Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 5:39 PM
If you've been wanting Valve's portable PC console, the Steam Deck, but lack the spare cash, Valve will be giving away a ton of them for free during next week's annual broadcast of The Game Awards. All you have to do is watch The Game Awards through Valve's streaming site. Oh, yeah: Remember when Valve launched a…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 4:15 PM
There's a corruption controversy rocking The Game Awards, and it's about...Genshin Impact? Apparently, there are a lot of Sonic Frontiers fans and TGA fans who think the gacha game's ascent in the Players' Voice award category has been suspicious, and they're loud about their displeasure. Things got so heated that TGA…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 4:00 PM
Bizarrely, after a biophage mutant, limbs falling off it as easily as scooping into a pudding, puts its hands into my mouth and rips my jaw from my face for the fifth time, it comes to me: Oh, this is a transportation game.
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 3:35 PM
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 2:45 PM
Although Netflix fumbled the bag with its marketing of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, it managed to avoid a hefty copyright strike from Disney by removing one of the most beloved scenes in the manga.
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 1:20 PM
With today's launch of The Callisto Protocol, a consensus across the games media is that this is a decent PS5 Dead Space-like, but a terrible PC game. The reason being, the game is grimly stuttering, even on top-end machines. I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to stutter, but you do need to switch off some bells and…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 1:05 PM
If you've been following the dizzying dramatics around the Smash World Tour, you may have seen Nintendo's new statement regarding the tournament's sudden cancellation. The Mario maker has said it "cares about Super Smash Bros. fans," expressly stating that esports organization Panda Global had no influence whatsoever…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 12:55 PM
Ah, the battle pass. Once a feature seemingly reserved for the battle royale, it's now as ubiquitous in the gaming industry as everyone's favorite dripless MC. In the past year or so, franchises like Halo and Overwatch embraced the battle pass for the first time, likely in the face of proof that the live-service…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 12:55 PM
Activision Blizzard's playbook came up short again. Despite delays, legal appeals, and threats to workers that organizing would lead to lower pay raises, quality assurance developers at the Diablo production studio Blizzard Albany voted 14-0 to unionize today. The Game Workers Alliance Albany are now the second group…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 12:45 PM
Are you flourishing at the game of life, or are you floundering at the very bottom? Give this ATM your debit card, and you can find out. Art Basel, a ghoulishly lavish art show, is hosting an ATM that takes your picture and ranks you on a public leaderboard according to your debit bank balance. Some people have $0.…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 12:35 PM
As far as I'm concerned, Call of Duty's new DMZ mode isn't just CoD's best game type, it's one of the best shooter game modes I've played in years. It's the familiar rush of a good shooter with great, roaming tactics that demand smart and reactive planning. But recent adjustments to the AI in this hybrid PvPvE game…
Kotaku Friday, December 2, 2022 11:50 AM
Within the many, many aspects of the new Pokémon Scarlet And Violet (PSV), from its Gym campaign to its Titan-battling storyline, is one feature that is easily forgotten: its Academy lessons. For the most part, that's for a good reason—they're astoundingly boring. But there's one moment, in the middle of a math…
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 5:57 PM
A slew of Destiny 2 Exotic reworks are coming to the FPS game, but player feedback on the pending changes shows Guardians aren't happy with the planned buffs and nerfs.
With Destiny 2 season 19 on the horizon, Guardians were initially excited to learn that the developers planned to rework more than 25 Exotic weapons. The phrasing led people to believe that Bungie would completely overhaul some weapons to offer more specific features, perks, and use cases.
Continue reading Destiny 2 Exotic reworks are underwhelming, say playersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 5:23 PM
The time I've put in for our Warhammer 40k Darktide review has been split, roughly evenly, between gleefully scything my way through hordes of shambling Chaos monstrosities shoulder to shoulder with my ragamuffin comrades, and poring over graphics options menus and forum posts, trying to get the co-op game to run. When Darktide is working, it's brilliant: its action unfolds in the most vivid depiction of the 41st millennium ever seen in a game, and it's told from a fresh outsider's perspective.
Unfortunately, all of Darktide's fantastic worldbuilding and dynamic, teamplay-based violence often gets sidelined by the host of technical issues still storming around like a rogue plague ogryn. Simply getting things to the point at which I could finish a run on my PC, which includes an AMD Ryzen 9 3900x and an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti running with 32 GB of RAM, has taken constant tweaking and fiddling. Using any of the ray-tracing options has resulted in frequent crashes, and performance across the board is well below what I expect on my hardware setup, given the Darktide system requirements.
Continue reading Warhammer 40k Darktide review – Chaos incarnateMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:37 PM
This Genshin Impact event will be offering free Primogems, mora, level-up materials, and more as part of the anime game's Twitch Creator Program. Both streamers and their viewers will have the chance to earn these rewards by accumulating streaming and viewing hours in version 3.3 once the event goes live on December 7.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:32 PM
Looking for a Midnight Suns characters tier list? The strategy game features 13 playable superheroes, each with their own unique abilities and part to play in a mission's squad. While some are stronger than others, it's easy getting a team of powerful supes together that synergise well.
Not every character on our Midnight Suns tier list is immediately available to you when you start the campaign in one of the best strategy games of the year. So, don't stress if you're worried you've missed your favourite member of the roster, or someone that you've maxed out the Midnight Suns friendship level with.
Continue reading Midnight Suns characters tier listMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Marvel's Midnight Suns review, Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay, The best tactical RPGS on PC
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:31 PM
If you're asking how to kill a Darktide Daemonhost, it's likely that you've been on the wrong end of an encounter with the most evil of beings, and suffered because of it. A Daemonhost can decimate half your squad in the blink of an eye if you aren't careful, so it's worth preparing so your mission doesn't go sideways.
What is a Darktide Daemonhost, you ask? Well, they're randomly generated boss-tier enemies that can appear while you're trying to complete an objective in the co-op game. They are shrouded in green gas, and before you see one of the monstrosities, you'll hear them in your head, nibbling away at your psyche. Aggravate one, and you'll most likely pay with your life.
Continue reading How to kill a Darktide DaemonhostMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:21 PM
A story-driven survival horror hinges on its characters, and The Callisto Protocol cast doesn't disappoint. From the odious Captain Ferris to the single-minded determination of Dani Nakamura, the personality and likeness of each character has been captured by a cast of diverse backgrounds that span across all different forms of media.
Of course, you could wait to reach the end credits to discover The Callisto Protocol cast in full, but if you wait that long you'll probably start to wonder: 'how long is The Callisto Protocol?' Well, we've got a guide for that. We'd also recommend checking out our Callisto Protocol review, if you're curious how we got on with its story. That said, read on for the voices behind one of the best horror games of 2022.
Continue reading The Callisto Protocol cast and charactersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Callisto Protocol review, The Callisto Protocol weapons, The Callisto Protocol upgrades
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:21 PM
There's a lot going on in The Callisto Protocol ending. Your journey through Black Iron prison has been hampered by setback after setback, but once you finally claw your way out of the depths the plot is like a runaway train. If you need the Callisto Protocol ending explained, have no fear – we've broken down those final moments, laying out the truth behind the biophage.
Specifically, our Callisto Protocol ending explained guide focuses on the latter half of 'Tower', the final chapter of one of the best horror games of 2022. Suffice it to say that there are major story spoilers below, so turn back now if you're not quite ready to uncover the secret at the heart of Callisto.
Continue reading The Callisto Protocol ending explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Callisto Protocol review, The Callisto Protocol weapons, The Callisto Protocol upgrades
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:22 PM
On the lookout for the best Warzone loadout? Now that the Vanguard Royale and Battle Royale playlists have been merged together to create one unified game, this means there are over 100 different weapons to pick from to build your perfect loadout drop.
We also have a guide on the best Warzone 2 loadouts in case you've moved over to the battle royale game sequel. Despite the plentiful ground loot in Caldera's hot zones, you'll want a reliable build to help you take out the opposition as you try to outrun the encroaching gas cloud. Using create-a-class system from Vanguard's multiplayer mode in Warzone, you can customise your weapons with attachments, tactical equipment, and perks to create the best Warzone loadouts.
Our best Warzone setups differ from our favourite builds for Vanguard's multiplayer mode as they're optimised for Caldera's vast environments. Not only do the weapons in Warzone feature tweaked stats, but we also have to take into consideration Warzone's armour plates and the additional player count. We've used our extensive knowledge of Warzone to pass on our victory prowess to you - use our best loadouts for Warzone to dominate the competition.
Continue reading Best Warzone loadout drop: top setups in CalderaMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Warzone loadouts, Best AR in Warzone , The best guns in Warzone
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:53 AM
Horror games are meant to be scary, but not in the way that the Callisto Protocol PC stutters are horrifying players. Unfortunately, it seems that the no matter what hardware your system is packing, no one can escape from the terror of its poor performance.
Continue reading Callisto Protocol PC stutters are ruining the horror gameMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:48 AM
What are the best card games on PC? It is not a question we would have been asking a few years ago, when some basic ports of paper-based systems and some minigames in larger titles were all we had access to.
Now, there are heaps of games like Hearthstone vying to be among the best card games on PC - it is one of the quickest growing genres in the industry. The best card games offer players a rich and constantly shifting meta, potentially limitless replayability, and are approachable to boot - so it is not hard to see why card games have taken off in recent years.
What that means is somebody (us) needs to lay down the objective truth (subjective opinion) on which are best card games on PC (the ones we enjoy the most). We will cover everything from the biggest player in the genre today (you will never guess which that is), the best ports from paper, the up-and-comers you might not have heard of, and some of the best free card games out there.
Continue reading The best card games on PC 2022MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Hearthstone decks, The best card games on PC, Free card games
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:36 AM
Want to know what the best Warzone guns are? Warzone Season 2 Reloaded completely changed the battle royale game by unifying the Vanguard Royale and Battle Royale playlists together. This means players no longer have to use Vanguard weapons if they own any of the guns from Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War.
You might be looking for the best Warzone 2 guns instead - give that guide a read if you've moved on to the sequel. Picking out the best Call of Duty Warzone weapons can be difficult, especially with over 100 different options to pick from across three games. If you're completely new to the battle royale game, you may struggle against players with every weapon as there's currently no way to unlock any of the guns in Warzone Caldera.
Continue reading Best Warzone guns: the top weapons in CalderaMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Warzone loadouts, Best AR in Warzone , The best guns in Warzone
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:48 AM
The Callisto Protocol system requirements show that the tides are changing. They're not quite as scary as the Silent Hill 2 remake since you'll be able to run the new survival horror game using the most popular graphics card on Steam, but given that very GPU is the minimum, many people are fast approaching the need to upgrade their gaming PC.
Continue reading The Callisto Protocol system requirements – 43% of you lack the GPUMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:14 AM
Wondering how many Need for Speed Unbound cars there are to make up the complete car list? The latest racer in the almost 30 year old series has a plethora of cars featuring some of the most famous brands in the world. From traditionally motorsport-focused names such as Ferrari and Porsche to those with a wider range of offerings, including Ford, Nissan, and Mercedes.
In total, there are 143 Need for Speed Unbound cars on launch. This will likely increase over time as updates and DLC are released, but it's certainly a lot to choose from in one of the better racing games in 2022. You'll need to do the Need for Speed Unbound money glitch a lot to be able to afford all of these rides, so carry on reading for the full car list.
Continue reading Need for Speed Unbound cars – the complete car listMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best racing games, Best multiplayer games, Best open-world games
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 11:14 AM
The Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD is the perfect companion for those looking for more storage - and let's face facts, we're always on the hunt for more space when games like Warhammer 40,000 Darktide and The Callisto Protocol take up between 50GB and 75GB an install. Fortunately, the solid state drive is currently the lowest price it's ever been on Amazon.
Continue reading Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD drops to its lowest price ever on AmazonMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB review, Best SSD for gaming, Best gaming monitor
PCGamesN Friday, December 2, 2022 12:29 PM
The Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirements may have taken a while to saddle up on Steam, but it won't take too much for you to start rocking those cowboy boots. Rockstar even says you're going to have a rootin tootin good time on PC, too, with graphics and technical enhancements compared to the console releases.
Continue reading Red Dead Redemption 2 system requirementsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review, RDR2 PC legendary animal hunts, RDR2 money guide
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 5:12 PM
Google have started issuing refunds for their recently canned game streaming service, Stadia. Those who'd bought any games, hardware or add-ons have already been told they'll get their money back by January 18th, which is when the lights go out and all access to Stadia games shuts off.
The situation sucks for the Stadia team, and the numerous developers who were caught short by Google's failure to communicate Stadia's imminent demise. If you've spent the past three years mostly buying games through Stadia though then crikey, that's a nice windfall.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 3:24 PM
Within the joyful depths of tabletop board gaming lies a genre known as 'take-that' style card games. They revolve around people pulling out cards that suddenly give them extra power or abilities, with counterplays almost entirely dependent on whether you happen to draw the right card in response. Munchkin is the king of these, at least in terms of popularity, having sent millions of players all over the world into dungeons where they competitively slay goofy horrors.
I cannot stand it, but it is now on Steam in early access, and statistically speaking a lot of people will be very happy about that.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 1:58 PM
If you want to get spooked in space, you're probably best off avoiding The Callisto Protocol for now - unless you want to face the horror of stuttering framerates. Hordes of people on Steam are reporting the same issues that Alice Bee did in her review, plonking Callisto's rating into Mostly Negative. Developers Striking Distance Studios have acknowledged the issue and say they'll drop a patch later today to fix it, but we'll see.
They've also revealed their post-launch roadmap, so hopefully it'll run well enough by February for you to enjoy the New Game+ and Hardcore modes.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 12:35 PM
Unlike buses, Valve games do not come in threes. That isn't about to change anytime soon, but one of the main writers behind both Portal games has revealed that they've got a "pretty awesome" idea for Portal 3. Erik Wolpaw say he and fellow Portal 2 penner Jay Pinkerton have even floated that idea around Valve, to a positive response. It's totes on the cards, is what it sounds like.
The news comes from Wolpaw's recent interview with YouTuber DidYouKnowGaming, which is also worth a watch to learn about all the ideas Valve didn't wind up using in Portal 2. At one point it had bullet time.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00 PM
My keyboard is broken, so this has been a fun week of workarounds that sort of work but not quite enough to play most things. That'll teach me to spend more than the £5 one that lasted for a decade I guess.
Fortunately, a few of the little turn based tactics games I'd had on the backburner for a while was Immortal Tactics Colon War of the Eternals, an excellent little fantasy combat game set on miniature hex grids. On paper, it's a stock fantasy game with a himbo, edgelord, and nerd fighting to kill monsters and unlock new characters. But what does paper know?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 11:39 AM
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launched on November 30th following several weeks of pre-order beta, but some players are already rather ticked off that the full-price game includes microtransactions. In particular, Darktide players are miffed that the co-op action game offers bundles of its Aquila premium currency that fall just short of the cost of some items in the store, meaning you'd have to stump up for several bundles to afford those. Taking to Darktide's Discord to ask why you can't just buy a specific amount of Aquilas for the items you want, one player was told by a spokesperson for Fatshark that adding such a feature would be "immeasurably complex".
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 11:08 AM
I was dismissive of my first few games of Marvel Snap, intrigued by the next few, then hooked within ten. Second Dinner's lightning-fast CCG manages to pack a surprising amount of nuance and strategy within six turns, while cleverly leaning on that brevity to play around with ideas that wouldn't work elsewhere. It's neat! And free! You should try it.
All the more so, now that the latest update has added Collector Tokens that let you buy specific cards rather than leaving you solely at the mercy of booster packs. There are also 16 new cards, nerfs to some old ones, and a smattering of other improvements.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, December 2, 2022 11:06 AM
At the beginning of November, we announced we were going to write a bumper crop of supporter articles for the month to celebrate the launch of our new introductory offer on our monthly Standard subscriptions. Normally, these exclusive supporter articles are reserved for our Premium subscription tier, but because we wanted to give those Standard introductory folks a taste of what Premium has to offer as well, we decided to make a bunch of them visible to all subscribers.
About a week into November, we realised that we didn't have a very good way of flagging which of those articles Standard subscribers could actually read (our bad), and due to a combination of holidays, illness and general busy-ness, we completely failed to come up with a solution. Apologies! To remedy that, I've now listed all of them below. Enjoy!
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 5:58 PM
While PC users are having issues with The Callisto Protocol, an update is coming to help.
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 5:40 PM
A return to old ways.
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 5:09 PM
You can dress your Hunter in many creative ways in Marvel's Midnight Suns.
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 1:42 PM
Netherrealm Studios confirms that we'll have to wait longer to hear about the next Mortal Kombat or Injustice.
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 12:36 PM
Loop8: Summer of Gods loooks very promising in a new trailer showing its gameplay loop.
Twinfinite Friday, December 2, 2022 11:00 AM
With the new movement comes a new defining way to play.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 5:00 PM
The latest Fire Emblem Engage character that Nintendo introduced is Byleth, one of the past heroes you can summon with an Emblem Ring. Byleth was the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which was the previous mainline title. While the player could choose Byleth's gender in their actual game, Byleth will appear as a man in Fire Emblem Engage.
Byleth will be a support unit. He can raise his allies' stats, as well as use Divine Pulse to reset an attack. If an attack was going to miss, he can rewind time and the attack will land on the second try. There is a chance that Divine Pulse will not work, though, so the success rate will likely depend on one of Byleth's stats. Byleth will work the best when around allies, rather than on his own.
There is also a conversation between Alcryst and Byleth, which lets someone see how the characters interact with the past heroes. In the short clip, Byleth compliments Alcryst on his skills in the previous battle. However, Alcryst takes it the wrong way. After reacting with fear, he asks if Byleth is indirectly telling him that he needs to defeat more enemies.
Byleth is part of the Emblem Ring system that will be a main feature in Fire Emblem Engage. In the game, you can have Emblem Rings to summon past heroes from the series. Some of the characters Nintendo confirmed so far include Marth, Lyn, and Sigurd. The original characters of Engage can also synchronize and combine with past heroes with Engage in order to boost their stats and unlock special skills.
Fire Emblem Engage is in development and will come out on January 20, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch. It is available for pre-order in the eShop.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 4:00 PM
Capcom clarified just how compatible the Monster Hunter Rise PS4 and PS5 versions will be, noting details about cross-save support. There will be no cross-progression possible with the game. A representative confirmed this to Digital Trends after the initial announcement. However, the additional details also noted the cross-progression and cross-saves will be available for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. [Thanks, Digital Trends!]
How cross-save support would work would mean someone could begin playing Monster Hunter Rise on a PS4, then use that same save file on the PS5. (Or vice versa.)
However, there will be some cross-platform compatibility when Monster Hunter Rise launches on the PS4 and PS5. Cross-play will be available. So someone playing on a PS4 will be able to go on hunts with a person on a PS5. This feature is restricted by platforms, though. So PS4 and PS5 folks can play together, but wouldn't be able to play with those on Xbox platforms.
There are some exclusive features confirmed for the PS5 version of Monster Hunter Rise. For example, it will take advantage of the DualSense controller. Adaptive triggers will work with some weapons.
Monster Hunter Rise will launch appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on January 20, 2023.
The post Monster Hunter Rise PS4 and PS5 Lacks Cross-Save Support appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 3:00 PM
The Steam Deck can be a handy way to enjoy all sorts of games from players' libraries. After all, getting to play things on the go is always a boon. But given how many titles are out there, pinning down specific ones can get overwhelming. So for this week's Siliconera's Speaks Up, we figured share some of what we would consider the best JRPGs on the Steam Deck and see what everyone had to recommend.
I mean, I don't own a Steam Deck yet, but I'd think FFVII Remake would be one of the best RPGs to play on it. It's a very demanding game, and that the handheld can manage it is great! Also, this is the only possible way you can play it essentially as Square Enix intended on the go. There's no Switch port, after all. Plus, it's a really interesting reimagining of FFVII, and given FFVII Rebirth, aka part 2, is on the way, it could be a good way to catch up. — Jenni
I was thinking of being cheeky and calling the Steam Deck's best JRPG "a Nintendo Switch emulator," but thankfully Square Enix stepped in and resurrected one of my favorite games ever: Tactics Ogre Reborn. The tactical game is perfectly suited to play on a handheld device. It's a classic on the PSP and Vita, and it'll continue to be a classic on the Steam Deck, or even the Switch, where it also released. — Josh
The Steam Deck is great for two sorts of games: ones that haven't gotten a port to the Switch yet, and ones that are just a bit too taxing for the now-aging Nintendo hardware. For the latter category, the Steam Deck can be the sort of "Switch Pro" many out there have been whining about needing for some time. A great case study: Monster Hunter Stories 2. The game's only on PC and Switch, and it's great on both, but it certainly benefits from a bit more graphical horsepower on the Deck. As a bonus? You can make the franchise's platform list even weirder, with the first game only releasing on 3DS and phones. — Graham
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 2:40 PM
After its initial reveal during the PlayStation State of Play, there has not been much information on Tekken 8. However, that changed this week. The official Tekken 8 Twitter account tweeted a short teaser with the hashtag #SAVETHED8, as well as the date December 8, 2022. This teaser is likely saying that Tekken 8 will appear in some form during The Game Awards 2022.
The Game Awards 2022 will take place on December 8, 2022. The nominee list is already online for people to see what games can potentially win awards for this year. However, this announcement implies that a trailer of some sort for Tekken 8 will appear during the ceremony as well. During the State of Play, we only got a brief video of Jin and Kazuya fighting. So the trailer on December 8, 2022 may give a more concrete look at the game's playable roster, stages, or gimmicks.
Bandai Namco first teased Tekken 8 during Evo 2022. At the time, there was no official confirmation as to what the video was. From the trailer, it appears that this entry will have cinematics throughout the battle, with lots of close-ups and different camera angles.
Tekken 8 is in development for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam. A trailer for Tekken 8 will appear at The Game Awards show on December 8, 2022.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 2:00 PM
Bravely Default launched ten years ago, and Square Enix is commemorating the occasion with a pack of special merchandise. The Bravely Default 10th Anniversary goods pack contains several pieces celebrating the game's birthday. The company also held a special Anniversary exhibition in October 2022.
The Bravely Default 10th Anniversary set contains four items. A mini-folding screen shows off the cast of characters, specially illustrated in a lineup over six panels. The screen measures 43 inches wide when fully unfolded. A set of four plushies represents the four main characters of the game: Agnes, Tiz, Edea, and Ringabel. There's also a glass "3D" crystal that shows off Airy the cryst-fairy, as well as iconic scenes from the game. A set of two clear files protects documents in Bravely Default style. Finally, a tote bag with the 10th Anniversary logo keeps all that stuff in one place.
The Bravely Default 10th Anniversary merchandise set costs 20,000 Yen (about $148 USD) and is available through the Square Enix online store.
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Bravely Default first launched in October 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS. It was originally conceived as an action-RPG follow-up to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, but was reimagined as Bravely Default over the course of development.
The game takes place in the world of Luxendarc, a place balanced by four elemental crystals. One day, the crystals are consumed by darkness, bringing calamity. The four protagonists are brought together by their respective circumstances, and set off to reawaken the crystals and save the world from darkness.
Bravely Default is playable on the 3DS. Its sequel, Bravely Default II, launched on the Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021.
The post Bravely Default 10th Anniversary Goods Include Plushies and Art Screens appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 1:30 PM
The results are in for the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 Japan Asia. This year, the Grand Award was given to 2 titles: Genshin Impact and Elden Ring. In addition to the Grand Awards, Sony also gave out Partner, Special, and Users' Choice Awards.
The PlayStation Partner Awards dates back to 1995, a year after the platform was first released. Originally titled the PlayStation Awards, the annual event is held to honor hit PlayStation titles sold throughout the year and the creativity of the people who made them.
A total of 14 awards were given out this year to games released between October 2021 and September 2022. The Grand Award was given to the top 2 bestselling titles worldwide that were made by Japanese and Asian developers. The 5 Partner Award winners met the same criteria but also had particularly noteworthy user metrics. The first Special Award was given to the bestselling title in Japan and Asia that was developed outside of those regions, while the second was given to the bestselling title globally that was developed in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. Lastly, the Users' Choice Award was given to 5 of the top 30 most-played (based on total number of hours) titles as voted by players in Japan and Asia.
Check out the full results below:
Of note particular note is that Elden Ring won multiple awards this year, taking home both a Grand Award and a Users' Choice Award. Additionally, Genshin Impact, Final Fantasy XIV, and Apex Legends are all returning award winners from 2021. Genshin won a Grand Award last year as well, while both FFXIV and Apex take home their respective awards for the third year in a row.
The post PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 Winners Include Elden Ring, Genshin Impact appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 1:00 PM
Splatoon players, beware. Nintendo has confirmed a persisting glitch introduced in the newly released of Splatoon 3 version 2.0.0, aptly named Chill Season. On December 2, 2022, the official Splatoon Japanese account went into more detail.
The Splatoon 3 Chill Season glitches involve the Roller and Brush weapons. When firing any of these type of weapons too close to terrain, some bullets may not fire. Nintendo is aiming to patch this glitch as late as the end of next week.
A different issue was fixed earlier on December 1, 2022. It involved communication errors when using Special Weapons under unspecified circumstances.
Here is the available information from Nintendo of Europe:
Fortunately, this new season adds things other than glitches. With version 2.0.0 of Splatoon 3 also comes the new Chill Season, including a plethora of new content. Three new maps, three new weapons, multiple weapon variants, and new gear were added to mix things up. In addition, with Drizzle Season ended, the previous catalog is inaccessible and a brand new one took its place. People can complete it before the end of the season in March 1, 2023.
New play modesare available too. X Battle will be available after reaching a rank of S+0 or higher in Anarchy Battle. Salmonids will also begin invading the regular battle stages. The first Big Run event starts in December 10, 2022 and will only be available for a limited time.
Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, as is its version 2.0.0 update.
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Crunchyroll announced new and returning anime series coming to the streaming service in 2023 at CCXP 2022 in Brazil. A number of notable shows will be available online. Among the notable ones coming back to Crunchyroll are Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense season 2 and season 3 of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Chaos in Urbanrama. It will also add new additions like Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army and The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up At The Duke's Mansion.
There are four additions coming to the service in January 2023. That's when Crunchyroll will get Bofuri season 2, Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army, The Fire Hunter, and Sorcerous Stabber Orphen season 3.
The next three will show up on Crunchyroll in April 2023. All of those are entirely new to the service. A Galaxy Next Door My Home Hero, The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up At The Duke's Mansion will appear that month.
Finally, one series only has a general 2023 release window. Sometime next year, My Clueless First Friend wiill debut.
As a reminder, here's how some of those shows will look. First, here's a Bofuri season 2 trailer.
Next, here's the Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Chaos in Urbanrama. season 3 trailer.
This is the Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army teaser.
Here is what people can expect from The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up At The Duke's Mansion.
This is My Home Hero.
You can watch The Fire Hunter teaser below.
Finally, this is the My Clueless First Friend official trailer.
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Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00 PM
Part of Square Enix's drip marketing for Theatrhythm Final Bar Line involves sharing tidbits on Twitter about the game. These teases can show off characters or gameplay elements. The latest involves a way to share user data. It looked at the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line ProfiCards players get, which let them show their top characters and songs and share Summonstones.
The new images show what the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line ProfiCards entail. On the page dedicated to them in-game, you can see your own card, edit it, see your collection of cards, exchange them, get a password, or enter a password. The front of a person's Theatrhythm Final Bar Line card will show their three top songs played, while the back shows their top five most used characters and current party.
It also shows how someone can set a Summonstone. People's full collection of available stones appear on the left. You can then choose which one is attached to your card and "given" to people who get your Theatrhythm Final Bar LineProfiCard. For example, the Knights of the Round Summonstone in the example has the benefits "CollectaCard drop rate+20%," "item drop rate +10%," and "trigger damage dealt +15%" when used.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will come out on February 16, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. In the past, Square Enix shared the full Theatrhythm Final Bar Line song list and teased some of its characters.
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Siliconera Friday, December 2, 2022 11:30 AM
Bandai Namco announced a sales milestone for Digimon Survive. The game, which is a hybrid between a tactical title and visual novel, passed 500,000 units sold worldwide. This comes following multiple discounts in November 2022 that dropped its price.
Here's the official announcement. As a reminder, the game debuted worldwide on July 29, 2022. This means it took about four months to reach almost half a million units sold.
This news arrives after multiple Digimon Survive sales appeared over Black Friday 2022. For example, GameStop dropped the game's price to $17. That discount is still in effect. While Switch copies were sold out as of 10am ET on December 2, 2022, PS4 ones were still available at that price. The Switch version is also $41.99 in the eShop until December 4, 2022.
As a reminder, this is a darker sort of Digimon game. After a group of teenagers pass through a tunnel during a storm, they find themselves in a world full of Digimon. They need to work alongside their partners to stay alive.
Digimon Survive is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, December 2, 2022 5:30 PM
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Wo-Chien is one of the powerful new Legendary Pokémon that debuts in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This Dark/Grass snail can be found at level 60, and has a number of powerful moves, abilities, and stats. Whether you want to add such a powerful Pokémon to your team or simply complete your Pokedex, Wo-Chien is worth the effort. However, finding and catching it is not as straightforward as it may seem. Here's our guide on how to get Wo-Chien in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Where to find Wo-Chien in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Finding Wo-Chien is quite simple since it is located in one of the first areas you can explore, the South Province (Area One). A Purple Shrine is located at the base of a cliff on the eastern side of Area One. It will be locked, but Wo-Chien is behind that door. Screenshot by PC Invasion Beating the main story is not a requirement to catch Wo-Chien. But you will encounter it at level 60, meaning your team should be level 50-55 at a minimum. Having all the ...
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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a fun game to enjoy solo or with friends, when you're able to connect to its servers. But sometimes, you can't and it returns an error code that really doesn't quite explain the problem. Error code 2003 has been particularly frustrating for players, but it's not the only code in Tertium. And you may be wondering how you can fix error code 9999 in Darktide. Unfortunately, there is no current direct fix. Error code 9999 in Darktide is one you get when there's a problem with the game connecting to the server. Around the 'net, it's looking like the error has something to do with a failed handshake between the game and the servers. There are some steps you can try, however. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide — How to fix error code 9999 When the game is unable to reach the servers, it's clearly a connection issue. Try refreshing everything by restarting the big three: your game, your platform, and your router. You d...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, December 2, 2022 3:16 PM
There are few issues more abrupt and frustrating in gaming than technical problems. Stuttering, in particular, robs you of precious immersion, while also making you concerned over whether your PC or the game is to blame for your woes. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide isn't as well optimized as it could be. And some Darktide players have reported issues with stuttering while playing — but here's how you can try to fix it. Warhammer 40K: Darktide – How to fix stuttering Generally speaking, if you're experiencing stuttering in Darktide, you're likely not alone. Our own Andrew Farrell suffered from low framerate during his review, though he never mentioned any stutters. Those who want to know how to fix stuttering in Darktide need to take heed of the previous information. If the performance is low, the it could be software-related. You may have to hold for a patch or three before playing the game at a more optimized level. Regardless, if you can't wait t...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, December 2, 2022 2:30 PM
The Lasgun is a curious piece of kit in Warhammer 40,000. It's not the strongest weapon in the setting, and many people jokingly refer to it as "flashlight." This is what happens when you have no armor penetration capability and only incapacitate human-sized targets 50% of the time. Nevertheless, the lore keeps telling us that Guardsmen love the Lasgun's reliability, and some even forego other weapons to stick with it. Too bad the gameplay in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, the one game where you're actually playing the Imperial Guard, is absolutely uninterested in this trope. Why Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is hurt by the loot treadmill As soon as you start Darktide, you're shackled to the eternal loot treadmill. For every mission you beat, you are likely to get an incrementally better version of the gun you had before. Your current Lasgun is rated at 289 power. The new one you discovered is rated at 295 and does 5% more damage to heretics as long they're blond and Sagitt...
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Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in Hisui, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be tasked to […]
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A release date for the title was not announced
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Will also be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers for Console, Cloud, and PC.
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A trailer showcasing the combat moves, voice lines, and more for the character's was also released.
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Lets players gain access to all DLC made for the game including weapons, levels, outfits and more.
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