Dec 11, 22:00

GamersHeroes Sunday, December 11, 2022 7:24 PM

A big-bodied grappler smashing records on size and power, Texas will make his way to Mane6 and Modus Games' Them's Fightin' Herds on December 19.

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GamersHeroes Sunday, December 11, 2022 4:57 PM

Dubbed "Welcome To Raven Brooks," check out the world of tinyBuild's Hello Neighbor in a new way with the first episode of their new animated series.

The post First Episode of Hello Neighbor Animated Series Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Sunday, December 11, 2022 8:15 PM

Salmon is an artist based in Poland.


Kotaku Sunday, December 11, 2022 6:00 PM

Adobe used to be known as the company that made Acrobat and PhotoShop. Addobe is increasingly becoming known, however, as one of the great digital grifters of the modern age.


Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 4:39 PM
      The major hub at Newark Liberty International Airport is almost ready for release in MSFS.

Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 3:33 PM
     Wednesday and Enid look ultra-cute drawn in anime style.

Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 6:00 PM

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A Pokemon Legends: Arceus Poke Ball replica figure is available in the Pokemon Center. It costs $69.99. According to the product description, the material is resin, and it has recreated the look of the wooden base and the metallic trim. This is only for decorative purposes. You cannot open up the Poke Ball.

The Pokemon Legends: Arceus Poke Ball replica will come with a display stand. It is around three inches in diameter, which makes it the right size to place around your house or apartment. It states that there is a purchase limit of two. However, it does not state if this accounts for each customer or each household.

Here are some pictures of the Poke Ball replica figure:

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In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past, trainers have to actually construct their own Poke Balls. The mechanism of the ball itself is the same as more "modern" Pokemon games, but the design is obviously different. For one thing, it appears to have a latch of sorts on the front, whereas newer Poke Balls have a button.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is readily available for the Nintendo Switch. You can purchase the Poke Ball replica from the online Pokemon Center shop.

The post Pokemon Legends Arceus Poke Ball Figure Available Now appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, December 11, 2022 8:45 PM
     Featured BannerlordMount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is one of the quintessential medieval sandbox experiences out there. While you can just simply conquer the known world with a vast army, you can also conquer the world's economy by having the best possible companions around to lead your caravans. Here's what to look for when hiring a caravan master in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. Who are the best companions for caravans in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Image via TaleWorlds Entertainment Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has a lot of traits and stats across the game's many different companions so the game can be pretty overwhelming to learn. Sometimes you might end up hiring a companion you don't like but don't worry since you can check out our How To Dismiss Companions Guide if you need to cut costs. But if we're just talking about caravan masters then you want to be looking for characters with these titles: The Swift and The Spicevendor. Titles help indicate the skill levels of the compa...

Dec 11, 16:00

PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:44 PM
     Overwatch 2 season 2 hero unlock method should be the default

With the launch of Overwatch 2 season 2, players are busily diving into the new meta (especially if they're Doomfist mains). However, alongside the launch of the latest hero for the multiplayer game comes a new method by which players can get their hands on the other new characters including Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko. There was plenty of concern about what this might entail, but as it turns out it's so smart that I'd propose it becomes the default method.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 11:40 AM
     The Elder Scrolls meets UFC 282 as fighter channels Skyrim Dragonborn

The Elder Scrolls and professional mixed martial arts aren't two things that collide often, but UFC 282 saw the two worlds collide as fighter Jan Blachowicz channelled the Skyrim Dragonborn by walking out to the main theme of one of the best fantasy games. Entering the arena ahead of his light-heavyweight title fight against Magomed Ankalaev, Blachowicz strides out to the powerful orchestral and vocal stylings of Dragonborn.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 11:03 AM
     The Sims 4 build creates Fallout style abandoned town with no CC

Usually when you think of the best Sims 4 builds, you tend to imagine beautiful, hand-crafted houses with stunning gardens and gorgeous interiors. Sims creator Mita Sims decided to take a different approach, adopting the aesthetic of run-down, abandoned apartment blocks that you might usually associate more with games like Fallout 4 and Nier Automata than with the upbeat EA life sim.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4 free

PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:57 AM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley companions are too committed to roles

Assigning specialist roles to your Disney Dreamlight Valley companions is one of the best ways to maximise your resources and earn money quickly in the life sim game. However, with no easy way to track who's handling what, it can be easy to end up with too many eggs in one basket, because Disney Dreamlight Valley characters aren't easily swayed once they set their mind on a given task.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide

Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 3:33 PM
     Wednesday and Enid look ultra-cute drawn in anime style.

Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 2:30 PM
     Tokugawa Ieyasu of Japan is ready to crush all other warlords in Civilization 6's Great Commanders DLC

Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 2:04 PM
     Woosa and Maegu are coming to Black Desert and Black Desert Mobile in a few days.

Twinfinite Sunday, December 11, 2022 1:06 PM
     Melty Blood: Type Lumina by Type-Moon is getting a free update with new characters, languages, stioy, and more.

Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 3:00 PM

We know D3 Publisher is makes budget games. It's done so since way back in the early 2000s with all of the Simple 1500 Series titles. There's a place for them! They can even be fun. Samurai Maiden feels like it belongs in that sort of line. The problem is, it is essentially a "budget" game with a premium $59.99 price. Given how uneven and unsatisfying it is, it just isn't right. The more I played, the greater the grudge I came to bear against this bland, boring, and relatively barebones beat'em up.

Normally, I like to start reviews by talking about the game's story. You know, set the stage for why someone should care about the characters and want to go on this new adventure. Samurai Maiden baffled me by just… starting things with Tsumugi immediately being teleported to the Sengoku period. There's no introduction or exposition! We suddenly see her mid-conversation with an invisible voice, and then she's in front of Nobunaga Oda! After a bit of blathering, we find out she is a prophesied Priestess of Harmony. Three shinobi from different worlds gathered to meet her so they can fight a Demon Lord together, hugging, kissing, and taking selfies along the way. I mean, eventually you do get the proper introduction you deserve… when the second chapter begins. It's an awkward and off-putting design.

Samurai Maiden

The script is atrocious. There is no redeemable dialogue here. I wonder if the writers ever engaged in any ordinary conversations with fellow humans. Why would Tsumugi introduce herself as a member of Gen Z? Especially to a Sengoku warrior who both doesn't know what the term means? More importantly, he probably doesn't even care! Also, at one point Tsumugi actually says, "We're girls, so it's no big deal" after Iyo exclaims, "Your cheeks are touching! Your friend's hugging you from behind in this one!" It's one of many terrible lines in this disappointment of a game. I suspect Nobunaga takes his leave so swiftly because he knows this is a hot mess and wants none of it.

Review: Samurai Maiden is Infuriating

As for the fanservice, it is about what people can expect. You do eventually unlock hugging and kissing scenes, but it isn't as blatant as games like Omega Labyrinth Z. It takes quite a while to even unlock more "romantic" sorts of moments in the gallery. There's no explanation or justification for the sudden instantaneous attraction between the warriors and Tsumugi. I guess being the Priestess of Harmony is quite the aphrodisiac? I've played games that leverage same-sex relationships and sexual tension as selling points before, and Samurai Maiden's dialogue isn't realistic or enjoyable, not to mention it can feel a bit tame compared to other titles.

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Fanservice aside, probably the main reason someone should be turning to Samurai Maiden is its beat'em up action. Well, don't come into it expecting Senran Kagura or Omega Force Musou-quality action. These blades are pretty dull! Tsumugi doesn't really move fluidly across the battlefield, and it very quickly delves into button-mashing. Combos are basic, though sometimes the skills she'll learn by getting closer to her warrior "friends" helps. It's incredibly repetitive action against enemies that tend to all look the same and aren't very smart. Not to mention it tends to feel very clunky. But hey, at least the lesser enemiess often just stand around waiting for you to attack!

The only real challenge comes when you face bosses or larger foes, as they'll summon minions over-and-over again to hit from behind when you're distracted with the "important" target. Why worry about actually making foes tactical geniuses when you can toss a ton at someone at once to make it impossible to dodge every mediocre attack? Especially if there are mines on the battlefield that deal damage to you if an enemy nearby steps on one. It isn't too terrible to cut through them. However, when I did kick things up to a Hard difficulty in some chapters, the enemies didn't get any brighter! They just got healthier! Which meant they could summon more allies! Whittling away at their HP was frustrating.

Samurai Maiden

It is disappointing to see how Tsumugi's ally is handled too. You'd think given the focus on relationships, the ability to have the active love interest running alongside Tsumugi, and the fact these other three women are all ninjas, they'd help out in a fight? Nope! Unless you direct them to use a special action, they just trail along like a lovesick puppy. I know you have a weapon, Iyo! There's a horde of enemies around us! Use it! But no, instead they will just hold it in a defensive position, poised to strike, without acting at all. Not to mention when you do use their special attack in a fight, you need to be positioned just so to ensure you hit your targets.

Also, if a game is going to add platformer elements, try and make the characters competent? As you go through the very linear stages, occasionally you need to jump or use your allies' skills to proceed. Tsumugi isn't good at jumping! It's stiff and awkward. The double jump doesn't go as far as you would expect, which took some getting used to. I wondered if the team knew combat wasn't very excited, so added these segments while traveling between fights to give players something more to do. These segments aren't well executed, which irritated me. Likewise, the occasional puzzles are too easy to feel worthwhile.

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While Samurai Maiden's characters may be cute, the gameplay is completely unsatisfying. At its best, it is a bland beat'em up sending you slashing through skeletal specters. At its worst, it is infuriating. Samurai Maiden isn't like Ed-0: Zombie Uprising, which is in early access and only costs $19.99. This would be a far different review it was. It is a disappointing game in a sorry state, and there are far better fanservice-filled beat'em ups out there.

Samurai Maiden is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 1:30 PM

Yae Miko Carries an Umbrella in New Genshin Impact Live Wallpaper

There's a new free background from HoYoVerse. It updated the N0va Desktop add with a Genshin Impact live wallpaper of Yae Miko. The app and wallpaper are free to download. However, there is a limitation with this one. The tweet noted it is only for people using a Windows PC.

Whenever one of these kinds of backgrounds appear, it tends to show a more serene scene. In this live wallpaper, Yae Miko is wandering around the Inazuma area in Genshin Impact. She is carrying an umbrella and posed on some steps. If someone watches, she'll look around her and toward the "camera."

It's been a while since HoYoVerse released a Genshin Impact live wallpaper. The last one showed up at the beginning of November 2022. It featured the five-star Cryo archer Ganyu. That one was also notable in that it wasn't just available for PCs and Android tablets. It could be used on Android phones too.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It might be a while before a gacha to acquire Yae Miko returns. Her last rerun banner just ended on December 6, 2022. N0va Desktop is available on PCs and Android devices. Once added, the Yae Miko live wallpaper will always be available there for free.

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Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:00 PM

quintessential quintuplets movie who does Futaro marry who wins yotsuba

Among the sisters Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki, who does Futaro marry in The Quintessential Quintuplets? It's a question people might ask even if they don't follow the series. The idea of who wins is pretty much the whole point of The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie. Well, that and who the girl in the picture was. At the same. time, it pretty successfully tells a story that is accessible to anyone who watches it. As long as someone is familiar with harem anime or manga series and is aware that there are five sisters, one classmate who tutors them, and one ends up with him in the end, it's possible to appreciate the situation and film.

The beginning of the movie plays with the notion of "which sister does Futaro marry" by not exactly revealing which Nakano "quintessential quintuplet" he ends up with and who wins. He reminisces about a flashback in which all five sisters appear before him. Then, when he goes to see the bride in her dress, all five appear in gowns ahead of him, saying that they love him one after another.

From there, it goes back to that fateful moment to answer the question about who wins in that The Quintessential Quintuplets viewers have been wondering about for years. (Well, if they didn't go ahead and read the manga.) We get to see every characters' special moments with both Futaro and their sisters. Starting with Yotsuba, we're seeing insight into what might be next for The Quintessential Quintuplets. Nino especially ends up getting moments with everyone, helping to establish relationships and mindsets.

But what's also great about the movie is that it addresses these questions, but in a way in which newcomers can generally hop in and get what's going on. It becomes obvious fairly swiftly that both Ichika and Nino understand their sisters Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki all love Futaro in The Quintessential Quintuplets. Their attitudes make elements of their personalities come off strongly, perhaps more so than in the anime and manga sometimes, to help set each one apart rather quickly for possible newcomers. However, it isn't "so" out of character that it is overwhelming for people who already love the series.

To be honest, I also feel like the format is great for people who have been interested in the concept of The Quintessential Quintuplets, but didn't want to spend 14 volumes wondering "will they or won't they" when thinking about who does Futaro finally marry. There is absolutely that sense of tension. Especially when we get moments where certain sisters spend time one-on-one with Futaro.

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The structure in the movie also pays off for The Quintessential Quintuplets fans who have a favorite. After a certain point, there are these hypothetical situations. This means everyone gets to see these extra moments with each sister. We can appreciate character development that came up throughout the anime and culminate in the film. So even if the sister that is your pick doesn't win, you get to experience a moment in which she did get her time with Futaro. However, when it comes to the Nino, Yotsuba, and Itsuki parts, The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie puts up more of a barrier. (The Itsuki segment is the one that requires the most prior knowledge.)

The result is a movie with a big payoff. No matter which character or pairing you like, there's a part of the film a fan would enjoy. If you're new to the series, the nature and structure is still enjoyable enough and helps provide enough context to explain who is important and why answers to questions about that and the girl Futaro met so many years ago matter. And, well, if you want to know who wins, watching The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie answers that and leaves one of the "winners" at the end.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie came out in Japan in May 2022, and started to appear in other countries worldwide in December 2022.

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Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 10:00 AM

Melty Blood Type Lumina DLC

A new round of updates from Type-Moon Games brings another pair of Fate/Grand Order characters to the playable roster of Melty Blood Type Lumina. The latest round of Melty Blood Type Lumina DLC brings with it The Count of Monte Cristo (Edmond Dantes), and Ushiwakamaru. Both were first introduced to the Fate and Tsukihime multiverse by way of Fate/Grand Order. The DLC pack goes live on December 15, 2022, and will be free to all players, including the pair's character stories and battle stages.

Before joining via Melty Blood Type Lumina DLC, Edmond Dantes initially joined Fate/Grand Order as the game's first Avenger-class Servant. His character design comes from artist Rui Komatsuzaki, who designed the characters from the Danganronpa series. Dantes is voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki (Eugeo from Sword Art Online Alicization, Ritsuka Fujimaru from Fate/Grand Order - Babylon).

Check out Dantes' battle preview below. In the preview he fights Roa. Though Roa doesn't recognize Dantes, Dantes has encountered a different version of Roa before - and burned him alive.

The other Melty Blood Type Lumina DLC character to be added is Ushiwakamaru, another visitor from FGO. Ushiwakamaru is the youth name of Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune, one of the most famous warriors in Japanese history. A samurai general during the 12th-century Genpei war, Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune helped topped the Taira clan, paving the way for the Minamoto to establish the shogunate system that would rule Japan in some capacity for the next seven hundred years. Ushiwakamaru played a prominent role in the story and anime adaptation of Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia. She's voiced by Saori Hayami (Yor in Spy x Family, Archer of Red in Fate/Apocrypha, Shinobu in Demon Slayer).

Ushiwakamaru's battle preview trailer emphasizes her speed and swordsmanship. In her legend she learned swordplay from the Tengu of Kurama temple. Her Arc Drive refers to her Noble Phantasm, "The Wandering Tales of Shana-oh, Hoemaru, the Spider-Killer".

Besides the character update, the Melty Blood Type Lumina DLC will add a free Boss Rush story written by Type-Moon co-founder Kinoko Nasu. Additional character colors, music, customization options, and language support for Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese is also included.

Melty Blood Type Lumina is available on
the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

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Siliconera Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:00 AM

fire emblem engage dlc expansion pass

A new trailer for Fire Emblem Engage shows off how Dimitri, Claude, Edelgard, and Tiki will work if you get the Expansion Pass. They are the first wave of DLC characters for the upcoming Fire Emblem, and will launch on the same day as the game's official release. The expansion pass will also have new accessories for you to dress your characters in, as well as new maps.

You can watch the trailer for the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass here:

In the trailer, all three of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters appear from the same Ring. Every turn, the game randomly selects one of the three to be your equipped Hero. No matter who you have, the Engage Skills are the same. One is three consecutive strikes with an ax, a lance, and then an arrow. The Lineage Engage Skill will grant an 120% EXP boost to whoever has the Ring on.

As for Tiki, she can turn into a dragon when you Engage with her. One of her Engage Skills will make it easier for a character's stats to grow when they level up. Another one appears to be an auto-revive that will kick in if your character dies. Tiki will be a very support-oriented character to use, based on this kit.

Fire Emblem Engage is in development and will come out on the Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023. The Expansion Pass and Wave 1 DLC for Fire Emblem Engage will also come out on that date.

The post Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass Trailer Shows Engage Skills appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:00 AM
     Wavetale Pc Review 1Wavetale appears to be the final casualty of Stadia's exclusivity deals. The game initially released on that platform a year ago and practically no one played it. Because, y'know, Stadia. But the exclusivity window has ended and now people can play it, although history has shown us that it's quite difficult to get much attention after being locked away on Stadia. Which is a shame, because Wavetale is a worthwhile experience. It's very short and fairly one-note, but the visuals, world, story, and gameplay are all lovely, making for a pleasant way to spend four hours or so. The game's cutscenes are fully voiced by a talented cast that does a wonderful job of bringing the characters of Wavetale to life. Sigrid lives on a lighthouse island with her grandmother Doris. Her home, Strandville, is overrun with this black muck known as Gloom, which was spread into Sigrid's homeland by people she knows as the Dirty Paws. But when the Gloom worsens and the D...

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:33 AM
     It could be a while before we see another Hellboy movie in theaters, but it looks like the Right Hand of Doom is going to be making a splash in the video game arena. Thanks to the Game Awards 2022, we have our first look at Hellboy Web of Wyrd, and it's like a Mike […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:22 AM
     Cyberpunk 2077 may not have been able to get the multiplayer that the developers initially hoped for, but we are getting a DLC expansion next year. The Game Awards had just given us a new trailer, and it features another A-list actor besides a returning Keanu Reeves. Check him out: Here's the official description: Introducing […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Sunday, December 11, 2022 9:11 AM
     Fans though Hideo Kojima was teasing a whole new franchise with those photos of Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna a few months back, but as it turns out, it was all just for the Death Stranding sequel—which has been officially revealed thanks to the Game Awards. Check this out: Though Fanning and Kutsuna are new […]

Latest Games on Play iDev Games Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:56 PM
     DNG Token Party, is a mini coin game from our company. The goal is to place as many coins as possible in the right place in front of the sliders....

Dec 11, 08:00

PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 7:51 AM
     Skyrim mod finally makes stealth interesting in Bethesda RPG

If you've ever felt underwhelmed by Skyrim sneaking, a new Skyrim mod overhauls the stealth system of the Elder Scrolls RPG game. That's right: no more easily cheesing the oblivious enemy AI as you creep around just outside their search radius with stealth archery. Instead, you'll have to deal with smarter, more thorough enemy checks and searches as they treat that surprise arrow to the knee as more than a minor inconvenience.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 11, 2022 7:20 AM
     Old School RuneScape update expands beloved OSRS Desert Treasure quest

A new Old School RuneScape update is set to build on one of the most famed OSRS quests in the classic MMORPG. OSRS Desert Treasure 2 - The Fallen Empire is a sequel to the original Desert Treasure, set to begin in January 2023 with more to follow later in the year. Developer Jagex has also revealed that plans are underway to work with the community on creating a brand-new skill, along with an expansion to OSRS Woodcutting aimed at making it more social.

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Dec 11, 02:00

GamersHeroes Saturday, December 10, 2022 7:27 PM

International sights and throwback tracks await players with Wave 3 of Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass. Do these eight new tracks manage to impress, or should players stick with previous hits?

The post Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Review appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Twinfinite Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:20 PM
     Watch the Boeing 757 fly a DME arc on MSFS.

Twinfinite Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:11 PM
     Could Street Figther 6 breathe some new life into the Arcades?

Twinfinite Saturday, December 10, 2022 7:02 PM
     Wuthering Waves' combat aims to be "casual but deep."