GamersHeroes Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:48 PM
The team at GSC Game World ends a tumultuous year with a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl trailer.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:23 PM
AMD's Ryzen 5600X was a favourite of value-oriented gamers when it debuted in late 2020 - to say nothing of RPS head big honcho Katharine - so unsurprisingly AMD followed it up with an even cheaper model, the 5600, about a year later. This non-X variant performs more or less identically, with a slightly low rated boost clock that translates into one or two percent worse performance in CPU-limited scenarios. Given the fact that the 5600 is £13 cheaper on Amazon right now, we'd recommend it over the X any time.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:11 PM
Sabrent's Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD is one of best cheap PCIe 4.0 SSDs that doesn't cut corners in terms of NAND type (it's TLC, rather than the cheaper QLC) and cache (it's got a DRAM cache). This makes it a good performer even in sustained write scenarios, as you might encounter in video editing and the like, while its good random read/write speeds are good for gaming. Sabrent has discounted the drive to £77.99 on Amazon UK, which is a good price for this level of performance.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:22 PM
Last week, developer David Moralejo Sánchez released Outpath: First Journey, a free "prologue chapter" for a first-person mix of clicker and crafting due in 2023. As of right now, it has an "overwhelmingly positive" rating on Steam and over 700 reviews.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:47 PM
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 development has continued even during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, where developers GSC Game World are based. Now there's a new trailer which shows combat against humans and mutants, scavenging in the Zone, comforting inventory management, and dialogue from several high-strung NPCs.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:17 PM
Staff at another Activision Blizzard studio have formed a union. Proletariat, the developers of Spellbreak, was bought by Blizzard in June and put to work on World Of Warcraft: Dragonflight. Now staff have formed a union with the Communication Workers Of America (CWA) and are asking Activision Blizzard to voluntarily recognise it.
Twinfinite Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:12 PM
Rian Johnson described Among Us to a very patient Angela Lansbury for her cameo in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Twinfinite Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:41 PM
Sean Astin was the right choice.
Twinfinite Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:13 PM
The Na'vi have surpassed these juggernauts in the box office.
Twinfinite Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:25 PM
Will this new series be a strike?
Siliconera Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:00 PM
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Artnia, Square Enix's café and merchandise store, Tetsuya Nomura designed special art depicting Zack from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Jack Garland from Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and Brain from Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. The company announced that the illustration would be on display starting on December 29, 2022. [Thank you, sanagiSO!]
Along with the store's 10th Anniversary, Tetsuya Nomura celebrated in his art the 20th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, with Brain as the chosen representative, the 25th Anniversary of Final Fantasy VII with Zack Fair, and the 35th Anniversary of the entire Final Fantasy franchise with Jack Garland.
Artist Kazuko Shibuya, who worked on the original Final Fantasy game for the Super Famicom, also contributed to the occasion with an illustration of the classic White Mage and Dark Mage designs from the original Final Fantasy. Toshiyuki Itahana, responsible for the designs in the Chocobo series, joined them with a piece of art depicting the titular protagonist, accompanied by a miniature version of the robot Omega and a Moogle.
You can see the special illustrations in the following tweet by user sanagiSO:
Zack being chosen as representative for Final Fantasy VII is particularly relevant, as the recent release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion brings him back into the spotlight. This happened alongside declarations from his Japanese voice actor hinting to Zack as a key character in the upcoming second part of FFVII Remake, titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC. FFVII Rebirth will appear on the PS5 in Winter 2023 and might include references to Zack Fair.
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Siliconera Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:00 PM
More of the Demon Slayer anime adaptation is on the way, with season 3 poised to pick up with the Swordsmith Village Arc. However, that might mean someone would want to catch up with the story before jumping in when it begins in April 2023. To help folks catch up, here's a list of all of the arcs present in the manga, anime, and game, so you can best determine how to follow along or read ahead.
How Many Demon Slayer Manga Arcs Exist?
Since the manga ended, this is an easy one! There are 11 arcs in the story, though somebody could also try and argue that there are 12. This is because the last one, the Final Battle Arc, is divided into the 47 chapter Infinity Castle Arc and 22 chapter Sunrise Countdown Arc.
Here's the full list of ones that are available, as well as the chapters they cover and manga volumes you can find them in, should you decide to stock up on books.
How Many Demon Slayer Anime Arcs Exist?
There are eight covered as of season 2 of the show. However, once season 3 starts in 2023, it will pick up with the ninth Swordsmith Village arc. Season one of the anime covers the Final Selection, Kidnapper's Bog, Asakusa, Tsuzumi Mansion, Mount Natagumo, and Rehabilitation Training arcs. The Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train film covers the Mugen Train arc. Season 2 of the anime also covers the Mugen Train and Entertainment District arcs.
Which Demon Slayer Arcs Does The Hinokami Chronicles Game Cover?
The PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC fighting game Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles also features a storyline that covers events of various arcs! It begins right when the manga and anime do with the Final Selection Arc, and its story mode goes on to follow the story all the way through the Mugen Train arc.
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Siliconera Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:00 PM
Whether they were testing the limits of the hardware or focusing on gameplay over tech, our Nintendo Switch Game of the Year 2022 selections all stand out through fun and mechanical polish. Check out which games made the cut below.
These awards represent the consensus of the Siliconera staff. For more of the year's award selections, check out our Game of the Year 2022 archive.
Winner: Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The phrase "fans of the genre" can be something of a punchline these days. Xenoblade Chronicles 3, though? It really seems to embrace the concept. The game delivers so much JRPG fans want, almost as if it's making a list and checking it twice. And done right? That can be just fine. It gives Xenoblade 3 a unified focus that keeps things fun for players. Also, when we're talking about JRPGs? "Fans of the genre" is basically everyone reading this right now.
It's been such a good year for both tactical RPGs and pixel-art revivals, and Triangle Strategy is a shining example of both. It can take some time to get going, and it needs you to care about its world to get through its text-heavy storytelling. But once you're in? There aren't many games that can match its depth.
Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness
It certainly took its sweet time making it out of Japan, but Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness meshes the RPG-style depth of the 3DS release with the same-screen fun of the Xbox 360 original. And the localization? It's legitimately funny, and that's so hard to do even without language complications. If you missed it when it launched earlier this year, you owe it to yourself to rectify that now.
What are your Nintendo Switch Game of the Year 2022 selections? Let us know in the comments! And stay tuned for more of Siliconera's GotY 2022 awards.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:30 PM
Ukrainian developer GSC Game World has had a difficult year, to put it lightly. The ongoing war in Ukraine has forced the studio to halt the development of Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl and relocate to stay safe. Despite this harrowing situation, however, GSC continued development on the game back in May. Judging by the recent upload of a new trailer for Stalker 2, it seems that the studio's hard work and persistence amidst a difficult time have resulted in a miraculous amount of progress so far. This new Stalker 2 trailer, dubbed "Come to Me," features nearly three minutes' worth of cinematics and gameplay footage. For those unfamiliar with Stalker 2, it mixes first-person shooter, immersive sim, and horror elements together into a cohesive whole. The game takes place in an area near the nuclear power plant in Chornobyl dubbed "The Zone." This dangerous area contains radiation along with a whole host of mutants and anomalies, and this attracts ple...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:30 PM
Pathfinder is an isometric CRPG video game series that takes inspiration from the likes of Pillars of Eternity and Baldur's Gate. The game franchise was adopted from the tabletop RPG of the same name, which was based on Dungeons & Dragons. Pathfinder has two main games. But between the two games, which one should you play first? Both games have different stories and characters, all completely unrelated, besides a couple of mentions in the first game's events. Considering that both games do not correlate with one another, we will tackle the best way to play all of the Pathfinder games — and their DLC — in order. How to play all the Pathfinder games in order Should I choose Kingmaker or Wrath of the Righteous first? Image via Deep Silver We highly recommend doing Pathfinder: Kingmaker first, along with its DLC. Kingmaker has fewer mechanics to learn and will adequately introduce you to the universe of Pathfinder. Pathfinder: Kingmaker also came out before Wrath of...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:15 PM
Now that the free giveaways of Severed Steel and Mortal Shell have both come to a close, the Epic Games Store has chosen to host one more before the end of the year. Starting today, Epic Games Store players can claim both Dishonored – Definitive Edition and Eximius: Seize the Frontline for free. Fortunately, you won't have to worry about taking advantage of this giveaway within a single day this time. Today's offer functions exactly like most of the Epic Games Store's other giveaways, which gave players a full week to claim their respective games. This one will conclude on January 5 at 11 AM ET. Many players likely already have at least a basic idea of what Dishonored is about. But in case you need a quick rundown, Dishonored functions as a stealth action game that has players control a vengeful assassin with supernatural abilities. By using these abilities alongside weapons, gadgets, and general creative thinking, players can take down their targets ...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:46 PM
The trailer showcases cutscenes, voice lines and gameplay
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:49 PM
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will also have access to these games.
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Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:15 PM
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