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OpenAI is the research organization behind ChatGPT, the AI-generated chatbot that took the internet by storm last year for its capacity to have really weird conversations with tech journalists. It's at the center of Microsoft's big bet on generative AI tools transforming the world, gaming, and more, and it's now at…
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PlayStation Plus Premium, the most expensive tier of Sony's online membership, has one perk that sometimes feels glossed over next to things like an extensive game library: game trials. These let you play a chunk of a game before you throw down cash. But not all game trials are made equal. Two new additions to the…
Kotaku Monday, November 20, 2023 10:00 AM
It's that time of year, when you have to start putting together lists of gifts for all the various people in your life. It's enough of a hassle to make anyone think, "Perhaps I have too many friends and family members…" But before you start ruthlessly discarding large swaths of your social circle, consider the…
Kotaku Monday, November 20, 2023 9:30 AM
Link's new abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom let you construct all kinds of contraptions, from functional computers to uh, flamethrowing dicks. Thanks to these building powers, a college professor is using TotK's mechanics and physics engine to teach students a bit about engineering and robotics.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 3:09 PM
Diablo 4 is constantly expanding as Blizzard continues to roll out steady updates with additional content, bug fixes, and more. With an expansion and many seasons yet to come, the behemoth RPG harbors a community of dedicated fans and newcomers alike. Fans are gearing up to enjoy the game's latest event, its recurring Mother's Blessing Week which provides a hefty gold and XP buff. While the event has only just begun, Blizzard says it's already aware of an issue with missing XP.Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 2:01 PM
League of Legends patch 13.23, much like the patch before it, is compact but mighty. With changes to tower gold leaving the community confused, continued nerfs to Briar, and skins that will have you buzzing, there's a lot to love (and hate) in this upcoming patch.
Continue reading League of Legends patch 13.23 will make your top laner happyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: LoL Champions, League of Legends patch 13.22, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 1:31 PM
Against the Storm is gearing up to be one of Steam's biggest indie strategy games yet and it hasn't even left early access. With a perfect 10/10 rating and thousands of overwhelmingly positive reviews, the fantastical city builder is finally on its way to a full release as Eremite Games and Hooded Horse now say 1.0 is just around the corner. If you've been waiting to jump into the dark fantasy world and lead its wilderness to success, this could be your call.
Continue reading One of Steam's best strategy games finally gets a full release dateMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best roguelike games, The best city-building games, Against the Storm launches on Steam
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:43 PM
Steam Deck competitors are coming thick and fast. From the Asus ROG Ally to the Lenovo Legion Go, many big tech companies have made their own play for a slice of the handheld PC pie. Now, Chinese company Ayaneo is having a pop at the champ with the Ayaneo Slide, a high spec but dinky device available to purchase via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Continue reading New Steam Deck rival gets $200 discount, but you'll have to act fastMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:31 PM
What are the best clicker games and idle games? Some interesting connotations come along with clicker games. Also known as 'incremental' or 'idle' games, the name betrays certain expectations: click your mouse, get a tiny reward, and repeat until you can make the process more efficient and lucrative like a lab rat pulling away at levers until it gets a tasty food pellet.
In most cases, a snowball effect accompanies your progress that makes your clicks more productive, hence the "incremental" moniker. Many games operate automatically even when you're not playing, which justifies the "idle" nickname. Clicker games manage to distill high-complexity concepts into a series of single clicks and automation, and while they might not be among the best PC games for their depth or storylines, clicker games are certainly among the most relaxing games for a calming few hours... or more.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:09 PM
Stellaris, Crusader Kings 3, Cities Skylines 2, Europa Universalis. Over the last decade, Paradox has developed and published some of the best strategy sims available on PC. If you can build it, modify it, mine it, conquer it, or research it, Paradox has probably been involved somewhere down the line. Now, the 4X and management sim stalwart unveils a new space-based building and strategy game that mixes the best of Stellaris with the detailed, modular ship-building of Starfield, FTL, and more. Published via Paradox Arc, this is Starminer, and it's looking seriously impressive.
Continue reading Stellaris publisher Paradox unveils huge new space strategy gameMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best strategy games, Best 4X games, Best grand strategy games
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:05 PM
There's a concerning rumor affecting those of us planning to get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 or Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti this Christmas. With graphics card prices rising all the time, many kids (and adults) are probably hoping Santa brings them a high-powered chunk of silicon, metal, and plastic this holiday season. But the possible arrival of Super GPUs in early 2024 could mean AIB partners will be selling out of existing cards sooner rather than later.
Continue reading You might struggle to get hold of these Nvidia GPUs for ChristmasMORE FROM PCGAMESN: GeForce RTX 4060 review, DLSS explained, Best graphics cards
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:26 PM
What are the best games like Fallout on PC? Since its creation by Interplay Entertainment way back in 1997, all the way through to the ever-changing West Virginia wasteland of Fallout 76, the Fallout series has emitted a nuclear-bright glow at the forefront of RPGs. Tracking their history is like a lesson in the evolution of the computer RPG itself, from the tabletop-inspired originals to Bethesda's live-service, always-online latest.
Players are drawn to the series for different reasons; Some fans love roleplaying. Others crave the experience of exploring a post-apocalyptic landscape. Whatever the reason you first fell in love with Fallout, we've put together a list of games we think you'll love while you're waiting patiently for a Fallout 5 release date. From the classic RPG revival of Divinity Original Sin 2 to the gloomy post-apocalypse of the Metro series, here are the best games like Fallout for PC.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:53 AM
What are the best PC games available today? From triple-A world-beaters like GTA V to enchanting indie releases such as Rocket League, these classics are the biggest games across Steam, Epic Games Store, and more.
Finding the top PC games is no easy task. There are, you may have noticed, quite a lot of them. From the 50,000-plus Steam games to… all those other platforms you love so much, there has never been more choice available to the discerning PC gamer.
Continue reading The best PC games 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:37 AM
What are some cool Minecraft build ideas? The sandbox game remains one of the best of all time over a decade on from its release, but such a long time in one game means you might be running out of ideas. We've been there: you've already built a city, a castle, or even a Wild West outpost, so what's next?
Luckily, there are plenty of unique builds, farms, and creations out there to inspire your next Minecraft project. Unlike our favorite Minecraft house ideas or Minecraft castles, for example, this list is more varied, and contains plenty of inspiration. From a stylish Minecraft Nether Portal to automated farms, from massive decorative builds to homely aquariums, these ideas can be copied directly or simply used to inspire your next build.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:33 AM
I love spotlighting new and exciting indies, and In Stars and Time is one of them. Just released on Steam as I type this, the expressive time-loop turn-based RPG is getting rave reviews that praise everything from its unique style to well-realized characters, a solid spin on time-loops and turn-based combat, and a whole lot more.
Continue reading New Steam RPG is an artsy Deathloop, with 9/10 reviews and a demoMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Upcoming games, Best indie games
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:09 AM
What are the Sims 4 cheats on PC? Well, we've got everything you need. Whether you're after that all-important Sims 4 money cheat for some extra Simoleans, ways to cheat death, your Sims needs, or even just zapping a Sim from one place to another, we've listed heaps of handy shortcuts to make the lives of your virtual family much, much easier. In this guide, we lay them all out for you and explain how to use them.
Cheats are by no means new to The Sims 4, but if you've never played past entries in one of the best PC games series of all time, or worry that the cheats of previous Sims games won't work here, then allow us to step in with a dedicated list of Sims 4 cheats. We start off with a guide on how to use Sims 4 cheats, but if you already know how, then you can jump ahead to the list of all the best Sims 4 cheats, from relationship cheats (we could all use those, right?), career cheats, and the classic money cheats.
Continue reading The Sims 4 cheats – all codes for money, relationships, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, The Sims 4 cheats
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:18 AM
Are you looking for the best Elden Ring mods? The beauty of mods is that they're highly versatile tools that allow players to tweak their experience. In the case of Elden Ring, you might wonder why anyone would want to mod a game that's so well-received. Well, if you find Soulslikes difficult, the Easy Mode mod is a surefire way to tone things down a notch. Some players might consider this goes too far, so why not remove the death mechanic, which stops you from losing your Runes instead?
What makes the best Elden Ring mods stand out is that they have the power to drastically improve someone's experience of the open world game. Whether you want to change the way ranged weapons work or you want the option to pause Elden Ring, we've got the mods for you. Here's everything you need to try out the best Elden Ring mods, including the PlayStation controller UI fix, the pause button mod, and more.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:57 AM
When was the Like a Dragon Gaiden release date? With the main series now shifting its gameplay focus to JRPG mechanics, and with the new protagonist Ichiban, fans of Kazuma Kiryu were perhaps missing playing as the Dragon of Dojima. Those familiar with the Yakuza games will see this as a return to the classic gameplay but in an all-new setting.
As one of several spinoffs from the main series over the years, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Has No Name is the most like the Yakuza series of old, as it's more like an action-adventure game. But really, the main appeal will be the chance once more to take on the role of former Yakuza enforcer turned best dad, Kazuma Kiryu. Here is everything you need to know about Like a Dragon Gaiden.
Continue reading Like a Dragon Gaiden release date, gameplay, and storyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best open-world games, Like a Dragon Gaiden release date, Best action-adventure games
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:54 AM
Armored Core 6 co-op is something we've been missing and longing for, as the latest game from Elden Ring and Dark Souls maker FromSoftware continues to blow us away months after release. Spectacular, visionary, and brutally hard, AC6 is one of the best games of 2023, but it lacks the cooperative experience that made Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, and some of the other soulslikes really sing. But not for much longer. Armored Core 6 co-op is on the way, created by the legendary modder behind Elden Ring's greatest multiplayer overhaul.
Continue reading Armored Core 6 co-op is coming thanks to legendary Elden Ring modderMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Armored Core 6 bosses, Armored Core 6 parts, Armored Core 6 builds
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 12:06 PM
The Logitech G Yeti GX is the latest addition to the long-running lineup of Yeti microphones that started life under the brand name, Blue, but which have since been swallowed up by the gaming peripheral titan, Logitech. Many of those previous Yeti models were much-loved for their versatility and sound quality, but the new Yeti GX is a much simpler option, just with the addition of RGB lighting.
Well-recognized when it comes to some of the best gaming microphones, any new addition to the iconic Yeti line-up can be anticipated with bated breath. In this case, hopefully, breath that can still be picked up with crystal clear clarity that you'd expect from any high-quality microphone. While the Logitech G Yeti GX does its job well enough for what it was intended for, there's little to make this new entry to the Yeti lineup stand out from the crowd.
Continue reading Logitech G Yeti GX microphone review – credit where credit is blueMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Logitech G Pro Superlight 2, Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed review, Best gaming mouse
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:03 AM
Is Final Fantasy XIV down? If you can't log on to FFXIV or access your character, it might be because there is currently ongoing maintenance or server issues. Before worrying about any problems with your game, you'll want to check the FFXIV server status and currently scheduled maintenance times below to see if the MMO is offline.
If you can't log into FFXIV, it's typically because of planned maintenance. The critically acclaimed MMORPG occasionally schedules downtime to implement patches, updates, and other hotfixes, or to perform maintenance on the game's servers. Developer Square Enix usually announces these well ahead of time, so be sure to read on and see when future maintenance times are planned for.The best MMOs, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:49 AM
When is the Hollow Knight Silksong release date? Silksong is the long-awaited sequel to 2017's immensely popular Hollow Knight. We don't use the phrase 'long-awaited' lightly either, since over four years have passed since the game's announcement.
Just like its predecessor, Hollow Knight Silksong is a 2D platform game that adopts a non-linear progression system. Set in an underground realm inhabited by bugs, you can expect to explore gloomy grottos and ancient citadels, fight off their quarrelsome occupants, and unlock powerful skills and equipment. Here's everything we know about the Hollow Knight Silksong release date, including gameplay and trailers.
Continue reading Hollow Knight Silksong release date estimate, gameplay and trailersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Indie Games, Hollow Knight Silksong release date, Upcoming PC Games
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:36 AM
The Steam Deck OLED improves on the original design of the device in almost every way, and now we know how much better the handheld is in terms of input lag. According to tests conducted with an Nvidia LDAT, the difference versus the Steam Deck LCD is stark.
Continue reading Steam Deck OLED input lag can be more than 33% lower than LCDMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:34 AM
Is Roblox shutting down? There always seems to be a rumor that Roblox is going to shut down. Let's get one thing clear early on: anyone who tells you that Roblox is shutting down is incorrect. Roblox Corporation has Tweeted confirmation that the game isn't going anywhere, so you can relax and get back to playing your favorite games.
However, if you are curious to know where this rumor sprang up from and how it got so big then we've done a little digging to uncover one of the sources of the speculation. With Roblox achieving a lifetime revenue of over $1b, and over $70m in payouts to creators it would seem utterly ludicrous for the game to shut down. While the game is still up and running, why not snag yourself some freebies in the best Roblox games with our Anime Champions codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Project Slayers codes?
Continue reading Is Roblox shutting down in 2023?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:34 AM
What are the best Sims 4 mods? Well, you've come to the right place. The Sims became a must-have simulation game on the PC when it was first released in 2000, and over 20 years later, the series is still going strong with a new Sims game on the horizon. You only need to look at the game's strong library of user-generated content to see where all this success coming from.
The Sims 4 modding scene is thriving, with plenty of weird and wonderful additions to one of the best PC games for living your alternate virtual life. Suppose you want more customization options before the Sims 5 release date. In that case, loads of Sims 4 CC packs and expansion packs are available, while the mods below completely overhaul gameplay mechanics. We've compiled a list of just some of the best The Sims 4 mods, accompanied with links to all the download pages. Be sure to read the install instructions for each mod.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:05 AM
You want to know about the best political games? There is an addictive quality to political simulation games that's unlike the rush you get from shooters or RPGs, although the escapism is no less real.
Whether you're setting economic and trade policies, standing strong on the international stage, or leading a nation through a war or some other crisis, from real-time strategy games to war games and so much more, here are some of the best games on PC in a genre that attempts to model every facet of what goes into running a nation.
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PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 11:34 AM
Looking to find the best Black Friday gaming monitor deals this year? We're here to lend a helping hand. The monitor is arguably one of the most important parts of any gaming setup, but it can also be the most expensive. With the latest displays available hosting a whole range of features, from incredibly high resolutions to 4K screens, and being integrated with the latest in G-Sync and Reflex technologies from Nvidia, it's no wonder why you may want to pick one up at a discount.
High-spec screens can command a lofty price, but if you're looking for a speedy 4K screen with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD Freesync bells and whistles, now's the time.
If you're planning on refreshing your setup for the holidays, you should be able to save a few pennies on a screen using our guide. Check out our full guides on the best 4K gaming monitors and the best curved gaming monitors if you need to do a little more research.
Continue reading Best Black Friday gaming monitor deals 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:00 AM
Starfield is a colossal game, and one that hundreds of staff at Bethesda worked on up to release and continue to work on now as you play it for yourself. Potentially half of the original developers appear to still be on the project too - give or take - with multiple updates and DLC planned.
Continue reading Starfield is still being worked on by 250 Bethesda devsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield mods, Starfield outposts, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Monday, November 20, 2023 10:00 AM
How do you download Minecraft? If you're here, you're taking your first step in a journey that'll lead you toward one of the most beautiful and innovative games ever created. Thankfully, we're here to get you further along that path with step-by-step guidance on how to download the sandbox game, including its different versions, from every available source.
From its beautifully ethereal soundtrack to fighting off Creepers, and the therapeutic feeling of mining away underground, it's easy to see how Minecraft became one of the best PC games ever. Luckily, it's relatively simple to buy, download, and install Minecraft through Microsoft, and you can download it for free with Game Pass, and with different versions available to buy and download, it can be hard to know where to start. We cover all of that and more in the following guide to how to download Minecraft on PC.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 3:09 PM
It doesn't look good for the KOTOR remake (again), as reports claim it's "not being worked on by any studio"
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 2:33 PM
Co-op horror game Lethal Company is Steam's latest viral hit as it overtakes Ark, Rust and Dead by Daylight
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Nier will continue 'as long as Yoko Taro lives', producer says, but don't expect an Automata follow-up soon
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The Sims 5 devs "definitely" want to have multiplayer, are looking at Animal Crossing for inspiration
The next Sims game - currently codenamed Project Rene, even though we all know it'll almost definitely be called The Sims 5 - will "definitely" have a multiplayer element of some kind, according to its devs. As guidance on what that could be, its team are unsurprisingly looking at the success of fellow cozy life-sim game Animal Crossing, as well as a perhaps less obvious inspiration in murder-mystery argument-starter Among Us.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 11:57 AM
The Crucial T500 only released on October 31st 2023, yet not even a full three weeks later, its prices are being cut to noodles as part of the early Black Friday sales. A very welcome surprise, that – it feels like I only just finished adding it to our best SSD rankings, for its absolutely top-class performance in game load speeds.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 11:29 AM
Cities: Skylines 2 came out last month, and while a sequel to a mega-poplar citybuilder should have been cause for concrete celebration, the reviews were sadly mixed. Most of the criticism was directed at the game's performance woes (not teeth-related, apparently) and bugs (which are always a problem in cities, no?) In an effort to iron out the game's technical problems and implement the mod editor, Paradox and developers Colossal Order have now delayed post-launch content included in the Expansion Pass.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 11:11 AM
Possibly the single best gaming keyboard deal of the early Black Friday period is, in a black mark for Anglo-US relations, currently only available in the States. But what a deal it is: the Roccat Vulcan Pro, a full-size mechanical board with ultralight half-height keycaps, macro recording, a removable palm rest, full RGB backlighting, and more goodies besides, has plummeted from $120 to $50 on Roccat's own store. That's real high-end mech keyboard features for mushy membrane money.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 11:00 AM
Roguelite city-builder Against The Storm found wide popularity during its year in early access, but developers Eremite Games are now ready for a full 1.0 release on December 8th. The game will also be hitting PC Game Pass, for those of you looking for a 'no extra cost' gateway. Launch doesn't mark the end of the road for the dark fantasy hit, though, since the team has also detailed upcoming newness in the form of a new mode for players in want of an extra challenge.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 10:42 AM
"The Next Subnautica" is targeting a release date in the first half of 2025, according to the latest financial report from PUBG publisher Krafton. Unknown Worlds are back in the development seat for their third underwater survival dip, following the terrifying breakout first game in 2018 and its icier sequel Subnautica: Below Zero in 2021.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, November 20, 2023 10:30 AM
I've a bit of a soft spot for a good frozen outdoors setting. Sure, they can be a bit one note visually, but considering that even a doghole like London looks beautiful in the snow, it can be a strong note.
Kona 2 Colon Brume's snowy post-blizzard setup makes pretty good on the promise, and also smartly contrasts those stark snowbanks and deadly cold forests with the traditional cramped, dark indoors of many a horror game. I suspect I'd have enjoyed it less had it started with the latter, and truth be told, I'm not sure it's quite my thing overall. But it's held my attention so far, which most of its peers don't.
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Amazon already kicked off its Black Friday 2023 deals with a hub page, and a number of games are already available and reduced ahead of the November 24, 2023. Many of these are available on all major consoles, and newer titles like Sonic Suprstars are included.
Here is a list of some of the Amazon Black Friday 2023 video games appearing on sale online so far. There are links to the product pages or hub pages for titles that are multiplatform games.
As a reminder, this is one of many deals likely to appear on Amazon throughout November 2023. We already saw a buy two, get one free offer earlier this month. We also will likely see some sort of sale on Cyber Monday on November 27, 2023.
The post Amazon Black Friday 2023 Deals on Video Games Appearing appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 3:30 PM
Honkai: Star Rail developer HoYoVerse released an in-universe explanation of the Heliobus, wisp-like creatures that appear in the game and form an important part of the Xianzhou storyline. The "Heliobus Purging Manual" covers their behaviour, affects on victims and how to deal with them.
According to the manual, Heliobi are formless beings that are driven to possess people, especially those with strong emotions. If not properly exorcised, a Heliobus' host will begin hallucinating and lose all self-control, before finally combusting once fully drained. Possessed hosts can break free if they become aware of the Heliobus, but otherwise the main method of exorcism involves beating them unconscious and then trapping the emerging heliobus in a force-field.
Heliobus characters appear in several parts of the Xianzhou storyline in Honkai: Star Rail, most notably in Chapter II. Phantylia, a boss fought during the mission Topclouded Towerthrust, is an older Heliobus composed of many smaller entities. HoYoVerse also recently released a trailer for HuoHuo, a healer character that has a Heliobus sealed in her tale.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PC, PS5, and mobile devices. The company also announced that the Pelicana Chicken collaboration will head to the US in December 2023 and involve exclusive merchandise.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 3:00 PM
Square Enix and Applibot updated Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, releasing a brand new chapter for the game alongside a number of limited time events and campaigns. Final Fantasy VII Chapter 4 "Cloud's Memories" is now a part of the main story, and it covers Cloud's memories of going to Nibelheim with Sephiroth.
A new level limit has been added to the game, so players who had reached the cap can now continue to level their characters up to level 60.
The latest campaign titled "New Chapter Release Campaign" has begun as well. Players will receive ten (10) Draw Tickets for weapon draws to commemorate the release of FFVII Chapter 4. Metal Cactuars, a rare enemy, can now be encountered in Solo Content Enhancement Quests, Solo Content Summon Quests, and Co-op Content until November 26, 2023. Metal Cactuars that do not flee can also appear once a day in the Daily Quest from now until November 27, 2023. The New Chapter Release Training Campaign will also run through to November 26, 2023, allowing players to receive 30% extra EXP for Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith, and Red XIII.
Finally, Mt. Nibel and Shinra Building: Very Hard have been added to the Crisis Dungeons. Players can play through these difficult dungeons to obtain Blue Crystal in-game currency as well as a new recipe for Materia Synthesis.
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is currently playable on iOS and Android devices. FFVII Ever Crisis will be coming soon to PC through Steam.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 2:30 PM
HoYoVerse's latest look at Zenless Zone Zero on social media went over the Hollow Zero area players will explore. It explains how devastating it is, as well as how someone might find their way there.
Hollow Zero is a phenomenon that occurred over part of the city of Eridu. As a result, the areas not affected are considered New Eridu. However, while most of the trouble is situated in Hollow Zero, there are additional Hollows around New Eridu that are offshoots of it. One segment suggests that going into the location in Zenless Zone Zero can take you into the older parts of the city. All the Hollows seem to be connected, and investigating all of them nets players various rewards.
Here's the full "pamphlet" HoYoVerse put together going through the Zenless Zone Zero Hollow Zero location.
People will get a chance to see Hollow Zero firsthand soon. HoYoVerse is opening up the closed beta test this week. On November 24, 2023, a number of people will get to try out the game ahead of its eventual launch.
Zenless Zone Zero is in development for PCs, mobile devices, and unspecified consoles. There's no release date for it yet.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 2:00 PM
Capcom revealed a new set of merchandise modeled after Minoto's drawings in the official online Hunting Guide for Monster Hunter Rise. The collection will consist of cushion pillows based on the drawings and hand puppets inspired by Minoto's versions of the Palico and Palamute.
The company has also shared the approximate dimensions for each item. The pillows will have an approximate length of 50cm (~19.7in) and width of 35cm (~13.8). Meanwhile, the puppets will be around 12-14 inches tall and 8-9 inches wide.
Capcom also shared more sample images of the items, showing how people will be able to stretch the pillows and insert their hands into the puppets.
These Hunting Guide items will be available as prizes in Capcom's crane games located at amusement centers around Japan on November 23, 2023. The company will also list the items on Capcom Net Catcher, where people can play a remote crane game via PC or mobile devices and have the prizes delivered to their Japanese addresses.
Capcom has been releasing Monster Hunter Rise merchandise with unique designs in recent months. In July 2023, it worked with tomtoc to reveal several unique bags modeled after Palico and Palamute heads, as well as a Well-Done Steak. These bags are available to order worldwide via Amazon.
Monster Hunter Rise and its Sunbreak expansion are available worldwide on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. The new merchandise inspired by Minoto's drawings in the Hunting Guide will appear in crane games across Japan on November 23, 2023.
The post New Monster Hunter Rise Merchandise Inspired By Minoto's Drawings appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 1:30 PM
Square Enix just opened the company's official Jump Festa 2024 website, revealing that FFVII Rebirth and Foamstars will playable at their booth this year. It also went over what to expect from both games' appearances.
There will be two FFVII Rebirth demos to try out at Square Enix's Jump Festa 2024 booth. The first demo is titled "Fated Beginnings: Sephiroth & Cloud" which features Sephiroth and Cloud together in Nibelheim. The second demo is "The World of Rebirth: Junon", which allows attendees to take control of the core FFVII Rebirth cast to explore the Junon area. Gameplay modes can be adjusted at any time during the demo.
Attendees can also take a photo with a special 160 cm long Buster Sword at a designated photo spot. Foamstars will also have a neon-lit photo spot where attendees can pose and take fun photos.
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will also have a demo and a commemorative photo spot where attendees can pose with King Slime and Golden Slime.
More information about Square Enix's Jump Festa 2024 booth will be revealed at a later time.
Jump Festa 2024 will be held from December 16-17, 2023 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibit Hall.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases on PlayStation 5 on February 24, 2024. Foamstars is set to release in 2024 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will release on Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 1:00 PM
It turns out Fit Boxing feat Hatsune Miku, part of the Fitness Boxing series, will feature other Vocaloid characters as trainers. Imagineer confirmed Kagamine Len, Kagamine Rin, and Megurine Luka will also show up.
Initially, Miku was the only character confirmed to appear in the rhythm and exercise game. All videos and screenshots only showed her. However, the latest announcement confirmed Len, Rin, and Luka will also be characters you can choose. They will then show up on screen as the person whose movements you'll need to follow, as well as offer support like trainers in other Fitness Boxing games.
A number of new screenshots showing the additional characters showed up on the official site. While none of them show Rin in action, the new images do feature both Len and Luka. You can take a look at them in the gallery below.
There's also a new trailer for the game. It features a cosMo song called "Let's Mikusasaizu," as a sort of pun combining "Miku" and "exercise." It offers a brief clip of the track while showing some of the exercise segments with Hatsune Miku as a trainer.
Fitness Boxing feat Hatsune Miku will come to the Nintendo Switch in Japan on March 7, 2024. A worldwide release hasn't been confirmed or announced yet.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 12:30 PM
The Eat Pizza emote for FFXIV, previously available as part of a collaboration with GrubHub and The Game Awards, is now available to buy directly. The emote is available for $7 on the FFXIV Online Store, where you can also get a set of consumable in-game pizzas for $5.
The emote was originally available back in 2021 as part of a collaboration with GrubHub during The Game Awards. While there was originally some trouble distributing codes, Square Enix decided to make the emote available to everyone who wants it. Also available is the Pepperoni Pizza set, which includes several items that can be placed in player houses as furnishings or shared between friends and free company members for a beneficial effects.
There are some slight variations of the emote based on race and gender, which you can see in the video below:
Square Enix recently announced a callback campaign for FFXIV, inviting lapsed players to return to the game with rewards. The company also has a server stress test planned for November 20, 2023, ahead of the Dawntrail expansion set to arrive in 2024.
The Eat Pizza emote for FFXIV is available on the online store for $7, while the Pepperoni Pizza set is available for $5. The game itself is available for PC, PS4, and PS5 with an Xbox version expected in Spring, 2024.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Sunrise revealed "Freedom" by Takanori Nishikawa with T. Komuro is the theme song for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom. The singer, who had contributed numerous theme songs for the Gundam SEED series as T.M. Revolution, is working with Tetsuya Komuro, the composer and keyboardist of TM Network. The latter band is also the one behind "Beyond the Time," the theme song of the 1988 movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
A short preview of the theme song is available in the fourth official trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom right below:
Takanori Nishikawa and Tetsuya Komuro also provided commentaries about the theme song on the Japanese official website. Komuro noted that this is the first time he is collaborating directly with the man behind T.M. Revolution. Meanwhile, Nishikawa mentioned that Freedom will bring a conclusion to the story of Gundam SEED.
Previously in October 2023, Sunrise revealed the key Mobile Suits that will appear in the new movie. The series protagonist Kira Yamato will pilot the Rising Freedom Gundam, a cutting-edge Mobile Suit derived from the Freedom and Strike Freedom Gundams with a new ability to transform into a Mobile Armor mode.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom will appear first in Japanese theaters on January 26, 2024.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 11:30 AM
To help people get a better idea of what to expect from the FFIX Garnet gear for Aerith in FFVII Ever Crisis, there are videos showing gameplay and the wallpaper. Each one offers a brief peek at the gacha items and mission reward.
First, here's the Garnet's Rod and Gown video. This shows Aerith wearing the costume and wielding the weapon in-game during a Black Waltz fight. It also notes the Gown has the R. Abilities Boost HP and Boost Heal, to increase her health and make her a better healer. As a reminder, the Garnet's Rod weapon's C. Ability is Healing Pulse, which heals, casts Regen, and increases the MATK of the target character.
As for the FFVII Ever Crisis Aerith wallpaper, here's a peek at how it looks. Like the ones for Cloud and Tifa, it features Aerith on an airship while she's wearing the crossover costume and wields the new weapon. While it is a live wallpaper, the movements are rather minimal and at one point involve her looking at the camera.
FFVII Ever Crisis is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. A PC version is "coming soon" to Steam. The FFIX Garnet items for Aerith are available in FFVII Ever Crisis until December 7, 2023.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 11:01 AM
The Los Angeles Rams announced that it will hold a One Piece Game Collaboration Day on December 3, 2023. In addition to decorations around SoFi Stadium, there will also be One Piece merchandise given away to attendees at the event.
This is described as a One Piece game day, as it is promoting the One Piece Card Game and the One Piece Bounty Rush mobile game. Both of those appear on the clear bag, which will be given away to the first 10,000 attendees at the game.
While the bags are the more limited piece of merchandise, the One Piece sports towel will be easier to get. About 60,000 will be given away to attendees at the game. This will feature the LA Rams logo and the One Piece logo, as well as the Luffy Jolly Roger symbol.
Here's how both of those are expected to look:
As for the imagery, the Rams website will be changed to feature the series and characters. SoFi's Infinity Screen, monitors, kiosks, and decorations will all feature references to the games.
The Los Angeles Rams One Piece Game Collaboration Day is December 3, 2023, with the game against the Cleveland Browns starting at 1:25pm PT. One Piece manga is handled by Viz Media outside Japan, the anime is on Crunchyroll and Netflix, and the live-action series is on Netflix.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 10:30 AM
Yoasobi, a duo involving the Japanese artists Ayase and Ikura, released a new song in collaboration with the Pokemon company. The new track is called "Biri-Biri," and the music video stars Nemona, a major rival character from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
"Biri-Biri" is an electric track that features English one-liners and a bouncing instrumental. Many Pokemon references are included in the song as well, such as the classic "I choose you" catchphrase. Additionally, the song features some hip-hop and rap elements.
The music video stars Nemona and a character based on the protagonist of the game's Pokemon adventure. There are plenty of Pokemon battles to see, as well as touching moments between the two. For example, the two can be seen riding Cyclizar and Koraidon together. As the two journey to find their treasure, the bond between them grows. Some of the Pokemon featured in the new music video include Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Fidough, and Gengar.
Check out the Yoasobi new "Biri-Biri" Pokemon song and music video below:
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are both available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.
Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 10:00 AM
Sunrise announced a new VR movie titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom. The studio will produce the title with Atlas V, which has created numerous VR titles in its portfolio. Astrea will publish the finished work on Meta Quest.
The website included a teaser trailer that is only viewable in Japan. However, Sunrise has also uploaded the same trailer on the GundamInfo YouTube channel, which is available worldwide. This trailer only shows the formation of the title's logo and the confirmation of Meta Quest as its platform.
Sunrise has yet to provide more details about Silver Phantom, including whether the title will take place in the Universal Century or an alternate universe. The studio has multiple animation projects in the works that cater to both audiences. Other than the Gundam SEED Freedom movie, it has also confirmed a standalone anime adaptation of Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urdr-Hunt following the closure of the Iron-Blooded Orphans G mobile game. Sunrise is also working with Erasmus Brosdau to produce Mobile Suit Gundam: Requiem for Vengeance, a 3D animation movie with Unreal Engine 5 that will take place in the Universal Century.
The Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom VR movie will be available worldwide on Meta Quest. Sunrise has still yet to announce its release window as of this announcement.
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Siliconera Monday, November 20, 2023 9:30 AM
During a panel at G-STAR 2023 in South Korea, Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, the producer and director of NieR: Automata, delved into the production and development process of the game. To conclude the presentation, Saito revealed that he and Taro are currently working together on a new game project separate from the NieR series. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
When asked if Yoko Taro believed the success he achieved from NieR: Automata could ever happen again, he fervently denied the notion that such an outcome was possible. Given the popularity of NieR: Automata, the high sales figures would be a difficult record to break. "It's completely impossible," Yoko Taro claimed.
Yosuke Saito attributed the success of the game to the well-balanced team that came together to work on it. The composer (Keiichi Okabe), game designer (Takahisa Taura), and character designer (Akihiko Yoshida) were all praised for their talents, but both Saito and Yoko Taro agreed that it was not their combined skill alone that made their team work. It was the team's close relationship and balance between what the producer and director prioritized that carried the project to success. They were able to share a common vision for what they wanted the game to become.
Yoko Taro also claimed that originally, he only prioritized appealing to the taste of Japanese players, since that was all he understood. Additionally, he didn't mind the idea of being supported by a niche market outside of Japan. That's how he settled on the main character being a "gothic lolita girl wielding a Japanese sword." From there, he aimed to create a game that was difficult to be compared to existing works.
Finally, Yosuke Saito ended the presentation by commenting that he would continue to work as a producer for the NieR series so long as Yoko Taro is alive. Additionally, he hinted that he would like to reveal his new project with Taro sometime in 2024.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, November 20, 2023 3:59 PM
If you've made it to winter in Coral Island and are excited for the Winter Festival, you should be extremely cautious about this game-breaking bug players are experiencing. Luckily, one user on Reddit was able to warn players about this bug and how the Match Pattern minigame is what triggers it. Perhaps you should avoid the minigame altogether. The Match Pattern minigame at the Winter Festival triggers a game-breaking bug in Coral Island With all of the players online asking for fixes on Coral Island and its bugs, there's another huge bug to pile on top of it all. One player on Reddit made sure to warn others about this game-breaking bug that happens at the Winter Festival in Coral Island. WARNING: STAY AWAY FROM THE MATCH PATTERN WINTER FESTIVAL MINIGAME!!! byu/TTVSirSwervin incoralisland After doing some investigation, this player realized it happens after the Match Pattern minigame. Like the Cherry Blossom and Tree Planting Fest...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, November 20, 2023 3:41 PM
On Spring 21, all of Coral Island comes together to celebrate the Tree Planting Festival, and this guide will help you complete the event to all its potential. From 8 am to 2 pm, you have the chance on the 21st of Spring to help clear trash and plant new trees. Here's everything you need to know about this festival. How to complete the Tree Planting Festival in Coral Island This is the second event of Spring, which is after the Cherry Blossom Festival. First off, make sure to get all your farming and other chores done before you head over to the festival. Once you complete the event the day will end. To initiate the Tree Planting Festival, you'll want to head over to the Ranch, which is just north of your farm. Screenshot: PC Invasion As soon as you start walking towards it on the path, you'll get a pop-up asking to start the festival. Before the main event begins, you have time to chat with the locals, as well as purchase item...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, November 20, 2023 3:19 PM
There are a plethora of characters and romance options to meet and befriend in this farming and life sim. One of the NPCs is Ling, the marine biologist. But there's some mysterious information hiding in Ling's past in Coral Island. Some players online have been speculating over some interesting information discovered about Ling and where she came from. You can even find this stuff yourself while playing the game and being perceptive. Coral Island: Ling's mysterious past, explained Ling is one of the many characters throughout Coral Island, and she works as a marine biologist at Ling's Lab. She's married to Randy and has a stepdaughter named Leah. But there are some fishy things about Ling's past in Coral Island, pun intended, since many players believe that Ling is or was once a mermaid. Screenshot: PC Invasion In Coral Island, you'll come to meet the merfolk under the sea by continuing your diving quest...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, November 20, 2023 3:02 PM
Coral Island has caught everyone, including me, by surprise. While it's a great game, it's still not immune to problems. For this guide, we'll show how to fix Coral Island when it crashes on Xbox. Coral Island: How to fix the game from crashing on Xbox There's no apparent reason why this happens. Many players have been left in dismay, especially on console users. On the other hand, according to Reddit users, developer Stairway Games is aware of the issue and there seems to be a fix coming. However, for the time being, it might seem like you can't do anything. But the good news, you can find some solutions that may fix the problem. Screenshot: PC Invasion Related: All romance options in Coral Island How to fix the crashes If you follow along, these fixes may help the crashing stop happening in Coral Island. Update Coral Island: Sometimes you're running an older and much less stable build of a game, this can lead to issues regardi...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, November 20, 2023 2:55 PM
Remnant 2 presents a lot of different challenges to its players in the form of tough enemies and bosses who will do their very best to make you quit out of frustration. One of these is known as The One True King, and he's a real threat to players who aren't fully prepared. Unfortunately, you can only take on The One True King if you've got The Awakened King DLC unlocked. Once you've done that, keep reading to learn how you can take this fiend down! How to beat The One True King in Remnant 2 Screenshot via Ericutz4thewin As you can see quite clearly in the image above, The One True King is a fearsome foe for sure. He's super tall, can teleport to make up for his lack of speed, and is able to summon a Dran Horde during the battle, which makes him invulnerable for a time. Here are all of his attacks and how you can counter them in the game. 1-2 Hammer Combo: The One True King will smash the ground with his massive hamm...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, November 20, 2023 3:58 PM
The game first launched on July 27.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, November 20, 2023 2:55 PM
On PlayStation 5
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, November 20, 2023 2:18 PM
New players who get the PC version will get bonus items.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, November 20, 2023 1:38 PM
Returnal first launched for PlayStation 5 on April 30, 2021
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Gaming on PC Monday, November 20, 2023 3:54 PM
Looking to upgrade your apartment and turn it into a smart home? Here's some of the top features you should be thinking of when doing so. Full article after the jump.