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Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:55 PM

In the bright afternoon hours of New Year's Day 2023, I squint through hungover eyes at my phone screen. My Twitter feed is blowing up about some movie I've never heard of before: Strange Days, a '90s Katheryn Bigelow sci-fi flick starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, and Juliette Lewis.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:50 PM

I have awoken from my sliced ham and prosecco-induced holiday slumber and am ready to acknowledge (with only a little bit of a tremor) that we are in a new year. New year, new me? No. Spiral ham and prosecco remind me that it's okay for some things to always remain the same. New year, new set of video game release…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:55 PM

The Pokémon Company has announced that Ash and Pikachu, the longtime protagonists of the Pokémon anime, are officially getting their walk into the sunset moment at the end of the current season. Liko and Roy, two new characters accompanied by Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, will take their place later this year. As…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:45 PM

2023's first gaming surprise is here, and it's a shockingly pleasant one: Pocket Card Jockey is coming to Apple Arcade on January 20. Game Freak's experimental 3DS game is notable for both being really fun and one of the studio's only non-Pokémon releases, and Apple's ongoing exercise in subscription gaming is now…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:15 PM

A year ago, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and blockchain gaming were the future. Then 2022 happened and it became clear to all but the most diehard NFT investors and crytobros that all of this digital JPEG ownership was a scam that the public continues to mostly ignore. But…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:57 PM

As a professional monster slayer, Geralt has a wide variety of creatures, spirits, and other monstrous manifestations to cut through. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tasks both Geralt and Ciri with fighting werewolves from time to time and it's not always the easiest of contracts. With a potent regeneration ability, fast…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:45 PM

Gaming's relationship with Hollywood is fraught. Whether it's disastrous adaptations of successful gaming franchises, or cringe-inducing moments of 30-something teenagers playing a tragic mock-up of what someone thinks first-person shooters look like, the featuring of games rarely ends well. Which is why Among Us's…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:36 PM

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a very ugly game, a fact that has gone universally uncontested since the game came out in November. One modder solved this problem in an unusual way: by turning Pokémon into Elden Ring summons in The Lands Between.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:25 PM

Matthew "Mizkif" Rinaudo, the embattled Twitch streamer who was suspended from gaming organization One True King (OTK) last September amid allegations that he helped cover up an alleged sexual assault, has apologized for the "insensitive" and "tone-deaf" behavior he displayed in a broadcast from early October, shortly…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:20 AM

Early in December 2022, Nintendo had a journalistic documentary about a failed 2004 pitch for a Zelda Tactics game nuked from YouTube. Last week, however, Google's video sharing platform restored the project after seemingly failing to find any copyright infringement. It's the rare example of a content creator standing…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:07 PM
     Steam users crown Elden Ring Game of the Year

Another awards showcase, another Elden Ring Game of the Year - and this time, it's from Steam users. Valve's annual game award winners have now been announced, and it's hardly a surprise that Elden Ring took top honours in this one, too. However, the Steam Awards include several unique categories, which often recognise games from years past.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:46 PM
     Nvidia GeForce Now gets RTX 4080 tier and works in cars

Nvidia GeForce Now already holds the crown as one of the best cloud gaming services around, and soon it'll get even better. During CES 2023, team green announced that it's popping the best graphics card into its platform, and the new RTX 4080 tier will replace the previous RTX 3080 subscription in its entirety. On top of that, Nvidia has also partnered up with vehicle manufacturers to get the platform working in electric cars.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:29 PM
     Tekken 8 release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and story

Want to know more about the Tekken 8 release date? One of the biggest fighting games in the world, Tekken 7 was the most impressive game in the series to date, so it's no surprise that fans are excited to see what the developers have in store for the next entry.

One of the most highly anticipated fighting games got its big reveal during September's Sony State of Play, pleasantly surprising Tekken fans with the shock reveal that Tekken 8 was in development, with a trailer premiering showcasing gameplay in the new game engine. Now we know the game exists, here's everything we know about the Tekken 8 release date, trailers, gameplay, story, and more so far.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:25 PM
     The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti is all about efficiency

The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti is now official, and it's all about increasing the performance without costing you an arm and leg to run it - an absolute blessing in the current climate. Debuting at CES 2023, it's currently the cheapest graphics card in the RTX 4000 range but prices could vary since it's a partner-only GPU with no Founders Edition to prop it up.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:24 PM
     Call of Duty paintball mod lets you return to classic CoD multiplayer

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is getting a new and expansive mod based on paintballing, which aims to bring back the classic, much-loved "run and gun" style of CoD multiplayer, ideal for players who are perhaps frustrated with Modern Warfare 2, and want a change from the battle royale game Warzone 2.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Black Ops III system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:22 PM
     Dead by Daylight killers tier list: all 30 deadly characters ranked

On the prowl for a DBD killers tier list? Six years in, the Dead by Daylight character roster is bigger than ever, boasting a massive 30 killers at the time of writing, and a further 34 survivors. Thanks to that huge list of names, it's certainly difficult to keep track of who you should main. Combined with the 2022 overhaul of 40 killer and survivor perks which has completely shifted the game, there's even more to consider.

The joy of an asymmetrical horror game has always been the ability to be the bad guy. While there's certainly something thrilling about putting yourself in the shoes of a survivor (there must be a reason we all wonder how we'd do in a zombie apocalypse, right?), nothing gets the heart racing like shirking the lawful-good responsibilities of real life and taking on the role of a blood-thirsty killer. Every one of the following DBD killers has their own terrifying unique power, from ranged axe throws, to infectious bile and close-range chainsaw attacks. But which is best? Find out with our Dead by Daylight killers tier list.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:17 PM
     Best Marvel Snap Zabu deck

Want to set up the best Marvel Snap Zabu deck? We've got you covered as the new Savage Land season launches in Marvel Snap, offering a brand-new card in the latest season pass: the ferocious smilodon Zabu. Zabu's ability could be meta-changing, as the new card lowers the cost of your four-cost cards by two.

Some four-cost cards are among the most powerful in the game, so being able to play several in a single turn can be devastating. The other great thing about the best Zabu decks is that they can vary wildly. It's no fun running into the same deck over and over again, so hopefully you'll still find yourself embroiled in some interesting and unpredictable matches. As such, while we've listed what is definitely one of the best Marvel Snap decks right now, you can always swap some of these four-cost cards out to your liking.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:16 PM
     Payday 3 release date coming in 2023, and the Steam page is live

While it's stopped short of announcing a specific Payday 3 release date, developer Starbreeze has confirmed that 2023 will be the "year of Payday," and that the long-awaited follow-up to one of the best crime games will indeed be coming out this year.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:12 PM
     Multiversus tier list January 2023: best characters ranked

Are you looking for a Multiversus tier list? The Warner Bros fighting game is now in its second season, with players gaining access to some brand new characters. Soon, we'll know how the likes of Black Adam will compare to the most powerful characters on the roster, from DC Superheroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman to Cartoon Network favourites like Finn the Human and Steven Universe. Of course, we can't discount those throwback characters from Warner Bros' back catalogue of shows acquired over the years, including Shaggy and Velma from Scooby Doo.

With such an illustrious gathering of fighters, a Multiversus tier list was inevitable. Judging by other competitive fighting games, ranking which of these fighters are the best characters goes beyond looking at their individual abilities. Multiversus focuses on team-based combat, with each fighter broken down into roles such as Bruiser and Tank.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:09 PM
     Genshin Impact Keqing player defeats Azhdaha solo at level one

A determined Genshin Impact Keqing player managed to take down Azhdaha - one of the anime game's most fearsome bosses - with just a level-one Keqing in his party. This is what we Genshin players like to call peak 'resinless behaviour,' which is a term that describes the oddly interesting activities or challenges players will make up to stave off boredom when they're out of resin - the game's stamina item.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:07 PM
     Current Multiversus free characters, rotation, and schedule

Want to know which Multiversus free characters are on rotation? If you're starting for the first time, you don't have access to the entire roster right away unless you cough up the cash for a Founder's Pack. Fortunately, Multiversus gives players access to a number of free characters which appear on a biweekly basis.

The current batch of free characters in Multiversus includes Shaggy, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, and Harley Quinn. It's important to note that any progress made using these characters carries over once you unlock them in the fighting game, allowing you to carry on where you left off. Your progress always carries over regardless of how you end up unlocking the characters, whether with in-game gold, by spending Gleamium, or using character tokens from the Founder's Pack.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:06 PM
     Genshin Impact outfits – available skins and costumes

After months of pleading by the community, players can now unlock Genshin Impact outfits. This system was introduced in the Genshin Impact 1.6 update, but the developers have been slow to give every character an outfit.

One of the big questions surrounding the Genshin Impact outfits was how skins were planned to be distributed in the free PC game. As Genshin Impact locks characters behind gacha mechanics, players were worried that skins may be sold using the same system. There are two methods to unlock events: purchase the skin for 1680 Genesis Crystals, or complete a specific event. If you happen to miss the event, the skin will make its way to the Character Outfit Shop in the future. Here are all of the Genshin Impact outfits so far.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:53 AM
     Hitman trilogy rebrand makes buying the stealth game easier

IO Interactive's new Hitman trilogy - which began in 2016 and wrapped up in 2022 - is undergoing a rebrand. It's been announced that the sandbox stealth game Hitman 3 will get a new name, alongside more streamlined ways for new players to get all the content, and easier ways for existing players to purchase what they don't have.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hitman 3 review, The best stealth games on PC, Hitman 3 system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:51 AM
     Genshin Impact tier list January 2023: the best characters in 3.3

Looking for a Genshin Impact tier list? There are currently 59 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapons, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellation upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.

Don't let the placement of the characters on our Genshin Impact tier list deter you from pulling on the next character banner. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite Genshin Impact character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds.

In general, being on a high tier means that the character is the best Genshin Impact character in their role, is not too difficult to build, and performs well regardless of teammates. Being on a lower tier means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine. Just to note, the characters are not ranked within their own tier, and with that out of the way, let's take a look at our ranking of characters in our Genshin Impact tier list.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:40 AM
     Genshin Impact 3.4 release date speculation, new events, and banners

The Genshin Impact 3.4 release date is set to be the first big update of the new year, rumoured to include a desert region featuring a boss, new characters, and much more.

Fans of the free PC game might be confused about the addition of a new desert area as we were introduced to Sumeru not that long ago. If the leaks are true, the 3.4 and 3.6 updates are going to expand the Sumeru region drastically, potentially covering up to 60% of the playable Teyvat map. Here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact 3.4 release date so far.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:40 AM
     The best Warhammer 40K games on PC in 2023

So, you want to know about the best Warhammer 40K games in 2023? While Games Workshop's licensing history has been a bit sporadic, the grim darkness of the far future is one place the company has consistently experimented with in terms of digital adaptations.

Some of the best Warhammer 40K games are from decades ago, but after a brief wobbly spell in the middle, we're finally getting some decent digital grimdark adaptations of the physical tabletop game, but we're also being treated to space games and even action-adventure RPG games as well. We're not here to highlight our ancient battle-brothers of 40K games of yore - they've had their time in the sun. We want to highlight the best Warhammer 40K games that have been released in more recent times.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:15 AM
     Tower of Fantasy bug report is perfection, but Hotta's reply isn't

Tower of Fantasy bugs are, unfortunately, relatively common in the anime MMORPG, and one player went out of their way to craft the perfect bug report ticket to ensure an issue with Altered Damage simulacrum Lin is fixed. Unfortunately, Hotta's support team hasn't been much help.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:08 AM
     High on Life knows if you're speedrunning and is totally cool with it

High on Life, the Rick and Morty-esque space shooter from Justin Roiland's studio Squanch Games, contains a secret, loving tribute to world of GDQ and speedrunning, as the FPS game overtakes the likes of Minecraft in the Game Pass popularity contest and earns thousands of positive Steam reviews.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:29 AM
     All Disney Dreamlight Valley characters

An array of Disney Dreamlight Valley characters will join you on your adventure in this adorable life sim, as you become neighbours and buddies with familiar faces from your favourite animated movies. The Disney game is still in early access and, as a result, we know some that are missing right now will be coming to the valley later down the line.

While Disney Dreamlight Valley is part life sim, it is also very story driven, and some of the characters you come across make up part of that story. Others can be chosen and unlocked in any order from inside the Dream Castle - though you'll want to read our Disney Dreamlight Valley guide beforehand, as it recommends you spend your Dreamlight on something else before unlocking too many realms. Here though, we take a look at every Disney Dreamlight Valley character you'll come across in the story, as well as all of those you can currently rescue from their realms, and the ones we're yet to see in-game.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:58 AM
     Best strategy games on PC in 2023

What are the best strategy games on PC? Turn-based or real-time, grand strategy or tactical RPGs, there are many sub-genres within the strategy game umbrella. For example, in one game, you can command an entire fleet in space, while in another, you bark orders to soldiers fighting on a battlefield as magic flies through the air.

Since there are so many different types of games out there, we'll keep this particular list of the best strategy games on PC as broad as possible - similar to our list of the best building games. So join us as we explore a curated collection of the genre's greatest hits, from newcomers to classics.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:57 AM
     Starfield release date window, latest news, and gameplay

When is the Starfield release date? It was officially going to be in November 2022, but Bethesda announced a Starfield delay into 2023. Thankfully, we still got a pretty decent showing of the new open-world game at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase over the summer.

We haven't really heard much about the game since, which has left the Starfield community a bit thirsty for new information, but we're confident Bethesda won't keep us in the dark for too much longer. Whenever the Starfield release date ends up being, it's sure to be worth the wait. Here's what we know so far.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:48 AM
     The Witcher Remake release date speculation

Want to know when The Witcher Remake release date is? Given that this remake of the classic PC RPG game has only recently been announced, it's far too early to tell when exactly you will be able to play it. However, some of you may want to know more about the ambitious remake of the first Witcher adventure and if it's the best place to hop into the series.

While the original RPG game was made by CD Projekt Red using BioWare's Aurora Engine, The Witcher Remake is instead "being rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5" by Fool's Theory. The Polish development studio is also aiding Larian with 'gameplay and tools programming support' for Baldur's Gate 3 and previously assisted People Can Fly with 'level design, meshing, and program support' for Outriders. Several veteran staff who helped make The Witcher will be part of this project, and CD Projekt Red will provide 'full creative supervision'.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:45 AM
     Best battle royale games: what are the top BR games in 2023?

The best battle royale games come in all shapes and sizes, but they all revolve around one core idea: lots of players go in, and only one leaves. Battle royale is a violent, unpredictable, and frenzied multiplayer mode where the only goal is to endure until you're the sole survivor.

All tactics and styles of play are equally viable in the best battle royale games. You can win by hiding in bushes and waiting for the herd to thin out, or scavenge a weapon and start reducing the numbers yourself. With the explosion of Fortnite, Warzone 2, and Apex Legends, you would be forgiven for thinking there are only three battle royales out there, but there are now numerous other contenders to challenge them, each with its own spin on the established formula. And with player counts fluctuating all over the place, it's important to know the most popular battle royale games so you can be sure to get a match.

Whether you're after a battle royale FPS game like Warzone 2 or an inventive new twist on the formula, there's something out there for everyone. So, to help you broaden your horizons, we have assembled this handy guide to the best battle royale games on PC.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:33 AM
     Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes – January 2023

Looking for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes? Redeeming one of these Shift codes rewards you with a Skeleton Key, which you can use to unlock the Skeleton Chest for rewards. This chest can be found at the foot of the castle underneath the statue in Brighthoof.

The Skeleton Keys you get for entering the code unlock premium in-game loot for the FPS game, such as Tiny Tina's Wonderlands legendary weapons to suit your chosen Tiny Tina's Wonderlands class and playstyle. You can redeem Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes either through the Shift tab in the in-game social menu or at the Shift Gearbox Software website - you need to navigate to the mail section to redeem the code.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:39 AM
     Best Warzone 2 guns for Season 1 Reloaded

Want to get your hands on the best Warzone 2 guns for Season 1 Reloaded? If you're trying to increase your odds of winning the game, customising a loadout, and focusing on the current meta guns is the way to go. While you could rely entirely on floor loot and drops from enemies, you will have an easier time taking down rival players using weapons you've had the chance to practice with.

The best gun in Warzone 2 is the RPK. With a high rate of fire, controllable recoil, and huge damage output, there really isn't a better weapon to take into Al Mazrah right now than the RPK. With over 50 different weapons to pick from at launch, we're going to highlight what makes the best guns in Warzone 2 stand out from the rest of the competition. Here are the best Warzone 2 guns, including an optimised loadout for most weapons and some analysis on how to use them on the battlefield in the multiplayer game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:55 AM

With a March release window already locked in, we won't need to wait much longer to experience developer Nightdive's System Shock remake. The 1994 immersive sim is receiving more than just a facelift, though, as Nightdive have released more new clips of the game in action over on their Kickstarter blog. Nightdive's first blog post of the year gives us fresh looks at the game's enemy variants, visual updates, and most importantly, its bloody cool dismemberment system.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:11 AM

Bethesda Game Studios seem to have recommitted to a "first half of 2023" release window for their long-awaited sci-fi RPG Starfield. Per VGC, this info comes from a Bethesda support site that went live earlier this month. There are three other questions/answers about the game on the site, but no new info - which isn't weird considering, y'know, the game's not actually out yet - aside from the message "Starfield arrives exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in the first half of 2023."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:00 AM

In a New Year's message, Square Enix's CEO Yosuke Matsuda reaffirmed the company's focus on blockchain technology with "multiple blockchain games based on original IPs under development" despite the public backlash against the initiative. This echoes Matsuda's New Year's message from last January, where the company first expressed its enthusiasm for an NFT-fueled, metaverse future. More recently, Squeenix partnered with the "environmentally friendly" blockchain firm Oasys, probably to sidestep potential controversies about, y'know, the environmental impact of the technology.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:42 PM
     *claps hands*

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     M3GAN wants to be your friend. Forever.

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     Learn about the latest update of Dead by Daylight.

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     This just means the Switch will need to have an amazing 2023 and go out with a bang.

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     In the back pocket.

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     Fight, Mark, Fight!

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     Keira Knightley comes for the Boston Strangler this Spring.

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     The 4070 Ti gives you more bang for your buck starting later this week.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 PM
     Burn the witches.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:44 AM
     A Cult Classic Comic Adaptation That Was a Box Office Flop Lands on Netflix

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:36 AM
     Christoph Waltz is not who he seems to be in The Consultant.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:00 AM
     Forever and a day, that's how long we'll stay!

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:35 AM
     It looks like we're not far from the new showdown with SHODAN.

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     Netflix has sunk this horror show's future.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:07 AM
     Protect yourself and team with the Guardian Shield.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:00 PM

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol is an interesting game, in relation to its development. Originally created to be connected to the PlayerUnknown's Battleground extended universe, this idea was eventually dropped, with the game becoming its own thing. Though I say that relatively loosely, as this action-horror title shares the same DNA as Dead Space, which isn't entirely surprising given its director, Glen Schofield. However, while The Callisto Protocol tries to bring players back to the PS3 era of grotesque survival horror, it can't seem to recapture what made those games interesting to begin with.

The Callisto Protocol begins with players watching camera footage of an outbreak that happened in the far reaches of space, with a broadcast concerning a terrorist organization already laying the foundation for one of several key characters. Players assume the role of Jacob Lee, a pilot for a freight transport service delivering cargo between Europa and the prison colony known as Callisto. While this is supposed to be Jacob's last job, things go awry as the ship crashes with the woman seen in the previous broadcast on the ship. This leads to Jacob's arrest and detention in Callisto while an outbreak infects the prisoners, resulting in their loss of self and transformation into something grotesque and barely human. Unfortunately, nothing about the narrative is particularly striking, and the callbacks to Dead Space (or similar threads) hold the game back from being its very own thing. Which may have helped bolster the story in some regards, but does little favors for it overall.

The Callisto Protocol

In regards to gameplay, the controls are clunky, even with the numerous patches that have rolled through to make gameplay a more streamlined experience. For example, before the patch players would be locked into an overlong animation to heal. With the patch, it's shortened significantly, but doesn't do much if you're in the middle of fighting two or more enemies at a time, which the game seems to have a problem balancing. Encounters can sometimes vary between handling two or more enemies at a time after you've gotten through the first thirty or so minutes of the game, in which it becomes a near constant onslaught of aggressive, humanoid creatures throwing themselves at you with reckless abandon. The Callisto Protocol doesn't necessarily facilitate itself towards these encounters, which is strange because it makes up a bulk of them.

While traversing the infested prison, there were several rooms found throughout that had up to three enemies in them. Before you get the ability to throw enemies into objects (or off of platforms) like in Dead Space, these areas are a chore. Taking several hits will result in instant death, with the over-exaggerated, grotesque animations drawn out to an unnecessary degree. Thankfully, you can skip these now through an update patch. While they were shocking at first, they just became annoying the longer I spent with the game. Also, since the game throws enemies at you that can one-hit kill you later, the difficulty options don't really matter.

Concerning combat, the key issue is largely with the dodging mechanic. Players must alternate between moving right and left, almost like a rhythm game, to avoid being hit. However, these dodges don't sync up with the direction the enemy is attacking. You literally just need to move right and left without moving the same direction twice, or you'll get hit no matter what you do. This is obviously confusing if you're basing your dodge on what your eyes are seeing, versus what the game has told you, and I never really got the hang of it.

While it tries to mix things up and make enemy encounters more energetic with the ability to take advantage of weak spots on enemies with quick firing your 3D printed firearm between melee blows with your electric baton, the gameplay falls into tedium quickly. The aforementioned ability to throw enemies into things didn't feel particularly satisfying, since charges are limited between item use. Throwing enemies off platforms felt cheap, almost like I wasn't supposed to, but the game facilitated its use anyways by some mistake. Throwing these foes into spiked walls resulted in killing them instantly, which was great, especially when dealing with lots of enemies at once.

However, the controls hold this experience back. It genuinely felt like I was playing a PS3 game in perhaps the worst way possible. While enemies rapidly approach you, sometimes sprinting and charging in your direction, controlling protagonist Jacob felt like I was wading through sludge. Having controls that work against the player in a horror game is something I feel that is generally fine, as it adds to the overall tension of the game and helps create a feeling of helplessness for the player. That said, The Callisto Protocol felt anything but that, and in the end I walked away frustrated and just happy to be over once the credits rolled.

But perhaps one of the most egregious things about the game was its overall performance on PC. Within the first fifteen minutes of playing the game crashed, which would have been fine were it not for it completely messing up my resolution to the point I had to hard reset my PC. This happened not once, but twice during my time with the game. There were also other issues that have now been patched, which involved the game caching whenever you'd get to a new area which resulted in massive frame drops. Thankfully, these were the only major technical issues I encountered.

The Callisto Protocol feels like a retread of the PS3 era of survival horror, but perhaps in the worst way possible. It's clear that this title was made with Dead Space in mind, as it shared the same creator, but it's also a look at how the genre has evolved since Dead Space was relevant. And while The Callisto Protocol's narrative is lackluster, the gameplay could have been something great and ultimately redeeming about it. Instead, it feels trapped in the past and a worse iteration of what inspired it.

The Callisto Protocol is immediately available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:30 PM

House in Fata Morgana Developer Announce Seventh Lair Remastered Switch Version

Another visual novel from the House in Fata Morgana developer Novect is heading to a new platform. In the company's "Greetings in 2023" message, it announced Seventh Lair Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. There's no release window for the game yet. The announcement only mentioned it will be released in the "near future."

Here's the official announcement direct from Novect's New Year's statement:

And we're actually planning to release a Nintendo Switch version of Seventh Lair Remastered! We will be able to release this version in the near future as well, so please wait for more details. (We did a lot of work behind the scenes last year!)

While not directly tied to The House in Fata Morgana or continuing that story, certain characters from that tale appear in new roles in Seventh Lair Remastered. For example, Michel is back, but this time he is an indie game developer called Dark†Knight. After intense criticism from "fans," he releases the game Seventh Lair on April Fool's Day. When he does, he and a number of the players (who are new takes on Mell and Nellie Rhodes) find themselves trapped in the world of the game.

Here's a trailer showing what to expect.

The PC version of Seventh Lair appeared in March 2022, ahead of this upcoming Switch release. While there's no demo, it is temporarily on sale on Steam for 10% off. That brings the price down to $7.19 until January 5, 2023.

Seventh Lair is immediately available for PCs, and the Switch remaster is in development.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:00 PM

Genshin Impact Ayato Ascension and Talent Materials Can Give You Deja Vu

Ayato is one of those Genshin Impact characters whose Ascension and Talent materials aren't too taxing to get. However, depending on your past pulls, they may seem familiar. That's because both he and his sister, Ayaka, need some of the same items. In short, it means getting handguard drops from enemies, Elegance talent books from Inazuma's Violet Court, and lots of Sakura Bloom petals from around Narukami Island.

Which Ayato Ascension Materials Do You Need to Find in Genshin Impact?

A lot of Ayato's Ascension materials aren't difficult to get! You need 420,000 to go through all of them. That isn't terribly difficult to earn. You'll also need 46 Dew of Repudiation items dropped by the Hydro Hypostasis on Inazuma's Watatsumi Island. That same boss will also be a way to get the 1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver, 9 Varunada Lazurite Fragments, 9 Varunada Lazurite Chunks, and 6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstones needed for his ascensions.

The various Handguards you need are also not too difficult to find, given the Nobushi and Kairagi found on all Inazuma's islands drop them. (You can also "buy" them from the in-game Paimon's Bargains shop.) You need 18 Old Handguards, 30 Kageuchi Handguards, and 36 Famed Handguards.

It's the Sakura Blooms that can be a bit annoying. It's not because they're especially difficult to find or not plentiful. The pink "clouds" of petals are easy to spot both during the day and night on Narukami Island. In particular, they are around Chinju Forest, Grand Narukami Shrine and Inazuma City. Rather, you need an Electro character to use an Electro attack to centralize them so you can pick them up. (Keqing and Razor are great at this, but also so is Raiden Shogun or Sara.) You need 168 of them for Ayato total.

Which Ayato Talent Materials Do You Need to Find in Genshin Impact?

His Talent materials are very straightforward too! Each Talent will need 6 Old Handguards, 22 Kageuchi Handguards, 31 Famed Handguards, 3 Teachings of Elegance, 21 Guides to Elegance, 38 Philosophies of Elegance, 6 Mudras of the Malefic General, and a Crown of Insight, as well as 1,652,500 Mora.

Again, the Handguards are easy items to get. The Nobushi and Kairagi samurai around Inazuma drop them regularly. The three types of Talent Books also are fairly simple to get, provided you play on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays to collect them from Kannazuka Island's Violet Court domain.

The only "troublesome" item would be the 6 Mudra of the Malefic General that drop from the Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto weekly boss on Narukami Island. You need to beat Act 2 of Raiden Shogun's story quest to unlock it, first of all. Second, that material only drops from the level 70 boss fight. It's a random drop, as you could also get The Meaning of Aeons or Tears of the Calamitous God instead.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the Ayato rerun banner will appear until January 17, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:30 PM

Hololive Tempus Holostars

Tempus, the first Hololive all-male English VTuber unit, is about to go on a new adventure. The group debuted in July 2022, and a new teaser by Hololive Production's English branch suggests that it'll be going off in search of new friends.

The teaser was posted to the official Hololive English Twitter account on January 3, 2023. The video teased a reveal scheduled for January 4, 2023, at 7pm PST/10pm ET/12pm JST.


The clip opens with Tempus VTuber Regis Altare reciting text on screen. He refers to Elysium, the name of the digital world that serves as the home of Tempus, which is an Adventuring Guild. Regis says that "they had to make their move, to learn more about the world, and to find new adventures and some new friends." Exactly what this means for the group is unclear. It could be the debut of a new member. Or perhaps, some collaboration between the four or with other Hololive VTubers on a joint project.

The teaser then transitions to art of the group poring over various maps, in search of said adventure. In the Holostars Tempus back matter, Elysium is a digital world that symbolizes humanity's abandonment of corporeal existence. However, Elysium is threatened by a phenomenon called "Records Corruption." Tempus itself is an adventurer's guild, which makes its home in the city's most popular downtown pub.

Regis' spiel appears to reference the story told in Hololive Tempus' debut manga. In the manga, which is viewable on the official website, Regis awakes and begins seeking out fellows to join his party. These naturally include the other members of Tempus: Magni Dezmond, Axel Syrios, and Noir Vesper.

Hololive Tempus' new development will be revealed on January 4, 2023. The members' individual channels are viewable on YouTube.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:00 PM

Taito 70th Anniversary

Taito Corporation, one of the game industry's oldest companies, turns 70 years old this year. The company will be celebrating the Taito 70th Anniversary with a series of promotions and prizes. It has begun teasing some of these by opening a commemorative site and Twitter account for the occasion [Thanks, Famitsu].

At the moment, there are few concrete details on the Taito 70th Anniversary celebration plans. Late in December 2022, the company opened a Twitter giveaway awarding followers a special 2023 calendar. And on New Year's day, Taito's Pico Crepe restaurant began distributing novelty calendar postcards to customers. The postcards will change each month and feature art of classic arcade titles like Night Striker, Metal Soldier Isaac, Operation Wolf, and Elevator Action.

The company also announced that the Taito 70th Anniversary promotions will launch at all Taito Station arcades. Exclusive prizes will be awarded to participants at the arcades and via the Taito Online Crane game, as well. A 70th Anniversary "Commemorative Product" would also be sold. Taito promised more details as the various promotions approach their launch date.

The exact date of the Taito 70th anniversary is August 24, 2023. Taito's original founder was Michael Kogan, who opened Taitung in 1944 in Shanghai, China, to deal in wigs, hog bristles, and floor coverings. The company moved to Japan as Taito Yoko ("Taito" being the Japanese pronunciation of "Taitung"), where it distributed clothing. In 1953 Kogan was joined by Japanese businessman Akio Nakatani, and Taito Yoko relaunched as the Taito Trading Company, the first company in Japan to produce vodka.

By 1955 Taito had shifted to vending machines and jukeboxes, and then pre-video-game electro-mechanical amusements, such as 1967's pinball-like Crown Soccer Special. By the 1970s Taito became Taito Corporation, releasing a ping-pong arcade cabinet in 1973 called Elepong. Game designer Tomohiro Nishikado joined the company in 1968, and eventually created Space Invaders, one of the most popular arcade games of all time. Even today a Space Invader alien is part of Taito's most prominent imagery.

The Taito 70th Anniversary celebrations kick off through 2023. Last year's Taito Egret II Mini replicates a small-scale arcade experience as a mini-console.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:30 PM

Key art of the Switch port of Mugen Souls, featuring several characters within the game

The latest showcase from Eastasiasoft unveiled 15 games that will be released within the first six months of 2023, including the Switch ports of cult classics Mugen Souls and Rainbow Skies. While the majority are earmarked for release within early 2023, there will be six releases from the Hong Kong-based developer and publisher between January and February.

Here is the full list of games and platforms announced in the showcase:

  • January 12: Burrow of the Fallen Bear (Switch, PS4, PS5)
  • January 18: Wings of Bluestar (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • January 25: Sissa's Path (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • February 1: Albacete Warrior (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • February 8: The Redress of Mira (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • February 15: Pocket Witch (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • Spring 2023: Mugen Souls (Switch)
  • Early 2023: Ayre and the Crystal Comet (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • Early 2023: Cions of Vega (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • Early 2023: EchoBlade (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • Early 2023: Hyper-5 (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • Early 2023: Reverie: Sweet As Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
  • 2023: Rainbow Skies (Switch)
  • 2023: Schlildmaid MX (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
  • 2023: Hot Blood (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)

Compared to the Eastasiasoft End of Summer Showcase, there are few fewer titles with definitive release dates. However, there is a mix of current-gen ports including the aforementioned Mugen Souls and new IP, such as Hot Blood.

You can see the showcase below:

The next Eastasiasoft game to be released will be Burrow of the Fallen Bear for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 PM

Pokemon Violet Tera Raid

Nintendo announced new 4-star and 5-star Tera Raids for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Like it happened with the Tyranitar and Salamence raids, this time the Pokemon will be different depending on which version of the game you own, with Hydreigon being the chosen creature for Pokemon Scarlet, and Dragapult for Pokemon Violet. The Tera Raids will last from January 6-8, 2023. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The new Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raids follow the same format as the previous 4-star and 5-star raids. Different from the 7-star Charizard and Cinderace raids, the Tera Type for Hydreigon and Dragapult will be random each time the player fights them. Hydreigon's regular typing is Dark and Dragon, while Dragapult's is Dragon and Ghost.


Hydreigon made its first appearance in Pokemon Black & White. It is described as a violent and destructive Pokemon, often associated with being evil incarnate. Many stories in the Pokemon world depict him as destroying entire villages.

Dragapult was introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Their evolutionary line is described as being the ghost form of prehistoric aquatic Pokemon. Dragapults carry two small Dreepy inside their horns, which they shoot at great speeds to attack their opponents. Apparently, Dreepys greatly enjoy this activity.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch. Check out Siliconera's official review of the games.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:00 AM

A statuette of Urusei Yatsura heroine Lum is taking a bit of a "neo-classical" approach to the iconic character. The new Lum figure replicates her updated character design from the 2022 animated remake of Urusei Yatsura. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

The figure is made to 1/7th scale size and stands at 230mm tall (about 9" inches). Made of PVC and ABS plastic, it was created by Design Coco. Design Coco also created the life-size Usada Pekora figure on display in Animate Akihabara for New Year's.

The Lum figure is hand-colored and is designed to reflect Lum's design as seen in the new anime. The remake design is fairly close to the original, but most notably features a different approach to Lum's hair coloration. Other versions of the iconic character render her hair as a somewhat darker and flatter forest green. Thanks to the remake's coloration style, Lum's hair appears brighter, and has a gradient that makes it look like it glows. This is reflected in the coloring of the figure.

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The figure also emphasizes the transparent qualities of the skin texture. Given the wealth of exposure provided by Lum's classic tiger-print bikini, skin texture makes up a goodly portion of the design. Lum is posed reaching back towards the viewer, while standing on a pedestal decorated with stars.

The Urusei Yatsura remake Lum figure is being sold via the Aniplex+ Online Store in Japan, with pre-orders going for 19,800 Yen (about $152 USD). Ordered figures are expected to be delivered by January 2024. The remake series itself can be viewed on HIDIVE.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:00 AM

Danganronpa Leaving Xbox Game Pass in January 2023

The official Xbox Game Pass update for the beginning of January 2023 isn't live yet, but we do know Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc will be among the games leaving this month. It is among five games that are expected to be removed from the service by about January 15, 2023. It first joined the service back in January 2022, meaning it spent about a year there for subscribers. [Thanks, Wario64!]

Here is the list of games leaving Xbox Game Pass in January 2023 so far.

  • The Anacrusis
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Nobody Saves the World
  • Pupperazzi
  • Windjammers 2

There are still two other Danganronpa games on Xbox Game Pass even after the original leaves. Subscribers can still play Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. There's no word yet on when those will be removed from the service.

Another major Danganronpa update involved a loosening of streaming restrictions. In the past, people couldn't stream past the game's first chapter. Now that is lifted. People can play through the whole game, streaming all the way until the end.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and mobile devices. The original game also appeared on the PSP and Vita. Xbox Game Pass subscribers still have just under two weeks with the original Danganronpa.

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     Payday 3 Steam ReleaseFans of Payday 2 have been waiting on news of its sequel for quite some time. In fact, Payday 3 was first announced all the way back in 2017. But development obviously didn't go exactly as planned. However, in 2021, Starbreeze Studios signed an agreement with Koch Media (now known as Plaion) to get Payday 3 back on track. And that brings us here, with the release of Payday 3 to come in 2023 along with a logo reveal trailer and Steam page that just launched recently. Alongside the Steam page for Payday 3, Almir Listo, head of community for Starbreeze Studios, wrote an introductory post for the Steam community. The first point raised in the post concerned people's confusion about whether Payday 3 would come to Steam or not. Fortunately for Steam users, it will be the "primary platform on PC, just like it is for PAYDAY 2." More Payday 3 news to come in 2023 This first Steam community post for Payday 3 is mostly a greeting to new and returning players. And there is ...

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     Find all the hidden lairs, clear their dungeons and get valuable loot. Hidden Lairs are limited-time dungeons that open randomly around Diablo Immortal zones. For the most part, these Hidden Lairs function similarly to the way other dungeons do, wherein you must clear the dungeon of monsters and defeat the lair guardian to collect rewards […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:00 AM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:52 PM

As well as some new "power-ups and new developments for familiar series"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:09 PM

Will also include access to Hitman I and Hitman II

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:29 PM

Showcases gameplay while implementing the NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 PM

Armored Core VI: Sci-Fi Souls?

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