Jan 08, 18:00

PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:59 PM
     WoW Dragonflight quest skip returns for fast alt professions

One handy WoW Dragonflight quest skip has returned, and should make the process of WoW Dragonflight leveling for your alts a little bit smoother. The skip, which was available early during the launch of Dragonflight, allows players to gain profession knowledge more easily on their alternate classes in the Blizzard MMORPG. However, it temporarily disappeared from World of Warcraft, only to make its return now.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:22 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 mod makes crowds less like The Matrix, keeps Keanu

What do Cyberpunk 2077 and The Matrix have in common? If you answered "Keanu Reeves" you'd be correct but, according to one modder, the nature of the crowds is something both could improve on as well. This is why they've implemented a series of minor tweaks in a Cyberpunk 2077 mod, which should make the residents of Night City feel more realistic.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 11:53 AM
     Overwatch 2 arcade needs an Overwatch Classic 6v6 mode

The Overwatch 2 arcade is a nice way to relax, giving players a chance to step away from the stress of ranked play and enjoy some more chaotic or laid-back modes in the Blizzard multiplayer game. It's currently where you'll find the Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus mode, a frantic free-for-all where players get powers themed after Greek gods. One mode that's been notably absent so far, however, seems like one of its most obvious - Overwatch Classic.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:11 PM
     Best Steam Deck dock – top USB-C hub options

The best Steam Deck dock can transform the handheld into a hybrid gaming PC, whether you're looking for a desktop replacement, a console alternative, or just a fancy way to charge your device in style. Valve's official accessory is finally available after a lengthy wait, but its price point is a tough swallow when there are plenty of USB-C hubs out there that play nice with the portable powerhouse.

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Twinfinite Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:59 PM
     The wizarding world continues to be a huge moneymaker.

Siliconera Sunday, January 8, 2023 3:00 PM

raiden shogun artifacts

While Raiden Shogun is a character who can fill multiple niches in a party, she, like her "son" Wanderer, really only needs a few Artifacts to be good. Fortunately, the Domains you can find her Artifacts in are not too difficult to clear, especially for long-time players. When you choose your Artifacts, make sure to prioritize her Energy Recharge on top of the usual CRIT stats.

Emblem of Severed Fate (4 PC)

This one here is Raiden Shogun's best set. It can turn her from a support to a much more aggressive sub-DPS with how fast her Burst can come back. As well, the 4-piece effect will greatly boost her damage from her Burst. Because Raiden Shogun's Energy Recharge levels up with her Ascensions, and you should ideally give her Artifacts that boost her ER, she should be able to easily hit that maximum 75% damage boost.

Noblesse Oblige (4 PC)

This is the set to use when you're using Raiden Shogun exclusively as a support. The 4-piece effect for Noblesse Oblige will help to increase the Attack of your other party members. For example, if you are running Raiden Shogun with Nahida, then that Noblesse Oblige attack buff combined with the powerful Quicken (along with either Aggravate or Spread) should make quick work of even the tankiest foes.

Emblem of Severed Fate (2PC) + Noblesse Oblige (2 PC)

This is the Jack-of-all-Trades build for Raiden Shogun when you cannot get enough good Emblem pieces. Incidentally, my Raiden Shogun has been using this for a while and she's perfectly serviceable with this combination. She is definitely not the best she can be, though. With these two sets, she plays similar to if you had 4 good Emblem pieces.

Thundersoother (4 PC)

Most Raiden Shogun mains probably will not considering Thundersoother or Thundering Fury, but for those in the early stages of the game, this is a pretty good Artifact combination. As long as the enemy is affected by Electro, she can deal an extra 35% damage to them. Raiden Shogun's Electro application is really good, too. However, a full Thundersoother set will limit who you can run Raiden Shogun with, and generally does not give the same firepower or utility as the other options.

Genshin Impact is readily available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. You can pull for both Raiden Shogun and Kamisato Ayato until January 17, 2023.

The post Here are the Best Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Artifacts appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:00 PM

honkai impact 3rd asteroid figures

AmiAmi opened up provisional pre-orders for five Honkai Impact 3rd Asteroid series figures. These are re-runs of past figures. The Asteroid series are miniature figures that use chibi-fied designs of the characters. All of the figures cost 5,200 JPY ($39.40) and will come out some time in May 2023.

The re-run Honkai Impact 3rd Asteroid figures all come from different releases. For example, the Sugar Haw Child version of Theresa was from the sixth batch, whereas the Umbral Rose Rita figure was from the fifth. All of the figures stand at under 10 centimeters tall.

You will be able to pre-order:

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As a reminder, these are provisional pre-orders. That means they may not be available if the manufacturer does not make enough to match the demand.

The most recent update in Honkai Impact 3rd allows players to use the Herrscher of Truth and Sixth Serenade in the Elysian Realm. There is also an update to Chip Space. You will be able to get the Elemental Rush Core and Versatile Core chips. You can trigger Elemental Rush after you deal Elemental DMG, whereas Versatility grants stacks depending on the variety of attacks you use.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available on the Windows PC and mobile devices, and the Asteroid series figures are available for pre-order via AmiAmi. They will come out in May 2023.

The post AmiAmi Opens Honkai Impact 3rd Asteroid Figures Re-Runs appeared first on Siliconera.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:09 PM
     Black Library, the publishing arm of Games Workshop, has announced the return of the Flesh Tearers Space Marines in a new novel. The novel, titled 'The Flesh Tearers: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus', is written by Dan Abnett and follows the adventures of the Flesh Tearers as they battle against their enemies. Fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe can pre-order the novel now, with the book set to be released on April 15th. This marks the first time that the Flesh Tearers have been featured in a novel since 2011.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:05 PM
     A new terrain set from Games Workshop is allowing fans to recreate the ruined city of Osgiliath from the world of Warhammer. The set includes a range of detailed pieces, including walls, towers, and bridges, as well as a selection of scenic elements such as rubble piles and broken statues. The set also comes with a full-colour guidebook that provides painting tips and advice on how to create a realistic battlefield. Fans can now bring the iconic city to life in their own games.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:03 PM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, has announced a change to their MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) products. The new MDF will be of higher quality and more durable than the previous version. It is also expected to be more cost-effective for customers. TT Combat has stated that they are committed to providing the best possible gaming experience for their customers.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:03 PM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, recently announced the launch of their newest game, Rumble at Il Ridotto. The game is set in 18th century Venice and pits two players against each other in a battle for control of the city. Players will use a variety of miniatures to represent their forces, including gangs of street thugs, noble families, and even the Venetian police. The game also features a unique card-based system that allows players to customize their forces and strategies. With its immersive setting and innovative mechanics, Rumble at Il Ridotto promises to be an exciting and engaging experience for tabletop gamers.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:02 PM
     One Page Rules, a popular tabletop gaming company, recently announced the launch of their new release and a community survey. The survey is designed to help One Page Rules better understand their players' preferences and feedback on their products. Additionally, they are hosting a weekly writing jam for their fans to participate in. This jam will allow players to share their stories and experiences with the One Page Rules community. The survey and writing jam are both open now and will remain open until the end of December 2022.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:01 PM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, has announced the upcoming release of their new Carnevale Romani expansion. This expansion will add new characters, weapons, and scenarios to the existing Carnevale game. Players can expect to see new Romani characters such as the mysterious Fortune Teller, the powerful Witch Hunter, and the cunning Thief. Additionally, the expansion will include new weapons and equipment like the magical staff and the deadly crossbow. Finally, the expansion will also feature new scenarios that will challenge players in exciting new ways. The Carnevale Romani expansion is set to be released later this year.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:01 PM
     This month, Games Workshop is offering a free miniature and coin to customers who visit their stores. The miniature is of a Cadia Stands Fast Space Marine, which is part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The coin is a commemorative piece featuring the same design as the miniature. This offer is available in all Games Workshop stores worldwide until February 28th.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:01 PM
     Modiphius Entertainment has announced the release of a new Fallout-themed board game. The game, titled Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, is set in the post-apocalyptic world of the popular video game series and allows players to build their own settlements, explore the wasteland, and battle against enemies. The game includes 32mm scale miniatures, a narrative campaign book, and a variety of cards and dice. It is available now for pre-order and will be released on December 16th.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, January 8, 2023 1:59 PM
     Plaid Hat Games, a board game publisher, has announced the upcoming release of their newest game, 'Mice and Mystics: Sorrow and Remembrance'. The game is a sequel to the popular Mice and Mystics series and will be released in August 2021. Players will take on the role of brave mice as they explore the castle of King Trewlaney and battle against the evil Vanestra. The game includes new characters, enemies, and locations, as well as an exciting story-driven campaign. Fans of the Mice and Mystics series can look forward to this new installment, which promises to bring even more adventure and excitement.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 8, 2023 4:01 PM

First-person tragicomic adventure game set inside a smartphone

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:48 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 8, 2023 2:29 PM

The leak video is reportedly from a sci-fi third person shooter currently in development

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Jan 08, 10:00

PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 9:52 AM
     How to watch AGDQ 2023 and what's on: Neon White, Final Fantasy

AGDQ 2023 is underway, bringing with it a week filled with crazy speedruns and fundraising that's sure to catch the eye of players everywhere. So we've put together a look at the best ways to watch AGDQ 2023 both live and after the event, and broken down what you can expect to see, from FPSs to RPG games, there's a lot being beaten fast.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 8:01 AM
     New Escape from Tarkov map Streets of Tarkov is a little one-sided

New Escape from Tarkov map Streets of Tarkov recently arrived in the multiplayer FPS survival game, letting players explore one of its most intricate locations so far. With the success of Call of Duty Warzone 2, many players are taking the opportunity to check out (or return to) the game most frequently cited as the inspiration for its DMZ mode. However, while players are enjoying making big money runs among the urban warfare of Streets, some express worry that a slightly one-sided design gives an advantage to certain spawns.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 7:11 AM
     Doom, Dead Space, and disco collide in this funky retro FPS game

If you like Doom, Dead Space, retro FPS games, and disco, I may have found the perfect game for you, with one of the best trailers I've seen in quite some time. All the above elements and the immersive sim genre come together here for what might be a 2023 hit.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:53 AM
     Diablo Immortal monk players dominate the meta as whales change class

Diablo Immortal monk players are dominating the PvP meta right now, causing the game's highest-spending whales to change class in the Blizzard RPG game as they strive to get every advantage possible over other players. While every class can be viable for general play and even in competitive matchmaking, the game's community seems in agreement that the best Diablo Immortal builds running roughshod over Battlegrounds multiplayer come from monks.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 5:56 AM
     Nvidia reportedly gearing up to make RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070

Nvidia is reportedly cooking up two new desktop graphics cards, and they could be the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070. The duo will allegedly use a cut-down AD104 GPU – the same 4nm Lovelace configuration as the RTX 4070 Ti.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 5:48 AM
     Half-Life 2 free Steam add-on has you fight with no Freeman or crowbar

After almost 2 decades Half-Life 2 has been given a free expansion, except it's not developed by Valve for the FPS game, with it instead being made by a group of fans and released on Steam. Telling a short story of a rebel fighting off Combine in the woods, Half-Life 2 Evacuation isn't exactly the explosive narrative of Half-Life 3 we've all been waiting for, but at least it's something - and it's free.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:17 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4070 – release date, price, specs, and benchmark rumours

The Nvidia RTX 4070 won't be the top GPU in terms of specs. Yet, if you're looking to balance price and performance, it could be an affordable graphics card gateway to next-gen gaming PC features like DLSS 3, Frame Generation, and ray tracing.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 9:47 AM
     Best graphics card in 2023

Choosing the best graphics card can enhance your gaming PC tenfold, enabling you to enjoy lofty resolutions and frame rates. While GeForce RTX 4000 and Radeon RX 7000 GPUs will soon fight for the crown, Intel could win over gamers on a budget with its Arc Alchemist range.

With that in mind, what makes the best GPU? If you're rocking a high-spec rig, you'll likely want a powerhouse card that can run the latest games at 4K and still boost fps. Of course, premium parts come at a price, as flagship RTX 4000 offerings like the Nvidia RTX 4090 cost more than an entire system.

Thankfully, you don't need a GPU kaiju to build the best gaming PC for your needs, and there is a range of different Nvidia, AMD, and Intel options out there to choose from. So to help unmuddy the sea of specs, we've compiled a list of the best graphics card choices on the market right now.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:25 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4060 – release date, price, spec, and benchmark rumours

The Nvidia RTX 4060 won't be the GeForce graphics card top dog, especially compared to the RTX 4090. Yet, it may prove popular with budget builders looking to maximise value. This, of course, depends on its price point and how well it stacks up against competitors, like upcoming AMD RDNA 3 GPUs.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:45 AM
     Nvidia RTX 5000 – release date, price, specs, and benchmark rumours

The Nvidia RTX 5000 series likely won't show its face for a few years, but details, speculation, and rumours surrounding these GeForce GPUs are already doing the rounds. To help navigate these murky waters, here's everything we know so far about team green's next generation graphics cards.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 8, 2023 9:00 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti review – midrange GPU by name, not nature

The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti is a graphics card I never expected to actually see arrive this early. Yet, here it is, whirling away within my gaming PC, pumping out high frame rates at 4K with ultra settings enabled. Sounds great, right? Well, not quite, as while it packs a respectable next-gen punch for a lot less than the RTX 4080, price still prevents it from being the midrange GPU gladiator I want it to be.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for brushing biscuit crumbs off your lap. Before you scatter, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, January 8, 2023 9:00 AM

Raiden Shogun ascension materials genshin impact

As one may expect from the Electro Archon, Raiden Shogun is an exceptionally powerful character who does not necessarily need to be at a high Ascension level to be useful. This is because she can facilitate Electro reactions through her Elemental Skill. This means that even unbuilt, she is a good character to have in your party. Of course, the stronger Raiden Shogun herself is, the more useful she is at clearing higher-level content.

The easiest way to get a character stronger, even without farming for Artifacts, is through leveling them and their Talents. Unfortunately, Raiden Shogun is irritating in the way a lot of Inazuma characters are in that she needs Handguards. Handguards are not that common a drop from the various Nobushi and Kairagi enemies. Plus, so many characters need them that you will likely be farming for them until the day Genshin Impact ends.

Here are the Ascension materials you need, by level, for Raiden Shogun:

Ascension 1:

  • 1 Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
  • 3 Amakumo Fruits
  • 3 Old Handguards
  • 20,000 Mora

Ascension 2: 

  • 3 Vajrada Amethyst Fragments
  • 10 Amakumo Fruits
  • 15 Old Hanguards
  • 2 Storm Beads
  • 40,000 Mora

Ascension 3:

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Fragments
  • 20 Amakumo Fruits
  • 12 Kageuchi Handguards
  • 4 Storm Beads
  • 60,000 Mora

Ascension 4:

  • 3 Vajrada Amethyst Chunks
  • 30 Amakumo Fruits
  • 18 Kageuchi Handguards
  • 8 Storm Beads
  • 80,000 Mora

Ascension 5:

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Chunks
  • 45 Amakumo Fruits
  • 12 Famed Handguards
  • 12 Storm Beads
  • 100,000 Mora

Ascension 6:

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones
  • 60 Amakumo Fruits
  • 24 Famed Handguards
  • 20 Storm Beads
  • 120,000 Mora

In total, you will need 420,000 Mora, 46 Storm Beads, 168 Amakumo Fruits, 18 Old Handguards, 30 Kageuchi Handguards, and 36 Famed Handguards. You can get Storm Beads from the Thunder Manifestation at Amakumo Peak. This will also be where you find the Amakumo Fruits for Raiden Shogun. So prepare your eyes for lots of purple when you're farming for Raiden Shogun.

Raiden Shogun takes Molten Moments for her Talent materials. You can obtain Molten Moments from the La Signora Weekly Boss. She also takes Light Books, which you can get from Violet Court on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sadly, Raiden Shogun needs Handguards for her Talents, too. In order to fully level up a Talent, you need to prepare 1,652,500 Mora, 6 Molten Moments, 6 Old Handguards, 22 Kageuchi Handguards, 31 Famed Handguards, 3 Teachings of Light, 21 Guides to Light, and 38 Philosophies of Light. The Nobushi grind will never end.

Genshin Impact is available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices, and the Raiden Shogun re-run banner will be available until January 17, 2023. You can also pull for Ayato at this time.

The post Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Ascension Materials Keep You on Seirai Island appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:00 AM

chainsaw man original soundtrack complete edition

The complete Chainsaw Man soundtrack will come out on January 25, 2023. Its title is Chainsaw Man Original Soundtrack Complete Edition - chainsaw edge fragments. You are already able to pre-order from websites such as Amazon. [Thanks, Denfaminico!]

As the name implies, this is the complete soundtrack from the show, combining tracks from the three CDs that are already available. It also contains tracks that were not present on the previous CDs. The cover of the Chainsaw Man Original Soundtrack Complete Edition has a chainsaw, along with mechanical parts like gears. There are no bonuses for pre-ordering or purchasing it.

Chainsaw Man uses a dark ambience that contains drill 'n' bass, electric glitches, and post-industrial influences. The overall tone of the tracks is aggressive, to tie into the high-paced and violent nature of the manga. The composer for Chainsaw Man, Kensuke Ushio, is a member of rock band Lama. He has also worked on the soundtracks for Devilman Crybaby, Space Dandy, and A Silent Voice. According to his personal Twitter account, it took him until the last minute to finish compiling this soundtrack.

The Chainsaw Man Original Soundtrack Complete Edition is open for pre-order via sites like Amazon. It will come out on January 25, 2023. Chainsaw Man is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

The post Chainsaw Man Original Soundtrack Complete Edition Open to Pre-Order appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:05 AM
     Have you ever wondered about the big structure with a furnace, an anvil, and all of the blacksmith things at the end of the corridor […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, January 8, 2023 4:12 AM
     Credits are one of the most important resources in Deep Rock Galactic. You have to mine gold, which can only be found by doing risky […]

Jan 08, 02:00

Siliconera Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:00 PM

The first movie adaptation of IDOLiSH7 will come out in Japanese theaters on May 20, 2023. This is less a movie and more a concert. Though Troyca handles the show, Oranges is in charge of the movie. The title is IDOLiSH7 Live 4bit BEYOND THE PERIOD. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

Here is the key visual.
idolish7 movie key visual

Oranges previously worked on the music video from "Mr. Affection," which is a song by the titular band IDOLiSH7. All four main bands – making a total of 16 characters – will appear in the movie. This is based on the live concert that Part 6 of the game's main story brings out. You will be able to hear songs from IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, Re:vale, and ZOOL.

As well, there is a trailer for the IDOLiSH7 movie:


IDOLiSH7 is an anime series based on the game of the same name. The story follows the unit as they come together, debut, and make their way through the musical industry. As they overcome misunderstandings and drama (both personal and business-related), they become a true group of friends. Bandai Namco has also released CDs of the songs in the game, as well as held live concerts with the voice actors.

The IDOLiSH7 movie will air on May 20, 2023 in Japan. The show is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

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