Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 3:25 PM
Halo has a long tradition of community-made maps and game modes that range everywhere from serious to silly. Recently, one map and mode combo that's more on the playful and fun side of things caught the attention of 343 Industries as an opportunity to fix long-standing shooting issues. Named after a certain Pokémon…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 3:15 PM
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 3:05 PM
A former employee sued Justin Roiland's Squanch Games, maker of the recent Xbox Game Pass hit High On Life, back in 2018 over alleged sexual harassment, discriminaton, and wrongful termination. According to court documents, the studio denied the claims but later settled, and the lawsuit, while old, raises questions…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 2:35 PM
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Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 1:43 PM
If you've been wondering why the critically acclaimed Sony studio Naughty Dog has been so mum about its current projects of late, the reason appears to be that it wants to focus more on maintaining a manageable work-life balance for its employees. Co-president Neil Druckmann, in an interview with ComicBook.com, said…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 1:00 PM
Good Old Games, or GOG, the digital-rights-management-free PC gaming marketplace and platform from CD Projekt, has officially ended a service that already didn't feel terribly long for this world. What once seemed like a promising way to slowly import portions of your Steam library to GOG, where they could exist in an…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 12:50 PM
Someone has created a mod for the original Final Fantasy VII that adds full voice acting to Square Enix's megapopular '97 RPG.
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 11:45 AM
Marvel Snap is just shy of three months old, and it's fair to say it's been a success. While the exact number of users hasn't been shared, Google Play reports over five million downloads, even before you include iOS numbers. And with such popularity comes great scrutiny. Why are the store prices so astonishingly high?…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 11:35 AM
HoYoverse just put out a new story trailer for Genshin Impact, and one burning question is consuming the entirety of the fandom: How did a small child carry one of Genshin's strongest DPS characters on her back? As of the time of writing, "SHE WHAT???" is currently the most upvoted topic on the Genshin Reddit.…
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 11:25 AM
Atlus is back with some peculiarly limiting stipulations for folks looking to livestream Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, the upcoming HD remasters of two pretty old RPGs slated to launch on January 19. You should be careful lest the developer-publisher comes after your content.
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 10:00 AM
Skull And Bones started life as a multiplayer-focused expansion for 2013's excellent Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Then it expanded into a bigger, MMO-like pirate game of its own. A decade later, and following its 2017 reveal and multiple delays, Ubisoft's online pirate sim is still missing. And just yesterday, …
Kotaku Friday, January 13, 2023 9:47 AM
Last year, we got not one, but two big Pokémon games in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It was a big year for the franchise, and despite some technical troubles, it feels like the series is truly evolving in some significant ways. As such, what better time to revisit our rankings of the best …
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 3:16 PM
Destiny 2's exo-dog, also called the Archangel dog, is nicknamed 'Archie,' according to the latest This Week at Bungie post. The dog is part of a secret, unlisted mission in Destiny 2, which requires shooting 50 drones throughout the Destiny 2 universe and then accessing a secret room in the mission Operation Seraph's Shield. Players who interact with the dog by petting it will automatically rehome the pup in the H.E.L.M. and earn the Guardian's Best Friend Triumph. This will also grant them the opportunity to purchase a Destiny 2 dog plush to celebrate Archie's role in one of the best FPS games on the market.
Continue reading Destiny 2 exo-dog has a name and humourous development backstoryMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 1:42 PM
A new Darkest Dungeon 2 patch is out, and with it, a major overhaul to one of the RPG game's core systems: affinity. On Darkest Dungeon 2's "road trip of the damned," affinities are what govern your character's relationships and the way they react to each other, and it can have game-changing impacts.
Continue reading Darkest Dungeon 2 update overhauls the relationship systemMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best tactical rpgs on PC, The best strategy games on PC, The best roguelike games on PC
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:44 PM
Looking for the best Vampire Survivors power ups? You can purchase power ups in the main menu to aid you in your bid to survive the night. Each has different effects, from raising damage to reviving characters, but which are the best power ups?
To upgrade the best Vampire Survivors power ups, you need to pick up coins and money bags found in chests or by breaking lanterns while playing the roguelike game. Completing a stage of the game also rewards you with coins you can use to bolster the abilities of your best Vampire Survivors characters by accessing the power up shop in the main menu.
Continue reading Best Vampire Survivors power upsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best survival games on PC in 2022, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:39 PM
Diablo 2: Resurrected and Diablo 3 updates are on the way over the coming weeks, Blizzard reassures fans of its loot-hunting RPG games as attention begins to turn towards the Diablo 4 release date in June. The developer of Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone has also put out a call for new job applicants as it hires more positions to expand the Diablo 4 team in the months leading up to launch.Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 gameplay preview, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:31 PM
Excited to learn about the Nightingale release date? Nightingale is an upcoming open-world survival game from Inflexion Games. Like other games in its genre, it involves plenty of gathering and building. What sets Nightingale apart is its Victorian-inspired assortment of procedurally-generated magical realms and roguelite card system, supported by a post-apocalyptic origin story set in a parallel universe.
Although Nightingale's early access release has been delayed, there's already a new release window on the horizon. Meanwhile, the developers have been generous in their information supply, providing us with a ton of blog posts and videos on Nightingale's progress. There's so much to learn about the Victorian survival game, so here's an overview of everything we know about Nightingale, which could eventually be one of the best PC games.
Continue reading Nightingale release date, gameplay, story, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games on PC, Best crafting games on PC, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:29 PM
We know the Genshin Impact 4.0 release date is coming later this year, and we've spent enough time playing the game to figure out what this big update might introduce, including a brand new region called Fontaine.
You can expect something big from the free PC game as we draw closer to the middle of the year. Genshin Impact 2.0 introduced Inazuma, a brand new region to the fantasy game, as well as a host of characters and quests. The 3.0 update followed the same pattern, adding the Sumeru region to the world of Teyvat as well as the Dendro element. There's no way to know exactly what Genshin Impact 4.0 holds, but we have some ideas as to what the devs might be working on.
Continue reading Genshin Impact 4.0 release date speculation, Fontaine, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:27 PM
Looking for Genshin Impact codes? Hoyoverse's charming open-world game is notoriously easy to lose yourself in, and if you're like us, you're constantly looking out for more Genshin Impact Primogems and other handy consumables.
Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn Mora and Primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers Hoyoverse occasionally send out free gifts in the form of Genshin Impact codes that can be redeemed online and in the free PC game.
These Genshin Impact codes are released periodically, frequently appearing in Hoyoverse's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the anime game soon, but also to celebrate milestones or to coincide with new Genshin Impact events. The next special program is set to take place on January 6 during the Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account. Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for January 2023, and how to redeem them.
Continue reading Genshin Impact codes January 2023 – redeem free primogemsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:21 PM
Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.
Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.
Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes in the free PC game are released.
Continue reading Roblox promo codes list January 2023 – how to redeemMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 1:59 PM
Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris, Bungie's weekend PvP showdown that attracts the game's most dedicated players, grants some of the best loot the game has to offer. The most skilled players can even earn Adept weapons, which have greater stats when masterworked and feature an additional perk slot. However, there's a catch: you must win seven games without a loss to gain access to the Lighthouse to collect that treasure.
If you're new to Trials or just want a refresher on what's new in the game mode, our Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris guide has everything you need to know.
Continue reading Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris map and rewards this weekMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:04 PM
Genshin Impact publisher Cognoshpere is once again taking legal action in an attempt to put a stop to leaks, filing several DMCA subpoena applications targeting Discord servers and specific individuals within them. Cognosphere took similar action against well-known leaker 'Ubatcha' just last month, with the latest notices arriving as new content is expected in the anime game in the near future.
Continue reading Genshin Impact targets more Discord leakers with new DMCA noticesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:06 PM
Looking for information on the Elder Scrolls 6 release date? We finally have our first official look at the game courtesy of a short teaser trailer. The video opens with the classic musical motif from the series and a panning shot of some mountains before the logo appears, confirming that The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, at least.
We might have been spoilt by excellent games in the series already, but, frankly, we're ready to dive back into the Elder Scrolls universe - they're still some of the best PC games ever made, and it's likely that Elder Scrolls 6 will follow suit. Bethesda director Todd Howard says we'll be sinking our teeth in The Elder Scrolls 6's gameplay " for a decade at least". Here's everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6, from settings and gameplay features, to when we might be able to get our hands on it.
Continue reading The Elder Scrolls 6 release date speculation and rumoursMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Elder Scrolls 6 setting, Fallout 5 news
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:50 AM
Want to join the best Minecraft servers in 2023? Joining any one of the varied Minecraft servers in this list will invite you into a magical world full of likeminded fans, builders, redstone masters and survival experts. Minecraft worlds are infinite, so what better than sharing one with others?
While vanilla, single-player Minecraft itself is one of the best PC games in the world, there's nothing better than jumping into a world with friends. After all, some extra hands make for more magnificent Minecraft builds. The servers below aren't just for builders though, as we've got worlds for TV fans, parkour experts, PVP pros, and more, so dive into the expansive world of Minecraft multiplayer with these incredible servers.
Continue reading The best Minecraft servers 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:41 AM
Blizzard unveils a hefty Diablo Immortal update making its way to the crossover mobile and PC RPG game soon, so there's plenty to look forward to as season nine approaches. It's still a while before the Diablo 4 release date arrives, but there's no shortage of things to do in this Diablo Immortal patch for those of you still enjoying the free-to-play spin on the series. The big focus is on Lunar New Year celebrations in the Tong-Shi's Renewal event, but there's a whole lot packed into this update and we've got it all right here.Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 12:20 PM
Knowing the best Marvel Snap Patriot deck list is crucial if you want to use cards that would have no place in any other decklists, due to their lack of abilities. Patriot is a three-cost one-power card that has an ongoing ability to buff all cards with no abilities with +2 power, which means otherwise unloved cards like Wasp, Misty Knight, and Cyclops can see some playtime.
Patriot decks are among the very best Marvel Snap decks right now, but whether they'll stick around for a while is another question. It feels like his time is dwindling as more cards are added to the game with fancy abilities, but at the time of writing, you can play this simple deck in one of the best card games for some swift rank climbing. Here's the best Marvel Snap Patriot deck, which utilises some of the same cards you'll find in our Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck list for the free PC game.
Continue reading Best Marvel Snap Patriot deckMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Marvel Snap decks, Next Marvel Snap season release date, Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:52 AM
Our Destiny 2 King's Fall raid guide covers the return of the historic raid in season 18, after initially debuting in the original game. The goal here is to defeat Oryx, The Taken King, and while you may consider yourself an expert if you beat the original, this new iteration has some revamped mechanics and changes that will throw off even the most experienced of players.
Tackling a raid is usually the most difficult thing you can do in an MMO game - it requires mechanical skill, in-depth knowledge, and good team communication. The free PC game has released many quality raids over the years, and King's Fall is no exception. Here's how to beat it.
Continue reading Destiny 2 King's Fall raid guide: How to beat all areas and OryxMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:40 AM
The Destiny 2 King's Fall loot table has a lot to offer because Bungie is known for rewarding its games' most strenuous activities with top-tier gear. You can pick up some of the game's top weapons and neat-looking armour pieces, and now that Bungie has introduced a Master version of King's Fall, players can also earn Adept versions of the same weapons.
A raid is a challenging endeavour that requires a lot of patience and coordination, so if you're like most players in the free PC game, you'll want to know if it's worth it for you at your skill level and Power level. Before you get started, check out our Destiny 2 King's Fall raid guide, and the King's Fall weapons, which give you everything you need to know to make it through the raid.
Continue reading Destiny 2 King's Fall loot table weapons, god rolls, and armorMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:24 AM
Beyond Good and Evil 2, the much-anticipated platform game sequel, is still in development, Ubisoft exclusively confirms to PCGamesN, as it announces that upcoming pirate game Skull and Bones is once again delayed and three unannounced projects have been cancelled, ahead of the Beyond Good and Evil 2 release date.Review, Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement, Beyond Good & Evil 2 release date
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:23 AM
Looking for the best Destiny 2 King's Fall weapons to complete the raid? Just as Savathûn warned us, the Oryx and his band of comrades have returned to the world of Destiny 2. If you and your fireteam are ready to take on King's Fall raid to face The Taken King, you will want to bring some weapons that genuinely pack a punch.
While you may already have your favourite Destiny 2 exotics, suffice it to say that not all of your go-to weapons in the FPS game will be perfect for taking on the onslaught of enemies you'll face in the King's Fall raid. However, we've developed the ideal weapons to take on any encounter in the free PC games revamp of this classic Destiny raid.
Continue reading The best Destiny 2 King's Fall weaponsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:58 AM
Want to know about the Phantom Liberty release date? The upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, dubbed a "spy-thriller" by developer CD Projekt Red, promises to drop you in a brand-new part of Night City. As V, a Cyberpunk for hire, we'll be spying around and fighting military forces along with our new buddy, FIA Agent Solomon Reed, played by Idris Elba.
We had our first glimpse of the expansion during The Game Awards 2022, but there's still so much we don't know about this upcoming RPG game. Judging by CD Projekt Red's past games, there's a good chance Phantom Liberty ends up on our best PC games list by the end of the ear. Based on the first trailers, here's everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty so far.Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 11:07 AM
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 has the potential to be one of the best PC games ever, so should be well worth the wait. Here's what we know about Starfield so far.
Continue reading Starfield release date window, latest news, and gameplayMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:37 AM
Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck compatibility is officially a thing, as WB Games say the Harry Potter game will be Verified at launch. That means you'll be able to run the open-world RPG on the go, but there's a chance its visuals and performance will come with PS1 Hagrid vibes.
Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy will be Steam Deck Verified at launchMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:54 AM
The Destiny 2 season 20 release date isn't far off, and while there's still plenty to discover in Season of the Seraph, players are still excited for what's to come when the next season launches in 2023.
Destiny 2 season 20 will launch alongside the forthcoming Destiny 2 Lightfall release date and the Strand subclass, presumably bringing players an abundance of content. If the Destiny 2 season 19 storyline has you wondering what Destiny 2 season 20 has in store for the free PC game, here's everything we know.
Continue reading Destiny 2 season 20 release date, story, raid, leaks, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:32 AM
The Starfield release date is coming, with the new RPG game set to be revealed in fuller detail after the Xbox Developer Direct on January 25. The Starfield Steam page, however, has been updated with a new, arguably more vague launch date that may raise eyebrows among Bethesda, Fallout, and Skyrim fans eagerly anticipating the big space sandbox. Here's the lowdown on the new Starfield release date, as listed on Valve's store.
Continue reading Starfield launch date changes on Steam – here's what that meansMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:52 AM
Looking for the best Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck list to take advantage of the three-cost card? Silver Surfer may look weak with no power himself, but he gives all other three-cost cards on the board +3 power, so if you're stacking lots of three-cost cards, there's some serious potential to snowball here.
Right now, decks that utilise Silver Surfer are some of the best Marvel Snap decks around, as the cards that feature in the season pass are typically very strong. Climbing the ladder in one of the best card games this year is no easy task, but if you got Silver Surfer from the season pass or were lucky enough to unlock him in the collection track, here's the best Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck in this free PC game.
Continue reading Best Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deckMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Marvel Snap decks, Next Marvel Snap season release date, Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck
PCGamesN Friday, January 13, 2023 10:40 AM
The Destiny 2 Strand subclass has piqued fans' interest in advance of the Lightfall DLC. It's been a while since Guardians have gotten their hands on a new set of abilities, so prepare to be bombarded with time and space once the new subclass is unleashed on the Destiny 2 community.
Bungie enticed fans with a first look at the Destiny 2 Strand subclass when it teased its forthcoming Destiny 2 Lightfall DLC. The new Darkness power joins the ranks of Arc, Solar, Void, and Stasis, giving players even more diversity in how they set up their favourite Destiny 2 classes. While the Lightfall preview gave us a first look at the new subclass, more details arose in the following weeks. Here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2's Strand subclass, which is coming soon to the free PC game.
Continue reading Destiny 2 Strand subclass guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 3:46 PM
Desktop Dungeons is a morish puzzle game from 2010 that channels conventional dungeoning into fiendish headscratching. Every enemy sits still, waiting for you to come and whack it. Whack willy-nilly, though, and they'll kill you in no time - so you have to tactically explore parts of each level to heal, while targeting foes in an order that lets you survive long enough to level up and take on the big bads.
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is an upcoming "modern remastering" of the original, with 3D graphics and the ability to rewind time rather than start each level from the very beginning. It's got a demo you can play right now, and it's adding free daily challenges with a sharable leaderboard later this month. I am hyped.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 1:49 PM
Make no bones about it: Ubisoft's perennially delayed Skull & Bones is still coming. A new developer video proves that, offering a fresh look at some sumptuous seas during a hunt for an Ungwanan renegade. The most interesting part of Skull & Bones is still its tortured history, with a recent sixth delay pushing it even further back from the original 2018 release date - but oh, maybe I do want to be a boat after all. At least for a bit.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 1:05 PM
When The Anacrusis launched into early access in January 2022, its retrofuturist take on the co-op FPS instantly delivered on funky sci-fi fun. Yet it was also tempered fun: a brutal AI Director could easily tip manageable chaos into a fatiguing onslaught of fishy alien minibosses, and I still remember my will to persevere being sapped by connectivity issues and a general lack of weight to the otherwise enticing pew-pew gunplay.
Happily, following a year of tweaks and additions, The Anacrusis is in a much better place. Even if that place is still turtleneck-deep in extraterrestrial viscera. Ahead of the game's first anniversary, I poked developers Stray Bombay for a chat on how their early access approach is working out, the impact of long-awaited mod tools, and what's next for this most stylish of space shooters.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 12:25 PM
Baghdad will be "one of the main characters" in a "more intimate" Assassin's Creed Mirage, say Ubisoft
I'm playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla right now, and it's too bloody big. This is my second stint, jumping back in after playing for 14 hours when it came out in 2020 then abandoning it - and I'm beginning to remember why. It's a pretty but largely empty-feeling time, with woefully repetitive mission design and characters I only have a passive interest in. It's good, therefore, to see Assassin's Creed Mirage creative director Stéphane Boudon make more noises about how the next Creed game will be smaller and "more intimate".
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 12:08 PM
When you think of object-gathering game Katamari Damacy the first things that spring to mind are usually balls, and the rolling thereof. Computer scientist and custom controller kitbashing experimenter Dr Tom Tilley had the same thought and, erm, rolled with it. In a case of life imitating art, Tilley repurposed a trackball he'd made from roll-on deodorant and a soccer ball to play the game with (thanks, Time Extension). You can watch Tilley mucking about with the trackball to control an emulated version of the PS2-era Katamari Damacy in the video below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 12:06 PM
What makes a good platformer? Christ, I don't know. Why would you open an article with that. Calling Kandria a platformer feels a little reductive, so there's a need to clarify why it works. You play as an android revived several decades after an apocalypse, by a tiny camp of survivors who inevitably need your help. A lot of this help involves, well, platforming. To the point of having nonsensical areas of pure platforming in between you and a destination or secret area. You'll climb, jump, do the little dash thing that recharges when you touch the ground or pick up a hovering lamp thingy. You'll land on a lot of thorny instakill spikes.
So yeh, lots of the old platforming, but it feels more like an exploration and scavenging game, with a side order of light-light-heavy-dodge combat too. And a plot with varied dialogue options and mysteries about the world and its history. It's immediately and consistently fun, but I'm not sure exactly how to recommend it. Hmm.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 12:00 PM
I've learned to loveApex Legends, having bounced off it hard multiple times. The pace is high, the movement tricky, the guns have like, 18 bullets in a clip and it's really easy to buzz them all into thin-air. But once a few friends held my hand and taught me to be patient and position myself properly, rather than charge into battle at any given opportunity, the game began to click. And what a battle royale it is.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 11:37 AM
Horror movie maestro John Carpenter has 'fessed up that he's not directing a movie version of Dead Space, but suggests there's another director attached to a possible big-screen adaptation. Talking to Variety about his career ahead of his 75th birthday, Carpenter was asked about rumours he could be helming a non-interactive take on Dead Space. Considering Carpenter hasn't made a film in 13 years it does seem a bit of a wild idea, but then the director is both a horror auteur and video game fan.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 11:10 AM
A huge Valve leak from last week already gave us a peek at the Counter-Strike Source map that lead to Left 4 Dead, but there are plenty more old-school Valve assets where those came from. Fans are currently sorting through 60 gbs of unused Team Fortress 2 assets, including 20 maps, 40 man vs machine maps, and assorted intriguing models. I do kind of wish we'd got to play the version of TF2 with mechs that resemble three-footed Star Wars Walkers.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 10:30 AM
Writing up our big guide on all the upcoming PC games of 2023, I was introduced to a number of smaller games in development I hadn't heard about before. One of them was Broken Roads, an isometric RPG set in a post-apocalypse Australia. The gorgeous artwork was enough for me to click on the Steam page and read more, and while scrolling through the screenshots something strange caught my eye.
It was a screenshot of a fairly traditional RPG dialogue scene, with a panel at the bottom displaying all the possible dialogue options for the player. But what caught my eye was an unusual radial graphic on the right-hand side of the options. Reading on, I discovered that Broken Roads uses a rather unique Moral Compass, one which plots your overall moral stance towards the world and its people with a golden arc. Different decisions may rotate the arc, expand it, contract it, lengthen it, or shorten it. And in so doing, you'll unlock various traits dotted about the Compass, which only remain in effect for as long as that golden arc covers those traits within the wheel.
I can see a dozen different ways in which this Moral Compass may end up being a bad idea in practice. But I don't care. I adore it. And I'm going to play Broken Roads solely so I can see the consequences of my actions in satisfying radial form.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 9:42 AM
As I scale the sides of apartment blocks with climbing axes and pole-vault through windows, I often feel like I'm breaking Babbdi. I feel I've done something particularly clever or busted outside the boundaries of its little brutalist city. I haven't, but I'm delighted to explore with this feeling. Oh sure, my objective in this splendid free indie game is to find a way out of the terrible city, but I'll enjoy my final hour here. You might too.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 13, 2023 9:30 AM
A mod for the original Final Fantasy 7 that adds full voice acting to the game is set to release today after seven years of work. Tsunamods' Echo-S 7 mod has actors from around the world voicing every character in Final Fantasy 7, including the battle barks. You can see a trailer of the mod in action below, but if you're watching in the office on your lunch break then be aware that there's a fair few cuss words in it.
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 3:57 PM
Put some respect on his name.
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 2:00 PM
Sorcery: a girl's best friend
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 1:44 PM
Just read the manga.
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 1:20 PM
Hajime Isayama talks inspiration, Attack on Titan and more.
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 12:03 PM
See where it all began.
Twinfinite Friday, January 13, 2023 11:45 AM
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Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 3:00 PM
Vtubers keep increasing in popularity, with companies worldwide like Anycolor and Cover adding more to their rosters. With new generations adding four or five people at a time, it can be a lot to keep up with! Especially if you consider language barriers. So let's talk about the people we think are the best Hololive Vtubers we think people should consider watching.
I'm honestly more of a Nijisanji girl, but if I had to pick a favourite VTuber associated with Hololive, I would choose the legendary Usada Pekora. Konpeko, konpeko, konpeko~ Her laugh is infectious, and I really like both how funny she is, and her friendship with the other girls. I especially like the way that she and Moona both try their best to communicate with each other, despite the language barrier between them. Since I generally do not have the attention span to watch an entire stream, I stick to kirinukis, and Pekora is the only Hololive VTuber I consistently seek out videos of when I'm bored. I hear Gawr Gura is really popular, but Pekora is the only blue Hololive Vtuber for me. — Stephanie
Also, I know he's only just getting started, but I have a good feeling about the Holostars EN Vtuber Machina x Flayon. His debut stream was amazing and kicked off with this fantastic animated segment. His personality is very different from the other Tempus members. His banter with other members, like Magni Desmond, is fantastic. Plus the character designs is cool. Also, some of his first streams involved Daemon x Machina and Hatoful Boyfriend. I'm looking forward to seeing his progress, because I think Machina x Flayon has the potential to be one of the best Hololive Vtubers. — Jenni
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Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 2:00 PM
Good Smile Company opened pre-orders and shared the release windows for the Cuphead and Mugman Nendoroids. The two figures will both debut in June 2023 in Japan. Then, two months later, they will show up in August 2023 in North America. Each one costs ¥8,500/$61.99. There is no option to get them bundled together. They are only sold separately.
Both the Cuphead and Mugman Nendoroids come with similar accessories and items. Each one features a normal smiling face, one that looks determined, and an "evil" face plate and head. There are special effects to make them look like they are firing bullets, as well as different hand parts. Cuphead comes with a "Ready" sign, while his brother's says "Victory."
Here's a closer look at the photos Good Smile Company shared for the two of them.
Finally, here are two official photos of the two together with the good and evil face plates.
The Cuphead and Mugman Nendoroids will both appear in Japan in June 2023, with a North American release following in August 2023. Pre-orders are open until February 23, 2023. Cuphead is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The animated series is available on Netflix.
Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 1:00 PM
One day after revealing the Chainsaw Man Power bunny suit figure, Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders for the Makima Bunny Suit Ver one that matches it. However, people will need to wait a little longer for this second one. Makima will first show up in August 2023 in Japan. In October 2023, she'll start showing up in North America. She's slightly less expensive than Power. People will need to pay ¥38,500/$278.99 for her. The Power one, perhaps due to the more elaborate pose, cost ¥39,600/$286.99.
As with the other figure, the Makima Bunny Ver figure shows the Chainsaw Man heroine in a black bunny suit with ears and fabric fishnet stockings. This is a static figure, with her arms crossed over her front. She's 1/4th scale and expected to stand at just under 20 inches tall. (The Power figure is about the same height.)
Here's a closer look at her:
The Chainsaw Man Makima Bunny Ver figure will appear in Japan in August 2023 and North America in October 2023. Pre-orders are open until March 9, 2023. The anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll, while Viz Media is handling the English localization of the manga. You can also read new chapters on both the Viz and Manga Plus sites.
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Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 12:30 PM
Crunchyroll shared a new SAO Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night trailer, this time featuring the Sword Art Online movie 2's English dub. The video highlights returning characters from the first film, like Asuna, Kirito, and Mito. This comes as ticket sales open for the Canadian and US showings in February 2023.
The beginning of this SAO Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night trailer picks up with a reminder of what happened in the first movie. This is a retelling of the Sword Art Online story, only with Asuna as the primary protagonist. The first installment focused on explaining what led to her playing the virtual reality MMO and getting trapped in Aincrad. It also picks up initially with her relationship with her classmate Misumi Tozawa, who plays the game as Mito. (Mito is the new character debuting in these films.)
After that introduction, the video shifts to new footage from SAO Progressive movie 2. We see both Asuna and Kirito facing opponents and challenges. The new theme song "Heart," by Eir Aoi, also plays.
As for the tickets, they are now available via Fandango. Showings are available February 3-9, 2023. It seems the Japanese language showings with English subtitles appear February 3-5, 2023. The English dub ones appear to be running February 7-9, 2023.
Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is immediately available in Japan following an October 2022 debut. SAO Progressive movie 2 will appear in Canada and the US on February 3, 2023. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. Yen Press localized the light novels and manga.
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Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Goodsmile Company offered a Hololive Nendoroid update on the Shishiro Botan and Yuzuki Choco figures. We already knew both were in development. However, there weren't any official designs. Even the preliminary peek for Botan at Smile Fest 2022 only offered a chibi art suggestion of how it could turn out. Now, unpainted prototypes of both appeared on the official Twitter account. In each case, only a single pose and face plate is used.
First, here's the Shishiro Botan Nendoroid. As a reminder, she's a part of the fifth generation of Hololive. As she's a white lion, you can see her ears on her head and there are fur accents on her outfit.
Next, here's a look at the Yuzuki Choco Nendoroid. As she's a demon and doctor, her figure features her horns and a lab coat. She's a part of Hololive's second generation.
Earlier in January 2023, Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for another Hololive figure. The Gawr Gura Pop Up Parade one is coming out later this year.
The Shishiro Botan and Yuzuki Choco Nendoroid figures of the Hololive Vtubers are in development. There's no release window for either one.
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Siliconera Friday, January 13, 2023 11:30 AM
There's yet another look at the Honkai Impact 3rd Herrscher of Truth battlesuit for Bronya. HoYoVerse shared a new trailer, which is involves cinematic footage. There is also a collection of wallpapers featuring the Honkai Impact 3rd heroine, though they show Bronya over the years and with different looks.
The video begins with Bronya in Project Stigma's network. She's racing around on her motorcycle, when she needs to transform to fight foes. That leads to a magical girl-inspired sequence in which she dons her new battlesuit. From there, she fights in the battlesuit's two different forms.
Here is the full Honkai Impact 3rd Herrscher of Truth Bronya "In the Name of the Truth" trailer. If you turn on closed captions, there is an official English translation.
Meanwhile, here are all of the Honkai Impact 3rd Herrscher of Truth wallpapers showing Bronya in honor of her new battlesuit's arrival. There are both PC and mobile versions available.
This new battlesuit isn't the only addition in the update. A Bustling Holiday Symphony event appears with new rewards. One of its rewards will be the Carole's Sweet 'n' Spicy Freestyle Special outfit. People can also continue through the campaign in Story Chapter XXXIV.
Honkai Impact 3rd is available for the PC and mobile devices. The 6.3 update is live now.
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