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Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7:00 PM

Over the past few years, the minimum amount of RAM you'd need to play the latest games on PC has been somewhere around the 8-16GB ballpark. Unless, that is, you're talking about some very weird outliers, both of which are also games from, or appearing on, the PlayStation 5.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:35 PM

The decade-old PlayStation 4, released all the way back in 2013, has continued to receive big, new exclusives from Sony, even if those old-gen ports feel outdated or inferior. But now, it finally seems like Sony is ready to move on and leave the aging PS4 behind. Well, almost ready…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:00 PM

Ubisoft hasn't had the best couple of years. A string of flops and disappointments means the company isn't in the best shape as it heads into 2023, so in an attempt to get everyone firing last week CEO Yves Guillemot sent an email to staff telling them "The ball is in your court". It did not go down well.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:50 PM

In the down moments of playing a distressingly long Mario Party 2 game this weekend—my friends get a garbage truck full of NES and Super NES games with their Nintendo Switch Online membership—I started wondering what other retro games were only a download away on publishers' official storefronts.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:31 PM

Like Charizard and Cinderace before it, Greninja is coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet through a seven-star tera raid at the end of the month. The limited time event will give you and your friends a chance to catch the Kalos water starter, but it will be a tough battle. While we still don't know what Greninja's…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:50 PM

The upcoming Rainbow Six film from Paramount, starring Michael B. Jordan, has a director: Chad Stahelski. He's best known for his work on the popular John Wick films and will produce the movie alongside Jordan, who stars as John Clark, a popular character from Tom Clancy's books.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:09 PM

Now that 2022 is over (thank God), the NPD group has done its thing, collecting and processing all the resulting sales data. Now we can look back at the last 12 months and see what games and consoles sold best, and how much money people spent on this stuff. Shocking nobody, Nintendo had another successful year while


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:28 PM

It's not possible to play every game. Over 25 years of games criticism, I've played a frightening number, although there will always be big-name gaps. But when it comes to The Last of Us, it was a very deliberate choice on my part.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:20 PM

Fire Emblem Three Houses was adored by many for its detailed characters, intricate relationship building, and consequential story choices. The series' strategy combat was still there, but hardly the main attraction. Based on early reviews, it sounds like Fire Emblem Engage flips the tables, rewarding fans of the…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:05 PM

We're only two episodes deep into A-1 Pictures' anime adaptation of Nier: Automata and it's already got viewers putting on their thinking caps and deciphering secret coded messages.


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:58 PM
     Hogwarts Legacy art book leak unveils Harry Potter game secrets

With the Hogwarts Legacy release date fast approaching discussion around the Harry Potter game continues to grow. Now, it looks like people have managed to get their hands on the Hogwarts Legacy art book ahead of release, and are sharing some behind-the-scenes details of the RPG game online.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:53 PM
     Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year adds CTF and Bounty Hunt, but few new skins

The Year of the Rabbit has arrived, and the Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year event has begun. Blizzard's free-to-play FPS game is marking the occasion with three arcade brawls, themed skins to collect, and some fireworks at Lijang Tower. The event runs January 17-31.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:31 PM
     Destiny 2 characters are getting mysteriously deleted

Destiny 2 characters are mysteriously getting deleted, according to a series of recent reports on Reddit. Over the past few weeks, several players have reported they suddenly found themelves without access to specific Destiny 2 characters. Some of these players had spent significant time developing these online Guardian personas. The looming threat of a sudden character deletion is quickly becoming a significant blight on the popular FPS game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:06 PM
     This 3D Dwarf Fortress visualizer now works with Steam

It's possible to build some stupendous structures in Dwarf Fortress, but even with the graphically enhanced Steam version of the influential colony management game, you're limited to looking at a single horizontal slice at a time. Well, those days are over, because a powerful Dwarf Fortress mod has been updated to support the Steam edition, and it includes a 3D visualisation tool.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best games like RimWorld and Dwarf Fortress, The best city-building games, The best survival games on PC

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:45 PM
     You can vote on Crusader Kings 3's next event pack

The next Crusader Kings 3 event pack could have one of three possible themes, and developer Paradox Interactive is asking players to vote on which they like best. The medieval grand strategy game has a major expansion coming out this year, and the event pack is planned for some time after that, during a lull between this year's expansion and the next major project.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Crusader Kings 3 DLC guide, The best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Play Crusader Kings 3

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7:17 PM

The WD SN850x is one of the very fastest NVMe SSDs in the world, with its PCIe 4.0 connection, super-fast TLC NAND flash memory and high-speed controller offering some frankly astonishing speeds - up to 7300MB/s reads and 6300MB/s writes, not to mention random read and write speeds of 800K IOPS and 1.1M IOPS respectively. This puts it within the top echelon of SSDs - perhaps why we named it the best PCIe 4.0 SSD for gaming!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:59 PM

The JAN10 10% off Ebay code that featured in two of our previous deals posts this week has popped up again, this time offering excellent prices on not one but two top-spec 2TB SSDs. You have the choice of the Crucial P3 at £104 (vs £120 on Amazon) or the faster Kingston KC3000 at £155 (vs £202 at Amazon). Both are great drives for the money, so if you're in the market for a storage upgrade you've just got to decide whether you can benefit from the faster speeds and better components of the KC3000, or whether you prefer the lower price of the P3.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:31 PM

Our review of the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, which bundles and shines the first C&C and Red Alert, called it "as close to a perfect restoration of two genre-defining real-time strategy games as you'll get." It included all three expansions, it made everything look great at 4K resolution, it revived the multiplayer, it remastered the beloved music...

And now it's 85% off this week on Steam, meaning you can pick it up for £2.69/$3.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:55 PM

I tend to play citybuilders in order to design my own little world of bucolic hills or crisp modern architecture. Surviving The Abyss, meanwhile, is about building a habitat in a terrifying, inhospitable place: the deep sea. It's out in early access today.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:03 PM

Steam's most recent hardware survey says that 65% of PC players use 1080p, but you wouldn't know it to look at Forspoken's system requirements which benchmark the game against 720p 30fps (minimum), 1440p 30fps (recommended) and 2160p 60fps (ultra).

Regardless of what kind of performance you're aiming for, you'll need a pretty beefy machine, with 24GB of RAM and an RTX 3070 required to hit those recommended specs.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:06 PM

Last week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sent a letter to all staff in which he asked employees to "give it [their] all" and to be "as efficient and lean as possible." French union Solidaires Informatique have written their own letter today, arguing that Guillemot's "words mean something: overtime, managerial pressure, burnout, etc."

In response, they're calling for Ubisoft Paris employees to strike from 2 to 6pm on Friday, January 27th, with demands that include an "immediate 10% increase for all salaries" and the "implementation of a 4-day week."

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:05 PM
     The housewives are coming!

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:28 PM
     The killer knows what he likes.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:25 PM
     Bobby Tarantino sneaks his way into the video game industry.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:37 PM
     Michael B. Jordan's Rainbow Cinematic Universe.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:13 PM
     You may be able to play with friends and have fun really soon.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:23 PM
     Give your "hockey puck" a tug is a nicer way of putting it.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:50 PM
     It's time to revamp your bathroom and clothing options!

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:48 PM
     Some families aren't made to be in the middle.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:48 PM
     There's a lot riding on this, with a world of endless opportunity.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:47 PM
     Don't drag this out when you could make it legendary.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:25 PM
     Printing money.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7:00 PM

Tales of Crestoria Manga

The first volume of the Tales of Crestoria manga adaptation is now available in Japan. While the first chapter is available to view entirely for free through Shonen Magazine, people can now get the entire first volume through Japanese retailers. The physical edition is 770 yen (about $6), whereas the digital version is 715 yen (approximately $5). [Thanks, natalie.mu!]

In December 2021, it was announced that Tales of Crestoria would receive a manga adaptation. The manga will conclude the story of the mobile game that was eventually shut down in February 2022. The manga adaptation is written by Jun Kumagai and illustrated by Tsubaki Ayasugi. Bandai Namco previously shared images of illustrations of the main cast. This included concept illustrations for Vicious, Kanata, and Misella.

Following the announcement of Tales of Crestoria's closure, the developers stated that the cast of characters could reappear in another Tales of game. In July 2022, Kanata and Misella appeared in now Japan-exclusive Tales of the Rays. These characters were available to obtain through a special crossover event between the two Tales of titles.

Tales of Crestoria was an entirely new entry in the Tales of series. It featured a new cast of characters alongside returning fan favorites like Lloyd Irving and Velvet Crowe.

Tales of Crestoria was available on Android and iOS devices. It ended service in February 2022.

The post Tales of Crestoria Manga Adaptation Now Available in Japan appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:30 PM

JOJOLands Leaked

A recent leak revealed new details about the upcoming Part 9 of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, JOJOLands. January 2023's issue of Ultra Jump magazine seems to have leaked a week before release. The leak includes the appearance of the new protagonist, along with new details on the setting and plot. The leak noted that JOJOLands is "the story of a boy becoming rich in a tropical island." [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]

You can see the leaked screenshots below, through Part9Jojo's Twitter account:


The protagonist of this new part is a white-haired boy with a star in his hair. He seems to be travelling to an island by yacht alongside a girl with black hair and a bandana. The terrain of the island also seems to resemble the Wall Eyes from Morioh City from Part 8, Jojolion. Other elements mentioned in the leak include volcanoes, lava, surfing, palm trees, and cheerful music under blue skies.

Jojolion, the previous part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure focused on the mystery behind the Locacaca fruit, a rare fruit only available in the tropics that could heal almost any sickness. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is known for weaving elements of its plot through many different parts, such as the Stand Arrows being key elements in Parts 3 through 6.

It is possible that "the story of a boy becoming rich in a tropical island" is a hint indicating Part 8 and 9 are linked through the Locacaca fruit, or the previously mentioned Wall Eyes, but we won't know for certain until February 17, 2023, when JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: JOJOLands begins serialization.

The post JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: JOJOLands Details Leaked appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:00 PM

FFXIV Eorzea Cafe Scions Drinks

The Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Cafe in Osaka will be updating its menu. This will add items inspired by the Endwalker expansion, which includes various food dishes and drinks. The FFXIV Eorzea Cafe will also feature drinks inspired by the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and other notable characters. Each of these inspired menu items bares some significance to the expansion or other notable figures in the game.

For example, a Loporrit pudding dish will appear on the menu, clearly inspired by Puddingway. Other dishes include the cheeseburger from Old Sharlayan and a Titan fried rice dish.

Concerning the FFXIV Eorzea Cafe Scions of the Seventh Dawn drinks, the list includes the following characters:

  • Alphinaud
  • Alisae
  • Estinien
  • G'raha Tia (The Crystal Exarch)
  • Krile
  • Thancred
  • Urianger
  • Y'shtola

Two other drinks arededicated to Asahi and Zenos. Of the list of drinks, only Urianger's contains any kind of alcohol.

The menu also includes drinks inspired by the Job Classes, which includes ones for the Reaper and Sage. Both were introduced in the Endwalker expansion.

Various Eorzea Cafe locations have been opened up across Japan. Each cafe features a menu inspired by FFXIV, along with decorations. Previous Eorzea Cafe menu items have included food items inspired by The Gold Saucer and the Alexander raid series. The full menu is immediately available to view online.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:30 PM

Attack on Titan The Final Season Part Three

Part 3 of Attack on Titan: The Final Season will be divided in 2 different halves. The official Twitter account for Mappa's adaptation of the manga confirmed this. The studio also shared a new teaser trailer for the final parts of the last season of the anime series. The first part will release on March 3, 2023.

The way Attack on Titan: The Final Season is airing might seem confusing to some. The last season started airing in December 7, 2020 and is split in 3 parts, of which the first 2 are complete. Meanwhile, part 3 of Attack on Titan: The Final Season will also be divided in 2 halves. The first half is coming out soon in March 3, 2023. The second part is scheduled for 2023, with more information coming soon.

You can watch the new teaser trailer for the first part of the last season here:


Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack on Titan, recently talked with Crunchyroll. He said that while there were no plans for new spin-offs, he had thought out of another possible story featuring Levi as the protagonist.

Attack on Titan is streaming on Crunchyroll and Netflix, and the first half of the last arc of part 3 will start airing in Japan on March 3, 2023. Studio Mappa also recently produced Chainsaw Man, and Dance Dance Danseur.

The post Part 3 of Attack on Titan: The Final Season Will Be Split in 2 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:00 PM

KOF XV Shingo Yabuki Character Breakdown and Bellamy Interview Shared

The KOF XV Shingo Yabuki DLC is here, and SNK shared a character breakdown trailer and Clemence Bellamy "interview" to introduce him to players. Shingo first appeared in KOF 97, and the latest updates serve to show what people can expect from him now and how the character changed.

First, the KOF XV Shingo Yabuki Character Breakdown video offers a more technical look at who he is and what he can do. It notes he's a "close-range pressure character" and focuses on his command grabs. It also mentioned he might occasionally, rarely land a Critical Hit with special moves. The video shows how this influences attacks and adds follow-ups when he faces Iori and Benimaru. Moves like his Jumping Heavy Kick, Jumping Blow Back, and 114 Shiki Aragami Unfinished also are shown off in detail in the trailer. It closes out by again showing how Critical Hits can alter the flow of his matches.

As for the "interview" on the official site, it's a means of offering more insight into Shingo's personality. Bellamy is a recurring announcer in the KOF series. Aside from also mentioning his occasional Critical Hit potential, it focuses on Shingo's relationship with Saisyu Kusanagi and Kyo Kusanagi. It notes how they trained together and the admiration he has for his fellow fighter. He also mentioned that Kyo calls his girlfriend Yuki a lot.

The King of Fighters XV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Shingo Yabuki DLC is out now. The character also comes with an extra "nostalgia" costume.

The post KOF XV Shingo Yabuki Character Breakdown and Bellamy Interview Shared appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:30 PM

FFVII Remake Aerith Staff

Square Enix shared detailed images of a few staff weapons for Aerith as they appear in Final Fantasy VII Remake. The tweet where the various staves were shared also included a fun tidbit about how the developers intentionally replaced certain staffs in cutscenes. This was because some of the staff options Aerith has available in FFVII Remake have sharper ends, which would look strange in specific cutscenes. For example, the one where Aerith helps Cloud up by using her staff.

You can take a look at the tweet, which features the different staff options for Aerith in FFVII Remake, below.


A total of five different staffs are shown. These include the Guard Staff, the Silver Staff, the Arcane Scepter, the Mythril Rod, the Bladed Staff, and the Reinforced Staff.

Previously, Square Enix released a few design details about Aerith's house, and one of the dresses she can wear in Final Fantasy VII Remake. This included a glimpse into each room within the house, and honed in on the flower patterns on that specific dress. Additionally, Square Enix also shared a few tidbits about Tifa's design in Final Fantasy VII Remake and the reason she wore leather gloves in Chapter 3.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

The post Square Enix Shares FFVII Remake Aerith Staff Details appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:00 PM

Blue Archive Global

It is the dead of winter in many places right now, including Japan, but a beach episode will not be stopped. Nexon launched the first of two planned summer-themed events in the English-language Blue Archive global edition. The first is live now and will run through February 5, 2023. Participants will earn a variety of goodies, as well as a free playable character.

Check out a trailer for the first Blue Archive global summer event, "Abydos Resort Restoration Task Force."


The event involves the students of Abydos High School, who also starred in the first volume of the main story campaign. Abydos High School is unusual in that it's on the verge of shutting down due to extreme debt. Its only students are the five members of the Foreclosure Task Force, who refuse to give up on their beloved school. After a stroke of luck in the local lottery, the quintet has scored some tickets to a resort vacation. Unfortunately, the resort itself is an abandoned ruin. Additionally, the famed fugitive Wakamo Kosaka is in the area, apparently seeking a summer safehouse.

Like other Blue Archive global events, the Abydos Resort Restoration Task Force event is split between story stages and repeatable quests. Players will repeat quest stages to gather up event currency. The currency can be redeemed in the form of rolls on a lottery-style prize box. Prizes range from growth materials to "Eleph" points that can be used to redeem certain characters. Players can also take on an "Allied Mission", a raid boss-style event where the entire player population chips away at the health of a single powerful enemy. In this case, it's Wakamo and her amphibious hovercraft warship.

The character banner will also add two new playable characters: Swimsuit Nonomi and Swimsuit Wakamo. Swimsuit Nonomi can focus her minigun's firing pattern, dealing immense damage to a single target. Swimsuit Wakamo can launch a barrage of pinpoint shots at a single target, stunning it and increasing the duration of the stun effect for each shot that lands. One character will also be given away for free, the Swimsuit edition of Task Force member Ayane Okusora. Ayane is a backline support unit that can summon a Blackhawk helicopter to the field to provide close air support to the squad.

Blue Archive is available on iOS and Android devices. The Abydos Resort Restoration Task Force event lasts until February 5, 2023.

The post Blue Archive Global Abydos Beach Event Launched appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:30 PM

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always 30th Anniversary Netflix Special Announced

Classic Power Rangers actors are coming back, as cast members will return for the Netflix Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always 30th anniversary special. It will appear on the service on April 19, 2023. This comes ahead of Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury in Fall 2023. Entertainment Weekly revealed screenshots and initial footage, as well as details about past cast members who return in the "scripted special." [Thanks, EW!]

Here is a list of all the confirmed actors appearing in the Power Rangers 30th anniversary special. They will reprise their roles while defending Earth from an old enemy.

  • Barbara Goodson: Rita Repulsa
  • Catherine Sutherland: Pink Ranger Kat Hillard

  • Charlie Kersh: Minh Kwan, daughter of Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan
  • David Yost: Blue Ranger Billy Cranston
  • Johnny Yong Bosch: Black Ranger Adam Park
  • Karan Ashley: Yellow Ranger Aisha Campbell
  • Richard Horvitz: Alpha 5
  • Steve Cardenas: Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos
  • Walter Emanuel Jones: Black Ranger Zack Taylor.

As a reminder, Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury takes place immediately after Dino Fury and its the current team against Lord Zedd and his minions. It will mark the appearance of Hunter Deno as Amelia Jones as she goes from the Pink Dino Fury Ranger and Pink Cosmic Fury Ranger to the Red Cosmic Fury Ranger.

People can watch the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always 30th anniversary special on Netflix starting on April 19, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:00 PM

Forspoken Demo Updated, PC Specs Requirements Shared

Square Enix confirmed the Forspoken PC specs and requirements, while also noting that a demo patch is available. With regards to PCs, people can now make sure their computer can handle it and see different features with that version of the game. As for the demo, it seems a number of quality of life adjustments like larger fonts and button mapping are available.

First, here is Creative Producer Raio Mitsuno talking about the changes to the Forspoken demo. People on a PS5 can now remap their buttons. The game will also remain locked onto enemies even if you can't see them. The font will be larger at times. Also, bugs were fixed.

As for the Forspoken PC specs and requirements, here are all of the details for the minimum, recommended, and ultra options.

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 update) or Windows 11 64-bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.7 GHz or better) or Intel Core i7-3770 (3.7 GHz or better)
Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB or NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB VRAM
Memory: 16GB
Display Resolution: 720p 30fps
HDD/SDD Space: HDD 150GB or more

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 update) or Windows 11 64-bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.7 GHz or better) or Intel Core i7-8700 (3.7 GHz or better)
Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB or NVidia GeForce GTX 3070 8GB VRAM
Memory: 24GB
Display Resolution: 1440p 30fps
HDD/SDD Space: HDD 150GB or more

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 update) or Windows 11 64-bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5800X (3.8 GHz or better) or Intel Core i7-12700K
Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB or NVidia GeForce GTX 4080 16GB VRAM
Memory: 32GB
Display Resolution: 2160p 60fps
HDD/SDD Space: HDD 150GB or more

In addition to the Forspoken PC requirements, the specs announcement also went over other features present in that version of the game. It features full HDR support, which is Auto HDR on Windows 11. There's DirectStorage support and a dynamic refresh rate if someone has Windows 11 as well. It uses DirectX 12 Ultimate and supports 7.1 audio. Someone could also use a DirectInput compatible controller, Xinput one, PS4 DualShock, or PS5 DualSense, as well as a keyboard and mouse. It can use 32:9 super wide displays and allows someone to customize aspect ratios and resolutions.

There's also a trailer showing those features:

Forspoken will come to the PS5 and PC on January 24, 2023, and a demo is out now.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:30 PM

danganronpa merchandise header

A new line of Danganronpa merchandise, made in collaboration with Kei Mochizuki, will be available to purchase for a limited time. This is entirely made-to-order, so it may be difficult to find this in the future after this window. You can buy B2 tapestries or A2 metal posters of characters from Danganronpa through to Danganronpa V3. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The tapestries cost 3,630 JPY ($28.25) each, whereas the metal posters cost 22,000 JPY ($171.10) each. All of them feature the same five characters:

  • Danganronpa: Naegi, Kirigiri, Togami, Junko, Celes
  • Danganronpa 2: Hinata, Komaeda, Nanami, Tsumiki, Mioda
  • Danganronpa V3: Akamatsu, Saihara, Amami, Ouma, Harukawa

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Orders are open from January 16 to 31, 2023. You can purchase the tapestries and the metal posters from Loft Net Store. However, Loft Net Store does not offer international shipping. So overseas customers will have to use some sort of proxy service in order to buy them.

Kei Mochizuki is a freelance illustrator and character designer. Mochizuki previously worked on the character designs for Project:;Cold and Loopers. They also designed Baobhan Sith (or Fairy Knight Tristan) in Fate/Grand Order.

The Kei Mochizuki and Danganronpa collaboration merchandise are available to order until January 31, 2023. They will ship out within ten days of putting in your order.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:00 PM

sailor moon cosmos

The official Sailor Moon YouTube channel posted a new trailer for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos. This is the theatrical adaptation of the Stars arc from the manga. In the trailer, which is just under a minute long, we get a look at how the Three Lights, or Sailor Starlights, trio will look in the movie. News of this first came out in 2021, and this is part of the Sailor Moon 30th anniversary.

Three Lights is an idol group and it comprises of three members. In actuality, they are the Sailor Starlights. The Sailor Starlights came to Earth to look for Princess Kakyuu. Because Sailor Moon Crystal follows the manga much more faithfully than the 90s anime, the Sailor Starlights will likely remain women even in their civilian identities. They simply dressed as men in the manga and musical. However, the 90s anime had them change from biological men to biological women when they transformed into Sailor Senshi.

You can watch the trailer for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos here:


We also know the cast for the Sailor Starlights. They are:

  • Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter: Marina Inoue (Armin in Attack on Titan, Mai in Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Taiki Kou/Sailor Star Maker: Saori Hayami (Shinobu in Demon Slayer, Ayaka in Genshin Impact)
  • Yaten Kou/Sailor Star Healer: Ayane Sakura (Ochaco in My Hero Academia, Yae Miko in Genshin Impact)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos will air in two parts. Part 1 will debut on June 9, 2023, and Part 2 will appear on June 30, 2023.

The post Sailor Moon Cosmos Trailer Focuses on Sailor Starlights appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:30 PM

Greninja Tera Raid Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's next round of high-level Tera Raids will feature a certain famous ninja-like creature. Bringing in the popular Pokemon from X and YScarlet and Violet will host a Greninja Tera Raid. The raid is scheduled for January 27 through January 30, 2023, and will repeat on February 10 through 13, 2023 [Thanks, Game Watch!].

The Pokemon SV Greninja Tera Raid is classed as a 7-Star encounter, with a level 100 target. Like other raids, up to four players will be able to cooperate to capture the powerful Pokemon, who is not normally available in the Paldea region. This Greninja's Tera type is Poison, and it bears the "Mightiest Mark", meaning that only one Greninja per save file can be captured. Players who choose to participate after capturing their Greninja can still receive other rewards from the Greninja Tera Raid, though. For those who won't be able to join the currently set schedules, the raid may reappear in the future, though the schedule is not set beyond what's been announced.

Greninja is also known as "Gekkouga" in Japan. Evolved from the Frogadier, Greninja is the final form of Froakie, the Water-type starter for Pokemon X and Y. It can compress water into This prominent placement in the Pokemon "Generation VI" lineup ensured Greninja's wide popularity. Greninja also famously appeared in the Pokemon anime, where it used the Battle Bond ability to transition into a stronger form that incorporated aspects based on its trainer, Ash Ketchum. The ability became the signature move of Greninja when it appeared in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch. The Greninja Tera Raid battle kicks off on January 27, 2023, and again on February 10 to 13. A special Valentine's Day Tandemaus Tera Raid is also planned.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:00 PM

The Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Orange Piccolo add-on will be a part of the Hero of Justice DLC Pack 2.

Back when the Dragon Ball Super Super Hero Hero of Justice Pack 1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC appeared, another character ended up being teased. The launch trailer suggested another character would appear in a new, stronger form. Now, official screenshots revealed showing the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Orange Piccolo in the Hero of Justice DLC Pack 2. It also showed off the latest Red Ribbon Army outfit headed to the game. There's no release date for the DLC yet, however.

Two screenshots appeared showing how Orange Piccolo DLC will look. In one picture, he's about to attack. The other makes it seem like he's flying toward a foe. The announcement confirmed he has two Super Attacks and one Ultimate Attack.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Orange Piccolo Revealed

As for the cosmetic outfit, it lets a person dress their avatar like Piccolo in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The pack will include Red Ribbon Army Soldier #94 Uniform and a helmet.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Orange Piccolo Revealed

The Hero of Justice DLC Pack 1 arrived back in November 2022. As with this second one, it is based on Dragon Ball Super Super Hero. People who picked it up got Gohan, Gamma 1, and Gamma 2.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and Orange Piccolo's Hero of Justice DLC Pack 2 is on the way.

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