Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM
A story ran on Bloomberg earlier today with the headline "Blizzard Manager Departs In Protest of Employee Ranking System". It sounds very businessy, maybe something that would land on the Linkedin news feed of a HR manager, but the stuff it's describing is important because it sounds absolutely dystopian.
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 6:30 PM
When Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden were released on new platforms last week, much was made of the fact that for the first time ever the latter was going to feature French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. That was great news for European fans, but the people most responsible for this achievement aren't…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 5:29 PM
Genesis 9, a major fighting game tournament, took place over the weekend. There were stellar combos and massive upsets as the supermajor event for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate concluded on January 22. Unfortunately, while the tournament was underway, one of Canada's top Kazuya players, Michael "Riddles" Kim,…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 4:30 PM
I'm sure that indie studio Mojiken's supernatural slice-of-life A Space for the Unbound is the perfect game to play when it's raining outside. It's set in a pixel-y, 1990's Indonesia, where everything is tinged in an evocative seafoam green, flanked by a low, hot sun and pink clouds. It gives you an attractive, dry…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 4:20 PM
The Makima simps of the world are no doubt going through rough post-season withdrawals now that Chainsaw Man Tuesdays are a thing of the past. If you're in dire need of something to read that's in the same wheelhouse as Tatsuki Fujimoto's magnum opus, you're in luck, because we've got a list of bizarre manga for you…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 4:15 PM
Popular Disney World ride Splash Mountain—based on animated scenes from the controversial 1960s Disney film, Song of the South—has shut down. A lot of people loved the ride, which dated back to 1992, so it makes sense that yesterday, Disney adults and superfans alike crowded the park all in an effort to ride Splash…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 3:10 PM
The Last of Us' TV adaptation is a rare bird in terms of staying true to its source material—particularly when it comes to video games. But even a show that aims to be as authentic as HBO's treatment of the hit PlayStation series needs to make a few changes to adapt to a different form of storytelling. After the…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 1:45 PM
Late last week, Square Enix announced that its beleaguered 2020 live-service game, Marvel's Avengers, will no longer receive new content or major updates after March 31. And all official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023, with digital sales ending on that date too. While you'll still be able to play…
Kotaku Monday, January 23, 2023 1:15 PM
Quordle is one of the more popular and difficult Wordle clones out there. Instead of solving just one linguistic brain teaser a day, you have to solve four puzzles simultaneously. And now it's owned by Merriam-Webster, a dictionary company that appears to increasingly be pivoting from definitions to online games.
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 7:09 PM
A Destiny 2 lore tease suggests Rasputin, the AI Warmind that many believe is humanity's only hope against The Witness and Xivu Arath in the popular FPS game, may instead choose to sacrifice himself for what he believes to be the greater good of humanity.
Continue reading Destiny 2 lore tease hints at major character's possible demiseMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 4:35 PM
Morbius? So last year. Deadpool? Ugh. This new Midnight Suns mod adds the hero we actually want into the Marvel strategy game: Thomas the Tank Engine. Yes, I'm entirely serious, why are you looking at me like that?
Continue reading Midnight Suns mod adds the hero we needed, Thomas the Tank EngineMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Marvel's Midnight Suns review, Marvel's Midnight Suns gifts, Marvel's Midnight Suns tier list
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 2:32 PM
The Genshin Impact first-person glitch has the ability to turn the anime game into some kind of odd horror spin-off. When the glitch is used inside the Liyue underground, the vibe completely shifts. Unlock The Chasm to experience something you never get from Genshin Impact. All of a sudden, you're stumbling around in the dark surrounded by dim lamps and abandoned construction materials inside a giant cave.
Continue reading Genshin Impact accidentally becomes a horror game, and it's creepyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 1:51 PM
You can expect to rack up plenty of close-quarters eliminations with our best Warzone 2 PDSW 528 loadout. It's one of the lighter transformations we've had to make, as the SMG's mag capacity, inherent stability, and devastating firing rate already place it among the best Modern Warfare 2 guns around.
Right out of the box, you'll notice that the recoil on the PDSW 528 is very bad at a distance because of damage drop-off and some incredibly high recoil. Therefore, we're going to address exactly those areas with our best Warzone 2 PDSW 528 loadout so you can dominate the free PC game with ease.
Continue reading Best Warzone 2 PDSW 528 loadout for Season 1 ReloadedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Warzone 2 guns, Best Warzone 2 loadout, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 1:52 PM
The best MW2 PDSW 528 loadout is a rapid-firing, close-quarters menace, and provided your aim is even half-decent, you'll be easily decimating foes. The classic P90 SMG is known as the PDSW 528 in Modern Warfare 2, so don't overlook the bullpup submachine gun while you're looking for your next favourite weapon.
Even when you think you have found your new battle companion in the FPS game, you need to make sure it's set up correctly, with the new Gunsmith system changing the way you unlock some attachments. On base stats alone, you might think the PDSW 528 doesn't stack up against some of the best MW2 SMG, but add the following attachments, and your opponents won't be able to get out of the way fast enough.
Continue reading Best MW2 PDSW 528 loadoutMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps
PCGamesN Monday, January 23, 2023 1:51 PM
It's a bit early to look at the best Forspoken builds, but we can look at all of the currently revealed information about magic and how it works with your character to influence the build. You only have access to one type of magic during the game's opening hours, but as you progress, you learn how to harness different elements of magic to help you fight and perform some sweet parkour moves.
As one of the first big releases this year, Forspoken has a chance to impress us, and a lot of the reason why is because of the potential of the RPG game's combat system. By combining your abilities with equipment, you can make powerful Forspoken builds to quickly take down your foes or get out of dodge when enemy attacks are a bit too hot for you to handle.
Continue reading Forspoken builds and magic explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Forspoken release date, Toughest Forspoken dungeons, Forspoken system requirements
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 5:36 PM
Everyone loves Subnautica, the beautiful, terrifying, no-combat underwater survival game. Have as many people also explored the chilly seas of similarly excellent standalone expansion Subnautica: Below Zero? No. So here's a chance to fix that: Below Zero is currently 58% off in Steam's Base Builder Fest.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 5:00 PM
Songs Of Conquest's developers have laid out its 2023 roadmap, which will take it from its current early access state all the way to version 1.0 sometime this autumn. Along the way the strategy RPG will receive a finalised map editor, new maps, campaigns, and units, a co-op skirmish mode, and regular AI improvements.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 4:18 PM
Last year, word puzzle Wordle swept through family WhatsApp groups across the planet and was quickly snapped up by the New York Times. In the wake of its success, several other games inspired by Wordle gained popularity, including Quordle, in which you attempt to uncover four words simultaneously.
Well, now it's Quordle's turn to be bought, as it's been picked up by Merriam-Webster.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 3:47 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 3:18 PM
Since about 2015, there's been an Acer monitor of one kind or another on my desk. The Taiwanese company is probably better known for its desktop PCs - or its former StarCraft II team! - but they're also a solid choice when it comes to high performance, relatively good value monitors - without the RGB and heavy branding of competitors like Asus or MSI.
In any case, one of Acer's most popular models, the Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, is down to £120 at Amazon. That's a great price for a 24-in 1080p 165Hz monitor that has attracted strongly positive reviews.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 23, 2023 2:54 PM
As DDR4 RAM prices continue to fall, we're starting to see even 32GB kits become affordable - great news for content creators or anyone that wants to somewhat 'future-proof' their system. Case in point is this dual-channel 32GB kit from Kingston, with a 3200MT/s CL16 spec that sits just at the sweet spot for price versus performance.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 7:52 PM
Insert obligatory fourth-wall breaking reference here.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 7:21 PM
Turns out the dead have some pretty frightening things to say.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 5:10 PM
Sink your teeth into the latest episode of HBO's video game adaptation.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 4:52 PM
Can't wait to go broke on those 100T skins.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 4:11 PM
Should Red Dead Redemption 3 go the way of the Lawman?
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 3:42 PM
It's time to redeem Ashley Graham.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 3:22 PM
Who knew Professor X played Elden Ring?
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 2:51 PM
A new threat could be arriving to The Last of Us Part 3.
Twinfinite Monday, January 23, 2023 1:28 PM
To cancel or not to cancel. That is the question.
Siliconera Monday, January 23, 2023 6:00 PM
Square Enix shared some trivia about the different Shinra train models seen in Final Fantasy VII Remake. This information appeared on the official Japanese FF7R twitter account, which periodically shares details such as development material, concept art, and other pieces on information about the world of Final Fantasy VII.
The Muka 100 Type 90 Model 600 is the cornerstone train model for the Shinra Electric Power Company. The tweet mentioned that it is used on a vast number of the Shinra Railroad lines. This also happens to be the same model of train that Avalanche used to infiltrate the Mako Reactor 1 during the opening bombing mission in Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Another model of train seen in Final Fantasy VII Remake is the Hoka 100 Type 70 Model 5884. This model of train has been in used for a long time, however this series of trains quietly stopped being in use after new train models replaced it. This model could be seen out of commission in the Train Graveyard during Chapter 11. The tweet also mentioned that there is someone very knowledgeable about Shinra trains in Wall Market, along with a screenshot of the location of the NPC.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PS4, PC, and PS5. FFVII Remake Part 2, titled Rebirth, is currently in development.
The post Square Enix Shares Details on FFVII Remake Train Models appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, January 23, 2023 4:30 PM
So now that you're probably really invested in Fire Emblem Engage, you might be wondering how to earn more SP so you can acquire some useful skills for your allies. I mean, there are two ways to do it. The slow and steady way is to keep going through battles, having the characters you want to earn SP participate. That will build up bond levels so you can inherit those skills and get you the currency you need for them to "buy" them. However, there's also a quicker way involving certain items available.
How Do I Earn More SP in Fire Emblem Engage?
I mean, the easy answer is to fight battles. Both standard fights and Skirmishes will net the characters participating in them SP. Note that a character must perform an action, like fighting or healing, to earn it. Also, even if they hit their level cap, they can continue to earn SP.
If you take on Gold Skirmishes when you do, you'll earn extra money. Silver Skirmishes mean extra EXP for the characters fighting foes at the same time. Training Skirmishes mean more money and experience.
But How Do I Earn SP Really Quickly in Fire Emblem Engage?
Okay, well, it sounds like you want the books. There are three tiers of books you can get, and using one automatically gives the character a set among of SP. A Novice Book gives the person 100 SP. An Adept Book gives them 500 SP. If you use an Expert Book on them, they get 1,000 SP.
However, these are rare items that you only acquire under certain circumstances. Fortunately, there are three guaranteed ways to get some.
Fire Emblem Engage is available for the Nintendo Switch.