Kotaku Sunday, January 29, 2023 4:55 PM
It's weird that one of the things people have been most interested about as far as the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie is concerned is how everyone sounds. I mean, we know who the cast is, have known that forever, but what we haven't known is the extent to which each actor was going to ham it up.
PCGamesN Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:15 PM
If you've been delving into the Dead Space Remake new game plus mode, you might have spotted several additional text logs that appear in your inventory when you start up NG+ in the Dead Space Remake. While one of these logs lists itself as being 'Indecipherable,' it is in fact quite the reverse, and players have translated the mystery text to uncover a tantalising easter egg for fans of one of the best horror game series.
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PCGamesN Sunday, January 29, 2023 11:16 AM
We always welcome a helpful The Sims 4 PSA, because with so many Sims 4 expansion packs and updates over the years since its release in September 2014 it can be easy to lose track of some welcome features that you might want to make use of. If you're playing one of the best life games on PC, you probably enjoy customising everything from the look of your Sims to the ways they dress and the homes they live in - but there's one cool option that is often overlooked because of its placement.
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PCGamesN Sunday, January 29, 2023 11:10 AM
Terraria cross play has long been one of the most requested features for multiplayer, and the creator of one of the best sandbox games reassures players that it's being worked on as the team develops Terraria update 1.4.5. He also talks a little about the team's intent to actually overcome the community jokes around 'final updates' and put a bow on Terraria as developer Re-Logic looks to "start a new game soon."
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Twinfinite Sunday, January 29, 2023 4:05 PM
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Siliconera Sunday, January 29, 2023 3:00 PM
NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is a retelling of NieR Automata's beloved story and the anime's second and third episodes make one thing clear: this retelling isn't as straightforward as episode one's depiction of Automata's first mission might have indicated. While much of the episode revolves around pre-established lore contained in NieR: Automata's side quests and data logs, some elements of the story have been changed and reframed to showcase the post-apocalyptic setting from different vantage points. Our newest point of view is from the perspective of a lesser-known character named Lily from NieR Automata and its related media. So, who exactly is Lily and why is she already showing up in the NieR anime?
This article contains spoilers for NieR Automata v1.1a and the game it's based on.
When we first meet Lily in NieR Automata Ver1.1a, she is heading a resistance camp that has been fending off machine life forms for centuries. The Council of Humanity tells the resistance that reinforcements are on the way to help break the stalemate. Lily, jaded by prior experienced, appears unconvinced. "Those guys will never send any assistance!" she argues.
She is wrong and surprised when help does arrive in the form of two powerful YoRHa units carrying logic virus vaccines. Lily is particularly shocked, in particular, to see 2B, who she refers to as "Number 2."
So how does Lily know "Number 2" in NieR Automata Ver1.1a and what is the nature of their relationship? The original NieR Automata might contain some hints.
In the NieR Automata's version of the story, an android named Anemone leads the Android Resistance instead of Lily. Like Lily, Anemone seems surprised to see 2B when 2B and 9S arrive at the resistance camp. Anemone also refers to 2B as Number 2, which comes as a surprise to 9S who doesn't know why Anemone would "know about 2B."
Anemone offers an explanation, claiming that the bunker told her to expect them. This is, at best, half true and a series of data entries stored on a nearby terminal reveals the truth of the matter.
These data entries, called novels in the NieR Automata's parlance, detail Anemone's history with the resistance. The first novel, "Anemone: Encounter", is a journal entry from Anemone's point of view portraying some of her hardest days fighting in the 14th Machine War. By the point of "Anemone: Encounter," Anemone is one of only nine remaining androids still capable of fighting the machines. Lily is also a member of that group.
Things begin to look up when the androids encounter a team of unfamiliar androids called YoRHa. Among this squad is a YoRHa unit called Number 2. Anemone, Lily, and the others welcome the YoRHa soldiers into their ranks after some initial hesitance. By the time the player can access this record in NieR: Automata, they know that that Number 2 isn't a reference to 2B. Instead, it is a reference to A2, who looks like 2B and will be featured in later episodes of Ver1.1a.
In NieR Automata's subsequent Anemone novels, Lily contracts a supposedly incurable logic virus but is saved by the YoRHa member called Number 21 before Anemone has a chance to put her out of her misery. The logic virus eventually evolves to resist Number 21's interventions, though, partially dooming the team when they launch an attack on an enemy server. While Anemone manages to survive the mission, Lily does not. A2 is also presumed dead. This would certainly explain Anemone's surprise when she sees 2B at the Resistance camp centuries later. It could also explain Lily's surprise, assuming she serves a similar function in NieR Automata Ver1.1a. But if Lily is alive, does that imply that Anemone is not? Episode three does contain a scene where a forlorn Lily remembers those who she lost in the past. It seems reasonable to assume that Lily might be the only known survivor of a mission similar to the one that took her life in the events of NieR Automata, but that is still a matter of speculation at this point.
The story of NieR stretches across a vast array of mediums with various portrayals of the story imparting new meaning and understanding. Lily has appeared in NieR stage plays before and these stage plays can change from performance to performance. One static version of her story can be found in the manga YoRHa: Pearl Harbor Descent Record, too. The game's writer, Yoko Taro, did say that NieR: Automata ver1.1a will feature changes to the original story. The weary iteration of Lily in NieR Automata Ver1.1a is one of our first major indicators of how substantial these changes might be.
The NieR Automata Ver1.1a anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. The NieR Automata game is available on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
Siliconera Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:00 PM
The official Naruto website announced the opening of a new Naruto Shippuden pop-up shop. For this event, some of the Naruto ninjas from the Hidden Leaf Village of Konoha, along with Akatsuki characters, will be donning East Asian-style clothing. The pop-up shop will open in Shinjuku on February 4, 2023, and it will be open until February 19, 2023.
The illustrations featured in this promotion include 10 different characters wearing East Asian-inspired clothing. These are Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata, Kakashi, Itachi, Hidan, Deidara, Sasori, and Obito.
The items included in the promotion include a postcard set, a mini art board collection, an acrylic diorama, an acrylic piece featuring all 10 characters, a pin badge collection, a large acrylic figure with stand, two different glow-in-the-dark keychains, a satin drawstring pouch, and a tote bag. Additionally, for every 1,000 yen spent on merchandise, people will receive a random bonus clear card featuring one of the 10 characters.
You can check out the merchandise that will be offered in the shop below.
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Medicos Entertainment will once again be in charge of hosting the pop-up shop. They previously held another pop-up shop that featured the Naruto and Boruto characters wearing futuristic techwear, back in May 2022.
The Naruto Shippuden pop-up shop will open on February 4, and end on February 19, 2023. It will appear in the Medicos store at Shinjuku Marui Annex.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 29, 2023 4:22 PM
The tweet also announces that the company is currently hiring.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 29, 2023 3:38 PM
The game will incorporate several voices of popular Fighting Game Community commentators
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:31 PM
The next slate reportedly includes OlliOlli World