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GamersHeroes Monday, January 30, 2023 8:02 PM

Learn more about the treacherous road that awaits Sakamoto Ryoma with the latest trailer for Ryu ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA's Like a Dragon: Ishin!

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Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 8:25 PM

Spanish streamer TheGrefg is one of the biggest stars on Twitch, so much so that he recently held his own awards show that drew almost two million viewers. And everyone watching was, for a moment, treated to a big ol' ASCII penis.


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 7:10 PM

This was supposed to be the year, after industry setbacks and a global pandemic, that E3—once the brightest centre of the video game universe—came back "recognizably epic" as a live show for the first time since 2019. Reports today indicate, however, that it will be doing so without any of the console industry's power…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 6:50 PM

Marvel Snap is very good. We've said that before. Heck, we even called it one of the best games of 2022. But it did lack one big feature at launch: the ability to challenge your friends. Tomorrow's Marvel Snap update will finally add the much-requested feature to the popular card game.


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 6:35 PM

The Last of Us inspired no shortage of takes when it first released back in 2013. The HBO TV adaptation has been no different. Like a massive EpiPen of stimulus for the take economy in the middle of winter, it has elicited both over-the-top praise, scornful dismissals, and everything in-between. But what is…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 5:45 PM

Overwatch 2 will make adjustments to both its matchmaking process and its ranked system in the coming weeks, according to the latest developer blog posted today. This is good news for anyone who has spent the months since launch confused or frustrated by the sequel's ranking system, or those who feel like their…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 5:05 PM

As we learned last week, spoon-wielding psychic pocket monster Kadabra is returning to the Pokémon TCG after a twenty year absence. I wanted to learn the complete story of why it ever went missing in the first place. What I wasn't expecting in doing so was to accidentally make friends with a man I've disliked for…


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Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 4:15 PM

Creators can't control how their creations are received once they enter the world. Case in point, one of the key people behind the popular and long-running Yakuza series apparently had no idea how many people, especially women, found the series' recurring, one-eyed character Goro Majima to be so damn sexy.


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 4:10 PM

Perhaps you've already purchased Sony's modular new DualSense Edge controller for PlayStation 5. If so, let me start off by saying "congratulations" on having $200 lying around to buy this damn expensive thing. But now that you've got this new controller with all its bells and whistles, you might be wondering how you…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 3:40 PM

Feeling excited, I wait for my PlayStation 5 to flicker on so I can go somewhere I haven't before, the USG Ishimura, splattered with fresh blood by Motive Studio for its Dead Space remake, released January 27. The mining ship has always been the gray spinal cord to trigger-happy horror Dead Space, originally released…


PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 5:35 PM
     Destiny 2 rewards reminder: redeem outstanding loot before Lightfall

Destiny 2 rewards are piling up ahead of the Lightfall release date, and players should be sure to redeem them before then, as Bungie promises to be making massive changes to numerous systems in Destiny 2 season 20. These rewards include Moments of Triumph, merchandise rewards based on the completion of seasonal activities, and items from season passes in the popular FPS game. Players may miss out on things such as bright engrams and glimmer if they do not remember to claim their loot in time for the new season.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 5:24 PM
     A new The Crew game is about to be announced

If you're itching to get back out on the open road, you'll want to tune in tomorrow for something The Crew has planned. Ubisoft will be making an announcement of some kind about the open-world racing game series, and it seems highly likely that it's going to be The Crew 3.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Crew 2 PC performance , The Crew 2 tips, The Crew 2 review scores

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 4:26 PM
     This Cyberpunk 2077 makes smart weapons smarter

Cyberpunk 2077 smart weapons offer the ease of use of the Zorg ZF-1 pod weapon from The Fifth Element - you point the gun, and all the bullets will make sure they reach their target. The trouble is, the RPG game makes important distinctions between different areas of the body, and its smart weapons… don't. Not to worry though: now there's a Cyberpunk 2077 mod that makes sure smart weapons go for headshots.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 3:07 PM
     Call of Duty patch fixes some crashes and tightens up the menus

The latest Call of Duty patch is out now with some welcome fixes for the military FPS game. Developer Infinity Ward says this update is aimed at fixing bugs and crashes, and at improving overall stability. The update also includes fixes for navigating some troublesome menus in Modern Warfare 2 and the new DMZ mode.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 5:28 PM

It's not often that you see an OLED TV for less than $800, and it's even less common to see an OLED gaming monitor for that kind of a price - especially when it's Gigabyte's well-respected FO48U, a 48-in model that supports 4K 120Hz over HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort. It's got USB-C charging, KVM functionality, FreeSync/G-Sync... and it cost $1499 when it launched two years ago.

Now, you can pick it up for $729 at Newegg when you use code JAN2548, an outstanding deal for a monitor of this size and quality.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 3:25 PM

The Corsair MP600 Pro is a great high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD, so to get the 1TB model for $155 at Newegg, a reasonable $45 off, is a deal worth writing about. As you'd hope from a drive of this calibre, this uses more expensive TLC NAND flash and has a DRAM cache, providing noticeably better sustained performance than QLC drives without a DRAM cache.

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Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 7:18 PM
     An un-conventional approach.

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     The torch must be passed.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 4:41 PM
     The mystery behind the pioneers' origin story.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 4:03 PM
     Nothing says western more than the Pinkerton detective agency.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 3:43 PM
     Praise from the master himself!

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 7:00 PM

uniqlo ut archive

As part of Uniqlo's UT Archive project, it will re-release popular T-shirts featuring the Big Three of Anime: One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. The re-releases will  appear from February 13, 2023. Some stores may start at a different date depending on whether there is stock or not. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

In total, there are fifteen t-shirts that will return to Uniqlo, with all of them costing 1500 JPY. The Though the sizes on the website only show men's, women can wear them as well. In this UT Archive collection, each Big Three anime has five t-shirts that you can choose from. There is a t-shirt of Naruto and Iruka sharing Ichiraku ramen, for example, and a t-shirt of Kon from Bleach. You can check out all the t-shirts here.

The Big Three (One Piece, Naruto, Bleach) have that name due to their length, influence, and popularity. These days, some may consider series like Demon Slayer to be on the same level due to its popularity. Aside from re-releasing t-shirts of the anime Big Three, Uniqlo will also re-run its Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat collections.

The UT Archive re-run of One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach t-shirts will appear in Uniqlo from February 13, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 6:00 PM

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Demo Includes 30 Songs

Square Enix announced a free Theatrhythm Final Bar Line demo. The trial will appear on the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store on February 1, 2023. It also offered an idea of its length. People will get access to 30 of the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line songs in it.

Here's the full song list for the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line demo. 19 of those tracks are Battle Music Stages involving fights against familiar foes. 11 are Field Music Stages that show the party walking through a location. There are no Event Music Stages involving cutscenes.

Final Fantasy II

  • "Battle 1" (BMS)
  • "Main Theme" (FMS)
  • "The Rebel Army" (BMS)
  • "Town" (FMS)

Final Fantasy V

  • "Battle 1" (BMS)
  • "Battle 2" (BMS)
  • "Four Hearts" (FMS)
  • "Harvest" (FMS)
  • "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" (BMS)
  • "Mambo de Chocobo" (FMS)

Final Fantasy VII

  • "The Chase" (FMS)
  • "Fight On!" (BMS)
  • "Let the Battles Begin!" (BMS)
  • "Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII" (FMS)
  • "Opening - Bombing Mission" (BMS)

Final Fantasy XIII

  • "Blinded by Light" (BMS)
  • "Defiers of Fate" (BMS)
  • "Desperate Struggle" (BMS)
  • "March of the Dreadnoughts" (FMS)
  • "Saber's Edge" (BMS)

Final Fantasy XIV

  • "Hard to Miss" (BMS)
  • "The Land Breathes" (BMS)
  • "Nemesis" (BMS)
  • "On Westerly Winds" (FMS)
  • "Serenity" (FMS)
  • "To the Sun" (FMS)
  • "Torn from the Heavens" (BMS)

Final Fantasy XV

  • "APOCALYPSIS NOCTIS" (Uncovered Trailer) (BMS)
  • "The Fight Is On!" (BMS)
  • "Stand Your Ground" (BMS)

People who pick up the trial will be able to save and carry over scores and progress to the full game. The full version of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will include songs from other Square Enix titles like NieR and Live a Live, in addition to Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will come out on February 16, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 5:00 PM

FFXIV Omega Protocol cleared

Team UNNAMED_ seemed to have cleared The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) in Final Fantasy XIV, but it now seems they cheated. The Japanese static achieved World First on January 30, 2023 at 10:34am (PT). The Omega Protocol (TOP) is the latest Ultimate Raid in FFXIV, and it was introduced on January 23, 2023, two weeks after the release of Patch 6.3. Team UNNAMED_ previously achieved the World First clear of Pandaemonium Abyssos (Savage), back in September 2022.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 6:15pm ET.

Ultimate Raids are some of the highest difficulty content in Final Fantasy XIV. They are designed to be tackled by statics, organized groups of eight high-level players that clear content together. Prior to TOP, Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) was considered the most difficult raid in FFXIV.

In a "Letter from the Producer LIVE" broadcasted back in December 2022, Yoshi-P said that TOP wouldn't be as difficult as Dragonsong Ultimate (DSU). However, TOP has managed to prove even more challenging than Dragonsong Ultimate, as the new raid took 7 days of tries to complete, compared to the 6 days it took for DSU.

Historically, Ultimate Raids have consisted of 4 or 5 phases. Dragonsong Ultimate was the exception, being 7 phases long and including a checkpoint in between. Meanwhile, TOP counts with 6 phases and no checkpoints whatsoever. This means that players need to go through all the previous phases if they are wiped, making it the most challenging Ultimate Raid.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) was discussed on the patch notes for Patch 6.31.

The post FFXIV Omega Protocol (Ultimate) Raid Not Cleared by Team Unnamed (Update) appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 4:00 PM

square enix spring pc festival games crisis core

Six games will be a part of a special campaign as part of Square Enix's Spring PC Festival. It will target Star Ocean: The Divine Force, Valkyrie Elysium, Tactics Ogre Reborn, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered, and Forspoken. The Spring PC Festival will be on February 2, 2023. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]

There will also be a stream to show off the PC games that are part of the campaign. Chiaki Matsuzawa and Taiga Kishi will be the presenters. Both of them are known announcers and casters in the game industry. The two of them will play Forspoken on stream as well.


If you follow the official account of one of the six above games and are in Japan, you will be eligible for a giveaway. You simply have to retweet the Spring PC Festival Tweet that the account will make and then tune in to the stream. Prizes include items like Pringles chips and a Steam gift card. As of the time of writing, only the FFVII Remake Twitter account has uploaded a Tweet.

Obviously, all of the games that are part of the PC Festival campaign are available on Windows PC. But they are also available on other platforms for those whose PC cannot handle heavy gaming. For example, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is also available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

The Square Enix Spring PC Festival stream will take place on February 2, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 3:30 PM

Michael B. Jordan Appeared in a Street Fighter 6 SNL Skit

Michael B. Jordan hosted the January 28, 2023 episode of SNL, and he appeared as one of the stars in a Street Fighter 6 skit. The concept behind it is that he was one of two voice actors voicing characters for the game. However, while he has one take on the role, regular cast member Bowen Yang comes in with a different take on the situation.

Here's the full Street Fighter 6 skit from the official SNL skit. Jordan is playing the role of Ken Masters in the "game." Meanwhile, Yang is playing Ryu. Things start with the two recording exclamations in the heat of battle. At about the two minute mark, the two of them record some voiced lines. The very end of the skit features some footage of Ken and Ryu with Jordan and Yang's versions of the lines.

SNL isn't the only show that involved Street Fighter 6 references this weekend. Thea Trinidad showed up to the WWE Royal Rumble in Juri cosplay. This weekend Capcom also announced that she would be one of the celebrity commentators for the game. When it did, it shared footage of her narrating a match in which Juri was involved.

Street Fighter 6 will appear on June 2, 2023 on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 3:00 PM

like a dragon ishin photo mode

A rather robust photo mode will be available in Like a Dragon: Ishin for you to preserve your Bakumatsu memories. You will be able to take pictures with characters, as well as edit on the fly. There is a number of filters and poses you can use, as well as write text directly on the picture.

The Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Twitter account has posted a short video showing off how photo mode looks like in Like a Dragon: Ishin. It shows Ryoma cycling through some of the poses that you can make him do. Aside from filters, the video also demonstrates how you can change the angle of the photo too. At the end, the picture shows Ryoma pointing at the screen while standing next to Hijikata. He shows his loyalty with the words "Shinsengumi Love" over the picture.


While the story of Like a Dragon: Ishin will undoubtedly be serious, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has already shown several mini-games and mechanics that have the Like a Dragon series's usual brand of nonsense. Aside from photo mode, you can also go to a cabaret and play with girls. Ryoma will also be able to help out at a udon shop, sing karaoke, chop vegetables, and summon wrestler Kenny Omega.

Like a Dragon: Ishin will come out on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC on February 21, 2023.

The post Like a Dragon: Ishin Photo Mode Has Lots of Customization Options appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 30, 2023 7:21 PM
     Hi-Fi Rush how to find all Armstrong Circuits circuit locations Track 8As you play through Hi-Fi Rush, you will gain the ability to purchase and equip chips for your player character Chai. These chips provide useful perks for players to take advantage of in battle, such as reduced cooldowns for your partner characters or random health drops upon successful parries. Aside from spending the standard gear currency, however, you will also have to give away special Armstrong Circuit collectibles to acquire these chips. Hi-Fi Rush hides Armstrong Circuits throughout most of its levels, or tracks. Here are all of the Armstrong Circuit locations in Hi-Fi Rush we know about (so far). HI-Fi Rush: All Armstrong Circuit locations Track 3 Locations You can only begin looking for these Armstrong Circuits once you reach the third track of Hi-Fi Rush, so we'll start from there. Armstrong Circuit #1: After shooting down the rock with Peppermint and crossing it, you will come across a stone platform lifted by a pillar of lava. While the platform is still lowered...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 30, 2023 6:29 PM
     Second Front Review (22)Advanced Squad Leader, the hex-and-chit World War II game legend, came out in 1985, even before I was born. It has only ever looked approachable once while reading the rules. That was before I realized how trying to keep all the rules straight is what turns me into a stressed-out mess in any game. That's why I am very happy to see that Second Front — the closest thing to ASL PC adaptation — has finally come out. As mentioned before, Second Front is a World War II game. It ships with three factions: the US, Germany, and Russia (USSR), and is meant to recreate both European fronts of the war. You have all the main tanks, trucks, and guns to take you from September 1939 to 1945. Admittedly, the Americans didn't have much going for them when the Nazis invaded Poland, so their arsenal only begins somewhere around the introduction of the M3. In any case, you can watch all of them explode in around a dozen scenarios per country (except the Germans, who get two sets: one for fi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 30, 2023 5:01 PM
     The Crew SplashIt's been half a decade since Ubisoft launched its massive open-world racer, The Crew 2. The ambitious multi-vehicle game has been well supported since its initial launch in 2018, but now it seems like the team at Ivory Tower is finally ready to move on. After a few rumors dropped about an imminent reveal of its successor, Ubisoft has now come forth and confirmed the new game, presumably titled The Crew 3, will be revealed on January 31. The news came out of a reply by the official The Crew 2 Twitter account to @BlackPanthaa, a fairly popular YouTuber who focuses a lot on racing games. The YouTuber mentioned The Crew 3 as a possible 2023 game. Answering, the game's Twitter account dropped a simple announcement time: 5PM UTC/9AM PST (12PM EST) on January 31. @BlackPanthaaYT Tomorrow. 5PM UTC/9AM PST. — The Crew 2 (@TheCrewGame) January 30, 2023 The Crew 2 has been supported since release with a decent flow of content updates and live events. However, there hasn'...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 30, 2023 4:34 PM
     Disgaea 7 Coming To Pc This FallJapanese developer Nippon Ichi Software (NIS), and its Western publishing branch NIS America, announced today that Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless is coming to PC in the West later this fall. NIS decided to announce this news in a 30th anniversary stream for the developer/publisher, alongside other news. Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless doesn't have a solid release date yet. It'll arrive fall 2023, roughly half a year after its debut in the Japan on January 26. Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless is coming to PC this fall Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless takes place in the demonic realm of Hinomoto, which has fallen under a tyrannical regime. This leaves the lazy warrior Fuji and bushido fangirl Pirilika to fight back. They'll discover the meaning behind honor and redemption over the course of the game's story. At least, that's what NIS America has stated describing the announcement trailer. There will probably be a lot more hilarious antics in the game as well, as...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 30, 2023 3:47 PM
     Risk Of Rain Gearbox 2 Rock MonsterBefore its release a lot of people were asking: is Risk of Rain 2 split screen? You may have seen that the developer advertised the game as having a local co-op mode. This wasn't necessarily true, however; the game does not come readily packaged with a split-screen mode. A workaround is possible, like with almost everything on a PC, but it may take a little technical know-how and a PC capable of not melting under pressure. Using the mod and command module Risk of Rain 2 is an amazing game to play with friends, yet this seems to be limited to online only despite the claims. But with a bit of modder wizardry, you can play Risk of Rain 2 split screen with up to four friends on the same PC. Here's how to do it: Download a mod – To get Risk of Rain 2 running with the advertised couch co-op mode you'll need to, first of all, install the FixedSplitscreen mod by xiaoxiao921. It has all the instructions you could need on the page. It is a simple case of copying the file int...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, January 30, 2023 3:01 PM
     The base game of the Sims 4 has recently become free to play, which means a lot of players are trying out the game for the first time. Seasoned players in the community have been very welcoming, offering tips and tutorials on how the Sims 4 works and recommending mods that make the most out […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 30, 2023 4:24 PM

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will also have access to these games.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 30, 2023 4:10 PM

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Specifically details on its protagonist

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 30, 2023 3:06 PM

After its global shortage since its release in November 2020.

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Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 11:15 AM

Imagine that you're forced into the emotionally turbulent situation of murdering your own evil parent. Right as you work up the nerve and give a heartfelt speech about it, some random ally kills them in front of your eyes. I should feel bad, but I haven't stopped laughing. For a few unfortunate Fire Emblem Engage's…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 11:05 AM

While The Last Of Us TV show has remained very faithful to the PlayStation, it's occasionally deviated in significant ways. Episode three, which aired last night, showcased the biggest change from the source material yet, and co-creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have tried their best to explain why in a new…


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 11:00 AM

There are five 'Keys' that the Disney theme parks teach their Cast Members. The Keys inform Guest relations, and they are ordered hierarchically, from most to least important:


Kotaku Monday, January 30, 2023 10:00 AM

The story of Bill and Frank in The Last of Us (and its remaster and remake) is a tragic one. Naughty Dog's series is full of tragedy, but because it features a same-sex relationship to portray the danger of forming connection in the post-apocalypse, to some, it felt like another in a long line of stories about how…


PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:58 AM
     Wild Genshin Impact Alhaitham bug yeets him across the map

This funny Genshin Impact Alhaitham bug can absolutely launch him whenever his elemental skill is used at the right time. It's not useful in any way unless you're looking for a good laugh, but you might want to try it before HoYoverse patches it out of the anime game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:57 AM
     Dead Space Leviathan boss guide

Desperate to learn how to beat the Dead Space Leviathan boss in the remake? Don't worry, we'll help you launch the sci-fi sphincter into the abyss. The remake's undead mass of toxic tentacles is arguably just as difficult to trump as the original, but Motive's new zero-gravity feature makes all the difference this time around.

Dead Space Remake boss fights are few and far between, but fans of the 2008 release will remember the Leviathan. Motive's take on the gargantuan Necromorph looks gnarlier than ever in one of the best PC games of 2023, but it still pulls some irritating moves to send Isaac to his grave. All the best horror games usually feature a difficult encounter or two, but if you prepare beforehand - including the best weapon upgrades and suit upgrades - it makes the eerie exchange all the more enjoyable.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:40 AM
     Dead Space security clearance levels and how to open locked doors

Dead Space security clearance levels are one of the major changes that Motive has made in the horror remake. While the original iteration of Isaac Clarke's time aboard the Ishimura was a linear progression from beginning to end, returning players may be surprised to find that Isaac can now backtrack to previous areas via the tram system.

The Dead Space security clearance levels allow you to enter previously inaccessible parts of the ship once you've sufficiently upgraded your Rig's authorisation. These security doors are entirely optional, but they contain valuable loot that can help you save up for expensive items located in the Store, such as the best Dead Space suit upgrades or even Dead Space Power Nodes that you can then put towards unlocking the best Dead Space weapon upgrades. If you want to see everything one of the best PC games of 2023 has to offer, the Dead Space security clearance levels are essential.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:49 AM
     Dead Space Remake new game plus explained

As a veteran of the USG Ishimura, the prospect of a Dead Space Remake new game plus must be a tantalising one - not only did the remake change up the iconic ship, its enemies, and your objectives, but with new game plus, you get to explore it all over again with an even bigger target on your back.

A lot of story games add new game plus modes to give experienced, hardcore players a chance to prove just how really good they are, and the Dead Space remake is no exception. If our Dead Space Remake review is anything to go by, it could be making our end-of-year best PC games list, so why wouldn't you want to play through it more than once?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:24 AM
     Fortnite Dragon Ball crossover announced pointing to Gohan and Piccolo

A brand new Fortnite Dragon Ball collaboration has been announced by Epic Games, with a release date for the return of the anime and battle royale game crossover announced as well. This follows an incredibly successful Fortnite Dragon Ball collaboration from late last year.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:37 AM
     Dead Space cast and voice actor list

Want to know who the voice actors are in the Dead Space cast? Based on the 2008 original, the sci-fi series that taught us not to aim for the head will again terrify us with a gritty reboot nearly 15 years later. With its gross-out body horror and grizzly monster designs, it's bound to, at the very least, give us some rather vivid nightmares.

No voice actors from the original Dead Space are coming back to voice their characters, though some talented actors that were recast for the sequels are returning to their roles. It may be a remake, but if our Dead Space remake review is anything to go off of, it has a shot at being one of the best PC games this year, and a good voice cast that sells the action goes a long way to help with the immersion.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:17 AM
     Dead Space Master Override doors, locations, and rewards

If you've been exploring the Ishimura for any length of time, you'll know that the Dead Space Master Override is required to access certain locked doors or containers that you can't ordinarily access with regular security clearance levels. It takes a bit of backtracking to reap the benefits of it, but if you're wondering if it's worth the effort, the answer is a resounding yes.

The Dead Space Master Override is the highest Dead Space security clearance level on the Ishimura; as a result, these locked areas contain schematics for some of the best Dead Space weapon upgrades, along with the Dead Space power nodes to actually use them. You can also find valuable items to exchange in the store for credits, which you can put towards purchasing Dead Space suit upgrades. Here's how to get the Dead Space Master Override, find all of the door locations, and obtain all the rewards in one of the best PC games this year.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:19 AM
     How long is Dead Space?

How long is Dead Space? The Dead Space Remake makes a number of key changes to differentiate it from the original game in order to bring it up to today's high standards. The most obvious change to the game is that it looks visually stunning, but the Dead Space Remake features a number of important gameplay tweaks to improve the 2008 cult classic.

It's no surprise that Dead Space remains one of the best horror games we've ever played, and there's a good chance this remake ends up on our best PC games list by the end of the year. Horror games usually like to keep things short and sweet, and this is no exception. Our Dead Space review goes into detail on how this loving remake improves on the original in nearly every way, but how long will it take you to complete?

Continue reading How long is Dead Space?
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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 11:19 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy talents explained

Hogwarts Legacy talents are a way of improving your character in the open-world RPG, giving you a better chance of succeeding at school, and thwarting whatever menace that may be in your way. The wizarding game has many avenues of improvement, from upgrading your abilities to acquiring new equipment and improving your Talents.

Character growth is one of the primary aspects of an RPG game - going on a journey with your creation, not only from a story perspective but your abilities too. It's what makes these some of the best PC games you can play. But how do talents work, how do they differ from Hogwarts Legacy spells, and what can you do to make your character more powerful?

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

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:57 AM
     Dead Space Marker Fragment locations – how to get the secret ending

After all of the Dead Space Marker Fragment locations? One of the best additions to the Dead Space Remake is the new game plus mode, which allows you to take on the army of Necromorphs once more with all of your gear intact. Playing through the story again also gives you a chance to unlock the secret ending to Dead Space, but you'll need to collect a few things first.

When you begin a new game plus playthrough of Dead Space Remake, there will be 12 new collectibles added to the Ishimura for you to hunt down. These are Marker Fragments - something that didn't exist in the original game, nor in a regular playthrough of the remake. They're in place during a new game plus run to expand on the lore, and enable you to unlock the secret ending, should you manage to find them all. If our Dead Space Remake review is anything to go by, this should be one of the best PC games this year, fully warranting multiple playthroughs to get that secret ending.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best horror games on PC, Dead Space Remake review, Dead Space system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:39 AM
     Someone has hit Marvel Snap's max Collection Level, just because

In order to get the cards you need to complete some of the best Marvel Snap decks, you'll need a decent Marvel Snap Collection Level. While you'll have a mostly complete collection in the card game by around 7-8k or so, one player has gone on a dedicated grind to reach max Collection Level - likely dropping thousands of dollars in the process.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Marvel Snap decks, Next Marvel Snap season release date, Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:18 AM
     Here's every reason why you need PC Game Pass

It's no exaggeration to say that Game Pass is revolutionising the way that people play games, and expanding the horizons of gamers around the world. A few years ago, trying a new game would have meant coughing up a chunk of hard-earned cash – but Microsoft's Game Pass lets you dip your toe in without having to buy the whole bath.

The selection of games included in Game Pass for PC encompasses enormously popular FPS games like Halo: Infinite, open-world favourites like Fallout 4, cutting-edge racing games like Forza Horizon 5, iconic strategy games like Age of Empires 4 – all for under $10 a month. The selection is so diverse, no matter what your preferred type of game, you're sure to find something that you can sink hours into.

Today, huge portions of the population watch television through streaming services, and it's not hard to imagine a similar future for the video game industry. Games are getting more and more expensive all the time (and we, the downtrodden masses, can't always keep up financially). However, Game Pass provides a convenient and affordable way to access a vast library of popular games.

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:00 AM
     The best Elden Ring talismans and where to find them

Want to know what the best Elden Ring talismans are? Talismans are Elden Ring's version of rings from previous Souls games. Each talisman bestows a passive buff, with effects ranging from general boons like faster stamina regen to increased damage for the final attack in a twinblade combo.

You can find an array of the best Elden Ring talismans in the RPG game's vast open world; some in treasure chests in Elden Ring dungeons, some drop as loot from enemies and bosses, and others can be bought from merchants. As you progress to more challenging areas, you will encounter upgraded versions of talismans with increased effects. You can expand the number of talismans you can equip at the same time using Talisman Pouches.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:05 AM
     Turn-based RPGs – the best tactical RPGs on PC 2023

So you want to know about the best turn-based RPGs? While this list may have a lot in common with our guide to the best RPG games, tactical RPGs tend to focus more on squad-based combat and have roots in the classic tabletop RPGs of old. Games in this niche are often turn-based strategy games, though to make the distinction relevant we're focusing on games with more pronounced RPG features.

Turn-based RPGs are less about the story itself, and more about how your character(s) evolve over time as they interact with the narrative. The nature of progression and the choices you can make means that your abilities and journey may never quite be the same across multiple playthroughs, and unlike traditional RPGs there are more tools focused on tracking these changes and evolution over time. They're also about offering really robust combat mechanics and making best use of your squad as a team working towards a common goal.

Whether you're saving the entire planet or guiding a band of misfits around in a struggle for survival, there are plenty of great options available, so let's take a look at some of the best turn-based RPGs on PC.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:06 AM
     Redfall release date, trailers, gameplay, story, and news

If you're looking for details on the Redfall release date, we've got you covered. The co-op vampire shooter comes from developers Arkane, best known for building rich, very deliberate worlds, and weaving intricate stories around their fascinating creations. This time, instead of a space station, or the clockwork city of Dunwall, they've focused on a small tourist town in the eastern US.

There are vampires, sure. A sniper with an undead eye? Check. They even have a cryptozoologist, because why not. The cast of Redfall characters is varied enough, but how will this co-op game fare when compared to Arkane's other creations? Many have likened Redfall to co-op shooters like Left 4 Dead, although it's allegedly going to be more like Far Cry than the aforementioned zombie shooter. Whatever happens, Redfall is shaping up to be one of the best PC games this year, here's what we know about its release date, all the trailers, gameplay, and more.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Redfall release date, Redfall open world more like Far Cry than L4D, Redfall not the end of Arkane's immersive sims

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 9:43 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy broom controls show how you can have scenic flybys

With the Hogwarts Legacy release date fast approaching, exactly how the Harry Potter RPG game will let you fly sound on a broom remains a bit of a mystery. You don't have to worry much longer though, as there's been plenty of new footage and a look at the controls for Hogwarts Legacy brooms after a recent slate of previews went live, so you can learn about broom controls ahead of time.

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

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 9:19 AM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley characters are chosen with one thing in mind

As we continue to see new Disney Dreamlight Valley characters flood into Gameloft's ever-expanding life game, the developer has revealed that there's one criterion fresh faces must satisfy in order to call Disney Dreamlight Valley their new home.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 10:12 AM
     Dead Space Peng treasure location

Whether you're brand new to the series or a necromorph-stomping veteran, you're going to have a vested interest in the Dead Space Peng treasure location. If this is your first time aboard the USG Ishimura, then you're probably wondering: what exactly is Peng? Well, that's a bit of a tough question. We don't know exactly what Peng is within the game's universe, but for the purposes of the Dead Space remake gameplay, it's a one-of-a-kind, ultra-rare collectable stashed away somewhere within the environment.

The Dead Space Peng treasure is no longer located in the same place as in the original version of the Ishimura, so not even the keenest of memories will be of much help. Thankfully, we've got all the info you need when it comes to locating the Dead Space Peng treasure within the vast, corpse-riddled corridors of one of the best PC games this year. You'll also be pleased to know that you don't need  to worry about your Dead Space security clearance level, nor do you need the Master Override. Without further ado, here's Peng.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 7:41 AM
     Cool Minecraft house ideas for your next build

Looking for some cool Minecraft house ideas to help you structure your next creation? If you're after some inspiration for your next build, then we've dug a little deeper into Minecraft house designs available to set you on your way to creating your dream home. You should put aside some time, some resources, and some love, as building a house in Minecraft is no easy task.

Whether you're an adventurer, builder, or redstone engineer when playing one of the best PC games of the decade, you still want a nice cosy home to go back to at the end of a busy day. And while constructing your perfect Minecraft house is a time-consuming venture, nothing beats that feeling you get when you gaze out the window from the confines of your cosy cabin, hilltop hideout, or towering treehouse. Whether or not you boost the look of your builds with Minecraft texture packs or Minecraft shaders, these house ideas will look stylish in any world.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 7:41 AM
     Best Minecraft builds: the coolest constructions you need to see

The best Minecraft builds can help inspire your own creations, big or small. Let's face it, after ten years or even ten days in the infinite worlds of Minecraft, it can be hard to think up new and incredible ideas. Luckily, dedicated artists and architects have produced a dizzying array of cool builds for your viewing pleasure.

Some of the ideas below have taken years to build and might not be something you could consider in your own time, but something here might trigger a flash of inspiration to get you going in your own single-player worlds or Minecraft servers. Alternatively, it's just mind-blowing to see some of the astounding stuff that can be accomplished in one of the best PC games of the decade. This list will take you to Middle-earth, Tamriel, and even the RMS Titanic to name a few, while still having you home in time for tea. Just as you'll find in our selection of the best Minecraft seeds and Minecraft skins, this collection has something for every kind of player.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 7:05 AM
     Best story games on PC 2023

What are the best story games on PC? If you're looking for a great story that you can't put down, you've come to the right place. Escape into something special with our list of the best story games on PC, from endings that will have you weeping to heart-racing action titles.

Some of the most unforgettable stories in recent pop culture have emerged from some of the best PC games. They can go to many different places, such as surviving the Wild West as Red Dead Redemption 2's antihero protagonist, solving crimes in Disco Elysium, or exploring the fraught relationships in God of War. The best story games also let us act out our favourite icons saving the universe as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Story games are living, breathing narratives; the best ones let us have our own say in how the plot unravels.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 6:55 AM
     Hi-Fi Rush beats Forspoken to Steam top sellers, despite Game Pass

Both Hi-Fi Rush and Forspoken were released last week, and while the action-adventure games might have somewhat similar styles of writing, the newest surprise launch from Xbox and Tango Gameworks is the only one of the two that appears on the Steam top sellers list.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Forspoken release date, Toughest Forspoken dungeons, Forspoken system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 6:47 AM
     League of Legends patch 13.3 will buff all-in supports, finally

As enchanter supports continue to dominate the meta, the bot lane's tankier champions are getting some love in League of Legends patch 13.3, which is set to affect the likes of Thresh, Alistair, and many more. The MOBA's new Mythic item, Radiant Virtue, is also getting some much-needed changes - so rejoice, Summoners, patch 13.3 looks to be a good one.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 6:25 AM
     Destiny 2 season 20 release date, story, raid, leaks, and more

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.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 30, 2023 6:12 AM
     Best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout for Season 1 Reloaded

Utilising the best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout ensures that you can shred nearby enemies with terrifying ease. When you reach the very end of the Kastov weapon platform, you'll find the Vaznev-9k, a 9mm SMG with one of the fastest TTK stats in the game. We've built our Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout to excel at beaming enemies in short to medium-range engagements. The recoil is very low, while the damage range and bullet velocity are relatively high. This does come with a minor knock to the Vaznev-9k's mobility, but it's still super fast to pull up to your shoulder.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 12:00 PM

Let's not muck about here. Homeworld is essentially just Battlestar Galactica, if it were a real-time strategy game that jumped through a hyperspace gate exclusively onto PC. There's still much more to Relic Entertainment's sci-fi take on the plot of exiles returning home, though. When Homeworld's Kushan civilisation set out on their journey to the lost planet of Hiigara in the space-year of 1999, the game was doing something very unique compared with most other RTS games on the market.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 12:00 PM

It's been a hot minute since the papercraft Diablo-like Book Of Demons last stomped through these monster-infested halls, but developer Thing Trunk are back today with news of the next chapter in their dungeon-crawling fantasy series. Hellcard will continue the story of Book Of Demons when it launches into Steam early access on February 16th, but instead of slicing up devil flesh in traditional hack and slash fashion, this time you'll be building decks of cards to tackle each dungeon layer as a roguelike.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 11:00 AM

I love secret languages in games. I'm too slow to decipher any of them myself, but I enjoy seeing a game's community pick apart foreign symbols to uncover a game's deep mysteries (Tunic's musical language was especially fun.) Fortunately for me, players have already deciphered the 'Indecipherable' text log in the new Dead Space remake, revealing a poem that potentially hints toward the series' future. Naturally, spoilers within.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 9:49 AM

Footage purporting to be from Horizon Forbidden West's multiplayer alpha has appeared online. The leak surfaced on Reddit over the weekend, claiming to be from a "very old alpha" build from summer 2020. It's an interesting watch, as while the world and robo dinos look like classic Horizon, the characters jumping around fighting them look a lot more stylised than their hyper-detailed mainline counterparts.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 9:02 AM

I spent the past weekend flicking between the Dead Space remake on my PC, and the Dead Space remake on my Steam Deck. It's a belter of a refurb, and for me personally, has been like getting dessert after being forced to finish my Forspoken vegetables. Still, some lingering performance woes on the Deck mean I'm probably going to continue Isaac Clarke's first and worst job on desktop alone.

To be fair, the remake is playable on Valve's handheld. It's not outright broken, despite having been so on launch day, with problems ranging from drastic FPS dips to outright hard crashes. Following some impressively fast work from Valve themselves, focusing on hotfixes for SteamOS' Proton compatibility software, Dead Space's Deck performance has become more or less manageable. But worthy of the best Steam Deck games? Nope, nein and non.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 8:07 AM

Keyboards are eternally horizontal, and moving or rotating them outside of their designated comfort zone feels like an affront to all that is good and right with the world. But that's precisely what makes Ludipe's alt-ctrl game Tie Simulator 2020 so wonderfully weird. As many RPS Treehouse members found out at EGX 2022, it's a game that sees you holding your keyboard vertically, and pressing buttons to (sort of) tie your tie onscreen. Now, Ludipe's back with a new co-op sequel called Back Scratching Simulator 2023 where you're once again doing terrible, but brilliant things with a vertical keyboard.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 7:37 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by so very much! Come check out immersive sim piano-playing, hand-drawn and stop-motion art, alien horror and pandemic horror, dogfighting planes, and loads more!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 6:47 AM

Lara Croft has seen her fair share of live-action adaptations, but this time she's raiding the small screen with a Tomb Raider TV series and a film in development at Amazon. THR reported that the Emmy-winning Fleabag writer Pheobe Waller-Bridge is set to pen (and executive produce) the upcoming show, though there's no word on who's attached with the film. THR states that Amazon is looking to "build out a connected world of Tomb Raider, with the video game, TV series and film." This sounds a little ambitious, considering that Crytal Dynamics' game is already in production, so we'll have to wait and see how the adaptations interact with the games.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 30, 2023 6:32 AM

I went to Berlin not long ago to sample the emotional highs and lows of Like A Dragon: Ishin, a remake of a spin-off that was previously only released in Japan back in 2014. Aside from almost crying and racing chickens, I had the chance to interview Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios' chief producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto, who revealed his favourite thing about the game: Goro Majima's undeniable sex appeal.

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Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 10:49 AM
     So, when's the Dead Space 2 remake coming, EA?

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 10:48 AM
     Rock the dragon.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 10:00 AM
     Tragedy in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 9:41 AM
     Chaotic moments and popular character cameos galore.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 9:06 AM
     This character is sure to cause some aftershocks if she were to appear in these MCU projects.

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 9:00 AM
     Is Teslagrad 2 attractive or repulsive?

Twinfinite Monday, January 30, 2023 7:02 AM
     With every death, comes honor. With honor, redemption.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 11:30 AM

Hoshimachi Suisei Will Sing a Song on The First Take Again This Week

People will get to hear Hololive Vtuber Hoshimachi Suisei sing another song on The First Take again. On February 1, 2023, she will return to the YouTube channel at 10pm JST. That's 5am PT/8am ET/2pm CET. There's no hint as to which song she will perform for this second show. However, the teaser trailer does show her wearing the new costume the Vtuber "wore" for her Shout in Crisis 2nd Solo Live.

Here's the official announcement teasing Hoshimachi Suisei's second The First Take appearance:

The Hololive Vtuber first appeared on The First Take on January 20, 2023. She was the first Vtuber to do so. The goal of the channel is for a singer to perform a song in one take with no do-overs. It proved to be a successful performance for her, hitting six million views in five days. As of January 30, 2023, it passed 7.3 million views on the channel.

Hoshimachi Suisei's second appearance to perform a song on the YouTube channel came on the same day as her 2nd Solo Live concert. She also performed in a new outfit that day. People could purchase tickets to watch the performance, as well as get special merchandise inspired by it. A Spotify playlist includes the full tracklist of songs that appeared during the performance.

Hoshimachi Suisei will appear on The First Take at 5am PT/8am ET/2pm CET/10pm on February 1, 2023.

The post Hoshimachi Suisei Will Sing a Song on The First Take Again This Week appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 11:00 AM

New Like a Dragon Ishin Trailer Explains Why Ryoma Joins the Shinsengumi

Like a Dragon: Ishin takes familiar characters from the Yakuza series and places them in the time of the Shinsengumi. The situation there mirrors the one in the original Yakuza, what with the lead being framed for a murder he didn't commit and then needing to search for the truth. A new trailer offers insight into what's going on. It begins by introducing Ryoma Sakamoto, then showing how he becomes Shinsengumi member Hajime Saito.

Things begin by showing how Ryoma returned to Tosa. He's there to begin working with Toyo Yoshida to remove class distinctions and promote equality. However, during a meeting to discuss this, he's assassinated. People assume Ryoma is to blame, as he's found with the body.

Ryoma manages to escape and heads to Kyoto. There, he aims to join the Shinsengumi. He notes that he memorized the fighting style of the assassin and hopes to uncover the culprit by joining the group as Hajime. From there, we see him also interact with many other individuals who may help or hurt his cause. As someone can guess, they all resemble characters from the Yakuza/Like a Dragon series.

Previously, Sega and Ryu ga Gotoku went over some new features in the game. Ryoma can use Trooper Cards in the game. Two of those cards will feature Kenny Omega and Rahul Kohli.

Like a Dragon: Ishin will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 21, 2023. If someone pre-orders digitally, they can start playing on February 17, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 10:30 AM

Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle

Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle, a strategic card battle game based on the franchise, will shut down. The announcement comes three years to the day since the game first launched in Japan on January 30, 2020. Operator Q-max stated that the game will shut down in Japan on March 31, 2023. [Thanks, Denfaminico Gamer!]

Developed by DeNA and based on the popular manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle takes the form of a card battle-style multiplayer game for mobile platforms. Its gameplay mechanics take inspiration from the board game Reversi, while blending in character collection and deck-building aspects. Players build decks of characters, then place the characters in ideal positions to perform attacks and do damage to their opponent. Like Reversi, placing a character down on certain tiles flips the tiles, triggering various effects. Players can acquire new characters and special ability cards by rolling the gacha. Characters from the series like Gon, Killua, and Chrollo were present, alongside their foes and allies. The game supports solo and multiplayer play, using preset puzzle-like layouts players can tackle at their leisure.

Check out a promo movie for the game from 2022.


According to the official announcement, microtransactions for the in-game currency Jenny will be suspended by February 28, 2023. Purchases made prior to January 26, 2023 will be eligible for refund. As a bonus for current players, Q-max will offer a final login bonus promotion, featuring free Jenny and summoning tickets for seven of the in-game character banners. As the game inches towards its shutdown on March 31, 2023, various functions such as the external community site and in-game card library and deck code generator will become unavailable. Even the game's official website will be shut down by May 31, 2023.

Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle is available via the Japanese iOS and Android app stores. It will shut down on March 31, 2023. It does not have a global edition.

The post Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle to Shut Down in March 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 10:00 AM

Gamera Rebirth

Netflix dropped more details on its upcoming kaiju animated series, Gamera Rebirth. The new anime, which was announced in November 2022, will put a new spin on the classic kaiju monster.

The new announcement was also accompanied by a second Gamera Rebirth teaser trailer, uploaded by Kadokawa to its YouTube channel. Check it out below.


Billed as a new take on the iconic turtle-like giant monster, the Gamera Rebirth trailer also confirms that the show will be a limited series that lasts six episodes. The teaser shows a few shots of Gamera's form, as well as a single glimpse of the kaiju silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city. In the distance, another giant monster can be seen flying. The monster may be Gyaos, one of the five kaiju that Gamera will face in the series.

Netflix teased some art of Gyaos as seen in Gamera Rebirth when it promoted the teaser trailer.

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Gamera has appeared in various films since 1965, when it was created by film studio Daiei to compete with Toho's hit Godzilla series. Portrayed as a massive fire-breathing turtle that can walk on two legs, Gamera is a destructive presence that feeds on flammable and radioactive substances. Gamera can even fly by means of jet plumes that emerge from holes in his shell. Gamera's appearances in the 1990s (the "Heisei" era in Japan), Gamera's origin was altered, portraying the kaiju as a more benevolent defender of civilization. Gyaos was among its foes. The most recent film to star Gamera is 2006's Gamera the Brave. 

The Gamera Rebirth anime is in production, though it does not yet have a release window.

The post Netflix Gamera Rebirth Anime Pits Gamera Against Five Kaiju appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 9:30 AM

Sony Promises More PS5 Supply, Shares Trailer Showing FFXVI in Real World

Sony took to the PlayStation Blog to confirm more PS5 supply is heading to stores and share a new trailer showcasing games like FFXVI in the real world. However, it didn't explain what exactly it did to address the supply shortage issues. It also didn't offer any exact dates as to when people can expect more hardware and peripheral drops. It did confirm PlayStation Direct as a source to find the system worldwide.

Here's the full Live from PS5 trailer, which focuses on games coming out in 2023 like FFXVI. It begins in Manhattan with Spider-Man appearing in the real world. This is because Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will appear on the console in 2023. After that, the "report" goes to San Francisco. There, Aloy showed up to investigate the city. This is because Horizon Call of the Mountain will be a PSVR 2 game.

After that, it is wise to turn closed captions on. This is because the following segments are in different languages with English translations. The one in Sweden features Kratos and Atreus, referencing God of War Ragnarok. The FFXVI segment comes up at the 30 second mark. That's when the Eikons Ifrit and Phoenix fight in Japan. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows up after that. After that, there's a quick montage showing other games.

The PS5 is available worldwide, and the supply shortage is expected to ease in 2023, and FFXVI will come to the console on June 22, 2023. Like FFVII Remake, it will be a PS5 exclusive for a limited time.

The post Sony Promises More PS5 Supply, Shares Trailer Showing FFXVI in Real World appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 9:00 AM

Netflix One Piece Live-Action Poster Confirms 2023 Release Date Window

There's still some time before Luffy and the crew set sail in a new version of the adventure. However, there is a brief update on the upcoming adaptation. Netflix shared a new One Piece live-action poster with release date window. There is still no exact release date yet. However, the reveal does confirm it will leave port in 2023. The official series page is also live on Netflix.

In the new Netflix poster confirming the One Piece live action release date window, we only get to see this version of Monkey D. Luffy from the back. As a reminder, Inaki Godoy is playing the character in the show. He previously appeared in La Querida del Centauro and The Imperfects. We only get to see him from the back. However, he is wearing Luffy's iconic straw hat.

As for the teaser page on Netflix, it shows more of the crew from the back. From left to right, Sanji, Nami, Luffy, Usopp, and Zoro appear. It doesn't offer any additional description or episode count.

The show has been in the works for a while now. For example, back in February 2022 filming began. Once it did, Netflix began teasing its progress by showing photos of the crew on set.

While there's no One Piece live-action release date yet, the show will appear on Netflix in 2023. The anime is available on Crunchyroll and manga is localized by Viz Media.

The post Netflix's One Piece Live-Action Poster Confirms 2023 Launch appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 8:30 AM

Cat Mario Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer

A new teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie confirms a new side to the iconic video game character. During the film, Mario will don the cat suit first revealed in Super Mario 3D World, becoming Cat Mario.

Check out the latest Super Mario Bros. movie trailer below.


The brief clip from the film, titled "Smash", reveals more of the fight between Mario and Donkey Kong seen during the film's second trailer. During the fight, and after a pummeling by Donkey Kong, Mario makes his way up to some floating blocks, accessing a Question Block. He gains the power and agility of the Cat Suit, becoming Cat Mario. This amuses Donkey Kong, who is voiced in English by Seth Rogen. The new Super Mario Bros. movie trailer is also one of the first public instances of hearing Rogen's voice as Donkey Kong since the movie's reveal.

Cat Mario was first introduced in 2013's Super Mario 3D World on the Nintendo Wii U. They're accessed in-game by obtaining a Super Bell power-up. When dressed in the suit, Cat Mario can climb up walls, cling to vertical surfaces, and claw enemies in a dive attack. He also runs lower to the ground and sprints much more easily. Other playable characters in Super Mario 3D World can don the Cat Suit, with similar results. Their suits are of a different coloration, though.

The Super Mario Bros. movie premieres in North America on April 7, 2023 and in Japan on April 28, 2023. Super Mario 3D World is available on the Wii U, and on the Nintendo Switch (as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury).

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 8:00 AM

Gundam Evolution Hyperion

In the game's upcoming third season, Bandai Namco will add a new playable Gundam unit to Gundam Evolution. Hyperion Gundam will join the roster as part of the content rollout for Gundam Evolution Season 3, titled "Defencer." Season 3 will also include balance adjustments and kick off the "Hyper Update" period. This is a three-month sprint which will see the addition of more new playable units, events, and promotions.

Check out a preview of Hyperion Gundam in Gundam Evolution Season 3.


The trailer shows off the unit demonstrating its formidable defensive abilities. Hyperion Gundam uses a rapid-fire beam submachine gun to output damage at close range. Its "Forfanterie" shoulder beam cannons can fire a powerful beam that pierces enemies.

Hyperion Gundam in Gundam Evolution brings its unique "Armure Lumiere" lightwave barriers to the team dynamic, as well. The back-mounted shield generator deploys a one-way barrier that blocks enemy fire from all directions briefly, and moves with the unit. Its G-Maneuver ultimate attack causes the Hyperion to charge forward, pinning enemies on its lightwave shield, which has been reshaped into a pair of battering rams.

Outside of Gundam Evolution, the Hyperion Gundam was first seen in the Gundam SEED spinoff manga Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray. The CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam was developed by the Eurasian Federation, part of Gundam SEED's Earth Alliance faction. The Eurasian Federation created it as part of an attempt to challenge the Atlantic Federation's monopoly on mobile suit development. Based on the lightwave barrier technology seen defending the Earth Alliance asteroid base Artemis, the Hyperion was piloted by Canard Pars. He was an escaped Coordinator refugee with a dark connection to SEED protagonist Kira Yamato.

The Hyperion Gundam joins Gundam Evolution when Season 3 Defencer debuts on February 1, 2023. The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Season 2, "Mobius", launched the game on consoles and added the Nu Gundam from Char's Counterattack to the roster.

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Siliconera Monday, January 30, 2023 6:00 AM

Marni Is an Example of a Great Fire Emblem Engage Villain

A lot of things go into a satisfying antagonist. Knowing their motivations for becoming a terrible person responsible for horrible actions is one. Good character designs is another. Ensuring it feels satisfying when you beat them is also important. With Marni in Fire Emblem Engage, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems presented us with an enemy who ticks those boxes. It takes a while for everything to develop, as well it should, but when it does it works out perfectly.

Editor's Note: There will be Fire Emblem Engage spoilers regarding Marni and the other villains below.

To start, Marni's whole design in Fire Emblem Engage is quite eye-catching. This is true for every member of the Four Hounds. These characters stand out. As the youngest character, she's got her blonde hair in ringlets and a frilly gothic Lolita outfit. She doesn't look exceptionally menacing. Really, before she opens her mouth and starts assaulting the party, she looks more like a porcelain doll. It's that dichotomy that makes her intriguing at a glance. You know she's out to destroy everything Alear and their friends hold dear. However, at a glance, she's classically "cute." You could easily see her being someone who also wouldn't be entirely out of place as an ally, perhaps having tea with Celine or Ivy.

Marni Is an Example of a Great Fire Emblem Engage Villain

Once Marni does start talking though, we start to see another element that makes her a satisfying foe. That is, she is a brat. She's an annoying child who seems to feel she is due things. She pesters Zephia for praise. She becomes a thorn in our sides. Especially since if you go to face her with anyone who isn't attacking with tomes, since her defense always tends to be quite high. Not only is her entitlement infuriating, but so is her tendency to absorb attacks! This means when you do finally take her down in maps, it's so satisfying. You earned it!

We also really earn her origin story. Throughout Fire Emblem Engage, Zephia often asserts that her and her fellow villains like Marni are a "family." Ahead of Chapter 21, we finally see the Four Hounds split up. It's then that we learn more about Veyle's backstory, which prompts reveals of Marni's own. We learn that she came from a large family and was both abandoned and unloved. Her mother only cared for her brothers, and not her. The Hounds took her in and were the first group that did ever show any level of acceptance or affection.

This backstory also clears up her constant seeking of attention and approval from Zephia. Suddenly, her previous bratty behavior doesn't feel like a contrived effort to make her "annoying." It's a tragic example of a broken young woman seeking approval from any possible source. Though granted, we see that there isn't some overnight change to suddenly angelic behavior. After hearing what Veyle went through, she did of course try to bring some attention back to herself. However, given everything she went through, it's hard to blame her.

Marni Is an Example of a Great Fire Emblem Engage Villain

But what I feel makes Marni really work well as a villain in Fire Emblem Engage has to do with her final acts. Upon knowing what Veyle went through in the past and what Zephia and Sombron intended to do to her in the future with the new helmet, Marni takes action. Even though it means taking a tremendous risk, she attempts to break it. It gets her killed, but she willingly accepts this chance to be selfless at the end. She seizes the opportunity to help someone who, while not a member of the Four Hounds, is also essentially a part of that "family." And, when its over, she is still expressing that last bit of selflessness by asking Mauvier to pass on to Veyle the sort of praise she always wanted. She asks him to tell Veyle "she's done so well."

With Marni, we get a Fire Emblem Engage villain cast in shades of grey. She's done terrible things. She's sometimes been a self-centered person. She's definitely a challenge to face and fight sometimes. But as the game goes on, we get to better understand who she is as an individual and understand what led her down this path. Likewise, we see an arc appear for her with a satisfying ending that makes a difference.

Fire Emblem Engage is available for the Nintendo Switch.

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