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Square Enix's new fantasy parkour game Forspoken has had a bit of a rocky launch in terms of public perception among gamers, who found its Joss Whedon-esque dialogue in advertisements cringe-inducing. However, Forspoken's lead actress says she isn't bothered by all the discourse the game's dialogue has caused online,…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 4:20 PM
If you, like many others, have been stuck waiting nearly a decade for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, you have also been living off crumbs for the series since Dragon Age: Inquisition launched in 2014. Well, thanks to the wonders of social media engagement farming, we got a few new glimpses into the development of Bioware's…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 4:10 PM
The r/Pokémon subreddit Discord is one of the bigger online meeting places for players and fans of the hit Nintendo series. It boasts over 300,000 users who use it to battle, trade, or just hang out in between work, classes, or whatever else is going on in their lives. And this week its owner was banned from the…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 3:55 PM
Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days, with technologies like ChatGPT and DALL-E encroaching on human artistic creativity and expression. Sometimes it yields interestingly absurdist results, such as that AI-generated Seinfeld-like show Nothing, Forever. Other times, it feigns humanity, like the…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 3:15 PM
There's a phenomenon in the Overwatch community that has persisted through the original game's 2016 release, its gradual decline, and the launch of the sequel. This phenomenon is an interesting one, a sort of "IYKYK" situation that requires membership in a specific community in order to recognize its members: in …
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 2:55 PM
The Genshin Impact community can't seem to stop harassing its voice actors. A few days ago, a queer Genshin voice actor made a negative tweet about "fujoshi," a term most commonly attributed to straight women who consume anime media about gay men. The resulting firestorm of online harassment not only ensnared them and…
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Sometimes you get really excited or nervous and have trouble sleeping. So you take a sleeping aid to help you get some shuteye. I do it all the time, as my brain never lets me sleep peacefully. But after Pedro Pascal took his Ambien, he received a call confirming he got the job and would play Joel in The Last of Us on HBO
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 1:05 PM
Remember when we all thought the idea of turning Netflix's Squid Game into a real-world reality show was a bad idea? Turns out we were right because a bunch of contestants are seeking legal action against the Netflix-produced reality show for unsafe working conditions, trauma, and participating in what they claim was…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 12:50 PM
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 12:30 PM
Activision Blizzard will pay the Securities Exchange Commission $35 million to settle charges that it violated workplace misconduct reporting rules and whistleblower protections. The Call of Duty publisher admits no wrongdoing in the case, which comes less than two years after a bombshell lawsuit by California…
Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 12:00 PM
Blizzard announced in a February 1 update blog that it's taking a new, more aggressive approach to Overwatch 2 cheating. The developer will no longer ban just cheaters themselves—though it boasts already wiping out "over 50,000 accounts that we found to be cheating since the launch of Overwatch 2"—but also anyone that…
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 4:45 PM
Two powerful elder dragons will be arriving in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak next week with the launch of the next major patch. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Title Update 4 includes the ice dragon Velkhana and Valstrax, the fiery comet dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. The update for the fantasy co-op game arrives February 7, and it includes the usual buffet of new cosmetics, quests, and more as well.
Continue reading Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak update 4 will add two elder dragonsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak monsters, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Awegite locations, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak prized pelt locations
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 3:46 PM
There's a lot of food on display in Cyberpunk 2077, but you rarely get to sample any of it - at least, outside a few pre-scripted cutscenes. Now, a new Cyberpunk 2077 mod adds new interactions at Night City's many food vendors, so you can grab a hot dog or a taco as you make your way through the open-world game.
Continue reading Cyberpunk 2077 mod lets you eat your way through Night CityMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 1:30 PM
A Destiny 2 primary weapon balancing update may be coming to the game sometime after the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, according to a Bungie developer who goes by the tag Mercules and works on the FPS game. Mercules shared the update on a recent episode of the Firing Range streamcast, which covers Destiny 2. Self-described as an associate weapons designer working on Destiny 2, Mercules offered the insight in response to a fan question about why Bungie has yet to buff hand cannons and pulse rifles in PvE.
Continue reading Destiny 2 primary weapon balancing update may be forthcomingMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 1:08 PM
Some changes introduced to Battlefield 2042 in update 3.2 are being reverted following complaints from players, EA/DICE has announced. The longer aim-down-sights times for drum magazines and extended magazines, intended to balance these attachments and encourage other choices in the multiplayer game's weapon loadouts, weren't included in the official update 3.2 patch notes, and players weren't crazy about them when they discovered them.
Continue reading "Stealth" changes to Battlefield 2042 drum mags will be revertedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the FIFA 23 Future Stars squad, we have all the information you need right here. Future Stars is a celebration of world-class youth and those players who could one day become the next Lionel Messi. Previous Future Stars squads, for instance, included the likes of Vinicius Junior and Phil Foden, two players who are now instrumental in their respective team's successes.
If a player is to be considered for the Future Stars promo in the football game, they must be already performing to a high standard for their club and be under the age of 22. Anyone worthy enough to be included in the Future Stars squad in FIFA 23 is seemingly destined for greatness, and like Buyako Saka, could find themselves in contention for a TOTY in the near future.
Continue reading FIFA 23 Future Stars squad, release date and swaps rewardsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:48 PM
As we wait for Disney Dreamlight Valley update 3, A Festival of Friendship, there's exciting news from developer Gameloft about one task we'll be completing when it arrives. The Dreamlight Valley Encanto update is set to land very soon, bringing the Disney feature film's central protagonist, Mirabel Madrigal, to one of the best life games on PC. In a new tease, the team hints that we'll also get to see something very important to Mirabel - a door.Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:43 PM
Looking for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes? Redeeming one of these Shift codes rewards you with a Skeleton Key, which you can use to unlock the Skeleton Chest for rewards. This chest can be found at the foot of the castle underneath the statue in Brighthoof.
The Skeleton Keys you get for entering the code unlock premium in-game loot for the FPS game, such as Tiny Tina's Wonderlands legendary weapons to suit your chosen Tiny Tina's Wonderlands class and playstyle. You can redeem Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes either through the Shift tab in the in-game social menu or at the Shift Gearbox Software website - you need to navigate to the mail section to redeem the code.
Continue reading Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes – February 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands review, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands legendary weapons, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands best builds
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:37 PM
Want some Multiversus codes? Everyone likes free stuff, and in much the same way as many free games such as Fortnite and Genshin Impact, Multiversus now has a dedicated portal for players to redeem exclusive cosmetic items.
It may take a while for the items you redeem from Multiversus codes to appear in the free PC game, so bear that in mind. So far, none of the ones we've seen give you any character keys to unlock Multiversus characters or additional toast you can use to cheer on players you enjoyed playing with. However, given that we don't have a large enough sample size, never say never. Here are the details on all the currently active Multiversus codes and how to redeem them.
Continue reading Multiversus codes and how to redeem them (February 2023)MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:31 PM
February 10 is about to become a momentous date in the history of Magic: The Gathering, as the ninety-fifth expansion, Phyrexia: All Will Be One, officially releases. The 271 card set contains the penultimate instalment of the Phyrexian story arc, encompassing gorgeous artwork, tempting rares, and further exploration of the Phyrexian language and culture.
Continue reading Meld with machines in Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be OneMORE FROM PCGAMESN: How to play Magic: The Gathering Arena, The best card games on PC, MTG Arena codes
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:28 PM
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself. Classic shows from the '80s and '90s - like Mobile Suit Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion - popularised the mecha anime genre.
Robot games have a robust history rich in various genres, sometimes in the best PC games ever, ensuring an experience for every kind of mech fan. Fancy yourself a gearhead with a penchant for the micromanagement of mech parts and deliberate, laboured robo combat? How do you feel about fast-paced, anime-inspired Voltron-style action? Good news: there's a game for you.
Continue reading Best robot games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Titanfall 2 class guide, Titanfall 2 PC port review, Titanfall 2 campaign review
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:18 PM
The best action-adventure games have been capturing the thrill of an expedition ever since Indiana Jones swung across a chasm with his trusty whip to retrieve an idol from a booby-trapped tomb. The PC boasts some true classics of the genre, from classic tomb raiding to games with enough exploration to fill an entire sandbox - not the one in your backyard.
This list has some of the best PC games ever made, action-adventure or otherwise, including several titles that changed the entire gaming industry. The original Uncharted trilogy isn't here, as emulation or PlayStation Now doesn't count, but we'd happily change our minds if it ever came to PC. Here's the definitive list of the best action-adventure games.
Continue reading Best action-adventure games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Tomb Raider System Requirements
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:12 PM
Developer Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of Us PC release date has been delayed, but only by a few weeks. As the new HBO adaptation of the zombie game proves to be a smash hit with new and old fans alike, Naughty Dog says it wants to take some additional time to make sure PC debut of The Last of Us is up to standard. Originally scheduled for March 3, The Last of Us PC edition will now launch March 28.
Continue reading The Last of Us PC launch delayed a few weeksMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Last of Us PC release date, Best action adventure games, Naughty Dog's new fantasy game
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:06 PM
Want to know more about the GTA 6 release date? Given how many years it takes to create open worlds of the same calibre as GTA V, it's no surprise that Rockstar Games has already spent years developing GTA 6. Like most developers, Rockstar prefers to keep its secrets close to its chest until they're close to the end of development, so we may not see any official GTA 6 gameplay for some time.
Early gameplay footage of GTA 6 recently surfaced online, along with lines of source code from the game itself. Rockstar has issued a statement on Twitter which confirms that an unauthorised third party managed to access and download information from their systems, including development footage for the open-world game. However, its statement notes that the developers don't believe this leak should impact the development of their long-term projects or disrupt their live service games.
Continue reading GTA 6 release date rumours, news, and speculationMORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 6 release date rumours, Best open world games, GTA 5 car cheats
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 12:01 PM
Looking forward to the Final Fantasy 16 release date? We're fast approaching seven years since we last had a new mainline Final Fantasy title, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the next one.
Following its main character, Clive Rosfield, the JRPG game takes place in Valisthea, a land divided between six powerful nations. Peace is threatened between the nations as Valisthea learns to deal with the mysterious threat known only as the Blight. So with all that out of the way, it's time to look at everything we know about Final Fantasy 16, including trailers, news, and gameplay.
Continue reading Final Fantasy 16 release date, trailers, gameplay, and newsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best action-adventure games on PC 2022, Final Fantasy 16 release date, Best Final Fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:42 AM
Excited for The Day Before release date? When its first trailer dropped back in 2021, The Day Before blew people away with its gritty open-world set in the United States following a deadly pandemic. A survival MMO, the game will see players exploring the world, scavenging for resources in the abandoned metropolis of New York City and the lush countryside outside it, all while taking down (or hiding from) infected, zombie-like enemies, and other players alike.
The devs switched to Unreal Engine 5 which pushed the release date to 2023, but we're finally approaching the day we'll be able to explore the post-apocalyptic Big Apple that Fntastic has crafted. If The Day Before manages to look and play remotely like the trailer footage, it could join our list as one of the best PC games. With all that out of the way, let's take a look at everything we know about The Day Before, including trailers, news, and gameplay.
Continue reading The Day Before release date, trailers, gameplay, and newsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best PC survival games, Best PC open-world games, Best PC MMOs
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:33 AM
A few recent Genshin Impact leaks have suggested that the boss of Bubu Pharmacy, Baizhu, won't be the healer that players expected him to be. Bubu Pharmacy is regarded as the finest pharmacy in all of Liyue and much of Baizhu's dialogue thus far has been medicine-related, so this does come as a surprise. It looks like he will, however, bring a different kind of support to the anime game's growing roster.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:51 AM
Finding the best skateboard games to play in 2023 is no mean feat, and it's even harder for PC gamers as the genre enjoyed its heyday during the PS2 and Xbox 360 console generation. Don't feel like you're in too deep, though, as plenty of these gems are on PC, too. They're just not on Steam as they came out when physical copies were all the rage.
Nothing quite captures a moment in time like the years when skateboarding was at its mainstream peak. A mixture of creativity and aggression, skateboarding can be a true expression of style, and the best skateboarding games all manage to capture that in some form. For a niche few, these are some of the best PC games ever. All that, naturally, backed by an energetic soundtrack that seamlessly switches from thrash metal belters and pop punk fare to classic West Coast hip hop - the best skateboarding games often ooze effortless style.
Continue reading The best Skateboard games 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best skateboard games, Best simulation games, Best open-world games
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:29 AM
With the Company of Heroes 3 release date coming up later this month, publisher Sega has revealed new details about the Deutsches Afrikakorps, the RTS game's fourth launch faction. It's a highly mobile army that specialises in hit-and-run tactics, and it joins the British forces, US forces, and Wehrmacht in the roster of factions you'll be able to command in Company of Heroes 3.
Continue reading Company of Heroes 3 Afrikakorps is its "most radical" factionMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 system requirements
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:23 AM
The Rust Industrial update is here to make your bases run more smoothly than ever. The February 2023 Rust update brings dramatic changes to one of the best survival games on PC, introducing automation tools to help overhaul your Rust base building capabilities. Among the features on offer are ways to automate your storage sorting, automatic crafting, and a nice cosy furnace for those colder nights after a Rust wipe.
Continue reading Rust Industrial update lets you automate your base and craftingMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Rust commands, Rust vehicles
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:32 AM
If you're after VPN deals, you'll be glad to know that many reputable VPN providers, such as Surfshark, PureVPN, and NordVPN, like to get new customers on board with special discounts. The cheapest of these plans works out as little as $1 per month.
Grabbing a nifty VPN deal will grant you tonnes of neat privacy benefits at just a fraction of the usual cost. Not only do they make your internet connection more secure (which is valuable, but not exactly fun), they can also give you access to the region-exclusive features of various online services, and free you up from service provider induced bandwidth restrictions. It's nice to have two people streaming in the same house where both of them get to enjoy HD picture quality.
For your convenience, we've gathered together ten deals on some of the best VPN services for you to peruse. Every service is slightly different, so we've given a small overview of what each provider can give you, along with the details of the cheap VPN deals they're currently providing.
Continue reading VPN deals for cheap internet privacy 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:05 AM
In the wake of reports that saw Activision Blizzard plunged into chaos throughout 2021 and 2022, the Diablo, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and multiplayer game creator will pay a $35 million penalty fine.
Continue reading Activision Blizzard to pay $35 million following SEC lawsuitMORE FROM PCGAMESN: WoW Dragonflight tier list, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight review
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:40 AM
The Amnesia The Bunker release date announcement came as something of a surprise to indie horror fans. While 2013's Amnesia A Machine For Pigs failed to capture the zeitgeist of its own progenitor, Amnesia Rebirth was a welcome return to the series' roots in 2022. It also included lore developments that raise more questions than answers, leaving the series ripe for a sequel.
Beyond the Amnesia The Bunker release date, we don't know too much about the upcoming sequel. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is undoubtedly one of the best PC games of all time, and is widely credited with kickstarting the revival of survival horror. With such a strong pedigree, it's fair to say that Amnesia The Bunker has a lot of expectations riding on it. Here's everything we know ahead of the release date.
Continue reading Amnesia The Bunker release date, teaser trailer, gameplay, and storyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Best stealth games, Best war games
PCGamesN Friday, February 3, 2023 11:35 AM
What are the best FPS games on PC? From the classic physics chaos of Half-Life 2 to Splitgate's mind-bending portal warfare, these are the finest FPS games. For more than two decades, FPS games have been the driving force of the PC games industry. They've let us travel from the depths of Hell in Doom to the outer reaches of space in Titanfall 2. Others have taken us on a detour through the likes of Half-Life 2's zombie-infested Ravenholm, while some have embraced futuristic cities.
Some of these games are old, others are new, and all are great. Wolfenstein 2's amazing campaign; Rainbow Six Siege's tight tactical multiplayer; Overwatch 2 and its vast array of amazing heroes. No matter what sort of virtual gunplay you're after, the following titles will satisfy your itchy trigger finger. So crack those knuckles, get ready to make all the headshots, and keep in mind that guns will solve all your problems in the following shooty gems. These aren't only just the best FPS games, some of these entries are included in our best PC games too.
Continue reading The best FPS games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Titanfall 2 class guide, Titanfall 2 PC port review, Titanfall 2 campaign review
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 1:30 PM
When Duke Nukem 3D burst onto the FPS scene in the Nineties, young CJ was a bit confused. This Duke wasn't the purple-shirted acrobat I'd known from Apogee Software's pair of platformers earlier that decade. He was brash, crude, and and didn't side-scroll anymore. It wasn't for me, so I moved on to other games. I still occasionally loaded up those earlier platformers though, wistfully remembering a time when Duke presumably used actual toilets when he needed to answer a call of nature.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 12:02 PM
Gather round, children, and I'll tell you of something magical: the NZXT Source 340 compact mid-tower PC case with side window, product code CA-S340W-B1. Good gravy, did I love that case. Tightly proportioned without being too cramped for a full-size graphics card, maturely designed without looking dull, and hewn from some of most gorgeously textured matte steel I've seen on a piece of computing hardware. Don't even get me started on the upgraded Source 340 Elite. It's been years since these cases disappeared from sale and ascended to Component Heaven, and although it's taken a few tries, there's finally a new chassis that's worthy of the legacy: the NZXT H5 Flow.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 11:59 AM
Hello folks. Earlier this week, we unveiled some of the cool things coming up for RPS this year - many of which revolve around you, our lovely readers and supporters. If you haven't had a chance to check that post out yet, I'd love to hear what you think of it. And yes, fixing our comments nesting is still very much on the agenda as well. Our tech team have a lot of websites to take care of these days, and they're working as fast as they can to sort things out. As soon as I have an update I can share, I'll let you know.
But enough about techy bits. I wanted to use this Letter From The Editor to talk about some of the more supporter-oriented things mentioned in that 'What's coming up' post. Specifically, I want to kick off the inaugural Ask RPS - your chance to ask us, the editorial team, questions about games, the site, the way we do things, and other things we like.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 11:57 AM
You might recognise developer Octavi Navorro's pixel art in Thimbleweed Park, 2017's detective point-and-clicker. But since then, Navorro has been releasing surreal 2D horror games on an almost annual basis. Navarro's series Midnight Scenes has been the highlight, having disturbing premises and Twilight Zone creepiness. The newest episode, Midnight Scenes: From The Woods is due on February 9th and it looks as chilling as ever.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 11:46 AM
I really do not play enough visual novels these days. Raptor Boyfriend has been sat on my hard drive for at least a year, and it won't be the last. Historically, I have fallen hard for two kinds of VN: emotionally probing character dramas like Eliza and Watch Me Jump, or gentle and slightly silly comedies like Laura Silver and Camp W. The jokey dating-sim-but-everyone's-a-talking-table type vein never quite grabbed me. Unless Monster Prom counts? Hmm.
Raptor Boyfriend is more the lighthearted comedy kind, but with through lines on social anxiety and navigating confusing coming-of-age relationships. It is also not actually about having a raptor boyfriend.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 3, 2023 11:29 AM
This year, I decided to make a New Year's Resolution for the first time in my life. I'm 21 and my knees click, which means I must be turning into stone faster than someone having a staring contest with Medusa. So, I vowed to exercise a few times a week. Then, during my first week back at work, vid bud Liam told me to try Age Of Empires II. Never before has a New Year's Resolution been abandoned so fast. I really wanted to stick with it. Promise.
But! After my first match, the following 30 hours vanished quicker than the Galaxy Caramels in a box of Celebrations. I became obsessed. I mastered AOE II's low AI difficulties and quickly used the Advanced Techniques tutorial to learn build orders. Before I knew it, I had a Google Doc filled with step-by-step plans for various playstyles, the perfect strategies for any scenario. But that Google Doc ended up ruining everything for me. If that recent Xbox release with the good gamepad controls has you tempted to revisit Age Of Empires II on PC, do not make a Google Doc. You've been warned.
Twinfinite Friday, February 3, 2023 4:22 PM
It's different, but beautiful.
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Caught in the Crossfire.
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No expectations still lead to some form of disappointment.
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Is there something to these MCU Phase 5 rumors?
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Is anybody surprised?
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The definition of a rhythm game.
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That's a neat magic trick.
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From Reaver to Smite, there's fancy artwork and clever business behind Valorant's skins.
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The infection is coming.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 5:00 PM
Atlus released another ranking video of the top 10 most popular songs in Persona 3 Portable, to celebrate the recent release of the P3P remaster. This new ranking comes a week after the release of a previous video about Persona 4 Golden's most popular songs. Atlus held a poll in December 2022 asking fans to submit their favorite tracks from the Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden soundtracks.
This time, DJ Aigis is the representative for Persona 3 Portable and the one responsible for presenting the ranking and giving commentary on each song. DJ Waka reprises his role as the composer of the remix of the medley, so even long-time fans will experience some differences in the tracks presented in the ranking.
The top 10 most popular songs from Persona 3 Portable are the following:
While the PS2 re-release of P3, titled Persona 3 FES, included brand new music tracks along with its extra content, the video only includes songs from Persona 3 Portable. The P3 FES extra content is not included with the P3P remaster.
You can check the video below.
Persona 3 Portable is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
The post Fans Chose Persona 3 Portable's 10 Most Popular Songs appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 4:00 PM
The latest Genshin Impact live wallpaper is available on N0va Desktop, and this time Ayato Kamisato is the star. The background brings people to Inazuma. People can immediately access it via the app, which is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. However, this is one of the ones that can not be used on a phone.
This Genshin Impact live wallpaper brings people to the Kamisato Estate where Ayato, Ayaka, and Thoma live. While Ayato is known for being a workaholic in-game, he's enjoying a quieter moment for this wallpaper. He's in the courtyard outside, enjoying the day. As is common for a live wallpaper, people can watch as he makes subtle movements.
It's been quite a while since HoYoVerse released a new live wallpaper for Genshin Impact via N0va Desktop. In November 2022, one showed up starring Ganyu. Then in December 2022, a Yae Miko one appeared. They do tend to appear after character banners appear in-game, however. Case in point, an Ayato rerun banner appeared in-game at the end of December 2022 and beginning of January 2023.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. N0va Desktop is available on PCs and mobile devices.
The post Latest Genshin Impact Live Wallpaper Features Ayato appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00 PM
Arc System Works spent years refining the Guilty Gear series. By the time Strive showed up, we essentially go the pinnacle of the series. The gameplay, storytelling, and fighters are so on point. It's a fantastic installment. So this week on Siliconera Speaks Up, we thought it'd be a good idea to go over the possible best Guilty Gear Strive characters, as a way to encourage people to learn more about the cast and perhaps explore using different fighters in-game. Because while everyone in the game is varying degrees of great, sometimes we feel certain ones deserve a little extra attention.
I've only brushed up a little bit against Guilty Gear Strive, but I've always had a soft spot for the Guitar Witch, I-No. Her capability at all ranges and inimitable sense of style make her iconic.
That said, the character you like is not always the same as the character you're most capable with, and to this day I get phantom pain in my wrists and palms remembering my attempts to learn how to play I-No in Guilty Gear XX.
In truth, I usually get better results from the balanced, basic characters, the ones usually tagged as "beginner-friendly," like your Sols, your Kys, and your Mays. Sorry, I-No. — Josh
Guilty Gear Strive is in my wishlist and I do plan to get it soon, but I really love what I have seen of Ky from it. His character development and the conclusion of his arc with Sol was really satisfying, and I love the more modern character design they used for him in Strive. Since he's a really basic and beginner-friendly character, he might not be as flashy or "meta" as some others, but it means that Ky tends to have really stable match-ups and a large selection of options at any given moment. Watching really good Ky mains play is a treat and a major serotonin boost. That being said, I've been a Testament main since Accent Core and will likely continue to be a Testament main when I finally get Strive. — Stephanie
Why would you make me choose between my children like this?
Faust seems to exist purely to bring Bugs Bunny levels of mayhem to a game that's already ridiculous, just not FUNNY ridiculous. His abilities to turn into scarecrows, command grab an afro onto your head the extends your hitbox, or to yank you over to play as the ball in a game of golf creates play that is endlessly absurd. Throwing in his item toss and the utter chaos it brings (as not even I know what will come out or what we'll both do about it) allows me to break up the opponent's game by sowing garbage everywhere. I can't tell you how many times I've been saved by an item I threw out moments before and had completely forgotten, or had some surprise turn a whole match around in my favor. And his shin-busting super is just the goofiest way to finish off an opponent. As someone who loves ridiculous stuff in games, Faust is everything I could want in a fighting game character.
But Potemkin…Heavenly Potemkin Buster (HPB). That moment where you know you've won as soon as your opponent's in the air. The moment THEY know that they're caught and dead. His super takes so long, and the whole while, you're cackling as you're just waiting to be told you've won, and you KNOW your opponent is boiling with rage. I am surprised it is not, in some way, illegal for a character to make me feel this good.
I have to give the edge to Potemkin, if only because I have recordings on my phone of the times I've landed HPB on people. I keep them, look at them, and smile to myself like others do with pictures of their families and friends. Like I said, this feeling should probably be illegal. — Joel
I think the best Guilty Gear Strive character is the one who I've considered the best for years: Millia Rage. I'm fascinated by not only how she uses her hair as a weapon, but how good Arc System Works is at conveying that both through her moveset, animations, and actions. It's playful! It's lethal! It also helps that she isn't too difficult to use too! — Jenni
Guilty Gear Strive is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC. It will come to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X in early 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM
There's a minor delay when it comes to The Last of Us Part 1 PC release date on Epic Games Store and Steam. At The Game Awards 2022, Sony announced it would debut on March 3, 2023. Now, it's been pushed back a few weeks. Instead, everyone will get a chance to play it on March 28, 2023.
Naughty Dog released a statement on Twitter going over the circumstances that led to The Last of Us Part 1 PC delay. Essentially, it is a quality control issue. The team wanted to make sure that it is at its best when it launches, and is using the extra three weeks to ensure that.
As a reminder, The Last of Us season 1 is airing on HBO. There will also be a second season of the show.
The new The Last of Us Part 1 release date is March 28, 2023, at which point PC players will be able to find it on Epic Games Store and Steam. The original game appeared on the PS3. The remaster showed up on the PS4. The remake debuted on the PS5 first in September 2022.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 1:30 PM
During its February 3, 2023 array of announcements, Viz Media confirmed it will release the Spy x Family Official Fanbook: Eyes Only and Family Portrait light novel in English. The novel first appeared in Japan in December 2021. The fanbook showed up in May 2022. Both will appear in English in North America in Fall 2023.
It confirmed the guidebook's release first. This included a look at its cover. It also noted that the English title for Spy x Family Official Fanbook: Eyes Only will be Spy x Family: The Official Guide-Eyes Only. It shows the series' art, insights about characters, and details about merchandise.
Next, here's the light novel's announcement. It features a number of different stories starring the cast.
Spy x Family: The Official Guide-Eyes Only and Spy x Family: Family Portrait will appear in English in Fall 2023. The first season of the anime adaptation is available on Crunchyroll. Season 2 and a movie are in development. Viz Media releases English volumes of the manga.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 1:10 PM
People will be able to jump into all of the early Chainsaw Man part 1 manga at once with a box set. Among the Viz Media February 3, 2023 announcements was a bundle of volumes 1-11. There's no price for it yet. However, we do know it will appear in Fall 2023.
Here's the official announcement. It also noted there will be a bonus double-sided poster when someone gets the 11 volume Chainsaw Man part 1 manga box set. However, it didn't show what the art for it will look like.
The first volume of the manga appeared in English back in October 2020. New books appeared as chapters released. Volume 11, which closed out the Public Safety Saga, appeared in June 2022.
There's no release date yet for the first English volume of part 2 of the manga. However, all six chapters of it, which are 98-103, are available to read in English digitally already. The most recently released chapter is 119, which appeared on January 31, 2023.
The Chainsaw Man part 1 manga box set will appear in Fall 2023. The first season of the anime is available to watch on Crunchyroll and covers up through the Katana Man arc.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 1:00 PM
The Demon Slayer To the Swordsmith Village world tour kicked off with the Japanese theatrical debut on February 3, 2023. As such, there's new information about the upcoming season. This is due to the presentation including the 10th and 11th episodes of season 2 and first episode of season 3. Among the reveals is the announcement of the Demon Slayer season 3 opening theme song "Kizuna no Kiseki" by milet and MAN WITH A MISSION (MWAM).
Here's the official clip showing off scenes from Demon Slayer season 3 while the MWAM and Milet "Kizuna no Kiseki" opening theme song plays.
As a reminder, the original opening theme song for season 1 of the show is "Gurenge" by LiSA. It ended up appearing in other games, like Taiko no Tatsujin entries, after. LiSA also ended up performing it on The First Take, the YouTube channel where artists come on and perform one of their notable tracks in a single take.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3: Swordsmith Village will air in April 2023. Demon Slayer To the Swordsmith Village will debut in Los Angeles, California as part of the world tour on February 18, 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 12:50 PM
A new Naruto Shippuden: The Official Coloring Book release is on the way, ready to offer pages of familiar faces to draw on. Among Viz Media's February 3, 2023 announcements was one noting that it is adding the series to its line of all-ages coloring books. There's no exact release date yet, but it is expected to appear sometime in Fall 2023.
Here's the official announcement. There's a tentative cover shared. However, outside of the release window, Viz didn't offer too many details. For example, we don't know how many pages long the Naruto Shippuden: The Official Coloring Book will be.
This isn't the only anime and manga-related coloring book from the company to appear in 2023. There's also a Demon Slayer one coming out this summer. It is actually the second one inspired by the series from Viz, as the first appeared in 2022. There's also one based on Junji Ito's Uzumaki.
Naruto Shippuden: The Official Coloring Book will release in North America in Fall 2023. People can watch the Naruto and Boruto anime adaptations on Crunchyroll. Viz Media handles the manga and light novel releases in English.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 12:30 PM
People will soon be able to read JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean in English, rather than just watch it, as the manga localization is on the way. On February 3, 2023, Viz Media kicked off an array of announcements. Among them is the confirmation that starting in Fall 2023, people will be able to find English volumes of Jolyne Cujoh.
Here's the official JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean English manga announcement. It also shows the Japanese cover, which shows Jolyne handcuffed and in jail at Green Dolphin Street Prison.
As a reminder, Stone Ocean picks up after Golden Wind. Its star is Jolyne, daughter of Jotaro Kujo from parts like Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable. After taking the blame for a crime she didn't commit, Jolyne is sentenced to prison. It is there that she gets the Stand Stone Free. She then ends up dealing with corruption in the prison and must save her father, with help from characters like Ermes Costello, Foo Fighters, Weather Report, and Narciso Anasui. An anime adaptation is already available and streaming on Netflix.
The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean manga will begin appearing in English in Fall 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 12:00 PM
The fifth episode of the Final Chapter of Pokemon will bring back the Squirtle Squad. Early screenshots of the episode also show Bulbasaur and Charizard, as well as Team Rocket's Wobbuffet. Oddly, even though Wobbuffet is not a Squirtle, they are also wearing the Squad's signature sunglasses. [Thanks, Oricon!]
Pokemon: Aim to Be a Pokemon Master is the last adventure that Pokemon protagonist Ash will go on before his retirement. It depicts his adventures with Brock and Misty. In the original series, the Squirtle Squad caused trouble in Kanto until they had to team up with Ash to fend off Team Rocket. The Squirtle Squad ended up becoming firefighters for the town, and the leader of the gang joined Ash's team as his Squirtle.
Not only does the Squirtle Squad fight fires now, but it also performs shows. However, Team Rocket seems to be planning something as their managers. In the screenshots you can see them wearing the Squad's sunglasses just like their Wobbuffet. Because Ash's Squirtle returned to the Squad during his Johto journey, this episode will also mark the return of this individual Pokemon since Ruby and Sapphire.
Pokemon: Aim to Be a Pokemon Master airs on Fridays, and the episode featuring the Squirtle Squad will air on February 10, 2023.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:30 AM
A 25th anniversary figure of Ryza from Atelier Ryza is now available to pre-order via AmiAmi. Toridamono, the character designer for the Atelier series, drew the art for this figure. Including tax, the Ryza figure will cost 31,900 JPY ($248.40) for the DX version and 24,200 JPY ($188.40) for the regular version. Both will come out in February 2024.
The DX version comes with a detachable door behind Ryza. Legacy items from the Atelier series are popping out of it, and the open doors create a frame around Ryza. The rest of the figure is the same for both versions. It contains small details, such as Ryza's starfish necklace and the flasks on her her belt. As well, Toridamono wanted to express Ryza's energetic, innocent, and cute personality with her pose.
This figure is not the only way that Koei Tecmo and Gust plan on celebrating the 25th anniversary. They will also sell an art collection of framed prints, with each print costing about 20,000 JPY each. You can also purchase art plates or standees from the same storefront.
Atelier Ryza 3 will come out on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch on March 24, 2023. You can also get reprints of the physical copies of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout and Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. The Atelier 25th anniversary figure of Ryza will come out in February 2024.
Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM
Hideo Kojima shared his Death Stranding 2 guest list for his Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure podcast, which will involve people playing characters in the game. The tweet refers to them as his "DS Family." All of these episodes are available in both Japanese and English, and he has given the numbers of the episodes to make finding them easier.
Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure is an ongoing podcast from Kojima that is exclusively on Spotify. It started from late September 2022 and is a "deep-dive" into Kojima's brain. They are in both Japanese and English, and he plays music on the podcast as well. As of February 2, 2023, he uploaded his episode with Elle Fanning. Though we do not yet know her role, we do know that Fanning will appear as a character in Death Stranding 2.
The tweet also includes the numbers for the episodes with Shioli Kutsuna, N.W. Refn, and Norman Reedus. Episode 23 will be the next one, but we do not yet know who he will invite. All we know is that it will be someone who worked on or is working on the game. Shioli Kutsuna, like Fanning, will play a Death Stranding 2 character. Meanwhile, Refn and Reedus were in the first game.
Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure is available on Spotify. Episode 23 will air on February 9, 2023. Death Stranding 2 is in development.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 5:40 PM
Harry Potter fans can get pumped and ready for Hogwarts Legacy coming soon, and those who want early access to the game can up the stakes and purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition and additionally receive the Dark Arts Pack. Those who are impatient will be rewarded with a bevy of other cosmetic rewards, too. Follow this guide to find out the release date, time, and details about what's included in the Dark Arts pack that will give you an exclusive experience in Hogwarts Legacy. What's included in The Dark Arts pack in Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Legacy's official release date is on February 10. If this date isn't soon enough for you, then that's one more reason to purchase Digital Deluxe Edition, which will grant you a 72-hour Early Access period as well as the Dark Arts pack. In other words, you'll be able to play Hogwarts Legacy on February 7 if you purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition. For PC players, the Early Access period will open at 10 AM PT or 1 P...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 5:07 PM
With only a week to go, you may be wondering how you can get the most out of playing Hogwarts Legacy. The open-world RPG all about magic and mayhem launches in Early Access on February 7, and is available to everyone on February 10. But what platform should you choose? While the answer may not come from a sorting hat, we do have some thoughts. Read on to find out the best platform on which to play Hogwarts Legacy. What is the best platform to play Hogwarts Legacy on? Naturally, in the end your choice will come down to preference above all things. Here on PC Invasion, we do have a pretty good idea of what platform on which we choose to spend most of our time. But is the PC the best place to experience the wizarding world? We'll break down the options and let you make the ultimate decision. PC The good news for PC players is that it may end up being the best platform on which to play Hogwarts Legacy. Unlike, say, Forspoken, the PC requirements for the game are relatively acceptable...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 4:24 PM
Path of Exile is a dense game, with an unfathomable amount of ways to customize your character. One of these methods is through the Passive Skill Tree, a massive spider web of skills and bonuses with 1,325 options. With the passive skill tree, you can spend points and select different skills which will give buffs or special effects to your character. Compliment your character build by customizing your skill tree perfectly. Follow this guide to learn how the Passive Skill Tree works in Path of Exile. As you level up or complete specific quests, you'll earn Passive Skill Points that you can spend toward various bonuses. Every character starts at the same place, but with 1,325 options, you can choose to branch out in your Passive Skill Tree any way you'd like. Different character builds require certain build paths, but you can experiment any way you'd like. There are numerous branching paths, but generally, one path will benefit Intelligence builds, others Dexterity buil...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 4:15 PM
It's hard to believe that a game like The Last of Us debuted on console nearly a decade ago in 2013. What's even harder to believe is that the franchise is more popular than ever with recent remakes and HBO series. Fans that can't get enough of the post-apocalyptic tale have plenty of content to hold them over, especially if they've been waiting on the PC release of the original's remake. However, Naughty Dog recently revealed that players will have to wait a few more weeks for the remake to hit digital shelves. The Last of Us Part I has been delayed on PC. The news of the delay for The Last of Us Part I was announced on the official Naughty Dog Twitter in a lengthy explanation. The development team tackles the problem head-on, starting the note with "Let's get right to it" before announcing that the Last of Us Part I will get delayed, missing its March 3 date. However, the delay won't leave fans hanging too much longer. Image via...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 3:49 PM
So, you made yourself a super embarrassing display name back in the day, and it's something you don't really want defining you when you get your play of the game. We have all done it when we were young and dumb. Knowing how to change your display name in Overwatch 2 can save you a bit of embarrassment. It's an easy process, but it is worth bearing in mind that it is only free the first time you do it. You'll have to purchase a name change token for $10 USD every time after the first. Choose wisely. Related: How to use and change emotes in Overwatch 2. How to change your display name in Overwatch 2 Before you start this, make sure you're logged into the Battle.net website or into the Battle.net games launcher. Locate your current display name on Battle.net or on the launcher, in both cases, it'll be located in the top right corner. Click on your display and select account setting or view account on the launcher. Locate and select account details. In this menu find you...
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, February 3, 2023 1:00 PM
Put those one-way smokes to good use on Lotus. Lotus is VALORANT's most anticipated map of the year. Riot Games pulled out all the stops to make Lotus one of the most complex and challenging maps, featuring three unique bomb sites and several cool map elements, such as rotating doorways and silent drops. Players are […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, February 3, 2023 12:00 PM
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is an open-world game in which the player takes on the role of a transferee at a large school in the Paldea Region. In the game, the player is the only one who may decide what to do: defeat all of the Pokemon Gyms, become the champion, and become the very […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM
The adventures of an unnamed warrior known as the Knight as they travel through Hallownest, a kingdom that is now in ruins because of a mysterious disease, are chronicled in Hollow Knight, a Metroidvania action-adventure game from Team Cherry. As the Knight advances through Hallownest, he will be able to acquire new items, abilities, spells, […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 3, 2023 4:46 PM
Over two years after its initial launch.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 3, 2023 3:46 PM
Afterwards, the game's multiplayer modes and its single player campaign will no longer be playable
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 3, 2023 3:07 PM
The studio will now shift focus towards production on its next unannounced title
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 3, 2023 2:24 PM
The Last of Us Part 1 will launch for PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM
Naughty Dog is Right For Leaving Uncharted Behind
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Level Up Friday, February 3, 2023 12:40 PM
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