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Kotaku Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM


PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:02 PM
     Destiny 2 monetisation tactics prioritise players' time over enjoyment

Over the years, it's become apparent many of Destiny 2's monetisation tactics are based on mobile game strategies that reward grind and time-gate content. Unfortunately, finding ways to maximise a player's time in the game hinders its status as one of the best free PC games available if the primary focus isn't first on making the experience overall enjoyable.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 12:19 PM
     Steam sale presenting a plethora of puzzle games premieres in April

Valve announces a new Steam sale is on the way for all you puzzle-lovers out there. If you're a fan of real head-scratchers, room escapes, mysteries, and more of the best puzzle games on PC in 2023, you're in luck. It might be a little way off still, but in just a couple of months the PC gaming platform is holding a dedicated showcase for some top puzzlers with discounts galore.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 12:16 PM
     New Skyrim mod opens up a skeleton pizzeria

I'm never going to stop writing about the best Skyrim mods. Every single day someone creates a mod that's truly special, whether it's in keeping with the lore of Tamriel or so ludicrous for a fantasy RPG game that I can't help but spotlight it. This time it's the latter as a, let's be real, genius modder has introduced the cold inhabitants of Skyrim to a pizzeria run by skeletons.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:54 AM
     WoW Dragonflight patch notes buff Death Knights, Warlocks, and more

The WoW Dragonflight patch notes for February 7 have been updated by Blizzard, giving us a look at some of the changes coming to World of Warcraft next week. The latest expansion has been a huge boon to one of the most beloved and best MMORPGs, and multiple classes are set to receive some sizable buffs as Blizzard continues its class tuning following the release of WoW Dragonflight patch 10.0.5 in late January.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: WoW Dragonflight tier list, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight review

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:53 AM
     Dead Space sea shanty Easter egg is haunting and hilarious

Now that it's finally here, players are discovering a lot about the Dead Space Remake. The horror game is filled to the brim with secrets, easter eggs, and opportunities to maximise your chances of survival, but absolutely nothing could have prepared me for a Dead Space sea shanty… and no, I'm not even kidding in the slightest.

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

Twinfinite Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM
     The first third of the Winter 2023 anime season is done, and these are the shows left standing.

Twinfinite Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:16 AM
     Two times in a row?

Siliconera Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00 PM

7 Days to End with You Cultivates an Unsettling Atmosphere on the Switch

Being unable to understand a language, while being around people only speak it, is a powerless feeling. To be so lost and unable to comprehend what's going on, and not even be able to voice that and properly ask for assistance, can be terrifying. Compound that with being an amnesiac and trapped in a small home with a stranger, and you're left in a haunting and intimidating situation. That's 7 Days to End with You, an indie from Lizardry newly available on the Nintendo Switch. And yes, it's as unsettling as you might imagine.

Initially, it maybe doesn't seem that bad. The person here with you isn't hostile. She seems willing to talk to you. She'll follow you around the home as you explore together. If you use the point-and-click interface to call attention to objects, she'll say some words you can use to help figure out what she calls them. You can cobble together a rudimentary understanding of sorts. It's even possible to assist with chores each day, by helping to cook meals or tend flowers. Cooking is a bit more difficult, since you need to first figure out the words for colors and certain sorts of items and liquids. But gardening involves pictures and words, which helps with figuring out actions.

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But even so, there's something that just doesn't seem right in 7 Days to End with You. It sneaks up on you. When you first leave the room and head into the hall, there's a mirror. I figured, "Great! A way to learn new words!" Or that maybe when I'd see myself and point at it, the woman accompanying me would say my name. Maybe it'd even trigger something and unlock a memory? But it's shattered. I can tell I'm a person, but nothing more. Strikingly, it seems like it was done in such a way that someone purposely smashed it. Like they punched or attacked the mirror, rather than some accident that caused it to fall down.

Then, there's the upstairs. There's a study. But… something is off. Initially, it seems like it could be some normal, scientific endeavors. Sure, there's a huge vial with some liquid over a burner. There are books and materials, including a large one on a stand. However, there's also a spine on the floor. Unidentifiable objects, perhaps creatures, seem to be preserved in formaldehyde. But also, the person with me doesn't seem upset when I go there? She doesn't react the way she does when I attempt to leave the house. So maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe alchemy is No Big Deal in the world of 7 Days to End with You. Perhaps a house ain't a home unless you got some human remains?

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Oh, but I did gloss over the times when this new partner does show emotion in 7 Days to End with You. You can go anywhere in the house. Anywhere at all. But you can't leave it. If you try, she forcibly stops you. But you can tell things aren't dangerous outside. If you go to the window in the bedroom, you can see clean waters and a city. She even tells you that people live there. (At least, that's what I've sussed out. There are still newspapers from varying periods of time, so civilization appears intact. But for some reason, I can't leave. This woman won't let me leave.

Of course, I'm leaving things out here. If I say too much, it'd spoil things. And while 7 Days to End with You is obtuse and difficult to work out at times, so much so that I turned to assistance from others to figure out a few words I couldn't decipher on my own, it's absolutely fascinating. Not to mention 7 Days to End with You maintains a haunting atmosphere throughout, especially on the Switch.

7 Days to End with You is available on the Switch and PC.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 4, 2023 2:00 PM

otsutsuki isshiki shinobi striker

Otsutsuki Isshiki will be the next DLC character to join the roster of Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. He is part of Season Pass 5, which focuses on Legacy characters. Other shinobi who are part of this Season Pass include Madara Uchiha (Six Paths) and Naruto Uzumaki (Baryon Mode). Those two are already available in the game.

In the trailer for Isshiki in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, he shows off his repertoire of techniques. Aside from Vast Dark Heavens and Karma, he can also use Sukunahikona. You can also let your original ninja learn these techniques if you set Isshiki as your master. Training Points you get from training with him can also net you his outfits, face paint, and the Husk Honorary Title.

Here is the trailer for Otsutsuki Isshiki:


Sukunahikona is a defense ninjutsu that will let the user nullify enemy projectives. It also activates Transportation Ninjutsu in response to a close-range attack, and you can also deal damage if you press a button at the right time. Karma deals damage to a single target that it marks, and you can also teleport behind them. Finally, Vast Dark Heavens rains boulders down from the skies. The ensuing shockwave can disable lock-on, status checks, and Chakra detection.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is readily available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. There is no date yet as to when Otsutsuki Isshiki will appear in Shinobi Striker. He will cost 438 JPY if you get him separately.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:00 PM

How to Get the Lisa Skin in Genshin Impact

The Second Blooming event is now live in Genshin Impact, adding the Lisa outfit A Sobriquet Under Shade to the game. It's free! But also, it's only free for a limited time. Which might leave someone wondering, "How do I get this Lisa skin in Genshin Impact before time runs out?" Fortunately, now that February kicked off, it's easy to get it in a single gameplay session.


How to Get the Lisa A Sobriquet Under Shade Skin in Genshin Impact

First, you need to have gotten to Sumeru. Have you been? Lovely place. You need to have gotten to Adventure Rank 20, finished the Prologue Archon Quest "Song of the Dragon and Freedom" in Mondstadt, gone through Lisa's Tempus Fugit Chapter: Act 1 story quest, and completed Effendi's "Corps of Thirty Recruitment" in Sumeru. Of those, Effendi's quest is the easiest. (It's just a quick chat to open up the Sumeru Reputation system.

Once you've done all that, you can start A Librarian's Long and Carefree Vacation. This will involve working for the Akademiya to investigate a Ley Line issue in Sumeru's Domain of Buried Roots. When you go to speak to Gafoor about it, you'll also see Lisa in the A Sobriquet Under Shade Genshin Impact skin, which makes her look like a scholar from the Akademiya.

How to Get the Lisa Skin in Genshin Impact

From there, actually earning the outfit is pretty easy. There are five challenges in this domain, called My Name is Violet, Museum of Innocence, One of a Thousand Nights, Cavemen, and Street Spirit. As of February 4, 2023, all five are immediately available. Each challenge pits you against three waves of enemies with three different teams of characters and selected buffs for each team. There are four "trial" characters, two five-star and two four-star, for each one. When you build a team, some characters will carry over to additional teams. So you need to look at the enemies you'll face, the characters you have, and the trial characters available to ensure success. You'll then get Primogems, Hero's Wits, Mora, weapon ascension materials, and Mystic Enhancement Ores for completing each challenge.

How to Get the Lisa Skin in Genshin Impact

Now, as for how to get that Lisa skin in Genshin Impact, you should get it no problem as long as you go through each of those five challenges once. The two requirements are to face each one of them, and get at least 10,000 points total during the course of the event. By the end of the first challenge, I'd already passed 5,000 points, so you should hit at least one of the requirements by the time you're done with either Museum of Innocence or One of a Thousand Nights. From there, it's just taking the time to face the other challenges, then going to the menu to claim the skin by February 13, 2023.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The Second Blooming event is available until February 13, 2023. After it ends, people will be able to purchase it for  1,680 Genesis Crystals, a paid currency, from the in-game shop.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 4, 2023 12:00 PM

SAO Progressive Movie 2 Shows Quieter Moments Between Characters

Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is the latest retelling of the SAO story focusing on not only the Aincrad arc, but Asuna's experiences in the game. However, while the first one was more of an introductory experience, this sequel has the luxury of doing something different. That means the SAO Progressive movie 2 has a far different feel to it, one that at time can almost feel leisurely, as we get to see characters reacting to new challenges as they prepare to reach a new floor ahead of new year's.

This sequel begins in the midst of a floor boss fight. The Aincrad Liberation Squad and Dragon Knights Brigade teamed up to take down the fourth floor boss, alongside players like Asuna, Kirito, and Argo. After a rough battle, the characters of SAO Progressive movie 2 succeed. Everyone heads to the fifth floor, and it seems there's a chance for a faster rate of progression, but more chances to "enjoy" life in Aincrad. There's even a New Year's party planned in a few days. However, it isn't long before Asuna and Kirito realize there's another danger ahead, and they'll need to take action.


The way Asuna and Kirito's relationship is showcased throughout SAO Progressive movie 2 is a perfect example. Things begin with that massive fight as floor 4 is cleared. But after that, we see what daily life is like for these partners. They enjoy a meal together. They go relic hunting. They comfort each other after terrifying situations. They discuss how they'll handle the floor 5 boss.

Another one of these more relaxed scenes between characters comes up during a scene at the bathes between SAO Progressive movie 2. It firmly establishes the friendship between Asuna and Argo. There's genuine appreciation between the two characters, as well as respect and concern. When the two test each other, we get an amazing "fight," but we also see how the two grow and share because of this more lighthearted encounter.

Even scenes with Mito aren't exempt from this sort of treatment. Once Asuna heads to meet with her, the conversation isn't awkward or tense. It's more like a relaxed reunion. They catch up. Asuna is happy for Mito, and likewise Mito seems to feel the same. As they reconnect and the moment goes on, we get to better appreciate their relationship and what the two have been through. Not to mention what they might continue to experience as the story goes on.


This isn't to say SAO Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is bereft of action, drama, and tension. There are definitely critical moments, fun fight scenes, and drama. But as a whole, SAO Progressive movie 2 takes the time to show happier and more solemn moments between characters. The result means that those more heartfelt moments stand out even more. When Kirito and Asuna's relationship comes up. When Mito considers her past. I felt it more, because there's this contrast. At the climax, there's this incredible fight scene with Asuna, Kirito, and the party they've prepared, with an incredible dynamic and choreography.

Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is a heartfelt sort of movie that depends on prior knowledge of the films. Which actually turns out to be a good thing! Because it isn't bogged down with explanations and scene-setting, it can explore important moments in this retelling. This means we can better appreciate the SAO Progressive movie 2 characters and their relationships and interactions. We can explore their motivations. We can see how they feel about one another. It also means there can be a balance and less of a sense of danger and pressure throughout this latest film.

Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is now in theaters outside Japan. People can stream past SAO anime adaptations on Crunchyroll. Yen Press handles the light novels and manga.

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Gamer Empire Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:22 AM
     The first thing that you will usually have to build in RimWorld is walls. These are necessary to make rooms and keep your pawns safe […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:23 AM
     RimWorld has an amazing cast of randomly generated colonists that you can get and help survive. However, at one point, you might start wondering if […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:31 AM
     The developers of RimWorld have decided that many of the best items in the game are almost impossible to get. Medicine is one of the […]

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:29 AM
     The OP, a gaming company, recently held a tournament at Mox Boarding House in Portland and Seattle. The tournament was part of their Road to Gen Con 2023 series, which is designed to give players the chance to compete for prizes and gain experience in competitive gaming. Players competed in games such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars: Destiny. The tournament was a success, with many players enjoying the competition and camaraderie. The OP looks forward to continuing their Road to Gen Con 2023 series and providing more opportunities for gamers to come together and have fun.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:29 AM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, has released their newest miniature figure: Lady Law. This figure is part of the Wild West Exodus range and is the first female lawman in the game. She is a powerful character with a unique backstory, and her arrival marks an exciting new chapter for the game. Players can look forward to adding her to their collections and experiencing all that she brings to the table.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:29 AM
     The Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game is thriving, according to a recent update from Games Workshop. The game has seen an increase in players and new content since its launch in 2019, with new rules, models, and expansions released regularly. Players can now choose from a variety of armies, including the forces of Mordor, Isengard, and Rohan. The game also features a range of scenarios and campaigns for players to enjoy. Games Workshop has also announced plans to continue expanding the game, with more models and rules coming soon.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:29 AM
     In a recent announcement from Warhammer Community, it has been revealed that the legendary Primarch Angron is set to face off against some of the greatest warriors in the galaxy. The Red Angel will be taking on challengers from all corners of the universe in an epic duel to determine who is the strongest. This event promises to be one of the most exciting spectacles in the history of the Warhammer universe and fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome. Who will be able to survive a duel with the Red Angel? Only time will tell.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:29 AM
     The Warhammer 40,000 Grand Narrative is the latest event to take the world by storm. This massive gaming event brings together players from all over the globe to battle it out in a thrilling and immersive narrative-driven campaign. Players will be able to join forces with their friends and allies to create unique stories and experiences as they fight for control of the galaxy. The event also features an array of exciting activities such as painting competitions, tournaments, and more. With its expansive universe and engaging story, the Warhammer 40,000 Grand Narrative is sure to be one of the most exciting events of the year.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:28 AM
     The Warhammer Community recently featured the work of a talented painter who used gallons of red paint to create an impressive miniature of Angron, the Primarch of the World Eaters. The painter, known as 'The Red Angel', used a combination of airbrushing and brushwork to bring the model to life, creating a stunningly detailed piece that captures the character's ferocity and power. The article also includes tips from the painter on how to achieve similar results with your own models. Fans of Warhammer are sure to be impressed by this incredible work of art.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:28 AM
     Mantic Games has released a new board game, Dungeon Adventures, that is sure to excite fans of fantasy and adventure. Players take on the role of daring adventurers exploring a dungeon filled with monsters, traps, and treasures. The game features an innovative card-based system that allows players to customize their characters and create unique stories as they progress through the dungeon. Reviews of the game have been overwhelmingly positive, praising its immersive gameplay and creative mechanics. With its exciting setting and engaging gameplay, Dungeon Adventures is sure to be a hit with gamers of all ages.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:28 AM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, has announced the launch of their newest game, Raise the Dead. This game is a wrestling-themed miniatures game that allows players to create their own teams of undead wrestlers and battle it out in the ring. Players can customize their wrestlers with different moves and abilities, as well as choose from a variety of arenas to fight in. The game also features an innovative dice system that adds an element of chance to the battles. With its unique theme and exciting gameplay, Raise the Dead is sure to be a hit with gamers everywhere.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:28 AM
     TT Combat, a popular tabletop gaming company, has released a teaser for their upcoming Ottoman Corsairs range. The range will feature a variety of models and miniatures inspired by the Ottoman Empire, including ships, infantry, and cavalry. TT Combat is known for their high-quality products and attention to detail, and fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this new range.

Tabletop Gaming News Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:28 AM
     Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a new limited edition version of their popular Harley Quinn: The Suicide Squad trading card set. The MC Pink & Black Edition features a unique design with pink and black backgrounds, as well as exclusive cards featuring the characters from the movie. This special edition set is limited to only 500 sets and includes one autograph card per box. Fans of the movie will be excited to get their hands on this rare collectible.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:37 PM

The edition adds a Survival and New Game Plus Mode

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, February 4, 2023 2:44 PM

Specifically gameplay featured in the game's fifth chapter.

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Feb 04, 08:00

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 7:41 AM
     Sons of the Forest is now early access as devs dodge launch delay

Endnight Games announces that Sons of the Forest will now launch via Steam Early Access. As the much-anticipated follow-up to The Forest, one of the best horror survival games on PC, fans are likely eager to get their hands on this sequel. The good news is that there's no change to the Sons of the Forest release date - rather than any further delays, Endnight has made the choice to instead launch the game in early access.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 7:12 AM
     Armored Core 6 developer says Dark Souls and Elden Ring

It may have been ten years, but the classic FromSoftware mecha and robot game series is back with Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, and a producer at the studio has talked about how the experience of making soulslike games, from Dark Souls to Sekiro and Elden Ring, has "changed" the team and its level of experience, making this Armored Core game the best it can be.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Elden Ring, best action-adventure games, best robot games

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 6:30 AM
     Overwatch 2 map pools to be removed as Blizzard plans new game mode

Blizzard says Overwatch 2 map pools are going away from season 4, telling the community for its multiplayer FPS game, "You were right. We were wrong." The change will also see alterations made to map frequency in rotations, aiming to address Push maps showing up more often than other types. While this change to Overwatch 2 maps won't be here for the season 3 release date, it arrives in season 4, with more tweaks planned beyond that.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:52 AM
     Call of Duty Infected is back in some form for Modern Warfare 2

As an incredibly long-standing and popular FPS game series, the Call of Duty Infected mode has had plenty of unique changes. In fact, Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 2 promise to bring back  the incredibly popular mode from the shooter's long history, as developer Infinity Ward has confirmed that the next season of both of the games will include it - so move over, Halo Zombies.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 4, 2023 4:00 AM

The snowdrops are out! This is still a sign of winter, but it's a sign of winter progressing, and the progress of winter inevitably leads towards spring. Then we'll have the crocus, and iris, and bluebell, and oh spring! I'm overwhelmingly excited by the realisation that come Thursday, sunset in Edinburgh will no longer fall during working hours. Ah, light! Life! But until then, what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on!

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Twinfinite Saturday, February 4, 2023 7:46 AM
     A sh*t, here we go again!

Siliconera Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:00 AM

chaos;head noah overhaul patch

The Committee of Zero uploaded an uncensored overhaul patch for Chaos;Head Noah, and you can find it on its website. The page also leads to a spoiler-free guide if you wish to follow it and get every ending. This patch is available in both English and Japanese, and you can get it for Steam, Steam Deck, GOG, and Nintendo Switch.

The Chaos;Head Noah overhaul patch is not only uncensored, but it also fixes bugs and is an entirely original translation of the story. There are over 150 translated CGs, as well as additional subtitles and songs. The censorship mostly deals with content that Mages had to cut to lower the age rating for the PSP release. This patch will restore all eleven scenes (which are vital for a full experience) and the Lingerie Conversion Patch DLC.

There is a note from the translators explaining why they chose to re-translate Chaos;Head Noah. They strongly state that they support the translators who worked on the official release but they likely had little time or funds to get the translation to the level they wanted. There were so many mistranslations and inconsistencies, as well as out-of-character writing, that that the Committee of Zero had to re-translate it.

Chaos;Head originally came out in 2008, with the enhanced Chaos;Head Noah coming out in 2009. The story follows Takumi Nishijou, who experiences paranoia and hallucinations, which are a key gameplay mechanic. There has been a series of murders in Shibuya, called the "New Generation Madness" case, and Takumi finds himself wrapped up in it.

Chaos;Head Noah is available for the PC and Nintendo Switch, with the overhaul patch being available for all platforms.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 4, 2023 7:16 AM
     Undisputed Worth It 1Boxing games used to come out all the time. EA pumped out new Fight Night iterations regularly and there was usually a steady flow of other titles. But the genre kind of dried up over the years. Undisputed entered Early Access the other day and I knew I had to give it a shot. It'd been far too long since I last jumped into a boxing game and I was eager to experience something new. The game has no estimate for when it will be completed but there's very clearly a long way to go for the title. But the question stands – is Undisputed worth it in Early Access? When I say Undisputed is Early Access, I mean that even more than what that usually entails. As soon as I entered the tutorial I was bombarded with placeholder text. For whatever reason, the tutorial appeared to be broken for me. The first couple of sections mostly required me to move, only moving didn't fulfill the criteria. After a few minutes of flailing and hoping the moves would register, I promptly ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 4, 2023 6:10 AM
     Forza Horizon 5 Stone Lanterns Ek Balam Hear Me Roar Photo ChallengeEk Balam is one of the locations in the massive map of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5. Surrounded by lush fields and Mayan ruins that dot the countryside, this area is rich in history. Likewise, you'll also visit it if you wish to complete an objective. Here's our guide to help you find Stone Lanterns at Ek Balam in Forza Horizon 5 so you can do the Hear Me Roar photo challenge. Note: For more information, check out our Forza Horizon 5 guides and features hub.   Forza Horizon 5 – Where to find the Stone Lanterns in Ek Balam (Hear Me Roar photo challenge) Looking for the Stone Lanterns in Ek Balam is a task in Forza Horizon 5's Summer – Wet Season festival. In the Hear Me Roar photo challenge, you'll need to drive any Toyota or Lexus car and take a pic in the specified area. Screenshot by PC Invasion The Stone Lanterns in Ek Balam are in the southeastern portion of the Forza Horizon 5 map. It's just south of the Gran Pantano barn find and east o...

Gaming on PC Saturday, February 4, 2023 4:39 AM
     Naughty Dog announced this week that the highly anticipated PC port of The Last of US Part I has been delayed to March 28th. Read more after the jump.

Feb 04, 00:00

GamersHeroes Friday, February 3, 2023 7:11 PM

The upcoming expansion for Nine Rocks Games and THQ Nordic's Way of the Hunter, Aurora Shores, will transport players to a land of rainforests and icy mountain peaks.

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Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 5:50 PM



Kotaku Friday, February 3, 2023 5:01 PM

There are many gifts to be found on self-proclaimed "video game siren" Velvet Caveat's TikTok, like gay Team Rocket and, most recently, an electric blue Gyrados puppet holding down Ariana Grande's part of "Rain On Me" during a lip-sync performance.


Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:55 PM

Guilty Gear Strive Bridget Figure Uses Return of the Killing Machine

In addition to being an opportunity to show off painted and unpainted prototypes, Kotobukiya made announcements at Kotobukiya Collection 2023 [Winter]. One of them involved Guilty Gear. The company is now working on a Guilty Gear Strive figure of Bridget in the midst of the Return of the Killing Machine Overdrive.

Here's the official announcement for the Guilty Gear Strive Bridget figure. As she's still early in development, there's no prototype. Only an image appeared of her alongside Roger. However, we do know the finished figure will be a 1/7th scale one.

As a reminder, here's how Return of the Killing Machine looks when Bridget uses the move in Guilty Gear Strive. You can see it at the four minute mark in Arc System Works' Starter Guide for the character.

This isn't the only figure of Bridget in development. There will also be a Spiritale one of her.

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 11:40 PM

First Star Trek Bishoujo Figure is a Vulcan

Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line of figures involves Shunya Yamashita creating new visions of characters, then merchandise being produced. A number of folks from shows, movies, and games are a part of the line. Now at Kotobukiya Collection 2023 [Winter], it confirmed a Star Trek Vulcan Science Officer is in development.

Here's the official announcement for the Star Trek Bishoujo figure reveal. Keep in mind this is just a teaser. Only a silhouette for the woman is shown. The finished figure will be a 1/7th one.

It is important to note that the Bishoujo line often involves female versions of existing male characters. For example, there's one of the female version of Terry Bogard from SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Also, there are three Transformers figures of Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Bumblebee as attractive women. As this description notes it is a Vulcan Science Officer and she is giving the Vulcan salute, there is a chance this could end up being a figure of Spock as a woman. However, it could also be a generic female Vulcan Science Officer as well.

Kotobukiya didn't announce when it plans to officially reveal the identity of the Star Trek Bishoujo Vulcan Science Officer figure. There's also no release window for it yet.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:25 PM

Trigun Stampede Figure of Vash in the Works

One of the Kotobukiya Collection 2023 [Winter] announcements involved an unpainted prototype of a new take on an old character. The company is working on a scale figure of Vash the Stampede from Trigun Stampede. It will be a part of the ARTFX J line. As it is still early in development, there's no release date yet.

Here's Kotobukiya's English tweet announcing the figure, which also showed the unpainted concept. It will be a 1/8th scale one. The official announcement page noted that they wanted it to look as though Vash is in the middle of a fight against enemies, with his gun also on display. Also, to note his desire to protect, the figure's base makes it look like there's a town in the background.

As a reminder, Trigun Stampede is a reboot of the story and series. It features new character designs for characters like Vash. It is currently airing in Japan.

There's no release date yet for the Trigun Stampede Vash the Stampede figure. Both Trigun and Trigun Stampede are streaming on Crunchyroll. Dark Horse handled the manga localizations.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:15 PM

Tales of Arise Dohalim Figure Prototype Shared

Way back in December 2021, Kotobukiya announced it would release a figure of Dohalim from Tales of Arise. Now, it seems one step closer to it being available. The company started sharing images of in-development figures at various stages on February 3, 2023 as part of a Kotobukiya Collection 2023 [Winter] event. Among them was an unpainted prototype of Dohalim.

First, here's the official announcement tweet. It includes a link to the official site. There, it notes Dohalim will be a 1/8 scale figure.

Dohalim isn't the only Tales of Arise figure from Kotobukiya. A number of others showed up. For example, Rinwell pre-orders opened back in April 2022. Also, back when Dohalim was announced, the company also showed off an Alphen prototype.

As a reminder, Dohalim is one of the six playable characters in the game. He's the Renan Lord of Elde Menancia. He's known for both his artes and ability to attack with a rod, which he can be seen wielding in this figure.

There's no release date yet for the Tales of Arise Dohalim figure. Tales of Arise is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 PM

demon slayer upper kizuki

Ufotable uploaded a short trailer for Demon Slayer, showing off the remaining Upper Kizuki members. So far, the anime has introduced three (technically four) of the six. Akaza was a major antagonist in the Mugen Train Arc, whereas Gyutaro and Daki were the main antagonists for the Entertainment District Arc. The Entertainment District Arc for the anime also ended with a teaser of Douma.

You can watch the trailer here:


The trailer quickly shows off the Upper Kizuki members, as well as a quote from them. Aside from introducing them, it also reveals the cast members for Kizuki who have not yet appeared in the show. In order of appearance in the trailer, the voice actors for them are:

  • Akaza: Akira Ishida (Gaara in Naruto)
  • Gyutaro: Ryota Ohsaka (Bennett in Genshin Impact)
  • Gyokko: Kosuke Toriumi (Imaizumi in Yowamushi Pedal)
  • Hantengu: Toshio Furukawa (Ace in One Piece)
  • Douma: Mamoru Miyano (Ryuji in Persona 5)
  • Kokushibou: Ryotaro Okiayu (Toriko in Toriko)

Though she is not in the trailer, as she is technically a part of Gyutaro, Daki was also an Upper Kizuki.

Demon Slayer Season 3 will cover the Swordsmith Village Arc from the manga. It will air some time in April 2023. Two members of the Upper Kizuki will appear as antagonists during that arc. Meanwhile, we already know that the Love Pillar (Mitsuri) and the Mist Pillar (Muichiro) will heavily feature as Tanjiro's allies.

Demon Slayer is readily available for streaming via Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Hulu.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 PM

Armored Core VI interview

In an interview during the Taipei Games Show 2023, Producer Yasunori Ogura gave new details about Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon development and gameplay. The game was announced during the 25th Anniversary of the franchise in 2022, and will arrive 10 years after the release of the last Armored Core entry. Ogura talked about the setting of the game, how FromSoftware's experience with the Dark Souls series and Elden Ring is shaping the development, and Hidetaka Miyazaki's involvement in the title. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

When asked about Hidetaka Miyazaki's involvement, Ogura said in the interview that FromSoft's president participated in the early stages of development under the title of "Initial Game Director." Miyazaki was in charge of deciding the direction of both maps and action. Meanwhile, Ogura is in charge of reexamining the way robot parts and customization works, how they affect player freedom, and the actions that can be performed with each different part. As for gameplay, like in previous entries, Armored Core VI will include barriers, quad legs, and pile bunker among other returning equipment. Ogura also said that the trailer already included many elements hidden within, in terms of equipment for the mechs.

In regards to the budget for Armored Core VI, Ogura said that they are utilizing more resources than they had in the past for the series. Additionally, FromSoftware's knowledge and experience gained with the development of Elden Ring and the Dark Souls series is helping the developers in creating an action game that combines all the concepts that make the Armored Core series work.

As for gameplay difficulty, Armored Core VI will be classic FromSoftware fare. In typical Armored Core fashion, combat will be dynamic and flashy, and mechs will move at breakneck speeds. Boss encounters will be challenging to overcome, with players needing to pay close attention to attack patterns and choose mech parts accordingly. Likewise, a mix of close quarters and long-range combat will be key to overcome these challenges.

Ogura said that the main story won't be connected to other games. It will be exclusively single player, but an online arena will be available. The subtitle "Fires of Rubicon" refers to the setting of the game, the planet Rubicon 3, home to a new energy source that caused turmoil and conflict between companies, organizations, and mercenaries.

You can check out the reveal trailer below.


Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is in development and will come out on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 6:00 PM

unannounced vanillaware title

The unannounced game that Atlus and Vanillaware teased back in 2019 is at the end of its development cycle. This news comes from an interview about GrimGrimoire OnceMore that Nintenderos had with George Kamitani of Vanillaware. The trailer for this title first appeared as an extra feature in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue. In an interview with Siliconera, the title also came up. [Thanks, Gematsu and Nintenderos!]

During our interview with Vanillaware about GrimGrimoire OnceMore, Kamitami mentioned that the development team "may or may not be working on a similar, yet totally different project" from Grand Knights History. Of course, this is not a direct confirmation from Vanillaware as to the identity of the unannounced game. Yoshio Nishimura also mentioned "a major project within the company" that made it difficult to start development on GrimGrimoire OnceMore.

You can watch the trailer for the unannounced Vanillaware game here:


The trailer shows a fantasy world. Who appears to be the protagonist is standing near an army on horseback. After we see him, the game shows a coat of arms with Vanillaware's name on it. Though the trailer appeared at the end of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue, that does not mean this unannounced title will be the same genre or have the same game flow.

Vanillaware has almost finished development on its unannounced title and more information on it will come out some time in the future. Atlus will publish it.

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Siliconera Friday, February 3, 2023 5:00 PM

Persona 3 Portable songs

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:

  1. "Memories of You"
  2. "The Battle for Everyone's Souls"
  3. "Mass Destruction"
  4. "Burn My Dread "
  5. "Burn My Dread -Last Battle-"
  6. "When The Moon's Reaching Out Stars"
  7. "Wiping All Out"
  8. "Time"
  9. "A Way of Life"
  10. "Deep Breath Deep Breath"

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.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 7:36 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 7:00 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 3, 2023 5:07 PM
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