GamersHeroes Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:10 AM
You have probably seen many cabinets with a large lock on them as you explore Hogwarts. This guide on How To Open Locked Cabinets In Hogwarts Legacy explains how they can be opened as unlike locked doors and gates, there doesn't appear to be a lock level or anything that suggests they can be opened.
GamersHeroes Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:06 AM
The Room of Requirement is one of the best parts of the entire game. This guide on Where To Find The Room Of Requirement In Hogwarts Legacy tells you where to find this unique room as you can use it to identify magical items, and you can also decorate it freely with tons of useful items and decorations.
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GamersHeroes Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:03 AM
Scattered around Hogwarts are treasure chests with a huge eyeball on it. This guide on How To Open Chests With An Eye In Hogwarts Legacy explains the unique method used to unlock these chests because as soon as you approach, the eye notices you and seals the chest shut, meaning you are unable to open it and get the loot inside.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:35 PM
Twitch isn't just a place where artificial intelligence festers and drama proliferates. It's also a useful organizational platform for raising awareness around and funds for various global causes, which is exactly what a handful of big-name streamers, like Ben "CohhCarnage" Cassell and Hasan "Hasanabi" Piker, are…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:28 PM
If you've played any of the Pokémon games, you know the series is a heavily iterative one. Each new game makes some notable (or not so notable) strides over the last. But while each of these games builds upon what came before, they're also full of differentiation that gives them all their own strengths and weaknesses.…
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FromSoftware's mammoth role-playing game Elden Ring features six different endings, all with their own proportions of esotericism. The Age of Fracture ending, for example, really only requires you to beat the game, while other endings like the Age of Duskborn or Blessing of Despair need you to follow a series of…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:25 PM
We're barely one-twelfth of the way through 2023 and a surprising number of games are already about to get killed off, as devs have announced their impending deaths. Normally, we'd reserve this list for the end-of-the-year round-up, but we're ringing the death knell early because, with 15 games already lined up for…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:35 AM
YouTube has graced us with a cavalcade of Mass Effect edits, from mans1ay3r's iconic "we'll bang okay" to this radical Mass Effect 2 Suicide Squad mashup trailer. Now there's a new Mass Effect YouTube video that's taken the fandom by storm, and at the helm of the Normandy is the most unlikely hero we never knew we…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:30 AM
You can keep your console wars, I just want the pretty peripherals. Xbox keeps providing them with their latest controller color scheme, Stellar Shift, and I can't help but wonder if Xbox looked at the space-themed PlayStation controllers from a few years back and went, "Yeahhhh, we can do that better."
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Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:40 AM
So, you've been watching The Last of Us on HBO and are thinking about getting into the larger franchise? While it does seem pretty straightforward, there's a bit of external media worth checking out to get the full sense of the series. Here's a rundown on how to get the full Last of Us experience.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:36 AM
Nintendo announced a 20 percent Switch sales drop in its latest financial report, but still plans to institute a 10 percent pay raise, the company told investors Tuesday. While it's unclear if that hike will trickle down to temporary contractors at the Mario maker's North American headquarters, some there say they've…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:30 AM
Nintendo dropped the news suddenly this morning: it will host its next Nintendo Direct livestream at 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, February 8. Oh, OK!
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:52 PM
What are the Hogwarts Legacy system requirements? This Harry Potter open-world game doesn't require a powerful system to run, but some parts of the Hogwarts Legacy specs could prove troublesome for ageing gaming PCs.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:33 PM
The Destiny 2 Strand subclass has piqued fans' interest in advance of the Lightfall DLC. It's been a while since Guardians have gotten their hands on a new set of abilities, so prepare to be bombarded with time and space once the new subclass is unleashed on the Destiny 2 community.
Bungie enticed fans with a first look at the Destiny 2 Strand subclass when it teased its forthcoming Destiny 2 Lightfall DLC. The new Darkness power joins the ranks of Arc, Solar, Void, and Stasis, giving players even more diversity in how they set up their favourite Destiny 2 classes. While the Lightfall preview gave us a first look at the new subclass, more details arose in the following weeks. Here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2's Strand subclass, which is coming soon to the free PC game.
Continue reading Destiny 2 Strand subclass guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:01 PM
In the wake of the Riot Games hack, the MOBA's developer has revealed League of Legends patch 13.3 - but unfortunately, it isn't going to launch on time. As the devs continue to examine the damage, we'll need to wait a little longer for the Ahri and Aurelion Sol reworks.How much have I spent on League of Legends?, League of Legends patch 13.1, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:42 PM
A new Destiny 2 Strand subclass trailer sheds some light on how Guardians will become endowed with the Darkness subclass upon the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date and offers some insight into the abilities for the game's Warlock, Hunter, and Titan subclasses in the FPS game. Released alongside a blog post that covers the Strand subclass, the Weave, and the threads that hold it together in detail, the trailer depicts Osiris, recently awakened from his slumber by a tea made from the Relics of Nezarec, explaining Strand to Destiny 2's Young Wolf.
Continue reading Destiny 2 Strand trailer ties together the loose threadsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:44 PM
Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.
Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels, which is something you'll want to maximise your chances for with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date on the horizon. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty. You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you'll need to get a squad together.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:27 PM
Weapons and characters in Warhammer 40k Darktide have gotten some needed tweaks in the latest update, which is out now. The latest Darktide patch, which updates the Warhammer 40k co-op game to version 1.0.25, fixes and tweaks each of the four Darktide classes and adjusts a bunch of weapons, fixing some visual bugs and balancing damage output.
Continue reading Warhammer 40k Darktide update rebalances characters and weaponsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:45 PM
Using the best Hogwarts Legacy settings can feel like casting a magic spell on your PC, providing a significant performance boost at seemingly little to no cost. Typically, open-world games are among the most demanding, so these options should help you maintain a more consistent frame rate as you explore everything Hogwarts Legacy has to offer.
Continue reading Best Hogwarts Legacy settings and PC optionsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:43 PM
We finally have some new Star Wars Jedi Survivor gameplay, as Apex Legends and Fallen Order developer Respawn unveils new environments, dual lightsaber combat, and the planet Koboh in the Star Wars game, ahead of the next chapter for Cal Kestis and the upcoming Jedi Survivor release date.
Continue reading New Star Wars Jedi Survivor gameplay shows off lightsabers and KobohMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Star Wars games, Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, Star Wars Jedi Survivor system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:39 PM
Is Hogwarts Legacy romance in the game? We all know that there was some flirting in the Harry Potter books before the titular wizard himself started dating Ginny Weasley towards the end of his time at Hogwarts. But whether there are any Hogwarts Legacy romance options is another question entirely.
There are plenty of Hogwarts Legacy characters to get to know during your journey through the fifth year at the school of witchcraft and wizardry. Some may even pique your interest a little because there are lots of dialogue options to get to know your fellow students and professors further in this RPG game. This is what you need to know about romance in Hogwarts Legacy.
Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy romance options explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:35 PM
If you're wondering how to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, wonder no more. There's plenty of opportunity to refresh your wardrobe to ensure you're flaunting the best stats and style, but when it comes to changing your character itself, there's only one place to go.
After so many hours spent in the RPG game, it may be time to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy to better reflect your character as they develop during their time at Hogwarts with their companions. Having the freedom to change your appearance in a sprawling open-world game is a foregone conclusion, and you don't have to stray far from Hogwarts to make it happen.
Continue reading How to change appearance in Hogwarts LegacyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:35 PM
I hate Valentine's Day. Every year it's some overly cringy Hallmark expression of 'love' that equates real human feelings to gifts, love hearts, chocolates, and absolutely dreadful romantic comedies. Even the best PC games have been lured into this sugar-coated, rose-tinted world, offering a vast array of different Valentine's cosmetics for players to pick up to twin with their in-game crush. This year, though, the FFXIV Valentine's event finally broke that mould.
Continue reading FFXIV Valentine's event is the self-love letter I needed growing upMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:31 PM
Genshin Impact banners rotate every few weeks on a precise schedule, and we always know what to expect thanks to regular updates from Hoyoverse. The developer of the anime game always keeps its fans in the loop with regular Twitter posts and livestreams, so you can plan where you want to spend your hard-earned Primogems.
With a two to three-week turnaround for banners, the roster of Genshin Impact characters is always changing, and the free PC game regularly introduces two new characters to wish for. Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There's also a Genshin Impact Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner and changes weapons every update.
Continue reading What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:10 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 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:23 PM
Is Diagon Alley in Hogwarts Legacy for your shopping needs and sword-crossing dispute negotiations, or is the famous location omitted from the magical RPG? Well, there are certainly plenty of places to pick up your educational supplies, but these are mostly dotted around the legendary Hogsmeade in Scotland - far from the London streets in which Diagon Alley is located.
The Hogwarts Legacy map might be huge, but is it big enough to extend across the UK? Floo Flame locations would give us the ability to travel between the two, but this doesn't necessarily mean the secrets of Diagon Alley are available to us in Hogwarts Legacy.
Continue reading Is Diagon Alley in Hogwarts Legacy?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:24 PM
Want to know which Hogwarts Legacy characters will be attending school alongside you, teaching you the ways of the wizarding world, or leading you to trouble in Diagon Alley?
With so many iconic characters from the Harry Potter series to pick from like the Niffler from Fantastic Beasts, to heroes such as Cedric Diggory, and even the villainous Lucius Malfoy - but do any of them appear in the open-world game? Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy, for example? Or Hagrid? We've compiled a list of every character in Hogwarts Legacy featuring both new and returning characters from the Harry Potter series.
Continue reading All Hogwarts Legacy charactersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:22 PM
Want to know about all of the Hogwarts Legacy beasts? If you've seen trailers for the latest game in the Harry Potter universe, chances are you've seen some of the many magical creatures you can give a peaceful home to. Creatures as small as a Niffler, or as tall as the Graphorn, can have a chance to escape the harsh realities of the outside world and live in peace.
Accessed via the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement, the Vivarium is a serene garden where you can keep some of these fantastic beasts as pets. It's just one of the many places you can explore in Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world game with the potential to be one of the best PC games this year. Depending on which house you are sorted into, you can access one of the many Hogwarts Legacy common rooms to chill out and relax after hours of playing the main campaign. However, nothing is more relaxing than playing ball with an adorable Mooncalf, so we encourage you to spend some time taking care of these fantastic beasts.
Continue reading All Hogwarts Legacy beasts and where to find themMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:07 PM
Default browsers don't tend to be best optimised for gamers. In fact, many of the popular browsers that most PC users will find themselves using eat up RAM and slow down some of the best browser games. On top of this issue, most browsers don't exactly have a robust set of features tailored towards power-users. That's why it's time for gamers to step up their browser game.
Continue reading Your browser is broken – time to try Opera GX instead
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:18 PM
The best VR headset could take your gaming PC setup to the next level, especially if you're looking to play games like Half-Life: Alyx, Beat Saber, and Resident Evil 4. Sure, today's virtual reality tech is more Lawnmower Man than Ready Player One, but concepts like the metaverse and augmented reality (AR) are all seemingly a part of what's to come.
Continue reading Best VR headset 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:44 AM
This Genshin Impact leak claims that HoYoverse may be planning to add a Geo cat girl who hails from Inazuma. There are literally only three other members of the cat-like Kätzlein bloodline in the anime game at this point, and they all live in Mondstadt. If this info turns out to be true, it'll be interesting to see the connections between Diona's family and the Inazuman newcomer - if there are any at all.
Continue reading Genshin Impact is adding an Inazuman Geo cat girl, according to leakMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:41 AM
A new patch has arrived for Valheim, the lo-fi Viking survival game it seems everyone's been talking about since it arrived in Early Access. Valheim update 0.213.4 introduces a couple new items, makes some key balancing changes to the new Mistlands biome, and fixes the boss doors so you can't sneak through them with a bit of tricky mining anymore. There's also a fetching new fishing hat.
Continue reading Valheim patch fixes Mistlands portals and adds a new fishing hatMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Valheim system requirements, Valheim building tips, Valheim progression guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:40 AM
Finding the Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flame locations will be essential to making your life easier as you travel around the huge magical world. Sticking true to wizarding world lore, Floo Flames allow magic-users to travel between locations, though it looks like they won't be restricted to classic fireplaces.
We know that the open-world game boasts a massive map, so fast travel in Hogwarts Legacy will help you get around quicker. Of course, you need to manually travel to each Floo Flame location before you unlock it, but once you've seen them all, you can dart between the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms and Hogsmeade, from the Crossed Wands duelling club to the Forbidden Forest, or between individual Gobstone locations in no time.
Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flame locations and how to fast travelMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:29 AM
Want to know more about Hogwarts Legacy challenges? As if there wasn't enough to do in your first year as a student at the famed school for Witchcraft and Wizardry, you also have a whole bunch of tasks you can complete. The challenges menu is where you can find all of the side quests, as well as field pages, exploration and combat tasks, and quests that need the Room of Requirement to finish.
These Hogwarts Legacy challenges will likely make up a significant part of the RPG game's completion criteria. If you're wondering how long Hogwarts Legacy is and how close you are to finishing everything, this menu will be a good indicator of how far you have to go. There are five different challenge types throughout Hogwarts Legacy, each requiring you to specialise in various activities. Some are combat-focused, while others ask you to travel across the Scottish highlands.
Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy challenges explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:20 AM
As a new Hogwarts student, you need to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages in order to catch up with the rest of your schoolmates. The Hogwarts staff and the Ministry of Magic have entrusted you with the Wizard's Field Guide, a special book that has the ability to discover opportunities for students to learn and grow.
There are well over 100 Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages hidden around Hogwarts' school grounds alone, and plenty more in the surrounding countryside. Each one you collect grants experience points, with those revealed via Revelio bestowing some knowledge about the location or artefact. You've got quite a bit to learn as a fifth-year student, so if you want to catch up to the other Hogwarts Legacy characters, it's important to fill in as many field guide pages as you can in the PC game. Here's everything we know about the field guide pages in Hogwarts Legacy.
Continue reading Where to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pagesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:13 AM
The highly anticipated System Shock demo is available right now as part of Steam Next Fest. This free demo drops ahead of the System Shock release date, which will see the '90s FPS game revitalised and modernised almost 30 years later.
Continue reading System Shock demo available right now for iconic FPS game remakeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best old games , Best FPS games , Best space games
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:51 AM
The Hogwarts Legacy Magic Neep location is a bit tricky to locate, but you'll need to visit the greengrocer for all your magical neep and tatty needs - I mean, to complete the Welcome to Hogsmeade task at the start of your story. You'll even get some free supplies for your efforts.
The Magic Neep is a bit out of the way and isn't located near other shops in the area, so if you're struggling to find the shop selling plants and seeds on the vast Hogwarts Legacy map, we've highlighted it for you below. Hogwarts Legacy could be one of the best PC games of 2023, and The Magic Neep and your first trip to Hogsmeade just marks the beginning of your massive magical journey. If you want to know how long Hogwarts Legacy is, we've got a separate guide for that, but for now let's concentrate on navigating Hogsmeade and finding The Magic Neep.
Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy Magic Neep locationMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hogwarts Legacy release date, All Hogwarts Legacy spells, Hogwarts Legacy system requirements
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:00 PM
Between tax returns, terrible weather, and rank Tory corruption, 2023's opening act has put me in a right foul mood. So foul, in fact, that I could quite happily kill something (in a game). I want to hack something to death, with sharp implements in some sort of virtual environment. Oh, what's this hiding down the back of the sofa? Why, it's Blade And Sorcery, a VR game about hacking people to death in a virtual environment. How fortunate!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:54 AM
Space management sim The Last Starship has moved early access plans forward from a hazy Spring release to next week on February 15th. Coming from Prison Architect's devs, Last Starship has you build and customise your own fleet of spacecraft before taking them on various missions. If you want to try this spaceship builder now, there's a free demo available on Steam as part of Steam's Next Fest.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:31 AM
You know, I always figured I'd be great at making potions. As a kid, I was obsessed with pulling things out of cupboards and combining them into a bowl. Shampoo, bubble bath and toothpaste. Salad cream, yeast and lemonade. These concoctions were the result of pure genius, a brilliant mind capable of harmonising with ingredients on a sub-atomic level to create combinations that were beyond the capabilities of any known god. My Mam was only shouting at me because she didn't understand. These were my elixirs! Sup from this bowl and taste the future of human evolution! Yes, I know this is the same bowl we're also sick into when we're not feeling well, but you also bake in it so let's not start being picky.
As I got older, It became apparent my future was not in alchemy. Someone who puts baby corn into a bolognese clearly doesn't posses the skill to create balanced mixtures. And yet, Potionomics has wrenched the rotting corpse of that childhood fantasy right out of its grave. Finally, here is a suitable outlet for my feats of fantastical alchemy.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:10 AM
Crucial's 3200MT/s CL22 laptop RAM is a great upgrade for gaming laptops with slower DDR4 memory, and now you can pick up a 2x8GB kit for £33 with the use of a 10% code at Crucial's UK site. To get this price, use code 10CRUCIAL at the checkout.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:06 AM
Celeste was a delight to play when it launched in 2018 - a pixel-perfect platformer, filled with catchy earworms, and emotional revelations. After completing Celeste all I really wanted was, well, more Celeste. It seems I wasn't alone, as over 350 fans have collaborated on Celeste Strawberry Jam, the "largest collaborative project in Celeste history." The mega-mod is adding 111 stages, five difficulty modes, and over 8 hours of original music on February 17th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:57 AM
PCIe 4.0 SSDs are a great option for cutting down game load times, especially in this exciting time of actual DirectStorage 1.1 games being around, and today there's a good deal on the Netac NV7000, a high-end 'second-gen' PCIe 4.0 SSD that can hit read speeds up to 7000MB/s and write speeds of 6700MB/s - impressive stuff.
It's down from £196 to £157, thanks to a 20% off voucher you tick on the product page at Amazon UK, and well worth picking up for that price - especially as the drive comes with a heatsink attached.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:30 AM
Last week, I finished the free Tomb Raider DLC for PowerWash Simulator, in which you pressure-blast scum off Lara Croft's ancestral home. It's a great DLC, not just because it has loads of nods to the older Tomb Raider games, but also because if you're just in it for the powerwashing, you've got some lovely levels to clean, with nooks and crannies and satisfying walls to scour. My favourite thing about it, however, is that it kind of canonically confirms Lara is an ass.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM
Hello folks! As you may have spotted last week, this year we're going to be compiling a new series of game genre lists, as voted for by you, the RPS readership. They're essentially going to be your versions of our own Bestest Best lists, and to kick things off (and to celebrate the upcoming launch of Company Of Heroes 3 later this month), we're asking you to vote for your favourite strategy games of all time. Want to get involved? Here's how.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:44 AM
We've seen Austin Powers take a stab at running the Normandy, but the 60s spy is probably too old school to be fighting Reapers in the year 2183. The head of the Normandy requires a modern managerial style, someone with the diplomatic skills necessary to bring the galaxy together. So, obviously, the natural choice to replace Commander Shepard is… Michael Scott? Someone made a video editing The Office's nutty boss into scenes from the Mass Effect trilogy, and the results are hilarious.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:05 AM
Relax, friend. That momentary disappointment you feel at the prospect of no new Legend being added with Season 16 of Apex Legends? Allow me to assuage it with exciting news about what the devs have been working on instead. Namely - a complete rework of the Legend classes and perks system; a new top-tier burst Assault Rifle; a rotating playlist of limited time modes, including the new Team Deathmatch mode; improved onboarding for new players; and much more.
Read more about all the major changes coming with Apex Legends Revelry on Tuesday 14th February below, and join me as I aggressively chew the walls in anticipation of the five new character classes that are about to shake up the Legend meta.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:57 PM
Complete the trio of Darkness subclasses please!
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:26 PM
The devil's in the details.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:56 AM
A new Nintendo Direct is on its way soon.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:53 AM
Destiny 2 x Marvel!!
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:30 AM
It's pirates versus space martial artists in this battle to decide which is the best Shonen!
Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:30 PM
While Fire Emblem Engage isn't a gacha game, it does have a gacha mechanic with its Bond Rings. When in the Emblem Ring chamber and menu in The Somniel, it is possible to use Bond Fragments to get Bond Rings. These offer brief boosts and, in the case of some S-rank ones, skills for the character who equips them. However, not every one can get a skill attached. So here are some S-rank Bond Rings you should shoot for in Fire Emblem Engage, especially Alm's Windsweep and Claude's Wind God.
Editor's Note: There will be spoilers for some Fire Emblem Engage Bond Rings below.
As a reminder, to get an S-rank Bond Ring in Fire Emblem Engage, you can either roll for one or combine ones you already have to get the best version of it. It is 100 Bond Fragments to "roll" for one ring, and 1,000 to roll for ten. To meld them, you need both multiples of the rings and Bond Fragments. So getting to an Alm Windsweep S-rank ring in Fire Emblem Engage would mean start with, say, two Alm C-rank rings and 100 Bond Fragments to start that journey. To get Alm S, you'd need 4 Alm A Bond Rings and 10,000 Bond Fragments.
Fire Emblem Engage is available for the Nintendo Switch.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Square Enix's Theatrhythm Final Bar Line blends RPG elements with traditional rhythm game gameplay. While the series lived on for some time in Japan through an arcade cabinet exclusive release, the latest title in the series will appear on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Siliconera was given the opportunity to talk to several key members of the development team, including Producer Ichiro Hazama, Series Director Masanobu Suzui, and Director Tsukasa Okayasu.
Kazuma Hashimoto: Did you expect international audiences to be so excited when Theatrhythm Final Bar Line was announced?
Masanobu Suzui: We were definitely very nervous and excited at the same time. It has been quite some time since the release of a title within the Theatrhythm series, with the last one being eleven years ago in 2012. It's been around eight years since the release of the last Final Fantasy-related title in the series. But it's been great for us to know that the fans have had such a positive reaction to the announcement of this game, and some of us on the production and development side of the game are very excited as well. Some of us are still nervous and wondering if people will buy the game, if they will enjoy it, so there are definitely those kinds of heightened emotions are at play.
What impacted your decision to include songs from other popular or classic Square Enix titles into Theatrhythm Final Bar Line?
Suzui: So regarding the title, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, the "final bar line" refers to the very last line of a musical score. And this title has been conceived by Tetsuya Nomura, so we went into it thinking that this would be the very last Theatrhythm tile that we were going to create. So this increased the number of Final Fantasy-related songs we wanted to include, and on top of that we thought that we would want to include songs from other Square Enix titles as well, just because this will be the very last one. So for other Square Enix title games this was going to be handled by the DLC.
What went into balancing the multiplayer mode given that players can create their own teams of characters that have unique abilities and roles in Theatrhythm?
Suzui: What the development team was looking into was really diving into the RPG elements of this rhythm action game. So it's really intended to be a consumer game, not just a rhythm game, but we wanted to play on the RPG elements where players can raise and strengthen their characters as a gameplay element as well.
And as for the multiplayer aspect, there's an interesting part in going into battle where you can get really strategic with how you approach it using the characters in your party. For example, you can strive for a maximum HP build and making sure that you're never defeated, or you can focus on offense — attacking enemies, and launching summons. There are many different ways you can play, this includes defeating bosses.
So, keeping in mind the different character abilities, there are many different ways to strategize, which is the central concept of the game, especially for multiplayer.
Are there any songs from other Square Enix titles you would like to see added if another Theatrhythm game were to be released in the future?
Suzui: There are many things that we wanted to include, which include some songs from animes. But due to many differing opinions within the team, along with legal reasons, we started out with a masterlist, and chose and selected from there. There were definitely some strong personal opinions that loved certain songs, but there were a lot of discussions that went into determining the final list, along with input from players as well.
As for one song, there was a staff member that really wanted the songs from Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light included. This didn't get realized until twelve years later, but now they're finally included. And it's been really exciting.
Are there any Final Fantasy characters the team would like to add in any future installments that didn't make it into Final Bar Line?
Suzui: Yes, definitely. We can say the same for the characters as well, but we did decide that you would need a minimum of four characters from each of the numbered titles, being Final Fantasy I through Final Fantasy XV. For example, from Final Fantasy IV or VI that has a huge number of characters, there are many more that could be included, but due to many passionate discussions with the team, it became a final list of the characters that you see today.
What was the decision to add antagonists from the Final Fantasy series as party members?
Suzui: Hazama has been the producer for Dissidia, so coming from that background he really wanted the villains to be playable. That went into the decision of making the antagonists playable, also they're strong characters so it could be a lot of fun to raise them and grow them in the game and that was his thinking behind the decision.
Depending on sales, is there a chance Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line will appear on PC or Microsoft platforms?
Ichiro Hazama: There are no current plans for PC release. Obviously, a PC release wouldn't be ready for its February launch, but it's something that we'll take into consideration.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line releases on February 16, 2023 on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and DLC will appear in multiple season passes.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:30 PM
Taito will offer a playable build of the arcade version of Street Fighter 6 at JAEPO 2023. Formally titled Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade, this Japan-only version will be available to play for people attending JAEPO 2023 (Japan Amusement Expo 2023) on February 10 and 11, 2023. The expo will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition in Chiba, and the cabinet will be available in the Hall 9, A-2, Taito booths section of the convention center. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]
Japanese Street Fighter professional players Kazunoko and Dogura will be assisting the event as special guests and will play live on stage. The playable version available at the event is a build still in development, and because of this, Taito warns players that some features might be different from the final release of the game. Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade doesn't have an official release date yet, but its console version sibling is scheduled to release on June 2, 2023.
Capcom has been sharing some Street Fighter 6 matches to promote the game. These include matches between classic characters like Dee Jay & Dhalsim, and newcomers Marisa & Manon.
Street Fighter 6 will release for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 2, 2023. Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade is being developed by Taito, and it will release sometime in 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:00 PM
In 2023, the Resident Evil: Vendetta CG sequel movie Resident Evil: Death Island will appear. However, people can get a peek at it ahead of launch. The first teaser trailer appeared, showing off what Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy will have to deal with in the new film. [Thanks, IGN!]
This trailer is an incredibly brief one. It spends 30 seconds showing off some major characters, locations, and enemies in the Resident Evil: Death Island movie. Things begin in Alcatraz Island. A number of zombies are lumbering through the prison. Then, we see Leon S. Kennedy on the street, checking a phone and looking at records that show Alcatraz and note some infected people, like a person named Shiosawa, went to the prison. After that, we see somebody putting down a coffee cup with the name "Rebecca" on it, perhaps referring to Rebecca Chambers. After that, we see what looks like Chris Redfield heading on a ferry to Alcatraz.
From there, the video gets more unsettling. Some infected, mutated creatures are let loose in a cage underwater. There are also zombies throughout the prison, assaulting visitors. There also appears to be a woman with short hair, hidden in shadows, walking down a staircase. At the very end, it looks like Jill Valentine is practicing at a gun range.
Asa reminder, the movie Resident Evil: Vendetta appeared in 2017. It featured Rebecca, Chris, and Leon dealing with a new zombie outbreak and the Animality Virus (A-Virus). Their goal is to deal with the new zombies and distributor of the virus, in the hopes of protecting New York City and innocent people from the attack. It is available to stream on Netflix and buy on Amazon.
Resident Evil: Death Island will appear in Summer 2023 outside Japan.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30 PM
It seems we could see a Genshin Impact art book outside Asia, as Amazon shared a listing for Genshin Impact: Official Art Book Volume 1 . The product page notes a September 5, 2023 release date, with miHoYo listed as the author and Harper Design as the publisher. Both $35 hardcover physical and $17.99 digital Kindle copies are listed as available. Harper and HoYoVerse have yet to make any official announcements regarding the localization of the book. [Thanks, Wario64!]
In China, the Genshin Illustration Collection Vol 1 art book back in 2021. Then in 2022, that same book appeared in Japan. The Japanese copy of that book is 176 pages long and is an AB format volume. Amazon's listing notes that this art book will be 208 pages long. There's also no cover art available yet, to help provide any hint as to whether this could be a localization of the already available book. However, while there is the difference in pages, the two titles are similar.
According to the Amazon listing, Genshin Impact: Official Art Book Volume 1 will appear in North America digitally and physically on September 5, 2023. Genshin Impact is available on the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM
People who get the Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1 battle pass will also get a chance to dress like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series. A crossover is a part of the quests in-game. There will be two pages of Geralt's Battle Pass Quests available in the game. However, only page 1 with six themed rewards is now available. However, you do need to pay 950 V-Bucks to get the battle pass, and 1,000 V-Bucks is $7.99.
Five of the items can be earned through actions in matches. The easiest one to get would probably be the Igni Sign Emote, as it involves using an emote when in the Citadel Throne Room. You can also get a Geralt of Rivia Loading Screen by activating reality augments in five matches, and a Muscle Memory Spray for finishing three bounties. Should you manage to defeat a boss, you get Weapons of the Witcher Back Bling. A Witcher's Steel Sword Pickaxe is given out for 500 melee weapon damage across various matches. When you've acquired all five items, you get the Geralt of Rivia Outfit.
Page 2 of the Geralt's Battle Pass Quests in Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1 will be available on February 28, 2023. Epic Games didn't note what items and characters could appear there. Other notable characters in the Witcher series include Yennefer and Ciri.
Fortnite is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and mobile devices, and the Witcher Geralt Battle Pass page 1 quests can be completed now. Some other recent crossovers involved Junji Ito and Dragon Ball Super.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:30 PM
Now that the Yelan rerun banner is live in Genshin Impact, HoYoVerse released a new EP music video with songs associated with her and the Liyue region. "Night of Dice-Twirling Musings" is now available on YouTube. This is a brief, three-track video.
As expected from an EP associated with Yelan, it only involves scenes from the Liyue region. There are also only Genshin Impact characters from that area there. The first song to appear in it is "Lone Drifter." During it, Ninguang and Yelan sit relaxing, overlooking the city. The second track involves the exterior of the Chasm area. "Wandering Clouds" is more about showing off the environment. However, for "Silent Starry Night," people can see Yelan sitting at a table in one of the underground Chasm areas in Genshin Impact.
Here's the full "Night of Dice-Twirling Musings" Genshin Impact music video.
As a reminder, until February 28, 2023, Yelan and Hu Tao rerun banners are live in Genshin Impact. In each one, the featured four-star characters are Beidou, Ningguang, and Xingqiu. This is Yelan's first rerun banner since her May 2022 debut.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. People have until February 28, 2023 to get Yelan from the banner again.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:00 PM
Fire Emblem Engage has lots of Emblem Rings that are useful or helpful. There's no right or wrong partnership. Not to mention with all the skills available, you don't really want to lock in to certain pairings or people. But there's one pretty much undisputed truth, and that involves one of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters. Byleth ended up being pretty much the best and most broken Emblem Ring in Fire Emblem Engage. But the thing is, it's in the best way possible and, even though it could give an unfair advantage, it still only really benefits someone if they play wisely.
Editor's Note: There will be Fire Emblem Engage spoilers, especially regarding the Byleth Emblem Ring, below.
Which is good, because Byleth's Engage Skill is incredible for allies. It ends up giving people within two spaces a buff. What buff do they get? It depends on their current class. So if you have Alear or Veyle nearby, then all of their stats will get +3 added to them. The best buffs go to cavalry units and Qi Adepts, as the former get +10 dexterity and latter get +10 luck. However, everyone gets some boost. So an armored unit getting +5 to defense is still a big deal, as is a backup character getting an extra +4 strength to assist with Chain Attacks or mystical ones getting +4 to magic so spells hit harder. Also, covert characters get +5 to speed, while flying units get +5 to resistance.
Byleth also has some great skills to learn. Mentorship helps when you need to level up some characters, as the person who has it and everyone around them gets 1.2 EXP. Lost & Found makes it easier to unlock Support conversations and stock up on items, since your luck stat determines if you find something and get closer to an ally next to you. Divine Pulse is the most useful, regardless of which tier is learned, as it will make an attack that would have missed, hit. Especially since it relies on the character's luck stat and has Luck+ skills ranging from Luck +2 to Luck +12.
But while all that is great, it isn't why Byleth is the best Fire Emblem Engage Emblem Ring character. No, he's the best because of Goddess Dance.
Goddess Dance is the Engage Attack Byleth can use once per battle when engaged with a character in Fire Emblem Engage, and it is the best. When used, the four characters to the front, back, and left and right sides of the person equipping Byleth all get to act again. It's, as the name suggests, a "dance" skill. There's also, again, a buff doled out depending on the classes of the characters the person "engaged" with Byleth danced for. So if Alear was next to a person who used it, then they get +3 to all stats for the turn. Likewise, the same Instruct buffs mentioned are applied to other classes. It just makes a person's Fire Emblem Engage army a force to be reckoned with.
However, while this does mean Byleth is possibly the best Fire Emblem Engage Emblem Ring out there, it does still mean playing smart. You need to make sure you arrange units properly to take advantage of the range. So you have to leave a space in the center of four characters for the person with Byleth equipped. You also need to know when to use it, since you can only perform Goddess Dance once per battle. This meant in my case, I often made Ivy, Hortensia, or Rosado equip Byleth. Them all being fliers meant it would be easy to get them to reach a group of four who could use Goddess Dance. Since two of them were always guaranteed ranged units, it also meant they'd be in a good position to retaliate on the enemy turn after making that move.
It all comes down to Byleth being a fantastic Fire Emblem Engage Emblem Ring, with Goddess Dance and Instruct abilities that help make other characters better. It helps give you more tactical options, which is always good. Not to mention the buffs are helpful. At the same time, it ties into the fact that Byleth is an instructor, as it means he's aiding others to make them stronger, rather than showing off himself.
Fire Emblem Engage is available for the Nintendo Switch.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:30 AM
Square Enix revealed new FFVII Remake watches inspired by Aerith and Tifa. Both will debut in Japan and North America. The Japanese release is first, of course, as both models will appear there on April 29, 2023. They are each expected to appear in the US in August 2023. However, each model will cost over $300.
The FFVII Remake Aerith watch is the cheaper of the two. It costs 35,200円/$319.99. It features pink leather straps designed to be the same color as Aerith's ribbon. There is also a pink "bow" on the mother of pearl watch face, as well as a green orb that resembles materia. The second hand has a flower on it, referencing the ones she sell. On the back of the watch, there is the Final Fantasy VII Remake logo.
Here's a closer look at that model.
The Tifa FFVII Remake watch, however, is 38,500円/$349.99. It features black leather straps that look like look like her suspenders. There is a white watch face, which is the same color as her shirt, and it features the name of the Seventh Heaven bar embossed on it. There's also a black logo for the bar in the center of the face. There are also silver accents. Unlike the Aerith watch, it features glow-in-the-dark elements. As with the Aerith watch, however, the Tifa one features the game's logo on the back.
Here's the Tifa watch.
These tend to be standard price points for Square Enix watches. For example, the Advent Children ones were also $350. However, there were also high-end, $2,500 watches inspired by the series at one point.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC. The FFVII Remake Aerith and Tifa watches will come to North America in August 2023. They will launch in Japan on April 29, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM
In Nintendo's latest Consolidated Results for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2021 and 2022, it once again confirmed sales figures for titles. It also updated its best-sellers' totals. This meant an updated list of 10 best selling Switch games. However, while there is one new addition to the top 10, the top two titles remain the same. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizon remain in the top spots.
Here's the full list of 10 best selling Switch games worldwide, complete with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate at the top. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the sole newcomers and took seventh place.
For context, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came out in April 2017. Animal Crossing: New Horizons first debuted in March 2020. Super Smash Bros Ultimate launched in December 2018.
The earnings report also offered sales figures for a few other games. For example, Splatoon 3 is at 10.13 million units sold. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is at 6.12 million at the last count.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:30 AM
According to Tekken Series Director Katsuhiro Harada, a Tekken 8 Closed Trial will take place during the EVO Japan Tekken 7 competition. Players who register to join EVO Japan and play Tekken 7 will be authorized to participate in the Tekken 8 local alpha. There they'll experience of the game's updated mechanics and fighters like Jun Kazama and Nina Williams.
Harada made the announcement as he greeted the Tekken community following the Tekken World Tour 2022 Grand Finals held Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
After a fan requested clarification on what Harada meant by the Tekken 8 closed trial, Harada explained that the test would be a "closed alpha test" using local play. It will be held within the venue for EVO Japan's final region competition. The Tekken team is doing this because it needs to use an ideal test environment and ensure playability and control over the player profiles participating. As for online tests or builds that can be redeemed via store code, those would be arranged during the "beta" phase of development.
In game development lingo, "alpha" is typically used to refer to a game that has had all its major features implemented, such as gameplay systems and modes. Smaller features, revisions, cuts, and adjustments are still pending, and not all assets (such as art and models) are complete. Games in beta stage have their assets and features completed, and enter rigorous testing to reveal bugs, exploits, and performance issues. Many games release beta builds to segments of the playerbase or general public to gather feedback, metrics, and other data that takes advantage of the large mass of available players.
Tekken 8 is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. It has not release window as of yet. The Tekken 8 closed trial, aka local alpha test, will take place at EVO Japan, which runs from March 31, 2023 to April 2, 2023.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:00 AM
Nintendo's regular financial report is in, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sales have topped its charts for 2022. The games went on sale late in the year, but despite coming out in November 2022, by the year's end they had already moved 20.61 million units. These numbers include all worldwide sales over both physical and digital copies, as well as copies bundled with Switch hardware. The figures cement Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as the fastest-selling games on a Nintendo platform in history.
That said, overall sales for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are still behind Pokemon Sword and Shield. Released in November 2019, the Galar-set titles boast a lifetime sales number of over 25 million copies. And both games' status as mainstay titles pales behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which came out way back in April 2017. Despite this it still managed to sell 6.3 million more copies in 2022, bringing its lifetime total on the Switch to over 52 million copies sold.
According to comments from Nintendo, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sales might have been even higher if the outlook were better for the Switch platform as a whole. Nintendo reported that it missed its sales targets for the console in 2022, and declared that the Switch hardware was on a "downward" trend. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa did say he believed there was still "strong demand" for the Switch, and did not say whether or not the company intends to unveil a successor or update to the hardware soon.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch. The next round of Tera Raid battles will focus on Tandemaus.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:30 AM
Splatoon 3 is on the way to succeeding Splatoon 2. According to Nintendo's regular Consolidated Financial Highlights report released on February 7, 2023, the online shooter sequel sold just over 10 million units since its release in September 2022. As of December 31, 2022 Splatoon 3 sales marked 10.13 million units sold. By comparison, it took Splatoon 2 nine months to pass 6 million copies sold, from its release in July 2017 to the end of Nintendo's financial year in March 2018.
The Nintendo report covers the nine-month period ending in December 31, 2022. That's why the latest Splatoon 3 sales figure doesn't include sales numbers from January 2023. The sales numbers, however, include all copies sold across physical and digital storefronts, as well as copies included as part of a bundle. In the April to December 2022 period, Splatoon 3 was the 2nd place sales leader of all Nintendo first-party games. The leaders were Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which count as one entry. In 3rd place was Nintendo Switch Sports, which sold 7.9 million copies. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 placed 5th with 1.5 million copies sold, placing behind soccer title Mario Strikers Battle League. Upon its release, Splatoon 3 broke sales records as one of the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever, moving nearly 8 million copies in just 21 days from its release.
If things are looking rosy for the Splatoon franchise, things are looking a little more difficult for Nintendo as a whole. In the same report and a subsequent investor call, Nintendo cut its revenue outlook for the coming year. It said that it missed its hardware sales targets for the end of 2022, and reduced its sales forecast for the Switch in 2023 from 19 million consoles sold to about 18 million.
Splatoon 3 is available on the Nintendo Switch. The next scheduled Splatfest event will kick off on February 11, 2023, and focus on chocolate ahead of Valentine's Day.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:00 AM
Nintendo announced that it will hold the first 2023 Nintendo Direct on February 8, 2023. It announced the presentation on Twitter. People can tune in at 2pm PT/5pm ET/11pm CET. As usual, people will be able to watch it on the official YouTube account.
Switch games will be the focus of the 40 minute February 2023 Nintendo Direct. The company didn't announce which ones could appear. However, we do have an idea of which first-party titles could appear in the showcase. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe could get a new trailer, as it will be out on February 24, 2023. Bayonetta Origins is also likely, as it debuts in March 2023. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is expected in May 2023. Nintendo also has Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp waiting for a new release date. Not to mention we haven't heard from Metroid Prime 4 or Pikmin 4 in quite a while.
The last "Direct" style presentation to appear and focus on games was a November 2022 Indie World. However, a handful of indie titles were also showcased and revealed over the course of a few days in December 2022. There was also a Super Mario Bros Movie Direct in November 2022 that showed the film's second trailer.
The first Nintendo Direct of 2023 will air on February 8, 2023 at 2pm PT/5pm ET/11pm CET.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:30 PM
Hogwarts Legacy is a large-scale RPG set in the Wizarding World. You'll be able to make all sorts of choices that impact your time at Hogwarts. But a question lingering on everyone's minds is what kind of ending, or endings, they should expect. And it looks like Hogwarts Legacy does indeed have multiple endings. We've actually known that Hogwarts Legacy would feature multiple endings for a while. The game's director, Alan Tew, confirmed this in a gameplay showcase last November. He confirmed that the player's choices will matter in the grand scheme of Hogwarts Legacy. In particular, he said "some of those things can affect things game-wide. Some of these affect the characters' lives and the ending of the game." However, he didn't exactly mention how these endings were unlocked. They may be triggered by various actions throughout the game, or something much simpler than that. Hogwarts Legacy has multiple endings What makes Hogwarts Legac...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:10 PM
Hogwarts Legacy has several Animal Symbol Door Puzzles. Several can be found in the Divination Classroom or Divination Tower. In fact, the area also holds a clue that explains the mechanics. Here's our Hogwarts Legacy Divination Classroom Door Puzzles guide to help you solve this particular brain teaser. Note: For more information, check out our Hogwarts Legacy guides and features hub. Hogwarts Legacy Divination Classroom Door Puzzles guide Reaching the Divination Tower To solve the Divination Classroom Door Puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, you'll want to make your way to the area via the Floo Flames fast travel point (Library Annex tab). Now, it can be a little confusing due to all the hallways and passages in the castle. Your best bet is to exit the Great Hall until you reach the viaduct that connects that place to the Library Annex. Upon entering the wing, turn right and follow the staircase. You should see another spiral staircase in the corner leading further up. This is th...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:02 PM
In Final Fantasy XIV, Samurai is a Disciple of War – Melee DPS job that's exactly what it sounds like: a job influenced by the traditional Japanese warrior. It deals some of the highest damage among the jobs of FFXIV with its unique combo-based mechanics. However, it is not one of the class options available to pick at the start of the game. Instead, it is one of several FFXIV jobs to unlock at a later point in the game. Here's how to unlock Samurai in FFXIV. Prerequisites to unlocking To unlock Samurai, you need to meet two requirements: Your character has to reach level 50 in any Disciple of War or Magic class. Your account must have the Stormblood expansion purchased. Once these are taken care of, you may proceed to the starting quest for Samurai. How to unlock Samurai in FFXIV: The starting quest First, teleport to the Ul'dah Aetheryte. The starting quest is 'The Way of The Samurai,' accessible just outside the aetheryte plaza. You need to spea...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:00 PM
Upon starting Hogwarts Legacy, you will have to make a decision on which House you can join. Each of the game's four Houses provides the player with its own aesthetic touches and minor gameplay benefits, so it pays to pick the one that best suits your preferences. However, it's only natural that some players may change their minds about the Houses they want to choose. If you want to know how, or even if, you can change Houses in Hogwarts Legacy, and how to change it via the Wizarding World, this guide will give you the answers you need. Can you change Houses in the game? Sadly, Hogwarts Legacy does not provide players with an easy or conventional method in-game for changing their preferred Houses. By default, once you choose which House to join at the start of the game, you cannot reverse this decision. To play the game with a different House, you'll need to make a new character. Ahead of playing, however, you can pick a house using the Wizarding World website. Aft...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30 PM
Persona games are well known for having multiple endings. These endings vary from end of the world scenarios to the power of friendship overcoming all evil. For many players, the most desirable ending in these games is the canon true ending. Here's our guide on how to unlock the true ending in Persona 4 Golden. Although this guide will include some spoilers, it will not reveal any content exclusive to the true ending. Players looking to figure out how to unlock the true ending without getting spoiled on it are safe to use this guide. Related: Persona 5 Royal Confidant: Guide How to unlock the true ending in Persona 4 Golden There are several stages to unlock the true ending in Persona 4 Golden. Those who are looking to avoid all spoilers and only get a vague idea of how to unlock the true ending can use the list below. If you want to know the specifics of each requirement, they are explained further down in this guide. Max out the Aeon social link before 12/23 Select the correct...
Gamer Empire Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:54 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM
Franklin comes face to face with the sasquatch. GTA 5 features three protagonists: Franklin, Michael, and Trevor, and each character feature their storyline and missions in the game. However, Franklin is the real protagonist of GTA 5, as evidenced by all his Story Missions and Strangers and Freaks missions contributing to 100% completion in GTA […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:00 PM
The Metroidvania action-adventure game Hollow Knight by Team Cherry follows the journey of a nameless warrior known as the Knight through Hallownest, a now-ruined kingdom because of a terrible disease. As the Knight advances through Hallownest, he will have the opportunity to acquire new items, abilities, spells, and charms that will help him overcome obstacles […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:55 PM
An announcement trailer was also released.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:20 PM
The trailer showcases the game's several story scenes and gameplay elements
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:43 PM
Gives viewers a glimpse at one of the first new planets Cal Kestis will visit
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MonsterVine Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:00 PM
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is the third Theatrhythm title to take Final Fantasy music and turn it into a charming and hard-to-put-down rhythm game. The series thus far has been primarily stuck on the 3DS, The recently released demo has given us a taste of what we can expect from the biggest title in the […]
Level Up Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:46 AM
A new Nintendo Direct will air tomorrow, February 8, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. …
Level Up Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:00 AM
Velan Studios, the developer behind <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/mario-kart-live-home-circuit/mario-kart-live-home-circuit-review-an-occasional-wipeout">Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/knockout-city/knockout-city-review-dodgeball-delight">Knockout City</a>,…