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Kotaku Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:35 PM

Programming and gameplay be damned, sports games live and die on their licensing. It's why Madden was able to crush NFL2K, and it's why EA's FIFA (now known as EA Sports FC) has been able to grind Konami's PES into the dust. Not because they're better games, but because they paid to be the only games to feature the…


Kotaku Sunday, February 12, 2023 4:20 PM

Another new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie has been released today, part of the onslaught of expensive and lengthy Super Bowl commercials, and while that's usually enough to rot the brains of even the most online among us, I can assure you, this one is fantastic.


Twinfinite Sunday, February 12, 2023 7:29 PM
     New Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has dropped thanks to the Super Bowl

Twinfinite Sunday, February 12, 2023 7:08 PM
     A speedy glimpse at the action to come.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:00 PM

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JRPGs typically have very grand stories that translate well in adaptations such as anime and manga, and the Tales series is no exception. Ever since Tales of Phantasia came out in 1995, the worlds that Namco (now Bandai Namco) created have captivated audiences from around the world. So it stands to reason that there are several anime series that use the same stories, settings, and characters as the games. Here are all of the Tales games that have received animated adaptations:

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Tales of Phantasia

A 4-part OVA for Tales of Phantasia ran from 2004 to 2006. Though the show closely followed the game's plot, it mostly focused on Dhaos, the Tree of Life, and the Elves. Therefore, those who have only experienced Phantasia through the OVA did not get the entire story. Despite the multiple cuts to the story in order to create a more cohesive show for anime-only fans, there are several scenes and dialogue lines that are exclusive to the OVA.

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Tales of Eternia

Saying that the Tales of Eternia anime was an adaptation of the game is like saying the Ghost Stories dub is a faithful localization of the original. It ran for 13 episodes in 2001. Though Tales of Eternia had the same name, setting, and four main characters, it mostly focused on an original story. Fans of the characters may enjoy it, but for those who have never played Eternia before, it is definitely not a substitute for the game.

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Tales of Symphonia

Tales of Symphonia, like Phantasia, had OVA adaptations rather than an anime series. There are eleven episodes in total, providing a much more complete re-telling of the story than what Phantasia had. There are some elements that are different, such as Marble not being in the OVA. However, the main plot remains the same. Both fans of the game and those new to the series can enjoy the Tales of Symphonia anime, and still be able to discuss it afterwards.


Tales of the Abyss

Unsurprisingly, Tales of the Abyss (one of the most popular Tales games in multiple regions and the game for the 10th anniversary) also had an animated adaptation. It was a weekly series and not an OVA like Symphonia. But it also covered more or less the entire plot of the game. It did have to cut out or combine various sub-plots and skits, and the Japanese dub had to recast several characters. However, the Tales of the Abyss anime provides non-Tales fans a complete overview of the story, and is enjoyable for those who played the game as well. The whole series is actually available for free on the official Tales YouTube channel.


Tales of Vesperia

Similar to the anime for Tales of Eternia, the animated adaptation of Tales of Vesperia did not cover the events of the game. Instead, it served as a prequel. Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike is the first (and only, so far) theatrical film for the Tales series. Though it covers Yuri's time with the Knights, as well as Flynn's childhood, one should consider it non-canonical. There are several changes to the characterization, such as Flynn's strangely skewed moral code. However, it does have Repede as a puppy, which more than makes up for it.


Tales of Zestiria

Gee, Tales of Zestiria! How come Bandai Namco let you have two anime adaptations? Don't get me wrong – Tales of Zestiria has a story with lots of potential. But it is very interesting how it is the only one to get two separate adaptations. The first one was a TV special that came out before the game: Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Shepherd. This details the start of Sorey and Mikleo's journey, ending with them actually leaving Elysia.

The second one was Tales of Zestiria the X. As a ufotable production (like Dawn of the Shepherd), Tales of Zestiria the X is beautiful to watch and covers the entire game, albeit with some changes. Alisha has way more screentime than in the original, which is great for Alisha fans. There are also two episodes showing Velvet's jailbreak from Tales of Berseria, which aired shortly before Berseria's release date. So technically speaking, one can consider Tales of Zestiria the X to be an animated adaptation of Tales of Berseria as well.

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Tales of Crestoria

The ill-fated Tales of Crestoria received several concept movies that are available on Crunchyroll. They are on the Tales YouTube channel as well. There are four episodes in the Tales of Crestoria -The Wake of Sin- ONA, and it covers Chapter One of the game. There are several differences, but most of them are fairly minor. In terms of the animation style, Crestoria differs from all of its predecessors in that it uses 3D animation rather than 2D.

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Tales of Luminaria

The equally ill-fated Tales of Luminaria had two episodes in the Tales of Luminaria: The Fateful Crossroad OVA. It follows the events of the Third Lunne Battle, and features characters like Leo, Celia, and Lisette. You can watch it on Crunchyroll as well.

As more Tales games appear in the future, more anime adaptations may show up as well. Bandai Namco might even adapt older titles, such as Xillia, for special anniversaries. Until then, these are all of the shows that both Tales novices and diehard fans can watch until Bandai Namco releases more.

The post Which Tales of Games Got an Anime Adaptation? appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 5:00 PM

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The British Lostbelt is getting its time in the limelight, as the majority of the Fate/Grand Order figures that appeared during Good Smile Company's WonHobby 36 depict characters that hail from the Sixth Lostbelt. These figures and Nendoroids are all in various stages of development, so some figures will come out earlier than others.

Good Smile Company's upcoming Fate/Grand Order figures and Nendoroids, according to WonHobby 36 announcements, are:





All of the characters are in different Ascension stages as well. For example, Oberon is in his Second Ascension whereas Morgan is in her Third Ascension. When Good Smile Company officially announces them and opens them for pre-order, we will be able to see what face plates and optional parts they will come with.

As mentioned earlier, three out of five of these figures are characters who debuted during the British Lostbelt. Oberon, Melusine, and Morgan are all prominent figures in the story, as well as popular characters for players to use and Grail. Morgan was actually the character that players leveled to 120 the most after Lasengle increased the level cap.

Fate/Grand Order is readily available on mobile devices, and Lostbelt 6 will go live in the global server soon. The Fate/Grand Order Nendoroids and figures that Good Smile Company announced during WonHobby36 will come out in the near future.

The post 5 Fate/Grand Order Figures Appeared at WonHobby 36 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 4:00 PM

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Several Demon Slayer Nendoroids appeared during Good Smile Company's WonHobby 36. This online event showcases upcoming merchandise that collectors can expect to see, though there are no precise release windows. These figures all vary in their production cycle, so some will come out sooner than others.

Demon Slayer is a widely popular anime and manga series that is gearing up for its third season. It follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, who becomes an eponymous Demon Slayer after demons massacre his entire family, with his sister Nezuko transforming into a demon during the same attack. Unsurprisingly, the massive popularity of the series also means there are lots of figures of its characters already on the market.

Upcoming figures, as shown during WonHobby 36, from Demon Slayer, are:

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While Akaza and Kyojuro Rengoku were prominent figures in the Mugen Train Arc (which was originally a theatrical release), Mitsuri and Muichiro will be the main stars of the upcoming Swordsmith Village Arc. That arc, which will be the third season of Demon Slayer, will appear as animated adaptations from April 2023.

The large majority of the figures will come out far in the future, as they are only in the concept art stage of development. More information on their release windows will come out later.

The post Demon Slayer Nendoroids Unveiled During WonHobby 36 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 3:00 PM

When a Switch port of a game originally designed for PCs arrives, there can be all sorts of issues. The font size could be a problem. It might not run properly. The controls might not adapt well to a controller, due to being made with a mouse or keyboard in mind. A lot can happen! With PowerWash Simulator, we have a once-PC game turned Switch title that does function quite well! Which is great, as it means there's a new relaxing option for people to play.

If you haven't heard of it, the concept is simple. You just opened a powerwashing business. Your first task is to clean off your van to take you to jobs. This is a tutorial, as you'd imagine, to prepare you for different sorts of surfaces and dirt. From there, you take on other jobs, like cleaning off homes, playground or park equipment, and vehicles. Free add-ons are also appearing, with the first sending people to Croft Manor to clean up Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft's place. Your sprayer has different size nozzles, each with its own degree of intensity. You can spray vertically or horizontally. There are various cleaning liquids. You can pick up and place certain items in the environment. There are also accessibility measures, like the ability to keep a crosshair "on" or lock in place to dissuade motion-sickness and a button to highlight dirt still on surfaces.

PowerWash Simulator Switch Avoids Port Pitfalls

Which is the first reason why all this works so well on the Switch. The button mapping is impeccable. Every toggle or option gets to be second nature. It's quite intuitive and easy to play. Yes, there are certain times when I could see PC control options being helpful. For example, getting the pond liners areas hidden by the rocks in the second mission or certain statue segments at Croft Manor, would probably be easier with a mouse around. But it is admirably handled on the Switch. It isn't like the Switch port of House Flipper, which left me sometimes fumbling to find the right area to click or address to perform certain actions or finish a painting job.

Speaking of which, that brings up another thing that is good about PowerWash Simulator on the Switch: the font. Now, it is still small. Don't get me wrong. Trying to read some things for too long will get to you. But it isn't entirely illegible, which can be a problem in so many other Switch ports. I don't feel like I need to be like my older relatives, who keep magnifying glasses next to their tablets or laptops so they can read the things on-screen. I feel it is on the right side of the cusp of being "a little too tiny," which is appreciated.

PowerWash Simulator Switch Avoids Port Pitfalls

Also, and this is a big one, PowerWash Simulator ended up being a Switch port that works well. Given the constant streams of water and the sizes of some spaces, I expected lag or hiccups. But no! It just works. There are no delays when seeing water rinsing away dirt. It's fine. Which is especially a relief after what I experienced with Wobbledogs. I only cleaned the playground and the golf cart with another player, but even co-op seemed like it functioned well enough.

It's always reassuring when a game that started out on other platforms heads to the Switch and is not only functional, but works really well. That's the case for PowerWash Simulator and its Switch port. It might cut it a bit close with some font sizes, but it really is a good adaptation and still a relaxing diversion.

PowerWash Simulator is available on the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

The post PowerWash Simulator Switch Avoids Port Pitfalls appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM

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Hatsune Miku, the mascot behind the popular voicebank, was a prominent figure and Nendoroid during Good Smile Company's WonHobby 36. Eight ones of Miku, all with different outfits and hairstyles, are in development. Since they are all in different stages of production, more information on their individual release windows will appear in the future.

The Hatsune Miku figures and Nendoroids that appeared during WonHobby 36 are:

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For those who do not know, Racing Miku is the mascot of the Hatsune Miku GT Project. Good Smile Company, or Goodsmile Racing to be more precise, is the owner of the Studie GLAD Racing motorsports team. The first Racing Miku figure appeared in 2010. As for the SEKAI Mikus, they use designs from Project Sekai, or Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage. You can collect them in-game as cards depending on the player's starting unit.

More information on the release dates and prices for the various Miku merchandise from Good Smile Company will appear in the future.

The post Here Are the Newest Hatsune Miku Figures and Nendoroids appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 1:00 PM

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Good Smile Company teased a large amount of Nendoroids and figures of video game characters during WonHobby 36. All of them are in different stages of production, which means they will all come out at different times. More information on their release windows, prices, and optional parts (if applicable) will appear in the future.

These are not the only games with figures and Nendoroids coming out, as Good Smile Company has also announced ones for video games such as Tales of Arise, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tsukihime, and Danganronpa 2. The video game figures and Nendoroids that appeared during WonHobby36 are:

Azur Lane

  • Cheshire Nendoroid

Blue Archive

  • Akane Murokasa (Bunny Girl) Figure
  • Hifumi Ajitani Nendoroid
  • Karin Kakudate Figure
  • Mashiro Shizuyama: Swimsuit Version Figure
  • Shiroko Sunaookami Nendoroid
  • Yuuka Hayase Nendoroid

Diablo 3

  • Demon Hunter Nendoroid

Elden Ring

  • Ranni Nendoroid

Ghostwire: Tokyo

  • Akito Izuki Nendoroid

Halo Infinite

  • Master Chief Nendoroid


  • Modeus Nendoroid

Kantai Collection - KanColle -

  • Yukikaze Nendoroid

Little Nightmares

  • Six Nendoroid


  • Omori Nendoroid

Overwatch 2

  • Kiriko Nendoroid

Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side

  • Kei Hazuki Nendoroid

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

  • Mihono Bourbon Figure
  • Nice Nature Nendoroid
  • Oguri Cap Nendoroid
  • Rice Shower Make Up Vampire Figure
  • Rice Shower Nendoroid
  • Twin Turbo Phat! Company


  • The Human Nendoroid
  • Toriel Nendoroid

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As mentioned earlier, more information on the video game figures and Nendoroids from WonHobby 36 will appear in the future. Quite a few of them, such as the Phat! Company figure of Twin Turbo, are already at the end of the production cycle. Meanwhile, figures such as the Kiriko Nendoroid have not even undergone sculpting yet.

The post Here Are the WonHobby 36 Good Smile Company Game Figures and Nendoroids appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, February 12, 2023 4:27 PM
     Nexon reveals in its 2022 financial investor presentation that Maplestory crossed $4 billion in lifetime revenue in 2022. While the company does not provide exact […]

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:00 PM
     One of the enduring images of the Horus Heresy is Contemptor Dreadnoughts smashing their way through the front lines with contemptuous ease. These mighty war machines are clad in the colours and livery of their Legion – and you'll soon be able to upgrade the awesome plastic Contemptor with sculpted heraldry of your choice.  First to release are resin torso-and-head upgrade sets for six Legions – the Sons of Horus, Imperial Fists, Dark Angels, Emperor's Children, White Scars, and Iron Warriors. Veterans of the Horus Heresy may recognise these adornments from the resin Contemptor Dreadnoughts currently available from Forge World. They've been rebuilt and retooled to work with the new plastic model in all its versatile glory. However, this does mean that the original resin Legion Contemptor Dreadnoughts – which have Legion-specific shoulders, legs, and other details – are not long for this world. They'll soon be marked as Last Chance to Buy, and after that will disappear for good, so if you want one before the upgrade set becomes available, you'll need to order it soon. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear when the Legion upgrades arrive, and join us next week as Heresy Thursday slinks into the shadows to stalk prey in the Warmaster's name. The post Heresy Thursday – Armour Up With Contemptor Dreadnought Legion Upgrades appeared first on Warhammer Community.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 5:00 PM
     The popular tabletop game Kill Team is introducing a new expansion called Soulshackle. This expansion will allow players to take on the role of Space Marines as they battle against Genestealers in the depths of a Space Hulk. Players will be able to blow up walls and barricade doors to gain tactical advantages, as well as use new weapons and abilities to defeat their enemies. The expansion also includes new rules for playing with larger groups, making it perfect for those looking for an intense cooperative experience.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 4:00 PM
     The Gnarlwood is full of two things – carnivorous plants that will eat you if you get too close, and warbands from across the Mortal Realms beating the snot out of each other for a chance to pilfer that sweet Seraphon loot. The latest expansion is Bloodhunt, which brings a whole new level of fury to the forest when it hits pre-order this weekend. Monastic vampires are stalking the swamps to slake their thirst on the nastiest beasts they can find, but they may find themselves settling for mortal cultists – the Claws of Karanak are pretty beastly themselves, and they're hungry for a scrap. These savage hunters seek to embody the strength of Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance, greatest guard dog of the Skull Throne – and it's left them barely recognisable as human. Clad in furs and fanged masks, some even rush into the fray on all fours, and the most far-gone must be bound between battles with great brass chains.  The stench of a craven soul is intoxicating to these canine cultists. When they catch the heady scent of an enemy on the retreat, they will Bay for Coward's Blood – calling the whole pack to have a taste. The beating heart of each warband are the Hounds of Wrath, mortals who have managed to overcome a Flesh Hound and feast on its flesh, losing their sanity and becoming little more than instruments of Khorne's will. Twisted by the hellish power within, these loping daemonkin have an unmatched instinct for vulnerable prey that guides their mortal brethren on each hunt. Even the lowly Blood Whelps who follow in their tracks are skilled Pack Hunters. Together they harry enemies with uncanny synergy, akin to the daemonic dogs they seek to emulate. Creatures and cultists alike are kept to heel by Packlords, barbarous chieftains who hack and slash with inhuman ferocity. Elite predators in their own right, each Packlord proves their worth by forming a mental bond with a Flesh Hound – then beating it to its chosen prey. These top dogs assert their dominance in displays of bloody excess that cow even the blood-drunk, vision-plagued Brutalisers of the warband. Especially notable kills attune the pack to the Scent of Weakness. Very soon, you can find out who the real predator is… and who gets to be the prey. Warcry: Bloodhunt will be available to pre-order tomorrow – alongside other individual warbands, including the Hunters of Huanchi and the Jade Obelisk. The post Here's How the Claws of Karanak Go for the Throat in Warcry appeared first on Warhammer Community.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 3:00 PM
     TT Combat, a tabletop gaming company, has announced the upcoming release of their new model, Attila the Trackwalker. This model is part of their Wild West Exodus range and is a heavily armored steam-powered robot. The model is designed to be used in tabletop games and comes with a variety of weapons and accessories. It is expected to be released in the near future and will be available for purchase online.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM
     Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a new Batman Designer Series Batmobile Statue. The statue is based on the design of the iconic vehicle from the classic Batman: The Animated Series and features a detailed sculpt with intricate paint applications. The statue stands at 8.5 inches tall and is made of polyresin. It also includes a base that allows it to be displayed in multiple positions. Fans of the classic series will be able to add this unique piece to their collection.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, February 12, 2023 3:59 PM

Its eShop listing states that the game will have a file size of 18.2 GB.

The post The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the Largest Switch Game appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, February 12, 2023 3:14 PM

To run the game at 1080p 60FPS, players will need a GeForce RTX 2070 Super or Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU.

The post Atomic Heart Full PC Specs Revealed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:28 PM

The trailer showcases "all sorts of strange Anomalies"

The post Pacific Drive Gets New Gameplay Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Feb 12, 12:00

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:27 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy Ghost of our Love floating candles map location

The Hogwarts Legacy Ghost of Our Love quest can be incredibly confusing, especially if you aren't keeping track of your side quests. The treasure map with the floating candles can be acquired after 'The Hunt for the Missing Pages' quest without the player realising what they've just picked up. Fortunately, we're going to explain exactly what's going on, show you what you're looking for, and how to solve this mystery.

Once you have the Hogwarts Legacy treasure map in your inventory, you will unlock the Ghost of Our Love quest. The map shows a drawing of the Forbidden Forest with an additional drawing of a bridge and some floating candles. You do need access to Lumos - one of the Hogwarts Legacy spells - to continue the quest, but there's a good chance you have it by the time you've reached this point in the RPG game.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:25 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys, locations, and house chest reward

Want to know where all the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys are? Fairly early on in the game, you'll find some side quests that teach you a little more about each of the collectibles in the game. One of these quests is 'The Daedalian Keys' who you can get from Gryffindor student Nellie Oggspire standing in the Transfiguration Courtyard. She asks you to investigate the flying keys scattered around Hogwarts.

These are the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys, and to solve the puzzle, you need to get close to them to gain their trust. Once you do, follow them to a nearby locked cabinet to claim the house token inside. As it turns out, there are more of them hidden, but with so many collectibles in the open-world game including Demiguise Statues and Gobstone locations, you'll be pleased to hear that you don't need to set foot outside of the school for this one. That said, you do eventually need to learn a couple of Hogwarts Legacy spells to access hard-to-reach areas. Here is how the Daedalian keys work in Hogwarts Legacy, their locations, and the reward you get for finding all of the house tokens and opening the house chest.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:13 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials solutions

Looking for Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials solutions? If you're fretting about inventory space, you definitely haven't solved enough Merlin Trials. These mini-challenges appear after you save Nora Treadwell in Lower Hogsfield from some nefarious Ashwinders who are giving her a hard time. After all, they are looking for you, so it only makes sense to help.

It turns out that Nora is a historian and archaeologist specialising in Merlin's work. She was exploring the highlands to find what she calls 'The Trials of Merlin'. They're essentially Hogwarts Legacy puzzles designed to test what students have learned in class, giving more inventory space for completing these open-world game tasks. There are a whopping 95 Merlin Trials to find, so grab your Hogwarts Legacy map and let's crack on finding all of them.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:34 AM
     Valve still top on Steam as CS:GO player count breaks own record

The CS:GO player count has broken its peak record, proving that there's still plenty of life in the decade-old FPS game. Released in August 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has continued to maintain its position among the most popular games on Steam ever since, but has recently surged again to reaffirm Valve's position as the top dog on its PC gaming platform despite competition from big releases.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: CS:GO console commands, CS:GO tips, CS:GO smokes

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 8:33 AM
     Your Starfield ship looks set to salvage scrap from scuppered foes

Building and upgrading your Starfield ship is, naturally, set to be a huge component of the upcoming space game from the RPG veterans behind Fallout and Skyrim at Bethesda Games. As we wait for more news to arrive, the eager community is pulling apart every inch of the gameplay we have, searching for any modicum of potential new information - and it looks like you'll be able to grab loot directly from destroyed ships after Starfield space battles.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 7:01 AM
     Halo Infinite update nerfs grenades and power weapon spawns

343 Industries outlines its Halo Infinite update for mid-February, which includes grenade nerfs, a reduction in power spawns for Ranked Arena, and a direct response to the 'drop weapon meta' employed by competitive players looking to climb the Halo Infinite ranks. There's also some nice buffs for the S7 Sniper and a number of bug fixes for the FPS game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite Bosses, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:16 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy player count climbs Steam charts with PC launch

The Hogwarts Legacy player count has reached a new high following the full PC launch for the Harry Potter RPG game. Despite reports of PC crashing issues and frame rate stuttering, the wizard adventure was the second most-played game on Steam during the first full day after its release, topping games including Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Grand Theft Auto 5 as players choose their Hogwarts Legacy house and explore the magical castle.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for placing a squeezy bottle of honey that's hardened on your radiator, in the hopes that it'll soften and become truly squeezy again. Before you wait, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Twinfinite Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:24 AM
     Practical effects can still be a cut above.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:01 AM

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During WonHobby 36, Good Smile Company uploaded pictures and updates of several upcoming figures and Nendoroids from popular anime series. Aside from these following figures, there will be merchandise of characters from shows such as Ouran High School Host Club and Spy x Family. You will also be able to get figures of characters from movies and commercials.

Here are the upcoming anime figures and Nendoroids from Good Smile Company in the order of their source material:

Attack on Titan

  • Armin Arlert: Survey Corps Version Nendoroid
  • Eren Yeager: Survey Corps Version Nendoroid
  • Mikasa Ackerman: Survey Corps Version Nendoroid
  • Reiner Braun: Armored Titan Version Pop Up Parade
  • Sasha Braus Nendoroid

Ayakashi Triangle

  • Matsuri Kazamaki Nendoroid
  • Suzu Kanade Nendoroid


  • Belle Fiugure


  • Guts Nendoroid

Black Rock Shooter Fragment

  • Elishka Nendoroid


  • Isagi Yoichi Pop Up Parade

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Nendoroid

Bocchi the Rock!

  • Ikuyo Kita Nendoroid
  • Nijika Ijichi Nendoroid
  • Ryo Yamada Nendoroid

Bungo Stray Dogs

  • Ango Sakaguchi Nendoroid
  • Sakunosuke Oda Nendoroid

Call of the Night

  • Nazuna Nanakusa Nendoroid

Chainsaw Man

  • Aki Hayakawa figma

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

  • David Martinez Nendoroid
  • David Pop Up Parade
  • Lucy Nendoroid
  • Lucy Pop Up Parade
  • Rebecca Nendoroid
  • Rebecca Pop Up Parade

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2

  • Nagatoro Nendoroid

Doomsday With My Dog

  • Master & Haru Nendoroid

Golden Kamuy

  • Saichi Sugimoto Nendoroid


  • Kei Tsukishima Pop Up Parade

Hellsing OVA

  • Alucard Nendoroid

Hell's Paradise; Jigokuraku

  • Gabimaru Nendoroid
  • Yamada Asaemon Sagiri Nendoroid

Hetalia World Stars

  • Austria Nendoroid
  • Canada Nendoroid
  • Spain Nendoroid

High Card

  • Finn Oldman Nendoroid


  • Iori Izumi Nendoroid
  • Mitsuki Izumi Nendoroid

Insufficient Direction

  • Director-kun Nendoroid

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

  • Special Grade Vengeful Cursed Spirit Rika: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Version L Pop Up Parade
  • Yuta Okkotsu figma
  • Yuta Okkotsu: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Version Pop Up Parade

Kaiju No. 8

  • Kafka Hibino Nendoroid
  • Kikoru Shinomiya Nendoroid
  • Mina Ashiro Nendoroid
  • Reno Ichikawa Nendoroid
  • Soshiro Hoshina Nendoroid

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

  • Miko Iino Nendoroid
  • Yu Ishigami Nendoroid

Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss That Never Ends -

  • Ai Hayasaka Nendoroid

KanColle Season 2: Let's Meet at Sea

  • Yahagi Kai Ni Nendoroid

Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars

  • Tsumugi Shiraui L Pop Up Parade

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!

  • Komekko Nendoroid

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufu wo!

  • Aqua: Bunny Version L. Pop Up Parade
  • Darkness: Bunny Version. L Pop Up Parade
  • Megumin: Bunny Version L. Pop Up Parade

Laid-Back Camp

  • Nadeshiko Kagamihara: School Uniform Version Nendoroid
  • Rin Shima: School Uniform Version Nendoroid

Lycoris Recoil

  • Chisato Nishikigi Figure
  • Kurumi Nendoroid
  • Takina Inoue Figure

Macross F

  • Ranka Lee ~Anniversary Stage Version~ Figure
  • Sheryl Nome ~Anniversary Stage Version~ Figure

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

  • Sylphiette Nendoroid

My Dress-Up Darling

  • Marin Kitagawa Nendoroid Doll
  • Marin Kitagawa Pop Up Parade
  • Shizuku Kuroe Cosplay by Marin Nendoroid Doll

My Hero Academia

  • Hawks Nendoroid
  • Hawks Pop Up Parade


  • Mai Minakami: Manga Version Nendoroid
  • Mio Naganohara: Manga Version Nendoroid
  • Nano Shinonome: Manga Version Nendoroid
  • Professor: Manga Version Nendoroid
  • Yuuko Aioi: Manga Version Nendoroid

Nintama Rantaro

  • Hansuke Doi Nendoroid

ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister

  • Mahiro Oyama Nendoroid

Phantom Thief Jeanne

  • Phantom Thief Jeanne Nendoroid

Pop Team Epic

  • Popuko and Pipimi Chibi Figure


  • Shogo Makishima Nendoroid

Reiwa no Di Gi Charat

  • Di Gi Charat Nendoroid


  • Usui Yuen Nendoroid

Rozen Maiden

  • Hinaichigo Nendoroid
  • Kirakishou Nendoroid


  • Genjo Sanzo Nendoroid

Samurai Champloo

  • Mugen Nendoroid

Shakugan no Shana

  • Shana - The Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter Figure

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

  • Shikimori: Summer Outfit Version Nendoroid

Shin Ultraman

  • Shin Ultraman Nendoroid

Spy Classroom

  • Lily Nendoroid


  • Mujina Pop Up Parade

Takopi's Original Sin

  • Shizuka Kuze & Takopi Pop Up Parade

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

  • Simon: Young Man Version Pop Up Parade
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann XL Pop Up Parade
  • Viral Pop Up Parade

The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2

  • Chise Hatori Nendoroid
  • Elias Ainsworth Nendoroid

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

  • Mahiru Shiina Nendoroid

The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague

  • Fuyutsuki Nendoroid
  • Himuro Nendoroid

The Dangers in My Heart

  • Anna Yamada Nendoroid

Therapy Game

  • Minato Mito Nendoroid

Tokyo Revengers

  • Chifuyu Matsuno Nendoroid Doll
  • Inupi (Seishu Inui) Nendoroid
  • Ken Ryuguji (Volume 25 Cover Illustration Version) Figure
  • Koko (Hajime Kokonoi) Nendoroid
  • Manjiro Sano (Volume 24 Cover Illustration Version) Figure

Tomo-chan Is a Girl!

  • Tomo Aizawa Nendoroid

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

  • Iruma Suzuki Nendoroid


  • Yotsuba Koiwai: Winter Clothes Version Nendoroid

Your Lie in April

  • Kaori Miyazono Nendoroid

Zatch Bell!

  • Zatch Bell Nendoroid

Here's a gallery looking at the upcoming Good Smile Company anime figured and Nendoroids.
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The figures are all in different stages of development. For some figures, Good Smile Company has only shown off concept art. Meanwhile, some figures already have painted prototypes. More information on their individual release dates and windows will appear in the future.

The post Here Are the WonHobby 36 Anime Figures and Nendoroids appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 12, 2023 9:00 AM

Mad Can't Romance Junpei Social Link Persona 3 Portable

Persona 3 Portable is basically my ideal sort of otome game. Lots of cool characters are in it. You get a lite life sim to experience. There are RPG elements! The only thing that would be better in my mind is taking Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, localizing it, and tossing some Arabian's Lost: The Engagement on Desert excuse for dungeon-crawling into it. I'd be set. But there's one thing it doesn't do that I'd love. While the female protagonist route in Persona 3 Portable does add Junpei as a Social Link, it doesn't add him as a romance option, and that's still quite sad.

Understandable, to be sure. Spoilers aside, there are certain plot points that would make it difficult to implement to be sure. The fact that Junpei even is a Social Link for Kotone (the default name for the heroine) in Persona 3 Portable is something! It gives us someone who, right from the start, is there to support us, make us laugh, offer advice, and stay by your side. Junpei is always there. But it's the fact that he can be so relatable and dependable that he becomes a fun option for someone to wonder, "What if?"

Mad Can't Romance Junpei Social Link Persona 3 Portable Social Link

There are some great (and not underage, creepy) romance options we do get with the Persona 3 Portable Social Links. Shinjiro is fantastic. Obnoxious, ever-present bandage aside, Akihiko is also very cool. Basically, Aigis is there as a possible girlfriend too, if you want. I'd even say I consider Shinji my "canon" pairing for the game, given how things turn out. But there's a level of friendship that develops in Junpei's route that isn't present with the other options. Junpei is with you from the beginning. You have a shared foundation and parallel experiences, in a way. Of all the people you know and meet, he's the first to reach out to you and offer an unconditional level of support. It's an ideal base for a relationship.

Especially since we also see Junpei grow as a character. We get that friendships and people aren't always perfect with him. There's a sense of jealousy that comes from the player being picked to lead, rather than him, even though the two joined at the same time. It's almost as though he feels an obligation or need to be in charge due to stereotypes, and we see him accept that he's great no matter what position he plays on the team.

Mad Can't Romance Junpei Social Link Persona 3 Portable Social Link

I mean, I do appreciate in a way that Junpei isn't someone you can romance in Persona 3 Portable. It is great that Kotone can turn to a good guy friend who always helps her out and is fun to spend time with. Not to mention the story does still play out in a way that leaves him unavailable. Things could have been done to change things up, much like they do for another female protagonist Social Link. But then that undoes a lot of good for yet another character. Plus, it adds a sense of realism. You can't always fall in love with everyone. Not to mention it reinforces the idea that yes, men and women can be friends without it becoming something more.

But also I still really, really wanted to make Junpei my virtual boyfriend and kick off our romance back when I first played Persona 3 Portable, and all that's come back on the Switch.

Persona 3 Portable is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PSP, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

The post I'm Still Sad I Can't Romance Junpei in Persona 3 Portable appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, February 12, 2023 7:14 AM
     Animals are incredibly useful in RimWorld, as they can be a source of food, crafting resources, and security from raiders. They can also increase the […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:59 AM
     Without food, all of your colonists in RimWorld will die in a few seconds. Food deteriorates incredibly fast, so you won't have a chance to […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, February 12, 2023 5:25 AM
     Crops in RimWorld are a very important source of food and materials for your pawns to survive and thrive on this hostile planet. However, there […]

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:00 AM
     The Warhammer Championship is set to be the biggest event in the world of Warhammer yet. The tournament will feature 310 different ways to qualify, giving players from all over the world a chance to compete for the title of Ultimate Warhammer Champion. Qualifying events will include tournaments, leagues, and online competitions, with prizes ranging from exclusive models to cash awards. With so many opportunities to qualify, the Warhammer Championship promises to be an exciting event for fans of the game.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:00 AM
     The Adeptus Arbites Exaction Squads have been revealed as the latest addition to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. These squads are specially trained and equipped to handle the most extreme cases of law enforcement, such as dealing with rogue psykers or investigating xenos activity. The squads are made up of a combination of Adeptus Arbites officers and members of the Imperial Guard, and they are armed with powerful weapons and equipment. The Adeptus Arbites Exaction Squads are set to be released in the near future, and will provide an invaluable asset to the Imperium in its fight against chaos and disorder.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 9:00 AM
     The Warhammer Community website recently featured a showcase of painted miniatures from the Bloodhunt set, created by members of the community. The showcase included a variety of models, including vampires and cultists, all painted to a high standard. The showcase was a celebration of the creativity and skill of the community, and a reminder of the joys of painting miniatures.

Tabletop Gaming News Sunday, February 12, 2023 8:00 AM
     This Saturday, Games Workshop is releasing a range of new pre-orders for their popular tabletop games Kill Team and Warcry. The Skirmish Day event will include new warbands and expansions for both games, giving players more options to customize their gaming experience. The new releases include the Deathwatch Kill Team Expansion, the Iron Golems Warcry Warband, and the Necromunda: Underhive Gangs Expansion. Fans of these games can look forward to an exciting day of new content.

MonsterVine Sunday, February 12, 2023 9:00 AM
     Truth be told, I didn't think I'd like parkour first-person platforming with guns, explosions, bosses, and a requirement to keep moving like I'm in the movie Crank. But I did. You start every level with the player on a motorcycle catching up to a convoy of trucks full of explosives, shipping containers, and Mad Max-style […]

Feb 12, 06:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for placing a squeezy bottle of honey that's hardened on your radiator, in the hopes that it'll soften and become truly squeezy again. Before you wait, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:02 PM

See the Tsukihime Arcueid, Akiha, and Ciel figma, Nendoroid, and Figure

Three new Tsukihime remake announcements appeared at WonHobby 36, with an Arcueid Brunestud figma, Akiha Tohno Nendoroid, and Ciel scale figure showing up. There are no release windows for any of them. However, as only Akiha appeared as a painted prototype, it will most likely be the first of the three to appear.

First, here's a closer look at Akiha. None of the Nendoroid's accessories were shown.

Next, here's the Arcueid figma's unpainted prototype. A Pop Up Parade figure and Nendoroid are also on the way.

Finally, here's the Ciel figure. A Nendoroid of her will appear later in 2023.

The remake Tsukihime -A Piece of Glass Moon- is available on the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 in Japan, and there's no release date for the Arcueid Brunestud figma, Akiha Tohno Nendoroid, or Ciel scale figure yet.

The post See the Tsukihime Arcueid, Akiha, and Ciel figma, Nendoroid, and Figure appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, February 12, 2023 5:25 AM
     Crops in RimWorld are a very important source of food and materials for your pawns to survive and thrive on this hostile planet. However, there […]