Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 8:35 PM
Back in 1999, around the time of the release of the original Super Smash Bros. on the N64, Nintendo had a big idea. To help promote the game they would go to Vegas, set up a wrestling ring, get a bunch of actors to wear Nintendo character costumes and have them go at it.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:50 PM
While the worst of the pandemic is clearly over, a few years of getting people to work from home has shown that a lot of folks are happier, and even work better, if they get to do it where they live. So decisions to force employees back into the office are understandably going to be met with resistance across the…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:00 PM
All patched up some two years post-release, Cyberpunk 2077 is actually a pretty good video game now. As a result, many players finally decided to dive in and give it a shot, and the excellent Netflix anime Edgerunners certainly helped, too.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:35 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:10 PM
You think Dragon Ball is just an action shonen series? You fools. You heathens. Allow me to enlighten you, to expand your mind to galactic proportions through a long series of hyper fixations that reveal what many overlook about Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball—that it's secretly great at romance.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:52 PM
Seasonal endings have tended to be anti-climactic in Destiny 2. That was not the case with Season of the Seraph, which just added a new season finale mission that's the best the loot shooter's had since it pivoted from DLC expansions to quarterly updates. The mission itself is cinematic and challenging, while the…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:15 PM
God of War Ragnarök is a good game that tells a story of how people can change their fates and take control of their own lives. However, in the very early days of its development, a possible story was pitched for the PlayStation-exclusive sequel that went a different direction and involved death, loss, redemption, and…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3:55 PM
Sex in ancient caves, gods that turn the women they desire into frost-white cows—civilization has been making the most uncanny situations horny since the beginning, and in our digital age, we've extended that talent to sliding into DMs, Tinder, and video game romance. But while messaging and endless swiping come with…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3:40 PM
At long last, the labiagate saga can come to a close. CD Projekt Red has confirmed to Kotaku that the realistically modeled vaginas that were recently found in the celebrated open-world RPG came from a mod…but not the one you might expect.
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:34 PM
Valorant is a game that requires sheer skill, one of the best gaming PCs, and a stable ping. Good luck staying in Silver for months if you don't have at least one of the three. But determined fans of Riot's FPS game hit Immortal daily with high ping, poor setups, and unexpected delays. As if playing Valorant on 200ms wasn't already a pain, Riot is now sidelining an underrepresented region for something they have no control over.Valorant Night Market dates, Valorant ranks order, distribution, and ranking system explained, Valorant crosshair codes
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:14 PM
If you've been patiently waiting for an update for Gotham Knights, we have good news: an update has indeed arrived, and it includes a healthy list of improvements and fixes for the superhero game. For the PC version, this patch should improve performance, stability, and graphical fidelity in some key areas, and it makes some nice UI and input tweaks as well.
Continue reading Gotham Knights patch fixes crashes and boosts performanceMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Gotham Knights abilities, How long is Gotham Knights?, Gotham Knights mods
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:04 PM
A new stage of the Sins of a Solar Empire 2 technical preview has arrived, and that means the sci-fi 4X game now has multiplayer. Players can now jump into existing multiplayer games and take over for an AI faction, or for a player who has to leave. The latest update makes additional changes too, such as updates to ship models and textures and a refresh for the research tree.
Continue reading Sins of a Solar Empire 2 multiplayer has arrived in early access
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:37 PM
The Destiny 2 season 19 finale launched today, creating an emotional turning point in a storyline that drew together throughlines dating back as far as the original Destiny to culminate in one of the most memorable quests in the game's history. The finale, ominously titled Final Dawn, brings together the stories of humanity, the Eliksni, and the Awoken in a fight against time to face forces led by Eramis, an Eliksni leader who holds a vendetta against the Traveler for leaving her people when they needed it the most. Eramis is also the primary villain in Destiny 2 Beyond Light and is now working alongside The Witness, a many-faced creature players first saw at the finale of The Witch Queen campaign in the popular FPS game.
Continue reading Destiny 2 season 19 finale mission is a heartbreaking farewellMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:31 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
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:39 PM
I kind of hate mechanical hard drives these days. Yes, they're cheap per gigabyte, yes they're fairly reliable, yes they're absolutely the way to go if you need to store a lot of data and don't care how long it takes to access it. But. But. These drives are hard to go back to after you're used to SSDs, with their near-instant access times, completely silent operation, resistance to shocks, drops and magnets and of course their overall SPEED.
So when I had the chance, I bought the biggest SSD I could afford, a 4TB model at the time, and copied literally every bit of data from the four or five 1TB or smaller hard drives that I'd bought over the years and stuck into my increasingly full PC tower. It was expensive, and it took ages to copy everything across, but as soon as I turned my computer on for the first time and I didn't have to listen to the clicks and whirs of a mechanical drive, I was completely convinced I'd made the right call to ditch spinning rust.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:29 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:47 PM
Terra Nil is terraforming sim, in which you land on a barren wasteland, construct machines for restoring it to a lush, green wilderness, and then pack up your toys and leave. It's one of the games I'm most looking forward to in 2023, and its latest trailer just cements that. It's three-minutes-long, has no music, and simply lets you revel in the "satisfaction in reclamation".
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:28 PM
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Twinfinite Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:28 PM
It sure ant their best.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:14 PM
Everyone disliked that.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:42 PM
The end is just the beginning.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:00 PM
Delays aside, a patch is always great news.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:00 PM
Konami took Valentine's Day as an opportunity to share updated sales figures for Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 4th Heart, the latest Switch entry in the otome dating sim series. It passed 150,000 units sold in Japan. The game is only available in Japan. The company didn't offer any additional insights about sales figures regarding its DLC.
Here's the official announcement on Twitter. It also included new art of Ryota Kazama, one of the love interests in this installment.
Like other installments in the series, Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 4th Heart follows a young woman as she goes through high school. You decide on which classes she takes, interests she pursues, and jobs she does. You also determine how she dresses on dates and at special events. As she goes about her high school life, she gets to know various love interests over the three years. She can then end up in a relationship with one of them. This installment is notable for callbacks to past entries, with love interest Inori Himuro related to teacher Reiichi Himuro and the twin friends Hikaru and Michiru Hanatsubaki related to series fashion icon Goro Hanatsubaki.
Unlike past entries, it is the first to offer DLC love interests. People can pay ¥1,980 for these extra romance options. These include Isao Onari and Tomoe Yukimichi.
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 4th Heart is available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 8:00 PM
To celebrate Valentine's Day, the FFVII Remake official twitter account shared the Honeybee Inn theme song, titled "An Unforgettable Night." The original song was composed by Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy VII, and the Remake, version was arranged by Kengo Tokusashi and Mitsuto Suzuki.
The tweet is written in Japanese, and its translation reads as follows:
In FFVII Remake, the Honeybee Inn is a members-only nightclub located in Wall Market and owned by the eccentric and flamboyant Andrea Rhodea, a new character introduced in the remake. Cloud and Aerith visit the locale during Chapter 9, in order for Cloud to receive a makeover, which will allow him to qualify and go to Don Corneo's audition to rescue his friend Tifa.
The FFVII Remake Twitter account recently shared the Japanese and Global versions of the Happy Turtle Jingle, a song exclusive to Episode Intermission.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Episode Intermission is an extra episode exclusive to the PS5 and PC versions, and it stars Yuffie as its protagonist.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:00 PM
Good Smile Company is now accepting pre-orders for the Nendoroid of My Hero Academia's hero Hawks. The Wing Hero comes with three faceplates, his dual feather blades, and a SLASH! text plate, as well as a translucent stand and other optional parts to support more dynamic poses. This figure wears his hero outfit consisting of a bodysuit under a warm jacket and baggy pants for high-altitude flying. He stands approximately 100mm and will cost $63.99, with shipping expected to begin in November for North American customers.
Hawks' Nendoroid was shown off at Wonhobby 36 in February 2023 alongside an update for his Pop Up Parade figure that is yet to be released. You can find the announcement tweet with more images below:
Hawks is a speed-focused hero who currently holds the position of No 2 rank hero in the world of My Hero Academia. He stands against villains like Himiko Toga, whose Nendoroid is set for a rerun in August 2023.
The Hawks Nendoroid is immediately available to pre-order from the Good Smile Website until 12:00 JST on March 30th 2023. It will cost $63.99/¥8,500. It aims to ship in November for North America and in September for Japan. There is currently no release date for Hawks' Pop Up Parade figure.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:00 PM
GameStop revealed its The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-order bonus, and it will be a decorative item. People who purchase the game will also get a wooden plaque. This will include imagery also seen in the game. However, the product page also noted that this is a limited item available while supplies last, so if demand is high enough someone might not get the item.
Here's a closer look at the GameStop The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-order bonus. It appears on both the standard and collector's edition listings. However, the latter is sold out as of February 14, 2023. That limited edition version of the game also included a poster, art book, pins, and steelbook case.
As a reminder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a Switch game that is more expensive than usual. Rather than $59.99, it costs $69.99. However, Nintendo established that this is not the new standard price for a Switch game. Rather, it is the exception to the rule.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Switch on May 12, 2023. The GameStop Tears of the Kingdom pre-order bonus plaque will be available to pick up when someone gets their copy of the game.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:00 PM
Good Smile Company opened up preorders for the Pop Up Parade figure of Mikan Tsumiki from Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload. The figure was previously shown off as a painted prototype at Wonhobby 36 in February 2023, with the original announcement being back in November 2022.
The figure stands approximately 165 mm tall and comes wearing her Ultimate Nurse outfit, with bandages covering her left arm and right leg. Her messy hair and worried expression convey her clumsy personality. The figure comes with a stand and a bonus postcard as a bonus as well.
You can get a better look at the figure below:
Previous Danganronpa students to get Pop Up Parade figures include Danganronpa 1's Junko Enoshima as well as Nagito Komaeda, who featured in Danganronpa 2 alongside Mikan. You can find our round up of all the figures or nendoroids announced at Wonhobby 36 over here.
Pre-orders for the Pop Up Parade Mikan Tsumiki figure are immediately available until 12:00 JST on March 16, 2023 on the Good Smile Company website. They cost $35.99/¥4,800 and will ship in July 2023 for Japan or September 2023 for North America.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is available worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Vita and some mobile platforms. It is also available as part of Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload on Playstation 4 and 5.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:30 PM
Nintendo revealed the return of Spyke in the Splatoon 3 Inkopolis DLC. He's the latest character Nintendo provided new screenshots and details on within the returning hub area. He will act as a shop for players to modify their gear's abilities.
Spyke was originally seen in the first Splatoon on Wii U, where he operated a shady back alley business. He could help players customize their gear by adding additional ability slots and re-rolling the gear's secondary abilities. He could also be called on to order gear that could be seen worn by other players in the Inkopolis plaza. Most of these services used Super Sea Snails, a currency typically earned from Splatfests.
Spyke was replaced in Splatoon 2 with a younger sea urchin character named Murch who ran similar services. These services have been expanded, allowing players to craft specific abilities they want instead of gambling on a reroll. According to Nintendo's latest screenshots, Spyke gained these extra services from Murch, as he uses the same menu as his Splatsville equivalent.
Spyke's reveal comes after previous reveals of the DLC's shopkeepers, including some familiar faces and newcomers.
Splatoon 3 is available now for Nintendo Switch, and the DLC is set to release in Spring 2023.
Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:00 PM
Masahiro Sakurai talked about his time working on Meteos, providing background information on its development. Released on his YouTube channel, Sakurai's video sees him cover the origins of the game, early concepts and his thoughts on the final product.
The video is the latest in Sakurai's Game Concepts series, where he looks back on the development of his previous titles including the Kirby and Smash Bros franchises. This latest episode represents the first time the series has strayed from his more famous works.
Meteos was a puzzle game released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS, produced by Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Q Entertainment, who personally approached Sakurai to design a falling block game. In his video, Sakurai described how he viewed this request as a challenge due to his poor skills at the genre, and shared a rough concept made in PowerPoint showing his desire to have blocks take off like rockets when matched correctly.
Sakurai's video also went into further depth regarding his regrets on balancing the final product, but also how pleased he was with how the different planets offered up unique challenges for the player. His next video in the series will talk about an obscure LCD game he worked on, Sodatete: Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking.
The full video can be seen here:
Meteos is available for the Nintendo DS.
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Siliconera Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3:30 PM
A new gameplay trailer for Lies of P appeared on IGN's Twitter account. At around two minutes long, it gives an overview not only of the game's worldview, but also of Pinocchio traversing through its environments. Lies of P is an action adventure game in the vein of Dark Souls, drawing inspiration not only from the story of Pinocchio, but also the Belle Epoque era of French history.
You can watch the trailer for Lies of P here:
The trailer does not really give any concrete information on the plot. NEOWIZ West did post a story trailer for Lies of P about a year ago that gives more detail on what to expect. Since the game will be a souls-like, it will likely focus on dodging and blocking rather than a hack-n-slash combat system.
In Lies of P, you play as Pinocchio, and you must fight through the violent city of Krat in order to find Geppetto. Since Pinocchio is a puppet just like in the original fairy tale, he will likely be able to upgrade his body to learn new skills or use new weapons. In the trailer, Pinocchio fires a beam from his left hand.
Lies of P is in development for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC, and it will come out in 2023. More information on it will come out during IGN FanFest, which will be on February 17-18, 2023.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 14, 2023 8:35 PM
After playing a while you gain access to the Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy, allowing you to store and manage beasts from across the game world. However, it does seem a bit limited, right? The biome you unlock, a gorgeous grassy field, can only contain 12 beasts at a time. With so many out there, it's tough to pick and choose. But, really, you don't have to. There is more to the Vivarium, and this guide will explain. Here's how you can upgrade the Vivarium and unlock more biomes in Hogwarts Legacy. Note: For more information, check out our Hogwarts Legacy guides and features hub. Hogwarts Legacy: How to upgrade the Vivarium and unlock more biomes You gain access to the Vivarium after making some progress in the campaign. Once you complete the quest, 'The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and The Loom,' you'll gain your first Vivarium biome. But you can upgrade your Vivarium and get new biomes in Hogwarts Legacy by continuing on in your journey. Once you finish up wit...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:08 PM
Avalanche Software has announced a new patch for its high-selling Harry Potter-themed RPG Hogwarts Legacy. This patch aims to address several bugs in addition to improving the game's performance and stability. It also implements a few improvements in regard to online connectivity. As of right now, this patch applies exclusively to the PC and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. According to Chandler Wood, the community manager at Avalanche Software, the developers will try and add the patch to the PlayStation 5 version later this week. You can find the entire list of patch notes here. A little over half of the changes included in the patch apply to both PC and Xbox Series X/S. The main online-related fix addresses "issues with achievement data being properly pushed to Wizarding World portal after linking." As for the gameplay-related fixes, one important change makes it so that receiving mail will always activate the mission associated with it as intended. Another f...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 14, 2023 6:53 PM
Among the many activities you can experience in Hogwarts Legacy, the Merlin Trials are likely the most important to complete. Doing so will increase your inventory space, and that's especially useful when playing a game filled with cosmetics to pick up. But some of the trials can be real head-scratchers. One of the earliest you find can certainly take a bit of thought. Here is our guide on how to solve the Keenbridge Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy. Note: For more information, check out our Hogwarts Legacy guides and features hub. Hogwarts Legacy: How to solve the Keenbridge Merlin Trial I imagine that the Keenbridge Merlin Trial has stumped many Hogwarts Legacy players for a particular reason: they don't have the right tools for the job. As you make your way through the story, you unlock more and more spells. Some are offensive spells, while others let you manipulate objects in the world around you. This Merlin Trial requires that you know some later spells, leaving player...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:36 PM
As you make your way through Hogwarts Legacy, you find yourself taking many of its fine wizarding classes. Around the midgame, you finally get a chance to check out the Astronomy Class, where young witches and wizards gaze upward at the stars. On completion of your first class, you're given a telescope of your own. This is the start of your next collect-a-thon side quest, which has you scouring the landscape for places to peer at the sky. Here is where to find all the Astronomy Tables in Hogwarts Legacy. Note: For more information, check out our Hogwarts Legacy guides and features hub. Hogwarts Legacy: Where to find all Astronomy Tables Your first Astronomy Table in Hogwarts Legacy is completed during the class. Afterward, you're free to track down all the tables in both the north and south parts of the map. You can see them on the map or while traveling as icons with a crescent moon and two small stars. There are 15 Astronomy Tables in total. Completing each set of five wi...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:45 PM
It's time to get cozy with Minecraft. Today developer Mojang announced that cherry blossoms will be coming as part of the next big Minecraft update – 1.20. The new cherry blossom biome will bring many new blocks to the game, and have mobs be more likely to spawn there. Minecraft cherry blossom biome includes new crafting options The cherry blossom biome, which will be coming to Minecraft in its 1.20 update sometime later this year, will include the beautiful pink tree itself. Cherry blossoms have been a long-missing tree in Minecraft, which has led to modders adding it in themselves. The cherry blossom biome will attract certain mobs such as pigs, sheep, and bees. It will also have a very colorful look with the new trees creating pink forests throughout the biome. You'll be able to break the cherry blossom tree down into its own new crafting material, which sports its own pink look. You can also craft one of the other new additions, a hanging sign, out of the new tree. Im...
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, February 14, 2023 8:37 PM
Elden Ring was one of the biggest games to come out last year, and it even got to win Game of the Year at the Game Awards, beating out titles like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West. However, it looks like the game has found a serious contender this year. As reported by […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 14, 2023 4:34 PM
Specific details for the patch have yet to be revealed.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3:16 PM
The trailer shows off the game's many core gameplay elements
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