Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 5:30 PM
The Last of Us arrived in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and almost instantly won gamers over with its gripping narrative, challenging stealth and survival gameplay, and unique spin on the well-worn genre of zombie drama. But after Joel and Ellie reach the end of their journey in the first game, what should you play next? …
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 4:55 PM
Hero shooters like Overwatch 2 are always in flux when it comes to character pick rates. Balance changes, reworks, and new additions throw a wrench into the machine, so a period of high usage for a character can mean a lot of things. But while Overwatch 2 only launched four months ago, we can still learn a bit from…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 3:39 PM
A new system firmware update for the Nintendo Switch has seemingly expanded the console's list of banned words to include references to child grooming and school shooters. According to a longtime Nintendo dataminer's review of the latest changes, any users who may have had those terms in their Nintendo account handles…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 2:41 PM
Nintendo's new Metroid Prime Remastered—physical copies of the Switch game released on February 22, if you could get your hands on one—has a lot of stuff in it. While you guide unshakeable bounty hunter Samus Aran around the winding planet Tallon IV, you'll pick some of it up, valuable upgrades and alterations to her…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 1:50 PM
The woman with three arms and three legs won't get out of my mountainside camp. She doesn't appear to be a threat, and she must be freezing in her undies, but then again it must be a nightmare finding clothes that fit. It's just…really unsettling. I know there are cannibals on this island, but she doesn't seem to be…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 1:38 PM
Overwatch 2 doesn't have a Mei homing grenade, but it could, and the promise of a weapon that would single-handedly seek out the ice-loving pain in my ass is enough to have players daydreaming about the possibilities.
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 12:30 PM
The sixth season of Boss Fight Books is currently funding on Kickstarter. Among the books in this season's offerings is Kyle Orland's tome on Minesweeper. A gripping read that tells the wild story of how Minesweeper became one of the most ubiquitous games in history—a tale that saw Microsoft CEO Bill Gates himself…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 12:20 PM
The Mario Kart community recently found out that the Game Boy Advance entry in the series, Super Circuit, was secretly giving bonus points to certain characters in the roster, and not everyone is happy about it. Characters such as Bowser get the largest amount of bonus points, while Peach and Toad get less. It turns…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 12:05 PM
If Pokémon knows how to do anything, it's capitalize on its fans' long history with the franchise. This sentiment isn't just held for its major anniversary years, because if The Pokémon Company can make a viral video that encapsulates the entirety of the series' 27 years, it's gonna do it. And it looks like it's going…
Kotaku Friday, February 24, 2023 11:25 AM
Bungie announced on Thursday that Destiny 2's Witch Queen expansion will be free to access for all players through the weekend. With a flashy new expansion, Lightfall, coming in hot on February 28, it's a perfect time to give one of the best sci-fi shooters around a second chance. Or a third, or a fourth. Wait. Where…
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 3:09 PM
Anna Clemens, who has been developing Final Fantasy XIV plugins for three years, is an outlier among the FFXIV modders I've talked with. She publishes under the name 'ascclemens,' and she doesn't make any effort to hide her full name and contact information. She's also the only one of the MMORPG's modders that I spoke with who agreed to have her name published in this piece.
Continue reading The story of Final Fantasy XIV's renegade do-goodersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 1:17 PM
With the Sons of the Forest release date finally here, the survival game has been off to an absolutely colossal start on platforms like Steam, and it looks like developer Endnight can add Twitch to the game's lists of conquests, as Sons of the Forest briefly obliterated the viewer count of the platforms most popular category.
Continue reading Sons of the Forest overtakes Twitch's most popular viewer categoryMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 1:14 PM
A Steam sale brings Destiny 2's The Witch Queen campaign to players at a massive discount this weekend, just in time for next week's Destiny 2 Lightfall release date. For those interested in trialling the content without the commitment to purchase, you can also play through the campaign for free all weekend on Steam and Epic through scheduled Destiny 2 downtime beginning February 27 at 9am PST / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT. That gives players through Monday to complete the FPS game's campaign for free, just ahead of the game's newest expansion.
Continue reading Steam sale gives you Destiny 2's best campaign for cheapMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:36 PM
Can Kelvin die in Sons of the Forest? That's the question you probably ask yourself if you decide to help him and dust off the debris from your concussed companion. His ear is dribbling with blood, and his spaced look indicates that he's disorientated and possibly now deaf. However, all is not lost as you can get him to follow instructions written on paper and forcefully thrust onto his chest.
There are advantages to keeping Kelvin alive in the survival game, and morally speaking, it's probably the best decision to do so. Kelvin is not the only companion who can accompany you in Sons of the Forest, either; you can also recruit Virginia to help you survive the cannibal-infested island, though you'll need a more delicate approach. Regardless, to those asking if Kelvin can die in Sons of the Forest, here is everything we know about our injured colleague.
Continue reading Can Kelvin die in Sons of the Forest?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 1:14 PM
After five long years in development, the Company of Heroes 3 release date is here. Initially, we only knew about the Italian campaign with its new, Total War-style strategy map, and about the tailor-made Company of Heroes development program that's driven a lot of the design decisions to date.
Since then, we received a further announcement that revealed the second campaign, which is in the more traditional mission-only style. We also have some idea of the vague plans for Company of Heroes 3 DLC, which is sure to prolong one of the best PC games available for military strategists. Here's everything we know about the Company of Heroes 3 release date and gameplay features.
Continue reading Company of Heroes 3 release date, launch editions, and featuresMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 system requirements
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 1:20 PM
You read that right, ahead of the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date later this year, the least successful Batman Arkham villain appears to have been spotted in the new superhero game footage from developer Rocksteady. While we don't know what capacity they'll appear in, it seems pretty likely that they'll be in the new Suicide Squad game.
Continue reading Suicide Squad brings back Batman Arkham's least successful villainMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Upcoming PC games, Best PC games, Release date
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:49 PM
Sons of the Forest weapons will be your first defence against Fingers, John 2.0, Sluggy, and the other mutants and cannibals in the sandbox sequel. There's more technology at our disposal than in the first game, with the brand-new shotgun being possibly our most offensive weapon. However, good old severed limbs will still come in handy when you run out of ammo, and you could always just grab that guitar.
The upcoming survival horror game is following in the footsteps of its predecessor with the same familiar enemies and a lot of features we know and love from the first game. However, Sons of the Forest also contains more modern gameplay mechanics, with the likes of a 3D printer completely changing the way you craft. You won't always have access to ammo though, so you'll need to make the most of what you've got around you. Following the Sons of the Forest release date, here are some of the best weapons so far.
Continue reading Sons of the Forest weapons listMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:21 PM
Sons of the Forest cheats might feel like a pointless way to cheese your way through the horror game, but they would certainly make a second playthrough with friends a lot more fun, or can be used to help you out in a pinch - or rather, in a dark, cannibal-infested cave.
There were plenty of The Forest cheats and console commands - the predecessor to Sons of the Forest - with all sorts of effects, including invincibility, free items, killing enemies, and more. With the Sons of the Forest release date finally here, it's time to start thinking about whether the new horror game has its own methods of giving you a leg up, so here's everything you need to know about Sons of the Forest cheats and console commands.
Continue reading Sons of the Forest cheats and console commandsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:41 PM
Sons of the Forest mutants are the horrifying creatures trying to kill you in the survival horror game - as if being stranded in the wild wasn't hard enough already. It's worth mentioning that some of these mutants can be friendly, and we'll be covering those in this list too. That said, be careful who you trust.
The upcoming survival game follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Forest, with the same cannibals and creepy mutants threatening your life after you're stranded on a strange island. However, there are a few different gruesome mutants in Sons of the Forest, including one almost entirely made up of fingers. Before you dive into Sons of the Forest multiplayer with your friends, make sure you actually live long enough to explore the large Sons of the Forest map by familiarising yourself with all of the Sons of the Forest mutants and cannibals.
Continue reading Sons of the Forest mutants, cannibals, and enemies listMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest release date, Best horror games
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:21 PM
It's been almost a decade since the last Company of Heroes game, and the wait has been tough for many. This incredible series is still revered as one of the best takes on the real-time strategy genre on PC, and Company of Heroes 3 brings the series back in style.
Continue reading Explore new tactics and battlefields in Company of Heroes 3MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 system requirements
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00 PM
If you're a horror aficionado, the Resident Evil 4 Remake release date is sure to be a firm fixture on your calendar this year. Once again, we'll be back in the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy, the rookie cop turned special agent tasked with saving the President's daughter from the evil clutches of Osmund Saddler, bioweapons researcher and enigmatic leader of the Los Iluminados cult.
Ahead of the Resident Evil 4 Remake release date, Capcom has wowed fans with gameplay footage that includes some of Leon's closest encounters with the hostile Ganados. We've also had confirmation of several major departures from the third-person, action-survival horror formula. Here's everything we know about the Resident Evil 4 Remake release date, as well as what changes are coming to Capcom's reimagining of one of the best PC games in its genre.
Continue reading Resident Evil 4 Remake release date, gameplay, trailer, and changesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Resident Evil 4 Remake release date, Resident Evil 4 Remake system requirements, Best horror games on PC
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 11:14 AM
When is the Starfield release date? It was officially going to be in November 2022, but Bethesda announced a Starfield delay into 2023. Thankfully, we still got a pretty decent showing of the new open-world game at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase over the summer.
Whenever the Starfield release date ends up being, it has the potential to be one of the best PC games ever, so should be well worth the wait. We haven't really heard much about the game since, which has left the Starfield community a bit thirsty for new information, but we're confident Bethesda won't keep us in the dark for too much longer. Here's what we know about Starfield so far.
Continue reading Starfield release date window, latest news, and gameplayMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 11:21 AM
Excited about the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date? Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the follow-up to Rocksteady's iconic Batman: Arkham series. Promising a roster of heroes gone bad, intriguing cooperative combat, and plenty of self-aware, irreverent humour, there's a lot to be excited about.
Set in a chaos-covered Metropolis, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League flips the script on who's good and evil in the DC universe. For a twist on the usual superhero game format, instead, we're tasked with bringing down the corrupt versions of the iconic heroes from the Justice League. It seems the only group capable and vaguely willing to stop them is a new ragtag Suicide Squad, assembled by the ruthless Amanda Waller. After the brilliant Arkham series, we're expecting big things from what could be one of the best PC games of the year. Here's everything we know so far about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, including the release date, trailers, gameplay, and more.Upcoming PC games, Best PC games, Release date
PCGamesN Friday, February 24, 2023 12:06 PM
If you want to know how to get Virginia in Sons of the Forest, you'll need to know how to put your weapons away and tread carefully or you can scare her away. We know that you can frighten off, ignore, or befriend the three-legged lady, and if we're being honest, the latter is going to be your best choice as you'll have an extra pair of hands on your side against the hordes of cannibals.
Befriend Virginia in Sons of the Forest, and you can give her a gun and put her to use in combat, just like your other AI companion Kelvin. Neither of these NPCs is completely forced on you in the survival game, though, so you can go it alone if you want. If you could do with the help, then recruiting the three-legged lady to help you protect Kelvin is a great idea, as Kelvin can die in Sons of the Forest. Here are the steps you need to know to answer the question of how to recruit Virginia in Sons of the Forest without scaring her away.
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Twinfinite Friday, February 24, 2023 3:51 PM
The PSP had some underrated titles.
Twinfinite Friday, February 24, 2023 3:49 PM
The Sons of the Forest multiverse.
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Twinfinite Friday, February 24, 2023 1:00 PM
One of the best roguelikes has arrived on PC.
Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 5:00 PM
Good Smile Company made two Hololive figure announcements, sharing the Sakura Miko Nendoroid will be released and the Mori Calliope Pop Up Parade figure will be out this summer. The former will come out again in July 2023 in Japan for ¥6,800. Her original run figure is still available outside the country for $68.99. Meanwhile the Calliope figure will show up in Japan in June 2023 and North America in August 2023. It will be ¥5,500/$40.99.
The Miko Nendoroid first appeared in 2022 worldwide. In addition to the expected extra face plates and accessories, it included Kintoki, 35P, and an extra body that makes her look like a baby.
As for the Calliope Pop Up Parade figure, it stands at about six and a half inches tall like others in the collection. It features her in her original outfit. Her veil will be made of translucent material.
This isn't the only recent news involving both Sakura Miko and Mori Calliope. Both of them were named Tokyo Tourism Ambassadors for 2023. They, along with Gawr Gura, are promoting attractions in the city.
The Hololive Sakura Miko Nendoroid will return in July 2023 in Japan and is immediately available in the US Good Smile Company shop, and the Mori Calliope Pop Up Parade figure will launch in June 2023 in Japan and August 2023 in North America. Pre-orders for Miko are open until April 13, 2023. People can only pre-order Calliope until March 23, 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 4:00 PM
Bandai Namco recently acknowledged and apologized for the problems and glitches found in the Nintendo Switch version of the recently released Tales of Symphonia Remastered. The company confirmed that the team is currently working on a solution to these problems. Bandai Namco will provide more information and future updates through the official Japanese Twitter account.
Here is the original Japanese Twitter thread from Bandai Namco, informing people about the upcoming update:
Players worldwide reported these glitches, with most of them being technical issues related to the framerate of the console considerably dropping in certain areas. Additionally, the framerate drastically suffers during combat after a certain point in the story, but only when Colette is a part of the team. This is a bigger problem, considering her crucial role in the game. Some other examples of these issues include unusually long loading times, the overworld music loading mid-song, and some elements like the glass shattering battle transition effect being completely absent.
This is not the first remaster from the Tales of series, and it might not be the last one. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition debuted back in 2019 worldwide. The Nintendo Switch version of the it runs as well as the rest of the versions available.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is immediately available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Tales of Symphonia is also available on Windows PC through Steam, and it is based on the PS3 version of the game.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 3:00 PM
More Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury merchandise is on the way. The next items are some figures. However, they're still in development. MegaHouse only offered a peek at how the Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembran Look Up figures could look with two unpainted prototypes.
Here's a closer look at the Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Suletta and Miorine figures together. The Aerial pilot is on the left. Her fiance is on the right. Only their eyes are drawn on the figures.
The official page for MegaHobby Plus 2023 Winter show the backs of three more figures of Guel Jeturk, Elan Ceres and Shaddiq Zenelli, from left to right.
This isn't the only new Look Up figures based on an anime series to appear. MegaHouse also recently showed off some for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. It is preparing ones based on both Jolyne Cujoh and her Stand Stone Free.
There's no release date yet for the Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Suletta and Miorine Look Up figures. People can see the anime on Crunchyroll. The second season is due to begin in April 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 2:30 PM
In Octopath Traveler 2 every character starts out with one job. So Osvald is the Scholar, Hikari is the Warrior, and so on. However, each character can also equip a secondary job to increase their range. You don't get these just by someone with the role joining. Rather, you need to find guilds across the maps for them. So, here are the Octopath Traveler 2 secondary job locations for the eight basic classes in the game. As a tip, aside from the apothecary thief role, they all tend to be fairly near the character with the same class you recruited.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Apothecary Guild
Getting the extra Apothecary job license involves a bit of a hike. You need to head west of where you found Castti in Canalbrine, then south to Conning Creek. Immediately after you enter town, head to the east up the stairs. Head slightly south and enter the small building with two flower boxes to join the guild and get the license.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Cleric Guild
While it would make sense for it to be at Flamechurch Cathedral, it's not. You need to head north across a bridge in Borderfall to a much smaller church to get the Cleric Octopath Traveler 2 secondary job license, but as a bonus it is also the location of the Prayer for Plenty EX Skill for Temenos. It's east of where you found Temenos in Flamechurch.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Dancer Guild
Like the Apothecary job, the Dancer guild is right in a town. Head to Wellgrove, which is to the southwest of where you recruited Agnea in Cropdale. There'll be a little house with flowers all around the doorway right after you enter town and head to the second level past the big building. (An elderly gentleman will be in front during the day.) Talk to the guildmaster, and you'll be set.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Hunter Guild
Okay, this one took me so long to find, so hopefully this helps you out. Sometimes in locations, there will be "obscured" areas you can pass through, but it isn't obvious unless you are right there. Head to Western Tropu'hopu Traverse, immediately north of the Beasting Village where you meet Ochette. Now, this is mostly a straightforward road with no extra paths. However, you will notice a point at which you can head north toward the Southern Nameless Village Traverse path. Don't go there. Head as though you are, but then go south. Along these ruins is the hidden Hunter guild. Since it's so hard to find, I created the brief video above to show how to reach it from the Western Tropu'hopu Traverse save point.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Merchant Guild
It's more appropriate to call this a Merchant "tent," rather than a guild. It's in Western Crackridge Wilds, north of Orerush where Partitio joined. At the junction where you find the signpost and save point, head west over the natural rock bridge. You'll find an emcampment as you keep heading west. The man outside the tent to the right is the location of the Octopath Traveler 2 Merchant secondary job license.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Scholar Guild
Getting the Scholar job is quite easy, as it is one of the easiest to find Octopath Traveler 2 secondary job locations. Head all the way west in Western Winterbloom Snows, then north. You'll see the building right there. It's also just north of Osvald's first chapter and where you'll recruit him.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Thief Guild
I'd say this is the second hardest to find secondary job license locations to find in Octopath Traveler 2, because it's both hidden away and only accessible at night. Directly east of New Delsta, where you found Throne, is the town of Clockbank. (It's a bit of a hike.) When in town, change the time of day to night. Then, head to the northern industrial area. You need to get to the main "street" that the inn is on, then head left. Go south through the sheltered area. You'll be in an area with a small house to the left. Head up through the alley next to the small house, past the boxes. There's a doorway there. When you go through it, you'll find yourself at the thieves guild and able to get that secondary job license.
The Octopath Traveler 2 Warrior Guild
You'll find the Warrior dojo in Sai. It's one of the more obvious and easy to find guilds. Just head south when you get into down, and you'll find it in back with a person standing in front. It's south of where you found Hikari in Ryu.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 2:00 PM
Mortal Kombat 12 is on the way, and it seems it will be a 2023 release. During the Warner Bros Discovery Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Call, part of the announcements mentioned the game would appear in 2023. No further details about the game were mentioned, beyond the fact it exists and will be out this year.
Here's a clip showing the announcement from the Warner Bros earning call, which was shared by Al¹³ on Twitter.
The update mentioned it alongside another game. It also referenced Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. That will be showing up in May 2023.
Mortal Kombat 11 debuted back in 2019 on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC. It eventually came to the PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2020. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate was recently revealed to be one of the Evo 2023 main games, which led to people speculating that there could be an announcement tied to the series at the event.
Following the call, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon joked about the situation on Twitter.
Mortal Kombat 12 is in development and will apparently launch in 2023.
Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 1:30 PM
When new playable characters come to Genshin Impact, there tends to be a web event featuring them, and Scarlet Sands does so for Dehya. However, she isn't the only focus. When she was introduced during the Sumeru Archon Quests, we saw her working as a bodyguard. So her event not only features her, but the major Genshin Impact NPC Dunyarzard.
First, as always, you need to visit the Genshin Impact Scarlet Sand web event page to kick off this adventure with Dehya and Dunyarzard. While it is set after the Archon Quests featuring the two, there are no spoilers. The goal is to help Dehya show Dunyarzard around the desert region of Sumeru. You'll do this by clicking on things around the duo while the walk through the area. When you click on certain hallmarks, you'll trigger scenes between the two of them. So, for example, if you click on a scarab, you'll see the two investigate it together. By seeing the points of interest, you'll earn three Agnidus Agate Fragments you can use to ascend Dehya, get two Mystic Enhancement Ores for weapons, collect 20,000 Mora, and be gifted 40 Primogems.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the Scarlet Sands web event will run until March 2, 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 1:00 PM
Hey, I just got home! Yeah, sorry I couldn't call sooner. This last job I was on had some surprisingly strict security. Where? Oh, I thought I told you. PowerWash sent me to this place called Midgar… that Final Fantasy VII place, to do some work for Shinra.
Yes, I know Shinra is an evil, capitalist corporation responsible for the deaths and downfalls of thousands of innocent people. I mean, what company isn't at this point? If I start narrowing things down to employers who aren't actively doing harm, I'll never work. Besides, $75 to wash one motorcycle and one car in a swanky, climate-controlled place when it's 32 degrees out and eggs are $4 a carton? A girl's gotta eat.
Besides, it really wasn't that bad. The Head of Urban Development let me into the Shinra Electric Power Company headquarters and let me into the showroom. Needed me to clean off a standard Shinra Model sA-37 Hauler and one of those new Hardy Daytona prototypes. Both were a real mess. Like with the Hauler, you could tell it was a used model. Had to blast off the remnants of old work logos, even.
Once I finally got it clean, I could see the headlights were on, but I doubt it was functional. Like that seemed like more of an antique piece at this point. Straightforward stuff. Though I will say the exhaust pipes were, pardon my language, a bitch to clean. I had to go through three different nozzles trying to get into the holes and inner workings.
Soap? No, I'm not going to use soap on that one. It'd be a waste of money and, like, even though this is a major potential client, I'm not going to waste product.
Besides, the Hardy Daytona was way more intricate and needed it. That test model was gorgeous. There are so many details to it. There were so many times when I'd step back, look, and be like, "Okay, this is only 98% done. But I can't see any dirt on that tire or kickstand." The soap and the wide angle nozzles were a godsend.
Oh, yeah. You know that Urban Development guy I told you about? The one who hired me. Honestly, Reeve Tuesti seemed like a decent dude, for Shinra. I figured I'd be stuck with security babysitting me, since like Hardy Daytonas are a big deal. But he was cool. Left me to my business. Checked in every once in a while with a text. Seemed like he's genuinely proud of the Hauler and bike, honestly. Wasn't condescending or anything, even though he probably makes more in a year that I have in my life.
Ask him out? No, I'm not going to ask him out. I'll work for a company filled with psychopathic mass murderers, but I'm not going to date them.
Especially after the second gig.
Yeah, I got even more work from Shinra after I did so well with the Hardy Daytona and Hauler. That… I mean, it was terrifying.
You're not going to tell anyone about this, right?
This is Shinra. Do you get that? Hell, given their reach, they're probably listening right now. Hey, Mr. Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department Agent, I really love your suits!
Okay. But this stays here.
The head of Public Safety hired me to clean off one of its mechs. Called it a "Scorpion Sentinel." Had a bunch of legs and a laser on a tail, like a scorpion. Now this dude I could just tell is an asshole. His name was Heidegger. While that Tuesti was all personable and polite, it felt like every text from Heidegger was a threat. Like he mentioned how I "probably" was safe and wouldn't get hurt. All proud of his weapons, but not like in the wholesome way Tuesti was. Like creepy.
I... I don't think there was any blood on it? It... I don't want to think about that. I was...
I definitely saw Mako, which is weird. Especially... exposure to that can get you sick, right? I had my suit on, but...
I'm trying to rationalize this. Like, "No big deal. For over $100, I can clean the murder machine!"
Except it's on.
That. Idiot. Left. The. Damn. Scorpion. Sentinel. On.
I nearly fainted when the damn thing looked at me.
It's not funny! I could have died! Maybe!
Anyways, allegedly it was so I could move the arms on it to get all of the angles while cleaning it. Said it was the same reason a step stool and scaffolding was nearby.
But I did not expect that as I had to get into all the nooks and crannies and clean that up. Which, by the way, was way harder than I expected. Like I deserved another couple hundred for that, because I was parkouring all around that robot. Worst jungle gym ever. I kept analyzing the situation, checking my tablet, and thinking, "How is this only 95% clean?" Nightmare.
Oh… I've got to go. Yeah, I have another job. This woman named Tifa from the Sector 7 Slums hired me to clean up her bar. Ever hear of Seventh Heaven? Yeah, I hear it's nice. It'll be good to work for an ordinary person after dealing with Shinra.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 12:30 PM
Futurlab revealed more details for the Final Fantasy VII Midgar Special Pack in Powerwash Simulator. The second of Powerwash Simulator's tie-ins with other games, the Midgar Special Pack allows players to clean up various locations last seen in Final Fantasy VII Remake. The expansion will contain five levels for players to clean up, and the developer went in-depth on two of them.
First up is the Mighty Scorpion Sentinel, best known to Final Fantasy VII players as the first boss fight. It features moving parts and a new dirt type based on Mako Energy residue.
The second level is Tifa's Seventh Heaven bar as it appeared in Remake. It features additional items to clean, including Cloud's Buster Sword. The player will also receive messages from members of Avalanche as they clean the bar.
Other levels that will feature in the expansion will be one with the Hardy Daytona and Shinra Hauler, another that features the Mako Energy Exhibit inside Shinra HQ, and a chance to clean the Airbuster boss. All five were as previously announced.
The Midgar Special Pack is the second crossover content for Powerwash Simulator. Croft Manor from Tomb Raider appeared as another free DLC pack earlier in 2023.
Powerwash Simulator is available now on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X,, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store. The Midgar Special Pack will be released on March 2, 2023.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Steam Deck owners can play Octopath Traveler 2, as the product page revealed it is "verified." This means the game completely supports the handheld's controls, you'll be able to read all text, and it generally performs well.
This means Octopath Traveler 2 is the first entry in the series to be Steam Deck verified. The original game, which came out in 2019, isn't. However, it does have a "playable" status. That means it generally works on the handheld. The product page does note the player will need to adjust the resolution to make sure it looks right.
In addition to the announcement regarding its Steam Deck compatibility, Square Enix shared final pieces of Octopath Traveler 2 character art. First, a piece showing the merchants Partitio and Tressa appeared.
Then, the countdown ended with a picture of the cast that was shared worldwide.
Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 11:30 AM
Elden Ring and Final Fantasy 14 won big at the 26th Annual DICE Awards. Results were announced on February 23, 2023. Elden Ring won five awards, including Technical Achievement, Role-Playing Game of the Year, Game Design, Game Direction and the overall Game of the Year award. God of War Ragnarok also did well, getting seven awards for Animation, Art Direction, Character, Music, Audio Design, Story and Adventure Game of the Year. These results are similar to the Game Awards back in December, where God of War swept most of the awards, while Elden Ring took the big award.
In addition, Final Fantasy XIV won Online Game of the Year for the Endwalker expansion.
Here are the full list of winners:
The DICE Awards were held in Las Vegas on February 23, 2022 and streamed live on IGN.
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Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 11:15 AM
As you look around and explore the Octopath Traveler 2 map, eventually you may realize there's no way to reach certain areas. This is because there's an extra way to get around. If you want to get to everything, you need a boat. While you can buy rides to certain ports without one, certain areas are inaccessible without one. If you're trying to figure out how to buy a boat in Octopath Traveler 2, you'll need three things: Partitio, access to Tropu'hopu, and 100,000 leaves.
First, the opportunity to even buy a boat in Octopath Traveler 2 won't happen unless Partitio is in your party. Add him to your group, then head to the shipyard area in Tropu'hopu. (Head to the exit to the east when you first get or fast travel to that town.)
Once you get to the shipyard, an event will automatically trigger if Partitio is in your party. You'll see a man arguing about the price of a boat. Partitio will show interest in what's going on. Proceed further into the area and walk toward the person standing on the dock. This is Terry, and approaching will immediately kick off another event.
From here, you'll learn that you need 100,000 leaves to buy the boat Terry built. Now, since I started my journey with Throne, I basically didn't make any purchases for the first 20 hours unless I needed items for Inventor skills. (I did a lot of stealing.) By the time I reached Tropu'hopu, I had the money to buy the boat. However, if you haven't been stealing from everyone or beating them up to mug their belongings, you can get the money via going through Partitio's storyline and general gameplay.
If you do have 100,000 leaves, you can immediately buy the boat. Terry will use the funds to complete it. You can then decide what color you'd like it to be (unpainted, black, blue, and red are options) and if you'd like a design on the sails (an octopus, sun, or trident are available). You can then set sail from ports to the open ocean. This means you can come across islands, treasures, or otherwise inaccessible areas.
However, note that the seas are dangerous! I'd say make sure your party is around level 34, to ensure the enemies lurking in the ocean don't cause too much damage.
Siliconera Friday, February 24, 2023 11:00 AM
As 2022 came to an end, a Hololive EN Myth CounterSide event began and added Gawr Gura, Calliope Mori, Kiara Takanashi, Ina'nis Ninomae, and Amelia Watson to the game. Now, it already returned. Between February 22, 2023 and March 22, 2023, players who missed it the first time can get character skins. There is also some new content.
As a reminder, here are the CounterSide characters who got Hololive EN Myth skins. If someone completes the event's missions, they can choose one of the five as a reward. It is also possible to purchase all five in a $35.99 bundle from the in-game shop.
If people complete the missions, they can get a number of bonuses. You can get a HoloMythical Egg for getting figures, an Enigmatic HoloEgg for SSR Hololive figures, the Fashionable HoloEgg for the free skin, a Chumbuds mascot, a Dead Beats mascot, a KFP mascot, a Takodachi mascot, and a Teamates mascot.
The Hololive figure gacha is back. All past figures return. In addition, there are Halloween SMOL and Awakened SSR ones available. People can get a SmolMyth Interior Set for 1,980 Admin Coins too.
CounterSide is available on PCs and mobile devices, and the Hololive Myth crossover is now live in-game until March 22, 2023.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 24, 2023 5:10 PM
The Sony State of Play 2023 event announced the Baldur's Gate 3 release date through a new trailer. Larian Studio confirmed that the game will come to PC and other modern platforms this August. In addition to giving us a release date, Larian announced that there would be two editions of the game. Players can get the Digital Deluxe or Collector's Editions when the game launches. I'll tell you a story, true soul…about a man who sold himself, piece by piece. An invincible necromancer, Ketheric's voice required an imposing presence. Renowned character actor J.K. Simmons joins the cast of @baldursgate3 Pre-order now for PS5: https://t.co/WSzFkx2BJ0 pic.twitter.com/gIc8kSPIG2 — Baldur's Gate 3 – Launching August 31st (@baldursgate3) February 24, 2023 In December 2022, Baldur's Gate 3 was confirmed for an August 2023 release window. Since October 2020, the game has been in early access. In addition to revealing Baldur's Gate 3 release da...
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If you wish to experience something a little more off the wall than your average game, then you may want to pay attention to developer Strange Scaffold's latest title. This game, dubbed El Paso, Elsewhere, recently received a brand-new trailer that fully showcases its surreal imagery. Although the third-person shooting and slow-motion diving take clear inspiration from Max Payne, the visuals deviate quite heavily from that franchise. They both share a blocky, low-poly aesthetic, but El Paso, Elsewhere sets itself apart by forgoing any sense of groundedness. The Steam page gives a brief description of what players can expect from El Paso, Elsewhere, which it calls a "supernatural neo-noir third-person shooter." You assume the role of James Savage as he navigates a motel filled with bizarre, reality-bending rooms and imagery. Along the way, he will encounter werewolves, fallen angels, vampires, and other supernatural foes that he must take down using his stylish acti...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 24, 2023 4:46 PM
Diona is a 4-star Cryo character in Genshin Impact, and is the fiesty bartender at the Cat's Tail bar in Mondstadt. Diona is a mocktail blend of healing and shielding, giving your Cryo teams some great survivability. The generally helpful Diona hasn't made a huge impact outside of a few events, but fans of her character will know how essential she is to certain team compositions, such as freeze teams and mono-Cryo teams. To best take advantage of Diona's support abilities, we'll have to pair her with the best gear around. Here's our Genshin Impact Diona best weapons and artifacts guide to help you shake up the best support cocktail. Related: Genshin Impact: Diona best team comps guide Genshin Impact – Diona best weapons and artifacts Diona's best weapon options Favonius Warbow – The Favonius Warbow allows Diona to gain more energy to ensure she can keep her Elemental Burst up, keeping your team healthy and strong. It also provides some Cr...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 24, 2023 4:22 PM
There are a lot of crafting recipes to unlock in Atomic Heart. Obtaining these recipes lets you create powerful weapons, consumables, and ammo to help you on your journey. One of the most desirable recipes to get is the Zvezdochka which is arguably the best melee weapon in Atomic Heart. Here's how to get the Zvezdochka and find its blueprint location in Atomic Heart. Related: Atomic Heart review — An ambitious shooter that falls short of greatness Atomic Heart: Zvezdochka blueprint Location Contrary to what some players think, most recipes and blueprints in Atomic Heart don't have a set spawn. However, there are chests that seem to give an increased drop rate of specific crafting recipes. In the case of the Zvezdochka, this chest can be found in the village you emerge from after first exiting the Vavilov Complex. However, it is possible that you will not receive the Zvezdochka recipe from this chest. If you don't receive the item, then you have some more looting to do. Thi...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 24, 2023 4:11 PM
Weapon evolution has always been a core element of Vampire Survivors, but it wasn't until Patch 1.3.0 that the game's first character evolution was introduced. Using a new Relic known as the Chaos Malachite, you can now evolve Vampire Survivors' playable skeleton Mortaccio into a more powerful form. Knowing where to find the Chaos Malachite needed to evolve Mortaccio in Vampire Survivors is not immediately obvious, however, and will require quite a bit of digging on your part. Or, you could let us do the digging for you, and read on to discover our full guide on where to find the Chaos Malachite, and how you can use it to evolve Mortaccio, in Vampire Survivors. Where to find Chaos Malachite to evolve Mortaccio in Vampire Survivors Step 1: Head to Bat Country Screenshots by PC Invasion The first thing you'll need to do is head to the game's new Bat Country challenge stage. If you haven't unlocked it yet, you can do so by...
Gamer Empire Friday, February 24, 2023 4:15 PM
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, February 24, 2023 5:00 PM
Fantasy game enthusiasts, get ready to don your armor and grab your swords – Dungeon Saga is back! The original dungeon crawler that had gamers battling their way through Dwarf King's Hold and facing off against Karrathor The Unbroken in The Tyrant of Halpi is returning with a brand new prequel, Dungeon Saga Origins. Mantic …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, February 24, 2023 3:00 PM
Atlas Games Launches Magical Kitties Noir Kickstarter Campaign with New Hometown and Game Master Kit
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, February 24, 2023 11:50 AM
Steamforged Games, the renowned publisher of board games based on popular video games, has set tongues wagging with its recent tweet hinting at a new pirate-themed board game. The tweet, which simply read "A new adventure awaits…🏴☠️ But what Sea will this journey take us on? Guesses welcome below… 👇," has sparked a frenzy of …
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, February 24, 2023 5:02 PM
Enter an action-packed world of racing with Roblox: Vehicle Champions! Players can pilot a variety of vehicles in this thrilling simulation, including sports cars, boats, and planes, and engage in fierce races against other players from around the globe. Vehicle Champions is the ideal game for everyone who enjoys racing and driving simulators due to […]
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 24, 2023 3:38 PM
The demo "features two early stages of the game"
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 24, 2023 3:18 PM
The trailer also gives players a glimpse at one of the game's antagonists
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 24, 2023 2:51 PM
""There's lots more to come, including the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 12"
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 24, 2023 2:13 PM
Stating this event didn't fit into its plans this year
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