Mar 05, 18:00

PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 5:21 PM
     Destiny 2 From Zero quest guide – how to complete

What are the Destiny 2 From Zero quest steps? The Destiny 2 From Zero quest is giving some Guardians a headache, but fortunately, it's not that difficult to complete as long as you know what you're doing. If you're stuck with this quest, don't worry. We have everything you need to know to complete the quest and earn the Iterative Loop legendary fusion rifle.

If you want to complete the Destiny 2 From Zero quest in Destiny 2 season 20, which recently introduced the Destiny 2 Strand subclass into the FPS game, we've outlined the quest steps below.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 5:04 PM
     Destiny 2 Deterministic Chaos exotic guide – get the Void machine gun

How can you get the Destiny 2 Deterministic Chaos exotic Void machine gun? Deterministic Chaos exotic Void machine gun is one of the best new weapons in Lightfall. However, in typical Destiny 2 form, if you want to nab this beast, you'll have to complete an exotic quest to earn it.

If you're one of many Guardians looking to cop this monster of a weapon in Destiny 2, which debuted in Destiny 2 season 20 and is one of several new weapons on the Destiny 2 Lightfall exotics list, then you're going to want to review what you need to do to get one of the FPS game's best new guns into your hands.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:30 PM
     Destiny 2 Swarmers exotic guide – how to get the Warlock leg armour

How do you get the Destiny 2 Swarmers exotic Warlock leg armour? Swarmers are a hot new Warlock exotic leveraging the Strand Darkness-based subclass to make some of the most powerful builds in Lightfall. If you're a Warlock main, you won't want to miss the chance to get these powerful exotic armour pieces.

And, while it's worth the work to earn these Destiny 2 season 20 exotic armour pieces, it may not be easy, depending on your Destiny 2 skill level. Luckily, we have a few tips to help you earn these powerful pieces of gear in the FPS game to add to your favourite Warlock Broodweaver loadout in Lightfall.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:41 PM
     Mars-based city builder Terraformers adds moon cities as 1.0 arrives

The Terraformers release date is almost here, and it's adding some extremely cool new features as it steps out of early access on Steam and GOG for the full version 1.0 launch. The Mars-based space city-building game is adding the ability to found cities on the two Martian moons of Phobos and Deimos, along with several other additional tweaks, as it moves into full release.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:01 PM
     Lost Ark's first year saw

It's been just over a year since Lost Ark launched worldwide, and the Korean-developed game has proven itself as one of the best new MMOs on PC despite a series of teething issues including server troubles and waves of bot accounts. As the second year kicks off, PCGamesN talks to Soomin Park, franchise leader at publisher Amazon Games, about what the team has learned, its future plans, and closing the gap between Lost Ark's regional versions.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:22 AM
     New Valorant agent Gekko uses adorable slimy buddies to take down foes

Hailing from the sunny streets of Los Angeles, new Valorant agent Gekko is an initiator akin to the FPS game's resident environmentalist Skye, but instead of totemic animals he uses slimy little creatures known as 'buddies' to break through enemy ranks and cause absolute chaos.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:01 PM
     Lost Ark year two aims to

As Lost Ark year two begins for a worldwide audience, Amazon Games tells us it hopes to close the gap between the western release and Korean build of the fantasy MMO game "faster than players expect." Following the release of the Lost Ark Anniversary update, developer Smilegate and publisher Amazon Games say they are planning announcements soon to help bring the editions closer together.

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Twinfinite Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:30 PM
     You can keep your robot hand and still afford any of these great bits of ink.

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     We'd love to see these actors enter The Fog.

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     This dumpster fire will not be extinguished.

Siliconera Sunday, March 5, 2023 3:00 PM

The Smile Alchemist

While most people will hear KEMCO and think, "that's the company focusing on RPGs," it isn't entirely accurate. It also publishes titles from different genres. The Smile Alchemist is more of a simulation akin to the Atelier series, albeit a bit more simplistic. You can see the mobile-like elements, from energy requirements to the Wish Stone currency you earn for unlockables. It also isn't terribly meaty. However, the cheerful character designs and hits of instant gratification that come from getting items, turning them into different items via alchemy, then turning those in to fill quests for rewards or get money so you can repeat the loop can be satisfying.

The Smile Alchemist stars a young boy named Nayc. He's terrible at alchemy, but determined to become an alchemist. So his teacher gives him a pair of glasses that vastly increase his odds of success. After finally completing his first synthesis, via a staged scenario with the town's mayor to make creating some simple medicine become more harrowing, you're essentially left to your own devices. You can pursue the main story's brief episodes, go through short side stories, or simply stay in Nayc's little hub, endlessly grinding to earn materials and areas, buy new books, sell more products, and continually unlock more in that aforementioned loop.

The Smile Alchemist

In case you probably didn't guess, that's what I did for a shockingly long time. While it is 100% advised to go through the story, I got caught up in the pattern of gathering, creating, selling or completing requests, so I could then get more recipes, gather at hopefully new areas, create maybe different things, and sell those items. It's catchy! Not always entirely optimized, in some ways. I hated holding down the action button to synthesize every time, and gathering could be more efficient since it means alternating between occasionally cheering and… holding a button while moving the joystick. But still, I fell hard and general enjoyed myself.

The Smile Alchemist

The Smile Alchemist also offers quite a pleasant aesthetic. There are some awkward localizations and times when you'll see things like an area can unlock after "chapter chapter 2," but the general concept is charming. Some dialogue still comes through as rather charming. Especially when larger fonts are suddenly used in conversations to emphasize tone and importance. The character designs are great, and I'm a big fan of the sprite work used throughout. This isn't like some of these smaller games where the people you see tend to look alike. Everyone is distinctive and has personality. So even if it does get a bit rough, the heart helps endear it to the person playing.

The thing about it is that The Smile Alchemist is an incredibly rudimentary affair. Everything about it feels enthusiastic, and sometimes even vibrant. But then once you complete the same tasks fifteen times in a row in an hour, it really loses its appear. It's clearly intended to be played in sessions no longer than 15-30 minutes at a time, as exemplified by the length of story segments. They're often more like interludes than proper Any longer — say for the purposes of a review such as this — and the veneer wears thin. It's almost like the stamina system isn't there as a mobile trapping, but rather to encourage you to only play briefly, then go off and do something else.


There's something appealing about that. I really appreciated The Smile Alchemist being I could play for a few minutes to get that boost of positivity, then completely step away knowing it's fine and I don't need to get too invested. It can get repetitive and the localization is a little rough, but it has heart. It's like what if we distilled what made an alchemist simulation down to its most base qualities, ensured it was completely colorful, and rolled with it? The result is this, and it's a delightful diversion in small doses.

The Smile Alchemist is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. It originally appeared on mobile devices in Japan.

The post Review: The Smile Alchemist is About Instant Gratification appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:00 PM

Bleach Coloring Book

There will soon be a way to get official Bleach coloring pages. Viz Media announced Bleach: The Official Anime Coloring Book. This will be based on the anime adaptation, as noted in the title. There's no release window yet, and only a tentative cover.

Here's the official announcement. The tentative cover art seems to show Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Orihime Inoue, Uryu Ishida, and Yasutora "Chad" Sado as they appeared in the earliest arcs of the show.

This is one of multiple Viz Media coloring books based on Shonen Jump series. There are two for Demon Slayer. A Naruto one is also in development and set to release sometime in Fall 2023.

People can see the first Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War part on is now over, and part 2 of the anime will begin in July 2023. The latest seasons and past ones of the show are streaming on Disney+ and Hulu. Viz Media handled the manga in the past and is working on Bleach: The Official Anime Coloring Book.

The post Bleach Coloring Book Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, March 5, 2023 2:09 PM
     In Project Zomboid, attaching a trailer to a vehicle can be a vital survival strategy, especially when transporting supplies or looting items through your journey. However, figuring out how to attach a trailer may be challenging, as it consumes time and decreases enthusiasm. In this article, we'll show you how to attach a trailer in Project Zomboid so that you can easily haul your supplies and gear. Recommended Read: How to Board Up and Barricade Windows in Project Zomboid In Project Zomboid, you can attach a trailer by driving a vehicle close enough to it, then leaving the vehicle and […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:42 PM

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Additional details for the mode and season have yet to be revealed.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, March 5, 2023 3:32 PM

The game is "about ready to go"

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 9:30 AM
     Warzone 2 Resurgence lobbies getting the Season 2 overhaul they need

A heavily requested Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Resurgence feature will be making its way to the battle royale game's Ashika Island very soon, as Raven Software and Infinity Ward confirm extra lobby options for the game, despite many thinking it should have arrived when Resurgence actually launched.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 7:32 AM
     Forget Elden Ring DLC – this colossal mod transforms it into an MMO

If you're excited for the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree but can't wait to experience more of the open-world game, the Eldenlands mod is for you. Completely revamping Elden Ring with its own set of DLC on the way, Eldenlands wants to make FromSoftware's magnum opus a little more like MMOs and traditional RPGs, with plenty of colossal changes and swathes of new content.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 7:30 AM
     Path of Exile Sanctum won't be permanent yet, but GGG wants it to be

The Path of Exile Sanctum league has proven to be a hugely popular addition to the long-standing hardcore RPG game, grabbing player attention after a series of somewhat underwhelming expansions with the introduction of its roguelike dungeon The Forbidden Sanctum. It's been so good, in fact, that developer Grinding Gear Games wants it to be a more permanent part of Path of Exile - but it won't come in PoE update 3.21.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 6:14 AM
     New League of Legends champion Milio uses healing fire, and I love him

Riot Games gives us a look at new League of Legends champion Milio, The Gentle Flame, delving into the backstory of the next LoL character and dropping a stunning orchestral theme to welcome him into the MOBA game. A young boy from Ixtal who repurposes the typically destructive energy of fire into healing powers, Milio weaves adorable flame buddies to help him support his allies in battle.

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PCGamesN Sunday, March 5, 2023 6:12 AM
     Keanu Reeves loves his bad-mouthed Cyberpunk 2077 role as much as you

Surprising absolutely no one at this point, Cyberpunk 2077's Johnny Silverhand actor Keanu Reeves has proved once again that he's one of the nicest people to ever live, as he shares his love for Silverhand, CD Projekt Red, and Cyberpunk in general. Reeves answered a question about the RPG game in a recent Reddit AMA while doing promo work for John Wick 4, and his response about working on the game, along with all of his other answers, was about as delightful as you'd expect.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, March 5, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for booking your Japan Rail Pass and having a trip become a little more real with each passing second. Before you check the cherry blossom forecast, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, March 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Little Witch Nobeta Review

Before I'd even installed the game, Little Witch Nobeta really caught my attention. How could an action-shooter-slash-soulslike starring a cute anime girl and her kitty companion not? I'm glad it did too, because for as weird of a combination as that may seem, it works here. The game is fairly short, but there's more than enough here to keep things entertaining without feeling drawn out.

First and foremost, Little Witch Nobeta is an action shooter. Players run around the game's castle and use Nobeta's staff to shoot spells at enemies. There are four types of unlockable, upgradable attacks that can be effortlessly swapped. While all of them work somewhat similarly, there are differences between them. Arcane, for example, is a mid-range single-shot spell, whereas Fire is close-range multi-shot one. Certain areas of the castle lend themselves better to certain spell types, but you can use whichever type of spell you prefer at pretty much all times. The one exception is that there are a handful of puzzles requiring certain spells to solve. These are quite nice for both making the different types feel useful and teaching you how to use them, but there aren't a lot of them. Adding a few more puzzles built around using one type or another could have helped spice things up.

Little Witch Nobeta Review Spell

Where the spell types have major differences is in their charge attacks. Each spell type has a very unique charge shot, such as Ice's rain of ice shards that lock onto enemies or Thunder's AOE thunderbolt that lets players choose where it strikes. These attacks are the main reason for swapping between spell types, and they're very fun to play around with. More often than not, I found myself using these on even the easiest of foes just because I could.

There are also physical staff attacks, but these tend to be used only when you're running low on MP. Physical attacks are a lot like dodges in that successful ones regenerate mana, but using them costs stamina, so it's important to make sure that doesn't dip too low either. Running out of stamina will cause Nobeta to fall down, leaving her completely vulnerable. The game is a soulslike, after all, and opening yourself up like that can easily spell your death.

Speaking of soulslike elements, Little Witch Nobeta has plenty, and they actually make the game a lot of fun. Players must pray at shrines to set checkpoints in the event that they die, and these shrines also allow for things like enhancements. Nobeta's HP, MP, and spell damage, among other things, can all be upgraded, and it's a nice way to give a small extra power creep in addition to learning and upgrading (via a separate system) spells. It's important to purchase upgrades whenever possible too, as another soulslike element is that the game's enemies, specifically its bosses, can pose quite the threat.

Little Witch Nobeta Review Upgrades

As mentioned in my preview of Little Witch Nobeta, a lot of its non-boss enemies can feel more like annoying obstacles than challenges to overcome. After spending more time with the game, I think I can chalk that up to the shooter elements. Most enemies that shoot back don't do a lot of damage and are easy to dispatch, while the majority of the close-range enemies are easy enough to simply dodge, then kill while they recover from their attack and get ready to try again. Playing on the higher of the game's two difficulty settings does help with this, as enemies deal more damage and take longer to kill, but they still often felt like a chore. Larger areas that housed several enemies of several types did make for fun battles, but I found that those didn't come as often as I would have liked. A few more sections like that would have been a welcome addition.

Boss fights, on the other hand, were incredibly fun. They deal quite a bit of damage while also needing to take a fair bit to kill, so they really test your ability to use Little Witch Nobeta's combat system. I found myself dying against several bosses while trying to figure out their attacks on the easier difficulty, to say nothing of what happened on the harder one. The magic system allowing for easy changes to spell type helps make these fights even more fun by allowing you to quickly change up your tactics if you find that the one you're using isn't working as well as you would have liked. Bosses are where this game is at its absolute best, and for a game as short as Little Witch Nobeta, there are a good number of them, which is fantastic. I could spend hours running through a boss rush mode if there was one.

Little Witch Nobeta Review Boss Fight

Another issue that I brought up in my preview was that I would have liked the world of Little Witch Nobeta to be a little more open, and I am pleased to report that it does feel like it opens up a bit more as you progress through the game. You gain access to earlier areas of the castle as you go, and there's even an unlockable Teleport ability to help you get around even faster. It's a great help in finding any treasure chests you may have missed or getting back to puzzles you were previously unable to solve. Personally, I would have liked it to be a bit more open by way of more interconnected passageways, but you are eventually able to travel back to any part of the castle with relative ease, so in reality, it's not much of an issue. Unlocking Teleport expedites the return process even further, making it even harder to complain.

For a game that would make most anybody do a double take because of its mixture of anime art style, action shooter genre, and soulslike gameplay, Little Witch Nobeta comes together very well as a whole. The shooter components are enjoyable to play with and offer enough diversity to give you several options for battles. The soulslike parts add fun and difficulty, as well as a tiny bit of a strategic element in the upgrade system. And though the story isn't grandiose or deep, with most of the worldbuilding coming in the form of the stories attached to items found throughout the castle, there's enough to carry the game forward, which is fine by me. It's not perfect, but the game is nothing if not fun, and I'll definitely be coming back to play some more of it.

Little Witch Nobeta releases for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on March 7, 2023. It is available now for PC via Steam.

The post Review: Little Witch Nobeta Is Big on Soulslike Shooter Fun appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, March 5, 2023 5:00 AM

FFXVI merchandise

The Final Fantasy 35th anniversary pop-up store recently opened at Shibuya Parco, in Tokyo, and the official Final Fantasy XVI Twitter account shared a new merchandise item featuring Jill Warrick, a main character in the upcoming PlayStation 5 action RPG. This new item is part of a line of pixel art acrylic toys featuring a variety of characters from the entire Final Fantasy series. The pop-up store will be available until March 21, 2023.

Jill Warrick is the dominant of the Eikon of ice, Shiva, and she is one of the two Final Fantasy XVI characters available in the new line of merchandise. Clive, the main protagonist, is the other character available from FFXVI.

You can check out the new FFXVI Jill Warrick pixel art acrylic stand here:

FFXVI merchandise

The Final Fantasy 35th anniversary pop-up store is part of a new collaboration between Square Enix and Parco. The collaboration was announced on December 2022, and it will last until Spring 2023. The store opened on March 1, 2023, and it will be available until March 21, 2023. It is located on the sixth floor of Shibuya Parco, in Tokyo.

Final Fantasy XVI will launch on June 22, 2023 for the PlayStation 5. After a six-month exclusivity period, the game might launch on PCs.

The post Final Fantasy XVI Merchandise Available at Final Fantasy Pop-up Store appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, March 5, 2023 7:32 AM
     In Crusader Kings 3, you do your best to make your dynasty thrive and dominate medieval times. However, there will be many challenges along the way that will keep you from doing that. Since the developers know that there are a lot of hurdles that your dynasty will need to overcome, they have created a mechanic that makes each dynasty different: legacies. Recommended Read: How to Get Strong Hooks in Crusader Kings 3 Players can grow Renown and get dynasty legacies that will make them better than all the people around them. So, what are the best dynasty legacies in […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:51 AM
     Intrigue has become a very powerful tool in Crusader Kings 3. With a simple hook, you can force people to do whatever you want them to do. There are two kinds of hooks: weak and strong. With a weak hook, you can push people to do your bidding, but with a strong hook, you can make anyone listen to some of the most absurd requests. Recommended Read: How to Get Artifacts in Crusader Kings 3 However, there is no clear way to get hooks in CK3. The game never properly tells you how to get them, and you usually get […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:26 AM
     When the undead wanders outside, it's essential to reinforce the windows to delay zombies breaking in or defend against intruders. Moreover, securing your house can significantly increase your survival chance. This guide will show you how to board up and barricade windows in Project Zomboid. Recommended Read: How to Boil Water in Project Zomboid To board up and barricade windows in Project Zomboid, you have to collect tools and materials such as nails, wooden planks, and metal bars. Then choose which windows to reinforce, right-click on them, and select "Barricade". How to Board Up and Barricade Windows in Project Zomboid Here […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:15 AM
     Depending on your starting location, RimWorld can be incredibly hard or just plain hard. Luckily, you can choose where you land on this hostile planet. Some players like to do things differently, though, and might like to try out a desert or polar biome from time to time. Recommended Read: How to Recruit Visitors in RimWorld In those circumstances, players will need to adapt and give their pawns the best possible clothes to protect them from heat strokes and hypothermia. To help you combat horrible climates, here are the best clothes that you can use to protect your pawns from […]

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