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Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 6:10 PM

Have you ever waited for a few hours to ride a popular roller coaster? Perhaps. But I can guarantee you that nobody has ever waited the entire life of the known universe. Well, unless you are the unlucky digital folks stuck on a new wild and complicated Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 creation from YouTuber Marcel Vos.


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 5:15 PM

Like most people who require water to live, you probably like H20 a normal amount—but you definitely don't like water as much as this famous Nintendo fan. They're so well-known and beloved that they've even been featured in the official plumber website for the Super Mario Bros. movie.


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 4:50 PM

It's not bold to say that Colin Farrell is an attractive man (look at him in Fright Night or Miami Vice or Alexander), but it is bold to say that Colin Farrell as The Penguin in 2022's The Batman is attractive. He's covered in prosthetics, is losing his hair, and has an overall skeezy vibe that makes it tough to…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 4:45 PM

I'm a sucker for melee-focused games. Anything that emphasizes brutal brawling and flashy martial arts, like Sleeping Dogs and Sifu, is totally my jam. So, I was both curious and stoked when my Xbox Series S, the bestie that it is, recommended I check out ACE Team's Clash: Artifacts of Chaos. Unfortunately, I walked…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 3:40 PM

Grace Van Dien is a streamer and an actress. You probably know her best as Chrissy Cunningham on Stranger Things, but she's also starred in movies like What Comes Around and V For Vengeance. Two days ago, she told her Twitch viewers that she "turned down acting projects and decided to stream more" because she has…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 3:35 PM

During yesterday's Capcom Showcase stream we got another look at the newest Resident Evil CG film, Resident Evil: Death Island. The trailer featured classic RE characters like boulder-punching enthusiast Chris Redfield; the Karen hair-bob heartthrob Leon S. Kennedy; and the railgun-wielding badass, Jill Valentine.…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 3:30 PM

You open TikTok to find a woman rushing toward you in her kitchen. "My parents are coming over," she informs you, her jaw snapping open and shut like a stork swallowing a fish, "can you help me clean?"


PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:29 PM
     Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid is a showdown against Nezarec

March 10 - Added confirmation from Bungie regarding the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares World's First raid race winners.

The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Lightfall raid has launched and, in it, Guardians face one of the most terrifying enemies in the history of Destiny 2's expansive lore.

More than a thousand raiders have jumped into the World's First race to complete the Destiny 2 raid in contest mode, which increases the event's difficulty for the first 48 hours of the raid. The beautifully-designed raid features the voice of Nezarec, the Final God of Pain, encouraging players to seek the entity out while on the Witness's pyramid ship.

The fireteam Hard in the Paint is the confirmed winner of the World's First race, as confirmed by the official Destiny 2 Twitter account. The team defeated Nezarec to complete the raid in about 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Each member of the winning team will earn a special raid belt that Bungie has developed specifically for the event winners. However, all players who complete the raid within the first 48 hours will get a special emblem.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 5:00 PM
     Get ready, the Spring Steam Sale is here soon with cheap games galore

If you've been saving up for the Spring Steam Sale, your wait is almost over. Just when your wallet thought it was safe to go back on the Steam store, Valve has outlined its next Steam sale dates along with a glimpse at some of the many cheap games you'll be able to grab while it's live. While the sale is a few days away, it looks like some of the best PC games are already lined up to feature in the bargain bonanza.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 4:12 PM
     Genshin Impact Dehya sales drop as players pressure HoYoverse

The week one Genshin Impact sales estimates for Dehya and Cyno are showing a significant slowdown as players get vocal about Dehya's kit. This likely isn't a huge blow to HoYoverse financially, but it's hard to ignore the community when they've even created a whole new #FixDehya hashtag to list suggested buffs and provide undeniable proof of Dehya falling short of the anime game's other five-star characters.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 3:15 PM
     Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares guide

How do you complete the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid? The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid, introduced as part of the Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion, is exciting showdown of skill, wits, and bravery as players take on a powerful enemy from an ancient time.

Bungie's newest Destiny 2 raid, now available with Destiny 2 season 20 content in the FPS game, is a showdown against Nezarec, a Disciple of the Witness.

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

Twinfinite Friday, March 10, 2023 5:19 PM
     Pokemon GO touch grass.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 9:30 PM

Fatal Frame Mask of Lunar Eclipse Costume Unlock

Like previous Fatal Frame games, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse offers some extra costumes for players to unlock. These come in the form of DLC costumes and unlockable costumes that can be obtained through playing the game. However, being able to change costumes for your characters is not immediately accessible. Players will need to make sure they beat the Prologue of the game before the option becomes available.

How to Change Costumes in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Once players have reached Phase I: Summoning, you can change your unlocked extra costumes at any save point in the game. Save points are denoted by yellow lanterns that can be found throughout the game. These lanterns will sometimes not glow depending on if you are being attacked by a spirit. But generally, they will always be accessible.

Please keep in mind that a majority of accessories are only available through the Digital Deluxe version of the game or by having pre-ordered the game. Additionally, the Digital Deluxe version of the game comes with extra swimsuit costumes for Ruka, Misaki, and Choshiro. Other costumes available in this version include evening dresses for Misaki and Ruka. However, players can unlock standard swimsuit costumes for all characters simply through making progress.

You can check out the full costume showcase for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse below.


Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 8:00 PM

How to Fill in the Octopath Traveler 2 II World Map by Reaching Lostseed

If you're playing Octopath Traveler 2, you may see an obnoxious empty gap on your world map. You know what I'm talking about. There's that landmass below New Delsta, and it seems impossible to reach. Well, the bad news is, you can't get there right away like you can many places in the game. The good news is, all you need to do in order to unlock that part of the map and its town of Lostseed is go through Throne's story in Octopath Traveler 2.

How to Fill in the Octopath Traveler 2 Map by Reaching Lostseed
Throne's story begins in the Brightlands Underground Waterway you can reach from New Delsta. There's a locked door at the end of the path. It won't unlock until you get keys from both Father and Mother in chapter three of her tale. Once you do, you can head to New Delsta to take part in chapter four. (This is a level 45-recommended quest.) After seeing the tombstone in the backstreets area that says "I await where it all began," Throne heads to the entrance to the Underground Waterway and goes to that locked door at the end.

How to Fill in the Octopath Traveler 2 Map by Reaching Lostseed
Opening it and walking through takes you to the danger level 45 Deserted Highroad. You can journey through this space, with a brief gondola ride, to get to the town of Lostseed in Octopath Traveler 2. Going through the town can also take you to the level 45 Lostseed Castle dungeon.

Simply reaching both places for the first time is enough to fill in those empty gaps in the Octopath Traveler 2 world map.

Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 7:30 PM

How to Finish Sword Hunter in the Decaying Temple in Octopath Traveler 2

Many side stories in Octopath Traveler 2 seem like they'd be straightforward, but "Sword Hunter in the Decaying Temple" isn't one of them! It sounds simple enough. The beaten Young Warrior in Sai will mention how the family sword was stolen by a thief. He'll flat out say that the person is at the Eastern Sai Sands Decaying Temple. But going there might turn up nothing. There's a quick trick, and it means a solo run.

What you need to do after talking to the Young Warrior in Sai is then head to the Tavern. Remove everyone from your party except for the person you chose as your main character. (If you've never done this before, you need to hover over the allies in your party and press Y or square, depending on your platform.) In order to get the thief to target you and show themselves, you need to head into the Decaying Temple alone.

Unfortunately, this is a daunting task! The Southern Sai Sands and Eastern Sai Sands areas both only have a danger level of 16. So getting to the Decaying Temple isn't too bad.

However, the Decaying Temple is a level 40 area, and this optional boss is hard. Head all the way south into the back of it to meet the Sword Hunter Karma. I went into the battle with a Throne initially who was exactly at level 40 until I return with her at level 50 and with armsmaster as her secondary job.

How to Finish Sword Hunter in the Decaying Temple in Octopath Traveler 2
This character will start the fight in a stance with seven shield points. Of his six weaknesses at the start, four are axe, dagger, polearm, and staff, and the dagger will remain a weakness for other stances. However, one of Karma's stances has one shield point and no weaknesses, so keep an eye out to break an enemy who has no weakness. He also swaps into the Unbreakable Stances when he's near death that has 15 shield points. It is weak against everything.

However, the thing to worry about during the Sword Hunter fight's Unbreakable Stance is if you see the message "Karma's hostility grows." This means the boss is preparing to use Killer Karma. This will deal 9,999 damage and cause a game over, so break him immediately. Winning gets you the Young Warrior's Keepsake Sword.

If you survive the fight, you can teleport back to Sai to finish "Sword Hunter in the Decaying Temple" in Octopath Traveler 2. For all that trouble, you'll only get 12,000 Leaves and a Refreshing Jam. Also, if you want the Keepsake Sword for yourself as an actual usable weapon and not a key item, you can steal it from the Young Warrior by either Steal with Throne during the day or Mug with Osvald at night.

Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 7:00 PM

suletta miorine gundam

Sunrise announced a new Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury campaign, showcasing art of Suletta and Miorine as they travel around Japan together. This campaign is the "Witch From Mercury Japan Travel Tour" and it has its own accompanying hashtag. The first picture is already on the official Twitter account.

To coincide with the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Shibuya jack, Suletta and Miorine are posing in Tokyo City. Specifically, they are in front of the Statue of Hachiko. This is a very famous statue of the very famous shiba inu, and is one of the symbols of Shibuya. In the picture, Miorine is taking a selfie with the statue while Suletta raises the V sign behind her.

In total, Sunrise will upload 28 pictures for the Witch from Mercury Japan Travel Tour campaign. All of the cities that Suletta and Miorine will visit are ones with MBS and TBS stations in them. The art of the two girls in front of the Statue of Hachiko will also be exhibited as a B2 tapestry at the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Expo (which is being held in Shibuya).

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is streaming on Crunchyroll. Season 2 will start from April 2, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 6:30 PM

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Film How to find

Film is an essential tool in the Fatal Frame series, and Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is no exception. You will be using it to defend yourself from ghosts and to take pictures of vital clues that will help you progress in the game. While picking up film is a given, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to find it and when to use it in Fatal Frame. Outside of one specific type of film, the amount of more powerful film you get is finite.

How to Find Film in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Film can be acquired in the game by finding it through the use of your flashlight or camera viewfinder. If you see your filament (the little bar on the lower right hand of your screen) glow blue, that means an item is near by. It's worth investing the time trying to find that film, since that means it is a more powerful version of the Type-07 film that is stock and standard for your camera. This is largely because near the tail end of the game, and for the final boss fight, you will want to hoard the highly coveted Type-61, Type-90, and Type-Zero film. Type-Zero film should exclusively be used for the final boss if you can manage it.

Also bear in mind that if your arm is grabbed while you are reaching for an item, that item will disappear forever. So make sure to release whatever button or key that's assigned to grabbing an item the moment you hear any of the three main characters gasp or make any kind of shocked noise.

Thankfully, there is a film that you can use as much as you like without recourse in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse: Type-07. This film has unlimited uses and is especially handy for taking down the ghosts that appear early in the game. It is also good for photographing clues. Another bonus is that your camera will automatically revert to using Type-07 film after any encounter. This prevents you from accidentally taking investigation shots with your rarer, more powerful film. But you'll want to keep this in mind if you run into any ghosts.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. You can read our review here.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 6:00 PM

New Pokemon series

The new Pokemon anime series will apparently inspire a manga adaptation, and it will be published on CoroCoro Comic. Leaker ryokutya2089 said that a special long-form manga chapter will release in the May 2023 issue of the Japanese magazine. It seems like artist Kei Yamataka will be in charge of illustrating the manga. Additionally, the April 2023 issue of CoroCoro Comic will come with an art poster full of "new top secret information" about it. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

There are no further details on the manga adaptation of the upcoming new Pokemon anime series. People will have to wait for the April 2023 issue of the magazine to see more details. CoroCoro Comic is known for publishing manga aimed to children, and the magazine has previously published many adaptations of different Pokemon media, such as Pokemon Adventures (known as Pocket Monsters SPECIAL in Japan).

Liko and Roy are the protagonists of the new Pokemon anime series, and they will succeed Ash and Pikachu. Liko owns a mysterious pendant, while Roy has a strange Poke Ball. Professor Friede is this entry's professor and is accompanied by Captain Pikachu as his partner. The Japanese voice actors for these characters were recently announced.

The new Pokemon anime series will focus on the Paldea region, and it will start airing from April 14, 2023. The first episode will be an hour-long special.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 5:30 PM

wo long zhang liang

Zhang Liang serves as a good wake-up boss in Wo Long, viciously punishing players who have not yet gotten the hang of its basic mechanics. The unfortunate reality is he is also the first boss you have to go up against. Despite how early in the game you encounter him, Zhang Liang is harder than a lot of the later bosses you have to fight. Luckily, once you know what to do and remember to play it safe, defeating him is not as impossible a task as it may seem.

First of all, a general rule of thumb in Wo Long if you are not so confident in your reaction time is to equip a weapon with a lower deflect difficulty. At this point in the game, you should have a polearm available to you. Zhang Liang's always blocking your attacks, which means it is difficult to score free hits on him. However, he leaves himself wide open if you parry his attacks.

This is yet another general strategy when playing Wo Long: deflect as much as you can and get in a few hits before returning to the defensive.

wo long zhang liang guide

As a tip, when Zhang Liang lunges at you, there is actually a beat before his attack lands. Try to wait maybe half a second before you deflect or he will punish you. When you whittle him down to half-health, he gets a jumping attack. This one is very easy to parry because of its simple tell. Just keep an eye on him while he's in the air. Since he spams this, you can end the fight very quickly from this point if you can deflect all of his jump hits. It may sound difficult, but the rhythm to this attack is easier to follow than his lunge move.

For this fight, the Blindfolded Boy is your ally. He can be a bit of a hindrance, to be honest. This is because he occasionally knocks Zhang Liang out of his attack motion or lunge. If you are close enough to take advantage of the opening, that's fantastic. But otherwise, you will have lost your chance to parry his attack, which is preferable because you can get closer to staggering him. The Blindfolded Boy can also get in your way when you try to move around the map if he gets too close to you. So when you position yourself on the field, make sure you sandwich Zhang Liang between yourself and the Blindfolded Boy. Not only is this a good pincer strategy so you can maximize damage, but it gets the Blindfolded Boy out of your hair.

Zhang Liang is actually a two-part boss fight. After you defeat him in his human form, he turns into a monster. Luckily, you gain access to the Divine Beast when you get him to around half health, which will essentially end the fight. If you plan on using the Divine Beast, make sure you check your key binding before you even start the Zhang Liang fight. You cannot pause in this game. Since Zhang Liang can hit from farther away in his second form, it can take a bit of time to familiarize yourself with the deflect timings. So I recommend holding onto two Dragon's Cure Pots for this portion of the fight to play it safe.

Zhang Liang is a grueling challenge but if you keep these tips and strategies in mind, you should have a bit of an easier time. The rest is up to your luck and how fast you can hit that deflect button. Incidentally, if you die during the second half of the boss fight, you have to start over right from the beginning. Good luck!

Wo Long is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 5:00 PM

naruto voltage anniversary sasuke

The Anime 20th Anniversary Outfit version of Sasuke Uchiha is now available to summon in Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage. Players have until April 10, 2023 to pull for him. There are also four different Ninja Cards that you can equip Sasuke with, all with varying effects and attacks.

Three of this version's Sasuke's Ninja Cards use lightning, and one of them uses fire. This is a reference to Sasuke's early Katon Jutsus before Kakashi taught him Chidori during the Chuunin Exam Arc. Since then, Chidori has become a signature move of his. These Cards allow him to use Jutsus from the show and manga. For example, his 5-star Ninja Card: Reverberating Thunderclap in the Night uses his Kirin technique.

Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage is an action and strategy game that has an element of fortress defense. You can create your own fortress and defend it against enemy attacks while simultaneously laying siege to your opponents. There is a multiplayer function so you can play with your friends. Like most mobage, it is free-to-play but has microtransactions that require real-life money.

Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage is readily available on Android and iOS devices, and the Anime 20th Anniversary Outfit Sasuke is in the gacha of until April 10, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 4:30 PM

In Theatrhythm Final Bar Line various Final Fantasy characters appear, and one of the newly created ones for this installment is FFXV's Ardyn. To explain how he was recreated to fit with the spin-offs designs, Character Designer Monster Octopus went over the process. This also involved a look at some design documents to show the art for Ardyn and how Indieszero based the in-game look on the concept art.

Here's what Monster Octopus said about making a more diminutive, yet still recognizable, version of Final Fantasy XV character Ardyn for Theatrhythm Final Bar Line.

Of all the enemy characters that I designed for this game, the one I have the fondest memories of working on was Ardyn.

When I started working on him, it was hard to figure out how his complex clothing was constructed. I really wondered how indieszero would split the design up to move freely. The other thing was the sheer number of weapons he used with his Armiger power! It was quite a headache and I spent time mulling over how to approach these.

If I added too much detail in how the weapons were drawn then it would overload the player with too much visual information and also get in the way of Ardyn himself, but at the same time I didn't want to make them too simplistic. I also had to make subtle tweaks to work out how best to express Ardyn's mysterious side.

To compare, this is how Ardyn looked in Final Fantasy XV.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Character Designer Explained Final Fantasy XV's Ardyn Design

And here is how Ardyn looks in the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line design documents Square Enix shared.
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Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is available for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 4:00 PM

zelda lanaryu

Ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo shared Volume 3 of the Hyrule Discovery Journey, which focuses on Lanaryu. It specifically focuses on Lanaryu as it appears in Breath of the Wild. Previously, Volume 2 went in-depth about the beauties and dangers of Eldin. The entire webpage reads like something from a tourist guide, complete with PR.

Lanaryu in Breath of the Wild is a heavily water-based region that is blessed with a lot of rain. This makes it the perfect place to spend the hot summers. You can enjoy diving and even swimming up waterfalls, which Link demonstrates for you in the tourism guide. There are also plenty of valleys and swamps to explore.

Of course, like most other regions in Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Lanaryu is not very safe. You might come across Lynels. In order to prevent yourself from becoming its meal, you should remain calm and focus on defensive maneuvers. Speaking of meals, Lanaryu has plenty of seafood. Hyrule Discovery Journey Volume 3 has the recipes for Salt-Grilled Crab, Fish And Mushroom Skewer, and Simmered Fruit.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is on the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U. Its sequel, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out for the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 3:30 PM

Super Mario Bros. Movie Poster

AMC theatres are giving out a double-sided Super Mario Bros Movie poster with advance bookings to the movie. The offer is only available for those who visit an AMC theatre on March 10, 2023, also known as Mario Day. It is also only available in the United States. The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be available to watch in theatres on April 5, 2023 after Illumination, Nintendo and Universal Pictures announced they were bumping up the release date. [Thanks, @Wario64!]

With the movie less than a month from release Illumination, Nintendo, and Universal Pictures are also ramping up the marketing. Other recent promotional events include a rerun of Super Mario themed Build-a-Bear plushes, a new trailer that features Bowser's Castle, a prototype replica of Mario's boots and the appearance of a Mario Bros. plumbing van outside the Nintendo store in New York City.

You can look below to find AMC's announcement tweet featuring a video from Jack Black, who voices Bowser in the movie.


Mario Day is an unofficial celebration on March 10th (Mar 10) where Nintendo and fans celebrate the Super Mario franchise as a whole. You can often find Mario-specific offers over on their web store.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie will release on April 5, 2023 in North America and Europe, and on April 28, 2023 in Japan. The Super Mario Bros Movie poster promotion is only available in the US on March 10, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 3:00 PM

best psvr2 games horizon call of the mountain

Wondering what you should play on Sony's new PlayStation VR2 headset? We've been putting a dozen PSVR2 launch games through their paces to see what they're all about. Let's get to it!

The lonely PSVR2 exclusive

Horizon: Call of the Mountain

Developer: Firesprite, Guerrilla | Publisher: Sony | $59.99
PSVR2 Exclusive

With arguably the sole responsibility of carrying the PSVR2 launch, Call of the Mountain is probably on most players' purchase lists. In it, you explore the world of Horizon largely by climbing and shooting arrows. If you're not enamored with the world already, there's less to love. Part of the game's joy is watching creatures walk by or meeting Aloy. It's a pretty environment even without context, but that context is of clear value.

Besides that, though? This is a game about grabbing stuff. The climbing mechanic, by virtue of the still-limited technology, feels more like dragging the world around you. That means you generally feel safe, which should help many to comfortably play! But still, it makes longer climbing sequences a... well, a real drag. The swinging feels better, so we love that part. But the primary issue with traversal is that it's all very scripted. That's true with Horizon proper, and truly, with Sony first-party development as a whole. But with a game focused on climbing, we wish we could feel like we're problem-solving.

The archery is, unsurprisingly, a strength for the game, as VR has repeatedly proven its expertise at replicating that. We continue to be not-great at archery, which is also accurate to the real world! But this still feels nice. And the game generally doesn't throw a ton of it at you in a row.

Call of the Mountain wants to be very serious with its storytelling, but it also puts instruments and paint and such everywhere for you to be silly. It's certainly not alone in this tactic; we see it a lot in VR games. But it works better in a multiplayer context. By yourself, this silly stuff feels a bit out of place and takes you out of the immersion.

playstation vr2 star wars tales from the galaxy's edge

The prestige PSVR2 game re-releases

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge

Developer: ILMxLAB | Publisher: Disney | $49.99
Also on Quest

It's legitimately cool to hang out in Star Wars environments in VR, and Tales from the Galaxy's Edge knows that well. Though we do wish we spent more time in identifiable environments from the films and shows, the game instead mostly focuses on the area most notably depicted in the Disney theme parks. The game was initially released on Oculus platforms in 2020, and escapes its exclusivity with this port.

Galaxy's Edge tells most of its story using theme park techniques, like video screens and characters behind counters. (Which does makes sense, given the game's origins!) This allows them to present things how they want without worrying about anything breaking, but it does lead to a limited amount of meaningful interaction.

psvr2 games rez infinite

Rez Infinite / Tetris Effect: Connected

Developer: Enhance, Resonair, Monstars, Stage Games | Publisher: Enhance | $29.99 / $39.99
Also on PSVR, PC, Quest

While they're not new, both Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect benefit greatly from the increased immersion of the new headset's tracking and resolution. Rez Infinite adds eye tracking to its suite of control options, and we really liked what it added to the game.

Tetris Effect does allow you to configure the new Sense controllers to play, but we tried that, and we can't recommend the standard controller enough. This game needs a D-pad and super-precise movements and timing. Still: we love Tetris Effect in VR, so however you can get it, do.

Moss / Moss: Book II

Developer: Polyarc | Publisher: Polyarc | $19.99 / $29.99 / Both for $39.99
Also on PSVR, PC, Quest

The Moss games are sort of the gold standard for seated VR experiences. They're designed around looking around at diorama-like environments, helping a little mouse friend navigate and solve puzzles. While they're not a showpiece for a lot of PSVR2's tech, they do benefit from the headset's additional fidelity. The vibrant, high-res displays and better tracking make for a more seamless viewing experience. And if this is your first foray into VR? It's a great time to try out one of the medium's marquee franchises.

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The PSVR2 toys

What the Bat?

Developer: Triband | Publisher: Triband | $24.99
Also on PC, Quest

From the people behind What the Golf?, this follow-up takes a similar approach with bats instead of a golf club. It's genuinely funny, and though it doesn't flow in the same way as Golf?, it's about as close as VR gets right now. If you're looking for a showpiece for the new tech, this game ain't it — it was certainly designed from the start to work well with even the cheapest hardware — but it's definitely worth a look if you're seeking a chuckle.

psvr2 tentacular


Developer: Firepunchd | Publisher: Devolver | $24.99
Also on PC, Quest

Similar in concept is Tentacular, which gives you tentacle arms instead of bat arms. Its challenges are a bit longer, and it means more into the physics hijinks of something like Human Fall Flat or Octodad than Bat?'s scripted visual gags. It's probably most fun with an audience, as you can have a good time watching someone struggle with the unwieldy appendages. There's just enough creativity to solving the game's puzzles to keep us coming back, too.


Developer: Foggy Box | Publisher: Yogscast Games | $14.99
Also on PSVR, PC, Quest

That audience thing is especially true with our last entry in the category. Startenders is the sort of game for people who like being overwhelmed. That isn't us, exactly? You're a bartender in space, as you'd probably guess, and you have to essentially do tasks in sequence using machines around you. Precision and speed is hard in VR, and keeping track of abstract symbols and such can be a whole thing. But it's a popular genre, and it'd probably make a good stream game.

Cosmonious High

Developer: Owlchemy Labs | Publisher: Owlchemy Labs | $29.99
Also on PC, Quest

Known for its successful miniature playgrounds in Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy Labs quickly mastered the art of the VR chuckle. With Cosmonious High, the studio has moved from building ideal first VR experiences to doing something with a bit more depth and variety. We found endearing characters, fun little challenges and ample opportunities to show creativity and personality. It feels like a kids' game at first, but it's fun for all ages.

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Other notable PSVR2 games

Garden of the Sea

Developer: Neat Corporation | Publisher: Neat Corporation | $24.99
Also on PC, Quest

The only game in our PlayStation VR2 roundup that lets you give cute animal friends scritches, Garden of the Sea seeks to offer a similar appeal as Animal Crossing but with a focus on the presence of VR. It's built on gameplay that wouldn't necessarily be compelling outside VR: basic crafting and gathering and such. But inside VR? It works. It's about meeting little friends! And accomplishing tasks to make your friends happy! And then meeting new friends!

A lot of VR games choose to build detailed worlds only to make most of it set dressing. We prefer experiences like Garden that make sure what's there has purpose and presence.

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Developer: Resolution Games | Publisher: Resolution Games | $39.99
Also on PC, Quest

Demeo is one of those games that understands the value of presence. Its gameplay is rather simple, and it's been done before: tabletop-style dungeon combat. But looking around and messing with the pieces is compelling, and the controls and implementation here feel right.

It's always going to be a challenge to do traditional game things in VR, as you'll inevitably compare to non-VR titles with a lot more content and depth. That is true here, for sure, but we've enjoyed our time. We'd love meaningful character customization and longer campaigns in the future, but it sacrifices a bit of both in the name of approachability and that's probably the right choice.

Warning: looking down for a long time in any headset does bad things to your neck, and Demeo's tabletop action does that full-time. If you plan to play a whole campaign with friends, build in time for breaks.

The Tale of Onogoro

Developer: Amata K.K. | Publisher: Amata K.K. | $34.99
Also on PSVR, PC, Quest

We understand that the Siliconera audience might be particularly interested in The Tale of Onogoro, a PSVR2 launch title that stands out through its anime aesthetic. In it, you interact with a young woman chained to a boulder as your movement and her abilities solve puzzles.

Still, we're not entirely sure who'd be psyched about the resulting game. Most of the time, you're just dragging things around, so it isn't a gameplay marvel. And if you're here for the anime? It doesn't do much with the format. Say what you will about Summer Lesson, but it used the presence of VR in effective ways. Onogoro uses some stiff animation and even stiffer voice acting to display a character near you, never once feeling truly there or interactive.

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There are more PlayStation VR2 titles on the way! And if we think you'll like 'em? We'll give them a try for ya. For now, we hope we've given you a good sense of the launch lineup.

The PlayStation VR2 is available for purchase now for $549.99 through the PlayStation Direct site. For more of Siliconera's PSVR2 games coverage, including a full review of the hardware, check out our archive.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 10, 2023 5:47 PM
     Where to find Spaik's Mural in Guanajuato - Forza Horizon 5 Featured ImageAs the Autumn Season begins in Forza Horizon 5, you can expect more challenges that will scratch your racing itch. These are limited-time events that are scattered throughout the map. They can be fun to do, but are also demanding as you need to search far and wide for these murals. On the other hand, the upside of looking for murals is that you may end up in spots you haven't found yet. So it can be a good idea to spend time looking around. The first one called Spaik's Mural is pretty elusive. So, where to find Spaik's Mural in Guanajuato Forza Horizon 5? This guide will help find the location and detail the requirements to complete the challenge. How to find Spaik's Mural in Guanajuato in Forza Horizon 5 Screenshot by PC Invasion For starters, you'll want to set a waypoint to Guanajuato. This won't be that hard to find since it's one of the bigger cities in Forza Horizon 5. But if you still can't find it, simply turn off the filters for a better view. N...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 10, 2023 5:45 PM
     Will Trees Grow Back Sons Of The ForestOne of the most important and bountiful resources in Sons of The Forest are trees. You can get logs by chopping them down, which are used to create structures for your base. Making sure to have enough logs to support your crafting and building is important for survival. If you're wondering whether trees that you cut down in Sons of The Forest will grow back, we have an answer for you. Note: For more information, check out our Sons of the Forest guides and features hub. Sons of The Forest – If a tree falls in the forest, will it grow back? The good news is that yes, new trees will start to grow after you cut others down. Luckily, this will happen automatically, and you don't have to plant new saplings. This valuable resource will grow back after a few days of surviving on the cannibal-filled island. Out of all the things you need to worry about in this game, deforestation isn't one of them. Screenshot by PC Invasion Even if you cut down a whole forest, you...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 10, 2023 5:20 PM
     Ffxiv Patch 6.35 Everything New At A GlanceAnother Final Fantasy XIV 6.3 minipatch has gone live, bringing exciting new content to the game such as the addition of a new Deep Dungeon, Loporrit Tribal quests, Hildebrand questline updates, and relics of both combat and crafting alike. But just how much new stuff is added to the game? Here's a breakdown of FFXIV Patch 6.35, with everything new at a glance. FFXIV Patch 6.35: New Content With the arrival of 6.35 comes: Eureka Orthos, a new Deep Dungeon following the likes of Palace of the Dead and Heaven-on-high before it. Loporrit Tribal Quests. Another batch of Somehow Further Hildebrand Adventures quests. Manderville Relic Weapon update quests. Splendorous tools quests. Everything new: Items The Amazing Manderville relic weapon set. The Splendorous set for Disciple of Hand and Land classes. A set of accessories for the new Deep Dungeon. Several new indoor and outdoor furniture items. Four Triple Triad Cards. Four fish. To accommodate the new crafting relics, new gatheri...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 10, 2023 5:17 PM
     How to get the Landscaping skill in Forza Horizon 5 featuredThere are plenty of interesting skills in Forza Horizon 5, and many of them require a bit of collateral damage in order to obtain. That fact remains true for the "Landscaping" skill; it's very easy to get it, especially when you're trying to put together a good Skill Chain. The technique required to get it might surprise you, however. Here's how to get the Landscaping skill in Forza Horizon 5. Getting the Landscaping skill in Forza Horizon 5 At first glance, you might expect this skill to be generated when tearing through vegetation. And we all know that Forza Horizon 5 has a lot of destructible objects and plants. While plowing through fields and forests quickly fills the Skill Gauge, this actually isn't the key to the Landscaping skill. Rather, it's all about tearing down the walls — or fences, to be exact. By simply smashing into anything that resembles a fence, barrier, or gate — the Landscaping skill will be successfully generated in...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 10, 2023 5:11 PM
     Exo Primal Open Beta FeaturePop culture can probably pin its fascination of dinosaurs living in the modern world on the classic film Jurassic Park. It pitted humans against gigantic prehistoric creatures and how ineffective military-grade weapons were against those beasts. To tear into a T-Rex, you'll need some heavier, futuristic firepower. That's exactly what Capcom is building with its cybernetic-infused shooter, Exoprimal. If you've got an itchy trigger finger that can only be soothed by that of raptor blood, an upcoming Exoprimal open beta is coming on March 17 ahead of its July 15 release date. Out of all the dino-themed games on the market and in production, Capcom is banking on a more cybernetic feel to its third-person multiplayer shooter. During a recent Capcom Spotlight digital event held on March 9, more details, including the Exoprimal open beta and release date, were showcased during the presentation. Test your Exosuit in Exoprimal's open beta Exoprimal differs from other sur...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, March 10, 2023 7:00 PM
     Fantasy Flight Games has announced the repackaged expansions for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, called The Circle Undone. The expansions include The Circle Undone Investigator Expansion and The Circle Undone Campaign Expansion, which is a wonderful opportunity for new fans to experience the fourth full-length campaign, and for longtime fans to catch up on any …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, March 10, 2023 5:00 PM
     A new racing board game is set to hit the shelves soon, inspired by the popular science fiction universe Infinity. REM Racers, designed by Fernando Lago and developed by the Corvus Belli team, is a fast-paced game that challenges players to attack their opponents and dodge obstacles to be the first to cross the finish …

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, March 10, 2023 3:00 PM
     Blox Fruits is one of the most popular Roblox games based on One Piece anime and manga. In this game, you can become a powerful pirate or marine by training your skills and using special fruits called Devil Fruits. Devil Fruits are rare items that grant you unique abilities and advantages in combat. But which […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, March 10, 2023 3:44 PM

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, March 10, 2023 3:16 PM

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Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 1:30 PM

So, you wanna go fast? You wanna win every race? Well, I can't help with that last one because racing is more about skill and luck than the car you drive, but I can help you go faster with this handy-dandy list of the top 10 fastest cars in Grand Theft Auto Online. 


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 1:13 PM

An Overwatch 2 Twitch streamer got a big surprise when NBA star and Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic randomly ended up on his team. Doncic, an out and proud Overwatch player and, concerningly, Hanzo/Genji main, was playing Zarya in the grandmaster match, which streamer M0xy was beaming live to the Twitch…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 1:00 PM

For almost thirty years we've been driving like maniacs, questioning the meaning of fairness and ending friendships in Nintendo's Mario Kart series. So why not end a few more by trying to rank these games from worst to best.


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Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 12:05 PM

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Square Enix is disappointed in the sales of one of its games. Tomb Raider, Hitman, Outriders, Guardians of the Galaxy—it's a long list, and Forpsoken just got added to it. Current Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said during the company's most recent earnings call that…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 11:15 AM

There's a common wisdom in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Lighter characters handle better, but they can't reach the top speeds seen from some of the heavier competitors. It's a trade-off that keeps most of the characters relevant in Mario Kart meta. Now that everyone has had plenty of time to "git gud," the gulf isn't as…


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 10:25 AM

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is live, transforming Fortnite's multiplayer map into a giant cyberpunk block party. The update adds a massive new metropolis, a bunch of new skins, and the ability to grind around skyscrapers during firefights. Plus players can now recreate the car chases they only dreamed of having in


Kotaku Friday, March 10, 2023 10:15 AM

Mario Day is coming on March 10. You don't get to take the day off work, but you can save some money on a video game as Nintendo just announced new Switch deals ahead of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie.


PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:48 PM
     The HTC Vive XR Elite helps VR make more sense, for a price

My HTC Vive XR Elite impressions at MWC 2023 don't start in the most ideal way, as I'm still dizzy from the night before after perhaps too much tapas and beer. On top of that, as a VR sceptic, I'm nervous. Am I going to get really motion-sick? Is last night's seafood going to come back to bite me? Well, no – even after around an hour with the HTC Vive XR Elite, I just had a good time.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best VR games, Build yourself a VR-ready PC for $793

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:46 PM
     WoW's cross-faction guilds don't take the 'war' out of Warcraft

I asked Blizzard about WoW cross-faction guilds in the wake of World of Warcraft Dragonflight and, while the devs remained tight-lipped, I was pretty sure we'd see them implemented alongside WoW Dragonflight patch 10.1. In the wake of the announcement, I asked production director Pat Dawson and lead quest designer Maria Hamilton whether or not the MMO's cross-faction play takes the 'war' out of 'Warcraft,' a sentiment I've seen floating around the internet for a while.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: WoW Dragonflight tier list, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight review

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:29 PM
     Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded release date, time, and patch notes

Want to know when the Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded release date is? The mid-season updates tend to build upon the most recent additions to the game. In this case, Season 2 Reloaded gives players a new weapon to take with them to Ashika Island, new camo events to customise their guns, and free gifts to celebrate Warzone's third anniversary.

One of the best additions to the free PC game is the surprise collaborations Activision manages to pull off every few months. In the past, we've seen characters like Rambo and The Terminator appear in the battle royale game, and now Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming to the FPS game. Here's everything you can expect from Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Warzone 2 guns, Best Warzone 2 loadout, Warzone 2 map

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:25 PM
     Fortnite Eren Jaeger release date, quests, and how to get the skin

The Fortnite Eren Jaeger skin brings Attack on Titan to the battle royale game for the new Mega season, and the Japanese manga and anime series fits right in with the Japanese and Neo-Tokyo theme. We'll help you complete the quests needed to unlock the skin and its complementary items.

The new Fortnite map features some heavy Japanese influence, from Sakura trees, Japanese architecture, and the Neo-Tokyo inspired Mega City, so it's little wonder this Fortnite season's unlockable quest skin is none other than Attack on Titan's Eren Jaeger. While the Attack on Titan quests aren't available in the battle royale game just yet, we're sure they will capitalise on some of this season's new mechanics, like the grind rail, Kinetic Blade mythic weapon, and talking to some of the latest Fortnite NPCs to land on the island. Perhaps Eren will make an appearance on the map himself in the free PC game.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:20 PM
     How long is Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Exactly how long is Resident Evil 4 Remake? That's a very good question, since gunning for S-rank and accumulating unlockables is all part of the fun in Capcom's long-standing horror series. When you're partial to a speedrun or two, knowing how long it takes to beat on average is vital.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake release date is just weeks away, and while PCGamesN's exclusive hands-off preview delves into how the remake builds upon the original's acclaimed blueprint, we're still wondering how long it'll take to reach the end credits in one of the best PC games of this year. Here's our estimate of how long it'll take to beat Resident Evil 4 Remake, so you can set enough time aside to rescue the President's daughter and be home in time for tea.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Resident Evil 4 Remake release date, Resident Evil 4 Remake system requirements, Best horror games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 1:00 PM
     Destiny 2 season 21 release date rumours, story, dungeon, power cap

What is the Destiny 2 season 21 release date? It's rapidly approaching, and Bungie is already offering players a sneak peek at what they can expect in the game's next seasonal instalment. We've brought together all that information for you right here. While there's still plenty to discover in Lightfall and season 20, it's not too soon to look toward the game's next seasonal instalment to find out what's to come.

As of Lightfall, the popular FPS game underwent various changes such as introducing Loadouts, Guardian Ranks, and Commendations. The Bungie team plans to continue iterating on these systems, accounting for player feedback while trying to build the most robust multiplayer game possible. Here's exactly how those plans are set to take shape in the next season.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:33 PM
     Sims 5 release date speculation, Project Rene, gameplay, and wishlist

Wondering if there will ever be a Sims 5 release date? Well, EA has officially unveiled its next Sims game: Project Rene.

We've been playing The Sims 4 for eight years now, and while the life sim is kept fresh by Sims 4 cheats, CC packs and even sex mods, we're desperate to see a sequel to one of the best PC games to date. While Electronic Arts has kept painfully schtum about a new Sims game, we finally have something resembling a Sims 5 release date following the reveal of Project Rene, which is effectively a super early access version of its next Sims experience.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Sims 5 release date speculation, The best PC simulation games, The Sims 4 goes free to play

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:19 PM
     The Last of Us PC release date, trailer, and gameplay changes

The Last of Us PC release date has certainly been a long time coming. First announced at the Summer Games Fest back in June 2022, console owners only had a few months to wait before the remake was in their hands. Those few months are a drop in the bucket compared to PC users, who've been looking on in envy at Naughty Dog's story-driven epic for almost a decade.

Not to be confused with the console-exclusive remaster, The Last of Us PC release date is Part 1 of Joel and Ellie's journey. It's also the latest from Sony's stable of first-party exclusives to make its way onto PC, coming hot on the heels of the Returnal release date. While we don't know much about what's going on under the hood of the PC port just yet, we do have an idea of what to expect thanks to the console version. As an early contender for one of the best PC games of the year, here's everything we know ahead of The Last of Us PC release date.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Last of Us PC release date, Best action adventure games, Naughty Dog's new fantasy game

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 11:59 AM
     Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless review

The Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless gaming keyboard mostly justifies its large price tag by packing a lot into such a small space. From features such as cutting the cord to its superb build quality, it seamlessly fits into the K70 family and will be familiar territory for anyone upgrading.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Corsair HS70 headset review, Corsair K70 RGB Mk2 review, Best gaming keyboard

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:23 PM
     Marvel Snap tier list March 2023 – the best Pool 1 cards

A Marvel Snap tier list for cards is an interesting prospect, because you're limited to 12 cards per deck despite the huge number of cards in the game. However, some cards are definitely superior - especially when you've got the right decks to back them up.

While our list of the best Marvel Snap decks covers some of the most meta decklists in the popular card game right now, this tier list looks at individual cards and their power by themselves, or perhaps when used in a combo with one or two others. So here's our Marvel Snap tier list for every card in Pool 1 right now, to give you a head start in one of the best free PC games this year.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Marvel Snap decks, Next Marvel Snap season release date, Marvel Snap Silver Surfer deck

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 11:47 AM
     Cities Skylines 2 release date window, trailers, gameplay, and news

What is the Cities Skylines 2 release date? A sequel to the beloved city-builder was announced in March 2023 at Paradox Interactive's announcement show, much to the delight of fans of the original which has just had its eight-year anniversary.

During the Paradox announcement show, Colossal Order CEO, Mariina Hallikainen, took the time to celebrate the anniversary and, in particular, the 5.5 million new players that Cities Skylines - one of the best city-building games available - has picked up in the past year. This is everything we know about the Cities Skylines 2 release date, gameplay, trailers, and more.

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 11:19 AM
     The best Minecraft maps

What are the best Minecraft maps? Minecraft is the inventor's paradise, but, of course, it is also the connoisseur's nightmare. Thanks to the huge number of user-created Minecraft maps out there, it's almost impossible to find the finest creations around. Who has time these days to sift through hundreds of Minecraft maps, devour them with their digital senses, and come to a conclusion on which ones are worth your time?

Well, us, actually. We have scoured forums, marathoned YouTube videos, and sampled more of the best Minecraft maps than we can count on in order to bring you the definitive list. To find the very best, we have whittled down the finest user-created environments and placed them into their very own category. Whether you fancy a Minecraft dropper map to plunge through or a Minecraft city map in which to live out your Minecraft life game fantasies, we have absolutely everything you need. Enjoy!

Continue reading The best Minecraft maps
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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:37 AM
     Fortnite NPC locations – all character items

Fortnite NPC locations change every season, and more are added during the season, so it's useful to know where you can find current characters in Chapter 4, Season 2. While some Fortnite NPCs stay put, others might be on rotation, so double-check below if there's a particular character you'd like to see.

There are a few reasons you might want to find a Fortnite NPC location in the battle royale game, from hiring some help or buying one of the new Fortnite weapons, to generating a rift from out of nowhere. There's a new hostile NPC to defeat too, but if you're looking for someone a little more friendly, we have every NPC location marked on the Fortnite map, as well as a list of all of the special items or services you can buy.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fortnite Chapter 4 map - key locations, Free PC games, All Fortnite Chapter 4 weapons

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 12:20 PM
     Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 map and how to find hot spots

Want to know about the current Fortnite map for Chapter 4 Season 2? It's the start of a new chapter, and a Neo-Tokyo theme has taken over the island, with a new katana mythical weapon, a stunning new neon landmark, and more, so there's a lot to get to grips with on this brand-new Fortnite map.

The battle royale game is constantly in a state of flux, so everything in this guide could change throughout the season. As things like Fortnite NPC locations, weapons, and more change throughout the season though, we'll update you right here. So, pull up a chair and grab your best map-reading glasses; here's your handy guide to the new Fortnite map for the latest season.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fortnite Chapter 4 map - key locations, Free PC games, All Fortnite Chapter 4 weapons

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:25 AM
     Valheim update lets you keep up with Viking fashion in style

The next Valheim update, Hildir's Quest, is well on the way ahead of the next big biome update for the Norse-themed survival game, and one of the lead developers shows off a perfect tool to up your Viking fashion game. The quality-of-life patch, also set to introduce difficulty settings and improved Valheim chest sorting tools, has a handy addition to let you try out new looks on the fly.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Valheim system requirements, Valheim building tips, Valheim progression guide

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:54 AM
     Is Resident Evil 4 Remake Steam Deck compatible?

Is Resident Evil 4 Remake Steam Deck compatible? Capcom's wonderfully wretched revamp is heading to Steam, but you're probably wondering whether Resident Evil 4 Remake runs on Valve's handheld gaming PC. Well, we've tried out the newly released 'Chainsaw' demo on the portable powerhouse to save you from potential hardware performance hassle.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:18 AM
     GTA 5 cheats and console commands

GTA 5 cheats can make your adventures in Los Santos explosive, quite literally if you use the explosive ammo code. Using various console commands, you can add some really cool effects to the game, including invincibility and moon-style gravity.

Even if you're embarking on your 90th playthrough of one of the best PC games ever, some time-saving options like the Usain Bolt-style fast running are also pretty handy. And, crikey, if that wasn't enough, we've got codes below that'll help those who just want to use the open-world game as a virtual photography project. Pop out your in-game smartphone and you can manipulate the time of day, weather settings, and more, as we list the best GTA 5 cheats.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:44 AM
     Resident Evil 4 Remake demo's hidden

If you think you're tough, the Resident Evil 4 Remake demo's hidden extreme difficulty setting is here to put that to the test. That's right, the RE4 Remake Chainsaw Demo has an extra-hard mode that is very easily missed, and it's punishing. If you think you're an expert at survival horror games, then you'll want to give this a shot and see if you're up to what the toughest foes in Resident Evil 4 Remake have to throw at you.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:13 AM
     Genshin Impact tier list March 2023: the best characters in 3.5

Looking for a Genshin Impact tier list? There are currently 64 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapons, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellation upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.

Don't let the placement of the characters on our Genshin Impact tier list deter you from pulling on the next character banner. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite Genshin Impact character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite Genshin Impact character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds. Being on a lower tier in the free PC game means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 10:19 AM
     The best PC games 2023

What are the best PC games available today? From triple-A world-beaters like GTA V to enchanting indie releases such as Rocket League, these classics are the biggest games across Steam, Epic Games Store and more.

Finding the top PC games is no easy task. There are, you may have noticed, quite a lot of them. From the 50,000 plus Steam games to… all those other platforms you love so much, there has never been more choice available to the discerning PC gamer.

Continue reading The best PC games 2023
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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:59 AM
     What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

Genshin Impact banners rotate every few weeks on a precise schedule, and we always know what to expect thanks to regular updates from Hoyoverse. The developer of the anime game always keeps its fans in the loop with regular Twitter posts and livestreams, so you can plan where you want to spend your hard-earned Primogems.

With a two to three-week turnaround for banners, the roster of Genshin Impact characters is always changing, and the free PC game regularly introduces two new characters to wish for. Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There's also a Genshin Impact Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner and changes weapons every update.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:56 AM
     Sons of the Forest building guide – how to build your base

Sons of the Forest building can be a bit tricky, especially for players not familiar with the base-building and survival genres. The building in this game works differently than it did in its predecessor, The Forest, and there's a nuance to it. We've been through many cycles of building bases and protecting them from hungry cannibals, so whether you're a seasoned survival game enthusiast or are new to the genre, we can explain those quirks to you and provide a thorough breakdown of how Sons of the Forest building works.

As you can imagine, building is a crucial element of the survival game as you need somewhere to rest your head, protect yourself from the harsh weather - and hide from those dangerous Sons of the Forest mutants. As we discuss in our Sons of the Forest review, the game sees a drastic hike in difficulty during the winter season, so while those basic tarp tents are fine for a while, you need something more substantial fairly quickly - so here's everything you need to know to get started with Sons of the Forest building.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:53 AM
     Sons of the Forest map, GPS tracker, and item locations

The Sons of the Forest map includes a lot of the same features as the first game, including caves, woodland, and water. However, developer Endnight Games has revealed that the sequel's map is four times the size of the first game, and that's without taking into account the underground cave system.

You can spawn in a number of random locations on the Sons of the Forest map, and from there, the open-world game is your oyster. Traversing the overground will take you through troubling terrain, so you'll need to stock up on food and make sure you know how to get water in Sons of the Forest to keep your stamina up. Your GPS tracker is never far away, but if you're in die need of some cartographic help, here's everything you need to know about the Sons of the Forest map - including spoilers, so tread carefully if you want to go into the sequel without knowing anything.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Sons of the Forest system requirements, Sons of the Forest early access review, Best Sons of the Forest base locations

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:38 AM
     Genshin Impact codes March 2023 – redeem free primogems

Looking for Genshin Impact codes? Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn Mora and Primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers occasionally send out free gifts in the form of Genshin Impact codes that can be redeemed online. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account.

Genshin Impact codes are released periodically, frequently appearing in Hoyoverse's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the free PC game soon, but also to celebrate milestones or to coincide with new Genshin Impact events.  Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for March 2023, and how to redeem them.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, March 10, 2023 9:32 AM
     Genshin Impact events – all current and upcoming events

Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.

There are usually a number of Genshin Impact events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. Similar to some of the best RPG games, the rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 1:45 PM

As our resident walking simulator enthusiast, I was instantly onboard when Alice Bee asked me to play a new game exploring a forest. I'm always up for a wander in the woods. I am a bit of a genre purist so with a name like Sons Of The Forest, I was concerned it might be another of those so-called walking sims that are more concerned with making you listen to a Radio 4 dramatic monologue. Thankfully, no, this is simply a pretty walking simulator exploring an island bustling with wildlife. Here, enjoy this video with some sights from my peaceful strolls.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 12:30 PM

One of the best things games can do is bring you an appreciation of something you've never thought about before. You'll probably start out Zellige thinking "oh, it's making some shapes and they turn into a pattern, whatever". But within ten minutes you'll be actively saying things like "does the empty space over here feel like purity or desolation" and "what does the contrasting colour of these triangles say about their relationship with the central star?".

It's been a while since I played a game about creating art that felt effortless even as I put in a lot of effort. Zellige: The Tilemaker Of Granada is humble but delightful. It's about designing tiles. And why something that straightforward is also rich and complicated.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 12:01 PM

Last Halloween, developer Red Barrel ran a closed beta for their co-op horror prequel The Outlast Trials, letting players share their traumatic getaways in up to four-player co-op, or suffer the ordeal alone. After a successful beta and tons of fan feedback, Red Barrel are ready to unleash Outlast Trials into early access with a new release date of May 18th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 12:00 PM

We all love a bit of a headscratch sometimes - something to challenge the old noodle and vexate the little grey cells. Luckily, puzzle is a mainstay genre in video games, from classic point 'n' click adventures to weirdo physics puzzles and aliens in space. Puzzle games can also be RPGs or adventure games; they can have horror or hacking. There are so many, in fact, that curating a list of the best puzzle games is something of a puzzle in itself. But at RPS we like a challenge, so we've brought you a new and improved list of the 25 best puzzle games on PC that out there today, in 2023.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 11:48 AM

Until recently, the story of Intel's Arc GPUs has been a litany of mild disappointments. After years of it being easier to buy an original O'Keefe than a reasonably priced graphics card, the Arc series brought hope that it might actually be possible to get a decent PC upgrade for less than £500. Then they were repeatedly delayed, confirmed to possess some unwelcome technical quirks (like wanting Resizable BAR on at all times), and ultimately released with merely decent-ish performance. Nothing awful, but nowhere near as special as they once seemed like they could be.

In 2023, however, Intel Arc may be on a redemption... arc. A series of driver updates, Intel claims, have improved average FPS performance by up to 87% since launch, with major gains in frame times (the time between each new rendered frame) as well. The specific model we have here, the Arc A750 Limited Edition, has also had its price cut from £330 / $289 to £250 / $250. More power for less money? I'd say that's worth a fresh evaluation.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 10:09 AM

Paranormal puzzler Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has waited a long time for a revival, but Capcom have finally landed on a date for their remaster: June 30th. The game was previously leaked via an age rating last year, before an official confirmation in last month's surprisingly PC-centric Nintendo Direct. Now, after a long wait, fans can look forward to bloody crimes and ghostly possessions this summer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 8:54 AM

TT Games - the studio behind Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and a bunch of other Lego spin-offs - have cancelled several games featuring high-profile IP, according to a report from Nintendo Life. Up to five games have apparently been shelved due to various reasons including a "Diablo-like" Disney crossover, a Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy game, and a non-Lego shooter featuring various Warner Bros. characters.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 10, 2023 7:17 AM

Sons Of The Forest has been a big success - so popular it may have crashed Steam - but players have had some quibbles about the survival sequel since its early access launch. Developer Endnight Games are looking to fix many of these problems, and add a bunch of new features, in the newest patch. Yesterday's patch added a mid-game boss, a bucket of balance tweaks, multiple fixes for everyone's absolute best friend Kelvin, plus much more. You can read the full list of changes in the developer's Steam blog.

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Twinfinite Friday, March 10, 2023 1:22 PM
     Well we could ignore the new hair design for now.

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     Just take a seat, you got this!

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     Goodbye boosters.

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     Michael Scott would never back down from the challenge of meeting aliens.

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     Ever wondered which Valorant Agent best suits your personality?

Twinfinite Friday, March 10, 2023 10:43 AM
     A quiz to test even the most nerdy Valorant lore hounds.

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     Spending money to lose the game? Big thinker moves.

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     Now, let's see just how well you do.

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     A detective story with an engrossing story and characters.

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     Dehya's not the only one who deserves better in Genshin Impact.

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     Pure lo- love!

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     Do you like scary movies?

Twinfinite Friday, March 10, 2023 8:50 AM
     The return of the king.

Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 1:30 PM

nier automata perfumes

Primaniacs will sell perfumes that draw inspiration from NieR Automata Ver1.1a. The fragrances are in development. More information on the line-up, as well as the prices and release dates, will come out some time in the near future.

Since Primaniacs usually releases scents based on characters, we can expect to see fragrances inspired by the two main characters. Aside from 2B and 9S, there might be Pascal, A2, Adam, and Eve perfumes. Since this is specifically for the anime adaptation of NieR Automata rather than the game, we could also see a Lily perfume.

For those who do not know, Primaniacs is a fragrance brand that specializes in perfumes based on video games and anime. In the past, Primaniacs released scents based on characters from Granblue Fantasy, Genshin Impact, and Demon Slayer. All of the perfumes come in packaging that match the character's motif or the original work's too.

NieR Automata Ver1.1 is streaming on Crunchyroll, though it has had a slight schedule slip due to a delay. The show has started airing again though. As for the game, it is readily available on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The NieR Automata perfumes from Primaniacs will appear some time in the future.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 1:00 PM

New Pokemon Remix Combines Two Anime Theme Songs

The official Pokemon Twitter account posted a new music video featuring a remix by artist NightTempo. Titled "Pokémon Mezase Catch 'em All," the remix combines the first Japanese and English Pokemon anime opening themes into a single song. It also features a music video that features scenes from the Pokemon anime's first few seasons.

You can view the full music video below.

In the introduction on NightTempo's website website, it referred to the artist as a "Retro culture Curator." It also stated that the performer's music is in the vein of the Japanese "City Pop" style and that they enjoy bringing 80s culture to the world with new music and remixes of existing tracks. You can stream more of NightTempo's work beyond "Pokémon Mezase Catch 'em All " on Spotify.

"Gotta Catch Em' All" was the first opening to appear in the English dub of the Pokemon anime. Sung by Jason Paige, the song features lyrics about friendship and catching Pokemon. Beyond its appearance in the anime, it was also featured in the 2019 Detective Pikachu movie.

"Mezase Pokémon Master" is the first opening to the original Japanese version of the Pokemon anime. Some elements from the English opening are derived from this song, including an animated sequence that plays during it.

You can view "Pokémon Mezase Catch 'em All " now on Youtube.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 12:30 PM

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Ghosts Based on Director's Experiences

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Director Makoto Shibata took to Xbox Wire to detail some of the real-life experiences with ghosts and the paranormal that helped shape the game. In particular, he noted how his own experiences at a hot spring hotel and a feeling of being grabbed directly factored into the game. Shibata also noted that a mysterious voice that came up during recording for the game was actually left in as well.

First, Shibata noted Rogetsu Hall in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse ended up inspired by his seeing a strange man who then disappeared. Here's his story from Xbox Wire.

The actual source of inspiration for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is from an experience I had that still gives me goosebumps. In the game, one of the places you'll visit is Rogetsu Hall. This is actually based on an old, Japanese-style hot spring hotel owned by one of my relatives. We used to gather there as a family, and on this one particular night, my family were the only guests in the hotel, so there was nobody else around. I woke up in the middle of the night, and because the inside of the hotel was only dimly lit by the moonlight shining through the window, the fantasy-like atmosphere lured me to wander around a bit. That is, until I saw a man I didn't recognize standing on the other side of the hallway, looking out the window under the moonlight.

There should've only been relatives around, but this man was definitely a stranger. As I slowly approached to see who he was, the man looked at me, then quickly disappeared. More curious than scared, I went to the spot where the man was standing. I looked out the window and gazed at the large moon. I stood there looking at the moon for a while until I realized that I was now in the exact same pose as the man I had just seen. I started to wonder, was the man a spirit? Was he a vision of someone's past? Or did I just see a vision of my future? I knew I wanted to capture a moment like this in the game.

In Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, ghosts can sometimes grab the characters when they go to reach for items, and Director Shibata explained how his own paranormal experience inspired that as well. He felt himself "grabbed" while working on Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. But, since it couldn't be implemented in that entry, it was saved to become a mechanic in the fourth installment instead.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse also features a unique system where the player is sometimes grabbed by a ghostly hand when reaching for an item. This was actually based on a spiritual experience I had during the production of a previous game, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. Late one night, I was home asleep when I felt someone grab my hand. At first, I thought it was an illusion since I was still in a sleep-like haze, but the cold hand kept hold, slowly increasing strength. "It hurts! It hurts!", I screamed, and I finally felt the cold hand pull away before I saw it disappear into a wall. Since I was sleeping against the wall, there was no way anyone could've been there. There was a spirit behind the wall!

Shibata also explained how two things he heard also made it into the game. For example, he explained how hearing a ghost sing in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse happened after he heard a similar sort of "song" after sleeping after work.

For Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, the original version of the game wasn't made at Koei Tecmo's studio, but at Grasshopper Manufacture's studio, so we never saw the spirit of the boy, but they had this ping pong table that I used to sleep on when we were working on the game late into the evening, and every once in a while, I would see the spirit of a girl who would circle around the table, running slowly and quietly. If I didn't respond when seeing her, she would walk over to the window and sing a song. "Four, four, six…" Apparently, she was singing numbers in the form of verses. I could never hear the end clearly, but I thought this was a message that they wanted me to include in the game, so I decided to include an event where a girl says numbers as if she was singing them.

Finally, the director mentioned that no purification ritual was done before making Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. He claimed that as a result, some captured audio featured a "voice" that was left in and made it into the game.

In the Japanese game industry, it is customary to visit a shrine and perform a purification ceremony when starting work on a horror title. The purpose of the ceremony is to prevent any spiritual phenomena or disturbances during the game's development, but for Fatal Frame, we thought it would be better to let the spirits emerge, so we usually don't do the purification ceremony for games in this series. Because of this, some spirit phenomena occurred during development that was directly reflected in the game – like the time we were recording sound and a mysterious voice was actually recorded in the background. We tried to remove it from the recording, but eventually gave up because no matter what we did, the voice kept coming back onto the recording , so we actually left it in the game!

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 12:00 PM

Pokemon Unite Goodra Videos Show Off the Defender's Skills

Goodra is about to be yet another one of the new Pokemon to join Pokemon Unite in 2023, and new videos detailed some of the defender's moves. As a tank type of character, its goal will be to help soak up damage. Its Power Whip gets an opponent closer to it, while Dragon Pulse deals damage while increasing survivability.

First, here's the look at Power Whip. It could be used to pull in a foe, which could make it easier for Goodra to attack it and keep it from attacking allies.

Next, here's Goodra using Dragon Pulse in Pokemon Unite. It can restore health, but the exact circumstances to trigger that weren't mentioned in the reveal.

Goodra joins a number of other new characters who appeared this year. Comfey is a supporter who kicked off 2023 as its first new addition. During the 2023 Pokemon Presents, Zacian was revealed as the next playable character.

Pokemon Unite is available for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and Goodra joins as a Defender character on March 16, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 11:30 AM

Pokemon Scarlet Tera Raid bug

The official Pokemon Japanese Twitter account announced the release of a patch for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that will fix the recent Tera Raid egg bug related to the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves event. The patch will appear by the end of April 2023. In addition, the latest five-star Tera Raid event will be repeated when the upcoming patch releases. Nintendo will offer more information on exact dates soon.

Players that captured an egg during the latest five-star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are unable to capture Walking Wake and Iron Leaves, as they are supposed to be one-time unique Pokemon. The upcoming patch for the game will fix this so that players will be able to catch Walking Wake and Iron Leaves when the event returns. To make it up to players that were affected by the Tera Raid egg bug and missed on the chance to capture Walking Wake and Iron Leaves, the event will roll around again whenever the next update releases at the end of April 2023.

Nintendo and Game Freak acknowledged and apologized to players that were affected by the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid bug. They also explained how to avoid it.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch, and the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raids will appear in-game until March 12, 2023. The event will repeat again later in April 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 11:00 AM

zaion lanza nijisanji

As of March 10, 2023, Zaion LanZa is no longer a Vtuber with Nijisanji. A tweet from the official company Twitter account stated that the company terminated her contract effectively immediately. Prior to this, she received a suspension. But Zaion will never return as a streamer under that name or identity with the company.

According to the notice, this is due to multiple infringements of the contract during her streams. This was the same reason that Nijisanji suspended her. The suspension was so that she could reflect on her behavior, but the company felt that her attitude and understanding of what it means to be a streamer associated with Nijisanji did not improve. Thus, Nijisanji had to terminate Zaion LanZa as a Vtuber.

Because she is no longer a streamer with Nijisanji, all of her previous videos and streams will become private on YouTube. This was the same thing that happened when Yugo Asuma suddenly graduated from Nijisanji EN.

Infringements that Zaion LanZa committed during her time with Nijisanji are:

  • Using a copyrighted song in her stream without prior authorization.
  • Revealing internal information that can potential cause issues for stakeholders during her stream.
  • Making statements that could lead to speculation or leaking of internal information using social media accounts that she personally operates, during her activity suspension time.
  • Offensive remarks regarding discrimination and sexual assault.
  • Several infringements of the Rules pertaining to the use of games defined by ANYCOLOR Inc. (including intentional infringements) and repeated false justifications given to ANYCOLOR Inc. regarding these infringements.
  • Expressing her will to perform streams using illegal games (also referred to as pirate games).
  • Comments that can be considered offensive to the rights holder of a game during a stream.
  • Giving false information to other NIJISANJI EN Livers regarding the contents of her communications with ANYCOLOR Inc.
  • Falsely claiming to have received permission from ANYCOLOR Inc. after a viewer commented on Zaion performing an action prohibited by the Rules.
  • Falsely claiming to be sponsored by a brand during a stream.
  • Giving "likes" to comments falling under defamation of NIJISANJI Livers and ANYCOLOR Inc. using social media accounts that she personally operates.
  • Numerous other actions and comments infringing the Contract and Rules.

Zaion LanZa is no longer part of NIJISANJI as of March 10, 2023. She was part of XSoleil, which debuted in early December 2022. The remaining memebers of XSoleil are Doppio Dropscythe, Meloco Kyoran, Hex Haywire, Kotoka Torahime, and Ver Vermillion.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 10:30 AM

Square Enix President Matsuda Says Blockchain Games Coming in Fiscal Year 2024

In the document going over the Outline of Financial Results Briefing by Square Enix Holdings held on Feb. 3, 2023, a hint appeared as to when to expect the company's blockchain games. President and Representative Director Yosuke Matsuda brought them up during a Q&A. When someone asked about the company's approach to major releases and sustainable growth, Matsuda pointed to blockchain titles that will arrive during or after the third quarter of fiscal year 2024. [Thanks, Stephen Totilo!]

Here is Matsuda's exact response to a question expressing concern about maintain growth year over year and continuing profitability into the 2025 fiscal year.

Major title launches will not be concentrated solely in FY2024/3. We have organized our pipeline so that we will have a good spread of new releases in FY2025/3 and beyond as well. We also hope that you will look forward to the blockchain games we plan to launch in FY2024/3 and thereafter.

Matsuda's 2023 A New Year's Letter from the President for Square Enix also mentioned the company's commitment to NFT and blockchain games.

As a reminder, Matsuda will soon no longer be the president of Square Enix. At the beginning of March 2023, the company revealed Takashi Kiryu will become the next president and representative director. Matsuda will continue to hold the role until June 2023.

Square Enix hasn't revealed too many of its blockchain games ideas yet, but it did mention an NFT project. Symbiogenesis is set to launch in Spring 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 10:00 AM

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails English Release Set for Fall

NIS America announced the worldwide release of yet another The Legend of Heroes Nihon Falcom game outside Japan. It is handling the English release of The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. People can expect to see it on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC in Fall 2023 worldwide. There will also be an $89.99 Limited Edition.

The game is named for lead character Nayuta. He and his friend Cygna gain the ability to head to a different world after meeting a girl named Noi and helping her retrieve what she's lost. This gives the three the ability to head to another world.

Here's the newly released English trailer.

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails is another one of those entries that's been around for a while, but is only just now appearing everywhere. The game first debuted on the PSP in Japan in 2012. However, Nihon Falcom released remasters of it on the PS4 and PC in Japan in 2021. The Switch remaster followed there in May 2022.

As for that limited edition, it's only available at the NIS America online storefront. It includes a physical copy of the game, a two CD soundtrack, an art book, an acrylic stand of Nayuta and Noi, a bookmark, and a lenticular sleeve to hold things.
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails English Release Set for Fall

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails will appear on the PS4, Switch, and PC in English outside Japan in Fall 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 9:30 AM

Fortnite Videos Show Attack on Titan's Eren Yeager in Action

Now that the Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 trailers are out, there's a better look at how the Attack on Titan Eren Yeager skin will look in-game. Two videos appeared. One is a cinematic trailer, and the other focuses on gameplay. In each one, he is featured prominently. No other characters from the series were teased in either. There's also no date for when Eren will appear, with the YouTube description for the gameplay trailer only noting he'll be a Battle Pass unlock.

First, here's the Fortnite cinematic trailer that features Attack on Titan's Eren Yeager at the 32 second mark. It confirms this is the younger version of the character, rather than the one appearing in The Final Season. It also shows him wearing and using his vertical maneuvering equipment.

Next is the Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 2 gameplay trailer, which prominently features Eren Yeager using Attack on Titan skills starting at the one minute point. Though the beginning of this video shows all characters using the series' vertical maneuvering equipment, it comes up much more prominently for Eren's segment. It is shown being used to glide through the city, as well as to pull in close to an opponent to attack.

Fortnite is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and mobile devices, and the Attack on Titan Eren Yeager skin will be a part of the Battle Pass.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 9:00 AM

Resident Evil: Death Island Character Profiles Explain Why Jill Looks so Young

The next CG Resident Evil movie will be Resident Evil: Death Island, and Capcom shared details about leading characters Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy after its March 2023 Capcom Spotlight. In the presentation trailer, Jill looked noticeably younger than the other two. The profiles shared noted this is because of her exposure to the T-Virus.

First, here's the profile for Leon. It notes that he's working directly for the president in the film.

Details about Chris appeared after that. As in the games, he remains a BSAA agent.

Finally, the Resident Evil: Death Island look at Jill brought up how the events of Resident Evil 3 affected her life.

Resident Evil: Death Island will appear in Summer 2023 outside Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 8:30 AM

Yu-gi-oh zexal gagaga girl

A famed monster from Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is joining the ranks of figures based on the series. FuRyu announced that pre-orders have opened for its Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Gagaga Girl 1/7th scale figure. Interested buyers can visit the FuRyu Hobby Mall and F:NEX storefronts to place a pre-order. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

The Gagaga Girl figure is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! monster of the same name. Part of the "Gagaga" series of cards, the Gagaga Girl is derived from the iconic Dark Magician Girl monster. She appears as part of deck used by Yuma Tsukumo, protagonist of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime and manga series.

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The figure itself stands 265mm tall (about 10.5" inches) and s made of PVC. Pre-orders cost 28,600 Yen (about $210 USD), with an expected delivery date of November 2023.

The figure replicates the character design seen in the anime and on the card art. Unlike the Dark Magician girl she's based on, though, she carries a cellphone instead of a magical staff. The phone also has a large chain-like phone strap and trails twin skulls. The sculpting also evokes her floating ribbon sash. There are even effect parts to reproduce the magical circle visuals on her card art.

In the official card game, the Gagaga Girl works in conjunction with Xyz summoning and other Gagaga series cards. In particular, she forms a combo with her mentor, the Gagaga Magician. When on the field she can match her level the Gagaga Magician's own. She can also perform Xyz summons and use them to drain the attack power of an opponent's monsters.

The FuRyu Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Gagaga Girl figure is available for pre-order in Japan. Fans who buy a new issue of V Jump can also score a newly remade card for their decks.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 8:00 AM

Witch From Mercury Season 2

The next season of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury airs in April 2023 and Sunrise is beginning its promotional efforts in earnest. It released the first trailer for The Witch From Mercury Season 2 via the GundamInfo YouTube channel and its official social media accounts. The Twitter account of singer Yama also posted that her song "slash" will be the opening theme for Gundam The Witch From Mercury Season 2.

Check out the trailer below.

Note: The trailer and description below contain spoilers for Gundam The Witch From Mercury Season 1.

The season will begin two weeks after the Plant Quetta incident which closed out Season 1. Suletta passes her days at school while she waits for the chance to see her fiance Miorine again. Meanwhile, Miorine watches over her injured father at the Benerit Group's headquarters. With more hardship, difficult decisions, and different feelings swelling in their chests, the girls will confront the curse that Gundam brings.

The first season of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury debuted in October 2022, but in part due to various delays, the last episode of the season only aired in early January 2023. The season followed the story of Suletta as she attended school at the Asticassia School of Technology, a school where the scions of elite corporations settle their differences with mobile suit duels. Suletta pilots the Aerial, a mobile suit that's secretly a Gundam, which hides technology forbidden by the Benerit Group, an exploitative mega-conglomerate that rules much of the solar system. Various circumstances lead Suletta to be declared the fiance to Miorine, who is daughter of Deling Rembran, the Benerit Group's President and the man responsible for the death of Suletta's father.

Season 2 of Gundam The Witch From Mercury premieres on April 9, 2023 in Japan. A special pre-release program will air on April 2, 2023. The series will also receive simultaneous broadcast outside Japan through various channels.

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Siliconera Friday, March 10, 2023 7:00 AM

Fire Emblem Three Houses Super Groupies Merchandise restocked

SuperGroupies is restocking some of the merchandise from its Fire Emblem: Three Houses collection. Watches and jackets with motifs of each of the houses are now available again at the store, the company announced on Twitter. Accordingly, each piece features subtle touches such as each house crest or representative embroidery. All restocked Fire Emblem merchandise is available for worldwide delivery.

This set of Fire Emblem: Three Houses merchandise features a series of watches based on each Officers Academy house with interchangeable bezels. This includes the Ashen Wolves house, available as in-game DLC. People can choose from Golden Deer, Blue Lion, Black Eagles, or Ashen Wolves designs. Each watch costs ¥25,080 ($184).

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At the same time, the store restocked jackets representing the four houses. They are now available for ¥22,000 ($161). These have fine details such as the Golden Deer, Black Eagles, Blue Lions, or Ashen Wolves' crests.

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The SuperGroupies and Fire Emblem: Three Houses collection originally came about in 2020. During that time, the brand released wallets, shoes, and bags with designs inspired by the game's main characters.

A wide variety of merchandise related to Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been recently released. For instance, in 2022 SuperGroupies also launched a line of bags with designs representative of the characters' adult era looks. The Japanese tea company Lupicia also released themed tea sets featuring the tea blends seen in-game.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the Ashen Wolves DLC are immediately available on Nintendo Switch.

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