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Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 5:20 PM

I'm anxiously awaiting Capcom's, so far, highly praised Resident Evil 4 remake, but not because I'm preoccupied by updated fight mechanics, or graphical fidelity, or any monsters, really—I've been thinking about skirts.


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 4:33 PM

The first thing I did in the Diablo IV beta was try to roll. After playing games for 30 years I've internalized two important things: Always check behind the waterfall, and rolling is always faster than walking. So I rolled. And it was faster. And then I tried to roll again and I couldn't…not for another five seconds.…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 3:50 PM

After suffering my way through Bayonetta 3's final act, I'd all but written off any subsequent Bayonetta video game and moved on to greener character-action game pastures. While I still stand by the closing statement in my review that I'll never replay Bayonetta 3 ever again, PlatinumGames' prequel spin-off game,


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 3:00 PM

More details and reputed screenshots from Lego 2K Drive, a yet-to-be-announced Lego racing game from 2K, have leaked online. This aligns with past reports that 2K was working on a series of Lego games.


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 2:30 PM

Diablo is one of those games you've definitely played—even if you haven't. It's so influential in its design, from its RPG mechanics to its loot and progression systems, that the franchise has its demonic horns stabbed through countless other games from Borderlands and Destiny to Hades and Phantasy Star Online. Me,…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 1:20 PM

If you have a one-star "wanted" level in GTA V, the police will chase you. At two stars, they'll shoot to kill.


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 1:00 PM

More often than not, open-world games grind against my own gaming sensibilities. I'm the type of person who's very goal- and narrative-oriented, so the simple act of existing in a world can sometimes feel meandering—no amount of clearing dots off a giant map will hit the same as a crafted, linear experience.


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 12:55 PM

Over 20 million people played Elden Ring. Now, a year after FromSoftware's open-world Soulsborne released, we finally know which part of the game destroyed players the most. It was Malenia of course. Players attempted to fight her 329 million times, though it's impossible to say how many of those were exclusively from


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 12:40 PM

Goku is misunderstood. Memes and misinterpretations have greatly contributed to some inaccurate conclusions about the Dragon Ball Z character — with perhaps the most common misconstrual being that Goku is a bad dad. This perception of Goku's fatherly abilities have been perpetuated by jokes and memes that have, over…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 12:35 PM

Imagine that you're playing a video game based on a British cartoon, and Queen Elizabeth II arrives to jump in a muddy puddle. It's a little weird, but it's fun in a camp way. So like this Twitch streamer, most players would probably enjoy the whimsical moment and move on. It becomes a little harder to do so, though,…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 11:40 AM

With the finale of The Last of Us' excellent TV adaptation behind us, we're once again stuck in that space of moral uncertainty. But even for those of us who have played The Last of Us' game sequel and are more than familiar with its emotionally intense ups and downs, it's hard not to get excited over what's to come.…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 11:20 AM

It's like it's 2013 all over again. After the conclusion of The Last of Us' first season, we're all stuck, yet again, debating the morality of Joel's tough decision at the end of both the original video game and the recent TV adaptation. And we're also left with anticipation over season two and what elements of the…


Kotaku Monday, March 20, 2023 11:07 AM

As messages of love, admiration, and grief poured out across the internet following Lance Reddick's sudden passing at 60 years old, Destiny players grappled with losing the cornerstone of their fictional universe. As evidenced by some of his last interactions online, the John Wick 4 and Bosch actor wasn't just the…


PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 4:00 PM
     Destiny 2 weapon tops PvP chart in under 72 hours

A Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris Adept weapon has rapidly become the most used in the Destiny 2 PvP activity despite only having been in the FPS game since Friday. The Adept version of The Immortal Legendary Strand kinetic submachine gun has seemingy become one of the best Destiny 2 PvP weapons already, thanks to powerful perks such as Rangefinder - which increases effective range and zoom magnification - and Target Lock, which increases the damage the longer the weapon remains fixed on a target.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:47 PM
     Life By You system requirements

What are the Life By You system requirements? The curtain has finally been pulled back on what could be the next best sandbox game on PC, including the kit you'll need to run it. Suffice to say, Life By You is shaping up to be a semi-demanding time.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:38 PM
     Get popular indie game roguelike free on Opera GX

The popular roguelike game Sword of the Necromancer is currently free to anybody who uses Opera GX. All you need to do is download the browser, head to the GX games website, make a free account, then click 'claim' on the Sword of the Necromancer page and the game will be yours to play in the browser indefinitely.

PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:27 PM
     Diablo 4 release date, beta, trailers, gameplay, and features

Want to know the Diablo 4 release date and all the latest news? The upcoming entry in the demon-slaying action RPG series has many teasers and trailers. They showcase the various classes we can use to take on the hordes of monsters that block the way between the horned lord of the underworld and, well, us.

The roster of playable Diablo 4 classes includes transforming druids, spell-flinging wizards, and somersaulting rogues. Each class has unique combat skills to weave through every shambling zombie, skittering demon, and colossal terror that awaits you in these dank, hallowed halls. So far, so familiar, but that's hardly going to upset the series' devoted fans. One thing is for certain; when the RPG does release, it's bound to be making a push for our best PC games list.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:32 PM
     How much does it cost to buy all The Sims 4 DLC?

Buying everything in The Sims 4 is a game in itself - a collect-a-thon that requires expert knowledge in the field. Like a jewel appraiser, the Sims 4 expert can look at a DVD case and - ah, do you see? - observe the subtle but telltale signs that distinguish a Game Pack from a Stuff Pack. By the end of this article, that expert will be you.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with choosing add-ons according to whatever pops up on Origin and takes your fancy. But if you want to know the whole Sims 4 landscape before deciding where you land - or are simply curious about how much you could spend on one management game, if you wanted to - then read on.

You should know that The Sims 4 and its many expansions, Game Packs, and Stuff Packs are regularly on sale. These discounts can be pretty hefty - at the time of writing, EA is selling the base game at half price, while a couple of bundles offer deals on the most recent expansions.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:18 PM
     CSGO launch options to use in 2023

Want to know about all of the CSGO launch options in 2023? You might not know it, but you can save yourself a number of unnecessary headaches by using utilising CSGO launch options to ensure your game is always ready to go. Whether you're trying to troubleshoot your game, or you're trying to get your server running at 128 tick, CSGO launch options make it easy to toggle settings without ever going through any menus.

Reaching the highest CSGO ranks requires dedication, resilience, and crisp aim. All of that, paired with the perfect in-game settings, can help you get closer to achieving your dream rank in the free PC game. Of course, CSGO console commands and config are the keys to a smooth game, but you can further improve your gaming experience by familiarizing yourself with CSGO launch options.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:30 PM
     Dead Space Master Override doors, locations, and rewards

If you've been exploring the Ishimura for any length of time, you'll know that the Dead Space Master Override is required to access certain locked doors or containers that you can't ordinarily access with regular security clearance levels. It takes a bit of backtracking to reap the benefits of it, but if you're wondering if it's worth the effort, the answer is a resounding yes.

The Dead Space Master Override is the highest Dead Space security clearance level on the Ishimura; as a result, these locked areas contain schematics for some of the best Dead Space weapon upgrades, along with the Dead Space power nodes to actually use them. You can also find valuable items to exchange in the store for credits, which you can put towards purchasing Dead Space suit upgrades. Here's how to get the Dead Space Master Override, find all of the door locations, and obtain all the rewards in one of the best PC games this year.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:08 PM
     The best Overwatch 2 support heroes ranked

Trying to find the best Overwatch 2 support heroes? With the new 5v5 team composition change in Overwatch 2, it's harder for support heroes to survive as there's only one tank on the team to protect them. Support players are more vulnerable, but they do have a new passive ability to help them out, which means they can now heal automatically after leaving combat for a few seconds.

In our best Overwatch 2 support heroes list, we're considering how each support performs solo, rather than as part of a dedicated comp. Ultimately, they need to heal, buff, and provide utility for the other players in the FPS game. Thankfully, there are more opportunities to run around the map, giving support heroes a chance to flank and dive into fights in Overwatch 2. High mobility, healing, and damage dealing are key here, along with supporting the best Overwatch 2 DPS heroes and the best Overwatch 2 tank heroes on your team.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:14 PM
     Dead Space Marker Fragment locations – how to get the secret ending

After all of the Dead Space Marker Fragment locations? One of the best additions to the Dead Space Remake is the new game plus mode, which allows you to take on the army of Necromorphs once more with all of your gear intact. Playing through the story again also gives you a chance to unlock the secret ending to Dead Space, but you'll need to collect a few things first.

When you begin a new game plus playthrough of Dead Space Remake, there will be 12 new collectibles added to the Ishimura for you to hunt down. These are Dead Space Marker Fragments - something that didn't exist in the original game, nor in a regular playthrough of the remake. They're in place during a new game plus run to expand on the lore, and enable you to unlock the secret ending, should you manage to find them all. If our Dead Space Remake review is anything to go by, this should be one of the best PC games this year, fully warranting multiple playthroughs to get that secret ending.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:58 PM
     Valve Steam Deck Docking Station review

After finally getting my hands on the Valve Steam Deck Docking Station, I'm surprised by how much I like it. The official dock doesn't seem all that appealing at first, costing more than the many cheaper alternatives out there that offer similar functionality. Yet, this costly real McCoy features subtle design and quality differences that just feel right, and that alone almost justifies its higher price.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:55 PM
     What is the Hogwarts Legacy House Cup?

Want to know if you can win the Hogwarts Legacy House Cup or if it's even in the game? If you're familiar with the Harry Potter universe, you'll already know that teachers blurt out "ten points to Gryffindor" at every opportunity. These proclamations serve a purpose in the books and films: every point gets a student's house ever closer to sealing victory and earning the House Cup.

Students at Hogwarts earn points for many reasons, whether by learning Hogwarts Legacy spells quickly in classes or by feats of bravery or cunning. Winning the House Cup is a badge of honour for all students in the school, so no matter which house the Hogwarts Legacy sorting hat dumps you in, there would theoretically be a chance for you to get a share of the glory as part of the best Hogwarts Legacy house. If you help win it in your first year by completing tasks in the open-world game, then all the better.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:46 PM
     Current Multiversus free characters March 2023

Want to know which Multiversus free characters are on rotation? If you're starting for the first time, you don't have access to the entire roster immediately unless you cough up the cash for a Founder's Pack. Fortunately, Multiversus gives players access to some free characters which appear every two weeks.

The current batch of free characters in Multiversus includes Shaggy, Taz, Jake, and Harley Quinn. It's important to note that any progress made using these characters carries over once you unlock them in the fighting game, allowing you to carry on where you left off. Your progress always carries over regardless of how you end up unlocking the characters, whether with in-game gold, by spending Gleamium, or using character tokens from the Founder's Pack.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 1:12 PM
     All Dead Space schematic locations

The Dead Space schematic locations are easily missed, especially during your first playthrough when you're unfamiliar with the dark corners of the Ishimura. Early on in your time on board the enormous mining vessel, you'll be forced to scavenge for supplies located in the environment. However, once found, Dead Space schematics can be brought back to the store, making essential items available to purchase at any time from the store.

It's worth mentioning that this list of Dead Space schematic locations doesn't include the ones for Dead Space weapon upgrades and suit upgrades, as we have separate guides for those. Instead, these schematics relate to more general supplies (such as ammunition and health packs) that can make all the difference when going up against the Dead Space leviathan and other fearsome necromorphs in one of the best PC games of 2023.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:32 PM
     Best police games on PC 2023

What are the best police games? We have all considered life as a super sleuth or detective for a brief moment. Whether drawn in by the position of authority, the puzzling casework, or even the hard-drinking: police games deliver plenty of action and intrigue.

However, unlike many of the best PC games, cops aren't all gunslingers in John Woo-esque shootouts or chasing criminals in high-speed car chases. The best police games often see you digging through crime scenes for evidence and carrying out routine procedures rather than pursuing perps with your gun drawn.  If you're looking for Sherlock and the other great PC game sleuths, check out our best detective games list.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:45 PM
     Life by You release date, early access, trailers, gameplay, and news

What is the Life by You release date? If you're a fan of The Sims, Second Life, and all things simulation, the recent Life by You reveal should be music to your ears.

Unveiled during the Paradox Interactive 2023 Announcement Show, Life by You appears to feature several life game hallmarks, including a variety of locations to explore, emotes and intricate character interactions, as well as some interesting home-building and design tools to play with. Here's everything you need to know about the potential Life by You release date, trailers, gameplay, news, and more for what could potentially be one of the best PC games if it lives up to the hype.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:30 PM
     Life By You is coming for Sims 4, with early access confirmed for 2023

After dominating the genre for so many years, it seems Sims 4 finally has a rival in the form of Life By You, the new life game from Cities Skylines publisher Paradox. With new gameplay footage and details emerging today, Life By You Steam wishlisting is available now, and full preorders are available via the Epic Games Store. Early access is also confirmed for later in 2023, ahead of the full Life By You release date.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:27 PM
     Genshin Impact Mika VA explains the character's recent voice change

A recent Genshin Impact Mika trailer has players asking questions about the character's English voice, and his voice actor, Robb Moreira, has stepped up to respond to those concerns. There's a bit of a difference in Mika's voice when comparing his debut in version 3.1 to the newest trailer that dropped before the second half of the anime game's version 3.5 update. But Moreira gives us a little insight into why this is the case.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:18 PM
     Best puzzle games on PC 2023

The best puzzle games on PC can turn classic head-scratchers into rich, meaningful stories full of frustration-fueled problems to solve. Whether you're looking for clever dialogue, moving narratives, or a healthy dose of laughter with your conundrums, puzzle games are versatile enough to find a way to do it all.

This vast genre covers everything from pirate point-and-clicks to tetromino trickery and quantum physics capers. These games are so good they were even considered for our list of the best PC games. Our comprehensive list outlines the best puzzle games across the board, including a few very familiar faces.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:18 PM
     Best fighting games on PC 2023

What are the best fighting games on PC? It may be one of the oldest genres in gaming, but it wasn't until unintentional glitches gave birth to combos in Street Fighter 2 that the first boom took hold in arcades during the 90s. It's here that the key players would make their presence known. While charming hand-drawn sprites feature heavily in Street Fighter and The King of Fighters series, Midway would make parents panic with Mortal Kombat's fatalities. In the following years, developers Virtua Fighter and Tekken would take the genre into 3D.

Thanks to the rise of esports and, to a lesser extent, the global pandemic, we now have access to PC versions of the best fighting games. While these are some of the best PC games, they are known to be tough to learn. Still, with the rise of video tutorials, there's never been a better time to get into these highly competitive multiplayer games. So grab your favourite controller or fight stick and practice your favourite character's combos.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 12:01 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date, trailers, story, and more

Want to know about the Phantom Liberty release date? The upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, dubbed a "spy-thriller" by developer CD Projekt Red, promises to drop you in a brand-new part of Night City. As V, a Cyberpunk for hire, we'll be spying around and fighting military forces along with our new buddy, FIA Agent Solomon Reed, played by Idris Elba.

We first saw the expansion during The Game Awards 2022, but there's still so much we don't know about this upcoming RPG game expansion. Judging by CD Projekt Red's past games, there's a good chance Phantom Liberty will redeem Cyberpunk 2077 after its rather shaky start, with the potential for the game to end up on our best PC games list by the end of the year. Based on the first trailers, here's everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty so far.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 11:58 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy companions explained

Hogwarts Legacy companions keep you company as you study your classes in the famous school, sit by your side as you grab a drink in Hogsmeade, and fight with you when taking on the dark wizards and terrifying evil of the wizarding world. Your companions aren't defined by your house either, as you make friends with each of these characters for their individual story development.

Hogwarts Legacy has an astounding amount of content. The huge, open-world Hogwarts Legacy map looks absolutely gorgeous, and the attention to detail that has gone into designing the world can be seen from the landscapes to the common rooms and classrooms. There are loads of Hogwarts Legacy characters to get to know as well, and that's where the Hogwarts Legacy companions come in, as four fellow students are particularly crucial to your time in the RPG game.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 11:56 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle guide

The Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle is just one of the many secrets you can uncover in the school of witchcraft and wizardry. It's also very easy to overlook, given that it's an environmental puzzle that demands you keep an eye out for esoteric clues as you explore.

The Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle is found in the Viaduct Courtyard that connects the Great Hall and Library Annex, which you can locate on the Hogwarts Legacy map. It's a fairly innocuous area at first glance, but look closer, and you'll see the hallmarks of a puzzle. What's more, solving it will net you a legendary item – you don't even need to know how to open Hogwarts Legacy locks in the open-world game to access it. Here's how to solve the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 11:52 AM
     How to get Hogwarts Legacy flying pages

Trying to catch the Hogwarts Legacy flying pages? You may have seen them slowly flapping their papery wings across the many rooms of Hogwarts. These are field guide pages, though not ones to be confused with those hidden next to landmarks or from empty paintings.

Getting the Hogwarts Legacy flying pages, along with the Hogwarts Legacy Revelio pages, gives you little experience but nothing else to contribute to completing the Hogwarts Legacy challenges. These Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages are worth picking up when you see them get that little extra boost, as level-ups give you additional health. So therein lies the big question: how? Chances are you've seen them early in the open-world game and attempted to use the basic projectile spell to knock them down. All this does is knock them around, but they remain airborne. You need to learn one of the Hogwarts Legacy spells from your teachers before you can pluck them from the sky.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 11:40 AM
     Best turn-based strategy games on PC 2023

Turn-based strategy games bring out the more cerebral undertones of the genre – the break afforded by 'turns' allows us to think, ponder and plan our moves with as much expert precision as we can muster. Witnessing that master plan unfold can create untold levels of satisfaction, and suddenly you fancy yourself the master tactician.

This genre is also home to the 'one more turn' trope - that feeling of near-addiction that compels you to click the 'End Turn' button just one more time to see what happens in one of the best PC games. Maybe you're waiting to see the outcome of a daring attack, maybe you're just trying to click through some downtime. We also have the best strategy games if you want to expand beyond petty concepts like 'turns'.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 20, 2023 11:37 AM
     All Diablo 4 error codes

You will see one of the many Diablo 4 error codes if you run into an issue during the open beta period. These numbers have a meaning to the developers, but deciphering precisely what that means for you can be tricky as the game doesn't provide any further feedback for some error codes.

While many of these indicate issues with the servers occurred during the opening few hours of the Diablo 4 beta release date, there are at least a couple where you can do something to try and resolve it. So if you're in the same boat, struggling to play the beta for the highly anticipated RPG game, take a look at these error codes to see if you can fix any of them.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 1:10 PM

Want a super-fast gaming laptop? With the very latest components, including a 13th-gen Core i7 processor and GTX 4070 graphics card? Of course you do - and now one is significantly more affordable, thanks to a 15% off discount code at Lenovo's web store that knocks £285 off one of their best gaming laptops. With code LEGION15, you can pick up a £1900 laptop for £1615, an incredible deal for this bleeding-edge spec!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 1:05 PM

Exciting times! Liam and I have wrapped Inventory Space episode two, in which we documented several weeks of us returning to Bungie's live service behemoth Destiny 2. We found it to be an FPS delight, but one that's wrapped in a taxing MMO.

One thing I can't stop thinking about are the game's piss-coloured walls. They appear right at the beginning of the game's latest expansion Lightfall and I genuinely believe they summarise Destiny perfectly.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 1:00 PM

Having spent several weeks with space orbs and triangles, Liam and I have returned from our intergalactic escapades with a spot of news: Inventory Space episode two is a go! It's a video series in which we spend our precious free time with live service games to see how much they demand from our schedules, and whether we're truly able to experience the best of them without crumbling to dust.

So, please join us, as we tackle Bungie's FPS behemoth Destiny 2. Was it worth our time? And crucially, is it worth yours?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 12:53 PM

We recently got a 9-minute look at Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's lightsaber swinging combat and it confirmed that yes, Cal still really likes stabbing animals in a fashion that's unbecoming of a Jedi. It also looked beautiful. But what's actually happening this time around? Well, EA have released a new story trailer for the sequel, catching us up with an older version of the Mantis crew.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 12:51 PM

Want a big-ol' SSD for your games, media and what-not? The Crucial P3 Plus is currently reduced at Best Buy, where the massive 4TB size is down to $225. That's nearly $40 off its previous price and a great value for a drive of this spec.

For the record, the P3 Plus is a PCIe 4.0 SSD, with up to 5000MB/s reads and 4200MB/s writes. It uses QLC flash in a DRAM-less design, but with HMB technology - so it uses your computer's RAM as its cache. That allows it to provide surprisingly excellent performance, although we'd still recommend a higher-end TLC drive with a DRAM cache for the most intensive workloads, like 4K video production. For gaming and regular use though, this is a great choice!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 12:30 PM

Earlier this month, Paradox revealed Life By You, a competitor to The Sims led by former EA exec Rod Humble. We only received a snappy 50-second tease of some environments and our non-Sims avatars, but Paradox have now shown more of their life-sim via a live stream, calling it "the most moddable and open life simulator." We now know that Life By You will have an open world, a dialogue system, a third person-mode, and it'll release into early access on September 12th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 12:17 PM

The already troubled goings-on at ZA/UM - the studio that developed Disco Elysium - have gotten messier than Harry's own apartment. Last week ZA/UM announced that one of its legal disputes had been resolved and that they expected the rest of their legal troubles to "fall apart." But fired game director Robert Kurvitz and art director Aleksander Rostov took the oppurtunity to double down on their lawsuit and dispute the studio's claims, calling them "wrong and misleading in several respects."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 11:33 AM

I rarely enjoy adventure games, and in fact resent them for pinning that term for a genre that almost never feels adventurous. And yet I don't quite want to say that 24 Killers is an exception, because confining it to any genre feels reductive, let alone one that will probably put you off if you're anything like me.

It's a tiny bit like a Stardew Valley or Gleaner Heights, or any of those "do chores until you run out of energy" games, but mostly it's a "hanging out and being slightly weird" game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 10:52 AM

The RPS team are once again grabbing our passports and hopping over the pond to attend this year's PAX East. Liam and I are heading out to Boston this week to play a bunch of awesome indie games, have a gab with developers, attend some cool panels, and generally have a good ol' snoop around the show floor. And the best thing is that we'll be sharing all our PAX escapades with our RPS supporters.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 20, 2023 10:13 AM

When I look outside my window I just see a bunch of mist and rain. The only way I know spring has in fact sprung is from the other yearly indicators: Easter eggs stacked en masse in the aisles of supermarkets; pictures of bunnies, chicks and daffodils everywhere; and digital storefronts doing seasonal game sales. GOG kicks off their Spring Sale starts today, with literally thousands of games discounted, some up to 90%. It's running until April 3rd, and to give you a place to start we've highlighted some of our favourites on our GOG page.

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Twinfinite Monday, March 20, 2023 1:15 PM
     We're not in Kansas anymore. 

Twinfinite Monday, March 20, 2023 1:00 PM
     Give me the loot.

Twinfinite Monday, March 20, 2023 10:00 AM
     What other Pokemon game gives you not-NPC parents?

Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 4:00 PM

paldea pokemon snacks

Paldea Pokemon toys will appear in the "Pokemon Kids" collection of snacks. They will be part of the "Armarouge and Ceruledge" version. Packs will cost 220 JPY, or $1.65 each. Every time you buy a Pokemon Kids snack, you get a soda-flavor gum and a random small Pokemon toy. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The "Armarouge and Ceruledge" collection of Pokemon Kids snacks will come with fifteen new Pokemon. You'll be able to find them in various snack stores and such around Japan from August 2023. The fifteen new Pokemon will be:

  • Armarouge
  • Ceruledge
  • Fidough
  • Cetitan
  • Paldean Wooper
  • Cyclizar
  • Grafaiai
  • Klawf
  • Wiglett
  • Female Pikachu
  • Jigglypuff
  • Gengar
  • Scyther
  • Goomy
  • Hatenna

paldea pokemon snacks

Not all of the Pokemon originated from the Paldea region. For example, there are several from Generation I (Kanto). Meanwhile, Hatenna debuted in Generation VIII (Galar) and Goomy came from Generation VI (Kalos).

Aside from updates to the game via patches and DLC, Nintendo has been releasing lots of new merchandise for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. These new Paldea Pokemon toys in the Pokemon Kids collection are, of course, part of that. Other merchandise you can get include socks of the Paldea Pokemon and a cat hat of Sprigatito.

The "Armarouge and Ceruledge" edition of Pokemon Kids snacks featuring Pokemon from Paldea will appear in stores from August 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 3:40 PM

Snorlax and Togepi Squishmallow Plush Show Up on UK Pokemon Center

The United Kingdom Pokemon Center website is now selling Snorlax and Togepi Squishmallow plush. Neither one appeared on the website for the United States yet. Each one is a 12 inch model, just like the original Gengar and Pikachu variants. They are £25.99 each.

First, here's a closer look at the Snorlax Pokemon Squishmallow. Like the Gengar and Pikachu that showed up first in the Pokemon Center, it features a special patch on its back that features a Poke Ball.
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Next, here's how the Togepi Pokemon Squishmallow looks. Its Poke Ball patch is a bit higher up on its body, but remains on the right side of its back.
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As a reminder, the Gengar and Pikachu ones first showed up in the Pokemon Center in November 2022. Following that initial release, they gradually rolled out to other retailers. Those versions lacked a patch on the back and the special tags. They were also available in a wider variety of sizes. They eventually appeared in retailers like Claires, GameStop, Target, Walmart

The Snorlax and Togepi Squishmallow plush are in the UK Pokemon Center while supplies last. There's no word yet on when either one will appear in the North American site.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 3:30 PM

Final Fantasy XIV maintenance to upgrade NA data centers

Square Enix announced that it will be upgrading the hardware used for Final Fantasy XIV North American data centers. This change will be made in preparation for future updates. A 24-hour maintenance period will be performed for safekeeping starting April 3, 2023.

The replacement of the hardware used for Final Fantasy XIV's North American data centers is being done to optimize the player experience for future updates, the company stated. However, the physical location of the data centers will remain the same, while all the data will be automatically transferred.

Square Enix will transfer all data center information to the new hardware during an extended maintenance period that will be performed from Monday, April 3, 2023 at 3am PT/6am ET to April 4, 2023 at 3am PT/6am ET. This date will also coincide with the arrival of patch 6.38 to Final Fantasy XIV. Specifically, the data centers that will receive the maintenance will be Aether, Crystal, Primal, and the most recent one, Dynamis, which arrived earlier with patch 6.28. In addition, there will be no change to the data center selection screens or the login process.

Recently Square Enix also announced a new Letter from the Producer Live for March 31, 2023. During this broadcast, the developers will share more information about new content coming to Final Fantasy XIV with the release of part 1 of patch 6.4. The most recent update was Patch 6.35, which brought several elements such as new Loporrit tribal quests and a new Deep Dungeon to the game.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 3:00 PM

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is a game that throws a lot of murderous ghosts at you. Just like in previous Fatal Frame titles, a terrible ritual left an entire island riddled with the spirits of the dead thanks to the presence of a strange illness known as Moonlight Syndrome. While most of these ghosts are scary and stressful to fight, some of them are just that little bit more terrifying. Whether it's their appearance, their backstory or a uniquely difficult attack pattern, these ghosts are the scariest that Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse has to offer.

Editor's Note: There will be Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse ghost encounter and plot point spoilers below.

Fatal Frame 4 Yuko Magaki

Yuko Magaki

Yuko Magaki was one of the patients at the Rogetsu Hall mental health facility. In life, he was a painter whose work got more disturbing as he succumbed to Moonlight Syndrome. Room 309, his room during his stay, is covered in these paintings, including a huge one on the floor of a faceless woman.

What makes him especially unpleasant to fight is how he's always crawling around on the floor, swiping at your ankles. It's also not clear why he refuses to stand up, making him that much more unnerving.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Shoji Katagiri

Shoji Katagiri

First encountered in the Haibara Infirmary, Shoji Katagiri was an assistant to the head doctor of the hospital. He specialized in experimental treatments, often involving medical headgear that looked more like a torture device.

If that wasn't bad enough, his fights often include him attempting to blind you and him running screaming out of whatever wall is directly behind you. Sometimes in succession.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Kyoko Kitazume

Kyoko Kitazume

Most of the ghosts in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse are scary enough being the right way up. Kyoko Kitazume decides that's not good enough. She will crawl unpleasantly along the ceiling until she gets close, before hanging down like a bat to attack.

She's first encountered in the basement of Infirmary, where an inaccessible room contains a hanging body. Documents suggest this is her body, hung from the ceiling as part of a bizarre treatment. What purpose did this treatment serve? The game simply refuses to elaborate.

Ayako fatal frame


Child ghosts in Fatal Frame are always some of the worst, but Ayako was a problem while she was alive. Several reports you can find around the facility describe her doing things like killing a bird with scissors. We also get to see a specter of her dragging a nurse down a hallway by her hair.

Her fight isn't too unusual for Fatal Frame battles. What's make it so unnerving is her room, where doll parts hang from the ceiling ominously. Ayako also sports a constant grim smile whenever she attacks, indicating her enjoyment of making you suffer.

Kageri Sendo and Me

Kageri Sendo and "Me"

Fatal Frame is no stranger to fights involving doll assistants, with some notable fights in Fatal Frame 2. Kageri Sendo in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes it up a notch. She pushes an adult-size mannequin around Rogetsu Hall, representing her dead sister.

Whenever she and the doll are together, the fights are especially stressful. The doll will stagger towards you with robotic movements, not reacting to your shots even as she's taking damage. Meanwhile, Kageri throws in an occasional attack while you're distracted, or accidentally backing into her.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Takahisa Kozuki

Takahisa Kozuki

Not much is known about Takahisa Kozuki. An apprentice to the mask maker Soya Yomotsuki, he shows up without warning in a later chapter. One minute you're pulling a charm off a mask, the next he's behind you, charging you with one of his tools.

Abrupt introduction aside, he's also terrifying because of how unpredictable his attacks are. He charges while also teleporting from side to side, making him hard to pin down.

koei tecmo game

Soya Yomotsuki

The mask maker that served as Kozuki's master. He's also the father of protagonist Ruka Minazuki, adding a layer of personal connection to the horror. Due to Ruka's amnesia, he always appears wearing a grotesque mask instead of his actual face.

He's also fought multiple times in the final chapter of the game. He's tough enough to fight as it is, often charging from behind, but in the cramped spaces of a lighthouse, he becomes even more stressful to deal with.

vessel and organs

Vessel and Organs

Every Fatal Frame needs a horrible ritual that led to everyone dying, and Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is no exception. This time it's a ritual dance, one where a woman – the Vessel – dances while five children – the Organs – play music. In the failed ritual that caused all the problems, all of these performers died in a mirror ceremony performed for tourists.

In the present day, you have to fight their ghosts. All six of them. At once. The Organs will often attack in pairs, one acting as a distraction to the other, who may even attack you through the floor. Meanwhile, the Vessel will constantly dance and swoop at you while you're busy with the children.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Sakuya Haibara

Sakuya Haibara

As with all Fatal Frame games, there is one ghost that acts as a catalyst for all the others. In Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, that ghost is Sakuya Haibara. She was the real Vessel in the failed ritual, and the failure led to her Blossoming and taking out most of the island in the process.

She is encountered multiple times throughout the game, and most of the time she is invincible. All you can do is run away. One sequence in the later parts of the game has her chase Ruka through a significant portion of the level she just walked through. The final boss encounter also runs the risk of completely resetting if you fail to complete the game's final puzzle in time, which adds to the tension of fighting her for real.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available now for PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Steam and Xbox.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 2:30 PM

danmachi mobage

Neowiz and Gree Entertainment will develop a new mobage based on Danmachi, or Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?. Players from around the world will be able to play it. The one exception to this will be China. [Thanks, GameBiz!]

The name of the game is unknown, as is the genre. According to Seung-Chul Kim, the representative and Co-CEO of Neowiz, the companies will work hard to create a game that is full of the original IP's fun and excitement. The reason why they decided to create a game based on Danmachi is because of how much global interest there is in the series. More information on the Danmachi mobage will appear some time in the future.

Danmachi, or Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, is a light novel, manga, and anime series. Aside from the one that Neowiz and Gree Entertainment are working on, there are two games based on the series. They are Infinite Combate and Memoria Freese. It follows the story of adventurer Bell Cranel, who is the sole member of the Hestia Familia. He and his companions explore the Dungeon, an underground labyrinth, to defeat monsters and collect shards.

The Danmachi mobage is in development.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 2:00 PM

shadowverse miku

Cygames announced a collaboration between Shadowverse and Hatsune Miku. It will run from March 27, 2023 to April 27, 2023. For a limited time, you will be able to get Hatsune Miku as a leader or a premium card. She will be part of the Academy of Ages card pack. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

Saki Fujita will still be the voice for Hatsune Miku. Aside from providing the voice for the Miku voice bank, Fujita previously voiced Ymir in Attack on Titan and Akagi in Kantai Collection. You can set Miku as a leader for the Forestcraft class, and she will have her own special animation. Aside from that, you will be able to get a premium title, premium sleeves, and an emblem.

You can check out the trailer for the Hatsune Miku collaboration in Shadowverse here:

It is difficult to judge from the video but it appears that Cygames tuned the Hatsune Miku voicebank instead of asking Fujita in to say the lines. You can see in the trailer how Miku looks like as a leader, as well as her special animation. Since the Shadowverse website says Miku and friends, other Vocaloid characters might appear in this collaboration. In the Uma Musume crossover, for example, there were around three characters.

Shadowverse is available on mobile devices and Windows PC. Hatsune Miku will be available in Shadowverse from March 27 to April 27, 2023. You will have to pull for her from the Academy of Ages card pack.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 1:30 PM

cells at work movie

A live-action Cells At Work movie is in development. Hideki Takeuchi will be the director and Yuichi Tokunaga will be the writer. These two previously worked together on the 2019 movie for Fly Me to the Saitama. More information on the cast and release date, as well as a trailer, will appear in the future. [Thanks, LiveDoor!]

Warner Bros. will be the distributor. This will be a major project for the company, as 2023 is the 100th anniversary of its founding. Aside from Fly Me to the Saitama ($3.7 billion), Takeuchi also worked on Nodame Cantabile ($7.8 billion for the movie; he also directed the show) and Thermae Romae ($10.4 billion). In the case of Thermae Romae, he won an award for Best Director during the 2021 Japan Academy Awards. These accomplishments are likely the reasons why Takeuchi was chosen to be the director for the Cells At Work project.

Cells At Work is a manga series based on anthropomorphized body cells. David Production adapted it into an anime in 2018. It focuses on a rookie red blood cell and a much more serious white blood cell. Aside from telling a story about the two of them and their co-workers, Cells At Work also teaches the viewer about the human body.

There will be a live-action Cells At Work movie. More information on it will come out in the near future.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 1:30 PM

March Sonic Frontiers Update Adds 2 Challenge Modes, Photo Mode

Sega announced that its first free Sonic Frontiers update, which will add things like challenge modes and a photo mode, will launch on March 22, 2023. There are four main additions coming alongside the Sights, Sounds, and Speed patch. Battle Rush and Cyber Space Challenge will be post-game challenge modes. Photo Mode will be available immediately. There will also be a Jukebox.

With Battle Rush and Cyber Space Challenge, both are accessed outside the main game. After beating it, both will be in the main menu. Battle Rush is a boss rush-like experience involving opponents like Guardians and Titans. Cyber Space Challenge behaves similarly, only with multiple stages being challenged one after the other.

The Jukebox and Photo Mode can both be accessed in-game after getting the free Sonic Frontiers March update. People have 13 songs right away and can find 40 more Sound Memories on Starfall Islands to get more. The Photo Mode is tied to the pause menu. It lets you move, lower, raise, and rotate the camera, adjust its zoom or tilt, change its speed, apply filters, and apply a grid.

Sonic Frontiers is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and its Sights, Sounds, and Speed update arrives on March 22, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 1:00 PM

naruto music video gintama

Two well-known Japanese bands will soon release Naruto and Gintama music videos. The Naruto music video will come from Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Meanwhile, the Gintama music video will come from DOES.  The videos will appear on March 26, 2023. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

According to details published in Weekly Shonen Jump, the project is a collaboration between Weekly Shonen Jump and Sony Music Entertainment. Called "Jump MV" (for "music video"), the series will pair original animation featuring manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump with music from SME-managed musicians. The Naruto and Gintama music videos are part of the "Anime Theme Song" series, and will pair art from the manga with songs by the bands that were used as themes for their respective anime adaptations.

Previews of the art used in the music videos were also shared.

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For Asian Kung-Fu Generation, the Naruto music video song is "Far Away" (also known as "Haruka Kanata"). The song served as the second opening theme for the Naruto anime series in Japan (the English dub version used it as its third opening). The opening sequence with the song aired alongside episodes 26 to 53. The episodes covered the Chunin Exam story arc. Asian Kung-fu Generation also performed the opening song for the adaptation of Naruto: Sasuke's Story, which aired as part of the Boruto anime series.

Check out the original opening sequence below.

For DOES, the Gintama music video song is "Shura" (or "Pandemonium"). It was the fifth ending theme for the Gintama anime, and aired alongside episodes 50 through 60. These episodes covered the Benizakura story arc.

Check out the original ending sequence, courtesy of YouTube user SSTV.

The Naruto and Gintama music videos will debut on the official Weekly Shonen Jump YouTube channel on March 26, 2023 at about 6:00 PM Japan time. Viz Media publishes both series in English.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 12:30 PM

Uniqlo updated its official site to open sales for its new collection of Splatoon 3 shirts. This selection includes 10 designs. Four are unisex adult styles. The remaining six are made for children. The product landing page noted people should be able to both find them online and in retail stores. As a reminder, it previously announced the items for Japan. 14 styles will appear there on March 24, 2023.

The unisex adult Splatoon 3 Uniqlo shirts are available in XXS through XXXL. They cost $24.90 each. The four designs include imagery that includes in-game brand logos, Inklings and Octolings in their squid and octopus forms, characters like Judd, and the game logo.

Here's a closer look at those styles:
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The kids shirts are $14.90 each. They appear in sizes 3-4Y, 5-6Y, 7-8Y, 9-10Y, 11-12Y, and 13Y. Of those, two are identical to the adult designs and one is very similar. The other three are unique designs especially for children with various icons and characters like Lil' Judd.

This is how all six of them look.
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As a reminder, these sorts of collections are common at Uniqlo. Attack on Titan and Sanrio ones recently showed up. There were also ones with Katamari Damacy and SimCity designs.

Splatoon 3 is available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 12:00 PM

Blissey Tera Raids are coming to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet this week, and they'll involve chances to earn extra items.

The next Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid will involve Blissey. If people check the in-game announcements, there's one noting the event will start on March 24, 2023. This will be a chance to not only get the character with different Tera Types, but also to get more Tera Shards and Exp. items.

The Blissey Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be five-star ones. This means people won't need to have finished the game or post-game activities to access them. With the rewards, it isn't guaranteed that someone will get more Tera Shards than usual. However, the wording in the announcement does mention "bonus Exp. candies" regardless. However, if someone's Blissey raid does involve extra Tera Shards, it means they will be from multiple types, rather than just the type that Blissey is.

This also means the Blissey event will be running at the same time as the second part of the Decidueye Tera Raid. The second part of that will take place March 24-27, 2023. (The first happened March 17-20, 2023.) That involved a seven-star one with a mark that would be a Flying Tera Type.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch, and the Blissey Tera Raids run March 24-26, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 11:30 AM

Final Fantasy XIV Hatching-tide 2023 Event Begins Next Week

Square Enix announced Hatching-tide, the Final Fantasy XIV event inspired by Easter and spring, will begin on March 27, 2023. The annual activity always involves eggs and seasonal activities. This year, the rewards will be a Tonberry-themed costume for FFXIV avatars, a Frighten emote, and cosmetic items.

This year, people will need to stop by Old Gridania and meet with Jihli Aliapoh at X:10.2, Y:9.4. Once there, they can kick off "Get Along and Play Knife" if they are at level 15. Taking part means eventually earning the following items:

  • Frighten Emote
  • Hippity-hoppity Hatching-tide Advertisement Wall-mounted Furnishing
  • Pa-Paya Demastered Orchestrion Roll
  • Tonberry Body
  • Tonberry Boots
  • Tonberry Hands
  • Tonberry Head
  • Tonberry Culottes

Here's a closer look at the cosmetics and extras.
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As usual, some past items will be able to get in-game. These will be found at the Dreamer.

To remind people, there were four possible rewards for the Final Fantasy XIV Hatching-tide Easter event as well. People were able to earn the "Eat Egg" emote, a Hatching Bunny minion, and items for their in-game home. It is unknown yet if these will be available at the Dreamer for the 2023 event.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC, and Hatching-tide will run in-game between March 27, 2023 and April 10, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 11:00 AM

nier automata delayed anime

New episodes of the NieR Automata anime will be delayed yet again. Like the previous postponement, this is due to COVID-19 forcing the animation studio to suffer a schedule slip during production. As a result, the team decided to postpone episodes 9 and beyond. As for when the show will return, viewers will need to check the NieR Automata Ver1.1a social media accounts.

The first time the NieR Automata anime was delayed happened during late January 2023. At the time, the committee postponed episodes 4 and beyond. In Japan, it re-ran the first three episodes during the show's usual time slot. However, in mid-February 2023, the show returned. Thus it may be likely that this hiatus will not be for a very long time. Of course, it is hard to say for certain since there is no telling how much the committee had already worked on behind the scenes.

NieR Automata Ver1.1a is an anime adaptation of the popular NieR Automata game. Though it has similar story beats, there are a few differences between the show and the source material. For example, Lily has taken up Anemone's place as the leader of the Resistance androids.

NieR Automata Ver1.1a is available on streaming services such as Netflix. It is unknown when the hiatus for the NieR Automata will end.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 10:30 AM

one piece ice

A new key visual came out for the One Piece on Ice ice show. We also now know what part of the series the ice show will cover, which is the Alabasta arc, as well as dates. You will be able to watch it in Yokohama during August 2023. After that, the show will be available in Nagoya in September 2023. [Thanks, Game Watch!]


The key visual shows Luffy on a pair of ice skates. Eiichiro Oda, who is both the creator and mangaka for One Piece, was the one who drew it. The One Piece on Ice ice show will adapt the "Episode of Alabasta," or One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta. This movie came out in 2007 and is essentially a re-telling of the Alabasta arc with a few differences. For example, Smoker, Tashigi, and Ace do not appear in the movie. This means that the three of them might not be part of the ice show.

In early March 2023, news came out of a figure-skating show based on the One Piece franchise. This is the very first time that there has been an ice show for it. That might be why the staff chose to adapt Alabasta, which was the first major story arc in the series. Time will tell if there will be future One Piece figure-skating shows adapting other arcs.

One Piece on Ice will be in Yokohama in August 2023 and then Nagoya in September 2023. More concrete dates and ticket prices will appear in the near future.

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Siliconera Monday, March 20, 2023 10:00 AM


The 3-Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi-sensei spin-off novel of Gintama will appear as an anime. You can watch the trailer for it on the Gintama YouTube channel. Those who watched the show might already be familiar with the characters and AU that Ginpachi-sensei is, since there were occasionally segments of it after the credits. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

The trailer for Ginpachi-sensei brings Gintoki and Ginpachi together in a short skit sequence. Tomokazu Sugita, who voiced Gintoki in Gintama, reprised his role for both. In classic Gintama fashion, the trailer parodies both Spy x Family and Jujutsu Kaisen due to their popularity and success. At the end, Gintoki expresses shock and disbelief that Ginpachi is going to be the one who becomes the protagonist of the new anime and not himself.

You can watch the trailer for the Gintama spin-off Ginpachi-sensei here:

The original 3-Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi-sensei debuted in 2006, and it ended in 2018. It features Ginpachi Sakata as a school teacher of the titular 3-Z class. Characters like the Yorozuya and Shinsengumi are members of the class, even though a good portion of them do not even look like high school students anymore.

3-Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi-sensei is in development. More information on it will come out some time in the near future.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 20, 2023 3:00 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, March 20, 2023 2:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set during the initial days of the Pokémon world when humans and Pokemon were at odds. This game occurs in the Pokemon world's Hisui region, later renamed the Sinnoh region. To complete Hisui's first Pokédex, which is used to learn about Pokémon, the player must catch every Pokemon in this region. […]

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     Hollywood has always been hit and miss when it comes to video game adaptations, but HBO's The Last of Us was definitely one huge hit. As it turns out, the show was so well-received that it managed to bump up interest in another adaptation of a PlayStation exclusive—Ghost of Tsushima. Talking to BroBible, John Wick […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, March 20, 2023 1:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus took place in the early days of the Pokémon universe when humans and Pokemon did not live in harmony. This game takes place in the Hisui region of the Pokemon world, which will eventually be renamed the Sinnoh region. The player must catch every Pokemon in this region to complete Hisui's first […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, March 20, 2023 12:00 PM
     Michael and his crew breach the FIB headquarters in Fireman costumes. The FIB was responsible for giving Michael his second chance at life after the events of North Yankton. More specifically, Dave Norton, a corrupt FIB Agent working under Steve Haines, put Michael under the FIB's witness protection program after he botched a deal with […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, March 20, 2023 11:00 AM
     In the early years of the Pokémon universe, when humans and Pokemon were in strife when Pokemon Legends: Arceus took place. This game is set in the Hisui region of the Pokemon universe, later renamed Sinnoh. To finish Hisui's first Pokédex, which is used to learn about Pokemon, the player must catch everyone in this […]

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, March 20, 2023 5:12 PM
     The Switch has done absurdly well for Nintendo. Although the hybrid console/handheld lacks the raw power of its rivals, it has sold over 120 million units, making it the second best-selling Nintendo device after the DS which sits at 154 million and the third best-selling console overall. And it doesn't seem to be slowing down very much. Over its lifespan, there have been dozens and dozens of exclusive games released for the Nintendo Switch, many of them coming directly from Nintendo itself. Its library is an extensive list brimming with quality exclusive games.

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, March 20, 2023 4:03 PM
     Where does the time go, folks? Another week has passed and that means there are more gaming headlines to talk about. Its been a reasonably quiet week but there are still a few things worth going over, including one sad news item.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 20, 2023 1:37 PM

Will be named the 'Sights, Sounds and Speed Update.'

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 20, 2023 1:23 PM

The 90-second trailer "pans through some of the diverse environments"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 20, 2023 1:13 PM

A new trailer detailing the character was also released.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 20, 2023 1:05 PM

Detailing Cal Kestis's story, the events to come, new characters, and more

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Level Up Monday, March 20, 2023 12:38 PM
     Cal Kestis' desperate fight against the Empire is the centerpiece of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Star…

Level Up Monday, March 20, 2023 11:00 AM
     Shortly after the launch of Sonic Frontiers late last year, Sega and Sonic Team <a…

Level Up Monday, March 20, 2023 10:54 AM
     Respawn Entertainment has opened its third studio.  The EA-owned developer announced this news today, stating…

Level Up Monday, March 20, 2023 10:15 AM
     From Software celebrated the one-year anniversary of Elden Ring last month and now, publisher Bandai…