Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:50 PM
The former U.S. president Donald Trump still walks free as of the time of writing. But certain AI-generated photos on Twitter tell a different story. These deepfakes depict a world where one of the most powerful white men in America can be treated like any other citizen, meaning actually be held accountable for his…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:45 PM
We're a few months away from Final Fantasy XVI's June 22 release date, and more details about the upcoming not-so-final fantasy-RPG keep tricking out. In addition to learning that the game is approximately 80 hours long, we've finally gotten a short-but-sweet glimpse of the cute wolf buddy kicking ass.
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:35 PM
As regulators approach their deadline to approve or reject Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, those for and against the mega merger are filing every last argument they can think of to try and sway the outcome. My favorite one yet involves Microsoft telling Sony to quit whining already and just…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:15 PM
Today, Electronic Arts and developer Dice announced plans to sunset a selection of older Battlefield games and Mirror's Edge later this month. Sadly, the list includes one of the best entries in the Battlefield franchise: Bad Company 2. And while you'll still be able to play it online until the end of this year, you…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:40 PM
Although Diablo IV's early access beta wrapped up on March 20, another one will run from March 24 through 26. This window gives you access to all five classes, two of which—the Druid and Necromancer—were initially unavailable. While none have anything in common, other than their propensity to kill evil shit, one thing…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:05 PM
This weekend, Twitch streamer and political commentator Hasan Piker was trying to adopt a new dog. While he visited three Los Angeles based shelters, he decided to donate a total of $25,000 to help cover the adoption fees for other prospective dog owners.
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:50 PM
The just-released Bayonetta prequel side-story, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, is actually really good, a return to form after the disappointment of Bayonetta 3, as I noted in my impressions yesterday. But apparently I was off base in positing that it was intended to placate lore-starved Bayonetta…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:30 PM
Modding, and by extension, modders, know no bounds. Whether it's fixing unattended-to-glitches in hit games, adding absurd new character models, or just offering a new take on beloved gameplay, mods are a great way to add new life to a game you already know very well. And if that game is Elden Ring, well today's…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:25 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:40 PM
When Overwatch 2 launched in October of last year, it was only natural that players stumbled into its new Push mode like ignorant babies in the dark. But y'all, we've had five months of pushing barricades across Toronto and Rome, and I need the rest of the Overwatch community to get off the goddamn robot when we're…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:35 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:40 AM
One of the stars of Destiny 2's new Lightfall expansion is Neomuna—a free roam patrol zone inside a dazzling futuristic city on Neptune. It starts out tough as nails due to a recent difficulty hike across Bungie's loot shooter, but there are plenty of fun collectibles to hunt and little secrets to uncover. In fact,…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:10 AM
Somewhere between agonizing over The Last of Us ending, which aired on HBO last week, for the second time in the game franchise's history and ideating a jacked Abby, fans stumbled upon Ellie actor Bella Ramsey's YouTube channel. Or should I say, as many others are saying, Ramsey's Christian YouTube channel, which is…
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:36 AM
As John Wick 4 hits screens this week—likely before kicking screens, then shooting them seven times, before sticking a sword in the screen's face—it seems an excellent time to consider which games can evoke a similar feeling of glorious mass slaughter.*
Kotaku Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:06 AM
The Sims 4 got a free baby update last week, and modders have already been working hard to provide players with even more options to perfect their ideal family. This includes beautiful babies. While I understand wanting to adjust the hair or eye color of a fake baby, a lot of mods go further than that. Kotaku readers,…
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:10 PM
This Genshin Impact solo Ganyu run of the new version 3.5 Spiral Abyss is about as impressive as they come. HoYoverse decided to give over two million HP to the final boss of the anime game's current abyss cycle, making it one of the biggest damage sponges we've ever seen in the endgame dungeon. But that didn't matter in the face of Ken Rurouni's Genshin Impact Ganyu build and player skill.
Continue reading Genshin Impact solo Ganyu beats Spiral Abyss's biggest damage spongeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:00 PM
The League of Legends patch notes for the 13.6 update are here, accompanied by new enchanter support Milio, as well as the absolutely gorgeous Faerie Court skins. Yuumi and Aurelion Sol take some (much-needed) nerfs, and there are a few changes to Ashe that make this MOBA player very happy.
Continue reading League of Legends patch notes – 13.6 update adds Milio, nerfs YuumiMORE FROM PCGAMESN: How much have I spent on League of Legends?, League of Legends patch 13.6, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:52 PM
It's no secret that the US timezone has it better when it comes to announcements about all of the best PC games. From Diablo to Starfield, League of Legends to CS:GO, we need a razor-sharp, UK-based evening news writer to pick up all of Stateside news. Sound like you? Then I suggest you keep reading.
Continue reading PCGamesN is hiring a new evening news writer, and it could be you
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:54 PM
What are the most useful CSGO console commands? Like with many of Valve's other games, CSGO utilises the power of the Source engine console to give you more options and better settings. It's just as crucial for improving at the game as knowing where to aim guns and grenades – plus, it can even make practising that much easier and more efficient.
We've got a list of all the best CSGO console commands in the free PC game and some recommendations on what you should change in your config files to give you the biggest advantage possible. With the number of CSGO ranks to progress towards, you're going to need to be prepared in every way to secure the win.
Continue reading CSGO console commands, launch options, and configsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Best free Steam games, Best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:42 PM
Sam Barlow, co-creator of Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Her Story, and Immortality, tells PCGamesN that a 3D, third-person story game he was formerly working on may in fact still be coming - and that it might take its cues from subverting genre tropes established by God of War, Uncharted, and The Last of Us.
Continue reading Silent Hill and Her Story dev's paused 3D game "may be unpaused"MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Silent Hill 2 system requirements, The best horror games, Silent Hill 2 remake trailer
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:37 PM
Surely the Counter-Strike 2 release date will be here soon. I mean, come on. First we had all those potential CSGO Source 2 updates in Steam. After that, Valve filed new trademarks for something called 'CS2.' And now, we've got a brand-new Counter-Strike logo, that seems to contain another cheeky hint for Counter-Strike 2. A new release of the flagship FPS game must be on its way.Best FPS games, Best free Steam games, Best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:13 PM
If you're already looking ahead to the Genshin Impact Kaveh banner release date, hopefully you won't have to wait much longer for the "Renowned Sumeru Architect", also known as the Light of Kshahrewar.
Kaveh is a four-star Claymore-wielding Dendro character in Genshin Impact and has been officially announced by Hoyoverse. Though we're not sure which Genshin Impact banner he'll appear on, he should be available in the next update. He's arriving alongside Baizhu as a new Genshin Impact character in one of the best free PC games.
Continue reading Genshin Impact Kaveh banner and abilitiesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:42 PM
The best Battlefield campaigns, Bad Company and Bad Company 2, will very shortly no longer be available to buy, alongside cult FPS game Mirror's Edge, as EA plans to delist the games from digital sale ahead of shuttering their online services later this year. Battlefield 1943 will also be pulled, meaning none of these classic shooters will be available any more on Steam, the Epic Games Store, or other respective digital platforms.
Continue reading Battlefield's best ever campaigns are being delisted by EA
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:02 PM
Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.
Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels, which is something you'll want to maximise your chances for with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date that just passed. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, or to Grandmaster difficulty when such strikes are available if you have a fireteam up to the task.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:54 PM
What are the best laptop games? PC gaming isn't always done at a desk, reclining languorously on an ergonomic leather throne, gazing upon a gaming monitor the size of your front window as hundreds of snazzy LEDs light up your peripheral vision. As anyone who has attended a LAN can attest, hauling your heavy box of tricks around is not for the faint of heart (or arm, or back) and so you might be feeling resigned to taking a break from gaming in the event life takes you on a trip away from home.
Continue reading Best laptop games 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Hearthstone decks, The best card games on PC, Free card games
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:15 PM
The best Destiny 2 Titan builds aren't only vital in creating an immovable object for your team, but if crafted correctly, these builds will allow you to turn defence into offence, becoming an unstoppable force in both PvE and PvP.
Our guide to the best Destiny 2 Titan builds highlights character strengths, addressing specifically what players need to succeed in PvP or PvE in the free PC game. Here are the best Destiny 2 Titan builds for PvP and PvE.
Continue reading Best Destiny 2 Titan builds for PvP and PvEMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:00 PM
What are the best WW2 games on PC? The most devastating conflict in our species' history of fighting over land and ideologies has been distilled into heroic charges, tense dogfights, epic digital wars, and savage battles many times over. The greatest generation deserves only the greatest games, and we've compiled a list of the top World War II games to play right now.
Whether you're looking for the grittiness of a beach landing, the strategy of battle planning, the thrill of an aerial dogfight, or intense camaraderie experienced by a band of brothers, there's bound to be World War 2 games that has something to offer you. It's the most prolifically covered topic in military history, and with each successive wave of interest, we get newer, punchier games that benefit from slick, modern design.
So from massive, free-to-play vehicular battlefields to complex war games, you're bound to find something below to keep you duking it out for countless hours in our round-up of the finest WWII games on PC. A lot of these offerings are also free PC games, so you've not got much to lose by giving them a try.
Continue reading The best WW2 games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Play War Thunder for free, Tank games, Best WW2 games
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:41 PM
If you're looking for the Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, you're in the right place. Set five years after the events of Fallen Order, Cal Kestis continues his fight against the Empire during one of the galaxy's darkest periods.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order saw Cal Kestis transition from a Padawan to a deadly Jedi Knight, but his dire situation has only gotten worse in the action-adventure game. The Empire's power continues to grow, pushing Cal to the edge of the galaxy where he faces a new set of problems. Here's everything you need to know about the Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, including speculation on the story, and what pre-order DLC you can pick up at launch.
Continue reading Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, story speculation, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Star Wars games, Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, Star Wars Jedi Survivor system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:16 PM
If you're looking for the Redfall release date, we have all the information you need. The co-op vampire shooter comes from developers Arkane, best known for building rich, very deliberate worlds, and weaving intricate stories around their fascinating creations. This time, instead of a space station, or the clockwork city of Dunwall, they've focused on a small tourist town in the eastern US.
There are vampires, sure. A sniper with an undead eye? Check. They even have a cryptozoologist, because why not. The cast of Redfall characters is varied enough, but how will this co-op game fare when compared to Arkane's other creations? Many have likened Redfall to co-op shooters like Left 4 Dead, although it's allegedly going to be more like Far Cry than the aforementioned zombie shooter. Whatever happens, Redfall is shaping up to be one of the best PC games this year, here's what we know about its release date, all the trailers, gameplay, and more.
Continue reading Redfall release date, trailers, gameplay, story, and newsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Redfall release date, Redfall open world more like Far Cry than L4D, The best co-op games on PC
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:17 PM
The creators of Darkest Dungeon 2, the upcoming roguelike which has so far seen significant success in early access on the Epic Games Store, will use a similar approach to DLC as its 2016 namesake, which Red Hook's co-founders and directors say will allow them to continue "making cool things," with plans for both free and paid Darkest Dungeon 2 updates set for the future.
Continue reading Darkest Dungeon 2 DLC will pay for devs to "keep making cool things"MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best tactical rpgs on PC, The best strategy games on PC, The best roguelike games on PC
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:43 AM
What are the best FPS games on PC? From the classic physics chaos of Half-Life 2 to Halo Infinite's beautifully rendered worlds, these are the finest FPS games. For more than two decades, FPS games have been the driving force of the PC games industry. They've let us travel from the depths of Hell in Doom to the outer reaches of space in Titanfall 2. Others have taken us on a detour through the likes of Half-Life 2's zombie-infested Ravenholm, while some have embraced futuristic cities.
Some of these games are old, others are new, and all are great. Wolfenstein 2's amazing campaign; Rainbow Six Siege's tight tactical multiplayer; Overwatch 2 and its vast array of amazing heroes. No matter what sort of virtual gunplay you're after, the following titles will satisfy your itchy trigger finger. So crack those knuckles, and get ready to make every shot count. These aren't only just the best FPS games, some of these entries are included in our best PC games too.
Continue reading The best FPS games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Titanfall 2 class guide, Titanfall 2 PC port review, Titanfall 2 campaign review
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:23 AM
The best Destiny 2 Hunter builds can turn you from a regular guardian to a golden-gun-toting, lightning-staff-wielding, shadow-bow-firing menace. The Hunter is one of the flashiest - and deadliest - classes you can go in Destiny 2, and here are the best builds you can craft.
Our Destiny 2 Hunter build guide takes a deep look at the numerous ways players can develop their characters, culminating in the most powerful builds possible in the free PC game. We've developed the strongest builds based on the tools we have at our disposal this season, perfect if you're going to take on the Iron Banner challenges. It also wouldn't hurt to have a look at the best PvP weapons you can equip right now.
Continue reading Best Destiny 2 Hunter builds for PvP and PvEMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:54 PM
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.
Continue reading What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:08 AM
Looking for the best open-world games on PC? From the early days of gaming, with Ultima and Lords of Midnight, open-world games have always been right at home on PC - indeed, those pesky consoles often couldn't handle it. Compare the ambitious early version of Halo to the final, more confined result, for example - and only the PC could hold sprawling regions in the very first Elder Scrolls games. Nevertheless, the leap into full 3D with Grand Theft Auto 3 and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind really brought the idea of open-world gaming to the masses.
These days, open-world games are their own genre separate from single-player MMOs. You can find accurate depictions of real-life cities or countries, huge fictional expanses with their own landmarks, complete worlds to check out - or even entire galaxies, depending on where you want to go on your next adventure. Not only are these the best open-world games, but a lot of them show up in our best PC games list, too.
Continue reading The best open-world games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best GTA 5 RP servers, GTA 6 release date speculation, GTA 5 system requirements
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:49 AM
Looking for information on the Elder Scrolls 6 release date? We finally have our first official look at the game courtesy of a short teaser trailer. The video opens with the classic musical motif from the series and a panning shot of some mountains before the logo appears, confirming that The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, at least.
We might have been spoilt by excellent games in the series already, but, frankly, we're ready to dive back into the Elder Scrolls universe - they're still some of the best PC games ever made, and it's likely that Elder Scrolls 6 will follow suit. Bethesda director Todd Howard says we'll be sinking our teeth in The Elder Scrolls 6's gameplay "for a decade at least". Here's everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6, from settings and gameplay features, to when we might be able to get our hands on it.
Continue reading The Elder Scrolls 6 release date speculation and rumoursMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Elder Scrolls 6 setting, Fallout 5 news
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:30 AM
The Destiny 2 season 20 release date has finally arrived, and now that the sun has finally set on the Season of the Seraph, players are still excited to dig into all the new adventures that season 20 will bring.
Destiny 2 season 20 launched at the same time as the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date and the Strand subclass, bringing players an abundance of content, while the Destiny 2 Lightfall raid release date will come a little later on. If the storyline so far has you wondering what Destiny 2 season 20 has in store for the free PC game, here's everything we know.
Continue reading Destiny 2 season 20 release date, story, raid, leaks, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:14 AM
Figuring out the best LoL champions for beginners is half the battle if you want to find success early in your League of Legends career. The Summoner's Rift map can be a daunting place for those starting out on their MOBA journey, especially when you find yourself dying over and over. With over 150 options to choose from, the sheer amount of playable champions can also feel overwhelming.
When you begin playing League of Legends, it's best to get a grip on the core concepts of the game before committing to a role, and ultimately, a champion. Playing through basic training will familiarise you with the broader concepts of the free PC game, such as minion waves, towers, skills, and items. We have a League of Legends beginners guide here for a full explanation of the game mechanics, then once you're armed with this knowledge, you'll be ready to start experimenting in the MOBA game. We've got the best LoL champions for each role below, followed by an explanation of exactly what champions actually are, and how roles work.
Continue reading The best LoL champions for beginners 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: How much have I spent on League of Legends?, League of Legends patch 13.6, League of Legends tier list
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:24 PM
Jake Solomon was a longtime designer and director at studio Firaxis, and he was pretty publicly the figurehead for big strategy games like XCOM 2 and Marvel's Midnight Suns. So last month, it was pretty big news to hear he was leaving Firaxis behind to chase a "new dream." At the time, it was unclear what that dream was, but thanks to a podcast interview with My Perfect Console (spotted and transcribed by VGC) we now have an idea of what Solomon will do next. It involves opening a new studio and working on strategy games, unlike the ones he made at Firaxis.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:43 AM
Remakes are all the rage these days. It feels like every classic from Resident Evil 4 to Final Fantasy 7 is getting a shiny facelift, reimagining the polygonal blocks from yesteryear and turning them into scarily realistic blockbusters. But, every so often I get an itch. An itch to go back in time to my low-detail-graphics childhood, sitting on the floor, looking up at a squared CRT. And that's what a good demake is for; specifically, the Dead Space Demake.
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These Mob Psycho 100 memes will blow your mind!
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:00 PM
Microsoft shared the list of games coming to the Xbox Game Pass library, and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the first among them. The version available is the Prince's Edition, which comes with all DLC. On the other hand, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will be one of the games leaving the catalog.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was originally released in 2018 as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The Prince's Edition includes the DLCs "The Lair of the Lost Lord" and "The Tale of a Timeless Tome," which expands on the game's lore and adds new characters and locations.
Below is the full list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass between March 21, 2023, and April 12, 2023:
As for the games that will be leaving the service on March 31, 2023, are as follows:
Among the most notable games leaving the Xbox Game Pass lineup is Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. This fighting game features many characters from the Power Rangers franchise, including ones that appeared in many of the live-action series, the 2017 movie, and the 2018 "Shattered Grid" comic book. Even adapted versions of Ryu and Chun Li from Street Fighter appeared as guest characters.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - The Prince's Edition is available on the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. It is also already available for download via an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
The post Ni no Kuni II Joins Xbox Game Pass, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Goes appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:00 PM
A teaser site for Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Bouquet of Brilliance (or YuYuYui) has gone live. This is a PS4 and Nintendo Switch version of the mobage of the same name, which ended service in 2022. Aside from all of the content that had been on the mobile game, the console version of Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Bouquet of Brilliance will have some new scenarios and illustrations. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Bouquet of Brilliance closed down on October 28, 2022 after around five years and a half of service. In that amount of time, it has accumulated so much content that to pen it all down on paper would fill up over thirty light novel volumes. All of that content will be available in the console version of Bouquet of Brilliance, along with some new stories. There will be eight chapters in total, with both stories original to the game and from the source. It will be fully voiced as well.
There will be a total of 31 characters. Each character has their own unique ability and element. Combat in the game is very similar to tower defense, since you have to prevent Vertexes from reaching a Shinju. In order to do so, you can move your heroes around on the field. You'll have to think about your characters' elements, abilities, and attack ranges in order to come up with the optimal strategies.
The console port of Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Bouquet of Brilliance will come out for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. More information on its release date will appear in the near future.
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:00 PM
The Wii U eShop is about to meet its end and shut down soon, just like the Nintendo 3DS eShop, with it closing on March 27, 2023 and cutting off access to buy games. This is something of a tricky situation for folks! Some notable games are honestly cheaper physically, such as Star Fox Zero and Guard. A lot of other "must-haves" went from exclusives to… not, like Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Still, there are some major and notable games worth getting and playing, and these are our recommendations.
The Heavy Hitter Exclusives
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
As you'd expect from an HD remaster, it looks better. Nintendo adjusted the lighting, it runs in 1080p, and features 30fps. However, it also involved the company making adjustments to fine-tune it. There's a new control scheme, as you might expect from the GamePad. There are fewer Tears of Light to hunt down, you immediately get access to Hero Mode, you can use amiibo to get extra items or unlock the Cave of Shadows dungeon, and there are Miiverse stamps… oh. Oh right, Miiverse is dead.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
So, this is an HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! It's as comprehensive and enjoyable as ever. In addition to being a 1080p version of the game with better lighting, there are also new UI elements involving the GamePad, the ability to use motion controls with the GamePad gyroscope, and gameplay adjustments like faster travel with the Swift Sail. It also featured Miiverse compatibility, but… that's gone now.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Xenoblade Chronicles X is a fantastic game that focuses a bit more on exploration than storytelling than Xenoblade Chronicles 1-3, though keep in mind there's still an interesting tale and fascinating lore here. As part of an Earthlife Colonization Project, countries sent out ark spaceships to try and escape the war and find a new home. The American's White Whale is shot down and crash lands on the planet Mira. Players are one of the humans who was in stasis on board and, upon being awoken, joins Elma, Lin, and Gwin as BLADE members in New Los Angeles trying to help recover after the crash, find more people and remnants, and deal with things to come.
The Overlooked Wii U eShop Gems
Affordable Space Adventures
Affordable Space Adventures is one of the rare examples of a Wii U eShop exclusive from a third-party that will be lost forever upon Nintendo closing things up. It is a puzzle game you go through alone or with friends as you attempt to get the Small Craft spaceship you took your "vacation" on off of a planet after being stranded. It's especially good with other people!
Nintendo named 2013 The Year of Luigi, and Dr. Luigi was one of the results of that! It's Dr. Mario, only with L-shaped pills in some of its four modes. Though some of the other modes are identical to past games. It's a Wii U eShop exclusive that will be gone forever after the storefront's closing, so it's something you may want to get for posterity.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, like Kirby: Canvas Curse before it, involves indirectly controlling Kirby. You draw lines, in this case on the GamePad, to get him through levels. You can get it physically, but if you're having trouble finding a disc and want a fun platformer spin-off, this is worth grabbing. It can feel more like a puzzle game at times, what with being limited by available ink.
NES Remix and NES Remix 2
NES Remix and NES Remix 2 are both fantastic, bite-sized minigame collections on the Wii U eShop featuring NES games. The first featured challenges from games like Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Super Mario Bros, and The Legend of Zelda. The sequel brought in even more games, like Dr. Mario, Kid Icarus, Kirby's Adventure, Metroid, Punch-Out, Super Mario Bros 3 and Zelda II. You can get them on a disc as the NES Remix Pack, but if you're having trouble finding that or already own one and just want the other, grab them now!
Pokemon Rumble U
Remember Pokemon Rumble games? It's been a while since Pokemon Rumble Rush in 2019, and that was a mobile game anyways, so you're forgiven if you don't! The Wii U entry was the amiibo game before amiibo even existed, as you would use NFC figures to play if you wanted. Rather than Pokemon, you fight with and against Toy Pokemon. It's an action game, and up to four people can also face off. As in typical Pokemon games, you can befriend and find new allies by defeating them in battle. It's not the best installment, but we shouldn't forget this Wii U eShop exclusive before the store's closing.
What do you think are the best Wii U eShop games? What other gems did we miss? Let us know in the comments.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:30 PM
Takara Tomy Arts announced the release of a new line of capsule toys in Japan, in the form of a new painted Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Disk ring. This new line includes a Duel Disk from each of the eight Yu-Gi-Oh series. The painted Duel Disk rings are scheduled to release on late March 2023. Each capsule toy will cost 300 JPY (or roughly $2 USD). [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The lineup for this new line of capsule toys consists of a total of eight differentmodels, ranging from the first Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters series to Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush!!. That is the latest series, which premiered in April 2022. In October 2021, Takara Tomy released a similar line of Duel Disk rings capsule toys with a metallic finish. The old lineup included only seven rings.
The rings are made of zinc alloy, and their dimensions are roughly 38 to 52 millimeters in radius. Thanks to the new colored paint finish, it is easy to distinguish which series each ring belongs to.
You can check out the new line of Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Disk ring in more detail in the gallery below.
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The new painted Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Disk ring capsule toys will release in Japan on late March 2023. Each toy will cost 300 JPY (~$2 USD).
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:00 PM
Bandai Namco confirmed that Cell Max will be coming to Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 in the next free update on March 23, 2023. This giant enemy from the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will appear as a new Raid Boss. Furthermore, the company shared previews of the new downloadable content coming to the game that same day.
Check out the new preview of Cell Max in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 below:
As you can see in the video, Cell Max will be an exponentially large opponent and it will be possible to fight against him between multiple players. As in the movie, a new Awoken Skill: Beast will be available to defeat him. The apparition of Cell Max in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 was previously teased during the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2023.
In addition, the Cell Max suit will be available for avatars after the update. This free update will also bring 7 new variations for the CC Mascots, 51 new illustrations for the loading screens, 5 super souls, and 3 raid quests.
Also confirmed was the inclusion of Piccolo (Power Awakening) as the second playable character in the Hero of Justice Pack 2 DLC. Hero of Justice Pack 1 was previously released on November 10, 2022, and included the Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 suits, along with a new version of Gohan as a playable character.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The new free update and add-on will arrive on all platforms on March 23, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:30 PM
People won't get to start a new life in the next Story of Seasons game until June 2023. However, XSEED shared an additional trailer before then to help people prepare. There's a new Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life trailer, as well as a picture of the Mukumuku yeti costume people can get for pre-ordering or buying a copy at launch.
Mukumuku should be a familiar face to returning Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life players, as the yeti showed up in the GameCube and PS2 versions of the game. People can meet the legendary creature by heading to the Goddess Pond in winter. If someone buys the game before July 5, 2023, they get the outfit for their avatar. The promotional image shows it on both a male and female avatar.
As for the Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life gameplay trailer, it focuses on actions on the farm in Forgotten Valley. We first see the town in spring, with the player character tending to some crops. After that, we get to see the avatar caring for a cow. From there, the video shows some of the townsfolk and sprites people will interact with.
At the 30 second mark, it shows how gameplay changes when the seasons change. From there, it looks at what summer, fall, and winter is like around the town.
The Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life release date for North America and Europe is June 27, 2023. It launched in Japan on January 26, 2023. It will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:00 PM
Square Enix released a new Final Fantasy XVI gameplay video through the official Japanese Twitter account introducing Torgal. Torgal is a wolf that Clive and his brother Joshua adopted as a cub when they were kids. He is Clive's loyal partner, and he can stand his ground in combat, proving a useful ally that can attack, extend combos, launch enemies, or even heal Clive.
You can check out Torgal in action here:
Torgal is a special AI party member called a "Buddy." He acts different from other party members that Clive will encounter, as he can receive a few set commands. These commands are Sic, Heal, and Ravage. Torgal will attack by biting the enemy when commanding him to Sic. Meanwhile, using Ravage can lead to a launcher for an extended air combo.
When combining these commands with Clive's abilities, special combinations can be activated. As seen in the video, Clive launches a Fira spell and immediately after uses the Sic command. This makes Torgal lunge forward and perform a spinning aerial attack. After Clive follows-up by launching the enemy into the ground, he commands Torgal to Ravage, which leads to him performing a combo finisher and eliminating the enemy.
The particular combinations that appear on screen during this Final Fantasy XVI gameplay video are "Precision Sic" and "Punishing Sic." Their activation is indicated by a sound stinger and Torgal's icon in the bottom left of the UI lighting up.
Final Fantasy XVI is in development for the PlayStation 5, and it will launch first for PS5 on June 22, 2023. After an exclusivity period of six months, the game could release on other platforms.
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:30 PM
While Tekken 8 doesn't have a release date yet, Bandai Namco continues to share new trailers. This time, it's a glimpse at two more returning cast members. The latest Tekken 8 video stars Lars Alexandersson, while also happening to confirm what Jack looks like in this entry too.
Lars is another member of the Mishima family, as Heihachi is his father and Kazuya is his half-brother. He first showed up in Tekken 6, and returned in games like Tekken 7 and Street Fighter x Tekken. In his new trailer, he's referred to as "The Lion of the Rebellion." As the focus of the video is on him, Jack mainly stands there to take his attacks so people can get a better idea of what his Tekken 8 moveset will look like.
As usual, here's the list of all the Tekken 8 character trailers Bandai Namco shared showing off the cast:
In addition to Jack showing up in the Lars Alexandersson Tekken 8 trailer, confirming his reappearance, we also know Jun Kazama will be back.
Tekken 8 is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. There's still no exact release window for the game yet.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:00 PM
During the March 2023 Capcom Spotlight, the company announced it would share free episodes of the Mega Man NT Warrior anime based on the Mega Man Battle Network games. Now, it started a marathon of those episodes on Twitch. It will run March 21, 2023 until March 24, 2023. After the Twitch marathon is over, they will then appear on YouTube for an undisclosed, limited time.
The presentation will kick off at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm CET. On each day this week, there will be episodes shown from 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm CET until 7pm PT/10pm ET/3am CET. The presentation will only involve the EXE and Axess episodes. That means people get to see the first two seasons of the Mega Man NT Warrior anime for free.
This is one of many ways Capcom is promoting the upcoming rerelease of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. The manga is coming back in Japan. There's also new art celebrating this spin-off series. Recurring Mega Man artist Keisuke Mizuno, who also worked on games in this series, contributed new art of Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:30 AM
Tchia is a freeform sort of open-world game, which means it can sometimes be difficult to find where you're supposed to go next. For example, after heading to the city in chapter two, you'll be told to go to the campfire to rest after trying to meet Meavora. In case you're having trouble finding it, here's where the campfire near Aemoon is in Tchia.
The campfire you want to use in Tchia is on the shoreline southeast of Aemoon, nearly outside of the city. Head directly south from the secretary and office, until you hit the park. Then, turn left and head straight ahead, as though you're going toward Xupi Macii on the map. Walk south along the shoreline and you'll happen upon the campfire.
As a reminder, while at a campfire in Tchia a player can do multiple things. Someone can change her outfit. This involves her clothing, hairstyle face paint, and accessories. They can play her ukelele. You can sleep to advance time. It is also possible to eat to restore Tchia's strength.
After resting at the campfire near Aemoon, you'll learn about the Soul Throw mechanic, the story will advance, and the game will automatically send you toward Tchia's next destination.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:00 AM
HoYoVerse releases a Collected Miscellany gameplay video for each new Genshin Impact character, and Mika is the latest entry. The new Cryo four-star is permanently joining the cast with the Ayaka and Shenhe banners on March 21, 2023. Now Dainsleif returns to narrate a guide showing exactly what the polearm user is capable of.
The trailer begins with a brief introduction explaining how the Knights of Favonius benefits from having a navigator and mapmaker like Mika around. There's also a brief dig at Klee and her destructive tendencies. It also notes that his Utility Passive ties into that by marking Mondstadt resources on the map with Demarcation.
After that, the Genshin Impact Mika Collected Miscellany focuses on gameplay. It shows how his normal attacks rely on both his spear and the crossbow he carries. His charged attack is a lunging one. His Elemental Skill is Starfrost Swirl, which deals Cryo damage and also boosts everyone's attack speed briefly. The Elemental Burst is Skyfeather Song, which regenerates health for allies based on Mika's max health.
As a reminder, Mika is a focus unit on the Ayaka and Shenhe banner in Genshin Impact until April 11, 2023. After that, he'll join the general pool of characters and be available at all times.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices.
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Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:30 AM
In chapter two of Tchia, players will learn about the Soul Melody feature after taking part in the Rock Balancing minigame with Tre. However, the game doesn't teach you how to access her ukulele or begin playing instruments. It isn't like you can open her backpack and select the instrument. So you don't need to check menus, here's how it works.
When standing around, press right on the controller's directional pad. This will bring up the Soul Melody feature in Tchia, as well as show you the ones you learned so far. Taking part in that first minigame with Tre will net you four songs of the 14 Tchia can eventually learn. You'll pick up Time: Dawn, Time: Noon, Time: Dusk, and Time: Midnight.
The first Soul Melody you'll need to play in Tchia is Time: Midnight. The earlier rhythm minigame introduced you how playing a ukulele works. Hold the left analog stick in the direction of the correct note, then press X on your controller to play it. To play Time: Midnight, you will need to hit B, E, E, D.
Siliconera Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Kodansha will launch a US-exclusive manga distribution called K Manga in May 2023. K Manga users will be able to have early exclusive access to new chapters, as well as read manga from the company's current catalog. The official launch date of the app will be May 10, 2023. As for the website launch, more information on that date will appear later.
There will be a total of four hundred titles available when K Manga launches. 70 of these titles will be ongoing ones. It will be a paid service, but users will be able to read certain manga series for free. There is a limit on how much you can read per day, though. Some manga series that will be readily available on the service include BLUELOCK, Rent-A-Girlfriend, The Seven Deadly Sin: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, and Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro.
Since this is Kodansha's official app, it will obviously use the official Kodansha translations. It appears that it will be an in-house project as well. Kodansha's editorial team, which is also in charge of editing and producing the manga series the company has licensed, is the one that will manage K Manga.
The K Manga app will launch on May 10, 2023.
Gamer Empire Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:59 PM
Being a farmer in Rust can be a very attractive way to play the game, but it has a lot of learning steps. One of the first problems you are likely to bump into is the need for water from the plants. There is no clear explanation on how to give them water, and it isn't like it rains too often in this game. Recommended Read: How to Remove Your Own Walls in Rust The most obvious choice would be to fill something with water and just pour the water onto the plants. There are two ways to water your […]
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:00 PM
Mantic Games Announces Launch of Dungeon Saga Origins' 'Legendary Edition' and Releases Gameplay Video
Mantic Games, the renowned publisher of tabletop games, has announced the launch of Dungeon Saga Origins' 'Legendary Edition' on the 30th of March 2023. Dungeon Saga Origins is a highly anticipated dungeon crawler that combines classic fantasy nostalgia with a modern ruleset. This is an entry point for the Dungeon Saga series and is expected …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:00 PM
Chaosium Announces April Release of Basic Roleplaying: The Universal Game Engine under Open RPG Creative License
Chaosium, the company behind the popular tabletop roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu, has announced the upcoming release of Basic Roleplaying: The Universal Game Engine. This release marks an update to the core BRP system, which has been praised for its intuitive and accessible mechanics. Basic Roleplaying: The Universal Game Engine contains all the essential rules …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:00 PM
Celtic Adventure for DnD 5e: Vagabond's Guide to Dalriada Fully Funded on Kickstarter in Just 28 Minutes
Penny Dragon Games has launched a new project on Kickstarter, and it's already been fully funded in just 28 minutes. The Vagabond's Guide to Dalriada is a Celtic-inspired setting book for the popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. The book features over 300 pages of new monsters, subclasses, magic items, spells, deities, locations, …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Games Workshop has announced the latest addition to the Arks of Omen series with Commander Farsight taking center stage in a new narrative release for Warhammer 40,000. The fourth chapter in the Arks of Omen series, Farsight's story will see him attempt to end the War of Dakka once and for all. However, his plans …
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:00 PM
If you're searching for the latest Roblox Chainsaw Man Devil's Heart codes, look no further! We've compiled a comprehensive list of all the active and valid codes that can be redeemed for free rewards and items in this popular Roblox game. Don't miss out on these amazing opportunities to enhance your gameplay experience. Roblox Chainsaw Man […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:00 PM
Roblox Mage Tycoon is a popular tycoon-style game on the Roblox platform where players can build and manage their own magical kingdoms. In the game, players can use their resources to build structures such as castles, towers, and temples, hire mages to defend their kingdom, and research new magical spells to gain an advantage over other players. The ultimate goal of Roblox Mage Tycoon is to […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:27 PM
It's been a while since we got an update on Netflix's upcoming Gears of War movie, but the project has just nabbed one major role—and that's the screenwriter. According to a press release (via Gizmodo), it has been revealed that Dune and Passengers writer Jon Spaihts has signed on to write the script for Netflix's […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:16 PM
Marvel's Midnight Suns has been slowly going through its revealed DLC heroes. After Deadpool and Venom, the latest reveal introduces another Spider-Man villain in the form of Morbius, the Living Vampire. Check him out: Here's the official description for the DLC: Dr. Michael Morbius is here and he's ready to help stop the vampyre threat. […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:05 PM
So far Tekken 8 has been revealing classic returning characters including Nina, Jin, Kazuya, Paul, and King, but the latest character reveal gives us a popular character that was introduced in Tekken 6. Check out the gameplay for Lars Alexandersson: It's time to set aside old grudges for the greater good. Lars springs into action […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:00 PM
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set when humans and Pokemon were at odds in the early days of the Pokémon universe. This game is set in the Hisui area of the Pokemon world, which was eventually renamed the Sinnoh region. The player must capture every Pokemon in this region to complete Hisui's first Pokédex, which is […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:00 PM
When humans and Pokémon did not coexist peacefully, the events of Pokemon Legends: Arceus took place in the early years of the Pokemon universe. The region of the Pokemon universe where this game is set, Hisui, will later be changed to Sinnoh. To finish Hisui's first Pokédex, which is used to learn about Pokémon, the […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Get a headstart on the Attacking team with simple yet effective Recon Dart Lineups. Sova was once the pinnacle of the Initiator class, topping win rate and pick rate charts in both Matchmaking and pro-play. While the introduction of newer Initiators has since dwindled the hunter's numbers, he remains a viable pick on most maps […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:00 AM
The Apex Legends Mobile team extends their thanks to loyal fans. It feels like it was just yesterday when everybody celebrated the New Year. Still, we're already two months into 2023, so Apex Legends Mobile fans will only have March and April left to play Apex Legends Mobile on their mobile devices. As a thank […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:37 PM
A similar trailer for the character King was recently revealed.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, March 21, 2023 4:14 PM
The game will receive physical editions for consoles on June 9 in Europe and June 20 in North America.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:42 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:25 PM
Some players have concerns about the safety and security of playing poker video games online. With stories of hackers, scams, and rigged games, it's understandable that players may hesitate to trust online poker sites. In this article, we'll take a comprehensive look at online poker security and determine whether it is safe to play online. […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:14 PM
Focus Entertainment has announced that the upcoming strategy game Aliens:Dark Descent