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Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 3:45 PM

Dumpster divers find all kinds of things in the trash. From a full pallet of cold brew coffee to hundreds of metal tins for Yu-Gi-Oh cards, there's no shortage of cool stuff buried in the heaps of garbage you'll likely find in the bin. But while some of it may be useless, redditor Rydirp7 took the saying "one man's…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 3:40 PM

Bungie is cracking down on Destiny 2 players using third-party peripherals to cheat in the game's competitive and cooperative modes.


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 2:40 PM

The ongoing saga surrounding the upcoming RPG Dark and Darker continues, as developer Ironmace has turned to torrents for playtesting after being delisted from Steam.


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 1:35 PM

The first episode of the new Pokémon anime aired in Japan today, and fans got their first look at a never-before-seen Pokémon. While it's not the first time that the anime debuted a Pokémon before the games do, it's a pleasant surprise when these rare occurrences do happen. We don't yet have a name for this…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 1:27 PM

The new generation of Pokémon TCG cards, Scarlet & Violet's base set, has been out for two weeks, giving everyone a chance to get to grips with the new "ex" meta, and allowing time for the resale markets to calm themselves down. With the live game making its official rotation to the new era today (in time for April 14…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 1:18 PM

Between March's gameplay deep-dive and April's meaty launch trailer, we know way more about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom than we did at the start of the year. Even now, however, we're continuing to get new information, like where Link starts the game and a possible first look at how deep underground he'll…


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Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 12:46 PM

On Thursday, the official Naruto website posted the results for Naruto99, its first popularity poll in the last 11 years. Although Sakura Haruno, the punching bag within the Naruto fandom, didn't win Naruto99, she surprised both the creator and fans alike by getting more than double Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha's…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 10:39 AM

Matt Mercer, star of the Dungeons & Dragons show Critical Role and the voice behind dozens of animated and video game characters, officially confirmed his biggest gig yet: voicing hot Ganon in The Legend of Zelda: The Tears of the Kingdom.


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 10:33 AM

The Samurai are a popular historical group in the world of video games. With their Bushidō code, which emphasizes honor and loyalty, along with sharp blades, these iron-clad warriors make for perfect in-game characters to base entire settings around. And with Team Ninja's Rise of the Ronin coming next year and Ubisoft…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 10:00 AM

Love them or hate them, boss fights are a staple of video games. Some function as skill checks, others can deliver big, thematic moments at the end of a long journey. Then there are the bad ones. The buzzkills. Hyped encounters that just fizzle out into nothing, or make you want to hurl your controller into a wall and…


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 9:40 AM

The writer O. Henry is alleged to have said of New York City, "It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." I have a very similar feeling about Minecraft Legends. Its mix of real-time strategy and third-person action seems like it could be a splendid game, should Mojang ever get around to completing it.


Kotaku Friday, April 14, 2023 9:30 AM

Resident Evil pretty boy Leon Scott Kennedy is arguably Italian-American, something around 5'10", says admirably stupid things, and I, like many people, was endeared to him by the recent Resident Evil 4 remake.


PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 3:50 PM
     Project Mugetsu codes April 2023

Want all the new Project Mugetsu codes? The anime combat game has taken Roblox by storm as of late, and we have active PM codes here that will give you the edge against your opponents, with many gifts including XP boosts and spins on the wheel.

Creating a new character in the free PC game can be tough; having to fight Hollow to level up can be a grinding process, so having a bunch of gifts waiting for you as you begin your journey will make the Bleach-adjacent Roblox anime brawler a much more enjoyable experience. Below you'll find all of the latest PM codes, including the rewards you'll get for redeeming each.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 3:39 PM
     Punch Wall codes April 2023

Want all the new Punch Wall codes? The hit Roblox game tasks you with destroying a series of walls in order to reach a trophy, with the catch being that each additional wall in your path has increased health, making it that much tougher to take down. Training is key here, as spending time in your base and wailing on the punch bags will increase the damage you inflict with each strike.

The free PC game has a gacha-style pet system, and you can trade all of your 'win' trophies for a chance at some interesting companions. Friendship isn't the only thing gained by risking your trophies; each pet offers you an increase in your training, so if you manage to pull a rare beast in the Roblox game, you'll be blasting those walls in no time. Luckily for you, there are several Punch Wall Simulator codes you can enter to bag yourself some free gifts - including pets. Here are all the currently active Punch Wall Simulator codes.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 3:09 PM
     This Destiny 2 Vexcalibur display piece is a must-have for collectors

A Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Exotic glaive display piece is on sale in the Bungie Store, available only to players who have completed a secret Destiny 2 quest called The Variable to earn the weapon in the popular FPS game. The glaive is the first in Bungie's Armory Series of limited-run collector's memorabilia, in which Bungie will develop custom crafted pieces for some of the game's most popular items made exclusively for the most dedicated of Guardians.


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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 3:01 PM
     Shinobi Life 2 codes April 2023

What are the new Shinobi Life 2 codes? Shinobi Life 2, which was formerly known as Shindo Life, is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for RellCoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone for good. We'll also explain how to redeem Shinobi Life 2 codes (spoiler: it's a whole lot like redeeming Shindo Life codes), when you can expect new codes to arrive, and the platforms where they're most likely to drop. If you're in the market for further Roblox freebies, we also keep a regularly updated list of Roblox promo codes for some of the best Roblox games in 2023.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 1:30 PM
     Blizzard adds another WoW Dragonflight affix to its nerf pile

If you thought the changes to World of Warcraft Dragonflight's Explosive affix were good, then my friend I have some even better news for you. Blizzard has taken aim at the MMORPG's Raging affix to ensure it's in a good state for WoW Dragonflight patch 10.1.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 12:29 PM
     Genshin Impact 3.7 release date, new characters, and more

Want to know the Genshin Impact 3.7 release date? Even though the 3.6 update has only just graced our screens, it's time to gather more information about the banners and events ahead.

The Genshin Impact 3.6 update has started off strong with banner reruns of Nahida and Nilou, two excellent characters that have earned high spots on our Genshin Impact tier list. The second half of the update includes two new characters, Baizhu and Kaveh, though we don't know how good they are just yet. In comparison, Genshin Impact 3.7 release date looks to have fewer new features than 3.6 so far. One reason for this may be because of the rumours of a new region and map coming to the free PC game, as well as the introduction of the Hydro Archon lurking around the web, so we may not need to wait all that much longer for the Genshin Impact 4.0 release date.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 12:27 PM
     How to download Minecraft

Need to know how to download Minecraft? If you're here, you're taking your first step in a journey that'll lead you towards one of the most beautiful and innovative games ever created. Thankfully, we're here to get you further along that path, with step by step guidance on how to download the sandbox game, including its different versions, from every available source.

From its beautifully ethereal soundtrack, to fighting off Creepers, and the therapeutic feeling of mining away underground, it's easy to see how Minecraft became one of the best PC games of all time. Luckily, it's relatively simple to buy, download, and install Minecraft through Microsoft, and you can download it for free with Game Pass, and with different versions available to buy and download, it can be hard to know where to start. We cover all of that and more in the following guide to how to download Minecraft on PC.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 12:10 PM
     Valheim dev teases vehicle mechanics for Viking survival game

A new Valheim update from the game's lead artist teases off some very exciting potential additions to the Viking co-op survival game. Robin 'Grimmcore' Eyre shows off some mechanical components including gears and wheels that, if integrated, could open up the potential for Valheim vehicles or perhaps even other systems such as drawbridges in a future update.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 11:51 AM
     Valorant characters: all Valorant agents and abilities

Keen to get to know the Valorant characters better? With so many agents to choose from, knowing which agent to select and how to best utilise their skills in-game can be challenging. Riot continues to add new agents with every other Valorant act, too, tempting players to mix things up, but thoroughly understanding the mechanics behind purchasing and equipping the right set of abilities is essential if you want to the upper hand in Riot's multiplayer game.

Selecting the most suitable combination of abilities can be tricky with such an expansive pool of Valorant agents, each with a unique set of skills. Fret not, though, as we dive deep into each agent - including Gekko, the latest addition - and their abilities to give you the knowledge you need to dominate your opponents. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this guide to all current Valorant characters should help you get started in one of the best PC games of 2023.


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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 11:34 AM
     Genshin Impact Sorush gadget can help you take amazing screenshots

The new Genshin Impact Sorush gadget has special abilities that allow you to take some amazing screenshots. Sorush is a new gadget companion, added to the anime game in the version 3.6 update. She gets introduced as part of the main world quest for the Girdle of the Sands - the new area found northwest of the Desert of Hadramaveth in the Sumeru desert.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 11:30 AM
     System Shock isn't out, but you can already buy it at a nice discount

Without the original System Shock, and to a greater extent, System Shock 2, there would be no BioShock. In fact, as immersive sims like Dishonored, Prey, and the latter-day Deus Ex games go, they each owe a debt of inspiration to LookingGlass's 1994 original. While the System Shock remake from Nightdive has been briefly delayed, the upcoming FPS game is nevertheless already on sale at a solid discount, as the studio that remastered Quake, Doom 64, Turok, and Blood heads towards launch day.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 11:22 AM
     Genshin Impact maintenance time and rewards

Want to know about the Genshin Impact maintenance schedule? Before every major Genshin Impact update, Hoyoverse takes the popular anime game down for maintenance, which tends to last a few hours while the team applies all of the new content.

These major patches bring everything from new Genshin Impact bannersGenshin Impact events, and even completely new regions, such as Inazuma or Sumeru to one of the best PC games in the last few years. Just like some of the best new MMOs, the Genshin Impact maintenance period happens at the same time for everyone across the globe. We'll keep this guide updated with the latest information on any planned maintenance, as well as when we expect the game servers to come back online.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 11:00 AM
     The best 12 Minecraft shaders 2023

Want the very best Minecraft shaders? With shaders, you can instantly level up the look of your Minecraft world - even without a fancy schmancy RTX graphics card. But with so many downloadable mods for the sandbox game, if you're unsure, let's start with what Minecraft shaders are.

One of the best PC games of all time and the ongoing king of sandbox games, Minecraft has incredible replayability, keeping fans and newbies coming to the game time after time. While the vanilla game gets regular updates, with the Minecraft 1.20 release date coming later this year, Minecraft mods, texture packs, resource packs, and shaders can completely reinvent the game, affecting its overall look. For example, mods can completely alter gameplay, and Minecraft texture packs and resource packs change the appearance of existing blocks and add new blocks, respectively. Meanwhile, shader packs give you the same game with fancier graphics and effects.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:47 AM
     Best Steam Deck dock 2023

The best Steam Deck dock can transform the handheld into a hybrid gaming PC, whether you're looking for a desktop replacement, a console alternative, or just a fancy way to charge your device in style. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there that play nice with the portable powerhouse, and they come with everything you need to hook up a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and more to the handheld PC.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:34 AM
     Minecraft enchantments guide: how to use your enchanting table

Looking for the best Minecraft enchantments? There are a lot of enchantments to get to grips with in the sandbox game, they're expensive, and some are better than others, so it's worth knowing which to prioritise as you start out your survival journey.

While Minecraft Netherite tools, and the very best armour go some way to protect you in the survival game, enchantments level up your gear in a number of ways. Minecraft enchantments are added to your items using an enchanting table or an anvil, but involve some level of luck as there's no way of knowing what the enchanting table will offer up. There are certain ways of obtaining the best enchantments in your first few Minecraft days though, and obtaining them in the right order can make all the difference.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:22 AM
     The Last of Us Part 1 first-person mod looks amazing and brutal

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part 1 PC launch may have been marred by bugs, glitches, and performance issues, but there's no doubt that, when it's running well, the survival horror game is among the best PlayStation exclusives - perhaps even the best games period - that you can play on PC right now. But what if you could see that gorgeous, grim world from a whole new perspective? Thanks to an upcoming The Last of Us Part 1 FPS mod, you'll soon be able to do just that.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:13 AM
     The 13 best hacking games on PC 2023

Looking for a list of the best hacking games on PC? Game developers have long valued the 'hacker ethic' — the will and skill to grab a game by the scruff of its code, rip it apart, and put the pieces together in a new way. Id Software prioritized the nascent modding community when they were creating Doom, Valve courted it from Half-Life onward and the entirety of the MOBA genre stems from folks futzing with Warcraft III.

Of course, most players are just that: players. We see numbers and letters in a line of code; not meaning. But, there's a lineage of games that have sought to deliver the fantasy of being in complete command of a computer's functions; of using that control to wreak destruction - or to avert it. This list includes some of the best PC games, either entirely about hacking, or featuring the skill as a heavy component, whether part of the sci-fi world of a multitude of space games, encouraging team work in one of the best co-op games, or of course putting you in the hacker's seat of an RPG game, so there's something for everyone in our list of the best hacking games in 2023.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:12 AM
     Resident Evil 4 hides a secret trick for making millions in cash

You've limped your way to the castle. Resident Evil 4 Remake is punishing you, hard. But with your eye on that final Red 9 upgrade, you're finally ready to turn the tide. And then disaster - you're out of money. Proceeding through the Capcom horror game, you watch helplessly as Leon Kennedy is battered to bits by cultists. If only there were another way, a secret method to get the best Resident Evil 4 Remake weapons, upgrades, and kit without having to scrounge for pesetas.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:09 AM
     Half-Life 2 is getting an Nvidia RTX Remix path tracing revamp

Looks like Half-life 2 Remastered could soon be a thing, as a modder is using Nvidia RTX Remix to add path tracing to Valve's classic FPS game. Yes, we're well aware that you'd rather play Half-Life 3, but the glow-up knocks years off of the 90s shooter's actual age, and it'll give your modern-day graphics card a challenge.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 9:53 AM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes list and how to cook them

Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes are crucial to success in the life sim as you'll need to cook up some tasty grub to earn Dreamlight, make friends, and keep your stamina up. There are over 170 recipes to discover after the Pride of the Valley update, and that's a lot of recipes to keep track of. Luckily, once you've made a recipe once it automatically saves to your recipes list, so we're here to get your recipe book bursting at the seams.

The way to the hearts of all the Dreamlight Valley characters can be found through their stomachs, but it's equally important to keep yourself well-fed, too. Some Dreamlight Valley recipes - like the bouillabaisse recipe - offer more stamina than others, and while some can be obtained from completing quests, such as Remy's ratatouille recipe and Minnie's picnic favourites: crudites and fish sandwiches, others are unlocked by trying different ingredients together. To make it easier to get the most nutritious meals, we've compiled them all below, with five-star recipes offering the most energy.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 3:24 PM
     Roblox promo codes and how to redeem them April 2023

Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.

Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes in the free PC game are released.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 14, 2023 9:16 AM
     The best dinosaur games for PC 2023

Looking for a list of the best dinosaur games on PC? Whether you're looking to hunt the Mesozoic monsters or want to stomp and chomp humans while playing as them, the appeal of dinosaurs in gaming is endless.

What is not endless, however, is the number of dino games that successfully realise that fantasy. Let's be honest: until recently, fans of dinosaurs and big guns haven't exactly walked the primrose path. It's been a long hard road, marked by velociraptors that look like lumpy dogs, rifles that feel as satisfying as lobbing a bullet by hand, and jeeps that seem to magnetically roll themselves into a nearby ditch, no matter what keys you press. Fortunately, dino games like Monster Hunter: World have managed to reach a point where they have earned a place on our best PC games list. If dino thrills are what you're looking for, here are the best dinosaur games on PC.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 14, 2023 12:00 PM

I'd planned on starting with a line about how Loretta is an exception to how psychological horror games are about trudging around an abandoned mental hospital with the worst torch in the world until the girl from Ringu menaces you. It was already interesting and good enough pretty much right away to earn a recommendation, but after one of what will definitely be several playthroughs, leaving my praise that faint would do it a terrible injustice.

Loretta is goddamn excellent by any standard. Where other games use the mentally unwell narrator to explain everything away with "turns out you're secretly crazy", it's instead just one layer of a complex horror mystery with splashes of drama and noir, whose surprises I'm straining not to spoil.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 14, 2023 10:45 AM

I'm always up for trying new and odd foods. I mean, I barbecued some womb in a restaurant in Japan recently, and I can confirm that it was like calamari but tougher, and, largely, a lot worse. So, that's why the idea of Pringles releasing a limited-edition Minecraft Suspicious Stew flavour intrigues me! I would like to give it a go and see if it's actually quite nice or makes me barf.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 14, 2023 10:42 AM

Japan's brutal working culture isn't exactly a secret. You've probably heard the horror stories, or at least, got the general gist that success in Japanese business often equates to time. You don't necessarily need to be doing work, you just need to be present as the clock hands shift. A hard worker is reduced to a statue that only springs to life again when their boss gets up to leave.

Mr. Saitou is a short pixel art RPG that offers a hilarious commentary on the absurdities of working culture in Japan, with occasional flashes of seriousness. Completable in one sitting, it's a game I'd recommend to anyone.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 14, 2023 8:15 AM

I spent my morning trying and failing to rise from the depths of a vast Brutalist tower in Beton Brutal, a new first-person platformer. It's a challenging climb yet a curiously chill vibe, perhaps because any time I fall all the way down, I'm delighted to be back surrounded by overgrown plants and sculptures rising from a pond. The developer says Beton Brutal "tries to replicate and build upon the parkour mechanics seen in Minecraft," and I think I have a lot to learn. I didn't even know Minecraft had parkour.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 14, 2023 8:10 AM

Frakenstein is often cited as the first science fiction thing, and now it can add to its honours because it's the inspiration for the first major update to V Rising. The info on Secrets Of Gloomrot doesn't actually use the F word anywhere, but it's a new biome "twisted by the tortured ambitions of a scientific genius and his legions of followers", so I feel pretty confident in the citation. This new free addition to the early access vampiric survival game - which won a few hearts here at RPS - is arriving on May 17th. That's Monday, that is, and boy, it's a biggun alright.

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Twinfinite Friday, April 14, 2023 10:29 AM
     Power, Wisdom, or Courage: which do you seek?

Twinfinite Friday, April 14, 2023 9:00 AM
     Complete. Global. Saturation. Remake.

Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 3:30 PM

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The developers of Holoearth shared some news on its progress and road map on the official website for the Hololive game. There will be microtransactions in the game, along with an avatar customization option. A beta version in which you can mess around with the Avatar Customization will come out around Fall 2023. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

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There does not seem to be a gacha function in the game. Rather, the microtransactions will be for items like stickers (for the chat), firecrackers, and other items for live events. All users will receive 250 Holocoins in their inbox that they will be able to use on these premium items. You can check out the exchange rate of Holocoins to JPY here:

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Speaking of live events, the Proto-Live, which had been the first miniature live event that launched in December 2022, will re-run in mid-May 2023. Because Cover had to limit the number of attendees during the first Proto-Live due to server issues, it will strengthen the servers this time so that more people can show up. A second and new Proto-Live will take place in Summer 2023.

Finally, there is an update on the Hololive game's open-world aspect's development. The team has improved the 3D graphics of the explorable area, as well as polished up the battle mechanics. It is also testing the gameplay loop.

Holoearth is in development. Hololive VTubers will continue to stream their playtests in the open-world portion in the future.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 3:00 PM

Suzume Is a Amazing Movie About Characters' Connections

You don't have to know someone a lifetime for them to become the most important person in your life. It can happen in days or weeks. One person can affect so many others, many times even those they don't know. In the new Makoto Shinkai movie Suzume, known in Japan as Suzume no Tojimari, we experience this firsthand as characters connect. We watch as a young woman forms new relationships, strengthens existing ones, and both consciously and unconsciously makes a difference in everyone's lives, whether they realize it or not.

Suzume begins with the title character experiencing an otherworldly dream. She's a child, exploring an inexplicable area where boats could be on top of buildings and there's an unnatural stillness with an impossibly pretty sky. She's searching for her mother, who seems to find her. Suzume wakes up at this moment, passes her aunt Tamaki, and heads to school. That's when a chance meeting changes everything.


Suzume passes Sota Munakata on the way, and he asks her about ruins and doors. She's captivated by him and feels like he's familiar. Though she continues her commute, she then doubles back to the resort she directed him to. She doesn't find him there, but she does find a door standing in the middle of nowhere. When she opens it, she sees the place in her dreams on the otherside. However, she can't enter. When she tries, she happens upon a cat-like statue that, after being picked up, transforms into an actual cat. It runs off, she returns to school, and that's when things happen. An earthquake happens, Suzume sees a billowing, smoke-like "worm" emerging from the ruins, and she runs back.

That door was the one Sota was looking for, and said cat was a keystone keeping an otherworldly, supernatural entity that could level cities and cause untold destruction and death. He's a closer who shuts said doors. With Suzume's help, they manage to close the door in Kyushu, though he's hurt in the process. Upon treating him, the western keystone curses him to become the childhood chair in her room that he was sitting on. The two then head off to get the cat/keystone, eventually dubbed Daijin, break Sota's curse, and close doors to prevent the worm's destruction along the way.

Suzume Is a Amazing Movie About Characters' Connections

This is when Suzume starts to excel as, while the events of the movie take place during a brief period of time, it can feel like an eternity in the best way possible. We watch as Suzume and Sota's relationship grows and the two begin to rely upon and trust each other as they close doors and chase Daijin around Japan. As unconventional as the relationship might be, we see them learn to work well together and care about one another. They go out of their way for each other, as much as they can, and each one's strengths compensate for the others' weaknesses.

Likewise, Suzume is a movie that isn't afraid to showcase slower, peaceful moments between flurries of activity, much like Studio Ghibli films. While there will be intense segments when it may seem characters we've come to care for's lives are on the line, we'll also see them perform chores or sing along to silly songs on a road trip in a busted car. Suzume might only meet some of these people for a a few hours or an evening, but that doesn't mean those connections and friendships are any less important than ones developed over years.


It also manages to very tactfully address the complications that can come from families. Suzume's home life is an unconventional one. She was raised by a single mother and, when she lost her, Tamaki stepped up. We see just how much they care about one another. However, at the same time, Suzume manages to emphasize just how difficult this had to be for both of these characters.

It's also amazing how someone could even say these sorts of connections apply to Suzume's characters and the people they don't even know. Suzume and Sota take on a selfless quest. Sota is doing this on his own prior to that, aiding people across Japan and even potentially putting aside his own goals and dreams to ensure millions of people will be safe, getting no credit or recognition in return. Suzume also takes on this task initially to set right something she set in motion and aid someone she's drawn to, but then also engages in that same sort of selfless behavior, sacrificing things important to her to ensure the safety of others. It's a feel-good endeavor, especially when you appreciate what they're giving up. Not to mention there's a sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing that, while we in our own day-to-day lives may be unable to halt overwhelming tragedies, we can watch these two make a difference.

Suzume is now in theaters in North America, some parts of Europe, and Oceania. It will come to theaters in Columbia and Portugal on April 20, 2023, in Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, and Romania on April 21, 2023, in Italy, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE on April 27, 2023, and in Iceland on April 30, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 2:30 PM

legend of zelda merchandise

Nintendo will release new merchandise of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the same date that the game will launch in Japan. For reference, it will debut worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. Goods that you'll be able to buy include shirts, a tie, and a water bottle.

There's not much information so far on the The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom merchandise. Pages for them on the Nintendo Store website will likely go live when they're available to order, which will be in May. So it's a little unclear what certain items in the picture are. It's also not clear at this point if these items will be available worldwide. Granted, though, Nintendo will occasionally make goods available via Amazon, which does offer international shipping.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be the latest entry in the long-running The Legend of Zelda series. It will be the sequel of Breath of the Wild, so players can expect an open-world adventure in a post-apocalyptic Hyrule. Previous trailers have showcased Link fighting monsters, traveling, and crafting crafted shields.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out on May 12, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch. Merchandise for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out on that same date in Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 2:00 PM

New Wuthering Waves Trailer Features Combat Gameplay

Wuthering Waves developer Kuro released a new gameplay trailer for its open-world mobile game. The new footage is part of the lead-up to the game's closed beta test, which will launch on April 24, 2023. The video shows off movement options and combat the game, including floating in the air, juggling enemies with combos, and dodging. Boss encounters and brief shots of the player's character awakening are also appeared.

You can view the new trailer in its entirety below.


Wuthering Waves is an open-world action mobile game developed by Kuro, which is also known for creating the game Punishing Grey Raven. First revealed in 2022, the game sees players take on the role of a character known as a Rover. The avatar's unknown past will be revealed as they connect with the world.

Closed beta test registration for Wuthering Waves ends on April 14, 2023. It will commence on April 24, 2023 on PCs and Android and iOS devices. Players will be able to livestream, record, and screenshot the closed beta test. However, the FAQ on the game's official site mentions that assets, characters, and art found in the beta are a work in progress and may change in the final release

Wuthering Waves has no set release date, but will launch for PC, Android, and iOS devices. Its closed beta test will arrive on April 24, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 1:30 PM

New Pokemon Teased in Pokemon Horizons anime. Image via Serebii.net

The new Pokemon Horizons anime has premiered in Japan and it appears to be already teasing a brand-new Pokemon. During the first episodes, a turtle-like creature surrounded by a turquoise blue light is introduced to the new protagonist, Liko. Until now, such a Pokemon has not appeared yet in the game. [Thank you, Serebii.net!]

This April 14, 2023, Japan received the first two episodes of the Pokemon Horizons anime, introducing one of the new protagonists, Liko. During the double feature, this mysterious new creature appeared just in time to save Liko and her Sprigatito from the attack of an enemy Ceruledge.

From what can be seen in the anime, the new Pokemon could be related to a pendant worn by Liko which also signifies the beginning of her adventures. This whole development is reminiscent of the beginning of the original Pokémon series when Ash Ketchum encountered Ho-Oh in the first few episodes.

Although we don't know much about the new turtle-like Pokemon, a very similar creature was featured as part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. In fact, it was The Indigo Disk expansion's new legendary Pokemon, Terapagos. Coincidentally, the name of Liko's school in the Pokémon Horizons anime is Indigo Academy.

Take a look at the new legendary Pokemon Terapagos appearing as part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC compared to the Pokémon featured in the anime here below.

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The Pokemon Horizons anime will be airing every Friday in Japan on TV Tokyo starting April 14, 2023. The English localization release date has not yet been confirmed. The latest game installments, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, are immediately available for Nintendo Switch. The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC will be released in two parts, the Teal Mask expansion launching in Fall 2023, and the Indigo Disk expansion in Winter 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 1:00 PM

legend of zelda heart container lamp

It's a little up in the air as to whether Himalayan salt lamps have any health benefits or not, but one thing's for sure: this The Legend of Zelda Heart Container lamp from Nintendo could certainly boost your HP. (As a disclaimer, this light will probably not have any health benefits either.) The lamp will come out on May 8, 2023 in Japan and will cost 3,839 JPY. That would be around $29. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The The Legend of Zelda Heart Container lamp emits a fairly dim light, so it will likely work best as a night light. According to the advertisement for it, you can expect it to be about as bright as a candle. It'll come with a stand so you can move it and set it anywhere you like. Once you turn it on, the low lighting will make it look like it's actually the in-game object but in reality.

In The Legend of Zelda, Heart Containers will increase Link's max HP. Depending on the game, you can find them lying around Hyrule or you have to defeat bosses in order to get them. In Breath of the Wild, you could get more Heart Containers through beating the main bosses or praying to Goddess Statues. Tears of the Kingdom, as the upcoming sequel, may function that way as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. The The Legend of Zelda Heart Container lamp will be available on May 8, 2023. You can order it via online services such as Amazon and Rakuten.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 12:40 PM

The 2023 Hallmark Ornament Dreambook appeared, and this year the gaming ornaments based on consoles and video game characters include more Super Mario and Pokemon stars, a new Sonic the Hedgehog, and a Dreamcast replica. Orders are not yet open for the new designs. However, the official website updated to show what people can expect from the different decorations.

The Hallmark Dreamcast ornament is a part of the same line that included a Genesis and SNES. It is $22.99 and will appear on October 14, 2023. In addition to lighting up, it also plays Sonic Adventure music. Sonic himself appears on the VMU on its controller.
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There are three new Super Mario gaming ornaments at Hallmark this year. People could get an $18.99 Cat Mario one on July 15, 2023. The miniature Toad ornament, which is $9.99, will debut that same day. The Mario Kart Luigi ornament will appear after both of them on October 14, 2023 and cost $18.99.
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The new Sonic ornament shows him about to perform a Spin Attack. It launches on October 14, 2023 for $18.99.
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Two Pokemon ornaments join the collection this year. One is a mini Eevee. That costs $9.99 and will show up among the other July 15, 2023 releases. The Snorlax is a larger one. It will be $18.99 when it appears on November 10, 2023.
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Finally, here are the other gaming ornaments in the 2023 Hallmark Ornament Dreambook.

  • Animal Crossing Isabelle - $18.99 on October 14, 2023
  • Fortnite Ffrosty Back Bling - $13.99 on October 14, 2023
  • Fortnite Polar Peely - $18.99 on October 14, 2023
  • Metroid Samus - $19.99 on July 15, 2023
  • Minecraft Bee - $13.99 on October 14, 2023
  • Minecraft Light-up Warden - $19.99 on October 14, 2023

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 12:30 PM

Fire Emblem Engage konpeito candy

Nintendo will release konpeito candy that resemble Bond Fragments from Fire Emblem Engage. The candies will come in a box featuring special art from character designer Mika Pikazo. It depicts both the male and female versions of Alear. You can pre-order the Fire Emblem Engage candy between April 14, 2023 and May 18, 2023. It'll cost 5,400 JPY, which is around $40.80.

There will be two flavors of Bond Fragments konpeito candy. The red ones will be strawberry-flavored, and the blue ones will be soda-flavored. Considering this is over 5,000 JPY of candy, each box contains quite a bit. Each flavor will come in a 50g bag.

For those who do not want to eat that much candy, there is a Somnie version that'll come in a smaller tin can instead. It resembles Somnie, complete with a red kerchief. The Somnie can will only consist of the soda flavor, and it'll cost 2,700 JPY (around $20.40).

In Fire Emblem Engage, Bond Fragments are special currency you can get through interacting with your army, completing accomplishments, or taking care of Somnie. You can use them for a variety of Ring or Bracelet-related purposes. For example, you can spend Bond Fragments to craft Bond Rings.

Fire Emblem Engage is readily available on the Nintendo Switch. You can pre-order the Fire Emblem Engage konpeito candy online, though as of the time of writing, the link to the online shop does not work.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 12:00 PM

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Baryon Mode Naruto and Supporting Kage Sasuke Shown

While there isn't a Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections release date yet, there is a peek at versions of Naruto and Sasuke that will appear. Bandai Namco shared new footage confirming Baryon Mode Naruto and Supporting Kage Sasuke will both appear. The footage shows both of them unleashing some of their unique special attacks. At the same time, the company also confirmed it will gradually share additional details about more new characters leading up to launch.

Here's the full announcement showing Baryon Mode Naruto and Supporting Kage Sasuke in Naruto x Boruto. Initially, Naruto has the initiative, but the second half of the footage focuses on Sasuke's moveset.

Bandai Namco also followed up the new footage with two screenshots. These feature the Boruto content being added to the fighting game. In it, we see Boruto in front of Susanoo. It noted both are from the story mode based on Naruto's son's storyline.
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This latest Ultimate Ninja Storm game first appeared during the February 2023 State of Play. At the time, a first trailer appeared showing what people can expect.

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC in 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 11:30 AM

A Splatfest involving The Legend of Zelda is heading to Splatoon 3, and Nintendo is selling real-world shirts based on it.

In honor of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Splatoon 3 will hold a Splatfest based on the series. Between May 5-7, 2023, people can take part. It will be Triforce-themed, with people choosing to "pursue" power, wisdom, or courage. To go along with the crossover, Nintendo started selling The Legend of Zelda Splatoon 3 shirts online.

Here's the official art for the event. It features Inklings and Octolings in front of the Triforce.
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The announcement didn't note which Deep Cut character will be tied to each element. However, based on the image positioning and the way past Splatoon 3 Splatfest goes, Shiver will likely be power, Frye will represent wisdom, and Big Man is on the side of courage.
The Legend of Zelda Splatoon 3 Splatfest and Shirts Revealed

As for the shirts, there are three Splatoon 3 The Legend of Zelda designs. Each one costs $29.99 and is available in sizes XS through 4XL. Each one represents one of the three sides and has a Triforce on the front. The power shirt is Black and has Ganondorf's silhouette on the back. The wisdom design is white with Zelda on it. Finally, the courage one is grey with a Link design.
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Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, and its The Legend of Zelda Splatfest runs May 5-7, 2023. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Switch on May 12, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 11:00 AM

Koei Tecmo Atelier Ryza 3 Survey Asks About English Voice Acting

There's a new Atelier Ryza 3 survey from Koei Tecmo, and it both asks about English voice acting and the importance of localizations. The first "Required" question asks if it is important that a game is translated into your language. The other asks if people prefer an English dub or not.

With the localization question, it asks how important it is for the game to be in a language the player understands. The company also wanted to know if that would keep someone from buying it. This could be tied to the fact that for Atelier Marie Remake, a digital copy of Atelier Marie Plus is appearing as a bonus worldwide.

For the Atelier Ryza 3 survey English voice acting question, it offers multiple responses. Someone could say they don't care either way. However, it also lets someone choose to say that they would like a dub, they wouldn't, or they'd like a dual audio option. As a reminder, none of the games in the "Secret" trilogy of Ryza games had an English dub. The last Atelier game in general with English voice acting was Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey in 2017.

The rest of the survey goes over the expected sorts of questions. It asks why people bought the game, why they did, and how they felt about different features and elements. It also asked about people's familiarity with other Koei Tecmo titles. Finally, toward the end it also asked if people to list which games from the company they'd like to see offered via subscription services.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 10:30 AM

Here's How the Rito Tulin Looks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

There's a new piece of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ally art showing Tulin. He's a Rito who originally appeared as an NPC in Breath of the Wild. In that game, he was just a child who was connected to an archery challenge. Now, it seems he'll be an archer fighting alongside link.

The new Tulin The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom art provides context for the game. In Breath of the Wild, he was a fledgling. After finishing the Divine Beast Vah Medoh and unlocking the Flight Range bow practice, he's so little that his father Teba has to carry him on his back to fly there. Now he's older, his plumage is fuller. This, combined with the fact that he's now described as a "skilled archer" instead of shown as a beginner at the range shows that years have passed between the two titles.

Here's the new look at Tulin.

You can see him flying and fighting alongside Link at the 3:06 mark in the third trailer for the game.

This is one of the second more focused looks at characters. Nintendo also shared Ganondorf art. That was followed by Matthew Mercer revealing he voices the character.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023, and an OLED Switch model based on it launches on April 28, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 10:00 AM

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Palafin Mystery Gift Code Sent Out

There's a new Pokemon Mystery Gift tied to 2023 Pokémon Oceania International Championships. Gavin Michaels won the event in February 2023, and now everyone can "get" the Palafin used back then. During the European International Championships livestream, the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Palafin Mystery Gift code 0C1CV1CT0RGAV1N appeared. Day 1 of both the trading card game and video game happened on April 14, 2023. [Thanks, Makio & JRoses!]

Here's how it works. When playing Pokemon Scarlet or Violet, head to the Poke Portal from the main menu and go to Mystery Gift. Choose to redeem a code to get the Palafin. (When entered, it will look like 0C1C-V1CT-0RGA-V1N.) The game will then let you claim the Gavin's Palafin Gift.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Palafin Mystery Gift Code Sent Out
This Pokemon Scarlet or Violet Mystery Gift Palafin arrives at level 50. Its nature is Adamant, it has "Amazing" stats that are best in HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, and Special Defense. (The character's Special Attack is only Pretty Good.) It knows Jet Punch, Wave Crash, Haze, and Protect.

Normally, evolving a Finizen to Palafin is a bit tricky in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. That's because you need to join a Union Circle and be in a multiplayer session, then level the character up. When you do, then it will evolve after level 38

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch, and people can get the Palafin until April 17, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 9:30 AM

See the Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) DLC

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is closing in on five years old, and its about to get new Minato Namikaze DLC. Bandai Namco revealed Minato Namikaze (Reanimation). It will be the 34th add-on for the multiplayer game and first entry in the sixth season pass. The announcement noted he is "coming soon" and will be available alone for 440 yen/$3.99 or a part of the 1,155 yen (~$8) pass.

The reveal included his training rewards and moveset. Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) will know the Celestial Air Slice Type-Zero and Flying Raijin: Guiding Thunder Ninjutsu. His Secret Technique will be Flying Raijin: Jiku Shippu Senko Rennodan Zeroshiki. at Training ranks 2 and 3, you'll get his Ninjutsu, and his Secret Technique is the rank 5 reward. Shinobi Boost Seals are given out at ranks 6 and 9. People also get the Minato Outfit Genin Version costume at rank 3, Kushina (Mission-Ready) Hair at rank 7, and the Flying Raijin Kunai Ninja Tool at rank 8. Finally, completing training with him as your master gets you the title "Yellow Flash of the Leaf."

Here's a closer look at the Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) DLC.
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As a reminder, this is the second version of him coming to the game. A basic version of him that is an Attack-type character appeared in the first season pass.

There will be only six characters in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Season Pass 6. Typically, the passes for the game consisted of about five characters. For example, Season Pass 5 added Madara Uchiha (Six Paths), Temari, Konohamaru Sarutobi (Boruto), Naruto Uzumaki (Baryon Mode), and Isshiki Otsutsuki.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is readily available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, and there's no exact release date for the Minato Namikaze (Reanimation) DLC yet.

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Siliconera Friday, April 14, 2023 9:01 AM

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is Riot Games' second foray into creating another bite-sized adventure in the League of Legends universe through its Riot Forge program. Digital Suns, developers of Moonlighter, created a 2D hybrid platformer and action game staring the Demacian revolutionary and mage Sylas. This story is focused around Sylas as he liberates his fellow mages from the oppressive Demacian state, and how he comes to lead a group of revolutionaries to follow his cause. However, while the gameplay is fairly solid, this title has the same issues as other pieces of media created through Riot Forge, and that's consistency.

What The Mageseeker: A League of Legends excels at is keeping the essence of Sylas' kit intact. Capable of "stealing" the ultimate ability of other characters in the wildly popular MOBA, Digital Suns translated this skill into a similar sort of ability. Sylas can effectively take the magic of whatever enemy he is targeting, allowing a single charge use of it against any foe of his choice. Additionally, siphoning this magic allows for it to be unlocked at the camp and permanently added to his roster of spells he can equip.

Abscond and Abduct are also part of Sylas' kit in The Mageseeker. Using his petricite chains, Sylas can pull himself towards enemies, closing the distance to evade attacks or deal damage. It is incorporated in general traversal mechanics too, which allows players to access areas that would otherwise be just out of reach from his dash. This skill is especially fun to use. It really shined during a boss fight with the Veiled Lady (who is another immediately recognizable League of Legends champion), which required high mobility to counter her arsenal of spells.

The Mageseeker A League of Legends Story

Overall, The Mageseeker is a relatively tight 2D hybrid action game and platformer. Controls are snappy, with the exception of not really being able to dodge cancel some animations, and there is a good variety of spells at your disposal. Spells involve a rock, paper, scissor system, with fire being weak to ice and earth being weak to wind, and so on. It isn't overly complex, and players can change the spells Sylas equipped during missions at altars to the Veiled Lady. That said, the levels will almost always have enemies from opposing elements, so the game never leaves you stranded without any actual option to defend yourself and lets you make the most of the assets available to you.

That said, while this entry into the ever expanding transmedia universe of League of Legends excels in combat, the narrative is exceedingly lackluster and contradicts already established canon. This is a problem with extended media for League of Legends in general, but it was a shame to see the same mistakes made in another one of of Riot Games' Riot Forge projects. (This also is an issue in The Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.) Additionally, its portrayal of Sylas as a violent revolutionary tempered by the women around him begs the question as to what these characters serve in relation to the leading main character or his own motivations. It feels like wasted potential on behalf of Riot Games to introduce truly interesting new characters, but instead they're relegated to providing character development for Sylas, who is already fleshed out in his own right. You'd also expect a little more bite from a game featuring a protagonist with such a heavy-handed allegory, given he literally beats his enemies to death with the very chains he was shackled with while kept in prison for some odd 15 years.

But I will give the developers credit for actively and passively pushing the message that revolutions do not happen on the back of a single person, but instead are achieved through a collective. One of the key components of The Mageseeker is the ability to recruit other mages on Sylas' quest to dismantle the oppressive system set against Demacian mages. They can be taken into stages to provide Sylas with unique elemental passives. Additionally, recruiting more mages fills out your camp and player hub, which brings the gorgeously detailed area to life. The pixel art in the game is truly a treat, and perhaps one of the best aspects of the game in general.

The Mageseeker A League of Legends Story

The hub itself is also where players can upgrade Sylas' passives, such as boosting his health, magic and physical damage, and mana. You can also talk to NPCs there to learn more about them and about the world of Runeterra for those unfamiliar with the setting or with League of Legends. That said, it isn't a particularly great starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the lore, as it sets you in the middle of the mage uprising in Demacia, with only a few flashbacks fleshing out what caused these events to happen in the first place. Some of these flashbacks are, again, contradictory to what has already been established for Sylas in short stories. They feel more tied into the Lux and Katarina comic series, as opposed to the foundational lore present in League of Legends itself.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is a bite-sized adventure and decent enough 2D action game that will keep players entertained during its short playtime. While it isn't overly mechanically complex, mastering its magic system is rewarding. However, those looking for a more substantial story which remains consistent with Riot Games' previous lore concerning Sylas may feel a bit underwhelmed or disappointed.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is set to release on April 18, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 14, 2023 2:19 PM
     Genshin Impact How To Find And Use Fravashi TreesIn the new 'Girdle of the Sands' area from Genshin Impact's 3.6 update, there are many interesting puzzles you'll come across. One of these are the Fravashi Trees, which look like small, hollow trees. That is, until you use your Sorush Gadget to interact with them and begin the puzzle. If you're wondering how to find and use the Fravashi Trees in Genshin Impact, continue reading this guide. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub. Guide to finding and using Fravashi Trees in Genshin Impact Where to find the Fravashi Trees Image by PC Invasion Finding these trees can be tricky, and involves exploring this new area from the update extensively. Luckily, we've created a map that locates each of the 10 Fravashi Trees. Also, you probably noticed that you'll need the Sorush Gadget to interact with these puzzles. Two of these trees also require that you progress through the 'Khvarena of G...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 14, 2023 1:53 PM
     Vampire Survivors Seal Of The BanishedThe Seal of the Banished is your next objective directly after breaking the Seal of the Lake in Vampire Survivors. For this one, you'll want to bring the best Tides of the Foscari weapons and weapon evolutions. You'll also need to play as Eleanor, so make sure you have her unlocked. Let's get into it! Here's how to break the Seal of the Banished in Vampire Survivors. Note: If you want to help with all things Vampire Survivors, visit our guides page. Vampire Survivors: how to break the Seal of the Banished To break the Seal of the Banished, you need to go to the Abyss Foscari stage with Eleanor. If you don't have the Abyss Foscari stage unlocked, you need to unlock it by breaking the Seal of the Lake. With Eleanor, you first need to get the Prismatic Missile. This is marked on your map on the southwest side. After picking that up, continue west toward the Stone Mask and Attractorb icons which are on your map. When you are near the Stone Mask and Attracto...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 14, 2023 1:28 PM
     Vampire Survivors Seal Of The LakeTides of the Foscari is the latest DLC of Vampire Survivors and one of the stages requires you to break the Seal of the Lake to progress. To be able to break the Seal of the Lake, you need to have unlocked Eleanor, united her three weapons, and unlock Maruto Cuts. With Maruto Cuts, you need to evolve the Eskizzibur which is one of the new weapons and weapon evolutions in Tides of the Foscari to unlock Keitha Muorto. Once you have Keitha Muorto, you are ready to break the Seal of the Lake. Here is where to find the Seal of the Lake and how to break it. Note: For more information on all things Vampire Survivors, visit our guides page. Vampire Survivors: How to break the Seal of the Lake To break the Seal of the Lake, you need to go to the Lake Foscari stage with Keitha Muorto. To find the Seal of the Lake, you need to go to the northeastern part of the map. Continue in that direction until you come across a large floating emerald gem. After locating the Seal of the Lake, all you need ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 14, 2023 1:02 PM
     How To Unlock Eleanor In Vampire Survivors Tides Of The Foscari Dlc Featured ImageWhile it may be generous to describe the tangled mish-mash of pixels and retro references that make up Vampire Survivors as a narrative, there is undoubtedly a loose thread there if you're willing to put the time in to follow it. This thread runs on into Tides of the Foscari, the game's latest DLC pack, where we follow the plight of three classic fantasy heroes as they battle against the evil bubbling beneath the titular lake. The first of these heroes you'll encounter is the young mage Eleanor Uziron, and knowing how to unlock her is the key to uncovering the rest of the story present in Vampire Survivors: Tides of Foscari DLC. Read on to learn how to do so. How to add Eleanor to your squad in Vampire Survivors Step 1: Head to Lake Foscari Screenshot by PC Invasion Naturally, you'll need to head to the Lake Foscari Stage itself before you can unlock Eleanor for use. This is a new Special stage that comes with the DLC, and it should be unlocked right away upon installing it. I...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 14, 2023 12:49 PM
     Roblox Project Mugetsu Shikai Tier ListAfter you've unlocked Shikai in Project Mugetsu, you'll receive one of six different Shikai at random. Shikai are only available to Soul Reapers and offer a select group of abilities that can make you very powerful, especially if you have the best Shikai. Without further adieu, here are all the Shikai in Project Mugetsu ranked best to worst. Note: If you aren't a Soul Reaper but a Hollow instead, you'll want to see the Resurrections tier list. Project Mugetsu Shikai tier list, explained S-Tier Shikai – Ryujin Jakka A-Tier Shikai – Senbonzakura B-Tier Shikai – Kaminishini, Hyorinmaru C-Tier Shikai – Zangutsu S-Tier Shikai in Project Mugetsu – Ryujin Jakka Ryujin Jakka is the best Shikai in Project Mugetsu because it deals extremely high damage and applies fire damage. Fire damage is deadly because it deals damage over time. Ryujin Jakka has great close-range and long-range attacks and, when leveled up, has a guard-break ability. Overall, Ryujin Jak...

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     The goal of Project Zomboid is undoubtedly to stay alive as long as possible. However, the game is challenging, and survival is not guaranteed. As a beginner, getting the right tips and strategies to survive is necessary. Recommended Read: What Are the Best Weapons in Project Zomboid? In this article, let's go through our detailed […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 14, 2023 4:00 PM
     Ramper Design, a Spanish gaming brand, has announced a collaboration with Corvus Belli to create a new board game based on the popular sci-fi skirmish game Infinity. The game, named Acheron's Fall, is set in the Infinity universe and features frenetic space battles with high-quality plastic resin ships. According to Ramon, one of the creators …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 14, 2023 2:00 PM
     Flagbearer Games is on the verge of achieving its fundraising goal for its latest project, Nations & Cannons: The American Crisis. With 27 days left to go, the campaign has already raised over $24,000, with a target of $25,000. Nations & Cannons is a complete historical campaign setting for D&D 5e that allows players to …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 14, 2023 12:00 PM
     Sea of Thieves fans, get ready to embark on a new adventure! In a recent Designer Diaries #2 video, Sherwin Matthews, the designer of the popular game, discussed the early ideas and iterations that led to the development of Sea of Thieves™: Voyage of Legends. Matthews shared how he wanted to explore a more conventional …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 14, 2023 10:24 AM
     Archon Studio's latest project, Dungeons & Lasers V: World of Deuslair, has taken the Kickstarter community by storm. With 12 days left to go, the campaign has raised over €750,000 from a €40,000 goal. The World of Deuslair is a unique supplement for Game Masters and players of tabletop RPGs, offering an immersive setting complete …

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 14, 2023 3:40 PM

The DLC will launch on April 19 exclusively for PlayStation 5.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 14, 2023 3:26 PM

The trailer showcases the playable character Remi De La Rosa

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 14, 2023 3:16 PM

"To work on getting the game to be the best quality experience for players"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 14, 2023 3:02 PM

Square Enix released new gameplay footage from the upcoming  game

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Level Up Friday, April 14, 2023 12:23 PM
     Remedy Entertainment has revealed a new company logo, and fans of the letter R are…

Level Up Friday, April 14, 2023 11:28 AM
     Horizon Forbbiden West gets a big story expansion called Burning Shores next week, and the…