Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 7:45 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 7:00 PM
An update this week for The Sims 4, bringing the game to version 1.97.42, was supposed to make a few fixes and tweaks under the hood. It has, instead, fucked up lots of faces.
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 5:59 PM
The International Committee of the Red Cross has partnered up with a bunch of Twitch streamers to encourage gamers to not commit war crimes in popular shooters like Call of Duty. The ICRC hopes that its event, "Play by the Rules," will educate players on the statutes of actual war. The organization has even created…
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Since 2007, when it released the first installment of the sordid survival horror series Penumbra, and especially since 2010, when Amnesia: The Dark Descent reduced first-generation YouTube gamers to a puddle of tears, independent Swedish studio Frictional Games has been making incomparable horror games.
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:30 PM
On Wednesday, Lego and the official Sonic the Hedgehog account announced that the blue blur is getting four new grown-up play sets on August 1.
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:20 PM
No one knew quite what to expect during Nintendo's latest Indie World Showcase, but it definitely wasn't videogamedunkey. After years of reviewing games, the popular (and divisive) gaming critic YouTuber popped up out of nowhere to try and sell fans one, straight from a recently thawed forest river.
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1:30 PM
The latest Nintendo Indie World showcase presentation arrived today, April 19. For a solid 20 minutes we were treated to new looks at charming, exciting, hopefully must-play upcoming games for Nintendo's hybrid console. As you'll see, Nintendo packed a lot of games into today's event. Continue scrolling for the…
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1:05 PM
James Carter Cathcart—the voice actor behind iconic Pokémon characters such as Professor Oak, his grandson Gary, and Team Rocket's James and Meowth—is retiring from the anime after 25 years due to an advanced form of cancer.
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:50 PM
Erryn Rhoden is an ordinary person who works at her family's roofing company in Columbus, Ohio. She's also the top-ranked player in her semifinal bracket for the Candy Crush Saga All Stars Tournament, the biggest Candy Crush tournament in history, which she entered by accident. That makes her one of the most…
Kotaku Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:25 PM
For over 20 years, Pokémon fans have circulated poor-quality scans of the original watercolor artwork for the 251 monsters from the first two generations by renowned series artist Ken Sugimori. These scans were often washed out, and while they had a retro feel to them, weren't accurate to the original art. Now, thanks…
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:30 PM
If you ever chat with a seasoned CSGO player, you might find them a little bit cocky. But after sinking thousands of hours into the Valve FPS game myself, I can't blame them. Mastering Counter-Strike is a grueling mission that demands blood, sweat, and tears. But now, with Counter-Strike 2 approaching, it feels like that may change for the better. Based on the CS2 limited test, the new version of the super-tough shooter seems much more noob friendly, and though that might cause some rankles initially, actually, it's a very, very good thing.
Continue reading Counter-Strike 2 looks noob friendly – and that's great newsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Counter-Strike 2 release date, Best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 2:30 PM
The Genshin Impact Trading Card Game is holding its first major tournament authorized by HoYoverse, titled Cat's Tail Gathering, and the top eight winners will earn real-world money as prizes. If you consider yourself a skilled duelist in the anime game's Genuis Invokation TCG, don't pass up this chance to make some cash while having fun at the same time.
Continue reading Genshin Impact is having a new TCG tournament where you can win cashMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:37 PM
Want to know what the best Elden Ring spells are? Magic in Elden Ring comes in two main categories: sorceries and incantations. Sorceries require investment into the intelligence attribute, while incantations use faith. Sometimes you may find a spell that requires points in arcane. This is usually a secondary requirement that doesn't affect the spell's damage.
Several useful spells are available early on in one of the best PC games. However, you can only learn more specialised Elden Ring sorceries and incantations by gathering scrolls and prayerbooks. By handing these items over to compatible vendors, you can discover the best Elden Ring spells, including devastating projectiles and powerful short-term buffs for the best Elden Ring weapons. With all the magic you're flinging around, you need all of the upgrades you can get your hands on. Therefore, we highly recommend that you check out our guides on where to find Elden Ring talismans, Elden Ring crystal tears, and Elden Ring Ashes of War to give yourself as much mana as possible and upgrade your spellcaster into a magical marvel.
Continue reading Best Elden Ring spells, incantations, and sorceriesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:35 PM
Despite the full Dark and Darker release date being a mystery with the game taken off Steam, the RPG game is still amassing a player base during Dark and Darker playtest five, even if developer Ironmace doesn't think it has met the standards the team would like.
Continue reading Dark and Darker devs say sorry about the playtestMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dark and Darker release date, Dark and Darker system requirements, Dark and Darker classes guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:34 PM
Though I tend to keep an open mind with regards to gaming news, I have to admit, when I came into work this morning I didn't expect that Postal 2, the sweary, gory, altogether crude FPS game from all the way back in 2003, would end up on my to-do pile. Then again, this is gaming - if you can make a shooter featuring Gary Coleman, exploding cats, and the ability to interactively deploy human waste fluids, there's no reason that after two decades we shouldn't get a new Postal 2 update, bringing the bad taste classic to Valve's Steam Deck.Best PC FPS games, Best old games, Best Steam Deck games
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:32 PM
What are the best story games on PC? If you're looking for a great story that you can't put down, you've come to the right place. Escape into something special with our list of the best story games on PC, from endings that will have you weeping to heart-racing action titles.
Some of the most unforgettable stories in recent pop culture have emerged from some of the best PC games. They can go to many different places, such as surviving the Wild West as Red Dead Redemption 2's antihero protagonist, solving crimes in Disco Elysium, or exploring the fraught relationships in God of War. The best story games also let us act out our favourite icons saving the universe as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Story games are living, breathing narratives; the best ones let us have our say in how the plot unravels, and many are also some of the best single player games.
Continue reading Best story games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Disco Elysium review, Best RPGs on PC, The best PC games
PCGamesN Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:19 PM
Looking for some of the best truck games on PC? Trucks, and truckers, have become mythologised in pop culture like modern-day cowboys, transporting crucial cargo across harsh, lonely landscapes and spending days in their own company. Translating that experience into a videogame has taken many forms over the last couple of decades, from Mad Max-like highway battlers to fully-fledged simulation games where journeys take as long as they would in real life.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that there aren't many truck games out there, but as you'll see shortly, these hulking great movers of stuff span many genres, including the popular truck sims, but also branching out to physics-based puzzlers, platform games, and racing games. So whether you're looking to lose yourself on a long trip along the Pacific Northwest, want to spend hours hauling your cargo through a single muddy ditch, or want to take your truck to a chicane-riddled racecourse, we've got the best PC games for those who love the open road.
Continue reading The best truck games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Euro Truck Simulator 2 system requirements, Best VR games, How to set up your Oculus Rift
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:04 PM
Post-apocalyptic survival is an enduring theme in city builder games. In Oxygen Earth has, once again, experienced an environmental disaster with the help of human beings. The Earth's crust has cracked, releasing toxic gas that has spread globally with the wind, and nly a little oxygen is left. Unfortunately it's also me who again decided to take on the responsibility of leading the survivors, to guide them to build a city in this dire situation. This is the destiny of a city builder lover.
Twinfinite Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:16 PM
Golly olly, Oxenfree!
Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 8:00 PM
Lasengle revealed Larva/Tiamat as the new five-star servant that will appear in the Japanese servers of Fate/Grand Order. Additionally, the company has shown Larva/Tiamat's attacks in a new video released on the official Twitter account. Larva/Tiamat is a limited time summon that will be available from April 19, 2023 until May 10, 2023 as part of the pre-release campaign for the Fate/Grand Order Arcade x Fate/Grand Order Collaboration Event.
Additionally, two previously available five-star servants will be available during the event as well. These are Leonardo da Vinci (Caster) and Old Man of the Mountain, an Assassin-class servant also known as the First Hassan.
You can take a better look at the moveset of Larva/Tiamat in FGO on the Tweet below.
Larva/Tiamat is a servant of the Alter Ego class in FGO. She is a child alter ego of Tiamat created by herself with the purpose of appearing in the Babylon Singularity of the Fate/Grand Order Arcade world.
Additionally, Lasengle recently announced that the English servers of FGO would be able to access the Waltz in the Moonlight/Lostroom event from mid-April 2023.
Fate/Grand Order is immediately available on Android and iOS devices, and Larva/Tiamat will be available as part of the pre-release campaign of the collaboration event with Fate/Grand Order Arcade. The new servant will be available to acquire from April 19, 2023 until May 10, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 7:30 PM
Square Enix shared new information about the characterization for Don Corneo in FFVII Remake, alongside concept art of the character. The information comes from the official Final Fantasy VII Remake Japanese Twitter account, which answered a question from a Scenario Staff Q&A. The question asked about the approach of the FFVII Remake dev team when adapting Don Corneo for the remake.
Here is the original Japanese tweet, alongside the artwork:
The original question asked the following:
The answer mentioned how people in Don Corneo's crime syndicate are known for their unique dialogue, but that the initial characterization of the characters in the original FFVII was already strong, as a result of their writing and unique quirks.
During development of the original FFVII, the development team came up with the catchphrase "hohi" for Don Corneo. Originally, there were worries in the FFVII Remake development team that it would sound too comical when delivered in voice. However, they ended up deciding to leave it in as is for FFVII Remake. Instead, they made sure to avoid overdoing it with ad-libs.
The team also mentions that the character was fun to create, thanks to the mocap actor being able to match the pre-recorded lines so well. In addition, the team incorporated elements to his character that appeared in works related to FFVII that were created after the original game, such as the commemorative photo of Don Corneo in Kazunari Nojima's novel.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is immediately available for PS4, PS5, and Windows PC. A sequel to the game titled FFVII Rebirth is currently in development for PS5, and is expected to release in Winter 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 6:00 PM
The music video for Yoasobi's "Idol," which serves as the opening for Oshi no Ko, reached over 23 million views on YouTube. Ayase uploaded the video only about a week ago. As of the time of writing, it is in first place on the trending music chart for YouTube Japan.
Doga Kobo, which is the studio behind Oshi no Ko, also worked on the music video for Yoasobi. Fans of the show might recognize the style because of this. "Idol" is a collaboration between Yoasobi and several other musical creators, such as Konnie Aoki (who wrote the English lyrics for the background chorus) and Real Akiba Boyz (who provided the background shouts).
You can listen to "Idol" by Yoasobi here:
While Yoasobi's "Idol" serves as the opening for Oshi no Ko, the ending is Queen Bee's "Mephisto." Aka Akasaka, who previously wrote Kaguya-sama: Love is War, is the writer for Oshi no Ko. Mengo Yokoyari, who was the mangaka for Scum's Wish, is in charge of the illustrations. Oshi no Ko is a drama and supernatural story that deals with idols, murder, and reincarnation.
You can listen to Yoasobi's "Idol" via the band's YouTube channel. Oshi no Ko is available on HIDIVE.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 5:00 PM
Square Enix announced that the Dragon Quest X Offline expansion, The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally, will release on May 26, 2023. The "extra-large expansion" will send players to the land of Rendashia and add Anlucia as a party member. It will be available at a cost of 4,400 yen (about $33). [Thanks, Famitsu!]
A new trailer was released alongside the announcement, which you can check out below:
According to Square Enix, The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally expansion will be similar in size to the main game. It will also feature an original episode not found in Dragon Quest X Online, as well as introduce exclusive battle content. Players must complete the main story of Dragon Quest X Offline in order to access the contents of the expansion.
The original Dragon Quest X, an MMORPG, was released in early August 2012. Its offline counterpart, which lets those who would prefer not to play an MMO a chance to experience the story of Dragon Quest X, launched on September 15, 2022. It was initially planned for a February 2022 release but was hit with multiple delays.
Dragon Quest X Offline is available now in Japan for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally expansion launches for all four platforms on May 26, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:30 PM
Sega revealed more detailed information about twelve characters who will be in 404 GAME RE:SET. These characters are all references to retro games. Some of these characters have previously appeared in announcements for the game, but this is our first time getting a good look at their artwork. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
404 GAME RE:SET will take place in a dystopian world where Sega reigns supreme. You will fight alongside anthropomorphized games that have made their marks on history. Everyone has an Anode and a Cathode form, which shows if the characters have been purified or not. The games that will appear as "pretty anime girls" are:
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The demo for 404 GAME RE:SET is readily available in the Japanese app stores. It serves as a prologue for the story. As well, it will give a good look at how the game will play.
404 GAME RE:SET will come out on mobile devices in Japan on April 25, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:00 PM
Crunchyroll announced seven movies are joining its streaming service at the end of April 2023. Among the films are two especially notable ones, The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensura) The Movie: Scarlet Bond. Tensura will show up in the first batch on April 20, 2023. Then the second batch on April 27, 2023 will include The Quintessential Quintuplets film.
The Quintessential Quintuplets movie essentially ends the series after the events of season 2. It also offers some "what if" scenarios featuring Futaro's possible endings with each of the five sisters.
Here's its trailer.
Meanwhile, the Tensura movie is an original story. It involves Rimuru heading to assist Queen Towa of Raja after meeting Hiiro, an ogre from Benimaru's village.
There's also a trailer introducing it.
Here are all the new anime movies joining Crunchyroll in April 2023. Note that the company only announced the US release dates, and their launch dates could end up being different in other regions.
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Siliconera Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3:00 PM
The Pokemon Company announced the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid battles will return in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Starting on May 1, 2023 players will have two weeks to challenge these Paradox Pokemon in battle. Successfully completing these Tera Raid battles will reward players with these Pokemon. Additionally, a patch will arrive on April 20, 2023 that will fix an issue with players who received bad eggs from the previous Walking Wake and Iron Leaves raid battles. More information about the update will appear in the future.
Previous Tera Battle raids featured Pokemon such as Blissey and Typhlosion. These battles provide players with a handful of rewards, including Tera Shards, and the occasional opportunity to obtain the Pokemon appearing as part of the event. For example, the Typhlosion raid allowed for people to capture the Pokemon Silver and Gold starter through the event itself. Other starters players could obtain were the standard versions of the three from Pokemon Legends Arceus.
Tera Raid battles are similar to the raid battles found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Several players can challenge a specific Pokemon to obtain Tera Shards and capture the Pokemon in question. however, these battles have a unique gimmick that will test even the hardiest of teams.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch, and the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid re-runs will begin on May 1, 2023.
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