PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 5:00 PM
The Torchlight Infinite release date has been set, alongside a new hero reveal and the introduction of a brand-new crafting mechanic for the game's first season in full release. The free Steam game launches just ahead of the upcoming Diablo 4 server slam beta test, meaning that, if you're eager for even more loot once it ends, Torchlight Infinite is poised to fill that gap.Best PC RPGs, Best free PC games, Best ARPG games
PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:44 PM
The mere thought of Hades 2 has me shivering with anticipation in a way few games do; I still almost can't believe we're really getting a follow-up to one of the best roguelike games of all time. But Hades is built on everything developer Supergiant Games made previously, and now a massive Steam sale lets you catch up on the spectacular history of the powerhouse indie studio ahead of Hades 2 without breaking the bank.Best roguelike games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:10 AM
Minecraft update Snapshot 23W16A is packed with plenty of changes to dig through, with changes to Trail Ruins and Sculk blocks, a new interaction for the adorable Sniffer, and a fix to one of the most frustrating lag spike issues in Minecraft. Perhaps the most fun improvement coming to the sandbox game, however, is a small but important name change to Pottery Shards used in Minecraft archaeology following feedback from a real-life archaeologist.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 22, 2023 5:10 PM
Sons Of The Forest's latest update makes Kelvin more helpful, cannibals more creepy, and birds faster
Sons Of The Forest just received its fourth major patch and it adds some new features to the cannibal survival sim. The more exciting changes might lie in the "improvements", however, which include things like your sidekick Kelvin being able to carry two logs at the same time and brighter night vision goggles.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:52 PM
Four more Ubisoft games are heading to Steam. Far Cry 6, Riders Republic, Rainbow Six Extraction and Monopoly Madness were all previously available via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft's own storefront, but will be released on Steam across May and June.
Siliconera Saturday, April 22, 2023 3:00 PM
It has been just over a week since Lifeweaver was added to Overwatch 2, and he has managed to accomplish something that very few freshly revealed heroes in Overwatch's history have been able to achieve. He's really bad upon his release.
It's no secret that most Overwatch heroes enter the game completely overtuned. From Rammattra and his never ending ultimate, to the meta-defining, and arguably game-killing shenanigans of Brigitte from the Overwatch days of yore, new heroes are normally overpowered and then subsequently nerfed. The conventional thinking is that you want as many people as possible to play new heroes, so that they can catch up to heroes that have have already been established in the game. Arguably the best way to do so is to go the Rammattra or Brigitte route and make them a must pick. With Lifeweaver, we finally get to see the Overwatch team work their balancing in the other direction. This is especially exciting because, even though Lifeweaver is "omegalul trash" right now, his kit is perhaps the most interesting one in the game.
Starting with his main healing, Lifeweaver has a burst charge called Healing Volley that locks onto one teammate at a time and heals up to 65 health. It works well long range, which makes it great for topping up heroes like Pharah and Echo, and it's quite satisfying to use. Unfortunately, it just doesn't heal enough. On the damage side, he has Thorn Volley, which similarly feels good to use, thanks to its lack of damage fall-off, but doesn't have enough ammo to be viable in-game. The other issue with healing and damage is that you have to toggle to switch between them, which makes them feel clunkier to use. He does have a Rejuvenating Dash, which allows him to dash up to six meters and self heal a tiny 25 HP, but like to the damage and health moves, it feels undertuned.
Lifeweaver's Tree of Life ultimate takes a long time to charge, but is easily one of the coolest support ones in Overwatch 2. The massive space that it takes up on the map provides cover for low health teammates and heals 150 health instantly to allies, with each pulse of the tree healing an additional 50. It's a bit goofy, which is par for the course for a character that can put his teammates into a hamster ball and yoink them to safety or into a hole, depending on how much they're currently feeling. Lastly, his Petal Platform provides great utility for long range heroes like Widowmaker and overall team positioning. Being able to sneak a non-flying tank like Reinhardt or Ramattra onto high ground is super useful and adds some more chaos to Overwatch 2.
The fact that each part of his kit is fun to use should go a long way in making Lifeweaver an Overwatch 2 fan favorite in the long run. Thankfully, the dev team has already announced some tweaks that should make him more viable.
In the meantime, Lifeweaver's only available to players who have purchased the most recent battle pass, so if you're bummed about him being overpowered you can just wait until he's free next season. My guess is by then he'll not only still have a great kit but also be incredibly overtuned. Such is the beauty of Overwatch.
Overwatch 2 is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC
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Siliconera Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:00 PM
Nintendo shared new gameplay details about Nikol and Glimmer, two new characters that will appear in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed, the DLC expansion and last batch of content in the Expansion Pass. Nikol is a young Kevesi engineer. While he is unable to use a Blade, Nikol created his own unique weapon. Glimmer is an Agnian soldier that plays music to unleash her fire powers. She bears the Core Crystal of one of the Aegis in her chest, but her relationship to it is yet unknown.
Nikol's class is Machinist, and he acts as a Defender for the party in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC. His weapon of choice is a Variable Backpack, a mechanical contraption that he created. His Talent Art is called Total Destruction, and it deals damage to enemies. While Total Destruction is active, damage to the party is reduced, and damage dealt by the Talent Art ignores enemy defenses.
Glimmer is a powerful healer and support character in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Her class doesn't have an official localization yet, but the name roughly translates to Flame Performer. Her weapon of choice is a staff that doubles as an instrument, and its Japanese name roughly translates to Playing Staff - Heavenly Fire. Glimmer is a healer who plays music with her staff to support and recover the health of her allies. She can also use her melodies to buff the party. Her Talent Art roughly translates to Roaring Flame Heaven Performance, and restores the HP of all allies on hit.
The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC releases on April 25, 2023. The main game is readily available for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo recently revealed a relationship chart featuring some of the characters that will appear in the expansion.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:14 PM
While you will experience a plane crash early in Dead Island 2, one thing you want to avoid is the game crashing on PlayStation 5. Crashes are never fun, especially when you don't know why they are happening or how to fix them. Luckily, you have us to help you through it. If you're experiencing Dead Island 2 crashing your PS5, here are a few fixes you can try. Note: If you want to know what Resilience is in Dead Island 2, head over to our guide. How to fix Dead Island 2 PS5 crashes There are several fixes you can try when it comes to Dead Island 2 crashing on PlayStation 5. Power cycle your PS5 The first potential fix you'll want to try is to power cycle your PS5. To do this, shut down your console and, after five seconds, unplug it. Wait 10 seconds and then plug it back in. After rebooting, your PlayStation 5 will have a fresh start that can get rid of any issues you may have been experiencing. Update the software Next, you'll want to check for a system upda...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00 PM
Dead Island 2 has numerous systems for you to lose yourself in. This can be anything from the weighty combat, all the way to the loot side of the game. You can even go hunting for rare finds like blueprints and fuse boxes. One of the things you're definitely going to be doing in Dead Island 2 however is using weapons, whether that be a burnt piece of timber, or a shotgun to really let the zombies know who's boss. When it comes to using those weapons however, over time, you'll be outgrowing them and needing to get rid of some of them as you progress in the game. This then begs the question, in Dead Island 2, should you sell or scrap weapons? We've answered that question in this guide. Should you sell or scrap weapons in Dead Island 2? This question is an essential one to wonder while playing Dead Island 2, there's pros and cons to every option here, and even a third option to weigh up. Let's dive into it then, starting with selling items in Dead Island 2. Selling weapons Sel...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 1:14 PM
One of the first decisions you need to make is which character to play as in Dead Island 2. Each character comes with their own attributes; Toughness, Stamina, Health Recovery, Critical Damage, Agility, Peak Health, and Resilience. While the other attributes make sense upon reading them, the one that can be confusing is Resilience. Here is what Resilience is in Dead Island 2. Note: If you want to know how to play Dead Island 2 multiplayer, check out our guide. Dead Island 2: What is Resilience? While you can ignore the stats and opt to play as Lil Pump in Dead Island 2, if you are playing the game on a harder difficulty, you'll want to know what Resilience is. Resilience is your ability to withstand elemental damage. Fire, electricity, and acid are three elemental damage types you'll see a lot of in Dead Island 2 and if you have a character with high Resilience, you won't need to worry about that type of damage as much. Image: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios While th...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:40 PM
Dead Island 2 has a bunch of secrets to find. Whether that be the lore of a streamer house, or weapons to use against the never-ending horde of zombies, you can be sure to find a bunch of things in Dead Island 2's world. One of the things you can find around the world are blueprints, these can be new mods or perks for your weapons, which are a massive help in the ongoing battle against the zombies of Hell-A. The Reinforced perk is one of the earliest blueprints you can come across in Dead Island 2, but only if you know where to look. Here's our guide on where to find the Reinforced perk in Dead Island 2. Where to find the Reinforced perk in Dead Island 2 The location for the Reinforced perk is very early in Dead Island 2. Once you leave Emma's house after defending it from waves of zombies, and being able to access the game's co-op feature, you should come across a side quest from a man by the name of Curtis. The first step to obtaining the Reinforced perk is to accept this sid...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 11:12 AM
Dead Island 2 has numerous different enemies for you to test your mettle against in the highly anticipated sequel to Dead Island. You can swing your bat at anything from a Walker zombie, all the way to Crushers, which are formidable opponents. One of the zombie types in Dead Island 2 is the Screamer. The Screamer is an enemy that uses screams to lure and rile up zombies, and can be a pain to take down if you're unsure of how to do so. Here's our guide on how to beat Screamer zombies in Dead Island 2. How to beat Screamer zombies in Dead Island 2 Defeating Screamer zombies can seem hard at first glance, but luckily thanks to where they're introduced into Dead Island 2 there's a few things you have at your disposal that make this task a lot easier. The first tip to being able to beat Screamers is to keep your distance, as their scream can only affect a certain radius. This means you can stay away and use projectiles of firearms to do damage while they aren't doing any damage to...
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Saturday, April 22, 2023 6:00 PM
Privateer Press has announced the release of their latest terrain feature, the Bunker. This new building is a squat fortress that provides cover and elevation for models occupying its top floor, while also offering a nearly impervious interior that can accommodate up to a medium-based unit, insulating them against blast damage and preventing them from …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:00 PM
Vesuvius Media's new game, To Glory!, is currently on Kickstarter and has surpassed its funding goal of $10,000 with over $31,000 raised so far. To Glory! is a pirate-themed, family game that puts players in the role of a captain on a pirate ship, searching for hidden treasure while avoiding enemy ships, the gun tower, …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:00 PM
Mantic Games, the renowned miniatures and tabletop game publisher, has announced that the Pledge Manager for Dungeon Saga Origins is now live. The game, which is a new entry point for the Dungeon Saga series, is a thrilling dungeon crawler that combines classic fantasy with modern gameplay mechanics. Kickstarter campaign for the game was a …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Saturday, April 22, 2023 11:22 AM
Amazing Encounters & Quests: 5E Book with 36 In-Depth Encounters, Maps, and New Creatures Coming to Kickstarter in May
CZRPG has announced the launch of their latest product, Amazing Encounters & Quests. The book, which will be available on Kickstarter starting May 2nd, promises to provide Dungeon Masters with 36 detailed encounters, each supported by a unique and specific map, as well as new creatures with their own 5e stat blocks. Designed to help …
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, April 22, 2023 3:00 PM
The game in question was reportedly mentioned in court documents
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The trailers highlight the game's world
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, April 22, 2023 1:00 PM
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iDev Games Feed Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:25 PM
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