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PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 5:00 PM
     Waiting for Diablo 4? Torchlight Infinite aims to fill the gap in May

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.

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PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:44 PM
     Get ready for Hades 2 with Steam sale on Supergiant's unmissable past

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.

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PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:10 AM
     Minecraft update fixes lag spikes and archaeological mistake

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 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.

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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.

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Siliconera Saturday, April 22, 2023 3:00 PM

New Overwatch Hero Lifeweaver Kinda Sucks, and That's Ok

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. 

New Overwatch Hero Lifeweaver Kinda Sucks, and That's Ok

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

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Nikol and Glimmer

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
     Dead Island 2 Ps5 CrashingWhile 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 Trailers Beach PierDead 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
     Dead Island 2 ResilienceOne 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 Reinforced PerkDead 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 Screamer FeaturedDead 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
     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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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, April 22, 2023 1:00 PM

iDev Games Feed Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:25 PM
     This is a ninja game....

Apr 22, 10:00

PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:22 AM
     Project Mugetsu codes April 2023

April 22, 2023: We added another new Project Mugetsu code to our list.

Want all the new Project Mugetsu codes? The anime combat game has taken Roblox by storm as of late, meaning you're likely on the hunt for active PM codes that will give you the edge against your opponents in the heat of battle. The codes in our list down below serve up a nice variety of wonderful gifts, ranging from mastery and gold boosts to free spins and rerolls. It's important to redeem them as soon as they drop, as they won't remain active forever.

Creating a fresh character in the free PC game can be tough, and having to fight Hollow to level up can be a grindy process, so getting a bunch of gifts as you begin your journey will make the Bleach-inspired Roblox anime brawler a much more enjoyable experience. Below you'll find all the latest PM codes to help you out with the Easter update and beyond, including information on the rewards you'll get for redeeming each one.

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PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:22 AM
     Far Cry 6 leads the charge as more Ubisoft games come to Steam soon

Far Cry 6 is among several Ubisoft games coming to Steam over the next two months as the publisher behind the Tom Clancy games continues its return to Valve's PC gaming platform. The open-world game starring Giancarlo Esposito, known best for his role as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, follows in the footsteps of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, The Division 2, and Anno 1800 as a Far Cry 6 release date on Steam is set following previous Epic and Ubisoft store exclusivity.

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PCGamesN Saturday, April 22, 2023 6:25 AM
     XDefiant beta extended as reaction

The Tom Clancy's XDefiant beta is being extended, giving players a bit longer to play Ubisoft's series-spanning free-to-play FPS game. The closed beta for potential Call of Duty rival XDefiant, which brings together characters from Tom Clancy games including The Division, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Recon, has seen big Twitch viewer numbers and a generally positive reaction from players, despite what Ubisoft Executive producer Mark Rubin calls "serious flaws."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:00 AM

Alice0 is on holiday, which means I have once again seized the wheel on this bus and will drive it right into the next fake tunnel painted on a cliff that I see, like goddam Wile E. Coyote. Or at least I would, if we didn't all have quite sensible offerings this week - with one notable exception that I trust you'll be about to spot without me specifically pointing it out. In my case I'm back cleaning things in a sim game once again, something which I show no signs of getting bored with yet. I need someone to stand near me when I do cleaning in real life and go "DING!" when I finish it.

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Siliconera Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:00 AM

Final Fantasy VII Remake Rude

Square Enix shared more trivia about Final Fantasy VII Remake, and it's shining the spotlight on Rude for today. It previously shared concept art and character details for Reno, who is Rude's work partner in the game. Rude's post mostly focuses on his design, though.

There are a lot of close-ups on the various details that make up Rude's look in Final Fantasy VII Remake. He uses a tie tack pin on his necktie and, unlike Tseng and Reno, he wears a black shirt. The tweet does not give an explanation, so there might not be any deeper meaning behind this. Square Enix also stated that the development team put a lot of effort into designing both his sunglasses and his eyes. It wanted Rude to look like a different person once he took off his glasses.


Ever since the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix shared behind-the-scenes information on things like concept art and trivia. As mentioned earlier, it Tweeted about Reno not so long ago, with some concept art on the various tools that he uses in combat. Other characters that Square Enix showcased recently include Barret and Don Corneo.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC.

The post Rude Has Lots of Accessories in Final Fantasy VII Remake appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:19 AM
     Dredge How To Complete The A Place To Rest Pursuit Featured ImageOut on the shadowy seas of Dredge, one of the best ways to acquire new items and resources is to help the colorful characters you meet out with their pressing problems. These problems take the form of Pursuits, the quest lines that run like fishing wire throughout the game. One of the earliest Pursuits you'll encounter in Dredge is A Place to Rest, found on the opening isle of Greater Marrow, and this guide will teach you exactly how to complete it. How to help a Builder out in Dredge Step 1: Head to Greater Marrow and start the Pursuit Screenshot by PC Invasion The A Place to Rest Pursuit is given to you by the Builder, a character who appears on Greater Marrow once you've received dredging equipment from the Collector on Blackstone Isle. You'll need to select her name on the left-hand side of the screen to talk to her. Once you do, she'll ask you a few questions, and express her desire to leave Greater Marrow for islands new. She'll then task you with setting up a shelter ...

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 10:30 PM

Cancel FFXIV Sub

Final Fantasy XIV is a subscription based MMORPG, this means that players must pay to access the game. And whatever reason may arise, there may come a time when you want to cancel your FFXIV subscription. While the Mog Station website may look a bit intimidating, cancelling your subscription is fairly painless.

First, you'll need to sign into Mog Station. You do this with the same information you use to log into Final Fantasy XIV. Mog Station is Square Enix's all encompassing Final Fantasy XIV platform. This is where you manage your sub, purchase items, and redeem game related item codes. On the left-hand side of the screen, you'll see the "Service Account Status" option. Clicking this will take you to the page where you can cancel your FFXIV subscription.

This is also where you can set up a reoccurring subscription, or even renew your subscription if you intend on returning to the game. However, if you're looking to redeem game time, you'll want to click on the "Registration Code" option on the website. This is where you can add game time, or enter item codes, and manage other optional paid services.

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

The post How to Cancel Your FFXIV Subscription appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 10:00 PM

Aithon FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV offers a plethora of mounts for players to collect, ranging from meticulously constructed magitek to fearsome looking dragons. Obtaining these mounts can be as simple as going through the main scenario, or by running Savage or Extreme trials. One such mount players can obtain in FFXIV is the Aithon, and in order to do so players will need it's whistle. This can be done in one of two ways, with both being relatively simple depending on how you'd like to go ab out it.

The Aithion is a unique horse mount that drops from The Bowl of Embers Extreme. Running The Bowl of Embers Extreme in FFXIV will have a chance of dropping the Aithon Whistle, which will grant the player the fiery red horse. Thankfully, running The Bowl of Embers is extremely simple now, and relatively quick. And unlocking it can be done with ease as well. The only requirements to unlock The Bowl of Embers Extreme are as follows:

  • Must be a Disciple of War or Magic Level 50
  • Have the "Ifrit Ain't Broke" quest unlocked

From there, you will have access to The Bowl of Embers Extreme. You can run this unsync'd through the duty finder menu to breeze through this Extreme trial in a flash. However, keep in mind that if you are not running this at level 90 unsync, you will want to refrain from burning Ifrit down below 15% without doing the nail mechanic. Otherwise, you will instantly wipe and die.

Another method is to participate in the Moogle Treasure Trove event and obtain the Aithon Whistle using Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity. It can be purchased for 30 Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity through the applicable vendor in Gridania, Ul'dah, and Limsa Lominsa.

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

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 9:30 PM

Gyr Abanian Plait FFXIV

Like most modern MMOs, Final Fantasy XIV features a character creation system where players can select various features for their avatar. As the game has continued, Square Enix has released additional hairstyles either through update patches directly into the character creator, or through special items used to obtain them. The Gyr Abanian Plait in FFXIV is one of the most sought after hairstyles, and there will be a way to obtain it that won't relegate players to running Heaven-on-High for a chance to get it at random.

Originally, the Gyr Abanian Plait could only be acquired through running one of the FFXIV Deep Dungeons, Heaven-on-High. Through this dungeon you would acquire drops that could then be identified for the possibility of it turning into this hairstyle. Due to the popularity of it, and the fact that it's a random drop, has made it fairly pricy on the in-game market board. That said, players will have an opportunity to obtain it through the Moogle Treasure Trove event in April 2023.

Participating in the event will allow you to obtain Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity. These can then be traded in for the Modern Aesthetics - Gyr Abanian Plait item at any of the applicable vendors in Ul'dah, Gridania, or Limsa Lominsa. It can be obtained for a total of 50 Irregular Tomestones of Mendancity, which will be a bit of a grind but an actual way to obtain the hairstyle without any kind of chance involved.

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

The post How to Get the Gyr Abanian Plait Hairstyle FFXIV appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 9:00 PM

Ixion Clarion FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV allows for players to obtain unique mounts through Savage and Extreme Trials, as well as through FATEs found in the overworld. One of the most coveted mounts in obtained through FATEs in FFXIV is Ixion, the thunder horse seen in Final Fantasy X, which can be summoned through the use of the Ixion Clarion. The mount was made available through the Stormblood expansion, and was a fairly tough one to obtain, requiring players to grind out specific FATEs in The Lochs in Gyr Abania.

After completing the prerequisites to get Ixion to spawn, players will also need the Stygian Ash item to remove the protective barrier around Ixion to actually do damage to it. A total of 12 Ixion Horns will be needed in order to receive the Ixion Clarion in FFXIV through its more traditional method. 6 Ixion Horns will be rewarded for gold participation in the event, with the lowest amount of horns received at bronze rank, which is 2. After the 12 horns are obtained go to Rhalgr's Reach and speak to Eschina to receive the Clarion.

Other methods include doing the Faux Hollows weekly Unreal Trial, with the Ixion Clarion costing 400 Faux Leaves. It will take a handful of weeks to obtain the Ixion Clarion by this method. The other is doing the Wonderous Trials and obtaining a Khloe's Gold Certificate of Commendation. However, an easier method is available, albeit temporary.

Another way to obtain the Ixion Clarion is through participation in the Moogle Treasure Trove event by obtaining Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity. It can be purchased for 50 Irregular Tomestones of Mendacity through the applicable vendor in Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah, or Gridania. This is arguably faster than running Unreal Trials for weeks on end, or by completing your Wonderous Trials. So it is advised to take advantage of this event while it's available and get the Ixion Clarion if you don't already have it.

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

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 8:30 PM

The Quintessential Quintuplets Gotopazu Story opening movie but it got delayed

Mages announced that the upcoming The Quintessential Quintuplets: Gotopazu Story game will be delayed. Its original release date was May 25, 2023. However, in order to improve on its overall quality, it will push back that release date to June 29, 2023. The developer apologized for the trouble and disappointment that this delay will inevitably cause both stores and consumers.

The delay of The Quintessential Quintuplets: Gotopazu Story is not the only news Mages has about the game, though. It has also uploaded the opening animation onto YouTube. The song is "My Hero," and Natsumi Takamori sings it. Takamori plays Raiha Uesugi, who is a major supporting character and the younger sister of the protagonist. This is a new original song that is specifically for the Gotopazu Story port.

You can watch the opening for The Quintessential Quintuplet: Gotopazu Story here:


The Quintessential Quintuplets: Gotopazu Story will be the console port of the mobage The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Quintuplets Can't Evenly Split a Puzzle. It was a puzzle game similar to Bejeweled, with lots of story parts in between levels. The console port will only retain the story parts, making it closer to a visual novel.

The Quintessential Quintuplets will come out on June 29, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and the PS4.

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 8:00 PM

Fire Emblem Engage Alear

Results from a poll translated by Serenes Forest from Nintendo Dream magazine named Alear the most popular Fire Emblem Engage character. The poll was announced back in February 2023, and the results were published in the June 2023 issue of Nintendo Dream. Also included was a two-sided poster of ranking characters and part two of a developer interview that began in the previous issue. Alear came out on top, followed Diamant and Alfred the lords of Brodia and Firiné. [Thanks, Serenes Forest!]

The top 25 ranking characters are as follows:

  1. Alear
  2. Diamant
  3. Alfred
  4. Alcryst
  5. Yunaka
  6. Sommie
  7. Céline
  8. Pandrea
  9. Veyle
  10. Ivy
  11. Framme
  12. Etié
  13. Lapis
  14. Anna
  15. Louis
  16. Goldmary
  17. Hortensia
  18. Boucheron
  19. Chloé
  20. Amber
  21. Kagetsu
  22. Clanne
  23. Panette
  24. Fogado
  25. Vander

In addition to Alear, winning big are most of the Fire Emblem Engage Lords and their siblings, with only Timerra missing out on the top 25. Also of note is that 17 of the top 25 also join your roster in the first half of the game, which could be attributed to players having more time to get to know the characters.

Certain late joiners like Saphir and Lindon were also not included in the poll. 14 other characters did not place in the top 25. Among them are Citrine, Griss, Jean, Lumera, Marni, Mauvier, Merrin, Rosado, Timerra, and Zephia.

Fire Emblem Engage is immediately available on Nintendo Switch. An expansion pass is also available. Those looking for more thoughts on Fire Emblem Engage can read Siliconera's Most and Least useful characters.

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 7:30 PM

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection just started appearing on the Famitsu sales charts and it already topped it. This chart uses data from April 10-16, 2023, and includes both physical and digital copies. The Switch version of the game is in first place, and the PS4 version is in fifth. In total, it has sold over 60,000 units during its first week in Japan. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The vast majority of the Famitsu sales ranking for April 10-16, 2023 are Nintendo Switch games. Regardless, since Legacy Collection came out on April 14, 2023, this means that it has sold at least 60,000 copies across two of its platforms.

Here are the rankings, along with how many copies each game sold during the week:

  1. Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (Switch): 52,375 copies
  2. Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe (Switch): 11,372 copies
  3. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet (Switch): 9,499 copies
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 9,071 copies
  5. Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4): 7,871 copies
  6. Minecraft (Switch): 7,307 copies
  7. Resident Evil 4 Remake (PS4): 7,189 copies
  8. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 7,147 copies
  9. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 5,564 copies
  10. Dokapon Kingdom: Connect (Switch): 5,411 copies

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a compilation of ten Mega Man games. Not only does it have the six mainline titles, but it also has the various versions that came out starting with the third entry. All of the Patch Cards are also in this collection, and there is a new Buster Max Mode to help you power through regular battles.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is available on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 7:00 PM

Watch Yoshitaka Amano Draw Cuphead Art

Studio MDHR got artist Yoshitaka Amano to create new Cuphead character art ahead of the game's Japanese debut. While the game showed up in the country digitally already, the physical release occurred in the region on April 20, 2023. Amano's art is the cover art for the soundtrack included with it.

First, Yoshitaka Amano draws the Cuphead characters like the Devil, Cuphead, and Mugman while looking at Studio MDHR reference art. The brothers appear first. After that, the antagonist is designed with the brothers and Ms. Chalice with them. In the third piece, the two cups appear together. Work on the final design begins at about the 4:35 mark.

While Yoshitaka Amano is arguably best known for Final Fantasy art, the artist worked on a number of additional series. For example, he drew a Detective Comics Batman cover. He also drew a Harley Quinn comic cover. He's designed Magic the Gathering cards too.

Cuphead is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. So is its The Delicious Last Course DLC. A cartoon based on the game can be streamed via Netflix. People with Tesla cars can also play a version of the shoot'em up on that as well.

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 6:30 PM

Golden Week Japan

Golden Week is one of several national holidays in Japan, and what makes this one so special is that is spans a significant amount of time. During Golden Week, most businesses are on holiday, which explains why news from outlets or information from Japanese developers enter something of a lull during this period. This week long holiday will span from April 29, 2023 to May 5, 2023. The reason for this extended holiday is that a handful of holidays take place during this window of time.

What are the Golden Week holidays in Japan?

  • Showa Day - April 29, 2023
  • Constitution Memorial Day - May 3, 2023
  • Greenery Day - May 4, 2023
  • Children's Day - May 5, 2023

While some businesses are outright closed during this period, those living in Japan oftentimes take this period of work off as well. Additionally, developers will hold sales during this period. For example, Square Enix held a sale for its Kingdom Hearts series, along with Final Fantasy VII Remake at a discount. Even publishers and developers such as Microsoft have begun to hold Golden Week sales within the Japanese region. Though, these largely include games made by Japanese developers, such as Bandai Namco.

This means that there could be additional sales once Golden Week appears. Those with Japanese PlayStation Network, Nintendo, or Microsoft accounts could make use of this to obtain games at a significantly cheaper price.

Golden Week in Japan will take place from April 29, 2023 to May 5, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 21, 2023 6:00 PM

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Riku

Nintendo shared more information about Z, N, and Riku, returning characters in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC. Z seems to be working alongside Shulk and Rex before the events of the DLC. N is one of the Colony consuls, and he is sent to attack The City on Z's orders. Meanwhile, Riku can upgrade the party's weapons.


Z seems to be allied with Shulk and Rex in the cutscene when they meet the mysterious figure that resembles Alvis. Z faces him and says "Is this how badly you wish to erases us, my god?" Meanwhile, N is one of the highest ranking members of Moebius and a consul. He works for Z, and attacks The City under his orders, killing Matthew's grandfather Ghondor in the process.


Riku will appear in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC. While he said in the main game that he is a "common variety nopon," he seems to have some secrets up his sleeve. He can upgrade the party's weapons. Additionally, during a conversation between Nikol and Shulk, Riku reveals that he was the one to create Shulk's prosthetic arm. However, Shulk says that the arm is a bit squeaky.


N is voiced by Ryohei Arai in the Japanese dub of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. He is known for voicing Willem Kmetsch in WorldEnd, and Toshiie "Toshi" Homura in Battle Spirits: Burning Soul.

Z is voiced by Akio Otsuka, who previously voiced Big Boss, Venom Snake, and Old Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, as well as The Sundown Kid in Live A Live.

Riku is voiced by Sayaka Senbongi. She voiced Mumei in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Claire Kokonoe in Chronicles of the Going Home Club.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch. The Future Redeemed DLC will appear with Wave 4 of the DLC Expansion Pass on April 25, 2023.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 21, 2023 6:09 PM
     Dead Island 2 Side Mission Los Angeles VistaWhen going through Dead Island 2's campaign, you will inevitably come across the game's many sidequests. In all, Dead Island 2 contains 33 side missions to tackle alongside the game's 24 main story missions. Naturally, these side missions become available at certain points in the campaign, so you can always tackle one if you need a break from the story. However, you can't complete every side mission before beating the story, as the game does include a few postgame sidequests to play through. Note that finishing the story allows you to free roam and fast travel across the map, so you may find it easier to do every sidequest right at the end. Whatever you decide to do, here is a complete list of every side mission you can find across each region in Dead Island 2. Note that this list does not include the Lost and Found quests, an entirely different category of optional quests unlocked by beating both story and side missions. Whereas Dead Island 2 hides Lost ...