PCGamesN Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:18 PM
This Xbox Steam sale is great if you don't have Xbox Game Pass, or even if you do but you'd rather own certain games on Valve's storefront. The gaming arm of Microsoft is currently selling loads of its developed and published back catalogue on Steam at a greatly discounted price, with Gears of War, Halo, Forza, Age of Empires, and plenty of incredible indie hits making the cut - some of these are so good, they may as well feel like free games.
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PCGamesN Sunday, April 23, 2023 10:59 AM
As the Overwatch 2 roster continues to grow, its latest addition is one of its most complex yet, following a trend of more complicated Overwatch 2 characters that Blizzard says it intends to continue for the future of its multiplayer game. Following a series of rapid-response alterations to newcomer Lifeweaver, game director Aaron Keller reflects on the Overwatch 2 team's modern hero design philosophy and the importance of "high-impact abilities."All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:12 AM
April 23, 2023: We added another new Project Mugetsu code to our list and checked for inactive codes.
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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Siliconera Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:00 PM
When Sony released the PlayStation in Japan, it launched a system that would eventually become known for being home to some of the best RPGs at the time. After considering some PS4 and PS5 RPGs, we figured it'd be a good time to look back even further. Especially with Sony's recent initiatives meaning games like Legend of Dragoon are becoming playable on modern consoles again, we decided now would be a good time to talk about some PS1 RPGs we loved and would consider among the best again.
When I was a young lass playing the PS1, I was only playing platformers or fighting games that didn't require a lot of reading. That's because I literally could not really read English thanks to the fact that I was ESL. I also couldn't read Chinese or Japanese, which really limited me to games that required no reading. So RPGs were literally unplayable for me. It took years later (when I learned English) for me to have access to PS1 games again, and hooo-ly, but it was a treasure trove back then. Parasite Eve, Final Fantasy IX, Persona 2... How did people in the late 1990s and early 2000s get anything done? Aside from those three, I also really enjoyed Tales of Eternia. I found the story good, the characters great (it was my first time experiencing this wonderful thing called "character development"), and the battle system was fun enough that I had a blast even if I couldn't understand a lick of what I was doing. — Stephanie
I definitely grew up a Nintendo kid, so I missed most of the PS1 library at the time, and Sony's emphasis on 3D over 2D in the West means a lot of fare is constructed with early wobbly polygons and doesn't age quite so well. Thankfully? RPGs are among the most insulated from this problem. Still though, as I'm still a Nintendo kid at heart, I'm picking a game that's just a Nintendo title with the serial numbers filed off. Tear Ring Saga wasn't a huge departure for Shouzou Kaga, creator of Fire Emblem. Or any departure at all! It's the direct successor to Thracia 776, in both narrative scope and gameplay ideas. And the handy work of the fan translation community has made it more accessible than ever. (And if you like it? The much more ambitious Berwick Saga on PS2 is worth a look.) — Graham
I basically bought a PlayStation for Star Ocean: The Second Story. Back in the day, I stowed away video game magazine issues that essentially offered a full walkthrough for the game for years until I could finally afford to get the system and the title. When I did buy a used one, my first two titles were Star Ocean: The Second Story and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. In retrospect, I probably wouldn't call either the "best" the PS1 RPG the system had to offer, but Square Enix and Tri-Ace's PlayStation game will always be number one in my heart. — Jenni
Siliconera Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Ringabel from the Bravely Default series will be joining Good Smile Company's Pop Up Parade line of figures. The new figure will be released in August 2023 in Japan and will cost ¥4800/$35. Pre-orders for this figure open on April 21, 2023 and run until May 18, 2023. The figure can be pre-ordered at Goodsmile's American store page. It has a Q4 2023 launch in North America.
Ringabel is a playable character from the original Bravely Default and appears in the second game in the series as well. He is not alone in the Pop Up Parade series. Figures of the rest of the Bravely Default party are also part of the Pop Up Parade line. These figures include characters Agnes Oblige, Edea Lee, and Tiz Arrior.
Each figure comes with a base as seen in a gallery of Ringabel seen below.
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Bravely Default is a series of fantasy RPGs developed by Silicon Studios and published by Square Enix. It celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2022. The first game in the series, known as Bravely Default: Flying Fairy in Japan, was released in 2012 for the Nintendo DS and followed by two sequels. The first Bravely Second End Layer was released for the 3DS in 2015, while Bravely Default 2 was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2021.
The Ringabel figure will arrive in August 2023.
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Siliconera Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:00 AM
While Tatsuya Endo is best known for the manga Spy X Family at this point, the manga worked on many different titles. Often, certain themes or nothings feel like they're recurring. This feels especially true with Tista a past title Viz Media picked up for localization following Spy x Family's success, and it's fascinating to see how Endo tells this clandestine tale after getting to see the Forger family's adventures.
The star of this manga is Tista, a young college student known for her supernatural accuracy. She's been raised as an assassin since she was a child by a church. While she starts out the series with something of an ordinary life, as she's attending college, we quickly see the costs that come with the unnatural vision she possesses and trauma she experienced both due to the church and the missions she's been forced to undertake. It's definitely darker in tone than Spy x Family, though there are moments when her life is calmer than others.
In general, the concept feels familiar. Both Tista and Spy x Family play with the film noir genre. We're seeing two secretive agents. One is a more violent agent acting as an assassin. The other is a spy whose "wife" is an assassin. There's this balancing act where we see what their daily life is like. However, at the same time, flurried moments will involve leads taking on missions and even taking lives.
We also have that element of an "ordinary" person on the outside looking in. Here, it's Arty. The two meet by chance on the street, and he asks for an opportunity to draw her. He learns the two both were attending the same school. However, after another encounter between the two during which he sees her other side, we're watching his take on her life and that drive to learn more. While with Anya in Spy x Family, this can lead to more serious situations, Tatsuya Endo presents more realistic and dangerous repercussions and situations for Arty and Tista both in Spy x Family.
Not to mention there's also the idea that maybe Tista and Spy x Family's Loid didn't necessarily have the most "choice" when it came to their positions. Tragedies in Loid's life left him feeling like becoming a spy was something he had to do. Tista was being groomed for the role as an assassin since she was a child, even to her own detriment. It also provides a fascinating parallel. While both Loid and Tista are doing things that would potentially be for the greater good, with her story we're seeing how this more negatively impacts her life. With Loid, his need to form the Forger family ends up being a more positive and, in some ways, healthier development for him.
Put together and read alongside each other, both Tatsuya Endo's Tista and Spy x Family manga series are fascinating. The way the two seem to play with similar ideas in different ways is enthralling. Especially since each one better allows us to appreciate the levity and gravity in the other.
The first volume of Tatsuya Endo's Tista manga is available in English via Viz media. The second volume will appear outside Japan on July 4, 2023. The first four chapters are in the Shonen Jump digital vault. Viz also handles the English Spy x Family releases, and the anime is on Crunchyroll.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, April 23, 2023 10:53 AM
Dead Island 2 has numerous amounts of different items for you to find in locked containers around the game-world. These containers revolve around the player finding them, acknowledging they exist, then coming back at a later date to find the zombie that has the key, killing them, and opening the container. The item, usually a weapon, can be a nice addition to your arsenal. There are many of these around the world of Dead Island 2, and you'll probably stumble across a few on your adventure. One of these is next to the pool in the Halperin Hotel, and requires the Poolside Container key. Here's our guide on how to get the Poolside Container key in Dead Island 2. How to get the Poolside Container key in Dead Island 2 You're first able to find the Poolside Container in Dead Island 2 when you go to the Halperin Hotel for the first time. You sadly won't be able to open this container straight away, as the zombie that drops the key for this container won't be around until you progres...
Gamer Empire Sunday, April 23, 2023 1:01 PM
One of the most important basic resources in Rust is cloth. It is used to make a lot of vital items such as bandages, low grade fuel, clothes, beds, and more. Unfortunately, many new players might wander around the wilderness for days and only get 2 to 3 pieces of cloth by accident. Recommended Read: […]
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, April 23, 2023 4:00 PM
Welcome to the weekly roundup! In this new weekly series, we bring you all the latest news and updates from the world of tabletop gaming in video format. From new game releases to exciting Kickstarter campaigns, we cover it all. Our videos provide in-depth coverage of all the top stories from the previous week, including …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:13 PM
Warhammer fans are eagerly anticipating the reveals coming up at this year's Warhammer Fest, but there is more in store for this week than just that. From new pre-orders to fresh additions to Warhammer+, there is plenty for fans to sink their teeth into. First up, Combat Patrol: World Eaters is finally available for pre-order …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:38 AM
Paperback 10th Anniversary + Typewriter Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Goal with Over $109,000 Raised So Far
The popular card game Paperback has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, a new edition has been released on Kickstarter alongside a brand new travel word game called Typewriter. With 11 days still remaining on the campaign, it has already surpassed its initial goal of $10,000 by raising over $109,000. The …
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:00 PM
With a chance that it may be pushed further to "very, very early" June.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 23, 2023 2:00 PM
Developer HandyGames will host a pre-show
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 23, 2023 1:00 PM
The video highlights more gameplay elements
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