Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 7:40 PM
Redfall, a vampire shooter out this week on Xbox and PC, was developed by Arkane Studios, the same team behind classics like Dishonored and Prey. It's one of Microsoft's first-party exclusives for 2023, a big release for the company's Game Pass subscription service. And by most accounts, it sucks.
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 6:45 PM
While we wait for Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, a troupe of modders known as Garden of Eyes is working on an overhaul mod to FromSoftware's latest "You Died" open-world RPG, which will introduce new weapons, additional skins for Torrent, and Bloodborne-style gun parries to The Lands Between. As it continues…
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:45 PM
The PlayStation 4 was the graphical shot in the arm console gaming needed after the very very lengthy PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation, which saw the consoles struggling to meet games' increasing graphical demands by the early 2010s.
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:25 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:46 PM
In the spring of 2011, Japanese broadcasters declined to air two episodes from the Pokémon anime due to a catastrophic earthquake. While the networks originally promised to air them at a later date, these episodes never materialized. Now, thanks to the efforts of a fan who tracked down a copy of the script, we're…
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:55 PM
In most games, when a cheater gets caught in the act, they receive their just desserts in the form of a swift ban. Goodbye! But sometimes developers want to have a little more fun at the loser's expense, go an extra mile to do something a little more memorable and elaborate. Maybe they disable the cheater's guns in…
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00 PM
In Star Wars, death is just a detour. A minor inconvenience. If you are famous or well-liked, odds are you'll be back, either through the magic of prequels or through just being straight-up brought back to life to get fans all excited. And this tradition continues in the recently released Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,…
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:30 PM
Though Respawn Entertainment's gargantuan Metroidvania Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was only released a few days ago, on April 28, the $70 game is already $10 off. Amazon recently added a sneaky "apply $10 coupon" box you can click while purchasing physical copies for PS5 and Xbox Series X online.
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:01 PM
The entirety of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recently leaked online over a week ahead of the game's May 12 release date. Now some players are making their way through it and streaming their journey for all to see while hackers comb through the game's files for more clues. As a result, we've already…
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:40 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:10 PM
I'm not a prude about war games, but real war is so horrifying that I always need some abstraction to get into it. The outlandish outfit designs in Fire Emblem and the cat ears in Arknights create a bit of cognitive distance from the harsh realities of armed conflict I learned about in school, allowing me to embrace…
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00 PM
The League of Legends 13.9 patch notes are here, as Riot Games readies up for an even bigger MOBA patch with 13.10 by getting in the new Neeko midscope and champion adjustments, alongside the new mute and report functionality, and all the skin and chromas you could ask for in League of Legends.How much have I spent on League of Legends?, League of Legends patch 13.6, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:18 PM
Looking for a list of all the Redfall fast travel locations? The town of Redfall can be quite the hostile place, so you're going to need to find the game's fast travel locations if you want to expedite your progress through its deadly world. When you die, you'll find yourself back at the one you used last and, since locations can be quite far from one another, you're probably not going to want to walk all the way back just to die and have do it all over again. This guide is going to show you where to find fast travel locations in Redfall as well as explain how they work. That way you'll be able to get back into the action faster and not spend as much time wandering.
If you're just starting out in Redfall, be sure to check out our Redfall weapons guide and rundown of the best Redfall character to pick. We've also written up a full Redfall review, casting a critical eye on Arkane's latest.
Continue reading Redfall fast travel locations and mapsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Redfall review, Redfall best character, Redfall weapons
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:37 PM
Looking for the best Stardew Valley mods? The mod scene has been thriving on PC despite having no official Steam Workshop support. Dedicated modders have been working to alter almost everything available in the game, from adding game-breaking cheats like god mode to texture overhauls that turn Stardew Valley into a pixelated fairytale.
Despite thousands of daily concurrent players still enjoying the base indie game, Stardew Valley is getting on a bit, so we can't blame you for wanting to shake things up. Thankfully, and predictably, the modding community is here to help bring other IPs to the valley, along with new maps and even improvements to married life. We've compiled our favourite Stardew Valley mods that celebrate the creativity of the modding scene. Here are our top picks that provide visual overhauls, gameplay changes, and, yes, even some cheats, making one of the best PC games even better.
Continue reading The best Stardew Valley mods 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:46 PM
I know what you're thinking: Titanfall 3 is never going to happen and that makes you, and I, both very sad. A sequel to what I believe to be the best single-player FPS game campaign ever conceived doesn't appear to be on the horizon at Respawn, but how does getting the band back together for one more album sound? It's not a Titanfall 2 sequel, but that's still pretty good, right?Titanfall 2 class guide, Titanfall 2 PC port review, Titanfall 2 campaign review
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:29 PM
Looking for Valorant crosshair codes to help your performance? Crosshair codes in the Riot Games FPS are more complex and customisable than ever, thanks to a recent update. With a complex-looking string of numbers, letters, and symbols, you can change your in-game sights to match players from your favourite esports teams such as DRX, Fnatic, or The Guard, or make your own entirely.
Many of the best PC games with pro teams like to come up with ways for FPS game players to show allegiance to their favourite players. For example, Rainbow Six Siege has charms and Valorant has gun buddies. Custom crosshairs take things to another level though, and can even help you achieve a similar level of accuracy as your favourite pros, too. Different colours or sizes can make your crosshair stand out more, potentially affecting your accuracy. We've collected codes for all of the big teams in one place, so you don't have to go hunting around too much in order to equip your favourite Valorant characters with your chosen sight.
Continue reading The best Valorant crosshairs and codesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Valorant Night Market dates, Valorant ranks order, distribution, and ranking system explained, Valorant crosshair codes
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:24 PM
Wondering about the new Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotics? No need to fiddle through your collections - we have a full list of all the new Exotic guns and armour pieces that await you in the latest expansion.
If you're wondering where you'll find these golden goodies, we can help with that too. Generally, new Exotic armour pieces are earned through completing Destiny 2 Legendary Lost Sectors, and the Lightfall raid, while newer Exotic guns tend to be linked to quests - more on all that below. Older Exotics, both weapons and armour, can be bought from Xur, drop from certain activities, or, if you're very lucky, just while you're out in the world. Read on for a full list of every new Exotic in Destiny 2's Lightfall expansion - on which point, note that you'll need to own the latest expansion to have access to these.
Continue reading All Destiny 2 Lightfall ExoticsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:21 PM
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombies remains, perhaps, the dumbest, funnest, and most colourful the Activision and Treyarch FPS game series has ever been. With no undead-blasting modes in either Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2, and the halcyon days of 2012 now long behind us, you'd be forgiven for thinking the best of CoD zombies was a thing of the past. But a new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 mod is bringing the co-op survival shooter back to life with new maps, game modes, and piles of restored cut content, and you can play it right now.Best FPS games on PC, The best zombie games, The best co-op games
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:03 PM
Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.
Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels, which is something you'll want to maximise your chances for with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date that recently passed. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, or to Grandmaster difficulty when such strikes are available if you have a fireteam up to the task.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:17 PM
When is the next Steam sale date? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre specific sales, it's a good idea to keep these dates to hand.
Fortunately, Valve has released the entire Steam sale dates for the rest of the year, so you can plan your wishlist ahead of time. Whether you're looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or survival games to test your endurance, there's something for everyone on Steam. The seasonal sales are much bigger and last one to two weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available with chunkier discounts. The Steam summer and winter sales are the big ones for the calendar and summer is not far off, and though there's currently no Steam sale running, Sports Fest starts mid-May.
Continue reading When is the next Steam sale?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:25 PM
What are Redfall system requirements? You can now play Arkane's vampire-infested co-op caper on Steam and PC Game Pass, but your rig may need a RAM revamp before you can jump in. The developer's graphics card recommendations are equally menacing, so you'll want to read on if you're planning on loading up the supernatural FPS romp.
Continue reading Redfall system requirementsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:14 PM
The Avatar Frontiers of Pandora release date? With the latest entry in the film series finally out in the wild, it hopefully won't be long before you can traverse the dense jungles of Pandora yourself. Tackling the Western Frontier and using nature itself as your weapon, you'll be tasked with pushing back the RDA forces and reclaiming what is rightfully yours.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is an action-adventure game from developers Massive Entertainment, whose previous offerings include the Division 2, and South Park: The Fractured but Whole. In Frontiers of Pandora, you'll take control of the Na'Vi in a never before seen region of the planet; the Western Frontier. You'll have to use every resource at your disposal to come out victorious in what will hopefully be one of the best PC games of 2023, or whichever year it ends up releasing in.Avatar game release date, Where to watch Avatar 2., Avatar 2 cast
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:05 PM
Are you looking for Destiny 2 Lost Sector locations for today's daily Legend and Master Lost Sector? Before you can take on Legend Lost Sectors, you need to complete all the normal Lost Sectors first. If you don't, the new Legend Lost Sectors will not appear on the map. Each day, the location, modifiers, and rewards rotate out for something new.
While many Exotics can be bought from Xûr or even in the world loot pool, the Destiny 2 Exotics in these special Lost Sector instances cannot, forcing players to explore these dangerous areas if they want the best equipment available. It's important to remember that exotic drops are not guaranteed after completing these quests, so you may have to run through the same Lost Sector multiple times. You can go through the quests in the free PC game with a fireteam, but your rewards will be reduced to Enhancement Cores only.
Continue reading What is the Destiny 2 Lost Sector today?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:19 PM
Looking for the Redfall Ferry Key? You wake up in the control room of a ferry, groggy and badly hurt. It's still daylight outside so you know you've got a small amount of time before the real nasties show their face. To get off the beached ship, you'll have to find the Ferry Key, and fast.
Redfall lets you tackle the vampire hordes your way, whether that be a solo, stealthy approach, or with a few of your best chums, blasting anything that moves. This early mission in the co-op game, however, sees you alone and vulnerable, scouring for the one item that'll save you. Here's how to get the Redfall Ferry Key.
Continue reading Where to find the Redfall Ferry KeyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Redfall review, Redfall best character, Redfall weapons
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:55 PM
We've been writing about Skywind for nine years. The ambitious modding project aims to import the entirery of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind into the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim engine. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Morrowind, the Skywind team have released a 21 minute video of a single quest in Skywind.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:24 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:56 PM
Each game in the Super Mega Baseball series strips the sport back to its fundamentals: pitching, batting, and making its big-headed players cry. That makes it a baseball series that someone with no understanding of the sport can enjoy - and I would know.
Now Super Mega Baseball 4 has been announced, and for the first time it's got a roster of pros to play with - or former pros, at least.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:12 PM
No one on RPS having much fun with Redfall so far, but perhaps you want to try Arkane's open world vampire shooter for yourself. Game Pass would be a good way to do that, particularly if you have a free trial.
As of today, any Game Pass subscriber can offer up to five friends a 14-day free trial to PC Game Pass. So I guess it's time to bug your friends.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:30 PM
So far, I wouldn't say Redfall is a "mess". A mess, to me, implies an excess of things that become a horrible, overwhelming tangle. Having played the vampiric FPS for a clutch of hours now, I'd say it feels more like an "absence". Arkane's latest strikes me as an open world shooter with a few simple strands that never seem to go anywhere. Occasionally, there are flashes of a team that - as we all know - are capable of brilliance, but Redfall has me following a path of irritation, and feeling a slight sadness for what might've been.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:00 PM
One of 2022's bestest games, tabletop-ish RPG Citizen Sleeper is now being turned into an actual tabletop game called Cycles Of The Eye, designed by series' creator Gareth Damian Martin and long-time TTRPG smith Alfred Valley. Indie book publisher Lost In Cult have launched their latest campaign to crowdfund Cycles Of The Eye, as well as their next art book focused on the game's dystopian cyberpunk world.
Twinfinite Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:11 PM
There's a lot at stake.
Twinfinite Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:10 PM
Bring more life into these undead mechanics.
Twinfinite Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00 PM
I expected to fight vampires, but the bugs were a previously unknown enemy.
Twinfinite Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:01 PM
(Dis)honoring the past.
Twinfinite Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:41 PM
Who needs stakes and guns when you have your fists?
Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 7:00 PM
Kadokawa revealed that a new Oshi no Ko figure of Ai Hoshino is on the way. It will be a part of Kadokawa's KDcolle series. It will be a 1/7 scale plastic figure, painted in full color, and it stands at approximately 8.5 inches, or 215mm in height. A stand is included with the figure as well. The figure costs 21,780 JPY (or roughly $160 USD), and it is scheduled to release on November 2023 in Japan. Pre-orders for the figure will close on May 24, 2023.
The new Oshi no Ko Ai Hoshino figure depicts the titular character of the series in her idol outfit, holding a microphone in one hand while pointing at the crowd while performing. Different facial expressions for the figure will be included.
In addition, a new teaser video for the figure was released showcasing all its features and details. You can watch the teaser video for the Ai Hoshino figure, as well as a gallery of the figure in more detail here:
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The recent anime adaptation of Oshi no Ko is streaming on HIDIVE, and Yen Press handles the English localization of the manga. An English website for the anime adaptation opened recently.
The new Oshi no Ko Ai Hoshino figure is now available for pre-order in Japan. Pre-orders close on May 24, 2023 in Japan. The figure costs 21,780 JPY (~$160 USD), and it will release on November 2023. We don't know if it will be sold worldwide yet.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 6:00 PM
Cover announced a digital message board is now available in preparation for the Hololive English 1st Concert: Connect the World. People can purchase their own digital messages to be included in the boards, which will appear at the event. In addition, each purchase will include a bonus voice from one of the VTubers performing. It costs $21 for a text message and $41 for one with an image.
The digital messages can be either a text message with a 170-characters limit or an image. In the case of images, they must be 520x520 px and be in a JPG, PNG, or PDF format. The submitted digital messages will appear on stage from when the doors open until the start of the concert and also on the event's special website.
Cover posted an official application form that lets you submit the message or upload the picture by checking your order number. In case of not using the form or submitting something against the guidelines, there will be a default message prepared by the company instead.
As for the bonuses, fans can choose from all the Hololive English VTubers to get their own special voiced line. However, there is only one liver's voice per purchase. If someone wants to get two or more, you have to buy each package separately.
Previously, Cover announced a series of special merchandise packs for people to buy in preparation for the concert, although they were only available until April 23, 2023. Each pack included a commemorative shirt, a penlight, a towel, and an acrylic panel.
The Hololive English 1st Concert: Connect the World will be held on July 2, 2023, at the Inglewood, California YouTube Theater. The orders for the digital messages with the special voices will be open until May 22, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:00 PM
Nintendo released a new update patch for Splatoon 3. It's not a huge update and mostly focused on a few fixes, along with a change to Splatfests. The patch is ready to be installed now.
The main purpose of this new Splatoon 3 update has been to add data related to upcoming Splatfests. However, there's an additional change, as Nintendo are changing the brightness and color choices for ink during Splatfests. There will also be changes to ink coloring for the Color Lock accessibility feature which will be added in the next patch.
Elsewhere, the new Splatoon 3 update focuses on a few bug fixes. A crash during a Special Wave of Salmon Run has been fixed. A bug that caused music and animation to desync during Splatfest Plaza performances has also been fixed. In addition, players will no longer lose changes to their locker if they're editing during a schedule transition.
The new update comes just before the latest Splatfest event. In celebration of the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it will be themed around the Triforce. Players can choose to be part of teams for power, wisdom or courage. The Splatfest takes place on 5-7 May, 2023.
Splatoon 3 is available now for Nintendo Switch.
The post New Splatoon 3 Update Patch Focuses on Splatfest Changes and Fixes appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:30 PM
Nintendo shared a new short clip of Link using monster materials in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. In the new footage shared on the official The Legend of Zelda Japanese Twitter account, Link throws White Chuchu Jelly by itself on a new type of enemy, without using his new Fuse ability. White Chuchu Jelly instantly freezes enemies, leaving them open to attacks.
In the short clip, Link is shown scrolling through a list of materials that include some precious gems, different varieties of Chuchu jellies, and Keese eyes and wings. These were also shown in the latest 10-minute-long gameplay video released by Nintendo. The video also shows that Link can sort the materials in the list by different metrics, but only Fuse attack power has been shown so far. At the end of the clip, Link throws White Chuchu Jelly on a new type of enemy that looks similar to Bokoblins and Moblins, instantly freezing it.
You can take a look at new The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom footage of Link utilizing monster materials during combat here:
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. Nintendo recently revealed the English voice actor for Zelda in the upcoming Tears of the Kingdom.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:00 PM
In HoYoVerse games, we've tended to see player protagonists and main characters who tend to be generally kind and polite people. Kiana Kaslana from Honkai Impact 3rd is an optimistic, kind, and dedicated. Likewise, both Aether and Lumine from Genshin Impact are always very pleasant and tend to be willing to go out of their way for people, teasing of Paimon aside, with most of the silent protagonists' lines being largely "good." Rosa, the main character in Tears of Themis, is also very smart, justice-driven, and willing to help. Meanwhile, the Honkai: Star Rail Trailblazer Stelle and Caelus avatar options can often be a sarcastic, pessimistic, lazy, self-serving, dumpster-diving gremlin. Simply put, it's refreshing to get the option to be more of a "well, I guess I'm here and will do it" person.
Part of it comes from their general appearances. Both the Caelus and Stelle Trailblazer options in Honkai: Star Rail are delightfully disheveled. Part of it could come from their origins. After all, Kafka woke them up by shoving a Stellaron into their body. Buckles are askew and unfastened. Their hair is messed up. Their eyes look sleepy. Their shirts are untucked. They look like they rolled out of bed and we should be thankful they are there and willing to help out. The outfit and design look great, to be clear, due to an "organized chaos" approach.
I also love how the Trailblaze Mission story quests and sidequests all often have at least one response that makes it seem like the Trailblazer is telling the other person it's basically an honor for them to be there. You can be lazy. You can be driven by money. You can be sarcastic. You can constantly try and pass off the job to someone else. It's like the Trailblazer is an exasperated 30 year old with so much on their to-do list who's been up since 5am without coffee and just needs a minute. Though, at the same time, it's equally wonderful to see them play along during missions involving Hook and other children, exemplifying that while lazy and snarky, they are also silly and not necessarily cruel.
Unless it comes to Sampo. I will always take the opportunity to have my Trailblazer Stelle blame or volunteer Sampo for something in Honkai: Star Rail, and HoYoVerse is constantly giving us that option. Her being a grudge-bearing goblin is my canon view of the character. By update 3.0, she'll be planets away and be telling the latest prominent NPC in need that someone named Sampo will be by in 2-4 weeks to accomplish their task.
All of the text messages also provide the opportunity to witness this goblin in presumably their natural habitat. That is getting to be lazy somewhere else and avoid actual work and interactions, being snarky and silly with no one to "stop" them. Telling March 7th that a photo she sent is "bad" before she's even sent it could be seen as either sarcastic or silly. Telling Asta you have no interest in learning about "a rich mindset" is actually the optimal response in that message chain.
Even incidental messages when interacting with the environment show that the goofy, greedy, lazy, and sarcastic versions of Caelus and Stelle in Honkai: Star Rail might be the "default" attitudes for the avatars. When removing the wanted posters from Belobog, the responses seem a bit silly. You know, they're being taken down for the good of the town, and not to evade arrest. Hiding inside of a hotel closet to terrify the person in charge of room service? That's absolutely gremlin behavior. Not to mention they are rooting around in every garbage can possible, getting an avatar icon to show they are a trash person (and actual trash for their inventory) as a result.
Perhaps the best thing of all is that a player can make their Honkai: Star Rail Caelus or Stelle avatar into this gremlin and know that their allies love and accept them as they are. Dan Heng and March 7th accept that the hero of this story will just root around in the trash and understand that's the life they chose. People will react positively to you being silly or sarcastic. Laziness will be even be joked about, in a way. It's treated as something of an endearing personality trait or running gag. I'm a big fan of it and hoep it continues throughout the game's lifespan.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:30 PM
Square Enix once again opened up pre–orders for three pieces of jewelry that resemble ones Aerith and Tifa wore in FFVII. There is a rose gold ribbon necklace and a flower one for Aerith, and a clip-on earring for Tifa. You can get the necklaces via the North America store for $147.99 and the earring for $99.99. The necklaces will come out in November 2023. They're also available in the Japan store for 16,280 JPY and the earring is 10,450 JPY. They all have a release date of September 16, 2023.
These are re-releases of items that we originally saw in 2020. The ribbon version has a loop above the actual tie part, which recreates how Aerith has her neck ribbon in FFVII. Meanwhile, the flower version of the Aerith necklace is silver and there is a chrysoprase gemstone in the middle that looks like Aerith's eyes. Since Tifa only wears one earring in FFVII: Advent Children, you will also only get one earring. There does not seem to be a discount if you want to purchase a set.
Other pieces of jewelry that Square Enix has released in the past for Final Fantasy VII include a bracelet. This one is less a recreation and more an item that incorporates her various motifs. For example, there is a golden lily charm that looks like the flowers in Aerith's church. This item is also available in the Square Enix shop for $127.99.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is readily available on the PS4 and PS5. Pre-orders are open for the re-release of the FFVII jewelry items. They'll come out in September 2023 for Japan and November 2023 for North America.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:00 PM
The elite women of Liyue are going international, as Pizza Hut in Japan also started a collaboration with Genshin Impact. It is using the same key visuals of Yelan and Ningguang in modern-looking closing as the campaign in China. Boxes and bags with Yelan and Ningguang on them will be available from May 1, 2023 to June 18, 2023.
Aside from being able to get boxes with Yelan and Ningguang on them when you order the My Box set from Pizza Hut, you can also get a multipurpose file of either woman for 200 JPY (~$2) extra. These are available while supplies last. However, you cannot choose which one you get. The file is around 100 millimeters in width and 220 millimeters in height.
More importantly, you will be able to get four event items in Genshin Impact if you order the My Box set from Pizza Hut. You can get a crafting recipe for a table and a couch, as well as recipes for Mint Fruit Tea and Super Deluxe Pizza. Though regions outside of China never had a KFC campaign, all servers eventually received the KFC recipes for Golden Chicken Burger and Golden Fried Chicken. So it's possible that these two recipes will appear in a future event for other countries, though we haven't seen a HoYoVerse announcement about them yet.
Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Pizza Hut campaign in Japan for Genshin Impact will be available from May 1, 2023-June 18, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:30 PM
Square Enix announced a new array of Final Fantasy X merchandise featuring major characters from the series. People can buy single acrylic stands of nine heroes and villains from this entry. There's also a set of eight pins and a collection of eight visual art cards. Finally, a motel-style keychain will appear as well. All of them are going to ship out in October 2023.
The Final Fantasy X character acrylic stands are $17.99 each. Each one features the character and a quote from them in both English and Japanese on the base. So for example, the Yuna one's quote says, "I will defeat Sin. I must defeat Sin."
The other items tend to be sets of items. The Visual Card Set features key art of eight characters. For $21.99, you get images of Tidus, Yuna, Wakka, Lulu, Auron, Kimahri, Rikku, and Yuna and Tidus together. The $31.99 pin set includes the seven main characters and antagonist Seymour. Meanwhile, the motel keychain involves general Zanarkand imagery for $11.99.
Here's a general gallery showing all of the new Final Fantasy X merchandise.
And here's one focusing only on the nine Final Fantasy X character acrylic stands.
The Final Fantasy X character acrylic stands, pin set, visual card set, and Zanarkand motel keychain will ship in October 2023, though we don't have an exact release date yet. The game is available on the PS2, as well as on the PS3, PS4, Switch, Vita, Xbox One, and PC via the HD remaster with X-2. There's also a kabuki adaptation.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00 PM
Microsoft announced the first round of May 2023 Xbox Game Pass additions and departures, and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is among them. This is the Anniversary Edition of the game. This means you can also hear voice lines and see additional art, in addition to playing through the adventure as usual. It will be gone on May 15, 2023. This means it appeared on the service for just over a year.
First, here are all the new games that will be a part of Xbox Game Pass in May 2023. Both Redfall and Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 are both day-one releases appearing on the subscription service at launch.
Here are all of the Xbox Game Pass games leaving on May 15, 2023.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is available on the PS4, Switch, Vita, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices worldwide and leaves Xbox Game Pass on May 15, 2023. It first appeared on the PSP in Japan. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $14.99 per month, and the PC version alone is $9.99 per month.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:30 PM
A trailer for the Gran Turismo movie appeared. In addition, Sony have published an interview with director Neill Blomkamp on the PlayStation Blog. It is expected to appear in theaters in August 2023.
The Gran Turismo movie is based on the real-life story of British racing driver Jann Mardenborough. It follows his career from playing Gran Turismo to becoming a driver for Nissan. It focuses heavily on the GT Academy competition, which Mardenborough won in 2011.
The interview with Director Neill Blomkamp revealed further details about the film. He acknowledged that the movie is a departure from his previous projects such as District 9. Blomkamp also discussed his personal love of cars and how he had a lot of freedom to explore the Gran Turismo IP. He also offered insight into the visual choices he made for the movie to maintain the feel of the games.
The Gran Turismo film will star David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings). Harbour plays a racing trainer, while Bloom plays a character based on Darren Cox, the Nissan UK executive who helped found the GT Academy competition. Mardenborough is played by Archie Madekwe. Hermen Hulst, head of Sony Worldwide Studios, and Kazunori Yamauchi, producer of the Gran Turismo games, act as executive producers.
The Gran Turismo movie releases in cinemas in August 2023. Gran Turismo 7 is available now for PS5 and PS4.
Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:00 PM
Udon Entertainment announced its 2023 Street Fighter Swimsuit Special comic. Issue one is in the works. It will release in stores on July 19, 2023. However, Udon's site notes some have a general July 2023 release window there. There are six cover variants, each with different price points. As usual, one is a blank cover. Meanwhile, the others include characters from the original game all the way up through new fighters from Street Fighter 6.
This year, Udon is selling two 2023 Street Fighter Swimsuit Special #1 exclusive cover options from its storefront. Both feature Kajin-man covers. One is a $20 Poison Bikini variant. The other is a $50 version with Roxy on the cover that is limited to 300 copies.
Here is the list of options available and their prices.
Here's a full gallery showing the different cover options.
We already knew that Udon was working on a comic with Street Fighter 6 characters. The company announced it would create one that ties in with the newest game. Issue #0 of it will appear at Free Comic Book Day 2023 on May 6, 2023.
The 2023 Street Fighter Swimsuit Special comic #1 release date is July 19, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:30 PM
HoYoVerse shared a new Genshin Impact Baizhu gameplay trailer, with Yuri "Dainsleif" Lowenthal explaining how the character works. The doctor is essentially a Dendro healer who wields a catalyst. However, it also shows how the five-star's attacks and other supportive abilities can assist us while he's in the party.
The Genshin Impact Bailu gameplay trailer begins by explaining his Exploration Talent. When you gather some plants and items in the wild, your health will be restored due to Herbal Nourishment.
After that, it gets into his main kit. His Normal Attack deals Dendo damage, with the charged version going from single-target to AOE. It's with his Elemental Skill Universal Diagnosis that the healing element comes in. If no hostile forces are around, it will heal. However if enemies are nearby, it will attack and heal. His Holistic Revivification Elemental Burst generates a Seamless Seal that also heals while active. He also has a Five Fortunes Forever passive that will either make him heal more if the active character's health is below half or make him hit harder if they are closer to full health.
Here's the full Genshin Impact Baizhu gameplay trailer.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the Baizhu banner is available until May 23, 2023. You can also get Kaveh on his banner.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:00 PM
Square Enix updated the official site for Final Fantasy XVI to include the Eikons' art and details. They are under the Characters tab. It also added more information about the battle system under the Battle page, and you can also view all the new videos or pictures under the Movies & Images tab.
The Eikons do not have their own section on the Characters page. Instead, they are a tab that you can toggle through on their respective Dominant's profile. Though it shows a picture of each of the Eikons as they appear in Final Fantasy XVI, it does not give much of a description on who they are. For example, Jill's profile states that she is the Dominant of Shiva and you can pull up a picture of Shiva, but that's it.
In previous Final Fantasy titles, Eikons and their equivalents are more plot devices and tools in battle than actual characters. This might explain why Square Enix did not provide them with much flavor text. For those who wish to see the full-body art of the Eikons, you can do so on the Movies & Images page. You will have to click on the plus sign in order to expand the page enough to see them.
Final Fantasy XVI is in development for the PS5 and it will come out on June 22, 2023. There will be a six-month exclusivity period.
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Siliconera Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:00 PM
HoYoVerse offers a promotion in Honkai: Star Rail with its always-available Stellar Warp gacha banner that involves letting players pick one free 5-star character. The catch is that only seven options are available after pulling 300 times. You can only pick from Bailu, Bronya, Clara, Gepard, Himeko, Welt, and Yanqing. All of them are allies who are available at all times, which means you might even have some of them. Now, in general any 5-star character could have potential. Especially if your team is lacking a person in a role like a debuffer or AOE damage dealer. However, a few of these possible allies are especially useful regardless of who you already own.
So which 5-star Honkai: Star Rail character should I pick once I hit 300 pulls on the regular Stellar Warp banner?
I'm going to make this really easy for you with my top recommendation. If you don't already own Bailu, pick her. Even if you already earned the free Natasha as part of the Trailblaze Missions' story. Bailu is fantastic due to her AOE healing and Invigorated status buff. When Invigorated is active, one ally with it applied who falls in battle will be immediately revived with some help. Yes, it can only happen once per fight, but it's great. Also, any ally with that status will be healed automatically once after being damaged.
For a second pick, it might be a good idea to get Gepard. March 7th is a fantastic Preservation character and is great at shielding characters, then following up with attacks when that protected person is hit. But Gepard is an upgrade due to exactly how he protects the party. He'll still cover ice attacks, like she does. But his Comradery Technique gives everyone a shield when a battle starts and his Ultimate gives a shield to all allies at once. He also has an Integrity trace that draws aggro, which makes him your tank. Plus if he does fall in battle, his Unyielding Will Talent revives him once and restores his health.
Finally, my third recommendation would be Bronya. This is because she's one of the best supporters in the game, as well as being good at dealing damage. Her Skill removes debuffs, while also immediately letting someone act and deal more damage than usual. Her ultimate increases everyone's attack and critical hit damage. Her Technique also increases everyone's attack. Plus, by virtue of being around, her Battlefield and Military Might Traces increase everyone's defense and damage output.
But really, any of the seven could be a good pick. Especially if you've seen them in the story, like them, and are willing to find the Light Cones and Relics to make them useful.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 2, 2023 7:31 PM
You probably already know that today's launch of Redfall has fallen short of expectations, to say the least. Critics and players have panned the game for a variety of reasons, with many of them relating to its overall lack of technical polish. Unsurprisingly, this has impacted Redfall's multiplayer functionality, as reports of players having trouble joining a game through the matchmaking system have surfaced. Although many likely won't enjoy the game, playing with a friend certainly beats playing alone, so they might still want to fix the issue. So what can you do to get the multiplayer working again in Redfall? Tips for fixing Redfall's multiplayer Many of the potential methods for fixing the multiplayer can apply to other games as well. One such method involves checking to see whether or not the servers have gone down. You can do this on the Bethesda.net Status Portal or the official Redfall Twitter account. If you find that the servers work just fine,...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 2, 2023 6:37 PM
Honkai: Star Rail has numerous levels for you to keep track of. Leveling up your characters, weapons, and actual account is all daunting by itself. However, there's also another leveling system for you to keep track of, and that's your Equilibrium level. Your Equilibrium level is almost like your "world level," managing the overall strength of the enemies you fight, the quests you can take, and the difficulty of certain dungeons or domains. Here's how to level up your Equilibrium Level in Honkai: Star Rail. Related: Honkai Star Rail: Best Build for Seele – Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons and Abilities How to increase Equilibrium Level in Honkai: Star Rail Screenshot by PC Invasion In Honkai: Star Rail, you have both a player level and an Equilibrium level. You can check your player level and Equilibrium level by clicking the smartphone on the top left of your screen. You can raise your player level by completing quests and clearing dun...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:49 PM
Starting early in Honkai: Star Rail, you can visit Simulated Universe areas presented by Herta. The rewards when you venture deep into these unreal environments can be substantial. Besides that, they're a great training ground for your crew. Here is our guide on how to clear Simulated Universe World 3 in Honkai: Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. How to clear Simulated Universe World 3 in Honkai Star Rail After you clear the Universe in a Nutshell mission early in the game, Herta unlocks the Simulated Universe mode. You must clear each "world" to advance to the next one. Later worlds include better rewards and new mechanics. You can advance at your own pace. Before you attempt Simulated Universe World 3, it's best to finish your adventure on Jarilo-VI. To clear Simulated Universe World 3, you should bring along a team of strong characters at level 45 or higher. When you first acc...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:43 PM
As you advance through Honkai: Star Rail, character progression increasingly relies on your ability to gather rare materials. Some of them can be quite uncommon. They may even require you to synthesize them from other ingredients that also are uncommon. Here is our guide on how to get the Tear Crystal of Glorious Death in Honkai: Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Honkai Star Rail – How to get Tear Crystal of Glorious Death The Tear of Glorious Death is an uncommon Tier 4 synthesis material. To get the Tear Crystal of Glorious Death material, you must defeat Everwinter Shadewalkers in the Corridor of Fading Echoes map. The enemies are quite common in that area. They even appear alongside the Frigid Prowler (who summons them with his Otherling ability). Screenshot by PC Invasion Everwinter Shadewalkers are blue humanoid creatures constructed entirely of ice. As you might expect, th...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:54 PM
There's nothing like a good tale of a Jedi hero within the Star Wars galaxy, and many are now off on Cal's sequel romp to stop the Empire and an ancient evil. As a Knight of the Jedi Order, Cal has access to multiple Lightsaber styles and colors, and this guide answers whether you can change the second blade color in Jedi: Survivor. Can you change a second Lightsaber color in Jedi: Survivor? Unfortunately, you cannot change the second Lightsaber blade color. Despite there being 11 different Lightsaber blade colors in the game, the developers oddly limited color choice to single uniform colors on both blades. This strikes us as an odd choice given the fact that you can change out six different components on Cal's Lightsaber and pick custom color schemes. Some of the components are so small that you'll only notice the customizations during cutscenes or while using Photo Mode. Yet something as iconic as the blade color of the Lightsaber must ma...
Gamer Empire Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:29 PM
There are many hidden items in Stardew Valley that you will not likely find even after a few playthroughs. Artifacts are some of the hidden items that don't have a lot of uses, but you will often find them and wonder what to do with them. Most Artifacts aren't that useful. However, some of them […]
Gamer Empire Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:58 PM
Stardew Valley is a life/farming simulator where players can do anything they want. You can find love, raise animals, fight monsters, and learn the secrets of Pelican Town. However, since this is also a farming simulator, farming is a huge part of the game. Farming will be your best source of money, as all of […]
Gamer Empire Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:12 PM
As you spend more and more time in the Mines, Skull Cavern, and Volcano Dungeon, you will start getting an endless amount of minerals. Since there are more than 50 types of minerals, you might wonder what you are supposed to do with all of them. In general, with most items in Stardew Valley, your […]
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 7:00 PM
In exciting news for Armada fans, the upcoming Seas Of Dread Book promises to introduce a range of new ways to play the popular naval warfare game. According to Jonny, the new book will feature multiple-player games, alliances, random events, new game modes, and new scenarios that will change the dynamics of the game. One …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 6:00 PM
Green Ronin Publishing has announced that Fantasy AGE 2nd Edition is set to receive a wave of new content, including adventures, a five-part adventure series, a bestiary, and a nautical-themed campaign setting. With many fans of the game calling for more setting and adventure support, Green Ronin has responded to the call, promising to deliver …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:00 PM
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:00 PM
Attention all wargamers and miniature enthusiasts, the new and improved Speedpaint Mega Set 2.0 is here! The set promises to be the ultimate one-coat painting solution, allowing you to achieve beautiful tabletop-quality miniatures in no time. With a price of only $199, the Mega Set 2.0 comes with an impressive package of features that is …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:00 PM
Warzone Eternal: Classic Tabletop Miniatures Game Returns with New Techno-Fantasy Battles in the Mutant Chronicles Universe
Res Nova Games is bringing back the classic tabletop miniatures game, Warzone, with a new version called Warzone Eternal. Set in the techno-fantasy Mutant Chronicles universe, the game features five powerful megacorporations, including Bauhaus, Capitol, Cybertronic, Imperial, and Mishima, who are in constant conflict over power and territory. The game also features the extra-dimensional forces …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:03 PM
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 2:00 PM
Wake of the Icons: Final Chapter of Mercy of the Icons Campaign for Coriolis – The Third Horizon Set to Release on June 7
Fans of the science fiction roleplaying game Coriolis – The Third Horizon will be excited to learn that the final chapter of the Mercy of the Icons campaign trilogy, Wake of the Icons, is set to be released on June 7. The highly anticipated expansion includes a range of new scenarios, rules, and ship types, …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:24 PM
Exploration-Driven Fantasy RPG Knave RPG: Second Edition Surpasses Kickstarter Goal with Impressive Backer Support
The Kickstarter campaign for the Knave RPG: Second Edition has raised over $155,000 from a $10,000 goal with 30 days still remaining on the campaign. The campaign, which ends on June 1, offers backers the chance to grab a copy of the Ennie-Nominated adventure The Waking of Willowby Hall, as well as print copies of …
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, May 2, 2023 5:08 PM
The upcoming titles include Weird West: Definitive Edition, Ravenlok, Shadowrun Trilogy, and more.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, May 2, 2023 4:30 PM
The series comprises of Final Fantasy I through Final Fantasy VI
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:23 PM
The DLC is set to launch on May 26
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:00 PM
A trailer for the DLC was also released.
Level Up Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:24 PM
Developer Firaxis Games has revealed the release date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One…
Level Up Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:13 PM
Citizen Sleeper was one of our favorite experiences of 2022, and as it approaches its…