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Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 5:50 PM

Last night I was scrolling through TikTok in the midst of an edible comedown, and I stumbled upon something so ridiculous, so cringe, so brilliant, that I couldn't believe I had yet to see it before. It's called Maverwatch, and it's a 2018 hype video for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks that features its star players…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 5:19 PM

Sony has quietly closed down PixelOpus, one of its first-party PlayStation Studios. Based in San Mateo, California, the studio was responsible for 2014's Entwined and 2019's Concrete Genie.


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 4:55 PM

The Little Mermaid live-action remake and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts—two of the biggest upcoming movies of 2023—don't share much in common. However, an apparent film projector accident at a theater showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 led to the trailers for the two films playing at the same time. The end…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 4:20 PM

Lifeweaver has been in Overwatch 2 for just under a month, and already the plant-based support hero has had some pretty significant reworks in both his control scheme and abilities. Personally, I've had a much better experience with the character since his last update, but it sounds like Blizzard is planning more…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 4:05 PM

Indie developer Team17's Killer Frequency, out June 1, surprises me by having some of the best, most convincing voice acting and dialogue I've witnessed in a horror game. It's a tragicomedy set in a radio station in the '80s, and this necessitates a schmooze-y charm for its characters, but I'm impressed by how well it…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Matan Even, the trolly kid who stealthed his way onto The Game Awards stage last December to shout out former U.S. president Bill Clinton, is back. This time, though, he crashed socialist Twitch streamer Hasan "Hasanabi" Piker's May 4 livestream at the WGA writers' strike picket line in Hollywood, California. Why?…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 2:45 PM

It sounds like the Mortal Kombat movie sequel has found its Johnny Cage in The Boys and The Lord of the Rings actor Karl Urban.


PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 5:29 PM
     Honkai Star Rail tier list May 2023 – best characters

Looking for a Honkai Star Rail tier list? Judging the best Star Rail characters is tricky. After all, the game's only just launched, and balancing will likely differ between recent beta tests and the first public version. In addition, its gacha mechanics make it challenging to circle in on getting the characters you want in your party. However, there are already some clear front runners to watch at launch.

The real point of a Honkai Star Rail tier list is to rank your pulls against the consensus from the free PC game's already burgeoning community. Players have already begun speculating who will be the top characters overall, who will excel against bosses, and who's great when farming for materials. Of course, with more banners set to arrive in future, similar to Genshin Impact, we'll see new Honkai Star Rail characters appear in the tier list. You can also redeem Honkai Star Rail codes to get some free pulls, but for now, here are the initial tier list rankings for the best Honkai Star Rail characters at present.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail characters, Honkai Star Rail tier list

PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 3:23 PM
     Destiny 2 season pass price increase is more significant than it looks

Destiny 2 season pass prices will increase from 1000 Silver to 1200 Silver with the launch of Destiny 2 season 21, titled Season of the Deep. The price increase is concerning, given that Bungie already increased the cost of its expansions when it launched Destiny 2 Lightfall in February. Lightfall launched at $50 / £40 for the base expansion, up from $40 / £25 for the previous year's The Witch Queen. However, Destiny 2's approach to the newest season pass price hike in the FPS game seems exceptionally smarmy, given that there's no in-game option to purchase exactly 1200 Silver, which is how much the season will cost players.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 5:32 PM
     Honkai Star Rail codes and how to redeem them

May 5, 2023: We checked for new Honkai Star Rail codes ahead of the weekend.

Looking for all the active Honkai Star Rail codes? If you're just starting your adventure through developer Hoyoverse's latest anime epic, you might be wondering if there are any codes at launch for freebies to give you the edge in battle, such as Stellar Jade, Credits, or Logs. Thankfully, Hoyoverse has delivered, and we've gathered all the active Honkai Star Rail codes in our list down below.

With Honkai Star Rail now out in the wild, players are digging into the characters, world, and tactical turn-based combat. As such, we've put together an expert Honkai Star Rail tier list and information on the latest Honkai Star Rail banner, too. But now, without further ado, here's what to expect from every Honkai Star Rail redeem code, as well as info on how to redeem them, what free rewards they'll provide, and where to find more of them.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail characters, Honkai Star Rail tier list

PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 2:06 PM
     Redeem Genshin Impact's final Prime bundle for an exclusive glider

The Genshin Impact Prime giveaways are about to end, which means that players who have been following along will soon receive the exclusive Wings of the Starlit Feast glider to use in the anime game. The eighth and final loot drop for this Amazon collaboration is now live, and once its availability period ends on May 25, players who have redeemed all eight giveaways will see the glider in the in-game mailbox.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

Twinfinite Friday, May 5, 2023 4:30 PM
     You should make sure you do these six things ahead of time to make the most of your Tears of the Kingdom experience.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 9:30 PM

Quintessential Quintuplets new anime

A new The Quintessential Quintuplets TV special anime series has been announced. Titled The Quintessential Quintuplets , the new series will adapt Fuutarou's Summer Arc, an original arc that wasn't depicted in the previous anime series. The new series will release on summer 2023. Additionally, the new special anime will have a limited-time theatrical screening for a period of three weeks in Japan that will start on July 14, 2023. A new key visual has been revealed as well.

The new Quintessential Quintuplets TV special series focuses on main character Fuutarou's last summer vacation before his high school graduation. Fuutarou informs the quintuplets that he will be taking a break from his part-time tutor job to focus on studying for an upcoming test. The Nakano quintuplets are sad that they won't be seeing Fuutarou before their graduation, when suddenly they receive a phonecall from Fuutarou.

You can take a better look at the new key visual for the new Quintessential Quintuplets anime series here:

Additionally, the opening and ending songs for the new Quintessential Quintuplets series have been announced. The opening song is called "Gotoubun no Mirai," while the ending song is called "Takaramono." Both theme songs will be performed by the quintuplets as well. An album with both songs has been announced. It also includes the songs "The Only One in the World" from the upcoming game The Quintessential Quintuplets: My Five Promises With Her, and "My Hero" from The Quintessential Quintuplets: Gotopazu Story.

As a reminder, Mages announced that The Quintessential Quintuplets: Gotopazu Story has been delayed to June 2023, and the company showed the game's opening animation.

The Quintessential Quintuplets will premiere in Japan on summer 2023. A limited-time theatrical screening will start in Japan on July 14, 2023, and it will last three weeks.

The post The Quintessential Quintuplets New Anime Series Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 5:00 PM

Tears of the Kingdom Ultrahand symbol

Nintendo frequently shared screenshots showcasing new mechanics and elements that will appear in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and the latest one features a mysterious symbol. The new screenshot posted on the official Japanese The Legend of Zelda Twitter account focuses on a mysterious looking stone door with a floating Ultrahand symbol found in one of the new Sky Islands.

The tweet in question shows Link in front of a stone door decorated with two dragon stone carvings that are projecting a symbol similar to that of Link's new Ultrahand ability. The tweet is accompanied by a Japanese caption that translates to "We found something mysterious in one of the Sky Islands again. What is this mysterious pattern that stands out?"

The door and symbol are standing over a sand pool with perfect waves. This might indicate the location of a new shrine or hidden treasure, and the Ultrahand symbol might be a requirement to activate it. We won't know for sure what this mysterious symbol is until May 12, 2023, when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out.

The other mysterious element that Nintendo showcased was a screenshot of a giant gacha machine located in one of the Sky Islands that have appeared all throughout Hyrule. Judging from the mini map in the screenshot of the gacha machine, and the most recent screenshot of the stone door, both elements seem to be located on the same Sky Island.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comes out on May 12, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.

The post Nintendo Showcases Mysterious Symbol in Tears of the Kingdom appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 4:30 PM

How to View a Honkai: Star Rail Memory Bubble

As you go through Honkai: Star Rail, you might see a blue bubble called a Memory Bubble around. However, approaching one to investigate it won't net any reaction early on. This is because you actually need to speak to one of Herta's dolls on the station to figure out what's going on. Fortunately, once you do go through the conversation, it's easy to start reading through these events and picking up extra Credits.

I unlocked the ability to view any Memory Bubble in Honkai: Star Rail by talking with the Herta puppet in the Storage Zone. I was at Trailblaze level 21 when I finally got around to doing so. She's standing at the point below, and you need to cross the light bridge to reach her. It's the same puzzle found in "Signs of Fragmentum III". After you get to her and agree to the NDA, you'll get the ability to view any Memory Bybble in Honkai: Star Rail.
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Actually checking one out is fairly easy. All you need to do is approach it and select "Touch the Memory Bubble." The screen will go back, and you'll be able to read through someone's experience on Herta Space Station. You'll then also get 1,000 Credits for your find. There are 20 total, adding up to 20,000 Credits. Finding them all gets you the Sensory Socialization achievement and five Stellar Jades.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.

The post How to View a Honkai: Star Rail Memory Bubble appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 4:00 PM

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Launch Livestream Set

Nintendo announced a way to see more The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at an official launch livestream. Ahead of its debut, there will be a presentation that runs just over two hours. This presentation will also feature members of the Nintendo Treehouse staff and additional gameplay. People can start watching at 6:45pm PT/9:45pm ET on May 11, 2023, leading up to 12am ET on May 12, 2023.

Here's the official announcement. A follow-up notice confirmed there will be four gameplay segments during the stream.

While there haven't been any additional streams, we have seen a lot of Tears of the Kingdom details lately. Nintendo showed off new cooking options in-game. There will be a portable pot that lets Link cook anywhere. You also have a recipe book to keep track of food you can make. There also seems to be some kind of gacha machine on one floating island.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023, and the launch livestream will begin at 6:45pm PT/9:45pm ET on May 11, 2023.

The post The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Launch Livestream Set appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 3:30 PM

Hololive Mythbreakers Final Session

Hololive's Mori Calliope confirmed the last session of "Mythbreakers" will air on May 5, 2023. This will end a series of role-playing livestream among the Hololive English Myth's talents based on the World of Darkness TTRPG. In addition, a recap stream hosted by Calliope aired three hours before the last session. That began at 11am PST/2pm ET on May 5, 2023

Check out the announcement of the "Mythbreakers" TTRPG last session from Mori Calliope's Twitter account here below. The recap stream went through all the adventures of the Mythbreakers campaign from the start leading up to the last session.

Mythbreakers is a tabletop role-playing campaign played by Hololive English's first-generation members. It follows the stories of Tiara (Takanashi Kiara), Yuul B. Awlright (Ninomae Ina'nis), Watoto (Watson Amelia), and Scout (Gawr Gura), as they confront supernatural dangers in the city of Mythton. Mori Calliope leads the sessions as the Game Master.

There have been 11 streams dedicated to the Mythbreakers campaign including character creation, tutorial, and playing sessions. The first livestream explaining the game and creating the character for each member aired on May 25, 2021. The last playing session aired on Dec 7, 2021.

The Hololive English official Twitter account also announced the "Mythbreakers" finale and released a new "#holoEN3DRepeat" animation video in commemoration of it.

There may be some surprises prepared for this last session of "Mythbreakers". Back on April 19, 2023, Calliope tweeted that the campaign finale will feature other members, so it is possible that other Hololive VTubers may join as special guests such as IRyS or even some of the second-generation's Council members like Ouro Kronii or Nanashi Mumei.

The "Mythbreakers" final session will air on Mori Calliope's YouTube Channel on May 5, 2023. The rest of the main playing sessions can also be found on Calliope's channel.

The post Hololive Myth's Mythbreakers TTRPG Finale Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Redfall Review

A small, provincial city is plagued with vampires and cultists, with all escape barred off by some strange supernatural force that overcame this previously quaint place. A ragtag group of heroes are the only thing standing between this bloodthirsty threat and the end of humanity as we know it. If it sounds like a mid-1980s B horror flick, that's because this is what Redfall is, and it doesn't pretend to be anything different. Bold in its approach that feels strangely steeped in nostalgia, it retreads old ground, but often stumbles over poorly implemented game mechanics that leave this game feeling unfinished and under realized. And while Redfall was delayed to its 2023 launch, it feels like this game could have spent more time in the oven.

Editor's Note: The reviewer played through Redfall with the day one patch, which affected the overall review and score.

The narrative beats of Redfall are relatively interesting, though it is not entirely unique or novel in its execution. Vampires and cultists took over the town of Redfall, with the appearance of these bloodsucking monstrosities appearing after a medical experiment gone awry has transformed the town and its denizens for the worse. The premise is barebones enough to allow for some interesting environmental storytelling, with certain items and notes placed deliberately around the map to inform you about how things got to where they are now and what the people that lived in the town were like before everything went to hell in a handbasket. The town itself feels lived in, and the presence of the cultists turned your average run-of-the-mill suburban homes into haunts full of vampires and televisions broadcasting messages from a mysterious figure known as the "Hollow Man." Sound design helps create a deeply unsettling atmosphere in some of these homes, with static noise and sometimes ominous chanting from the Hollow Man filling numerous rooms in houses, basements, and even local mom and pop shops.

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While the environments feel lived in and the town itself feels well constructed, it's littered with only a handful of enemy types. Cultists are your standard human enemies that carry weapons you cannot pick up, because you can only find them as loot in boxes, drops from vampires, or obtain them as purchasable items from an in-game weapon's merchant. The AI is laughable, even with the day one patch, and they sometimes spin around in circles or endlessly climb cliffs in an attempt to get to you, making them easy targets. Vampires have a little more variety, but most will teleport to you and slap at you with their claws. Some will siphon blood from you, which is can be annoying at higher difficulties if you don't have high level guns, or throw orbs of dark energy your way. You will need to stakes to kill them, which feel like they should come in limited supply, but are plentiful enough to eliminate vampires as any real threat. This makes encountering them just as boring as running into cultists.

Since Redfall functions on the looter shooter method of obtaining weapons, you'll be scavenging for guns with random passives and levels to continue to deal significant damage to your enemies. There isn't a huge drop off in terms of damage at higher difficulties, but you can feel it later on. The single-player mode was easy enough for me to tear through, but when I began adding other players into the mix, that's when the game began to unravel at the seams. It took several attempts to get one friend into a lobby, with them needing to be re-invited several times as their game would keep crashing. Eventually they did make it in, but as all four of us began to progress the game we started encountering a lot of visual bugs and technical issues. This included frozen character animations, replicated player character models, and even one player appearing to phase through the ground from my perspective. Certain menus would also bug out, and I ended up getting stuck on the map screen because someone had continued a quest while I was in a menu, with me being unable to actually quit the game manually. Progress in multiplayer is also tracked based on the host, and progress is not shared between those in the lobby. This means you would need to play the game four times in order to complete the campaign for everyone.

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Each player character possesses their own unique skills, which you think would improve your general multiplayer experience. But some characters are more useful than others. I played Jacob for most for my time in Redfall, and he ultimately felt the most useful. Him being in proximity to other player characters would increase their headshot damage, and his ultimate ability is a sniper rifle that automatically tracks enemies. Devinder's ultimate ability is also extremely useful for making quick work of groups of vampires, but the characters that suffer from a lack of more utility focused offensive abilities are Remi and Layla. They feel like true supports. Which you think would make them the most valuable assets to the group, but Layla's umbrella ability blocks any outgoing and incoming damage, including your own bullets. This makes her skill feel arguably less useful when you can just run away from enemies that are shooting at you, or snipe them from a distance. Remi can heal, but it's locked to her ability, which takes longer to charge than using a med pack and those are plentiful around the map. It feels like there wasn't a clear balance between characters, which makes it feel like Redfall's gameplay only favors two out of its four leads.

Redfall is a culmination of things. It's a multiplayer shooter, an homage to folk horror and various vampire myths, and a looter shooter all in one package. However, it does none of these things particularly well, and feels thin as a result. It's an amalgamation of ideas that could work in concept if given more time, even though I'm personally adverse to my experience being dictated by gun levels and arbitrary passives slapped onto my firearm of choice. RPG level up mechanics and skill trees feel sufficient enough to incentivize players to grind. It's a game that's fun with friends, but that in and of itself is a low bar to cross. Anything can be fun with friends under the right circumstance, and solo-play is a mostly mindless affair. Those looking for a meatier experience and something more in line with what Arcane has released in the past will be sorely disappointed. And as Redfall lacks any actual depth in terms of narrative or gameplay loop, it's a hard game to recommend. But who knows, maybe six months to a year down the line, it could be a completely different and more engaging game. That's just the time we live in.

Redfall is available for Xbox Series X and PC.

PC Specs

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • 32 GB RAM
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor

The post Review: Redfall Fails to Deliver appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 2:30 PM

Best Honkai: Star Rail Dan Heng Relic and Light Cone Build

Like March 7th, Dan Heng is a great, free, four-star Honkai: Star Rail character who can easily become one of your best assets with many different Relic sets and Light Cone builds. The thing with him is to remember two things. You want him to be as fast as possible so he attacks often. You also want him to be dealing a lot of damage.

What are the best Light Cones for a Dan Heng build in Honkai: Star Rail?

I'm going to go ahead and borrow a lot of my recommendations for Seele here, because Dan Heng works similarly. You want him attacking often. So Adversarial, a three-star Light Cone, increases his speed by 10% after each enemy he beats. I'd also go with Darting Arrow, as it boosts his attack by at least 24% temporarily after beating an enemy.

As a four-star option, I went with River Flows in Spring since it's… all I have. It boosts Dan Heng's speed by at least 12% and damage by 24% until he takes damage, but then brings that buff back after his next turn. The Only Silence Remains Light Cone with him actually on it is good too, as it at least increases his attack by 16% and, if there are one or two enemies around, increases his critical rate by at least 12%.

Also like Seele, In the Night is the best five-star option. As its description notes, "Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 18%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, the DMG of the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill is increased by 6% and the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate is increased by 12%. This effect can stack up to 6 time(s)." 

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What is the best Relic set for a Dan Heng build in Honkai: Star Rail?

There are only two Relic sets to consider initially for the best Dan Heng builds in Honkai: Star Rail. One is Musketeer of Wild Wheat. You can buy the one each of the four-star pieces of this set at Herta Space Station or get it from Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting at Jarilo-VI's Corridor of Fading Echoes. Two pieces will increase his attack by 12%, while four pieces increase his speed by 6% and attack damage by 10%. I've found it's the default "The Hunt" character equipment.

Also great is the Eagle of Twilight Line Relic set. This one increases wind damage by 10% with two pieces and advances the user's action by 25% after they use their Ultimate with four. Again, both suit Dan Heng well, since he deals wind damage and you want him acting as often as possible. It's at the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind at the Herta Space Station's Storage Zone.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.

The post Dan Heng's Best Relic Sets and Light Cones Speed Him Up appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 6:55 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Trailblazer CloseupHonkai: Star Rail lets players enjoy a sprawling adventure in space, with numerous locations, monsters, and quests. To strengthen your characters, you'll need to gather gear, which requires you to farm. And farming requires you to use Trailblaze Power. Here is our guide outlining the best ways to use Trailblaze Power in Honkai: Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Honkai Star Rail – best ways to use Trailblaze Power Your Trailblaze Power refills at the slow rate of 1 point every 6 minutes. You can add 60 points to your supply by using Fuel or by spending Stellar Jades. You still don't want to waste it. As we noted in our beginner's guide for Honkai: Star Rail, you also don't want to leave too much Trailblaze Power just sitting around, either. It stops replenishing once you meet or exceed the limit. To make the most of your Trailblaze Power, start by spending it on activities ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 5:55 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Hook Character CloseupHonkai Star Rail introduces Hook fairly early on, as you explore the underground portions of Jarilo-VI. She participates in several adventure missions, and you can invite her to be a guest on your ship. You also can add her to your roster, if you happen to draw her. Here is our guide on the Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons, and abilities you need to create the best build for Hook in Honkai Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Best build for Hook in Honkai Star Rail: Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons and Abilities Hook is an interesting character who follows the Destruction path and uses the fire element in her attacks. Her usefulness is somewhat limited, since characters such as the Fire Trailblazer are also readily available. Still, she might be worth your attention if you happen to draw her early in your adventure and need help defeating the many ice monsters you encounter at that point. To best improve Hook, f...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 5:48 PM
     Jedi Survivor Dark Side Cal KestisLight and darkness remain a constant throughout the Star Wars franchise, and so does the good vs. evil binary that they typically represent. We all root for the heroes of the Light Side, but of course, that doesn't stop us from wanting to dabble, even just a little bit, into the darkness. Many Star Wars games like KOTOR have given us the option to control villainous Dark Side characters, whether they be preestablished faces like Darth Vader or custom-made avatars. With this in mind, some Star Wars fans might wonder if Jedi: Survivor follows in those games' footsteps by allowing Cal Kestis to join the Dark Side. Spoilers ahead Note that Jedi: Survivor does not have the same focus on branching narrative choices that, say, KOTOR has. This almost purely serves as Cal's story, one where you follow his individual decisions and struggles from start to finish. Having said that, Jedi Survivor actually does allow Cal to embrace the Dark Side. In fact, the game re...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 5:48 PM
     Kaveh Best Build Genshin ImpactGenshin Impact has a new Dendro DPS in town, and he's building up a strong offense with his architectural abilities. This broke builder is also well-known for his relationship with Alhaitham, acting as his close friend and roommate. Like most Genshin Impact characters, however, he is struggling with a dark past involving the death of his father and his poverty. At least you can cheer him up by bringing him to the battlefield. But to do so, you'll need to pair him up with ideal teammates to fully take advantage of his kit. Here's our guide on Kaveh's best team comps in Genshinb Impact. Kaveh wields a Claymore and can be summoned on the Limited Event Wish banner between May 2 and May 23. After this date, Kaveh will be added to the Standard Banner as a potential pull for all users. As a 4-star character, Kaveh will occasionally receive rate-ups that boost the chance of obtaining him when you pull on a Limited Event Wish banner. To best take advantage of Baizhu's ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 4:51 PM
     Kaveh Best Build Genshin ImpactKaveh is a 4-star character introduced to Genshin Impact in Version 3.6 and functions as a DPS carry a character, able to infuse his Normal Attacks and Charged Attacks with the Dendro element. Kaveh was introduced to the game at the end of Sumeru's Archon Quest, revealed as Alhaitham's close confidant and roommate. Kaveh is not one to be shown up by his bickering duo, however, with a similar playstyle as his roommate as an enabler of many Dendro reactions, particularly with Bloom and Hyperbloom. Kaveh uses his architectural skills in battle, and you can help him create a startling offense with the best build. Here is our guide on Kaveh's best build in Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact: Kaveh best weapons guide Screenshot by PC Invasion The best build for Kaveh in Genshin Impact starts with choosing a solid weapon. Fortunately, Kaveh is free-to-play friendly, with many of his best options being 4-star weapons. Here are your best options: Mailed Flower...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 7:00 PM
     The Pathfinder Society has announced its plans for the upcoming year, and it's looking to be a time for exploration and adventure. After defeating one of their oldest and most clever foes, the Society is ready to set their sights on new challenges. The Year of Unfettered Exploration will feature ten Pathfinder Society Scenarios that …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 6:00 PM
     Kobold Press has recently released its latest playtest packet for Tales of the Valiant (ToV). Playtest Packet #3 focuses on monsters, and according to lead designer Wolfgang Baur, the goal is to build on the elements that work best in 5E while also expanding the monster lineup with new ideas about presentation, options to speed …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 5:00 PM
     Starfinder Ports of Call, promises to take you on a journey through the galaxy like never before. This 194-page hardcover book is jam-packed with new locales, species, and rules that are sure to keep players engaged for hours on end. One of the most exciting elements of the book is its overview of the state …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 3:00 PM
     Adventure College, a D&D 5e compatible student handbook set in a magicpunk world, is now on Kickstarter. The Adventure College Student Handbook offers 4+ new playable races, 8+ custom character backgrounds, a magicpunk item catalogue, and a plethora of lore. The booklet is 22 pages at launch, but with backer requests and stretch goals, the …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 2:09 PM
     Fans of The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, the tabletop miniature game based on the popular video game series, will be excited to hear that a revised rulebook is in the works. The draft version of the updated rulebook has been released for public review and feedback. The revisions to the rules include many small …

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Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 1:30 PM

Update 5/5/2023 1:30 p.m. ET: After just 24 hours, Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa's Twitch channel has been reinstated, Dexerto reports. Don't expect to watch previous livestreams, though, as all of her VODs have been nuked. All that's left for now are clips clipped by her fans. Original story follows.


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 1:15 PM

After the bombastic intro on Corcuscant, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor drops you off on Koboh, a large desert-like planet filled with sidequests, collectibles, and even a fully upgradable saloon, complete with a rooftop garden, a toilet, and a large fish tank. It's easy to spend hours and hours on this planet, poking at…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 1:05 PM

Matan Even, the trolly kid who stealthed his way onto The Game Awards stage last December to shout out former U.S. president Bill Clinton, is back. This time, though, he crashed socialist Twitch streamer Hasan "Hasanabi" Piker's May 4 livestream at the WGA writers' strike picket line in Hollywood, California. Why?…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 12:55 PM

On Thursday, Capcom announced a four comic-book series leading up to the events of Street Fighter VI. Produced in partnership with Udon Comics, the series will catch eager players up on what their favorite fighters have been up to since Street Fighter V. The first of Street Fighter 6's prequel comics, which focuses on…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 12:38 PM

Hogwarts Legacy arrives on PS4 and Xbox One today alongside a new arachnophobia mode (available in all versions) that turns off all of the action-RPG's spiders. An increasingly popular accessibility option for new games, the Harry Potter spin-off gets creative by using it to incorporate a reference from the movies.


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 11:00 AM

Even though we're already almost halfway through the year, there are still a ton of cozy games to come in 2023. And while we just told you about a bunch of them, that list was just scratching the surface, and there are so many more excitingly cozy games coming this year that deserve your attention.


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 10:41 AM

I'm a pretty casual Marvel fan who doesn't read the comics, but I consider the Guardians of the Galaxy to be my favorite heroes in the comic book company's universe these days. That being said, while I knew Rocket Raccoon's backstory through the game adaptations, I was wholly unprepared for how brutal it would be in


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 10:35 AM

When I had an Apple Arcade subscription, I played endless amounts of What the Golf? on my phone. It was such a chaotic, joyful puzzle game that it actually annoyed me that Nathan Grayson robbed me of the opportunity to write about it. So I was excited to demo studio Triband's next game: A racing game where the "car"…


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 10:20 AM

Years after its initial release, you can finally buy Spider-Man Remastered on PS5 all by its lonesome. It's a bit late, but still arrives just in time for anyone who wants to catch up before Spider-Man 2 arrives later this year.


Kotaku Friday, May 5, 2023 10:00 AM

Pokémon Go finds itself in a new controversy, this time over whether or not is revenue is down. Using data from market research tool AppMagic, reported that Pokémon Go's revenue for the month of April was down to $34.7 million, which would be the game's lowest monthly total since February 2018.…


PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 1:32 PM
     Rust's May update sees the survival game go nuclear

The Rust May update takes one of the best survival games on Steam nuclear. The Rust May patch notes are headlined by the addition of an all-new monument, the Nuclear Missile Silo. This new location can be found lurking under a rather unassuming military base, and promises all manner of valuable rewards for players brave enough to explore it.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:37 PM
     All Hogwarts Legacy characters

Want to know which Hogwarts Legacy characters will be attending school alongside you, teaching you the ways of the wizarding world, or leading you to trouble in Diagon Alley?

With so many iconic characters from the Harry Potter series to pick from like the Niffler from Fantastic Beasts, to heroes such as Cedric Diggory, and even the villainous Lucius Malfoy - but do any of them appear in the open-world game? Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy, for example? Or Hagrid? We've compiled a list of every character in Hogwarts Legacy featuring both new and returning characters from the Harry Potter series.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:33 PM
     How to skip Hogwarts Legacy cutscenes and dialogue

Want to know how to skip Hogwarts Legacy cutscenes and dialogue? One of our biggest pet peeves in games is when characters take too long to speak. If you play with subtitles on, chances are you can read faster than any NPC can talk. Fortunately, you don't have to waste any time if you want to speed through the story.

It's important to note that there are certain cutscenes that are pre-rendered, meaning you won't be able to skip through any of the dialogue. Instead, you may receive the option to skip entire cutscenes. If you're looking to save some time, don't forget to check out our Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flames locations to instantly fast travel to specific locations. There isn't a way to replay cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy, so think carefully about what you're willing to skip through.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:30 PM
     Best Honkai Star Rail Tingyun build

Searching for the best Honkai Star Rail Tingyun build? There's always a negative connotation attached to gacha games, but occasionally you can find one or two inexpensive characters that have no problem keeping up with the big boys.

Tingyun is one of these special characters, much like Bennett in Genshin Impact, that can justify their spot in the party among the five-star cast of Honkai Star Rail characters. When you see Tingyun in action, it's easy to see why she has earned a top spot on our Honkai Star Rail tier list. Support characters in Honkai Star Rail can help their party members regain energy, health points, and increase their damage temporarily. Here's everything you need to know about creating the best Honkai Star Rail Tingyun build.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:30 PM
     How long is Hogwarts Legacy – length and time to beat

How long is Hogwarts Legacy? A large chunk of the wizarding world is open to you once you reach Hogwarts Castle, but how many hours does it take to finish off the school year? If being on time and passing your classes isn't enough, you'll have all manner of fantastic beasts and goblin uprisings to deal with.

It's always tough to pin down just how long it will take someone to beat an open-world game. What does finishing such an open experience look like; is it just completing the main story, or can you only close the Hogwarts Legacy book when you've collected every Demiguise statue, found every landing platform, and bested every Infamous Foe? We've had time to play through the RPG game ourselves to establish how long it should take the average person to finish Hogwarts Legacy.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:27 PM
     Best Honkai Star Rail Serval build

Want to know what the best Honkai Star Rail Serval build is? This four-star character is the reward character if you pre-registered the game before release, but if you didn't, you can also win her over by using Warps - Honkai Star Rail's gacha system. Serval is a Lightning/Erudition type who does some shockingly absurd AoE damage, and her damage-over-time skills make her more reliable than others. That said, she struggles when enemy numbers skyrocket or against one particularly adamant opponent.

Your main goal in creating the best Honkai Star Rail Serval build is to make this Honkai Star Rail character a multi-targeting DPS. Even if you're fighting tons of enemies at once in the free PC game, her damage output can whittle them down to more manageable levels, and her shock status ailment will chip away at any foes still lingering around. While she may not be the highest-ranking character on our Honkai Star Rail tier list, there are ways to get around her shortcomings, and this build aims to do just that.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:27 PM
     How to open Hogwarts Legacy eyeball chests

Not sure how to open Hogwarts Legacy eyeball chests? There are plenty of objects and items you can't interact with when you first start playing Hogwarts Legacy, but it won't take long before you can start collecting every item you find.

One of the objects you'll certainly run into during your time with the RPG game are eyeball chests, or chests with eyes. Each one of these chests holds 500 Galleons - and is a great way to make money in Hogwarts Legacy - which is enough to buy several Hogwarts Legacy potions, plants and seeds from Dogweed and Deathcap, and much more around Hogsmeade. While it may feel like these chests are always watching you, all you need to do is cast a spell to remain out of sight.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:20 PM
     How to upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy

Curious about how to upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy? Well, then you're probably feeling the pinch when it comes to your offensive and defensive capabilities. As you continue to explore, you'll need to stand your ground against a variety of enemies, and you can only do that with a good suite of stats and traits to draw upon.

The effectiveness of your most powerful Hogwarts Legacy spells can be bolstered simply by knowing how to upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy. Even if you reach the max level cap and select the best Hogwarts Legacy talents in the open-world game, you'll still probably find you're having trouble. So, to avoid a swift end at the teeth and claws of Hogwarts Legacy beasts, here's how to upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:23 PM
     Hogwarts Legacy troll bogeys and their locations

Are you on the hunt for Hogwarts Legacy troll bogeys? There aren't many enemies as fearsome and dangerous as the troll in Hogwarts Legacy, and for good reason. Not only can trolls deplete your health pool in a single attack, but they're also incredibly sturdy as they have thousands of health points compared to other minions. If you're extremely unlucky, you may have to fight against multiple enemies at once, making troll battles very difficult.

You'll want to avoid encounters with trolls unless you're after precious troll bogeys to brew your own Hogwarts Legacy potions. You may also need to complete Professor Onai's assignment which requires you to collect troll bogeys, forcing you to defeat a troll in the wild. Getting into a fight with a troll in Hogwarts Legacy is a guaranteed way to collect some viscous mucus, so we've highlighted locations in the open-world game where you can find troll bogeys.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:17 PM
     The best FPS games on PC 2023

What are the best FPS games on PC? From the classic physics chaos of Half-Life 2 to Halo Infinite's beautifully rendered worlds, these are the finest FPS games. For more than two decades, FPS games have been the driving force of the PC games industry. They've let us travel from the depths of Hell in Doom to the outer reaches of space in Titanfall 2. Others have taken us on a detour through the likes of Half-Life 2's zombie-infested Ravenholm, while some have embraced futuristic cities.

Some of these games are old, others are new, and all are great. Wolfenstein 2's amazing campaign; Rainbow Six Siege's tight tactical multiplayer; Overwatch 2 and its vast array of amazing heroes. No matter what sort of virtual gunplay you're after, the following titles will satisfy your itchy trigger finger. So crack those knuckles, and get ready to make every shot count. These aren't only just the best FPS games, some of these entries are included in our best PC games too.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 1:09 PM
     What is the Destiny 2 Lost Sector today?

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.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 12:04 PM
     Don't grief Asmongold in WoW Classic Hardcore or you'll get banned

Don't grief Asmongold in WoW Classic Hardcore. That appears to be the message from Blizzard as it hands out seemingly permanent bans to griefers - although the warning presumably extends beyond the biggest World of Warcraft streamers. The viral fan-created mode has breathed new life into one of the biggest MMORPGs, but it leaves players, especially those streaming their adventures live, vulnerable to potential troublemakers.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:55 AM
     How to get a Hogwarts Legacy large pot

Need to know how to get a Hogwarts Legacy large pot? The large pot and its potting table are essential in the wizarding world game if you want to grow some of the most important plants, or potion ingredients. Some of the most vital plants need a large pot, as you'll need to match the plant size to the pot you grow it in.

You can grow all sorts of plants in the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement, and they will yield some unique and interesting potion ingredients. As usual to you as Hogwarts Legacy spells, your potions can turn you invisible, heal you, reduce spell cooldowns, and other useful traits, so you definitely need to know how to farm the ingredients. While you can buy ready-grown plants from The Magic Neep and Dogweed and Deathcap shops, it's much cheaper and more fruitful to grow them yourself, so here's how to get a potting table with a large pot in Hogwarts Legacy.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:54 AM
     Best Honkai Star Rail Welt build

Looking for the best Honkai Star Rail Welt build? Welt might not be the best five-star character, but he's still up there with the S-tier characters, and his debuffing abilities certainly mean you shouldn't be disappointed if you draw the Imaginary-user the gacha game. In fact, kit him out with the best build, considering your enemies' elemental weaknesses, and he can help bring your opponents to their knees.

You will need to redeem your Honkai Star Rail pulls to get Welt if you haven't already. Whether you do or don't already have Welt in your collection, you could still use some Honkai Star Rail codes to get you closer to your next pull. With the Nihilator at your disposal, this best Honkai Star Rail Welt build and team comp will keep you going and keep opponents weakened whoever you pull in the next Honkai Star Rail banner.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:50 AM
     How to get a Hogwarts Legacy Mandrake

Need to know how to get a Hogwarts Legacy Mandrake? The crying plant is just as you would expect if you're familiar with the lore of the wizarding world - or the real plant's muggle world properties. An iconic plant baby with an ear-splitting shriek, the Mandrake is needed to complete assignments set by Herbology Professor Garlick, but can also be used in combative defence. But how do you get one, or where do you find a Mandrake?

Much the same as other plants and fruits in Hogwarts Legacy, the Mandrake can be grown in the Room of Requirement, so you can always have one ready when you need them. Unlike other natural resources, though, the Mandrake isn't used in Hogwarts Legacy potions - that would be cruel - and can be equipped to your potion wheel itself and taken into battle, where its mind-blowing scream can be used to disarm opponents in the action-adventure game. If that's a weapon you'd like in your magical arsenal, here's how to get your own Hogwarts Legacy Mandrake.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:41 AM
     How to get Hogwarts Legacy Shrivelfig fruit and seeds

Wondering how to get Hogwarts Legacy Shrivelfig fruit? It sounds pretty tasty, but while you can't consume it raw, you do need it to make Thunderbrew potion, which damages opponents with a storm. Ok, maybe we wouldn't want to eat it.

You first come across Shrivelfig fruit during one of Professor Sharp's assignments. The Hogwarts Legacy potions professor will task you with making Thunderbrew, and will reward you with the Diffindo spell, so of course you need to locate the necessary ingredients. As with other plants and fruits in Hogwarts Legacy, there's a specific Hogsmeade shopkeeper who can help you out, or you can grow your own Shrivelfig in the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement. Here's everything you need to know about finding, buying, or growing Hogwarts Legacy Shrivelfig fruit.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:43 AM
     Is Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer?

Can you play Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer? The ability to play with friends would give you the chance to team up to cause mischief and take down evil, after all, where would Harry have been without Ron and Hermione? It's little wonder we want the mode in the RPG game then, but does it exist?

Hogwarts is a school, it's where you forge the greatest of friendships, so of course it would be a logical assumption that Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer would be available in the massive open-world game. You could attend classes with friends, no matter which house you belong to and which of the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you call home, have someone to talk to as you traverse the massive Hogwarts Legacy map, and test out some of the kinder and funnier Hogwarts Legacy spells on each other. Sounds great, right? So, is there a Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer mode?

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:38 AM
     How to get Hogwarts Legacy Fluxweed stem

Need to know how to obtain and grow a Hogwarts Legacy Fluxweed stem? It's not only an essential part of one of your early quests in the wizard game, but can also be used over and over again to make carious potions. To do so, you need to know where to get its seed, though, so you don't spend excessive galleons buying the plant every time you need it.

There are, of course, masses of intriguing magical potions at your disposal in Hogwarts Legacy, but you need the ingredients and the recipe in order to make them first. The Hogwarts Legacy Fluxweed stem is an essential ingredient in several potion recipes, such as Focus and Felix Felicis, and is required for completing assignments to unlock some Hogwarts Legacy spells. Here's where to get Hogwarts Legacy Fluxweed, its seeds, and how to grow and use it.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:34 AM
     Is Hagrid in Hogwarts Legacy?

Want to know if you'll run into Hagrid in Hogwarts Legacy? One of the best characters of the franchise - and an ever recurring meme from the PS1 days - it's a question many fans are asking. Since being convicted of a crime he didn't commit, the groundskeeper spent his time tending the grounds of Hogwarts and caring for any of the fantastic beasts contained within, so could he appear in the game based in the famous schools' grounds?

We already know that Harry Potter and his group of famous friends aren't in Hogwarts Legacy, but what about Hagrid? Before he rescued Harry from the Dursleys' clutches, Hagrid had an extensive career at Hogwarts. Can you expect to see the renowned groundskeeper as you wander Hogwarts, or is the action RPG game set way before his time?

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:23 AM
     Apex Legends season 17 release date, season 16 end date, new character

Looking for the Apex Legends season 17 release date? If you've mined everything that season 16 has to offer, collected all there is to collect, and ranked up countless wins, it might be time to look forward to what's next. While there's still a little bit of time to go before the next season, there are plenty of new inclusions to get excited about.

While season 16 of the free PC game revamped the way each Legend is categorised with the improved class system, it didn't introduce a new character. Well, our prayers have been answered and the next Apex Legends season will give us someone new to play with, and some exciting limited-time modes to take our minds off the ranked battle royale grind.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 11:00 AM
     Best Warzone 2 shotgun

Looking for the best Warzone 2 shotgun? The short-range weapons might not immediately spring to mind when you think about the sprawling Al Mazrah and its high, long-distance vantage points. Still, you may be surprised about just how well it might serve you. After all, the map is dense with buildings, and you're likely to run into an opponent tucked into the corner of a room eventually. You will also certainly get more up close and personal once the storm circles close in.

The best shotgun in Warzone 2 is the KV Broadside. With an exceptional rate of fire, this shotgun can decimate foes at close range in the battle royale game. However, we'd certainly recommend running Overkill so you can accompany your shotgun with one of the best Warzone 2 guns - ideally one with a bit more range.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 10:49 AM
     Best Honkai Star Rail Herta build

Eager to dish out some ice damage with our best Honkai star Rail Herta build? Herta's equally cute, deadly, and uncaring nature is not too dissimilar from a neighbourhood cat that refuses to let you get close enough to pet them. That, coupled with her status as leader of the self-named Herta Space Station and your ticket into the roguelike Simulated Universe mode make Herta herself one of the more peculiar free characters. Even so, adding Herta to your team will see this Path of Erudition walker carry out some serious AoE ice damage should you take the time to build her well.

You should never say no to a freebie, and the early four-star Herta is certainly no different, standing as a perfect multi-target DPS option in the list of currently available Honkai Star Rail characters, and placing respectably on our Honkai Star Rail definitive tier list.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 10:50 AM
     Shinobi Life 2 codes May 2023

May 5, 2023: We added two new Shinobi Life 2 codes ahead of the weekend.

What are the new Shinobi Life 2 codes? Shinobi Life 2, which was formerly known as Shindo Life, is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for rellcoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone for good. We'll also explain how to redeem Shinobi Life 2 codes (spoiler: it's a whole lot like redeeming Shindo Life codes), when you can expect new codes to arrive, and the platforms where they're most likely to drop. If you're in the market for further Roblox freebies, we also keep a regularly updated list of Roblox promo codes for some of the best Roblox games in 2023.

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 10:36 AM
     Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy?

Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy? That's a perfectly valid question. After all, 'The Boy Who Lived' is why we Muggles even know about the magical School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as Hogwarts itself was introduced to us through his own eyes all the way back in 1997 (do you feel old, yet?). And let's not forget the incredible Harry Potter games  from the early noughties and their hilarious, clunky graphics, which will never be forgotten. All of this, of course, leads us to wonder whether our favourite bespectacled wizard will join us at Hogwarts this time.

And it's not just Harry Potter. Will his now-famous friends, Ron and Hermione, appear in Hogwarts Legacy? Perhaps even Hagrid? Will they appear as playable Hogwarts Legacy characters or NPCs in the open-world game? Can we expect to meet an entirely new ensemble of wand-wielding witches and wizards in the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms, classrooms and halls?

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PCGamesN Friday, May 5, 2023 10:54 AM
     All Blue Protocol classes explained

Want to know about the Blue Protocol classes? We know there will be five to choose from on the game's release date, and in a useful twist from many existing MMOs, you will be able to change class at any time. So technically, it really doesn't matter which you choose, and you'll get the chance to try them all out, but it's still worth getting to know what's what before you set foot in Regnas.

Revealed during The Game Awards, Blue Protocol is looking to make its mark as one of the best MMORPG games this year, bringing a JRPG twist to the genre at a time when the likes of Genshin Impact and Tower of Fantasy continue to rise in popularity. Making a refreshing change from the likes of WoW and other new MMOs, Blue Protocol brings aspects from the best anime games to the popular multiplayer genre. We know that one of the most important aspects of your MMORPG character is your class, so here's everything you need to know about the five starting Blue Protocol classes.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 1:15 PM

Welcome back to another RPS Time Capsule. I will age a thousand years by writing this next sentence, but today we're casting our minds back to twenty years ago, excavating our personal favourite games from the actually quite good year of 2003. Yep, instant wrinkles like I've just been caught in a Death Stranding rain shower. I better finish this introduction quickly before I disintegrate to a pile of dust - much like all the other games from this year that didn't make it into this year's Time Capsule. Come and find out which ones we've decided to save below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 12:45 PM

Over the last week and a bit, we've been steadily releasing a bunch of stories from our big, hour-long chat with XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns director Jake Solomon that took place at this year's GDC. It was a wide-ranging interview, looking at what Solomon plans to do next now that he's left Firaxis, and how he feels about his 20+ year career there. You can read the condensed version of that interview here, but as a treat for RPS supporters, I thought you might like to read our chat in full. There's still a lot I couldn't quite squeeze into separate news stories here, and I think (and hope) you'll find it interesting to read as a whole. So here it is. All 8760-odd words of it. Enjoy.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 12:00 PM

Aeons ago, I wrote about the Leftfield collection that was supposed to happen at Rezzed 2020. Ploughing through several emotions without comment, in amongst the games that we never got to see as a result of Things Happening was an earlier version of Lunark, a clearly Flashback-influenced action puzzle platformer.

I've kind of worried about it ever since, so I was glad to see it released recently, and gladder still that it's a lot of fun.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 11:18 AM

Fortniters everywhere, rejoice! Playing Fortnite can now put you on the road to the Olympics, so teachers can no longer scold kids for sneaking in a game during class - that's how you win gold medals now, goddammit. The Olympics have today announced that the money-printing battle royale has joined the line-up for the Olympic Esport Series 2023, taking place in Singapore next month.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 10:58 AM

Arcadey ice hockey action slams into roguelikelike runs with Tape To Tape, out now in early access. Imagine 'NHL 94 meets Hades' and you have a vague sense. Across a run, you travel a strange land playing hockey matches and earning upgrades to boost your team with better stats and whole new abilities. It's an interesting idea and quite a silly game, with a daft tone and some cheery ultraviolence.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 10:39 AM

Developers Torpor Games have been teasing something mysterious over the last few months and they've finally shed light on their future plans. The acclaimed political RPG Suzerain is getting even deeper thanks to an upcoming paid expansion called Kingdom Of Rizia and a free 2.0 update called Amendment, the developers announced during this week's LudoNarraCon digital fest.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 10:00 AM

After being invaded by Thargoids at the end of last year, Elite Dangerous is now letting its players fight back in its next update. Update 15 introduces a new tool to help players finally get inside the mysterious Thargoid Maelstrom clouds that have been cropping up across the galaxy ever since the invasion began last November. However, there are also new enemy classes and Thargoid vessels to encounter, and one in particular - the Hunter-class Glaive - looks very nasty indeed.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 9:15 AM

Earlier this week I announced that RPS Yearly Premium Supporters can claim a game key for the Park Beyond closed beta, running until Friday May 19th. This is your reminder that you can claim them today, from 3pm BST/7am PT - that's in less than an hour's time!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 8:51 AM

Beleaguered vampire huntin' FPS Redfall has at least one seal of approval, even if our reviewer Ed was left cold. Shortly before release, Valve bestowed it with Verified status for the Steam Deck, a coveted green tick that represents more or less complete compatibility and suitability for the portable PC.

I wouldn't normally curl an eyebrow at this sort of thing – having more great Steam Deck games is good for PC gaming – but given how all-over-the-shop Redfall's performance is on desktop PCs, could it really settle in on the less powerful Deck? A few ambulatory vamp slaying jaunts later, I can conclude that it... maaaaaybe can. Sort of.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 7:44 AM

Developers Don't Nod are carrying over their signature melodramatic decisions and super-powered characters with their next game: Harmony: The Fall Of Reverie. The studio behind Life Is Strange and Tell Me Why announced their visual novel earlier this year, but we now have a solid June 8th release date. A playable demo is also available as part of the LudoNarraCon festival on Steam.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 5, 2023 6:51 AM

Redfall, an open world FPS by the folks over at Arkane, plays like a game that was pulled in so many directions over its development that it exploded into various bits, which were then patchworked together into a live service game that already feels like it's been abandoned. Flashes of Arkane's brilliance make an appearance, but they are a rare find amidst a bland, incoherent world that clearly points to deeper issues in a game that's been drained of its magic.

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Twinfinite Friday, May 5, 2023 1:11 PM
     Meet the star-studded lineup of the PL TOTS.

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     Cooking recipes make their way to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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     I have a good feeling about these.

Twinfinite Friday, May 5, 2023 10:00 AM
     Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is not always the easiest show to under-'stand'.

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     A plethora of animated splendor.

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     Gulping Gargoyles!

Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 2:00 PM

New Official Genshin Wallpapers Feature Alhaitham, Baizhu, and Kaveh

To go along with the new A Parade of Prominence and the launch of Baizhu and Kaveh, HoYoVerse released new official Genshin Impact wallpapers and emojis of various characters. The focus this time is not only on the two newcomers, but also existing Sumeru characters. All of them feature prominently in the event.

First, here are the two Genshin Impact wallpaper options featuring Sumeru characters like Alhaitham, Cyno, Kaveh, and Tighnari and Baizhu. The official download offers both designs in a variety of sizes for PCs and mobile devices.

As for the Genshin Impact emojis, they are all ones you can see in-game and focus on folks from Sumeru. The first four are all of Baizhu. Some of these mention phrases like, "Are you unwell" and "medicine time." Kaveh also features in five of the new stickers, with some saying "help," "ready to work," and "accepting commissions." Other characters represented include Nahida, Tighnari, Layla, Hat Guy, Faruzan, and Cyno.
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Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the Baizhu banner is live now.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 1:30 PM

Netflix One Piece Promo Explains How to Pronounce Luffy's Name

Monkey D. Luffy's birthday is May 5th, so Netflix decided to commemorate the day with the One Piece live-action actors explaining how to pronounce the character's name. It begins with Inaki Godoy, who will play the character in the adaptation, explaining things. Then, other members of the cast all chime in to provide examples.

Here's the full video showing how to pronounce Luffy's name in One Piece. It begins with Godoy. Then, Emily Rudd, who plays Nami, appears. After that, Zoro actor Mackenyu showed up. Jacob Gibson, who will portray Usopp, showed up after that. Taz Skyler, Sanji's actor, wraps it up.

Most recently, series creator Eiichiro Oda commented on the state of the show. He noted, "[Netflix] promised that we won't launch it until I'm satisfied." This could mean it might not launch when expected.

The One Piece live-action show is expected to appear on Netflix in 2023. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll and Netflix, and Viz Media handles the manga.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 1:00 PM

Genshin Impact A Parade of Providence is a Kaveh Showcase

When we've seen Kaveh ahead of his playable debut in Genshin Impact, he hasn't always been shown in the best light. Yes, we know he's a talented architect and Akademiya scholar. But whenever we've seen him or heard him referenced, HoYoVerse tended to focus on his faults or more annoying qualities for the sake of humor. He let Dori take advantage of him while building The Palace of Alcazarzaray, leaving him bankrupt. He's constantly quibbling with Alhaitham and getting worked up over things. However, while A Parade of Providence is a showcase giving many Sumeru characters their moment, this Genshin Impact especially is something of a Kaveh redemption piece.

Editor's Note: There will be spoilers for the Genshin Impact A Parade of Providence event in the article below.

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So yes, there is still some of the Kaveh and Alhaitham quibbling that we've come to expect from their relationship in this Genshin Impact event. However, due to its execution, I'd say there's a bit more nuance to it. After seeing the comments juxtaposed with Kaveh's actions, his reports about what Alhaitham said to him hits differently. By the point Kaveh's saying how his roommate chastised him for not thinking about why he "ended up relying on luck every round" of the tournament, we already saw exactly why Alhaitham said it. Knowing both, we know Alhaitham probably said it in a brusque manner, which Kaveh took badly. Also, we can absolutely tell Kaveh is the sort of person who would have brought up to Alhaitham than he is his upperclassman.

Yet there are also moments when we see there is a genuine friendship and admiration there. Kaveh mentions the two worked together on a project while they were students. When he's sharing details about Sachin with the Traveler, he mentions Alhaitham apparently respected him enough to consult him about notes. He also offers the notes to the Traveler, knowing Alhaitham well enough to know it is okay. Not to mention at the end of the questline, the Traveler runs into Alhaitham in Aaru Village. When they explain Kaveh bought everyone a fancy meal and he missed it, he's not put off. His response is that since Kaveh was there and involved, it will mean he'll bring leftovers home for him.

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The event also acts as an unintentional showcase of Kaveh's consideration, generosity, and integrity. For example, for the first Interdarshan Championship, he agrees to work with Faruzan to combine their talents to try and find the Swiftfly. He then refuses to take the points when offered, instead drawing lots. When this opportunity comes up in the second round, he behaves the same way. When he runs into an uncertain and anxious Layla, he reassures her. After winning the competition, he offers Cyno the rare Genius Invokation TCG. Initially, he even refuses to accept money for it. Though even when he is paid for the card, he uses part of that money that doesn't go toward his debts to buy dinner for everyone.

It even shows his kindness towards those you wouldn't expect would get it. During the second Interdarshan Championship challenge, he basically doesn't end up beating Faruzan to one of the leyline disruptors because of desert foxes. A group got discombobulated by the event. He sacrificed the food he was given during the task to feed them, and then even took a pause from competing so he could lead the trio to safety. Because, as he said, "It's not like any of you asked to be trapped in a Ley Line disruption."

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But the best example of who Kaveh is as a person comes when he manages to win the Interdarshan Championship. He has the Diadem of Knowledge. We heard him rant about living with Alhaitham earlier and explaining how he wanted to move out immediately. The event established how his father didn't win this championship, and he wanted to essentially accomplish this for him too. He has the opportunity to get the money needed to do all he wants, and perhaps even some knowledge as well. But he refuses it. He denies the mindset of Sachin, and instead chooses to donate everything he's won as Sachin's successor to make Sumeru a better place. There's no regret about it. Even when having dinner with Cyno, Collei, Tighnari, and the Traveler later, and here how he could have accepted, then destroyed the research and kept the money, he brings up how dishonest it would have been and is adamant he made the right decision.

The Genshin Impact A Parade of Providence event is full of defining moments for Kaveh. It's wonderful to see him fleshed out in such a way. Instead of being some comic relief character, it highlights all elements of his personality and shows how they positively and negatively affect his life.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the A Parade of Providence event runs until May 15, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 12:30 PM

Alternate Universe Playbook

A new indie title allows players to make visual novels using characters from other popular indie games. Alternate Universe Playbook features characters from Celeste and CrossCode, among others. Developed by Freebird Games, Alternate Universe Playbook allows players to make their own visual novels using a series of simple tools. The game comes loaded with a bunch of characters from indie games in a range of poses and expressions.

Many of the characters come from other titles developed by Freebird Games, such as Finding Paradise, Impostor Factory and To the Moon. Other indie developers also lent their characters, as the casts of Celeste, CrossCode, A Space for the Unbound and OneShot are also available. In other words, if you've ever wanted to see Madeline from Celeste chatting to Niko from OneShot in an active volcano, this game lets you make that happen.

The game's Steam page promises that more characters from other games will be added with time. They also promise custom tools to add your own assets. Alternate Universe Playbook has been released for free, as Freebird Games hope to build up a creative community. The team is also taking suggestions and feedback via the Steam forums or their Discord.

Alternate Universe Playbook is available now for Steam.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 12:00 PM

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404 Game Re:Set ran into a real-life 404 error, as Sega announced it is under maintenance to fix a major bug. Producer Gosuke Nakamura apologized for the inconvenience on the official website for the game. The maintenance should last until 5am JST of May 6, 2023. That would be 1pm PT/4pm ET on May 5, 2023.

The bug is affecting the Technical Department Dungeon Drop-up Campaign. Players are receiving an unexpected amount of Segacreds and materials, so Sega shut down the game to undergo emergency maintenance. Though the team has already discovered the root of the bug and fixed it, players have used the surge of Segacreds and materials to enhance their accessories. As a result, it has disrupted the balance and fairness of the game.

In order to fix the issue of game balance, Sega decided that it will roll back the game's data, using a back-up from 2am JST of May 5, 2023. This means that we will lose any of the progress they made after that date. Sega states that this is to return the game to a state where everyone can enjoy it. It will issue reimbursements for affected players at a later date.

404 Game Re:Set is a mobile game takes place in a dystopian future where Sega rules the world with an iron fist. Yoko Taro of NieR and Drakengard fame is the creative director for the story. It features retro games like Pong and Virtua Fighter as playable characters, with Virtua Fighter being the focus of the game's first story event.

404 Game Re:Set is available in Japan on mobile devices.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 11:30 AM

Monster Hunter Rise Canyne Designs

Capcom revealed some behind the scenes details about the Canynes, also known as Palamutes, in Monster Hunter Rise. Designer Moeri Abe was interviewed as part of the company's ongoing Monster Hunter interview series.

In the interview, Abe talked about the initial discussions of designing the Canynes for Monster Hunter Rise. The initial concepts were inspired by falconers and their raptors, with the designs gradually softened to make them more friendly-looking. He also talks about how the ninja concepts of Monster Hunter Rise were incorporated into their designs over time.

There's also a lot of discussion about how the whole Monster Hunter Rise team got involved in aspects of the Canyne and Palamute design. The team were often contributing to discussions around movement, particularly how their tails and ears wiggled. Many team members were eager to rub the Canynes' bellies too, which got incorporated into the final game.

In addition to the Canynes themselves, Abe also designed the Palamute armor and supervised the modelling of them. His personal favorites include the Barioth X Set, Almudron X Set and Ludroth X Set.

Abe didn't just work on the Canynes for Monster Hunter Rise. He also designed the Wirebugs and made concepts for Bishanten, Rakna-Kadaki and Crimson Glow Valstrax.

Monster Hunter Rise is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The latest expansion, Sunbreak, is now available for all platforms too.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 11:00 AM

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From May 20, 2023, Beams will release merchandise of the Pokemon TCG and Yu Nagaba collaboration in Japan. Prices will start from 500 JPY (which is around $3.75). As an apparel store, Beams will mostly sell items like T-shirts from the collaboration, though there is also the chance to get a random promotion card with art from Yu Nagaba on it. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

All of the shirts will contain references to the TCG beyond the Eevees that Yu Nagaba drew for this collaboration. For example, the back of one T-shirt contains the back design of a Pokemon TCG card, and the front of it has the Energy card symbols.

Here is a list of the items that'll be available, along with their prices:

  • Osuwari Design T-shirt: 8250 JPY (Adults), 5280 JPY (Kids)
  • Osuwari Design Eevee T-shirt: 6380 JPY (Adults), 4180 JPY (Kids)
  • Battle Design T-shirt: 8250 JPY (Adults), 5280 JPY (Kids)
  • Card Design T-shirt: 6380 JPY
  • Bandana: 2200 JPY
  • Cap: 5280 JPY
  • Socks: 1980 JPY
  • Pin: 500 JPY each
  • Day Pack: 29,700 JPY
  • Sunny Day Bag: 17600 JPY
  • Tailmate Bag: 15400 JPY

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For the bags and T-shirts, we can customize them with cloth badges. As mentioned earlier, purchasing one of these items will allow you to get a random Pokemon TCG card. In total, there are nine options. They are all Eeveeolutions with that feature Yu Nagaba's art.

This is not the first time that Yu Nagaba has collaborated with The Pokemon Company. In 2022, he designed Pikachu patterns for Pokemon Shirts. He also drew the Pokemon that appeared in the Ed Sheeran "Celestial" music video, which came out for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

We will see the Pokemon TCG and Yu Nagaba collection appear in Beams stores in Japan from May 20, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 10:30 AM

Here's a Peek at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Recipes

In both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, we can have Link cook recipes to make food to heal himself. To help get an idea of what to expect, Nintendo Europe's Twitter account shared a peek at the Recipe Book present in the game. It offered a clear look at three of the recipes Link can cook and the food he can make from them.

Here's the official tweet. The three The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipes shown all a rather substantial amount of hearts for Link. The Steamed Mushrooms is the most "healthy," as it restores seven hearts if he cooks two apples, two greens, and a mushroom. Also beneficial is the Meat and Seafood Fry, which will refill six hearts if you cook two fish and a piece of meat, then eat it. Finally, there's a Pepper Steak that restores five hearts. It appears to need meat, a spicy pepper, an onion, and an acorn. All three recipes also appeared in Breath of the Wild.

It will also be easier to cook these items in the game. In addition to set pots around the world, Nintendo announced a portable pot. This is a single-use item that lets us cook once anywhere.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 10:00 AM

Young Tifa FFVII Remake

May 5, 2023 is Children's Day in Japan, and so Square Enix shared some details on the character design for young Tifa in Final Fantasy VII Remake (FFVII Remake) with us. We can see the concept art and in-game renders of her when she was eight and thirteen years old. At both ages, she wore feminine dresses as opposed to the more sporty wardrobe she has as an adult.

When she was eight years old, Tifa wore a white dress. The dress has pockets, which is designed to make it very convenient for her. She also shows off her fashion sense in wearing socks with her lace-up sandals. At thirteen, she graduated to wearing no socks with her sandals, which now have a higher heel. She also foregoes pockets, though she doesn't have a bag with her to carry any items. Tifa consistently wore her hair loose when she was young. Since the low ponytail she has as an adult keeps her hair out of her way when fighting, the hairstyle might be due to practical rather than fashion reasons.

In Japan, Children's Day is the final day in Golden Week. Originally, it was only a day for boys but the country has since expanded the definition to include girls as well. On Children's Day, families fly koinobori (carp-shaped windsocks), display miniature Japanese armor and dolls, and eat kawshiwamochi and chimaki.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC. FFVII Rebirth will come out on the PS5 in Winter 2023. Though it shows Tifa as an adult, Square Enix released a FFVII Remake calendar of her for April 2023 that people can crop and save. Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is also expected to release on mobile devices and retell this entry's stor again in 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 9:30 AM

To remind people that the Splatoon 3 The Legend of Zelda Splatfest is this weekend, Nintendo released themed Deep Cut character art.

Ahead of ever Splatfest in Splatoon 3, Nintendo tends to release special art inspired by the event, and The Legend of Zelda one is no exception. The official Twitter account shared art of the three members of Deep Cut fighting it out. As is usual, each one is supporting a side in this Triforce-themed crossover. It serves as both a celebration of the event and a reminder that it is taking place May 5-7, 2023.

As we might expect, this is due to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launching on the Nintendo Switch in May 2023. Shiver is tied to Team Power, aka Ganondorf. Supporting Frye means you back Team Wisdom and Zelda. Finally, Big Man is the representative for Team Courage and Link.

To go along with this event, Nintendo is also selling merchandise. We can buy the shirts our Inklings and Octolings will be wearing during the Splatfest directly from the company.

Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, and The Legend of Zelda Splatfest is available May 5-7, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 9:00 AM

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HoYoVerse uploaded a video detailing how real-life astronomy plays into the worldbuilding of Honkai: Star Rail. Didier Queloz, who is a Swiss astronomer and physics professor at Cambridge, is the guest. He also won a Nobel Prize of Physics in 2019 when he, along with Michel Mayor, discovered the first extrasolar planet 51 Pegasi b.

Queloz stated that he hopes that media can sneak in actual knowledge. This could not only educate its players, but also increase interest in science. In the past, for example, Jurassic Park inspired a paleontology renaissance. Due to the vast number of star systems, he suggests that there is the possibility that planets like the ones in Honkai: Star Rail (and by extension, any piece of sci-fi media) exist in reality.

An example of this lies in the icy Jarilo-VI. This is the first planet that we encounter in Honkai: Star Rail. In Earth's own history, there was a time when snow and ice covered the entire planet. Such a planet is completely plausible. Temperature, the atmosphere, distance to the star, and the presence of water would all contribute to the planet's conditions. One could explain Jarilo-VI's icy environment as the result of a dramatic change in the atmosphere.

The second half of the video mostly focuses on the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, intergalactic travel, and the various conditions that affect a planet's state or appearance. Intergalactic travel is not possible for us now, but it could be some day in the future. Queloz concluded that as a species, we must cherish the planet now and survive as a whole if we ever wish to travel to the stars in the future.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PCs. PS4 and PS5 versions will come out in the near future.

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Siliconera Friday, May 5, 2023 8:30 AM

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Hololive VTuber Laplus (La+) Darkness came down with COVID-19. As a result, she will take a break from streaming in order to recover. There is no news as to when to expect her return.

Aside from the official Hololive Twitter account posting the news, La+ herself made a statement. Via Twitter, she apologized for causing her fans a lot of worry, and said that this is her first time contracting COVID-19. She stated that it is very painful. However, she promised that she will see everyone again and asked her fans to wait until her recovery.

La+ is not the only VTuber on a break. Fulgur Ovid of Nijisanji EN is also on a hiatus for health reasons. However, neither Nijisanji nor Fulgur himself confirmed the reason.

Laplus Darkness, stylized as La+ Darkness, is part of the sixth generation of hololive VTubers. She debuted as part of Secret Society holoX alongside members like Sakamata Chloe and Hakui Koyori. That was in November 2021. She has both a YouTube and Twitch account and, as of the time of writing, she has over 951,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Laplus (La+) Darkness will go on hiatus in order to recover from COVID-19. More information on her return will appear on hololive and La+'s social media.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 1:39 PM
     Al Sa'id Shopping Centre In Warzone 2 DmzAre you wondering how to get the Al Sa'id Shopping Center key in DMZ to obtain valuable loot or complete the Mall Rat mission? There are a lot of new keys for you to find that will unlock new areas, but it may be hard to know where to find these keys and the locations of the buildings they unlock. However, once unlocked, these new areas provide a fun challenge and reward you with powerful loot. One example of a new key is the Al Sa'id Shopping Center key in Warzone 2 DMZ, which unlocks valuable loot. How to get the Al Sa'id Shopping Center key in DMZ You can find the Al Sa'id Shopping Center key in Warzone DMZ using these three methods: Enemy AI Drops: AI enemies have a chance to drop keys, so find yourself a location where you can farm them by having them call for backup. HVT Contracts: Eliminating high-valued targets using HVT contracts is an easy way to obtain keys as they are guaranteed to provide them when looted. Looting Containers:...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 1:37 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Ever Changing Wen Mingde And XenohydroThe adventure missions in Honkai: Star Rail introduce some neat elements you might not otherwise see. They add personality to various locations and characters. They also offer rewards you won't want to miss. Here is our guide on how to complete the Ever-Changing mission in Honkai: Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. How to complete Ever-Changing mission in Honkai Star Rail As you make periodic visits to the Herta Space Station, you will come to know various members of the crew. One such member is Wen Mingde. You interact with him extensively in the Ever-Changing adventure mission. If you haven't already met him, an introduction will occur when you find him at his desk. Then the mission proceeds. To complete the Ever-Changing mission, you have to help Wen Mingde locate Abraham. The man is a member of Wen Mingde's team who has gone missing. The timing of his disappearance isn't grea...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 1:13 PM
     Loamm In Wow DragonflightAre you wondering how to get Barter Bricks in WoW: Dragonflight? Barter Bricks is a new in-game currency used when bartering for items. For example, barter Bricks can be exchanged for goods from Niffen in Zaralck Cavern or sold for ten gold. This makes them extremely valuable, so we have found the best locations to farm Barter Bricks, so you have all you need fast. How to get barter bricks in WoW Dragonflight Image: Blizzard First, you must complete the Get Rich Quick quest from Ponzo, found at coordinates 58.06, 53.80. You will be rewarded with a single Barter Brick for your trouble, and then you can start to farm them. The quest aim of the Get Rich Quick quest is: Get the citizens of Loamm to order some Ponzo's Cream and Glimmerogg Timeshare Vouchers. You must sell them three Glimmerogg Timeshare Vouchers and three Ponzo's Cream. After accepting the quest, you must walk around Loamm and talk to Loamm Citizens. You will be given ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 12:23 PM
     Pink Screen Bug In Honkai Star RailAre you wondering how to fix the pink screen bug when playing Honkai: Star Rail? Rest assured that a solution exists to address it, but first, you must understand why it is happening. The pink screen bug is caused by missing textures in your game. When this happens, you will notice a pink screen on the Character screen copy when battling specific enemies or using the sprint button. How to fix the purple pixel bug in Honkai: Star Rail Let's tackle the pink screen glitch issue troubling you while playing Honkai: Star Rail. With our combined efforts, we'll find a solution quickly! The first step is choosing a fix based on the type of device you are playing on, which changes the steps required to fix the purple pixel bug in Honkai: Star Rail. How to fix the pink screen bug on mobile devices If you play Honkai: Star Rail on mobile devices, you can follow the below steps: Start Honkai: Star Rail Click the Phone icon Navigate to the Options gear icon Select t...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 5, 2023 11:48 AM
     Honkai Star Rail Simulated Universe World 4 Near EntranceHerta's Simulated Universe is a neat challenge that runs parallel to the main quest in Honkai: Star Rail. You dive into a simulation and face challenges you likely recognize from that main adventure. It's a terrific training ground that can offer powerful rewards in the form of currency you spend on rare Light Cores. Here is our guide on how to complete Simulated Universe World 4 in Honkai: Star Rail. Note: We'll have a Honkai: Star Rail guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. How to complete Simulated Universe World 4 in Honkai Star Rail By the time you access World 4, you should be familiar with how Herta's Simulated Universe functions. Your strategy this time shouldn't differ much compared to the one you mastered when learning how to clear Simulated Universe World 3. Really, there are just more powerful enemies and a more challenging boss fight at the end. The game's recommendation is that you have your characters at level...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 5, 2023 1:24 PM
     Ok, so, apparently, the pollen decided that my hubris about "feeling better" was too much and did me in the past couple days. But come hell or high water, I'm going to enjoy this weekend. It's Cinco De Mayo and I'm going to gorge myself on tacos and nothing can stop me. But, before I …

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 5, 2023 1:30 PM

The video showcases several gameplay elements

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 5, 2023 12:32 PM

Avalanche recently released a patch for the game that also added an Arachnophobia mode

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 5, 2023 12:14 PM

The DLCs will feature new missions, foes, weapons, and more

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 5, 2023 11:38 AM

Will add several new features like an Emote Wheel, as well as combat changes

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