Kotaku Sunday, May 7, 2023 8:50 PM
There are, by my count, 1732 indie games coming out every day now, which makes promoting them (for devs) and covering them (for us) almost impossible. One trend I've enjoyed lately, though, is an attempt to market a game not just by showing the game, but by showing what went into making the game.
Kotaku Sunday, May 7, 2023 7:55 PM
As the writer's strike enters its second week, the effects of not having some of most important people on set around are already starting to show: two of the biggest projects currently in production—Marvel's Blade reboot and the fifth season of Stranger Things—have been put on ice (along with loads more movies and…
Siliconera Sunday, May 7, 2023 5:00 PM
Honkai: Star Rail is unusual in that there can be little "mini" sidequests that are more like chores than actual missions that show up in your log. This means unless you interact with certain items, you might not notice the bonus is there. The Honkai: Star Rail Jeweler's Pagoda errand from Pawnbroker Handian that involves a Dirty Mechanical Part, Iron Box, and Bottle of Draconic Tears on Xianzhou Luofu's Central Starskiff Haven is a good example. You won't happen upon it unless you're checking every store, and it's a good way to get a few extra Stellar Jade.
After grabbing for the Dirty Mechanical Part you can investigate and try to take at Jeweler's Pagoda in Honkai: Star Rail's Xianzhou Luofu Central Starskiff Haven area, Pawnbroker Handian will give you the item. They'll then say to talk to the young man nearby ranting about revenge. He's right in front of the shop at the location shown in the map below, next to the Space Anchor. Giving him the part gets you an Iron Box.
Now that you have the Iron Box, you can go back to Pawnbroker Handian to ask what to do with it. This is optional, though. You can also head straight to the next step, which is to go to the Xianzhou Luofu Spare Time Book Shop at Exalting Sanctum. Approaching it will let you start hearing from the sad woman. This Honkai: Star Rail NPC is looking for the Iron Box you're holding, and she'll give you the Bottle of Draconic Tears for it.
This leads to the last part of this Bottle of Draconic Tears task in Honkai: Star Rail and means heading back to the Jeweler's Pagoda area in Central Starskiff Haven in Xianzhou Luofu. If you want, you can check with Pawnbroker Handian again for a final tip, but I recommend just going over to the IPC Specialist Howard who is sitting nearby. If you walk past at the right time, you'll even see the speech bubble "Are Draconic Tears real?" He's sitting right near the vending machines and restaurant to the north the Jeweler's Pagoda.
Give him the item and you'll get 10 Stellar Jades, 10 Strales, and 5,000 Credits.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.
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Siliconera Sunday, May 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Mobile Suit Gundam anime adaptations have been stunning viewers for years. These aren't just shows about cool, big mechs using incredible abilities to attack each other. All kinds of political intrigue, moral conflicts, and incredibly human storylines get interwoven into these tales. It's amazing when you realize that, and also when you get to share these sorts of stories with others. So this week, we decided it's a good time for all of us to talk about and recommend some shows.
I'm completely enamored with Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. The characters are fantastic, with Suletta and Miorine are so much fun to watch. It's especially interesting how the first season works on setting the stage and building up lore, before the second really reminds us, "Oh, right, this is Gundam." The latest episodes do a lot, and it's one of the more enthralling entries I've enjoyed. It may still be ongoing, but it's shaping up to be one of the great ones! -- Jenni
The anime series that introduced me to the franchise were Gundam: The Witch from Mercury and Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, both of which I really hold dear, but the best I've seen to date must be the Gundam Thunderbolt movies. I never expected to actually feel fear because of a Gundam (there may be needed a trigger warning for some mature themes), but the realism, pacing, and style are just top-notch. -- Frank
Iron-Blooded Orphans, The Witch From Mercury, and G are all really good but I have a particular soft spot for Gundam 00. I really liked how the story sets itself on Earth, though the governments and factions still border on the usual space politics of the series. All of the Gundam Meisters were really endearing, even including the fact that Allelujah essentially vanishes five episodes into the second season (which we don't talk about). The first season was a great balance of character interactions and development, action, and exposition. The second season and the movie don't exist. Special shout out to SeeD and Destiny, which grind my gears like crazy but I still love to watch just so that I can hurl popcorn at the screen from how much it activates my monkey instinct. -- Stephanie
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, May 7, 2023 4:32 PM
The trailer showcases, the game's combat system, enemies, exploration, and more.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, May 7, 2023 4:17 PM
The video showcases her cards, abilities, upgrades, and more.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, May 7, 2023 3:50 PM
Whether or not the title comes to PC as well is currently unknown.