Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 7:15 PM
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 7:10 PM
There are two ways you can approach Crusader Kings III. On the one hand it's a sprawling grand strategy game where you're in control of a Kingdom's entire economy, military, society and faith. On the other, it's a big ol' RPG.
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 6:20 PM
Internet archivists have finally found and uploaded a long-lost Cartoon Network segment in which '90s toon star Johnny Bravo did color commentary on a sped-up episode of the formative shonen anime Dragon Ball Z, and it's now on the Internet Archive for your viewing pleasure. Check it out and be amazed that Bravo's…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 4:40 PM
Everyone seems to be playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and my Switch won't let me forget it. This weekend, as I too paraded around Hyrule exploring the Breath of the Wild sequel, I kept experiencing mild interruptions as the many other heroes of Hyrule with whom I'm acquainted picked up their Switches.
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 4:35 PM
2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a smash hit, and many of its beloved maps have continued to pop up in subsequent CoD entries over the last 15 years. Classics, I'm sure you agree. But it turns out that one of the most popular (and smallest) maps in Modern Warfare only accidentally got included after a…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 3:51 PM
When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched in 2017, I found it pretty overwhelming in scope and complexity. To some extent, that feeling is still pretty pervasive in its sequel, Tears of the Kingdom. The game is all about trial and error, learning as you go, and finding your own way without a ton of…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 2:55 PM
Since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom dropped on May 12, fans have been obsessed with the game's new creation abilities. Thanks to Link's new skills, particularly Fuse and Ultrahand, players are building absurdities like planes and tanks to commit war crimes in Hyrule Kingdom. But there's one object folks…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 1:50 PM
Jeff Bezos' evil empire isn't done with The Lord of the Rings just yet. Following the nearly billion-dollar debacle that was the first season of The Rings of Power, Amazon is planning to launch a new MMO based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy universe. The good news is that it's being made by the developers behind the hit…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 1:40 PM
Last night's episode of Succession featured a breakneck, stressful presidential race to 270 electoral votes that threatened to upend my delicate cocktail of Lexapro and weed—but it wasn't that poll that had Twitter shook. No, it was an entirely different one that asked who's hotter: young Al Pacino or young Robert…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 1:30 PM
If you're like a lot of people playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you might still be trudging through the first area of the game. Players have reported spending four to seven hours in the tutorial section, which is a fairly surprising amount of time for anyone who just wants to jump into the main…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 1:28 PM
Pretty far into Respawn and EA's new Star Wars game, Jedi: Survivor, you'll encounter a difficult boss fight on Jedha against a powerful foe who can easily kill you in a few hits. But to talk about this boss fight in any more detail requires spoiling a big moment from the game's second half. So if you haven't reached…
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 1:00 PM
CD Projekt Red has a bunch of Witcher games in various stages of development, and one of them appears to have just undergone a major overhaul. Project Sirius, a multiplayer Witcher spin-off has "changed," and the studio is laying off close to 30 developers who are working on it, CDPR confirmed to Kotaku.
Kotaku Monday, May 15, 2023 12:50 PM
Link meets a pretty colorful cast of characters during his journey through Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While there are plenty of love stories throughout the game, fans are starting to speculate that one male character might have feelings for another man based on a diary entry in Kakariko…
PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:08 PM
May 15, 2023: We checked for new Punch Wall codes to add to our list.
Want all the new Punch Wall codes? The hit Roblox game tasks you with destroying a series of walls in order to reach a trophy, with the catch being that each additional wall in your path has increased health, making it that much tougher to take down. Training is key here, as spending time in your base and wailing on the punch bags will increase the damage you inflict with each strike.
The free PC game has a gacha-style pet system, and you can trade all of your 'win' trophies for a chance at some interesting companions. Friendship isn't the only thing gained by risking your trophies; each pet offers you an increase in your training, so if you manage to pull a rare beast in the Roblox game, you'll be blasting those walls in no time. Luckily for you, there are several Punch Wall Simulator codes you can enter to bag yourself some free gifts - including pets. Here are all the currently active Punch Wall Simulator codes.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:06 PM
May 15, 2023: We checked for new Midnight Sun codes to add to our list.
What are the new Midnight Sun codes? The anime-inspired Roblox game tasks you with either being a demon slayer or becoming a demon, and while you can earn everything you need for your journey through hard work and your precious time, it's always good to know if there are any Demon Slayer Midnight Sun codes to help you along the way.
Born into a clan and sent off into the wild world of Demon Slayer, you must prove yourself against evil, or succumb to it and become the scourge that stalks the landscape. There is also a large PvP element to the Roblox game, and with such endeavours, it always helps to grab every advantage you can if you plan on dominating the opposition. With that, are there Demon Slayer Midnight Sun codes available to help you in the action-adventure game?
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:05 PM
May 15, 2023: We checked for new Clicker Mining codes to add to our list.
Want all the new Clicker Mining codes? The digging simulator tasks you with mining your way through a quarry, discovering treasures, gathering gems, opening chests, and upgrading your equipment along the way. Each new section of the earth comes with its own mining challenges, tougher ground that requires better tools, and more power to break.
The Roblox game has a healthy following; players with staggering amounts of power behind each swing; players that have seen things you wouldn't believe. A slow start in the free PC game quickly develops into a mining flurry, with each swing of your pickaxe improving your strength, enabling you to forge on, ever deeper. Below are the latest Clicker Mining Simulator codes to help you with your underground adventures.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:01 PM
May 15, 2023: We checked for new Pancake Empire Tower Tycoon codes to add our list.
What are the new Pancake Empire Tower Tycoon codes? If you're just making a start in this fantastical, strategic, and colourful Roblox tycoon game, you may be on the hunt for some freebies to expedite the growth of your pancake empire. Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of the latest rewards and the codes you'll need to redeem to earn them, and we'll keep our list updated to ensure you never miss out.
We also have lists of the new Project Mugetsu codes and Shinobi Life 2 codes, if you're a bit of a Roblox anime fan, as well as all the Punch Wall codes you could ever possibly need. Now, let's take a look at every active Pancake Empire Tower Tycoon redeem code.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:07 PM
May 15, 2023: We added several new Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes to our list.
Want all of the new Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes? Becoming an industry giant in Roblox sometimes requires a bit more than hard work, occasionally you'll need a little helping hand to get your business off the ground, so with that, we've gathered every code for the Roblox game here.
The free PC game tasks you with building a base of operations, and mining the nearby caves for precious coal. The more coal you gather, the more your Roblox operation can expand - but how do you get your start in the earth-moving business? Utilise the Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes below to build your base and begin your dominance.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 1:45 PM
May 15, 2023: We added a new Shinobi Life 2 code to our list.
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 Monday, May 15, 2023 1:41 PM
May 15, 2023: We added three new Project Mugetsu codes to our list.
Want all the new Project Mugetsu codes? The anime combat game has taken Roblox by storm as of late, meaning you're likely on the hunt for active PM codes that will give you the edge against your opponents in the heat of battle. The codes in our list down below serve up a nice variety of wonderful gifts, ranging from mastery and gold boosts to free spins and rerolls. It's important to redeem them as soon as they drop, as they won't remain active forever.
Creating a fresh character in the free PC game can be tough, and having to fight Hollow to level up can be a grindy process, so getting a bunch of gifts as you begin your journey will make the Bleach-inspired Roblox anime brawler a much more enjoyable experience. If you're a fan of blocky creative endeavours, check out the best Roblox games in 2023 and our list of Roblox promo codes for free clothes. Below you'll find all the latest PM codes to help you out with the Easter update and beyond, including information on the rewards you'll get for redeeming each one.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:29 PM
When is the next Steam sale date? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre-specific sales, it's a good idea to keep these dates to hand.
Fortunately, Valve has released the entire Steam sale dates for the rest of the year so that you can plan your wishlist beforehand. Whether you're looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or survival games to test your endurance, there's something for everyone on Steam. The seasonal sales are much bigger and last one to two weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available with chunkier discounts. The Steam summer and winter sales are the big ones for the calendar, and summer is not far off.
Currently, there is a Paradox sale from the makers of some of the biggest and best grand strategy games to give you some real scale and spectacle, as well as a huge selection of sporty titles on offer to celebrate the start of Steam Sports Fest, which lasts for the next week or so.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:27 PM
When a farming game is announced, fans of cozy titles like Stardew Valley emerge from their pixel villages to learn more. An indie game called Roots of Pacha received that response from the public, with players impatiently waiting to tend to prehistoric crops and populations. Unfortunately, the game's highly anticipated release was followed by its swift remove from the Steam storefront. Both the Roots of Pacha developer and publisher have now shared their respective takes on the unexpected situation.
Continue reading Beloved new farming game removed from Steam due to rights dispute
PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:26 PM
A big Assassin's Creed and Ubisoft sale is currently underway, as the RPG game series is joined by many of the developer's other titles for a limited time for some dirt cheap deals and offers. Assassin's Creed is definitely still the star of the show though, with around 70% off almost every game in the series and its DLCs.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:20 PM
A Destiny 2 finisher called Give 'Em the Chair is debuffing enemies in a wild way in the FPS game when paired with the Felwinter's Helm Exotic helmet. While it's quite a trick to pull off, the effects are nothing short of hilarious in Destiny 2, as shown in a video posted to Reddit by user StrikingMechanism.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:21 PM
So you want to know about the best turn based RPGs? These games are more about how your characters evolve over time. The nature of progression and the choices you can make means that your abilities and journey may never entirely be the same across multiple playthroughs. Unlike traditional RPGs, more tools focus on tracking these changes and evolution over time. They're also about offering robust combat mechanics and making the best use of your squad as a team working towards a common goal.
While this list may have a lot in common with our guide to the best RPG games, turn based RPGs tend to focus more on squad-based combat and have roots in the classic tabletop RPGs of old. Games in this niche are often similar to turn-based strategy games, though to make the distinction relevant, we're focusing on games with more pronounced RPG features. Let's look at some of the best turn-based RPGs on PC.
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PCGamesN Monday, May 15, 2023 12:05 PM
When was the Minecraft Legends release date? This is a new action strategy game from Blackbird Interactive set within the world of Minecraft. Minecraft Legends sees the player take on the role of a legendary hero whose destiny is to unite the factions of the Overworld. If the Overworld doesn't unite in time, they won't be able to defend their homes against the Nether's Piglin army.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, May 15, 2023 12:45 PM
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries Of Honjo isn't your average visual novel. There are some buck wild concepts in Square Enix's game, including fourth wall breaks to manipulate characters' actions and literally muting someone by turning voices off in the options menu, to name just two of the wackier features (and a big plot twist is discussed in this article, so beware if you're planning on playing Paranormasight soon).
At the outset, though, Paranormasight loks like it is your average visual novel, with the player working away to prevent curses from claiming the lives of Tokyo citizens. Writer and director Takaya Ishiyama explains this was actually the starting point for Paranormasight's inception. "I first decided what the final goal of the game would be, and from there I began to plot out the broad elements I needed to include, such as the Seven Mysteries," he explains.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, May 15, 2023 12:02 PM
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor developers Respawn Entertainment have been busy on patch duty, pumping out a series of updates aimed at addressing the torrid state of its PC performance at launch. The newest, last week's Patch 4, sounded particularly enthusiastic about tackling Jedi: Survivor's technical troubles, so now would be a fine time to check in on the progress of this fixing-upping campaign.
A few droid decapitatin' benchmark runs later, I can say that Patch 4 (and its predecessors) have made meaningful improvements to ray tracing performance, and that there's a lot less stuttering than there was at launch - even if this hasn't been smoothed out entirely. General performance, however, remains deeply underwhelming, with powerful GPUs still unable to achieve a bulletproof 60fps even at 1080p.
Twinfinite Monday, May 15, 2023 4:09 PM
Creativity clearly has no limits in the world of Hyrule!
Twinfinite Monday, May 15, 2023 3:55 PM
Never let them know your next move.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 7:00 PM
SNK posted a new KOF XV Character Breakdown video focused on the upcoming Sylvie Paula Paula showcasing her moveset in The King of Fighters. The teaser gives a technical look at what she can do in this entry for players wanting to prepare for the character's arrival. Branding a new style with a dark color palette reminiscent of gothic Lolita fashion, her attack list relies heavily on lightning and electric attacks.
The Sylvie Paula Paula Character Breakdown trailer shows her playstyle focuses mainly on dashing moves and hard-hitting close combat, due to her melee attacks' short range. Some attacks like Magne-Missile, Super Magnetic-Pop, and Guillo-Ton help players pressure their opponents at close range.
As for her special moves, these attacks mainly compensate for the distance with moves such as Thunderous Drip. It shoots a bolt of lightning through the floor across the stage. Magneto-Trapo grabs enemies at mid-range, then lets her stomp on them closer for follow-up combos.
You can take a closer look at the full list of moves for Sylvie Paula Paula on The King of Fighters XV in the Character Breakdown trailer here below.
Sylvie Paula Paula first appeared in KOF XIV as one of the game's new fighters, but she didn't return for the next installment until now. Sylvie was first announced for KOF XV as part of the Season 2 DLC characters along with Najd and Goenitz, the latter planned as a free update for Summer 2023.
The King of Fighters XV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Sylvia Paula Paula DLC will release on May 16, 2023.
The post See Sylvie Paula Paula's Moves in New King of Fighters XV Trailer appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 6:30 PM
Nintendo revealed that Great Tusk and Iron Treads will be the next 5-star Tera Raid battles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The new Tera Raid event will be available throughout May 19-22, 2023. Great Tusk will appear as a Tera Raid for players that own Pokemon Scarlet, while Iron Treads will appear for owners of Pokemon Violet. Additionally, the Tera Types for Great Tusk and Iron Treads will be randomized. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Great Tusk is the past Paradox Pokemon version of the elephant pokemon Donphan. It is a Ground/Fighting-type Pokemon. Meanwhile, Iron Treads is the future Paradox Pokemon version of Donphan, and it is a Ground/Steel dual-type.
Both Great Tusk and Iron Treads can only be obtained in the Area Zero of their respective versions. Additionally, both Pokemon serve as the Quaking Earth Titan boss fight in the Path of Legends storyline of Scarlet and Violet.
As a reminder, Chesnaught will return as the current 7-star Tera Raid battle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet between May 19-22, 2023 as well.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are immediately available for the Nintendo Switch. The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk DLC content will release on Fall and Winter 2023 respectively as part of the DLC Expansion Pass.
The post Next Pokemon Scarlet, Violet Tera Raid Is Great Tusk and Iron Treads appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 6:00 PM
Cygames announced that it will slow down updates for World Flipper, with the Main Quest ending with Chapter 12. It does not plan on adding any more, nor will there be new Story Events after May 31, 2023. However since May 27, 2023 will be the game's 3.5 anniversary, there will be an event to commemorate that. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
As mentioned earlier, the Main Quest will end on Chapter 12, which will appear some time in the future. There will be no more Story Events from May 31, 2023, and Cygames will start to re-run its past events. That same date will also be the end of the manga updates. Though Cygames plans on adding new characters and equipment to the game, these will become more infrequent. Specifically, from June 2023, it will only add about 2-4 characters per update, as well as start to cut back on voice lines. However, it will continue to add Character Episodes.
Cygames will also cut back on adding weapons to the game. It will only add one every month or two. But it might start adding in enhanced weapons that use art of existing items in the game. There will be new bosses in World Flipper as well, though Cygames has not commented on whether or not there will be any alteration in its frequency.
World Flipper is available on mobile devices. A special site for the 3.5 Anniversary of World Flipper will appear on May 15, 2023. Though in Japanese, a full list of adjustments to the updates is available on the official World Flipper website.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 5:30 PM
Studio Z announced that the mobile game Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle will end service on July 12, 2023 in Japan. That is also the date that it will start refunding any premium currencies that accounts still have at the time of the closure. More information on how you can go about doing so will appear at a later date. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
According to the official website for Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle, the reason Studio Z decided to end the mobile game is because it has come to the conclusion that it will be difficult for the team to provide service and content that will be satisfactory for its player base. It thanked its players for their support over the years. Items that require paid Tama will stop appearing in the store from June 12, 2023 so if there is anything you wish to purchase, then that is the cutoff date.
There will still be updates to Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle before the game ends. One of these updates will include the addition of characters in Design Contest costumes. As well, Studio Z is considering an offline version of the game after service ends. This will be so that players can still enjoy the story, art, and 3D models. It will announce in-game whether it decides to do so.
Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle is available on mobile devices in Japan. It will end service on July 12, 2023 and more information will come out on whether an offline version will appear.
The post Shaman King Funbari Chronicle Mobile Game Will End Service appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 5:00 PM
Premium Bandai will release a two-piece ring based on Naruto and Hinata in Boruto. One ring is purple (for Hinata), the other is yellow (for Naruto), and together, they form a Hidden Leaf symbol. It will cost 13,200 JPY (around $97) and it will come out in July 2023. Pre-orders for the ring will be open until June 4, 2023.
When ordering the two-piece Boruto ring via Premium Bandai, you can choose your finger size. It ranges from size 9 to 19. However, Premium Bandai does not offer international shipping. So overseas customers will have to use a proxy service if they're interested. As a two-piece ring, you can wear the rings together to form a single one or give one to a partner.
Naruto and Hinata are married and have two children in the series. Their son is, after all, the titular protagonist of Boruto. The show premiered in 2017, and introduced fans to an post-Industrial Revolution Hidden Leaf Village and older versions of familiar faces. Naruto and Hinata also have a daughter, whose name is Himawari.
The Boruto ring is open for pre-order until June 4, 2023 and it will come out in July 2023. Boruto is available for streaming on services such as Crunchyroll and a second season is in development.
The post Boruto Two-Piece Ring Represents Naruto And Hinata appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 4:30 PM
The Naruto one-shot manga about Minato Namikaze will appear in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Summer 2023. Minato Namikaze was the winner of the Narutop99 (Naruto Top 99) poll held in December 2022. The results of the poll released on April 2023, with Minato receiving 792,257 votes in total. The new one-shot episode will be written and drawn by Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto.
A follow-up report to the Naruto Top 99 character poll released on May 15, 2023 in issue 24 of Weekly Shonen Jump. The report included an announcement of the upcoming one-shot. While there is no exact release date, the Naruto official website confirmed that the Minato manga will appear sometime this summer.
Masashi Kishimoto also offered thoughts about the Narutop 99 character poll. He said that he didn't expect Minato to be so popular worldwide. He was very happy to see that Sakura remained a beloved character overseas, as she scored third on the poll. Additionally, Kishimoto revealed that he was rooting for Kurama to receive a lot of votes.
The Narutop 99 character poll was part of the 20th anniversary of the celebration of the Naruto series. Aside from Narutop 99, other Naruto polls held in the past include some of the best battles in the series. Viz Media handles the Naruto and Boruto manga localizations, and the anime is on Crunchyroll.
The post Naruto's Father Minato Namikaze One-Shot Manga Arrives This Summer appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 4:00 PM
The PS4 version of Border Break will end service on September 9, 2023. However, there will still be updates to the Japanese game until the end date. The full schedule for those updates are available on the website for the game.
According to the website, the development team have worked hard to provide a good gaming experience in Border Break. This includes planning out events, improving the game system, and such. However, it made the decision to end service after considering the climate and mechanics of the game.
As for the schedule of updates before Border Break closes its borders for good, you can see it here:
You will no longer be able to play online after September 9, 2023. But you will still be able to play the Story Mode, as well as access Exhibition Battles and Training Battles.
Border Break is a FTP robot team battle game featuring a gacha system. The goal of the game is to defeat the other team's energy reactor core, and you can use Class Points after each map to level up your rank. The game came out on the PS4 in August 2018, which means that when it ends, it will be a little over five years old.
Border Break is available on the PS4 in Japan and will end online service on September 9, 2023.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 3:30 PM
For the sixth anniversary of Tales of the Rays, Kotobukiya will run a lottery where you can get prizes of various Tales characters. This lottery will start from May 19, 2023. Samples of the prizes will appear at the Tales of the Rays 6th Anniversary Party venue, as well as in various Tales Shops in Japan.
In total, there are four kinds of prizes. They are:
The three characters for the giant acrylic stand are Yuri, Milla, and Ludger. You can put them on the table across from you while eating to make it look like you're dining together. The giant acrylic stand and big face card are both around 30 centimeters tall. As well, you can get a guaranteed S prize if you buy the 30-pull set, and you're able to pick which of the three you want.
Here are some pictures of the various prizes:
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With Tales of Luminaria no longer in service and Tales of Asteria on its way out, Tales of the Rays will be Bandai Namco's only remaining mobile game for the Tales franchise. It is a collaboration title where characters from past games show up and play an important part in the story. There is also a gacha system in which you can get characters, which includes collaboration ones from intellectual properties like Gintama and Valkyrie Anatomia.
The Kotobukiya-kuji for Tales of the Rays will start on May 19, 2023.
The post Tales of Characters Standees Look Like They're Dining With You appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 3:00 PM
With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom here, there's no better time to talk about what is surely one of the most polarizing aspects of both it and Breath of the Wild: weapon durability. Some love it, others hate it, and maybe like three people are indifferent about it. Everyone's got an opinion on the feature one way or another, and I will proudly say that I am firmly in the "love it" camp. In fact, I'm even looking forward to its inclusion in Tears of the Kingdom, especially with some of the changes shown off.
To be clear, I absolutely do not believe the durability system is perfect. I find that most, if not all, weapons break far too quickly and would love the damage warning to be given with more time before the actual breakage. There have been many times I've destroyed two, three, or even over four weapons in the process of beating a single enemy, who then only drops one new one. Of course, that's to be expected when fighting certain foes, but against enemies like Bokoblins, it's nothing if not irksome. So why do I think so highly of a system that I have several problems with, including some at the fundamental level? Because I wholeheartedly believe that the game and its themes benefit greatly from the inclusion of the durability system.
Exploration is incentivized
As The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is such a huge open-world game, exploring is a major aspect. Players are actively encouraged to do whatever they want whenever and however they want to do it. Naturally, this means that you can and should traverse the map. By making weapons breakable, they become yet another item that needs to be collected, which further encourages that exploration. You need weapons to get by in the game, and you need to explore to get weapons. Thus you are encouraged to travel the world to aid in your progression. A big part of all open-world games is going around discovering new things, and that is especially true for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so giving players even more reason to do so by making weapons breakable adds to the enjoyment.
Concepts are built on
The entire premise of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is that Hyrule is destroyed. Ganon has all but won and the once-mighty kingdom is in ruins. Even the Guardians and Divine Beasts became tools for evil. The concepts of impermanence and destruction are prominent in the game, and weapons also following the trend of not lasting forever is just another (admittedly small) reminder of those concepts.
There's no shortage of weapons
A major criticism of weapon durability in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the constant need to find new weapons since they break so easily. It's very fair since weapons certainly don't take long to be destroyed, but it's not like getting new ones is all that tough. Sure, maybe you won't get another two-handed sword with 55 power anytime soon, but things like tree branches, soup ladles, and pot lids can fill the gap until you find a proper replacement. Breath of the Wild thrives on improvisation, and using whatever you can get your hands on is just another part of that.
In short, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's weapon durability system builds on many of the things the game sets out to accomplish. It gives players more reason to explore the massive open world, serves as a constant reminder of some of the game's themes, and isn't overly difficult to work with thanks to the abundance and variance of weapons. There's room for improvement, but I think the game is far better off with it than it would be without it. I'm very excited for it to return in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and can't wait to really feel the modifications made to it.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available on the Switch and Wii U, and Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Switch.
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Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 2:30 PM
Capcom announced that a manga adaptation of the upcoming Resident Evil Death Island CG movie is in the making. The manga will be serialized from May 19, 2023 on the online manga and comic website COMIC Hu. The announcement came through the official Resident Evil Japanese Twitter account, which also shared a new key visual for it. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The manga will be serialized monthly, with a new episode releasing on the 19th of each month starting on May 19, 2023. Capcom also confirmed that the manga adaptation will follow the same plot as the movie.
The new key visual features the main protagonists of the movie Jill Valentine, sibling duo Chris Redfield and Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Rebecca Chambers. There is also a swarm of zombies surrounding the group.
You can take a better look at the new key visual art for the Resident Evil Death Island manga in the tweet bellow.
Resident Evil Death Island is the new CG movie in the Resident Evil series, a sequel to 2017's Vendetta, and it marks the first chronological appearance of Jill Valentine since Resident Evil 5.
Resident Evil Death Island will come out on July 7, 2023. The Resident Evil Death Island manga adaptation will start serialization on the Japanese webcomic service COMIC Hu on May 19, 2023.
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Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 2:00 PM
Pre-registrations for the 2023 One Piece Day celebration are already open on the event's official webpage. Likewise, we know more details about what it will entail this year. This edition will begin with a screening of One Piece Film: Red on the first day, which is July 21, 2023. There will be a special presentation by the series' cast members the following day on July 22, 2023. The in-person event will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Japan.
Check out the official announcement for the pre-registration from the official One Piece Twitter account below.
On the second day, there will be an on-stage event with cast members revealing related news about One Piece. Alongside the show and event, there will also be a special exhibition and a vendor area.
The 2023 One Piece Day will be a hybrid event, with a combination of online and in-person activities. Alongside the movie screening, a special One Piece: Bounty Rush mobile game tournament will be held. The event's website also mentioned that there will be additional activities and announcements related to the anime and manga that will be disclosed at a later date.
In comparison, the 2022 celebration saw the world premiere of One Piece Film: Red, along with musical performances and a reveal of the Jinbe Statue in Kumamoto. So, it is possible that similar activities may be held for this edition.
It's worth remembering that this will be a free event with a limited capacity of 600 and 7,000 attendees for the first and second days, respectively. However, you can already apply for free tickets using a Bandai Namco ID on the event's official site. Registration for the in-person event will end on June 26, 2023.
One Piece Day 2023 will take place on July 21-22, 2023, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. Pre-registration for free tickets to the event is now open.
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Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 1:30 PM
We don't have a lot of Physical characters in Honkai: Star Rail right now. That might mean someone would leave their Trailblazer on the Path of Destruction to cover that base. However, if you managed to get Sushang from the gacha, you have a Honkai: Star Rail character you can build up with Light Cones and Relic set pieces to also become one of the best attackers.
What are the best Light Cones for a Sushang build in Honkai: Star Rail?
Since Sushang's moveset in Honkai: Star Rail is looking to her attack to determine damage, you want to ensure the Light Cones you pick for her build increase that. Since she's on The Hunt path, increasing her speed doesn't hurt either.
For three-stars, ensuring she does more damage can help. Arrows bolsters her critical rate by at least 12% briefly. You could also go with Darting Arrow, if you expect longer battles or ones with multiple waves. That increases her attack by at least 24% briefly after defeating an enemy.
For five-stars, Cruising in the Stellar Sea is basically an upgrade to Darting Arrow for her. It increases her critical rate, further increases it if the enemy's health is below half, and increases her attack whenever she knocks out an opponent. I also like Sleep like the Dead a lot, as it increases her odds of landing a critical hit if she doesn't deal one, then also increases her critical hit damage in general.
What are the best Relics for a Sushang build in Honkai: Star Rail?
Guess what? I'm not going to recommend Musketeer of Wild Wheat this time! I mean, it's not a bad option for her, but your best bet and only go-to should be Champion of Streetwise Boxing. This is because you want to ensure Sushang's attack and Physical damage is as high as possible when uou use her. Two pieces of this Honkai: Star Rail Relic set complements a Sushang build by increasing Physical damage by 10%, but four pieces is best because it boosts her attack by 5% after every attack she deals or enemy attack she takes. That's limited to only five stacks of the buff, though. The Jarilo-VI Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch holds this set inside.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.
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Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 1:00 PM
Gust revealed the release date for the anime adaptation of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, alongside a new trailer. The anime will start broadcasting in Japan on July 1, 2023. There's no worldwide streaming debut date yet. The announcement appeared during a special broadcast with information about the anime. In addition, the homepage for the Atelier Ryza anime updated with new information.
The new trailer for the Atelier Ryza anime appeared during a special "secret" broadcast released under the title of "Road to Summer." It featured Yuri Noguchi, Hitomi Owada, and Yui Kondou, the Japanese voices actors for Ryza, Klaudia, and Tao, as the hosts.
You can watch the new promotional video for the anime adaptation of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout here:
Additionally, the Atelier Ryza official Twitter account shared a picture of Noguchi Yuri, Hitomi Owada, and Yui Kondou prior to the broadcast.
The Atelier Ryza anime adaptation will cover the events of the first game. There is no news yet about how many episodes the new anime series we will get to see. The production of the anime was originally announced on March 19, 2023, alongside the release of a teaser trailer.
The release date for the anime adaptation of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is July 1, 2023 in Japan.
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Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Just over one year after launching its new Mana series mobile game worldwide, Square Enix announced Echoes of Mana is no more. It shuttered the title on May 15, 2023. It shared a final piece of art of Mousseline the faerie with the words "thank you" when it did. It didn't cite a reason for the closure beyond general issues "maintaining the app experience." The game launched at the end of April 2023. Square Enix announced it would end the mobile game's service in February 2023.
Here's the official announcement.
Echoes of Mana was an action-RPG that played in the same fashion as mainline Mana games. Players would control their character and run through maps, attacking enemies and building up combos. In addition to original characters like Quilto and Mousseline, people could play as existing characters from Adventures of Mana, Secret of Mana, and Trials of Mana.
Echoes of Mana was available on mobile devices worldwide, however Square Enix ended its service on May 15, 2023.
Siliconera Monday, May 15, 2023 12:00 PM
While there's no shortage of armor, weapons, and Paraglider Fabrics scattered across Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, some of the best are only obtainable by scanning certain Zelda amiibo figures. There's a lot to possibly get. So to help provide more insight into them, here are some to consider scanning for certain items.
What can I use my amiibo to unlock in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?
With amiibo ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Link to 8-Bit Link and Skyward Sword's Zelda & Loftwing, there's a wealth of unlockables for every Tears of the Kingdom. Here's what I'd recommend scanning your Zelda amiibo to get:
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Note that you can only scan one of each amiibo daily. You're not guaranteed to get the item you want every time you scan. So it may take a while, but it could be worth it.
My favorite item obtained via Zelda amiibo is the Mirror of Twilight Fabric, because it looks amazing on the Glider and glows at night. The Awakening set also gives me a good chuckle every time I see it, because when Link puts it on, he looks like he's stepped straight out of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch. It looks so goofy, but it's so good.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you unlocked a new Paraglider Fabric from your amiibo, here's how to put it on.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, May 15, 2023 7:57 PM
Roblox has become a behemoth of a game. Opening up the engine and creative possibilities of Roblox studios has created an unfathomable amount of games, challenges, worlds, and roleplay. The endless possibilities have players worldwide burning hundreds of hours and dollars into the game. However, it does not always run smoothly. It can be a little frustrating when you come up against a bug in the game that prevents you from playing your favorite Roblox server. One of the error codes popping up quite frequently is Error Code 901 in Roblox. However, you can read on to discover just how to remedy the problem. How to fix Error Code 901 in Roblox Error Code 901 usually signifies an authentication error in your Roblox account. The error can be caused by several issues ranging from the servers on the Roblox end to your own mistakes. I have listed a few of the more common problems and their fix below. Servers are down Screenshot by PC Invasion Roblox sometimes takes its ser...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, May 15, 2023 7:39 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, May 15, 2023 7:06 PM
Honkai: Star Rail features a number of free-to-play characters for you to obtain while progressing throughout the game. These characters are given to all players for free, ensuring that you receive at least one copy of these characters. You can still pull these free characters on any of the Warp Banners, but you'll always have at least one in your roster. Despite being free characters, these units are still strong and a useful addition to many teams, including Asta. Asta is a Fire Harmony character who can provide some helpful buffs to your team. Here's our guide on the best team comps for Asta in Honkai: Star Rail. Asta is a 4-star Fire Harmony character and is received for free, but you can still obtain extra copies of her to obtain some Eidolons by pulling on any of the Warp Banners. Like with any 4-star character, Asta will occasionally receive a rate-up on Character Event Warp banners, increasing the likelihood that you summon her while pulling. This can happen during ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, May 15, 2023 6:12 PM
The Bokoblins are a common nuisance in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is why knowing how to get the mask that disguises Link among them is useful for avoiding the hordes. You'll be able to sneak around among them while wearing this mask to avoid time-consuming fights, or set up for Sneakstrikes to cause critical damage on them. Bokoblin Mask location and quest in Tears of the Kingdom Fortunately the quest to get the Bokoblin Mask is not that demanding as long as you know the steps. Start the quest by finding the character Kilton at Pico Pond. Keep a look out for the colorful air balloon and he'll be right beside it and the entrance to a cave. The coordinates are 1209, 1208, 0020. Speaking to Kilton starts off the quest with a dialogue regarding his concern for his brother Koltin in the nearby cave. Koltin soon emerges though and the brothers argue over his quest to transform himself into a legendary Satori. Koltin continues to rant about his obsessi...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, May 15, 2023 5:45 PM
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you'll want to activate the various Skyview Tower structures as early as possible. They provide valuable information about the local landscape and double as fast travel points. However, activating the various towers can sometimes prove difficult due to unforeseen complications. Here is our guide on how to activate the Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to activate Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower The Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower is located along the edge of the Akkala Highlands in eastern Hyrule. You will likely approach it along a grassy slope that leads through a stone archway. A Black Moblin enemy waits beyond that archway. These enemies are tough, particularly early in the game. Fortunately, you can use your Ultrahand ability to attach a flamethrower to some nearby machinery. Then you can direct it toward the Moblin to take out the enemy on your behalf. ...
Gamer Empire Monday, May 15, 2023 1:22 PM
To survive in Rust, players will need to adapt to their surroundings and learn all the mechanics to use them for their benefit. Though there are some things that you don't need to know to thrive, there are many mechanics that are very beneficial if you know how they work. Farming is a very useful […]
Gamer Empire Monday, May 15, 2023 12:33 PM
Rust is a survival multiplayer game that makes the players live on a post-apocalyptic island with each other. Though you might think that you won't make many friends playing this game, there are certain mechanics that help in building trust with your neighbors. For example, you can always create a team with other players and […]
Gamer Empire Monday, May 15, 2023 12:16 PM
One of the best parts of Stardew Valley is the events. It feels really good when you take a break from the monotonous farm work and get to enjoy a special event with your friends. The Luau Festival in Stardew Valley is a special yearly event where all of the villagers will come together on […]
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, May 15, 2023 7:30 PM
Blood Bowl, a game known for its daring and violent players, is about to witness the return of an unexpected phenomenon – Ripper Bolgrot, the Troll with unmatched intelligence and culture. Once considered a dense Troll even by Troll standards, Ripper Bolgrot underwent a secret regimen of "sports therapy" that transformed him into a stunningly …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, May 15, 2023 7:00 PM
Ares Games has announced the release of "Against the Shadow," the highly anticipated first expansion for the War of the Ring card game. Set to launch in September 2023, this expansion introduces a thrilling solo and cooperative version, allowing players to take on the mighty forces of the Shadow. Inspired by the epic Lord of …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, May 15, 2023 5:00 PM
Fans of Critical Role's Vox Machina campaign have a reason to rejoice as The Chronicles of Exandria Vol I: The Tale of Vox Machina is back on the shelves! After its initial release in 2017, the art book quickly sold out, leaving many eager fans empty-handed. Now, thanks to the efforts of Darrington Press, the …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, May 15, 2023 4:00 PM
"Unleash the Horrors with Mantic Games' New Nightstalkers Line: Featuring Terrifying Creatures, Lore and Updated Characters"
Mantic Games has just released a terrifying update for fans of their Nightstalkers range. With a host of new kits and thrilling additions, gamers can expect a surge of gribbly horrors to haunt their fantasy battlefields. In a continuation of their efforts to refresh various factions, Mantic Games has turned its attention to the Nightstalkers, …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, May 15, 2023 3:01 PM
RPG Superstar 2023 Contest Deadline Approaching and Battlezoo Bestiary: Strange and Unusual Now Available!
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WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, May 15, 2023 4:10 PM
The European Commission has given Microsoft the greenlight for its planned acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, acting as a ray of sunshine for the tech giant after the UK's CMA blocked the purchase on the grounds that Microsoft would become too dominant in the video game streaming space.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, May 15, 2023 5:16 PM
The game's PC requirements were also recently revealed.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, May 15, 2023 4:38 PM
The company hasn't "been able to reach the critical mass needed to sustain development."
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, May 15, 2023 4:08 PM
The game is still in early production
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, May 15, 2023 3:33 PM
The approval is reportedly conditional on Microsoft adequately addressing several cloud gaming concerns
Level Up Monday, May 15, 2023 1:32 PM
Following an "in-depth" investigation, the European Commission has approved Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. <a…