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Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:40 PM

While Sony's shuttering of Concrete Genie developer PixelOpus earlier in May wasn't making headlines the way yesterday's PlayStation Showcase announcement of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake did, it still hangs over the PlayStation brand like a dark cloud, even when Sony's showing an hour's worth of upcoming games.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:25 PM

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a ton of Korok missions, just like its predecessor Breath of the Wild, but there's a new type of Korok quest that left me confused: the dandelion.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:12 PM

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's second English-language set, Paldea Evolved, arrives on June 9, featuring some of the most elaborately designed cards we've seen so far. For those extra-keen, May 27 will see the pre-release Build & Battle boxes on sale in your favorite specialist stores, meaning the set is only days away.…


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:45 PM

Last week, my partner beat Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. I haven't finished Fallen Order yet, so I watched a fair chunk of the sequel from beside him on the couch. But about two-thirds of the way through the campaign, he thrust a PS5 DualSense controller into my hand and urged me to build my own lightsaber.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:40 PM

There sure is a lot of skydiving in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. But good news: Paragliders, Zonai Wings, and other fascinating Ultrahanded contraptions aren't your only means of improving Link's ability to soar through air. Consisting of three pieces of armor, the Glide set improves your skydive…


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:57 PM

Did you know that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of McDonald's chicken nuggets to the fast food giant's menu? And to honor that milestone, McDonald's has released a new chicken nugget-shaped handheld gaming device that plays Tetris.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:47 PM

You're busy, I get it. But if you've been too preoccupied to find time to buy the influential action role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas in the 13 years since its release, Epic Games brings good news: you can now download it for free.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:15 PM

There's a new Lord of the Rings video game out that focuses on Gollum, the corrupted hobbit once known as Sméagol. It isn't very good, though, rapidly becoming one of the worst-reviewed games to have launched this year—and we're only halfway through 2023. One particular aspect that's being singled out for derision is…


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:40 AM

Not every game announced at yesterday's PlayStation Showcase will be available to play only on PlayStation consoles, it turns out. Xbox revealed—only a little smugly—on Twitter after the show that 12 of the games PlayStation publicized will also come to Xbox.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:05 AM

With the wind at their back, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst recently presented the state of the PlayStation 5 ecosystem to investors and hinted at what's coming in the near future. Among other things, the company promised new IPs, more live-service games, and a


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:03 AM

Rumors of a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake have been swirling for years. Now we know all the fan speculation wasn't for naught. Konami revealed at Sony's PlayStation Showcase that the PS2 classic is getting modernized for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC so players can enjoy it all over again.


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:52 AM

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is apparently a hot mess. The narrative-driven stealth game set in-between J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit and the War of the Ring trilogy has garnered some of the lowest review scores I've ever seen. One website even decided against reviewing it altogether because it was so wonky to play prior…


Kotaku Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:44 AM

The Master Sword is one of the best weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but even it is susceptible to the game's gradual weapon degradation.


PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:49 PM
     Genshin Impact's Baizhu banner sales are even lower than Dehya's

The Genshin Impact Baizhu and Ganyu banners failed to impress players during their run in version 3.6. According to the anime game's sales estimates, they performed even worse than Dehya and Cyno, which was a controversial banner to say the least. It's surprising that Baizhu, Ganyu, and Kaveh struggle to compete with a banner that was plagued with so many complaints that a #FixDehya hashtag gained real traction on Twitter.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:17 PM
     Warhammer 40k Darktide gets

Warhammer 40k Darktide's "most significant" content drop ever is about to arrive, as Fatshark unveils Rejects Unite, bringing new missions, a new enemy, and a remapped cosmetics shop to the co-op Warhammer 40k game. Crossplay is also incoming, meaning players across Steam and the Microsoft Store will soon be able to pair up to take back Tertium. Rejects Unite is also set to launch alongside Warhammer 40k Darktide patch 10, revealed at the latest Warhammer Skulls.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:19 PM
     Vermintide 2 free DLC lets you return to an old favorite

At Warhammer Skulls 2023, developer Fatshark continues to show strong support for Warhammer Vermintide 2, even after five years of consistent content and updates that have managed to keep players coming back every time. And with the latest free Vermintide 2 DLC, Karak Azgaraz, we're finally returning to an old favorite in one of the best Warhammer games.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:18 PM
     Total War Warhammer 3 adds an iconic Chaos Champion for free

Total War Warhammer 3 update 3.1 has arrived, adding a free Legendary Hero to the Creative Assembly strategy game along with the fourth set of Regiments of Renown, a new Chaos Dwarf crisis, and plenty of quality-of-life updates ahead of the upcoming patch 4.0. Revealed as part of the Warhammer Skulls event, this Total War Warhammer 3 update includes plenty to tide you over until the arrival of Shadows of Change in the summer.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:18 PM
     Warhammer 40k grime is PowerWash Simulator's toughest challenge yet

You might be a PowerWash Simulator veteran, but its incoming collaboration promises to be a challenge so tough even the most hardened grime-scrubbers might meet their match. The grimdark future of Warhammer 40k is not a clean place, and it's not somewhere you'd associate with one of the most relaxing games. In fact, it's probably one of the dirtiest, dankest, downright filthiest environments going; a clanging cacophony of steel, flesh, oil, and numerous substances you probably don't even want to identify. This PowerWash Simulator collab is going to take more than a few squirts of cleaning fluid, it seems.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:18 PM
     Warhammer 40k Space Marine 2 release date, story, trailers, and more

Are you looking for the Warhammer 40k Space Marine 2 release date? The game is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2011 third-person shooter hack-n-slasher of the same name. With the excitement around the sequel growing, what do we know about Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2?

Using a combination of trailers, press releases, and developer interviews. We have collated and refined this article to provide you with a concentrated view of everything there is to know about Warhammer 40k: Space Marine2. As we learn more about what will hopefully be one of the best action-adventure games of the year, we will continue to update this article.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:52 PM
     Warhammer Age of Sigmar has been reimagined as a PC RTS

While there are countless PC games set in the Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40K universes, we've had precious few opportunities to explore the world of Games Workshop's newer Warhammer Age of Sigmar setting, which debuted on tabletop in 2015. Rumblings of an Age of Sigmar RTS game by Frontier Development started up in 2020, and now the company has officially revealed Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, which will be coming to PC and consoles later this year.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:16 PM
     Blizzard says WoW Tokens

Classic WoW Tokens are here, and they're not going away despite Blizzard's own admission that they feel "antithetical" to the Classic World of Warcraft experience. The real-money item that can be sold via the in-game auction house functions as a way to effectively buy gold in the MMORPG, and its arrival this week has been less than well received. Leading community figures have condemned the move, the game's biggest subreddit has gone into meltdown, and now Blizzard has put out a lengthy explanation.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:47 AM
     Best gaming VPN 2023

The best VPN for gaming will help to completely revolutionise your experience in games like Call of Duty: Warzone, FIFA, and League of Legends. They can help to reduce ping, give you access to easier lobbies, improve download speeds, protect you from DDoS attacks, give you access to regional exclusive content, and much more.

While virtual private networks are known to slightly lower download speeds, that's not always the case. Internet service providers often throttle your speeds when you engage in bandwidth-heavy activities such as gaming, but since the best gaming VPN hides what you're doing from prying eyes, ISPs are none the wiser when you're connected to one. They also keep your IP address private, which is an important step towards maintaining your internet anonymity.

Not all VPNs are built equally, however, and free VPN services just don't cut it. Fortunately, you can offset the cost of the subscription by using the VPN to hunt for better deals on games that are cheaper in other regions. You'll get more for your money if you subscribe in bulk, as a year costs less overall than the monthly subscription - and if you're still not convinced, you can try them out no-strings attached, as some of them have a VPN free trial.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:21 AM
     Slayers Unleashed codes May 2023

What are the new Slayers Unleashed codes? Slayers Unleashed takes its inspiration from Demon Slayer, making it the go-to game on the Roblox platform for fans of the series. However, you might not be too happy with your randomly generated slayer. Lucky for you, our Slayers Unleashed codes can help you reroll many of their attributes, from their Demon Art, Slayer Mark, and more. We'll also be regularly updating this page, so you'll never miss an opportunity to grab a freebie or two.

Slayers Unleashed is one of the best Roblox games, so it should come as no surprise that there's a mountain of codes at your disposal. Aside from character customization, we've also included some drop boost codes, as well as stat resets if you'd prefer a clean slate. While you're here, take a look at our Roblox promo codes for some free cosmetics. We've also got the best Roblox music codes across all genres, so you can fire up your radio as you reroll Slayers Unleashed  codes.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:27 AM
     Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build

What is the best Diablo 4 Barbarian build? After a rocky performance in earlier beta tests, the Diablo 4 Barbarian received a slew of balance changes that may leave you feeling unsure how to spec at launch. Thankfully, our best build rises to the occasion, and – in our experience – puts all other builds to shame.

Of course, our hunt to find the best Diablo 4 Barbarian build necessitated a trip into Sanctuary during the Diablo 4 beta, where we got to grips with all the changes to the RPG game's well-loved classes. While the Barbarian's kit has received a bit of a shake-up with the introduction of the arsenal system, it's still the dedicated melee class we know and love. That said, Diablo 4 skill trees are as versatile as they've ever been, and it's easy to spec into a sluggish skill rotation. To avoid that, here's the best Diablo 4 Barbarian build if you're looking to get your hands dirty in potentially one of the best PC games of this year.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:13 AM
     Windows 11 will soon take control of all your RGB PC lighting

If your PC setup includes RGB accessories, peripherals, and parts,  you'll likely know the pain of having to use multiple Windows 11 apps for customisation. Thankfully, Microsoft is here to save us from drowning in that same sea of third-party programs, as built-in controls are headed to the operating system.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:06 AM
     Snag some free Honkai Star Rail rewards with Prime Gaming

Honkai Star Rail rewards are available right now for your June Amazon Prime Gaming subscription on top of the ongoing Honkai Star Rail codes, as it's joined by plenty more in-game rewards and an avalanche of free games for the next month. Free rewards for Honkai Star Rail will also run throughout the rest of this year too, so there's lots on offer.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:20 AM
     Diablo 4 Necromancer build

Want the best Diablo 4 Necromancer build? If you're familiar with the Diablo series, you'll know the Necromancer to be an incredibly powerful class archetype, and that's no different in Diablo 4. To get you ready for Diablo 4, we've taken a look at the Necromancer's skills so you can jump straight in with the most powerful build available.

In order to make the best Necromancer build, we've worked out which of the many weapons and armor available in Diablo 4 complement the Necromancer skills with the best synergy. While there have been some nerfs to the Necromancer's skills since a previous beta, and they have been taken into account here, don't forget that information and gameplay we've used could still change before the final Diablo 4 release date.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:46 AM
     Alan Wake 2 will be cheap on PC, but there's a catch

25/05/2023 THQ Nordic has offered to do the physical PC release of Alan Wake 2 on Twitter, in a statement saying: "I mean... we did the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the day ICYMI ;) And just because ONE person (or company) does not love physical, there is plenty who still do. Give it some thought. We'd love to go at it again! Full circle and all."

Alan Wake 2 is set to be cheap on PC, where it'll be on the Epic Games Store, but the better deal for the Remedy horror game comes with a pretty significant catch - if you're super excited for Alan Wake 2, you'll want to hear this.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:51 AM
     All Diablo 4 fast travel points

Looking for all the Diablo 4 fast travel points? Walking is your only option when starting out in Diablo 4, you're exposed to Sanctuary and all its horrors from the off, and while this is a great way of earning XP and discovering the hidden gems of the land, it can wear thin after a while. Thankfully, there is another way.

The fast travel points of Diablo 4 are a way to instantly teleport each of the Diablo 4 classes from one point to another. They can be found in towns and occasionally in the wild, so if you're like us, it's worth taking some time out and activating as many of these waypoints as possible to make darting around the Diablo 4 map much easier. While you wait for the Diablo 4 release date to roll around, why not plan your route ahead of time using the fast travel points we've found?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:20 PM

2023 has seen the closure of more big multiplayer games than, well, any time I can recall in recent memory. One after the other, developers' dreams of making the next big Destiny-like have gradually collapsed in on themselves. Like a deflated concertina, their last honks of life have been crushed down to desperate, fizzling squeals as servers lie empty and the cost of maintaining them spirals out of control. Some are still hanging in there, sure, but the genre as a whole feels like it's at a tipping point - and I couldn't help but sigh as five more multiplayer shooters joined the fray last night as part of Sony's PlayStation Showcase.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:43 PM

A hefty new Warhammer 40,000: Darktide content update arrives in the next week, adding two new missions as well as possibly preparing to let players on Steam and the Windows Store (that's you, Game Pass gang) play together. It won't fix the fundamental flaws of the grimdark Left 4 Dead 'em up but these are welcome changes. Darktide is also adding new cosmetics to earn by playing (yeah!) and resuming the release of new cosmetics sold for real money (yeahhh).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 offered another gameplay trailer today as part of the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, and this one finally shows off the waves of Tyranids you'll need to stomp through in this surprise sequel. There's a solid view of both the shooty parts and the stabby parts of combat, as our superhuman hero rips through enemies with the mechanical teeth of his chainsword. Wholesome fun below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Tonight's Warhammer Skulls event showed off a new trailer for Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader this evening, which not only revealed several new locations, enemy types and party companions, but it that a closed beta for the Warhammer CRPG will be arriving on June 1st. The beta will be available to anyone who's already pre-ordered the game, and it will run until the game's release. We still don't know when that final release date will be just yet, but if you're keen to see how 40K translates to a good old-fashioned classic RPG, at least you should have a fair old while to see what's up.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Well, this isn't what I expected to see at tonight's Warhammer Skulls stream. The 2018 board game Warhammer 40K: Speed Freeks is being turned into a free-to-play racing multiplayer shooter game, and there's an open alpha playtest available over on Steam right now. Developed by Grip: Combat Racing studio Caged Element, the reveal trailer for Warhammer 40K: Speed Freeks looks absolutely incredible. Come and shout dakka dakka with me below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:50 PM

After publishing the excellent Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters last year, Frontier Developments are now making their own Warhammer strategy game in the form of Age Of Sigmar: Realms Of Ruin. Developed internally at Frontier, it promises to be a modern take on the classic RTS, giving you four unique factions to play with, including the Stormcast Eternals and Orruk Kruleboyz, across a single player campaign and 1v1 and 2v2 competitive multiplayer modes. I got to see a little bit of an alpha build of Realms Of Ruin in action ahead of tonight's Skulls stream, and if you're a fan of tabletop miniatures, this is definitely an RTS you'll want to keep an eye on, as Frontier have gone all out on making this look as close to Age Of Sigmar's TT origins as they can. Here's what you need to know.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:27 PM

Mere hours after I said "even a return to Titan can't bring me back to Destiny 2," Bungie revealed something that might just do it: a really big, weird triangle. During last night's PlayStation Showcase, they showed a first trailer for The Final Shape, the upcoming expansion which will end the MMOFPS's decade-long main story arc, and a very good big triangle is involved. Oh, also fan-favourite character Cayde-6 is back, voiced again by Nathan Fillion. But you need to see this big triangle.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:44 AM

Amazon Prime subscribers can claim 13 free games during the month of June. Well, at no extra cost to their Prime subscription, anyway. That's on top of the recently announced extras that are available for the next few weeks, including Turnip Boy and Calico. But next month's lineup of freebies - which includes the ever-lovely SteamWorld Dig 2, Neverwinter Nights and Autonauts - starts on June 1st, with more free games being made available every single week after that, so be sure to check back every Thursday.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:01 AM

This week, inspired by Doom running on teletext, the Electronic Wireless Show podcast investigates: what other devices, mechanisms, or live animals can join the immortal shooter's vast empire of unlikely ports? Despite not even being on the show this week, Alice Bee tasks us with finding the best, worst, or weirdest cases of Can It Run Doom from across the internet. And, sometimes, inside Nate's mind.

We also discuss what we've been playing this week, with a double bill of disappointment in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Darkest Dungeon 2, before Nate transforms the Tower of Jocularity into a marketplace of Dark Bargains. Capitalised for terrible, terrible emphasis.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:31 AM

If Dead Cells is a 2D roguelike with a focus on melee combat, Ultros looks similar, except it's ingested a wad of magic mushrooms and runs a vape store on the side. Revealed at last night's PlayStation Showcase, Ultros not only looks gorgeous and action-packed, it has a peaceful side where you nurture lots of lovely plants. For now, I'm sold.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:30 PM

Granblue Fantasy Relink Zeta Vaseraga

The Granblue Fantasy Relink Twitter account shared the official profiles and character art for Zeta and Vaseraga. Both of them are members of the Society faction in Granblue Fantasy. Their voice actors from the game and Versus will reprise their roles for Relink.

In Granblue Fantasy, the Society is an organization that hunts primal beasts. There have been several events and story arcs dedicated to its various members. Members of the Society have special weapons they form contracts with. Zeta's is the Spear of Arvess and Vaseraga's is the Great Scythe Grynoth.

Here are the portraits of Zeta and Vaseraga as they'll appear in Granblue Fantasy Relink:

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Kana Hanazawa voices Zeta in Japanese and her English voice actress is Mela Lee. Hanazawa's previous roles include Chiaki in Super Danganronpa 2 and one of Lee's most prominent roles is Rin in the Fate series. Vaseraga's Japanese voice actor is Fumihiko Tachiki and his English one is Sungwon Cho. Tachiki famously portrayed Gendo in Neon Genesis Evangelion and one of Cho's recent roles is Holst in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

During the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, Cygames announced a release date for Granblue Fantasy Relink. It also showed off a new trailer. The game has been in development since 2018 and a playable version of it was available at Granblue Fantasy FES 2022-2023. It will be an action RPG compared to the turn-based combat in the original.

Granblue Fantasy Relink will come out on the PS4 and PS5 in Winter 2023.

The post Here Are Zeta and Vaseraga as They Look in Granblue Fantasy Relink appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:00 PM

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Yuta Okkotsu Figma Figure

Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for a new Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which is a figma of Yuta Okkotsu. The figure will come with various accessories to replicate different poses seen in the movie. This figma is planned to release in Japan on February 2024, where it will cost ¥11,000. The release window for North America will be Q2 2024, and it will have a $78.99 price tag.

This Yuta figure comes with three different face plates: a standard face, a serious combat face, and a shouting face. As for the accessories, he will bring his unsheathed katana, a sword bag, the Inumaki family megaphone, and a series of hands for various poses. In addition, people who pre-order using the Good Smile Online Shop will also receive a Rika Illustration Sheet. This allows someone to place her behind Yuta for poses, just like in the movie.

Check out the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Yuta Okkotsu figma figure poses and accessories here below.

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The Yuta figma was announced alongside a pair of Pop Up Parade figures of both Yuta and Rika in her Vengeful Cursed Spirit appearance during WonHobby 36. This is the only figma based on a character from Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to date, but figures of other characters from the anime series appeared, such as Yuji Itadori, Satoru Gojo, and Kento Nanami.

You can watch both the Jujustu Kaisen 0 movie and the Jujutsu Kaisen anime right now on Crunchyroll. The pre-orders for the Yuta Okkotsu figma will be open until July 6, 2023.

The post Next Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Figure Is a Yuta Figma appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:30 PM


Chikara Saito announced that he is the director for Square Enix's Foamstars, which is still in development. This game is a recent announcement and first appeared during the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase. It is a 4v4 game in which it seems you shoot bubbles to claim territory, much like Nintendo's Splatoon.

Chikara Saito, or Rickey, worked on Dragon Quest X Online and the Tokyo Majin Gakuen series in the past. For Tokyo Majin Gakuen games, he was mostly involved in the planning stage. But for Dragon Quest X, he worked as both the planner and the director. He also directed Cross Treasures, which was an RPG that Square Enix release for the Nintendo DS in 2009.

So far, there is not a lot of information on Foamstars, since Square Enix just unveiled it. Gameplay-wise, it looks very similar to Splatoon. However, the designs of the characters and the aesthetic of the environment look closer to Japanese street fashion. Since none of the games Saito worked on in the past resemble Foamstars, it is difficult to tell what direction he will take it.

Foamstars is in development for the PS4 and PS5. More information on the game, as well as the release window, will come out in the future.

The post Square Enix Foamstars Director Revealed on Twitter appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:00 PM

Oshi no Ko Yoasobi Idol

YOASOBI premiered an English version of its hit "Idol," which serves as the opening of the anime Oshi no Ko. You can watch it via YouTube. As of the time of writing, the English version of "Idol" already passed over 605,000 views.

Ayase still performs the vocals, and the animations for the music video are the same. Doga Kobo, who animated the Oshi no Ko anime, also worked on the music video for the opening. Konnie Aoki is the one who translated the lyrics and, with BFNK, directed the vocals.

We can watch the music video for the English version of "Idol" via the YOASOBI YouTube account here:

The Japanese version of "Idol" was very popular, as it achieved over 23 million views within a week. Currently, it's been a month since YOASOBI uploaded the music video onto YouTube, and it has over 119 million views now.

Oshi no Ko is a popular anime and manga series about the idol industry, though with a murder mystery twist. It follows the story of Aquamarine Hoshino, who is the son of idol Ai Hoshino. He is also actually the reincarnation of gynecologist Gorou Amamiya. He and his twin Ruby (also a reincarnation) both enter show business for different reasons

Oshi no Ko is available to watch on HIDIVE, and the English dub started airing from May 24, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:30 PM

Nijisanji VTuber Fulgur Ovid Goes on Hiatus

Nijisanji EN's Fulgur Ovid returned to twitter following a short hiatus. Nijisanji and AnyColor previously announced that he would be taking a break for health reasons starting May 2, 2023. He has not yet announced a date for his return to streaming, but stated that it will be at least a week due to catch-up work.

You can see his short announcement tweet, and the explanatory follow up, below.


Fulgur Ovid streams as part of Nijisanji EN's Noctyx group, alongside Alban Knox, Sonny Brisko, and Uki Violeta. (Yugo Asuma graduated.) He debuted on February 27, 2022 and released two original songs, Legatus 505 and Enshrouding. His last stream before hiatus saw him playing Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.

Nijisanji recently held a streaming event to coincide with the launch of Honkai Star Rail, which included 36 members of the agency's EN and JP branches. The EN branch also opened auditions back in late March. Japanese branch member Asahina Akane also announced her graduation in order to focus on her studies.

Fulgur Ovid is a Vtuber under AnyColor's Nijisanji agency. When not on hiatus, he usually posts on his Youtube channel. You can also follow his Twitter and Bilibili accounts to updates fans.

The post Nijisanji Vtuber Fulgur Ovid Returns to Twitter appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:00 PM

Final Fantasy X Eternal Calm Beach

The Eternal Calm is an important event in Final Fantasy X. However, in order to understand what The Eternal Calm is, it's important to understand Spira, the world that the game is set in.

The world of Final Fantasy X is marked by tragedy. This is because of Sin, a gigantic whale-like creature capable of leveling cities and wiping out entire armies. Society in Spira must constantly rebuild itself in the wake of Sin's attacks. Meanwhile the people live in desperate hope that if they follow the religious teachings of Yevon, they will be spared from Sin's wrath.

Sin can be defeated. Summoners from around Spira go on pilgrimages to gain Aeons, powerful creatures who can be called into battle. At the end of their journey, they get to summon the Final Aeon, a being powerful enough to take down Sin. This victory over Sin leads to the Calm.

The Calm is a respite from the devastation caused by Sin. With Sin gone, the people of Spira can live peacefully knowing their home isn't about to be obliterated at any moment. However, the Calm is temporary, as Sin always returns after a few years. It's an endless cycle that Spira is trapped in.

Final Fantasy X Eternal Calm Sin

In Final Fantasy X, Yuna is one of the summoners who sets out on her pilgrimage to defeat Sin. She is joined by her Guardians, including the game's protagonist, Tidus. During their journey, they learn many of the truths behind Yu Yevon and Sin and make a choice to end the cycle for good. They find a way to defeat Sin that leads to its permanent destruction.

This is where the Eternal Calm comes in. As with all victories against Sin, Spira enters The Calm. However, due to Yuna and her friends, Sin has no chance of returning, turning this into an Eternal Calm. In addition, Yuna's actions have exposed the lies and corruption within Yevon, and the religious order collapses. With both of these changes, the Eternal Calm represents a new start for Spira and its people.

We don't see much of the Eternal Calm in Final Fantasy X itself. Instead, its impact is seen in the direct sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, which wastes no time in showing how different the world is following the start of the Eternal Calm.

Final Fantasy X-2 Eternal Calm Yuna Concert

Many have derided the pop concert at the start of Final Fantasy X-2. It's campy and over the top. It's a drastic contrast to the somber ending of Final Fantasy X. However, this is the point. It's a blunt way of showing it, but this scene is an illustration of why the Eternal Calm matters.

In Final Fantasy X, Spira was caught in the grip of a strict religious order and living in fear of Sin. The only levity the people were allowed was Blitzball. In Final Fantasy X-2, the Eternal Calm allows the people of Spira to live how they choose. And they choose to go to pop concerts, play coin games and form teams of treasure hunters with Charlie's Angels style group poses. It's all a little silly, but Spira in Final Fantasy X was a world in desperate need of some silliness.

The Eternal Calm is important to the story of Final Fantasy X because its arrival makes all the sacrifices of Yuna's journey worth it. After her long and arduous pilgrimage, this is what she has gained for both herself and the population of Spira. A thousand years of oppression are over, and now everyone can play Sphere Break. It's the happy ending Spira deserves.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is available now for PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:30 PM

Kemono Friends chatbot Common Raccoon

An official chatbot for Kemono Friends is now live in Japan. Its name is AI Arai-san, which can loosely translate to "Miss AI Raccoon," and it is based off of the Raccoon character from Kemono Friends. It uses ChatGPT technology as its base.

AI Arai-san also has its own Twitter account, which also uses AI for its tweets. As of the time of writing, it only made a tweet commenting on how it's trending in Japan. The other tweets are ones to announce its existence. According to Trippy, the company that developed it, AI Arai-san talks like Raccoon does, rather than the typical language learning model. So it's similar to how works.

In order to chat with AI Arai-san, you will need a LINE account. After adding it as a friend, you can start chatting with it immediately. However, it is important to note that AI Arai-san is not a free chatbot. Since it just launched, it's free for three days (until May 28, 2023). After that, only the first 25 messages will be free. If you want to chat with AI Arai-san even more, then you have to pay a premium of 550 JPY per month. Then you can send it a hundred messages per day.

Kemono Friends is a media franchise that features Japari Park, which is full of endangered species, extinct species, and cryptids. They're all anthropomorphized girls, though. It is a multimedia franchise, consisting of an anime series, a manga adaptation, and several games.

The AI Arai-san Kemono Friends chatbot is available on LINE. It'll be free until May 28, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:00 PM

History of Dragon Ball Shirts Show Up at Uniqlo

Uniqlo opened orders for its History of Dragon Ball line of shirts. Both unisex adult and kids styles are available. As usual, the adult sizes range from XXS to XXXL for $24.90 each. The kids ones are in sizes 3-4Y to 13Y for $14.90 each. There's also a special site that breaks down the selection by the arcs each design is pulled from.

The unisex adult shirts, which are cut in a men's style, cover seven arcs from the series. Son Goku Boy, Tenkaichi Budokai, Saiyan, Frieza, Androids, Cell, and Buu arcs are all represented. Here's what you can get. Two of them feature front and back designs, like the Son Goku Boy Arc and Saiyan Arc ones.
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Meanwhile, the kids shirts only cover four arcs. People can see designs based on the Saiyan, Frieza, Cell, and Buu Arcs. Only the Frieza Arc one features a front-and-back design. Its Saiyan and Cell ones are identical to the adult designs.
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There was also an online-exclusive Dragon Ball UT Complete Box. That included all seven shirts in the collection with a special sticker inside a collectable box. Only the unisex versions, sizes XS through XL, were available. However, the $179.90 bundle sold out.

We already saw another anime collection appear at Uniqlo this week. The Case Closed/Detective Conan one is available as well.

The History of Dragon Ball Uniqlo shirts are now available via Uniqlo in-stores and online.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:30 PM

How to Find & Beat Honkai Star Rail Echo of War Cocolia

Maybe it's just me, but for some reason the Cocolia, Mother of Deception weekly boss fight feels easier in Honkai: Star Rail than the Doomsday Beast. It can still be a challenge, mind you. Especially as you unlock higher difficulties as you boost your Trailblaze Level. But it doesn't feel as devastating as it could on many difficulty levels when you visit the Honkai: Star Rail Echo of War: End of the Eternal Freeze fight.

How do you find Honkai: Star Rail Echo of War: End of the Eternal Freeze Cocolia weekly boss fight?

As with the Doomsday Beast, you first need to unlock the ability to take on Echoes of War fights. This happens after you finish the Jarilo-VI arc, basically. Getting through the "In the Dangerous Swamp" Trailblazer Mission and beating Cocolia for the first time will do it.

Once you do that, you'll be able to find her at the very "end" of the Everwinter Hill Jarilo-VI map. I highlighted it in the screenshot below.
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What kinds of characters should be brought in to face Cocolia in Honkai: Star Rail?

Cocolia is weak against Fire, Thunder, and Quantum attacks. Right ahead of this boss during the story, you get access to the Preservation path Fire-type Trailblazer, and they work perfectly for the fight.

Here are some characters you could consider:

  • Fire: Asta, Himeko, Hook, and Trailblazer
  • Thunder: Arlan, Bailu, Jing Yuan, Serval, and Tingyun
  • Quantum: Qinque and Seele

I sort of feel like the game basically sets this up as a Seele and Fire Trailblazer fight! So if you have both of them, they're perfect for this weekly boss.

As for team compositions, you definitely want to have a Perservation-sort of character around who can put up shields for everyone. Trailblazer will have you covered there. If you're lucky enough to have either Qinque or Seele, both work very well here! (Especially if you have a Bronya to support Seele!) Having a healer can be helpful, especially on higher difficulties, so Bailu or Natasha could be handy. Since everyone gets a free Serval, she can help you out too!

What do you get for beating the Echo of War: End of the Eternal Freeze Cocolia weekly boss in Honkai: Star Rail?

The big item is Guardian's Lament. This is a Trace material you need for characters in Honkai: Star Rail. So if you use people like Bailu, Bronya, Clara, Gepard, Hook, Natasha, Seele, or Serval, you'll need quite a few of those.

The Echoes of War also have the possibility of dropping Relics. Just like Doomsday Beast, Cocolia can drop Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Thief of Shooting Meteor ones. You'll get Lucent Afterglow pieces to trade for Light Cones and Credits too.

She might also drop the following four-star Light Cones:

  • Fermata
  • Past and Future
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • River Flows in Spring
  • The Seriousness of Breakfast
  • We are Wildfire
  • Woof! Walk Time!

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

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:05 PM

May 2023 Marvelous Games Showcase Will Appear in English

Xseed and Marvelous announced that the Marvelous Games Showcase stream being aired on May 25, 2023 will appear in English as well. The Japanese branch of the company announced the showcase first on the evening of May 23, 2023. On May 24, 2023, a stream with English subtitles was announced. People will be able to catch it on YouTube at 3pm PT/6pm ET.

Here's the official video, ahead of its May 25, 2023 debut:

Xseed and Marvelous didn't mention which games could be discussed during the showcase. We know Touhou: New World is in development for Japan, so there could be an update on that. Loop8: Summer of Gods will launch at the beginning of June 2023 worldwide, so maybe there will be a teaser. Marvelous is also known for series like Bokujou Monogatari/Story of Seasons, so a new entry in the farming series could be announced. It also was behind some Fate/ and Senran Kagura series too.

This means there will be three showcases in a row over the next few days. Sony's PlayStation Showcase takes place on May 24, 2023. The Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 Special Program airs on May 26, 2023.

People can watch the Marvelous Games Showcase on May 25, 2023 at at 3pm PT/6pm ET.

Editor's Note: This article was updated with a new YouTube link on May 25, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Genshin Impact Wanderer Name Change

Some players reported that HoYoVerse is forcing them to change the name of their Wanderer (Scaramouche) character in Genshin Impact. Players affected by this policy will receive a letter in the in-game mail system, along with a free An Appellative Stroke item. Only players whose Wanderer shares a name with an upcoming Genshin Impact character will need to change it. [Thanks, お惣菜屋 on Twitter!]

The player who seems to have first encountered the issue is a Japanese player named お惣菜屋 who named their Wanderer "Chiori." Unfortunately, when Kirara debuted in Version 3.8, her voice lines and story mention a character named Chiori, who is a fashion designer in Inazuma. The problem is that no one ever brought up Chiori prior to Version 3.8. So it was impossible for the player to have known about them when they named their Wanderer.

There are several rules for what names you can give Wanderer in Genshin Impact. You can't name him any of his old aliases or give him the same name as a playable character. Because Chiori will apparently become playable in the future, this now makes their Wanderer's name illegal by HoYoVerse's standards. Some players have commented about the unfairness of the situation. For instance, not everyone pays attention to leaks. With this particular name, Genshin Impact's Chiori came out five versions after Wanderer's debut. So players might retroactively get in trouble just because they gave their Wanderer a name that HoYoVerse wants to use in a future update.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. HoYoVerse is working behind the scenes to solve the issue, so it will likely find a way to prevent similar problems from happening in the future.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:30 PM

How to Beat Honkai: Star Rail Echo of War: Destruction's Beginning

After you get to a certain point in Honkai: Star Rail, you'll unlock the Echo of War weekly boss fights against opponents like Destruction's Beginning's Doomsday Beast. These are the foes you'd face during the Trailblazer Missions. However, as you unlock your Trailblaze Level, you'll be able to take on tougher versions of these challenges. While Doomsday Beast can be a little frustrating, due to how many parts it has, it is still a pretty manageable one at most difficulties.

How do you find Echo of War: Destruction's Beginning Doomsday Beast weekly boss in Honkai: Star Rail?

First, you need to finish the "In the Dangerous Swamp" Trailblazer Mission on Jarilo-VI. You won't see any Echo of War weekly boss fights in Honkai: Star Rail until you do.

Once that is accomplished, though, you'll find Echo of War: Destruction's Beginning on Herta Space Station on the eastern side of the Supply Zone map. You can see it highlighted in the picture below. After visiting it once, you can teleport to it via the Survival Index.
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What kinds of characters should be brought in to face the Doomsday Beast in Honkai: Star Rail?

It is weak against four types of elements. Bringing in people with Fire, Ice, Physical, and Wind attacks will benefit you. The Trailblazer avatar could be a good fit, since you have both Fire and Physical options for them.

Here are some characters you could consider:

  • Fire: Asta, Himeko, Hook, and Trailblazer
  • Ice: Gepard, Herta, March 7th, Pela, and Yanqing
  • Physical: Clara, Natasha, Sushang, and Trailblazer
  • Wind: Bronya, Dan Heng, and Sampo
  • As for a team composition, I think it's wise to go in with one person who can create shields and another who can act as a healer. Your remaining two should be your damage dealers. This means people like Gepard, March 7th, and Natasha could all be handy. Himeko helped us out with this fight during the Trailblazer mission and is still very handy. I also like both the Fire and Physical Trailblazer, as both feature AOE attacks.

    What do you get for beating the Echo of War: Destruction's Beginning Honkai: Star Rail Doomsday Beast weekly boss?

    The big "get" from this fight is the Destroyer's Final Road. You need this item to upgrade Traces for characters like Arlan, Dan Heng, Himeko, Jing Yuan, March 7th, the Trailblazer, and Welt. So since this is a much-needed item, you'll want to take part in the fight each week.

    You can also get some items you'll find via other means. Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Thief of Shooting Meteor Relics can drop. You'll always get Lucent Afterglow for Light Cones. Credits are a given each match too.

    The following four-star Light Cones might also drop.

  • Fermata
  • Past and Future
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • River Flows in Spring
  • The Seriousness of Breakfast
  • We are Wildfire
  • Woof! Walk Time!

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

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:00 PM

Next Pokemon Trading Card Game Expansion is Obsidian Flames

The Pokemon Company International revealed the next Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion is Scarlet & Violet — Obsidian Flames. On August 11, 2023, we'll see it appear. The big deal with this set is that we'll finally see type-shifted Tera Pokemon ex cards for the first time. This means that the Tera Pokemon ex cards won't be their typical types. As one Booster Pack art shows, the normally fire-type Charizard is wearing a dark-type Tera "crown."

The official announcement listed some of the cards that we'll see in this one. It didn't mention exactly how many type-shifted Tera ex cards will appear. Six Tera Pokemon ex total will show up, and we already know the Charizard one is a dark-type and Tyranitar is a lightning-type. There will also be three gold etched cards, six Tera Pokemon ex, six special illustration Pokemon and Supporter ones, 12 illustration Pokemon ones, 12 full-art etches Pokemon ex and Supporters, and 15 Pokemon ex.

The Pokemon Center online storefront already opened pre-orders for the various boxes:

Here's a closer look at the preliminary art for the Elite Trainer Box and booster packs. The ETB features a Charmander. The booster packs show a Charizard, Dragonite, Tyranitar, and Revavroom.
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Before Pokemon Trading Card Game: Scarlet & Violet — Obsidian Flames, we'll see the Paldea Evolved expansion. That debuts at the beginning of June 2023. It features ex and Tera ex cards, as well as ones based on some of the new Legendaries. June is also when the full version of Pokemon Trading Card Game Live will debut on PCs and mobile devices.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game: Scarlet & Violet — Obsidian Flames expansion will launch on August 11, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Metal Gear Solid Board Game

The board game adaptation of Metal Gear Solid is now available to preorder. Containing 24 miniatures, Metal Gear Solid The Board Game - Integral Edition allows players to relive the events of the game through either 6 independent missions or a 14 mission campaign. Pre-orders include a miniature of Metal Gear Rex and a 109 page graphic novel. The game is expected to ship in May 2024. It will cost $100 plus shipping and VAT.

Snake, Meryl and Otacon are playable, with Gray Fox able to be used as a player character or a boss. 12 soldiers patrol the board, led by 6 boss characters including Liquid Snake and Psycho Mantis. Also included are a disguised Meryl mini and two cardboard box disguises. The game was designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and illustrated by Marco Chechetto, with miniature sculpts from BigChild Creative and Kenneth Loh illustrating the graphic novel.

You can watch the trailer for the game below:


We've seen a lot of Metal Gear news this week. A remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and new set of ports for the older games in the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection both were announced at Sony's Playstation Showcase on May 24, 2023.

Metal Gear Solid The Board Game- Integral Edition is immediately available to pre-order . The game will cost $100 plus shipping and VAT and is expected to ship in May 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:00 AM

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Patch Fixes Private Tournaments

There's a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet patch, and this one is designed to fix private tournaments. Apparently, the official ones weren't working as they should. Updating to 1.3.1 fixes the issue.

The official Nintendo support page doesn't offer more detailed patch notes yet. At the moment, the only "patch notes" for the 1.3.1 update for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet addressing private tournaments are in the official tweet.

The announcement doesn't mention anything about Pokemon HOME support for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Initially, an announcement said it would be available this week. However, shortly after they walked back the initial release date for compatibility.

It also doesn't bring up a fix for another major Pokemon Scarlet and Violet issue. Right when the Chesnaught, Great Tusk, and Iron Treads Tera Raids were about to begin, a major flaw appeared. People who participated wouldn't get a reward tied to them, and the game would crash as a result. That issue is also supposed to be repaired sometime in the near future.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch, and patch 1.3.1 is live now.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:57 PM
     Totk Goron Spice Purchase At Store In Goron CityMost of the dishes Link can make in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sound like they would be a delight to eat. There are a few exceptions, however. Here is our guide telling you how to make Monster Curry in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to make Monster Curry The Monster Curry dish should be made at least once on your journey through the game, so that you can complete the Teach Me a Lesson II side quest. Check our guide on how to farm crops to learn more about that process. To make Monster Curry, combine Goron Spice, Monster Extract, Hylian Rice, and monster meat of some sort. The recipe involves ingredients you might not typically try to gather, and you are unlikely to make it often because it restores a mere quarter-heart. Screenshot by PC Invasion To find the Monster Extract, purchase it from the merchant in Tarrey Town for 50 rupees. You can also hope you get lucky with an enemy drop, if you have...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:45 PM
     Link Holding White Sword Of The Sky Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom (totk)Are you wondering how to get White Sword of the Sky in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK) without AMIIBO? Unfortunately, the process to get White Sword of the Sky is long and will require you to travel across the map to various locations and interact with three dragons. However, this guide will walk you through each step of obtaining the White Sword of the Sky in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. How to Complete the Mother Goddess Statue Quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: PC Invasion You can get White Sword of the Sky in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom by completing the Mother Goddess Statue quest. Image: PC Invasion The first step you want to do is head to the Forgotten Temple and then traverse to coordinates -1085, 2665, -0083, which is a bit Northeast of the Mayausiy Shrine. Image: PC Invasion After reaching this location, you must interact with the toppled Mother Goddess Statue. This is a crucial step because if you try to interact wi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:32 PM
     Totk Tough Vegetable Risotto Cooking At Lookout LandingThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom boasts a wide array of tasty dishes to get your stomach going. A lot of the recipes are very simple, requiring only one or two common ingredients. And some of them are a bit more complex. Here is our guide on how to make Vegetable Risotto in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to make Vegetable Risotto The chief problem with Vegetable Risotto is that it requires several ingredients without providing a lot of benefit compared to simpler dishes. Sourcing more items for nearly the same impact can be difficult to justify. To make Vegetable Risotto, combine Hylian Rice, Rock Salt, Goat Butter, and a vegetable of your choosing. The two vegetables I've had the best luck with are the Swift Carrot and the Fortified Pumpkin. Screenshot by PC Invasion When making a lot of recipes, flowers count as a vegetable. That's not the case with Vegetable Risotto, at least not to the...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:14 PM
     Tears Of The Kingdom Cucco South Akkala Stable WellWhen arriving at the South Akkala Stable in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a character by the name of Kaifa will mention that one of the stable's Cuccos has gone missing. If you go around to the well at the back of the stable and enter it, then sure enough, you will find the missing Cucco down there. But with the high-up, narrow well you just entered serving as the only exit route, getting the Cucco out seems like an impossible task on the face of it. So can you bring the Cucco back to its owner in Tears of the Kingdom? And do you receive some sort of reward for doing so? Is it possible to escort the Cucco out of the well? As unsatisfying an answer as this may sound, you actually cannot take the Cucco out of the South Akkala Stable well, at least not conventionally. Even with Zonai vehicles and the Autobuild ability, the well exit is simply too tall and narrow for any vehicle to reasonably fit through. Now, there may exist some obscure, creative method that players ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:58 PM
     Totk Hylian Rice Harvesting In East NecludaThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lets you make all sorts of treats for Link to scarf down on his journey, but many of them tend toward the sweet side. Even heroes can develop cavities. Here is our guide on how to make Veggie Rice Balls in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to make Veggie Rice Balls Rice is common in some parts of Hyrule, though you may not find a lot of it unless you know where to look. A number of merchants also carry it, and you can find details in our guide covering where to find Hylian Rice, Fresh Milk, and Wild Greens. Once you have Hylian Rice, you're ready to start thinking about rice balls. To make Veggie Rice Balls, combine Hylian Rice with the vegetable ingredient of your choice. Flowers count as vegetables when it comes to recipe creation. Screenshot by PC Invasion By default, Veggie Rice Balls restore health. That's rather boring, though. You can produce secondary ...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 6:00 PM
     Tabula Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Last Spell – The Board Game, a 1-4 player cooperative rogue-like RPG with a tower defense twist. Just over halfway through its fundraising campaign, the game has already gathered $189,199 in pledges, significantly surpassing its initial goal of $107,376. With 21 days remaining, the campaign is …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:30 PM
     The Warhammer franchise and video gaming fans are in for a grand treat as the ultimate celebration of Warhammer video games, Warhammer Skulls 2023, has returned. Now in its seventh year, this event has never been more dynamic and expansive. Presented by actor and devoted Ultramarines aficionado, Rahul Kohli, this year's live show is filled …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:00 PM
     Metal Gear Solid, the beloved video game franchise, is venturing onto a new playing field as a cooperative board game. Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and illustrated by Marco Checchetto, the game allows players to embody their favorite characters from the franchise, offering stealthy gameplay and intricate storylines reminiscent of the original video game series. The …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:00 PM
     Camden Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their groundbreaking game, "Asteroid Dice." The campaign has already far surpassed its initial goal of $9,625, with $25,097 pledged by 398 backers, and still 20 days to go before the campaign ends on June 15. Asteroid Dice is not your average dice game. It involves throwing, bouncing, …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:00 PM
     Paizo has announced its newest line-up of Pathfinder and Starfinder products, which promise thrilling adventures and innovative gameplay enhancements. These products include the "Starfinder Ports of Call," "Pathfinder Adventure: The Enmity Cycle," "Pathfinder Flip-Mat: The Enmity Cycle," and "Pathfinder Lost Omens Monsters of Myth Special Edition." The hotly anticipated "Starfinder Ports of Call" presents explorers …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:00 PM
     Severed Books has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new game module, "The Dark Glinting with Metal – MÖRK BORG," written by acclaimed author Brian Evenson. The campaign has already amassed over $8,804 in pledges, surpassing its initial goal of $5,500. With 30 days left until its conclusion on June 25, the campaign shows no …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:42 PM
     This week is… I'm more than ready to get to that weekend, lemme just say that. But it's ok. We're on Friday Eve, so there's not much more to go and we're there. But, before then, let's making your gaming tables look good with some terrain in our Terrain Corner. Today we have: Asgard Rising …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:32 PM
     In a announcement for Warhammer 40,000 fans, the upcoming collectable digital card game, Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge, has unveiled a thrilling new demo showcasing a brand new faction: the Leviathan Hive Fleet of the Tyranid. This glimpse into the terrifying might of the Tyranids will be exclusively available during Warhammer Skulls, the annual Games Workshop video …

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:08 PM
     Much like the titular character himself, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum's life has been long and tortured. Originally announced back in 2019 by, it has been delayed several times from its initially planned 2021 release. Early trailers didn't exactly illicit an excited response from gamers which might explain why it has released today to deafening silence. Seriously, did anyone remember this was coming out? I didn't.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, May 25, 2023 4:28 PM

The trailer "sets the stage for what players can expect"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, May 25, 2023 3:56 PM

The DLC features a cinematic cutscene revealing the return of the character Cayde-6.

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Level Up Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:25 AM
     When discussing Final Fantasy XVI's combat or watching gameplay, it's hard not to think about…