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Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 7:05 PM

A new glitch in Destiny 2's Season of the Deep makes it easy to farm infinite Legendary Shards through unlimited Exotic drops. It's super simple and easy and probably won't be around for long.


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 6:50 PM

Rarely do I watch a trailer for a video game more than once. Yet with Bungie's Marathon reboot/sequel/whatever, I've found myself looping its slick and stylish announcement trailer. It's not just because the trailer slaps, but because Bungie is teasing looks to be one of the coolest shooters released in years.


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 6:00 PM

With a game as expansive and malleable as Tears of the Kingdom, there are countless ways to solve puzzles, traverse the environment, defeat your enemies, or just have fun. As the game's been out now just a couple of weeks, players are still discovering unique contraptions, and one that's swiftly growing in popularity…


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 5:48 PM

The official reveal of a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake was one of the headliners of Sony's recent PlayStation 5 showcase, but it likely won't be finished for some time. Fortunately, a collection of Metal Gear classics is coming to modern platforms this fall and it will actually include more games than originally expected.


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 5:44 PM

The Outlast Trials is excessively nasty and obscene—appropriate, considering it's developer Red Barrels' first follow up in six years to its, in the best way, abhorrent Outlast survival horror series. Since its Early Access release on May 18, the blood-drenched multiplayer has been sliding up the Steam charts, making…


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 5:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, from software like the language processor ChatGPT and the image generator DALL-E to AI chatbots—and now, even Twitch streamers are starting to take notice. Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa, one of the platform's biggest stars with over 6.4 million followers, recently dropped her own…


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 4:10 PM

As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attempts a presidential run, he's still finding time for his ongoing hobby of angering different communities with his legislation and bad views on people and things. Now, it sounds like he's got a new community to add to that list: furries.


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 4:00 PM

The Last of Us' long-awaited multiplayer game was notably absent at the PlayStation Showcase on Wednesday, and now we know why: Naughty Dog says it's not ready for show.


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 3:05 PM

Esports company turned Wall Street laughing stock, FaZe Clan, is at the center of another controversy as its members fight over the recent signing of Stranger Things actor and Twitch streamer, Grace Van Dien. Loud members like Nordan "FaZe Rain" Shat criticized the signing as a money grab, while Van Dien said Rain…


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 2:32 PM

On May 24, PlayStation held its first large-scale showcase since 2021. While it had some cool games, it was lacking the big and wild exclusives the company has historically put out. However, most would agree that the finale—a large gameplay preview of the upcoming, PS5-exclusive Spider-Man 2—was an impressive end for…


Kotaku Friday, May 26, 2023 2:23 PM

Well folks, Marathon is coming back. What do you mean you don't know what that is? It's only Bungie's seminal series of first-person shooters everyone was playing on their Power Macintoshes and Pippins in the 1990s. Where even were you? It's why Steve Jobs was so elated to first announce Halo for the Mac…before that…


PCGamesN Friday, May 26, 2023 3:30 PM
     Destiny 2 Xur location and inventory overview

Are you looking for Destiny 2 Xur? Xur is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant, and he appears every weekend to sell coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards. But, if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which items you should purchase from his inventory. That's where we come in.

The Exotic merchant provides plenty of excitement in the free PC game due to his ever-changing inventory and the hope that he might arrive with a god roll. Read on to learn a little about the Destiny 2 Xur schedule, where you can typically find him, and what you'll usually find in his inventory.

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

Twinfinite Friday, May 26, 2023 4:30 PM
     Your Hylian adventures don't have to end when the main campaign does!

Twinfinite Friday, May 26, 2023 3:57 PM
     Find out the current status of the long-awaited title.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 5:00 PM

Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Goku - SH Figuarts

Tamashii Nations revealed a new Dragon Ball Z SH Figuarts figure based on Goku in his Legendary Super Saiyan form. It will have his looks from the end of the Frieza arc. It will also feature a new joint structure Bandai Namco will use for the brand's figures. Pre-orders will open worldwide on June 1, 2023, and it will cost ¥ 7,150 / $50.99 (tax included).

Here is the official announcement for the SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku from the Tamashii Nations Twitter account.

This Goku will come with 3 different faces with screaming, clenching, and grinning expressions, along with 5 pairs of hands, interchangeable hair and head parts, and effect parts for the Kamehameha wave. Most notably, this will be the first figure to use a new articulation technology for more accurate and smooth poses. You can check out a 3D model visor of the figure on the Tamashii website.

It is no surprise we see more Dragon Ball figures being released, as a recent report confirmed it to be one of the most lucrative IPs for Bandai Namco in the last financial year, along with Gundam. Another example of this is the 10 million sales milestone reached by the Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 games.

The Dragon Ball Z SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku Figure is planned for a November 2023 release, and pre-orders will start on June 1, 2023. You can watch several of the Dragon Ball series on Crunchyroll right now.

The post New SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku From Dragon Ball Z Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 4:00 PM

Kingdom Hearts Roxas Ring Hides Art of Him with Axel and Xion

Square Enix is working on new Kingdom Hearts jewelry. This latest one comes in two variants and hides a secret. Two Kingdom Hearts Roxas ring versions will appear in Japan on November 11, 2023, and each one also pays tribute to Axel and Xion via hidden art. The items will cost 24,200円 (~$172) each. The Square Enix worldwide storefront doesn't offer listings for either one yet. However, it often also offers these kinds of items not long after the Japanese announcement.

Aside from the color variations, the two rings are identical. Both Kingdom Hearts rings feature a checkerboard design on the outside that is inspired by Roxas' clothing. On the inside, a picture of Axel, Roxas, and Xion eating sea-salt ice cream as they did in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is engraved into the band. They are also each made of 925 sterling silver. You can get them in specific sizes ranging from 7-23. The difference is one is just silver, and the other features a black coating.

Here's how the standard silver one looks:
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And here's how the alternative option will look:
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It isn't unusual for Kingdom Hearts jewelry based on specific characters to appear. For example, U-Treasure released a bracelet and necklace inspired by Roxas in the past. Square Enix also made necklaces based on Kairi's keyblade in 2023.

The two versions of the Kingdom Hearts Roxas ring will appear in Japan on November 11, 2023.

The post Kingdom Hearts Roxas Ring Hides Art of Him with Axel and Xion appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 3:30 PM

Good Smile Company's Working on a Bruce Lee Nendoroid

Good Smile Company often makes figures based on real-life personalities, in addition to ones of anime and game characters. At WonHobbyG 2023 Spring, it showed off one of them. A Bruce Lee Nendoroid is in the works, and a painted prototype of the figure made its debut at the event. There's no release window for it yet. However, due to the photo and displays in a video, it seems far along in development.

Here's a closer look at the upcoming figure. In this photo, he's wielding a pair of nunchaku.

There's also a video segment showing some different poses for this Nendoroid. It begins at the 5:09 mark of the trailer below. Two different face plates appear, with one depicting a serious expression and the other making it look like he's shouting. It also shows there will be punching and kicking parts for additional poses.

This will be the second Good Smile Company's second Bruce Lee figure. The first is a figma that appeared back in 2015.

There's no release window for the Bruce Lee Nendoroid yet, but we could see pre-orders open soon due to there already being a painted prototype available.

The post Good Smile Company's Working on a Bruce Lee Nendoroid appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 3:00 PM

Gundam Battle Operation 2 on PC

Bandai Namco finally confirmed the release date for Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 PC version. It will be May 31, 2023. However, the release time means it will appear in the Pacific Time zone on May 30, 2023. Until now, the game was only available on the PS4 and PS5. However, this PC port will not support cross-play or cross-save with the home console versions.

Some of the features available for the PC version include keyboard and mouse control support. There will also be keybinding options. This version of the game will feature a 4K resolution and uncapped FPS as well. However, computers with minimum requirements will be able to play in 1080p/30FPS with graphics setting at low.

The minimum specifications to play Gundam Battle Operation 2 on PC are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11

In addition, a pre-release campaign is also currently ongoing on the Gundam Battle Operation 2 Twitter account ahead of its release date. New players will receive in-game currency depending on the number of retweets the announcement post gets. People can also pre-load the game right now through the Steam Page.

Gundam Battle Operation 2 was originally launched in 2018 for the PlayStation 4. Since then, it passed more than five million downloads. An Open Beta period for the PC version of the game was held in January 2023 it was delayed from the previously-set 2022 release window.

Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is currently available to download on the PS4 and PS5, and the PC release date is May 31, 2023.

The post Gundam Battle Operation 2 PC Release Date Falls in May 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 2:30 PM

Nanami Chiaki Super Danganronpa 2 black Bunny figure header

Good Smile Company will release a figure of Chiaki Nanami from Danganronpa 2: Despair wearing a black bunny outfit. Pre-orders are open until July 20, 2023. She costs 26,400 JPY and will ship out in September 2023 for Japanese customers. Those in North America will pay $189.99 and get her in Q4 2023.

Unlike the baggy clothes she wears in the game, the Black Bunny figure of Chiaki is more on the skimpy side. This is a 1/4 scale figure that is around 215 millimeters in height. She's is sitting down for the figure's pose. This is actually a recolor of the Chiaki Nanami: Bunny Version figure that came out in May 2020. That one had a white hat and leotard.

Here are some more pictures of the Chiaki Nanami: Black Bunny Version figure:

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Chiaki Nanami is the Ultimate Gamer in Super Danganronpa 2 and the heroine in that entry. In the game, she wears a jacket that has cat ears on the hood. So she normally is more of a cat girl than a bunny girl. Rabbits are an important animal to Chiaki, since the rabbit-like mascot character Usami is a close friend of hers.

The Danganronpa 2: Despair Chiaki Nanami: Black Bunny Version figure is available for pre-order via Good Smile Company until July 20, 2023. Good Smile Company also announced a Nendoroid of her is on the way. You can find Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on the PSP in Japan and on the Switch, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices worldwide.

The post Danganronpa 2 Chiaki Nanami Black Bunny Figure Shows Lots of Skin appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 26, 2023 2:00 PM

Pokemon Shirts Original Stitch

From June 12, 2023, you will no longer be able to purchase any Pokemon shirts from Original Stitch. This is due to the closure of the company. Those who wanted something from Original Stitch should do so before June 12, 2023. [Thanks, Serebii!]

Original Stitch is a company that allows you to customize your own Pokemon shirt. You can choose your own patterns, buttons, and designs. Aside from shirts, you can also get bandanas, masks, and accessories such as aprons that have Pokemon designs on them. During 2021 when the pandemic forced countries into lockdown, it also had custom Zoom backgrounds to spruce up your work meetings. Original Stitch doesn't deliver to every country, so fans should check the website before making a purchase.

As of the time of writing, Original Stitch's website is not very stable due to a high volume of traffic. So it can be difficult to check what patterns are available. However, the latest updates are from 2021, and some of the new patterns from then introduced species from Hoenn (Ruby/Sapphire). This means that you won't be able to get shirts with newer Pokemon like Sprigatito, who debuted in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Original Stitch will close down and Pokemon shirts will no longer be available to order from June 12, 2023.

The post Pokemon Shirts Will No Longer Be Available From June 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 26, 2023 8:18 PM
     How to get the Centrifuse Catalyst in Destiny 2With new seasons come new weapons, and this time, with Season of The Deep, we have been given Centrifuse. This all-new auto rifle has a low rate of fire and low magazine but packs quite a punch. It is no doubt targeted towards the Arc-style players but can be a formidable weapon in anyone's hands with enough practice. It is possible to get the Centrifuse at level one of the season pass for players that have it and level 35 for those that don't, but getting the Catalyst will take a little more work. How to get the Centrifuse Catalyst in Destiny 2 Screenshot by PC Invasion First, you will have to get your hands on the Centrifuse. It is awarded through the season pass. Once you have it in your arsenal, it's time to visit Banshee-44 in the tower. He will give you the mission that will eventually get you the Centrifuse Catalyst in Destiny 2. The Catalyst requires three steps to unlock. Centrifuse Catalyst step 1 The first step towards getting the Centrifuse Catalys...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 26, 2023 6:56 PM
     Totk Oasis Source Bubbul Frog DefeatedThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom features more frogs than you've ever seen in a Zelda game. They're all over the place, and there are rewards for finding them. Some of them hide away pretty well, though. Here is our guide telling you where to find the Oasis Source Bubbul Frog in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – where to find Oasis Source Bubbul Frog The frog in the Oasis Source cave is not especially difficult to find, once you locate its cave. You will want to bring along tools that can break away rocks. To reach your target, you must clear away some stout obstructions. To find the Oasis Source Bubbul Frog, descend into the Kara Kara Bazaar Well. It is located south from the large pool of water at the center of the area. The map screenshot below shows the location of the frog underground, not far from where you can enter the well. Screenshot by PC Invasion Once you descend into the well, start ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 26, 2023 6:53 PM
     luocha honkai star rail version 1.1Honkai: Star Rail is a gacha game with an ever-expanding roster of new units to play, with new characters coming out periodically. Two of these new characters are Silver Wolf and Luocha, set to release in Version 1.1 of Honkai: Star Rail. These two characters and their Event Warp banners were revealed during a Chinese live stream, as well as the 4-stars who will receive rate-ups alongside them. The order of the Event Warp banners was also revealed, with Silver Wolf coming first and Luocha coming second. Silver Wolf is a 5-star Quantum Nihility character who has a unique mechanic that allows her to add weaknesses to the enemy team. These weaknesses will draw from your party, which allows you to essentially bring any character into any fight. Meanwhile, Luocha is an Imaginary Abundance character and is one of the new Imaginary characters coming to the game. He'll be a great pick if you do not have two healers yet, as you need to draft two teams if you wish to proceed through the Fo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 26, 2023 5:49 PM
     arlan honkai star rail best build team compsHonkai: Star Rail has over 20 characters for you to collect and build, leading them to victory in some intense battles. Many of these characters are accessible to free-to-play and low-spending players. One of these characters is Arlan, a 4-star Electric Destruction character with a unique high-risk, high-reward mechanic. Arlan is a Destruction character who deals more damage based on how low his HP is relative to his max HP. In other words, the more damage Arlan takes, the more damage he'll do. As a result, Arlan will need some special care when it comes to his build. Here's our guide on the best build for Arlan in Honkai: Star Rail. Best build for Arlan in Honkai: Star Rail: Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons, and Abilities Arlan is an Electric Destruction character with a unique mechanic that allows him to deal more damage based on how much damage he takes. His damage increases when he is low on HP, which means we'll want some Light Cones that help him use this mechanic ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, May 26, 2023 5:40 PM
     Totk Summerwing Butterfly Stalking One West Of Skull LakeThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom features a variety of insects, including a few types of butterfly. But not all butterflies are created equal. Here is our guide telling you where to find Summerwing Butterfly in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – where to find the Summerwing Butterfly The Summerwing Butterfly is worth finding because it provides Cold Resistance when added to recipes alongside monster parts. More importantly, though, you need to find it to upgrade your Ember armor set. To find the Summerwing Butterfly, look in warm climates. The in-game information suggests looking in Eldin Canyon. I also find it in the northeastern portions of Hyrule, near Death Mountain and Deep Akkala. Screenshot by PC Invasion The above map shows one location where you should be able to commonly locate the Summerwing Butterfly. I usually find two of them near a large rock. Warm Darners and Fireproof Lizards are also fairly ...

Gamer Empire Friday, May 26, 2023 4:51 PM
     Rain collector barrels are essential items in Project Zomboid for collecting and storing water, providing a reliable water source for survival. Thus, learning how to use the rainwater collector successfully is important. Recommended Read: The Difference Between Apocalypse & Survivor Mode in Project Zomboid In this post, we'll guide you on how to use the […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 26, 2023 4:57 PM
     Better late than never. Whoof… What a week. Started out with plans to work on Project A and going to a friend's cookout tomorrow. It ended with having worked on Project B last-minute and the cookout being cancelled but instead going to Momocon downtown. I'm still trying to stop spinning from all the changes. But …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 26, 2023 4:00 PM
     Infinity has announced a host of new releases available from May 31st at the Infinity online store and at your Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS). The releases include a new selection of intricately detailed miniatures and a range of new accessories designed to enhance your gameplay experience. Húláng Shocktroopers (Submachine Gun) Ideal for Yu Jing …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, May 26, 2023 3:00 PM
     Miskatonic Repository, the platform for independent creators of the globally popular Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game, is now accessible on the Roll20 virtual tabletop, announced Chaosium, the game's creators. The Miskatonic Repository, established in 2018 in collaboration with DriveThruRPG, is home to a flourishing community of creators from around the globe, producing a diverse …

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Friday, May 26, 2023 8:20 PM
     The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been a disaster thus far, becoming the worst reviewed game of the year on both Opencritic and Metacritic. I have it sitting in my Steam library and do intend on reviewing it myself, but after browsing through the various opinions of other people, I may choose to keep my sanity intact, thank you very much.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 26, 2023 4:38 PM

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The one-minute trailer showcases several voice lines, enemies, weapons, locations, and more.

The post Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II Gets New 'Skulls Showcase Gameplay' Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, May 26, 2023 3:01 PM

The cinematic trailer showcases new in-game cutscenes and gameplay

The post Street Fighter 6 Gets New Launch Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Week in Review: The top stories in phones, computing, and more

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It might seem like we're talking about AI and nothing else these days. Well, this week, my friends, we're talking Windows 11! And also AI. Sorry, there's just no escaping the subject, because Microsoft is gearing up to deeply integrate its powerful GPT-4-powered Copilot right inside the desktop. It'll be watching and helping… just like, er, Clippy. Oh, and did we mention that Microsoft has convinced OpenAI to adopt Bing as its search engine?

We're also taking something of a deep breath this week as we enjoy a long Memorial Day / bank holiday weekend, and prepare for Apple's big WWDC event on June 5 – which also gives us time to figure out how to boot those freeloaders off our Netflix accounts before we have to start paying for them.

So let's fire up the barbeque and check out all the biggest stories of the past week.

Lance Ulanoff, US Editor in Chief
The week in phones
Apple could be building SiriGPT for the iPhone
Siri could be getting a ChatGPT-style upgrade (Omid Armin / Unsplash)
Check out the open job listings at Apple and you'll notice that a lot of recent postings refer to generative AI, and there's also a mention of using these technologies to "transform Apple's mobile computing platforms", which makes us think 'SiriGPT' could be on the way.
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The week in AI
Bing is going to be the default search engine for ChatGPT
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Microsoft)
Microsoft has announced that Bing will soon be the default search engine inside ChatGPT, though paid-for accounts will get the functionality first. It means ChatGPT can scour the web for answers to your questions, making its responses much more up to date.
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Here's why Microsoft should be making its own silicon
Might we see Windows PCs running Microsoft silicon? (Future)
It's been reported that Microsoft is looking to follow Apple by producing its own processors to power its Surface line of devices, and our Computing Editor Christian Guyton thinks it's a good idea, if – and it's a big 'if' – Microsoft can get it right.
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The week in streaming
Netflix's password crackdown is off to a terrible start
Netflix is making good on its promise to charge extra for password sharing (Netflix)
Netflix has finally rolled out its password-sharing crackdown in the US and UK – and not surprisingly, many subscribers aren't happy about having to either pay more or boot friends and family members off their account, and are hitting the Cancel button.
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The week in wearables
There's an Apple VR headset hint in its WWDC 2023 invite
TechRadar has snagged an invite to WWDC 2023 (Apple)
The invites have gone out for Apple's WWDC 2023 event, and VR experts are on the list – and is it us, or does the logo on the invitation look a bit like a virtual reality headset? The device is strongly rumored to be making its debut at the conference this year.
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