GamersHeroes Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:25 PM
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Season Three of Fortnite's fourth chapter is almost upon us, but we've still got quests left to do. For Week 12, you'll be chattin' it up with NPCs, spending money, stealing money, doing some amateur geology, and killing other players dead.
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:15 PM
The official Overwatch 2 forums have been abuzz ever since Blizzard confirmed that there are more queer characters in its hero roster than we were previously aware. While some posts are from folks suspiciously eyeing the welcome confirmation that Pharah is in fact a rocket-powered lesbian as if it must portend some…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:41 PM
Konami is slowly sharing more details about Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, and it's not sounding exactly like what some fans were expecting. The game will indeed be using the original voice cast, but it won't be recording any of their performances. The PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game will be sticking with old…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:25 PM
A whole new sub-genre of awful "true crime" content is taking root on TikTok. Posters there are using "artificial intelligence"-powered media creation tools to create fake videos that purport to show actual murder victims, often children, sharing grisly details about how they were killed. Even worse, these…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:37 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:10 PM
Diablo IV, out on June 5 for most major platforms, features an assortment of side quests. The loot-hunting RPG has some 213 optional missions, half of which I haven't seen during my short time with the game. But of the others I've played during the open beta in mid-March and the review build earlier in May, there's…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:08 PM
Despite a booming job market overall, 2023 kicked off with the biggest tech companies laying off thousands of employees. Cuts at Microsoft hit Halo Infinite devs at 343 Industries and other game teams across the company, including at Bethesda. Months later, layoffs are continuing across other pockets of the video game…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:40 PM
Ahead of the two-year anniversary of Activision Blizzard being on the receiving end of an unprecedented video game industry lawsuit accusing the publisher of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination, CEO Bobby Kotick has appeared on the cover of Variety to loudly proclaim the innocence of both himself and his…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:05 PM
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have just released a new trailer for the upcoming animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, finally giving fans a hint at what the movie's story is going to be about.
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:10 PM
What's the most you've ever won in a single hand of poker with some friends? Maybe $50? $60? Perhaps you got really lucky at a casino and walked away with a few hundred. A pleasant evening, but that's nothing compared to what one player won last night during a livestreamed poker tournament. When all was said and done,…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:55 PM
When the first few sounds of a video game's loading screen music are glinting synth starbursts, disintegrating into airy jazz chords like they got splashed with warm water, I know I'm about to play something cozy.
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:50 PM
It's nearly June 2023, and if you're a PlayStation Plus Subscriber, that means you've another shot at adding some more free games to your library. While May 2023 saw GRID Legends, Chivalry 2, and Descenders (which you can still grab if you're reading this before June 6) added to Sony's subscription service, June's got…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:05 PM
Last week, Nintendo mistakenly blocked and rejected the release of a cutesy animal game, after it took a jokey TikTok from the developer at face value and pulled its release in North America.
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:49 PM
A new study has uncovered a not-so-surprising truth about gender bias in video games: Across 50 role-playing games, male characters have about twice as much dialogue as female characters. Shocking, I know.
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:37 PM
There's always a new tech trend being billed as the future. In 2021, it was NFTs. Last year, it was the metaverse. And now it's AI. Some of gaming's biggest companies are already getting excited about the prospect of computer generated graphics and scripts fattening their bottom lines. This week, Electronic Arts CEO…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:33 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an incredibly polished game, so what happens if you try to completely break it? YouTuber Shesez pulls back the curtain on some of the game's hidden secrets in latest video and reveals all of the amazing stuff Nintendo doesn't want you to see, including what the Depths look…
Kotaku Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:14 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has plenty of tough bosses, but the Frost Gleeok in Tabantha Tundra is one of the game's hardest encounters. Fighting it will require some preparation and careful planning, but if you know what to look for, you can slay it and rid Hyrule of this icy menace once and for all (or…
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:12 PM
How do I defeat Diablo 4 Ashava? This world boss is by far and away the toughest challenge in the early game. This fearsome demon effortlessly steals the lives of wayward adventurers using its scythed talons – but you won't find her lurking at the end of a dungeon. Instead, Ashava's hellish portal only appears at set times. She's easy to miss, but we're here to help ensure you both locate and beat her within her set spawn times.
While there will undoubtedly be a whole host of Diablo 4 world bosses to take on once we're able to fully explore the open-world game upon its release date, Ashava is the first to be revealed as part of the Diablo 4 beta. Here's the lowdown on Ashava the Pestilent's location and spawn times, so you can find and beat one of the toughest world bosses in what may be one of the best PC games of this year.
Continue reading Diablo 4 Ashava spawn times, location, and how to beatMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
The Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 Garden of Plenty event will provide double rewards for Calyxes for a limited time. This is the anime game's first major update, so most players will want to pull for nearly every new character that gets added to the Honkai Star Rail roster. The problem there is that a ton of grinding needs to be done to get those new additions up to par when it comes to high-level battles.Honkai Star Rail review, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:27 PM
Does Diablo 4 have crossplay? Although running through ARPGs solo can be a rewarding experience, there's nothing like getting a band of your friends together and taking on the toughest challenges Lilith can offer. Will you be able to play with your console brethren in Diablo 4?
We were finally given a crypt's worth of new information on this highly anticipated RPG game thanks to the Xbox and Bethesda showcase back in June 2022. Diablo 4 fans were treated to everything from a full reveal of the Necromancer, new gameplay footage, and even some extra details on the Diablo 4 game length and what microtransactions you can expect when the Diablo 4 release date rolls around.
Continue reading Is Diablo 4 crossplay?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:46 PM
What are all the Diablo 4 elixirs? While you will always have a trusty healing brew available, topping off your health as you batter yet another legion of demons terrorizing the world of Sanctuary, there are times when you'll need an extra pick-me-up. This is where the powerful one-time effects of elixirs come in, and they can make all the difference.
All the Diablo 4 elixirs will boost one or more stats, some of which can bolster the potency of the best Diablo 4 classes. They all need specific herbs, which you can find in grass piles. With the Diablo 4 release date not all that far away, it's time to brush up on how you can make all these concoctions at the Alchemist and what all the elixirs in the RPG game do.
Continue reading Diablo 4 elixirs and potions explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:35 PM
What are Diablo 4 runes and runewords? The feature is one Diablo fans will recognize. The idea was that you could combine individual runes into runewords and insert them into socketed items, adding to their powers and abilities. But with no runes in Diablo 4 just yet, we - like you - are eager to know whether they're coming, so we asked the devs, of course.
We know that D2's beloved runeword system is not returning in time for the Diablo 4 release date, but that doesn't mean they're not making their way to Diablo 4 in the future. Whichever of the five Diablo 4 classes you choose, runes would be combined and added to your items, just like gems, to increase their abilities. So what do we know about Diablo 4 runes, runewords, and when they're coming to the game?
Continue reading Diablo 4 runes and runewords explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:07 PM
When is Diablo 4 coming out? The upcoming entry in the demon-slaying action RPG series has many teasers and trailers. They showcase the various classes we can use to take on the hordes of monsters that block the way between the horned lord of the underworld and, well, us.
The roster of playable Diablo 4 classes includes transforming druids, spell-flinging wizards, and somersaulting rogues. Each class has unique combat skills to weave through every shambling zombie, skittering demon, and colossal terror that awaits you in these dank, hallowed halls. So far, so familiar, but that won't upset the series' devoted fans. One thing is for certain: it's bound to be making a push for our best PC games list, as our Diablo 4 review says that it "embodies the essence of what makes Diablo so great." Join us as we break the seal and delve deeper into the deepest dungeons of Diablo 4, fishing through every chest to salvage everything we know, from the Diablo 4 release date and its story to new gameplay systems.
Continue reading Diablo 4 release date and launch timesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:00 PM
The Genshin Impact version 3.8 may not bring back the usual Golden Apple Archipelago limited-time map. If recent leaks are to be believed, the new map will be inland and surrounded by desert, instead of the summertime oasis we're used to seeing. HoYoverse always introduces a temporary map to the anime game right before adding the next elemental region in major updates, but this time, the new Genshin Impact location is a complete switch-up.
Continue reading Genshin Impact 3.8's limited-time map might not be what you expectMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:38 PM
From the haunted forests of Scosglen to the whispering winter winds of the Fractured Peaks, choosing the best Diablo 4 builds is a must for avid fans of Blizzard's RPG game. While I could bore you with horrible, mid-tier troll builds, I've got something better. From PCGamesN's exclusive interviews with some of Sanctuary's finest, I have a list of the builds that the developers are obsessed with so that you can try them, too.
Of the five current Diablo 4 classes, the developers lean very much towards the enchanting Sorceress and her myriad of different elemental magics. I, however, will be locking in Diablo 4's Rogue when the release date rolls around, so have included my personal favorite build for those who prefer to spend their time scheming away in the shadows. Additionally, we've also got all of the links out to our dedicated build guides down below.
Continue reading The best Diablo 4 builds according to Blizzard and usMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:13 PM
Can you play Diablo 4 solo? While the game is geared towards multiplayer, there's always the option of going it mostly alone without partying up. Here's what you need to know about Diablo 4 solo.
Diablo 4 is right around the corner, so while you're preparing for the Diablo 4 release date, pondering which of the Diablo 4 classes to choose, you might be wondering whether you can play the game alone. With plenty of online features, it raises the question of whether Diablo 4 has a solo mode or can be played single-player without the help of a party.
Continue reading Can you play Diablo 4 solo?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Counter-Strike 1.6 always felt like a home to me. But then CSGO came out, around the time I was old enough to own a headset with a microphone, and it started to feel like the FPS game wasn't really designed with me in mind. Constant toxicity forced me to unplug the mic and over the years I gradually strayed to other shooters like Valorant. Still, I always hoped Global Offensive would clean up its act. There's no silver bullet to remove sexist online trolls, but Valve can stand shoulder to shoulder with women by changing how Counter-Strike 2 looks.
Continue reading Counter-Strike 2 needs more womenMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Counter-Strike 2 release date, Best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:59 PM
How do I get the Diablo 4 Twitch drops? Twitch drops reward you for watching your favorite streamers with cool in-game items or currency, and to celebrate the release of Diablo 4, Blizzard is giving you the chance to earn some exclusive customization items for your character.
Each of the D4 Twitch drops coming in time for the Diablo 4 release date are class-specific transmog items, but whichever of the Diablo 4 classes you choose, Blizz has you covered. We gave the game a remarkable ten out of ten in our Diablo 4 review, but if you're still not sold, perhaps watching a few hours on stream could help you decide whether to dive into Sanctuary. If you're already dropping into hell on day one, then you're going to want these Diablo 4 rewards anyway, so take a look below at what's on offer with these Twitch drops, including how to get the Primal Instinct mount for launch.
Continue reading How to get Diablo 4 Twitch drops and Primal Instinct mountMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:10 PM
Is Diablo 4 down? The latest iteration of Blizzard's critically acclaimed dungeon crawler is always online, which can often cause its own set of problems. Between unreliable internet connections, scheduled maintenance, and malicious attacks, it can be tough to troubleshoot exactly what's keeping you from logging in. With our help, you should be back in Sanctuary and tearing through demons in no time.
Blizzard has confirmed that a Diablo 4 offline mode won't be arriving in the ARPG any time soon – if ever. Consequently, knowing how to check the Diablo 4 server status is of vital importance if you ever find yourself unable to log in, and we recommend keeping our list of Diablo 4 error codes on hand for some quick troubleshooting after the release date. Here are your next steps when Diablo 4 is down.
Continue reading Is Diablo 4 down? Current server statusMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:01 PM
The next round of League of Legends patch notes is here, as the 13.11 update for the MOBA game is rolled out by Riot. Two ADCs are under the nerf hammer, as MSI favorites Jinx and Aphelios see some pretty big changes. If you need to get caught up with absolutely everything that changes in this League of Legends patch, from new skins and chromas to item changes and jungler buff sharing, we've got your back.
Continue reading League of Legends patch notes – 13.11 update nerfs Jinx and ApheliosMORE FROM PCGAMESN: How much have I spent on League of Legends?, League of Legends patch 13.10, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:58 PM
May 31, 2023: We checked for new Motorcycle Mayhem codes. The developer has confirmed that the next code will land once the game hits 20k likes.
What are the active Motorcycle Mayhem codes? Roblox players love fast-paced, action-packed, and mildly chaotic games, and Motorcycle Mayhem ticks all those boxes. This one sees you darting in and out of the way of incoming traffic while on powerful motorcycles. Its game page describes it as the "ultimate traffic-swerving adventure."
If you're just starting out, however, you'll be aiming to unlock the best bikes as quickly as possible, and one of the fastest ways to do so is by redeeming Roblox Motorcycle Mayhem codes. Luckily for you, we've added the latest ones to a regularly updated list down below, and we've also included instructions on how to redeem them to earn some free gears. While you're here, be sure to make use of our Blox Fruits codes, All Star Tower Defense codes, and Slayers Unleashed codes for more Roblox freebies.
Continue reading Motorcycle Mayhem codes May 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:51 PM
The Destiny 2 Navigator is in demand as players continue working through the Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep dungeon to earn the coveted Exotic weapon. And, while many Guardians know that completing certain dungeon-related triumphs will increase a drop rate that is otherwise primarily based on RNG in the FPS game, Destiny 2 players have also discovered a hidden way to increase the drop rate that involves doing nothing more than helping your teammates who already own the weapon to earn The Navigator catalyst.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:45 PM
Equipping yourself with the best Diablo 4 settings will stave off any stutters and frame drops that make a demon out of any normally pious gamer. Blizzard's RPG game is as stunning to look at as it is demanding on your PC, and our curated list of options provide a good balance of fidelity and performance for a more heavenly time while you're in hell.
Continue reading Best Diablo 4 settings and PC optionsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:40 PM
Blizzard's hit hero multiplayer game Overwatch 2 has taken its previous game's community by storm since its initial 2022 release. From its bustling playerbase to its wide variety of personality-driven characters, it is no wonder that Overwatch 2 remains one of today's most played games online. The team behind the iconic shooter has announced the game's upcoming Pride event in celebration of the LGBT community, but it seems that some players will unfortunately be left out of the festivities.
Continue reading Overwatch 2 is celebrating Pride, but not everyone can joinMORE FROM PCGAMESN: All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:34 PM
When is the Project L release date? If you ever wondered what an all-out League of Legends champion brawl would look like, you're about to find out. Project L is the work-in-progress title of an upcoming 2D fighting game featuring the likes of Ahri, Darius, and Jinx. In the developer's words, you'll be able to "walk, run, dash, chain dash, jump, long jump, and super jump," your way to victory.
If you can't wait to learn more about this League of Legends fighting game, here's everything we know about the Project L release date so far, from trailers and gameplay to the champion roster, assist and tag system, netcode, and more.
Continue reading Project L release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and roster
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:33 PM
Looking forward to the Hades 2 release date? After the runaway success of Hades, fans are excited to see what Supergiant Games has in store for the follow-up to this huge indie hit.
The mythological roguelike game was revealed during The Game Awards 2022. Despite receiving critical praise for their previous titles, Hades 2 is the first sequel Supergiant Games has ever made. We're expecting big things from the devs - the original Hades was so good that it made our best PC games list. So with all of the fluff out of the way, it's time to take a look at everything we know so far about Hades 2, including trailers, story, and gameplay.
Continue reading Hades 2 release date speculation, early access, trailers, and storyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:18 PM
The stage is set, and the Diablo 4 release date is just around the corner. As Lilith's minions spill forth and hell is unleashed yet again on the denizens of Sanctuary, they'll be relying on the RPG game's trusty nephalem heroes to save the day. There has been a lot of talk about Diablo 4's balance post-beta, though, so I asked lead class designer Adam Z. Jackson whether or not he's happy with how our Diablo 4 protagonists will perform on launch day.
Continue reading Diablo 4 devs know you'll "break the game," but they're not worriedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:48 PM
What's better: An enemy which can't see you but can sense you, or it only moves when you're not looking?
Last time, you decided that a silent protagonist is better than combat style ratings. Not by much! It was a 60/40 split, and I'm surprised/glad it was this close. We are now one decision closer to knowing the best thing. This week, I ask you to choose between a matter concerning movement, and what an enemy does in response to when and how you move. What's better: an enemy which can't see you but can sense you, or it only moves when you're not looking?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:28 PM
DDR5 RAM used to be expensive - but fast forward a year or two and now it's possible to pick up 16GB for a little more than three of your British tenners. That's right, you can now get a single 16GB stick of DDR5-4800 for £34, or two for £68 - quick maths.
This is by far the best choice when it comes to raw price versus performance, and allows you to build out a DDR5 Intel or AMD system at the absolute minimum cost while still getting a healthy 32GB.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:06 PM
As AMD's (underwhelming) mid-range RX 7000 graphics cards are being released, we're seeing extremely good discounts on their past-gen offerings, making them significantly better value. Case in point is this deal on the MSI RX 6800, which is a great card for 1440p to 4K gaming and now costs just £430. That's £260 cheaper than the same card cost at the end of April, reflecting a heck of a savings!
Twinfinite Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:27 PM
Witness the revival of DMZ.
Twinfinite Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:47 PM
Spears of the Kingdom.
Twinfinite Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:17 PM
Looks like the Bokoblins are blasting off again!
Twinfinite Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:13 PM
On to the next magical adventure!
Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
As part of the MegaHobby Plus 2023 Early Summer, MegaHouse shared a look at the upcoming One Piece Portrait of Pirates RE-MAXIMUM Uta figure. It features the tagline, "I'm Invincible." Only an unpainted prototype of the statue, which is due to come out in 2024, appeared.
Here is a closer look at the One Piece Portrait of Pirates RE-MAXIMUM Uta figure. There's no price estimate for it yet. MegaHouse also didn't note how big it will be. However, the WA-MAXIMUM Yamato Portrait of Pirates figure ended up being about ten and a half inches tall.
Before the figure releases, people will get a chance to see One Piece Film: Red again. That's the movie where Uta made her debut. It will show up on DVD and Blu-ray on July 11, 2023.
The One Piece Portrait of Pirates RE-MAXIMUM Uta figure has a 2024 launch window. People can see episodes of the One Piece anime on Crunchyroll. Viz Media handles the manga. The live-action adaptation will show up on Netflix in 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:30 PM
Blaze Entertainment held its May 2023 Evercade Showcase and announced a number of new game collections. Most notably, two Duke Nukem game collection cartridges are on the way, and there will also be a special Evercade VS Atomic Edition variant of the console based on the series. The presentation also noted there will be updates to the systems that add features like per-game button-mapping.
Duke Nukem Collection 1 will give Evercade owners Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered and Duke Nukem 3. The second collection features Time to Kill, Land of the Babes, and Advance. Both will appear in November 2023, with pre-orders opening in August 2023. As for the Atomic Edition of the console, only 2,000 will be made. They will be sold for £119.99/$148.66 and each one will include a certificate of authenticity. Funstock pre-orders are open now ahead of its November 2023 debut while supplies last.
Here's the list of all new Evercade game collections that showed up during the May 2023 showcase:
And this is the full Evercade Showcase:
The next Evercade game releases will be Piko Interactive Arcade 1 and Sydney Hunter Collection in August 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:00 PM
World II World service will end on July 31, 2023. The game started on February 22, 2023, which means that it will only have lasted a little over five months. The development team apologized for how sudden it is. However, it decided to shut down the game because it felt like it couldn't provide entertaining and enjoyable content to its player base.
The premium Gravity Stones currency is no longer be available effective immediately. You will still be able to use any Stones that you have until the game ends. The development team plans to start refunding Gravity Stones from July 31, 2023 as well.
World II World is a mobile RPG from Aniplex and Deskworks!. The story focuses on divided worlds, which the Girl on the Boundary, Weave, can observe. Each world is split into two sides, such as the Gunman x Samurai World and the Fantasy x Reality World. Gameplay seems to hearken back to the Nintendo DS and 3DS era, with a top screen and a bottom screen you have to simultaneously control.
Other mobile games that recently ended, or will end service soon, include Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle, Tales of Asteria, and Code Geass Genesic ReCODE. Unlike some of these games, World II World will not archive any of its content.
World II World is available on mobile devices in Japan. It will end service on July 31, 2023. You will still be able to play and download it until then.
Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:30 PM
The latest legendary hero to join Fire Emblem Heroes is Hinoka from Fire Emblem Fates. This version of Hinoka, titled "Thundering Wings," will be available via a banner in-game starting from May 31, 2023 to June 13, 2023. Several previous legendary characters will also be available from the banner.
You can catch her character trailer below. Note that it confirms someone can only "spark" on the banner and get one of the focus characters for free after 40 pulls if they are a Feh Pass subscriber.
Hinoka: Thundering Wings hails from a timeline where her older brothers, Ryoma and Takumi, died in battle against the kingdom of Nohr. This left Hinoka to pick up their legendary weapons, Fujin-yumi and Raijinto, and become queen of the kingdom of Hoshido. She appears to fight as a Kinshi Knight, an advanced class from Fire Emblem Fates that rides a sacred bird-like creature.
Also available on the banner are the following focus heroes.
Earlier this month, Fire Emblem Heroes offered a Bridal themed banner where the bride versions of Tiki and Anna were available. Before that, they also had a mythic banner containing a playable Nerbuz.
Fire Emblem Heroes is immediately available on Android and iOS mobile devices. Legendary Hinoka's banner will be available from May 31, 2023 until June 13, 2023.
Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Sony revealed the latest selection of PlayStation Plus games for June 2023. The free monthly games available as part of the Essential Tier will be Trek to Yomi, Jurassic World Evolution 2 and NBA 2K23. All three games will be available for both the PS4 and PS5 from June 6, 2023.
Trek to Yomi is a side-scrolling action game inspired by classic Japanese cinema. You play as a young samurai named Hiroki as he fights to protect his town. It features highly stylised visuals and intense sword fights in ancient Japan. It originally released in 2022, and is normally priced at $19.99.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a park management sim where you can build your own dinosaur theme park. You can genetically modify your own dinosaurs, build their enclosures and develop safety measures to prevent them rampaging through your guests. Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as Dr Ian Malcolm. It originally released in 2021, and is normally priced at $59.99.
NBA 2K23 is the most recent instalment of 2K's annual basketball sim series, released in 2022. You can build yourself up to being a star player in MyCareer or play against basketball greats in MyTeam. PlayStation Plus members also get access to exclusive reward packs. It's usually priced at $59.99 for the PS4 version and $69.99 for the PS5 version.
May's PlayStation Plus games were GRID Legends, Chivalry 2 and Descenders. They will still be available until June 5, 2023. June's PlayStation Plus games will be available from June 6, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:30 PM
Capcom announced a new Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Digital Event will air on June 7, 2023 at 7am PT/10am ET/3pm BST, and it will be the final one. It will feature new information on the content coming in the Bonus Update. In addition, there will also be a few interviews with the developers that discuss the game's development.
Check out the official announcement for the final Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Digital event. It includes a brief teaser trailer for the last update. The stream will be presented by Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and Directors Yasunori Ichinose and Yoshitake Suzuki.
The last Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak digital event aired in April 2023. It showed off much of the new content coming to the game, such as the Risen Shagaru Magala and Amatsu. Both appeared when the free Title Update 5 debuted. Since then, many new Event Quests added rewards like the Buff Body layered armor and a cat-inspired armor set.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is readily available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The final Digital Event will stream on the official Monster Hunter YouTube channel on June 7, 2023, at 7am PT/10am ET/3pm BST and go over additions for the Switch and PC versions.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:00 PM
We now know the entire cast of voice actors for Shadow Galactica in the Sailor Moon Cosmos movies. For reference, Shadow Galactica is the antagonistic group of the Stars arc. This announcement reveals nine voice actors in total. They'll be joining veteran voice actresses such as Marina Inoue and Saori Hayami. [Thanks, Oricon!]
Here are the new voice actors who will be in Sailor Moon Cosmos:
All of the characters above have the word "Sailor" before their title, much like how the Sailor Senshi do.
In the lore of Sailor Moon, Sailor Galaxia created Shadow Galactica, which is an empire that aims to collect Sailor Crystals. Other Sailor Guardians joined her as she went around destroying worlds for Sailor Crystals. Several of the above characters, such as Sailors Phi and Chi, were not in the 90s anime. So the Sailor Moon Cosmos will be the animated debuts of these Shadow Galactica members.
Part 1 of Sailor Moon Cosmos will debut on June 9, 2023, and the second part will debut on June 30, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:30 PM
As part of its MegaHobby Plus 2023 Early Summer announcements, MegaHouse revealed some of its Oshi no Ko figures and keychains. We already knew about the Look Up figures of Aqua and Kana, though this is our first official peek at their unpainted prototypes. Painted prototypes of Ai and Ruby also showed up. There's no set release date for the finished figures yet. As for the keychains and Chokorin Mascot toys, we'll see those in October 2023 and January 2024.
First, here are the Look Up Aqua and Kana Oshi no Ko figures. Both are in their school uniforms. While the prototypes are unpainted, their eyes are for the example photo. They'll be 110mm tall, like all entries in the line. These figures also tend to cost around ¥4,180 (~$30) each.
And here's how Ai and Ruby will look:
Next, here are the Oshi no Ko keychains in development. The six are planned to appear at the end of October 2023. They will be ¥770 (~$5.50) each. Designs include Ai with Aqua and Ruby, Ai and Ruby, Aqua and Ruby, Aqua and Kana, Ruby and MEMcho, and Aqua and Akane.
Finally, here are the Chokorin Mascot character designs. Ai, Aqua, and Ruby are in the top row, and MEMcho, Kana, and Akane are in the bottom. These will cost ¥825 (~$6) each when they launch in January 2024.
Oshi no Ko's manga is being localized by Yen Press, while the anime is streaming on HIDIVE.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:00 PM
Though My Hero Academia returned from a sudden hiatus in Issue #26 of Weekly Shonen Jump, it will take another break next week. We will be able to start reading it from Issue #29 so long as there is not another delay. Weekly Shonen Jump cited production issues for why My Hero Academia will go on a brief hiatus. [Thanks, Shonen Jump News!]
Since 2023, the My Hero Academia mangaka Kohei Horikoshi went on several brief breaks. In March 2023, he took a break due to health reasons. The story is close to the end and this is an intensely popular series (it is one of the best-selling manga in the first half of 2023).
Horikoshi's apology and his promise to "push through to the end" seem to mean that he does plan on putting in my work and hours in order to finish the series. Fans have Tweeted their worries, with several asking him to take it easy. As of the time of writing, it's unclear if My Hero Academia will continue to have a schedule slip or if Horikoshi really will push through.
My Hero Academia is available in Weekly Shonen Jump and Viz has licensed the English releases. You can also watch the show on streaming services such as Crunchyroll.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:30 PM
Square Enix sent out the alert that FFXIV players on Chaos or Light Worlds should be ready for automatic housing demolition to begin again. On June 21, 2023, the process will resume. How this works is if players don't visit their estate in 30 days, the timer for automatic demolition will begin. People who did visit between February 9, 2023 and June 21, 2023 will see the count restart on June 21, 2023. People who didn't will have the timer pick up from where it was on February 9, 2023.
Here's the full list of FFXIV Worlds that will be affected:
As a reminder, the pause on FFXIV automatic housing demolition on the Chaos and Light Worlds happened in response to the February 6, 2023 earthquake in Turkey. Those are both European Data Centers, with the worlds on them being inhabited by people in those regions. Square Enix instituted the pause so people in the region affected by the disaster wouldn't have to worry about getting online to ensure their virtual homes would be safe.
It isn't uncommon for Square Enix to initiate such pauses when extenuating circumstances occur. For example, when there was a rush of players due to Endwalker's launch, the company paused it due to the level of congestion. A general pause on automatic housing demolition recently ended in January 2023.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The Chaos and Light Worlds automatic housing demolition begins again on June 21, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, May 31, 2023 12:00 PM
Bandai Namco revealed Diego Brando will be the last JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R DLC character. However, this is a different version than the one already available in the game. It is the alternate/parallel world one who will also show up in the game. There will be an official announcement on June 11, 2023, but for the moment only a teaser trailer appeared.
The alternate Diego Brando from a parallel world is a spoiler character from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run. We don't get to see any of his moves in the teaser. There's only the confirmation that he'll appear. However, since this will follow along with what we know about the character from the original manga series, we know he'll have The World as his Stand.
With Diego Brando, the season pass is complete. This added four additional characters to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. Prior to this version of Diego, Keicho Nijimura, Rudol von Stroheim, and Risotto Nero also appeared. Weather Forecast and Father Pucci (Final) also showed up as free DLC.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the other Diego Brando from Steel Ball Run is coming as DLC.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:01 PM
There are plenty of armors to collect in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but perhaps none so encapsulating as the Ancient Hero's Aspect set. It covers Link from head to toe in a skin of sorts that turns him into another character entirely. It's definitely one of the more unique sets, and hardcore fans will undoubtedly want to collect it as an end-game reward. Here is how to get the Ancient Hero's Aspect Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. How to get the Ancient Hero's Aspect Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom You'll need to take a deep breath, because you're about to be in for a wild ride if you want this armor. You need to complete all 152 Shrines in order to claim the Ancient Hero's Aspect. This is the only prerequisite, though it will take a lot of time to complete. We have plenty of guides for the difficult Shrines if you get caught up on anything. It's also handy to know the connection between Lightroots in the Depths and Shrines. ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:50 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sometimes breaks the mold established by Breath of the Wild. However, it more often refines what was already familiar. That means that once again, you'll climb all over things and find your energy reserves dwindling. Fortunately, this guide tells you how to make stamina elixirs in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to make stamina elixirs When you start climbing hills, or even just holding onto the Paraglider as you descend from high elevation, you burn through your stamina wheel. Particularly during the early parts of your quest, this happens with alarming speed. It limits the efficiency of your exploration. The good news is that you can mix various elixirs to restore energy. You just have to find the right ingredients and recipes. To make stamina elixirs, cook monster parts with insects and some animals. Screenshot by PC Invasion As noted above, you need to start w...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:44 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom boasts an open-world with an immense amount of content. Ranging from side quests, to little things to find in the open-world, you're never out of things to find in Tears of the Kingdom. One of the things you can find in the Hyrule of Tears of the Kingdom is horses that you can tame, ride, and then register and keep as your own friend for life. Some of these horses in Tears of the Kingdom are tied to quests that are given to you throughout Hyrule, such as Princess Zelda's golden horse, which is a side quest in the Lucky Clover Gazette questline. One such horse is Spot, who's a part of the Spotting Spot side quest you get in Lookout Landing. Here's our guide on how to complete Spotting Spot in Tears of the Kingdom. How to complete Spotting Spot in Tears of the Kingdom When you get this quest from Lester at the south side of Lookout Landing, he gives you a few hints about his missing horse, Spot. Luckily, Spot isn't too far away, so don�...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:58 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes the Hyrule you thought you knew and throws in a bunch of additional places to explore. Along with new places, there are new mechanics that might confound you when you first encounter them. Here is our guide explaining how to heal broken hearts in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to heal broken hearts As you explore the underground area, known as the Depths, you are likely to take damage. Sometimes, this leads to your hearts appearing grayed out with a crack showing. These hearts might be considered 'broken.' To heal broken hearts, return to the overworld, consume an item capable of encountering gloom damage, or bathe in the glow of a Lightroot. If your hearts have been impacted by gloom damage, that's when they appear broken. Regular items simply won't address that issue. Screenshot by PC Invasion Returning to the overworld is the easiest op...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:35 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom houses a lot of different side quests for you to partake in. These can be small things like fixing a roof, or as grand as a 12 mission long quest chain investigating rumors. One of these is the Whirly Swirly Things side quest, which is given to you by a Korok in the Korok Forest, and tasks you with finding different Whirly Swirly Things throughout Hyrule for Kula to see. Here's our guide on how to complete Whirly Swirly Things in Tears of the Kingdom. How to complete Whirly Swirly Things in Tears of the Kingdom The first step to completing the Whirly Swirly Things quest is to find yourself a whirlpool. Now you can find whirlpools in multiple different locations across Hyrule. Two examples of whirlpools you can find are the one in the Zora region, that's in the middle of East Reservoir Lake, and one on the east side of Lake Hylia. You can use any whirlpool to get the photo that you need, so feel free to use one that you find if you know wher...
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:50 PM
Motor City Gameworks Launches 'French Quarter' on Kickstarter, Celebrating New Orleans in a Roll-and-Write Game
Kickstarter has become the launchpad for Motor City Gameworks' latest offering, a vibrant and energetic roll-and-write game titled "French Quarter". Celebrating the heart of New Orleans, the game has already gathered considerable support from backers, raising over US$20,734, surpassing its initial goal of US$18,000, with 22 days still remaining. In "French Quarter", players are taken …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:00 PM
The highly-anticipated new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is set to debut its first-ever battle report, giving fans a first-hand look at the revised rules and game mechanics in action. The report, provided by Battle Report, showcases a face-off between Space Marines and Tyranids, and in an exciting move by Games Workshop, this episode will be …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:30 PM
Free League Publishing Releases 'Twilight: 2000 Urban Operations': An Epic Urban Expansion to RPG Classic Now Available in Print, PDF and VTT
Free League Publishing has announced the launch of "Urban Operations", the first expansion to the new edition of RPG classic "Twilight: 2000". The expansion pack is now available in physical boxed set format, as a PDF, and as a full content module for the Foundry Virtual Tabletop (VTT). In addition to the physical copy, purchasers …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:00 PM
In just a short span of time, "Command of Nature," an immersive, deck-building tabletop game, has remarkably exceeded its Kickstarter goal by almost x10, securing over $466,022 of its initial $50,000 target. The game, from the acclaimed creators of "Here to Slay" and "Casting Shadows," has already garnered the support of over 5,000 backers, and …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
Z-Man Games has announced "Challengers! 2," the much-anticipated sequel to the 2023 As d'Or award winner for "Initiated" game category and nominee for the 2023 Kennerspiel des Jahres. Creators Johannes Krenner and Markus Slawitscheck return with a brand new edition of the popular auto battler and deck management game. "Challengers! 2" enhances the original's unique …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:00 PM
Black Lantern Productions has launched the Kickstarter campaign for their latest dark fantasy adventure book, "Soulmist: Unspoken Tales." It has already surpassed its goal of $16,047, with a total of $29,151 pledged by 326 backers. With 18 days still to go until the campaign ends on June 19, there is ample opportunity for fans to …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Immersing players in the shadowy world of criminal syndicates, preorders for District Noir, a two-player game filled with strategy and power dynamics, have officially opened. Customers who preorder now will be amongst the first to receive the game, with shipping set to start on July 5, two weeks ahead of the retail release. District Noir …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:38 PM
Apparently, it's Wednesday. Even just typing that now, I was like, "it's Tue… wait…" Can someone please hire me a detective to figure out who stole my Tuesday? That'd be very helpful. But anyway… as it's Wednesday (almost said Tuesday again), let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Mythical …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:26 PM
Ah, Tuesday. We're just getting into the middle of… *looks at calendar* … Oh… It's… Wednesday… What The Heck Happened to Tuesday!?!? Man, ok, sure, I had Monday off, but to just fly by through Tuesday? I knew I was feeling a bit under-the-weather, but I apparently just sleepwalked my way through the day. Ah …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:57 PM
A creative solution for displaying collectible cards, Frameamajigs by Thingamajigs, has launched on Kickstarter. Designed to accommodate various card collections, including Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Lorcana, sports, anime, and more, the innovative frames have already surpassed their initial funding goal, with a strong response from backers. Frameamajigs has raised US$20,170 from 256 backers, doubling their …
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Wednesday, May 31, 2023 1:30 PM
A sequel to Hot Wheels Unleashed will be getting released on October 19th 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch and PC. Publisher Milestone made the announcement, possibly because of the recent leak which outed the games existence.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:26 PM
A teaser trailer for the event was also released.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:37 PM
The games include NBA 2K23, Trek to Yomi, and Jurassic World Evolution 2 Legends
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:12 PM
The game will feature an all-new campaign mode featuring a brand new and original story-driven adventure
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 31, 2023 3:43 PM
The studio is currently headquartered in Warsaw Poland, and is currently working on a game set in an apocalypse.