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Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:05 PM

Roblox, for so very long a platform of games (I'm sorry, experiences) aimed at and played by kids, is trying to expand its offerings now that many of those kids are growing up into young adults. In doing so, though, they're running into some problems.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:25 PM

A Fortnite streamer recently shaved his entire head, eyebrows included, for a big $2,500 donation from a viewer that wound up taking the money back.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:30 PM

Diablo IV is a big game. With multiple classes and tons of skill-tree options, a big-ass map with tons of shit to kill, and so, so much loot to equip, sell, upgrade (rinse and repeat, for eternity), there's a lot to keep in mind, and so much more that the game kinda-sorta doesn't tell you.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:22 PM

Starfield could be the biggest PC game of the year. It also might be heading for a lot of unnecessary annoyances on that platform. Bethesda revealed an exclusive PC partnership with card maker AMD, causing a mini-revolt among PC gamers in the process over concerns the massive open world RPG will face stuttering issues…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:05 PM

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will likely never actually fight each other in a cage match during a UFC event. (I know that's a weird way to start a paragraph, stick with me…) However, we can all experience the alternate and better timeline where that fight did happen thanks to a newly released free game pitting the…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:35 PM

Blizzard just dropped a new update for its loot-grinding RPG Diablo IV. The latest patch notes mark some crucial changes to the game, particularly around buffing all five character classes.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:55 PM

Watching an anime that doesn't have queer characters often leaves viewers imagining what could have been. Sadly, it's rare for anime to feature gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or queer characters without relying on harmful stereotypes that turn them into a joke instead of a character with authentic queer…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:10 PM

Calling all Animal Crossing and Disney Dreamlight Valley fans, there's a new cozy build-up-and-decorate-an-island game for you to get excited about and you don't have to wait long to play it. And if you love Hello Kitty, well, even better.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:10 PM

Nintendo seems to be conceptualizing its long-awaited successor to the 2017-released Nintendo Switch, but it isn't giving much details to what it might be, or when it might actually exist. The Legend of Zelda developer is, however, willing to say that whatever and whenever the new console releases, Nintendo…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:00 PM

Pokémon Go recently released update 0.275.0, which apparently doubles the radius at which obtainable Pokémon spawn. Meanwhile, player frustration is building with Niantic's historic lack of communication. These disgruntled players are so impressed with the update, they're assuming it was deployed on accident. But…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:35 PM

The intense court battle between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft over the latter's attempted $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard is still underway. During the latest hearing, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan weighed in yet again, this time pontificating on why Xbox games seem to perform better in the…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:14 PM

One of the rarest and most powerful items in Blizzard's newly released action-RPG, Diablo IV, has dropped for one very lucky player.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:00 PM

Doctor Who won't kick off its newest episodes with its newest star (Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa) until November of this year, but it looks like the long-running British sci-fi series is finally getting the proper reboot it deserves. Considering the show's importance in British pop culture and beyond, a strong season…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:45 PM

At Tuesday's Behind the Sims stream, fans got another look at the hotly-anticipated sequel to popular life simulator The Sims 4, Project Rene, known colloquially as The Sims 5.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:30 PM

Among Us, indie studio Innersloth's online multiplayer social deduction game and unwitting meme bait, is getting its own animated TV show. According to a Variety report, Innersloth is currently working alongside CBS Eye Animation Productions to make it happen.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:41 PM

Electronic Arts is preparing to move Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's long-running MMORPG, to outside studio Broadsword Online Games, according to a new report by IGN. The deal would see just over half of the game's development team move with it while the rest look for new jobs as BioWare pivots to focusing…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:11 PM

Microsoft is fighting an injunction by the Federal Trade Commission against closing its $69 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard, and the ensuing trial has yielded all sorts of fascinating insights about the Xbox maker. From leaked emails of executives talking about "spending Sony out of business" to double…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:05 PM

Much to my chagrin, I'm a Cyberpunk 2077 defender these days. Sure, the patches and technical updates unmask that underneath all the dick-clipping bugs, there was a…mostly unremarkable open-world RPG trying to claw its way out. But it has a lot of heart, as well. The story of V and Johnny Silverhand delves into…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:05 PM


PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:00 PM
     Elder Scrolls 6 isn't here, paint happy accidents in Morrowind instead

Morrowind is one of those RPG games that has an eternal imprint on my heart. After watching my dad play it for hours and then playing myself and becoming lost in its ethereal setting, I would happily say Morrowind is my favorite entry in Bethesda's iconic series. While The Elder Scrolls 6 may come along and change that, for now, I will continue traversing Vvardenfell. Not only can I do that, but I can also do a bit of role-playing as Bob Ross between Silt Strider joyrides thanks to this new painting mod.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:33 PM
     The Sims 4 community has chosen, and it chose goth girls

The Sims 4 recently announced its upcoming Horse Ranch expansion, sending us horse girls everywhere into a frenzy of excitement. EA sat down to discuss the pony-powered pack in a Behind The Sims showcase today, where they also talked about the simulation game's upcoming kits and even Project Rene. One of my favorite things about The Sims 4 is the studio's engagement with fans, and its community votes are a great example. The two kits revealed just so happen to be the result of players' votes, and guys... we're getting goth girls.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:20 PM
     Bungie may have more new games than just Marathon planned

Bungie seems to have more up its sleeve for 2025 than just Marathon, as indicated by surfacing documents from Microsoft. While the FPS game remake is exciting enough on its own, the mysterious IP discovered within the previously confidential writing presents us with a world of possibilities. Will we see more than just Marathon come from the creators behind Destiny, or is it all just speculation? Considering the evidence, it's hard to tell.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:11 PM
     The greatest multiplayer game ever is getting its own TV show

Among Us has stood the test of time as one of the most popular multiplayer games ever, and it's not hard to understand why. Between its charming little bean-shaped characters to its thrilling whodunnit gameplay, Among Us is as silly as it can be scary. With all the recent news about successful TV shows inspired by video games, it comes as no surprise then that a title as big as Among Us is now getting its very own animated series.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:00 PM
     Diablo 4 patch notes – 1.0.3 update speeds up endgame grind

The latest Diablo 4 patch notes show that Blizzard is aiming to make the endgame grind a little bit easier on us with its Diablo 4 1.0.3 update. The beloved RPG game has been taking up a large portion of our time, especially with the grueling grind brought by its endgame. With this new patch, however, you can spend more time gaining substantial experience and less time wishing the later content was more rewarding. From Helltide buffs to Nightmare Dungeon changes, here are the highlights.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:42 PM
     Is Diablo 4 down? Current server status

Are the Diablo 4 servers 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 whenever connectivity issues strike. Here are your next steps when Diablo 4 is down.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:49 PM
     The Sims 5 Project Rene brings back fan-favorite Sims 3 feature

The Sims 5 has been on our minds since before the simulation game's development was even confirmed, prompting fans to speculate about upcoming features and changes in design. Known also as Project Rene, The Sims 5 will be EA's new major entry in its iconic series since The Sims 4's initial release back in 2014. During a Behind The Sims showcase today, the studio sat down to give us Simmers a new, more detailed look at the unfinished game.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:42 PM
     Nvidia bans RTX 4060 benchmarks except Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p

The embargo on RTX 4060 coverage isn't lifted until tomorrow, June 27, but Nvidia is letting certain YouTubers publish benchmarking content about the GeForce GPU. These selected channels, including 'JayzTwoCents' and Daniel Owen, can't just cover whatever they like, though. They've only been given the (team) green light to benchmark now-iconic RPG game Cyberpunk 2077 at specific settings in 1080p, in a curious move by Nvidia.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:24 PM
     Starfield is AMD exclusive, so no Nvidia DLSS 3

AMD has just planted its flag firmly on the hottest videogame entity there is: Starfield. Team red is apparently Starfield's exclusive PC partner, in an astonishing move that must have Nvidia green with envy. While we don't have all the details on what this will mean for fans of the space game, it can only be bad news for those of us hoping to boost Starfield's frame rate with DLSS 3 tech.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:28 PM
     Seagate Firecuda 540 PCIe 5.0 SSD launches with rapid read speeds

Seagate's first ever PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD, the FireCuda 540, has now been officially released. The new gen drive was listed yesterday but swiftly taken down in a premature launch mishap, leading us to speculate the drive would be with us soon. Well, so it has proven. Seagate heralds a new, superfast generation of SSDs, PCIe 5.0, with the Firecuda 540.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:27 PM
     How to become a gaming YouTuber

Gaming YouTubers have exploded in popularity over the last few decades, becoming some of the platform's biggest stars and most-loved channels, so it's no surprise that those with a love of gaming want to give it a go. In fact, if you're reading this right now, chances are you've got a passion for gaming that can't be stopped, and you've decided it's time to turn your hand to video creation. But with all those shiny overlays and perfect captures to live up to, you might be wondering how to even begin.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:20 PM
     How to get started with War Thunder's tanks

If you're looking for a historical warfare game that does it all, you needn't look any further than War Thunder. Offering battles in the sea, sky, and on land, with hundreds of real-life vehicles and war machines to control, the game is a veritable playground for military enthusiasts. 

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:25 PM
     Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons – What is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Grandmaster difficulty when such strikes are available if you have a fireteam up to the task.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:14 PM
     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.

However, not all VPNs are built equally, and free VPN services don't always provide what you need. 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 with no strings attached, as some of them have a VPN free trial.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:27 PM

Cyberpunk 2077 expansion Phantom Liberty got a new trailer and a release date during this month's Xbox Games Showcase. If you watched Xbox's extended showcase a few days later then you would have seen more of the game and of one of its stars, Keanu Reeves.

Let's assume you didn't watch that, though. Let's assume that you, like me, were by that point too exhausted from 90 second trailers to tune in. Let's instead watch these videos now, since they've just been uploaded as separate videos, to learn more about Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty's new district, Dogtown.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:55 PM

Project Rene - aka The Sims 5 - seems a long way off, but that isn't stopping Maxis from showing the game in its early, in-development state. The second episode of their community stream, Behind The Sims, continues from the first by showing lots of different prototype features, including glimpses of a new lighting model, new emotive animations, daily routines, hair customisation and more.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:15 PM

Diablo 4's first major patch, 1.0.3, is out now. It fixes a lot of bugs, but its main goal is to re-balance and buff every class and to "smooth out the leveling experience" by increasing the power of certain skills.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:48 PM

Earlier this month EA confirmed reports that they were in talks to transfer development of long-running MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic from its creators BioWare to an external studio. Today, BioWare confirmed that Broadsword would be taking over development, and that "not every role" would move with the game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:39 PM

Monitor arms are brilliant. I've got three in my office, somehow, where they elevate my screens above my desk so that I can use all of the space below for my keyboard, mouse and other knicknacks without needing to awkwardly position things around the base of a monitor stand. They're a total game-changer that I couldn't go without - and thanks to this deal on Amazon US, soon you won't have to either.

You can currently pick up a dual-monitor stand that accommodates two monitors up to 32 inches in size or 17.6 pounds in weight for just $15 when you use code LHEMYSVN and you're an Amazon Prime member. That's an incredible deal for a dual monitor arm that normally costs $46 and comes with over 15,000 ratings with an average score of 90%.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:11 PM

Prime Day 2023 is scheduled to kick-off in mid-July, but we're already seeing some awesome deals on speedy Micro SD cards ahead of the big day. One that caught my eye today is the Kingston Canvas Go! Plus, which is available in a 256GB size for just £17.85 - down from an original price of £30!

For context, that's just £1 more than Samsung's Evo Plus SD card of the same size, yet you get maximum read speeds of 170MB/s compared to 130MB/s. That's 30% more, and well worth the extra quid!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:52 PM

Cinematic space horror Fort Solis is now releasing on August 22nd, publisher Dear Villagers have announced. The game follows engineer Jack Leary, who arrives on an isolated mining station on Mars. All seems to be going smoothly until, of course, some scary stuff happens, which forces Leary to hold out until the morning. Fort Solis is split between four chapters, letting us binge it like a Netflix show or take the spooks piece-by-piece.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:33 PM

After making their name with Max Payne's joyous gun bonanzas, Remedy Entertainment now seem pretty over guns but can never quite hang up their holsters. I've been playing Quantum Break since it arrived on PC Game Pass, and I'm finding their oft-forgotten time-bending shooter is yet another modern Remedy game full of boring gunfights even as it gives you supernatural powers that could replace guns. Their apparent disinterest in gunfights is especially felt in a game so into telling a story that it ends chapters with TV-length live-action episodes starring actual Lance Reddick. Looking back over their past games, agh, as much as I want spooky investigations, I can't get excited about their next, Alan Wake 2.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:08 PM

Following phenomenally frightful survival horror game Darkwood, Polish team Acid Wizard Studio are now making... a football game? They've just released a free public alpha for Soccer Kids, inviting everyone to try their turn-based tactical footie game starring schoolkids in 90s Poland. This is extremely not what I expected next from the studio whose debut game made Adam backtrack to kill his own dog "because the world is convincing and I didn't want to leave suffering animals lying around the place if I didn't have to." Come watch the trailer.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:00 PM
     A Breath-taking battle that's bound to cause Tears.

Twinfinite Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:45 PM
     Sims fans get hyped!

Twinfinite Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:54 PM

Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:00 PM

Crunchyroll Is Where to Watch Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

We now know where to watch Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, as Crunchyroll announced it will be the streaming home for the movie. It will debut on the service on July 12, 2023. It didn't note if this release will be limited to specific countries. However, it did confirm that this will include both the Japanese version with subtitles and the English dub. There's also a new trailer to go with the announcement. Physical copies of the film appeared back in March 2023.

The Red Ribbon Army has returned as the New Red Ribbon Army with Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. However, there are those willing to stand in their way. Gohan and Piccolo will face off against these "super heroes" to again save the day.

Here's the trailer for the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Crunchyroll streaming debut. It features the English dub. As a reminder, this means the return of classic voice actors. So Christopher. R Sabat is once again Piccolo and Vegeta and Kyle Hebert is Gohan. Aleks Le and Zeno Robinson are Gamma 1 and Gamma 2.

The Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie will be available both with subtitles and an English dub on Crunchyroll on July 12, 2023. The other Dragon Ball shows and films are also on the service. Viz Media handles the manga.

The post Crunchyroll Is Where to Watch Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:30 PM

Gundam Battle Operation 2 Nu Gundam

Bandai Namco announced that the latest mobile suit to join Gundam Battle Operation 2 will be the RX-93ff Nu Gundam. The suit will become available on June 28, 2023 at 10pm PT and will be available as part of the Supply Drop gacha system.

The RX-93ff Nu Gundam is based on the RX-93 Nu Gundam that appears in the movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, and which is already available in game. The ff variant exists as a life sized statue outside the Mitsui Shopping Center LaLaport in Fukuoka, Japan. In game, the Nu Gundam is a Cost 700 unit making it one of the most expensive to field. Its armaments include a beam rifle, bazooka and beam saber, as well as its iconic L-Fin funnels.

You can catch the full trailer for the Nu Gundam below:


In May, Bandai-Namco announced record-breaking profits from the Gundam franchise, citing the success of The Witch from Mercury anime series as a large factor. Gundam Battle Operation 2 hit 5 million downloads back in March and recently got a PC port.

Gundam Battle Operation 2 is immediately available on PC, PS4 and PS5, with the RX-93ff Nu Gundam set to become available on June 28, 2023 at 10pm PDT.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:00 PM

Among Us TV Show

Among Us is being turned into an animated TV show by CBS. The series is being led by Owen Dennis and Titmouse will be the studio handling animation duties. Innersloth, the original developers of the game, will also be overseeing the project. [Thanks, Variety!]

The premise of the Among Us TV show will follow the game. There's a crew heading through space, and an imposter is hiding among them. No doubt there will be a lot of paranoia and baseless accusations thrown around as the cast figure out who is "sus."

Owen Dennis will be acting as executive producer on the Among Us TV show. He's best known for the Cartoon Network series Infinity Train and previously worked as a writer on Regular Show. Titmouse, who will be handling the animation, previously worked on Star Trek: Lower Decks and The Legend of Vox Machina. The studio also worked on cutscenes for a few video games, including Hi-Fi Rush, Indivisible, and the Guitar Hero franchise.

Among Us originally released in 2018 for mobile platforms and was later ported to PC. However, it wasn't until 2020 that Among Us exploded in popularity, largely thanks to Twitch streamers playing it during lockdown.

Among Us is available now for iOS devices, Android devices, PCs, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and there is no currently announced date for the animated TV show adaptation.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:30 PM

Here are the Yukong Honkai: Star Rail Character Ascension and Trace Upgrade Materials

Ahead of her addition to the Honkai: Star Rail cast of characters, HoYoVerse shared details abou Yukong's Character Ascension and Trace Upgrade Materials. As she is an Imaginary character like Luocha, there is some overlap for materials you'll need. However, many of them are typical Harmony path and Imaginary items.

The Yukong Character Ascension Materials in Honkai: Star Rail can all be farmed already. You'll need the Golden Crown of the Past Shadow from the Shape of Mirage Stagnant Shadow at Jarilo-VI's Backwater Pass. It's next to the Space Anchor, and you may already have some if you started collecting them for Luocha or Welt. Also just like Luocha, she needs Artifex's Modules, Artifex's Cogwheel, and Artifex's Gyreheart. The Artifex's Modules is an enemy drop, Simulated Universe drop, and an Assignments item you can collect. You can combine it at the Omni-Synthesizer to get its upgraded forms. The Embers Exchange also carries a few Artifex's Modules each month.

For the Yukong Trace Upgrade materials in Honkai: Star Rail, you need Artifex's Modules, Destroyer's Final Roads, and Harmonic Tunes and its upgraded forms. We already went over getting Artifex's Modules. The Echo of War Doomsday Beast fight drops the Destroyer's Final Road. All you really need to worry about is the Harmonic Tune and its upgraded Ancestral Hymn and Stellaris Symphony forms. The Crimson Calyx: Bud of Harmony is where you can get them. (You can also synthesize the lower grade ones into higher grade versions.) The Embers Exchange also carries a few Harmonic Tunes each month.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices. The PS5 version is in development and should be out before 2023 ends. Yukong will become a permanent part of the four-star pool of Honkai: Star Rail characters when the Luocha banner appears on June 28, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:00 PM

Naruto Manga Narutop99 Character Poll Winner Minato Dated

Shueisha announced when the one-shot Naruto manga starring the Narutop99 worldwide character poll winner Minato Namikaze will appear. It will show up in the July 18, 2023 Weekly Shonen Jump issue. That will be number 33. It is only confirmed for a Japanese release so far. The official site didn't note a worldwide launch for the story, which is called "Naruto Gaiden: Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze."

The announcement did offer some details about the story. It will be a prequel, as evidenced by the "gaiden" in the name. The art suggests it will also follow him when he was younger and about the age of Naruto during his storylines. It will be a 55-page one-shot with color pages as well.

There's also a new piece of official art of Minato Namikaze as he will appear in this Naruto prequel manga. Here's the new Masashi Kishimoto image.
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As a reminder, the top five characters in the Narutop99 poll were Minato, then Itachi, Sakura, Shisui, and Kakashi.

The "Naruto Gaiden: Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze" manga will appear in issue 33 of Weekly Shonen Jump. Viz Media handles the Naruto and Boruto manga and light novels outside Japan. The anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

The post Naruto Manga Narutop99 Character Poll Winner Minato Dated appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:30 PM

Fist of the North Star Blu-Ray discotek

Publisher Discotek Media announced two new Fist of the North Star Blu-Ray releases, complete with a new English dub by Sound Cadence studios. The new releases include Fist of the North Star: Legend of the True Savior - Legend of Yuria and Legend of Toki together as a double OVA set. We'll also see Legend of True Saviour - Chapter of Fierce Fighting, which will be available for the first time in English. Neither release currently has a launch date.

The releases were announced during Discotek's Summer Vacation 2023 livestream and crossposted onto the official Twitter account. The new dubs feature Robbie Daymond as Kenshiro, Jason Douglas as Raoh, David Wald as Toki and Alexis Tipton as Yuria. You can see the announcement tweet including a short clip of Legend of Yuria below:


The livestream also included a slew of other announcements, including releases of the Japanese version of Medabots Season 2 and a Blu-Ray of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation. Discotek has previously licensed shows such as Kamen Rider Black and Urusei Yatsura. The Fist of the North Star Premium Best OST also reappeared on Amazon back in April.

There is currently no release date for Discotek media's Blu-Ray release of Fist of the North Star: Legend of the True Savior - Legend of Yuria / Legend of Toki double OVA, and Legend of True Saviour - Chapter of Fierce Fighting.

The post New Fist of the North Star Blu-Ray Releases Announced by Discotek appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:00 PM

Nintendo Revealed the Everybody 1-2 Switch Games

Like the original 1-2 Switch game, Everybody 1-2 Switch is a minigame collection. People use their Joy-Cons or phones to take part in various activities. We knew about some of the games in it due to initial trailers. Now a new video goes through all of them while showing how they work. It also noted there will be Bingo Party and Quiz Party solo games.

Everybody 1-2 Switch games that use Joy-Cons

  • Balloons
  • Hip Bump
  • Joy-Con Hide & Seek
  • Relay Race
  • Samurai Sword Fight

Up to eight people can play apparently with some Joy-Con games.

Everybody 1-2 Switch minigames that use phones or tablets

  • Auction
  • Bingo
  • Color Shoot
  • Ice Cream Parlor

As a note, since these use a smart device like a phone, up to 100 people can play these games.

Everybody 1-2 Switch games that use phones or Joy-Cons

  • Jump Rope
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Musical Chairs
  • Ninjas
  • Quiz Show
  • Squats
  • Statues
  • UFOs

Again, up to eight Joy-Con holders or 100 players can take part.

Here's the full announcement trailer going over all of the minigames.

Everybody 1-2 Switch will come to the Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:30 PM

Purah THUG Pro

Purah from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been added to THUG Pro as a skater. This unofficial PC mod sees the Sheikah scientist put down her research and head to the half-pipes to land some Japan Airs. As this is a community mod, this was not created with the permission of either Nintendo or Activision. [Thanks, KazuCrash!]

The Purah mod was created by community member KazuCrash. The 3D model of Purah was created by Vile3D, who creates a variety of 3D models of characters. Purah's model replaces Chad Muska, a veteran skater who has been in every Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game to date.

THUG Pro is an unofficial modded version of Tony Hawk's Underground 2 for PC. It was initially created to add content from other games in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. Since then, THUG Pro has become a much larger modding platform for fans of the series.

While Nintendo may not have had anything to do with Purah becoming a skater, the company confirmed new The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom amiibo. Both Zelda and Ganondorf ones will be arriving in for the 2023 holiday period.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is out now for Nintendo Switch. THUG Pro is available on PCs.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:30 PM

Hololive Myth textbook

Cover will release an eikaiwa (English conversational) textbook featuring characters from Hololive Myth. The title of the book is Hololistening: Learning the Mysterious World of English Conversation with Hololive English Myth The book will come out in 2,530 JPY (~$17.60) on September 29, 2023. You can also get a digital version for 2,200 JPY (~$15.30), but this will not come with the CD or any audio files.

The book will feature conversations between the five Myth members that you can practice reading yourself. The CD that comes with the physical version of the book will have them chatting, so you can enjoy listening to their conversations and native pronunciation. Namori, who drew Yuru Yuri and provided several official illustrations for Hololive, is in charge of the cover art. Panjamunoname, who has drawn art for Hololive merchandise, provided internal illustrations.

Hololive Myth is the first branch of Hololive English, with all of the characters based on mythological creatures. The members are Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope, Kiara Takanashi, Ina'nis Inomae, and Watson Amelia. Some members have a grasp on Japanese and have collaborated with their peers on the JP side. Several comments on YouTube and other social media channels have noted that their English can be easy to listen and follow along to for non-native speakers.

The Hololith EN eikaiwa textbook Hololistening: Learning the Mysterious World of English Conversation with Hololive English Myth will come out on September 29, 2023. Pre-orders are open on Amazon Japan, which ships worldwide.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:00 PM

Monster Hunter Now Second Beta Test

The second round of closed beta tests for Monster Hunter Now is about to begin. Niantic confirmed that invitations will be sent out to a select number of players who signed up. The first beta test period happened in April 2023.

Players are able to sign up for the second beta test now on the official Monster Hunter Now site. You simply provide your email, date of birth, gender, and region. You will also be asked your device type, but the closed beta will only be available for Android users. This round of beta tests will be limited to 10,000 participants. It's also the final beta test, so if you're unable to get into this test, then you'll have to wait for the full game in September 2023.

Monster Hunter Now is a game similar to Niantic's other big hit Pokemon GO. However, instead of catching Pokemon, players can find the likes of Rathalos in their neighborhood. Players can battle these monsters from Capcom's iconic franchise either alone or with a group of friends. This is the third video game franchise Niantic made an AR game out of, after Pokemon GO and Pikmin Bloom. They have also made similar games for Harry Potter, Transformers, Marvel and Settlers of Catan.

Monster Hunter Now is set to release for iOS and Android in September 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:30 PM

Persona 5 Nendoroids

Good Smile Company will re-release Nendoroids of the six human members of the Phantom Thieves from Persona 5. You will be able to get the Phantom Thief Versions of Ryuji, Ann, Yusuke, Makoto, Haru, and Akechi until July 27, 2023. They all cost 5,900 JPY or $40.99, depending on whether you buy through the Japanese or US storefront. Those in Japan will get them in November 2023 and those in North America will get them in Q1 2024.

All of these Nendoroids are re-runs of previous releases. While the Joker and Morgana Nendoroids are not part of this batch, they're already available for pre-order. Those who want a second chance at the Persona 5 Joker or Morgana Nendoroid have until July 6, 2023 to put in their order for them.

All of the Phantom Thieves will come with their masks, weapons, and firearms as optional parts. You can also use the cut-in sheet to recreate how summoning a Persona in battle looks.

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These are technically Nendoroids of Persona 5 The Animation, rather than the game. Since the anime did not adapt Royal, Kasumi and Maruki are not part of this batch. Good Smile Company doesn't even sell figures of Maruki, though the Kasumi Nendoroid is still in development.

The Persona 5 Nendoroid re-releases will be available via Good Smile Company for pre-order until July 27, 2023. Persona 5 Royal is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The Persona 5 anime is on Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:00 PM

Fate/strange Fake Teaser Introduces Beautiful Assassin

The first character trailer for Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- is out and it's focusing on Assassin. The song that plays over the trailer is Sawano Hiroyuki's "FAKEit," which is the theme song for the OVA. Like other members of the Order of Assassins, she wears a hooded cloak, but she doesn't have the skull mask that other characters from the Order wears.

You can watch the Fate/strange Fake Assassin trailer here:


Lynn voices Assassin and Tatsumaru Tachibana voices her Master, Jester Karture. Lynn has previously appeared as Miorine Rembran in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury and Azura in Fire Emblem Fates. Tachibana's previous roles include the Male Protagonist in THe Caligula Effect 2 and Jin Mori in The God of High School.

Fate/strange Fake, which Ryogo Narita of Baccano fame wrote, centers on a fake Grail War in the United States. Because it's not the real deal, there are a lot of things that went wrong in it. For one thing, the Saber class is missing. The Servants are also not figures that would have made a mark on history significant enough for them to appear as summonable familiars in a normal Grail War.

Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- will air on July 2, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:30 PM

Atelier Ryza 2 million sales

Koei Tecmo revealed that sales for the Atelier Ryza trilogy of games surpassed two million copies worldwide. To celebrate this milestone, Koei Tecmo and Gust will re-release some pre-order bonus DLC for Atelier Ryza 2 for free in Japan. It is unclear if the DLC will also be made available overseas. In addition, Character Designer Toridamono drew a new illustration to celebrate. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

You can check out the new commemorative illustration of Ryza in the tweet below.

Here is the full list of DLC that Gust is re-releasing for Atelier Ryza 2 to celebrate the two million sales milestone:

  • The Nostalgic Straw Hat DLC Accessory for Ryza will cost 330 JPY (or roughly $2.29 USD.)
  • The Summer Fashion Costume Set includes new costumes for each party member, and will be available for free.
  • The "Beware of Puni!" and "Blue Puni" costumes for Ryza will be free.
  • The limited edition exclusive "Sonnet of Dawn" costume for Ryza will be available for free.

All DLC will be available on the PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, but only the Nostalgic Straw Hat and Summer Fashion Costume Set will be available for Steam users. This DLC will be available until July 21, 2023.

Additionally, Ryza-themed costume DLC available on Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water and Blue Reflection: Second Light will be free for a limited time.

Koei Tecmo is also planning a giveaway on the Japanese Atelier Twitter account of a soundtrack CD signed by musical artist Reche, a signed photo of popular cosplayer Moe Iori, and other merchandise.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is the latest entry in the trilogy of games, and it is available for the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. The Atelier Ryza anime adaptation is set to premiere on July 1, 2023 in Japan.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:50 PM
     Totk The Long Dragon Riju Lightning Strikes TailIn The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you find a variety of side adventures and quests. Some of those activities lead to terrific loot, including a series of chores you can complete in Thyphlo Ruins. Here is our guide telling you how to complete The Long Dragon side quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Tears of the Kingdom – how to complete The Long Dragon side quest You encounter The Long Dragon side quest as you explore Thyphlo Ruins. The ruins wait at the center of a lake to the north of the Great Hyrule Forest. The side quest is part of a series of quests you must complete to get the Dusk Claymore. To complete The Long Dragon side quest, use Riju's lightning ability to strike some stone and reveal a hidden chamber. She only grants you that ability once you help her clear the Lightning Temple. It might be a while before you can attempt the side quest. Screenshot by PC Invasion Once you clear the Lightning Temple, travel to...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:44 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:14 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:04 PM
     How To Make Money Fast In Story Of Seasons A Wonderful LifeWhen you're running a farm all by yourself, coming by money is going to be tough. You only start with a few thousand Gold when you begin Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, which can run out pretty quickly. If you're having trouble making enough money, we'll teach you how to get rich fast in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. Best ways to make money in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Throughout your time playing this remake of the old Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life game, you'll need to figure out how to make money. Soon, you'll realize that you're spending more money than your making, which isn't good for the state of your farm. Keep reading to find out some of the best ways to get Gold. Screenshot by PC Invasion Grow and sell crops The main activity you'll be partaking in during this farming simulator is, well, farming. You'll start the game with some free crops, but after that, you'll need to purchase th...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:23 PM
     Add Friend Harry Potter Magic AwakenedAre you wondering how to add friends on Harry Potter Magic Awakened so you can join the same dormitory, Social Club, and battle with them? Navigating the menus and functions of Harry Potter Magic Awakened can be a bit overwhelming, mainly when adding friends to your list. Fortunately, a helpful guide is available to walk you through the process. So why not start connecting with your fellow wizards today? How to add friends in Harry Potter Magic Awakened You can add friends by following these steps: Click on the Social button at the bottom of your screen. You will find it to the left of the text box, where you can chat with other Wizards Select the Friends submenu icon This icon looks like two Wizard Heads next to each other Click the Add Friend button Search for the friend you want to add by typing in their Name or ID You need to put the # (Hashtag) symbol in front of their ID number for it to find the proper ID. This is also where you would accept or deny a frien...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:00 PM
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:00 PM
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:34 PM
     Cryptozoic Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products and DC, has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for DC Deck-Building Game: Justice League Dark. Following the success of the previous DC Deck-Building Game 10th Anniversary Kickstarter, which earned over $1 million, this new campaign is off to a promising start, with …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, June 27, 2023 1:45 PM
     It's… Tuesday… Yes… Tuesday… Right? Sorry. My mind is beyond in a fog. Business is at the extreme. Oh… and a tree fell over and hit my building over the weekend. Thankfully, not my apartment specifically… but the one just above it. That was… interesting. But yeah, as I swim neck-deep through all this work, …

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:21 PM

The trailer highlights N'Erud, "a gigantic construct with the ability to traverse the universe"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:48 PM

A new trailer was also released.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:28 PM

The achievements may either be for more additions to the Mercenaries Mode, or the heavily rumored Separate Ways DLC

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:08 PM

While not confirmed, the documents reportedly tags the IO Interactive as a potential acquisition target

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iDev Games Feed Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:14 PM
     DmC Maze Adventure is an adventure type fan based game from the game DmC. To start off, our main character Dante is on his way to find his brother. He doesnt ha...

MonsterVine Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:00 PM
     MonsterVine was provided with a PS5 code for the Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test that took place last weekend. As a longtime Mortal Kombat fan, I was quite excited to dive into the Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test. Mortal Kombat 11 really grabbed me when it was released, so I was more than ready to […]