Jul 09, 14:00

PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 1:04 PM
     Diablo 4 reserves the right to take away your unfair items

Following a Diablo 4 fiasco that saw a handful of players grabbing the game's most powerful gear using a clever loot trick, Blizzard says it "may need to take action" if certain Diablo 4 bugs or exploits in the future have more dramatic impact. If you were one of the lucky few to grab a Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest in the RPG game during the few hours it was available, however, you'll be pleased to know that Blizzard isn't wielding its powers quite yet.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 11:46 AM
     Satisfying Steam game is PowerWash Sim meets your dad's favorite show

The Repair House is a game I'm now realizing I've wanted for years, and now that it's here I'm astonished it didn't arrive sooner. Blending the soothing, satisfying feeling of the most relaxing games like PowerWash Simulator and House Flipper with one of the very best shows on TV, British restoration series The Repair Shop, The Repair House is a new Steam game that's out very soon - and you can play it right now, thanks to a demo.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 10:57 AM
     Capcom might bring back the most deserving Resident Evil

All the Resident Evil games are a bit weird. Even the more serious-looking remakes are often goofy as hell, but that's what makes these horror games so special. This is why so many of us fans want to see even more of the classic Resident Evil games remastered, even outside the numbered entries, and Capcom has heard us.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 10:06 AM
     Terraria creator reveals the collab he'd

With the Terraria 1.4.5 update deep in development, the team at Re-Logic has been extra active on the game's forums over the past week, discussing ideas that might make it into Terraria soon, ones that definitely won't, and much more. Among the chat and the jokes, Terraria's creator Andrew 'Redigit' Spinks shares the collaboration project that he'd be most excited to bring to the sandbox game.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 9:44 AM
     Skyrim's finally got what every first-person game needs, feet

Skyrim has yet another minor, but essential, fix from a dedicated Skyrim mod maker, and it's one you'll want to get for the RPG game as soon as possible. With the Elder Scrolls 6 release date still a ways off, your fantasy Bethesda fix will still have to come from Skyrim, but this mod should help modernize it a bit, and yes, it does that with feet.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 7:43 AM
     Play Baldur's Gate 3 on hard and

Which Baldur's Gate 3 difficulty setting will you choose? If you think you're ready for Tactician, the hardest Baldur's Gate 3 mode, developer Larian Studios says you might want to think again. During its final Panel From Hell ahead of the Baldur's Gate 3 release date, creative director Swen Vincke and senior combat designer Matt Holland discuss how the hardest difficulty will truly test your rules knowledge of the RPG game.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 7:01 AM
     Play the new Warhammer RTS for free while you still can

Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Realms of Ruin isn't out just yet, but you're looking at your last chance to give the new Warhammer game a go for free for a while. The real-time strategy game wants to do a lot more with the genre while bringing the tabletop to life, and you can actually try Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Realms of Ruin right now as part of a brief beta.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:30 AM
     Diablo 4's frustrating hitches and stutters should be fixed soon

Diablo 4 is a game I can - and do - play for hours at a time. It's very easy to sink into that zen state as you're farming for gear, grinding XP, and bursting floods of demons like they're juicy, blood-filled candy. Unfortunately, if you enjoy a longer Diablo 4 session, you might find that the RPG game begins to struggle the more time you keep playing. Fortunately, Blizzard says that a fix for this annoying issue is on the way, and it should arrive before the Diablo 4 season 1 start date.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:10 AM
     Reaper 2 codes July 2023

What are the new Reaper 2 codes? If you're asking yourself that, you might be in need of some cash. Fortunately, we've got everything you need right here, whether you're a Hollow, a Quincy, or just starting out.

You might choose to play with PvP on or off, but however you choose to play this Roblox RPG game, you might find yourself wanting to try a new character class or reset your skills and start again. Or you might just need a bit of extra cash. For that, you need the latest Reaper 2 codes and how to redeem them, and all of that information is detailed for you below. If you're looking for more redemption codes, then we've also got freebies in our Kage Tycoon codes, Project Slayers codes, and Anime Adventures codes guides, among loads of others.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:07 AM
     Project Slayers codes July 2023

July 9, 2023: We checked for new Project Slayers codes to add to our list for the weekend.

What are the new Project Slayers codes? Project Slayers is an action RPG in Roblox where you fight against other martial artists to be the very best in all the land. As with most Roblox games, it's a popular gacha and as such there are plenty of codes available to get clan spins and more.

So if you want to bulk up your warrior and fight against the strongest of foes, you'd be wise to make use of our Project Slayers codes list down below. We'll update it on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they expire, and thus you lose out on some free spins. If you're in the market for further Roblox freebies, we also keep regularly updated lists of the latest Anime Adventures codes, Blox Fruits codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes to bring you the latest freebies.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:05 AM
     Pixel Piece codes July 2023

July 9, 2023: We added new Pixel Piece codes to our list.

What are the new Pixel Piece codes? If you need to get a leg up on your Roblox pirate adventures, these Pixel Piece codes can help enormously. So long as you don't share them with the people you're trying to race to the level cap, you'll spearhead your progress and blaze through the competition by checking back regularly for new redeem codes before they expire. Here's a long list of currently active and expired codes. And because we're constantly checking them in-game, you can rest easy knowing you don't have to scour the web looking for more.

Pixel Piece is the latest in a long line of Roblox games inspired by the anime and manga franchise One Piece. Like the popular Japanese adventure story, you'll follow in the footsteps of either a pirate or marine, sailing the seas in search of treasure, baddies, and valuable Devil Fruits that can drastically alter your combat abilities. Want to try the classics as well? Check out Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes or, if you're into Demon Slayer, we have Project Slayers codes and Slayers Unleashed codes, too.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 7:57 AM
     Project Polaro codes July 2023

July 9, 2023: We added 3 new codes from the VIP server announcement and removed an expired one.

What are the new Project Polaro codes? Project Polaro is a Pokémon-inspired Roblox game which sees you collecting adorable pocket monsters and battling them, as well as taking on gyms and trainers to gain EXP, badges and money.

Trainers are searching for the latest Project Polaro codes, and we've found all of the currently active ones so you can gain free spins, rare pocket monsters, and more. If you're looking for other Roblox freebies, we also keep regularly updated lists of the latest Blox Fruits codes, Project Slayers codes, and Anime Adventures codes so you can get the most out of your time in the Roblox games.

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Siliconera Sunday, July 9, 2023 12:00 PM

Crymachina Preview PS5

Despite the similar names and aesthetics, Crymachina feels like its own beast, instead of a direct successor to FuRyu's Crystar. At Anime Expo 2023, I had the chance to check this game out and it turned out to be one of the most surprisingly fun games I enjoyed at the event.

Crymachina features an intriguing post-apocalyptic storyline about a girl who wakes up as a machine in a dark world. She must fight to become a "real human." The premise is odd and the brief story elements I saw in the preview were interesting, but I won't dare spoil them here.

[caption id="attachment_971703" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Crymachina Preview PS5 Image via NIS America[/caption]

The bulk of my PS5 preview involved basically an entire tutorial. I had the chance to run around the linear map, learning how to jump, dash, attack, and the like. Though it was more of a tutorial-style preview, I appreciated the overall cyberpunk-like style and frenetic action gameplay.

In many ways, Crymachina feels like it is diving into the Nier: Automata side of action RPGs. The movement is incredibly fast, with the game responding well to the player's dashes and guards. I liked how I was able to zip around the battlefield with ease, while laying on my own swift attacks on foes.

The combat itself is fairly straightforward, too, letting the player use a mix of normal attacks, heavy ones, some skills, and ranged attacks. But with the impressive speed and rate at which you can string up these attacks, it helped the game to feel fun and just deep enough to play in a thrilling way that I didn't experience at all with its similarly named predecessor.

[caption id="attachment_971702" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Crymachina Preview PS5 Image via NIS America[/caption]

It helps, too, that the game has some unique quirks to it, such as an awakening mode that the player is able to activate at a certain point in combat. This mode lets the robot girls go essentially Super Saiyan and they are much more powerful in this state, while also automatically dodging enemy attacks.

Speaking of dodging attacks, the boss battle that capped off the preview felt very Nier-like in its own right. There were familiar red glowing ranged attacks that the boss launched at me that I would have to jump over or dodge through before going all out with my attacks. It was a decently long enough fight that didn't drag on too long or be too short, either.

It was a bit unfortunate that the preview only featured a tutorial segment of the game, even during the boss section, but I at least got a nice feel of how the combat works across the board. I see a lot of potential in its gameplay, much more than a couple of the other action-packed titles I previewed at Anime Expo.

[caption id="attachment_971704" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Crymachina Preview PS5 Image via NIS America[/caption]

And then there is the story side. This seems to be a heavily character-driven game with uniquely-written and well-designed machine girls that it follows. If Crymachina puts its story at the forefront in an interesting way, unlike Crystar, it could end up complementing the epic action gameplay well. If this ends up being the case, I would go so far as to say that it could very well be a sleeper hit release this year. I know that it is on my radar now after playing it.

Crymachina will release on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC on October 24, 2023.

The post Preview: Crymachina Thrills With Its Stunning Action Combat appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, July 9, 2023 9:00 AM

Oshi no Ko Anime Prioritizes Aqua and Ruby

The first season of the Oshi no Ko anime adaptation is done and, as anyone who also followed the manga may know, it proceeded a little differently. Namely, the pacing was a bit different. Basically the first volume was covered in its first episode. But considering the nature of the medium and the focus of this telling, it feels appropriate and like it benefits this version of the story.

Editor's Note: There are spoilers for first episode of the Oshi no Ko anime adaptation, however there are no exact spoilers for any other episodes.

[caption id="attachment_971412" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Oshi no Ko Anime Prioritizes Aqua and Ruby Image via Sentai Filmworks[/caption]
The most obvious design decision comes from the fact that the entirety of Ai's portion of the story and all of Aqua and Ruby's early life is reduced to a single episode in the Oshi no Ko anime adaptation. It basically speedruns through its early story. As the first volume of the manga was basically dedicated to Ai and the twins' early life, the pacing set a different sort of tone. The start of the series ended up being more about Ai and establishing her. Here's the choice means this is about Aqua and Ruby instead. The second episode picks up right as Aqua and Ruby are high schoolers. She's desperate to attempt to become an idol like Ai. Aqua is still trying to find Ai's killer by making his way through the entertainment industry. Right from the start, the viewer is drawn to the two of them, rather than their mother.

This choice also means that some of the focus is pulled away from Aqua. In the early parts of the manga, it can feel at times as though he is the main character, and Ruby is a supporting lead. Because of the adaptation's decision to speed things up a bit, it also makes things a bit more fair. We're seeing her journey to become an idol proceed at a faster pace. Due to the way things proceeded in the manga, it felt like Aqua got a jump start on his goals first due to his working with Director Taishi Gotanda, getting the job on Sweet Today, and being cast in the reality dating show. In a way, I feel it helps benefit the story. It allows us to better compare what we know about her mother Ai and watch her rise a little more swiftly. The nature of a manga means you have the luxury of more time to build things up, while an anime needs to adjust its pacing to account for the wealth of information and the audience's attention.
[caption id="attachment_971413" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Oshi no Ko Anime Prioritizes Aqua and Ruby image via Sentai Filmworks[/caption]
The Oshi no Ko anime's pacing doesn't just benefit Aqua and Ruby, however. It works in Kana, Akane, and Mem-cho's favor as well. For the first two volumes of the manga, Kana is the only other "younger" character of note, though she and the other two play larger roles in the story. This means in the first season we already get to see Kana's dedication and what she went through in her journey to remain a relevant star, the sacrifices Mem-cho made to attempt to get attention, and the struggles Akane deals with from harassment. It allows for a more well-rounded view at the entertainment industry, even if some of the manga's details are lost, for the sake of a show that covers more bases.

It's an approach that works for the anime adaptation of Oshi no Ko for many reasons. Aqua and Ruby are the focal points, after all, as is their journey to become famous. While the manga's tone is able to prioritize certain characters at certain times to allow the reader to build relationships with them, the anime feels designed to showcase the twin and their personal and professional journey. As such, the decisions to focus on certain elements and omit extra attention from others ensures their current affairs and connections to other characters are at the forefront. Aqua and Ruby are important in every telling in Oshi no Ko, it just makes sure it happens faster and the division of attention feels a little more equal early on.

The first season of the Oshi no Ko anime is streaming on HIDIVE, and the second will appear there as well. Yen Press is handling the localization of the manga.

The post Oshi no Ko Anime Prioritizes Aqua and Ruby appeared first on Siliconera.

Jul 09, 06:00

PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 5:54 AM
     Project Mugetsu codes July 2023

July 9, 2023: We checked for new Project Mugetsu codes ahead of update 1.

Want all the new Project Mugetsu codes? The anime combat game has taken Roblox by storm as of late, meaning you're likely on the hunt for active PM codes that will give you the edge against your opponents in the heat of battle. The codes in our list down below serve up a nice variety of wonderful gifts, ranging from mastery and gold boosts to free spins and rerolls. It's important to redeem them as soon as they drop, as they won't remain active forever.

Creating a fresh character in the free PC game can be tough, and having to fight Hollow to level up can be a grindy process, so getting a bunch of gifts via PM codes as you begin your journey will make the Bleach-inspired Roblox anime brawler a much more enjoyable experience. If you're in need of extra freebies, be sure to check out our Anime Adventures codes, Blox Fruits codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes lists.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 5:49 AM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes July 2023

July 9, 2023: We added new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to our list and checked for expired codes.

What are the new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes? This popular Roblox experience channels the simulator games of the past few years, rewarding your strenuous clicks with rapidly multiplying strength. Arm Wrestle codes can speed up the process exponentially, earning you the gains you need to bend everyone's elbows and slam even the beefiest of opponent's forearms onto the table. Keep up with all the latest codes before they expire, and you'll have a natural advantage over those who don't.

As we've already alluded to, Arm Wrestle Simulator takes the ideas of many other popular Roblox games to create one centered around a less violent form of settling your differences, without resorting to a boring game of rock, paper, scissors. For further freebies in other action-packed Roblox releases, be sure to grab the latest Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes before they're gone.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 9, 2023 5:47 AM
     Deus Ex's Adam Jensen says

Deus Ex has been away for a while, as the last major game in the immersive sim series was released way back in 2016 with no word on what's next. While the RPG games still remain absolute classics, the actor behind Deus Ex's Adam Jensen has revealed that he's had no call to come back to the series. Combine this with the current state of Embracer Group, and Deus Ex may be in trouble.

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iDev Games Feed Sunday, July 9, 2023 2:59 AM
     Apakah kau pilot yang handal?!Sebuah game dimana kalian akan diajak untuk melakukan misi penyelamatan satelit Indonesia!Mahluk - mahluk alien luar angkasa t...