Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 1:35 PM
The Pokémon Company struck gold when it made Pikachu the mascot for its monster-catching series, and was so pleased with the marketable little yellow guy that the developers at Game Freak started including lookalikes in nearly every mainline game that followed. These little guys are typically electric-type Pokémon…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 12:15 PM
Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is making headlines again, as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called on The Food and Drug Administration to investigate the influencer's energy drink, Prime. Why? Well, there are concerns that it's potentially unsafe for kids, with one can containing the same amount of…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 12:10 PM
The upcoming Pokémon Sleep tracker app seems to include "shiny" Pokémon, or Pokémon that appear in atypical color variations. Joe Merrick, webmaster of Poké-compendium Serebii.net, noted shinies' presence in Sleep on Twitter, along with a warning for players: "I hope you're all prepared for your Shiny Hunting streams…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 12:06 PM
There's always something more to do in Diablo IV: another level to grind, better loot to find, or another character to play. With season 1 about to roll out later this month requiring players to start a new hero from scratch, it's not surprising that some players are already feeling burnt out just five weeks into the…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 11:25 AM
During a press junket interview for the upcoming animated film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, actor and co-writer Seth Rogen revealed that he's been enamored with the heroes in a half shell for so long that he's got the battle scars to prove it. More precisely, Rogen cracked his dome open playing with…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 11:15 AM
To say that Tears of the Kingdom is "feature rich" doesn't even scratch the surface of what the latest Zelda game offers players. Between the versatile abilities afforded to Link and the unexpectedly thorough physics simulation, utility and possibility are endless. But now that Tears of the Kingdom has been in the…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 10:51 AM
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 10:45 AM
Are we going to get more remasters from Square Enix's overwhelming catalog of classic PlayStation role-playing games? The Final Fantasy maker isn't ruling it out following the apparent success of the series' Pixel Remaster anthology, telling shareholders it's still "considering" bringing other games like Final Fantasy…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 10:25 AM
Sometimes, opening up TikTok is like walking into a crime scene and having to piece together what happened. That's what several users are experiencing right now as they try to sort through how a VTuber concert spawned dozens to hundreds of responses and a new meme format on the platform. If you have been seeing videos…
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 10:00 AM
To some of MyHouse.wad's biggest fans, the free mod for 1994's Doom II might even be the best horror game released this year. There are two reasons for this: the technology and the people.
Kotaku Monday, July 10, 2023 9:30 AM
Turns out the rumors were true and Electronic Arts is in fact working on a new single player Black Panther game. It's coming from the publisher's new Cliffhanger Games studio formed by industry veterans, including developers from Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor studio, Monolith Productions.
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 1:11 PM
There are too many RPG games on Steam to actually play them all, with the current Steam sale making it even harder to pick just one. From Persona 5 to Cyberpunk 2077, there are loads of different types of RPG games too, so we've broken down some of our favorites, with each offering you a vastly different experience.
With the Steam Summer Sale coming to an end soon, it can be difficult to choose from the bargains with whatever spending money you have left. You've already snagged the best deals and bought what was on your wishlist, but what about those games that pass you by? Everyone's got the Valve bundle at 96% off by now, so what about all those RPG games you could be trying?The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:43 PM
Want to find the Genshin Impact Joyeux Vouchers locations? It's time for you to group up with Klee and a few other familiar faces to participate in the Secret Summer Paradise. During this event, knowing all Genshin Impact Joyeux Vouchers locations is fundamental to saving time if you want to put your hands on fancy rewards.
As one of the best JRPGs, Genshin Impact constantly comes up with new activities so players always have something new to do in the game. Among the Genshin Impact events, the last event during the Summer introduced a new Genshin Impact outfit for Jean and Barbara, and now it's Kaeya's turn to get in on the action.
Continue reading Genshin Impact Joyeux Vouchers locations – unlock primogems and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:25 PM
EA Sports FC 24 has just revealed the new front cover for the sports game that marks the split between EA and FIFA, and it's getting some not-so-savory online reactions. While EA Sports FC promises to be similar in quality to the FIFA games that came before it, the front cover definitely isn't looking great.
Continue reading The EA Sports FC 24 cover is getting absolutely dragged online
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:06 PM
Betrayer. Perhaps you've never heard of it, or perhaps you've heard its name whispered around the Reddit and gaming forum campfire, as internet yarn spinners tell of a mysterious, horror-inflected RPG created by former developers of Monolith's FEAR series. Back in 2021, Betrayer vanished from Steam as its creator, Blackpowder Games, seemingly shuttered all operations. Previously lost, Betrayer has suddenly, inexplicably returned, available now as a free game on GOG. With flashes of Skyrim, Dishonored, and Assassin's Creed, Betrayer is well worth a look, but what is it, exactly?
Continue reading Spooky RPG that vanished from Steam suddenly resurfaces for freeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Best indie games, Best RPG games
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:35 PM
What are Counter-Strike 2 system requirements? We're still waiting for Valve to give the official word on what it'll take to run its next FPS game. In the meantime, you can still arm your rig in advance, with some PC specs predictions based on other Source 2 releases.
Continue reading Counter-Strike 2 system requirements predictionsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 11:57 AM
This new Honkai Star Rail event, Cosmic Refreshment Supply, is being advertised as a global tea event that gives players in-game items after they've purchased drinks at participating stores. Several tea chains across the world are included in the anime game's event, making the omission of any UK stores a bit hilarious, given the region's reputation for tea in the West. However, Cosmic Refreshment Supply will be available to Honkai Star Rail fans in a few other European countries.
Continue reading Honkai Star Rail global tea event doesn't include UKMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail review, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail tier list
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:01 PM
July 10, 2023: We added one new code for the 6,000 players milestone, one new code for 30,000 Discord members milestone, and removed one expired code.
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.
Continue reading Project Polaro codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 1:13 PM
We've been getting a lot of Intel leaks lately, suggesting team blue is getting ready to make some major moves. Rumors have been flying around about its planned refresh of the Raptor Lake CPU range, and the latest we're privy to is the suggestion that the product launches associated with this refresh, including that of the Intel Core i7 14700K, could be arriving in October 2023.
Continue reading Intel Core i7 14700K could arrive in OctoberMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 12:25 PM
So you're looking for the most secure VPN? After all, how can you make plans to overthrow your villainous government if all of your internet activities are being logged? They'll have men in suits taking you away in the middle of the night, never to be seen again, before you can say "democracy dies in the dark."
In all seriousness, the most secure VPN is going to help stop governments, internet service providers, and faceless corporations from building a profile on you based on everything you do online. Our number one pick for internet privacy is PureVPN, but we have four other choices if that doesn't suit you. They each have their own unique strengths, with many of them counted amongst the most private VPN services and the best VPN services overall. It goes without saying that all of the providers on this list offer both a kill switch and a no-logs policy (both essential for true VPN privacy).
Continue reading The most secure VPN providers 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 10:41 AM
Cities Skylines 2 is like a checklist of fan requests, that's being ticked off one by one. Roundabouts? Yes. Better road-building tools? Done. Intelligent traffic that finally uses every lane? You got it. Now, with the Cities Skylines 2 release date heading towards us, and the city-building game starting to look very promising indeed, Colossal Order and Paradox deliver on another long-standing community request, demonstrating how Cities Skylines 2 will feature mixed zoning for hyper-realistic residential and commercial builds.Cities Skylines 2 release date, Cities Skylines 2 system requirements, Best city-building games
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 10:22 AM
July 10, 2023: We searched for Grand Piece Online codes to add to our list.
What are the new GPO codes? We've got the lot! Often topping the charts when it comes to anime-inspired Roblox adventures, Grand Piece Online codes are becoming increasingly rare, making them all the more valuable with each new update. They're a great way to keep ahead of the competition or, if you're new, make an immediate dent in the world. They're also good for getting secondary characters over the starting hurdles. But they expire fast.
Released all the way back in 2021, Grand Piece Online still sees hundreds of thousands of eager pirates and marines flock to its shores every day. And although there's certainly no shortage of Roblox adventures inspired by the One Piece anime and manga, this one still closely competes with the biggest and best. For those, you'll want to check out Blox Fruits codes and King Legacy codes. For the latest competitors to the throne, Pixel Piece codes are proving popular, with Anime Souls Simulator codes and Anime Dimensions codes there for anyone looking for a more varied anime experience. Now, let's run through all the Grand Piece Online codes and how to redeem them.
Continue reading GPO codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 10:07 AM
What are the Sims 4 cheats on PC? Well, we've got everything you need. Whether you're after that all-important Sims 4 money cheat for some extra Simoleans, ways to cheat death, your Sims needs, or even just zapping a Sim from one place to another, we've listed heaps of handy shortcuts to make the lives of your virtual family much, much easier. In this guide, we lay them all out for you and explain how to use them.
Cheats are by no means new to The Sims 4, but if you've never played past entries in one of the best PC games series of all time, or worry that the cheats of previous Sims games won't work here, then allow us to step in with a dedicated list of Sims 4 cheats. We start off with a guide on how to use Sims 4 cheats, but if you already know how, then you can jump ahead to the list of all the best Sims 4 cheats, from relationship cheats (we could all use those, right?), career cheats, and the classic money cheats.
Continue reading All The Sims 4 cheats and codes for infinite money and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, The Sims 4 cheats
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 10:50 AM
Looking for the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build? Clara has had an unfortunate upbringing; a child vagrant, she found solace in a group of robots, with one, in particular, becoming her protector. Her mech, Svarog, is her family now and strikes back at anyone who dares attack his ward.
The best Clara build is capable of dealing high damage simply by being on the defensive. Anyone who deals damage to Clara is met with a devastating blow from Svarog, her paternal mech. This counter-strike can happen multiple times in one turn, so to get her performing at her best in Honkai Star Rail, we want to maximise her attack and crit stats to ensure that the loss of health is met with the most power possible. Clara's currently sitting near the top of the Honkai Star Rail tier list, so stock up on currency for Warps with our Stellar Jade farming guide and our up-to-date list of Honkai Star Rail codes to maximize your chances of pulling her.
Continue reading Best Honkai Star Rail Clara buildMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail review, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail tier list
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:56 AM
Do you want to summon zombies in Baldur's Gate 3? What if I told you they're actually spore zombies, born of the RPG game's various different fungi? If you, like me, love all things mushroomy and weird, then Baldur's Gate 3's Druid is set the be the one for you.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 and The Last of Us have one horrific thing in commonMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:41 AM
Half-Life 2 is one of the all-time defining FPS games. Released in 2004, and launching the Valve renaissance that also birthed Portal and Left 4 Dead, the legacy of HL2 is just as strong today, thanks to fan remasters, VR projects, and myriad Half-Life mods. But this one might just take the Black Mesa transit system ticket - Lego Half-Life 2 turns every character in the iconic shooter, from Gordon Freeman to Alyx Vance and the G-Man, into tiny, blocky Lego figurines. If you're tired of waiting for Half-Life 3, and want to imagine an alternate universe where, alongside Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Half-Life also got the Lego tie-in treatment, you should head over to Steam right now.
Continue reading Lego Half-Life 2 is real and available now on SteamMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best old games, Best FPS games, Best VR games
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 11:45 AM
July 10, 2023: We checked for new Midnight Sun codes to add to our list.
What are the new Midnight Sun codes? The anime-inspired Roblox game tasks you with either being a demon slayer or becoming a demon, and while you can earn everything you need for your journey through hard work and your precious time, it's always good to know if there are any Demon Slayer Midnight Sun codes to help you along the way.
Born into a clan and sent off into the wild world of Demon Slayer, you must prove yourself against evil or succumb to it and become the scourge that stalks the landscape. There is also a significant PvP element to the Roblox game. With such endeavors, it always helps to grab every advantage you can if you plan on dominating the opposition. With that, are there any Demon Slayer Midnight Sun codes available to help you in the action-adventure game?
Continue reading Demon Slayer Midnight Sun codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:39 AM
When is the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe? We all know that the main aim in Escape from Tarkov isn't to rack up a high body count - it's the loot. The glorious mountains of weapons and equipment you can stockpile after several months' worth of grinding. The only issue, then, is when the Tarkov servers get wiped and you have to start again, but when do these wipes occur, and is there one planned soon?
The tense FPS game is all about getting in and out as efficiently as you can, as staying alive also means that you keep whatever swag you managed to pilfer during your time in the world. Increasing the quality of your gear means you're much more likely to stay alive during your next run, and the run after that, and so on. Every once in a while, though, the servers undergo a complete wipe, putting all players back to square, and level, one, but when is the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe?
Continue reading When is the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Escape from Tarkov system requirements, Escape From Tarkov Steam, Best battle royale games
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:44 AM
Who is Wyll in Baldur's Gate 3? We've got answers. More so than Sorcerers and Wizards, the Warlock class is a bit complicated. Wyll is no different as he too has a demonic patron that he draws his power from. For Wyll, it's the fiery Fiend that makes him a powerful ally.
Wyll fits into just about any party makeup in Baldur's Gate 3. To make sure his specialties don't overlap, check out our guides on the other companions you can recruit in the opening chapter: Astarion the Rogue, Gale the Wizard, Lae'zel the Fighter, and Shadowheart the Cleric. Other handy guides that'll give you an edge in the dangerous land of Faerun include our skills overview and in-depth look at all the classes in the game.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 Wyll companion guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:32 AM
A Black Panther videogame is officially on the way from a brand new EA studio, joining the likes of Marvel's Avengers, Iron Man, and the WWII Captain America game as a big upcoming comic book superhero game project.
Continue reading Black Panther game announced from God Of War and Halo veteransMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Marvel's Avengers review, Best action-adventure games on PC, The best open-world games on PC
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:32 AM
What are the best Minecraft shaders? With shaders, you can instantly level up the look of your Minecraft world - even without a fancy schmancy RTX graphics card. But with so many downloadable mods for the sandbox game, if you're unsure, let's start with what Minecraft shaders are.
One of the best PC games of all time and the ongoing king of sandbox games, Minecraft has incredible replayability, keeping fans and newbies coming to the game time after time. While the vanilla game still gets regular updates, Minecraft mods, texture packs, resource packs, and shaders can completely reinvent the game, affecting its overall look. For example, mods can completely alter gameplay, and Minecraft texture packs and resource packs change the appearance of existing blocks and add new blocks, respectively. Meanwhile, shader packs give you the same game with fancier graphics and effects.
Continue reading The 14 best Minecraft shaders 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:22 AM
July 10, 2023: Added new Anime Souls Simulator codes for update 25.
What are the new Anime Souls Simulator codes? Anime Souls Simulator tasks you with building your own army of powerful heroes, then imbuing their weapons with souls to take on fearsome bosses. You might find that the road to greatness is a little too long when you're first starting out, so we've tracked down the latest Anime Souls Simulator codes to help you grow in power faster than ever.
Our list of up-to-date Anime Souls Simulator codes delivers a treasure trove of free items straight to your inventory and a variety of rolls and spins to help you swap out your weaker heroes. If you're partial to anime and manga-inspired games across the Roblox platform, we've also got the latest Anime Adventure codes, Slayers Unleashed codes, and even Ro Ghoul codes to help you stay one step ahead of your fellow Robloxians.
Continue reading Anime Souls Simulator codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:15 AM
July 10, 2023: Moved an expired Coal Miner Tycoon code to the expired section.
What are the new Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes? Becoming an industry giant in Roblox sometimes requires a bit more than hard work. Occasionally, you'll need a little helping hand to get your business off the ground, so with that, we've gathered every code for the Roblox game here.
The free PC game tasks you with building a base of operations and mining the nearby caves for precious coal. The more coal you gather, the more your Roblox operation can expand - but how do you get your start in the earth-moving business? Utilize the Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes below to build your base and begin your dominance.
Continue reading Coal Miner Tycoon 2 codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:17 AM
Who is Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3? Our comprehensive guide on this handsome High Elf with a blood-suckingly dark past will make sure he pulls his weight on your Baldur's Gate 3 adventure. As a Rogue, Astarion has plenty of options when it comes to sneaking around the battlefield, sneak striking bandits and spiders with daggers, shortswords, bows, and even magic if you so choose.
Be sure to check out our detailed guide for all playable Baldur's Gate 3 classes to get a more in-depth look at the Rogue class, and while you're at it, our comprehensive list of feats will give you a good idea of what kind of character you might want to build alongside Astarion. Having comprehensive knowledge of all five companions will make sure Baldur's Gate 3's deep, strategic D&D based combat doesn't run away from you like a cowardly goblin.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 Astarion companion guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:18 AM
Who is Gale in Baldur's Gate 3? Read on to find out all you need to know about this powerful spellcaster. You'll have plenty of ways to make use of Gale in your party as a Wizard, especially when it comes to selecting from the many spells in Baldur's Gate 3 – spells that will allow him to deal massive damage or control the battlefield.
Reading up on the in-game camp will ensure you don't neglect any companion quests, and studying up on all the classes in Baldur's Gate 3 will help you use them all to their max potential. The more knowledge you have going into such a massive game before the release date, the more successful you'll be in the world of Faerun.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 Gale companion guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Monday, July 10, 2023 9:23 AM
Who is Baldur's Gate 3 Laezel? Every adventuring party needs a Fighter, and in Baldur's Gate 3, Laezel fills that role quite well. Those familiar with the series' lore will know that the Githyanki are amazing fighters and Laezel is no different. With the right build, she'll make mincemeat of your foes while keeping your squishier party members safe.
To see whether or not your own character synergizes with this powerful ally, our coverage of all the classes in Baldur's Gate 3 is a must read, along with a full understanding of the in-game skills and feats. With all that knowledge under your adventuring belt, you'll be set for adventuring with a balanced party in Faerun.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 Laezel companion guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 1:56 PM
The maker of controversial anti-tamper software Denuvo has vowed to show that its much-maligned DRM doesn't hurt game performance, finally putting to bed years of complaints that stopping piracy comes at the cost of legit players' experience.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 12:58 PM
Ex-F.E.A.R. devs' spooky FPS Betrayer reappears on GOG for free, two years after vanishing off Steam
Remember Betrayer? I couldn't blame you if you had, given that it's been AWOL for a couple of years now after disappearing suddenly off of Steam. Here's some good news, though: whether you missed it first time around or have been desperate to get back to it, Betrayer is back. And best of all, it's back for free!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 11:48 AM
Super serious shooter Arma 3 is leaning into its strengths in the next Creator DLC, called Spearhead 1944, which takes us back to World War II. The Arma series usually prides itself on realistic military simulations - apart from that one kooky expansion that added aliens - so WWII is almost the perfect battlefield for the long-running shooter.
Developer Bohemia Interactive say we'll "be a part of the US First Army's advance as they attempt to break through the German lines," while using US equipment to "traverse the fields and bocage an all-new Normandy terrain." Take a look at the impending battle below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 11:46 AM
Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. Following last week's chat about Twitter's collapse, I did try to include a few Mastodon posts this week. Turns out, something is wonky somewhere, and they did not display properly on the page. Ah. I'll see if we can fix that. Still, read on for a selection of attractive and interesting indie games from That One Social Media Network.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 10:47 AM
Electronic Arts have opened a new studio called Cliffhanger Games to work on a game starring Marvel superhero Black Panther. They don't have much to say or show yet but EA describe the untitled project as a "third-person, singleplayer" game set in an "expansive and reactive" version of Wakanda, the futuristic kingdom that Black Panther calls home.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 8:38 AM
With Capcom and Square Enix considering more game revivals, what should get the remake treatment next?
Capcom and Square Enix were both recently asked about whether more remasters and remakes were planned in the future. Both publishers gave non-committal responses but we know more redos/reimaginings/remakes are coming. Of course they are. Seemingly every publisher under the sun is onboard the remake train and it's only a matter of time before your favourite game gets a nostalgic refresh. So, dear readers, what older games would you like to see return?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 7:04 AM
Modders are restoring loads of lost Halo maps to the Master Chief Collection after year-long project
Halo is a series where you explore ancient places and uncover secrets left behind by an alien civilisation of engineers, so it's fitting that developers 343 Industries and modding team Digsite have been doing a bit of Halo excavation of their own in real life. Over the weekend, Halo's community team posted a new blog post detailing the results of a year-long partnership with Digsite to restore lost features from Halo's cutting room floor to the Master Chief Collection - including never-before-seen maps and weapons from the archives of Halo: Combat Evolved, as well as some vehicles from the series' earliest days as a third-person shooter and real-time strategy game.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 10, 2023 6:28 AM
If you ever experienced the horror of being chased and devoured by a yeti in Microsoft's SkiFree, reader dear, it's time for you to confront your nightmares. A fun little free game offers you the opportunity to become the yeti, chasing skiers down the slopes yourself and cramming their crumpled bodies into your cruel maw. It's a few minutes of fun, and I did enjoy remembering the many hours I spent trying to escape the inevitable.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 1:30 PM
Some more information has come out about Persona 5: The Phantom X, including a second beta test, a new playable character (Shun Kanou), and Wonder's Japanese voice actor. You will be able to see it all in the new trailer. The second beta test for the game will start in Q3 2023. Pre-registration is open, but it's still unclear when to expect the final version of the game.
For starters, Koki Uchiyama will voice Wonder, the main protagonist, in Persona 5: The Phantom X. Uchiyama has had a long and prolific career since his childhood. Aside from appearing as Roxas and Ventus in the Kingdom Hearts series, he's been Tsukishima in Haikyuu, Razor in Genshin Impact, Meruem in Hunter x Hunter, and Shiragaki in My Hero Academia.
The new Persona 5: The Phantom X trailer (which we can watch via Taptap) also focuses on the party member Shun Kanou. Despite his cold looks and brusque attitude, he has his own sense of justice. Due to this personality, he falls into a trap that a more prominent member of society sets. It's likely that Wonder and the other Phantom Thieves have to rescue him. Some of the scenes from the trailer seemed to also show characters that Perfect World has not shown in previous promotional materials. So it seems like this game will have a larger playable cast than the original Persona 5 games.
Persona 5: The Phantom X is in development for mobile devices. The second closed beta will run in Q3 2023.
The post Persona 5 X Trailer Introduces Shun Kanou and Wonder's VA appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 1:15 PM
Square Enix shared new details about the Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince characters and launch DLC. We already knew we'd follow a "dark prince" under a curse that forces him to use monsters to fight, due to him being unable to attack them on his own. Now we know his name is Psaro, and he's joined by Rose, Toilen Trubble, and Fizzy. As for the DLC, three paid pieces will appear at launch.
There are four main members of the titular Dark Prince's party. The main character in Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is Psaro. As he heads out to become the Master of Monsterkind by defeating his father who cursed him, Rose the elf and the human researcher Toilen Trouble will help in their own ways. There's also a mascot monster named Fizzy who teaches Psaro about recruiting and training monsters, and she seems to be a new kind of species.
Here's a closer look at all four of them.
And these are the English voice actors for those Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince characters.
As for the Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince DLC, there will be three add-ons at launch. Here's what we can buy:
Square Enix also confirmed over 500 monsters will appear in the title, with some appearing when the seasons change as in-game time passes. It also noted this will be the first entry in which Goomulonimbus, Ronin Raccoon, and Vegandragora appear.
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will come to the Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023.
The post Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Characters and DLC Introduced appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 1:00 PM
Square Enix shared a sample of the Final Fantasy XVI Phoenix theme song "Away" and its lyrics ahead of the soundtrack's debut on July 19, 2023. Due to Joshua being the Dominant of Phoenix, it samples parts of his theme song in it.
First, here's the sample of the Final Fantasy XVI Phoenix theme song "Away."
Next, here are the lyrics for the Final Fantasy XVI song "Away."
As a reminder, there are two versions of the Final Fantasy XVI soundtrack on the way. The base one is a seven disc set for $64.99. The Ultimate Edition is $82.99 and includes an eighth disc with additional and unused songs. Neither one includes Kenshi Yonezu's "Tsuki Wo Miteita - Moongazing."
Final Fantasy XVI is available for the PS5. A demo is out now. There's a six-month exclusivity period ahead of it appearing on any other platform. The Final Fantasy XVI soundtrack arrives on July 19, 2023 worldwide.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 12:30 PM
Samantha Thavasa opened up pre-orders for its line of Final Fantasy bags. Its Samantha Vega line has bags based on Final Fantasy X, while its Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice line has items based on Final Fantasy VII. Aside from bags, you can buy things like charms and t-shirts. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
In the Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice line, there will be two wallets based on Cloud and Sephiroth. The long wallet version will cost 25,300 JPY ($178) and the smaller version is 18,700 JPY ($131.60). There will also be a smartphone bag for 18,700 JPY that has art of Cloud's weapons from the original FFVII on it. Finally, there are two zipper pull charms you can put on any bag for 4,400 JPY ($31) each. They're based on Cloud and Sephiroth, again.
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As for the Final Fantasy X bags from Samantha Vega, you can get shoulder bags based on Tidus, Yuna, Auron, and Rikku. They're 18,700 JPY each, and there are also charms based on the four characters' weapons. You can also get a hand bag for 19,800 JPY ($139.30), a wallet for 15,950 JPY ($112.20), and t-shirts for 7,700 JPY ($54.20).
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These items originally appeared at Parco as part of the Final Fantasy 35th anniversary campaign. Other brands that were part of this campaign include Angelic Pretty and ForSomeone. This campaign ran earlier this year in March 2023.
The Samantha Thavasa Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy VII bags are open to pre-order from its website.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 12:00 PM
New Atelier Ryza merchandise is being released via AmiAmi. The store's Twitter account confirmed that twenty items based on the show will be released. These will include multiple things based on theme of "Beachside Clubhouse." Some merchandise will be limited editions. All items are available to pre-order now and are set to release in September 2023.
The AmiAmi Atelier Ryza merchandise includes the following items:
The new Atelier Ryza merchandise is being released in conjunction with the new anime adaptation of the game series. The Atelier Ryza trilogy has sold 2 million copies to date. The most recent game, Atelier Ryza 3, has been the fastest-selling of the trilogy with 300,000 copies sold.
Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 11:30 AM
The Garden of Plenty event is now live in Honkai: Star Rail. For Genshin Impact veterans, this is essentially the Star Rail version of Leyline Overflow. Every day, players will be able to run twelve rounds of Golden or Crimson Calyxes and receive double the rewards. The event will run from July 10-17, 2023.
As mentioned earlier, the daily double reward is limited. You can only get twice the rewards in twelve Golden or Crimson Calyxes per day. If you want to check how many chances you have left to the double rewards, you can do so from the event screen without having to go all the way to a Calyx.
Since Blade, Kafka, and Luka are coming out soon, this is a good chance to start getting materials for them. For reference, Blade is Destruction, whereas both Kafka and Luka are Nihility. While Ascension Materials for them are still unknown, they will still need to take the same items for Traces and levels. So you can pre-farm for them during the event. Even if you don't want them, this is a good opportunity to stock up on items for your current or other future characters.
Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on Windows PC and mobile devices. The Garden of Plenty event in Honkai: Star Rail will run until July 17, 2023.
Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 11:00 AM
Capcom made two announcements regarding Street Fighter 6. One is more imminent. The other we'll see later. First, Street Fighter 6 emergency maintenance just began. That is expected to last two hours and end at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm BST on July 10, 2023. The other has to do with the first DLC character. Two of Rashid's moves from Street Fighter 5 will return for this installment.
The Street Fighter 6 emergency maintenance is designed to fix two issues. One is to deal with the Lucky Days and make sure they appear. The other is to ensure people can get the Fighting Pass things they earn by playing. It began at 8am PT/11am ET/3am BST.
As for the two Street Fighter 5 Rashid moves, Eagle Spike and Spinning Mixer will be back. Eagle Spike was a special attack with standard, air, and dash variants in the previous game. Likewise, Spinning Mixer had a variant "dash" option.
Street Fighter 6 is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Rashid DLC will appear on July 24, 2023. The game will also eventually appear in arcades.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 10:30 AM
Square Enix revealed a new bonus for Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis closed beta participants, as well as art of Cloud from the game. With the new reward, it is a login bonus. The items doled out let people pull on the weapon banners more and play the game more often. As for the new art, it shows Cloud's three different kinds of designs that appear in the game.
First, the new rewards are doled out over time. As you log in to take part in the closed beta, you'll eventually get two kinds of items. Up to 9,000 Blue Crystals can be earned. These let you pull on the weapon banners. One banner features Glenn & Matt weapons, while the other is a Barret & Cloud weapon banner. The other login bonus is six Stamina Tonic (L)s, which let you keep playing missions.
Next, here's the Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Cloud art. The first image shows his character portrait that comes up during the story when he "speaks." The battle one features the more detailed 3D model that comes up in fights. The final one shows what his character model looks like when you're exploring maps.
Previously, Square Enix offered other sorts of details about the closed beta closer to its start. The company revealed people taking part in it could share details about the experience and screenshots. It noted there are limitations to when people can take part in its two co-op battles.
The Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis closed beta runs until July 13, 2023. The full game will launch sometime after.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 10:00 AM
HoYoVerse announced a Honkai: Star Rail Cosmic Refreshment Supply real-world event. This will involve visiting specific restaurants and cafes. When you do and place orders for certain drinks, you will get codes for in-game items and merchandise. However, the event is only limited to 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. For those who can attend, they can get special drinks and items starting on July 19, 2023, the same day as the 1.2 update.
First, here's the official. announcement for the event and its trailer. If people live in an area with a participating restaurant, they can order Honkai: Star Rail-themed drinks. When they do, they will get items with their order.
And here's the list of countries and places taking part:
Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PC and mobile devices, with a PS5 version arriving later in 2023. The Honkai: Star Rail Cosmic Refreshment Supply real-world event begins on July 19, 2023.
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Siliconera Monday, July 10, 2023 9:00 AM
On July 10, 2023, Cover announced via the Hololive account that the Holostars English Vtubers Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond activities are halted. No explanation for this abrupt hiatus were announced. The reveal also confirmed that this doesn't just include streaming. All activities, which would include things like posting on social media, are included.
Ahead of this sudden break in activities, both Holostars Vtubers got new models. Magni Dezmond's new 1.5 one appeared on June 10, 2023. Vesper Noir revealed his 2.0 one a few weeks later on June 30, 2023.
As a reminder, Vesper was briefly put on break back in November 2022. Cover's announcement specifically noted it was a suspension and offered an explanation and exact time period for the time out.
There is no word on when Magni and Vesper's activities will resume following this sudden break.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 10, 2023 1:51 PM
Before you start up Baldur's Gate 3, you may notice that you have a choice to run it in two different APIs. One is Vulkan, and the other is DirectX 11. API stands for 'application programming interface'. It's basically a way for computer programs to communicate with each other. If you're not tech-savvy and aren't sure whether to run Baldur's Gate 3 with Vulkan or DirectX 11, we'll answer this below. Should you choose Vulkan or DirectX 11 for Baldur's Gate 3? This can be a difficult decision if you have no idea what either API does. To simplify the situation, the answer to which API you should run Baldur's Gate 3 in would be Vulkan instead of DirectX 11. Why is that? Well, the first reason you should choose Vulkan is because it's the default API. The developers are recommending that you choose Vulkan over DirectX 11. But why is that? Running Baldur's Gate 3 in the Vulkan API will give you better perform...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 10, 2023 12:31 PM
In this diving adventure and restaurant simulator Dave the Diver, Dave will eventually discover Sea People during the main quest. At the beginning of chapter 2, Dave must find a Microphone and the Sea People's Stone Slab. This is so that they can create a translator to speak with the Sea People. But where exactly can you find the Sea People's Stone Slab in Dave the Diver? Continue reading to find out. Dave the Diver: Sea People's Stone Slab location After beating the Giant Squid at the end of chapter 1, Dr. Bacon wants to build a translator for Dave. But the only way to do that is to find a Microphone and a Stone Tablet. Where you can find the Sea People's Stone Slab in Dave the Diver is in the Sea People Record Chamber. Don't remember where this is? Screenshot by PC Invasion While diving in the Blue Hole, swim to the eastern-most side, and dive around 90 meters deep. There, along the eastern wall, you'll find the entrance to the Sea Peo...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 10, 2023 12:22 PM
Diablo 4 is chock-full of side-quests, with over 200 short adventures for you to embark on as you max out your renown across Sanctuary. Most of these fall under the 'Go to X location and slay X monsters' category, but others require a bit more finesse, and an understanding of the game's more obscure features, in order to complete. Reject the Mother is one such quest, and if you're finding it hard to say no, then we'll show you exactly how to complete this tricky task in Diablo 4. How to Reject the Mother in Diablo 4 Starting the quest Screenshots by PC Invasion To start the Reject the Mother quest, you'll need to interact with a Torn Note in the Tusmaa Rift area of Kehjistan. You'll find this area just east of Ked Bardu, the major settlement in the region, but you'll need to have completed the Whittling Sanity quest in act three of the campaign before you can access it. The location of the note is shown on ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 10, 2023 12:01 PM
The world of the deep blue hole in Dave the Diver is understandably full of some wild and wonderful things to do. Hours can be spent exploring the watery depths as you look for the tastiest fish, rarest items, and fastest seahorses. The beautiful 8-bit game will keep you locked in for hours with the seemingly endless list of cute and often dangerous tasks given to our flippered hero. Along with a million other jobs comes the rather relaxing task of becoming an underwater photographer. Dave the Diver needs to learn how to use a camera to take pictures for a sealife magazine and earn a few extra dollars. How to use the camera to take pictures in Dave the Diver As you progress through the core storyline, you will eventually be gifted a camera to use. This is primarily for taking pictures of the wildlife that lives beneath the ocean waves. A local sealife magazine rewards you handsomely for the best shots you can find. Screenshot by PC Invasion Taking a picture with the camera...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 10, 2023 11:47 AM
Harry Potter Magic Awakened allows you to be a dark witch or wizard through cards like Crucio. Much like Avada Kedavra, Crucio is one of the best cards in Harry Potter Magic Awakened because it deals impressive damage and can be combined with other spells and summons to create a devastating deck. Here is how to get Crucio in Harry Potter Magic Awakened. Note: To use the max potential of Crucio, you need to know how to make the best decks in Harry Potter Magic Awakened. Harry Potter Magic Awakened: How to get Crucio, explained Just like every other card in the game, the only way to get Crucio in Harry Potter Magic Awakened is to pull it through Advanced Study by using Golden Keys. Cards are acquired much like a lottery system in Harry Potter Magic Awakened, so you need to get lucky. To reiterate, there is no surefire way to get Crucio in Harry Potter Magic Awakened. Instead, you need to rely on luck. While luck plays a major part in getting good cards in Harry Potter ...
Gamer Empire Monday, July 10, 2023 10:17 AM
Stardew Valley is an entertaining farming simulator that will let you live a rural life in the quirky Pelican Town. Everyone here is weird, and you will have the time of your life growing crops and getting to know everyone. As you play for a few hours, you might notice that there is no "Save" […]
Gamer Empire Monday, July 10, 2023 9:20 AM
There are a lot of villagers in Stardew Valley that you can befriend if you spend the necessary time talking to them and getting to know them. Some of these villagers are more interesting than others, as they have a lot of backstory hiding in plain sight. One interesting character that all players will want […]
Gamer Empire Monday, July 10, 2023 8:35 AM
In Project Zomboid, vitamins have a strong impact on your overall health, but actually, they don't act like they ought to in real life. If so, what are the purposes of vitamins in Project Zomboid? In this guide, let's learn what vitamins can do in Project Zomboid. Recommended Read: Best Looting Spots in Project Zomboid […]
Gamer Empire Monday, July 10, 2023 8:05 AM
There are a lot of villagers in Stardew Valley that you can befriend if you spend the necessary time talking to them and getting to know them. Some of these villagers are more interesting than others, as they have a lot of backstory hiding in plain sight. One interesting character that all players will want […]
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, July 10, 2023 12:27 PM
EA has confirmed that it will be publishing a single-player Black Panther game being developed by Cliffhanger Games. If you don't recognise the name that's because Cliffhanger is a brand new studio based in Seattle, its existence announced alongside its debut project.
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, July 10, 2023 7:22 AM
The boxed sales data for this week shows that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still destroying everything in its path.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 10, 2023 1:00 PM
Assassin's Creed Mirage Is a Lie