Kotaku Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:30 PM
Anime art styles are always changing. Shows like Astro Boy and Urusei Yatsura drew influence from Western art styles (particularly that of Disney) in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. Shows in the late 80s to early 2000s were influenced by their predecessors, creating a distinct style that was easily recognised by global…
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A Twitch streamer is using a real-life dunk tank during his livestreams to motivate himself to avoid falling in the tricky precision platformer and livestreaming sensation, Only Up!
Kotaku Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:10 PM
Naughty Dog, the developer behind The Last of Us and Uncharted, is about to undergo a pretty big shakeup in leadership. Co-president Evan Wells has announced he'll be retiring, and co-president and Last of Us director Neil Druckmann will be the sole president of the company moving forward.
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We're now in the third year of the latest console generation, which means more new games are finally coming out and development on older Xbox One versions has all but wrapped up. So what's the best that Microsoft's current hardware has to offer?
Kotaku Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:55 PM
WrestleQuest is a breath of fresh air, packed with all the makings of a phenomenal wrestling game as well as all the wacky hijinks of a fantasy-action RPG.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:50 PM
The 75th Emmy Awards revealed its nominations on July 12, and a video game adaptation is one of the most nominated shows of the year. HBO's The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, has 24 total nominations, second only to HBO's other powerhouse show, Succession, which has 27. The third-most nominated…
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:00 PM
The Genshin Impact version 4.0 update is still weeks away, but spoilers and leaks are flying left and right, including one that suggests a Crystalfly gadget will be coming to the anime game. This is huge news for those of us who are sick of trying to get our hands on those elusive, mystical butterflies. The catch, however, is that this new Genshin Impact gadget is rumored to be incredibly inefficient.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:59 PM
Teletext. Notepad. Twitter. A tractor. A pregnancy test. There have been few limits to the weird and wonderful ways that enterprising Doom fans have found to play the seminal FPS over the last 30 years, but this latest one might take the crown for both weirdest and wonderful-est. Someone is teaching a bunch of lab-grown rat neurons to play Doom. Yes, their literal conscious existence is Doom. I told you it was weird.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:08 PM
Roblox, the frighteningly massive and frequently controversial online sandbox used by players to create all manner of custom games, is heading deeper into the realm of virtual reality with the announcement of official support for Meta Quest. An open beta will launch for the Headset Formerly Known As Oculus in the next few weeks, promising the ability to play popular Roblox games in VR, as well as creating new ones designed around the experience.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:06 PM
During the Limited Run Games 2023 showcase, WayForward announced Rose & Camellia Collection. This is a compilation of the five games in Nigoro's series about members of high society fighting by slapping each other. There's no exact release window for the compilation yet. At the showcase, it was noted we could see it come out in either late 2023 or early 2024.
Here's the first trailer for Rose & Camellia Collection. WayForward noted it will include all four games in the main series, as well as Rose & Camellia vs La-Mulana. People can use Joy-Con motion controls or swipe on the touch screen to slap opponents.
Rose & Camellia Collection will come to the Nintendo Switch in either late 2023 or early 2024.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:00 PM
Players of the PC and console versions of PUBG will soon be able to dress up as Street Fighter 6 characters. Skins based on Ryu, Cammy, Luke, and two versions of Chun-Li will enter the in-game shop on July 26, 2023. They will remain there until September 20, 2023. Krafton have not yet announced a price point for the skins.
The update comes as part of PUBG: Battlegrounds' Survivor Summerfest, which brings a host of new activities and skins. The new PUBG Arcade allows you to play special game modes like Team Deathmatch and BlueBomb Rush, while various missions across multiple game modes allow players to obtain stamps for extra rewards. Other skin collections entering the store include the Marine Makeover set and Volume 2 of the PUBG: Esports Team edition skins, as well as the new Atlantis DBS 'progressive' weapon skin.
You can get a better look at the Street Fighter 6 PUBG skins below:
PUBG: Battlegrounds is currently available on PCs via Steam or Epic Games Store, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, with the Street Fighter 6 skins being available July 26, 2023 through September 20, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:55 PM
The final two announcements at the Limited Run Games 2023 showcase were the return of Gex Trilogy and Tomba. Both games are coming to the company's Carbon Engine. As a result, the Gex games will be on the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Meanwhile Tomba will show up on the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. There's no release window for either one.
First, here's the trailer for Gex Trilogy. The collection will include Gex, Gex: Enter the Gecko, and Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko.
As for Tomba, you can see the trailer announcing it below. No gameplay appears, as it is just an animated movie.
It's been years since either of these games and series appeared. While Gex's return is entirely new though, we did see Tomba come back again briefly in a form. Monkeypaw Games released both it and the sequel digitally via the PlayStation Store.
Lots of reveals came up during this latest presentation. For example, Limited Run Games announced a Castlevania Advance Collection physical release. WayForward brought up Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution for the GBA and a Clock Tower remaster.
You can watch the full Limited Run Games 2023 showcase with its announcements below.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:42 PM
WayForward announced that it will release a remaster of Clock Tower, which never appeared worldwide, at the Limited Run Games 2023 showcase. It will come to the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Digital and physical copies will be available. It will launch sometime in early 2024.
During the announcement. the WayForward brought up how this remaster will work. It is using Limited Run Games' Carbon Engine to bring the game to platforms worldwide. In addition to remastering the base game, there will be some new additions. Mary McGlynn will create a new theme song for it, for example. There will also be an animated opening and new cutscenes. There's also some gameplay footage in the trailer.
WayForward announced multiple projects at the event. For example, it will finally finish a Shantae GBA game. It originally only appeared as a demo. A fully playable, complete game is now in development now called Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution. That will show up sometimes in 2024 on a GBA cartridge.
The Clock Tower remaster will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in early 2024. The original game appeared on the Super Famicom, PlayStation, WonderSwan, and PC in Japan.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:30 PM
A lost Shantae game is getting released. WayForward announced at the Limited Run Games 2023 showcase that Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution will head to the GBA. The developer is going to finish the in-progress title, which was canceled, and Limited Run Games will handle a physical release for cartridges. It will launch in early 2024.
Here's the trailer announcing Shantae: Risky Revolution and discussing how Limited Run Games ended up working with WayForward to make the release happen. It is notable for offering support for up to four players. It will take work from the GBA demo and complete it.
There's no word yet about whether we'll see it digitally on consoles and PCs as well. The last release in the series brought the GBC game to modern platforms.
Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution will come to the GBA in Early 2024.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:21 PM
Limited Run Games announced it will release Castlevania Advance Collection physical copies for the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. They will be standard editions that cost $34.99 each. Pre-orders will open on July 28, 2023, and the official site is already showing listings for them.
As a reminder, this game came out in September 2023. It includes Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance,, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. It followed up Castlevania Anniversary Collection. The Limited Run Games release puts all of them on a cartridge or disc. It also offers the option of four different covers.
Switch, PS4, and Xbox One Castlevania Advance Collection physical copy pre-orders will open on July 28, 2023. The compilation is available on all three consoles and the PC immediately.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:00 PM
Crunchyroll revealed Summer Ibuki and Mummy Dhalsim in Street Fighter: Duel. These are two new alts for existing characters. Their banners are now live in the mobile game. She's in Shade of Brilliance, while he's in Deathless Pharaoh.
Summer Ibuki is a Master type character in Street Fighter: Duel who is also a Tech Assassin with the Ninjutsu style. She's an incredibly fast character, with some of her kit including the Sunny Wind passive that increases her damage and speed and a Cool and Refreshing AoE Super Combo. Meanwhile Dhalsim is a Thunder Tech Attack character with Secret Arts fighting style. He's an AoE attacker, and some of his moves include the Curse of the Pharaoh passive that causes poisoned enemies who die to cause an unavoidable AoE attack and potentially inflict poison on those it hits and the Grave Growth Super Combo that grants him a Toxic Ring that can poison enemies.
Here's how both characters look:
Another "summer" variant appeared in Street Fighter: Duel back in May 2023. Summer Yang showed up alongside Athlete Chun-Li.
Street Fighter: Duel is available for mobile devices, and the Summer Ibuki and Mummy Dhalsim banners will run until July 26, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 3:30 PM
A new Armored Core 6 book with information about the game and interviews with its creators will appear in Japan on August 18, 2023 to celebrate the upcoming release of the game. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon Briefing Document will cost 2,970 JPY (or about $21 USD) and include a B2 sized tapestry as a special bonus. It is now available for pre-order from Amazon Japan, which ships worldwide.
This new Armored Core 6 book serves as a comprehensive compilation of information about the game for all new and returning players. This includes mech customization and operation guides, a special chronology section looking back on the series and its history, and an interview with Director Masaru Yamamura and Producer Yasunori Ogura.
Additionally, a B2 sized tapestry will be included alongside the purchase of the book as a special bonus. You can take a better look at the tapestry here:
As a reminder, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam on August 25, 2023. The game will be available in a standard, a collector's, and a premium edition, and the more expensive ones will include a figure.
The Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon Briefing Document will cost 2,970 JPY (~$21), and the book will release in Japan on August 18, 2023. It is now available for pre-order from Amazon Japan.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 3:00 PM
The Shin Megami Tensei mobile RPG SMT Liberation Dx2 will get a crossover event with the Evangelion franchise that will allow players to summon two angels and the EVA Unit-01 as demons. The event is called "Demons of the Imaginary" and will run July 13-26, 2023. Players will have until August 3, 2023 to redeem their earned currencies in the event shop.
The event will consist of two halves, with the second unlocking on July 19, 2023. As players complete event quests, they will earn Decayed Feathers and unlock further Bonus and Challenge quests. Rewards can be exchanged for Decayed Feathers at the event shop, with more being awarded for accumulating enough feathers or reaching high enough rankings. Rewards include skill genomes, transcend stones for the event characters and summon files to be used in the game's gacha.
The new characters include the five-star Unit-01: Dx2 type, which is a Deity unit focused on dealing Dark type damage. Successfully landing Unit-01's unique skill Demonic Sword,increases the entire party's ATK, DEF and EV/AC by 20% for a turn. The other characters are the 6th and 10th Angels, which are both Divine type units. The 6th Angel is able to do more Light damage when it has a bulwark and can grant party members the ability to reflect a single magic attack. The 10th Angel meanwhile can deal damage based on its own max HP and ignore death prevention skills. These characters cannot be obtained through fusion, karma summoning or Talking and are unable to be used as fusion material.
You can check out the event trailer below:
SMT Liberation Dx2 is immediately available on mobile devices, with the Evangelion collaboration event arriving July 13, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:30 PM
The Pokemon Center in Japan has three Huggable Cushions plushe of long Pokemon, including Dratini. They all cost 12,100 JPY, which is around $86.10. You can get plushes of sleepy Dratini, Furret, and Eelektrik.
The Pokemon plushes are 22 x 20 x 113 centimeters, and weigh 810 grams. Length-wise, they're longer than the Ikea Blahaj shark plush, so they're good to hug while sleeping. They're made of polyester materials, which means they're fairly soft and squishy to the touch. So far, there are only Dratini, Furret, and Eelektrik in the Huggable Cushions line of Pokemon plushes. Time will tell if the Pokemon Company releases ones of other long Pokemon, such as Gyarados or Milotic.
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Though they're not long, there have been some other huggable Pokemon plushes released these past few months. For example, Premium Bandai will ship out a giant Snorlax plush on July 15, 2023. Pre-orders for this doll closed in April 2023 though. The Pokemon Center in North America has also released several Squishmallows based on Pokemon like Togepi and Piplup.
The Huggable Cushions Pokemon plushes are readily available from the Pokemon Center in Japan. It does not offer international shipping from its website. So those who wish to purchase them will need to find another vendor or use a proxy service.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 12, 2023 2:00 PM
Square Enix shared the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 schedule ahead of its debut later this month. While July 27, 2023 is a day to check into the event, stage events and streams are planned for July 28-29, 2023. Most notable is the Letter from the Producer Live Part LXXVIII, which will feature Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio "Foxclon" Murouchi discussing things to come for the game.
First, here's the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 schedule for July 28, 2023 from the official site.
Next, here's what to expect from the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 schedule on July 29, 2023.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The 2023 Fan Festival will be held in Las Vegas between July 28-29, 2023. Attendees will get a goody bag with the grapes squishable.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:53 PM
Swimming with sharks is undoubtedly on plenty of people's bucket lists. Sometimes it ends up being the last thing you ever do on your bucket list. Dave the Diver doesn't balk at danger, though, and nothing is too big and bold for his harpoon. The Cookie Cutter Shark in Dave the Diver is definitely one of the most fearsome predators in the depths. However, our portly hero never bats an eye at sticking it with his harpoon and harvesting its delicate flesh for his hungry patrons. Here's where you can find this underwater menace in Dave the Diver if you dare! Where to find and catch Cookie Cutter Shark in Dave the Diver The Cookie Cutter Shark can be found between the depths of 150 to 250 meters. Before you even attempt to find the toothy foe, you must make sure your equipment is up to scratch. Talk to Duff and purchase the necessary upgrades to your diving suit. It needs to be able to reach 250 meters before you can catch the Cookie Cutter Shark. Screenshot by P...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:33 PM
Whenever you defeat a boss in one of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's four main dungeons, that boss will reappear in specific arenas in the Depths for you to challenge again. Aside from serving as an easy way to refight bosses without starting a new playthrough, it also allows you to obtain the bosses' unique rewards. They mostly come in the form of fusible materials for massive increases in attack power, with each one behaving slightly differently. This Tears of the Kingdom guide will talk about every one of these unique boss drops and the perks they provide. The uses of every dungeon boss drop in Tears of the Kingdom The first of these drops, the Colgera Jaw, spawns after you best Colgera, the Wind Temple boss, in the Depths. It comes with an attack power of 36, a potent reward for beating what I and many others see as one of the easiest bosses in the game. Additionally, the Colgera Jaw counts as a sharp material, meaning it can cut trees, vines, ropes, an...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:02 PM
Don't you hate it when you're chewing through Sushi, and you chomp straight into a piece of buckshot? Well, so do the customers in Dave the Diver. As you catch the fish in this charming underwater 8-bit masterpiece from MINTROCKET, you will be awarded better scores depending on how gentle the capture of the fish is. The rankings for each fish go from a measly one start to a godlike three. For the best prices and best recipes, only the three-star fish are suitable. Here's how to catch three-star sharks in Dave the Diver. How to catch 3 Star sharks in Dave the Diver To catch a three-star shark in Dave the Diver, you're going to need to have progressed past the point of the Tuna Party event. This event will award you with the ability to use the Salvage Drone. This drone allows Dave the Diver to extract big fish, like the shark, without any damage. Recovering fish with the drone grants the three-star award. To actually get the sharks ready for extraction, you will firs...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 12, 2023 6:54 PM
Though you'll cut your way through a huge number of monsters during your time with Halls of Torment, you'll leave surprisingly little blood on the floor: your enemies have the courtesy to simply vanish into the aether upon death instead. Because of this, the blood trails you can find in the game feel rather suspicious, and so they should. Following these trails is the key to unlocking one of the game's most crucial secrets, so shrugging them off is a big mistake if you want to reach the end of a run. What are blood trails in Halls of Torment? Keep reading to find out. Unraveling the secrets of the blood trails in Halls of Torment The Bloodstained Book Screenshots by PC Invasion First things first: where can you find the blood trails? They appear in the game's first stage, Haunted Caverns, in an area roughly to the north-west of your starting location. They can be tricky to stumble upon, but thankfully there's a m...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 12, 2023 6:06 PM
Halls of Torment is a game that more than lives up to its title. Presenting a vision of hell that will be eerily familiar to those well-versed in the ARPG genre, it throws you into dank caves and sulfurous wastelands, to fend for yourself against endless waves of pre-rendered minions. It's not just your character that's up against it in this world, however. Early on in your quest you'll find a fellow called the Wellkeeper, trapped in a cage in the Ember Grounds. Freeing him from his predicament will take you a little out of your way, but knowing how to rescue the Wellkeeper in Halls of Torment will pay off handsomely in the long run. Read on to learn how to do so. How to free the Wellkeeper from his Hall-based Torment Head to Ember Grounds Screenshot by PC Invasion In order to free the Wellkeeper, you'll first have to make your way to the second stage in the game, Ember Grounds. You can unlock this stage by defeating the Imp Chieftain boss that spawns early on in r...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 12, 2023 6:32 PM
The game will launch in early 2024
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:34 PM
The PlayStation Plus lineup includes It Takes Two, World War Z, Undertale, and more
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 12, 2023 5:02 PM
According to Simone Bailly, who worked as a voice actor in the original Need for Speed: Most Wanted game.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:08 PM
The producer states the team is considering their options.
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