Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:40 PM
I love The Muppets and Sesame Street. With their loveable puppets and goofy characters, these shows are quintessential children's TV. However, I also have this odd fear. What if the puppets in those shows were real? Like actually existed in our world? Would they all be immortal? Powerful? Controllable? Lucky (I guess)…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 4:30 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 4:25 PM
Things are looking dire for the Overwatch League (OWL), the competitive esports scene built around Blizzard's popular hero shooter, as the company laid off some 50 employees on July 18.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:45 PM
A lot of people never finish the video games they buy. We're all guilty of it, and as a result, we've missed out some pretty memorable finales, both good and bad. For some games, an ending can be a great culmination of hours and hours of storytelling, design decisions, and and interacting with the world around you.…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:35 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:36 PM
Diablo IV's first season arrives on July 20. As was previously announced, players will make new characters with each fresh battle pass. Though it might seem a little unexpected, making new characters on a regular basis is common in the world of Diablo. Sadly, the latest patch might make those future characters of…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:52 PM
Diablo is about to enter a new era with Season of the Malignant when it launches on July 20. It's the series' first stab at a seasonal model and will feature a battle pass and some new challenges, along with story content. Unfortunately, the game's most recent patch has left many fans feeling like the pre-season…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:05 PM
Pokémon Sleep, an official Pokémon-themed free app designed to track your sleep, is out now in select countries via a soft launch following an Android-only beta in places like New Zealand and Australia. And some players have noticed that the app records noises you make while sleeping, like yawning, coughs, or even…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:00 PM
If you, like many others, are very particular about which PC launcher you like to open to play your games and are partial to Steam, you're in luck. Blizzard has announced it's bringing some of its games to the platform, starting with Overwatch 2. So you won't have to worry about keeping the Battle.net launcher that's…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:45 AM
After a decade-long absence, Nintendo's cult-fave real-time strategy series Pikmin is back with a fourth entry. Hitting the Nintendo Switch on July 21, reviews of Pikmin 4 have started popping up—and they're mostly glowing, with the game currently holding a score of 87 on aggregators Metacritic and Open Critic thanks…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:05 AM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:05 AM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:11 AM
With each forthcoming season of Diablo IV requiring a new character, odds are you're going to build a Barbarian or two. For one, they're very straightforward and, while certainly versatile, often easier to jump in with and just start annihilating things.
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:57 PM
Some Destiny 2 armor mods are disabled after players discovered an "infinite ability" exploit, which effectively granted an endless cycle of Super energy in the FPS game. The exploit allowed Destiny 2 Guardians to gain infinite energy, which they could then leverage for continuous Super and other ability regeneration.
Continue reading Some Destiny 2 mods are disabled following bizarre exploitMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 4:33 PM
Steam is my favorite video game library platform, and this is due largely to its continuous improvements. Valve keeps its store in good shape with regular updates, offering players a variety of PC games difficult to find elsewhere. The Steam Workshop, though, has unfortunately been updated far less frequently than other areas of the platform. While it has remained a reliable space for creators and gamers alike, there are changes that the community has looked forward to. Now with the workshop's first update in years, Valve is implementing some of these requested improvements.
Continue reading Valve improves the Steam Workshop with its first update in yearsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:04 PM
July 19, 2023: We checked for new Undawn codes to add to our list and confirmed the ones we have still work.
What are the new Undawn codes? These freebie codes should make the task of surviving a zombie apocalypse a little less daunting. The shambling horrors of the game can easily swarm the town, overwhelming you and your squad. And if you're struggling to procure the necessary provisions like food and ammo between battles, these redeemable items might just save your virtual life.
Undawn is unique as a survival zombie game purely for its multi-platform standpoint. It's available on both PC and mobile, giving you the opportunity to take your chances in a world overrun by the undead no matter where you are. And because it's designed with phones in mind, it's well-optimized for even older PCs. For something similar to play purely on your main machine, check out DBD codes or our list of the best survival games right now.
Continue reading Undawn codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best zombie games, Best free games, Best survival games
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:23 PM
If you haven't seen the absolutely wild Diablo 4 Shred Druid build, then, by Inarius, where have you been? As Blizzard's mammoth RPG game hurtles towards its inaugural season, I asked associate game director Joe Piepiora whether or not the team is hoping to crush Diablo 4's most OP combinations in testing, or whether or not they enjoy watching them wreak havoc on Sanctuary before reining in the chaos.
Continue reading Blizzard doesn't want to "limit" your creative Diablo 4 buildsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:22 PM
I must admit, I double took when I read this: Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam, and other Blizzard games are set to follow. With the iconic FPS game's Steam released date locked in, the company has confirmed that other games will follow in Overwatch 2's footsteps, meaning we may finally see the likes of Diablo and World of Warcraft on Valve's gaming hub.
Continue reading Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam, yes, reallyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:59 PM
If you're playing games on Windows 11 with a high-end mouse, chances are you've encountered inexplicable stutters. While it's natural to assume something's up with your GPU, it turns out that it might actually be your clicker, but Microsoft finally has a solution.
Continue reading Windows 11 update alleviates stuttering but it's not a GPU fixMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:57 PM
July 19, 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.
Continue reading Arm Wrestle Simulator codes July 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:54 PM
It can be a tedious task trying to find out the compatibility status of our favorite Steam Deck games. While you can check the individual status of reach game by visiting their Steam pages, the latest Beta Client update as now made the process even easier for owners of the PC gaming handheld.Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:50 PM
League of Legends Arena is finally out in the wild, challenging players to take down enemy squads in a 2v2v2v2 brawl for the ages. Intertwined with the MOBA's all-new Soul Fighter event, Riot previously commented that the mode was "rushed out" to give League of Legends players something to look forward to this summer. In an exclusive interview with PCGamesN, though, modes product lead Eduardo 'Cadmus' Cortejoso confirms that other projects also took a hit to ensure Arena's release.League of Legends Mythic shop sales, League of Legends patch 13.14, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:38 PM
Install sizes continue to grow by the year, slowly but surely devouring our storage devices byte by byte. However, Nvidia RTX IO may be the solution we've been waiting on to save us from the latest insatiable releases.
Continue reading Nvidia RTX IO is here to improve load times and shrink install sizesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: RTX 4070 review, DLSS explained, Best graphics cards
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:05 PM
What are the best team comps in the League of Legends Arena mode? Arena is a 2v2v2v2 competition, pitting four teams of two champions against each other in increasingly deadly rounds until only one remains. It's all-action, and frankly, a ton of fun, but it can be extremely tough if you don't know what team compositions work well, as what works on the Rift doesn't necessarily work in the Arena.
The free PC game doesn't add new game modes very often, and what they did have (Twisted Treeline) was removed a long time ago to consolidate the playlists. Arena mode, however, has gained huge support while on the PBE, with peons like us, creators, and even pros testing their combat prowess in League of Legends' frenetic new mode. If you plan on stepping into the Arena, you're going to want to know what kind of team composition works best, as choosing ineffectual champions will mean an early exit for you and your partner. Here's our opinion on what League of Legends team comps work best in Arena, as well as an exclusive from the devs at Riot.
Continue reading LoL Arena mode tier list – best team comps according to Riot and usMORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends Mythic shop sales, League of Legends patch 13.14, League of Legends tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:42 AM
Redfall wasn't the game Arkane or Microsoft wanted it to be, as the immersive sim maker put out a co-op vampire slaying RPG in the vein of Far Cry, which didn't live up to expectations. It looks like we're on track for another Arkane Austin single-player game after Redfall though, if a new job listing is anything to go by.Redfall review, Redfall best character, Redfall weapons
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:37 PM
What is the Atlas Fallen release date? Atlas Fallen is an upcoming third-person action RPG developed by Deck13, a Focus Entertainment studio known for games like The Surge and Lords of the Fallen. It's set in a gorgeously detailed fantasy world full of ancient ruins and monsters... lots and lots of monsters.
With the Atlas Fallen release date drawing close, it's time to revisit everything we've heard about this action RPG game so far. Including magical gauntlets, sand wraiths, sword-whips, and a rather evil god, Atlas Fallen has no shortage of promising features. 2023 has been a stacked year already, and there's a chance Atlas Fallen could become one of the best upcoming PC games this year.
Continue reading Atlas Fallen release date, trailers, gameplay, and storyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best RPG games, The best action-adventure games
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:36 AM
What is the next Dreamlight Valley update? Each new update to the valley adds new characters, features, and quests to the life sim, and we already know there's a lot of room for new faces to be added. Fans on social media have previously requested the likes of Cinderella, Belle, and Stitch - and a certain blue alien crash-landed in the valley last year and Belle is on her way, so we know Gameloft are listening.
Despite being in early access, Dreamlight Valley cemented itself as one of the best PC games of last year, with a vibrant community, speedy bug fixes, and regular content updates. We've already had an incredible five large content updates since the game launched just months ago. With "an almost unlimited source" of classic characters to choose from, there's no sign of these updates slowing down yet, with the next Dreamlight Valley update due later this Summer.
Continue reading When is the next Dreamlight Valley update release date?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:33 AM
Terraria is a game packed to the brim with memorable boss fights. From the first time that King Slime falls from the rainy sky, or you read that "You feel an evil presence watching you," the sandbox game is always ready to throw some incredible battles your way. But which of the Terraria bosses is your favorite? The game's creator, Andrew 'Redigit' Spinks, reveals which of them he likes the most, as the team works towards the Terraria 1.4.5 update.
Continue reading Terraria's creator reveals his favorite bossMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Terraria mods, Terraria happiness guide, Terraria bosses guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:53 AM
What is Dreamlight Valley DreamSnaps? The photo feature is an online contest, encouraging you to put your best pics first, and if your photography (and decorating) skills are better than everyone else's, there could be some sweet rewards in it for you.
The first Dreamlight Valley multiplayer feature marked the finish line in our wait for Vanellope Von Schweetz, as the candy racer arrived in the valley in the DreamSnaps update. What's more, if you want the Wreck it Ralph princess to join the other Dreamlight Valley characters, you must first get to grips with your in-game phone and test out the DreamSnaps mechanic. Long after Vanellope settles into the valley though, the DreamSnaps feature will endure, and there will be lots of opportunities for you to win some valuable rewards for your photographic eye.
Continue reading Dreamlight Valley DreamSnaps explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:29 AM
What is the best Honkai Star Rail Kafka build? Kafka, the dangerous and elusive Stellaron Hunter, was a swift fan favorite after her initial TGS debut in 2022. Kafka excels in producing enormous amounts of DoT shock effects and can even follow up the rest of your team's attacks, making her an exciting prospect for players who love to play with their elements.
Kafka's five-star status will make her highly sought after as her first banner drops this August when she finally joins the full roster of Honkai Star Rail characters. Best start saving your Stellar Jade and checking our monthly Honkai Star Rail codes list if you're keen on adding her to your team. If you're still not sold, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and see where she lands.
Continue reading Best Honkai Star Rail Kafka buildMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail review, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:26 AM
Can you respec in Baldur's Gate 3? A big question for players coming into the RPG game, and for those familiar with the respec options in Divinity Original Sin 2, is are we able to, and how soon can we, respec our characters in BG3?
In the inevitability that we change our mind about our chosen BG3 class, or make a mistake with our character, having a respec option is a vital part of the game. DOS2 has the option to fully respec your character using a Magic Mirror available at the beginning of Act 2, but Larian Studios added in an extra option in a further update for players to respec at the beginning of the game. So, how will it work in Baldur's Gate 3?
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 respec explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:57 AM
The Genshin Impact 3.8 update will be reintroducing the anime game's Adventurer's Trials event, allowing players to try out characters they don't have in creative ways. This rerun is titled Adventurer's Trials: Advanced, and it'll be bringing its own spin on the fun, character-specific mini-games that appeared back in Genshin Impact version 3.2.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:52 AM
Fallout 4 mods have kept the Bethesda RPG game feeling new, alive, and, occasionally, a lot more brutally realistic for the last eight years. As we slowly learn more about the Fallout 5 release date, and also look ahead to Starfield, returning to the Commonwealth for another trawl through the Glowing Sea is the ideal way to pass the time, especially now, as a brand-new Fallout 4 mod totally revitalizes the open-world experience by upending Bethesda's NPC AI for much more believable, and much tougher, combat encounters. If you've ever felt like enemies in Fallout 4 are a little rigid or perhaps a bit too dumb, and want something that feels more organic and perilous, this one's for you.
Continue reading Fallout 4 gets super realistic, as mod totally revamps Bethesda's AIMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fallout 4 console commands, Fallout 4 mods, Fallout 4 System Requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:37 AM
What are all the Dreamlight Valley recipes? Cooking is crucial to success in the Disney life sim as you'll need to cook up some tasty grub to earn Dreamlight, make friends, and keep your stamina up. There are over 170 recipes to discover so far, and that's a lot of recipes to keep track of. Luckily, once you've made a recipe once it automatically saves to your recipes list, so we're here to get your recipe book bursting at the seams.
The way to the hearts of all the Dreamlight Valley characters can be found through their stomachs, but it's equally important to keep yourself well-fed, too. Some Dreamlight Valley recipes - like the bouillabaisse recipe - offer more stamina than others, and while some can be obtained from completing quests, such as Remy's ratatouille recipe and Minnie's picnic favourites: crudites and fish sandwiches, others are unlocked by trying different ingredients together. To make it easier to get the most nutritious meals, we've compiled them all below, with five-star recipes offering the most energy.
Continue reading Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes list and how to cook themMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:42 AM
How do you unlock Vanellope in Dreamlight Valley? The sweet speed machine has arrived in the valley as part of the DreamSnaps update, and brings a whole host of new friendship quests - as well as the new photo competition.
The latest Dreamlight Valley update sees the cute Wreck it Ralph princess race into the valley - well, the Dream Castle. And no, she's not part of a new Dreamlight Valley realm. Upon venturing into the Disney game now, you might notice that more floors of the castle are unlocked, but there's no new door to open. However, this reveal does hold the secret to finding the newest addition to the cast of Dreamlight Valley characters. We've glitched into our own valley to try and find the adorable new resident, so read on to find out what we discovered.
Continue reading How to unlock Vanellope in Dreamlight ValleyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:39 AM
Valve is working hard on revamping Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's graphics for the release of its sequel, Counter-Strike 2. Considering CS:GO's incredible longevity, expectations are high for the upcoming team-based shooter ahead of the Counter-Strike 2 release date this summer. As part of Valve's efforts to rework the Overpass map, we've got a glimpse of CS2's water, and it's more than just a pretty face.
Continue reading CS2 Overpass overhaul leaves us reflecting on its stunning new waterMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:19 AM
What is the best gaming mouse? We've put our hands to work testing clickers of every shape and size to help you find a reliable rodent. Down below, you'll find our recommendations and reviews for mice both big and small, premium and cheap. Just don't expect any of them to squeak.
All of our picks for your next palm pal pair nicely with the best gaming keyboard, and some include wireless connectivity, extra MMO buttons, and flashy RGB lighting. We've even chucked in budget computer mouse options for good measure, as you don't have to break the bank to craft the perfect desktop battle station.
Continue reading Best gaming mouse 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:16 PM
Last time, you decided that breech-loading grenade launchers are better than creating construction blueprints. Ruination over creation. Mayhem over order. Destruction over structure. This week, I ask you to choose between joyous trespass and canny preparation. What's better: going on the roof, or one in the chamber?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:26 PM
Trade stocks, play pachinko and live your best '80s life in chill city-pop investment sim STONKS-9800
Ah, the 1980s. We all remember them. (Note: I was born in 1992.) Those days where you could just spend the day making it big on the stock market, before heading out into town to bet on horses, try your luck at pachinko and take it easy to a soundtrack of smooth city pop. Well, I'm guessing that's what it was like anyway - and given how chill retro life stocks-slash-life sim STONKS-9800 makes it all seem, I'm happy enough to bathe in virtual nostalgia.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:55 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:27 PM
Stylish vampire-blasting Max Payne-a-like El Paso, Elsewhere drops its release date in a hip-hop AMV
El Paso, Elsewhere has looked great since the moment it first dived, slowly, into view back in 2021. A little over two years later, the Max Payne-styled vampire-slaying slo-mo-shooter continues to look incredibly stylish as it drops its release date alongside an AMV for one of its hip-hop OST's original tracks.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:55 PM
Portal: Prelude's fan-made prequel gets a fancy RTX remaster, and it costs nothing (except a powerful graphics card)
After zhuzhing up Portal with a shiny RTX version last year, Nvidia is at it again. This time, it's ray-traced the cube-shaped edges of Portal: Prelude, the fan-made mod that serves as a full-length prequel to Valve's beloved puzzler. You can go and download Portal: Prelude RTX for free now, as long as you've got the hardware to run it.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:15 PM
AMD's top-flight graphics card, the RX 7900 XTX, is down to £869 when you buy it on Tech Next Day while using code TND-10. This is the lowest price we've spotted for AMD's fastest GPU since it launched last year and a great deal for a card that originally retailed for north of £999.
This particular model is the Asus Tuf Gaming OC design, which has been well-rated for its thermal efficiency and performance. However, this is a big card, so it's worth checking its dimensions (352.9 x 158.2 x 72.6mm) versus your case to ensure that it will fit, especially in smaller Micro ATX or Mini ATX enclosures.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Our favourite PCIe 4.0 SSD for gaming is less than $100 for a 2TB unit in the US, with Best Buy offering the WD SN850x for $99.99 after a 50% discount from its MSRP.
This is a fantastic deal for a drive that performed admirably in our testing, recording the second-fastest real-world results behind Samsung's more expensive 990 Pro and putting everything else we tested to shame - even PCIe 5.0 opposition.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:34 AM
Diablo 4's big Season 1 patch hit yesterday and the response has been rough. Unsure whether it was justified feedback or just general internet outrage, I've combed through the patch notes, absorbed the forum chat, and hopped back into the game itself to get a feel for things as we head into Season 1. The result? Yes, the feedback is very negative, but for understandable reasons, I reckon.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:20 AM
Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have extended the deadline for their $69 billion merger by three months "to work through the final regulatory issues," according to Microsoft president Brad Smith. The two companies had failed to meet their previous self-imposed deadline of yesterday, July 18th, and Microsoft have now avoided paying a $3 billion fine by renegotiating a new deadline: October 18th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:09 AM
Neopets, the long-running website that featured virtual pets and Flash games, is under brand new management and they're planning a nostalgic comeback. Yesterday, the newly established owners, World Of Neopia, published a blog post to unveil what's next for the '00s petsite, after the previous owners saddled the franchise with dumb NFT rubbish and then shut down.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:30 PM
A new figure of Rei Ayanami from the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series is now available for pre-order. The figure costs 19,800 JPY (or approximately $141), and its scheduled release date in Japan is set as September 2024. The figure is now available for pre-order from the AmiAmi online store and the Evangelion Store. AmiAmi ships outside of Japan. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
Hobby Japan will release the new 1/6 scale figure, and it is a collaboration effort between Amakuni and figure company AmiAmi. The figure is based on Rei's appearance from the earlier Rebuild of Evangelion movies. In it, she's wearing her iconic white plugsuit.
You can check out the new Rebuild of Evangelion figure of Rei Ayanami in more detail in the gallery below.
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In later Rebuild of Evangelion movies, Rei uses a black plugsuit. In Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0, she gets more redesigns as well as part of the story, although her new appearances could be considered spoilers.
Other Amakuni and Hobby Japan figures include the figure of Tae Takemi, the doctor confidant from Persona 5, which received a re-release back in April 2023.
The new Rebuild of Evangelion figure of Rei Ayanami is now available for pre-order from the AmiAmi online store and the Evangelion Store. It costs 19,800 JPY (~$141 USD) and is scheduled to release in Japan on September 2024.
The post Rebuild of Evangelion New Rei Figure Arrives in 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:00 PM
Lots of new NieR Automata anime merchandise is now available for pre-order from the Chara-Ani online store. The lineup includes mobile accessory cases based on character from the series, a series of YoRHa themed merchandise including an astray, a rocks glass, a scrunchie, and a leather keyholder, alongside character cushions, T-shirts, hoodies and other apparel. Pre-orders close on July 23, 2023. [Thanks, Dengeki Hobby!]
The new NieR Automata Ver1.1a merchandise originally appeared as part of a limited-time pop-up shop that released in a variety of Japanese cities between March and June 2023. The merchandise is now being offered online for a limited time. Additionally, the price of all items is reduced 10% off.
Here is the full lineup of goods and prices:
And you can check the items in more detail here as well:
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As a reminder, the NieR Automata Ver1.1a anime series is releasing its four last episodes back to back on July 23, 2023, the same day pre-order for the merchandise close. The items are expected to release on September 2023 in Japan.
The post NieR Automata Anime Merchandise and Clothes Are 10% Off appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 4:30 PM
People will get to see Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis at the 2023 San Diego Comic Con. Square Enix wil have a booth at the event with it. People who attend between July 20-23, 2023 can stop by booth 3829 to play the mobile RPG.
There won't be any panel tied to Final Fantasy VII at SDCC 2023, but there will be the Ever Crisis demo and experiences. The closed beta involved looks at portions set during the Crisis Core and mainline Final Fantasy VII periods. It is uncertain what this event demo will look like.
As for the experiences, there will be two available at all times and another at a specific one. The Cosplay Gathering will only be at 4pm PT on July 22, 2023. There will a Community Mural revealed during the con and photo ops with the mobile game's key art, a Cloud standee, and a Buster Sword. There will also be a daily raffle people can enter if they show they play mobile games like Dissifia FFOO, Dragon Quest Tact, FFBE, Octopath Traveler CotC, Romancing SaGa Re;universe, and War of the Visions FFBE.
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is in development for mobile devices and will appear at San Diego Comic Con between July 20-23, 2023.
The post Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Will Be at San Diego Comic Con appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 4:00 PM
An Oshi no Ko exhibition will be open up for a limited time in the Urawa Parco in Japan from August 25 to September 4, 2023. It'll feature storyboards from the show, as well as replicas of the original art. As well, there will be recreations of the outfits that the idols in Oshi no Ko wore for you to check out. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]
Tickets cost 1000 JPY ($7.15) and you can also get one with an audio guide for 1500 JPY ($10.75). Rie Takahashi, who voices Ai Hoshino in Oshi no Ko, provides the voice in the audio guide in-character. In order to use the audio guide, you have to bring your own smartphone and scan a QR code at the reception.
Aside from art and costumes to look at, there will also be recreations of key scenes from the anime. So far, it looks like there's a model of the stage that the idols perform on for you to take pictures at. There is also exclusive merchandise for the exhibit. They are:
The millet cookies above are different flavors depending on which character you get. For example, Ai's cookies are strawberry-flavored and Aqua's are caramel. You can only get Ai, Aqua, and Ruby cookies at Urawa. Kana, Memcho, and Akane are available at Shinsaibashi.
The Oshi no Ko exhibition will be at Urawa Parco from August 25 to September 4, 2023. Oshi no Ko is available on Crunchyroll.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:30 PM
Square Enix revealed all of the FFXIV merchandise it will sell at Fan Fest 2023 in Las Vegas. The selection included names of items, small pictures, and prices. It also noted the "number," assigned to each one. This way, if someone attends, they can tell the staff member at the product area which numbers they'd like to more quickly place an order.
Here's the full list of items shown in the announcement:
And here's a gallery showing them off, complete with numbers so someone could have a wishlist ready at the event:
We already did see and get a chance to even pre-order some of this FFXIV Fan Fest 2023 merchandise. It appeared during the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXVI. Square Enix then took pre-orders for some via its official storefront. For example the Loporrit and Portly Porxie were already available then.
There's also another kind of merchandise people will get just for attending the event. Everyone with a ticket gets a goody bag. Among its included items is a squishable stress ball shaped like the original Endwalker grapes.
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.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:00 PM
On One Piece Day 2023 (July 22), information about new DLC characters for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will come out. Neither the Tweet itself nor the image accompanying it has any hints as to who else might join the roster. The DLC characters will be announced during the stage event for One Piece Day, which will also be streamed.
Previous DLC characters for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 include Charlotte Katakuri, Vinsmoke Judge, X Drake, and O-Kiku. The thing about these character packs is that they came out during 2020, around when the game initially launched. So the upcoming DLC characters will be the first ones after about three years of inactivity from Bandai Namco for this intellectual property. Previous DLC characters came out in themed packs. For example, Vinsmoke Judge was part of the Whole Cake Island Pack, which featured characters from the eponymous Whole Cake Island Arc.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 came out in 2020 as the sequel to One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. Like several other Omega Force games, it is a musou-like action game. It takes place after the Wano Arc from One Piece and features an original story. It has a roster of over 50 characters, including DLC ones. In 2022, Bandai Namco announced that it shipped over 2 million units of the game since launch.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is readily available for the PS4, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:30 PM
As part of an interview posted to Bandai Namco America's Youtube channel, Tekken 8 Director Katsuhiro Harada stated that the feedback has been so overwhelmingly positive that it made him nervous. The statement was made during episode 2 of "Tekken Talk," which was hosted by Kasumi "Sumichu" Yogi. As well as Harada, the show was also joined by EVO Business Development Director Mark "Markman" Julio and Tekken Project Producer Michael Murray, who translated for Harada.
The statement was prompted by Yogi asking Harada about the feedback he received from fans at events where Tekken 8 was playable. Murray then translated and relayed Harada's answer:
You can watch the full episode of "Tekken Talk" below, with the question being asked at the 20:34 mark and Murray's translated answer appearing at 22:50.
The guests also discussed the upcoming closed network test, where those selected will be able to try out 16 of the different characters in Tekken 8 on PS5 and later on the PC and Xbox Series X as well. Back in May 2023, Harada also attended Combo Breaker 2023, where he drew Chun Li and Mai Shiranui.
Tekken 8 does not currently have a release date, but when it releases it will be available on the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X. A closed beta test will be held on July 21, 2023 for the PS5 and July 28, 2023 for all platforms. However, registration for the beta is currently closed.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 2:00 PM
HoYoVerse announced that the HoYoLAB Leveling Calculator for Honkai: Star Rail characters will be officially supported on PC. It is now available with the latest Tools Update on HoYoLAB. This latest update also adds a few additional features including new map tools and battle records.
The HoYoLAB Leveling Calculator is a tool designed to help Honkai: Star Rail players calculate the materials they require for character leveling. The tool will present the materials required for Character Ascension, Traces, and Light Cones, as well as sum totals for them. This will allow players an easier way to see what materials they need to obtain from Calyxes or other sources.
The Tools Update for Honkai: Star Rail version 1.2 also includes features for the game's maps and battle records. The mapping function now includes the Alchemy Commission and Scalegorge Waterscape areas added in version 1.2, along with locations for readable items and treasures. Battle Records now show the Echo of War and Daily Training scores, making it easier to check daily activity.
Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.2 released on July 19, 2023. It continued the game's main story quest and introduced the playable versions of Kafka and Blade, who had previously only shown up as NPCs in the storyline.
Honkai: Star Rail is available now for PC and mobile devices. A PS5 version is set to release in Q4 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:30 PM
Ques Q announced the re-release of the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax figure of Elizabeth, the Persona 3 Velvet Room attendant. The figure costs 18,480 JPY (or about $132), and it is scheduled to release in Japan sometime on February 2024. Pre-orders for the figure will open on July 20, 2023. A worldwide release hasn't been announced. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
The figure originally released in 2013, and this is the first re-release since it came out. This new re-release includes a new redesigned stand and a redesigned package as well. This Elizabeth figure is carrying the Persona Compendium book that includes all the Persona that the player could register in the original Persona 3, where she made her first appearance.
You can take a better look at the Elizabeth figure in the gallery below.
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As a reminder, Atlus recently announced Persona 3 Reload, releasing for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC . The game is a full remake of the original Persona 3 designed to be more in line with latest entries in the series. The English voice cast for Persona 3 Reload was recently revealed at Anime Expo 2023.
Pre-orders for the re-release of the Elizabeth figure from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will open on July 20, 2023. The figure costs 18,480 JPY (~$132 USD) and it will appear sometime on February 2024 in Japan.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:00 PM
HoYoVerse announced the Honkai: Star Rail Stellaron Hunters Wanted Order Challenge event is now underway. This challenge requires players to either submit videos to TikTok or livestream certain missions within Honkai: Star Rail during the challenge period.
The Wanted Order challenge consists of two options. The first is the Video Challenge, where players are encouraged to make video content about the event missions. These videos must be uploaded to TikTok with the hashtag #StellaronHunters to earn up to 80 Stellar Jade along with Lost Gold Fragments, Adventure Logs and Credits. This challenge is open until August 29, 2023.
The second option is the Live Stream Challenge, where players can stream the missions instead. These streams can be hosted via Twitch, YouTube and TikTok. Streamers will be rewarded with random bounties as they stream. This challenge is open until July 23, 2023.
The event missions for the Honkai: Star Rail Wanted Order Challenge require players to unlock the following achievements:
A fifth mission requires players to check in at a participating milk tea shop in their area.
Honkai: Star Rail is available now for PC and mobile devices. A PS5 version is set to release in Q4 2023. The Honkai: Star Rail Stellaron Hunters Wanted Order Challenge TikTok and livestream event runs until August 30, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:30 PM
Nintendo released a developer interview with the Pikmin 4 team. In it, various people behind it discussed the challenges of trying to attract new players while maintaining the essential essence of Pikmin. It also went over the idea of "Dandori" in Pikmin 4, a recurring concept.
The interview featured five team members. Chief director Yuji Kando, Planning Directors Yutaka Hiramuki and Taku Matoba, Sound Director Mitsuhiro Kida and Pikmin's Creator Shigeru Miyamoto participated. Each member of the team had worked on previous Pikmin titles.
One of the key elements the Pikmin 4 team discussed in the developer interview was the concept of Dandori, which they considered essential to Pikmin. The term Dandori means efficient planning, describing how the player must use their Pikmin effectively. The team looked at various ways to teach the player how to utilize the concept in Pikmin 4, such as implementing Pikmin 3's Mission Mode (now renamed Dandori Challenge) into the game's story.
The team also discussed how to make Pikmin 4 more accessible to newcomers. Past games in the series had been considered difficult, so they were eager to add new elements that would improve that. This is where the space dog Oatchi, the invincible Glow Pikmin and the Rewind Time feature came in, allowing players more space to experiment.
Pikmin 4 will be released for Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Crunchyroll announced the release date for the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 English dub. It will show up on the service this week on July 20, 2023. People can catch it at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET/10:30pm CET. It also shared the voice actors for the game. This dub will be followed by five others throughout July and August 2023. However, there are no dates for the French and German ones yet.
First, here's the cast of English voice actors for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. Kaiji Tang, Lex Lang, and Ryan Bartley all reprise their roles.
Here's the schedule for dubs for the show so far.
In other English dub news, you can hear some of the voice actors in the trailer for the Jujutsu Kaisen video game. When Bandai Namco announced Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash, it included footage of Gojo, Yuji, Nobara, and Megumi fighting and talking.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 is now airing in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll, with the English dub debuting on July 20, 2023. The first season is also on the service. Viz Media handles the manga localization and publishing.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:30 AM
Square Enix recently shared new information about a Final Fantasy X Blitzball Easter egg included in Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion and its original release. It involves various Gun Bull Head robot enemies in Crisis Core: FFVII being named after Final Fantasy X Blitzball players. These enemies can be found during the sniper minigame in Chapter 9.
The original Japanese tweet shared by the FFVII Remake Twitter account reads as follows:
You can also check out the original tweet talking about the Crisis Core FFVII FFX Easter egg here:
The sniper minigame occurs during Chapter 9 on the Nibel Plains, and shortly after the Nibelheim escape section of the game. In it, Zack has to defeat several Gun Bull Head robots before they flee and alert Shinra troops. While the tweet shared the Japanese names of the Gun Bull Heads, the localized English names of the robots coincide with the names of the Blitzball players in FFX.
The previous Crisis Core: FFVII bit of information shared by Square Enix relates to the Turks, and their tasks within Shinra.
Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:00 AM
The Hololive EN official Twitter account announced that the Holostars Tempus first anniversary will be delayed. This follows Vtubers Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond's activities abruptly halting activities earlier in July 2023. No exact details beyond "unforeseen circumstances" were offered. There was also no update on the two Vtubers and the nature of their break.
Here's the official Holostars Tempus first anniversary announcement from the Hololive EN Twitter. In addition to noting the "celebration" won't happen as planned, it included an apology.
The Holostars Tempus first anniversary would likely have happened on either July 22, 2023 or July 23, 2023. That would mark the debut of Regis Altare, Axel Syrios, Vesper Noir, and Magni Dezmond. The concept behind this group is that they're an adventurer guild of sorts, with Machina x Flayon, Gavis Bettel, Josuiji Shinri, and Banzoin Hakka joining the crew a year later in January 2023.
Vesper Noir's last stream was a World of Warcraft one on July 6, 2023. Magni Dezmond's last one was a collab with Nijisanji's Kyo Kaneko on July 6, 2023. Both were supposed to do a Digital Art Lesson stream together on July 8, 2023. Neither performer has tweeted or appeared online since the Hololive EN Twitter account announced both Holostars Tempus' members activities would be paused. This all also happened after both received new character models.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:30 AM
Bandai Namco will release two new Naruto Shippuden figures of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha in their 20th Anniversary special costumes. The figures will appear in select arcades and other amusement facilities throughout Japan from July 20, 2023 as prizes. The figures are roughly 16 cm or 6.3 inches tall, and they are part of Banpresto's Bandai Spirits line of merchandise. [Thanks, Dengeki Hobby!]
Naruto's kimono is decorated with a pattern inspired by one of his signature moves, the Rasengan, and his mask is also inspired by the Nine-Tails beast Kurama. Meanwhile, the Sasuke figure wears a mask inspired by Susanoo, the ultimate technique of the Uchiha Clan which is only available to those who have mastered the Mangekyo Sharingan in both eyes. You can check out the 20th Anniversary outfit Naruto and Sasuke figures in more detail here:
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The 20th Anniversary Outfit versions of both Naruto and Sasuke first appeared as unique characters in the mobile game Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage.
Additionally, Animate fair will offer new Naruto merchandise for the anime series' 20th Anniversary, and it includes a variety of beloved characters dressed in Japanese clothing.
The new Naruto Shippuden figures of Naruto and Sasuke wearing the 20th anniversary special costumes will appear as prices in select amusement facilities throughout Japan from July 20, 2023.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:31 PM
Patch 6.45 raised the level cap on Blue Mage to 80 and added new spells from the Shadowbringers areas of the game for Blue Mages to add to their arsenal, on top of a snazzy near gearset. If you're eager about Blue Mage content, here's a quick guide on how to get all new Blue Mage Spells in FFXIV 6.45. Overview There are 20 new spells in total to collect. As per usual, you have to wait for the mob to use the spell before you can kill it and try for the chance to learn the spell. Only three of them are from overworld mobs this time, the rest are in duties. You'll have the easiest time farming the spells if you bring along friends who are not Blue Mages to heal and DPS for you, especially for the duties, or a full party of Blue Mages for farming purposes. But failing that, you could always try the combination of Moon Flute, Bristle, Off-Guard, and Final Sting/Self-Destruct to see if you can take the boss down with you. All Blue Mage Spells in FFXIV 6.45: Fro...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:32 PM
One of the most interesting activities you'll partake in while playing Story of Season: A Wonderful Life is cooking. In your own home, you can start cooking by using a recipe, or winging it and hoping you figure one out. There are dozens of unique food recipes to discover in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, so here's a list of them all. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life recipe list When you decide to cook a meal, you have the option to pick one to three ingredients. Some recipes in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life only need one, while others require two or three. This makes discovering new recipes a bit of a challenge. While you can talk to the sprites in the forest to learn some recipes, you can also learn some from completing Requests on the Bulletin Board in town. Otherwise, you'll have to figure the rest out for yourself. Luckily, we've got you covered, so here are all the recipes in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. Screenshot by PC Inv...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:28 PM
Both Naughty Dog and Iron Galaxy have been slowly but surely working to fix up the PC port of The Last of Us Part 1 after its less-than-stellar launch back in March. The most recent result of their labor, the new 1.1.1 update for The Last of Us Part 1, just went live yesterday along with a decently extensive list of patch notes. Many of the fixes in this patch pertain to crashes and issues with the graphics and UI. For the complete list of patch notes for Update 1.1.1, visit Naughty Dog's official website. A small sampling of the new fixes One of the crashes that the update patches out had a chance of occurring whenever the player restarted a Permadeath Speedrun after getting a game over. Another crash addressed by the patch would occasionally happen if the player rapidly swapped between skins they had unlocked. Additionally, the patch removed a crash exclusive to the Left Behind DLC portion of the game, which could crop up if, when beginning this side chapter, the player ha...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:27 PM
Respawn Entertainments' second galactic Star Wars adventure following Cal Kestis contains plenty to see and do. Where Jedi: Fallen Order presented a more linear explorable world, Jedi: Survivor opens up large areas with plenty of secrets waiting to be found. Our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor hub covers guides, walkthroughs, locations for secrets and collectibles, and answers to common questions to help get you through. Outside of the main storyline, Respawn significantly scaled up the number of secret areas, traversal sections, puzzles, and discoverable bosses. We've dedicated plenty of guides to finding and solving these challenges, making Cal look the way you want, and maxing out his abilities. New and returning players likely have many questions as to how the sequel differs from the original, so we've answered common questions, too. Lastly, there are some articles on common technical issues, menu-related topics, performance optimizations, and accessibility features. ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 19, 2023 3:18 PM
If you've played any modern first-person shooter, you probably notice how your gun can have two types of scopes on your weapon. The first one is the main scope, which is the sight you'll be primarily using. The second is your canted sight that can be used for different rages. Based on what type of scopes you have, you can be versatile in every firefight. BattleBit: Remastered features this mechanic, however, I can't recall the game telling me how to do it. I have over 20 hours of playtime, and I just figured out how to use it. To save you a lot of time, this guide on how to equip and use two scopes in BattleBit: Remastered should help. BattleBit: Remastered: How to equip and use two scopes To add the second sight, you have to be in the Loadout section, and then hover over the canted sight label on the weapon. Just like every attachment in BattleBit: Remastered you must unlock the canted sights through kills. On top of that, you can change it like other things in your loadout....
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:44 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 19, 2023 5:00 PM
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Level Up Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:04 AM
Diablo IV's first season, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/07/06/diablo-ivs-season-of-the-malignant-kicks-off-july-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Season of the Malignant, kicks off tomorrow, July…