Week in Review: The top stories in phones, computing, and more

Apple is getting into AI, Samsung Unpacked preview, John Boyega teases a Star Wars return
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July 21, 2023
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The near-constant chatter about all things AI is almost starting to make the revolutionary technology seem mundane – but not this week. A new rumor that Apple – yes, Apple – might be finally dipping its tech toes into AI waters has set the innovation-obsessed world on its ear.

It might mean that Apple is ready to join Microsoft, Google, OpenAI and others in the fast-moving chatbot space. So wiill Apple produce an 'Apple GPT'? It's unclear, but we've been digging into the details and exploring the possibilities, all while preparing for what will surely be the biggest story of next week: Samsung Unpacked.

As I write this, I’m packing for South Korea to attend Samsung’s first hometown Unpacked event, at which we're expecting to see new foldable phones, wearables, tablets, and maybe more. And I've barely scratched the surface of all that went on this week (Star Wars exclusive, anyone?), so let’s get to it…
Lance Ulanoff, US Editor-in-Chief
The week in AI
Apple is working on a ChatGPT rival, but it's a long way off
Apple CEO Tim Cook (Getty Images)
Rumor has it that Apple is working on its own generative AI products to take on the likes of ChatGPT, Google Bard and Microsoft's Bing AI, and the results could be transformative for the iPhone. We're not expecting to see or hear anything official any time soon though.
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The week in phones
Samsung says its next foldables will be thinner and lighter
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Future)
We're expecting to see the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Z Flip 5 at Samsung's July 26 Unpacked event, and while not officially confirming the phones' existence, a Samsung exec has said its upcoming foldables are "slimmer and lighter" than ever before.
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The Week in Entertainment
John Boyega says he's 'open' to future Star Wars movies
Boyega could return to the Star Wars universe after all (Lucasfilm)
In a stunning turnabout, John Boyega has exclusively told TechRadar that he's "open" to appearing in a future Star Wars movie. Boyega didn’t leave the franchise on the best terms, and few were seriously expecting him to return to the galaxy far, far away.
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The week in computing
Intel's next processors could blow the MacBook Air away
More Intel CPUs are on the way (Intel)
Leaked data on the upcoming Arrow Lake processors from Intel suggests that we're in line for some groundbreaking performance when they finally launch – which should in turn mean we'll see lightweight Windows laptops ready to take on Apple's MacBook Air.
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The week in audio
The premium Beats Studio Pro headphones are finally here
Say hello to the Beats Studio Pro (Beats)
After a pile of rumors and leaks, and amid high levels of anticipation, the Beats Studio Pro headphones from Apple are here. It's been a six-year break for Beats products, but these high-end cans look to have plenty to offer to make them worth the wait.
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Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 1:00 PM

I started regularly playing competitive online games in 2007, with the launch of Halo 3. Back then, participating in in-game voice chat was harrowing for a 17-year-old girl whose voice betrayed her gender and her youth. I was subjected to such frequent and horrific hostility (rape threats, misogynist remarks, sexually…


Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 12:50 PM

Whether you're making a character in the Seasonal or Eternal Realm, the Necromancer is wildly destructive and a beautifully grotesque character to build out. As you command the forces of the undead, you'll bend death to your will, summoning corpses, monstrosities, and wicked weapons.


Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 11:10 AM

AI's ability to (usually) produce grammatically correct syntax sure is impressive, but there is no actual intelligence behind the text, meaning that the way you and I would suss out the validity of some statements, or come up with original thoughts in response to some detail or event, isn't present in AI-generated…


Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 10:25 AM

The Epic Games Store is running a summer sale with some solid discounts on big games ranging from Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding to the just-released Dead Island 2, making the next few weeks a hot time to flesh out your PC backlog.


Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 10:00 AM

Summer weekends mean fresh air, sunny beaches, barbeque—oh, who am I kidding? This is "I'm locked inside all day bathed in air conditioning and glued to a video game" weather, and this weekend we've got some more games for you to consider adhering to. Our guide this week features some more retro delights, a neat way…


Kotaku Friday, July 21, 2023 9:15 AM

1987 saw the start of something huge, though no one knew it at the time. Capcom's Street Fighter seemed like just another arcade game. Nice graphics, sure, but no one could have guessed that just four years later its sequel would spark a revolution that transformed arcades as we knew them. Suddenly everyone and their…


PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:31 PM
     New League of Legends modes won't just be

League of Legends' latest game mode, Arena, is now out in the world, allowing players to dive into TFT-inspired 2v2v2v2 action. Ahead of League of Legends Arena's release, we asked modes product lead for League of Legends Eduardo 'Cadmus' Cortejoso what future modes will look like and, somehow, they apparently won't focus on MOBA gameplay.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends Mythic shop sales, League of Legends patch 13.14, League of Legends tier list

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:30 PM
     Best Steam Deck games 2023

What are the best Steam Deck games? Narrowing down the list of the best Steam Deck games is no easy task, as the device is capable of playing a myriad of genres and titles from across the decades. Yet whether you play your Steam Deck in small bursts, have it hooked up to an external display, or use it as your official travel buddy, there are perfect games for every occasion.

Continue reading Best Steam Deck games 2023
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PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:29 PM
     The 27 best Minecraft mods 2023

What are the best Minecraft mods in 2023? Every game of vanilla Minecraft might already be very different, but the best Minecraft mods go one step further to provide an entirely new experience over a decade into the game's lifespan. Whether you love creative building, terrifying survival, or speedrunning the story, there's sure to be a mod for you. From interface changes, to tools to aid your hours of exploration, and even new mobs, you have the option to make Mojang's classic even better on PC.

The following list compiles some of the best Minecraft mods out there right now. All are divided into sections, depending on what you want to do with the sandbox game – from simple utility changes to deep, intricate Minecraft mods you can get lost in for months. If you like to browse, the Minecraft CurseForge game mods hub has a whole section dedicated to the best Minecraft mods and add-ons - as well as equivalents for many of the other best PC games right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:30 PM
     Upcoming PC games 2023 and beyond

What are the best upcoming games this year? If you're anything like us, you're time is already stretched trying to play all the great games out right now... but it's not slowing down any time soon. Hope, anticipation, agony, and elation (plus exhaustion) - it's the endless cycle of emotions we go through during the annual PC release schedule.

Year in, year out, games are produced in such varying degrees of quality that not a single one of them is destined for certain success. some of the best PC games of all time are released alongside utter disasters, series are born while others dwindle, and occasionally a game actually lives up to our expectations. Below you'll find all the upcoming PC games you should keep on your radar, including horror games, that highly anticipated space game, and story games, as well as their expected release dates.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:23 PM
     AMD Radeon RX 7800 release date speculation

When is the AMD Radeon RX 7800 release date? Team red's bid for the midrange graphics card market likely isn't far off, and we're excited to see how its efforts like the prospective Radeon RX 7800 stack up against this generation's other GPUs. Official announcements from AMD have been few and far between, but this is everything we know about the RX 7800.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Ryzen 7000 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:14 PM
     Genshin Impact art contest winners have prizes revoked for tracing

The Genshin Impact Joyous Summer art contest winners were announced early this week, but now, just a few days later, some of these winners have been accused of breaking the rules. As a result, HoYoverse has revoked prizes from some of the winners after many members of the anime game's community pointed out that those participants appear to have traced other artwork, or used AI-generated art to win the Genshin Impact contest.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:12 PM
     Minecraft camel – how to find and tame the desert mob

How do you tame a Minecraft camel? You might think camels have very little to offer when there are existing rideable Minecraft mobs like the horse and llama. You'd be wrong: there's more to this hump-backed mammal than you think.

This cute Minecraft mob adds character to the game's deserts and badlands, previously among the least-developed Minecraft biomes. Appropriately, as we mention below, the new mob has some great mechanics for adventuring across these sparse lands. The Minecraft camel also has an adorable standing animation, reflecting its real-world movement, and aids as a representation for Minecraft players around the world.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:25 PM
     Honkai Star Rail next banner and 1.2 banners

What is the current and next Honkai Star Rail banner? If you want to acquire the best five-star characters for your team, then wishing on banners is your best bet. Banners rotate on a regular basis, so it can be difficult to decide whether to go all-in on the current banner or wait for the next one. Our banner schedule includes character speculation for the 1.2 update, and will ensure that no Stellar Jade goes to waste.

The Honkai Star Rail banner system almost entirely relies upon the luck of the draw, where you can trade in your hard-earned Star Rail passes for the opportunity to redeem the best Honkai Star Rail characters and Light Cones. If you're new to Hoyoverse's gacha-driven free PC games, our crash course to Honkai Star Rail Warps is invaluable for understanding banners and how they work, including the pity system. Now that we've got you up to speed, here's the lowdown for the current and next banner in Honkai Star Rail.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Honkai Star Rail review, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail tier list

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:56 AM
     Star Wars TIE Fighter has a full remake, available to play right now

A Star Wars TIE Fighter remake, which rebuilds and expands one of the best Star Wars games using the engine from X-Wing Alliance, is available to play, with a brand-new update, right now. Originally released in 1994, Star Wars TIE Fighter is the predecessor to other LucasArt dogfight sims like Jedi Starfighter and Rogue Squadron, and even has a tangential link to Bethesda's Starfield (more on that later). Now, you can play the whole game, complete with ray tracing, improved visuals, overhauled gameplay, extra ships, and more, and it's available right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Star Wars games, Best old games, Best space games

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:55 AM
     Avowed release date speculation, gameplay, trailers, and more

When is the Avowed release date? Taking place in the same universe as Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity series, this RPG is a return to a fantasy setting in quite some time for the Microsoft-owned developer, after its previous few games took us to space, a back garden, and 16th century Bavaria.

Of course, with an ambitious RPG game that borrows a lot from the best first-person adventures, Avowed has changed a lot since its original development. It has moved away from a massive open world romp, instead adopting a structure similar to The Outer Worlds. So as the Avowed release date gets nearer, let's dive into the world of Eora once more with a different perspective and see what is in store for us.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Avowed release date, Best RPG games, Best story games

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:02 PM
     Starfield walkthrough, tips, and how-to guides

Where can I find a Starfield walkthrough? If you're looking for information on everything Starfield-related, you've come to the right place. It's no secret that the Settled Systems are a vast expanse, and there's an exhaustive amount of stuff to do. We don't blame you if you're feeling a tad overwhelmed – but relax and take a breath, because we're here to help you hunt down the right gun, NPC, or companion for you.

Our Starfield walkthrough contains a varied collection of how-to guides across a range of different topics. From dialogue mechanics to character creation, you can consider PCGamesN your one-stop shop for all things Starfield. So, whether you're a keen-eyed sandwich bandit or bumbling space pirate, take your hand off the rage quit button and take a look at our guides instead.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:40 AM
     How to fix the Diablo 4 start game pending error

How do you fix the Diablo 4 start game pending error? This notification appears alongside the message 'pending while queued', which doesn't fully explain why it appears you can't log in. Take a deep breath – we're here to help you investigate, and get to the root cause of the problem.

Sadly, Diablo 4 doesn't come with an offline mode – so there's no way of avoiding the Diablo 4 start game pending error when it occurs. Our complete list of error codes can help you identify the root cause of any issue preventing you from accessing Blizzard's ARPG. For the time being, here's how to fix the Diablo 4 start game pending error, so you can get back to building the best Diablo 4 classes in no time.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:37 AM
     Armored Core 6 borrows Warhammer 40k's most disgusting feature

We've finally caught a glimpse into the woeful world of Armored Core 6; a myriad of mechanized madness brought to life in FromSoftware's grim, gritty style. The latest trailer for the upcoming PC game shows off a battle-hardened new mech, as well as providing some insight into Armored Core 6's story. What we didn't expect, though, was the fact that our pilot protagonists may just be, well, dead.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best robot games, Armored Core 6 release date, Games like Dark Souls

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:45 AM
     The Witcher Remake release date speculation

When is The Witcher Remake release date? Given that this remake of the classic PC RPG game has only recently been announced, it's far too early to tell when exactly you can play it. However, some of you may want to know more about the ambitious remake of the first Witcher adventure and if it's the best place to hop into the series.

The original was far from the best PC game ever on release, but it was a fan favorite, so perhaps a remake with more polish will put it over that threshold. While the original RPG game was made by CD Projekt Red using BioWare's Aurora Engine, The Witcher Remake is instead "being rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5" by Fool's Theory. The Polish development studio also assists Larian with 'gameplay and tools programming support' for Baldur's Gate 3 and previously assisted People Can Fly with 'level design, meshing, and program support' for Outriders. Several veteran staff who helped make The Witcher will be part of this project, and CD Projekt Red will provide 'full creative supervision'.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Witcher is still hugely atmospheric, The making of The Witcher

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 12:00 PM
     Starfield plants explained

Which plants are in Starfield? As you explore every Starfield planet, you will discover a range of unique flora and fauna to analyze and add to your database. Before you take a trip to one of the 1,000+ planets on offer, your ship provides you with a breakdown of everything the planet has, including its flora and whether you've already seen it.

When you spot a Starfield plant, your suit comes equipped with a special visor that lets you keep track of everything the planet has to offer. If you happen to scan every unique item available, a message pops up saying "Ecological Consortium", meaning you've seen everything on the planet. Find out the uses for each of the plants in the space game to further your Starfield research projects knowledge, unlocking new skills and experience points.

Continue reading Starfield plants explained
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PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:31 AM
     GTA 5 money cheat

Looking for a GTA money cheat? There's something so appealing about roaming the streets of Los Santos with a limitless credit card, heading into every shop like you're about to go on a spending spree. They say money can't buy you happiness, but those people clearly never experienced life in Los Santos on a strict budget.

Fortunately, we have plenty of Grand Theft Auto V cheats that should be able to satisfy almost every need you have. Give our GTA 5 cheats guide a read to see which vehicles are available to spawn right away, in addition to the console commands that can instantly change the way you play the open-world game. Here's what you need to do to activate the GTA money cheat.

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PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:50 AM
     Harry Potter Magic Awakened codes July 2023

July 21, 2023: We've checked for any new Harry Potter Magic Awakened codes and confirmed the one we have still works.

What are the new Harry Potter Magic Awakened codes? You're about to find out. The new mystical CCG adventure lets you live out your best life at Hogwarts, not only attending classes, but social clubs like a rhythm-based dance with the one and only Professor McGonagall. If you're serious about your studies, you'll want what these codes offer.

So what's the whole point of Harry Potter Magic Awakened codes anyway? That's easy. By keeping on top of the latest redeem offers, you'll naturally have access to more Harry Potter Magic Awakened cards and in-game currencies than those who don't, giving you more chances to find the best cards in the newest banners, building the best Harry Potter Magic Awakened decks, and seeing how your collection stacks up to the Harry Potter Magic Awakened tier list as well.

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:34 AM
     BattleBit guns tier list – best weapons

What are the best BattleBit guns? With servers that can take up to 254 players, you're going to need a BattleBit tier list featuring the best weapons open on a second screen or device. Unless you're picking the right class and rolling out with the best gun, you're going to struggle to fight through the rabble and capture the nearly two-dozen maps available at launch.

BattleBit has flown to the top of the Steam charts in mid-2023 as a fresh, chaotic, and ridiculously large online shooter that's trying to pull off what big-budget releases have promised yet struggled to deliver for years. If you want to dominate the battlefield, you're going to need to best weaponry, so here are the best guns to use in Battlebit.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: BattleBit guns, BattleBit codes, BattleBit servers

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:25 AM
     Genshin Impact events – all current and upcoming events

Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.

There are usually a number of Genshin Impact events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. Similar to some of the best RPG games, the rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:28 AM
     Dead by Daylight devs just bought the co-creators of FPS Killing Floor

Behaviour Interactive, the Canadian studio behind Dead by Daylight and Meet Your Maker, recently announced their acquisition of AntiMatter Games, known for their part in the Killing Floor games. In an exclusive interview with PCGamesN, executive vice presidents Wayne Meazza and Stephen Mulrooney tell us what this means for the future of the DBD studio, and that their only focus is creating unique gaming experiences across multiple genres - and potentially, given Antimatter's history, more FPS games.

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PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:27 AM
     Evade codes July 2023

July 21, 2023: We checked for new Evade codes and removed any expired ones.

What are the current Evade codes? If you're a fan of horror-based Roblox games, then you may want to check out Evade. You need to flee from the pursuing image files before they catch you. These terrifying images take many forms, including Freedy Fazbear, Sans, and even the Angry Videogame Nerd. The better you perform, the more currency you can get to buy items to help you in the next game.

As a horror game with no gacha system, there aren't all that many new Evade codes. After monitoring the game for some time, we've not seen any new codes in quite some time, but you may miss out when they are announced. There are plenty of other Roblox games that do have codes, so you might want to grab some free stuff by entering Project Slayers codes, Striker Odyssey codes, and Motorcycle Mayhem codes in-game.

Continue reading Evade codes July 2023
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PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:18 AM
     Death Stranding 2 release date speculation, cast, trailer, and story

When is the Death Stranding 2 release date? Hideo Kojima himself has confirmed that it is on the way, after all. Not a whole lot of official information has been revealed at all about Death Stranding 2, but there are some things we know about the next Kojima Productions release, including speculation on the release date, cast details, story beats, trailers, and more.

So, what's next for Sam, Fragile, and Louise, the stars of one of the best PC games in recent years? Here's everything we know about the Death Stranding 2 release date so far, including (a lot) of speculation regarding the storyline in the open-world game. If you haven't played the first Death Stranding, beware that there are some minor spoilers ahead.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Death Stranding 2 revealed, Death Stranding 2 release date speculation, Hideo Kojima's making a VR game

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:16 AM
     Total War Warhammer 3 adds long-awaited Immortal Empires features

Total War Warhammer 3 is without question one of the most ambitious strategy games we've ever seen on PC, and it just got even better. A Total War Warhammer 3 update includes several long-awaited features for its mammoth Immortal Empires campaign mode, along with ways to more directly influence the difficulty of enemy AI during battles and a range of new landmark buildings.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:29 AM
     The best Baldur's Gate 3 weapons

What are the best Baldur's Gate 3 weapons? In Dungeons and Dragons games, weapons come in all shapes and sizes. While many characters can wield a simple proficiency dagger or club, it takes a degree of skill to master using the more complex martial weapons such as a Battleaxe.

Depending on which of the many Baldur's Gate 3 classes your party members specialize in, there are different factors to consider when determining which are the best in the RPG game. Some have enhanced damage output if they hit an enemy, while others come with a unique weapon skill. Finding the rarest gear in Baldur's Gate 3 will take you into uncharted territory and even dangerous dungeons. This information is going to be crucial when it comes to combat as we rapidly approach the Baldur's Gate 3 release date. As you take that long rest at one of the game's camps, it may be worth looking at our top picks below for the locations where you can find the best weapons.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

PCGamesN Friday, July 21, 2023 11:26 AM
     Treasure Quest codes July 2023

July 21, 2023: We checked for new Treasure Quest codes and removed any expired ones.

What are the valid Treasure Quest codes for July 2023? According to Scrooge McDuck, the best thing in life is wealth. While you can't swan dive into a sea of bullion in Treasure Quest, you can collect enough gold to outperform the GDP of a small country, and with these codes, you can get a bunch of free stuff along the way.

Braving your way through dungeons, slaying monsters, and carrying as much bullion as your little arms can manage is a tough ask, so we have all the currently active Treasure Quest codes to make the job a little easier. If you want more freebies in other popular Roblox games, check out our Project Mugetsu codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Blox Fruit codes guides.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 1:27 PM

The devs behind flailing fisticuffs multiplayer game Gang Beasts have revealed their hopes to resurrect its predecessor as their next major project, a decade after Boneloaf's second wobbly wrestling hit took off and derailed their initial plans.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 12:58 PM

Sometimes, it feels like the age of the classic 3D platformer is long behind us. Then, I see a game like Pseudoregalia and feel that burst of excitement at the chance to double-jump, wall-run and parkour my way around the world. In even better news, I won't have to wait long to play it, as it's out on Steam next week.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 12:25 PM

Calling Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon's latest snippet of video a 'story trailer' is maybe a bit generous on FromSoftware's part. There are dashes of story setup here in enigmatic dialogue between a mysterious Handler Walter and their even more mysterious anonymous boss. But let's be real: you're here for mechs rendered in gloriously gritty CG. On that front at least, Fires of Rubicon's latest look doesn't disappoint.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 12:14 PM

Apex Legends players are deliberately avoiding each other to last longer in the team battle-royale shooter's ranked mode, according to devs Respawn. That's a bit of a problem when it's a multiplayer game about, y'know, shooting - so the studio plans to target what it says is a rising trend of "ratting" in the upcoming Season 18.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 11:55 AM

With the news that Assassin's Creed Mirage won't get any post-launch DLC, we of the Electronic Wireless Show podcast are wondering: what are some good games that only need playing once? Not out of a lack of enjoyment or interest, but because they were so satisfying that they left nothing else to want. Or because it would be too hard to recapture the joy of a first playthrough. Or maybe because they just ended really damn well. Whatever the reasoning, join us as we ponder our favourite games that we've never returned to.

Plus! We chat about the games we have been playing, from Nate's eel-dense management adventures in Clanfolk to my wilfully patch note-ignorant return to Minecraft. I also explain Team Fortress 2's new seal mode, and Nate hijacks my thrilling hardware section on EU battery legislation to improvise a new trip up the Tower of Jocularity.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 11:55 AM

Based on the shooter series of the same name, the Borderlands film now has an official release date: August 9th, 2024. The action-comedy adaptation wrapped principal shooting in 2021, but it's been somewhat stuck in post-production limbo ever since with several rounds of reshoots pushing out the release further than expected.

This comes after reports that co-writer Craig Mazin - best known as the showrunner behind HBO's The Last Of Us and Chornobyl - removed his name from the project in favour of a pseudonym. More recently, Mazin confirmed to Variety that the pen name reports were false and he's instead "not a credited writer" on Borderlands at all anymore. Mazin is instead focusing on The Last Of Us' second season.

The Borderlands was mostly directed by Eli Roth, known for his work on the Hostel films and Cabin Fever. Roth was reportedly busy during reshoots, however, so studio Lionsgate enlisted the help of Tim Miller, the director behind Deadpool, to helm the project for a few weeks.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 10:58 AM

Krillbite Studio are good at making unsettling games, from the toddler-horror Among The Sleep to the eerie corporate follow-up Mosaic. But the team have announced their next project and - surprise - they're putting on a happy face with Fruitbus, a joyful open world game about running a food truck. Yummy food and seemingly friendly animals? That's good vibes. Get a taste below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 10:30 AM

Crime O'Clock is a game that should (apologies in advance) tick (sorry) a lot of boxes for me. There's a time-travelling detective story at the heart of it, in which you and a very Minority Report-style AI work together to stop crimes that will disrupt the one true timeline throughout history, and it's all played out on gorgeous black and white tableaus like Adriaan de Jongh's wonderful Hidden Folks. You'll rewind and fast forward time to plot suspicious movements, track stolen objects as they move across town, and work out who (or what) is causing all this chaos. I'm having good fun with it, but I do wish it would stop whisking me away from its lovely maps to go and complete yet another tedious mini-game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 9:33 AM

The Asus ROG Ally has once again made itself impossible to write about without also mentioning the Steam Deck. Its latest BIOS update - out now via the MyAsus app – includes a fix that allows the handheld Windows PC to correctly run in its fastest, power-hungriest Turbo mode when connected to sufficiently high-wattage, third-party docking stations and USB-C hubs. In other words, it now works with more of the best Steam Deck docks.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 9:15 AM

Developer Videocult have announced Airframe Ultra, a multiplayer battler where you race across a grimy industrial city on sick hoverbikes. I certainly wasn't expecting the team behind Rain World's cute slugcats to make such a drastic left turn. Take a look at the cool bike slides and low-poly world below:

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 6:47 AM

The Steam Sim Fest is the latest genre-specific event, discounting dozens of games about emerging cities, dad hobbies, tactical warfare, and other stimulating simulations. Heavy hitters such as Disney Dreamlight Valley and the newest Bus Simulator are enjoying nice discounts, but as always, some hidden gems require a little bit of scrolling. The sales last until July 24th, so here are some good old recommendations from the event.

Surprise! Lakeburg Legacies is a hybrid between village management and mediaeval matchmaking , and it's out now with a 15% sale bringing the price down to £16.50/$19.50. Love is almost as hard-to-manage as the economy, but worry not, a soothing storybook aesthetic should make this one slightly less stressful than couple's therapy and/or mayoral duties.

Wobbly person sim Human: Fall Flat has a hefty 70% discount and is currently £4.80/$6.50. To celebrate the puzzle-platformer's seventh anniversary, the team are also sharing some mysterious news tomorrow. That's in addition to a new level coming in August, so look forward to more clumsy flailing.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, July 21, 2023 6:30 AM

I can't remember the last time I struggled so much to get through a game.

You misunderstand. I'm not saying ΔV: Rings Of Saturn is a chore or grind. I found it hard because any time I boot it up, I can get lost for hours just playing it. Not trying to win, not following the story, not looking for (ugh) "progression". Just mining, exploring, idly drifting through the void. It is a game I don't want to exhaust because I'm enjoying it too much. I went back in "for a quick dive" twice during this intro.

It doesn't have Content. It's not one of those compulsive, manipulative forever games. You could barge efficiently through it, finding probably all its secrets and items as fast as possible. That wouldn't be wrong, exactly, but it's missing the point: this is a game to be savoured, not consumed.

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A strong legacy.

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You're alright, girl.

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Nothing's off the table.

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While you were busy hunting shrines, these tiny details in TOTK passed you by.

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Blasting the past.

Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 1:30 PM


D3 Publisher and Monkeycraft released a new minigame collection based on the misleading ads you see for mobile games online. It is called YEAH! YOU WANT "THOSE GAMES," RIGHT? SO HERE YOU GO! NOW, LET'S SEE YOU CLEAR THEM!. It is also possible to take part in Rank-Up Challenges with people worldwide to place in the Rankings for them. It also parodies these games' gacha elements.

This minigame collection based on mobile game ads features stages based on those situations. One example involves getting cars out of a packed parking lot by moving them in one of two directions. Another involves sending a stickman into rooms in a tower to defeat enemies at a lower number than him. A third involves pulling pins in the correct order in a room to ensure your character gets the treasure, but isn't hurt by an enemy. Some stages involve moving liquid in test tubes around so only one color is in each one. There does not appear to be any stages based on the one where you would save a dog from being attacked by bees by drawing the correct shape to block the hole.

Here's a gallery of screenshots showing some stages from YEAH! YOU WANT "THOSE GAMES," RIGHT? SO HERE YOU GO! NOW, LET'S SEE YOU CLEAR THEM!
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The description noted players will earn coins for completing stages. These can be used at the Gotcha to get plates and titles to customize your profile.

YEAH! YOU WANT "THOSE GAMES," RIGHT? SO HERE YOU GO! NOW, LET'S SEE YOU CLEAR THEM! is now available on PCs. Monkeycraft previously worked on We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie and Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 1:00 PM

Final Fantasy 14 Exercise Video

Square Enix released a Final Fantasy XIV exercise video. The Eorzean Aetherobics video puts us through a series of rigorous movements, all of which are based on emote animations from the game.


The Eorzean Aetherobics exercise video is mostly based on emotes from Final Fantasy XIV, although a few other animations are included. These poses include obvious choices such as Stretch, the Yo! Dance, Sundrop Dance and Manderville Dance, alongside stranger choices such as Point and Overhead Blade Block. Square Enix have also recommended variations on the routine on the official website, as well as additional options not seen in the video such as the Ball Dance and Ritual Prayer.

The Eorzean Aetherobics exercise video was created in collaboration with RENAISSANCE INC, a fitness company. RENAISSANCE operate a range of sports clubs and health programs across Japan. According to Square Enix, the goal was to encourage players who may also be working from home to get more active. They felt that basing the exercises on Final Fantasy XIV animations was the most enjoyable way to achieve this.

Square Enix also recently announced the merchandise that will be available at Fan Fest 2023. Some of the available items will include t-shirts, plushes and moogle slippers.

Final Fantasy XIV is available now for PC, PS4 and PS5.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 12:30 PM

Harada Discussed Tekken 8 Closed Network Test Matching and Cross-Play

The Tekken 8 Closed Network Test is now live for the PS5, and Producer Katsuhiro Harada took to Twitter to discuss it, its matching, and cross-play on Twitter. After people contacted him with positive comments about the experience and other feedback, he went over some additional plans. For example, he noted that the team is working on fixing issues where matching might be not be prompt. He also noted PC specs and other issues could affect cross-play online.

First, here's Harada's comment on Tekken 8's overall matching and sync speed while loading up matches during the Closed Network Test. This is also when he mentioned the team is still working on ensuring it is prompt and mentioned PC specs can affect matching.

He also noted that this is a Closed Network Test and issues could come up, especially once the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC phase begins on July 28, 2023.

Harada also joked about the release date for Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 will come to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The PS5 Closed Network Test will run until July 24, 2023. The Tekken 8 PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC Closed Network Test will be held July 28-31, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 12:00 PM

Pokemon Horizons Preview

The Pokemon Company showed off the English dub of Pokemon Horizons: The Series in a ten-minute preview of the anime. The opening scenes of the new series were revealed at the 2023 San Diego Comic Con along with an official trailer.

The Pokemon Horizons preview features the protagonist Liko arriving at the Indigo Academy in Kanto to start studying Pokemon. It shows that Liko is a quieter and less assured character than Ash was, as she struggles to open up to new people at the school. The preview also shows her getting her first Pokemon, Sprigatito, who is initially disobedient and rebellious.

Here's the first look at the English dub of the new Pokemon anime.

Pokemon Horizons: The Series is a soft reboot of the Pokemon anime after the conclusion of Ash Ketchum's storyline in Pokemon Ultimate Journeys. The North American conclusion to Pokemon: Ultimate Journeys is set to air through Netflix on September 8, 2023. There is currently no Western release date for Pokemon Horizons, but the show is currently airing in Japan.

In other Pokemon news, the mobile game and sleep monitoring app Pokemon Sleep has been rolling out worldwide in the past week. This new app monitors how well its players are sleeping and will compare their sleep styles to Pokemon. Players can also help raise a Snorlax through their sleep activity.

Pokemon Horizons: The Series is currently listed as coming soon.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 11:30 AM

Final Fantasy VII Remake Concept Art of Cloud in a Dress Appears

Square Enix often shares concept art from both the original Final Fantasy VII and FFVII Remake, and the latest features Cloud in a dress. In addition to both colored and uncolored concept art, there are screenshots of the character model in-game both while walking around and appearing in a cinematic scene in the outfit.

While Cloud can acquire three possible dress options in Final Fantasy VII Remake, compared to the original game, the concept art only looks at the most basic option. This is the dress you get if you don't finish any side quests in Chapter 9 before heading to Don Corneo's to rescue Tifa.

We often see the version of Cloud in a dress show up both in games and the real world. For example, the short-lived Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier offered a cosmetic of that outfit. It was based on the original game's design. There's also a Play Arts Kai figure of him in one of the more elaborate dresses you can get from the "Burning Thighs," "A Dynamite Body," and "The Party Never Stops" quests.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 11:00 AM

Gawr Gura Blue Horizon

Hololive Vtuber Gawr Gura released an animated music video for her song "Blue Horizon." The video is styled after an anime OP and features cameos from Ninomae Ina'nis, Murosaki Shion and other performers.

The video for Gawr Gura's "Blue Horizon" was animated by Tonari Animation, with music by Wunder Riku. Tonari previously worked on Gura's animated short "Shark'd," while Wunder Riku has worked on several Hololive songs such as Tsukumo Sana's "Astrogirl" and Amelia Watson's "ChikuTaku." The video was co-directed by Dudul, who is known for making several Gura-themed fan animations.

The video for the Gawr Gura song features cameos from many other Hololive Vtubers from both English and Japanese branches, as well as references to games like Minecraft and Muse Dash. There are also references to Gura's other music videos, such as the red Gura from"Reflect" and the action scenes from "Q."

You can watch the music video via Youtube below:


In other Hololive news, Hololive English's CouncilRyS group recently appeared as a line of plushies including one of retired member Tsukumo Sana. Usada Pekora, from the Japanese branch's 3rd generation, was also named as an ambassador for Fate/Grand Order's 2023 Fes.

You can catch more of Gawr Gura's streams and music over on her Youtube channel, or follow her twitter for more updates.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 10:30 AM

Yoshitaka Amano Will Create The Last of Us 10th Anniversary Art

A Cook and Becker campaign for a piece of Yoshitaka Amano The Last of Us art is fully funded. The company opened pre-orders for the campaign on July 20, 2023. The goal was to fully fund the $72,871 project and create prints and posters. It passed $164% funding by reaching $119,533 as of time of writing.

The Yoshitaka Amano The Last of Us art will be an original piece of Joel and Ellie. A brief video appeared alongside it with Amano saying, "Please look forward to it. I'm going to give it my best." However, as this is a project to fund its creation and the prints, there's no concept art to suggest how the finished piece might look. Cook and Becker will share the final design in the middle of September 2023.

The cheapest option to get one is a premium poster of it. It will be limited to 2,000 hand-numbered prints and costs $49 unframed. The most expensive was a hand-signed deluxe edition, only 30 of which were available. It sold out. The premium art print version will be $249 and is limited to 750. The deluxe art print is limited to 370 and costs $299. It will feature "screen-printed embellishments." Orders are open until September 5, 2023 or supplies run out.

The Last of Us first appeared on the PS3 in June 2013. A PS4 port appeared a year later. Following the release of The Last of Us Part 2 in 2020, a remake called The Last of Us Part I showed up on the PS5 and PC.

Yoshitaka Amano The Last of Us art is expected to ship in September 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 10:00 AM

Pokemon Sleep plushies

Pokemon Center stores in Japan are now selling plushies and other merchandise inspired by the recently released Pokemon Sleep mobile phone app. Some of the items include an alarm clock, a sleeping mask, a nightcap, a bed cover set, a blanket, and stickers. The Pokemon included in the lineup are Snorlax, Pikachu, Slowpoke, Chicorita, Mareep, Weepinbell, and Cubone.

Here is the full lineup of Pokemon Sleep goods available at Japanese Pokemon Center physical and online stores, and the prices:

  • Sleeping Pikachu plush – 3,520 JPY (~$24 USD)
  • Sleeping Slowpoke plush – 3,520 JPY (~$24 USD)
  • Sleeping Chicorita plush – 3,520 JPY (~$24 USD)
  • Sleeping Cubone plush – 3,520 JPY (~$24 USD)
  • Sleeping Mareep alarm clock – 9,900 JPY (~$70 USD)
  • Sleeping Snorlax towel blanket – 5,940 JPY (~$42 USD)
  • Snorlax eye mask – 1,980 JPY (~$14 USD)
  • Weepinbell nightcap – 2,420 JPY (~$17 USD)
  • Sleeping Pokemon stickers – 660 JPY (~$4 USD)
  • Sleeping Pokemon clear filer (two types) – 275 JPY (~$2 USD)
  • Single bed reversible bed covers – 10,450 JPY (~$73 USD)

You can also take a better look at the items in the gallery below.
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Pokemon Sleep is a Pokemon-themed sleep monitor app that doubles as a game. Players can put the phone on their pillows while the app is running. It will record their type of sleep and match it with a Pokemon with the same type of sleep patterns. Pokemon Sleep is also compatible with the Pokemon GO Plus device, which released on July 21, 2023.

Pokemon Sleep is immediately available for Android and iOS devices. The Pokemon Sleep themed plushies and merchandise is now available from the Japanese Pokemon Center online store, as well as physical Pokemon Center stores in Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 9:30 AM

Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond Starting Voice Packs Aren't in Hololive Shop

On July 21, 2023, Cover announced that Hololive and Holostar Starting Voice voice packs are immediately available to purchase in its Official Shop. However, only 6 Holostars Tempus Vtubers' packs appear. Ones for Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond, who have been on a break since July 10, 2023, aren't present. The only Tempus members packs that do appear are for Regis Altare, Axel Syrios, Gavis Bettel, Machina x Flayon, Banzoin Hakka, and Josuiji Shinri.

Cover still hasn't announced the circumstances surrounding the pause in the activities of Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond. Its last update on the situation came on July 19, 2023. At that time, the company noted that the Tempus Headquarters (HQ) first anniversary, which would likely have been held July 22, 2023 or July 23, 2023, is postponed. All pre-orders and order periods for past merchandise for both Vtubers expired in the Hololive Productions Official Shop.

As for the Hololive and Holostars Tempus Starting Voice packs that are available, each one is $7 and comes with five voiced lines. Both English and Japanese versions are included in teh bundle. They are .wav files that include one line that is their introduction, ones that say "good morning" and "good night," a notification voice, and a "unique" line.

You can pick them up for the following Vtubers. Aside from the absence of Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond, all current and active Hololive and Holostars Tempus members appear. This means Tsukumo Sana is the only other absent person.

  • Axel Syrios
  • Banzoin Hakka
  • Ceres Fauna
  • Gavis Bettel
  • Gawr Gura
  • Hakos Baelz
  • IRyS
  • Josuiji Shinri
  • Machina x Flayon
  • Mori Calliope
  • Nanashi Mumei
  • Ninomae Ina'nis
  • Ouro Kronii
  • Regis Altare
  • Takanashi Kiara
  • Watson Amelia

As these are Starting Voice packs, there is no end dates for orders.

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Siliconera Friday, July 21, 2023 9:00 AM

Pikmin merchandise Nintendo Store

Nintendo confirmed that a new batch of Pikmin merchandise is heading to the Tokyo and Osaka stores in Japan. The new goods added to the existing lineup include four new enamel pins, an iPhone protector case, a laundry hanger, Purple Pikmin gloves, a White Pikmin soap dispenser, a blanket shaped like a Bulborb, as well as other Bulborb-themed items like a plush keychain, a hand towel, and a face towel.

The new goods are now available for purchase from the Nintendo Tokyo and Osaka official stores, as well as the My Nintendo Store online store in Japan. Here is the list of new items and their prices:

  • Enamel pins – 1,100 JPY each (~$7 USD)
  • iPhone protector case – 2,750 JPY (~$19 USD)
  • Laundry hanger – 2,310 JPY (~$16 USD)
  • Purple Pikmin gloves – 1,650 JPY (~$11 USD)
  • White Pikmin soap dispenser – 1,320 JPY (~$9 USD)
  • Bulborb blanket – 5,500 JPY (~$38 USD)
  • Bulborb plush keychain – 2,420 JPY (~$17 USD)
  • Bulborb hand towel – 660 JPY (~$4 USD)
  • Bulborb face towel – 1,320 JPY (~$9 USD)

And you can also take a better look at the new Pikmin goods on the gallery below.

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The lineup also includes other Pikmin items that Nintendo restocked back in May 2023, such as flower vases, a clock, a gratin dish, glasses, hoodies, T-shirts, shirts, along with a variety of other apparel and useful household items.

The full lineup of Pikmin goods and merchandise is now available for purchase from the Nintendo Tokyo and Osaka stores, as well as the My Nintendo Store online store in Japan. Pikmin 4 is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 21, 2023 1:54 PM
     Remnant 2 Firing RangeRemnant 2 is a game that is massive, and is also very different for every player due to the randomly generated aspect of the game's world generation. This means every player will be having a different experience, with even the starting biome different between different runs. While venturing into the world of Remnant 2, you will face many challenges that might stump you and take a while getting over those barriers. When you're sitting around wondering about how to improve and beat that boss, you might be wondering: Should you buy or upgrade your weapons in Remnant 2? We've answered that question in this guide for you. Should you buy or upgrade your weapons in Remnant 2? When you begin Remnant 2, you'll be given some weapons for you to begin your journey, and as you arrive in Ward 13, you'll meet some vendors who can sell you weapons for a price. As you progress through the game, it gets progressively harder, and the natural outcome of facing some adversity in this world is go ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 21, 2023 1:31 PM
     How to farm Ichor fast in Diablo 4 Season 1Season 1 of Diablo 4 is upon us, and it's just what the doctor ordered. Six new dungeons, new enemies, and new mechanics have revitalized the game to bring new players in and existing players back. Malignant hearts have been added to Diablo 4, allowing players to add all new buffs to their builds, furthering the customization of their favorite characters. Like most things in the game, these Hearts need a specific resource to craft. The Ichor in Diablo 4 season 1 is the new currency of choice, but luckily, there are ways to farm it fast. How to farm Ichor fast in Diablo 4 Season 1 You're going to need Ichor in Diablo 4 Season 1, and lots of it. It is used to craft the Malignant Hearts that have been added to the game. These Hearts can be added into jewelry slots, similar to gems, to add buffs and bonuses to the specific class. To craft a Malignant heart, you will be required to use Ichor. However, it can be a little hard to come across. It isn't a rare material by any...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 21, 2023 1:01 PM
     Remnant 2 Forged Iron GuideForged Iron is a material that you're going to need quite a lot of in Remnant 2. It's how you upgrade weapons from +5 to +10. So it's a very useful resource to start collecting. However, since much of Remnant 2 is procedurally generated, finding specific items is quite tricky. Here's all you need to know about where to find Forged Iron and how to use it in Remnant 2. Remnant 2: Where to find Forged Iron Forged Iron can drop from enemies and chests throughout Remnant 2. So just by playing the game normally you'll get a fair amount of it. But Forged Iron only drops when the game thinks you need it. Let's say your inventory is full of weapons that haven't been upgraded. In this case, the game will only drop Iron since that's the resource you need. But as you upgrade your weapons and start needing Forged Iron, this material will start to drop more frequently throughout the game. The same can be said for the next level of material...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 21, 2023 12:05 PM
     Diablo 4 Season 1 How To Level Up The Battle PassDiablo 4 Season of the Malignant features a battle pass that is hard to figure out. How do you level up the battle pass to claim the awesome rewards? What is the Season Journey and what are Favors? And then there is Smoldering Ashes and Season Blessings. It all piles up to be really confusing. In this guide, I'll help you understand everything you need to know about leveling up the Diablo 4 Season 1 battle pass. Note: If you're still deciding what class to pick in Diablo 4 Season 1, I highly recommend you check out our best classes and builds in Diablo 4 Season 1 guide. How to level the Diablo 4 Season 1 battle pass The only way to level up the Diablo 4 battle pass is to use Favors. You also need to create a Seasonal Realm character and play through the seasonal content. You earn Favors by doing normal Diablo 4 stuff — slaying monsters, completing Quests, and finishing Chapters. On top of that, you'll earn Favors by completing objectives on the Seas...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 21, 2023 11:33 AM
     Root NexusAre you wondering how to beat the Root Nexus in Remnant 2 and if it has the same mechanics as the first game? The demonic tree returns and is one of the first tough bosses you may encounter during your exploration. However, there are some strategies that you can use to make it easier to defeat, especially on higher difficulties. Remnant 2: How to beat the Root Nexus in The Forbidden Grove Image: PC Invasion First, I recommend you and your teammates smack the Root Nexus with your melee weapons instead of shooting it. Not only will this do more damage, but it will allow you to save your ammunition which you will need to defeat the waves of enemies that will spawn (more on that later). In addition, make sure you are hitting the exposed part of the tree and not the roots because you will do increased damage. Finally, you will want to make heavy attacks against the Root Nexus for a burst of damage. Like in the first game, the Root Nexus will spawn enemies as it takes a specific...

Gamer Empire Friday, July 21, 2023 1:06 PM
     Most Allied countries in Hearts of Iron 4 are really far from Europe. This is why most of them will have to use naval invasions to actually set foot on mainland Europe and defeat the unstoppable Axis powers. However, to naval invade in HOI4, you have to do more than just press a button to […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, July 21, 2023 2:00 PM
     Chaosium Inc., known for its successful "Call of Cthulhu" tabletop role-playing game, is set to bring its revered horror campaign, "Horror on the Orient Express," to the realm of board gaming. Long celebrated as an iconic horror campaign in tabletop role-playing, "Horror on the Orient Express" is now making its debut as a cooperative board …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, July 21, 2023 1:18 PM
     Steamforged Games has officially released its highly anticipated tabletop version of "Sea of Thieves: Voyage of Legends", plunging board game enthusiasts into a thrilling world of piracy on the high seas. Retailing at £59.99, the game can be purchased from Steamforged.com and other great retailers. Perfect for two to four players, the tabletop game promises …

Pivotal Gamers Friday, July 21, 2023 6:46 AM
     Hello all. We have another great giveaway from gamehag for multiple games. Let's hear them out. To get: 2000 KD, 1500 KD, 1000 KD, 850 KD, 700 KD, 500 KD, 250 KD, 200 KD, 100 KD, 50 KD, 25 KD, 10 KD To get this key your Steam level must be at least 2. Last minute notes Login with your gamehag account, complete all steps to get your key. So hurry up. Click on the button below to claim your pr...

Level Up Friday, July 21, 2023 9:28 AM
     The Pokémon Company has released another trailer for <em>Pokémon Horizons: The Series,</em> and it's also…