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Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 7:10 PM

James Donaldson aka Mr. Beast, one of the most popular YouTube stars in the world, is suing the virtual kitchen company he partnered with after fans complained about poor-quality food being delivered to their homes. Mr. Beast says that the company sacrificed quality control in order to expand as quickly as possible.


Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 5:38 PM

Dozens of PlayStation fans have spent years dreaming about a new Patapon game, the rhythm-based strategy series for the Playstation Portable that mixed shades of Pikmin and Guitar Hero. That's probably never happening, but creator Hiroyuki Kotani is back with the next best thing: a spiritual successor called Ratatan


Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 5:24 PM

Remnant II, a new Souls-like shooter developed by Gunfire Games, contains a lot of secrets, including a whole, completely hidden player class. But, twist: The devs hid it so well that only dataminers would ever find it. And they just did.


Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 3:45 PM

A new Wake Studio resin statue of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has it all: the hero of time, a dual-box fan glider, explosive barrels, and a bokoblin screaming for death. And it can be yours for only $150.


Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 2:49 PM

Final Fantasy Tactics nailed so many things so exquisitely that, despite plenty of sequels, spiritual successors, and fan homages, there's never been anything quite like it since. Arcadian Atlas is the latest indie strategy RPG to try and channel its greatness into something familiar but new, and sadly, it mostly…


Kotaku Monday, July 31, 2023 2:10 PM

Remember those Xbox 360/PS3-era Transformers games? Wouldn't it be cool if you could easily buy and play those in 2023 on modern platforms? I think so. And so does Hasbro. But according to the toy company behind the popular transforming robot franchise, Activision has apparently lost the games and doesn't know where…


PCGamesN Monday, July 31, 2023 7:08 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 lets you

Baldur's Gate 3 is almost upon us in all of its Dungeons & Dragons glory, as the release date set for the RPG game arrives later this week. Larian Studios has been hard at work perfecting Baldur's Gate 3 and its coming features, preparing the game for its flight out of the early access nest it has been within for years now. The developers have released community updates detailing the release version's contents, with one posted today in which Larian Studios went more in-depth on the parasitic mind flayers and their in-game role.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 31, 2023 4:05 PM
     WoW Classic's most highly anticipated mode gets official release date

World of Warcraft is unarguably the most timeless MMORPG to date, as Blizzard continues to regularly update it alongside its Classic version. If you play World of Warcraft Classic, then you likely know that official integration of the fan-created Hardcore mode has been in the works. Following the announcement of WoW Classic's Hardcore realms, Blizzard had not initially revealed when the game mode would be open to players. WoW Classic's Hardcore realms now have a release date though, and you can expect the servers to go live soon.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: WoW Dragonflight tier list, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight review

PCGamesN Monday, July 31, 2023 2:34 PM
     FFXIV is

Final Fantasy XIV remains my most-played MMORPG, as I have poured thousands of hours into my Warrior of Light's journey across Eorzea to date. The community is unparalleled, with Final Fantasy XIV's developers' deep involvement with players' hopes for the game and feedback. Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida, the director of FFXIV, recently took part in the game's iconic Fan Festival 2023 showcase. At the event, Yoshi-P and Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy XIV's highly anticipated 7.0 expansion, Dawntrail.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best MMOs, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list

PCGamesN Monday, July 31, 2023 8:32 PM
     Tekken 8 tier list – best characters

Who is on the Tekken 8 tier list? Not every character in the main roster has been revealed yet, but the recent Tekken 8 closed network test has given fans a chance to experience the next generation of Tekken for the first time. From our own experience, fighting game streamers, and other anecdotal evidence from fans, we figure there's no better time to start considering who is the best.

That said, when considering this Tekken 8 tier list, bear in mind that the Tekken 8 release date is still a ways out, and our opinions are based on our first hands-on test with just some of the Tekken 8 roster. As such, these rankings will change significantly when every starting character is revealed and Tekken 8 launches with completely rebalanced systems.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Tekken 8 roster, Tekken 8 release date, The best fighting games on PC

Twinfinite Monday, July 31, 2023 5:06 PM
Hogger would like to see you now...

Twinfinite Monday, July 31, 2023 4:22 PM
With a cast of veteran and fledgling actors alike, Detroit becomes human.

Twinfinite Monday, July 31, 2023 3:10 PM
The time has finally come!

Twinfinite Monday, July 31, 2023 2:00 PM
These games seem to have the brightest future ahead of them.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 5:00 PM

FFXIV Pixel Remaster

Naoki Yoshida, the FFXIV director and producer, said that the development team has been testing adding the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles into the MMORPG. The developer is interested in adding classic games as part of the Gold Saucer experience or as housing items. However, due to problems with implementing the games, this is only an idea. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

During the Las Vegas FFXIV 2023 Fan Festival, Yoshida was asked about the possibility of playing classic Final Fantasy titles in the MMORPG. The developer said that the team had been testing the idea for about a year and a half. They were considering adding the Pixel Remaster of the first Final Fantasy game as a Gold Saucer or in-game housing item.

However, because the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster games run on middleware, FFXIV would need to be able to run said middleware and run the game on top of it. This would require a complex solution, and Yoshida joked about maybe being able to accomplish it if the team had some more "super programmers."

Here's a quote from Director and Producer Yoshida:

"I say this half-jokingly and half-seriously. But since (FFXIV) operates as a theme park for the Final Fantasy series, we would like to be able to do such a thing."

Additionally, the developer emphasized that if the team would be able to add these titles to the game, they would certainly be paid items and not available for free.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC and is coming to Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is currently being developed and will arrive in Summer 2024.

The post The FFXIV Team Wants to Add Pixel Remaster Titles to FFXIV appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 4:30 PM

Nijisanji Vtubers Singing Good Night World Anime Theme Songs

When the Good Night World anime debuts on Netflix in October, it will feature theme songs by Nijisanji Vtubers. The official Japanese Twitter account revealed both tracks. Kuzuha will perform the opening track "Brack Crack." Meanwhile, the unit Nornis will perform the ending theme "Salvia." There's also a new trailer for the show ahead of its October 12, 2023.

We can only hear a sample of one of the two Nijisanji Vtuber theme songs for the Good Night World anime so far. Kuzuha's "Brack Crack" appears at the end of the video.

As a reminder, Nornis was originally made up of the Nijisanji Vtubers Asahina Akane, Inui Toko, and Machita Chima. However, Akane graduated back in May 2023. This means the song would only be performed by Chima and Toko.

Good Night World is about a family of four who all play an online game called Planet together. There, they act as a "family" of players. However, they don't know they actually are all members of an estranged family who happen to have found each other again.

The Good Night World anime will air on Netflix on October 12, 2023 worldwide. The manga is currently running in Japan. However, there's no official English localization of it.

The post Nijisanji Vtubers Singing Good Night World Anime Theme Songs appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 4:00 PM

Final Fantasy XIV Yoshi-P anime

During the Q&A section at the FFXIV Fan Festival 2023 event held at Las Vegas, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida was asked about the possibility of a Final Fantasy XIV anime, movie, or TV series being made. He said that he is open to the idea, but he would need to be directly involved in the project. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Yoshida mentioned that he is the producer and director of FFXIV, as well as head of Creative Business Unit III and a board member, when the topic came up. Because of this, the developer doesn't think he would be capable of also being director of a TV project for Final Fantasy XIV like an anime or show. However, he also said that Square Enix is still open to any offers they may receive and welcomed other parties to pitch in.

Yoshida also revealed that the FFXIV development team was approached before for similar projects. However, due to a series of factors, including the effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no such project has been able to take shape.

Additionally, if the Final Fantasy XIV team committed to creating an anime or TV series, Yoshida wants to make sure that they aren't damaging the image that players have of the game.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC and is coming to Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is currently being developed and will arrive in Summer 2024.

The post Yoshida Open to the Idea of a Final Fantasy XIV Anime or TV Series appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 3:30 PM

Hololive Announces Holostars National Tempus Radio Podcast Begins

Hololive and Regis Altare announced the Holostars National Tempus Radio podcast starring is now live. The first episode appeared on July 31, 2023. New episodes will release every Monday on Spotify and YouTube.

You can see the first episode before. Rather than all four Holostars Tempus HQ members joining, he and Axel Syrios are joined by the two Vanguard members Gavis Bettel and Josuiji Shinri instead. While the episode involves a number of topics, the first episode focuses on their thoughts on foods.

However, while this is Regis Altare's podcast, fellow Holostars Tempus HQ members Vesper Noir and Magni Dezmond are still absent from this Hololive production. Their activities were halted on July 10, 2023. The Tempus HQ first anniversary celebrations were also delayed. Cover never offered an explanation as to why it was happening, and didn't note if it was for personal reasons or a suspension. However, neither performer's Starting Voice packs were added alongside the other Hololive and Holostars English ones in July 2023.

New National Tempus Radio podcast episodes will appear every Monday, following its July 31, 2023. This means that the second episode should appear on both Spotify and YouTube on August 7, 2023 at 5am PT/8am ET/9pm JST.

The post Holostars National Tempus Radio Podcast Begins appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 3:00 PM

KOF XV Najd Breakdown

A new KOF XV character breakdown video appeared on the SNK Youtube channel, this time showcasing Najd the Saudi vigilante. The video goes over how her moves work and the overall strategy she encourages. It could prove useful to anyone wanting to play her or just anticipating lots of players trying her out online when she launches in Summer 2023.

Najd's playstyle focuses on getting in close, breaking your opponent's defense, and then hitting them with an attack that can power up her Specials. She does this with a variety of moves like overheads and cross-ups, before using the opening to land a move called Anticipated Power. Successful hits with Anticipated Power increase the level of her special, Retribution of the Unknown. That is a leaping attack that gains speed, knockback and new follow-up opportunities based on her level of power.

You can watch the full KOF Najd Character Breakdown below:


Earlier in July 2023, Najd appeared in a character trailer along with the announcement that she would be playable at EVO 2023. Meanwhile, back in June 2023, KOF XV received crossplay support in an update also featuing the character Goenitz. SNK's has previously done character breakdowns for Goenitz and Sylvie Paula Paula.

KOF XV is available on the PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X, with Najd arriving as DLC sometime in Summer, 2023. Najd will be available separately for $5.99 or as part of the $29.99 Fighter Pass.

The post KOF XV Character Breakdown Shows How to Succeed with Najd appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 2:30 PM

Tekken 8 Closed Network Test Unauthorised Access

Bandai Namco issued a warning to players of the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test. According to the comoany, some players have been using exploits to play the Closed Network Test outside of its scheduled hours. It noted people who are doing so will be banned from official tournaments.

The Tekken 8 Closed Network Test gave select players access to the game for a limited time. PS5 players had two weekends in July 2023 to try the game out, while PC and Xbox players could only join them on the second weekend. The Closed Network Test is now over, but some players have gained access to the game after its closure date.

While Bandai Namco has been vague about the ways players have accessed Tekken 8 outside of its scheduled hours, the company has been clear about the consequences. As a violation of the Terms of Service and the Tekken World Tour Code of Conduct, players may be banned from participating in future official tournaments.

Here is the official statement:

Previously, Producer Katsuhiro Harada reminded players not to turn off cross-play functionality in the Closed Network Test. This would allow the development team to gain better feedback on the connection between systems and improve it. He also shared some of the positive feedback he's received about the game from players who took part in this past test.

Tekken 8 is set to be released for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC at an unspecified date.

The post Bandai Namco Warned About Unauthorized Tekken 8 Closed Network Test Access appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 31, 2023 2:00 PM

FFXIV cross-region data center

At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 held in Las Vegas, Director and Producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida answered some questions asked by various media outlets and journalists. During the panel, he talked about cross-region data center travel in FFXIV, the logo for the new Dawntrail 7.0 expansion, and new Variant and Criterion Dungeon content. He also discussed the possibility of new large-scale content appearing in the game. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

When Yoshitaka Amano designs the logo for each FFXIV expansion, the artist draws the illustration in black and white so that it's easier to import the data. He then applies the colors digitally. For the Dawntrail logo, the FFXIV development team told Amano it was going to be gold. Furthermore, Amano was asked to include a rainbow in the logo, despite the illustration being black and white.

Regarding cross-regional data center travel or duty finder system, Yoshida said that the FFXIV development team has already completed the system required for it. However, he attributed not knowing whether it is safe or not to mix different cultures as the reason for not implemented these systems yet. Yoshida added that they will take their time to make a decision, and that the FFXIV development team would really like to make cross-region data center options work.

When asked about adding more four-player end content to FFXIV, Yoshida said that the team plans to expand on Variant and Criterion Dungeons. They are also in the process of planning completely new battle content, as well as discussing the next series of large-scale content, such as The Bozjan Southern Front or The Forbidden Land, Eureka.

Final Fantasy XIV is available to play now on the PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 and is coming to Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. A paid subscription is required. Patch 7.0 and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive in Summer 2024.

The post Yoshi-P Talked About FFXIV Dawntrail Logo, Cross-Region Data Center appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 31, 2023 8:37 PM
     Where To Find Vampire Squid In Dave The DiverVampire squids are one of the most unique species of squids. Found deep in the abyss of oceans, they have bio-luminescent organs on the tips of their tentacles that give off light. It's no wonder Dave the Diver chose to include them in the game as a mid game fish. Here's where to find Vampire Squid in Dave the Diver. Vampire squid locations in Dave the Diver Vampire squids are found in the Glacial Passage. To unlock the Glacial Passage, you must be at Chapter Five: Frozen Passage and have unlocked the passage with the key from the Sea People. If you've done that, you can access it from the Sea People village anytime. Vampire squids in the mirror room. Screenshot by PC Invasion Vampire squids are found later into the Glacial Passage. If you've completed the entirety of the Glacial Passage puzzle, you can easily swim down into the mirror room to find them. Now that you know where to find Vampire Squid in Dave the Diver, be wary. Vampire squids aren...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 31, 2023 7:32 PM
     All 4 Labyrinth Secret areas in Remnant 2Remnant 2 has many a secret hidden within its ever-changing walls. For most areas you will be hard-pressed to get a guaranteed guide for where you need to be. The procedurally generated world leaves guides almost redundant in their efforts to help you find the gear you need. However, the Labyrinth in Remnant 2 does have 4 secret areas that are always in the same places. This guide will help you locate each of the and unlock the secrets held within. All 4 Labyrinth Secret areas in Remnant 2 There are a number of secret areas around the Labyrinth in Remnant 2. They're worth visiting for the extras you can collect. Secret #1 The Energized Neck Coil Screenshot by PC Invasion First off, head to the Fractured Ingress spawn point in the Labyrinth. From here, make your way to the left until you reach an area with a large statue overlooking a chasm. You will have to clear the enemies, including the elite, before moving on. You will notice a small gap underneath a cro...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 31, 2023 6:59 PM
     Where To Find Barreleye In Dave The DiverIn real life, barreleye are deep sea abyss-dwelling fish with a unique appearance making them stick out. They have transparent heads, allowing you to see their entire ocular setup inside their head. This unconventional and bizarre appearance makes them a popular choice of fish to showcase in video games, and Dave the Diver is no exception. Barreleye can be found midway into the game and used for your own sushi purposes. Here's where to find barreleye in Dave the Diver. Barreleye fish location in Dave the Diver To find barreleye, you must unlock the Glacier Passage in the game. That means progressing the story to Chapter 5: Frozen Passage by helping the Sea People unlock the way with a key, after you've finished bearing an entire cavern full of mutated murderous Sea People. Once you've unlocked and have access to the Glacier Passage, you can easily come back using the Sea People mirror and swimming over its entrance. And each time you come down, barreleyes are right th...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 31, 2023 6:12 PM
     Tears Of The Kingdom Icy Meat Inventory ScreenThe chemistry system featured in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom allows for the in-game temperatures to influence characters and objects in the world in interesting ways. Of course, the most obvious of these interactions involves placing a food item near a fire or in a superheated environment to gradually turn it into a cooked version of that item. A similar interaction can also occur when setting a piece of Raw Meat next to or within a source of extreme cold. Naturally, this turns the Raw Meat into the Icy Meat item which, while incredibly unappetizing, actually has some uses in Tears of the Kingdom outside of recovering your hearts. Traits of Icy Meat in Tears of the Kingdom The game makes it immediately clear that Icy Meat can grant you at least a minute's worth of heat resistance, allowing you to cross areas like the Gerudo region with less difficulty overall. It usually makes for a less effective option than cooking a meal with a Chillshroom as an ingredient, ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 31, 2023 6:03 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 Guides And Features Hub FeatBaldur's Gate 3 has 12 classes and 46 subclasses to choose from, and if you are a beginner, you may need some guidance as to what the best class is for you. These classes aren't the easiest or the least powerful — they are simply the most beginner friendly. To help you get your feet wet in Baldur's Gate 3, and ultimately D&D, here are the best starter classes in Baldur's Gate 3. Note: If you're looking up what the best beginner classes are in Baldur's Gate 3, you probably would benefit from learning what all the skills are and what they do. Best Baldur's Gate 3 class for beginners Fighter Ranger Warlock Paladin The best classes for beginners in Baldur's Gate 3 are Fighter, Ranger, Warlock, and Paladin. Fighter Fighter is a blank-slate melee class that allows you to focus on understanding the game. Fighters should not be underestimated — they make really great party members and even have Second Wind ...

Gamer Empire Monday, July 31, 2023 3:40 PM
     Eye of Terror is one of the crossover bosses added in the An Eye for An Eye update, set from the Eye of Cthulhu in Terraria. Even though it's considered the second-weakest boss in Terraria, you may struggle to beat it the first time in DST if unprepared. Recommended Read: How to Change Character in […]

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, July 31, 2023 6:45 PM
     Here's a fun piece of news: toy giant Hasbro want to see the various Transformers games get put onto Game Pass, but Activision has lost them all. Doh.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 31, 2023 5:42 PM

Additional details have yet to be revealed.

The post A Phantom Blade Zero Demo Will Launch Next Year appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 31, 2023 5:07 PM

A "Special Trailer" was also released.

The post Bomb Rush Cyberfunk Console Versions Launch September 1 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 31, 2023 4:37 PM

Adds the option to mute the PlayStation 5 beep sound, support for M.2 SSDs, and more

The post PlayStation 5 Software Beta Adds Dolby Atmos Support, More Social Features, and More appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 31, 2023 3:52 PM

iDev Games Feed Monday, July 31, 2023 7:06 PM
     This is just a test of a physics based racing concept, the skyway racing needs a lot of work in modelling, and the camera certainly has a few glitcches. This ma...

A bezel-free iPhone? The 15 Pro could be one step closer to all-screen

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