Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:40 PM
An Alabama corrections officer was arrested and fired over the weekend for stealing Pokémon cards at a Walmart.
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:07 PM
Linus Tech Tips has become ground zero for accusations of conflicts of interest, sloppy testing, and rushing out too much content too quickly to feed its ever-rising ambitions. Now, the media empire valued at over $100 million is on pause for a week as it revaluates its internal practices and hires an outside firm to…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:15 PM
On Wednesday, Netflix released a teaser trailer for its upcoming anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, as well as announcing a release date for the hotly anticipated series.
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:10 PM
Starfield is only a few weeks away, and Bethesda is still drip-feeding new information to players desperate to finally get their hands on the long-awaited Xbox console exclusive. Will you be able to buy apartments in the cities you travel to? Will you get to smuggle illicit items across galactic borders? Will you go…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:40 PM
Gamers and porn enthusiasts have always had something of a symbiotic relationship. In 2022, popular games like Minecraft, Fortnite, and Overwatch dominated Pornhub searches, and PCGamer reported that the site has tons of Let's Play-style videos that are devoid of pornographic content. Turns out the popular destination…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:10 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:45 PM
The more I play of Baldur's Gate 3, the more I realize how unsure I am of what I've done. This extraordinary, enormous game has me in deep, meticulously exploring its every tiny detail, getting involved in every aspect I can find, and the further I get, the less certain I am about every choice I've made. Which, it…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:30 PM
The Steam Deck is an impressive piece of hardware that runs Windows games via some clever software magic. But sometimes even a Steam-Verified game might not run as well as you expect on the Deck. If you want direct access to user-reports of how specific games run (whether they're officially Verified or not), then …
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:29 AM
If you make use of Steam's very handy Remote Play service and you own a 4Kscreen with which you like to stream to, good news: Remote Play is on its way to supporting a wonderful 3840x2160 resolution. You'll need to grab the beta client of Steam to get it working right now, but it's a welcome addition to a pretty…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:45 AM
The original Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was full of memes and references to moments in its expansive roster of cartoon characters' history, and it looks like the sequel, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, is keeping that spirit alive by adding Squidward to its line-up.
Kotaku Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:15 AM
It doesn't matter how large a game like Baldur's Gate 3 is, there will always be folks who dare to ask: How quickly can I get through this? But now fans are turning to ask another bold question: How quickly can I get laid in Larian's new epic RPG? Well, it turns out no one's lonely in Faerûn for long.
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:44 PM
Baldur's Gate 3 is the best RPG game I've ever had the pleasure of playing, hands down. Larian Studios poured its heart and soul into the new Dungeons & Dragons game, creating a massive world with a ridiculous amount of player choice. If you've been loving Baldur's Gate 3 as much as I have, then you've also likely been awaiting any news on updates. The DnD game just received its fourth post-launch patch today, and it's a hotfix bringing combat changes and bug fixes.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 update makes combat easier and fixes bugsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:30 PM
Grand Theft Auto 6, GTA 5, and a Red Dead Redemption remaster are more than enough for Rockstar to focus on right now. But as we approach the 20th anniversary of the first game, and as I come to the end of replaying it, yet again, I'm craving the return of Manhunt. One of the greatest horror games ever made, it's not just scary, but shocking, smart, and legitimately squalid. There's something to be said for the current tide of triple-A games, which - compared to perhaps two or three decades ago - represent a culture that has seriously broadened its appeal. But Manhunt takes me back to a time when gaming was a counter-culture, and it felt like a willingness to experiment and plumb the depths of poor taste still existed among big-name developers.
Continue reading Forget GTA 6 and Red Dead Redemption, I want Manhunt 3MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 6 release date, Best horror games, Best survival games
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:02 PM
Modern Warfare 3 is one of those upcoming FPS games we just can't seem to get off of our minds. Call of Duty is still among the most iconic series to date, going back literal decades now. Since most of us have played at least one of the beloved games, whether that be as children or now as adults, we're left hoping that Modern Warfare 3 brings some of our favorite classic CoD features back. If you've been waiting to hear about these, like Zombies in MW3 and other content, then you'll be happy to hear we bring such news.
Continue reading Modern Warfare 3 will have "largest Zombies offering to date"
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:15 PM
Starfield is almost upon us, and it's one of the most highly anticipated RPG games this year. Bethesda has gone all out with its space setting, bringing features from familiar games we all know and love to the upcoming Starfield. We've been looking forward to hearing the iconic developer respond to fan questions about the soon-to-launch game, and today's Q&A session on Discord absolutely delivered in that regard. From criminal consequences to unique companions, Bethesda shed light on a variety of exciting features.
Continue reading Starfield sends you to jail for committing crimes, just like SkyrimMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:18 PM
Who are the Starfield voice actors? Bethesda may be returning to the age-old tradition of silent protagonists for Starfield, but that doesn't mean this highly anticipated game won't still feature a universe chock-full of colorful characters with voices to match.
Back in 2021, Todd Howard revealed that over 300 Starfield voice actors had been hired to deliver 150,000 lines of dialogue. However, the studio has been remarkably tight-lipped on exactly who we can expect to hear on the Starfield release date as we journey across the Settled Systems. Here's everything we know about the Starfield cast so far.
Continue reading Starfield voice actors and cast list so farMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:04 PM
What are the Baldur's Gate 3 console commands? If you're a fan of Larian Studios' previous games, you may be wondering if you can utilize console commands in Baldur's Gate 3 in order to cheat your way to the top. Yeah, we know that console commands can get you out of a sticky situation caused by a rare bug or glitch, but we also know what your true intentions are.
BG3 console commands should give players instant access to old-school BG3 cheat codes, allowing them to spawn any item they want, teleport to distant locations, and win dice rolls with ease. We also suspect you could change your BG3 class and race on the fly with console commands, unlocking respec powers without needing to talk to Withers. Here's everything you need to know about console commands in Baldur's Gate 3, including when they're likely to be added and alternate ways of using cheats.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 cheats and console commandsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:56 PM
What are the best EU4 mods? With over seven thousand Europa Universalis 4 mods - the top one hundred of which having anywhere between 10K – 300K subscribers - trying to tweak your game can seem like an intimidating experience. Thankfully, it's hard to go wrong with the quality of the modding community for Europa Universalis IV. They've somehow managed to make an already replayable game even more replayable, if you can imagine that.
So instead of gawking at the sheer quantity and quality of mods, let's look at how easy it is to enhance the vanilla game across a range of categories to get any megalomaniac started on a fuller EU4 experience. In days gone by you'd have had to grab mods directly from the Paradox forums and get into the weeds of placing files here and there.
Continue reading The best EU4 modsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Europa Universalis IV DLC guide, The best Europa Universalis 4 mods, Play Europa Universalis 4
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:53 PM
What are the EU4 cheats and console commands? Perhaps you've also seen our Victoria 2 cheats guide, or maybe our primer to Hearts of Iron 4 cheats? Paradox grand strategy games are big, complex, and they can last a long time. Things can also go very wrong - so wrong that not evening save-scumming can help you - so you may find yourself in a need of a helping hand.
Like most games, Europa Universalis IV has an in-game console that allows you to input commands to achieve various effects. EU4 especially is a mature and quite intricate strategy game, with a myriad of goals you might need help accomplishing that may require targeting at province, or even country level.
Continue reading EU4 cheats and console commandsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Europa Universalis IV DLC guide, The best Europa Universalis 4 mods, Play Europa Universalis 4
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:51 PM
Valheim has stood the test of time as a fun survival game to always go back to, with a unique Viking setting and whimsical yet punishing gameplay. Iron Gate Studio continues to regularly update the game, making changes to its public test branch before implementing them in the full-release version of Valheim so as to see what players think about them. The latest public test update has just dropped, bringing the branch to 0.217.13, and it comes with bug fixes and an especially useful new feature.
Continue reading Valheim update brings a new and improved stacking featureMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games , Best Valheim mods, Valheim console commands and cheats
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:49 PM
What are the EU4 DLC packs? It's almost hard to believe that Europa Universalis IV is eight years old. The grand strategy game's many expansions total well over $200 at full price, and that's just for the major add-ons. Whether you're new to the game and you want to know what's what, or you're a vet looking to top up your collection, we've put together this handy guide to help you pick the expansions that are right for you.
Keep in mind that older Paradox expansions can get discounted anywhere between 25% to 75% off during sales. The longer something has been out, the bigger the discount. This list is in chronological order, so you can probably get the stuff at the top for a couple bucks if you wait for the right moment.
Continue reading Europa Universalis 4 DLC guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Europa Universalis IV DLC guide, The best Europa Universalis 4 mods, Play Europa Universalis 4
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:24 PM
Looking for Nightmare Dungeons in Diablo 4 Season 1? In Diablo 4, there are a lot of activities to do in the world of Sanctuary. One of the newer ones added to the game are the Diablo 4 Nightmare Dungeons. These were slated by the developers as one of the main endgame systems that players would interact with.
You might be wondering how to make the best endgame build for Diablo 4, or looking at the best class to choose. But how do you unlock these endgame Nightmare Dungeons, and are they even worth running? Well, strap in, as we'll cover those questions and more in our Diablo 4 Nightmare Dungeons guide.
Continue reading Diablo 4 Nightmare Dungeons – Season 1 locations, rewards, and moreMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:11 PM
Wes Keltner, CEO of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre publisher Gun Interactive, calls out demanding fans, replying to one player's tweet regarding cosmetics in the upcoming horror game. Based on the original 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre aims to rival Dead by Daylight, Evil Dead, and other asymmetrical, with our own Texas Chain Saw Massacre review rating it as a promising competitor. In light of its release, however, some would-be players have vocalized their demands, prompting a firm response.
Continue reading Texas Chain Saw Massacre exec says fans making demands "ain't it"
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:08 PM
The Genshin Impact 4.0 update is now live, meaning it's time to explore the Hydro nation, Fontaine. But before stepping foot in the new area of the map, some fans have taken the time to look back at the anime game's progress over the past two years or so with a number of before and after screenshots. Every major Genshin Impact update changes the landscape of out-of-bounds locations, so looking back brings an incredible perspective on the game's growth.
Continue reading Genshin Impact before and after shows just how beautiful it's becomeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:08 PM
Want to know about best Elden Ring classes? At the very beginning of your adventure in this highly rated open-world game, you get the chance to choose a class for your character, known in-game as their 'origin'. This choice determines your starting level and attributes, which will form the core of your future Elden Ring build.
The question of which is the best Elden Ring class is entirely subjective. While each class has a certain playstyle associated with it, in addition to their own starting Elden Ring weapons and other gear, the RPG game's leveling system is free-form so, in the long run, your choice won't matter as much. That said, we can make some recommendations for classes suited to newer players.
Continue reading Elden Ring classes – all stats and keepsakesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:01 PM
The Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs are just about to start, and Riot esports sponsor Prime Gaming is offering giveaways to help you celebrate one of the biggest events in the yearly calendar for the FPS game. With a ton of cool real-world Valorant goodies up for grabs, along with additional prizes including tickets to the sold-out Champions grand finals in Los Angeles, you'll want to read on and make sure you don't miss out on the bonus entry code below.Valorant Night Market dates, Valorant ranks, Valorant crosshair codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:05 PM
What are the best Roblox games? Games aren't just better than ever for kids; the means of creating them are, too. The best example of that is Roblox: a massively multiplayer online game creation platform, and since it is so easy to make something fun, there are millions of Roblox games to enjoy. User-generated creations allow you to weather the existential threat of a natural disaster, try your hand as a pizza maker, and take a break away from it all with a spot of peaceful scuba diving.
From sims to RPGs and adventure titles, we've highlighted the best Roblox games to enjoy, with over 100 million other pals in online games. Think of it like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet smooshed together and forged into an entire platform to create one of the best free PC games available. Below you can find the best Roblox games and more about this exciting platform. If you're looking for some Roblox freebies, you can check these guides for working, new Shinobi life 2 codes, and Project Mugetsu codes to gain an advantage in your games.
Continue reading The best Roblox games in 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:00 PM
W.A.S.D. x IGN Curios, a huge event launched in partnership with PCGamesN and IGN, will play host to some of the best, brightest, and most imaginative indie games on the planet, uncovering those rare and up-and-coming gems that are shaping the future of the medium. Now, ahead of the big event itself, we're bringing you a teaser of everything that will be on show. If you like something different, and want to dive into the greatest, wildest, and most artistic indies right now, W.A.S.D. x IGN Curios has got everything you need.
Continue reading W.A.S.D. x IGN Curios teases the best new indie games, coming soonMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best indie games, What is W.A.S.D.?, Upcoming PC games
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:58 AM
When is the Counter-Strike 2 release date? After weeks of countless rumors, Valve has finally confirmed Counter-Strike 2 is real and is coming a lot sooner than you might expect.
We've gathered up every scrap of information about Counter-Strike 2 on the internet, from the latest on the CS2 release date, Valve's official trailers and announcements to patent filings and even datamines of the limited test build itself. In this guide, we'll lay it all out for you in a clearly categorized way so you too will know everything there is to know right now about the sequel to one of the best PC games of all time. Here's everything we know about the Counter-Strike 2 release date, leaks, skins, news, and more.
Continue reading Counter-Strike 2 release date window, skins, trailers, leaksMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Counter-Strike 2 release date, Counter-Strike 2 beta access, Counter-Strike 2 maps
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:54 AM
August 16, 2023: We updated our Roblox promo codes list to bring you the latest freebies.
Looking for all the active Roblox promo codes? There is a wide variety of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there that grant you free virtual goods like hats, outfits, and more. With new Roblox codes arriving on the regular, you'll find plenty of ways to keep your avatar looking fresh - and our updated list is here to help.
Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, however, so it's important that you redeem them before they expire. If you wish to reap their rewards, you'll first need to know how and where to redeem them, so we'll guide you through that process too. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes release or older ones expire, saving you the trouble of searching for and checking them yourself. We also keep lists of Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and King Legacy codes if you're looking for game-specific freebies.
Continue reading Roblox promo codes August 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:38 AM
Who are the Starfield Ecliptic Mercenaries? There are several factions in Starfield, and we'd say that most of them are committed to either tearing you apart or helping put you back together. There are undoubtedly some, though, that have absolutely no idea who you are - you're just that little weirdo who bounces around in their ship that looks like a giant penis.
One of these factions is the Ecliptic Mercenaries, and while we won't know who they actually are until the Starfield release date rolls around; there are some safe assumptions we can make, and some probably not-so-safe ones. Whatever happens, you'll need to make sure your companions are up to the task of potentially facing off against an entire army, so, you know, you should probably get on that. Here's what we know about the Starfield Ecliptic Mercenaries.
Continue reading Who are the Starfield Ecliptic Mercenaries?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:37 AM
What is the Starfield preload download date? If it feels like you've been waiting for Starfield for years, that's probably because you have. It's been such a long wait for the space exploration game, but we're nearly there. We're so close. So close, in fact, that we finally have the preload dates so that you can be fully prepared for launch day.
The good news is that we now know the Starfield preload dates, thanks to official communication from Bethesda and the download size. It may be some time before the actual Starfield release date, but you at least have a while to consult our Starfield system requirements guide to see if you need any more parts to upgrade your PC gaming rig before release.
Continue reading Starfield preload date and download sizeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:36 AM
Looking for the best Yelan build in Genshin Impact? Yelam was introduced back in the Genshin Impact 2.7 update and has remained a key character on the roster.
Yelan is a Hydro bow user and her attacks scale with HP - when using the correct set of artifacts, she's capable of dealing deadly amounts of damage. The best Genshin Impact Yelan build will need the right set of weapons and artifacts that make the most of her charge attack, elemental skill, and burst to build her into a lethal sub-DPS character. It also helps she has a killer passive ability, which means there are many candidates for the best Yelan team composition. She returns to the roster as part of the first set of banners in Genshin Impact 4.0, so you'd better unlock her while you still can.
Continue reading The best Yelan build in Genshin ImpactMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:40 AM
Starfield is set to be one of the biggest RPG game launches of 2023, with fans from all over the world excited to set off into space. Bethesda has been preparing for the highly anticipated Starfield launch this fall, and now reveals the Starfield preload date. If you're anything like me, then you've probably been waiting to download the massive game ahead of time to ensure you're prepared to play as soon as it comes out.
Continue reading Starfield preload confirmed, but it's sad news for Steam playersMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:16 AM
When is the Genshin Impact Lyney banner? We've got all the latest details surrounding the Genshin Impact Lyney banner release date, as well as the abilities of its starring character.
The Genshin Impact Lyney banner includes several new characters arriving in Genshin Impact as part of the 4.0 release date, but the eponymous Lyney has already proven to be a fan favorite since his initial tease way back in 2020. Lyney is a five-star Pyro character and court magician that employs his powers of deception and a trusty bow to dish out a pyrotechnic burst of AoE damage. Sporting a wealth of magical props that are sure to steal the show in any team comp, you'll want all the codes you can get your hands on to successfully pull him from the Genshin Impact Lyney banner.
Continue reading Genshin Impact Lyney banner and abilitiesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:02 AM
En Garde makes a fantastic first impression. Awash in cool blue and vibrant orange and inhabited by characters just as colorful to match, with a few early teases of the game's snappy combat, it's charming from the jump. It's easy to see why the game's demo, which went live during a recent Steam Next Fest, earned a fair bit of positive press.
Following some light tutorialization and hardly any narrative table-setting, the game quickly sends you fencing your way through four brief episodes that each cover a different mini adventure of the swashbuckling Spanish rebel, Adalia de Volador. These consist of a series of combat encounters with some minor platforming wedged in for good measure. This all takes place in environments that, while visually striking, are functionally spartan, without any real branching paths or big surprises to speak of. Structurally, our En Garde review finds it to be an action game without any frills, which means it's able to hook you right away - a good thing for a game that clocks in a shade under 10 hours for a single playthrough.
Continue reading En Garde review – the year's funniest game so farMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best action games, Best sword games, Best PC games
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:33 PM
Astra: Knights of Veda, the first video game from the company behind K-pop megastars BTS, looks like a 2D Elden Ring
Hybe, the company behind immensely popular K-pop stars BTS, is getting into video games. The first release from the Korean company's newfounded games publisher Hybe IM (with IM standing for "Interactive Media") will be Astra: Knights of Veda, a 2D RPG with more than a touch of Dark Souls and Elden Ring to its heavily-armoured bosses and big scary dog monsters, if its first gameplay trailer is anything to go by.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:25 PM
The Alienware AW3423DWF is an outstanding 34-inch OLED ultra-wide that outperforms basically everything else in its category, except for other OLED models. I took a look at it for Digital Foundry last year, and it remains one of my top choices in 2023. Now, with three years of burn-in warranty as standard and a modest price reduction from $1079 to $899, it's well worth writing up in a US deals post for Rock Paper Shotgun!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:11 PM
Hold onto your warp nacelles and hyperdrives, Starfield aficionados. The game's lead designer Emil Pagliarulo and lead quest designer Will Shen have hosted a Discord Q&A about Bethesda's forthcoming space colossus. Self-despising fool that I am, I sat up late at the office taking notes throughout - please accept a modest avalanche of new details.
First off, a note on the subject of Starfield and housing. You can own property in "all the major cities in the game", according to Pagliarulo, with some dwellings being purchaseable and others, quest rewards.
Building on the character creation systems of Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, the game features a "Kids Stuff" trait that generates parents based on your choice of custom character, allowing you to inflict your terrible physiognomical experiments on at least two other in-game entities. "No spoilers, but I think fans will really appreciate the actors we got to play those roles," Pagliarulo added.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:01 PM
Lexar's Play 1TB Micro SD card is a popular option for anyone that wants to slam a full terabyte of space into their Steam Deck, Switch or other Computing Device on the cheap. Its performance isn't quite up there with the fastest options from Samsung or SanDisk, but this memory card still works great on Steam Deck. This Micro SD card normally hovers below the £90 mark, but today it's down to a new historic low of just £67, a great value for a Micro SD card of this size!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:48 PM
Last time, you decided that Dark Souls bonewheels are better than in-game memorials to players. Reader dear, I now know how you wish to be remembered. I'm going to ask the lads in corporate if we can launch an official RPS funeral plan whereby you can pre-pay to have your skeleton lashed to a wheel and turned loose round the foot of the RPS treehouse. "It's what she always wanted," your assembled family will say, dabbing at a tear gathered in the creases of a bittersweet smile. This week, I ask you to choose between deadly openings and safe closings. What's better: mimics, or tactically sealing doors?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:37 PM
Escape Simulator does a great job of virtually scratching that escape room itch I often get, with the added appeal of not having to leave the home comforts of my house or chair. You know what's also a pretty great puzzle game set in successive rooms you need to escape? Portal. You may have heard of it. And now the two are set to collide in an upcoming bit of free DLC that brings Portal's test chambers to Escape Simulator.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:17 PM
I keep forgetting that Netflix have their own games offering, despite the streaming giant keeping it well stocked with a fairly solid library of free (if you're a Netflix subscriber anyway) games - including the likes of Oxenfree 2, Kentucky Route Zero and Immortality. If you wanted some more proof that Netflix is pretty serious about this whole "getting into video games" thing, the movie streaming platform-turned-games publisher is now looking to unite their two fronts by experimenting with game streaming.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:10 PM
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is many, magical things, but initially, at least, it is a card game in which you create your own cards. This takes the form of an MS Paint-esque editor in which you glue together a background, character assets and a collection of props, rotating, duplicating and altering the size of each asset with the mouse. Each asset soaks up a certain amount of arcane energy, divided between the four elements, which mean somewhat different things here than in the spell systems of other games. And each final design generates a different combination of meanings, some of them contradictory at a glance, all of them keys to the game's weird, whimsical and sorrowful wider universe.
It seems an overly rudimentary system at first, though that's coming from the perspective of somebody who's reasonably familiar with Tarot, one of the game's chief influences, and partial to devising their own crummy decks of visual poetry cards. In particular, I grumped to myself about the limits on shrinking and enlarging: I wanted to fashion more abstract, prog-rock designs with faces in pixellated close-up, whereas The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood sort of defaults to "dude holding thing against landscape" setups familiar from the Rider-Waite Tarot. While there are pieces you can plug in and leave out as you see fit, the system also insists that you include certain props from each batch, and I'll admit to using the layer tool to hide unwanted skulls, floral wands and so forth behind other assets.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:44 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:30 PM
The first game in the Opus series of visual novels (not to be confused with alchemy-themed puzzle machine game Opus Magnum), The Day We Found Earth, begins 14,000 years in the future, on a starship far from our familiar home planet. The humans in this far-flung future don't even remember their ancestral home - it's just a rumour, a fantasy. Yet that rumour is driving scientist Lisa, as it may be all that humanity has left. Players control a robot, Emeth, trained by the humans Lisa and Makoto to 'find' Earth, in the hope that reconnecting with the past will solve the issues facing humanity in the present.
Opus may lean into the sci-fi aspects with its visuals and setting, but The Day We Found Earth and its sequels, 2018's Rocket Of Whispers and 2021's Echo Of Starsong (which Katharine absolutely loved), are ultimately story-driven games with a human core far warmer than the coldness of space. Sigono announced a new entry, Opus: Prism Peak, earlier this year. "They're narrative adventure titles that have heartfelt stories that always touch on themes of love and self-fulfilment," is what studio co-founder Scott Chen emphasises to me, as we start our conversation on the hectic floor of Bitsummit, Japan's largest indie games event.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:18 AM
I haven't played Dungeons & Dragons before, and I don't know much about it besides the obvious. I know there's a dungeon master, or DM, who directs proceedings behind a cardboard shield. I know you lob some dice to determine the outcomes of an adventure that's contained in the heads of everyone at the roundtable. And that's about it.
Baldur's Gate 3 is based on D&D's 5th edition and it's meant to honour its rules to the absolute tee. I'm sure it does! To be honest, though, I haven't exactly learned much about D&D by playing it. I don't even think of myself as playing D&D, instead I'm just playing an RPG whose complexity adds a nice mystery to proceedings.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:22 AM
I've not played a huge amount of Dungeons & Dragons, but I get why those kids from Stranger Things won't stop banging on about it. It turns out all those librarians in the 90s were right: using your imagination really is cool and fun! Indeed, our ability to conjure fiction from the ether is fundamental to the ongoing success of D&D. Making up stories with friends is very much a good time, and if you get to kill a goblin or two in the process? Well. That's just gravy.
Built upon the foundations of D&D's fifth edition ruleset, Baldur's Gate 3 attempts to translate the fundamentals of the game into digital form. But how successful is it at doing so? Can a video game - with all the rigidity that comes with the medium - replicate the freedom of a table-top role playing game?
Twinfinite Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:57 AM
Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:30 PM
This week, the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes movie will appear on Crunchyroll for people to watch online. It will show up on the service on August 17, 2023. The film first debuted in 2018 and appeared in theaters worldwide. We'll be able to choose between the Japanese voice acting with English subtitles or English dub once it launches.
While Crunchyroll is available in multiple countries, the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes movie won't be able to watch everywhere. Here's where we'll be able to find it, as well as the launch time for it in each region. As it notes "the Nordics," a few countries in that region are included. Also, it will appear in the Caribbean on that day as well.
In case you missed it, here's the trailer for this film.
We can watch the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes movie on Crunchyroll starting on August 17, 2023. The anime adaptation is also available on the streaming service. Viz Media handles the manga outside of Japan. A fourth movie is also on the way.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:00 PM
Microsoft and Bethesda announced when people can preload both the Xbox Series X and PC versions of Starfield. We can get started in August 2023. However, one will be available before the other. Xbox Series X owners can get it set up on August 17, 2023. PC players will need to wait until August 30, 2023.
Here's the official tweet revealing when the preload for Starfield will be good to go on the Xbox Series X and PC. It also confirmed the game's gone gold. This means that it is ready to ship.
We've started to see more news about the game now that its release date is drawing nearer. For example, Bethesda and Microsoft also revealed an official timeline. That went over important points in not only Constellation's history, but humans' adventures in space as well.
Starfield will release on September 6, 2023 for the both the PC and Xbox Series X. A Constellation collector's edition is available. The Starfield Xbox Series X preload will be live on August 17, 2023, while the PC one will show up on August 30, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:30 PM
Netflix confirmed the release date for the Scott Pilgrim anime in a teaser trailer. The show, now called Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, will begin its run on November 17, 2023, exclusively on Netflix. The teaser trailer shows off a montage of scenes from across the story, including glimpses of each of the evil exes.
Here is the full teaser trailer for the Scott Pilgrim anime.
The Scott Pilgrim anime will be produced by Science SARU, whose previous work includes Inu-Oh and two shorts for Star Wars: Visions. Abel Gongora, the director of one of those shorts (T0-B1), will be directing the project. He previously worked on OK K.O! Let's Be Heroes. Based on the trailer, the visual style of the anime will be drawing heavily from the original Scott Pilgrim comics.
The Scott Pilgrim anime is the latest adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel series about a Canadian slacker who must fight his new girlfriend's evil exes. This adaptation draws on elements of previous ones, with the 2010 movie Director Edgar Wright acting as executive producer. The trailer also highlights that the entire movie's cast will be reprising their roles, including Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Anamanaguchi, who worked on the soundtrack of the game, also previously confirmed their involvement.
The Scott Pilgrim Takes Off anime release date is November 17, 2023. It will be streaming on Netflix.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:00 PM
We now know when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Dimension Shellshock DLC will release. It will show up on August 31, 2023. The TMNT: Shredder's Revenge add-on will also include Karai as a playable character in addition to Miyamoto Usagi. She showed up in the series in the past, while Usagi is from Usagi Yojimbo.
Here's the trailer for the Dimension Shellshock TMNT: Shredder's Revenge DLC showing Karai in action. Things begin by showing Karai's different attacks as she beats up other members of the Foot Clan. She uses ninjutsu and electricity to attack, as well as chains.
While Usagi doesn't really appear here, he showed up in one of the past TMNT: Shredder's Revenge DLC trailer. Another one of these videos leading up to the add-on's launch focused on the new Survival Mode.
Until the add on appears, there are seven people players can use. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Master Splinter, April O'Neil, and Casey Jones are available. However, we do need to unlock Casey in order to use him in-game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Its Dimension Shellshock DLC arrives on August 31, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:30 PM
Culture Entertainment released a new NieR:Automata T-card as well as a line of collaboration goods based on the anime adaptation of the game. The T-card and merchandise feature a newly-drawn illustration of a dignified-looking 2B and 9S in party wear. Orders for the original goods and issuance for the T-card are being taken on the FAN+Life website. Pre-orders and issuance for the T-cards begin today, August 16, 2023. The T-cards will also be issued at TSUTAYA stores across Japan beginning August 28, 2023. The issuance fee for the T-card is 550 yen ($3.77). [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Here is a list of the NieR Automata 2B and 9S merchandise and their prices:
You can view the T-card and collaboration goods in the gallery below:
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T-cards are essentially point cards to be used across participating stores in Japan. With them, customers can accumulate points that can be converted to yen discounted from their next purchase.
The Culture Entertainment Inc. and NieR: Automata Ver1.1a T-card and collaboration merchandise are scheduled to release late December 2023. Pre-orders are available now on the FAN+Life website. The T-cards can also be purchased at TSUTAYA stores in Japan. The issuance fee for the T-card is 550 yen ($3.77). T-cards are only usable for shopping in Japan at participating locations. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll, and the game is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:00 PM
Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Anniversary Collection Set 2024. This huge set will contain 253 curated cards from across the history of the TCG, along with a set of new cards. It will release on February 16, 2024.
The 2024 Anniversary Collection Set contains a pre-made deck of 50 cards. 41 of these cards will be reissues, along with 9 new PR cards. These will be cards featuring Laguna from Final Fantasy VIII and Zack and Aerith from Final Fantasy VII, each with three variants.
The rest of the set will contain 200 reissued cards from across the trading card game's history, including 12 legendary cards in both standard and full-art variants. Completing the set are three premium full-art cards of Snow and Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII. The collection will come in a commemorative storage box featuring artwork of Zack, Cloud and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
It's not the first time Square Enix released an Anniversary Collection for the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. A previous one launched in 2022, also containing 253 cards and a range of reissued cards. While the 2024 set does not currently have a listed price, it's likely to cost the same amount as the 2022 set, which was $59.99.
The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Anniversary Collection Set 2024 will be released on February 16, 2024.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:30 PM
Bandai Namco added the Blitz Lancer class in its latest August 2023 update for the free-to-play MMORPG Blue Protocol. This update also included a new dungeon, hard mode dungeon, and raid for players to experience. The Blitz Lancer class was shown off during one of the recent developer livestreams and appeared in its own showcase to give players an overview of how the Blitz Lancer would play.
Blitz Lancer is a highly mobile class, utilizing short-distance attacks while striking with a spear. Blitz Lancer can imprint on enemies and launch powerful air combos and finishing blows. While the Blitz Lancer is nimble and speedy, it has low defense.
Other classes in Blue Protocol include the Blade Warden, Twin Striker, Keen Strider, Spell Weaver, and Foe Breaker.
Appearing alongside the addition of the Blitz Lancer class in Blue Protocol is also the addition of a new dungeon which takes place in a mysterious cave where water spirits live. It is said that those who wander into the cave and see the water spirit are entranced and doomed to wander the cave forever. The hard mode dungeon takes place in the research facility of an advanced race of beings whose technology is beyond human understanding.
Little has been said about the new raid, but it features a fearsome Earth Dragon that appears from a mysterious portal.
Here's the latest gallery of screenshots for the game.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:01 PM
Branching narratives are a difficult thing to satisfyingly pull off in video games. Fortunately for developer Deconstructeam, the three-person team has over 10 years of experience crafting narrative experiences with an emphasis in decision-making. The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is a narrative fortune-telling adventure that explores human relationships through the lens of magic and divination.
The game puts the player in the shoes of Fortuna, a Witch and expert in the magical art of card divination. Fortuna has been sentenced to live in exile and isolation at her asteroid home for a thousand years for predicting the fall of her Coven. The game starts 200 years into Fortuna's exile, with the Witch using a forbidden incantation to summon the Behemoth Ábramar, a dangerous and crafty being older than the universe who is capable of granting wishes. Unable to cope with a millennium of isolation, Fortuna makes a contract with Ábramar, and soon after her wishes start to manifest.
Alongside this change of events, Fortuna receives the power to craft her own deck of cards by using the four elements, which are Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. As the player, this means that the game lets you create different cards with a series of preset art assets. These are the sphere (or the background or the card,) the Arcana, and magical symbols. Players are granted full creative freedom. Aside from being an easy and entertaining mechanic, different combinations of the aforementioned four elements will imbue each card with different meanings and powers. To top it all off, the pixel art of the cards (and, honestly, the entire game) is gorgeous.
When old friends and new visitors start to visit Fortuna, her new deck of cards will be able to unlock different fates for them, depending on the cards drawn and their powers. These different fates are surprisingly varied and carry a lot of weight for each character. This makes The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood very replayable. Furthermore, subsequent runs will be shorter and faster, so getting new readings during divination sessions will be easier. Creating new cards opens the door for characters to experience different fates, and trying different contracts with Ábramar will reflect in different endings.
Speaking of which, the gameplay only serves to elevate the varied and colorful cast of characters. Fortuna has lived for a long time and as such, she has formed a lot of relationships with fellow Witches from her coven. While the main story elements of the game focus on her two closest friends, the fiery and strong Dahlia and pre-Industrial Revolution English darling Jasmine, the game is full of fantastic and fully fleshed characters. Some that really stuck with me include Fortuna's mentor Yu'enia, fellow Behemoth-summoning criminal Grethe, Fortuna's sister Patrice, and Ábramar himself. While some of these people only meet with Fortuna a few times, they still are a rich addition to the detailed world crafted by Deconstructeam.
The game is divided by chapters, some of which focus on the present situation of Fortuna slowly regaining her freedom and future, while other focus on her past as a mortal before Ascending into a Witch. The glimpses into Fortuna's life before she Ascended are relatively short and especially poignant. One particularly strong section includes Fortuna's older sister Patrice retelling the story of how their mother left Spain with them during the Francoist dictatorship. These sections are exclusively narrative and are accompanied by some stunning pixel art. The present sections are still scripted, but players get a bit of freedom to create new cards, advancing the plot and doing some side activities. These include studying magic volumes and reading books that Fortuna has collected over the years. I recommend not skipping over the books, as these include a variety of guest writers and are beautifully written passages.
After finishing my first run of the game, I was left needing more. I was convinced that if I crafted different cards and tried my hand at a different contract with Ábramar, I could find a better ending for everyone. I played through the game two more times. During these runs, I found that new cards and readings can drastically change things. While some plot points are set in stone, most characters have a wide array of options written for them that varies depending on Fortuna's readings.
For example, in each of my runs the fate of planet Earth was different. Some elements that Fortuna predicted in the first chapters came back in later chapters to haunt me or to help me in unexpected ways. In two runs, I predicted a member of Fortuna's Coven would be arrested. But in each one, it was a different character. This threw a wrench in my plans, as I assumed several plot points only had one resolution. I don't know how many variations there are available, but I'm eager to find out as I replay the game.
If there's something I wish the game could have done differently is the execution of its final chapter. I will try to be vague as to avoid spoilers. The final act of the game adds some new gameplay elements that focus on connecting with the Coven. While this is fun, the chapter goes on for a bit longer than the rest, which makes the pacing feel a bit odd.
The soundtrack of the game perfectly accompanies every moment, with almost four hours of evocative and relaxing tracks created by artist Paula "Fingerspit" Ruiz. Of special note is the song that plays over the introduction after the tutorial, which is accompanied by an excellent animated, pixel-art opening.
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is an intimate story about overcoming isolation, rebuilding your future, and finding community that will resonate with many. The game's card creating mechanics will be perfect for the artistically inclined, and are welcoming to those lacking the skill. Deconstructeam surprised me with the variety of outcomes that the card divination sections offer, and I'm looking forward to jumping into the game again and spending more time with Fortuna and Ábramar.
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:30 AM
Square Enix announced a collaboration event with the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Japan. This event is called Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan - A Decade's Journey and is scheduled to take place from September 28, 2023 to October 2, 2023, at the Isetan Shinjuku Store Main Building 6th Floor Exhibition Hall. The event will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Isetan Shinjuku store's move from Kanda and the 10th anniversary of the release of Square Enix's MMORPG. Collaboration FFXIV merchandise will be available in store and online via the Isetan Mitsukoshi Online Store and MOO:D MARK by ISETAN site.
So far, 27 brands have been announced to be partnering with Final Fantasy XIV, with more to be announced in the future. Exclusive collaboration goods will be sold from each location.
Here's a complete list of partner brands that will have FFXIV merchandise so far:
Beyond shopping, there will also be dedicated eating and drinking spaces, including an Eorzea Cafe. Furthermore, special exhibits are planned to be shown, some of which will be displayed for the first time to the general public.
The next update about this event will appear on August 24, 2023 at 10:00 am during the "Super Hot, Super Hot, Super Hot! Midsummer Community Broadcasting 10th Anniversary Special" livestream. This event will include further insight into the details and contents of the collaboration.
The Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan - A Decade's Journey event will take place from September 28, 2023 to October 2, 2023 at the Isetan Shinjuku Store Main Building 6th Floor Exhibition Hall in Japan. Collaboration FFXIV merchandise will be available in store and online from the Isetan Mitsukoshi Online Store and MOO:D MARK by ISETAN site.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:00 AM
As promised, BlazBlue Entropy Effect did appear in 2023, as the Early Access version is now available for PCs via Steam. The goal is to get feedback from players on existing content, while gradually preparing more for the full release. The 91Act announcement noted it is about 60-70% done at the moment, with September 2023 and November 2023 updates planned. The final version is expected to appear in Q1 2024.
The announcement went over some of the things already present in the game. There are seven classic BlazBlue characters to use. Five stages are present, but only one is described as having Metroidvania elements. 10 bossescan be encountered. While the full game will have multiple endings, this version does not. People will also only be able to play it alone until the full version's debut.
91Act did also discuss the price of BlazBlue Entropy Effect. The game will remain $19.99 while in Early Access. (At the moment, there is a temporary sale bringing that price down to $17.99 until August 22, 2023.) However, the developer did note "pricing adjustments may be made" at launch.
BlazBlue Entropy Effect is now available via Steam Early Access on PCs. People can also play it on the Steam Deck. The full version of the game is expected to appear in Q1 2024.
Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:30 AM
GameSpot recently released a FFXVI interview featuring Producer Naoki Yoshida's full explanation on how its Eikons came to be. It turns out this installment's version of summons were first conceived during a Tokyo Game Show 2014 experience Yoshida had. Later, when he ended up working on the latest mainline Final Fantasy game, he pulled from that idea for the Dominants and Eikons system we see in-game. The full interview also includes insights from Main Director Hiroshi Takai.
Here is Yoshida's full statement given to GameSpot regarding the inspiration behind FFXVI Eikons:
Here's the official video clip from GameSpot featuring Yoshida.
Final Fantasy XVI is available on the PS5. A six-month exclusivity period is in effect, and a PC port should follow.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 16, 2023 10:00 AM
HoYoVerse shared the full Genshin Impact patch notes for the 4.0 update. Titled "As Light Rain Falls Without Reason," this is the first patch featuring the Fontaine area. While we saw characters from there before, like Charlotte, we never got to visit it. This means new Archon Quests, World Quests, Domains, characters, and equipment. For example, the siblings Lyney, Lynette, and Freminet will all become playable in 4.0. Everyone also gets Lynette for hitting Adventure Rank 25.
The Genshin Impact patch notes for 4.0 are a little more descriptive than people might expect. For example, when discussing new characters or locations, there will also be details about what to expect from the region or their moveset. It also goes over the unlock requirements to access certain activities or storylines.
Here are the full Genshin Impact patch notes for 4.0 from HoYoVerse's HoYoLab site:
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 4.0 update is now live in-game. The first Lyney banner and Yelan rerun banner are live until September 5, 2023.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 16, 2023 5:39 PM
There are plenty of new ferocious and dangerous boss battles to take on in Genshin Impact's 4.0 update. One of these creatures is the Ocean Circuit Judge. Now that you can swim underwater, there are brand new ways to fight monsters through underwater combat. It's a lot to take in, and a lot to learn, so let me explain how to beat the Ocean Circuit Judge in Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact: How to defeat the Ocean Circuit Judge This giant crab boss is quite tough if you don't know how to properly fight it. At first, I was utterly confused on how I could even damage it, but you have to use the right abilities. How you beat the Ocean Circuit Judge in Genshin Impact is by damaging it with the ability taken from the blue crabs. Screenshots by PC Invasion Don't know what I mean? Well, when underwater, certain creatures have abilities that you can absorb. See the tiny blue crab with an icon above it? YouR...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 16, 2023 5:38 PM
Beating the Flux Construct overworld bosses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will often result in you earning some decently useful rewards. Not only do Flux Constructs serve as helpful sources of Zonai charges and devices, but they also drop powerful, fusible cores that become especially potent when attached to Zonaite weapons. These resources make it tempting to repeatedly hunt down Flux Constructs so you can stock up on as many of these items as you can. If you plan on doing this, here's a rundown on every Flux Construct location in the entirety of Tears of the Kingdom's world. Where to find the Flux Constructs in Tears of the Kingdom In all, Tears of the Kingdom features 35 Flux Constructs for you to find, more than enough to obtain a sizable amount of their resources after every Blood Moon. These boss enemies exclusively reside in both the sky islands and the Depths, and they come in three variants: Flux Construct I, Flux Construct II, and Flux Constr...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 16, 2023 5:32 PM
Sometimes, the choices you make in Baldur's Gate 3 may make you uncomfortable. Sometimes, they may have that impact on your party members. None of them can seem to agree on anything, after all, like when it comes time to determine the fate of a character named Oskar Fevras. Here is our guide exploring whether it is worth buying Oskar Fevras in Baldur's Gate 3. Baldur's Gate 3 – is it worth buying Oskar Fevras? When you pay for the freedom of Oskar Fevras, it feels like the right thing to do in the moment. However, Shadowheart and Astarion may not agree. There's also the matter of the significant hit to your purse. With such factors to weigh, there's no definitive answer as to the best approach. However, it seems in general that buying Oskar Fevras is the best option available. Screenshot by PC Invasion If you haven't yet found Oskar Fevras, it's time to check near Waukeen's Rest, along the north side of The Risen Road. ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:53 PM
The Traveler is the main character in Genshin Impact, and this character has the unique ability to resonate with all of the elements in the game. With the release of Fontaine, the Traveler has now gained access to their Hydro variant, giving them the Hydro element in addition to a brand new kit and abilities. The Hydro Traveler is a unique character, with a fun machine gun Elemental Skill that fires off Hydro DMG to opposing enemies. If the Hydro Traveler appeals to you, then you'll want to make sure they have the best build possible. Here's our guide on the best build for Hydro Traveler in Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact: Hydro Traveler best weapons guide Screenshot by PC Invasion The best build for the Hydro Traveler in Genshin Impact starts with picking out their best weapon. Here are some of your best options: Key of Khaj-Nisut: The Key of Khaj-Nisut increases the Traveler's HP by 20%, while also increasing their Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 16, 2023 4:52 PM
Baldur's Gate 3 is a pretty gigantic game, which will make any modding community happy. You can find hundreds of unique, helpful, and immersive mods online that will enhance your experience with this Dungeons & Dragons video game. In no particular order, let's explore the 10 best Baldur's Gate 3 mods that you have to take a look at. 10 best mods for Baldur's Gate 3 Screenshot by PC Invasion Tav's Hair Salon Although Baldur's Gate 3 has a wide selection of hairstyles, Tav's Hair Salon, created by 'Toarie', adds an enormous amount of hairdos. All collected from other NPCs in the game, there are over 70 available hairstyles to choose from! Yes, you'll have to create a new character to access them, until Larian Studios makes an update to allow you to go visit a hairdresser. But creating a new playthrough just to have beautiful hair is so worth it. Screenshot by PC Invasion Customizer's Compendiu...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 16, 2023 5:51 PM
An announcement trailer was also released.
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A new trailer was also released.
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MonsterVine Wednesday, August 16, 2023 12:00 PM
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Level Up Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:09 PM
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