Aug 20, 18:00

PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 4:32 PM
     Starfield story and timeline explained

What is the Starfield timeline? So far, we've been piecing together the Starfield story and lore of major players and planets that appear in Settled Systems from the information teased in trailers and previews. Thankfully, Bethesda has now released a Starfield timeline spanning 278 years, allowing us to track all the major events in the story so far.

We already have a strong indication of just how big Starfield is, so it stands to reason that a universe of this size must have an expansive history to match. The official Starfield timeline charts humanity's course across the stars and their eventual settlement on distant planets, as well as the founding of major cities. Given how long we can expect our Starfield journey to take, let us walk you through the history of the Settled Systems.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 4:25 PM
     Starfield digipicking explained

What is Starfield digipicking? There's going to be stuff in space that people don't want you to get your grubby little mitts on. They lock their cases, their cabinets, hell, even their doors. The fools. They don't know that you're already a master of digipicking - the futuristic version of Starfield lockpicking, obviously - and it'll take much more than a silly lock to stand in your way.

The Starfield release date is edging ever closer, and the smell of adventure is in the air - well, in your spacesuit, anyway - if you're anything like us, you can't wait to gather your companions, build your own Starfield spaceship, and set off into the final frontier. What happens, though, if you find something that's locked? Well, you pick that lock, silly. Here's how.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 11:38 AM
     New roguelike deck builder is Slay the Spire with combos, playable now

Novus Orbis is the latest fantasy roguelike deck builder to catch my eye on Steam, and in just a short time playing it has me hooked on its combo-driven combat. Following in the footsteps of the best card games like Slay the Spire, Novus Orbis is built around the idea of chaining your attacks in specific sequences to maximize their effects. It's a concept that's simple but effective, and you can try it out for yourself with a free demo right now.

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Siliconera Sunday, August 20, 2023 3:00 PM

Which FFXIV Scions of the Seventh Dawn Character Do You Like Best?

2023 and 2024 are big years for Final Fantasy XIV. The Fan Fests kicked off worldwide again. Square Enix revealed the new Dawntrail expansion due out in 2024. There's the 10th anniversary, with accompanying events. A lot's going on! We figured now is a good time to talk about the FFXIV Scions of the Seventh Dawn characters we liked best, given we'll be heading out on a new journey with them in 6.5 and 7.0.

[caption id="attachment_978968" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Which FFXIV Scions of the Seventh Dawn Character Do You Like Best b Image via Square Enix[/caption]

As much as I like G'raha Tia, Estinien is my favorite out of all the FFXIV characters. I mean, he's a strong companion and gets some great character development from A Realm Reborn to Endwalker. I think his relationship with Aymeric is great. Also, his Lucille Bluth levels of disregard when it comes to money always amuses me. -- Jenni

This may be controversial, but I'm not a huge fan of most of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn after all these years of playing FFXIV. While I like Estinien, I could use more development for him. That said, G'raha Tia stands out as the best for me. His charm and seemingly undying love for the protagonist is terrific. But even he has lacked in appearances and attention in the last several patches and in Endwalker. -- Cody

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Gamer Empire Sunday, August 20, 2023 5:08 PM
     Animals in Stardew Valley can be very profitable if you take proper care of them and feed them Hay every day. However, the game has made the feeding process unnecessarily complicated for no reason. You would think that feeding animals should be a relatively easy task, but the ConcernedApe, the game's developer, has made sure […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 20, 2023 3:17 PM

An announcement trailer was also released.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 20, 2023 2:59 PM

The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass, which likely contributed a significant portion of players

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 20, 2023 2:43 PM

The trailer showcases cutscenes, gameplay segments, and more

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Aug 20, 10:00

PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 9:25 AM
     Max Payne meets Just Cause in this open-world game where you're a bean

Max Payne, Just Cause, and a splash of open-world single-player game action are all crossing over for the Killer Bean videogame - which looks about as absurd and entertaining as the name "Killer Bean" suggests. So if you've been waiting for your next favorite game with an open mind, this might just be it.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 7:49 AM
     Old School Runescape Sailing goes to the polls as its first new skill

Old School Runescape unveils its first new skill, Sailing, and the team at Jagex wants to know if you like it enough to keep. The OSRS Sailing skill will be the first ever skill introduced to the classic MMORPG since its launch a decade ago, but it's only staying if Old School Runescape players vote to keep it. It's already looking rather spectacular, though, so read on to set sail and see what you think of Jagex's new creation.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 7:10 AM
     You can already save 17% on your Starfield pre-orders

Starfield is so close, as Bethesda's next colossal RPG game wants to be one of the biggest releases of the year, and we can already point you towards a staggering 17% discount ahead of the Starfield release date. So if you can't wait for Starfield and want to snag a hefty saving for either edition of the game, we've got your back.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 7:00 AM
     Armored Core 6 channels Dark Souls, but it could be much more

The long-awaited Armored Core 6 is on the horizon, and a decade of patience for series fans is about to culminate in what could be the quintessential mech game of our generation. After considerable time spent creating and arguably perfecting the soulslike genre with Elden Ring, developer FromSoftware has jumped back into the cockpit with both hands on the controls, but does it have what it takes to pilot us into a new age for robot games, or will Rubicon's blessing be too much for the team to handle?

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 6:33 AM
     WoW Classic RDF is finally confirmed, making dungeons much better

WoW Classic is set to bring one of the most requested features to smooth out its dungeon leveling experience. Intentionally excluded from the throwback MMORPG at launch by Blizzard, Random Dungeon Finder is now set to arrive in an upcoming WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic update, along with a quest tracker.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 5:50 AM
     Dark and Darker Steam return is in Valve's hands, Ironmace says

Dark and Darker's Steam return appears to be in the hands of Valve, as developer Ironmace fields questions about the hopeful return to the storefront while the RPG game recently launched in early access. With a full Dark and Darker release date coming at some point down the line and the game's Steam presence still a mystery, we're all keen to learn what's next for Dark and Darker.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 20, 2023 5:47 AM
     Anime Adventures codes August 2023

August 20, 2023: We added two new Anime Adventures codes to our list.

What are the new Anime Adventures codes? If you're starting out trying to defend your base, you will want to summon the most powerful heroes and villains based on the most popular anime of all time, such as One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Dragon Ball, to stop the evil forces from storming your base. But, of course, some are more powerful than others, so if you want to get the most out of the game's gacha system, you'll want tons of codes.

Anime Adventures is a tower defense anime game built inside Roblox, and you can earn gems to summon units by grinding through levels and completing daily missions. AA codes can help you get even more gems, which you can spend on getting the best units in the game. New codes are released with every update, so if you see the prompt for a new update, do check back to see if there are any that you've not redeemed yet. While you're here, you should know that we also keep lists of Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes to get you more freebies.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, August 20, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for rolling a critical success. Before you reach toss the dice, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, August 20, 2023 9:00 AM

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Anime Blu-ray Captures the Details

The Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan JoJo's Bizarre Adventure spin-off stories are a delightful extra. Rohan himself is quite a character, and the adventures he gets on outside of the typical Diamond is Unbreakable affairs are relatable and captivating even if you don't follow the mainline series. We've seen it happen in manga, anime, and even live action adaptations. Now Viz Media released a Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Blu-ray of all four episodes of the anime OVA, and it feels like such a solid tribute. It's a great way to watch outside of Netflix, which feels like it could take away series' at a moment's notice, while also properly giving these episodes their due.

Part of the brilliance of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan concept is that someone doesn't really need to be aware of larger JoJo's Bizarre Adventure canon to appreciate the anime OVA episodes. Yes, you do need to know that like many people in the series, he was struck by an arrow and had the stand Heaven's Door awaken because of it. With it, he can turn people into human books. While he can then make them follow his orders by writing in them, he will more likely pry and use it for inspiration for his own works. See, he's a mangaka, a "genius" one known for Pink Dark Boy, which "runs" in Shonen Jump. All you need to know from there is that he tends to find himself in supernatural situations and, well, can come across as an arrogant and egotistical jerk. I mean, he does genuinely care for some people, like Kyōka. But he does know exactly how talented he is and is completely abrasive.

But it's because of that expertise that the four stories on the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Blu-ray are such great viewing. Each one is self-contained and can be watched without any background aside from the above information. The episode numbers in their titles? There for flavor. "Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill" actually aired after "Episode 5: Millionaire Village," after all. Each one involves Rohan somehow stumbling on a supernatural occurrence involving things other than Stands. As such, someone coming into it doesn't need to know the elaborate history of the series. They can just appreciate a mangaka with special powers happening upon and reacting to weird situations.
It also helps that the Blu-ray comes with features that help add more insight into this Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan anime adaptation. On the disc itself, there's an interview with Landon McDonald about playing Rohan in the English dub. It's insightful, especially given the character's strong personality.

However, even better is the booklet accompanying it. It's quite brief, coming in at only 20 pages. However, it has all these behind-the-scenes insights into each episode. We can read blurbs from the director, character designer, voice actors, and others involved with each OVA. There's concept art for characters and locations. We can see what outfit Rohan wore in that episode, because of course there'd be that extra detail for such a "master." There's also a three-page interview with Director Toshiyuki Kato and Character Designer Shunichi Ishimoto about different episodes and adaptation decisions. Book-ending it with a brief interview with Rohan's Japanese voice actor Takahiro Sakurai is also a great complement to the interview on the disc.

The Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Blu-ray is a great package to have. Especially at a time when it can be so easy for digital media to become inaccessible or disappear for good. It would have been fine to even just include the four episodes of the OVA. But getting these extra insights into the making of these Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan anime adaptations is a lot of fun.

The Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan anime OVA Blu-ray is available now. Viz Media also handled the localization of the manga.

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Gamer Empire Sunday, August 20, 2023 9:01 AM
     Chickens are an amazing source of money and ingredients in Stardew Valley, as they give you Eggs every day and allow you to produce some quality Mayonnaise to sell. However, there is an improved version of the Eggs that you get from Chickens, known as Large Eggs, which will make you a lot more money […]