GamersHeroes Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:16 PM
A brand new developer diary for PAYDAY 3 was released today, showcasing some of the game's incredible cosmetic and customization options. During the video the developers discuss the challenges of creating different rarities of masks, building a foundation ruleset to offer continuity as players earn more rare and valuable rewards.
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GamersHeroes Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:23 PM
Ubisoft today announced the launch of the Rayman in the Phantom Show DLC for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, introducing new mechanics, environments, and one of gaming's most iconic hairdos as Rayman joins the game as a playable character.
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GamersHeroes Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:24 AM
Today, Developer Rogue Snail announced that their upcoming title, Relic Hunters Legend, will enter Early Access in September 2023. With this news, the team also gives us a new cinematic story trailer to enjoy.
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Starfield leaks began blowing up across the internet last week after 29-year old Darin Harris allegedly stole dozens of copies of the game from a warehouse and started selling them online. One Reddit user immediately reported the leaks to Bethesda and Memphis police, and he's now been banned from the…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 3:02 PM
Call of Duty fans' passions run hot when it comes to the series' multiplayer maps, which have been the topic of discussion and controversy since United Offensive, the 2004 expansion pack that added multiplayer to the original Call of Duty. Maps are so integral to the Call of Duty experience, so important to each new…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:51 PM
Star Wars: Ahsoka on Disney+ is a TV series that feels like a lot of different things, including a sequel to the animated series Rebels and a new live-action story about masters and apprentices. But what's quickly becoming my favorite part of the show is its focus on a struggling padawan who doesn't seem to "have the…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:05 PM
Disney's new Ahsoka TV series is, essentially, a Star Wars: Rebels sequel, so you'd expect the new live-action show to be jam-packed with references and Easter eggs. While some of these are so obvious they're not even worth mentioning (characters like Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, and Hera Syndulla are not references,…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:59 PM
Armored Core VI is the first game in the long-running mech action series to get a PC release, and in its first weekend became the second most-played FromSoftware game ever on Steam at launch. Critics raved about it and fans have been elated to see the series finally return, but what are the Steam reviews saying about…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:47 PM
Not every character you make in Baldur's Gate 3 is going to be good at lockpicking. Hell, I don't even run with a lockpicking-proficient rogue in my party because I'd rather my Warlock hang out with Gale, Shadowheart, and Karlach because one's my boyfriend and the other two are my besties. Tons of treasure chests and…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:40 PM
Blink and you'll miss the third episode of Star Wars: Ahsoka, which sped by so fast as I watched it that I worried my cat had sat on the remote and skipped forward several scenes (again). But the episode, titled "Time to Fly," really is just over a half-hour long—a stark contrast to the two previous episodes, which…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:02 PM
Final Fantasy XVI, Square Enix's monumental action role-playing game from earlier this summer, is experiencing a teeny tiny discount on the PlayStation store. There, both Standard and Digital Deluxe versions of the (as far as we know) PS5-exclusive game are on sale now through September 7 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern.
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:50 PM
FromSoftware's Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon might be one of the most beautiful and exhilarating mech games to have come out in years, but it's not the only one you could be playing right now. Because a few years ago, the Nintendo Switch got Daemon X Machina, a spiritual successor to the then dormant Armored Core…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:11 PM
PlayStation Plus is about to get a lot more expensive. Sony announced that, beginning in September, the annual subscription price will go from $60 up to $80 for the lowest tier of the program. Meanwhile PS Plus Premium, which competes directly with Game Pass by offering a big Netflix-style library of games and cloud…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:53 AM
When you boot up Baldur's Gate 3, you can choose between creating a custom character, or playing as any of the party members who can join you throughout the game, like Astarion or Karlach. However, there's one other option as well: it's called the Dark Urge, and it's kind of the best of both worlds. You get to make…
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:20 AM
Free, fan-made browser game Pufferdle is an unexpectedly successful cozy mutant. Developer Abdullah Masud made it from sewing together some beloved parts—the fishing minigame from Stardew Valley, and Wordle's streamlined hangman procedure—and ended up with a pixel fish-guesser many will find relaxing and familiar.
Kotaku Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:29 AM
Pokémon Go is notoriously behind the rest of the Pokémon universe, especially when it comes to the pocket monsters that inhabit its world. But finally, almost a year after the Switch's Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were released, the mobile game is to see its first smattering of Paldean beasties.
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:13 PM
Genshin Impact 4.0 just added a map expansion that players are still exploring, and HoYoverse wants you to see all of the new changes and additions to the anime game. This 'Fontography' photo contest wants you to take pictures of Fontaine's wildlife for a chance to win free Primogems, so you might as well snap a few photos if you're still discovering all of the new locations in Genshin Impact 4.0.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:55 PM
While much of the gaming world is firmly focused on Baldur's Gate 3 or Starfield right now, the indie action-adventure RPG game Dungeons of Hinterberg is the one that really grabbed my attention at Gamescom 2023. Set in a vibrant alpine village that blends elements of the Austrian Alps, everything about my time with the game is nothing short of promising.
Continue reading Beautiful new RPG could be next big Game Pass hit after StarfieldMORE FROM PCGAMESN: New PC games, Best PC games, Free PC games
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:47 PM
With Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 making quite the impact with its appearance at Gamescom 2023, publisher Focus Interactive has kept the hype train rolling with their August 30 'extended gameplay' showcase, giving fans a good look at Saber Interactive's entrance into the world of Warhammer 40k games. As expected, Focus Interactive showed off more than just gameplay, revealing that a Space Marine 2 beta is on the horizon.
Continue reading Warhammer 40k Space Marine 2 is getting a beta, and you can applyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 release date speculation, Best Warhammer 40k games
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:48 PM
What time does Starfield release? If you, like me, are struggling to resist the allure of space, then I have good news for you. We've got a full rundown of all of the release times per region.
After all, the Starfield release date is just around the corner, and it never hurts to be prepared. If you're more concerned about which Starfield companion you'll be wooing, or what Starfield traits you'll be picking, we have loads of different guides to help you conquer the space game's expansive universe. Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, here's a rundown of all of the different Starfield release times.
Continue reading Here is the Starfield release time for all regionsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:09 PM
Total War Warhammer 3 update 4.0 is upon us, and the full Total War Warhammer 3 patch notes have now arrived for the latest major overhaul to one of the best strategy games on PC. This latest major overhaul arrives alongside Shadows of Change, the new Total War Warhammer 3 DLC introducing three legendary lords, and players can look forward to new landmarks, a whole host of achievements, and a brand new free DLC hero as well.
Continue reading Total War Warhammer 3 update 4.0's full patch notes are hereMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:15 PM
The best sandbox games are difficult to nail down, as the sandbox style is spread across countless genres with disparate mechanics and settings. But all sandboxes share a common trait: freedom. Whether it's creating a whole world or building up a gang of criminals across a city, sandbox games leave most of the agency up to the player. They are universes to be experienced at a pace not dictated by developers.
Some of the best PC games of all time are those which allow total player freedom, but there needs to be a bit of clarity when looking at what makes a great sandbox game. They have, since the days of Elite and Ultima, referred to open-world games filled with choice and diversions. But revisionist history would describe them as "games like Minecraft". For the purposes of this exploration of the best of the bunch, we're taking a look at them all. We support sandbox egalitarianism. So, from the mean streets of Los Santos through the ruthless missions of Agent 47 and the stunning expanse of Eve's universe, these are the very best sandbox games on PC.
Continue reading The best sandbox games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best GTA 5 RP servers, GTA 6 release date speculation, GTA 5 system requirements
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:49 AM
Let me ask a question: have you died in WoW Classic Hardcore yet? I have and, honestly, it was one of my favorite World of Warcraft experiences to date. Hardcore is about survival, sure, but it's also about going out in a blaze of bloody glory - or, alternatively, yeeting yourself off of something by accident (guilty, as charged). In the wake of Hardcore's launch, Blizzard has unveiled some stats about the MMORPG's latest mode, and trust me when I say it really, really sucks to be a Hunter.
Continue reading WoW Classic Hardcore stats confirm that it sucks to be a HunterMORE FROM PCGAMESN: WoW Dragonflight tier list, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight review
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:47 AM
What is the Starfield Shattered Space DLC? Despite Starfield being one of the biggest Bethesda games ever made - if not the biggest - the developer isn't content with leaving it as it is, revealing that there's at least one expansion already planned.
We've not even reached the Starfield release date yet, but Bethesda has already confirmed the space game's first DLC: Shattered Space. Whether or not there will ever be a Starfield sequel, we can probably assume that the world will be broadened with expansions, perhaps in a similar fashion to Skyrim or Fallout 4. So what do we know about Shattered Space, the first Starfield DLC?
Continue reading Starfield Shattered Space DLCMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:09 PM
What are the Starfield system requirements? You don't need space-age hardware to blast off with Starfield, as the sci-fi RPG runs on older components. However, Bethesda does say you will need to leave behind your mechanical hard drives to get on board.
Continue reading Starfield system requirementsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:43 AM
Who is the Starfield United Colonies faction? While the release of Bethesda's upcoming epic space RPG is not far away at all, every grain of Starfield information we can gather is vital. From the various developer updates so far, it's become clear that learning about Starfield factions is essential. We know there are several main factions, as well as smaller groups, but for now, we'll focus on the United Colonies.
As a strong military and political force, the United Colonies is the most powerful of the Starfield factions. Their rich history spans intergalactic conflicts, common enemies, and the formation of a web of member colonies. In the faction guide below, we're taking a deep dive into who the United Colonies are, where you can find them, which Starfield companions came from this faction, how they fit into the Starfield timeline and lore, and how you can join them. Let's get going.
Continue reading Starfield United Colonies faction guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:45 AM
Medieval games are less common than you might think. Rare is a videogame that doesn't feature at least one sword, suit of armour, or roast chicken. Still, they're usually mixed in with bearded hermits slinging magic fireballs, which we're reliably informed your average medieval peasant had very little knowledge of.
To that end, we've assembled a list of the best PC games that eschew all the prophecy and pyrotechnics for good old-fashioned steel-on-steel action. Medieval games come in all different shapes and sizes, with some opting for a more fantasy game style. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is, after all, no basis for a system of government. Similarly, a level ten Necromancer against a blacksmith wearing a potato sack is no basis for a fair fight.
Continue reading Best medieval games on PC 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Crusader Kings 3 DLC guide, Best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Crusader Kings 3 review
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:48 AM
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 traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:08 AM
Is new game plus in Starfield? Bethesda is not known for including new game plus modes in their games - Fallout 3 and 4 didn't feature one, and neither did Oblivion or Skyrim, but more games than ever are starting to incorporate new game plus as a way to increase replayability.
Not that you'll necessarily need it here, as there are over 1000 Starfield planets in the space opera, and when it comes to the Starfield length, just the main story will apparently run for 30-40 hours. Chuck in all the side content and exploration you can do and you're looking at hundreds of hours if you want to see anything - if, upon completion, you immediately want to start all over again with new game plus, then you are a more dedicated player than I. However, with that said, new game plus is definitely a mode that will pique my interest after a break, so here's all the information we have on Starfield new game plus.
Continue reading Does Starfield have new game plus?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:00 AM
Is Starfield Steam Deck compatible? Playing Starfield on your Steam Deck should unlock a universe of entertainment from your sofa, but we haven't got the official word from Valve on whether it's Steam Deck compatible. Although you should be able to get the RPG running on your handheld, the struggles of similar games to get decent performance suggests you probably won't be blasting off at light speed.
As stated in the Starfield system requirements, you'll need 125GB of storage space if you want to head out exploring new planets. There's over a hundred different solar systems on offer, so it's not exactly a surprise the game takes up so much space. If you're hoping to play Bethesda's latest title on the go, you might want to check out our guide to the best microSD card for Steam Deck, especially if you've got the 64GB model.
Continue reading Is Starfield Steam Deck compatible?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:40 AM
New World is back, as Amazon Games reveals details for its first expansion, titled New World: Rise of the Angry Earth. Along with the increased level cap and gear score you'd expect from any good MMORPG add-on, this first New World expansion finally introduces the much-requested ability to summon mounts, along with a new weapon type and Heartrune ability, and, of course, new areas and stories to uncover.
Continue reading New World's first expansion is a cataclysmic overhaul, two years onMORE FROM PCGAMESN: New World system requirements, New World beginner's guide, New World review
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:47 AM
How do you get Starfield early access? It feels like we've been waiting for eons to finally get our hands on Bethesda's interstellar labor of love – but it turns out that wait might be over sooner than you think. Here's everything you need to know about Starfield early access, including its release date and how to opt-in ahead of launch.
While the Starfield Game Pass launch coincides with the Starfield release date, we now know that players can acquire "up to five days early access" as a pre-order bonus in special editions of the RPG game. Of course, that means you'll need to splash out more than your subscription charge if you're looking to jet-set across the galaxy as early as possible.
Continue reading Starfield early access start dateMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:40 AM
What is the best Starfield ranged build? It's inevitable that you'll come across conflict during your time exploring the Settled Systems, and the best way to ensure you survive is to know how to handle yourself in a fight. While butting heads and swinging an axe is a viable option, you won't get far if you're always jumping head-first into every battle.
The Starfield release date is right around the corner, and I bet you can already feel the bounty hunters on your back. While you can lean on your Starfield crew to help you out of a bind, there really isn't a better way to handle a situation than with your own brains, your own brawn, and of course, your favorite Starfield gun. Although we've got all of the best Starfield builds in one hub, here is the best Starfield ranged build.
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PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:36 AM
The Starfield Imagine Dragons song is real, and you can listen to it right now. As the Starfield release date approaches, Bethesda has really ratcheted up the bizarre marketing for the RPG game, enlisting the help of Imagine Dragons to attract as many people to Starfield as possible.
Continue reading There's an Imagine Dragons Starfield song, and you can listen nowMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:36 AM
Who are the Starfield Freestar Collective faction? In Starfield, there are five major factions each with independent beliefs, a rich lore to learn about, and their very own missions to proffer players. Ranging vastly from a group of space pirates to a megacorp, players can join every faction in Starfield and decide how they'll play out their allegiances.
Among the ample Starfield faction choices is the Freestar Collective, a group dedicated to providing personal and independent freedoms for its members. So, what does it take to become a prominent figure in a seemingly peaceful force in the Starfield universe? We've put together all the information we know so far ahead of the Starfield release date from Bethesda, including who they are, which Starfield companions are linked to the faction, where they're based, and how to join them.
Continue reading Starfield Freestar Collective faction guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:39 AM
What is the best Steam Deck dock? A docking station can transform Valve's handheld into a hybrid gaming PC, whether you're looking for a desktop replacement, a console alternative, or just a fancy way to charge your device in style. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there that are compatible with the portable powerhouse, and they come with everything you need to hook up a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and more to the handheld PC.
Continue reading Best Steam Deck dock 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:34 AM
What are the best new PC games 2023? Perhaps you have just been paid, bank account fat with virtual dosh, or you simply want to get caught up with the latest PC games because they are, well, new and shiny.
It is all well and good starting another daring round of PUBG, taking on a new 100-hour Football Manager save, or yet another The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim adventure but, as much as we love setting mammoths ablaze, there are plenty of new PC games that will more than supply your gaming fix. You don't want to be the person who isn't In The Know now, do you?
Continue reading The best new PC games 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:17 AM
Who are the Starfield Xenofresh Corporation faction? Of the main joinable factions we know of so far, we keep hearing the names United Colonies and Freestar Collective, the two warring factions responsible for the great Colony War. Then there's Constellation, the faction we know you start off working with. But who else might you be able to band up with and how does your faction affect your unique story?
As the Starfield release date draws ever closer, we're thinking about how we want our space adventure to play out. Will we be good, bad, or somewhere in-between? A spy, a leader, or a pirate? Much of this comes down to which of the Starfield factions you join, and one of those is Xenofresh Corporation, a powerful group with incredible amounts of money behind them thanks to the booming business of Aurora. Here's what we know about the Starfield Xenofresh Corporation faction and where you can find them doing business.
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PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:09 AM
Who is VASCO in Starfield? Don't let his utilitarian facade and genial conversation fool you; this Lunar Robotics creation is your go-to companion when it comes to exploration. It's no secret that VASCO's our favorite here at PCGamesN, but if you're still on the fence, we've collated all his primary skills and attributes into one handy guide, to help you decide if you should keep him around for the long haul.
A human companion is all well and good, but sometimes you might want to keep a well-oiled machine by your side as you explore everything Starfield has to offer. It's currently unclear where VASCO's construction appears on the official Starfield timeline, but his battered chassis certainly suggests he's been in active service for several decades. He might give us useful context during Starfield missions, especially when visiting new Starfield cities. While we can neither confirm nor deny a Starfield romance with VASCO just yet, here's everything we do know about our best robot pal.
Continue reading Starfield VASCO companion guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:02 AM
Who is the Starfield Constellation faction? Compared to all the other groups in the galaxy, Constellation is the most secretive of the established organizations. They have an almost mythical status among the people of the settled systems and consider themselves the last of the true explorers.
Constellation is the main one of the many Starfield factions that you'll become a member of during the campaign. Joining this faction doesn't mean that you can't also join one of the others, including the pirates of the Crimson Fleet, the megacorp of Ryujin Industries, and the space western members of Freestar Collective. So, ahead of the Starfield release date, we've been piecing together a substantial amount of information about Constellation, if any Starfield traits can help, and info about significant members and what the faction stands for.
Continue reading Starfield Constellation guideMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:29 PM
Sea of Stars, The Messenger devs' love letter to classic RPGs, sells 100,000 copies on its first day
Sea of Stars seemed primed for success: it's got a gorgeous art style, is soaked through with nostalgia for the turn-based (J)RPGs of yore - but with a modern sensibility to its clever gameplay - and comes from the devs behind ingenious platformer The Messenger. Those stars have indeed aligned, as Sabotage Studio announced that the throwback hit has already passed 100,000 sales on its first day.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:06 PM
Space Marine 2 shows off 10 minutes of stomping, chainswording and a Chaos tease for the Warhammer 40k sequel in extended gameplay
We still don't know when we'll be able to play the unexpected - but welcome - Warhammer 40k Gears of War-a-like sequel Space Marine 2, but we can at least get a look at who we'll be shooting in the face when it arrives. 10 minutes of extended gameplay footage have teased the appearance of Chaos marines in the upcoming shooter, along with lots of slow, stompy walking through its grimdark universe.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:25 PM
This year's Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will make use of Modulate's ToxMod AI to help moderate voice chat in multiplayer, Activision have revealed. The system won't detect offences in real time, nor will it be able to kick you from games for effing and blinding. It just submits reports of bad behaviour, with Activision staff making the final call on enforcement actions, which might involve reviewing recordings to work out the context of an outburst.
You can turn off voice chat in Call of Duty to avoid being recorded, but it doesn't look like there's a way to opt out of AI voice moderation in the current/new Call of Duty games at the time of writing. The tech is being beta-tested from today, 30th August in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone in North America, with the English-language worldwide release to land alongside Modern Warfare 3 on 10th November.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:23 PM
Making of Karateka delves into Prince of Persia creator's debut in an interactive doc, includes a remaster and playable prototypes
The first published game by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner has been given the star treatment in an interactive documentary that includes the original Karateka, its early prototypes, a full remaster with dev commentary and a brand new game.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:21 PM
Last time, you decided that a stress-free co-op helper is better than timed dialogue choices. A double victory for carefree living, there. I don't understand; how do you get anything done without the constant feeling that everything is about to collapse around you? Weird. Still, we must move on, for science. This week, I ask you to choose between a sharp shock and a deep dive. What's better: interrupt attacks, or a lore codex?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:48 PM
Custom Mech Wars looks like a budget Armored Core that lets you build a drill penis robot, and I can't wait to play it
People are already having fun with Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon's mech editor, creating robots that look like everything from Grand Theft Auto's CJ to horrific corporate marketing armed with twin gatling guns. For as amazing as AC6's mech maker is, though, there's one thing it can't create: a tank strutting around on bare legs and heels. Lucky for us, then, that Custom Mech Wars is on the way.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:10 PM
Want a cheap and cheerful standing desk for working or PC gaming? This electric option from Songmics has been reduced to £116 when you tick the £20 voucher on the product page and has plenty of five-star reviews, making it a good value pickup.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:01 PM
I like videogame worlds that are somehow vast and busy, yet pleasantly small and legible - Polly Pocket creations that have a lot of flex and bustle, when you look closely. Enter the Chronosphere feels like one of those games. Devised by Melbourne, Australia-based Effort Star, it sees you assembling a crew of alien roughnecks to breach and despoil astral "gigastructures" in top-down view. These gigastructures consist of tightly-packed disc-shaped labyrinths with distinct colour schemes, vegetation and screwy spacetime dynamics.
One of the PR bulletpoints calls on you to "choose between stabilizing your wounds, or reality itself." You'll also get to "plunder paradoxes" and kill people with wasps. Quite the spread! Let's have a look at the trailer.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:00 PM
A month after the 2TB WD SN850x dropped to a historic low price of $99.99, our top PCIe 4.0 SSD pick has returned to this price over at Newegg when you use code LDCV29378 in your shopping cart. This is an awesome price for this drive, and a worthy pickup for anyone building a new PC or upgrading an existing one with more game storage.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:56 AM
AMD will finally plug a yawning great hole in the middle of their RDNA 3 graphics card lineup, with both the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT set to launch in September. Intended as RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070 botherers, you can expect these GPUs to put in a shift at high-quality 1440p, with a view towards FSR 3 making up for their lack of Nvidia DLSS 3 support.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:51 AM
Appropriately for third-person shooters featuring icky electric zombies, Invader's Daymare series has crept up on me. The second game, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, launches today. It casts you as Dalila Reyes, a special agent of Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search, aka H.A.D.E.S., and - wait a minute, I know this vibe! That annoying acronym? The washed-out, cadaver-on-concrete set dressing? The gimmicky ice-gun and scanner mode puzzles? The not-so-subtle undertones of Monolith and Midway? Characters with big glowy gadgets on their backs, so you can track them through poorly-lit warehouses?
For all the 90s setting, this looks to me like a homage to shooters of the early/mid noughties, when every action game took place in an office block, prison or garage, featured some kind of paranormal auxiliary ability, and owed a few cinematic chromosomes to the Matrix. Get a load of that trailer.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:34 AM
Where Winds Meet struck me as hugely ambitious action adventure romp set in vast, Ten Kingdom-inspired China. And it was hilariously impossible to summarise in the space of a short, sharp 30-minute appointment. While the elevator pitch started off fairly naturally, there came a point where the elevator rocketed up into the atmosphere and spiralled out of control. I won't pretend to completely understand what the exact measure of the game is, but I'm both excited to see more and a tad worried it could end up being a disjointed, overstretched mash of things that don't form a cohesive whole.
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A line of Final Fantasy XIV whiskey called the Amahagan edition will be released by Nagahama distillery in Japan. They will be available for purchase at the Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan collaboration event, "A Decade's Journey," in Japan, as well as online via the Isetan Mitsukoshi Online Store and the MOO:D MARK by ISETAN site. Each 700ml bottle will cost 8,800 yen ($60.26) tax included. This store-wide event is scheduled to take place from September 28, 2023 to October 2, 2023, at the Isetan Shinjuku Store Main Building 6th Floor Exhibition Hall.
These whiskeys are being created and released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV. Three variations are being produced, based on the Ul'dah, Gridania, and Limsa Lominsa locations from the game. Each whiskey bottle features its own unique packaging with an illustration of the represented locations. They are all 47% alcohol.
The Final Fantasy XIV Amahagan edition whiskey will be available during the Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan collaboration event in Japan beginning on September 28, 2023. They can also be ordered on the Isetan Mitsukoshi Online Store as well as the MOO:D MARK by ISETAN website once the event begins. Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:30 PM
Seiko announced the release of a new Space Invaders watch to celebrate the game's 45th anniversary. The watch costs ¥54,780 yen (or about $375), and it is expected to release on January 2024. The new Space Invaders watch is now available for purchase from the Premico online store. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
However, people wanting to get a hold of this watch will want to do so quickly. It will be limited to 1,978 units worldwide. This number was chosen to coincide with the year Taito originally released Space Invaders. The watch is available in three sizes, those being S (14 cm), M (16 cm), and L (18 cm), and it will include a serial number on the back.
You can take a better look at the new Seiko watch on the gallery below.
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Seiko recently celebrated a different anniversary, announcing the release of a watch to commemorate the 16th birthday of virtual diva, Hatsune Miku. Other recent releases include a Chainsaw Man watch featuring protagonist Denji and Pochita.
The new Space Invaders Seiko watch costs ¥54,780 yen (or about $375) and is now available for purchase from the Premico online store. The release of the watch will be limited to 1,978 units worldwide, and will appear on January 2024.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:00 PM
Sony announced the line-up of monthly PlayStation Plus games for September 2023. The latest selection includes the popular MMO Black Desert (PS4) and the recent Saints Row reboot (PS4, PS5). Completing the trio is Generation Zero (PS4). All the new games can be claimed from September 5, 2023.
Black Desert: Traveler's Edition is the console version of the hugely popular Korean MMORPG. It puts the player in a high fantasy universe built around a conflict over the titular desert, a land that houses valuable black stones. It will be getting a spin-off game soon, with the latest Crimson Desert trailer recently making an appearance at gamescom. Black Desert has been around since 2014 on PC, although the PS4 version launched in 2019. It's normally priced at $29.99.
Saints Row is the latest in the open world crime series, this time rebooting the whole franchise. You play as a character who builds a new gang from the ground up, with the goal of taking over the city of Santo Ileso. It originally released in 2022 and is normally available for $59.99.
Generation Zero is a first-person shooter set in a robot-infested Sweden in an alternate history 1989. It released in 2019 and is normally $29.99.
The August 2023 games are still available until September 4, 2023. They include Dreams (PS4), Death's Door (PS4, PS5) and PGA Tour 2K23 (PS4, PS5).
The next round of PlayStation Plus game will be available from September 5, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 3:30 PM
The lineup of Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan collaboration merchandise was recently revealed on the MOO:D MARK by ISETAN website. One of these products is a Final Fantasy XIV themed lighter by Zippo. This latest Zippo game lighter will cost 10,890 yen ($74.65). It can be purchased at the special event, "A Decade's Journey," in Japan, as well as online via the Isetan Mitsukoshi Online Store and the MOO:D MARK site once the event begins on September 28, 2023.
During the initial announcement, Zippo was one of the 27 brands confirmed to participate in this store-wide event. The lighter has a quote from Haurchefant Greystone engraved on it. It reads "Until then, my friend!"
It isn't uncommon for Zippo to release lighters with a design based on a game. It's done it quite often for the Resident Evil series. One had the Hound Wolf Squad logo. Another few involved STARS and Umbrella logos.
The Zippo Final Fantasy XIV collaboration model lighter will be available for purchase at the Isetan Shinjuku Store during the Final Fantasy XIV x Isetan collaboration event in Japan beginning on September 28, 2023. This event is scheduled to run until October 2, 2023, at the Isetan Shinjuku Store Main Building 6th Floor Exhibition Hall. Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 3:00 PM
When we reviewed Symphony of War in 2022, we came away from the game appreciating its virtues as a tactical sandbox. It's not the most tightly balanced strategy experience, but there are lots of things to try and units to collect. The Symphony of War Legends DLC adds to this sandbox appeal. There are extra maps! There are new units! And did you want some goodies to collect and equip? It's got those too.
The new Symphony of War Legends stuff is very much paired with the main campaign, unlocking map by map as you progress through the main chapters. There's some flashback stories for some of the game's side characters, like Ragavi or Beatrix. You'll also find a few thoughtful map designs, challenging you to push to particular objectives or split your forces. Compared to the existing stages, these are definitely more gameplay-first. The game's developer, Dancing Dragon Games, spent more time making maps look like maps in those! These, though? What if you're defending a square area from all sides? Or you're navigating a labyrinthine teleporter puzzle? They can be interesting to fight, to be clear, but they aren't here for the world-building.
You can also use a new earnable currency, Memory Fragments, to essentially buy back units from previous campaigns. This includes copies of story characters, too — now with accompanying question mark appended to their names to indicate their dubious place in canon — though these units are significantly more expensive than generic counterparts. We get why these might cost a bit more, but as it is? Sure, you'll pass on a copy of your protagonist, but you can snag a six-pack of powerful dragon riders with those funds and that'll break the game way more.
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Does the base game adjust to the added experience or extra fighters? No, it does not. Included in the New Game+ options is a wealth of ways to adjust the difficulty how you'd like. This is nice, we guess? You can scale up elements to be much harder to overcome. We'd definitely have appreciated a defined, standardized challenge mode that balances with the new stuff in mind, though. As it is, we played a fresh campaign with just the base resources and quickly steamrolled these "challenge maps" as soon as they unlocked.
As with the base game, the new Symphony of War: Legends content has a serious disconnect between story and gameplay. Dancing Dragon clearly cares about the lore of the world, and wants you to care too! But the mechanics don't align. The result? You'll click through (or skip) some long elements of backstory, then play a map set in the past that somehow also has all of your current-day armies to use.
With so many options in the original release's sandbox, it can be a bit of a challenge to add even more units to the mix. And it isn't particularly game-changing to have? There's a necromancy mechanic you can use now, wielding stacks of skeletons that grow when they kill foes instead of individual units that level up. And big battle cats! They're fun too, competing with dragons as two-tile selections with a lot of health and strength. The appeal of new classes is expanding the wealth of battle options, but Symphony of War might have already had too many. That means there aren't many more facets of combat to explore with added mechanics.
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The Symphony of War: Legends DLC doesn't really patch up any of the title's weaknesses, which is a shame. Then again, it doesn't try to? It feels more like a board game expansion: "here are some more ideas we had, shuffle 'em in." Playing with these new pieces in the campaign can be fun, but it would have been way more compelling if the extra maps were instead a standalone campaign with more of a focus on the new units and really any attempt at all to balance the difficulty.
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga is available now on PC. For more information on the base game, check out our review. The Symphony of War Legends DLC launched on August 28, 2023. Developer Dancing Dragon Games and publisher Freedom Games have expressed interest in porting the game to consoles, but there's no news on that yet.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:30 PM
A new One Piece Portrait of Pirates figure of Nefertari Vivi, princess of Arabasta, is coming soon. The figure costs ¥19,800 yen (or about $135) and is scheduled to release in Japan on January 2024. The exact worldwide release window wasn't noted yet. The new Portrait of Pirates figure of Vivi is now available for pre-order from the Premium Bandai online store.
We should see this figure release worldwide, as MegaHouse figures tend to be released outside of Japan. The new Vivi figure stands at approximately 215 mm (or 8.5 inches) tall. The figure also comes with a dedicated base to support it.
You can check out the new Portrait of Pirates figure of Vivi in more detail in the gallery below.
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In the One Piece series, Vivi is an honorary member of the Straw Hat Pirates that first debuted in the Whisky Peak Arc of the series under the alias Miss Wednesday. She would finally depart the crew after defeating Baroque Works at the end of the Arabasta Saga, to stay in her home country.
The new One Piece Portrait of Pirates figure of Nefertari Vivi costs ¥19,800 yen (~$135,) and it will appear in Japan on January 2024. Pre-orders are now available from the Premium Bandai online store. One Piece is streaming on Crunchyroll, and Viz Media handles the manga releases.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:00 PM
HoYoVerse kicked off a Honkai: Star Rail Come With Me, Take the Journey event designed to encourage people to invite players who dropped the game to return. There's no actual gameplay involved, since it just involves inviting people and then completing in-game tasks. However, there are rewards like Stellar Jades and Credits involved.
To start, the goal is to get up to three people to come back to the game. You get an invite code, and you can earn 130 Stellar Jades for sharing it once and getting one person. The second and third possible returning players only net you 100 Stellar Jades each. You can get a total of 330 Stellar Jades from this part. However, those people only qualify if they're over Trailblaze Level 10, activated Starlit Homecoming 40 or more days ago, haven't logged in for over two weeks, and they beat the Jarilo VI mission "Long Wait for the Blade's Edge."
If you manage to clear that first plateau, then the second part opens up. This only nets you rewards if the people you invited play the game. If they each login every day for four days, consume 720 Trailblaze Power, and complete Simulated Universe once, then you get 50 Stellar Jades every time one of them completes all three tasks. There are also rewards for them hitting those other achievements. For example, you get credits based on their accrued logins, Adventure Logs and Standard Supplies Material Boxes if they use Trailblaze Power, and a Standard Supplies Material Box and Lost Gold Fragments if they go through a full Simulated Universe world run.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PC and mobile devices. A PS5 version will launch in 2023. The 1.3 update is live now. The Honkai: Star Rail Come With Me, Take the Journey event runs until October 11, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:30 PM
Microsoft and Bethesda announced Imagine Dragons created a song for Starfield. It is called, appropriately enough, "Children of the Sky (a Starfield song)." There's also already a music video for it, which features footage from the game. People can find it on multiple services as well, such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify. It wasn't noted if it will be on the soundtrack included with the Premium and Constellation editions of the game.
Here's the full Imagine Dragons "Children of the Sky (a Starfield Song)" music video.
There's also an official lyric video for the new song that appeared on the Imagine Dragons YouTube channel.
This isn't the only recent case of a mainstream artist recording one of the theme songs for a new release. Diablo IV featured a song from Halsey and BTS' Suga. "Lilith" released alongside the game.
It is also a part of a continuing campaign to advertise the game. Microsoft and Bethesda also sent the influencers Astro Alexandra, Filspixel, LilyPichu, and Myth to Space Camp and recorded the affair to promote the game.
Starfield will come to the Xbox Series X and PC on September 6, 2023. Early access begins on September 1, 2023.
Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:00 PM
Nintendo revealed details about another new Splatoon 3 stage, Shipshape Cargo Co. This new stage will be added to the stage rotation as part of the Drizzle Season 2023 update, which will be released on September 1, 2023.
Shipshape Cargo Co will be set on a gigantic Arctic cargo ship. The stage itself is situated between shipping containers as the ship sails through the frozen seas. The stage will feature a number of elevated areas accessible by ramps that run along the side of the stage. It's the second stage set on a ship to be added to the Splatoon series, after the cruise ship stage Manta Maria. However, that ship was static in both Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.
Shipshape Cargo Co will be added to the Splatoon 3 Drizzle Season 2023 alongside another new stage, Crableg Capital, which takes place on top of a skyscraper.
In addition to the new stage details, Nintendo also revealed that Drizzle Season 2023 will add a huge number of additional customisation items. Over 300 new decorations and stickers for player lockers will be added. Some of these have been confirmed to be part of the new season Catalog, while other items will be unlocked via the Shell-Out Machine in the lobby.
Splatoon 3 is out now for Nintendo Switch. Drizzle Season 2023 arrives with new stages on September 1, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:45 PM
Square Enix confirmed that it will be bringing a selection of games to PAX West. Taking place in the Seattle Convention Center from September 1, 2023 to September 4, 2023, PAX West will feature a Square Enix booth full of playable games. In addition, the company will be hosting two panels during the weekend.
Here's a full rundown of every Square Enix game PAX West 2023 attendees can expect to find.
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, the mobile remake of the Final Fantasy VII timeline, will be playable on the show floor ahead of its release on September 7, 2023. Square Enix have not revealed which portions of the game will be playable, but it's likely that they will feature some of the new young Sephiroth storyline.
Square Enix will also be holding a raffle during the show. Anyone who pre-registers the game at the booth can win an Ever Crisis t-shirt.
Final Fantasy XVI
While Final Fantasy XVI will not be playable on the show floor, Square Enix will be hosting a panel on September 2, 2023. Localization Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox will be chatting with voice actors Ben Starr, Jonathan Case, Stewart Clarke and Nina Yndis about their work on the game.
The panel will be taking place in the Main Theater, but it will also be streamed live on the PAX1 Twitch channel.
Star Ocean The Second Story R
A remake of the second Star Ocean game, using the HD-2D visual style used by Octopath Traveler and the Live a Live remake. It's unknown if the PAX demo will focus on the Claude or Rena route, or if a choice will be made available. This demo appears to be giving players a chance to try out the remade combat system.
Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
This adaptation of the Adventure of Dai anime will be playable on the show floor a few weeks ahead of its launch on September 28, 2023. The game offers two modes of play – Story Mode is a standard campaign following the story of the anime, while Temple of Recollection is a roguelike dungeon crawler. Hopefully each of these will get featured in the show demo.
PAX West will be home to the first consumer hands-on demonstration of Foamstars, with visitors to the booth playing against each other. This multiplayer title for PlayStation systems features two teams of four battling it out using foam-based weapons. It's drawn a lot of comparison to Nintendo's Splatoon franchise, so this will be the ideal time to see how those comparisons hold up.
Little Goody Two Shoes
The first of two games on the show floor from Square Enix Collective, the company's indie support arm. Little Goody Two Shoes is a homage to RPGs from the PS1 and PS2 eras, with a horror-tinged atmosphere. Gameplay will be split between a life sim during the day and a dark adventure through the woods at night.
The second Square Enix Collective game, PowerWash Simulator will be on the show floor. Developers FuturLab will be showcasing new content that is set to be added to the game. Square Enix will also be hosting a panel on September 1, 2023 focused on the game. Staff from the game's Marketing and Community teams will be sharing stories of the game's inception and how it came to be a success. This panel will be held in the Bluejay Theater and streamed live on the PAX2 Twitch channel.
PAX West will be held on September 1-4, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:30 PM
Disney Dreamlight Valley "physical" copies are heading to retail on October 20, 2023, but don't include a cartridge. This will be a Cozy Edition of the game. For $49.99, people will get one a code for one of the console copies of the game, as well as some DLC and physical bonuses to go with it. As a reminder a standard digital copy starts at $29.99, with deluxe and ultimate versions priced at $49.99 and $69.99. [Thanks, Wario64!]
Regardless of which platform you pick the Disney Dreamlight Valley "physical" copies, the Cozy retail edition comes with the same four add-ons. First, you get 14,500 Moonstones. That's the in-game currency, and normally a Huge Moonstone Pack of that size costs $49.99. People also get a Cheshire Cat Sweater for their avatar to wear, a Cottage House Style to change your home's appearance, and Raccoon Companion Skins to change their color, appearance and accessories.
Only two physical items are inside the box. One is a sticker sheet with 10 stickers on it. The other is one of six double-sided posters. You don't know which poster will be in your box.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the "physical" edition copies will show up at retail on October 20, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:00 PM
Koei Tecmo and Gust revealed that Atelier Resleriana will be present at TGS 2023. The title will be one of the featured games at the Koei Tecmo booth at the event. New Atelier Resleriana merchandise will be available for purchase. Additionally, a third official livestream with information about the game will premiere on September 22, 2023 during the show.
People attending Tokyo Game Show 2023 have the chance to get an original shopping bag with the key visual for Atelier Resleriana, as well as a puni keychain as part of a giveaway by Koei Tecmo and Gust. Additionally, a photo spot with official cosplayers will be available at the booth.
Official merchandise based on Atelier Resleriana and other entries in the Atelier series will be available for sale as well. Here is a full list of the merchandise available:
You can take a better look the new Atelier Resleriana merchandise available at the Koei Tecmo TGS 2023 booth in the gallery below, as well as other goods from games available:
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Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator is currently in development, and will appear on mobile devices and PC via Steam. There game is expected to release sometime in 2023. A recent trailer showcased Valeria, the second protagonist of the game.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:50 AM
Sony decided to raise the price of all PlayStation Plus membership tiers, and all three will cost more starting in September 2023. Starting on September 6, 2023, it will cost at least $20 more for someone to subscribe. This will be a worldwide change in prices. It will be $79.99/€71.99/£59.99/¥6,800 per year for the lowest Essential tier going forward. Its excuse for charging more is to "continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits."
The base PlayStation Plus Essential tier is going up to $79.99 from $59.99 for a year. The PlayStation Plus Extra tier will cost $139.99 for 12 months. It used to be $99.99. Finally, the PlayStation Plus Premium price will be $159.99 after the change, compared to $119.99 now.
The company also noted that the yearly plans will still be cheaper than buying one or three months of PlayStation Plus at a time. However, it didn't say what the new prices for each tier will be going forward. Before September 6, 2023, it is $9.99 per month and $24.99 per three months for Essential, $14.99 per month and $39.99 per three months for Extra, and $17.99 per month and $49.99 per three months for Premium.
The cost of the three PlayStation Plus plans will increase in price starting on September 6, 2023 worldwide.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:30 AM
Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo will be held on January 20-21, 2023 at Tokyo Big Sight. Not only will it include two days worth of live performances from Nintendo properties, it will also include the world championship tournaments for competitive first-party Nintendo games. Entry into the event requires pre-registration. Also, everyone who registers in advance will be placed into a lottery that must be won in order to gain a ticket to attend. The event will be broadcast live on the official website. More information will be revealed closer to launch.
Nintendo plans to begin accepting applications to participate in the game tournaments beginning in October 2023. For general admission, pre-registration will begin sometime in November. More information regarding where and how to apply will be announced at a later date.
The Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe world championships are planned to be held at this event. The winners of the preliminary rounds will gather in Tokyo to compete for the title of world champion. The Splatoon 3 tournament will be on both days, while the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament will be held on the second day only.
There will also be team competitions for Splatoon 3 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Splatoon 3 team competition will be held on the first day. For the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitions, there will be a general division as well as an Elementary school student division. The Elementary school student division will be on the first day, while the general division is on the second day.
Furthermore, live music performances featuring The Legend of Zelda and Splatoon 3 will be held. Specifically, there will be a The Legend of Zelda orchestral performance. As for Splatoon 3, the three members of Deep Cut will perform on stage.
Nintendo Live 2024 will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from January 20-21, 2023.
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Siliconera Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:00 AM
Netflix just shared the final One Piece live-action trailer the day before its debut. This is a more far-reaching video. It offers a larger look at not only the main cast, but supporting characters. A number of different locations also showed up.
Here's the newest video. It focuses more on the quest for the fabled One Piece and the Straw Hat's goal to find it. As it does discuss this, we see members of the Navy and other rivals and antagonists that the crew will encounter throughout the story.
While this is the final One Piece live-action trailer, Netflix released another one not too long ago. Back on August 24, 2023, a Japanese dub video appeared. It features the original Japanese voice actors from the anime. However, as it was shared by the Netflix Japan account, there are no English subtitles.
The first season of the One Piece live-action adaptation airs on Netflix starting on August 31, 2023. The anime is available on Crunchyroll and Netflix. Viz Media is handling the localization of the manga volumes.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:53 PM
Dotted around the rather linear but by no means boring levels of Armored Core 6 are many hidden extras for your mech. Depending on your build, a lot of these are almost essential to complete your perfect mech. You will find you are handsomely rewarded for returning and retrieving the parts. You will find the hidden parts in Armored Core 6 in chests, each hidden in seperate levels. Here's how you can get your hands on them. How to find all Hidden Parts in Armored Core 6 There is a ton to find, but with this guide, you can easily revisit all the spots you missed with the replay mission function in the Sortie menu. It is worth noting that you will not receive the hidden part unless you also complete the mission. WRECKER Head, Core, Arms, and Legs The first set of parts can be found inside the first mission of chapter 2 in Armored Core 6. The whole mission feels like it is hiding secrets, and it certainly does. Screenshot by PC Invasion Head – As soon as ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:41 PM
Honkai Star Rail released its latest major content update on August 29, introducing the newest playable character Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae, while also introducing a number of quality-of-life updates, such as an increased Trailblaze Power cap and changes to the Simulated Universe. However, players have noticed a lack of new concrete features in this new update, and have taken to social media to criticize the latest update and its lack of content. Headlining features of Version 1.3 included Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae's release as well as a new permanent area, Aurum Alley. Additionally, this update introduced the conclusion of the Xianzhou Luofu story arc, ending the major story arc of the newest planet. Unfortunately, players have expressed dissatisfaction over the conclusion of the story, with some criticizing how players waited "[six] weeks for a quest that lasted less than an hour." Others have called the story "a mess," and that the game "dropped the...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:32 PM
Orin the Red is one of the three main villains in Baldur's Gate 3. She's a shapeshifting evil Bhaal worshipper who plans to have full control over the Elder Brain. You can make a deal with Orin to fight to the death for the chance to take the Elder Brain. She also takes someone from your camp hostage, which enacts the 'Rescue Orin's Victim' quest. But once you get to the fight, how exactly do you beat Orin in Baldur's Gate 3? Let me explain the best strategies to tackle this difficult boss fight. Baldur's Gate 3: Orin the Red boss fight guide Since Orin is one a few villains you can take down near the end of Baldur's Gate 3, she has many tricks up her sleeve. This fight not only has her transform into a retched monster, but she has a nasty protection. How you beat Orin in Baldur's Gate 3 is by breaking down her Unstoppable buffs, and laying out as many attacks as you can in one turn. Screenshot by PC Invasion Not only a...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 30, 2023 4:30 PM
Relics are a fantastic accessibility feature in Sea of Stars, allowing players to tailor the experience to their liking. Customization features like this are a welcome addition to a rather challenging turn-based RPG. The stigma around games like these is they are outdated or old-fashioned. Features like this prove otherwise. There's more to these items than meets the eye, so let me show you where to find and how to use all relics in Sea of Stars. Where to find and how to use all relics in Sea of Stars I'll explain where you can find other relics shortly, but if you want to use some right away, you can access two right from the start. We've got an in-depth guide for how these work, but by default, you have access to the following: Amulet of Storytelling Sequent Flare The Amulet of Storytelling gives your party a massive HP boost and regenerative health after battles. This takes the urgency out of combat and removes the reliance on foraging for food item...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, August 30, 2023 3:43 PM
Emil Pagliarulo, the lead designer of Bethesda's upcoming mega-RPG Starfield, recently revealed that the developers had a Jesuit priest-in-training advise them when creating the game's religions. Shane Liesegang, the up-and-coming priest in question, actually served as a former writer for Bethesda who specifically worked on both Skyrim and Fallout 4. That former connection combined with Liesegang's studies helped the team at Bethesda make one of Starfield's original religions as authentic and believable as possible. Pagliarulo shared this aspect of Starfield's development in a recently published interview with Polygon editor Owen Good. In it, he delved a little bit into the two religions that Bethesda crafted for Starfield, which exist in the game's universe alongside the religions we have in the real world. One of these religions, dubbed the Enlightened, functions as a sort of atheist or humanist church, whereas the other one, the Sanctum Uni...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 30, 2023 5:51 PM
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The games will be available from September 5 to October 2.
Level Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:19 PM
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Level Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:20 PM
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Level Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:43 AM
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