Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:48 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:44 PM
Microsoft is currently facing an unprecedented leak of confidential plans and conversations around both the recent past and coming future of Xbox. Sensitive documents meant only for the eyes of the court involved in the Federal Trade Commission's failed battle to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:02 PM
There are a lot of games to play in 2023, so many that right after I beat Sea of Stars, the new indie RPG inspired by genre classics like Chrono Trigger, I immediately turn my attention to Baldur's Gate 3. The switch reflects a jarring sea change in the design of role-playing games: after downloading the 109 GB file…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:59 PM
A freaky new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III's Zombies gave us our first look at the upcoming game, and it's as eerie and tense as you would expect from the now legendary first-person shooter mode—except now it has some new (yet familiar) faces in the undead mix. That's because this version of Zombies…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:54 PM
I didn't expect cosmic body horror when I booted up The Crew Motorfest, Ubisoft's new racing video game. Yet, that's what I find each time I start the game. Every time I play Motorfest, the pulsating blob of humans is there, waiting for me. A horrific entity trapped inside my Xbox, unable to speak and unwilling to…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:16 PM
Space can be a rough place for soft-bodied adventurers. Ya got limbs to worry about, not to mention afflictions like hypothermia from being out in the cold too much. But Starfield isn't the best at letting you know how these things work, forcing an adventurer such as yourself to go digging through menus or start…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:02 PM
Transformers actress Megan Fox provided her likeness and her voice for Nitara—a Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance vampiress reintroduced in NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 1 reboot released September 19—but fans can't take it seriously. Though NetherRealm blessed Nitara with incredible combos, none of them are…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:20 PM
Fans have long wanted Rockstar Games to release a next-gen patch or updated version of Red Dead Redemption 2 that would let the large game take advantage of the more powerful PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. That's not happened yet, even though many have speculated about it. And new documents reveal that even…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:16 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:13 PM
Starfield was supposed to be Microsoft's biggest release of 2022. When it ended up getting delayed, the company looked into striking deals with third-party publishers like Electronic Arts and Ubisoft for major blockbusters it could bring to Game Pass day-and-date to fill the gap. A new internal email exchange leaked…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:46 AM
Are you broke in Starfield? Would 9 million credits showing up in your pocket in just an hour change your spacefaring life? Well, one player has found a bug that will help you get rich quick by glitching through walls.
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:09 AM
Bethesda is (or was) reportedly working on remasters for Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, according to a document released as part of a massive Microsoft leak. A bevy of partially redacted/confidential emails and documents that were a part of the FTC case against the monolithic game company were posted…
Kotaku Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:35 AM
A leaked 2020 email from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer reveals his sustained interest in buying either Nintendo or Steam developer Valve. The Northern District Court of California released the email—along with many other documents from the Federal Trade Commission v. Microsoft lawsuit that, earlier this year, unsu…
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:08 PM
Payday 3 is shaping up to have one of this year's biggest FPS game launches, with Starbreeze Studio hard at work on its recently released early-access version. With the full Payday 3 launch nearing closer each day, the developer is sharing more information about the ins and outs of heisting in-game. We recently got to glance at some interesting early access player statistics, showcasing what lucky fans are up to while exploring the pre-release build. From heist stats to kill numbers, players are definitely keeping busy with the game's current content.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:57 PM
How do you unlock Havik in Mortal Kombat 1? As one of the more surprising returning characters from past Mortal Kombat games, Havik first appeared in Mortal Kombat Deception and mostly plays a minor part in this game's story mode. His unique fighting style sees him use his various body parts as weapons to bludgeon his enemies to death.
So, if you want to unlock Havik in Mortal Kombat 1 and use him to fight against the rest of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters, then we have the answer. Of course, Havik isn't the only character locked behind conditions in the latest MK fighting game, as several Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo characters require you to unlock them first. For now, though, here is how you can unlock Havik in MK1 and complete the main roster.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:53 PM
How do you unlock every Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighter? It's always awkward as a fighting game fan to rush into the versus screen only to find that not every character is unlocked. Don't worry, it's not all doom and gloom as it's fairly easy to unlock every fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.
The first time you boot into the Mortal Kombat 1 versus screen, you should spot two boxes that aren't lit up correctly. These boxes belong to Shang Tsung, a pre-order exclusive character, and Mortal Kombat 1 Havik, a character that can be unlocked by following our guide. Heading to the Kameo fighters, there are several locked Mortal Kombat 1 characters this time around. Unless you play the correct single-player mode, you might not get a chance to unlock them. Here's what you need to unlock every Kameo fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:49 PM
How do you unlock and perform Mortal Kombat 1 brutalities? In the Mortal Kombat series, it's not enough for you to defeat your opponent, you have to go above and beyond to ensure your opponent knows you've destroyed them. Sure, you could simply jab them to death, but that wouldn't be much fun, would it?
Unlike Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities, which give players a huge window to activate an elaborate animation, brutalities need to be considered before you can perform them. Unfortunately, what makes brutalities much more appealing in Mortal Kombat 1 is that you still need to conform to specific conditions like in MK11. But so long as you know which move you need to end the game with, you should be able to blast your opponent in style. Here's what you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1 brutalities.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:43 PM
Modern Warfare 3 is one of the most exciting FPS games, and its Zombies game mode is playing on all of our nostalgic heartstrings right now. If you have fond memories of tearing through zombie hordes with your pals in middle school, you're not alone. According to developers, Modern Warfare 3 will have the largest Zombies mode to date, featuring an entire open world and brand-new mechanics. We've also just received a first look at the Zombies lore in MW3, and it seems like the story is just as massive as the gameplay is shaping up to be.
Continue reading Modern Warfare 3 reveals new Zombies lore, and it's seriously deepMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, CoD Modern Warfare 3 release date, Best war games
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:49 PM
Lies of P has only just released, and it's already one of the most unique RPG game launches this year. Neowiz Games has crafted a Bloodborne-esque soulslike that places us in the shoes of Pinnochio himself, a character most remember from childhood stories. Instead of a fairytale world, you'll traverse a wickedly dark setting where Pinnochio must battle his way through mechanical monstrosities. Unfortunately, you may not make it far as the Lies of P developer just revealed a game-breaking bug in Chapter 2.
Continue reading Lies of P dev addresses "game-breaking bug" that halts progressionMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Lies of P weapons, Lies of P review, Best games like Dark Souls
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:02 PM
What are the Payday 3 best settings? Knowing which boxes and sliders to use in the game settings menu is no longer straightforward. We've pushed one of our test rigs to the limit to discover which settings you should use to get the most out of your PC build.
Will you need the best graphics card on the market? Thankfully, no. The Payday 3 system requirements paint an accessible picture, but we're here to bring you the best settings for optimal performance with a balance of visual quality and fast frame rates. The Payday 3 PC settings are quite limited but it's crucial to optimize any FPS shooter, especially if you want to secure the loot for maximum payout.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:59 PM
Galactic Civilizations 4's Supernova Edition is almost here, and it's one of the most exciting upcoming space game expansions. As the leader of a united world looking to expand your civilization to the stars, you're tasked with overseeing foreign relations, policies, technology research, and more. If you've played any of Sid Meier's Civilization games, Galactic Civilizations 4 is similar, in a sci-fi interstellar sort of way. Stardock is now finally releasing the game's full Supernova expansion into the wild after an exciting early access period.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:01 PM
How do you unlock The First Descendant characters? There are a total of ten characters to pick from, with three of them available from the get-go. To get your hands on the rest of them, you'll need to jump through a few hoops while playing the open beta.
While playing The First Descendant beta, you may have noticed that each mission has a set list of rewards for completing them. Upon repeatedly finishing assignments in The First Descendant, there's a good chance that you can get an item relevant to reconstructing them. While the official First Descendant release date is a little way away, you can at least play all available ones in the beta. So here's how to unlock First Descendant characters and complete the beta's playable roster.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:48 PM
One of the many leaked Microsoft FTC documents claim that Microsoft valued Larian's smash hit RPG game Baldur's Gate 3 at 98% less than EA's Star Wars Jedi Survivor when it comes to its Game Pass service. No doubt they've probably rethought that number following Baldur's Gate 3's mind-blowing success.Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:22 PM
What is the best graphics card? It's hard to remember a time when the gaming GPU scene was filled to the brim with so many options, as AMD, Nvidia, and now even Intel all offer compelling graphics card models for frugal and big spenders alike. As such, it can be difficult to identify the perfect pixel pusher for your system, but our hands-on experience with the latest GeForce, Radeon, and Arc cards will make it much easier.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:34 PM
When is The First Descendant release date? A new looter shooter from Nexon is on its way and it's proving to be extremely popular already. If its popularity during the first hours of its crossplay open beta test are anything to go by, it appears Nexon has struck gold once again.
In The First Descendant, you pick one of a range of futuristic Descendants to tackle a range of brutal enemies. Even though Descendants do have abilities of their own, this is a looter shooter, so there are randomly generated weapons to level the playing field as well. Read on for more news of the action game and its speculative full release date.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:48 PM
Samsung is no stranger to manufacturing some of the best gaming monitors money can buy, and the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is another mammoth of a gaming display in just about every way. If the idea of having the latest addition to the Odyssey flagship lineup of gaming monitors as part of your setup isn't enough to get excited about, if you're in the US, pre-ordering the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will get you $500 worth of store credit in this gaming monitor deal.
Continue reading Grab $500 when you order Samsung's Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitorMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB review, Best SSD for gaming, Best gaming monitor
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:25 PM
How do you sign up for The First Descendant closed beta? The upcoming Nexon FPS features a futuristic cast of Descendants going up against giant bosses in classic looter shooter gameplay. Each of these Descendants has their own unique abilities, so take care with which you choose to take into battle - whether you go in solo or in a team makes a difference.
One of the most hotly anticipated upcoming games right now, The First Descendant tore up the Steam charts in the first hours of its crossplay open beta event. If you want to get in on the action and see what you're missing in the action RPG game, then here's everything you need to know about signing up for the The First Descendant open beta, including the dates, rewards, and more.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:23 PM
Fallout Remake. Personally, I think this might be the most potent combination of words in videogaming. The influence of the Interplay RPG game from 1997 is hard to overstate. From its superb sequel, to Fallout 3, New Vegas, Fallout 4, and all the connective tissue of Skyrim and Starfield, Fallout represents an evolutionary leap forward in the PC role-playing game. Now, with rumors swirling about Fallout 3 Remastered, the creator of the original apocalyptic adventure outlines a personal vision for a hypothetical Fallout remake. Between Starfield DLC and The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda is pretty busy right now, but this sounds so good, maybe, just maybe, it could become a reality.
Continue reading Series creator outlines vision for the dream Fallout remakeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Best old games, Fallout 5 release date
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:41 AM
Have you ever wanted to murder psychotic unicorns as an adorable cat on a skateboard? If so, allow me to back away slowly while recommending Gori: Cuddly Carnage. The antithesis of Annapurna's Game Award-nominated RPG game, Stray, Angry Demon Studio's Gori Cuddly Carnage is an adventure quite unlike any other - and I really do mean that.
Continue reading Stray's anarchic cousin is coming to Steam in Skate style adventure
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:49 AM
When is the Tekken 8 release date? As one of the biggest fighting games in the world, Tekken 7 was the most impressive game in the series to date, so it's no surprise that fans are excited to see what the developers have in store for the next entry.
One of the most highly anticipated fighting games got its big reveal during September's Sony State of Play, pleasantly surprising Tekken fans with the shock reveal that Tekken 8 was in development, with a trailer premiering showcasing gameplay in the new game engine. Given the critical and commercial success of Tekken 7, there's a strong possibility Tekken 8 will end up on our best PC games list in the future. Now that we've seen a fair bit of the game, here's everything we know about the Tekken 8 release date, the upcoming beta test, trailers, gameplay, story, and more.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:31 AM
When was the AC Valhalla Siege of Paris release date? Your Viking saga continues as you go up against Charles the Fat in a resistance against the Carolingian Empire. The biggest invasion of France in Viking history, this battle took place in real life in the 9th century, and thousands of Vikings besieged Paris for months on end. While Norse raiders were unable to break down the walls and were eventually encouraged by Emperor Charles the Fat to move along to Burgundy, what happens in Valhalla's version of events is up to you.
Described by Karen Lee, senior community developer at Ubisoft Montreal, as "the most ambitious battle in Viking history," Siege of Paris takes you and your Assassin's Creed Valhalla protagonist Eivor to the titular French city following our adventures in the Emerald Isle in the Wrath of the Druids DLC. Here's everything you need to know about the AC Valhalla Siege of Paris gameplay, missions, and more that came along with the DLC's 2021 release date.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:13 AM
What are the Lies of P system requirements? To make sure you've got no strings to hold your performance down, you'll want to check your system against the Lies of P specs. Thankfully, the soulslike isn't too demanding.
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PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:10 AM
Doom lives forever. From the superlative reboot published by Bethesda, to Doom Eternal, the greatest FPS game ever made remains a PC classic to this very day. Nevertheless, there's one entry in the series that has always divided even the most devout Doom fans. Doom 3, from 2004, exchanges the fast-paced, kill-chain style of its predecessors for something slower and more horror driven. It's still a great game, but imagine a complete Doom 3 remake, that tries to fix some of the flaws and maximise all the greatest moments. This is Retchid, a new Steam shooter that feels like a completely new Doom game, and a full reimagining of the original Doom 3.
Continue reading We basically just got a completely new Doom gameMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Best indie games, Best old games
PCGamesN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:04 AM
September 19, 2023: Added entry for Feng Wei.
Which characters are in Tekken 8? Over the years, many fighters have participated in the King of Iron Fist Tournaments, but the latest installment sees the absence of one key face in particular. Heihatchi Mishima is officially dead, and now the world's fate is in the hands of those rising to face his demonic son, Kazuya. Some directly oppose him, whereas others fight for their own ambitions.
Most of the characters in the Tekken 8 roster so far revealed are returning characters, and we've had enough time with some of them that we've got a Tekken 8 tier list that shows how good they are during the early stages of development. Some fighters have been with the fighting game series since the beginning, whereas others are more recent inclusions, and one character is even making a long-awaited comeback in Tekken 8. With 25 characters officially revealed and a recent potential leak showing a couple more, while we wait for the Tekken 8 release date, here is everything we know about the roster so far.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:17 PM
Hop onto Game Pass today and you'll find the launch day arrival of Lies Of P, which Ed describes as "an instant must-play for Soulslikers" in his review.
I'm a Soulsavoider, so I'm more interested in the other games coming to Microsoft's Full Convergence stepping stone in the next couple of weeks, including Cocoon and The Lamplighters League.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:44 PM
Bluey is one of the best shows on television. If you're a parent, you're probably nodding in agreement right now. If you're not, I need to stress that this is not a bit and I am not being ironic. The kids' cartoon that Rolling Stone named the 96th best sitcom of all time really is that good.
Now it's getting a video game.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:18 PM
According to leaked documents, Microsoft are/were remastering Oblivion and Fallout 3. This is boring. The past decade of innumerable remasters has been boring enough, but remastering these two games is particularly boring. When even bother when all Bethesda have made since Oblivion is Oblivion remakes with added spacesuits or yelling? Boring. But while I think the torrent of remasters is a miserable sign of big publishers just giving up, if they're going to do it anyway: why not Morrowind?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:07 PM
After a draining day's reportage upon the thoroughly alien doings of vast corporate publishers, I like nothing better than to flee, blabbing and weeping, into the arms of a micro-RPG. Scumhead's Franzen - released a few days ago on Steam and Itch - has a couple of big draws, straight off the bat. Firstly and least importantly, it's free, which it really shouldn't be. Secondly and more significantly, it's one of those rare RPG miniatures that is both richly imagined and snappy, with a busy and befuddling world in which you have immediate clear motivations that escalate rapidly and breed Dire Implications. It also looks like a 16-bit Pathologic, so consider me firmly on board.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:30 AM
At first glance, Lies Of P looks like a wannabe Bloodborne reskin, replacing the Gothic edges of Yarnham with a twisted version of a kid's fairytale. There are silhouettes in windows sheltering from an infection that's plagued the populace and puppets who've gone awol. Take damage and you've got a chance to recoup the costs by smacking the baddie back. There's a bit where you platform down a large well, thin planks of wood marking your descent. Survive and you might want to visit your doll-like maiden and spend your souls.
But is Lies Of P just another boring pretender to Bloodborne? No! I think it's worked with its Gothic Pinocchio theme remarkably well, and the option to snap and configure your puppet lad to your liking makes its journey feel distinct. Sure, Lies Of P might lack some of the presence of its main inspiration, and not all of its parts come together to form a cohesive whole, but the game is an undeniable must for Soulslikers who crave the dark. It's perhaps the closest any Soulslike has felt to a FromSoft game, in everything from its presentation to the cadence of your character's jog.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:30 AM
I dunno if you've heard of this game Starfield, but there's a lot of talk about it at the moment. It is a roleplaying experience where the role you play is not "Viking-ish warrior who can shout with the power of a million metal frontmen" or "wasteland wanderer downing cans of irradiated coke" but "person in space following a broadly unexciting A-plot". Much of the most interesting stuff in Starfield is on the periphery of the main story, as is the case with most Bethesda RPGs, but I find Starfield to be much less whimsical (something I won't relitigate here). As an RPG, Starfield is taking itself seriously, and sometimes this collides with the design game systems and menus.
An example of this is that you are supposed to experience the vastness of space, but cannot do so without going through a lot of loading screens. Another is that you have two sets of clothes: a spacesuit for places that are hostile and have no breathable atmosphere, and street clothes for planets that do. And NPCs keep making fun of me for wearing my spacesuit when I don't need to, and I hate them for it.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:30 AM
Overnight, in what Edwin called an "unredacted document oopsie" related to Microsoft trying to buy ActiBlizz, two things have been revealed that interest me. Well, three. Firstly, Phil Spencer capitalises "Gaming", which I hate. Secondly, as noted in that linked story, Phil Spencer wants to buy Nintendo and, in pitying also-ran brackets, Valve, which has some of the same energy as me walking into an estate agent and demanding a six bedroom house with a new fitted kitchen and a hidden library. And thirdly, according to a release schedule from a presentation dated 2020, Bethesda and Zenimax have planned out their next few years of games in depressing MCU presentation-style. Boy, are the next couple of years going to be whelming.
As is predictable now, it is largely a list of sequels and remasters, many of them dated quite optimistically, it must be said. This document pegs Starfield for 2021, for example, and obviously that didn't happen. There are also two unnamed games on there for this year (Projects Kestrel and Platinum; 2021's Project Hibiki we know refers to the surprise-released Hi-Fi Rush) and it seems unlikely they're going to appear before the end of the year. We know The Elder Scrolls 6 isn't coming for at least another five years. They're going to remaster Oblivion (but not Morrowind, the weird cousin everyone else likes most, but whose parents aren't sure what job to give them in 2023). And they're going to make Dishonored 3. I'm excited about that! But also fearful.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:30 PM
Microsoft released an update to the list of games coming to, leaving or now available on its Xbox Game Pass service, including the recently released Lies of P. Later in September, we will see Payday 3 joining the service. Gotham Knights is set to join it in October.
The full list of upcoming games includes:
There are also several games leaving the platform on September 30, 2023:
Lies of P coming to Game Pass was announced back in August 2023,, when Starfield also joined the service. Microsoft also recently announced additional games coming to the Core tier of Game Pass, as well as partnering with Mega to create a Lego-like kit to build an Xbox 360 from blocks.
Lies of P is currently available on Xbox Game Pass for the cloud, consoles, or PCs, or available to buy on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:00 PM
Square Enix shared a closer look at the Alexander and Odin summons that appear in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The new teases begin with a short clip of the two returning summons. After that, there's official art offering a closer look at both characters on social media.
First, here's the teaser showing off both summons in action. It begins by showing Alexander. After that, Odin appears to deal a finishing blow.
Next, here's a gallery showing off both Alexander and Odin in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Square Enix talked a bit about summons people can get in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth for playing Remake and keeping its save data on the console. Leviathan and Ramuh are both available. However, you need the base version's save for Leviathan and Episode INTERmission for Ramuh.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. The exclusivity period runs until at least May 29, 2024. There is a Collector's Edition with extra items and a Sephiroth figure. FFVII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC now.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:30 PM
Idea Factory International announced the release date for My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom: Pirates of the Disturbance, the Switch otome game based on the novel, light novel, manga, and anime of the same name. It will be available both digitally and physically. There will also be a limited edition version available in North America and Europe, though there are no details about that collector's edition yet. The standard edition is already live on the IFI storefront.
As a reminder, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom: Pirates of the Disturbance is a spin-off of the isekai anime, with the Switch otome game following Catarina and the cast on a "Fortune Lover" fan disc adventure. She continues to attempt to avoid a bad end as the "villain" of the game, while possibly finding love with the main love interests from the main game and fan disc side characters.
The My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom: Pirates of the Disturbance release date is November 28, 2023, and it will appear on the Nintendo Switch worldwide. The anime appears on Crunchyroll, the light novel is handled by J-Novel Club, and Seven Seas Entertainment takes care of the manga series and its spin-off.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:00 PM
Recently released documents from the Microsoft-FTC trial revealed an internal expectation that the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls VI will release in 2026 or possibly later. The information was shared on social media by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo, who quoted Microsoft CEO Phil Spencer as clarifying that the game was five years out at the time and plans were not yet concrete.
The information comes in the form of a table and statement from Microsoft detailing the company's post-acquisition plans since 2018. The documents also show a lack of planned release on Playstation consoles made by rival Sony, although Spencer seemingly confirmed that back in 2021.
The trial against Microsoft came about as a result of an injunction filed by the Federal Trade Commission in the US, attempting to block the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard due to concerns of anti-competitiveness. The injunction was denied and the lawsuit withdrawn back in July, though the acquisition is still being blocked by UK based Competition and Markets Authority.
The Elder Scrolls VI had its development announced back in 2018, during a presentation on the now-recently released Starfield. Microsoft has since announced plans for mod support for the game, which is also available on its Xbox Game Pass service.
The Elder Scrolls VI is does not yet have an official release date, but is expected to release on PC and Xbox in 2026 or later.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:30 PM
Atlus announced new details about Persona 5 Tactica that go over what to expect from the game and its Personas and Velvet Room weapon fusion. When people go through the game, they'll be able to adjust the Phantom Thieves by equipping Sub-Personas to adjust abilities or turn additional Personas into equipment. There are also new screenshots showing enemies like Guarded Geisha, Slimy Shinobi, and Sumo-maton.
With the Sub-Persona, this is a way to increase the range of characters' abilities beyond normal Personas. Atlus noted that these aid a unit in multiple ways. When equipped, it increases their stats and also provides access to new active and passive skills.
As for spare Personas, those can be taken to the Velvet Room for fusions in Persona 5 Tactica. You can use these to make a new Persona or weapon. With the weapons, these will apparently be stronger than normal ones you buy.
Finally, Atlus noted how the difficulty level changes different gameplay elements. When you choose Hard, friendly fire is turned on. It also means enemies have more attack power and health.
Here's a closer look at the new Persona 5 Tactica screenshots.
Persona 5 Tactica will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC via Steam on November 17, 2023. There will be day one Repaint Your Heart DLC that adds Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Square Enix announced Aya Brea and Parasite Eve are back, as it is bringing them to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. The characters from the game will appear in a new event in-game. It will start on September 21, 2023. There's also a new teaser trailer highlighting what to expect from the event.
First, Aya Brea will be a playable character in this crossover. She'll be a Neo Vision character. Her standard version of herself has her carrying a gun and in her NYPD outfit. However, when the Brave Shift is performed, she dons the more formal black dress she wears in Carnegie Hall when Parasite Eve begins.
After that, the video switches to a glimpse of what one of the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius event battles will look like. It shows Aya facing off against Mitochondria Eve. When Aya does, she changes to her Liberate Standard Form. Her Braveshift Form appears after that.
Here's the full Parasite Eve Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Aya Brea teaser.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. The Parasite Eve event begins on September 21, 2023.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:30 AM
HoYoVerse offered more insight into the Fu Xuan Honkai: Star Rail character banner and light cone event warp. Both begin on September 20, 2023. They'll run through October 10, 2023 until the 1.4 update for the game arrives.
As a reminder, Fu Xuan is the new five-star character who follows the Preservation path. This means she can act as a supporter for the party. She's also a quantum character, like other newcomer Lynx. Lynx is an Abundance path four-star who can be used to heal and support the party as well. The other two focus characters on this banner are the four-stars Hook and Pela. Hook is a Destruction-type fire character who is designed to dish out damage to enemies. Meanwhile, Pela is a Nihility character who uses her ice-based attacks to inflict status effects.
As for the new Honkai: Star Rail Light Cone banner, the main focus is the five-star Fu Xuan one called She Already Shut Her Eyes. This is a Preservation-type item designed to specifically assist the new five-star. The other focus four-star Light Cones are Perfect Timing for Abundance characters, Trend of the Universal Market for Preservation characters, and Under the Blue Sky for Destruction characters.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices. The PS5 version arrives on October 11, 2023. The 1.4 update is expected to also appear on October 11, 2023.
Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:00 AM
As is now common for FFVII Ever Crisis, people can now see the new Cloud Maritime Sailor wallpaper and Maritime Sword weapon in action in videos. Square Enix released both on social media. Each video is quite brief, but offers a chance to see how the new attire and weapon attack look in the game.
So first, here's the FFVII Ever Crisis Cloud wallpaper. In it, he's standing on the beach and wielding his new weapon while wearing the new sailor suit.
Next, here's the Maritime Sword brief showcase. It shows him using the Seasplitter C.Ability. It deals water-based physical damage.
This is the fourth Beach Festival Fun series of videos to appear. First, we got a better look at Lifeguard Tifa. Then, the new Red XIII gear and equipment appeared. Sunny Robe Aerith videos showed up ahead of the Cloud FFVII Ever Crisis ones.
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is available for Android and Apple iOS devices.
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Siliconera Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:30 AM
U-Treasure announced that it will produce new necklaces modeled after Rathalos and Rathian from the Monster Hunter franchise. People from all around the world will also be able to order the accessories from the Japanese jewelry brand. They are expected to ship starting on February 28, 2024.
The brand will convert the wings from both wyverns into miniature silver necklaces. Each item will come with a 45 cm (17.7 inches)-long chain. Even though Rathalos and Rathian are known respectively as the King of the Skies and Queen of the Land, the Japanese press release confirmed that anyone will be able to wear both unisex necklaces.
Each necklace will be available at ¥22,000 (~$150). U-Treasure will open pre-orders for these accessories from September 19, 2023, to October 19, 2023. It will begin shipping the orders on February 28, 2024. U-Treasure's website also supports the WorldShipping service for people residing outside Japan to place orders.
The new necklaces will add more entries to U-Treasure's collaboration with the Monster Hunter franchise. Previously in 2021, the brand released wedding rings modeled after Mizutsune, Magnamalo, and Rajang.
Rathalos and Rathian are a couple of flying wyverns that have appeared throughout the entire Monster Hunter series ever since the inaugural title came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The series' latest console entry is Monster Hunter Rise, which is available with the Sunbreak expansion on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Capcom also worked with Niantic to release Monster Hunter Now for iOS and Android mobile devices.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:57 PM
Starfield lets players learn a bunch of skills, the better to survive the hostile planets they'll visit on their journey through the stars. As levels increase, though, gaining additional levels and skill points becomes a time-consuming affair without a focused plan. Hence, it's time for a PSA: the Strix System is the perfect place to farm XP in Starfield. PSA: In Starfield, the Strix System is the perfect place to farm XP Early on, you can gain enough XP to go up levels without giving the matter much thought. You get a lot of XP as a reward for finding and scanning points of interest while exploring planets, or by clearing out Spacers that have occupied old settlements, and by completing missions. You can wander any number of planets in Starfield, but the perfect place to farm XP as your levels increase beyond 30 or so is the Strix System. Screenshot: PC Invasion Your journey to Strix You will find the Strix system near the far right edge of the Starmap. It tak...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:08 PM
Leveling up your Profile will help you unlock several secret content for Mortal Kombat 1. Stages, skins, cosmetics, and of course, locked characters. The latter only includes Kameo characters, but the amount of kombat possibilities that can be performed once those characters are available is almost countless. That is why getting to experience the game in its totality while also aiming to complete several objectives in the way is not only a great thing to do but also something that will not go unnoticed. Here is how to level up your Profile in Mortal Kombat 1. Mortal Kombat 1: How to level up your Profile Image: NetherRealm Studios Gaining Profile XP is the way you will be able to level up your Profile in Mortal Kombat 1. Of course, thanks Captain Obvious! Well, before you go ahead and ask for my dismissal, you will want to check how to maximize your XP gain to level your Profile fast. Playing through the Story, while entertaining, won't land you many XP. On the contr...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:08 PM
Party Animals is a solid brawler, but if you're tired of beating your buddies to a pulp, why not try an objective game instead? Many Party Animals' objective modes are unique and well thought out but can be a real pain if you don't understand what's happening. Nobody likes being thrashed because they don't know what they are doing, so let me show you how to win Safely Afloat in Party Animals. How to win Safely Afloat in Party Animals Like most game modes in Party Animals, swinging your fists around like a crazy person will only get you so far. The objective in Safely Afloat is to bring a Safe attached to a balloon over to your team's side of the arena. Once you have it, you must take it to the large fan at the back and let it float out of reach. Once it leaves the arena, you score a point and the first to three points wins. The idea is simple, but here are a few things to keep in mind. Teamwork makes the dream work There's a ton of...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:36 PM
Payday 3 features season passes that unlock special content for those willing to pay. But, what do the Payday 3 season passes offer? If you don't want to miss out on anything in Payday 3, here is exactly what the season passes include. Note: While you're here getting informed, you might want to check out which characters are coming to Payday 3 at launch. All Payday 3 season pass exclusives, explained The Payday 3 season passes only contain two new heists, two tailor packs, and two weapons packs. They are released every six months, so we can expect two Payday 3 season passes to be released every year. And that means four new heists, four tailor packs, and four weapon packs every year if you own the season passes. To buy the Payday 3 season passes, you need to buy the Silver or Gold Edition of Payday 3. Silver gets you only the first season pass and Gold gets you both year-one season passes. However, if you just want the Payday 3 Standard Edition for now, you ca...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:52 PM
In Payday 3, the characters you play are called heisters. Over the course of Payday and Payday 2, there have been 20 heisters. In Payday 3, there are six characters to play as at launch. Here's who they are. Note: If you're looking forward to playing Payday 3 cross-platform, you need to read our guide to learn what the rules are in Payday 3. All Payday 3 heisters coming at launch Payday 3 isn't an RPG, so the characters are all the same. Besides voice lines, visuals, backstory, and unique masks, every Payday 3 heister plays the same. Payday 3 has a solid lineup of six characters at launch. There will undoubtedly be more characters that join the heister roster as Payday 3 ages. Here are the six heisters in Payday 3 at launch: Wolf Dallas Pearl Joy Chains Hoxton Screenshot: Starbreeze Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf are all original Payday characters. They've been in every Payday game since the beginning, and Dallas is the...
Gamer Empire Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:45 PM
Ape Atoll is one of the most infamous places to visit in Old School RuneScape. Being the center location for both the "Monkey Madness I" and "Monkey Madness II" quests, it is filled with all sorts of dangers and rewards for those willing to make the trek here. But did you know that getting here […]
Gamer Empire Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:50 PM
You've probably heard a lot of people talking about the Quicksilver Storm and now want to unlock it for yourself. Lucky for you, it is one of the easiest Exotic weapons to unlock. We will quickly cover how to unlock the Quicksilver Storm along with its Catalyst. Let's get started! Recommended Read: What Are the […]
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:00 PM
Offering a Unique Blend of Education and Entertainment, Kavango Attracts 374 Backers and Raises Over $33,000 with 29 Days to Go Mazaza Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its innovative new board game, Kavango, which fuses education about wildlife conservation with strategic gameplay. The game has garnered widespread support, already securing $33,763 from 374 …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:00 PM
Chaosium Releases Two New Expansions for 7th Sea RPG: "Land of 1000 Nations" and "Cities of Faith and Wonder"
Swashbucklers, Prepare for Adventure: Immerse Yourself in New Lands and Mythologies Chaosium Inc., the company behind the renowned 7th Sea RPG, has just launched two new expansions in PDF format—Land of 1000 Nations and Cities of Faith and Wonder. Both releases promise to deepen the lore and expand the world of Théah, giving players more …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:00 PM
Crowdfunded within hours, Tawa blends traditional Japanese art with quick, versatile gameplay, promising endless on-the-go entertainment. The Kickstarter campaign for Tawa, a travel-friendly wooden tabletop game, has garnered immense support, reaching over three times its initial goal with 29 days still left in the campaign. Designed by Mokuomo, Tawa stands as the ultimate travel companion …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:00 PM
Celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Free League and Limithron bring you a tale of treacherous waters, mythical monsters, and limitless loot. Ahoy, tabletop RPG enthusiasts! Free League Publishing, and game creator Luke Stratton, also known as Limithron, have launched a new RPG that merges pirate fantasy with cosmic horror—PIRATE BORG. Released to coincide …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:20 PM
A new Kickstarter campaign titled "Wanderer's Guide to Enchanted Emporiums" has surpassed its initial Kickstarter goal within days of launch. The 5E sourcebook promises to be a game-changer for players and Dungeon Masters alike, offering an array of features designed to make magic items more fun, accessible, and integral to storytelling. The campaign has already …
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, September 19, 2023 5:32 PM
The roadmap includes several already released and unannounced games.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4:19 PM
"Getting Nintendo would be a career moment."
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:14 AM
One of the consoles is reportedly a mid-generation version of the Xbox Series X
Level Up Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:05 AM
September gets its second batch of new Xbox Game Pass games this week, kicking off…
Level Up Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:20 AM
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