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GamersHeroes Monday, September 25, 2023 2:39 PM

Providing a ludicrous display of mecha sports, Jollypunch Games' RoboDunk is now available for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.

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GamersHeroes Monday, September 25, 2023 2:26 PM

Animoca Brands' subsidiary Blowfish Studios has announced that their online multiplayer sci-fi action RPG Phantom Galaxies will enter Early Access on November 2.

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Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 7:00 PM

Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion has its own self-contained conclusion, but depending on your choices throughout the story, you can unlock an entirely new ending for the base game, too. You just have to make certain choices to get it.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 6:15 PM

Today, we mourn the loss of something great. A quiet little spot in the middle of a big galaxy. A puddle that simply wanted to help you and was always there, ready to provide. And now, following Bethesda's latest Starfield patch, it's gone. Gone, but not forgotten.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 6:13 PM

Rick and Morty's seventh season is out next month and ahead of the show's return, Adult Swim has released a trailer featuring all of the series' familiar characters. But Rick and his sidekick Morty sound a bit…different.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 5:15 PM

Fall is here, and amid the witchy fashion statements and an onslaught of pumpkin spice-infused beverages comes yet another crop of new TV anime. What's good? What will suck? That remains to be seen, but after checking out all the new trailers we're starting to get some ideas. The fruit of our labors is the following…


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 4:53 PM

Role-playing game remasters Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are getting physical releases through distributor Limited Run, with pre-orders for the former beginning September 29, and the latter coming to the digital storefront on October 27. Physical copies for Persona 3 Portable will be available to play on…


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 4:23 PM

I was 17 years old on September 25, 2007, the day Halo 3 launched for the Xbox 360. And on that day, I made a choice that forever altered the trajectory of my life.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 3:17 PM

Starfield offers a plethora of planets and moons to discover. But what do you do when you're actually wandering around down there on some rando planet in a distant star system? Outside of questing, Starfield features an incredibly lightweight exploration feature called surveying. This is a great way to go sightseeing,…


PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 7:06 PM
     Payday 3 dev says

Payday 3 has only just launched, but it's already struggling with broken matchmaking and a flood of negative Steam reviews. While the online functionality and server status go up and down, players are looking toward Starbeeze for any word on the matter. The developer made a post sharing its plans for updates addressing the matchmaking issues, and it looks like we'll see fixes for the server problems drop very soon.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 6:31 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 is the top seller on Steam, alongside Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077 is back on many of our radars as its upcoming expansion, Phantom Liberty, nears its official launch. With a brand new story accompanied by legendary actor Idris Elba himself, these are especially exciting times for CD Projekt Red's futuristic game. Despite all of the other big releases dropping recently, including entire games rather than DLC or expansions, Cyberpunk 2077 has made its way back to the top of Steam's global top sellers. What's right behind it, in second place? Phantom Liberty.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty review, Best Cyberpunk 2077 mods, Buy Cyberpunk 2077

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 3:54 PM
     Snag some of Steam's best shmup games on sale during this fest

Steam is the ultimate PC game provider of lightning deals and jaw-dropping discounts. Whenever a new fest or sale-oriented event starts, my wallet trembles in fear. Valve's timeless storefront continues to slay with its sales, now celebrating some of the most fast-paced, thrilling shoot 'em up during its week-long shmup fest. If you're in search of a new game to add to your ever-expanding Steam library, then this limited-time event and its exclusive deals are the perfect opportunity to find one (or many).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 5:14 PM

Normally you'd expect to pay the better part of $100 for a new mechanical keyboard, if not more, but today you can find a full-size model for just $30. The Pulsar Gaming Gears PK020 Lunar Alloy is down to that price on Amazon USA following a 50% reduction from the keyboard's MSRP, making for a great deal on a keyboard that ticks all the boxes and actually looks cool too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 5:02 PM

Prefer a larger monitor? Right now you can pick up a Viewsonic 32-incher with a 1440p resolution and 75Hz refresh rate for just £150.74 using a 20% off voucher at Ebay. That's a good deal for a monitor of this size and spec, especially from a brand like ViewSonic, and well worth considering for gaming and content creation. Let's take a closer look.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 2:32 PM

Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield has departed The Callisto Protocol developers Striking Distance Studios in the wake of the underwhelming performance of their first game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 2:06 PM

Final Fantasy 14's next patch 6.5, Growing Light, has a release date, details and a dramatic new trailer as it plans to set everything in motion ahead of next summer's Dawntrail expansion.

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Twinfinite Monday, September 25, 2023 6:19 PM
Pikachu may be returning to Pokemon Go soon for another mystery event!

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 9:00 PM

Persona 3 Portable Limited Run

Atlus and Limited Run Games announced the pre-order period for a physical release of Persona 3 Portable (P3P) for PS4, Switch and Xbox One/Series X. Pre-orders open on September 29, 2023,. There will be a standard edition of Persona 3 Portable, as well as a Collector's Edition which includes a replica Evoker.

Persona 3 Portable originally launched for PSP way back in 2009, but came to modern consoles early in 2023. This new physical release will be available on its own for $34.99, as part of the Grimoire edition for $69.99, or in the S.E.E.S. Collector's Edtion for $199.99. Each edition is available for any of the available platforms at the same price.

The Grimoire Edition includes the game, a steelbook, a slip cover and a box to carry it all in. Meanwhile, the S.E.E.S. edition includes everything in the Grimoire Edition, as well as the soundtrack, a school patch, armband, trading cards, certificate of authenticity, and an All Out Attack-themed shadowbox. The centerpiece of the S.E.E.S. edition of Persona 3 Portable is a replica of the Evoker gun used in game, along with it's own light-up shadowbox.

You can get a look at each of the editions in the Twitter embeds down below:

Limited Run Games also announced modern console releases for the Gex series and Tomba back at its showcase in July, 2023. Atlus also has a remake for Persona 3 in the works, titled Reload.

Pre-orders for Limited Run Game's physical release of Persona 3 Portable (P3P) and its editions open on September 29, 2023, and close on November 12. The game is also available on the Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One and Series X.

The post Persona 3 Portable LRG Collector's Edition Has an Evoker appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 8:00 PM

seiko cinnamoroll watch

Seiko has released a Cinnamoroll watch in collaboration with Sanrio, with the item costing 38,280 JPY ($257.35). You can get it via IEI, which does not offer international shipping. IEI does also give the choice of paying off the watch in installments. It'll ship out in mid-March 2024.

You can check out more pictures of the Cinnamoroll watch from Seiko here:

The design features Cinnamoroll sitting on a cloud while wishing for everyone's happiness on a shooting star. The face of the watch is "Cinnamoroll blue," and the numbers look like stars. The back of the watch features Cinnamoroll, as well as a serial number. Seiko will only produce 2000 of these watches. The watch will come in a box that look like a house, with Cinnamoroll sitting on a cloud on the back.

Cinnamoroll is an incredibly popular Sanrio mascot (winning the popularity poll in both 2021 and 2022). He is a dog with white fur and a curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll. He can also fly using his big floppy ears. In lore, Cinnamoroll was born on a cloud far up in the sky and he works at Cafe Cinnamon. In reality, Cinnamoroll debuted in 2002 and was very popular ever since the beginning.

The Seiko Cinnamoroll watch is available via IEI and will ship out in mid-March 2024.

The post Cinnamoroll Wishes Upon a Star in Seiko Watch appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 7:01 PM

larian studios baldur's gate 3 fan content

As a reminder to Baldur's Gate 3 and other Larian Studios games, Larian Studios's policy and guidelines restrict the selling of fan content. There are five basic rules when it comes to making content for Larian Studios's games (not limited to Baldur's Gate 3) and you can find them on the company's website. The studio may take action against offenders.

The five basic rules for making fan content of Baldur's Gate 3 and other Larian Studios games are:

  1. Keep it free.
  2. Keep it clear it's fan content.
  3. Keep it honest.
  4. Keep it clean
  5. Keep it legit.

The fourth rule of "Keep it clean" simply means that Larian Studios reserves the right to stop your use of its IP if it deems your content "inappropriate, offensive, damaging, or disparaging." It isn't forbidding you from making R-18 content. "Keep it honest" and "Keep it clear it's fan content" are very similar. The main rule in question is the first one, in which you cannot sell "fan content to any third parties for any type of compensation."

If you really want to make Baldur's Gate 3 fan content, you can do so. You simply cannot do it for profit. This would include putting something behind a paywall, or selling items at a convention. For reference, Larian Studios defines "fan content" as "fanart, videos, stories, screenshots, cosplays, mods, or anything else." Uploading or giving things away for free are both totally alright.

Baldur's Gate 3 is readily available on the PlayStation 5, macOS, and Windows PC. It will also launch on the Xbox Series X some time in 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 6:00 PM

Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.4 "Jolted Awake From a Winter Dream" Special Program Airs This Week

HoYoVerse announced that the next Honkai: Star Rail Special Program to introduce the 1.4 update will be this week. It will appear at 4:30am PT/7:30am ET on September 29, 2023. The "Jolted Awake From a Winter Dream" Special Program will cover upcoming characters, story updates, events, and other new additions to the game.

To commemorate the upcoming Special Program, HoYoVerse will be randomly drawing 50 participants to receive 10 Star Rail Passes before the stream begins. Anybody who comments, reposts, leaves their i-game ID in the comment, and discusses the new content they would like to see in Honkai: Star Rail on social media is eligible to win one of the rewards.

The placeholder YouTube page for the upcoming stream for Version 1.4 features artwork of March 7th alongside a sleeping bunny and flower plush toy.

HoYoVerse recently announced the new character Topaz at Tokyo Game Show 2023. She is anticipated to be joining the game in the 1.4 update and after the Fu Xuan banner ends on October 10, 2023. Topaz will be a five-star unit who utilizes fire-based attacks. She is accompanied by a Warp Trotter named Numby.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PC, iOS, and Android devices. The PlayStation 5 version will launch on October 11, 2023. Version 1.4 is anticipated to release on October 11, 2023 as well. The Special Program for 1.4 will air on September 29, 2023 at 4:30am PT/7:30am ET.

The post Honkai: Star Rail Special Program 1.4 Airs This Week appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 5:00 PM

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Launch Trailer Highlights V's Mission

Leading up to the release of the upcoming DLC expansion, CD Projekt Red released the launch trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty which highlights more story details about V's mission to save the NUSA President.

The launch trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty can be viewed below:


Phantom Liberty puts the player character V into the role of a spy working in the corrupt district of Dogtown to uncover a plot to take out the NUSA President. V must forge alliances with potential enemies and allies alike, embark on a high-stakes espionage mission, and untangle the complicated web of lies, loyalties, and political manipulations that threaten V. Familiar characters like Johnny Silverhand and Rosalind Myers return in this DLC expansion while new ones like Song So-Mi and Solomon Reed will have their stories revealed.

Phantom Liberty was first announced back in 2022 which revealed Idris Elba would be playing Solomon. During the June 2023 Xbox Games Showcase, the release date and platforms for the DLC expansion was revealed. A brand new trailer released during gamescom 2023, showing off new weapons, vehicles, and skills for the player to utilize in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The Phantom Liberty DLC expansion launches on September 26, 2023 for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 4:30 PM

The Legend of Legacy HD Remaster

NIS America and FuRyu announced that a 3DS game is being given a second chance at life. The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered will come to the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. The new version has an early 2024 release window. It will have English and Japanese audio options and English subtitles.

The Legend of Legacy first appeared on the 3DS in 2015. When it originally debuted, Atlus handled publishing duties. It almost has SaGa-like qualities, what with its seven different protagonists and their storylines. You then go through their parts, bringing people in and out of your party when you find they'll be useful. NIS America and FuRyu didn't note if there will be any additional features, beyond this being an HD remaster.

This isn't the first time FuRyu released an HD remaster of one of Cattle Call's 3DS RPGs. It already happened with The Alliance Allive. That first showed up on the 3DS in 2017. Then in 2019 an HD remaster appeared for the PS4, Switch, PC, and mobile devices.

The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered will come to the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC in early 2024. The original game can be found on the 3DS.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 3:30 PM

Sword Art Online Last Recollection Includes Mito and Yuuki

As part of its TGS 2023 announcements, Bandai Namco revealed additional Sword Art Online Last Recollection characters Mito and Yuuki, as well as a demo. It didn't confirm if the trial will appear worldwide, as only the Japanese and Asian accounts shared the announcement. However, it did note the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X demo will appear on September 26, 2023 and feature save data that carries over. It also shared trailers for the new heroines and the game's opening movie.

First, here's a look at Bandai Namco's English Sword Art Online Last Recollection Yuuki trailer. At first, things see dark. However, then Sword Goddess Gladia Yuuki appears. We get to see her in battle alongside other familiar faces. She appeared in both Sword Art Online Sisters' Prayer and Mother's Rosario.

Next, here's the Sword Art Online Last Recollection Mito trailer. 

It's only available in Japanese. It primarily focuses on her in-battle abilities.

Finally, here's the opening for the latest game.

Some of the other Sword Art Online Last Recollection character news ahead of the Mito and Yuuki reveal involved Yuna. Following the death of her original voice actress, she'll now be played by Risae Matsuda in the new game.

Sword Art Online Last Recollection will launch on October 6, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam, with a demo set to appear on September 26, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 3:00 PM

Dragon's Dogma 2

Shortly after its 2012 release, Dragon's Dogma quickly garnered a passionate following thanks to the game's mechanical complexity, exhilarating combat, and engaging low fantasy world. With Dragon's Dogma 2 finally on the horizon, each new glimpse at the game reveals a more polished and refined version of what the original 2012 cult classic offered. To get an idea of what new and returning fans can expect from the sequel, Siliconera spoke with Dragon's Dogma 2 Director Hideaki Itsuno and Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi about it.

Daniel Bueno: Are the worlds of Dragon's Dogma 1 and 2 linked in any way? And if so, how did creating the narrative for the first game affect that of the sequel?

Hideaki Itsuno: In terms of world setting, Dragon's Dogma 1 and 2 share the same setting. However, they should also be considered different worlds. By which I mean, both stories share common elements like the red Dragon, the Arisen, and the Pawns, but they should be considered parallel world.

From what has been shown so far, the Beastren are designed as creatures with feline features. What was the motivation behind their creation and their design?

Itsuno: When developing the first Dragon's Dogma I already had the idea of having a Pawn that looked like a beast or a lion, similar to the character of Leo from the Red Earth game (1996 Capcom fantasy fighting game). The idea had been there for a while. The main point wasn't to have a character based on a lion, but I wanted them to have features close to that of a lion.

Image via Capcom

In recent new Dragon's Dogma 2 footage, the Mystic Spearhand was shown using a new dual bladed spear weapon. How will this new weapon type differentiate itself from others, and how will the move set be like?

Itsuno: There was a lot of very careful planning that went into creating the new weapon type, but the overall idea was to create actions that were not possible for other Vocations. For example, Mystic Spearhands can use magic in their offhand. Weapons with one blade require simple movements. However, because the duospears have two blades the moves will look very different from other Vocations, and of course it looks really cool.

The original Dragon's Dogma felt ahead of its time thanks to all the interesting systems that interacted with each other in meaningful ways. For example, the size of a character could change their stamina consumption and restoration, and walk speed. I'm curious if we will see similar old or new systems in the sequel, and in which ways they have been updated to modern sensibilities and technologies.

Itsuno: For the first Dragon's Dogma, part of the reason people might have felt the systems were so new is because I wanted to think about an RPG game from the logic and feel of an action game, and we tried to create that from scratch. Thinks like magic points and different parameters are very standard in RPG games. But I felt like these things didn't really fit the logic of an action game, so I tried to convert those elements in a way that moving around and doing different actions would feel more as a part of your adventure, and within the action.

For Dragon's Dogma 2, our team tried to focus on achieving many things that were technologically difficult when developing the first game, and to delve deeper into those ideas. In that regard, the sequel may not include as many things that feel completely new or different, but will be more polished and enhanced in order to achieve a more immersive RPG and action adventure for the player. That is our focus with this game. We can't mention all of them of course, but some new expanded systems include the recently shown camping mechanics, and the oxcarts for faster traversal through the world.

Dragon's Dogma 2
Image via Capcom

Another iconic system from the previous game is character relationships. One example that many players fondly remember is the role of the Arisen's Beloved near the end of the first game, and how that story unfolded. Is the character relationship system making a return as well?

Itsuno: Yes, the relationship system is still there. It has been enhanced and powered up. There are also some new elements added to it. I also personally like this system a lot, and I consider it one of the hidden themes of Dragon's Dogma.

Beastren will be playable in Dragon's Dogma 2, and I know a lot of people are very excited about it. Are there any differences between playing a human or a beastren character, other than the aesthetic?

Itsuno: As we showed in recent gameplay footage, both human and beastren have their own kingdoms and homeland. While there are no huge differences between choosing either, story-wise players will notice that your character will be perceived differently depending on where you are from, as a human in a beastren nation, or as a beastren in human nations. These differences will be noticeable. There is no "better" or "right" choice, but people will want to consider carefully when creating their Arisen.

The Everfall in Dragon's Dogma, and Bitterblack Isle in the Dark Arisen expansion were two standout parts of the game, being such expansive, layered, and challenging levels. Can we expect to see locations with a similar level of complexity in Dragon's Dogma 2?

Yoshiaki Hirabayashi: For the time being, we are focusing on people getting an idea of what the concept of the game is. For further elements such as these, we will have further announcements in the future.

Dragon's Dogma 2 will release for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. A release date has yet to be announced.

The post Interview: Dragon's Dogma 2 Director Talks Mechanics, Hidden Themes appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 3:00 PM

Street Fighter 6 Super Art Command Inputs Being Adjusted

Capcom announced that it is going to make it easier to ensure only intended Super Arts are used in Street Fighter 6 with new command inputs adjustments. It noted on Twitter that the recognition frames will shorter once the next update appears on September 27, 2023. It also noted the two specific commands that will be affected by the change.

In the announcement, Capcom said the Street Fighter 6 Super Arts command inputs affected are 236236 and 214214. So, as an example, this would make a difference when performing Chun-Li's Hoyoku-sen, Kikosho, and Soten Ranka Super Arts. This means it could help eliminate some crossover with her Special moves like Hundred Lightning Kicks, which uses 236K, or Hazanshu, which requires 214K.

As a reminder, this isn't the only September 27, 2023 addition. It's just one of the free ones. That day is also when AKI will join the game's roster. She'll be available either if you buy her separately or as a part of the season pass. The announcement for this change even included a new screenshot of her from the game.

Street Fighter 6 is immediately available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the AKI and Super Arts command input change update date is September 27, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 2:30 PM

Bandai Namco announced there will be three Tales of Arise Figuarts Mini figures of Alphen, Shionne, and Dohalim.

Bandai Namco announced three Tales of Arise Figuarts Mini figures based on Alphen, Shionne, and Dohalim. There are no release dates for any of them as of yet. However, there are already painted prototypes of all three showing what people can expect from their eventual release.

The concept art for the Tales of Arise Figuarts Minis figures show Alphen and Shionne will be in special costumes from the game, while Dohalim wears his normal attire. The Alphen one is the Gahm Arthalys attire we earn by playing through the campaign. Likewise, Shionne is wearing the L'Aze Phiarquis we would earn by playing through the game.

As a reminder, there's more Tales of Arise content on the way. Bandai Namco announced the Before the Dawn DLC campaign at the September 2023 State of Play. Kotobukiya is also working on a scale figure of Dohalim that's in the development. There have also been other figures since its launch, like one of Shionne in a swimsuit and some Q Posket figures.

Tales of Arise is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and Before the Dawn will arrive on November 9, 2023. There's no release window yet for the Figuarts Mini figures based on select cast members.

The post Tales of Arise Alphen, Shionne, and Dohalim Figuarts Mini Figures Shown appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 9:10 PM
     Starfield Special Projects Rank 2 BenefitsIn Starfield, you can learn and master a variety of skills to make the most of your time among the stars. Some of the later skills are super specialized and can prove extremely useful, but only after you unlock their true value. Here is our guide telling you what the Special Projects skill does in Starfield. Starfield – what the Special Projects skill does As you play Starfield, you'll come across a number of skills that immediately improve the experience. Other skills don't seem especially useful at a glance, including Special Projects. However, its true value becomes more apparent as you try to make the most of your crafting capabilities. Use Special Projects to make better equipment and crafting components, and to improve your outposts. Screenshot: PC Invasion To access the Special Projects skill, devote enough points to the Science branch of the skill tree. The Special Projects skill is on the lowest level, meaning you must first spend 12 points on sk...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 7:54 PM
     (8) Character Teaser Neuvillette Watcher In The Deep Genshin Impact Youtube 0 0 59 best buildNeuvillette is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact released at the first half of the Version 4.1 update. Neuvillette is a Hydro Catalyst character, designed to deal high damage as a team's main DPS character. Neuvillette will remain on-field as a Hydro DPS character, with a special charged attack that creates a torrent of water and blasts it at the enemy. To help Neuvillette wash the enemies away with the most damage, you'll want to equip him with the best build. Here is our guide on the best build for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact: Neuvillette best weapons guide Image: HoYoverse The best build for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact starts with choosing his best weapon. Neuvillette has plenty of options to choose from, allowing any player to deal tons of damage regardless of how much money you spend. Here are some of your best options: Tome of the Eternal Flow is Neuvillette's best 5-star weapon option, and overall his best-in-slot. This weap...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 6:10 PM
     How to pass Hansens questions in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom LibertyAs Cyberpunk 2077 finally pushes towards its closing acts, you will be faced with a series of Hansen's questions. Pulling together a few elements of the storyline and extra little pieces of information will get you through this conversation unharmed. However, get one answer wrong from the big man of Dogtown and the consequences could be disastrous. These are the answers you need to give to keep him satisfied that you are who you say you are and not a Netrunner wearing another Netrunner's face. How to pass Hansen's questions in Cyberpunk 2077 If you have managed to pay attention throughout the game so far, you will find that most of the answers to Hansen's questions are pretty straightforward. You would be forgiven for missing a few key elements, however, as there is an enormous amount of dialogue to get through. The eternally suspicious Hansen will grant you access to his inner sanctum if you can just get all his probing questions right in Cyberpunk 2077. ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 6:00 PM
     What order to bet in roulette in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom LibertyAmid the chaos and bright lights of the casino, you are faced with a task. Take imprints of two Netrunners in order to steal their personalities and use them to infiltrate the boss's lair. However, this task takes time, and you need to be right by them to keep them locked in. There seems to be only one choice: hold their attention, pique their interest, and play some roulette. This is the most random game you could probably pick to play in a casino. However, with the right bet, you can win big when playing roulette in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Roulette bets in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Once you have collected your free chips from the casino bank, you can make your way over to the table. You are warned not to blow all of the money, but there are absolutely no consequences if you do. Typical of Cyberpunk 2077. Screenshot: PC Invasion To win all your money back, have some serious cash to spend, and beat the twins at roulette, simply use this combination of ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 5:50 PM
     How to defeat the Chimera in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom LibertyCyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty doesn't have much in the way of big fights, but it does open up with a pretty impressive one. As you make your way to safety in Dogtown with the running president, you will find yourself up against a Chimera. These four-legged tanks are more than just an enemy; they're a whole ordeal. You need to use your entire environment and an arsenal of Cyberware and weapons to take these monsters down. This fight comes early on in the expansion and can cause quite a challenge. Knowing how to beat the Chimera is a real refresher to anyone returning to Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Defeat the Chimera in Cyberpunk 2077 Like most bosses, the Chimera has two stages, both quite similar, but stages nonetheless. For the first round, you're going to want to pick away at health, and in the second, I would suggest all-out warfare. Be prepared to use a lot of cover, and put some serious steps in. Screenshot: PC Invasion Chimera stage 1 To start this battl...

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, September 25, 2023 6:27 PM
     2018's Red Dead Redemption 2 has been rated on a Brazilian ratings board for the Nintendo Switch, hinting that the epic western might be getting released for the console . It really does look like Rockstar with do everything with Red Dead except put it on PC or update Red Dead Redemption 2 for current-gen consoles.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, September 25, 2023 7:20 PM

Cyberpunk 2077 's Phantom Liberty expansion will launch on September 26.

The post Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Gets New Launch Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, September 25, 2023 6:50 PM

This hints that a Nintendo Switch release of the game could be on the horizon

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, September 25, 2023 6:15 PM

Physical pre-orders for Persona 3 Portable will run from September 29 to November 12.

The post Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden Physical Editions Announced appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, September 25, 2023 5:43 PM

Hideki Kamiya will leave the company on October 12, 2023.

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MonsterVine Monday, September 25, 2023 3:00 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 is the much-awaited sequel to the cult classic Dragon's Dogma that first debuted in 2012. During my recent visit to the Capcom offices for the Tokyo Game Show showcase, I had the pleasure of getting my hands on the demo featuring three vocation classes: Archer, Fighter, and Thief. As a new player […]

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Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 1:57 PM

Bethesda released another tiny update for Starfield on September 25 that addresses a handful of minor bugs and performance issues on PC. The studio promises a much more massive update is still on the way as fans wait for further tweaks and much needed quality of life improvements.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 1:40 PM


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 1:23 PM

The Google Pixel 8 appears to feature an AI-powered photo editing option that lets you completely change peoples' faces. A reliable leak from mobile tech reporter and leaker Kamila Wojciechowska to phone site 91mobiles revealed the feature, which is like using Cyberpunk 2077's fleet of customizable facial expressions i…


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 12:18 PM

Payday 3's matchmaking servers were a mess in its first week. What went wrong? The maker of the game, Starbreeze Studios, blames an "unforeseen error" for the issues, and says it's looking at ways to make the "always online" multiplayer shooter "less dependent on online services."


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 12:10 PM

We all know Mega Evolution is one of the coolest gimmicks in the Pokémon series. These super-powered transformations debuted in Pokémon X and Y in 2013, and were further expanded in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Trainers use the power of Mega Stones, which Pokémon hold in battle, to give their 'mon a power…


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 11:11 AM

Back in February, The Pokémon Company announced it was reprinting beloved cards from the very start of the Pokémon trading card game, including the original holographic Venusuar, Charizard, and Blastoise, as part of a $400 board game set. Pre-orders went live on September 21 and sold out in the first hour.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 10:31 AM

Hideki Kamiya, the man behind iconic character action games such as Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, and Viewtiful Joe, announced that he'll leave legendary action game studio PlatinumGames after almost 20 years there.


Kotaku Monday, September 25, 2023 9:55 AM

Almost three years into their life, the "next-gen" gaming consoles haven't received any price drops, but that doesn't mean Sony isn't doing some great deals to try and get PlayStation 5s out the door in 2023. The latest discount is a free game for anyone who buys a new PS5.


PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 1:59 PM
     Vampire Survivors developer is

Vampire Survivors is one of my all-time favorite games, and it isn't just because of my completely illogical obsession with all things vampire. In fact, it's a running joke within the community that vampires may or may not even exist in-game yet. Poncle's game is actually incredible due to its addictive gameplay and fast-paced combat. While each stage is half an hour long, you'll easily lose hours in-game as you forget what time even is. The indie developer recently sat down for an AMA on Reddit, answering questions and alluding to possible online multiplayer.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:46 PM
     Sandbox survival adventure Core Keeper is 33% off right now

Looking for a game that combines the safe, cozy vibes of Stardew Valley with the challenge of Minecraft and the exploration of Terraria? Look no further than 2023's indie darling Core Keeper – an adorable survival mining sim for up to eight players.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:38 PM
     Starfield patch addresses performance issues ahead of

Starfield is well on its way to becoming Bethesda's most iconic release yet, currently sitting as the beloved developer's biggest launch to date. If you've been exploring the game's star systems and diverse planets, then you may have run into some bugs or performance issues here and there. Bethesda has just released its 1.7.33 update for Starfield, addressing some of those problems and fixing them ahead of a bigger planned update.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:37 PM
     Go beyond Skyrim with this Bethesda build-your-own-bundle sale

Everyone and their dog has played The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim, but what about taking a journey through Bethesda's back catalogue? Fanatical's fantastic build-your-own Bethesda bundle lets you fight fantasy creatures in Morrowind, slaughter demons in Doom, kill Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order and much, much more.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:24 PM
     Best EA FC 24 best LB players for career mode

Who are the best LB players in EA Sports FC 24? EA Sports FC 24 left backs are an essential part of your squad, primarily there to stop attacking runs from attackers. Picking the best LB players can be tricky as need to look for good defending stats and balance them with physicality ratings like stamina and strength. The end goal is to have a rock-solid back line, one that's as comfortable defending corners, as it is shutting down attackers as they make runs towards goal.

If you're looking for the best LB players to sign in EA Sports FC 24, you're in luck. We've worked through player ratings, filtering out defenders until we're left with the absolute best. These won't include Heroes, like those that feature in Ultimate Team, instead looking at current players that are available for you to purchase. We'll give you a list of the ten best LB players, before going into detail on what makes the top five picks so special. If you're looking for help on the other side of the pitch instead, we have a guide on the best RB players.

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:26 PM
     Best EA FC 24 best RB players for career mode

Who are the best RB players in EA Sports FC 24? EA Sports FC 24 best right backs will help you shore up your defense and keep as many clean sheets as possible. While it can be tempting to focus on your attacking line, making sure you can stop advancing players with a rock-solid defense is vital to winning matches. Whether you're playing with women's teams or men's teams in EA Sports FC 24, knowing which RB players are worth signing can mean the difference between promotion and relegation.

If you're looking to make the most of your time playing EA Sports FC 24, you will absolutely need to balance your defensive and offensive tactics. Right backs are extremely important here - equally as important as the best FC 24 left backs - and are able to stop attacks coming down the left wing, and thwarting set-piece opportunities. We won't be including Heroes here, or EA Sports FC 24 wonderkids that have high potential ratings, instead focusing on current players with high overall and defensive ratings.

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:15 PM
     How to get Payday 3 C-Stacks

How do you earn Payday 3 C-Stacks? Payday's answer to cryptocurrency comes in the form of C-Stacks, otherwise known as Stacks. As you embark on your flourishing criminal career as a Payday gang member, you'll likely be after all the cash you can get your hands on. However, several endgame items can't be purchased with old-fashioned dough – instead, they require C-Stacks.

You can use Payday 3 C-Stacks to purchase premium Payday 3 weapons and cosmetics. C-Stacks cannot be purchased with real-world money in Payday 3, so that leaves only two different ways to acquire them in the co-op game. So, whether you're taking on Payday 3 solo or rolling with a dedicated team, here's how to get Payday 3 C-Stacks.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:21 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 meets Dead Cells in stunning Steam Metroidvania

Cyberpunk 2077, especially the new Phantom Liberty expansion, has that wonderfully neon-soaked, sleazy, lived-in aesthetic that really makes Night City pop. You mix that with the ultra-tough platforming combat of Dead Cells, a hint of the boss fights from Dark Souls, and a maybe a touch of Hotline Miami and anime classic Akira, and you get Dark Light, a beautiful Metroidvania that's racking up great Steam reviews, and is available right now at a decent discount.

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:01 PM
     Payday 3 vault codes – how to open vaults in stealth mode

How do you open vaults in Payday 3? When things get a little hot during a heist, you have no choice but to take an aggressive approach. It's always worth taking things slow before you resort to these tactics by sneaking around and hacking systems for vault codes - because surely it's not just 0000, right?

Some of the Payday 3 heists let you choose how you want to proceed, and most involve a safe or a vault - we're talking about high value goods here, after all. While you can use the best Payday 3 weapons to do the talking when alarms are blaring, if you want to avoid a firefight for as long as possible, unlock a Payday 3 vault the right way by using a safe code. Here's what you need to know about opening a safe in Payday 3.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:52 AM
     Genshin Impact 4.2 is making our favorite Fontaine reporter playable

The Genshin Impact version 4.1 update goes live this week, which means that it's time for HoYoverse to announce the new roster additions coming in version 4.2. The Steambird reporter, Charlotte, will be joining the list of playable characters alongside the Hydro Archon herself, Furina. There's no doubt that Furina is a five-star character, being an Archon, but there's no way of telling whether or not Charlotte holds that same status.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:50 AM
     Is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck compatible?

Is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck compatible? Those looking for their next horror fix on the Steam Deck might have to look elsewhere, as although The Texas Chain Saw Massacre runs on the Steam Deck, its performance will leave you hungry for a more optimized experience.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre system requirements ask for 30GB of install space, which isn't as a lot compared to some of the best Steam Deck games, but it's still a big chunk of your handheld's storage. Check out the best microSD for Steam Deck to make extra room, and if you're still dining out on the 64GB model of the PC gaming handheld.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:43 AM
     How to crack safes in Payday 3

How do you crack safes in Payday 3? Heists are complex and contain lots of bonus loot that you've got to actively search for, like the stacks of cash people apparently just leave lying around. While some goodies are left out in the open, others are hidden away. If you want to take everything you can, it helps to know how to crack safes in Payday 3.

Despite significant Payday 3 server issues at launch, players who are able to log into the multiplayer game are having a blast trying to steal valuable goods. Whether to go stealthy or loud in Payday 3 is up to you, but if you go for the stealthy option, you need access codes, key cards, and other valuable information that might be locked away in a safe. If you do decide to go ahead with your mask off in Payday 3, here's how to crack a Payday 3 safe.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:42 AM
     This nightmarish Starfield lake has a dark, fishy secret

Feel like going for a dip in Starfield? Then you might want to avoid this particular planet. It has a lake or ocean that's so corrosive that it instantly kills the animals in it. What were they doing there? That's a question you should perhaps ask Bethesda.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 12:26 PM
     Best EA FC 24 wonderkids and young players to sign in career mode

Who are the best wonderkids in EA Sports FC 24? EA Sports FC 24 wonderkids are an essential part of the career mode. If you're the type of player who likes to play multiple seasons with the same team, slowly building out a squad as they age and progress, you'll need to be aware of the best young players to sign during the transfer window. This essentially all comes down to player potential because while the payoff of a young player may not be evident immediately, many can grow to be some of the best players in the game.

Finding the best young players in EA Sports FC 24 requires you to scout promising prospects in some cases, many of which won't even have a value listed, unlike ultimate team's Hero players and top-rated stars. To save you some time, here's the best EA Sports FC 24 wonderkids and young players for career mode.

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:13 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 finally gets Nvidia DLSS 3 support, kinda

Baldur's Gate 3 has become a phenomenon since it launched last month, being heralded for its unique cast of characters, in-depth battle system and clever writing. Yet, even as one of the most highly-rated video games of all time, the D&D RPG hasn't been able to shake off a slew of issues, from CPU slowdown to frame rate drops, which occur the longer you progress into the game. While developer Larian Studios has been consistent with its fixes and updates, the third act is still riddled with issues, but this Baldur's Gate 3 DLSS 3 mod may be exactly what Baldur's Gate 3 needs.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:11 AM
     Payday 3 dev blames server issues on partner

Payday 3 developer Starbreeze says that matchmaking and server issues with the heist-driven shooter are connected to software updates created and released by a "third-party matchmaking partner," and that as instability continues, the developer will be "evaluating" a new partner for Payday 3 online services. In the wake of Payday 3 server issues, the game's Steam rating has dropped to 'mostly negative' as players struggle to access matches and confront long wait times.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:15 AM
     Where to get Starfield digipicks

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

If you're anything like us, you can't wait to gather your Starfield companions, wield the best Starfield weapons, and set off into the final frontier. With the help of Starfield digipicks and the right Starfield skills, you can pick the locks of doors and containers, or even hack robots and Starfield turrets to disable them or turn them friendly.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:04 AM
     Best Starfield weapon mods

What are the best Starfield weapon mods? These gun attachments can upgrade, boost, and completely change your favorite weapon or adapt your gun to fit your playstyle. Here's everything you need to know about the types of weapon attachments in Starfield.

We've been playing with all the Starfield guns we can get our hands on, and while the base arsenal is entertaining, the real fun comes with customizing your own weapons. You can even give these customized beasts to your Starfield companions to defend themselves against the Starfield Crimson Fleet and all the weird and wonderful beasts the galaxy contains. The best Starfield weapon mods can only be unlocked by completing Starfield research projects - and that's only the beginning. You also need to collect the necessary Starfield materials in order to craft them.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 10:52 AM
     Starfield cities – all known locations

What are the major Starfield cities? Venturing across space can get pretty tiring from time to time. After walking across those large expanses in search of resources and getting dragged into endless battles, it's only natural that you might want to get a drink at a warm bar, eat a proper meal at a decent restaurant, or spend the night in a comfy hotel. Lucky for any weary spacefarers out there, you can do all of that and more in one of Starfield's cities.

There are loads of things to see in Starfield - naturally, space is pretty huge, after all. Alongside all of the Starfield creatures you can discover and Starfield companions you can meet, among the thousands of Starfield planets around you, there are a few bustling cities to rest up at. Here's everything we know about those Starfield cities, including their locations and what Starfield factions control their borders.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 10:34 AM
     The 45 best Starfield mods

What are the best Starfield mods? Mod support is an important part of many PC games, especially RPG games. Skyrim has endured all these years partly because it's a great game, partly because Bethesda keeps releasing it on hitherto unknown gaming platforms, but also because it's powered by a vibrant and creative modding community.

Thankfully, Starfield mod support has technically been available since before the Starfield release date rolled around thanks to early access. If you're playing Starfield Game Pass, you may experience some difficulty installing all of the mods we've listed below. For maximum compatibility, you're going to want the Steam version of the game.

Continue reading The 45 best Starfield mods
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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 10:28 AM
     Devolver Digital rejected several Game Pass-style subscription offers

Cult of the Lamb publisher Devolver Digital has, as revealed by its latest financial results, had offers to put some of its titles on a Game Pass-style subscription service. However, it turned these offers down as the company believed they undervalued the games.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 10:21 AM
     Is Payday 3 matchmaking down? Current server status

Are Payday 3 servers down? The third installment in the Payday series went straight to the top of the Steam best sellers chart on release day, but its immediate success came with a downside as servers were slammed, matchmaking crashed, and error codes started popping up. While developer Starbreeze has been open with communication and quick to fix issues, there may still be a rocky road ahead.

For most multiplayer games, server issues come with the territory. When too many people try to play the game at once, sometimes those servers just can't hack it. Payday 3 is no different, and too many heisters spoil the… heist. Or something. In fact, since Payday 3 is an 'always online' co-op game, there's no real way to get around it. If you're having issues, here's the current lowdown on whether Payday 3 matchmaking is down right now.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 10:39 AM
     Starfield romance and relationships explained

What are the Starfield romance options? If you're looking for love in outer space, you've come to the right place. Starfield is set to be a sprawling epic, with over a thousand planets on your doorstep. Of course, this is a Bethesda game, so we already know that you're bound to bump uglies and develop Starfield relationships while you're off exploring the Milky Way. Well, never fear, because we're here to guide you through the birds and the bees in Starfield.

Starfield will absolutely let you have sex with a jetpack on, but it doesn't delve into the specifics of who can join you on this romance expedition. However, we've explored the ins and outs (so to speak) of Starfield romance during our Starfield review to help you get lucky in the RPG game with whoever you want... almost.

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PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 11:51 AM
     Best EA FC 24 midfielders for career mode

Who are the best midfielders in EA Sports FC 24? Your midfield is like the engine room of your team, and with the right personnel, it can be the key for both attack and defense. The best midfielders have many strings to their bow and can dictate the play from the first whistle to the last.

Midfielders in EA Sports FC 24 are a complex beast. Their role can be rather nebulous, with the best players performing several roles at the same time. Do you want an imperious ball-winner? Is a maestro more your style, pulling the strings in the final third? The best teams have a balance of both, and you'll need to find your own formula to turn your EA Sports FC 24 stadium into a fortress.

PCGamesN Monday, September 25, 2023 9:55 AM
     More Resident Evil 4 DLC could be coming after Separate Ways

There could be some more Resident Evil 4 DLC coming after Separate Ways, at least according to a little detail hidden in the RE4 Remake Steam backend. With Ada Wong finally back in Resident Evil 4 for a full campaign mode, and The Mercenaries also available for free, if we compare to the original Resident Evil 4, that only leaves Assignment Ada absent from RE4 Remake. But whether this is the missing chunk of DLC from Capcom's superlative survival shooter remains to be seen.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 1:28 PM

Thousands of people are cheating at Wordle by looking up the answer and popping it in as their first guess, according to a new study of players' daily guesses.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 12:49 PM

While Capcom looks to ramp up their presence on mobile with the incoming release of Resident Evil 4 and Village on iPhone, as well as the Pokemon Go-like Monster Hunter Now, the publisher's president has promised that PC will remain a central focus.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 12:48 PM

CD Projekt have dropped the launch trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, in great news for fans of driving-combat-cutscene montages and wailing, rain-slicked theme tunes, but less great news, apparently, for mega fans of the male-presenting incarnation of player character V, voiced by Gavin Drea. I haven't touched Cyberpunk since release in 2020, and I'm sort of intrigued to discover that the female-presenting version of the protagonist, voiced by Cherami Leigh, has become the default for marketing purposes.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 12:30 PM

Hold on, before you read any further please listen to this video for some appropriate set dressing. Done? Alright, cool. Hello! This is your friendly reminder that we will be discussing September's RPS Game Club pick Hypnospace Outlaw this Friday, September 29th at 4pm BST / 8am PT. Thanks to our fancy live blogging technology, we'll be able to talk about the game together in real-time, not unlike a group of strangers in a late 90s chat room.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 12:00 PM

About a third of the way through Mineko's Night Market, a young boy dressed as a fish says to his octopus-chopping father, "What? I just thought sending the local errand kid on missions was how people acquired stuff on this island." To many, this will simply be a comic jibe at what you, the aforementioned local errand kid, have been doing for the last eight hours or so. After moving to this rural backwater with your dad in search of a better life, you quickly realise that no one in this town ever gets off their arse to get anything done.

Instead, it's up to you, Mineko, to fulfil every last one of their desires, whether it's collecting 50 bits of wood so they can construct a frame for their new house (before asking you for 50 bits of paper to give it some flimsy-looking walls), buying and delivering them a sports drink they could have easily got themselves from the local shop, or crafting a flower box for them because, well, they asked you to. As I said, industry isn't exactly their strong suit here, and you'd be forgiven for wondering how any of them functioned as human beings before you arrived.

But this line of dialogue also strikes right at the heart of what a joyless experience Mineko's Night Market is. It reveals the cold, lifeless husk beneath its lovely visuals. It's nothing but 'Me, me, me' and 'Take, take, take' in this game, and NPCs offer nothing in return except soul-crushing tedium and a long list of repetitive chores. Animal Crossing this is not, my friends, so don't be fooled. This is about as far from 'cosy' and 'cute' as you can possibly get - and that's despite it having dozens of pet-able cats.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 11:42 AM

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is, according to our reviewer Graham, "perhaps the best expansion pack ever made." Feh, small potatoes – Phantom Liberty's most prestigious achievement is surely how it heralds a new ray tracing feature that makes Cyberpunk 2077 look and run a tiny bit better. On specific settings. And only on GeForce RTX graphics cards. The more expensive ones.

Hello, then, to DLSS 3.5 and its Ray Reconstruction component. Like how DLSS improves visuals and performance with AI-aided upscaling and ant-aliasing, Ray Reconstruction injects some machine learning cleverness into the rendering of ray tracing. Nvidia say Ray Reconstruction cleans up artefacts and reduces the performance impact of RT effects, and judging by how it works in Cyberpunk 2077, I'd say they're correct – with the caveat that all its enhancements are, ultimately, modest.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 11:38 AM

There are many unsightly euphemisms for the various stages of game development. My favourite used to be "sunsetting", aka cancelling a live service game, aka "we dragged the servers outside and smashed them with bats, gangland style". But now there's a new front-runner, "simmering". You know what's simmering? Quantic Dream's Star Wars: Eclipse, that's what. "Can I say it still exists? Because it exists," the developer's vice-president of marketing Lisa Pendse has revealed in a new interview from this year's Tokyo Game Show. "It's just not ready. It's simmering." Hmm.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Hypnospace Outlaw used to be a very different type of game than the one we know today. The authentic replica of the world wide web circa 1999 was originally designed to be little more than ornate level select screens in a stylish endless runner-style game, for example, providing extra context for your adventures pursuing "outlaws on the Hypnospace Highway".

Games change during development, of course, and it's not unusual for once substantial ideas to be left on the cutting room floor. But seeing as Hypnospace Outlaw is our pick for the RPS Game Club this month, I wanted to reach out to the game's creator Jay Tholen to ask some questions about these unlikely origins, its influences and its lasting legacy. What happened to the Hypnospace Highway? And what comes next for the world of Hypnospace?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 10:43 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, enjoy being stalked through the streets by a murderous ice cream van, being killed by a walking shark, flushing yourself down a toilet as fast travel, and many more attractive and interesting sights. Come look at these indie games!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 10:14 AM

Reworked skill trees and new minigames aside, Cyberpunk 2077's 2.0 update includes a Ukrainian localisation of the game's million-plus-word script. It turns out the Ukrainian version is awash with references to Russia's on-going invasion of Ukraine, all of it seemingly in support of the latter. The news comes via Zone of Games, who have published a few side-by-side comparisons from the game's files, underlining differences between the English and Ukrainian translations in various bits of dialogue and menu text.

I asked the organisers of Indie Cup - a Kyiv, Ukraine-based digital festival of games like Pahris Entertainment's upcoming Space Wreck - to help me double-check the Ukrainian version's alterations. The Indie Cup team's Arsenii Tarasov was happy to oblige, and also volunteered a few further examples of more... adventurous localisation from his own research, supported with screenshots.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 25, 2023 6:48 AM

The conversation/free-for-all around the role of automated "AI"-based game development rolls on with a few thoughts from Tom Hall, co-founder of id Software and one of the creators of the original DOOM, who says he's (Commander) keen on the prospect of "ethical" uses for such tools in gamedev, but worries that reliance on them "will homogenize games, sort of like AAA games are now".

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Twinfinite Monday, September 25, 2023 11:00 AM
All that's left is the sound...

Twinfinite Monday, September 25, 2023 9:00 AM
Opportunity stares you right in the face, trainer.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 2:00 PM

New Shonen Jump Two on Ice Manga Starts

The newest Shonen Jump manga series Two on Ice just kicked off its run. This is the new series from Elck Itsumo. This is one of the multiple Tezuka Manga Award winners with a new story starting the run. This is also the final of the three new series debuting in this latest batch. We can find the first chapter in English on MangaPlus and Viz Media.

As the name suggests, this is a figure skating manga. Hayuma Minekoshi saw the figure skater prodigy named Kisara skating a rink when he was a kid. He was transfixed by her performance and determined to also take up skating, as well as catch up to her. However, she eventually disappeared completely. However, in his third year of middle school his family moves to Tokyo near a rink. He gets a second chance to start skating and continue chasing his dream.

In case you missed it, the other two new Shonen Jump manga are MamaYuyuand Kagurabachi. The former is on its third chapter now. The second's second chapter appeared.

Two on Ice chapter 1 is now available to read, and chapter 2 of the manga will appear on MangaPlus and Viz Media on October 1, 2023.

The post New Shonen Jump Two on Ice Manga Starts appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 1:30 PM

FFVII Rebirth Screenshots Show Junon, Gold Saucer, and Chocobo Ranches

Following the 2023 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix shared an array of FFVII Rebirth screenshots showing places like Gold Saucer and Junon, as well as minigames and other activities. All of these offer peeks at what to expect. For example, the new Queen's Blood minigame is shown for the first time. There's also a look at the new Chadley towers we'll activate in the game.

First, here's a gallery looking at the various FFVII Rebirth Chocobo Ranch, Gold Saucer, and Junon screenshots. The Junon ones show both the upper portion, which Shinra is essentially using as a military base, and the lower part that features the remains of the village that once stood there.

As for minigames, three ended up appearing in the new screenshot drop. Two show off Moogle Mischief. This involves Cloud running around to catch the Mooglets and get them to mogstools, even though they'll fight back. Queen's Blood takes place on a 5x3 grid and involves playing cards to become more powerful than opponents. Finally, Cloud can play the piano at certain points. 

Finally, the other miscellaneous FFVII Rebirth screenshots show other activities. If you activate old republic remnawave towers, you can see more of the map and points of interest. You can also fix Chocobo Stops, take part in an excavation if you're riding a chocobo, or take on Chadley Combat Assignments to improve his combat simulator.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. There is a Collector's Edition with extra items and a Sephiroth figure. The exclusivity period runs until at least May 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Pink Junko Enoshima Curry

Due to the popularity of the Master Detective Archives: Rain Code booth at Tokyo Game Show 2023, Spike Chunsoft decided that a pop-up shop selling merchandise originally only available at the booth will appear at the AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan store starting on September 29, 2023 in Japan. At the shop, some Danganronpa curry varieties will also be available for purchase. Pink Junko Enoshima curry, white Nagito Komaeda curry, and black Kokichi Oma curry will be available only at the in-person store for 1,200 yen ($8.06) per box. [Thanks, Denfaminico Gamer!]

With each purchase of a box of Danganronpa curry, people get a bonus sticker. Each character has a different set of four possible stickers you can get. The pink Junko Enoshima curry has a color reminiscent of the unorthodox blood from the Danganronpa series, as well as Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. Both of these series were written by Kazutaka Kodaka.

As a reminder, Junko Enoshima is a world-class model from the first Danganronpa game. Nagito Komaeda is a "lucky" character from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Kokichi Oma is the Ultimate Supreme Leader from Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.

A series of multi-color Danganronpa curries will be available for purchase at the Master Detective Archives: Rain Code pop-up store at the Amiami Akihabara Radio Kaikan store. The store will be open from September 29, 2023 through October 9, 2023. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is available on the Nintendo Switch. The first two Danganronpa games are available on the PS4 and Steam as a bundle called Danganronpa 1.2 Reload, and both games are also available separately on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PSP, PSVita, Android and iOS devices, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, Steam, and Android and iOS devices.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 12:30 PM

VShojo Seems to Be Teasing a New Vtuber

It looks as though another new Vtuber could be joining VShojo. The official account for the company posted a new animation on its social media account. However, unlike the GEEGA teaser, it doesn't feature an envelope, so this could also be a hint at another upcoming affair. 

Here's the video for the new possible VShojo Vtuber. The only text is the hashtag #UndeadK9 and a tombstone. This could suggest it is a situation like GEEGA's where an existing Vtuber with a dog motif could be joining the company. In the comments, people suggested it could be referring to someone like Buffpup or Sinder. The footage shows a number of existing members of the company, like Ironmouse and Nazuna, gathering together around a grave. It then focuses on the tombstone itself, which is a black cross with black roses on it.

This would mark the second new Vtuber for Vshojo recently if true. On September 2, 2023, GEEGA revealed she would become part of the company. While she was formerly an independent performer, she ended up deciding to join up with the company. This was accompanied by a group stream with other members like Ironmouse, Henya the Genius, and Zentreya.

There should be more information about VShojo's "undead K9" in the near future.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 12:01 PM

Mineko's Night Market is a narrative-driven, social simulation adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and invites players to craft whimsical items, eat delicious snacks, and ultimately enjoy all the cats.

I've wanted to play Mineko's Night Market for so long. I've watched the trailers. I interviewed the developers so I could learn more. It seemed like the sort of simulation made for me. In many ways, it is absolutely that. I'm having a great time. However, Mineko's Night Market doesn't run quite right on the Switch, and the extended loading times and lag can make that a drag on top of the other balancing issues.

Mineko's Night Market begins with Mineko and her father moving to a small house on a tiny island. It used to be home to Nikko, a legendary cat, as well as tons of other felines. However, strange agents patrol the island collecting artifacts and caging kitties. Also, it isn't nearly as prosperous as it once was. So, after being cajoled into it by new friend Bobo, Mineko ends up managing a night market stall, creating crafts to sell, saving cats from agents, visiting island locations, and learning more about the mysteries surrounding Nikko.

Review: Mineko's Night Market Might've Opened too Early on Switch
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There's a fun sense of progression in Mineko's Night Market. Every week, you spend Sunday through Saturday afternoon gathering materials for crafts, talking to townsfolk to find what items they might need and getting them for them, acquiring new craft recipes, making items, and preparing for the night market every Saturday night. Collecting certain items, like stone or wood, involves tools you'll need to buy like axes and a pickaxe. Making new merchandise is tied to workbenches you'll buy to add to MIneko's room. Some actions, like creating an item or getting materials via fishing, involve brief "minigames" where you press a button at the right moments. As you learn more, unlock new areas, and build up relationships, you unlock more recipes, access to different areas, new kinds of crafts, lure more vendors to the night market as it gets more elaborate, and even see visual improvements to houses in town. You even get to the point where additional villagers move in because of you. You can really see the effect of your actions in the game, which is fantastic.

The issue is that everything in Mineko's Night Market is expensive, and the money you're bringing in from the weekly market or daily sales doesn't feel like it's enough to cover costs. So a drink that restores half of a heart of stamina can be $40. But some of the random fish you'll catch will be about $20 each. The tools and crafting equipment can cost you at least $600, and an early night market visit might only bring in around $700-900. To get new recipes, you need to give items to people. While about half the folks I encountered wanted things I could create, the others wanted stuff I'd need to purchase which, again, is usually a minimum $40 purchase. As another example, there is eventually an opportunity to pay to fish at a spot that supposedly has "rare" specimens. It's $50 per shot. I paid to try it five times. I ended up with five empty ramune bottles, which sell for $1 each. So instead of having fun just crafting and gifting, I felt like I needed to run a spreadsheet on my iPad on the side to plot out my purchases to balance workbench and tool purchases for progression with possibly getting a recipe I could actually make with what I'd already acquired.

But also, stamina can get to be a big problem as well. You get a second heart fairly early on, but I can't help but feel small tasks like picking up flowers and hairballs take up way more energy than they should. Given the costs of stamina items, the "limit" of using only three per day doesn't matter much when you can't even afford to buy them. It really isn't all that fun when it gets to feel like, "Well, I picked about 20 flowers. Better take the bus home and go to bed so I can get 20 more tomorrow." That may seem like a lot, but when recipes for certain bouquets can use six of each type of flower and there are certain degrees of rarity for them, it can get frustrating.

Especially since on the Switch the Mineko's Night Market loading times are horrid. A patch did release while I was playing ahead of launch that fixed some issues, but it still takes an incredibly long time for the game to load to the menu, then load a saved game, then load when you're moving Mineko from her house to the hometown space, then load when you take the bus to a location or walk to the night market, then load again when you go back to your hometown, then again when you load when heading home to go to bed and sleep to start the process again. It ruins any sense of immersion and pads out the time spent going through each day in an unfortunate way. Which feels even worse when you factor in how quickly stamina depletes when gathering materials. This isn't even counting the odd moments when it can take an oddly long time between crafting an item, particularly the Sewing Craftbench, and getting the message saying, "Hey, you did it!" I'm also experiencing an issue where the outfit vendor, who had different clothes for Mineko to buy in at the Spring markets, hasn't sold anything since despite my not buying anything.

Review: Mineko's Night Market Might've Opened too Early on Switch
Screenshot by Siliconera

It's made all the more tragic because Mineko's Night Market is great in so many other ways. The writing is quite clever! I like how there's an immediate reward for any gift given to anyone, which in turn gives you a chance to make more. The character designs are fantastic. The agent challenges to save cats, while not especially challenging, are typically diverse enough to be fun. The general ambiance, soundtrack (when it isn't cracking due to loading), and concept is great. The Night Market portions are so much fun, especially when we see the commentary from Mineko around the "event" that closes out each one. The script is incredible, and there are so many funny moments or goofy quotes that beg to be shared.

There is absolutely a fun and maybe even great experience somewhere in Mineko's Night Market, but right now it is hidden behind balancing issues and Switch performance problems. I could absolutely see Meowza perhaps patching it and making any criticism I have for the title irrelevant over the coming weeks and months. But at launch, it can end up feeling a little too tedious and costly.

Mineko's Night Market will come to the Nintendo Switch and PC on September 26, 2023. It will come to the PS4, PS5, and Xbox One on October 26, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Vinyl Releasing in 2024

Square Enix will be releasing a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth vinyl soundtrack in May 2024 to commemorate the release of the sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake. The upcoming single record will contain curated tracks from FFVII Rebirth and cost $44.99. Square Enix has not yet revealed the track list for this vinyl.

The key artwork for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth serves as the cover art for this vinyl, which features Cloud, Sephiroth, and Zack standing in the dying flames amongst a rocky field. The sun hangs low and peaks through the green, red, and blue clouds behind the three SOLDIERs.

The vinyl disk itself features illustrations of Aerith in a sunlit meadow on one side and Tifa under the starry sky on the other side. Images of the vinyl can be viewed below:

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At the September 2023 PlayStation Showcase, Square Enix confirmed the release date for FFVII Rebirth and showed off a new gameplay and story trailer. The trailer highlighted iconic locations like Junon and the Gold Saucer, and revealed familiar and new mini-games for players to experience in the Gold Saucer. Square Enix also announced a Collector's Edition for FFVII Rebirth, featuring a 19-inch Sephiroth Static Arts figure where the iconic villain stands upon a concrete pillar as flames rise from beneath him.

Square Enix showed off new footage of FFVII Rebirth at Tokyo Game Show 2023 which gave players their first look at the Grasslands area, the Chocobo Farm, and Kalm.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases exclusively on the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. The exclusivity phase ends after May 29, 2024. The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth vinyl soundtrack will release in May 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 11:00 AM

Spy x Family Season 2 New Trailer

The latest trailer for Spy x Family Season 2 has been uploaded to the official TOHO animation YouTube channel. In the trailer, we can see Loid Forger ask Yor Forger out on a date while their adopted daughter Anya follows behind them. It also features some of the theme songs for the new season.

The trailer also briefly previewed the opening and ending theme songs for the upcoming second season. The opening theme will be "Kurakura" by Ado. Her debut single "Usseewa" currently has 293 million views on YouTube. The ending theme is "Todome no Ichigeki," by Vaundy featuring Cory Wong.

You can watch the new trailer for Spy x Family Season 2 below:


There's more than just a new season of the show on the way. The series is also on its way to the big screen, with a movie adaptation titled Spy x Family Code: White. It will be released on December 22, 2023 in Japan. In addition, an announcement trailer for an upcoming Spy x Family video game on the Nintendo Switch titled Spy x Anya: Operation Memories was shown during the recent September 2023 Nintendo Direct.

Season 2 of the Spy x Family anime will begin airing on October 7, 2023. It is available to stream on Crunchyroll. The manga volumes are released by Viz Media.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 10:30 AM

KFC x FFXIV Collab

An official collaboration between KFC Japan and Final Fantasy XIV will begin on October 4, 2023. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the game, a Collaboration Set will be available at KFC locations in Japan. The set will include both real KFC products, one of a few options of KFC x FFXIV collaboration stickers, and an in-game item code for the new "eat fried chicken" emote. The Collaboration Set will cost 1,240 yen ($8.36). Check out the official web page for the campaign.

In terms of food, the FFXIV Collaboration Set comes with one Japanese-style chicken cutlet burger, one original chicken, a small french fry, and a medium drink. Of the variants of collaboration stickers you can receive, two of them feature a Chocobo and Moogle dressed in KFC uniform. As for the FFXIV KFC emote, here's another look at how it appears in-game.

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The FFXIV Collaboration Set comes in limited quantities, and once it's gone, it will not be sold again. Considering how quickly the FFXIV potato chips sold out, this could also sell out.

This partnership was hinted at earlier this month on the KFC Japan official social media account. Also, a statue of a Black Mage Colonel Sanders was on display at the FFXIV Tokyo Game Show 2023 booth.

The KFC x Final Fantasy XIV collaboration will begin on October 4, 2023. Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 10:00 AM

Furina and Charlotte Are New Genshin Impact Characters Teased for 4.2

HoYoVerse teased the two "new" Genshin Impact characters Charlotte and Hydro Archon Furina ahead of 4.2. It seems they'll be the new additions to the roster when the next update appears. This meant new official art for both characters, as well as some details about their element. The announcement didn't mention their rarities, though we already know Furina will be a five-star unit.

First, we've known about Charlotte in Genshin Impact since 3.7. She wasn't a playable character, but she played a big part in the event added in that update.  The Steambird newspaper editor-in-chief is known as the Lens of Verity. Her Constellation is Hualina Veritas, and she has a Cryo vision. 

As for Furina, she's a new Genshin Impact character who first showed up in the 4.0 update's Archon Quests. She's the Hydro Archon. As such, her gnosis and powers are Hydro. Her title is Endless Solo of Solitude, and she's also referred to as the Regina of All Waters, Kindreds, Peoples and Laws. Her Constellation is Animula Choragi.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 4.1 update is about to arrive on September 27, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 9:30 AM

Persona 3 Reload Elizabeth figure

Kotobukiya and Atlus showed the prototype for a new figure of Elizabeth from Persona 3 Reload. The design was first shown during the TGS 2023 Atlus Media Briefing, held on September 20, 2023. The figure will be displayed alongside a figure of the P3R main protagonist at the AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan store until October 24, 2023.

The figure depicts the Velvet Room assistant Elizabeth holding a Persona Compendium volume in a dynamic pose, with the character pointing forward and standing on one leg. Several Major Arcana cards are coming out of the book on a spiral pattern around her, with the reverse of the cards fully detailed.

At the time of writing, the figure shown is an unpainted prototype. Since the figure is waiting for licensor approval, its appearance may vary when the final version is finally revealed.

You can check out the new Persona 3 Reload prototype figure of Elizabeth in more detail here:

In other recent Persona news, Icrea announced a new figure of Aigis from Persona 3 and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The figure depicts the character using her signature Orgia Mode attack, and it will be available for pre-order on December 22, 2023.

Persona 3 Reload will come out on February 2, 2024 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and Windows PC via Steam.

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Siliconera Monday, September 25, 2023 9:00 AM

Image via PlatinumGames

PlatinumGames and Hideki Kamiya announced that the developer will be parting ways with the studio on October 12, 2023. Both the company and the developer shared messages on their social media platforms. Kamiya has served as vice-president for the company since 2017. Some of Kamiya's most notable titles during his time with PlatinumGames include the Bayonetta series, The Wonderful 101, Astral Chain, and most recently 2022's Sol Cresta.

Here is PlatinumGames' message on the departure of Hideki Kamiya from the company:

However, the departure of Kamiya from PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023 doesn't mark the end of his career. The company wished him the best on his new trajectory, and Kamiya himself reassured fans that he will "continue to create in (his) Hideki Kamiya way".

Here are Kamiya's own words about the recent news:

Hideki Kamiya, alongside Shinji Mikami and Atsuhi Inaba, founded Seeds Inc. in 2006 after the closure of Capcom's Clover Studios. The company would later merge with Tatsuya Minami's Odd Inc. in October 2007 to create what we know as PlatinumGames today.

In early 2020, PlatinumGames announced that the company would take a new trajectory, with a new studio focused on developing games as a service. One of such titles was Babylon's Fall which released March 3, 2022 and shut down on February 27, 2023, short of a year after its release.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 1:00 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 12:39 PM
     How to farm XP fast in Payday 3One of Payday 3's biggest allures is mountains of cash, as you can spend your spoils on new weapons and cosmetics. The issue is most of the shop inventory is level-gated, and without a steady flow of XP, your money is almost worthless. But fear not, heisters; there are ways to earn tons of XP quickly. These methods aren't going to fill your coffers in a hurry, but once you've mastered the route, you'll be laughing all the way to the bank, so to speak. This is how to farm XP fast in Payday 3. Related: How to get C-Stacks in Payday 3 How to farm XP fast in Payday 3 Let me preface this guide by explaining how it works. I'll explain a route through a heist that will take a few tries to learn. Once you've mastered it, you can complete everything in under 5 minutes. The rewards won't look like much, but you can repeat this so fast that you'll accumulate tons of XP in no time. In my research, I've seen this route described by ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 12:36 PM
     How to Get the Yasha sniper rifle in Cyberpunk 2077Twitch drops are a great way for a game to draw in an audience and get players hyped for either a new release or expansion. Cyberpunk 2077 is making the most of Twitch Drops to promote the Phantom Liberty expansion release. Amongst other things, it is possible to unlock a Yasha sniper rifle in Cyberpunk 2077 just by participating in the event. How to Get the Yasha sniper rifle in Cyberpunk 2077 This Yasha sniper rifle will only be available to people who take part in the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitch event airing on September 25 at 1pm CEST until October 21 at 11:59pm CEST. Participating streamers will be involved in the event as the Phantom Liberty expansion goes live. CD Projekt RED To receive the Yasha sniper rifle, viewers must gift 2 subs to any streamer in the Support a Streamer event. There are hundreds of streamers involved, so you should check the Cyberpunk website here. Once you have gifted 2 subs to a relevant streamer, you will be eligible for the Yasha sniper rifle in...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 25, 2023 12:25 PM
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WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, September 25, 2023 12:17 PM
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