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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:55 AM
     2022's best indie game remains near-flawless at 200,000 Steam reviews

There's no stopping Vampire Survivors. The breakout indie game, which saw its full release in October 2022 following a period in early access, helped to define a wave of auto-attacking roguelite survival games and became one of the most popular games of the year. Since then, developer Poncle has released two pieces of DLC and is now celebrating yet another landmark achievement, as the game breaks a rather spectacular Steam milestone.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 10:35 AM
     Eight new FPS games you need to play for free during Steam Next Fest

Finding any FPS games in this year's Steam Next Fest demos celebration has been a bit of a nightmare. It's one of the few genres that doesn't have a proper category, minus a rather vague first-person tag that applies to any videogame that uses the incredibly common perspective, and not shooters specifically. That's why we here at PCGamesN have put together the best FPS games at Steam Next Fest  and beyond in October 2023, and I played eight different games that you should download while you still have the chance.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 10:18 AM
     Stylish Steam battle royale reveals its next hero and a new weapon

Of all the successful battle royale games on Steam, Naraka Bladepoint is hands-down the most stylish. Fortnite may be the most broad-reaching and Apex Legends has a delightful cast, but Naraka's fast-paced melee combat and platforming combined with its roster of gorgeous, fashionable characters make it one of the coolest games on PC period, and we've now been given a glimpse at what to expect from the imminent Naraka Bladepoint Season 10, including its next hero and a new melee weapon.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:57 AM
     Blizzard removes Diablo 4 Season 2 video filled with major blunders

A rather bizarre Diablo 4 Season 2 video has been removed from Blizzard's social channels after several mistakes were spotted throughout. The developer, which is now part of Microsoft following the close of its deal with Activision Blizzard King, shared a video on Twitter/X detailing the various Season 2 changes coming with the launch of the Diablo IV Season of Blood. However, numerous inaccuracies in the video have since seen it pulled down.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:30 AM
     Redfall can be the next Cyberpunk 2077, if Microsoft wants it to be

I recently wrote a story about how Redfall has three players on Steam. Yes, really - you can't even fill a four-stack during certain times of the day because so few people are playing Arkane's vampiric FPS adventure. Yet, when I looked up the game's global search to get some extra context, Google's Keyword Planner spat out a number that genuinely shocked me. Redfall's global monthly search volume has sat at around an estimated 250,000 since July, which, while nothing compared to the likes of Diablo 4, Starfield, or fellow May release Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, is enough to make you take notice.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:21 AM
     Starfield's Schrodinger III XP farm is perfect, before it gets nerfed

There's one Starfield planet you don't want to miss out on for its XP farm capabilities, and now that it's making the rounds online thanks to a Reddit post there's no telling how long it'll be until Bethesda potentially nerfs the XP opportunities for you. So if you want to get in on the action and get some quick levels so you can unlock as many perks as possible, listen up.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 6:36 AM
     Team Fortress 2's new mode gets a big update from Valve

Team Fortress 2 is celebrating Halloween season, and the beloved class-based FPS game's own 16th anniversary, with the launch of a new official mode based on a popular custom game variant and an old Half-Life 2 mod. Just a few days after its introduction, alongside its work on the newly launched Counter-Strike 2, Valve is already busy with balance changes, releasing the first TF2 Zombie Infection patch notes with big buffs to almost every zombie class and nerfs to the human Engineer and Demoman.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 6:08 AM
     Lords of the Fallen debuts at five times the players of 2014 original

It's been nine years between the original and rebooted Lords of the Fallen, and the soulslike game space has completely changed in that time. Not only has FromSoftware continued to refine its design up to the masterful Elden Ring, but many imitators have tried to carve out a space, and countless other games have had soulslike elements baked into their design too. The change has been so drastic that the initial player numbers for both the 2014 and 2023 versions of Lords of the Fallen have massively differing player peaks, with the newer game seeing five times the players of the original at launch.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:38 AM
     Anime Adventures codes October 2023

October 14, 2023: We added new Anime Adventures codes to our list.

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

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

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:35 AM
     Blade Ball codes October 2023

October 14, 2023: We checked for new Blade Ball codes to add to our list.

What are the new Blade Ball codes? Those who want to stand out while playing this dodgeball game can splash out on new weapons, skills, and even explosive effects. To get them, though, you need coins, and there are ways to instantly get a small amount of coins to roll the dice while getting a chance to open crates and maybe pull a rare sword skin. 

There are other similar games on the Roblox platform, so be sure to get all the latest Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to get yourself ripped or learn the secret of Berry Avenue codes if you'd rather live a calmer virtual life. Here are all the latest Blade Ball codes, how to enter them, and where to find more.

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PCGamesN Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:33 AM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes October 2023

October 14, 2023: We added new Anime Champions Simulator codes to our list.

What are the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes? If you're new to this Roblox experience, you will want some bonus resources to give you a headstart. This includes diamonds, tokens, medals, and boosts to bolster your team and get them fighting more formidable opponents sooner.

So, if you want some up-to-date Anime Champions codes, we have a list of all the free stuff you can get right now. Alternatively, there are plenty of other anime Roblox games worthy of your attention that have their own set of codes, such as Blox Fruits codesFruit Battlegrounds codes, and Blade Ball codes which is currently the hottest game on the platform.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:45 AM

Ahead of Diablo 4's jump from Battlenet onto Steam in just a few days' time, Blizzard has confirmed that its demon-slaying action-RPG will be fully Steam Deck Verified when it lands.

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Twinfinite Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:35 AM
Are you a sociable goof like Jackie? Or a tech hermit like Judy? Find out in in-depth character quiz!

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Siliconera Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:00 AM

The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl Is a Feel Good Romance Manga

A lot of romance manga can, well, feature a lot of drama. There'll be all sorts of  rivals, characters can have misunderstandings, and it can be a lot. Sure, it gets the reader invested in a way. Especially when cliffhangers get involved. But sometimes the "will they or won't they" gets to be a lot. That's why I loved the execution of the first volume of The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl manga, as is a romance that is pleasantly free of things that can get exhausting about other series.

The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl is set in a world where supernatural beings exist. Himuro is descended from one of them. A yuki-onna is in his family, which means he also has some ice abilities influenced by his emotions. For example, if he gets nervous his whole body can become trapped in ice, and being really enthusiastic or happy about something can cause a snow storm inside or out. His coworker is Fuyutsuki, a woman who seems very cool and stoic, even though she's warm inside as well. The two are working together at the same company, and we get to watch short vignettes of their developing relationship.

What's so pleasant about The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl is that right away, it's a romance manga with very little ambiguity. We can tell Fuyutsuki cares about her coworker to some degree, even though they don't know each other terribly well yet. So much so that she notices things he likes or that bother him, and goes out of her way to make him happy or help him. Most chapters end with him blushing furiously, causing snow showers, and thinking about how wonderful she is in turn. 

Likewise, Himuro is similarly considerate of and thinking of Fuyutsuki. We see him offer a gift to alleviate her potential discomfort from his condition. He pays attention to her and attempts to help do things she'd like or that would help bring them closer. 

This means we have a series where the two leads are paying clear attention to each other. While they are nowhere near the "confession" stage in volume 1 of The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl, we can see the feelings develop from the first chapter to number 14. A comfort builds between the two of them, resulting in Fuyutsuki sort of teasing Himuro at one point and Himuro mustering the courage to offer an especially special gift. 

It also seems like the relationship is one in which both may be helping to make each other better. Which again helps this feel like a more mature take on a romance manga. Fuyutsuki helps Himuro feel more comfortable about his condition. She also provides opportunities and motivation for him to go outside his comfort zone, in a way that might help him in general as well. With Fuyutsuki, the bonus story especially shows how she was considered "aloof" and "cool" before, which she worried distanced her, and the story shows the progression of her building a relationship and getting to be herself.

The whole execution of volume 1 of The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl makes me feel like it's a more mature romance manga. There are no rivals. There are no situations in the entire first entry that suggest drama. Characters are considerate of one another. While they aren't talking a lot yet, they're starting to communicate. It feels refreshing and I can't wait to read more.

Volume 1 of The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl manga is available via Square Enix. The anime adaptation is streaming on Crunchyroll as iThe Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague.

The post The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl Is a Feel Good Romance Manga appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:02 AM
     Alan Wake Holding A Source Of LightThe anticipation for Alan Wake 2 is palpable among fans of the original game and newcomers to the series alike. The atmospheric thriller that Alan Wake brought to the gaming world has left players eagerly awaiting its sequel. Yet, amid this excitement, there is a lingering question as to whether fans can play it via Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass has evolved into a behemoth subscription service, providing subscribers with a rich and diverse selection of titles, from indie gems to blockbuster hits. Many of Remedy's past titles like Control and the original Alan Wake have graced its catalogue. So today, let's answer the question on everyone's mind, that is "Will Alan Wake 2 be available on Xbox Game Pass?" Will Alan Wake 2 be on Game Pass? As of now, there is no official confirmation that Alan Wake 2 will be part of the Xbox Game Pass library. The issue is that the availability of a game on Xbox Game Pass can be influenced by various factors, inclu...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:47 AM
     Counter Strike 2 Player Shooting At Another Player In Desert Type TownThe process of making a private server in CS2 is pretty easy only if you know how to do it. This can get complicated and because you have to give up your IP, we recommend only 1v1ing players who you trust. We'll go over everything you need to do, step by step, below. How to play 1v1 in CS2 To play a 1v1 with your friend in CS2, you'll need to first make a private server for you both to play in. To do that: Find the settings in the top left. Go to Game option Scroll to Enable Developer Console (~) and switch it to Yes. Leave your settings Press ~ This is right under the Esc key Type map X Instead of X, put the name of the map you want, so map de_inferno, map de_dust2_vanity, etc. You'll see that you'll have been moved into a server by yourself with nine bots. Next, you have to kick the bots. Press ~ again and type in bot_kick for all the bots to be removed. You'll no...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:22 AM
     Starfield Moon Planet With Space PeopleSchrodinger III is a Starfield planet that is well liked due to its abundance of high level animals that won't really fight back. Many players use this planet to get a bunch of XP really fast, but you can easily miss it in-game. We'll let you know planet stats, where to find it, and how to use its XP trick below. Schrodinger III location in Starfield Screenshot: PC Invasion Screenshot: PC Invasion You can find Schrodinger III in Starfield as the third Planet in the Schrodinger star system. Schrodinger is found just under Kryx in your star map. If you are level one and want to get to Schrodinger, you need to warp to Lunara, then Alpha Marae, and then Schrodinger. That is the shortest path for low level players who just got the ship from Barret. If you are too low to fight pirates that appear, either quickly make it to the planet or quickly warp away and then back until random occurrences don't happen. Related: Best shi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 14, 2023 6:38 AM
     Roblox Making Its Way On Ps5 Featured Image(1)Roblox, like many large online games, does have many errors that could pop up and disrupt people's play time. This is the natural consequence of having hundreds of thousands to millions of players at any one moment, putting stress on the systems and servers. Error code 429 is one such client-side issue that you can try to solve yourself. What is error code 429 in Roblox? Error code 429 in Roblox is an error that happens when the user has either sent too many requests in a short period, or whether the requests have been too heavy to pull off at once. Most players won't receive this issue, but those who do will be stopped dead in their tracks as the site can't handle what they want to do. This isn't serious, and can usually be sorted out quite quickly. Follow all of the following steps, and you'll be back on track in no time. Related: How to enable and use voice chat on Roblox Fixing error code 429 in Roblox Let...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 14, 2023 6:17 AM
     Roblox Many Games With Logo In FrontRoblox is a free online game loved by millions, as people from all ages come together to enjoy the many experiences the game has to offer. It is also available on many platforms, from mobile, to PC, to console, to tablet, and so players from all device preferences can unite with their love for the game. Does this accessibility extend to the Switch, however? Can you play Roblox on the Nintendo Switch? So, there's good news and bad news here. The official answer is no, there is no official way to play Roblox on the Switch. But that hasn't stopped people from doing it anyway. Roblox isn't accessed through just the app, as the game has a browser version, too. Being able to sign into the game allows progress to be tracked and accessed from any account, as long as the same account is connected. This is what you will have to do to play Roblox on the Switch.' Image: Roblox There is an internet browser that comes installed on the...

Gamer Empire Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:58 AM
     There are eight races in FFXIV, each with its own set of pros and cons. Though everyone has their own favorite race, some perks are objective. In other MMOs, there are racial stats that affect in-game play. In FFXIV, there is no significant change in stats based on rates. That said, there are reasons to […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, October 14, 2023 4:43 AM
     Macros in Final Fantasy XIV are user-friendly scripts players use to execute chains of action. There are hundreds of actions in the game, which is why these macros come in handy. Recommended Read: How to Revive Someone in Final Fantasy XIV To make macros in FFXIV, go to the Systems menu, then head to Macros. […]