PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:17 PM
The highly anticipated 2023 Minecraft Mob Vote result is in, revealing the next addition to the Minecraft world that will leave players both thrilled and intrigued. The three diverse candidates that made it to this year's Mob Vote were the Crab, the Armadillo, and the Penguin.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:58 PM
October 15, 2023 Sadly, the Crab just lost out to the Minecraft Armadillo, but don't fear, we could see the Crab in Minecraft one day...
What is the Minecraft crab? Announced on October 3, 2023, the Minecraft crab is the first of the three Minecraft Live mob vote designs up for your vote in this year's broadcast. If you've never seen Minecraft Live before, then you should know that the mob vote is one of the most exciting features of the livestream, in which you can help decide the next mob to be added to Minecraft.
Minecraft mobs are just one of the many things that we love about the sandbox game - they keep you alive, provide valuable resources, and just look super cute. There are more mobs, creatures, and pets in Minecraft than you can shake a stick at already, but there's always room for more. Thanks to the annual Minecraft Live broadcast, you can even help choose the next adorable (or scary) addition, and the first choice is the cute crab.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:57 PM
October 15, 2023 The Minecraft Armadillo is our winner! Get ready to meet the armadillo in Minecraft in the next few weeks.
What is the Minecraft armadillo? Mojang introduced us to the Minecraft armadillo on October 4, 2023, as one of the three designs going up for the public vote during Minecraft Live 2023. Following the reveal of our first choice, the crab, we head in land to find out more about this cute armored mob.
Let's face it, Minecraft mobs are one of the best things about the sandbox game - there's nothing better to come home to at the end of a long day's mining than a farm full of sheep, cows, and pigs, and a menagerie of cats, dogs, and rabbits behind your front door. While there are already over 70 mobs in Minecraft, we can never have too many, and this year's Minecraft Live leaves the next addition up to you, with the Minecraft armadillo bringing a new mechanic to a mob you already love.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:07 PM
What is the Minecraft 1.21 Update? Each year, a new massive Minecraft update is announced. Thus, each year, we're given a bunch of thrilling new additions and mechanics or significant changes that keep fans coming back to the sandbox game time and time again. In 2024, we're looking forward to an update to the very foundations of Minecraft with the Vanilla update, which makes changes to crafting and adds something pretty special underground.
I don't know how Mojang keeps coming up with these ideas, but they do, and we couldn't be more excited for the Minecraft 1.21 update, also called the Vanilla Update. Minecraft remains one of the biggest selling games of all time, and it's little wonder given the regular attention the devs make to the base game with free annual updates. The 1.21 Vanilla Update was revealed during the Minecraft Live broadcast on October 15, 2023, and we'll spend the next six months or so experiencing all its new features before the full Minecraft Vanilla update release date. Here's everything you need to know about Minecraft 1.21, including new Minecraft mobs, mechanics, and major changes for redstone engineers.Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:54 PM
In a momentous announcement, Minecraft, the iconic sandbox video game owned by Microsoft's Mojang Studios, has reached a historic milestone of over 300 million copies sold. Announced during the 2023 Minecraft live on YouTube, the achievement is not only testament to the game's enduring popularity but also a reflection of its significant impact on the gaming industry and culture.Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:43 PM
Minecraft is about to embark on a crafting revolution as Mojang unveils the new Crafter during the 2023 Minecraft live event on YouTube. For the very first time, players will have the power of automation at their fingertips with the introduction of the Crafter to the beloved sandbox game. This innovative feature promises to not only redefine crafting but also open the doors to an exciting world of automation within the game—-but how players will react to this new era of Minecraft is still a mystery.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:31 PM
October 15, 2023 The vote is now over, and, sadly, the Penguin won't be coming to Minecraft just yet. We never know what the future might hold for this super swimmer, though.
What is the Minecraft penguin? Revealed on October 5, 2023, the Minecraft penguin could be one of the next mobs added to Minecraft thanks to the Minecraft Live mob vote 2023. If you've never seen Minecraft Live before, then a little introduction - the mob vote is one of the most exciting features of the annual livestream, in which you can vote for one of three new mob designs to be worked on for the game.
Previous Minecraft mobs added to the game based on viewer votes include the terrifying Minecraft Phantom, the illuminating Minecraft glow squid and the adorable Minecraft allay. There is a strange history of blue mobs winning the Minecraft mob vote, so perhaps the penguin is doomed and the blue and pink Minecraft crab is already our winner. That said, a penguin has been a long-requested addition to the game, so if you don't want that to happen, here's what you need to know about what the Minecraft penguin brings to the table and how to vote for it.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:48 PM
October 15, 2023 Voting is over, and the Armadillo is the winner! Get ready to fit your wolves with armor!
How do you vote in the Minecraft Live mob vote 2023? The mob vote is the most highly anticipated part of Minecraft Live every year - well, that and the new update announcement. Each October, three new mobs designs are revealed to the community, and we get to decide which one gets developed fully and added to the game.
Last year, the Minecraft community voted the Minecraft Sniffer the winner, which went up against the Minecraft Rascal and Minecraft Tuff Golem for our votes. The Sniffer was added to the sandbox game earlier this year as part of the Trails and Tales update, bringing colorful new plants with it, which the sniffer sniffs out of the ground, naturally. This year, three new mobs will go head to head for your votes, so before you check how to watch Minecraft Live 2023, here's who you have to choose between, and how to vote in the Minecraft Live mob vote 2023.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:26 PM
A galaxy far, far away is about to collide with the iconic world of Minecraft. During the 2023 Minecraft Live on YouTube, Mojang unveiled the Star Wars Path of the Jedi DLC, set to land in the Minecraft Marketplace in November. This thrilling expansion brings the power of the Force, so many lightsabers, and the mesmerizing Star Wars universe right to your blocky worlds.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 12:22 PM
What is the best MW3 Cor 45 loadout? This pistol appears at first glance to be locked during the Modern Warfare 3 beta, but we've discovered a handy little trick so you can equip and use it to double-tap opponents.
With the Modern Warfare 3 release date around the corner, we've used the MW3 beta to our advantage to uncover the best MW3 loadouts for the current meta. With the Modern Warfare 3 Cor 45, we've been two-shotting enemies much to their surprise - and ours.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 12:20 PM
I adore the user interface of Cyberpunk 2077. Developer CD Projekt Red manages to blend effective communication of player information like health, ammunition, and cyberware opportunities with an immersive and sleek style that's Night City's own. The same goes for most weapons; looking down scopes can tell you distances and ammo counts, and often plays with your perception to involve you in the world around you. The problem is, this can sometimes be way too distracting to take in during a hectic firefight, so one modder has solved the problem.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 12:16 PM
Baldur's Gate 3 companions are so good that it's agonizing to leave them behind. I'm constantly struggling to decide who should be in my party at every turn, with all of them having something to offer. Perhaps the most frustrating thing in the Dungeons and Dragons game is wondering if you're missing some essential piece of dialogue from someone you've left in camp, so this new Baldur's Gate 3 mod is an absolute lifesaver in ensuring you'll never miss key interactions again.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 11:26 AM
Superhot. Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Words that will forever ring around your skull after playing this time-manipulating, ultra-slick Steam shooter. There's no going back from playing Superhot; it'll change your perception of the FPS genre, alter how you think about combat altogether, and probably ensure you never say the word "super" in a normal voice ever again. Superhot and Superhot VR are two of the coolest and most essential games on PC, and they're both going cheap right now in a Steam sale.
PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 10:53 AM
Not only is The Dual-Wielding Dropkick Buckets an excellent name for a Ska punk band, it's also the name I've just coined for a Lords of the Fallen character build that might be the soulslike's answer to Dark Souls 2 ladle runs. I have no other way I can explain this than to tell you there's a wooden bucket weapon in the new Hexworks game, and that you can do dropkicks with it.
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PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 10:06 AM
You've probably played at least a few Jackbox games in your time. The compilation packs of various party games have branched out far beyond the traditional videogame audience to become something even your least tech-savvy relatives want to join in on. The fun returns once again with Jackbox Party Pack 10, which sees another five minigames to keep your friends and family entertained, and it brings back quite possibly the best Jackbox game ever.
PCGamesN Sunday, October 15, 2023 11:02 AM
10/15/2023 Battlefield 2042 has now surpassed 100,000 concurrent players, getting incredibly close to a new all-time record during the free Steam weekend.
EA's Battlefield 2042 was heavily ridiculed at launch in 2021 for server errors, changes to how the squad system worked, and countless bugs. The multiplayer FPS even has the lowest average rating of the whole Battlefield series, but the last couple of years have seen developer DICE turn it around. Now between changes, new content, a free Steam weekend, and a sale, Battlefield 2042 is the most popular it's been since launch.
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, October 15, 2023 4:00 PM
The EGX demo for magic school adventure Leximan was perhaps only ten minutes long, but that's all it really needed to confirm that this wordy spell-caster is a riotous delight of a thing that should absolutely be on your radar. Built out of a game jam prototype from 2020, Leximan casts you (sorry) as a would-be wizard who's struggling to make an impact compared to his more verbally proficient schoolmates. In this particular demo, he's woken by a friend to go and assist the school cook with preparing breakfast, but things go horribly awry when a pesky fire elemental turns up to spoil it all.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:00 PM
I'll admit I've been a bit sceptical of Loco Motive since it was first announced a little while ago. Any point and click adventure game that makes a bid trying to be funny like the good old days has a very real chance of being painfully unfunny in my experience (looking at you, Deponia), and I was worried that Loco Motive would fall into the same try-hard pile as other so-called comedy adventures that have come out recently (see also Turnip Boy - yeah, I went there, fight me). But having played a timed 20-minute demo of it at this year's EGX, I'll hold my hands up and say, yep, I'm the one who's been slapped in the face with a giant custard pie here, as Loco Motive is genuinely really quite good, folks, and I'm pleased to report the good old days are still very much alive and kicking. Well, except poor old Lady Unterwald, who carks it within seconds of the game starting, and whose murder you end up getting framed for.
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Siliconera Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:00 PM
Following the original Fate/Stay Night visual novel's debut in 2004, the series has since grown into an expansive universe spanning countless games and spin-off titles. With the recent release of Fate/Samurai Remnant in 2023, we wanted to discuss what our favorite projects are in the long-running franchise. Here are the Fate/series games we would personally recommend.
Emiya Gohan hands down. I always found some Fate stories, especially Stay Night, can end up muddying up its overarching plot with the more goofy slice-of-life stuff, but this one lets them lean into it fully, and it pays off. What is lost in terms of drama, lore, or what have you, is more than made up for by seeing Cu Chulainn's part-time job or Sasaki Kojiro enjoying an exquisitely made bacon sandwich. I like the musou-style Extella games a lot, too, and pretty much anything featuring Nero, but Emiya Gohan takes (and bakes!) the cake in the end for me. I still chop carrots in the style they use in one episode. -- Elliot
As a Musou/Warriors connoisseur, the Fate/Extella games immediately caught my highest level of interest. I had long dreamed of a game where I control Servants like Artoria or Cu Chulainn to mow up tons of enemies and wrap everything up with their Noble Phantasms. The Extella games delivered exactly that. The Umbral Star also had very touching stories, and I actually shed a tear at Altera route's ending. But the most surprising thing is that these games were made by Marvelous instead of Koei Tecmo. So, I can't wait to finally get around to diving into Fate/Samurai Remnant to see the latter's response. -- Kite
Fate/Samurai Remnant is the latest game to release in the franchise and is now available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC.
Siliconera Sunday, October 15, 2023 12:00 PM
During a special preview event at Bandai Namco Entertainment, I had the chance to try Synduality: Echo of Ada, an upcoming PvPvE mecha looter shooter. The game is being developed as part of the wider Synduality multimedia franchise, that encompasses and anime, manga, and light novel series currently in publication. At the event, director Yohei Kataoka and producer Yosuke Futami gave some information on the upcoming multiplayer mech adventure as well. For example, the game will not only be an online game, as it will count with a single player story mode.
The main gameplay loop of Synduality: Echo of Ada is simple. Online Raid is the main mode at the moment. In it, players sortie into vast maps, look for resources, and fight with enemies and interact with other pilot Drifters. Inside their Cradlecoffin mechs, players will be accompanied by an AI Magus companion that grant them essential intel and skills. Your Magus AI constantly gives advice and input based on your playstyle, preferred weapons, and other data, and they are very chatty. Hopefully, the final release will include English VA for players, as having to look at subtitles can be a major hindrance to players.
The only objective available during my time playing the game consisted of mining a required quantity of AO crystals. While I could extract from the field at any time in the build I played, completing these objectives will be a requirement for progression in the final version of the game.
The multiplayer aspect of the game relies on no preset parties, and no verbal communication between players. Instead, players will have to create uneasy alliances with other players using emotes and other forms of non-verbal communication. While most players will be marked as friendlies, it is possible to choose to betray and attack them for their resources. While the risk of PvE-focused players encountering a lot of PvP players intent on grifting exists, Kataoka and Futami assured that there will be measures to balance the game out, such as your AI Magus partner warning you, and marking the map for hot spots, as well as a reputation system that marks aggressive players intent on PvP as untrustworthy or risky.
During my first sortie, I encountered a player Cradlecoffin that I thought was an NPC enemy, and got into a gunfight that I narrowly won. In my second sortie, I found a player peacefully mining for resources, and noticing an emote wheel in my button layout, I tried to say hi to them. This occurred before the developers confirmed that the focus of the game is on multiplayer PvPvE gameplay.
The gunplay in Synduality: Echo of Ada is really solid so far. There are plenty of weapon types in the game already. Aiming feels nice and all weapons feel very powerful. During my three different sorties, I had the chance to try out several different assault rifles, shotguns, and snipers, and I also grabbed a powerful railgun at one point that felt particularly powerful and fun. The weapon and loot system feels familiar, close to something like Apex Legends or Borderlands.
Controlling your Cradlecoffin mech, however, is extremely weighty and even slow. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, at the time I had just finished playing Armored Core VI, and the difference in maneuverability was stark. Cradlecoffin mechs are weaponry closer to tanks, and while they can jump and boost to gain some speed and traverse the uneven terrain, they are very deliberate machines to control, unlike other mech games with gameplay focused on shifting between ground-based and air-based maneuvers.
As for the PvE aspect, enemies in the game (called Enders) will gather near AO Crystals, and some will roam around the map. Enders come in a few varieties so far, and they can overwhelm players easily if they're alone, or under certain conditions, such as heavy rain (which damages your mecha) as well as near bigger AO crystals. PvE enemies didn't feel particularly outstanding so far, but I can see how mixing Enders and other pilots could be an interesting aspect, and lead to some fun and tense scenarios.
The Story Mode in Synduality: Echo of Ada will be Amasia Research, and will be PvE focused. In it, players will go through maps with specific preset loadouts for each mission. The player will explore the underground city of Amasia, and will uncover the mystery of what happened in the past to Drifter Alba Kuze and his Magus companion Ada. The developers said that Amasia Research and Online Raid are not fully disconnected, and that the story mode will be an extension of the online mode.
While Synduality: Echo of Ada seems to have a solid foundation, and what I played of the game was fun, releasing a new multiplayer shooter in a market flooded with competitors is a risky endeavor. Hopefully, it's indefinite delay can help the game's developers polish what they have, and expand on the basis of what seems like an ambitious and promising project. Ultimately, whether multiplayer games like these live or die hinges on many factors, but I hope Synduality: Echo of Ada offers plenty of varied content on release, and is properly marketed to its potential audience outside of Japan.
Synduality: Echo of Ada is currently in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, October 15, 2023 4:18 PM
Horror games are not hard to find, but the best horror games can be elusive. There are so many games that promise a good scare, yet so few deliver, and sometimes when they do it's not very good. So we've brought together the 15 best horror games to play in 2023 so that you can find your next scare easily. Top horror games ranked 15 – Dredge (2023) Screenshot by PC Invasion Dredge is a horror game that explores psychological horror and deep-seated fears. What makes the game scary is it borrows a lot from HP Lovecraft, who is a master at creating scary worlds and giving the reader a sense of existential dread. The story is thought-provoking, and it takes a unique approach to fear, focusing on the unknown parts of the human psyche. It's worth trying and is an indie game so it won't cost you much. 14 – Sons of the Forest (2023) Screenshot via Endnight Games Another indie game on the list, Sons of the Forest...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, October 15, 2023 4:02 PM
The best Survival games challenge players to survive in harsh and unforgiving environments. These games typically require players to gather resources, build shelter, and craft tools and weapons to stay alive. Below, we've gathered the 15 best survival games, some you can play alone and others you can play with friends. We've also ranked them for your convenience. Top horror games ranked 15 – Sons of the Forest (2023) Screenshot via Endnight Games An indie game starts our list, Sons of the Forest is a sequel to The Forest and takes place in an eerie forest of supernatural activity. As you build structures, you'll meet companions, from a dunce that breaks everything to a four-armed woman. You'll also be hunted by cannibals who really want to wear your skin. You've got to manage resources while you run around the world and find tools to escape. I didn't like it because there wasn't much to say about the story, but a...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:23 PM
Fortnitemares has made its return to Fortnite, transforming the battle royale island into a spooky Halloween-themed playground. Among the new additions are some zombie-themed road signs scattered throughout various locations on the map. Destroying these creepy road signs plays a significant role in helping players complete challenges, which gives you 15,000 XP as you progress through this year's Halloween event quest and snag some in-game cosmetics. If you've looked far and wide but can't seem to complete this quest, we've got you covered in this guide on destroying zombie road signs in Fortnite. Where are the zombie road signs in Fortnite? Screenshot: PC Invasion To complete this challenge, there are 2 things you have to do. Find some zombie road signs in the world, and then destroy them to complete the quest. Fortnite doesn't tell you the exact location of the signs though. They can also change positions from one match to the next. While you could ...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:45 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:25 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:46 PM
Vincent Valentine is a fan favorite character