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Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 4:30 PM

During today's Xbox Partner Preview, a showcase for Microsoft's upcoming third-party games, we got a new look at Sega's next Yakuza adventure. No, not Gaiden, the other one: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Instead of showing off dual protagonists Ichiban Kasuga and Kiryu Kazuma kicking all kinds of street punk ass…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 3:45 PM

When the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake was revealed back in May, all we got were some shots of a swamp and Naked Snake coming out of the water. A new trailer that debuted today during the latest Xbox mini-showcase finally gives us a look at the game in action, if only briefly. And you know what? It looks really good.


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 3:30 PM

Payday 3 devs have extended their apology tour that began back in September, when Starbreeze Studios CEO had to apologize for the state in which the co-op heist game launched. The always-online bank robbery simulator suffered from major server and matchmaking issues that were fixed a little over a week after launch,…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:45 PM

Lords of the Fallen is very different from its 2014 counterpart, specifically because the Soulslike RPG layers two different game worlds on top of each other. When you die, your soul departs the living world of Axiom and plunges into the dead world of Umbral, and it's here where I've encountered the most terrifyingly…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 sees the return of Mary Jane Watson's dreaded stealth missions from the first game. However, this time out developer Insomniac Games upgraded MJ's combat abilities to the point where she might as well be in a different video game with how good she is at taking down bad guys now.


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:15 PM

Mortal Kombat 1, NetherRealm's newest entry in its three-decades-old fighting game series, continues its predecessors' tradition of pulling gut-yanking, brain-pounding final moves, or Fatalities, to the delight of its gore connoisseur fans. But some of those fans are frustrated. MK1's recent patch introduces seasonal…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Which is better? PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X? Most people don't care, but for a certain type of online poster it is everything. Gaming consoles aren't cheap. Buying into one platform or another is an investment. And as the companies behind those platforms work to turn those consumer choices into branded lifestyles…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:45 PM

Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact's version 4.2 livestream is expected to premiere on October 27 at 8 AM EST. The livestream will cover information regarding the game's next Banner, as well as reward viewers with some unique codes to redeem.


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:30 PM

Bathhouse is a super-trendy spa located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a new location set to open sometime in the near future in Manhattan's Flatiron district. If its sans serif font and ultra-minimalist website don't already scream New York City Elite, then the way it heats its pools absolutely shouts it from the…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:45 AM

A lead Skyrim designer has explained why Bethesda exec Todd Howard peeled back the curtain on The Elder Scrolls 6 in 2018, despite the studio's years-long focus on shipping Starfield: Angry gamers with their pitchforks and torches.


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:00 AM

The other day, the official Twitter account for Alan Wake 2 tweeted, "You must write to escape…" and I felt my blood run cold. As a writer who knows the agony of writer's block—the fear of looking inside myself and having to face all the doubts and insecurities lurking in my dark places as I struggle to put words on…


Kotaku Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:15 AM

Sony's forthcoming smaller PlayStation 5 will make the disc drive swappable, allowing owners to remove or connect it as they wish. However, a new leak of the upcoming slim redesign points to an internet connection being required for the Blu-Ray player's initial setup, igniting fears it will one day become an obsolete…


PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 4:00 PM
     The rarest FFXIV items could come back, you just have to ask nicely

What would you like to see in FFXIV Dawntrail? There's certainly no shortage of things to do in Final Fantasy 14 at this point, but that doesn't mean players don't have a thousand ideas about what else they'd like to see next - or items they want to come back. Speaking at a press event attended by PCGamesN during FFXIV Fanfest London 2023, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida says the team will consider anything if players ask loudly enough.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:04 PM
     The best Ark servers 2023

What are the best Ark servers to join in 2023? We've scoured the internet looking for the top Ark: Survival Ascended servers and server clusters to cater to all experiences, whether you're looking for some intense competitive PvP, a relaxed PvE sandbox, a place to play Omega or Primal Fear, or even a boosted server like FiberCraft, where you can tame and breed all of Ark's wonderful dinos with minimal investment.

Ark: Survival Evolved is one of the best dinosaur games and survival games on PC; its increasingly weird meta-narrative provides an excuse to throw dinosaurs together with other prehistoric and even mythological creatures in several gorgeous sandboxes with robust crafting and survival systems. Whether you want to build a sprawling menagerie for its own sake or lead a dino army against other players, a range of experiences are on offer, and you'll find a range of servers optimized for each of these. Read on for our list of some of the best and most populated unofficial servers, and a breakdown of exactly what they offer to the discerning Ark player.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:30 PM
     Civilization 6 and Cities Skylines 2 have a new strategy game rival

Civilization 6 and Cities Skylines 2 are, respectively, the biggest strategy and city building sims out there. But there's a stunning new rival on the way. Already one of the most-wishlisted games on Steam, and now with a confirmed early access date for Steam, GOG, and Game Pass, this is Civ 6 with a deeper historical focus, or CS2 but in the 14th century. From the minds behind Xenonauts 2, Workers and Resources, and Terra Invicta, welcome to Manor Lords, a city builder with a twist.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:59 PM
     Fortnite adds iconic Halloween killer as part of Fortnitemares event

Turn out the lights and barricade the doors at Mega City, because Fortnite just added a Michael Myers outfit as well as some Halloween-themed items to the Item Store. The bundle is called 'The Shape,' and it's available to download now.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:51 PM
     Sociable Soccer is back to challenge FC24, and it looks like Fortnite

The first ever Sociable Soccer 24 gameplay trailer is here, as the EA Sports FC rival is reviving the iconic '90s sports game Sensible Soccer with a Fortnite-esque look. With FIFPRO licenses and a roster of over 13,000 soccer players, the game's out really soon, too.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:00 PM
     New Victoria 3 DLC is coming, and some players get it free

Between Cities Skylines 2, Civilization 6, Crusader Kings 3, and Europa Universalis 4, it's a good time for strategy fans right now. From small-scale micromanagement to global domination, we're almost spoiled for choice, with even more - like Paradox's new and very exciting-looking Millennia - on the way. Right now, though, it's Victoria 3's turn. The empire-building, historically-driven strategy sim is about to get a sizable new DLC focusing on South America, and for some players, it'll be available for free.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Victoria 3 review, Victoria 3 beginner's guide, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:55 AM
     Cities Skylines 2 Steam Deck compatability and best settings

Is Cities Skylines 2 Steam Deck compatible? Constructing a great city-building experience on the Steam Deck shouldn't be a difficult process, but the city-building sequel by Paradox Interactive hasn't yet been checked for compatibility. However, Valve has deemed its predecessor as playable, which bodes well for the performance of Cities Skylines 2 on the PC gaming handheld.

The Cities Skylines 2 system requirements require 50GB of install space before you start living out your city-building dreams, and while that's not as demanding as it could be, it's still a big step up from the previous game. Picking up one of the best microSD cards for Steam Deck will ensure you have enough of storage space to start shaping out your ideal thriving metropolis, especially if you own the 64GB model of the Valve handheld.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:04 AM
     How to manage Cities Skylines 2 taxes

How do you manage Cities Skylines 2 taxes? As you build your first city, you may notice that you're hemorrhaging money on expenses you didn't know you needed to pay for. So naturally, you're looking for ways to recoup some savings to pay for goods and services for your residents and workers. However, just like it would be for a real government, raising taxes is not a popular option.

To raise taxes in Cities Skylines 2, you need to explore menus to get the data you need and change multiple sliders. So where do you strike a balance, and are there other ways to get Cities Skylines 2 money? That's pretty much one of the main points of the management game, with the other being to create a buzzing metropolis connected by a network of roads. However, with so many options on the screen at any time, it can be tricky to find at a glance, so we'll show you how and give you some tips on how to manipulate the CS2 taxes to fund your city fairly.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:04 AM
     Persona 3 Reload release date, trailers, and gameplay

When is the Persona 3 Reload release date? While Persona is a spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei games that's over 25 years old, it's the third game that put Atlus's RPG series on the map. Its social life mechanics were the new unique hook, providing a palette-cleanser from its relentless turn-based RPG fights and procedurally generated dungeons. Now, a remake is on the horizon, updating the visuals and style to resemble the more recent Persona 5.

This time around, however, Persona 3 Reload is coming to PC, giving the full and uncompromised experience of the original RPG game for the first time. While we've seen plenty of the remake since its first reveal, here is when the P3 Reload release date is, every trailer and updates to the gameplay, and news about any previously available expansion features.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:58 AM
     10/10 Steam game getting Dave the Diver-style cozy prequel

Zipp's Café is an upcoming "cozy café management sim" in the vein of Dave the Diver's sushi-making side that also happens to be a prequel to one of the best story games and visual novels on Steam. Part of the Chicken Police universe and made by the same team, which has an average of ten out of ten on Steam, this game shows a lot of promise.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:43 AM
     Alienware reveals world's first ever 4K QD-OLED gaming monitor

Alienware has teased two new, high refresh QD-OLED gaming monitors at TwitchCon 2023: the Alienware AW2725DF and Alienware AW3225QF. While details are scant — this was a tease rather than a full product announcement — there are a few (literally) eye-catching points to get excited about.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:39 AM
     Metal Gear Solid Master Collection is a dud on Steam Deck

Metal Gear Solid has finally made its way to the Steam platform, thanks to the release of the brand-new Metal Gear Solid Master Collection 1. The collection brings the first three games and the NES titles to PC, along with some additional content, but Steam Deck owners have little to celebrate, as the performance of the games leaves little to be desired.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:36 AM
     New Meta Quest 3 update wants you to play for longer

The Meta Quest 3 is finally out for all to see, and while the brand-new headset is a worthy addition to the Quest lineup, its battery life is already proving to be an issue. Luckily, the first post-launch software update, update v59, is already on the horizon, rolling out a new battery option which will hopefully extend the playtime of your favorite games.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:33 AM
     Best Steam Deck games 2023

What are the best Steam Deck games? Narrowing down the list of the best Steam Deck games is no easy task, as the device is capable of playing a myriad of genres and titles from across the decades. Yet whether you play your Steam Deck in small bursts, have it hooked up to an external display, or use it as your official travel buddy, there are perfect games for every occasion.

Continue reading Best Steam Deck games 2023
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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:08 AM
     Ex GTA developer's new game is like Halloween mixed with golf

Grand Theft Auto. Red Dead Redemption. Ant Workshop founder Tony Gowland has contributed to some of the best stories in videogame history. Both Rockstar games are a far cry from the vibrant, multiplayer world of Dungeon Golf, though, so PCGamesN caught up with Gowland to ask what inspired Ant Workshop's chaotic new party game.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:35 AM
     The best PC game you've never played is less than $3

Between Silent Hill 3, Max Payne 2, Beyond Good and Evil, and a little game called Call of Duty, 2003 was a busy year. At the time, IO Interactive was riding high on Hitman 2 Silent Assassin, with Hitman Contracts, one of the best and darkest entries in the whole series, set to follow a year later. Nevertheless, the future James Bond game studio found time for a small side project. Set in an alternate history where Soviet Russia beats the US to building the atomic bomb, and thus becomes the world's dominant superpower, it follows a ragtag group of rebels as they launch a guerilla resistance against an invasion of New York City. Smart, fluid, intuitive, and with a terrific soundtrack, somehow IO's superb new squad shooter failed to capture the market. 20 years later, Freedom Fighters remains one of the greatest games of all time - if you've never played it, or want to go around again, it's on sale for less than $3.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:12 AM
     The best Rimworld mods 2023

What are the best Rimworld mods? There are plenty of Rimworld mods out there to add extras and quality-of-life tweaks to your playthroughs, ranging from basic improvements to brand-new mechanics. With such a vibrant modding community at your fingertips, you might be a little lost on where to start – so we've picked out the very best of the bunch just for you. What's more, the vast majority of these Rimworld mods are available from the Steam Workshop, so they can be installed with the simple click of a button.

Rimworld is a colony management game with a very simple premise: you must ensure the survival of a ragtag bunch of colonists, each with their own randomly generated skills, backstories, and idiosyncrasies. Depending on the AI storyteller settings, your experience might fall anywhere between a 'wholesome farming game' and a 'relentless cascade of disaster'. If you're ready to move on from the horrors that have befallen your colonies during the mod-free experience of Rimworld, then our collection of the best Rimworld mods is for you.

Continue reading The best Rimworld mods 2023
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 4:08 PM

Metal Gear Solid 3 arrived on PC for the first time yesterday thanks to the stealth-action series' Master Collection. Unfortunately, it seems to be a fairly underwhelming PC debut for Hideo Kojima's frog-munching masterpiece, with Snake Eater's Steam page full of negative reviews about the barebones port's restriction to 720p resolution, reported startup crashes and lack of Steam Deck support.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 3:36 PM

Ark: Survival Ascended, the remake of dinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved, has resurfaced with its first gameplay trailer, showing off its flashy Unreal Engine 5 graphics, improved physics-based destruction and overhauled user interface. The biggest reveal, though, is that the Ark remake will apparently drop on Steam later today.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:55 PM

We first saw Manor Lords a couple of years ago, when its mix of Crusader Kings-like simulation, Ages of Empires-y city-building and sweeping battles a la Total War made it one to watch. We weren't alone in that anticipation either, as the ambitious medieval strategy game - created by a solo dev, no less - rocketed up the Steam charts to become one of its most wishlisted games.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:05 PM

If it wasn't already clear that Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is going to be plenty zany in that good ol' Yakuza way, RGG Studio has now revealed that Ichiban Kasuga's next adventure will pack in its own Animal Crossing minigame - but done Yakuza-style, naturally.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:46 PM

It's hard to imagine blockblustery first-person shooting today without Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's online progression systems, which - inasmuch as you can assign this much clout to a single game or developer - transformed the genre back in 2007 by reinventing multiplayer as a kind of RPG. Shooters without COD-style gear levelling ladders do exist, not least Counter-Strike 2, but most of the juggernauts depend on such fixtures, especially now that free-to-play service models have become the norm. So it's jarring to hear from Mackey McCandlish, one of Modern Warfare's original developers, that the old Infinity Ward team were split over the act of using XP to unlock guns, with some worrying it would be "unfair".

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:39 PM

Last time, you decided that present decisions deciding past events is better than that puzzle where switches turn on some things while turning off others. I can't say I am surprised by the result, and suspect it was heavily influenced by spite, but I am very grateful to the people who stood up and explained why they like that puzzle where etc. I do try to make a case for both things but won't pretend I understand (or appreciate) every thing in games, so I appreciate your help. This week, I ask you to pick between two ways of being there and then not. What's better: summoning spectral animals or blink teleports?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:19 PM

Returning with the much more SEO and annual-tradition appropriate name, The Annual Ghost Town Pumpkin Festival (formerly known as Mayor Bones Proudly Presents: Ghost Town's 1001st Annual Pumpkin Festival) is here! Every October it pops up to make your Halloween season orange and flickery with a host of digital carved pumpkins on display in a lovely gallery you can take a calming walk around. I hope this comes to be a seasonal tradition on RPS as unshakeable as Skeal at Christmas. And it's pay-what-you-can on Itch!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:26 AM

When two of a game's weapons are nailguns, you should probably expect players to be enthusiastic about construction. Following last year's excellent Brutalist Jam map pack, Quake mappers have reunited to release another free load of levels inspired by Brutalism and concrete. The 30 maps offer good honest fragging in everything from concrete cities to murderous mystical puzzle boxes. Honestly, I'd recommend downloading the pack even if only to see the hub level and marvel at quite how good Quake can look when made for modern PCs.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:13 AM

If you're weary of Baldur's Gate 3's whimsy, or you've finished gnawing the bones of Diablo 4 and are hungry for more of that sweet, sweet grimdark, you might like to check out Beast from Polish developer False Prophet, which goes into Steam early access today. It's a turn-based tactics RPG with a Gothic historical setting, an extremely late-noughties insanity mechanic, a heavy metal soundtrack, plagues, heresy, dynastic feuding, and a protagonist with a dramatic eye scar and possibly non-metaphorical "inner demons". Amongst other things, it looks like you can run people over with a horse-drawn carriage. M-Rated enough for you, edgelords? Here's the trailer.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:00 PM
Cloudy memories.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 6:00 PM

Alan Wake 2 New Trailer and Gameplay

A new trailer for Alan Wake 2 appeared at the Xbox Partner Preview presentation ahead of the game's October 27, 2023 launch. Additionally, five minutes of new gameplay footage debuted.

The new trailer is roughly two minutes long, and it showcases FBI agent Saga Anderson in her investigation into the mystery of the ritualistic murders happening in the town of Bright Falls, Washington, as well as Alan Wake's escape from the Dark Place.

Meanwhile, the new gameplay footage is approximately 5 minutes long. It focuses on Saga, and showcases the new survival horror elements of the sequel, with Saga exploring inside a dark house, and confronting grotesque looking enemies.

Check out the new Alan Wake 2 trailer below. It starts at 22:49, while the new Saga gameplay segment appears after the trailer, at 24:38.


The new gameplay section also showed Saga using a mechanic similar to the emergency items that appear in the Resident Evil remakes. The gameplay footage concludes with Saga solving a puzzle involving one of the iconic Alan Wake songs.

Remedy recently shared a short story recap video of the events of the original Alan Wake, as well as the detailed PC requirements for Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 will come out on October 27, 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

The post Alan Wake 2 New Trailer, Gameplay Appears at Xbox Partner Preview appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 5:30 PM

Nijisanji possible new members

The English language branch of Nijisanji tweeted a cryptic message that could hint at the arrival of new Vtubers. While nothing has been confirmed as yet, many agencies like to tease upcoming debuts with messages such as these.

The image tweeted includes the words "I sharpen my claws, I don my mask, I polish my sword, I seek my desire." The most straightforward interpretation for this would be that there will be foir members of this group, each bearing or having an association with the items described in the teaser, but it is also possible that they are all referencing a single liver. The messages could also be tied to descriptors for character profiles, if this is indeed referencing four new performers.

You can find the teaser itself embedded below:


The previous set of new Nijisanji Vtubers debuted in June 2023 when Vantacrow Bringer, Vezalius Bandage and Yu Q. Wilson joined the English branch of the association.

The agency recently suffered several graduations. Some of them involved members of the Indonesia branch. Another involved the liver Mika Melatika, who had previously announced she would be going on hiatus for a period of time in October 2023.

Also in October 2023, several Nijisanji livers from the Japanese branch collaborated with Street Fighter 6 as part of a merchandise lottery that included badges, bags and acrylic stands.

No date has been confirmed for the debut of any possible new Nijisanji Vtubers.

The post Possible New Nijisanji Vtubers Teased appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 5:00 PM

Cult of the Lamb Halloween Blood Moon Festival Returns with No New Content

The Cult of the Lamb Blood Moon Festival Halloween event is back until November 10, 2023 and identical to 2022's iteration. However, Massive Monster teased that the lack of new content is due to preparations for the next game update.

Here's the confirmation that due to more Cult of the Lamb content being on the way, there's no new stuff available for Halloween. One of the game's programmers, Harrison Gibbins, joked, "Pfft lazy devs" in response. This year's announcement only shows a teaser video of the Skeletal Wendigo Follower form, which is one of three you can access.


While the Blood Moon Festival is live, people can perform the Blood Moon Ritual to get different Follower forms and items. To be specific, the Cursed Crow, Skeletal Wendigo, and Vampiric Demon only appear during the event. You can also get the Blood Moon Candle, Pumpkin, Skull, and Tree to decorate your area by taking part. 

For more context showing the Halloween event in action, here's the 2022 debut trailer:


Cult of the Lamb is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Halloween Blood Moon Festival will run until November 10, 2022.

The post Cult of the Lamb Halloween Blood Moon Festival Returns with No New Content appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 4:30 PM

Akira Manga Author Katsuhiro Otomo Teases New Series

Renowned Akira manga author Katsuhiro Otomo teased he is working on a new manga title on social media. Otomo has been focusing since 2019 on the anime film adaptation of his manga Orbital Era.

The original post includes a picture depicting a drawing of Kiyoko, the leader of The Espers, a group of children with psychic powers and paranormal abilities that appear in the Akira series. One of Kiyoko's many abilities include precognitive powers. The drawing is located in the message board at the Akira Cel Exhibition in Osaka, which ended on October 24, 2023.

Japanese text accompanies the drawing of Kiyoko, and it translates to "I saw in a dream that my manga author friend was drawing a new comic book." Meanwhile, Otomo himself wrote a caption alongside the image that reads "Kiyoko's precognitive dream comes true." There are no details on what type of new manga Katsuhiro Otomo is currently working on.

You can check out Otomo's social media post here:


Aside from his work as the Akira author, Katsuhiro Otomo's last work on a manga is the 2012 one-shot entry in his 1980's series. Kibun Wa Mou Senso. That roughly translates to The Mood is Already of War. In recent years, the artist has been focusing on writing and directing the anime film adaptation of his 2001 manga Orbital Era.

Another manga artist that recently communicated his progress through social media is Hunter x Hunter author Yoshihiro Togashi. At the beginning of October 2023, the artist posted his progress on the manga for the first time since March 2023.

The post Akira Manga Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Teases New Series appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 4:00 PM

Persona 5 Royal Ann Uniform Figure

The Amakuni Persona 5 Royal figure of Ann Takamaki wearing the Shujin Academy School Uniform will arrive between September and October 2024 in Japan. The figure costs 24,200 yen (or approximately $161). [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

The new P5R Ann Takamaki School Uniform figure is now available for pre-order from the Hobby Japan online store. The pre-order period will end on December 20, 2023. The figure displays Ann in a dynamic pose, while holding her signature "Panther" mask that she wears with her Phantom Thief outfit.

You can take a better look at the new P5R Ann Takamaki School Uniform figure in the gallery below.

The P5R figure of Ann was initially revealed during the MegaHobby Expo 2023 held on August of the same year, alongside a similar figure of Makoto Niijima in her school uniform, and a figure of Futaba Sakura wearing her Phantom Thief outfit.

The Persona 5 Royal Ann Takamaki School Uniform ver. figure costs 24,200 yen (~$161), and will appear in Japan sometime between September and October 2024. Pre-orders are available until December 20, 2023 from the Hobby Japan online store. Persona 5 Royal is now available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

The post Persona 5 Royal Ann Takamaki School Uniform Figure Arrives in 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 3:30 PM

Metal Gear Solid Delta First In-Game Footage Look

In-game Metal Gear Solid Delta gameplay appeared at the 2023 Xbox Partner Preview presentation. The footage shows Naked Snake infiltrating through the jungle and various classic areas in the game.

Konami showed roughly a minute and a half of pre-alpha gameplay. The in-game footage focused on Snake walking through swamps and crawling the jungle, as well as showing the fauna of the game.

Some iconic areas were also shown, such as the Dremuchij Forest where the Virtuous Mission commences, the emblematic Dolinovodno rope bridge, the Rassvet abandoned factory, and even the Krasnogorje Mountainside pass leading to the Groznyj Grad fortress, alongside its iconic surveillance helicopter, among others.

You can check out the new Metal Gear Solid Delta footage shown at minute 14:41 here:


Metal Gear Solid Delta is a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The game was revealed back during the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, and it is being developed in Unreal Engine 5. Back in June 2023, Konami announced that the original English and Japanese voice actors from MGS3 will appear in the remake.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is currently in development for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is included in the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1, now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch. A PS4 version will appear at a later date.

The post Metal Gear Solid Delta First In-Game Footage Shown appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 3:00 PM

review: World of Horror Awakens the 80s Retro Vibes

The Old Gods are awakening. As they rise from their long slumber, they bring with them otherworldly horrors that rattle a seaside Japanese town as it slowly descends into madness. People begin to mysteriously disappear, villagers don strange masks and perform occult-like rituals, blood flows from shower heads, and flashes of horrifying faces appear in mirrors. As these strange phenomenons begin to tear apart reality and the sanity of the townspeople, the player must investigate multiple mysteries in World of Horror in order to either save the town or doom it to its horrific fate.

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World of Horror, by Panstasz and published by Ysbyrd Games, has been in early access since February 2020, which was rather apt time for a game about world-altering horrors to come out. As a part of a friend's pandemic birthday celebration, he asked my best friend and I if we wanted to watch him play over Discord and, despite us not knowing much about the game, we both said yes. I was instantly mesmerized by the retro vibes of World of Horror. The 1-bit graphics, hand-drawn artwork, creepy Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft-inspired story, and art direction called out to me in a way very few games do. It felt like the magic of discovering something as interesting as Homestuck, Undertale, and Mariya Takeuchi's "Plastic Love" all at the same time. I swore that I would play this game once it was out of early access, but I didn't realize it would take another three years before it would finally be released fully on PC and consoles. Now that I've had the chance to play through World of Horror, I can easily say that I've loved every moment of it, even with its flaws.

The gameplay of World of Horror is straightforward yet full of nuance as players advance through the story. Players can choose between five characters to play as in order to explore five randomly selected mysteries per playthrough. Each mystery has a set amount of endings, and those different endings influence the overall outcome of your playthrough. In order to undercover each mystery, you have to explore various locations and investigate them. Sometimes while investigating, random instances can happen that lower or raise your character's Stamina and Reason depending on if you pass certain skill checks. Stamina is your character's health points, and Reason is your character's ability to perceive reality and cope with the horrifying events going on around them. Once you lose all Stamina, your playthrough will end, and in most cases if your Reason drops down to zero, the player character will be sent to an asylum for a mental break. Other skill checks may allow you to find clues to solve the mystery, gain experience points, avoid being harmed by a random enemy, or find items that will help you on your quest. These actions may appear as strange woman with no eyes bumping into you, or even something as mundane as finding a piece of paper on the ground. Most actions taken will increase the Doom counter in the game, which alters the state of the world as the player advances the story until the Old Gods awaken and you get an instant game over.

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While much of the game is random and solving some mysteries may not happen in initial playthroughs, as you play you maintain certain bits of information and skills that carry over into future playthroughs similar to some roguelikes out there. The more endings you uncover and the more clues you obtain, the more likely it is for you to solve the various mysteries in the game and obtain better endings or clear the game before getting a game over. There are also combat segments that allow the player to face off grotesquely infested schoolgirls, creepy clown stalkers, and other mutilated creatures. The player gets a certain amount of actions per turn, and depending on the cost of an action for a certain weapon or attack, you can get more or less attacks in a turn. Players can also cast spells to increase their stats, attack enemies with stronger attacks at the cost of their Doom counter going up, and beyond. When the player levels up in World of Horror, they can also earn perks that assist with increasing EXP, stamina, and other stats. Conversely, there are curses that can befall the player and slowly decrease their Reason or cause damage to the player over time among other functions. 

World of Horror doesn't immediately make you aware of how to play it properly. It is clear Panstasz clearly wants the player to experiment and engage with the game's systems and learn the best way to approach playing it with hands-on experience. After all, the game is meant to be played repeatedly throughout multiple playthroughs, and each playthrough can run between thirty minutes or two hour depending on your familiarity with the game or how far you delve into a mystery. Also not all segments of the game will play out with the same sort of style. At one point I was no longer exploring the streets of Shiokawa but instead was attending a strange festival where people seemed to be disappearing. I had to navigate the festival and areas surrounding it to uncover a cult's plans to sacrifice people to the Old Gods. It felt like a beach episode from some sort of anime but instead of a fun beach day with friends, it was a creepy forest and a bunch of occultists staring from the distance at my chosen character, Aiko, as she looked for her friends. 

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As somebody not generally affected by horror, I can't say I found anything in this game overly frightening, but the more gory aspects of the game could definitely creep people out who are sensitive to that kind of imagery. The good thing about the World of Horror is that it doesn't try to scare the player with random jump scares or overly grotesque visuals. There are odd, off-putting visuals that pop in briefly, but they never felt like they were trying to outright make me jump out of my chair. It utilizes more subtle yet bizarre visuals to instill a sense of horror to the player. For any H.P. Lovecraft, Junji Ito, or Koji Suzuki fan, you can really see the inspirations in the long limbed characters climbing out of vents, people with spiral-shaped lacerations on their face, and floating tentacle creatures in the sky. 

While I love the 80s aesthetics of this game, there were times where some information seemed a bit indecipherable on screen at times. There are so many buttons and things to look at. It all starts to blend together and if you aren't really paying attention, you can lose track of your mouse or just feel overwhelmed by everything that is on screen. It is made worse in the 2-bit mode which feels like it adds too much unnecessary visual information for the player to process, although the added colors do add to the ambiance of the game. 

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The chiptune music paired with the visuals of World of Horror is where everything seems to come together perfectly. The haunting loop of synthesized music that harkens back to the more mysterious ambient music found in games from the 80s and 90s enhances the experience. As story events start to become tense, the music will shift and become more unsettling. 

While the horror in World of Horror wasn't frightening to me, I really loved the vibes of this game. Everything from the visuals to the story to the music all come together to create this wonderfully crafted tale that intrigues you and makes you want to keep learning more about this doomed seaside town and the bizarre people who live in it. It is astounding that Panstasz hand drew the art of this game in MS Paint and made this game all on his own because it accomplishes so much through its simplistic design and presentation. World of Horror is absolutely an instant cult classic, making it perfect for people who love adventure games or have an appreciation for grotesque, Eldritch horrors.

World of Horror is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:30 PM

Final Fantasy Piano Collections

Square Enix released the Piano Collections Final Fantasy soundtracks for 13 titles in the series. The arrangement albums are now available to listen online, as well as sold digitally and physically. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

Here is the full lineup of Final Fantasy games whose piano arrangement soundtracks are now available to listen online:

  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

To celebrate the release of the collections online, Square Enix released a 91-minute-long music video including 24 highlight songs selected from each album on the YouTube Square Enix Music Channel.

The video features an animated background displaying a piano sitting in the shore of a night beach alongside the emblematic crystals of the series. At certain points on the video a moogle will appear alongside an airship, accompanied by sound effects.

You can enjoy the highlight video for the FF Piano Collections here:


The Piano Collections Final Fantasy soundtracks for 13 titles in the series are now available to listen on various streaming platforms, including Spotify and YouTube.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:00 PM

Moonstone Island Halloween Update and DLC Debut This Week

Supersoft announced Halloween is coming to Moonstone Island with a free update and paid DLC. Both will debut on October 27, 2023, with the add-on costing $3.99/3.99 EUR/£3.49.

The inclusions are, in many situations, vague. Supersoft confirmed that there will be new Spirits with the DLC. However, they haven't been revealed yet. All we know is that paid add-on will be 10% off between October 27, 2023 and November 2, 2023. However, the one teaser below did show the DLC house and some other additions.


When it comes to the free update items, the team did share what they are and show an image. The Haunted House cosmetic option will be there. There will also be skeleton decorations, a gravestone, and similar items. Those were al shown in a social media teaser image.


In addition to Halloween items, other Moonstone Island update additions came up. People will be able to choose how long each day will be. There will be an option to expand the greenhouse. It will also be easier to manage inventory items, with one option being the ability to sort stacks around.

Moonstone Island is available now for PC, with a Switch version also on the way and Halloween DLC out on October 27, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Final Fantasy XIV All Saints' Wake

The annual Final Fantasy XIV All Saints' Wake Halloween event will return on October 27, 2023 with two new event items. The quest this year's level requirement is 15 and is pick up at the Adventurer's Guild Investigator in Old Gridania.

The new rewards include the All Saint's Charm emote, which sends forward a little golden star that explodes into a misty effect if it collides with a target. Also available is the Wall-Mounted Vampire Bats decoration, which can be placed on the walls of player housing. Some items from previous events will be available from an NPC called the Bespectacled Peddler, also in Old Gridania.

You can get a look at the new emote, it's effect, and the decoration below:

The 2022 version of the Final Fantasy XIV Halloween event allowed players to obtain a doctor's outfit to wear or use as a glamour, as well as the Caged Wisp decoration for placing on tabletops.

This isn't the only recent update for the game. Square Enix held its London Fan Festival for the MMORPG, where branded glowsticks were available for the first time, in Europe. Meanwhile, in Japan a Tokyo-based player was arrested for stalking another person both in and out of game.

The Final Fantasy XIV All Saint's Wake 2023 event will begin on October 25, 2023 and end on November 13, 2023. Final Fantasy XIV is available for PS4, PS5, and PC with an Xbox version on the way.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Fire Emblem Engage Soundtrack

The Fire Emblem Engage original soundtrack will release on March 20, 2024 in Japan, with standard and limited editions available. The collector's edition will include bonus items like an actual Ring of the Hero-King ring.

Until November 22, 2023, the Fire Emblem Engage CDs will be available for pre-order in both limited and standard editions online. While they both release on March 20, 2024, the standard edition will cost 8,250 yen (~$55), while the limited edition is 13,200 yen (~$88).

This Fire Emblem Engage set includes seven CDs containing music from the base game, DLC, jingles, and wake-up event voice lines from the units. The jacket of the CD features a new illustration by Mika Pikazo, the character designer for the game.

While the standard version only comes with the CDs, the limited edition soundtrack will include a replica of the Ring of the Hero-King in which Marth resides in Fire Emblem Engage, as well as a display stand for it. It also includes four original postcards featuring official artwork for the game.

Check out the original soundtrack inclusions in the gallery below:

Fire Emblem Engage is available on the Nintendo Switch. The Fire Emblem Engage original soundtrack will be released on March 20, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:30 PM

Mario Party 3 Ninendo Switch Online

Nintendo have announced that Mario Party 3 is heading to Nintendo Switch Online. The third instalment of the friendship-ruining party game series will be joining the service's N64 library on October 27, 2023.


Nintendo originally confirmed that Mario Party 3 was coming to the service in September 2022, as part of a selection of games set to be joining the N64 library throughout 2022 and 2023. While the first two games joined the service soon after, Mario Party 3 is only now getting its turn. Like all N64 games, it will be part of the Expansion Pack. This optional subscription also allows access to Game Boy Advance and Sega Genesis games.

Mario Party 3 originally released for the N64 in 2000 in Japan and 2001 worldwide. It was the final Mario Party game for the console and is most notable for introducing a Story Mode for solo players. It also introduced Daisy and Waluigi to the roster, who would go on to be playable in every following game. Like other Mario Party games, the objective is to collect more stars than your friends by moving around a tabletop board and playing minigames.

Mario Party 3 will be released for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on October 27, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:00 PM

PS5 slim

The detachable disc drive for the PS5 Slim may require an internet connection to work. This is based on images of the new console box that emerged online, prompting concern from users. [Thanks, IGN!]

The discovery of the PS5 disc drive internet connection issue came from images of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III bundle, posted by fan site Charlie Intel. Followers noticed that in the image of the box, the small print mentions the need for an internet connection when pairing the drive with the console. As the text specifies this is "upon setup," it's likely this is a one-time connection only, rather than the unit requiring a persistent connection to work.

While the news is unlikely to be a problem for anyone who plans to connect their console to the internet anyway, it has attracted criticism related to preservation. For example, Digital Foundry's John Linneman pointed out that the servers for this may not always be available in the future.

However, this appears to not be a new thing. According to a 2020 article from Wired, the base PS5 already has this requirement, as does the Xbox series of consoles. However, this is less obvious with the drives being connected to the units in the first place. The move appears to be an attempt to block piracy and jailbreaking, using custom circuit boards that communicate with the console's motherboard to ensure they each contain compatible firmware. A section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act also makes it illegal to circumvent systems such as these, effectively outlawing third-party repairs. This means it's unlikely that Sony will be removing the connection requirement for the PS5 Slim disc drive any time soon.

The PS5 Slim will be released in November 2023 in the US. It will appear in other countries worldwide in the following months.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Star Ocean The Second Story Rena Openings Compared

With Star Ocean The Second Story R, the opening segments for Rena and Claude may look different. To help compare, Square Enix shared a trailer focusing on Rena's introduction.

Rather than a split-screen effect showing how the original PlayStation game introduction looks compared to the new one, this video involves clips shown one after another. The Star Ocean The Second Story R Rena introduction trailer begins with the 1998 peek at the continent on Expel from above, before showing the 2023 more detailed look at the map. From there, we see the mysterious object descending to the Sacred Forest just outside of Rena's hometown of Arlia. In the 2023 version, it's a more vague glowing orb compared to the original. It then shows the focus on Rena and her mother Westa's home in the 1998 version. In the 2023 version of the game, there will be a more panning view of Arlia itself instead. 


It's important to note that while this is a video comparing the first few moments of the Star Ocean The Second Story R Rena route, we never actually see her in the footage. Instead, it focuses on setting the stage before a player gets to pick up her adventure and control her as she heads into the Sacred Forest. The demo, which is immediately available worldwide, lets someone see the new introduction firsthand.

Star Ocean: The Second Story R will come to the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC on November 2, 2023. The game can also immediately be found on the PlayStation and PSP worldwide and the PS3, PS4, and Vita in Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:00 AM

Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Samurai Jacket Arrives in December

Square Enix and Insert Coin announced a Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Samurai jacket is on the way. Pre-orders are open for $85.99 through the official site ahead of its December 2023 debut.

This is a sukajan (souvenir jacket) style jacket. It is a unisex design, so anyone could wear it. For example, the official Insert Coin storefront shows both a man and woman wearing the large size. The jacket is available in sizes XS through 3XL. It is red, like the Samurai job's clothing, and features the Final Fantasy XIV job's icon stitched on the front in black. On the back, you can see the embroidered Sen Gauge icons in their matching colors. The jacket also has black sleeves with a red stripe and yellow accents.

Here's a closer look at it:

Previously, the two companies came together for another jacket. Around the Endwalker launch, there was a similar piece based on the Paladin.

This comes ahead of the latest free trial update for the MMORPG. Square Enix confirmed that people who test it out can now go through the Stormblood expansion when they do. This means the trial includes the base game and two expansions, as it previously only included the base game and Heavensward.

The Square Enix and Insert Coin Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Samurai job jacket will arrive in December 2023. FFXIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC, and the free trial now includes the Stormblood expansion. 

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, October 25, 2023 5:36 PM
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     Ark Survival Evolved Surival Of The FittestARK: Survival Ascended is the spiritual successor to Survival Evolved, one of the most beloved multiplayer survival experiences in recent years, as it pits you against the dangerous wilderness and all the dinosaurs within. Mods are going to be helpful for some extra fun, but does the game support mods? ARK: Survival Ascended – How To Download Mods Screenshot: Microsoft Game Studios/Studio Wildcard Briefly showcased during the recent Xbox Partner Preview, ARK: Survival Ascended is going to once again drop players into the fictional world of cyber-tech and dinosaurs — quite the combination. With any open-world sandbox game, they're always going to benefit from mods, and some of the biggest successes of this have been Rust and Minecraft. Now, with Survival Ascended, players will want to know if their beloved mods will be able to port over right away, and if the game even has mod support. Thankfully, Xbox has now confirmed in a blog ...

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A trailer announcing the beta was also released.

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The game recently sold a million unita.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:32 PM

The external disc drive was announced earlier this month and will also be sold separately for $79.99.

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