PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 11:12 AM
Gloomwood, a Steam Early Access immersive sim that nails the feel of games like Thief and Dishonored, has just had a colossal Halloween update while the game is on sale. Gloomwood comes from Dillion Rogers and David Szymanski, with the latter responsible for Dusk and Iron Lung, so if this is the first you're hearing of the stealth game, that should tell you it's in good hands.
Continue reading Dishonored meets Thief as Steam immersive sim gets huge free update
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:32 AM
If you aren't in The Finals playtest yet, hold on tight. Developer Embark Studios says it's busy expanding the capacity for its crossplay open beta test as it rockets up the Valve charts. As the hottest multiplayer FPS on Steam right now soars to ever greater heights following the MW3 beta and a Battlefield revival, developer Embark addresses the huge player count, its desire to improve server capacity, and clearing erroneous The Finals matchmaking suspensions that are being incurred by an "unintentional triggering of the leaver penalty."
Continue reading The Finals matchmaking suspensions reset as servers reach capacityMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Finals settings, The Finals servers, The Finals classes
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 9:21 AM
Alan Wake 2 is out in the wild, as the 13-year wait for the follow-up to the thriller story of a writer who brings his stories to life is finally over. The psychological horror game is being published by Epic Games, and one developer at Remedy says that the team was wholly supported in its vision for the sequel by Epic, which has certainly paid off more than enough already.
Continue reading Alan Wake 2 devs could make the game "we wanted" thanks to EpicMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Alan Wake 2 review, Alan Wake 2 weapons, Alan Wake 2 Words of Power
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 7:47 AM
Nothing feels better in Diablo 4 than hitting those big, screen-clearing numbers. Whatever class you play, whatever build you favor, finding the combination of skills, items, and paragon nodes that pop off just right is a feeling of unmatched satisfaction. There's good news for all us Diablo IV players today, then, as Blizzard gives us the Diablo 4 patch 1.2.1 release date and details, which should make it easier than ever before to hit max DPS in the RPG.
Continue reading Diablo 4 patch notes 1.2.1 – update adds paragon reset and DPS checkMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 7:11 AM
South Park has acted faster than I expected, already adding a Baldur's Gate 3 joke to the newest episode of the long-running cartoon. This has prompted an official response from BG3 developer Larian Studios though (no, I'm not joking), as the clip that's making the rounds gets something wrong about the game.
Continue reading Baldur's Gate 3 South Park joke gets swift correction from LarianMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 builds, BG3 mods, Baldur's Gate 3 classes
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 6:31 AM
The first Ghostrunner 2 update is already here on Steam and Epic, bringing some very welcome improvements to the pulse-pounding first-person platforming action game. If you've been bounding through the streets of Dharma City to its gorgeous synthwave soundtrack, but found your experience unfortunately impeded by enemies not appearing or other inconveniences such as FOV issues or being unable to keybind abilities correctly, then you may be in luck.
Continue reading Ghostrunner 2 update fixes game-breaking enemy spawning bugMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Ghostrunner 2 review, Best cyberpunk games, Best RPG games
PCGamesN Saturday, October 28, 2023 5:50 AM
After the Total War Warhammer 3 community joined forces to voice concern over the increased pricing of the fantasy strategy game's DLC with Shadows of Change, developer Creative Assembly has issued a statement on Steam forum moderation about removing community members who "come here to be disruptive." This includes "doomsaying, calls for boycotts, or spreading misinformation," months after some of the community called for boycotts after the DLC price increase.
Continue reading Total War Warhammer 3 Steam boycotts "contribute nothing," CA saysMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review
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While the first volume of the manga The Summer Hikaru Died dealt with grief, it feels like much of the second is based on the idea of acceptance. From Yoshiki accepting "Hikaru," learning about "Hikaru" accepting his new life, and even the people in the village accepting things are starting to go wrong after what happened to the real Hikaru. Everyone is learning to deal with life as it is now and, in turn, reacting to it, and Mokumokuren does a fantastic job of showing the results of this.
The introduction of this volume picks up right where the first left off. Yoshiki got a better idea of exactly what "Hikaru" is, and Hikaru is coming to terms with letting go like that in front of the person he's most connected to. Both of them are still reeling from the experience and information. However, even with Yoshiki knowing getting involved with whatever Hikaru is could lead to bad things not only for him, but the village, he's willing to do so. The two make up, and we see an opportunity for them to engage in normal activities. Yoshiki helps Hikaru attempt to befriend a cat that didn't even really care for the real Hikaru. The two of them take Yoshiki's sister Kaoru to a festival. We even learn more about the death that set every event in motion.
It's around then that we start to see the acceptance of other people. A number of older gentlemen from the village are talking about the role Hikaru's family played. They discuss how Kouhei, his father, handled a certain ritual. They're coming to accept that Kouhei was right and they should have listened before things got to this point. As a result, they accept that now they need to call in someone else, another authority, to handle things.
However, what I also really loved about volume 2 of The Summer Hikaru Died is that the manga shows the price of that acceptance. We're seeing the price that people have to pay because of that. Tanaka being called in seems like something of a "last resort." That person even suggests how challenging the situation is. We're seeing Yoshiki and "Hikaru" taking new steps in their relationship as they accept each other, which leaves him concerned about the nature of these interactions as he sees the certain result of one such moment carrying over from the first volume. We're even seeing Yoshiki's family affected by this relationship, with Kaoru nearly caught up in it.
This means that the second volume of The Summer Hikaru Died manga ends with a fantastic cliffhanger. We've seen Yoshiki start to deal with the supernatural. We also had a moment in the first volume where "Hikaru" noticed that something was aware of Yoshiki and dealt with the situation. But with this latest circumstance, it's our first experience with a truly hostile force encountering both of them. It really makes me wish we had a release date for volume three.
The Summer Hikaru Died remains this atmospheric manga where the relationship between Yoshiki and Hikaru, both the original and the new entity, is the crux of the whole series. Seeing the development and growth as they help each other adapt to the world as it is now is so critical, and in this second volume we're seeing both start to accept new things about their relationship and life. However, this means throughout the volume Mokumokuren drops hints and clues about the cost of them getting comfortable.
Volume 2 of The Summer Hikaru Died is available now, and the third volume of the manga appeared in Japan in June 2023.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, October 28, 2023 9:29 AM
In Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, you'll need black diamonds as soon as you step into your first camp. But as you keep progressing, you may find that you never come across one. The need for black diamonds only gets stronger as you explore the Western Mines, as the First Age Pickaxe needs one. Here's how to get black diamonds in Return to Moria. Getting Black Diamonds in Return to Moria In Return to Moria, the game only subtly hints toward one of the ways of getting Black Diamonds, but most players will miss this. The description for black diamonds, and some other entries in the game, mentions that the Orcs horde and take black diamonds and store them away. This may create the impression that all Orc Chests have a chance to contain the stuff, and that it may be a drop from Orcs. At least that's what I thought, but upon trying to get some, I found it very difficult. Technically both of the above is true, but not completely. ...