GamersHeroes Sunday, November 5, 2023 2:01 PM
The team at Live Wire has teamed up with the industry veterans at Treasure to release the shoot-em-up Radiant Silvergun on Steam. Featuring a unique scoring system with a number of quality of life improvements, should players hit the battlefield once more?
PCGamesN Sunday, November 5, 2023 12:32 PM
Alan Wake 2 is a deliberately confusing and metatextual game. This is part of what makes unraveling the experience at your own pace so entertaining, but that level of complexity, especially coming off the back of the first game 13 years ago, wasn't lost on the team at Remedy. So much so that director Sam Lake has thanked Alan Wake wiki contributors, jokingly admitting that he'd have to use them to get going because of how much detail there is.
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PCGamesN Sunday, November 5, 2023 11:46 AM
Next time your mates are around and you want something to play together, boot up Castle Crashers. The iconic 2D arcade adventure is statistically one of the best games, never mind indies, of 2012 and it still holds up today. If it's not in your library, or you just fancy a revisit on PC, you can nab it for just $3 right now, and it's worth every penny.
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PCGamesN Sunday, November 5, 2023 11:07 AM
Diablo 4 patch notes are here for the next update, set to hit the Blizzard RPG on Tuesday November 7. Diablo 4 patch 1.2.2 marks the arrival of the new Malignant Rings announced during Blizzard's big stage reveal at Blizzcon 2023, where we also got news of the first Diablo IV expansion, Vessel of Hatred. Now we know exactly what those new rings, which bring back some of the first season's strongest powers, look like, and it's particularly great news for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorcerers.
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PCGamesN Sunday, November 5, 2023 11:08 AM
The Diablo 4 Abattoir of Zir wants to see your best builds, pushing them to their limits with even more powerful rewards for those players capable of overcoming the challenges within. Revealed at Blizzcon 2023 alongside the first Diablo IV expansion Vessel of Hatred, we get an extensive look at what to expect from this new D4 endgame challenge coming in early December courtesy of a special campfire chat with the dev team.
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Siliconera Sunday, November 5, 2023 3:00 PM
From the Pokemon Trading Card Game to Yu-Gi-Oh!, there have been many tabletop games from Japan that have become massively popular worldwide. Here are the anime trading card game titles that we like the most.
It's the unconventional answer, but Fire Emblem Cipher. Sadly, this TCG never appeared outside of Japan, though some people added decks to Tabletop Simulator. It basically takes characters from multiple games, adds an ability to improve their strength and ability (without seals), and tasks you with eliminating your opponent's forces. It's a lot of fun, and I'm sad it's so obscure. -- Jenni
This might be the most cliche answer ever, but my favorite TCG is the Pokemon Trading Card Game. As a child of the 90s, it can't be stated enough what a cultural impact the series had on the West. I will never forget the rush of excitement I felt after tearing open a booster pack and pulling a holographic rare of my favorite Pokemon. And despite being a little kid, I did actually play the game (I even ruined several expensive Pokemon cards due to using them in local tournaments)!
However, I specifically was obsessed with the Pokemon Trading Card Game on the Game Boy Color. The tabletop franchise's jump to the video game format was brilliant and incredibly addicting. The 2000 title struck a great balance of teaching you the game while also being a challenging RPG. I loved the tabletop game so much that I even imported the Pokemon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR! on eBay due to it never being released outside of Japan. One of my most prized possessions today is the promo Lugia Pokemon card that was packaged with the Game Boy title. -- Brent
Yu-Gi-Oh! will always have a special place in my heart since I was a kid, and I adored collecting the cards. In fact, I am playing through World Championship 2009 from the DS for the first time right now and loving it. Other than that, I might be in the minority, but I adored the Shadowverse Champion's Battle card game on Switch with RPG-like systems, quests, and an explorable world. Though Shadowverse first started as a mobile card game, the Switch title is more themed around the enjoyable anime. -- Cody
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Siliconera Sunday, November 5, 2023 12:00 PM
Viz's Junji Ito manga release Mimi's Tales of Terror is a fascinating one. Rather than being entirely original, he's adapted stories from Shin Mimibukuro by Hirokatsu Kihara and Ichiro Nakayama. Each one is an allegedly true story, with Ito's retelling using a young woman named Mimi as a common thread in the same way as Cat-Eyed Boy does. The result is an accessible anthology.
How Mimi's Tales of Terror works is these "true" stories are reinterpreted and retold, only with Mimi and her boyfriend as adjacent fixtures in them. Because these are based on urban legends, the length varies from story to story. In the same way, so too does the degree of horror tied to each one. The majority aren't as unsettling and haunting as a regular Junji Ito tale. Rather, these are reports of unnerving situations someone else's friend of a cousin may have went through. This also means the depth of the story varies, and you can tell ones where the mangaka perhaps had a bit more liberty to editorialize, like "Scarlet Circle." I'd say that's almost a boon though, as the extra experiences and involvement of Mimi herself really help with making the tales more interesting.
Also, as you'd expect from Junji Ito stories, the artwork is impeccable. The designs for otherworldly beings is fantastic. The juxtaposition against the quite cute Mimi and her ordinary friends is great too. There's a lot of care put into telling these stories, and the afterword comic helps provide more insight into that and makes those efforts clear.
I will note that because this manga involves a Junji Ito adaptation of others' stories, it can feel a bit different than his other works. Some do have some of the same overall ambiance. I felt like "Seashore" and "Scarlet Circle" did a good job of that. Even "Grave Placement," to an extent, overall feels like one of "his." But perhaps it's just me, but stories like "On the Utility Pole," "The Woman Next Door," and "Sign in the Field" had his signature art and look, but none of the same atmosphere and punch due to the nature of the collection.
Speaking of his signature work, I did very much appreciate that not only his original work "Monster Prop" is here, but that it gets special treatment in the Viz volume of Mimi's Tales of Terror. It gets two color-pages as an introduction and is divided in a way that helps set it apart from the rest of the collection. Also, due to it dealing with more ordinary people in the "real" world dealing with an unexpected and unsettling phenomenon, it really blends in well with the other stories here.
Mimi's Tales of Terror is an unexpected Junji Ito manga that shows the mangaka's versatility. We see how he's able to interpret someone else's already written story, adjust it to allow for a new protagonist to tie experiences and themes together, illustrate it vividly, and make a more cohesive experience for everyone to enjoy. While some of the storytelling might feel a bit different than his completely original works, it's all quite entertaining and otherworldly.
Mimi's Tales of Terror is available now via Viz Media.
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Siliconera Sunday, November 5, 2023 11:30 AM
HoYoVerse announced that sign-ups for the Zenless Zone Zero Equalizing Test second closed beta are now open. The deadline for the sign-up will be announced at a later date.
At the time of writing, there is no confirmation on the exact dates for the upcoming Zenless Zone Zero Equalizing Test. The test will support PC, as well as Android and iOS platforms.
The way to apply for the new closed beta test is to head to the game's official website and register for it with a HoYoVerse account. Players can also acquire more "draws" (higher chances to access the beta test) by completing tasks indicated in the website's Lucky Draw event. Zenless Zone Zero prizes and merchandise can also be earned by participating in this event.
In addition, HoYoVerse shared a new Zenless Zone Zero teaser trailer for the upcoming closed beta test. You can take a look at the three-minute trailer here:
The official website for the Equalizing Test includes details about the minimum and recommended specs, as well as memory space requirements. The second closed beta will require at least 40GB on PC, 17GB on iOS devices, and 15GB on Android devices.
Zenless Zone Zero is currently in development for PCs, mobile devices, and unspecified consoles.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 5, 2023 1:45 PM
Star Ocean The Second Story R has a lot of different specialties and IC abilities that you can use to bolster your time in the game. One of these is replication, which you need an item to use. Here's our guide on where to find a Magic Camera or RIRICA for replication in Star Ocean The Second Story R. How to find a Magic Camera or RIRICA for replication in Star Ocean The Second Story R To be able to use replication in Star Ocean The Second Story R, you're going to need one of these two items. The first one we'll talk about is RIRICA, as you can technically get it before the Magic Camera. The RIRICA is something you can get via IC abilities, the Machinist IC ability, to be precise. If you use the option to create a Support Item, you can find the RIRICA at the bottom, with a suitable level of eight. This means you'll need to grind the Machinist skills early to get this before the Magic Camera, but it can probably be done. I'm personally at Linga in the story o...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 5, 2023 12:22 PM
Pickpocketing is one of the many specialties that you can do in Star Ocean The Second Story R, but you need a certain talent to be able to do it by the name of Nimble Fingers. Here's our guide on how to get Nimble Fingers talent in Star Ocean The Second Story R. Related: PSA: You can pickpocket every NPC in Star Ocean The Second Story R How to learn Nimble Fingers in Star Ocean The Second Story R There are a couple of ways you can get Nimble Fingers in Star Ocean The Second Story R. The first way you can get it is to actually start the game with it. There's a chance that your protagonist can start the game with it, so if you don't want to do the other methods and you're really early on in-game, you can actually just restart your game to learn the Nimble Fingers talent. Screenshot: PC Invasion Outside of starting Star Ocean The Second Story R with Nimble Fingers, you can also learn it by using the specialties associated with it. This mea...
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 5, 2023 3:23 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 5, 2023 2:43 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 5, 2023 1:57 PM
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