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Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:00 PM

'80s horror icon Chucky has a massive kill count—though, that doesn't stop naysayers from thinking they could easily take the deadly doll down.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:50 PM

Valve is apparently working on a new Steam feature that will allow users to hide their very not-safe-for-work games from their friends. Or, well, whatever games they may want to hide, for whatever reason.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:40 PM

Activision Blizzard has confirmed the end of the Overwatch League, its massive bet to cash in on the rise of esports with an NFL-style franchise system. It will reportedly pay the 20 teams involved $120 million as everyone quietly parts ways from what was reportedly a financial debacle—despite its cultural impact for…


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:00 PM

Developer Insomniac Games dropped a new update for its action-adventure game, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, which addresses game-breaking bugs, gives MJ some buffs, puts your phone on silent, and improves overall stability.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:30 PM

Starfield's long-promised DLSS update is finally available through a beta test on PC.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:15 PM

On November 7, BioWare released a series of teasers for the next Mass Effect game. When stitched together, the short clips show a character sporting an N7 trench coat walking out of a ship and onto an unknown planet. The video itself doesn't say much, but the accompanying text and art seem to confirm the next game…


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:00 PM

This year has been one of the most jam-packed years for anime releases in recent memory with the return of fan favorites like Jujutsu Kaisen and the release of new shows like Netflix's Pluto. While not every show was a memorable work of compelling fiction, 2023 provided us with a bunch of fantastic shows.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:45 PM

On Wednesday, Rockstar Games officially confirmed that—after many years of waiting—the next Grand Theft Auto game will finally be revealed via a trailer in early December. People online are understandably going wild over the news and it marks the end of a bizarre era of endless speculation and hijinks.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:00 PM

Nintendo announced on November 7 that it has been quietly laboring on the first-ever live-action The Legend of Zelda movie, and fans' minds detonated with the implications. The movie, which game director Shigeru Miyamoto said has been in the works "for many years now," is being made alongside former Marvel Studios CEO…


Kotaku Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:49 PM

PlayStation 5 is ditching its integration with Twitter, the social media platform recently rebranded as "X" after Elon Musk bought it for $44 billion and then promptly crashed it into a brick wall like a dad coming home from a mid-life crisis bender in his brand-new Ferrari. Nintendo Switch will soon be the only…


PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:15 PM
     Untitled Boxing Game codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: We checked for new Untitled Boxing Game codes and moved a few into the expired section.

What are the new Untitled Boxing Game codes? These freebies will light your fists on fire with tons of extra spins. This relatively secretive Roblox brawler is gearing up for a big release, and its dynamic camera and fancy footwork already have it feeling like a beat-'em-up poised for the big leagues. Climb into the ring and fight fair. Just use a few codes beforehand. Nobody needs to know.

Untitled Boxing Game certainly looks like it's very early into development, but the core functionality is all there. And it's a riot. Ready your fists and challenge anyone in the area to a punching match. If they don't take kindly to your uncalled-for throw of hands, you'll soon hear those bells ringing. Stand your ground, stay on your toes, and keep your head in the game. And if you can't quite cut it, we have plenty of Shinobi Life 2 codes for you to use instead, with Blox Fruits codes and King Legacy codes available if you're more of a pirate than a ninja.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:05 PM
     Tower Heroes codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: A few codes listed as expired were actually working. We've moved them up to the correct section.

What are the latest Tower Heroes codes? Bashing monsters to protect your towers is not a new concept for a Roblox experience, but Tower Heroes is picking up steam thanks to some charming heroes who you can upgrade into more powerful forms. Even the freebies are adorable.

The best way to earn new heroes for your roster is to redeem Tower Heroes codes for additional coins. You'll also find that some codes unlock free stickers, skins, and enemies you won't find anywhere else. If you're in the mood for more Roblox freebies, check out our Blox Fruits codes, Fruit Battlegrounds codes, Anime Champions Simulator codes, and Blade Ball codes guides. For now, though, this is what Tower Heroes has to offer.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:54 PM
     Super League Soccer codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: Added one new working code and three expired codes.

What are the new Super League Soccer codes? This new footy game on the Roblox platform lets you take up any role on the field, be it a goalkeeper, a striker, a midfielder, or any other position on the 7v7 lineup your team might be lacking. And it isn't without style, either. If you can master the technique, bicycle kick goals aren't out of the question, with the below codes giving you the coins you'll need to stay ahead of the opposing team.

Need even more Roblox games to add to your rotation? For some of the most popular and long-lasting titles right now, check out these Multiverse Defenders codes, Project Slayers codes, and Blox Fruits codes. If you'd prefer to escape the anime hold, Arm Wrestle Simulator codes, Doors codes, and Brookhaven codes might be more your speed.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:46 PM
     Strongman Simulator codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: We checked for any new Strongman Simulator codes that might have dropped over Halloween.

What are the current Strongman Simulator codes? If you want to pump some iron and need that little extra boost, then you've come to the right place. Here we have all the current rewards that temporarily buff your movement speed, the energy you accrue, and workout gains for exercising at dumbells.

Of course, we also have codes for other macho sports-based Roblox games, including Muscle Legends codes, Punch Wall codes, and Legends of Speed codes. For now, though, if you want to get strong specifically in Strongman Simulator, here are some bonuses you can gain to maximize your workout.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:39 PM
     Southwest Florida codes November 2023

November 8, 2023 We looked around for any potentially working Southwest Florida codes and moved one down into the expired section.

What are the current Southwest Florida codes? In this RPG, you can become whoever you want to be. More often than not, though, the goal is to earn enough cash to buy the best ride that money can buy. Some codes will give you more than enough to afford a brand new car, while others will put you ever closer to buying your dream vehicle.

To afford this lifestyle, you'll need cold, hard cash, and with these Southwest Florida codes, you'll have plenty to spend on nice cars in this Roblox experience. Of course, there are other similar games available, so if you'd rather take to the crime-filled streets, we have all the current Da Hood codes, or if you prefer something a little more chill, then these Berry Avenue codes may help you get the best outfit.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:28 PM
     Roccat Syn Max Air review – high hopes left hanging

The first rule when designing any gaming headset is to make it comfortable. Failure to do so makes any number of amazing audio advancements pointless, because if your headset doesn't fit right or even hurts to wear after a short time, what good is it? The Roccat Syn Max Air suffers from this exact issue and despite having genuinely high-quality audio, the comfort factor throws everything out of balance.

Audio quality and features alone would probably see the Roccat Syn Max Air compete among the best wireless gaming headsets on the market, instead, it falls just short of its potential, especially with such a premium cost attached to it.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:32 PM
     Shinobi Life 2 codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: We checked for any new Shinobi Life 2 codes yet again.

What are the new Shinobi Life 2 codes? Shinobi Life 2, which was formerly known as Shindo Life, is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for rellcoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone for good. We'll also explain how to redeem Roblox Shinobi Life 2 codes (spoiler: it's a whole lot like redeeming Shindo Life codes), when you can expect new codes to arrive, and the platforms where they're most likely to drop. If you need more freebies, we also keep updated lists of new Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:25 PM
     Ro Ghoul codes November 2023

November 8, 2023: We added a belated Halloween code.

What are the Roblox Ro Ghoul codes? Despite still being in beta, Ro Ghoul, inspired by Tokyo Ghoul, is one of the most popular Roblox games at the moment. The developer, Sushi Walrus, celebrates this regularly with some great in-game redemption codes, and we've tested all the latest ones.

In Ro Ghoul, you take on the role of either an investigator or a ghoul as you try and defeat the other group and stay alive. The great thing about Ro Ghoul is that you can change your role each time you load into a new server to try both out. If you're after some bonus in-game currency, we've got all the latest Ro Ghoul codes you need, but if you're here, then you're a Roblox fan, so you should also take a look at the latest Roblox music codes and all the most up-to-date Roblox promo codes.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:07 PM
     Like a Dragon Gaiden is already Yakuza developer's biggest Steam game

Like a Dragon Gaiden features iconic protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and focuses on his story as it unfolds between the dramatic events of Yakuza 6 and Like a Dragon. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and Sega's new game is producing some seriously impressive player numbers on Steam already, after only just coming out. The Man Who Erased His Name is now more popular than its predecessors on Valve's PC gaming platform, overtaking other recently released 2023 entries like Ishin.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:50 PM

Intel's Core i5 12600KF is one of the company's best value gaming CPUs, and today it's down to $155 at Walmart versus its standard price of $220.

This chip offers solid gaming performance in modern AAA games plus PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support (with the correct motherboard) all while costing significantly less than competing CPUs like the later 13600KF ($285) or AMD's Ryzen 5 7600 ($229) which offer only marginally better performance at 1080p and are basically the same speed at 1440p or 4K.

For reference, I saw the 12600K deliver a minimum of 85% of the performance of the later 13600K (and by extension the nearly identical 14600K), while costing 54% of the price with this deal - surely that makes the 12600K the obvious choice?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:23 PM

As regular readers of this column will know, I'm a big fan of OLED TVs and monitors. One of my favourites is Dell's Alienware AW3423DWF, a 34-inch ultrawide that offers a fairly standard 3440x1440 165Hz spec - but its QD-OLED panel makes for a night-and-day difference against your standard VA and IPS panel alternatives, with perfect contrast, near-instant pixel response times, gorgeous colour reproduction and stunning HDR.

It normally retails for around £929, but today it's down to £739 when you use the code GROUPON8 at Dell UK. That's about as cheap as we've ever seen it, and well worth it for anyone that wants a monitor primarily for gaming rather than content creation or mixed purposes.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:03 PM

Deus Ex and Doom have two of the most iconic aesthetics in video games. Chuck the satanic hellspawn shooter and cyberpunk immersive sim together in a pot, season with a banging soundtrack and you'll find Beyond Sunset.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:34 PM

Ubisoft has laid off more than 100 staff, continuing what feels like an unending wave of layoffs across the video games industry. The latest job losses spanning visual effects and IT departments come less than six months after the Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six publisher made dozens of custom service staff redundant.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:49 PM

Almost five years since it launched - and two years after Epic revealed they hoped to gobble up half of all PC gaming revenue - the Epic Games Store is still yet to turn a profit.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:22 PM

When first I played GTA Online back in the Xbox 360 days it felt like an afterthought, a chance to play some random good-for-nothing in GTA 5's sizzling alt-Los Angeles, securely cloistered away from the events of the all-important singleplayer story. Having built yourself a no-name crim, you galloped around cranking out cash and XP by means of glorified sidequests handed down by headliners such as Lamar. Skip forward to 2023, and as Alice0 observed when we discussed Rockstar's GTA 6 announcements this morning, GTA Online is effectively an MMO with ten years of updates, expansions and community projects under its belt. The no-name crim has become the star attraction.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:05 PM

Resurrected TimeSplitters developers Free Radical Design could be the next Embracer-owned studio to be shuttered, according to recent reports. The rumoured closure comes just two years after the veteran British label were resurrected by their original founders to work on a new TimeSplitters game.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:49 PM
How can Rockstar top their best selling game of all time?

Twinfinite Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:23 PM
Let them eat Chunks!

Twinfinite Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:30 PM
Heaven forbid if I miss just one Season.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:00 PM

Tales Arise DLC Prelude third chapter

The third chapter of the Prelude Novel for Beyond the Dawn, the upcoming DLC for Tales of Arise, has been released by Bandai Namco and stars Alphen and Shionne. It involves the two saving a fellow traveler from a Zeugle attack and is titled "Two Who Want to Change."

The chapter is available to read on the Bandai Namco website or on Tales Channel+, where there is an option to include background music. This is the third and final chapter in the Tales of Arise DLC Prelude Novel and focuses on the last of the 6 party members, Shionne and Alphen.

The first chapter was called Two Who Remain the Same. It featured Rinwell and Law and was released on November 3, 2023. Kisara and Dohalim featured in the second chapter, titled Two Open to Change, as well as in a skit released back in October, 2023.

Ahead of the release of Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn, Bandai Namco also released a look at the pre-order costumes. It also paved the way for the add on by requesting that players follow certain streaming restrictions once the expansion is newly released.

Tales of Arise is currently available on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, while Beyond the Dawn is set to release on November 9, 2023.

The post Last Tales of Arise DLC Prequel Novel Stars Alphen and Shionne appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:30 PM

Hiro Mashima game

Fairy Tail manga artist Hiro Mashima is making his own video game. Mashima was the subject of a new episode of Season 3 in a YouTube series that follows the author taking on the challenge of game development. [Thanks, PR Times!]

In previous seasons, Mashima dipped his toes on learning about Unreal Engine 5 and 3D games development. Season 1 saw Mashima learning to create 3D environments and levels using the games engine, while Season 2 had the artist creating original 3D characters using computer graphics software Blender.

Kodansha released the first episode of Season 3 on the Kodansha Creators' Lab YouTube channel. In this new season, Mashima will start to wrap up development of his game. The video is only available with Japanese captions, and you can take a look at it here:

Hiro Mashima talked in the past about trying video game development as a hobby. The artist started development on an Edens Zero game using RPG Maker back in December 2021, titled Rebecca to Kikai no Yōkan. Mashima released the game for free on PC on March 16, 2022.

Hiro Mashima is the author of famous manga series such as Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Edens Zero, and most recently Dead Rock. He has also worked as character designer and illustrator in various games, and will help design the characters of the upcoming Project Magia.

The post Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima Is Making a Game appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:00 PM

Splatoon 3 November 2023 Splatfest

Nintendo revealed the theme for the Splatoon 3 November 2023 Splatfest. North American and European players will decide their favorite greeting. Meanwhile, Japanese players will fight over which name they prefer for imagawa-yaki.

The Splatfest will take place in Splatoon 3 between November 17-19, 2023. In North America and Europe, players will battle it out over their favorite greeting. Do you prefer a handshake, fist bump or hug? As always, these teams are represented by different members of Deep Cut. Shiver is team handshake, Frye is team fist bump and Big Man, appropriately for his shape, is team hug.

In Japan, players will be asked if they prefer to call their bean paste deserts oban-yaki, Kaiten-yaki or imagawa-yaki. This marks the first regional Splatfest since Splatoon 2.

This will be the eleventh Splatfest in Splatoon 3. Most recently, there was a special Halloween event asking players if they'd prefer zombies, skeletons or ghosts as friends. Before this, an event celebrating the first anniversary of the game asked players to pick their favorite member of Deep Cut. Other Splatfests have been about ice cream flavors, elements of the Triforce, cryptids and Pokemon types, among others.

Splatoon 3 is out now for Nintendo Switch. The November 2023 Splatfest will take place on November 17-19, 2023.

The post Splatoon 3 November 2023 Splatfest is About Favorite Greetings appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:30 PM

Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Strikers Season 7

Bandai Namco revealed the next three DLC masters heading to Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker with Season 7 are Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Progression), Gaara (Young Version), and Sasori. The season pass bonus this time around is the secret technique Amaterasu Dual Layer, while the upcoming extra ninjutsu will be the Magnet Style: Gold Dust Great Burial.

The new character Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Progression) will be released on November 10, 2023. To unlock some of his techniques and items, you will need to purchase his DLC pack. These unlocks include the Flash Slice (Ranged) and Vanishing Rasengan: Full Moon (Ranged), while his secret technique is Karma Awakening (Ranged). The pack also includes 2 unlockable costumes and 2 hair styles, as well as the title "Vessel of Momoshiki".

Players can also unlock the Boruto (Karma Progression) DLC by purchasing the season pass, which will also include the DLC for Gaara (Young Version) and Sasori when they release in 2024. You can get a better look at everything included in the season in the trailer below:

Bandai Namco also recently announced an ultimate edition for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, as well as an intention to crack down on cheaters and account-sellers.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, with the Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Progression) DLC set to become available on November 10, 2023 as part of Season 7. Gaara (Young Version) and Sasori are scheduled for a 2024 release.

The post Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Boruto, Gaara and Sasori DLC Coming appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:00 PM

Eiyuden Chronicles Card Game

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will feature a card game, according to Rabbit & Bear Studios. The developers revealed details about the new minigame in the October 2023 Kickstarter update.

In a post from Director Osamu Komuta, he noted the card game will involve players trying to defend three positions on a board using a hand of cards. Each of the three positions has a place to play a card, and the strength of each position will be decided by the sum of the three cards' score values.

Some cards will also feature additional abilities that will affect the scores of each player. The Hildy card adds a +3 bonus to strength when it's played, for example. Other cards will apply bonuses depending on color combinations, while others can take points away from your opponent.

Elements of deck building will also be part of the minigame. Players will be able to buy card packs from in-game stores and customize their decks to improve their tactics. It's not clear if cards will be unlocked through specific in-game quests.

The card game is not the first minigame revealed to be part of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. During a gameplay demonstration at Tokyo Game Show 2023, the developers also showed off a fishing minigame.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is set to release on April 23, 2024. It will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

The post Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Will Feature a Card Game appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:55 PM

Walmart Black Friday 2023 Video Game Online Deals Live

The Walmart Black Friday 2023 Deals site is now live online, with video games and other items on sale. Items will be available physically in stores starting on November 10, 2023 local time. As a reminder, this is separate from the Black Friday sale beginning November 22, 2023 and Cyber Monday one on November 26, 2023.

The first thing that comes up on the main page for the section involves console sales on the Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Here's the full list of the bundles available online, as well as their prices.

  • Nintendo Switch OLED with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - $359
  • PS5 Digital Edition God of War: Ragnarok Bundle with Grey Camouflage Dualsense - $509.99
  • PS5 Disc Edition Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Bundle - $499
  • Xbox Series S 512GB SSD Console with extra wireless controller - $289.99
  • Xbox Series X 1TB SSD Console with extra wireless controller - $499.99
  • Xbox Series X Diablo IV Bundle with extra wireless controller - $499.99

A few peripherals were also marked as discounted. For example, there is a PS5 Starlight Blue DualSense is showing up for $49 and a Pulse Red Xbox wireless controller marked at $49.99.

There are also a number of video games appearing in this Walmart Black Friday 2023 Deals sale event online. Here are a few of the more notable options showing up on the site.

  • Elden Ring (PS5) - $39.97
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4, PS5) - $24.99 on PS4, $44.44 on PS5
  • Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) - $41.39
  • The Last of Us: Part 1 (PS5) - $45.99
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) - $39.99
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) - $51.77
  • Madden NFL 24 - (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X) - $34.99
  • Mario Party Superstars (Switch) - $38.95
  • Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales (PS4, PS5) - $28.99 on PS4, $29.78 on PS5
  • MLB The Show 23 (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One) - $39.88 for all but the PS5, where it is $49.94
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (PS5) - $58.99
  • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Switch) - $41.99
  • Pikmin 4 (Switch) - $49.99
  • Pokemon Legends Arceus (Switch) - $47.50
  • Pokemon Scarlet (Switch) - $49
  • Stray (PS4, PS5) - $24.75 on PS4, $24.79 on PS5
  • Street Fighter 6 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X) - $37.99 on PS4, $44.99 on PS5, $44.10 on Xbox Series X
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch) - $40.99
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch) - $42.99

As a reminder, Target is also running a sale on games this week. Its promotion is a buy 2, get 1 free affair. In addition to video games, that includes puzzles and other forms of media like books.

The first Walmart Black Friday sales event is now online and will kick off in-stores on November 10, 2023. The second part of the sale begins on November 22, 2023.

The post Walmart Black Friday 2023 Video Game Online Deals Live appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:30 PM

Nintendo Switch successor rumors denied

In a recent online press conference, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa denied recent rumors of a Nintendo Switch successor console being shown. [Thanks, Mainichi Shinbun!]

While a Switch successor is planned, President Furukawa didn't give any information during the latest press conference held on November 7, 2023. Furukawa mentioned that recent online rumors about a successor are inaccurate. The rumors of a successor refer to recent reports regarding Nintendo showing a Switch successor console at various closed doors presentations during Gamescom 2023, held between August 23-27, 2023.

The latest Nintendo financial report for the current fiscal year ending in March 2024 showed an increase in the sales of hardware and software, with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reaching 19.5 million units shipped worldwide. The current focus of the company is on continuing to consolidate sales of the Nintendo Switch system throughout the Holiday 2023 season.

Future Nintendo titles planned to appear throughout 2024 include Princess Peach: Showtime! , a Switch remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a new Mario vs. Donkey Kong title, and an HD port of Luigi's Mansion 2. Additionally, Nintendo is topping off the current year 2023 with an upcoming remake of Super Mario RPG, as well as the recently released Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and WarioWare: Move It!

The post Nintendo Denies Rumors of a Switch Successor Being Shown appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:00 PM

Review: Virche Evermore Is the Most Traumatic Switch Otome Game

Dark, heart-wrenching, horrific events can result in people coming together or maybe finding solace in another person. Virche Evermore -Error: Salvation-, the latest Aksys Switch otome, feels like it can rely on trauma bonding to ensure both the characters and the person playing the game connect. However, this does definitely limit its audience and appeal.

Like past Idea Factory Otomate title Code: Realize, Virche Evermore stars a heroine who is a hazard to those around her. The whole island where Ceres lives is cursed. Anyone born there dies at 23, which means people have developed technologies that allow their consciousnesses to transfer to new bodies and existences before the effects of the curse begin to appear. However, anyone who spends time in the presence of Ceres will begin to display the symptoms of that curse early and could even die. Not to mention years ago, the orphanage where she lived experienced a massive fire, with her being the only survivor. When another explosion rocks the current orphanage where she lives and nearly drives Ceres to suicide, she meets "Death." Because of this encounter, she gets an opportunity to finally be normal and loved, provided she find out exactly what's happening at Arpechele. 

Image via Aksys
Image via Aksys

Simply put, Virche Evermore is a game steeped in despair. Ceres' self esteem is low and she's incredibly depressed, which is understandable. People despise her. The whole community is quite flawed, due to the system in place to mitigate the death from the curse at 23. We see firsthand in routes for characters like Scien, Lucas, and Mathis how devastating this is for people who are extending their lives or trying to find away around dying. Everyone is suffering in some way, to some degree, and the world around them is incredibly cruel. Otomate didn't hold back when it came to the sorts of situations people are in, and people should know going in that there's bullying, death, despair, murder, suicide, and countless other gory, graphic, and unsettling situations. People aren't coming out of this unscathed. If I wasn't playing this for work, I not only think I wouldn't have played past getting a good end for Scien or Yves' route, I may not have even played long enough to get the happy ending for either of them.

This is because you are forced to bear witness to all of the unpleasantness. The structure of Virche Evermore is such that you can't get any "happy" endings until you've cleared the bad endings for Lucas, Mathis, Scien, and Yves. And they are depressing and bad. It was so demoralizing to have to go through all these situations. So much so that after I did it, I first needed to take a break from the game completely. Then, I really had to push through to go through the final act and start earning the good endings. (To be honest, I didn't even find some of them really satisfying, which made it even more brutal for me.)

Which is a shame, because there are some elements here that are really well constructed and great! I loved the general worldbuilding in Virche Evermore. Finding out the truth behind the curse and what's going on was more satisfying than some of the good endings. And that ambiance extended to the environmental and character design. It's great at establishing a vibe, and I appreciated the "ah ha" moment once things started to unravel.

Review: Virche Evermore Is the Most Traumatic Switch Otome Game
Image via Aksys

I also appreciated that the characters in Virche Evermore are flawed individuals. With someone like Lucas or Scien, it's very obvious. But even with a more heroic character like Yves, you can see it. Not to mention Ceres herself is suffering from depression and dealing with so much. But of course, everyone also does have their finer moments too. It makes it easier to appreciate them for who they are, because they come across as more realistic and understandable.

After going through a few Virche Evermore -Error: Salvation- routes, I feel like this is a Switch otome that could appeal to those who enjoyed games like Code: Realize or Piofiore and want something even more mature. It's a darker and more visceral tale where it feels difficult to earn that happy ending. However, it is incredibly graphic and violent, which could turn some people looking for love off. What is here is intriguing, but it is a lot and not for everyone. Especially since the good endings are so walled off.

Virche Evermore -Error: Salvation- will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 9, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:30 PM

Build-a-bear Pompompurin

The latest Sanrio character plush to appear at Build-a-Bear is the golden retriever Pompompurin, along with his friend Muffin. This version of Pompompurin is available now in North America, with UK availability promised soon.

The Pompompurin plush comes with the Build-a-Bear stamp on his right paw and is available on its own or with a sleeper and slippers and a mini Muffin companion. The sleeper and slippers are patterned with pictures of Pompompurin himself and are also available separately. They are priced as follows:

  • Pompompurin for $32
  • Pompompurin and Muffin with Sleeper for $60.50
  • Pompompurin with Sleeper and Slippers for $54
  • Muffin for $15
  • Sleeper for $13.50
  • Slippers for $8.50

You can get a look at the products in the gallery below:

Previous characters to join Build-a-Bear collections include the Pokemon Mudkip, Sprigatito and Sobble as well as fellow Sanrio characters Kuromi and Baku Buddy. Pompompurin starred alongside Cinnamoroll in a Granblue Fantasy event back in April of this year, and a Pompompurin-themed knight also appeared in Sanrio's Fragaria Memories.

The Build-a-Bear Pompompurin and Muffin plushes are available from the Build-a-Bear online store .

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Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:00 PM

Persona 5 Tactica Friendly Fire

Atlus confirmed that Persona 5 Tactica will have friendly fire on difficulties higher than Hard. A new Famitsu interview with the developers shed more details on various gameplay mechanic, such as friendly fire. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]

Persona 5 Tactica Director Naoya Maeda confirmed that friendly fire initially happened in Normal difficulty as well. While testing the game, the developers considered the mechanic too hard, and changed it so as to only appear on Hard and Merciless. Maeda also said that the Hard and Merciless difficulties could be considered similar to the infamous default difficulties of Atlus games of the past.

Additionally, leaker ryokutya2089 shared more information about Akechi and Kasumi in the Repaint Your Heart day one DLC. Akechi has a skill that will allow a character who has finished their turn to act again, while Kasumi will have an ability that grants her infinite movement range for one turn.

Kasumi's special ability appeared in a recent Nyahoo! News video shared by Atlus. Additionally, Atlus originally revealed that friendly fire in AOE attacks would be a feature of higher difficulties in P5T in September 19, 2023.

Persona 5 Tactica will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on November 17, 2023. The Repaint Your Heart DLC will be available on release, and will feature Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa as playable characters.

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Siliconera Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:30 PM

Harvestella Art of Characters Shared on Its Anniversary

Square Enix is celebrating the Harvestella first anniversary by showing art of its characters. Nine design documents for the players' allies and Cres appeared, as well as group art of all cast members.

Things started on November 3, 2023. That's when art showing the two versions of the protagonist, Aria, Asyl, Brakka, Dianthus, Emo, Heine, Istina, and Shrika showed up. That also confirmed that as part of this occasion, new images would appear until November 10, 2023.

After that, the first three images showed off Cres, Asyl, and Istina. Cres is the one of the first people you meet in the game, as she's a doctor in Lethe who helps the player out and get settled. Both Asyl and Istina are eventual party members you meet when getting to Nemea, the first town.

The second batch of art focused on the Harvestella characters Aria, Meine, and Emo. Aria is, like the player, a newcomer to the world. She arrives in Lethe at about the same time, and the two end up living and journeying together. Both Heine and Emo are party members you meet after reaching Shatolla. 

The most recent batch focused on characters you meet later on. Shrika, Brakka, and Dianthus are eventual party members. However, Dianthus does end up appearing earlier in the game and assisting the player before eventually joining up. 

Harvestella is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC. 

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:38 PM
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     Best Ammo Mods In Modern Warfare Zombies (mwz), Ranked Featured Image(1)From playing Zombies in older Call of Duty games you can remember how much everything is against you. No matter if you're playing with friends and are perfectly situated. For the latest release much is the same. A lot of mechanics are coming over from older games like Ammo Mods. This guide will highlight the Ammo Mods for you in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ) in a ranked list. So use it when preparing for the fight.  Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ): Best Ammo Mods – Ranked Ammo Mods are a way to further enhance your weapon. There are attributes that do different things. Much like the Field Upgrades, the same rules apply here. There are about five of them, but not all are useful. However, you should still try each of them because they could open up different gameplay opportunities.  Best Ammo Mods Before going any further, at the time of writing this, Zombies is still not out. So the mods may behave the same way as they did in older Call of Duty Games. With...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:37 PM
     Conduit Is The New Legend Coming In Apex Legends Ignite Leaked Abilities, Season 19 Details, And More Featured Image(1)With 25 different Legends and one announcer, this Battle Royale game has a lot of different characters. So let's outline all the voice actors in Apex Legends. You'll probably recognize some of these actors from other shows, movies, or video games. So strap in, and let's dive into this lengthy list. Apex Legends: All voice actors Image: IMDb Announcer – Zehra Fazal This is probably the most iconic voice in the entire game. You hear Zehra Fazal whenever you jump into the game, and her voice will tell you whenever the ring countdown begins, or when the champion is eliminated. Zehra Fazal is an American voice actress who was a guest star on Critical Role, and was in Netflix's Dragon Age: Absolution. Image: Respawn/IMDb Ash – Anna Campbell Ash, the Incisive Instigator, is voiced by Anna Campbell. Although she has been in many live action projects, she's most notable for voicing Ash back ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:02 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 8, 2023 4:53 PM
     Genshin Impact Version 4.2Furina is the next Hydro character joining the roster in Genshin Impact. To best take advantage of her strengths, you'll need to know the best build and team comps for her. Here's our guide for the best build and team comps for Furina in Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact: Best build for Furina Screenshot: PC Invasion First, to create the best build for Furina in Genshin Impact, let's understand what exactly Furina offers for your team. Furina is the Hydro archon, historically a powerful element and home to some of the best units in the game. Furina is no different, but her kit takes some time to understand. To understand Furina, you'll also need to understand Fontaine's Arkhe system, which are special attacks only Fontaine characters can access. (The system takes some time to explain, so check out our guide here to fully understand it.) Furina's default state is the "Ousia" state, but she can actually ch...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:56 PM

Additionally, the film will be directed by Wes Ball and co-financed by Nintendo

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, November 8, 2023 2:02 PM

The game's release date changes on Steam.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:24 PM

Ybarra teased that the series isn't necessarily dead

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iDev Games Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:17 PM
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iDev Games Feed Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:16 PM
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