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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:38 PM

The team at Netmarble has announced the second closed beta test for Paragon: The Overprime on PlayStation 5 for both the North America and Europe regions.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:27 PM

The world of Aerosoft and Simula Games' open-world transportation simulator Truck & Logistics Simulator will release in its 1.0 state for PC and consoles November 30.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:07 PM

Bungie has announced an upcoming in-game collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED alongside Season of the Wish on November 28, featuring new cosmetics inspired by The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 2:56 PM

The latest title from MINTROCKET (Dave the Diver), see NAKWON: LAST PARADISE in action with the latest gameplay trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:45 PM

Launching December 5 exclusively for Apple Arcade, get ready for SEGA Hardlight's Sonic Dream Team with the animated intro for the game. Directed by Tyson Hesse, animated by Powerhouse Animation, and composed by Tee Lopes, the opening animation has Sonic and his friends contending with Dr. Eggman in a fierce battle. All those interested can …

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:24 PM

For those who have yet to enter Night City, CD PROJEKT RED will release the Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition in just two weeks, on December 5.

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Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:45 PM

Valve's annual autumn sale. Some of the best and biggest PC games, including action-RPG Diablo IV, the fantastic Star Wars game Jedi: Survivor, and Bethesda's latest, Starfield, are all on sale right now.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:30 PM

To avoid what many consider aggressive monetization, Mortal Kombat 1 players are doing everything they can to avoid buying cosmetics in NetherRealms' latest 2D fighter. The latest exploit involves them utilizing a console date change hack to acquire once-free character skins that are now only available if you buy them.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:15 PM

Another day, another big video game crossover. This time it's Bungie's online looter shooter, Destiny 2, adding Witcher 3-inspired armor to its digital store. Are you excited? I'm not. In reality, I'm just really tired of every brand mixing together, regardless of whether it makes sense or is needed, as if concocting…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:30 PM

Buying super special "collector's editions" of video games can be like heading into treacherous waters. These often-expensive boxes full of goodies (and also a video game) tend to sell out pretty quickly, and then you're more likely to find them for double the price on reseller sites like eBay or Facebook's…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:00 PM

It's almost the end of the year of our lord 2023, and every time we've updated this compilation of the best games we played, we've reflected on just how many good games came out this year. This final update before we start our Game of the Year discussions at Kotaku has some real bangers, big and small. As great as…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 2:32 PM

A lawsuit filed last year accused Sony of using its walled-garden video game platform to charge players too much in the PlayStation Store. The London Tribunal has now allowed that lawsuit to move forward, against the PS5 maker's objections, which could result in payments to players in the UK of up to $7.9 billion if…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:30 PM

The white wolf is coming to Destiny 2 by way of some new cosmetics. Bungie teased a crossover with CD Projekt Red's beloved RPG The Witcher 3 that will add three new armor sets to make players look like protagonist Geralt of Rivia, at least if they're willing to shell out $20 or more for a single set. The new skins…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:30 PM


PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 7:42 PM
     Get one of 2023's best GOTY nominees for cheap while you can

Alan Wake 2 is one of this year's most tremendous games, snagging a spot as one of The Game Awards 2023's GOTY nominees. Whether the long-awaited sequel goes home with the Game of the Year title or not, it'll forever remain a ground-breaking survival horror experience that no dedicated gamer should miss. If you haven't had the chance to dive into Remedy's new Alan Wake entry yet, now is the perfect opportunity to do so as you can get it for cheap via the Epic Games Store.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Alan Wake 2 review, Alan Wake 2 weapons, Alan Wake 2 Words of Power

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:54 PM
     Modern Warfare 3 celebrates

Modern Warfare 3 recently dropped much to the delight of excited long-time Call of Duty fans and newcomers alike. Unfortunately, the new CoD entry's launch hasn't gone as smoothly as fans hoped it would, with mixed feedback from players. Despite its turbulent launch, it looks like Modern Warfare 3 is breaking long-standing records as Activision and Sledgehammer Games work on bug fixes, content updates, and more to improve the player experience.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: MW3 guns, MW3 review, MW3 loadouts

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:33 PM
     Half-Life fans create new spinoff game featuring OG Valve voice actor

Half-Life is making waves within the PC gaming community once again following its massive 25th-anniversary update. Valve's iconic FPS is back in the limelight thanks to the developer's newly added content, ranging from multiplayer maps to a major modern performance overhaul. With its recent birthday and subsequent update in mind, the largest Half-Life community online has come together to create a fan-made minigame in honor of the sci-fi shooter's lengthy legacy.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Whatever happened to Half-Life 3?, Best old games, Best FPS games

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:37 PM
     Roblox system requirements

What are the Roblox system requirements? It may be strange to think of Roblox as a game that could be demanding to your gaming PC, but just like Minecraft, evolution over the years has called for a keen eye to be cast over its requirements.

Roblox continues to be one of if not the biggest game in the world right now, and to many people, it's one of the best games you can play for its versatility alone. But what hardware do you need to play it?

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:57 PM
     Best gaming monitor 2023

What is the best gaming monitor? You spend so long staring at anything but top-tier displays in your daily grind that your eyes are practically going square, but you need to now assess the resolution, refresh rate, response time, and more and up your monitor game. We're here to help you find the best monitor for gaming that suits your needs, with reviews on everything from 24-inch kings to ultrawide behemoths.

Display technologies have come a long way over the past several years, with Micro LED and OLED options finally arriving on the market. These technologies finally mean it's possible to enjoy a great HDR experience while you're sitting at your gaming desk, but be prepared to cough up some cash for this premium experience.

For everyone else, IPS and VA panels remain as reliable as ever. Now, resolutions and refresh rates previously reserved for the higher end of the space are readily available at much more reasonable prices.

Continue reading Best gaming monitor 2023
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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:16 PM
     LG UltraGear 32GR93U-B review

I've been a longtime fan of LG UltraGear gaming monitors, but this was admittedly a blind loyalty born from having been the first brand that I spent my own money on. From there, I just always looked to LG to provide the same level of quality product-to-product. I'm once again happy to see this trust backed up by the release of the LG UltraGear 32GR93U-B, another great gaming monitor that is an ideal way to jump into 4K gaming.

While the LG UltraGear 32GR93U-B is a great mid-range screen, it does admittedly struggle to offer any standout feature to help it stand out from the crowd. Still, its performance lends itself to a display that should be among the best 4K gaming monitors on the market right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 2:42 PM
     Diablo 4 is now a free game on Steam, but not for long

Diablo 4 is constantly evolving as Blizzard steadily pours new content into the behemoth RPG, releasing seasonal features and more. With a brand-new expansion in the works and a big event underway, the game appeals to both long-time players and newcomers alike. Diablo 4 will now reach an even greater audience as the developer says that the game is entirely free to play on Steam. It won't be a free game for long though, as the 100% discount only applies for a limited time.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:50 PM
     Destiny 2 reveals new Geralt-inspired Witcher 3 crossover, coming soon

Destiny 2 is constantly evolving, with its Season of the Wish and new expansion, The Final Shape, currently coming up. Bungie releases other fun content drops between these bigger updates, too, including cosmetic crossovers and smaller patches. The behemoth developer just revealed a new collaboration event with CD Projekt Red that brings The Witcher 3 to Destiny 2, and it features some gorgeous Geralt-inspired content. This crossover launches sooner than you may think, accompanying a sale you can't miss.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:52 PM
     GTA 4's testers had a gun that launched NPCs, an ex dev reveals

The Grand Theft Auto games have their own share of secrets but there are a few behind-the-scenes curiosities too, such as why you can snipe GTA 3's moon to change its size. An ex-Rockstar developer has now solved that mystery, and is blogging even more stories behind the games.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:41 PM

Crucial's P5 Plus NVMe SSD is the first high-end PCIe 4.0 drive that I've seen crack the $90 barrier for a 2TB model, offering a huge amount of performance and capacity for not that much money. This drive is suitable for both PC and PS5 use (although Sony would like you to use a heatsink, please and thank you) and generally comes highly recommended by those that have tried it, including yours truly.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:34 PM

Logitech's MX Keys S is a nice low-profile keyboard for folks that have tried mechanical keyboards and don't want none of that clicking and clacking in their quiet corner of the home/office, no thank you sirree. The MX Keys S basically feels like the best laptop keyboard you've ever tried, with quiet scissor switches that are quick to operate with precision. The graphite colour scheme looks pretty neat too.

At £85, rather than the regular £110, this is a pretty good value for a full-size wireless keyboard that supports both 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth, making it a good fit for Mac, PC and many more devices besides.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:58 PM

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 had no confirmed release date beyond the vague "2023" still listed on its Steam page. In a business update released today by publishers Focus Entertainment, however, it seems the third-person boltgunner has been delayed into the "second half of 2024".

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:36 PM

GameMaker, the 2D game creation toolkit, has been used to make everything from Chicory: A Colorful Tale to Gunpoint to the original freeware Spelunky. It's also one of the more accessible ways to make games for beginners, kids and students, thanks to a drag-and-drop interface and forgiving scripting language.

Good news, then: GameMaker is now "free for non-commercial purposes on all non-console platforms" - such as PC.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:21 PM

Star Wars: Empire At War wasn't a great game, but it did fulfill a simple fantasy: it was a real-time strategy game with original trilogy Star Wars units. If what you wanted was to fling swarms of AT-ATs against swarms of X-Wings then, yeah, you could do that. Darth Vader versus entire platoons of rebel soldiers? That too.

Why am I talking about a 2006 RTS? Because it just got a new official patch to make it run in 64-bit and fix a number of bugs.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:48 PM

I watched a few hours of Worldless being played last night and didn't really register that it was turn-based. That's because it's a Metroidvania platformer and, when it is time for back-and-forth combat, you're not choosing attacks from a menu. Instead you're stringing together combos in real-time, then when your alotted attack time is over, you're parrying enemy assaults with rhythmic flair.

So, turn-based, yes, but with a twist. It's also out today.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:44 PM

At school I was always being told to listen better and speak more clearly. Perhaps if I'd been able to bring the Logitech G Pro X Wireless headset into Maths class, Mrs Drown wouldn't have given me such a hard time over my quadratic equations. The wired G Pro X is RPS' official pick for the best premium gaming headset, and right now you can grab the wireless version for a much more attainable price.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:57 PM

Let's face it, wires are a necessary evil at best, and we should strive to avoid them as much as possible. They get tangled, they trip you up, and they're generally a nuisance. No wonder Darth Vader was grumpy all the time. He was full of wires.

Few manufacturers understand this better than Logitech, whose G915 Lightspeed Wireless keyboard has been the ideal way to type without tethers for years. It combines a slim yet robust build quality with wonderfully tactile keys, incredibly fast response times, respectable battery life, and a truly standout volume wheel. Perhaps for that reason, the G915 Lightspeed has also maintained its lofty price point, with an RRP of around £220. But as part of Amazon's Black Friday sale, you can currently grab the best wireless keyboard for almost half price. It's currently available for £125 in the UK, and $160 in the US, which is 46% and 36% off respectively.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 8:00 PM

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Wonder of U

Bandai Namco revealed that Wonder of U will be the final DLC character for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Season Pass 2. Wonder of U will come out on December 8, 2023, two days earlier for owners of the Season Pass 2.

Wonder of U is Toru's Stand, and they appear in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8 Jojolion. Due to how Wonder of U works in the manga Toru himself won't fight, and will only appear in the intro, as well as outro victory poses.

You can check out the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R reveal trailer for Wonder of U (Toru) here:

Wonder of U is voiced by Takayuki Sugo, who is known for being the Japanese voice of Hashirama Senju in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and Yhwach and Zangetsu in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

Meanwhile, Nobunaga Shimazaki voices Toru in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. Shimazaki voices Assassin in Fate/Zero, Eugeo in Sword Art Online: Alicization, and Baki Hanma in the Baki Hanma 2021 anime series.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Wonder of U (and Toru) will be available on December 8, 2023 (December 6 for owners of the Season Pass 2). Yuya Fungami was the previous DLC character.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 7:30 PM

paimon figure genshin impact

HoYoverse will re-release a scale figure of Paimon from Genshin Impact. It'll come out sometime in March 2024. [Thanks, Hobby Dengeki!]

The Paimon figure from HoYoVerse looks like she's holding up her hand and waving hello at the Traveler. She also has a big smile on her face, with her cape flowing behind her. The Paimon figure will cost 6380 JPY ($43). She is a 1/7 scale, standing at approximately 14 centimeters tall.

As mentioned earlier, her release window is March 2024. You can order her via sites such as Tokyo Figure, which offers international shipping. Paimon is arguably one of the most recognizable characters in Genshin Impact because she is the game's mascot. Her face is even the logo of the application.

Since the game first came there has been numerous merchandise featuring her. For example, in 2021, a set of miniature Paimon figures showing her with food came out. This is a reference to a joke in which the Traveler refers to Paimon as "emergency food," though the joke disappeared early in the game's lifespan.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Paimon re-run figure from Genshin Impact will come out in March 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 7:00 PM

Kasane Teto Nendoroid

Good Smile Company has opened up pre-orders for a Nendoroid of Kasane Teto: Synthesizer V AI Version. Pre-orders will close on January 18, 2024.

Those in Japan can get her for 7500 JPY, and she'll ship out sometime in May 2024. Meanwhile, those in North America will need to pay $47.99, and she'll arrive during Q4 2024. Ordering from Good Smile Company will get you a bonus base that has her name on it, as well as a giant 15th Anniversary logo.

The Kasane Teto Nendoroid will come with three face plates, just like most other Nendoroids. She has a default smiling face, a singing face (where she is smiling but her mouth is open), and an expectant face (complete with starry eyes). Aside from additional arm parts to pose her, the Nendoroid will also come with a baguette and wings. 

Here are some more pictures of the Kasane Teto Nendoroid:

Kasane Teto came out in 2008 and was originally a joke character that fans created for April Fool's. She's technically not a Vocaloid and is actually a UTAU. Piapro officially accepted her in 2010, but she is still not a Vocaloid.

In April 2023, a Kasane Teto voice bank appeared as a Synthesizer V AI, which is what this Nendoroid's design is based on. The Synthesizer V AI design for Teto adds a white ribbon and streak in her left pigtail and ditches the open shoulders for a more cape-like look.

The Kasane Teto Nendoroid is available for pre-order from Good Smile Company until January 18, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:30 PM

Persona 5 Tactica SRPG

In a recent interview, the developers of Persona 5 Tactica talked about adapting the series to the SRPG genre. They also discussed the reason for choosing that genre and their experience developing the Atlus title. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Persona 5 Tactica is the first strategy RPG in the Persona series. Composer Toshiki Konishi also noted that it is the first Atlus simultaneous worldwide release on multiple platforms. Director Naoya Maeda said that the development of Persona 5 Tactica lasted approximately four years.

Business Producer Atsushi Nomura said that the developers wanted to focus on showing the Phantom Thieves acting as a team when they started the project. The developers then concluded that the most appropriate genre to deliver the feeling would be a strategy RPG.

Since some members of the development team weren't fans of strategy RPGs due to their perceived high difficulty and the time-consuming element of leveling and managing so many different units, Maeda revealed that a lot of effort went into streamlining some of the game's most challenging elements, while maintaining the sense of progressing and growing each playable unit.

Maeda added that a turning point in the development of Persona 5 Tactica to make the game feel different from other SRPGs and emphasize elements of the Persona series was the implementation of the Triple Threat mechanic. Another cited element was the inclusion of free-form movement of the playable characters during their turn instead of selecting units and tiles for movement.

When asked about composing for an SRPG, composer Toshiki Konishi said that it was drastically different from composing for a more traditional RPG. Furthermore, they added variations to the tracks for each battle stage because they wanted to adapt to the player's emotions as the game's story progressed.

Persona 5 Tactica is now available for the Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:00 PM

Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus Headed to Nintendo Switch

Izanagi Games' and MyDearest's former VR games Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus will appear on the Nintendo Switch. This comes as DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate Definitive Edition debuts on the platform.

All three games are set in the Chronos universe. However, when Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus appear, they won't be sold separately. The two previous adventures will be sold as a twin-pack. Things kicked off first with Tokyo Chronos, which was a VR visual novel that strangely featured eight reunited childhood friends in Shibuya solving a murder mystery. Altdeus is the sequel that combines visual novel adventure elements as well as mecha battles.

As a reminder, here's the Tokyo Chronos trailer.

And here's the Altdeus: Beyond Chronos trailer.

As for DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate Definitive Edition, it is now available to buy or try, as a demo is out on the Switch. This version adapts the VR game to consoles. It also includes some exclusive content.

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate Definitive Edition is available for the Nintendo Switch now, and Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus will appear on the system in 2024. All three games are immediately available on PC, Meta, or PlayStation VR platforms, with every chapter of DYSCHRONIA available on all of them.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:30 PM

New Nijisanji Members

Nijisanji announced that Vtubers Tachitsute Toto, Shioriha Ruri, and Milan Kestrel are the new members of the main Nijisanji branch. Official goods and merchandise will be available this week.

The debut streams for each of the three new Nijisanji members will start on November 24, 2023. There will be one at 7pm JST for Tachitsute Toto, 7:30pm JST for Shioriha Ruri, and 8pm JST for Milan Kestrel. In addition, the X (formerly Twitter) accounts of the three Vtubers went live on November 21, 2023 in Japan.

You can check out the debut trailer here:

Furthermore, the distribution of official welcome goods and voice packs for Toto, Ruri, and Milan will commence on November 24, 2023. They will be available for purchase from the company's official store. The items being sold include Welcome Voice packs, acrylic stands, pin badges, and random Polaroid-style cards. The cards also include secret foil-stamped autographed versions. Each voice pack includes an "Introduction," "Good Morning," and "Good Night" track.

You can take a look at the new Nijisanji merchandise for Tachitsute Toto, Shioriha Ruri, and Milan Kestrel here:

New Nijisanji Members Merchandise
Image via Nijisanji and Anycolor

And here are the prices for the new Nijisanji merchandise and goods:

  • Acrylic Stands – 1,500 yen (~$X)
  • Pin Badge – 500 yen (~$X)
  • Random Polaroid-style Cards – 300 yen (~$X)
  • Complete Voice Sets – 1,500 yen (~$X)

Nijisanji also has plans to expand the company's Vtubers for its English branch, and the company recently teased the inclusion of new members.

The three new Nijisanji members are Tachitsute Toto, Shioriha Ruri, and Milan Kestrel, and each of their debut streams will start on November 24, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 5:00 PM

Build-a-Bear Black Friday Sale Includes Animal Crossing Plush

Build-a-Bear kicked off its Black Friday 2023 Bear Building sale, and various Animal Crossing plush are included. There are single and bundle options for Isabelle, Tom Nook, and K.K. Slider.

There are essentially two sorts of options during the promotion. One gives people the animal with an outfit or accessory, and the more expensive bundle includes a sound chip. So a standard Tom Nook in his summer attire would be $18 instead of $44, but one that includes the phrases sound chip would be $25.20 instead of $52.

Here's the full list of available Build-a-Bear Animal Crossing plush on sale for Black Friday 2023.

  • Isabelle Summer - $18
  • Isabelle Summer Gift Set with phrases - $25.20
  • Isabelle Winter - $18
  • Isabelle Winter Gift Set with theme music - $22
  • K.K. Slider with guitar and K.K. Disco song bundle - $22
  • K.K. Slider with guitar and opening theme music bundle - $22
  • Present Wristie - $3
  • Tom Nook Summer - $18
  • Tom Nook Summer Gift Set with phrases - $25.20
  • Tom Nook Winter - $18
  • Tom Nook Winter Gift Set with theme music - $22

These are the only Nintendo-affiliated items on sale. The Pokemon line of products, which now includes Mudkip, is not reduced. However, there are a number of $10 generic bears on sale. People can also get a plush of Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas for $20, a $20 Black Panther bear, and a $22 red panda Mei from Turning Red.

The Build-a-Bear sale is live now. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:30 PM

Destiny 2

Bungie and CD Projekt Red are collaborating to bring armor inspired by The Witcher series and Geralt of Rivia to Destiny 2. The armor sets are scheduled to arrive alongside the Season of the Wish on November 28, 2023.

The collaboration will bring 3 new armor sets, one each for the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. The armor will be usable with the game's transmog system so players won't have to sacrifice stats for style. As well as armor, there will also be skins for players' Ghosts and Ships, a new Sparrow hoverbike, as well as a new finisher. Going by previous collaborations with games like Fortnite and Assassin's Creed, the items will likely be available as part of a pack, as well as individually.

The Bungie store will also be having a sale starting November 24, 2023, including fixed rates on shipping and previously retired Bungie rewards.

You can get a look at the armor sets, Ghost shell and Ship in the image below:

Destiny 2 x The Witcher Collab
Image via Bungie

Destiny 2 players are awaiting the game's next expansion titled The Final Shape, which is set to end the 'Saga of Light and Darkness'. Bungie previously shared details about the expansion at the Destiny 2 showcase back in August, 2023. CD Projekt Red, meanwhile, announced a mod editor would be coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, while Kotobukiya showed off the upcoming Bishoujo Ciri figure.

Destiny 2 is immediately available to play for free on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, while the collaboration with The Witcher is set to arrive with the Season of the Wish on November 28, 2023.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:00 PM

Starfield Patch 1.8.86

Bethesda released the 1.8.86 patch notes for the latest Starfield update, which is available now. This brings with it the option to immediately consume food found in the environment in Starfield, as well as support for Nvidia DLSS.

The ability to eat items in the game world was apparantly added by popular request. Prior to this patch, players would need to pick up the food, then navigate to the Starfield inventory screen to eat it.

It also adds support for Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) tech for PC players with compatible Nvidia graphics cards, including options for DLSS super resolution, Nvidia Reflex low latency, and Deep Learning anti-aliasing. Other updates include general perfomance and stability improvements and fixes to bugs that could occur when starting New Game+.

Here are the full patch notes from the Bethesda website, which starts with the Starfield food and DLSS additions:


This update introduces Nvidia DLSS support for our PC players. Compatible Nvidia graphic cards can now use DLSS Super Resolution, Deep Learning Anti-aliasing (DLAA), Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, and DLSS Frame generation.


By popular request, we have added the ability to ingest food and drink items upon finding them in the environment. You can enjoy those Chunks immediately or save them for later. The choice is yours.



  • Addressed a number of memory related issues and leaks.
  • Added some GPU performance optimizations, which will be more impactful on higher end cards.
  • Improved renderer threading model, improving CPU usage most notably on higher end systems.
  • Various stability and performance improvements.


  • Added the ability to eat the food placed in the world.
  • Adjusted stealth to be a bit more forgiving.
  • Fixed an issue where Andreja's head would stay permanently cloaked.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from firing their weapons.
  • Fixed issues where some NPC could be seen not wearing clothes (Note: This issue may resolve itself over time).
  • Fixed an issue where already in-progress skill challenges could stop progressing after reaching the Unity and starting a new game.
  • Fixed an issue that could temporarily prevent opening the inventory or saving after entering the Unity.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where mouse movement could be choppy.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the home ship to be lost.
  • Fixed an issue where the ship services technician might be missing.
  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the camera could shake incorrectly during Traveling, Grav Jumping, Docking, or Landing transitions.


  • Addressed an issue with how ambient occlusion appeared in ultrawide resolutions.
  • Optimized initial shader compilation that occurs on start-up.
  • Added the ability to adjust Brightness and Contrast in the Display Settings menu.
  • Added the ability to adjust HDR Brightness provided that the system supports it. (Xbox & Windows 11 only).
  • Addressed a number of materials that could sometimes present an unintended pattern under certain conditions.
  • Fixed various visual issues related to the new FOV slider options.
  • Improved the appearance of the eyes on crowd characters.
  • Addressed a number of minor visual issues related to lighting, shadows, terrain, and vegetation.
  • PC: Addressed additional visual issues related to DLSS.


  • All That Money Can Buy: Fixed a rare issue where players couldn't sit during the negotiation with Musgrove.
  • Blast Zone: Fixed an issue where the hard rocks that need to be cleared out by players will not appear on Ngodup Tate's land.
  • Echoes of the Past: Fixed an issue where the Grylloba Queen could sometimes not be reachable during the objective "Secure the Shuttle Bay".
  • Eye of the Storm: Fixed an issue where players' quest progression could potentially be blocked due to a missing docking prompt.
  • Grunt Work: Addressed an issue where progress could appear blocked if "Supra et Ultra" was completed while returning to the Lodge during "High Price to Pay".
  • No Sudden Moves: Fixed an issue that could prevent the entrance door to the Scow ship from being opened again.
  • Operation Starseed: Fixed an issue where the key that is needed to exit the facility could sometimes not be present.
  • Sabotage: Fixed an issue where David Barron could potentially not be found by players.
  • Short Sighted: Fixed an issue where players could rarely become control-locked while speaking with Vladimir.
  • The Heart of Mars: Fixed an issue where players might not be able to mine the "The Heart of Mars".

The patch was previously playable via Steam Beta earlier in November 2023, before rolling out officially on November 20, 2023. Bethesda also confirmed it is working on mod support for Starfield back in September, 2023.

Patch 1.8.86 for Starfield is available to download now, while the game itself is available on PC and Xbox Series X, as well as through Xbox Game Pass.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:30 PM

Monster Hunter 20th Vote

Capcom is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Monster Hunter by holding a vote to decide which of the series' 229 monsters is "best" and most popular. Voting will end on December 20, 2023, with the top three monsters appearing in an original illustration by the Monster Hunter development team.

Voting will require a Capcom ID, and the poll is limited to one vote per account. If you don't already have an account, you can create a Capcom ID for free here. Once logged in, you can browse the list of monsters, search by name, or even filter based on type (bird wyvern, fanged beast, elder dragon etc.) The list is pretty comprehensive, but does not seem to include monsters unique to the Monster Hunter MMO's like Frontier and Online. By voting, you will also receive access to an anniversary wallpaper, available in 1080 x 1920 or 2160 x 3840 dimensions.

You can find the announcement tweet with a link to the survey below:

Capcom previously showed off art for the 20th Anniversary at TGS 2023, and also released the recorded version of the 2023 Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert as an album back in October.

Voting for the Monster Hunter 20th Anniversary Hunters' Choice vote will close on December 20, 2023. The most recent game in the series, Monster Hunter Rise and its Sunbreak expansion, are available for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:00 PM

Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash Includes Kento Nanami and Mahito

Two more Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash characters are confirmed, and they're Kento Nanami and Mahito. One's a cursed spirit, while the other is a jujutsu sorcerer who went to school alongside Satoru Gojo.

At the moment, only the Mahito Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash profile is available. It shows the character's official art, as well as offers some details about how he'll fight. He's known for Idle Transfiguration in the series, which lets him use and shape souls, and that will return in the game. He will also have a passive called Essence of the Soul, though that isn't explained.

There's more information about Kento Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash, including initial screenshots. As in the series, he has the Ratio Technique ability to help create a weakness and deal damage. It appears he's using it in at least one of the first four screenshots released. He'll also have the Unbound Cursed Energy passive and wield his distinctive sword. 

Bandai Namco's been gradually revealing more characters in the roster as time goes by. For example, at the beginning of November 2023 it confirmed Aoi Todo, Hanami, and Jogo would all appear as playable fighters in the game.

Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash will launch on February 2, 2024 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 2:30 PM

One Piece Live-Action Actors Pose Alongside Manga Characters in New Art

The official One Piece social media account shared an array of art featuring the live-action actors alongside their manga counterpart characters. There are five images in the MANGAxLIVE-ACTION GRAND LINE, HERE WE COME line.

Many of the images are designed in such a way that the art of the One Piece characters from the outset of the manga overlap with the person. So in the case of the Roronoa Zoro piece, his right arm and sword hilt are in the forefront over Mackenyu. In the Usopp image, the character art features his slingshot and left arm over Jacob Romero Gibson's left shoulder.

Here's the full One Piece MANGAxLIVE-ACTION GRAND LINE, HERE WE COME gallery.

As a reminder, here's the list of One Piece live-action actors that make up the Straw Hat Pirates so far. 

  • Monkey D. Luffy: Inaki Godoy
  • Nami: Emily Rudd
  • Roronoa Zoro: Mackenyu
  • Sanji: Taz Skylar
  • Usopp: Jacob Romero Gibson

We'll be seeing more of them in the future. Netflix confirmed that there will be a second season of the live-action adaptation. Back in September 2023, it was also confirmed that there are already scripts for it written.

The One Piece live-action first season is on Netflix, and season 2 is in development. The anime is available on both Crunchyroll and Netflix. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 2:00 PM

Ayaneo Slide

Ayaneo kicked off yet another crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its latest handheld gaming PC. The latest model is the Ayaneo Slide, which comes with a build-in keyboard and features a T-Mobile Sidekick-like design.

The Ayaneo Slide Indiegogo campaign available right now until around January 4, 2024. For a limited time, interested buyers can pledge to support a few different models of varying price points. The company expects to ship the product sometime in December 2023.

There are four different versions of the Ayaneo Slide for consumers to check out:

  • Slide 16GB+512GB: $5,487 HKD (Approximately $905 USD)
  • 32GB+512GB: $6,272 HKD (Approximately $1,006 USD)
  • 32GB+2TB: $7,528 HKD (Approximately $1,167 USD)
  • 64GB+2TB: $10,197 HKD (Approximately $1,610 USD)

There's also a teaser trailer showing off the device.

There is an early bird discount price for each of the four configurations. It ranges from 22% off for the base 16GB plus 512GB model to 18% off for the most expensive model, bringing it down to around $1,308 USD. The differences between the versions seem to focus on the storage capacities. However, they all have the same AMD 7840U GPU.

The crux of the Ayaneo Slide is in the name. It has a Nintendo Switch-like appearance similar to other Ayaneo handheld gaming devices, but the screen slides up to reveal an entire QWERTY keyboard underneath. This lets users immediately type on the hardware without needing an external keyboard to help.

It comes in black and white options. Both options have the same features, such as joysticks, D-Pad, triggers, shoulder buttons, and a cooling fan in the back. The actual screen of the device is a 6" 1080p IPS screen, which comes with high brightness options. On the battery side, it comes with a hefty 46.2Wh battery, but weighs around 650 grams.

The Ayaneo Slide is expected to ship in December 2023. The Indiegogo campaign will run until around January 4, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:30 PM

Korok Merchandise sold again

Due to the popularity of the line of merchandise themed after the Korok race from the The Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo is reselling many of the products that were originally released in 2021. The Korok merchandise is available to purchase both in store at the Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo Nintendo stores, as well as online via the My Nintendo Store online shop in Japan.

The original line consisted of various merchandise featuring Korok illustrations and graphics, such as mini pouches, mug cups, stickers, tote bags, and more. Since these items are so popular, many of them are already sold out on the website. However, some notable items are still currently available.

The remaining Korok merchandise available to purchase online, as of November 21, 2023, is as follow:

  • Makar keychain: 770 yen ($5.22)
  • Maca keychain: 770 yen ($5.22)
  • Walton keychain: 770 yen ($5.22)
  • Totchi keychain: 770 yen ($5.22)
  • Korok Uchiwa Fan Set: 1,980 yen ($13.42)
  • Korok Hair Band Set: 1,540 yen ($10.44)
  • Korok Sticky Note Tabs: 880 yen ($5.96)

View the Korok merchandise in the gallery below:

The remaining products in this line will be available to purchase until supplies last.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, November 21, 2023 4:04 PM

From its previously planned winter 2023 release window

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An early access release date trailer was also revealed.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:54 PM

The game's ultimate edition is launching soon.

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