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GamersHeroes Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:52 AM

Whether you pick up a golf club or a pair of boxing gloves, 2023 was a great year for sports fans. This Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 breaks down the best and most exciting Sports Video Games to pick as the ultimate gift for your gaming loved ones.

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GamersHeroes Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:52 AM

2023 was one of the most exciting years for fans of beat 'em ups, with some of the industry's heaviest hitters taking the stage. This Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 list breaks down some of the best fighting video games to launch this last year.

The post Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 – Fighting Video Games appeared first on GamersHeroes.

PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 1:14 PM
     You can play the best FPS of all time on a robot lawn mower

November 25, 2023: We've just got word that there will be a stream of the Husqvarna Doom tournament finals, so updated the article below with the times.

We've all heard those kinds of stories about people playing the 1993 classic Doom in all sorts of weird ways: Doom on a tractor, Doom inside of Doom, and, of course, the famous Doom on a pregnancy test. However, all of those things have one thing in common: they focus on the single-player game. During my time at Dreamhack 2023, behind closed doors, I got to try out not just Doom on a robot lawn mower, but Doom multiplayer.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:36 PM
     TABS and Clustertruck dev announces super-fast new indie game on Steam

When it comes to the most fun indie games on Steam, Swedish developer Landfall Games has to be in the conversation. Its 2016 high-speed vehicle platformer Clustertruck still holds a 93% Steam rating, but even that pales compared to the near-flawless 98% user score held by TABS: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, the delightful physics-based combat sandbox game from 2021. So what's next for Landfall? The answer is Haste: Broken Worlds, a high-octane platformer about running, jumping, and gliding really fast, and it already looks extremely good.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:41 PM
     Best Black Friday PC gaming deals 2023

If you're on the lookout for this year's top Black Friday PC gaming deals, we've got you covered. Check out our expert picks below, from gaming laptops and pre-built PCs to essential accessories like headsets, mice, keyboards and storage.

Black Friday continues over the weekend, so there are still plenty of mega deals to be had at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, as well as brands like Samsung, Razer, and Corsair. We're updating this page daily as new deals roll in. If you're short on time, use the quick links below to navigate straight to your preferred retailers and brands. Shop smart and snag some savings on your PC gaming gear.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:42 PM
     Black Friday CPU cooler deals 2023: best deals still live

Although Black Friday itself is over for another year, many of the best Black Friday CPU cooler deals are still available. As Cyber Monday rolls around after this weekend, the deals are likely to be live until then. We'll be updating this page to point you towards the most appealing discounts, so that. you can upgrade your gaming PC for less.

The performance and temperature within best gaming PC go hand-in-hand, as the more you make it sweat, the slower it'll be. Pop a decent cooler on top of one of the best gaming CPU options, however, and you'll have a rig that's ready to run a marathon, whether you're crafting a top-of-the-line system or simply trying to get Warzone 2 to run at more than 60fps. The Black Friday weekend has brought some very decent CPU cooler prices, which you'll find below.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:35 PM
     The best Black Friday gaming keyboard deals still live this weekend

On the hunt for the best Black Friday gaming keyboard deals? You've come to the right place, as we're still updating this page with keyboard offers across the weekend. Black Friday is over, but most discounts are live until at least Cyber Monday coming up on November, 27.

Investing in the best gaming keyboard is a great way to round off your gaming PC set-up, especially if you're eyeing up other peripherals. Saving a few pennies on your clicky-clacky companion could empower you to check out the best Black Friday gaming mouse deals.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 11:15 AM
     Studio Wildcard approves 120 Ark Survival Ascended mods for crossplay

Ark Survival Ascended has faced a rather rocky launch, with the Unreal Engine 5 remake of the beloved dinosaur survival game impressing with its visuals and some of the improvements made by developer Studio Wildcard, but falling short for many players due to performance woes, crashes, and bugs. Despite its currently 'mixed' Steam user rating, however, things are starting to look up for Ark, and the developer now announces that it's approved a whopping 120 mods for cross-platform play, meaning you'll be able to use the community-made upgrades across all platforms.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:08 PM
     This 4K LG monitor is the cheapest I've ever seen it. Don't hang about

The LG UltraGear 32GR93U-B has just dropped to its lowest-ever price on Amazon as part of the Black Friday deals. If you're looking to get started with 4K gaming on PC, this is easily a great place to start, especially given how expensive they can be.

We recently reviewed the LG UltraGear 32GR93U-B and consider it to be one of the best gaming monitors of this year. We chose it as the best mid-tier 4K monitor, but that's no slant against this display, especially with a crystal clear 32-inch IPS screen and 144Hz refresh rate. It's RRP of $799.99 / £649.99 had it on par with many other 4K options, but this Black Friday on Amazon, it's taken a 31% discount down to $549.99 / £549.99, the cheapest it's ever been on the site according to price checker CamelCamelCamel.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:25 PM
     There are still lots of Black Friday PC deals – these are the best

The best Black Friday gaming PC deals for 2023 are still live and ready to be snapped up. Amazon's discounts are already labelled as Cyber Monday deals, ahead of Monday, November, 27.

Stepping into the world of gaming PCs can be daunting, and if you don't know how to build a gaming PC, pre-built machines are your best bet. This year's savings will allow you to pick up the best gaming PC for your budget so that you can play the AAA PC games you love.

Keeping your eyes on all the retailers taking part in the festivities is tiring work, and that's why our squad of experienced deal hunters has scoured the internet. Below, find the top deals on PCs from across the internet.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:38 PM
     Shop and save the best Black Friday RAM deals still available

Looking for the best Black Friday RAM deals? You've stumbled onto the right web page. Black Friday is over, but our team of deal experts are scanning the internet for the discounts that are still live. Many retailers have already changed their sales to Cyber Monday deals, which will be on November, 27.

There aren't as many specifications to fuss over when it comes to the best gaming RAM options, but your rig won't get very far without a stick or four of reliable memory. It is an essential component if you want the best gaming PC.

While 8GB is the minimum we recommend for any gaming system, best new PC games are going to need something like 16GB. This will help you meet minimum specs for the latest games, and it'll come in handy if you like to play while running a few Chrome tabs and Discord.

Oh, and don't forget, there's a vital choice to be made when it comes to RGB lighting (no, really). It seems like a ludicrous and unnecessary addition, but there's no quicker way to tell if you've properly clicked in your sticks than by an assault of flashing colors. Whatever your needs, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get some sweet RAM deals over Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 11:34 AM
     Amazon has slashed $500 off this epic RTX 4070 Corsair gaming PC

Normally our advice is to build your own PC because it can be both cheaper and more effective when you can pick your own components. However, this Black Friday, the Corsair Vengeance i7400 is $500 off and way too good to pass on.

Not only does the Corsair Vengeance i7400 contain one of the best graphics cards you can buy, but it's optimized for high-end gaming, and liquid-cooling for the CPU is the cherry on top. Better still, coming from Corsair you know the quality here is going to be held to a very high standard, so for $1,999.99, down from $2,499.99, this PC gaming tower is a steal.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 9:55 AM
     Heavy metal icons Avenged Sevenfold tease Fortnite collab

I have videogames to thank for introducing me to Avenged Sevenfold, so it only seems right for the American heavy metal icons to make their way to gaming's biggest and most popular multiplayer sandbox, Fortnite. In a teasing post on social media, A7X reveals that it's the latest musical sensation set to join the battle royale game and general social hangout simulator, following the reveal of three Fortnite Eminem skins earlier this week.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 9:38 AM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes November 2023

November 25, 2023: A new Arm Wrestle Sim code has arrived.

What are the new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes? This popular Roblox experience channels the simulator games of the past few years, rewarding your strenuous clicks with rapidly multiplying strength. Arm Wrestle codes can speed up the process exponentially, earning you the gains you need to bend everyone's elbows and slam even the beefiest of opponent's forearms onto the table. Keep up with all the latest codes before they expire, and you'll have a natural advantage over those who don't.

As we've already alluded to, Arm Wrestle Simulator takes the ideas of many other popular Roblox games to create one centered around a less violent form of settling your differences, without resorting to a boring game of rock, paper, scissors. For further freebies in other action-packed Roblox releases, be sure to grab the latest Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes before they're gone.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 9:35 AM
     Car Dealership Tycoon codes November 2023

November 25, 2023: Three new Car Dealership Tycoon codes are in.

What are the new Car Dealership Tycoon codes? Alongside the obbies, murder mysteries, and shooters, Roblox is filled to the brim with any life simulator you could imagine, allowing you to live out your wildest dreams. If you've always wanted to run your own car dealership, test drive the fastest sports cars, and rake in that cash, then Foxzie's Car Dealership Tycoon lets you do just that.

As with any new business, you need money to get off the ground. Sure, Car Dealership Tycoon hands out easy money, as you can earn it by simply driving around the Roblox experience, but you'll be driving for a while before you can add that new floor to the showroom. That's where these codes come in, granting you bucket loads of instant cash. If you're a little light on customers, why not take a break from running your business, as we've also got regularly updated lists for Anime Champions Simulator codes, Southwest Florida codes, and Blox Fruits codes in November 2023.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 9:32 AM
     Death Ball codes November 2023

November 25, 2023: A new Death Ball code is in for update 1.3.

What are the new Death Ball codes? If you're looking for some free gems to afford the anime-inspired skin of your dreams or the best blades and skills you need to keep up with the competition, then you've come to the right place as we're here with some codes to help you win a round of Death Ball.

Of course, this is a very similar game to one of the most popular Roblox experiences out there, but with an anime twist. Incidentally, we have all the latest freebies in one place if you're looking for the latest Blade Ball codes, and if you prefer anime gems, these some Haze Piece codes, Fruits Battlegrounds codes, or Anime Champions Simulator codes will get you free stuff there too.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:24 AM
     Black Friday gaming laptop deals 2023: top discounts still live

The best Black Friday laptop deals are officially over, but that hasn't stopped retailers from keeping up the discounts. Cyber Monday is almost here, and at most retailers, price savings will be around for a little longer. Amazon has now labeled its sale as Cyber Monday deals, and we're also some epic discounts at Best Buy until the end of today.

The best gaming laptop for you isn't necessarily the most expensive on the market. Whether you want a budget gaming laptop or a top-end Alienware gaming laptop, you'll find reductions below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, November 25, 2023 11:28 AM

Amazon doesn't specifically list this as a Black Friday deal. But it's certainly a bargain that you can take advantage of this Black Friday weekend. AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X processor is available for just either side of half-price, depending on which side of the pond you live on. Regardless, that's a big chunk off one of the best gaming CPUs around.

When Katharine reviewed the 5600X back in 2020, she called it "a stonkingly fast gaming CPU". It's a six-core, twelve thread processor, with each of its Vermeer processors providing speedy single-core performance, making it an ideal CPU for playing both modern multithreaded games, and older single-thread titles. There are of course plenty of faster CPUs around these days, but you'll pay significantly more for those, and it's only prudent to do so if you're looking to get the highest framerates at 1080p. If you're gaming at 4k, then it's your GPU that'll be doing most of the heavy lifting, and your funds are better spent there.

It's also worth noting that the 5600X is highly power efficient, with a TDP of just 65 watts. This makes it both more economical and more environmentally friendly that a lot of CPUs, an important consideration if your energy bills are making you wince.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:38 AM

These days the best gaming mice often have nearly as many buttons as your keyboard. But at the end of the day, a gaming mouse needs three things, a left-button, a right-button and a scroll-wheel. And this Black Friday weekend, you can get twice that many buttons three, plus some fetching RGB lighting, for less than twenty quid.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, November 25, 2023 9:37 AM

RAM is rarely the first consideration when upgrading a PC, as it has a much smaller impact on performance compared to a better processor or a spanking new GPU. But you also won't get without far it, and we are slowly heading toward the point where more RAM is preferable. This year brought a scare when Star Wars: Jedi Survivor seemingly needed a minimum 32GB of RAM. Luckily that turned out to be an error in the system requirements, but as the size and detail of video game worlds exerts greater demand on load times, RAM will become more important. And if you want to get ahead of the game(s), you can get 32GB of rock solid ram for less than £50 this Black Friday weekend.

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Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 3:00 PM

Dragon's Dogma 2

Over a decade after 2012's Dragon's Dogma, a sequel is finally on the horizon. While the preview trailers and videos have shown exciting new environments and classes, like keeping old features like the Pawn system, there are a few things we're still hoping to see from the full release of Dragon's Dogma 2.

To start with, We hope Capcom continues with its experiments with the class system. The classes (or vocations) revealed so far have been a blend of the old and the new. Though the Fighter, Mage and Magick Archer return, the Mystic Knight has become the Mystic Spearhand with a new weapon. Meanwhile the Strider in Dragon's Dogma 2 has been split into Thief and Archer classes that focus on melee and ranged attacks, respectively. These seem minor changes, but could be signs that larger ones are on the table.

Dragon's Dogma 2
Image via Capcom

For example, the splitting of the Strider into two classes might also mean more advanced vocations in Dragon's Dogma 2. Previously there was both an advanced version of each base class (like the Warrior or Sorcerer), and 3 hybrids combining 2 base classes each (such as the Magick Archer being part Strider, part Mage). Even with the Magick Archer likely the combination of Mage and Archer, that leaves combos like Archer and Fighter open, or even for Thief and Archer to recombine into Strider as an advanced class.

Then there's the duospear weapon, which didn't exist in the original Dragon's Dogma. If there's one new weapon, theres the potential for more. We may have already seen one, as the first trailer shows a magic-user wielding some kind of flail or censer in order to cast a spell. Weapons for the original advanced vocations like the Greatsword, which we've also seen in the trailers, were something of an evolution or variation of the base classes' weapon. In this case, discarding the Fighter's shield to focus on offense. Following that mode of thought, the censer could be an area-focused variation of the staff for the advanced Mage vocation, while perhaps the advanced Archer might wield a less maneuverable crossbow or early firearm as a weapon.

Dragon's Dogma 2
Image via Capcom

Moving on from classes, I'm hoping for more endgame content like the Everfall, Dragonforging or even Bitterblack Isle, which was added in the Dark Arisen expansion. These were meaty dungeons or activities that served as sources of improved gear, as well as new challenges to take on after clearing the story. It's entirely possible something like this might be saved for DLC later down the line, but I'm hoping there'll still be some surprises to explore after the story is complete in the base edition of Dragon's Dogma 2.

The Pawn system returns from the first game and, while I think full multiplayer is likely off the table, it would be nice to see an expansion on the social aspect. For those unfamiliar, Dragon's Dogma has you adventuring with a party of four. You design your player character and a computer-controlled companion called a Pawn. The final two slots in the party are filled by other Pawns, either default ones made by the developers or the Pawns of other players. How you oufit your Pawn for battles, how you direct them or talk to them, even what quests you've completed with them, can all influence how they behave when someone else recruits your Pawn to help in their adventures.

Sometimes you might find a Pawn that really compliments your playstyle, or knows just how to help you through a tricky quest you're stuck on. Then later on, you might meet the same Pawn again, and see how their master has developed them over the course of the game. You can even send gifts or messages back to the Pawn's master when you dismiss them! This is a really unique system that begs to be expanded upon, either through new ways to develop Pawns or to interact with people through them.

Dragon's Dogma 2
Image via Capcom

Above all we just hope Dragon's Dogma 2 keeps some of the obtuse weirdness that made the first game so memorable. We've seen that the Pawns are just as chatty as they were before, but we're also hoping the game retains oddities like the romance selection system, which could result in various merchants or even the court jester being chosen as the player character's beloved if they had high enough affection. Then there's the fast travel, which was expensive and infrequent in the original release before being made more usable in Dark Arisen. While Capcom has already shown off the Ox-cart system for travelling long distances, I hope they don't make other fast travel options like Portcrystals too convenient until at least late game. Having to find your way around the environments on foot meant you got to know them better and made shortcuts more meaningful, though it's a fine line between familiarity and frustration.

Of course, it's entirely possible Capcom has very different plans for what direction it wants to take the game in, but these are just some of the things I'm hoping to see. A lot of what Capcom has been showing off so far for Dragon's Dogma 2 has been extremely promising, but in the end we'll have to wait for release day to see what's in store for our Arisen.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is headed to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X. A recent leak revealed an apparent release date of March 22, 2024.

The post Things We'd Like to See from Dragon's Dogma 2 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Project Voltage New Artwork

Following a brief break, more new Hatsune Miku x Pokemon collaboration Project Voltage songs returned. The official social media account for the crossover revealed the names of the next four Vocaloid producers who will create Vocaloid songs based on Pokemon motifs and that include sound samples from the games.

The next four Vocaloid producers to participate in Project Voltage will be the following people, and their songs will be released in this order:

  • cosMo@Bousou-P: December 1, 2023
  • Tota Kasamura: December 8, 2023
  • GigaP: December 15, 2023
  • Jin: December 22, 2023

The next producer to make a song for the project will be cosMo@Bousou-P. You may recognize him from his more popular works like "The Intense Voice of Hatsune Miku" and "The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku."

The next four Pokemon themed songs will be released weekly on the producers' official YouTube channels. Currently, there are four other songs from Project Voltage that have already been released. These are PinocchioP's "The Pokemon Inside My Heart," Deco 27's "Volt Tackle," Inabakumori's "Denki Yohou," and Mitchie M's "Mirai Donna Darou."

Additionally, new artwork featuring Hachune Miku (a chibi mascot derivative of Hatsune Miku) and a team of leek-wielding Pokemon was uploaded. You can view the new illustration in the post below:

For the past few weeks, the Project Voltage social media account has been uploading artwork featuring Vocaloid and Pokemon. The previous image that was shared was of Miku and Meiko together to celebrate her 19th anniversary.

Project Voltage will continue into 2024.

The post Next Four Project Voltage Vocaloid Producers Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Idoly Pride Love Live Sunshine Collaboration

An in-game Idoly Prise crossover event with Love Live Sunshine will run from November 28, 2023 to December 20, 2023 in the mobile game. The three second-year idols Chika Takami, You Watanabe, and Riko Sakurauchi from Aqours will be available to collect in the gacha.

To celebrate the launch of the collaboration, the first ten gacha rolls will be free. Also, the chance to receive a 5-star idol will be doubled during the event period. By logging in during the event period, players can receive Love Live Sunshine outfits for the Idoly Pride characters, as well as other gifts.

You can watch the promotional video for the upcoming in-game event below:

Besides the gacha, players can play the game with a special version of Aqours' debut single "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai." It will feature only Chika, You, and Riko singing this version of the song. A full 3D music video for the song will be added as well. Additionally, a fully voiced event story featuring the Aqours second-year idols will be available to read.

We can already watch the full Idoly Pride 3D music video for "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai:"

To celebrate the holiday season, a Christmas costume pack for each of the Aqours members will be available from the in-game shop. Purchasing a pack will allow the player to dress the girls in festive outfits.

Idoly Pride Love Live Sunshine Collaboration
Image via CyberAgent, Music Rain, and Straight Edge

Idoly Pride is available to download globally on iOS and Android devices. The anime can be streamed on Crunchyroll.

The post Idoly Pride x Love Live Sunshine Event Begins in November appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:30 PM

Hatsune Miku Project Sekai Sanrio Collaboration

Sega detailed the Sanrio event set take place in the Japanese version of Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage, known in Japan as Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku on the official social media account. The event will pair each character with a Sanrio mascot and run from December 5-19, 2023.

During this crossover event, players will be able to play the gacha to collect cards featuring new illustrations that will assist them during the live shows. The highest rarity cards (four stars) that will be featured include Hatsune Miku with Hello Kitty, Saki Tenma with Pompompurin, Aoi Momoi with My Melody, Toya Aoyagi with Pochacco, Emu Otori with Cinnamoroll, and Ena Shinonome with Kuromi.

Here's a list of each Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage, aka Project Sekai, character featured in the event and their matching Sanrio mascot:

  • Akito Shinonome: Badtz-Maru
  • An Shiraishi: Lloromannic
  • Aoi Momoi: My Melody
  • Emu Otori: Cinnamoroll
  • Ena Shinonome: Kuromi
  • Haruka Kiritani: Tuxedo Sam
  • Hatsune Miku: Hello Kitty
  • Honami Mochizuki: Marron Cream
  • Ichika Hoshino: Dear Daniel
  • Kagamine Len: Little Twin Stars (Kiki)
  • Kagamine Rin: Little Twin Stars (Lala)
  • Kaito: Pekkle
  • Kanade Yoisaki: Marumofubiyori
  • Kohane Azusawa: Corocorokuririn
  • Mafuyu Asahina: Cogimyun
  • Megurine Luka: My Sweet Piano
  • Meiko: Nya Ni Nyu Ne Nyon
  • Minori Hanasato: Kirimi-chan
  • Mizuki Akiyama: Bonbonribbon
  • Nene Kusanagi: Usahana
  • Rui Kamishiro: Hangyodon
  • Saki Tenma: Pompompurin
  • Shiho Hinomori: Sugarbunnies
  • Shizuku Hinomori: Wish Me Mell
  • Toya Aoyagi: Pochacco
  • Tsukasa Tenma: Kerokerokeroppi

See each new illustration in the gallery below:

Additionally, if a player pulls one of the six highest rarity Sanrio collaboration cards, they will also receive a headband accessory for their avatar themed based on the mascot they are paired with in the artwork. Also, during the event period, a Hello Kitty virtual avatar will be available at the Virtual Live Shop.

You can view the Sanrio accessories in the gallery below:

Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage is available to download globally for Android and iOS devices. This Sanrio event is only confirmed for Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku at the moment.

The post Hatsune Miku Colorful Stage Sanrio Collaboration Event Detailed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:00 PM

persona 3 reload release date

Persona 3 Reload releases in early 2024 as a monumental entry. It represents one of the few remakes in series that mostly dealt with the occasional remaster, re-release, or updated version, but never quite a true remake from the ground up. However, Persona 3 Reload should only be the first of several remakes, including a Persona 2 Remake.

Persona 2 has a unique status in the series as not one, but two games that make up its storyline. Innocent Sin released first in 1999 for the PS1 and was followed up a year later with its direct sequel Eternal Punishment in 2000. Sure, Atlus remastered both of these games for the PSP, but only one released outside of Japan.

Persona 3 Reload classroom
Image via Atlus

However, that awkward release isn't even the main issue with these games. Both Persona 2 titles (and the original for that matter) are such a challenge to go back to. I played them for the first time over a decade ago on the PSP, and they were a trudge to get through even back then. If people think Persona 3 needs a remake, it goes doubly so for these two games.

The isometric perspective feels awkward when exploring both in and out of dungeons. The turn-based combat is somewhat similar to later games, but feels slow and like a chore at times. This is all a shame, because the Persona 2 duology offers some of the finest storylines in the series if you can get through the frustrating gameplay.

Both titles focus heavily on the power of rumors. This plays a part in the gameplay, where the player makes choices and spreads rumors for events to happen. It also deals with a very different Joker than the iconic Phantom Thieves leader in Persona 5 and a surprising story with twists and turns.

Without spoilers, both titles feel essential and intertwined with one another to make the overall Persona 2 plot. This is why I feel like a Persona 2 Remake with both games in a singular story could be fascinating. Alternatively, it could come in a package of separate games.

Persona 2 Remake Innocent Sin Eternal Punishment
Image via Atlus

The overall plot and lovable characters can remain the same, especially in the case of the rare female protagonist Maya, but the graphics and gameplay could benefit from a modern touch. It would be nice to see some of the features from the later core titles as well, such as the Persona Compendium and a deep social link system.

The latter is especially vital, since these games introduced romance for the first time. Players could romance and get special endings with a few of the party members, including the first same-sex relationship in the franchise. These games were far ahead of their time at the turn of the millennium but the graphics and gameplay feel severely outdated today. Here's hoping the release of Persona 3 Reload leads to an eventual Persona 2 Remake or two.

Persona 3 Reload will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 2, 2024.

The post Persona 3 Reload Should Pave the Way for a Persona 2 Remake appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, November 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Professor Layton and the New World of Steam Release Date Revealed Soon at Level-5 Livestream

It was announced on the Professor Layton social media account that further details about Professor Layton and the New World of Steam, the next entry in the series, will be revealed during the upcoming LEVEL5 VISION 2023 II livestream on November 29, 2023 at 9pm JST (7am ET/4am PT). Additionally, other new Level-5 games and their release dates will be shown.

Until now, we haven't been told anything about when we can expect to see Professor Layton and the New World of Steam. The product listing only stated the launch was "to be determined."

The upcoming new Level-5 video games that will appear at the event and may be assigned release dates during the livestream will be the following:

  • Decapolice
  • Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
  • Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road
  • Megaton Musashi W: Wired
  • Professor Layton and the New World of Steam

Earlier this November 2023, Level-5 delayed Fantasy Life i to 2024.

The upcoming LEVEL5 VISION 2023 II livestream will begin on the official Level-5 YouTube channel on November 29, 2023. English and traditional Chinese subtitles will also be available on the livestream. Prior to this event, many of the titles had tentative 2023 and 2024 launch windows, but no specific release dates.

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     Re4Resident Evil 4 is a pretty fantastic video game, right? So it makes sense that you'll be looking for more after rolling credits on another fantastic remake from Capcom. Here's our list of 10 games like Resident Evil 4 to sink your teeth into. The 10 games like RE4 to sink your teeth into Resident Evil 4 (2005) & other RE games Image: Capcom The obvious choice for a game like Resident Evil 4 is another version of Resident Evil 4! If you haven't played the original, you really owe it to yourself to, it's a great time. Likewise, other Resident Evil games have pretty similar design philosophies to the RE4 remake, such as the other recent Resident Evil remakes of 2 & 3. The Evil Within Image: Tango Gameworks/Bethesda The Evil Within has the same director as the original Resident Evil 4, that being Shinji Mikami. It not only shares the same director however, as it's also a third-person survival horror game. For me, it's probab...

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     Persona 3Persona 3 Reload is only a little while away, but if you want your Persona fix here and now, then a little while is a little while too long. Here's our choices for the 10 games to play while you wait for Persona 3 Reload. The 10 games to play while you wait for Persona 3 Reload Before we get started I think it's important to state that there are not many games like Persona out there. Not many games combine the life-sim stuff with a JRPG, however much we wish more things would. So for this list, while there are a few that are pretty close to Persona on this list, I will also be looking at the different aspects of Persona, like the social/life-sim elements and the persona collection system, and hoping you can find the game in this list that appeals to what you're looking for right now. Anyway, without further ado, here's our list of the 10 games to play while you wait for Persona 3 Reload. Persona 5 Royal I know starting a list about playing games that ar...

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     Final Fantasy 16 Gelatinous MassThe Final Fantasy franchise has always been a magnet for cosplay and merchandise gifts, and Final Fantasy 16 is no exception. Just a quick search on Google will net thousands of results. However, picking the perfect one takes a little knowledge, and that's why I'm here. The 5 best Final Fantasy 16 gifts Look no further; these are the best of the best for any fan of Final Fantasy 16. Clive Rosfield's Ultima Sword replica Etsy We're coming out swinging with the first gift, but it is something that will be treasured forever. This is the legendary sword from the Final Fantasy 16 game, and it makes a statement. The 3D-printed sword weighs an impressive 700 grams and comes in at 1.5m length. This is the ultimate gift for and Final Fantasy 16 superfan. Anyone who has played through the game will instantly recognize this showpiece. It would make the perfect display on a wall or shelf. You never know, it may come in handy one d...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:00 AM
     World Of Warcraft DragonsDPS is king in World of Warcraft, and with the third season of Mythic+ underway, players are going to want to bring the best DPS they can in WoW, which we're going to cover below. WoW Dragonflight: Mythic+ DPS Tier List Mythic+ is one of the end-game pillars of World of Warcraft, and it has been since it was introduced back in Legion, over seven years ago. The mode offers a chance to compete for the best times in certain dungeons, and more often than not, Blizzard will rotate eight dungeons from previous expansions back into the mix for players to test out. However, the composition of the five players you're going to bring into each of these dungeons is vital, and with so many DPS specs in World of Warcraft at the time, there are some that are simply better than others. Related: Is patch 10.2 the last update to the Dragonflight expansion? Below is a snapshot of where the overall DPS tier list for Mythic+ is at the t...

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Kotaku Saturday, November 25, 2023 7:30 AM

From mergers to memes, the landscape of interactive entertainment is always in motion. Here's your cheat sheet for the week's most important stories in gaming.


Kotaku Saturday, November 25, 2023 6:30 AM

Gamers are a passionate bunch, and we're no exception. These are the week's most interesting perspectives on the wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird world of video game news.


PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 7:59 AM
     Snag a free Warframe for your collection with Twitch Drops

The Warframe Whispers in the Walls update is set to kick off the free game's next big story arc in December, and with a major unveiling of what we can expect at The Game Awards, you'll be well rewarded for tuning in to watch. With a free Warframe up for grabs, you can get your hands on another suit for your collection and check out what the future of the multiplayer RPG looks like simultaneously.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 6:57 AM
     Lost Ark's much-requested balance update won't arrive until January

Lost Ark updates have been a source of contention for the massively multiplayer ARPG since its western launch in February 2022. First released in South Korea in December 2019, the MMORPG's worldwide version has long struggled to try and catch up with its Korean counterpart. That disparity comes into clearer view whenever big, popular changes arrive for Korean players - with the most recent such incident causing developers Amazon Games and Smilegate to address the matter directly.

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PCGamesN Saturday, November 25, 2023 7:41 AM
     Best Black Friday graphics card deals 2023

Black Friday itself may be over, but the best Black Friday graphics card deals are still live for a few more days. Of course, they'll give you better performance for less money, but finding the best graphics card comes down to more than just cost. Both AMD and Nvidia have great options across the price spectrum, and each manufacturer offers unique advantages for those who game with or without ray tracing.

Even cheaper GPUs from the last generation will give you pixel-pushing power, so don't be put off investing in them if you spot a good deal. Whether you are in the market for a no-holds-barred graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, you'll find the best Black Friday deals below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, November 25, 2023 3:00 AM

Deck the halls with strings of neon, reader dear, for Cyber Monday is almost upon is. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, bringing friends and family together to exchange warez, sing Front Line Assembly carols, and quaff mulled Jolt Cola in celebration of all things cyber. Ah, brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. Please, do tell me what you're planning for Cyber Monday. And tell me what you're playing this weekend. Here's what we're clicking on!

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     Sf6 Jp EmbraceThe holidays are here, and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, you know that some good family tension is on the way. If you need to let loose a little this holiday season, here are some great games for you to get your frustrations out. 7 games like Street Fighter 6 Of course, when I talk about games "like Street Fighter 6," I really just mean any fighting game that might suit your fancy. That being said, certain fighting games may be more effective at letting loose any grievances you may have if you have a particularly dark sense of humor. (Fighting game heads, you already know.) Here are some great games like Street Fighter 6 if you need to let loose a little. Mortal Kombat 1 Image: Warner Bros. Games Maybe it's my messed-up sense of self that enjoys watching all the guts and glory that Mortal Kombat loves to present. But there's a sense of comfort imagining someone I feel particularly dark about get Fatalitied in a gloriousl...