Nov 26, 16:00

PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 2:05 PM
     Anime Ball codes November 2023 – Free spins and yen boosts

November 26, 2023: There's a new Anime Ball code for update 7.

What are the new Anime Ball codes? The latest contender to the throne of one of Roblox's best performing titles of 2023 is here, and it's putting up a fight. With multiple codes dropping almost every day and weekly updates still on the cards, now's the time to jump into a fresh new take on the genre if you're looking for a second chance.

Think you've missed the boat on the new and emerging Roblox genre of reflex-based sports games? The latest Blade Ball codes might have you thinking it's not too late. If you're looking for a more relaxed time, however, Fruit Battlegrounds codes or Shinobi Life 2 codes might be more up your alley.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 2:07 PM
     Death Ball codes November 2023

November 26, 2023: A new Death Ball code has arrived as an apology for lost swords.

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 Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:05 PM
     Diablo meets Risk of Rain in new roguelike, and it's a free Steam game

Diablo has the classic, top-down action that has you dashing between groups of enemies, unleashing your skills to devastating effect. Risk of Rain has that frenetic, wave-based horde survival with a gorgeous sci-fi aesthetic. But what if the two were to collide? The result might look something like Gatekeeper: Infinity, a new indie roguelike with up to four-player co-op that's just arrived as a free Steam game.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:07 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 balance of performance and temperature within best gaming PC go hand-in-hand, as the more you make your CPU sweat, the weaker the performance levels it will accomplish. Pop a decent CPU cooler on top of one of the best gaming CPU options, and you'll have a rig that's ready to run a marathon.

It doesn't matter 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 - and now the Cyber Monday rush - is bringing some very decent CPU cooler prices, which you'll find below.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:49 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 Druids get even better with big Wild Shape upgrade

Baldur's Gate 3 Druids have got to be one of my favorite classes. After much deliberation, it was the option I chose for my first character, so I'll always have a special bias. Beyond that, Druid companions Halsin and Jaheira are two of the most interesting and fun characters to have around. Yet while the Druid's signature spell Wild Shape is a very cool and undoubtedly powerful ability, allowing you to transform into all manner of different animals, it can feel a little one-note, with several of the forms rarely seeing use. That's all changed now, however, thanks to a new BG3 mod.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:25 PM
     Best Cyber Monday gaming mouse deals in 2023

Are you ready to catch the best Cyber Monday gaming mouse deals this year? Most retailers are continue their Black Friday deals into next week for Monday November 27.

The best gaming mouse can give you the edge in Valorant or CS2 with better sensors, adjustable DPI, or extra buttons to enhance the best PC MMOs. You could even cut the cord and opt for wireless connectivity, as 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth now feature minimal latency.

Since these features can often come at a premium price, Cyber Monday is the ideal time to upgrade to the best gaming mouse. With  Corsair, Roccat, and HyperX likely to get in on the Black Friday festivities, there are plenty of reasons to be excited.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:07 AM
     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.

There are a ton of choices to make with a PC gaming keyboard. Do you go mechanical? What switches do you need? Is RGB essential (who are we kidding, of course it is). You don't want just any keyboard this Black Friday, you want the gaming keyboard that's going to help you set your skills apart from the rest of the lobby.

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 will empower you to then check out the best Black Friday gaming mouse deals.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:52 AM
     These are the best Cyber Monday PC deals for 2023

The best Black Friday gaming PC deals for 2023 are officially over, but retailers are not offering Cyber Monday deals, ahead of November, 27. In some cases, prices are dropping a little more as we come to the end of the festive savings season.

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.

While you may like the idea of building your own system from scratch, the pre-builds that we select are all more than capable gaming rigs from a range of performance levels. The added cost you may expect when buying a pre-built gaming PC - what is essentially a convenience premium - is completely eradicated during this year's sales, so you can really come out the other side with a bargain.

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 Sunday, November 26, 2023 9:53 AM
     This unique 9/10 adventure game is just $4 on Steam, but not for long

Take the classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure games of the '90s like The Secret of Monkey Island or Sam and Max, with all their charm and humor as you explore, talk to people, and combine items to solve puzzles in all manner of weird ways. Then add the wall-hopping of 2D platformers such as Celeste and Steamworld Dig 2. What you now hold is Lair of the Clockwork God, a very funny indie game that boasts a 94% Steam rating and can be yours for just $4 right now thanks to a generous Steam sale offer.

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PCGamesN Sunday, November 26, 2023 9:57 AM
     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 officially begin on Monday, November, 27 but like with Black Friday, is pretty loose on timings as long as the discounts are ready.

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, and in recent months we've even seen them demand 32GB. 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. You'll also need to be cautious of the speed you're buying, with 32ooMHz being the maximum possible with DDR4, and 4800MHz being the minimum for DDR5.

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 Sunday, November 26, 2023 9:43 AM
     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 Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:46 AM
     These epic Cyber Monday deals at Best Buy are already live

The best Black Friday Best Buy deals have now turned into Cyber Monday deals. The retailer has been offering incredible PC gaming deals all weekend, and we'll help you find the top bargains.

Best Buy has slashed prices on everything you'd want from a PC setup, including the best graphics cards, keyboards, mice, monitors, and solid-state drives. We've handpicked the best deals below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:35 AM

Mechanical keyboards may offer a superior typing experience, but they are also A) expensive, and B) loud. So if you're looking to save money on your next PC build, or you want to play games late at night without incurring the wrath of your household, then the Razer Cynosa Lite will offer a cheaper, quieter experience. It also packs in a lot of features for a budget board, and you get grab this already inexpensive peripheral for less than half-price this Black Friday weekend.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, November 26, 2023 10:19 AM

The best PC gaming monitors can run the gamut from ultrawide 8k screens curved like the spacetime around Jupiter, to bespoke esports monitors that refresh faster than the Ticketmaster page for a Taylor Swift concert. But if all you want is for your PC games to look nice while spending as little as humanly possible, here's a screen you can stick on your desk for less than £75 this Black Friday weekend.

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Twinfinite Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:28 PM
Legend has it the Pirate King used these codes, too.

Siliconera Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:00 PM

Review- Spirittea Takes a Supernatural Approach to the Stardew Valley Formula

Games like Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons helped players realize how comforting a life sim can be, and now Spirittea is around to build on that formula. While this time farming isn't a part of the equation, the idea of managing a bathhouse and collecting spirits is just as satisfying.

Like Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons, Spirittea involves a player moving from the city to a more serene life in the countryside. You're heading there to write, and a tidy home in a surprisingly bustling small village awaits you. However, not long after moving in you realize that it's also a community filled with spirits, many of whom forgot who they are due to the nearby bathhouse being out of service. So instead of getting to write the next great novel, you're catering to supernatural beings' needs and improving life in the village for everyone. As you find more spirits, earn more money, and settle in, you gradually get a larger, more adept bathhouse and the ability to improve your personal space.

Spirittea Stardew Valley
Image via Cheesemaster Games

Spirittea does task players with being more involved and active than in a similar sort of game like Stardew Valley. Let's take the actual running of the bathhouse. You need to constantly be aware of certain tasks and elements to keep it running. You need to place spirits in tubs, ideally ones that fit them and are with other supernatural beings they'd want to sit beside. You sometimes need to scrub their backs. You must take used towels and wash them in the basin, then leave them to try for a brief amount of time, all before taking them back to leave in a pile next to the entrance for more spirits. You also need to constantly check the fire below, cutting from the bathhouse tree's roots when needed, to keep the temperature up for the baths and the towel drying station. 

It's a lot! I'd almost say it is to Spirittea's detriment, in a way. While games like Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons also involve taking on a lot of chores, they take far less time to complete each day. It's easier to deal with a brief bit of farm work each day, compared to keeping a bathhouse open for a substantial period and constantly having your avatar in action to go through a constant to-do list that is never done since you always need more towels, more wood, and more spirits seated. I also found it was easy to fall into a situation where I wouldn't stop working until the fire actually ran out in the basement, thus eating away at any socializing or spirit investigation.

At least activities outside the bathhouse don't always involve that much action. In order to get more customers and bring peace to the village, you'll need to use your spirit vision around town when you see things that aren't quite right or hear talk about an odd occurrence either in conversations or at the town's bulletin board. When you do, you'll then need to head to a certain area to investigate. As an example, you'll learn from Sujin that someone is vandalizing her boat at night. So if you hang around the boat around 6pm, you can catch it in the act. While some investigations just involve talking to spirits, the one I brought up involving Sujin's boat also involves a chase segment where you need to hunt the suspects down.

There are also minigames. Unfortunately, Spirittea often isn't clear about how these activities, which you can do with a townsperson to increase your friendship levels with them. So while the karaoke one is fairly simple, as you are pressing buttons in time with prompts like any rhythm game, others aren't quite so clear. However, the sake bomb drinking game isn't as obvious and may take some trial and error to learn. 

Once you do find a rhythm though, Spirittea is quite an engaging life sim. Especially since there's some fun pixel art for both the environments and characters. Seeing who the new spirits are and how they look is entertaining, and it prompted me to even look into some Japanese yokai to search for possible inspirations. I also liked the villager character designs, though I would have appreciated a bit more characterization and backstories for some of them so I'd feel more connected to the human members of the cast.

I like the change of pace Spirittea brings, as it offers a Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons sort of experience, but manages to be its own unique game. It might not be as relaxing when you're actually at work in the bathhouse, due to the number of tasks available, but I found I got accustomed to my new schedule. It's just delightful to see a different take on a life sim that still feels inviting and hits familiar cues.

Spirittea is available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:00 PM

lethal company

There's something about multiplayer indie games where you and your friends go into messed up environments and nightmarish situations that makes for an incredibly fun time, and Lethal Company fits that bill perfectly. Between its simplistic gameplay and surprisingly scary enemies, it's easy to rack up hours in the game without realizing it.

lethal company exploration and enemies
Screenshot by Siliconera

Zeekerss, a game developer who started out making games on Roblox, is the creator of Lethal Company. On Roblox, he created Light Bulb and Silent Dark, which are both horror games. Since then, he has received games such as It Steals and The Upturned onto Steam. Both games have had Overwhelmingly Positive reviews. Lethal Company is also incredibly popular on Steam. It has almost 48,000 reviews (as of the time of writing) and an Overwhelmingly Positive score.

So, what is Lethal Company all about? It's a game about the horrors of capitalism and space exploration, to sum it up. Players take on the roles of employees of a Company. Your job is to visit abandoned moons and salvage items or scrap to sell for money. There is a quota that you must meet within three days of exploration. If you don't meet it, bad things happen. Though the moons are abandoned, there's still native fauna who have no qualms attacking and eating you if they see you, making work a highly hazardous experience.

The fun of Lethal Company is in the chaos that can ensue. As such, it's much more fun with an established group of friends. I found it easier to communicate using messenger apps like Discord instead of the in-game proximity-based VC. However, proximity-based VC can lead to some really funny moments. It was always kind of hilarious suddenly hearing a scream echo in the distance due to how genuine the fear can get. Because it's so much better in the long run to split up the party, we sometimes didn't even immediately realize we lost someone until the person navigating us did. The game doesn't have much of a learning curve, which means that you can jump in very quickly without needing to reach pages of instructions.

Lethal Company bugs
Screenshot by Siliconera

Of course, since it's still in early access, the game does not feel fully finished yet. I'm not sure if the graphics are intentionally like this or not. But it almost seems like someone fiddled with saturation settings and accidentally left it on max. There was also some wonkiness to the animations, such as someone stretching and flying about when an Eyeless Dog pulled them through the door. Another issue was clipping. I died and my body clipped through the door, making it impossible to retrieve. Flashlights clipped through the storage container and we didn't notice until we bought more. They don't necessarily break the game, but they can be inconvenient. The graphics issue, when combined with the first-person perspective, could have also been why some of the people I played with experienced severe motion sickness.

Because you don't necessarily have to work entirely as a team in Lethal Company, it takes off a bit of the edge that can occur from multiplayer co-op games. I'm sure everyone has experienced a tense session with friends after someone did bad. But in this game, doing good takes a backseat to simply enjoying the adrenaline. Even though it's only in early access, it feels wonderfully complete as a gaming experience and I look forward to experiencing its final build.

Lethal Company is in early access. It's available on Windows PC via Steam.

The post Lethal Company is Already The Best Co-Op Game of 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:54 PM
     Monopoly Go Man PosingMonopoly GO has released the Nessie's Quest tournament, which has a theme closely tied to the Epic Myths Album that is nearing its deadline. How does Nessie's Quest work in Monopoly GO? Nessie's Quest is a tournament, with rewards that are a little unconventional – but in the best way! In tournaments, after you've earned five points to enter, you'll be grouped up with 49 other players to engage in a tight competition for points. Nessie's Quest will last for 2 days, until the 28th of November. During that time, you'll have to earn as many points as you can to get the best place in the tournament. To get points, you'll be engaging in nefarious activities. Land on Railway Tiles and perform the following tasks: Blocked Shutdown = 2 points. Successful Shutdown = 4 points. Small Heist = 8 points. Large Heist = 12 points. Bankrupt! = 16 points. Mega Heist = 24 points. ...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:46 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:00 PM

The Division 3 is also in development

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, November 26, 2023 11:39 AM

Nov 26, 06:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, November 26, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for holding a book about being calm in one hand while you doomscroll with the other, and trying to keep your toes warm because God knows that's the only thing you have any control over. Let's read some of the week's best writing about games and game-related things (which, as ever when I have to take over this column for a week, I interpret as broadly as possible).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, November 26, 2023 5:10 AM

The Logitech G432 has been our pick for the best gaming headset for ages, and with good reason. It packs a huge amount of quality into a very reasonably priced package. And this Black Friday weekend, that package is even more reasonably priced than usual, as this fantastic headset is down to half-price in both the UK and the US.

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Gamer Empire Sunday, November 26, 2023 4:35 AM
     Although Project Zomboid is a game where your survival skills are tested based on your experience and how well you gather resources, choosing the ideal spawn location will provide advantages in the early game, thus making your survival easier. Given the vast map size in Project Zomboid, it's impractical to visit each city manually to […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:59 AM
     Looking for the best Hand Cannon for your PvE or PvP build in Destiny 2? This list goes over the most notable Hand Cannons you can find, with Exotic and Legendary weapons both making the list. Read on and find a new weapon to add to your arsenal! Recommended Read: What Is the Veil in […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:40 AM
     Relics are a minor feature in terms of interaction, but when it comes to impact, relics are out of this world. This is why you should learn how to get relics and know what powers they can provide your empire. Getting hold of a powerful relic can shoot your empire's power level through the roof. […]