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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 9:24 PM

Learn more about the new features and improvements coming to CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 and Phantom Liberty with Update 2.1.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 8:25 PM

Set to release in 2025 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, the first trailer for Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto VI has been released.

The post Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1 Now Available appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 3:50 PM

The vibrant land of Thedas awaits with the new teaser trailer for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, released as part of Dragon Age Day 2023.

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Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 9:00 PM

Good news, everyone! Unless you've been living in a monastery, you're likely aware that 2023 is the year that video games got horny again. And no, I don't mean tastefully Hades frisky, I mean Leisure Suit Larry and Night Trap levels of unhinged lust, the likes of which "mainstream" gaming (whatever that means) hasn't…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 8:30 PM

Following the leak (and subsequent official release) of Grand Theft Auto 6's first trailer, fans have already taken to social media to gobble up handles matching the fictional ones depicted in Rockstar's upcoming game.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 7:45 PM

Rockstar Games has confirmed that, at least at launch, the company's long-awaited open-world crime sim, Grand Theft Auto VI, will launch on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 only, with no mention of a PC version.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 6:10 PM

The first trailer for Rockstar Games' upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI has arrived after a decade of rumors, speculation, and waiting.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 6:07 PM

The trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI was planned to be released tomorrow, on December 5, but a random Twitter account seems to have leaked it early. According to the trailer, the game is planned to launch in 2025.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 4:15 PM

The first trailer for Rockstar's next Grand Theft Auto game, likely to be named GTA VI, comes out December 5. What can we expect the trailer to reveal? Well, based on Rockstar's past GTA trailers, which are fantastic, there's a pattern that can help us predict what we might see during GTA VI's official debut.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 4:00 PM

At its core, Pokémon is a wildlife expedition. The series sends us into nature to capture these wonderful creatures to fight our battles for us. On top of that, we fill out a Pokédex and learn more about them as we capture them in Poké Balls. Over the years, the series has explored different human/Pokémon…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 3:45 PM

On December 5, Rockstar Games will finally show the world the first official look at the next Grand Theft Auto. The highly anticipated sequel to 2013's GTA V has a lot of hype, which might explain why over 50,000 fans are currently sat there watching a blank screen while waiting for the teaser.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 3:30 PM

Season two of Halo's TV adaptation is set to premiere on Paramount+ February 8, and we all got our first look over the weekend. It was packed with intense scenes forecasting the destruction of a world, lots of death, and lots of fighting. There were also a couple of neat little tidbits we spotted, including some…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 3:15 PM

The secret is out: the Yakuza / Like a Dragon series has great minigames. Whether you enjoy playing retro arcade brawlers like Virtua Fighter, dumping dozens of hours into becoming a real-estate tycoon, or chatting up bodacious babes at the hostess club, Sega's goofy action series has plenty of pleasant timesinks to…


PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 7:49 PM

In response to a leak, Rockstar Games has released the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer several hours before it was due to drop. And it's confirmed that we won't be getting our hands on GTA 6 till 2025. Furthermore, it doesn't seem like we'll be getting a PC version on release.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 6 release date, Best open-world games, GTA 5 cheats

PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 6:57 PM

What songs are on the GTA 6 soundtrack? With the first trailer leaking and then being released early by Rockstar, the studio's next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is already set for a promising soundtrack - but who can we expect to hear on the Vice City radio stations while cruising the city?

Grand Theft Auto 6 has been years in the making, but with previous entries in the series giving such golden music, our hopes are high for a repeat. By the time the GTA 6 release date rolls around, we'll have a much clearer picture of what the soundtrack and GTA 6 radio stations could look like, but until then what do we know so far about our potential singalong sessions for driving the length of the GTA 6 map and back?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 6 release date, Best open-world games, GTA 5 cheats

PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 6:28 PM

When is GTA 6 coming out? Given how many years it takes to create open worlds of the same caliber as GTA 5, it's no surprise that Rockstar Games has already spent years developing GTA 6. However, like most developers, Rockstar prefers to keep its secrets close to its chest until they're close to the end of development - and recent reports suggest that the release date is sooner than you might think.

The Grand Theft Auto 6 release date has certainly been a long time coming. Early gameplay leaks of GTA 6 surfaced online last year, along with lines of source code and development footage for the open-world game. There's been plenty of rumors and speculation surrounding the release date since then, but you can catch up with all the confirmed details in the GTA 6 trailer right here on PCGamesN. Here's all the latest on GTA 6, including news, gameplay, and of course, the release date.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 6 release date, Best open-world games, GTA 5 cheats

PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 4:36 PM

Ever wonder what Factorio would be like if your goal was to feed some amorphous Lovecraftian nasties? Snacktorio, which also adds in a helping of Overcooked and a smidgeon of Graveyard Keeper, has the answer. And, with a demo on Steam, you can test your monster-feeding skills right now.

PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 4:06 PM

It's rare to come away from testing a product feeling frustrated, but that's exactly how I feel following my time with the Thermaltake TGM-V32CQ curved gaming monitor. This is not a bad gaming monitor, far from it, but perhaps I expected more and just when I felt like there were moments when it would live up to the potential, it would soon slip away once again. 

While it would be hard to find a case for calling the Thermaltake TGM-V32CQ one of the best gaming monitors around, it is a fine example of a curved display available for a reasonable price. Thermaltake can take pride in that it produced a monitor that, on paper, was far behind other models I was testing at the same time, but still pushed them in terms of performance, eventually falling short on that final layer of quality.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 3:29 PM

Baldur's Gate 3's new epilogue has been embraced by the game's fans, letting them catch up with characters several months after the story ending. But if you're playing as the Dark Urge, you might end up with a grim new ending.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 builds, BG3 mods, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 6:30 PM

Rockstar have uploaded the first GTA 6 trailer ahead of schedule this evening after a second leak saw the whole thing get plastered across social media. Tomorrow, December 5th at 2pm GMT, was meant to be the grand reveal of GTA 6's first trailer, but Rockstar have put the whole thing live early, confirming that, yes, it is going to be called GTA 6, and it's coming in 2025.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 8:30 PM

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Lawson has announced the "Hololive Kuji: Hololife" collection, in which you'll be able to get small items you can use in your everyday life. The lottery will start on December 5, 2023, and it'll cost 820 JPY per attempt.

You can pull for Hololive Kuji: Hololife prizes from any Lawson, HMV, or United Cinema in Japan. For every three attempts you make in one transaction, you can get an original Hololive sticker. There are a total of sixteen variations, with only one sticker of each. This means that the first sixteen customers in a store can get a sticker.

Here is the full list of items:

  • 1-8: Tapestry (Going Out Version, with a copy of the Hololive member in question's comment on the tapestry)
  • 9-16: Tapestry (Roomwear version, with a copy of the Hololive member in question's autograph)
  • 17: Shirakami Fubuki's tissue cover
  • 18: Miko's offering box-style storage case
  • 19: Pekora's miniature rabbit-shaped clock
  • 20: Noel's bath bucket
  • 21: Luna's multiple-purpose card case
  • 22: Nene's mirror (with Nene)
  • 23: La+'s exclusive dinner plate (for kids)
  • 24: Chloe's coin pouch
  • 25-32: Acrylic stands (Going Out Version)
  • 33-40: Acrylic stands (Roomwear version; will come with a digital photo frame)
  • 41: Rubber coaster in the shape of their face (will come with an exclusive voice)
  • Last Prize: Shining print of the Hololive girls, along with their autographs

For reference, the eight Hololive members you can get goods for from this lottery are (in the order they appear in the line-up): Shirakami Fubuki, Sakura Miko, Usada Pekor, Shirogane Noel, Himemori Luna, Momosuzu Nene, La+ Darkness, and Sakamata Chloe. As well for prizes 17 through 24, you'll also get a QR code for an exclusive voice line. You'll need to use the Kuji Store app in order to scan it.

There will also be an Entertainment Chance. You can attempt it after collecting five serial codes from the lottery ticket. In total, 96 people can win the Entertainment Chance. Eighty of the prizes are signed acrylic panels, and 16 of them are life-sized panels.

The Hololive Kuji: Hololife lottery is available in Lawson, HMV, and United Cinemas in Japan. The lottery will run from December 5, 2023, to March 31, 2024.

The post Hololive Kuji: Hololife Lottery Has 42 Potential Prizes appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 8:00 PM

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The Boulder Town Super League event will return to Honkai: Star Rail starting on December 6, 2023. It'll run until December 25, 2023, and will be a Conventional Memoir after that date.

As a reminder, Conventional Memoirs are time-limited events that remain in the game even after its initial period. When you look at these events from the Travel Log, you can see a symbol resembling a box with a star. Events with this sign are Conventional Memoirs, and you can access them anytime from the Event Log.

You'll still be able to get rewards such as Stellar Jades from completing a Conventional Memoir, but not time-limited ones. Examples of Conventional Memoirs include the first Boulder Town Super League and Aurum Alley's Hustle and Bustle. The Boulder Town Martial Exhibition event in Honkai: Star Rail will require players to first finish the "Gladiator" Adventure Mission and the "Jarilo-VI—Silent Galaxy" Trailblaze Mission.

Limited-time rewards include Stellar Jades, Tracks of Destiny, and Relic Remains. There will be a total of seven matches, with one unlocking every day. This time, you'll also be able to use bonuses from various past schools of Belogian martial arts. The more fights you engage in, the more buffs you can get to power up your school.

Honkai: Star Rail is available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Boulder Town Martial Exhibition event will begin on December 6, 2023, and end on December 25, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 7:30 PM

Persona 3 Reload Character Designer Talks About Protagonist's Battle Outfit

Atlus character designer Azusa Shimada talked about the new battle outfit for the main character in Persona 3 Reload. The redesign was inspired by biker jackets and military uniforms.

Shimada said that he wanted to design the new battle outfit for Persona 3 Reload with the idea of equipment that would be best suited to support a group of young people facing their destiny on the battlefields of the Dark Hour.

Shimada also added that he wanted to increase the appearance of sturdiness and storage capacity while keeping a sense of ease of movement and not making it look bulky. The main inspiration for the new battle outfit was biker jackets and military clothing.

While creating the new design, they considered a version with the jacket closed but ultimately decided to keep the familiar version. At first, Shimada was worried that the new elements would detract from the charm of the original design, but he hoped they could enhance the sense of realism during combat.

You can check out the original Atlus social media post here:

Persona 3 Reload will come out for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on February 2, 2024. Atlus recently released a new trailer focused on the battle system.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 6:31 PM

Rockstar Publishes GTA 6 Trailer Early After Leaks

Rockstar Games has released the GTA 6 trailer early after it was leaked online a day before its scheduled premiere event. The video confirms that the long-awaited sequel takes place in Vice City and will be released in 2025.

Following a leak on X (formerly known as Twitter), Rockstar responded to clips of their game being posted early by publishing the full Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer on YouTube. In a separate tweet, the developer explained, "Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube."

You can watch the full GTA 6 trailer here:

The GTA 6 trailer confirms that the game will take place in Leonida, Vice City, which is inspired by Miami, Florida. The story will center around protagonist Lucia, who has just gotten out of jail. Following her release from prison, it appears she goes on a crime spree across Vice City with her boyfriend.

The nearly two-minute video shows off a handful of gameplay, plot elements, and side characters that we can expect to run into while exploring Leonida. Interestingly, the trailer also appears to confirm the major leaks from 2021 were real. In the leaks from a couple of years ago, a hacker posted images of the dual protagonists that are in the final trailer. It remains to be seen if Rockstar Games will have more information to release about the game.

Grand Theft Auto 6 will be released in 2025. Rockstar Games has released the GTA 6 trailer early after it was leaked on social media.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 5:30 PM

Honkai: Star Rail Hanya Attack, Skill, Technique, and Ultimate Revealed

HoYoVerse offered an update on the moveset for Hanya in Honkai: Star Rail, going over her normal attack, Skill, Technique, and Ultimate. It also offered an "interview" with the character going over her tasks and sister Xueyi.

First, Hanya's normal attack is Oracle Brush. That deals Physical damage to one enemy. If someone uses the Samsara Skill for Hanya in Honkai: Star Rail, then that deals Physical damage and temporarily puts Burden on one enemy. Any allies who attack the foe with that effect gets Skill Points back even if they use a Skill or Ultimate. Her Netherworld Judgment Technique also applies Burden to a random enemy when a fight begins. 

Meanwhile, the Ultimate Hanya uses helps a member of the party. When you use Ten-Lords' Decree, All Shall Obey, she'll increase someone's attack and speed stats for a limited amount of time.

As for the interview, it goes over the Ten-Lords Commission judge's background. She handles interrogation for the commission, while her sister is in charge of detention. It noted that both of their names are "codenames." As part of her job, Hanya reads peoples' memories. It also notes that her sister is most important to her, to the point where she's willing to do extra work for more "reanimation" days with Xueyi.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and Hanya will join the roster on Argenti and Silver Wolf's banners on December 6, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 5:00 PM

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Indigo Disk DLC Terapagos Sightings Appear

The Pokemon Company announced that it will share sightings of the new Pokemon Terapagos during the 10 days leading to the release of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC. Terapagos is the flagship Legendary Pokemon for the new add-on scenario.

The information on the Terapagos sightings will be available every day until December 14, 2023 on the Pokemon Intelligence Bureau​ X official account (formerly Twitter) and on the Terapagos official website. Both the X account and the website are only available in Japanese.

Additionally, episodes from the Pokemon anime featuring Terapagos will be available on the Japanese Pokemon YouTube channel throughout December 1-15, 2023. At the time of writing, these videos appear to be hidden.

Terapagos is a Normal type Pokemon that will make its debut in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC. It has two forms: Normal Form and the mysterious Terastal Form. Its Normal Form design resembles a young turtle, while the Terastal Form is based on a Galápagos turtle. Furthremore, the shell in Terastal Form depicts the logo for each Pokemon affinity type.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are immediately available on the Nintendo Switch. The Indigo Disk DLC will release on December 14, 2023. The Teal Mask add-on appeared in September 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 4:30 PM

The Kiss Cinnamoroll Necklace Costs $90

Japanese accessory brand The Kiss collaborated with Sanrio to release a limited edition Cinnamoroll Necklace. The Kiss Cinnamoroll necklace is available though GIV, Japan's largest character accessory shop.

If ordered by 2pm Japan Time on GIV's marketplace, The Kiss Cinnamoroll necklace will ship out on the same day. The item will remain on sale throughout December until all stock sells out. The necklace can be ordered through Rakuten through GIV's marketplace for ¥13,200 (~$90 USD) and has free shipping costs. Rakuten does not support overseas shipping for this limited edition necklace.

The Kiss necklace is made of .925 sterling silver and features Cinnamoroll floating atop a 4.5mm round-cut Royal Blue Topaz. Atop his ear is a small 2.0mm round-cut Morganite. The necklace comes with an original box branded with the character's likeness along with a light blue bow and a jewelry cloth with an adorable pattern based on the character.

Images of this limited edition necklace and its packaging can be viewed below:

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Many different collaborations with Sanrio have occurred over the years with various brands, companies, and franchises, but the most recent ones featuring Cinnamoroll include a Seiko watch collaboration, a 7-11 Christmas cake collaboration, and multiple Hatsune Miku collaborations. There has also been an Uniqlo sweater collaboration, a Sailor Moon collaboration, an Onimai: I'm Now Your Sister! collaboration, a Nijisanji Vtuber collaboration, and an Oshi no Ko collaboration for many different Sanrio characters.

Cinnamoroll has been voted as the Sanrio's most popular character three years in a row in 2023, 2022, and 2021.

The Kiss Cinnamoroll necklace can be ordered throughout GIV's marketplace on Rakuten.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 4:00 PM

Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road Coming to Steam

Level-5 announced on social media that Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road will be coming to Steam in 2024. The game is already planned to release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, iOS devices, and Android devices.

Level-5 did not elaborate further about the Steam version of Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road of Heroes beyond its reveal. It is unknown if it will be releasing at the same time as the other versions of the game, but it has been listed with a 2024 release date on the official website.

The social media post announcing the Steam version of the game can be viewed below:

A worldwide simultaneous beta test for Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road will be held in March 2024 on the Nintendo Switch. The beta test was announced during the Level-5 Vision 2023 II event held on November 29, 2023. Single-player matches, online PvP, and story mode will be available in the beta test. The beta will be available to play in Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Players will be required to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to use online functions. Character training data will be savable but story mode progress cannot be saved. No save data will be carried over into the final version of the game.

Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road is currently in development for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. The game is anticipated to launch in 2024 worldwide.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 3:30 PM

Shadow Eliminators Manga Begins Its Shonen Jump Run

Yet another new manga debuted in Shonen Jump, and this time it is the series Shadow Eliminators (Ruirui Senki). The Kento Amemiya series' first chapter is now available to read on MangaPlus and Viz Media.

When Shadow Eliminators begins, we see new student Aoba Kuromori leaping over the gate after arriving late and gaining the ire and attention of the Public Morals Committee Vice-Chairman Yayoi Asakaze. Because of this, Yayoi follows Aoba and happens through the Human Ward into an Otherworld Hollow. He watches as Aoba deals with the Shadow affecting another student with the help of his grandmother. These Shadows can infect and take over someone, turning them into a Kasane. As a result, Yayoi gets caught up in his world, and the two found the Shadow Eliminators.

Previously, Amemiya worked on the series Shikigami and Beast Children. Viz Media also handled the latter.

This is the second recent new manga to show up in Shonen Jump. At the end of November 2023, Green Green Greensstarted its run. Its second chapter is live now, and the first chapter is still free to read.

The second chapter of the Shadow Eliminators manga will appear on MangaPlus and Viz Media on December 10, 2023.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 6:04 PM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley How To Solve The Skull Island PuzzleIn Disney Dreamlight Valley, you'll encounter quite a few puzzles, including one you can access only after clearing Act One of the story. Here's how to solve the Skull Rock puzzle in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Once you've gotten each area's Pillar restored with its respective orb, you may have noticed there's an extra, second Pillar on an island in Dazzle Beach. It turns out there's actually a reason and purpose behind that second pillar. After you clear Act One of the story, look for an Orb of Unity lying on the ground where you and The Forgotten stopped the spell. You can put the orb in the Pillar to trigger a mysterious puzzle. If you've started that puzzle and it has confused you as much as it did me, I have you covered. How to Complete 'Between Skull Rock and a Hard Place' puzzle Once you put the orb inside the pillar, runes appear in the sand in a circle on the little island. A quest starts called '...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 5:39 PM
     Best Food For Ravens Disney Dreamlight ValleyIn Disney Dreamlight Valley, you can feed the ravens but you might not have a clear idea which foods are their favorites. Here is a guide to the best food for Ravens in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Ravens are cool. You can feed them and eventually they will serve as companions and follow you around. Unfortunately, they don't get excited about some of the foods you might expect, such as berries, nuts, or fish. So, just what do you feed a raven? Ravens' favorite food guide in Disney Dreamlight Valley Ravens are only found in the Forgotten Lands. That is the last unlockable area of the game. They're unconventional compared to every other Critter except for hummingbirds. Other animal companions have a few specific kinds of food they'll take. Ravens don't demand a specific kind of food. Instead, they expect quality. The best food for ravens in Disney Dreamlight Valley is any Five-star Meal. Related: How to make Marvelous Jam i...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 5:38 PM
     Fornite Chapter 4 Fortnitemares Event SkinsOne of the things I enjoy about Fortnite is the mini-games within the battle royal. You don't just have to fight other players or NPCs, you can do a whole bunch of things that make Fortnite as whole fun and exciting, like finding a shopping cart. One of the things to unlock in Fortnite is a vault located in Lavish Lair. Follow along if you want to where how to unlock it Fortnite: How to unlock the Lavish Lair vault Before knowing how to unlock the Lavish Lair vault in Fortnite, you need to know where it is first. Thankfully it's easy to find and labeled. If you're dropping in, make your way to the northern part of the map. If you're already down, still head north. Use the map below to get your bearings right. Screenshot: PC Invasion If you drop into this spot at the start of the match, be aware that this Lavish Lair is a POI. This means, there can be a ton of high-level goodies. And you know what happens when an area has good...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 5:29 PM
     Ark Survival Ascended Review BombArk Survival Ascended has been giving players lots of grief as their single-player games aren't saving, erasing hours of progress. Is there a fix for this awful issue? Single-Player Games aren't saving in Ark Survival Ascended Since a recent patch, lots of players are saying that their single-player games aren't saving, and that their progress keeps getting deleted. This has really shaken the Ark Survival Ascended community, who are already sick of the bugs and problems that were even present in Ark Survival Evolved. Players encountering this issue have been vehemently looking for a fix, as the game is unplayable until it gets solved. Screenshot: PC Invasion This bug seems to be the last straw for some players who are fed up of Studio Wildcard's poor performance with Ark Survival Ascended. Such players are only hanging on as Ark Survival Evolved was one of their favorite games, and they don't want to give up just ye...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 5:20 PM
     How To Find All Bones In Destiny 2 Warlord's RuinAs you work your way through the In the Shadow of the Mountain quest in Destiny 2, you'll need to find 10 bones in Warlord's Ruin. I've found all 10 myself, so I can help you get all Hefnd's Bones in Destiny 2 Warlord's Ruin. How to find all bones in Destiny 2 Warlord's Ruin To get all the Hefnd's Bones in Destiny 2 Warlord's Ruin, you need to progress the In the Shadow of the Mountain quest by collecting the first bones which sits to the left of the final boss chest. I've got you covered if you need help clearing the final boss. How to Dispel Taken Corruption (level one, two, and three) in Destiny 2 Warlord's Ruin All the Ahamkarah Bones are hidden behind Taken Corruption doors with level one, two, and three locks on them. To get past them, you need to make progress through the In the Shadow of the Mountain quest. After collecting the tenth bone at the final boss chest, you can now unl...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, December 4, 2023 3:18 PM
     Games Workshop has announced a new addition to the Ironhead Squat Prospectors' ranks – a formidable Squat Champion armed with a mining laser and ready for the harsh environment of the ash wastes. This new miniature showcases the ingenuity and resilience of the Squats, a hardy faction known for venturing into desolate landscapes in search …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, December 4, 2023 3:13 PM
     As the festive season unfolds, Games Workshop is set to captivate fans with a slew of new pre-orders, enriching its popular Necromunda, Horus Heresy, and Black Library franchises. The company has announced that these products, detailed in their Sunday Preview, will be available for pre-order from December 16th, with an extended three-week period to accommodate …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, December 4, 2023 3:07 PM
     Steve Jackson Games has announced its robust 2024 schedule, packed with new releases and highly anticipated updates. The announcement, made by CEO Meredith Placko at PAX Unplugged, highlights a year full of new games, expansions, and special editions set to delight fans worldwide. Key Highlights of the 2024 Lineup: 2024 Release Calendar: In addition to …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, December 4, 2023 3:04 PM
     Games Workshop has revealed a lineup of pre-orders for this Saturday, promising an enthralling addition to the collections of tabletop gamers and miniature enthusiasts. The announcement, made on the official Games Workshop website, includes a spearhead force of Flesh-eater Courts, MKVI Assault Marines, Grotmas Gitz, and unique translucent spectral warriors for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle …

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, December 4, 2023 6:43 PM
     It's finally here folks: after a decade of waiting we finally have our first glimpse at the next GTA game. Following the entire trailer leaking online and being quickly shared around social media, Rockstar has opted to publish the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer ahead of its planned Tuesday, December 5th reveal.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 12:52 PM

Announced at last week's PC Gaming Show: Most Wanted, a mysterious and colorful island awaits with the release of Nordic Trolls and Gameforge 4D's Under a Rock.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 12:08 PM

Picking out the perfect Christmas gift for your gaming loved ones is no easy feat, made near impossible with 2023's fantastic launch calendar. In this Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 breakdown, we cover the best movie tie-ins that will immerse players into their favorite flicks.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 12:06 PM

Rockstar Games will release Trailer 1 tomorrow, December 5 at 9am ET - get ready with the official YouTube link for their next Grand Theft Auto release.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 11:52 AM

The second seasonal free content update for NeocoreGames' King Arthur: Knight's Tale, Rising Eclipse, is now available.

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GamersHeroes Monday, December 4, 2023 11:13 AM

See what's to come in SEGA's Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! with the pre-order trailer for the board game party title.

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Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 12:00 PM


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 11:45 AM

Last week, we asked y'all what you'd like to see from GTA VI now that we know Rockstar Games will drop an official trailer on December 5. Any response was welcomed here. You could get creative, tossing out ideas that are probably less than likely. Or you could keep it realistic, presenting features that might be more…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 11:30 AM

Paramount's Halo series was divisive when it premiered in 2022. Much to the chagrin of long-time fans who wanted a straightforward adaptation of the iconic video game franchise, it did its own thing, unmasking the iconic Master Chief and even giving him a romantic subplot. Based on the trailer for season two, it looks…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 10:45 AM

Over ten years since the release of the last Grand Theft Auto game, we're finally on the eve of a trailer for the series' next entry. The game most people have been calling Grand Theft Auto 6 will at last be unveiled to the public tomorrow, December 5, at 9 a.m. EST. Among other things, we'll find out if that is…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 10:30 AM

A seven-second TikTok reverberated across the internet over the weekend, after it claimed to show the "first look" at in-game footage of a city in Grand Theft Auto VI, the open-world blockbuster whose official trailer is just a day away. Frantic speculation about whether the footage was real or not ensued, including…


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 9:30 AM

Earlier this week, we asked you all to give us your choice for the best video game sequel. Any sequel would count and everyone was free to suggest any game they wanted, no matter how old, obscure, or divisive. And we tallied up all the answers, crunched the numbers, and figured out your top ten sequels.


Kotaku Monday, December 4, 2023 9:15 AM

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is often heralded as one of the best adventure games of the past 25 years. With the nefarious Ganon once again scheming to conquer the land, it's up to Link to traverse through time, space, and yet another aggravating water temple to save the Kingdom of Hyrule. While the epic for…


PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 1:14 PM

Payday 3 developer Starbreeze Studios has announced it's working on a new Dungeons and Dragons game that sounds very much like a live-service Baldur's Gate 3.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:59 PM

Given the lukewarm reception of the GeForce RTX 4060 series, and the equally disappointing Radeon RX 7600, uptake of these GPUs has been understandably low. Looking at the latest Steam Hardware Survey, though, things appear more dire than you might expect.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:47 PM

December 4, 2023: We searched for new Pet Simulator 99 codes to add to our list.

What are the new Pet Simulator 99 codes? If you're extremely lucky (and timely), getting a bunch of free gems in Big Games' latest pet collecting game can be as easy as typing a few letters into a box. As time goes on, though, we expect PS99 codes to become increasingly rare, perhaps even being tied solely to physical merch like plushies, lucky bags, and playsets. We've seen it happen before.

Pet Simulator 99 is the third Pet Simulator Roblox game Preston and his team have put out. Though it isn't out to replace Pet Simulator X codes directly, it will be the one getting the big updates from now on. If leaving your old collection behind doesn't sound fun to you, consider checking out Blade Ball codes or Blox Fruits codes instead.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:32 PM

What are the best Ark Survival Ascended mods? While the reimagined version of the dino survival game is still in its infancy, it promises much of the same core gameplay. Build a tribe from scratch, either on your own or with your friends, and tame dinosaurs across the eras, from the Triassic to the Jurassic, and many more.

When you've had your fill of what the developer had in mind with Ark Survival Ascended, mods can include all sorts of new stuff. Some make mundane chores a breeze, while others add completely new beasts or different colored variants to the dinosaur game. You may wish to ensure that your PC can handle mods on top of its otherwise hefty minimum specs, so check out our Ark Survival Ascended system requirements to compare for yourself.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:40 PM

When is the Dragon Age 4 release date? Dragon Age 4 is real and in production at BioWare but where will the story go next? And which of our favourite characters will return?

Bioware has officially announced the title, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, and it already looks set to make our lists of the best PC games and best RPG games. So far, we've had a cryptic teaser trailer about Dreadwolf, suggestions of potential multiplayer, and heaps of clues to its story courtesy of various interviews and tweets with developers and writers who have worked on previous Dragon Age games. BioWare has also teased more about the eponymous Dread Wolf's part to play: "Solas, the Dread Wolf. Some say he might be an ancient elven god, but some say not. Others say a betrayer of his people…or a savior who now seeks to rescue them at the cost of your world."

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:14 PM

Stellaris Nexus, the bitesize 4X game spinoff of the iconic strategy game, has been (sort of) delayed to avoid the incredibly busy week of GTA 6 and The Game Awards, but there's still actually a way to play on the original release date.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 12:07 PM

What are the best Minecraft console commands? There are many ways to play Minecraft, from the pure survival aspect of reaching the end to building mind-blowing projects in creative mode. Using console commands in a survival world is somewhere between the two, and we've been testing out all the best Minecraft cheats to help you along the way.

Minecraft console commands are wonderfully simple to use, and you can use them to give yourself diamonds and other items, summon Minecraft mobs, locate rare structures like ancient cities, and so much more. Remember that you won't earn achievements with cheats turned on, and turning them back off won't help, but if you want all the fun of survival Minecraft without the struggle, then this guide to Minecraft cheats is for you.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:55 AM

The CEO of Colossal Order, developer behind Cities Skylines 2 and the original CS1, apologizes for a "poor choice of words" following a statement on the quality of gameplay in the new building sim. Mariina Hallikainen previously told some Cities Skylines 2 players that the simulation aspect of the game "just might not be for you" following feedback about various aspects within CS2. Hallikainen now says they are sorry, and that their previous comments may have been "too direct."

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:40 AM

What are the best city building games on PC? There's nothing more relaxing than sitting down for an afternoon of city building games with a hot drink. We've lost countless hours lining up buildings just how we like them or scrambling to save a population on the brink of collapse, and occasionally, we've purposefully brought about that collapse to see how our citizens would cope. Not very well, as it happens.

Our list of the best city building games offers something for every management game fan, which is why you can find some of them on our best PC games list, from hardcore town planners looking for a challenge to entries that welcome genre newcomers with the promise of tutorials, stripped-back interfaces, and a few apocalyptic threats.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:35 AM

What are the best strategy games on PC? Turn-based or real-time, grand strategy or tactical RPGs, there are many sub-genres within the strategy game umbrella. For example, in one game, you can command an entire fleet in space, while in another, you bark orders to soldiers fighting on a battlefield as magic flies through the air.

Since there are so many different types of games out there, we'll keep this list of the best strategy games on PC as broad as possible - similar to our roster of the best building games. So join us as we explore a curated collection of the genre's greatest hits, from newcomers to classics.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:48 AM

What are the best Roblox games? Games aren't just better than ever for kids; the means of creating them are, too. The best example of that is Roblox: a massively multiplayer online game creation platform, and since it is so easy to make something fun, there are millions of Roblox games to enjoy. User-generated creations allow you to weather the existential threat of a natural disaster, try your hand as a pizza maker, and take a break from it all with a spot of peaceful scuba diving.

From sims to RPGs and adventure titles, we've highlighted the best Roblox games to enjoy, with over 100 million other pals in online games. Think of it like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet smooshed together and forged into an entire platform to create one of the best free PC games available. Below you can find the best Roblox games and more about this exciting platform. If you're looking for some Roblox freebies, you can check these guides for working, new Skibiverse codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes to gain an advantage in your games.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:29 AM

The Meta Quest 3 is now the fifth most popular VR headset among Steam users, November's Hardware Survey has revealed. This might not seem noteworthy at first, but with the recent news of a native Steam Link app, and the headset only being two months old, it's quite the achievement for Meta's latest VR venture.

I've been keeping a keen eye on the Meta Quest 3 given its vast improvements over the previous model, and the latest Steam findings come as no surprise to me. Jumping up to now own a 5.20% share of the hardware userbase - a 5.05% increase on October - I fully expect the Quest 3 to eventually overtake the Quest 2, which currently leads the way with 40.45%, but it might take at least another year.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:23 AM

The last big Cyberpunk 2077 patch is around the corner, as CD Projekt Red provides a colossal set of notes for update 2.1 that hide some new details and flesh out previously mentioned additions like romantic hangouts, cats, and a whole lot more. There's a lot to dig into that you'll already have heard about, but some great new stuff, too.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 11:16 AM

What are the best multiplayer games on PC? Intricate gameplay and glistening visuals only go so far; humans often provide the biggest surprises with schemes that transform even the most average game into an unforgettable experience you'll be talking about until the end of time.

Fast and frantic or tense and calculated, the best multiplayer games come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it's vying for control of the payload in an FPS game or fighting for survival in a co-op game with your friends, these experiences wouldn't be the same without a bunch of real people running around killing, maiming, or, occasionally, helping each other out in some of the best PC games.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:58 AM

What are the Valorant crosshair codes? Crosshairs in the Riot Games FPS are more complex and customizable than ever, thanks to a recent update. With a complex-looking string of numbers, letters, and symbols, you can change your in-game sights to match players from your favorite esports teams such as DRX, Fnatic, or The Guard, or make your own entirely.

Many of the best PC games with pro teams like to come up with ways for FPS game players to show allegiance to their favorite players. For example, Rainbow Six Siege has charms and Valorant has gun buddies. Custom crosshairs take things to another level though, and can even help you achieve a similar level of accuracy as the pros, too. Different colors or sizes can make your crosshair stand out more, potentially affecting your accuracy. We've collected Valorant crosshair codes for all of the big teams in one place, so you don't have to go hunting around too much to equip your favorite Valorant characters with your chosen sight. Jump to the bottom if you need to know how to import Valorant crosshairs.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:49 AM

Following its launch earlier this year, it appeared as though Starfield could follow in the footsteps of previous Bethesda RPGs and become a Steam Deck mainstay. Sadly, however, it appears that the game has been unable to escape from under the towering shadows of Skyrim and Fallout.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:52 AM

When is the new Warzone season? There have been many changes to Warzone over the years; new maps drop with semi-regularity and new weapons are released with each new season, but this season of Warzone promises to shake things up quite dramatically. Not only do we get a new playground, but fundamental changes to how the game plays. Exciting stuff.

The battle royale game will receive a considerable update during season 1, and we have all the information available right now so you can be as prepared as possible when the time comes. Warzone is set to make a resurgence, and we're ready. From a new map to new, more responsive movement abilities, here is everything coming with Warzone season 1.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:42 AM

The Day Before developer Fntastic issues a statement to "a person who didn't believe us," insisting the upcoming survival multiplayer game is legitimate, not a scam, and not an asset flip based on Unreal Engine 5 stock tools and visuals. The studio apologizes for the quality of its marketing and trailers, and thanks supporters for "protecting us from injustice and fakes."

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:35 AM

Releasing in early access to critical acclaim back in 2022, Against the Storm is sending off 2023 with its big 1.0 release, signalling a complete state for the rougelike city building experience that takes a refreshingly retro approach to the genre mashup. Echoing the stylistic air of Warcraft 3 while remaining as deep and complex as Shiro Games' Northgard, it's a highly engaging, delectably rewarding, and suitably frustrating game with pacing so perfect you'll be battling against not only the game's odds but your own overwhelming desire to build one more town before bed.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:25 AM

What is the best ZZZ Ben build? Ben Bigger is a brawny bear who works for Belobog Industries, but can also be a brilliant buddy in a brawl. OK, I can't keep going with the alliteration, but we can't resist a little bit - we are talking about Zenless Zone Zero, after all.

Wordplay aside, according to Zenless Zone Zero lore, Ben is an accountant by trade, but this smart bear also wields some serious power when it comes to taking on foes in the anime game - particularly Belobog competition. Packing a punch with both Physical and Fire damage, this gigantic ZZZ character is most proficient in HP and defense, so we've built the best Zenless Zone Zero Ben build around those stats.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:27 AM

December 04, 2023: We searched for new Reverse 1999 codes.

What are the new Reverse 1999 codes? If you're just making a start in Bluepoch's strategic RPG, you're probably burning through essential resources at a worrying rate. It can be tough going in the early game while you're still finding your feet, so we've compiled all the active Reverse 1999 codes you could need for free clear drops, dust, and much more.

Reverse 1999 is another anime gacha game available on mobile and PC, joining the likes of Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail in the competitive genre. If you're torn between playing them all, we've got Genshin Impact codes and Honkai Star Rail codes as well, but this guide has all the latest Reverse 1999 codes for your alt-history 20th-century Timekeeper needs. Codes aren't enough to get you through those tricky battles though, so be sure to check out our Reverse 1999 tier list featuring the best characters.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:23 AM

When is the next Steam sale? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre-specific sales, it's a good idea to keep these dates to hand.

Fortunately, Valve has released the entire Steam sale dates for the rest of the year and beyond, so that you can plan your wishlist. Whether you're looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or simply the best PC games of all time, there's something for everyone on Steam. Smaller publisher sales can introduce you to new favorites if you get to the bargains in time, while seasonal sales are much bigger and last one to two weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available with chunkier discounts.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 10:00 AM

What is the best ZZZ Anby build? As you're putting together the best Zenless Zone Zero build, you should consider every character in your arsenal. As a gacha game though, ZZZ can sometimes limit your choices. Luckily, those characters you unlock through the early story mode can be some of the best - with the right build.

As one of the Cunning Hares, Anby is one of the first ZZZ characters you unlock in the anime game. The skilled fighter offers a perfect contrast to her Zenless Zone Zero teammates with her monotonous and often robotic way of speaking, but her personality shines as she regularly quotes movies to narrate her current situation. As for her fighting though, Anby is an Electric Anomaly user, able to stun enemies with her special skills, and this is the best ZZZ Anby build to capitalize on that.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 9:49 AM

When will Rockstar release the GTA 6 trailer? For months - years in fact - this has been one of the biggest mysteries in the entire PC gaming world. Now, with Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online more than a decade old, and everyone eager to see what the makers of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Vice City do next, we finally have our answers. The GTA 6 trailer is about to land, and we've got all the times for every single region ready for you right here.

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PCGamesN Monday, December 4, 2023 9:32 AM

The holiday season is upon us and the impending arrival of CES sparks rumors and whispers aplenty. Luckily, Asus ROG decided to drop a tease, suggesting that a new entry in the line of Zephyrus gaming laptops is on the way right before CES begins.

Like when game rumors riot right before Summer Games Fest, CES is just as attractive for exciting new tech reveals, but they can often slip out before the event takes place. Asus has gotten ahead of any leaks by releasing a teaser for what appears to be a new line of 2024 ROG Zephyrus gaming laptops.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 1:46 PM

Stellaris Nexus hinges off one of the downsides of the Paradox space game's epic scale - the amount of time it takes to finish a match - to present a bite-sized side dish of 4X nibbles if you only have an hour to play instead of, say, a day. Now that plate of nibbles is offering up, er, a basically identical plate of bite-sized nibbles that you don't have to pay for right away, as the game has seen its early access release date - planned for tomorrow, no less - replaced by a last-minute week-long open beta.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 1:42 PM

I'm writing to you from the scene of a terrible spit-take accident, as seeing the size and height of this gaudy Thermalright NVMe heatsink caused me to emit a fine mist of water over my desk. No keyboards or computers were harmed in the inchident, but I thought I'd let you know that this heatsink is also discounted by nearly £2 - from £9.39 to £7.51!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 1:06 PM

Here's a fun fact: Corsair started off making L2 cache modules in the 90s, before Intel started including a L2 cache in their CPUs. Corsair switched over to making RAM modules, and nearly 30 years later they're still doing it - but the list of Corsair products has grown hugely.

Today we're looking at two of Corsair's best products in a £130 bundle at Scan in the UK: their 4000D Airflow PC case and their RM750 power supply. Both are well-regarded options for building your own gaming PC, and now you can pick them up together for more than £70 under RRP.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 1:02 PM

Outcast: A New Beginning is gearing up to drop its long-awaited sequel to the nineties sci-fi adventure game, with its newly-announced release date landing almost a quarter of a century after its predecessor. If you're new, or have just forgotten what happened in the first Outcast - of which there's a good chance given that time gap - you should apparently still be able to jump in here.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 12:32 PM

Payday devs Starbreeze are working on a co-op multiplayer game based on storied tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons. It'll be out in 2026, and Starbreeze are being upfront with the fact it'll be a games-as-a-service-type game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 11:29 AM

Endure The Swarm, which launches on Friday 8th December, takes that most abstract and respectable of game genres, the block-pushing puzzler, and fills it with ghastly, flesh-eating insects. There's no amount of pesticide that can stay this tide, nor (sadly) is there the option to stand on a chair screaming and waving a broom. Rather, you must call upon your mammalian mastery of spatial reasoning to survive. The insect hivemind, you see, is incapable of grasping the complexities of block positioning.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 10:30 AM

Once in a while I have to figure out how to recommend a game I know I'm never going to touch again. Orten Was The Case is an adventure game, which triggers a reflexive "ugh", and it's a big elaborate puzzle, which I have limited patience for, and it's a time-loop game, making it a cool and well-realised concept that happens to be a poor fit for my scattered brain. I wish I enjoyed it as much as some of you will, because it's clearly a bit special.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Following two years in early access, roguelite citybuilder Against The Storm has finally reached its 1.0 milestone. It's a combination of genres that seem to pair together as naturally as sausages and strawberry jam. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of both of these things as separate entities, but together? My assumption was that they would prove too strange to stomach, but much like the cursed pork and berry snack that became a staple of my university diet, the result is a thrilling concoction that delights the palette. I'll say it right up top: Against The Storm is one of this year's best.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 8:49 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by games touching on chat around GTA 6 and Furiosa, along with spaceships, fungal horror, and the developer's dog. Come admire all these attractive and interesting indie games!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 8:00 AM

I'm in a weird place with the Meta Quest. It's really its own platform these days, with its own specs and increasingly divergent library of games. At the same time, the Meta's standalone headsets are by far the most popular PCVR devices. Therefore, most PCVR gamers will also have access to the Quest's handful of VR exclusives. Generally, this column sticks to covering games you can play with any PCVR headset, Quest or no. But since I reviewed the Meta Quest 3 last month, it feels odd not to check out at least one of its new titles, especially when it's probably the most notable VR release of the year – Assassin's Creed Nexus.

Also, I'll admit, a VR Assassin's Creed game intrigues me. The idea of cavorting across historical rooftops and shanking templars in the sternum sounds brilliant. It also sounds like barf city. Most VR games limit the need to move around as much as possible, so translating a game as kinetic as Assassin's Creed into VR seems mighty challenging.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 8:00 AM

The fourth game in our 2023 Advent Calendar is really carrying the world on its back.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, December 4, 2023 7:00 AM

Fae Farm and Dauntless developers Phoenix Labs have cut 34 jobs following an internal review. It's a sad end to a busy year for the Canadian studio, who bought their independence back from previous owner Garena in February, and laid off 9 per cent of their workforce in May.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 2:00 PM

La Corda d'Oro Starlight Orchestra shutting down

Koei Tecmo and Ruby Party will end online services for La Corda d'Oro: Starlight Orchestra on March 29, 2024. The mobile game ran for about three years following a launch in February 2021. There will be no celebrations for the outgoing game's third anniversary in February 2024, as Ruby Party will focus on releasing the final event and character story chapters.

Shortly after shutting down the online-exclusive game, Ruby Party will release an offline archive version that existing players can download to review stories and cards that they have unlocked. Koei Tecmo will also process refunds for unused paid jewels from March 30, 2024, to June 30, 2024. However, it will first change the jewel usage behavior to prioritize paid jewels over free jewels after disabling in-app purchases on February 28, 2024.

The shutdown announcement came not long after Ruby Party celebrated the La Corda d'Oro series' 20th anniversary in September 2023. During the anniversary month, it announced a collaboration cafe and numerous merchandise, but it did not reveal any new games. The studio even listed Starlight Orchestra in the mainline chronology on the anniversary webpage. La Corda d'Oro Octave, the series' latest console entry released for PS4, Switch, and PC in 2019, was not included in this chronology.

La Corda d'Oro: Starlight Orchestra is available on iOS and Android mobile devices in Japan until March 29, 2024.

The post La Corda d'Oro: Starlight Orchestra Shuts Down in March 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 1:30 PM

Zenless Zone Zero Bangboo, Eous, Drive Discs, and W-Engines Detailed

HoYoVerse went over the equipment and allies people will encounter in Zenless Zone Zero, detailing how the Bangboo, Eous, Drive Discs, and W-Engines will work. All of them help players while in a Hollow.

The Drive Discs and W-Engines are the equipment Zenless Zone Zero players will use in the game. The W-Engine affects Base Attack, an Advanced Stat, and applies a W-Engine Effect. So for example the Starlight Engine shown by the company increases the Base Attack, has an Attack percentage increase as the Advanced Stat, and has the Knight Pummel W-Engine Effect that increases ATK by 24% briefly after someone starts a Chain Attack. W-Engines can be found via Proxy Primers and at the Box Galaxy Shop. To buy one, you need W-Engine Chips, Modification Materials, and Dennies. You can also combine the same kind of W-Engine to increase its Effect. Think of it as being like a Genshin Impact weapon

The Drive Discs seem akin to Genshin Impact Artifacts and Honkai: Star Rail Relics. You can equip six at once. Each one improves one Base Stat and up to four Random Stats. Having two or four from the same set equipped nets you special set effects. So having two Woodpecker Electro pieces would increase a character's critical hit rate by 8%, and making sure four were there would net a 16% critical damage increase for a limited time if the character gets a critical hit with a basic attack, dodge counter, or EX special attack. These have different ratings, which determine upgrade level caps.

As for the Zenless Zone Zero Bangboo and Eous, these help with exploration and fighting. The Eous uses Bangboo Chips in various slots to make Sets to help when going through a Hollow. You can modify them after the "No Guts No Glory" mission. The Bangboo offers combat and passive battle skills. You can't modify them with Chips like an Eous, as each one is predetermined to work with certain combat styles. However, you can level them up or use Logic Cores from duplicates to improve their skills. 

Zenless Zone Zero is in development for PCs, mobile devices, and unspecified consoles. A closed beta is on now.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 1:00 PM

Yuji Horii Is Currently Playtesting the Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii confirmed that he is currently playtesting the upcoming Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake. The game still has no confirmed release date or confirmed release platforms.

Yuji Horii thanked fans for their support and celebrated both the recent launch of the new Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince and the second anniversary of the Japan-only Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi mobile game in a social media post. Additionally, Yuji Horii mentioned staying up to nearly 10pm on the night of October 30, 2023 while playtesting the upcoming Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake.

You can check out the original Japanese post by Yuji Horii here:

Square Enix revealed the upcoming Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake back in May 27, 2021, over 2 years and half ago. During a September 2023 Famitsu interview, Yuji Horii gave an update on the development of the title as well as Dragon Quest XII, and said that development for both games is progressing steadily.

Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake in development. There is currently no confirmed release date or confirmed console releases. Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is now available for the Nintendo Switch. A demo for the game is also available.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 12:30 PM

HoloNiji Apex Legends Custom Tournament Vtuber Teams Revealed

At the end of November 2023, Nijisanji Vtuber Selen Tatsuki announced a HoloNiji Apex Custom Apex Legends tournament for members of Anycolor's company and Hololive and Holostars performers, and now we know the 16 teams participating. It will be held on December 9, 2023 at 7pm PT/10pm ET.

Many of the teams are mixed ones. This means there could be both Hololive and Nijisanji Vtubers playing Apex Legends on the same side. As a notable aside, Team 1 is Team Snake Bite (TSB), which features Selen with Axel Syrios and Regis Altare. This is the group that participated in V-Saikyo in April 2023. As a reminder, this is an EA-supported Apex Legends tournament. 

Here's the full list of every HoloNiji Apex Custom team. 

  • Team 1: Axel Syrios, Selen Tatsuki, and Regis Altare
  • Team 2: Kureiji Ollie, Airani Iofifteen, and Alban Knox
  • Team 3: Kaede Higuchi, Yuki Chihiro, and Takamiya Rion
  • Team 4: Gwelu Os Gar, Seto Miyako, Kanda Shoichi
  • Team 5: Victoria Brightshield, Bonnivier Pranaja, and Vantacrow Bringer
  • Team 6: Aster Arcadia, Vezalius Bandage, and Claude Clawmark
  • Team 7: Ha Yun, Sakura Ritsuki, and Akagi Wen
  • Team 8: Reimu Endou, Kotoka Torahime, and Astel Leda
  • Team 9: Maria Marionette, Elira Pendora, and Ren Zotto
  • Team 10: Koyanagi Rou, Hibachi Mana, Hoshirube Sho
  • Team 11: Jurard T. Rexford, Crimzon Ruze, and Octavio
  • Team 12: Murakumo Kagetsu, Shu Yamino, and Yang Nari
  • Team 13: Mika Melatika, Anya Melfissa, and Vestia Zeta
  • Team 14: Josuiji Shinri, Flayon x Machina, and Ike Eveland
  • Team 15: Yozora Mel, Hoshikawa Sara, and Makaino Ririmu
  • Team 16: Hizaki Hamma, Minase Rio, and Izuru Kanade

Selen also shared a photo of all the teams:

Here's a list of the Six matches that will take place, as well as what maps they will appear on. There will be nerfs applied during the third and fifth matches based on skill levels.

  1. Regular game at Stormpoint with a three 6,700 Apex Coin codes as rewards.
  2. Melee Abilities Only game at Olympus with a Wraith sitting plush, Octane sitting plush, and Jump Pad mouse pad as rewards.
  3. Regular game at World's Edge with three Jump Pad mouse pads as rewards.
  4. Sniper-only game at King's Canyon with a 6,700 Apex Coin code, Nessie cup noodle weight, and Jump Pad mouse pad as a reward.
  5. Regular game at Olympus with a Wraith sitting plush, Octane sitting plush, and Jump Pad mouse pad as rewards.
  6. Hide and Seek game at Stormpoint with a Nessie plushie and two 6,700 Apex Coin codes as rewards.

Apex Legends is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and mobile devices. The HoloNiji Apex Custom Apex Legends tournament will be held on December 9, 2023 at 7pm PT/10pm ET.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 12:00 PM

Atelier Resleriana Ryza Monocle

The latest character to be revealed for the mobile game Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator is Master's Right-Hand Ryza. In this new design, she's wearing a monocle over her left eye.

New artwork showing off this version of Ryza was uploaded to the official Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator social media account. Check out the new character design from the official post below:

An animated character promotional video was also uploaded to the official Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator YouTube channel. In it, we get a glimpse at how this version of Ryza operates in battle and can see her special attack.

Watch the new Master's Right-Hand Ryza character trailer below:

Though the Master's Right-Hand Ryza is only on the Japanese version of the game right now, she is expected to eventually roll out on the global version of the game once it releases.

Currently, only the Japanese version of Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator is available on iOS and Android devices as well as Steam, but a global version is slated to be released sometime in 2024 for the same platforms.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 11:30 AM

My Hero Academia in Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan revealed that it will hold a My Hero Academia event for the first time ever. New exclusive attractions based on the action manga and anime franchise will be available from March 2024 to August 14, 2024.

Barely any details about the collaboration are known about as of this announcement. Universal Studios Japan so far teases that visitors will be able to immerse themselves in battles between the franchise's heroes and villains. It also published a key art showing the protagonist Izuku "Deku" Midoriya preparing an attack with the Universal Pictures logo as a background.

The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka is known for holding collaborations with many popular Japanese anime and game franchises. It has previously featured events based on titles like One Piece, Demon Slayer, Hunter x Hunter, and Jujutsu Kaisen. The theme park also held collaborations with prominent gaming companies, such as Nintendo and Capcom.

My Hero Academia will not be the only collaboration to appear in Universal Studios Japan, as it will be part of the Universal Cool Japan 2024 event. The theme park will also open new collaborations with Detective Conan (Case Closed) and Monster Hunter simultaneously on March 1, 2024. However, the My Hero Academia collaboration will last longer as the other two will close earlier on June 30, 2024.

The My Hero Academia collaboration theme in Universal Studios Japan will be available from March 1, 2024, to August 14, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 11:00 AM

Gundam: Requiem for Vengeance coming to Netflix

Sunrise announced that Gundam: Requiem for Vengeance will appear worldwide on Netflix. It also published a new teaser trailer that shows a sneak peek of the main characters and Mobile Suits. The trailer also shows a Gundam-type Mobile Suit that will appear as the antagonist from the viewpoint of Zeon's pilots.

The new teaser trailer is available to watch on multiple official YouTube channels, such as GundamInfo and Netflix Anime:

Sunrise first revealed Requiem for Vengeance in July 2023. It is using Unreal Engine 5 to produce the film, and Erasmus Brosdau is also working as the director. The new title will take place in Europe during the One Year War in the year 0079 of the Universal Century timeline. Celia Massingham will voice the female protagonist who pilots a Zaku for Zeon's attack forces.

Netflix scores another exclusivity deal for a Gundam title, and this time it will also include Japan for a truly full worldwide coverage. Netflix had previously secured the rights to publish the first Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway movie for over 190 countries on its platform in July 2021. However, the movie appeared first in Japanese theaters in June 2021.

Gundam: Requiem for Vengeance will be available worldwide exclusively on Netflix. Neither Sunrise nor Netflix has provided an exact release date, as both of them only mentioned "Coming Soon."

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 10:30 AM

Sanrio Uniqlo Sweatshirts

On December 4, 2023, a new line of gothic lolita Sanrio sweatshirts will be available to purchase at the clothing store Uniqlo retail locations and the online store in Japan, and this lineup features the mascot characters Cinnamoroll, My Melody, and Kuromi.

Each of the three featured Sanrio characters is re-imagined with a gothic lolita theme for the merchandise. These new illustrations inspired by Harajuku fashion are featured on the new sweatshirts. The Cinnamoroll and My Melody sweatshirts also include a ribbon print on the sleeves, while the black Kuromi sweatshirt features an airbrush-style design.

Here's a list of all of the new products, along with the prices:

  • Black Kuromi Sweatshirt: 2,990 yen ($20.36)
  • Cinnamoroll Sweatshirt: 2,990 yen ($20.36)
  • My Melody Sweatshirt: 2,990 yen ($20.36)
  • Purple Kuromi Sweatshirt: 2,990 yen ($20.36)

The new sweatshirts are available in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL and are unisex items. The XS and XXL, and 3XL sizes are currently only available to order on the online store. Additionally, the body of the sweatshirts are made of 100% cotton material.

Check out each of the new Sanrio Uniqlo sweatshirts starring Cinnamoroll, Kuromi, and My Melody in the gallery below:

The new Sanrio characters sweatshirt collection at Uniqlo are available as of December 4 for 2,990 yen ($20.36) each.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Street Fighter 6 X Spy X Family Collaboration

Ahead of the release of the upcoming move Spy x Family CODE: White, a special collaboration will begin in Street Fighter 6 on January 9, 2024. An animated short featuring Yor Forger and Chun-Li teasing the crossover was uploaded to YouTube on December 3, 2023.

In the special animation, Yor can be seen using her skills as an assassin in battle with Chun-Li. This is based on the Street Fighter 6 version of the character.

You can watch their fight in the video below:

We already saw a Street Fighter 6 Spy x Family key visual released for this crossover. That first appeared back in July 2023. That's also when we saw Tatsuya Endo, the mangaka for the series, release a picture he drew of Anya dressed as Chun-Li.

Other than the key visual, animation, and release date, Capcom has yet to reveal much further information about what this collaboration will entail. At the end of the trailer, it was noted that collaboration items will be available in the game. We can expect to hear more about the specifics of these items in the future.

Street Fighter 6 is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PCs via Steam. SPY x FAMILY CODE: White will be brought to international theaters in 2024 by Crunchyroll, where you can also stream the anime series. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 9:30 AM

FFVII Ever Crisis Steam Version Can Link to Mobile Version

Square Enix shared a new video on the company's YouTube account that shows a preview of the Steam version of FFVII Ever Crisis, and in the description it stated that the Steam version of the game can link to mobile version. [Thanks, Wario64!]

The video description noted that due to the ability to link data between the smartphone version and the Steam version, players can enjoy playing FFVII Ever Crisis on both systems. The process for data linking has not yet been explained.

The video shared by Square Enix focuses on Final Fantasy VII, Chapter 1, Main Section 2 "Meeting the Flower Girl". This covers the first meeting between Aerith and Cloud in Sector 8 on Loveless Street when she gives Cloud a flower. After Cloud meets Aerith, he is surrounded by Shinra Security Officers and must fight them off to leave the sector. The footage shows off the keyboard inputs for the various buttons on the game's UI which have been retooled to work without a touchscreen. Each button has been replaced with a specific key on the keyboard. The video of the Steam version of FFVII Ever Crisis did not show off any footage of mouse inputs.


A Christmas-themed event is currently running in FFVII Ever Crisis which introduced a new, original storyline focused on a Gingerbread Cactuar that steals gifts from Avalanche. A new banner is also live in the game which features new Christmas-themed outfits and weapons for Tifa and Lucia. The banner will run until December 14, 2023.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is currently available to download for free on Android and iOS devices. The PC version of the game will be releasing on Steam on December 7, 2023. The Christmas event "The Holy Flame's Gift" will run until December 25, 2023.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 9:00 AM

Stern Pinball Seth Davis

In 2023, Stern Pinball moved to a new location in Illinois, worked on tables based on Godzilla, Foo Fighters, and Venom, and launched its Insider Connected app to bring players together. To learn more about the company and its plans, Siliconera spoke with CEO Seth Davis about the company and its latest moves.

Jenni Lada: When did you first start here with Stern?

Seth Davis: I've been here for a little over two years. So, couple years ago I I joined and it's been a lot of fun. 

What made you decide you wanted to join?

Davis: Stern makes the best pinball machines in the world. I've always been a big gamer. I came from Disney most recently, where I had worked on video games and all that. I'd grown up in an 80s arcade, like a lot of people my age, and, went between video games and pinball machines and all of that. So, having the opportunity to join a company that makes the best products in the world at what they do is just a really unique opportunity. So I moved out to Chicago and joined up.

About how many tables have you made this year, and which one do you think has been the most successful so far?

Davis: So, we've released a couple of new tables this year and we have our cornerstones. So those are our big new releases. We released our Venom table most recently this year. And then earlier this year, we did Foo Fighters as well.

So both have been really well received. Appealed to a bit of different audiences. I would say at this point, in terms of what went better selling, Foo Fighters has had longer to sell, so it's the better seller of the two right at the moment. But you know, both of them, we expect to have long lives ahead of them.

And then we've done some special editions of other titles as well. We've released a new version of Jurassic Park, a new version of Elvira. We've had a lot of fun with those.

So with the Godzilla pinball table that we saw out there today, what did the process of getting the arrangements to create it look like? About how long did it take to put together and what kind of inspirations were used to determine which Kaiju would appear on it and determine how it would look like when it would come to market?

Davis: We spend a lot of time listening to the community and talking amongst ourselves about what would make great pinball machines. In order to have licensed pinball machines, there's also a relationship with the company that owns the license and owns those properties. So it's a little bit of a dance around all of that. We come up with what we would like, we work with licensers to see who's interested. Who wants a pinball machine. Who's really excited, Sometimes licensers will approach us as well.

In this case, a lot of our, our folks were really excited about the opportunity to work with Godzilla, a really well-known character works great for pinball. It was something we were really excited about, and the folks at Toho, who owns the license to that, were excited as well to put that together.

Typically we'll secure our licenses two to three years before we make a product, it takes about a year and a half, a little bit longer to make a game. So you wanna have your relationship in place before you start spending the time making the game. So it takes about a year and a half to develop most of our games and get them to the point where we can finally produce them at the end of that. So that's usually two or three years from sort of initial concept to ok, now it's come to life. 

Now with this Godzilla pinball table, since this is a cabinet that I imagine be very popular overseas as well as in the United States and Europe, does that affect the distribution and licensing and the creative process? And how does that change compared to a more domestic table like say the Stranger Things table?

Davis: All of our products at Stern are global. We actually send a lot of our volume internationally. We have a big market in Europe, Australia, and in other markets as well. You know, Latin America and places like that. A meaningful portion of our volume goes internationally, so we are actually looking always for licenses that can carry internationally.

Luckily, even with Stranger Things, Netflix is sort of everywhere. That IP is carried even internationally. Some always do better internationally than others, but we're always looking for titles that do well, internationally, because otherwise it doesn't make as much sense for us to do a title that only works in one market or another. We're really looking for the, the best global opportunities for those titles.

Would you say that your background with Disney and other companies has made it a little bit easier to understand how to approach certain tables or work out certain IPs like, say, with the Guardians of the Galaxy table?

Davis: So Stern is, as I said before, a very unique company, and one of the reasons why I came here was because they needed someone who was comfortable with large entertainment licenses, gaming, as well as manufacturing.

And you know, you can find manufacturing people, you can find entertainment and gaming people. It's hard to find people that have experience in manufacturing, entertainment, and gaming. And those are all things that I like to do. So that was a big opportunity to be here.

It's definitely been really helpful that I have experience with the entertainment companies and what they're looking for, in order to be able to secure the deals to get these IP and to be able to do what we need to do here, it's definitely part of part of doing the job and getting the job done.

When you're doing a virtual adaptation of your pinball tables, say with other companies when they're developing their pinball titles, what does the process look like for you and how involved is Stern with that?

Davis: So we've historically done, mostly before I was here, some amount of having our, our tables adapted for digital. We found the experience in most of those to not be to the standards that the company aspires to and hopes for. So we paused a little bit on that. It doesn't mean we won't ever get back to it or wouldn't be interested in doing it, but we wanna make sure when we do it, it's what people are looking for.

But as you allude to the rights in the digital space are a little bit different than the rights in the physical space. Once you get into the licensing world, there's a lot of dos and don'ts about what you are allowed to do and what you're not allowed to do with all that.

This is a new building for Stern that just moved into in September 2023. What do you plan to do in terms of like outreach and allowing the community to come in and take a look around? Like I had heard mention about having tours and the game room.

Davis: We're, we're working on our game room and arcade space and putting that together so that people can have a fun time when they're here and get to play a number of the games. We're still sort of building that out.

We're also doing some work on the outside of the building. The outside will look a little bit more fun as well.

It's our intention to start having real tours and really put that together. We've historically always done some amount of tours for people, when they call and ask. A lot of that obviously subsided during the pandemic era, but we're eager to bring that all back and welcome people in. Pinball Expo, where we welcomed 600 people in, was the first example of doing that.

I think probably going into next year, we'll probably have something put together where people can come visit us and see how pinball's made, because no matter how many times you give the tour or go on the tour, it's just a lot of fun.

What kind of things would you like to expand on and do in the future with Stern and its pinball tables?

Davis: So the big things with Stern that we're focused on right now is Insider Connected. So Insider Connected is our digital offering. It's kind of our opportunity to offer some continuity between gameplay and help wrap some community around all of that.

People naturally wrap community around pinball. They go to tournaments. They play together in groups. They talk about it and all that. We now have the opportunity to offer them ways to expand and extend that experience with Insider Connected. See how their friends are doing. Compete on leader boards. Track their scores. Find where new pinball machines are located near them so they can go check them out and play them. We expect to continue to extend that.

Stern Pinball's latest and upcoming tables include Godzilla, Foo Fighters and Venom.

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Siliconera Monday, December 4, 2023 8:00 AM

Sailor Moon X Sanrio Crossover Merchandise

Sanrio released a new line of crossover merchandise involving the anime and manga series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon worldwide. Several new crossover products are available and on sale now on the company's online store.

For this crossover, each Sailor Senshi has been paired with a fitting Sanrio mascot. Additionally, a new illustration has been created for each duo.

Here is a full list of the new Sailor Moon X Sanrio products, along with the prices for each piece of merchandise:

  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos 44-pc Sticker Set: $12 (Currently $9.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Acrylic Stand Blindbox: $14.99
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Charm Blindbox: $18 (Currently $14.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Clear File Set: $11.99 (Currently $7.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Compact Mirror: $38 (Currently $28)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Hair Clips (Hello Kitty): $14.99 (Currently $9.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Hair Clips (My Melody): $14.99 (Currently $8.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Memo Pad Blindbox: $19.99 (Currently $14.99)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Pouch: $38
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Reusable Bag & Compact Pouch: $58 (Currently $48)

Check out all of the available Sailor Moon X Sanrio crossover merchandise in the gallery below:

Sailor Moon is available to stream on Hulu.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 1:52 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, December 4, 2023 1:28 PM
     Mage WowSeason of Discovery is here, and WoW Classic players are thrilled to dive into all the new content and explore WoW with a fresh coat of paint. We're going to break down where to find Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic Season of Discovery. WoW Classic Season of Discovery: How to get more Comprehension Charms Mages are one of the most beloved classes in the franchise, and they've received some new quests to go alongside their runes for SoD. However, Mages are also getting a brand new currency within the game known as Comprehension Charms, which will be used at certain vendors to crack the code on scrolls and other items. However, they're very limited in Season of Discovery thus far, and players will want to hunt these down as soon as they can, there are two currently known methods to obtain them. First, complete the quest titled "Spell Research," which is when players unlock their first Mage rune, and you'll need to complete oth...

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     Untitled Design (4)Picking the right class in WoW is going to determine how you play and the level of difficulty you have, especially in WoW Classic. Hunters will have some responsibility when it comes to their pets, and we're going to run over how to feed your pet in Classic WoW Season of Discovery. WoW Classic: How to feed your pet Beast Mastery is the class within WoW that allows players to have pets fight alongside them. However, like any animal, players will need to ensure that they take care of their pets, even in World of Warcraft, and to do so, players will need to feed them. To feed your pet in WoW, you're going to need to right-click on the "Feed Pet" spell and then left-click on some food in your inventory or on your action bar. This will then feed your pet the desired food, and they'll be very happy. You'll be able to continue questing throughout the many regions that WoW Classic has to offer. Related: WoW Classic...

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     Payday developer Starbreeze is making a live-service Dungeons & Dragons game codenamed Project Baxter

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     After the Big Bang event wiped out the Chapter 4 island, Fortnite is going underground for its brand-new season which is adding heaps of cool stuff, including the patriarch of the cartoon show Family Guy. Yup, Peter Griffin is officially in Fortnite, and he's looking swole.

WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Monday, December 4, 2023 8:22 AM
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     Every now and then, vidya games decide they have to be…please imagine me dropping my voice an octave…serious. Whether it was the  Real is Brown era, the era of Sad Dads, the Dark Souls era of fallen and depressing worlds, or now, every now and then, games have to be serious, with muted color palettes […]

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