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GamersHeroes Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:26 PM

The world of Fortnite gets that much blockier with the release of LEGO Fortnite tomorrow - gear up for this collaboration with the cinematic trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:13 PM

The first and only mission in Act IV leads you into the Dark Aether. After defeating the final boss in this mission you obtain a Locked Diary. This guide on What To Do With The Locked Diary In COD Modern Warfare 3 Zombies (MWZ) walks you through what you need to do in order to use and unlock the diary to progress further into the mysteries of the zombies mode.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:40 PM

The world of EA Sports UFC 5 is getting that much better with a number of substantial live service updates designed to help the player experience.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:28 AM

The dog-eat-dog world of Novarama's UNITED 1944 will see its Early Access on December 12.

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Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 5:34 PM

The 2023 Game Awards are happening on December 7. And to celebrate a night of mostly trailers, ads, and celebrities with maybe (if we're lucky) a few awards tossed in, Steam and The Game Awards have teamed up for a big sales event discounting some of the best games of the last decade.


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:30 PM

While the Batman: Arkham Trilogy may be something of a dumpster fire on Nintendo Switch, folks playing the superhero adventure games via the handheld-console hybrid found one redeeming element: a touching tribute to legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy.


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:45 PM

Earlier this week, Rockstar Games released the long-awaited first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI, the massive sequel to 2013's GTA 5. And while the trailer itself is quickly racking up millions of views every hour, the Tom Petty song featured in it is also doing pretty dang well, too.


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:33 PM

Cyberpunk 2077 is in a pretty good spot these days. After a dumpster fire of a launch, the next-gen update, 2.0 patch, and Phantom Liberty expansion have gotten CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG to a respectable state. The 2.1 patch that launched this week adds a nice little bow to the game as its "last big update." It…


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:45 PM

I've played about six hours of Ubisoft's new Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora and my big takeaway is that Avatar sickos will love this game, Far Cry Primal fans will get a kick out of Ubisoft returning to this formula, and everyone else, well… uh…dang, the game sure is pretty, huh?


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:56 PM

So, how many times have you watched the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer thus far? To be honest, I've fully lost track for myself, but as the internet pores over it for the 98-millionth time, folks are starting to point out that many scenes of life in the fictional state of Leonida look quite familiar. It turns out those…


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:30 PM

Diablo 4's latest update went live on December 5. It added a new end game pinnacle dungeon challenge where players rush to defeat bloodseekers in the Abattoir of Zir, with the goal of spawning an even more difficult boss. It's meant to be one of the hardest fights in the game, aimed at players who have already reached…


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:15 PM

On December 5, Rockstar Games dropped the official Grand Theft Auto VI trailer following a leak. On that same day, we asked you, Kotaku readers, to share your opinions on what you saw of the upcoming crime sim. The responses were…chaotic, but there was one major theme throughout: the trailer looks stunning, so y'all…


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:30 AM

Twitch is shutting down operations in Korea, effective February 27, 2024.


Kotaku Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:08 AM

While Sony acquired Destiny 2 maker Bungie for $3.6 billion in 2022, it repeatedly claimed the creator of Halo and other hits would remain an "independent subsidiary." Now IGN reports that if Bungie's sci-fi MMO keeps failing revenue targets, Sony could dissolve its existing board of directors and take full control of…


PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 5:37 PM

Supermassive Games has been tight-lipped about their single-player Dead by Daylight game but that's all set to change. As confirmed by the developer, it'll be revealed for the first time at this year's Game Awards.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:49 PM

What are the best Marvel Snap decks? December 2023 is here and it has brought Sebastian Shaw into the fray, an interesting card that can quickly gain lots of power if left unchecked, and while he isn't quite meta-defining or one of the best cards in the game, he does slot immediately into one of the best decks in Marvel Snap.

The Marvel Snap meta is constantly changing but whether you're a well-travelled veteran well into series four or five, you're still unlocking some deck staples in series three, or you're still in the early days getting to grips with how all the cards interact with one another in one of the best card games on PC, we're here to help. We have a list of all the best decks in the Marvel Snap meta at the moment, followed by the best beginner decks for all you newbies.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:39 PM

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, one of 2023's best strategy games, is unleashing its final two pieces of DLC alongside a new, free update. If you haven't yet played this pirate outing, you can save 20% on Steam and snag it for a lightning deal.


PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:08 PM

Vampire Survivors is expanding once again, as developer Poncle reveals the arcade-style game's upcoming downloadable content. Coming as a surprise crossover with multiplayer social deduction game Among Us, the DLC will launch you into space to play as one of the iconic bean-shaped Crewmates.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:26 PM

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is nearing its release date, and I'm only growing more impatient. As I hungrily devour every bit of news from The Chinese Room and Paradox Interactive, the developers keep me sated with reveals such as the latest which showcases the RPG's fourth and final playable class. If you were hoping for the Clan of Kings, the proud Ventrue, then you're in luck.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:16 PM

Well, who would have guessed that The Game Awards would spark a battle of the PC gaming handhelds? Shortly after the announcement that Geoff Keighley is going to give away 100 Steam Deck OLED models during the awards show, Lenovo clapped back, offering 100 of its Legion Go devices up for grabs too.

As the old saying goes, 'You've got to be in it, to win it', and some lucky gamers could win both a Steam Deck OLED and Lenovo Legion Go, if the planets align. Following on from the announcement that 100 Steam Deck OLED models will be given away during The Game Awards, Lenovo reached out to us to let us know that it will also be handing out 100 Legion Go consoles to lucky participants.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:54 PM

How do you fix the Call of Duty Niamey-Logan error? This intimidating error box might make itself known as you're logging into Warzone for the new season, but fear not - all is not as lost as it may first appear.

Call of Duty Warzone new season is underway, and the Niamey-Logan error is plaguing players as they attempt to gain access to the game. If you're worried about losing your best loadout or unlocked material, read on to learn how to fix the Call of Duty data is corrupt error message.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:23 PM

Baldur's Gate 3 has only been out for a few months but has been embraced by millions of players and already found its way onto many games of the year lists. Now, Larian Studios has given us a glimpse into how the game's tadpole-headed adventurers have been playing the game.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:16 PM

War is a terrible, brutal thing that has effects on a far-reaching scale, but it's the stories of individuals that often land most powerfully close to home. Last Train Home, launched just last week on Steam, is one such tale - putting you in charge of a small group of soldiers desperately trying to get home in the wake of the Great War. Now, if you want to pick it up for yourself, you can get one of the most hard-hitting war stories, the excellent This War is Mine, as essentially a free game alongside it.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:31 PM

What are the best open-world games on PC? From the early days of gaming, with Ultima and Lords of Midnight, open-world games have always been right at home on PC - indeed, those pesky consoles often couldn't handle it. Compare the ambitious early version of Halo to the final, more confined result, for example - and only the PC could hold sprawling regions in the very first Elder Scrolls games. Nevertheless, the leap into full 3D with Grand Theft Auto 3 and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind really brought the idea of open-world gaming to the masses.

These days, open-world games are their own genre separate from single-player MMOs. You can find accurate depictions of real-life cities or countries, huge fictional expanses with their own landmarks, complete worlds to check out - or even entire galaxies, depending on where you want to go on your next adventure. Not only are these the best open-world games, but a lot of them show up in our best PC games list, too.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:05 PM

Resistor sure looks great. The upcoming driving open-world RPG game has been shown off at Day of the Devs, giving us our best look at what's in store. If you're a fan of the Mad Max game, a little bit of Borderlands' corporate overtones, and some honest-to-goodness death racing, you need to check this out.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:48 AM

Yes hunty, you read that title correctly - Drag Her! is an upcoming indie fighting game featuring some of the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race. Ever wondered how Kim Chi would react if Alaska told her that her makeup is, indeed, terrible? This, kitty girls, is the moment you've been waiting for.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:41 AM

Cryptmaster is so bold and charming, I can't help but grin just moments after it begins. The deep, resonant voice of the eponymous Cryptmaster booms over the opening titles, as the mysterious dungeon master peers over you, beckoning you back from the dead. This delightful upcoming indie creation is a blend of adventure games, word puzzles, and dungeon-crawling RPGs, and you can try it out right now courtesy of a free demo on Steam.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:35 AM

Resident Evil 4 Remake has some of the finest over-the-shoulder shooting in all of videogames. The original RE4 set the standard, of course, but Capcom's 2023 horror hit made it louder, nastier, and more gratifying. You take the intense, back-to-the-wall action of Leon Kennedy's latest outing, and combine it with the isometric viewpoint and brutalist, pseudo-Soviet aesthetic of Disco Elysium. It sounds like they won't fit together - how can you have a third-person shooter if we're playing from that classic CRPG-type perspective. But you see, this is the trick. With an art style also reminiscent of Signalis, and dismemberment mechanics that would make Dead Space's Isaac Clarke jealous, Holstin, a new survival horror game available to try on Steam, has a lot of cool surprises.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:31 AM

What are the Diablo 4 Abattoir of Zur rewards? This punishing Pinnacle Dungeon is the highlight of patch 1.2.3, offering high-level players a chance to test their mettle against the hardest challenges that the servants of Zir can throw at them.

That said, the Diablo 4 Abattoir of Zir rewards aren't as substantial as you might assume. In many ways, the challenge is meant to be the reward in itself, as Blizzard continues to expand the Diablo 4 endgame for its most powerful players. The Diablo 4 Abattoir of Zir is effectively a time trial, which tasks you to clear the Diablo 4 dungeon in the space of ten minutes. However, this simple challenge is easier said than done, and even battle-hardened Diablo 4 veterans can may find it a struggle. That said, here's what you can earn once you finally beat it.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:30 AM

It's not often that I find the visual style of a game so arresting that it completely grabs my attention, but that's exactly how I feel about action platformer Ultros. With bright psychedelic colors, a Ridley Scott's Alien vibe, and a really promising atmosphere, this is one that your early 2024 videogame radar should be attuned to.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:34 AM

What is the best AMR9 loadout? The AMR9 is a lightweight and versatile SMG that can be customized in various ways to suit your playstyle, whether that's improving the gun's range or adding extra firepower so it operates more like an AR.

The AMR9 gives the MW3 Striker loadout a run for its money to be the best SMG in MW3. We've decided to steer into the AMR9's strengths of being mobile and snappy, as well as being pretty fun to use, so have gone for a class setup and loadout to improve its mobility even further. Here's our preferred AMR9 loadout.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:22 AM

Stardew Valley is an absolute delight, but have you ever wished that you could take on the wildlife (and perhaps even some of its inhabitants) in turn-based RPG combat? With the likes of Honkai Star Rail, Baldur's Gate 3, and Sea of Stars really tickling our tactical neurons in 2023, it's only fair that the format turns its eye to the world of peaceful rural exploration. Enter Hermit and Pig, a delightful indie game promising just that, which has already caught my eye with its charming style.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:23 AM

What is the best Rival 9 loadout? Taking an SMG into battle as your primary weapon is a statement, it tells your opponents that you're going to push the pace of the fights, that you're going to get in their face, and that you're going to be relentless. The Rival 9 is a compact SMG that will see you run rings around your enemies.

The Modern Warfare 3 release date is here, and with it comes a host of new MW3 guns and a bunch of classic MW3 maps. One of these new guns is the Rival 9, an all-rounder when it comes to the SMG category, the Rival 9 sits in the middle for nearly every attribute, which makes it an excellent choice if you plan on engaging the enemy in a multitude of scenarios.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:10 AM

While there is plenty of hype for The Game Awards 2024 - and a fair bit of controversy - one thing that is becoming somewhat of an annual tradition is the giving away of Steam Decks. This year, 100 1TB Steam Deck OLED models can be won, and all you have to do is watch the marathon awards ceremony live.

During last year's event, the OG Steam Deck was given out to lucky winners every minute, as long as they were watching The Game Awards live, but it appears a different format will be in play this year, with the 1TB Steam Deck OLED as a prize. When we reviewed the Steam Deck OLED we were mightily impressed by the fact it was more than just a simple screen upgrade and deemed it a must-buy over the predecessor.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:08 AM

Metal Gear Solid has one of the most brilliant and distinctive aesthetics in all of gaming. Psycho Mantis, Solidus Snake, the spooky, metatextual boss fight with The Sorrow - Kojima's style transcends just visuals, and encapsulates a caricature of politics, history, and contemporary social issues that's instantly recognizable and purely subjective. But there's a new stealth game, by independent developer Tallboys, that gives even the strangest and most visionary moments in MGS a run for their money. Essentially, it's you versus a single guard. The only problem is that the guard is a giant, and watching your every move like B.F. Skinner with one of his rats. Welcome to Militsioner.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:09 AM

What is the best MTZ 762 loadout? Battle rifles are an interesting class of weapon in Modern Warfare 3; their slow rate of fire when compared to the assault rifle class means that they can be an unforgiving weapon for the novice, but if you manage to find the weapon setup that fits for you, these guns can dominate.

The Modern Warfare 3 release date is finally here. One of the most devastating Modern Warfare 3 weapons we have used is the MTZ 762, and with this Modern Warfare MTZ 762 setup, we were able to take players down almost instantaneously - no matter the range.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:22 PM

Influential British developer Jeff Minter, whose four-decade career spans the likes of Tempest 2000, Polybius, Space Giraffe and Revenge of the Mutant Camels, will be the focus of the next interactive documentary from the folks behind the roundly excellent Making of Karateka and Atari 50.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:47 PM

Mech-farming sim Lightyear Frontier has confirmed its release for next March, landing around a year after the delayed chill space game was originally meant to touch down on Planet PC.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:08 PM

Baldur's Gate 3 is pretty popular, it turns out. So popular that more collective human time has been spent chatting up hot vampires, shagging bears and being turned into sentient cheese than human civilisation has existed for.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:10 PM

Fortnite's much-touted crossover with Lego is almost upon us - and it's showing off a pretty darn impressive transformation. Lego Fortnite won't just add a few minifig skins or some blocky guns, but a completely new co-op survival and crafting game mode with more than a touch of Minecraft about it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:30 PM

The Day Of The Devs showcases are always some of the brightest spots in the biannual trailer'thon gauntlets, and this year's inaugural edition for The Game Awards is no exception. There were 20 fresh-faced indie games highlighted in tonight's 90-odd-minute stream, and cor, there are some right old gems in here, too, with brand-new game announcements from the devs behind Genesis Noir, Kind Words and Tangle Tower to name just a few. We also got more in-depth looks at some of this year's most intriguing indie games that previously only had an enigmatic teaser snippets attached to them. So come and join us below, where you'll find a digest of all 20 announcements from this evening's showcase, as well as the stream in full if you'd prefer to watch it all as it happened.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:30 PM

Aww yeah, now we're talking. One of my personal highlights from tonight's Day Of The Devs Showcase, developers SFB Games have just announced they're making a sequel to their excellent detective puzzle game, Tangle Tower. Called The Mermaid's Tongue, this latest locked room mystery will see Detective Grimoire and his assistant Sally return for an altogether more watery adventure as they solve the strange murder of one Magnus Montuga, who's met their unfortunate demise after being seemingly spat out by a cursed cauldron that's never been opened. Come and watch the reveal trailer below - and then why not hop over to Steam to play its free teaser demo while you're at it?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:12 PM

Well, this is a lovely surprise, isn't it? Chill letter writing game Kind Words was a lofi hit back in 2019, encouraging players to share over 5 million anonymous notes of support and, well, kindness since launch. Now developers Popcannibal are back with a full-blown sequel, Kind Words 2 (Lofi City Pop). You're probably thinking, 'How could they possibly have made a sequel to this perfectly formed note 'em up? Have they added emails? Carrier pigeons? Inscribing on stone tablets?' Well, as the reveal trailer below shows, it's gone for more of an Animal Crossing-style city to enjoy, letting you connect with fellow players and express your deepest feelings in new, more directed settings. That's right, it's time to get out of your bedroom and touch some virtual grass.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:00 PM

Pour one out for Mimimi Games today, readers. Despite announcing they were shutting up shop following the release of this year's fantastic Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, today marks the grand finale for their stealth strategy masterpiece in the form of a new free Treasure Hunt update, and the release of their two paid expansions. Each brings a brand-new pirate to The Red Marley's undead crew, as well as their own half-dozen story missions to play through spread across islands old and new, and once you've begun each of their respective questlines, they're readily available to play in any of the game's regular plunderings, too.

Mimimi have kept the identity of these pirates a secret until now, but after playing both DLCs for a big chunk of the last week, I'm confident in saying this is exactly the swansong Shadow Gambit deserves - with one of the expansions in particular bringing a poignant touch of coming full circle on Mimimi's work as a studio. Naturally, spoilers circle these waters like hungry sharks, but if you're resigned to such a fate, let's dive in below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:30 AM

Rockstar has released a 90-second GTA 6 trailer! Wowee! No seriously, ignoring my cynicism for a second, it does look really impressive. As I mentioned in our RPS reacts piece, I'm genuinely excited by the prospect of a renewed Vice City and you bet I'll be there for the inevitable five-minute narrated trailer that begins with a person saying, "Welcome to Vice City".

There's no doubt Vice City is going to be dense and chaotic, going by all the twerking and the social media parodies of real life Florida folks. But really, I do hope that Rockstar doesn't just reserve next-gen's horsepower for wildness. I want some peace, some quiet, some innocuous suburbs to laze around in. That would be nice.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 6:00 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Priscilla Screenshot Compared to Original FFVII

Square Enix shared new Final Fantasy VII Rebirth information and screenshots featuring Priscilla, a resident of Under Junon that likes to befriend dolphins. The new character design and screenshot was also compared with images of the original Final Fantasy VII.

Here is the original Final Fantasy VII image. It depicts Priscilla inside her house in Under Junon, with Cloud on the entrance. Priscilla is wearing a yellow too and red pants, with a green hair accessory.

Image via Square Enix

And here is the new Priscilla screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The screenshot shows that Priscilla retains the same design and outfit, but now includes more detail in her clothing, and even preserves the green hair accessory from the original. In addition, Priscilla is now seen wearing a seashell necklace.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Priscilla Screenshot Compared to Original FFVII
Image via Square Enix

The official Square Enix social media account shared that Priscilla likes to teach dolphins tricks. In FFVII Rebirth, Priscilla is also worried that the dolphins and other sea creatures are suffering because of the pollution caused by undersea Mako reactors.

Priscilla is voiced by Rikako Ohta in the Japanese dub of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Ohta is a young up-and-coming voice actor who has previously worked in various Japanese TV drama shows, as well as provide Japanese voiceover for roles such as Cassandra Lang in the Ant-Man movies. This will be her first video game credit.

Other FFVII Rebirth screenshots have previously been shared. Some recent ones include comparisons of Cloud playing the piano in Rebirth and the original game, the introduction of Bugenhagen in Cosmo Canyon, Elena's introduction in the Mako Caves, and how the Buggy looked then and now .

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PS5 on February 29, 2024. The platform exclusivity arrangement ends on May 29, 2024. FFVII Remake is immediately available on the PS4, PS5, and PC. FFVII Ever Crisis is on mobile devices, and will come to PC on December 7, 2023.

The post Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Priscilla Screenshot Compared to FFVII appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 5:00 PM

Moonstone Island Winter DLC

Moonstone Island will be receiving a round of winter themed DLC and an update just in time for Christmas. These new additions include some free content along with a paid decoration pack will be releasing on December 13, 2023.

The free content for the Moonstone Island winter DLC includes festive decorations and a selection of new Ice Spirits, including a polar bear in a huge jumper and a penguin on a snowboard. Their names have not been revealed yet. In addition, a new infinite dungeon will be included, called the Infinidungeon. Two major tweaks will also be made to the game, including the ability to fast travel using a new Warp Totem item and the ability to save Spirits to the Science Center, allowing you to keep them even without a Spirit Barn.

The paid DLC, called December Lovely Cozies, will feature a range of new decorations for Moonstone Island. These include snowmen, which the developers at Supersoft have named Snowmelia and Frostopher, along with a Snowman House. Other items will include a snowboard, fuzzy rug and icicles. This DLC will be available for $3.99 and there will be a 15% discount for its first week.

This is the second round of seasonal DLC added to Moonstone Island. In October, Supersoft added a Halloween update to the game. Like the winter DLC, it contained new spirits and decorations, along with quality-of-life adjustments.

Moonstone Island is out now for PC, with a Switch version on the way. The winter DLC will be available on December 13, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:00 PM

Persona 3 Reload Yukari Battle Outfit Emphasizes Her Role as an Archer

Atlus shared new insights from Persona 3 Reload character designer Azusa Shimada about the new battle outfit for Yukari. Her new outfit is designed to reinforce the idea of Yukari being both a fashionable person and a cool fighter.

The A-line silhouette of her new jacket is intended to reinforce her aesthetic as an archer, explained Azusa. Furthermore, she wears her jacket in a casual manner, and pairs it with widely visible neck and chest accessories to emphasize the idea that she's a fashion-conscious person.

Azusa also said that he wanted to make her combat equipment, bow, and quiver look heavy. The reasoning behind this is so that she would convey the feeling of being a cool fighter, as much as she is cute and fashionable. In a similar fashion, Yukari's jacket is designed to flutter and move when she casts Wind elemental spells.

You can take a better look at the new Persona 3 Reload combat outfit for Yukari, and original Japanese commentary on it here:

Atlus previously shared some comments about the design for the battle outfit of the Persona 3 Reload main character, and Azusa said that he drew inspiration from biker jackets and military clothing.

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 Wednesday, December 6, 2023 3:00 PM

Review- Lego Bricktales VR Is the Coziest Quest Game a

The VR version of Lego Bricktales is a perfect example of a game working better on a new platform than its original one. While I enjoyed playing it on a PS5, getting to actually zoom in on dioramas and build on virtual tables in my lap or on my coffee table is far more intuitive and fun. 

We're an observer in Lego Bricktales VR. We watch from above as a young individual reunites with his grandfather to help restore a dilapidated amusement park. How? They work alongside a robot named Rusty that was rehabbed by aliens and go through portals to other areas to assist people in need. In so doing, they earn the Happiness Crystals necessary to clean up the place, get the mayor off Grandpa's back, and potentially make even more people happy.

Solving this crisis is a fairly simple affair. You go through portals to different regions inspired by Lego sets, like a jungle or city. When traversing the overworld, you move your minifig avatar around, perhaps collecting items, talking to people in need of assistance, or using Rusty's abilities to continue on your way. Though often the means of moving forward means using the power of building. 

Building is truly the highlight of Lego Bricktales in VR. The game constantly tasks players with creating items to advance the story and proceed through areas. In some situations, it means creating bridges, staircases, or supports to grant you access to new areas. This also means a "testing" portion so you can ensure it is safe to put weight on things. You might also be matching existing structures, piecing together things, or building specific items to help move through spaces. There are often multiple right answers, and you also can get customization options to make these new creations look better in the dioramas you're exploring.

Remember how I said Lego Bricktales felt better suited to VR earlier? That building is exactly why. When you're going through these sections, you use the VR controller to actually pick up and place each brick. Because we now have a three dimensional field, which we can move at any time and basically have in our laps, we know exact positioning and can easily adjust every item. It felt much easier both to assemble items, as well as ensure that certain constructs were structurally sound. It's a luxury that I didn't have on the Switch, and it made the experience much more enjoyable. 

Image via ClockStone Studio and Thunderful Games

The perspectives afforded by this being in VR also make it easier to appreciate the environments we're exploring. I found it easier to find collectibles, like hermit crabs or small animals, in stages due to being able to spin the whole build in my lap and really peer at it from above. The viewpoints are really fantastic. Plus having the pass-through option to allow it to seem like the dioramas are in your living room and in front of you is a fun perk. Though honestly, I used the mixed reality option to play while having something on in the background. The only frustration stems from needing to constantly shift and adjust the playfield to see different perspectives. It really isn't possible to just set it down and leave the diorama in one place for an extended period. Also, as good as it does look here, I did find it looked better on the PS5, so I feel like a bit of a sacrifice was made.

Lego Bricktales really works well in VR, and it is a lot of fun to play on the Quest 3. It really does feel like building is more fun when you're going hands-on with the headset's controllers to move each brick and go more hands-on, in a way, with the creations. Plus there is the feeling of each diorama and project being right in front of you, as though you were going through an actual set in your living room. It's one of the cozier and relaxed VR games I've played, and I appreciate this new approach to the adventure.

Lego Bricktales VR will come to the Meta Quest Pro, 2, and 3 on December 7, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:30 PM

Poncle announced that there will be a Vampire Survivors Among Us DLC pack called Emergency Meeting. It will debut on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on December 18, 2023 for $2.49/€2.49/£1.99, followed by a PC and mobile one.

As suggested by the name, all of the new content will be based on Among Us. This means there will be nine playable characters based on crewmates. Songs from the game will appear. So will 15 weapons inspired by the game and its kills. This also means the new characters and old ones can visit a Polus Replica-inspired map to uncover its secrets and face its enemies.

Here's the full trailer for the Vampire Survivors Emergency Meeting DLC. It begins with an animated segment featuring some of the various playable characters we've already seen in the game. While facing a boss, they are teleported to another area. This is Polus, and the crewmates then appear before them. The animation then continues with a brief clip of gameplay footage suggesting some of the crewmate playable characters could be a ghost and an imposter.

Here's a gallery of screenshots showing off how some of the various characters and the new stage will look once the DLC drops.

While Vampire Survivors is getting an Among Us crossover, Among Us just got an update with other games. It now has an Indie Cosmicube for people to buy with Beans. If they do, equip it, and play the game, then they can earn cosmetics based on other titles like Celeste, Undertale, and Untitled Goose Game. Things based on seven other games will appear there.

Vampire Survivors is available for the Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and mobile devices. The Emergency Meeting DLC will bring various Among Us items to the Xbox and PC versions of the game on December 18, 2023, with the Switch and mobile ones arriving eventually as well.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:00 PM

Usada Pekora Usagi the Megami Concert Included Houshou Marine

The first Usada Pekora "Usagi the Megami" concert aired, and it turns out it included guest stars like Houshou Marine and Shiranui Flare. The full set list was revealed, merchandise is available, and the archived stream is on the way.

First, here's the full Usada Pekora concert set list of songs. Many of them are tracks from her first album. As pointed out on the official social media channel, Flare, Marine, and Noel all joined her for a cover of the Vocaloid song "Blessing." 

  1. "RaRaRa Rabbit"
  2. "Saikyo Megami Usa Pekora"
  3. "Sign is B" (from Oshi no Ko)
  4. "ZenjinruiUsagikakeikaku!"
  5. "Zenryoku Jumping" (Shiranui Flare)
  6. "Lyrical Monster" (Shirogane Noel)
  7. "I'm Your Treasure Box" (Houshou Marine)
  8. "Blessing" (originally by Hatsune Miku)
  9. "KimitoMitaiKeshiki"
  10. "Idol" (from Oshi no Ko)
  11. "Kamippoi na (God-ish)" (originally by Hatsune Miku)
  12. "Shoten Chokuzen Love it LIVE"
  14. "Alibi Bunny"
  15. "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" (originally by Hatsune Miku)
  16. "Usagi the Story"

You can hear a sample of the four Hololive Vtubers singing together on the song "Saikyo Megami Usa Pekora" as well in the social media reveal below:

As for tickets to the virtual concert, those are available for 6,500 yen (~$45) via SPWN and Zaiko. The archive will be available until January 6, 2024 when released. People with tickets can watch more than once. 

Finally, the merchandise from the event includes an Essentials Pack or piecemeal items. The set is $80 and includes a The Rabbit Alliance penlight, towel, t-shirt, and 100% Rabbitality Badge for $80. Pre-orders are open until December 25, 2023, and they ship between April and May 2024.

Here's the full list of items you can buy outside the bundle:

  • Acrylic Stand - $19
  • Book Cover - $12
  • Bracelet - $18
  • Clear Folder and Badge Set - $6
  • Rabbit Alliance Penlight - $31
  • Rabbit Alliance Towel - $24
  • Rabbit Alliance T-Shirt - $26
  • Stained Glass-Style Keychain - $12
  • Tapestry - $21

And here's a gallery showing those items off.

The archive of the concert stream will be available until January 6, 2024 when released.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:30 PM

Jump Festa 2024 Shueisha

Shueisha Games will appear at Jump Festa 2024. Games that it will promote are unVEIL the World, Dousei Fudousan, Haikyuu En, Bleach: Songs of the Soul, and One Piece Vivre Rush.

The only one of these games that's a video game is unVEIL the World. It'll appear on mobile devices some time in the future, and it's a collaborative work between Shueisha Games and NetEase. All of the other games are board games. During Jump Festa 2024, you'll be able to purchase advance copies of Dousei Fudousan and Haikyuu En at the Shueisha booth. There will also be promotional material for unVEIL the World, such as concept art and comments from the main character designer.

Dousei Fudousan will cost 3300 JPY ($22.40) and it's for 2 to 6 players. You have to help couples from Margaret and Betsuma comics find their perfect house. Haikyuu En will cost 4950 JPY ($33.60) and it's also for 2-6 players. Players will appear on the board and you have to choose the right cheer based on the situation. Shueisha Games will have these two at Jump Festa 2024. Bleach: Songs of the Soul will cost 4400 JPY ($29.90) and require at least 3 players. It's a game similar to karuta and focuses on Bleach tankobon covers. Finally, One Piece Vivre Rush will cost 3850 JPY ($26.15) and will be for 2-5 players. You have to pick from over 100 character cards the right answer based on their first appearance and bounty.

Shueisha Games will be at Jump Festa 2024, which will run from December 16 to 17, 2023 in Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:00 PM

Arcade Paradise VR Heading to Meta Quest

Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions announced its laundromat and arcade management simulator Arcade Paradise is getting a VR version for Meta Quest headsets. It is "coming soon" to the systems, and the product page is already live.

The premise in Arcade Paradise is that players are tasked with working at a laundromat. You wash and dry people's clothing for them, while also tending to the place. However, in the back room you can set up an arcade. Profits from the arcade cabinets and laundry can be reinvested back into the business, allowing you access to new cabinets. There are 35 cabinets available to "buy" in-game, though DLC expanded the range of the original release, and these are playable minigames inspired by actual arcade games or other titles in various ways.

Here's the first trailer for the VR version of the game. It offers an idea of what to expect from the new approach to the title.

Arcade Paradise originally launched on consoles and PCs back in August 2022. After launch, additional cabinets were added as paid DLC. This included ones like the Streets of Rage-like Kung Fury: Street Rage or the Vostok Inc. Pinball cabinet.

Arcade Paradise VR is on the way and will be playable on the Meta Quest, Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and Meta Quest Pro. It is immediately available on the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:30 PM

Genshin Impact Artifacts and Expeditions Quality of Life Changes Coming in 4.3

HoYoVerse revealed that the 4.3 update for Genshin Impact will make two requested Artifacts and Expeditions quality of life changes. These will make it easier to sort or finish tasks.

When it comes to the Genshin Impact Artifacts, there will be new filtering and locking options. For example, you can sort by which set, then choose to search by lock state, level status, and if it is equipped. It will be easier to sort by set when in the equipping screen. It will also be possible to search and lock based on the main affix and minor affixes, so you could make sure ones that focus on attack or critical rates could be locked.

As for the Genshin Impact Expeditions, there will be two new buttons when you visit Katheryne at an Adventurers' Guild location. If everyone is dispatched, you can select the Claim All button to claim all of the items when these assignments are done and call folks back. Once you do, there will be a Dispatch Again button. Pressing that will send everyone out on the exact same Expeditions again.

Here's a gallery going over all of the new gifs HoYoVerse shared.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The 4.3 update will arrive in December 2023, with the Special Program going over its new features on December 8, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:00 PM

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Square Enix announced that it will collaborate with Tsutaya (the pottery brand, not the rental stores) on maki-e plates to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV. The plates will be available to pre-order from December 12, 2023 until January 15, 2024.

Wajima-nuri is a type of Japanese lacquerware that differentiates itself from other lacquerware with the usage of multiple layers of urushi in the undercoat. Though the precise details of when this particular style of lacquerware came about, historians believe that the current version of it came about during the early Edo period. The reason why Square Enix and Tsutaya will work together to release wajima-nuri plates is to try and interest younger people in the ancient art.

There will be two wajima-nuri plates available for the Final Fantasy XIV collaboration. The first one focuses on Bahamut and the second references Meteion. The Bahamut plate costs 66,550 JPY ($451.75) and the Meteion plate costs 40,700 JPY ($276.30). Another Bahamut plate will be on display at the Final Fantasy XIV fan festival in 2024.

Though the original Final Fantasy XIV game came out in 2010, this 10th anniversary is actually referring to the current 2.0 version. The game was originally a critical and commercial failure. However, after Naoki Yoshida became the director and producer of Final Fantasy XIV, he revamped it and then relaunched it in 2013. It then went on to become one of Square Enix's most popular and profitable properties.

The Final Fantasy XIV 10th anniversary plates will come out after late March 2024. Final Fantasy XIV is readily available on the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:30 AM

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Lasengle uploaded a new trailer for Uesugi Kenshin, who will be a limited SSR Ruler in Fate/Grand Order. Other Servants on her banner are Berserkers Mori Nagayoshi and Nagakura Shinpachi.

Uesugi Kenshin is the SSR version of Nagao Kagetora, who was a free SR Lancer during the Gudaguda Final Honnoji 2019 event. For reference, Nagao Kagetora is the birth name of the famous Japanese war lord Uesugi Kenshin. Uesugi Kenshin's Noble Phantasm, Bitenhassou Shiranui, increases her Arts performance for one turn. It will then remove a single target's buffs, and then deal a powerful Arts attack. It will deal extra damage against enemies with the Man Attribute.

Like her Lancer counterpart, Nana Mizuki is the voice for Uesugi Kenshin. Mizuki is a singer and actress whose career started in 1997. Some of her more prominent roles include Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Tamao in Shaman King, and Hinata in both Naruto and Boruto.

As for Uesugi Kenshin the actual person, he was a famous daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japan. He ruled over the Echigo province, which is around modern Niigata Prefecture. He had a rivalry with Takeda Shingen, who also appeared in Fate/Grand Order when the current Gudaguda Super Goryokaku event started in late November 2023. Due to his fame and exploits on the battlefield, he is a popular figure who has appeared in multiple video games and anime based on the Sengoku period.

Fate/Grand Order is readily available on mobile devices, with the Japanese server currently running the Uesugi Kenshin banner. The banner will end on December 19, 2023.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 6, 2023 5:25 PM
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     Destiny 2 Scattered Signal God RollScattered Signal is a Season of the Wish Kinetic Strand Fusion Rifle with a Rapid-Fire Frame. It shouldn't be slept on in either PvP or PvE, and you'll learn why in this article detailing the Destiny 2 Scattered Signal God Roll. How to get Scattered Signal in Destiny 2 Scattered Signal is easily obtainable via Season of the Wish Engrams. You can spend Wish Engrams and pray to the RNG gods for a God Roll or get five red border Scatter Signals and unlock the crafting potential. Scatter Signal also has the potential to drop from completing Season of the Wish activities. Related: How to get triple 100 stat armor in Destiny 2 Once Season of the Wish is over, Scatter Signal will be harder to acquire. That's why I recommend at least unlocking its crafting potential now, even if you don't necessarily want to use it now. You don't want to regret it later. Best Destiny 2 Scattered Signal God Roll for PvE Image: Bungie ...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:15 PM
     How To Feed RaccoonsRaccoons are the critters inhabiting the Forest of Valor in Disney Dreamlight Valley. They take some effort to feed, so here's how to feed raccoons in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Disney Dreamlight Valley raccoon feeding guide- what to feed raccoons, how to feed raccoons It's mentioned in the game raccoons like berries, but what kinds? Well, the three fruits that end in "berry" are fair game- gooseberry, raspberry, and blueberry. However, blueberry is the one to go with, as it's their favored food. Raspberry and gooseberry are a raccoon's liked food, but blueberry yields the highest affinity. Related: Disney Dreamlight Valley: Best food for sunbirds Blueberries are easy to retrieve off the bushes in Dazzle Beach and Forest of Valor to go feed to the raccoons. It's getting to a raccoon that is the difficult part. When a raccoon is standing up on its hind legs, stay still. When they lower back down, approach, bu...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 6, 2023 4:11 PM
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:50 PM
     Games Workshop has opened voting for its prestigious Miniature of the Year 2023 award, showcasing a year filled with exceptional Warhammer miniatures. This year's competition is particularly fierce, with two returning Primarchs and a host of other stunning models vying for the coveted title. Diverse Range of Contenders The range of miniatures this year spans …

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     As 2023 winds down there aren't a lot of big games left, except for Ubisoft's new Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora which is, of course, based on James Cameron's two Avatar movies, the latest of which released earlier this year. Let's take a look at the reviews for Ubisoft's latest game and see if its worth buying.

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MonsterVine Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:48 PM
     Here are all the newly announced games from The Day of the Devs: The Game Award Edition Showcase. Llamasoft – Jeff Minter Story Digital Eclipse's next entry in The Gold Master Series documents British gaming icon, Jeff Minter. You'll be able to play the entire history of Llamasoft including games from the unreleased Konix Multi-System […]