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GamersHeroes Sunday, December 31, 2023 10:02 AM

When it came to Gamers Heroes' 2023 Game of the Year Awards, we chose titles that stuck with us well after the credits rolled. Some took us on an adventure, some put a smile on our face, but all managed to make their mark in the industry for both 2023 and the years to come.

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GamersHeroes Sunday, December 31, 2023 10:01 AM

2023 was an incredible year for gaming, but 2024's looking to be no slouch either. On that note, here are Gamers Heroes' 5 best games of January 2024. Oh, and we won't make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

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Kotaku Sunday, December 31, 2023 10:00 AM

This week, we continued taking stock of 2023 with looks back at how the Switch and the Steam Deck fared, our picks for the cream of the crop among shooters and role-playing games, and more juicy commentary on everything the year had to offer.


PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 12:00 PM
     4 things Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League needs to get right

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is Rocksteady Studios' first new game since Arkham Knight back in 2015. As an avid fan of the studio's previous work and of the fact that this new game is supposed to take place in the Arkham universe, I am equal parts excited and anxious. Will the new game be able to live up to the sky-high reputation of its predecessors, or has the developer strayed too far from the path with its latest endeavor? Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has a lot riding on it, and these are the things that Rocksteady needs to get right.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, December 31, 2023 1:00 PM

Everyone's saying 2023 has been a stonking year for video games. To be honest dear reader, I don't think it's been my year. That might be because I've not had a huge amount of time to play loads outside of review duties and general life things, but there's only been, like, less than a handful of games that have truly commanded my attention.

One of said games comes backflipping in right at the tailend of this year: Astral Ascent. It's a 2D roguelike in the vein of Dead Cells, where you battle through stages, power-up, try and get as far as you can, inevitably die, reinvest your winnings, power-up permanently, then go again. It saddens me that I've not seen much excitement for the game elsewhere, so here I am with a little pudding for you. A little treat. Here comes the plane, nyaaaooownnn.

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Siliconera Sunday, December 31, 2023 3:00 PM

What's Your Most Anticipated Game of 2024?

On paper, 2024 is already gearing up to be one of the best years gaming has seen in a long time. From Persona 3 Reload to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, players have a wealth of potential future classics to choose from. We wanted to discuss what our most anticipated games of 2024 are.

2024 is already shaping up to be a year that will hurt my wallet. But out of all of the releases, I'm most looking forward to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. I need to know more about what's going on with Zack and those seemingly alternate timelines, and I need to know immediately. Persona 3 Reload coming out just a few weeks prior will help with the wait, but it might also bloat my backlog if I'm not fast enough! -- Daniel

My answer is a little biased since I got to play a preview of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth back in September 2023, and I was floored by it. However, the sequel remake is, without a doubt, my most anticipated game of 2024. Rebirth is not only shaping up to be another excellent reimagining of Final Fantasy 7 but it's also looking to be one of the best open-world games released in years. However, I couldn't call myself a true Atlus fan if I didn't also mention Persona 3 Reload as the runner-up to my most anticipated release next year.

While I think Persona 4 and 5 are better games mechanically, my first introduction to the series was with the Gekkoukan High School crew on the PSP. Persona has since become one of my all-time favorite franchises, so I can't wait to revisit the PlayStation classic with a modern twist. Lastly, I have to shout out Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. I seriously think the story with Ichiban was one of the most emotional and best narratives I've ever experienced in gaming in years, and I think a lot of people are sleeping on it. I am incredibly excited to see how Ryu Ga Gotku Studio continues to evolve the Yakuza series. -- Brent

It's hard not to pick Final Fantasy 7 RebirthRemake was my favorite game the year it came out, and I adored it despite its limited scope, so this sequel should be even better. That said, if I had to pick something outside of this one, I would go with The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak. I bought and started playing Kuro no Kiseki when it first came out in Japan, but my Japanese was so poor at the time that I only played through the opening chapter, which took me like 8 hours (probably shouldn't take players more than 2-3 hours). I enjoyed what I played then, so I'm hyped for the official localization. -- Cody

Dragon's Dogma 2 can't come soon enough, in my opinion. It's a nice big single-player romp with some cool classes, and hopefully with some of that weirdness from the first game intact, too. Runners-up include Granblue Fantasy: RelinkUnicorn Overlord, and Space Marine 2, which finally has a release date again. -- Elliot

I have to join in with the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth crowd because how can I not? Remake was excellent, and I'm already wondering how they will cram everything into Rebirth. It seems promising. But at the same time, Tekken 8 occupies my thoughts a lot. I played in both betas and enjoyed them, especially with the improvements in the CBT, and now I just want to play more. Plus the demo has promised an astoundingly silly story mode simply by opening on Jin driving a motorcycle up the side of a skyscraper. A month is far too long to wait! -- Leigh

I'm going to go with Unicorn Overlord. The strategic elements sound good. The concept seems great. I like the way we'll be able to station units and build relationships. Not to mention, it is from Vanillaware, which is known for quality experiences.

I mean, I can't wait for FFVII Rebirth and Persona 3 Reload too! Those will be amazing as well! But I just am even more excited about the unknown! -- Jenni

Now that we have revealed our most anticipated games of 2024, we want to hear which titles you are looking forward to the most next year. Let us know in the comments!

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Siliconera Sunday, December 31, 2023 12:00 PM

Nakahara Steals the Show in Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15

The first volume of the manga retelling of the light novel Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15 is out now, courtesy of Yen Press, and it's a fascinating exploration of Osamu Dazai and Chuuya Nakahara's routes. Which means, fittingly enough, the best parts of this first volume are when we get to see these two Bungo Stray Dogs characters play off of each other.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15 starts with both characters at their very beginnings. Despite their ages, both are established individuals and known for their power Chuuya is head of a gang called Sheep. Dazai is a member of Port Mafia on his first assignment to investigate rumors regarding a reappearance of the former, deceased leader of the organization by the new leader Ogai Mori. (Mori happens to also be the man who killed him.) 

Given Chuuya's determination to wipe out Port Mafia following the events in the in the introduction, of course this means the two reunite. Given Chuuya's blunt nature and assertiveness and Dazai already proving himself to be a keen observer who likes to needle other people, this first meeting is fantastic. Seeing him react to Chuuya's ultimatum of "die now or talk and then die" and choosing "okay, kill me now" is a great example of dark humor. Dazai then telling his new opponent and eventual partner that he's short and should drink more milk means we get to see another great reaction. And this just keeps continuing. There's the fantastic banter and chemistry between the two characters due to the way their personalities and personal motivations play off of each other.

Also, while Osamu is the focus of Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, I came away feeling like Chuuya stole the show. The introduction focusing on his execution of the Port Mafia member and pure hated of them is incredibly effective at setting the tone and pulling someone into the story. This continues with his first meeting with Dazai, which really shows their personalities and lets us start to see them play off of each other. The meeting with Ogai Mori only confirms it further.

But again, I do have to mention that while getting to see these two characters in Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15 is a great reason to read the manga, the story is also quite good. There's this supernatural element since we know about Skill users due to both of the leads' abilities. Yet it seemed confirmed that the old Port Mafia boss is dead, and whatever's going on and the investigation into it also is engrossing.

Osamu Dazai and Chuuya Nakahara are highlights in Bungo Stray Dogs, and of course that means this look back at these characters in Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15 is an absolute delight. The general set up is great as well, and I loved seeing their introduction, getting more insight into the Port Mafia, and seeing them play off of each other. It's a fascinating adaptation of the story, and I think even people who aren't fans of the series would enjoy it.

Volume 1 of Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age 15 is available now, and Yen Press hasn't noted when the second volume of the manga will appear.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, December 31, 2023 12:00 PM
     2024 Games Most Anticipated2023 was one of the best years for video games in recent memory; what's cooking in 2024? Since I'm a lover of basically every video game genre, this list will contain AAAs, indies, and everything in between. Top 12 games to look forward to in 2024 I've seen people online joke that with all the extremely anticipated games and movies coming in 2025, 2024 has been dubbed a filler year (like how there are filler episodes in anime). After seeing this list, I think you'll disagree. Related: 10 best PC accessories you'll wish you had sooner While there are many games we know are coming in 2024 that we don't have an official date for and there are many games that will be released this year that we don't know about yet, this list contains a handful of games I think are gonna be great. Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth Image: Square Enix Arguably, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth is going to be the biggest game of t...

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GamersHeroes Sunday, December 31, 2023 7:31 AM

If you want to build a new village base in the Frostlands, LEGO Fortnite's snowy biome, having a list of all the required materials is safer and saves time. Below is a breakdown of the materials required for each level upgrade and also the total materials needed to take a village hub from level 1 to maximum level 10.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 8:13 AM
     The 10 best VR fitness games 2024

What are the best VR fitness games? One seasonal food coma later and you're already pondering how you can use your new VR headset to go from roleplaying as an anime gremlin to improving your health. You're far from the first, you won't be the last, but you've entered the space of VR fitness at just the right time. Forget the gym. Don your new and fancy space specs and get ready to move.

With little to no physical resistance or weight at play without wearable wrist and ankle weights, even the best VR fitness games won't do much to build muscle mass. By mixing movement with beat-heavy music, otherworldly visuals, and scoreboards, gamified fitness can be the shake-up you need to keep sweating. While you're here, our list of the best VR games on PC can help you build up your library, with the best Meta Quest 3 games varying slightly due to its own app store. Just getting started? We've also got the best VR headsets this year.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 7:53 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links December 2023

December 31, 2023: We've added three new Monopoly Go dice links to our list.

How can I get Monopoly Go free dice links? The classic board game has made its way to a free-to-play format, and you'll be doing laps of the board collecting houses and hotels and completing a variety of multiplayer minigames along the way.

You can't get far in Monopoly Go without dice rolls, which you'll have a limited amount of to begin with. To earn more dice rolls, you'll need to log in daily to collect bonuses, invite your friends to the game, or progress further. If you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on more dice, you can use dice links for the board game instead. Now, let's run down all the currently active Monopoly Go free dice links for today.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 6:05 AM
     All Monopoly Go events, dates, and rewards

What is the next Monopoly Go event? With so many limited-time events in Monopoly Go, it can be hard to keep track of the rewards you can get your hands on. Monopoly Go events can last anywhere from a few hours to a week, so bookmark this page as we'll keep it regularly updated with the next events and their start and end dates.

Monopoly Go is the latest online board game sweeping the globe, but completing all of these events won't be easy without some Monopoly Go free dice links, so check out our daily updated guide for some freebies and rewards before you get started.

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PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 5:59 AM
     Monopoly Go New Year's Eve Bash rewards

What are the Monopoly Go New Year's Eve Bash rewards? Just in time to see one year off and welcome the next, the latest lot of Monopoly Go rewards should help the biggest roller out there get even more from the popular digital board game. As another limited-time event, you'll need plenty of dice rolls to see it through to the end. But the more you use, the more you'll gain, with plenty of other rewards ready to grab along the way.

Looking for a complete list of Monopoly Go limited-time rewards? Our Monopoly Go events page does just that. We keep a stacked list of past and present in-game events. That way you can check what rewards you might have missed by skipping an event or not seeing it through to the end. And if you need more spins to get the next big reward, these free Monopoly Go dice links come around multiple times each day. Need something new to play? Check out the best online board games around.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best board games, Free PC games, Monopoly Go dice

PCGamesN Sunday, December 31, 2023 5:00 AM
     Pillow Champ is

Picture the scene: Two ordinary people are stuck in traffic. They're tired, angry, and in desperate need to vent their frustrations. Instead of resorting to rude hand gestures, they arm themselves with pillows and duke it out on the highway until they return to their cars laughing. This sequence of events is patently absurd. It's also the central premise of Pillow Champ, the next genre-bending fighting game from Frosty Pop. Ahead of its release, PCGamesN caught a preview of Pillow Champ and spoke to CEO Faisal Sethi and narrative designer Xalavier Nelson Jr. to wrap our heads around the not-so-deadly art of pillow combat.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, December 31, 2023 7:00 AM

Greetings all! Hope you're enjoying a Christmas with an appropriate degree of merriment. Me, I'm not. I'm angry. I'm fuming. Why? Because the RPS 2023 Advent Calendar is wrong. It's wrong, I tell you!

If all were just and right in the world, then it wouldn't have left out the following list of excellent games that came out this year! Plus a couple others that came out of early access in 2023 but which I sadly don't have time to write about in full. Trust me, The Last Spell and Against The Storm are both phenomenal games as well.

Anyway: in this handsomely decorated selection box, you'll find four of my honourable mentions for games I've enjoyed playing the most this year. If you have a hole in your Steam library, maybe these will help fill it over the Christmas break!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, December 31, 2023 5:00 AM

Promise you won't tell the other children, but the RPS staff are actually complex magical spells cast by the Sugar Plum Fairy, as part of an age old pact with the ents of the forest where the RPS treehouse was built hundreds of years ago. Each year the Sugar Plum Fairy has to collect more wishes to power the spells every year (you can help to make the spells more powerful by joining the RPS supporter program). While she's out wish-hunting, here are some Christmas Crackers to distract you.

Time to enjoy your lovely joke!

Q: What did Thor say when he saw his brother hogging the mince pies?

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Siliconera Sunday, December 31, 2023 9:00 AM

My Poison Princess Is Still Cute Is a Fun Romantic Comedy Manga

My Poison Princess is Still Cute is one of the romantic comedy manga series I'm most excited about at the moment, because the premise of this Yen Press series is so delightfully simple and goofy. Each chapter is this self-contained slice building on the relationship of former enemies married as part of a political agreement, but it works because each one is such a genuinely nice and affable person who does like their spouse.

Humans and demons used to be at war, with the immortal Loren and princess Raffy being the secret weapons of both armies. As part of a peace agreement, a political arrangement was made between the two of them. It was thought to be advantageous for many reasons. Part of which being that Raffy occasionally lets off a hazardous poison mist, and Loren revives even if it kills him. 

However, while the union was for business purposes, the first few chapters reveal it isn't all business for Loren. He fell in love at first sight with Raffy on the battlefield — she is incredibly cute — and also admired her actions as a warrior who would even try to limit casualties and enemies' deaths with her poison spread. Meanwhile, poor Raffy hasn't really had a chance to get near people and is incredibly socially awkward because of her poisonous nature. Some of the only people we see in Loren and her home are two doll maids (immune to her poison) and a ghost butler (also immune). She desperately wants to be close to people, and she also seems equally struck by Loren.

Which means anyone who reads through this romantic comedy manga gets to delight in watching a couple that does clearly have feelings for each other, admire each other, and want to grow coming together. Loren is a perfect gentleman, mentioning starting as friends and even just sharing a handshake or holding hands as they both grow more comfortable with each other. Raffy starts considering the sources of her poisonous outbreaks and coming to terms with breaking harmful habits and restrictions on herself. But all of this is handled in a lighthearted way, so we can take joy in their reactions and revelations.

So we're seeing a pair that is really communicating and working together, trying to do their best for the person they care about while also supporting them. It's so refreshing and lovely! Especially since there are moments when Raffy is determining the causes of her fumes releasing, and Loren's acceptance and willingness to continually die and revive so she can be herself is so fantastic.

Oh, by the way, Loren is dying all the time. It's fantastic, hilarious, and handled so well. There were moments when I genuinely laughed out loud at some of the circumstances leading to his demise a few times. It's just great, and one of the best running gags in a romantic comedy I've seen in the last few years.

Even though one of the leads is a living lethal weapon spewing poison, My Poison Princess is Still Cute is one of the romantic comedy manga series I'm most excited about thanks to its funny and lovable leads. I really appreciate the tone, the supportive nature of the characters, and the sort of humor expressed throughout. It's just the right amount of heartfelt and silly, and I can't wait to read more.

Volume 1 of the My Poison Princess is Still Cute manga is available now, and volume 2 will be released on April 16, 2024.

The post My Poison Princess Is Still Cute Is Such a Fun Romantic Comedy  appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, December 31, 2023 9:00 AM
     Best Astarion Build In Baldurs Gate 3Choosing which feats you want to add to your build can be extremely difficult. So what are the best feats for your companion Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3? As a Rogue, there are specific feats that will go best with this vampire's build. Here are the feats that I recommend for Astarion. Baldur's Gate 3: Best feats for Astarion (BG3) Besides your typical Ability Improvement, tons of unique feats give you special abilities. If you're keeping Astarion in the Rogue class, you'll want to choose feats that'll work best with his playstyle. Here are the best feats for Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3. Alert Mobile Lucky Sharpshooter Dungeon Delver Dual Wielder Screenshot by PC Invasion Alert With the Alert feat, Astarion would gain a +5 bonus to his Initiative roll, and he cannot be Surprised. He's already pretty perceptive, but this allows him to go nearly always first in com...

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, December 31, 2023 3:08 AM
     Hello folks. We have another great offer from Giveaway Of The Day for Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call. Read on for their offering. Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call A giant creature of unknown origin has broken free of its icy ...

Dec 31, 04:00

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, December 31, 2023 3:08 AM
     Hello folks. We have another great offer from Giveaway Of The Day for Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call. Read on for their offering. Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Incredible Dracula 8: Ocean's Call A giant creature of unknown origin has broken free of its icy ...