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GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:10 PM

MyRISE will feature an all-new career mode with two original storylines in 2K Games' WWE 2K24.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:24 PM

Airing earlier today, the 2024 NACON Direct served as a showcase for their gaming accessories and wide selection of future titles. Catch up on the highlights with our recap post - no multi-page clickthrough required.

The post The Biggest Announcements from the 2024 Nacon Connect appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:43 PM

A fast-paced action RPG inspired by Celtic mythology, Nexon has announced their new title Vindictus: Defying Fate.

The post Fast-Paced Action RPG Vindictus: Defying Fate Announced appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:21 PM

Funky Can Creative's PopSlinger is now available for both PlayStation and Xbox consoles, distributed to a wider audience by Artax Games.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:07 AM

The team at Kipwak Studio has released a new trailer for its magical management game Wizdom Academy.

The post Wizdom Academy Teaser Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:32 AM

Those that drift and drag can net themselves a suite of goodies this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online.

The post Drift and Drag Race Bonuses This Week in GTA Online appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:34 AM

Steamforged Games, in collaboration with Jagex, has released its tabletop roleplaying game and board game adaptations of RuneScape under the RuneScape Kingdoms banner.

The post Runescape Kingdom Board Game and Roleplaying Game Now Available appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:17 AM

The next closed beta for Sand Sailor Studio and Thunderful's Viking sandbox survival builder ASKA is slated to begin April 15.

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Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:30 PM

My toxic trait is that I am a colossal simp for Final Fantasy VII's foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, dragoon pilot Cid. My love for this man spans decades, from when he was a series of blobs stacked on top of each other in the original PlayStation game to when he was a voiceless shopkeeper in the first Kingdom Hearts. As…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:30 PM

Some Pokémon cards are highly sought, especially by collectors and by resellers looking to make a quick buck off of rare cards, or cards with distinguishing characteristics that make them more valuable. For example, a card signed by illustrator Naoki Saito reportedly sold for over $100,000 in July 2023, which has had…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:15 PM

Folks trying to play Theatrhythm Final Bar Line--a Final Fantasy-themed rhythm game—were unable to due to a bug preventing the game from connecting to servers on February 29, aka a Leap Day. A similar bug happened in an EA racing game, too, forcing players to change the date on their consoles to play.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:00 PM

Helldivers 2 is on a tear and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. This week alone has been huge for the massively popular co-op shooter, as the community collectively mourned the loss of a planet they'd fought hard for. With the defeat behind them, Helldivers 2's zealous player base has its eyes on the battles…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:50 PM

This story is part of our new Future of Gaming series, a three-site look at gaming's most pioneering technologies, players, and makers.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:50 PM

According to Tomb Raider fans, the best version of the recently released Tomb Raider I-III Remastered collection isn't on Steam or Xbox. Instead, it's on the Epic Games Store. Or, well, it was, until today when the studio behind the remaster patched it out of existence, leaving some players frustrated.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:25 PM

Embracer bought Borderlands maker Gearbox Entertainment for $1.3 billion back in early 2021 amid an unprecedented acquisition spree that's since turned into a financial disaster. Now, just three years later, Kotaku has learned that Gearbox is closer than ever to being sold out from under what is arguably the most…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00 PM

A new report confirms that as Rockstar Games is entering the final stages of development on Grand Theft Auto 6, the company is mandating that employees must return to the office five days a week starting in April, to no applause from anyone.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:45 AM

When Helldivers 2 players first jumped into the frenetic third-person co-op shooter, they believed they were cleansing the galaxy of the Terminids, a bug species with a fierce hold on a number of systems. Soon after though, the robot automatons entered the fray, splitting the helldivers' forces across a war on two…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:30 AM

Choosing which party members to take into combat is always an important part of a Final Fantasy game, and that's especially true in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The just-released RPG offers intense, action-packed combat and gives every character their own signature fighting style. While you may have old favorites from…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:15 AM

As a fantasy RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth provides characters with all sorts of unique abilities. One of the main ways you gain new powers in Rebirth is through materia, magical orbs found throughout the game's world that grant characters with spells, new powers, stat boosts, and the ability to summon powerful…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM

Neil Druckmann, the co-president of Naughty Dog and creative director of The Last of Us, is tired. From the sound of it, he might be looking to change his career up so he doesn't have to deal with the stress of leading a AAA team that puts out games on the scale of Sony's flagship studio.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:00 AM

In January 2019, I was optimistic when I flew out to BioWare's headquarters in Austin, Texas. I'd been invited to test out Anthem, the studio's take on the live-service looter-shooter, before it made its way into players' hands. I was immediately smitten by the polish of the demo, zipping around levels like I was Iron…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:47 AM

As a massive RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has an extraordinary number of ways to grow and customize your characters. One of Rebirth's newest additions to character building is the Character Folio, a network of abilities and stat boosts that make your characters even more powerful as you invest points in them.


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:30 AM

The last few years have seen a number of high-level departures from Activision Blizzard, with a great deal of those folks going on to found their own studios and compete directly with the giant. The latest team to spring up from the exodus is Netease-backed BulletFarm, founded and led by David Vonderhaar, a veteran…


Kotaku Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:15 AM

Final Fantasy VII has always been an extremely weird game, from the impromptu snowboarding excursion to fighting a Triceratops fused with a truck. That sense of weirdness seeps into every aspect of the game and often rears its head as a strange—and, more often than not, janky—minigame. The 1997 game takes a "throw…


PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:11 PM
     Diablo 4 gets Necromancer buffs, devs announce Season 4 PTR

Diablo 4 hasn't been able to maintain consistent quality across the updates it's received since last year's launch. Its first season was underwhelming, though it was followed up by a much more successful, vampire focused Season 2. Then, soon after that rebound, its current, third season, Season of the Construct, launched with disappointing bonus event rewards and without the inclusion of anticipated features like Gauntlet. Now, with Blizzard's latest campfire chat, we've learned what the game's immediate future will look like — which includes changes like Necromancer getting buffed, Gauntlet finally launching, and a Season 4 Public Test Realm previewing more of what's to come.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:39 PM
     8/10 soulslike hit gets cross-play update and limited time game event

Remnant 2 was a big success when it launched last year. It followed up on its predecessor's blend of Diablo style loot gathering and Dark Souls or Elden Ring inspired combat and exploration systems with improvements to just about every design element that made 2019's Remnant: From the Ashes stand out from similar games. Now, thanks to a new update that's just launched, it's easier than ever to check out what Remnant 2 has to offer with friends. At last, the game has added cross-play support that bridges the gap between PC and consoles.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:38 PM
     Steam's most essential roguelike strategy game is half price right now

If you enjoy turn-based strategy games and roguelikes, and you haven't played Into the Breach yet, I implore you to put down every other game you're playing (yes, even Balatro) and do so. Built by Subset Games, the masterminds behind the also-excellent FTL: Faster Than Light, Into the Breach is a truly masterful piece of design: part puzzle, part tactics, part mechs, and 100% pure satisfaction, it ranks among greats like Slay the Spire, Dead Cells, and Hades as one of the best in the business. Boasting a 94% Steam rating, and at a huge discount right now thanks to a Steam sale, don't just take my word for it - give it a try.

PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:33 PM
     The best FPS on Meta Quest 3 just got a huge free update

Games like Ghost of Tabor appeal to a very niche crowd, even more so when they take place exclusively in VR. However, that's also its biggest unique selling point, alongside a commitment to regular content updates, the first of which just dropped and it is huge.

As one of the best Meta Quest 3 games, and arguably the best FPS game in VR, Ghost of Tabor has all eyes firmly fixed upon it as players wait to see how the content roadmap develops.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:32 PM
     Bag this Acer Nitro gaming monitor now for its lowest ever price

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to upgrade your display, when it comes to either resolution or refresh rate, the Acer Nitro XV271U M3bmiiprx may be the monitor for you. Head on over to Amazon, and you'll find this screen now available for its lowest ever price.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:12 PM
     Valheim has competition in new Steam survival game, beta coming soon

The early months of 2024 have seen a barrage of weird and wonderful survival games, from breakout hit Palworld to the mysterious Enshrouded. Nightingale is also out in the world, putting a classier spin on the beloved genre, while rumors of Valheim's highly anticipated Ashlands update whisper away on the wind. Concrete release information for the latter, though, is sorely lacking, so while we wait for the next chapter of Iron Gate Studio's Viking saga, I'd advise checking out the Aska beta for some Nordic action.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Best Viking games, Best fantasy games

PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:11 PM
     Hit roguelike celebrates huge new update with homage to FF7

Vampire Survivors is already more than capable of sinking its fangs deep into any player who gives it a shot, sucking up more free time than they might expect. And yet, its creator Poncle has continued to work away at the hit game, regularly releasing both (very affordable) paid DLC and huge, complimentary updates to the smash hit roguelike. The latest of these, the free Space54 update, has just been launched in celebration of the game engine first used to make Vampire Survivors and, curiously enough, the original Final Fantasy 7 trailer put out back in 1997.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:06 PM
     The ultimate Blox Fruits guide

Should you pick pirates or marines in Blox Fruits? If you want to get stuck into one of the biggest Roblox games around, even if you're not necessarily a One Piece fan, our ultimate Blox Fruits guide can help. This open-world adventure boasts more concurrent users than even some of the biggest MMOs, so is clearly worth your attention. Centered around power-imbuing snacks known as devil fruits, the core gameplay loop revolves around grinding levels via various quests, earning cash for your efforts, and using your spoils and expertise to venture further across the sea, fighting more challenging targets to power up even further.

Before we get into the weeds of Blox Fruits 101, there's no better time to draw attention to other top-tier Roblox games worthy of your attention. If you're getting a kick out of Blox Fruits, we can only assume you'll like other anime-inspired Roblox adventures, too. And to get you firing on all cylinders with those, we have the latest lists of Anime Champions Simulator codesAnime Adventures codes, and Project Slayers codes for you to use. We also have an in-depth Blox Fruits tier list for the current meta.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:03 PM
     All Dragon's Dogma 2 enemies

Who are all the Dragon's Dogma 2 enemies? It's important to know your opponent before you start getting into fights, that way you always have the upper hand. You and your party will face plenty of threats when adventuring through Vermund and Battahl, not least the hordes of DD2 enemies and monsters waiting to stop you.

Ahead of the DD2 release date, there are a few enemies we already know about, so you can start planning your defense now. All the Dragon's Dogma 2 monsters we know about in the action RPG game before launch are listed below, ranging from terrifying dragons, dark knights, and misleadingly adorable goblins.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:54 AM
     Futuristic Diablo style roguelike kicks off free Steam playtest soon

A tantalizing mix of futuristic multiplayer shooter, ARPG, and roguelike games, Riftstorm is preparing to launch a public pre-alpha playtest soon. A dabbling of Diablo 4, a little Last Epoch and Lost Ark, a heaping of Helldivers (the first one), and maybe even a drop of Destiny and The Division - this is a loot-driven, frantic co-op action game that's caught my eye, and you'll be able to give it a shot for free on Steam very soon, so get your name in the hat now.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:41 AM
     AMD's next-gen GPUs may only be

While the number of current generation graphics cards continues to grow, with the most recent addition being the Radeon RX 7900 GRE and Nvidia RTX 40 Super series, attention is slowly but surely being drawn to future architectures. As a case in point, potential performance estimates for AMD RDNA 4 GPUs have emerged, but they are sadly more middling than magnificent.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:54 AM
     Best racing sim cockpits in 2024

The best racing sim cockpits elevate games in a way not dissimilar to VR headsets. They accurately reproduce the driving positions and the placement of instruments you would be manipulating in a real car, making your game feel much more tactile and immersive.

When shopping for a racing sim cockpit, you're going to come across the same names quite frequently. The biggest players in the game are Next Level Racing and Playseat who comprise the majority of our picks. This is for good reason as this is what most people are buying owing to their build quality, customizability, and features which is what we'll be looking at to determine our choices.

We will also factor in the value on offer, and how well-suited they are to different racing games such as GT, track, rally, and Formula One. The Next Level Racing GT Track Cockpit which we believe to be the best pick overall, as you won't be wanting for much else any time soon and leaves the door open for their Motion Platform if you really want to take racing sims and run with them. Some options even negate the need for the best PC speakers thanks to built-in sound systems which further drive home the immersion.

We've handpicked the best sim racing cockpits for every price point, so read on to discover which is right for you.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:30 AM
     Make Helldivers 2 stratagems quick and easy with this Steam Deck trick

As Automaton armies and Terminid throngs continue their wicked war against the forces of Super Earth, the use of Helldivers 2 stratagems to protect our way of life is an absolute must. This can prove more difficult on Steam Deck than other platforms due to spotty performance hampering smooth inputs, but one citizen has devised a clever trick using trackpads to make the process smoother.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:15 AM
     Riot is

Despite issues with burst damage, the dual support item meta, and some absolutely busted builds, Riot is happy with how League of Legends season 14 is playing out, with its February 29 dev blog exploring how the team is combatting issues in ranked, as well as toning down those one-shots.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:40 PM
     Samsung's new microSD card is faster than a SATA SSD

MicroSD cards are about to get a whole lot faster, as Samsung has just announced that it has a tiny slice of storage in the works that's significantly quicker than a SATA SSD. But hold on before you make plans to slot one into your Steam Deck, or any current handheld gaming device for that matter, as there's a big catch.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:58 AM
     This gaming PC also doubles up as a Pac-Man arcade cabinet

This Pac-Man arcade PC build is button-mashingly brilliant, with a brightly colored water-cooled gaming PC housed in the bottom half of the cabinet. Using some custom-made acrylic panels and boxes, Karl Patterson transformed this Pac-Man arcade cabinet into a high-end gaming PC, which contains two water-cooling loops.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch PC builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. Here we talk to Karl about how he made this arcade cabinet gaming PC.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:46 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 hotfix 20 looks to resolve more patch 6 troubles

Baldur's Gate 3 hotfix 20 is here, as Larian Studios continues to polish up its vast Dungeons and Dragons RPG following the launch of the romance-heavy BG3 patch 6. While we got a lot of welcome upgrades in that update, it also left many players running into new bugs and glitches - our multiplayer game last week saw my friend holding an extended conversation with an NPC that was fully invisible in his game. This latest Baldur's Gate 3 update today looks to fix some of these problems, and there's a bit of a focus on Minthara.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:22 AM
     Best MW3 loadouts for the current meta

What are the best MW3 loadouts? You can have all the skill in the world, but if your guns and equipment let you down at the most vital moment of a match, you'll be left ruing another loss. We've tested and listed out the best Modern Warfare 3 loadouts so you can go into every game primed and ready to win.

Now on Modern Warfare 3 Season 2, it's likely you've been playing a while and already have your favorite MW3 guns picked out. The meta changes so quickly, though, and if you don't keep up then you'll be left in the dust. Whether you opt for a mobile SMG class or prefer to take out your opponents from range with a powerful assault rifle, we have the best MW3 loadouts here.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:09 AM
     Free MMORPGs and MMOs to play right now

What are the best free MMOs on PC? There's been an explosion of free-to-play options in recent years, especially in the massively multiplayer online space. We're here to help you find the genuinely enjoyable free MMO experiences and avoid the cheap cash-ins.

Even if your bank account is best friends with the number zero, our list of the best free MMORPGs currently available on PC promises endless hours of gameplay at absolutely no cost. From space games to anime games, let's take a look at some of the best free PC games that are available to play without breaking the bank.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:04 AM
     Microsoft is making Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR easier to add to games

The performance benefits of both AMD FSR and Nvidia DLSS, not forgetting Intel XeSS, are undeniable, but spotty support for one or all of these upscalers impedes their usefulness. Thankfully, Microsoft is now providing a solution to developers, dubbed DirectSR, which should make to much easier to implement these features into games.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:01 AM
     Meet the S.E.E.S. in Persona 3 Reload

If you know anything about Japanese role-playing games, or even if you don't, you will likely know the name Persona. This beloved series is one of the most popular videogame franchises to emerge from Japan, mixing intricate storytelling, satisfying turn-based combat, and immersive life-simulation elements to create a potent mix that has captivated fans worldwide.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:27 AM
     Best turn based RPGs on PC 2024

What are the best turn based RPGs? These games are about character evolution; the nature of progression and the choices you can make means that your abilities and journey may never entirely be the same across multiple playthroughs. They're also about offering robust combat mechanics and making the best use of your squad as a team working towards a common goal.

While this list may have a lot in common with our guide to the best RPG games, turn based RPGs tend to focus more on squad-based combat and have roots in the classic tabletop RPGs of old. Games in this niche are often similar to turn-based strategy games, though to make the distinction relevant, we're focusing on games with more pronounced RPG features. Let's look at some of the best turn-based RPGs on PC.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:54 AM
     The best WoW addons 2024

What are the best WoW addons? Blizzard's critically acclaimed MMORPG has a habit of hiding a lot of useful data it collects, and picking up a mod that offers a peek behind the curtain can be a literal game-changer when going up against deadly bosses. Of course, the best World of Warcraft addons aren't just aimed at avid raiders. Some are more focused on utility and freshening up MMO's geriatric UI, while others help track material nodes for those all-important professions.

With so many options, it's tough to know which WoW addons are worth your time as we gear up for the WoW The War Within release date. We've dug deep and tracked down the best of the bunch for general, all-purpose use in one of the best PC games of all time. Each addon will make your World of Warcraft experience far more pleasant, whether you're a raider, tradesman, or simply keen to level up fast. For installing and tracking these addons, we recommend the CurseForge app to help manage all your WoW addons and track whether updates to them are available.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:36 AM
     Best Skyrim mods 2024

What are the best Skyrim mods? They can be tough to find because there's a lot of them. They're the work of a thriving and diverse scene; an army of fans and bedroom coders determined to make the game a photorealistic fantasy. Or they're just out to transform farmyard animals into deadly explosives. Whatever floats. But when you're looking for the best Skyrim mods, where do you start?

Installing mods is quite simple for one of the best PC games and arguably the most popular RPG game there. This is due mainly to how Steam Workshop makes it easy to install and activate them, but also that you can add the more advanced ones to a special folder within your Skyrim files. You can also check out our guide to Skyrim console commands for more tips on changing up the open-world game or just making it utterly chaotic. The choice is yours.

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PCGamesN Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:32 AM
     Best Meta Quest 3 games 2024

What are the best Meta Quest 3 games? As 2024 rolls on, it's looking like a great year for VR. Meta's Reality Labs set record revenue during the release of the Quest 3 and Steam VR user numbers re climbing to new heights.

Continue reading Best Meta Quest 3 games 2024
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:57 PM

You may have noticed that SSDs got extremely cheap towards the end of 2023, and then they rebounded somewhat in 2024. We normally expect better deals at Black Friday than during the rest of the year, but this is something a bit different, with oversupply in 2023 leading to significant reductions that aren't likely to be repeated in 2024. However, there are still some better deals than others, and unless you can hop in a time machine they're still well worth covering.

The subject of today's deals post is the Kingston KC3000, an SSD that I use in my own testing PC thanks to its high capacity, impressive PCIe 4.0 speeds and generally aggressive pricing. Today you can pick up the 2TB KC3000 for £123, a fair price for a drive that cost more than £150 at the start of 2024.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:48 PM

Here's a heck of a deal on a high-end Mini ITX case perfect for small form factor systems. This is the Kolink Rocket Complex, a whimsically-named case with a beautiful metal design and a tower-style (rocket-like?) taller-than-wide form factor. It originally retailed for £155, but now you can get it from Overclockers UK for just £70.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:27 PM

If Helldivers 2 hasn't quite scratched your itch for reducing robots into piles of scrap, upcoming physics-based brawler Mecha Mayhem might. Gang Beasts in a world of Gundam-like bots, the fighting game lets you literally tear your enemies into pieces before repurposing their dismembered parts on your own bot.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:59 PM

Smite 2 was revealed as a standalone sequel to the third-person god-battling MOBA last month, using Unreal Engine 5 for a visual overhaul on the front end while making a number of significant gameplay and balance changes behind the scenes. Ahead of its planned alpha test this spring, developers Titan Forge have now shown off how the game's Conquest mode will be evolving.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:37 PM

Almost two years after announcing a survival game based on the Terminator movies, Nacon today revealed the game is named Terminator: Survivors and will enter early access in October. It's set in 2009 after the end of the world, and will see us scavenging to get by as a fledging resistance begins to form. Expect cooperative multiplayer, solo play, base management, and a trailer which doesn't show much of anything.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:30 PM

First announced in May 2022, colonial fantasy RPG Greedfall 2 now has a release window. It will be coming first to Steam early access later this summer, a new cinematic trailer from tonight's Nacon Connect stream has revealed, but don't worry if you haven't played the first game yet. This sequel is actually set three years before the events of 2019's Greedfall, and stars a completely separate protagonist.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:17 PM

Immortals of Aveum saw a very rough debut last summer, with the first-person magic-shooter from new studio Ascendant and EA reportedly suffering poor sales and mixed reviews - resulting in almost half of its developers being laid off mere weeks after its launch. Despite being a reported $125 million flop that "no-one bought", its director believes that it could still go on to find an audience yet.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:51 PM

Embracer Group are reportedly selling off Saber Interactive, the company behind the Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 among many other things. Apparently, Saber are being flogged to a group of private investors for "up to" $500 million.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:34 PM

After putting everyone in the mood for a smooch on Valentine's Day with its hefty Patch 6, Baldur's Gate 3 is continuing the friendly atmosphere in its latest hotfix, which makes your party members want to hang out with you and everyone less likely to tell you to piss off (without good reason, anyway).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:33 PM

Today's my last day writing deals at RPS! That's a shame, but I have still have two to four articles to share with you, and I'm going to start with this ultrawide monitor from Lenovo, the Legion R45W-30. This is a huge 45-incher, offering what is essentially two 1440p 165Hz screens side-by-side. It normally retails for £799, but today Very are offering it for £100 off - £699. That's a good price for what is essentially two mid-range gaming monitors seamlessly joined into one.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:52 AM

The creators of Tomb Raider I-III Remastered have apologised to players for releasing an unfinished version of the game on the Epic Games Store, following a series of unflattering comparisons between versions on ye olde social media.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:15 AM

GTA 6 developer Rockstar Games are reportedly ending hybrid working and requiring employees to return to the office full-time, with a view to being in "the best position to deliver the next Grand Theft Auto at the level of quality and polish we know it requires, along with a publishing roadmap that matches the scale and ambition of the game." That's allegedly from an email to staff sent by head of publishing Jenn Kolbe.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM

As with all headlines that are phrased as a question, the answer is "probably not", but in any case, Miyazaki has mysteriously hinted at there being at least one secret thing in Elden Ring that players haven't found yet. On this week's Electronic Wireless Show podcast we discuss this, as well as some of our favourite and least favourite deployments of the video game Easter egg. We also talk about what we've been playing this week (Nightingale; PowerWash Sim, natch) and visiting Scotland. Sadly neither of us got to go to the Glasgow Willy Wonka experience. But we both wish we could have.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:51 AM

Today's the day of the RPS Game Club liveblog, where we'll all pile into a single article to talk, in real-time, about February's game pick, Cobalt Core. We'll be kicking off shortly at 4pm GMT today (Thursday February 29th), so go and grab a cuppa, switch on some appropriate music, and we'll get this liveblog started.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 4:00 PM

Metal Gear Solid Cyborg Ninja final battle statue

Konami and Gecco opened pre-orders for the new scaled figure depicting the Metal Gear Solid Cyborg Ninja, Frank "Gray Fox" Jaeger, during his final battle at Shadow Moses. People living anywhere worldwide can place an order for $359.99. The 1/6 scale statue will stand at around 300 mm (~11.81 inches).

Gecco had previously released a statue of the Cyborg Ninja with the same scale in 2019. While the previous version depicted the character in his complete form, this new version will replicate the moment right after he took a hit from Metal Gear REX during the decisive battle at Shadow Moses. As a side note, Kotobukiya's 1/100 scale model kit of Metal Gear REX also includes a miniature figure of the Cyborg Ninja that lets the owner replicate the same event.

The Final Battle edition will show extensive damage to the Cyborg Ninja's left side. Other than the damage to the helmet and Gray Fox's face, this statue will also depict the complete lack of his left arm.

Here are some of the sample images for the new statue:

This scaled statue is inspired by the final battle sequence in the 1998 PlayStation game Metal Gear Solid. In October 2023, Konami released the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 compilation that includes this game on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Gecco will release the Metal Gear Solid Cyborg Ninja -The Final Battle Edition- 1/6 scale figure between August 2024 and October 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:30 PM

Monster Hunter Hunters Bar WEST in Osaka Japan

Capcom and Pasela announced that they will open a permanent Monster Hunter-themed bar in Osaka, Japan. The Hunters Bar WEST will have its grand opening on the fourth floor of Pasela Resorts Namba Dotonbori on March 1, 2024.

This will be the second permanent Monster Hunter bar that Capcom has set up in Japan. After previously offering real-life reproductions of Monster Hunter World's Chef's Choice Platter at a temporary bar in Tokyo in late 2018, Capcom eventually opened its first permanent bar in Akihabara in 2020. Likewise, the Western branch in Osaka had multiple sporadic temporary appearances before Capcom settled with a permanent spot.

The new Osaka branch will have a playing spot where people can enjoy Monster Hunter World: Iceborne multiplayer co-op sessions with preset accounts on the PlayStation 4. It will also feature five exclusive meals and drinks that people cannot find in the Akihabara bar. The bar will also actually use zenny as its currency, although people can pay the amount in Japanese yen.

Here is the menu list, along with the prices in zenny/yen and the converted US dollar prices with the exchange rate on February 29, 2024:

  • Arch-Tempered Xeno'jiiva drink: 880 zenny (~$5.88)
  • Arch-Tempered Lunastra drink: 880 zenny (~$5.88)
  • Downy Crake potato salad: 935 zenny (~$6.25)
  • Risen Teostra explosive tantanmen noodles: 1,320 zenny (~$8.83)
  • Velkhana cheese risotto: 1,320 zenny (~$8.83)

Monster Hunter Bar WEST Osaka exclusive menu
Image courtesy of Capcom

Hunters Bar WEST will not be the only game-themed restaurant to open at Pasela Resorts Namba Dotonbori. The same facility is also hosting a Final Fantasy-themed Eorzea Cafe, which has been operating on the fifth floor since 2017.

The Monster Hunter-themed Hunters Bar WEST will open in Osaka, Japan, on Friday, March 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:00 PM

BlazBlue Entropy Effect

BlazBlue is an interesting franchise, and I say that with some level of generosity. I've been playing the games since Calamity Trigger released, but have always found the story hard to follow. So the idea of a 2D roguelike that could potentially catch me up on the events of the game was extremely enticing. I like BlazBlue and I like roguelikes, so I figured it could be a winning combination. While BlazBlue Entropy Effect attempts to bring the 2D-fighter into another genre and manages to do so with competence, it leaves something to be desired.

BlazBlue Entropy Effect has very little to do with BlazBlue. Players assume the role of a small robot that can more or less assume the shape of a BlazBlue character when entering a "digital" world that comprises a variety of different neon-colored stages. Outside of the inclusion of one specific character outside the roster of characters you can unlock, there isn't much connective tissue there. Instead, the narrative of the game is relatively sparse and concerns the work of the robots as they continue to reconstruct memories in the face of entropy. (Entropy was also once used as a game mechanic that would slowly degrade your HP, but it has since been removed from the game.) That is where any connection to BlazBlue basically begins and ends with. Yet, despite this, Blazblue Entropy Effect translates the skills of these individual characters to perfection.

BlazBlue Entropy Effect
Image via 91Act

A total of ten different characters can be unlocked, which includes more than a handful of notable figures from the series. These people are unlocked through the acquisition of Analyzers, which are obtained through obtaining AP or by completing missions. AP is collected by working your way through stages and are not lost upon death. Which means you can quickly farm AP to obtain Analyzers to unlock more characters once you grow bored of a particular playstyle. BlazBlue Entropy Effect doesn't deal in different weapons, but instead is focused on obtaining more moves and passives for the character you are choosing to potentially complete a run with.

The first character I obtained was Ragna the Blood Edge, recurring character and the protagonist of Calamity Trigger. His moveset was immediately familiar to me, as I have some experience Arc System Works 2D-Fighters. Ragna uses his signature kicks and punches, followed up with slow, heavy swings from his sword. But what made him so exhilarating to play was the need to balance your special attacks (which often consume your HP) and HP siphon from your skills. This gave me something else to factor in when fighting bosses, though the HP siphon and drain did help keep me alive through the most difficult situations depending on how skilled I was with the character. Basically, each character starts with a default move and skill, and as you progress through stages you can unlock more and eventually enhance these abilities, making them even more powerful and giving them more effects. This is what makes BlazBlue Entropy Effect stand-out compared to other games that occupy the roguelike genre.

Everything in the game is extremely dependent on the moveset, movement, and playstyle of each character. This is what you will need to take into consideration, as Noel, Jin, or Taokaka do not play like Ragna, either due the speed of their attacks or even the range. In some ways this could be frustrating if players don't gel with the playstyle of their favorite character, but it opens up room to experiment with different characters' feel and weight. Jin was my main in the fighting games, but I really didn't enjoy his playstyle and ended up playing as Ragna and Hakumen for most of my time with BlazBlue Entropy Effect, which gave me a new appreciation for those characters. Because the characters are what more or less define the game.

Blazblue Entropy Effect
Image via 91Act

Outside of selecting and upgrading moves, players can pick from several different types of elemental enhancements on their weapons. These can include fire, poison, umbra (dark), light, and ice. Each of these enhancements can come in several different rarities, with the highest rarity providing the most beneficial effects. (That is usually just more damage.) Personally, I found that this is when BlazBlue Entropy Effect started getting a bit stale. It's a mechanic that is pretty stock and standard as far as enhancements go, and it doesn't have the same kind of depth as other 2D roguelike platformers like Dead Cells.

That staleness permeates the stages as well. While the game has gorgeous visuals, the levels tend to all look the same. Everything involves mostly unremarkable 2D neon washed landscapes. It's pseudo futuristic and grows old. Especially as stages themselves are relatively short and concerned with clearing waves of enemies that are on platforms above or below you. Sometimes traps are involved, but the addition of them feels negligible at best. I never found their addition to be particularly interesting, as they mostly appear as laser walls that you can dash through or jets of fire that spew flame intermittently. These traps can also appear while fighting bosses, which can make movement more difficult, but with the right builds you can wipe the floor with most of them.

There are also very few types of stages available, which are split into stages where you can get HP back, increase your max HP, purchase various upgrades, or obtain enhancements at random. This is basically the rotation of different rooms you get, but because there isn't any kind of significant story interaction there by comparison to a game like Hades, runs feel mindless and like you're more or less just grinding to see how to best optimize the moves and enhancements you've been given this time around.

BlazBlue Entropy Effect
Image via 91Act

But one of the best bits of BlazBlue Entropy Effect is the user interface and general visual design. The game looks great. As mentioned before, moves are fluid and well animated, and the user interface itself adheres to the overall theme of the game. It's slick, cybernetic, and minimalistic, but also vibrant and fresh. Everything about the way this game looks is fantastic, and it's definitely one of the best looking roguelikes I've played in awhile.

Overall, BlazBlue Entropy Effect is an enjoyable roguelike that players will no doubt be able to play for more than a handful of hours. It sets itself apart from other games within the same genre due to it's strong focus on characters and character builds, but the same-ness of stages leaves something to be desired. However, due to the limited stages and lack of engaging story it may not be too enticing for those looking for a roguelike with a little more substance.

BlazBlue Entropy Effect is available on PCs.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:30 PM

sparkle trailer star rail

With only a few hours left before Sparkle appears in Honkai: Star Rail for her debut banner, HoYoVerse has put out a short trailer and a Keeping up with Star Rail tutorial on her kit. Owlbert seems to have forgotten to fix the title of the Keeping up with Star Rail video though.

For starters, the "A Moment Among the Stars - Sparkling Tricks" is very short, at under a minute long. It uses traditional 2D animation, featuring Sparkle in Penacony. It seems to give a hint as to what role Sparkle will play in the overall Penacony story arc, as she implies that she plans on jumping in at the climax of the "performance" and messing things up.

You can watch the "Sparkling Tricks" trailer for Sparkle here:


As for Keeping up with Star Rail, Sampo and Owlbert help to introduce how Sparkle will work in-game. HoYoVerse has already given us a lot of information about her kit though. She will be a Quantum Harmony character who specializes in SP management. Not only can she give an extra SP with her passive Talent and restore it with her Ultimate, but she can also boost characters' Crit DMG and such when they use SP in battle.

You can watch the "Sparkle Ability Intro Vid" for "Keeping up with Star Rail" here:


Honkai: Star Rail is readily available for the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Sparkle and Jing Yuan will appear in the gacha from February 29 to March 26, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:00 PM

Apollo Justice Ace Attorney character popularity poll

Capcom has opened a character popularity poll for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy worldwide. People can place a vote for their top favorite character via X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

To join the poll, the account owner can click the Vote button for their favorite character on the webpage. The latter will generate a tweet with specific hashtags, all of which must be retained for the vote to be counted as valid.

An account is restricted from choosing more than one character, as Capcom will nullify the account's vote otherwise. The account owner can still post tweets featuring the same character and hashtags, although Capcom will still only count a single vote from the account.

After the polls close on March 6 or 7, 2024—depending on the time zone, the Ace Attorney series art director Takuro Fuse will draw new illustrations for the top three characters. Capcom will announce the results while revealing the new illustrations on Friday, March 29, 2024.

The Japanese version of the poll webpage has an additional segment for a sweepstakes campaign that Capcom is holding exclusively in Japan. 50 lucky people who reside in Japan with a valid address and participate in the poll with the Japanese version hashtags can win merchandise that features the new illustrations of the top three ranked characters.

The Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy character popularity poll is open until Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET. The poll will also close at the same time in Japan on March 7, 2024, at 1 PM JST. The visual novel trilogy is readily available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:30 PM

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Terra Cloud Lightning sprite lights

Square Enix opened pre-orders for new pixel art lights modeled after character sprites from Final Fantasy Record Keeper. The lineup will consist of Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VI's Terra Branford (who is alternatively known in Japan as Tina Branford).

These products will be based on character sprites from Final Fantasy Record Keeper, the Android and iOS mobile game that launched in Japan in September 2014 and is still ongoing in the country as of early 2024. Square Enix previously launched a global version in 2015, but it shut the latter down in September 2022.

The pixel art lights will have varying heights and widths based on each character sprite, but they will be around 100 mm (~3.94 inches) tall on average. All items will have the same depth at 32 mm (~1.26 inches) and a price tag of 3,520 yen (~$23.50).

Here are the sample images for the Final Fantasy sprite lights in isometric view:

Japanese game companies have been selling lights based on pixel sprites of video game characters. In October 2023, Bandai revealed a sprite light modeled after Kirby from the SNES game Kirby Super Star, which it eventually released in January 2024.

The Final Fantasy Record Keeper sprite lights of Cloud Strife, Terra Branford, and Lightning will be available on June 15, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00 PM

jotaro dio pop up parade figures

Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders for Pop Up Parade figures of Jotaro and DIO from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Pre-orders will close on March 27, 2024.

If you order from the North American store, they'll cost $30.99 each. Meanwhile, the Japanese store has them for 4800 JPY. They'll come out in August 2024 for those who live in Japan, and Q1 2025 for those who live in North America.

As Pop Up Parade figures, both the Jotaro and the DIO figures stand at around 17-18 centimeters in height. Jotaro's pose has him pointing at someone or something while he has his usual stoic expression on his face. DIO's is a bit more sedate. He's standing there in a menacing way while his hand is on his hip. Both of these poses are familiar ones that they use quite a bit in official art. However, usually, their Stands appear behind them. The Pop Up Parade figures will not come with anything for you to use to recreate Star Platinum or The World.

Other JoJo's Bizarre Adventure figures from Good Smile Company include Nendoroids of Jolyne, Giorno, and Rohan. Nendoroids, while smaller, allow for a wider degree of personalization, since you can change the expressions and pose for them.

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro and DIO Pop Up Parade figures will be available for pre-order until March 27, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:30 PM

Kingdom Hearts 4 Art Celebrates FFVII Rebirth With Sora and Sephiroth

In honor of the launch of FFVII Rebirth, the Kingdom Hearts social media account shared Kingdom Hearts 4 art of Sora with Sephiroth. It directly references a real ad campaign in Japan.

We can tell that this is Kingdom Hearts 4 art, because it is set in Quadratum. Sora is in Shibuya in front of the 104 buildings. Every billboard and screen shows the one-winged version of Sephiroth that appeared throughout the Kingdom Hearts series. You can see it in the message below.


As mentioned before, this piece of celebratory art actually references something happening in the real world right now. In Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan, there are similar ads actually airing for the game. However, in that case, the imagery eventually results in seeing the version of Sephiroth from Nibelheim with the flames behind him in FFVII Rebirth, rather than the Kingdom Hearts version featured in the image above. That is running in Shibuya until March 3, 2024.

Square Enix shared a video of how that looks on the Japanese FFVII Remake social media account.


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available on the PS5, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024. There is no release window yet for Kingdom Hearts 4.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00 PM

Konosuba Season 3 Is a Spring 2024 Crunchyroll Anime

Crunchyroll announced it picked up four Spring 2024 anime series, and one of them is Konosuba season 3. Ahead of its debut, a preview will appear at the La Mole Mexico City convention that will be held March 15-17, 2024.

The four new anime that will be joining Crunchyroll in Spring 2024 are A Condition Called Love, Konosuba season 3, Kuramerukagari, and Kurayakaba. Only the portion referencing Konosuba mentioned an April 2024 release window. However, Crunchyroll's spring additions each year all always start in April, with the 2022 and 2023 roundups being good examples. So odds are all of them will start their runs throughout the month.

The announcement also didn't bring up any details about dubs or subs for the shows. Every new release gets an English subtitle option, but Crunchyroll also offers subs in other languages. Also, a dub usually isn't guaranteed for an anime. In the case of Konosuba, however, there are English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese dubs for past seasons, as well as for the An Explosion on This Wonderful World Megumin spin-off.  

A Condition Called Love, Konosuba season 3, Kuramerukagari, and Kurayakaba will be streaming worldwide when the Spring 2024 anime season begins in April 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:30 AM

guilty gear epos card

A Guilty Gear Strive Epos Visa credit card will debut in Japan on March 15, 2024. If you fulfill certain conditions when you sign up for a card, you'll be able to receive a canvas board of he art on the card. [Thanks, Marui Anime!]

There are two versions of the Guilty Gear Strive Epos card. One of them has a close-up of Sol Badguy. The other one has the Guilty Gear 25th Anniversary logo on it. If you already have an Epos card, but you want to switch to one of these designs, you'll need to pay an additional 1000 JPY fee.

Kenta Asano, a 2D illustrator for the game, was the one who drew the Sol art that's on the card and the canvas board. If you want to be able to get it, you'll need to either sign up for a Guilty Gear Epos card or switch to it from your current Epos card. After that, you need to make purchases totalling over 10,000 JPY within three months. This is the only way to legitimately obtain the canvas board, since it's not for sale.

Guilty Gear Strive first came out in 2021 as the next mainline title for the Guilty Gear series. It plays somewhat differently than previous games in the entry, such as adding in the Wall Break feature. In August 2022, about a year after its initial release, Arc System Works announced that it sold over 1 million units of Guilty Gear Strive, which was a first for the company.

Guilty Gear Strive is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM

See How the Tower of Fantasy Evangelion Crossover Looks

The Tower of Fantasy Evangelion update will bring Asuka Shikinami Langley, Pen Pen, Angels, and EVA 00, 01, and 02 on March 12, 2024. A new trailer for the 3.7 update that highlights the additions and new images show what people can expect when it all arrives.

First, here's the full trailer for the Tower of Fantasy Evangelion crossover update in version 3.7. It begins by announcing the state of emergency for Mirroria, with troops and people all waiting for the attack. Then, we hear the line, "They're here." It is then that the Angels attack. First, we see Fourth Angel, who is also known as Sachiel. That's followed by a glimpse of the second form of the Tenth Angel, who was known as Zeruel in the original series. (The fact that this is the second form shows this is based on the Rebuild of Evangelion depiction.) That's followed by footage of the EVAs and the Asuka simulacrum that will be playable.


Here's the gallery showing almost all of the Evangelion elements that will be in Tower of Fantasy, though while the EVA units, Angels, and Pen Pen appear, there wasn't additional art of Asuka provided by Hotta Studio and Level Infinite.

Tower of Fantasy is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The Evangelion crossover starts on March 12, 2024. The Evangelion anime is on Netflix, while the Rebuild of Evangelion movies are on Amazon.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:30 AM

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom - Traveling Korok plushes

Nintendo and San-ei Boeki have released new plushes modeled after the traveling backpack Korok from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. These plushes are now available for purchase at Nintendo's physical stores in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto for 3,300 yen (~$22) each.

The polyester plushes are available in two variations: One features a green Korok with a brown backpack, and the other has a yellow Korok with a red backpack. The plush has a height of 17 cm (~6.69 inches), but this measure only applies to the Korok from its feet to the tallest tip at its head.

Nintendo also opened online orders for the Korok plushes on the Japanese My Nintendo Store. However, the online stocks for both items were sold out within just a few hours after the opening.

San-ei Boeki had previously revealed the backpack Korok plushes in late November 2023. The Japanese merchandise producer originally planned to sell these plushes in mid-February 2024. While the company managed to release the plushes within the same month, it slightly missed the mark as February 29, 2024, falls right at the end of the leap year's month.

The traveling Korok plushes are now available at Nintendo Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto physical stores. These plushes are modeled after the Koroks that appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, available immediately on Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:00 AM

Google Chocobo to See Cloud and Chocobos

In honor of the launch of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, searching for related terms on Google like Final Fantasy, FFVII Rebirth, and Chocobo will cause Cloud and Chocobos to race across the screen. This all started following the February 29, 2024 launch of the latest game.

The Chocobos don't immediately run across the screen. Rather, searching for a related topic on Google then causes a yellow button with a Chocobo on it to appear on the screen. Pressing it causes a flock of birds and at least one Cloud riding one to run past. Continuing to press it causes a few stragglers to also dash by. Clicking it once also causes a link to come up that allows someone to share the search so someone else can see it. 

Here is a gallery showing the effect and button that appear on applicable Google searches for terms related to FFVII Rebirth.

And here is a list of words we found that someone can Google to cause the effect to pop up:

  • Chocobo
  • Chocobos
  • FF7
  • FF7 Remake
  • FF7 Rebirth
  • FFVII 
  • FFVII Remake
  • FFVII Rebirth
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Note that searching for names of characters, like Cloud Strife or Sephiroth, will not cause the Chocobo button to appear in your browser.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available on the PS5, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:30 AM

honkai star rail sparkle leaf

LeaF, the composer of "Marenol" and "Ka," made a statement in regards to the Honkai: Star Rail Sparkle trailer. This is due to many similarities between the trailer and LeaF's music videos.

It seems that many people reached out to LeaF about the "Monodrama" trailer after HoYoVerse uploaded it. According to LeaF, they had no involvement at all with the trailer. Neither did Optie or Fiz, who were the designers of the original music video for Marenol. However, LeaF states that there's absolutely no problem with HoYoVerse paying homage to it in the trailer. It seems that this is because it wasn't a one-to-one recreation.

In the tweet, they even encourage more of this kind of content. However, they also stated that everyone, including HoYoVerse, should take the opportunity to advertise them, and added a link to their YouTube channel in the tweet.

In LeaF's tweet, they posted a comparison video between the MV for "Marenol" and Sparkle's "Monodrama" trailer. The scene in question takes place close to the end of the trailer. Psychedelic shots appear one after the other as if you're going through doors. While this idea isn't exactly new—Gekidan Inucurry used this method in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which is a work many netizens have compared the Honkai: Star Rail Sparkle trailer to—the eye, hands, flower, and such are clear references to "Marenol."


"Marenol" is a song that you can play on Sound Voltex Vivid Wave. LeaF is the artist, with Optie and Fiz working on the music video. The music video itself has some rather disturbing scenes, and a viewer discretion warning even pops up before you can watch it.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 29, 2024 3:55 PM
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     10 best games like Genshin ImpactGenshin Impact is a massively successful title by miHoYo, seamlessly combining several game types into one complete package. Genshin has everything from high production value to an engaging story and even gacha mechanics. So what do you play if you want more? Here are my top 10 best games like Genshin Impact. Top 10 games like Genshin Impact The market is full of games trying to cash in on Genshin Impact's success, but a precious few got the goods. If you crave a high-quality experience, you must often dig deep to find it. With this in mind, here are my top 10 games like Genshin Impact. Honkai: Star Rail Image: miHoYo Let's get the low-hanging fruit out of the way first. Honkai: Star Rail is another game by miHoYo, but this time, we swap the high fantasy setting for a more futuristic theme.  The high-production value you love from Genshin Impact is here, complete with top-tier voice acting and stunning visuals. Many of Genshin Impact's mechanics are...

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     How To Permanently Keep The Allstar Vector Skimmer In D2 Featured ImageThe current state of Destiny 2 might be a bit like purgatory for people who play the game regularly. And the extended wait for The Final Shape definitely doesn't help. However, the Guardian Games are bringing a brand new legendary vehicle that any player can earn. So let's join in on the fun and figure out how to permanently keep The Allstar Vector Skimmer in Destiny 2. How to get and keep The Allstar Vector Skimmer in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie Bungie put out their usual This Week in Destiny blog post before the week of the Guardian Games. People were expecting to see the usual preamble the week before the yearly Olympic-esque event takes place. Surprisingly, this year's Guardian Games All-Stars comes with a brand new vehicle for players to ride around on: The Allstar Vector Skimmer. Destiny 2 players first need to unlock the Skimmer for the Guardian Games, before getting the chance to permanently keep it. Once you complete the onboarding quest for the game...

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     How To Create Apex Legends In Infinite Craft Featured ImageThe deeper you go into the AI-powered game Infinite Craft, the more creative you can become. Why not push yourself even more? Creating Apex Legends in Infinite Craft is a fun but difficult challenge. You can use this guide to help build it quickly.  Infinite Craft: How to create Apex Legends Infinite Craft lets you make all sorts of video games. Undertale, for instance. The good thing about making the Apex Legends, the hit Battle Royale, in Infinite Craft is that it surprisingly feels less complicated than many other games. I had an easier time making Apex Legends than I did with Final Fantasy. You should also be less stressed out when making the shooter.  To help you create Apex Legends in Infinite Craft, use the steps below. Apex Legends requires a lot of basic ingredients that spawn more creative ones. By the end, you should have even more items to make. Creating a battle royale To create Apex Legends, you first have to make two completely different multiplayer sho...

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The trailer showcases several cut scenes and more.

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The report cites a person who's familiar with the transaction

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     The next installment in the EDF spin-off series, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2, is set to release on September 26th. It will be available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Nintendo Switch. A release date trailer showcases what happens to the voxel cube Earth after the events of the first game and introduces an […]