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GamersHeroes Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:58 PM

The team at Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed Mirage will launch on the App Store June 6.

The post Assassin's Creed Mirage Launching on App Store June 6 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:34 AM

All those that dive into Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online will be able to take advantage of a number of Specialist Role Rewards in the coming weeks.

The post Specialist Role Rewards Coming to Red Dead Online This May appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:55 PM

If you're anything like me, you went looking for a Fallout game to play the second you were done with watching the well-received Amazon show. Despite the fact that the ending tees up a second season that will assuredly expound on New Vegas, a settlement from a similarly titled and beloved game, I zagged a bit and…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:00 PM

A Catholic priest in Pottstown, Pennsylvania allegedly used a church credit card to spend over $40,000 on "power-ups" in mobile games Mario Kart Tour and Candy Crush over a three-year span.


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:50 PM

There are over 30 side missions for you to accept in Stellar Blade, the new PS5-exclusive character action game from South Korean developer Shift Up, each with their own outcomes and rewards. Some are simple fetch quests, while others are multi-part affairs that see Eve impacting the lives of other characters. One,…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:40 PM

Over the weekend I spent a fair bit of time playing Stellar Blade, enjoying the action while doing my best to ignore the Discourse™. But that fun was killed when the game asked me to start moving around random boxes to complete elementary school math puzzles. And not just once, but multiple times in various areas…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:05 PM

During Honkai: Star Rail's Cosmodessy event, players were treated to a little personality test. Over the course of the minigame you'd be asked a series of questions, and in the end, based on your answers, you'd be assigned a personality linked to a game character. But the characters in the test weren't the game's main


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:25 PM

Starting later this year, popular family entertainment restaurant chain Dave & Buster's will offer its customers (who are 18 years or older) the ability to place "friendly wagers" on various games using the company's app.


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:10 PM

Looking at the original trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is like looking into a portal to a different timeline, one where the film itself likely doesn't herald the arrival of a massively successful film franchise that eventually spawns a bad Paramount+ spin-off. At best, it results in a Morbius-leve…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:30 PM

The video game industry has habitually repackaged things and put them on store shelves. Remakes and remasters are one side of the conversation, but Atlus, it seems, prefers to release "enhanced editions" like Persona 5 Royal and now Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. These add new content and major quality-of-life…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:15 PM


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:05 PM

Stellar Blade, the PS5's upcoming action game where you get to play as a cute lady (feels good, right?), has had a demo out since March 29. Perhaps you've been playing it? Whether you've been enjoying it or found it too cumbersome at first, it's always a good idea to brush up on some basics again.


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:55 AM

Fortnite, Epic Games' wildly popular battle royale, has been a platform for music streaming for quite some time now. Recently, it even launched its own built-in rhythm game, Fortnite Festival, which has been headlined by icons like Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and most recently, Billie Eilish.


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:45 AM

The Tekken 8 community is having its mind completely blown right now, as a bot is rampaging its way up the online leaderboards. It isn't employing actual combos or traditional fighting-game skill, though. Instead, thanks to a few lines of code, the bot is merely button-mashing a single move, and players who run into…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:35 AM

Helldivers 2 was patched earlier this week and introduced some sweeping changes with it. Among the more notable adjustments are a much-needed reduction in fire damage and a broad increase in damage output, but it's an otherwise innocuous patch note about ricochet damage that has set the community ablaze. The patch…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:10 AM

Call of Duty players are (yet again) up in arms over the exorbitant cost of a new cosmetic item. This time the community dissatisfaction stems from a Modern Warfare 3 Dune: Part Two crossover skin that will set players back $40.


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:55 AM

In our review of PS5-exclusive action game Stellar Blade, Kotaku's Levi Winslow praised the action, but found it lacking in certain areas like platforming. While the game has had its fair share of silly controversy in recent days, it definitely makes for a fun time for those who enjoy action games. Read on for tips…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:15 AM

Square Enix's games have been hit or miss for years, and now the publisher behind Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and other blockbuster RPGs says it plans to be more careful about which projects it invests in. The company expects to "recognize extraordinary losses pertaining to abandonment losses associated with its content…


Kotaku Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:35 AM

Amazon Prime has revealed that its Fallout TV show is the second-most popular program it's made, with a claimed total of 65 million people—or one United Kingdom—watching in its first two weeks. These are the kinds of numbers a network TV channel executive would sell his children's souls to receive.


PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:48 PM
     Diablo 4 getting

It feels like Blizzard is trying to teach us all a lesson in expectations. We all know, or thought we knew, how Diablo 4 seasons work. New mechanics, play a seasonal character, earn rewards, and so on. With the next season, titled Loot Reborn, Blizzard is changing up that model and will instead focus on a introducing a host of alterations that will impact the whole game.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:21 PM
     Arsenal codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: We've had another look around for Arsenal codes. One has expired.

How do you get Arsenal codes? The Roblox-based shooter has proven itself to be quite the popular experience, with teams taking shots at each other with machine guns, bazookas, and even flinging magic spells from books.

Take your gaming experience to the next level by redeeming Arsenal codes to gain exclusive skins and announcer voices. There are other Roblox shooting games out there, all with their own unlocks, so make sure you check out the best Da Hood codes for more. If you want to try something completely different like racing motorbikes, there are also Motorcycle Mayhem codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:14 PM
     Anime Souls X codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: One new ASSX code dropped for the Infernals update. Many others have expired.

What are the new Anime Souls X codes? Anime Souls X, a sequel to the game without the X, tasks you with building your own army of powerful heroes and imbuing their weapons with souls to take on fearsome bosses. If the road to greatness is a little too long when first starting, you'll be happy to hear that we've tracked down the latest Anime Souls X codes to help you grow in power faster than ever.

Our list of up-to-date Anime Souls X codes delivers a treasure trove of free items straight to your inventory and various rolls and spins to help you swap out your weaker heroes. If you're partial to anime and manga-inspired games across the Roblox platform, we've also got the latest Anime Adventure codes, Slayers Unleashed codes, and even Ro Ghoul codes to help you stay one step ahead of your fellow Robloxians.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:18 PM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: There's a new AWS code in for the latest update.

What are the new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes? This popular Roblox experience channels the simulator games of the past few years, rewarding your strenuous clicks with rapidly multiplying strength. Arm Wrestle codes can speed up the process exponentially, earning you the gains you need to bend everyone's elbows and slam even the beefiest of opponent's forearms onto the table.

As we've already alluded to, Arm Wrestle Simulator takes the ideas of many other popular Roblox games to create one centered around a less violent form of settling your differences, without resorting to a boring game of rock, paper, scissors. For further freebies in other action-packed Roblox releases, be sure to grab the latest Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes before they're gone.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:10 PM
     Anime Last Stand codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: A bunch of new Anime Last Stand codes have arrived.

What are the newest Anime Last Stand codes? Plenty of anime-inspired tower defense games are available on the Roblox platform, and Anime Last Stand is the latest to emerge from its testing phase. You can now collect your favorite anime heroes and villains to guard your base, but you'll need a stash of emeralds to afford them.

Luckily, even if you're starting this Roblox experience, there are plenty of Anime Last Stand codes to grab tons of free emeralds and rerolls. While you're here, other tower defense games are available, and you can get free stuff for them with Tower Defense X codes and All Star Tower Defense codes, or perhaps Blox Fruits codes or Project Slayers codes for something different.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:59 PM
     Gray Zone Warfare devs offer tips for better performance

Gray Zone Warfare has launched in early access on Steam just as the top dog in extraction shooters, Escape from Tarkov, is suffering from a self-inflicted wound. However, players have complained that this upstart shooter's performance is too dodgy to recommend at launch. Fortunately, the developers have provided a few tips and tricks to get the smoothest frame rates possible with your hardware.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:02 PM
     Anime Fighters Simulator codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: A new Anime Fighters Simulator code is in. Many more have expired.

What are the new Anime Fighters Simulator codes? With the classic Roblox anime adventure getting a new lease of life in 2023, we've been hard at work testing codes to get you streaming through the latest update as soon as it drops. Even if you haven't played Anime Fighters in a while, the freebies on offer can quickly get you back to full strength or, if you're a veteran, send you hurtling further up the leaderboards.

While we wait for the next Anime Fighters update, consider checking out some of the best Roblox games for 2023. For a few noteworthy specifics and recommendations, you can't go wrong with Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shinobi Life 2 codes. They're hallmarks of the Roblox anime category. For another mishmash of your favorite characters, All Star Tower Defense codes are popular, too.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:49 PM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: A couple new Anime Champions Simulator codes have arrived.

What are the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes? If you're new to this Roblox experience, you will want some bonus resources to give you a head start. This includes diamonds, tokens, medals, and boosts to bolster your team and get them fighting more formidable opponents sooner.

So, if you want some up-to-date Anime Champions codes, we have a list of all the free stuff you can get right now. Alternatively, there are plenty of other anime Roblox games worthy of your attention that have their own set of codes, such as Blox Fruits codesFruit Battlegrounds codes, and Blade Ball codes which is currently the hottest game on the platform.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:41 PM
     Anime Ball codes April 2024 – Free spins and yen boosts

April 30, 2024: The 150k likes Anime Ball code should be coming soon. A few have expired.

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

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

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:36 PM
     All Star Tower Defense codes April 2024

April 30, 2024: We're keeping an eye out for any new ASTD codes following the one from April 22.

What are the new All Star Tower Defense codes? Developer Top Down Games has struck gold with their smash-hit game, blending tower defense gameplay with characters inspired by popular Japanese anime. It may have lost a few with news of an official release elsewhere, but the majority of the anime all-stars are still kicking it as deployable units.

The first few missions of the tower defense game may seem easy, but it doesn't take long before your units start to struggle. That's where our Roblox guide comes in, allowing you to claim free Stardust and Gems to unlock powerful units in the free PC game. Not only does this guide cover the code redemption process, but we're also always looking for new ASTD codes, so keep this page bookmarked for any updates.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:21 PM
     Destiny 2 has a new boss-rush mode

Destiny 2 has a new challenge for guardians starting today. The new Pantheon event is a boss-rush mode that pits fireteams against a series of four raid bosses. It's a way to earn some of the game's most valuable rewards, and it'll get tougher over the course of the next month.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:06 PM
     This Fallout RPG bundle lets you experience the wasteland from home

There's one name on everyone's lips right now and for once, it's Fallout. Following on from the stunningly successful TV series, the Fallout 4 next-gen update, and Fallout 76 hitting new player count highs, it feels like we're almost reaching peak post-apocalyptic saturation. That's why this Fallout RPG and 3D Miniatures Humble Bundle feels almost like a breath of fresh air, taking the series away from the screen and out into the real world.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:48 PM
     BioWare's best RPGs are astronomically cheap in massive EA Steam sale

Temptation is a tricky thing. We try to stave off foolhardy purchases by being strict with ourselves, or by saying we won't buy things until they go on sale. Then the dance begins, is that sale deep enough? Is the price good enough? Well, I don't know about you, but the currently-running EA sale over on Steam has put two games firmly in the danger zone. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition are both incredibly cheap right now.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:37 PM
     Helldivers 2 dev debunks ricochet damage, but there's another problem

Arrowhead has officially debunked the ricochet damage rumor after it dropped the latest Helldivers 2 patch, but the team has discovered another issue in the meantime. While some of the community was in a frenzy over the belief that patch 01.000.300 made some explosive rounds ricochet back at you and kill you, it was quickly debunked by others. Arrowhead also debunked this with its own research, but found that there are actually some problems with shrapnel damage instead.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:32 PM
     New Steam FPS is the twisted love child of Nier Automata and Bioshock

The darkness is permeated by glowing red lights and the echoing hum of machinery. Your only companion is a young woman's voice which, while sweet, is dripping with malice. Her name is Aylin, and she's "watching you" from afar, Big Brother style. Channeling the dark sci-fi of games like Bioshock and Nier Automata, this is Luna Abyss, a bullet hell FPS that has intrigued me more than most of the games coming out this year.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:20 PM
     Don't miss this 32-inch Samsung gaming monitor deal for under $250

Samsung has a huge range of discounts on its gaming monitors right now, with dozens of displays receiving substantial price drops. And while many of us would love to take advantage of a $1,000 discount on a $2,000 display, a more realistic option is the $150 saving you can currently get with this Samsung 32-inch gaming monitor deal.

The particular display in question is the Samsung Odyssey G51C, which is known even more precisely as the LS32CG512ENXZA. With its 32-inch screen size, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, and 165Hz maximum refresh rate, it's a great screen for those seeking big-screen impact on a budget. At this price, it would even earn a spot on our best gaming monitor guide.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:16 PM
     Sleight of Hand release date estimate, trailers, and latest news

When is the Sleight of Hand release date? First revealed during the Xbox Partner Preview back in March 2024, Sleight of Hand is a third-person stealth game featuring deck-building mechanics. You play as a powerful witch known as Lady Luck, she's on a mission to find out why she was cast out and framed by her former coven.

Sleight of Hand is the first project by Riff Raff Games, founded by Joshua Boggs, who previously worked on the similarly noir-themed Framed series. We haven't had a chance to see any gameplay just yet, but the trailer shows us how the card game elements are going to fit in with the stealth game mechanics. Here's everything we know about Sleight of Hand so far, including its release date, trailers, and more.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:08 PM
     This new AMD graphics card needs an 850W power supply

XFX has just unveiled a new souped-up variant of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which uses a huge cooler and has similarly massive power requirements. The XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phoenix Nirvana also uses a phase change interface pad, rather than a standard thermal compound, to achieve peak cooling performance.

As one of the best graphics card models on the market when it comes to raw, non-ray traced gaming performance, the RX 7900 XTX is already no slouch, and AMD's top-tier card already comes in some very power-hungry and enormous configurations. However, XFX fancied turning it up a notch, it seems.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:07 PM
     This underrated indie Soulslike about rats is on sale for just $3

If you take the idea of Brian Jacques' beloved Redwall novels and imagine it processed through the swamp-obsessed mind of Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, you'd probably end up with something pretty close to Tails of Iron, Odd Bug Studio's 2021 violent 2D adventure game about a brutal war between rats and frogs. With Tails of Iron 2 due out later this year, the studio is offering the original game on Steam at its lowest price ever, so now's a great time to jump in and get caught up on the story so far.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:05 PM
     Corsair's new fans are cooler and quieter, thanks to one small change

Corsair has just announced a new range of extra thick fans, in both 120mm and 140mm sizes. At first, the new Corsair RS Max range looks like an ordinary selection of fans, but there's one chunky factor that sets them apart. Sporting a leap in chonk factor from 25mm to 30mm thick, Corsair claims the RS Max fans provide more airflow with higher static pressure than conventional fans, all while being quieter too.

While it's too early to tell if these new entrants will be deserving of a place on our best PC fans guide, Corsair's latest spinners certainly have several factors that stand them in good stead.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:03 PM
     This pink Nvidia graphics card has cats, but it's too kawaii for us

One of Nvidia's Chinese board partners, ASL, is bringing the kawaii with its new pink graphics card. It's easy to imagine an entire custom PC built with this vibrant card taking center stage. Better still, this eye-catching RTX 4060 is available to ship to the US and doesn't cost much more than the standard card designs.

The Nvidia RTX 4060 isn't the best graphics card in Nvidia's current product stack, working as the entry-level GPU in its latest series of pixel pushers. There's nothing wrong with settling for this card, though. It's still fast enough for gaming at 1080p, and this particular variant is one of the smaller Nvidia cards we've seen as well.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:49 AM
     Cyberpunk 2077 embraces the rhythm in new pixel RPG you can try now

If you threw Cyberpunk 2077, Guitar Hero, Chrono Trigger, and Into The Breach into a blender, you'd get Keylocker. Shown off during the ID@Xbox showcase, this sci-fi, turn-based RPG relies on music and rhythm - in a world where singing and dancing are banned, you gather a party, fight the powers that be, and rock out at gigs in protest. If you're looking for something distinctive to add to your Steam wishlist, this is it.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:47 AM
     Despite very bad reviews, new tactical FPS has thousands of players

If you can - if there's a demo, or you can afford to just take a chance - it's always worth trying out a new game and making your own opinion. Everyone might be wild for Baldur's Gate 3 and Helldivers 2, but you might think they're lousy. On the contrary, a new FPS with a focus on realism and tactics, that's primed to take on Escape From Tarkov, especially given recent controversies, has very bad Steam reviews, but tens of thousands of players. Maybe it's just a flash(bang) in the pan, or maybe, despite some early issues, this one is still well worth a try.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:52 AM
     Frostpunk 2 release date, gameplay trailers, and news

When is the Frostpunk 2 release date? Your objective in this city-building management game is the same as it ever was: survive the harsh winter to see another day. However, the needs of the people can sometimes not be in the best interest of the colony as a whole, and one wrong decision can spell absolute disaster.

The best management games always have some element of tension. However, rioting and the eventual collapse of an entire settlement because the heating's gone out is one of the more unsettling ways to lose. We've been waiting a long time since Frostpunk 2 was announced in 2021, but we now have full confirmation of the Frostpunk 2 release date and the latest gameplay details before launch -  we even have a Frostpunk 2 preview if you want to know what you're getting into.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:24 AM
     Noctua's new cooler looks like it's for your face, rather than your PC

PC cooling specialist Noctua looks as though it's about to venture outside of the (PC-shaped) box with its latest idea, which looks very much like a desk fan to us. The company has just posted a teaser video on its social media channels, with a suitable vague caption telling us that "something new is coming," and it bears a striking resemblance to the prototype for a Noctua desk fan that it showed off at Computex all the way back in 2019.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:30 PM

Recently, I spent around two hours with Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance, the Persona 5: Royal-fied version of the original SMT V. Vengeance promises many new things: a revised battle system, a new story branch, new areas, and more. What I found when I played, was several punches to my metaphorical ribs. A few to my gut. Sure, I spent some time with the new stuff, but really, I spent most of my time being absolutely demolished in turn-based battles against various demons of a phallic and non-phallic nature. I will now attempt to summarise my time against these creatures, wish me luck.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:05 PM

Dread Delusion is a creepo-tastic open world RPG that positively reeks of King's Field and the Elder Scrolls of yore. Created by Lovely Hellplace and published by horror anthology specialists DreadXP, it's so far up my alley it's probably been mugged by some kind of hideous clockwork cutthroat - and yet somehow, I've never played the thing. I'll be rectifying that on 14th May, when Dread Delusion leaves early access.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:12 AM

Razer, makers of various pretty good gaming peripherals and one deeply questionable face mask, have been slapped with a $1.1 million fine by US regulators after said mask was determined to have misled buyers over the amount of protection it afforded. Kotaku reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took issue with Razer's claim that the Zephyr, an RGB monstrosity released during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, could act as a medical-grade N95 respirator – it could not – and will allocate $1 million of that fine towards refunds for fooled, if colourfully illuminated, buyers.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:00 AM

I once went back to a gathering after a friend-of-a-friend's metal gig that I distinctly remember not because of either the party or the show, but because we drunkenly went to a big Tesco afterwards to get snacks. I also distinctly remember making a not-completely serious but also somewhat true statement at the party about how that Tesco trip was the most fun I'd had in months, after which one of the metal men sneered at me. I felt self conscious at the time, but I've since grown comfortable enough with myself to realise that the metal man was a joyless fool, and going to big supermarkets is at least as fun as going to average metal gigs. There is nothing a drop D power chord can evoke in me that compares to the feeling of blurrily espying a chocolate trifle in the reduced to clear section. So I wish to bring your attention to Supermarket Times.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:00 AM

Harold Halibut has the vibes of a game that should be 4-6 hours long and is, inexplicably, 10-12. It's inexplicable not only because it's a slow game low on interaction - the game is really just a plot delivery mechanism; a TV show you can walk around where you advance the story by pressing A - but also because it's a game created using handmade miniatures. It's a sci-fi animated dolls house under the sea, self described as "a cross between a game and a stop motion film", and if my game required that amount of labour I'd edit that script down. Then again, there aren't that many locations, so maybe you'd really want to show them off.

I love miniatures, and Harold Halibut is beautiful. It's also a lovely story about finding yourself and your place in the world, even if that place is unexpected, and having the courage to take that step. There are unexpected silly bits and strange bits and bits where people break into song, and bits where you read undelivered letters. But, at the same time, I totally understand why some people would find it boring.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, April 30, 2024 8:40 AM

I don't have a lot of interest in VR these days, but I do have an interest in the beautifully realised miniature doings of your villagers in Manor Lords, the city builder that is currently rather popular on noted purveyor of ye finest interactive entertainments Steam - and which now has unofficial VR support care of Flat2VR and Praydog's UEVR.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:00 AM
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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 4:00 PM

See the Honkai Impact 3rd Fenghuang of Vicissitude Costume Outfit in 7.4

In the 7.4 update Outfit Supply, people can get a Honkai Impact 3rd Fenghuang of Vicissitude costume. It's called Crane of Taixuan, and a new trailer shows exactly how it looks on Fu Hua in-game.

The video begins by showing a tranquil scene near a temple. Then, it goes to black and white and utilizes a sumi-e painting sort of aesthetic. We get to see Fu Hua in her new outfit from the back, before it heads into battle. Then, we see her get to face off against the enemy. When worn, it seems the outfit itself will involve inky effects when she attacks.

Here's a closer look at the Fenghuang of Vicissitude Crane of Taixuan costume people can get from the Honkai Impact 3rd Outfit Supply.


Fenghuang of Vicissitude is actually a relatively new battlesuit for Fu Hua. It launched in Honkai Impact 3rd in January 2024. It's an S-rank suit inspired by the Ichor of Garuda. 

The latest new battlesuit is Mad Pleasure: Shadowbringer. That's one for the Seven Shus member Thelema Nutriscu

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for the PC and mobile devices. The Fenghuang of Vicissitude costume will be available via the 7.4 Outfit Supply. Version 7.4 released on April 25, 2024.

The post See the Honkai Impact 3rd Fenghuang of Vicissitude Outfit From 7.4 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:30 PM

taimanin rpg extasy end service

Taimanin RPG Extasy service for the mobile game will end on August 1, 2024. Infini-Brain posted an announcement about this on its official website.

For starters, the company apologized for how sudden this shutdown was. Then, it moved on to explaining the end of service schedule. As of April 30, 2024, you will no longer be able to purchase Taima Crystals, Sets, the Battle Pass, or anything else that requires real money. If you bought something already, the company will not refund you for that purchase. You also will not be able to refund any of the items for Johren Credits. However, you're free to use your premium currency as you wish until service ends.

Taimanin RPG Extasy is a turn-based RPG game based off the Taimanin series. By virtue of that, it does feature quite a bit of not safe for work (NSFW) content, even if versions like the one on Steam are censored.

In 2023, there was a controversy surrounding Taimanin RPG Extasy due to the developers giving players too many gems. As a result, there was a debt system in which players had to earn the difference back. Because of this, the global version of the gacha costs 500 gems whereas the Japanese version's costs 50. This may be why Infini-Brain will not issue refunds, even though that has been the standard for most mobage ending service.

Taimanin RPG Extasy is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PC, and it will end service on August 1, 2024. The Japanese version is still available.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:00 PM

tuxedo sam 45th anniversary

For the 45th anniversary of Tuxedo Sam, Sanrio will release several pieces of merchandise to commemorate him. The items are currently available via the online Sanrio store, and they'll start appearing in physical locations from mid-May 2024.

There are sixteen types of items you can purchase as part of the Tuxedo Sam 45th anniversary collection. They are:

  • Acrylic keyholders: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Bag: 214 JPY (~$1)
  • Clear multi-purpose case: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Clip: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Cushion: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Flake stickers: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Flat pouch: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Hair tie: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Miniature mirror and hairbrush: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Pass case: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Reusable bag: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Ring: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Rug: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Socks: 429 JPY (~$3)
  • Stickers: 214 JPY (~$1)
  • Toothbrush and pouch: 429 JPY (~$3)

Some of the items are actually already out of stock. 

Tuxedo Sam debuted in 1979 and has been a relatively popular character in the Sanrio character rankings. He frequently appears either in the top 10 or the top 20. Tuxedo Sam is a penguin wearing a hat and a bow tie, which he collects. Aside from looking smart, he's also quite the distinguished gentleman. He can speak English and attended university in the United Kingdom. Tuxedo Sam has also made appearances in other Sanrio properties, such as Fragaria Memories.

The Tuxedo Sam merchandise for the 45th anniversary of the mascot are available in the online Sanrio store.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:30 PM

SMT V Vengeance Trailer Highlights Tyrant Mephisto

Atlus' Japanese branch has been sharing daily demon videos for SMT V Vengeance going over different demons, and the latest volume looks at Tyrant Mephisto. When the game originally released, you could only  get access to him if you bought his $2.99 add-on.

As this is the "definitive" version of SMT V, Mephisto is in Vengeance right away. However, you still need to go through the methods in the DLC to gain access to the Tyrant class demon and he is an endgame kind of character. You need to be able to access both Tokyo Diet Building and Kamiyacho to find Doctor Nitta and Mephisto. You then need to defeat the Tyrant. When I did, I was around level 80 and it was still a challenge.

This SMT V Vengeance video begins with the Nahobino summoning Mephisto. After that, we get to see some of the clip that involved encountering him. He uses his Agibarion +7 attack during the ensuing fight. That's followed by his Walpurgisnacht +9 dark attack. 


Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024. The original SMT V is available for the Switch.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:00 PM

Hatsune Miku Magic the Gathering Secret Lair Cards Appear in May

Six Hatsune Miku Magic the Gathering cards will be a part of a Secret Lair drop at 9am PT/12pm ET on May 13, 2024. People will be able to pre-order standard ones for $29.99 and foil ones for $39.99. 

As usual, the Hatsune Miku Secret Lair cards will be a limited edition. The Spring Superdrop 2024 consists of the first six cards, and four more will eventually follow it. Each one is part of a Sakura Superstar group and features art from a different artist and are inspired by the Vocaloid's past performances. People who pick them up will be able to choose between English or Japanese versions of the cards. 

Here's the list of all the Hatsune Miku Magic the Gathering cards in the first Secret Lair drop:

  • Harmonize
  • Inspiring Vantage
  • Miku, Lost but Seeking (Azusa, Lost but Seeking)
  • Miku, the Redeemed (Feather, the Redeemed)
  • Miku's Spark (Chandra's Ignition)
  • Shelter

Here are all six of the Hatsune Miku: Sakura Superstar cards:

There's also a Manbo-P "Harmonize" music video for the crossover:


Some major crossover cards appeared in Magic the Gathering. There's going to be a Final Fantasy set, for example. Assassin's Creedones did too. Likewise, notable artist from manga and games drew art for cards, like Junji Ito and Yoji Shinkawa

Secret Lair will take pre-orders for the Hatsune Miku: Sakura Superstar Magic the Gathering cards on May 13, 2024 at 9am PT/12pm ET.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:30 PM

yu-gi-oh white story

Konami will release the Complete File - The White Story, which is a special binder of Yu-Gi-Oh cards that focus on the Branded series of cards. This is completely made-to-order and will cost 29,700 JPY ($188.50). [Thanks, Inside Games!]

Four of the cards will have new illustrations for this collection. They'll be: Fallen of Albaz; Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous; Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous; and Aluber the Jester of Despia. These four cards will all be Quarter Century Secret Rares. Dogmatikalamity Alba System, will also appear in the collection as a Quarter Century Secret Rare card.

In total, the White Story collection for the Yu-Gi-Oh OCT will have:

  • 202 cards (177 Ultra Rares, 25 Quarter Century Secret Rares)
  • 1 binder (with sleeved pages and inside covers)
  • 1 special booklet

In Yu-Gi-Oh, the Branded series of cards is an archetype of Spell and Trap cards. However, aside from its in-game function, the cards have an connecting narrative lore. They're part of the Abyss storyline. While Konami has not really released a book or story that ties everything together for the reader, many fans have put together a general synopsis or timeline of events based on both the card art and the card descriptions.

The Complete File - The White Story collection of Yu-Gi-Oh OCG cards will be open for pre-order until May 8, 2024. It'll come out in September 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:00 PM

Hololive Holoplus Closed Beta

Cover Corp and Hololive opened registration for an upcoming closed beta test of the Holoplus app ahead of the planned global release. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2024, with the test itself planned to begin later that same month.

The app, which became available in Japan in August 2023, aims to provide a Hololive-focused news and community hub with a viewable schedule of upcoming streams. The test will require a mobile device running at least iOS version 1.4.0 or Android version 7.0, with entrants being chosen by lottery. Cover Corp. is hoping to gather user feedback and bug reports ahead of a planned global release of the app, which will be supported by microtransactions.

Here are the official images for the test, showing details about it:

Meanwhile, Hololive English member Nerissa Ravencroft from the Advent generation recently released her first original song, "Say My Name". Vtubers Machina X Flayon and Ouro Kronii are also set to appear in Hololive fighting game Idol Showdown, with Ninomae Ina'nis joining as a playable character.

Applications for the Hololive Holoplus app closed beta test will close on May 13, 2024, with the test itself set to begin sometime in May 2024, and last for several months.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:30 PM

PC and Switch Otome Genso Manege Releasing Worldwide

About four years after its Japanese debut, PQube announced it picked up the PC and Switch otome game Genso Manege. The Mages title is "coming soon," with physical copies confirmed for the Switch. 

Emma has the ability to use magic, but she is suffering from amnesia and isn't able to properly use them. However, a situation involving people trapped in an amusement park gives her the chance to learn how to access her abilities and put them to good use. In the process, she'll also get the chance to fall in love with six possible love interests named Arnaud, Crier, Hugo, Luciole, Lyon, and Serge. There will also be minigames to assist in her growth. 

Here is the first English trailer for the Switch and PC otome game.


You can also see the trailer for the Japanese opening movie below:


A few English screenshots for the game were also shared with us.

This is one of multiple Mages games PQube will release outside Japan. It also picked up B-Project Ryusei Fantasia. That will come to the Switch and PC as well.

Genso Manege will come to the Switch and PC via Steam "soon." The game appeared on the Switch in Japan under the name Rever d'un Manege back in January 2020. 

Image via Mages, Love&Art, and PQube

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:00 PM

Michi Mochievee

In an April 22, 2024 stream, new VShojo Vtuber Michi Mochievee went over tax issues she encountered when working for her former employer and the level of support she is now experiencing at VShojo. After a story discussing her "first and hopefully last financial problem," she discussed how she's doing better, has health insurance back, and has support from people at the company.

Things started At the 1 hour and 52 minute mark of her April 28, 2024 Twitch stream, Michi Mochievee discussed the past tax problem she encountered. She began by explaining how the tax system in Indonesia worked and the arrangement she set up with a former employer, but then went into more detail about how the taxes being withheld didn't go as planned. She also followed it all up by saying things are now sorted and she's getting the health insurance settled as well.

Here are some transcribed segments from the Michi Mochievee going over her past situation:

I did have one issue that put me in a really bad place. Because this was my first and hopefully last financial problem I've ever really encountered. Because of like, it wasn't even my fault. Right? Cause like, keep in mind, I'm insanely paranoid about this, so I've always been scared about being in debt. And here's my little story.

Please, do not like… I know some people will speculate and shit, like I just want you to know: It's already over. It's in the past. No specu-speculating. It's just something that I… a story that I can finally tell. Right…

…So I started filing my taxes. So ever since, like basically the government has a record that I have always been a law-abiding citizen. Right? I always pay my taxes. I always do my reports. Everything's good and dandy, until I worked in a different job. And basically here in my country, I don't know if it's very common all over the world, but for Indonesia there is an option where your company files your taxes for you and they pay your taxes for you. That is a very, very common practice. Right? You have to be employed under them, though. 

So what they do is, let's say they give you a fixed amount. Like, okay, every month I will give you $500 USD. Every month I'll give you $500 USD, but I will take 10% out of that to pay for your taxes. But you still have to report it. You still have to report your taxes and everything, but you don't have to pay it outside of your own card. Like the employer kind of sorts it out for you, and that's good and dandy. Like that is a choice…

…So basically your income is like a fixed rate, you don't have to stress about paying anything by the end of the year. The company does it, but you still have to file it. 

So, during this time, because my earnings was not a fixed rate… so it's like sometimes on good days I earn more. Bad days, I don't. Like it's not a fixed rate. [The former employer] did offer to take a certain percentage. They say they'll take a certain percentage to pay for the taxes. And that was a big saver for me because for so long I've only ever needed to copy-paste my income and then my expenses and stuff like that. And it's like easy. 

Back to the story a little, With the taxes thing, right? It was very… I was very, very grateful that they offered to basically pay the taxes for me like that was still an option. Because that way I don't have to worry too, too much. …Like I would rather overpay tax than underpay tax. That's the kind of person I am. 

…So we had a whole system set up, and basically for like two years, I never spent any money out of my own wallet to pay the tax. I did send a, like I did file them, but I never really spent money because every month, they took 10% anyways for my taxes. Right? And like that's what we discussed and it was written even that it's like, "Oh, yeah, they took money for taxes." It's not like oh it's just a verbal thing. You don't know if they did. They did. There's written proof that they did. So I never really spent any money out of my own wallet because it's already deducted. Right?

And then TLDR, two years later, I got sent a letter from my local government that I have actually been avoiding taxes. And they were like onto my my ass. They were like, "Hey, by the way, you haven't paid your taxes in two years. And according to your report, you have earned a significant amount compared to your last paid taxes, and you are late by like two years so we will have to add interest fees." And that's when I start shitting myself a little bit. Because I was like, "What do you mean, I haven't paid? I have paid." And in the paper, it said, "If you are, if you do not sort your shit in a week, we will have to bring you to court."

 …I shat myself. Like I had such a mental mind break. Dude, I freaked out so hard, but at that time I was like, oh, it's probably a misunderstanding. Right? Like maybe it's a misunderstanding. So I contacted… like one of my friend's dad is a lawyer, so I asked them for advice. I was like, "Hey, what should I do?" I'm pretty sure it's a misunderstanding. I know I've paid my taxes. I have proof that I got like money deducted every month specifically under the category of tax. So I know I have… I'm… I'm a good, law-abiding citizen and my track record's clean." So I was so fucking scared, dude. 

…My friend's dad helped me, like write stuff up and basically tell the government, like my local government, to be like "Hey, misunderstanding happened, what can I do to resolve this misunderstanding?" So I sent it to them. And then they came back to me three days later basically being like, "Okay, send us proof of…" Like when you file taxes you get… a code that says that you did file it. And it's not just like, "Oh, I said I did." …So they're like, "Okay, send us all transfer, like, proof. Like the code of proof that you actually did transfer the money." 

So I was like, "Okay, I can just ask my employer, right?" So I asked them. I was like, "Hey, I need all of this." Like it's a whole list. It's a lot. It's a lot because it's been two years. Like two years backlog. …I think there was like genuinely like 28 files that I had to make, like by myself, and I sent it to them. And I was like, "Hey, this is the thing. Like I just, you know, I just need the funny little numbers. right? And all my problems will go away." 

And that's when I found out, I did not know this. I was not aware of this. To be fair, no one really made it, made me aware of this either. But I don't know if it's… I'm not blaming anyone. I'm not pointing fingers. If anything, I did blame myself for not researching, but apparently those are not my taxes. Those are [my former employer's] taxes. Until today, I still don't get it fully, so I'm not going to go into… I'm not going to go deep into it. 

Michi Mochievee

Michi Mochievee isn't the first VShojo Vtuber who encountered tax problems with a former employer and discussed the situation on stream. Kuro also brought it up in a stream shortly after joining the company in October 2023. When he did, he noted how VShojo CEO Justin "Gunrun" Ignacio and Ironmouse helped him with his tax problems. 

As a reminder, Michi Mochievee also discussed how her experience as a Vtuber at VShojo differed from past jobs with other employers during an April 23, 2024 stream on YouTube. At one point, she said, "I thought for sure that I was not gonna join VShojo. Cause like who, who in their right mind, would hire someone that's like, that willingly admitted the fact that they can be dysfunctional? Right?" She then later said, "All VShojo has ever told me is like, 'We have someone to help.' Like that's always the response." 

The next Michi Mochievee stream will be a Party Animals VShojo collab stream on Twitch at 8pm PT/11pm ET. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:30 AM

dragon ball sparking zero trailer gohan trunks

The newest Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero trailer is here, and Bandai Namco revealed multiple versions of Gohan and Trunks that will be in the game. It also showed off gameplay and revealed other characters like Beerus and Master Roshi.

In total, 10 new Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero characters appeared in the last April 2024 trailer, but four are Gohan and two are Trunks. When people go through the fighter, they could be Kid, Adult, Future, or Future Super Saiyan Gohan. The only two Trunks options that showed up in this latest video are Sword Trunks and Sword Super Saiyan Trunks. The remaining newcomers are Beerus, Master Roshi, Videl, and Whis.

Here's the full Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero trailer. It begins with Piccolo and the kid version of Gohan training together. After that is a segment with Master Roshi, Krillin, and Yamcha. That's followed by Adult Gohan with Videl. Then, there's a Beerus and Whis match. Future Gohan and Sword Trunks' segment comes up after that. 


Bandai Namco's shared new details about the latest Budokai Tenkaichi game fairly regularly. In March 2024, another trailer appeared. That one focused on gameplay, but it also confirmed characters like Dyspo, Kakunsa, Master Roshi Max Power, Super Trunks, Super Saiyan Kale Berserk, and Super Saiyan Broly Full Power. 

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero will come to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:15 AM

Pokemon Center Dragonite and Marill Squishmallow Pre-order Open

The Pokemon Center is now accepting Dragonite and Marill Squishmallow plush pre-orders, following a tease earlier in April 2024. There's no expected release window for either one yet, but they are $29.99 each as usual. 

Both the Dragonite and Marill plush are 12 inches tall. However, that sizing doesn't take into account their decorative accents. For example, Dragonite has wings and a tail on its back that add a little extra width and length to the plush. Meanwhile, the Marill has a spherical tail that sits alongside it and tall ears. Both of them feature the Squishmallows style that obscures most limbs, but you can see arms stitched onto their bellies.

The product pages for both items note they will not be restocked. This applies to the special edition that includes a hang tag and patch on the back that notes these particular Squishmallows were sold only through the Pokemon Center. Like past Pokemon character plush in this series, they should appear in major retailers like Target and Walgreens a few months after their Pokemon Center debut. However, if it follows the past pattern, those will be in different sizes and not feature the back patch and special tag.

Here's how the Dragonite and Marill Pokemon Squishmallow plush look:

As a reminder, past plush in this line included Pikachu, Santa Pikachu, Winking Pikachu, Gengar, Togepi, Snorlax, Clefairy, Teddiursa, and Piplup.

The Dragonite and Marill Pokemon Center Squishmallow pre-orders are now open ahead of their upcoming release. There's no exact release date for either one yet. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:00 AM

prisma illya pop-up shop

A pop-up shop for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Licht - The Nameless Girl will open up in Shinjuku from May 18 to June 2, 2024. The merchandise will all feature the three main characters: Illya, Miyu, and Chloe.

You can find the pop-up shop during the above dates at the Medicos Shop in Shinjuku. The shop is on the sixth floor of the Shinjuku Marui Annex. Here is a list of all the merchandise you can purchase here:

  • A3 animation still copy (cheerleader version): 22,000 JPY (made to order) (~$140)
  • Acrylic diorama (cheerleader version): 4,070 JPY (~$26)
  • Acrylic keyholders: 660 JPY each/3,960 JPY box (~$4/~$25)
  • B2 tapestry: 3,850 JPY (~$24)
  • Big acrylic stand: 1,925 JPY (~$12)
  • Can badges: 495 JPY each/2,970 JPY box (~$3/~$19)
  • Character canvas: 4,950 JPY (~$31)
  • Life-sized poster (cheerleader version): 8,800 JPY (~$56)
  • T-shirt: 2,750 JPY (~$17)

You'll also be able to pay 1210 JPY for the chance to make your personal stamp. This is a service that'll only be available in the physical shop. In total, there are nine different patterns you can choose from, and they're all characters from the movie.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Licht - The Nameless Girl came out in Japanese theaters in August 2021. It is the anime adaptation of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei! manga. Though the movie came out in 2021, there have been new content for it since then. For example, in 2023, Kadokawa released an ASMR voice drama featuring Illya and Miyu.

The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Licht - The Nameless Girl pop-up shop will be available from May 18 to June 2, 2024 in Japan.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:30 AM

pikachu zakka collection header

Kamio Japan has started selling a zakka (miscellaneous merchandise) collection featuring Pikachu from Pokemon. The goods are available in the Pokemon Center stores, as well as stationery shops, character goods shops, and fashion shops. [Thanks, Inside Games!]

On the official website for the Pikachu zakka collection, it states that the release window for the merchandise falls in late April 2024. There is no specific date though. As for the goods, all of the items will feature a simplified version of Pikachu. There are two versions of the Pikachu design. One of them has it looking around, and the other one as it peeking at the viewer.

Here are all the items that are part of Kamio Japan's Pikachu zakka collection:

  • Backpack: 7,480 JPY (~$48)
  • Flat pouch: 2,750 JPY (~$17.50)
  • Miniature tote bag: 3,960 JPY (~$25)
  • Miniature wallet: 3,960 JPY (~$25)
  • Pass case: 2.530 JPY (~$16)
  • Side pouch: 3,960 JPY (~$25)
  • Tote bag: 3,960 JPY (~$25)

These goods follow a recent trend in which Pokemon merchandise seem targeted towards an older audience. Previous goods also focusing on Pikachu include a series of kitchen items, and Nintendo Switch items that featured Pikachu running in a garden. The Pokemon Center also sold household items based on the Netflix series, Pokemon Concierge.

The Pikachu zakka collection from Kamio Japan is available in Japan.

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:00 AM

nier reincarnation art book

An art book for NieR Reincarnation will come out on August 28, 2024 to commemorate the end of the game's service. It will include character visuals and designs, weapon stories, as well as episodes that never made it into the proper game. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]

As mentioned earlier, the art book will contain stills and images from the game, as well as a look behind the scenes as to how the artists designed everyone. It's supposed to serve as a way for fans to remember the game, which ended service on April 29, 2024. The book will cost 4,950 JPY ($31.60) and it'll have 464 pages. You can order it via the Kadokawa Store, Amazon, and Rakuten Books. Amazon does offer international shipping.

NieR Reincarnation first launched in 2021, serving as a sequel to NieR and is part of the Drakengard series. It follows the stories of multiple characters, and your goal is to delve into their past and restore it from outside forces trying to manipulate it The game itself features turn-based combat, as well as an exploration element. It previously collaborated with other Yoko Taro works such as NieR Automata, as well as other games like Persona 5 Royal.

NieR Reincarnation was available on mobile devices, but it ended service on April 29, 2024. The NieR Reincarnation art book will come out on August 28, 2024. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:30 AM

hunter x hunter nen impact genthru

Ahead of any actual marketing for him, Justin Wong's latest video for Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact showed that Genthru will be one of the playable characters in the game. Like in the original series, Genthru will fight using his bombs.

You can watch the video here:


The focus of the video is in the title. It mostly shows one of the developers of Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact giving Wong the business. However, we can see in some of the matches that both players are using Genthru on top of the roster we already saw in the demo build. Granted, in the video itself, we don't really see Genthru that often. Both players seem to prefer using characters like Leorio, Hisoka, and Netero.

In Hunter x Hunter, Genthru was one of the major antagonists of the Greed Island arc. Though he starts out as a nice and friendly person, he eventually reveals his more treacherous and murderous side. For years, he was secretly killing players in order to emerge as the victor and win Battera's prize.

Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact is a 3v3 2D fighting game in which you control various characters from the titular anime and manga series. Bushiroad had already announced that a demo build of the game will be at EVO Japan 2024 and KSG2024. Based on the previous announcement though, the demo will only have six characters available to play. You might not be able to play as Genthru.

Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact will come out on the PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:47 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:21 PM
     Difference between Ox and Horse in Manor LordsManor Lords has some complicated systems that take a while to get used to. An Ox and Horse is very similar in Manor Lords, which is why you need this guide to learn the difference between the two. Difference between Ox and Horse in Manor Lords Oxes and horses both serve an important function in Manor Lords. An Ox speeds up specific resource production, while horses increase your trader's travel speed. Both are very important for the city's overall production and I highly recommend you not overlook either. How to use an Ox in Manor Lords The main way to use an Ox in Manor Lords is for transportation of resources between buildings in your city. The good news is that you can "hard-assign" an Ox to a building to make sure that a family always have one available. Below are the following buildings you can hard-assign an Ox to in Manor Lords. Logging Camp Sawpit Farmhouse Having an Ox available can make your experience with...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:10 PM
     How to defeat Atraks-1 in Destiny 2 PantheonAtraks-1 is a brutal boss from the Deep Stone Crypt Raid. This opponent forces you to split up and rely on your teammates. If you're overwhelmed, here's how to defeat Atraks-1 in Destiny 2 Pantheon. Best weapons to bring to the Atraks-1 encounter The Lament – Screenshot: PC Invasion The DPS phases in this encounter are pretty short, so I recommend you bring a heavy weapon capable of quickly dealing a lot of damage. Rocket Launchers like the Gjallarhorn, Dragon's Breath, or Apex Predator are decent options. The Lament Sword, in particular, is a favorite for the Raid version of the encounter and is just as effective in Pantheon. Atraks-1 encounter: Complete Guide First, familiarize yourself with the arena. There are four elevators at the back of the room that will take you to the Space Level above. You'll find several airlocks on the Space Level's sides, which will be important later on. An Augment Terminal can b...

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     How To Play With Friends In Gray Zone Warfare Multiplayer Matchmaking Explained FeaturePlaying with friends in an extraction shooter should be easy right? It seems simple enough in Escape from Tarkov, but for Gray Zone Warfare it's a real headscratcher like the Anti-Cheat error. This guide will break down how to play with friends in Gray Zone Warfare and explain how the multiplayer matchmaking works. Hopefully, you'll find your answer below.  Gray Zone Warfare: How to play with friends – Matchmaking multiplayer explained If you get past the many errors causing problems in the game, you may have another puzzle to deal with: playing with friends. You can play technically with friends, but you can't send them an invite currently. To play with friends you have to be in the same faction as them or vice versa. This seems to be the only way to play with your friends. However, there is an issue with this method. If you join a faction, you can't leave it until the next game's wipe which removes everything and puts everyone at zero. This ...

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     How To Defeat Zo'aurc In Destiny 2 Pantheon Featured ImageThe brand-new Pantheon mode in Destiny 2 is all about reliving your greatest raiding triumphs. Over the course of four weeks, Guardians will have the chance to earn previously expansion-locked exotics for free, as well as a bunch of other raid weapons. For the first week of bosses, we're gonna go back to our nightmares and figure out how to defeat Zo'aurc in Destiny 2 Pantheon. Destiny 2 — How to defeat Zo'aurc in Pantheon Zo'aurc is the third encounter boss from the Root of Nightmares raid from the Lightfall expansion. The encounter's called Macrocosm, and you'll need to make sure you have your planets memorized in order to clear this boss. This fight is split up into three distinct parts: the outside planets, inside planets, and damage phase. We're going to go through all of these phases and give you the best chance at defeating Zo'aurc as quickly as possible. Starting with the very first part of the fight, the outside planet...

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     Yesterday, Housemarque teased some sort of Returnal announcement for the game's third anniversary. It successfully got people excited for a sequel or maybe an expansion.

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     Xbox has announced that this year's Xbox Games Showcase will take place on June 9, and will be followed up by a Direct focusing on a mystery game which will most likely be Call of Duty.

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     A few days ago Chinese company Mobapad, which develops accessories for the Switch, posted an article discussing details about the Switch 2, the upcoming console that is yet to be officially announced. Now, they have provided further details regarding how they came by the information.

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     Rumours of Hi-Ri Rush being released on the Nintendo Switch were swirling around long before Microsoft ever announced that it would be launching on PlayStation. Now, we've gotten a semi-official confirmation that Hi-Fi Rush is indeed coming to Nintendo's console.

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     Xbox will livestream an Xbox Games Showcase this summer. Similar to last year's Starfield Direct,…

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     Square Enix, the company behind last year's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/final-fantasy-xvi/victory-in-the-land-of-gods-and-monsters">Final Fantasy XVI</a> and this year's Final…

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     Housemarque is celebrating the three-year anniversary of its hit shooter roguelike <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/product/returnal">Returnal</a> by teaming…

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     Starfield's first expansion, Shattered Space, is set to arrive this fall, according to director Todd…