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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:23 PM
     FF14 Dawntrail release date window, trailers, story, and more

When is the FF14 Dawntrail release date? FF14 7.0 will be the fifth major expansion for Final Fantasy 14 since its relaunch as A Realm Reborn. The critically acclaimed MMORPG delivers one of the most richly designed worlds to explore, telling finely crafted, character-led stories that can bring you to joy or devastation. While it's great with friends or other players online, FF14 can be played entirely solo as well, letting you enjoy it however you like.

FFXIV Dawntrail is the upcoming expansion for this hugely successful MMORPG. Unlike most of the other entries in Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, which are predominantly single-player RPG gamesFF14 is an online multiplayer world frequented by millions of players, and has been growing ever since its launch in 2013. Here's a first look at Dawntrail, including everything we know about the setting and story, as well as the new jobs, graphics update, and the FF14 Dawntrail release date.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best MMOs, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:24 PM
     The FF14 Pictomancer is the second new Dawntrail job and it's gorgeous

The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest in Tokyo has given us our first look at the Pictomancer, the second of the two new Dawntrail jobs arriving with the next FF14 expansion in summer 2024. Game director Naoki Yoshida, best known as 'Yoshi-P,' took to the stage to open the event with plenty more exciting Dawntrail details, including the reveal of the second job and a tease of female Hrothgar and a new Beastmaster limited job, and we've got them all here for you.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best MMOs, FFXIV Island Sanctuary guide, FFXIV Island Sanctuary animals list

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:54 PM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links January 2024

January 7, 2024: We've added two new Monopoly Go dice links to our list.

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

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

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

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:50 PM
     Grab 2023's best city builder and much more cheap in this big PC sale

Missed the Steam Winter Sale and its GOG counterpart? Or simply yet to quench your insatiable lust for great PC games at discount prices? In that case, I bring good news - a new PC gaming sale is a great chance to get plenty of fantastic games and snag some big savings along the way. Among the discounts up for grabs is an underrated RPG that's finally getting a sequel in 2024, the return of a beloved adventure game series, and some games to fill the gap in your heart once you've finished our 2023 Game of the Year, Baldur's Gate 3.


Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:43 PM
    

Arthur 'Mr. Podunkian' Lee, one-time contributor to the megalithic Stardew Valley, is now working on a life sim of his own. It's currently unnamed, but it's set in a city, it's got bikes, and it's got a tentative intention to release in 2024.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:06 PM
    

Portal: Revolution is an eight hour fan-made Portal 2 prequel, with 40 new test chambers, voiced characters and new puzzle mechanics. It looks seriously impressive and it's out now, with a trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 4:24 PM
    

Persona is one of the most stylish video game series around, which means it's a pleasure just to watch the games in action whether in one of its lushly animated cutscenes or during its in-game combat and dialogue. Persona 3 was no exception and its imminent remake Persona 3 Reload seems only to be pushing it into the modern era.

As proof, Atlus have released the opening movie for Reload - that is, the two-minute intro sequence that'll play at the start of the game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 4:01 PM
    

Reigns is a kingdom management game which boils narrative choice down to its simplest form, by presenting the player with a long series of binary choices they swipe left or right on. From that basic interaction, it spins enjoyable yarns with some strategic underpinnings.

It's had several followups and spin-offs since, and it's about to get another. Reigns: Three Kingdoms, which lets you swipe your way through anccient China, will launch on January 11th.

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Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:43 PM
    

FFXIV Dawntrail 7.0 Echoes of Vana'diel

At FFXIV Tokyo Fan Fest 2024, Square Enix released a ton of new details and recapped things we need to know about the upcoming Dawntrail expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. There is quite a lot of new content and changes coming in Patch 7.0, which fans can look forward to in Summer 2024.

The Dawntrail expansion will take players to the new region of Tural. It includes two main cities for players to explore: the Central and South American-inspired Tuliyollal and the futuristic-looking Solution Nine. There are also many new dungeons coming in FFXIV Patch 7.0 that will feature some of these areas.

FFXIV Patch 7.0 Dawntrail Cosmic Exploration
Image via Square Enix

There are two new job classes for players to check out, alongside the max level cap's rise from 90 to 100. The first is the Disciple of War job Viper. This melee DPS class shares gear with the Ninja. The second is the Disciple of Magic Pictomancer. It shares gear with other ranged DPS magic classes like the Red Mage and Summoner. A limited job called Beastmaster is also on the way, though it won't appear at launch.

Here are some of the other major features, changes, and additions in the upcoming Patch 7.0:

  • New actions for all jobs
  • New characters
  • Updates to existing jobs
  • New FATEs, Treasure Hunts, and side quests
  • Krile will join as a Duty Support NPC for dungeons and the like
  • Graphical update (which will include visual improvements for all gear)
  • New Cosmic Exploration lifestyle content that will take players to multiple planets alongside the Loporrits
  • New Alliance Raid series in collaboration with Final Fantasy XI
  • Futuristic 8-player raid known as The Arcadion
  • Updates for various content including Blue Mage, Hildibrand, Gold Saucer, PvP, and more (coming across the 7.X series of patches)
  • New Futures Rewritten ultimate raid related to Eden (coming in 7.1)
  • New Field Operations content in the vein of Eureka (7.X)
  • Beastmaster limited job class in the form of Blue Mage (latter half of 7.X)

Final Fantasy XIV is available now for the PS4, PS5, and PC. FFXIV Dawntrail will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in Summer 2024 and bring the game up to 7.0.

The post FFXIV Dawntrail Patch 7.0 Details Revealed at Fan Fest 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:37 PM
    

Beastmaster Is the Next FFXIV Limited Job

During the FFXIV Fan Festival 2024 keynote, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed the new limited job will Beastmaster. It will be added to the game in "the latter part of 7.X." 

At the moment, only the name for the role appeared. Yoshida noted when discussing the Beastmaster that the team is looking into a "collection" feature for it. Yoshida also said, "As a limited job, we are proceeding with plans to allow you to play solo or in parties with other limited jobs." He also noted art and more details about it will appear eventually. 

When implemented following the Dawntrail 7.0 patches, the Beastmaster will become the second limited job in FFXIV. At the moment, the Blue Mage is the only one available. As it is limited, there are certain duties that aren't available and solo ones aren't available. That job features a mechanic that involves learning spells by watching different enemies use them when fighting and defeating them. 

As a reminder, there will be two full jobs appearing in FFXIV Dawntrail as well. One is the Viper, which appeared at the 2023 Fan Fest London. The other is the Pictomancer, which debuted at Fan Fest 2024 Tokyo.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. It is also headed to the Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is in development for a Summer 2024 release.

The post Beastmaster Is the Next FFXIV Limited Job appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:23 PM
    

Watch FFXIV Dawntrail Solution Nine and Tuliyollal Cities and Dungeons Trailers

As part of the Final Fantasy XIV 2024 Fan Fest Tokyo keynote, new videos for the FFXIV Dawntrail cities Solution Nine and Tuliyollal and dungeons appeared. These showcase a number of locations players will get to explore.

First, here's a video looking at the new some of the new Tuliyollal locations in Dawntrail. This offers a look at the city and some surrounding areas, as well as field areas people will get to explore. Interiors and exteriors of some locations are shown. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlPq3THHoIo&ab_channel=FINALFANTASYXIV

Next, here's the second of the confirmed cities in Tural that we'll visit in FFXIV Dawntrail: Solution Nine. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida noted this is a place people will live and not a dungeon. He also noted that art shown in the keynote had spoiler elements removed, and that a "different civilization" created it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riOrSqKzqgM&ab_channel=FINALFANTASYXIV

Finally, there's a trailer looking at some of the FFXIV Dawntrail dungeons. Names weren't shown, and Yoshida noted there were no spoilers shown in them. However, it does offer an idea of places where players will fight. This video also includes a "draft" of the dungeon music from Composer Masayoshi Soken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCU9pRrfOQ&ab_channel=FINALFANTASYXIV

This information follows a new trailer for the FFXIV Pictomancer job joining the roster in Dawntrail.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. It is also headed to the Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is in development for a Summer 2024 release.

The post Watch FFXIV Dawntrail Solution Nine and Tuliyollal Cities and Dungeons Trailers  appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:55 PM
    

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 Part 1 Growing Light release date trailer FFXIV

Square Enix announced the upcoming FFXIV Patch 6.55 Part 2 release date. It is set for January 16, 2024, and the patch brings with it the grand finale to the post-Endwalker storyline and pave the way for the upcoming Dawntrail expansion.

The release date was revealed during the Fan Fest Tokyo 2024 keynote. The impending release date is quite soon and will offer players the final set of main scenario quests for the Endwalker expansion. It will conclude the story and introduce characters and elements from the upcoming expansion of Dawntrail.

https://twitter.com/ff_xiv_en/status/1743810339127656523?s=61&t=9YBio6l0V75AlnyR8nX7jQ

The release date arrives on that day due to the development team taking about a week off after the end of Fan Fest. A 24-hour maintenance patch is planned before the release of Patch 6.55. Players should expect to be unable to access the game around January 15, 2024. Patch 6.55 will not only see the MSQ, but also an overhauling of the Japanese data centers.

We also already know some of the new content coming in Dawntrail, thanks to this keynote. The Pictomancer will be a new job, and the female Hrothgar appeared.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail releases for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in Summer 2024. FFXIV Patch 6.55 Main Scenario Part 2 will release on January 16, 2024.

The post FFXIV Patch 6.55 Main Scenario Part 2 Release Date Falls in January appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:34 PM
    

FFXIV Dawntrail Pictomancer

The Final Fantasy XIV Tokyo Fan Fest 2024 revealed the latest Disciple of Magic FFXIV Dawntrail job known as the Pictomancer. The Pictomancer will join the likes of Black Mage, Red Mage, and Summoner as the new ranged magical DPS class. The job class originated in Final Fantasy VI and takes some inspiration from that entry, while offering new features.

The Pictomancer wields a brush and easel with which they create magical images to use spells in battle. It has a broad approach, allowing the Pictomancer to draw creatures, weapons, and landscapes to deal damage to foes. A short gameplay trailer also released during the 2024 FFXIV Tokyo Fan Fest, showing off some of the Pictomancer's abilities and attacks in action.

The spells appear to have a unique and colorful aesthetic to them with the dedicated visual effects. The background for the Pictomancer involves using Aether on their brush to turn their imaginations into reality. Pictomancer has access to both traditional casting abilities and instant ones. While not a total support job, it offers some supportive abilities to make it less directly DPS-focused than other jobs like Black Mage.

Here's the FFXIV Dawntrail Pictomancer:

https://youtu.be/v5gEiLp9aeo?si=tZM-Whm4qV_kMiYw

There is no required class for the job, so players have the option to start with Pictomancer right off the bat as long as they own the expansion and have reached level 80 with another job. The starting level for Pictomancer is level 80 and players will be able to unlock it in Gridania.

Interestingly enough, German fans may remember the original Pictomancer as being called the Duplikant. It will not retain this name from FFVI, but instead feature the title Piktomant, similar to the other regions and languages. This change comes because of how the Pictomancer works this time. It doesn't duplicate in the way the original version did.

The new Pictomancer job class in the Dawntrail expansion debuts alongside the latest Disciple of War melee DPS class, Viper. Both job classes will release at the launch of the new expansion sometime in Summer 2024.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in Summer 2024.

The post FFXIV Dawntrail Sees the Launch of New Magic Job Pictomancer appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:29 PM
    

Here's How a Final Fantasy XIV Female Hrothgar Looks

During the keynote for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2024 Tokyo, an updated Dawntrail trailer showed the female Hrothgar. A new ally for the Warrior of Light is a member of this race from Yok Tural.

The new character's name, who appears as an example of how a female Hrothgar will appear in Final Fantasy XIV, didn't get a name in the new trailer. She does speak in it, however. She says, "At least, we come to the land you call the new world. My home: Tural." Later in the keynote, Yoshida said her name is Wuclomat, she's the daughter of the current ruler of Tural, and she's the one who requested the Scions' help.

Here are some screenshots of her in the trailer.

Back in 2019, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida explained how things like the cost of development and other elements resulted in only female Viera and male Hrothgar. However, in 2021 he announced that male Viera and female Hrothgar would be headed to the game and suggested both would appear in Endwalker, with the new Viera gender showing up first. In a 2022 update, Yoshida noted that development on the female Hrothgar was progressing, but it would take more time for them to appear. Now it is confirmed that we'll start seeing them in Dawntrail.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. It is also headed to the Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is in development for a Summer 2024 release.

The post Here's How a Final Fantasy XIV Female Hrothgar Looks appeared first on Siliconera.


WGB Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:01 PM
     Rumours have begun swirling that Xbox-exclusive Hi-Fi Rush might be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Is there any truth to them?

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:50 PM
    

World of Demons first launched on April 2, 2021 for the Apple Arcade.

The post World of Demons Will Be Delisted From The Apple Arcade This Month appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.


Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 6, 2024 4:34 PM

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iDev Games Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:26 PM
     Crazy Balls is a new and unique casual game. Try not to lose your temperSoar in the sky and survive the dash of balls that are different in color from you ...

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Kotaku Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:30 AM
    

If you're stuck on a tricky boss fight or a challenging puzzle, or just want to make the most of your time with a new release, we've got you covered. Here are some of the tips we found most helpful this week.

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Kotaku Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:15 AM
    

Think the first week of January is a slow one for news? Think again. A 13-year-old Tetris phenom has boldly gone where no one has gone before, beating the NES version of the classic puzzler by reaching a "kill screen" on level 157. Steam announced the occasionally baffling results of its annual players' choice awards,…

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 2:02 PM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes January 2024

January 6, 2024: We added new Anime Champions Simulator codes to our list.

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.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 12:16 PM
     Steam horror game where you call out for your dog Roy is coming soon

Rotten Flesh is an upcoming horror game that takes the genre to the next level; this time, they've got your dog Roy. After going viral late last year because the game requires you to call out for your dog in-game using a microphone, the low-poly cosmic horror experience finally has a release date on Steam, and it's soon.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Free PC games, Best VR horror games

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 12:07 PM
     Diablo 3 Season 30 makes its best features permanent, and even better

Diablo 3 Season 30 is about to arrive, as Blizzard moves into its planned period of rotating through old seasonal themes following the launch of Diablo 4. While it's no longer a focus for the World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2 developer, Blizzard has sent the demonic, loot-grinding ARPG into retirement with some very welcome changes, including making two of the best seasonal features permanent additions.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 3 builds, Diablo 3 Necromancer skills, Best games like Diablo

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:58 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 now has a sniper rifle, rocket launcher, and big spoon

As I write this, Baldur's Gate 3 modder 'Palmaman33' adds a high-powered sniper rifle to Larian's RPG, and since I reported on them adding pistols to the Sword Coast, they've been really busy. Now there are even more real-world weapons available in BG3, and one of them is even a giant spoon. Yes, I'm serious.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:50 AM
     Factorio adds new feature that was considered

A Factorio update has introduced a new feature that was previously considered to be "too hardcore to be included" by its developer. Lead designer Michal 'kovarex' Kovaƙík says he has spent years contemplating the idea, but finally decided to give it a go after learning not to underestimate the players of the beloved base building and resource management sim.


PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:48 AM
     Beloved indie dev

Strange Scaffold founder Xalavier Nelson Jr. says the studio and publisher's first game, An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, "couldn't be made today" thanks to how generative AI has taken over the internet and complicated the process of using stock images in media projects.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best indie games, Best open-world games, Best free Steam games

PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 1:59 PM
     Steam's top-rated game sees free prequel delayed as Valve reviews it

Saturday, January 6 Portal 2 Revolution is now available as a free download for Portal 2 as a mod.

Portal 2, the top-rated game on Steam since launch in 2011, has seen its fan-made eight-hour prequel campaign delayed as Valve is still reviewing and accepting the mod. Portal 2 Revolution has the potential to be one of the best community mods ever made, but it looks like we're going to be waiting just a touch longer to play it.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best old games, Best FPS games, Best co-op games

Twinfinite Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:00 AM
    
PlayStation fans are gonna have their hands full again this year!

Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 3:00 PM
    

NieR Automata 2B

The Xbox One may have paved the way for the Xbox Series X and S, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have some excellent Japanese role-playing games of its own to play. These are some of the best Xbox One JRPGs we recommend to all owners, depending on what you're looking for.

Nier Automata The End of Yorha Edition
Image via Square Enix

Best Xbox One Action-RPG JRPG: NieR Automata

While many will think of turn-based games when they consider JRPGs, there are action ones as well. NieR Automata (and its predecessor) have some of the best action hack-and-slash gameplay on the Xbox One. PlatinumGames did a stellar job blending together fast-paced boss battles with a gripping story.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
Image via Square Enix

Best Remastered JRPG on the Xbox One: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Xbox One has plenty of remasters and remakes, but one of the best JRPGs in that category is Final Fantasy XII. This is one of my favorite games in the series and this remaster brings all of the content with solid graphical upgrades, plus neat quality-of-life features like speeding up gameplay.

Persona 5 Royal
Image via Atlus

Best Bang for Your Buck: Persona 5 Royal

If you want a game that will last you and certainly let you get your money's worth, it's hard to beat Persona 5 Royal. This is one of the best JRPGs on the entire platform, if not the actual best for many owners, and its main story will take most people at least 100 hours to beat. The Phantom Thieves give more than they take in this case.

Chained Echoes gameplay
Image via Matthias Linda

Best JRPG-Inspired Indie Game on the Xbox One: Chained Echoes

This indie title may not be a JRPG but it certainly takes elements of games like Chrono Trigger and Xenosaga. It has a fantastic story with some solid characters and it takes quite a long time to go through. It was one of my favorite games in 2022 and it's pretty cheap compared to some of the bigger budget games here.

Dragon Quest XI
Image via Square Enix

Best Xbox One JRPG for Turn-Based Fans: Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age

Those JRPG fans who want a pure turn-based experience should look no further. Dragon Quest XI is arguably the best in the ground-breaking series that pretty much kicked off the entire genre in the first place. It has gorgeous, colorful graphics and a jam-packed adventure with numerous memorable party members you can use in the simple but engaging combat.

The post Xbox One JRPGs That Shouldn't Be Overlooked appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 1:30 PM
    

honkai star rail crepes

Marion Crepes announced an upcoming collaboration with Honkai: Star Rail. For a limited time, you'll be able to order crepes that were designed with Ruan Mei and Dr Ratio in mind.

The Honkai: Star Rail crepes will be available from January 12 to 28, 2024. Some stores will also feature life-sized standees of Ruan Mei, Dr Ratio, or both. You can find the full list of locations via Marion Crepes's website. As for stores with standees, they'll be in some stores in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Kyoto.

The Ruan Mei crepe will have peach-flavored red bean jelly, yellow peach slices, chocolate sticks, strawberry sauce, sugar, and a monaka. As for the Dr Ratio one, it'll have blueberries, bananas, white cream cookies, pie crust, colorful sugar, blueberry sauce, and a monaka. Monaka is a traditional Japanese dessert that's two wafers with red bean paste in the middle. Both crepes will cost 950 JPY. You'll be able to get a random Honkai: Star Rail sticker with your purchase too.

Marion Crepes will also offer a set of six chocolate-filled marshmallows for 880 JPY per box. You'll be able to get ones that have Pom-Pom on it, or the various Rare Creations from the Critter Pick event. The Critter Pick event is still on-going and you can check out how to unlock all the Rare Creations here.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Honkai: Star Rail collaboration at Marion Crepes will run from January 12 to 28, 2024.

The post Honkai: Star Rail Crepes Star Ruan Mei, Dr Ratio appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 11:00 AM
    

Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile Voice Drama First Episode Released

The first episode of the Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile voice drama is now available on the Square Enix official Japanese YouTube channel. The voice drama will be 12 episodes long, and the first episode is titled "Top Secret Special Mission."

Each episode will be released weekly on Fridays starting from January 5, 2024, and will be available for a limited time. The first episode is approximately 30 minutes and 14 seconds long, and it features various background illustrations, simple in-game backgrounds, as well as character portraits and visual novel style text boxes to aid while listening.

You can check out the first episode of the Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile voice drama below. The episode is available in Japanese only.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=japjIwUwEzA

Square Enix announced in December 2023 that service for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile will end on March 29, 2024. Since the original story created for the game wouldn't be able to be completed before the game finished service, the team announced that the story would be converted to a voice drama series. The game originally launched on August 4, 2022 for mobile devices.

Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile is available on Android and iOS mobile devices in Japan until March 29, 2024, when service will end.

The post Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile Voice Drama First Episode Released appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:30 AM
    

I Cinnamoroll pop-up store

From January 11, 2024 to February 12, 2024, Sanrio will open up a pop-up store featuring I Cinnamoroll. You'll be able to shop there in Tokyo's Hello Kitty Japan DiverCity Tokyo Plaza store and Osaka's Sanrio Gift Gate Namba Ebisubashi store.

The name of the story is "Nice Meeting You, I Cinnamoroll," which will help introduce fans to I Cinnamoroll. I Cinnamoroll is a newer brand that focuses on an alternate version of Cinnamoroll where he never met Anna and never became the face of Cafe Cinnamon. Much like Aggretsuko, I Cinnamoroll is an older character and he promotes self-love. He leads a very leisurely life where he does what makes himself happy instead of following trends or listening to people on social media.

There is a wide selection of goods that you can purchase from the I Cinnamoroll pop-up store. Here is a list of some examples:

  • Apron: 3960 JPY
  • Clear folder: 330 JPY
  • Digital photo frame: 7480 JPY
  • Doll: 2970 JPY
  • Lithium polymer charger: 4708 JPY
  • Pot coaster: 1980 JPY
  • Stainless mug with lid: 3190 JPY
  • Tote bag: 3300 JPY
  • T-shirt: 3960 JPY

While supplies last, you'll be able to get a sticker of I Cinnamoroll with every purchase. These stickers are fairly small, at 5 cm x 5 cm. They depict I Cinnamoroll going about his daily life.

The I Cinnamoroll pop-up store will open up for a limited time in Tokyo and Osaka.

The post Sanrio to Open I Cinnamoroll Pop-Up Store appeared first on Siliconera.


PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 6, 2024 1:00 PM
     Race To The Top Monopoly Go (1)With the Monopoly Origins album in full swing in Monopoly GO, the Race to the Top tournament has made a come back, following on from the Chest Quest tournament. The Race to the Top tournament in Monopoly GO started at 1 PM ET on January 6, 2024. All Milestone Rewards for the Race to the Top Tournament in Monopoly GO Here are all the milestone rewards for the Race to the Top tournament in Monopoly GO. These will be earned as you hit each milestone through earning points in the event. Note that cash values can't be given, as they'll differ from player to player. But you should be used to that by now. These milestone rewards are very typical, which is to be expected as we're still very early in this new season. However, they'll still make for great rewards to start the new one, so try to get an early start by winning some good Sticker Packs. MilestonesPoints RequiredRewards15540 Free Rolls240Green Sticker Pack39070 Free Roll...

Gamer Empire Saturday, January 6, 2024 11:43 AM
     Deleting your characters on Destiny 2 is pretty simple, though there are some risks that you should know about before permanently getting rid of any of your characters. We will go over these risks as well as the process of deleting your characters in this quick guide. Recommended Read: Best Void Weapons to Use in […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, January 6, 2024 11:11 AM
     Void weapons are among some of the best in Destiny 2, with plenty of archetypes containing great Void element variants. If you need a Void weapon to flesh out your Loadout, this list is for you. Recommended Read: Where to Use Strange Key in Destiny 2 The Best Void weapons in Destiny 2 are Retrofit […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 6, 2024 3:49 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 6, 2024 12:25 PM
    

What do I want from Nintendo in 2024?

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Kotaku Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:15 AM
    

Think the first week of January is a slow one for news? Think again. A 13-year-old Tetris phenom has boldly gone where no one has gone before, beating the NES version of the classic puzzler by reaching a "kill screen" on level 157. Steam announced the occasionally baffling results of its annual players' choice awards,…

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:48 AM
     Beloved indie dev

Strange Scaffold founder Xalavier Nelson Jr. says the studio and publisher's first game, An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, "couldn't be made today" thanks to how generative AI has taken over the internet and complicated the process of using stock images in media projects.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 8:01 AM
     Dark and Darker update adds bigger maps, nerfs Rogues, and buffs Bards

A new Dark and Darker update is here, with the hardcore dungeon-crawling RPG seeing a range of balance changes from developer Ironmace as two maps enter the rotation. The new Goblin Caves is here, and is joined by a reworked Ruins map, both of which should see some longer adventures. There are also some potentially big updates to armor, which should see higher-grade items offer better rewards at each tier.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:14 AM
     Fallout New Vegas mod makes decade old map more like the real Mojave

I wouldn't be unique in saying that Fallout New Vegas is one of the best RPGs ever made, but after over a decade of wandering the Mojave Wasteland, the 18-month development time starts to show in the often barren and drab landscapes. That's not to say Obsidian didn't make one of the most interesting game worlds around, but this new mod revamps the Mojave, taking key inspiration from the Stalker and Metro games while it does so.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 6:30 AM
     New League of Legends champion Smolder is changed before he's even out

New League of Legends champion Smolder is definitely adorable, but concerns about the youthful dragon's design have made their way to LoL developer Riot Games, and the team has heard your feedback loud and clear. Lead champion producer Lexi 'Lexical' Gao has taken to social media to share the more draconic makeover for the upcoming League champion, which helps to "highlight his dragon features."

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:45 AM
     Steam's top-rated game sees free prequel delayed as Valve reviews it

Portal 2, the top-rated game on Steam since launch in 2011, has seen its fan-made eight-hour prequel campaign delayed as Valve is still reviewing and accepting the mod. Portal 2 Revolution has the potential to be one of the best community mods ever made, but it looks like we're going to be waiting just a touch longer to play it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 4:00 AM
    

All aboard 2024, my dudes! Let me tell you, I have started off the new year anxious as heck, and despite insisting I wouldn't watch the Hootenanny (never the Hootenanny) I once again watched the Hootenanny. Jools loves his boogie woogie. I can't say for sure the two things - the angs and the boogie woogie - are related, but I wouldn't rule it out. You know what definitely soothes anxiety? Staring at a screen for hours and hours and not going outside or regulating your breathing! Here's what we're playing this weekend.

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Siliconera Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:00 AM
    

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood Is a Great Way to End (or Start) a Year 3

I didn't play The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood at launch. It was a matter of too many games, too little time, and I figured I'd eventually get into it. (I'm sure there's some sort of misconception that because I do what I do for a living, I get tons of free games and somehow have the time to play them all, but alas it isn't true.) I added it to my eShop wishlist, figured I'd get it eventually, and moved along. A week off from work for the holidays and 20% discount meant I eventually caved, and in so doing discovered it is the perfect game to play at the very end of an old year or beginning of a new one.

For those who missed Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital's adventure when it debuted back in August 2023, it is a game about endings and beginnings. Fortuna is a witch sentenced to 1,000 years in exile. She's an oracle, and one of her tarot card readings said the coven she belongs to would end. 200 years into it, she performs forbidden magic to summon a Behemoth to find a way out. This is the impetus for change, bringing an end to many things and new beginnings for Fortuna, other witches she knows, and the coven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqsNOtE8TGk&ab_channel=DevolverDigital

The beauty of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is how it is telling Fortuna's life story as you play, while also looking into what lies ahead for the witch. As such, this cycle of beginnings and endings, as well as investigations into possible futures, feels especially appropriate to play when a real year is just coming to an end or about to begin. I started the adventure a few days after Christmas. It made hearing about Fortuna's ascending into witchhood and preparing to bust out of exile feel even more poignant. After all, with things that happened because of COVID and other outside factors, life could feel like it was stagnating for practically everyone. We're in a phase of recovery, just as Fortuna is, and building ourselves back up.

I purposely waited to get into the second half of the game, which deals heavily with what's next for Fortuna, the people she is closest to, and her coven, for New Year's Day. Now that I did, it felt like an even more appropriate time. Starting out 2024 by taking such action, even in a virtual life, was empowering. Especially since the decisions I made and ending meant that I got to see the results of my choices far more quickly than, say, deciding on December 22, 2023 to exercise more every day with games like Beat Saber, The Thrill of the Fight, and Knockout Home Fitness.

Image via Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital

It's really all due to Deconstructeam's execution and writing. Fortuna is a protagonist that is easy to identify with, in part because there is the element of self-insertion and personalization that comes from making her choices and building her deck of fortune-telling cards. Her struggles become our struggles. Her successes and opportunities to do something new, find freedom, and become better become our own. We're getting these immediate senses of achievement and closure based on what we're getting to do.

Of course, the nature and quality of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood means it is a great game to play at any time. The messages here are really strong and are great at resonating with people. Also, the fact that choices matter and you get to make so many makes replaying an appealing prospect. But after playing it when I did, I can't help but feel that it is especially good when a major change is approaching or ending in someone's life, making it a lovely pick to end or kick off a year.

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC. 

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:50 AM
     Monopoly Go Man PosingIn Monopoly GO, many smaller events hit the game to provide players with brief but great boosts to their money making. These change from day to day, so check here daily so you don't miss out on your favorite events. All events on 5 January in Monopoly GO Here is a full list of all the events you can expect to see today, and what time they're starting. I have presented all times in UTC, Universal Time Coordinated. Big events happening today Today, we'll be seeing the end of the Chest Quest Challenge tournament (6pm UCT) and the start of the Race to the Top tournament, presumably with the same rewards as we are still early into this season. The milestone event, Monopoly Origins, is still going strong, with 2 days left to get as far as you can. Image: Scopely Small events happening today Today, we've got 6 brief events to look forward to, so make sure to play on-time if there's one you particula...

iDev Games Feed Saturday, January 6, 2024 4:32 AM
     BREAKOUT GAME is a CLASSIC game with brakout game concept.it was easy to play . Witch the player must move the bar on left and right side to destroy all the sq...

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, January 6, 2024 6:51 AM
     What's up folks? Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Dreams Keeper Solitaire. Read on for their offering. Dreams Keeper Solitaire is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Dreams Keeper Solitaire Rescue children from nightmares! Classic Solitaire set in the dream dimension! Choose the abilities that suit you, ...