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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:17 PM

From now through January 31, players will be able to experience the Street Fighter 6 - SPY x FAMILY CODE: White Collaboration.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:56 AM

Players will be able to ring in the new year with a number of Naturalist Bonuses in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online.

The post Naturalist Bonuses Available in Red Dead Online appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:37 AM

Empyrion – Galactic Survival will introduce terrifying new threats and an updated user experience with its first expansion, Dark Faction, on February 6.

The post Empyrion Galactic Survival Dark Faction Coming February 6 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:04 AM

Catch up on the lineage of the TEKKEN series with Brian Cox (Succession, Braveheart) in the latest trailer for Arika and Bandai Namco's TEKKEN 8.

The post TEKKEN 8 "Story so Far" with Brian Cox Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:14 AM

The world of Capcom's Monster Hunter is coming to the world of Plarium's RAID: Shadow Legends as part of a collaboration event starting today.

The post Monster Hunter RAID: Shadow Legends Collaboration Starting Today appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:45 PM

As announced on January 9, another Star Wars film is on the way, one based on The Mandalorian's dynamic duo: Din "the Mandalorian" Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu, who is not baby Yoda. Titled The Mandalorian And Grogu, it will be directed by Jon Favreau, who helped create the popular Disney+ series upon which it's…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:15 PM

I ended 2023 playing Fortnite. And I've just kept going. We are nearly 10 days into 2024 and I've only played one game so far: Fortnite. I almost played some Destiny 2 at one point, but the servers were borked. I then almost played something on my phone, but it needed an update. I tried another game, but while I was…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:30 PM

Capcom's return to its 2005 third-person shooter horror classic, Resident Evil 4, sure managed to impress when it debuted last year. The remake was nominated for multiple awards at the Game Awards, winner of the Golden Joystick's Game of the Year, and it snagged a spot on Kotaku's best of 2023 list. But if you missed…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:00 PM

The first hands-on previews of WB and Rocksteady's upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League are live now across multiple outlets. And while some folks enjoyed playing the co-op shooter more than others, the general vibe I got after reading all of these previews is not great. The consensus is that Rocksteady's Su…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:45 PM


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:30 PM

Tekken 8, the latest entry in the decade-spanning 3D fighting game series, hits PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S on January 26. Ahead of the launch, Bandai Namco Entertainment has dropped a story breakdown to get everyone up to speed on the game's rather convoluted lore Best of all, it's presented by none other…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:10 PM

The first season of The Last of Us, the undeniable smash-hit HBO series based on the video game of the same name, is over. And though the discourse about the controversial ending rages on, people are looking ahead to season two, which will introduce one of the most infamous characters in the series: Abby Anderson and…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:02 PM

After weeks of rumors, it's finally been confirmed that Booksmart and No One Will Save You actor Kaitlyn Dever will play opposite Bella Ramsey's Ellie in Max's second season of The Last of Us as Abby.Max initially announced Dever's casting on its social channels without naming her role, then the original game's…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:30 PM

Like measuring temperature on the deranged scale of Fahrenheit, the United States is nearly alone in the world in calling Sega's classic gaming console the "Genesis." The 1989 SNES rival was actually called the Mega Drive, and it's time to get on board with that name, as hardware developer Hyperkin has revealed an…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:10 PM

Lucasfilm has revealed yet another new Star Wars film, The Mandalorian and Grogu, based on the massively successful Disney+ series starring Pedro Pascal.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:00 PM

Whether it's a part of a weekly challenge or you're just looking to get great weapons fast, Fortnite's Hot Spots are a reliable way to get your arsenal off to a solid start. Fortunately, they're relatively easy to find. But be warned: You won't be the only person heading there.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:30 AM

Xbox has announced it's hosting a "Developer_Direct" to showcase some of its upcoming first-party games later this month, including a first look at the Indiana Jones game by Wolfenstein developer MachineGames.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:15 AM

Nearly a year and five months after its announcement, Sony has revealed a brief look at the Gravity Rush film that's currently in production and based on the 2012 open-world action-adventure game of the same name by the now-defunct developer Japan Studio. It's just a small tease, but what the PlayStation maker has…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:15 AM

You know what's a spectacularly terrible idea? Being able to control a real car with a PlayStation DualSense controller. Yup, that's a real thing now. During Sony's CES 2024 press conference, the Japanese tech giant took one giant leap into the preoccupied realms of "whether they could" by showing off the ability to…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:15 AM

Pokémon's ninth-generation games, Scarlet and Violet, are about to have their sunset moment with the release of the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero epilogue on January 11. With that generation nearing its end, the future of the series is naturally a major topic of discussion. It's unlikely that Pokémon's Gen 10 game will…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:49 PM
     Tekken 8's story recap is narrated by a surprise HBO star

Tekken 8 isn't short on curious characters, from karate badass 'Devil Jin' Kazama right through to a giant fighting panda. But never in a million years did I guess we'd be getting a catch-up trailer presented by none other than Succession's Brian Cox.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:00 PM
     The League of Legends 14.1 patch notes only change one champion

League of Legends Season 14 is finally here, and with it the LoL patch 14.1 release date. Amid the myriad changes to the jungle and item system, there's only a single champion change in sight - and even then, it's not a very big one.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends Season 14, League of Legends patch 13.23, League of Legends tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:49 PM
     RuneScape meets Stardew Valley in cozy Steam survival game, demo out

Ever wandered into an equipment shop and wanted to be on the other side of the counter? Cozy Keep, available to demo as part of Steam's Capitalism and Economy Fest, offers just that opportunity. But if you're to be a successful fantasy merchant, you'll still need to get your hands a little dirty.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:08 PM
     Pokémon with guns blasts into Steam Early Access next week

Palworld asks the all important question, 'what if Pokémon had guns?' Pikachu is adorable, but how much cooler would it be if he had a rail cannon strapped to his back? And, with the game entering Steam Early Access next week, we're about to get our answer.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Pokémon games for PC, Best open-world games, Palworld system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:03 PM
     Best games like Minecraft 2024

What are the best games like Minecraft? Way back in 2010, a little game called Minecraft proved to be a revelation in video games, inspiring a whole generation of players and developers in the process. It's a blocky sandbox world that essentially lets us create anything we like and share it with our friends. The cultural phenomenon sold millions of copies, even before Microsoft acquired developer Mojang Studios in 2014.

Since its initial release, there have been a plethora of Minecraft clones. Each does their best to match one of the best PC games of all time, but few have really delivered the whole package like Minecraft does. Sometimes, though, you may only want part of the Minecraft experience, augmented with other aspects that make the Minecraft-like unique. That's where this guide to the best games like Minecraft comes in. All the games on this list are similar to Minecraft in some fashion, be they crafting games, building games, adventure games, or an altogether different part of what makes Minecraft our favorite blocky game.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:56 PM
     The Razer Kiyo Pro webcam is half price right now on Amazon

When it comes to building your streaming setup, few components are as important as your webcam, and the Razer Kiyo Pro serves as the excellent example of how transformative one can be. This premium peripheral can be yours with a massive 50% discount right now, but you'll need to act fast.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:31 PM
     Asus pushes its cable-free PC design even further with RTX 4090

While Asus BTF (Back-To-the-Future) components have been available for a little while now, their cable-free design couldn't accommodate the highest performance graphics cards, like the GeForce RTX 4090. Now, with the advent of 'Advanced BTF', we can at last begin to look forward to a future of high-end builds devoid of cable clutter.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:26 PM
     Enormous Half-Life mod is basically an entirely new game

There will, one day, be a full, official, and new mainline Half-Life game. If we can get Half-Life Alyx, and the big 25th anniversary rework of the original, then surely, eventually, we can get Half-Life 3. In the meantime, however, trust modders to keep the Gordon Freeman and Black Mesa fires burning. As Valve's classic FPS turns a quarter of a century old (I just grew a hundred more gray hairs typing that), a gigantic new mod transforms Half-Life into basically an entirely new game. It looks like Half-Life. It feels like Half-Life. But with new levels, characters, weapons, and enemies, this is truly something else.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:25 PM
     New ROG gaming mouse is super light, but it's still got the power

Asus ROG is fully onboard with the trend of light gaming mice and the Keris II Ace takes this to the extreme, weighing in at just 54g. While it won't be the lightest wireless mouse on the market, the performance it can bring might just make it the most well-rounded.

So many mice are vying for the title of best wireless gaming mouse, but they are often pulling from the same source of inspiration to achieve this. Asus ROG, like other brands before it, has consulted with esports professionals to create a mouse that pro players would use.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review, Asus ROG Raikiri review, Best gaming motherboard

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:15 PM
     DBD codes January 2024

January 9, 2024 Checked for any new DBD codes, of which there are none, but we'll keep looking.

What are the new DBD codes? These freebie-granting DBD rewards can actually be quite hard to keep up with since they arrive pretty regularly, which is no bad thing. We're never going to complain about in-game giveaways, and Dead by Daylight codes can give you anything from outfits to charms, and even Bloodpoints and Iridescent Shards.

Whether you want your favorite DBD killers to get a stylish new look, or you want to add to your survivors' wardrobes, be sure to redeem the codes below before it's too late. There may also be codes for Dead by Daylight Bloodpoints, Rift Fragments, and charms, so there are plenty of goodies to be had. Some of these Dead by Daylight codes are ongoing though, so you may have snapped them up already.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:42 PM
     Is Palworld on Game Pass?

Is Palworld on Game Pass? Palworld joins an ever-growing list of monster-taming games that seek to capture the magic of Game Freak's genre-defining creature collector – but with a twist. Sure, you can send your freshly tamed Pals into battle, but you can also subject them to a life of labor on assembly lines, and even eat them if you're feeling peckish.

Palworld's fresh, if morally questionable approach to creature collection may pique your interest in the RPG game, but how do you know if this virtual exploitation is a step too far? Palworld on Game Pass is your answer, allowing you to test your monster-taming limits without spending more than the platform's monthly subscription fee. Here's the latest on whether Palworld is coming to Game Pass ahead of the Palworld release date, and if so, when you expect the Pokémon PC game to arrive on the platform.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:08 PM
     Next DBD update – Alan Wake Chapter release date

When is the next Dead by Daylight update? Seven years into the life of the popular asymmetrical horror game, many of our horror favorites have been engulfed by The Fog, from Michael Myers and Ghostface, to Silent Hill's Cheryl Mason and even Nic Cage. So who's next to walk into DBD's realms?

With around four new chapters a year, it's a wonder the team at Behaviour are able to come up with new perks and powers for the new DBD killers and survivors. Somehow they do, and the year eight Dead by Daylight roadmap confirms a total of nine new characters. Following original killer The Singularity, shock survivor Nic Cage, and the good guys from Chapter 30, Alan Wake is next to enter the fog. Once you've taken a look at what to expect from the Alan Wake DBD release date, make sure you've redeemed the latest DBD codes for Bloodpoints and cosmetics.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:12 PM
     Palworld release date, early access launch, trailers, and latest news

When is the Palworld release date? The monster-taming genre might have been popularized on Nintendo handhelds and retro home consoles, but it's enjoyed growing popularity on PC in recent years thanks to the likes of Temtem, Coromon, and Cassette Beasts. Palworld is the latest addition to this beloved niche, and it might be the strangest one yet.

Palworld is, in short, Pokémon with guns. Sure, you can be the very best, like no one ever was – but in this iteration of the creature collector, you can enforce that title with an assault rifle. If that sounds bizarre, wait until you see the assembly lines. If you're ready to get stuck into an RPG that embraces surrealism and satire with all the staple hallmarks of quintessential Pokémon PC games, then be sure to mark the Palworld release date on your calendar.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Pokémon games for PC, Best open-world games, Palworld system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:47 AM
     Annoying Dead by Daylight killers are finished, as BHVR overhauls gens

Dead by Daylight killers, if you love kicking the last three generators, and leaving survivors to run in circles while you keep the match going forever, and ever, and ever, I'm afraid your days are numbered. The stalwart three-gen strategy, scourge of the DBD survivor, is targeted and nerfed by a transformative new update from BHVR. The new Dead by Daylight PTB is live. Alan Wake is the next survivor. But generators have been completely transformed, rendering the often frustrating strategy of repeatedly kicking the final three impossible.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:34 AM
     Mirror's Edge meets Dark Messiah in this brilliant new Steam game

Imagine getting a Mirror's Edge game in Hell where all you want to do is kick the Devil in his stupid face. Well, that's Steam's newest indie game Kick Bastards, and it's a real pleasant surprise to start 2024. On top of that, it's also got a nifty little sale for the launch week if you want to get in on it now.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:33 AM
     The best retro games on PC

What are the best retro games on PC? The gaming industry has come a long way over the last decade or two, but sometimes it's soothing to go back to the basics. Games-as-a-service titles like Fortnite and Overwatch have set the benchmark over the last few years by adding new content and cosmetics over an annual plan - something that has been adapted or originated by plenty of other studios, too.

It's not all sunshine, battle passes, and dabbing, though. There's still space for games in the modern day that buck these trends by putting on a pair of rose-tinted pair specs, from Doom-like FPS games shooters to love letters to the early days of the World Wide Web. These retro games are, believe it or not, new, but bring back fond memories of the past. If you're after the real deal instead, don't worry, we've got you covered with a list of our favorite old games, too.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:19 AM
     Reverse 1999 tier list – best characters January 2024

What is the current Reverse 1999 tier list? Here, we've got the best Reverse 1999 characters available as you get to grips with another chart-topping fantasy mobile RPG you can play on PC. As more are added, we'll gauge any new characters and re-evaluate older ones against the latest fighter, so keeping up with the meta couldn't be easier.

Reverse 1999 is a gacha game, so you need gems to unlock most of these characters. If you need more, make sure you've redeemed all the latest Reverse 1999 codes. If this isn't the only gacha you've got on the go, you might find our up-to-date Genshin Impact tier list handy. Our Genshin Impact builds page can even help you spec out and upgrade the top tier picks, with our character banner calendar here to help you decide whether to save or hold all those precious Primogems you'll gather with Genshin Impact codes. And if you like Chainsaw Man and Nier, you might be surprised to hear they're in the PC-compatible x-rated gacha game Nikke right now.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:31 PM
     Which League of Legends skins are currently on sale?

Which League of Legends skins are currently on sale in the store? LoL is a free-to-play game in the truest sense - you can enjoy everything the MOBA has to offer for absolutely nothing. Now if you were to ask a seasoned League player if that were true, they'd probably have to stifle a few tears as they check how much their bank account has suffered buying skins since they started battling on the Rift.

Riot rotates a series of skins in the store, with the savviest of us holding out until the cosmetic they want ends up in the discount section store or even the League of Legends Mythic shop. The shiny new cosmetics are only available briefly, so make sure you act fast if you want to snag the new hotness. Here is every League of Legends skin on sale right now if you want to know what's in the store without booting up the client.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:29 PM
     Corsair's new RGB keyboard is cheaper than Baldur's Gate 3

Corsair has just reached out to gamers on tight budgets, by releasing a new RGB gaming keyboard with a price that won't make your bank send you threatening letters if you buy it. The Corsair K55 Core RGB ticks many of the usual gaming keyboard boxes, including RGB lighting, dedicated media controls, and a spillproof surface, yet it costs just $39.99. Is there a catch? Why of course there is.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:00 AM
     I can't wait to play Horizon Forbidden West with Nvidia DLSS 3

Like many other gamers, I've been eagerly awaiting the launch of Horizon: Forbidden West on PC since it launched on PlayStation 5 back in 2022, and it seems as though my patience will be justly rewarded. While there's still much to learn about this port, such as its potential platform-exclusive features and performance footprint, I'm happy to see the game is getting the full Nvidia DLSS treatment.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:34 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links January 2024

January 9, 2024: Another new code has been added to our list.

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

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

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:53 AM
     GTA 6 map explained – 7 locations we want to see

Where is GTA 6 set? We're back, baby: Vice City - the playground of the rich and a true cesspit of indulgence is now confirmed to be the location of GTA 6. Not only that, but the GTA 6 trailer that dropped was packed full of tidbits and information about the city and its surroundings.

While the GTA 6 release date might be quite a way away, the trailer has more than enough to tease and keep us going through the harsh, cold winter months. The location of the open-world game was the subject of much debate for years, but we now have confirmation, and it's not exactly a massive surprise. Here's everything that we know about the GTA 6 map.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:44 AM
     Hades 2 release date estimate, early access window, and trailers

When is the Hades 2 release date? After the runaway success of Hades, fans are excited to see what Supergiant Games has in store for the follow-up to the huge indie hit. When will you be able to get your hands on it, though?

The mythological roguelike game was revealed during The Game Awards 2022. Despite receiving critical praise for their previous titles, Hades 2 is the first sequel Supergiant Games has ever made. We're expecting big things from the devs - the original Hades was so good that it made our best PC games list. So with all of the fluff out of the way, it's time to take a look at everything we know so far about Hades 2, including its release date estimate, story, trailers, and gameplay.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:36 AM
     You'll see Hellblade 2 and three more Xbox games next week

Xbox and Bethesda are set to reveal more on Hellblade 2, the Indiana Jones game, Avowed, and Ara: History Untold at another Developer Direct later this month. Last year's Direct also featured the surprise launch of Hi-Fi Rush, but there's no telling if we'll get a similar reveal this year.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:25 AM
     After more than two years, GTA 3 has an amazing new speedrun record

How long does it take you to finish Grand Theft Auto 3? Rockstar's pioneering open-world crime game might seem small by today's standards, but even focusing entirely on the story missions, it's still massive. Portland. Staunton Island. Shoreside Vale. All the races, the gunfights, the nightmare of Espresso 2 Go. If you finished GTA 3 in less than ten hours, you'd probably think that was pretty fast. Well, as we wait for the arrival of GTA 6, it turns out there are still new ways to bend, break, and accelerate Grand Theft Auto 3, and finish it in world-record time. It's taken more than two years, but with AGDQ about to kick off, GTA 3 speedruns have a new champion.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:14 PM

When the Ryzen 9 5950X debuted in 2020, it was a staggeringly strong productivity and gaming CPU, with 16 cores and 32 threads of Zen 3 power for a princely £750. A little over three years later and next-gen Zen 4 CPUs are firmly here, but the 5950X remains the most powerful productivity CPU for the venerable AM4 platform.

That makes the 5950X a tempting upgrade option for anyone using an older Ryzen processor that wants to keep using their existing motherboard and RAM, and today this CPU has breached a new low-water mark: £360 on Amazon UK, 52% off its original recommended retail price. (It's also a nearly-as-good 50% off at the US.)

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:13 PM

I will not lie to you, reader, I used up about 95% of today's remaining creative energy/caffeine on that headline joke, but let's charge our flashlights, sharpen our hooks and struggle on through the body copy anyway. Remedy's Alan Wake is joining Behaviour Interactive's Dead By Daylight as a playable Survivor, having been conjured from his writing desk by the latter game's villainous Entity.

Mind you, I'm a little unclear on the causality here. The press release includes a cheeky quote from a lost Alan Wake manuscript in which the perennially troubled horror author suggests that he is the creator of Dead By Daylight's universe, not Behaviour Interactive. "As I searched for a way out, memories of a script I wrote for Night Springs about a fog-engulfed place flooded back," it reads. "Surrounded by the same fog, I became a pawn - trapped. I must find a way out. Rewriting that script is key." Oh Alan. Have you tried laying off the coffee and going for a stroll, now and then?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:51 AM

Corsair's RM1000x Shift power supply is quite a tempting one for any PC build, providing 1000W of power at 80+ Gold efficiency - but the best feature here is its conveniently reachable side-mounted connector placement. Corsair charges a premium for this feature, with the PSU normally going for £160, but today you can pick up a refurbished unit from Scan in the UK for just £110. That's a sizeable savings and well worth considering.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:29 AM

If you've ever been to Shinjuku station in Japan, you know what it's like to be transported to a dizzying realm of limbs and tickets and signage with myriad squiggly lines that make about as much sense as rainbow spaghetti that's been hurled at a white rectangle. You, quite literally, need to plunge yourself into an entire city within a city to get from one place to another.

Surface from the chaos, though, and it can feel like quite the achievement. Small horror game The Exit 8 captures this sense of elation perfectly, as well as all the subtleties that come from navigating a crash of noise. I'd say it will make for an initially cursed start to your 2024 endeavours, with the promise of a big reward at the end if you can stomach it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:01 AM

Acts! It used to be just those old-timey theatre productions that had them, but as in many other respects, videogames have nipped through a stage exit and stolen theatre's underpants. One act isn't the same as another, however: take the third act of Baldur's Gate 3, which many players feel isn't a patch, or indeed a hotfix changelog, on the thunderously well-received RPG's first two acts. According to senior RPG designer Anna Guxens, Larian have been following the reaction and are thinking about how they can handle the third act's "drastic" tone shift better in future releases. It's a timely observation, because in separate news, Larian's CEO Swen Vincke has posted that he's "figured out" the first act of Larian's next unannounced project.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:30 AM

It's been a good handful of years for fans of secret-ridden games. The sort of secrets that make the game world feel huge and unknowable and transform the post-game into a scavenger hunt more akin to ARGs than classic secret endings. After 2021's meta deckbuilder Inscryption, and enigmatic Zeldalike Tunic a year later, 2023 brought us Cocoon. Set in a cryptic world of insect-like aliens and their impossible machines, Cocoon is a puzzle game all about mystery.

What best sells the mystery is a minority of puzzles that are so well-hidden, that a lot players might never know they exist. Those are the optional challenges that guard the way to Cocoon's secret ending. Any given player might stumble on one or two clues for those puzzles, before shrugging and finding their way back to the main story. But as the game goes on and the clues remain unresolved, those players will wonder what other secrets are hidden around them. I talked to Jeppe Carlsen and Edwin Kho from developer Geometric Interactive, to learn why those puzzles were made, and how it feels to watch a community track them down in real time.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 9, 2024 4:00 PM
What is the big picture with Pictomancer?

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:00 AM
This man will never be stopped.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 4:00 PM

berserk 1997

During the It's a Very Big Discotek New Year's live stream, Discotek announced plenty of upcoming Blu-Ray releases of retro anime, including one of the classic 1997 Berserk series. The full list of announcements can be read via the company's Twitter account.

You can see the full Berserk announcement in the social media post below:


The 1997 Berserk Blu-Ray will feature HD scans and some improved subtitles. Though there have been newer releases of Berserk since then, none have been as beloved as the original series. It'll be in Japanese and English, with the English using the original NYAV Post dub. The Blu-Ray will also come with extras from past releases and outtakes. The whole series will come in two discs, which have the silhouettes of Guts and Griffith, respectively, on them.

Here are some of the other major releases that Discotek announced on its January 8th livestream:

  • Futakoi Alternative
  • Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple: The Attack of Darkness
  • Lupin the 3rd: Princess of the Breeze
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Secret Page of Marco Polo
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
  • Mazinkaiser: The OVA Collection
  • Medabots Spirit Japanese version
  • Reborn Special Fan Disc with OVA and 3 episodes dubbed in English
  • Sergeant Frog Seasons 5, 6, 7
  • Urusei Yatsura: The OVA Series

Discotek will release the 1997 Berserk Blu-Ray set in March 2024. You'll be able to purchase it via Discotek then.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:30 PM

pochacco sanrio build-a-bear

Build-A-Bear has released yet another Sanrio gift set, with Pochacco taking center stage this time. You can order the set for $47.50.

The new Build-A-Bear plush set features the Pochacco plush, a blue hoodie, and black shorts. There is a little paw design on Pochacco's hand with BAB in the middle for Build-A-Bear. As for the clothes, while the black shorts are fairly nondescript, the blue hoodie has Pochacco's name on it.

The shirt also features a picture of him kicking a soccer ball. In Sanrio lore, Pochacco is sporty and likes playing basketball and soccer, which explains the shirt's design. Build-A-Bear's description for the gift set also references Pochacco's hobbies.

You can get a closer look at the plush set in the gallery below:

When you check out Build-A-Bear's website, you can see that Pochacco is not the only Sanrio plush from the company. Previously, you could also make plushes of Pompompurin and Kuromi. All of these plushes were the same as the Pochacco, where they had the BAB paw and came with a shirt. However, these sets also came with an extra toy. Pompompurin came with Muffin, and Kuromi came with Baku. The Pochacco set from Build-A-Bear does not come with any friends.

The Build-A-Bear Pochacco plush is available from the online store in North America.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:00 PM

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth

In CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1, you take control of an adorable cookie hero named GingerBrave. The freshly-baked protagonist begins a journey to fulfill a prophecy to take down the Darkest Lord Cookie, who is trying to enslave cookiekind. Although it's a simple concept on the surface, the charming fairy tale is a fun action-adventure VR title with a surprising amount of depth to its gameplay and progression system.

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth
Image via Studio FreshDoh!

As I prepared to dive into CookieRun, I was initially apprehensive due to having a sensitive stomach regarding virtual reality. However, to my delight, I found CookieRun an overall smooth experience. The game has pretty standard controls, where you move with the Meta Quest's left joystick while panning the camera with your right hand. If there was ever a moment where I felt disoriented, the game allowed me to re-center myself by teleporting to the location where I wanted to go with a click of a button. For those who struggle with heavy motion in VR titles, I would recommend using the teleport feature if you don't want to move around too quickly. The mechanic also works if you are afraid of heights, as you can warp down a ladder or mountain when descending them without having to look down.

One thing I really appreciate about this game is the clever design decisions they implemented to ensure the game's motion doesn't become too much for players. For instance, during certain platform sections, CookieRun transitions from its first-person view to a side camera angle, where players can control GingerBrave through a quick-time event to jump. Think of it as a child looking down while moving his toys around the room. These gameplay sections are still fun and charming for adults while also perfect for younger audiences. But it's also just a clever solution to avoid motion sickness, as the game could have quickly turned into Mirror's Edge for the worst.

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth
Image via Studio FreshDoh!

CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 takes advantage of the Meta Quest 3's controllers in a few different ways. For instance, there are many sections in the game where you have to climb platforms, and squeezing the controller will result in your character gripping and holding on to things in the game's world. This actually went a long way to make the game feel immersive in spots, as even simple tasks, such as climbing a ladder, were a physical experience you wouldn't usually get in most console FPS games. Actions like this aren't automated either, as you have to physically grab onto each step or stone with your hand to ascend.

Most of the game's combat centers around your trusty candy cane weapon, which acts as a sword. The Meta Quest's excellent tracking makes fights seamless, as you feel each blade swing with little to no lag. Your Candy Cane and swords aren't just for whacking enemies on the head, though, as you can actually deflect enemies' attacks back at them. If combat ever feels overwhelming, the game also lets you take a defensive stance by holding your weapons in the air as a shield to block all incoming damage.

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth
Image via Studio FreshDoh!

Although the combat is pretty simplified at first, I was actually surprised when the game introduced mechanics such as enemy weakness. After breaking a foe down enough, for example, you are given a visual cue to show you where to hit an enemy with your swords to land maximum damage. Instead of just flailing around to reduce each encounter to a hack n' slash fest, the game requires some strategy if you want to defeat enemies quickly. As you progress, you also get access to a slingshot for long-ranged combat, and you can even acquire different ammo with unique attack properties. So, despite the game's cartoony world on the surface, it does actually have some depth!

Speaking of depth, the CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 also has crafting. After collecting enough materials from the overworld or defeating enemies, you can upgrade your weapons by crafting new swords. There are even five tiers to this system. So the higher your weapon power is, the more damage you will be dishing out. While this is an overall pretty simplistic system, I, again, really appreciate that Studio FreshDoh! added these features to flesh this out into a full action adventure experience. It could have easily been an on-the-rails hack and slash, but there is a decent-sized progression system here.

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth
Image via Studio FreshDoh!

The only major complaint I have about CookieRun: The Darkest Night is that it's a pretty short experience. My save file was around three hours by the time I reached the end. And I usually play slower than most players! However, its length is pretty typical for most VR titles in this category, and the game is only priced at $24. So, given its low cost, I actually think it's a pretty great experience, especially if you have younger kids that you want to introduce to the FPS genre. It also should be pointed out that this is Chapter 1 of the story, with the second part scheduled to release in Summer 2024. So there is more to come.

I do wish that combat had a bit more variety. While you get magical properties such as higher-powered swords, I kept thinking that the game would really benefit from having a handful of spells as well. For example, it would have been awesome if gripping your Meta Quest controller built up a ball of fire in your hand that you could throw at enemies. Although the story is just at its beginning in Chapter 1, so perhaps the game can add more features as the plot progresses in its second part.

Review: CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is a charming VR experience with a surprising amount of depth
Image via Studio FreshDoh!

What Studio FreshDoh! has done to transform the mobile running game franchise into a fully fleshed-out adventure title is actually really impressive. While veteran RPG fans may find CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 to be more on the easy side, I think the game's translation into virtual reality makes it worth the price of admission. As a VR experience, this is a fun three-hour campaign with just enough depth to its combat and gameplay systems that it will leave players wanting Chapter 2. If you are a fan of old-school N64 platformers such as Banjo Kazooie, CookieRun offers a charming world of characters worth hanging out in.

CookieRun: The Darkest Night Chapter 1 is available on the Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 2:00 PM

See Gran in the New Granblue Fantasy: Relink Character Trailer

Cygames kicked off a Granblue Fantasy: Relink character trailer series with Gran, one of the two main leads. The brief clip focuses on showing him in battle.

In both the mobile game and this new adventure, players can choose between Gran or Djeeta as their avatar. Both wield swords and use similar sorts of attacks. He's the male version of the main character, who ends up meeting Lyria and becoming part of a quest to save the world. 

The first Granblue Fantasy: Relink character trailer highlights the English dub for Gran. He's voiced by Kyle McCarley, who is reprising his role from the Granblue Fantasy Versus fighting games. People may recognize him as 9S from NieR Automata, Lan Di from Shenmue 3, Ei in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and both Alm and Soren in the Fire Emblem series. The Japanese voice actor for the character is Yuki Ono, who also played the character in Granblue Fantasy Versus and is Touma in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Josuke Higashikata in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Kyosuke in Yu-Gi-Oh 5D.

Here's the full video. It begins with Gran attacking enemies while Lyria watches and offers support. After that, we see him working alongside Katalina. From there, we get to see him use skills like Miserable Mist and Tempest Blade. 


Here's a screenshot showing Gran with other cast members, to offer a better look at him.

Image via Cygames

Granblue Fantasy: Relink will come to the PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam on February 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:30 PM

Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix 16

Larian released Hotfix 16 for Baldur's Gate 3. The patch notes revealed a range of fixes and changes, including the ability to access quest items regardless of where they're stored.

The main change announced for Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix 16 is the ability to retrieve quest items from anywhere. This will apply regardless of whether the item is on a party member, in the camp chest or in the pockets of a character you've left in the camp. This quality-of-life change will prevent quest progression being blocked without needing to do some inventory management first.

Other changes include a few adjustments to story quests, particularly Karlach's. In addition, a few bosses have had some adjustments and fixes. This includes one late-game boss fight that has been "cheating" due to a bug where some units ignored the turn-based mode. There are also a few adjustments to the epilogue, including a fix to a Shadowheart dialog tree which was only offering players one choice.

As with previous hotfixes, Hotfix 16 also addresses some of the bugs within Baldur's Gate 3. This includes a bug that caused the game to become unresponsive for more kleptomaniac players stealing too much at once. Also a bug removing the appearance of naked people during the Dream Visitor's first appearance when players are controlling multiple avatars.

Most importantly, Hotfix 16 has fixed a few save issues within the game. It's not clear how much this will improve the save game issue plaguing Baldur's Gate 3 players on Xbox, however.

Baldur's Gate 3 is out now for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:00 PM

Dragon Ball Daima Anime Will Appear at Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2024

Bandai Namco announced the schedule for the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2024, and it confirmed the Dragon Ball Daima anime will appear. Its panel will be the last event on January 28, 2023, following the Game Producer Panel that will look at Dragon Ball: Sparkling Zero

There is no confirmation of a new Dragon Ball Daima trailer at its panel. The announcement did confirm there will be Akira Toriyama art shown and that Dragon Ball Executive Producer Akio Iyoku will talk about its development though. This new A-1 Pictures show was first announced at New York Comic Con 2023.

Here's the full Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2024 schedule for January 28, 2024. The only event on January 27, 2024 is a Sand Land exclusive movie showing at 8pm PT. There are no placeholder streams on the official YouTube channel yet, but segments have been streamed in the past.

  • 12pm PT: Dragon Ball Super Card Game Fusion World Exhibition Match 
  • 1pm PT: Dragon Ball Dokkan and Legends Data 24
  • 1:30pm PT: Watch Party Dragon Ball Z episode 286 - "Son Goku is the Strongest After all! Majin Boo is Annihilated (Spirit Bomb Tournament)
  • 2pm PT: Dragon Ball Games Producer Panel with Dragon Ball Z Sparkling Series Producer Ryo Mito and Dragon Ball Games General Producer Masayuki Hirano. A Dragon Ball: Sparkling Zero logo is displayed next to this announcement.
  • 4:30pm PT: Dragon Ball Super Card Game World Championship 2023 Final Round
  • Dragon Ball Daima Special Panel

As a reminder, Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2024 will be held January 27-28, 2024 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. There will be merchandise sold at the event. The exhibit hall will also have booths for Sand Land, Dragon Ball Super Card Game, Dragon Ball Super Card Game Fusion World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, Dragon Ball Legends, and past console titles.

The Dragon Ball Daima anime will air in Fall 2024. Viz Media handles the series manga outside Japan. The anime can be streamed on Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:30 PM

Here's How Yuffie Looks in Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis

On January 11, 2024, Yuffie will become the next Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis playable character, and now we know exactly how she looks. Square Enix and Applibot shared official art of her from the game.

First, here are some galleries where we can see all three versions of Yuffie. First, here's her official character portrait art from Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis. 

Next, here is how Yuffie will look in battle. First, there's the realistic 3D model of her. There's also a screenshot of her performing the Bloodfest Limit Break.

Finally, here's the in-world model. If you're seeing a story scene while in a dungeon or in the world map during a chapter, this chibi 3D model appears. First, the model appears on its own. Then, there's a screenshot from the fifth chapter.

We also got to see a trailer featuring Yuffie ahead of her Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis playable debut. She'll show up in FFVII Chapter 5: The Wide, Wide World. The initial video shows Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, Barret, and Red XIII encountering her in the forests outside Midgar. At the very end, we get to see her in battle.


Prior to this, we did actually face Yuffie before. She showed up as a boss for the New Year's event. You can see that art of her below, as it featured her in a special costume. It is unknown if we could also eventually see this costume released as a special gear for her now that she's actually going to be playable.


Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is available on the PC and mobile devices, and Yuffie debuts in the game on January 11, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:00 PM

Hololive Vtuber Hakos Baelz Taking a Break While Moving

Hakos Baelz, a Hololive EN Vtuber who is part of the Promise group and formerly of Council, will be on a brief break. She announced on social media that she's moving to Japan during January 2024.

Here is Baelz's official announcement. She noted that this will be a brief break and said that she "will try to stream." She also cited that in addition to the move, some of the other things that will keep her busy over the next few days and weeks will be finding a place to live, singing, and preparations for next month.


Her last stream before the break was held on January 8, 2024. That was an unarchived karaoke stream. Prior to that, she did participate in the 2024 Hololive New Year's Cup. However, she didn't make it into the final 12 competitors, though she did note before that "I just need to beat IRyS." You can still watch an archived stream of her performance during the races.


Another thing Hakos Baelz is planning is a Hololive EN Vtuber cover of the song "Mind Craft." That will involve every member of the English branch performing together. It's been delayed a few times, and there's no set release date for it yet.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:30 AM

Gravity Rush Movie Teased Patapon project

Sony teased first looks at both the Gravity Rush movie and a new Patapon project. Sony showed brief clips of both projects during a presentations at CES 2024.

The teaser for the Gravity Rush movie came during the Sony CES 2024 press conference. A presentation for new visual arts studio Torchlight showed off behind the scenes shots for various projects. One of these projects was the Gravity Rush movie adaptation. The concept shots show a blonde character, likely the game's protagonist Kat, leaping off a floating island towards a red dragon creature. There is also a clip of an actress doing motion capture for the aerial acrobatics. The visual style in the clips is more realistic than the games it's based on, but it's likely these visuals are not final.


It wasn't the only project based on a Sony Japan Studio IP teased at CES 2024 though. A separate Torchlight presentation repeated the Gravity Rush clips, accompanied by a clip of a mysterious Patapon project. This clip featured the Patapons battling a mammoth, alongside its counterpart in the original game. This clip also has a different visual style, using 3D models instead of the flat 2D of the PSP games. It's unclear if this clip is for a new game or an adaptation.


Sony have released few details about either project to date. The Gravity Rush movie was quietly announced in 2022, with director Anna Mastro and writer Emily Jerome attached. However, the Patapon project is a new reveal with no further information at present.

Due to the closure of Japan Studio, neither of the original teams are currently at Sony. Gravity Rush creator Keiichiro Toyama founded Bokeh Studio, who are currently working on the horror game Slitterhead. Meanwhile, the Patapon team recently crowdfunded a spiritual successor, Ratatan.

Due to their early development stages, neither the Gravity Rush movie or the Patapon project have announced release dates.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:00 AM

A Honkai: Star Rail GeForce Now release is on the way, as are the eventual additions of Diablo IV and Overwatch 2.

NVidia announced that Honkai: Star Rail will join the GeForce Now service. There's no exact release date for it, but the company and HoYoVerse both noted it is "coming soon."

As a reminder, GeForce Now is NVidia's cloud gaming service. It allows people to stream games they own on PCs, mobile devices, and TVs. It also means not needing to patch. This means all someone would need for Honkai: Star Rail is an existing account for the game and to be part of GeForce Now, and when updates would appear they would automatically be ready whenever someone streams the game. 

This will mark the second HoYoVerse game on GeForce Now. The first was Genshin Impact. It joined the service back in June 2023. The company didn't note if Zenless Zone Zero, its next title, will also be a part of it. However, its previous game Honkai Impact 3rd isn't a part of the library. 

The Honkai: Star Rail announcement was one of multiple CES 2024 GeForce Now reveals. Activision Blizzard games like Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 will join the service as well. Like the HoYoVerse game, those are only listed as "coming soon." People in Japan will also soon be able to start playing, and all users will also be able to buy Priority and Ultimate day passes starting in February 2024.

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

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:30 AM

Vshojo Vtuber Henya the Genius on Break for Vacation

Vshojo Vtuber Henya the Genius announced she is taking a brief break. She said she'll be on vacation this month and won't be back until January 25, 2024. 

Here's her official announcement. She noted this is just a vacation. She also shared her upcoming schedule, which showed which days she'll resume activity later this month.


This is what Henya's schedule for the rest of January 2024 looks like. She only listed dates and times, and didn't note what the upcoming streams will involve.

  • January 25, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
  • January 26, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
  • January 27, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
  • January 28, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
  • January 29, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
  • January 30, 2024 at 3pm PT/6pm ET

The last stream the VShojo Vtuber Henya held before her break was held on January 7, 2024. It ended up being a "just chatting" sort of stream played with other performers from the company like Ironmouse and Zentreya.


She isn't the only VShojo member on a brief vacation break. Kuro also took some time off.

As a reminder, the last announcement from the company related to Henya involved a merchandise collaboration. Bisou Lovely is selling jewelry inspired by her, Ironmouse, Zentreya, Melody, Apricot, Hime, and Haruka. 

Henya the Genius will return to streaming as usual on January 25, 2024. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:00 AM

Clouded Leopard will feature Nihon Falcom games at Taipei Game Show 2024

Clouded Leopard Entertainment will make its first appearance at Taipei Game Show 2024. Its booth will feature demos of Japanese video games, such as Nihon Falcom's Ys X -Nordics- and D3 Publisher's Earth Defense Force 6. The company will also host a live event starring Nihon Falcom CEO Toshihiro Kondo at the venue.

Clouded Leopard revealed via its Japanese press release that Nihon Falcom titles will dominate its booth. It will feature photo spots and cosplayers modeled after Ys X -Nordics- and The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki—the latter is also known in the West as Trails through Daybreak. The booth will also include a shop selling merchandise related to Falcom's games.

Here is the full list of games from Nihon Falcom and D3 Publisher that will have demos on Clouded Leopard's booth at Taipei Game Show 2024:

  • The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki for Nintendo Switch
  • Ys X -Nordics-
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta Kai
  • Earth Defense Force 6
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2

Clouded Leopard will also host a special event featuring Nihon Falcom at the venue. Falcom's CEO Toshihiro Kondo will attend the event to make new announcements related to his company's titles. The event will also have live gameplay footage of Ys X -Nordics-.

People who cannot attend Taipei Game Show 2024 physically will also be able to watch the event via live streams. A link for the stream will be available on the Do Not NOW channel on YouTube. Clouded Leopard will also set up the same stream on the Chinese video platforms BiliBili and Huya.

Taipei Game Show 2024 will take place at the Nangang Exhibition Center on January 25-28, 2024. Clouded Leopard will run the special stage event starring Nihon Falcom's Toshihiro Kondo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 2 PM local time (GMT+8) / 3 PM JST / 1 AM ET.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:30 AM

Street Fighter 6 Spy X Family crossover content in game

Capcom brought new crossover content from Spy x Family to Street Fighter 6. The company also provided details about the collaboration on the game's official website.

The main highlights of this crossover are the addition of avatar costumes modeled after Loid and Yor, and Capcom has also shared recipe codes for people to instantly replicate the characters. Players can input SPY_SF6_LOID to obtain the official Loid Forger avatar recipe and SPY_SF6_YOR for Yor Forger's avatar.

Capcom is decorating the game's Battle Hub with Spy x Family Code: White illustrations during the collaboration period, which runs through January 2024. It will also give out player titles, stickers, and photo frames to everyone who logs into the game within the month.

The company also uploaded a new trailer to mark the addition of Spy x Family crossover content in Street Fighter 6. It features an in-game match pitting Chun-Li against Yor Forger, who is using Juri's move set.


The first teaser for this crossover appeared in July 2023, when Toho Animation revealed the collaboration at Anime Expo 2023. Spy x Family's author Tatsuya Endo also drew an illustration of Anya Forger dressed up as Chun-Li as a reaction to the announcement. Later in December 2023, Capcom published an anime trailer showing a fight between Yor Forger and Chun-Li.

Street Fighter 6 is immediately available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The Spy x Family crossover content is available to obtain until January 31, 2024. This collaboration specifically pertains to the Spy x Family Code: White movie, which launched in Japan on December 22, 2023. Crunchyroll will bring the movie to international theaters in 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:58 PM
     Apex Legends Buster Sword R2r5 LocationFrom now until January 30, 2024, you can find Cloud's Buster Sword R2R5 in Apex Legends. In the Apex Legends x Final Fantasy 7 crossover, here is how to find the Buster Sword R2R5. Apex Legends x Final Fantasy 7: Buster Sword R2R5 location Up top, know that this article is aimed at helping you find the in-game Buster Sword R2R5, not the Mythic universal heirloom Buster Sword. While the Apex Legends x Final Fantasy 7 crossover event is live, you'll be able to play the Battle Royale Takeover LTM, which is the only place you'll have a chance at wielding the Buster Sword R2R5. Related: All Materia Hop-Ups in Apex Legends, explained The Buster Sword R2R5 is found just like every other item — in bins and on the ground. It comes down to RNG if you find the Buster Sword R2R5, but you can increase your chances of finding one by dropping into a Hot Zone, areas with higher loot values that rotate every game and usually attract a lot of pla...

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     Destiny 2 Peacekeepers Exotic Armor Guide Featured ImageThe Peacekeepers is an Exotic Leg Armor piece for Titans that players can earn in Destiny 2. It's a useful piece of gear that reloads stowed Submachine Guns and massively improves your handling. Here's you can get them for yourself in Destiny 2. Where to find the Peacekeepers in Destiny 2 The Peacekeepers can be found within any Exotic Engram earned through Ritual Activities in Destiny 2. So by completing Vanguard Strikes, Crucible Matches, or sets of Gambit, there's a chance you'll gain the Peacekeepers as a reward. This is of course dependent on you playing as a Titan when unlocking the Engram. Screenshot: PC Invasion It can also appear as an item sold by Xur when he appears on weekends but due to the huge pool of available items, this is a rarity. It's worth watching for what he has in stock anyway though. And once you've unlocked the Peacekeepers in Destiny 2, you can reroll them again via Red War Leg Decrypt...

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     Baldur's Gate 3 Characters That Should've Been RomanceableThere are tons of companions you can romance in the game, and some that can't be but should be. For that reason, we've created a list of 10 Baldur's Gate 3 characters that should've been romanceable. While I understand that not every NPC deserves a romantic storyline, there are so many possibilities in an alternate universe that would be incredible. And no, I'm not choosing Isobel or Dame Aylin — they're in a very happy relationship with each other that I refuse to break. Baldur's Gate 3: 10 characters that should be romanceable Screenshot: PC Invasion Dammon Dammon is a truly underrated character in BG3. This Tiefling serves as a blacksmith and helps Karlach tame her Infernal Engine. He never really asks for payment for the work he does with Karlach. He helps because he's a good friend. I found Dammon to be a wonderful character that I wished to get to know more. Based solely on the way he a...

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     Is Palworld Multiplayer Co Op Explained YesThis Pokémon-inspired open-world game lets you farm crops, craft items, and collect adorable Pals. But is Palworld co-op multiplayer, and how does it work? Before you get ahead of yourself, there's a lot you need to know about the single-player and multiplayer aspects of Palworld. Palworld: How does the co-op multiplayer work? Luckily, there is a co-op multiplayer mode in Palworld, but let me explain further how this works. It's not just your typical 4-player game, except for the fact that it's certainly a feature. In a private server, up to four players can explore dungeons, catch and breed Pals, and even create factories. Screenshot: Pocketpair Of course, you're free to play on your own. But did you know that you can create a dedicated server that allows up to 32 players? That's a pretty huge number, and you may not ever reach it. But it's neat to see that up to 32 people can live in one Palworld server to...

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The five minute video is narrated by Succession actor Brian Cox.

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A new trailer for the character was also released.

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