Jan 15, 22:00

Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 4:00 PM

With the pre-release of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown started, Ubisoft has chosen this week to rebrand its Ubisoft+ subscription services, and introduce a PC version of the "Classics" tier at a lower price. And a big part of this, says the publisher's director of subscriptions, Philippe Tremblay, is getting players…


PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 6:53 PM
     You can now play Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Siege for free, kind of

Ubisoft is changing the way its subscription service works, rebranding its plans to make room for the new Ubisoft Plus Premium and Ubisoft Plus Classics. While many of the previously available games will still be ready to play following these changes, PC players will have more options than ever before with Ubisoft's improved offers. If you want access to highly rated games like Far Cry 6 or Rainbow Six Siege, you won't want to look past these plans.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 5:15 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 update makes Gale more understanding

Baldur's Gate 3 is the gift that keeps on giving. Larian Studios' multi-award-winning RPG is back with yet another update, and this time the latest hotfix brings some important changes for those who love keeping Gale around and those suffering from buggy combat in-game. If you've accidentally lost Gale due to his own impatience rather than your selfish behavior, this patch should prevent everyone's favorite goddess-adoring wizard from jumping ship too soon.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 3:27 PM
     Ex Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 devs reveal new RPG, Dawnwalker

Dawnwalker is the stunning new RPG from ex-Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 developers now at Rebel Wolves, a freshly formed studio made up of CD Projekt Red's prior masterminds. While we previously knew to expect some sort of dark fantasy experience from the team, we've only just learned that the RPG is called Dawnwalker and have also finally received our first look at the hotly anticipated project.

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Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 9:30 PM

pokemon pecharunt

The official Pokemon YouTube channel has posted a video detailing the story of Pecharunt. This video digs a little deeper into the history of Kitakami, which is the region that came with the Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

You can watch the video here:


The story follows Pecharunt, which is a Pokemon that can create something called Binding Mochi. It "draws out the greed" of those who eat it, and Pecharunt can bind these people to it. The old couple Pecharunt lives with eventually asks it for a set of masks, and it, along with some Pokemon it tamed, go on to fight Ogerpon. The player could hear something like this story through The Teal Mask, though a slightly altered version.

Pecharunt's story draws heavily from the legend of Momotaro. This was evident in the designs for the Loyal Three, which resemble a dog, a pheasant, and a monkey, respectively. Momotaro also used kibi dango to gain their loyalty, much like how Pecharunt turns them into its allies through its Binding Mochi. Finally, both Momotaro and Pecharunt go to fight an ogre.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are readily available on the Nintendo Switch. You can also download the Teal Mask and the Indigo Disk expansions via the eShop.

The post Pokemon Pecharunt Video is Reminiscent of Momotaro appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 9:00 PM

tales of festival 2024

Bandai Namco has announced the dates for Tales of Festival 2024. It'll take place on June 1 and 2, 2024. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The theme for this year's Tales Fes will be a school festival, and it'll be at Kanagawa's Yokohama Arena. Currently, there's not much information on the website in regards to events or what to expect. However, here is a partial lists of voice actors who will be present on at least one of the two days:

  • Chihiro Suzuki (Luke in Tales of the Abyss)
  • Haruka Kudo (Kanonno in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd in Tales of Symphonia)
  • Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri in Tales of Vesperia)
  • Masaya Onosaka (Zelos in Tales of Symphonia)
  • Shino Shimoji (Shionne in Tales of Arise)
  • Takuya Sato (Alphen in Tales of Arise)

Tales of Festivals usually feature events like talk shows, character skits, and concerts. There will also be merchandise available, featuring characters from the majority of games in the series.

The last mainline Tales game to come out was Tales of Arise, which debuted in 2021. It has received many favorable reviews, and one of its characters, Dohalim, even won the popularity poll of that year. Alphen, the protagonist of the game, was in third place behind Tales of Zestiria's Mikleo.

Tales of Festival 2024 will take place on June 1 and 2, 2024. Tales of Arise is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.

The post Tales of Festival 2024 to Take Place in June appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 8:30 PM

inugami korone hoshinova moona hiatus hololive

Two Hololive VTubers—Inugami Korone and Moona Hoshinova—will take a break from streaming. Moona wants to take a break to focus on something urgent she's been putting off whereas Korone will take a break because she's sick.

Korone announced on Twitter (X) that she has a fever of 37.9 degrees Celsius. However, she assures people that she does not have COVID-19. Korone has not given a time frame for when she expects she'll recover, but she ends her Tweet by saying to wait for her and that she'll recover as quickly as possible. She also said that once she recovers, she wants to play Suspicious Person Information, which is an indie horror game.

As for Moona, she announced her hiatus on her January 15, 2024 freetalk stream. She stated that she has been so busy streaming that she has put off something urgent, but now she wants to focus on that. She also has a lot of homework she wants to do. Though she will be on break, she assures her viewers that she will be at Holo Expo and Holo Fes, which will be March 16 to March 17, 2024.

Korone and Moona of Hololive will be on hiatus for an unknown period of time. Other Hololive VTubers currently on break includes Laplus Darkness, who is on sick leave due to vocal cord nodules.

The post Hololive VTubers Korone and Moona to Take Break From Streaming appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 8:00 PM

hello kitty crocs

A 50th anniversary version of Hello Kitty Crocs will appear on January 18, 2024. There seems to be three different variations of the shoes.

The shoes will be available outside of Japan as well. For instance, they're already on the Canadian Crocs website, though they're Coming Soon and unavailable for pre-order. You can get a classic cog that's in Hello Kitty's white-and-red. This clog will come with black whiskers right on the shoes, as well as a bowtie Jibbitz charm. You can get this in multiple sizes for adults, children, and toddlers.

The other shoes are more specifically for adults. There is a Siren Clog that you can get in blue, with a Hello Kitty pattern all over the top. It'll come with a red bow and figure Jibbitz charms, and has a 3.6 inch heel height. There will also be a Stomp Slide, which is essentially slippers with a slight heel. The sole has a sparkly, somewhat Y2K look to it, and it'll come with a red bow Jibbitz charm. Like the Siren Clog, there's a Hello Kitty pattern on the shoe and the heel height is 2.7 inches.

The 50th Anniversary Hello Kitty Crocs will come out on January 18, 2024. Other merchandise for the event include a reusable calendar and dolls.

The post Hello Kitty 50th Anniversary Crocs Come With Bow Jibbitz appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 7:30 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Hiita the Fire Charmer figure header

A figure of Hiita the Fire Charmer from Yu-Gi-Oh is available for purchase from Kotobukiya. It costs 19,800 JPY, or $135.80. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

This is a 1/7 scale figure and stands at approximately 295 millimeters tall. In some of the pictures for Hiita, Kotobukiya has posed her with Eria the Water Charmer. There are also prototypes of Aussa the Earth Charmer and Wynn the Wind Charmer next to them. Kotobukiya's Hiita the Fire Charmer has her in something like a battle pose, with her waving her staff through the air. She looks like she's either in the middle of casting a spell or running into combat.

Hiita the Fire Charmer is a Spellcaster who's part of the Cataclysmic Charmer, Spiritual Art, and Familiar-Possessed series of cards. There are other versions of the character, such as Blazing Hiita or Hiita the FIre Channeler. But they all have different designs. The Fire Charmer version of the character is a 3-star monster whose Flip effect lets it take control of one of your opponent's Fire Monsters. You'll be able to control it so long as Hiita is face-up on the field.

The Hiita the Fire Charmer figure from Yu-Gi-Oh is available for purchase from stores like AmiAmi. Other upcoming figures from Yu-Gi-Oh includes a Nendoroid of Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki) from Yu-Gi-Oh GX.

The post Yu-Gi-Oh Hiita the Fire Charmer Figure Available Now appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 6:30 PM
     Modern Warfare 3 Nolan And DokkaebiIf you are aiming to win a round in Multiplayer, you will have to beat the best of the best, at least once. Here is how to get Kingslayer kills in Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 3: How to get Kingslayer kills Getting Kingslayer kills may come across naturally while you play your favorite Multiplayer matches. You have probably already landed a couple of those without noticing it. As you might imagine thanks to its name, that to get Kingslayer kills you will have to defeat the top-scorer member of the opposite team. This can get a bit chaotic because locating the top enemy scorer can get a bit messy, especially if you are playing on larger maps. Moreover, the top scorer will change during the map, so you have to be extra careful. Image: Sledgehammer Games For that reason, there are some things you can take into account whenever you are trying to collect Kingslayer kills for a certain challenge or armory unlock. First of all, equipping a good loadou...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 5:19 PM
     Fortnite Creative IslandsUpon logging into Fortnite, a quick flick of the mouse or joystick will reveal a library of user-generated content crafted using Fortnite's Creative tools. While many of these are genuinely impressive experiences with considerable audiences, it's clear that Fortnite is suffering from a severe lack of content moderation. A sea of low-effort experiences, copyright violations, AI-generated images, and, recently, even hateful content is plaguing Fortnite's "Play" tab. While the worst offenders are generally removed quickly, it begs the question of why Islands such as the ones highlighted by @Eason825_ below pass Epic Games' approval system in the first place. If this isn't a sign to bring back the 10 year account bans for #FortniteCreative #UEFN #Fortnite violations idk what is… stuff like this needs to be stopped. Should not pass moderation in the first place. Silence won't do anything but upset us more. This is disappointing. ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 4:36 PM
     Modern Warfare 3 Demonic CallNothing like some demonic magic to take over your gun and provide better stats. Here is how to unlock the Demonic Call attachment in Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 3: How to unlock Demonic Call attachment The Demonic Call not only provides a great, fiery, and end-of-the-world aesthetic to your BAS-B battle rifle, but it also provides some boosts to your base-level stats. It will improve your sprint to fire speed, your recoil control, and your gun kick control, as well as adding Bloodfire Tracers on impact and Bloodfire Dismemberment as a death effect. If you wish to sport this blueprint, you will need to purchase the whole Horseman War: Ultra Skin / Tracer Pack, which will set you back 2,400 COD points which equates to 19.99 US dollars. You will not only get the Demonic Call but also the War Horse Operator skin as well as many other rewards. Here is a full list of all items included in the Horseman War pack: "War Horse" Swagger Skin (includes Mag Out Finish...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 4:19 PM
     Best Survival Games In 2024With 2024 chugging along, there are numerous exciting survival games incoming. With that in mind, we have a list of the 8 best survival games coming in 2024. Survival is a wildly-popular genre with a growing fanbase and an evermore-growing list of games available. If you're looking to see what's out in 2024 for this genre, here are some of the most hyped releases. 8 most exciting survival games releasing in 2024 Image: Keen Games GmbH Enshrouded One of the most highly-anticipated survival games of 2024 has to be Enshrouded, releasing January 24 for Early Access. You play as the Flameborn, who is the final hope of a dying race. Survive the vast fog that has corrupted the lands, and reclaim your territory. This game is full of crafting, combat, and other fun RPG elements, alongside a huge open world. You'll start from nothing, having to face the fog and wilds by scavenging for resources and facing off against dangerous creatu...

Gamer Empire Monday, January 15, 2024 3:54 PM
     In Stardew Valley, you will have to juggle many aspects of rural life in the fictional Pelican Town, where mining, fighting monsters, growing crops, and fishing are the norm. As you do your best to catch the best fish and make a lot of money by selling them, you will realize that there are many […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 4:04 PM
     Renegade Game Studios has announced the official release of the "Dark Skies Over Equestria" sourcebook for the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game. The new adventure series book is now available for purchase, inviting players to delve into the magical land of Equestria and face a looming threat from the enigmatic changelings. The storyline unfolds as …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 3:52 PM
     The recent Kickstarter campaign for "Evolved – Superhero TTRPG" has exceeded expectations, securing $24,290 in pledges, well surpassing its initial $13,000 goal. With 269 backers and 15 days left in the campaign, this third-party Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) RPG, powered by Goodman Games, is set to offer an engaging and expansive gaming experience. "Evolved" presents …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 3:38 PM
     In a recent blog post, the Deathwing, revered veterans of the enigmatic Dark Angels, take center stage in the latest Sunday Preview by Games Workshop. Arriving just in time for a crusade in the Pariah Nexus, these warriors clad in Tactical Dreadnought armor are poised for battle, led by none other than Belial, the Grand …

WGB Monday, January 15, 2024 3:51 PM
     According to a report by the folk at Eurogamer, UK retailer GAME will stop accepting trade-ins from next month, marking a massive shift for the business.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 15, 2024 4:49 PM

New character details were also released.

The post Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Gets New Trailer and Details appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 15, 2024 4:02 PM

A trailer for the character Zafina was recently released.

The post Tekken 8 Gets New Opening movie Trailer, DLC Character Eddy Gordo Announced appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, January 15, 2024 3:23 PM

The game's sales recently surpassed 20 million units worldwide.

The post Elden Ring DLC May Be Getting an Update Soon appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Jan 15, 14:00

Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 1:55 PM

Staff from the UK's biggest video game retailer, GAME, have told Eurogamer the retailer is to stop accepting trade-ins. Which, if true, is the end of an era.


Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 12:00 PM

Whether there's an omnipotent God or not, he or she definitely exists and hates printers. Like Bluetooth, printers are against God's wishes, violating universal laws on such a level that they must be forced not to work in ever-more impossibly unlikely ways. As such, the people who make them are cursed to be purest evil…


Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 10:30 AM

A fun-sounding project, a Nintendo 64 demake of Portal, has been pulled from Steam. It's developer, however, is imploring people not to get angry with Valve, suggesting his idea was always doomed from the start. And yet, you know, I'm still a bit mad.


Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 9:15 AM

The announcement that Nintendo Switch Online's Game Boy Advance range is to receive RPGs Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age is incredibly welcome news. But there are still some absolutely colossal gaps, some all-time great GBA games that we'd love to play on our Switches. Nintendo! Hear our pleas!


Kotaku Monday, January 15, 2024 9:00 AM

Cast your mind back to July 2022. It was around the time the marketplace for NFTs was collapsing, and crypto scams were falling apart everywhere you looked. That was when GameStop declared its intention to get into all that cool web 3.0 stuff. Well, you're never going to believe it, but it hasn't worked out so well.…


PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 1:56 PM
     Rocksteady reportedly worked on a non-DC game before Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League is approaching quickly, and we can't wait to get our villainous hands on the open-world shooter. The expansive cast of characters is as iconic as they come, with some of DC's most beloved antiheroes taking center stage. As Rocksteady Studios is working on its upcoming comic-inspired adventure, a new report seems to reveal that the developer allegedly never planned a Superman game. Instead, it reportedly may have been developing a non-DC multiplayer game.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 1:04 PM
     Mysterious Halo battle royale is dead, allegedly

Halo Infinite doesn't have a battle royale mode, but a mysterious Halo project codenamed Halo Tatanka from a collaboration between both 343 Industries and Certain Affinity could have given us that chaotic king of the hill experience. Unfortunately, though, the unannounced Halo battle royale may never come to light after all as a recent podcast reveals that Tatanka was allegedly canceled.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 12:24 PM
     23 years later, this classic RPG puts most modern games to shame

There exists somewhere, in game design and game development, a borderline mythical sweet spot between substance and readability. You want games that are full, that are rich, that have plenty to say and plenty for you to do. Simultaneously, you want something legible - I remember turning on Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the first in-game pop-up telling me I had 150 Codex entries I could read, and immediately feeling encumbered and lost to the point that I didn't want to play.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 12:18 PM
     The Day Before still has one player logging in, a week before shutdown

One person is still playing The Day Before, alone, as the most overhyped and underbaked game of recent memory has just one week of life left in it before the servers go offline forever. The Day Before hit zero players just 17 day after launch, but has since continued to draw occaisional users, including one, solitary devotee.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 12:06 PM
     AMD's new CPUs will halve your SSD speed and slash GPU performance

It's not looking good for the gaming performance of AMD's new low-end Ryzen 8000 CPUs with integrated graphics. According to the latest information, new APUs based on the AMD Phoenix 1 core will only be able to run PCIe 4.0 SSDs at half their potential top speed. Not only that, but gaming performance when using a separate graphics card will also be slower than usual.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:58 AM
     Exodus release date estimate, trailer, gameplay, and latest news

When is the Exodus release date? If I had a nickel for every time Matthew McConaughey embarked on an interstellar journey afflicted by time dilation, I would have two nickels. Exodus is the inaugural game from Archetype Entertainment, comprised of industry veterans across notable AAA studios such as Bioware, Naughty Dog, and 343 Industries. The studio is also helmed by James Ohlen, venerable lead designer on Dragon Age: Origins, Knights of the Old Republic, and more. Suffice it to say, Exodus' design pedigree is certainly promising.

The Exodus release date is set to deliver an original sci-fi universe that's shaping up to resemble Mass Effect more than games like Starfield. Choice is the driving force behind its non-linear story, which sends us across time and space to secure humanity's future among the stars. The upcoming RPG could well be one of the best PC games of its release year – but which year, exactly? Here's all the latest surrounding the release date, including news, gameplay trailers, and story details to keep you up to speed.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:50 AM
     Hot swapping is dead, the Steam Deck just got a 2TB MicroSD

The first 2TB MicroSD has been revealed, and it's about to make storing games on your Steam Deck a whole lot easier. AGI is behind the SDXC card that will now make it possible for MicroSD storage to match SSD capacity at 2TB. Now you've got no excuse for not getting through your backlog.

If you already own one of the best handheld gaming PCs in the Steam Deck, it doesn't matter whether you went big or small with your storage choice, the chances are you'll always need or want more. We've previously looked at the best MicroSD cards for Steam Deck and can see the AGI taking the top spot with this new 2TB solution.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:47 AM
     Best Meta Quest 3 games January 2024

What are the best Meta Quest 3 games? We're a few months into the Meta Quest 3's life now and the future is looking very bright as 2024 rolls on. We've already seen some exceptional games released in the final few months of 2023, including major AAA franchises and long-awaited sequels, but this year promises to be even bigger.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:20 AM
     When is the next Steam sale?

When is the next Steam sale? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre-specific sales, it's a good idea to keep these dates to hand.

Fortunately, Valve has released the entire Steam sale dates for the rest of the year and beyond, so that you can plan your wishlist. Whether you're looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or simply the best PC games of all time, there's something for everyone on Steam. Smaller publisher sales can introduce you to new favorites if you get to the bargains in time, while seasonal sales are much bigger and last one to two weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available with chunkier discounts.

Continue reading When is the next Steam sale?
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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:01 AM
     No Rest for the Wicked release date window, story, and trailers

What is the No Rest for the Wicked release date? Moon Studios has a pretty good track record; even though it only has two games under its belt, those two games happen to be Ori and the Blind Forest, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, so, y'know, pretty good. The next game from the acclaimed studio, No Rest for the Wicked, looks to change things up quite dramatically, but in a good way.

No Rest for the Wicked is an action RPG that is part Diablo, part Dark Souls, and maybe another, slightly smaller part Game of Thrones. You're saving the world, obviously, but there's more at play here as you slice your way through soldiers, religious folk, and unspeakable terrors: politics! Here's when we think No Rest for the Wicked will be released, as well as what we know of the story, and the main trailer.

PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:55 AM
     When is Palworld coming out? PC release times

When is Palworld coming out? On top of the imminent date, the developer of the 'Pokemon with guns' game, Pocketpair, has now given us exact release times for every region, alongside a comprehensive FAQ detailing just what you can expect with the Game Pass and Steam Early Access launch.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:52 AM
     League of Legends' negative LP spurts are

I love League of Legends, but ranked has always been the bane of my existence. I gave up relatively early in my 2023 climb attempt because I felt like I'd lose most of my hard-earned LP in one fell swoop following a loss - and not a particularly bad loss, either. As my climb begins in season 14, I'm already a little sceptical about just how much LP I'm losing - but, according to Riot, those levels are "normal."

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:52 AM
     Slay the Spire meets Hearthstone as new card game sets release date

Acolyte of the Altar is a roguelike deck builder that, on the digital table, more closely resembles a traditional collectible card game such as Hearthstone or Magic the Gathering than it does the likes of Slay the Spire or Monster Train. Built by Black Kite Games, founded in 2020 by former Red Dead Redemption 2 designer Cameron Reid, and inspired by the grand boss battles of Shadow of the Colossus, the Acolyte of the Altar release date has officially been confirmed, and you can try the game now with a free Steam demo.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 11:10 AM
     Grab free access to new MMO that combines Stardew Valley and The Sims

Ever wondered what it would be like if the Sims packed up and decided to settle on a new planet? How about Stardew Valley but sci-fi? Seed aims to answer these questions and more with its society-building gameplay and neat genre mashups. This one sees you managing space colonists tasked with setting up life on a new planet 1,000 years after Earth's demise. The individual colonists are controlled by AI, but you are the lone master of their collective actions, deciding which tasks to prioritize in their quest to build a new home among the stars.

PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:49 AM
     Cities Skylines 2 CEO says community is becoming more toxic

The Cities Skylines 2 community is becoming increasingly toxic, Colossal Order CEO Mariina Hallikainen, also known as 'martsu,' says. With new Cities Skylines 2 editing tools still in testing, and plenty of new material for the city building sequel set for the coming year, Colossal Order sets out various ways to combat "a growing tendency of toxicity" in the CS2 community, urging players to "always be kind" to both developers and one another. The new Cities Skylines 2 mods platform is also expected to debut in the coming months, which Colossal Order says is its highest priority.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:31 AM
     This slimline graphics card from MSI is an anime lover's dream

MSI might not have sealed an Evangelion licensing deal like Asus, but it's still looking to cash in on the growing anime gaming PC market. The component maker has just unveiled a new Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super graphics card with an anime-style backplate. The new MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gaming X Slim MLG also has a thin footprint, with a width of just 46mm, enabling it to squeeze into tight spaces, such as some mini-ITX cases.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:07 AM
     Elden Ring DLC hinted by mysterious new FromSoftware Steam update

Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree might be arriving sooner rather than later, as beloved RPG and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware makes a potentially telling new update to the Elden Ring Steam backend. Perhaps the most anticipated DLC in the world, especially now Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is here, we're still waiting for news on the Shadow of the Erdtree launch, or details on how specifically From is expanding the Lands Between. Nevertheless, the Elden Ring Steam page has some new, tantalizing details.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:06 AM
     The 19 best Baldur's Gate 3 mods

What are the best Baldur's Gate 3 mods? The modding community working on Larian games has a storied history when it comes to DOS and Baldur's Gate, and the BG3 community is no different thanks to official mod support for the DnD game. We've delved into the BG3 mods that are available to add even more to the already massively entertaining game to find the very best ones.

As we tell you in our Baldur's Gate 3 review, the RPG game is filled with interesting and unique experiences, including hours of content that most players will likely never see, which includes most of the Baldur's Gate 3 endings. Somehow, though, the modding community has still found gaps worth filling in Baldur's Gate 3.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 10:43 AM
     Honkai Star Rail current banner, next banner, and 2.0 banners

What is the current and next Honkai Star Rail banner? If you're looking to acquire the best five-star characters for your team, then wishing on banners is your best bet. Banners rotate on a regular basis, so it can be difficult to decide whether to go all-in on the current banner or wait for the next one. Our banner schedule includes everyone you can pull during the 1.6 update, as well as a list of upcoming characters that are set to appear in later updates.

The Honkai Star Rail banner system almost entirely relies upon the luck of the draw, where you can trade in your hard-earned Star Rail passes for the opportunity to pull the best Honkai Star Rail characters. If you're new to HoYoverse's gacha-driven free PC games, our crash course to Honkai Star Rail Warps is invaluable for understanding banners and how they work, as well as the latest Honkai Star Rail codes to redeem currency. Now that we've got you up to speed, here's the lowdown for the current and next banner in Honkai Star Rail updates.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:40 AM
     This Cyberpunk 2077 gaming PC build is straight out of Night City

This stunning Cyberpunk 2077 rig is filled with glowing goodies – it looks like it came straight off the street in Night City. Dystopian fiction fan Richi Bowzer spent a year creating this gaming PC, which can boot into two PCs for two-player gaming, and has an incredible amount of custom paintwork, as well as a nifty screen on the PSU shroud.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch builds. Here we talk to the creator Richi about how he built this Cyberpunk 2077 theme dual gaming PC.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:51 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links January 2024

January 15, 2024: We've added new entries to our list of free dice links.

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 Monday, January 15, 2024 9:52 AM
     You can now play Doom on 200 RGB fans

The wonders of the CES show floor are often still capable of throwing the odd surprise our way. This year, a giant wall of 200 be quiet! RGB fans have been turned into a display capable of playing Doom and Tetris. But don't watch it for too long, because you might get Rickrolled.

Our coverage of CES 2024 isn't over and while we have focused on many exciting new products due to land over the next year and beyond, the show is about more than just new ways to spend your cash.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:34 AM
     New dual-perspective Steam RPG perfect for classic fans of the genre

If you're looking for a new RPG in the vein of beloved classics like Baldur's Gate 3 and Morrowind, but with some distinctly modern ideas, the newly released Archaelund is for you. Out now in Steam Early Access, you explore the fantasy world in first-person, only to then fight your turn-based battles in a top-down perspective. Oh, and it's also almost entirely developed by one person.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best fantasy games, Best indie games, Best RPGs

PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:23 AM
     AceZone A-Spire gaming headset review

The AceZone A-Spire is one of the most interesting headsets I've tested in recent months. It's a $319 headset for starters, which puts it up against the best of the best before we even consider any other factors. What's more, and introduces an interesting selection of features including active noise cancellation, dual wired and wireless connectivity, and audio performance that is seemingly perfect for the eSports niche at which it's aimed.

We've seen headsets target competitive players before, but not to the same extent that the A-Spire does. It's certainly enough on paper to put the AceZone A-Spire on course for a place in our best gaming headset guide, but does it achieve such an accolade? Read on to find out.

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PCGamesN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:08 AM
     All 100 Palworld pals – the complete Paldeck

What are the Palworld pals? These friendly, or often unfriendly, little pals are pocket-sized monsters that can work alongside you to fight, gather food, construct, and more. Sound familiar? Well, there are 100 of them available to meet in the early access version of the game, with this list expanding to 175 later on.

By the time the Palworld release date rolls around we should know much more about these cute little critters, but for now we'll list the Palworld pals, or Paldeck, in full along with all of the information we know about the open-world game's inhabitants so far. Bear in mind that the Paldeck number noted does not reflect the Pal's in-game number, and this will be added once the game is released, or we see it in Pocketpair's marketing materials.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Palworld pals, Palworld starter, Palworld system requirements

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 1:33 PM

We've had barely an official word on Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree since it was announced about a year ago, itself a year after the release of From Software's superb open-world soulslike. That hasn't stopped a steady drip of decidedly unofficial rumours and signs about the Elden Ring expansion could arrive, though - and the latest indication is that Shadow of the Erdtree's release date might be soon. Very soon, in fact.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 12:58 PM

The developers of renovation sim House Flipper 2 have outlined their own ongoing renovation plans for the chill clean-and-decorate game, including notable bug fixes and incoming features missing from its predecessor.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 11:30 AM

Hello folks. It's probably officially too far into January to get away with saying Happy New Year now, but stuff it, I'll wish you a good one anyway, as well as a warm welcome back to Letter From The Editor. This month's letter can be considered very much a part two to the one I wrote in November, in which we had a sneaky peek at the behind the scenes process of putting together our annual RPS Advent Calendar (or in regular video game website speak, our big games of the year feature).

We always have a big old voting barney around November time to decide which games do or don't make the cut in our Advent Calendar (that is: we all submit top ten lists and we count up the votes afterwards), and every year lots of you try and guess which ones will make it over on the RPS Discord. Inevitably, there are only so many slots for what is always a heck of a lot of games put forward, but the key question has always been thus: who voted for what? WELL. For the first time ever, come and find out below as we reveal all.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 11:03 AM

War Hospital, out now on Steam, is about subsisting on the periphery of a war and keeping it firmly off-screen by means of adept time management. Set in 1918, it puts you in charge of a field hospital in northern France, a few minutes drive from the frontline. Here's how all that works: casualties arrive from the trenches by ambulance or stretcher, and are carried by your medics to a clearing station, where nurses look after them before they're seen by a doctor. Patients may be lightly or severely injured, but they will all eventually die if they're left unattended.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 10:34 AM

First reported by MP1st, Raven Software lead designer Michael Gummelt mentioned a couple of cancelled projects on his Linkedin page. One was a live service version of Call Of Duty's zombies mode, and the other, a revival of a classic Raven IP. I'm not sad about one and I'm mildly sad over the other, with the mystery not being too hard to solve.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 10:30 AM

I mentioned this in a What Are We Playing? and the podcast last week, but I've been playing a point and click puzzle game called Twilight Oracle, which is out at the end of the month. It's cool! It reminds me a lot of Legends Of Kyrandia, in that it doesn't need to explain why stuff in the world is like it is, it just is. Big talking fish? Sure. Skull floating in space? You betcha.

Twilight Oracle isn't immune to the kind of counter-intuitive puzzle solves that are sort of inherent to the genre (use pineapple on wallet, etc.), but there's a demo to see for yourself, and I thought it'd be just as well to make more of you aware of it before it comes out on the 30th of January. Also because I wanted to point out that one of the reasons I have been enjoying Twilight Oracle is the colour.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 10:21 AM

Combine the turn-based mech battles of Into The Breach with the rule-changing puzzling of Baba Is You and you have Mobile Suit Baba, whose launch I entirely missed right before Christmas. Pick a squad of mechs to field in different scenarios where you must push, pull, and slam your way to victory. All of which will be so much easier if you rewrite the rules by shunting around syntax blocks. And yes, Baba is piloting a giant Baba-shaped mech.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 8:13 AM

Lost Boys Interactive have reportedly been hit by "sizable" layoffs, as overall owner Embracer Group continue the "restructuring" program that claimed over 900 jobs at various studios last year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 7:48 AM

Given the sheer quantity of games releasing on Steam these days, having a neat little elevator pitch for your game can be vital in helping it stand out. For example, if I get an email saying a game is like "Obra Dinn meets such and such" or "Into The Breach but a deckbuilder", that's like personal catnip to me, and can be a handy indicator of whether I should investigate further - maybe watch a gameplay trailer for it, say, or see if it's got a demo. Case in point: this is exactly how I stumbled upon the upcoming Donkey Kong Country-esque platformer Windswept last week, although instead of an email, I saw it on the growing "Your game is too much like..." thread over on Xwitter - which is definitely worth a browse if you have very niche interests in need of a good scratch.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, January 15, 2024 7:10 AM

Do you like trapping innocent, extinct animals in diabolical, broken worlds of your own devising, miring them in a purgatory of genre comparisions from which they may never escape? Because Ark: Survival Ascended developers Studio Wildcard and Grove Street Games are promising/threatening to "put the power of unbridled game creation directly in your hands" with the game's next major dev kit update, which will release by the end of January.

This will greatly expand the game's moddability, though concrete details are thin on the ground. It'll ship with a "Mario-inspired" platformer to show you how. There's also a dev kit update planned next week for multiplayer spin-off Ark: The Survival Of The Fittest. This will allow you to "sculpt the ultimate battlegrounds where your fellow ARK survivors will fight to see who will be the ultimate survivor".

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Twinfinite Monday, January 15, 2024 11:02 AM
Is there a code for a free Sideshow Bob? I really like Sideshow Bob.

Twinfinite Monday, January 15, 2024 9:00 AM
The year of Game Pass.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 1:00 PM

Groove Coaster 4MAX Diamond Galaxy arcade game going offline

Taito announced that it will shut down its online servers for Groove Coaster 4MAX: Diamond Galaxy and turn it into a permanently offline game on April 1, 2024, at 6 AM JST. The rhythm arcade game will remain available after the date, as long as arcade centers still retain its cabinets.

Once the game goes offline, players will no longer be able to record their play data with NESiCA cards. In exchange, the Extra mode and all difficulty levels for each song will be unlocked by default. Versus mode will only be available locally if the outlet is running multiple cabinets of the same game.

The company will also shut down the Groove Coaster 4MAX My Page website, where players could view achievements and customize their in-game interfaces, on April 8, 2024.

The Groove Coaster series producer Takuma Hanagata provided more context to the arcade game's offline transition. In late 2022, his team announced that new content updates were no longer possible due to hard drive constraints. Even though the team promised that the online servers would remain available for the foreseeable future, the lack of new content directly led to fewer outlets retaining the game's cabinets.

The team ultimately decided that continuing to maintain online services in this situation would be difficult. It will hold one last online versus event where players can collect titles and trophies before the Groove Coaster arcade game goes offline.

Groove Coaster 4MAX: Diamond Galaxy is available in arcades.

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Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 12:30 PM

Snow sculpture of Rising Freedom Gundam from Gundam SEED Freedom in Sapporo

A snow sculpture of Rising Freedom Gundam, Kira Yamato's new Mobile Suit in Gundam SEED Freedom, will appear at the 74th Sapporo Snow Festival. The event will run from February 4 -11, 2024. Bandai Namco also noted that this will be the first time ever a Gundam-themed snow sculpture is shown at the annual festival.

The snow sculpture will feature a large bust of the Rising Freedom Gundam. The Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom logo will also appear on the panel.

Bandai Namco will also set up a merchandise booth wrapped with key visuals from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom near the sculpture. The movie will be already available in Japanese theaters by the time the Sapporo Snow Festival runs in February 2024. The booth will be open every day during the event period from 11 AM to 8 PM JST.

The snow sculpture will just be one of the numerous exhibitions Sunrise and Bandai Namco will hold to promote Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom. The group will set up exhibitions dedicated to the movie at Tamashii Nations and Animate outlets in Japan. It also newly revealed that The Gundam Base Pop-Up store will open temporarily in New Chitose Airport with a focus on the new movie from January 26, 2024, to February 11, 2024.

The 74th Sapporo Snow Festival will take place on February 4-11, 2024. The Rising Freedom Gundam snow sculpture will appear at the HBC German Square in 7-chome of the Odori Venue. It will help promote Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom, which launches in Japanese theaters on January 26, 2024.

The post Rising Freedom Gundam Snow Sculpture Will Appear in Sapporo appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 12:00 PM

Diablo III Season 30

Once Diablo IV released, I never really expected Blizzard Entertainment to continue supporting Diablo III outside of a skeleton crew. While Season 28 and 29 came and went, Diablo III Season 30 has been a pleasant surprise, as it has allowed players who otherwise lost interest in the ARPG during its early years to experience previous Seasons with some extra bells and whistles tacked on. While no major content updates have been planned for Diablo III as of the release of Season 30, there will still be enough to chew through as previous Seasons go on rotation.

As mentioned previously, Season 30 isn't exactly novel, but instead is an exploration of content that appeared in Season 1 with some mechanics from previous Seasons tacked on. What makes this interesting is that Diablo III has more or less all of it's kinks ironed out, which means that new and returning players are experiencing the game at its best. (Though this is debatable depending on what class or build you preferred.) For me, I sort of weaved in an out of Diablo III depending on when I wanted to scratch my ARPG itch. I played the game on launch and experienced it in it's roughest state, flipping through stages as a Demon Hunter only to drop the game a few weeks later after carrying a friend and their mom through the end game.

Diablo III Season 30
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I returned for the Reaper of Souls expansion, giving the Wizard a try, but ultimately fell back into playing a Demon Hunter. I enjoyed the Rift system a lot, even wishing it had returned for Diablo IV, but again I ended up dipping out of Diablo III to play something else. The game didn't hold my attention for any long periods of time, which was fine. However, leading up to the release of Diablo IV, I jumped back into Diablo III again, but this time with a dedicated group made up of friends who were either veterans of the series or entirely new.

We played through Season 27 and even streamed some of Season 28, eagerly awaiting it's release to run through Rifts and other end game activities in the game's Adventure mode together. With Season 30, I've reinstalled Diablo III to play with that very same group again once we have time. But what I've experienced on my own lured me into continuing. It's content that I missed out on due to my waxing and waning interest in the game. Though knowing that no major changes will be coming any time soon has made it all the more appealing. I know what builds I want to aim for and I know what I can work towards effectively through Diablo III's prestige system.

Diablo III Season 30
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Also, incorporating mechanics from previous systems means that players can choose how they want to progress and gain passives and elixirs. It adds a permanent depth to what is effectively just making numbers go up and killing things quickly and efficiently in a way that feels satisfying.

While I may not stick with Diablo III Season 30 for very long, I know what I'm getting and I know it's going to be a good time. And if you are a player that maybe dropped off either with Diablo III's base game or with Reaper of Souls, I genuinely believe this Season is worth checking out, especially if you weren't exactly captured by how slow Diablo IV's general pace is. Diablo III is erratic, frantic, but ultimately fun, and I'm surprised at just how enjoyable Season 30 is.

Diablo III is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The post Diablo III Season 30 Is a Pleasant Surprise appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 11:30 AM

Tekken 8 original soundtrack

Bandai Namco revealed that the Tekken 8 original soundtrack will be available in both physical and digital formats and Eddy Gordo will be the first DLC character. Eddy will appear in Spring 2024. The digital soundtrack will appear first on the same day as the fighting game's release date, and the physical album will be released later in March 2024.

Here's the DLC announcement. Eddy will be the first of four DLC characters in 2024, with one appearing in each season.


The Tekken 8 original soundtrack will contain 42 tracks ranging from in-match BGMs to the Tekken Fight Lounge lobby theme. The tracks will have a combined total length of over 170 minutes.

The physical album will come with many bonus items. Bandai Namco will split the soundtrack into four CDs and contain them in a large jacket that would normally host a vinyl record. It will also come with a large 36-page booklet containing liner notes from the 13-person composer team, including background descriptions for all 16 stages in the game. A sheet containing transparent stickers inspired by all 32 launch characters will complete the set.

Tekken 8 physical soundtrack
Image courtesy of Bandai Namco

The Tekken 8 physical soundtrack will cost 6,800 yen (~$46.65). Pre-orders for the album are immediately available on Amazon Japan, which supports international shipping. Amazon will also offer a tin badge as an exclusive bonus item.

The Tekken 8 digital soundtrack will appear worldwide on the same day Bandai Namco releases the fighting game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26, 2024. The physical soundtrack will be available on March 13, 2024. The Tekken 8 Eddy Gordo DLC will arrive in Spring 2024.

The post Tekken 8 Eddy Gordo DLC, Soundtrack Releases Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, January 15, 2024 9:00 AM

Persona 3 Reload won't contain certain content from past games at launch, such as the female main character or The Answer. However, new story DLC content beyond the usual costumes and soundtracks could make up for the remake lacking these features.

Persona 3 Reload
Image via Atlus

Persona 3 Reload DLC could be a perfect way to tie us over until Persona 6

Persona is a series with many costume DLC across titles like Persona 5, but it hasn't yet attempted major story expansions through downloadable content. With the release of the inevitable Persona 6 likely a ways away, this new content could extend the lifetime of this highly anticipated remake and keep fans busy for a good while until the next game.

It would be great to see a Season Pass or something of the sort down the line, with maybe a year or so of dedicated new story DLC for the game. To be clear, I am not expecting this title to suddenly get FeMC as an additional option later down the line, as that would be a huge undertaking they are unlikely to do this late into the experience.

However, what this story DLC could focus on is bringing new experiences to players. For instance, an early DLC drop could include perhaps a new optional expansion to Tartarus or an unexpected part-time job. There is even the potential for a new social link or harder content to make the game worth replaying.

Persona 3 Reload battle
Image via Atlus

The Answer DLC just makes sense

Above all else, I think major DLC content for Persona 3 Reload could offer at least one significant expansion for the game. There are two options I have in mind, and the first is something from FES that makes sense in this title: The Answer. This epilogue content focusing on Aigis as the playable protagonist is immensely challenging.

The Answer was also offered as a separate mode in the main menu in the first place when it came out. As such, it makes sense to do this again and offer a remake of The Answer down the road for fans to look forward to. This would give players a reason to come back to the game, whether they've played this content before or not.

In addition, this could be a chance to expand upon The Answer. This could be in the form of a couple of hours of side content for the story to give something more for fans to do in the DLC. Since The Answer already exists, this would be more straightforward than a new story entirely.

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New DLC focusing on a Side Story would still be great

While it feels less likely, I think it would be great to see Persona 3 Reload story DLC that focuses on a new side story. There are a few options for this, but something separate from the main story for players to check out. The first idea I have is for a prequel dungeon story of sorts, similar to The Answer, but before the main game.

It could focus on Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Shinjiro during their initial Dark Hour investigations. This would give us more time with these characters and some context for events in the main story. Another option could be something after the main plot, similar to The Answer. I could see a story revolving around the Shadow Operatives. This could show what Mitsuru and other members of the group shown in Persona 4 Arena do in their regular missions.

Persona 3 Reload releases for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 2, 2024.

The post Persona 3 Reload Would Benefit from Story DLC Content appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 1:39 PM
     How To Change Your Display Name In The Finals StairsFor some reason, The Finals has a lot going on under the surface. You wouldn't expect it, but there's so much going on other than shooting other constants. For example, I didn't know you could counter poison gas — that became a game changer. However, players are finding more gameplay elements that can turn the tide of the match. There are cannons on certain maps in The Finals and they are usable. Read on below to find out more.  The Finals: PSA the cannons are usable On maps like Manaco, there are a few cannons near cash-out points. Thanks to a discovery made by Reddit user RandomRaccoon2909 who posted a video demonstrating the use of the cannons, The Finals can be even more chaotic. However, you can't move them, so when you're using the cannons, make sure your target is in front of you. As for reloading, it seems like the cannons auto-reload after some time. I would suggest getting one shot in and then leaving the area.  If you're an achieveme...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 1:07 PM
     Tekken 8 Ultimate Edition GuideTekken 8 is just around the corner and there are of course various versions of the game you can currently pre-order. Apart from the Collector's Edition, the Ultimate Edition of Tekken 8 is the most inclusive and expensive. Here's what's included in this form of the game. Tekken 8: What comes with the Ultimate Edition The Ultimate Edition of Tekken 8 comes with a variety of DLC both big and small. But the stuff that's included should be something that nearly every Tekken fan would appreciate. The biggest inclusion with the Ultimate Edition is the Playable Character Year 1 Pass, which grants you access to four characters that will come throughout 2024. Spring 2024's character has already been announced to be Eddy Gordo. And I think everyone can unanimously agree that this is already a fantastic inclusion. Eddy is one of Tekken's most fun characters to play after all. The other three characters are a mystery for now but we should ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 12:21 PM
     Best Gale Build In Baldurs Gate 3This human Wizard is one of the beloved companions you can recruit in BG3. If you want to befriend him, this Gale approval guide for Baldur's Gate 3 should help you out. There are plenty of things Gale will both approve and disapprove of. Whether you'd like to be his friend, or even romance him, here are some tips to get close with Gale. Gale approval and romance guide in Baldur's Gate 3 Gale is an upbeat Wizard who can become a pretty powerful party member for your crew, depending on his Wizard subclass. Before we get into some general approval tips for Gale, here is a guide on some of the dialogue choices you should make in Baldur's Gate 3 to win him over. Screenshot by PC Invasion Save Arabella from Kagha. Agree to help the tieflings. Invite Scratch to camp. Crush the first tadpole you find. Help Auntie Ethel when confronted by Demir and Johl. Decline Raphael's deal. Rescue Benryn from the fire...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 11:47 AM
     Mw3 Tombstone SchematicFew things feel worse in Modern Warfare 3 than loading your backpack up with some killer items only to be destroyed by a horde and lose it all. However, with the Tombstone Soda perk, you get to keep all your stuff. Once you have the Tombstone schematic in MW3 Zombies, you will never have to lose your hard-earned loot again. Where to find the Tombstone Schematic To get your hands on the schematic for Tombstone in MW3 Zombies, you need to make your way deep into the tier-three zone. Here you're going to be up against the toughest zombies and the hardest bosses. Before you venture into this area, you need to make sure you're ready with fully pack-a-punched weapons and some serious gear. PC Invasion Once you're in the tier three-zone, start looking for contracts to do. You can only earn the Tombstone Schematic by pulling it from rifts. This means you will have to work through a few challenges before you have it permanently in your load...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, January 15, 2024 11:42 AM
     Playstation 5You finally scored that coveted PS5 console – congratulations! Now it's time to kit out your new machine with accessories to level up your experience. We've researched for the top contenders across categories like headsets, controllers, and storage to compile the definitive list of PS5 add-ons worth your hard-earned cash. SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Headset Image: Amazon Check Price on Amazon Start with sublime sound by grabbing the superb SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless headphones. The luxurious leatherette earcups house premium 40mm speakers delivering stunningly balanced and nuanced audio. You'll hear every crack of gunfire or rustling forest ambient effect in sparkling clarity. The slick accompanying hub also enables dual wireless connections, letting you quickly switch device sources. Swappable batteries mean you never need to plug in either – hot swap depleted cells for fully charged backups wit...

Gamer Empire Monday, January 15, 2024 11:54 AM
     In Stardew Valley, players will spend a lot of time in the Mines, trying to get the best possible ores to craft and build everything they need on the farm. However, while they are searching for the Copper, Iron, Gold, and Iridium ores, there will be many other items that come out and right into […]

Gamer Empire Monday, January 15, 2024 8:36 AM
     In Stardew Valley, players will have a lot of possible hobbies and jobs they can do in their spare time besides tending to their crops. As you will usually just have to plant, water, and harvest crops, you will need to find something better to do in your spare time. Fishing is the most profitable […]

Gamer Empire Monday, January 15, 2024 7:55 AM
     Stardew Valley is a farming and life simulation game where you get to start your life anew in the ramshackle of a farm that your grandfather left you as inheritance. Since Stardew Valley is about more than just planting crops, mining, and fishing, many players would like to know how to propose to their favorite […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:45 AM
     In a collaborative endeavor by the Mausritter Third-Party Community, a grand adventure awaits as "Tomb of a Thousand Doors," a captivating megadungeon campaign setting for the rules-light fantasy RPG Mausritter, takes the stage on Kickstarter. With an impressive $40,038 pledged against the initial $15,000 goal and the support of 621 backers, the campaign has 18 …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:38 AM
     Warlord Games is set to release a trio of eagerly awaited 28mm boxed sets for the American Civil War. With new Warlord Resin kits on the horizon, players can anticipate a fresh Black Powder period to explore. The upcoming releases include a pair of Warlord Resin infantry boxed sets, each designed for versatility and usability …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:19 AM
     The Kickstarter campaign for "Level Up: A5E Gate Pass Gazette Annual 2023" has soared to $37,920, backed by a commendable 526 supporters with a generous 24 days remaining. This hardcover compilation is set to redefine the landscape of Advanced 5th Edition (A5E) tabletop gaming, offering an extensive array of archetypes, feats, spells, heritages, monsters, and …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 9:02 AM
     In the latest Saturday pre-order event, Games Workshop brings forth a climactic chapter in the Horus Heresy saga and introduces standalone releases for three mighty heroes in the Mortal Realms. Here's a glimpse into the exciting offerings: The End and The Death: Volume III The epic Siege of Terra saga reaches its zenith with Volume …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 8:50 AM
     In a high-stakes journey through the gritty underworld of 20th-century New York City, "Omertà: The Five Families" has surged past expectations on Kickstarter, with a remarkable $40,312 pledged by 480 backers, surpassing the initial $10,000 goal. With 11 days remaining, the game is set to conclude its campaign on January 27. A Glimpse into Omertà: …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 8:43 AM
     Monte Cook Games has unveiled "Rust and Redemption," a 224-page hardcover or PDF toolkit designed for crafting immersive post-apocalyptic narratives within the Cypher System. Priced at $49.99 (hardcover) and $18.99 (PDF), this comprehensive guide offers a rich array of tools for players and Game Masters alike. Delve into various post-apocalyptic scenarios, from zombie outbreaks to …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 8:20 AM
     In a new Kickstarter campaign, The Magical Land of Yeld: 2nd Edition is unveiling an enhanced all-ages fantasy tabletop RPG experience. The campaign, which has already garnered support from 108 backers, has achieved $10,597 of its $15,000 goal with 26 days remaining – set to conclude on February 11. What's New in Yeld: 2nd Edition? …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, January 15, 2024 8:06 AM
     The Army Painter has revealed the upcoming release of Warpaints Fanatic – a new paint range aiming to set new standards in quality, performance, and versatility in miniature painting. Warpaints Fanatic Mega Set and Complete Set Now Available for Pre-Order Enthusiasts and hobbyists can now pre-order the Warpaints Fanatic Mega Set and Warpaints Fanatic Complete …

WGB Monday, January 15, 2024 12:29 PM
     As a CRPG set in a Steampunk version of London and starring a Minotaur illusionist, Sovereign Syndicate certainly makes a striking first impression. Heavily influenced by Disco Elysium, this game from Crimson Herring aims to tell a strong story via multiple points of view, eschewing combat in favour of dialogue. As the team's first project, it's pretty impressive and worth taking a look at if you like your prose thicc and an emphasis on storytelling above anything else.

Level Up Monday, January 15, 2024 12:34 PM
     Bandai Namco has released Tekken 8's opening cinematic to whet fans' appetite for the game…

Level Up Monday, January 15, 2024 11:15 AM
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