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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:09 PM

A free content expansion for Massive Monster and Devolver Digital's Cult of the Lamb, players can take part in a new sacrament with the Sins of the Flesh update.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:10 PM

A Victorian world awaits with today's release of Crimson Herring Studios' steampunk cRPG Sovereign Syndicate.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:48 PM

A new online 4v4 foam party shooter exclusively, Square Enix's FOAMSTARS will come out globally for PlayStation consoles - and on the PlayStation Plus service - February 6.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:29 PM

The world of 11 bit studios' Frostpunk 2 will be available day one with PC Game Pass.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:41 AM

Set to debut on January 18 at 12:00 pm PT, Xbox fans will be able to catch up on the latest titles with the Xbox Developer_Direct 2024.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:11 AM

Following up on today's release of the TEKKEN 8 opening trailer, Arika and Bandai Namco have also released a live-action trailer for their upcoming fighter TEKKEN 8.

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Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:30 PM

Over the January 13-15 holiday weekend, a rumor spread about the cancellation of an untitled and unannounced Halo battle royale, codenamed Project Tatanka. It all started with a few off-hand comments on a January 13 stream of the XboxEra podcast, in which the three hosts (Jon Clarke, Nick Baker, and Jesse Norris)…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:15 PM

Xbox's Developer_Direct stream returns this year, promising a close look at some of Microsoft's upcoming titles, including actual gameplay and conversations with devs for various titles. If you'd like to get a sense of what to expect and when to tune in, we've got you covered.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:00 PM

On January 16, Peanut Butter became the first dog to ever speedrun a game at Awesome Games Done Quick. And while the Shiba Inu gamer didn't set a new record today or beat their previous personal best, Peanut Butter is still a very good boy who deserves all the pets and treats.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:45 PM

We're halfway through January—where is the time going?—and Microsoft has revealed the rest of the games you can download this month with your Xbox Game Pass subscription. The crop is good, featuring a dungeon-crawling RPG, a monster collector, a social sim turn-based RPG, and more for your amusement.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:15 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second chapter in the highly anticipated remake project of the hallmark 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII is slated to arrive on PS5 on February 29, 2024. Through interviews and trailers, developer Square Enix has shared quite a bit about what folks can expect from Cloud and co.'s n…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:45 PM

CES 2024 was certainly interesting this year; while we did anticipate AI being inserted into everything from TVs to cars, there were some genuine surprises from the show floor here in Las Vegas. Despite going to what felt like a million press conferences and keynotes, the Gizmodo team did manage to find loads of cool,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:15 PM

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will feature some spiffy quality-of-life updates, including the ability to turn on modern controls and health bars for bosses. However, the folks behind the updated collection are being careful to preserve the original games and let fans turn off most of the new tweaks and enhanced…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:45 PM

It's no secret that fans of FromSoftware are desperate for any news about the developer's upcoming expansion for 2022's smash hit, Elden Ring. The team recently made a change to Elden Ring's backend on Steam, leading folks to believe a Shadow of the Erdtree DLC announcement could be right around the corner. Maybe?…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:15 PM

Foamstars, the legally distinct Splatoon clone published by Square Enix, is coming out on February 6. Alongside this announcement, we learned that Square is launching the shooter on subscription service PlayStation Plus, which will likely afford it a large launch audience as subscribers can play without having to buy…


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Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:45 AM

We're finally getting more details about the upcoming Minecraft movie, after years of being trapped in the bog of development hell. A Minecraft movie? Is that a thing we really want? Well, director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) was interviewed recently, and he talkedtalking about his enthusiasm for the project—..…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:30 AM

In this house, we don't like to pit two strong women against each other. That includes Ellie and Abby from The Last of Us Part II. Well, except for that part in the game where they are literally pitted against one another, but I digress. In The Last of Us Part II Remastered, both our heroines get new skins alongside…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 5:47 PM
     League of Legends could be getting a ranked ARAM mode, yes, really

League of Legends is stirring all sorts of conversations with its latest season as is the case with each of the MOBA's major new patches. While fans discuss whether or not Season 14 is off to a good start as others gear up for Smolder's fiery arrival, Riot Games developers are taking to online forums such as Reddit to answer players' most pressing questions. One of the most recent AMAs sees a particularly interesting response come to light regarding the possibility of ranked ARAM.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:26 PM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links January 2024

January 16, 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.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:11 PM
     Diablo 4 Season 3 revealed with ladders, pets, stash space, and more

Diablo 4 just dropped some massive news regarding its exciting third season. The Season of the Construct is coming soon and will bring with it an adorable steampunk-esque pet, brand-new dungeons called Vaults, a long-awaited leaderboard system, some extra stash space, and much more. Season 3 is nothing to scoff at in terms of content, as it's adding a plethora of fresh features as well as some of the most highly requested ones.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:57 PM
     Cult of the Lamb gets its

Cult of the Lamb is truly a unique gem amid the overwhelming sea of roguelikes and roguelite games available. Massive Monster and Devolver Digital have crafted a beautiful blend of challenging, fair combat and more management-focused gameplay, and it's only getting better with each patch. The latest free update, aptly dubbed 'Sins of the Flesh,' adds more content to Cult of the Lamb than ever before, and boy is it spicy.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:32 PM
     If Stardew Valley was a free MMORPG, it'd be this new fantasy game

If you're looking for a new MMO and want something with the visual style and farm-building of games like Stardew Valley, Ravendawn is perfect for you. With multiple classes, loads of customization, and a lovely art style, Ravendawn might end up being the next big thing. Best of all, it's free.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:33 PM
     Thrustmaster's new modular controller has something for everyone

Not all peripherals are created equal, be they mice, keyboards, or controllers, and the Thrustmaster eSwap X 2 Pro aims to be the pad that caters to your playstyle whatever the situation. Improving on the design of the original eSwap X Pro, with mechanical switches and improved module swapping mechanisms, there's a lot going for this sophomore effort.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:27 PM
     Windblown release date estimate and latest news

When is the Windblown release date? This delightful-looking action-roguelike from the creators of Dead Cells, was first announced at The Game Awards 2023, and we already know a fair bit about what to expect, so let's dig in.

For those unfamiliar with Dead Cells, Windblown takes on a similar vibrant aesthetic, but instead of a 2D platformer, Windblown is a 3D top-down action roguelike that still features the satisfyingly powerful and colorful hits and blows, and of course, the lightning-fast action that we loved in Dead Cells.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:18 PM
     Is The Sims 4 Steam Deck compatible?

Is The Sims 4 Steam Deck compatible? Looking after your Sims has never been this easy, even if the Steam Deck doesn't quite keep up with every aspect of The Sims 4.

As one of the best handheld gaming PCs, the Steam Deck has no issue with the graphical demands of The Sims 4. All issues arise from the developer unfortunately making little to no effort to have the game be natively playable on Valve's console.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:04 PM
     The Sims 4 gets two new kits, merging goth with glamour

The Sims 4 is getting two new kits soon as a part of EA's 'sensation' roadmap, and they're both community-voted packs containing some of the most stylish items the simulation game has seen. The Castle Estate and Goth Galore kits are underway, and I can't wait. Whether you're a goth girl or a castle-dwelling princess yourself, you'll find something that matches your personality well as the new DLC blurs the lines between the dark and the glamorous.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:14 PM
     Upcoming PC games 2024 and beyond

What are the best upcoming games this year? If you're anything like us, you're time is already stretched trying to play all the great games out right now... but it's not slowing down any time soon. Hope, anticipation, agony, and elation (plus exhaustion) - the endless cycle of emotions we go through during the annual PC release schedule.

Year in, year out, games are produced in such varying degrees of quality that not a single one of them is destined for certain success. Some of the best PC games of all time are released alongside utter disasters, series are born while others dwindle, and occasionally a game actually lives up to our expectations. Below you'll find all the upcoming PC games you should keep on your radar, and it's wildly varied. There are horror games, racing games, story games, a sequel for one of the most popular fighting games series of all time, and all of their expected release dates.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:08 PM
     The best free PC games

What are the best free PC games? Whether you're broke or just frugal, free is a price point that appeals to everybody's purse. No matter your genre of choice, it turns out that zero can buy you quite a lot in the F2P game world, and even beloved classics are available at the steepest possible discount.

We've collated the top free games on PC that are guaranteed to deliver a near-endless stream of complementary entertainment. All you need to spend is your time. From cultural landmarks like Fortnite to all-time greats like Team Fortress 2, some entries on this list can easily make our list of the best PC games of all time. In no particular order, here are the best free games on PC.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:55 AM
     2021's weirdest horror game is getting a movie

It's safe to say that my taste in videogames has never quite aligned with the mainstream - Baldur's Gate 3 was 2023's GOTY, mine was Ghostrunner 2, for example. However, one of the biggest deviations I ever made from the gaming crowd was awarding Italian horror game Martha is Dead a 10/10, despite its over-the-top violence and bizarre, complex plot.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:43 AM
     Be quick, this Corsair mechanical gaming keyboard is now just $59

It's not often that a proper mechanical gaming keyboard deal comes up for under $60, especially one from a renowned brand with Cherry switches, so you'll need to be quick if you want to grab this Corsair K60 RGB Pro SE before its price shoots back up to $110.

You usually only get a membrane keyboard, such as the newly announced Corsair K55 Core RGB, at this price, so a proper Corsair mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches is a steal in this deal. If you're looking to get the best gaming keyboard possible for the cheapest price, then you'll want to grab this keyboard now.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:43 AM
     Stalker 2 launch date finalized, pushed back due to technical issues

Stalker 2 has yet another launch date, as GSC Game World pushes back the highly anticipated survival shooter one more time. We can now expect Stalker 2 towards the end of 2024 due to technical issues that GSC wants to fix.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:36 AM
     Best Stardew Valley mods 2024

What are the best Stardew Valley mods? The mod scene has been thriving on PC despite having no official Steam Workshop support. Dedicated modders have been working to alter almost everything available in the game, from adding game-breaking cheats like god mode to texture overhauls that turn Stardew Valley into a pixelated fairytale.

Despite thousands of daily concurrent players enjoying the base indie game, Stardew Valley is getting on a bit, so we can't blame you for wanting to shake things up. Thankfully, and predictably, the modding community is here to help bring other IPs to the valley, along with new maps and improvements to married life. We've compiled our favorite Stardew Valley mods that celebrate the creativity of the modding scene. Here are our top picks that provide visual overhauls, gameplay changes, and, yes, even some cheats, making one of the best PC games even better.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:22 AM
     Palworld mods support explained

Are there Palworld mods? Everyone knows the universal way of improving any game is to add mods to it, and open-world games like Palworld are no exception to this. Games like Palworld usually attract modders for multiple reasons, from streamlining different mechanics to make things easier, to adding entirely new creatures, enemies, and environments.

Now that we've heard directly from the Palworld devs on Steam that mod support is coming to the open-world game after launch, it's time to start thinking about what the community might be working on. With the Palworld release date just around the corner, we're thinking about what mods might come to the RPG game via the Steam Workshop.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:15 AM
     Ghost of Tabor system requirements

What are the Ghosts of Tabor system requirements? A VR alternative to Escape from Tarkov of DayZ has finally emerged in Ghosts of Tabor. While it may still be in early access, the signs are good even for older gaming systems as Ghosts of Tabor is an easy game to get running.

You won't need the best graphics card to get started looting and shooting in Ghost of Tabor, but you will need one of the best VR headsets if you want to experience the FPS gameplay in all its glory.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:06 AM
     The best Cyberpunk 2077 mods

What are the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods? CD Projekt Red released its own REDmod tools for free, allowing everyone to install Cyberpunk 2077 mods through a dedicated client they can download from Steam or GOG.

This release comes as we also see mods that alter the range of facial features, change your looks in small ways after character creation, and even access stuff we were never meant to see. That last one's important as it adds new functionality to the cyberpunk game. What starts with a shove one day could evolve into giving your character superpowers.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:03 AM
     One of the greatest PC games of all time is literally 88 cents

What are the games that define PC history? Civilization, perhaps. Doom. Ultima. You could go back a little further and choose Rogue and The Oregon trail, or maybe jump to the boomer shooter heyday with the likes of Half-Life and Unreal. Either way, it's a competitive field - if we're talking about the games that made the PC what it is now, and shaped perhaps the entire culture, we're talking exclusively about the stonest and coldest of classics. Inspiring the likes of Dishonored, Prey, and in fact the whole immersive sim genre - and co-created by developers who would later help build the likes of BioShock and Half-Life 2 - Thief The Dark Project, re-released as Thief Gold, is now available for just 88 cents.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:04 PM
     Stalker 2 release date, gameplay, trailers, and latest news

When is the Stalker 2 release date? The long-awaited sequel was first announced during the Xbox and Bethesda Games E3 2021 showcase, with developer GSC Game World also revealing a trailer replete with gameplay and story details. The game's official title is Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl, following on from Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat.

Stalker 2 is an RPG game set in the Chornobyl exclusion zone, where monsters run riot and humans can be friends and foes alike. You'll have to find a way to survive the dangers lurking in this area while unraveling its mysteries. The scope for Stalker 2 looks enormous, and early gameplay footage suggests it's got the potential to be one of the best PC games once it's finally released.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:18 PM
     Best Amazon gaming chairs 2024

It can be hard to pick out the best Amazon gaming chairs. If you  type 'gaming chair' into Amazon right now, you'll find over a thousand results. What a daunting prospect for those of an indecisive nature. How can you even begin to narrow down such a huge selection? If you're in the market for a sweet new seat, but don't know where to begin, help is at hand: we've got eight top picks for you below.

Of course, what one person considers the best gaming chair is completely different from someone else. For some, it's just a matter of what's the most affordable, while others might want a fancy sound system. Some of you still will be more interested in making sure that it looks good alongside their RGB lighting set-up. If comfort is your main concern, you should read our list of the best gaming desks too, because no matter how good the chair is, you'll still be uncomfortable if you're hunching at a subpar desk.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:57 PM

Top Spin is returning. The 2K Sports tennis series last received an entry back in 2011, which didn't come to PC, but while there's no confirmed platforms for Top Spin 2K25, I choose to live in hope. You'll find a teaser trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:12 PM

Against The Storm left early access late last year, but has just now received its first major post-release patch. Update 1.1 "isn't as spectacular" as its developers had first hoped, but it does buff the roguelite citybuilder with som new art, UI improvements and quality-of-life tweaks, as well as new orders to make early stage settlement building "a little more interesting."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:34 PM

Arctic does a really nice line of CPU coolers, including this 240mm AiO that's discounted by 23% on Amazon US today. That brings it down to $75, a great price for the renowned Liquid Freezer II 240, one of the best-performing all-in-one liquid coolers on the market and a fine complement to any high-end or mid-range gaming CPU. To get this deal, just tick the 23% off coupon on the product page.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:20 PM

Asus' Zephyrus G14 is one of the nicest gaming laptop designs I've ever tested, and now this high-end RTX 4070 and Ryzen 9 7940HS equipped model is $450 off at Best Buy in the US. This spec also includes 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD, making for a powerful machine that is still portable thanks to its 14-inch frame with a 2560x1600 165Hz IPS display.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:14 PM

AMD's flagship RDNA 2 graphics card, the RX 6900 XT, continues to drop in price over in the US. Right now you can pick this once-fastest-ever Radeon GPU for just $500 when you buy an open box model from Newegg. That's outstanding, given that this card cost twice as much when it debuted in 2020.

This is the fancy AsRock Phantom Gaming D model too, which brings a snazzy design and a faster 2340MHz boost clock (versus 2250MHz on the vanilla spec).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:44 PM

Good news, everyone! One of the best PC gaming handhelds, the Asus ROG Ally, is done to just £599 at Currys in the UK for the higher-powered Z1 Extreme edition. This represents a £100 discount over its launch price and is a good value for a premium handheld that outperforms the Steam Deck and Steam Deck OLED while having a higher-res and higher refresh rate 1080p 120Hz display.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:44 PM

Back in December, Creative Assembly posted a lengthy apology to players for their recent handling of the Total War strategy series, in particular Total War: Warhammer 3 and Total War: Pharoah. Seeking to smooth down feathers ruffled by overpricing and buggy launches, to pick out two of the biggest fan complaints, the developers offered to - amongst other things - make Pharoah's first paid DLC pack a free update.

That free update is now upon us, miladies and milords. Available January 25th, it's called High Tides, and introduces two new playable factions with their own units and gods and some additional campaign mechanics. Here's a trailer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:00 PM

After teasing a 3D sequel when Prison Architect received its final update last May, developers Double Eleven and publishers Paradox Interactive have announced that, yep, Prison Architect 2 is indeed a thing that is happening - and in 3D, no less. Prisons will now have multiple floors to police, as well as a whole new inmate behaviour system to navigate along the way that will feed into gang warfare, escapes and other budding management problems. It's coming out surprisingly soon, too, with its reveal trailer dating it for March 26th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:54 AM

Stalker 2: Heart Of Chornobyl's release date is September 5th 2024, GSC Game World have announced, as the developers make some final adjustments to a post-apocalyptic FPS that was revealed way back in 2010 and has been racked by more than its fair share of setbacks and changes of circumstances. They've published a new trailer to mark the occasion, in which a group of the game's quarantine zone mercenaries squat around a campfire, supping mugs of what probably isn't cocoa, and listening to guitar music. It strikes a fitting note of world-weariness.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:30 PM

FFXIV Labyrinthos Grape Lamppost Honors Endwalker Grapes

Square Enix once again paid tribute to the polygonal, blocky FFXIV Endwalker grapes, this time with a Labyrinthos Grape Lamppost. The new outdoor furnishing item appeared in patch 6.55 part 2.

The Labyrinthos Grape Lamppost can only be placed outside of housing. So if you don't have a home where you can put outdoor furnishing, you can't display it. It is something someone can craft. The "lamp" part of it is designed to look like the Labyrinthos area's blocky grapes. These appeared like that briefly in FFXIV Endwalker, though patch 6.01 fixed their appearance. Someone can't buy them, and you can't place them in an armoire or glamour dresser. It can be desynthesized by an Alchemist, however. 

The official description for them continues to play with how the FFXIV Endwalker grapes ended up becoming a meme. So much so that LINE stickers and a Las Vegas Fan Fest 2023 stress ball were designed to look like them.

Seeking to make grapes more transportable, a researcher at Meryall Agronomics is rumored to have produced a variety that grew in blocky clusters. Although complaints that they looked unappetizing led to a new strain with rounder edges, the original was regarded fondly by some, and so it was immortalized in the form of this lamppost.

Here's an image of the new FFXIV Labyrinthos Grape Lamppost shared by Aitai Kuji owner Audrey Lamsam.


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

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:00 PM

FFXIV Patch 6.55

Patch 6.55 Part 2 is now live for Final Fantasy XIV, and Square Enix shared the patch notes detailing what it has brought to the game. The release date for the patch was revealed earlier this month at the 2024 Fan Fest in Tokyo.

As well as the usual bug fixes and balance changes, the big addition in this patch is the new Gilded Araya trial. The Gilded Araya was previously available to fight as a challenge battle at Fan Festival events in the North America, Europe, and Japan. This trial requires an item level of at least 625 and is tackled with a team of eight players.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.55 also brings three new main scenario quests for players that have reached level 90 and are up-to-date with the story. This is now when the game begins to set the stage for the upcoming Dawntrail expansion.

New additions to the Manderville Weapons, Tataru's Grand Endeavour, and Somehow Further Hildebrand Adventures side-questlines have also been added, along with 2 quests in the Tribal Alliance series. Additionally, there are new rewards available in the Golden Saucer, new cards for the Triple Triad minigame, and a multitude of resolved technical issues.

Square Enix also recently announced a new meister-quality figurine featuring the primals Zodiark and Hydaelyn, which includes an emote usable in the game itself. The company also announced a new Warrior of Light-themed Wine bottle in collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.55 is now available to download for PC, PS4, PS5, and will arrive on Xbox Series X sometime in Spring, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:30 PM

Crunchyroll revealed the Solo Leveling anime English dub debut date, shared a trailer, and announced its voice actors.

Crunchyroll announced the Solo Leveling anime English dub release date, as well as many of the voice actors for the show. It will begin airing on the subscription service on January 20, 2024. 

Here is the full list of Solo Leveling anime English dub voice actors so far, with Aleks Le in the starring role as Sung Jinwoo:

  • Baek Yoonho - Christopher R. Sabat
  • Cha Hae-in - Michelle Rojas
  • Choi Jong-in - Ian Sinclair
  • Go Gunhee - Kent Williams
  • Lee Joohee - Dani Chambers
  • Sung Jinah - Rebecca Wang
  • Sung Jinwoo - Aleks Le
  • Woo Jinchul - SungWon Cho
  • Yoo Jinho - Justin Briner

And here's a chance to hear some of them in the trailer going over the English dub. It also features some of the early scenes from the show and offers details about the show's plot.


As a reminder, Solo Leveling already began airing on Crunchyroll. A new simulcast episode appears every Saturday on the subscription service. The second one appeared on January 13, 2024, and episode three is expected to debut on January 20, 2024. So the dub is about two weeks behind.

The Solo Leveling anime is airing now. Its English dub debuts on January 20, 2024. The light novel, manhwa, and audiobook are handled by Yen Press outside of Japan. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:00 PM

Good Smile Company Harmonia Humming Snow Miku Doll Is Almost $200

Good Smile Company announced its Snow Miku Harmonia Humming doll will launch in January 2025 in Japan and Q2 2025 worldwide. The doll, based on the variant design of Hatsune Miku, will cost ¥30,000/$198.99, and pre-orders are open now.

Like all of the Harmonia Humming line, this is a 1/8 scale doll based on the character. It is based on traditional Snow Miku outfits. That means instead of the primary colors being black, grey, and turquoise, they are shades of blue, silver, and white. She stands at over seven and a half inches tall and comes with a stand. She's also articulated, like all dolls in this line, with people able to pose her arms, legs, and head. Her eyes can also be adjusted. 

The Snow Miku will come with her full outfit. People get a top, skirt, hair clips, gloves, arm covers, boots, a scarf, and a headset. These could be used with other Harmonia Humming dolls.

Here's a closer look at the new Hatsune Miku doll and her outfit.

It is quite common for Good Smile Company to release Snow Miku merchandise. Each year, there are different Nendoroids and figmas. It even has people vote on the designs contributed by artists each year that will inspire the latest figures.

The Snow Miku Harmonia Humming doll will debut in January 2025 in Japan and Q2 2025 in North America. Pre-orders are open until February 29, 2024. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:30 PM

Fate/Samurai Remnant Demo

A demo is now available for Koei Tecmo and Omega Force's Fate/Samurai Remnant, allowing interested players to get a taste of the game before buying. The demo is available on the PC, PS4, PS5, and Switch, and it offers the option to carry over save data to the full game.

Fate/Samurai Remnant is a story-heavy RPG with Musou series-style combat set in Type Moon's Fate universe. In it, magic users summon the spirits of historical and mythological figures to fight for wishes from the Holy Grail. This time the action is set in 1600s Edo and follows Miyamoto Iori, the disciple of legendary swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi, as he becomes entangled in the Waxing Moon ritual.

Covering the game's introductory section, the demo will include the initial conflict between Iori and the mysterious enemy Rider-class servant, his summoning of his own Saber-class servant, and some exploration of the game's initial area of Edo. Saved data from playing the demo can then by carried over to the full game if players wish to continue.

You can find more information on the official website, or watch the announcement trailer via Youtube below:


Koei Tecmo also released a trailer for the upcoming first DLC pack for Fate/Samurai Remnant, titled Record's Fragment: Keian Command Championship. The playable Saber from the game also recently appeared in Fate/Grand Order as a summonable servant.

Both the demo and full version of Fate/Samurai Remnant are available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:00 PM

Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix 17 Gale

Larian Studios released Hotfix 17 for Baldur's Gate 3, and it fixes an issue with Gale. However, this is primarily a small update designed to address a few issues around saves and a couple of story adjustments.

The biggest addition to Hotfix 17 is a change to the behavior for Gale as part of his Baldur's Gate 3 storyline. Due to a bug, players found him leaving the party instantly if they fail to offer him any magical items, even temporarily. This has been adjusted so that he will only do this if you make it clear you never intend to give him magical items to snack on. He will no longer leave if you simply don't have anything on hand in that exact moment.

Hotfix 17 also fixes a few issues related to Baldur's Gate 3 save files. These include reducing the size of save files that were registering summons that no longer exist in the game world. Save files overall are also getting increased compression, reducing their sizes. This also aims to fix errors that occurred due to large save sizes. This includes an error specific to the PS5 version where large file sizes would prevent players from being able to save again.

While Hotfix 17 is a much smaller update than the previous patch for Baldur's Gate 3, there are still a small selection of other bug fixes too. An issue involving mods to character resources has been addressed. In addition, some camera glitches have been fixed, where the camera would zoom in on characters jumping or casting projectile spells.

Here are the full patch notes from Steam:


  • Fixed black and colourful visual artefacts sometimes appearing for 1 frame on PS5 when switching scenes or opening and closing UI windows.
  • Increased the compression of savegames, which should fix several issues caused by large savegame files (such as Error 544)
  • Reduced the size of save files by removing summons that don't exist in the game anymore.
  • Guarded against crashes caused when certain character resources (Actions, Bonus Actions, Superiority Dice, etc.) were added and later removed by a mod or cheat engine.


  • In Honour Mode, the aura of Cazador's  now properly dissipates after he's . Sorry!
  • Fixed the camera sometimes zooming in while jumping or casting projectile spells.
  • Fixed the ability to walk through open doors when you click beyond them from far away.
  • Fixed Thieves' Tools in the camp chest or inventory of a companion who is waiting at camp not being accessible when lockpicking.


  • Safeguard Shield's Saving Throw modifier is now correctly reflected on the Character Sheet.


  • Gale will no longer permanently leave the party if you don't offer him any magic items while talking to him – unless you're abundantly clear that you don't plan on ever doing so.
  • Fixed characters getting stuck 'in a story event', preventing you from controlling them, after getting killed in the fight with Grym.

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

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:30 PM

Persona 3 Reload Xbox Game Pass

Persona 3 Reload and Palworld are among the latest games announced for Xbox Game Pass by Microsoft. They are part of five games releasing in the second half of January 2024, and two games announced for February 2024.

Here are all the new Xbox Game pass releases for the second half of January 2024:

  • January 18, 2024: Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (cloud, console and PC – day one)
  • January 18, 2024: F1 23 (console, PC – via EA Play)
  • January 19, 2024: Palworld (cloud, console and PC – day one)
  • January 25, 2024: Go Mecha Ball (cloud, console and PC – day one)
  • January 30, 2024: Brotato (cloud, console and PC)
  • February 2, 2024: Persona 3 Reload (cloud, console and PC – day one)
  • February 6, 2024: Anuchard (cloud, console and PC)

Persona 3 Reload will be a day one release on Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It's the remake of Atlus' classic RPG about a team of students dealing with the Dark Hour that emerges at midnight every night. TIt arrives on Xbox Game Pass not long after the previous version of the game, Persona 3 Portable, was removed after a year on the service. he game will also release for Steam, PS4 and PS5 on the same day.

Palworld is an open world game inspired by Pokemon. You can collect Pals who can help you build farms and factories as you survive in a harsh world. Palworld will be releasing as an Xbox Game Preview through Game Pass on day one, alongside an Early Access release on Steam.

Only one game will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the second half of January 2024. Hitman: World of Assassination will be leaving on January 31, 2024.

The new additions to the Xbox Game Pass library join eight games that released in the first half of January 2024, including Resident Evil 2 Remake and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:00 PM

FFXIV The Maiden's Rhapsody FFXI Event Returns

Once again the FFXIV FFXI The Maiden's Rhapsody event will appear in the game. This time, it will run between January 22, 2024 and February 5, 2024. 

This is an established event that showed up multiple times since its November 2015 debut. As the official site pointed out, it returned in 2017, 2020, and 2022. As such, the reward is the same, you can continue if you didn't finish last time, and you can see it again with Seasonal Event Replay. 

To take part, in case you haven't completed it before, you need to go to X:11.6, Y:11.2 at the Upper Decks of Limsa Lominsa. Remumu will be there, and you can talk to her to start "A Journey to Remember." You must have a class or job at level 30 to take it.

Once you go through the quest, you'll be able to earn a set of FFXIV armor inspired by Iroha from FFXI. You get the Amatsu Hachigane, Amatsu Haidate, Amatsu Sune-ate, Amatsu Tekko, and Amatsu Togi. These items can't be dyed. However, they are projectable. 

Here's a closer look at that equipment on different avatars:

Image via Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. It is also headed to the Xbox Series X in Spring 2024. The Dawntrail expansion is in development for a Summer 2024 release. Final Fantasy XI is available on PCs. The Maiden's Rhapsody will appear again in FFXIV between January 22, 2024 and February 5, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:30 AM

Last Pomu Rainpuff Schedule Before Graduation Includes Pokemon, Minecraft

Nijisanji Vtuber Pomu Rainpuff revealed her last schedule before her graduation on social media. It started on January 15, 2024 and will run until January 19, 2024 when she goes off line and leaves the company. 

There are a mix of collabs, karaoke, and final zatsudans. She also announced that the music video for her last original song "Please" will appear on January 17, 2024. On January 16, 2024, her final Pokemon Black Chandelure challenge stream will air, followed by a last LazuLight collab with Elira Pendora and Finana Ryugu.

Here is the final schedule:

  • January 15, 2024 at 2pm PT/5pm ET: Karaoke JP
  • January 15, 2024 at 5pm PT/8pm ET: Karaoke EN
  • January 16, 2024 at 11am PT/2pm ET: Pokemon Black Challenge
  • January 16, 2024 at 4pm PT/7pm ET: Lazu Company Collab
  • January 17, 2024 at 11am PT/2pm ET: Last Minecrafting
  • January 17, 2024 at 5pm PT/8pm ET: Original Song MV Release ("Please")
  • January 18, 2024 at 12pm PT/3pm ET: Friend Call-ins
  • January 19, 2024 at 9am PT/12pm ET: #WeArePomu

Here's her last schedule image:

Image via Pomu Rainpuff and Anycolor

In case you missed it, her first two streams for her final week were karaoke ones. There was one archived Japanese one and an unarchived English one after it. Since the one is still available, you can watch it below:


And here is the setlist for that archived karaoke stream. It consisted of a number of anime theme songs.

  1. "Hare Hare Yukai"
  2. "Sousei no Aquarion"
  3. "Every Heart"
  4. "My Will"
  5. "Hatsukoi Cider"
  6. "Freesia"
  7. "Kingyou Hanabi"
  8. "Renai Shashin"
  9. "One Last Scuff"
  10. "Plastic Love"
  11. "Mayonaka no Door: Stay with Me"
  12. "Grizzly ni Osowaretara"
  13. "Kimi no Shiranaimonogatari"
  14. "Chippoke na Yuuki"
  15. "Itsumonandomo"
  16. "Hamtaro Tottokou"
  17. "God Knows"
  18. "Aozora Rhapsody"
  19. "Calendar Girl"
  20. "Hana wa Odoreya Irohaniho"
  21. "Virtual to Live"

As a reminder, Pomu Rainpuff and Nijisanji announced her graduation back on January 5, 2024. Her videos will remain online after that happens, and people can still send in fan letters until February 20, 2024. It will still be possible to buy merchandise for her for a limited time, though Anycolor didn't state when sales will end.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 16, 2024 5:52 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:53 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:30 PM
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Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, January 16, 2024 5:48 PM
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The upcoming titles include Persona 3 Reload, Palworld, and more

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 16, 2024 3:24 PM

The Last of Us Part II Remastered will launch on January 19

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A release date trailer was also released.

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Level Up Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:22 PM
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