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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:18 PM
     Tower Defense X codes January 2024 – free in-game cash

January 21, 2024: There's a new Tower Defense X code in.

What are the new Tower Defense X codes? Promising all-out tower warfare unlike anything the various other Roblox TD games released over the years can offer, using codes is the best way to stay ahead of the curve in this new strategy experience. And be sure to redeem them quickly. Roblox codes don't last forever. Without them, you risk falling behind in record speed.

The bite-sized nature of Roblox experiences means it's entirely possible (and common) to master a few favourites at the same time. To help with the biggest out there, check out these Shindo Life codes for ninja adventures, Blade Ball codes to cut through the competition, and Blox Fruits codes to be the best pirate you can be.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:16 PM
     Toilet Tower Defense codes January 2024 – free coins and more

January 21, 2024: We're still searching the cistern for new Toilet Tower Defense codes.

What are the new Toilet Tower Defense codes? A sweeping success when it comes to on-trend releases on the Roblox platform, one of the best ways to keep up (or get started) in this massively popular TD game is to keep on top of the various codes that come and go. Awarding valuable coins and other items, they're a great way to pull and upgrade the best units without spending a buck.

Known to bring in over 100k visitors even on the quietest of mid-week mornings, this Roblox game is only second to a few others. If you want to check out the competition, Blade Ball codes can help you cut through the rabble, Blox Fruits codes can get you the Beli you need for powerful fruits, and Tower Defense X codes can jumpstart your efforts in the newest trendy TD game.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:15 PM
     War Tycoon codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We've refuelled our T-90 tank and we're back on the road searching for new War Tycoon codes.

What are the new War Tycoon codes? If you're tired of having enemy players storm your base to steal your oil reserves or just need a speedy vehicle to transport the oil barrels back to your encampment, then chances are you need a quick boost to your cash reserves.

No matter if you're starting to build up your arsenal or need that extra bit of help against the competition in order to capture key points on the map, these active War Tycoon codes provide plenty of prizes to assist you in this popular Roblox experience. While you're here, there are plenty of codes for other games on the platform, such as Blox Fruits codes, Blade Ball codes, and Project Slayers codes, among many others.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:06 PM
     Untitled Boxing Game codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: With a new update being teased, we're keeping our eyes peeled for new Untitled Boxing Game codes.

What are the new Untitled Boxing Game codes? These freebies will light your fists on fire with tons of extra spins. This relatively secretive Roblox brawler is gearing up for a big release, and its dynamic camera and fancy footwork already have it feeling like a beat-'em-up poised for the big leagues. Climb into the ring and fight fair. Just use a few codes beforehand. Nobody needs to know.

Untitled Boxing Game certainly looks like it's very early into development, but the core functionality is all there. And it's a riot. Ready your fists and challenge anyone in the area to a punching match. Stand your ground, stay on your toes, and keep your head in the game. And if you can't quite cut it, we have plenty of Shinobi Life 2 codes for you to use instead, with Blox Fruits codes and King Legacy codes available if you're more of a pirate than a ninja.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:05 PM
     Tower Heroes codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're still climbing high hoping to spot new Tower Heroes codes from the spires.

What are the latest Tower Heroes codes? Bashing monsters to protect your towers is not a new concept for a Roblox experience, but Tower Heroes is picking up steam thanks to some charming heroes who you can upgrade into more powerful forms. Even the freebies are adorable.

The best way to earn new heroes for your roster is to redeem Tower Heroes codes for additional coins. You'll also find that some codes unlock free stickers, skins, and enemies you won't find anywhere else. If you're in the mood for more Roblox freebies, check out our Blox Fruits codes, Fruit Battlegrounds codes, Anime Champions Simulator codes, and Blade Ball codes guides. For now, though, this is what Tower Heroes has to offer.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:04 PM
     Tower Defense Simulator codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're still looking for any tower Defense Simulator codes that might have dropped.

What are the new Tower Defense Simulator codes? And oldie but a goodie, this particular Roblox experience has been kicking around for years now. A mix of two very popular genres, even in the face of fierce competition, it keeps us coming back with big new updates, features, units, and seasonal events. And it's showing no signs of slowing down.

Assuming you're not sticking to just one Roblox game, you can find more freebies on our Blade Ball codes page. That's the latest experience to make it big on the platform. For more classics, Blox Fruits codes and Legends of Speed codes  are both worth checking out, too. It's like taking a crash course in the history of the platform's greatest hits.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:01 PM
     Super League Soccer codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: There's a new Super League Soccer code to celebrate the latest like goal.

What are the new Super League Soccer codes? This new footy game on the Roblox platform lets you take up any role on the field, be it a goalkeeper, a striker, a midfielder, or any other position on the 7v7 lineup your team might be lacking. And it isn't without style, either. If you can master the technique, bicycle kick goals aren't out of the question, with the below codes giving you the coins you'll need to stay ahead of the opposing team.

Need even more Roblox games to add to your rotation? For some of the most popular and long-lasting titles right now, check out these Multiverse Defenders codes, Project Slayers codes, and Blox Fruits codes. If you'd prefer to escape the anime hold, Arm Wrestle Simulator codes, Doors codes, and Brookhaven codes might be more your speed.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:50 PM
     Strongman Simulator codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: New Strongman Simulator codes are what we've been searching for.

What are the current Strongman Simulator codes? If you want to pump some iron and need that little extra boost, then you've come to the right place. Here we have all the current rewards that temporarily buff your movement speed, the energy you accrue, and workout gains for exercising at dumbbells.

Of course, we also have codes for other macho sports-based Roblox games, including Muscle Legends codes, Punch Wall codes, and Legends of Speed codes. For now, though, if you want to get strong specifically in Strongman Simulator, here are some bonuses you can gain to maximize your workout.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:49 PM
     Southwest Florida codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: Things have been quiet on the shores lately but we're still searching for new Southwest Florida code.

What are the current Southwest Florida codes? In this RPG, you can become whoever you want to be. More often than not, though, the goal is to earn enough cash to buy the best ride that money can buy. Some codes will give you more than enough to afford a brand new car, while others will put you closer to buying your dream vehicle.

To afford this lifestyle, you'll need cold, hard cash, and with these Southwest Florida codes, you'll have plenty to spend on nice cars in this Roblox experience. Of course, there are other similar games available, so if you'd rather take to the crime-filled streets, we have all the current Da Hood codes and Pet Simulator 99 codes. Or if you prefer something a little more chill, then these Berry Avenue codes may help you get the best outfit.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:47 PM
     Shindo Life codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: After last week's Shindo Life codes drop, we're looking around for a few more.

What are the new Shindo Life codes? Shindo Life is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for rellcoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update regularly to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone. We'll also explain how to redeem Roblox Shindo Life codes as well as when you can expect new codes to arrive. If you need more freebies, we also keep updated lists of new Blox Fruits codes, Pet Simulator 99 codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes.

PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:44 PM
     Ro Ghoul codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're rummaging around for new Ro Ghoul codes.

What are the Roblox Ro Ghoul codes? Despite still being in beta, Ro Ghoul, inspired by Tokyo Ghoul, is one of the most popular Roblox games at the moment. The developer, Sushi Walrus, celebrates this regularly with some great in-game redemption codes, and we've tested all the latest ones.

In Ro Ghoul, you take on the role of either an investigator or a ghoul as you try and defeat the other group and stay alive. The great thing about Ro Ghoul is that you can change your role each time you load into a new server to try both out. If you're after some bonus in-game currency, we've got all the latest Ro Ghoul codes you need, but if you're here, then you're a Roblox fan, so you should also take a look at the latest Roblox music codes and all the most up-to-date Roblox promo codes.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:45 PM
     Sakura Stand codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're looking for the promised 100k likes Sakura Stand code.

What are the newest Sakura Stand codes? Revamped from an old game of the same name, Sakura Stand is a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-inspired anime Roblox game with gameplay that matches similar fighting and farming experiences.

Like many Roblox games, this one has a bunch of codes you can redeem to get more chances to receive tokens and experience boosts. It's far from the only anime game out there, especially when it comes to Roblox games, so while you're here, check out the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes for some more freebies.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:42 PM
     Race Clicker codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: The Discord link may be down, but we're searching the usual haunts for new Race Clicker codes.

What are the new Race Clicker codes? We've compiled a list of all the new Race Clicker codes for free wins and boosts in this click-to-win Roblox game. The codes can be redeemed in-game, providing many competitive advantages to help you win the clicking frenzy.

The game is simple, the faster you click, the faster you go. Some of the codes offer free auto clicks and pets, while you can get boosts and luck for a limited time. If you're looking for further Roblox freebies, we regularly update our lists of the latest Anime Adventures codes, Blox Fruits codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:40 PM
     PLS Donate codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're looking for a replacement for the new year's Pls Donate code.

What are the new PLS Donate codes? This donation simulator is a big hit on the Roblox platform, chiefly because it's one of the few games where you're in with a real chance to earn free Robux. Setting up a donation stand is simple enough, but standing out from the crowd is essential if you want to entice big donors. That's where PLS Donate codes come in handy.

Our up-to-date list of PLS Donate codes includes the Giftbux you need to customize your donation stand and a few items to trade in return for a donation. PLS Donate is one of the best Roblox games if you're looking to stock up on Robux, so be sure to get ahead of the economic curve and redeem these PLS Donate codes. We've also got a collection of Roblox promo codes, as well as the best Roblox music codes if you fancy firing up some tunes while working your stand.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:38 PM
     Pet Simulator 99 codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: Just for you, we're still looking around for new Pet Simulator 99 codes.

What are the new Pet Simulator 99 codes? If you're extremely lucky (and timely), getting a bunch of free gems in Big Games' latest pet collecting game can be as easy as typing a few letters into a box. As time goes on, though, we expect PS99 codes to become increasingly rare, perhaps even being tied solely to physical merch like plushies, lucky bags, and playsets. We've seen it happen before.

Pet Simulator 99 is the third Pet Simulator Roblox game Preston and his team have put out. Though it isn't out to replace Pet Simulator X codes directly, it will be the one getting the big updates from now on. If leaving your old collection behind doesn't sound fun to you, consider checking out Blade Ball codes or Blox Fruits codes instead.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:37 PM
     Peroxide codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: A new Peroxide code is in.

What are the new Peroxide codes? If you're trying to get ahead of the competition in Peroxide, we've collated all the latest codes for free product essences. We'll also run you through how to redeem the active Peroxide codes and where you can expect to find more for the Bleach-inspired anime fighter.

Peroxide is an established Roblox game that's erupted in popularity recently following an update. If you're searching for further Roblox freebies, we've also got regularly updated lists of Blox Fruits codes, Project Slayers codes, and AUT codes. Let's run through the Peroxide codes and the rewards they'll get you.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:35 PM
     Murder Mystery 2 codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're sneaking in the shadows looking for new Murder Mystery 2 codes.

What are the newest Murder Mystery codes? Roblox games rarely throw up an intense experience as is offered by MM2, a game where you could be saddled with one of three roles; the murderer, a bystander, or the sheriff. The murderer has to, well, murder. The bystanders have to avoid the wrath of said murderer, and the sheriff has to figure out, and eliminate, the bad person. Sound familiar?

This Roblox game is more cerebral than most, which means that while you'll rely on your wits most of the time. Still, it never hurts to have a helping hand in the form of some freebies via MM2 codes. If you're after other gifts, Blade Ball codes shouldn't go ignored. We also have Project Mugetsu codes and Blox Fruits codes that can help you grind those long-tail adventure games.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:34 PM
     Legends of Speed codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We're sprinting like lightning looking for new Legends of Speed codes.

What are the new Legends of Speed codes? Legends of Speed challenges you to become the fastest runner by competing in races across several different maps. It's one of the most popular games on the Roblox platform, so you may find it difficult to outrun the competition. Thankfully, our Legends of Speed codes can level the playing field and transform you into a speed demon.

Our up-to-date list of active Legends of Speed codes includes bonus Steps, so you can hit the ground running in one of the best Roblox games. Want something different to add to your Roblox rotation? Check out these Blade Ball codes And before you speed ahead of your competition, check out the best Roblox music codes to get you pumped ahead of your next race. Without further ado, here are the latest Legends of Speed codes.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:32 PM
     Project Slayers codes January 2024

January 21, 2024: We've refreshed our list of Project Slayers codes.

What are the new Project Slayers codes? Project Slayers is an action RPG in Roblox where you fight against other martial artists to be the very best in all the land. As with most Roblox games, it's a popular gacha; as such, plenty of codes are available to get clan spins and more.

So if you want to bulk up your warrior and fight against the strongest of foes, you'd be wise to make use of our Project Slayers codes list down below. We'll update it on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they expire, and thus you lose out on some free spins. If you're in the market for further Roblox freebies, we also keep regularly updated lists of the latest Anime Adventures codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Pet Simulator 99 codes to bring you the latest freebies.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 7:49 PM
     Palworld Weakened Status Effect GuideIf you've just started building your base out in Palworld, you may have noticed that some of your trusty workers have the Weakened status effect. And this is a nasty infliciton that won't go away on its own. Here's how you can cure Weakened in Palworld. Curing the Weakened status in Palworld Unfortunately, the Weakened status effect will not go away on its own in Palworld. It is a permanent part of whoever has it until you use a specific item to treat it. And the annoying part is that this item isn't something you can get immediately. To get it, we need to unlock the Medieval Medicine Workbench. This is located on the 12th level of the Technology tree and costs two points. Then simply craft High Grade Medical Supplies which costs 5 Ingots, 5 Horns, and 2 Bones. Then you can just use it on whoever is Weakened. Screenshot: PC Invasion Once you've done this the Pal should be cleansed of their weakened state and get back t...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 7:09 PM
     Palworld Pengullet GuideIf you're trying to quickly assemble a team in Palworld, you'll probably want to add Pengullet to the equation. Luckily you can find this handy Pal very quickly after you start the game. Here's how you can find Pengullet in Palworld. Where to find Pengullet in Palworld Pengullet is located to the northeast of where you find the Plateau of Beginnings. It's not too far away from this point, in fact, it's just down the road. Just keep heading down the hill and if you've found the marker for the Grassy Behemoth Hills, you've gone a bit too far. Check the map just below for help on finding Pengullet. Screenshot: PC Invasion I have managed to find Pengullet nearly every time I've passed this point in Palworld. This isn't the only spot you can find it in I'm sure since it's a pretty common creature. But if you're early in the game this is undoubtedly the easiest place to get it. Pals ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:35 PM
     Palworld Dinossom GuideIf you want to face an immediate challenge in Palworld then there's good news. Right as you start the game you can find a Dinossom less than a minute's walk away from the starting point. Here's how you can find this Dinossom yourself in Palworld. Where to find Dinossom quickly in Palworld When you first spawn in Palworld right after creating your character and watching the short introduction, the game expects you to walk forward. However, there's plenty to explore just behind you as a short path will take you down to the beach below. Along this path is where you can encounter a Dinossom. Check the map below for the general area that Dinossom can be found in. Screenshot: PC Invasion Before you search for it yourself, know that this spawn is not guaranteed to work every time. I've tested this myself on a bunch of seperate characters and I can confirm that a Dinossom has appeared 3 times out of 10. So if you don't ...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 21, 2024 5:00 PM

Players will be able to pre-load the game soon too.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:12 PM

Sony also recently revealed the essential tier games for this month.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, January 21, 2024 3:47 PM

iDev Games Feed Sunday, January 21, 2024 8:03 PM
     Kill zombies ok?...

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Kotaku Sunday, January 21, 2024 9:15 AM

Lots going on this week! The Xbox Developer Direct event on January 18 gave us a sneak peek at upcoming games like Indiana Jones and the Great Circle and Obsidian's RPG Avowed. Ubisoft managed to put their foot in it by sharing an unpopular take on subscription services, and Hogwarts Legacy broke a longstanding…


PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 11:43 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 mod gives its Illithid powers a comprehensive upgrade

Baldur's Gate 3 is a game that puts a whole wealth of power in your hands, but some of its most tantalizing fruits are those that feel just a little bit forbidden. Making use of the various Baldur's Gate 3 Illithid powers can be a great way to enhance your capabilities, but oftentimes the temptation to wield them can feel a little insufficient to justify the costs of using them. Fortunately, a new BG3 mod is a great way to make the tradeoffs feel worth it - though do note that some Baldur's Gate 3 mechanical spoilers follow.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 11:16 AM
     Old School RuneScape's official HD overhaul finally shown off by Jagex

After reversing course and approving a fan-made Old School RuneScape HD mod for release, developer Jagex finally shows off its own OSRS HD Mode, which will include fully dynamic lighting, sunlight effects, fog, and a whole lot more.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:48 AM
     Lost Ark updates will always be

Lost Ark is preparing to celebrate the two-year anniversary of its global launch, yet while it's done a lot of work to catch up to the Korean version of the game, developers Amazon Games and Smilegate are unlikely to ever quite reach a point of parity. In the wake of its most recent balance update and ahead of the much-anticipated Thaemine legion raid, PCGamesN speaks with Lost Ark community lead Roxanne Sabo about its current and future plans.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:12 AM
     Palworld CEO not into

The internet is wrangling with the fact that the next game from Palworld developer Pocketpair looks an awful lot like the 2017 indie mega-hit Hollow Knight. Called Never Grave, it's a Metroidvania roguelike with style and gameplay familiar to those of us waiting for Team Cherry's Hollow Knight Silksong.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 7:55 AM
     Hades meets Dead Cells in gorgeous new roguelike with free Steam demo

Hades 2 is one of my most anticipated games right now, so seeing another game clearly inspired by its action roguelike mold is bound to spark my curiosity. Match that with an equipment system reminiscent of Dead Cells, another personal favorite of mine, and a gorgeous, inky artstyle, and Realm of Ink has already captured my attention. With a free Steam demo out now, I've already found myself hooked in by its combat, and I'm eager to see whether the full game can deliver.

PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 7:53 AM
     Palworld beats Steam record Elden Ring couldn't manage at its peak

January 21, 2024 - Palworld has now overtaken Cyberpunk 2077's peak player count. Story continues below.

Palworld is big right now. Very big. So big, in fact, that the survival crafting game packed with Pokémon style Pals has just crested an astonishing milestone on Steam that even the might of the all-conquering Elden Ring couldn't manage, and it might well be on its way to even greater heights. Despite being available through Microsoft's PC Game Pass, the multiplayer monster-collecting game is topping Valve's Steam charts left and right, and it's only early days.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:59 AM
     Here's why Palworld servers are struggling under all this pressure

Palworld servers, both third-party and straight from Pocketpair, can't handle how over one million people are playing the survival crafting game at once. So if you've been struggling to get into co-op or a 32-player server, it's because everyone's trying to catch up with immense demand.

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PCGamesN Sunday, January 21, 2024 5:37 AM
     Fatal Palworld bug is

Palworld is the biggest game on Steam, and likely in the world, right now. The crafting and survival game with Pokemon-like creatures is bigger than anyone could've imagined, which is why you'll want to be fully aware of a Palworld bug that's "impossible to recover" from at the moment.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:00 AM

Sundays are for doing back mobility exercises because your body is crumbling. Let's stretch as we read the week's best writing about games and game-related things.

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Bulletstorm VR is a Fun, But Jarring Dive Into FPS Virtual Reality

When Bulletstorm debuted in 2011, the explosive first-person shooter impressed players with its no-holds-barred action gameplay. The FPS was also a product of its time, as it was both unabashedly crass and bombastic. So when I first heard about Bulletstorm VR, I was excited to see how the game's over-the-top campaign would translate to virtual reality.

Image via People Can Fly

Upon diving into the game for the first time, Bullestorm VR gives players many customization options to shape their in-game experience. For instance, those worried about motion sickness can use the "snap" camera, which allows you to turn your vision in small increments. Though I personally preferred the "smooth" camera as it's, in my opinion, more immersive. It feels like you are really standing in the game's world.

One of the first things that really stood out to me in Bulletstorm VR was the controls. Instead of mapping everything to buttons, the game really goes out of its way to break apart every single action so that it becomes a physical experience. For example, when I wanted to use my gun, I had to reach down to the holster on my right hip and lift it up to use it. Similarly, when I needed to reload my weapon, I had to take my left Meta Quest 3 controller and reach down to my left hip to grab my ammo. And I literally mean grab it.

The game makes you squeeze your controller so you wrap your fingers around the ammo, and then you have to shove it into the bottom of your gun (which you hold with your right controller). If you let go of squeezing your controller, your character will actually drop your gun on the ground as well. So this is a very tactile experience, and the game goes a long way to make you constantly feel like you are physically present in the game.

Image via People Can Fly

Unfortunately, VR mapping hasn't advanced enough that it can easily track your legs fully, so Bulletstorm's infamous kicking mechanic is relegated to a button press instead. Similarly, the game's iconic sliding mechanic is also mapped to a button hold in the opposite direction of your kick. However, with everything you already have to juggle in VR physically, this was probably for the best. While the Meta Quest 3 is wireless, I can't imagine how hectic things would have gotten had I actually slid or crouched on the ground, not to mention the damage I would have done to my room!

One of the biggest things I struggled with in Bulletstorm VR is the game's combat. Specifically, how weightless guns feel in the game. This could just be my experience, but I felt that the game didn't have enough feedback or punch to the shooting. This results in gun battles feeling disconnected. The best way I can describe it is you are pointing a floating gun and then shooting in a general direction. But it never feels like you are hitting anything, as enemies don't react as expected. Or, to put it another way, I didn't know half the time if I was even hitting my enemies and only found out when they would fall over incapacitated.

Thankfully, combat expands in a massive way fairly early into the campaign when you unlock the Energy Leash mechanic. The weapon is set to your left hand, allowing you to send an electric whip. This is where the game really shines in VR. Although the game offers two modes, I suggest people try the motion controls instead of the aim setting. Within seconds, I was whipping my hand down in the air and slapping enemies across the map. What makes this really fun is that you snatch enemies out of the air and immediately bring them to you.

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Anytime you use your leash on an enemy, they will freeze in the air in slow-motion for a few seconds, letting you use your gun in your right hand to load into them. The game's kicking mechanic also sends your foes flying in slow motion. So, if you time all this right, you can whip and kick enemies all over the level. It's a lot of fun when it all gels together. Although I will say I think combat will be a bit of a learning curve for some players. If you struggle to use both your left and right hand simultaneously, combat can take a bit to get used to, as you are responsible for physically combining every action. I can't tell you how often I would set up an epic combo by whipping an enemy into the air, only to fumble it when I struggled to grab the ammo clip off my left hip and shove it into my gun fast enough. But when combat works, it's a lot of chaotic fun.

The gameplay improves even further when you unlock the trickshot feature. In Bulletstorm VR, your moves and kills can earn you points based on how stylish your combo is. This is another feature that I think works really well in VR. For instance, it's incredibly satisfying to whip an enemy across the level and slam them into a cactus or fence. Sure, you could do that in the original game, but there is something much more satisfying here when you look at the enemy in the face as they are slammed into a gate a few feet away from you. I also think the immersive nature of VR allows you to use this feature more strategically as you get a better sense of the environment and where you can throw your foes.

While I appreciate all of the efforts that went into making combat a physical experience, I do think that, ultimately, it feels a little clunky. This could just be my own experience level in VR. Maybe a more veteran player who is better at juggling multiple tasks would pull it off a bit more with ease. But at least for me, combat always felt like a handful of moving parts that never would quite gel together smoothly. And in all fairness, the hectic nature of Bulletstorm's combat was always going to be tough to translate. After all, in the original game, you were sliding around the level at breakneck speed while quickly smashing one enemy before jumping to the next. I feel like that visceral speed and thrilling action is a little lost here as you are left juggling each action.

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Another thing that stood out to me while starting up Bulletstorm VR is its graphics. This game is very much a faithful adaptation of the original game, so players shouldn't expect a massive overhaul for virtual reality. It literally feels like you are stepping into a 2011 game and being able to walk around in its engine. As someone who loves retro games, I actually found that charming. But if you expect more realism from your VR experiences, this might be a major sticking point for you. This really becomes noticeable as you progress through the campaign and are thrust into action-heavy levels. Muddy textures and blocky environments are pretty common here. But as I said above, this is a 2011 game, so as long as you walk into this expecting Bulletstorm, but in virtual reality, it might not bother you.

So the question I was left asking myself was, is the VR version a superior version of Bulletstorm? As of right now, I would say no. But if you are a fan of the original game, I do think this is a unique spin on a classic FPS that allows you to experience it in a completely new way. Although the graphics and core elements of the campaign are the same, the gameplay changes are a massive difference that moves the game into a more physical experience.

Bullestrom VR is now available on the Meta Quest and VR headsets via Steam.

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Siliconera Sunday, January 21, 2024 11:30 AM

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During the special program for Version 4.4 of Genshin Impact, HoYoVerse revealed an upcoming collaboration between it and Sushiro. This collaboration will only be in Japan.

The collaboration event will start from February 2024 and it features Gorou and Kokomi. There will be limited edition menu items that draw from the image of Genshin Impact characters. The stores will also feature decorations and sell merchandise based on the game. More information on the Genshin Impact Sushiro menu will appear later.

As for Kokomi and Gorou, they're wearing casual outfits so they look like two youths on their way to Sushiro rather than workers there. The outfits are red and white, which is likely a reference to Sushiro's logo. The Pizza Hut collaboration featuring Ningguang and Yelan took a similar stance when it came to their designs, whereas the KFC collaboration with Diluc and Noelle made them look like workers in the restaurants.

In Genshin Impact, Kokomi and Gorou are both part of the Watatsumi Army. Kokomi is the leader and Gorou is one of her generals. Kokomi's strong association with fish, such as in her design and in her Skill, might be a reason as to why she's one of the two stars in the Sushiro collaboration.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. More details about the Genshin Impact collaboration with Sushiro will come out in the near future.

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Siliconera Sunday, January 21, 2024 9:00 AM

The Last of Us Part 2 has one of the best, though admittedly controversial, game storylines of all time, and there's one that hits incredibly hard. A moment between Ellie and Joel makes the whole game for me.

Editor's Note: There will be spoilers for The Last of Us Part 2 below.

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The pivotal moment happens during the flashback during the final scene of The Last of Us Part 2. After coming home to the cleared out farmhouse, Ellie picks up her guitar. However, she finds she can no longer effectively play due to her missing fingers. A flashback of her last conversation with Joel begins, giving her a chance to relive the night prior to his death.

After his public embarrassment by a frustrated Ellie at the Jackson dance, Joel plays his guitar on his porch. Ellie approaches, and the two share some awkward small talk about coffee. Joel then moves the subject to Dina and the nature of Ellie's feelings for her.

Ellie then directly shifts the conversation to the thing they're dancing around, which they've likely been avoiding for months. "I was supposed to die in that hospital," she says in frustration. "My life would've fucking mattered. But you took that from me."

Joel considers this only briefly and tells Ellie, with no hesitation, that given the chance he would "do it all over again." Ellie sits with this for a moment, then tell Joel that she doesn't know if she can forgive him for it. Joel, silently, accepts this.

However, she adds one final glimmer of hope: "But I would like to try."

A visibly emotional Joel tells her he would like that. After this, the two part ways, unware that they would never speak again.

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I think this scene is the heart of everything Ellie did in The Last of Us 2. While at first it seems like her quest was about revenge or "justice," that's only a surface level interpretation. To me, I think it's about this conversation. Of course she wanted revenge, but revenge isn't what drove her to the lengths she went to over the course of the story.

When Abby killed Joel, she didn't just take his life. She also took away Ellie's chance to forgive him. I think that place in her heart where all these unresolved feelings about Joel and his choice lived were now filled with this obsession over Abby's actions. Ellie associated Abby with these feelings and thought killing her would make it go away.

This is why I think she leaves Dina to go to Santa Barbara, despite her chance at living an ideal family life together. So much of Ellie is flooded with guilt. The survivor's guilt she always had, but also everything surrounding her relationship with Joel. At this point, I believe she still hadn't forgiven Joel, even after everything, and it's eating her up inside. When she finally finds Abby, it is Ellie who forces the final fight. She simply doesn't know what else to do, in her mind she has to kill Abby to make these feelings go away.

But, right before Ellie can kill her, she sees a flash of a moment in her mind. She sees that night on the porch with Joel. It's after this that she lets Abby leave with Lev. I think this moment, just before she crosses the final line, is when she forgives Joel.

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Ellie now understands at that point during the scene that killing Abby isn't going to do anything for her. She finally understands it's her own turmoil she's been fighting against this whole time. Ellie didn't kill Joel, but she hurt him by distancing herself. I don't find her hesitance to forgive him unfounded, but she lived in that limbo for a very long time. Because of this, so did Joel. Her final words to him, those of hope for their future, was likely the happiest he had been in a very long time.

So she finally makes her peace with Joel, both with what he did and also that he's gone, all at once. She lets Abby go, in some ways also forgiving her, and breaking the cycle of revenge that spread death all over Seattle throughout the game. Ellie finally learned what Abby did after she killed Joel. Revenge doesn't make any of those things go away, you have to let them go on your own.

I interpret the ending, and Ellie leaving the guitar, as her finally letting things go and forgiving herself too. It is an oddly hopeful conclusion in some respects, especially given it is also how the scene with Joel and Ellie ends. Things aren't good, but maybe they're starting to get better.

The Last of Us II Remastered is available exclusively on the PS5.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:32 AM
     How to find Paldeck number 106 Orserk location in PalworldIf you're looking to get your hand on every Pal in Palwold, you should expect to have to cover some serious distance. There are hundreds of Pals that come out at all times of day. Orserk Paldeck number 106 is a particularly difficult Pal to find in Palworld due to its remote location. How to find Paldeck number 106 Orzerk in Palworld You can sometimes find Orserk 106 northeast of the Deep Sand Dunes travel point. This part of the map is at the furthest northeast point of the Map, so make sure you're wrapped up warm. It gets cold here, and you can expect to spot a lot of level 30+ monsters around. To get to the location of the Orserk 106 in Palworld, you will have to travel across the ocean to a Spikey Island known as the Reserve. Make sure you have a Pal with the stamina to make the crossing. You must also ensure you have the right clothing for frosty climates, as the nights get cold and the days aren't much better. The closest Fast Travel point...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 9:31 AM
     How to place stairs in buildings in PalworldBudding architects and designers are already flocking to Palworld to build their perfect kingdoms/prisons for their Pals. The builder leaves enough room to put together some serious designs, but it isn't the most intuitive. Here is how you can place stairs in buildings in Palworld. Construct indoor stairs in Palworld The first thing you're going to need to do is build a foundation big enough to house a set of stairs. Three by three is the smallest I would recommend for a building with stairs in Palworld. However, the bigger the better. Once you have your foundation placed, you can begin with the rest. Once you have built your floor, place your walls, this will give you some idea of where you want your stairs to sit in the building without getting in the way of anything. Once they are in place, head into your build menu and select the foundation tab. This tab is where you will find the stairs piece in Palworld. PC Invasion The stairs p...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:09 AM
     Surfent Stats In PalworldIn Palworld, you'll soon begin to wonder how you can sail across the ocean and the seas to reach far away lands. Early on in Palworld, Surfent will be the one to help you with this monumental task. You just have to catch one first. Surfent Habitats in Palworld Surfent doesn't exactly get around, and spawns in only a couple specific locations. The world is not teaming with these Pals, and they seem to prefer their specific habitats. So if you're after a Surfent, you'll have to travel for them. Screenshot: PC Invasion They are somewhat abundant in the habitats in which they spawn, although there won't be loads of them. So if you want to capture one, you'd better be careful not to actually kill any of them! You'll have a limited number of chances. Related: How to start a server and play co-op in Palworld How to catch Sufent in Palworld You'll want to be careful when trying to captur...