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GamersHeroes Saturday, January 27, 2024 2:42 PM

In this guide, we go over a couple of tricks to help you learn How to Build a Roof in Palworld.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 12:34 PM
     9/10 Soviet city builder introduces campaign mode in big free update

With the likes of Cities Skylines 2 and Against the Storm now out and established, and 2024 promising even more big city-building games including Frostpunk 2 and the highly wishlisted Manor Lords, another Steam strategy game with a 'very positive' 92% user rating has just launched its latest free update. Workers and Resources: Soviet Republic update 13 includes the long-teased introduction of its campaign mode, new vehicles, additional default maps, and more for the 3Division management sim published by Hooded Horse.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 12:16 PM
     Steam's coolest spinoff action game just turned ten, and it's on sale

Even after a decade on Steam, Metal Gear Rising is the most perfectly ludicrous spinoff I've ever played. While it channels the themes and personality of Hideo Kojima's sweeping epic, the gameplay and music are from an entirely different reality. So if you've never played it, or fancy giving the PC port a go, it's on sale right now.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:44 AM
     Exciting new indie RPG Arco gets a free Steam demo, and I'm hooked

Blending exploration and decision-making with tactical turn-based RPG combat that would make the likes of Baldur's Gate 3, Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth, or Into the Breach proud, Arco is a beautiful pixel-art new indie game that tells the story of "three tales forged in bloodshed, laced with magic, and united by revenge." With a free demo now available to play ahead of Steam Next Fest, I've been spending plenty of time with Arco, and I'm already having a lot of fun.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:30 AM
     All Star Tower Defense codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: Two new ASTD codes have dropped since our last update.

What are the new All Star Tower Defense codes? Developer Top Down Games has struck gold with their smash-hit game, All Star Tower Defense, blending together tower defense gameplay with characters inspired by popular Japanese anime.

The first few missions of the tower defense game may seem easy, but it doesn't take long before your units start to struggle. That's where our Roblox guide comes in, allowing you to claim free Stardust and Gems to unlock powerful units in the free PC game. Not only does this guide cover the code redemption process, but we're also always looking for new ASTD codes, so keep this page bookmarked for any updates.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:26 AM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: We're looking for apology Anime Champions Simulator codes for the recent update delays.

What are the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes? If you're new to this Roblox experience, you will want some bonus resources to give you a head start. This includes diamonds, tokens, medals, and boosts to bolster your team and get them fighting more formidable opponents sooner.

So, if you want some up-to-date Anime Champions codes, we have a list of all the free stuff you can get right now. Alternatively, there are plenty of other anime Roblox games worthy of your attention that have their own set of codes, such as Blox Fruits codesFruit Battlegrounds codes, and Blade Ball codes which is currently the hottest game on the platform.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:28 AM
     Anime Ball codes January 2024 – Free spins and yen boosts

January 27, 2024: There's a new Anime Ball code set to drop with today's update.

What are the new Anime Ball codes? The latest contender to the throne of one of Roblox's best-performing titles of 2023 is here, and it's putting up a fight. With multiple codes dropping almost every day and weekly updates still on the cards, now's the time to jump into a fresh new take on the genre if you're looking for a second chance.

Think you've missed the boat on the new and emerging Roblox genre of reflex-based sports games? The latest Blade Ball codes might have you thinking it's not too late. If you're looking for a more relaxed time, however, Fruit Battlegrounds codes or Shinobi Life 2 codes might be more up your alley.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:24 AM
     Anime Dimensions codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: A new Anime Dimensions code has arrived.

What are the active Anime Dimensions codes? No doubt you're no stranger to Roblox's anime offerings, as there are loads of them out there. However, this one is a good option if you ever want to transform into the likes of Goku, Luffy, or Naruto and punch/Ki Blast/ninjitsu your way through hordes of enemies.

There are plenty of other anime-inspired games on the Roblox platform with redeemable codes for free in-game currency and more. This includes Anime Adventures codes, Project Slayers codes, and Kage Tycoon codes. For now, though, here are some Anime Dimensions codes that can get you free gems and boosts for your chosen fighter.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:22 AM
     Anime Fighters Simulator codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: A new Anime Fighters Simulator code is in for the January update.

What are the new Anime Fighters Simulator codes? With the classic Roblox anime adventure getting a new lease of life in 2023, we've been hard at work testing codes to get you streaming through the latest update as soon as it drops. Even if you haven't played Anime Fighters Simulator in a while, the freebies on offer can quickly get you back to full strength or, if you're a veteran, send you hurtling further up the leaderboards.

While we wait for the next Anime Fighters Simulator update, consider checking out some of the best Roblox games for 2023. For a few noteworthy specifics and recommendations, you can't go wrong with Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shinobi Life 2 codes. They're hallmarks of the Roblox anime category. For another mishmash of your favorite characters, All Star Tower Defense codes are popular, too.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:20 AM
     Anime Souls Simulator X codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: Another new Anime Souls Simulator X code has arrived.

What are the new Anime Souls Simulator X codes? Anime Souls Simulator X, a sequel to the game without the X, tasks you with building your own army of powerful heroes and imbuing their weapons with souls to take on fearsome bosses. If the road to greatness is a little too long when first starting, you'll be happy to hear that we've tracked down the latest Anime Souls Simulator X codes to help you grow in power faster than ever.

Our list of up-to-date Anime Souls Simulator X codes delivers a treasure trove of free items straight to your inventory and various rolls and spins to help you swap out your weaker heroes. If you're partial to anime and manga-inspired games across the Roblox platform, we've also got the latest Anime Adventure codes, Slayers Unleashed codes, and even Ro Ghoul codes to help you stay one step ahead of your fellow Robloxians.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:18 AM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: New Arm Wrestle Simulator codes should be coming for the latest update any minute now.

What are the new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes? This popular Roblox experience channels the simulator games of the past few years, rewarding your strenuous clicks with rapidly multiplying strength. Arm Wrestle codes can speed up the process exponentially, earning you the gains you need to bend everyone's elbows and slam even the beefiest of opponent's forearms onto the table. Keep up with all the latest codes before they expire, and you'll have a natural advantage over those who don't.

As we've already alluded to, Arm Wrestle Simulator takes the ideas of many other popular Roblox games to create one centered around a less violent form of settling your differences, without resorting to a boring game of rock, paper, scissors. For further freebies in other action-packed Roblox releases, be sure to grab the latest Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes before they're gone.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:13 AM
     Bee Swarm Simulator codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: We're still bee-sy looking for new Bee Swarm Simulator codes.

What are the active Bee Swarm Simulator codes? Whether you're in the market for some free items to help you get started farming honey, or you need that extra boost to your bee's effectiveness at collecting pollen, there's no quicker way to get your hive started than to redeem a whole bunch of codes. However, it's not always easy to know where to find ones that work.

So, if you want to give your little pollinators a helping hand, we have many tried and tested active Bee Swarm Simulator codes to redeem that give you valuable free items and boosts. We also have freebies for other popular Roblox games, including Blade Ball codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Murder Mystery 2 codes to help you get ahead.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:16 AM
     Arsenal codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: We're still looking for new Arsenal codes.

How do you get Arsenal codes? The Roblox-based shooter has proven itself to be quite the popular experience, with teams taking shots at each other with machine guns, bazookas, and even flinging magic spells from books.

Take your gaming experience to the next level by redeeming Arsenal codes to gain exclusive skins and announcer voices. There are other Roblox shooting games out there, all with their own unlocks, so make sure you check out the best Da Hood codes for more. If you want to try something completely different like racing motorbikes, there are also Motorcycle Mayhem codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:10 AM
     Blade Ball codes January 2024 – free skins and spins

January 27, 2024: There's a new Blade Ball code in.

What are the new Blade Ball codes? Those who want to stand out while playing this dodgeball game can splash out on new weapons, skills, and even explosive effects. To get them, though, you need coins, and there are ways to instantly get a small amount of coins to roll the dice while getting a chance to open crates and maybe pull a rare sword skin. 

There are other similar games on the Roblox platform, so be sure to get all the latest Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to get yourself ripped or learn the secret of Berry Avenue codes if you'd rather live a calmer virtual life. Here are all the latest Blade Ball codes, how to enter them, and where to find more.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:12 AM
     Berry Avenue codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: We've added a new Berry Avenue code for the Lavender Updo hairstyle.

What are the new Berry Avenue codes? Rather than being a conventional Roblox game that uses tower defense, RPG, or shooting game-style mechanics, Berry Avenue is a playground where you can buy a house, work a job, or drive around without a care in the world looking fabulous.

However, you may have noticed that everyone else looks much more stylish than most Roblox experiences. Is this because of the time they spent playing the roleplay sandbox game or perhaps linked to how much they paid in real-world money? While you're here, you should know that we also keep lists of Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Anime Adventures codes to get you some free items and rolls for those games.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:08 AM
     Blox Fruits codes January 2024 – free XP and money

January 27, 2024: We're still looking for Blox Fruits codes for the second part of the Christmas update.

What are the new Blox Fruits codes? We've compiled a regularly updated list of all Blox Fruits codes to redeem in-game freebies like XP boosts, free Beli, and stat resets for your pirate adventures. Need a boost to take on the increasingly tricky competition? We've got you covered.

Blox Fruits is one of the biggest Roblox games ever, thanks to its fun, anime-inspired pirate action. That said, it can be challenging to find new Blox Fruits codes, much like Anime Adventures codes, Blade Ball codes, and Anime Champions Simulator codes, but we've done the hard work and listed all the active Blox Fruits codes prior to Update 21 in one place below.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:04 AM
     Car Dealership Tycoon codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: There's a new Car Dealership Tycoon code in for the game's Challenge! update and season 9.

What are the new Car Dealership Tycoon codes? Alongside the obbies, murder mysteries, and shooters, Roblox is filled to the brim with any life simulator you could imagine, allowing you to live out your wildest dreams. If you've always wanted to run your own car dealership, test drive the fastest sports cars, and rake in that cash, then Foxzie's Car Dealership Tycoon lets you do just that.

As with any new business, you need money to get off the ground. Sure, Car Dealership Tycoon hands out easy money, as you can earn it by simply driving around the Roblox experience, but you'll be driving for a while before you can add that new floor to the showroom. If you're a little light on customers, why not take a break from running your business with Anime Champions Simulator codes, Southwest Florida codes, and Blox Fruits codes instead?

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:07 AM
     Brookhaven codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: There's a Brookhaven code for the Caillou Trap Remix music.

What are the new Brookhaven codes? Brookhaven is one of the most popular sandbox games on the Roblox platform, allowing you to meet up with friends and explore the town's bustling streets and sleepy suburbs. Our Brookhaven codes can put a little pep in your step as you act out different scenarios with some free music for your portable speakers.

Brookhaven offers a ton of freedom, so there are no pesky limitations to sidestep – you can snap up new houses and tear up the tarmac with various cars and bikes. Our Brookhaven codes grant you access to a whole playlist of popular tunes to serve as your soundtrack while you're at it. We've also got Doors codes, King Legacy codes, and Anime Adventures codes if you're searching for all the best goodies available across the Roblox platform.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:02 AM
     Da Hood codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: A new Da Hood code is expected to land in just six more days.

What are the new Da Hood codes? You need tons of cash to equip yourself with the best weapons on these mean streets, whether you're a criminal that's ransacking banks and shops across the city or a cop trying to stop this crime spree in its tracks.

Da Hood is a third-person shooter game you can play on the Roblox platform, and you can earn cash by either robbing places or catching criminals in the act. No matter if you decide to side with the robbers or cops, you'll find that having lots of cash can help you take advantage. If you're in need of further freebies, we've also got the latest Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shinobi Life 2 codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:01 AM
     Death Ball codes January 2024

January 27, 2024: We're looking out for new Death Ball codes.

What are the new Death Ball codes? If you're looking for some free gems to afford the anime-inspired skin of your dreams or the best blades and skills you need to keep up with the competition, then you've come to the right place as we're here with some codes to help you win a round of Death Ball.

Of course, this is a very similar game to one of the most popular Roblox experiences out there, but with an anime twist. Incidentally, we have all the latest freebies in one place if you're looking for the latest Blade Ball codes, and if you prefer anime gems, these some Haze Piece codes, Fruits Battlegrounds codes, or Anime Champions Simulator codes will get you free stuff there too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 27, 2024 5:22 PM

Bloodborne Kart is a fan game which aims to use From Software's gothic horror action RPG as the basis for a PSone-era kart racer. Or it was. Its developers say that Sony have been in touch and, as a consequence, "need to scrub the branding off." It'll stil come out after it a short delay, but it won't be called Bloodborne Kart anymore.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 27, 2024 4:57 PM

Stardew Valley's 1.6 update is almost done, with developer Eric Barone saying he's "done adding major new content to it now." He's now in the "bug-fixing and polishing phase". When it does arrive, it'll be Stardew Valley's first major update in over three years.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 27, 2024 2:22 PM

1200W power supplies are fairly few and far between, but if you're planning a truly high-end system with multiple graphics cards - or even multiple PCs! - then this level of power could come in handy. Right now you can pick up a 1200W Super Flower Leadex 80+ Platinum rated power supply for just $160 at Newegg when you use the code ASW4DN23229.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 27, 2024 2:06 PM

LG's OLED TVs are brilliant for PC gaming at 4K 120Hz with FreeSync and G-Sync support - and if you want to pick up their premiere 2023 model at a discount, this is the RPS deals post for you. Right now both the desktop-sized 42-inch model and the living-room-size 55-inch LG C3 are 10% off at Amazon UK. After the discount, the 42-inch model is £809, while the 55-inch size is £1084 - great value for the amount of high-end TV you're getting!

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Siliconera Saturday, January 27, 2024 3:00 PM

pokemon TCG best paldean fates cards

The Paldean Fates expansion of the Pokemon Trading Card Game is a bit of a confusing one to approach. It's got shiny Pokemon! There's a bunch of reprints! It's a landing place for cards that didn't have another international home! So figuring out the best Paldean Fates cards is a bit tricky. We're going to try, though!

The coolest Pokemon TCG Paldean Fates cards

You're probably expecting us to say the shiny cards. You probably are buying any of this set in the first place because of the shiny cards! But we just can't get that excited about cards that are simple, sometimes-recycled character-only art in different colors. So even though there aren't as many in the mix, it's the illustration rares again. The Trainer selection is particularly nice, with a Nemona action pose and a fun isometric scene featuring Clive.

If you're really lucky, though, you may pull the incredibly rare gold prints of the Paldea legendaries. Cards like Chien-Pao ex have seen common play in competitive decks, and if you're using them often, having a cool variant to show off while you do is nice.

pokemon TCG best paldean fates cards
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The most interesting Paldean Fates cards

It may be arriving a bit late to the party, but United Wings decks get one more option in Kilowattrel. It has a United Thunder attack that deals 10 damage per United Wings user in your discard to an opponent's benched creature. Is the dropoff from 20 to 10, and not actually counting itself, worth it? I don't know! But we'll see, I suppose.

The basic card drawing supporters, like Nemona and so many before her, tend to get outclassed a bit by more powerful options. It's possible that the new Nemona's Backpack might help? The item gets you two Nemona cards back from the discard pile, making for a much more consistent card draw at the expense of a little efficiency. Whether that's interesting enough to try is a matter of taste, but hey, the pickings are slim in this set in terms of actually new abilities.

The most meta-relevant Paldean Fates cards

This one might even be meta-meta-relevant, but the biggest impact Paldean Fates will leave on the competitive scene comes from its collection of popular reprints. The silver lining to so much of the set being recycled is that it's an opportunity for The Pokemon Company to water down demand of high-cost cards a bit, and bring down the cost of building a competitive deck. It's maybe weird to recommend a special set release because it has staple reprints, but… well, that's where we are!

In terms of new cards, the one that's most likely to see play is Moonlit Hill. The new Stadium lets you discard a Psychic energy to heal 30 damage from your party, which seems not so special until you remember that Gardevoir ex (which got a reprint in this set) can put that energy back on a creature at the cost of 20 damage. Synergy!

It's also possible that Gengar, with its ability allowing a free retreat each turn, could be nice in a support role, but Stage 2 creatures are a pain to play, so the bar's a bit higher than that in terms of utility.

tinkatink is a cutie in any hue-tie
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The cutest Paldean Fates cards

The Paldean Student cards have a bunch of plucky little kids just having a good time at school. With versions for both the base game's academies and Illustration Rare versions of both, we get a lot of cute youngsters showing some fun personality. We'd like to see their adventures in future card art!

There are also some adorable little pals among the shiny contingent. None are particularly clever art treatments, but it's simply hard to depict creatures like Tinkatink, Pawmi and Jigglypuff without making them lovable.

The newest Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion, Paldean Fates, launched January 26, 2024 and is in stores now. For more Pokemon TCG coverage, including an overview of this set, check out our archive.

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Siliconera Saturday, January 27, 2024 12:00 PM

Tekken 8 - Kazuya holds one fist in his other hand, lightning crackling down his arm

So, you're new to Tekken 8 and you've got thirty-two possible characters to choose from. Who should you pick to start out with? With many of these characters having over a hundred attacks each, it can be difficult to decide who might be a good fighter to pick up as you try to learn about the game. I know I'm still having trouble settling on who I want to play in the long run.

While figuring out who I like the most, I've dabbled with each character, and in my experience as a newcomer, I've come up with a list of five characters I think you can pick up and have a lot of fun with right out of the gate.

Tekken 8 Alisa
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If you rip off your own head and use it as a bludgeoning tool in a combo, I'm at least going to try your character out. Alisa is a quick little android that is good at prodding at her opponents with some fast attacks in Tekken 8. You have some fairly simple combos that will blast foes across the ring while dealing solid damage, forcing them to come right back at you again. If they make a mistake while rushing in, she also has some simple, mash-able attacks that will send your opponents flying into the air long enough that you can do a combo (if you have one you're already practicing).

Barring all that, you can just turn your arms into chainsaws and start carving your enemy up. It changes your attacks, but being able to mow through health with saw hands gives you some fun flexibility with the character. While this makes her feel like a complex "stance" character in a sense, I instantly know what to do with a chainsaw. I found her easy to pick up, enjoyed her good movement, and really liked being able to chew up enemies or send them flying. Or, again, smash them with my own head.

Tekken 8 - Hwoarang smashes Nina with a flying kick.
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Being a TaeKwonDo kid, I was bound to pick up this character at some point in Tekken 8. While he has some complexities with his stances, he is able to do some excellent combos just by slamming the buttons. As a lot of his stuff involves kicks, they have pretty good reach and speed as well. That can be a hindrance at times if your foe gets in a bit too close, but he has a handy little sidestep slap that can put you out of harm's way and get ready to just boot your opponent in the face again.

And if your opponent is in the corner? Just absurd kicks. As a beginner I know these combos aren't amazing, but just mashing a couple of kicks willy-nilly on an opponent stuck against the wall gave me some huge payoffs. Plus, the martial arts teenager in me will never get tired of seeing this kind of thing in action.

Tekken 8 Jun Paul
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Paul just hits like a truck, and you can get a lot of mileage out of some very simple moves you can pick up really fast. He's the sort of character where you don't have to be right about your choice of attack very often in order to maul people (as a Marisa player in Street Fighter 6, this speaks to me). If you want someone who can stomp players with a few well-placed attacks while you're getting to know the game, Paul can give you what you want. Just sneak in those highly-damaging strikes here and there so that you don't get too predictable. As a new player, you're going to fall in love with some of his big smashes, and you will absolutely start using them all the time. People will learn to expect them fast, but if you can learn to be crafty about where you sprinkle them in, you'll likely have fun in a hurry with Paul.

Tekken 8 - Paul smashes Law with a huge, explosive punch.
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Big robot does big punch. If you want to really hurt people from far away in Tekken 8, this machine will do it. Many of Jack-8's moves just have excellent reach, and will put a major hurt on your enemies if you can string even a few moves together. He's actually not as slow as I thought he would be given that he's a giant robot, but he's not exactly zipping around like Alisa. You will need to be careful and watch your opponent so you can sock them when they approach. Being able to control range with his abilities is great fun, although less so once they get in and start hitting you back. You're also a bigger target, so expect more things to catch you. Still, I just like playing big characters with big hits as it feels so satisfying to just launch a metal fist into your foe's face.

Sometimes, all I want is something simple.

Image via Bandai Namco


King, our beloved wrestler, is unparalleled in the grappling department in Tekken 8. He just has so many different types of wrestling moves and grabs he can use, even chaining multiple different grabs together. As the opponent has to hit the correct button to break the grab, you can bend them into a pretzel while they struggle to escape. To me, he feels a bit slow with some of his offense so you can't just go into combos, but knocking someone into the air and then catching them to pull them into a back breaking toss feels incredible.

Grappling is a bit more complex than regular kicking and punching, but there are few things that feel as good as catching someone with yet another of King's surprise grabs. If you're fighting someone who likes to block, you're really going to enjoy making them eat the King Of The Ring's highly-damaging tosses. King gives me that same sense of excitement that I get from playing Potemkin in Guilty Gear Strive, and that's more than enough to get me to play him.

Tekken 8 best characters
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6 - Anyone Who Looks Cool to You

I know I said I had five, but there's a sixth option I need to talk about for Tekken 8, and honestly, fighters in general. At its core, the choice of who to play, and what you find fun, is deeply personal. Some people like to get in their opponent's face and never let up. Some people like to keep their enemy out with long-range hits. Some people love goofy characters or wild gimmicks. I love grapplers even though I am terrible at figuring out the right distance to actually grab someone. What jives with me may not jive with you.

When you find a character you really want to play, you will feel it. And this is honestly the most important part about a fighting game, and the most meaningful thing I do whenever I pick up something new. There's almost always at least one character that simply clicks in my mind. They FEEL right to play as. And if I don't find this character, I feel lost.

While having some idea on good characters to start with is helpful, I cannot stress enough that you need to find someone who feels right to you, regardless of how complex they are. Yes, that means they might be more of a pain to learn, but learning has the potential to bring so much more joy than picking up a character who is "easier" just so you can win matches. So, while I had a blast with the characters on this list and found them simple to pick up, many of them have huge depths that I'm nervous to explore. But I really LIKE the character. It feels fun to learn them.

So, play around with the cast. Look at how they play. Find someone that feels right for you in Tekken 8, and just see how far you can go with them.

Tekken 8 is available now on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC.

The post Five Great Beginner's Characters for Tekken 8 appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 27, 2024 11:16 AM
     Lasso Loops In Monopoly GoLasso Loops has started in Monopoly GO now that Winter Games has ended. Now is a great opportunity to score even more Sticker Packs for the Monopoly Origins album. Full list of Milestones and Rewards for Lasso Loops in Monopoly GO Below is a complete list of all the rewards for the Lasso Loops Milestone Event in Monopoly GO. Note that cash rewards vary from player to player, so I can't give any values. Excitingly, this event will also reward Pickaxes for the Jungle Treasures event! MilestonesPoints RequiredLasso Loops rewards15Cash2520 Free Rolls310Green Sticker Pack450125 Free Rolls515Cash615Green Sticker Pack71510 minutes of Rent Frenzy820Cash9100225 Free Rolls1025Cash1125Green Sticker Pack1230Cash13250450 Free Rolls1435Cash1540Orange Sticker Pack1645Cash17400700 Free Rolls185010 minutes of High Roller1975Pink Sticker Pack2060Cash217001,200 Free Rolls2260Cash2365Blue Sticker Pack 247015 minutes of Cash Grab2580100 Free Rolls26500Cash27150225 Free Rolls2820...

WGB Saturday, January 27, 2024 12:06 PM
     This won't be a full review of War Hospital, instead, it will be more like basic impressions of the game after around 8 hours of playing it. This is because I was one of the unfortunate ones who ran into serious issues with the game, which is one of the reasons it holds a mixed rating on Steam. Because of these problems, I wound up unable to progress the story without having to restart the whole game, and by that point, I didn't have the time. I'll get into the details of what happened toward the end of this piece, but I still wanted to discuss the game as it does have a very interesting premise.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 27, 2024 5:36 PM

Mortal Kombat 1 is available now for PC and Consoles.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 27, 2024 4:59 PM

Hogwarts Legacy first launched on February 10, 2023

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, January 27, 2024 4:03 PM

PETA plans to make a guide.

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Kotaku Saturday, January 27, 2024 9:15 AM

For a game we've all been calling "Pokémon with guns," turns out there aren't all that many guns in the first few hours of Palworld. But you know what there is far too much of? Crafting mechanics in video games. Anyway, here are our takes on this week's news.


PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 9:31 AM
     New Game Pass and Steam roguelike nails what the genre needs most

Go Mecha Ball could easily get lost in the sea of excellent Game Pass releases this month and beyond, but it really shouldn't. I've been playing the fast-paced twin-stick roguelike on and off and can safely say that if you're a fan of the genre, and especially entries like Hades and Enter the Gungeon, you don't want to miss this one.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best indie games, Best roguelike games, Best upcoming games

PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 8:00 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 style RPG from legendary DnD writer out now on Steam

Looking for that next big RPG after Baldur's Gate 3? Look no further. With worldbuilding from the iconic mind of Ed Greenwood, creator of the phenomenally popular Forgotten Realms setting for Dungeons and Dragons, Unforetold: Witchstone is out now via Steam Early Access. A choice-driven CPRG sandbox that lets you shape the very fate of its world through a reactive influence system, Witchstone promises to be a perfect way to fill that post-BG3 hole in your life.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPGs, Games like Baldur's Gate 3, Best turn-based RPGs

PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 7:15 AM
     New Minecraft block lets you be

Minecraft players can be jerks sometimes, and, according to one of the developers of the Mojang sandbox game, that's by design. That said, the team does discourage the behavior with certain mechanics, and it looks like this will be applied to the new Vault block in 1.21 later this year.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 6:23 AM
     The Diablo 4 1.3.1 patch lands next week, but a big update is out now

A big Diablo 4 1.3.1 patch is planned to arrive next week, but Blizzard is already making big updates today with the launch of Diablo 4 patch notes 1.3.0a, which themselves make a first round of updates addressing some of the biggest problems in Season 3. The new Season of the Construct has already left many, myself included, underwhelmed by its ineffective Seneschal companion and the long grind of attempting to upgrade it, but a first round of improvements are now here.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 builds, Diablo 4 review, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 5:56 AM
     Suicide Squad's ugliest feature is being fixed before launch

Don't worry, that incredibly overwhelming Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League HUD is going to come with a plethora of options at launch and beyond. Developer Rocksteady appears to have heard the concerns amplified by the game's preview sessions, so your screen should look less like a battle pass vomited Skittles all over it with a few tweaks.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Kill the Justice League system requirements, Kill the Justice League release date, Best PC games

PCGamesN Saturday, January 27, 2024 4:55 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links January 2024

January 27, 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

Twinfinite Saturday, January 27, 2024 10:00 AM
Love the Pals, but the world is kinda mid.

Siliconera Saturday, January 27, 2024 9:00 AM

Diablo 4 Battle Pass

I thoroughly enjoyed what I played of Diablo 4 during its review period, and I even created a Hardcore character on release to join friends in a self-imposed challenge run to beat the game without dying. But once the first Season of Diablo 4 hit, I had exhausted myself with what I felt was a fairly lackluster end game.

Image via Blizzard Entertainment

So when I dipped my toes into Season of the Malignant I did just enough to grind out the first series of cosmetic unlocks in the Battle Pass and shelved the game. It wasn't until after a positive experience at BlizzCon that I ended up leaping back into Diablo 4 to give Season 2 - Season of Blood a shot. I'm a sucker for vampires and anything vampire-related, so I just had to give it a chance!

Hell, I even dressed like a vampire for an entire year. But the gameplay loop in Diablo 4 wasn't enough to keep me invested long enough to complete the entire Battle Pass for that Season—something I now deeply regret going into Diablo 4 Season 3 Season of the Construct. For the first time FOMO has hit me, and it isn't even something related to the slow rotation of cosmetic items that are extremely pricy for a $70 game.

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It's for Battle Pass items that I'm not sure I'll ever be able to obtain again. I'm not saying that Season of the Construct is bad. It's really just alright. But now that I'm actually playing the game again, the urge to make my Sorcerer look good is overwhelming. My partner gave me a set of Lilith-inspired cosmetics for my character to help with the feeling, but my mind keeps shifting back to the Season 2 Battle Pass.

To clarify I did not pay for the previous Season Passes, they were provided to me by Blizzard, so I don't have the feeling of having lost money which would be really frustrating if so, but FOMO still got me. So much of what was available genuinely appealed to me. Still, I could not convince myself to continue grinding away for its rewards due to Diablo 4's slow gameplay (especially in comparison to Diablo III, which I've really been enjoying!) and the Paragon Board system. I'm not saying either is bad; I just think that Diablo 4 is in a state where it's still growing into itself, much like its predecessor did.

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Diablo III was kind of a mess at launch. It had the real money market board (I actually had a friend whose mom used this feature to make some extra spending cash for herself), and class balancing was all over the place with the Monk mostly reigning supreme. And much like Diablo 4, the end-game loop wasn't exactly all that satisfying. And I feel like Diablo 4 is in a similar place, albeit for different circumstances.

I just wish the game was more fun to play so getting those Battle Pass rewards wouldn't feel like as much of a slog, even if the one in Diablo 4 is functionally the same as the one in Diablo III, just a lot grindier and costs money because I don't enjoy feeling FOMO over items I miss. Especially when in retrospect, they are items I missed because of a mostly uninteresting gameplay loop. Would I go back and grind out the Season 2 Battle Pass if I knew I would be playing Diablo 4 again? Probably. But hindsight is 20/20.

Diablo 4 is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Vessel of Hatred DLC expansion will arrive in late 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 27, 2024 9:34 AM
     Good Passive Skills In PalworldPassive Skills in Palworld allow your Pals to be diverse as well as more powerful. Boosts to movement speed or damage are always attractive; whether you can keep stacking the ones you want for the best effect is a different story, however. Can Passive Skills be stacked twice on the same Pal in Palworld? Unfortunately, each Pal can only have one copy of a Passive Skill in Palworld. This means that you can't have a Pal with four copies of Swift to massively increase its Movement Speed. Even though we can't keep copying the Passive Skill we want to improve the stats we want, there are other ways to achieve this method. Thankfully, in Palworld, there are numerous Passive Skills that will increase the same stat to varying degrees. So although we can't copy Swift four times, we can still get four Movement Speed increasing Passive Skills. Image: soup_pixels For example, to maximise speed through Passive Skills, the four you'll w...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 27, 2024 8:32 AM
     Pal Slacking Off In PalworldIn Palworld, Pals assigned to the base will work on tasks and help you produce all of the items you need. If they're slacking off or upset, however, then they won't work at all, even if you try to force them. We can't have that, now, can we? What does it mean when a Pal is slacking off or upset in Palworld? In Palworld, captured Pals assigned to a base will happily go around and start performing tasks that they're able to do. With food and a bed, these Pals will be happy for a while doing all the jobs you can't be bothered for. However, you will soon come across Pals that are slacking off and moping around base. Or worse – Pals that are upset and have sent themselves to bed. When this happens, they'll stop working, even if you try to force assign them to a task. Pals who are slacking off or upset will show it on their faces. Screenshot: PC Invasion Pals that are suffering from this will soon develop muc...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, January 27, 2024 5:29 AM
     Flame Organs In PalworldIn Palworld, Flame Organs are needed rather extensively if you want to build a Fire Weapon arsenal in the early game. Flame Organs are pretty annoying to get, especially if you want a lot. However, there are a couple things you can do to get a lot of them. Ranching Flambelle for Flame Organs in Palworld The best way to farm for Flame Organs in Palworld is by literally farming them. Flambelle is an adorable Pal that will produce Flame Organs quickly when assigned to a Ranch. You will soon find dozens of Flame Organs in the closest chest, and if you have more than one Flambelle, you'll have hundreds waiting for you. Flambelle is a little tricky to get for beginner players, although not impossible. If you're lucky, you may hatch one from an Egg that you've found around. Otherwise, you'll need to catch one yourself. They spawn in hot regions, as shown below. Screenshot: PC Invasion Related: How to get flying mounts in Palworl...

Gamer Empire Saturday, January 27, 2024 8:04 AM
     The shark is one of the most annoying features in the early days of Raft. It swims around your raft, preventing you from exploring the ocean, and occasionally destroys your foundations, forcing you to spend lots of materials repairing or even rebuilding your whole raft. In this guide, we'll show you how to completely stop […]

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, January 27, 2024 3:22 AM
     What's up folks? Giveaway Of The Day is giving all the opportunity to win on Solitaire Twist Collection. Their message follows. Solitaire Twist Collection is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Solitaire Twist Collection Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and ToomkyGames! No third-party advertising and browser...