Feb 04, 20:00

GamersHeroes Sunday, February 4, 2024 3:32 PM

Does Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League stand out in a crowd of games struggling to survive, or is this, as some feared, the downfall of Rocksteady?

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 3:50 PM
     2023's best selling game is already 40% off on Steam

Harry Potter fans lost their tail when Hogwarts Legacy finally launched in February 2023. The RPG had experienced a long development cycle from rookie studio Avalanche Software, but much to their and Warner Bros. Games chagrin, the title became the best-selling game of the year. Now, less than a full year after launch, the game is on sale on Valve's digital market Steam, opening a window of opportunity for those who missed out on it to give it a try and sling a few spells.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 4:00 PM
     Persona 3 Reload is Atlus' biggest Steam launch ever

Persona 3 Reload is a remake fans of the famed Atlus JRPG series have been long awaiting. Now that the game has officially launched, Steam stats show us that dedicated fans of the series have a particular devotion to the third installment of the franchise as Persona 3 Reload has already beaten out Persona 5 Royal in concurrent player count on the Valve run digital platform.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 2:04 PM
     Cult classic fantasy RPG remaster gets a free demo for Steam Next Fest

The late '90s and early 2000s were a phenomenal time for CRPGs, bringing us the likes of Baldur's Gate 2, the original Fallout, Icewind Dale, Vampire: The Masquerade Redemption, Planescape: Torment, and of course Divine Divinity, the first entry in the series that would bring Larian Studios to fame prior to making Baldur's Gate 3. Among those, classic, beloved, but oft-overlooked 2003 fantasy RPG Geneforge 2 is making a grand return in 2024, and you'll be able to try it this week courtesy of a free demo during Steam Next Fest.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 2:17 PM
     Try this gorgeous new El Dorado city builder with free Steam prologue

El Dorado: The Golden City Builder may not have an official launch date yet, but that doesn't mean you can't get a taste of what's to come from the strategy title, as a free prologue demo has been released to Steam for those interested in diving into the strategy game to develop settlements, appease the Gods, and conquering the city of Yucatan, all without having to spend a cent of real money.

Siliconera Sunday, February 4, 2024 3:00 PM

Best Persona Character

The Persona series has always had a wide cast of characters. Whether you loved them or hated them, they often left an impression. Below, we've made a list of who we think could be the best Persona character in the series. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

Don't get mad at me, but Yosuke from Persona 4 is the best character. Why might that be? I think he's a character who undergoes a lot of growth. He starts out hypersensitive about what people think about him and wants to prove himself as somebody worthy of attention rather than derision.

He can be rather bigoted over things he doesn't understand, and many of his jokes come at the expense of hurting other's feelings, but as Persona 4 progresses, he learns how to let go of his prejudices and become a genuine friend. He's loyal, goofy, and always striving to do the right thing. He's a dumb teenager, but he's also a dumb teenager who cares about others. Also, he has a disco frog as a Persona, and that's really neat. — Arielle

I might get flak for this one, but my favorite character in Persona is actually Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4. I know, at first glance, she's the typical pop idol, but her story really resonated with me. At first, Rise is a bubbly celebrity who beams with energy. But then we quickly learn that she's actually struggling with her happiness and the image she has to project for others.

I think a lot of us can relate to this idea of having to act "happy" for the sake of others. Her arc is emotionally impactful to me because she eventually finds her voice and starts to live for herself and not others. And while I usually play with Japanese audio, I actually think Laura Bailey did an amazing job voicing her in the English Dub. — Brent

For all I go on and on about Akechi in Persona 5, I think Kanji from Persona 4 is the best character from the series. He's kind of a goof and gets a bit too much flack from Yosuke for no reason, but I think he's such a sweet character with lots of cool and hilarious scenes. He can do it all! I like how he got more comfortable with himself as you progressed through his storyline and his dynamic with the other first-year characters. Kanji deserves better! — Stephanie

I like Shinji a lot in Persona 3. To be clear, especially in Persona 3 Portable and during the Kotone Shiomi route. He's had to deal with so much, but he's still fighting and doing all that he can to cope and make amends. (Even though he honestly didn't do anything wrong, and what happened wasn't his fault.) Aragaki is great! — Jenni

The post Best Persona Character appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, February 4, 2024 1:52 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. We have another excellent offer from Giveaway.su for Lord of the Dark Castle. Let's hear them out. Dear friends, today we start a new big giveaway! Right now you can get one of 5000 Steam cdkeys of "Lord of the Dark Castle" game – just complete several easy tasks and you will instantly get your free Steam cdkey. This giveaway contains NSFW task. Steam l...

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Kotaku Sunday, February 4, 2024 9:15 AM

In case you haven't heard, Persona 3 Reload is out, and it's awfully darn good. Whether you're a longtime series die-hard or just hopped on the bandwagon after Persona 5, there's a lot to sink your teeth into here. But not every game left us feeling quite so satisfied this week. Read on for our thoughts on Silent…


PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 1:37 PM
     Try this gorgeous new El Dorado city builder with free Steam prologue

El Dorado: The Golden City Builder may not have an official launch date yet, but that doesn't mean you can't get a taste of what's to come from the strategy title, as a free prologue demo has been released to Steam for those interested in diving into the strategy game to develop settlements, appease the Gods, and conquering the city of Yucatan, all without having to spend a cent of real money.

PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 12:49 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 mod gives its tooltips a much needed upgrade

Baldur's Gate 3 has a seemingly infinite amount of depth, both in its characters as well as its combat systems. Utilizing each of the items and pieces of gear you come across on your journey in the Forgotten Realms is crucial to maximizing the power of each of the characters in your party. Although the game demands extensive knowledge of all its systems, not every item has a clear description of its classifications and exactly what it does. Thankfully, a new BG3 mod is here to the rescue.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 11:27 AM
     This Palworld mod makes finding those perfect Pals a lot easier

With Palworld still sitting pretty at the top of the Steam charts, the open-world survival game that's often called 'Pokemon with guns' continues to reaffirm its success, having dethroned Valve and Counter-Strike 2 for a large portion of the past two weeks. While developer Pocketpair is hard at work developing new features and quality-of-life updates for the RPG, users have been coming up with their own Palworld mods to further enhance the experience, with one such tool a very welcome addition that fits right into the game's style.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 10:48 AM
     League of Legends Ivern streamer discovers broken Season 14 build

Ivern is not one of the more popular champions to grace Summoner's Rift in League of Legends. However, that doesn't mean dedicated players of the tree-hugging jungler aren't always crafting up new strategies to dominate solo queue and rack up those precious League Points.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 10:01 AM
     Promising space strategy game gets launch date and a free Steam demo

From the grandiose space adventures of Starfield and No Man's Sky to the tactical intricacies of FTL and Rebel Galaxy, shipbuilding is always one of the most delightful aspects of any good space game. Exciting new strategy game Breachway implements all the essentials of ship upgrades, resource management, and crew recruitment in a gorgeous deck-building roguelike that splashes in a little of my favorite parts from games like Into the Breach and Slay the Spire, and we now have a date for the game's Steam Early Access release. Even better, a free Steam demo lets you try it out yourself this week as part of Steam Next Fest.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 9:58 AM
     Co-op roguelike deckbuilder celebrates Steam launch with big upgrades

From Slay the Spire and Wildfrost to Monster Train and Cobalt Core, we've seen plenty of different takes on the roguelike deck builder. Hellcard, initially intended to be a short side project for developer Thing Trunk, expanded dramatically after positive initial reception. It brings its own unique spins to the table, including a positional combat system that'll please Baldur's Gate 3 or Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth enjoyers, and co-op with up to three players. As the team celebrates its full 1.0 release, Hellcard gets a new class and a rework to its endless mode.

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 9:58 AM
     The most essential RPG on PC is 75% off, but you'll need to be quick

I'm certainly not the first to extol the virtues of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and I won't be the last. The vast open-world RPG from Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is their finest work to date, and one of the best PC games ever. If you're after another sprawling, deep fantasy tale after Baldur's Gate 3, a more narrative-laden, immersive adventure than Palworld, or a richer, more lived-in setting than Starfield, The Witcher 3 is a must-play. Right now, if you're quick, you can snag the complete edition including its masterful expansions at a bargain price, and if you haven't seen it running on PC then it's even more worth your time.

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Twinfinite Sunday, February 4, 2024 11:15 AM
That's why they are the GOATs!

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Siliconera Sunday, February 4, 2024 12:00 PM

Granblue Fantasy Relink New Characters

After 8 long years, Granblue Fantasy Relink is finally here and playable, with a sizeable roster of characters set to be added with post-launch content. But with a cast so large, who exactly will Cygames add? Here are a few of our picks.

Black Knight and Orchid

Granblue Fantasy Relink New Characters
Image via Cygames

Apollonia, the Black Knight, plays an important part in the earlier arcs of Granblue Fantasy's story. First as a menacing adversary working for the Erste empire and later as a begrudging ally. I've been asking, nay, begging Cygames to add her to Versus since it released, but she could be just as interesting to see implemented as characters in Relink.

In the mobile game, she uses a mix of dark magic and swordplay, which serves as an offensive mirror to Katerina in her abilities and character. She's also Eugen's daughter, though the two have a rocky relationship that's often a source of drama.

Then there is Orchid, not to be confused with Orchis, who is a different but related character. She and Apollonia have a similar relationship to Katerina and Lyria: a mysterious girl with no past protected by a sisterly knight. Orchid would be especially interesting because she fights using a stand-like automaton called Lloyd, who ensnares foes with puppet strings.

The Angels and Primarchs

Granblue Fantasy Relink New Characters
Image via Cygames

The Angel characters were introduced in the story event 'What Makes the Sky Blue,' starting with coffee aficionado Sandalphon and the elemental Primarchs Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Gabriel. Each of the Primarchs governed one of the four basic elements, like fire and earth, before giving up their roles, while Sandy, at one point, 'borrowed' all of their powers at once.

Their fighting styles also vary greatly. While Michael uses several conventional weapons, Uriel is a bare-knuckle brawler, and Raphael can strip his body into ribbons. Their natural flying ability could also make for some abnormally mobile movesets, or let them strike a wider area with their attacks.

There are also several other angels like Halluel and Malluel, Saruel, or the notorious innuendo-magnet Belial, who showed up in Versus not once but twice. Any of these would also make good choices for characters in Relink, though I'm not sure how much more Belial the universe can handle.

The Six Elemental Dragons

Granblue Fantasy Fediel
Image via Cygames

This group of characters began as bosses before becoming playable, and each can take both a dragon form and a mortal guise. Their personalities are as strong as their powers, and their overflowing curiosity makes them fun to see bounce off the other characters.

I'd love to see switching between their various dragon and mortal forms implemented in Relink, especially characters like Wamdus and Ewiyar whose respective forms are very interesting interpretations of 'dragons'.

Meg, Nicholas, and Robomi

Image via Cygames

The next two characters reacted very differently to being mostly normal people in a fantastical world. For example, Meg just wanted to vacation at the beach before the annual Granblue Fantasy Summer events, and the accompanying giant fish monsters drove her mad with stress. Retreating into the mountains, she honed her body into a weapon capable of protecting her beloved beach, and she also had a flying shark named Ursula on her arm. Her story events are hilarious, and she'd suit a very mobile playstyle very well.

Nicholas, on the other hand, adapted slightly more healthily than Meg. Upon discovering an army of invading creatures, he used his engineering knowledge to create Sentai suits, high-frequency blades, and giant robots to defend his family. He and the ancient anti-creature robot Robomi would suit a playstyle built around ridiculous special attacks and mecha transformations that would play very differently from the other characters.

So these are some of the characters we'd like to see potentially added to Granblue Fantasy Relink. Who would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!

The post Characters We'd Like to See in Granblue Fantasy Relink appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, February 4, 2024 9:00 AM

Persona 3 Reload Makes the Reaper More of a Threat

I wasn't afraid of the Reaper in most iterations of Persona 3 prior to Persona 3 Reload. I played every version, mind you, both for work and fun. But because of the way that I played, I didn't fear Tartarus' greatest foe.

Persona 3 Reload made me genuinely fear the Reaper.

Okay, so, in past games I always go for efficiency when exploring Tartarus. Especially after getting through the first 100 floors, because by that point I'm sort of done. I don't want to waste time exploring. I'll probably even forget to rescue people who wandered in by that point. I just want to reach the next wall so I can go back and do the daily life stuff and see the story. This means I never really encountered the Reaper unless I was trying to. If you aren't lazing about, that boss isn't going to show up.

In Persona 3 Reload, other elements culminated to make an opponent who didn't see unless I was really looking for it before turn into a genuine threat. It first happened around November in-game. I was going in a bit more often when not engaging in daily life due to finishing the Mutatsu and Tanaka social links. I realized that if it was a darkened floor, the Reaper was not only more likely to appear, but would show up more quickly. 

The first time it happened, I was about two "rooms" in when Fuuka warned me the Reaper was here. I didn't see the red marker for the enemy on the map and there wasn't the telltale red haze at the edges of the screen, so I figured there was some sort of mistake and made a note for my review to point out there were inaccurate alerts. But then after a fight with a normal enemy, I came out of that to see that yes, the haze was there, the Reaper was there, and it was right behind me.

Worse, this version of the Reaper was smart. As you may or may not know, the Harabah block of Tartarus has a disco sort of feel to it, with winding paths and circular spaces. I figured, "Oh, I will run to the right, get the Reaper to chase me, then make a full circle to go back around. Except the AI for it seemed to realize that and doubled back to continue a close pursuit.

Persona 3 Reload Makes the Reaper More of a Threat
Screenshot by Siliconera

However, what really got me about the Persona 3 Reload Reaper is that this time the dude follows up us stairs. (It's me, I'm the reason Google probably started autofilling "Persona 3" Reaper follow another floor.") I ended up consulting with two fellow Siliconera writers with equal levels of familiarity, DMing them at a late hour going, "Yo, could the Reaper climb stairs before?"

It was such a shock when in December Fuuka suddenly warned me that after escaping the Reaper on one floor, the enemy was still right on my tail. Especially since the game then cut to an animation at the entrance of that floor showing that yes, my "friend" was here and wanted to catch up. I dashed to the next fast travel point I was aware of a few floors up, afraid that the Reaper might suddenly decide to tag along again. 

It really added to the intensity of the experience. While I don't like the idea of fighting the Reaper in any Persona 3 entry before I'm ready, the execution in Persona 3 Reload is pretty good and helps establish the opponent as a true threat.

Persona 3 Reload is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC

The post Persona 3 Reload Makes the Reaper More of a Threat appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, February 4, 2024 1:52 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. We have another excellent offer from Giveaway.su for Lord of the Dark Castle. Let's hear them out. Dear friends, today we start a new big giveaway! Right now you can get one of 5000 Steam cdkeys of "Lord of the Dark Castle" game – just complete several easy tasks and you will instantly get your free Steam cdkey. This giveaway contains NSFW task. Steam l...

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, February 4, 2024 8:57 AM
     What's up all? GrabTheGames holds a new giveaway for Lazarus AD 2222. Let's hear them out. Get Lazarus AD 2222 for FREE! Last minute notes Use your email to enter this giveaway, follow the on-screen instructions to get and use your key. So what are you waiting for? Click on the button below to get you started. It couldn't be any easier! Need to get notified before everyone else? ...

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PCGamesN Sunday, February 4, 2024 5:02 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links February 2024

February 4, 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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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, February 4, 2024 6:00 AM

Sundays are for watching yet another episode of Catfish. Let's feign surprise as we read the week's best writing about games and game-related things.

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Pivotal Gamers Sunday, February 4, 2024 3:22 AM
     Hello all. Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Ballad of Solar. Let's hear them out. Ballad of Solar is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Ballad of Solar In a land of enchantment, torn by evil, a hero arrives to save the day! Guide Solar and his band of helpers as they set out to stop the dark sorcerer Gr...

Feb 04, 00:00

PCGamesN Saturday, February 3, 2024 5:07 PM
     Xbox Wireless Controller review – it's got the X factor

In November 2020, the gaming community was introduced to the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Wireless controller. This controller guided us through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic as we embarked on adventures in Star Wars Fallen Order and Halo MCC. Many of us, seeking the optimal gaming experience, turned to the PC, wielding the Xbox controller. Why, you might wonder? Well, because it's one of the best PC controllers around. Join me as I dissect the merits and shortcomings of the Xbox wireless controller.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 3, 2024 5:20 PM
     Palworld Grabbing Red BarriesIf you want to play the smash hit game Palworld on your Android phone or tablet, you will need to download it through an APK. These are compressed files that are able to use your phone's hardware to emulate the game. How to install Palworld on your phone To begin, you must find yourself a trusted APK. These files can be found on various websites. However, you must be cautious of where you get them. They are always going to be third-party websites, and they are often known for malware. Only download the Palworld APK from a trusted site. You can use something like URLVOID to see the safety rating. Screenshot: PC Invasion Before downloading and installing a Palworld APK, you should be aware that it will demand a lot from your Android phone. Ensure you have the hardware actually to emulate the game. Trying to run a big game like this with insufficient hardware will damage your phone. Installing the Palworld APK Follow these steps to install your Palworld APK. Dow...

WGB Saturday, February 3, 2024 7:14 PM
     2023 was a pretty good year for gaming. � Over 14,500 games launched on Steam � Hogwarts Legacy sold 22 million units worldwide � Mobile gaming reached a value of 140.5 billion U.S. dollars Not to mention, more people than ever finally got their hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. Altogether, not too shabby.

WGB Saturday, February 3, 2024 6:56 PM
     This spring Xbox may be set to offer an explanation about why its previously exclusive games are coming to PlayStation and Switch.

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