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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:35 PM

Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive will delay the global launch of Homeworld 3 until May 13.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:42 PM

See how players will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Rebirth on the PlayStation 5 with the immersion trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:19 PM

Excelling in melee combat, get acquainted with the Fighter Vocation of Capcom's Dragon's Dogma 2 with the latest trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:20 PM

Players will be able to squad up with Bangalore and the rest of the Legends with Respawn Entertainment and EA's Apex Legends - Breakout February 13.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:40 PM

The world's first 8-Bit Avian Roguelike platformer, the team at Refresh Games and Mega Cat Studios have announced the stretch goals for the Flap Happy Kickstarter.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:05 PM

Make the most of your trip to Embervale with the official beginners tips video for Keen Games Studios' Enshrouded.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:14 PM

As part of Steam Next Fest, MINTROCKET has released a demo of their upcoming top-down team battle game Wakerunners.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:51 AM

Scope out the all-new match types, environments, and Superstars coming to Visual Concepts and 2K's WWE 2K24 with the latest trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:14 AM

Blending together match-based shooters with zombie shooter games, the world of Mutant Realm Games' Lightphobe will enter Steam Early Access February 12.

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Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00 PM

Disney is making its biggest push yet into video games. On February 7, the Mouse House and Fortnite creator Epic Games announced plans to create new games and an entertainment universe where consumers can "play, watch, shop and engage with content, characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:45 PM

A GameStop tweet promoting a demo day when folks can come in and play some games on Xbox consoles using "Microsoft Game Pass" has injected more chaos and controversy into the ongoing, apocalyptic Xbox drama—set off by reports of exclusive games like Starfield coming to PS5—currently affecting console warriors and…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:30 PM

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 on PlayStation 5 is getting the much-requested and previously teased New Game+ option in March, as well as some other "highly requested features" and new suits for Spidey.


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:00 PM

Strap in Sonic Adventure 2 sickos, the main theme from the series' 3D platformer is going to be in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 live-action movie. Were you worried we'd get some terrible needle drop during a climactic moment? Were you mentally bracing yourself to hear Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero" as Sonic and…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:15 PM

A new survey from Capcom asks fans if they are interested in more sequels or new entries in franchises like Dino Crisis and Onimusha. As someone who regularly sees people asking for more Dino Crisis—the last game came out in 2003—I think I can answer that question for Capcom.


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:00 PM

Overwatch 2's second big anime collaboration is coming in season nine, and this time, it's all about the classic '90s space western Cowboy Bebop. This marks the first big crossover event the game has put on in 2024, and cements that Blizzard is more than willing to go back to the anime well after its One Punch Man…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:30 PM

While playing WB Games' new co-op shooter, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, a player was knocked down by enemies mid-fight. They then heard something that they were probably not meant to hear: the name of the game's next playable character. And you can't blame dataminers or leakers for this slip-up. Instead,…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:15 PM

As smash hit survival and animal-catching game Palworld is still in Early Access, bugs and hiccups are to be expected. The game's developer, Pocketpair, has been quick to address many of the game's more frustrating bugs, including issues with its respec item which were plaguing players. The latest patch continues the…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:45 AM

Death Stranding 2: On the Beach was featured heavily during Sony's January State of Play presentation. The PlayStation 5 sequel is coming out in 2025, but while it's still over a year away, we did learn a lot about it in the nearly 10 minutes of new footage from the show. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, for a game helmed by…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:30 AM

Developer Pocketpair sure has been quick to issue bug fixes to its hugely popular survival and animal catching game, Palworld. According to the patch notes for v0.1.4.0, you can now safely craft and use Memory Wiping Medicine, as the bug has been fixed:


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:15 AM

With the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth only weeks away, it's becoming abundantly clear that Square Enix is playing fast and loose with the original game's script. That was true of FF7 Remake, but the most recent State of Play, focused entirely on Rebirth, was a bounty of spoilers and scenes that suggest this…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:15 AM

Those looking to up their catch rate in Palworld can now reliably seek out Lifmunk Effigies once more. Patch v0.1.4.1 includes a number of fixes for the smash hit survival/animal-catching game, including a bug that prevented catch rates from increasing. The patch is now live on both Steam and Xbox.


PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:18 PM
     Steam's creepiest new horror game now has a free demo

Unnerving as they are, I love liminal spaces. These endless rooms and corridors that have a distinctly menacing aura about them, but nothing you can quite put your finger on. I have an innate curiosity towards them, and whatever spookiness they might hold. As such, I find Backrooms on Steam to be very enticing indeed.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00 PM
     Elden Ring and Darkest Dungeon unite in new Steam ARPG, playable now

Beginning with Demon's Souls and then gradually refined through Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring, From Software has successfully cultivated a new genre of RPG, one that myriad other developers have been eager to emulate - the hallowed soulslike. Difficult, dark, and steeped in obtuse but rich world-building, the soulslike is finding further expression in the likes of Lords of the Fallen and Nioh. Now, perhaps the most en vogue genre of the last five years is being combined with party-personality-management twist of Darkest Dungeon, a slight hint of iconoclastic horror shooter Killer7, and a warped contemporary setting for a new ARPG, available to play right this second as part of Steam Next Fest.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:25 PM
     Red Dead Redemption 2 mod creates the perfect upgrade for your horse

Much as I love a good horseback ride, it's about time Red Dead Redemption 2 embraced modernity. A new mod finally brings cars to the old West, introducing one mass produced model to the roads, so you can trade saddles for a sleek, leather interior.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:06 PM
     Civ 6 becomes a relaxing 4X game in this free RTS with a playable demo

I love Civilization 6 as much as the next person, but sometimes playing it really stresses me out. There's so much to manage and keep an eye on! An upcoming new idle RTS called CivIdle streamlines some of that Firaxis charm by turning the whole thing into a hexagon engine.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:30 PM
     Resident Evil, Nier Automata, and Persona collide in new sci-fi game

Mystery and intrigue often propel the best narrative games, so 1000xRESIST kicks off with matricide – or rather, deicide. An angry young woman drives a blade through the back of her stilettoed mother-god, a vivid spray of blood paints the matte grey floor, and 1000xRESIST flatlines to the title card. I have no idea what's happening, but developer Sunset Visitor has my attention.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:59 PM
     This 32-inch gaming monitor deal is the answer to your upgrade prayers

Right now there's a 32-inch, 165Hz AOC gaming monitor deal on Amazon that nets you those screen specs for just $209, saving you $30 or 13% off this panel's normal price. Moreover, this is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen for a screen this size that can still go over 144Hz.

With AOC regularly finding its wares on our best gaming monitor guide thanks in large part to them often being very competitively priced, it's no great surprise to find its C32G2 display offering such a large amount of screen size for such a low price.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: AOC G2590FX review, AOC AGON AG322QCX review, Best gaming monitor

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:47 PM
     One of the best FPS games ever is 80% off in Bethesda Steam sale

Steam, Xbox Game Studios, and Bethesda have a sale on right now, creating deep discounts from many of the top releases from the two publishers. Among the fine choices from franchises like The Elder Scrolls and Halo, one you should definitely not gloss over is Deathloop, the brilliant timeloop immersive sim from Arkane Studios.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Deathloop review, Deathloop system requirements, The best FPS games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:36 PM
     Sims 4 rival Paralives sets release window,

With The Sims 4 now almost a decade old, one of the most exciting rivals to EA's long-standing champion of the life sim genre has outlined its plans for launch. Paralives is now coming in 2025, and in a new gameplay overview video the team behind the Patreon-funded upcoming PC game, helmed by team lead Alex Massé, states that it will never put out paid DLC after launch, committing to "only free expansions."

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best simulation games, Best sandbox games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:26 PM
     Best Marvel Snap decks February 2024

What are the best Marvel Snap decks? While January felt like the longest season ever thanks to it being five weeks long, February is finally here and has brought with it Black Swan as the season pass card, alongside Supergiant in the spotlight caches. There has been a lot of talk about Supergiant possibly defining the new meta and while she seems powerful, it's too early to call just how powerful she'll be. Meanwhile, Black Swan seems a solid inclusion for bounce decks, but is she vital?


The Marvel Snap meta is constantly changing but whether you're a well-travelled veteran well into series four or five, you're still unlocking some deck staples in series three, or you're still in the early days getting to grips with how all the cards interact with one another in one of the best card games on PC, we're here to help. We have a list of all the best decks in the Marvel Snap meta at the moment, followed by the best beginner decks for all you newbies.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:12 PM
     This space station PC build is out of this world

This outlandish space PC build looks like it should be sat on a counter in the International Space Station kitchen. Aptly called Purifier, it was made by Taiwanese modder extraordinaire 'AK', who set out to make a space-age PC that looked like it was busy cleansing liquids. The result is an extraordinary water-cooled PC split into three parts.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. Here we chat to PC modder AK about how this space-age PC build was created.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:09 PM
     AMD issues crucial fix for new Ryzen CPUs

Working with motherboard partners, AMD has issued a fix for an issue affecting its Ryzen 8000G CPUs, to resolve severe and erroneous performance throttling. This patch amends the Skin Temperature-Aware Power Management (STAPM) feature built into the chips to prevent laptop users getting burnt.

The problem appeared in the just launched 8700G and 8600G APUs, which are processors with very powerful integrated graphics designed for use in small form factor gaming PCs that don't use or need a separate graphics card. While not really conventional contenders for our best gaming CPU list, we've been impressed by the reported capabilities of these AMD chips - such as their ability to hit 132fps in Fortnite without a graphics card - but they launched with this peculiar STAPM-related problem.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:11 PM
     Astro A50 X review – A multi-platform triumph

It has been years since the original Astro A50 made its debut, and in all that time it hasn't changed. However, with the A50 X, Astro - now owned by Logitech - has made some big changes, adding one of the most useful and unique features we've seen on a gaming headset. That feature is known as Playsync, and it lets the A50 X connect to multiple consoles, a PC, and a Bluetooth device all at the same time via a single wireless connection.

It's easy for me to label the Astro A50 X as one of the best gaming headsets available because it just does it all without missing a beat. If you're after a single headset to take mastery over your whole gaming domain, this is the headset for you.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:53 AM
     Intel and Samsung have officially lost the chip making crown

After years of dominance by Intel followed by a more recent battle for supremacy with Samsung, the crown for the biggest silicon chip manufacturer has finally been claimed by industry stalwart TSMC.

Having for years been the producer of chip designs by AMD, Apple, Intel, Nvidia, and many other companies, the imaginatively named Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) has produced many of the best gaming CPUs and GPUs for a long time. However, with Intel dominating the broader processor market and Samsung producing masses of mobile and memory chips, it's only now TSMC has finally taken the top spot.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:34 AM
     GTA 6 comes to Los Santos with this new GTA 5 mod

GTA 6 has arrived early, at least in spirit, courtesy of a new GTA 5 mod that brings upcoming protagonist Lucia to the second best-selling game of all time. Rockstar's behemoth is over a decade old now, and while this addition is a fun little early taste of what's to come from the long-awaited next Grand Theft Auto game, it's also a welcome reminder of just how far videogames have come as we book our tickets to Vice City.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:44 AM
     Paralives release date estimate and latest news

When is the Paralives release date? This upcoming life sim has been likened to The Sims, and it's easy to see why. With cute outfits, tons of items, an extensive character creator, build mode, and extra features we wish were in The Sims, there's a lot to look forward to.

Paralives is an ambitious project, but we already know a fair bit about what's headed to this simulation game. What first started off as a Patreon project by a lone developer in 2019, has developed into a life sim game set to rival the genre. Though the studio does rely on community pledges to keep the game in development, the official website is great at keeping the community up to date with progress and what to expect next.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:33 AM
     The best new PC games 2024

What are the best new PC games in 2024? Perhaps you've just been paid, your bank account is filled with virtual dosh, or you simply want to get caught up with the latest PC games because they're, well, new and shiny.

It's all well and good starting another daring round of multiplayer game PUBG, taking on a new 100-hour Football Manager save, or embarking on yet another The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim adventure but, as much as we love setting mammoths ablaze, there are plenty of new PC games that will more than supply your gaming fix. You don't want to be the person who isn't 'in the know' now, do you? Whatever you're into, this list includes the best PC games from the last few months, including RPG games, that space game, and more.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:22 AM
     Upcoming PC games 2024 and beyond

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

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

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:43 AM
     Best RPG games on PC 2024

What are the best RPGs on PC? Roleplaying games can have everything from interplanetary exploration, lightsaber duels, and bloodthirsty vampires to irradiated mutants who need to be beaten with golf clubs, lizards who can talk to cats, and a whole lot of dice rolling if that's your jam. It's a pretty diverse pool.

The scale and scope of RPGs are like never before, with tech finally catching up to developers' ambitions, enabling vast, open worlds previously unseen. As a result, some of these adventures are among the best PC games ever made. So, dear traveler, gather your party and head out. We're about to bear witness to the best RPGs available on PC.

Continue reading Best RPG games on PC 2024
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:49 PM

A PC version of Dreams, the PlayStation 4-exclusive toybox-slash-game creation platform from LittleBigPlanet makers Media Molecule, was nearly completed before being cancelled late last year, according to a new report.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:18 PM

The director of Final Fantasy 8 has shot down hopes that the next numbered Final Fantasy might see a remake once the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy comes to its conclusion. The reason? Simply that it's a lot of damn work.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:43 PM

Visual Concepts Austin, the 2K Games studio behind sports franchises including WWE and NBA, as well as last year's kart racing game Lego 2K Drive, has reportedly laid off a number of employees. The cuts come fewer than six months after the last round of layoffs at the Texas outlet.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:18 PM

Last week, you decided by 60% to 40% that vampires are better than werewolves. I trust we will never hear of this again. Alas, I must respond to serious allegations. RPS reader Truffles commented, "This is an absurd comparison, I thought this was meant to be scientific! How are we meant to decide between two completely unrelated things?" You're right. I'm sorry. I'm failing you all. "I hope next time we're back to proper sensible comparisons," Truffles added, "like instant-death bottomless pits vs. being able to reroll your build." Alright, let's find out. What's better: instant-death bottomless pits, or being able to reroll your build?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:03 PM

After years without a new The Sims game, it seems like three are likely to land in fairly close proximity - sort of, anyway. We know that Paradox's ambitious competitor Life By You will arrive this June (assuming no more delays), while EA's own free-to-play evolution of the OG life-sim series - currently codenamed Project Rene rather than The Sims 5 - is probably still a while off yet. Dropping somewhere in the middle will be Paralives, the promising Patreon-funded up-and-comer led by indie dev Alex Massé, which has been given a fresh look and confirmation of a release date sometime next year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:30 PM

"I really fight being envious of Larian," says indie RPG designer Jeff Vogel. "Or any other big company. Because everyone's scared, everyone has hard times, and the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I've had a very successful life where I've earned enough and gotten enough stability. And so I'm really happy with my choices. It would be awesome if I could write a big hit that everyone played, or had a big team and could do a big thing. But you know, I'm content. I've had enough people play my games."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:41 AM

Good news, star admirals with decent CPM! Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive's strategy escapade Homeworld 3 has a demo on Steam. It's been live for a few days, actually, but whether due to the bombardment of other Steam Fest goodies or my being led astray by the similar-but-nerdier Nebulous: Fleet Command, I didn't try it till last night. The demo includes a tutorial mission, four maps and the War Games mode, a one-to-three player affair which essentially turns Homeworld into a roguelike - pitching you up against unpredictable opposition while unlocking new fleets and doling out Artifacts that augment your vessels.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:45 PM
A truly warui bunch of baddies.

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MMORPGs are still thriving in 2023, so let's take a look at the most popular titles on PC.

Twinfinite Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:22 PM
A life simmer's dream come true.

Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event Coming to FFVII Ever Crisis

One of the many recent Final Fantasy VII Rebirth announcements from Square Enix is that there will be a FFVII Ever Crisis crossover involving the game. That will kick off on February 15, 2024.

Here's the trailer for the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth crossover heading to the game. It focuses on the flashback to the early days of Cloud's encounter with Sephiroth, showing the two of them when they went on a mission to Nibelheim. There are no details about what the event will entail and if it could involve another playable version of Sephiroth.


This is one of many, many announcements we heard about for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth following the February 2024 dedicated State of Play. During that presentation we saw a trailer revealing new characters, gained access to a new demo, saw new key art, and gained access to an array of new screenshots.

As for Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, the most recent updates for it added things like Valentine's Day equipment for Yuffie and Tifa.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is available for the PC and mobile devices, and the FFVII Rebirth event will begin on February 15, 2024. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PS5 on February 29, 2024, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:00 PM

Keeping Up With Star Rail Explained the Honkai: Star Rail Misha Moveset

When the 2.0 update arrived for Honkai: Star Rail, it also added the four-star Destruction character Misha to the pool of available characters. To help people understand how the new ice-type ally works, there's a new "Keeping Up with Star Rail" episode discussing him. 

As usual, the video started by showing him a bit in Penacony, before going into combat. His basic attack deals ice damage to a single target. His R-Room Service Skill deals primary ice damage to one enemy and splash damage to the ones next to it. At the same time, it increases the number of hits for his Ultimate by one for each use. His Ultimate G-Gonna Be Late normally hits three times, with the first hitting a designated foe and the other hits hitting random ones. If the Skill was used before it, more random hits are landed. Also, his Ultimate has a chance of applying the Frozen status effect to any enemy it hits. Depending on how many times you use his Skill before his Ultimate, it can hit up to 10 times. 

Here's the full Misha "Keeping Up with Star Rail" installment that explained the new Honkai: Star Rail character's moveset.


This is the second one in a row to appear. As a reminder, the February 6, 2024 entry in this video series focused on Black Swan. She's the new DoT character that focuses on Arcana effects. 

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices. Misha is now permanently available following being added in the February 6, 2024 2.0 update.

The post Keeping Up With Star Rail Explained the Honkai: Star Rail Misha Moveset appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:00 PM

Foamstars Best Characters

Foamstars has a vibrant cast of characters, each of whom is best suited to a different playstyle. While the differences aren't immediately obvious, here is where each of the characters excels and how you can best use them for your style of play.

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Soa is the Best Character for Evasive Play

This K-pop star's love of dance makes her one of the best characters in Foamstars for movement. Her run speed is quick and her weapon fires has a quick fire rate. However the key thing that makes her so evasive is her L1 Skill, Bubble Step. This is a convenient get-out move that allows her to jump in whatever direction suits, leaving a barrage of shots in her wake. This move can even be used mid-jump, effectively giving her a double jump other characters lack.

Her R1 Skill, Spiky Beat, works well with her evasive style too, as it can be thrown out as she's ducking between cover, putting pressure on opponents. Her Superstar Skill, Gotta Crush, is also best used evasively, as the shield will break after taking sustained damage, but if you can sneak up on opponents with it, it can be devastating.

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Agito is the Best Character for Up-Close Pressure

Agito is all about getting up close to his opponent. His shotgun is slow, but creates a wall of projectiles in front of him that also causes significant damage. He also has a minor evasive move in his R1 skill, Storm Shot 2EZ, that throws out a shuriken that can cause an explosion.

His L1 Skill and Superstar Skill are where his pressure game excels though. Deep Blue Gank allows Agito to swim through foam unseen, where can jump out and do some damage on exit. Meanwhile, THX GG sees him accompanied by his shark buddy Kirimaru, who adds to the pressure.

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Tonix is the Best Character for Defense

Tonix is an inventor whose gadgets are best used on the back line for a defensive playstyle. Her L1 Skill, Ms Fizzy Turret III, is the obvious way to set up defense, as this turret keeps firing independently. In addition, her rifle allows a long-range barrage or an explosive shot if held, both of which are effective at keeping opponents away.

Her R1 skill, Mr Bouncy Bubble, is one of her key tools for keeping opponents away, as this explosive device gives chase and spreads a lot of foam when it detonates. The resulting explosion creates a mound of foam that's easy to hide behind. Her Superstar Skill, King Blaster XIII, adds to the defense as it's a giant homing mortar that pushes opponents away even more.

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Jet Justice is the Best Character for Huge Damage

As the burly superhero of Foamstars, Jet Justice is the best option for anyone who favors tank characters. His standard weapon fires large projectiles in a wide spread. However, his two basic Skills can be combined to devastating effect. His R1 Skill, Jet Vacuum Sphere, can pull in opponents into a small area. He can then unleash his L1 Skill, Cosmic Dive, into that area to cause a big AoE splash.

His tank abilities are enhanced further with his Superstar Skill, which erects a shield in an area that protects him and his teammates from damage. It also has the bonus of recharging other Skills faster, providing a huge boon to the team.

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Penny Gwyn is the Best Character for Sniping

Penny is a soldier who uses a range of skills to do damage from afar. She uses an assault rifle with a long range to pile on pressure from afar. Her L1 Skill, Penguin Squad, can build on this with a fast burst that can be steered if opponents try to dodge away.

Her R1 Skill, Toboggan Bomb, adds a long-distance explosive option to Penny's options too. She will send out her penguin pal to skate forwards, detonating a bomb after a short time of travel. Her Superstar Skill, Emperor March, is a bigger version of this. Both add to her attempts to take you out before you can get to her.

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Rave Breaker is Best Character for Sneaky Players

Foamstars describes Rave Breaker as Trickster because he is one of the best characters for causing trouble for opponents in unexpected ways. He can create a lot of foam in one place quickly with his hose weapon, allowing him to create walls with ease. In addition, he can use this foam to mess with opponents in two different ways.

His L1 Skill, Home in the Foam, allows him to move around in the foam, hiding from opponents and pouncing when he gets close. Meanwhile, his R1 Skill, Decontamination, can catch out opponents as it's a mine that will detonate if an opponent is close. While it's visible when placed on the ground normally, it will bury itself in any team foam placed near it, waiting to trigger if an opponent walks close.

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The Baristador is the Best Character for Foam Coverage

The Baristador is only available when you reach Player Level 3, but the amount of foam coverage he creates makes it clear why he needs to be earned. His hose has a wide spread and a long range, allowing him to coat the arena in his team's foam quickly.

On top of that, his R1 Skill, Bitter Drip, can instantly create a wall of foam to hide behind, while his L1 Skill, Super City Roast, spreads foam for a short time before exploding into a column. His Superstar Skill enhances this further, creating a huge AoE blast that leaves a large mound of foam behind.

Foamstars is out now for PS5.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:30 PM

FFVII Rebirth Directors Nomura and Hamaguchi Talk About Gilgamesh

In a recent interview with Famitsu, FFVII Rebirth co-directors Tetsuya Nomura and Naoki Hamaguchi talked about the addition of Gilgamesh to the world of Final Fantasy VII. Gilgamesh will appear as part of a side quest chain spanning throughout the entire map of the game. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The directors said that the side quest chain is titled Ancient Matters, and Gilgamesh seems to first appear on the fourth mission. When asked about the inclusion of the character in the world of FFVII, Hamaguchi revealed that Gilgamesh was one of the many characters proposed by the co-director to be included in a questline spanning through various regions in the game.

Nomura initially thought that the inclusion of Gilgamesh in FFVII Rebirth would clash with the setting of the game, but the developer ended up making adjustments to the character and questline that would make his appearance adjust better to the tone and setting of FFVII Rebirth.

Gilgamesh made his first appearance ever in Final Fantasy V. Nomura said that he designed him as a pixel art character first, and artist Yoshitaka Amano created the illustrations of the character per Nomura's request.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PS5 on February 29, 2024, and the exclusivity arrangement ends on May 29, 2024. A free demo is now available.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:00 PM

Moonstone Island Marriage

Studio Supersoft announced that a marriage feature will be coming to Moonstone Island as part of a free Valentine's Day update on February 13, 2024. The update will coincide with the release of a small, paid Valentine's themed DLC pack.

The star feature of the update is, of course, the ability to marry characters in the game and have them move into your house after a ceremony. However, also arriving are several new items, a new taming system, a stat reset potion, and five new spirits. The new characters you can capture are Breadmaus, Kiwiwatt, Toxitoe, Snohm, and Barkbyte. The Steam page detailing the update also teases a new collaboration in the works, though no details were shared.

As well as the free update, a new DLC packed titled Designed for Lovers will also arrive at the same time, including new furniture and housing decorations like a heart-shaped archway, a box of chocolates, and a loveseat. The DLC will cost will cost $3.99, with a 20% discount active until February 22, 2024.

We can view the trailer in the tweet below.


Studio Supersoft have been supporting Moonstone Island with multiple DLC packs and free updates since the game's launch, alongside free Halloween and Winter updates that brought various quality of life updates.

Marriage is set to come to Moonstone Island with the Valentine's Day update on February 13, 2024, with the Designed for Lovers DLC pack launching on the same day for $3.99. The game itself is available now on PC, with a Nintendo Switch version slated for Spring, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:00 PM

Final Fantasy XI February Version Update Tackles Master Trials

Square Enix Producer Yoji Fujito announced the Final Fantasy XI February 2024 version update release date and details. It will launch on February 13, 2024 and, while small, offers Master Trials and Ambuscade updates and a new login campaign.

Both the new Ambuscade and Master Trials updates in Final Fantasy XI give us more to fight. With the Master Trials, Founder King August Adoulin will be there to challenge people. If you beat that fight that includes him, you get a new title and reward. With the Ambuscade for February 2024, Ahrimans and Taurus will appear as the Notorious Monsters.

As for the February 2024 Final Fantasy XI login campaign, a number of items will be available to obtain with points. The key item this month is the 500 point Sheet of Near Eastern tunes. People can also spend 1,500 points on things like Red Pondweed, Savory Shank, and Sweet Tea. The full list of rewards is available at the official site. People can stop by each day to obtain points until March 5, 2024. 

This smaller update falls in line with what Fujito previously discussed. He noted there won't be as many updates in 2024

Final Fantasy XI is available on the PC, and the February 2024 version update arrives on February 13, 2024. 

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:00 PM

Watch the Honkai Impact 3rd Senadina Deepspace Anchor: First Light Battlesuit

Three new characters will debut in Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2, and HoYoVerse shared new insight into the Senadina Deepspace Anchor: First Light battlesuit making its debut. It goes over what people can expect from the Sea of Data heroine.

The new trailer begins with Senadina at home, waiting for the Dreamseeker. When she appears, the two dash out to see the outside world. It's then that she's introduced as a "trendy" character who is "enigmatic" and has "Martian aesthetics." She's also described as being someone really lively who can help pull the new characters together. The team also mentioned she's designed to look futuristic, to tie into the sci-fi elements and as though she came from Mars.

As for gameplay, the team noted that due to the secrecy surrounding her that they didn't have much of her background when designing her. From what they did know, they decided to make her yoyo her signature weapon. The team also mentioned it took over half a year to put together the Honkai Impact 3rd Senadina Deepspace Anchor: First Light battlesuit and included a yoyo expert to consult and put on a performance to be used in the game.


As a reminder, other new characters joining in Part 2 include Erdos Helia and Coralie 6626 Planck. People can get a Coralie character card, recommended weapon, and stigma set for playing once 7.3 launches.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for the PC and mobile devices, and the Part 2 version 7.3 release date is February 29, 2024. 

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:58 PM
     How to get Quickscope kills in MW3Quickscoping is as old as Call of Duty and even probably older, honestly. It is the art of aiming down your sniper sight and killing a player in one fluid motion, essentially nailing a shot before you lock it in through the scope. Here is the best way to get quickscope kills in MW3. How to nail Quickscope kills in MW3 Practice is, as always, everything when it comes to getting Quickscope kills in MW3. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can try to make the whole process easier. The first step is to have the right sniper build. The best Quickscop sniper build in Modern Warfare 3 At the time of writing, this is the build I would opt for in MW3 for a sick Quickscope sniper. What you want to get is a sniper that has outrageously high sprint to fire speed and fast aim down sight speeds. If you prefer another build, ensure you try to max these stats. Screenshot by PC Invasion Longbow Sniper Pro-99 Long Barrel FSS OLE-V Laser Nought -Z3 Grip SA-M Quickbo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:17 PM
     Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Warzone Bp50The BP50 is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's newest weapon, and this bullpup assault rifle is one of the best long-range options in the entire game. It boasts exceptional accuracy and stability, and with the right attachments, it's basically a laser beam. Best BP50 Build in Modern Warfare 3 Screenshot: PC Invasion Since the BP50's strengths lie in its accuracy and fire rate, this build capitalizes on that and transforms the weapon into one of the fastest-firing long-range weapons in Modern Warfare 3 without sacrificing any stability or recoil control. Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x Underbarrel: Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip Stock: Moat-40 Stock Comb: Reliant-IX Comb Rear Grip: Trst-IV Grip Tape With the Moat-40 Stock, the BP50 gains a boost to gun kick control plus a slight increase to ADS speed at the cost of some movement speed. The Reliant-IX Comb balances this out with a large increase to sprint-to-fire speed and another small boost to ADS ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:01 PM
     How to complete the Rogue Signal Public event in WarzonePublic events shake up the regular Battle Royale formula, promising rewards to the victors. Season 2 introduces the Rogue Signal event. If you want to know how it works, let me show you how to complete the Rogue Signal Public event in Warzone. What is the Rogue Signal event in Warzone? The Rogue Signal is a public event that affects every player on the map, similar to a Fire Sale and Jailbreak. This event can start randomly in your Warzone matches and offers a new way to compete with your fellow Operators. At the time of writing, this event only seems to appear on Fortunes Keep in the Resurgence game mode. This public event offers players the chance to earn a High Value Weapon Cache, provided they win the event. How to win the Rogue Signal event in Warzone As it's a public event, the Rogue Signal shows up with a banner across the screen. Once active, every player on the map can see the Rogue Signal mission, which has a different objective each time. Objectives rang...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00 PM
     How to fix the MW3 App Not Released bug in SteamA new update rolls out, and with it, so do a million new bugs to contend with. If you are coming up against the message App Not Released while trying to launch MW3, there are a few things you can try to do to fix it. Remove your free trial For some reason, a remaining free trial of the game is causing a few instances of MW3 to display the App Not Released error. To delete this, follow these steps. Completely close Steam. Next, you need to open Steam as an administrator. This can be done by right-clicking the game's icon and selecting "Run as administrator." Open up the MW3 game page and locate properties on the top right. In the DLC tab, unselect the Free Trial option. Again, follow the steps for closing and reopening Steam as an administrator. Open properties and verify the integrity of the files. This should locate the issues, remove the free trial, and fix the App Not Released bug for MW3. Screenshot via PC Invasion Clear your downl...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:36 PM
     Health regen has been overhauled in WarzoneThe one thing that keeps me from playing Warzone constantly is the high level of play. Even if I have any game-changing perks, things often go south. From a distance, it seems like one needs to keep calm and be able to multitask. But for the second season of Modern Warfare 3, it seems like Sledgehammer Games is listening to the low-skilled players (AKA, me). It seems like the developers overhauled on health regen on Warzone. To find out how we got all the details below.  Warzone: Sledgehammer has completely overhauled the health regen to make life easier Since Season One, players have criticized Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone because of their controversial time-to-kill feature. It made killing players fast and resulted in both games being hard to play. Now for Season Two, things may have balanced out.  You may notice your health regenerates quicker and with more being replenished at one time. Originally, health came back 40 points per second. With the update, you can expect he...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:44 PM
     Onyx Path Publishing has released details of their upcoming supplement, "Curious Cats of Mau," for the Realms of Pugmire roleplaying game. This addition explores the lives of cats in a world where humanity has vanished, allowing these feline characters to embark on adventures, delve into ancient ruins, and navigate the complexities of politics among their …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:39 PM
     Modiphius Entertainment has introduced a new supplement to the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, titled The Federation-Klingon War Tactical Campaign. This latest offering aims to enhance the gaming experience by adding a new dimension that parallels the storyline of the Klingon War from the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. The supplement features a six-mission …

WGB Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:35 PM
     The long-awaited New Game Plus update for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will finally arrive on March 7th, according to Insomniac, along with some extra goodies.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:42 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:16 PM

Players explore the game before it releases.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:37 PM

It is currently the most pre-ordered game on the PlayStation Store

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:28 PM

The announcement of the event came after several rumors and reports

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MonsterVine Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:00 PM
     Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash is a disappointing fighter all around. Despite a fun premise and enjoyable moments, the game is so bogged down with strange choices and clunky gameplay that it never emerges from the stigma of being a standard anime arena fighter. Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash Developer: Byking & Gemdrops Inc. Price: $60 Platforms: […]