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GamersHeroes Thursday, February 8, 2024 9:50 PM

In this guide, we show you How To Equip Stratagems For Ready In Helldivers 2.

The post How To Equip Stratagems For Ready In Helldivers 2 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:53 PM

In this guide, we show you Where To Find Beautiful Flowers in Palworld.

The post Where To Find Beautiful Flowers In Palworld appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:00 PM

Video game publisher Krafton released a report that seemed to imply underwater survival sim Subnautica 2 would be a multiplayer-focused live-service game, which disappointed and frustrated many fans. But now the devs have quickly clarified that no, this isn't the case and instead the game is going to just receive…


Kotaku Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:45 PM

Since its release in late 2023, the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer has become one of the biggest, most-watched video game ads in history. And now, a YouTuber has recreated scenes from the trailer in Miami (the game is set in a fictitious version of the Florida city) to create one of the most impressive side-by-side…


PCGamesN Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:04 PM
     Destiny 2 is giving you free currency every week until The Final Shape

I'm not saying Bungie is getting desperate for players to just log into Destiny 2, but the developer has taken to bribing you. From March 5 until the next expansion, The Final Shape, you can have a small sum of in-game currency weekly, no strings attached.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:07 PM
     Steam indie RPG turns underrated Final Fantasy game into trash

There are two kinds of Final Fantasy fans: those that have played Final Fantasy Tactics and constantly talk of its brilliance, and those that keep saying they'll play it eventually. A new indie game on Steam, Trash of the Titans, offers something for both camps that channels the spirit of Tactics, but gives it a trashy spin.

PCGamesN Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:05 PM
     The worst part of one of the best FPS games has finally been fixed

If the devs don't fix something, modders will. Over half a decade since Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was released, someone's created a way to skip the cutscenes, allowing you to get to the good stuff - shooting Nazis - even quicker.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Fallout 5 release date, Best WW2 games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:53 PM

Against The Storm is a peach; a fantasy citybuilder that was excellent in Early Access, a Bestest Best when it hit 1.0, and which has been tweaked and improved through post-release patches.

The patches won't stop, either. In a 2024 roadmap, its developers have outlined two further free updates still to come, as well as confirming that paid DLC is in the works.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:38 PM

Last month we reported that a highly rated 1200W PSU was going cheap on Newegg, where you could pick up the Super Flower Leadex 1200W 80+ Platinum for just $160. After selling out rapidly, Newegg has restocked and is offering the same deal again, giving you a second chance to get a PSU that could well outlast every other component in your system!

To get the quoted $160 price rather than the standard $220, you'll need to use code YPCDP6233 at the checkout!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:28 PM

Need to store a lot of non-critical data? Live in the US? Want to maximise value over speed? Have we got the storage device for you: a refurbished 12TB Seagate enterprise HDD. These drives typically go for around $130 new, but you can pick them up for just $82 in "refurbished - excellent" condition on Ebay US. Their specialist HDD seller promises fully tested drives with zero bad sectors and a three-year warranty, which sounds great at $6.83 per TB!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:23 PM

Helldivers 2 launched earlier today and has been sat at the top of the Steam sales charts, with a healthy 60,000+ currently in-game. Alas, the co-op shooter also has a "Mixed" user review rating on the platform, thanks in part to optimisation and matchmaking issues.

Developers Arrowhead say they're working on a hotfix to address the issues as fast as possible.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:10 PM

A financial report from Subnautica 2 publisher Krafton said the underwater survival sequel would adopt a "game-as-a-service model". Cue much gnashing of teeth and rending of shirts, so much so that developers Unknown Worlds have clarified what that means. "No season passes. No battle passes. No subscription."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:59 PM

In a financial report released today, Ubisoft said they intend to release Star Wars Outlaws in 2024. That was already expected. More interesting is that Assassin's Creed Codename Red, the stab 'em up set in feudal Japan, is also due to launch in the "fiscal year 2025". That's also known as "before March 2025", for all you non-CEOs.

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Twinfinite Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:30 PM
It's time to duel!

Twinfinite Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:00 PM
Palworld is full of cute and cuddly creatures that you should take the time to catch and befriend.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:00 PM

frieren doujinshi

FANZA has banned doujinshi creation for Frieren: Beyond Journey's End. This is due to a complaint from the copyright holders. [Thanks, Tachiyomi (Unofficial)!]

This news appears to come from a user who attempted to register their Frieren: Beyond Journey's End doujinshi with FANZA. The whole reply from FANZA to them states that it apologizes to the circle, but the copyright holders of Frieren have requested that FANZA not host any content from that series. It has since made the work private and removed it from the site.

So, technically speaking, it's not that people aren't allowed to create doujinshi for Frieren. It's more that sites like FANZA will not officially host it because of the request. It's unclear if this request came from the author and illustrator themselves or from Shogakukan, the original manga's publisher. Reactions online have been mixed because English and Japanese users have different responses to the news.

English users do not believe that this will work, with some even joking that it's like 1984. Others have pointed out that the Frieren show seems to include fanservice scenes, so it's odd that it would put a blanket ban on doujinshi. Japanese fans, however, have stated that if the copyright owners have made a request, then people should respect it. They also added that Shogakukan is pretty strict when it comes to rules on fan-made content.

Doujinshi for Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, no matter the rating, will no longer appear on sites like FANZA.

The post Frieren Doujinshi Banned on FANZA appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:30 PM

Oshi no Ko x Sanrio Merchandise Pop up Shop Announced

Japanese bookstore Village Vanguard announced the opening of a new collaboration pop-up shop pairing Oshi no Ko and Sanrio characters together. The new pop-up shop will open between February 9 and 25, 2024, at the Grand Tree Musashikosugi store in Kanagawa Prefecture. [Thanks, PR Times!]

New plushies, keychains, and other goods featuring character pairings from both franchises will be available for sale for a limited time. Other non-collaboration Oshi no Ko items will be available as well. You can check out the specific character pairings here:

  • Ai x Little Twin Star
  • Aqua x Cinnamoroll
  • Ruby x Hello Kitty
  • Kana Arima x My Melody
  • Mem-Cho x Pompompurin
  • Akane Kurokawa x Kuromi

And here is the full list of Oshi no Ko x Sanrio merchandise items available alongside their prices:

  • Character plush (6 available) – 4,376 yen (~$29.30)
  • Keychain mini plush (6 available) – 3,080 yen (~$20.60)
  • Acrylic keychain (6 available) – 1,078 yen (~$7.22)
  • Random book style pin badge (6 available) – 660 yen (~$4.40)
  • Mini pouch (6 available) – 858 yen (~$5.75)
  • Squishy ball chain heart charm (6 available) – 968 yen (~$6.50)
  • Cushion (2 available) – 2,750 yen (~$18.40)
  • Pouch (6 available) – 748 yen (~$5)
  • Oshi no Ko random TV style pin badge (8 available) – 550 yen (~$3.7.0)
  • Oshi no Ko stickers (6 available) – 385 yen (~$2.60)
  • Oshi no Ko stick mirror keychain (6 available) – 528 yen (~$3.50)

Additionally, customers that spend over 2,200 yen (~$14.70) at the pop-up store will receive a collectible postcard with a random collaboration design as a present. You can check out the Oshi no Ko x Sanrio collaboration items in the gallery below.

The designs and pairings for the collaboration were used in a previous merchandise collaboration that appeared in Tsutaya stores in October 2023. An Oshi no Ko and Sanrio kuji lottery collaboration also appeared in November 2023.

The Oshi no Ko x Sanrio pop-up shop will be open between February 9-25, 2024, at the Grand Tree Musashikosugi store in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Oshi no Ko anime is available on streaming services such as HIDIVE or Crunchyroll.

The post Oshi no Ko x Sanrio Merchandise Pop-up Shop Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:00 PM

There's Now a Palworld Nuzlocke Run Mod

People looking for a challenge in Palworld can now add a Pokemon like Nuzlocke run mode into the game with the Nuzlocke Death mod by DekitaRPG. It is available to download and implement via Nexus Mods

For those unfamiliar with the term, a Nuzlocke run in a Pokemon like game like Palworld means that if your monster or creature dies, they are gone forever. While this means releasing them in a game like Pokemon, other monster-catching titles like Coromon already include it as a gameplay mode option. In the case of the DekitaRPG mod, it will automatically remove and eliminate a Pal if it dies while in your party. 

DekitaRPG shared a video of the mod in-game to show how it will work. It involves a Foxparks and a Chikipi, with the Foxparks eventually being totally eliminated and permanently removed as a result of the Nuzlocke mod.


The creator of the mod also noted that the file's name must be "DekNuzlockeDeath_P.pak" and that it uses "pak chunk 74." When applied, this will work on servers.

Lots of other Palworld mods have been appearing since launch. Many involve cosmetic changes, like adding Digimon or characters from other games.

Palworld is available for the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X via early access. 

The post There's Now a Palworld Nuzlocke Run Mod appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:30 PM

FFVII Rebirth Junon Demo Update Arrives in 2 Weeks

Square Enix just announced when the FFVII Rebirth demo will update to add the Junon area and additional content. Director Naoki Hamaguchi said it will be available on February 21, 2024. 

As a reminder, the demo for the latest entry in the remake trilogy appeared on February 6, 2024. Square Enix dropped it on the PlayStation Store following the State of Play focused on the RPG. That currently covers part of the first chapter of the game. It involves a flashback portion with Cloud and Sephiroth. 

Hamaguchi noted that to play through the Junon segment of the FFVII Rebirth demo, someone first needs to beat the Nibelheim portion with Cloud and Sephiroth. He also clarified this is not an exact slice of gameplay from the full title. Square Enix "altered [it] to make the content more compact." He also noted the demo will need to be updated and played to unlock bonuses like being able to skip the Nibelheim section and get the Kupo Charm and Survival Set.

Here's the full statement from Director Naoki Hamaguchi:


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PS5 on February 29, 2024. The demo will update with Junon content on February 21, 2024. The PS5 exclusivity arrangement expires on May 29, 2024. FFVII Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC, and FFVII Ever Crisis is available on the PC and mobile devices. 

The post FFVII Rebirth Junon Demo Update Arrives in 2 Weeks appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:00 PM

Silent Hill 3 Missionary statue by Gecco

Gecco revealed a new statue featuring the Missionary from Silent Hill 3. The 1/6 scale statue will stand at around 24 cm (~9.45in) tall. It will have a price tag of 42,000 yen (~$281).

Gecco has also opened pre-orders for the statue on the Sweet Factory Souvenir Shop. People residing in North America will also have more outlets to place orders, as Sideshow, Ultra Tokyo Connection, and Diamond Comics have also been confirmed as distributors for the region. D4TOYS will handle the statue's distribution in other countries worldwide.

Here are some of the sample images for the upcoming Missionary statue:

The Missionary is a creature that appeared as one of the bosses in Silent Hill 3. Konami released the third mainline entry in the series for PlayStation 2 and PC in 2003. It is yet to be known whether Konami will re-release or remake this entry, even as it is working on a Silent Hill 2 remake for PlayStation 5 and PC.

Many other statues based on Silent Hill series characters have also appeared from Gecco in the past. The brand previously revealed Silent Hill 2 statues modeled after James Sunderland in late March 2023 and Pyramid Head in November 2022. Gecco is not the only manufacturer of the series' statues, as Numskull also released a ten-inch statue of Silent Hill 3's Heather Mason in late 2023.

Gecco will close pre-orders for the Silent Hill 3 Missionary 1/6 scale statue on April 8, 2024. It will ship the finished statues between July 2024 and September 2024.

The post Silent Hill 3 Missionary 1/6 Scale Statue Pre-Orders Open appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:30 PM

Honkai: Star Rail Anime Video for Lunar New Year Stars Guinaifen, Sushang

In honor of the Lunar New Year, which is coming up on February 10, 2024, HoYoVerse shared a Honkai: Star Rail anime trailer starring Xianzhou Luofu characters like Guinaifen and Sushang. It focuses on a New Year's performance put on the two of them.

The video begins with Guinaifen and Sushang being told they'll play the lion and dragon during the Xianzhou New Year's performance. As the two prepare, we see other characters from the region like Jing Yuan, Fu Xuan, and Dan Heng. From there, we see an ink-based "battle" narrated by Master Gongshu.

However, it's soon revealed part of the performance went awry. Just past the halfway point of this Honkai: Star Rail anime video, we see what looks like a slip by Guinaifen. The presentation then halts to show she did fall, and Sushang is left holding her up. Jing Yuan and Dan Heng then need to combine their abilities to help save her, so she can return to the platform and the performance can continue.

Here's the full "Harmony Greets the New Year" animated short:


While there's no Lunar New Year event in Honkai: Star Rail, there is one in which people get to choose a free four-star character like they do in the Genshin Impact yearly Lantern Rite. The Hanu's Prison Break event running until March 25, 2024 lets you pick Asta, Guinaifen, Sampo, or Yukong as your free unit after completing it.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.0 update is live now.

The post Honkai: Star Rail Anime Video for Lunar New Year Stars Guinaifen, Sushang appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 8, 2024 7:50 PM
     How To Fix Helldivers 2 Not Launching On Steam Featured ImageThe long-awaited sequel Helldivers 2 has launched on PC to some…less than stellar impressions. Overall the game is getting praise for its gameplay, while some question the game's microtransaction practices. However, PC players have run into an issue on launch that renders the game unplayable. We're going to fight off the hordes and figure out how to fix Helldivers 2 not launching on Steam. How to fix Helldivers 2 not launching on Steam Image: Arrowhead Game Studios Players who purchased and installed Helldivers 2 on Steam were ready and raring to dive into the game. Sadly, when players attempt to start the game, they're met with a black screen shortly before the game decides to close completely. This has frustrated fans and even forced some of them to refund the game or leave a negative review, bringing the game's overall reviews down to mixed. Related: Does Helldivers 2 have a campaign? Fixing Helldivers 2 not launching on Steam is a bit of...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:11 PM
     Steam Deck SSD upgradeSteam Deck lets you play your favorite games on the go, just like the Nintendo Switch. The cool part about Steam Deck is that it's basically a portable PC that makes gaming on the go fun. We did not arrange them in a specific order because we understand that each player has their own preferences. However, I did include my favorite Steam Deck games upfront to help whittle down what you might be looking for. This list simply aims to help you choose what game to take with you. Related: 30 Best Games on Steam of all time My favorite Steam Deck games The Steam Deck runs a surprising amount of PC games very well. When seeing which games work well on Steam Deck, look for the "Verified" green check. Games that have the yellow "i" that are marked "Playable" can run on Steam Deck, but they usually have a few features that don't transfer over well. Avoid anything that is "Not Supported." The list of games below has been so...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:07 PM
     Helldivers 2 Cross PlatformIf you're excited to boot into Helldivers 2 but keep getting met with crashes and/or a black screen, you're in the right place. After combing Reddit and seeing what works and doesn't work, here is how you can fix your Helldivers 2 launch crash errors. Helldivers 2: How to fix start up crash black screen errors GreatestJakeEVR on Reddit posted a method to fix the Helldivers 2 launch crash errors that has worked for several people which means it has a high likelihood to work for you. The last few steps in his list can be complicated which is why I simplified it so you can easily follow along and fix Helldivers 2. Here's what you need to do: Related: Is there matchmaking in Helldivers 2? How to fix Helldivers 2 crashes with GameGuard trick Go to your game files. Do this by right-clicking Helldivers 2 in your Steam library and clicking Properties. Select the Installed Files tab and click Browse. Delete the GameGuard folder here. Find helldivers...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:02 PM
     Persona 3 Reload Akinari Answers And Sun Social Link GuideYou could miss the Sun Social Link entirely, so we'll guide you to the correct answers to give to Akinari, the Sun Arcana, and how to begin this Social Link in Persona 3 Reload. Starting this Social Link will require you to rank up on another one, so you could easily forget this one exists. Here's a guide to the Sun Social Link. Sun (Akinari) Social Link answers guide in Persona 3 Reload You'll first need to start the Hanged Man (Maiko) Social Link and get that to Rank 3 to meet Akinari Kamiki. The next time you'll see him will be on 8/9 at Naganaki Shrine on the bench by the playground. He'll appear only on Sundays, so you should see him as often as you can. Upon first seeing him, he'll mention losing his red fountain pen. You can find this pen by talking to Koromaru at the Dorm who has already found it. Bring it back to Akinari and you'll be able to start the Social Link. Reminder: Bring along a Persona with the Sun Arcana to ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:39 PM
     How To Fix The Nprotect Anti Cheat Error In Helldivers 2 Featured Image(1)With Helldivers 2 dropping in the wild, you can expect the game to be hit with many issues. Much of which is already solvable, like the "Failed to Join" error. However, what happens when your computer won't let you play the game? That's what is happening to some players. The game's anti-cheat software is making the game unplayable. Don't worry, we might have a way to fix the nProtect Anti-Cheat error in Helldivers 2. This could save you time.  Helldivers 2: How to fix the nProtect Anti Cheat error This issue seems to be affecting a large number who are reporting the anti-cheat software in Helldivers 2 is being blocked by their anti-virus program. Luckily, you can fix this on your end, and it's quite simple after trying the solution myself. Follow the steps below to prevent nProtect from causing issues. Look for the Helldivers 2 game folder within File Explorer. There should be a folder named GameGuard. When you locate the folder, delete it. Open...

WGB Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:12 PM
     The classic 90s Discworld series of point and click games, based upon the legendary book series penned by Terry Pratchett could get rereleased or remastered, according to designer Gregg Barnett, but it could prove rather tricky. Discworld arrived in 1995 and was quickly followed up by a sequel in 1996 titled Discworld: Missing, Presumed…!? While...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:37 PM

Will launch around the same time as Star Wars Outlaws.

The post Assassin's Creed Codename RED Release Window Revealed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:31 PM

A trailer for the announcements was also released.

The post Lies of P Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update Launches Next Week appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:37 PM

The developers "put special attention on the back of the character"

The post Stellar Blade Has a Sexy Protagonist Because it is "Entertainment Targeted for Adults" appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:07 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. Steam is giving everyone the chance to win on Train Sim World 4. Let's hear them out. Get Train Sim World 4 Compatible: Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose Route Add-On on Steam for Free! This content requires the base game Train Sim World 4 on Steam in order to play. A few words about Train Sim World 4 Feel the power of simulation in your hands. Experienc...

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