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GamersHeroes Friday, February 16, 2024 6:24 PM

Starting today, players can experience up to eight hours of gameplay with the free trial for Ubisoft Singapore's Skull and Bones.

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GamersHeroes Friday, February 16, 2024 3:15 PM

Players can expect a wealth of updates this month in Square Enix's FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS, OCTOPATH TRAVELER: Champions of the Continent, Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe, FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS and WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS.

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Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 4:30 PM

We're just six weeks in to 2024, and we've already seen the release of some absolulte bangers, including Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Persona 3 Reload. But the year's biggest surprise so far has been a game most observers wrote off as a Pokémon-knockoff—until millions of people realized there was a lot more…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 4:15 PM

Third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 has been rocking PS5 and PC players' worlds as of late. Featuring intense co-op shootouts and extraction challenges against big bad bugs and robots, Helldivers has a thoroughly satisfying gameplay loop with a difficulty challenge that feels tough, yet masterable. And if you're…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 3:30 PM

After rumors and leaks indicated that Nintendo's next console would be releasing in the second half of 2024, it appears that the launch has now been pushed back to 2025. This is according to multiple reports, including an O X do Controle video in which journalist Pedro Henrique Lutti Libbe claims to have received the…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 3:15 PM

Wanna feel old? One of the greatest gags in Simpsons history just turned older than several members of the Kotaku staff. That's right, the instant-classic Season 8 episode "Homer's Phobia" debuted on this day in 1997. In it, Bart befriends John, the owner of an antiques store (played by the iconic filmmaker, writer,…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 3:00 PM

Baldur's Gate 3's sixth patch is out, and it brings a slew of new kiss animations for its various love interests. While everyone can kiss their better half at camp, one of the best parts of the patch is for us Gale lovers, as a new touch animation has made one of his romantic storyline's most pivotal scenes a little…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 2:45 PM

After developing two of the best Star Wars games in recent memory with 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order and its sequel, 2023's Survivor, Respawn Entertainment is reportedly working on another title set in a galaxy far, far away. Insider Gaming reports that the title will be a first-person game focused on a Mandalorian bounty…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 2:00 PM

One of the biggest complaints about last year's Game Awards was that the show did not let winners talk. Even when folks from Larian Studios got on the stage to accept the Game of the Year award for Baldur's Gate 3, they were told to "wrap it up" and weren't even able to make the announcement that the game was out on…


Kotaku Friday, February 16, 2024 1:15 PM

Greetings, fellow solitary gamer. If you're thinking of giving the third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 a shot on your own, well, you'll have your work cut out for you. Helldivers 2 is not only typically more fun with friends, much of the game's challenges and mission structures are designed with multiple players…


PCGamesN Friday, February 16, 2024 7:04 PM
     Helldivers 2 server status and error codes

Is Helldivers 2 down? If you're here searching for an answer, it could very well be obvious. Like any popular live service title, Helldivers 2 is prone to the odd blip from time to time. If you're struggling to log into the co-op horde shooter to smash big bugs and dangerous droids, you might want to know the Helldivers 2 server status, what the error codes mean, and how to fix them.

New to Helldivers 2? We've all been there. We're learning as go, and there's always more to discover. To make your first group sessions run smoothly, check out how Helldivers 2 crossplay works. And if you're yet to jump in, you'll want to know whether or not you can get Helldivers 2 on Game Pass. For performance-related issues, read up on how the Helldivers 2 AMD and Nvidia FPS gap might affect you.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Helldivers 2 system requirements, Steam Deck compatability

PCGamesN Friday, February 16, 2024 6:48 PM
     The best Assassin's Creed game is just $10 right now

The Assassin's Creed series is meant to be videogames' version of the kind of historical epics presented in film, TV, and books. Most of the entries to the long-running series, though, from the very first entry through to newer ones like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Assassin's Creed Valhalla, fall short. They don't, generally, do very much with their settings aside from offering lavish recreations of past eras and trotting out the most famous figures who lived within them. An exception to this is 2012's Assassin's Creed 3, which is not only the best of the Assassin's Creed games but is also available right now for $9.99 USD on Steam.

PCGamesN Friday, February 16, 2024 5:21 PM
     Factorio meets Monument Valley in new factory simulator Sixty Four

Games like Factorio, Satisfactory, and Infinifactory have offered a successful twist on traditional simulation games by tapping into an audience desire to set up complicated automated systems. Something about building a digital Rube Goldberg machine, capable of accomplishing simple or sophisticated tasks thanks to the player's ingenuity, is enticing. A new game called Sixty Four is working within this genre, but has added novel tweaks like a mysterious narrative, design elements drawn from idle games, and a distinct visual style.

PCGamesN Friday, February 16, 2024 2:23 PM
     New Dead By Daylight killer and survivor teased by BHVR

Dead By Daylight has consistently added new killers and survivors over the eight years the co-op horror game's been available. Most recently, creator BHVR bulked up its catalog - which already included DLC based on Resident Evil and Silent Hill - with characters from Alan Wake, Chucky, and Alien. (We can't forget the addition of Nicolas Cage last summer either.) Now, thanks to a teaser shared today, it looks like we're about to get yet another new DBD drop themed around a monster stalking the woods and the campers it terrorizes.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

PCGamesN Friday, February 16, 2024 1:18 PM
     Helldivers 2 is about to hand out tons of free XP

Helldivers 2 has made a huge, bug-crushing impact on videogames since it launched last week. The multiplayer sequel from Arrowhead Game Studios, makers of the first Helldivers, the 2014 Gauntlet Reboot, and Magicka, has won players over with its high-stakes shooting. The game's launch hasn't been entirely without flaws, though, and Arrowhead's been working hard to address the numerous glitches currently interfering with the experience. In compensation for one of these, which has cost players in-game rewards, the studio has just announced that it will temporarily hand out a whole lot of bonus XP.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Helldivers 2 system requirements, Steam Deck compatability

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 16, 2024 2:24 PM

Coming off of 2022's biggest game in Elden Ring has been a tricky time for Bandai Namco, it seems. The publishers have announced that they have cancelled "at least" five games in the works to help overcome a significant drop in income over the last year, adopting a new approach to development that will focus on quality.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 16, 2024 1:52 PM

Flashlights and grubby gas masks at the ready: there will be a sequel to Metro Exodus, the developers of the follow-up to Metro 2033 and Last Light have confirmed. Don't expect it soon, though, as 4A Games say it'll arrive "when it's ready".

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 16, 2024 1:22 PM

Palworld is stepping up its efforts against cheats and hackers in the coming weeks, with the developers of the hugely popular Pokémon-a-like survival game saying they are focusing on stamping out ne'er-do-wells on its official servers.

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Twinfinite Friday, February 16, 2024 5:30 PM
While they are the slowest mounts in Palworld, these Pals still have good uses for you. Don't take them to the Indy 500 though.

Twinfinite Friday, February 16, 2024 4:30 PM
Talking to the people behind the breakout hit's English dub.

Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 7:30 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi and Kaiba SuperGroupies Outfits Announced

SuperGroupies announced a new clothing and accessory collection based on Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh anime series. The items in the new collection are available for pre-order from the SuperGroupies online store until March 4, 2024.

The new SuperGroupies collection includes two items for each character, with an outerwear jacket and a handbag for Yugi Muto. The jacket will be available in S, M, and L sizes. Meanwhile, Seto Kaiba gets a pin set and another handbag. The release date for the items is set to early June 2024.

Here is the price list for the new SuperGroupies Yu-Gi-Oh collection:

You can also check out the new collection items in more detail here:

Other recent SuperGroupies items based on popular anime and video game series include a collection based on Ghost of Tsushima protagonist Jin Sakai and items inspired by the Frieren anime series.

The new SuperGroupies Yu-Gi-Oh apparel and accessory collection is available for pre-order from the SuperGroupies online storefront until March 4, 2024. The items will be released in Japan sometime in early June 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 6:00 PM

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Goku's Next Journey Gameplay Trailer

Bandai Namco released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Goku's Next Journey DLC for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. The add-on is set to launch sometime in February 2024, but the developer has yet to reveal an exact date for it.

The trailer features a sparring match between Goku, sporting a blue outfit rather than his signature orange, and his son Goten. The father and son banter back and forth as they fight, before showcasing a new Surge activation animation and the match eventually ending with a clash of kamehameha beams.

While the exact contents of the DLC pack have not been listed, if it follows the pattern of previous DLCs then Goku's Next Journey should consist of new super attacks and soul emblems on top of the additional story arc to play through.

You can watch the full gameplay trailer for Goku's Next Journey below:


The Goku's Next Journey DLC was originally revealed back in January, 2024, at the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event. Meanwhile, back in December, Bandai Namco ended service for the Dragon Ball Card Warriors feature of the game on some platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The Goku's Next Journey DLC is scheduled for release in February, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 5:30 PM

silent hill the short message monster

Konami is holding an official poll on its Silent Hill Twitter (X) account to decide the name for the new monster in Silent Hill: The Short Message. You can choose between four names.

The four choices are Cherry Blossom Monster, Sakura Creature, Sakura Head, and Sakura Body. There is also a Tweet below the poll that shows a picture of the creature for those who may have forgotten it. Masahiro Ito, the designer of the monster and other creatures in the Silent Hill series, retweeted this poll and asked, "What would Anita, the protagonist, call it?"

Incidentally, the famous Pyramid Head has the official name of "Red Pyramid Thing," which is what James calls him when he first sees him. So whatever the "official" name is for the sakura monster is what Anita would personally use. The monster from Silent Hill: The Short Message has sakura blossoms completely covering its head and crotch area. It has bare legs, and you can't really see its hands due to the long sleeves of its white sweater.

There are wires all over its torso, head, forearms, and wrists. You can watch an interview with Masahiro Ito here about how he designed this creature. Silent Hill: The Short Message follows a girl named Anita, who searches for clues about her missing friend Maya in an abandoned apartment complex. The game focuses not only on the mystery of what happened to Maya but also on Anita's own past and traumas.

Silent Hill: The Short Message is free to download for the PS5.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 5:00 PM

White Day 2 Episodes 1-3 Heading to PS5 and Xbox Series X

PQube announced that not only is White Day 2: The Flower that Tells Lies is heading to the PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2024, but it will do so in a Complete Edition that offers all three episodes at once. Back when it appeared on PCs, people needed to go through each installment one at a time.

White Day 2 essentially tells the story of three people, rather than just follow one person like White Day: A Labyrinth Named School did with Lee Hui-min. So in the first episode, people follow Jung Soo-jin and her crush as they're trapped at Yeondu high school. The second covers Kang Seo-yeon trying to undo a ritual at the school. Finally, the third episode ties into the first game by having Yoo Ji-min trying to help Han Na-young. 

Here is the first trailer for the console release. It also confirms that there will be a physical PS5 version of the game available, in addition to the digital PS5 and Xbox Series X ones.


In addition to giving people access to the full game at once, White Day 2 Complete Edition will have a few other extras. There will also be seven costumes people can change characters into. The guards who are enemies in this installment can put on attire inspired by ones worn by the janitors in the first game.

White Day 2: The Flower that Tells Lies Complete Edition will come to the PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2024. The game is already available on PCs.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 4:30 PM

The Pokemon Company President Compares Pokemon and Shogi

The Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara and professional shogi player Sota Fujii sat down for a conversation in a recent article published in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. The two discussed the similarities between Pokemon and shogi. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

During the interview, President Ishihara said that he has enjoyed playing shogi since childhood as it has been around longer than Pokemon. Meanwhile, Fujii said that he hadn't had much experience with Pokemon until recently but that he has played Pokemon GO.

Ishihara and Fujii commented that both Pokemon and shogi are similar, as both are "mind sports" that promote strategic thinking abilities in 1v1 player scenarios. In both games, players need to observe their opponent's movements and plan their own moves ahead.

Ishihara jokingly added that, in the 5 and 6-year-old categories for both games, there are some naughty children competing, and the people responsible for both Pokemon and shogi tournaments want them to compete calmly and make it a rule to shake hands and promote sportsmanship behavior.

The conversation was held to celebrate the upcoming Pokémon Ryuo Tournament 2024, which will determine the strongest Pokemon player in Japan. The tournament will be held on February 25, 2024, at the Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo, which is the same venue where the 7-round shogi Ryuo Tournament is held every year between October and December.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the latest titles in the series and are immediately available on Nintendo Switch. The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk add-ons are also available.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 4:00 PM

Glover Heads to Another Console With Evercade Port

Glover is coming back once again, and this time a new port of it will appear on the Evercade console and handheld. It will show up in the Piko Interactive Collection 4 on April 30, 2024 for $19.99/£17.99€19.99.

Glover started out as an N64 and PC game back in the day, before eventually heading to the PlayStation as well. It stars a wizard's glove named Glover trying to retrieve lost crystals that were transformed into balls in a platformer adventure. In 2021, Piko Interactive shared an early rom of the N64 version. This was followed by its PC return in 2022. It is also eventually heading to the PS4, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X

First, here's the trailer showing how the new port of Glover looks when running on an Evercade alongside the other Piko Interactive Collection 4 games.


Here are all the games that will appear on that cartridge:

  • Bad Street Brawler
  • The Fidgetts
  • Glover
  • Mermaids of Atlantis
  • Risky Woods
  • Skuljagger: Revolt of the Westicans
  • Star X
  • Street Racer
  • Target: Renegade
  • Zero Tolerance Underground

There's also a general announcement video bringing up how Glover marks the first time the console and handheld will offer 64-bit games. It also offers a peek at how it looks on the system.


The Piko Interactive Collection 4 cartridge will come to the Evercade on April 30, 2024. People can start pre-ordering it on February 29, 2024. 

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 3:00 PM

Review: One Punch Man World Is A Thrilling Fighting Game With A Surprising Amount of Depth

When One Punch Man: World was first announced, I was a bit apprehensive as I've always had a slight bias against mobile games with heavy action at the center of their gameplay. While I know projects such as Genshin Impact have long proven that intense combat can be incredible on mobile platforms, I've mainly found myself opting out for console versions of these titles. I was surprised when I discovered that One Punch Man: World is one of the best fighting games with adventure elements I've played in some time.

Full disclosure: I am a casual fighting game player at best. So, this review will be from the perspective of someone who is familiar with the genre, but isn't a master at it by any means. That said, I had a blast with my time playing One Punch Man: World. At its core, the game is anchored by a campaign that is currently divided into seven "arcs." Each one centers around a specific hero's story and is broken into "episodes" with heavy cutscenes.

However, what surprised me was the depth of the game's world outside of these episodes. While most of the Main Story is anchored at the Hero Association headquarters hub, players travel to various locations outside, such as "City A." It's here that you can really get lost for hours. Towards the beginning of the game, you get to experience the city from the perspective of Smile Man and Lightning Max as they patrol the town. Throughout City A, there are NPCs with side quests that have a wide range of objectives, from fetch quests to puzzles to even full-out boss battles.

Screenshot of NPCs in One Punch Man: World
Screenshot by Siliconera

In One Punch Man: World, most of the missions are broken into Biography and Side quests. With Biography, the missions are centered on a specific hero. Playing these gives you a deeper insight into the protagonists as you get to experience a self-contained story connected to the hero. In contrast, Side quests are picked up from random NPCs throughout the overworld. While these aren't as in-depth plot-wise, they are worth taking on as the stories tied to them are often interesting, and they give you rewards such as Team XP and in-game currency.

One of the more clever quest types in the game is NPCs talking about their past experiences with villains. As you listen to their story, the game has you jump into the flashback and take on the villain in an epic boss battle. The idea is that the heroes are learning new intel on villains by listening to the citizens' experiences of the city. I really liked this combat integration, as it gives players a good pace of action between side content.

As I explored the city, I couldn't help but be reminded of the cozy vibes of the Yakuza series, particularly how it handles its side quests with bizarre and humorous situations. For example, one of the early quests in One Punch Man: World has Smile Man trying to figure out the mystery of why the city thinks he dined and dashed a local udon restaurant. After interviewing various citizens, you eventually discover there is an imposter on the loose. Even small quests like his ooze with personality and do a good job of fleshing out the world. These were fun enough that I always went out of my way to clear any Biography or Side quests I saw on my overworld map.

Screenshot of Smile Man in One Punch Man: World
Screenshot by Siliconera

What impressed me the most about One Punch Man: World is the mobile title's gameplay. While I'm not usually fond of touchscreen controls, I think Crunchyroll Games did a fantastic job implementing its action-heavy combat with its digital joysticks. Holding the screen horizontally, you can use your left thumb to move your character forward while using your right thumb to control the camera. While this isn't revolutionary by any means, the game is really responsive and fluid. I also appreciate the developer including a sprint button, which locks your character into a running animation with a single tap.

Another design choice I really liked is how One Punch Man: World keeps track of quests. As you complete Main Story missions and side stories, your Team Level ranks up, which gives you access to more content. To make all of this accessible, a Team Rank page lists all the content you've unlocked so far. So, in one single place, you can select your current or previous ranks and jump to side quests and challenges you haven't completed yet. This makes navigating the overworld to side content incredibly easy, which is perfect for mobile gaming on the go.

Where the game really shines, though, is its action combat. Out of everything that surprised me the most about One Punch Man: World, it was its boss battles. When I say they are epic, I mean it in the best way possible. I'm talking break-neck speed action with non-stop movement. While this could have easily become clunky with the touch-screen controls, it actually works really smoothly due to how combat is implemented in the game's UI. During a battle, your hero has 3 to 4 Arm Skills and a normal attack on the screen's right side, represented by digital buttons. Because of this, you can quickly use your right thumb to tap each ability button as their cooldown resets to easily chain combos.

Screenshot of combat layout in One Punch Man: World
Screenshot by Siliconera

One of the game's best decisions is them giving you a dedicated dodge button under your Arm Skills. Again, this might sound simple on paper. But this allows you to quickly zip away from an enemy's attacks if timed correctly. With all of this combined, you can constantly keep your character running in and out of battle while outmaneuvering incoming attacks. And again, I initially thought this would become overwhelming and clunky. But even as a casual fighting game fan, combat really flows together smoothly despite all the hectic action around you.

With combat out of the way, it's time to address the elephant in the room. I know with most mobile titles, one of the things most players want to know about is the "gacha" element. Yes, One Punch Man: World has a gacha system. However, it's surprisingly fair. For starters, I do not believe this game has a pay-to-win system like other titles in the genre. Let me explain. As someone who acquired a handful of the game's best characters (SSR heroes), I still got absolutely demolished in certain boss fights despite using my most powerful units. That is because each villain has its weaknesses, and certain characters and their movesets are better suited against them.

To give you an example. In the first half of the game, there was a boss fight that I could not beat with my SSR Hero. But I was able to finally take him down using free-to-play characters because they were better suited for this specific encounter. Most boss fights also can't be won by simply spamming powerful attacks, which is another reason relying on the gacha system will only get you so far. A big component of this game is skill and understanding the flow of combat. And while I'm not one of the most skilled players out there, this is actually one of my favorite things about One Punch Man: World - it's challenging but fair.

Screenshot of action One Punch Man: World
Screenshot by Siliconera

While each Boss Fight could have been the same formula across all enemies, every villain has its own set of attack patterns. And you have to figure out how to maneuver around those attacks, or you won't last long. In one of the game's early fights, you have a few seconds to sprint and roll into a tiny section to avoid the enemy's massive AOE slam attack. As the fight continues, the villain will adapt and start using stronger moves. So, if you think you are about to win, you might get caught off guard and destroyed by a powerful ability you need to figure out how to dodge.

A big part of succeeding in combat also centers around your management of Arm Skills and keeping on top of their cooldowns. For instance, you may have a healing ability, but you might want to hold off on using it until a later phase in the battle. Or, if you are skilled enough, you can figure out the right time to use it to negate an upcoming attack against you altogether. Point being, One Punch Man: World requires you to use different heroes for different situations. A big part of the game's combat is skill-based, as you must figure out how to implement your offense and defense. Because of this, you can't simply purchase your way to success without putting in the work.

And I think this is a really great design choice. Of course, SSR Heroes are extremely powerful and can make the game a lot easier if you use them in the right situations. I just think the game is designed fairly, where players aren't punished if they don't have them. And, of course, sometimes it just comes down to grinding out your team until they are at a high enough level. Speaking of SSR Heroes and the gacha system, One Punch Man: World is also pretty fair regarding in-game currency. The game is absolutely filled to the brim with opportunities for players to earn pulls.

Screenshot of Tornado in One Punch Man: World
Screenshot by Siliconera

Similar to games like Genshin Impact or Honkai: Star Rail, One Punch Man: World has a 7-Day Sign-In bonus where players can earn Silver, Credit, and even a chance to unlock an SR-level character for free. There is also the "Serious Training" menu, where you can get rewards for completing in-game objectives such as "upgrade your character 4 times" or complete "City A Side quest." There is even an achievement page that generously gives you World Silver, which is used for the game's gacha system called "Character Draw."

But it doesn't stop there. In One Punch Man: World's Main Story Episodes, each mission has its own challenges. This means that as you play a major arc in the story, you have little mini-objectives, such as "Use your Ultimate 6 times in battle," which further gives you rewards. If you missed any of these objectives, no problem. The game lets you replay these story battles as many times as you want until you collect all of these bonuses. So, no matter which way you look at it, One Punch Man: World gives you a lot of opportunities to earn in-game currency and characters without breaking your wallet.

For those who want to spend their hard-earned cash, the gacha system is pretty straightforward. In One Punch Man: World, you spend "World Silver" currency on banners called "Character Draw." For every 10 draws, you are guaranteed an SR or higher quality item. For every 60 draws, you are guaranteed an SSR or higher quality item. So there is at least some kind of cushion if you don't get the character or item you initially wanted. For those who want to earn their character draws by just playing the game, it also means a user can save up their Silver over time and have a high chance of getting the character they are looking for.

Screenshot of One Punch World: Man Character Draw banner
Screenshot by Siliconera

My main takeaway from playing One Punch Man: World is that this is an incredible action fighting mobile game with a lot of side content for players to dive into. However, what impressed me were the epic action battles that worked well even with touch-screen controls. But even beyond that, One Punch Man: World has a decently fleshed-out world with side quests and characters to get lost in. With its addicting gameplay and deep progression system, this is definitely a game that fans of the One Punch Man anime and manga will not want to miss out on.

One Punch Man: World is now available on the PC and iOS and Android devices.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 2:30 PM

Katsuhiro Harada Started Brainstorming Tekken 8 Character Azucena Seven Years Ago

Tekken 8 Producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed exactly when he started thinking about new character Azucena. When sharing a social media post from a fan, he noted that he's been thinking about creating the newcomer for about seven years. 

This means that around 2017, Harada was probably thinking about the concept behind the character. He noted the idea for her first started coming to mind then. As a reminder, Tekken 7 debuted on consoles and PCs back in 2017. So this means he'd been thinking about her since around the last installment. 

Here's the full post about the Tekken 8 character Azucena Harada made on social media.


He also talked about the fighter's development on his Harada's Bar show. When he did, he cited his interest in the Nazca Lines and they first came up with her personality, then built up everything else around the fighter.

In case you forgot how she looks, here's her reveal trailer from 2023. It shows her character model, offers an idea of her personality, and showcases her fighting abilities in a few matches.


Tekken 8 is available for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. There's no word yet on upcoming DLC fighters for the game.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 2:30 PM

Palworld Anti-cheat

Pocketpair, developer of Survival-Crafting-Creature-RPG Palworld, announced plans to implement anti-cheat features to game, beginning with Player Lists set to arrive in a February 2024 update. These are intended to combat cheating on official servers, but will be optional additions for solo and community-run worlds.

In the statement, Pocketpair reported that it confirmed some connection issues with official servers, which it attributed to the influence of cheaters. The company also affirmed its zero-tolerance policy towards such activities, and it said it is working on dealing with it as a priority.

As part of these countermeasures, the company noted it plans to add player lists and anti-cheat software to Palworld. The player lists feature, which is intended to help identify and ban cheaters, is set to arrive sometime during February 2024, but there is currently no date for the addition of the anti-cheat software.

You can find the full statement from Pocketpair in the tweet below:


The success of Palworld has led to developers Pocketpair seeking to take on new staff members to support its plans for the game. Meanwhile, modders have been busy adding their own spins to the game, including an Ironman-style Nuzlocke mode.

Palworld is available in Early Access for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, as well as on Xbox Game Pass. An update including a Player List function is planned for the end of February, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 2:00 PM

Pikachu Tail Pillow giveaway lottery in Japan

Pokemon Center Online Japan is celebrating its eighth anniversary by holding numerous promotions. One of them is a sweepstake that rewards a Pikachu tail pillow. The large pillow will have an overall length of 110cm (~43.3 inches).

People who want to get this pillow will have to undergo numerous steps to enter the sweepstake. First, they must register an account on the Japanese Pokemon Center Online website and opt to receive mail magazines. They can then receive an email that will contain a link to enter the sweepstake.

Users who have applied must also provide a valid and contactable Japanese address for the store to send the item physically. They must not delete the account until the store starts determining the winners on March 1, 2024, and informs the winners a few days later.

The Pikachu tail pillow sweepstake is not the only promotion that Pokemon Center Online Japan is running for its eighth anniversary. The store is holding repost sweepstakes on its official X account that will reward canvas boards and large acrylic stands. It will also hold lottery sales for popular plushes, such as the life-sized Lucario and Altaria. And people who place orders on the web store from mid-March 2024 will receive a bonus acrylic keychain for every 5,000 yen made in the same receipt while stocks last.

Pokemon Center Online Japan will close the Pikachu tail pillow sweepstake on February 29, 2024. It will start delivering the items to the winners in late March 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, February 16, 2024 1:30 PM

Capcom released new Resident Evil 4 Remake and Street Fighter 6 apparel on Amazon

Capcom launched new apparel designs inspired by Resident Evil 4 Remake, Street Fighter 6, and Monster Hunter for Amazon Merch on Demand. These new designs are now available to order via the U.S. and Japanese Amazon sites. Each design is available in four different apparel types: regular T-shirt, long-sleeved T-shirt, sweatshirt, and pullover hoodie.

The Street Fighter 6 design features the aged series protagonist Ryu. Meanwhile, the Resident Evil 4 Remake apparel design includes Ada Wong who starred in the Separate Ways DLC. Capcom also added two new Monster Hunter designs based on Deviljho and the Capcom Town booth.

Here are some of the sample images of Capcom's new apparel designs:

While the U.S.-based web store primarily ships within the country, Amazon's website also indicates that it may support shipments to several other nations. Some of the countries listed with available deliveries include Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

As a side note, the Japanese storefront has its own versions of the Resident Evil 4 Remake shirts that use the Japanese title Biohazard RE:4. However, Amazon Japan will only ship these items domestically inside the country.

Capcom's new Resident Evil 4 Remake, Street Fighter 6, and Monster Hunter apparel designs are now available for purchase via Amazon Merch on Demand.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 16, 2024 6:25 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 16, 2024 4:51 PM
     How to make the moon in Infinite CraftSome things you create in Infinite Craft can be simple like glass, while others can take some time to figure out what they need. Celebrities, for example, will have you backtracking because you need to make three or four elements to make one. The topic at hand is somewhat like that but doesn't need much of a sidestep to make. If you want to learn how to make the moon in Infinite Craft, you come to the right place. Infinite Craft: How to create the moon Like most things in Infinite Craft, you'll need two parts. Getting all the elements can be a task, but thankfully for the moon, it isn't that bad or hard to make. The funny thing about making the moon is that there are ingredients that you wouldn't expect — or at least I didn't. This can make it less straightforward than a monkey. But still, it's possible.  So let's start with the first part. Building a bong So, this is the one thing you would associate a moon with. But for some reason, it's one of the ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 16, 2024 3:58 PM
     Infinite Craft Featured ImageThe browser-based game Infinite Craft has taken the Internet by storm with its crazy combination and seemingly endless possibilities. Getting started with Infinite Craft is easy enough, but you'll eventually hit a wall as you try to create specific things. Some basic materials like Metal are shockingly hard to create, and sometimes the game will give you something completely random even if you're deliberately trying to discover a certain item or ingredient. This guide contains a complete list of every crafting recipe that has been discovered in Infinite Craft, so it should be able to help you on your journey to create the rarest combinations in the game. Related: How to make Batman in Infinite Craft Every Crafting Recipe in Infinite Craft ItemFirst IngredientSecond IngredientAbominable SnowmanWater + YetiYetiAdamMud VenusAdobeBrickMudAdobe FlashAdobeSteamboatAlchemistScientistPyromancerAlfredBatmanWisdomAlligatorSwampTrumpAlimonyMoneyDivorceAmazonJungleRiverAmbe...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 16, 2024 3:37 PM

According to several claims and reports.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 16, 2024 1:58 PM

This makes it the company's fastest-selling game to date.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, February 16, 2024 1:30 PM

The game's sales recently surpassed 20 million units worldwide.

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