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GamersHeroes Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:14 PM

The world of Inflexion Games' PVE open-world survival crafting game Nightingale is now available in Early Access.

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Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:45 PM

Securing physical copies of a number of Disney classics is about to get a lot harder. Disney has announced today that after 23 years of service, it will be shuttering the Disney Movie Club later this year. Disney Movie Club is a subscription service for diehard fans that, since 2001, has provided an avenue for them to…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:30 PM

There's a new Rainbow Six game out today, but it's not like any previous entry in Ubisoft's long-running tactical shooter franchise. Instead, this new entry, Rainbow Six SMOL, is a top-down, cartoony, roguelite mobile shooter exclusive to Netflix subscribers.


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:15 PM

One of the biggest complaints surrounding Persona 3 Reload was that Atlus' remake of the beloved PS2 RPG didn't have all the add-ons from previous updated editions of the game. This included the playable epilogue called The Answer from Persona 3 FES, and Persona 3 Portable's female protagonist route that lets you play…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:30 PM

James Donaldson, aka MrBeast aka that YouTuber who does weird charity videos aka that guy who sold me a terrible burger, is apparently visiting Walmarts and forcing employees to let him explore their storage areas and then making them restock his candy bars.


PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:25 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 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.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:00 PM
     Shadowheart actor has best response to being dumped in Baldur's Gate 3

Goth cleric Shadowheart may be the most romanced character in Baldur's Gate 3 but that doesn't mean she doesn't experience her fair share of heartbreak. Luckily, she's not a real person; players can leave her to pursue other paths without too much worry. Shadowheart's voice actor Jennifer English, though, might not take the news so well.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:58 PM
     Popular VR accessory is such a hit, you need to be invited to buy one

There's nothing quite like the immersion of an FPS in virtual reality, but over time, the act of holding your arms up as though you're wielding a gun can be quite the strain. This is where Wield VR and the OneStock come in, a revolutionary new VR accessory that's proving difficult to get a hold of, largely due to its already booming popularity.

If you're going to play on one of the best VR headsets, your accessory game needs to level up too, and the OneStock is exactly what you need if you're a fan of FPS games in VR. It takes what can be an awkward experience and turns it into something tangible.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:30 PM
     Helldivers 2 patch 1.000.10 fixes crashes, PC black screens, and more

Helldivers 2 patch 1.000.10 has been issued for PC and PlayStation 5 and targets a host of issues that were hindering people's enjoyment, including PC screens blacking out, backend performance, and work to prepare the servers for high volumes of players.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:28 PM

Kingmakers has too much going on to easily summarise, but I'll try. Really, though, you should just click below and watch the trailer, which will surprise and delight you with its twists and scope in a way my words will not.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:02 PM

Gigantic, the free-to-play team brawler from a former StarCraft and Guild Wars designer, which launched (fully) in 2017 and closed the following year, is returning as Gigantic: Rampage Edition. It's no longer free-to-play, but a "premium and definitive release" of the original, and it's due on April 9th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:32 PM

Temtem was a brief mega-hit when it launched in Early Access back in 2020, as a Pokémon-like that was both online and on PC. Now it's getting its own "survivor-like bullet heaven" spin-off called Temtem: Swarm.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 4:55 PM

In 2023, more than 500 games earned more than $3 million (around £2.3 million) in gross revenue via Steam, according to Valve. The stat was shared as part of their annual summary, a breakdown of the platform's past year in terms of new features and performance.

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:30 PM

digimon survive producer habu kazumasa

Kazumasa Habu has posted on his Twitter (X) account that he is no longer the producer of the Digimon games. According to his Tweet, he was removed from the position in April 2023 and has been working on passing the baton over to his successor.

In the Tweet, Habu explains that this was due to a personnel change within the company and that he trusts the new director to develop the next Digimon Story game. So he hopes that fans will not worry about the quality. In a follow-up Tweet, Habu states that his biggest treasure in life is the fact that he could work on Digimon and see the passion that fans have for the series. He thanks all of the fans for loving his work and hopes they will continue to do so in the future.

Kazumasa Habu worked on the Digimon games between 2010 and 2022. He was a producer for all of the roles except Digimon Story: Lost Evolution, in which he was a production assistant. Games that Habu produced include Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Digimon All-Star Rumble, and Digimon Survive.

Bandai Namco revealed the upcoming Digimon Story game during Digimon Con 2022. The story will feature the Olympos XII as central characters and will take place in the Digital World. Habu has not said who the new producer and director working on this game are.

The post Kazumasa Habu No Longer Producer for Digimon appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:00 PM

Look at the Persona 3 Reload Kotone Shiomi Female MC Mod

A new Persona 3 Reload mod changes the main character in the game to the Female MC Kotone Shiomi. The mod is currently being worked on and updated, but it already exists in a playable state.

The mod currently adds a new Kotone Shiomi model for the main character in P3R, new custom animations for her, and exclusive female voice lines for the English dub. The mod even changes the blue color scheme of the game's menu to the original Female MC pink color scheme that appeared in Persona 3 Portable. Additionally, many of the UI elements have been replaced with pink and the Kotone model.

However, Kotone still uses Makoto's sword weapons instead of her naginata weapons from P3P, and the battle UI elements are still tinted blue. The FeMC Reloaded Team is currently working on custom physics for the skirt and hair. The team's goal is to replace all 3D assets and 2D interface elements with the Female MC. This means that the Female MC Social Links will not be modded and added to the game.

You can check out a showcase video for the new mod below. The video is 7:38 minutes long, and the footage was recorded and edited by Persona YouTube content creator Faz.


Similar to this recent mod, Persona 5 Royal received a mod that allows players to control a female Joker, and it appeared on April 30, 2023.

Persona 3 Reload is immediately available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. The Persona 3 Reload Kotone Shiomi Female MC mod is only available on PC and can be found on Gamebanana.

The post Look at the Persona 3 Reload Kotone Shiomi Female MC Mod appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:00 PM

FFVII Rebirth 'No Promises to Keep' Single Includes Loveless Pass

Square Enix announced the release of a single for the FFVII Rebirth main theme song "No Promises to Keep." The single album costs 2,750 yen (or about $18.35,) and it is now available for pre-orders from the Square Enix Japanese e-Store until April 3, 2024.

The single includes four tracks in total. The first one is the original version of "No Promises to Keep" as shown in previous FFVII Rebirth trailers, and performed by vocalist Loren Allred. The second track is a new version of the song including instrumentals by composer Nobuo Uematsu's band conTIKI. The two remaining tracks feature instrumental off-vocal versions of the aforementioned two tracks.

Additionally, a Loveless Staff Pass sticker will be included as a special bonus with the purchase of the single. You can take a better look at the FFVII Rebirth "No Promises to Keep" main theme song single album, as well as the Loveless Staff Pass sticker bonus below. The sticker case and strap are not included.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. A demo for the game is now available on PlayStation Store and will update to add a Junon section on February 21, 2024. The game's PS5 exclusivity arrangement ends on May 29, 2024.

The post FFVII Rebirth 'No Promises to Keep' Single Includes Loveless Pass appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 4:00 PM

Temtem: Swarm Is a New Vampire Survivors Style Game 4

Crema, the developer behind the Pokemon-like game Temtem, announced a Vampire Survivors or Pokemon Rumble style spin-off called Temtem: Swarm. It has a tentative Q3 2024 release window for PCs. 

As the title suggests, players will be using the various species of Temtem to fight through waves of enemies, choosing perks like gear and techniques when leveling up and evolving. People can go through it alone, or three players working online together to fight through stages. Apparently every Temtem from the original game is playable, if you manage to get them. 

Here's the first trailer for the game. It begins with an animated opening before showing how it works in action. While this does seem to be a Vampire Survivors sort of roguelike, it also appears to be like a Pokemon Rumble game due to players being able to choose when certain moves are executed.


There are also an array of initial announcement screenshots showing off some of the allied and opposing Temtem characters fighting.

Temtem: Swarm will come to PCs in Q3 2024. There's no exact release window yet, but the Steam page is live. Temtem is available on the Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 7:18 PM
     How To Make Final Fantasy In Infinite Craft Featured ImageIt's getting crazy in Infinite Craft. People are now creating elaborate things like Roblox in the game. There seems to be no limit yet, and I'm willing to find out how far I can go with my creativity. As I've been experimenting with Infinite Craft, I've found some cool things to make. One of them is Final Fantasy, and I'll show you how to make it. Infinite Craft: How to make Final Fantasy While making the classic RPG is cool and rewarding, it's a task. Unlike making Fortnite, you'll need to prepare for a long session. However, if you don't want to sit on Infinite Craft for a couple hours my advice would be to just simply scroll down and see the steps for yourself as a reference.  Screenshot: PC Invasion Making your adventure in Infinite Craft The most annoying part about creating Final Fantasy is that a lot is going on. You'll be jumping around from side to side because all the parts are from all walks of life. So take that as a warning.  Mud +...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:13 PM
     Bastille Of Intellect In NightingaleThere are many wondrous secrets to be discovered in Nightingale, and the Bastille of Intellect is one of them. A curious structure with something interesting gleaming behind the gates – here's how to crack the puzzle. The Bastille of Intellect puzzle in Nightingale The Bastille of Intellect in Nightingale is a structure with Puzzle Pieces outside of it. Trapped behind the gates is a treasure for only those who pay attention. These structures will be marked on your map with a puzzle piece, and will remain running until you complete them and claim the rewards. Three blue pyramid structures will blaze blue next to a very strange structure afront the gates. To solve this puzzle, you need to activate the Blue Puzzle Pieces in a certain order. Screenshot: PC Invasion When approaching this structure – be careful! In two of the Bastille of Intellects, I was assaulted by enemies. They're simple enough to dispatch, but they're a threat nonetheless. Th...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:28 PM
     Grand Theft Auto Infinite Craft Featured ImageBelieve me, the most innocent crime in Grand Theft Auto is a grand theft auto. Here is how to make Grand Theft Auto in Infinite Craft. Infinite Craft: How to make Grand Theft Auto My first Grand Theft Auto experience was back in the days of Vice City, and I always visited the good old Internet Café to see how far I could get in two hours. Then they went out of business and I got a PC and consoles on my own. That's when the openness of the GTA series really captivated me and made me fall in love with open-world games. Today we will pay tribute to this franchise that has absolutely no controversies under its sleeve and learn how to make Grand Theft Auto in Infinite Craft. Image: PC Invasion Grand Theft Auto Infinite Craft Recipes Element 1Element 2ResultRobberyVideo GameGrand Theft AutoRobberyVideo GamesGrand Theft AutoDadGTAGrand Theft AutoCrimeVideo GameGrand Theft AutoGameTheftGrand Theft Auto Out of all the guides I have been writing for Infinite Craft, this ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:22 PM
     Stone Block On Floor In NightingaleIn Nightingale, you need to acquire some Stone Blocks to build your Estate Cairn to get yourself a proper lodging and upgrade from that tent of sticks. Here's how to get some. Mining Stone Blocks in Nightingale If you're anything like me, then you would have been confused that you need Stone Blocks for the Estate Cairn in Nightingale. Other games have conditioned us to believe that Stone Blocks are a refined ingredient, and not a raw material, like they are here in the Faewilds. I imagined I'd need to mine some Stone to turn into Stone Blocks, but that's not the case. To get some Stone Blocks, you need to grab your Makeshift Pickaxe and mine away at a stone deposit. You can't just go hammer and tong at any stone you see, however, you need to make sure that it's a stone deposit you can mine from. When wandering around your spawn in Nightingale, inspect any stone you see around. You will be able to mine any stone deposit that has a green pi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:00 PM
     Infinite Craft Make FishAn ocean of potential awaits Infinite Craft players but, as the old saying goes, you have to learn to swim before you learn to walk. Or something. To that end, here is our guide telling you how to make Fish in Infinite Craft. Infinite Craft – how to make Fish Early in your time with Infinite Craft, it can prove surprisingly difficult to hit upon the components you might combine to create even basic animals. I spent a lot of time making various rocks and bodies of water, but you don't need to. To make Fish, combine Ocean and Water. Related: How to make the moon in Infinite Craft You won't start with those components, not quite. Therefore, it's useful to track how you might get there from the starting point. It turns out you can make a fish in as few as three steps. Below is a record of the various components you'll need to create, with the two ingredients for each one also provided. Lake – Water and Water Ocean – Lake and Wate...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:38 PM
     Free League Publishing has revealed their latest project, "Coriolis: The Great Dark," a new science fiction roleplaying game. The game is set to launch on Kickstarter on March 19, offering players an opportunity to explore space, delve into ancient mysteries, and navigate the complex politics of powerful guilds at the edge of the known universe. …

iDev Games Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:52 PM
     Gem clicker is a unique but simple clicker game, click on the big gem to get money and eventually break it. Click on the four small gems to charge them up until...

Gaming on PC Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:35 PM
     Gigantic, Motiga's beloved cult MOBA, is getting another lease on life on April 9, 2024 thanks to a premium re-release courtesy of Abstraction Games and Gearbox Publishing. Read more after the jump.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:21 AM

An adept genre shift for the series, the Azure Striker Gunvolt series of side-scrollers pivots to the rhythm genre with the release of Inti Creates' GUNVOLT RECORDS Cychronicle. Should players join Lumen, Lola, and Luxia, or is this lot a little lost?

The post GUNVOLT RECORDS Cychronicle Review appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:46 PM

The recently released Tomb Raider I-III Remastered collection is a damn-near perfect reconstructed version of those classic '90s action platformers starring the iconic Lara Croft and her two handguns. And if you were curious as to why the remastered Tomb Raiders were so dang good, you can probably thank a talented Tomb…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:30 PM

Saving a wet iPhone by putting it in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice has been a popular go-to rescue method for years, with the logic being that the rice absorbs the excess water from the phone. However, the God of iPhones has recently warned poor mortals against resorting to rice in these situations, saying it could…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:15 PM


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:00 PM

Little Monsters, rise up—Lady Gaga is coming to Fortnite. On February 20, the pop superstar-turned-actor shared a smoky, mysterious picture to X (formerly Twitter) that appears to show her Fortnite character model. The image is accompanied by one word that's also a nod to a five-year-old meme: "*fortnite." The post…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:45 PM

The PlayStation Portal is a cool device that solves a unique problem: playing games in a shared household with one console. But Sony's $200 handheld can only stream games from a connected PlayStation 5, making it more of a remote-play system than a full-fledged, standalone piece of gaming hardware like the beloved PS…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:30 PM

Third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 has been a runaway hit on PS5 and PC. As it's available on Steam, you may have wondered whether or not Helldivers is kind enough to let Steam Deck users in on the fight for democracy. I'm happy to report that, minus a few caveats, Helldivers 2 runs very well on Valve's nifty…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:15 PM

It's been a few years since we've heard or seen anything about that Borderlands movie starring Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Hart. So it was great to finally get our first real look at the cast in some new screenshots and oh… oh no.


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00 PM

I never played Gigantic when the team-based MOBA shooter was active from 2017 to 2018, or when it was briefly revived in 2023. Now, publisher Gearbox and developer Abstraction Games are reviving the Motiga shooter as Gigantic: Rampage Edition, and when I played a few rounds via a remote preview event, I wondered why…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:45 AM

As much as I love Persona and have gladly sunk hundreds of hours into the many entries in Atlus' series of RPGs, a lot of other people actually respect their time. That means they likely haven't played or finished a Persona game. Thankfully, Atlus made 2022's Soul Hackers 2 for people who want to experience the joys…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:30 AM

While the PlayStation 5 is apparently entering the later stages of its life cycle, some industry analysts think Sony might be planning to give the system an update similar to the one the PS4 received with the PlayStation 4 Pro within the next year.


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:17 AM

Update: 2/14/24, 3:30 p.m.:Last week's demo for the hotly anticipated RPG Final Fantasy VII Rebirth hit digital shelves and although public perception remains positive, there has been some concern over the visuals, specifically when using the game's high frame rate "Performance" mode. That's hopefully going to change…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:45 AM

Microsoft has announced the final set of games that will close out February for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. This crop of titles offers a variety of genres, from anime-ass RPGs to open-world shark adventures to sports simulators. As usual, there's a little something for everyone.


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:30 AM

Nintendo has just sprung a Nintendo Direct on everybody, and as is custom, it's just around the corner. And by that I mean it's tomorrow morning. The next Direct airs on February 21 at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET. At 25 minutes, this Direct won't be the longest ever, but it is sizable enough that we should expect to…


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:15 AM

It's that time of year again, Pokémon fans. The Pokémon Company is hosting its annual Pokémon Day showcase, which will offer a glimpse into what fans can expect throughout 2024.


Kotaku Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:00 AM

Things are going to get pretty Fallout-y this April. With Amazon Prime's promising-looking TV adaptation due to hit the streamer April 12, Bethesda is leaping on its own bandwagon and releasing seven Fallout games, in one handy nuclear bomb.


PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:09 PM
     Chivalry meets GTA 5 in wild new Steam sandbox game

Steam game Kingmakers' first full trailer just released, and it's one for the history books. Well, we say that, but the zany twist in the footage indicates that the game's medieval slant isn't quite as historically accurate as it first appears.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:00 PM
     Get this Acer Predator RTX 4070 laptop at its lowest ever price

This Acer Predator RTX 4070 laptop serves as proof that good things come to those who wait, or at least those waiting patiently for a cracking deal on their next portable PC. Down to its lowest ever price, this system is available for a song, providing a surprisingly large amount of value.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:42 PM
     Don't recycle your old CPU, put it on display instead

It's often advisable to reuse your old hardware in a new system, be it your CPU or another piece of kit, but sometimes this simply isn't possible. Whether you've broken a mounting pin or there's some other fault, some processors seem almost destined for the recycling bin. Not all chips need suffer this fate, however, as some might serve you well as a display piece instead.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:29 PM
     Is Dragon's Dogma 2 on Game Pass?

Is Dragon's Dogma 2 coming to Game Pass? If you're excited about the upcoming fantasy game, you probably want to know whether it's included with Game Pass or if you'll have to shell out full price at launch.

Now there's not long to go until the Dragon's Dogma 2 release date, so it begs the question about whether we'll be able to get this RPG game on the Xbox and Microsoft subscription service. Dragon's Dogma 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and there's even a whiff of a Dragon's Dogma 2 demo on the horizon, here's everything we know.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:15 PM
     Best Deep Rock Galactic Survivor classes

What are the best Deep Rock Galactic Survivor classes? You know the drill by now (sorry). Get in, destroy everything that both moves and doesn't, and get out. To be honest, even if you don't get out, the corporation doesn't mind much, they'll just send another dwarf in your place. Times are tough, the beards are long, and there's a beer for anyone who comes back alive.

For those who are just getting into Deep Rock Galactic Survivor, things can look a little confusing. You begin with one class in the survival game, the Scout, but will work your way up to unlocking the four base classes, then eventually, the eight additional class mods. Each Deep Rock Galactic Survivor class has a distinct playstyle, with some being more forgiving than others. Here's who we think are the best.

PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:14 PM
     Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster – every confirmed character

Which characters are in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero? We've seen so many different versions of Dragon Ball fighting games over the years. Starting with the Budokai series which began back in 2002, transitioning into a 3D arena with Budokai Tenkaichi (named Sparkling in Japan), before taking the series to the esports scene with Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Sadly, the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date isn't arriving any time soon, but there's still plenty to look forward to. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero follows on from Budokai Tenkaichi, introducing a new entry to the fighting game series since 2010.  Unlike past entries, this new title uses the Japanese name across the world. The Sparkling series is known for its massive and diverse roster of characters, with Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (or Sparkling! Meteor) featuring 96 characters and over 161 transformations.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:04 PM
     All Nightingale Apex Creatures and how to beat them

What are the Nightingale Apex Creatures? The Faewilds are awash with all manner of flora and fauna, but Apex Creatures stand head and shoulders above the rest. These legendary bosses are native to Nightingale's major biomes, and while they're difficult to miss once you're in their general vicinity, tracking them down can certainly be a real challenge.

Of course, tracking down Apex Creatures in Nightingale is just the first step on your hunt in the open-world game. While it's tempting to charge up and start beating them to a pulp, Apex Creatures are not hostile by default, and sparing them can bestow rare rewards. If you'd prefer to let your guns do all the talking, we highly recommend hopping into Nightingale multiplayer – while it is possible to take Apex Creatures on solo, it's not an easy feat. Without further ado, here's every Apex Creature in Nightingale and how to beat them.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:03 PM
     Best Nightingale weapons

What are the best Nightingale weapons? Survival isn't just about building a shelter and cooking over a campfire; it's also about grabbing a powerful weapon to fend off any threats that come your way. The dense forests, arid deserts, and diseased swamps of the Realm Network are teeming with all manner of creatures that won't take kindly to you tramping through their natural habitat, and you need to defend yourself if you want to stay alive.

Thankfully, the best weapons in Nightingale can ensure you survive the most dangerous encounters in the open-world game – whether that's hunting down Nightingale Apex Creatures or taking on powerful Nightingale bosses. We've collected the cream of the crop across a wide variety of weapon types, so you can kit yourself out with the best guns and melee weapons regardless of your preferred playstyle.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:02 PM
     All Nightingale bosses and how to beat them

What are the Nightingale bosses? You can expect to run into various enemies on your trek across the Realm Network, but none are as formidable as bosses. These powerful entities stand between you and the rarest rewards in the Faewilds, and defeating them can often unlock additional Realm Cards for your collection. Thankfully, we've got the boss strategies to help you beat them with ease.

Before we get started, it's important to bear in mind that Nightingale bosses are separate from Nightingale Apex Creatures. While the latter could be considered the 'bosses' of their respective biomes, they aren't hostile by nature, whereas this lot below won't hesitate to tear you limb from limb. While taking on a boss alone is possible, we highly recommend teaming up in Nightingale multiplayer if you're not looking for an undue challenge in the survival game. A high Nightingale gear rating will take you far in your quest to beat every Nightingale boss, so be sure to equip the best Nightingale weapons to make mincemeat out of the Realm Network's fiercest foes.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:03 PM
     New Enshrouded content is coming soon, and you can vote on it

Enshrouded has now reached the 2 million players milestone, less than a month after releasing on January 24th, 2024. Keen Games isn't resting on its laurels, though, with exciting new content coming soon to further enhance your travels across the game's sprawling vistas. The best part? You can have a say in the development journey.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:01 PM
     Grab a free Steam key for survival game Nightingale, plus a unique hat

It's nearly time for everyone to experience Nightingale, the highly anticipated open-world survival game from ex-BioWare developers where dimension-hopping adventurers require a Victorian dress code. As a Realmwalker stranded due to the collapse of the arcane portal network, it's up to you to survive by gathering materials, building a stronghold, and exploring worlds filled with remnants of expeditions past, valuable treasures, and mysterious fae creatures.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:03 PM
     Steam Deck TV: how to connect with a dock or HDMI

How do you connect your Steam Deck to a TV or gaming monitor? If you weren't already aware, Valve's versatile handheld doubles as a big-screen experience.

Sure, the dinky Steam machine isn't on par with a rig rocking the best graphics card, but it's more than capable of bringing an entry-level experience to your living room as one of the best handheld gaming PCs. You can also connect external controllers to the Steam Deck, meaning it could replace your current big-screen console of choice.

There's an abundance of third-party docks already available online, as well as Valve's official solution, but thanks to the boons of USB-C, you can also connect straight to your screen using an adapter and HDMI. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to charge the Deck or use other USB devices if you opt to use a single cord, as Valve's handheld uses one port for connectivity and power.

Creating a Steam Deck TV setup is relatively straightforward, and you don't necessarily need a high-end screen by the likes of Samsung, LG, or Hisense.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:06 PM
     How to get Essence Dust in Nightingale

How do you get Essence Dust in Nightingale? The new survival game has a myriad of different crafting and building skills, making traversing realms and exploring biomes to gather resources a highly unique way of approaching survival. In your time in Nightingale, your gear, weapons, and armor all need to be repaired, but unlike using a workbench or specially crafted hammer, Nightingale requires you to use Essence Dust.

Now the Nightingale release date is here, we've spent time in the game to know what it takes to survive Nightingale's early game including how Nightingale realm cards work, and how to increase your gear rating. However, if you're having trouble locating Essence Dust or want to know which items produce the most dust, here's what we know so far.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:09 PM
     How does the Nightingale Realmic Transmutor work?

How does the Realmic Transmutor work in Nightingale? The beauty of Inflexion's new survival game is its ability to shift and alter your world at a moment's notice. By collecting Realm cards you can travel to new destinations or change your current one, but it comes with a cost.

The Nightingale Realmic Transmutor is one of the devices you'll need to locate if you want to alter your world. Whether you're playing Nightingale multiplayer or solo, you'll probably want to know what these devices can do, and how you can use them.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:12 PM
     How to increase Nightingale gear rating

How do you increase your Nightingale gear rating? Everything you do in Nightingale revolves around how powerful you are at that particular moment; the world defines you by the gear you carry, and there are places you won't be able to access if your equipment doesn't meet certain requirements.

The Nightingale release date is here, and those wandering the Faelands will likely have seen places and glimpsed enemies that are way above their current level. Nightingale doesn't have a traditional player-level system and instead opts for an overall gear rating to measure your current ability, with Sites of Power being hard-gated by this gear rating. Here's how to increase your Nightingale gear rating so you can take on the toughest challenges that the survival game has to offer.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:14 PM
     Nightingale Site of Power locations and rewards

What are Nightingale Sites of Power? These open-world dungeons are semi-optional challenges that contain a wealth of loot, puzzles, and enemies. They also give you the rare opportunity to expand your collection of craftable Realm Cards, so they're well worth the effort it takes for any budding Realmwalker to complete them.

Sites of Power are a perfect activity for Nightingale multiplayer, though it's also possible to take them on solo – you can always recruit an NPC if you need an extra hand. Conquering a Site of Power in Nightingale typically bestows the crafting recipe for the relevant Nightingale Realm Card, though you'll have to defeat the Nightingale bosses that guard it first. Here's everything you need to know about Sites of Power in Nightingale.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00 PM
     Borderlands developers are bringing back their forgotten MOBA

The developers at Gearbox Publishing, which is behind hits like Borderlands and niche favorites like Subnautica, have some big news to share — we're talking huge, Gigantic, even.


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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:03 PM
     This Palworld competitor is getting a Vampire Survivors like spinoff

With Palworld taking the monster-catching genre by storm MMORPG TemTem is back with a vengeance, and this time around it's launching a spin-off to compete with games like Vampire Survivors. This is TemTem Swarm, which wants to take the Steam MMO to new bullet-heaven heights.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Temtem evolutions, Temtem starters, Temtem type chart

PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:12 PM
     Nightingale Realm Cards explained

What are the Nightingale Realm Cards? If you plan to leave the home comforts of your Respite Realm's estate behind and strike off into the great Faewilds, then Realm Cards are your first port of call. These cards put the power of procedural generation directly in your hands, allowing you to tailor any prospective expedition to your needs. With endless possibilities at your fingertips, we're here to walk you through all the Nightingale Realm Cards at your disposal.

Realm Cards give you control over the setting and theme of Nightingale's procedurally generated worlds, allowing you to impose modifiers to gather unique resources or encounter rare bosses. The crafting game's deck is also set to expand as Inflexion Games continues to add new content during early access. Once you close a portal, the exact specifications of that realm are lost forever. If you want to make the most out of this core mechanic, here's every Nightingale Realm Card we know so far, their effects, and how to use them.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:44 AM
     AMD Zen 6 CPUs may ditch RDNA 4 graphics, but for a good reason

The first Zen 5 CPUs are yet to break cover, but this hasn't stopped rumors about AMD Zen 6 chips making their way into the tech gossip circuit. While little is currently known about the new microarchitecture, these new morsels of information paint a picture of a surprisingly powerful processor range when it comes to GPU performance.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:24 AM
     Best Last Epoch classes ranked

What are the best Last Epoch classes? Having spent a fair few hours with each Last Epoch class, we have a reasonably good idea of which one you should pick up for your first run through the campaign. While the masteries for each one are a chance to pivot to an entirely new playstyle, the chances are that you want to know where best to start.

Defining which Last Epoch classes are the best for specific roles, such as endgame spelunking through dungeons, PvP duels, or wiping out tough bosses with ease, is tricky as everyone's just as capable, thanks to the masteries. A lot of the time, though, you'll need to rely on your chosen specialism and build as a whole. One way to do that is by checking our Last Epoch crafting guide for tips on affixes, glyphs, and runes. Read on if you're just starting the RPG game and want to know who to choose.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:16 AM
     DBD Chapter 31 killer, survivor, and All Things Wicked release date

When is the next DBD chapter PTB? It's time for DBD to finally enter its true horror era. Before now, sure, the game has featured legendary killers from the horror genre and some bloody murder, but once you've played the game for a while, the horror aspect wears off. Finally, it looks like we're getting a truly terrifying new killer in DBD Chapter 31, All Things Wicked.

With around four new chapters a year, it's a wonder the team at Behaviour are able to come up with new perks and powers for the new DBD killers and survivors. Somehow they do, and the year eight Dead by Daylight roadmap confirms a total of nine new characters. Following surprise survivor Nic Cage, the good guys from Chapter 30, and Alan Wake, creepy new original killer The Unknown is next to arrive. Once you've taken a look at what is to come from the DBD chapter 31 release date, make sure you've redeemed the latest DBD codes for Bloodpoints and cosmetics for your new main.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:00 AM
     Watch the smoke pour out of this Metro Exodus gaming PC build

This rugged Metro Exodus gaming PC looks like it could survive a nuclear apocalypse, and it has loads of mechanical touches that echo the look of the game, with pistons, gears, analog dials and smoke puffing out of it. Created by one of the godfathers of PC modding, Bill Owen, we were keen to find out how this Corsair 570X Crystal build was made.

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 PC builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. For now though, let's find out how Bill from MNPCTech created this stunning build.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:56 AM
     How to set up Nvidia GeForce Now on Steam Deck

How do you set up Nvidia GeForce Now on Steam Deck? Despite being a device that's capable of far more than your average cloud-based gaming handheld, the Steam Deck can still benefit from Nvidia's GeForce Now subscription.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:52 AM
     The greatest roguelike game is better than ever but ending soon

The development of Dead Cells is coming to a close. The popular roguelike first launched in 2018 and was followed by generous free and paid DLC, skyrocketing Motion Twin and Evil Empire's hit to the genre's upper echelons. With a 97% positive rating on Steam from over 125,000 reviews, Dead Cells is undeniably beloved. It's a titan that stands alongside Hades, Binding of Isaac, and Slay the Spire. So if you haven't played it yet, you absolutely should.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:06 PM

I always love it when stuff I've legitimately bought appears on sale, and that's the case today with this XPG Caster DDR5 kit that's 10% off on Amazon UK today. That brings this 32GB dual-channel DDR5-6000 CL40 kit to £64, a great price for this spec - especially for an RGB-enabled model.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:58 AM

Welcome to Steam Deck Academy, where we take the microfibre cloth of understanding and wipe away the smudgy touchscreen fingerprints of handheld gaming ignorance. Here, eager students – that's you, I'm assuming – can feast their minds on all the Steam Deck guides, explainers, and investigations that we've produced, as well as further instructive pieces to come.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:49 AM

Mechanical keyboards can be pretty cheap these days, but I've not never seen one on sale for as little as £4.99 - especially not for a full-size RGB model available for a brand I've actually heard of before! That is indeed the case at GAME though, who are selling the Trust Gaming GXT 865 Asta for £4.99 plus another £4.99 in shipping - that's £20 less than this keyboard normally costs!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:02 AM

Nose around Helldivers 2's Galactic War map and you might notice that there's a lot of empty space. Around half the celestial sphere is given over to the dominions of the Automatons and Terminids, leaving ample room for another enemy faction to be inserted via free update or paid DLC. What could that next faction be? Surely it can't be any worse than a horde of giant bugs or a legion of robots. Surely it can't be, say, a highly advanced elder species of teleporting illusionists equipped with lightning guns and cloaking devices. Oh dear.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:00 AM

Playing Pacific Drive reminds me of an army recruitment advert shown on British TV about 20 years ago. A group of soldiers are travelling along a road at night in a Land Rover, when suddenly they spot the enemy ahead. The front seat passenger starts barking orders at the driver: "Get off the road! Kill the lights! Through the trees!". You sense the panic as the camera, inside the vehicle, jolts with the suspension on the rough ground, and the driver fights the steering wheel to stay in control. It's a scene you reenact quite frequently in Ironwood's survival game with roguelike trimmings. Well, except, instead of a Land Rover you're behind the wheel of a rusty station wagon, and instead of military opposition, you're scarpering from paranormal phenomena.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:36 AM

Inflexion's fantasy survival sim Nightingale releases into Steam early access today. Our pre-launch impressions? Well, the procedurally generated landscapes are engrossing, a blend of British fairytale influences with many a hushed forest, spidery swamp and tempting ruin. We're also pretty keen as a team on the game's Realm cards system, which lets you shape those fairytale worlds both before and after you portal into them. But we were less enthralled by HUD and user interface elements such as the crafting menus and hotbar, which we found ornate and circuitous to the point of confusing.

Speaking to me after our co-op hands-on - in which guides writer Kiera made friends with a tree monster only for somebody to shoot it - Inflexion's CEO Aaryn Flynn explained a bit about how the game will evolve during its early access period, which Inflexion estimate will last 9-12 months. Thankfully, it sounds like fine-tuning the UI is a priority, though Flynn is "cautious" about committing to a full-blown roadmap.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:00 AM

Every year, there are a couple of game soundtracks I become properly obsessed with. In 2022, I more or less had the music of Tunic and Citizen Sleeper on repeat whenever I left the house. In 2021, it was Chicory. In 2020, it was Coffee Talk and Signs Of The Sojourner, and in 2019, it was all Mutazione, all the time. 2023 was a pretty great year for game music as well, as we not only got Alan Wake 2's exquisite musical set-piece that's honestly just been getting better and more insane as time's gone on, frankly, but also the toe-tappingly brilliant soundtrack of Cobalt Core, which has somehow risen even higher on my forever playlist after revisiting it for this month's RPS Game Club.

Composed by Aaron Cherof, Cobalt Core's music alternates between high-energy battle tracks and calmer, more relaxed ambience. It's so dang good, and an absolutely perfect backdrop for sliding in and out of oncoming missile fire in its roguelike spaceship fights. So come along and jam to some of its best tracks with me below as I pick out some of my musical highlights.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 20, 2024 7:11 AM

A colossal new update for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader launched last night, hitting the grimdark space-aristocrat RPG with so many changes that the patch notes are almost 17,000 words long. Fitting for a game that our Rogue Trader review called "engrossing, obscure and absolutely exhausting". It adds loads of new voiced lines, fixes everything from wonky abilities to broken quests, reworks balance, improves performance, and so much more. Enough is changed that developers Owlcat are giving everyone in your party a free respec to adjust to what the game has become.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:50 PM
Time to go up a few trophy levels.

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A new Temtem game is on the way!

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Get your tools ready!

Twinfinite Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:30 AM
Has anyone ever told you that you have a KILLER personality?

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 2:00 PM

Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising 2B guide and Patch Notes

A new patch added NieR: Automata DLC character 2B to the roster of Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising, and it appeared alongside a new video guide overviewing her moves. Additionally, Arc System Works and Cygames released details about what else update 1.21 brings to the game.

As the video, explains, 2B plays quite differently to the other fighters in Versus Rising, having several basic combo strings with options to mix-up the finisher. Players will also have a second resource gauge to manage, which is expended by the use of certain skills.

While the star of the update is 2B herself, the patch also features the addition of an Oceania server region, weekly challenges with Rupee rewards, and some new Weapon Cutouts to equip to your lobby avatars.

You can read the character guide for 2B in Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising below:


Cygames and Arc System Works recently released another trailer for 2B. That one showed off her special attacks and confirming a 2P-themed alternate color palette. Additionally, in 2023 it was confirmed that Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising would be featured at EVO Japan 2024, with a maximum of 2,048 players.

Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising is available now for PC, PS4, and PS5, with Nier: Automata's 2B available as paid DLC.

The post Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising 2B Character Guide, Patch Notes Released appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:30 PM

Hololive Vtuber Hoshimachi Suisei in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage

Bandai Namco will add Hoshimachi Suisei as an idol people can produce in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. The Hololive Vtuber will appear in person in the game, and she can also perform with other existing idols. The collaboration event will begin on March 11, 2024.

Every player who logs into the game while the collaboration event is running can obtain a Rare-grade Hoshimachi Suisei. However, the game will also encourage them to collect gacha tickets for a special banner that features a more valuable SS Rare-grade version of the same character. The collaboration will also feature the free distribution of two animated Suisei stickers and sales of Suisei-themed room items.

Some of the existing idols in Cinderella Girls' 346 (Mishiro) Production will also join the collaboration event by performing covers of Suisei's songs. Natsuki Kimura's cover of "Soirée" will appear first on March 11, 2024. Bandai Namco has also teased three more covers that will appear in the near future.

A new trailer showcasing the Hoshimachi Suisei collaboration event is available to watch via The Idolmaster series' official YouTube channel:


Suisei also posted a tweet on her official X account, explaining how this collaboration meant a lot to her. The Idolmaster series—which first launched in 2005—served as an inspiration for the person behind the Vtuber to become a real idol. She started activities as the Vtuber Hoshimachi Suisei with a dream that she would one day join the Cinderella Girls roster. This collaboration finally made her dream come true.

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage is available in Japan on Android, iOS, and PC via DMM Games. The new collaboration event featuring Hololive Vtuber Hoshimachi Suisei will be available from March 11, 2024, to April 10, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:00 PM

Mega Man X crossover content in Medabots S

A new Medabots S crossover event will add content inspired by Mega Man X. Imagineer revealed that the special event will appear in the mobile game on February 22, 2024. Players will be able to obtain exclusive Medabots modeled after characters like X, Zero, Sigma, and Vile. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Here is the full list of the Mega Man X-themed Medabots, along with the methods to obtain each of them:

  • Hunter X - based on Mega Man X - available from clearing the special Robattle event
  • Full Armor X - based on X's armor set from the first game - available from the gacha banner on February 22, 2024
  • Vava Pride - based on Vile - available from the gacha banner on February 22, 2024
  • Elite Zero - based on Zero - available from the gacha banner on February 29, 2024
  • Fixer Sigma - based on Sigma - available from the gacha banner on March 7, 2024

The collaboration will also add more Mega Man X-themed content other than new Medabots. A limited Medarotter gacha banner will give players chances to obtain an Iris costume for Anis and an Alia costume for Kirara. The special Robattle event that rewards Hunter X will also come with a Mega Man X BGM set that contains "Password," "Vile 1," and "Sigma Stage 1~4". Imagineer will also sell more tracks from the Mega Man X series at the in-game shop during the event period.

Mega Man X in Medabots S - Anis as Iris and Kirara as Alia
Image courtesy of Imagineer and Capcom

An official trailer showcasing the new crossover has also appeared on the Japanese Medabots YouTube channel:


Mega Man X will be the second series from Capcom's Mega Man franchise to appear in Medabots S. Imagineer had previously held a crossover event with Mega Man Battle Network in 2021. The collaboration proved to be so popular that Imagineer and Capcom added two more event waves in 2022 and 2023.

Medabots S is available on Android and iOS mobile devices exclusively in Japan. The Mega Man X crossover event will run from February 22, 2024, to March 21, 2024.

The post Mega Man X Medabots S Crossover Event Will Appear Soon appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:30 PM

How to switch party members in Tales of Arise Xbox Game Pass Gets Tales of Arise, Loses Soul Hackers 2

The Xbox Game Pass update for the second half of February 2024 and early March 2024 is live, and the games mentioned include Tales of Arise and Soul Hackers 2. We already knew the one RPG would be arriving, and now we know the other is leaving.

Tales of Arise is the latest entry in Bandai Namco's action-RPG series, and it is on both Xbox Game Pass and the PlayStation Plus game catalog for certain subscription tiers. It follows Alphen and Shionne as they go around their world, dealing with the Renan people's abuse of power toward the Dahnan people. 

Meanwhile, Atlus' Soul Hackers 2 is another Shin Megami Tensei series RPG spin-off that is leaving Xbox Game Pass on the last day of February 2024. It follows an AI entity named Ringo as she attempts to work with certain Devil Summoners to save the world.

Here is the full Xbox Games Pass game schedule for the rest of February 2024:

  • Bluey: The Videogame (cloud, console, PC) - February 22, 2024
  • Indivisible (cloud, console, PC) - February 28, 2024
  • Madden NFL 24 (cloud, console, PC) - February 27, 2024
  • Maneater (cloud, console, PC) - February 27, 2024
  • Return to Grace (cloud, console, PC) - Available Now
  • Space Engineers (cloud, console, PC) - February 29, 2024
  • Tales of Arise (cloud, console, PC) - Available Now
  • Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (cloud, console, PC) - March 5, 2024

As for the two games leaving on February 29, 2024, those are Madden NFL 22 and Soul Hackers 2. The former is the EA Play title for consoles and PCs. The latter is the Xbox Game Pass title with cloud, console, and PC support.

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00 PM

Fullmetal Alchemist Roy and Maes figure

Proof revealed a static figure set featuring Roy Mustang and Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The set is also available for pre-orders globally via Good Smile Company. People can place orders for the figure set at ¥61,600 / $385.99 / €405.90.

The static figure set will have an overall height of 275 mm (~10.83 inches), which is based on Maes Hughes' standing posture. Since Roy is depicted with a kneeling pose, his figure's height will only be measured as 210 mm (~8.27 inches). The whole set will also have an overall width of 260 mm (~10.24 inches) and depth of 250 mm (~9.84 inches).

Here are some of the sample images for the upcoming figure set:

This will be the second Fullmetal Alchemist character figure set Proof has worked on. It previously worked on a figure set of the series protagonists Edward and Alphonse Elric, which came out in Japan in November 2023 with a price tag of ¥39,600 (~$292).

Good Smile Company will close pre-orders for Proof's Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Roy Mustang & Maes Hughes -KIZUNA- figure set on May 30, 2024. The company will ship the finished figures to most countries worldwide in December 2024. However, it cannot deliver the figures to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Cuba due to licensing constraints.

The post Fullmetal Alchemist Roy & Maes Figure Will Cost Almost $400 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:30 AM

Tekken 8 Getting Tekken Shop, Story Mode for DLC Characters

The Tekken Talk Live presentation went over the Tekken 8 new additions like the Tekken Shop for new costumes and skins and DLC characters and their story mode. The shop will be a part of the late-February to early-March 2024 2nd Update, while Eddy will appear in Spring 2024 and be followed by the story expansion between May and Summer 2024.

With the Tekken 8 Tekken Shop, both paid and free content will appear between once and twice per month. The first free content will involve a Uniqlo UT x Tekken pack with avatar and character shirts. 

As for things that can be bought with the Tekken Coins (TC) paid currency, a few were teased in the footage on-stream. Here's the list of items that appeared:

  • Avatar Skin: King - 400 TC
  • Avatar Skin: Raven - 400 TC
  • Avatar Skin: Reina - 400 TC
  • Avatar Skin: Shaheen - 400 TC
  • Jin Costume 01 - 400 TC
  • Jun Costume 01 - 400 TC
  • Kazuya Costume 01 - 400 TC
  • Xianyu Costume 01 - 400 TC

And here are some screenshots from the stream:

Producer Katsuhiro Harada took to social media to offer more insight into how the DLC characters story mode will work in Tekken 8. It will involve free "expansion packs" for "The Dark Awakens" storyline, with Eddy's story arriving first. 


Finally, here's the latest roadmap image for Tekken 8. The late-February and early-March 2024 phase includes a patch with requested fixes from players, the shop, and the in-game collab with Uniqlo. April 2024 marks the appearance of Tekken World Tour 2024 and other updates. 

After that, we'll see more post-launch support and Eddy as a playable character. The DLC characters season 1 roadmap for Tekken 8 showed people are planned for Summer 2024, Autumn 2024, and Winter 2024.

Tekken 8 is available for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:00 AM

Tekken 8 Ling Xiaoyu Nendoroid

Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for a new Nendoroid modeled after Ling Xiaoyu from Tekken 8. People residing in the U.S. and Canada can place their orders on Good Smile Online Shop U.S. for $43.99. Those who live elsewhere worldwide can instead head to the Japanese international web store, where the chibi action figure is priced at ¥6,900 / €45.90. The figure will be available worldwide in the latter half of 2024.

The Nendoroid will contain multiple facial expression plates ranging from a normal smile to a serious face. Xiaoyu's set will also come with an effect sheet that lets the owner emulate her attack effects in the fighting game.

Good Smile Company will also include a "You Win" screen effect as an exclusive bonus to people who place orders for the Nendoroid on the Japanese or American Good Smile Online Shop. Xiaoyu's winking victory face plate shown in this picture will be already included in the regular set.

Even though Xiaoyu has been a mainstay character in the series since Tekken 3 in 1997, Good Smile Company will base this Nendoroid on her latest appearance in Tekken 8. It had even teased the figure in September 2023, long before Bandai Namco released the actual fighting game on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in late January 2024.

Good Smile Company will close pre-orders for the Tekken 8 Ling Xiaoyu Nendoroid on April 4, 2024. It will ship the finished figures to Japan in July 2024 and North America in Q4 2024.

The post Tekken 8 Xiaoyu Nendoroid Will Appear Later This Year appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:30 AM

FFVII Rebirth Teaser Clip Shows Sephiroth Taking a Photo With Tifa and Cloud

There's a new teaser clip from FFVII Rebirth, and it features an iconic moment involving a photo with Sephiroth, Tifa, and Cloud. The PlayStation UK social media account's video shows a pivotal moment featured in multiple entries in the series. 

The Sephiroth, Tifa, and Cloud moment is from a scene that appears in both the full version of the game and the demo. It begins with Sephiroth turning down appearing in a publicity photo. Cloud then talks him into it. The two then appear alongside Tifa in it, with Barret commenting on the flashback at the end. 

Here's the Sephiroth, Cloud, and Tifa photo moment in FFVII Rebirth.


People familiar with the series will recognize this moment from multiple entries. In the original Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation, it ended up being referenced in the same way. It also came up during Crisis Core: FFVII and its Reunionrelease. 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PS5 on February 29, 2024. Its demo is live now on the PlayStation Store and will update with Junon content on February 21, 2024. The game's PS5 exclusivity arrangement expires on May 29, 2024. There is also an Insomnia Cookies promotion running now. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:01 AM

Sympathy Kiss review

You tend to expect console otome games to feel a bit different and distinct from mobile ones. With Sympathy Kiss, I sort of feel like the lines blur a bit. I appreciate the setting and execution, not to mention the art direction is often amazing, but the absence of a present protagonist, decision to go with a blank face avatar in CGs, and other elements keep me from truly falling in love with it.

Sympathy Kiss has an amazing, identifiable concept. You're one of the newer employees at a company that works on apps, and you're not quite sure of your place there. You're content, but not really happy. After a performance review, you find yourself moved to a project to potentially revive the flagship news app Estarci. But there are also concerns that news media is dying, the app is unpopular, there's not much drive to invest in its proper revival, and a concern that failure means layoffs. Along with a small team of eligible men, you get a chance to take actions that either will potentially revive the app or provide a chance at love with a coworker.

Sympathy Kiss review mobile otome games
Image via Idea Factory International

While there are some different elements in Sympathy Kiss to shake things up, it really feels like a traditional visual novel. At certain points, you're asked to make choices that influence your personal or professional relationship with someone. This leads you to a "work" or "love" ending. For most replies, there are two "work" and two "love" answers, indicated by blue or pink "love catch" icons. Sometimes you'll respond to a text message, at which point there will be about one or two brief responses. The emotion system is also mentioned as being a new element, but really you select one or two emotions and it affects the guy's reply, but not the work or love gauges. So it feels like many other Idea Factory International Otomate titles.

Unlike the majority of Idea Factory International Otomate games, Sympathy Kiss is a Switch otome in which the main character isn't really a character. Instead of seeing a portrait and spoken lines attributed to your avatar, there is a lot of description saying "I did this" or "I explained that." It really detracted from the experience for me. The lack of actual dialogue on "our" part made things feel really flat to me, and it was as though the love interests were speaking at me instead of to me. As a result, I didn't really feel like the romance developed in the same way as it does in the company's other titles, as there's this disconnect. Part of what gets me invested in love interests is the banter and conversations between the avatar and them, and that's completely absent here. It's also a trait I tend to identify with mobile otome games, rather than console ones, so it caught me off-guard.

Interview: Preparing for Love in the Workplace with Sympathy Kiss
Image via Idea Factory International

It also kept me from completely adoring the Sympathy Kiss art. Which is a shame, because this is an absolutely gorgeous game. The love interests look fantastic both in their standard portraits and CGs. There's extra attention and detail to them, so if there are certain movements dictated by actions in the story or you're seeing them outside of work, they will have different outfits. The ideas and settings for the different CGs are great. In theory, I love them. But again, it pulls the same sort of thing mobile otome games (and older titles like Vampire Knight DS) do and makes the heroine this faceless, eyeless being. It distracts me from otherwise great scenes when there's suddenly somehow an excuse for her head to be down, her back to be turned, or even worse her face is just erased. 

I kind of feel like the length of Sympathy Kiss also ends up making it feel like a mobile otome game, as it's more similar in length to Paradigm Paradox than Lover Pretend. However, this is mostly because of the whole concept, which I genuinely enjoyed. So I honestly think the length is absolutely fine. You're picking between your personal or professional life with your responses, so since the route you're on for a love interest is going to be divided by the choices you make as a result, there's going to be that happening. There's also story justification for that, given there's a limited time frame for Estarci's possible revival. 

mobile otome games
Image via Idea Factory International

Finally, the level of maturity and progression of the relationship also made me think of mobile otome games. Again, this is more of a good comparison. Though there are some console otome games that pursue darker themes, we don't always see things like characters knockin' boots in non-explicit or adult ways. You know, implying things happen. There are ones from Idea Factory International and Aksys that bring it up, but it isn't always that often, but it does happen in Sympathy Kiss. The only element of this inclusion that gave be pause is that in one route I felt like the guy's was completely behaving out of character compared to how he did in the rest of the story, and then he immediately went back to his normal personality when they were out of bed.  

I really think if Sympathy Kiss had given us an actual protagonist, instead of a blank slate (literally) with no lines (or face), we'd be kicking off 2024 with possibly my pick for Best Otome Game of the Year. I really like the premise. The characters are good and look amazing. The idea of picking between love or your job is novel as well. But I had trouble connecting with it, and I suspect others might too.

Sympathy Kiss will come to the Nintendo Switch on February 27, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:00 AM

pokemon concierge episodes

The Pokemon Twitter account posted that more episodes of Pokemon Concierge are in production. It did not give any details in regards to how many more we will get.

The announcement Tweet shows protagonist Haru making a toy that looks like a Psyduck. There is a Psyduck next to her and watching her work. There are lots of tropical leaves around above them, casting shadows on the table. This is a reference to the locale for the show. Iku Ogawa, the director of Pokemon Concierge, was the one to draw the key visual.

Pokemon Concierge is a stop-motion net series that's exclusive to Netflix. It follows the story of Haru, who is a new concierge at Pokemon Resort, which is full of Pokemon and their trainers looking to have a nice, fun vacation. However, in order for Haru to do her best at her job, she'll need to first find a way to relax herself. The story focuses more on what daily life would be like for the everyday person if Pokemon really existed.

Though the show is a Netflix exclusive and not standard fare when it comes to Pokemon media, it is popular enough that The Pokemon Company released a series of merchandise based on it. You could get items like ballpoint pens, slippers, coasters, and cushions. These items were everyday ones you would use at home, or items you could bring with you on vacation.

Pokemon Concierge is available to watch on Netflix and more episodes are in production.

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Siliconera Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:43 AM

2024 Pokemon Presents Will Discuss New Games, Projects This Month

There'll be a chance to learn about the new Pokemon games and shows on the way soon, as a 2024 Pokemon Presents showcase will be held on February 27, 2024. It will air at 6am PT/9am ET on YouTube

This is in line with previous years' showcases and past events. That's because February 27th is Pokemon Day. On February 27, 1996, Nintendo and Game Freak released Pokemon Green and Red for the Game Boy in Japan. Since 2016, the companies have celebrated the occasion with a presentation like this and announcements.

There's no teaser suggesting what new Pokemon games or shows could be announced at the presentation just yet. At the moment, we only know that the upcoming titles will come up. However, this could mean updates for ongoing games like Pokemon GO, Pokemon Sleep, and Pokemon Unite.

This also comes right as a new general Nintendo showcase appears. A Nintendo Direct Partner showcase will show up on February 21, 2024. That will air at 6am PT/9am ET. It is going to be under a half hour long and only focus on Switch games.

The Pokemon Presents will air on February 27, 2024 at 6am PT/9am ET. The last mainline entries in the series were Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for the Nintendo Switch.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:50 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:05 PM
     How To Earn Cash Fast In BalatroCash is the name of the game in Balatro. The faster you get Cash, the more cards you unlock which ultimately allows you to get bigger and bigger wins in Balatro. Best ways to get lots of Cash fast in Balatro There are myriad ways to get Cash in Balatro, but the game is a big vague on how. If you want to earn Cash fast in Balatro, you need to focus on four things: use the least amount of Hands, collect interest, utilize Joker abilities, increase the Ante, and sell your Consumables. Related: What are Mult and Mult Cards in Balatro? Answered Use the least amount of Hands Screenshot: PC Invasion In Balatro, you'll earn one dollar for each Hand remaining. So, if you beat the Blind in one Hand and have three Hands left, you'll get three extra Cash. Collect interest A tip I discovered while playing is you also get one extra dollar per five dollars you have. This can stack up to five times which means if you win a round with 25 Cash, you can earn a bonus fiv...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:03 PM
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WGB Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:18 AM
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A Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase will be hosted on February 21.

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