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GamersHeroes Monday, March 4, 2024 1:23 PM

How does WWE 2K24 stack up compared to WWE 2K23? In this review we go over each game mode, discuss the pros and cons of 2K's latest wrestling games and answer the important question, is it worth buying?

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 4, 2024 1:17 PM

Anyone who is a fan of playing a supernatural detective will enjoy The Thaumaturge. Its dark atmosphere, engaging story, and tactical combat will keep you coming back for more.

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Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 5:45 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Square Enix's latest entry in the ongoing FF7 remake project, contains recreations of several classic moments from the original, such as the parade honoring President Rufus Shinra's newly acquired title. During this sequence, you'll be asked to round up a few stray soldiers for the event,…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 5:00 PM

Doom isn't the only game getting ported to devices that were never intended to run a video game. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games' massively popular open-world crime game released in 2002, is also getting in on the fun. Thanks to a skilled tinkerer, the classic game is now playable on a router with a few…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 4:30 PM

Gravity Rush, the topsy-turvy action-adventure game from Sony's now-defunct Japan Studio, might be making a return. According to a recent rumor, a Gravity Rush 2 remaster is in development for PS5 and PC. Seven years after its release, and three years after the closure of Japan Studio, fans of Gravity Rush are still…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 4:00 PM

Nintendo and the people behind the game emulator Yuzu have agreed to settle a lawsuit after a short civil dispute in district court over allegations that the software allowed folks to illegally download Tears of the Kingdom over one million times.


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 3:45 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is finally here and it's pretty great! It's a deep and vibrant action-RPG which rewarded me with beautiful sights, touching character developments, and moments of tactical genius across the several dozen hours I invested in it. But for all of its strengths and weaknesses, the greatest thing…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 3:30 PM

Long before I sat down in a theater to watch it, I knew I was going to love Dune: Part Two, Denis Villeneuve's second film in his take on the epic 1965 sci-fi novel from Frank Herbert. I've read the first book several times, finished the subsequent sequels, caught several viewings of David Lynch's Dune, and even…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 3:15 PM

Famous and celebrated French footballer Hugo Lloris left the Tottenham Hotspurs after eleven years and is now a member of the Los Angeles Football Club. It's believed he passed on higher-paying offers from other teams to instead live in LA and play for the much-less-prestigious American professional league. And…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 3:00 PM

Over the weekend, an old quote from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth co-director Motomu Toriyama started recirculating on social media that, after finishing the game myself, nearly turned me into the Joker. It originated in a social media Q&A with the development team, and one question was, "Do I need to play Final Fantasy…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 2:45 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's wonderful cast of characters is one of the main appeals of this massive roleplaying game. But you won't just be fighting alongside your comrades in Rebirth, you'll also get the chance to to go on a cute date with one of the characters at the Gold Saucer. Rebirth has two dates, with an…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 2:30 PM

Video games and Washington politics are converging in a way you might not have had on your 2024 bingo card. Martin "Marty" O'Donnell, the composer behind Bungie's Destiny and Halo games, has announced his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in Nevada's third congressional district on March 3 as a…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 2:15 PM

Multiple organizations have banned fighting game competitor Andre "OmGiTzAndre" Howard from competing at their events after a fellow community member said he raped and assaulted her. The woman described the abuse last night after her boyfriend spoke about it in a podcast on Tuesday.


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 2:15 PM

A fighting game competitor who was once accused of sexual assault and banned from several tournaments appears to have returned to play over the weekend.


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 1:45 PM

If there is one game that fans would love to see return more than any other in the midst of the industry's remake fever, it would have to be Chrono Trigger. The 1995 time-traveling RPG made by a dream team of developers who had worked on Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy remains one of the best games of all time, at…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00 PM

Seven years ago, Nintendo took its biggest gamble yet and released the Nintendo Switch, a forward-thinking and bold home console that dared to be a handheld first and foremost. It's hard to argue with the results of that bet all this time later, especially seeing as how the Switch has continued to receive hit…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 12:00 PM

As an RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has no shortage of side quests and tough bosses. A combo of the two in Rebirth tasks you with taking out one of Final Fantasy's iconic creatures: Tonberries! This time, however, you'll need to not only take down the Tonberry King as one of the steps of the "Saga of the Seaside Inn"


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 11:45 AM

With the recent release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth once again putting the spotlight on the long-running series of RPGs, there are more newcomers to the franchise than maybe ever before. But Rebirth, being a direct continuation of 2020's Remake and a kind of metatextual commentary on the original FF7, isn't really a…


Kotaku Monday, March 4, 2024 11:30 AM


PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 5:17 PM
     Respawn rumored to be making a new Titanfall game, but not Titanfall 3

Titanfall developer Respawn is reportedly working on a new game in the universe, but not Titanfall 3, for some reason. This is according to Jeff Grubb, who regularly discusses gaming scoops on his Game Mess Mornings podcast.

PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 4:13 PM
     Steam's cutest new cozy game is free to play right now

A free-to-play cozy game about hidden furry creatures is winning hearts and positive reviews on Steam following its February 2024 release: 100 Dino Cats has entered the chat. If you're in the market for a relaxing yet challenging experience, it may fit the bill nicely.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 2:03 PM
     Dev confirms Star Wars' strategy game is still coming, despite rumors

The upcoming Star Wars strategy game announced by EA in January 2022 is still in development, according to developer Bit Reactor. The positive update on the untitled project came after the news a Star Wars FPS game being developed by Respawn had been canceled.

PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 1:11 PM
     Why play GTA Vice City on PC, when a wireless router works too

The endless creativity on show from the hacking and modding community never fails to impress. This time, we've got GTA Vice City being played on a modded TP-Link wireless router... Just the way that Rockstar intended.

As one of the best PC games ever made, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City saw its popularity surge recently as it was rumored to be the setting for GTA 6, alas, this turned out to not be the case. Still, the remastered collection has seen Vice City hold up surprisingly well, but playing it on a wireless router? We're not even sure where to start with this.

PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 1:02 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 goes supernatural in this dark Steam RPG, out now

If Baldur's Gate 3 has you chomping at the bit for another in-depth isometric CRPG game, The Thaumaturge is definitely for you. Out now, the Fool's Theory game is being published by Frostpunk 2 developer 11 bit studios, and it could very well be 2024's answer to that BG3-shaped hole in your heart.

PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 1:02 PM
     One of PlayStation's best RPGs is super cheap on Steam right now

Sony's unique and combat-driven PlayStation RPG Horizon Zero Dawn has a mega discount on Steam. If you've never played the dystopian, narrative-heavy game, now's a great time to give it a spin. And at 75% off on PC, it's more than worth it.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:37 PM
     Red Dead Redemption 2's Arthur Morgan is back in a new audiobook

Arthur Morgan's voice actor Roger Clark, who elevated the cinematic Red Dead Redemption 2 to RPG glory, will narrate an audiobook that examines the real locations and history of Rockstar's Western games.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:34 PM
     AMD hints at AI powered upscaling coming to FSR this year

It won't come as the biggest surprise to anyone who has watched an AMD presentation on AI, but CTO Mark Papermaster has confirmed that AI is also coming to FSR upscaling, likely this year.

AMD is known for manufacturing some of the best graphics cards available today, but its upscaling and frame generation tech is still a step behind Nvidia's proprietary DLSS solution, as we've seen in games like Starfield.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:32 PM
     Get a free Steam key for this Helldivers 2 style co-op roguelike

Hades and Helldivers 2 collide in Riftstorm, a fast-paced roguelite co-op shooter with endless replayability and a whole lot of promise. As one of four playable elite operatives of the top-secret Mythic Protocol, you must shoot, dodge, and smash your way through procedurally generated dungeons packed with cosmic horrors, from hulking automatons to packs of roving, pustulent beasties.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:30 PM
     Dune Awakening may just be the best survival game of 2024

I recently had the chance to fly to LA, have a little wander around the Warner Brothers lot, and get a sneaky hands-off preview of Funcom's new project. It, much like every other thought I've had in the past few months, is about Dune. Dune Awakening is a third-person survival crafting MMO, set on the desert planet of Arrakis, and it puts you in the shoes of an absolute nobody. A nobody who'll run this town, someday. Probably.

PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:31 PM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links March 2024

March 4, 2024: We've added new codes to our list of free dice links.

How can I get Monopoly Go free dice links? The classic board game has made its way to a free-to-play format, and you'll be doing laps of the board collecting houses and hotels and completing a variety of multiplayer minigames along the way.

You can't get far in Monopoly Go without dice rolls, which you'll have a limited amount of to begin with. To earn more dice rolls, you'll need to log in daily to collect bonuses, invite your friends to the game, or progress further. If you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on more dice, you can use dice links for the board game instead. Now, let's run down all the currently active Monopoly Go free dice links for today.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:22 PM
     Dough Spectrum One review: a top-quality 4k monitor

The Dough Spectrum One is arguably the nicest-looking gaming monitor on the market, thanks to its super slim metal stand and otherwise clean design, but, it's not style over substance. It also has a 4K resolution, 144Hz maximum refresh rate, and some useful other features, but is it one of the best 4K gaming monitors? It won't be a go-to option for esports enthusiasts but as an all-rounder display, it's likely to have wide appeal.

The Dough company used to go by the name Eve, under which it launched a Kickstarter to create community-designed monitors, offering a choice of sizes, resolutions, refresh rates, and various other options. This included the option that still exists to buy the Spectrum One in either glossy or matte panel coatings and to buy the display with or without its stand.

As with so many Kickstarters, the launch didn't exactly go to plan and this potential best gaming monitor candidate arrived late to market with a very high price. However, with a name change and new pricing, this display has the potential to be a modern classic.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:20 PM
     The best MMO and MMORPGs to play in 2024

What is the best MMORPG on PC? If you're wondering, those oft-used letters represent the words Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game and refer to games where thousands of players come together in the same world. Is it one with spells to sling and demons to slay? Working your way through the stars as a miner or a corporate bigwig? Solving ancient conspiracies and fighting Lovecraftian horrors? Maybe it's all of them.

Ultimately, the deciding factor for the best MMORPGs on PC largely comes down to personal preference, so with that in mind, here's our list of the top MMOs currently alive and kicking. You're sure to find something that will swallow up entire days at a time, and many of these entries can also be considered some of the best PC games around. While there are plenty of recently updated and new MMOs to consider, the golden oldies on this list have withstood the test of time.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:17 PM
     Dell G2524H review: a top budget esports monitor

It still doesn't feel like all that long since 240Hz gaming monitors were a brand-new novelty, and it's a couple of years since the first 360Hz monitor launched (which cost $750) and yet here we are now with a new display from Dell that can hit 280Hz for well under $250. For that outlay, the Dell G2524H gets you a smart design, decent IPS LCD-based image quality, and a reasonable number of features, but a few caveats prevent it from being the best gaming monitor.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 12:13 PM
     Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi review

There's plenty to drool over with the Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi motherboard, which is just as well considering it costs $300 (£340). During hands-on testing, one of the standout highlights was its M.2 SSD support.

Two slots support PCI-E 4 SSDs and an additional two slots support PCI-E 3 SSDs, with one also offering a home to SATA M.2 SSDs. They all feature a simple tool-free latch-securing mechanism that takes seconds to install an SSD.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:58 AM
     All Monopoly Go events, tournaments, dates, and rewards

What is the next Monopoly Go event? With so many limited-time events in Monopoly Go, it can be hard to keep track of the rewards you can get your hands on. Monopoly Go events can last anywhere from a few hours to a week, so bookmark this page as we'll keep it regularly updated with the next events and their start and end dates.

Monopoly Go is the latest online board game sweeping the globe, but completing all of these events won't be easy without some Monopoly Go free dice links, so check out our daily updated guide for some freebies and rewards before you get started on the next Monopoly Go tournament.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:53 AM
     All Reveil collectible locations

How do you find all of the Reveil collectibles? Spread throughout each of this psychological puzzle thriller's five chapters are a total of 36 collectible items that add a little bit of lore. However, as you'd expect, such a puzzle game is rather dark or with stark lighting, making finding these collectibles – especially because they're not noticeable unless directly looked at – a challenge that rivals the difficult puzzles you'll come across. Never fear, for we've put together a guide for all we've found.

Interested in learning more about Reveil? We have guides covering some of the hardest puzzles in the game, including how to get out of Dorie's room in Reveil. Otherwise, continue on to discover where to find all 36 collectibles in the game.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:53 AM
     AVerMedia Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 review

AVerMedia's Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 is a hotly anticipated review subject. As the first device to capture 4K footage at 60fps with 4K144 pass-through over HDMI 2.1, this is as cutting-edge a capture tool as currently exists. On that basis, this is the watershed moment many console and PC gamers (including myself) have been waiting for.

Renowned among gamers for the video prowess of its products, AVerMedia is no newcomer to the video capture game, with a legacy dating back to the early 90s, it has a reassuring product history, so when it says it's going to make a simple-to-use 4K HDMI 2.1 capture device, you can be pretty confident it'll be a solid product.

The question is, does it make capturing footage from next-gen consoles and PCs a plug-and-play breeze? I'm hoping this 4K capture card is the start of a new breed of high-spec, easy-to-use products set to shake up the streaming market over the next 12 months and compete with the best capture cards.

Of course, It's not a capture card as such; it's an external USB-C-powered video capture box that draws its juice from a PC (or Mac running Windows) via a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. To be clear, that's a setup essential rather than a nice-to-have, so make sure your system supports those specs before shelling out for it.

Which brings me neatly to my next question. The Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 isn't cheap. So, has AVerMedia hit the spot with its new capture device, or is that ambitious spec a bridge too far? Read my full AVerMedia Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 review to find out.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:38 AM
     MSI Claw release date confirmed along with pre-orders

The MSI Claw looks set to be another admirable PC gaming handheld, but whether or not it dethrones the Steam Deck OLED remains to be seen. As the first major Intel handheld, it feels as though there is more riding on the success of the Claw A1M.

On paper, the MSI Claw has the makings of one of the best PC gaming handhelds, even if it may struggle to catch up to the Steam Deck right away. Now, following a release date leak, we know when we'll be getting our hands on a retail unit, but that comes with a caveat.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:16 AM
     Diablo 4 Season 4 release date

When does Diablo 4 Season 4 start? A much-loved feature from Diablo 3 makes its return in D4 with the (re)introduction of seasons, adding everything from new questlines to items, gameplay mechanics, and more. Expanding on the rich, gothic world of Sanctuary, Blizzard makes sure players have plenty to sink their teeth into, whether you're a fresh-faced player taking their first steps into Sanctuary or a grizzled veteran of the Burning Hells.

It may be some time before we'll see Diablo 4 Season 4, but the good news is that it comes after the arrival of D4 on Game Pass. Just like every other seasonal event, it adds a whole bunch of new content to explore in Blizzard's action RPG game, no matter whether you're a level 100 player who's been around since the Diablo 4 release date or someone who is considering jumping into the game now it's coming to Game Pass.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:12 AM
     Poker roguelike Balatro spared Steam delisting over gambling concerns

Publisher of roguelike deckbuilding mega-hit Balatro has confirmed that the game hasn't been removed from Steam in any regions after an overnight age-rating change tied to the card game's poker influences saw it delisted on some storefronts. While Balatro does indeed use some of the poker ruleset for its card mechanics, publisher PlayStack has remained adamant that the age rating change is unfounded.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:11 AM
     One of the greatest FPS games in all of PC history is now just $2

What are the most influential PC games in history? Civilization has to be up there. Doom. Half-Life. I'd definitely throw Baldur's Gate into the hat these days, likewise Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. And you know, it's hard to overstate the significance of The Sims. World of Warcraft definitely deserves a mention, too. But if I'm thinking of a specific type of game - an FPS and immersive sim where you discover the entire story through exploration and interaction, and tweak the way you play based on different stats and abilities - one game stands above all. Inspired by Thief The Dark Project, and launching close to Deus Ex, without this epochal PC shooter, we'd have no BioShock, and maybe no Dishonored. And now it's all yours for $2.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 4, 2024 11:02 AM
     WWE 2K24 codes March 2024 – all locker codes

What are the new WWE 2K24 locker codes? One of the many modes in WWE's latest wrestling game is the returning MyFaction mode. For those who don't know, this is a variant on the premium mode from other 2K sports games, where the aim is to build a faction of wrestlers to take on online challenges against AI or matches against other player-controlled teams.

These WWE 2K24 locker codes are specifically for the MyFaction mode, so if you're looking for other WWE 2K24 unlockables, then we have a separate guide to help you get all the Wrestlemania arenas and MyRise unlockables, as well as the ability to play as all the WWE Legends. Instead, these WWE 2K24 codes work similarly to the NBA 2K24 locker codes, which tend to come and go in the blink of an eye. If you don't want to miss out, you can check out the newest ones below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 2:58 PM

Suika is the puzzle gift that keeps on giving. The viral Watermelon Game that launched a thousand non-Switch-exclusive clones has added another promising offering to its line-up of Suika-like twists on the simple fruit-merging game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 2:40 PM

As a man in my thirties, the idea of going to a club is exhausting to think about nowadays, let alone do. I was thinking about this as I watched the new trailer for Synduality: Echo of Ada, a mech extraction shooter I would probably gladly play instead of going out - but is nevertheless very exhausting to watch itself, at least in this glimpse. You and I will be able to give its open beta a go while avoiding any social engagements later this month.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 2:01 PM

Dune: Awakening, the massively-multiplayer take on Frank Herbert's sandy sci-fi universe from dong-loving devs Funcom, has shown off some more of its online, open-world Arrakis in a lengthy developer direct. We've also learnt more about what we will - and won't - be able to do during our time exploring the planet.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00 PM

When we first meet The Thaumaturge's hero Wiktor Szulski, we're told he's a man cursed by the vice of pride. It's a trait that sits at the heart of his personality, and in this particular alt-history telling of Polish turmoil in Warsaw at the turn of the twentieth century, such 'Flaws' can also attract the attention of otherworldly beings called Salutors - vicious creatures of myth and folklore who follow their quarry around like dark and gloomy shadows, amplifying their worst qualities and, in many cases, driving them to emotional, and often violent, extremes. It's these outbursts that Wiktor will be investigating over the course of this curious detective RPG from the makers of Seven: The Days Long Gone and the upcoming The Witcher 1 Remake, as fortunately for him, Wiktor comes from a long line of storied Salutor tamers, his thaumaturgic know-how allowing him to see these monsters made flesh, exorcise them from their human host, and use them for his own gains.

He's a man that's ultimately made peace with his own arrogance, then, but considering everything he goes through during The Thaumaturge's 25 hour-odd run-time, I reckon his pride is pretty justified. Not only is he able to brush off multiple stab and gunshot wounds and clubs to the face when he gets in a fight, but he also achieves several feats of thaumaturgy that we're repeatedly told are thought to be nigh on impossible. Indeed, at the start of this game, his connection with his original Salutor Upyr is hanging by a thread, his worst instincts having got the best of him in a recent attempt to tame and capture a second beast from the ether. By the end, however, I had six Salutors at my beck and call, out of a total of eight. Wiktor is very much a force to be reckoned with, and he makes for a highly compelling lead as you navigate the branching storylines in Warsaw's political hotbed.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 12:59 PM

The developers of EA's upcoming Star Wars strategy game have confirmed the project survived last week's mass layoffs at the publisher and the cancellation of a first-person Star Wars shooter from Apex Legends studio Respawn, who are collaborating on the upcoming title.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 6:00 PM

Review: The Thaumaturge Presents a Captivating Mystery

I can't stop thinking about The Thaumaturge. I already had a sizeable interest in the game, but I expected my time to be consumed by other titles coming around this time. However, all I can think about is how interesting The Thaumaturge is, both as a CRPG and as a fictionalized retelling of a very specific and particular historical period. The story-heavy adventure RPG takes the tricky approach of setting the game's events in real-world Poland during the early 20th century, mixing it with plenty of Slavic folklore and its own magical fiction. However, Developer Fool's Theory is aware that the setting might not be familiar to most and eases the player into learning about the particularities of the period by engaging with the game's simple and effective systems

Despite its roots in esoteric magic and early 20th-century mysticism, at its heart, The Thaumaturge is a period drama. The events of the game are set in 1905 Warsaw during the Russian Partition, and just before the First Russian Revolution and the Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland. The game's Protagonist, Wiktor Szulski, is a young thaumaturge searching for miracle man Grigori Rasputin to heal his connection with Salutor Upyr, the mythical being tied to Wiktor that allows him to execute his magical arts.

During his search, Wiktor receives a letter from his sister Ligia recounting the tragic passing of their father, Stanisław Szulski. Returning to Warsaw for the first time in 15 years, Wiktor sees himself involved in the complicated political and cultural landscape of turn of the century Poland, and in the search for his father's only legacy to him, his Black Grimoire. Wiktor's lack of familiarity with the city serves as a way to introduce the player to the setting while helping the character reconnect and remember his past (both in and out of Warsaw,) grounding him in his new reality.

1905 Warsaw is a fascinating and refreshing period to set the game in, and the developers' familiarity and research of their own history is evident. The plot is removed enough from the actual events of the two World Wars that it allows room to breathe and not indulge in the misery of the period while still letting players recognize the familiar elements that will soon lead to that bloody historical period. At the same time, Wiktor is a unique character in the way he belongs to both the privileged bourgeoisie and a growingly distrusted community of secretive magic practitioners.

This allows him to mingle with both members of Russian high society and various of the marginalized groups living in Warsaw. Wiktor himself having a Russian mother and a Polish father is a point of contention in his many relationships. His particular position puts him close to neither high society nor the commonfolk, and Wiktor is constantly faced with choosing to either prove himself to the imperialist forces as a true loyalist or to make a concerted effort to show solidarity to working-class folks, revolutionary socialists, and the members of the Jewish and Romani community he interacts with.

Another important theme and mechanic in The Thaumaturge is that of human Flaw. As a thaumaturge, Wiktor can detect the temperament and feelings that people leave behind in the world and detect Flaws that Salutors (otherworldly tricksters, spirits, and beings) cling to. Thaumaturges are capable of detecting and stirring emotions in the dimensions of Heart, Mind, Deed, and Word, manipulating people's emotions through their Flaws and absorbing them in order to grow their own connections with Salutors of their respective dimensions.

This turns the game into a detective and sleuthing game of sorts, where Wiktor can solve conflict by reading the intention and feelings behind character's acts in the past. While Wiktor starts with single salutor Upyr, he soon grows a cavalcade of peculiar beings deep rooted into Slavic folklore, as well as myths from other parts of the world. In gameplay, these translate into stats that unlock new dialogue choices and actions, such as tricking characters into doing Wiktor's bidding, distracting them from their mission, or provoking them into combat.

On the topic of combat, fighting in The Thaumaturge is intuitive and entertaining. It vaguely reminded me of Darkest Dungeon. Combat is turn-based, and it involves Wiktor and one of his Salutors (acting as a party member) fighting against groups of 2 to 4 people at a time. While this might seem like a disadvantage, Salutors are extremely powerful and can be swapped at any time, although they require specific setups and strategies to show their full potential. Each round, the player has the choice to damage HP directly with quick or powerful slow attacks, inflict damage-over-time status effects that quickly snowball, or break an enemy's Focus to deliver a devastating strong attack.

Salutors get even more flashy and specific actions that can also heal Wiktor or disrupt enemy actions. Action variety is seemingly limited, but it works well and has more depth than it seems. Thwarting enemy turns before they have the chance to act is particularly satisfying. At the beginning, fights don't happen often enough that they become boring, and can feel like an event during main missions. However, the lack of variety in the long run and the inability to speed up actions can make them a bit tedious. Leveling up each Dimension will unlock new actions for Wiktor and grant different skills to power them up.

Combos like inflicting the Suffering DoT status, and gnawing at an enemy's Focus are very effective early in the game, whereas later on I trivialized every encounter by quickly depleting a single character's Focus, dealing massive damage to any other enemy in battle with Salutor Krampus, and finishing the remaining enemy with Morana. Acquiring new Salutors is very exciting, as they open new possibilities in both exploration and combat. While I generally enjoyed combat, it is easy to feel like some Salutors are outclassed by others very quickly, making them very situational. Additionally, fights against Salutors are always exciting, but regular human enemies can feel a bit repetitive down the line. I would have appreciated some level of variety in enemy types and actions.

The world of The Thaumaturge is a gift that keeps on giving. From the areas of Powiśle and Port Praga bathed by the Vistula River to the urban district of Śródmieście, every district in Warsaw is its own diorama, full of meticulous detail and attention. The interiors of each locale are nothing to scoff at either, with the Szulski Family House and the Imperial Hotel having some incredible architecture and stunning decor. As I got further into the game, I started to miss the visual variety that the rural areas of Georgia offered during the prologue, but I understood the concession. The soundtrack of the game is as equally wonderful as its visuals, making a very unique sounding game, inspired by the sounds of the multiple cultures meeting in Warsaw. Exploring Warsaw also offers benefits from a gameplay and narrative perspective. The game expects you to check out and discover all the little collectibles that are around the city.

These not only help giving a sizeable boost to experience, but also gives essential context into the setting. Developer Fool's Theory is aware that depicting this time period comes with its own set of problems, as the concept of Orientalism was not something explored at the time, and deeming foreign things as "exotic" was commonplace. However, the developers were aware of this, and instead of tackling it in an insensitive manner, they decided to address its existence without having Wiktor directly participate. Instead, Wiktor witnesses these elements outside of the plot as supporting text coloring the depiction of the era. These include people enjoying "exotic" fruits like oranges, beverages like soda or coffee that are coming from "the West," trendy silk fabrics, colonial stores resting at every corner, and dances and performances from other cultures, as well as other cultural activities and elements native to 1905 Warsaw.

In the same vein, the treatment of historically marginalized groups in Europe at the turn of the century is not ignored, but I think it was tackled with care. The game doesn't shy away from including some of the harsher elements of bigotry and growing ultranationalism during the early 20th century and includes characters with regressive and fascistic ideas as clear-cut villains. However, they are never depicted directly executing heinous acts on screen, and instead lets the player fill in the gaps for these darker expressions of cruelty and prejudice.

I found this execution to be an effective and powerful way of alluding to the historical and material reality of the times without using the victims of this type of violence as punching bags or relying on shock value to make a point. I also feel like it's important to point out that I do not belong to any of the cultures or groups depicted in the game, so my views are more limited than those of someone with firsthand lived experiences belonging to these identities.

I suspect I'm going to continue thinking about The Thaumaturge for a long time. The game is easy to pick up and very difficult to put down. While it might look like a very specific CRPG for a very specific type of audience, I feel like the way it combines its setting, storytelling, and mechanics makes for an extremely compelling game and a strong contender for those looking to get into CRPGs.

The Thaumaturge is now available for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 5:30 PM

Holo X Break Steam

A Steam page has opened for upcoming Hololive fan-made beat-em-up Holo X Break, from Holocure developer Kay Yu. The game will also launch under the Holo Indie label, though there is currently no release date.

The development of Holo X Break was announced earlier this month with a trailer featuring the voices of several Hololive Vtubers starring in the game. Despite the Holo Indie label allowing fan game developers to monetize their work, the Steam page confirms that the game will be free and also include up to 4 player local and online multiplayer.

Developer Kay Yu also took to Twitter to explain why Holo X Break will appear under the official label while Holocure did not. The answer involves the difficulty of changing workflows to accommodate the involvement of Cover Corp. staff. You can find the announcement tweet below:

Cover Corp. outlined guidelines for the Holo Indie label back in November 2023, allowing the developers of Hololive fan games to monetize their work. One of the first games to debut under the label was HoloParade, a side-scrolling tower-defense game featuring Hololive talents and mascots.

Holo X Break will launch on Steam but currently does not have a release date.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 3:00 PM

I Can't Help Loving Yuffie in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

When I first played Final Fantasy VII on my PC in high school, I hated Yuffie. I thought she was annoying. I didn't feel like she brought anything to the party. I felt an obligation to get her, but then never used her. However, thanks the way Yuffie plays and behaves in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, I couldn't help not only loving her, but feeling like she might be one of my most valuable allies.

I was a bit worried about Yuffie in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, because while I did enjoy her INTERmission DLC and how it attempted to offer more insight into why she was around Midgar, I still didn't really click with her right away. I liked Sonon as a character more, and I also ended up more excited about seeing Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Deepground cameos than her. She was fine? Clearly, the tone was tempered to humanize her a bit more. 

But once I got into Final Fantasy VII Rebirth proper, I saw how much better Yuffie is as a character and party member than she ever was before. I think it's because now she isn't optional and better integrated into the story. We're seeing her initially as an agent focused on her own task, to the point where she'll even sell out other people who helped her to get an edge. We watch as she commits the the assassination attempt, with the part of her trying to still her breathing and aim properly as a reminder that this is just a teenager being tasked with a mission far beyond her years. Once she's in Costa del Sol being more childish, then coming through with a save, it really cements that maybe she's not really annoying. Maybe she's just a young adult dealing with terrible things in a dangerous world who is getting by as best she can, while still trying to preserve her signature energy and enthusiasm. 

Or maybe I'm just making excuses because once she's fully in your party, Yuffie is absolutely incredible in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Is there a flying enemy? Throw the shuriken and mash the attack button. Is there an enemy with an elemental weakness? Use Fire, Ice, Lightning, or Wind Ninjutsu, throw the shuriken, and mash the attack button. Do you want to stagger an enemy swiftly? Use the Doppelganger ability, throw the shuriken, and mash the attack button. She's even great at dealing damage to a large group, thanks to abilities like Shooting Star and Windstorm.

Her being an absolute force in battle pairs well with the little things that help define Yuffie's personality and make her lovable. The fact that she gets car sick when traveling via any method of transportation that isn't a Chocobo. How when she and Tifa found the baby bird, they both decided it was Cloud Jr. and "Cloud, but cute." How when they're in Gongaga and she's dealing with a small town, she has her little "bored" song. The fact that she adds lyrics to the Chocobo theme song while she's riding one. How when we met Dio during the Gold Saucer dance number, she was mesmerized by his physique. She acts like an exuberant teenager, and it's fantastic. Rather than being annoying by it, like I was as a teenager, I'm embracing it all.

Not to mention Square Enix still pays tribute to what it was like to actually recruit Yuffie back in the day in Final Fantasy VII. When you finally get her to join your party after the events in Costa del Sol, she meets you outside Johnny's inn. A conversation ensues, which is like the original in that you're constantly needing to respond to her questions, boasts, and challenge. Naturally, she'll end up in the party either way. But the fact that it plays out similarly is really fun, and I feel it makes her more likable. 

In short, after so many years I finally really adore Yuffie as a character, and it is all because of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. She really stands out as an individual, both because she's so handy in battle and is better integrated into the story this time around.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available on the PS5, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 2:30 PM

Holostars Armis Tempus Break

Several Vtubers from Holostars English groups Tempus and Armis will be on break in the run up to the Hololive 5th Fes and Super Expo. Several Holostars members, including ones from the Japanese branch and Uproar, will be present at the event for a fan meet-and-greet.

The members taking breaks are as follows:

  • Banzoin Hakka is currently on break and will return on March 7, 2024.
  • Crimzon Ruze will hold his last stream on March 4, 2024, before going on break. A karaoke rebroadcast is scheduled for March 9, 2024.
  • Gavis Bettel is currently on break and expects to return around March 10, 2024.
  • Josuiji Shinri is currently on break until March 6, 2024.
  • Jurard T. Rexford is currently on break until at least March 10, 2024, but does have a "Special Armis Announcement Collab" scheduled for March 7, 2024.
  • Octavio will be on break after the Armis collab on March 7, 2024.

You can watch Gavis Bettel's final stream before his break via Youtube below:

Several Holostars members from both the Japanese and English branches previously appeared in the Hololive Super Expo 2024 key visuals, alongside various other Hololive talents. Other Holostars EN members such as Jurard, Octavio and Ruze also appeared in the HoloNiji Custom Apex Legends Tournament back in December, 2024.

The Hololive 5th Fes "Capture the Moment" will take place March 16-17, 2024, at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba, Japan. Holostars Armis and Tempus members Crimzon Ruze, Octavio, Gavis Bettel, Josuiji Shinri, and Banzoin Hakka will be on break in the period before then.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 2:00 PM

Sega Shared Atlus Vending Machine With Persona 5 Morgana Design

The official Sega social media account shared a picture of a Persona 5 decorated vending machine, and it features Morgana decorations as a wrap on it. It customizes the lower half of the company's machine.

Morgana appears on two parts of the machine in the picture. He is perched on top of the coin return on the right side. It's designed to make it look like he is peeking inside at the money that might have dropped. 

On the opposing side is a giant Morgana head. This shows him smiling and peeking over the botton corner, with part of the design also covering the product dispenser flap. 

Here's the full photo of the Atlus vending machine with Persona 5 Morgana decorations.

While it likely isn't possible for someone to recreate this in their own home, Atlus teamed up with companies in the past for other decorations people can actually own. For example, the Useless Use Lab collections involved Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal items like a desktop humidifier and a speaker

Persona 5 is available on the PS3 and PS4, while Persona 5 Royal is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. 

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 1:30 PM

WonderSwan 25th Anniversary merchandise - apparel and smartphone cases

Bandai Namco is celebrating the 25th anniversary of WonderSwan by releasing new merchandise featuring the classic portable console. The company is working with Amazon and General Sticker to release a variety of merchandise ranging from stickers to apparel.

The Amazon Japan website features a new page dedicated to WonderSwan-themed Merch on Demand items that range from apparel like T-shirts and parka hoodies to smartphone cases for iPhone 15 and Samsung Galaxy S8. General Sticker's online store on Rakuten also has a new category page showcasing WonderSwan stickers and keychains that are priced at under 1,000 yen individually.

While the Amazon Merch on Demand items are confirmed to be available exclusively in Japan, the overseas availability of General Sticker's items is ambiguous. The Rakuten website in general supports international shipping with its Rakuten Global Express service. However, the listing page for each WonderSwan merchandise shows no support for shipping outside Japan when "Overseas" is chosen at the bottom of the destination list.

The WonderSwan was a portable game console that Bandai released on March 4, 1999. It was also the last console to be developed by the Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi before he died in a car accident in 1997. The console also featured accessories that let it connect with other gaming gadgets, such as Sony's PocketStation and the Digivices from the Digimon franchise. Bandai released two enhanced models later on, which were the WonderSwan Color in 2000 and SwanCrystal in 2002. However, it ultimately discontinued the whole console family in 2003. All of the consoles were also released exclusively in Japan.

There were no new portable console reveals to mark the 25th anniversary of WonderSwan on March 4, 2024. However, a variety of merchandise inspired by the legacy console is now available for purchase in Japan.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00 PM

Honkai: Star Rail Penacony Food Fest Event Detailed

The next Honkai: Star Rail event is Penacony Food Fest, which involves delivering ingredients to make items. It starts on March 6, 2024, and HoYoVerse went over what players can expect. 

First, you don't need to finish all of the Trailblaze Missions in "The Sound and the Fury" to start Penacony Food Fest. You just need to get through "Tales from the Golden Age," which involved sightseeing with Firefly in the Golden Hour map. As long as you did that, you can visit the Clock Diner in Golden Hour to exchange ingredients for items.

The way this works is each day of the event, a new task comes up. So by March 12, 2024, all of the seven ingredient requests will be available. On each day, you just need to bring the items needed to make the food. You then get the food. The major rewards will be Primogems, Credits, and Traveler's Guides. 

The announcement from HoYoVerse also teased that the following food items will appear as rewards for the Honkai: Star Rail Penacony Food Fest event:

  • Classic SoulGlad
  • Clockie Pizza (Single Slice)
  • Dreamlight - Mixed Sweets
  • Hundred-Layer Sundae (Zero Calories) 
  • Mr. Herring's Lemon Tart
  • Sliced Cake Stargazer
  • Sour Dreams - Soft Candy

There's also another event still running in the game. Dreamjolt TV Signal Correction is available as well. That's a battle-focused activity.

Honkai: Star Rail is available on the PS4, PC, and mobile devices. The Penacony Food Fest event runs March 6-18, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 12:30 PM

Synduality Echo of Ada Closed Beta Test Dated

Bandai Namco kicked off registration for the Synduality: Echo of Ada closed beta test ahead of the trial this month. It will be held on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC starting on March 28, 2024. 

To be considered for a chance to play, people need to sign up via either the North and South American or European site. People must be at least 13 years old. They also must submit an application to be considered by March 19, 2024. Those selected will get their codes starting on March 25, 2024. People who decide to play on PCs via Steam can pre-load the game on March 25, 2024, while those on consoles need to wait until March 26, 2024 according to the European site. 

The American site went over some of the things people can do while playing this Synduality: Echo of Ada trial. You can sortie, and there will be some Bounties and Requests available to show how the PvPvE shooter works. You will get to change how your base and Magus AI companion will look, but this will be limited compared to the full game. You can also get new items and equipment via crafting or visiting the Item Shop.

There's also a trailer showing what people can expect:

Synduality: Echo of Adais expected to come to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2024, and its closed beta test will run on all three platforms between March 28, 2024 and April 2, 2024. As a reminder, the Synduality: Noir anime tied to the game is streaming on Disney+. 

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 12:00 PM

Temte Final Updates

Crema, developer of the creature-training game Temtem, released an open letter to players discussing the game's final updates and the future of the franchise and the studio. The first of these updates is 1.7, and it is set to arrive in June, 2024, and will remove microtransactions from the game.

The letter began with the team at Crema apologizing for confusion around the use of the term MMO to describe the game and for the failure to implement the promised API into it. After that it addressed the demand for new content and TemTem types, the team decided that the amount of player retention these updates garnered did not reflect the amount of time and effort put into them. While DLC was considered, Crema did not want to split the playerbase or introduce potential pay-to-win elements. It will instead be focusing on other projects, such as the upcoming TemTem: Swarm and Project: Downbelow. An offline mode is also not planned due to slim server costs, meaning they expect the servers to remain perpetually online.

The studio then went on to detail the upcoming 1.7 and 1.8 updates coming to the game, the latter of which is intended to be the final "feature-oriented patch." Update 1.7 is intended to launch sometime in June 2024, and it will bring a new season, a new Tamer Pass, and remove the premium currency Novas from the game. Items previously purchasable with Novas will now be available for Feathers instead. Update 1.8 will make previous Tamer Passes available to switch between and complete to reduce "fear of missing out."

Temtem launched out of Early Access with Update 1.0 back in September, 2022, which also brought the game to Switch and Xbox. More recently, Crema announced the development of TemTem: Swarm, a Vampire Survivors-like game hoping to launch in quarter 3 of 2024.

TemTem is available now on PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X, with the first of the final feature updates set to arrive sometime in June 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 4, 2024 11:30 AM

Hololive Dodecamin crossover campaign featuring Secret Society holoX Vtubers

Cover revealed that it will hold a crossover campaign between Hololive Production and Asahi Soft Drinks' energy drink brand Dodecamin. This collaboration will feature all five members of the Japanese Hololive sixth-generation group Secret Society holoX: Sakamata Chloe, Takane Lui, La+ Darknesss, Hakui Koyori, and Kazama Iroha. Cover and Asahi promised a new music video by the group upon its successful completion.

The campaign will begin on March 12, 2024. It will task people to purchase Hololive-branded Dodecamin BIG 600ml bottles in convenience stores across Japan, such as Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson. If a combined total sales amount of four million bottles is recorded by May 13, 2024, Cover will guarantee the publication of a new holoX music video.

Every participant in the campaign can receive bonuses featuring the holoX Vtubers. Each bottle purchase will come with a point that they can use to unlock a downloadable wallpaper for smartphones. They can also spend 3 points to download conversational voices where the Vtubers talk about trips to various regions in Japan. All participants will also be entered into lotteries that reward merchandise like acrylic stands and large tapestries.

The campaign will also encourage each person to buy multiple bottles to earn more rewards. Those who purchase 5 bottles and reach the Bronze rank will be able to download avatar icons of the holoX Vtubers. The Silver rank at 10 bottles will give people a chance to be one of the 50 lucky winners to have their names listed in the upcoming holoX music video. They can also improve their chances for every other 10 bottles purchased. The Gold rank at 15 bottles will come with a special certificate signed by the Vtubers.

A separate sweepstake involving the social media platform X will take place before the primary campaign. Asahi's official X account will post tweets promoting the crossover on March 8, 2024. People who have an active X account and reside in Japan can join the sweepstakes by reposting the tweets by March 14, 2024. Ten lucky people will win a QUO payment card worth 1,000 yen and a full set of acrylic stands featuring all five holoX Vtubers.

The Hololive - Dodecamin crossover campaign will run in Japan from March 12, 2024, to May 13, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 4, 2024 5:18 PM
     Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Best Folio Upgrades For BarretBarret is a bullet machine and an excellent ranged fighter, but what are his best Folio upgrades in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? We'll show you which upgrades you should unlock first. Best Folio upgrades for Barret in FF7 Rebirth Barret excels in ranged damage and causing Stagger to enemies using his Overcharge ability. He's also the tank of the party and can withstand many attacks. Here are the best Folio upgrades to focus on for Barret in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Screenshot: PC Invasion Overload Overcharge Overcharge is Barret's unique attack, and it takes a bit to charge up. This is why you should unlock Overload Overcharge as soon as you can. This Stat Boost will reduce the charge time for Overcharge, allowing you to use it a lot faster. Since this is one of Barret's main abilities, you want to upgrade it sooner rather than later. Screenshot: PC Invasion Arcane Blast This Synergy Ability works in tandem with Aerith. Arcane Blast has Ba...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 4, 2024 5:12 PM
     Roblox Teaser (2)The Roblox Egg Hunt series is a line of popular Roblox experiences made by Roblox themselves. Discontinued in 2020, the players remain hopeful that they may return one day. Is this Easter the one that they return for? Update – we have received a new teaser that has convinced a lot of players that this may be a reality… Are Egg Hunts coming back? Officially, there is no confirmation or denial about whether the Egg Hunts are returning. So, as of right now, any beliefs that Egg Hunts are returning are based on speculation. This isn't just baseless speculation, however, especially with the most recent development. Whether the teases and found information does become the reintroduction of the Egg Hunts or not, one thing is clear: whatever is coming next will be huge. Related: How to get Roblox in Infinite Craft Why do people think Egg Hunts are returning? There are two reasons why people have thought that the Egg Hunts are coming back to Roblox. A data...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 4, 2024 5:11 PM
     Best Ways To Earn Vc In Wwe 2k24(1)If you're familiar with older entries of the WWE 2K games, you probably can adjust well to WWE 2K24. For example, in both 2022 and 2024 entries, MyRise career mode is a lot more freeing and can be customized to what you want. However, gameplay isn't the only thing that has stayed consistent. The rewards you get like in-game currency such as VC have been brought over. VC can be acquired in many ways, but if you read on, we'll show you the best ways to earn it in WWE 2K24. WWE 2K24: Best ways to earn VC This is probably a term that you've heard before in other sports games like NBA 2K24. VC, or Virtual Currency, is one of many in-game currencies you can get. There are others like WWE points that can be earned in modes like MyRISE, or MyFACTION points which can be only used in the MyFaction mode. It's a good way to keep each mode separate and doesn't need to rely on one another. The fastest way to earn VC is to spend real money and get a bundle in the in-game store. If...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 4, 2024 4:50 PM
     If you're looking to unlock Biological Intel: At Any Cost in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you'll need to know about all the Corel enemy locations to Assess them. Let's uncover the 25 enemies you must Assess and where to find them. How to Unlock Biological Intel: At Any Cost in FF7 Rebirth Speak to Chadley in Corel, and you'll be able to look at the new Combat Simulator challenge Biological Intel: At Any Cost. You can unlock this Combat Simulator by using the Assess Materia on 25 different enemies in the Corel Region. Make sure you have the Enemy Skill Materia as well. Screenshot: PC Invasion You can unlock other types of Biological Intel Combat Simulators by Assessing Junon enemies and Grasslands enemies as well. So don't forget to go back to those Regions to unlock more Combat Simulators! How to make Corel Enemies respawn Even though some enemies are exclusive to certain side quests, don't worry about missing the chance to Assess those...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, March 4, 2024 4:33 PM
     How To Prevent Enemies From Using Quick Nap In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Featured ImageThroughout the vast regions present in FF7 Rebirth, enemies are everywhere. Enemies that would be great intel for Chadley and his new friend MAI. We're going to track down some intel and figure out how to prevent enemies from using Quick Nap in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – How to prevent enemies from using Quick Nap Screenshot: PC Invasion Just like you, foes you face throughout FF7 Rebirth have unique abilities they can call upon during battle. During your time in the Grasslands, you come across Fiend Intel locations requiring you to complete a battle and three challenges. More specifically, one of Fiend Intel 4: Wailing Weed's challenges asks you to prevent enemies from using Quick Nap. The enemies you face are a rare type of mandragora called a Mandrake. As you start the fight and asses the enemy, you'll find that inflicting too much damage on one of these creatures causes Quick Nap to trigger. However, as with most enemies, ...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 5:43 PM
     9th Level Games, in collaboration with Restoration Games, LLC, has announced the upcoming launch of a new roleplaying game, "Thunder Road: Vendetta Roleplaying Game," expected to arrive in 2025. This game extends the universe of the Thunder Road: Vendetta board game, placing players in the roles of drivers navigating a post-apocalyptic landscape. The development team, …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 5:35 PM
     Black Oak Workshop has launched its latest Kickstarter campaign, featuring the 2024 edition of its Polyhedral Dice Advent-ure Calendars, numbers 14 through 16. The campaign has already surpassed its funding goal of US$ 40,000, with contributions exceeding US$ 44,258 from 341 backers, and with 20 days remaining until its conclusion on March 25. This year's …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 4:48 PM
     This March, Hoard of Tales has announced the return of its Women in Gaming Month event, aligning with Women's History Month to spotlight women and femme talents in the tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) community, especially those from marginalized communities and residing outside the United States. The event is set to kick off on International Women's …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 4:39 PM
     A new tabletop roleplaying game titled "The Far Roofs" has successfully surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter, reaching US$ 37,190 of its initial US$ 25,000 target. The campaign, which is set to conclude on April 2, has attracted 617 backers with 28 days left. This funding will support the final production stages of a 220-page …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 4:28 PM
     Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has announced a new addition to its lineup: "Mass Effect the Board Game – Priority: Hagalaz." This board game, crafted by Eric M. Lang and Calvin Wong Tze Loon, offers a cooperative, narrative-driven experience for 1-4 players, set within the acclaimed Mass Effect 3 universe. The storyline of the game unfolds in …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 3:47 PM
     Kinson Key Games has initiated a Kickstarter campaign for its new board game, "Galactic Cruise," which has quickly surpassed its funding goal. The campaign has raised US$ 303,258, significantly exceeding the initial target of US$ 50,000. With 29 days left and 2,596 backers, the project is shaping up to be a notable success. "Galactic Cruise" …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, March 4, 2024 3:36 PM
     Knight Models has unveiled plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the "Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game: Wizarding Duels." The campaign is scheduled to start tomorrow at 5 p.m. UTC+1, inviting fans to explore a new addition to the Harry Potter gaming universe. The campaign will offer the core box of the game at an …

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 4, 2024 2:06 PM

Sker Ritual first launched in early access

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 4, 2024 1:30 PM

The event will feature "a mix of new and upcoming games"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 4, 2024 12:56 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, March 4, 2024 12:13 PM

According to a seemingly reliable leaker Orangee,

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iDev Games Feed Monday, March 4, 2024 3:51 PM
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Level Up Monday, March 4, 2024 11:21 AM
     Digital Sun, the studio behind <a href="">Moonlighter</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story</a>,…