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GamersHeroes Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:29 PM

At GDC 2024, Inworld detailed the ways they are working with AAA publishers and independent developers.

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Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 5:15 PM

Stardew Valley's 1.6 update is finally here—and it's bigger than any of us anticipated. The developer, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has been coy about some of the bigger features the update would introduce, teasing a festival and some new dialogue, but more or less left it at that for a long time. In the week leading up…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 5:10 PM

Monopoly Go, a multiplayer mobile board game, launched on April 11, 2023. Since then it has made over 2 billion dollars, been downloaded 100+ million times, and become one of the most popular digital games on the planet. But to reach this point, Scopely, the studio behind the hit game, has spent nearly $500 million on…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:30 PM

We've still got a couple more months to wait for Destiny 2's next expansion, The Final Shape, which is set to launch June 4. But players finally have something to get excited about, thanks to a new developer stream. Into the Light, the game's next update launches on April 9 and during the first of three planned…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:15 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has no shortage of side-quests to complete. Finishing these will both raise your relationship level with certain party members and get you some Party EXP to unlock more parts of your Folios and other handy resources. "Stuck in a Rut" is one of those very quests, though it can be a little…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:00 PM

The first trailer for Disney's latest Star Wars show, The Acolyte, is here and it's teasing a murder mystery and a whole lot more Jedi than we've seen in quite some time. Set in the final days of the High Republic era—a rare time of peace and prosperity in the Star Wars canon—The Acolyte follows Lee Jung-Jae (Squid…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:45 PM

I come to you bearing bad (but probably expected) news. Spoilers for Capcom's high fantasy RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 have leaked ahead of its March 22 launch, with some players streaming four-to-six hours of raw, uncut gameplay over the March 15 weekend. As is customary with these sorts of things, be careful online.


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:15 PM

If you've walked into a store that sells used video games, you've no doubt stumbled upon a pile of old sports games collecting dust. Even if they are priced low, like a dollar, people have no need for an outdated copy of Madden 21 or MLB The Show 22 it seems. And one person at a recent flea market discovered that you…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:15 PM

Blizzard held a Developer Update stream with game director Aaron Keller, who gave new information about how Overwatch 2 will change up its release pipeline. This includes addressing one of the biggest complaints around the hero shooter sequel: new heroes will now be free to all players without having to buy each…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:30 PM

With April 11 steadily approaching, the Fallout TV series promo tour is underway. We now have our first look at a scene from the upcoming Amazon Prime Video show based on Bethesda's RPG game series, and if its tone matches this clip, we're in for a hilarious ride.


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:15 PM

Star Wars Battlefront: Classic Collection hasn't had the best rollout since it launched on March 14. From issues with online multiplayer to some missing control options and other annoying bugs, the new package—which contains remastered ports of the first two Pandemic-developed Battlefront games—disappointed many fans.…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Like the original 1997 RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth lets you go on a nice little date with all but one member of the party (sorry, Cait Sith). And while Rebirth has an easier-to-understand relationship system than the original game, it can still be a little confusing. That makes picking a specific character, say,…


Kotaku Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:15 PM

Stardew Valley players have been waiting nearly a year for the massive 1.6 update to release since developer ConcernedApe first teased it. That wait is finally almost over, as the long-anticipated update 1.6 is set to go live for the beloved farming sim today, March 19. Here's what you need to know about when the…


PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 5:12 PM
     Acer Predator GD711 review: plug and play 4K gaming

Acer's Predator GD711 is the latest in the company's long line of solid gaming projectors. Unlike some of its H and X series siblings (all of which are more designed for casual filmgoers) the Acer Predator, as its name suggests, is tuned around the gaming market. It treads a fine line incorporating features you'd typically find on a top-tier gaming monitor, with the best tech the projector market has to offer.

It might sound odd at first, (particularly given the high refresh rate OLED monitors and TVs that are available out there today), but the best gaming projectors can keep up and provide a top-tier gaming experience, across consoles and PC. It's certainly something worth experiencing, particularly if you're curious about the medium.

Of course, it's not going to be quite as potent as those top-tier units, and there are very few products out there capable of hitting the heady frame rates and response times of some of the best gaming monitors without breaking into the four-figure price front, but if you're a casual gamer playing a bit of everything, and have the space, and not performing at a competitive level, then a good gaming projector is the place to be.

Now I've been testing monitors, projectors, and panels from all walks of life for the last eight years or so, and have even worked behind the scenes providing feedback on particular units. So I can say without a doubt that Acer's Predator GD711 is a confusing unit.

Why? Well simply put, it's the price tag and availability of this thing that gives the most pause for thought. With limited availability in the US and a $1200-1400 price tag (£1,200 in the UK), it's a big investment to put down for the spec. Let me explain why.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:42 PM
     Age of Empires 4 Season 7 update adds PC-console cross-play

A new season of Age of Empires 4 kicks off this week, and you know what that means: New tournaments, challenges, and rewards, as well as refreshed map pools for 1v1 and team ranked modes. However, this update is adding a few key new features, too: Season 7 introduces PC-console cross-play.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:14 PM
     Stardew Valley patch 1.6 has arrived, and it's huge

Stardew Valley's hotly anticipated 1.6 update has finally arrived, and it looks like it was well worth the wait. The patch adds loads of new stuff to the massively popular farming game while also overhauling lots of its core systems and cleaning up a bunch of minor bugs and errors.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:41 PM
     Seven Steam Deck games you need to buy during the Spring Sale

As a new season dawns upon this planet, it can mean only one thing, another Steam Sale is under way. Rather than randomly plucking out some games we want you to buy, we're instead taking a slightly different approach. We're going to recommend some of the best Steam Deck games in the Steam Spring Sale, to help you boost your library of handheld experiences.

Our adoration for the Steam Deck is well known, and we even consider it to be the best handheld gaming PC in what is an ever-growing market. We've spent some time browsing the Steam Spring Sale to find seven games you need to play, if you don't already own them. You'll need to be quick though, because the Steam Spring Sale ends on Thursday, March 10 at 10AM PT.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:18 PM
     Total War Warhammer 3 patches are rolling out faster now

Creative Assembly has been making good on its pledge to bring the controversial Shadows of Change DLC for Total War Warhammer 3 up to standard, releasing two hotfixes so far in March. The latest of these, hotfix 4.2.2, has just landed today, and it brings with it some welcome fixes and balancing adjustments to some of the newer units on the roster.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:14 PM
     Not a single Stardew Valley player correctly guessed the new farm type

The new Stardew Valley farm, which will be added in update 1.6 on March 19, has been a topic of speculation for many months now. Many, many Stardew Valley players posted their predictions online - none of which were accurate. Sorry, swamp-lovers!

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:20 PM
     This new AMD GPU trick just made games 1.64x faster

One of the biggest drawbacks with the way games currently render 3D scenes is that there's still a surprising amount of back and forth communication required between the CPU and GPU. This overhead can slow down graphics card processing in a multitude of ways. However, a new technique demonstrated by AMD has managed to massively reduce this, boosting performance by 1.64x with without any extra processing power required.

The technique was demonstrated on an AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, the best graphics card you can currently buy for workloads without ray tracing, but this technique doesn't require such a high-end GPU. As such, it could see performance increases in many games for a multitude of GPUs.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:33 PM
     Brand new cozy farming indie is now on Steam, and it has mechs

If piloting your own mech across an unexplored planet sounds like your thing, Lightyear Frontier is the game to look out for. Arriving on Steam and PC Game Pass on March 19, this co-op game allows you and up to three friends to roam around, start a space farm, and build stuff freely - but make no mistake, this is no space exploitation game, as the main goal is to bring the planet back to its former lush-green glory.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:31 PM
     Win a stunning CS2 GeForce RTX 4080 Super in this Nvidia giveaway

Nvidia has just announced perhaps the ultimate GPU competition for CS2 and other Counter-Strike players. In this RTX 4080 Super giveaway, the company is providing an amazing-looking RTX 4080 Super Founders Edition adorned with a Hyper Beast weapon skin on its backplate.

The RTX 4080 Super is currently our top choice of GPU for around the $1,000 mark, making it already a super desirable card that sits firmly near the top of our best graphics card guide. However, with this Hyper Beast skin artwork, this giveaway version is an even more covetable version, if you play Counter-Strike, of course.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:23 PM
     Starfield just fixed one of Bethesda's oldest minigames

Starfield update 1.10.31 is here, and while it introduces changes to photo mode and scanning alongside too many fixes to count, one small but incredibly impactful change has caught my eye. It all comes down to the age-old Bethesda lockpicking minigame, as you'll now at least always have a few digipicks on hand whenever you need one.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:23 PM
     Forgotten 15-year-old Steam MMO is back with huge new update

Runescape. World of Warcraft. Final Fantasy XIV. In the world of MMORPGs, some games just reign supreme. Runes of Magic, however, is one of the many, smaller fantasy adventures that has struggled to push past the competition. Set in the magical world of Taborea, this forgotten Steam MMO is back to celebrate its 15th anniversary - and it's doing so in style.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:12 PM
     New Dark Souls 3 mod accidentally makes the game ten times harder

A massive Dark Souls 3 mod just released its first demo, thereby adding more lore, a changed combat system, and even new enemies to the base game. As eager players jumped on the chance to try the Dark Souls: Archthrones mod, many of them have found the gameplay to be a little more challenging than they were hoping for - even for a Souls game.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:45 PM
     All new Overwatch 2 heroes will be free, no battle pass needed

Ahead of Venture's release in Overwatch 2, Blizzard has confirmed that future heroes - and all of the ones that have released since OW2 launched - will be made free to play. Yes, you head that right - no more battle passes, no more grinding.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:34 PM
     Save 28% on the Corsair K100 with this fantastic gaming keyboard deal

Now is the right time to buy one of the finest gaming keyboards around, with a 28% saving available on the company's flagship board on both Amazon and Newegg. This Corsair K100 deal knocks $70 off the price of this premium board, putting it at its lowest price since Black Friday.

The Corsair K100 isn't currently listed on our best gaming keyboard guide as its price is normally a bit too high for our liking. However, this deal makes it a far more reasonable offering.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:09 PM
     World of Warcraft's Pirate Patch has arrived, adding battle royale

Blizzard has finally lifted the veil on World of Warcraft's mysterious pirate patch, and if you were the lucky one who had "WoW Battle Royale" on your Bingo card, please step forward to claim your prize. That's right: the new limited-time event is called Plunderstorm, and it's a pirate-themed WoW spin on battle royale.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:38 PM
     AMD Ryzen 5 8600G review

AMD has finally crafted a new set of processors with relatively powerful integrated graphics using its latest CPU and GPU microarchitectures, Zen 3 and RDNA 3, giving rise to the Ryzen 5 8600G. It arrives on the scene devoid of competitors, save for its Ryzen 8000G series siblings and those from prior generations. In this limited area of competition, the 8600G comes out on top, but its value becomes questionable when it's compared to dedicated processors and graphics cards

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:14 PM
     You'll want to mash the buttons on this retro arcade gaming PC

This retro arcade PC is a work of art in our books. Its creator built his own wooden cabinet to house the machine, which also features a 26-inch IPS monitor, proper arcade-style joysticks, and satisfyingly mashable buttons.

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. In this article, PC modder Rich Jones tells me about how this retro arcade gaming PC build was created. Over to you, Rich.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:13 PM
     Get the classic Alone in the Dark games for the price of a coffee

Our Alone in the Dark review is now up, and sadly, Ed Smith has come away from the experience thoroughly disappointed. That's in large part due to how pivotal the original Alone in the Dark series was in establishing the rules and aesthetics of modern survival horror. Fortunately, those games can still be played, and you can own the original series (and more!) for less than the price of a cup of chicory coffee at Café Du Monde.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Generative AI is all over the entertainment industries right now, and lots of people in games are making excited noises about finding new ways to integrate it into their products, from game developers and publishers such as Ubisoft and Square Enix to platform holders and hardware firms such as Epic and Nvidia. This new industry obsession is still taking shape, and there are lots of questions still to be answered about how much it might cost in the future, who will have access to it, and what it will actually help with, not to mention fears about job losses and other harms. But there's a bigger question bubbling underneath all of this that threatens to burst the wobbly generative AI bubble: is the entire boom built on stolen labour?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:56 PM

Just when I thought I was past being surprised by games adding battle royale modes, Blizzard today announced one for World Of Warcraft. Plunderstorm will drop 60 pirates onto the Arathi Highlands to fight monsters, loot chests, level up, acquire abilities, and beat the hell out of each other as a storm closes in. It's initially due to run only for several weeks and will use wholly separate characters, though you can unlock cosmetics for your main wizards.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:33 PM

By this point you've probably had enough of hearing what I think about this month's RPS Game Club game, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. But what say you, dear readers? Once again, the Game Club liveblog looms, and as with Cobalt Core, we want your thoughts, feelings, and questions to shovel into the conversational fuel furnace.

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Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 6:00 PM

Dragon Ball Super Manga Goes on an Indefinite Hiatus

The Dragon Ball Super manga will reportedly go on a hiatus after the release of chapter 103 on March 20, 2024. The hiatus has seemingly no relation with Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama's passing on March 1, 2024. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

As reported by leaker ryokutya2089, it seems like this hiatus won't limit to the Dragon Ball Super manga, and instead the V Jump magazine where the series is published will go on a temporary hiatus. The latest Dragon Ball Super manga chapters have served as a sort of epilogue to the adaptation of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero anime movie, and concluded on the last issue.

The Dragon Ball Super manga started serialization on June 20, 2015, and was penned by the late Akira Toriyama and drawn by artist Toyotaro. Meanwhile, the Super anime series aired in Japan between July 2015 and March 2018. The series received two movies Dragon Ball Super: Broly on December 2018, and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero on June 2022.

A new anime series titled Dragon Ball Daima is set to release in Japan sometime during the Fall 2024 season, and it will follow the cast of the series after being turned to children and stripped of most of their powers.

The Dragon Ball Super manga will go on an indefinite hiatus from March 20, 2024. Viz Media handles the English release of the manga. The Dragon Ball Super anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:30 PM

Giant Pikachu Plush Joins Pokemon Center Stuffed Animal Collection

The Pokemon Center announced that its next major stuffed animal will again be its giant Pikachu plush. Pre-orders are open ahead of its September 2024 return.

This particular Pikachu is over two feet tall. Including the ear-span, it ends up standing at almost 27 inches. This means it is taller than an "actual" Pikachu, as the in-game Pokedexes tend to say those are a little over a foot tall. It is in a sitting position, with its tail affixed at the back to help hold it in place. It does end up costing $199.99, as a result of its size. 

Here's a closer look at this extra large Pikachu stuffed animal from the official Pokemon Center product page's photos.

This particular plush often returns to the storefront. It first appeared in 2019. Since then, it tended to appear about every year or so.

It isn't uncommon for the Pokemon Center to sell life-size or giant versions of familiar characters. In the past, extra large versions of Pokemon like Altaria, Lucario, Psyduck, and Slowpoke showed up. They also often returned for second runs.

The jumbo Pikachu plush will return to the Pokemon Center sometime after the middle of September 2024, though no exact date has been set yet.

The post Giant Pikachu Plush Joins Pokemon Center Stuffed Animal Collection appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:00 PM

Polaris Chord - new character-based arcade rhythm game by Konami

Konami Amusement has revealed a new rhythm game that will appear in arcade centers titled Polaris Chord. It will release the new game across Japan in late March 2024.

The new arcade game's cabinet will feature a wide gameplay screen with an array of buttons that correspond with the playing area. At first glance, it may look similar to Sega's Chunithm series. But in lieu of motion tracking cameras, Polaris Chord will distinguish itself with a pair of Fader devices that the player must slide horizontally at certain points during gameplay. The cabinet will also have an additional vertical screen that shows the game's characters.

Characters will play a major role in this new arcade rhythm game. The player will choose a Contenter as the main character and four Support Snap characters, whose skills will provide various assists during gameplay. Characters will gain experience and eventually level up as the player deploys them in gameplay stages. Contenters will also have an additional affection level that will gradually change their behaviors.

Polaris Chord will have 49 songs available at launch. The list will mostly consist of licensed songs. They will range from anime theme songs like YOASOBI's Oshi no Ko opening theme "Idol" to Vocaloid and Vtuber songs. The latter will include songs from Hololive Vtubers Minato Aqua and Tsunomaki Watame, as well as Houshou Marine and COOL&CREATE's collaborative Touhou album #GENSOKYOholoism.

The Konami arcade game cabinet Polaris Chord will be available in arcades in Japan on March 27, 2024.

The post Konami's New Arcade Game Polaris Chord Will Launch Next Week appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:30 PM

Splatoon 3 Off the Hook New Songs

Nintendo revealed two new songs for Splatoon 3, both featuring Splatoon 2 idols Off the Hook. The new songs will debut during the next Splatfest, which is set for March 22-24, 2024.

The first of the new Splatoon 3 songs is a reworked version of Off the Hook classic "Color Pulse". This version features new instrumentation, including a disco style guitar and slap bass. The second song is titled "We're So Back", a bouncy pop song that features Marina playing a keytar.

These new songs will play in the new Inkopolis Square hub area, which can now be unlocked through the Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC. Nintendo confirmed that clearing the Spire of Order will allow players to access the new hub, which originally appeared in Splatoon 2. This is a separate hub from Inkopolis Plaza, which appeared during Wave 1 of the game's DLC, and is based on the hub area from the first Splatoon on the Wii U.

The songs will debut during the Splatfest held during March 22-24, 2024. This is another regional Splatfest. Japanese players are battling for best flavor of potato chips, as part of a promotional deal with Calbee. Players in other regions will be choosing their favorite instrument, picking between guitars, drums and keyboards.

Splatoon 3 is out now for Nintendo Switch. The new Off the Hook songs will appear in-game during the next Splatfest set on March 22-24, 2024.

The post Off the Hook Will Performs New Songs in Splatoon 3 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:00 PM

Diablo 4 Xbox Game Pass

Diablo IV is one of the games rounding out the March 2024 lineup for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft confirmed the latest additions to the service, with nine games releasing in the second half of the month and into early April 2024.

Diablo IV is the first Activision Blizzard game to be released for Xbox Game Pass since Microsoft's acquisition of the publisher in 2023. It's the latest game in the long-running Diablo series of action RPGs, and its Game Pass release comes not long after the start of the game's third season.

Here are all the new Xbox Game Pass releases for the second half of March 2024:

  • March 19, 2024: Lightyear Frontier (Game Preview) (cloud, PC, Xbox Series X/S – day one)
  • March 19, 2024: MLB The Show 24 (cloud, console – day one)
  • March 20, 2024: The Quarry (cloud, console)
  • March 21, 2024: Evil West (cloud, console, PC)
  • March 26, 2024: Terra Invicta (Game Preview) (PC)
  • March 28, 2024: Diablo IV (console, PC)
  • March 28, 2024: Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged (cloud, console, PC)
  • March 28, 2024: Open Roads (cloud, console, PC – day one)
  • April 1, 2024: Ark: Survival Ascended (cloud, PC, Xbox Series X/S)
  • April 2, 2024: F1 23 (cloud – via EA Play)
  • April 2, 2024: Superhot: Mind Control Delete (cloud, console, PC)

As always, with every set of new additions to Xbox Game Pass, other games are removed. Two of the three games being removed this month – Hot Wheels Unleashed and MLB The Show 23 – are predecessors of games being added. Infinite Guitars is also leaving the service. All three games are being removed on March 31, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:30 PM

HoYoVerse Explained What a Honkai: Star Rail Emanator Is

The idea of an Emanator character has come up in Honkai: Star Rail since launch, and HoYoVerse explained what one is and how a person becomes one. It also listed a few of the known and established Emanators in the world, though nothing was spoiled when that happened.

In short, an Emanator in Honkai: Star Rail is an emissary of an Aeon who can tap into their powers and be stronger than usual, even though they started out as an otherwise ordinary person. How someone becomes one varies based on the Aeon and their personality, which determines if they pick one, make it happen, or just don't even influence if someone does or doesn't become one. 

Here's the list of Emanators that HoYoVerse discussed in its official announcement.

  • The Destruction: Antimatter Legion's seven Lord Ravagers. These also consist of some bosses we've already faced in the game.
  • The Harmony: The Family's Harmonic Strings are Emanators. Named ones include Beatriz, Constantina, and Dominicus. 
  • The Hunt: The notation from HoYoVerse suggests that some Xianzhou Alliance Generals and Marshalls could be Emanators.
  • The Nihility: The Self-Annihilators in the Doctors of Chaos group are considered Emanators.
  • The Preservation: Interastral Peace Corporation's Diamond and Taravan Keane are noted to be Emanators.

We'll soon learn even more about how an Emanator works in Honkai: Star Rail. The Penacony Trailblaze Missions are dealing with the topic a bit. The next ones show up in 2.1 later this month. That's also when the Acheron and Luocha banners will appear in the game. 

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.1 update will arrive on March 27, 2024.

The post HoYoVerse Explained What a Honkai: Star Rail Emanator Is appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:00 PM

Digimon Adventure 02 Paildramon Figure-rise Standard Amplified model kit

Bandai Spirits has revealed that it will release a plastic model kit of Paildramon from Digimon Adventure 02. The Figure-rise Standard Amplified Paildramon kit will be available in September 2024 with a price tag of 5,500 yen (~$36.54). [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

The company will pay close attention to the Digimon's body details in this model kit. Its black parts will receive gloss injections to show the contrast between the organic and mechanical parts. Its tail will also be easily posable by inserting lead wire.

This model kit will also have a couple of original gimmicks. The owner can extend the Desperado Blasters and even combine both weapons. They will also be able to simulate spikes shooting from Paildramon's arms by using the provided lead wires.

Bandai Spirits also shared several sample images featuring a CG version of the upcoming plastic model kit:

Paildramon is a Perfect / Ultimate stage Digimon generated from a Jogress / DNA Digivolution between Daisuke's (Davis') ExVeemon and Ken's Stingmon. Bandai has also previously revealed D-3 Digivice replicas modeled after both key characters from the 2000 sequel to Digimon Adventure, which are due for release in March 2024.

The Figure-rise Standard Amplified model kit of Paildramon from Digimon Adventure 02 will be available in September 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:30 PM

Aksys Otome Game Radiant Tale: Fanfare Release Date Set

Following its first appearance at the February 2024 All Aksys showcase, the company revealed the release date for the otome game fan disk Radiant Tale: Fanfare. It will launch on June 27, 2024, and there will be a special edition that includes the soundtrack.

As a fandisk, Radiant Tale: Fanfare will include both continuations of the main routes with original love interests, as well as side stories and an original tale. So for the epilogue section, people can continue their relationships with Ion, Radie, Paschalia, Vilio, and Zafora. The other segments fall into the Interlude and If sections, with the former being other stories from the original game that offer more insight into characters and the latter following Tifalia in a new role. 

When it comes to physical copies, Aksys is offering both a bonus with standard and exclusive editions. People will get a set of character cards with either the $49.99 or $59.99 copy if they pre-order it. These feature the original bachelors and Tifalia, as well as other characters. As for the company's exclusive edition, the extra $10 cost nets you a soundtrack

Here are the teaser images for the character cards and soundtrack CD Aksys shared with us.

We'll see another otome game from Aksys before the Radiant Tale fan disk debut. Tengoku Struggle: Straysidewill launch on April 4, 2024.

The Radiant Tale: Fanfare release date is June 27, 2024, and Switch owners will be able to pick up a digital or physical copy.

The post Aksys Otome Game Radiant Tale: Fanfare Release Date Set appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Nanashi Vtuber Chris Shishio Will Graduate on May 2024

Nanashi Inc Vtuber Chris Shishio announced on her official social media account that she will graduate at the end of May 2024. The company also announced that her YouTube channel, X official account, and other social media accounts will cease operations or made private by the end of June 2024.

Nanashi Inc. revealed that this decision was a mutual agreement between the agency and the Vtuber, after the company received and reviewed a graduation request coming from Chris Shishio herself. The Vtuber quoted the post shared by Nanashi Inc and apologized for the sudden news. Shishio also confirmed that she will continue her streams and activities as usual until the end of May 2024.

Chris Shishio debuted on March 28, 2020 one of the 5 members of the Sugar Lyric VTuber group, which was managed by agency 774 Inc before it was consolidated with Nanashi Inc on March 21, 2023. Sugar Lyric was the sister group to Honey Strap, to which Vtuber Suou Patra belonged to. Suou Patra became an independent content creator, and continued using the same identity on May 10, 2023.

The Japanese Vtuber Chris Shishio belonging to the Nanashi Inc agency will graduate on May 31, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:30 PM

FFXIV Patch Notes for 6.58 Go Over Paladin and Raid Changes

Square Enix teased the 6.58 update for FFXIV at the beginning of March 2024, and now the patch and notes for it are live on the Lodestone. There are major content additions, but things like Raids and Trials and the Paladin FFXIV PvP action changes did come up in this update.

First, there were a number of changes to help improve the experience for certain Raids and Trials in FFXIV, as well as some adjustments to make things easier to find. Here's a list going over some of the changes in the patch notes.

  • Abyssal Fracture (Extreme): Now found in Duty Finder. Lynx of Abyssal Grief Flute drop rate is higher. (The notes say that needs 99 Voidvessel Totems.)
  • Anabaseios: The Twelfth Circle: Unsung Blades of Anabaseios weekly restriction removed.
  • Pandæmonium: Anabaseios (Savage): 15% increase to max HP, damage, and healing Echo strength.
  • Thaleia: Weekly limits on coins and treasure coffers' rewards removed.

In addition, people will have an easier time getting Divine Solvent. The Radz-at-Han NPC Nesvaaz now sells it for Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thaleia Coins. You'll find the person at X:10.6 Y:10.0. 

As for the Paladin, five actions in FFXIV changed according to the patch notes for 6.58. Here are the exact alterations, according to Square Enix:

  • Blade of Faith: Damage potency has been increased from 6,000 to 7,000.
  • Blade of Truth: Damage potency has been increased from 7,000 to 8,000.
  • Blade of Valor: Damage potency has been increased from 8,000 to 9,000.
  • Confiteor: Damage potency has been increased from 8,000 to 12,000.
  • Holy Sheltron: The barrier effect duration has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds. The barrier potency has been reduced from 12,000 to 8,000. The unaspected damage dealt to nearby enemies when the effect expires has been increased from 100% of the remaining barrier potency to 150%. The Knight's Resolve effect duration has been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.

There's also a debuff in effect for the Dancer. Honing Ovation's attack and barrier potency is decreased by 1,000 for Acclaim stacks. So for example, before if it was 2,000, now it will be 1,000. Or if you had five stacks and it was 6,000 before, it will be 5,000 now.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC. The FFXIV Xbox Series X version will launch on March 21, 2024. Dawntrail will arrive in Summer 2024, with more news on that coming at PAX East 2024.

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