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Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 5:38 PM

The Oxford English Dictionary (aka the OED) runs an update to its repository four times every year. Like DLC for games, these quarterly patches can introduce new words, features, and definition changes. Well, the first quarter of 2024 is about up, and the OED has just updated its linguistic repository to add 23…


Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 4:45 PM

Late last year, it was reported that Destiny 2's upcoming expansion, The Final Shape, was getting delayed amidst struggles and layoffs at Bungie. The expansion, which was initially supposed to release by February, was then officially pushed back to June, leaving a tremendous gap of time between what was supposed to be…


Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 3:00 PM

Y'all, the Stellar Blade demo is finally live on PS5. It's a short little vertical slice of developer Shift Up's character action game, so while we still need to see a lot more before we come to any conclusions, I can at least say that the demo has me stoked for the full release. Why? Well, like the previews from…


Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 2:15 PM

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League had a rocky development cycle and an even rockier launch, but players hoped that the first season of the action-adventure shooter would help right the ship. Unfortunately, the season, which introduces famed DC villain Joker, is getting absolutely shellacked on social media, with…


Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 2:00 PM

Earlier this month, the world learned of the passing of legendary mangaka Akira Toriyama, the creator behind Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump, and Sand Land. In the world of games, he is best known as the prolific artist behind games like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series, as well as the Xbox-exclusive RPG Blue Dragon.…


Kotaku Friday, March 29, 2024 12:15 PM

Cyberpunk 2077 has undergone a pretty significant transformation since its dumpster fire launch in 2020. CD Projekt Red's city-sprawling RPG got a next-gen update, a 2.0 patch that fundamentally alters how you build a character and fight through the streets of Night City, and to top it all off, the team released a…


PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 6:49 PM
     New anime multiplayer game is blowing up on Steam and available free

Sometimes, a game comes out of nowhere and rockets up the charts on Steam. The latest example of this is Holo X Break, a free beat 'em up based on Japanese virtual YouTuber agency Hololive Production. Launched today, the game is already doing very well on Valve's platform thanks to its mix of side scrolling action that hearkens back to classic arcade games and colorful anime style aesthetics, not dissimilar from Persona 3 Reload, Genshin Impact, and, in turns, Sea of Stars. It doesn't hurt either that it's completely free to play.

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 5:17 PM
     New base building and FPS game has mixed reviews but lots of players

Outpost: Infinity Siege seems like it should be a good time. The newly launched game combines Destiny 2 and Armored Core 6 style sci-fi action with base building and tower defense in a manner that looks, from a distance at least, like it should be pretty enjoyable. It seems like players agree that the game's premise is enticing, as Outpost has attracted a strong enough user base to trend on Steam, but, unfortunately, a lot of those same players have been leaving fairly disappointed reviews after checking it out.

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 3:44 PM
     Horizon Forbidden West PC review – a beautiful but unambitious sequel

Sequels are a funny business, especially if the original turned out to be a massive success. You're suddenly locked in, and you can't change too much without the risk of alienating your staunchest fans. That's the unenviable position Horizon Forbidden West, an overly safe follow-up to the smash-hit Horizon Zero Dawn, finds itself in.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Horizon Forbidden West review, Best open-world games, Best story games

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 3:33 PM
     Star Citizen is finally about to get some of our most wanted features

Star Citizen, the perpetually upcoming space sim, is getting a new patch very soon. In light of just how many updates have come out over the years, this may not seem very exciting on its surface, but, considering what's going to be included in the Alpha 3.23 patch when it launches, this looks like one to actually look out for. In short: Star Citizen is finally about to get some of the features and revisions we've been wanting most.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best simulation games, Best multiplayer games, Best space games

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 2:00 PM
     The GPU Nvidia would rather forget – GeForce FX

A group of top Nvidia marketing gurus gather together to decide how to cool their latest top-end graphics card, the Nvidia GeForce FX 5800 Ultra. "We could be the Harley Davidson of graphics cards," suggests Steve Sims, senior product manager. "When people buy a Harley or a Porsche one of the things they're looking for is that distinct noise that it makes," concurs Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing.

The video of the meeting, titled The Decibel Dilemma, then cuts to a dentist using a drill, and other clips of the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra graphics card being used in humorously noisy situations. It's pictured being used as a hairdryer, part of a coffee grinder, and on the end of a leaf blower. Make no mistake, Nvidia knows this is not the best graphics card right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GeForce RTX 4070 Super review, DLSS explained, Best graphics cards

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 1:36 PM
     The Texas Chainsaw Massacre blows up with free Steam weekend, update

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre videogame seemed, initially, like it might not be able to attract much of an audience. Launching last summer, it followed in the bloody footprints of similar horror multiplayer games, like Dead By Daylight, Friday the 13th: The Game, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and Evil Dead: The Game. Thanks to solid design choices and regular updates, though, TCM has managed to survive, and, with the launch of its new update and a free weekend, it's currently drawing in a lot of new players on Steam.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre review, Best survival games

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 2:53 PM
     Horizon Forbidden West patch fixes HDR and tidies up a bit

By most accounts, the PC port of Horizon Forbidden West is one of the stronger ones in recent memory, but given the vast array of potential PC setups, it was inevitable that a few glitches popped up. Developer Nixxes has now released a patch that corrects a few of these issues and improves the game's overall stability on PC.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Horizon Forbidden West review, Best open-world games, Best story games

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 12:25 PM
     Escape From Tarkov rival Road to Vostok has a new free demo, out now

Road to Vostok, despite resembling gritty survival and extraction shooters like Escape From Tarkov, Day Z, PUBG, and Stalker, manages to stand out from its competition. We've been impressed by its blend of these hardnosed influences and its own clever twists on existing genre conventions since the game first appeared on our radar back in 2022. And now, anyone who's equally intrigued by what Road to Vostok is offering can check out its second public demo, which is available for players to check out for free on Steam right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Best upcoming PC games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Friday, March 29, 2024 12:12 PM
     MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED gaming monitor review – 360Hz meets OLED

2024 is set to see a huge selection of OLED gaming monitors appear, with a far greater range of companies offering displays based on LG and Samsung's latest OLED panel tech. The MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED is the first of the new batch to get a full test run by us, and while the speed on offer here is impressive, there are still plenty of reasons why panels such as this one won't be for everyone.

Nonetheless, the sheer gaming performance on offer here ensures MSI's latest OLED screen earns a place on our best gaming monitor guide, as it's simply the fastest 27-inch panel available that we've tested right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review, MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review, Best gaming motherboard

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 2:48 PM

TimeSplitters Rewind, a fan-made remake of the zany shooters' multiplayer in a single game, might well represent the last gasp of the beloved first-person shooter franchise following the closure of resurrected original developers Free Radical - who were working on their own TimeSplitters reboot - at the end of last year. With over a decade of work already invested in the fan project, however, the team have now released a call for help to overcome development hurdles caused by the ongoing troubled state of the games industry.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 2:11 PM

CD Projekt Red are continuing to bulk up the team developing The Witcher 4 - officially codenamed Polaris - with two-thirds of the studio now working on the follow-up to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Meanwhile, the team working on Cyberpunk 2077 has shrunk to fewer than 20 people, less than half the number working on its upcoming sequel.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 1:33 PM

It's been close to three years since Celeste and TowerFall developers Extremely OK Games revealed their next project, the similarly gorgeous-looking and sumptuous-sounding 2D exploration platformer Earthblade. While the studio didn't give any indication of a release date at the time, we now know not to expect Earthblade until 2025 at the earliest.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 1:05 PM

Dragon's Dogma 2 has dropped its first update, addressing one of the fantasy action-RPG's most baffling decisions - the inability to start a new game once you've begun your first adventure - and letting you acquire a home of your own earlier, providing a reliable place to rest and save. There are some other small tweaks too, while Capcom dare to raise the question about future DLC in the wake of the game's controversial microtransactions.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 1:00 PM

It's been a while since I played a game as effortlessly cool as Underdogs. This VR mech-fighting game has you pilot a giant mechanical gorilla, pummelling robots and human-controlled mechs with arms the length of lorries in grungy, trap-filled arenas. The combat alone is chest-thumpingly good, but Underdogs couples it with a fantastically evocative cyberpunk setting, and a smartly implemented rogue-like structure.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 29, 2024 1:00 PM

Windowkill is the most inventive arcade shooter I've played for years.

It's twin-stick shooting in a tiny window that temporarily expands in that direction when you shoot its edges. You have to actively manage and maintain the play space itself for that to even be an option. Soon static monsters appear in their own isolated windows you'll have to shoot your way towards (their attacks can cross the void between), and before long there are the horrible hateful little blue bastards who sit there passively, soaking up shots and never attacking but actively pulling the edges of the window towards them.

It's a clever and great little thing and I sort of hate it as much as I like it.

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Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 PM

Stellar Blade Eve

Stellar Blade is a game that's constantly shifted my expectations the more I've learned about it. Now that I've gotten my hands on its demo, I noticed influences I did not expect.

When the game was originally doing the rounds as Project Eve, its trailers suggested a fast-paced, Bayonetta-style, sci-fi romp. Then its presence earlier in 2024 at Sony's State of Play presentation showed an open world that evoked NieR: Automata. This influence was definitely present in the demo too, with an inevitably traumatic premise about ass-kicking women from space attempting to save an embattled humanity, plus a soundtrack that sounds like rave remixes of Keiichi Okabe's work. However, what the demo also revealed was how much the game is a stealth Soulslike.

It's not quite a full Soulslike though. Death feels much less punishing, and the combat system is a lot flashier than the genre usually provides. It feels like Shift Up wanted to dip their toes into the genre without fully committing to it. It's a Souls-lite then. And as someone who was looking forward to Stellar Blade but also has previously never been able to get into that genre, I think they got the balance exactly where I like it.

Combat is tricky, less button-mashy than I was initially expecting. Enemies can be punishing if you let them, with occasional surprise attack chains and the ability to knock off significant damage. Even the most basic of enemy can stomp you if you're not prepared. Timings for dodging and blocking are tight, which took a while to get used to. This is a game that encourages mastery of its systems or else you will struggle.

However, combat at this stage in the game felt limited. You have your standard attack and a heavy attack, and you can string combos out of them. But it's often difficult to get long combos out due to the brutality of the enemies, and there's little else adding to the combat. The demo featured two Beta Energy moves that needed time to recharge after use. While they were often useful, the charge discouraged a lot of their use plus they were often just a singular big attack.

That said, there were signs that these elements could grow into something significant in the final game. The skill upgrades hinted at improvements to these skills, as well as faster recharge times, which hopefully will help them all live up to their potential in later parts of the game.

Evidence of how much the moves on offer are likely to improve in the final game came with a skill named Blink. I unlocked this shortly before the demo's final boss encounter, and it was a game changer. Up until this point, a few enemies had hit me hard with a massive desperate attack. While these attacks were possible to dodge, the timing window was tricky to nail. Blink is a move designed to counter these specific attacks, allowing Eve to teleport herself behind the enemy at the right time, dodging the attack and opening them up to a huge combo. Getting to throw it out constantly in the boss fight was incredibly satisfying, and hopefully more moves like this will be added to Eve's arsenal as the game progresses.

Stellar Blade isn't just about combat though. This is a semi open world game, with a ruined planet to explore. The environments are gorgeous and interesting to explore. The demo was mostly centered on a single city street full of abandoned pharmacies and bus stations, but even within this limited space, it was clear a lot of care was put into making these areas worth exploring. The promises of more expansive environments in the game's trailers has me excited if they're as well-crafted as this small space was.

The climbing aspects of the game were less impressive, however. There were plenty of areas where you could climb around on walls using customary marked handholds, although some of these were hard to spot. In other cases, places that looked climbable were not. Even the act of traversal was lacking, as Eve's slow speed felt at odds with the swinging animation. I'm a fan of games with fluid movement mechanics, so this felt unpleasantly sluggish to me.

That said, Stellar Blade clearly has a lot to offer. The combat has a solid foundation and there's enough mechanical complexity hinted at that should evolve it into something truly great over the course of the game. Although whether its story will live up to the heights it's clearly set with its obvious Nier Automata influence remains to be seen.

Stellar Blade will release for PS5 on April 26, 2024.

The post Preview: Stellar Blade Is a Stealth Soulslike with Strong Potential appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 4:00 PM

Snow Miku 2025 Nendoroid Design Poll Opens

Every year, Good Smile Company asks for artists to submit designs for the new Hatsune Miku "Snow Miku" Nendoroid, and the 2025 one is now open. People have until April 8, 2024 to vote once for one of the six options on the official site.

The theme for 2025 is "Glittering Snow Material." Each of the outfits is designed to highlight a sparkling effect. This means we have designs like Nimoji's miner with horned hat and huge hammer, as well as RAOOO's with a stained glass sort of design. In each case, the artist submitted outfits for both Miku and the rabbit mascot Yukine that always accompanies her for these figures.

Here are all six of the Snow Miku 2025 outfit design options in the poll for the next Nendoroid. 

It will likely be a few months before we learn which design "wins" for this year and see a prototype. For example, the Snow Miku 2024 Nendoroid appeared in August 2023. The website for her for that year launched in September 2023. The 2024 design was a Winter Delicacy version that made her look like a ryokan maid working at an inn and serving food. 

People can vote for the Snow Miku 2025 Nendoroid until April 8, 2024. 

The post Snow Miku 2025 Nendoroid Design Poll Opens appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 3:00 PM

Review: Pepper Grinder Rewards Precision

Pepper Grinder is a game that involves a fun concept, but that also isn't the most comfortable to play. Fortunately, this is a situation where being short and sweet works in its favor, so it's easier to overlook a little awkwardness.

Pepper got a lot of treasure! Except then her ship crashed on an island. Everything she worked for was stolen. However, upon discovering the thieves, she also happened upon a Grinder drill. She then must go through four areas recollecting all her cash and doling out revenge while digging through terrain, stone, slime, and other substances.

Pepper Grinder is game about momentum and flow. Each stage tasks you with digging through substances to collect gems, defeat enemies, get around obstacles and hazards, and reach the end so you can hoist the flag and show you conquered the area. This means knowing when to dig through the dirt, getting the correct angles, boosting at the proper times, and ensuring you are avoiding enemies or death. There are multiple save spots in levels, so there isn't a ton of backtracking if you do falter. Plus if you get the timing right, it definitely feels satisfying to speed through a stage.

I think my biggest issue with Pepper Grinder comes down to accessibility. I feel pretty fortunate that I've spent about 10-12 hours every Monday through Friday typing at a computer and playing games for at least an hour most evenings without getting carpel tunnel syndrome or any other issues. However, I could not play this game for more than an hour at a time. The need to constantly be pressing the right trigger, boosting with one button, or swapping to another to use the drill as a grappling hood would get to be too much for me. 

Even though you can remap controls and you can lay off of the drilling button when boring through substances, it's too intense. Couple that with some levels after the ones in the first area introducing situations that require the utmost precision and repetition until you get the muscle memory and movements down, and there were times it stopped being fun for me.

Fortunately, Pepper Grinder is also an incredibly short game. As in you'll probably finish it in about three hours unless you're looking to buy all the gold keys for extra levels or do some coin and sticker collecting. There are four worlds with a handful of levels and boss fight in each one, as well as a Curiosity Shop with each in each area. So even if there is a moment that gets a little too taxing, know that once you've cleared that hurdle it is done for good and you're on to the next thing and challenge. I'd say the brevity works in its favor. I could see this being a premise that could wear thin eventually, and this stops that from happening.

Pepper Grinder is a Devolver Digital game with a good idea that generally works well. There are some moments that might feel a bit much, either due to the necessary inputs or a certain stretch of an area. Still, it all flows very well and it never wears out its welcome. 

Pepper Grinder is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC

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Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 2:30 PM

Trails in the Sky 20th Anniversary

Nihon Falcom and A3 have revealed new Trails in the Sky merchandise to mark the title's 20th anniversary in 2004. The actual anniversary day won't arrive until June 24, 2024. However, these items are already available for pre-order on eeo Store for a limited time until around April-May 2024. Most of the merchandise will feature Joshua and Estelle Bright newly illustrated with party dresses to celebrate the major anniversary milestone.

One of the main highlights of this collection will be the wine bottles engraved with sand-blasted illustrations of the characters. The bottles will actually contain Spanish-made red wine with 13.5% alcohol. As such, sales for these bottles will be heavily regulated and restricted to people aged 20 or above.

Here is the complete list of merchandise, along with their tax-inclusive prices in Japanese yen:

  • Canvas board - ¥3,850
  • Set of acrylic keychain and tin badge - ¥1,430
  • Acrylic stand - ¥1,815
  • Smartphone stand - ¥1,760
  • Acrylic art board - ¥2,750
  • Memory block - ¥5,478
  • Wine bottle - ¥12,650

In addition, for every 2,200 yen made for purchasing the above merchandise—excluding the memory block and wine bottles, the buyer will also receive one of the following bonus postcards at random.

Trails in the Sky 20th Anniversary merchandise - bonus postcards
Image via A3

The first-ever entry in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky series appeared for PC in Japan with the subtitle Sora no Kiseki FC on June 24, 2004. This date would also mark the anniversary day of the expanded Trails metaseries, as Nihon Falcom later produced more series entries such as Trails from Zero, Trails of Cold Steel, and Trails Through Daybreak.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 20th anniversary memory block and wine bottles will be available in July 2024. The other merchandise in the lineup will appear a month earlier in June 2024.

The post Trails in the Sky 20th Anniversary Merchandise Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 2:00 PM

April 2024 FFXIV Letter From the Producer Live 80 Goes Over Dawntrail

We know that the annual Final Fantasy XIV 14 Hour Broadcast always involves a Letter from the Producer Live, and now we know when the April 2024 LXXX (80) one for FFXIV Dawntrail will happen. People can tune in at 9pm PT on April 12, 2024, which is 12am ET/5am CET on April 13, 2024. 

Square Enix confirmed there will be three ways to watch the presentation when it airs. As usual, YouTube and Twitch will be options. For those who prefer Niconico Live, it will be there too. There are no placeholder links for any of them yet. However, the official accounts for the games will be the home of them. Note that unlike some Letter from the Producer Live showcases, LXXX will only feature Japanese audio with no translation. However, the slideshow with written details will include all of the announcements in Japanese and English. 

We also know two of the topics that will come up. The April 2024 Letter from the Producer Live will go over FFXIV Dawntrail and the 7.0 patch. "A Realm Resplendent with Warriors of Light" will also be part of it and go over details about the game. Specifically, stats about players and the MMORPG will come up. These sorts of showcases also often mention concerts and merchandise as well.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. The 14 Hour Broadcast for FFXIV will begin on April 12, 2024, with the FFXIV Letter From the Producer Live LXXX taking place an hour after that starts.

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Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 1:30 PM

Holo X Break Online Multiplayer

The developers of Hololive fan-game Holo X Break announced that the game launched without online multiplayer. In a message posted to social media, the developers apologized and promised to add the feature at some time in the future.

The message explained that the intricacies of implementing online multiplayer were too much for the team to solve before the release date of March 29, 2024. However, the team decided to release the game in an offline state, rather than push the release back entirely. Holo X Break will feature local co-op however, and online play can be simulated using Steam's Remote Play Together feature, which the developers state they used frequently for testing purposes.

The game istelf, which was announced earlier this month and launched today, is a side-scrolling beat-em-up similar to River City Girls and inspired by Little Fighters 2. The chief developer Kay Yu also previously created Holocure and has worked as an animator on several Hololive music videos as well as several non-Hololive related anime series like Onii-chan wa Oshimai! and Mushoku Tensei.

You can read the message from the Holo X Break developers in Japanese here, or in English via the tweet below:

Alongside Holo X Break, Cover Corp. also recently announced 2 more games would be released under the Holo Indie label: Wowowow Korone Box and Miko in Maguma. This is in addition to Idol Showdown, which Cover announced would be joining the label earlier in the month.

Holo X Break is immediately available for PC via Steam, with online multiplayer to be added in a later update.

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Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 1:00 PM

Octopath Traveler 2 16-bit arrangements album

Square Enix released the first standalone arrangement album for Octopath Traveler 2, and it features 16-bit renditions for some of the game's tracks. The Octopath Traveler II 16-Bit Arrangements album is now available in Japan with a tax-inclusive price tag of ¥2,750 (~$18).

This album features 16-bit versions of eight tracks from Octopath Traveler 2, and it will let the listener imagine how the game would sound like if it appeared in the SNES era. The game's composer Yasunori Isshiki also personally supervised the arrangements.

Here is the complete list of Octopath Traveler 2 tracks that received 16-bit renditions in this album:

  1. "Partitio, the Merchant"
  2. "Toto'haha"
  3. "Normal Battle I"
  4. "Ku, Land of the Scarlet Sunset"
  5. "Critical Clash II"
  6. "Ruins Immemorial"
  7. "At Your Back"
  8. "Fierce Confrontation"

In the Japanese press release, Square Enix hinted that it will also make this album available on its North American and European web stores. The North American Square Enix Store did have a listing for a similar 16-bit arrangement album for the first game, which was released in 2019. However, it has since sold all of its stocks without any further news about restocks.

The Octopath Traveler II 16-Bit Arrangements album is now available for purchase in Japan. The original video game is readily available worldwide on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Square Enix has also announced plans to release the game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X in 2024.

The post Octopath Traveler 2 16-Bit Arrangements Album Is Available Now appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 29, 2024 12:30 PM

FFXIV Screenshots Show Off FFXVI Event Items

On April 2, 2024, a FFXVI crossover is coming to FFXIV, and Square Enix shared an array of screenshots so people know what to expect. In addition to showing off the NPC tied to the quest, so you know who to look for, it showed how the Clive and Torgal-inspired rewards will appear in-game.

First, the Neophyte Adventurer is who you need to look for to take on "A Land on Fire." This person will be at X: 8.8 and Y: 9.8 at Ul'dah Steps of Nald. You'll want to look for a Hyur with blonde hair who is wearing a white outfit with brown trim and gloves. 

Here's this person you need to meet:

The Clive-inspired items are going to be the Metian Chausses for pants, a pair of Metian Gauntlets, Metian Sollerets shows, and Metian Vest. The screenshot Square Enix shared for it highlighted the fact that someone can dye it. The default appearance is black with red accents. The image showed how it will look if someone changes it to black, blue, or white.

Here are those other extra colors:

Finally, the last batch of FFXIV FFXVI event screenshots offer some context to show how the Mount and Minion versions of Torgal look in-game. This allows someone to see exactly how big (and small) each one is.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, Final Fantasy XVI is available on the PS5 and eventually PC, and the FFXVI FFXIV event starts on April 2, 2024. 

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 29, 2024 6:07 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Acheron TrailerA new Simulated Universe world has been added to Honkai Star Rail with the launch of Version 2.1, and there are new Planar Ornament sets to collect. World 9 of the Simulated Universe is just more of the same, but the new Planar Ornaments are really good for certain characters like Acheron. How to Beat Simulated Universe World 9 in Honkai Star Rail World 9 of the Simulated Universe is immediately unlocked after completing World 8 (surprising, I know). As per usual, there are multiple difficulty levels with different rewards for first-time clears. The easiest difficulty level for World 9 starts at level 61, so you'll need a decent team to tackle it. Screenshot: PC Invasion World 9 pits you against Penacony's fiercest foes and some familiar faces like the Malefic Ape, but the real test of strength is the Memory Zone Meme "Something Unto Death" boss battle waiting for you at the final stage. As such, you should build your team with this boss fight in min...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 29, 2024 5:13 PM
     World Of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic Deathwing Key ArtWoW Classic players anxiously await Deathwing to awaken from his nap, tearing Azeroth asunder once again in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic. But when will Cata Classic be released, and how long will you have left before the end of WoTLK Classic? Read on to find out. Table of ContentsWorld of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic release date and scheduleWhen is the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch launching?Will Cataclysm Classic replace Wrath of the Lich King Classic?Will Cataclysm Classic be free? World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic release date and schedule According to the official WoW roadmap, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic is set to be released in Summer 2024. While there's no concrete release date yet, the listings for optional upgrades state that "Cataclysm Classic will launch on or before August 31, 2024." Image: Blizzard Entertainment Players will have a few months to explore the new world before Patch 4.1: Rise of the...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 29, 2024 3:25 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Vignettes In A CupVignettes in a Cup is the latest Honkai Star Rail event, and instead of battling the Dreamjolt Troupe, you're tasked with serving them drinks and solving their emotional troubles. It's a chill, laid-back event with a ton of free Stellar Jades to earn (plus a free 4-Star character). Morose Monsters Guide All Drink Recipe Deductions All Rewards and 4-Star Character Selector Vignettes in a Cup Event Schedule Vignettes in a Cup is now live in Honkai Star Rail and the event will last for 38 days, ending on Monday, May 6 at 3:59 AM server time. That's when Honkai Star Rail Version 2.2 is slated to launch, so you have the entire patch cycle to complete this limited-time event. Vignettes in a Cup will be permanently available in Honkai Star Rail after it ends via the Conventional Memoir though, so you'll still be able to experience it if you miss out (just without all the rewards). How to Complete Morose Monsters in Honkai Star Rail Screenshot: PC...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 29, 2024 2:32 PM
     Thief In Dragon's Dogma 2The Thief may not be an advanced Vocation in Dragon's Dogma 2, but it's certainly one of the best in my definitely-not-biased opinion. To excel, you'll need the best skills and gear to make the class start to shine compared to Dragon's Dogma 2's other Vocations. Best Thief Skills in Dragon's Dogma 2 The core of any Vocation build is the Weapon Skills you're running. I'll neglect to mention any Core Skills, as there is no choice needed – just grab them all. There are many Weapon Skills for the Thief, however, so choosing the best set is a tricky task. But with my experience, I have nailed down the best handful of skills for you to use. Implicate Screenshot: PC Invasion Implicate is an upgraded form of Ensnare. It is unlocked much later, but Ensnare is available early on. You will launch out a grappling rope that snatches onto an enemy and pulls them toward you. You'll be using this skill quite often as a Thief. ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 29, 2024 2:07 PM
     How To Reroll Item Stats In Diablo 4 (1)Do you ever receive a gear item in Diablo 4 that just isn't working for you? Sometimes, the base stats are perfectly fine, whereas the other Affixes aren't working in your favor. Luckily, there is a way to fix that. It's called rerolling, and you can do it quite easily. I'll teach you how to reroll your item stats in Diablo 4 so you can get the perfect gear. How to Reroll Stats on Items in Diablo 4 If you look at an item, it should have three to four Affixes — or secondary stats — that affect your character during combat. Getting the perfect gear drops can be difficult in Diablo 4 since everything is rooted in RNG, or a Random Number Generator, aka random stats. You may receive a gear item with great base stats and a perfect Aspect, but then you take a look at the Affixes and everything goes wrong. The good thing to know is that there's a way to fix this. Screenshot: PC Invasion You can find an Occultist in most major towns throughout Sanctu...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, March 29, 2024 2:59 PM

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MonsterVine Friday, March 29, 2024 12:00 PM
     Princess Peach: Showtime! isn't going to set the Switch on fire, but it's a fun enough platformer that is filled with neat ideas and overall solid execution. There aren't a lot of big surprises, but the presentation and diverse abilities make for a decent time. Princess Peach: Showtime! Developer: Good-Feel Price: $60 Platforms: Nintendo Switch […]

Level Up Friday, March 29, 2024 12:55 PM
     If you finished Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and are curious to learn more about how…