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Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 5:15 PM

Dragon's Dogma 2, Capcom's latest high-fantasy action role-playing game, lets you romance all sorts of non-player characters. From a city leader to a town fool, a brothel host to a young blacksmith, there's plenty of love in the air between you as the Arisen and the game's many NPCs. You can't romance the Pawns,…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 5:00 PM

The New York Times might be best known for its long-running newspaper. But new data shows that thanks to popular games like Wordle, Strands, Connections, and more, the Times has quietly become a video game company that just so happens to have a newspaper subscription, too.


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 4:50 PM

The narrative of the co-op shooter Helldivers 2 has taken unpredictable twists and turns that have kept its community on its toes since it launched, but no surprise has been greater than the reverence for Malevelon Creek. The embattled planet, often referred to as "Robot Vietnam" due to its abundance of intense killer…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 4:45 PM

April Fools' Day 2024 is upon us. Fans and brands use the annual holiday for goofs and giggles and to share the shitposts they've been cooking up all year. Though the shitposts sometimes just kinda end up being shit, some of them are genuinely good jokes. This year, we decided to round up some of the best April Fools'…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 3:30 PM

As has become tradition, Blizzard has once again released an absolutely absurd, fully playable Overwatch 2 patch for April Fools' Day. It is every competitive purist's worst nightmare. But it is so unhinged and thorough I have to respect it.


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 3:25 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an epic RPG of heroism and villainy, set in a massive fantasy world, filled with exciting quests where you'll…pick mushrooms? Okay, sometimes Cloud and Co. need to grab some random odd jobs to fund their world-saving endeavors. Picking mushrooms for Cissnei (who's apparently an awful cook)…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 2:08 PM

In February, Fortnite Festival season 2 launched and added Lady Gaga songs and the singer herself to the popular online game. It also added a new mini-battle pass known as the Festival Pass that rewards players with new music and—if you earn enough points—a Lady Gaga skin. If you want that skin and all the other…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 2:00 PM

TikTok is in an exceptionally tough spot these days. Despite everyone you know using it for hours on end, the video-sharing app is currently facing legislation that would force its ban in the U.S pending a potential sale, and prospective buyers are lining up. Regrettably, one of these buyers is reportedly Bobby Kotick,…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 1:30 PM

Controversial Kick streamer Felix "xQc" Lengyel has found himself not welcomed in the DayZ community. An admin in one of the multiplayer zombie survival game's popular servers recently banned him, with his status as a streamer seeming the likely reason.


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 1:16 PM

April Fools' Day is a nightmare for news writers. This morning, I woke up to an Overwatch Cavalry post about an Overwatch 2 x Valorant crossover, and it took my brain at least eight seconds to catch up to the date posted underneath the graphic. April Fools' Day is the annual "make fun of dating sims" celebration for…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 12:45 PM

Just a few months ago, I was incapable of completing the New York Times' Connections puzzles. Now, I can usually do the daily word-based puzzle without too much of a hassle—which is why today's version has got me (and others) so irrationally angry. You see, today, April 1, 2024, I opened up the New York Times app to…


Kotaku Monday, April 1, 2024 12:30 PM

Today might be April Fools' Day—a horrible holiday where brands post "jokes" about fake products—but I assure you this new Sonic The Hedgehog-themed menu at IHOP is totally real, available nationwide, and can provide you with new, exclusive Sonic DLC.


PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 5:52 PM
     This pet leopard gecko is now memorialized as a Total Warhammer unit

Losing a beloved pet is hard no matter what their species, and finding a suitable way to memorialize their impact on our lives can be difficult. One Total War Warhammer 3 modder decided to create a tribute to his departed pet gecko by turning him into a lizardman hero.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 5:47 PM
     This co-op horror game about astronaut YouTubers is free, but hurry

You've got until tomorrow to snag a hot new contender to the Lethal Company throne for free. Content Warning is a similarly structured game about getting your friends together, traveling to a scary location, and trying to find something valuable before being horribly murdered in the dark, and it's a free Steam game for you to keep until tomorrow morning, April 2.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 3:46 PM
     Company of Heroes 3 preps for first big post-Sega update

Having parted ways with Sega after a major restructuring in Sega Europe, Company of Heroes 3 developer Relic is releasing its first major patch for the WWII strategy game tomorrow, several weeks ahead of schedule. That means we get a closer look at the two new battlegroups the update is adding, the British Forces' Australian Defense and the Deutsche Afrikakorps' Battlefield Espionage.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:59 PM
     Modder adds co-op and invasions to Armored Core 6

A modder who previously enabled seamless co-op play in Elden Ring has now added co-op to Armored Core 6. The mod allows up to six players to team up to play through the campaign, but beware: while the nasty bosses might be easier to handle, you'll also be open to invasions.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Armored Core 6 bosses, Armored Core 6 parts, Armored Core 6 builds

PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:48 PM
     Bee Swarm Simulator codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: We're buzzing around, looking for any new Bee Swarm Simulator codes for Spring.

What are the active Bee Swarm Simulator codes? Whether you're in the market for some free items to help you get started farming honey, or you need that extra boost to your bee's effectiveness at collecting pollen, there's no quicker way to get your hive started than to redeem a whole bunch of codes. However, it's not always easy to know where to find ones that work.

So, if you want to give your little pollinators a helping hand, we have many tried and tested active Bee Swarm Simulator codes to redeem that give you valuable free items and boosts. We also have freebies for other popular Roblox games, including Blade Ball codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Murder Mystery 2 codes to help you get ahead.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:46 PM
     Arsenal codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: We're searching for new Arsenal codes for the Operation: Infiltration update.

How do you get Arsenal codes? The Roblox-based shooter has proven itself to be quite the popular experience, with teams taking shots at each other with machine guns, bazookas, and even flinging magic spells from books.

Take your gaming experience to the next level by redeeming Arsenal codes to gain exclusive skins and announcer voices. There are other Roblox shooting games out there, all with their own unlocks, so make sure you check out the best Da Hood codes for more. If you want to try something completely different like racing motorbikes, there are also Motorcycle Mayhem codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:40 PM
     Anime Souls X codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: At long last, there's a new milestone Anime Souls X code in for you to use.

What are the new Anime Souls X codes? Anime Souls X, a sequel to the game without the X, tasks you with building your own army of powerful heroes and imbuing their weapons with souls to take on fearsome bosses. If the road to greatness is a little too long when first starting, you'll be happy to hear that we've tracked down the latest Anime Souls X codes to help you grow in power faster than ever.

Our list of up-to-date Anime Souls X codes delivers a treasure trove of free items straight to your inventory and various rolls and spins to help you swap out your weaker heroes. If you're partial to anime and manga-inspired games across the Roblox platform, we've also got the latest Anime Adventure codes, Slayers Unleashed codes, and even Ro Ghoul codes to help you stay one step ahead of your fellow Robloxians.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:38 PM
     Anime Last Stand codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: A sneaky new Anime Last Stand code has dropped for Easter.

What are the newest Anime Last Stand codes? Plenty of anime-inspired tower defense games are available on the Roblox platform, and Anime Last Stand is the latest to emerge from its testing phase. You can now collect your favourite anime heroes and villains to guard your base, but you'll need a stash of emeralds to afford them.

Luckily, even if you're starting this Roblox experience, there are plenty of Anime Last Stand codes to grab tons of free emeralds and rerolls. While you're here, other tower defense games are available, and you can get free stuff for them with Tower Defense X codes and All Star Tower Defense codes, or perhaps Blox Fruits codes or Project Slayers codes for something different.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:45 PM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: There's another new Arm Wrestle Simulator code in for the Easter midweek update.

What are the new Arm Wrestle Simulator codes? This popular Roblox experience channels the simulator games of the past few years, rewarding your strenuous clicks with rapidly multiplying strength. Arm Wrestle codes can speed up the process exponentially, earning you the gains you need to bend everyone's elbows and slam even the beefiest of opponent's forearms onto the table.

As we've already alluded to, Arm Wrestle Simulator takes the ideas of many other popular Roblox games to create one centered around a less violent form of settling your differences, without resorting to a boring game of rock, paper, scissors. For further freebies in other action-packed Roblox releases, be sure to grab the latest Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes before they're gone.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:35 PM
     Anime Fighters Simulator codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: Three new Anime Fighters Simulator codes have dropped for the Easter event.

What are the new Anime Fighters Simulator codes? With the classic Roblox anime adventure getting a new lease of life in 2023, we've been hard at work testing codes to get you streaming through the latest update as soon as it drops. Even if you haven't played Anime Fighters in a while, the freebies on offer can quickly get you back to full strength or, if you're a veteran, send you hurtling further up the leaderboards.

While we wait for the next Anime Fighters update, consider checking out some of the best Roblox games for 2023. For a few noteworthy specifics and recommendations, you can't go wrong with Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shinobi Life 2 codes. They're hallmarks of the Roblox anime category. For another mishmash of your favorite characters, All Star Tower Defense codes are popular, too.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:32 PM
     Anime Dimensions codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: We're valiantly searching for new Anime Dimensions codes for Easter and April Fools.

What are the active Anime Dimensions codes? No doubt you're no stranger to Roblox's anime offerings, as there are loads of them out there. However, this one is a good option if you ever want to transform into the likes of Goku, Luffy, or Naruto and punch/Ki Blast/ninjitsu your way through hordes of enemies.

There are plenty of other anime-inspired games on the Roblox platform with redeemable codes for free in-game currency and more. This includes Anime Adventures codes, Project Slayers codes, and Kage Tycoon codes. For now, though, here are some Anime Dimensions codes that can get you free gems and boosts for your chosen fighter.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:29 PM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes March 2024

April 1, 2024: Two new Anime Champions Simulator codes have dropped for the Easter update.

What are the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes? If you're new to this Roblox experience, you will want some bonus resources to give you a head start. This includes diamonds, tokens, medals, and boosts to bolster your team and get them fighting more formidable opponents sooner.

So, if you want some up-to-date Anime Champions codes, we have a list of all the free stuff you can get right now. Alternatively, there are plenty of other anime Roblox games worthy of your attention that have their own set of codes, such as Blox Fruits codesFruit Battlegrounds codes, and Blade Ball codes which is currently the hottest game on the platform.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:27 PM
     Anime Ball codes April 2024 – Free spins and yen boosts

April 1 2024: We're looking for new Anime Ball codes for April Fools Day.

What are the new Anime Ball codes? The latest contender to the throne of one of Roblox's best-performing titles of 2023 is here, and it's putting up a fight. With multiple codes dropping almost every day and weekly updates still on the cards, now's the time to jump into a fresh new take on the genre if you're looking for a second chance.

Think you've missed the boat on the new and emerging Roblox genre of reflex-based sports games? The latest Blade Ball codes might have you thinking it's not too late. If you're looking for a more relaxed time, however, Fruit Battlegrounds codes or Shinobi Life 2 codes might be more up your alley.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 12:26 PM
     All Star Tower Defense codes April 2024

April 1, 2024: We're looking for any ASTD codes for April Fools.

What are the new All Star Tower Defense codes? Developer Top Down Games has struck gold with their smash-hit game, blending tower defense gameplay with characters inspired by popular Japanese anime. It may have lost a few with news of an official release elsewhere, but the majority of the anime all-stars are still kicking it as deployable units.

The first few missions of the tower defense game may seem easy, but it doesn't take long before your units start to struggle. That's where our Roblox guide comes in, allowing you to claim free Stardust and Gems to unlock powerful units in the free PC game. Not only does this guide cover the code redemption process, but we're also always looking for new ASTD codes, so keep this page bookmarked for any updates.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 1, 2024 4:35 PM
     Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones two months after launch

April 1, 2024 This is an April Fools joke.

Despite finally launching back in February, pirate adventure Skull and Bones has once again been delayed, as Ubisoft confirms the game will be unavailable for the foreseeable future. The developer has so far failed to offer an official explanation for the delay, but one industry insider, who speaks exclusively to PCGamesN on the basis of anonymity, says Ubisoft is "basically doing it for a joke. Like, they think it's funny. When someone pitched the idea to Yves Guillemot he laughed so hard he was sick. Actually sick. Sick all over his desk."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 1, 2024 1:19 PM

Final Fantasy 14's crossover with Final Fantasy 16, as teased last year, arrives tomorrow. The crossover between the MMO and latest single-player entry in the RPG series has the usual selection of goodies up for grabs, including a very cute minion, a not-so-cute (but still kind of cute) mount, some Clive-cleavage armour and more.

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

Terraria is apparently entering the "final stretch" of updates for the 2D crafting and exploration game (though whether this will actually be it remains to be seen), and it looks like developers Re-Logic are seeing off their 2D Minecraft-a-like in style. Emphasis on the ssssstyle.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 1, 2024 12:28 PM

Louis Gossett Jr., who made history as the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and had a prolific, successful career across film, television and stage - as well as voicing the friendly Vortigaunt aliens in Half-Life 2 and its follow-up Episode One - has died.

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Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 8:00 PM

VTuber Usada Pekora's Mom "Debuts" as Pekomama

Usada Pekora's real mother "debuted" as the Vtuber Pekomama, also known as Pekora Mommy, on her daughter's channel. Both Pekora and her mother appeared on stream as an April Fool's joke, and the "debut" joke stream achieved over 180,000 concurrent viewers.

During her Vtuber debut stream, Pekomama was accompanied by Usada Pekora, who could be heard laughing bemused in the background and later joined her. Pekomama has three children, and Usada Pekora is the youngest of the three. She's a fan of the band X Japan and enjoys driving. After her presentation followed a Q&A section, during which Pekomama answered questions about Pekora as a child. Both Pekora and Pekomama later played the original Super Mario Bros. together.

The stream is only available in Japanese, and it lasts approximately 62 minutes. You can check it out here:


In addition, artist Hikosan created the design for Pekomama, while Takeshita Fungi was responsible for creating the model on Live2D. You can check out the reference sheet for Pekora's mom here:


Pekomama's social media stream tag is #ぺこママといっしょ (#pekomamatoissho,) while #ぺこママアート (#pekomamaart) or #ぺこママみて (#pekomamamite) can both be used as fanart tags. Fan names are either Nousagi-san or Rabifami.

Usada Pekora's mom was originally a guest on a stream broadcasted on December 2020 where Pekora told her that she is a Vtuber for a living, to fulfill the promise the Vtuber made when she reached 1 million subscribers.

The post Vtuber Usada Pekora's Mom 'Debuts' as Pekomama appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 7:15 PM

rgg studio audition yakuza 3 kiwami

Sega and RGG Studio will hold auditions to find actors and actresses for a new Like a Dragon game, though it will not be Yakuza 3 Kiwami. Everyone will be able to participate in this audition, which means you will not need to have previous experience or roles in acting. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The upcoming audition for a new Like a Dragon game will be very similar to the one that Sega and RGG Studio held for The Man Who Erased His Name. For that one, they were looking for women to play the hostesses in the cabaret. Among the winners was VTuber Kson, who would also go on to appear in Infinite Wealth. Yokoyama, a producer for the series, has stated that this audition is not for Yakuza Kiwami 3. However, he states that he believes that Sega will eventually release that game.

If Yakuza Kiwami 3 comes out, then it will be an expanded remake of Yakuza 3 in the same vein as the previous Kiwami titles. Since Yakuza Kiwami 2 came out in 2017, Sega has been releasing either new titles continuing the mainline story (as with Yakuza: Like a Dragon and 8) or new games set in the same universe (Judgment). Time will tell what game Sega is holding this audition for, as well as when we'll get more news on Yakuza Kiwami 3.

More information on the auditions will come out later. The newest game in the Like a Dragon, or Yakuza series, is Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, which is available on the PS5, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One.

The post RGG Studio Holds Audition for New Game; Not Yakuza 3 Kiwami appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 6:00 PM

Sgt Frog New Anime Announced for Series 20th Anniversary Keroro Gunso

Kadokawa announced that a new season of the comedy anime series Sgt Frog, also known as Keroro Gunso, is now in production. A new 30 second promotional trailer showed the popular characters in the updated art style for the new series, and the official website for the series is now open.

The announcement of a new season of Sgt Frog is part of the 20th anniversary project celebrating the release of the original anime, which premiered in Japan on April 2004. In addition, the announcement social media post was accompanied by a Japanese caption that reads "Today is the first day of Keroro in the Reiwa Era."

The teaser trailer is available only in Japanese, and it opens with Sergeant Keroro, leader of the Keroro Platoon, screaming "I return to Pekopon!" For context, Pekopon is the name that the frog alien species Keroro belongs to calls planet Earth. The teaser showed Keroro, Tamama, Giroro, Dororo, and Kururu, as well as a brief glimpse at siblings Fuyuki and Natsume Hinata, Momoka Nishizawa, Mutsumi Hojo, Koyuki Azumaya, and Angol Mois.

You can check out the teaser trailer for the new Sgt Frog series here:


Despite the announcement of the Keroro Gunso anime series being made on April Fools' Day, the new anime season is real. The 20th anniversary project was originally announced back in March 23, 2024. In other Sgt. Frog news, anime boy versions of the Keroro Platoon appeared at Karaoke no Tetsujin locations in Japan back in September 2023.

A new Sgt Frog series is currently in production, with no release date announced. The original Sgt. Frog anime series is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

The post Sgt Frog Anime Announced for Keroro Gunso Anniversary appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 5:00 PM

CORONA EX by TO Books Manga Subscription Uses Google AI Translations

TO Books announced its CORONA EX service will offer English manga translations both done by publishing partners and AI via Google Translate. This is a paid subscription service that will cost $4.50 to use. [Thanks, MangaAlerts!]

To find out how the translation is done, someone would need to look at the series' pages. For example, the product listing for The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash specifically has the Seven Seas Entertainment logo and a message that reads, "All stories in this work is translated by our foreign partner publishers." Meanwhile, The Swordwoman With Curse is handled by Google Translate and AI. The product page for that one has a "translated by Google" image and a note that states, "All stories in this work is translated by Google Translate."

TO Books noted that the CORONA EX manga that uses Google Translate and AI for translations will experience two types of issues. The official facts page noted there will be errors. It also said that any bonus materials won't be translated. People will only get the base manga chapters when that is the translation method. In the case of official translations from companies like J-Novel Club, Seven Seas, or Tokyopop, the afterwards and extra content also won't appear outside of the normal volumes. 

Here is a list all of the manga on the CORONA EX site as of 2pm ET on April 1, 2024. The source of the translation is listed for each one. 

  • Ascendance of a BookwormI'll Do Anything to Become a Librarian! Parts 1-3 - J-Novel Club
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Youthful Journey - J-Novel Club
  • The Swordwoman With Curse - Google Translate and AI
  • The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash - Seven Seas Entertainment  

This has happened with manga releases. For example, Bushiroad announced at the end of 2023 that it would use Mantra Engine for AI translations of The Ancient Magus' Bride.

The post TO Books' CORONA EX Manga Subscription Uses Google AI Translations appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 4:00 PM

Days With Ollie - Hololive Indonesia visual novel starring Kureiji Ollie coming to PC Steam

A new visual novel starring Hololive Indonesia's Vtuber Kureiji Ollie will be available on PCs. The game will be titled Days With Ollie, and it will appear on April 19, 2024.

Despite making the announcement on April 1, 2024, Ollie gave assurance that this announcement was 100% legit and not part of an April Fools' Day prank. The official X accounts for Hololive Indonesia and Hololive English have both corroborated the announcement by sharing the visual novel's Steam page. People can thus immediately add the title to their wishlists on the platform.

The trailer for the upcoming visual novel is also available to watch via Kureiji Ollie's tweet right below. It shows that Indonesian will be the visual novel's primary language. However, the Steam page and the trailer's credits confirm that it will also be available in English.


The release of this title will add another entry to the list of official visual novels themed after Hololive Production Vtubers. The Japanese Hololive Vtuber Minato Aqua has released Aquarium on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. Doppelganger, which features six Holostars English -Tempus- male Vtubers, is also available on PC.

Days With Ollie will be available on PCs via Steam on April 19, 2024.

The post Hololive ID Visual Novel Days With Ollie Will Appear on PC appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 3:40 PM

Mint Fantome Is an Independent VTuber and Not With VShojo

Now that VShojo Vtuber Matara Kan is now doing a temporary summer podcast with Mint Fantome, the question came up as to whether or not Mint is affiliated with the company as well. During a preliminary stream discussing their new project, the two addressed the situation and noted that she is independent and not a part of VShojo at this time. 

Here is the full statement from the initial stream between Matara Kan and Mint Fantome. First, Matara brought it up at the 40:08 mark and said, "I did see this question a lot. I am going to address it. Is Mint VShojo? No. She is not." 

Mint Fantome then brought up how she is going to talk about her appearing with Matara and VShojo on April 4, 2024. She elaborated on it at the 40:26 mark and noted, "Basically, this is just us kind of having fun together. VShojo will be helping with some of the stuff, because Matara is [with] VShojo. But I'm just gonna be my little Minty self. I'm just me." 

Matara Kan then offered an example of a situation in which VShojo might help Mint Fantome. At the 40:44 mark, Matara stated: 

"So again, without spoiling too much, but for example, I am going to be attending [a] convention. So I asked them, 'Hey, can we maybe like also get her in?' And obviously I'm going to split stuff with her and things like that. She is on her own and the reason that VShojo is helping is because I'm a part of it. I also told all the girls in VShojo that for the next little bit I will be kind of prioritizing you and the podcast over them a bit. I'm sorry girls! They already know! They already know!"  

Here was that initial discussion between the two Vtubers:


Mint Fantome's announcement about her April 4, 2024 stream can be seen below:


The next Mint & Matara's Summer Special podcast episode will appear at 12pm PT/3pm ET/7pm UTC on April 8, 2024. 

The post Mint Fantome Is an Independent VTuber and Not With VShojo appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 3:00 PM

Uniqlo Detective Conan Collection Has 5 Case Closed Shirts

Uniqlo announced its next collection of anime shirts involves the series Detective Conan, which is known outside of Japan as Case Closed. There are five shirts to choose from, with all of them being unisex t-shirts for $24.90. 

All of the shirts are available in sizes XXS through XXXL. Gosho Aoyama drew all of the designs for them. Of the five designs, three feature small accents on the front of the shirt and the full design on the back. As the collection just launched, all of the designs are available at the time of writing. However, they will be sold both in retail stores and online, so if an item ends up being sold out it is possible it might still be at a local store.

Here's a full gallery of all the new Detective Conan Uniqlo shirts of Case Closed characters.

We saw another array of anime shirts at Uniqlo recently. Naruto Shippudenshirts showed up there at the beginning of March 2024. There was also a new selection of shirts that involved various Sanrio mascots dressed up as Hello Kitty in honor of her 50th anniversary.

Viz Media handles the Detective Conan, aka Case Closed, manga, and the anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. 

The post Uniqlo Detective Conan Collection Has 5 Case Closed Shirts appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 2:00 PM

Vtuber Mint Fantome Returns for Podcast With Vshojo's Matara Kan

On March 31, 2024, VShojo Vtuber Matara Kan shared a teaser for an April 1, 2024 announcement. Now, it turns out Vtuber Mint Fantome is returning to do a Mint & Matara's Summer Special podcast starting at 12pm PT/3pm ET/7pm UTC every Monday. 

First, here is that animated teaser video that Matara shared. It featured her summoning someone.


The official video for the upcoming podcast stream is already online. In the chat, there's an official announcement that reads, "This is not an April Fools'." There are no other videos on the new YouTube channel created for this endeavor. Matara and Mint noted that this will probably last for another 10 or so episodes and will likely be temporary.


Mint Fantome is an independent Vtuber who debuted back in July 2020, but then retired in April 2021. In addition to game streams, she also often sang and performed. For example, she did a joke cover of Neil Cicierega's "Bustin'." More seriously, here is her cover of the Re:Zero season 1 opening theme song "Redo."


Meanwhile, Matara Kan has been a Vtuber with VShojo since October 2023. She's an cockroach woman who often plays games or features chatting streams. She often takes parts in collabs with people both affiliated with the company or who are indepedent. For example, she took part in a March 2024 one with independent Vtuber Quinn Benet.

The Matara Kan and Mint Fantome podcast episodes will air at 12pm PT/3pm ET/7pm UTC every Monday for a limited time. There is also merchandise tied to the podcast series and Vtubers.

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Siliconera Monday, April 1, 2024 1:00 PM

Sonic the Hedgehog IHOP Promotion Includes Meals, DLC

Sega announced Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to IHOP, with the restaurant offering meals based on characters and digital Stack Market  rewards. The Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose, Knuckles, Shadow, and Dr. Eggman meals, gift cards with the characters on them, and rewards tied to recent games will appear apparently until May 5, 2024.

First, there are six meals. Most of them are intended to be eaten at breakfast, though there are also some more general and dessert-like items. Sonic's Blue Blur Special involves blueberry pancakes, while Shadow's Chaos Chocolate Pancakes involves chocolate chip pancakes. Tails' 2x2x2 gives people two eggs, two pancakes, and either two pieces of bacon or sausage. Dr. Eggman's Benedict involves poached eggs with ham and hollandaise. Amy's Sweet Strawberry Delight is the dessert, as it involves taking a waffle and putting vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and chocolate on it. Finally, Knuckles' Chicken Sandwich is a basic chicken sandwich with avocado, bacon, cheese, lettuce, ranch, tomato, and onion rings on the side. 

Here's the full image of the menu:

As for the digital rewards like Sonic the Hedgehog games and DLC, those can be accessed in the IHOP app. If you go to the rewards page, you can use the PanCoins you've earned from eating at the restaurant to acquire items. I checked the Stack Market app page and didn't see any items yet as of time of writing. However, Sega noted people will be able to get digital copies of Sonic Frontiers, Sonic Origins, and Sonic Syperstars, as well as a Sonic Superstars Amy Rose DLC costume. Normally, the Bank of Pancakes rewards involve free food.

IHOP also announced that it will have Pepsi Maple Syrup again, as well as offering a float version of it. 

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