Apr 14, 18:00

PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:03 PM
     Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons review

As LED lighting technology has improved, become more efficient, and more intelligent with app connectivity, its price has decreased. There's a huge range of LED lighting options to jazz up your gaming space or home, whether you stick the best LED strip lights around a monitor or desk, or adorn your walls with LED panels like the Nanoleaf Shapes series.

I've often found lighting for gamers to be on the plastic and tacky side – as if you can't enjoy gaming and good design simultaneously. But Nanoleaf does things differently, creating lights and decor that feel right in a modern home, or a gaming setup. If you want to add colorful accents to your walls, and you want to be able to link them up to your smart devices for total control and customization, you might have been looking at Nanoleaf's Shapes collection.

The Shapes Limited Edition Ultra Black Hexagons Starter Kit consists of 9 panels, which you can arrange in lots of different ways on your wall with sticky adhesive pads. You can also add to your setup later if you want a bigger panel. In this review, I'll share my honest experiences of setting up the Ultra Black Hexagons panels, what they're like to use, and importantly, what they look like in real life when the light is on and off.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:04 PM
     XCOM inspired space grand strategy game reveals world-changing update

Blending the international conflict, politics, and grand strategy of Civilization 6 and Crusader Kings 3 with the interstellar exploration of Stellaris, all wrapped in the sinister setting of an XCOM style alien threat, Terra Invicta is one of the most interesting early access games on Steam right now, and it's just been given a quite literally world-changing update. The latest major patch for the sci-fi strategy game makes a huge number of changes across its map, tech tree, and more.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:25 PM
     Fallout New Vegas mod takes aim at a lore-friendly map expansion

If you're here, you can't get enough of Fallout New Vegas and its irradiated Mojave. There's so much to love about Obsidian's world from Novac to Nipton, and with The Strip offering up a shining beacon to work towards, but what about across the Colorado River where Caesar's Legion resides? We don't get much, especially to the south of the map, and this in-progress, DLC-sized content mod wants to change that.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 11:30 AM
     Risk of Rain 2 prepares a big free update alongside new DLC

A free Risk of Rain 2 update is set to arrive soon, bringing a new map and artifacts to the top-notch co-op roguelike game as developer Gearbox Software prepares for the launch of its next big Risk of Rain 2 DLC Seekers of the Storm. In a new developer diary, the team digs into some of the gorgeous new environments we'll get to explore in the upcoming expansion. We also get a look at a special crossover with fellow roguelike darling Dead Cells, which lands alongside new map Verdant Falls in the free Devotion update.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:55 AM
     Helldivers 2 fire is

The Helldivers 2 fire is getting so out of control that even Arrowhead thinks it is "ridiculous," with fixes on the way to make sure that fire tornadoes and Hulk flamethrowers don't absolutely decimate you in the briefest of moments.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:32 AM
     The most divisive horror game ever is yours for less than $2 right now

From Balatro and Helldivers 2 to Last Epoch and Dragon's Dogma 2, 2024 is a year already stuffed full with some of the best new PC games you could ask for. Ahead of us lies the Elden Ring DLC, Manor Lords, FF14 Dawntrail, Frostpunk 2, and more. With that in mind, returning to a cult classic 2010 survival horror game probably isn't top of your list, especially when it comes with a notable list of caveats. Yet here we stand. I can't really recommend in good conscience that you buy Deadly Premonition. What I can say is that it's perhaps one of my favorite games of all time, and that it's currently 95% off in a Steam sale, meaning you'd pay less than $2 if you decided to pick it up right now.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 11:47 AM
     Best SSD for gaming 2024

Having the best SSD for gaming will seriously improve your gaming experience, and give your system a speed boost when running and loading the latest PC games. A solid-state drive (SSD) runs off flash memory to write and read data digitally, and any system can benefit from swapping from an aging mechanical drive to a more modern SSD. Since the advent of the NVMe protocol, high-capacity M.2 drive storage has never been so small or affordable. But which gaming SSD is right for your needs?

There are plenty of excellent gaming SSDs on the market, from well-known brands like Samsung, Corsair, and Western Digital, as well as more niche options that still perform well. To help you choose the best SSD for gaming, we've benchmarked the latest solid-state drives, comparing their read and write speeds against and reporting on their real-life performance compared to the manufacturer's claimed specs.

The latest PC games can require high storage requirements, meaning it's more important than ever to ensure your gaming PC or gaming laptop has plenty of available space. Using years of PC gaming experience and our in-house testing, we'll help you find the best SSD for gaming.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Among the onslaught of game trailers at the terribly named Triple-I Initiative was a release date for Gestalt: Steam & Cinder. It's a 2D platformer with a heavy dose of combat and a big upgrade tree, and there's a demo available now.

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Twinfinite Sunday, April 14, 2024 11:15 AM
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Siliconera Sunday, April 14, 2024 3:00 PM

What Are the Best New Spring 2024 Anime Series

We're seeing lots of new anime series on HIDIVE, Crunchyroll, and other streaming services as the Spring 2024 season begins, and it may be difficult to find which one is best for you. After all, we're seeing returning series like Konosuba and Black Butler, as well as new series like Kaiju No 8 and Mysterious Disappearances. Let's all talk about the shows we're watching or are excited about now.


I'm really curious about the Spring 2024 anime series Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Nightand Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young AgainThe former seems like it could be touching and an interesting drama where we see how people grow and connect. As for the latter, seeing a pair of grandparents get a second chance to be young sounds like a relaxing sort of series. -- Jenni


Jenni's picks are among the few new series I'm the most intrigued by. Sure, there are a lot of great new seasons of returning series like Black Butler and My Hero Academia, but, sadly, not a ton of brand new series. However, I can't help but be intrigued by the latest Isekai, Re:Monster. The idea of a guy reincarnating in the body of the weakest goblin in a fantasy world feels like a neat twist on the usual formula that demands at least a try. -- Cody

The post Which Spring 2024 Anime Are You Most Excited About? appeared first on Siliconera.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 14, 2024 4:50 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 14, 2024 3:52 PM

According to a recent statement by prominent leaker @MbKKssTBhz5.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, April 14, 2024 3:05 PM

Apr 14, 10:00

Kotaku Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:00 AM

Another week's in the books for 2024, and there were some interesting updates in the world of games, anime, and more. Battlefield 2042 is no more, no one knows what's next for Helldivers 2, Scrabbleis woke, and Hatsune Miku fans are mad. Let's get into it.


PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:51 AM
     Gorgeous roguelite monster tamer RPG having closed alpha soon

Aethermancer certainly looks like a game I'd love. Part monster tamer, part turn-based RPG, and part roguelite, the vibrant pixel graphics bring the next game from the Monster Sanctuary team at moi rai games to life in an astounding way. If, like me, this is the first you're hearing of Aethermancer and you can't get enough, it's having an alpha test soon that you can have a chance to get involved with.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 7:31 AM
     Unique but forgotten FPS game brought back from the dead by fans

Making a successful multiplayer shooter isn't easy. Not everyone can make an Overwatch, Fortnite, Call of Duty, or Apex Legends, and upcoming hero shooters like Marvel Rivals are entering an incredibly popular market in 2024, and we can easily say the same of the shooter space over the last decade too. LawBreakers was one of the unlucky ones, as the low-gravity hero shooter never got the playerbase it needed to lift off the ground, but thanks to a fan campaign for new servers, it might just be coming back.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 7:28 AM
     Lethal Company update 50 is here and it's the biggest yet

I love Lethal Company, but it's been a little while since I teamed up with friends to explore those hostile moons and attempt to hit our scrap quota. That's about to change, however, as Lethal Company update 50, also known as 'the hopping update,' arrives on Steam courtesy of solo developer 'Zeekerss.' It might have been a while in the making, but this is looking like the largest Lethal Company we've seen, packing in multiple new locations, several dangerous entities to watch out for, and a whole host of balance changes.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:12 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links April 2024

April 14, 2024: We've checked for the latest new codes to claim free dice links for today.

How can I get Monopoly Go free dice links? The household favorite board game has been reimagined as a free-to-play application on smartphones, allowing everyone to experience the thrills of Monopoly on practically any device. Everything that makes the board game special is here in Monopoly Go, so you'll be collecting properties and building hotels as you go around the board, and there are a variety of multiplayer minigames to get through along the way.

You're going to need to get your hands on Monopoly Go dice rolls, but they are difficult to come by no matter how far you are into the board game. There are ways to earn additional dice rolls, including logging into the game every day to collect daily bonuses, progressing further in the game, and inviting friends to try Monopoly Go. While you can also spend real money to unlock more dice rolls, you may want to give our list of Monopoly Go dice links a try instead. Take a look at all the currently active Monopoly Go free dice links for today.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:08 AM
     Free FF14 Dawntrail character creator has the new race right now

The Final Fantasy 14 Dawntrail character creator and benchmark tool is finally here, not only letting you test your rig's capability with the expansion, but also giving us all some incredibly hype cutscenes and a character creator for the MMO's new playable race. I promise you'll be going through that benchmark over and over, screenshotting your new Warrior of Light doing anything remotely cool, because I know I am.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:07 AM
     Fallout London is delayed indefinitely to avoid Bethesda clash

The much-anticipated Fallout London has been delayed indefinitely, in order to avoid a potential clash with the imminent Fallout 4 next-gen update for the post-apocalyptic open-world RPG. One of the most ambitious and exciting fan projects ever, I and many others have been eagerly anticipating this vast Fallout 4 mod that's essentially the closest we'll get to a Fallout 5 any time soon. Previously pushed back to avoid the Starfield launch and set to release on Tuesday April 23, Team FOLON says that Fallout London will now come out "as soon as we've fixed it" following the Bethesda update.

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PCGamesN Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:55 AM
     The ultimate Fallout guide to getting started with the RPG series

It's official. The Fallout TV show on Amazon Prime is a hit with critics and fans alike, with a certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 85% audience score at the time of writing. Not too shabby for a videogame adaptation set in a violent post-apocalyptic world where former Vault dwellers must adapt to their new, irradiated surroundings.

Some of those who binge-watched Fallout season 1 will likely already be fans of the RPG games. We certainly enjoyed it, as you can see in our Fallout show review. However, if you are as new to this explosive series as a Vault Dweller is to the surface, welcome! It's great to have you here. Our comprehensive Fallout guide will give you the lowdown on all the games so far, which one you should start with, and tips for exploring post-apocalyptic America.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, April 14, 2024 8:57 AM

The Crew, Ubisoft's 2014 racing game, closed its doors on March 31st. After that date, launching the game took you to a splash screen and then presented an error message when trying to advance, because the servers are no longer offline.

Ubisoft have now taken the extra step of revoking The Crew licenses from purchasers and removing it from their library.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:00 AM

Sundays are for making a heroic dent in the bottle of Japanese whiskey I bought to celebrate the RPS job. Before I make the highballs I've been craving since playing LAD: Infinite Wealth, prior to answering the door in a snakeskin jacket and shouting KIRYU-CHAAAAAN! at the Greggs driver, prior to wondering if maybe I'm a little too impressionable, let's read this weeks best writing about games (and game related things!)

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Twinfinite Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:20 AM
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Siliconera Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:00 AM

The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet Is a Touching Manga

The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet is one of those manga series that offers a slow burn. However, its first volume suggests that we're going to gradually watch a meaningful relationship between two characters grow as we also learn more about their world. We're seeing how a predator and prey situation grows into an actual relationship.

The world of the series is a fascinating one. All animals are also capable of shape shifting into more human (or humanoid) versions of themselves. We begin with a dragon, who appears young despite being older due to the way his species ages, being targeted. This is because of rumors and myths about dragon flesh, which cause other races to want to devour it.

Naturally, this attracts the white tiger. She's initially interested in getting and feeding upon the dragon's flesh. However, upon spending time with him, she just… doesn't. Instead, the two end up getting closer and coexisting. We see this develop into not just a situation where she's not just protecting her future meal with her immense strength and skill. The dragon looks young and small, due to his age, but he's much smarter than the tiger is. Due to the nature of tigers being a much shorter-lived species and more reactionary, she's not as book smart and may not read situations as well, and so he's helping her as well.

We're seeing all these situations in which they help each other. It can absolutely feel friendly, but perhaps even familial as well. The tiger is becoming protective of the dragon. She's looking out for him and we can even see concern. Likewise, she ends up meaning something to him. It becomes more than maybe outsmarting her to use the situation to his advantage. He's willing to hurt himself to save her, showing how quickly the stakes increase.

I also love the idea of how the lore surrounding the dragon and tiger could end up shaping the story and their relationship going forward in the manga in The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet. We're learning more about the dragon and tiger races bit by bit as the story goes on, due to interactions with other creatures. Moments when other members of their species come up also end up proving quite insightful. It lays groundwork for both playing big parts in later volumes.

With The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet, we get to see this fascinating dynamic develop between the tiger and the dragon in the first volume of the manga. The two come to understand and even rely upon each other, and what I'm seeing here in the first installment makes me want to see how their relationship progresses. Likewise, the lore that's building up around them is gradually becoming more fascinating.

The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet volume 1 is available now, and Yen Press will release volume 2 of the manga on August 20, 2024. 

The post The Tiger Won't Eat the Dragon Yet Is a Touching Manga appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, April 14, 2024 4:05 AM
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