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Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 5:00 PM

Destiny 2 is back on the menu thanks to a brilliant new horde mode called Onslaught. As players return to the sci-fi shooter MMO in droves following the free Into The Light update that's been showering them with loot, a lot of you are no doubt behind on the latest top gear. Fortunately, Apex Predator is arguably the…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 4:41 PM

Two years after he made his debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, we finally know who is voicing Shadow the Hedgehog in Paramount's live-action movies. Keanu Reeves of The Matrix, Cyberpunk 2077, and John Wick fame is voicing the Ultimate Lifeform in Sonic the Hedgehog 3.


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 4:00 PM

FPS Fest, a large Steam sales event featuring big and small PC shooters is happening right now, and we've got a list of some of the biggest and best deals to grab before the event ends later this month.


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 3:45 PM

Amazon's Fallout show is, miraculously, pretty fun and great. It manages to capture the satire of the games and somehow makes it even sharper by trimming much of their fat. Because of this, the elements which the show lifts from the games feel like they're lent even more space to shine prominently, and this is…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 3:40 PM

Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks is apparently a liar, as a Florida-based modder has taught Sony's first PlayStation console how to do something rather unexpected. Specifically, the tinkerer turned the homebound system into a handheld console using a bunch of hot glue and magnetic wires.


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 3:30 PM

It's not often that I kick down someone's door and get real close to their face to tell them something Homer Simpson-style, but dear readers, one of the best games of 2021 is so cheap right now it's practically a steal. If you haven't played Before Your Eyes, it's available on Steam for real cheap for a few more days.…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 3:15 PM

As I play through the sci-fi adventure that is Harold Halibut, I am often reminded of walking through an aquarium. It's partially because the game's gorgeous environments are submerged in, but it's also because I feel a childlike frustration at the events unfolding in front of me. Like a kid tapping the glass in hopes…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 2:30 PM

Respawn's hero shooter battle royale Apex Legends is an incredibly inclusive game for the queer community. It has several playable LGBTQIA+ legends, has given players Pride Flag cosmetics to showcase their identities in-game, and developer Respawn even put a statement supporting trans rights in the game itself. After…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 2:23 PM

A recent update for Bethesda's popular post-apocalyptic spin-off, Fallout Shelter, added some characters from the Amazon Prime live-action TV show adaptation to the base-building game. While it's fun that you can now have some of these characters, like Lucy and Maximus, in your own digital vault, it also reveals their


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 1:50 PM

The 2024 gaming release calendar has hit a bit of a lull, and a conveniently timed GameStop sale on used games is a great way to quickly catch up on all of the biggest games you may have missed from earlier this year and beyond. A buy 2, get 1 free promotion will let you scoop up new hits like Dragon's Dogma 2 and Tekk…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 PM

Helldivers 2 players are famous proponents of the bit. Since the day the game launched, players have loved roleplaying as the nameless soldiers in the nightmarish galactic war that has been unfolding within it the last several months. At first, this spawned a number of funny videos and skits in which players pretended…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 12:33 PM

The original Doom, released in 1993, is a damn fine video game. But what if every time you picked up an item you had to pay a small fee to keep playing? That seems like a terrible way to experience this classic shooter. But someone went and made that version of Doom, just in case you were morbidly curious about what…


Kotaku Monday, April 15, 2024 12:15 PM


PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 5:47 PM
     This cyberpunk vampire FPS game has a free demo you can try now

Normally in co-op shooters, you play as a rag-tag group of individually helpless survivors - you need your team to survive in games like Left 4 Dead, Vermintide, and Back 4 Blood. In EvilVEvil, you're pretty ferocious in your own right, and that is because you play as a vampire armed, as it were, to the teeth. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you're in luck: EvilVEvil has a free demo you can play right now.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 4:24 PM
     Now's your chance to play this electrifying boomer shooter for free

Swords, shotguns, skeletons, and lots of bright and crunchy pixels - that's Project Warlock 2, which has been working its way through early access on Steam for the past two years. Now that it's had the chance to marinate a bit (and by that, we mean take in a lot of player feedback), developer Buckshot Software is opening Project Warlock 2 up to the general gaming public with a free open playtest.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:28 PM
     Blade Ball codes April 2024 – free skins and spins

April 15, 2024: There's a new Blade Ball code to use. Get swinging.

What are the new Blade Ball codes? Those who want to stand out while playing this dodgeball game can splash out on new weapons, skills, and even explosive effects. To get them, though, you need coins, and there are ways to instantly get a small amount of coins to roll the dice while getting a chance to open crates and maybe pull a rare sword skin. 

There are other similar games on the Roblox platform, so be sure to get all the latest Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to get yourself ripped or learn the secret of Berry Avenue codes if you'd rather live a calmer virtual life. Here are all the latest Blade Ball codes, how to enter them, and where to find more.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:25 PM
     Berry Avenue codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: Get ahead with this Head Slime code for Berry Avenue.

What are the new Berry Avenue codes? Rather than being a conventional Roblox game that uses tower defense, RPG, or shooting game-style mechanics, Berry Avenue is a playground where you can buy a house, work a job, or drive around without a care in the world looking fabulous.

However, you may have noticed that everyone else looks much more stylish than most Roblox experiences. Is this because of the time they spent playing the roleplay sandbox game or perhaps linked to how much they paid in real-world money? While you're here, you should know that we also keep lists of Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Anime Adventures codes to get you some free items and rolls for those games.

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

PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:24 PM
     Bee Swarm Simulator codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: With Spring now in full bloom, we're searching high and low for new Bee Swarm Simulator codes.

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 15, 2024 3:22 PM
     Arm Wrestle Simulator codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: A new AWS code dropped for the Magic World 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.

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

PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:21 PM
     Anime Souls X codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: Two new Anime Souls X codes have arrived for UPD 17.

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 15, 2024 3:17 PM
     Anime Dimensions codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: We're looking around for new Anime Dimensions codes.

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 15, 2024 3:18 PM
     Anime Fighters Simulator codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: We've had another look around for new Anime Fighters Simulator codes.

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.

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

PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:23 PM
     Arsenal codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: We've had another good look around for new Arsenal codes.

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 15, 2024 3:01 PM
     This underrated Weird West roguelite shooter just got a big update

There are lots of things to like about the "Weird West" setting for a shooter - it has such a distinctive look, and somehow the ghosts and Lovecraftian horrors feel right at home in the early 1900s. The main thing, though, is that the guns are cool. This is something that Soulslinger Envoy of Death understands very well, and fans who've already jumped into early access have a big new update to check out today.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:16 PM
     Anime Champions Simulator codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: Two new ACS codes are in for the game hitting 200 million visits.

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 15, 2024 3:13 PM
     The Pimax Crystal Super is about to revolutionize VR gaming

Pimax is going all in on a new high-end premium VR headset, the Crystal Super. It features the world's first changeable optical engine for both QLED and Micro-OLED. In simple terms, you'll be seeing far more, and in greater detail, compared to the already class-leading Pimax Crystal.

Speaking of the Pimax Crystal, it features on our list of the best VR headsets for its incredible display and visual fidelity, but the Crystal Super is about to blow it out of the water. Based on numbers alone, the Crystal Super will increase the total pixel count from 16.6 million to 29.6 million.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:15 PM
     Anime Ball codes April 2024 – Free spins and yen boosts

April 15, 2024: We're back looking for new Anime Ball codes.

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 15, 2024 3:00 PM
     Pimax reveals Crystal Light VR headset, a true Valve Index competitor

During its Frontier event, Pimax unveiled the Crystal Light VR headset, its price conscious device targeting a much broader audience than its premium Crystal offering. The headline is an MSRP less than half that of the Crystal, while standalone features are removed in favor of a focus on PCVR.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 3:14 PM
     All Star Tower Defense codes April 2024

April 15, 2024: A new ASTD code is in for the latest update. Another is due around this time next week.

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 15, 2024 1:39 PM
     Dying Light 2 is getting a terrifying nightmare difficulty mode

Just like in the original Dying Light, nighttime in Dying Light 2 is pretty spooky: it's when the game's most terrifying enemies come out to play, and getting spotted by any of them triggers a chase that sends you scurrying along the rooftops looking for sanctuary. If that's been too much of a cakewalk for you, you're in luck: TechLand is about to add a new nightmare difficulty mode, and it's going to change things up significantly.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 1:00 PM
     Frostpunk 2 is a painful city-building dream, and you can try it now

Frostpunk 2 is a never-ending, hopeless, soul-crushing experience, and I can't wait to jump back in. For the uninitiated: Frostpunk 2 is a city-building game set after most of humanity has been wiped out by a volcanic winter. You order the construction of building districts, set laws, plan expeditions, and research so you and yours can have a better future… in theory.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 12:59 PM
     Astrea, Zoeti, and 5 more at $2.85 in deck-building games bundle

The latest Humble Bundle, the Devious Deckbuilders Bundle, brings together a selection of seven popular deck-building games at only $20 for the lot, which works out as $2.85 each. Normally, you'd be paying $159 for them. If you like to justify game purchases by working out what you pay for each hour of gameplay, it's a vanishingly small number for this bundle.

PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 12:30 PM
     All Monopoly Go events, tournaments, dates, and rewards

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

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

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 12:24 PM
     The 37 best Fallout 3 mods

What are the best Fallout 3 mods? Despite being released way back in 2008, Fallout 3 remains one of the unrivaled favorites of the Bethesda series. If you're coming back to the game for yet another playthrough, you might want to overhaul things a little - or a lot - with some Fallout 3 mods.

As the Fallout show gives the series a new surge of popularity, maybe you're new, back, or never left, but are looking for a new experience in the apocalypse game. Luckily, the modding community never went away, and there are still thousands of game-changing Fallout 3 mods available, from visual overhauls to entirely new questlines, and we've listed our favorites below. While you're downloading, check out our Fallout show review for our thoughts of the adaptation.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 12:18 PM
     Snowrunner to get some competition in this survival driving sim

It's certainly fun to fire up something like Forza Motorsport and attempt to set a new land speed record in one of the flashiest modern supercars on the market. Still, speed isn't everything, and as Snowrunner has taught us, going slow can be its own kind of fun - especially when it means carefully navigating over terrain that would instantly kill the average Bugatti. There's a new game called Icebound lining up to take a bite from the Snowrunner pie, and it's throwing in a few new elements to keep things exciting.

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PCGamesN Monday, April 15, 2024 12:05 PM
     Robending Online codes April 2024

What are the newest Robending Online codes? While plenty of anime-inspired Roblox experiences exist, this one is based on Avatar: The Last Airbender. As you master your primary element, you'll be able to earn spins. These will allow you to take on a sub-element if you're lucky, but are quite rare.

However, with the help of Robending codes, you'll get some free spins and potentially other freebies. This Roblox game is all about building your elemental abilities, and our Robending codes should help make your avatar stronger. When you're finished redeeming codes here, we also have guides on Blox Fruits codes and Fruit Battlegrounds codes if you want to get ahead in those popular games.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 15, 2024 2:42 PM

Just Cause developers Avalanche have become home to the latest union in the games industry, with over 100 staff at the Swedish studio set to be covered by a new agreement formed with local labour unions.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 15, 2024 2:06 PM

The former president of Blizzard has suggested that players should have the option to tip developers after finishing a game. That's on top of paying $70 for the game in the first place, mind.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 PM

Co-op smash-hit Lethal Company has received its first update in a couple of months, and it's a biggie! Version 50 brings a new map and some new creatures to contend with, alongside some changes that make being a shovel-wielding monster-slayer or speedrunning the game a bit less easy.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 15, 2024 1:02 PM

Fallout: London, the Fallout 4 mod set in a post-apocalyptic English capital that's large enough to effectively be its own game, has been hit by an indefinite delay just two weeks from its planned release date. The reason? Fallout 4's long-in-the-works next-gen update is now due to drop just two days after London's planned launch date, which its fan devs say will "simply break" the ambitious project.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 15, 2024 1:00 PM

My city has become far too egalitarian for the Icebloods. Marxist policy choices mean the faction are now protesting in my coal mines, shutting down a vital heat pipeline and fomenting further dissent among the now freezing broader populace. It is, regrettably, time to talk. They want me to pass the Apex Workers decree, a darwinian shift towards culling the weak while enhancing the strong. That'll mean a tasty increase to production efficiency, so I'm not complaining - but the Technocrats will, so the vote won't pass unless I can persuade the Machinists, their less extreme cousins, to support the bill. Not to worry: I promise the Machinists they can choose the next law we vote on, and watch a chunk of undecided voters shift towards implied eugenics.

The Frostpunk 2 beta has rammed home how different my role is to Frostpunk 1's dictator. I'm more of a smooth talkin', palm-greasin' mayor tasked with keeping a dozen ideologically-opposed plates spinning above a city that could be one harsh blizzard from disaster. I like it, even though at times this jaunt to the a-popsicle-ypse can feel less like solving a crunchy puzzle and more like wading through politics soup.

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Twinfinite Monday, April 15, 2024 6:43 PM
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There's something for every kind of VALORANT fan

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Gotta catch all these great gifts!

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Let's journey back to the frozen wastes and see what new!

Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 7:00 PM

Artist Masayuki Doi Comments on Nahobiho in SMT V: Vengeance

Atlus recently shared some words from artist and character designer Masayuki Doi about the new Nahobiho demon debuting in the upcoming SMT V: Vengeance.

The artist revealed that the Nahobiho does not belong to the Nahobino race, also known as Unified God or Gouitsujin in Japanese. Instead, they are a Fairy race, Jack Frost, that admires and wants to become a Nahobino, so they practice until they become stronger and achieve this new form.

Doi also shared that the Nahobiho is a demon that fans who played the original SMT V release were expecting to see in the game. He also mentioned that a Frost character based on the main character has never appeared in a numbered Megaten entry, since Raiho and Ai-ho were Frost versions of Raidou Kuzunoha from the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha spin-off series, and Ringo from the recent Soul Hackers 2.

The new Nahobiho demon was originally introduced in the reveal trailer for SMT V: Vengeance. However, the recently released second trailer showed players controlling the Nahobiho in the open field, not just as an ally demon used in battle. We still don't know how this mechanic will work. A recent teaser also showed the new Demon Backyard (or Demon Haunts) mechanic.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024.

The post Artist Masayuki Doi Comments on Nahobiho in SMT V: Vengeance appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 6:30 PM

Keanu Reeves Shadow the Hedgehog

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the third Sonic the Hedgehog movie will feature Keanu Reeves as the voice of Shadow. The film is set to release in cinemas on December 20, 2024, and the director teased Shadow's appearance back in November 2023.

The leak originated from The John Campea Show, a movie-focused podcast and YouTube channel. In a video on the channel, Campea describes how he was told of the casting by someone "very connected" at the afterparty for a showing of The Fall Guy at Cinemacon 2024 in Las Vegas.

Reeves is well known for his role in the Wachowski Sister's The Matrix trilogy (1999 - 2021), as well as in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), and more recently the John Wick series (2014 - 2023).

You can watch the episode of The John Campea Show in question below, with the relevant section beginning at 24:39.


Jim Carrey is also set to star in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, returning to his role as series antagonist Dr Robotnik. A spin-off show featuring Idris Elba's Knuckles is also set to debut on Paramount+ on April 26, 2024.

Keanu Reeves is reportedly voicing Shadow in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie, which is set to release in cinemas on December 20, 2024.

The post Keanu Reeves Reportedly to Voice Shadow the Hedgehog in Sonic 3 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 5:00 PM

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, XIV, XVI Heading to Uniqlo

Uniqlo and Square Enix announced the release of a new line of Final Fantasy t-shirts based on the Pixel Remasters, Final Fantasy XIV, and Final Fantasy XVI. There are 7 t-shirts in the new collection, each one costs 1,500 yen (or about $9.73,) and they are expected to release in Japan on late June 2024.

There is no information yet on whether the t-shirts will appear overseas, or when. The are 3 FF Pixel Remaster shirts, and their designs include illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano and pixel art sprites, side by side. The first design features a Goblin from the original Final Fantasy, the second one features the original Yoshitaka Amano design for the Moogles, and the last one focuses on Terra and Mog from FFVI.

Meanwhile, there are 2 FFXIV t-shirts. One features an illustration of the Warrior of Light, and the other one has the chocobo Alpha, a Fat Cat, and a Moogle poking out of a chest pocket. The last two t-shirts are inspired by FFXVI. One of them has Torgal howling at the moon with the caption "escape this fate that he might one day look upon the moon again together," and the second one features all the Eikons in the main game.

You can also take a better look at the new Uniqlo Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, FFXIV, and FFXVI t-shirts here:

Other recent Uniqlo Japan collaborations feature a collection of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom t-shirts, a collection inspired by the Detective Conan (or Case Closed) anime series, and a new Sanrio line.

The new Uniqlo Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, Final Fantasy XIV, and Final Fantasy XVI t-shirts collection will be available in Japan on late June 2024.

The post Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, XIV, and XVI Shirts Heading to Uniqlo appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 4:00 PM

FFVII Rebirth Cid and Aerith Meeting Borrowed From Novel

Aitai Kuji owner Audrey Lamsam has been sharing insights from the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Ultimania book about the game, and the latest revealed that Cid Highwind and his interactions with Aerith Gainsborough here are shaped by the FFVII Traces of Two Pasts novel

Here is Lamsam's full Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Ultimania summary going over the shared background between Cid and Aerith for the FFVII remake trilogy. The section discussing him and his appearance apparently said he met Aerith and her mother Ifalna at Shinra back when he was with the company.


People can get the Final Fantasy VII Traces of Two Pasts novel in English, should they want to explore its insights into Aerith and Tifa from FFVII Rebirth. It launched in November 2022. There's no English release window for FFVII Rebirth Ultimania yet, however.

Lamsam's update also included details about the confirmed age of Cid in FFVII Rebirth. He is 32. We also know how old Cissnei, Elena, Glenn, and Vincent are, as the book revealed their ages or estimated age. 

The book also confirmed work on the third entry in the trilogy is progressing. Tetsuya Nomura said the story is done and voice acting recording could start in the near future. There's no release window for FFVII remakepart 3 yet.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and its demo are available on the PS5, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024. FFVII Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC, and FFVII Ever Crisis is available on the PC and mobile devices. FFVII Rebirth Ultimania is available in Japan.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 3:00 PM

Square Enix is gearing up for the release of the fifth Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Dawntrail. As part of the marketing cycle, players now have access to the FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark tool ahead of the expansion's release. However, it is making many player's characters look much worse in the process, including my own.

The Benchmark's purpose is to mainly test the player's computer to make sure it is up to par for the new PC requirements for the expansion. But it also gives players a glimpse of what's to come. If you happen to have your character's appearance data saved locally on your computer, you can even view how they'll look with the major graphical update in 7.0.

Despite being a primarily PlayStation player, I booted up the Benchmark on my laptop to see how my player would look with the new expansion, which I recommend other players to do. In the end, I found my adorable little blue-haired Lalafell looks both worse and better in certain ways due to the graphical changes.

What I appreciate about the underrated Lalafells in this update is they can now look more adult and mature than before. But the graphical changes ruined the color and appearance of my character's hair and eyes, which I will have to change when the update comes out. In addition, my Lalafell's eyes look soulless now, as you can see in the screenshot I took above.

Fortunately for me, these changes are relatively easy to fix. But for some other players, the FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark is making them look significantly worse on a widespread scale. For the most part, Au Ra, Lalafell, and Elezen characters benefited from these graphical changes, but the other races didn't fare as well.

The human-like Hyur look fine, but others like the Miqote need quite a lot of changes to make their characters look viable again. That is all before talking about the issues with the Viera. The poor bunny people got the short end of the stick with these graphical changes around their eyes and nose.

It was even to the point where Viera and Au Ra were both trending worldwide on social media after the FFXIV Benchmark tool's release, and Viera continue to be as of April 15, 2024. Viera were trending for the rampant issues with how they look, while the Au Ra were mostly trending for the opposite reason. In the case of Viera, they lost some of the edge they have. They look softer, brighter, and younger, which negatively affects many player characters.

Here's a tweet from NawlienSuzu offering an example of the change:


There is a general shininess to skin with this graphical update. Again, this benefits some like the Au Ra, but hurts other races, particularly furrier ones like Miqote. There is even concern this update could make some NPCs look not nearly as attractive.

The best thing most players can do right now is prepare for this major shift. There is no avoiding these changes, and players could try and look at this from a positive light. The new expansion is a chance to start fresh with a new makeover for your character. For some, maybe even a total remake with a new race they've never used before. This all works, too, with the current state of the Warrior of Light in the story.

To prepare for this, I highly suggest all players download the FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark tool. This way, you can play around with the new looks and see what works best for you. You also get a warning as to if your character will need a makeover. There are still months until the expansion's release, so this is the time to address these issues. That way, you don't have to sit in the character creator screen for hours upon the expansion's release when you could enjoy the new content.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on July 2, 2024. A FFXIV Dawntrail benchmark tool is available right now on PCs.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 2:30 PM

Caravan Stories Magic Academy

Aiming has announced that it will end its services for Caravan Stories: Magic Academy on June 14, 2024, at noon JST. The company has also immediately ceased all microtransactions for the mobile game's premium gem currency. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The mobile game, which is also known by its Japanese title KyaraSuto: Mahou Gakuen, is a spin-off of Aiming's online fantasy RPG Caravan Stories. The mobile game's story takes place eight years before the original title. Aiming launched Magic Academy on April 25, 2022, so the title had still yet to reach its second anniversary when the company announced its end of service.

Companies usually provide a reason for pulling the plug on live service games. Aiming also did so when it announced the Nintendo Switch version of Caravan Stories with the common reason of "difficulty in providing services that could satisfy players."

However, Aiming did not provide any reasons when it announced Magic Academy's closure, so it puts the lifespan of the entire series—which had featured collaborations with Hololive and Oshi no Ko—into question.

The Japanese development team published a letter earlier on April 2, 2024, revealing that it had also announced the end of service for the Traditional Chinese version of the original Caravan Stories online RPG. However, the team also assured players in the Japanese version that the game will stay active through the Golden Week holidays.

Caravan Stories: Magic Academy is available on iOS and Android mobile devices in Japan until June 14, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 2:00 PM

New Zenless Zone Zero Teaser Stars Koleda

HoYoVerse is continuing its rollout of Zenless Zone Zero character teasers with a peek at Koleda. The brief video shows the heroine relaxing. 

Here's the new teaser trailer for Koleda:


Koleda is a Belobog Heavy Industries character in Zenless Zone Zero. (Yes, that is the same name as a city in the other HoYoVerse game Honkai: Star Rail.) We already know she's an S-rank character, from past tests, as well as that she deals Strike type damage with her huge hammer. Some of her skills also inflict Fire damage on enemies, such as her Special Attack and Ultimate. Other characters in her organization include Anton, Ben, and Grace.  

This is the second recent teaser for one of the playable characters present in Zenless Zone Zero. Earlier in April 2024, we got to see the Cunning Hares' Nekomiya Mana, who also goes by Nekomata. She also ended up being the person on the game's calendar for the month.

As a reminder, people will soon get a chance to try out Zenless Zone Zero again. The Amplifying Test is available for PCs and mobile devices starting on April 18, 2024. The PS5 Technical Test sign-ups are open until April 17, 2024. That console test begins on April 25, 2024. 

Zenless Zone Zero will come to the PS5, PC, and mobile devices. There's no release date for it yet.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 PM

Pokemon Frienda - new arcade game for kids

Marvelous and Takara Tomy Arts have revealed Pokemon Frienda, a new Pokemon arcade game for kids. The new game will appear in arcade centers across Japan in July 2024.

The new arcade game's cabinet will feature a touchscreen, gameplay buttons, and item scanners. Catching Pokemon in the arcade game will make it generate Frienda Picks, which players can then insert into the scanner to form their Pokemon party.

The game will assign an attack type to each Pokemon during battles. The player will then have which Pokemon to send to launch super-effective attacks.

Players will have to insert 100 yen to start a game session. However, the game may also ask for another 100 yen every time a prompt to generate a new pick appears. A single game session can therefore cost up to 600 yen with a maximum of five Pokemon picks generated.

Marvelous will also add several item compatibility features with Pokemon Mezastar, which launched earlier in 2020. Pokemon tags from Mezastar that feature a shooting star mark will also be available to scan in Frienda. People who have a Memory Tag from the older arcade game will also be able to obtain "something nice" in the new entry.

Pokemon Frienda will be available in Japanese arcades in July 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 1:00 PM

Star Wars Coming to Fortnite, Including Lego Fortnite

Epic Games announced that Star Wars content is coming to all Fortnite modes, including Lego Fortnite. The update will apparently arrive on May 3, 2024. 

Epic didn't note which Star Wars properties will appear in the game. There are no images teasing specific characters. It only shared clips of the Star Wars logo alongside the names of Fortnite and the modes Lego Fortnite, Fortnite Festival, and Fortnite Battle Royale. 


Star Wars cosmetics already appeared in the game prior to this announcement. For example, people could get cosmetics and equipment based on characters like Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, Padme Amidala, the Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano, and Storm or Clone Troopers. 

The last major crossover involved the Avatar series. Characters like Aang, Zuko, and Korra showed up in the main mode of the game.

Another Lego Star Wars announcement is coming in May 2024 too. To celebrate May the Fourth, there will be a TIE Interceptor kit released on May 4, 2024. It will cost $229.99.


Fortnite is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and mobile devices, and Star Wars content is coming to the main game and modes like Lego Fortnite on May 3, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 15, 2024 12:30 PM

Pokemon Card Lounge at Shibuya Tsutaya

A new facility dedicated to Pokemon Trading Card Game will appear in Tokyo, Japan. The Pokemon Company is working with Culture Convenience Club to open the Pokemon Card Lounge at Shibuya Tsutaya on April 25, 2024.

As the facility's title suggests, people will be able to play Pokemon TCG on the lounge's tables. Those who come without their own decks can also borrow preset decks, including a limited number of Pokemon TCG Classic decks. The lounge will also offer 50 types of drinks and 30 types of snacks, which are available for free after people have paid the entry fee.

Playing TCG in Pokemon Card Lounge
Image courtesy of The Pokemon Company

People can pay 1,650 yen to access the lounge for the first 60 minutes and add 660 yen for every additional 30 minutes, or they can also pay 3,650 to stay for 3 hours. Private rooms that host up to four people are also available at 8,250 yen for the first hour with 3,300 yen for every 30-minute extension, or 18,500 yen for 3 hours straight. However, the lounge will only accept several cashless payment methods.

The lounge will also feature a sales area. It will sell exclusive merchandise ranging from stationery to apparel.

Pokemon Card Lounge merchandise
Image courtesy of The Pokemon Company

The Pokemon Company has also uploaded a new trailer showcasing the upcoming facility on its Japanese official YouTube channel:


Pokemon Card Lounge will be available on the fifth floor of Shibuya Tsutaya building in Tokyo, Japan, on the same day the building reopens on April 25, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 15, 2024 6:35 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 15, 2024 6:29 PM
     Fortnite JonesyFortnite's a global phenomenon, capturing the imaginations of gamers of all ages. With holiday seasons, birthdays, and all sorts of special occasions scattered around the year, it could be a difficult task to find the best Fortnite merch and gifts. Though Fortnite offers an unparalleled gaming experience with various game modes like LEGO Fortnite, the fun doesn't have to stop when you log off. The world of Fortnite extends far beyond the screen as there are licensed merchandise and gifts that will delight any fan. Whether you're looking for a way to rep your favorite game, level up your setup with themed gear, or find the perfect present for a fellow Fortnite superfan, there's something for everyone in our compiled list of the best Fortnite merch to consider purchasing this year. Monopoly: Fortnite Collector's Edition Get your Shields up. Screenshot by Dot Esports A Monopoly experience like no other. Screenshot by Dot Esports Most themed M...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 15, 2024 5:51 PM
     Wotlk Lich KingFinding the best World of Warcraft merch or gift for that WoW friend (or for yourself) can be tricky because there's so much out there, both official and not-so-official. However, these items from Blizzard Entertainment, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are worth checking out.  Our top picks for World of Warcraft Merch & Gifts 1) World of Warcraft Faction Crewneck Sweatshirts Sweatshirts are always a favorite. Images via Blizzard Entertainment. Remixed by Dot Esports. Factions are an integral part of your experience in WoW. And despite the hearty rivalry between the Alliance and Horde factions, they're both immensely enjoyable to play and offer unique experiences. But if you want to show your love for your faction, you can get the bold, navy blue Alliance crewneck or represent the dark side with the black and maroon Horde crewneck.  2) World of Warcraft Sylvanas Windrunner Bust Every inch of this bust is perfectly detailed and hand-painted. Images via B...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 15, 2024 5:32 PM
     Honkai Star Rail Forgotten Hall Memory Of Chaos Chronicle Of The White Nights Dream KingdomA new Memory of Chaos phase is now live in Honkai Star Rail's Forgotten Hall, and Chronicle of the White Nights Dream Kingdom is one of the easiest and most straightforward challenges we've seen in some time. As long as you have a decent lineup of strong units, you should be able to clear all 12 stages of Chronicle of the White Nights Dream Kingdom without much hassle. The later stages won't be easy, but thankfully, there aren't many teambuilding restrictions this time around. Honkai Star Rail Chronicle of the White Nights Dream Kingdom Guide As per usual, Chronicle of the White Nights Dream Kingdom will be live for 42 days. This Memory of Chaos phase begins on Monday, April 15, 2024, and will last until Monday, May 29, 2024. That's well into Honkai Star Rail version 2.2, so you can even wait for the new 5-star units from that update to debut if you want to use them in this Memory of Chaos challenge. Here's the Memory Turbulence effect fo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 15, 2024 4:21 PM
     What are Posthumous kills in MW3 and how to get themAs Modern Warfare 3 lives on, Sledgehammer games have added more creative ways to take out your enemy. From getting quickscoping kills to double kills, there's no shortage of innovative ways to down a foe. For Season 3 of MW3, a challenge requires eliminating your enemy after you've died. Sounds confusing right? Well it's called Posthumous kills, and we'll show what they are and how you can get them in MW3. MW3: What are Posthumous kills and how to get them Do you remember during Halo 3 multiplayer matches when you'd kill an enemy Spartan after you've died and got the "Kill From the Grave" badge? In MW3, the rules are the same. Not to be confused with Close Call kills which are different. These kills can be hard to pull off because being dead can make them a bit of a challenge. But if you've played games like Halo 3, it might just come naturally. So that same awesome feeling you got in that game might be found in MW3. Image: Sledgehammer Games How ...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, April 15, 2024 6:01 PM
     This week, Games Workshop is set to enrich the Warhammer universe with several releases, headlined by the Darkoath Army Set for Age of Sigmar. This set introduces new miniatures, including 20 Darkoath Marauders, five Darkoath Fellriders, a Chieftain on Warsteed, and a Wilderfiend, accompanied by a comprehensive Battletome Supplement: Darkoath. In addition to the Darkoath …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, April 15, 2024 5:27 PM
     Typhon Games has officially released "The Chronicles of Future Earth" in both print and PDF formats, a new cosmic fantasy roleplaying game crafted by acclaimed author Sarah Newton. Newton, known for her contributions to the RPG world with titles like "Mindjammer" and "Achtung! Cthulhu," brings her narrative expertise to this new venture, which is set …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, April 15, 2024 4:51 PM
     This week marks the launch of the third annual Beginner Box Days for Pathfinder Second Edition, hosted by r/Pathfinder2e. The event is designed to attract new players by offering free access to the Pathfinder Beginner Box, which includes the newly remastered version of the game known as "Pathfinder Remastered." From April 13 to April 21, …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, April 15, 2024 4:21 PM
     Cryptozoic Entertainment, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, has initiated a Kickstarter campaign for "Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game." The campaign quickly achieved its funding goal within one hour of going live. This new tabletop RPG, which is compatible with fifth edition (5E) rules, allows players to engage in adventures within the …

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, April 15, 2024 4:13 PM

No Rest for the Wicked will launch for PC via Steam Early Access.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, April 15, 2024 3:41 PM

Will launch alongside The Rising Tide DLC.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, April 15, 2024 3:07 PM

According to a recent statement from a spokesperson

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, April 15, 2024 2:35 PM

Star Wars Outlaws will launch on August 30.

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Level Up Monday, April 15, 2024 12:48 PM
     Despite currently being in the midst of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/04/09/avatar-the-last-airbender-skins-now-available-in-fortnite">a crossover event with Avatar: The Last…