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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:52 PM

Ascendant Studios and EA Originals' Immortals of Aveum is now on the Play List for all EA Play members.

The post Immortals of Aveum Now on the EA Play List appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:42 AM

All those that dive into Rockstar Games' GTA Online this week will be able to claim the Übermacht Cypher after completing The Gangbanger Robbery.

The post Übermacht Cypher Available This Week in GTA Online appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:55 PM

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is still seven months away, as the third live-action movie starring the blue blur and his angsty rival Shadow will premiere on December 20. And fans are eagerly anticipating the first trailer for the upcoming movie. Though some lucky ones were able to get a first look at a private event in April,…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:45 PM

New reporting claims that Microsoft's CEO is pushing all of its divisions to make more money and has put pressure on Xbox to publish even more of its games from some of its biggest franchises on PlayStation and Switch, leading to internal debates and "unease."


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:17 PM

Grand Theft Auto VI's release date, a never ending well of speculation and hype, has just gotten a little more exact. Take-Two announced in its latest earnings report that it expects the most-anticipated sequel ever to hit PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in fall of 2025.


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:10 PM

Diablo IV's Loot Reborn season isn't quite a version 2.0 overhaul, but its major changes to the action-RPG's loot and endgame have players falling back in love with the game and showering it with praise for the first time in several months. "Since the release of this season, I have played more than I slept lol," wrote


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:50 PM

On top of a slew of new Silent Hill games in the works, the franchise is also looking to make a comeback on the big screen. Return to Silent Hill, ( the first movie in the series since 2012's Silent Hill: Revelation), is currently in the works and looking to debut during this year's Cannes Film Festival. To give fans…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:34 PM

Ubisoft formally revealed Assassin's Creed Shadows on May 15, and like 2015's Assassin's Creed Syndicate before it, it will feature not one but two playable characters. One is an original character named Naoe, a ninja who bears the Hidden Blade weapon synonymous with the Assassin's Creed series. The other is Yasuke, a…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:55 PM

I bring good news for all you Mountain Dew lovers out there who also play Square Enix's popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. Starting today you can drink Dew, collect points, and unlock a giant bird mount as well as other goodies.


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:20 PM

Supergiant Games' roguelike Hades 2 has been out in early access for a little over a week and a half and it's been a pretty wonderful (and disgustingly hot) time so far. However, some players have had difficulty adjusting to protagonist Melinoë's dash, as well as her ability to sprint. Luckily for those folks,…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:10 PM

Modern games get patched all the time, and there are few things more low-key annoying than sitting down to dig into a meaty RPG or hop into a quick deathmatch only to see you've got to download an 8GB update. You start scrolling TikTok or dropping memes in the group chat and by the time you realize the game's finally…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:30 PM

Dawntrail, the next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, is just around the corner with a July 2 release date. Ahead of its launch, Square Enix pulled the curtain back on the job changes players can expect to see during the developer's latest live letter, which included our first in-depth look at the new Viper and…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:20 PM

Xbox-owned Activision has revealed a brand new AAA studio in Poland that will develop something other than Call of Duty, which most of Activision currently works on. This should be good news! The industry needs more studios after thousands of layoffs. However, last week, Activision's parent company, Microsoft,…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:13 PM

As someone who mostly passes through Animal Crossing each time a game comes out, it's easy to draw comparisons between why people love that series and the ways in which players connect to Pokémon. Sure, in Nintendo's life sim you're not "capturing" all the animal villagers, but people still collect their favorites and…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:10 PM

Super Mario 64's Cool, Cool Mountain is probably one of the most iconic snow levels in gaming history, but did you know that people have spent the past 28 years trying to get through a single door? That is until earlier this week, when a Youtuber named pannenkoek2012 uploaded a video explaining how to get through…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:55 AM

FaZe Clan, the massively popular conglomerate of pro gamers, streamers, and online personalities, is trying to reinvent itself after a catastrophic IPO and recent purge of a majority of its members. It's now partnering with DraftKings to do that, taking $11 million from the sports betting app to explore new…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:10 AM

With a sequel to 2023's Super Mario Bros. Movie currently in the works, it's only natural for fans to start casting the new characters they want to appear. Anyone from Yoshi to King Boo is on the table for a sequel, and they will all likely be voiced by some high-profile talent. One character fans are hollering for is


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:50 AM

The PlayStation 5 has sold just over 59 million units since it launched in 2020, which is slightly less than PS4's sales in the same timeframe, as it sold roughly 60 million consoles four years into its lifecycle. And from the sound of it, those PlayStation 5s only account for roughly half of PlayStation's active…


Kotaku Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:20 AM

Every now and then a corporation is at least a bit funny when going about their late-stage capitalism. For instance, Samsung has released an absolutely perfect diss-ad response to Apple's recent crushing PR disaster.


PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:12 PM
     GTA 6 release window confirmed by Take-Two Interactive

It can't be over a decade since Grand Theft Auto V launched, it just can't be. That's a modern game, one that came out recently, not one that launched way back in 2013. So it's always a slight surprise that we're nudging at GTA 6 so soon. Today we received confirmation that we may be seeing the next title sooner than many expected, with Take-Two Interactive confirming the game's release window.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:15 PM
     Dave the Diver gets hunted by the biggest sushi in free Godzilla DLC

All the man wanted was a bit of sushi. Instead, poor Dave the Diver got tasked with rebuilding a bar, hunting and being hunted by underwater creatures, and now he's got something much bigger to go up against. We've known for a while that Godzilla is coming to the game in May but the release details are out now, and everyone's favorite Kaiju will be rising from the deeps very soon.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:37 PM
     GTA 6 release date window, trailers, and latest Rockstar Games news

When is GTA 6 coming out? Given how many years it takes to create open worlds of the same caliber as GTA 5, it's no surprise that Rockstar Games has already spent years developing GTA 6. However, like most developers, Rockstar prefers to keep its secrets close to its chest until they're close to the end of development - and Take-Two has now confirmed when exactly we can expect it to arrive.

The Grand Theft Auto 6 release date has certainly been a long time coming. Early gameplay leaks of GTA 6 surfaced online last year, along with lines of source code and development footage for the open-world game. There's been plenty of rumors and speculation surrounding the release date since then, but we finally have confirmation of the launch window, story, and setting right here on PCGamesN. Here's all the latest on the GTA 6 release date, including trailers and news.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:56 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 gets biggest Steam discount yet in new sale

It feels extremely strange that Baldur's Gate 3 only came out a few months ago. It's been a hell of a not-quite-year for the RPG, winning more awards than I can shake a stick of +3 shaking at, selling tons, and becoming renowned as one of the greatest RPGs of all time. With all that going on it hasn't been discounted too often, but it's just hit a new historical low on Steam in a brand new sale.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:53 PM
     Homeworld 3 review - a great new entry in a classic RTS series

Homeworld 3 is something of a time capsule. Arriving two full decades after the previous game in the main series, it feels like it's been dropped out of hyperspace from an alternate dimension, one where the initial '90s RTS boom never faded into obscurity. For Homeworld 3, remarkably little has changed - this is the same balletic, fully 3D RTS combat the original two Homeworld games pioneered.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:41 PM
     New Hades 2 patch drops making Melinoë faster and resources simpler

Sometimes when a game enters early access it feels like the conversation is one sided. Thankfully, there are times when games go through the process properly, and Hades 2 is shaping up to be one of them. The first patch for the game has just launched and nearly everything included is targeted at community feedback, showing that just like Frasier Crane, Supergiant Games is listening.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:18 PM
     The best tycoon games to play in 2024

What are the best tycoon games? Whether you're after classic park management or taking charge of a complex, nuanced business, there are plenty of great options to choose from right now across various themes. This classic genre has had plenty of love since its early days, with sequels and new blood galore.

While there are plenty of classic tycoon games we could talk about - many of which are some of the best PC games available - we've kept the definition relatively broad, as there are plenty of management games that you may not consider strictly 'tycoon' games but have strong business or economic themes with the mechanics to back them up. From criminal underworlds and banana republics to high-seas trading and taking commerce to the final frontier, here are the best tycoon games we think you should check out.

PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:09 PM
     DayZ dev's free looter shooter hits Steam and actually costs $20

DayZ's Bohemia Interactive is a developer that cut its teeth on PC gaming, so it was always a bit strange that its latest game, the free-to-play Vigor, wasn't initially released on our beloved platform of choice. Hitting consoles way back in 2018, it's taken until now to come to PC via Steam. And, unfortunately, there's a catch.

PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:42 PM
     The best Ark mods 2024

What are the best Ark mods in 2024? The dino-survival multiplayer game has been immensely popular ever since it was released seven years ago, with a whole host of content added post-launch. If you've exhausted everything vanilla, however, or you fancy some unofficial extra goodies to wrap your talons around, these Ark mods are for you.

Worry not, Ark fans, because we've got a list of the best Ark mods right here. Ranging from rideable dodos and turtles to volcanoes and pirates, this has everything you need to spice up the dino-based survival game. You can get each mod working on your Ark server by simply subscribing to it on the linked Steam Workshop page - it's that easy! Alternatively, pay attention to our Ark admin commands guide if you fancy using what are essentially cheats - we won't tell anyone, promise.

Continue reading The best Ark mods 2024
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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:06 PM
     Brutal but legendary PC shooter is temporarily free to play

If we're talking about the greatest PC shooters ever, a few names will always come to mind. Half-Life is probably the easiest call. Counter-Strike definitely gets a mention. Go a little further back, and we have Doom to thank for basically the entire genre. But despite its devoted cult following, beaming reviews, and peerless reputation for bloodshed, one FPS game is often overlooked. With a new sequel on the way and updates coming to a close, this underexposed classic is briefly available to play for absolutely nothing, and you can buy and keep it forever for an extremely low price.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:10 PM
     Best puzzle games on PC 2024

What are the best puzzle games on PC? Puzzle games can contain a variety of brainteasers, from classic head-scratchers to frustration-fueled problems. Whether you're looking for clever dialogue, moving narratives from rich stories, or a healthy dose of laughter with your conundrums, puzzle games are versatile enough to find a way to do it all.

This vast genre covers everything from point-and-clicks to tetromino trickery and quantum physics capers, and those we've listed below are so good they were even considered for our list of the best PC games. Our comprehensive list outlines the best puzzle games, including relaxing games, co-op games, and even pirate games — and a few very familiar faces.

Continue reading Best puzzle games on PC 2024
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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:01 PM
     Best hack and slash games on PC 2024

What are the best hack and slash games? Surprisingly, that's a question with a fairly broad answer. After all, the most important characteristic of a hack and slash game is the type of combat, and you can find the satisfying slice of a sword and the dangerous dice of a dagger in many, many genres.

Based on these hard-hitting melee combat mechanics, hack-and-slash is usually considered a secondary genre definition then, so there's pretty much a slash 'em up for everyone. In this list of the best hack and slash games on PC, we travel from rhythm games to the best roguelike games, and plenty in between.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:28 PM
     The best offline games for PC 2024

What are the best offline games? If you're disconnected from the internet for any time, you'll need the best offline PC games to help tide you over. Not every game lets you play offline, though. Some games require a license check before launching for anti-piracy reasons - and although this doesn't take long to perform, it means you can't access the game without an internet connection.

There's a lot to consider when preparing a stockpile of the best PC games, but luckily for you, there's no shortage of fun offline games to choose from when your internet cuts out. Whether you're a fan of classic RPG games or the biggest modern open-world games, we've got something to suit nearly every need.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:57 AM
     Towerborne release date estimate, trailers, gameplay, and latest news

When is the Towerborne release date? For those that love The Banner Saga, Stoic's previous game, you're probably eagerly awaiting the upcoming action-adventure game Towerborne.

Primarily an action RPG game, Stoic's latest also plays like a platform game. Towerborne takes place in the City of Numbers, where monsters lurk outside of the safety of The Belfry. You take on the role of Ace, born from the spirit realm with special skills capable of taking on the looming threat beyond the tower. Sounds fun, right? Here's when you can expect to play and everything we know about the gameplay.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:39 AM
     Best battle royale games on PC 2024

What are the best battle royale games? Each one of these multiplayer games revolves around one core idea: lots of players go in, and only one leaves. Battle royale is a violent, unpredictable, and frenzied multiplayer mode where the only goal is to endure until you're the sole survivor. All tactics and styles of play are equally viable in the best battle royale games. You can win by hiding in bushes and waiting for the herd to thin out, or scavenge a weapon and start reducing the numbers yourself.

With the explosion of free PC games like Fortnite, Warzone, and Apex Legends, you would be forgiven for thinking there are only three battle royales out there, but there are now numerous other contenders to challenge them, each with its own spin on the established formula. Whether you're after a battle royale FPS game or an inventive new twist on the formula, there's something out there for everyone. So, to help you broaden your horizons, we have assembled this handy guide to the best battle royale games on PC.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:36 AM
     One of the greatest RPGs ever is currently free, but not for long

As someone who is helplessly in love with all things high fantasy, there are a few RPGs I class as my favorite videogames of all time. From the grassy fields of Fable's Albion, to the sprawling plains of World of Warcraft's Azeroth, there are myriad adventures that have shaped my life, but none more so than Dragon Age: Inquisition - which is currently free on the Epic Games Store.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:13 PM
     SteelSeries Arena 7 review

Listening to the thump and crack of SteelSeries Arena 7 serves as a powerful reminder that a strong set of speakers elevates every gaming setup. It's clear that the expertise SteelSeries frequently showcases in its headsets is present here too, in terms of sound quality, looks, and features. However, a few frustrating design choices, and a high price, keep the Arena 7 from all-round excellence.

Having used the SteelSeries Arena 7 for the past several months, I've found it easily sits among the best computer speakers to have graced my ears and PC gaming setup. So much so, in fact, that I've regularly taken to discarding my headset in favor of the Arena 7 where possible. However, my enthusiasm doesn't come without a few small caveats, which SteelSeries should be able to easily address in a successor.

Continue reading SteelSeries Arena 7 review
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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:28 AM
     See the new FF14 Dawntrail jobs in action, and job changes galore

As we load the boat to sail off to FF14 Dawntrail, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida lays out all the job changes coming in the new Final Fantasy 14 expansion. Joined by community producer Toshio Murouchi and translator Aimi Tokutake for FF14 Live Letter 81, the man best known as 'Yoshi-P' gives us a look at what all the classes can expect when we arrive in Tural, including a proper showing for the new Viper and Pictomancer jobs.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:26 AM
     Star Wars Outlaws release date, trailers, and latest news

What is the Star Wars Outlaws release date? Ubisoft is dipping its toe into the galaxy far, far away, and recently gave us a glimpse of everything we can expect from its upcoming Star Wars game. Massive Entertainment, the team behind The Division series and the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game, has been working on Star Wars Outlaws since 2021.

In classic Ubisoft style, Star Wars Outlaws will be an open-world game with action-adventure elements and a single-player experience. The story itself takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, centering around Kay Vess and her companion, Nix, as they take on a huge heist in the galaxy.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:15 AM
     Best racing games for PC 2024

What are the best racing games on PC? Whether mastering muddy tracks in Dirt Rally 2.0 or embracing Forza Horizon 5's magnificent Mexico, these are the best racers around. Before you hop into the driver's seat, we recommend plugging in a controller instead of using a mouse and keyboard - or even better, getting yourself a wheel.

While a couple of these could be contenders for our list of the best PC games overall, there are plenty of options here if you consider yourself a speed demon. Gran Turismo 7 may not be available on PC just yet - fingers crossed it arrives eventually - but there are plenty of excellent racing games here, no matter your taste.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:10 AM
     Minecraft commands and cheats

What are the best Minecraft commands? There are many ways to play Minecraft, from the pure survival aspect of reaching the end to building mind-blowing projects in creative mode. Using console commands in a survival world is somewhere between the two, and we've been testing out all the best commands to help you along the way.

Minecraft console commands are wonderfully simple to use, and you can use them to give yourself Minecraft diamonds and other items, summon Minecraft mobs, locate rare structures like Minecraft ancient cities, and so much more. Remember that you won't earn achievements with cheats turned on, and turning them back off won't help, but if you want all the fun of survival Minecraft without the struggle, then this guide to Minecraft cheats and console commands is for you.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:19 AM
     Assassin's Creed Shadows release date, trailer, story, and gameplay

When is the Assassin's Creed Shadows release date? We've been clamoring for an Assassin's Creed set in feudal Japan right from the series' inception. After 16 years, that dream is finally a reality, and there's plenty to learn about its characters, gameplay, and real-life historical events before launch.

PCGamesN first got wind of AC Shadows during the Ubisoft Showcase event we attended in 2022. Previously known as Assassin's Creed Codename Red, this latest entry in the stealth RPG game series transports us to the turbulent Azuchi-Momoyama period. We'll witness Obu Nobunaga's bid to unify Japan through the eyes of dual protagonists Fujibayashi Naoe, the fictional daughter of ninja master Fujibayashi Nagato, and Yasuke, Japan's first Black samurai and the first playable historical figure in the series. We've got all this and more ahead of the Assassin's Creed Shadows release date.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:54 AM
     Best gacha games on PC in 2024

What are the best gacha games? A spiritual successor to the traditional Japanese coin-operated gachapon machines, gacha games take the joy of capsule toys and translate them into a live-service videogame format, as players wish on limited-time banners with a chance to pull their favorite characters. Whether you love to hate them or hate to love them, gacha games are here to stay, and we've got the top picks for you.

The best gacha games balance the low barrier to entry that comes from a free PC game with reasonable odds when pulling for premium characters, so that you can still have fun without being pushed into opening your wallet. We've also endeavored to include gacha games on this list that deliver engaging stories and gameplay alongside the built-in gambling mechanics. From massive open-world games to time-travelling card games, there's a gacha game on this list that's perfect for you.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:53 AM
     Best 10 Minecraft tower designs in 1.20

What are the best Minecraft tower designs? While houses may seem like the ideal way to showcase your Minecraft skills, and a Minecraft treehouse is a wonderful accomplishment, there's something to be said about putting together a tower that reaches into the heavens. It's going to take a lot of time and energy, but boy, are the results worth it when you're quite literally towering over your world.

The freedom to make whatever you want makes Minecraft one of the best PC games. These juggernauts are intricately detailed, fully climbable, and sure to keep you safe from the most dangerous Minecraft mobs - unless, of course, they start chipping away at the base. Between massive gothic spires, fantasy turrets, and everything in between, we've put together a list of some of our favorite Minecraft towers - which should be just enough to send your imagination sky-high in the survival game.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:47 AM
     Asus' new ROG Ally X has 50% more RAM than Steam Deck, because reasons

It's being reported that the soon-to-arrive Asus ROG Ally X specs will include having 24GB of RAM, adding 50% more than its predecessor or any of its main rivals. It's not clear why so much is needed on such a relatively modest machine but it's certainly a big step up.

The ROG Ally X is expected to be unveiled at Computex 2024, in a few weeks. Previous reports about the new Asus contender for a spot on our best handheld gaming PC list suggest it will largely be similar to the original device, but with improved battery life and storage, and now this latest reveal shows there's at least one other potential area of improvement too.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:00 PM

Fist of the North Star Author Tetsuo Hara Drew Furiosa: Mad Max Art

Fist of the North Star manga author Tetsuo Hara drew a special illustration of Imperator Furiosa from the Mad Max series of movies ahead of the release of the upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga movie. In addition, Warner Bros announced that the illustration will also be featured on the cover of the next issues of the Japanese film magazine Eiga HiHo.

The issue of Eiga HiHo will release in Japan on May 21, 2024. The artwork depicts the character of Furiosa with her iconic buzz cut and prosthetic left arm, while wielding a revolver on her right hand. You can take a better look at the illustration here:

Furthermore, Hara himself offered some words about the upcoming film after having watched it in a premiere ahead of its general release. You can read a translation of what Tetsuo Hara had to say about the upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga movie here:

"It is great! It was interesting from beginning to end. I have been greatly influenced by director George Miller myself. I thought it wasn't possible, but I didn't know there was such a way of creating (art.) And I am truly astonished by the fact that (Miller) keeps showing us new cinematic worlds. I seriously wanna be his apprentice!"

Tetsuo Hara

In 1983, back during the creation of the Fist of the North Star manga, the Mad Max film series was particularly influential to Hara alongside series writer Yoshiyuki "Buronson" Okamura. As a reminder, fans of the apocalyptic martial arts series are in luck, as a new Fist of the North Star anime series was announced on September 2023, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the manga.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set to release on May 24, 2024 in North America and May 31 in Japan, where it is known as Furiosa: Mad Max.

The post Fist of the North Star Author Tetsuo Hara Drew Furiosa: Mad Max Art appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:00 PM

FuRyu Prize announced that coming this Fall 2024, a new figure of Hatsune Miku will be available as a prize in arcades across Japan. This particular one is a member of FuRyu's specialized merchandise designed as arcade prizes for crane games.

Here is the original announcement, which includes the concept art for the figure's design.

Ashima (アシマ), a well-known illustrator on Pixiv, created the concept art of this Miku, and FuRyu recreated the intricate detailing and ornate design choices in the figure.

FuRyu Prize are the creators of the Trio-Try-iT line,  a series that it noted is designed to be creative and innovative. The character merchandise is also tailor-made for crane games and arcades in Japan. As such, the company will commission artists and illustrators with unique art-styles for the items. It will then attempt to interpret them as closely as possible as a real PVC Figures. 

However, it is possible this figure could eventually appear worldwide. Sometimes other retailers will pick up the items and sell them outside Japan. For example, Good Smile Company started taking pre-orders for the NieR: Automata 2B noodle stopper in May 2024.

The Trio-Try-iT Hatsune Miku figure will debut in amusement facilities across Japan in Autumn 2024.

The post New Trio-Try-iT Hatsune Miku Figure Is All Dressed Up appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:00 PM

Eiyuden Chronicle PS5 Patch Fixes Resolution, Progression Problems

Another Eiyuden Chronicle patch is live for the PS4, PS5, and PC, with this one fixing things like progression problems and the PS5 resolution issue. The update will eventually also appear for the Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. 

Two of the issues only pertain to specific platforms. For example the new patch lets the PS5 version of Eiyuden Chronicle resolution run at 4K. Previously, it had been limited to 1080p. The PS5 and PC Season Pass barcade changed as well. 

There are also three progression related issues fixed in the Eiyuden Chronicle PS4, PS5, and PC patch. One would keep people from advancing the story if the HQ level passed two in certain circumstances. The other could lock things up in a Marisa section of Castle Harganthia, again when a specific issue happens. Finally, the other progression issue meant someone could get to Norristar when they weren't supposed to if they started a New Game Plus save file.

Here are the full patch notes for the May 16, 2024 update on social media:

The last PS4, PS5, and PC patch fixed other game-breaking issues. Some involved disappearing characters. Earlier in May 2024, a patch fixed the Cooking Battle minigame on the Switch.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is available on the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and DLC 1-3 are in development.

The post Eiyuden Chronicle PS5 Patch Fixes Resolution, Progression Problems appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:30 PM

NieR Games Series Heading to World Cosplay Summit 2024

An official collaboration event for the NieR game series will be held at the World Cosplay Summit 2024. The event will appear between August 2-4, 2024 at the Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya, and more information will appear in late May 2024.

The collaboration will consist of three different events, which will be taking place on the Oasis 21 special stage on August 4, 2024. The first one is the NieR World Cosplay Report 2024. It will be a photo contest. Participants can cosplay any character from the NieR series, and they can be of nationality or place of residence. Cosplay photos taken in the past are accepted, including invididual, pair, and group photos.

From the submitted pictures, 10 notable entries will be selected and awarded special prizes. The most outstanding winner will receive a trophy, and the other 9 winners will receive signed autographs and other special gifts. These will be announced during the World Cosplay Summit 2024. Applications for the NieR World Cosplay Report 2024 will be available between June 1 to July 14, 202 from the World Cosplay Summit 2024 official website.

The second event will be the "Cosplay Summit Selection with NieR." A special NieR-themed cosplay runway will be featured at the Oasis 21 special stage on August 4. Participants will be able to apply online all throughout the month of June 2024. In the case of too many cosplayers applying for the runway, the World Cosplay Summit management office will select the participants.

Meanwhile, the third and final event will be the "Otaku Judge NieR:QuizMaster12024 Prestige." This will be a themed quiz, and it will appear ahead of the Fall 2024 collaboration event with the Otaku Judge mobile quiz app. 10 participants who answer the quiz correctly will receive special goods and prizes. Once again, the location will be the Oasis 21 special stage on August 4, and admission to the quiz will be free of charge.

As a reminder, NieR series producer Yosuke Saito recently said that he is in talks with series director Yoko Taro and composer Keiichi Okabe to work on a new game that "might be NieR, or might not be NieR."

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:00 PM

lorelei and the laser eyes review header

Picking up Lorelei and the Laser Eyes feels like taking a step into a cryptic past, when rumors of Polybius were flitting among arcade goers and a night of entertainment meant a crossword puzzle or two. Unique and addicting, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes provides a fun and rewarding experience for either a single person or group of gamers.

Like Lorelei and the Laser Eyes itself, the story does not immediately reveal itself to you. It takes a bit of time and sleuthing before the yarn starts to unravel. When the game starts, you know very little about your character, a smartly-dressed woman who looks like she'd fit right in a noir spy film. As you piece together clues from dialogue and readable items, you learn that an eccentric man invited you to a secluded hotel, which houses strange puzzles, art exhibits, magic shows, and plenty of mysteries. And a dog too, which you can pet.

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I could not get a nice picture of the dog, but it's cute. Screenshot by Siliconera.

The puzzles range between pleasantly easy and surprisingly difficult, but none of them feel like cop-outs. You truly have almost everything you need at your fingertips, or they're a few steps away. Some of them are incredibly easy, such as one requiring basic knowledge of Roman numerals or our English alphabet. But then you'd encounter one that makes you stare at it, feeling like you're rubbing every single brain cell you have and getting nothing in return.

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I felt SO dumb when I realized the answer to this puzzle because of how long it took me to solve it. Screenshot by Siliconera.

I vividly remember realizing the solution to a puzzle as I was falling asleep and then shooting up, wide awake, just to turn on Lorelei and the Laser Eyes and rush to the location to input my answer. I was right, and that rush of serotonin was so strong that I continued to play until the sun was in the sky.

Part of the appeal lies in its more old school way of doing things. It brought me back to when I was a child, sitting in the waiting room of my piano teacher's house and hunched over a book of riddles and whodunnits with a pen and notebook in hand. The Discord server I have for myself was full of pictures, notes, equations, and scribbles. I called on my roommate for help, as well as provided the puzzles without any context to my friends when I was stuck. Some of the puzzles prompted pretty lively discussion and I found it fascinating that this game, which can feel so isolating as you wander around the dreary hotel on your own, could bring so many people together without even being in my friends' hands.

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This puzzle is easy with context, but the secret society-like feeling of being privy to hidden clues elevates it. Screenshot by Siliconera.

"Beautiful" might not be the first word that pops to mind when you see Lorelei and the Laser Eyes. Indeed, according to Simogo's development blog, that wasn't the goal. But there's something gripping about the retro aesthetic. I loved how clean and crisp the black-and-white color scheme is, with everything easily visible despite the grainy filter and odd textures. When colors appear, they pop, and they're so eerie against the dark backdrop that they really stick in your mind. For a game that seems to do so little with its appearance, its blend of its many inspirations make for a singularly unique experience.

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Image via Annapurna, Simogo

This is one of those games that I'll think about even after I finish it. As of the time of writing, I still have quite a few mysteries to uncover, as there are some puzzles that just well and truly stumped me. The world it presents is a cryptic one, reminding me of old conspiracy theories from before my time, but it keeps you coming back for more, hankering to pull back the curtains and unlock the doors to discover the secrets behind them.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes will come out on the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam on May 16, 2024. Nintendo Switch version reviewed.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:00 PM

Hello Kitty Island Adventure Face and Back Accessories Added in 1.7

Sanrio and Sunblink announced yet another Hello Kitty Island Adventure update, with a new event, new weather, and face and back accessories now present as of 1.7. All of the new features also came up in a newly released trailer.

The video begins with a look at the new weather. There is now Starfall, which looks like a meteor shower. When it happens, Starchests and Stardrakes will be available. That's followed by a look at underwater life and related decorations. Those are tied to the Under the Sea event. There will be different color mermaid tails to get as part of that. The orange one, in particular, shows up in the footage. 

It's after that when new customization options involving decorations in1.7 come up. The creation station is shown first. It highlights how someone could make different types of candles and use dye to color them. This appears to be tied to Wish me Mell, as she's shown helping in the video. The only thing that doesn't appear are the face and back accessories in Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

Here is the full Hello Kitty Island Adventure 1.7 trailer.

This is the second update to appear in May 2024. The first involved an array of Gudetama items and events for the Month of Meh. That also meant a chance to see Nisetama-san and get new items. Nisetama-san isn't a permanent islander like Wish me Mell, however.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure is available for the Mac and Apple devices via Apple Arcade, and the Month of Meh Gudetama event runs until May 31, 2024. 

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:05 PM

FFXIV Dawntrail PvP Changes Coming in 7.0 and 7.1

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live LXXXI, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio "Foxclon" Murouchi briefly discussed the PvP update schedule that will be in place after the FFXIV Dawntrail 7.0 update and ensuing 7.1 patch. The bulk of the changes seem to be happening after 7.0. 

The main initial changes are that both the Pictomancer and Viper, the two new FFXIV Dawntrail jobs, will both be a part of the initial 7.0 patch. This means both will be available to use in PvP. The announcement confirmed they will have unique actions and limit breaks tied to them.

The other changes will come around the 7.1 updates. The FFXIV Dawntrail PvP won't have a new Crystalline Conflict season right away. There will be a ranked preseason during that time instead. Only your Crystal Credit and tiers will change. The other action additions and changes and map changes won't arrive until 7.1. 

As a reminder, Crystalline Conflict is honestly relatively new to FFXIV, as the PvP mode only debuted as part of Endwalker in April 2022. The first season was a part of the 6.1 patch. 

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion debuts on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 1:00 PM

Assassin's Creed Shadows Yasuke

Ubisoft released a clarification that stated that the upcoming Assassin's Creed Shadows won't require a constant connection and be always online in order to play. Fears arose that the game might be require after it was seen that the game would require a connection to install on places like the PlayStation Store.

The statement was released on social media after the community voiced concerns that the game would require a constant internet connection, even while playing singleplayer. Thankfully, the concerns appear to be unfounded, but the game will still require a connection to install even if players buy the physical copy. Additionally, PC players will be required to sign in to their Ubisoft account and install the Ubisoft Connect app in order to play, even if bought on another service like Steam.

You can read the full notice in the tweet below:

Assassin's Creed Shadows was announced yesterday with a full cinematic trailer showcasing the characters and Japanese setting. The game will feature two protagonists, the shinobi Naoe and the historical figure Yasuke, the first African samura.

Assassin's Creed Shadows will require an online connection to install, but it will not be a mandatory always online game while playing in single player. The game itself will launch for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on November 15, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:30 PM

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann statue set - Simon Kamina and Yoko on Lagann

Prime 1 Studio revealed a new 1/4 scale figure set from the super robot anime show Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann will launch in 2025, and it features four characters in the statue. "Our Hearts Pierce the Skies" will depict the title's main characters Simon, Kamina, and Yoko on top of Simon's Gunmen unit Lagann.

The studio also opened global pre-orders for the statue set. The set will be available in two editions. The Regular Version will cost $1,699.00, and it will simply contain the base statue set with LED lights on the Lagann's eyes. The set will have an overall height of around 97 cm (~38.19 inches) and weigh approximately 28.3 kg (~62.39 lbs).

Here is the standard version of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann figure set:

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann statue set - Regular Version
Image via Prime 1 Studio

The Deluxe Bonus Version will have a higher price tag of $1,899.00. However, it will come with many alternate parts. This set will contain extra head parts of Simon, Kamina, and Yoko wearing their iconic goggles and glasses. It will also include a swappable hand part for Simon and an alternate muffler for Yoko that has Boota the Pigmole attached to it.

This product will add a new entry to Prime 1 Studio's list of expensive scaled statues based on popular game and anime franchises. The studio has previously revealed statues modeled after characters from Street Fighter 6, Horizon Forbidden West, and KonoSuba.

Prime 1 Studio will start shipping the "Our Hearts Pierce the Skies!" Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 1/4 scale statue set of Simon, Kamina, and Yoko on the Lagann between August 2025 and November 2025.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:05 PM

Final Fantasy XIV Fall Guys event

The Final Fantasy XIV and Fall Guys collaboration event is set to return to the game on May 23, 2024, and it will run until June 10, 2024. The announcement came during the 81st Letter from the Producer livestream.

The Fall Guys collaboration event was originally announced back at the 2023 Las Vegas Fan Fest, and it debuted on Halloween that same year. The event features obstacle courses to compete on and a variety of rewards to earn, including outfits and emotes. When the event first arrived, Square Enix stated that it would return but only at "irregular intervals". During this latest livestream, FFXIV Director Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida elaborated that this was part of the agreement with the collaboration partner.

You can watch the full Letter from the Producer livestream below, with the announcement coming at roughly 4:44:35.

During the livestream, Yoshida also addressed some of the recent DDOS attacks the game was targeted by, as well as revealing some new information on the upcoming Viper class, set to arrive with the Dawntrail expansion.

The Final Fantasy XIV x Fall Guys collaboration event will return on May 23, 2024, and it will run until June 10, 2024. The game itself is readily available on the PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X, with the Dawntrail expansion set to launch on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:00 PM

Magical Girl holoWitches - new Hololive multimedia project

Cover revealed Magical Girl holoWitches as a new multimedia project featuring Hololive Vtubers. Content from this new project will be available in anime, manga, and live-stream formats.

The project will primarily feature the following six Japanese Hololive Vtubers: Amane Kanata, Sakura Miko, Himemori Luna, Houshou Marine, Murasaki Shion, and Sakamata Chloe. holoWitches will also have two original fairies voiced by prominent Japanese voice actresses. Rie Takahashi will voice the white fairy Aelu, while Aoi Yuuki will perform as the black fairy Lagu.

The first anime trailer for Magical Girl holoWitches is available to watch right below:

In addition, Cover has also revealed new merchandise themed after holoWitches. The items range from acrylic stands to rubber mats and a material book from the first trailer. Pre-orders for these items are available worldwide via GeekJack and the Hololive Production Official Shop.

holoWitches will join the ever-growing list of original projects Cover has made to expand its Hololive franchise. Prior examples include the horror game Hololive Error and the metaverse game Holoearth. Cover has also established a Holo Indie brand to help indie developers release Hololive-themed games, such as Holo X Break and Idol Showdown.

The first chapter of the Magical Girl holoWitches comic is immediately available to read on the project's Japanese website. An anime adaptation of the project is also under production.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:55 AM

FFXIV Immerse Gamepack Gets Version 2.2 Update, Free Trial Renewed

During the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live LXXXI, FFXIV Global Community Producer Toshio "Foxclon" Murouchi and Director and Producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida announced the release of the Immerse Gamepack Version 2.2 update. In addition, the 30-day free trial have been renewed for all players.

Version 2.2 of the FFXIV Immerse Gamepack offers a significant quality upgrade to HRTF (Head-related transfer function,) offering an improvement in clarity and fidelity, especially in higher frequency sounds. Other changes include smoother directional sound transitions, as well as new device management options. As a reminder, the Final Fantasy XIV Immerse Gamepack is only available for Windows PC users.

Players that previously used the 30-day free trial for the FFXIV Immerse Gamepack can now use it again with the release of the new Version 2.2. Foxclon also explained that Embolden updated the Immerse Gamepack setup and method to take pictures of your ears to be more accommodating for players.

Furthermore, the Immerse Gamepack Final Fantasy XIV Edition costs $19.99 and is available as a one-time payment of $19.99 from the Embolden official website. The FFXIV Immerse Gamepack sound upgrade initially lasted 14 days, but Embolden extended it to a 30-day free trial and was also renewed for all players in early September 2023.

Final Fantasy XIV is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion debuts on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:30 AM

Azur Lane shipgirls in World of Warships

Wargaming launched the sixth wave of crossover content from Azur Lane in World of Warships. It added five new ship liveries and Commander characters based on shipgirls from the former title.

The ships in question are CV-8 USS Hornet, HMS Queen Elizabeth, KMS Agir, IJN Fusou, and IJN Shimakaze. Hornet, Agir, and Shimakaze have new standalone premium ships based on the Azur Lane shipgirls. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth and Fusou's liveries appear instead as permanent camouflages for the original ships that have been available in World of Warships.

Wargaming has been adding Azur Lane characters ever since it first launched the collaboration in 2018. The crossover applies to both sides, as Manjuu and Yongshi also gradually added World of Warships' original ships as Priority and Decisive-rarity shipgirls.

The previous crossover waves had added the following shipgirls into World of Warships:

  1. First Wave: CV-6 USS Enterprise, CL-55 USS Cleveland, HMS Belfast, HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, KMS Admiral Hipper, SN Avrora
  2. Second Wave: CL-57 USS Montpelier, HMS Neptune, KMS Prinz Eugen, MNF Dunkerque, IJN Azuma, IJN Atago, IJN Kaga, IJN Yukikaze
  3. Third Wave: CA-68 USS Baltimore, KMS Roon, MNF Jean Bart, RN Littorio, SN Sovetskaya Rossiya, IJN Shoukaku, ROC Yat Sen
  4. Fourth Wave: BB-62 USS New Jersey, HMS Formidable, KMS Bismarck, FFNF Saint Louis, RN Zara, SN Chapayev
  5. Fifth Wave: BB-45 USS Colorado, HMS Cheshire, KMS Prinz Heinrich

Azur Lane is not the only title Wargaming has collaborated with in World of Warships. The company has also added content from other franchises like Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Transformers, and Hololive.

The Event Pass for the sixth wave of Azur Lane crossover content in World of Warships is available until June 12, 2024. While the online multiplayer naval battle game is available on multiple platforms, this content specifically appears in the original PC version.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:25 AM

Mountain Dew FFXIV Dawntrail Event Adds Mountain Zu Mount a

During the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live LXXXI, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio "Foxclon" Murouchi introduced a FFXIV Dawntrail Mountain Dew event with a Mountain Zu mount kicked off on May 16, 2024. Yoshida joked that the name of the mount, which people earn by drinking the soda, seemed like a dad joke.

What people do is buy bottles of Mountain Dew, then redeem the code under the cap to get points. These can then be redeemed at the official site to get in-game items. (The site wasn't live as of 11:15am ET on May 16, 2024.) The two in-game items mentioned were the FFXIV Mountain Zu mount, which is a green Zu, and a Sparkling Citrus Refreshment item we can evidently use in-game for an XP boost.

Here's the official image showing this event. It also noted this is only a promotion in the United States.

The reveal also noted there will be real-world rewards like shirts and a limited edition PC.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion debuts on July 2, 2024. The FFXIV Mountain Dew event with Mountain Zu mount runs until July 14, 2024. 

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Siliconera Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:10 AM

Check out the FFXIV Dawntrail Black Mage, Summoner, and Red Mage Changes

After introducing the changes for the Physical Ranged DPS, the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live LXXXI Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida went over the changes to the Black Mage, Summoner, and Red Mage Magical Ranged DPS jobs in the upcoming FFXIV Dawntrail expansion.

Similar to the Physical Ranged DPS changes, the overall general changes to the Magical Ranged DPS jobs focus on ease of use and streamlining the actions for players. More specifically, Swiftcast recast will be reduced to 40 seconds, and Addle duration will be increased to 15 seconds in the 90s level range for both actions.

As for the Black Mage, in order to streamline aspects of the job one of the main changes involves restoring MP upon landing ice spells while Umbral Ice is active, instead of passive MP regeneration over time. In addition, a new action that repositions Ley Lines beneath the caster once will be added. Yoshida mentioned that, with the newly introduced MP changes there is a chance that the skill rotation may or may not change.

Summoner will receive a new Solar Bahamut summon, similar to Bahamut and Phoenix. The developers mentioned that the current Bahamut looks like what the Allagan Empire might have described it as, and that this might have not been its true form, hence the addition of the new summon. Other changes include adding an action after the party buff Searing Light action that allows players to attack. With the introduction of a new Summon the skill rotation will be updated accordingly. Specifically, the new rotation will look like this: Solar Bahamut, then Bahamut, Solar Bahamut again, and finishing with Phoenix. Additionally, after much debate the developers decided that Summoner will keep Resurrection throughout 7.0 and 7.X.

For the Red Mage, they tried to minimize waste of resources. As such, Manafication will now allow execution of enchanted swordplay actions without cost. The AoE enchanted swordplay combo beginning with Enchanted Moulinet will now consume a total of 50 Black Mana and White Mana, similar to its single-target counterpart. Yoshida explained that the single-target and AoE versions not aligning felt odd, so they made adjustments accordingly. Other changes include the addition of an attack ability action after Embolden is executed.

Here are the slides for the upcoming FFXIV Dawntrail changes to the Black Mage, Summoner, and Red Mage Magical Ranged DPS jobs:

Final Fantasy XIV is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion debuts on July 2, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:24 PM
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Grand Theft Auto 6 got its announcement trailer back in December.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:24 PM

GreedFall II: The Dying World will launch in Early Access.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:01 PM

Hi-Fi Rush first launched on January 25, 2023.

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