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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:54 PM

Inspired by the perpetual motion meme of buttered cats (a classic!), a demo for Team Wolf and GCORES PUBLISHING's CATO is now available as part of Steam Next Fest.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:13 PM

A vibrant new world of Mana awaits with the release of Square Enix's Visions of Mana on August 29 - see it for yourself with the latest trailer for the game.

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Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:25 PM

Following June 9's Xbox Showcase, Starfield finally got its Creation Kit and Creations suite, allowing PC and Xbox players to download official and community-built mods directly in-game. It's still early days for sure, but there are already a number of great mods worth your time that you should check out ASAP.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:15 PM

Diablo IV's first big DLC expansion, Vessel of Hatred, arrives on all platforms later this year. The upcoming DLC is adding not only a new region to explore and loot, but also a new class—the Spiritborn—never before seen in the franchise. And according to Blizzard, the decision to add a new class came after Diablo…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:05 PM

There's no shortage of Metroidvanias out there, but none of them are set in World War II and pit you against diabolic Nazi experiments. That's the elevator pitch for Wolfhound, a surprise new retro-inspired project from Bit Kid, the developer of 2018's gorgeous pixel-art dungeon-scroller Chasm.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:15 PM

Ubisoft's upcoming Star Wars Outlaws looks to be a massive open-world video game spanning multiple planets and cities. However, according to the game's creative director, completing everything in Outlaws isn't going to take you 100 to 200 hours like in some past Ubisoft games.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:35 PM

In 2023, Larian Studios' award-winning game Baldur's Gate 3 filled a void in RPG fans' hearts. As of last year, BioWare, the developer behind Dragon Age and Mass Effect, hadn't released an RPG in six years. Larian's take on the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset checked off a lot of boxes for fans who wanted a party-driven…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:55 PM

Elden Ring is known for its challenging combat and hazardous exploration, so it's reasonable to expect its Shadow of the Erdtree expansion to be an ultra-difficult experience. With dozens of hours of new exploration and battle ahead, you'll want to be certain you're well-prepared for all of the horrors that await you.…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:40 PM

The first thing to know about the recently announced Horizon Lego Adventures is that it's a Lego game first and an adaptation of Horizon Zero Dawn second. It's not attempting to be a one-to-one, brick-by-brick recreation of the expansive open-world RPG or even an abridged version. Think of it more as a Shakespeare for…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:20 PM

Soon after Xbox's big (and quite good) showcase on June 9, 2024, Starfield got a nice healthy update that finally delivered on the promise of quick and easy access to mods. While Starfield has had many mods on PC, it hasn't been the most approachable for folks who aren't used to installing mods manually or using…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:10 PM

It may have taken two years, but Elden Ring is finally receiving a highly anticipated expansion that is certain to take the world by storm all over again. Shadow of the Erdtree is landing on June 21, and it brings multiple editions and pre-order bonuses for players seeking to get the most out of their purchase. Here's…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:00 PM

Fortnite's next few updates are going to be adding a lot of Metallica to Epic's online F2P battle royale, including the band members themselves, some of the group's best songs, and even a new mode all about battling other players using music.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:10 PM

BioWare's upcoming RPG Dragon Age: The Veilguard seems heavily influenced by 2011's Dragon Age II. It's evocative of the second game's action-driven combat, goes back to its three-path tone-driven dialogue, and its letting you romance any character you want. However, it does seem BioWare learned some lessons in the 13…


PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:38 PM
     New stunning grand strategy game surprise announces launch date

There are plenty of genres that are synonymous with PC gaming, from immersive sims to stat-heavy RPGs, but there's probably no other genre that makes its home on our boxes quite as well as the 4X. From Civilization right up to modern installments like Millennia, there have been plenty of developers tinkering in this space over the years. Now, Ara: History Untold is looking to make its mark and there's every chance it might do so.

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:50 PM
     Overwhelmingly positive newspaper management sim gets big free update

Extra, extra, read all about it, news hot off the presses right here. Sorry, I don't know what came over me there. News Tower is a game about building up your own newspaper company and cornering the market on news. It's got a brilliant rating already even in early access, and it just launched a brand new update that adds a ton of stuff.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best management games, Best simulation games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:29 PM
     Grab DBD with 60% off ahead of upcoming anniversary celebration event

Everyone loves a party. Well, most people love a party. If parties involved killers hunting you through a series of twisted labyrinths to appease an eldritch god, I understand why you might not be partial to them. That's the kind of celebration that Dead by Daylight is offering with its upcoming anniversary event, and you can get in on the action for less.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:05 PM
     After losing most of its players The Finals might be making a comeback

Despite being free-to-play and offering Battlefield-style destruction alongside tight shooting, The Finals lost the vast majority of its players after a very strong opening. Those numbers have finally stabilized for the last month or so, meaning we've likely found what the game's dedicated player base will be, but with the launch of Season 3 tomorrow, could it surge in popularity again as old players return to see what's new?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Finals settings, The Finals servers, The Finals classes

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:17 PM
     DBD codes June 2024

June 12, 2024 With the Into the Rainbow stream taking place in honor of Pride Month, new codes have been added to the list, including all-new Pride charms and even Pride player badges!

What are the new DBD codes? These freebie-granting DBD rewards can actually be quite hard to keep up with since they arrive pretty regularly, which is no bad thing. We're never going to complain about in-game giveaways, and Dead by Daylight codes can give you anything from outfits to charms, and even Bloodpoints and Iridescent Shards.

Whether you want your favorite DBD killers to get a stylish new look, or you want to add to your survivors' wardrobes, be sure to redeem the codes below before it's too late. There may also be codes for Dead by Daylight Bloodpoints, Rift Fragments, and charms, so there are plenty of goodies to be had. Some of these Dead by Daylight codes are ongoing though, so you may have snapped them up already.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:31 PM
     Hit survival game Soulmask is publicly shaming banned players on Steam

Since launch Soulmask has been hitting it out of the park, both in terms of player number counts but also with the flow of information. There's been a ton of short Q&A sessions each covering things players want to know, a few different patches, and generally players have been kept up to date with what's going on. There's also a different kind of information the developer is regularly sharing.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:25 PM
     Grab seven beloved cozy Steam games for under $2 each

The latest Humble Bundle celebrates the splendor of nature with a selection of games that take you through enchanted worlds and heartfelt stories, with each game available at only a fraction of their usual price. The most appealing of these is probably Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, which has a 97% positive score on Steam and is a feel-good game that's all about exploring visually enchanting landscapes while doing good deeds. Worth $127 (£99.66), this bundle offers a saving of $117 (£91.85), with all seven games costing just $10 (£7.81) in total, or $1.43  (£1.12) each. 

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Upcoming PC Games, Best PC Adventure Games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:10 PM
     Path of Exile 2 devs working on Steam Deck compatibility

Co-op ARPG Path of Exile 2 may not yet have a release date, but following a playable demo being present at Summer Games Fest, devs have confirmed that they are working on ensuring the game can be played on the Steam Deck with no issues whatsoever.

It's no secret that the Steam Deck is one of the best handheld gaming PCs, and it makes perfect sense for the team at Grinding Gear Games to try to make Path of Exile 2 playable on Valve's portable from day one.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:33 PM
     Soulslike Flintlock blends Bloodborne combat with God of War spectacle

Gods and guns. What more could you want? While the flintlock fantasy subgenre has long since carved out a space in genre fiction thanks to Naomi Novik's Temeraire and Brian McClellan's Powder Mage series, it remains shockingly elusive in videogames. GreedFall and Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire certainly come close, but their scales are tipped further towards high fantasy than they are gunpowder and military dress. Thankfully, A44 Games puts both front and center in Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, an upcoming soulslike with an axe to grind.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Best soulslike games, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:32 PM
     Nvidia's main chip maker is threatening to increase GPU prices

Nvidia has famously been skyrocketing in value recently, off the back of its specialist AI chips being snapped up in the tens of thousands with huge profit margins. That appears to have struck a nerve - or at least been noticed - with Nvidia's main chip manufacturing partner, TSMC, hinting that it could increase its GPU production prices for Nvidia, so it can reap a little more of what Nvidia is sowing.

How this might affect future pricing of the best graphics cards is hard to say, as the implication here is that TSMC would be charging more for higher-profit items, rather than just charging more across the board. However, it does give us a little cause for concern, as if TSMC does raise its prices to produce gaming GPUs, we would reasonably expect Nvidia to pass on the price hike to consumers.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:18 PM
     You're going to want an Nvidia GPU to play Star Wars Outlaws

We're chomping at the bantha bit to explore the galaxy of Star Wars Outlaws, and that anticipation has only grown with the knowledge the upcoming game will launch with support for Nvidia's latest DLSS 3.5 tech, and will include ray tracing and Reflex support too.

The combination of these features should mean that Star Wars Outlaws runs well and looks lovely on the latest Nvidia RTX 4000-series hardware. That's not to say it won't also perform and present perfectly on AMD GPUs, but the likes of the RTX 4070 Super, which tops our best graphics card guide, should be extra well placed to play the game.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:15 PM
     Get two free games when you buy these AMD Radeon graphics cards

AMD has just updated its offer on which games you can get free if you purchase some of its graphics cards, with the new AMD free game offer now letting you claim two out of the four available games when you buy either an RX 7800 XT or RX 7700 XT.

The new AMD offer adds some extra value to its mid-range best graphics card offerings, letting you download Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Starfield, Lies of P, or Company of Heroes 3 for a combined roughly $60 saving on buying the games separately.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:35 PM
     New building game is like Rust with ducks and it's exploding on Steam

It's Rust but with ducks. That's it. That's the hook. What more do you need to know? From Hello Neighbor developer tinyBuild, Duckside is a new base building and survival game that features shooting, PvEvP, a persistent server, and, most importantly, ducks. Rather than playing as a person or even a humanoid, you and all your opponents are ducks. They can fly, waddle, quack, peck things, and construct bases and use shotguns. Its new demo is blowing up on Steam right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best building games, Best survival games, Best FPS games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:08 PM

It's been a decade - 10 years! - since Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's fair to assume that you might've forgotten what happened during the last Dragon Age game, or some of the specific choices you made back in the misty ages of 2014. Whether you remember or not, this year's long-awaited sequel Dragon Age: The Veilguard should have you covered, with the ability to carry over your story choices from the previous game and get a refresher on what happened last time around.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:36 PM

Shadow Of The Erdtree is out in under 10 days, but some players must be in for a surprise if they expect to be able to jump in straight away. As it turns out, most players on Steam haven't even progressed far enough in the original game to access the DLC - something publishers Bandai Namco have now issued a friendly FYI about.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:03 PM

When I was a kid, one of my absolute favourite things to do on the PC was to mess around with a free virtual Felix - like the cat from the cat food adverts - who would roam around the Windows XP desktop, chasing balls of string between program windows and curling up to take a nap on the taskbar. I have no idea where the game came from - a dream, perhaps - but 30 years later, I still think about it as a perfectly formed way to lose hours on the PC without actually doing anything.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:29 PM

Sumo Group, the British video game collective which owns developers Sumo Digital, publishers Secret Mode and more - including Everybody's Gone to the Rapture devs The Chinese Room - is laying off hundreds of staff, cutting 15% of their workforce "to better navigate the upcoming challenges expected in the coming months".

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:00 PM

One Piece on Ice

A one-day screening of One Piece on Ice will be held in theaters nationwide in Japan on July 9, 2024. This event will include a live stage greeting from the cast, featuring Masama Uno as Monkey D. Luffy, Marin Honda as Vivi, Takahito Mura as Crocodile, and Rika Hongo as Mr. 2 Bon Clay, and the stage greeting will be broadcast live to participating theaters.

The screening is designed to celebrate the return of One Piece on Ice- Episode of Alabaster, which originally appeared in 2023. This show could be compared to the Disney on Ice ones held in North America, as it combines events from the One Piece anime and manga with figure skating. Various skaters perform tricks as characters set to the anime's dialogue, enhanced by projection mapping and light effects.

The event will take place at Marunouchi Piccadilly in Tokyo, with tickets priced at 5,500 yen (approximately $50 USD). Pre-order tickets are available from June 13-18, 2024, with general sales starting on June 22, 2024. Live viewing tickets for theaters nationwide will be priced at 4,500 yen (approximately $41 USD), with pre-orders open from June 13-23, 2024 and general sales from July 4-8, 2024. There is no word yet if the performance could also be broadcast outside of Japan.

The One Piece manga is available outside Japan via Viz Media, while Crunchyroll and Netflix feature the anime. The live action series is on Netflix.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:00 PM

Version 1.5 One Piece Shanks Action Figure Wears a Cloth Cape

MegaHouse announced the Variable Action Heroes figure of Shanks from One Piece will return, with the latest iteration of the anime character now wearing an actual cloth cloak. Stores like AmiAmi and Big Bad Toy Store are already taking pre-orders for the 10,450円 (~$67) item ahead of its October 2024 debut.   

This version of Shanks is inspired by his Four Emperors appearance in One Piece. He has a cloth cape this time around. His sword is also available, either for him to wield or holster in his scabbard. He comes with three face plates, with two notable ones showing him laughing or looking determined. He also comes with different hand parts for various poses. 

Here's a better look at how the figure will appear once he's released:

The original Shanks One Piece Variable Action Heroes figure debuted back in 2017. When it launched, it cost 8,800円 (~$56.35). However, it didn't feature some of the same features as this new version. For example, that release had a plastic cape, rather than a cloth one.

The Version 1.5 Variable Action Heroes Shanks figure will launch in Japan in October 2024. The One Piece anime is on Crunchyroll, the live-action show is on Netflix, and Viz Media handles the manga.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:00 PM

monster hunter wilds

Monster Hunter World catapulted the Monster Hunter series to international acclaim. Yes, the game had a solid following in Japan since its inception, and even dedicated pockets of fans appeared internationally. But World is what truly captivated a massive audience. With Monster Hunter Wilds following that success, it seems like everyone who enjoyed Capcom's latest forays into the series could end up impressed with the next installment. I had the opportunity to check out a presentation for Monster Hunter Wilds at Summer Game Fest. Wilds looks to be something that so greatly improves upon the foundations set by one of Capcom's best-selling titles that it feels like this entry will be another massive success for the developer.

What I have to say will more than likely echo already positive sentiment about the direction that Monster Hunter Wilds appears to be heading. The game is gorgeous, and the improvements to the foundations laid by Monster Hunter World and Rise are impressive. The lack of loading screens, the sheer verticality of the map, and the way the world feels alive due to the use of endemic life and persistent storms looks like it could be incredible. But this is Capcom expanding upon what the series has done in the past, because Monster Hunter has always managed to make its locales and worlds feel very much alive.

Monster Hunter Wilds just continues to iterate on that in the tried and true way of if something isn't broken, it doesn't need fixing. Instead, Capcom is just adding a few more bells and whistles to an already successful formula. Players can summon a mount similar to how they can in Monster Hunter Rise, except now there is an "auto-run" feature where your new feathered friend will automatically follow pyrefiles to your objective or the monster you are trailing as you sharpen your weapon or chow down on grilled meat to restore your stamina. Your Palico also talks now for some reason, and I'm not entirely sure if I like that decision. (I'll miss the meowing, truth be told.)

Players can also set up camp at various spots around the map to quickly change weapons and armor. However, these spots can be destroyed by monsters, which I feel is a nice touch. Speaking of weapons, players can now equip two at a time, with the presentation I saw showcasing the Greatsword and Longsword. Both weapons looked devastating, and while I've hung up my Greatsword, the mobility and option to block attacks from monsters with that massive blade made it look extremely appealing.


But I still couldn't get over how gorgeous the game looked or how alive it felt during the footage presented. I personally have an issue with these games feeling lonely, like I'm just wandering around looking for something without anything to signal true reactiveness in the world I'm trudging through. Monster Hunter World was decent enough in that with monsters roaming in and out of regions, and Rise had the same. But Wilds takes this a step further with the aforementioned endemic life changing and even migrating under various weather conditions. During the presentation, we saw the small toad-bird hybrid creatures nesting in a tree, their young croaking for insects. We saw the environment change during a "phase of abundance," with more greenery sprouting up on one section of the map, and changing again when that phase ended.

It feels like there is a lot to discover in Wilds, outside of the obvious improvements. There are new monsters, reactive weather conditions, monsters lurking behind every corner or slithering beneath the sands. And even if the monster designs shown thus far aren't to my liking, I cannot wait to play this next installment in the Monster Hunter series.

Monster Hunter Wilds is currently in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC and is set to release simultaneously worldwide in 2025. Capcom confirmed crossplay at Summer Game Fest 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:30 PM

Katsuhiro Harada Talked About the Geese Tekken 7 Crossover

On social media, Tekken 8 Producer Katsuhiro Harada discussed people's crossover character suggestions and, during so, brought up the Tekken 7 DLC fighter Geese Howard from The King of Fighters. He went over how Geese wasn't the only option considered, as well as noted the reaction from people when he was announced.

First, Harada discussed The King of Fighters Tekken 7 crossover character and potential for future ones when responding to someone who suggested Iori Yagami for Tekken 8. He noted that Yagami was also a possible choice. However, he picked Geese to go up against Heihachi Mishima.


Harada followed that up with a response to someone discussing Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant joining Tekken 8. He said if there was a new installment, that would be a character he'd consider. However, in the comment to that he noted how some people had no idea who Geese was when he ended up being added to Tekken 7


All of these responses came up when Harada shared some informal Twitter polls gauging interest in Tekken characters. The first mentioned Anna, Eliza, Katarina, and Julia/Michelle, with the Julia/Michelle option winning. The second included Josie, Kazumi, Kunimitsu, and Lucky Chloe, with Lucky Chloe winning that vote.

Tekken 8 is available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and Lidia is the next DLC character. Tekken 7 is on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:00 PM

Elden Ring Hits New Sales Milestone as New Trailer Appears

Bandai Namco not only announced a new Elden Ring sales milestone, but it also revealed a new trailer to help people catch up with the game ahead of Shadow of the Erdtree. As of June 2024, 25 million people worldwide bought the game.

First, here's the Elden Ring sales milestone announcement. As a reminder, the last update came in February 2023. At that point, the game was at 20 million copies sold. So it took about a year and four months to sell an additional 5 million.


Next, here's the new Elden Ring "The Journey so Far" trailer. It acts as a reminder of what to expect from this FromSoftware Soulslike and goes over the backstory for the main adventure.


While this Elden Ring trailer is more focused on things we'd seen leading up to the add-on, there was another one that pertained to new content recently as well. The story trailer for the expansion appeared at the end of May 2024. It suggested what new tidbits of lore we'll encounter.

Ahead of Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, we've also seen a number of other related items. For example, an Erdtree's Favor necklace is on the way. Yen Press also released the third volume of the comedic manga series based on the game. However, one item won't be available before or just after launch. Bandai Namco noted there's an issue with the Shadow of the Erdtreeart book, so that will ship later.

Elden Ring is on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC, and the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC debuts on June 21, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:30 PM

Bloodborne Complete Edition Guide

Future Press announced the release of the Bloodborne Complete Edition Guide, coming in September 2024. This special edition guide also contains insights on the game's development direct from developers at FromSoftware.

The Bloodborne Complete Edition Guide will feature detailed guides to every aspect of Bloodborne, written with behind-the-scenes information from the developers. The book will contain multiple sections, breaking down locations, creatures, equipment and NPCs in each. There will also be a section dedicated to teaching new players about how the game's various systems work. All these sections are informed by FromSoftware themselves, offering new insights into Yharnam.

In addition to the new guide, the 744-page book will contain an exclusive interview with director Hidetaka Miyazaki, a detailed lore section and a concept art gallery. The book is available to pre-order now from the Future Press online store and will release on September 30, 2024. It will be available for $59.99, £49.99 or €54.99.

Despite releasing in 2014, Bloodborne continues to be hugely popular. In addition to the Complete Edition Guide releasing soon, the game continues to receive official merchandise and comic book adaptations. The recently released Nightmare Kart also began life as a Bloodborne fan project before Sony requested the removal of copyrighted elements.

The Bloodborne Complete Edition Guide is available to pre-order now from the Future Press website. It will release on September 30, 2024. Bloodborne is available now for the PS4.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:00 PM

Honkai_ Star Rail Firefly Gameplay Trailer Shows Her Transformation into SAM

Ahead of the 2.3 Honkai: Star Rail update, a new Keeping Up with Star Rail gameplay video focused on highlighting all of the moves Firefly can use in battle. This time, Owlbert and Welt explained everything we can expect from the new five-star Fire Destruction unit.

Editor's Note: There will be spoilers for the 2.0 Penacony Honkai: Star Rail storyline and Firefly in the Keeping Up with Star Rail gameplay video and article before.

As confirmed by the events in Penacony and the latest story trailer, Firefly is actually the Stellaron Hunter SAM. SAM is a suit she wears when in combat. This transformation is shown in-game. When walking around areas, people will see Firefly. In-battle, she'll fight inside the SAM suit. 

The video begins by showing the Skill Order: Aerial Bombardment. Firefly sacrifices health to increase energy, advance her next action, and deal damage to one enemy. So she gets a buff and attacks. Her Chrysalid Pyronexus Talent makes her take less damage when her HP is lower, can cause regeneration, and removes debuffs when health is restored. The Ultimate Fyrefly Type-IV: Complete Combustion sends her into Complete Combustion mode. This lets her attack again and enhances her attack and skill. Her basic attack deals more damage and heals her. The Enhanced Skill applies Fire weakness to all enemies, restores her health, while dealing Fire damage to one enemy and those adjacent to it. 

Here's the full gameplay video showing Firefly and SAM in Honkai: Star Rail.


Firefly's signature Light Cone was also revealed. It is called Metamorphosis, and any Destruction character can use it. In addition to increasing the Break Effect of its wearer by 60%, it also causes a Routed debuff to be applied to attacked enemies to increase the amount of break damage they take and decrease their speed. It is only available in limited-time banners.

Honkai: Star Rail is available on the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and Firefly (and SAM) will be playable in the 2.3 update on June 19, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:30 PM

Visions of Mana Release Date

Square Enix announced the release date for Visions of Mana. In addition, the publisher has revealed details about the contents of the Collector's Edition.

The Visions of Mana release date is August 29, 2024, and it will be released for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Pre-orders are available now. As well as the release date, Square Enix confirmed the contents of the Visions of Mana Collector's Edition. This is available exclusively from the Square Enix online store as part of a pre-order.

The Collector's Edition box will contain the following items:

  • Plush of the Sacred Beast Ramcoh
  • Hardcover art book featuring concept art, storyboards and other artwork
  • A 5-CD soundtrack, featuring a bonus arrangement disc containing 5 exclusive remixes

The game will not be packaged in the Collector's Edition box, but will be shipped alongside any purchase. There are also two digital pre-order bonuses included, such as an outfit for Val and a "Starter Pack" that players can use to boost their experience early on.

Visions of Mana was first announced at The Game Awards 2023, and Square Enix confirmed a summer release window at the 2024 Xbox Developer Direct. It's the latest game in the long-running Mana series, and the first mainline game in over 15 years.

Visions of Mana will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC on August 29, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:23 PM
     Collecctor Ancient Scrolls Dark And DarkerWow, you just picked up an Ancient Scroll in Dark and Darker. It has to do something because it takes up so much damn space, right? What does the Ancient Scroll do in Dark and Darker Nothing. Currently, the Ancient Scroll serves absolutely no purpose in the game other than being sold to the merchant. Extracting with this massive sheaf of paper will net you a measly three gold when sold, so, right now, I wouldn't bother. There are many other much more useful things you could put in your six inventory slots. The only real reason to collect them at the moment is if you just happen to have the space left over and have nothing better to fill the space. The Ancient Scroll will take up a lot of space in Dark and Darker and not result in much. Screenshot: PC Invasion However, due to the item being so rare and taking so much room, I won't be surprised if some use is attributed to it later on in development. So, although they're useless now, they might be worth s...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:46 PM
     Dark And Darker Characters Looking At Campfire1To find the Barracks in Dark and Darker can be a task because everything changes. However, this guide will show you the best way to find the hidden location in Dark and Darker. Dark and Darker: How to find the Barracks You'll get this quest early from the Tavern Master, so completing it as soon as possible can be beneficial because you can also find one of the Old Tombs. However, the game is a roguelike and the layout of the dungeon changes every run. So, to know how to find the Barracks in Dark and Darker, you need to keep an eye out and use the map.  Image: IRONMACE Location of the Barracks To find the Barracks in the game, you have to look in the crypts. Even then, it seems that sometimes the barracks will not spawn at all. In that case, you may have to redo the run. But no matter what, the Barracks will spawn in random locations each time, making them harder to find. However, they do stand out quite a bit. Most of the layout of the crypt is the same, and things...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:37 PM
     How To Cheese The Witness Encounter In Destiny 2 Salvations Edge Featured ImageThe raid that came along with The Final Shape is one of the best in any Destiny game ever. What makes it one of the best is the fact that every encounter requires a team of competent players who know what to do. But what if you could speed up one of the encounters to make it a bit easier? We're going to investigate and let you know how to cheese the Witness encounter in Destiny 2 Salvation's Edge raid. Destiny 2 — A Guardian finds a way to cheese the Witness encounter in Destiny 2 Salvation's Edge The race to World's First for the Salvation's Edge raid was one of the best races ever. You could tell that it was going to be a good race since it took teams a whole 7-8 hours to complete just the first encounter in the raid. For context, that's about how long it took for the World's First team to beat the last brand-new raid, Root of Nightmares. Screenshot: Cheese Forever/YouTube Of course, there is the normal way to complete the entir...

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     How To Complete The Calm Before Quest In Fallout 76 Skyline Valley Featured ImageIn Fallout 76 Skyline Valley, the quest The Calm Before seems to halt progress at some point. If you're stuck, this guide can show you how to complete The Calm Before quest in Fallout 76 Skyline Valley. Fallout 76 Skyline Valley: How to complete The Calm Before quest As soon as you get into Dark Hallow Manor, you'll have to face a large horde of enemies. You can easily clear out the area if you have the Gauss Minigun. However, many players have reported that once the manor has been cleared, The Calm Before quest doesn't move on. There's no quest marker, and you're still stuck. Restarting or server hopping seems not to work either. However, a Reddit user has found out why the quest isn't progressing. It seems that you might not have gotten rid of all enemies after all. Image: Bethesda After you kill all the enemies charging at you, start searching the manor for a power armor suit called the Lost Power Champion. If you find this character and approach it, the NPC ...

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     How To Use Planetary Piston Hammer And Get Charges In Destiny 2 Featured ImageWhat many people thought was going to be the end of Destiny 2 as we know it, turned out to be the greatest Guardian revival the series has ever seen. Since Bungie has gotten past its rocky delays and layoffs, the new Episodic content after The Final Shape is shaping up to be a great time. That's why we're going to break it down and show you how to use the Planetary Piston Hammer and how to charge it up in Destiny 2. Destiny 2 — How to get and use Planetary Piston Hammer Before you can start using and charging the Planetary Psiton Hammer, you'll want to figure out how to get it and how it works. The Piston Hammer is part of the new Episodic activities for Episode 1: Echoes. Specifically, you'll need to start the Specimen ID: NES001 quest and progress until you need to talk to Failsafe for the first time. Image: Bungie Once you talk to Failsafe, they'll give you the Planetary Piston Hammer and task you with extracting data and activating a ...

TGN – Tabletop Gaming News Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:35 PM
     Ares Games, in partnership with Colossus Games, has announced further details about their upcoming Mega Empires line, set for global release in late 2024. The new line will feature updated versions of the previously released Western Empires and Eastern Empires, now rebranded as Mega Empires: The West and Mega Empires: The East. Mega Empires: The...

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     Games Workshop has announced the release of new miniatures for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, amid the narrative backdrop of the Skaventide's resurgence in the Mortal Realms. The release coincides with the lore-driven event, the Hour of Ruin, where the Skaven, empowered by the catastrophic event known as Vermindoom, escalate their efforts against their adversaries. Featured...

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     Disney Lorcana fans have a new reason to visit their local hobby stores on August 9 and mass retailers on August 23, as the trading card game launches its fifth set, "Shimmering Skies." This expansion introduces new characters, mechanics, and cards, enriching the gaming experience for both new and returning players. The set prominently features...

TGN – Tabletop Gaming News Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:51 PM
     Steamforged Games has announced that the Warmachine and Iron Kingdoms RPG series are now available for pre-order on the Steamforged store, with shipments set to start in mid-July. Steamforged is working to resolve the inherited issues of high demand and extended lead times. Currently, Australian fans will need to wait a bit longer for their...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, June 12, 2024 5:31 PM

A release date trailer was also released.

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The PlayStation Plus lineup includes Monster Hunter Rise.

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The publisher previously reported that the game surpassed 20 million units as of February 2023.

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MonsterVine Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:00 PM
     There are a whole lot of series that I'd love to see get tactical RPG spin-offs with beautiful pixel art. Metal Slug is one that I admittedly didn't think of before Metal Slug Tactics' announcement, but the recently released demo for the upcoming title has shown me that I should have. In the time I […]

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     Monster Hunter Wilds takes players to the Forbidden Plains in its next entry. It promises a dynamic, living world where its population, monsters, and locations are all interconnected. At Summer Game Fest, I had the chance to attend a behind-closed-doors gameplay demonstration of Monster Hunter Wilds. The developers walked me through their overall vision as […]