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GamersHeroes Monday, June 17, 2024 2:42 PM

An all-new Inside Out-inspired season for Gameloft Barcelona's Disney Speedstorm, players will be able to experience Joy, Anger, Sadness, and more with today's Season 8 update for the racer.

The post Disney Speedstorm "Journey of Emotions" Event Now Live appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 17, 2024 2:28 PM

An action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology, the latest trailer for Game Science's Black Myth: Wukong showed how players will be able to confront destiny.

The post Black Myth: Wukong "Confront Destiny" Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 5:00 PM

It's hard to believe that the most famous franchise in fighting game history has never had a guest character before. God of War's Kratos has been in Mortal Kombat. Yoda was in Soul Calibur. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster is now home to more characters from outside the series than from within it. But Fatal Fury's…


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 4:50 PM

Paradox Interactive, the company behind Cities: Skylines and Crusader Kings, announced that after numerous delays it has decided to cancel development of Life By You, its highly anticipated Sims-like game.


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 4:42 PM

Dragon Age: The Veilguard has activated a side of the internet that has been living off crumbs for a decade. Think about it: the Dragon Age fandom hasn't had a game to dissect, anticipate, or scrutinize since Inquisition launched in 2014. The Veilguard, which is set to finally wrap up the devastating cliffhanger of Inq…


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 4:20 PM

Ever since Valorant began its console beta on June 14 I haven't been able to put the game down. I'm not new to Riot Games' tactical hero shooter, but the console version has reignited my love for it, and it has to do with the port's headlining new feature: Focus Mode.


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 3:38 PM

That sequel to the 2022 Uncharted film that approximately five of us actually liked is officially in production. The news was confirmed by Variety earlier today after Sony mentioned an Uncharted sequel at CineEurope 2024 while running down its pipeline of upcoming movies.


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 3:00 PM

Starfield on Xbox Series S is a surprisingly solid experience. However, Bethesda's massive open-world space RPG is locked to 30 FPS on Xbox's cheaper and less powerful console. But with some new fan-developed mods, Starfield can hit 60 or even 120 FPS on Series S, just be prepared for some less-than-great visuals.


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 2:35 PM

A long time ago in a galaxy that's ours, Star Wars meant fun, adventure, creativity, and cultural impact. Then Disney bought the rights from George Lucas and the franchise suffered from quality control and oversaturation (*cough* Solo, *cough* The Book of Boba Fett). When The Acolyte trailer dropped, I thought it was…


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 1:50 PM

As I peer out from a ventilation shaft to catch sight of the unspeakable horror in search of me, I prepare to toss a wrench I lifted from the ground in the desperate hope of distracting it. I step out of the shaft, throw it, and then immediately dart for the door. But I get the angle wrong and catch the lip of a beam…


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 1:40 PM

Of the seven demos I played at the Tribeca Festival's official games section, darkwebSTREAMER is by far the one I spent the most time with. The horror narrative roguelike's risk-reward system, based around streaming progressively more dangerous occult activities in hopes of becoming the best streamer you can be,…


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 1:10 PM

Overwatch 2's eleventh season begins on Thursday, June 20, and this time around Blizzard is going with what looks like a Power Rangers tribute theme this season. But that's not the only thing poking at millennial nostalgia, as Blizzard is teasing that a Transformers collaboration is in the works.


Kotaku Monday, June 17, 2024 12:40 PM

20 years ago, a third-person action-adventure pirate game called Age of Pirates: Captain Blood was announced via a short trailer at E3 2004. And then a lot of shit happened, leading to the game being delayed repeatedly in development and then protracted legal fights once it was finished. But now, finally, two decades…


PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 5:15 PM
     Paradox's Sims rival Life by You suddenly canceled

There are few games that feel as unlucky as Life by You. Paradox's The Sims competitor was almost at launch a few times before being pushed back at the last moment. The most recent delay came around a month ago, being the third time the game nearly entered early access before hitting a roadblock and being sent to the back of the queue. Now, unfortunately, the road has run out for the game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Life by You release date, Games like The Sims, Best life games

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 3:54 PM
     Overwatch 2 shows off new Season 11 mythic rewards and weapon skins

There's a dichotomy at the heart of Overwatch 2. On one hand it's the most loathed game Blizzard has ever produced, and that includes Warcraft 3: Reforged. The sequel to the original big name in hero shooters sits on a horrendous player score, with only 18% of all reviews being positive. On the other hand, 30 thousand people are logging in to play it each day - and that's just on Steam, there are plenty of other places to play it. This means this popular/unpopular game is chugging along quite nicely despite the poor reviews, and the lid just got lifted on what players can expect in the next season.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 3:16 PM
     DBD codes June 2024

June 17, 2024 A new DBD code has dropped for all 4th and 5th anniversary crowns, and we've added Switch-exclusive codes for Twitch drops.

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 Monday, June 17, 2024 1:48 PM
     Next Abiotic Factor update unleashes mystery fog and mustaches

It's important to remember that the original Half-Life isn't just a science fiction FPS, it's a B movie-esque romp through some of the wackiest tropes out there. For every moment of horror you have an equal moment of comedy. That's something various content creators have taken advantage of to wonderful effect and now games are getting in on the action too. If you've ever wondered exactly why you have to wear those ridiculous ties, then Abiotic Factor may be the game you've secretly been searching for.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 1:29 PM
     Mad Max meets Twisted Metal in new vehicular brawler you can play now

They just don't make them like they used to, and by them, I mean games about cars shooting each other in big dust bowls and other vehicular arenas. Avalanche's 2015 Mad Max game was close, and is a phenomenal game in its own right, but it doesn't have the same je ne sais quois as Twisted Metal. Fortunately, Fumes is a new game which combines the desert and brutality of Mad Max with the retro aesthetic and wacky cars of Twisted Metal, and it has a demo you can play now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best apocalypse games, Best racing games, Best open-world games

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:59 PM
     Kingdom Come Deliverance is at its lowest price ever on Steam

One of the biggest complaints I have about RPGs is that combat is usually deeply unrealistic. Take Skyrim, where you can shoot a bandit in the head with an unarmored arrow and have them remain completely unfazed. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is on the opposite end of the scale with some of the most immersive systems in any game -  and it's 80% off on Steam right now, at its lowest price ever.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 release date, Kingdom Come: Deliverance review, Kingdom Come console commands

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:44 PM
     El Dorado is a new city building game filled with blood and angry gods

The mysterious city of gold has teased the imagination of many over hundreds of years. Used as an excuse both for intrepid explorers to head into the unknown and for some to inflict crimes beyond reckoning, it nevertheless holds a persistently evocative grip on dreams. El Dorado: The Golden City Builder is a chance to see things from the other side as you build a Mayan empire across the entire Yucatán Peninsula.

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:32 PM
     Cooler Master is giving away a free gaming monitor with this PSU

We're used to hardware companies bundling extra goodies for buyers of their wares but, at least in terms of size, this has to be one of the most out of proportion yet. Yes, if you buy this 850W power supply from Cooler Master you'll get a free 27-inch gaming monitor thrown in for free.

The new Cooler Master offer isn't without sense, though, as its new X Silent Edge Platinum 850 (fanless) PSU is a premium product that's nearly twice the price of the monitor with which it's being bundled, putting it firmly in potential best power supply territory.

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:29 PM
     AMD Radeon GPU prices are falling even further now

Following a few months of stability, AMD graphics card prices are once again on the move, and it's thankfully in the direction that benefits anyone looking to save some money while upgrading. The ASRock RX 7800XT Challenger OC has now fallen $20 below the $499 MSRP, and you can save a further $10 with a handy discount code.

We've listed the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT as the best graphics card under $500, meaning this latest price drop makes for even better value, as long as you're not chasing the supreme ray tracing performance of a high-end card like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:25 PM
     First Steam 'players' were clicking bananas for cash, now it's cats

You've probably spotted the mysterious Banana game that has scaled the Steam charts over the past week or so, overtaking everything except for Counter-Strike 2 - and even then, it's sometimes pretty close. Tasking players with clicking images of bananas to earn Steam items that can, in theory, be sold for real cash, it now has a competitor in the newly released Cats, whose meteoric rise kicked off over the weekend.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:26 PM
     The best Elden Ring armor sets

Searching for the best Elden Ring armor sets? If we're being completely honest, there's no point in being good at something unless you look good while you're doing it. The best Elden Ring armor sets can separate you from the rest of the Tarnished out there, providing you with an outfit that can strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.

In this RPG game, upgrading your armaments using Elden Ring smithing stones and Ashes of War is just as important as leveling up your character. There are some armor sets imbued with powerful abilities, though their use largely depends on what type of character you're building. If you've got a fashion-conscious Tarnished, Elden Ring makes it difficult to find armor that is both protective and stylish, but it certainly can be done if you know where to look.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, Elden Ring weapons

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:12 PM
     New Ultimate General strategy game is on sale, but not for much longer

If you're a fan of American history, as developer Game Labs is, then its latest strategy game, Ultimate General: American Revolution, should help scratch that itch. It's an early access title that just launched, and its initial sale is still going for a few more days.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best strategy games, Best 4X games, Best war games

PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:16 PM
     Best gaming mouse in 2024

The best gaming mouse can transform how it feels to interact with your favorite games. With a top rodent, every click or swipe takes you closer to winning in the best PC games, but a poor mouse that's slow and unreliable can cost you the game.

Do you want a wired or wireless gaming mouse? We've got both on this list, plus lightweight and featherweight choices for different genres. The SteelSeries Rival 3 is our top option if you're shopping with a small budget.

These are our tried and tested picks for the best gaming mouse. Even an amazing mouse can let you down without the right mouse pad, so check out our guide on the best mouse pad for a full suite of recommendations.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 17, 2024 12:24 PM
     Dragon Age The Veilguard dev isn't worried about Baldur's Gate 3

Dragon Age: Origins is, for me, the magnum opus of companion-centric RPGs. There's romance and flirting, bickering and all-out fighting, all made plausible by a colorful cast of perfectly crafted fantasy characters. While Dragon Age 2 featured the excellent Fenris and Isabela, and Inquisition killed it with Solas and Josephine (although I still want Vivienne), both have since been outclassed by Larian's Baldur's Gate 3. Given I still see Astarion's face at least once a day on my Twitter timeline, BG3 feels like 'the game to live up to,' so I ask Dragon Age: The Veilguard's creative director, John Epler, if BG3's success scares him.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 17, 2024 1:39 PM

Starfield's first expansion, this year's Shattered Space, won't be the only major DLC for the sci-fi exploration game, Bethesda bossman Todd Howard has confirmed.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 17, 2024 1:11 PM

A Quiet Place is a very solid horror movie that seemed primed for a video game adaptation from the off. After all, it already had all the ingredients of a video game right there: the whole film is essentially one overlong stealth mission with a punishing fail state - any crunchy glass or other noise would immediately draw the attention of deadly alien monsters - and at one point there's a whiteboard with the narrative equivalent of Dead Space's "CUT OFF THEIR LIMBS" graffiti scrawled on it. Lo and behold, we're getting a Quiet Place video game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 17, 2024 12:40 PM

Baldur's Gate 3's upcoming mod support update, which will introduce official modding tools to the sprawling Dungeons & Dragons RPG later this year, will effectively serve as Larian's swan song for their work on the game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 17, 2024 12:16 PM

Remember Lords of the Fallen? No, not that one. This one. Last year's reboot of the 2014 game of exactly the same name - despite the successor originally being a numbered sequel, then at least having a 'The' at the start of its title to help tell them apart a little - will now get its own follow-up in a third Lords of the Fallen game. The upcoming sequel doesn't have a name yet, but I really hope they stick with the bit and just call it "Lords of the Fallen" again.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 7:45 PM

baten kaitos steam

The Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster are now available on Steam via a stealth drop. There is also a launch sale, which will end on July 1, 2024. [Thanks, Wario64!]

You can watch the Steam launch trailer for Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster here:


The remastered versions originally came out on September 15, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch. You can read our review of it here. However, the original iteration of the first game came out in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube. The sequel came out several years later in 2006, also for the GameCube.

The series was a joint effort between tri-Crescendo and Monolith Soft. Monolith Soft would later go on to develop the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Meanwhile, tri-Crescendo co-developed Tales games post Zestiria. It also developed Eternal Sonata and Digimon World Re:Digitize.

Baten Kaitos is an RPG series in which players assume the role of a guardian spirit who guides the protagonist and his party in an adventure across an aerial kingdom. Cards play an important part of the game. They're not only the foundation for the battle system, but they're also plot devices, as well as how you manage your items.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster are readily available for the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 7:00 PM

life by you canceled

Paradox Interactive announced that it canceled Life By You. Life By You was going to be a life simulation game akin to the The Sims series.

In a message on the Paradox Forum, Deputy CEO Mattias Lilja explained and apologized for the situation. It starts by acknowledging that it was a difficult decision and that Paradox failed to meet both its and the community's expectations. In order to make the game fit their original vision for it, the developers chose to delay it twice. It also held off on Early Access release due to the game "lacking in some key areas," and the roadmap to a release version it would be confident in was too long and difficult. Life by You was promising and had its strengths, but it decided to stop development since even more time on it would not help them reach a version it would be satisfied with.

Most of the comments agreed with Paradox Interactive's decision. Some stated that it's better to cancel it rather than putting more pressure on developers. Others noted that they weren't surprised because of how silent the social media presences were for the game.

An announcement trailer for Life By You came out a year ago. Like The Sims 3, it featured an open-world design and allowed you to follow your characters to work and shop. Some Sims games featured these options, but they were in expansion packs or you needed to go to another lot (through a loading screen).

Life By You will no longer appear on the Windows PC, as development on it has stopped.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 6:00 PM

Two new Super Mario items will be available starting June 25, 2024, with people in Japan able to pick them up at FamilyMart stores. These items are the Super Mario Boo room light and the Luigi's Hat plush pouch. Both items come with a booklet detailing their uses and features.

The two items are about the same size, despite their different functions. The Super Mario Boo room light costs 3,289 yen (approximately $20.85) and is almost 11 cm tall. As the name suggests, it is a room light. It can serve as both a functional lamp and a decorative piece, including features like a slow flicker mode and a one-hour timer.

The Super Mario Luigi's Hat plush pouch comes in at 2,739 yen (around $17.37). It's the smaller of the two items, as it is only 9cm tall. It is a plush pouch in the shape of Luigi's green hat, with a zipper pocket for storing small items and a chain.

These both appear ahead of a new Super Mario Bros spin-off. Luigi's Mansion 2 HD is about to appear on the Switch worldwide. It is an HD remaster of the handheld game.

Super Mario Boo Room Light and Luigi's Hat Plush Pouch will be available at FamilyMart stores in Japan starting June 25, 2024.

The post Luigi's Mansion Hat Pouch and Boo Lamp Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 5:00 PM

Kaiju no 8 game

Akatsuki Games and Toho announced the two are working on the first game adaptation of the anime and manga Kaiju No 8 for mobile devices and PCs. The game, tentatively titled Kaiju No 8: The Game, will be available on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam, and it will be a free-to-play title with in-app purchases.

An official promotional video premiered on June 15, 2024. This showed up during the broadcast of the tenth episode of the Kaiju No 8 anime. It was later shared on the series' official YouTube channel and social media.

Watch the promotional video here:


Based on Naoya Matsumoto's manga serialized in Shonen Jump, it follows a man named Kafka with the ability to transform into a Kaiju. He works for a government agency defeating malicious ones. However, because Kaiju are such a threat and the means of his transformation put him in danger, he has to keep his ability secret among his closest friends. The anime adaptation began airing in April 2024.

This isn't Akatsuki Games' first free-to-play title. It also developed Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle and Romancing Saga: Re-Universe. Both also appeared worldwide.

Kaiju No 8: The Game will be available on mobile devices and PCs via Steam. The release date has yet to be announced. The Kaiju No 8 anime is currently airing on Crunchyroll, and the manga is handled outside Japan by Viz Media.

The post Kaiju No 8 Game Invading PC and Mobile Devices appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 4:00 PM

Rider Servant Zhao Yun brandishes his spear in front of a smaller Yui Shousetsu

The new Fate/Samurai Remnant newest DLC 3, which is called Record's Fragment: Bailong and the Crimson Demon, has a June 20, 2024 release date and includes a new Rider. The character is Rogue Rider Servant Zhao Yun, one of Liu Bei's Five Tiger Generals of the Warring States Period in China.

The announcement came via the official Fate/Samurai Remnant social media account, and it featured key art of Rider Zhao Yun and a mysterious black-winged woman:


This new story chapter features the protagonist Iori Miyamoto facing off against a series of strange anomalies. The preview on the Koei Tecmo site described new enemies, a mystery involving disappearing children, and a younger version of Yui Shousetsu combined with a warning. All this is mixed in with the sudden appearance of Rider Zhao Yun to complicate the Waxing Moon Ritual.

To play the new DLC, players must complete up to chapter three, which is "Seek the Heroes to Survive." On the map, they should select "Record's Fragment: Bailong and the Crimson Demon" in order to access the new story.

This add-on will follow the two other story DLCs. One features Gilgamesh, the golden Archer. The other involves Yagyu Munenori, a famed swordmaster.

Fate/Samurai Remnant is currently available to play on the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and the DLC 3 release date is June 20, 2024. A free demo is also available for players.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 3:30 PM

Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Rock and Terry Character Art Shared

SNK revealed the official Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Rock Howard and Terry Bogard character art. Each one shows the sheets used to design the fighters and offers a look at finer details in both of their outfits in the game.

Each of the two character sheets show the characters with their jackets on and off. Details like patches or designs on the jacket are isolated, so you can better read the text or see the designs. In the case of Terry Bogard, the belt buckle from his belt is also highlighted to better show that element of his Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves design.

Here are the official character sheets for Rock Howard and Terry Bogard in Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves:

It seems like SNK could eventually end up sharing character art for all Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves fighters in this fashion. This would also mean we'd get a better look at some of the most recent reveals. For example, during Summer Game Fest 2024, we learned B. Jenet would return and a new fighter would be Vox Reaper. 

Alongside the designs, SNK reminded people that the Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves website is live. Its character section is now open. Visiting pages shows off their official profiles, their fighting styles, their birthday, their blood type, a link to their trailer, and some official images. However, the Command List sections for characters aren't accessible just yet.

Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves will release in early 2025 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, though there is no exact release window for it just yet. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 3:00 PM

Review- Everafter Falls Feels Like Just Another Farming Sim a

I didn't expect to start a farming sim game where an encounter with Truck-kun running over my avatar would isekai me to another world, but that's exactly how Everafter Falls starts. Instead of getting run over being the end, it's a reintroduction to a more tranquil, rural life. However, while there are some unique elements here and a gameplay loop some may find satisfying, it might not be unusual enough to stand out among existing games in the genre.

As mentioned earlier, Everafter Falls starts with the player being hit by a truck and waking up in the titular town. Dog is there to let you know that was a virtual reality sim involving a visit to "Earth." While the player character doesn't remember anything or anyone, Dog explains this is "normal" and assures you that you've lived a happy life as a community member for years, you've just been gone for about a year, and it'll be easy for you to get back to farming, helping your neighbors, and fighting in the dungeons.

The thing is, I wish Everafter Falls did a little more with its setup or attempted to lean into how different it could be with the idea of something being up sooner. Picontieris an example of taking a farming sim game where dealing with chores and daily life is accompanied by lore that shows something else went on. Every time I'd see a story segment pop up after a nap, I'd hope it would hint more at what's going on, but it takes a while to start developing things in a way that pays off in the way I wanted. Maybe it would have helped if the fellow villagers' personalities were stronger and other narrative elements stuck out more, but I feel like it could have leaned harder into this promising premise. 

This isn't to say SquareHusky doesn't try to show how Everafter Falls is unique relatively swiftly. You get your pet via a quest rather promptly, which acts as a means of tilling soil, watering plants, carrying extra items, assisting in battle, or even teleporting places. You can use drones or pixies to help with daily tasks. Completing quests results in getting cards, which you eat to gain extra abilities. Essentially all the recipes you need to craft the various makers for items are available from the start. There are definitely perks to it that make sure this farming game feels different than other ones.


However, there are also elements of Everafter Falls that I felt didn't exactly land well. I'm not a fan of its artistic direction, though this a personal gripe. It looks rather generic and too simplistic. It didn't stand out in a really positive way. And while one of the selling points is supposed to be being able to see progression of growing plants' phases at a glance, I found it difficult to notice major differences on the Switch in the period between sprout and fully grown produce.

Also, if you are unfamiliar with farming and life sim games, you will get lost going into Everafter Falls. I'm well acquainted with them after years of Stardew Valley and Bokujou Monogatari titles like Story of Seasons. However, even I was flummoxed when trying to figure out how to head to the dungeon after getting the rune, how to donate items to the museum, and even how to ship items so I'd get money for seeds and upgrades. (Dump stuff in the box in front of the blue box in front of the store that is one screen to the east of your home.) You need to constantly track on the map where neighbors are for quests, and you have to do so by scrolling through their icons on the sides. It is not very intuitive, with everything essentially dumped on you at once. It took me about three tries to figure out how the fishing minigame actually worked, and it took about three more tries to then start catching fish.

Also, I'm not a fan of the Everafter Falls Switch performance. The loading times are terrible. It is at its worst when you are starting a new game or loading up a save file. It was so bad I initially thought the game locked up. We're talking minutes long waits to get into the game. I also noticed it was very slightly sluggish with two people, when in battle, or when assigning the pet to queue up multiple tasks in a row.

However, for those who can overlook some of the issues, Everafter Falls is very good at providing a gameplay loop and incentives to explore. Basically everything you find, such as bugs, seashells, fish, and certain items, can be donated to the museum or aquarium in town. People are constantly assigning you fetch quests and, while they don't always have a lot of personality or feel memorable, you get cards to augment your abilities or worthwhile rewards. It's very easy to get into a routine, and the promise of eventually getting little hints at what's going on is enticing.

Even though the execution in Everafter Falls isn't great about getting you adjusted to the farming sim and I wish it leaned more into its premise and mystery from the start, it isn't a bad game! It has its moments, with the card-based skill acquisition and multifunctional pet both being highlights. Like most games in this genre, I really did find myself getting absorbed in it for hours once I got settled. I just wish it did more to stand out.

Everafter Falls launches on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 20, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 2:30 PM

Goddess of Victory Gets Clay, More Cheerleader Event

Shift Up revealed the next Goddess of Victory: NIKKE event will feature a Rewind cheerleader event called Clay, More and add the SSR character Clay. Things will kick off on June 20, 2024, alongside a new daily login event, July Mission Pass with special costume, and Union Raid. 

The Clay More cheerleader event and SSR Clay character banner both will appear in NIKKE on June 20, 2024, and they will run until July 3, 2024. The event features Clay trying to keep Rewind going in Bay's absence, going through special stages and getting rewards in the Event Shop. Clay is a Supporter Tetra Line character. She wields the You Can Do It SMG gun, and she can deal electric damage. She buffs attack, stops debuff, and boosts true damage. After the event ends, she'll be added to the Ordinary and Social Point Recruit banners. 

As for the other new events, some begin alongside or after the update's other additions. The Daily Fight login-event starts on June 20, 2024, and it will also be finished on July 3, 2024. The Archives will feature the Dazzling Cupid event for those who missed it on June 20, 2024. The next Union Raid runs June 21-26, 2024. Meanwhile, the July Mission Pass with the Under The Sun costume for the SSR character Maiden doesn't start until July 1, 2024. It will be her second outfit, as the first is Covert Nurse.

Goddess of Victory: NIKKE is available for PCs and mobile devices, and the Clay More event starring the new SSR cheerleader Clay runs June 20, 2024 through July 3, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 2:00 PM

Hololive City 24

Cover revealed that it will hold Hololive City '24 events at six theme parks across Japan throughout the latter half of 2024. These events will temporarily decorate attractions and meal packaging in those parks with the Vtubers. The event will also include exclusive stamp rallies and escape room games.

Even though these events will only take place in Japan, several members from Hololive's English and Indonesian branches will also feature in most of them. The event's merchandise lineup will also include the 63 active female Vtubers from all three regional branches as of June 2024.

The event schedule, along with the list of featured Vtubers, is available right below:

Tokyo Dome City Attractions - August 1, 2024, until September 2, 2024

  • Aki Rosenthal
  • AZKi
  • Hoshimachi Suisei
  • Tokoyami Towa
  • Hakui Koyori
  • Fuwawa Abyssgard (EN)
  • Mococo Abyssgard (EN)

Hirakata Park in Osaka - August 23, 2024, until September 16, 2024

  • Shirakami Fubuki
  • Natsuiro Matsuri
  • Sakura Miko
  • Amane Kanata
  • Omaru Polka
  • Hakos Baelz (EN)

Greenland in Arao, Kumamoto - September 6-29, 2024

  • Ookami Mio
  • Shirogane Noel
  • Himemori Luna
  • Kazama Iroha
  • Kureiji Ollie (ID)

Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Mie - September 27, 2024, until October 14, 2024

  • Tokino Sora
  • Houshou Marine
  • Tsunomaki Watame
  • Momosuzu Nene
  • Anya Melfissa (ID)

Yagiyama BenyLand in Sendai - October 21, 2024, until November 2, 2024

  • Nakiri Ayame
  • Nekomata Okayu
  • Usada Pekora
  • Takane Lui
  • Todoroki Hajime

Yomiuriland in Tokyo - November 1, 2024, until December 1, 2024

  • Oozora Subaru
  • Shiranui Flare
  • Yukihana Lamy
  • Shishiro Botan
  • La+ Darknesss
  • IRyS (EN)

In addition to the above theme park events, Cover will also hold a closely related Hololive Tourist campaign that covers hotels near the theme parks. This side campaign will feature another merchandise lineup featuring Pekora, Subaru, Marine, Kanata, AZKi, Mio, and Koyori in tour attendant outfits. It will also include bus trips with guide voiceovers by the same Vtubers.

Hololive Tourist hotel event as part of Hololive City 24
Image via Cover

These events will be part of Cover's efforts to expand the visibility of Hololive Production both inside and outside Japan. The company will also hold Hololive Stage World Tour '24 consisting of Vtuber concerts at five anime conventions across the US and Southeast Asia around the same timeframe in the latter half of 2024.

Hololive City '24 will kick off at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions theme park on August 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 1:30 PM

Dawntrail UK Fan Gathering

Square Enix announced a UK fan gathering for Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. However, anyone looking to book a place on it is already too late, as it filled up within an hour.

The fan gathering was announced through The Lodestone and shared on social media. The event, which is designed to celebrate the launch of the Dawntrail expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, will take place in London, UK on June 24, 2024. The activites are set to take place in the Big Chill event space in King's Cross. It will feature food and themed drinks, a raffle, a temporary tattoo station and other unspecified activities.

However, it only took an hour for the event's 150 slots to fill up, even with a two-per-customer limit. Square Enix confirmed all slots had been taken in a reply to the original social media post. A similar fan gathering event in Germany in May 2024 also filled up quickly. While Yoshi-P attended the event in Germany, it's not clear if he will make an appearance at the UK event.

The latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Dawntrail, is set for release on July 2, 2024. An early access release will also take place on June 28, 2024. To get players ready for the release, Square Enix recently shared a story trailer showing off cinematics and gameplay. It also included a look at the new Pictomancer job.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox Series X/S. The Dawntrail expansion will launch on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 1:00 PM

Spy x Anya Digital Deluxe Edition Gives Spy x Family Characters Costumes

Bandai Namco revealed the Spy x Anya: Operation Memories Deluxe Edition contents for the Spy x Family game worldwide. Both the Asian and European social media accounts showed the DLC packs included, as well as the bonus items everyone gets for buying that version of the title.

Two of the pieces of DLC are the Spy x Anya add-ons anyone can purchase separately. The Thrilling Outfit Pack includes two sets of clothing for Loid, Yor, Anya, and Bond. One is the Fancy Set of formal clothes, while the other is the Undercover Work Set that shows the clothing the characters wear at their jobs. It also gives people 10,000PP to spend and a Mr. Chimera Statue that doubles the amount of Eurekas earned. The Excited Outfit Pack involves more everyday clothing. The Denim Set gives Yor and Anya overalls, Loid jeans, and a t-shirt, and Bond a denim bow. The Punk Set involves black leather jackets, red plaid bottoms, and black boots for everyone. That pack also gives people another 10,000PP and a Penguin Statue that doubles earned PP. 

There are two bonus items that are only included in the Spy x Anya Digital Deluxe Edition. Both are costumes for Anya. One is a hat that looks like Director Chimera, the plush toy she frequently carries around. The other is a Bond Set costume, that lets Anya dress up as Bond the dog.

Here's the official image showing details about the Spy x Anya: Operation Memories Deluxe Edition contents.

Spy x Anya Digital Deluxe Edition Gives Spy x Family Characters Costumes
Image via Bandai Namco

Spy x Anya: Operation Memories will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 outside Japan on June 28, 2024, with the PC version showing up on Steam on June 27, 2024. The Spy x Family game is immediately available on Nintendo Switch in Japan, with PS4, PS5, and PC versions following there on June 27, 2024. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll, while Viz Media handles the manga.

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Siliconera Monday, June 17, 2024 12:30 PM

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Spoilers

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco issued a warning to Elden Ring players not to share spoilers from the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. The post was made on social media ahead of the expansion's release later this week.

Spoilers for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC began to leak online, mainly from a Reddit user who posted screenshots and video of bosses. The user has also shared details of plot points and dungeons that can be encountered throughout the expansion. They claim their source is a friend who has an advance copy of the expansion. While there are summaries of the spoilers on sites like ResetEra, we will not be sharing any of these spoilers in this article.

While it's reasonable to be suspicious of the validity of these Reddit posts, the warning posted by FromSoftware does suggest some degree of validity. The warning, posted to X/Twitter, encourages players to "be mindful of spoilers for those who want to tread into the Realm of Shadow with nothing but their determination and their minds unclouded."

For those curious about the contents of the DLC but want to avoid spoilers, FromSoftware has shared a few details of Shadow of the Erdtree. Character and enemy designs have previously been shared on social media. Meanwhile, a detailed story trailer gave teasers of what to expect from the DLC, including a darkened Erdtree and the presence of Miquella.

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

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     15 Best Elden Ring Merchandise And Gifts In 2024If you're someone who adores Elden Ring or you know someone who is deep into the Lands Between, this list contains 15 of the best Elden Ring merchandise and gifts to buy in 2024. They're perfect to purchase in celebration of the release of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Table of contentsTop 15 Elden Ring gifts and merchandise in 2024Ranni Resin LampElden Ring Talisman NecklaceMalenia Blade of Miquella ShirtIron Fist Alexander PotThe First Elden Lord PosterElden Ring Art Book Vol. 1Caelid CandleEmbroidered SweatshirtBlaidd Mini FigureYoutooz Miriel Turtle PlushieMalenia Helmet Controller StandRivers of Blood KatanaElden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree Vol. 1The Lands Between PosterMalenia Statue Top 15 Elden Ring gifts and merchandise in 2024 Ranni Resin Lamp Image: Etsy This gorgeous Ranni Resin Lamp depicts Ranni the Witch encased in resin, and it also lights up with 16 different colors. You can purchase this in three different sizes, and you can request a dif...

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     Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree New Zealand Trick How To Play EarlyDepending on which console you're on, the New Zealand trick can work and allow you to play games early. In preparation for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, here's how you play it early using the New Zealand trick. How to play Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree early on Xbox Image: FromSoftware There are many ways to prepare for Shadow of the Erdtree, and one of them is to access it early. The New Zealand trick works easiest on the Xbox, so anyone with an Xbox Series X|S should be thrilled. Here's how it works: Go to your system settings. Choose System. Select Language & Location. Set your location to New Zealand. Restart your console. After restarting your Xbox, you should be able to start playing Shadow of the Erdrtree at 4 AM PT/7 AM ET on Thursday, June 20. Just make sure the trick works by checking your Microsoft Store. If you notice that the prices are in NZD rather than USD (or whatever your currency is), that means it wor...

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It will last 40 minutes.

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From seemingly reliable German leaker Andi from Screenfire Germany.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, June 17, 2024 2:53 PM

The latest video among many was shared by the Twitter account @404LEAK_ 

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