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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:33 PM

Featuring Asian farming, over 400 machines, and new crops, publisher and developer GIANTS Software is breaking new ground (and fields) with the release of Farming Simulator 25 on November 12.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:05 PM

Grab your dive masks and strap on your scuba tanks - the team at Level Infinite and SHIFTUP announced that GODDESS OF VICTORY: NIKKE is doing a crossover in the world of Dave the Diver starting July 4.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 3:40 PM

The electrifying force of Bunny takes the spotlight in the latest trailer for NEXON's The First Descendant.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:35 PM

A tense new FPS party game of hide and seek awaits with the release of Velan Studios' Midnight Murder Club later this year.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:01 PM

The team at Square Enix announced that Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe and OCTOPATH TRAVELER: Champions of the Continent will receive updates this month.

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Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:25 PM

A fan developer is doing something that seems impossible: Porting Super Mario 64 to the Game Boy Advance. And so far, their progress is impressive.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 4:15 PM

We're halfway through 2024 now, and this year has carried over two significant trends for the video game industry from 2023 into 2024: a lot of excellent games are coming out, and, unfortunately, the people who make them are suffering. We've gotten some fantastic new games like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and the…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 4:10 PM

Star Wars is a lot of things, but it is rarely sexy. A few things spring to mind: Anakin Skywalker's bare chest after a nightmare, Padme's midriff in the fighting pit, or a sidelong glance from Han Solo, but in recent history the franchise has been somewhat devoid of sex and death. Kylo Ren and Rey Skywalker had some…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 4:00 PM

A new beta update for Steam adds a robust and useful gameplay recording tool to the popular PC launcher, letting you record, edit, and share amazing moments or horrible mistakes with ease on both desktop and Steam Deck.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 3:40 PM

Anything can become a gaming controller if you try hard enough, even a monkey in a ball. Thomas Tilley proved that after his recent creation went viral, making every match of Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble played on a normal Switch Joy-Con controller feel like a huge missed opportunity by comparison.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:45 PM

If you've been roaming the Land of Shadow in Elden Ring's recently released expansion, there's a good chance that you've met the greatest hater to ever live. No, Kendrick Lamar is not suddenly in Shadow of the Erdtree, he's too busy in Compton making Drake's life a living hell. Instead, you would have met Igon, who's…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:10 PM

The Shin Megami Tensei series rewards swapping out your roster of demons, but that doesn't mean fans don't get attached to certain monsters. One of these is Dagda, and… look, I didn't play Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, so I'm not going to pretend I can give a lesson on Dagda's backstory. However, I've read enough…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:00 PM

PlayStation has revealed the next three games coming to PS Plus in July, and while the list isn't too exciting, it does feature 2019's Borderlands 3 for both PS4 and PS5.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:50 PM

At the time of writing, Final Fantasy XIV's servers are down for maintenance. When they come back up on June 28, players will dive into the new adventures awaiting in Dawntrail. This means that the age of Endwalker is over. On the precipice of a new beginning for the MMO that has been running for over a decade, I…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:20 PM

The Two-Handed Sword Talisman is a Talisman found exclusively in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. If you have a tendency to two-hand your weapon, this accessory could change the game for you, so don't pass it up.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:10 PM

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance includes (almost) all the DLC from its original 2021 release. However, if you want to give Atlus more of your money, Vengeance adds two extra quests that you can purchase for $5 USD a pop. The first of these is the Sakura Cinders of the East DLC, which players are expected to access…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:00 PM

Shadow of the Erdtree is Elden Ring's only expansion, and is therefore a really big deal. After years of anticipation, it finally landed last week, and players have been digging into it ever since. Evidently there's a lot there, considering this expansion builds on one of the biggest games I've ever played, and the…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:45 PM

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 battle pass has weekly quests that players can complete to be rewarded with XP. The latest batch of quests adds five new challenges to complete that are worth 15k XP each. So if you complete them all, you'll rack up 75,000 XP. Below is a quick list of all the quests you'll be able to…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:37 PM

The Pelt of Ralva is a new helm only available in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. Though it's technically part of the Iron Rivet set, it is found in an entirely different location than the remainder of the armor. This sets itself apart from other helms in the game by being made of a bear pelt, giving…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:10 PM

Rabbath's Cannon is a Ballista weapon only found in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. This powerful cannon uses greatbolts, and can put major damage on foes with a build that takes advantage of what it has to offer. If you want to make big explosions a part of your kit, you'll want to check this one out.


PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 6:36 PM
     League of Legends fighting game 2XKO announces playtest dates

You don't have to be a League of Legends fan to see the appeal of upcoming fighting game spinoff 2XKO. Its art style alone is stunning, each character bursting with immaculately drawn animations that bring their deadly attacks to life. It's still a way out from launch but you might be able to get a chance to play it soon as the developer has just announced the dates for an alpha test.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best fighting games, LoL tier list , 2XKO characters

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:51 PM
     Korea IL-2 Series aims to shine a light on a nearly forgotten conflict

There are conflicts that have been seen so many times in gaming that they almost become background noise. World War 2 in particular almost has become a default setting, something that may be robbing our cultural memories of the true horror of that conflict. The Korean War, on the other hand, has barely been touched by gaming. That's about to change, with the latest in the IL-2 flight simulator games taking to the skies of this forgotten conflict in the newly announced Korea IL-2 Series.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best plane games, Best simulation games, Best upcoming games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 4:03 PM
     New Hades 2 patch clears the way for the roguelike's next big update

One of the joys of the Steam Early Access program is seeing game development happen in almost real time. Some games have a long road ahead of them, others emerge almost fully-formed, but either way the to-and-fro between developer and community creates an incredibly exciting opportunity. Hades 2 is a game that arrived in a very solid condition, but is no less taking on board community feedback as it barrels towards its launch. Today's patch shows that, with plenty of fan ideas hitting the game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Hades 2 boons, Hades 2 Gods

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:52 PM
     Marvel Rivals closed beta test dated, lets you shoot Iron Man

It's an odd time for anything with superheroes. For the first time in nearly 16 years, the world seems to be suffering from superhero fatigue. After tons of Marvel films of - to be generous - varying levels of quality, people seem to no longer have the same excitement for capes and super shenanigans. The upcoming closed beta for Marvel Rivals is therefore coming at a potentially inauspicious time, though there's hope yet that superheroes still have life in them yet.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Marvel Rivals release date, Marvel Rivals characters, Marvel Rivals System Requirements

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:35 PM
     Teaser trailer reveals Dead Rising remaster with new Frank West

If I were in a zombie apocalypse scenario, I would simply not go to a mall filled with thousands of the undead waiting to tear my body to pieces. Not so for photographer Frank West, a man who's drawn to zombies like a moth to a flame. Dead Rising introduced us to everyone's favorite picture snapper and now 18 years after launch it's getting remastered with a brand new version.

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:19 PM
     The new Total War Warhammer 3 DLC is an Immortal Empires exclusive

Hot off the heels of its latest free update, Total War Warhammer 3 has big plans for the future. Developer Creative Assembly is already working on what's next, with some heavy-hitting names on the cards for the Ogre Kingdoms, Khorne, and the Orcs and Goblins. Crucially, this next set of updates will lean in exclusively on the game's most-popular mode, Immortal Empires, rather than featuring new campaigns for the Realm of Chaos.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:02 PM
     Supervive will be

While League of Legends will always be the game I default back to, I can't deny I don't enjoy its lack of flexibility. New modes like Arenas and the upcoming Swarm definitely combat that feeling of repetition, but ultimately I find my Summoner's Rift games blur into a mash of blue, green, brown, and expletives. What entices me towards Supervive, the new MOBA from Theorycraft Games, is that sense of variety - no two matches feel the same. Given a lot of the team are former Rioters - you'll probably recognize CEO Joe 'New001' Tung as a League's ex-vice executive president - I asked executive producer Jessica Nam (former LoL executive producer and vice president) what lessons the team has learned from League, and how they're implemented in Supervive.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best MOBAs, Best battle royale games, Best multiplayer games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:21 PM
     Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti Super cards are reportedly getting 4090 GPUs

Several Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super cards are reportedly being made with a different GPU from previous cards, with graphics card manufacturers apparently replacing the standard RTX 4070 Ti chip with the larger chip used in the flagship RTX 4090. Before you get excited, though, this sadly doesn't mean these new RTX 4070 Ti cards are going to run at RTX 4090 speeds.

Released at the start of 2024, the RTX 4070 Ti Super updated the previous RTX 4070 Ti in several key ways. Nvidia increased the VRAM from 12GB to 16GB, widened the memory interface, and added 768 more CUDA cores as well, making it a more powerful gaming graphics card in every way. This wasn't enough to propel the GPU onto our best graphics card guide, but it was definitely an improvement.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:08 PM

Dragon Age: The Veilguard consultant and former Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah has published a Youtube video addressing the question: "why do AAA games take so long?" It's a tidy 25 minutes or so, and gets a fair way into the weeds of a variety of topics, from the current enthusiasm for live service "forever games" over 'finite', narrative-led affairs, to the "misleading" announcement of highly-demanded sequels years before they enter full production, in order to pump up a publisher's brand during a dry spell.

One thing I wanted to fish out and drop on your plate is Darrah's discussion of what he terms "the fidelity death cult" - that is, the desire for ever greater levels of lifelike visual detail and "intricacy".

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:49 PM

The studio behind Palworld never received any formal complaint or threat of legal action from Nintendo or The Pokémon Company despite widespread debate over the open-world 'Pokémon with guns' survival game earlier this year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:21 PM

Atari 50 was already a fairly comprehensive offering of retro games spanning half a century, launching in late 2022 as a playable museum of sorts charting the classic publisher's output across arcade machines, the 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar home consoles, 8-bit computers and the Lynx handheld. The more than 100 games included at launch was far from stingy, with an extra dozen being added in a free update at the end of last year. Now the collection will add almost 40 more games in an upcoming 'Expanded Edition', taking its total game count to over 150.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:55 PM

We're only a couple of days away from the early access launch of Dawntrail, Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion and first in over two years since the climactic Endwalker. As the summery story expansion prepares to drop, Square Enix have run down everything else arriving in the MMO's 7.0 patch, which notably includes its long-awaited graphical overhaul along with several other nice-to-have improvements whether you're playing Dawntrail or not.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:18 PM

Dead Rising is a proper gem, taking an overdone trope - zombies in a shopping centre - and turning it into a brilliantly quirky and challenging survival game that fully delivers on the madcap joy of using anything you can find to mow down hordes of the undead and then snap photos of them. Truly a proto-Instagram-era Nostradamus. Almost ten years after the first game came to PC, and upsettingly close to 20 years from its debut, the original Dead Rising is coming back in a fresh remaster.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:10 PM

The thing everybody forgets about Sisyphus is that he was an absolutely awful bastard who deserved everything he got. Prior to being the guy who has to push a boulder up a hill for all eternity, Sisyphus was a crafty Ephyran tyrant who used to murder his guests for kicks, and who once fathered children with his own niece in a bid to depose his own brother. Charming! The Ancient Greek gods were outraged both by the king's violation of the norms of hospitality, and by his general insistence on being too clever by half - and I feel a similar way reading the Xitter feed of Bashir "ManliestDev" Kashalo, who is making a game in which you play as Sisyphus after his eventual demotion to Hell's chief rock-pusher.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 6:30 PM

Kirby Café Summer Merchandise

The Kirby Café Summer 2024 event was announced on their official twitter, and is taking place at Kirby Café locations in Tokyo and Hakata from July 3 to September 24, 2024. This limited-time summer event, will heavily feature pineapples. [Thanks, PR Times!]

You can view the announcement post below:


The new menu items include:

  • Cook Kawasaki's Tropical Hamburger with Star-Shaped Fried Egg. A hamburger steak topped with a pineapple slice and a sweet and sour sauce with diced pineapple. Price: 1,848 yen (approximately $12 USD).
  • Sparkling Pineapple Shave Ice: Shave ice topped with lemon syrup, whipped cream, and pineapple jelly, available with or without a souvenir bowl. Price: 2,508 yen with a souvenir bowl (approximately $16 USD), 1,628 yen without (approximately $10 USD).
  • Summer Kirby Burger & Lemon Cream Pasta: A burger with sunglasses served with lemon and gorgonzola pasta. Price: 3,278 yen with a souvenir plate (approximately $20 USD), 2,288 yen without (approximately $14 USD).
  • Car Kirby Cake - Tanoshii Tropical version: A cake featuring Kirby in mouthful mode surrounded by pineapples and sweets. Price: 2,178 yen (approximately $14 USD).

In addition to the special menu, original goods designed exclusively for Kirby Café Summer 2024 will be available for purchase. These include glass tableware and acrylic coasters with summer-themed designs featuring Kirby and his friends.

Kirby Café Summer 2024 will be held from July 3, 2024, to September 24, 2024. The event will take place at the Kirby Café locations in Tokyo and Hakata.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 6:00 PM

hunters face off with the Crimson glow Valstrax in Monster Hunter Rise

For the 20th Anniversary of the Monster Hunter Series, Capcom took fan votes on their favorite theme music from the series. A recent video showcased the top ten, and the Valstrax Monster Hunter song "Silver-Winged Scarlet Star" took first place.

"Silver-Winged Scarlet Star" is the theme song for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate flagship monster Valstrax. Capcom released an entirely new arrangement of the track in honor of it taking first. The rocket-powered hawk-dragon also received a variant in Monster Hunter Rise. That is The Crimson Glow Valstrax.

The YouTube video of this new EDM version of the track can be listened to below:


The other big winners of the fan poll were a collection of classics from across various generations. A number of them happened to be updated renditions re-vamped for Monster Hunter World. Among the selected tracks were the Fatalis theme "The Legend Descends - World Version," and the Raging Brachydios song "Brutish Indigo Rages." Other appearances were "Moonquake," the music for Ceadeus from Monster Hunter Tri and 3 Ultimate, alongside "Spark of Blue," the theme of fan-favorite monster Zinogre. Another was "Splendiferous Silver Sovereign," the theme of the Velkhana from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Not to be left out, the theme of the Lagiacrus called "Tremors on Land and Sea," secured a spot.

The full "Hunter's Choice: Top 10 Monster Themes" video from Capcom can be viewed here:


This is the most recent announcement tied to the 20th Anniversary of Monster Hunter. A website celebrating the series' history was set up in addition to the polls for this and other fan favorite topics. Earlier in 2024, Capcom held a similar poll determining what the fans' favorite Monster was. The winner of this poll was Zinogre.

Monster Hunter World and its expansion, Iceborne, are available on the PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox. Monster Hunter Rise, the newest entry, and its expansion Sunbreak, are available on the PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox. Monster Hunter Wilds will be arriving on the PS5, Xbox One X, and PC in 2025.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:30 PM

Mega Man Battle Network Merchandise

Capcom announced the release of new Mega Man Battle Network merchandise from the series, available at their directly managed Capcom Store locations across Japan. This new collection features characters from the series in an American comic book art style, with artwork by Capcom designer Keisuke Mizuno. [Thanks, PR Times!]

The merchandise includes:

  • Canvas Art (2 types) - 2,200 yen each (approximately $14 USD)
  • Clear File with Pocket (2 types) - 990 yen each (approximately $6 USD)
  • IC Card Sticker (2 types) - 880 yen each (approximately $5 USD)
  • Mug Cup (2 types) - 2,750 yen each (approximately $17 USD)
  • Long T-shirt (L, XL sizes, 2 types) - 5,500 yen each (approximately $34 USD)
  • PC Case (2 types) - 4,620 yen each (approximately $32 USD)
  • Mobile Phone Holder (2 types) - 1,980 yen each (approximately $12 USD)
  • Acrylic Stand (Trading, 12 types) - 990 yen each (approximately $6 USD)
  • Pin Badge (Trading, 12 types) - 880 yen each (approximately $5 USD)

The products will be available online starting June 26, 2024, and in-store starting June 29, 2024. The Capcom Store locations in Tokyo, Osaka, and Umeda will carry the new items, as well as on Capcom Store online via PARCO.

Mega Man Battle Network merchandise is now available for pre-order.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Persona 5 Futaba Sakura Plush and Pin Arrive

Atlus and Sanshee announced the Persona 5 plush and pin collection is growing, this time with Futaba Sakura joining the ranks. The stuffed toy is being shown as available now on the official site for $39.99, while the $12.99 pin has an August 2024 release window.

The design for the plush is by Jaime Ugarte, while Morton Wayman worked on the pin. Both feature a chibi version of Futaba Sakura in her casual clothing. She has big eyes, her glasses, and her headphones on. However, in the case of the stuffed doll, the headphones are magnetic and removable. 

Here is the full announcement, which included the official art for the Futaba Sakura plush and pin.


The Persona 5 Futaba Sakura plush and pin are both the most recent additions in an already existing line. Previously, some other members of the cast appeared. For example, Makoto Niijima is already around. Prior to that, Ryuji Sakamoto appeared as the first character in the collection.

Persona 5 is available on the PS3 and PS4, while Persona 5 Royal is available on the PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Futaba Sakura plush is now available at Sanshee, while pre-orders are open for the pin based on the character.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 4:00 PM

Among Us Becomes a PlayStation Plus July 2024 Game

Sony announced the July 2024 PlayStation Plus game lineup, and one of the titles this time is Among Us. It appears alongside Borderlands 3 and NHL 24. All three titles are playable on the PS4 and PS5.

Among Us is typically $4.99 on the PlayStation Store. It launched back in December 2021. The multiplayer game involves trying to complete tasks before being killed if you are a crewmate, and trying to kill all of the crewmates if you are an imposter. All free updates are included in this version.

Borderlands 3 is a shooter that can be played alone or cooperatively with others. Your goal is to get goods and defeat The Children of the Vault. It normally costs $59.99 on the PlayStation Store. It first debuted back in November 2020.

Finally, NHL 24 is EA's latest hockey game. It launched in October 2023. Offline and online modes are available. The PS4 version is normally $59.99, while the PS5 one costs $69.99.

As a reminder, the June 2024 PlayStation Plus games are available until July 1, 2024. People could pick up AEW Fight Forever, Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake, and Streets of Rage 4. This month, people were also able to access EA Sports FC 24 until June 18, 2024.

The July 2024 PlayStation Plus games will become available for subscribers on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 3:30 PM

Street Fighter 6 Bison

M Bison has returned, and he is now available to play as in Street Fighter 6 for holders of the Year 2 Character Pass or for those who purchase the DLC separately from the in-game Goods Shop. Capcom also shared a new update that brings bug fixes and other adjustments to the game.

For those that own the relevant DLC, Bison is now available to play in multiplayer, meet in World Tour, or take into the arcade story mode. He comes with an extra costume and several color variants, as well as various other goodies like stickers and titles. In addition to adding Bison, the update also includes some changes to the visibility of the Drive and Vitality gauges, tutorials, and lets players preview items in the Goods Shop.

You can watch the M Bison Update trailer via YouTube below:


Other characters coming to Street Fighter 6 as part of the Year 2 update schedule include Elena and guest characters Terry and Mai from the Fatal Fury series. Bison's theme music was also showed off by Capcom earlier in June 2024.

The M Bison character DLC is now available for Street Fighter 6. The game itself is available for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 3:00 PM

Next Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation Character Appears Worldwide Simultaneously

An announcement on the official Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation Facebook page revealed the next new character will launch simultaneously worldwide. Her identity is a secret, though the reveal is set for a stream that appears at 4am PT/7am ET on June 27, 2024. 

The announcement stream will feature Maria Naganawa, who voices Koharu, as a host alongside Reina Kondo. Kondo plays the new character. The video will only be in Japanese and Chinese, but the slides with new character and update information will include English. 

Here's the placeholder for the stream on YouTube:


As Kondo never voiced anyone in the DOA series before, we don't have any hints ahead of time about the new Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation character. However, you may recognize the voice actress from roles like Aru in Blue Archive, Hiori in The Idolmaster: Shiny Colors, and Sakura in Horimiya. 

While this will mark the first time a Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation character appeared worldwide simultaneously, there was a situation in the past where the release dates were very close. When Tina Armstrong joined the game as part of DOA25th anniversary celebrations, she showed up almost everywhere at the same time. So people on DMM, Steam, and Johren could all recruit her in the gacha, with her joining in January or February 2022 depending on where people played.

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation is available on PC via Steam, DMM, and Johren. Even though an English version is available, it is region-locked. So you can only play it Japan and Asia.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:30 PM

The 1.12.22 Elden Ring patch heavily adjusts the benefits given by the Shadow Realm Blessings in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

In the latest 1.12.22 Elden Ring patch, a major shift to Shadow Realm Blessings in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC occurred. The Scadutree and Ash Remnant Blessings conferred by the key items dotted across the new areas tilted in favor of the earliest few levels.

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware released the Elden Ring patch on June 26, 2024. There are no major adjustments to weapons or stat balancing, but the big change is in how the Shadow Realm Blessings affect your character. Previously, they were much more gradual, incentivizing players to try and hunt down many of the Scadutree Fragments and Revered Spirit Ash pieces as possible to survive the damage of the new zones. Bosses and many stronger enemies could kill you in one or two hits without sufficient Blessings.

Now, with these changes, the Shadow Realm Blessings are weighted far heavier in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree to help players in the earlier levels. The first half of the 20 levels of the Shadow Realm Blessing now confer much more damage and damage negation, while the back half retain their more gradual increase. The idea is that these changes will make the game more accessible to people burned by the different leveling and scaling, as well as make repeat ventures through the Shadow Realm less taxing.

Here are the full patch notes for Elden Ring 1.12.22:

Calibration Update 1.12.2 change list

Attack and damage negation curve scaling of the Shadow Realm Blessings has been revised.

+ The attack and damage negation has been increased for the first half of the maximum amount of Blessing enhancements, and the second half will now be more gradual.

+The attack and damage negation granted by the final level of Blessing enhancements has been slightly increased.

The calibration update can be applied by logging into the multiplayer server.

If the Calibration Ver. listed at the bottom right of the title menu is not "1.12.2", then select LOGIN and apply the latest regulations before enjoying the game.

About graphics settings (PC version only)

We have confirmed a bug where the raytracing settings are automatically enabled if you have previously loaded saved data from previous game versions.

If your framerate is unstable, please check in the 'SYSTEM' > 'Graphics Settings' > 'Raytracing Quality' settings from the title menu or in-game menu to check if it has been unintentionally set to 'ON'. Once set to 'OFF', Ray Tracing will no longer be automatically enabled.

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware

Elden Ring is available on the PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox. Shadow of the Erdtree is also available now,

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:00 PM

star rail version 2.3 tools update hoyolab

A new HoYoLab Tools update has some new details and information on it to account for Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.3. Now, players can get personalized recommendations for their build.

You can read up on all the new updates via this announcement. As mentioned earlier, one of the main additions is the Upgrade Recommendation feature. This gives you an idea of what Traces to prioritize, what stats you want on your Relics, and whatnot for each character. If you're in a Discord server with people who like Honkai: Star Rail, you can also download the Mimo Bot tool from HoYoLab. This will let you view people's stats and builds. Finally, there are new maps for Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.3 and updates to the Battle Records feature.

HoYoVerse also updated the Leveling Calculator and Lineup Assistant. Now, you can use it to check out information on Firefly and Jade. You can check out the Ascension Materials for Firefly here and team recommendations for her here. Meanwhile, Jade won't appear in the game until July 10, 2024. During the second phase of the update, Argenti will have a re-run. As for the 4-stars on these banners, they're Asta, Natasha, and Serval.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:30 PM

Soldier 11 Zenless Zone Zero character

Soldier 11 is a Zenless Zone Zero character we've known about since the earliest announcements tied to the game way back in June 2022. Now that the game is about to launch in July 2024, HoYoVerse shared a new trailer highlighting her training regimen.

The video focuses on the combat prowess of Soldier 11 in Zenless Zone Zero. She never actually speaks or interacts with anyone in a peaceful way. A computer program begins by saying her ID has been verified, identifying her and noting that her training program will begin. It also noted that it is at the highest difficulty level and setting. She then faces an array of robots in a controlled setting. Later in the video, we see how she might also use those same skills in a real combat situation. 


Soldier 11 will be an S-rank character in Zenless Zone Zero. Her slash attacks have a fire element to them. She's the only OBOLS Squad character revealed for the game so far. She's also a mystery in many ways, as her whole past is redacted. So we don't know her real name or motivations, just her code name.

Zenless Zone Zero will come to the PS5, PC, and mobile devices on July 4, 2024, and the Special Program for 1.0 airs at 4am PT/3am ET/12pm BST on June 28, 2024. As she appeared in the beta tests, it is likely Soldier 11 will be one of the always-available S rank characters in the game.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:00 PM

FFXIV Dawntrail Art, Aetheryte Appearing Worldwide

Now that FFXIV Dawntrail early access is upon us, Square Enix started celebrating in the real world with art and an Aetheryte installation. While the Aetheryte appeared for a London gathering on June 24, 2024, the Los Angeles mural will appear for a longer period.

With the King's Cross FFXIV Aetheryte, it was specifically and temporarily installed for the event. Even people who didn't make it into the sold-out fan gathering were able to visit and post pictures with it. Here's the first picture of it when Square Enix initially set it up:


And when it closed out for the evening, the company posted another photo on social media that showed how the FFXIV Aetheryte replica actually glowed. 


The latest installation is at the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, California. This is a building near the Los Angeles Convention Center, where Anime Expo 2024 will be held between July 4-8, 2024. It often is used as a canvas for video game advertisements, with many similar sorts of images showing up during events like E3. The first photo shared by Square Enix showed FFXIV Dawntrail art of the Viera Erenville being painted, however a follow-up tweet by user Ted__Chang showed the Warrior of Light with expansion logo and G'raha Tia also appeared.


Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. Early access kicks off on June 28, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:30 PM

Nikke Dave the Diver event

A new Goddess of Victory: NIKKE collaboration event is on the way, and this time the unlikely partner is Dave the Diver. The event is set to launch on July 4, 2024, and will include a new minigame and new skins for characters like Mast and Anchor.

The new event features the characters Helm, Anchor, and Mast taking part in what appears to be a pretty faithful recreation of Dave the Diver's core gameplay including diving, fishing, and then operating a sushi restaurant at night. New costumes have also been confirmed. Anchor's diver skin will be available through playing the minigame, while Mast's skin is found in the premium track of the new "Diver Pass".

You can watch the trailer for the crossover event via YouTube below:


Goddess of Victory: NIKKE is currently running an event called Clay, More, which is set to end on July 3, 2024. That's just before the new collaboration begins. Meanwhile, back in March 2024, it was announced that Dave the Diver would also be having a collaboration with Arc System Works' Guilty Gear Strive.

Goddess of Victory: NIKKE is immediately available for PCs and mobile devices, while Dave the Diver is available for the PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The NIKKE x Dave the Diver crossover event will begin on July 4, 2024.

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