Valorant Revear 2.0 Bundle Coming Soon, New Leaks Suggest [UPDATE]

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One of Valorant’s most popular and beloved skin lines might be making a huge comeback if a host of rumors that are currently swirling across social media prove accurate. The Reaver 2.0 bundle appears as though it’s on the horizon after a new set of leaked images surfaced online, and have since been validated by one or two well-known leakers.

Update 08/08/2022: The official Valorant Twitter channel has now posted cryptic audio of what many believe sounds like the upcoming Reaver Karambit. Leakers are also claiming the animation will be identical to that of the Champions Karambit.

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The bundle is said to feature the following weapon skins:

  • Reaver Ghost
  • Reaver Spectre
  • Reaver Odin
  • Reaver Phantom
  • Reaver Karambit

That’s according to @henning on Twitter, who originally posted several images of the bundle over the weekend, and they certainly look authentic:

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COMPOUND is a vibrant and exciting VR rogue-lite that embraces the 90s

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As someone who was brought up on a diet of 90s FPS games, I'm easily enticed by modern video games that embrace the aesthetic of that era.

This is exactly why I purchased the Early Access build of Compound a couple of years ago and why, on this week's episode of VR Corner, I'm showcasing the final 1.0 release of the game.

Compound is a vibrant, exciting and suprisingly punchy VR rogue-lite that features gorgeous retro graphics and a whole lot of fun. Check it out in action in the video below for 30 minutes of totally radical gameplay, yo!

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Ian Higton

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Street Fighter 6’s Chun-Li & Kimberly Will Star in Collaboration with Fashion Brand Onitsuka Tiger

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Today Capcom announced a new collaboration between its upcoming fighting game Street Fighter 6 and the Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger.

According to the press release, the collaboration originates from Onitsuka Tiger’s focus on the potential of eSports to create a society without borders where everyone is accepted regardless of age, gender, nationality, or disabilities.

As Japanese brands, Capcom and Onitsuka Tiger aim to create culture by honoring tradition while adding new things to it. This will actually be the second collaboration of this kind after the one focusing on Street Fighter V in 2019.

For this project, illustrations of Chun-Li and the brand-new character Kimberly have been created basically creating a tag team of old and new that transcends generations.

Chun-Li wears Onitsuka Tiger’s iconic Mexico 66 sneakers, while Kimberly wears the Delecity model.

Collaboration T-shirts with said designs will be sold at Capcom’s Japanese online store eCapcom and the physical Capcom Stores in Tokyo and Osaka. Details will come in the near future.

Onitsuka Tiger will also sell original collaboration items featuring the cute illustrations featuring Chun-Li and Kimberly by Thai cartoonist Wisut Ponnimit. They will be available in the first half of 2023.

You can see all the artwork revealed below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Coming To PS5 And Xbox Series X/S With Rollback Netcode

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Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ is finally getting rollback netcode by way of the newly announced PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game. The update will also be available on PC.

For the unfamiliar, rollback netcode is a system that provides a nearly lag-free online experience, hence why it's always a highly desirable feature in the fighting game community. During EVO 2022, DBFZ producer Tomoko Hiroki shared that the current-gen versions will support rollback netcode, whereas the PS4 and Xbox One editions will not. There's no release window for upgraded ports, but a message from Bandai Namco's Twitter account states we'll learn more information later and that it will take "some time" before the system is finished. 

While that's bad news for those who don't own a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, Bandai Namco is at least planning some sort of upgrade path for existing game owners on current consoles (such as Smart Delivery on Xbox). There's no mention if the Switch version will receive a rollback netcode.  

Hiroki also announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ is now content-complete, meaning it will not receive any more fighters or balance updates. The game received three DLC fighter packs during its lifetime that added over a dozen characters to its roster. 

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Marcus Stewart

Apex Legends: Hunted Battle Pass Skins Shown in New Trailer

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The 14th season of Apex Legends, Hunted, has now gotten a trailer showing off select battle pass items before the season launches tomorrow. The trailer mentions that all cosmetics in this new battle pass are “survival” themed. This very much seems to fit with everything seen of new character Vantage.

From the legendary cosmetics items named in the trailer, we are getting:

  • Veteran Voyager Legendary Wraith Skin
  • Lucky Draw Legendary Wingman Skin
  • Field Research Legendary Caustic Skin
  • Fortune Hunter Legendary Triple Take Skin

You can see the trailer full of pretty cosmetics for yourself below:

The Lucky Draw Wingman skin is most likely going to the be the legendary cosmetic that comes with simply buying the Battle Pass. The Fortune Hunter Triple Take will likely be the level 100 legendary weapon cosmetic, and there should be a level 110 skin as well with a different look. However, players will have to see that for themselves as it seems they aren’t wanting to show that off ahead of time.

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Cameron Waldrop

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Ranking All 7 Predator Films (Including the AvP Series)

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Much like the cloaked killing machines at the heart of the franchise, Prey has stealthily crept up on us and unleashed hell. Yes, a heart-pounding slice of visceral sci-fi horror on Hulu and Disney+ streaming services dropped recently, and it’s an absolute doozie. It’s so damn good that it’s made us rethink the series’ ranking as a whole.

To make this feature even more interesting, we thought it would be cool to include the duo of AvP films to spice things up. So, with that in mind, come join us for our official ranking of cinema’s most iconic space monsters. Let’s go!

7.) Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
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If a film was judged by a mere screenshot alone, Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem would win all the prizes with just that image above. I mean, look at it — it looks so epic, right? Unfortunately, we have to – you know – take the movie as a whole, and that’s where things sadly start falling apart.

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Dylan Chaundy

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How to See Previous Dialogue in Digimon Survive

1 hour 12 minutes ago

Digimon Survive is a huge visual novel where the dialogue plays a crucial role in determining your playthrough. The story is told primarily through the main cast of characters and their conversations. As you can imagine, you’ll run into a lot of important dialogue that you won’t want to miss or you’ll want to repeat. Fortunately, players can learn how to see previous dialogue in Digimon Survive at any time.

The game does not provide much instruction or tutorial and even the HUD is hidden during much of the game. Because of that, you may not be aware that you are actually able to look at previous dialogue at any time during the game. This especially comes in handy when you are picking responses to characters.

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Chuy Bosque

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FIFA 23 Pro Clubs Trailer Details Seasonal Progression, Drop-Ins, & More

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Today, EA Sports unveiled everything they’ve got in store for FIFA 23’s Pro Club scene, as they’ll be implementing quite a few quality of life touch-ups this time around. In the trailer, we info on skill games, perks, and loads of customization, just to name a few.

One of the biggest takeaways for the new FIFA 23 Pro Clubs experience seems to be that the developers want to streamline the experience for earning XP and playing matched. You can find out more in the official trailer and breakdown below.

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Andrew McMahon

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Gyro Zeppeli Rides Valkyrie in New JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Trailer

1 hour 19 minutes ago

Bandai Namco released another trailer of the upcoming fighting game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, showcasing one of its major characters.

This time around we take a good look at Gyro Zeppeli from the Steel Ball Run arc, riding atop his trusty steed Valkyrie.

The trailer also showcases Gyro’s stand Ball Breaker in action.

You can watch the trailer below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Is Valorant Down? How To Check Valorant Server Status

1 hour 35 minutes ago

The tricky thing about getting error codes and the inability to start up a game could mean it’s either a problem on your side, or the server side. When this happens, your best port of call is always to check the status of the servers through whatever possible means to either confirm or remove that possibility. Here’s how to check the Valorant server status to see if the game is down.

Where To Check Valorant Server Status

Your first stop when it comes to confirming the current status of the Valorant servers should be the Riot Games status page. Here you can see messages for any known ongoing issues, and there is also a button for “Recently Closed” problems that will tell you if/when recent troubles were fixed.

The second best place to look is Down Detector. Seeing as that site doesn’t rely on Riot Games to acknowledge a problem and instead collects the reports of players, you can get a more accurate read on if a problem is just you or not.

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Cameron Waldrop

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FIFA 23 fuses Pro Clubs and Volta progression

1 hour 39 minutes ago

FIFA 23 fuses Pro Clubs and Volta progression, EA Sports has confirmed.

Pro Clubs mode, a competitive 11v11 mode in which players control a single player as part of a club, has always been separate from Volta, a mode seen as a spiritual successor of sorts to the tricks and customisation-focused FIFA Street series.

In a presentation attended by Eurogamer, EA Sports developers insisted both Pro Clubs and Volta fit together.

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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Nintendo Direct Featuring Splatoon 3 News Airing This Week

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Nintendo has confirmed that a Direct presentation featuring news about Splatoon 3 will be livestreamed this week. It will take place this Wednesday on Aug. 10 starting at 6 am PT / 9 am ET.

The announcement confirms that there will be approximately 30 minutes of updates about what we can expect in the Splatlands when the game releases later this year.

This will be the first Nintendo Direct presentation that focuses solely on Splatoon 3, though the game has appeared in segments of previous Directs. Both Splatoon and Splatoon 2 also had Directs focused entirely on them ahead of their launch as well, so many fans anticipated this one for Splatoon 3.

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Rebecca Stone

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New Bleach Anime Key Visual and Voice Roles Unveiled

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Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War airs soon, in October 2022. With the promotional engine for the new Bleach anime series in gear, the production staff unveiled a new key visual for the show. It also confirmed more of the voice cast [Thanks, Famitsu!].

The new Bleach anime key visual focuses on Ichigo and his closest friends, with Quincy King Ywach and Uryuu Ishida in the background. Ichigo, Renji, Rukia, Chad, and Orihime are in the foreground, sporting their weapons.

Bleach Anime

An official site update confirmed more of the voice cast for Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War. In addition to returning members from the original Bleach anime, The Thousand-Year Blood War features many new roles for the Stern Ritter. They're the elite soldiers of the Quincy Wandenreich and the main foes of the Soul Reapers in the manga's final arc. Previous reveals of the voice cast confirmed many of the key roles, but a few new and returning cast members remained unconfirmed.

Here are the new voice actor confirmations.

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MultiVersus dataminer unearths potential Battle Pass sharing feature

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A potential feature which allows players to share their battle pass progress may come to Warner Bros.' MultiVersus in the future.

That's according to AisulMV on Twitter, who found that a 'Find a Battle Pass Partner' screen existed within the game's files (thanks, VGC).

AisulMV stated this feature was for "battle pass linking", and may be introduced alongside season one (which, in case you missed it, has been delayed).

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Victoria Kennedy

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DF Direct Weekly on Kratos' comedic Xbox debut - and a memory boost for Series S

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Welcome to the latest edition of DF Direct Weekly, which as the name continues to suggest, is our weekly news show where the team discuss what's new in the world of gaming and gaming technology. Veering at full pelt into the silly season, we kick off this episode with the astonishing War Gods Zeus of Child, or God of Warning as it's known on what can laughingly be called the game's title screen. War Gods ZoA was a essentially a shortlived homebrew game of sorts that sneaked onto the Xbox Store last week via the Creators' Collection, an unmoderated 'free for all' that essentially allows anyone to publish to PC and Xbox platforms. We had a few lighthearted requests for a full DF tech analysis so that's how we kick off this week's Direct, with a look at this abomination of a release (thankfully now deleted) running on ALL Xbox platforms. Spoilers: none can sustain a locked 60 frames per second!

There's also discussion of the news that Xbox Series S has more memory given to developers via a new update to the GDK development environment. The question is, can the 'hundreds of megabytes' added to the existing 8GB of memory make a significant difference? Alex suggests that we may see more RT modes, with the new RAM allocated to the BVH structures required to trace rays. As a counterpoint, I suggest that with 12.5GB of RAM available to developers on PS5 (at least at launch - and it's 13.5GB on Xbox) there's still a yawning chasm between Series S and other systems. I think any extra RAM is useful but I'm not sure how much of a game-changer it will be.

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Reaper 2 Trello: Link & How To Use

1 hour 57 minutes ago

Reaper 2, developed by Yakrus and 123imnotmomo, is one of the most popular Roblox games based on the anime and manga series Bleach. Following the massive success of its predecessor, Reaper 2 was developed to deliver more enjoyable content and experience to its fans. Similar to other Roblox games, the developers have set up a Trello board for Reaper 2, containing the detailed info of the game, including controls, story, maps, and more. Here’s how you can access Reaper 2 Trello link, along with instructions to use it.

You can click this button to visit Reaper 2 Trello page:

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Tarun Sayal

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How to Get Guilmon in Digimon Survive

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Unlike Pokemon, Digimon Survive only has one version. Any Digimon you come across in the game will almost always be equally accessible to other players. However, do note that we said “almost.” Guilmon is a special case. So, if you would like to add them to your team, here’s how to get Guilmon in Digimon Survive.

How to Get Guilmon in Digimon Survive

Normally, you’d go out into the wild, roam around until you find the Digimon you want, then recruit them. With Guilmon, you have to redeem him using the in-game menu.

The good news is that anyone with a copy of Digimon Survive can redeem Guilmon—even if you did not pre-order—so long as you purchase the game within the first month. The somewhat unfortunate news is that you only have until August 29th, 2022 to redeem Guilmon in the game.

To get Guilmon in Digimon Survive:

  1. Complete the entirety of the tutorial.

    For starters, the tutorial is incredibly helpful. More importantly, the completion of the Equipment Tutorial is a prerequisite.

  2. After you’ve completed the tutorial, pause the game.

  3. In the bottom-right corner, press the “Receive Bonus” button.

    For example, the Y button on Xbox. Also, take note of the “Bonus is available” message in the top-right.

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Tower of Fantasy Preload Times & Install Size Guide

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Tower of Fantasy, the most awaited MMORPG title of the year, is all set to launch this week. Similar to Genshin Impact, you’ll experience a thrilling story while exploring dungeons full of monsters and treasures. Over the past few months, Tower of Fantasy has got so much buzz that the game has achieved an enormous milestone of 3.5 million pre-registrations. If you’re also an MMORPG fan, you should definitely know about Tower of Fantasy preload times and how to install it.

Tower of Fantasy – Preload Instructions & Time

Preloads for Tower of Fantasy start on August 9, 2022, Tuesday. It’s worth noting that the game will be launched across multiple platforms. Therefore, the steps to pre-install the game may vary depending on your device. Tower of Fantasy is set to release on Android, iOS, and PC, and here are the steps to preload it on your platform.

How to Preload Tower of Fantasy on Mobile

Android

  1. Open the Google Play store on your smartphone.
  2. Search for Tower of Fantasy or click on this link to directly find the page.
  3. Hit the Pre-register button.
  4. Preload the game on the aforementioned date.

iOS

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Tarun Sayal

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STALKER Console Port Seemingly Leaked by Russian Fan in Revenge Over Ukraine Support

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A leak of what appears to be a new console port of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl has been uploaded onto the internet by a Russian streamer apparently upset over developer GSC Game World's approach to supporting the war in Ukraine.

A new report from PC Gamer reveals that a Russian streamer who goes by two names - 'Nevazhno, Kto' and 'Velichaishii' - uploaded footage of an apparent console port of the original STALKER game, first released on PC in 2007, accompanied by a five-page document. Said document details that Nevazhno leaked the footage because GSC Game World has, in his eyes, discriminated against Russian fans by encouraging them to donate to Ukraine's Come Back Alive Foundation. The foundation helps supply defensive equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces, and donating to the Ukrainian military is a crime in Russia, hence Nevazhno's anger.

Nevazhno's chief problem is that GSC, a Ukrainian developer, did not make Russian supporters aware of the potential legal consequences of donating to the Come Back Alive Foundation. "This was an attempt to make bargaining chips out of Russians," he wrote in the document, seen by PC Gamer. "The only mention of criminality came when people began to complain about this shit to Roskomnadzor [Russia's media monitoring agency]".

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Matt Purslow

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How to Fix Valorant Error Code 19

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For Valorant players, there is nothing worse than an error code. These annoying instances not only prevent you from playing certain game modes but sometimes make it so that you can’t even get into the game all together. Lately, a specific one that has been cropping up is “VAL 19,” which prevents players from hopping into games. Here is everything you need to know about how to fix Valorant error code 19.

Valorant Error Connecting to Platform

Usually, the Valorant error code 19 is accompanied by the following message: “There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.” This is usually an indication that you’ve got a problem with the Riot Client

That means that, unfortunately, there isn’t too much on your end that you can do to resolve this issue. The only possible fixes are to restart your Riot Client or make sure your internet is stable. These are really the only two things that would make an error pop up that wasn’t based on the server’s side of things.

At the moment, all we can really do is sit back and wait for the Valorant error code 19 to be resolved, though Riot has yet to make a statement on when we can expect that to happen on social media. We will be sure to keep this post updated when we know more.

That’ll do it for everything you need to know about how to fix Valorant error code 19. If you’re still on the hunt for more info about the game, be sure to check out the rest of Twinfinite to see the rest of our guides, which have plenty of tips, tricks, and FAQs.

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Andrew McMahon

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Final Fantasy XIV Gets New “Starter Guide” Animated Video Series Teaching You the Ropes

2 hours 8 minutes ago

Today Square Enix released a series of animated “starter guide” videos dedicated to its super-popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.

The videos focus on a new player named Kaz as he’s guided through his first steps in Eorzea by the scholar Mayra.

The series includes seven videos and it’s available in English, German, and French. Interestingly, Japan has its own completely different series released a few days ago.

You can watch it all below and learn the ropes of Final Fantasy XIV.

If you’re interested, below you can read a full description for each episode directly from the press release.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Pokémon Go has an eye-popping 3D billboard for International Cat Day

2 hours 22 minutes ago

Pokémon Go has created an eye-catching 3D billboard to celebrate International Cat Day.

The billboard is situated in Tokyo - specifically, outside Shinjuku station - and features Pikachu, Meowth and a variety of other cat Pokémon.

Alternatively, you can just watch the billboard from the perfect angle yourself via the video below.

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Tom Phillips

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Is Bandai Namco Teasing The Next Tekken?

2 hours 43 minutes ago

Bandai Namco revealed a big update for Tekken 7 during this weekend’s EVO tournament, which may have also teased the next entry in the long-running series.

A trailer running down the Tekken 7 balance update, which arrives on August 17 and introduces balance adjustments and new tactics, concluded on a tantalizing note. A clip of Kazuya’s semi-infamous Tekken 1 arcade ending, in which he drops Heihachi off a cliff before giving a cheesy smile to the camera, transitions to a smirking modern Kazuya with a message of “Get Ready.” The clip begins at the 1:40 mark. 

Fans have excitedly interpreted this footage as a teaser for Tekken 8. That would make sense; Tekken 7 launched on consoles in 2017, so it feels like the right time to begin hinting at the next entry. Perhaps it’s a different Tekken project entirely. Or Bandai Namco simply thought this would be a humorous footnote to wrap up its Tekken 7 news. 

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Marcus Stewart

Check out Genshin Impact’s Characters Reproduced in Tower of Fantasy in New Video

2 hours 43 minutes ago

With the upcoming release of Tower of Fantasy, many have found that the style has points of contact with fan-favorite Genshin Impact.

YouTube user On Game played with the character creator of Tower of Fantasy (you could say that the fact that it does have a character creation suite is one of the major differences) to reproduce some of the most popular characters of Genshin Impact.

In the video below you can check out what heroes like Kaeya, Chongyun, Xiao, Keqing, Childe, Bennet, Zhongli, Thoma, Eula, Hu Tao, Lumine, and Paimon, could look like in Tower of Fantasy.

Tower of Fantasy is coming on August 11, 2022 for PC, iOS, and Android. 

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Summer Survival Rhapsody Side A Event to Debut in Honkai Impact

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A new summer event, Summer Survival Rhapsody Side A, will debut soon in Honkai Impact 3rd. It will launch alongside Version 5.9, which will debut on August 11, 2022. Using event currency you get from clearing stages and missions, you can get a new outfit, Energy Devices, Crystals, and more.

Here is the trailer for the Summer Survival Rhapsody Side A event in Honkai Impact 3rd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5HcHsMXS8Q

The Summer Miss Elf♪ outfit is for Miss Pink Elf♪, and you can get it for free in the event shop. She has a white headband in her hair, and is wearing a light white-and-black swimsuit underneath a pale blue short-sleeved blouse. As you play through the three chapters of the event, you can unlock more Flame-Chasers to deploy.

Summer Survival Rhapsody Side A will introduce a new battle mode in Honkai Impact 3rd, which involves rolling a dice. Your roll will determine a Flame-Chaser’s damage. There are also skills to manipulate the numbers you can get from the dice. As you progress through island adventure, you may encounter forks in the path. Depending on what route you choose, there may be rewards and blessings to collect.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available on Windows PC and mobile devices. The Version 5.9 update and Summer Survival Rhapsody Side A event will go live on August 11, 2022.

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Stephanie Liu

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Capcom seems to be teasing Tekken 8

2 hours 55 minutes ago

Capcom have released a teaser for...well, something Tekken related, although exactly what is open to interpretation. The brief trailer, shown yesterday at Evo 2022, replays the moment from Tekken 1 in which Kazuya Mishima drops his father's body off a cliff, before cutting to a much more modern looking Kazuya and the simple invocation: "GET READY".

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Jay Castello

Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct scheduled for this week

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A special Splatoon 3-focused Nintendo Direct will air this Wednesday, 10th August at 2pm UK time.

Nintendo will offer a deep dive into its ink-based first-person shooter, with around 30 minutes of news set to be broadcast online.

Splatoon 3 is set to launch worldwide on 9th September, though we've still only had details in dribs and drabs - such as this Turf War gameplay footage below.

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Tom Phillips

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Nintendo Announces Splatoon 3 Direct For This Week

3 hours 21 minutes ago

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Nintendo has revealed that it will live stream a Splatoon 3 Direct this week. 

More specifically, it will begin at 6 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and will feature roughly 30 minutes of updates. Check out the announcement for yourself below:

As you can see, there’s not much else to glean from this news. If you’re the kind of person who anticipates game-focused Directs to reveal information about other anticipated titles, I would say you should not do that with this one. It seems very much a “we’re only going to talk about Splatoon 3” kind of Direct announcement. Of course, I could be wrong, but you know, expectations and all that. 

However, if you’re a Splatoon fan, it sounds like Wednesday will be an excellent day. Not only are you getting new Splatoon 3 details and information, but “roughly 30” minutes of it – that’s a lot! As for what to expect, new weapons, characters, maps, and story details will likely be showcased. This will probably be the last Splatoon 3-focused Direct, too, considering the game hits Switch less than a month after it on Sept. 9. 

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Wesley LeBlanc

Fatal Fury returns, after more than 20 years

3 hours 38 minutes ago

SNK's classic fighting series Fatal Fury is getting a new entry.

Announced this weekend during Evo 2022, the as-yet untitled new Fatal Fury game will be the first for more than two decades.

"New Fatal Fury / Garou is green-lit!" a teaser video proclaimed, alongside a glimpse of fresh artwork.

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Tom Phillips

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SNK Reveals A New Fatal Fury Game, The First In More Than 20 Years, Is Now In Development

3 hours 40 minutes ago

New Fatal Fury Game Announced By SNK

SNK revealed during the Evo 2022 fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas that a new Fatal Fury game has been greenlit and is now in development. 

This news comes from a short teaser trailer that showcases a new look at some Fatal Fury art alongside the following message, which plays on screen: “The city of legend still breathes. Hungry wolves back on the prowl. A new destiny hidden in darkness. New Fatal Fury/Garou green-lit.” 

Check it out for yourself below: 

As you can see, SNK didn’t reveal much else, and if you’re a Fatal Fury fan, you probably have many questions. Will this new game adopt a 3D art style like other modern fighting franchises such as Street Fighter 6, or will it stick with traditional 2D art? Which fighters are returning? Will there be new fighters? Only time will tell. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Fatal Fury, you might recognize the name Terry Bogard, who regained some popularity after his inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He’s the protagonist of the Fatal Fury fighting game series. If you don’t recognize that name either, nobody can blame you – the last Fatal Fury game came out 23 years ago, with Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves’ release in 1999. 

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Wesley LeBlanc

Splatoon 3 Is Getting Its Own Nintendo Direct This Week

3 hours 41 minutes ago

Splatoon 3 will be getting a dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation this Wednesday, August 10.

The broadcast will be roughly 30 minutes long, and begins at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK / 11pm AEST. Nintendo hasn't hinted at what will be inside, but you can guess at a healthy swathe of new gameplay, as well as new information about the game's Campaign, PvP and PvE modes.

Splatoon 3 will be released om September 9, so this may be our last public look at the squid-based shooter before it arrives. Splatoon 3 was first announced last year, and brings back a familiar mix of competitive multiplayer (albeit with new weapons and special abilities), a returning co-op mode, Salmon Run, and a new single-player campaign titled "Return of the Mammalians".

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Joe Skrebels

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Soulstice: The Final Preview

3 hours 45 minutes ago

The Sacred City of Ilden is the perfect staging grounds for an apocalyptic attack by the nefarious Spawn of Chaos, an army of demonic creatures that happens to be swarming into the city through a giant Tear in the sky, not unlike Dragon Age Inquisition’s Fade Rift or Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ massive Space-Time Rift. None better to stop the invasion than the battle-hardened warrior Briar and her ghostly companion-slash-sister Lute, both of whom are Chimera; members of the mysterious Order of the Ashen Blade and the supposed heroes of this world. Things don’t exactly work out with the other Chimera, and you, playing as the dynamic duo, are left to vanquish the Spawn of Chaos by yourself – if not for the help of a few unlikely friends. This is the premise of Soulstice, an action-adventure game centered around frenetic third-person combat with lots of unique combos that would feel right at home in any Devil May Cry game.

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Mark Medina

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The Art of Skull and Bones Revealed by Dark Horse Books

3 hours 45 minutes ago

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated new games of 2022, and now pirate fanatics have even more to look forward to at the end of the year. Dark Horse Books is following up the game's release with a new hardcover called The Art of Skull and Bones.

Like all of Dark Horse's video game art books, The Art of Skull of Bones features a mix of concept art, creator interviews and other behind-the-scenes material that sheds light on the making of the game. Considering how long Skull and Bones has been in development - and how often it's been delayed - that should make for some very interesting reading.

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The Art of Skull and Bones will also devote special attention to the many colorful characters and ships that make up this open-world pirate adventure.

“The team did a phenomenal job at creating the world of Skull and Bones - filled with diverse regions, ships and characters," said art director Kobe Sek in Dark Horse's press release. "We are proud to be able to showcase a glimpse of never-before-seen concept art of our game. We hope you’ll enjoy discovering the unique setting inspired by the Indian Ocean and immersing yourself in the pirate fantasy of Skull and Bones!”

The Art of Skull and Bones is priced at $49.99 and is slated for release on December 20 in bookstores and online retailers and December 21 in comic shops.

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Jesse Schedeen

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Will Have Rollback Netcode

3 hours ago

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During EVO 2022, Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki announced that the game will have rollback netcode. This will only be for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC versions of the game. During the same announcement, Hiroki said that the game will no longer receive updates in the forms of new characters or balance updates. [Thanks, HD_Kirin!]

Here is a clip of Hiroki announcing rollback netcode during EVO 2022. You can hear the cheers of the audience as soon as she says the words, even before the translator can translate for her:

https://twitter.com/HD_Kirin/status/1556206791318376448

As a reminder, rollback netcode is a function that helps to smooth out online multiplayer experience. Rather than waiting for your opponent to input their commands, it predicts the movement and self-corrects if the prediction is wrong. This means that your gameplay experience should feel smooth regardless of ping. Other games that introduced rollback netcode include Street Fighter 6, BlazBlue Centralfiction, and King of Fighters 2022 Unlimited Match

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Stephanie Liu

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(Spoiler)’s Death in My Hero Academia Could Make the Series Legendary

3 hours 46 minutes ago

To say the My Hero Academia series has reached a key turning point would be a massive understatement.

In the latest chapter of the manga, Katsuki Bakugo met his match while fighting against the All for One-controlled Shigaraki. Despite having the assistance of Best Jeanist, Endeavor, UA’s Big Three and several other heroes, he was forced to face down the final big bad in a near hopeless confrontation to buy even a little more time before Deku could arrive. Though he put up a good fight, he paid for the decision with his life and is now among the first major casualties of the final arc.

Though not unheard of in Shonen manga and certainly not the first loss in the series, the death of a character as major as Bakugo is a huge moment for My Hero Academia. While past deaths carried weight, none of them felt as personal as that of the hotheaded Class 1-A member. Fans got to see him grow and learn from Chapter 1 on, going from Deku’s key antagonist and rival to arguably his closest friend. They got to see him truly learn what it means to be a hero, and give up his dreams so that others could pursue theirs.

Seeing his character arc come full circle in this way is a masterstroke that easily puts the series over the top. Or at least, it does so long as Kōhei Horikoshi and Shonen Jump have the courage to stick with the decision.

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Keenan McCall

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