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Honkai Star Rail Sunright Tea Studio Event: how to attend, rewards, and meetup details

The Honkai Star Rail and Sunright Tea Studio Event starts on July 19. Here's how to get free merch with your bubble tea order.
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Detective Pikachu Returns welcomes fans back to Ryme City this fall

Grab your magnifying glass: Detective Pikachu Returns is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
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Hi-Fi Rush – Arcade Challenge update speeds up the beat

The Hi-Fi Rush - Arcade Challenge update features two new game modes. Here's what we learned about it during Xbox's latest showcase.
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Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws stars a cunning hero seeking a new life

Star Wars: Outlaws is a new Star Wars game coming to Xbox Series X/S. Here's what we know so far about the game and the new protagonist, Kay Vess.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 finally gets its fall release date at Summer Game Fest

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 officially has a release date. Here's what Insomniac Games revealed at the Summer Game Fest.
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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will make you forget about The Sands of Time remake

Ubisoft revealed Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a new action-adventure platformer, at the Summer Game Fest. Here's what we saw at the showcase.
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How to unlock Stagnant Shadows in Honkai: Star Rail

Stagnant Shadows are one of Honkai: Star Rail's bread-and-butter dungeons. Here's how to unlock them and why they're important.
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How to unlock the Forgotten Hall in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail features challenges that offer players rewards, including the Forgotten Hall. Here's how to unlock it.
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How to increase your Equilibrium Level in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail has many leveling systems, one of which includes your Equilibrium Level. Here's how to raise your Equilibrium Level and what it does.
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All free characters in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail starts players off with a whole crew of starter characters. Here's every character that you can get for free in the story so far.
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The Mageseeker blends League of Legends lore with Hades’ action

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story impressed us at this year's PAX with its Hades-quality combat.
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Goodbye Volcano High’s dinosaur drama is more enticing than its rhythm interludes

We checked out Goodbye Volcano High at PAX East, and we're already curious find out how the dinosaur high school drama ends.
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Sea of Stars’ unique RPG combat has already won me over

Sea of Stars lured me in with its charming art style and turn-based gameplay, but it’s still too early to tell if it's worth playing from start to end.
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One Piece Odyssey’s great ending would have made for a perfect anime arc

One Piece Odyssey might be the best One Piece game of all-time, but it's standout story may have been an even better anime.
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Pokémon showed why it’s still unstoppable in 2022

Pokémon may have hit a low point in 2022, but it's continued success proves that the series' core hooks are still unbeatable.
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You need to try these 6 free demos before Steam Next Fest ends

Steam Next Fest is basically the E3 of indie PC gaming. There are many great demos to try, here are six that especially caught our eye.
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Tokyo Game Show 2022 Capcom showcase: how to watch and what to expect

The Tokyo Game Show returns this year with a Japanese developer-filled showcase, including Capcom. Here's how you can watch the Capcom Online Program tomorrow.
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PS5 sci-fi shooter Synduality features mechs and monster hunting

Bandai Namco announced sci-fi third-person shooter Synduality at today's PlayStation State of Play, featuring giant mechs and monsters.
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Dragon Ball: The Breakers is still finding its balance ahead of launch

We checked in on Dragon Ball: The Breakers at PAX West to see if the power balance issues we experienced last year had been fixed up.
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Demonschool tweaks the strategy genre in a subtle but important way

Demonschool takes inspiration from Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Italian horror to present a unique supernatural strategy RPG.
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Soul Hackers 2 review: stylish JRPG tells more than it shows

Soul Hackers 2's excellent RPG gameplay helps make up for a disappointingly forgettable story.
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Soul Hackers 2 doesn’t have much ‘soul’ so far

Soul Hackers 2 nails its style. I just wish it did the same with its story.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review: The best RPG story I’ve played in ages

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 isn't the most elegant RPG, but its excellent story makes up for its shortcomings.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is surprisingly newcomer-friendly

Those new to Xenoblade may worry that they need to play the first two games to enjoy the third. Well, you don't.
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Street Fighter 6 shows off its new style in debut trailer

Capcom showed off a new Street Fighter 6 trailer at this summer's PlayStation State of Play. It's got a surprising amount of style.
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6 must-see indie games we saw at PAX East 2022

PAX East returned this year with several hidden gems in tow. Feast your eyes on six of the best games on the show floor.
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a charming, side-scrolling RPG

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising charmed the heck out of players at this year's PAX East. Here's how this side-scrolling action RPG works.
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PlayStation 5 is getting a Variable Refresh Rate update

PlayStation announced upcoming VRR support for select PlayStation 5 games. Here's when we can expect the changes to go live and which games are involved.
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Rune Factory 5 review: A farmer’s life for me

Rune Factory 5 should satisfy fans and cozy game enthusiasts, but its not quite as friendly for newcomers.
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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a chaotic new spinoff

Nintendo has announced Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, a spinoff title starring the cast of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
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Rune Factory 5 is an imperfect, but charming farming RPG

I played two hours of Rune Factory 5 and it's already looking good for the Harvest Moon spinoff, even if its a little awkward.
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Genshin Impact 2.5 brings some hotly anticipated characters

Genshin Impact voice actors shared information about highly anticipated characters and events coming in the 2.5 update.
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Fortnite finally comes back to Apple devices via GeForce Now

Nvidia is bringing Fortnite back to mobile with an open beta on Android and iOS devices through its cloud gaming service, GeForce Now.
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Ubisoft lets players turn their best game snaps into apparel

Ubisoft announced a partnership with Zakeke, a software company that lets users personalize apparel and accessories with their own photos.