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Ten Hidden Gems On The Switch

Given how many games release on Switch every week, it’s sometimes difficult to find the best games on the eShop. Here’s some great Switch games you …

Doom for Switch Cuts SnapMap Feature

Multiplayer will be available on launch as a free update.<p>Bethesda has announced that level editing tool SnapMap will not feature in the Switch port …

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Getting New Ultra Beasts

<i>Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon</i> are getting two brand new Ultra Beasts.<p>UB Burst is exclusive to <i>Ultra Sun</i> and UB Assembly is exclusive to <i>Ultra Moon</i>. UB …

Super Mario Odyssey’s new feature proves it was made for making memes

We may be a little too excited over this<p>Is <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> the tale of Mario’s midlife crisis? In the lead-up to the game’s release, Mario has left his career as a plumber, taken up moustache grooming and abandoned his modesty, revealing a proud beach body.<p>Now he can even send vertical snaps. …

Skyrim On Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

A Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the big surprises of last year's system reveal event, but until now we only had a vague idea of when to expect it. As part of today's lengthy Nintendo Direct, however, we got a hard release date.<p>Skyrim is due out for Switch on …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions Amiibo Release Date Revealed

Daruk, Mipha, Revali, and Urbosa’s amiibo functionality revealed.<p>During a Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo confirmed that the Daruk, Mipha, Revali, …

Eevee-themed Pokemon 3DS XL coming to Japan June 22

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are teaming up for an Eevee-themed Nintendo 3DS XL that will be available exclusively in Japan starting June 22, the companies announced today.<p>The unit's availability will truly be limited: It will be sold only at Pokémon Centers, the Japanese retail stores for …

Hit the Rainbow Road with a MARIO KART LED Bracelet

Ever since <i>Super Mario Kart</i> hit the SNES, it was clear this franchise was something special. For over 25 years, gamers have hit the tracks with Mario …

Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?), the new AtGames portable consoles will either excite you to no end or cause deep …

4chan's community is creating its own Pokémon video game

Members of the 4chan /vp/ board are currently developing their own video game based on the Pokémon franchise, and have already completed a variety of concept art, sprites and even a mock Pokédex.<p>Reddit user "Atheism4tw" has posted links to a Wiki as well as a playable demo of the in-progress title …

'Metroid: Samus Returns' Pays Tribute To The Original Game Boy Game With Reversible Cover Art

Considering that <i>Metroid: Samus Returns</i> on the 3DS is a remake of <i>Metroid II: Return of Samus</i> on the Game Boy, Nintendo has decided to pay tribute to that with some reversible cover art.<p>Specifically, on the Special Edition of <i>Metroid: Samus Returns</i> you can flip the packaging to reveal the original …

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer May Have Teased Kanto Region

Easter Egg or subtle teaser?<p>A new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has released as part of the Pokemon World Championships, featuring …

Japan Wins One of the Closest Pokémon Championships In History

During this weekend’s Pokémon World Championships, Japan reasserted itself as the best region on the planet. Ryota Otsubo won the master’s division …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review

Against all odds, this unholy union is a success<p><i>Mario +</i> <i>Rabbids</i> <i>Kingdom Battle</i> is like a bizarre fever dream.<p>Stick with me here: You’ve got Mario and a host of Mushroom Kingdom mainstays rocking guns and squad tactics to take down hordes of Ubisoft’s insane Rabbids. It raises the question how this …

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Why Splatoon 2 is the Perfect Online Shooter for Gamers That Don't Play Online Shooters

Frenetic, strategic and delightfully lacking in toxicity.<p>There are numerous reasons as to why I let the original Splatoon pass me by when it debuted …

Nintendo Switch Built-In Voice Chat Available in Splatoon 2 LAN Play

About as clear as talking underwater,<p>You can play Splatoon 2 multiplayer with voice chat without having to use Nintendo's Switch mobile app. But once …

Get ready for 'Halo' in VR

Microsoft regularly uses <i>Halo</i> as a selling point for its technology (see: the original Xbox), and that's definitely true in the virtual reality era. The tech pioneer and 343 Industries have revealed that they're working on <i>Halo</i> mixed reality experiences. The two aren't saying anything more at this …

There's A Tiny Spot In Zelda Where Cel-Shading Doesn't Work

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> has a very distinctive cel-shaded look. That, for some reason, breaks if you climb inside one tiny little …

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon Veteran Trainer's Dual Pack Announced

Another way to catch 'em all.<p>Nintendo of America has announced an additional release version of upcoming Poke-sequels Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra …

Raikou Pokemon GO raid guide ready for LegenDog Weekend!

The best Pokemon to beat Raikou in Pokemon GO are here in list form – an aggregate of multiple lists from the top minds in Pokemon GO analysis. This …

How To Beat And Catch Suicune In 'Pokemon GO'

No one expected for Niantic to dump all three Legendary Beasts into the game right after a month and a half of Legendary Birds, but as a way to stall for Mewtwo’s arrival, that’s just what’s happened.<p>The beasts are roaming the entire world for at least the next three months. First up, Raikou is …

How To Easily Beat Entei In 'Pokémon GO,' The Strongest Legendary Beast

The Legendary Beasts are upon us in <i>Pokémon GO</i>, a bit earlier than anyone expected but nice to see around just the same. They’re spawning in force after a slightly delayed launch, though you’ll find Entei, Raikou and Suicune all in different spots around the globe. Raikou is currently here in the …

How to get Mewtwo raid invites in Pokemon GO

Now that Mewtwo has been released into the wild in Pokemon GO, users around the world aim to collect their bounty. This is the first time in the game …

Pokemon Sun And Moon Players Can Soon Get Ash's Pikachu

Pokemon Sun and Moon players can soon add another free Pokemon to their collections. To commemorate the series' upcoming 20th anniversary film, Nintendo will be distributing six Pikachu, each one wearing the different caps Ash donned throughout the anime series.<p>Beginning September 19, Nintendo will …

Pokemon Go can 'significantly' lower stress, study says

Remember that month you played Pokemon Go last year? It turns out that was a habit you would have done well to keep up with.<p>The journey to catch 'em all in Niantic's augmented reality game helps reduce your stress levels and could have "positive effects" on mental health, according to results …

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Halo Backward Compatibility Releases Taking 'Extra Time'

The Xbox One backward compatible releases of Halo CE Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4 will be taking more time to arrive, but we are …

Backward Compatibility

Pokemon Reveals 'Shining Legends' Booster Expansion

NEWS<p>With 75 New Cards<p>The <i>Pokemon TCG: Sun and Moon—Shining Legends</i> expansion will release on October 6.<p><i>Shining Legends</i> will include a total of 75 new …

How to download Marshadow to Pokémon Sun and Moon

<b>The mysterious Marshadow will soon be coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon. Here’s how you catch it.</b>Alas, another trip to Gamestop is in order if you want …

'Pokémon GO' Is Missing A Huge Opportunity With Its Legendary Beasts Release

<i>Pokémon GO</i> pulled a bait and switch this week when it released the three Legendary Beasts after weeks of speculation that September would bring the release of exclusive Mewtwo raids instead. It appears the exclusive raid concept needs more time in the oven (ie. beta testing) so instead we now have …