Nintendo's big thing in recent times has been releasing products that are near impossible to find, a problem that plagued Amiibo collectors as well as those who wanted to buy the NES Classic Edition console. With the SNES Classic already on the way, it seems like Nintendo's not about to stop there, as news of a Nintendo 64 Classic has surfaced before the SNES has even launched.Read More
For real this time.
Hey, remember the first trailer for Pokémon GO, waaaayyyy back about a thousand years ago, a.k.a. 2015? Among other parts of the new-infamous game it hinted at, it showed a number of players all coming together in one location to take on Mewtwo all at once in a manner suspiciously similar to the raid battles that arrived in the game recently? That's not a coincidence, and now legendary Pokémon are coming with it.Read More
Despite much controversy over the lack of a Rey token in the Star Wars Monopoly game sold in the U.S, it seems as though Hasbro has finally decided to listen to the outcry and have available Star Wars Monopoly sets that include the heroine of The Force Awakens.Read More
Just try and resist the spell of graphic artist Fernando Reza's gorgeous Legend of Zelda "propaganda." Designed to evoke old-fashioned wartime calls-to-action, you're sure to feel a patriotic rush to save the Kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon and rescue the Princess. I haven't felt this motivated in ages.Read More
Farewell, financial responsibility!
Disney unveiled a demo of Marvel Powers United VR, a virtual reality superhero game where you can play as Rocket Raccoon, the Hulk, aaaand...CAPTAIN MARVEL!Read More
Syfy will release a Sharknado augmented reality game for iOS and Android, in anticipation of the Sharknado 5: Global Swarming premiere.Read More
Never Look at Mario the Same, Thanks to a Creepy Explanation for Mario Odyssey’s Lack of “Game Overs”
Game over, man. Game over.
It was already weird enough that a game existed about a plumber who stomps on turtles, eats mushrooms to become giant, and spits fire, and his propensity for coming back to life after death has been explored before. Mario Odyssey, however, added several new layers of absurdity, with Mario possessing people, dinosaurs, and inanimate objects, and apparently never arriving at a "game over" Screen—which got a disturbing twist once news hit the internet.Read More
Pokémon GO is a full year old today, and it's enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now with the addition of raid battles and adjusted gym mechanics. Those aren't the only things players are clamoring for, though, and Niantic boss John Hanke has confirmed that some features we had started to give up hoping for actually are on the way.Read More
The first time I cried playing a video game was when I killed The Boss.Read More
Veteran journalist Maggie Farley created the game Factitious with game designer Bob Hone at American University to test users' abilities to spot the fake news among the real stories.Read More
Wikitext, a game from developer and designer Kevan Davis, reimagines the Wikipedia rabbit hole as a text adventure game.Read More
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was a big hit during the last holiday season, quickly selling out and making scalpers tons of money. Shortly thereafter, rumors sprung up that Nintendo, encouraged by that success, was already working on a Super NES version for the following year. The all-but-inevitable has now come to pass with the official announcement of the Super NES Classic Edition.Read More
We're still waiting to see if the current push towards virtual reality will actually catch on or if it will be another misfire along the path to fulfilling our holodeck dreams, but as that goes on, augmented reality is making an unexpectedly strong case for itself. When pushed beyond just a gimmick into the area of virtual objects that you can actually move around and interact with in real space, it makes for impressive displays like this real-world Super Mario Bros. level.Read More
Yesterday was Father's Day and popular Let's Play channel Game Grumps announced their new dating sim Dream Daddy which comes to Steam on July 13.Read More
One man's sky?
Neil deGrasse Tyson regularly critiques the scientific accuracy of movies on Twitter, but he's putting his money where his mouth is with a scientifically-minded space exploration video game called Space Odyssey—well, your money, technically, since it's on Kickstarter. I'm sure Tyson would appreciate the clarification.Read More
Become immersed in a world of infinite Mondays.
After the breakout success of Pokémon GO last summer, the copycat reaction seemed remarkably restrained, though some certainly tried. As far as other notable brands trying to jump in with a clone game—whether because they understood the folly of trying or because of GO's own quick decline in popularity—we weren't really subjected to a major "me too" rush of clones. But now, we have Garfield Go.Read More
Kirby, Metroid, and Pokémon. Oh my.
Nintendo's E3 2017 presentation—the opening salvo, anyway—was short, but oh boy was it ever sweet. While Microsoft's focus is currently on raw power with the Xbox One X, and Sony's focus is ... all over the place, which they can probably afford, Nintendo's focus is on games that will make people want to buy a Switch, and it showed.Read More
Rather than a standard E3 press conference, which Nintendo has abandoned in recent years, the gaming giant will kick off their part of this year's show with a "spotlight" presentation focused on Super Mario Odyssey and other games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2017. Surprises will likely be minimal as the company focuses on moving Switch units in the 2017 holiday season to keep its strong launch going, but unexpected announcements are hardly out of the question.Read More
Sony's E3 conference is scheduled for tonight, and there are some big surprises expected for the video game giant. Here's how to watch.Read More
E3 2017 is underway! Festivites—er, I mean press conferences—started over the weekend with Microsoft, Bethesda, and more, and today we're looking forward to Ubisoft at 1pm PT/4PM ET, as well as Sony later on tonight at 6PM PT/9PM ET. If you're looking to see what Ubisoft is cooking up for the near future, keep your eyes glued right here!Read More