Everything We Know About The Gyms

Everything We Know About The Gyms

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Today’s Pokémon Presents revealed more details about how the gym system in pokemon scarlet and Purple works. You’ll be playing as a student at an academy, and beating some of the toughest trainers in the region is just part of your school assignment. Tough, but fair. Depending on which version of … Read more

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

screenshot: nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Getting A New Race Track After All

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Getting A New Race Track After All

screenshot: nintendo just nintendo unveiled details for the second wave of Mario Kart 8 updates, and fans got a sweet surprise: an original race track. Sky-High Sundae will be available as part of the next installment of Mario Kart 8 DLCs, and it looks incredibly edible—pretty. I meant pretty. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Booster … Read more

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Image: Sega Sony just announced that Sega’s widely loved Yakuza series of criminal underworld sims will soon debut on its PlayStation Plus subscription service. The entire mainline series is coming, in fact. Today, Sony announced on its blog that the main entries in the Yakuza series, which follow Kazuma Kiryu’s story across seven different titles, … Read more

The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku When Mario Kart: Double Dash was released back in 2003, a major shortcut on one of the game’s tracks—Waluigi Stadium—was discovered almost instantly. The next shortcut wouldn’t be recorded until 2018. That’s an eternity in video game/speedrunning years, and there’s one hell of a story behind it, which is why Summoning … Read more

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches $1 Billion In Revenue

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches  Billion In Revenue

Image: nintendo I’ll admit that, until yesterday, I had no idea Fire Emblem Heroes was still active and updated. But a lot of people are still playing the game and apparently spending money on it, too. New data shows that Fire Emblem Heroes has just reached $1 billion in revenue, becoming the first Nintendo mobile … Read more

Fan Spend 40k On Stock To Ask Nintendo About F-Zero

Fan Spend 40k On Stock To Ask Nintendo About F-Zero

screenshot: nintendo Many Nintendo fans desperately want a new entry in the popular sci-fi racing series, F-Zero. However, only one diehard fan was reportedly dedicated enough to spend over 5 million yen (roughly $40,000 US) on Nintendo stock, giving him a chance to ask the Japanese publisher about F-Zero and its future directly. On June … Read more

Final Fantasy VII Prequel Crisis Core Getting Remake Treatment

Final Fantasy VII Prequel Crisis Core Getting Remake Treatment

screenshot: Square-Enix During today’s Final Fantasy VII anniversary celebration, Square Enix announced that the game’s prequel spin-off CrisisCore will be pulled from a life of relative obscurity on a long-dead handheld device with a remake of its own. The remake, officially titled Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunionappears to utilize the same engine as Final … Read more

Kojima Reassures Sony Fans He’s Still Working With PlayStation

Kojima Reassures Sony Fans He’s Still Working With PlayStation

Image: Kojima Productions Do you hear that? Out in the distance, you can hear thousands of angry fanboys continuing to fight online in the endlessly sad console war. The latest battle involves Metal Gear and death stranding creator Hideo Kojima and his independent studio deciding to do business with Microsoft and work on an Xbox-exclusive … Read more

RE Village Browser Demo Uses Google Stadia Tech To Great Effect

RE Village Browser Demo Uses Google Stadia Tech To Great Effect

screenshot: Capcom Capcom released another Resident Evil Village demo earlier this week. It doesn’t include more content than earlier previews, but it does have the distinct advantage of being playable from your internet browser thanks to Immersive Stream for Gamesa licensable version of Google’s Stadia tech. The appropriately named Resident Evil Village Online Streaming Demo … Read more