Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

screenshot: The Pokemon Company Vulpix or Growlithe? Zangoose or Seviper? Ever since Arceus made the world in its image, Pokemon fans have had to grapple with a huge choice: which version to get. That quandary will remain in place for the latest games, pokemon scarlet and Purple. Every generation of Nintendo’s zeitgeisty monster-hunting RPGs splits … Read more

You Should Play ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3’ in First-Person

You Should Play 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' in First-Person

screenshot: Brendan Hesse Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the year’s best-reviewed Nintendo Switch games, thanks to its deep combat, sweeping story, and giant world that’s fun to explore. The game is engrossing from the moment you start, but there’s a way to get even more immersed in this epic JRPG. As pointed out by … Read more

The Nintendo Switch Features Most People Forget About

The Nintendo Switch Features Most People Forget About

Photo: nintendo Tea PlayStation 5’s Accolades feature has allowed users to offer awards to fellow players in multiplayer games, the idea being it’d help foment kindness and camaraderie in the gaming community. Aim Sony formally retired it from PS5 this week for one reason: No one used it. Most people (hi) didn’t even seem to … 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

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

Image: Analogue/Kotaku/Se_vector (Shutterstock) The Analogue Pocket’s always turned heads: first for being the most authentic-seeming Game Boy replacement ever announcedthen for taking an extraordinary length of time to finally come out. But come out it did, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest drawback was that it required old, increasingly expensive physical cartridges … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square-Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that made … Read more

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Image: Annapurna Interactive You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned the entire gaming industry to Los Angeles for a week of marketing, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the party, hosted its annual showcase. Today, over the course of 30 minutes, the indie publisher gave a look at what’s in … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku factions. Infighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has-been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only one thing … Read more

How To Craft A Pastel Gaming Room With The Most Kawaii Gear

How To Craft A Pastel Gaming Room With The Most Kawaii Gear

Photo: 10eegaming Crack open the door to self-described “kawaii tech creator” Celeste Flowers‘ room, and you’ll suddenly feel as if you’ve been living your life as a strawberry in some Fruity Pebbles cereal. Like countless others gamers onlineFlowers is an expert of “pastel gaming”—a term borne from Japanese kawaii aesthetics, and perhaps, a need to … Read more

No Man’s Sky Goes All In On Star Trek Fantasy With New Ships

No Man's Sky Goes All In On Star Trek Fantasy With New Ships

Image: HelloGames Speculate no more! Hello Games revealed the next addition to the ever-expanding universe of No Man’s Sky. It’s called Endurance, and it’s loaded with additions to space (space biome?) and brings the thrills of taking charge of a fleet of starships to your screen. While past updates have broadened the selection of ships … Read more