Xbox Game Pass Adds Yakuza Games For July 2022

Screenshot: Sega If you didn’t beat them the first time around (fair, they’re huge), you now have a second chance. Three of the best Yakuza entries are coming back to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service, alongside a handful of more family-friendly games. Here’s everything coming to Xbox Game Pass over the coming weeks. July 5 Last Call … Read more

You Can Now Read Every Super Nintendo Manual Ever Released

Back in October 2020 I did a feature on a project that was trying to find every Super Nintendo manual in existence, scan them and upload them onto the internet. I’m happy to report that, as of July 2022, the project has now completed a significant—and for many of you reading this it’s primary—milestone. When … Read more

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes: ‘Classic’ Or ‘Casual’ Mode?

Screenshot: Nintendo A tip: If you’re playing Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, stick with the “classic” mode, whatever happens. C’mon. Despite its musou trappings, Three Hopes is still a Fire Emblem game, with all the life-or-death stakes and high-minded strategizing that entails. To be clear, this is not an assessment of the game’s inherent challenge … Read more

Games Done Quick 2022’s Metroid-Heavy Final Night Is Gonna Rule

A relay race in Super Mario Maker 2 is one of this weekend’s events to watch.Image: Nintendo For the past week, Games Done Quick has held its annual speedrunning festival. As always, the event has been awesome, full of some truly mind-blowing feats, including an exploit-packed run through Halo Infinite‘s open-world-ish campaign. But the organizers … Read more

Games Done Quick 2022’s Metroid-Heavy Final Night Is Gonna Rule

A relay race in Super Mario Maker 2 is one of this weekend’s events to watch.Image: Nintendo For the past week, Games Done Quick has held its annual speedrunning festival. As always, the event has been awesome, full of some truly mind-blowing feats, including an exploit-packed run through Halo Infinite‘s open-world-ish campaign. But the organizers … Read more

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes: ‘Classic’ Or ‘Casual’ Mode?

Screenshot: Nintendo A tip: If you’re playing Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, stick with the “classic” mode, whatever happens. C’mon. Despite its musou trappings, Three Hopes is still a Fire Emblem game, with all the life-or-death stakes and high-minded strategizing that entails. To be clear, this is not an assessment of the game’s inherent challenge … Read more

Fan Spends 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

Persona Movie Or TV Series Could Be On The Way From Sega

Image: Atlus / Sega Video game publisher Sega, fresh off the success of its live-action Sonic films, is looking to adapt more games into films or TV shows. Specifically, Sega says it’s in the early stages to produce live-action adaptations of Atlus games, like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. Sega revealed this bit of news … Read more

Pokémon Go Studio Lays Off Staff And Cancels Projects

Photo: Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images / LightRocket (Getty Images) The mobile game company behind pokemon go, Niantic is struggling to find its next big hit. And now, a new report claims the studio canceled multiple projects and laid off staff members in an effort to “streamline” operations. The San Francisco-based publisher cut 85 to … Read more

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Revealed

“Gee 2B! how come Square Enix lets you have a native port on the Nintendo Switch?” – Sora (probably)Image: The Visking Corporation / Square Enix / Kotaku Following Nintendo’s announcement that PlatinumGames’ cult-favorite action-RPG Nier: Automata is coming to the Switch later this yearsome gamers are demanding that Square Enix make native ports for the … Read more