Chris Kohler
Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

The live album of last year’s Chrono Cross live tour is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. I’ve been listening and it’s just beautiful, a stellar live rendition of one of the all-time great game soundtracks, performed by composer Yasunori Mitsuda and his hand-picked band.

Anybody else still playing Super Mario Maker 2? My kid started playing it so I guess I’m playing it again. Somewhere in the experimentation, this level showed up. Are you a bad enough dude to save this frog?

Nintendo’s Japanese store will start taking preorders for the Animal Crossing Switch dock and Joy-Cons on March 7. Check out our story about how to import them if you want to buy either one of them separately without having to buy the whole bundle.

The next batch of NES and SNES games hits Switch Online on February 19. On SNES, it’s Pop’n Twinbee and Smash Tennis; on NES it’s Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel.

A new documentary released today looks at the ongoing tension between physical and digital video game releases. Not For Resale attempts to capture all facets of the conversation, like the fate of independent game stores, the struggle over preservation, or the problems with today’s digital marketplaces.