Pokémon fans know just how rare finding a “shiny” is: you can play multiple games across generations and never encounter monsters in a special coloring. Typically, you have a 1 in 4,000 chance of finding a shiny, which is pretty low. Ultra Sun and Moon change the odds by giving you another sure-fire way to find…
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There are two major franchises that every ‘90s kid desperately wished were real: Pokemon and Harry Potter. Over a year after publisher Niantic tried to make Pokemon real with the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, they’re continuing their takeover of the nostalgia market with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Returning to his classic video game shop Neo Japan Games in the weeks after Hurricane Maria, Jerry Robles thought business would be quiet. But he opened his doors just south of San Juan to find more customers than usual crowding around to look at old game cartridges and classic consoles.
In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…
Big Shaq’s “Man’s Not Hot” should have stopped being funny weeks ago. But instead of fading into obscurity, we’re getting great iterations on the joke almost every day.
Japan on a normal day is crazy and different enough from the rest of the world, but come Halloween and it’s like a whole other planet. There are a few holidays the Japanese take as seriously as Halloween, except maybe for Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. And this one has some fun stuff involving cars.
Tales of eerie environments and bloody beasts have been terrifying and entertaining horror fans for centuries. And while books, movies, and TV shows have each put their own spin on the genre, it’s video games that provide the most immersive horror experiance. Or so I’ve been told.
From October 20th to November 2nd, you’ll find some spooky new friends in Pokémon Go. It’s not full-on gen three yet, but hey: new faces!
This week, Blizzard announced that they’d be releasing a new playable Hearthstone hero called Nemsy Necrofizzle. The catch? It’s only available for players who participate in difficult-to-reach LAN-type events called Fireside Gathering Taverns. This has annoyed some players, but it’s also shown that Blizzard still…
When Shadow of Mordor released in 2014, its “nemesis system” was brilliant enough that many people hoped it would define a new generation of games. Years later, that vision of industry-wide character hierarchies that learn, evolve, and remember the player never came to pass. Shadow of War, the follow-up, further…
It’s been many years since the original 3DS launched. There’s a new version with better 3D, improved controls, and of course, a wealth of excellent games to play. There’s also a new 2DS XL that can do everything its 3D brother can do, aside from 3D.
Everything’s falling, from the leaves to the President’s approval ratings, and even Assassins!
Why do people still care about Mega Man? Capcom’s diminutive action hero hasn’t had a brand-new game since 2010's Mega Man 10. But the fans refuse to give up, crafting their own games to keep the spirit of the beloved series alive even as Capcom mostly lets it sit on the shelf.