Pokémon Unite is the baby mode MOBA for me

Pokémon Unite is so simple it doesn’t even need to hold your hand. This isn’t a dig — quite the opposite, actually. The new free-to-play MOBA from The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games distills the genre formula into an incredibly approachable package. The initial tutorial, which takes around two minutes to complete, is plenty to get a handle on the […]

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Among Us free for a week on Nintendo Switch

Among Us will be free on Nintendo Switch from July 21-27, Nintendo announced Monday. The game will be available as a trial through Nintendo’s Game Trial program for Nintendo Switch Online members. The breakout social deception game, which was released in 2018 but blew up in 2020, was released on Nintendo Switch in 2020, after previously being available on mobile […]

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Pokémon Unite coming next week to Nintendo Switch

The free-to-play MOBA Pokémon Unite is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21, The Pokémon Company announced Thursday. Pokémon Unite is the first MOBA-style Pokémon game, where players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. It’s sort of like League of Legends, but with adorable Pokémon. It is being made in collaboration with Tencent Games. The game is […]

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Mario has been trapped inside a luxury watch

For the low price of $2,150, you can live out Bowser’s wildest fantasy and trap Mario on your wrist forever. TAG Heuer, a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, is collaborating with Nintendo to make a Mario-inspired smart watch, to be released on July 15. In addition to a Mario Pipe, Super Star, and Super Mushroom on the bezel, the watch also […]

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A Pokémon nature theme park is coming to Japan

The Pokémon Company is opening a nature-based theme park in Tokyo, Japan, the company announced Wednesday. Called Pokémon Wonder, the park is essentially a way for visitors to search for Pokémon in the real-world forest. People will be able to complete two different “courses” where they’ll spot hidden Pokémon in the wild — like a real-life Pokémon Snap. Pokémon Wonder […]

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Mario Golf: Super Rush brings chaos to the greens

My Mii is exhausted. She’s panting and dragging herself through this course. Her stamina has completely run out. She’s playing golf. If that’s not enough, a rather rude Birdo just ran up and shoved her from behind. And the clock is still ticking on this hole in Mario Golf: Super Rush, the Nintendo Switch sports title that launched on Friday […]

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The Pokémon Company settles Pokémon Sword and Shield leak lawsuit

The Pokémon Company has settled its November 2019 lawsuit against two Pokémon Sword and Shield leakers, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The company filed the lawsuit in 2019 after photos of an unreleased Pokémon Sword and Shield strategy guide was published online — before the game’s release date. The defendants are required to pay The Pokémon Company $150,000 each […]

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Six Super Mario kaizo trolls that surprise and delight

Trolls are the most recognizable element of ultra-hard Mario hacks and levels, known as kaizo. A simple, unexpected obstacle is not only funny but also creates that special sauce that makes kaizo so fun to watch. But not all trolls are created equally, and many creators use different interpretations of the concept to subvert players’ expectations. A subgenre under the […]

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Breath of the Wild 2’s best fan theories … so far

Nintendo released a new trailer for the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel on Tuesday. The publisher still hasn’t announced a specific release date nor a title for the game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating and having fun with the trailer. The new reveal — which is just over a minute and a half long […]

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