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Poliwhirl Is Covered In Mucus And Smooth Like A Shark
Poliwhirl Is Covered In Mucus And Smooth Like A Shark
Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about.
More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
With the arrival of the Kingdom Hearts series on PC last week, enterprising players can now tinker with the games in ways that were either too difficult or downright impossible to achieve on consoles.
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Capcom has shut down the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta hours into its scheduled three-day test run after hiccups with the game’s matchmaking service made it difficult to find opponents. Read more...
Pokémon's Intro, Remade With Stock Footage
Pokémon's Intro, Remade With Stock Footage
Pokémon’s status as a worldwide phenomenon means that you can break it down to its essential parts and folks will still recognize what you’re referencing.
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
A few weeks back, during a particularly unremarkable late night of insomnia-fueled doomscrolling, a notification slid its way onto my phone’s screen that quickened my pulse and dilated my pupils.
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
During today’s spring update, Capcom provided an early look at how returning fighter Oro will play in Street Fighter V.
Loki's Latest Trailer Is a Timey Wimey Joyride Through the MCU
Loki's Latest Trailer Is a Timey Wimey Joyride Through the MCU
Loki, the Asgardian royal family’s resident enfant terrible, has broken many a law in his time traipsing across the universe in Marvel Studio’s films, and Disney+’s upcoming Loki series, it seems as if the mischief maker’s finally going to do the time for at least some of his crimes. Read more...
Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery
Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery
A 28-year-old Tokyo resident has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a trading card shop atop a six-story building to steal Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, after climbing over the side of the building with a rope. Read more...
Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
You’ve no doubt heard by now about (literally) the largest story in the world.
Every STALKER 2 NPC Has A 'One-Of-A-Kind Smile'
Every STALKER 2 NPC Has A 'One-Of-A-Kind Smile'
GSC Game World’s Zakhar Bocharov stopped by today’s [email protected] presentation to show off more of STALKER 2, the upcoming sequel to the cult classic, post-apocalyptic shooter series that’s been in production in some form for over a decade.
Hey, What The Hell?
Hey, What The Hell?
Today, during the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase, we got a look at Of Bird and Cage, a playable metal album that forces you to make narrative choices at various points throughout what can only be described as a Mudvayne-themed lucid dream.
Hades Wins Best Game At The 2021 BAFTA Game Awards
Hades Wins Best Game At The 2021 BAFTA Game Awards
In addition to prestigious accolades like Best Indie Game at the 2020 Game Awards and Best Game Times 10 at the 2020 Ari Notis Awards, Hades just picked up top honors at today’s online-only BAFTA Games Awards.
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we celebrate the death of Fortnite’s Peely, learn more about upcoming Square Enix games, see who’s the next big hero coming to Avengers, eat a baby(?) and get a look at the next generation of PSVR controllers. Read more...
Expect a Lot of Airbender From Nickelodeon's Avatar Studios
Expect a Lot of Airbender From Nickelodeon's Avatar Studios
When Nickelodeon announced earlier this year that it was in the early stages of building Avatar Studios, a new branch dedicated to crafting new projects meant to continue the larger Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise, one of the questions on many people’s minds was what this new endeavor would mean for Netflix’s… Read more...
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Two entomologists decided to name their recently discovered new species of Australian beetles Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres, and Binburrum zapdos, bringing Pokémon full circle back to what originally inspired the hit video game series. Read more...
Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Forget a place to hold your drink or snacks! This Demon Slayer-themed gaming chair from Lenovo has a place to store a katana. Read more...
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
As if Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wasn’t already big enough, the game’s first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, will be out on April 29, Ubisoft announced today in a blog post. Read more...
A Modern Take On Masters Of The Universe
A Modern Take On Masters Of The Universe
Artist Eddie Del Rio, who we last featured here with his contributions to Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ attempts to get a Metal Gear movie made, spent a bunch of time last year, like everyone else, stuck at home.
The New Mortal Kombat Movie Starts Off Strong
The New Mortal Kombat Movie Starts Off Strong
The new Mortal Kombat film, the first theatrical release based on the fighting games since 1997's Mortal Kombat Annihilation, opens with a scene that should be quite familiar to fans.
Evangelion Train Line Comes To Japan For A Limited Time
Evangelion Train Line Comes To Japan For A Limited Time
To mark the release of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, the Aonami train line in Nagoya has been renamed the Ayanami Line.
Dark Alliance Is A Spiritual Successor To Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance In Name Only
Dark Alliance Is A Spiritual Successor To Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance In Name Only
I went into my recent Dark Alliance demo with development studio Tuque Games expecting to briefly relive the grim, bloody hack and slash glory of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance games.
This Pikachu Caterpillar Plushie Looks Freaky
This Pikachu Caterpillar Plushie Looks Freaky
The listing for this AliExpress product says “Pikachued,” and that’s exactly how I feel after looking at it. Read more...
Severed Steel Is A First-Person Shooter With A One-Armed Protagonist
Severed Steel Is A First-Person Shooter With A One-Armed Protagonist
Announced this morning on the PlayStation Blog, Greylock Studio’s Severed Steel (formerly known as Impact) is a first-person shooter starring a character who can’t reload because she only has one arm.
Was It Agatha All Along on WandaVision? It Almost Wasn't
Was It Agatha All Along on WandaVision? It Almost Wasn't
Who’s been messing up everything? It was almost someone else. Read more...
Mudbray Is Only Happy When It Eats Dirt
Mudbray Is Only Happy When It Eats Dirt
Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about.
Mario Kart Speedrunners Are Racing To Blow Themselves Up With Blue Shells
Mario Kart Speedrunners Are Racing To Blow Themselves Up With Blue Shells
Do you know you can hit yourself with a Blue Shell in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Speedrunners do, and they’re going all out to blow themselves up with the first place-targeting item as quickly as possible. Read more...
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
The weekend is for being happy.
Official Pokémon Sunscreen Coming To Asia
Official Pokémon Sunscreen Coming To Asia
When you think of Pokémon, you probably don’t think of sunscreen.
A Truly Messed Up Way To Get Infinite Supplies In Valheim
A Truly Messed Up Way To Get Infinite Supplies In Valheim
You know how Valheim has spooky little mounds that spawn infinite enemies? And you know how you can use your hoe to move earth around and create, say, a pillar? And you know how it’s possible to surround that pillar with, say, fires? And build, say, a fence around all of that? You can probably see where this is going. Read more...
There Is No Love For Toad In This Cat Mario Three-Pack
There Is No Love For Toad In This Cat Mario Three-Pack
Following up on yesterday’s gorgeous Bowser boat, toy-maker Jakks Pacific’s second MAR10 week reveal is a $30 Super Mario 3D World three-pack featuring articulated four-inch figures of Cat Mario, Cat Luigi, and Cat Peach.
Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon
Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon
Creating your party in Bravely Default II is less about the characters you use than it is the jobs with which you equip them.
Jakks' Super Mario Bowser Airship Is The Toy Boat I've Always Wanted
Jakks' Super Mario Bowser Airship Is The Toy Boat I've Always Wanted
Coming this fall from Nintendo and Jakks Pacific, the $40 Super Mario deluxe Bowser Ship playset plays the airship theme as the 2.5-inch plumber climbs aboard to wreak havoc.
Horror Manga Hellsing Getting A Live-Action Hollywood Adaptation
Horror Manga Hellsing Getting A Live-Action Hollywood Adaptation
Derek Kolstad, best known for writing the John Wick films, is bringing Hellsing to life for Amazon Studios as a live-action feature. Read more...
Hogwarts Legacy Developer Quits Following Backlash Over YouTube Channel
Hogwarts Legacy Developer Quits Following Backlash Over YouTube Channel
Troy Leavitt, the game developer at the centre of a controversy last month after it was discovered he had run “a reactionary YouTube channel focused on attacking feminism and social justice”, has resigned from his position at Avalanche Software, developers of the upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy. Read more...
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will feature some customization options related to gender, according to a report by Bloomberg.
An Ode to a Jigglypuff
An Ode to a Jigglypuff
Twenty-five years ago in Red and Blue, freshly-minted Boulder-Badge owning Pokémon trainers would find themselves heading toward the first steps of the rest of their lives drowning in bird Pokémon.
Blade & Soul Revolution Launches Worldwide Next Week
Blade & Soul Revolution Launches Worldwide Next Week
NCSoft’s martial arts epic Blade & Soul is one of my favorite massively-multiplayer online role-playing games in recent memory. Lau
WandaVision's TV Fakeness Gave Way to a Moment of True Love
WandaVision's TV Fakeness Gave Way to a Moment of True Love
One of the many, many things that’s made WandaVision so compelling to watch are the ways it has poked and prodded at the format of television to tell the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision’s unlikely love.
Doom Eternal Director Has ‘Put A Lot Of Thought’ Into Making A Female Doom Slayer
Doom Eternal Director Has ‘Put A Lot Of Thought’ Into Making A Female Doom Slayer
During a playthrough stream earlier this month, Doom Eternal director Hugo Martin was asked if the team had ever considered developing a female Doom Slayer for the game.
The Lightning and the Storm: How an Imperfect Past Shaped the Rise of the Black Superhero
The Lightning and the Storm: How an Imperfect Past Shaped the Rise of the Black Superhero
Editor’s Note: The Rise of the Black Superhero is a three-part series breaking down the past, present and future of Black superheroes across comics, film, and tv.
It's Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite
It's Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite
Yesterday, after some hints and leaks, Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li came to Epic’s mega-popular battle royale game, Fortnite.
Street Fighter Portal Appears In Fortnite
Street Fighter Portal Appears In Fortnite
Fortnite has absorbed just about every nerdy property under the sun at this point, but Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale has yet to dip its toes into the world of fighting games.
Why Do We Call The Hardest Video Game Enemies 'Bosses,' Anyway?
Why Do We Call The Hardest Video Game Enemies 'Bosses,' Anyway?
In real life, if you encounter a large being hell-bent on beating the crap out of you, you call them “an asshole” or “a fully grown polar bear, but in my backyard, like in those nightmares I have.” In a video game, you call them “a boss.” That’s weird! Plenty of people want to fight their bosses, sure, but the term is… Read more...
The New Mortal Kombat Movie Might Just Be A Good Mortal Kombat Movie
The New Mortal Kombat Movie Might Just Be A Good Mortal Kombat Movie
In the first 30 seconds of the first trailer for April’s Mortal Kombat movie reboot, Mehcad Brooks’ Jax loses both his arms to the icy grip of Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero.
Thank God For Wario
Thank God For Wario
These are trying times we are all living through.
Bowser’s Fury Co-Op Sucks, But Super Mario 3D World’s Is Amazing
Bowser’s Fury Co-Op Sucks, But Super Mario 3D World’s Is Amazing
Nintendo’s first big release of 2021, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, packages together a re-release of a seven-year-old game alongside a new, yet bite-sized, adventure.
Pedro Pascal To Portray Joel In HBO's The Last Of Us
Pedro Pascal To Portray Joel In HBO's The Last Of Us
Deadline reports that Pedro Pascal, well known for Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian, will be starring as Joel in HBO’s upcoming television adaptation of The Last of Us. Read more...
Gina Carano Is No Longer a Part of Star Wars
Gina Carano Is No Longer a Part of Star Wars
Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, will no longer be on the show. Read more...
The True Monster in Silence of the Lambs, Still Rearing Its Ugly Head 30 Years Later
The True Monster in Silence of the Lambs, Still Rearing Its Ugly Head 30 Years Later
Clarice Starling first appeared onscreen in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs; the 2001 feature Hannibal followed, and the CBS series Clarice debuts this week.
Japanese Animator Gets Four Months In Prison For Driving Without A License
Japanese Animator Gets Four Months In Prison For Driving Without A License
This week at a Tokyo District Court, Animator Shiro Kudaka has been sentenced to four months in prison for driving without a license and violating Japan’s Road Traffic Act. Read more...
What We Loved About Hitman 3
What We Loved About Hitman 3
If there’s one thing Kotaku can’t get enough of, it’s Hitman 3.
Decades Later, Sailor Saturn's Transformation Scene Appears In Anime
Decades Later, Sailor Saturn's Transformation Scene Appears In Anime
For well over two decades, we haven’t seen the henshin shiin (変身シーン) or “transformation scene” from Sailor Moon’s Sailor Saturn in an anime.
I Want IO's Upcoming 007 Game To Be Just Like Hitman's Train Level
I Want IO's Upcoming 007 Game To Be Just Like Hitman's Train Level
The final level of Hitman 3 is an exciting and aggressive fight that moves across the length of a long cargo train filled with bad guys and guns.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Is Dumb Fun ‘90s Me Would Have Loved
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Is Dumb Fun ‘90s Me Would Have Loved
A man walks into a room filled with armed employees of an evil corporation that profits off harming the planet.
Black Panther: Sins of the King Writer Geoff Thorne Wants to Ask the Tough Questions
Black Panther: Sins of the King Writer Geoff Thorne Wants to Ask the Tough Questions
Though we’re still a long ways out from Ryan Coogler’s follow up to the first Black Panther movie and the recently-announced Wakanda series heading to Disney+, there’s quite a bit going on with T’Challa in the broader landscape of Marvel stories about mortals stepping up to the plate to become heroes and more.
Guy Goes On Super Nintendo World's Rides, Films Them
Guy Goes On Super Nintendo World's Rides, Films Them
Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World was supposed to open in Japan this week before being indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
Do Not Touch The Mako!
Do Not Touch The Mako!
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be out May 14th, and amid the myriad of emotions I am feeling right now, one tidbit of information gives me pause.
Where To Find Every Banana In Hitman 3
Where To Find Every Banana In Hitman 3
Hitman 3 is b-a-n-a-n-a-s. IO Interactive’s latest stealth game puts you in the spit-shined oxfords of international assassin Agent 47 and tasks you with eliminating various well-protected targets.
Animated Fantasy Cryptozoo Finds Beauty in the Truly Strange
Animated Fantasy Cryptozoo Finds Beauty in the Truly Strange
In a world where cryptids are real but misunderstood, a trio of women (one of whom happens to be a Gorgon) join forces to protect the strange beasts that lurk among us.
Turns Out a Lot of People Streamed Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max
Turns Out a Lot of People Streamed Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max
Recently, we reported on the Nielsen streaming numbers for the end of December, which included a big success story for Disney’s release Soul.
Hitman Player Tries To Kill Every NPC In One Map With A Single Rubber Ducky
Hitman Player Tries To Kill Every NPC In One Map With A Single Rubber Ducky
Twitch streamer RTGame (meatspace name: Daniel) had a dream: to kill every NPC in a single Hitman level.
I Hope Bowser's Fury Is The Future Of Mario
I Hope Bowser's Fury Is The Future Of Mario
Bundled with the enhanced port of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World coming to the Switch on February 12, Bowser’s Fury is an open-world side-story that pits Mario against the scariest damn Bowser ever.
Hitman Studio’s Project 007 Will Feature A New James Bond
Hitman Studio’s Project 007 Will Feature A New James Bond
When Hitman developer IO Interactive’s James Bond game (working title Project 007) hits the scene, it will do so with an entirely new James Bond, studio head Hakan Abrak told the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (h/t TheGamer). Read more...
Mass Effect 2 Writer Confirms Jack Was Originally Pansexual
Mass Effect 2 Writer Confirms Jack Was Originally Pansexual
During a recent interview with TheGamer, former BioWare writer Brian Kindregan finally confirmed something that everyone who played the game already knew in their bones: Mass Effect 2 crew member Jack was originally pansexual, rather than exclusively romanceable by a male Shephard. Read more...
Capcom Announces Multiplayer Shooter Resident Evil Re:Verse
Capcom Announces Multiplayer Shooter Resident Evil Re:Verse
During today’s Resident Evil showcase, Capcom announced Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer shooter featuring characters from across the franchise. Read more...