Pokémon Sword and Shield turns Zapdos into a legendary dork

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra introduces the Galarian version of the old-school legendary birds, Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno. In a triumph, Game Freak has captured the magic of tracking down these creatures from the original games. But once you have Zapdos, you come to find out that the thunder-based bird is a little different from his more majestic brethren. […]

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Animal Crossing fans are making run-down islands on purpose

The train doesn’t stop by Bangtan anymore. Once a bustling metropolis, the island now resembles more of an unkempt graveyard. Dreams of industry wealth have been replaced with fog, rusted tin roofs, and broken-down windows. At least, this is the story that Animal Crossing: New Horizons player forbiddenforest tells on Instagram, where she sometimes uploads evocative images of her island, […]

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New Pokémon character immediately crowned gay icon by fans

Fans enjoying the Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, have undoubtedly met Peony, a new character who gives the player advice on capturing legendary monsters. If he looks familiar, that’s because — surprise — Peony is related to Chairman Rose from the main game. Folks have latched on to Peony partially because he’s a rebellious character who at […]

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Disc Room is the ‘pizza Margherita’ of video games

At first glance, Disc Room appears to be super simple: a room, some discs, and a playable character to dart in and around those first two. But there’s so much more beyond that initial first glance. Somehow, these three ingredients work together in a way that creates a video game with a lot of depth. “It’s room with saw blades,” […]

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How To Access The Crown Tundra DLC In Pokemon Sword And Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion has finally arrived. Like The Isle of Armor expansion, this DLC introduces a wealth of additional Pokemon and content to the games, including a brand-new area to explore: the eponymous Crown Tundra, an arctic region featuring its own storyline, cast, and wild Pokemon to catch. As was the case with the Isle of […]

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Apex Legends Halloween Event Now Live, Adds Shadow Royale Mode And Wallrunning

Apex Legends’ inaugural Halloween event Fight or Fright was a big success last year, particularly its zombie-themed limited-time mode Shadowfall, which turned killed players into zombie-like Shadows. Fight or Fright is now back–lasting until November 3–and it’s got a new Shadow-themed mode that changes things up significantly. Plus, it adds several new limited-time rewards, including brand-new Halloween-themed epic and legendary […]

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Apex Legends Fight Or Fright: Every New Halloween-Themed Skin

The Apex Legends Fight or Fright event is back. The Halloween-themed event brings back the Shadow Games (Revenant’s twisted version of the Apex Games), but instead of Shadowfall, this year’s limited-time event is Shadow Royale. Fight or Fright also adds a few rare, epic, and legendary skins–some that you can only buy and others that you can earn. If you […]

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Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Preorder Details

Kingdom Hearts fans have plenty to be happy about; Kingdom Hearts 3 finally released last year, and a follow-up expansion came out earlier this year. The good times are set to continue with Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The rhythm-action game is available to preorder now at multiple retailers. Kingdom […]

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