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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson today at 01:13. 7 comments

Bonkers New Indie Game Lets You Mash Up Different Genres

Bonkers New Indie Game Lets You Mash Up Different Genres

Supermash is a game about mashing up video game genres, and it’s coming to the Switch in May 2020. I’m psyched y’all.

I know I’ve had daydreams about gameplay mechanic crossovers I’d love to see. Just a second ago, Kotaku managing editor Maddy Myers and I were talking about how dope it would be if Metroid got rhythm game spin off, like Zelda did with Cadence Of Hyrule. I don’t know if...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler today at 01:06. 9 comments

Sports Story Is Golf Story Except With Lots More Sports

Sports Story Is Golf Story Except With Lots More Sports

Just announced during Nintendo’s Indie World showcase this morning, Sports Story is a sequel to Golf Story, the 2017 golf RPG that was a breakout indie hit on Switch . It’s coming in mid-2020 and will launch exclusively on Switch.

Not only are we talking about more sports, we’re talking about a mashup of every sport. Use a golf club to hit a baseball into a soccer goal? Why not?

Golf...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday . 1 comments

Minecraft PS4 Players Are Finally Getting The Latest Version The Game And Cross-Play

Minecraft PS4 Players Are Finally Getting The Latest Version The Game And Cross-Play

At long last, Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition, the latest version of the game, is coming to PS4. PS4 players who couldn’t play with their friends on other platforms, as well as being barred from Microsoft’s latest version of the game, will be brought back into the fold on December 10.

Previously, Minecraft players on PS4 were stuck on the legacy version of the game running on an older engine....

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Dec 09, 2019 at 05:30. 3 comments

The Week In Games: Giant Robots!

The Week In Games: Giant Robots!

MechWarrior 5 headlines a week filled with smaller games and ports. I know a lot of folks are pumped for MechWarrior 5 and I hope it’s great!

I never played any of the MechWarrior games, but I did play a lot of MechAssault on Xbox. I also remember watching people playing MechWarrior 4 on G4, which was one of my very first experiences with televised esports. I found a clip of the show on...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Dec 06, 2019 at 21:31. 5 comments

Cult Classic Game Where You Can Raise A Princess Of Hell Coming To Switch

Cult Classic Game Where You Can Raise A Princess Of Hell Coming To Switch

Child raising simulator Princess Maker 3 is coming to Switch on December 23, and—no, wait, come back! I promise it’s cool.

In Princess Maker 3, you schedule out your daughter’s time between various school and work activities to raise her skills. You can also take her on adventures, which are basic RPG sequences where your daughter can explore and fight monsters. After playing a lot of its...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Dec 06, 2019 at 04:30. 13 comments

In Defense Of Hop, The Unlucky Pokémon Rival

In Defense Of Hop, The Unlucky Pokémon Rival

I will not hear any more slander about Hop, your rival in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Your rivals in the more recent Pokémon games have trended more towards “childhood pal” than the “bigtime assholes” you had to trounce in the older ones. I have strong memories of wanting to just beat the shit out of Blue from Red and Blue because he was such a nonstop jerk, and I’ll still kick his ass if I see...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Dec 04, 2019 at 04:00. 14 comments

Let Me Choose My Own Pokémon Uniform You Cowards

Let Me Choose My Own Pokémon Uniform You Cowards

At the Gyms in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you can buy cool, alternate uniforms for your little Pokémon Trainer. You’ll win the uniforms of Gym Leaders you defeat as well. You won’t be able to wear them to Gym Battles, though, and that’s bullshit.

Look at how cool this Poison Type Gym Uniform is:

I would wear this every day in real life. Those socks are tight as hell and that color combination...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Dec 03, 2019 at 02:00. 14 comments

Let’s Hear It For Controllers That Glow Just Because They Can

Let’s Hear It For Controllers That Glow Just Because They Can

This is PDP’s $50 Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller for the Nintendo Switch. I have many third-party game pads for the Nintendo Switch, with all sorts of special features. While the Afterglow has a couple of neat customization features, its main draw is glowing. That’s why I am using it. Glowing is great.

Many PC peripherals glow. PC hardware and accessory maker Razer has made glowing one...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Dec 03, 2019 at 01:06. 8 comments

The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2019

The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2019
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2019 was the year of the Switch.

Wii U is so far in the rear view mirror now that it all just feels like a bad dream. 2019 was the year that Nintendo proved that its console, a true hybrid machine that works just as well as a TV-based player as it does a...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 28, 2019. 14 comments

Buyer Beware: Nintendo's Black Friday Switch Bundle Is The Old, Low-Battery Model

Buyer Beware: Nintendo's Black Friday Switch Bundle Is The Old, Low-Battery Model

Some Black Friday Switch Bundles Include Older Versions Of The Console With Worse Battery Life

There’s a $300 Switch bundle that includes a digital version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on sale this Black Friday at a lot of stores. It would be a solid deal, but there’s a catch: The bundle includes the original model of the Switch, with much worse battery life than the other ones currently on shelves.

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Nov 26, 2019.

The First 80 Minutes of Mable And The Wood

The First 80 Minutes of Mable And The Wood

I finally got around to playing Mable & The Wood this week and I decided to stream the first 80 minutes on our Twitch channel earlier. Here’s the archive in case you missed it. Follow us on Twitch for more streams too!

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Nov 25, 2019. 13 comments

The Week In Games: 20 Nights At Freddy's

The Week In Games: 20 Nights At Freddy's

November is almost over and the month is leaving with a final, quiet week. Not much releasing this month. But for fans of the Five Nights At Freddy’s games, I’ve got good news. The first four games in the popular horror franchise are arriving on Switch this week.

The release of these FNAF games on Switch is strange. They are on the Nintendo Eshop’s coming soon section, but sites originally...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 23, 2019. 2 comments

The Touryst Is A Simple But Endearing Puzzle Game On Switch

The Touryst Is A Simple But Endearing Puzzle Game On Switch

Every clubby beach bar I’ve ever been to has a sign outside with a strict dress code. No shoes? No collared shirt? No overpriced drinks for you! Inevitably there is some Jersey Shore casting-call hopeful in violation of these commandments being told to get lost by an exhausted bouncer. In The Touryst, a puzzle adventure game released yesterday on Switch, this sad slob is me.

There’s a club on...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 22, 2019. 7 comments

Pokémon Jobs Are Kind Of Messed Up

Pokémon Jobs Are Kind Of Messed Up

There is so much dumb bullshit in the Pokémon universe that is not explained and will never be explaned. What’s it like inside a Poké Ball? Do people eat Pokémon? These are questions that, when we have asked the developers, they have been unable to answer. Not helping are a new addition to Sword and Shield, Poké Jobs.

Mechanically, Poké Jobs are just a good way to level up Pokémon if you...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Nov 18, 2019. 11 comments

The Week In Games: Shenmu3

The Week In Games: Shenmu3

The impossible is happening. After years and years and years of waiting, Shenmue III is finally, actually, for real coming out this week. Wild times we live in.

I have zero interest in Shenmue III, but I am so happy that it will be released. The first and second games always seemed like important games to a lot of folks and now they finally get the third game after over a decade of waiting....

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 15, 2019. 18 comments

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Which To Buy?

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Which To Buy?

While I’ve been spending a lot of time with Pokémon Shield, Natalie Degraffinried has been exploring Pokémon Sword. As is tradition for Pokémon, each version of this game has exclusive Pokémon, and this one has some version-exclusive gym leaders as well. We sat down to talk about what’s different between each version.

While choosing a Pokémon game will ultimately come down to personal...

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Nov 14, 2019. 5 comments

I Think I've Been Bullied Into Getting A Pokémon Game

I Think I've Been Bullied Into Getting A Pokémon Game

For most of my life, I have not played Pokémon games, and I’ve been fine with that. Like a lot of people my age, I was swept up in Pokémania and loved Red/Blue and later, Gold/Silver, but after that, I just sort of moved on. Pokémon was my gateway to the wider world of Japanese role-playing games like Final Fantasy, and I kept branching out with very little desire to return. But for the first...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 13, 2019. 24 comments

Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Kotaku Review

Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Kotaku Review

Roughly 10 hours into Pokémon Shield, I stepped into a stadium packed with screaming fans to face off against ghost-type gym leader Allister, a shy and awkward mask-wearing kid. I reliably made it through three of the four Pokémon on his team before getting my shit completely wrecked by his last monster. Even without Dynamaxing, that monster was destroying every Pokémon on my team. I tried to...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Nov 13, 2019. 18 comments

People Are Putting Mai Shiranui In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

People Are Putting Mai Shiranui In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Since Nintendo isn’t including King of Fighters character Mai Shiranui in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans have started adding Mai any way they can.

As previously reported , director Masahiro Sakurai said...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Nov 13, 2019. 1 comments

Playing The Stretchers In Co-Op Is Stumbly, Fumbly Fun

Playing The Stretchers In Co-Op Is Stumbly, Fumbly Fun

I played the surprise co-op game for Switch, The Stretchers, earlier with Stephen. Check out the video above and follow us on Twitch for more streams!

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