The Most Popular Pokemon, As Determined By A Big Reddit Survey

The Pokemon series may have begun with only 151 monsters, but there are now more than 800 species of Pokemon to date, and that number will only grow with the impending release of Pokemon Sword and Shield for Switch later this year. The sheer variety of monsters in the series has birthed the adage “every Pokemon is someone’s favorite,” and […]

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New Fan Trailer Teases The End Of Pokémon

After 22 seasons of the anime and 18 movies, Pokémon fans finally tease the end of Ash Ketchum’s story, and it is disturbing. In a fan-trailer from YouTube channel Octopie – produced by the Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar – Pikachu has died, leaving Ash with nothing but hatred for the violence of Pokémon battles. He dons a Pikachu mask and becomes […]

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That Breath of the Wild anime ‘clone’ actually looks impressive

When Genshin Impact was shown off at E3 2019, some onlookers were quick to paint it as a Breath of the Wild clone. In some ways, that’s an accurate assessment: The game definitely takes after Nintendo’s genre-defying open-world adventure. But Genshin Impact also appears to throw some of its own flavor into the mix. Genshin Impact is currently undergoing a […]

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The making of Samurai Shodown (2019)

They’re calling this the year of the samurai. And why shouldn’t they? The team at SNK Corporation has spent the last several years working to revive the venerable Samurai Shodown series, and the new entry finally launches this month — with an anthology of Samurai Shodown classics on the way in the fall. Evo, the world’s biggest annual fighting game […]

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Sonic Team Says 2021 Is The "Next Big Year" For Sonic

At South By Southwest earlier this year, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka spilled the news that the next mainline Sonic the Hedgehog game was in development. I met up with Iizuka at E3 last week and asked about the future of the franchise. When I ask directly about the game mentioned at the South By Southwest panel, he’s evasive, saying […]

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And now, for the best video game trailer of the year (so far)

My Friend Pedro is out Thursday for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. You can’t play the side-scrolling action game yet, but you can watch this fantastic launch trailer that celebrates the occasion. It’s the best trailer for a video game I’ve seen all year. Yes, there’s no gameplay. But the action in the trailer seems to be heavily based on […]

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Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Is More Modern Than You Think

Playtonic Games’ stable of veteran developers made its debut two years ago with Yooka-Laylee, a faithful spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Since Playtonic consists of many former Rare employees who created Banjo-Kazooie, the team effectively captured what many fans loved about that series. Now, that same team, which also features former members of the studio behind the original Donkey Kong Country games, is […]

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