Toem is a video game built entirely around a photo mode

Many big-budget video games come with a dedicated photo mode these days — a tool designed specifically for capturing a game within a single frame. There’s no real standard for photo modes: Most come with zoom and camera movement, but no two are the same, allowing players to take a...

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will preserve the quirks of the originals

A new trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl gave fans plenty of new details on the upcoming remake, including how gameplay features like the Pokétch and Poffin cooking will work in the remakes. The trailer also teased mysterious characters like Cheryl and Riley. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining...

HBO reveals first look at its The Last of Us TV show

HBO shared its first production still of The Last of Us TV show, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, on Sunday. The image shows the duo from the back, each wearing their signature worn backpacks, and staring at a destroyed commercial airplane. Joel is wearing a...

Metroid Dread and the new Switch OLED model are made for each other

Metroid Dread and Nintendo’s new Switch model, which boasts a larger, more vibrant OLED screen, seem made for each other — or at least Nintendo’s latest Metroid game seems intended to showcase what the latest Switch hardware can do. There are moments in the first hour of Metroid Dread where...

Deltarune Chapter 2 offers a brief reprieve in a world that’s still healing

Just an hour into Deltarune Chapter 2, “A Cyber’s World,” the game’s sullen hero, Kris, is negotiating a deal with a monster made of website popups, looking for blue checks (yes, the ones from Twitter), and playing video games with a fighting-game-obsessed, wine-drinking robot Queen whose favorite tagline is “lmao.”...

Nintendo making six-button Genesis controller for Switch — but only in Japan

When Sega Genesis games arrive on Nintendo Switch Online next month, Switch owners in most regions will have to play them with three-button Genesis controllers. Nintendo is producing a six-button version of the Genesis controller — but it will be available exclusively in Japan, Nintendo confirmed to Polygon on Friday....

Netflix announces a new family friendly Witcher series, along with season 3

Netflix has all the attention in the world, but maybe not the IP to contend with the Disney and HBOs of the world. So it’s understandable the company would be pushing hard to expand their most promising franchises. Which is why we’re about to have a ton of Witcher in...

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Sept. 24-28

The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur in the EDZ, standing on a bluff overlooking the Winding Cove. Image:...