How to crack Wordle: 5-letter words to use first

What’s the best five-letter word to start with when trying to solve the daily Wordle? Some of us have go-to words we rely on to maximize our word-guessing and puzzle-solving skills, and there are some statistically advantageous starting words that feature a variety of commonly used letters. Ideally, you would...

How video games help you play better

The characters in Psychonauts 2 are always talking to me. They offer suggestions, drop hints, and make strong implications. I first noticed these vocal lines, called player nudges, when I was stuck on a platforming puzzle at the beginning of the game — at least, I had thought it was...

Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour: Is Diglett shiny?

Pokémon is about catching ’em all, and in Pokémon Go that means catching every variant, including rare Shiny versions of Pokémon. Every Tuesday in Pokémon Go, players will see a specific Pokémon spawning more frequently during Spotlight Hour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. local time. Spotlight Hour...

Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour: Is Cubchoo shiny?

Pokémon is about catching ’em all, and in Pokémon Go that means catching every variant, including rare Shiny versions of Pokémon. Every Tuesday in Pokémon Go, players will see a specific Pokémon spawning more frequently during Spotlight Hour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. local time. Spotlight Hour...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Toy Day event guide, walkthrough and rewards

Toy Day is Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ version of a gift-giving winter holiday like Christmas, and it features a delightful reindeer named Jingle. There are a handful of event-exclusive rewards that can only be obtained on Toy Day, so you won’t want to miss out. Our ACNH Toy Day event...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter Snowflake DIY recipe guide

During the winter time, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will find special Snowflakes floating around their island to craft with. However, to make DIYs with them, you’ll need to shoot down recipes from balloons. Our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide explains how to catch Snowflakes and includes every Snowflake DIY...

Halo Infinite beginner’s guide, tips, and tricks

Halo Infinite is here, and it’s time to step back into the role of Master Chief. This time, you’ll be exploring the mysterious Zeta Halo in the first open world Halo game. You’ll still be shooting aliens and driving Warthogs, but you’ll also have a lot more freedom to explore...

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players keep finding weird glitches

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched successfully last week, but players have still found a bunch of weird glitches. With fans anticipating a remake of the 2006 games for years, hype and anticipation has put the game all over social media — so its glitches are, too. One of...

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl guides

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are remakes of earlier entries in the Pokémon franchise. In addition to modern visuals, the revamped titles have also received a few quality-of-life upgrades. Whether you’re revisiting the Sinnoh region or this is your first time, our beginner’s guides, gym leader battle strategies,...