The 30 best couch co-op games for Nintendo Switch

There’s a lot to love about the Nintendo Switch, not least of which is the abundance of titles with local multiplayer features, making it a great console for game night with friends or a casual play session with a roommate. We’ve collected some of our favorite titles that allow for...

Pokémon says ‘cheugy’ in 2022, causing mass confusion

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s English-language localizers are clearly hip to a bunch of online terminology, and some players who aren’t terminally online are confused. One instance in particular is creating amusement and bewilderment among Pokémon fans: Director Clavell, who runs the Paldean region academy, asks, “What does ‘cheugy’ mean?” Well,...

Here’s what Fire Emblem Engage’s Emblem powers can do for you

Fire Emblem Engage will launch a little more than two months from now. So far, fans of the turn-based tactical RPG don’t have much to go on, apart from the game’s announcement trailer in September, and a story setup from last week, which revealed that heroes from past games will...

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s bugs are the funniest part of the game

You might have already heard: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have a few bugs in them. The issues vary from pop-in to clipping to frame rate issues. Pokémon clip through the ground. The games’ frame rates are so low that background character movements look like elementary flip-book animations. These examples are...

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have condemned us all to wearing a school uniform

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet expand on the world of Pokémon in so many ways. The games are set in the giant, sprawling world of Paldea, one of the biggest regions the franchise has ever featured. The games also widen the core adventure by providing players with alternate routes in addition...

How Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s multiplayer works (and doesn’t)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s online multiplayer component is a little confusing and weird. It may seem like you’re traveling to another player’s version of Paldea, but that isn’t fully the case. All of the multiplayer features — including, trading, playing with your friends, and completing Tera Raid Battles — can...

Which Pokémon Scarlet/Violet starter is the best?

Pokémon Violet and Scarlet brings back the most important Pokémon question: Which starter should I pick? Between how adorable Sprigatito, Quaxly, and Fuecoco all are, it’s hard to make a call. Our Pokémon Violet and Scarlet starter guide will break down some facts to help you make a decision. Sprigatito...

Scarlet and Violet are a step back for Pokémon’s open-world era

For all of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s stumbles in their attempts to usher the series into a new chapter, the most glaring among them is that a more convincing, ultimately superior blueprint was already laid for the series’ future 10 months ago with the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Arceus...

Fortnite’s new update proves that the rats actually do run this city

Fortnite’s latest 22.40 update hits Tuesday, as part of the ongoing Season 4 event called Paradise. And it looks like developers will be releasing skins and cosmetic items themed around the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also, very importantly, rats. Fortnite news Twitter account Hypex shared an image showing a...