Everything we know about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region looks like it might be an island or a peninsula, modeled after the Iberian Peninsula, which is largely made up of Spain and Portugal. The Pokémon Company revealed a colorful, top-down map of the region during its Pokémon Presents broadcast on Wednesday — the...

In Time Flies, life is meaningless, do what you can before death takes you

One of the weirder games revealed during this year’s Summer Game Fest was undoubtedly Time Flies. On its surface, it appears to be a modest time-management game where you explore a house and try to complete as many goals as you can before dying. Each run lasts between one and...

New Mario Kart 8 DLC fixes Coconut Mall’s stalled Shy Guys

The second wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pass downloadable content is here, bringing eight fresh tracks to the Nintendo Switch game, including one that’s (technically) brand-new: Sky-High Sundae. But Mario Kart 8 fans will be happy to hear about another change ushered in by Thursday’s DLC drop...

SNK brings a pair of obscure Mega Man games to Switch

Capcom and SNK are in a race, it seems, to see who can be the first to release every one of their classic games on modern platforms. Which has led to some great stuff, even if it occasionally gets a bit silly. In Thursday’s version of that, SNK announced that...

Hitman 3’s new pirate map has a Monkey Island Easter egg

Monkey Island’s long-awaited sequel is set for release later this year, but Agent 47 and the Hitman series are celebrating its return a little early with a new Easter egg. In Hitman 3’s latest map, Pirate Island, players can find a sly nod to the series hidden in the environment,...

Yoshi’s Island is the Super Mario series’ loveliest detour

Did you know that in one of the best platform games ever to grace the Super Mario series, Mario can’t jump — or, for that matter, run or talk? Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island is a curio, even by the standards of a series that had previously seen an...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new DLC includes a twist: a brand-new track

The next batch of courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pass is coming to the Nintendo Switch game on Aug. 4, with remasters of classic Mario Kart tracks spanning from the original Super Mario Kart to mobile game Mario Kart Tour. But wave 2 of the Booster Course...

Citizen Sleeper’s first DLC recontextualizes the RPG’s tough decisions

If you loved Citizen Sleeper, the text-heavy sci-fi RPG, then the game’s new free DLC, Episode One: Flux, will be a welcome addition; it adds tough new story decisions while also deepening the well of wonderful world-building and vivid characters. But it’s also a great excuse to start this melancholic...

Analogue Pocket gets a long-awaited update — here’s what is and isn’t included

A full half year after its intended January release date, a beta for the highly anticipated 1.1 release of the operating system that powers the Analogue Pocket is finally out. While it comes with support for additional controllers while docked, the Memories feature which stores savestates, and the openFPGA feature...