Peach looks perfectly petty in Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League is like a nonstop party of surprising and hilarious character moments. Whether it’s Wario butt-slamming a soccer ball so hard it explodes out toward the goal or a group of five Toads celebrating a goal with an airplane run, the soccer game manages to pack a...

The Summer Game Fest and Not-E3 2022 schedule

Just because E3 2022 isn’t happening officially doesn’t mean game developers and publishers are skipping out on a summer full of announcements. Microsoft, Capcom, Netflix, Devolver Digital, and many others have stepped in to fill the void, with the Geoff Keighley-led Summer Game Fest kicking off a week of livestreaming...

Mario Strikers: Battle League makes me love Mario and his friends all over again

Mario Strikers: Battle League could have just been another title in a long series of Mario sports games. It could have rehashed mechanics from previous Strikers games, and then called it a day. But between and throughout matches, the characters flaunt something not present in every Mario game: their personalities....

Capcom announces digital showcase for June 13

Capcom will host a livestream event on Monday, June 13, called the Capcom Showcase, where the company promises to offer new details on upcoming and announced games. The 35-minute showcase kicks off Monday at 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT and will be streamed on Capcom’s Twitch and YouTube channels The...

Sonic fans plead with Sega to delay Sonic Frontiers after two meh trailers

Well, it worked for the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Will it help Sonic Frontiers? The weekend after Sonic Frontiers got its first gameplay reveal, the hashtag #DelaySonicFrontiers was trending on social media. Much like the social media backlash that followed the reveal of Sonic’s original design for the 2020...

Fortnite Chapter 3 season 3 brings Darth Vader and the return of Ballers

Now that the Fortnite Chapter 3 season 2’s Collision event is over, a new season has begun. Chapter 3 season 3, which is called “Vibin’,” starts Sunday with a brand-new battle pass and familiar mechanics returning from the vault. The new battle pass features tons of neat original designs, but...

Warhammer 40K gets a delightfully retro Doom clone called Boltgun

Warhammer 40,000 is going retro in a new, Doom-esque, ’90s-inspired first-person shooter, called Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, which is coming to consoles and PC in 2023. Games Workshop and Auroch Digital announced their new Space Marine “boomer shooter” on Wednesday at the Warhammer Skulls showcase, revealing a nostalgia-infused trailer for Boltgun....

Sonic Frontiers gameplay shows a strangely empty open world

We got our first real eyeful of the gameplay in Sega’s next 3D mainline Sonic game, Sonic Frontiers, on Wednesday. A new seven-minute video reveals the island setting and its open world, as well as how Sonic will get around it. The video shows Sonic running fast (shocker), grinding on...

Monster Hunter’s Sunbreak expansion is a tonal shift from Rise

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is the upcoming expansion to Monster Hunter Rise, last year’s Nintendo Switch-only Monster Hunter game that came to PC in early 2022. It promises new monsters to fight, new companions to battle with, an expansion to Rise’s Switch Skill system, and more high-flying adventures with the...

Pokémon fans are going wild for Smoliv, the darndest little guy

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will introduce a ninth generation of pocket monsters for players to fall in love with, and I’ve already chosen my favorite: Smoliv, who’s just a little guy. Smoliv is a grass/normal type Pokémon who was revealed during Wednesday’s Pokémon presentation, and fans already find him extremely...