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5 things we love (and 4 we don’t) about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are finally here, the tenth generation and the first truly open world Pokémon games. There’s a lot of exciting new features for newcomers and veterans. But...Read More

4 things we love about Temtem

Temtem is a dream game for many long-time Pokémon fans: embracing online multiplayer while providing a deeper and more satisfying battle system. We didn’t quite fall in love with it...Read More

I can’t stop playing Disney Mirrorverse

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Marvel Snap is a faster, better Smash Up

Marvel Snap is a free-to-play, digital card game designed for mobile devices, currently in closed beta testing. After spending two weeks in the beta, I’m loving its fast-pace, easy (yet...Read More

Oaken Early Access Preview: Slay the Spire with hex-grid combat

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7 things we love about Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus shakes up the classic monster-catching formula in exciting new ways. We’ve highlighted seven reasons why Arceus is one of our favorite Pokémon games in years. Old World...Read More

Pokémon Unite has a Zapdos problem, here’s how to fix it

Many MOBAs suffer from the snowball problem: one team jumps ahead to a significant lead and stays ahead the entire game, leaving little chance for the opposing team to catch...Read More

Back 4 Blood is a slightly improved Left 4 Dead, and that’s great

Back 4 Blood is basically the 2.0 version of a 10-year old series. But when that series is Left 4 Dead, you may end up as the best co-op game...Read More