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Ranking all 8 Gym Tests in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Previous generations of Pokémon games had players fighting through enemy trainers while solving little puzzles before reaching the Gym Leader. Then rinse and repeat eight times before unlocking the finale....Read More

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

Available On: PC (Steam, GOG) Oaken is a roguelike card battler that focuses more on troop management and positioning rather than deck construction. The Oaken kingdom has been infected with evil...Read More

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