What Nintendo’s latest gaming success says about Switch’s enduring appeal

Nintendo Thursday announced that sales of new games in Pokemon’s newest mainline entries, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, for the Switch console had surpassed 10 million in three days since their global launch on November 18. That’s the highest figure for a game’s debut in Nintendo’s history, setting a new record for the Kyoto-based Japanese … Read more

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gets Massive New Overview Trailer

Hard as it might be to believe, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is set to release on Nintendo Switch at the end of this week. In celebration of the ninth Pokemon generation, Nintendo has released an overview trailer that should give viewers an idea of ​​what to expect from the game. At more than five minutes … Read more

Sonic Frontiers Reveals Epic New Trailer

sonic frontiers is just a few days away, and Sega has dropped yet another new trailer to build hype for the game. Lasting nearly two minutes, the “Showdown” trailer features a mix of cut scenes and PC gameplay. It’s a really strong highlight reel, showing the game’s open zone areas, while also putting a focus … Read more

What is ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared?’ The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture

It’s hard to truly understand what younger people are into these days, Because the relentless algorithms that shape our culture have divided us all into ever smaller, ever more insular groups. But on the bright side, that same alienation can provide entertainment that previous generations could never have imagined. Like Don’t Hug Me I’m Scaredand … Read more

Rumour: Possible First Look At Mario’s Movie Face Appears Online

Image: NintendoLife Later this week, Nintendo will be treating us to a very special Direct presentation focused on the new Super Mario Bros. Movie, where we’ll be feasting our eager eyes on the debut trailer for the upcoming film. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of what it will look like via a pretty hectic teaser … Read more

YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt’s Mario Real With Unreal Engine

It’s a him, Chris Pratt. screenshot: Re-Imagined Games / Kotaku It feels like it was only yesterday when Shigeru Miyamoto pulled the goomba rug out from under our collective gamer asses with the surprise announcement of the bizarre Hollywood cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. While the casting of Chris Pratt in the … Read more

Latest Theme Park News From Disney, Universal Studios, and More

We’ve already had our laughs at that $5,000 Camtono drink available on the cruise—but what about all the other drinks you can order in the new Star Wars-themed bar aboard the Disney Wish? Disney Parks shared with io9 a preview of the menu: Cocktails: Batoo | SpireSunset: Grown on the sides of the planet’s petrified … Read more

The Best Sites and Apps to Track Your Books, Movies, Music, and Video Games

photo: Christian Bertrand (Shutterstock) This week in the Guardian, writer Rachel Sigee pondered the question of why so many of us frequent sites like Goodreads and Letterboxd to log our media consumption, and came up with an answer that seems obvious in retrospect: It’s dopamine. Yes, the same addictive brain chemicals that cause our neurons … Read more

Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won’t Offend Italians

Ask 100 random people who this man is and 99 will probably say Chris Evans.photo: Valerie Macon (Getty Images) Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is apparently under the assumption that his studio is being criticized for casting Chris Pratt as the eponymous plumber in its upcoming Mario movie due to concerns about Italian representation and not … Read more

Morbius Returns To Theaters Because Of All The Memes

picture: Sony / Marvel / Kotaku / Andrey_Kuzmin (Shutterstock) For the past few months, a lot of people have been sharing memes connected to terrible superhero film Morbius, which stars noted method actor Jared Leto as a living vampire guy or something…look, I’ve not seen the film, okay? Anyway, all these memes, jokes, and online … Read more