Why the Super Mario ‘cum pipe’ was all over Twitter

If you logged onto Twitter this Monday, you may have found yourself bewildered to see the words “the cum pipe” trending on the social media site’s side bar. Don’t know what that arrangement of words means? Good news: I figured it out and can explain it to you. It all started this morning, when a […]

New Mario Kart 8 speedrun makes fans ‘blue yourself’

When it comes to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there’s no greater threat to the crown than an opponent holding a fearsome blue shell. But the latest speedrunning sensation for the Nintendo Switch racing game doesn’t just embrace the blue shell — fans are actively trying to target themselves. The appropriately-named “Blue Yourself” speedrun category has […]

This Bowser’s Fury mod makes the floor lava

Lava is nothing new to Mario fans. The fiery hazard has been in plenty of games, from the original Super Mario Bros. 2D side-scroller to the more recent Super Mario Odyssey. But what if every single level, even the tranquil beaches of Mario’s worlds, had lava everywhere? Thanks to the modding work of Amethyst-szs, you […]

Can we talk about Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Poké Balls for a second?

The new open-world Pokémon game looks like a great direction for the series, but setting it in ye olden times has implications that we need to discuss, too. Namely, what in the world is going on with these proto-Poké Balls present in Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Per the official description, the device pictured above differs from […]

Pokémon Legends Arceus is an open-world adventure in feudal Japan

A new open world Pokémon game, Pokémon Legends Arceus, is coming to Nintendo Switch in early 2022, according to a Pokémon Presents stream on Friday morning. The gameplay trailer showed a trainer being presented with three starter Pokémon from a variety of regions: Rowlet from Alola, Cyndaquil from Johto, and Oshawott from Unova. The game […]

Animal Crossing’s Sanrio items and villagers are perfect

OK, Nintendo announced in January that it’d re-release its Sanrio and Animal Crossing crossover pack, but the company just showed off exactly how good the cards are. On Twitter and YouTube Thursday, Nintendo posted a two-minute video that showcases all the new additions the Sanrio cards will bring to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. “From Hello […]

Analogue says it’s making more Pockets — and going after bots and resellers

When high-end console maker Analogue opened up pre-orders for its beautiful Game Boy-inspired handheld, Pocket, the portable sold out almost instantly. The $199.99 device, which plays Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and Sega Game Gear games in addition to multiple generations of Game Boy titles, was highly coveted but in short supply. People who […]

Ninja Gaiden trilogy coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden trilogy — the modern incarnation that stars master ninja Ryu Hayabusa — is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox One on June 10. Publisher Koei Tecmo revealed the Ninja Gaiden collection during a Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday. The Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will include […]

Pillars of Eternity’s Switch port won’t be getting any better

Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment’s epic role-playing game first released in 2015, won’t be patched further on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, the publisher says that it can’t be improved further due to the limitations of the hybrid console’s design. The announcement was made Tuesday on Twitter. Originally funded with nearly $4 million on Kickstarter, […]