Animal Crossing won’t take away your DLC items if you ditch Switch Online
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Animal Crossing won’t take away your DLC items if you ditch Switch Online

Nintendo has clarified some details about the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Happy Home Paradise DLC and how it interacts with Nintendo Online memberships. In a statement sent to Digital Trends, Nintendo of America confirms that players will be able to keep items they earned through the DLC, even if they cancel their Nintendo Switch Read more

All 12 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character reveals ranked
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All 12 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character reveals ranked

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s final fighter has been revealed. Sora from Kingdom Hearts will be the last fighter in the game’s roster, putting years of speculation to bed. It’s a real “end of an era moment,” as it’s unclear when — or if — we’ll get another Super Smash Bros. game. It could be another Read more

The best Nintendo 64 games of all time, according to our readers
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The best Nintendo 64 games of all time, according to our readers

All week long, we’ve been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nintendo 64. We’ve taken a deep dive into the console’s history to figure out why it has so much staying power in our memory, even if it’s not a great system on paper. We’ve spoken to collectors about why they love tracking games down, Read more

Death Stranding feels more at home on PS5 than it did on PS4
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Death Stranding feels more at home on PS5 than it did on PS4

Death Stranding was ahead of its time, though not in the way you’re probably thinking. Usually, that’s an expression reserved for innovation that feels light-years ahead of the competition. In the case of Hideo Kojima’s polarizing “strand” game, I mean that the project quite literally launched before technology could do it full justice. Released in Read more

I wish Deathloop would treat me like a real mastermind
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I wish Deathloop would treat me like a real mastermind

Deathloop is out now, and it’s giving players another reason to hunt down a PlayStation 5. Critics and players alike are obsessed with Arkane Studios’ inventive first-person shooter, which combines the stealth assassinations of Hitman with the supernatural powers of Dishonored, all wrapped in a roguelite time loop premise. Add in some snappy shooting and Read more

Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure
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Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure

Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure MSRP $40.00 “Kena: Bridge of Spirits is as gorgeous and elegantly crafted as a big budget game, making it a statement debut for Ember Lab.” Pros Satisfying exploration Delightful Rot mechanic Tough, but fair battles Elegant complexity curve Gorgeous visuals Cons Frustrating attack patterns Cutscenes stutter On Read more

Lost Judgment review: Yakuza spin-off loses the plot
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Lost Judgment review: Yakuza spin-off loses the plot

Lost Judgment review: Yakuza spin-off loses the plot MSRP $60.00 “Lost Judgment is a mechanically sound Yakuza spin-off, but its convoluted story makes it feel like a TV show that’s gone on a few seasons too long.” Pros Polished Yakuza gameplay Faster combat Wholesome side stories Tons of activities Cons Simplified investigation Uncomfortable plot Lacking Read more

Deathloop review: Live, die, repeat, and look good doing it
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Deathloop review: Live, die, repeat, and look good doing it

Deathloop review: Live, die, repeat, and look good doing it MSRP $60.00 “Deathloop is a tremendously stylish stealth-action game that builds on Arkane’s strengths, even if some of its creative gambles fall flat.” Pros Creative premise Impeccable style Shooting feels excellent Fun powers Lots of customization Cons Obnoxious multiplayer Frustrating roguelite systems Laughable A.I. Every Read more

Here’s what we’re playing on National Video Game Day
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Here’s what we’re playing on National Video Game Day

While it might always feel like “Video Game Day” for some players, today is actually National Video Game Day (not to be confused with National Game Day, which happens in July and extends to all types of games). If you needed a reason to pick up a PlayStation controller today and spend some quality time Read more

Please don’t let Insomniac turn into Marvel’s video game studio
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Please don’t let Insomniac turn into Marvel’s video game studio

Sony’s September PlayStation Showcase was one to remember … or at least the last 10 minutes of it were. While the first 30 minutes of the digital show revolved around new trailers for upcoming games, the final stretch was more about grand reveals. In particular, Insomniac Games stole the show by delivering its two biggest Read more