Why Some People Are Calling Fire Emblem Fates 'Homophobic'

Last month, Nintendo announced that gay marriage would be included in the strategy game Fire Emblem Fates, a first for a series that has long included straight romantic relationships. This month, many are calling the game “homophobic” and criticising it for allegedly featuring “gay conversion therapy“, all based on a Tumblr translation of the game, which is currently only out in Japan. Yikes! Let’s take a look and try to figure out what’s actually going on.


Live-Action Pokémon Done Right

I know if, for some crazy reason, there is ever a live-action Pokémon movie, the Pocket Monsters will probably all be CG. However, that might not be the best choice.


It's The Final Day Of The 2015 Pokémon US National Championships.

It’s the final day of the 2015 Pokémon US National Championships. While the Trading Card Game champion has already been crowned, the video game competition is kicking off any minute (3PM Eastern, running late). Watch it live here.


Rhythm Heaven: The Best +: The Kotaku Import Preview

Rhythm Heaven: The Best + is the newest game in Nintendo’s long-running Rhythm Heaven music game series. But the moment you boot up Rhythm Heaven: The Best +, you’re confronted by a glaring new addition: Unlike the past three games in the Rhythm Heaven series, The Best + has a plot. The story follows Tepiri, a young creature that has literally fallen from heaven and seeks to return. To do this, he must gain the help of the various wacky creatures of the world below.


Of Course Charizard Is In The Pokémon Fighting Game

What, did you think that everyone’s favourite Pokémon would be left out of Pokken Tournament? As if!


In This JRPG, You Customise Your Party Members

Coming to the 3DS is a classic-style JRPG sequel that features mankind’s war to take back the Earth from dragons.


Pokémon Helped One Student Get Into Japan's Most Elite University

The University of Tokyo is Japan’s most prestigious school and the highest rated university in Asia. To get in, you will needs smarts. Playing Pokémon, says one student, probably won’t hurt either.



Best Buy Is Finally Fixing Its Amiibo Policy

It’s not easy to collect Amiibo — it’s a pain in the arse, really. But maybe things are changing, as Best Buy announced some surprisingly reasonable policies for its exclusive, Dark Pit.


Nintendo Is Revamping Miiverse

Nintendo is giving the Miiverse, its social network for the 3DS and Wii U, a much-needed redo this year, the company just revealed. The redesign promises a number of easier ways to document and share your gaming experience with other Miiverse-goers.