We are getting to the end of the year, but games are still being released in the weeks before Christmas, presumably in the hopes of you purchasing them for Christmas.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has it all, and whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie coming in blind, "it all" is a lot. Every fighter from every prior Smash game is available, plus over 100 stages, a lot of wily items, a slew of quality-of-life updates and a somewhat perplexing collectables system called "Spirits." Here's how to get the most out of Smash Ultimate, which is, in my opinion, the best Smash game yet.
Now that Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally here, and I've gotten over being shook by it, I asked our resident Smash Bros. expert Cecilia D'Anastasio to give me a quick rundown of the new characters and their new movesets.
There are plenty of great Switch games you can play on the go - but some are much, much better suited for journeys in cramped spaces than others. If you've just grabbed a Switch recently, or you're staring down the barrel of a long haul flight soon, here's some recommendations that will help you pass the time the best.
Paw Patrol: On A Roll is a capable, kid-friendly platform game. Heroic hounds of every rescue discipline travel left to right, collecting items and using their special skills to save humans and animals in peril. It’s fun, but after a dozen missions, its endless instruction repetition and a lack of equal puppy representation frustrates even the most hyper-focused seven-year-old.
It's Pokemon Let's Go launch day, and trainers around the world are setting off on a new adventure through Kanto with their partner Pokemon. That is, unless they can't decide between the Eevee and Pikachu versions of the game. We're here to help. You should definitely choose Eevee. Or maybe Pikachu.
On September 20 Steve Sinclair, Digital Extremes' creative director, tweeted out that its third-person shooter MMO Warframe had just gotten faster, decreasing latency by one millisecond to be precise. That was thanks to the work of Panic Button, an outside studio that in the last few years has focused on porting other companies' games (Rocket League, Wolfenstein II) to the Nintendo Switch. Panic Button has spent the last nine months helping Digital Extremes do the same for Warframe, making small improvements along the way that ended up benefiting the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC as well as Switch.