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TodayMon, 18th Nov 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Gen 8 New Pokémon List - Full Galar Pokédex Including Returning Pokémon

    All the new Generation 8 Pokémon and returners in Sword and Shield

    It has arrived! Pokémon Sword and Shield, the latest in the mainline Pokémon series and our introduction to a entirely new generation of Pocket Monsters, is finally here. Gen 8 features a totally new roster of Pokémon and we've collected the full list of Gen 8 Pokémon below for...

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    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Pokedex
  • News This Official Switch Lite Flip Cover Looks Perfect For Keeping Your Console Safe

    Update: Confirmed for UK, AUS and now North America

    Update (18th Nov, 14:45): Already confirmed for other parts of the world, we've now had word that the stylish Switch Lite Flip Cover is coming to North America on December 8th, with a retail price of $39.99. Update (3rd Sep, 10:45): Great news, folks! The official Switch Lite Flip Cover has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Gallery Casio Celebrates 25 Years Of Baby-G With This Amazing Pokémon Watch

    Complete with a hidden Pikachu!

    As one of gaming's leading franchises, it's no surprise that Pokémon has enjoyed some eye-catching crossover collaborations over the years – and now we've got another. To mark the 25th anniversary of its Baby-G watch range, Casio has created a limited edition watch which focuses on the 25th Pokémon in the...

    • Gallery
    • Pokemon
    • Casio
    • Merchandise
  • News Axed Pokémon Are Being Added To Sword And Shield By Industrious Modders

    Where there's a will...

    As we're all painfully aware by now, Pokémon Sword and Shield does not include a complete National Pokédex, and a great many veteran 'mon have been left out of the game. However, where there's a will, there's a way, and modders are already hard at work filling in the gaps where they can. Twitter user SciresM has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Luigi Almost Looked Very Different In Super Mario Odyssey

    "We considered a drastic costume change for Luigi"

    Luigi has long since moved on from being a palette-swapped second player to a fully-fledged hero in his own right – heck, he even has his own series of video games these days – but he sadly isn't a playable choice in Super Mario Odyssey, the most recent mainline Mario title. However, while he m

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Luigi
    • Super Mario
  • News Jeff Kaplan Answers Which Nintendo Character He'd Most Like To See In Overwatch 2

    A link between franchises

    In a recent quick-fire video interview with Overwatch's Game Director Jeff Kaplan, Game Informer asked the Blizzard VP not only which Overwatch character he'd love to see join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster (which

    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News A Sonic Mania-Style 'Drop Dash' Almost Made It Into Sonic 3

    New Sonic 3 prototype surfaces

    One of Sonic Mania's most unique gameplay features was the addition of a 'drop dash' move which allows characters to roll into a wrecking ball the moment they hit the ground – but it turns out we almost had this move in Sonic 3, which was released decades earlier. A prototype version of the third Sonic game has...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News PlayStation Is Taking Part In A Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Yes, you read that correctly

    Japanese magazine Famitsu is holding a special 'corporate' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on November 22nd which involves some pretty notable companies – and the list of firms featured has thrown up a rather big surprise. Contesting the tournament alongside companies such as Sun-Star, Sugiko and Plaza is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • PlayStation
    • Japan
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Beats Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Claim Number One Spot (UK)

    Second biggest launch for the series in the region

    Pokémon Sword and Shield has enjoyed a massive opening week in the UK sales charts, holding off Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to claim the number one spot – making it the biggest system exclusive game of 2019. Pokémon Sword on its own is the third biggest physical game launch of the year,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • UK

YesterdaySun, 17th Nov 2019

  • Random Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Are Reportedly Experiencing Issues With Their Roku Devices

    Update: Roku working on a fix

    Update - Mon 18th Nov 06:30: Roku has now posted the following message on the Roku subreddit, stating how it is working to resolve the issue (thanks, Digital Trends). We are aware of an issue when using Nintendo Switch and the latest Pokémon game impacting a limited number of Roku devices. We are working diligently...

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    • Pokemon
  • Feature Why You'll Never Get To Play Your Favourite Retro Game On Switch

    Companies really do want your money, but at the right price

    A few weeks ago while scrolling through Twitter, a particular video clip caught our eye. It showed Slipstream, a 1995 F1 arcade game from Capcom. Using Sega’s System 32 board, it was produced in very limited quantities for the Latin American market and never saw wide release. As you can...

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    • Retro
    • Capcom
    • Sega
    • SNK
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Gotta watch it all

    The mainline Pokémon series has finally made the jump to high-definition, so how does it hold up in terms of visuals and performance? The tech experts over the Digital Foundry found Sword and Shield to be a bit of a mixed experience. The texturing is described as being on "the basic side" – with low-resolution texture mapping...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Digital Foundry
  • Reminder Select ACA Neo Geo Fighting Games On The Switch eShop Are Currently 50% Off

    Celebrating the release of Terry Bogard in Smash Ultimate

    Original Story Thu 7th Nov, 2019: At the beginning of yesterday's Terry Bogard showcase, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai spoke in detail about the history of the character, including the system he started out on and the series he's featured in over the years. Mr...

    • Reminder
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • Reminder Obtain A Special Gigantamax Meowth In Pokémon Sword And Shield Via Mystery Gift

    An early-purchase bonus

    To help you on your adventure in the Galar Region, there's currently a special Meowth up for grabs via the Mystery Gift option in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This free Pokémon is an early access bonus and is available from now until 15th January next year. To obtain this limited-time pocket monster, you'll obviously need a...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News A New Paid Membership Service Is Being Added To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Thanks, Nook

    When Mario Kart Tour made its debut on mobile back in September, fans of the long-running series got quite the shock when it was discovered the free-to-play game contained a Gold Pass subscription system. Now, a few months later, Nintendo has announced a new paid membership service for its two-year-old game, Animal Crossing: Pocket...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Review The Lord Of The Rings: Adventure Card Game - Can Be Rather Hobbit-Forming If You Let It

    All hands on deck

    Having found success as a more traditional tabletop card game, the artist formerly known as The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game has finally made the transition to the world of virtual decks. Having emerged from Early Access on PC, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game arrives on consoles with cross-play and all the story...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Lord of the Rings
  • Video Watch Google Lens Bring The Pokémon Sword And Shield Japanese Box Art To Life

    The future is here

    The Pokémon Company is promoting the release of Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch in Japan with the assistance of Google Lens. In case you didn't know, this is a mobile application that allows you to "search what you see" and "understand the world around you" using just a camera or a photo, according to the official...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Google
  • Review Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!: A River City Ransom Story - A Neat Bonus, But That's About It

    Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kobayashi Side Story

    Unless you are a hardcore Kunio fanatic, there's a good chance that "Kobayashi who?" might be the first thing that goes through your head as you read this, so it's best we start off this review with a small introduction. Kobayashi Masao is both leader and strongest member of Reihō Academy’s Shitennō –...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • River City
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #17 - Ninja Gaiden

    Or Shadow Warriors to us and our PALs

    Roll up, roll up for Box Art Brawl, the contest where regionally different covers of the same game battle each other to see which one stands up to the scrutiny and discerning eyes of the modern era. Last week 49% of you decreed that the Japanese cover of Banjo-Tooie was better than the rest, with the North...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Ninja Gaiden
    • NES

Saturday16th Nov 2019

  • News The First Limited-Time Gigantamax Event In Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Now Live

    Fancy taking on a giant Butterfree?

    One big part of Pokémon Sword and Shield is the ability to participate in Max Raid Battles with four other trainers, in order to take down special Dynamax Pokémon. In some rare cases though, a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear. While the chances of encountering one of these Gigantamax Pokémon are normally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days - All 2019 Event Times, November's Featured Pokémon Chimchar and All Bonuses

    How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events (November 2019 edition)

    Monthly Community Days are the main pillar of the Pokémon GO calendar: every month, for three hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectable monster is set loose in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shiny...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Random Yes, People In The Galar Region Eat Pokémon

    Curry on rice, with cooked Slowpoke tail

    So, if you haven't already noticed during your own playthrough of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the psychic-water type Slowpoke isn't featured in the Galar Region's Pokédex. While it was believed this Pokémon had been removed, that's not entirely true. You see, the new curry recipes in Sword and Shield reveal...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Final Fantasy VII And VIII Remastered Physical Twin Pack Expected To Be Released Soon

    The wait is nearly over

    The Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Switch twin pack physical release that was announced exclusively for Southeast Asia in September has reportedly been dated. It's expected to become available on 29th November and is available for pre-order right now. In saying this, a listing over on Play Asia

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racing Games

    Who could possibly be in pole position?

    When it comes to kart racers, there's one undisputed king of the crop on Nintendo systems, and we're not talking Crash Bandicoot. Let's not kid ourselves here - we all know what's sitting at number one on the list below of the best kart racers on Nintendo Switch. With a record like Shumacher in his prime, it's...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Best Games
    • Mario Kart
  • Reminder Sign Up Now To The Pokémon Sword And Shield Galar Beginnings Online Competition

    Starts on 6th December

    The Pokémon Company will be hosting the very first Pokémon Sword and Shield online competition next month, on 6th December. If you would like to participate in the Galar Beginnings tournament, all you have to do is sign up between now (15th November) and 5th December to take part. To do this, you'll need to enter the VS...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The PM Studios Black Friday Sale Starts Now, Save Up To 55% On Physical Switch Games

    Don't miss out!

    PM Studios has announced its Triple Black Friday sale is now officially underway on its online store. In total, there are three physical Nintendo Switch games to select from. These titles include boxed copies of DEEMO, MUSYNX and Opus Collection: The Day

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Sales
  • News Doug Bowser Says More Female Consumers Are Buying The Switch Lite

    Audience expansion remains the top priority

    It's no secret that Nintendo wants to expand its audience with its smaller and more affordable Switch Lite system. The company president Shuntaro Furukawa recently revealed registrations for the new model had a higher percentage of female users and also said there was evidence of a "good number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • Doug Bowser
  • Review Skybolt Zack - Fast-Paced Action That Punishes And Delights In Almost Equal Measure

    Faster than a speeding bullet

    With Skybolt Zack being the first game to be published by popular online video game retailer Green Man Gaming, you could be forgiven for thinking that the e-commerce giant would play it safe and release a title with broad commercial appeal; perhaps a title that fits snugly into an obvious genre with familiar mechanics...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Skybolt Zack
  • Review Monaco: Complete Edition - Thrilling Heist Action That's Perfect For Couch Co-Op

    "I love it when a game comes together"

    Breaking out of prison is easy, but staying out is something else entirely. When your face is on every police poster in the country, there’s only one place to go – Monaco. That’s the goal for the gang of criminals who make up the ensemble cast of top-down stealth-shooter Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Monaco
  • News Untitled Goose Game Dev Wins The 2019 Golden Joystick Breakthrough Award

    And Smash Bros. Ultimate takes out Nintendo GotY

    This week at London's Bloomsbury Big Top, the results of the 37th Golden Joystick Awards were revealed. More than 3.5 million public votes were cast to determine the winners across 19 categories. On the Switch front, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took out the Nintendo game of the year. Perhaps more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • The Golden Joystick Awards
    • Untitled Goose Game
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's been an eventful week in the run up to the launch of a certain creature-capture game that will inevitably be keeping team NL (and most of you, we'd imagine) busy this weekend - Sonic the Hedgehog returned in updated silver screen form in a new trailer which seems to have gone down much better than the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
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