Nintendo sets sales record with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Nintendo sets sales record with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Nintendo said its Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch hit an all-times sales record for the company. Pokémon is one of Nintendo’s longest-running and most popular franchises. Guillaume Payen | Sopa Pictures | light rocket | Getty Images nintendo on Thursday said it latest Pokémon games have set a sales record … Read more

Everyone’s Playing Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Despite The Bugs

Everyone's Playing Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Despite The Bugs

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku There are games that are going to sell no matter what. Grand Theft Auto VI could be released in such a broken state that it kills your firstborn, and it’d still sell a billion copies day one. Breath of the Wild 2 could come laced with anthrax, and people would buy … Read more

How To Get Shinies In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How To Get Shinies In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Image: The Pokemon Company Twitter data miner and self-described “efficient” Pokemon player @Sibuna_Switch has shared pokemon scarlet and Purple‘s “shiny” rates, determined for the soon-to-be-released game, and an important decree: “all static encounters, NPC trades, and NPC gifts are shiny-locked.” That means you won’t be immediately getting a shiny starter. NPC gifts this time out … Read more

The Nintendo Switch Can’t Handle Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Nintendo Switch Can't Handle Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

screenshot: nintendo ace pokemon scarlet and Purple reviews hit the internet one day before the twin games are released, the overriding message has a grim tone: the Switch just can’t handle the game. Despite most effusively praising the game itself, few reviews can ignore that the open-world game struggles to run on the five-year-old handheld … Read more

God of War Ragnarok’s Start Is Rough

God of War Ragnarok's Start Is Rough

Image: Santa Monica Studio / Sony / Kotaku The new God of War Ragnarokout now on PS4 and PS5, deals with, as you might expect, clashes between gods and epic, end-of-the-world quests involving ancient prophecies and ruined temples. But before all that high-adventure tomfoolery, Ragnarok starts in a cold, dead world ravaged by an unending … Read more

23 God of War Ragnarok Tips Before Playing

23 God of War Ragnarok Tips Before Playing

screenshot: Santa Monica Studio / Sony / Kotaku Boy, here are some God of War Ragnarok tips. And yes, it’s very good and delivers a satisfying conclusion for this new era of the franchise. So, knowing that and after all the hype, you are likely excited to just jump right in and get going with … Read more

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Leak: New Monsters, Starter Evolution

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Leak: New Monsters, Starter Evolution

screenshot: nintendo A leaker got ahold of pokemon scarlet and Purple two weeks before the official street date. So of course, they’re dumping screenshots online before the games actually launch. Right now, the pictures are all over Twitter and Reddit. So you might as well read about them at Kotaku first, right? All of the … Read more

Ragnarök Makes An Important Change To Boss Fights

Ragnarök Makes An Important Change To Boss Fights

Om.screenshot: sony There are few more divisive issues in modern gaming than boss fights. I’d have thought that a ridiculous claim to make had I not been on the receiving end of literal death threats for previously suggested boss fights should be skippable. So there’s no doubt there will be a combination of consternation and … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Assassin's Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. While it already owns 5 percent of the Assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s single biggest shareholder. Its plan for achieving that? Pay double what … Read more