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The Tokyo Grand Hyatt's limited-edition
NewsFriday, 26th April 2024 by “Come stay in our Pokémon Sleep-themed suite, but don’t steal our Snorlax plushie”, urges Tokyo’s Grand Hyatt hotel

Pokémon fans with £1,000 to spare could do worse than to spend a night in the Grand Hyatt’s limited edition suite. Just don’t take the decorations home.

A cyberpunk-esque 3D blueprint of Lumiose City, from the Pokémon Legends: Z-A trailer
Pokémon PresentsNewsTuesday, 27th February 2024 by Pokémon Legends: Z-A might finally redeem the Kalos Region

The Pokémon Company revealed Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket today. And we have more questions than answers.

A sombre, funeral-inspired image. E3's iconic logo appears against a backdrop of gently drifting yellow and red petals.
E3’s futureNewsTuesday, 12th December 2023 by It’s official: E3 is gone, and it isn’t coming back

After years of uncertainty, the E3 expo has finally been permanently cancelled. The writing’s been on the wall for a while, but we’re still sad to see it go.

A photo of Spider-Man and Uncharted star Tom Holland, superimposed on a landscape from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
NewsWednesday, 8th November 2023 by Nintendo is working on a live-action Zelda movie with Spider-Man film producer Avi Arad

With the producer of the Spider-Man and Uncharted movies jumping on board, are rumours of Tom Holland playing Link finally about to come true?

Mario and Luigi's new voice actor, Kevin Afghani, looks handsome and smiley in a headshot that has been doing the rounds online.
#ForTheGaymersNewsTuesday, 17th October 2023 by Mario’s new voice actor has been revealed, and the gays have already forgotten about poor old Charles Whatshisname

Kevin Afghani, the new voice of Mario, looks handsome and smiley in two photos doing the rounds online – and the gays of Bluesky have taken notice.

A photo of Donald Trump sitting next to his lawyer, who has an Asus gaming laptop. It's a still image, but we've edited it to make the laptop's RGB logo cycle through rainbow colours.
Ace AttorneyNewsThursday, 5th October 2023 by Trump’s lawyer brought a gaming laptop to court, and everyone on Bluesky made the same joke

How a distracting, “strobing” Asus logo became the star of Trump’s fraud trial – and unleashed a slew of Ace Attorney comparisons in the process.

Key art for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, featuring Apollo Justice, Phoenix Wright, and Athena Cykes
Ace AttorneyNewsFriday, 22nd September 2023 by Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming out in January with loads of extras

As if 90+ hours of rip-roaring courtroom drama weren’t enough, Capcom seems to be throwing everything at its Apollo Justice ports.

An animated GIF of the E3 logo in the style of various video game logos
E3’s futureNewsUpdateThursday, 7th September 2023 by A year after announcing their partnership, E3 and show organiser ReedPop are parting ways

ReedPop and E3 have announced a “mutual decision” to part ways, after this year’s expo was cancelled. Plus: has E3 2024 already been cancelled, too?

The protagonists of the first five Persona games
NewsRumourThursday, 7th September 2023 by Credible Sega leaker claims Persona 6 is now slated for 2025, and has a “black and white” theme

A credible leaker has shared tantalising details about upcoming Persona games, as well as the rumoured Nintendo Switch 2 and PlayStation 5 Pro models.

Ace Attorney's Miles Edgeworth looks completely beside himself.
Ace AttorneyNewsLinkMonday, 28th August 2023 by The amazing Ace Attorney Investigations 2 fan translation is now available on Android

AAI2’s eight-year-old DS fan translation has been lovingly remastered – and we won’t rest until we’ve inspected every suspicious-looking nook and cranny.

The Legendary Pokémon Zamazenta awkwardly rotating on the spot like a mannequin, in Pokémon Sword and Shield
NewsMonday, 14th August 2023 by The Pokémon Company is “having conversations” about how it can better balance quality and quantity

As disquiet continues to build in the Pokémon fandom, it seems TPC has – quietly – acknowledged it for the first time. But will anything come of it?

A row of purple flags sporting gamescom logos
E3’s futureNewsRumourSaturday, 5th August 2023 by After snubbing E3, Nintendo, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sega are all heading to this year’s gamescom — plus, “Switch 2” rumours abound

As we speculate about why E3’s detractors are (mostly) heading to a lesser-hyped event, rumours of an imminent “Switch 2” reveal resurface.

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