Gamers flock to Palworld’s ‘Pokémon with guns’ despite copyright qualms

When Palworld made its inauspicious debut in a teaser a year or so back, few thought this strange, blatant Pokémon ripoff would be anything but a quickly forgotten oddity. But after its Early Access

Quick! Get these last-minute gifts for the gamer in your life

2023 was an absolute unit of a year for gaming. No one could possibly have played all the awesome titles that came out across platforms. I certainly didn’t. But that also means that you have opt

Boston Dynamics joins forces with firm behind ‘Avatar,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ animatronics

Since the company’s earliest days as an MIT spinoff, Boston Dynamics’ systems have always provided entertainment value. It’s something the Hyundai-owned firm has long embraced by releasing dozen

E3 has entertained its last electronic expo

E3’s decades-long history has been peppered with ups and downs. The annual Los Angeles-based gaming expo saw a decade of steady growth after it was founded in the mid-90s. The mid-00s, on the other

Nintendo confirms live-action Zelda movie is in the works

Zelda fans already got a stellar new game with “Tears of the Kingdom” this year, but Nintendo just dropped another exciting nugget of news: the gaming giant is working on a live-action mov

They made a scary matcha Pokémon

A new Pokémon just dropped, and it’s literally a chipped teapot of matcha. It is called Poltchageist, and yes, that’s a portmanteau of “poltergeist” and “matcha.”

Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, is stepping down

Charles Martinet, the voice actor who has portrayed Mario since 1991, is stepping down, Nintendo announced Monday morning. Besides voicing the world’s most famous plumber, the 67-year-old Martin

Cramorant is back, baby

8BitDo’s NES-themed mechanical keyboard comes with truly large A and B ‘super buttons’

It can be difficult to differentiate oneself in the crowded mechanical keyboard market. The variety of providers and customization options means there’s something for everybody. But retro gaming

A brief history of VR and AR

By the time Howard Rheingold’s “Virtual Reality” was published in 1991, the Sensorama was already a “slowly deteriorating” relic stashed away in a cabana next the pool at its invento

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom early impressions – a feast fit for a short king

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has only been out in the wild for a few days at this point, marking a mere sliver of the time players will spend unfolding Hyrule’s fresh secrets in the com

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom preview

Breath of the Wild never ends. It just sort of sputters to a halt. You spend weeks or months preparing for that final climactic battle, and when you’re ready, you go head-to-head with the giant, sha

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA launch Nintendo Systems

Back in November, Nintendo and app developer DeNA announced its joint venture company called Nintendo Systems, which is meant to help reinforce Nintendo’s business and “create value-added services

MarioGPT hints at a glorious AI-generated future where we will all play Nintendo forever

There can never be too much Mario in the world. Sure, it’s probably been a while since you played one of the original NES games, but probably because they’re so familiar. What if I told yo

Nintendo releases trailers for new Zelda and Pikmin games

Nintendo hosted a 45-minute Nintendo Direct livestream on Wednesday, revealing upcoming games and updates for the Nintendo Switch. As many players expected, Nintendo shared a trailer for the highly an

Let’s-a-go again with a new ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer

One month after Nintendo debuted its first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the company has revealed yet another trailer — this time giving fans a first look at Princess Peach and Donk

Nintendo and DeNA to establish joint venture company called Nintendo Systems

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA are forming a joint venture company called Nintendo Systems that will aim to enhance the digitization of Nintendo’s business. The joint venture builds on N

Get a load o’ this guy! (There’s a new ghost dog Pokémon called Greavard)

I cannot feasibly write a new post on TechCrunch dot com every time a new Pokémon is announced. I did skip over Bellibolt, the electric frog Pokémon that generates power from its big belly. But you

I played a sneak peek of ‘Pokémon Scarlet,’ the franchise’s first open world game

The ninth installment in the iconic franchise’s main series games, “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet” melds the best parts of “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” and “Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has a VTuber gym leader

I didn’t know we needed a VTuber Gym Leader in the Pokémon universe. Then, we met Iono. Last week, Pokémon released a 14-minute trailer about the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet games,
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