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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet leaks: Starter evolutions, regional forms, and more

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are in the midst of a rather strange situation. It’s no surprise that a Pokémon game is having its content leaked before release, but for it to happen so many months in advance is unprecedented! Two specific leakers have been revealing new information and screenshot snippets for the past few days. Some of the material leaked includes Starter Pokémon evolutions, new gimmicks, and more! Spoilers ahead, so turn away now if you’d rather discover these for yourself.

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Review: Nintendo Switch Sports

The original Wii Sports game came out in 2006, and it was an instant hit. In fact, it’s still considered a classic among Wii fans to this very day! It’s rather strange, then, that Nintendo has taken so long to release a follow-up on their highly successful Switch system. Unfortunately, the product we wound up with ultimately feels more like a half-baked pack-in than a $40 USD retail game. Most of the content Nintendo Switch Sports offers is fine on its own — but it’s outperformed by Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, which released over 10 years ago.

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The amiibo metagame may be shifting back in time

Competitive amiibo training in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been going (fairly) strong for almost four years now! When the game was first released, dedicated amiibo trainers were in a scramble to see what was different. After several years of struggling through amiibo training in Smash 4, players wanted to see something different. And for the longest time, they did: in the Ultimate metagame’s early days, trainers experimented with off-stage play, taunting, and combos — things the CPUs were finally capable of pulling off. But now, it’s 2022, and the metagame is winding down a bit. We’ve quickly realized an interesting tidbit. Over the years, as specific amiibo characters have been optimized and refined, something remarkable has happened: Ultimate’s metagame is beginning to look a lot like what Smash 4’s did toward the end of its lifespan.

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How to unlock everything in Pac-Man Museum+

Pac-Man Museum+ includes fourteen games from Pac-Man’s past — but some of them require unlocking. For the most part, this is rather straightforward. That being said, some players have complained that they’ve met the unlock requirements but the game won’t recognize them! Fortunately, this is easily fixed, and we’ve got the explanation included right here. Let’s break it down!

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Review: Pac-Man Museum+ (Switch)

It’s 2022. By now, you’d think that video game companies would have learned that consumers love having easy access to their classic titles. But no — instead, you’ve got companies like Nintendo drip-feeding Nintendo 64 games to their Nintendo Switch Online subscribers and companies like Sega charging $40 for a package of decades-old remasters. It’s sort of a breath of fresh air, then, that Namco’s latest Pac-Man collection includes tons of games at a fairly reasonable price. In fact, it’s the perfect example of a classic compilation done right. It’s certainly not perfect, but what’s on offer here is quite generous.

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