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Splatoon 3 Tower Control

Tower Control is one of the tougher ranked modes available in Splatoon 3. Hence its name, the mode is centered around a tower that first appears at the center of the stage. As usual, Tower Control is a lot easier when you have the ability to coordinate with a team of friends over voice chat. Whether you have access to that option or not, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get better at the game.


Switch demos

Thousands of games are currently available on Switch, and there are a ton of demos out there for many of them. Not just Nintendo, but also third-parties are offering demos. We’ve now put together a comprehensive list of what’s out there.

Since our reader base is English-speaking, that’s what we’re focusing on here. In other words, we’re highlighting Switch demos that you can find in North America and Europe. Japan has a few extra demos on its end, but a majority of them are for titles that are not currently being sold in the west and are only playable in Japanese.

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Splat Zones Splatoon 3

Splat Zones is perhaps the most competitive of the ranked modes in Splatoon 3. A decent chunk of top-level tournaments are actually held in this mode, which means you’re a bit more likely to find higher-skilled players practicing it on the ranked ladder. Today, we’ve written up a guide aimed at casual players and beginners explaining the ins and outs of the mode.


shiny locked pokemon

Shiny hunting is one of the best ways to squeeze additional hours out of Pokemon games. Almost every single Pokemon is obtainable in its Shiny form in one way or another. That being said, there are a handful of Pokemon – mostly of the Legendary and Mythical varieties – that are completely unavailable in this form without hacking. If you’re curious, we’ve compiled a list of every Shiny locked Pokemon in 2024.

Splatoon 3 Rainmaker Guide

There are four main ranked modes in Splatoon 3: Splat Zones, Tower Control, Clam Blitz, and Rainmaker. Today, we’re looking at the latter. Generally speaking, Rainmaker is easier to understand (and coordinate) than Clam Blitz. Of all the ranked modes in the game, Rainmaker matches have the potential to end quicker than all the others.


Splatoon 3 Clam Blitz guide

Of all the ranked modes in Splatoon 3, Clam Blitz is perhaps the most hit-or-miss. Not because there’s anything wrong with the mode, but because it’s somewhat poorly explained for players who haven’t played it before. Some even consider Clam Blitz the toughest ranked mode, so we’ve written up a guide on how to play it. There’s a lot to like about this mode once you get the hang of it.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7 Star Meganium Guide

The 7 Star Meganium Tera Raid Battle event for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is live now. It’s a little bit easier than some of the raid events we’ve seen recently, but it still poses a decent challenge on its own. The event runs until April 7, and then comes back from April 12 to April 14. If you don’t have any Pokemon ready for the first wave, you’ve got a few days to train up a counter. We’ve put together a couple of good suggestions for the event below.

Articuno location Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Today, we’re finishing up our coverage of returning Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet with an Articuno location guide. As a reminder, you can only catch returning Legendary Pokemon after clearing The Indigo Disk’s main story. If you don’t have the DLC, you won’t be able to catch any of them.

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are the original trio of Legendary Pokemon introduced in the very first generation. As with most of their catchable appearances, none of these Pokemon are exclusive to either Pokemon Scarlet or Violet – you can catch all three Legendary birds regardless of the game you’re playing.

Easy Shiny Pokemon

It’s not too long now until the near-complete closure of the Nintendo 3DS’ online services in April. Though most online games are closing their doors, Pokemon Bank is sticking around for a little while longer. That being said, we have no idea when exactly it will close – but we’d estimate it won’t be around for more than another year. If you’re looking to pad out your collection with some easy Shiny Pokemon, we’ve put together a list of easier Shiny hunts you can do before Pokemon Bank closes sometime in the near future. They all take place in past Pokemon games, and we’ll be including lots of different games here.

Splatoon 3 Badges

In the past, we’ve written several guides on how to 100 percent complete certain Nintendo games. Side Order was actually one of them! While it’s entirely possible to 100 percent clear Side Order as well as the main story mode, it’s pretty much impossible to truly 100 percent finish Splatoon 3 itself. This is thanks to its Badge system – there are several tasks in the game that you can complete to earn them to display on your profile. Several Splatoon 3 Badges, however, are incredibly difficult to earn. They’re also incredibly time-consuming – we’re talking thousands of hours here – and today we’ve written a list of some of the toughest Badges to earn in Splatoon 3.

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