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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sounds

Thanks to sound programmer Shun Hayami, we have interesting insight into some of behind-the-scenes work that went into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Hayami talked a good amount about working on the game’s sounds a little while back in a recruitment post on Nintendo’s website. We’ve since readied a full translation.

Just a couple of days ago, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door made its return on Switch. The GameCube RPG has finally returned two decades after its original launch. You could make the case that this was the best choice for a remake in the series as it’s arguably the most well-received entry.

Have you picked up and started Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on Switch? If yes, what are your thoughts so far? Let us know in the comments below.

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling review

System: Switch
Release date: May 28, 2024
Developer: Otomate
Publisher: Idea Factory


When Cupid Parasite released on Switch back in 2021 I was immediately taken with it. The premise of Cupid working in a matchmaking agency to try and find partners for hopeless cases without resorting to her powers to basically cheat them into a relationship was absolute genius, and it was the perfect marriage (if you’ll pardon the pun) between romance and comedy, punctuating its more serious moments with highly entertaining lighthearted moments. Despite being satisfied with the conclusion of each of the Parasite’s story arcs, I was never going to pass up Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling, a fan disc that picks up where the true ending of each route leaves off and introduces a brand new Parasite into the mix. It certainly lives up to its name, but there is also a sourness to it that hints at the overindulgence of too much of a good thing.

Best 3DS games of all time

Today, we’re looking at 10 of the best 3DS games of all time. If there are any you’d like to add, feel free to do so in the comments below.

Though the 3DS’ online servers have been shut down for a few months now, interest in the console hasn’t decreased in the slightest. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – many players have either rekindled their appreciation for it or are just getting into it for the first time. It’s easy to see why, too. The Switch is almost certainly the superior console in terms of software library and game quality, but the 3DS has a few advantages of its own. Its library isn’t as large as the Switch’s, but the titles it does have are excellent time-sinkers and some of the best of their respective series. If you’re able to find or purchase these games second-hand, it’s a great time to get into everything the 3DS has to offer.

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System: Switch
Release date: May 14, 2024
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory


I think the most surprising thing about Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is that it’s taken Compile Heart this long to produce it. Since her introduction in Megadimension Neptunia VII in 2015, the older Neptune has proven to be a fairly well-received and popular character in the franchise, and she has been long overdue for a game where she is the central protagonist. Now, finally, she stars as president of a game development studio, alongside three brand new characters, ready to depart on her own adventure. It is, I am pleased to say, one that is well worth experiencing, although perhaps not on the Switch if you have other options available.

splatoon 3 stages tier list

As Splatoon 3’s content cycle comes to an end, we figured it’d be a good time to take a look at everything the game has to offer with a stages tier list.

At the time of writing, there are currently 23 stages in the game, and Sizzle Season 2024 is confirmed to be adding Lemuria Hub. In terms of quality, Splatoon 3 has had it kind of rough. In Splatoon 2, a good chunk of stages had several different routes to take. On stages like Kelp Dome and Skipper Pavillon, there was plenty of open space to hide away and claim turf. That’s not the case in Splatoon 3, however; for the most part, its stages are smaller and much more constrained, which winds up favoring long-rangers. This, in turn, makes it difficult for casual players to participate without being picked off by chargers and Splatlings. That’s not a very healthy trait for a game to have, and stages that exacerbate this issue will be reflected as such in our ranking.

Best Shiny Pokemon

We’ve compiled a list outlining ten of the best Shiny Pokemon of all time. Before we begin, do keep in mind that this isn’t an objective list. There are far more than ten out there there, so we won’t be able to cover all of the great shinies on this list alone.

Shiny Pokemon were first introduced in Pokemon Gold and Silver, and since then they’ve been sort of hit-or-miss. For every great-looking Shiny coloration, there’s another one out there that’s incredibly disappointing (we’re looking at you, Ceruledge). That being said, there are plenty of Shiny Pokemon worth hunting – and that’s what we’re here for today.

CorpoNation review

System: Switch
Release date: May 9, 2024
Developer: Canteen
Publisher: Playtonic Friends


In CorpoNation: The Sorting Process, you’re an employee of Ringo CorpoNation. You toil away the hours sorting genetic samples only to get back home, maybe play a video game, eat, and then sleep. There is no real joy. This is the daily process. You start to wonder if there’s more to it. Oh, there’s more to it.

Biomutant review

System: Switch
Release date: May 14, 2024
Developer: Experiment 101
Publisher: THQ Nordic


THQ Nordic’s Biomutant had a rocky upbringing. Much like the pint sized, furry denizens of the game’s open world, the origins of this troubled title are mired in mystery, and drawn out over what feels like eons. Back when the game was originally announced, it showed a level of promise and originality that genuinely raised eyebrows. Much ado was made about how the game’s developer, Experiment 101, had a level of creative liberty that – in this day and age – was uncommon. If anything, Biomutant exuded that “Double A” feeling – a game that was allowed to be what its creators wanted to be, unconstrained by the expectations of executive decision makers. Fast forward to the game’s launch in 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC – and then again to 2024, and we’ve been graced with a port of Biomutant for the Switch. Should THQ Nordic have bothered?

Pokemon Sword Shield story

Today, we’re talking about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s story and how it can be improved using details that were included in the anime adaptation, but were for some reason not included in the games.

Ever since (and even before) its initial release in 2019, Pokemon Sword and Shield have been the subject of much controversy and criticism from fans. While most of this criticism revolved around the now (perhaps begrudgingly) somewhat-accepted removal of the National Dex, a good chunk of the criticism Pokemon Sword and Shield receives in the modern day revolves around its story. Mainly, the fact that it doesn’t make much sense.


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