5 Unforgettable Pokemon TV Series Moments

Although Pokemon games pre-date the TV series, for many it was watching the anime that lit their burning desire to become a Pokemon Master. The original series was able to depict the themes of friendship, loyalty, and ambition in a way the Nintendo’s humble Game Boy games struggled to, making the fantasy of traveling the world catching and battling Pokemon …

Original Pokemon Virtual Console Re-Releases Support Pokemon Bank

Today during the Pokemon Nintendo Direct, The Pokemon Company confirmed one further detail about the new versions of classic Pokemon games Red, Blue, and Yellow. It was revealed that all three will support the paid Pokemon Bank service, allowing you to bring your Pokemon from those games to the just-announced Pokemon Sun/Moon when it is released later this year. Due …

Drew Barrymore to Host Pokemon Event for 20th Anniversary Celebration

Even Drew Barrymore is getting in on the Pokemon anniversary celebrations. The E.T. and Fever Pitch actress will host what is being called a “Pokemon Afternoon Soiree” at the Sunset Tower penthouse this coming Saturday, February 27–the 20th anniversary of the popular franchise. The event, described in a press release as “intimate,” aims to celebrate the Pokemon franchise’s unisex fashion, …

Pokemon-Themed Nintendo Direct Coming This Week

A Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct briefing will air this week, the company has announced. The video event will be held Friday, February 26, starting at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST. A message on the Nintendo Direct website, one of the destinations where it will be broadcast, states the event will “celebrate 20 years of Pokemon.” For its part, The …

Fire Emblem Fates Sells 300,000 Copies at Launch, Breaking Records

Fire Emblem Fates sold more than 300,000 copies across its Birthright and Conquest versions during its first weekend, breaking Fire Emblem franchise records. Fates is now the fastest-selling entry in the series of all time in the United States, selling five times more copies than 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening during its first three days after launch, Nintendo announced. Nintendo of …

Nintendo Should Take a Gamble on Movies Like Marvel, Says Hollywood Exec

Marvel Comics famously put up the rights to some of its characters as collateral for a loan it used to break into movies, and Adrian Askarieh, chief exec of Prime Universe Films, believes Nintendo should do the same. Speaking to Polygon, Askarieh, who is working on movie versions of Square Enix’s Deus Ex and Kane & Lynch properties, said it …

Capcom “Rockestral” Concert Series Starts Next Month

Capcom is taking its music on a concert tour across the world. The Japanese company today announced “Capcom Live!” a concert series featuring “rockestral” music–a combination of rock and orchestra. The tour begins March 19 in Shanghai, then goes to Beijing on March 26. The tour then travels to Boston, Mass. for a stop on April 9. Even more shows …

Ronda Rousey Interview: “I’ve Always Wanted to Be Samus”

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is the cover athlete for EA Sports UFC 2, but she doesn’t only appear in video games, she also enjoys playing them. Rousey is an avid World of Warcraft player, rolling with her Night Elf Hunter and Blood Elf Rogue, and she’s also a fan of Pokemon–her favourite being Mew. We caught up with …

The Top Five Legend of Zelda Games: GameSpot Q&A

Welcome back to GameSpot Q&A, a section where we ask our staff and readers an interesting discussion question about video games or entertainment. Look at this as a forum where you and others can discuss and compare your opinions of this beloved hobby of ours. This round’s question is: What’s your top five Legend of Zelda games? With The Legend …

Ronda Rousey Started Playing WoW Because She Wanted to Be in the Movie

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is known to play World of Warcraft with her Night Elf Hunter and Blood Elf Rogue, but you probably didn’t know that she started playing the MMO after the upcoming Warcraft movie was announced. Rousey revealed in an interview with GameSpot that she originally played World of Warcraft “as role research for something [she] knew [she] …

Sega Is Giving Away Free Games on Steam [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Sega has replaced the first three games with three new ones. The new free games are Binary Domain, Condemned: Criminal Origins, and Streets of Rage II. Head to Sega’s website here to get a Steam code. Even more free games will follow later in the week, including Viking: Battle for Asgard and Renegade Ops. The original story is below. …

Love, Sex, and Fire Emblem Fates

Warning: This feature contains some story spoilers for Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation. It’s rare we get to see a game so open and honest about the need for romance in our lives as Fire Emblem Fates. Sure, the relationship building is only half the battle, but it’s the foundation on which your combat strategy rests; pair people …

Crash Bandicoot Revival Mentioned by Director of Toy Company [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] A representative for NECA told GameSpot today that the company is not in fact producing new Crash figures, at least not right now. “It’s not the case,” the rep said. “Someone has misunderstood a comment he made. Randy saw a faked fan-made image right before he came to the show and said that if the game were coming back, …

Final Fantasy 8 Remix Album Out Now, Listen to Samples Here

While Final Fantasy fans still have a while longer to wait until Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake are released, they can now pick up a new album featuring remixes from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack. Released this week, Successor: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed is a six-disc, multi-hour collection that was created by more than 150 composers, arrangers, …

E3 PC Gaming Show Coming Back for 2016

It’s only February, but E3 2016 continues to come into focus. Today, PC Gamer announced that its PC Gaming Show, which made its debut at E3 2015 and brought a few announcements, will return this year. The show will take place live in Los Angeles on Monday, June 13 at 12 noon PST / 3 PM EST. In previous years, …

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Coming in 2018, Mixes Live-Action and Animation

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to star in his first feature film, which will be produced by Sony Pictures and combine live-action with animation. In a statement, Sega chief executive, Hajime Saito, confirmed the movie is set for release in 2018. “Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid Sonic The Hedgehog …

Nintendo’s “Quality of Life” System Not Coming Soon

Nintendo’s mysterious Quality of Life product initiative, which was first announced in January 2014, has not yet materialized and it looks like it won’t anytime soon. The English translation of Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima’s briefing with investors was published today, providing some new info on the matter. While Nintendo still sees health and wellness as an area of potential growth, …

Pokemon Fighting Game Works With Every Amiibo

Pokken Tournament features support for every Amiibo on the market, although specifically what function those figures will serve remains to be seen. Over on Nintendo’s official website, a page has gone up describing the game’s Amiibo functionality. It states quite simply, “Compatible with all Amiibo accessories unlocking in-game items.” No further information is offered regarding what those items are or …

Final Fantasy Tactics Director’s Next Game Put on Backburner

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014, with a release scheduled for summer 2015. That never happened, and now it sounds like the game, from Final Fantasy Tactics director Yasumi Matsuno and developer Playdek, is facing another serious-sounding setback. In an update to the game’s Kickstarter page, Playdek started off by apologizing for the …