Nintendo recap: Splatoon 3 amiibo and Splatfest announced, plus Waluigi bachelorette party explodes on Tiktok

This turned out to be a far more exciting week for Nintendo fans than previously expected, thanks to showcases for both Splatoon 3 and Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak DLC that gave us tons of insight into upcoming features and modes. As part of the Splatoon 3 Direct, we also learned of three new Splatoon amiibo … Read more

Trying fails out of the school of hard knocks [Apple TV+ recap] ☆☆☆☆

Apple TV+ series trying, the James Corden of sitcoms, invents some new fake problems for its characters to solve this week. Tyler bumps his head, Princess steals a solution to an outcast’s problem, Nikki and Karen don’t feel like moms, Jason is disappointed in his son’s taste, and there may be a new wrinkle in … Read more

For All Mankind goes out with a bang in season 3 finale [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆

Apple TV+ space opera/soap opera For All Mankind closes its confounding third season this week by introducing us to a new character and a new geopolitical rival for the beleaguered space crews. In this week’s season three finale, entitled “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Ed Baldwin learns Danny’s terrible secret. Jimmy Stevens hangs out with … Read more

Five Days at Memorial captures the horror of Hurricane Katrina [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★½

Hurricane Katrina has come and gone and there are 45 unexplained deaths in a hospital in New Orleans. That’s the hook for new Apple TV+ limited series Five Days at Memorial. The titular hospital is a crowbar used to examine the carelessness of US disaster-relief infrastructure, health care and our attitudes toward one another. This … Read more

Nintendo recap: Switch sales are down but Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s new additions have us fired up

Hello Nintendo fans, and welcome to the latest recap. This was a rather busy week for Nintendo. First, we had a Pokémon Presents that explained upcoming events for multiple Pokémon games and also gave us greater insight into Scarlet and Violet. In other news, Nintendo’s latest financial report revealed some surprising information. We also finally … Read more

Mars is getting monotonous on For All Mankind [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆

For All Mankind holds a few cliffhangers up its sleeve in season 3’s penultimate episode, but first it must deal with its soapy dilemmas. Ellen and Larry are in the hot seat, Kelly Baldwin’s baby is coming along ahead of schedule, Aleida Rosales is all out of heroes, Karen and Dev might switch jobs — … Read more

Black Bird will break your heart with its riveting conclusion [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★½

Apple TV+ murder mystery Black Bird draws to a pulse-pounding close as jailhouse informer Jimmy Keene’s last-ditch efforts to stay alive are being threatened at every turn. Serial killer Larry Hall is inches from confessing, Jimmy’s about to get shanked — and nobody’s coming to help either of them. Plus, Jimmy’s dad Big Jim is … Read more

Xbox and PC recap: Avatar and KOTOR are delayed, Grounded gets a release date

Hey everyone, and welcome to another Xbox and PC recap. Things have slowed down significantly compared to the June deluge of news, which was to be expected. Still, there’s a few pieces of interesting news, including a couple of things I was disappointed to learn about. There are bright spots though, including a surprising TV … Read more

Nintendo recap: Truth behind Bayonetta cover-up and insight into Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s success

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Nintendo recap. After months of waiting, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was finally released on Switch, and it’s proving to be a huge game with plenty of improvements over past entries in the series. In other news, we learned this week that it wasn’t Nintendo who told PlatinumGames to cover … Read more

For All Mankind faces disaster in ‘The Sand of Ares’ [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆

For All Mankind has a Martian crisis on its hands this week’s episode, “The Sand of Ares.” Ed and Danny are trapped, Danielle has to come get them, and Karen, Jimmy, and Amber wait on tenterhooks for news of the rescue. It’s all hands on deck at NASA in the meantime, in the Apple TV+ … Read more