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Over 20 years after the series made its debut, Pokémon is finally getting its first official live-action movie, but it's not following the formula of the main series games. Instead, Hollywood turned to a little-known Nintendo 3DS spin-off game called Detective Pikachu. We've known that a film adaptation has been in the works for quite some time, but yesterday we finally got our first look at the movie, including Ryan Reynolds as a talking, crime-solving Pikachu. Was it everything you were hoping for, nightmare fuel, or something else entirely?

Hit the jump and join the discussion!

As 2018 draws nearer and nearer to its end, numerous outlets will be handing out awards. The Game Awards, hosted for the fifth year by creator Geoff Keighley, will certainly be a popular awards show with millions of eyes tuning in to see not just accolades, but also teasers and reveals for upcoming games. With Keighley teasing that this year will feature more announcements than ever before, what do you hope to see?

Hit the jump and share your answers!

Back in 2012, Rooster Teeth unveiled the Red Trailer, giving the world their first ever look at a new anime-styled web series called RWBY. The show's unique 3D style, diverse characters, and outstanding soundtrack helped it rise from humble beginnings (remember the "shadow people" caused by Volume 1's low budget?) to become an international success, and it never stopped changing and growing along the way. 

That's never been more true than in recent years, as the tragic death of RWBY creator Monty Oum during Volume 3's production has forced the remaining writing and animating staff to carry out Oum's vision without his guiding hand. Soon after this, the team switched over to Maya for animation, giving it a whole new look to go with the new feel. Understandably, the show has experienced highs and lows during this transition, but those Monty left behind have stayed true to his life's mantra: Keep moving forward. With the debut of RWBY Volume 6 just days away, it's time to look back on how the show has fared with the changes brought by recent volumes, and how it can continue to grow and improve heading into the future.

This ain’t no contest, buddy – we’re literally giving these Steam keys away for The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day.

Do you get frustrated when you don’t win contests? Upset when someone else steals the prize you so desperately wanted? Do you shout to the heavens in anger when someone else is announced as the recipient of a prize? ComonGames understands, so they’re here to bring balance back to the world.

They’ve given us 5,000 copies of the acclaimed first episode of their series The Uncertain. To win, all you have to do is click below!

Nintendo Switch Online officially launched last week to some mixed reception. The company's first subscription model for online play is missing a lot of key features that draws gamers to other services like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, causing some people to call it a ripoff. However, the service is incredibly cheap for what it does offer, and a select group of Nintendo fans is appreciative of the benefits that are being offered.

What are your thoughts on the service so far? Head inside to let us know!

We're addicted to contests. Enter our latest one for Colina: Legacy to assist us in getting the help we need to get rid of these games.

I don't know why y'all like these spooky-ass games so much. One minute you're walking down a hallway having an apparently good time taking in the crappy old furniture and lack of natural lighting, and then bam! The ghost of your dead grandma's parakeet knocks the chandelier down and scares the "clean" out of your pants.

But hey, who am I to judge? Come get some of the scares in Colina: Legacy for Steam!

Free games, free games; where for art thou, free games? They're here in our contest, and this time with collectible card game Mad Crown for Steam.

What do you get when you mix an RPG, collectible cards, skill progression, dieselpunk aesthetics, monsters, dungeons, roguelike elements, and turn-based fighting? A run-on sentence, for starters. Also, you get Mad Crown, which celebrates its graduation out of Early Access this week.

To celebrate, developer S-Game is giving out 15 copies of the full game for you to dive into. Lucky you!

The internet has allowed the video game community to flourish like never before. People all around the world can come together and bond over all the awesome things about video games. This website and this article wouldn't exist if it weren't for the innovative technology that allows us to share opinions and news about video games and present it to such a wonderful community.

But the community has an ugly side too. Gamers can complain about some pretty dumb things. This time, the controversy is all about water puddles in Marvel's Spider-Man.

This week, Gamnesia is sponsored in part by QubicGames. This is a note from our sponsor:

Summer here in the northern hemisphere may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the doldrums of going back to school, work, or regular non-vacation life have to bring you down. QubicGames is celebrating the turning of seasons with their new super sale featuring seven of their hit party games going for just $1 each on the eShop! And be sure to check out the QubicGames Super Contest for your chance to win up to $250 in eShop Gift Cards!

At just a dollar a pop, why are you still reading this post? Go get some cheap games! Click below to find out more.

There are countless great retro games you likely missed out on when you were younger. For example, I grew up during the Nintendo 64 era of gaming, so I never had a chance to play older games like Super Mario World or A Link to the Past.

Fortunately, I discovered something later on in life that would give me easy access to these classics I had never even heard of at the time: emulation. The debate around the legality of emulation is intense. Which side do you fall on?

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a year and a half, and I think it's safe to say that this has been one of the most successful console launches anybody has ever had. But Nintendo is starting to fall flat. The first year of the system was fantastic, but the company has continued to make strange decisions and miss opportunities to make the system more appealing to a hardcore audience.

Head inside for more!

As a publicly traded company, one of Nintendo's duties is to meet with investors and shareholders at the end of each quarter and at the end of the fiscal year. These high-level meetings are for Nintendo's President and Directors to outline the company's numbers and share plans for the future. These meetings also give people who have invested their hard-earned cash in Nintendo the chance to ask the bigwigs tough questions face to face.

In recent years, some have instead used this time to make total fools of themselves, so we've rounded up some of the silliest, dumbest, and strangest things investors have said and done. Click below to enjoy!

Turn-based RPGs can take up a huge chunk of your time. While most games in this genre tend to have long stories, the dungeons you explore and the battles you fight in between these plot points will make up most of your experience.

You're likely to encounter hundreds, if not thousands, of random encounters throughout your playthrough, and this is where some of these RPGs get a ton of criticism. Some gamers will lose interest because it feels like you're just doing the same thing over and over again when you go into battle. So what are these games doing to turn away so many players? There are just some things that most RPGs can't get right at all. Head inside for more!

I never thought I would become engrossed in the world of visual novels. I always liked games that featured flashy action, RPG elements, and a ton of button mashing. So basically I liked Kingdom Hearts and Zelda.

If you were a Kingdom Hearts fan back in the day, you know that the series was spread across almost every single home console and portable system available. So I bought a PSP with only Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep in mind. I didn’t know of any other game on the device that would be interesting.

Several games later, I'm now a fan of visual novels. I never understood the importance of the genre, but now I respect every single person that strives to tell a great story with them. Head inside to read more!

Summer Games Done Quick is just a couple days away, starting this Sunday, June 24th, at 12:30 PM Eastern. As always, this week-long event will be packed full of amazing speedruns, all performed in the name of supporting Doctors Without Borders. SGDQ 2018 is boasting an impressive lineup of 175 runs, totaling an estimated 148 hours of gameplay. Many of these games have been featured before, but there is an exciting handful making their GDQ debut!

Head inside to check out what are sure to be some of the more exciting debut runs!