TheGamer Originals

Here’s where you’ll find all our extremely correct opinions on all things gaming. We publish in-depth reports, critical analysis, reactions to the news, and lots of thoughts about Pokemon.


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Pikmin 4 Has Something For Everyone

Whether you want to minimize stress or maximize efficiency, Pikmin 4 has a mode for you.

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No, Nintendo's New Console Doesn't Need Achievements

Nintendo is the one console that doesn't gamify profiles, and the Switch successor shouldn't change that.

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The World Is Ready For Nintendo Switch 2

We've been waiting years for a more powerful successor, and the time has finally come for it to break cover.

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Disney Is Hoping We'll All Just Forget About The Allegations Against Jonathan Majors

Wouldn’t be the first time, probably won’t be the last.

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Dawntrail is Finally Giving Warriors Of Light The Vacation They Deserve

The Scions of the Seventh Dawn deserve a holiday after all they've been through.

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Nick Brawl 2 Is The Second And Last Chance For Platform Fighters

This game is coming sooner than expected and has so much to prove.

Hey Hasbro, Please Don't Ruin Dungeons & Dragons With AI

I’m tired of companies shoehorning new tech in where it isn’t needed

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Every Card Revealed For Magic: The Gathering's Commander Masters

Take a look at Magic: The Gathering's Commander-focused reprint set, Commander Masters.

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Mattel Wants A Cinematic Universe After Barbie. Does Anyone Else?

Vin Diesel's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots sounds like a 30 Rock joke, not a real summer blockbuster.

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We Deserve More Mentally Ill Protagonists In Triple-A Games

Indie games excel in exploring the darkest parts of mental illnesses, but triple-A games are lagging far behind

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Report: AI Girlfriends Are Here, And They’re Not Run By Real Girls

AI Girlfriend sites could be the future, but right now, it isn't one that women are in control of.

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The Dark Souls Anime Should Be An Anthology

Dark Souls has a rich history that would make for a great story, but I'd much rather unpack the stories nestled within obscure item descriptions.

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Starfield’s 900 Empty Planets Are Perfect For DLC

If Bethesda truly wants Starfield to be a “forever game” like Skyrim, it needs to match the efforts of its tireless fans

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SDCC's Funko Fundays Was The Most Unhinged Experience Of My Life

Comic-Con's Funko Funday was a fever dream, game show, and Freddy Funko cult meeting all rolled into one.

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I’m Not Ready To Move On From Tears Of The Kingdom

I have 105 hours in the latest Zelda, but I could spend 105 more.

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Nick Brawl 2 Has All The Signs Of Being A Rushed Product

Two years isn't enough for a platform fighter of this scope.

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