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Seven Pikmin — Purple, Blue, Yellow, Red, White, Pink (flying) and Rock — are pictured standing in grass among flowers

Pikmin Bloom has been helping me meet my outdoor walking goals for years

It has all a person could ever ask for in a step-tracking app: weird little aliens in silly outfits cheering you on.

Pikmin Bloom was released for Android and iOS in 2021 by Pokémon Go developer Niantic as another “go outside and touch grass” app, and I’ve been playing it pretty regularly since then.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
5 hours ago

Pikmin Bloom has been helping me meet my outdoor walking goals for years

It has all a person could ever ask for in a step-tracking app: weird little aliens in silly outfits cheering you on.

Pikmin Bloom was released for Android and iOS in 2021 by Pokémon Go developer Niantic as another “go outside and touch grass” app, and I’ve been playing it pretty regularly since then.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
5 hours ago
FlappyBird for Playdate

Someone made a Flappy Bird tribute for the Playdate that lets you use the crank to fly

It’s as addictive (and infuriating) as you’d expect.

FlappyBird by Chibisuke is a Flappy Bird tribute game made for the Playdate handheld. You can control the bird using either the up or A button, or the crank to add more difficulty. It's available on itch.io.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
13 hours ago
A still from RE6 that shows a woman saying "You're really confused by all this, aren't you, Leon?"

Over a million Switch owners have bought the worst mainline Resident Evil game ever

'Resident Evil 6' just landed on Capcom’s Platinum Titles list.

Resident Evil 6 for Nintendo Switch just got added to Capcom’s Platinum Titles list, meaning it’s crossed the threshold of one million units sold. That's despite it being almost universally panned by fans of the series.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
05.25.2024
This photo taken on May 24, 2023 shows flowers and toys placed to mourn for victims of a school mass shooting at the former Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the United States. The one-year anniversary of the school shooting killing 19 pupils and two teachers in Uvalde in the U.S. state of Texas arrives on Wednesday, marked by deep frustration as gun violence appears more rampant across the country. (Photo by Wu Xiaoling/Xinhua via Getty Images)

Meta and Activision face lawsuit by families of Uvalde school shooting victims

The companies exposed the shooter to the weapon he used, the lawsuit alleged.

A lawsuit by the families of the Uvalde school shooting victims accuse Meta and Call of Duty publisher Activision of exposing the shooter to the weapon he used.

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Mariella Moon
Mariella Moon
05.25.2024

Gaming Reviews

A still from the game Crow Country shows the purple-haired main character Mara in a standoff with a spindly humanoid creature

Crow Country is a darkly meditative callback to survival horror’s past

Inspired by some genre-defining PS1 classics, Crow Country is a force all its own.

Crow Country, which was released on Steam, PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S on May 9, just about checks all the boxes for survival horror, but it takes a gentler approach to the genre, making it feel more like a test of mental endurance than a fight for your life.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
05.24.2024
INDIKA

INDIKA weaves a mature tale of absurdity, hypocrisy and sexual violence

Hell is empty and the devils are inside me.

INDIKA demonstrates how a video game can tell a strange and beautiful story that involves, but isn't overwhelmed by, themes of sexual abuse.

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Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt
05.22.2024
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door review: A Switch remake (mostly) befitting a masterpiece

Yes, it’s still an absolute treasure.

It’s criminal that there’s been no way to play Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for over a decade.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
05.21.2024
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II review: A series of unfortunate events

Ninja Theory's sequel nails the vibe, and sometimes, that's all that matters.

Hellblade II is more of an extended, extremely anxious and violent vibe than a traditional adventure game.

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Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt
05.21.2024
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes preview: This may be my GOTY

The gameplay guides for this one are going to look like House of Leaves.

Simogo knows how to make a damn fine puzzle game.

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Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt
04.30.2024
Analogue Duo review: A second chance for an underappreciated console
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Analogue Duo review: A second chance for an underappreciated console

Analogue's love-letter to the TurboGrafx-16 hits almost all the right marks.

Analogue's most expensive console in years and its first system with a CD-ROM drive is the ultimate ode to a forgotten gem. It's not quite perfect, but it's a great addition to any serious game collector's arsenal.

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Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens
04.18.2024

Gaming Bests

The best gaming monitors

The best gaming monitors in 2024

Refresh rate, resolution and response times? Let Engadget help you demystify it all.

Choosing any computer monitor can be tricky, but it gets even more confusing when you want a new display for gaming. Here's everything you need to know before buying a gaming monitor, plus the best gaming monitors you can get today.

Ramattra in 'Overwatch 2'

The best free games in 2024 that you can start playing today

Some great games don't cost a thing.

These are the best free games you can play today, as chosen by Engadget editors.

The best Xbox games

The best Xbox games for 2024

Whether you have Series X, Series S, One X or One S, there's something here for you.

Here's a list of the best games for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, as chosen by Engadget editors.

The best PC games

The 20 best PC games you can play right now for 2024

Where to start with a juggernaut like PC gaming?

Here is a list of the best PC games you can get right now, as chosen by Engadget editors.

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