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Shantae's Very Rare, Very Expensive Game Boy Color Game Is Getting A Re-Release

The lowest price on eBay for a legitimate used copy of 2002 Game Boy Color platformer Shantae is around $530. That’s just the cart. Open with box and manual? Nearly $4,000. Sealed and graded? $10,000. As long as the new physical release Limited Run Games announced this afternoon is in the low three figures, I’ll be…Read more...

Fortnite YouTubers Buy Mansion, Decorate It Like Sad Teenagers

Behold the One Percent Fortnite house, a mansion some gaming YouTubers bought and proceeded to turn into a vaguely fun-looking giant home office. It’s both a reminder that even when you’ve “made it” as an influencer the grind never stops, and also that most people have no idea how to decorate a home like a grown…Read more...

Metal Gear Solid V Is Leaving Xbox Game Pass Next Week

Tomorrow, Fallout 76 and the one-of-a-kind action-RPG CrossCode are coming to Xbox Game Pass. But as life giveth, life taketh. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will soon depart Microsoft’s games-on-demand service.Read more...

The best TV shows of the year so far

In any other year, a mid-year check-in on the status of TV programming would almost certainly elicit a chorus of “there’s just too much of it!” But as we wait out each new cycle of lockdowns and reopenings, the overflowing content coffers of networks and streamers suddenly seem downright manageable. There’s time…Read more...

The Sims Is Getting A Reality Show Because Why Not

A competition-based reality show themed around The Sims is happening whether you like it or not.Read more...

Ninja's First-Ever YouTube Livestream Draws Over 100,000 Viewers

Tyler “Ninja”Blevins livestreamed on YouTube today, his first stream since Microsoft announced it was shutting down Mixer. The choice has fueled speculation about which platform he’ll make his permanent home going forward.Read more...

Novelty salt and pepper shakers divide TikTok, cause existential crises

Cutesy, slogan-emblazoned home goods comprise a category of merchandise we know all too well. You’ve seen these items while strolling through T.J. Maxx or Target or Sur La Table. They are the very bedrock of Pinterest boards. And now, a vapid little set of salt and pepper shakers have become the source of much strife…Read more...

Deadly Premonition 2 Is Incredibly Rough But All Sorts Of Charming

FBI special agent Francis York Morgan (call him York, everybody does) should not be a likable character. He’s eccentric. He’s self-absorbed. He holds lengthy, movie reference-filled conversations with a voice inside his head while the real people around him stare and shrug. Despite his many flaws, he’s one of the most…Read more...

Put Your Trainer Cap On: This Officially Licensed Interactive Pikachu Pal is Only $12

Interactive My Partner Pikachu | $12 | AmazonRead more...

Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic's Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more...

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