Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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Latest Articles

We're Going to Learn a Lot More About DeNa's Pokemon Masters Mobile Game Later This Week

The Pokemon Company is prepping a livestream event just for Pokemon Masters.

New Areas Uncovered in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening E3 Demo

Check out the Tal Tal Heights and more in a new Link's Awakening demo video.

We're Going to Learn a Lot More About DeNa's Pokemon Masters Mobile Game Later This Week

The Pokemon Company is prepping a livestream event just for Pokemon Masters.

New Areas Uncovered in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening E3 Demo

Check out the Tal Tal Heights and more in a new Link's Awakening demo video.

Capcom Still Wants to Make New IP, Even as Established Franchises Find New Life

Capcom hasn't given up on new franchises, but older ones are doing better than ever.

Yakuza: Kenzan Could Be Suitable for a Kiwami-Style Remake, Producer Says

The never-before-localized Yakuza spinoff could make it to the west if remade.

Late Nintendo CEO's Iwata Asks Feature to be Compiled Into a New Book

Satoru Iwata's popular feature will be the basis of a new book.

Fortnite Kicks Off 14 Days of Summer With a New LTM Every Day

Enjoy some fun in the sun...indoors with Fortnite.

After a Rough Fiscal 2019, EA Executives Give Up Their Bonuses

After struggling with Anthem and Apex Legends, EA's top execs lose their bonuses.

Nintendo France President: Switch Has the Highest Attach Rate of Any Nintendo Console Ever

The Switch is seeing success all around the world.

StarCraft is Getting a Kid-Friendly Graphics Pack Courtesy of Carbot Animations

StarCraft is getting a new look courtesy of the YouTube animation team.

Gran Turismo Sport Demos Stunningly Realistic Rain Weather Effects for the First Time

Gameplay footage genuinely looks live-action.

Xbox Beats Out PlayStation and Nintendo for Spot on 100 Most Valuable Brands List

Both Sony and Nintendo failed to make the list.

Twitch Lawsuit Blames Artifact Porn Streams for Permanently Pushing Users Off the Platform

Twitch reveals the extent of the damage caused by the Artifact stream attack.

EA Defends Loot Boxes as "Quite Ethical and Quite Fun" Amid Questioning by U.K. Parliament

EA and Epic continue to defend "surprise mechanics" following recent government inquiries.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake New Details: Original Events, Honey Bee Inn Cross-Dressing, and More

Tetsuya Nomura reveals even more details for Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer: "The Business is Not How Many Consoles You Sell"

Spencer says you shouldn't worry about the hardware side of things.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Launches Later This Week, Pokemon Go Fest-Style Event Possibly This Summer

We have a release date for Niantic's Harry Potter AR game.

NPD: Mortal Kombat 11 Is Now the Bestselling Game of 2019 So Far

Mortal Kombat scores a second win.

Niantic Buys a Digital Board Game Company to Form New London Office

Niantic is also on a buying spree.

Astral Chain, Platinum's Upcoming Cyberpunk Switch Exclusive, Began as a Fantasy Game

Astral Chain wasn't always set in a cyberpunk future.

The First Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Beta is Exclusive to PS Plus Members on PS4 and Available Very Soon

Sony console owners will get the first shot at the new monsters in Iceborne.

Destiny 2 Daily Active User Count Surges as Interest for Series Returns

The player count hit over one million for the first time in a while.

Nier: Automata Fan Art Forces Elon Musk Off Twitter

Elon Musk felt the weight of the world.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed, Including Eden Raid Release Date

Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.

Fortnite Came Close to Being Canceled

There's an alternate timeline out there without Fortnite.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says E3 Just Isn't the Same Without Sony

Without the friendly rivalry, E3 suffered a little bit.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Let You Create Transgender Characters

CD Projekt Red ultimately wants a robust character creator.

Amazon Game Studios Reportedly Lays Off Dozens of Employees

The studio still has yet to ship an original console game.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will "End Up on All Platforms," Phil Spencer Confirms

The popular MMORPG will eventually come to PlayStation and maybe even the Switch.

After Six Months, Fallout 76 Players are Finally Getting a Canvas Bag

Put your power armor helmet where it belongs.

We've Learned a Lot About Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Including Why It Was Delayed

Here's what we learned about Animal Crossing: New Horizons from E3.

Keanu Reeves Has the Second Most Dialogue in Cyberpunk 2077

You'll be hearing a lot from Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077.

Gears Tactics Still In Development, Gears of War Producer Confirms

The missing Gears game is still okay.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Support Next-Gen Consoles, Square Enix CEO Confirms

So whether you're on the PS4 or PS5, you'll have Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Square Enix is Mulling Over a Subscription Service for Classic Games, if It Can Find Them First

Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.

Riot Games Under Investigation by the State of California For Gender Discrimination [Update]

Riot Games has allegedly refused to cooperate with the state over an investigation into gender discrimination.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Replaces Longtime Cloud Strife Voice Actor

Steve Burton will be stepping down from the role after 17 years.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Have Romance, but Only After a Five-Year Time Skip

Also, there will be dual-audio options for the whole game.

CD Projekt Red Says Capitalism is the Reason for Controversial In-Game Cyberpunk 2077 Ad

CD Projekt Red addresses controversial in-game ad in Cyberpunk.

Will PS5 and Scarlett be the Last Console Generation? Execs Disagree

Phil Spencer's view on the future of consoles differ from Ubisoft's top executive.

Elden Ring Will Be Just as Tough as Past Soulsborne Games, Hidetaka Miyazaki Says

We'll see how well George R.R. Martin's mythos meshes with FromSoft's gameplay.

Konami Announces a Surprise TurboGrafx-16 Mini Console, Initial Lineup Includes R-Type

Konami's surprise E3 announcement was for another mini console.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Director Returns for the Sequel, Will be a Continuation of the First Game

Hidemaro Fujibayashi is taking the reigns again for the Breath of the Wild sequel.

Halo Infinite's E3 2019 Trailer Was All Running in 343's Newest Game Engine

It's actually the opening cinematic to the Halo Infinite campaign.

Microsoft Talks About Desire to Buy Japanese Studio, What Needs to Happen With Game Pass Exclusives

Phil Spencer and Matt Booty are still keeping things about Xbox's future a secret.

Entire The Witcher 3: Complete Edition Will Fit on the Notoriously Small Switch Cartridge

Saber Interactive found a way to get The Witcher 3, and all the expansions in a single cartridge.

All the Other Nintendo Switch Games Coming Out, From Spyro to Alien: Isolation

Nintendo had a lot of games to announce, so much that they had to do it in a sizzle reel.

Banjo-Kazooie Bring a Beatdown to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate This Fall

The Rare duo are joining the fight.

Animal Crossing New Horizons for Switch Delayed to March 2020

A blow to many prospective, virtual home buyers.

No More Heroes 3 is Finally Here and It's Coming to Switch in 2020

Travis Touchdown strikes back!

Resident Evil 5 and 6 are Both Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall

The Resident Evil collection grows on the Nintendo Switch.

The Witcher 3 is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Switcher 3 is real, it's actually real.

Luigi's Mansion 3 is Nintendo's Take on The Shining

Partner with Gooigi and fight ghosts.

Dragon Quest Hero is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A true hero comes to the Switch.

We Still Don't Much About Outriders, People Can Fly's New Shooter

People Can Fly has a dark looking shooter, and that's all we know so far.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Full Combat System Revealed as a Hybrid of Real-Time and ATB Mechanics

The best, most complete look at Final Fantasy 7 Remake yet. Including Tifa.

Project Scarlett Will be Backward Compatible for Games and Accessories, All the Way Back to the Original Xbox

To what extend this backward compatibility goes is still up in the air.

Gods and Monsters is a New Greek Mythology Adventure From the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Team

It's coming in 2020 to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

The Division Live-Action Movie is Heading to Netflix

Ubisoft will release its upcoming live-action film on the popular streaming platform.

Epic Games Store Snags Another Big Exclusive: Cult Favorite Shenmue 3

Yu Suzuki's long-awaited sequel is coming to PC...via the Epic Games Store.

Watch the PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Here at 10 a.m. PT to See Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Hardware news, indie games, and some Epic surprises, probably.

Doom Eternal Will Have Two Single-Player DLC in the First Year of Launch

The ride doesn't end after you beat Doom Eternal.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date Set for March 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a trailer and release date before Square Enix's big E3 presentation.

GhostWire: Tokyo is a Supernatural Occult Game from Shinji Mikami

Think supernatural, not survival horror.

Project Scarlett, Xbox's Next-Gen Console Will Support 8K Resolution, 120fps, and Launch With Halo in 2020

The next-gen Xbox will be the most powerful Microsoft console yet.

Dying Light 2 Gets a Surprisingly Emotional New Trailer

Techland is back with a vengeance for Dying Light 2.

The Outer Worlds is Coming to Xbox Game Pass at Launch in October

Obsidian's newest RPG is getting the first-party Xbox treatment.

Madden 20 Gets a Gameplay Reveal and Ratings Performance Adjuster at EA Play

This year's Madden wants to capture NFL stars as realistically as possible.

Apex Legends Season 2 Reveal: Wattson, Ranked Mode, Improved Battle Pass Challenges

Respawn is addressing major complaints for Apex Legends Season 2. Will it be enough?

Here's 15 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay

Respawn's Star Wars game finally has gameplay, and yup, it's Star Wars.

FIFA 20 Looks to Be Adding the Flavor of FIFA Street With the New Volta Mode

A new mode takes the soccer action to the streets.

Ni No Kuni Remastered Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC According to Yet Another Bandai Namco Leak

Another leak for Bandai Namco right before E3 2019.

Elden Ring is FromSoftware's Collaboration With Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin Based on New Leak

A new project by Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki and author George R.R. Martin.

Tales of Arise Potentially Leaks, Reveal Set for Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference [Update: We Have a Logo]

A new Tales RPG seems to have been revealed a little too early.

Storylines to Watch Heading Into E3 2019, From Streaming to Next-Gen Consoles

E3 is next week and we want answers to the most pressing video game questions of 2019.

No Downside to Releasing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Take-Two CEO Says

Strauss Zelnick is taking a different approach to questions about Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.

Breaking Down the Cost of Google's $130 Stadia Founder's Edition

Is Stadia worth it? Depends on your personal gaming needs.

Rainbow Six Quarantine Rumored for E3 as Ubisoft's Entire Show Continues to Leak

Ubisoft loses another game to E3 leaks.

Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory's Next Game, Appears to Have Leaked Ahead of E3 2019

Ninja Theory's first game since getting acquired by Microsoft.

The Witcher 3 on Switch Rumors Are Gaining Steam Ahead of E3

How likely is a Switcher 3?

Destiny 2: Cross-Save is Coming to All Platforms, Including PS4

Soon you can move your Destiny 2 save file around freely.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep's First Trailer Shows a Return to the Moon and an Old Friend

We're going to the dark side of the moon.

FIFA Neymar Cover is Not FIFA 20 Cover, EA Confirms

EA speaks on the recent FIFA 20 cover leak.

Sony CEO Says PS5 Backward Compatibility is More Important Now Than Any Previous Generation

More details about PS5 backward compatibility from the boss of PlayStation.

Sony CEO: There is "No Scenario Where PlayStation and Xbox Platforms Combine"

Sony and Microsoft are working together on streaming, but don't expect an XStation anytime soon.

Destiny 2 Cross-Save Leaked, but the Feature Might Not Come to PS4

The feature might finally come to Destiny 2, but there's a catch.

Ubisoft Confirms Watch Dogs Legion, With More to Come at E3

We’re going to hack across the pond.

Bethesda on Choosing to Bring Fallout 76 to Steam: "It Was an Easy Decision"

In a year for Epic Games Store, Bethesda chose Steam.

Mojang Currently Has No Plans To Rescue Minecraft: Story Mode From Being Delisted

Mojang might not pull a Skybound to save Minecraft: Story Mode.

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