You may have missed these Pokémon Sun and Moon Easter eggs

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You may have missed these Pokémon Sun and Moon Easter eggs

Pokémon Sun and Moon are filled with in-jokes and gags that may have bypassed the average player. It’s not too late to go check them out, though, as YouTuber and Pokémon fan Maxx has done a lot of the legwork.

The video above collects almost 10 minutes of Easter eggs and where to find them, and some of them are pretty specific references that could use some explanation. Thankfully, Maxx fills in the gaps for some of these, like a gag based on the popular Hawaiian singer Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole.

Final Fantasy 15’s weirdest boss battles aren’t in the game itself

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Final Fantasy 15’s weirdest boss battles aren’t in the game itself

In the lead-up to Final Fantasy 15’s long-awaited release, Square Enix held a special livestream for Japanese fans filled with gameplay and goofs — lots and lots of goofs. The archive above, which features some fanmade English-language subtitles by user dominationkid w., gives fans a special look at an exclusive version of the game that will never make it past the confines of this pre-release event.

Square Enix prepared the Final Fantasy 15 “Mystery Disc” just for the stream, and by the looks of it, that’s a total shame. The content seen above is pretty wild, even by the standards of a game where precious Moogle dolls are used as demon bait. Between a fight against an oversized baby and a battle with Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda, the Mystery Disc looks like a good time in its own right.

This may be the last Final Fantasy 15 trailer we’ll ever get

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This may be the last Final Fantasy 15 trailer we’ll ever get

It’s taken us over 10 years to get to this point, but Final Fantasy 15 is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To mark this momentous occasion, Square Enix has uploaded a launch trailer, which in a way brings this game’s decadelong journey through development to a close.

At a little more than two minutes long, the “Ride Together” clip is mostly a collection of scenes we’ve seen before or will soon check out for ourselves, scored by Florence and the Machine’s cover of “Stand by Me.” The event the trailer is celebrating is far more exciting than the trailer itself, as it were, but that hasn’t always been the case for Final Fantasy 15.

You can now play Pac-Man and more arcade faves in Facebook Messenger

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You can now play Pac-Man and more arcade faves in Facebook Messenger

Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Galaga and other arcade classics are now playable on another platform: Facebook. The social media giant has introduced Instant Games, a new gaming feature, to Messenger and the news feed, making popular titles easily accessible while visiting Facebook.

Instant Games is now in closed beta, with a full launch date not yet specified. Players can launch the feature by tapping an icon in the messaging field, as well as while scrolling through the news feed. The feature will work on mobile and web, and will include social features without any added installations. Watch the how-to video above for a sense of how Instant Games will work once it’s live for everyone.

Pokémon Sun and Moon’s first global mission dares players to catch 100 million Pokémon

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Pokémon Sun and Moon’s first global mission dares players to catch 100 million Pokémon

Pokémon Sun and Moon’s debut massively multiplayer online event is now live, and it has one heck of an ask. Between now and Dec. 13, players worldwide are challenged to collect a total of 100 million Pokémon in order to win a nice prize.

That prize is not the title of World’s Best Trainer, but instead 1,000 Festival Coins per participant. These can be used to buy items and facilities in the Festival Plaza, which is Sun and Moon’s online multiplayer hub.

Nintendo teases attractions for theme park expansion in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood

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Nintendo teases attractions for theme park expansion in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood

Nintendo has released a brief teaser for what fans should expect out of its theme park expansion with Universal in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood.

The company published a video today, which features creative director Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal creative Mark Woodbury, that goes over the vision both companies have for the expansion. According to a press release from Nintendo, the parks will be “expansive, immersive and interactive.” Each theme park’s Nintendo world will be slightly different from the others, but all will include the company’s iconic characters, villains and gameplay.

Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017

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Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017

Marvel and Capcom characters will duke it out in a new crossover fighting game coming to consoles next year. Multiple sources tell Polygon that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is currently in development and slated for release sometime in 2017.

Capcom will unveil Marvel vs. Capcom 4 this week alongside Sony’s PlayStation Experience event, we’ve been told, where the Capcom Cup 2016 Street Fighter 5 tournament will be held.

Nintendo holding Switch hands-on event in New York Jan. 13

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Nintendo holding Switch hands-on event in New York Jan. 13

The Nintendo Switch — the console-handheld hybrid announced last month — will make its hands-on debut at a private event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017, Nintendo announced today.

The Switch will get a five-hour event in New York following a streamed presentation on the evening of Jan. 12, which Nintendo is referring to as its “Tokyo webcast.” That will offer more details about the upcoming hardware, which Nintendo has remained mum on since the three-minute announcement trailer debuted in mid-October.