Fallout-Esque Games You Should Play, Nintendo Switch Secrets, And More

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If you loved the Fallout TV series and want to dive into a game that’s like it, but not too like it, we curated a list for you. We’ve also got some hidden Nintendo Switch secrets to make the most of the handheld console, lingering Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth help, and yeah, we’re back into Destiny 2. Read on for the major tips of the week.

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The Nintendo Switch has been around for a while, and yet the console might still surprise you after all these years.Photo: Kyle Barr / Gizmodo

The Nintendo Switch has been around the block. To hammer that point home, Nintendo’s ultra-successful console celebrated its seventh release anniversary just last month. The little console that is still widely loved for its innovative controllers and portable form factor, so much so the long-speculated Nintendo Switch 2 is still driving fans mad with the wait. We probably have a year or so before a sequel Switch arrives, so maybe it’s time to truly get to know your console. It doesn’t matter if you have the Switch Lite or the Switch OLED; the ultra-light device is capable of a fair bit more than many users realize despite its size. - Kyle Barr Read More

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Amazon’s new Fallout series is a smash hit and also, pretty dang good, too! And while the series is based on Bethesda’s popular post-apocalyptic RPG franchise of the same name, there are plenty of other games you can play after watching the show if you want more Fallout vibes. - Zack Zwiezen Read More

Cloud stands admist burning flames.

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Destiny 2 Guardians stand prepared for the Last Wish raid in the Dreaming City.

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Destiny 2 is back on the menu thanks to a brilliant new horde mode called Onslaught. As players return to the sci-fi shooter MMO in droves following the free Into The Light update that’s been showering them with loot, a lot of you are no doubt behind on the latest top gear. Fortunately, Apex Predator is arguably the best legendary rocket launcher in the game and it’s really straightforward to get, making it the perfect piece of loot to grind for ahead of The Final Shape. - Ethan Gach Read More

A Helldiver looks out at bugs in the distance.

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Arrowhead Studios continues loading up Helldivers 2 with new content including a new powerhouse rifle with jet-propelled shells that explode on impact. It’s called the R-36 Eruptor and it makes clearing out Automaton Fabricators and Terminid bug holes a breeze. You’ll need to fork over some cash or grind super credits to unlock it, but once you do it’s well worth the investment. It’s so strong it feels like it should be locked behind its own stratagem. - Ethan Gach Read More

A title card for the new FF16 reads THE RISING TIDE against images of a boat on the water and large rocks rising up out of it.

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The second DLC pack for Final Fantasy 16, The Rising Tide, is officially playable around the world. Compared to its predecessor, Echoes of the Fallen, The Rising Tide promises a longer campaign and new Eikonic powers for Mr. Clive Rosfield to bring into battle. That said, if you’re still early in your journey across Valisthea, don’t expect to use Leviathan’s powers any time soon. - Timothy Monbleau Read More

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Originally released in 1999, Final Fantasy VIII may not have gone on to enjoy the critical acclaim of its predecessor, that being the one and only Final Fantasy 7, but it’s certainly earned its place in the hearts of many a Final Fantasy fan. - Claire Jackson Read More

Destiny 2 Guardians face off against enemies.

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Destiny 2 is gradually getting closer to ending a 10-year-old story saga with The Final Shape. The expansion, releasing on June 4, isn’t the last we’ll see for developer Bungie’s online shooter, but it will close a few long-standing character arcs and story lines, like pitting you against The Witness, an entity that has been teasing its upcoming arrival for a few expansions now, - Diego Argüello Read More

A power armor suit stands in front of Atlantic City.

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If you’ve recently returned to Fallout 76 or are trying it for the first time, you probably can’t wait to get your hands on some power armor, the hulking metal suits that protect you from the irradiated wasteland’s dangers. They’ve been a central part of each game in the franchise, and Fallout 76 is no different. They’re not so simple to find, however, and you have to reach a certain level before you can start to take advantage of them. - Ethan Gach Read More

Final Fantasy XIV characters ride mounts.

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Final Fantasy XIV is no stranger to crossover and collaboration events, such as the recent event that had players running around Eorzea with Clive for a brand new Torgal mount. These events are often only running for a limited time, and the upcoming Yo-kai Watch collaboration is no different. Returning since its last appearance in 2020, it’s time for players to get their mounts and minions before it goes away again. - Jesse Vitelli Read More

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