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Who's Your Favorite Video Game Cat?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Morgana? Cait Sith? Tell us who your favorite video game feline is.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

After a decade, a new alliance is here.

How One Modder Builds Handheld Custom Consoles Through the Magic of Community and Self-Teaching

For modder Chris Downing, making his own handheld consoles is even more fun than playing them.

How Does Fire Emblem: Three Houses Stack Up Against Persona, Bully, and Other Games With School Settings?

We don't need no education, but video game characters are another story.

Latest News

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Sega Parts Ways With Narrative Game Studio Interior Night

Narrative experiences don't seem like a fit for Sega.

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.

"Eventually, All of Our Games Will Be Safely in the Cloud Too and We'll Feel Great About It"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Google responds to legitimate concerns about Stadia by talking to would-be customers like they are toddlers.

Latest Articles

Blacksad: Under the Skin Stars a Feline as a Detective, But It's No Kid-Friendly Zootopia

Blacksad: Under the Skin is like volume 2.5 in terms of when it takes place in the comic book series.

Splatoon 2 Players Are Dressing Up For The End Of The World

We're near the end of Splatoon 2's updates and events, but it's going out in style.

Sky: Children of the Light Might Be the Best Looking Mobile Game Ever

Thatgamecompany's long-awaited follow-up to Journey has some beautiful clouds, and it looks surprisingly great on mobile too.

Metal Gear Solid 2's Commentary On America On The Brink Resonates Just As Strong Today

An essay on Metal Gear Solid 2, from the new book collection of Metal Gear Solid essays called Okay, Hero.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Marvel Heroes Who Could be DLC

There's some strong candidates that could be added to this roster.

Man vs. Mario Maker 2: The Superball, Arby's, and World 1-1 is Burning

On this week's Man vs. Mario Maker, we bring you eight new courses full of delight and despair.

It Took Several "Crappy Prototypes" For Furi Developer To Get To Haven

A change in pace was not easy, but it was much needed.

Starting Screen is our weekly column featuring news, commentary, and music to help you get over your case of the Mondays.

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Starting Screen | A Reminder for Fans Raging About Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every New Entry is Somebody's First

In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.

Starting Screen | It's Becoming Impossible To Keep Up With More Than A Couple "Forever" Games

Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?

Starting Screen | Super Mario Maker 2 Wants To Make You A Better Level Designer

Super Mario Maker 2 teaches you to respect your players, not frustrate them.

Latest Reviews

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

With these hands we will destroy, and with these hands we will rebuild.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Review

Now, this is a story all about how, our life got flipped—turned upside down.

Sea of Solitude Review

I'll send an SOS to the world.

Outer Wilds Review

And tomorrow comes. It’s a world, it’s a way.

Samurai Shodown Review

The venerated fighting game series is back.

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

Now you can make horrible, mind-rending Mario courses on the Switch.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

The night begins to shine.

Samurai Shodown Review-in-Progress

The venerated fighting game series is back.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Switch Lite, and More!

Kat and Nadia finally have some new RPGs to play. Here's what they think of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dragon Quest Builders 2!

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Excellent, But Its Excellence Comes at a Cost - Review Impressions

Three Houses solidifies the trends that began with Awakening, but in a good way (mostly).

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Essentially A Spiritual Successor To A Game That Never Came West

The spirit of one of the best Fire Emblems lives on, two decades later.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Scale "Simply Wouldn't Have Been Possible" Without Koei Tecmo, Says Devs

They needed a hand making battles even bigger, so they went to the masters.

The E3 2019 Awards: The Best Games We Saw at This Year's Show

Here are all the best games we saw at E3 2019, including our Game of the Show!

Long Reads

What Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has to Say About Today's Real World Problems

Final Fantasy's latest expansion draws on our experiences to tell a fantastic story.

Blazing Chrome Gets Contra in a Way that Contra: Rogue Corps Does Not

Developer JoyMasher crafts a wonderful homage to Contra 3: The Alien Wars.

Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing”

For some, the Workshop is "one of the best things to happen to Overwatch."

Dr. Mario World is Breaking My Brain, But in a Good Way

Dr. Mario and the whole Mushroom Kingdom reunite to cure more diseases. Maybe they can destroy cancer this time.

Retro

Streets of Rage 4 Brings Back Composers From the Genesis Games

And adds some notable additional talent as well.

Fans "Will Be Pleased" With Sonic the Hedgehog's Movie Redesign, Paramount Says

Beware of making promises you cannot keep, movie peddlers.

Role Playing Games

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the Latest Game to Get a Dreams Knockoff

It looks slightly ropy, but still very impressive.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Room Recipes

All the room recipes you'll need for Dragon Quest Builders 2

Trails of Cold Steel 3's Western Launch Delayed By A Month

North America and Europe will have to wait a bit longer.

New Switch Joy-Con Colors are Coming but Fans Wonder if Nintendo's Fixed the Notorious "Joy-Con Drift"

Joy-Cons are like cars in racing anime: They're snazzy and they're good at drifting.

The Division 2 Episode 1 Release Date - Expeditions, National Zoo

There’s brand new DLC coming for The Division 2. Here’s what you need to know about The Division 2: Episode 1.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Multiplayer - How to Unlock on PS4 and Switch

Here's how Multiplayer works in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Our guide to unlocking multiplayer in Dragon Quest Builders 2 and what options are available.

You'll Have To Play Cyberpunk 2077 At Least Three Times To See How Life Paths Pan Out

Where you come from will affect where you go, and how.

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