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Auto Chess is the Latest Gaming Industry Gold Rush, Like MOBA and Battle Royale Before It

In such a short period of time, there's been an explosion in the autobattler genre.

Samurai Shodown Review-in-Progress

The venerated fighting game series is back.

7 Games to Play After Watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.

The Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest Takes on the TurboGrafx-16

Kat and Nadia examines the RPG legacy of the PC Engine, Kat has an update on her Final Fantasy 7 playthrough, and Nadia talks about Bloodtained.

Latest News

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.

Hearthstone Swaps Around Classic Set, But Initial Reactions Seem Mixed

The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.

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

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

Mario Royale Becomes "DMCA Royale" To Avoid Copyright Issues

Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.

Latest Articles

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer: All the Big Fan Theories That Have Already Emerged

It looks like Ganondorf is making his Breath of the Wild debut, and that can only spell trouble. We've analyzed the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer.

What's Your Favorite Anime Series?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Evangelion's resurrection comes anime discourse.

The Outer Worlds Makes Conversation As Powerful as Combat

There's a variety of way to tackle your problems in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Reminds Me How Much I Missed Touring Castles from Hell

Sometimes you want to go where everybody eats your skin.

Sea of Solitude is a Deeply Personal Project For One Developer

This fantastical adventure is based on a real story.

Sega on Bringing the Old Team Back Together to Create the Genesis Mini

Sega talks about the lengths it went to create a proper Sega Genesis mini-console.

Breath of the Wild 2's "Rehydrated Ganondorf" Isn't Just Sexy - He's Sweet, Too

The latest art trend shows a fascinatingly softer side to the Gerudo king.

Judgment Review

Tangle with the Tojo Clan again, but this time as a detective.

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Starting Screen | How the Second Half of 2019 is Shaping Up for Video Games Now That E3 is Over

We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Dud of an E3 2019 Press Conference Makes Sony Look Smart for Skipping the Show

Sony got more out of a Wired interview than Microsoft did in an entire press conference.

Starting Screen | E3 2019 May Be the Beginning of the End of Old Console Wars as We Know Them

As platforms give way to services, Microsoft is going back to its roots amid its new console reveal.

Latest Reviews

Cadence of Hyrule Review

Can you dig it, suckah?

Slay the Spire Review

One of the best indie games on PC makes its way to Switch. Our full review.

Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review

What's the difference between a Khajiit and a housecat?

Dauntless Review

Phoenix Labs stands undaunted in the face of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World.

Alt-Frequencies Review

'Unlock our frequency, find the truth.'

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

The ice has melted, but what's underneath is still dead.

Oculus Quest Review

Oculus finds what feels like the sweet spot in terms of consumer-grade virtual reality.

Observation Review

An eerie space station adventure that's derailed by some questionable design decisions.

Podcast

The Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest Takes on the TurboGrafx-16

Kat and Nadia examines the RPG legacy of the PC Engine, Kat has an update on her Final Fantasy 7 playthrough, and Nadia talks about Bloodtained.

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Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red Says It Won't Hold Any Cyberpunk 2077 Content Back for Future DLC

Its approach sounds similar to how The Witcher 3's DLC was handled.

Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu

At E3 2019, we sit down with the director of Cyberpunk 2077's quests to learn about how Night City, life paths, and more will affect how the story unfolds.

Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up E3 2019: Kat Loses Her Mind Over Pokemon

Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Let You Create Transgender Characters

CD Projekt Red ultimately wants a robust character creator.

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!

Keanu Reeves Has the Second Most Dialogue in Cyberpunk 2077

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

CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk 2077 Controversies: "There are a Lot of People [...] That Really Care About These Subjects and We Want to Do it Right"

CD Projekt Red is determined to regain fan trust after a slew of controversies dating back to last year.

Vote Here for the USG Best of E3 2019 Community Award!

What did you love most from E3 2019? We want to hear from you!

Long Reads

Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Largely Misses the Point

A free-to-play jumble that misses what made Pokemon Go and its own source material so special.

Sky: Children of the Light is a New Game From the Creators of Journey Where Everyone Wants to Give You a Hug

At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with the next social adventure from thatgamecompany, which launches next month.

Super Mario Maker 2's Story Mode Is a Charming Way to Learn How to Make Courses

Combined with Yamamura's Dojo, Super Mario Maker 2's Story Mode will give you great level design ideas.

Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife

Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.

Youngblood's Producer On Telling a Coming-of-Age Story in the World of Wolfenstein

How a few hand signals and two young leads shifted MachineGames' view on the series.

"We're Never Gonna Make an Apex 2:" Apex Legends Devs Look Ahead to Season 2, and Way Beyond

At EA Play last week, we interviewed Apex Legends' executive producer and lead product manager about all the changes coming this summer.

Adding Dash To Doom Eternal "Broke the Game For Quite a While," Developers Say

Why Doom Eternal's developers are calling it their Evil Dead 2.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Devs on Bumping Up Difficulty, New Flagship Monsters, and Which Weapon Needs the Biggest Boost

We talk to the Monster Hunter: World team at Capcom about the upcoming expansion.

Retro

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

Fan-Made "Mario Royale" is a Blast, For As Long As It Sticks Around

But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Fans Create Awesome-Looking Original Retro Throwback

Pizza Power! Cowabunga! And other exclamations made popular by '80s pop culture.

How the Z-Axis Changes Trials of Mana's Remake

A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.

Role Playing Games

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.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Xbox - Is Final Fantasy 7 Remake Coming to Xbox One?

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is launching on the PS4 in 2020. But will there be a version of Final Fantasy 7 on Xbox One?

The Witcher 3 Endings - How to get Every Good and Bad Ending, All Endings Explained

Here's how to get every good and bad ending in The Witcher 3, for Geralt, Ciri, Yeneffer, Triss, others, and every ending explained.

All the Essential Zelda Breath of the Wild Tips and Guides You Need

Here's our complete Zelda Breath of the Wild essential tips and tricks, including a beginner's guide to get you up and running in Hyrule.

Dauntless Best Weapons - The Best Dauntless Weapons and Damage Stats

This is our guide to the best Dauntless weapons, as well as a list of all the weapon damage stats.

The Witcher 3 Switch Release Date, Control Changes, Trailer - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to The Witcher 3 Switch port, including a release date, price, port tech details, and more.

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