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Black Work Matters

There's been an outpouring of support for black creators today, but it should always be there.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review: Let's Rock

Still hell marching after all these years.

The Video Game Industry Hits a Breaking Point

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Big game companies across the industry finally started using their voices to say something this week.

The Most Beautiful 2D Sprite Games of All Time

Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.

Latest News

Bloodborne Remaster Rumors Gain Traction, But Don't Quite Match Bluepoint's Previous Comments

Past statements from Bluepoint may dampen excitement for today's big rumors.

EA Play Is the Latest Event to Get Delayed

Another one week delay for a not-E3 2020 event.

Summer Games Done Quick Goes All-Online Due to COVID-19

The charity speedrunning event is sticking to its dates in August, though.

Destiny 2 Is Sending off the Season of the Worthy With an Almighty Bang

Or at least, that's what will happen if Rasputin has the goods.

The Guerrilla Collective Delays Its Digital Festival, Plans Show to Highlight Black Voices

The three day event has been pushed back, but there will be a new stream on Sunday.

Call of Duty Adds In-Game Black Lives Matter Messages

A new statement appears in both Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Cut Persona 5 Royal Scene Shows the Adult Confidants Finally Meeting

A Yakuza, a detective, and a journalist walk into a bar...

The Last of Us Part 2 Cover of "True Faith" Used for TV Ad Stirs up Familiar Issues

It also puts another tally in the "sad covers for marketing" column.

Latest Articles

Project Cars 3 Is Softening Its Hardcore Approach to Sim Racing

Slightly Mad Studios' simulation racer is trying to reach a wider audience, while still remaining hardcore.

Total War Saga: Troy Turns the Minotaur Into a Big Guy With Dreadlocks

Total War puts the history away for something a bit more mythic.

The Outer Worlds is a Pretty Bad Switch Port

A clever RPG with a lot of heart that is nevertheless difficult to recommend on Switch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Wedding Season Event is a Wonderful Pastel Toybox

The latest event has shades of Happy Home Designer.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Final Verdict on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Senior Editor Caty McCarthy joins the show to discuss her review and deliver her final verdict on the big remaster.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Review: You're in the Club

If you're looking for a great collection of traditional games, look no further than Nintendo's Clubhouse.

The Last of Us Part 2 is the Dark Counterpart to Animal Crossing

Two very different games, both of which feel perfectly suited for 2020.

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 | Could Super Mario Galaxy 3 Ever Hope to Top the First Two Games?

As we celebrate Super Mario Galaxy 2's 10th anniversary, we reflect on how Nintendo threw everything it had into its amazing sequel.

Starting Screen | Why Grand Theft Auto 5 is Still Capable of Crashing the Epic Games Store in 2020

Rockstar's return to Los Santos is one of the most popular games ever, and it's not going away anytime soon.

Starting Screen | The PS5 Has Revealed Barely Anything Compared to Xbox Series X, And It Hardly Matters

Xbox is mostly making the right moves, but it's still playing from behind.

Latest Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review: It's Finally Reyn Time on Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sands off its rougher edges for a more streamlined experience for the JRPG classic.

Minecraft Dungeons Review: Just Enough Loot For the Whole Family

This lighter spin on the Diablo formula has some life in it.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review: The Patron Saint of Mayhem is Back

This remaster will remind you of why you loved Saints Row: The Third in the first place.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Review: 101 Problems But a Switch Ain't One

It's wonderful to see these stranded Wii U heroes find a home on the Switch, but The Wonderful 101: Remastered is swarming with imperfections.

If Found Review: Falling out of Love

A mesmerising commentary on the nature of relationships.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix Review: Sadistic Music Factory

Project Diva returns to a portable platform, but how does it stack up to the rest of the series?

Streets of Rage 4 Review: Streets Ahead

A glorious revival for the venerated beat 'em up.

Predator: Hunting Grounds Review: It's Okay to Miss This Chopper

Predator's latest video game outing is rough around the edges.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God: Our Final Verdict on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Senior Editor Caty McCarthy joins the show to discuss her review and deliver her final verdict on the big remaster.

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The Last of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2 Has Some Impressive Audio Accessibility

Sounds like Naughty Dog's really gone the extra mile with options like text-to-speech.

The Last of Us Part 2's Hotline Miami Nod Was Almost Going to Be a Self-Reference

We could've been in for another Uncharted 4-style hat-tip.

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan Talks Keeping PS4 Owners Happy Into Next-Gen

Noting that many won't buy a PS5 "for a couple of years," Sony sees a "responsibility" to serve its PS4 base.

Report: New PS4 Games Must Be Compatible With PS5 From July 13 Onward

A new report says Sony is outlining next-gen compatibility for current devs.

The Last of Us Part 2 Developers Talk About Walking Ellie's Path Through the Real Seattle

You know there'll be a flood of up-close comparisons once the game launches.

Where to Watch Today's The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Showcase

This may be the last big preview of what Naughty Dog has in store for us.

New The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Airing in State of Play Tomorrow

We'll get a new look at Naughty Dog's sequel.

Long Reads

Why I'm Still Playing Gradius 35 Years After Its Original Release

On its 35th anniversary, the Vic Viper lives on.

USG Game of the Month: If Found Teaches Us There's Beauty in the Wake of Suffering

If Found is about the pain of change, and the growth that comes of that struggle.

Who Is the Best New Nintendo Character of the Past Decade?

Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?

Trackmania 2020 Is a New Onramp For the Racing Series

This remake of Trackmania Nations is a new entry into a classic franchise.

Why Pac-Man Still Delights Us 40 Years Later

Decades later, Pac-Man's thrill of the chase is still exhilarating.

How Erica Lindbeck Gave Jessie Rasberry a New Voice in Final Fantasy 7 Remake

We catch up with the voice actress who not only gave Jessie a voice, but helped make her a new fan favorite in the Final Fantasy 7 community.

A Former My Little Pony Fighting Game's Journey From Cease and Desist to Evo Online

How a dedicated team and a series of miracles led to Them's Fightin' Herds.

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope Remember Composing Goldeneye 007, Meeting Miyamoto, and Rare's Golden Age

"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."

Retro

A Lost NES Game Based on Tom Cruise's Days of Thunder Has Been Fully Reconstructed

There's a functional build, and the story of how it was put together is fascinating.

Cyberspace Is Looking Slick in the System Shock Remake

You can't jack-in with the remake's new demo yet, but you'll want to leave meatspace behind.

A Sonic Movie Sequel Is Off to the Races

Looks like the writers and director are coming back too.

Role Playing Games

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Walkthrough and Guides

In this Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide, we'll be walking you through ship combat, recruiting new crew members, the full controls layout, Exploration versus Guided mode, and more.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Controls Guide

We show you the controller layout and how to perform all actions when exploring the lands of Ancient Greece.

Netflix's Witcher May Be One of the First Shows to Resume Production in the UK

A new report says the show's studio is finalizing safety procedures for reopening.

Final Fantasy 16 Rumors Are "Annoying," Says Naoki Yoshida

Final Fantasy 14 is still Yoshida's focus "for years to come."

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Remaster Appears on the Microsoft Store

That's one pretty detailed listing for the "Re-Reckoning."

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: How to Get the Best Armor

Here's our full guide on getting elite Legendary armor sets in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, including the Spartan War Hero, Master Artemis, and other sets.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Find and Beat the Skeleton Horsemen Secret Boss Fight

Four skeletal horsemen are riding around as a hidden random event in Minecraft Dungeons. We'll show you how to find and beat them here.

Cyberpunk 2077's Night City Wire Event Delayed to Later This Month

"More important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard."

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