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Baldur's Gate 3 Being Turn-Based Was "Never Really a Question"

We go in-depth on Baldur's Gate 3's battle system, its branching narrative, and more.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Might Have Genders After All Among Other New Details From PAX East

With a new demo at PAX East, fans are finally getting their hands on the latest Animal Crossing.

The Most Interesting Mega Man Character is a Reploid Who Fell in Love with a Human

There's a Mega Man Zero character who's a treasure trove of lore and timeline links. Stay a while and listen.

USgamer Is at PAX East 2020! Here's Our Full Schedule of Events!

We're looking forward to seeing you folks again this year.

Latest News

With Baldur's Gate 3 Coming to Stadia, Larian Reacts to the Platform's Struggles

"We of course follow the news, and we know what players are thinking and why they're thinking that."

Baldur's Gate 3's New Cinematic Trailer is Seriously Squicking Me Out

Horrific neural parasites. Why does it always have to be horrific neural parasites.

Newly-Revealed Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Shows Off Big Last-Minute Changes

A promotional video tape reveals an important bit of Ocarina of Time's history.

Microsoft Just Pulled Out of GDC Due to Coronavirus Fears [Update: Epic is Out Too]

Xbox developer joins Sony, EA, and other major devs in canceling events as Covid-19 spreads.

The Supple-Tongued Greninja is the Most Popular Pokemon in the World

Everyone's favorite blue frog bounds away with the big win.

Plague Inc. Banned in China For Including "Illegal Content"

The ban comes after the game introduced a 'Fake News' update.

New Details for Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Museum and Messages in a Bottle Revealed

You'll be able to get 'DIY Recipes' through the bottles.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's New Mythical Pokemon Will Eviscerate You...If a Caterpie Doesn't Kill It First

Your only defense against this mad monkey might be some ten-year-old's butterfly.

Latest Articles

Fuser Isn't Harmonix's DJ Hero, and It Won't Need a Plastic Turntable Either

Harmonix's latest, and its first big release for the Switch, is both in-line with the studio's past and feels brand new.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is "Three Times the Scope and Scale" of Blind Forest

We talk to the devs at Moon about delays, growing up as a studio, and success on the Switch.

Spellbreak Makes Battle Royale Anime as Hell

If you want a battle royale that spends less time on guns and hiding, Proletariat Inc. has a game for you.

How Sony and Kojima Productions Played Telephone Across the Globe to Create Death Stranding's Soundscape

Backstage at DICE 2020, the audio team at Sony tell us about working across time zones with Kojima Productions.

6 Resident Evil 3 Remake Details We Spotted That Fans Will Appreciate

From an easier-to-balance inventory to a familiar perk of fighting back against Nemesis, here's everything we noticed in our demo.

Resident Evil 3's Original Devs Are Using the Remake to "Really Build Out Raccoon City"

Producer Peter Fabiano tells us about working with a mixture of new and original developers on the remake, Resistance, and more.

Xbox Offering a Next-Gen Upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 Puts Serious Pressure On PS5

Microsoft is making the right moves ahead of the launch of the Xbox Series X.

Video Games Held No Meaning for Me Until Developers Gave Us Endings

If video games are a chaotic digital sea, narrative and endings are its lighthouses.

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 | Sonic Is a Success, but the Curse of Video Game Movies May Not Be Over

A few good films don't constitute a pattern, unfortunately.

Starting Screen | Paying Tribute to Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Marvelous Sh*tposting Community on the Eve of the New DLC

Part of the success of Fire Emblem: Three Houses was a passionate community plastering memes all over the internet.

Starting Screen | I Moderated a Gaming BBS in 1995, and It Was a Beautiful, Life-Changing Mess

When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.

Latest Reviews

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Review: A Big Legacy for Small Heroes

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings some love to heroes previously restricted to portable screens.

Dreams Review: An Endless Arcade of the Mind

Media Molecule wants you to reach into the depths of your imagination and recreate Crash Bandicoot.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review: Almost a Sonic Boom

After all the hype and controversy, Sonic serves up a perfectly competent video game adaptation.

Kunai Review: This Game Boy is Real Good at Swinging

Get into the swing of things with this ninja-flavored indie.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Review: Not Quite Silicon Valley, But It Could Get There

Apple's new show in collaboration with Ubisoft is off to a decent start.

Kentucky Route Zero Review: Hard Times Served

Delivering a new kind of American Dream.

Journey to the Savage Planet Review: Galaxy's Rough Edge

If it oozes green slime, we can kill it.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review: This is Definitely Not Its Final Form

Another game finally revisits the Legacy of Goku.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God: The Tropes We Love (and Hate) to See in RPGs

From sewer levels to ridiculous weapons, we talk about the tropes we both love and hate to see in RPGs.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Netflix Announces New Castmembers for The Witcher as Season 2 Production Begins

A familiar face (and beard) from Game of Thrones is joining the show's cast.

The Witcher 3 Finally Passes Steam's $50 Million Sales Threshold, Gets Better Revenue Split

CD Projekt Red is one of only a few companies that stand to reap this benefit.

PS5 and Xbox Series X Need Cross-Save as Standard or Next-Gen Consoles Will Feel Stuck in the Past

The next generation needs to focus on cross-platform features over pure graphical improvements.

THQ Nordic's Parent Company Acquires The Witcher 3's Switch Port Developer

The World War Z dev is under the Embracer umbrella.

CD Projekt Red Says "No Plans" to Bring Cross-Save to Other Versions of The Witcher 3

The Switch can share with PC, but there aren't plans to do the same for PS4 or Xbox.

A New Patch for The Witcher 3 on Switch Adds Cross-Save and More

It's not out in all regions yet, so you may need to wait a bit.

The Witcher 3 Sales Skyrocketed Last December, Thanks to the Netflix Show

The show and new Switch port boosted US sales 554% over last year.

The 25 Best Steam Games

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it. Now updated for 2020!

Long Reads

Two Decades Later, There Simply Can't Be Another Marvel Vs. Capcom 2

How smack talk and superheroes created a scene that can't seem to be replicated.

Nintendo Direct Hype Has Gotten Out of Control—And I Love It

Directs aren't just fun; they also have an important history. They're worthy of a little craziness.

I'm Gonna Make Hella Slopes With Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Terraforming

We can finally customize our towns however we want.

World of Horror Is a Delightfully Frustrating Struggle to Survive

This Ito-inspired roguelike is unlike most others you've played.

Black History Month: Where Are Our Black Gaming Journalists?

Journalism has never been diverse, and correcting the issue requires figuring out what the problem is in the first place.

To All the Video Game Characters We Never Got to Romance

We still love you, even if the game won't let us.

Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition Roundtable: A Challenger Heads Into Its Final Round

Mike and Eric sort out their feelings on where Street Fighter 5 stands with the release of its latest collection.

Retro

"Konami Code" Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies

The developer of the infamous series of inputs reportedly died yesterday.

USG Notebook: The Spectre of StarCraft: Ghost Haunts Its Leaked Build

Seeing the game playable again is a good time to reflect on the strife that bore it.

What Video Game Romances Should Have Remained Friendships?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | On Valentine's Day, we want to hear who you don't ship.

Role Playing Games

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Zarude Type, Ability and Release Info

A brand new mythical Pokemon was revealed for Pokemon Day 2020. Here's what you need to know.

Mewtwo is in Pokemon Sword and Shield Raid Battles, But There's a Catch

The Kanto region starters have also appeared.

Temtem Team is "Pretty Confident" About Cross-Save in Upcoming Roadmap

There's a whole host of new things coming to Temtem over the next year.

Diablo 4's Most Exciting Change Might Be Rebinding Left-Click

Blizzard's also working on co-op screen hogs.

Here Are the Voice Actors of Cyberpunk 2077

We've got everything you need to know about the actors and cast of Cyberpunk 2077.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: How to Change Your Names and Team Name

We show you how you can rename yourself and your team without deleting your save.

Is Animal Crossing New Horizons Going to Be On Nintendo 3DS and 2DS?

We look at whether the newest Animal Crossing will be available on other handheld devices.

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