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A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Eric's Farewell | Off to Find a New Challenger

It's time for us to move on, but we'll carry USG with us wherever we go.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Latest News

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

Among Us Sneaks Aboard Game Pass for PC Today, Will Ruin Xbox Friendships in 2021

Yet another way to play Among Us today and one more planned for next year.

Latest Articles

Kat, Mat, and Eric's Top 10 Games of 2020

Our favorites of the year, from those who remain.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2020

From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.

USG Game of the Year 2020: Hades Isn't Just About Escaping Home, But Rebuilding It

This Greek myth feels like the culmination of everything Supergiant Games has created thus far.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Death by a Thousand Cyber-Cuts

Even if you get beyond the bugs, it's just not worth it.

Blaseball Made the Eternal Weeks of 2020 Bearable

From humble beginnings came a tale of peanuts, necromancy, hellfire, and community.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Exactly the Kind of Game the Series Needs Now

It takes the few good impulses of Disney's TV expansion and combines them with the best kind of Star Wars worldbuilding there is.

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 | Baldur's Gate 3's Early Access Is Making My GOTY List Very Difficult

It's hard to make a list when so many games are in flux.

Starting Screen | Now Is a Perfectly Good Time to Tackle Tough Subjects in Games Coverage

This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.

Latest Reviews

Godfall Review: You Probably Won't Fall In Love

Godfall is an okay launch game, but you won't want to stick around long term.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review: Good Times in the End Times

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity shows you a good time in Calamity Ganon's looming shadow.

Demon’s Souls Remake Review: The World Mended

The perfect hardcore launch title.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Bugsnax Review: Stranded on an Island and Lovin' It

The makers of Octodad are serving up another charming oddity on PS4, PS5, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review: Our Hero Swings to His Own Confident Beat

Anyone can wear the mask, but this one belongs to Miles Morales.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God: One Quest Ends, Another Begins

Happy adventuring.

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Cyberpunk 2077

52 Quotes and Stats That Defined Video Games in 2020

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | "'Ready when it's done' is not just a phrase, it's something we live by"

The Top Stories That Shaped Video Games in 2020

There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.

Cyberpunk 2077's Phone Needs a Silent Mode

V needs to turn on their voicemail box.

CD Projekt Red Is "Not Encouraging" Cyberpunk 2077 Returns, Joint-CEO Tells Investors

"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwiński.

CD Projekt Red Apologizes For Not Showing Last-Gen Cyberpunk 2077 Before Launch, Offers Refunds [Update]

The studio says it will be working on several updates to tune up the last-gen version.

Axe of the Blood God: The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundtable

We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.

Cyberpunk 2077's Day One PS4 and Xbox One Versions Are a Bit Rough

Older hardware is struggling with Night City.

Long Reads

The Callisto Protocol Could Carry the Spirit of Dead Space, Even Within the PUBG Universe

Striking Distance is bringing sci-fi horror to the PUBG universe.

Immortals Fenyx Rising's Depiction of Greek Myth Shrivels in Hades' Shadow

Hades' writing has raised the bar up to Olympus and beyond.

CD Projekt Could Wind Up Following BioWare in More Ways Than One If It's Not Careful

The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has a Quest That's Engineered to Destroy Dog Owners

How a big, winged good boy made me rethink humanity's love for dogs.

Are the PS5 and Xbox Series X Fated to Suffer the Same Hardware Problems as Their Predecessors?

If you've managed to get a new console, you might worry about a sudden failure blindsiding you. Here's what experts think about the longevity of the new machines so far.

These Are the Movies and TV Shows to Watch Before Playing Cyberpunk 2077

From Akira to Dredd, there's a lot to watch before Dec. 10.

I Thought Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Would be Too Archaic. I Was Wrong

A new translation and some key quality-of-life additions make this genre pioneer worth playing.

Mega Man X3's Instruction Booklet Is a Perfect '90s Snapshot of Web 1.0

Mega Man X3's odd booklet is a product that can only exist in 1995.

Retro

Nintendo's Doug Bowser Defends Limited-Time Mario Releases, Promises More Animal Crossing Updates

2020's most confusing Nintendo decision is a "celebration," but hey, at least we know the island fun won't be stopping soon.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

A new SNK box is on the way, it seems.

This Nintendo Power Cover Imagines a World Where Fire Emblem Came to the NES

But is it faithful to its respective time period? We ask the experts.

Role Playing Games

Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.

Dicey Dungeons Had a Surprise Launch on Switch Last Night

Turns out Nintendo had another card up its sleeve. A card with, uh… with dice on it.

How Familiars.io's Creator Fit Multiplayer Monster-Taming Into a Single Tweet

Bless Twitter's Javascript embeds for letting this Pokemon-like flourish.

What Was Your Favorite Game Awards Reveal?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Awards night is over. Which trailer are you still thinking about?

The Next Mass Effect's Trailer Could Be Teasing Both Milky Way and Andromeda

Showing two galaxies at the start was "intentional," according to the project's director.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Xbox Owners Are Switching Their Region to Play Cyberpunk 2077 Early

Be a Kiwi for a day if you want to get into Night City now.

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