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Meet the Player Protesting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Violence by Playing as a Pacifist

This artist's act of protesting the violence in the Modern Warfare series is playing them without hurting a soul.

Once the King of PC Gaming, MechWarrior is Now the Big Stompy Ghost of a Bygone Era

A legacy series returns, and there’s little else like it in gaming today.

The CEO of Japanese Indie Publisher Dangen Entertainment Resigns As Allegations of Harassment Mount

Ben Judd is stepping back from the publisher he helped found, as well as his "other industry endeavors."

Latest News

Fortnite Just Brought Old-School Split-Screen Multiplayer to Modern Consoles

Team up for duos and squads action on one couch and one console.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remaster Delayed Until Summer 2020

On the plus side, it'll have transferable saves across all platforms.

If You're Bad at Tetris 99, You Can Now Squad Up For Help

The puzzle-battle royale hybrid just got friendlier.

Latest Articles

For Axiom Verge's Creator, the Switch Was a "Natural Platform" For the Sequel

Thomas Happ answers our most pressing questions about today's announcement.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Shows the Series Can Shine on Switch

This great collection highlights a potential direction for the Assassin's Creed franchise.

Starting Screen | Tyrants, Dollhouses, and Rude Geese: Looking Back on 2019's Great Gaming Moments

There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.

Tekken Wasn't Supposed to Be a Fighting Game, But 25 Years Later It Stands Tall

Devs recall how a tech test and late nights led to the king of 3D fighters.

Shovel Knight Showdown Review: A Sneaky Contender for 2019's Best Party Game

An excellent arena battler that transcends Shovel Knight's boundaries in unexpected ways.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards Review: This Crown Belongs to Another

King of Cards is the most ambitious Shovel Knight game to date, but it's not quite the best.

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Starting Screen | Why 2019 Is the Year I Decided To Stop Rushing Through Games

Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.

Starting Screen | Five Games I Missed That I'm Planning to Play Now That the Holidays Are Here

A look at the games I want to play before 2019 is officially finished.

Starting Screen | Google Stadia is Gaming for No One

Google's first foray into the console space manages to alienate both causal and hardcore gamers alike.

Latest Reviews

Life Is Strange 2 Series Review: Brothers, A Tale of Two Wolves

Life Is Strange's sequel has wrapped up, so our journey with Sean and Daniel has come to an end.

Phoenix Point Review: Still Trying to Rise

XCom creator Julian Gollop returns to the genre he helped kick off, with uneven results.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Google Stadia Review: A Muddled Stream of Consciousness

Google's vision of our gaming future is still in the future.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: A New Hope

Respawn bursts on the scene with one of the best Star Wars games in ages, but there's a dark side.

Need for Speed Heat Review: Better, But Still Getting Lapped By Forza Horizon

Need For Speed Heat isn't good enough to compete.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God Explores the PlayStation's RPG Legacy, And Why It's More Complicated Than You Think

Plus, some Breath of Fire 2 memories!

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Pokemon Sword

The Most Baffling Survivors of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Cull

Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.

Pokemon's Global Link Service Will End Next Year

The changing of the guard continues for Pokemon, but it's not too drastic.

The Pokemon Company is Trying to Sue Whoever Leaked Sword and Shield Info

Info from the official strategy guide got out, and they'd like to know who did it.

These Three Pokemon Have a Higher Appearance Rate in Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battles Until Early 2020

One older Pokemon, and two newcomers step into the Gigantamax spotlight.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Long Reads

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

"I Can Pretty Much Become Way Worse Than Gordon Ramsay"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan would like to be seen as the "Asian Steve Jobs" but comes off more like "a jerk selling light-up mice."

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 4: The Subtle Art of Backgrounds

In the penultimate entry, Yacht Club Games talks about the small but important details that can make the difference in a level.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 3: Our Favorite Secrets and More

Yacht Club shares their favorite secret areas; the art of positioning health pickups, and more.

Catching Up With Kawazu: The Legendary RPG Developer Talks SaGa and Why We Shouldn't Call Everything an RPG

SaGa series Director Akitoshi Kawazu and Producer Masanori Ichikawa talk to us about the series' revival in the West, Final Fantasy Legend, and the industry's tendency to call everything an "RPG."

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 2: Froggy Foreshadowing

Yacht Club Games explains the art of spacing, enemy placement, and more as it delves still further into the making of Specter of Torment.

The Guilty Gear Strive Interview: Why a Cult Favorite is Starting From Square One

The goal of Strive is to make everyone feel like a "newcomer."

Retro

Doom and Doom 2 on Console Are Getting Free Classic Map Pack Add-Ons

Bethesda says "hell yes" to bringing Final Doom to consoles.

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.

On Its 25th Anniversary, PlayStation Devs Reflect on Their Greatest Terror: Memory Cards

Turns out the PS2 memory card's quirks were other people's nightmares.

Role Playing Games

Disco Elysium: Where to Get a Map of Martinaise

It's easy to get lost in Martinaise and Revachol without a map for reference. We can show you where to get one.

Disco Elysium: How to Get to the Fishing Village and Close the Water Lock

We show you how to get across the water and into Land's End in Disco Elysium.

Disco Elysium: How to Find Your Gun, Badge and Bullets

We show you how to find your pistol and police badge ID after losing them.

Disco Elysium: How to Pass and Skip Time

We show you how to pass time, make it go quickly or even skip ahead in Disco Elysium.

Disco Elysium: How to Get the Hanged Body Down and Get Past Measurehead

We show you how to get the hanged corpse down from the tree, as well as how to get past Measurehead and into the harbor.

Disco Elysium: How to Get to the Island

We show you how to leave Martinaise and get to the Island across the sea.

Disco Elysium: Where to Sleep On the First Night and How to Sleep for Free

We show you where you can find a bed in Disco Elysium.

How Long Is Disco Elysium and How Many Days Are There?

We take you through the length of Disco Elysium and how many days the game covers.

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