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Technicolor Dystopias: Why the Colorful Wastelands of Rage 2, Far Cry New Dawn, and Fallout 76 Are Suddenly Popular

We talk to the developers behind these colorful post-apocalypses and explore the history behind the trend.

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

Team Sonic Racing Review

After having his license revoked, Sonic is back behind the wheel.

5 Cool Retro Castlevania Facts You Didn't Know in Honor of Castlevania Anniversary Collection's Release

What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.

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What's Your Favorite Arcade Memory?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Following Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, a legendary arcade game, turning 20 this week, we look back on our favorite arcade experiences.

Madden 20 Franchise Mode is Finally Getting Something It's Needed for Ages: Narrative

A closer look at the Scenario Engine, which could make Madden's franchise mode feel more alive than it has in years.

What Game Style Will Fill Super Mario Maker 2's Mysterious Blank Square? Here are Some Possibilities

Super Mario Bros. 2? Yoshi's Island? Hotel Mario (you know you want it, you monsters)?

WoW Classic: Building Old Ideas on Top of New Foundations

We talk to Blizzard about revisiting World of Warcraft's past with the new WoW Classic.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Decision to Drop Its Turn-Based RPG Combat is Sadly Ironic

The much-anticipated remake sacrifices a part of its history.

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Starting Screen | How Resident Evil 2's Second Playthrough Manages to Still Be Surprising

How one of the year's best games makes its corridors worth revisiting immediately.

Starting Screen | The Game Boy Was the Only Console I Needed Growing Up

On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.

Latest Reviews

Rage 2 Review

Bullets flying, fists crunching, and bodies falling. Rage is back with its own flavor of rip and tear.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed Review

One of Logitech's most-loved designs returns.

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 3 Review

This campfire needs more kindling.

BoxBoy + BoxGirl Review

The BoxBoy trilogy pulls an Uncharted 4 with yet another sequel.

Days Gone Review

Days Gone hides itself like its hero hides his emotions.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Pack lightly for a jolly trip.

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

What happens when you're locked in Mortal Kombat with yourself?

Katana Zero Review

It's a bad trip, but a great game.

Podcast

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

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Days Gone

Days Gone’s Secret Weapon is an Awesome Nod to Syphon Filter

Hidden all the way at the end of the game.

Days Gone Patch Pulled After Players Report PS4 System Crashes

The freaker hordes aren't the only thing you need to be afraid of.

What's Your Favorite Video Game Vehicle?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Days Gone has drifted onto PS4 with its motorcycle steed, so let's talk about some other vehicles we love from games.

Days Gone's Infamous Wedding Scene Is Less Weird in Context

"Ride me as much as you ride your bike" has an explanation.

Days Gone Getting an Ultra Hard Setting After Launch

Along with more free content in the summer.

Days Gone Gets a Fashion Collaboration With Diesel, Complete With Expensive Denim Jackets

To dress like you're ready for a zombie apocalypse will apparently cost you.

Long Reads

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer Analysis: Cloud's New Look, Aeris' Stupid Flowers, and Other Observations

After a long hibernation, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaces with a wealth of new information.

Saints Row: The Third on Switch Has Issues, But It's Your Best Shot at Portable GTA

So the Switch can't do everything, but Saints Row: The Third is still worth a shot.

A Metroid Cartoon Proposal Made Samus a Man, Embodying Everything That was Terrible About Video Game Cartoons in the '90s

Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.

Shakedown: Hawaii Developer Brian Provinciano Still Loves Making Oddball Ports, Even If It Makes His Life More Complicated

From MS-DOS to PSP, we look back on Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's peculiar port history with developer Brian Provinciano.

Detective Pikachu Roundtable: What We Think After Seeing the New Live-Action Pokemon Movie

Which Pokemon won Detective Pikachu? Is it the best video game movie ever? And who is the best human character outside of Bill Nighy?

Star Wars: Battlefront's Re-Release Reminds Me of What EA's Battlefront Games Are Missing

The original Star Wars: Battlefront is available on Steam and GOG, showcasing what's missing from the current iteration.

Retro

Don't worry, the Sega Genesis Mini Will Have a Six-Button Controller Available at Launch

You can play fighting games on the Genesis Mini without issue.

Sega Genesis Mini Reveals 10 More Games, Including the Rare Mega Man: The Wily Wars

There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.

Role Playing Games

Dauntless Weapon Types - Swords, Axes, Repeaters, Chain Blades, Hammers, War Pikes Guide

Our full Dauntless weapons guide, containing information on swords, axes, chain blades, hammers, and war pikes.

Dauntless Beginner's Guide and Essential Tips

Here's your complete Dauntless beginner's guide, including all the essential tips and tricks for hunting and slaying Behemoths.

Annoying Final Fantasy 7 Music Bug Fixed on Switch and Xbox One

Other minor bugs have been fixed as well.

Skyrim Mods - Best Skyrim Mods for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Skyrim is a great game that can be made even better through the use of mods. Here are all of the mods that are worth your time.

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