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What's Your Favorite Cyberpunk Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Which busted, broken future is your favorite to explore?

Xbox Series X Optimized Games Will Have Fast Fixes and More Quick Resume Support, Microsoft Says

Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.

Why You Should be Skeptical of Rosy Video Game Industry Numbers

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In the absence of very successful people saying very silly things, this week's column is (almost) all about the numbers

PS5's Day and Date Launch in Japan Was a "Statement" of Sony's Commitment, Jim Ryan Says

Ryan, PlayStation's CEO, wants to push back on the idea that Sony shifted its attention away from Japanese games and gamers.

Metal Gear Solid Movie Reportedly Casts Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake

Get ready for Tactical Espionage Isaac.

More Dragon Age News Is Coming at This Year's Game Awards

The Dread Wolf rises?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Pushes Back Season One Launch and Warzone Debut

You'll still be leaving Verdansk for a new Cold War locale soon, just not *that* soon.

Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

The Phantom Thieves are charging back into action.

CD Projekt's Giving Away The First Witcher Game Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077's Launch

If you get on GOG, you can start Geralt's story from the beginning for free.

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.

Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah Are Leaving BioWare

The two are departing from the studio and letting the next generation step up.

Silent Hill Creator Departs Sony to Start Bokeh Game Studio

Several Sony veterans are making something new.

Mojang and Lego Talked About Making a Lego Minecraft Game, Lego Reveals

More information on the team-up will be released as part of a new podcast series.

King of Fighters 15 Resurfaces with a New Teaser

There's even more to come at the start of the new year.

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.

Interview with the Whisperer Is a Chatbot-Fueled Game About Talking to God

A chat with the ghost in the machine.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond's Multiplayer Looks Surprisingly In-Depth for VR

That lever-action rifle spin does look like it'd be incredibly fun.

A New Scientific Study Aims to Learn More About Why Players Do or Don't Invert Controls

The researchers say the work could be "useful for almost all aspects of gaming and visual technologies."

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.

Cyberpunk 2077 Shows Off What's Possible With Its Photo Mode

It's also a nice reminder that yes, this game is out next week.

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.

Nintendo Hacker Sentenced to Three Years Following Guilty Plea

The defendant was sentenced for both hacking and possession of child pornography.

Cut Through the Noise With Our Fuser Tier List

Some songs work in any Fuser mix and some don't. Obviously, we had to rank them.

Control Hits Xbox Game Pass Alongside a New $1 Intro Deal

Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.

Doom Eternal Gets a New Master Level in Time for Its PC Game Pass Launch

Where's the pistol in Classic Mode though, id?

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Getting VR Support in Time For the Holidays

Try and spot Santa's sleigh in the skies.

343 Promises a Year-End Update on Halo Infinite's Development

We've barely heard a peep about Xbox's delayed launch title since August.

Latest Nintendo Switch Update Makes Downloading Screenshots Really Easy

Goodbye awkward Twitter posts, hello QR codes.

USG Game of the Month: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Shows Us Why Broken Gangsters Make Great RPG Characters

Never has the title "Homeless Guy" been so compelling.

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.

The PS5's Activities Are Designed to Counteract the "Single Player Is Dying" Mentality

A report from Vice sheds light on the inspiration behind one of the PS5's biggest features.

Xbox Is Making It Clearer Which Old Games Are Running Auto HDR

Plus, you can pre-install (some) Game Pass games.

Squadala! The Awful Zelda CD-i Games Have Been Remastered

Nintendo may deny the CD-i Zelda games' existence, but fans never forget.

Japan's Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Swing Open Its Gates Soon

If you're lucky enough to live nearby or are cleared to travel, you'll be able to visit the Mushroom Kingdom in a matter of weeks.

Doom Eternal Sets Switch Release Date at Long Last

The Doom Slayer is sliding in for a last-minute 2020 launch on Nintendo's platform.

Illusionist Uri Geller Apologizes for Lawsuit That Once Halted Kadabra Pokemon Cards

As for whether the spoon-bending psychic-type will appear in the TCG again, that's up to Nintendo.

Swery's Next Game, The Good Life, Set For Summer 2021

There's something mysterious afoot next summer.

PlayStation RPG SaGa Frontier Is Getting a Remaster

A bold new Frontier for 2021.

Axe of the Blood God: It's Time For Trivia of the Blood God

An RPG quiz show draws near! Command?

The Console Wars Are Almost as Dumb as Actual Wars

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Phil Spencer says tribalism could drive him out of the industry.

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course Pushed Back Until It's Ready

The final sip will need to steep a while longer.

Super Mario Maker Support on Wii U is Coming to an End Next Year

That means it'll also be removed from the eShop soon.

Microsoft Is Working to "Identify and Resolve" Performance Issues in Xbox Series X Games

A Microsoft spokesperson says that developers are "just now scratching the surface" of what the new Xbox consoles can do.

Metro Exodus Is Getting a Next-Gen Version Next Year

4A Games is also working on the next Metro and exploring potential for multiplayer.

Sony Promises More PS5 Supply for Holidays After Record-Breaking Launch

Despite the widespread e-commerce woes, the PS5 had the biggest console debut ever.

Marvel's Avengers Has Yet to Make Back Its Development Costs

Square Enix is saying it will continue pushing toward making the game profitable, however.

Baldur's Gate 3's Next Update Will Have Its First Story Changes

Be sure to read the fine print about your saves, though.

Red Dead Online Will Launch as a Separate Game Next Month

It'll be pretty cheap at launch, too.

Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Thinks "Apathy" Is the Biggest Threat to Both Microsoft and Sony

Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.

The Next-Gen Version of FIFA 21 Is EA's Idea of a "Strand Game"

A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.

NC Dinos Celebrate First Korean Series Title, Hoist Video Game Sword

You call a cup a trophy? This is a trophy.

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.

Looks Like Cyberpunk 2077 Copies Have Already Started Leaking

Now's a good time to batten down the spoiler hatches.

Hitman 3 Will Reveal a New Neon-Drenched Locale Tomorrow

Hot on the heels of IO's big 007 announcement, Hitman's looking to give Night City a run for its money.

There's a New The World Ends With You Game Arriving Next Year

This is not a drill; I repeat, this is not a drill.

Spider-Man Remastered Got Its Save-Transfer Update a Little Bit Early

Now, owners of the original on PS4 can pick things up with New Pete where they left off.

Former Dragon Age Director Opens Yellow Brick Games with BioWare, Ubisoft Veterans

The new Québec City team has some talent behind it.

Axe of the Blood God: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is This Fall's Sneaky Great RPG Sim

Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.

What's Your Favorite James Bond Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With a new 007 game on the way, we're looking back at his various incarnations over the years.

Archivists Resurrect Canceled Sega VR Game From the '90s on Modern Hardware

It's not Beat Saber, Superhot, or Half-Life: Alyx, but it's cool in its own right.

When Will It Actually be Possible to Buy an Xbox Series X or PS5?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For many, next-gen may not be accessible until early 2021.

30 Years Ago, the Super NES, Final Fantasy 4, and a Broken Jaw Changed My Life

How the SNES kept me weird but happy during a rough spot in my life.

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.

Baldur's Gate 3 Mod Makes Paladin Class Available a Little Early

Modders have hotwired the Paladin, and other classes, right into the game.

The Last of Us TV Series Is Now Officially Greenlit and Moving Ahead at HBO

Next up, we might finally start to hear about casting.

Souls Speedrunner Finally Opens Demon's Souls Mysterious Locked Door

A sick new set of armor was hiding inside.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

A Quick and Dirty Ranking of The Game Awards GOTY Nominees for 2020

Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.

Umurangi Generation Is a Beautiful Portrait of the End of the World

This photography sim dives deep into modern struggles.

Controversial Metroidvania Game Shadow Complex Remastered Patched for PlayStation 5 Support

However you feel about it, you can now play Shadow Complex Remastered on the PlayStation 5.

Kate Bishop's Marvel's Avengers DLC Has a New Launch Date and Time Travel Shenanigans

The first story content drop from Crystal Dynamics and company is coming next month.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two, a 13-Year-Old Game, Gets New Achievement for a Real-Life Rocket Launch

That blasted garden gnome is going to space for real this time.

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

Nintendo Asks Brands to Keep Politics and Money Out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sorry, Nintendo, but Mitzi won't ever be taking down her Bernie 2020 yard sign.

Hitman Studio IO Interactive Is Working on a New James Bond Game

The minds behind Agent 47 are concocting an origin for a different kind of secret agent.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Compares Feud With Apple to "Civil Rights Fights"

It also seems like Epic isn't going to back down after today's App Store policy change.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Divekick and Killer Instinct Makers Iron Galaxy Announce New Melee Multiplayer Project

The Chicago-based team is also welcoming some Bungie talent to the fold and creating a new Co-CEO position.

IO Interactive Is Revealing a Mysterious New Project Tomorrow

Something is coming from the Hitman team.

EA Has Some Fascinating Ideas for Madden 21 on Next-Gen Consoles

The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.

Apple's New App Store Fee Changes Make Epic’s Anti-Competitive Claims Shakier

The Fortnite maker's legal battle with Apple is centered on the App Store's 30% fee. Now, for many companies, that'll be halved.

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.

New BioWare Anniversary Book Offers Another Glimpse of the Next Mass Effect

Could we be heading back to Andromeda after all?

Please Stop Calling Bugsnax a Horror Game

The hyperbole surrounding the story of Bugsnax is a bit much, don't you think?

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

Demon’s Souls Remake Review: The World Mended

The perfect hardcore launch title.

Sony's Jim Ryan Says $70 Is a Fair Game Price for PS5, Denies Considering Going Higher

He also isn't ready to say whether 2021's God of War will be a cross-gen title.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Finally Getting Save Data Swaps and Storage Expansion

Move your island! Expand your home inventory! Go completely bald for the holidays!

New The World Ends With You Teaser Site Opens Up

Put a pin on the countdown page.

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