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USgamer Staff Past and Present Say Goodbye

End of an era.

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

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

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

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.

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

Happy adventuring.

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.

PlayStation 5 Update Lets You Know If You're About to Play the PS4 Version of Game

Check yourself before you last-gen yourself.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen | I Hope Video Games Can Be Part of the Healing

An earnest wish after a difficult year.

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."

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.

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.

Who's the Best Video Game Protagonist of 2020?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Who leads the video game leads?

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.

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.

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Been Removed From the PlayStation Store Following a "Discussion" With Sony [Update]

Sony is offering full refunds for those who want one.

Super Mario RPG's Geno Joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster as a Mii Fighter Costume

Heartbreak for the Geno hopefuls, yet again.

Cyberpunk 2077's Phone Needs a Silent Mode

V needs to turn on their voicemail box.

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.

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.

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

Hades Now Has Cross-Save Between Switch and PC

The gods are on the move.

Shinji Mikami Could Direct Another Game If It Was Completely His Vision, "Beginning to End"

He could return to the director's seat, given the right conditions.

The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Joins EA Play Today

Return to the origins of GDI vs. Nod.

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.

Devotion Is Not Getting Re-Released on GOG After All [Update]

After the announcement, the PC storefront quickly retracted due to "many messages from gamers."

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.

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.

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

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

Gnosia, a Critically Lauded Debate-Style RPG, Is Coming to the West

Originally a PlayStation Vita exclusive, now arriving on North American Switches.

Among Us Vents Onto Nintendo Switch Today

The Switch just got sus.

Spelunky and Spelunky 2 Coming to Switch Next Summer

The classic roguelike platformer *and* the new hotness are finally coming to Nintendo.

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

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

The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Will Test Its Might Next April

Warner's pushing back its toasty release for a dual debut in theaters and on HBO Max.

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.

Kojima Productions Will Mark 5th Anniversary With Some "Exciting Updates"

Good lord, it's been five years already?

Starting Screen | Starting Screen | Long Farewells Ne'er Were Necessary—But Here I Go Anyway

Thank you, USgamer, for giving my stupid words a home.

Vin Diesel Doesn't Just Appear in Ark 2, He's Also Its Executive Producer

Living life one development milestone at a time.

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.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

Major Resident Evil Village Spoilers Seem to Have Leaked

Images of the in-development Resident Evil seem to be circulating.

EA Agrees to $1.2 Billion Deal for Codemasters, Take-Two Now Reconsidering Its Lower Bid

Two publishing giants want the makers of the Dirt and Formula One games.

Nintendo's Closing Out 2020 With Another Indie World Showcase

Break out your holiday wishlist and hope for some surprise releases.

Axe of the Blood God: The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundtable

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

The Message From Disney and The Game Awards: Never Stop Consuming

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Disney and The Game Awards combine for an overwhelming assault of entertainment news

What Was Your Favorite Game Awards Reveal?

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

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

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.

Perfect Dark Revival Unveiled at The Game Awards

Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.

Sephiroth Is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By god, that's One Winged Angel!

New Telltale Isn't Sharing More About The Wolf Among Us 2 Just Yet

The studio says it's waiting a little bit longer.

JJ Abrams Picks Ex-Valve and Oculus Developer to Lead Bad Robot Games Studio

Michael Booth joins Anna Sweet, CEO of Bad Robot Games, on a journey from Valve to VR to JJ.

The Game Awards 2020 Are Tonight—Where to Watch, and What to Expect

It's time for the Keighleys.

Windjammers 2 Delayed To 2021 As Devs Explore Adding Rollback Netcode

In pursuit of a disc-flinging esports renaissance, Dotemu's leaving this sequel in the oven a bit longer.

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

Older hardware is struggling with Night City.

A New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Will Be Revealed at Tonight's Game Awards

Our money's on it being Geoff Keighley himself. Imagine getting hit with a "World Premiere" Final Smash.

Airplane Mode, a Purposefully Dull Air Travel Simulator, Gets In-Game Podcast About Itself

Pretend to be in a plane while listening to a podcast on recreating the experience you're pretending to have…

The Game Awards Is Putting on Another Limited-Time Demo Festival

More awards means another year of new demos.

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.

The Alan Wake TV Show Is Still in the Works, Remedy's Sam Lake Reveals

In a year full of other adaptation news, you might've forgotten we're due for a Wake-up call on TV.

A Mod Team Is Turning Fallout: New Vegas Into a New Star Wars Game

Trade Boomers for Stormtroopers.

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.

Xbox Confirms Game Pass Streaming for PCs and iOS Will Launch in Spring

Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Receives a Surprise Ray Tracing Performance Mode Update on PS5

Can't choose between 60 FPS and ray tracing? There's a new mode for you.

Halo Infinite Has Been Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Yes, Infinite will be coming out about a year later than originally intended, but test flights are making a comeback.

Disco Elysium Studio Is Teasing Some News Coming Soon

Disco will never fade away.

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.

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

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

Quantic Dream Announces Publishing Deal for Dustborn, From the Makers of Dreamfall

Red Thread's dystopian road trip may end up being the first title published by David Cage's newly independent studio.

Cyberpunk 2077's Reported Epileptic Triggers Draw Warnings From Advocates [Update: CDPR Responds]

A Game Informer editor says she experienced a grand mal seizure as a result of a particular scene.

Ubisoft Hires New Diversity & Inclusion VP Following Reports on Discrimination and Abuse

Raashi Sikka joins Ubisoft from Uber, a company with its own public struggles regarding worker treatment.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 Hits Mobile Next Week

Another KOTOR for your phone.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed From January to March 2021

The Prince will still make a comeback early next year, just not quite as soon as expected.

Minecraft’s Ray Tracing Update Is Now Available For All Windows 10 Players

Make those blocks look extra nice.

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.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Requires A Lot of Storage

This file size really goes above and beyond.

Square Enix's Project Athia Will Be a PS5 Console Exclusive for at Least 2 Years

A new PS5 sizzle reel nails down timing for Athia and a few other Sony-favored titles.

Splatoon, Smash Bros. And More Clash With Nintendo Over Cease-and-Desist Orders

Communities are at odds with Nintendo's stalwart defense of its brands.

Forza Horizon 4's Next Update Looks Like Fresh, Chaotic Fun

Taking notes from Nadeo, I see.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundup: The Good, the Bad, and the Buggy

We'll have our review up in due time, but here's how other outlets are feeling about CD Projekt Red's latest.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Returns to PC and Consoles Next Month

Start the new year right: by fighting some Evil Exes.

NES Tetris Tournament Crowns New World Champion in Brother Against Brother Battle

The Classic Tetris World Championship ended with yet another thrilling showdown in 2020.

TV Series Based on Taiwanese Horror Game Detention Is on Netflix Now

Red Candle also confirms its working on its next project.

Axe of the Blood God: The CD Projekt Retrospective

We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

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.

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