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I Am Dead, a New Annapurna Game About the Afterlife, Launches This October

The great beyond is full of cute puzzles, it seems.

Tribeca Film Festival Enlists Hideo Kojima and Other Industry Figures for New Video Game Award

The advisory board also includes Kiki Wolfkill, Sam Lake, and more.

Nier Replicant's Remaster Will Arrive Next April

Rediscover where Nier started.

Xbox's Next-Gen Storage Upgrades Will Cost $219.99

For more storage capable of next-gen loading speeds, you'll be paying a premium.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Be A Roguelite Fan

With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.

Xbox Says No New Acquisition News to Announce During Tokyo Game Show

Xbox is getting ahead of some rumors that have been spinning up.

Doom Likely Headed to Xbox Game Pass Following "Slayer" Tease

It could be a misdirect, but why fake people out on the week Microsoft bought Bethesda?

Sony Confirms PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man Owners Won't Get a Free Next-Gen Upgrade

We might need to make a Punnett square to explain this one.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Its Follow-Up Are Now Open Source

Ahead of Frictional's return to the series, the older Amnesias are going the way of Doom.

Baldur's Gate 3 Backs Up Its Early Access One More Week

Baldur's gonna be just a little late.

Kirby Fighters 2 Leaks on Nintendo's Own Site

Kirby's getting back into brawling.

The Game Awards Will Host Its 2020 Show From Three Remote Locations

Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.

No Man's Sky's Origins Update Adds Richer Planets and Some Really Big Worms

Hello Games has found a way to expand its universe without, y'know, starting it over.

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Forms Dreamhaven, a Company With Two New Studios

The two studios, Moonshot and Secret Door, are helmed by former Blizzard veterans as well.

Microsoft CEO Says It Will Consider Buying More Video Game Companies in the Future

Even after a big buy, Xbox could still keep growing.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Scalpers Who Used Bots Might Get Taken Down by Bots in Return

Those bids in the tens of thousands of dollars? They may be meant to oust the scalpers.

Destiny 2 Adds a Memorial Quest For a Former Developer

Bungie is honoring a coworker and friend today.

Naughty Dog Promises "Exciting Things" for the Newly Renamed Last of Us Day

"Outbreak Day" isn't a thing anymore, by the by.

Chip's Challenge Is Free on Steam, and It's Ready to Whip Your Flabby Brain Into Shape

Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.

The Master Chief Collection in 2020: Passion, Tech Debt, and the Heartbeat of Halo Fandom

With today's release of Halo 3: ODST for PC, USgamer sits down with 343's Michael Fahrny to talk about the always improving (but not-yet perfect) Halo compilation.

Destiny 2's Forsaken and Shadowkeep Hit Xbox Game Pass Today

Time to catch up on Destiny 2, before Beyond Light.

Axe of the Blood God Emergency Podcast: Analyzing the Bethesda Acquisition

Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.

Suikoden 2's Side Story Turns 20 Today, And So Does One of the Best Game Intros Ever Made

Happy 20th birthday to Suikogaiden, the blessed source of one of gaming's last anime attract modes.

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 Remaster Won't Let You Transfer Over Your PS4 Save

Your old Spidey save won't make the trek over to PS5.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition Corners the Market on Legacy RPG Studios

ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?

Spelunky 2's Most Secret Challenge May Have Already Been Mastered

Remember the Eggplant run from the previous Spelunky? This is like that, but even weirder.

Blizzard Announces BlizzConline in 2021

A new portmanteau for a new Blizzard convention experience.

Former Skullgirl Devs Form Future Club, a New Worker-Owned Studio

The creatives behind Skullgirls are taking the wheel.

GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop Will Still Be Timed PS5 Exclusives, Phil Spencer Confirms

Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.

Freedom Fighters, IO Interactive's Squad-Based Shooter, is Back on PC

The 2003 resistance shooter returns.

What Obsidian Is Saying About Fallout: New Vegas 2 Now That Xbox Owns Bethesda

Bethesda and Obsidian are both Xbox studios now. Will our spurs jingle-jangle again?

Sony Apologizes for PS5 Pre-Order Rush, Promises More Stock "Over the Next Few Days"

That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda, Adding Fallout, Doom, and Other Massive Franchises to the Fold

The week begins with industry shaking news from Xbox and Bethesda.

Axe of the Blood God: Reacting to the Final Fantasy 16 Announcement

Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.

What's Your Favorite Nintendo 3DS Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the 3DS is officially no more, let's reminisce about our favorites on the portable platform.

Are Launch Day Lineups Getting Worse?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?

Farewell: My 10 Favorite Articles From My Time at USG

I'm moving onto pastures new, so here's a look at my ten favorite articles I wrote while working at USgamer.

Hello Games Teases New No Man's Sky Update Called Origins

It'll be "the beginning of something new," studio founder Sean Murray says.

Face the Music: Confronting the End in Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds

”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”

20 Current and Upcoming Games From People of Color That Should Be on Your Radar

From Treachery in Beatdown City to Evicted, these games reflect the diverse viewpoints of their creators.

Superbrothers Delay Jett: The Far Shore to 2021, Pushing Back Another PS5 Holiday Title

Before Jett lifts off, the Sword and Sorcery EP makers say they need more time.

Rayman Creator Michel Ancel is Leaving the Video Game Industry For His Wildlife Sanctuary

After 30 years in games, he's chasing other passions.

PlayStation 5 Won't Be Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games, Sony Confirms

It's hardly a surprise, but confirmation nonetheless.

Can We Please Talk About The Anime Dragon's Dogma Man's Bonkers Muscles?

Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.

Star Renegades is a Hodgepodge Of Systems That Somehow Works in Harmony

There are a lot of meters, but it all somehow clicks.

Nvidia Says It's Trying to Weed Out RTX 3080 Purchases From Bots and Scalpers

Staff are "doing everything humanly possible" to get these new graphics cards in the hands of legitimate buyers.

The New Myst Remake for Oculus Rift Is Also Coming to PC

Cyan is rebuilding the 1993 classic from the ground-up for VR as well as flatscreen play.

Xbox's Cloud Gaming is a Glimpse of Microsoft's Infinite Xbox Future

Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.

Warner Bros. Distances Hogwarts Legacy From J.K. Rowling

With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.

Disintegration Will Gradually Shutter Its Multiplayer, Starting Today

The bikes are setting back down on the ground.

The Second Player Goose in Untitled Goose Game Has a New Honk

There are also some subtle visual ways to tell the two naughty geese apart.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Lets You Raise a Rathalos Friend on the Switch

No sweetie, don't hurt the monster. Make nice with it. Niiiice monster.

Empire of Sin Makes An Offer You Can't Refuse This December

Gather up some Goodfellas, it's time for crime.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Is Out On Switch Today

The Xbox-published platformer just closed out a Nintendo Direct showcase.

A New Disgaea Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Next Summer

Time to make the numbers go up again.

Hades Launches on Nintendo Switch Later Today

Supergiant fools us all with a stealth launch.

Monster Hunter: Rise is a Switch Exclusive Launching in March 2021

The next entry in the series returns to its Nintendo roots.

The 3DS Has Been Discontinued, Nintendo Confirms

With the handheld out of production, Nintendo's making the Switch and the Switch alone.

Xbox Series S's Install Sizes Will Be Smaller Than the Series X's

Lower resolution target, smaller file size.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

PlayStation Boss: Game Pass Model "Doesn't Make Any Sense" For Sony

Jim Ryan commented on Microsoft's subscription-based model.

The Recent PlayStation 5 Showcase Showed How Much Sony is Relying On the Past

While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Is a PS5 Exclusive [Update]

It's also a launch title, arriving on November 12.

Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure Will Also Come to PS4

Two of Sony's other big PS5 titles are actually cross-gen, just like the Miles Morales game.

Demon's Souls is One of Several PS5 Games That Will Cost $70

Demon's Souls and Destruction All-Stars indicate a shift in pricing for Sony's next generation.

Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Collection, a Library of PS4 Games Launching Alongside PS5

PlayStation's version of Game Pass, it seems.

PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, Sony Confirms [Update]

Depending on where you live and shop, you may need to wait a bit longer.

The Next God of War Is Coming in 2021

Ragnarok comes next year.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Coming to Both PS4 and PS5 [Update: It's a PS5 Launch Title]

The Ultimate Edition on PS5 will come with a remaster of the 2018 Spidey too.

The PS5 Now Has a Price and a November Release Date

The day is finally here.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5 on Day One

And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.

Hogwarts Legacy, the Long-Rumored Harry Potter Game, Is Coming Next Year

After many leaks and reports, it was finally revealed at today's PS5 event.

Final Fantasy 16 Revealed, and It's a Console Exclusive For the PS5

Here's what the next fantasy looks like, on the next generation of consoles.

Medal of Honor's VR Comeback Is Slated for a December Launch

Respawn's reboot is coming to Oculus headsets, as well as SteamVR.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Getting a Massive Fan-Made and Valve-Approved Update

The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.

Quake's Soundtrack Just Got a Vinyl Remaster

Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Facebook Confirms a $299 Oculus Quest 2 While Ditching the Rift

The Quest 2 is out next month, and the Rift S will be discontinued next year.

In A Monster's Expedition, Getting Stuck on a Puzzle Isn't the End of the World

A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.

A New PS5 Showcase Is Today: Here's What to Expect and Where to Watch

Let's get some more details about Sony's next-gen plans.

Origin Is Now Just EA Desktop App, Launching Soon in Beta

First Origin Access was renamed to "EA Play." Now, EA's making a new hub on PCs.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Resurfaces in Retailer Listing

A store listing shows PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions.

There's a New Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase Airing Early Tomorrow Morning

Expect a slew of third-party announcements for the Switch.

Nintendo Has "Multiple" Movie and TV-Style Projects in the Works

Gritty Yoshi origin story, here we go.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Familiar Roads Still Lead to the Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good reminder how far and wide the 3D Mario games take us.

With Launch Behind It, Riot is Already Looking Ahead to Valorant's Next Decade

Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler talks new modes, player feedback, and being willing to disrupt the meta.

A Speedrunner Already Beat Spelunky 2 In Just 6 Minutes

C'mon man, it's only been out for a few hours!

Rocket League Will Go Free-to-Play Next Week

The switch over to a new model is coming soon.

A New Fall Guys Update Gives Its Stages a Mid-Season Refresh

If you were waiting till season 2 for new challenges, you may want to pop back in.

Xbox Says it No Longer Collects Voice Recordings

Microsoft's taking a more transparent stance on data collection ahead of next-gen.

Amnesia: Rebirth Will Scare the Living Daylights Out of Everyone Next Month

A decade later, Frictional is returning to Amnesia.

Deltarune’s Next Chapter is Making “Healthy Progress,” Says Toby Fox

After some soul-searching with the engine, Chapter 2 is underway.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review: A Cruel Kaiju's Thesis

Vanillaware's latest is a twisty sci-fi melodrama, with a bland side of RTS.

Ghostrunner Slides, Dashes, and Leaps Toward an October Launch

The very speedrun-friendly first-person action title is just a few weeks from launch.

Twitch Introduces Mid-Roll Ads on Livestreams, and Creators Aren't Happy

It's just an experiment from Twitch, but it hasn't gone down well.

Report: PlayStation 5 Is Suffering Manufacturing Issues

Sony has reportedly downgraded its PS5 production target.

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