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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | The new consoles are out, so what have you got on deck?

Mike Williams Gaiden: A New Generation Always Starts With Some Change

I have completed a great game and proved the justice of our culture.

These Are the Games You Should Buy With Your New PlayStation 5

If you have the PS5 in your entertainment stand, here are the games you should play.

EA Makes Billions From Its Prevent Defense on Loot Boxes

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too

Police Respond to Emergency Call Near Ubisoft Montreal Offices [Update]

The CBC is now reporting the emergency call was a hoax.

Steam's Getting Support for the DualSense and the New Xbox Wireless Controller

There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.

PS5 Owners Are Already Getting Creative With Their Faceplate Mods

Turn that stock plate into something fancy.

The Nioh Collection Is Coming to PS5 Next Year

Play both Niohs at ridiculously high frame rates.

The Xbox Series X vs. PlayStation 5: Our Complete Breakdown and Final Verdict

Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.

Tetris Effect: Connected's Co-op Has a Self-Revival Trick Everyone Needs to Learn

We're never gonna protect this trippy Tetris realm if you don't!

How to Make Your Money in Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Business Mode

Go from rags to riches with some proper management.

Pokemon Artist Gives Kirby Legs and a Purpose, and Now He Cannot Be Stopped

Look out world, Kirby has some important poyo to take care of.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Developer Commentary Will Teach You All of Valve's VR Secrets

Sadly, it's not *more* Half-Life, but it is a free and interesting update.

Arkane's Deathloop Is Set For May 2021

Arkane's time-looping shooter sets a date for PlayStation and PC next year.

A New Trails Game is Part of Falcom's Busy 2021 Schedule

Rest assured, The Legend of Heroes will survive the 2020 apocalypse.

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Ubisoft Connect's Cross-Progression Feature is Something Every Publisher Needs

Cross-progression is the number one feature I want from this generation.

Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Vaping Into Your Brand New Xbox

It seems like a pretty bad idea.

Pokemon Go is Now Compatible With Pokemon Home, But the Restrictions Are Kind of Ridiculous

Pump the brakes on transferring that Shiny Groudon to Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Twitch's Advice For Streamers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Recorded Music: "Stop Doing That"

The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.

Minecraft Dungeons Gets PC and Console Crossplay Next Week

Explore dungeons with more pals.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

The Brotherhood of Steel Comes to Fallout 76 This December

There's gonna be some drama in the wasteland.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Played Elden Ring and You Haven't, Suckers

It's good to be the King of Xbox.

Former WWE 2K Developers Yuke's Are Now Working on an AEW Game

WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.

Baldur's Gate 3 Developer Knows Where You've Been Save Scumming

Larian is learning quite a bit about everyone playing Baldur's Gate 3.

Xbox Head Says Report on Japanese Studio Acquisition Talks Is "Not Accurate"

Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is the First Thing You Should Buy on Your New Xbox Series X

We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Soundtrack Is Up on Spotify Now

Want the next 48 hours to pass by faster? Listen to some new tracks.

Fuser Players Are Already Concocting Beautiful, Possibly Nefarious Mash-Ups

These combinations are haunting my every waking moment.

Apex Legends Players Are Getting 10 Free Battle Pass Levels Next Week

After launching Season 7 with sluggish progression changes, Respawn wants to make things up to players.

Sony Gifts PS5 to the Person Who Was First in Line for the PS4 and PS4 Pro

"Patience is a virtue" indeed.

The PS5 Doesn't Support 1440p Now, But That Could Change

Sony says the limitation stems from a focus on supporting TVs first.

Sony Reportedly Discussed Raising Game Prices Above $70

It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.

Actor Michael B. Jordan Wants to See More Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, And I'm With Him

When will we get taken for a ride once again?

PS4 Update Adds Local PS5 Streaming Support

Sony also has details on how streaming PS5 to PC and mobile will work at launch.

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 Remaster Will Let PS4 Players Carry Their Saves Forward With Post-Launch Update

Insomniac is letting you carry that progress forward after all.

Starting Screen | Mass Effect Should Give Andromeda a Second Chance

The future of Mass Effect shouldn't jet away from the Andromeda galaxy just yet.

Telltale's Sam & Max Save the World Is Getting a Remaster From Its Original Devs

Another Telltale adventure property makes a comeback.

This Official Pokemon Sleeping Bag Lets You Crawl Into Metapod's Cold, Dusty Womb

Hide, child. Hide in the close, stony embrace of Metapod's exoskeleton.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is Getting 30 Free Days of Disney+

More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.

Sony Might Let You Back Up PS5 Games on USB Drives in a Future System Update

Work is "underway" on the potential for moving PS5 games off of the SSD.

Microsoft Reportedly Approached Several Japanese Studios For Acquisition Talks

A new report says studios big and small were recently approached.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Axe of the Blood God: The Next-Gen Console Launch Extravaganza!

Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.

Bugsnax Review: Stranded on an Island and Lovin' It

The makers of Octodad are serving up another charming oddity on PS4, PS5, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is a Full Trilogy Remaster Coming Next Spring

A new Mass Effect is also in its early stages.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Reviews Are Out, So What Are You Getting?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the dust has settled and reviews are out, are you picking up a new console?

The New Console Generation is Finally Upon Us

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Xbox Series X|S and PS5 offer two competing visions for the future.

Take-Two Is in Talks to Acquire Codemasters

The publisher could be picking up a new racer.

Bloober Team's The Medium Is Being Pushed Into Next Year

Horror fans will have to wait for next-gen terror.

Looks Like P.T. Is Not Playable on PS5

The mini-slice of virtual horror doesn't seem to moving forward into next-gen.

Next-Gen Upgrades for Control Delayed to Early 2021

Remedy needs a bit more time getting Control ready for PS5 and the new Xboxes.

PS5 Takes Game Downloads From One Hour to Mere Minutes

Finally, we are free from the slow download tyranny.

NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Is Basically a Whole New Game

In addition to getting a WNBA career mode, there's a bunch of other new additions coming.

PlayStation 5 Review: Building a Foundation to Repeat the PS4's Success

The future is bright for Sony's oddly-shaped box of entertainment.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review: Our Hero Swings to His Own Confident Beat

Anyone can wear the mask, but this one belongs to Miles Morales.

PS5 Only Has 667 GB of Space Free For Games

Games are getting bigger, but storage space is getting smaller.

Sega Entertainment Sells Most of Its Arcade Business, But the Infamous Sega Branding Will Survive

Turns out plagues are very bad for the fragile arcade business.

Demon's Souls New Photo Mode Turns Big Angry Bosses Into Photo Opps

"Before you pound me to a pulp, selfie?"

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Comes to Xbox Game Pass Via EA Play Next Week

Game Pass subscribers get EA Play on the same day it receives Respawn's Star Wars title.

PlayStation 5 Won't Support Internal Storage Expansion at Launch

It'll be enabled in software later, but for now you'll be stuck with that 825 GB drive.

EA Retains Rights to NHL and UFC Licenses in New Deals

More hockey and more MMA are on the way.

EA Reveals Next-Gen Enhancements for Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons, and More

They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.

Xbox Series S Will Only Have 364 GB of Storage Free For Games

A large chunk of the digital-only console's drive is dedicated to the operating system.

Nintendo Reports Big Sales as Animal Crossing: New Horizons Keeps Surging

The Switch is still pretty popular.

Don't Camp Out For a PlayStation 5, Sony Says

"No units will be available in-store for purchase" on launch day, regardless of region.

Xbox Series X Review: Microsoft's Powerful Next-Gen Console is Still Lacking Its Killer App

Microsoft's new console inspires plenty of optimism, but it still has a few hurdles to overcome.

Empire of Sin's Prohibition-Era Escapades Are All About Its People

Brenda Romero and her team are close to launching their take on 1920s Chicago, and it's shaping up to be full of storytelling potential.

EA Motive Says It's Working on "Something Pretty Special," Not a New Star Wars Project

A "human error" caused some Star Wars speculation to kick up.

More SteamWorld Games Are Coming, and We'd Drink Motor Oil for SteamWorld Heist 2

What we need are some heroes. Now more than ever.

Phasmophobia's Big Success Has Its Developer Rethinking Their Early Access Plans

With all eyes on Kinetic Games, the developer is re-examining its goals for early access.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021's Lineup Includes Beat Saber, Hades, and the Wand of Gamelon

GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.

Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

The hacker game may have been hacked.

Here's Why We're Not Posting on Election Day

We're taking the day to ensure our voices are heard. You should too!

Jessie From Final Fantasy 7 Remake May Have Life in Her Yet

The AVALANCHE wildcat has vowed not to slip into the Lifestream until she's jumped Cloud's bones. Well, that's my headcanon.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Insomniac Reaffirms PS5 Exclusivity for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

This ain't no Sackboy… or Miles Morales… or Horizon Forbidden West.

Fortnite Will Get Several Improvements on Next-Gen, Including DualSense Feedback

Feel the Fortnite in your controller.

Axe of the Blood God: How the PlayStation 4 Changed Gaming

From the "mainstreaming" of RPGs to Japan's revival, here all the ways that the PS4 helped change gaming.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

USG Game of the Month: Amnesia: Rebirth

Frictional Games's deeply unsettling horror game stands out in an otherwise underwhelming month.

11 Games That Will Help You Get in the Halloween Spirit

Celebrate the season with the best virtual Halloween festivities.

What's the Best Horror Game of All Time?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | There are lots of jump scares and eerie mists, but who does it best?

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Now Has a Definitive Edition Out in Beta

Hitting 1.0 after 15 years wasn't ambitious enough!

Ubisoft Says Several of Its PS4 Games Won't Be Compatible With PS5

These titles, including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, didn't appear on Sony's official exemption list.

Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

Researchers May Have Found a Way Around Oculus Quest 2's Facebook Requirement

The method hasn't been made public yet for fear of legal action from Facebook.

Mobile Spinoff Gears Pop Is Shutting Down Next April

The toy soldiers are packing up and heading home.

Apex Legends' Design Director on Next-Gen Upgrades, the Switch, and Crunch at Respawn

Ahead of Season 7's launch, Respawn's Jason McCord also fills us in on Horizon, map design, and Respawn's new studio.

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