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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).@The_Katbot firstname.lastname@example.org
We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.
We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.
The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.
We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
A new translation and some key quality-of-life additions make this genre pioneer worth playing.
Never has the title "Homeless Guy" been so compelling.
A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.
Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.
Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.
This week's episode is all about Square Enix.
Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.
Pump the brakes on transferring that Shiny Groudon to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.
Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.
Microsoft's new console inspires plenty of optimism, but it still has a few hurdles to overcome.
It's certainly going to be a week.
From the "mainstreaming" of RPGs to Japan's revival, here all the ways that the PS4 helped change gaming.
Frictional Games's deeply unsettling horror game stands out in an otherwise underwhelming month.
Here's everything you'll find in the box when the Xbox Series X arrives in a couple weeks.
Kat and Nadia assess the Xbox One's RPG legacy while sharing their thoughts on Pokemon's Crown Tundra DLC.
EA's hockey sim includes a long-awaited update to a classic mode, but legacy issues drag it down to the ice.
Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.
Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke is here to answer all of our questions about this long-awaited sequel.
EA's soccer franchise tries to score one more goal before full-time is called on the current console generation.
Dogfight is a blast, but it also needs a lot of work.
Exploring the rich RPG legacy of Microsoft's most successful console.
September's best game was a roguelite, but not the one we expected.
Console owners will soon get a taste of what PC owners have enjoyed for a very long time now.
Analyzing Supergiant's excellent roguelite from a role-playing perspective.
Now 20 years old, Valkyrie Profile is one of the PlayStation's finest RPGs.
Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.
Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.
While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.
An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.
The Console RPG Quest explores Sony's big move into handheld gaming.
The backlash against Madden NFL 21 is symptomatic of a larger problem.
Lots of fixes to Madden 21's gameplay are inbound.
A true graphical achievement highlights the best games of August 2020.
Recapping a busy week for role-playing games.
Solid improvements to the gameplay are marred by subpar single-player modes and a huge number of bugs.
From the Game Boy to the Nintendo Switch, this is the best (and worst) Super Robot Wars has to offer.
Executive Producer Seann Graddy talks about Madden NFL 21's brand-new mode, franchise mode woes, and the road to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
On Scott Pilgrim's 10th anniversary, this excellent beat 'em up should be playable by everyone.
Three big RPGs, one big summer event.
The World Ends With You, Dragon Quest 9, and other RPGs helped carry Japanese gaming through a difficult period.
We wrap our series of interviews with gaming's greatest with pioneering developer Brenda Romero.
The defending world champion U.S. Women's National Team will be playable on next-gen consoles.
"FIFA 21 is the most responsive game we've ever made," EA says.
We talk about all the ways RPGs might change on Xbox Series X and PS5.
The prequel, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found.
Bandai Namco's arcade port is an odd but wonderful anachronism.
Reflections on StarCraft 2's early success, the impact of free-to-play, and what Blizzard might have done differently.
This week's it the Black Dragon's turn to share his long journey through the games industry.
On its 10th anniversary, the future of Blizzard's flagship RTS is uncertain. It shouldn't be.
A busy week for RPG news.
Sucker Punch's open-world samurai game exemplifies a generation that's more about "what works" than genuine ambition.
Halo Infinite, Everwild, and Fable star as Xbox Series X shows us what it's got.
Plus, the one thing you don't know about Sid Meier.
We go hands-on with Star Wars: Squadrons and find a revival that's unpolished but promising.
Do you want the BFF-1 bulk freighter? You've got the BFF-1 bulk freighter.
Halo Infinite is finally being revealed this week. Will it be good enough to return to gaming's top echelons?
GameXplain's Andre Seger joins the show to help render judgment on the latest game in the Paper Mario series.
Ubisoft has made the politics of Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs: Legion into a useful marketing tool, and little else.
Kat, Nadia, and Hirun talk CrossCode, Paper Mario: The Origami King review impressions, and more.
EA seems to be following a different path with Madden 21, and that's a good thing.
The Console RPG Quest looks back on the console that brought PC RPGs to the living room.
"We see your fix Madden Franchise tweets and we understand your frustration," executive producer Seann Graddy says.
An unexpectedly sophisticated VR game.
Celebrating Diablo 2's 20th anniversary, why Pokemon Diamond and Pearl don't need a remake, and more.
Analyzing The Last of Us Part 2's controversial ending, and how it brings the original game full circle.
It's time to talk about Abby.
The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest circles back to a cult handheld. Plus, recapping a busy week in RPG news.
Please don't screw this up, EA.
Naughty Dog's sequel has been called grim and gruesome by many. Is it all too much?
The second episode of our new podcast chronicles indie developer Samantha Kalman's journey into the games industry.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker combines social commentary with some deeply original gameplay.
An argument on Twitter throws the difficulty of having a real conversation about The Last of Us Part 2 into sharp relief.
Naughty Dog's blockbuster isn't the first game to use a snowball fight to great effect.
Naughty Dog crafts an amazing sequel, but does it surpass the original?
Here's another taste of what to expect from Bluepoint after today's reveal.
We saw the PlayStation 5 for the first time today, and it brought with it a ton of games.
Waypoint Radio and Friends at the Table host Austin Walker shares his journey through the games industry.
We're launching a brand new podcast at USG!
From Shinra to "Augs Lives Matter," the highs and lows of social commentary in RPGs.
A clever RPG with a lot of heart that is nevertheless difficult to recommend on Switch.
Senior Editor Caty McCarthy joins the show to discuss her review and deliver her final verdict on the big remaster.
Two very different games, both of which feel perfectly suited for 2020.
On its 35th anniversary, the Vic Viper lives on.
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