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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.
"FIFA 21 is the most responsive game we've ever made," EA says.
The defending world champion U.S. Women's National Team will be playable on next-gen consoles.
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.
Do you want the BFF-1 bulk freighter? You've got the BFF-1 bulk freighter.
We go hands-on with Star Wars: Squadrons and find a revival that's unpolished but promising.
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.
From Golden Sun to Fire Emblem, the GBA was a brilliant handheld console for RPG fans.
Rare's ambitious shooter was ahead of its time, and it's a perfect fit for 2020.
Rockstar's return to Los Santos is one of the most popular games ever, and it's not going away anytime soon.
Our RPG podcast recaps some of the big news events of the past week, and shares initial Xenoblade Chronicles impressions.
Our impressions of the review version of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
Xbox is mostly making the right moves, but it's still playing from behind.
From Alpha Protocol to Resonance of Fate, these were the RPGs that never got a proper opportunity to shine.
The first Xbox Series X games showcase was a bit of a dud.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being billed as a next-gen showcase for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but there's just one problem.
Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.
Nintendo's little purple cube had some pretty good RPGs.
Reflections on why Final Fantasy 7 Remake is more than the sum of its parts.
Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.
Firaxis shakes up the XCOM formula in a surprising new addition to the venerable tactics series.
Nintendo Land never reached the heights of Wii Sports, but it gave us one amazing party game.
Join us for a week-long series in which we explore the magic of co-op, community, and more.
Plus, a brand new segment!
War, poverty, and climate change in the world of Midgar.
Maybe the only "essential" mini-console on the market today.
A remake of Resident Evil 4 would definitely be welcome.
The consequences of turning Final Fantasy 7 Remake into a multi-part epic.
We talk about the review in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.
Square Enix returns to an old favorite, but it's definitely not playing it safe.
Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi and Producer Yoshinori Kitase tell us about giving Tifa and Aerith equal time, how their vision for the remake evolved over time, and more.
GAME OF THE MONTH | March's best game won over even the Animal Crossing skeptics on the staff.
Special guest Ben Hanson joins the pod to remember the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7.
We talk to Sabotage Studio about its vision for Sea of Stars, and the nightmare of unveiling its dream project in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opening Day may have been delayed, but The Show must go on.
It's a much bigger upgrade than what Secret of Mana received.
We explore the opening moments of some of our favorite RPGs.
The less famous stories, movies, and games that filled in the gaps of Final Fantasy 7's lore.
Lessons learned from Final Fantasy 13, Ori returns, and everything else that's happening this week in games.
Our latest mailbag tackles RPG commandments, why airships are awesome, and more!
"Oh my god, we have a brother-sister relationship with another studio in the UK."
Why the highest-selling console of all time is also the best.
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