Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

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).

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Latest Articles

Switch Owners Getting Server Errors as Smash Bros. Fans Rush to Download Joker Update

Nintendo says it is aware of server problems and working to address them.

Starting Screen | Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Kat may not have time for competitive games anymore, but her tastes haven't changed as much as you might think.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

Switch Owners Getting Server Errors as Smash Bros. Fans Rush to Download Joker Update

Nintendo says it is aware of server problems and working to address them.

Starting Screen | Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Kat may not have time for competitive games anymore, but her tastes haven't changed as much as you might think.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

MLB The Show 19 Review

Not just the best baseball sim of the generation, but one of the best sports sims period.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Devs "Super Happy" With Sales and Reviews as DLC Wraps Up

"I'd be extremely surprised if we didn't see more [Tomb Raider]."

The Outer Worlds Interview: Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky are Dreaming Big on a Budget

We talk to the team behind Obsidian's upcoming RPG about player choice, the challenges of making RPGs in the Ultra HD era, and more.

Axe of the Blood God 200: RPG Bests

We pick the best RPG story, soundtrack, developer and more in the 200th episode of our RPG podcast!

How Cyber Shadow is Benefiting From the Expertise of Shovel Knight's Developers

We check out Yacht Club's first publishing venture, and talk to its developer, Aarne "Mekaskull" Hunziker.

The Newest Outer Worlds Weapon Started as a Bug, and Other Notes From Today's Panel

Meet the Mandibular Rearranger, a weapon that functions as a facial slider gone mad.

Don't Let the Cute Art Fool You: SteamWorld Quest is Hard (And Really Good)

Image & Form returns with an extremely interesting RPG for Nintendo Switch.

USG is at PAX East 2019! Panel Times, Coverage, and Where to Find Us!

Watch Kat, Nadia, and Mike live at PAX East! And read all of our articles too.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and 4K Update to Handsome Collection Coming Soon

Gearbox goes Borderlands crazy in April, with a new release and a neat free update to an existing one.

Castle Crashers on Switch Feels Like a Different Kind of Retro

Kat tries the Castle Crashers Switch port, which feels like an artifact of gaming's increasingly distant past.

Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Brings Crazy Shooter to Switch With All of Its DLC, Including Duke Nukem

Bulletstorm is the latest last-gen game to make its way to Switch.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #3: The Witcher 3

The game of the generation is defined not by its hero, but by women like Triss and Ciri.

"I Thought V Would Be Much More Divisive:" Hideaki Itsuno on the Making of Devil May Cry 5 and Its Success

We catch up with the director of Devil May Cry 5 to talk about its sales success, the positive reception afforded V, and more.

Axe of the Blood God Talks Bloodlines 2, Final Fantasy 6 vs. Final Fantasy 7, and Planescape: Torment

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our Top 25 RPG Countdown reaches the penultimate entry, and we recap the RPG news from GDC 2019.

First Details on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, a Faithful Looking Update to the Cult Classic RPG

The cult favorite RPG returns with better graphics and a new setting to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Stories From Making Command and Conquer: Blues Brothers Impersonators, Hilariously Low-Tech Sets, and More

Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.

Sean Murray Talks About "Drinking From the Firehose" of Criticism During No Man's Sky Launch

"For the majority of developers, release is a real low point."

"There Was a Bit of Stress:" Swen Vincke Recounts Divinity: Original Sin 2's Painful Development

From testing problems to a constantly expanding word count, Divinity: Original Sin 2's development was anything but smooth sailing.

Starting Screen | What the Google GDC Keynote Could Mean for the Next Generation of Games

Speculating on the potential ramifications of tomorrow's Google GDC announcement.

The Witcher 3: Axe of the Blood God Revisits a New Classic

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Witcher 3 to our Top 25 RPG countdown!

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #4: Final Fantasy 6

Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.

Talking About the Future of Fire Emblem Heroes With Intelligent Systems

We talk co-op, power creep, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses connectivity with Intelligent Systems.

Dragon's Dogma Anime Announced for Netflix

Dragon's Dogma 2 is still nowhere to be found, but the series is finding other ways to grow.

Starting Screen | Devil May Cry 5 is Proof That We're in an Action Game Renaissance

From Bloodborne to God of War, it truly is a great time to be an action game fan.

The Biggest RPG Plot Twists

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.

Talking Darkest Dungeon and Darkest Dungeon 2 With Red Hook Studios

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | A special midweek interview with the creators of one of our favorite RPGs!

FEMA, Militias and Motorcycle Gangs: Days Gone's Apocalyptic Politics

We talk to Days Gone's creative director about the politics of Sony's new zombie survival sim.

The MLB The Show 19 Interview: Fixing Hitting, the March to October, and the Realities of Sports Game Development

We talk to Sony San Diego designer and community manager Ramone Russell about this year's baseball sim.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #6: Ultima 7

The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.

Suikoden 2 is the Best PlayStation 1 RPG Ever

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.

Yoshi's Crafted World and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Will be Nintendo's Reliable Bench Players for 2019

Kirby and Yoshi might not be enough to carry a schedule on their own, but they still have plenty to recommend in them.

Stardew Valley Celebrates Anniversary With Release Date on Android

All that's missing at this point is a version for your microwave.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Anthem, Wonders About BioWare's Future, and Says Farewell to Reggie

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | BioWare's latest is finally here, and there's a lot to discuss.

Starting Screen | The Steady Decline of BioWare

Charting BioWare's decline from hits like Knights of the Old Republic to disappointments like Anthem.

Halo Infinite Might Have RPG Elements, According to New Report

Every game is an RPG now, maybe even Halo.

Kicking Ass and Taking Names: Reggie Fils-Aime's Legacy at Nintendo

Reggie both embraced and transcended his role as Nintendo's chief cheerleader.

Tetris 99 is the Crucible That Will Make You a Better Tetris Player

Tetris' semi-dormant competitive side emerges again.

Final Fantasy 8, Layoffs, a Big Nintendo Direct, and Ultima 7: Examining a Crazy Week for RPGs

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.

All of the February Nintendo Direct Announcements

Tons of great news for Nintendo fans in today's Nintendo Direct, including a couple major bombshells.

Call of Duty Single-Player Returning for Next Game as "Entirely New Campaign" Confirmed

Single-player appears to be returning to Call of Duty after a year off.

Final Fantasy 8 Was Always Good

Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.

For All Its Success, the Fallout Series Still Hasn't Topped the Original

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.

New World is Amazon's Latest Attempt to Break Into Online Gaming. What the Developers Have to Say About Solo Play, Twitch, and More

Amazon Game Studios offers an extended peek at its latest attempt to break into the online gaming market.

Devil May Cry 5's Riskiest Gameplay Decisions are Embodied in Its Newest Character

We try out V in a new Devil May Cry 5 demo and find that Capcom isn't afraid to play with their well-established formula.

Apex Legends Isn't Afraid to Borrow Like Crazy From Overwatch

Apex Legends is technically in the Titanfall universe, but its gameplay borrows much more from Blizzard.

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