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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
Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.
Why fans are so upset about the news that some Pokemon won't be available in Sword and Shield.
Nadia and Kat react to all the biggest RPG news for E3 2019!
Sony got more out of a Wired interview than Microsoft did in an entire press conference.
We try out this year's version of EA's popular soccer sim.
We checked out the new FIFA Street revival at EA Play 2019. Here's what we learned.
Madden 20 adds some new features to highlight the superstars, but is it enough?
Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.
We talk to Larian founder Swen Vincke and D&D creative director Mike Mearls about reviving one of the greatest RPGs ever.
As platforms give way to services, Microsoft is going back to its roots amid its new console reveal.
From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.
Fortnite, Rocket League, and Overwatch have all found success by owning the summer. Is Dauntless next? Or will Apex Legends make a comeback?
Axe of the Blood God examines Sega's 8-bit history while also discussing Final Fantasy 7 and Trails of Cold Steel.
After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?
A closer look at the Scenario Engine, which could make Madden's franchise mode feel more alive than it has in years.
The much-anticipated remake sacrifices a part of its history.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our valiant podcast crew reviews the new movie and reacts to the surprise trailer.
Which Pokemon won Detective Pikachu? Is it the best video game movie ever? And who is the best human character outside of Bill Nighy?
Why video game movies will always be at a disadvantage.
Join Kat and Nadia for a new multi-part series in which they explore the RPG legacy of every major console to date.
The familiar elements of Borderlands return intact, but the canvas is much bigger now.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
Our RPG podcast reviews SteamWorld Quest and looks back on the long history of animal companions in RPGs.
Five years after its original release, we catch up with Yacht Club's Sean Velasco to talk about delays, lessons learned, and the future of Shovel Knight.
On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We hit a whole bunch of RPG topics in our mailbag episode!
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 | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
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.
We pick the best RPG story, soundtrack, developer and more in the 200th episode of our RPG podcast!
We check out Yacht Club's first publishing venture, and talk to its developer, Aarne "Mekaskull" Hunziker.
Image & Form returns with an extremely interesting RPG for Nintendo Switch.
Kat tries the Castle Crashers Switch port, which feels like an artifact of gaming's increasingly distant past.
The game of the generation is defined not by its hero, but by women like Triss and Ciri.
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 | Our Top 25 RPG Countdown reaches the penultimate entry, and we recap the RPG news from GDC 2019.
Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.
Speculating on the potential ramifications of tomorrow's Google GDC announcement.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Witcher 3 to our Top 25 RPG countdown!
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
We talk co-op, power creep, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses connectivity with Intelligent Systems.
From Bloodborne to God of War, it truly is a great time to be an action game fan.
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.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | A special midweek interview with the creators of one of our favorite RPGs!
We talk to Days Gone's creative director about the politics of Sony's new zombie survival sim.
We talk to Sony San Diego designer and community manager Ramone Russell about this year's baseball sim.
The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.
Kirby and Yoshi might not be enough to carry a schedule on their own, but they still have plenty to recommend in them.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | BioWare's latest is finally here, and there's a lot to discuss.
Reggie both embraced and transcended his role as Nintendo's chief cheerleader.
Tetris' semi-dormant competitive side emerges again.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.
Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.
Amazon Game Studios offers an extended peek at its latest attempt to break into the online gaming market.
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 is technically in the Titanfall universe, but its gameplay borrows much more from Blizzard.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Examining the RPGs we lost with the Wii Shop closure, and where to find alternate versions.
EA showed us what awaits at the end of Anthem. Here's what we thought.
We talk to the game's developers about what largely feels like a secondary concern at the moment.
Capcom is rebounding after a tough generation, Kingdom Hearts 3 is almost here, and more on this week's Starting Screen.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Will we get another Kingdom Hearts? Does Anthem have a potentially fatal flaw? We ponder these questions and more in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.
Anthem passes at least one major test. But is it enough?
We get our first real glimpse of The Father in the sequel to Far Cry 5, and a very trippy vision quest.
Why Trials Rising is better enjoyed on PS4 and Xbox One.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat, Nadia, and Caty examine the legacy of Kingdom Hearts and how it marks a turning point for both Square Enix and Disney.
Finding balance in the Force.
The digital ecosystem is undergoing its biggest shakeup since 2005.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Dragon Quest 5, Destiny, and Tales of Vesperia headline this week's episode of Blood God.
Will Destiny 2 stay on Battle.net? Will Destiny 3 be on next-gen consoles? And what's NetEase's role in all this?
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | It's a brand new year, and we're here to preview Kingdom Hearts 3, Outer Worlds, and other big RPGs of 2019.
EA's popular soccer sim wants to be more realistic and competitive, but it's losing something essential in the process.
Rockstar's sweeping epic is bound to be viewed through the lens of its other open-world games, but that's not its greatest strength.
It was another marvelous year for games, but USG's brave leader loved two in particular.
2018 was a great year for USG. Here are some of the highlights!
PODCAST | The entire gang from USgamer get together to recount the best of 2018.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia look back on Octopath Traveler, Pokemon Let's Go, Fallout 76, and more.
Few games inspire as much passion as Super Smash Bros. But why?
We go hands-on with Pokemon Go's Trainer Battles and find them a better fit than we expected.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and I discuss which Persona game deserves to be in the #9 slot in the Top 25 RPG list, and we want your thoughts, too!
Rockstar has been putting much more emphasis on modes like Red Dead Online. But it single-player fans deserve DLC, too.
We explore Red Dead Redemption 2's newly-released online sandbox.
STARTING SCREEN | Online service games can generous outrageous profits, but their potential for disaster is often high.
Kat has finally wrapped up God of War's latest chapter, and she has some thoughts.
Why robbing trains, coaches, and stores in the search for the perfect heist taught me a lot about the inner workings of RDR 2.
STARTING SCREEN | Opinion on Fallout 76 was mixed from the start, but no one could have predicted that it would stumble this badly out of the gate.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat, Mike, and Nadia dig into two RPGs that break the norms for their respective franchises.
Warframe is another coup for Nintendo.
We reexamine Fallout 4 in the wake of Fallout 76's release and find that it holds up better than you might think.
STARTING SCREEN | The Pokemon marketing machine takes a risk and scores another huge win.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia revisit the Fire Emblem that started it all in North America, plus talk Hajime Tabata, Geno, Diablo Immortal, and more.
The best-loved Elder Scrolls game was a moment of transition for both Bethesda and RPGs in general.
EA's problems have poisoned the well, but there's still plenty of reason to give Battlefield a chance.
We look back on Fire Emblem's first successful foray into North America, and why it remains a popular entry on both sides of the Pacific.
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