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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New Celeste DLC Includes an Affecting Revelation About Madeline That Casts Her Story in a New Light

Madeline's battle with depression and anxiety take on a new meaning in Farewell DLC.

Nintendo Direct Recap: A Deluge of Ports From September 2019 Onward

From Overwatch to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, here's a recap of all the announcements.

The Difference Between Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2: "We're a Shooter, They're an RPG"

Ghost Recon Breakpoint still wants to emphasize the "shooter" part of being a looter shooter.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Producer On Emphasizing "Work and Life Balance" Over Crunch

Despite an ambitious content roadmap, Ubisoft executive producer Nouredine Abboud explains how Ubisoft is staying on track.

NBA 2K20 is Still Very Committed to Switch: "The Flexibility Can't be Matched With That Console"

FIFA is scaling back on Nintendo's platform, but for the moment, Visual Concepts is here to stay.

Here's What Bathtub Geralt Looks Like in Witcher 3 for Switch - Hands-On Impressions

Witcher 3 on Switch is looking pretty good!

NBA 2K20 Teams Up With LeBron and World's Hottest Man Idris Elba For MyCareer

Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, and the real star, Ernie Hudson, are in NBA 2K20's story mode.

Ice-T Revealed as Ornery Stuffed Bear in Borderlands 3

And he gets eaten by an alien T-Rex.

Borderlands 3 Puts a Bow on the Main Trilogy's Story: "Where We Go From Here, We Have No Idea"

The new game will also resolve questions from Tales From the Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

"No Current Plans" for Borderlands 3 DLC Characters, Gearbox Confirms

Four Borderlands 3 DLC packs are planned, but new characters will have to wait.

NHL 20 Interview: Why Planned Improvements to Its "Be a Pro" Mode Got Pushed Back and More

We catch up with creative director William Ho to talk improvements to the gameplay, online franchise, and Year 2 of World of Chel.

Man of Medan Developer Already Working on the Fifth Game In Its Dark Pictures Anthology

Supermassive Games pushing ahead with its new interactive version of Tales From the Crypt.

NHL 20: Doc Emrick is Out and Battle Royale is in as EA Releases First Details and Trailer Featuring Auston Matthews

NHL 20 borrows from Fortnite, Overwatch, and more in its latest update.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Avatar Byleth's Appearance Won't be Customizable Outside of Gender, Nintendo Says

Nintendo reaches out to clarify customization options for Byleth.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 Will be Set Solely in Midgar, Second Episode Being Outlined Now

Square Enix isn't sure how many episodes there will be.

Mario Maker 2 "Making Changes" That May Make it Possible to Play With Friends Online

Nintendo making some changes after outcry.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Have Full National Pokedex, Locking Some Pokemon Out

Only monsters from the Galar Pokedex will be transferable through Pokemon Bank.

Nintendo Direct E3 2019 Recap: Breath of the Wild 2 Megaton Blows Everything Else Away

Also, a new Mana game, tons of ports, and lots more.

New Xbox One Backward Compatible Releases Ending After Final Wave That Includes Asura's Wrath

The spirit of retro gaming will live on with Project Scarlett though.

Ubisoft E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: Gods and Monsters, Watch Dogs Legion, and a Very Good Dog

All of Ubisoft's announcements from today's show.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 First Gameplay Trailer Reveals a Faithful Looking Sequel

We get a first hard look at the anticipated sequel in extended gameplay trailer.

Bethesda E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: Shinji Mikami, Arkane, and Fallout 76 [!?] Shine With New Announcements

Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls: Blades on Switch, and lots more from the Bethesda press conference.

Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: The Next-Generation Xbox is Revealed (Sort Of), But Keanu Reeves Steals the Show

Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Tetris 99 Big Block DLC Will Feature New Offline Modes for $9.99

Former Nintendo Switch Online exclusive available to play offline starting today.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date Revealed, And It's Potentially Just in Time for a Switch Lite Release

Nintendo has two big games coming in June and July.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

X-Wing Alliance Came Out 20 Years Ago Today, And We've Seen Little Like It Since

Let's pour one out for the end of an era.

Stardew Valley Celebrates Anniversary With Release Date on Android

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

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.

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.

Welcome to USG, Part 3

USG has a new look, new features, and more. Stay awhile and listen to find out what's changed in our massive update.

FIFA 19 Team of the Year Pack Odds are About the Same as Getting Struck by Lightning

With a less than one percent chance to actually pack a TOTY Messi, you're almost better off playing the actual lottery.

Persona 5 Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

Joker will be one of five characters in Fighters Pass.

Mortal Kombat 11 Officially Announced for Next April, Will be on Switch

The latest in the venerable fighting game series will be out sooner than you think.

Starfield Has Competition With Obsidian's The Outer Worlds

Obsidian's long-awaited return to the world of triple-A looks like a big one.

Artifact Goes Live on Steam, Releases New Comic and Launch Trailer in Celebration

Even Dota 2 fans who don't care much for card games might enjoy the sprinkling of lore found in Artifact's comic series.

Initial Project Stream Impressions Overwhelmingly Positive as Journalists Stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Their Browsers

Early analysis of its performance suggests that Google might have another winner on its hands.

Fallout 76 Makes Being Encumbered Much Less Annoying

Your life is no longer miserable if you're hauling around too many goods in Fallout 76.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Shows Another Iconic Monster in a Terrifying New Form in Latest Footage

Say hello to The Licker. Plus, new Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition revealed.

One Terminally Ill Gamer Given Chance to Play Red Dead Redemption 2 Early

Rockstar responds to one terminally ill gamer in the Netherlands with a unique opportunity to see Red Dead Redemption 2 before it launches later this month.

Baldur's Gate 3 Reportedly in Development by an Unknown Studio

The classic PC RPG series Baldur's Gate may be returning soon based on tweets from former publisher Brian Fargo.

This Handy Tool Will Help You Earn More Coins in FIFA's FUT 19

Futbin's excellent import tool returns for another season in FIFA 19.

Nintendo Might be Working on a Way to Bring Game Boy Games to Smartphones Based on New Patent

It's not quite a Game Boy Classic, but it's nevertheless very interesting.

FIFA 19 Has a Bug That Hasn't Been Fixed in at Least Five Years

The youth academy in FIFA career mode is still busted after all these years. Will it ever be fixed?

FIFA 18 Still Isn't Available on EA Access

FIFA 18 has yet to appear on EA's subscription service despite this year's game now available to buy and play.

Tons of Final Fantasy Games Coming to Switch (But Not the Best One... Sad)

Everyone but Squall fans will be happy in 2019.

The Best New Super Mario Bros. is Coming to Switch

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe confirmed for 2019.

NBA 2K19 My Career Dials Back its VC Requirements in at Least One Area

Visual Concepts bends ever so slightly on NBA 2K19 microtransactions.

Come Meet the USG Team at 2pm PT at PAX West!

Come say hi to Kat, Caty, Nadia, Mike, and Matt.

Life is Strange 2 Developers Talk About the Problem of Choosing a Canon Ending for Max and Chloe's Story

How do you pick an ending when people feel so passionately about one or the other?

BioWare Contrasts Anthem With Final Fantasy XIV in Detailing How Storytelling Will Work

Wondering how the single-player will gel with the multiplayer in Anthem? BioWare explains how it all works.

Diablo 3 is Coming to Switch This Fall, and You Can Play as Ganon

It's the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo console in 15 years.

Nintendo Narrows Nintendo Switch Online Release Date a Smidge

Don't expect it immediately in the September.

NHL 19 Creative Director Leaves Door Open for Return of Online Franchise

Could GM Connected eventually make a return? NHL is at least hearing the requests.

Madden 19 Complete List of Player Ratings for All 32 Teams Has Been Released

Find out who the best players are going into the new year.

Fortnite is Indeed Coming to Switch, and It'll be Available Starting at 10am PT

The battle royale is coming to Switch.

Here's Your 30 Second Elder Scrolls 6 Trailer

A whole new world. Finally.

Rage 2 Mixes Mad Max and Robocop in New Gameplay Trailer

Avalanche is right at home.

Why Madden 19 Won't Feature RPO, the Strategy That Helped the Eagles Win the Super Bowl

EA is holding off for now on this potentially overpowered tactic.

Sushi Striker, Switch's Charming Local Multiplayer Puzzler, is Available Today on eShop

A fun multiplayer game to tide you over until Smash Bros.

Madden Creative Director Suddenly Departs in the Midst of Madden 19's Development

Rex Dickson departs EA, with Mike Young reportedly taking the helm.

You Can Play With Saquon Barkley And Other Rookies From Tonight's NFL Draft in Madden 18

Here's how to add Baker Mayfield and company to your Madden Ultimate Team.

Report: PlayStation 5 Rumors are Swirling, But a 2018 Release Date Appears Unlikely

Rumors in the games industry suggest PS5 might not be out until 2020.

NIS America Apologizes for Saying Sony "Isn't Friendly to Small Publishers"

President Takuro Yamashita reaffirms support for PS4 version of SNK Heroines.

Dragon Quest XI PC Will Support Native 4K, Learn From Nier: Automata's Problems

Hopefully there will be no fan patches for this one.

Witchwood's Newly-Revealed Shudderwock is Hearthstone's Most Complicated Card to Date

Why Witchwood's newest legendary gave Hearthstone's team headaches.

Hearthstone's Ben Brode Doesn't Plan to Change the Dust Economy Anytime Soon

Brode feels there are better ways to address Hearthstone's value proposition heading into Witchwood.

Miramar Xbox One Confirmed for May as Deadmau5 Tries to Play PUBG Wearing 18 Pound Helmet

It was a rough time for the EDM legend, but at least we we know when Miramar is coming out.

Wolfenstein 2 Switch Confirmed to Have Motion Controls at Launch

Popular gyro controls from Doom will be included in the Wolfenstein 2 Switch port

Heroes of the Storm is Focusing More on Storytelling in 2018

Blizzard's MOBA is trying something new.

MLB The Show 18 is Secretly a Hat Collecting Sim Now

MLB The Show 18 has more souvenirs than ever to collect. Why some fans see that as a problem.

For Honor Devs Break Down Tumultuous Launch: "It Was a Big Hangover"

It's not easy launching an online platform.

Rare Design Documents Show Sonic's Proposed Dance Animation

Sonic almost danced the night away in the original game, plus other rare concepts.

Hearthstone's Unique Expansion Cards Can't Always be Legendary, Designer Says

Hearthstone wants to make special card sets like those found in Knights of the Frozen Throne, but they may not be legendary.

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