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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Review

Capcom sends off the previous era of their hit series with simply the most Monster Hunter stuff ever in one package.

Day of the Tentacle: The Oral History

The making of one of the greatest adventure games ever.

Monster Hunter and the Conflicted Vegetarian

How do you come to terms with a game that clashes with your belief system?

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Review

Capcom sends off the previous era of their hit series with simply the most Monster Hunter stuff ever in one package.

Day of the Tentacle: The Oral History

The making of one of the greatest adventure games ever.

Monster Hunter and the Conflicted Vegetarian

How do you come to terms with a game that clashes with your belief system?

Monster Hunter: World Review: A Sublime Safari

Get ready: the next generation of Monster Hunter has finally begun.

The Gateway Guide to Monster Hunter: Where Should I Start?

Too intimidated to take on Capcom's co-op action-RPG? We'll help you ease yourself into its world of terrifying beasts and irritating kitties.

Monster Hunter World’s Beta From the Perspective of a Hardcore Fan

Our Monster Hunter correspondent Bob Mackey explains what Monster Hunter World has to offer to both the hardcore faithful and more casual fans.

Why Final Fantasy IX Matters

Square-Enix's Y2K classic is headed to the PC and mobile devices. Here's why you should care.

The Division's 1.4 Patch Hits on October 25th

Big, big changes are coming for Ubisoft's online shooter.

Batman: Return to Arkham Reveals the Collection's Graphical Upgrades

...Because what can you trust more than official promotional materials?

What's the Deal with Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice's Three DLC Episodes?

Bob looks into the bounty of DLC cases available for Phoenix Wright's latest outing.

Check Out 10 Minutes of the New Harvest Moon, Courtesy of Natsume

Get a sneak preview of Skytree Village before it launches for the 3DS on November 8th.

Interview: ZUN on 20 Years of Touhou Project

The legendary one man band of Japanese game development looks back on the last two decades.

Dark Souls III's 1.08 Patch Will Bring Some In-Demand Changes on October 21st

If you've been griping about From Software's mishandling of the Poise stat, this update should make you happy.

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~ Distant Memories ~ 3DS Review: Short Story

The successor to defunct developer Cing's emotional adventure games can't help but feel like a pretender to the throne.

The Final Fantasy XIV Lore Book is a Thing of Beauty

If you're currently not at the Fan Festival in Las Vegas, you can order a copy of Encyclopedia Eorzea ~The World of Final Fantasy XIV ~ on October 17th.

Check Out Two New Resident Evil 7 Teaser Videos

These small scraps of footage may shed some light on this RE reboot's mysteries.

Does It Hold Up?: The Evil Within

Resident Evil 4 superfan Bob Mackey dives into Shinji Mikami's polarizing survival horror game for the first time.

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Hits Theaters on October 15th

If you want to see Level-5's adorable collection of creepy monsters on the big screen, you've only got one chance.

PlayStation VR Review: Whoa-oh, We're Halfway There

Sony's take on virtual reality has resulted in an incredibly effective device, yet design concessions made for a mass-market price hold it back from achieving its true potential.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Hits Smartphones this Winter

The dark horse of Capcom's lawyer sim series will see a rerelease after nine long years.

Batman: Arkham VR PlayStation 4 Review: A Real Stand-Up Hero

Rocksteady does a convincing job of throwing you into The Dark Knight's world, even if the limits of early VR dampen the experience.

Bravely Default Celebrates Its Fourth Birthday With a Twitter Teaser

If you're a fan of this Square-Enix 3DS RPG series, you might be hearing some good news soon.

PlayStation VR Worlds PlayStation 4 Review: Proof of Concept

Sony's collection of VR tech demos would have made for a great pack-in, but doesn't quite hold up as a full retail release.

Don't Hold Your Breath for Final Fantasy XV on PC

...Unless you can hold your breath for more than a year. Then knock yourself out.

Pokemon Sun & Moon to Weigh in at 3.2 Gigabytes

If you plan on grabbing a digital copy of the newest Pokemon, you might want to consider upgrading your SD card.

USstreamer: Enter Cyberspace with PlayStation VR Today at 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET

Tune in and check out a tour of titles from Sony's new virtual reality platform.

Nintendo's 2DS Gets a Minor Makeover this November

The most affordable member of the 3DS family will soon look slightly different for this holiday shopping season.

Retronauts' 8-Bit Superhero Sampler Returns with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman

This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we look into two of the more memorable comic book games on the NES.

Amazon Wants to Break in with Breakaway

HANDS-ON: Amazon Game Studios' (and Double Helix Games') upcoming multiplayer game is looking to be the Next Big Thing.

NES Classic Edition Hands-On Impression: Big on Fun, Light on Features

Nintendo's mini console certainly does what it's supposed to, but not much else.

Check Out the Subtitled Trailer for the Next Ace Attorney Game You'll Never Play

The Great Ace Attorney's sequel is on its way, though don't expect a localization anytime soon.

Yo-kai Watch 2 3DS Review: Deja Boo

Level-5's charming Pokemon-like still shows promise, but refuses to budge from its more irritating design decisions.

Blizzard Wants to Overhaul Overwatch's Symmetra

The least-used character in Blizzard's competitive shooter is due for some big changes in November.

Shovel Knight Digs Into Yooka-Laylee's World

Yacht Club's blue crusader will make an appearance in the spiritual successor to Rare's 3D platformers.

Retronauts Rumbles with the History of Punch-Out!!

This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dig into the surprisingly deep history of Nintendo's gloriously cartoony take on pugilism.

Persona 5 Debuts at Number One in Japan

That's what happens when you make people wait eight years for a sequel.

Watch Dogs 2 Could Fill the Gap GTA Left Behind

With its impressive amount of ways to disrupt a highly interactive world, Watch Dogs 2 looks to be picking up exactly where Grand Theft Auto left off.

Check Out Seven Minutes of Dark Souls III's Upcoming DLC

Take a peek at Ashes of Ariandel with footage directly from From Software.

Action-RPG Dragon Ball Fusions is Heading to the US on December 13th

3DS owners will be able to jump into some sick anime battles just in time for Christmas.

Birthdays the Beginning Brings Harvest Moon's Creator to a New Frontier

Yasuhiro Wada's upcoming sim fully embraces the "god game" genre.

Resident Evil 7's "Lantern" Demo Sheds More Light on Capcom's Upcoming Release

A slice of the core game shows how RE's brand of survival horror is making a jump to first-person.

From Us to You! Explores The Last Guardian, Rediscovers the Legacy of Dead Rising, and Has No Objections to Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice

Bob, Mike, and special guest Chris Doucette assemble to discuss Bob's recent hands-on session with The Last Guardian, the unique charms of the original Dead Rising, and the finer points of Phoenix Wright's latest adventure.

Fall Games Preview 2016: The Last Guardian is Totally Real, and I Totally Played It

Fumito Ueda's first game in 11 years is nearly here. But is his massively delayed creation worth the wait?

10 Years Ago, Dead Rising Kicked off a Generation that Ended Up Choosing a Much Different Path

Capcom's take on Dawn of the Dead showed what the future would hold for last generation's consoles, even if few others would borrow its hardcore approach.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Final Fantasy XV is Actually Coming Out. Finally.

Everything you need to know about Square's upcoming (and oft-delayed) JRPG blockbuster.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice 3DS Review: Big Trouble in Fake China

After nearly a decade of trying to find itself, Ace Attorney makes a great return to form with this newest sequel.

Retronauts Micro Presents an 8-Bit Superhero Sampler

This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dissect two of the earliest (and worst) superhero games the NES has to offer: Superman and The Uncanny X-Men.

Blackwood Crossing Weaves a Narrative Spell, with Some Puzzles to Spare

Fans of first-person adventure games should definitely look forward to developer PaperSeven's early 2017 debut.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst Gets the Monster Hunter Basics, but None of the Nuance

While this might be the closest you'll come to playing Capcom's hit RPG on the PC, you may be better off just buying a 3DS.

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