Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.@yumecaty email@example.com
If you ping in Apex Legends' new Solo mode, does it make a sound?
Zachtronics, the developers of puzzle games such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory, have a new... visual novel?
We talk to developer Matthew Seiji Burns about his prescient upcoming visual novel, a surprising departure for a studio known for puzzle games.
Next week, you won't have a Lifeline to have your back.
From 10v10 to more than 100, Modern Warfare is pushing its player count to the limit, and not necessarily for a battle royale either.
Don't expect neon colored gun skins in this Call of Duty.
Animation director Mark Grigsby and multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith break down the huge overhauls in Modern Warfare.
Plus why Infinity Ward is going back to Killstreaks over Scorestreaks.
Let's talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of final bosses in games.
First we lay waste to Nazis with our A.I. sister, but now we've done so with actual other players too. Thus we've updated our review with a score!
At QuakeCon 2019, we get our first substantial details about Doom Eternal's Battlemode.
Sorry y'all, we won't get to hang out with Sonia or Oleana pre-launch.
We got extensive hands-on time with Pokemon Masters. Here are some of the cool trainers from deep in Pokemon history that we spotted.
Pokemon Masters will have co-op, but you won't be able to take the fight to your friends at all.
Blacksad: Under the Skin is like volume 2.5 in terms of when it takes place in the comic book series.
We're near the end of Splatoon 2's updates and events, but it's going out in style.
Thatgamecompany's long-awaited follow-up to Journey has some beautiful clouds, and it looks surprisingly great on mobile too.
The state of Nihon Falcom, one of the oldest RPG studios in existence, in 2019.
Just 2v2 on a small map, with a few rules.
Dr. Mario and the whole Mushroom Kingdom reunite to cure more diseases. Maybe they can destroy cancer this time.
Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?
COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's a long weekend for some folks, or a fractured week for others. Anyway, what are you playing?
New challenges and better rewards help season two feel actually satisfying.
In Apex Legends: Season 2, a joke of a weapon just got viable.
Super Mario Maker 2 teaches you to respect your players, not frustrate them.
Directed by the lead game designer of Final Fantasy 15, No Straight Roads is a music-driven action-adventure game inspired by all genres.
Don't worry, Oninaki is still going for that classic JRPG feeling. Just in a less obvious way.
At E3 2019, we went hands-on with Call of Duty's next frontier: phones.
At E3 2019, we got some hands-on time with the next social adventure from thatgamecompany, which launches next month.
At EA Play last week, we interviewed Apex Legends' executive producer and lead product manager about all the changes coming this summer.
At E3 2019, we sit down with the director of Cyberpunk 2077's quests to learn about how Night City, life paths, and more will affect how the story unfolds.
We check out the unique strategy game being developed with consultation from the film series' creators.
CD Projekt Red is determined to regain fan trust after a slew of controversies dating back to last year.
Sleeping with NPCs does not seem to extend to digital ghost Keanu Reeves, unfortunately.
A long time ago, I played a demo of 12 Minutes. At E3 2019, it surprisingly reemerged with a new publisher, Annapurna, backing it.
The new orchestral compositions of familiar tunes sound great so far.
Ni No Kuni is being remastered for PS4 and PC.
They really need to tone down the swearing in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
We saw a hands-off demo of how Dying Light 2's choices impact its open-world, mechanics, and more.
Another unexpected Nintendo crossover seems to be a winner.
Taking on Raditz signals a very familiar, and unexpected, Dragon Ball Z tune.
We get TWO versions of Seiken Densetsu 3 now!
Square Enix is bringing the whole Secret of Mana collection to the west.
The creative director behind Darksiders: Genesis tells us about co-op, bringing back War, and reinventing the action of the series.
Our first hands-on with Wolfenstein's co-op debut leaves us with a lot of questions.
Two remasters of Saga games are journeying westward.
We got a chance to see Mojang's first standalone game in a long while in action.
Uplay+ will have over 100 games on launch in September.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is light on new details, but shows off a lot of fresh footage.
There's more to Doom Eternal than Glory Kills now.
Arkane Lyon has a new action game on the way.
The Xbox and PS2 cult classic's spirit is alive and well in the modern generation.
Tales of Arise, after leaking earlier, gets its first trailer.
Bleeding Edge was officially revealed at the Xbox E3 press conference.
Apex Legends has a new character coming next month, and she brings a nice spark to the defense lineup.
It's Iron Giant, the game.
11 Bit Studios is bringing more of its games to EA's subscription service.
Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.
A Destroy All Humans remake is en route, but rather than refresh the PS2 and Xbox classic for a new generation, it's just... the same game again.
Despite how colorful it is, planet exploration is a little drab in Journey to the Savage Planet.
You can save your money and play with even more friends in this year's Call of Duty.
Here's some tech jargon on what new to expect from Call of Duty's latest for your Modern Warfare-stuffed morning.
It may not be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, but it sure is quadrupling down on heavy topics.
Our first look at this year's Call of Duty, which is aiming for a more mature audience.
Studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki tells us about how and why Infinity Ward is reinventing a fan revered subseries.
We went hands-on with what is sure to be another couch co-op hit.
Phantom: Covert Ops, a new Oculus Quest and Rift S game, elevates a baffling premise to silly fun.
Announced last year for 2019, Lone Echo 2 now has a new release window, and new details too.
"We wouldn't want to make something that was just shooting."
From MS-DOS to PSP, we look back on Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's peculiar port history with developer Brian Provinciano.
How Rusty Moyher developed an entire game without using his hands.
You can try and catch at least one of the three legendary Lake Trio Pokemon, provided you're on certain continents.
How one of the year's best games makes its corridors worth revisiting immediately.
Once upon a time, there were MCU games. (They weren't good.)
Grind fatigue Fatality.
One of the most hated (or loved) Sonic games ever is getting a new lease on life.
Part-River City Ransom, part-Persona, part-Yasujirō Ozu: can there ever be a better mix?
To dress like you're ready for a zombie apocalypse will apparently cost you.
I can engage in long-range combat now? What?
And a notebook to take names in.
Dreams has scope unlike any other creation-focused game before it.
Persona 5 isn't the only Persona getting some love in Smash either.
Plus, Patch 1.1.1 brings welcome changes to our favorite big boys.
Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.
Tickets are now on sale too.
A song of ice, fire, and a strategy game's consequences.
Enter the Gungeon is finally feature complete with its final update.
Snapchat announces its new games initiative, Snap Games.
At GDC 2019, co-director Tai Yasue breaks down the most challenging and rewarding parts of making the long-awaited finale of the Xehanort saga.
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