Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

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.

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Latest Articles

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa Is a Coming of Age Beat 'Em Up With A Lot On Its Mind

Part-River City Ransom, part-Persona, part-Yasujirō Ozu: can there ever be a better mix?

Days Gone Gets a Fashion Collaboration With Diesel, Complete With Expensive Denim Jackets

To dress like you're ready for a zombie apocalypse will apparently cost you.

Apex Legends Almost Feels New Again After Its Latest Patch

I can engage in long-range combat now? What?

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa Is a Coming of Age Beat 'Em Up With A Lot On Its Mind

Part-River City Ransom, part-Persona, part-Yasujirō Ozu: can there ever be a better mix?

Days Gone Gets a Fashion Collaboration With Diesel, Complete With Expensive Denim Jackets

To dress like you're ready for a zombie apocalypse will apparently cost you.

Apex Legends Almost Feels New Again After Its Latest Patch

I can engage in long-range combat now? What?

Dreams Wants to Make Game Developers of Us All, And I'm Convinced It's Working

Dreams has scope unlike any other creation-focused game before it.

Joker From Persona 5 Steals Hearts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tomorrow Along With a Big 3.0 Update

Persona 5 isn't the only Persona getting some love in Smash either.

Apex Legends Kicking Off Bonus XP Limited Time Event for Battle Pass Owners

Plus, Patch 1.1.1 brings welcome changes to our favorite big boys.

Heaven's Vault Review

Digging up a long lost history.

How Sokpop Collective Found a Way to Make Small Games for a Living With Patreon

Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.

We Predict Game of Thrones' Final Season Using Reigns: Game of Thrones

A song of ice, fire, and a strategy game's consequences.

The Devs Heard You: You Can Now Pet the Dog In Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is finally feature complete with its final update.

Snapchat Bets Big On Games With New In-App Multiplayer Games

Snapchat announces its new games initiative, Snap Games.

"Everyone Was Complaining I Should Cut More:" Co-Director Tai Yasue on the Making of Kingdom Hearts 3

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.

Dragon Quest: Your Story, The CG Movie Based on Dragon Quest 5, Gets Its First Trailer

It looks considerably less Toriyama-esque, sadly.

Why Concrete Genie Is Getting Two VR Modes Instead of Just One

We got hands-on time with one of Concrete Genie's newly announced VR modes.

In No Man's Sky VR, No One Can Hear You Puke From Spinning Your Ship Out on Accident

We get hands-on time with No Man's Sky's upcoming VR update.

Blood and Truth Shows How Far VR Has Come, But Maybe Not in the Way You Might Think

The follow-up to London Heist is putting you directly into an action movie.

Iron Man VR Is Shaping Up to Be More Than Just An Arcadey PSVR Shooter

We played Iron Man VR, and talked to developers Camouflaj about bringing the Marvel superhero to PlayStation VR.

Apex Legends Review

With the Battle Pass in full force, we figured it's time to finally review the biggest smash of the year.

Her Story Creator's New Game, Telling Lies, Has a Teaser Trailer

Find the first details for Sam Barlow's Telling Lies here.

Sam Barlow Takes Us Inside Telling Lies, His Star-Studded Follow-Up to Her Story

Director and writer Sam Barlow breaks down his new mega-ambitious game, Telling Lies.

Dead Cells Has Sold More Than One Million Units, With Switch the Top Console

During a Dead Cells postmortem at GDC 2019, Motion Twin unveils how well Dead Cells has sold.

Stranger Things 3 Developer On The Tricky Task of Developing a Game Alongside a Television Show

Stranger Things 3: The Game will be releasing simultaneously with the Netflix season, which brings about new complications.

Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit Mode Almost Didn't Have PvP

Senior technical designer Peter Sarrett from Bungie gave a talk at GDC 2019 detailing the development of Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit mode.

"It's A Surprise to Us Too:" Studio MDHR Co-Founder On Bringing Cuphead to Switch, Fixing Load Times, and More

Cuphead defeats the boss of Microsoft exclusivity, and lives to tell the tale.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Co-Director Says Critical Mode Is "Coming Soon"

At GDC 2019, we learn about one of Kingdom Hearts 3's most-requested features from co-director Tai Yasue.

Doom Was First Triple-A Game Brought Up on Stadia, id Software Says

During GDC 2019, id Software also showed two live demos of Doom (2016) and the upcoming Doom Eternal.

Game Developers Behind Dead Cells, Night in the Woods, and More Share Why the Co-Op Studio Model Works

Developers from all around the world share their experiences in worker cooperative for video games.

Google's New Game Streaming Platform is Called Stadia

Google's entry into the gaming race now has a name.

Steam to Start Hiding "Off Topic" User Reviews to Combat Review Bombing

Valve is revising how it calculates user Review Scores on Steam again.

Jump Pad, Jump Pad, Jump Pad, Apex Legends Up to Somethin'

Jump pads are appearing in Apex Legends, and players think it has something to do with season one's arrival.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's DLC Maps Are Free This Weekend

Black Ops 4 is giving out double XP too.

Hate Spiders Like Any Sane Human? You'll Love Satisfactory's Arachnophobia Mode

That one Jak and Daxter level still haunts me.

Epic Games Store Road Map Reveals a Host of New Features

User reviews and more are on the way to the Epic Games Store.

Bethesda Is Bringing Back Bethesda Game Days for PAX East, Hosting A Lot of Panels and Livestreams Too

For PAX East, Bethesda announces lots of panels and hands-on demos for attendees.

Drug Scandal Involving Judgment Voice Actor Cascades to Kingdom Hearts 3

Olaf's voice will be lost, until it is found again.

The Paradox Way: Paradox's CEO on the Future of the Hit Strategy Publisher

At DICE Summit 2019, we catch up with Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud to chat about supporting games in the long term, fostering a healthy work environment, and more.

Overwatch's New Hero Baptiste Is Coming to All Platforms Next Week

The new support hero is leaving the PTR.

Gearbox Is Teasing Another Game That... Isn't Borderlands 3?

Gearbox may have more than one surprise in store for PAX East.

Sea of Thieves is Offering Bonus XP and Gold to Players This Weekend

To help you ready up ahead of next week's one year celebration.

Hyper Light Drifter Developers Ditch Pixels for Polygons in Solar Ash Kingdom

Solar Ash Kingdom is the long-anticipated follow-up to the indie hit Hyper Light Drifter.

Sony Rumored to be in Talks to Acquire Take-Two Interactive [Update]

MarketWatch reports the hot, probably not-happening acquisition.

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