Caty McCarthy

Senior 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 Senior Editor.

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Latest Articles

I'm The Pumpkin Queen of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new pumpking growing doesn't go full farming sim, thankfully.

Time for a Bit of a Rest

Senior Editor Caty McCarthy bids farewell to USgamer.

Coldstone's Super Mario Bros. Anniversary Goods Sound Too Sweet For Humans to Consume

Celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary with lots of cake batter ice cream.

I'm The Pumpkin Queen of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new pumpking growing doesn't go full farming sim, thankfully.

Time for a Bit of a Rest

Senior Editor Caty McCarthy bids farewell to USgamer.

Coldstone's Super Mario Bros. Anniversary Goods Sound Too Sweet For Humans to Consume

Celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary with lots of cake batter ice cream.

An Absurdly Long List of Every Game I've Played Since Quarantine Began

Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.

Call of Duty: Warzone's New Subway Will Be Verdansk's One and Only "Safe" Area

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare enters Season Six next week, with another big change for Warzone's map.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Be A Roguelite Fan

With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition Corners the Market on Legacy RPG Studios

ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?

Can We Please Talk About The Anime Dragon's Dogma Man's Bonkers Muscles?

Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.

In A Monster's Expedition, Getting Stuck on a Puzzle Isn't the End of the World

A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review: A Cruel Kaiju's Thesis

Vanillaware's latest is a twisty sci-fi melodrama, with a bland side of RTS.

Ring Fit Adventure Is the Only Exercise Routine I've Ever Kept Up With

Nintendo's latest exercise game has encouraged me to keep up exercise like nothing before.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Review: Let's Ride

Vicarious Visions delivers an exhilarating, near-unbruised remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Multiplayer Ditches Specialists And Goes Back to Basics

We go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's 1980s-set multiplayer.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Has Done the Impossible. It's Made Me Feel Included

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 makes skateboarding feel truly welcoming to all.

Moon Is No Longer Lost To Time. I Hope More Games Join It

Many games are finally getting overdue localizations, but what about the rest?

PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Going Out to Limited Number of "Existing Consumers"

You can register via your PSN ID to get the chance to pre-order a PS5 now.

Inside Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Sequel Fever, Biggest Changes, and Choice-Driven Campaign

Treyarch and Raven's latest is being billed as a sequel to Black Ops 1, but it looks like it has more in common with Black Ops 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Campaign Will Let You Play as a Gender Neutral Character

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's campaign will let you customize your protagonist.

Starting Screen | An Improved Nintendo Switch Model Would be Right on Schedule

Another day, another report about a new and improved Switch en route.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is Vanillaware's Boldest Game Yet

After a few hours with Vanillaware's latest, producer Akiyasu Yamamoto tells us more about the 1980s-set mecha vs. kaiju epic.

Why Am I Even Playing Fast and Furious Crossroads?

The concept of Fast and Furious Crossroads is solid, but it fails at everything it tries to achieve.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater's Warehouse Level Still Holds Up 21 Years Later in New Remake's Demo

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is shaping up to be good, thankfully.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review: Falling With Style

The latest viral hit is actually pretty fun—if you can weather its prolific server issues.

Starting Screen | There Shouldn't be a New Call of Duty in 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is getting its new season this week, but all eyes are on what's next for the series.

Don't Call Fight Crab Another "Gag Game"

We chat with the developer behind Fight Crab, a crustacean-led, physics-heavy fighting game.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Is Getting 37 New Tracks, Missing Just a Few Originals

Only three tracks from the original soundtracks are missing from the remakes.

September's Ubisoft Forward Will Show "Commitment to Improving the Culture" Amid Abuse Allegations

Ubisoft is committed to trying to right the wrongs it did with the last Ubisoft Forward.

Xbox Games Showcase July 2020 Recap: Fable's Back, Halo Infinite Gameplay Revealed, and More

Today, we saw a slew of first-party Xbox Game Studios games, and then some.

Necrobarista Review: Death, Stranded

Is one life ever enough?

From Music to Programming, Olija Is Largely the Work of Just One Developer

Devolver Digital's latest surprise reveal has you wielding a harpoon in a Prince of Persia-inspired world.

Ooblets Has Already Hooked Me

Part-Pokemon, part-Stardew Valley, all in its own personality.

Ghost of Tsushima Gets New Soundtrack Remix EP Featuring Tycho, Tokimonsta, and More

The Glitch Mob and Nine Inch Nails's Alessandro Cortini also have remixes on the new EP.

Ubisoft Forward 2020 Recap: Far Cry 6 Announced Alongside a Host of New Trailers

Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion get release dates, and more from today's Ubisoft Forward.

Twin Mirror, Dontnod's New Thriller, Gets Off to a Slow Start

Dontnod ditches the episodic structure and heads in a new genre direction with Twin Mirror.

Bird Alone Is Trying to Help Us Feel A Little Less Alone In Quarantine

The latest game from George Batchelor offers a warm, daily mental health check-up.

Starting Screen | A Tribute to Final Fantasy 9 on Its 20th Anniversary

Final Fantasy 9 once relied on nostalgia, and now we're all nostalgic for it itself.

Call of Duty: Warzone's Map Will Reportedly Undergo Substantial Changes in Season 5

A new report from Video Games Chronicle details how Verdansk is changing in the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone.

Sony's PlayStation Indies Initiative is Great. Now It Needs to Follow Through

It feels like Sony abandoned indies this generation, so hopefully this is a course correction for PS5.

Yoko Taro Doesn't Care If You Skip Over the Story in SinoAlice

We talk with the creative leads behind the new mobile RPG SinoAlice, which makes its North American debut today.

Ninjala Review: Chewing Bubblegum and Kicking Butt, for a Price

Ninjala may be thin on content, but it finds a strong foundation in its unique melee battling.

The Last of Us Part 2's Photo Mode Is Too Restrictive

The Last of Us Part 2's stubborn photo mode limits its potential, and ours.

How Call of the Sea Is Taking Advantage of Its Home on Next-Gen

When one thinks "next-gen," they may not think of an adventure game first.

Starting Screen | The Sloppy Stealth of The Last of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2's stealth is better than before, but at what cost?

Crash Bandicoot 4's Developers On Why This Sequel Has a Number, Its New Modern and Retro Modes, and More

Toys For Bob chats with us about the lessons learned from the remakes that it's bringing to Crash's brand-new adventure.

It's About Time for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

The orange bandicoot is getting a whole new adventure this October.

EA Play Live 2020 Recap: New Skate, Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay, and the Rest of Today's Announcements

We got a glimpse of EA's future today, from EA Originals to next-gen.

Does It Hold Up? Revisiting The Last of Us on the Eve of Its Sequel

Ahead of The Last of Us Part 2, let's explore how the action-adventure genre has evolved since the first game.

You Should Play Persona 4 Golden on PC if Only for the Japanese VO

Persona 4 Golden's PC port has one special new feature.

Every Day's Great With Persona 4 Golden Out Now on PC

Persona 4 Golden has exited Vita exclusivity for an HD home on Steam.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Finally Comes to North America This September

Vanillaware's latest game is hopping in a mech and stomping to North America.

Let's Talk About the PS5's Bizarre Design

The PS5 is quite different than past Sony consoles. But does that make it bad?

20 Video Game Starting Screens That Left A Fantastic First Impression

From The Last of Us to Mega Man 2, these are our favorite title screens in video games.

Monolith Soft and Nintendo on Why Xenoblade Chronicles Was a "Turning Point" For the Studio, and for JRPGs

Monolith Soft and Nintendo reflect on bringing the first Xenoblade Chronicles to the Switch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Wedding Season Event is a Wonderful Pastel Toybox

The latest event has shades of Happy Home Designer.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review: It's Finally Reyn Time on Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sands off its rougher edges for a more streamlined experience for the JRPG classic.

Call of Duty: Warzone Directors On Its Runaway Success, And What's Next: "I Won't Pretend It's Easy"

The directors of Call of Duty: Warzone on the arguments over the Gulag, dealing with cheaters, and what comes next.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix Review: Sadistic Music Factory

Project Diva returns to a portable platform, but how does it stack up to the rest of the series?

Remembering Skate 3 on Its 10th Anniversary: Why the Time is Now for a Revival

Remembering EA's seminal and defunct Skate series as its last entry turns 10.

How We're Feeling About Animal Crossing: New Horizons After Its First Full Month

We're over 30 days from the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How have its inaugural days been?

USG Game of the Month: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Fixes One of the Franchise's Biggest Problems

GAME OF THE MONTH | The Final Fantasy series has always struggled with real-time combat, but in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, nails it.

Predator: Hunting Grounds Review: It's Okay to Miss This Chopper

Predator's latest video game outing is rough around the edges.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Nature Day Has Made us All Weed Dealers

Leif has returned to Animal Crossing, and he wants to buy our weed.

It's Time to Rank Every Single Jackbox Party Pack Game

There have been six Jackbox Party Packs, so we ranked them in order from worst to best.

What Was the First Co-Op Game? Depends on How You Define It

Atari's Fire Truck is one of the first co-op games in arcades, but that's only one dimension.

What The DualSense Controller Teaches Us About PS5

We got our first glimpse at the DualShock 4's successor today. Here's what we can infer about the PS5 based on this new info.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Review: A Disaster of Its Own Making

Disaster Report returns to the West, only now it's without what made the oddball series special in the first place.

Tarantula Island is Dead. Long Live Tarantula Island

A PSA for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players: A new bug has crushed our self-made tarantula island dreams.

Resident Evil 3 Review: Earning the Big "3"

Nemesis is back and gnarlier than ever. And now, he's easier to deal with.

Doom Eternal Roundtable: Did Doom Really Need This Much Story?

Caty, Joel, and Mike gather round to discuss the most hellish new game on the market.

Stop Cheating in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, You Ghouls

Animal Crossing has shown the true side of my friends.

PlayStation 5 Confirmed To Be Backward Compatible With PlayStation 4 Games [Update]

The PS5 will have at least some backward compatibility.

All the Ways You Can Prepare for Animal Crossing: New Horizons Before Launch

Thanks to fan tools and the archives of Animal Crossing: New Leaf-era QR code sharing, there's a lot of ways to prepare for New Horizons' launch later this week.

Remember When… A Final Fantasy 7 Tech Demo First Baited Fans Into Wanting a Remake

With Final Fantasy 7 Remake's new delay, let's look back on the first glimpse we got of a better-looking Cloud.

The Last Campfire, A Small Scale Adventure by Hello Games, Is Out This Summer

The studio behind No Man's Sky has a new game, and it's coming to most platforms.

Starting Screen | It's a Relief to Have Video Games Right now

With human-to-human contact discouraged, luckily online games give us the hangout spaces we need.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review: The Only Debt You'll Want to Stay In

In times of crisis, at least we'll have Animal Crossing.

Fast & Furious Game's Release Date "Uncertain" In Wake of Fast 9's Delay

Following the upcoming film's not-so-fast delay, Fast & Furious Crossroads' release date is now a little nebulous.

Call of Duty: Warzone's Secret Weapon Isn't Battle Royale, It's The New Plunder Mode

Call of Duty: Warzone's standout mode has nothing to do with battle royale.

Call of Duty: Warzone, Modern Warfare's New Free-To-Play, Standalone Battle Royale, Is Out Tomorrow

Warzone will be free for everyone, and it has a bonus mode in addition to battle royale as well.

Adam Boyes Doesn't Miss the Console Wars

At DICE 2020, Adam Boyes tells us about maintaining Iron Galaxy without crunch, developing ports, and more.

Troy Baker's Been Gaming's Leading Man For a Decade, And He Has Some Stories

We talk to the prolific blockbuster video game actor about working on The Last of Us, that one scene with Norman Reedus, and more.

GDC 2020 Has Been Postponed

This year's Game Developers Conference will no longer be held in March due to novel coronavirus concerns.

USG Game of the Month for February 2020: Nothing

GAME OF THE MONTH | It was a bit of a dry month in terms of standouts.

Afterparty's Hellbound Bar Crawl Hits Nintendo Switch Next Week

Night School Studio's Oxenfree follow-up has a release date for Switch, and it's very soon.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Might Have Genders After All Among Other New Details From PAX East

With a new demo at PAX East, fans are finally getting their hands on the latest Animal Crossing.

How Sony and Kojima Productions Played Telephone Across the Globe to Create Death Stranding's Soundscape

Backstage at DICE 2020, the audio team at Sony tell us about working across time zones with Kojima Productions.

6 Resident Evil 3 Remake Details We Spotted That Fans Will Appreciate

From an easier-to-balance inventory to a familiar perk of fighting back against Nemesis, here's everything we noticed in our demo.

Resident Evil 3's Original Devs Are Using the Remake to "Really Build Out Raccoon City"

Producer Peter Fabiano tells us about working with a mixture of new and original developers on the remake, Resistance, and more.

I'm Gonna Make Hella Slopes With Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Terraforming

We can finally customize our towns however we want.

Vince Zampella is Tired of Respawn Being "Pigeonholed" as a Multiplayer Shooter Studio

Backstage at the 2020 DICE Awards, Respawn studio head Vince Zampella reflects on Respawn's year of breaking out of its comfort zone.

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