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

Artists Suing Over Fortnite Emotes Just Suffered Some Big Setbacks

Ribeiro's lawsuits against Take-Two and Epic Games might be in trouble.

Former Uncharted Director Amy Hennig Talks About Life After Star Wars, Decries Gaming Elitism

During an on-stage talk with Tim Schafer at DICE Summit 2019, Amy Hennig divulged what's been interesting her as of late.

ESA Talks E3's Relevance, "Gaming Disorders," and Loot Boxes: "E3 Has Always Had to Adapt"

At DICE Summit 2019, we catch up with the ESA about this year's biggest topics.

Artists Suing Over Fortnite Emotes Just Suffered Some Big Setbacks

Ribeiro's lawsuits against Take-Two and Epic Games might be in trouble.

Former Uncharted Director Amy Hennig Talks About Life After Star Wars, Decries Gaming Elitism

During an on-stage talk with Tim Schafer at DICE Summit 2019, Amy Hennig divulged what's been interesting her as of late.

ESA Talks E3's Relevance, "Gaming Disorders," and Loot Boxes: "E3 Has Always Had to Adapt"

At DICE Summit 2019, we catch up with the ESA about this year's biggest topics.

"PlayStation 3 Was Our Icarus Moment:" SIE Chairman Shawn Layden Reflects on the Difficult PS3 Era, Praises Switch

PlayStation's Shawn Layden opens up today's DICE Summit 2019 talks.

Are Caustic and Mirage Worth Unlocking? Our Verdict on Apex Legends' Two Bonus Characters

We bought Apex Legends' two premium characters and tried them out. Here's what we think about them.

Apex Legends Is Here to Stay

This is a battle royale game with something new to offer.

Shiny Meltan Now Available In Pokemon Go For a Limited Time: How to Get One

Our favorite already-shiny Pokemon is getting a Shiny version.

PlatinumGames Is No Longer Co-Developing Granblue Fantasy: Relink

PlatinumGames' contract on Cygames' upcoming action-RPG has ended.

Analyzing Kingdom Hearts 3's Wild Secret Ending and What it Could Mean for a Sequel

Late last week, the secret ending was patched into Kingdom Hearts 3, complicating the series' future. Here's what it could mean.

How The Division's Community Inspired The Division 2's New Photo Mode

The Division 2 might not have a photo mode if it weren't for its creative community.

A Day With The Division 2's PvE: The Brutal New Endgame Faction and What's Next After Launch

With nearly six hours of demo time, we explore The Division 2's PvE approach with insight from its creative director and lead designer.

Kingdom Hearts 3's Selfie Camera Encourages Sora to Embrace His Disney Tourism

Our favorite Disney tourist finally gets the tool he so desperately needed: a camera with a selfie option.

Happy 20th Anniversary to Tony Soprano Badly Playing Mario Kart 64

In this early episode of The Sopranos, the laws of playing Mario Kart 64 are defied.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Spoilers FAQ: All Your Questions Answered

Everything you want to know about Kingdom Hearts 3, including the ending and epilogue, character deaths, how to unlock the secret movie, and more.

The Best Disney World in Kingdom Hearts 3 Probably Isn't the One You Expected

What's the best Disney vacation in Kingdom Hearts 3? It may surprise you.

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 2 Review

The Diaz brothers reunite with some old family.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

Kingdom Hearts 3 ushers a beloved series into a new generation, while wholeheartedly embracing its roots.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Primer: Making Sense of Kingdom Hearts' Notoriously Complex Story

We try to condense everything you need to know about Kingdom Hearts, so you don't have to read five million Wikis.

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal: Characters, Fatalities, and Ronda Rousey

All the news from today's Mortal Kombat 11 showcase.

Haley Joel Osment on Growing up in Kingdom Hearts

From age 12 to 30, actor Haley Joel Osment reflects on a life spent with Sora.

Battle Royale at an Itty Bitty Scale: Why Recent Efforts Like Red Dead Online's Fall Short

Games are starting to implement their own battle royale modes, at all sorts of scales.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Best Plays Keep Focusing on Mundane Kills While Missing Amazing Highlights

Like Overwatch's Play of the Games, Black Ops 4's Best Plays don't always reward the actual best.

With Catherine Releasing on PC, We Look Back on One of the First Major Games to Take Adulthood Seriously

Fidelity, fulfillment, and friendships were all at the forefront of Atlus' risque puzzle-adventure.

The Eternal Castle is a Game That Plays With Nostalgia for a Fake 1987 DOS Game

What if a game played how you actually remembered it, minus all the technological setbacks?

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Will Be a Quieter Year for Games Compared to 2017 and 2018

As developers gear up for the next generation, 2019 looks slimmer than recent years.

The Games That Are Probably Not Coming Out in 2019

Sorry to be an agent of reality checks.

Half-Life 2, Portal Writer Erik Wolpaw Returns to Valve [Update: On a Contractual Basis]

Update: Wolpaw is not full-time at Valve.

Red Dead Fashion is Red Dead Online's Only Saving Grace

When cosmetics in an online game give way to role-playing in Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode.

Fallout 76 Offline to Address Nuke Bug [Update: Back Online]

Rest easy, a hotfix is coming very soon.

Caty's Top 10 Games of 2018: Be the Cowboy

Just me, my horse, my morbid magic pocket watch, and my exploding rubber duck.

From Axe Throwing to Swinging, Celebrating The Best Game Mechanics of the Year

Sometimes all a game needs is one perfect interaction to stick out in your mind.

Starting Screen | 2018 in Video Games: Less Innovation, More Iteration

STARTING SCREEN | 2018 was a year of big games with a lot of caveats, making this year's end of the year deliberations more varied than ever.

Not Much Treasure Awaits in Forza Horizon 4's Fortune Island Expansion

See that mountain? You can drive (on) it.

The 20 Best Games You Probably Missed in 2018

Spotlighting the unsung heroes of the year, from a parenting sim to card adventure games, and beyond.

PUBG Can Still Teach its Biggest Competitors Something

With Vikendi and a PS4 port, PUBG's bustling with life again.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Lives, Episode 3 Gets Release Date

Skybound is developing it, but around 40 ex-Telltale developers are involved too.

New Stranger Things Game Announced, Set Around Upcoming Season 3

Season 3 isn't even out yet, but it's getting a game!

Capcom Replaces Vocalist Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Devil May Cry 5 Song

Vocalist Michael Barr will be replacing him.

Fortnite Skins Ranked - The 30 Best Fortnite Skins

If you want to know what the best Fortnite skins are, we've got them. Now with Season 7 skins!

Black Ops 4: Blackout Map's Upcoming Update Gets Its First Teaser

Could Hijacked or Carrier be making an appearance?

Red Dead Online: There Are Currently No Plans to Reset Player Progression

"There is always the chance that we may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues," Rockstar notes in a blog.

Starting Screen | 2018's Impossible Task: Living Up to the Standard Set by 2017

STARTING SCREEN | How does 2018 measure up among the best years of this console generation?

Red Dead Redemption 2's Climactic Choice Makes No Dang Sense

Not everything should be left to player choice when it flies in the face of the narrative you've already crafted.

The State of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Nearly Two Months Later

From late-implemented microtransactions to the roaring success of Blackout, we look back on how Black Ops 4 has developed.

BioWare Teases Dragon Age-Related News for Next Month

A Game Awards reveal, perhaps?

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