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.@yumecaty email@example.com
Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare enters Season Six next week, with another big change for Warzone's map.
With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.
ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?
Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.
A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.
Vanillaware's latest is a twisty sci-fi melodrama, with a bland side of RTS.
Nintendo's latest exercise game has encouraged me to keep up exercise like nothing before.
Vicarious Visions delivers an exhilarating, near-unbruised remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.
We go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's 1980s-set multiplayer.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 makes skateboarding feel truly welcoming to all.
Many games are finally getting overdue localizations, but what about the rest?
You can register via your PSN ID to get the chance to pre-order a PS5 now.
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 customize your protagonist.
Another day, another report about a new and improved Switch en route.
After a few hours with Vanillaware's latest, producer Akiyasu Yamamoto tells us more about the 1980s-set mecha vs. kaiju epic.
The concept of Fast and Furious Crossroads is solid, but it fails at everything it tries to achieve.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is shaping up to be good, thankfully.
The latest viral hit is actually pretty fun—if you can weather its prolific server issues.
Today's State of Play was packed with new trailers.
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.
We chat with the developer behind Fight Crab, a crustacean-led, physics-heavy fighting game.
Only three tracks from the original soundtracks are missing from the remakes.
Ubisoft is committed to trying to right the wrongs it did with the last Ubisoft Forward.
Today, we saw a slew of first-party Xbox Game Studios games, and then some.
Devolver Digital's latest surprise reveal has you wielding a harpoon in a Prince of Persia-inspired world.
The Glitch Mob and Nine Inch Nails's Alessandro Cortini also have remixes on the new EP.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion get release dates, and more from today's Ubisoft Forward.
Dontnod ditches the episodic structure and heads in a new genre direction with Twin Mirror.
The latest game from George Batchelor offers a warm, daily mental health check-up.
Final Fantasy 9 once relied on nostalgia, and now we're all nostalgic for it itself.
A new report from Video Games Chronicle details how Verdansk is changing in the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone.
It feels like Sony abandoned indies this generation, so hopefully this is a course correction for PS5.
We talk with the creative leads behind the new mobile RPG SinoAlice, which makes its North American debut today.
Ninjala may be thin on content, but it finds a strong foundation in its unique melee battling.
Jet Set Radio turns 20.
The Last of Us Part 2's stubborn photo mode limits its potential, and ours.
When one thinks "next-gen," they may not think of an adventure game first.
The Last of Us Part 2's stealth is better than before, but at what cost?
Toys For Bob chats with us about the lessons learned from the remakes that it's bringing to Crash's brand-new adventure.
The orange bandicoot is getting a whole new adventure this October.
We got a glimpse of EA's future today, from EA Originals to next-gen.
Ahead of The Last of Us Part 2, let's explore how the action-adventure genre has evolved since the first game.
Persona 4 Golden's PC port has one special new feature.
Persona 4 Golden has exited Vita exclusivity for an HD home on Steam.
Vanillaware's latest game is hopping in a mech and stomping to North America.
The PS5 is quite different than past Sony consoles. But does that make it bad?
From The Last of Us to Mega Man 2, these are our favorite title screens in video games.
Monolith Soft and Nintendo reflect on bringing the first Xenoblade Chronicles to the Switch.
The latest event has shades of Happy Home Designer.
From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sands off its rougher edges for a more streamlined experience for the JRPG classic.
The directors of Call of Duty: Warzone on the arguments over the Gulag, dealing with cheaters, and what comes next.
Project Diva returns to a portable platform, but how does it stack up to the rest of the series?
Remembering EA's seminal and defunct Skate series as its last entry turns 10.
We're over 30 days from the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How have its inaugural days been?
GAME OF THE MONTH | The Final Fantasy series has always struggled with real-time combat, but in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, nails it.
Predator's latest video game outing is rough around the edges.
Leif has returned to Animal Crossing, and he wants to buy our weed.
There have been six Jackbox Party Packs, so we ranked them in order from worst to best.
Atari's Fire Truck is one of the first co-op games in arcades, but that's only one dimension.
I feel like I'm betraying Tifa.
My kingdom for a sakura lantern recipe.
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 returns to the West, only now it's without what made the oddball series special in the first place.
A PSA for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players: A new bug has crushed our self-made tarantula island dreams.
Nemesis is back and gnarlier than ever. And now, he's easier to deal with.
Caty, Joel, and Mike gather round to discuss the most hellish new game on the market.
Animal Crossing has shown the true side of my friends.
The PS5 will have at least some backward compatibility.
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.
With Final Fantasy 7 Remake's new delay, let's look back on the first glimpse we got of a better-looking Cloud.
The studio behind No Man's Sky has a new game, and it's coming to most platforms.
With human-to-human contact discouraged, luckily online games give us the hangout spaces we need.
In times of crisis, at least we'll have Animal Crossing.
Following the upcoming film's not-so-fast delay, Fast & Furious Crossroads' release date is now a little nebulous.
Call of Duty: Warzone's standout mode has nothing to do with battle royale.
Warzone will be free for everyone, and it has a bonus mode in addition to battle royale as well.
At DICE 2020, Adam Boyes tells us about maintaining Iron Galaxy without crunch, developing ports, and more.
We talk to the prolific blockbuster video game actor about working on The Last of Us, that one scene with Norman Reedus, and more.
This year's Game Developers Conference will no longer be held in March due to novel coronavirus concerns.
GAME OF THE MONTH | It was a bit of a dry month in terms of standouts.
Night School Studio's Oxenfree follow-up has a release date for Switch, and it's very soon.
With a new demo at PAX East, fans are finally getting their hands on the latest Animal Crossing.
Backstage at DICE 2020, the audio team at Sony tell us about working across time zones with Kojima Productions.
From an easier-to-balance inventory to a familiar perk of fighting back against Nemesis, here's everything we noticed in our demo.
Producer Peter Fabiano tells us about working with a mixture of new and original developers on the remake, Resistance, and more.
We can finally customize our towns however we want.
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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