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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Apex Legends introduces a new training mode where you can finally test out every character.
A soundtrack, art book, and more are also in the works.
This year's Call of Duty is a reinvention, and it both goes too far and not far enough.
For our last Monster of the Week, we learn how The Tyrant, or Mr. X, became even scarier in 2019.
How Modern Warfare falls back on old habits, even with its compelling new direction.
I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!
Co-designer Thomas Grip on sculpting Amnesia's scariest monster, which happens to also be the only one you never see.
You won't find anything in the $40 to $60 range on this Halloween horror list.
Game Freak's bite-sized RPG carries a lot of charm, but also a lot of frustration and boredom.
Dead Space designer Ben Wanat tells us about the creation of the Necromorphs, one of last generation's most iconic monsters.
The future of Destiny 2 sounds very, very interesting.
The lack of new loot and a so-so campaign weighs down an otherwise solid expansion for Destiny 2.
Apex Legends has scrapped Kings Canyon for new horizons, with mixed results.
For players who haven't played Destiny 2 for a while, there's a lot that goes unexplained.
The Last of Us Part 2's lead game designer tells us about how AI has been overhauled for both enemies and companions, and more.
Sorry Factions fans: The Last of Us Part 2 will not have a multiplayer mode.
Naughty Dog tells us how it's trying to avoid the performance disparity plaguing some triple-A games on vanilla PS4s.
Overland is finally out, and it's more brutal than we imagined.
Apple Arcade has dozens of neat games, so we highlighted 10 from its launch lineup that are a bit under the radar.
Session tries to capture the trial and error of skateboarding, but right now it feels like a lot of the latter.
Sly 2 turns 15, making us all feel very, very old.
Some are upset about Modern Warfare's lack of a minimap, but we've barely mourned its absence
Celeste gets a beefy new chapter for its last update that's just as intense in difficulty as The Core.
There's substance in this stylish new game in the River City Ransom universe.
Update: Swery confirms he is coming back to direct and write the sequel.
Now Xenoblade Chronicles will look the best it ever has.
Return of the Obra Dinn is coming to Switch, Xbox One, and PS4, finally.
Wilmot's Warehouse is the medicine you need right now.
The information buried in the collectibles is far more sinister than it lets on.
The demo we saw behind closed doors back at E3 2019 has now been partially released to the public, with commentary.
The Persona team's puzzle-romance horror returns for a PlayStation 4 makeover.
Ancestors has flashes of brilliance amidst lots and lots of tedium.
The spiritual successor to Her Story is a shady investigation into the lives of four liars.
Back at GDC 2019, Sam Barlow filled us in on the syllabus for Telling Lies.
We got a big stream of new Death Stranding footage today.
You don't even need PlayStation Plus to get into this open alpha.
We catch up the editor behind those viral Animal Crossing edits you've probably been seeing around lately.
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.
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