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
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.
Backstage at the DICE Awards 2020, we catch up with Nintendo VP of Product Development Design Nate Bihldorff.
"It was a conversation that we had and we decided that we wanted the game out there, we wanted to get it, you know, being out for the holiday," says CEO Vince Zampella.
Here's everything we noticed in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
Is E3 getting obsolete? The ESA still doesn't think so.
During the first ever DICE 2020 Town Hall, industry leaders talk about their own experiences with crunch, and if it can be done away with.
For his opening DICE Summit 2020 keynote, Sweeney asked whether games want to be Las Vegas, or a brand people can trust.
Yakuza 5 may have the most chaotic story in the series, but the bond between Haruka and Kiryu is at its best.
Last week Sega EU announced it was using recycled cardboard for physical PC games going forward.
The Gears of War developer turns his sights to hell.
GAME OF THE MONTH | Kentucky Route Zero hits the end of the road.
We talk with Cardboard Computer about the episodic structure of Kentucky Route Zero, Act 5's finale, and more.
Kingdom Hearts 3's big DLC is a little underwhelming, save for one new feature.
Interesting, very interesting.
On why Doom Eternal is putting an emphasis on single-player, not multiplayer, this time around.
We played the first three hours of Doom Eternal, here's what we thought.
Co-Director Hugo Martin tells USgamer about how id Software's rethinking difficulty for Doom Eternal.
There's a lot of buzz about the finale of Kentucky Route Zero. Here's why you should be paying attention.
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will also release in its entirety across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
USG's Game of the Year is an RPG that's stuck in our collective Thought Cabinet.
Project Scarlett has not just a name now, but a shape too.
Wattam is a delightful game about friendship, the world, and poop, from the mind behind Katamari.
From flight sim to train sim, these are the best games that probably slipped past your radar this year.
S.T.A.R.S., watch your back.
You'll have to wait a teensy bit longer this spring to play the new Ori.
A new world and new characters will star in Bravely Default 2.
Cloud may be grumpy, but he still manages to style his hair every morning.
Life Is Strange 2's three creative leads tell us about the season's muted reception, intensive development, and more.
There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.
A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.
Life Is Strange's sequel has wrapped up, so our journey with Sean and Daniel has come to an end.
Season One for Modern Warfare has kicked off, with a new online store in tow.
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