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
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new pumpking growing doesn't go full farming sim, thankfully.
Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.
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.
Nintendo's latest exercise game has encouraged me to keep up exercise like nothing before.
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?
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.
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.
Devolver Digital's latest surprise reveal has you wielding a harpoon in a Prince of Persia-inspired world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The directors of Call of Duty: Warzone on the arguments over the Gulag, dealing with cheaters, and what comes next.
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.
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.
A PSA for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players: A new bug has crushed our self-made tarantula island dreams.
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.
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.
With human-to-human contact discouraged, luckily online games give us the hangout spaces we need.
Call of Duty: Warzone's standout mode has nothing to do with battle royale.
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.
GAME OF THE MONTH | It was a bit of a dry month in terms of standouts.
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.
Here's everything we noticed in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
Is E3 getting obsolete? The ESA still doesn't think so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From flight sim to train sim, these are the best games that probably slipped past your radar this year.
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.
Season One for Modern Warfare has kicked off, with a new online store in tow.
Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.
From Dragon Quest 5 to Death Stranding, chew over these family-centered games while you eat turkey this year.
GIFT GUIDE | For the holiday season, these party-igniting goods will make any host-savvy person on your list happy.
Chugging Monster until it kills me.
ZA/UM Studio and Virgil Texas of Chapo Trap House tell us how they became comrades for a video game.
Apex Legends introduces a new training mode where you can finally test out every character.
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.
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.
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.
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