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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Update: Wolpaw is not full-time at Valve.

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

Rest easy, a hotfix is coming very soon.

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.

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.

BioWare Teases Dragon Age-Related News for Next Month

A Game Awards reveal, perhaps?

Fortnite is Starting to Get Pretty Chilly as Season 7 Approaches

Now players can see their breath while the storm cloud inches getting closer.

Destiny 2's Season of the Forge is Here, Bungie Outlines Its Future and Beyond

A new raid is just around the corner.

Never Alone, Dragon Age 2 Headline December's Xbox Games With Gold Lineup

The next four downloadable games through Xbox Live Gold are en route.

Activision Defends Spyro Reignited Trilogy's Controversial Lack of Subtitles

"The team remained committed to keep the integrity and legacy of Spyro that fans remembered intact," a spokesperson said.

Sunset Overdrive Is Grinding Onto PC Tomorrow

Another Xbox One exclusive made more accessible.

Nuketown Available Now in Black Ops 4 for PS4 Players First

Between Nuketown and Fallout 76, it's a packed week for nuclear devastation in video games.

Fortnite, Warframe, and More Get Mouse and Keyboard Support on Xbox One Next Week

Players will be matched with only fellow mouse and keyboard players.

Nintendo Switch Finally Has Youtube

Now you can watch AMVs and Vine compilations where they belong.

Diablo Immortal Is Just One of Several Mobile Games in Development at Blizzard

There are more mobile titles in development under Blizzard, both internally and through external partners.

Ninja, Rick and Morty, and Logic To Stream Fallout 76 Next Week For Probable SEO Reasons

You can see all your favorite people (and cartoons?) on a Bethesda-hosted Fallout 76 livestream next week.

Watch BlizzCon 2018's Opening Ceremony and Big Announcements Here

Diablo 4? New Overwatch hero? A deeper look inside World of Warcraft Classic? Watch all the possible news as it unfolds here.

Steam Halloween Sale 2018 Is Underway: Here Are Some of the Highlights

Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more get deep discounts in the new sale.

Japan's PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Is A Lot Better Than Ours

Parasite Eve, Arc the Lad, Armored Core, and others make for a more tempting package.

Vampyr Will Suck the Blood Out of Nintendo Switch Too

Vampyr makes the leap to Switch, though no date has been revealed yet.

PSA: Fallout 76's First Beta Session Is Now Live on Xbox One

PS4 and PC coming next week.

Soulcalibur 6's Nightmare Swole Pikachu and the Rest of Our Favorite Character Creations to Date

Thanks to fan creations, Geralt of Rivia isn't even the weirdest character in Soulcalibur anymore.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is Already Breaking Sales and Player Count Records

Nothing can stop the call... of duty.

Blendo Games' Next Project Is Skin Deep, an Absurdist First-Person Shooter With a Sneeze Meter

And you can pull glass out of your feet too.

New Xbox Avatars Are Live For Everyone in Latest Xbox One Update

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X off Amazon soon too, you'll get a free Echo Dot.

Splatoon 2 Octoling Amiibos Get a Release Date and One Has A Creepy Unlockable Outfit

What the heck is that mascot supposed to be?

The First Overwatch Lego Set Spotlights Bastion

It's a Blizzard store exclusive too.

Borderlands 2 Getting Exclusive VR Version on PlayStation VR

And sorry, no co-op in this version.

Overwatch's In-Game Lucio-Oh's Cereal May Soon Be a Reality

Now you can really have some Lucio-Oh's.

Space Colony Management Sim RimWorld Finally Leaving Early Access Next Week

In the land of released space games, we can finally hear RimWorld scream.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Getting a Deeply Customizable New Matchmaking System

343 Industries continues to plug away at updates for the Xbox One collection.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for PS4 Won't Have the Original Game's Iconic Localization

Instead, the Dracula X Chronicles remakes' scripts and voice acting will be used in the remasters for Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood.

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