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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Apex Legends Is Getting a Solos Mode, But Only For A Limited Time

Next week, you won't have a Lifeline to have your back.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Won't Be Going Too Crazy With Colorful Cosmetics, Say Devs

Don't expect neon colored gun skins in this Call of Duty.

Big Boy Mancubus And Four Other Nasty Demons Are Playable in Doom Eternal's New Multiplayer Battlemode

At QuakeCon 2019, we get our first substantial details about Doom Eternal's Battlemode.

Why Pokemon Masters Won't Have PvP

Pokemon Masters will have co-op, but you won't be able to take the fight to your friends at all.

Pokemon Masters Won't Include Sword and Shield Trainers, At Least At Launch

Sorry y'all, we won't get to hang out with Sonia or Oleana pre-launch.

CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk 2077 Controversies: "There are a Lot of People [...] That Really Care About These Subjects and We Want to Do it Right"

CD Projekt Red is determined to regain fan trust after a slew of controversies dating back to last year.

Sadly, You Probably Can't Hook Up With Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077

Sleeping with NPCs does not seem to extend to digital ghost Keanu Reeves, unfortunately.

One Exchange in Final Fantasy 7 Remake That Shows Just How Bad the Dialogue Can Get

They really need to tone down the swearing in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Trials of Mana, A Remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, Is Coming to Switch, PS4, and PC

We get TWO versions of Seiken Densetsu 3 now!

Collection of Mana Brings Seiken Densetsu 3 to the West for the First Time Ever

Square Enix is bringing the whole Secret of Mana collection to the west.

Romancing Saga 3, Saga: Scarlet Grace Are Coming to Lots of Platforms

Two remasters of Saga games are journeying westward.

Ubisoft Announces Uplay+, Its Own Subscription Service Like Xbox Game Pass

Uplay+ will have over 100 games on launch in September.

For All You Loners Out There, Ghost Recon Breakpoint Will Let You Have A.I. Companions

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is light on new details, but shows off a lot of fresh footage.

Deathloop Is The Next Game From the Developers of Dishonored

Arkane Lyon has a new action game on the way.

Bethesda to Make Fallout 76 Into a Fallout Game This Fall

Fallout 76 is finally getting NPCs.

Tales of Arise Gets First Gameplay Footage in Stunning New Trailer

Tales of Arise, after leaking earlier, gets its first trailer.

Frostpunk and Moonlighter Are Coming to EA Origin Access

11 Bit Studios is bringing more of its games to EA's subscription service.

"Crunch Cannot Be an Option:" Playground Games Talks About How It Manages With Its Live-Service Forza

Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.

The Next Call of Duty is Indeed a "Reimagining" of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Our first look at this year's Call of Duty, which is aiming for a more mature audience.

2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Runs on a New Engine and Includes Raytracing

Here's some tech jargon on what new to expect from Call of Duty's latest for your Modern Warfare-stuffed morning.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Have Cross-Play Across All Platforms and No Season Pass

You can save your money and play with even more friends in this year's Call of Duty.

Lone Echo 2 Continues Its Android-Human Companionship VR Adventure in Early 2020

Announced last year for 2019, Lone Echo 2 now has a new release window, and new details too.

PlatinumGames Studio Head Thinks Battle Royale Genre "Would Be Interesting" to Explore

"We wouldn't want to make something that was just shooting."

Pokemon Go Gets Its First Wild Legendary Pokemon Drop

You can try and catch at least one of the three legendary Lake Trio Pokemon, provided you're on certain continents.

The Sonic Game Fans Love to Hate is Being Remade in Unity, and You Can Play the Demo Now

One of the most hated (or loved) Sonic games ever is getting a new lease on life.

Days Gone Gets a Fashion Collaboration With Diesel, Complete With Expensive Denim Jackets

To dress like you're ready for a zombie apocalypse will apparently cost you.

Joker From Persona 5 Steals Hearts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tomorrow Along With a Big 3.0 Update

Persona 5 isn't the only Persona getting some love in Smash either.

Apex Legends Kicking Off Bonus XP Limited Time Event for Battle Pass Owners

Plus, Patch 1.1.1 brings welcome changes to our favorite big boys.

The Devs Heard You: You Can Now Pet the Dog In Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is finally feature complete with its final update.

Snapchat Bets Big On Games With New In-App Multiplayer Games

Snapchat announces its new games initiative, Snap Games.

Dragon Quest: Your Story, The CG Movie Based on Dragon Quest 5, Gets Its First Trailer

It looks considerably less Toriyama-esque, sadly.

Her Story Creator's New Game, Telling Lies, Has a Teaser Trailer

Find the first details for Sam Barlow's Telling Lies here.

Dead Cells Has Sold More Than One Million Units, With Switch the Top Console

During a Dead Cells postmortem at GDC 2019, Motion Twin unveils how well Dead Cells has sold.

Stranger Things 3 Developer On The Tricky Task of Developing a Game Alongside a Television Show

Stranger Things 3: The Game will be releasing simultaneously with the Netflix season, which brings about new complications.

Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit Mode Almost Didn't Have PvP

Senior technical designer Peter Sarrett from Bungie gave a talk at GDC 2019 detailing the development of Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit mode.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Co-Director Says Critical Mode Is "Coming Soon"

At GDC 2019, we learn about one of Kingdom Hearts 3's most-requested features from co-director Tai Yasue.

Doom Was First Triple-A Game Brought Up on Stadia, id Software Says

During GDC 2019, id Software also showed two live demos of Doom (2016) and the upcoming Doom Eternal.

Game Developers Behind Dead Cells, Night in the Woods, and More Share Why the Co-Op Studio Model Works

Developers from all around the world share their experiences in worker cooperative for video games.

Google's New Game Streaming Platform is Called Stadia

Google's entry into the gaming race now has a name.

Steam to Start Hiding "Off Topic" User Reviews to Combat Review Bombing

Valve is revising how it calculates user Review Scores on Steam again.

Jump Pad, Jump Pad, Jump Pad, Apex Legends Up to Somethin'

Jump pads are appearing in Apex Legends, and players think it has something to do with season one's arrival.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's DLC Maps Are Free This Weekend

Black Ops 4 is giving out double XP too.

Hate Spiders Like Any Sane Human? You'll Love Satisfactory's Arachnophobia Mode

That one Jak and Daxter level still haunts me.

Epic Games Store Road Map Reveals a Host of New Features

User reviews and more are on the way to the Epic Games Store.

Bethesda Is Bringing Back Bethesda Game Days for PAX East, Hosting A Lot of Panels and Livestreams Too

For PAX East, Bethesda announces lots of panels and hands-on demos for attendees.

Drug Scandal Involving Judgment Voice Actor Cascades to Kingdom Hearts 3

Olaf's voice will be lost, until it is found again.

Overwatch's New Hero Baptiste Is Coming to All Platforms Next Week

The new support hero is leaving the PTR.

Gearbox Is Teasing Another Game That... Isn't Borderlands 3?

Gearbox may have more than one surprise in store for PAX East.

Sea of Thieves is Offering Bonus XP and Gold to Players This Weekend

To help you ready up ahead of next week's one year celebration.

Hyper Light Drifter Developers Ditch Pixels for Polygons in Solar Ash Kingdom

Solar Ash Kingdom is the long-anticipated follow-up to the indie hit Hyper Light Drifter.

Sony Rumored to be in Talks to Acquire Take-Two Interactive [Update]

MarketWatch reports the hot, probably not-happening acquisition.

Fallout 76's Wild Appalachia Kicks Off With New Quests, New Crafting System

You can now be a bartender in West Virginia. The post-apocalyptic version of it, I mean.

Judgment Sales Halted in Japan After Actor's Drug-Related Arrest

It's unknown if this will affect the release of Judgment in western territories this summer.

Supergiant Games on Pyre Coming to Switch: "It Would Already Be Done If It Were Simple"

Supergiant's Greg Kasavin reaffirms the unlikelihood of Pyre coming to Switch anytime soon.

How Celeste Was Designed With Speedrunning in Mind

The sound designer behind Celeste tells us how the team approached building internal speedrunning tools.

GOG Reportedly Hit With a Dozen Layoffs

The CD Projekt-owned digital distributor lays off approximately a dozen people.

Spider-Man's Creative Director on Capturing the Sinister Six Bosses' Personalities Through Gameplay

Backstage at the DICE Awards 2019, we caught up with the award winner to chat about the animation of last year's superhero hit.

Reggie Fils-Aime Says a Heartwarming Goodbye to Fans

In a new video, Nintendo of America's retiring president bids adieu.

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Lost Planet Series Come to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Capcom brings some old games to Xbox One.

Apex Legends' New Gun Finally Gives You a Use For All That Energy Ammo You've Been Hoarding

The Havoc Rifle is the first new gun to come to the battle royale.

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.

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