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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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.

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.

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