Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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The Big Panzer Dragoon Interview: "It Really Makes Me Think Again About How Incredible Sega Was at the Time"

We dove into the whole Panzer Dragoon series with creator Yukio Futatsugi and art director Kentaro Yoshida.

My Frustrating Journey to Find a Perfect Pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

Trying to hunt for a Joy-Con that doesn't drift or disconnect.

"The Epic Games Store is Spyware:" How a Toxic Accusation Was Started by Anti-Chinese Sentiment

One of the biggest complaints about the Epic Games Store doesn't hold up.

A Yakuza JRPG and Our Other Favorite Video Game April Fools Jokes From Today

Here are the good gags from this year's April Fool's.

Control Mixes Remedy's Trademark Action With Dark Souls-Like Ambient Storytelling

We got a chance to play Control at GDC 2019, and it's functional if a bit austere. Kind of like Ikea furniture.

What We Want From Xbox in 2019

Xbox's star is rising and we're already seeing the foundations for next-gen.

Matt's Top 10 Games of 2018: Falling Into Place

It was kind of a weird year if I'm being honest.

"My Life is In Shambles Now" - Pro Players Were Unprepared for the End of Heroes of the Storm Esports

Blizzard didn't owe pro players an explanation, but announcing the end of an esports league has consequences.

Zen Studios on Developing Its First Dungeon-Crawler, Its Pursuit of Hungary's "Witcher" Moment

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is steeped in Hungarian lore and designed for RPG fans worldwide.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Preview: A Night With the Stronger, More Annoying Mr. X

The tyrant returns like the Kool-Aid Man on steroids.

Behind the Grassroots Campaign to Fix Red Dead Online's Broken Economy

The economy is broken and players are partnering up to fix it.

We Ask Real Cowboys What They Think of Red Dead Redemption 2

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 the real deal, or is it Westworld?

Déraciné Feels Like a Six-Hour Bloodborne Sidequest, But in VR

Miyazaki brings his unique storytelling to VR.

Why Angry Fans are Calling the Fallout 76 PC Beta "A Joke"

Fallout 76's PC beta debacle has the game on the defensive.

Fallout 76: Five Big Questions After the First Day of the Beta

Questions after the first big Fallout 76 beta.

Why Fallout 76's Brotherhood of Steel is Controversial For Hardcore Fallout Lore Fans

Fallout 76's hardcore bonafides are in question.

Why an Assassin's Creed Set in Japan Will Probably Remain an Impossible Dream for Fans

For Assassin's Creed fans, Japan is an elusive Holy Grail.

Red Dead Redemption 2: 6 Surprising Facts and 5 Unanswered Questions

A lot of new info, a lot of new questions.

Where a Spider-Man PS4 Sequel Should Take the Series Next

USgamer imagines the next Spider-Man game from Insomniac.

The Best of Spider-Man PS4's Awesome Photo Mode

Say cheese.

Anthem Interview: How BioWare's Live Service Action Game Will Evolve to Meet Player Demands

Whether you want more action, or more story BioWare plans to give players the content they want.

Gone Fishing: Monster Hunter: World Players are Waiting Around for More Content

Seven months later, what are the monster hunters up to? Not much.

The Top 5 Moments at EVO 2018

From Dragon Ball FighterZ to Tekken 7.

The Resident Evil 2 Remake Takes the Best of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7

We got some hands-on time with Capcom's long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake at E3 2018.

Dark Souls Director Miyazaki on How Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a New Direction for FromSoftware

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice director Hidetaka Miyazaki tells us about FromSoftware's new direction with its new action-adventure game.

Don't Be Fooled, A Game's Cost Per Hour Value is Anti-Consumerist

Green Man Gaming now shows cost per hour value on a game, but is it really worth it?

The Fallout of EA's Loot Box Controversy is Still Being Felt Throughout Gaming

Games changed after the loot box debacle last year. The question is for how long?

Jade Raymond on Building Motive Studios and Chasing the Holy Grail of Narrative Games

The founder of EA's Motive Studios talks to us about battle royale, streamers, and narrative in games.

Elder Scrolls Online Summerset Expansion Brings High Fantasy and Murder Mysteries to Elder Scrolls

We previewed the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion at GDC.

Dissecting Wolfenstein 2's Craziest Scenes With the Game's Creative Director

Jens Matthies takes an axe to Wolfenstein 2's biggest moments.

IGDA Director Says Capital, Not Unions, Will Keep Game Development Jobs Secure

IGDA Executive Director Jen MacLean talks Trump, gun violence, and unions at GDC 2018.

Is Dota 2 Pay to Win Now Thanks to Dota Plus? A Primer on Valve's New Subscription Service

Dota Plus offers some new tools, but they're hardly kingmakers.

Trump's Video Game Meeting Today: Everything You Need to Know

All the details going into the Trump video game meeting today.

The NRA Has a Long History of Scapegoating Violent Video Games

The NRA will throw video games under the bus, again and again.

Inside Hearthstone's Surprisingly Chill Pro Scene

Whatever expectations you have about esports, Hearthstone breaks the mold.

Metal Gear Survive is the Survival Game I've Wanted From Konami Since Metal Gear Solid 3

The new Metal Gear spinoff has a surprising predecessor, and it's not Metal Gear Solid V.

2018 Is the Year PUBG Proves It Has Staying Power

2018 is a make-or-break year for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Matt's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: I Just Really Like Sad Robots, Okay?

A good year for humanist games.

Rick & Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland Wants to Make Traditional Console Games, Too

"Holy shit I have a f***ing game studio and this is insane."

The Last Jedi Opens the Doors to a New Expanded Universe for Star Wars Video Games

Finally, a chance for Star Wars video games to help grow the new expanded universe.

When Games Like Marvel Heroes Shut Down, There Are Hardly Any Happy Endings

There's not a lot of closure when free-to-play games go away.

Demon's Souls' Online Service Transformed Its Multiplayer Into a Literal Ghost Story

Demon's Souls' online component was a masterpiece, plain and simple.

Atari Speakerhat Impressions: The Real Cyberpunk Dystopia is Falling in Love With This Hat

Earlier this year I made fun of the Atari Speakerhat. Now I kind of like it.

Rainbow Six Siege's Newest DLC is One of the Best Video Game Representations of South Korea

The new seasonal DLC takes the action to Seoul.

Overwatch Devs Discuss Moira, Blizzard World, and Which Overwatch Heroes Play WarCraft

BlizzCon 2017 Interview: We sit down with lead writer Michael Chu and technical artist Hak Lee to talk about Overwatch's new hero and map.

The Hearthstone Devs Go In-Depth on Dungeon Runs, and Address Safety at Fireside Gatherings

BlizzCon 2017 Interview: "The kind of reception we got to the Nemsy promotion was slightly shocking and we definitely need to do better."

The Shadow of the Colossus Remake Hasn't Changed As Much As You Think

The remade graphics breathe new life into Shadow of the Colossus, but the controls are still a thing of the past.

Inside the Launch of Blizzard's Ambitious New Overwatch League

We visited Blizzard's new esports arena and talked to Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer about Blizzard's plan to build a "forever sport".

Games as Services Are Changing the Way We Interact With Video Games

Turns out the Netflix for video games is just video games.

Doom on Switch May Have Compromised the Frame-rate to Make Carnage Portable

You can rip or tear, but not both.

Would Cross-Platform for PUBG Work With PC and Xbox One? I Played Against PC Players Using an Xbox One Controller

A little test to see if cross-platform is viable for PUBG on the Xbox One

Suda51 Wants to be Indie Gaming's Biggest Evangelist With Travis Strikes Again

Suda51 also missed out on the Stranger Things hype apparently.

Counterpoint: People Think Campo Santo is Dangerous for Issuing PewDiePie a DMCA Takedown, They're Not

The precedent Campo Santo supposedly sets isn't so much a precedent as it is their right.

Destiny 2: Five Things Bungie Does to Win Back Hardcore Fans

Heartbroken by Destiny 2's reset? Here are five changes that might convince you to come back.

The Destiny 2 PC Beta Looks So Good It's Converting Console Players

Please stop praying for Destiny 2 on PC, it's become too powerful.

Call of Duty WWII is Dividing Fans of "Classic" Call of Duty Games

In a franchise with so many games, which entries are even considered "classic"?

A Timeline of Half Life 3 Rumors, Boycotts, and Conspiracies

From Half-Life 2 to Marc Laidlaw's 'Epistle 3'

Destiny 2 Gives Players a Planet Worth Exploring

We spent a lot of time in the EDZ. Here are our thoughts.

The Video Game Industry Reacts Against an Article Praising a Harsh Industry Practice Known as "Crunch"

The video game industry is roiling after reading an excerpt from an upcoming memoir.

The SNES Classic Pre-Order Debacle is a Bad Look for Nintendo

Nobody is happy about the SNES pre-orders and frankly I don't blame them.

Does BioShock Still Matter 10 Years Later?

Somewhere, beyond the sea, video games are art.

Meet the Diehards Who Still Love No Man's Sky

The No Man's Sky fandom had some drama, but a year later they're still just looking for the game they were promised.

Hellblade Creates Empathy for Mental Illness Through Game Design

Hellblade's real success is with empathy, not neat gameplay tricks.

Metroid: Samus Returns Preview — Remember Me?

Metroid: Samus Returns is shaping up to be a great classic side-scroller, if that's what you're looking for.

This Splatoon 2 Reddit Thread About Furries Is Surprisingly Civil

A community grapples with furries and discovers a healthy discourse.

Does the Persona Series Benefit From all the Spin-offs?

The Persona community talks Persona Dancing games.

You'll be Able to Drive the Final Fantasy XV Regalia in Forza Horizon 3

Take it on a road trip with your party!

A Professional Ghost Expert Weighs In on the Creepy Hat in Super Mario Odyssey

Actually, the hat does possess things.

Pokemon Go Players Will Keep Playing Because After 21 Years They Still Want to Catch Them All

Pokemon Go might have had some missteps, but it's still a Pokemon game.

The Backlash to Ready Player One Reveals the Blindspots of Entertainment Journalism

Quotes from the novel paint an obvious picture, and reveal weaknesses in pop-culture criticism.

The Pokemon GO Fest is Apparently Having Some Major Issues

Players are reporting poor servers and long lines.

Middle-Earth Shadow of War Changed Shelob and Fans Aren't Having Any of It

Something's different about the giant evil spider.

Destiny 2 Beta Reactions are Mostly Mixed, Especially on the Hunter Class

Players sound off on the Destiny 2 beta on social media.

Here are Some Early PvP Highlights From the Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 beta is already providing some great clips.

SoundCloud's Troubles Are a Burden on Independent Video Game Musicians

Video Game musicians weigh in on the SoundCloud news.

Final Fantasy XV and XIV Stormblood, the SNES Classic, and Other Big Headlines From the Past Week

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

New Pokemon Go Gym Update is a Blessing and a Curse for Some Trainers

Is the new update a good move for trainers?

Yes, It is Weird Not Hearing Ashly Burch in Life is Strange: Before the Storm

There was something off about my E3 demo.

Rocket League Devs Believe Cross-Network Play is the Future of Gaming

Oh and obviously I asked what they thought about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Crackdown 3 Is More Crackdown, for Better or for Worse

Matt played Crackdown 3, a game that feels stuck in the late 2000s.

PlayStation 4 is Sitting Out On Cross Platform Play, and Players are Confused

There's a bright, cross-platform console gaming future but Sony might not be a part of it.

Monster Hunter World Cleaves the Fandom into Rival Camps

Sony's surprise Monster Hunter reveal has received a mixed reaction to say the least.

Hands On With the Xbox One X: A Monster Console That Desperately Needs Apps

Microsoft's newest Xbox is definitely the most powerful console on the market, but we still need more apps.

It Was a Good Year to Believe in Beyond Good and Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2 lives and the internet reacts.

The Internet Reacts to the Xbox One X $499 Price

Is it too high? Too cheap? The internet has opinions.

A Cheating Epidemic Pits Pokemon Go Players Against Niantic, And Each Another

As long as there are Pokémon in this world, trainers are going to find the means to catch them all.

Kotori Yoshimura and Star Cruiser: How Twitter Revived a Piece of Japanese Gaming History

An unlikely Twitter campaign unearths a unique chunk of video game history.

It's Ridiculous Blizzard Still Doesn't Offer Cross-Platform Overwatch Accounts

A year later and my Overwatch skins are marooned on consoles.

Funniest Social Media Reactions to Leaked Mario and Rabbids Switch Game

"Sorry Minions, but the Rabbids were first."

Three Things You Might Have Missed During Bungie's Destiny 2 Presentation

Here's a couple extra details for Destiny 2.

Destiny Fans React With Mostly Excitement for All the Destiny 2 News

A lot of fans are sounding off on social media about today's Destiny 2 reveal.

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