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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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.

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.

5 Takeaways from Destiny 2 Forsaken's New PvPvE Mode, Gambit

We got a hands on with Destiny 2's new competitive multiplayer mode and here's what we learned.

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.

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.

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.

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