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The 10 Gaming Trends That Need to Die on Next-Gen Consoles

The USG team has come together to talk smack about the trends we can't stand as we look ahead to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Who Is the Best New Nintendo Character of the Past Decade?

Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #25-1

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games

Our rotating list of the best games on Switch, now updated for the start of 2020!

Legend of Zelda 2019 Black Friday Deals - Toys, Games, Books, Accessories, and More

It's dangerous to pay full price! Read these Zelda deals and equip yourself with great savings.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer: All the Big Fan Theories That Have Already Emerged

It looks like Ganondorf is making his Breath of the Wild debut, and that can only spell trouble. We've analyzed the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer.

Halo Infinite Needs to Be Project Scarlett's Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Switch proves systems don't sell on specs. They sell on games.

Best Zelda Games Ranked Worst to Best

We rank the best Zelda games of all time with our definitive list covering more than a dozen consoles, including Breath of the Wild! What is the best Zelda game ever made?

The 10 Best Cosplays We Saw at PAX East 2019

Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.

Meet the Adorable Couple Making Girlfriend Reviews, YouTube's Latest Hit Gaming Channel

After their debut video on Red Dead Redemption 2 passed a million views, their lives changed forever.

You're Not Required to Finish Long Games in Order to Have Fun

That's not to say some games couldn't make it easier for players to reach the credits when they want.

34 Years Later, Golf for NES Has Been Immortalized as an Everlasting Tribute to Satoru Iwata

Nintendo employees turned an unremarkable game into a remarkable memorial—and that's just one way Iwata's been quietly honored by his peers.

What Shadow of the Colossus, Breath of the Wild, and Dark Souls Have in Common

Three games where you are a stranger in a strange land.

You Don't Need to Finish The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

You don't have to pay a single scrap of attention to Ganon to fall in love with Link's latest adventure.

USgamer's 20 Best Games of 2017

All our top 20 favorite games of the year in one tidy little place. Yay!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is USgamer's Game of the Year for 2017

GAME OF THE YEAR | The game that has already defined a console.

Kat's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Japan Reigns

Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.

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

A good year for humanist games.

The Last Jedi and Breath of the Wild Both Took Their Franchises in Bold New Directions in 2017

And in their own ways, also got back to their roots.

Hirun's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: The Digital Beast in the East

It's been a year to remember for single player and Japanese games.

The USgamer Podcast: PUBG Makes Its Big, Messy Console Debut

PODCAST | The crew talks Breath of the Wild's fresh DLC, Predator sneaking into Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and PUBG's new port and map.

Axe of the Blood God: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC, Kat Plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More

PODCAST | Recapping Zelda's big night at The Game Awards, Kat's initial experiences with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and more.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shouldn't Be This Good

Despite Breath of the Wild's forgettable quests and repetitive foes, it rises above its lackluster structure through other means.

Engineer Invents Accessory That Lets You Play the Nintendo Switch with One Hand

Don't let anything keep you away from playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: It's a Bad Year to Be a Good Game (Plus: Meet Birdo!)

I just want to hug all the cats and play all the games.

Axe of the Blood God: Our Stormblood Review, Breath of the Wild DLC, and More

PODCAST | Does Final Fantasy XIV's expansion push it forward? The Blood God has a verdict!

Breath of the Wild's New DLC Is More of the Zelda That's Harder To Love; Plus Okja's Child-Like Joy

UNPREDICTABLE | Caty ponders Breath of the Wild's new DLC and watches Okja.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1's Hard Mode Will Kick Even the Best Players in the Teeth

Are you a bad enough dude to save the Princess?

USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: The Trial of the Sword DLC Echoes the Best Part of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Plus: Meet the Cobra Ships!)

Link must be powerful to overcome Breath of the Wild's most interesting challenge, but he also needs to be cunning and full of tricks.

Starting Screen | There and Back Again: A Witcher 3 Tale

STARTING SCREEN | The Witcher 3 continues to surprise me with every return, even years after its release.

Nintendo: Keeping Us Entertained For All the Right and Wrong Reasons

The Switch doesn't deserve to be such a huge hit. But it also does. So confused.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Four Reasons Why Tingle from the Legend of Zelda Is Awesome

Don't hate him 'cause he's resourceful, Kooloo-Limpah.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Really Needs a Zora Mask

OPINION: Tingle dress-up time is great, but we need a faster way to travel through Hyrule's huge bodies of water.

The Weird Relationship Between Games and Cooking

Breath of the Wild actually makes video game cooking interesting.

Starting Screen | Owning a Console is More Complicated (And Expensive) Than Ever

The PS4 Pro and Scorpio are obscuring some of the traditional benefits of owning a console.

Open-World Is the Only Way for 3D Zelda Games to Go

Open worlds and the Zelda series are clearly meant for each other, but there's still room for Breath of the Wild to improve.

Persona 5's Opening Labyrinthine Trek Through Shibuya Station Invites You to Get Lost

Who knew getting lost in the subway could be so absorbing.

Celebrate National Puppy Day with Some of Gaming's Greatest Dogs

Even digital dogs need a belly-rub from time to time.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Based Around a Perfect Apocalypse

A post-apocalyptic setting need not be grim and grey. In fact, it shouldn't be.

They Did it For The 'Gram: The Best Selfie Cameras in Video Games

From Prompto's poorly lit selfies in Final Fantasy XV, to dressing up Kat in Gravity Rush 2, selfies have stepped up since their first appearances in games.

End Credits: A Look Back on This Week's Best Articles About Mass Effect, Nier, Zelda, and More

End Credits wraps up the week by pointing you to the coolest stuff we wrote across the past five days. This week: Disney Afternoon Collection is coming (but not to Switch), Zelda's oozing with cool stuff, and Mass Effect Andromeda looks ... ehh.

Here Are the Coolest Things People Have Discovered About Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Need a cooking lesson? Try staring at a wall.

Meet the Speedrunner Who Beat Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Under an Hour

Breath of the Wild has been cleared in under an hour, and we talk with one of the speedrunners who has broken the barrier.

The 'Git Gud' of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild may be one of the harder titles in the series.

You Don't Have a Chance with Prince Sidon, so Smooch These Zelda: Breath of the Wild Characters Instead

Don't call it settling. Hyrule is home to lots of people who deserve hugs and kisses.

Starting Screen | What Do You Do When Too Many Great Games are Coming Out at Once?

Strategies for keeping your sanity amid the rush of Zelda and Mass Effect. Plus: Metascores, obscure RPGs, game music, and more!

Stop Taking Review Scores Personally

Great news! Nintendo will probably survive even if one reviewer thinks Zelda: Breath of the Wild is just "all right."

Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Rocks and Watermelon Rinds Make All the Difference

DAY FIVE: Nadia concludes her Breath of the Wild travel journal by nailing down the specific reasons Nintendo's open world feels so wonderfully crafted.

Axe of the Blood God: We Dive Deep Into Zelda: Breath of the Wild

PODCAST: Does the Blood God approve of the latest Zelda?

Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- the Bloody Moon Will Come Too Soon

DAY THREE: Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't a horror game, but that doesn't mean it shies away from sights that make your skin crawl.

Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

DAY TWO: I knew saving Hyrule wouldn't be easy, but can you at least give Link a weapon that won't break if he accidentally farts in its direction?

Miyamoto's Vision for the Zelda Series Comes Full-Circle with Breath of the Wild

Miyamoto designed the first Zelda game to offer us an idea of what exploring a new world was like, and now he's being treated to a full realization of that initial dream.

Starting Screen | Why Zelda is an Unexpectedly Great Proof of Concept for the Switch

Plus: Music from Night in the Woods, Logan's success, and a little survival horror game set in 1960s Taiwan.

Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Hyrule, a Land of Pain and Plenty

DAY ONE: Nadia learns some hard lessons about this newer, more brutal version of Hyrule after moblins use Link's head as batting practice.

Nadia Picks Up Her Nintendo Switch at Midnight: An Epic Photolog

Part Excellent Adventure, part Bogus Journey.

Why I Would Probably Wait on the Switch if I Weren't in the Press

I'm pretty excited for Nintendo's new console but...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is All About Wanderlust and Curiosity

Mike plays the first five hours of the new Legend of Zelda. Is Link's new adventure a dud or hero the Switch is looking for?

What Makes the Bow the Ideal Video Game Weapon?

In less than two weeks, a new archery-savvy heroine will be playable on our screens with Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy. And it got us thinking, what are the best bows in video games?

Opinion: Don't Fuse Zelda Breath of the Wild's DLC into a Season Pass, Nintendo

So I have to buy the Cave of Trials and new Hard Mode if I just want more story content? Awww come onnn...

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild Info -- How Shrines Differ from Dungeons, and More

An extensive Game Informer article reveals tons of new info about Breath of the Wild. We've sorted and collected the cool stuff.

Nintendo Switch's Biggest Problem Is Its Price, Not Its Launch Lineup

The Switch's first year lineup is actually great. Its price is the real issue, but that's easily fixed.

USgamer Community Question: What Game Are You Most Excited For in 2017?

What game gets first dibs at your wallet this year?

USgamer's 2017 in Preview: All The Games and News Worth Talking About

The USgamer team dishes on the 2017 gaming trends that already have their interest.

Nintendo Switch Won't Retain Third Party Support Without an Epic Launch Lineup

2017 in Preview: Nintendo's number-one way to ensure third parties will support the Switch is to ensure the system has a must-play launch lineup.

Opinion: The Switch's Success Doesn't Hinge on Zelda Being Available at Launch

Nintendo is reportedly pushing hard to get Breath of the Wild ready for launch, but they arguably have bigger fish to fry.

Thirteen Intriguing Games for 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: From Horizon Zero Dawn to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we pick 13 games that intrigue us for the upcoming year.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Brings Borrowing Full Circle

Don't call it "stealing." Great ideas never die, they just bounce around from game to game.

Can Breath of the Wild's Return to Zelda's Roots Bring Wonder Back to The Series?

Once the name The Legend of Zelda stood for epic, inventive adventure.

From Us to You! Dives Deeper Into Zelda and the Rest of E3 2016

PODCAST: Plus, Nadia delves into her review of Mighty No. 9

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Appears to Borrow From Skyward Sword in All the Best Ways

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn't a widely loved Zelda game, but it has a lot of elements worth re-visiting.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Speedy Opening Inspires Confidence

Finally, a Legend of Zelda that cuts to the chase.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Impressions Galore

We got one heck of an info dump for the new Legend of Zelda game on June 14. Nadia outlines what was shown in the demo, and offers her impressions.

Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U vs Switch, Special Editions, and Analyses

We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.