Opinion

What the Heck is Ray Tracing and Why Does it Matter for Next-Generation Consoles? An Explainer

Nvidia is pushing ray tracing very hard, so let's talk about why it matters to games.

The Fire Emblem: Three Houses Student Ranking Thunderdome: 34 Students Enter, Only Shamir Leaves

We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.

NBA 2K20 Finally Tackles the VC Microtransaction Grind: "We Didn't Want People to Feel [...] Trapped in This Grind Anymore"

Virtual Currency is here to stay, but at least the grind will be less painful this year.

Starting Screen | Sony's Insomniac Acquisition is Its First Major Salvo in the PS5 Generation

Exclusives matter more than ever... or do they?

No Man's Sky Beyond Is Finally Feeling Like the Game I Wanted Three Years Ago

The new Beyond update continues to make No Man's Sky the game it was supposed to be.

The Beauty of Chrono Cross in HD Reminds Us We're Overdue for a Remaster

A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.

The Sega Genesis Mini's Misfit Collection of Games is Authentic Nostalgia

Taking a gander at Sega's first proper mini console.

Apex Legends' Solo Mode Encourages a Very Different Style of Play

If you ping in Apex Legends' new Solo mode, does it make a sound?

Metal Wolf Chaos XD's Exaggerated Japanese Take On American Patriotism, as Observed by a Canadian

I may only watch and observe this strange planet. I mayn't interfere with its workings.

Starting Screen | Can Sports Games be Fixed?

No one seems happy with otherwise popular games like Madden and FIFA. What's going wrong?

Guilty Gear Being More Accessible Shouldn't be Controversial

The fighting game community is changing and the primary driver of that might be Super Smash Bros.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Has a Hidden Second Story in its Illustrations

Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.

Teamfight Tactics vs Dota Underlords: The State of Auto Chess Now That the Dust Has Settled

The big question isn't who's next, but what's next?

Volta Feels Like the Missing Piece of the Puzzle for FIFA 20

We go hands-on with FIFA 20's new street mode, and we like what we see.

In Memorium: Fire Emblem's Juicy, Chunky GBA Sprites

A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.

Blaming Video Games For Gun Violence is a Tired Old Song

We've been here before, and it's never worked out.

Starting Screen | The ESA Leak Puts the Future of E3 In Question

Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.

Why I'm Not Reviewing Madden 20 This Year

What is there be said about this version? Not enough.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Romances Are Its Weakest Element, and I'm Kind of Glad

Fire Emblem makes a welcome course correction after Fates.

The Pros and Cons of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Battlefield-Style Maps and Player Counts

From 10v10 to more than 100, Modern Warfare is pushing its player count to the limit, and not necessarily for a battle royale either.

Sega's Failed Attempts to Mock the Game Boy are Still Funny 30 Years Later

Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.

We Get Up Close and Personal With Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Newest Monster: The Viper Tobi-Kadachi

Check out gameplay footage from Monster Hunter: World's upcoming expansion, including some new monsters.

Madden 20's Franchise Mode Has Fallen Far Behind the Competition. Here's How to Fix It

Seven major improvements that need to happen for Madden's franchise mode to catch up with the competition.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers' Savage Raids Has Top Guilds Vying for the Glory of a World First Completion. Here's a Breakdown

We take a look at the current race to take world first in Final Fantasy 14's hardest content.