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Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

USG Game of the Year 2020: Hades Isn't Just About Escaping Home, But Rebuilding It

This Greek myth feels like the culmination of everything Supergiant Games has created thus far.

The Top Stories That Shaped Video Games in 2020

There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

Hades Now Has Cross-Save Between Switch and PC

The gods are on the move.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

The Alan Wake TV Show Is Still in the Works, Remedy's Sam Lake Reveals

In a year full of other adaptation news, you might've forgotten we're due for a Wake-up call on TV.

Godfall Review: You Probably Won't Fall In Love

Godfall is an okay launch game, but you won't want to stick around long term.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Returns to PC and Consoles Next Month

Start the new year right: by fighting some Evil Exes.

PS5's Day and Date Launch in Japan Was a "Statement" of Sony's Commitment, Jim Ryan Says

Ryan, PlayStation's CEO, wants to push back on the idea that Sony shifted its attention away from Japanese games and gamers.

Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

The Phantom Thieves are charging back into action.

Mega Man X3's Instruction Booklet Is a Perfect '90s Snapshot of Web 1.0

Mega Man X3's odd booklet is a product that can only exist in 1995.

Control Hits Xbox Game Pass Alongside a New $1 Intro Deal

Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.

The PS5's Activities Are Designed to Counteract the "Single Player Is Dying" Mentality

A report from Vice sheds light on the inspiration behind one of the PS5's biggest features.

Squadala! The Awful Zelda CD-i Games Have Been Remastered

Nintendo may deny the CD-i Zelda games' existence, but fans never forget.

Red Dead Online Will Launch as a Separate Game Next Month

It'll be pretty cheap at launch, too.

Spider-Man Remastered Got Its Save-Transfer Update a Little Bit Early

Now, owners of the original on PS4 can pick things up with New Pete where they left off.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

The Last of Us TV Series Is Now Officially Greenlit and Moving Ahead at HBO

Next up, we might finally start to hear about casting.

A Quick and Dirty Ranking of The Game Awards GOTY Nominees for 2020

Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.

Kate Bishop's Marvel's Avengers DLC Has a New Launch Date and Time Travel Shenanigans

The first story content drop from Crystal Dynamics and company is coming next month.

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review: Good Times in the End Times

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity shows you a good time in Calamity Ganon's looming shadow.

Demon’s Souls Remake Review: The World Mended

The perfect hardcore launch title.

Sony's Jim Ryan Says $70 Is a Fair Game Price for PS5, Denies Considering Going Higher

He also isn't ready to say whether 2021's God of War will be a cross-gen title.

The Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch is Packed With Adorable Easter Eggs

See Mario run. See Mario snooze.

Mike Williams Gaiden: A New Generation Always Starts With Some Change

I have completed a great game and proved the justice of our culture.

These Are the Games You Should Buy With Your New PlayStation 5

If you have the PS5 in your entertainment stand, here are the games you should play.

The Nioh Collection Is Coming to PS5 Next Year

Play both Niohs at ridiculously high frame rates.

Pokemon Artist Gives Kirby Legs and a Purpose, and Now He Cannot Be Stopped

Look out world, Kirby has some important poyo to take care of.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Played Elden Ring and You Haven't, Suckers

It's good to be the King of Xbox.

Xbox Head Says Report on Japanese Studio Acquisition Talks Is "Not Accurate"

Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is the First Thing You Should Buy on Your New Xbox Series X

We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.

PS5 Takes Game Downloads From One Hour to Mere Minutes

Finally, we are free from the slow download tyranny.

PS5 Only Has 667 GB of Space Free For Games

Games are getting bigger, but storage space is getting smaller.

Demon's Souls New Photo Mode Turns Big Angry Bosses Into Photo Opps

"Before you pound me to a pulp, selfie?"

More SteamWorld Games Are Coming, and We'd Drink Motor Oil for SteamWorld Heist 2

What we need are some heroes. Now more than ever.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021's Lineup Includes Beat Saber, Hades, and the Wand of Gamelon

GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.

No More Heroes 1 and 2 Are Out Now for Nintendo Switch

Travis Touchdown is really making himself at home on Nintendo's latest device.

PlayStation 5 Initial Impressions: A Huge, Weird Art Mural of a Console

Sony's hefty monolith is finally here.

The Top 25 PlayStation 2 Games of All Time

Celebrating 20 years with 25 of the PS2's best games.

Sony Delays PS5 Launch Title Destruction AllStars to February

On top of the delay, it'll also be launching as a free title through PlayStation Plus.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Heading to iOS and Android

Hopefully it'll run better at launch than the Switch version did.

Luigi is Real in Super Mario Bros. 35

Play as Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 35. (Or wear his skin, whatever.)

Yakuza Meets Streets of Rage As Part of Sega's 60th Anniversary Bash

Take to the streets as Kiryu-chan.

Oculus Quest 2 Review: Not Quite the Perfect VR On-Ramp

The Oculus Quest beef up and slims down, but not every cut is a worthwhile one. Nor is every addition.

Facebook Expects "Some Games and Apps May No Longer Work" After it Sunsets Oculus Accounts

The Quest 2 now requires a Facebook account, but holding out without one on older gear might be doable.

Crystal Dynamics Is “Confident” Avengers Players Will Return Once New Content Arrives

Studio head Scot Amos wants to focus on the future, not today's low player counts.

For Honor Will Get a Free 60 FPS Update on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S

Beyond that, players can expect the same features already on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Halo 3, BioShock, and Lost Odyssey: A Look Back at the Last Golden Age of Game Commercials

Return to a time when game commercials were produced like tiny movies.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Will Use Breath of the Wild's Overworld Map

Hyrule is in a slightly better condition than you last saw it.

Star Wars: Squadrons's Best Mode Badly Needs Ranked Play

Dogfight is a blast, but it also needs a lot of work.

Nintendo Will Host a Treehouse Stream Tomorrow For Hyrule Warriors and Pikmin 3

Some more info on Nintendo's remaining Fall lineup.

Activision Blizzard Closes Its French Support Studio in Versailles

That's hundreds of people out of a job at an office that predates the merger.

Starting Screen | No One Knows Where the Next Big Game Will Come From

Publishers, developers, journalists, influencers; we're all just guessing.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is Giving Me Flashbacks to Childhood Mario Rumors

Journey back to the Minus World with me.

Star Wars: Squadrons Review: The X-Wing Strikes Back

A long lost genre makes a triumphant return.

USG Game of the Month: Hades is Supergiant's Secret Blizzard Game

September's best game was a roguelite, but not the one we expected.

I Had a Childhood Crush on Mega Man's Mysterious Robot Brother

When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.

An Absurdly Long List of Every Game I've Played Since Quarantine Began

Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.

Starting Screen | Xbox Series X's Seamless Transition Shows Why Backward Compatibility Matters

Console owners will soon get a taste of what PC owners have enjoyed for a very long time now.

Hades Roundtable: The Hottest Gods, Our Favorite Weapons, and More

A lot of us at USG are exploring the underworld in Hades, so we gathered around to discuss what we love about it.

The Game Awards Will Host Its 2020 Show From Three Remote Locations

Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Scalpers Who Used Bots Might Get Taken Down by Bots in Return

Those bids in the tens of thousands of dollars? They may be meant to oust the scalpers.

Naughty Dog Promises "Exciting Things" for the Newly Renamed Last of Us Day

"Outbreak Day" isn't a thing anymore, by the by.

Xbox's Cloud Gaming is a Glimpse of Microsoft's Infinite Xbox Future

Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.

Monster Hunter: Rise is a Switch Exclusive Launching in March 2021

The next entry in the series returns to its Nintendo roots.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

The Recent PlayStation 5 Showcase Showed How Much Sony is Relying On the Past

While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5 on Day One

And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Familiar Roads Still Lead to the Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good reminder how far and wide the 3D Mario games take us.

Ghostrunner Slides, Dashes, and Leaps Toward an October Launch

The very speedrun-friendly first-person action title is just a few weeks from launch.

Super Mario Bros.'s Weird, Stark Instruction Booklet Is One of Gaming's Most Important Documents

The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.

Borderlands 3 Is Targeting 4K/60FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Save files and DLC will also transfer to next-gen systems.

Samus Has a Bastard Space Son in a Weird Bit of Half-Canon Metroid Lore

Didn't like the story for Metroid: Other M? Here's something a little wilder.

Scott Pilgrim Returns This Holiday With a Complete Edition

Yep, it's finally happening.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a Colorful Throwback to Classic 3D Platformers

A genre once lost is returning.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Brings the Prince Back to His Throne

Ubisoft tackles its first remake with the return of a fan-favorite.

No More Heroes 3 Is Now Aiming For a 2021 Launch

It will be picking up some new art, though.

Fortnite Adds Stark Industries HQ Today, and Sets the Stage for Galactus

Tony Stark's headquarters have arrived on the Battle Royale map.

Nier Series Has a "Decent Amount of New Info" To Reveal at Tokyo Game Show This Month

Covering Nier Automata, Replicant, and Reincarnation.

Section Extinction is the Modern Answer to Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

You ready to hunt dinosaurs?

Don't Retcon Link's Left-Handedness, Nintendo

Left is right for the Hero of Time.

Marvel's Avengers Review: The Civil War Within

The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.

Yakuza's Baka Mitai is Now a Meme, and Kazuma Kiryu's Actor is Very Happy

Takaya Kuroda is happy the world is singing his song.

Cyberpunk 2077's Microtransactions Will Only Be in Its Multiplayer Mode

You won't find microtransactions when the main game launches this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Receive More DLC Than The Witcher 3

And it'll be revealed before launch in November.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered is Getting a Slew of Updates and Fixes

Square Enix aims to mend its cracked crystal.

Gotham Knights Will Have Some Involved Detective Work Leading Up to Villain Showdowns

Don't expect to just roll up on Mr. Freeze, smack him down, and be done with it.

Call of Duty: Black Op Cold War Multiplayer Footage Has Leaked Online

Ahead of the official multiplayer reveal next week.

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