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Your Complete* Guide to NES Classic Edition Accessories

UPDATED 11/30! We're rounding up and reviewing all the essentials for your tiny Nintendo console. Latest: A carrying case, and a fix for a promising controller.

Watch Dogs 2 PS4 Review: Expanding Your Hacking Horizons

Ubisoft leaves behind Aiden Pearce and Chicago for something that's a little more fun and upbeat.

Watch Dogs 2's "Seamless Online Experience" Won't Be Online at Launch

The game's online still works, but the seamless aspect was causing issues during the review period.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch and Wii U May Land in Summer 2017 [Report]

There was hope that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a launch title for Switch, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

On NES Classic Edition and Playing Hard To Get

Why Nintendo keeps partying like it's 1985... and 1996... and 2006.

Will Final Fantasy XV's Big Twist Ruin The Game?

Early details about about FFXV's endgame have emerged, to much consternation.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Brings Entire Series to PS4 in March

You'll eventually be able to have the entire Kingdom Hearts series on PlayStation 4.

Monster Hunter XX Coming to Japan on March 18, 2017

At the Monster Hunter Direct, Capcom expands Monster Hunter again on an old friend.

Monster Hunter Direct For Japan This Thursday

What Monster Hunter action is coming this week?

Batman: Return to Arkham PS4 Review: Just a Sidekick

If you haven't played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, this collection wants to rectify that.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Stunning

Nintendo shows off new footage of the newest Zelda.

Watch Dogs 2 on PC Delayed Two Weeks, System Requirements Released

Ubisoft releases system specs for Watch Dogs 2 as it delays the PC version.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's Next, Coming Fall 2017

Red Dead Redemption's sequel is real, but you won't be seeing it this year.

Diablo 4 Rumors Heat Up Ahead of Blizzcon

Is the Lord of Terror returning for another go at Sanctuary?

Mafia 3 PC Review: Take Me for What I'm Worth

Hangar 13 takes the Mafia franchise in a new direction. We join Lincoln Clay on his quest for revenge.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Finally Confirmed By Ubisoft

It's been a long time coming, but Michel Ancel is returning to the planet of Hillys.

Paper Mario's Evolution from RPG to Adventure Game Draws a Line to a Forgotten Corner of Nintendo's Past

The series' gradual genre shift may be unpopular, but it's not unprecedented.

At 30, Castlevania May be Dead, But Its Influence Lingers Beyond The Grave

Happy anniversary, Simon Belmont! Too bad your bloodline is as deceased as Dracula himself.

Dragon Quest: Builders Demo Hits PS4 and Vita Today

Think of it as a temp structure to make use of until they complete construction on the real thing.

Jotun Devs Return With Sundered, A Hand-Drawn Metroidvania

The indie team behind the god-killing action game bring their expertise to a different genre.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Watch Dogs 2 Covers The Assassin's Creed Slot This Year

Ubisoft Montreal takes its open-world hack-a-thon to San Francisco.

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Brings the Best Assassin to PS4 and Xbox One

Ezio Auditore da Firenze takes back the spotlight in this remaster collection.

PC System Requirements for Mafia 3 Revealed

What sort of rig do you need to run Mafia III on PC?

Shriek With Childlike Delight for This N64 Episode Of Retronauts

It's like Christmas in September!

Fall Games Preview 2016: Dragon Quest Builders Makes a Fine Cornerstone for the Series' American Reconstruction

What to do if you want to increase your RPG franchise's popularity in foreign lands? The trick, as the saying goes, could be to hook 'em while they're young.

Bloodstained Delayed Into the First Half of 2018

The spiritual successor to Igarashi's Castlevania games needs another year in its coffin.

Hyper Light Drifter for Wii U and Vita Canned Due to Port Problems and Health Issues

If you were hoping to see the Wii U or Vita, Heart Machine has some bad news.

Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 Pro Has a High Framerate Option

Lara's latest adventure is one of the few PlayStation 4 Pro games with the ability to improve the framerate.

How the Dragon Quest Builders Team is Crafting a New Kind Of RPG

A conversation with the creators of Square Enix's upcoming do-it-yourself take on the role-playing genre.

Batman: Return to Arkham Coming This October

The remaster of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City finally has a release date.

This Week's USgamer Stream Schedule: Racing Down Old-School Lane

It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.

Mafia III Post-Launch DLC Adds More Stories and Car Customization

2K Games outlines Mafia III's Season Pass and what player can expect from the game after launch.

A Conversation With Paper Mario: Color Splash Producer Risa Tabata

The game's green producer talks about the RPG that has some Nintendo fans seeing red.

Metal Gear Solid V Gets a $50 Definitive Experience

Konami is shining up Metal Gear Solid V for one more release.

How Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is Getting the Band Back Together

We speak with the men behind the upcoming remake... who were also the men behind the original version.

"Dragon Quest Builders is Minecraft Meets Dragon Quest!" OK, but What Does That Actually Mean?

Looking beyond the slimy blue skin of Square Enix's construction sandbox adventure.

Dark Souls III Gets First DLC with Ashes of Ariandel on October 25

The downloadable content will add new weapons, spells, and a PVP map.

"Augs Lives Matters," Another Cringeworthy Moment In Gaming

Video games can and should attempt to make a statement, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided needs to take a few level-ups in subtlety.

RiME Finds a New Publisher in Grey Box, Still A Year Away

Tequila Works' adventure title finally finds a publisher after its interesting reveal.

Quantum Break Coming to Steam on September 14

New retail version of Quantum Break is coming, alongside the Steam release.

Metroid 2 Fan Remake Released, Immediately Lands on Nintendo's Legal Radar

AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake is out in the wild, but Nintendo has already flexed its legal muscle to get it removed from download sites.

No Man's Sky and Understanding the Day One Patch

Hello Games has a huge patch ready for No Man's Sky, tackling a host of issues highlighted in early leaks.

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.

Pokémon Ranger Arrives on Virtual Console to Remind Us That Not Every Spin-off is Pokémon Go

Without a multiplayer component, is there really much point to Pokémon?

Rise of the Tomb Raider Comes to PS4 October 11 with Co-Op and PSVR Support

The exclusivity is over and Rise of the Tomb Raider will celebrate the series' 20th anniversary on PlayStation 4.

Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Off the Record Bringing Zombie Stomping to PS4 and Xbox One

Capcom is planning to release everything Dead Rising for this generation of consoles.

Now You're Playing With Teeny-Tiny Power: Nintendo Announces Retro NES Console

Taking back the mall kiosks from vile plunderers.

More Than Just a Reference, ReCore's Metroid Prime Link Improves on A Classic

Microsoft's upcoming shooter comes by its connections to classic greats naturally, and it invests its inheritance smartly.

Resident Evil 4 Shuffles Onto Xbox One and PS4 on August 30

There's a viable platform out there without a version of Resident Evil 4! Capcom is on the case!

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.

Fallout 4: Build the Pitching Machine

Build the Pitching Machine in Fallout 4.

A Game Design Near-Miss: Double Dragon for Game Boy

Why the classic brawler's handheld version was almost (but not quite) its best home port.

System Shock Reboot's Alpha Demo Is About Building Kickstarter Trust

The remaster has become a "complete remake" and Chris Avellone is pitching in.

Fallout 4: The Heavy Weapon Forge

How to build the Heavy Weapon Forge in Fallout 4.

Batman: Return to Arkham for PS4 and Xbox One Delayed Indefinitely

Warner Bros delays the remaster of the first two Arkham games.

Fallout 4: Build the Food Processor

How to build the Food Processor in Fallout 4.

You Don't Have to be an ’80s Kid to Appreciate Yakuza 0

...you just need a healthy love of the ridiculous.

Bloodstained Wins the Prize for E3's Best Thinly Veiled Version of an Abandoned Series

Koji Igarashi's new game isn't Castlevania, but... it's Castlevania.

Akiba's Beat Ditches Vampires and Looks to... The World Ends With You?

No more clothes stripping, just Japanese pop music... and pop culture hallucinations.

With The Last Guardian, Fumito Ueda's Worldview Remains Unique After All This Time

The long-awaited adventure may be years late, but it's still like nothing else.

I'm No Longer Disappointed That Gravity Rush 2 Won't Be On PlayStation Vita

The Vita's showcase launch title will have a sequel on PlayStation 4 only, and that's awesome.

Watch Dogs 2 Hands-On: Hacking Your Way Towards the Fun

Mike takes a spin around San Francisco in Ubisoft's Watch Dogs sequel.

Finally, Shantae's Back on Game Boy

Well, kind of. Anyway, the new game is looking sharp.

The Strange, Wonderful World of Slime Rancher

Perhaps the most unusual upcoming Xbox One game of all involves cannibalistic slimes.

Why ReCore is a $40 Game

Microsoft wants to test the waters, it seems.

Skylanders Imaginators Stays Competitive By Playing Fast and Loose with the Toys-to-life Genre

Toys For Bob attempts to reclaim an increasingly crowded format by changing the rules.

Dishonored 2 Embodies Bethesda's Formula for Success

Namely, hide innovation amidst the mundane.

Watch Dogs 2 Brings the Revolution to San Francisco

Ubisoft's hacking sequel finds a new city and new protagonist.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Augments Its Icarus

Mankind Divided looks to avoid the issues that made Deus Ex: Invisible War such a disappointing sequel.

Volition's All-New Agents of Mayhem is Saints Row-ish

Same universe, different story. Volition charts a familiar path with its new IP.

NIS Discusses Criminal Girls 2 Content Changes for Western Release

NIS America decides to be open and honest about why it's making changes to Criminal Girls 2.

Retronauts Micro Returns to Phantomile With a Look At Klonoa

We'll probably never see another entry in Namco's dreamlike platform action series, and that's a darned shame.

Kirby: Planet Robobot 3DS Review: A Gundam Good Time

Who knows whose idea it was to put Kirby in a giant, stompy mech suit... but it makes for one of the most gleeful action games of the year.

Retronauts Asks, "Does The Legend of Zelda Remain Really Rad?"

After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.

10 Years Ago, New Super Mario Bros. Made Old-School Cool… or Profitable, Anyway

The only thing truly "new" about Nintendo's DS blockbuster was the notion that maybe classic platformers still had a place in the world, but that was enough to make a difference.

What are the Best Virtual Console Games for Nintendo Wii U?

Shop smartly with this breakdown of ever classic game release available for Wii U Virtual Console. Now with full evaluations of all games from all platforms!

May Divorce Be With You: The Breakup of Star Wars and Video Games

Why has the relationship between video games and the world's most popular film franchise become so strained?

USgamer's One-Hit Wonders Grapple With an NES Classic

Bob, Jeremy, Kat, and Nadia swing their way toward victory with Capcom's Bionic Commando.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PS4 Review: Greatness From Small Beginnings

Naughty Dog brings the story of Nathan Drake to a close.

Celebrate Mighty No. 9 Going Gold with a Stream of the Greatest Mega Man Ever*

*(Or maybe just join the chat so you can argue endlessly about whether Mega Man 2 or 3 is best. Join the debate at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT!)

Retronauts Explores Little Samson, Mega Man's Hipster Cousin

Before he vanished from the public eye, Mega Man's original creator left the world with this final gift.

Master x Master: You Got Your Dungeon Crawler in My MOBA!

NCSoft enters the MOBA arena with its unique combo of MOBA and dungeon crawler.

Today's USstreamer Retro Show Kicks Off the Mega Man-a-thon [Archived]

It's like a marathon, but with an N in place of the R. We begin at the beginning, with the original Mega Man for NES!

Below Pits Your Survival Against the Unknown Darkness

Take this. It's dangerous to go alone!

Hob's Shifting World Uncovers an Enchanting Adventure

Runic Games is back with with a new adventure.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection 3DS Review: Virtuous Console

While this M2-developed SEGA compilation has its drawbacks, it's still a heck of a package.

This Week on Retronauts, We Ask: "What is A Man?"

We hope to find the answer in Castlevania's Dracula X duology, Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. Are our words as empty as our souls?

Return to the True Roots of Star Fox With a Super NES Live Stream [Archived!]

Forget Star Fox Zero and check out the Super NES game this afternoon at 4 ET/1 PT. Hope you like triangles!

What are the Best Virtual Console Games for Nintendo 3DS?

A comprehensive breakdown of classic games on 3DS, both good, great, and awful. Now complete for all systems: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES, Game Gear, Super NES, and 3D Classics! [Updated: May 13]

Monster Hunter 4 Leads a Good Year for Capcom

A game that hasn't come out in the West yet is now Capcom's sixth best-selling game.

Assassin's Creed: Unity Could Feature Four-Player Co-op Story

The "unity" in the new Assassin's Creed title may be four assassins playing together.

Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Review

A new generation of zombies has arisen on Xbox One, and they're some ugly-looking sons of a gun.

TGS: Should Fans Still Be Worried about Dead Rising 3?

Capcom's latest Dead Rising is shaping up to be a great open-world action game, but is it a great Dead Rising?

3 Reasons I Worry About Dead Rising 3

Credit Capcom Vancouver for taking a fresh approach to the series, but will the next Dead Rising ignore the qualities that made the first two great?

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