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A Tall Tale of Tengen Graces This Week's Retronauts Micro

When Atari looked to the NES market, interesting things happened.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 15: Earthbound's 20th Anniversary and Predictions for E3 2015

On the occasion of Earthbound's 20th anniversary, WayForward's Tomm Hulett shares his love for the Nintendo classic with Kat and Bob as the three offer trivia, analyze the battle system, and more. Plus: E3 predictions!

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #21: BIG SALAD

It’s too big...

Thursday Stream: Star Trek: Judgment Rites Longplay, The Final

Kat will be streaming the final two episodes of Star Trek: Judgment Rites at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Tuesday Stream: Star Trek: Judgment Rites Longplay, Part 3

The Enterprise runs into trouble in a nebula in "Voids," then a group of rebels interrupt shore leave in "Museum Piece" as Kat continues her journey through Star Trek: Judgment Rites at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 14: The First 70 Hours of Xenoblade Chronicles X

Plus: Double Fine's Brad Muir drops by to talk about Massive Chalice.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #20: Shoulda Been a Cowboy

Shoulda learned to rope and ride.

Blog of the Blood God: This Year's Least Surprising Announcement

The inaugural entry in our weekly RPG blog tackles Fallout 4, "the essence of RPGs," and the Retro RPG of the Week.

Tuesday Stream: Let's Play Some Heroes of the Storm

Kat will be playing some Heroes of the Storm at 3pm PT/6pm ET. Come see it in action, or team up with Kat on Battle.net.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 13: A Deeper Dive into Witcher 3 and Destiny

Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton joins Kat to discuss his two favorite topics - Witcher 3 and Destiny.

Thursday Stream: Star Trek: Judgment Rites Longplay, Part 2

Kat continues her adventure through Star Trek: Judgment Rites. Who or what is evaluating the Enterprise crew? Watch and discover more clues at 5pm PT/8pm ET.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #19: Body Massage

Hmm... body massage... go.

Tuesday Stream: Star Trek: Judgment Rites Longplay, Part 1

Kat embarks on a voyage to revisit one of her favorite adventure games of yesteryear. Join her at 2pm PT/5pm ET.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 12: Meet Gerald of Rivia

Listen to Kat, Mike, and special guest Jason Wilson find many different ways to mispronounce "Geralt" as they analyze The Witcher 3.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #18: Fez Tips

General tips for on the move Fez Fans!

From Us to You! Reviews the First Half of 2015 in Gaming

As 2015 nears its midpoint, Mike, Kat, and Jaz sit down to talk about Cities: Skylines, Bloodborne, Axiom Verge, and the rest of the year's top games.

Tuesday Stream: Hunting Prey in The Witcher 3

On the fence about whether to get The Witcher 3? Come hang out with Kat while she explores its vast open world at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 11: Canvassing the RPG Landscape #1

Gamesbeat's Jason Wilson drops by to talk with Kat about the best RPGs so far this year, his new approach to Dark Souls, why Persona Q is underrated, and more.

From the Storage Bin: The Goofiest Mega Man Toy is Also The Best

Mega Man has seen some incredibly ridiculous merchandise over the years. This piece might take the prize, though.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #17: Don’t Tread on My Hills

There was a hole here. It’s still here and getting deeper.

Slow Down, Take It Easy, Relax, Enjoy a New Retronauts

For this week's episode, we take a leisurely saunter through the history of slow-life simulation games.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 10: David Brevik Talks Marvel Heroes and Remembers Diablo

Blizzard North's co-founder joins Kat to talk about his latest projects, share memories from his days working on Diablo, and offer his updated thoughts on Diablo III.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #16: Yoshi’s….. Island?

When did that ugly dinosaur get his own private island? I’m suing.

From US to You! Returns to Kontemplate Kickstarter

And also Inti Kreates...er, Creates.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 9: Bravely Second and What's Hot in Japan

Hands-on impressions of Bravely Second, plus thoughts on Super Robot Wars Z3, Yokai Watch, and other Japanese games.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #15: Small Mario

Man, why you even got to do a thing?

Let's Get Virtual (Sort of) With Retronauts Micro

Contemplate Nintendo's greatest failure with this companion piece to last week's portable game consoles episode.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 8: A Newcomer's Perspective on Dark Souls

Mike joins Kat to share his perspective as a newcomer on Dark Souls II, and Grinding Gear Games' Jonathan Rogers breaks down the new Path of Exile expansion.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #14: A Friendly Race

It's completely safe...

Retronauts Episode 37 Keeps the Memory of Also-rans Alive

Neo Geo Pocket and WonderSwan don't command the same place in history as their competitor Game Boy, but we love them anyway.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #13 — Pokémon: The New Class

Beginning tips for all you Screeches out there.

It's Axioms and Allies in the Latest USgamer Podcast

From US To You! Episode 11 looks at the glories of Axiom Verge and the legacies of third-party console exclusives.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #12: Sneaking Mission

Don't make a sound! Goodness gracious!

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #11: Call Me Miami

This game is way too violent. Oh gosh...

Retronauts Micro Welcomes Fabio to USgamer

Or at least a passable effigy of Fabio, anyway, courtesy of this week's topic: Rare's Wizards & Warriors for NES.

The Sky is Falling in Episode 10 of From US to You!

Join us for 75 minutes of podcast delight: We bear witness as the games industry casts down the old gods.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #10: Get in the House

Do as I say! Get in now!

USstreamer: Let's Discover the World of Final Fantasy XV Together [Update: Archived!]

Jeremy dives into the demo for this long-awaited RPG at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, and you're invited.

Enjoy the Rare Pleasures of Retronauts as We Discuss... Rare

It's an all-USgamer episode as British expat Jaz joins Bob and Jeremy to discuss England's most popular export: Rare. It's VAT-free!

The Indie Conundrum: From US to You! Episode 9

It's a tough world out there for aspiring game makers, as we discuss on the latest episode of our flagship podcast.

USstreamer: Treat Your Eyes to Ori and the Blind Forest [Update: Stream Archived]

Spend an hour in a lush, non-linear, wooded wonderland this afternoon at 5 ET/2 PT.

USstreamer: Head Back to Zebes With the Original Metroid [Archived]

For this Retro Thursday stream, Jeremy travels back to where it all began: Planet Zebes and Metroid for NES. Watch it at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT!

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #8: Toad: Absolution

An agent must use every disguise at their disposal.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #7:Tingle's Words

Don't steal them.

From US to You! Episode 7: Almost as Late as The Last Guardian

This monstrous episode comes a full week late, but it'll still bring a warm sense of cheer to your ears.

This Week, Retronauts Asks Where It All Went Wrong

Why do we fall out of love with series that never fully lose their way?

Video Games Cheats 'n Beatums #5: Sonic Sad-venture

The latest chapter in the Sonic the Hedgehog saga.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #2: Whip It Good

This week, USgamer's comic about serious video game matters tackles Spelunky.

USgamer Club: Suikoden II Begins

The team takes its first steps into the expansive world of a PlayStation classic. Join in and play along!

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #1: Security System

USgamer's new weekly comic about very important video game matters begins now.

USgamer's Podcast has a Name, and Also a New Episode

We greet the new year by making unreasonable demands of the new year. But first, we vote on a proper name for the show.

Retronauts: A Brief Look at Zillion, Sega's Answer to Metroid

Your reminder that old-school Sega was so ambitious that what should have been a perfunctory licensed game challenged one of the most groundbreaking adventures of the era.

USgamer Club: Suikoden Part 2 — "With a Rebel Yell, She Cried More, More, More"

Team USG still hasn't liberated the people of Toran from the Empire, but we have opinions nevertheless. Join the conversation!

USgamer Club: Suikoden Episode 1 — "A Part of the Rebel Alliance, and a Traitor"

We take a communal dip into Konami's RPG classic, and find the waters surprisingly choppy at the start.

2014 Recap: Fantasy Life and the Pleasure of Doing It "Wrong"

There's a thin line between mediocre and misunderstood, and sometimes the difference simply comes down to personal tastes.

USstreamer: Journey Into the Obscure With Brandish [Updated: Archived!]

Jeremy delves into this odd Super NES RPG to prove once and for all that the world really does revolve around him.

USgamer Club Returns With a Suikoden I & II Holiday Extravaganza

Please tell us the answer, is fate unchangeable? Join us as we play these two classic RPGs and see for yourself!

The Retronauts Podcast Muses Briefly Over the TI-99/4A Computer

A look back at a semi-classic gaming PC. Plus: Video!

2014 Recap: Captain Toad and the Triumph of the Finite

Toad may be a tiny hero in a tiny game, but that's what makes Treasure Tracker great.

2014 Recap: Why Won't You Let Me Love You, Assassin's Creed?

Jeremy contemplates the uneven AC: Unity and why he almost, but not quite, loves the series.

USstreamer: Experience Grand Theft Auto V the Lawful Good Way at 5 ET/2 PT

Join Jeremy as he plays the PlayStation 4 remaster of GTA V very, very wrong.

Comfort Food Games: Skyrim

Jeremy looks back at three years of ongoing addiction... and why he'll probably never finish this massive RPG no matter how long he plays.

USstreamer: A Terrifying Castlevania Stream Haunts You [Now With Video!]

You won't know true horror until you witness Jeremy trying to beat this brutal NES classic for a live audience.

USstreamer: Get Spooky With Rondo of Blood [Now With Video]

Jeremy returns to Castlevania to take on a classic 16-bit action adventure.

Virtual Spotlight: Namco Museum, a Recursive (and Remarkable) Loop of Game History

Namco just carpet-bombed PlayStation with a full-frontal assault of heritage.

TGS: Smash Bros. is Japan's Destiny

Big game launches take over Japan just like they do the U.S... though the games in question tend to be different.

Comfort Food Games: Chrono Trigger

When two RPG giants teamed up, they created a game worth revisiting again and again — by design, as it turns out.

USgamer Club: Symphony of the Night Reaches Its Crescendo

The whole world has gone topsy-turvy as we tackle the Inverted Castle and bring Symphony of the Night to its true finale.

Comfort Food Games: Bionic Commando

More than 25 years after its debut, Capcom's NES platformer remains a unique and endlessly replayable take on the genre.

USgamer Club: We Take on Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Part 1

Grab your Crissaegrim and Shield Rod and play along with the USgamer team as we explore the game that inspired the term metroidvania.

USgamer Club: Shovel Knight, Part 2

After absolutely falling in love with the first few levels, the USgamer crew explores the latter half of Yacht Club's stunning homage to all things 8-bit.

USgamer Club: Shovel Knight, Part 1

June's hottest game is now July's hottest community playthrough discussion. Join us and talk about this modern retro masterpiece!

Comfort Food Games: Marathon 2 Durandal, the Grandfather of Destiny

Even as Jeremy storms his way through Destiny's beta, Bungie's earliest shooters continue to tug at his heart.

USgamer Club: Final Fantasy Tactics Winds Down, and a New Challenger Appears

Our time in Ivalice has come to an end. Now for a new community project....

USgamer Club: Final Fantasy Tactics, Chapter 4

The end is nigh as we work to save Ivalice from evil (or just grind levels for the heck of it).

USgamer Club: Final Fantasy Tactics, Chapter 3

Our intrepid tacticians venture even further into the world of Ivalice as we take on the third part of this legendary RPG.

USgamer Club: Final Fantasy Tactics, Chapter 2

Chocobos, random number generators, and opaque mechanics beset the USgamer crew as they delve into the meat of this tactical classic.

Comfort Food Games: Mega Man 2

Jeremy contemplates the intricate web of great game design and complex personal experiences that keeps him coming back to this NES classic.

JPgamer: Why I Love Japanese Games

Pete's last installment of our regular Japanese games column takes a summative look at the reasons he habitually looks East for his interactive entertainment these days.

USgamer Club: Final Fantasy Tactics, Chapter 1

The whole USgamer crew comes together to discuss their first few hours with RPG classic Final Fantasy Tactics. Join the conversation!

JPgamer: On True Endings

Do you start lots of games and never finish them? Or do you see everything they have to offer before you move on? Guess which camp narrative junkie Pete falls into.

USgamer Club: Your First Assignment is...

Join us as we begin a month-long community playthrough of a beloved game. It's like a book club, but with min-maxing!

JPgamer: Producing Perfection

The latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series sees the goddesses trading their swords for microphones. Does it really produce perfection?

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