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The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

New World is Amazon's Latest Attempt to Break Into Online Gaming. What the Developers Have to Say About Solo Play, Twitch, and More

Amazon Game Studios offers an extended peek at its latest attempt to break into the online gaming market.

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What Makes Good Video Game Lore? The Scribes of Elder Scrolls, Divinity: Original Sin, and More Weigh In

We talk to gaming's best writers about what makes good lore.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

New World is Amazon's Latest Attempt to Break Into Online Gaming. What the Developers Have to Say About Solo Play, Twitch, and More

Amazon Game Studios offers an extended peek at its latest attempt to break into the online gaming market.

How Anthem Can Avoid the Mistakes of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Anthem isn't the first time BioWare has tried to launch an MMO...

A Day With The Division 2's PvE: The Brutal New Endgame Faction and What's Next After Launch

With nearly six hours of demo time, we explore The Division 2's PvE approach with insight from its creative director and lead designer.

How a Resident Evil 3 Remake Could Be Even Better Than Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 is just feeding our hunger for more.

Rage 2's Vehicle Combat Needs Some Tuning, but is Already Producing Wild Gameplay Sequences

We talk to the game's developers about what largely feels like a secondary concern at the moment.

Monster Hunter: World: How Capcom Has Kept Its Most Successful Game Fresh

It's been a truly standout year for Capcom's biggest game to date.

Switch? Steam? Indie Devs Pick the Best Online Store

At PAX South, we ask developers what platforms they're bringing their latest games to.

Far Cry New Dawn Devs Reveal What Happened to Joseph Seed After the Apocalypse

We get our first real glimpse of The Father in the sequel to Far Cry 5, and a very trippy vision quest.

What Keeps Fallout 76's Superfans Coming Back After All the Negativity

We talk to and hang out with Fallout 76 superfans to see why they're still exploring the wasteland.

The Division 2 PvP Preview: Three Dark Zones, Gear Normalization, and the Endgame Occupied DZ

Not only is Ubisoft trying to make the Dark Zone better, it's making more of them.

Haley Joel Osment on Growing up in Kingdom Hearts

From age 12 to 30, actor Haley Joel Osment reflects on a life spent with Sora.

"An Unending Series of Compromises:" God of War Director Cory Barlog on Building a New Myth From Old Parts

With God of War's release and reception firmly behind us, USG speaks to the game's director, Cory Barlog.

Metro Exodus Takes to the Surface, But It’s Not Where the Game is Strongest

Still excelling in confinement.

How a Forever-Marathon of Every Metal Gear Solid Game Has Inspired Its Own Rocky Horror-Like Following

One streamer's undying quest to celebrate the Metal Gear series for as long as he can.

"My Life is In Shambles Now" - Pro Players Were Unprepared for the End of Heroes of the Storm Esports

Blizzard didn't owe pro players an explanation, but announcing the end of an esports league has consequences.

Zen Studios on Developing Its First Dungeon-Crawler, Its Pursuit of Hungary's "Witcher" Moment

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is steeped in Hungarian lore and designed for RPG fans worldwide.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #9: Persona 4

Persona 5 came close, but you can't change our hearts on this one.

Pokemon Go PvP Never Seemed Like It Would Work Until We Tried It for Ourselves

We go hands-on with Pokemon Go's Trainer Battles and find them a better fit than we expected.

Behind the Grassroots Campaign to Fix Red Dead Online's Broken Economy

The economy is broken and players are partnering up to fix it.

There's No Such Thing as the Perfect Heist in Red Dead Redemption 2

Why robbing trains, coaches, and stores in the search for the perfect heist taught me a lot about the inner workings of RDR 2.

Starting Screen | Fallout 76's Reception Has Been Worse Than Anyone Could Have Imagined. Can Bethesda Right the Ship?

STARTING SCREEN | Opinion on Fallout 76 was mixed from the start, but no one could have predicted that it would stumble this badly out of the gate.

Final Fantasy XIV: Reflecting on Five Years of Primals and Tasty Lalafells

As Final Fantasy XIV celebrates five years, we speak to many of the people behind the MMO's success.

The Craziest and Cutest Pokemon Rides in Pokemon Let's Go

"Out of my way! I'm a Pokemon jockey!"

The E3 Press Conference That Won PS4 the Generation

The PlayStation 4 has hit its 5th anniversary, so we're looking back on how it started with a bang.

The Case for Fallout 4

We reexamine Fallout 4 in the wake of Fallout 76's release and find that it holds up better than you might think.

The 25 Best Xbox One Games

Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X.

Our Nine Favorite Kills in Hitman 2

From a tattoo gone wrong to a fling with real estate, these are the best kills in Hitman 2.

Starting Screen | The Detective Pikachu Trailer is a Work of Evil Genius

STARTING SCREEN | The Pokemon marketing machine takes a risk and scores another huge win.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #11: The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

The best-loved Elder Scrolls game was a moment of transition for both Bethesda and RPGs in general.

All 20 PlayStation Classic Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

We help you decide which PlayStation Classic games are worth going back to.

DICE Talks Battlefield 5 and Why the Single-Player Shooter Campaign Isn't Dead

In the year Call of Duty ditched its campaign, EA's Battlefield 5 is trying to tell meaningful stories.

We Ask Real Cowboys What They Think of Red Dead Redemption 2

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 the real deal, or is it Westworld?

Fire Emblem After 15 Years: Remembering the Beloved GBA Game That Brought Fire Emblem to America

We look back on Fire Emblem's first successful foray into North America, and why it remains a popular entry on both sides of the Pacific.

Which Animal is the Biggest Asshole in Red Dead Redemption 2? The Deadliest Animals in RDR2

The wildlife in Red Dead Redemption 2 is out to get you.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Spirits Mode Confirms Kirby is an Actual God

Thankfully, he only demands tributes of sandwiches and tomatoes.

Diablo 3 is a Nintendo Switch Essential, Even If You've Beaten It Multiple Times Like Me

Blizzard's famously addictive RPG finds new life on handheld.

Starting Screen | The PlayStation Classic's Game Lineup Misses Out on Capturing What Made PS1 So Great

STARTING SCREEN | Licensing issues and questionable choices keep PS1 from reaching its potential.

Why Tetris Effect Won't Have Competitive Multiplayer According to its Developers

Tetris Effect drops one large of the Tetris legacy while building on another part.

Pokemon Go's Halloween Event Should Have Picked One Of These Six Ghost-Types Instead of Spiritomb

These Pokemon are worth losing your soul to.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #12: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

BioWare polished its craft with Mass Effect, but the studio's push for mainstream appeal started here.

How GIFs Have Changed Gaming

We chat with the developers behind Rain World, What the Golf?, Consume Me, and more about the prominence of GIFs in the video game world.

For Super Mario Bros 3's 30th Anniversary, Let's Look Back on This Mario Fanfiction I Wrote When I Was 10

Brought to you by a Mac Plus, ClarisWorks, and no idea how paragraphs are supposed to work.

Starting Screen | Can Red Dead Redemption 2 Avoid the Pitfalls of Being a Prequel?

STARTING SCREEN | Red Dead Redemption 2 will undoubtedly be an amazing looking game. But there are some potential drawbacks to being a prequel.

Valkyria Chronicles 4's Squad Stories Made Me Fall in Love With its Secondary Cast

In wartime, it's the smaller stories that count.

Battlefield V's Best War Story So Far is "Tirailleur," A Story That Highlights a Lesser-Known But Awful Historical Injustice

Amid tales of the Norwegian resistance and British commandos, Battlefield V's tale of French West African soldiers stands out.

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