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USG's Top 20 Games of 2020

From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.

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.

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

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.

Perfect Dark Revival Unveiled at The Game Awards

Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.

JJ Abrams Picks Ex-Valve and Oculus Developer to Lead Bad Robot Games Studio

Michael Booth joins Anna Sweet, CEO of Bad Robot Games, on a journey from Valve to VR to JJ.

Xbox Confirms Game Pass Streaming for PCs and iOS Will Launch in Spring

Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.

Halo Infinite Has Been Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Yes, Infinite will be coming out about a year later than originally intended, but test flights are making a comeback.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Requires A Lot of Storage

This file size really goes above and beyond.

Square Enix's Project Athia Will Be a PS5 Console Exclusive for at Least 2 Years

A new PS5 sizzle reel nails down timing for Athia and a few other Sony-favored titles.

What's Your Favorite Cyberpunk Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Which busted, broken future is your favorite to explore?

Xbox Series X Optimized Games Will Have Fast Fixes and More Quick Resume Support, Microsoft Says

Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Pushes Back Season One Launch and Warzone Debut

You'll still be leaving Verdansk for a new Cold War locale soon, just not *that* soon.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond's Multiplayer Looks Surprisingly In-Depth for VR

That lever-action rifle spin does look like it'd be incredibly fun.

A New Scientific Study Aims to Learn More About Why Players Do or Don't Invert Controls

The researchers say the work could be "useful for almost all aspects of gaming and visual technologies."

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.

Doom Eternal Gets a New Master Level in Time for Its PC Game Pass Launch

Where's the pistol in Classic Mode though, id?

343 Promises a Year-End Update on Halo Infinite's Development

We've barely heard a peep about Xbox's delayed launch title since August.

Doom Eternal Sets Switch Release Date at Long Last

The Doom Slayer is sliding in for a last-minute 2020 launch on Nintendo's platform.

Metro Exodus Is Getting a Next-Gen Version Next Year

4A Games is also working on the next Metro and exploring potential for multiplayer.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two, a 13-Year-Old Game, Gets New Achievement for a Real-Life Rocket Launch

That blasted garden gnome is going to space for real this time.

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.

Destiny 2's Greediest Guardians Are Camping Out at a New Loot Cave

Bungie brought back the Cosmodrome and, inadvertently, the act of shooting lazily into a room for shiny engrams.

TimeSplitters 2 Isn’t Actually Getting a Remake, THQ Nordic Confirms to Our Dismay

An Easter egg in SpellForce 3: Fallen God is just that—an Easter egg and nothing more.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Developer Commentary Will Teach You All of Valve's VR Secrets

Sadly, it's not *more* Half-Life, but it is a free and interesting update.

Arkane's Deathloop Is Set For May 2021

Arkane's time-looping shooter sets a date for PlayStation and PC next year.

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

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.

Apex Legends Players Are Getting 10 Free Battle Pass Levels Next Week

After launching Season 7 with sluggish progression changes, Respawn wants to make things up to players.

Sony Reportedly Discussed Raising Game Prices Above $70

It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Xbox Series S Will Only Have 364 GB of Storage Free For Games

A large chunk of the digital-only console's drive is dedicated to the operating system.

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Now Has a Definitive Edition Out in Beta

Hitting 1.0 after 15 years wasn't ambitious enough!

Apex Legends' Design Director on Next-Gen Upgrades, the Switch, and Crunch at Respawn

Ahead of Season 7's launch, Respawn's Jason McCord also fills us in on Horizon, map design, and Respawn's new studio.

Ubisoft Pushes Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Into Next Fiscal Year

Two more games are getting pushed back due to COVID complications.

Todd Howard Says He "Grossly Underestimated" the Wider Impact of Bethesda's Acquisition

To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.

Apex Legends Season 7 Features a Floating City and the Battle Royale's First Vehicle

A new map and a new way to get around are coming to the Apex Games.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Has Left the Project

Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.

Apex Legends Heads to Steam Next Month, Switch Version Delayed to 2021

The start of Season 7 will mark Apex's Steam debut.

Devolver Digital Acquires Serious Sam Makers Croteam

A press release jokes that it could also be the other way around, but let's keep this publisher/developer relationship simple.

Apex Legends Is Sneaking Wallrunning Into Its New Halloween Mode

Titanfall mechanics... intensifying...

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting a Bunch of Xbox Series X Enhancements

120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.

Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Consoles and Streaming

Ubisoft's popular multiplayer shooter could potentially be a big get for streaming.

Borderlands 3 Adds a New Skill Tree For Every Vault Hunter With Upcoming Designer's Cut

The new season pass will also add a Director's Cut next year.

Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Bungie will introduce Destiny 2's next-gen improvements about a month after Beyond Light.

Ghost Story, Once BioShock's Irrational Games, Is Working on an "Immersive Sci-Fi" Title

A new job listing hints at the nature of Ken Levine's next "outrageous and ridiculous" title.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is Finally Letting PC Players Uninstall Specific Modes

It's a long-overdue workaround for Modern Warfare's gigantic file size.

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Processors Will Give PC Gamers Another Upgrade to Chase in November

Just ahead of the next-gen console launch, AMD is introducing its new Zen 3 CPUs for PCs.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Brings Back an Old Weapon With a New, Absurd Ability

Europa's got the goods, apparently.

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.

Dishonored, Prey, and Wolfenstein Collections Rated For Xbox Series X and S

Bethesda could already be bolstering Xbox's lineup.

Payday 3 Is Still Happening, Developers Say

The sequel has seemed like an iffy proposition since Starbreeze's reconstruction woes, but work is apparently forging ahead.

Overwatch League Teams Will Give Away Copies of Overwatch on PC Soon

A free giveaway leaks a little bit early.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Zombies Will Get Free Post-Launch Updates

Treyarch shows off the new version of its undead adventure and promises it'll continue to grow over time.

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.

EA Play Joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in November

On launch day for Series X and Series S, Ultimate is getting a boatload of EA titles.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Free-to-Play This Weekend in Honor of Its Big Community Update

Hoist a pitchfork, grab some pills, and go to town on those zombies.

Destiny 2's Guardians Are Getting a Face Lift in Beyond Light

Bungie's making some player customization tweaks with the next expansion.

Doom Eternal Hits Game Pass Next Week, but Only for Xbox

It'll be the first Bethesda game there post-Microsoft acquisition, but PC players need to wait.

Xbox's Next-Gen Storage Upgrades Will Cost $219.99

For more storage capable of next-gen loading speeds, you'll be paying a premium.

Doom Likely Headed to Xbox Game Pass Following "Slayer" Tease

It could be a misdirect, but why fake people out on the week Microsoft bought Bethesda?

Microsoft CEO Says It Will Consider Buying More Video Game Companies in the Future

Even after a big buy, Xbox could still keep growing.

Destiny 2 Adds a Memorial Quest For a Former Developer

Bungie is honoring a coworker and friend today.

The Master Chief Collection in 2020: Passion, Tech Debt, and the Heartbeat of Halo Fandom

With today's release of Halo 3: ODST for PC, USgamer sits down with 343's Michael Fahrny to talk about the always improving (but not-yet perfect) Halo compilation.

Destiny 2's Forsaken and Shadowkeep Hit Xbox Game Pass Today

Time to catch up on Destiny 2, before Beyond Light.

Blizzard Announces BlizzConline in 2021

A new portmanteau for a new Blizzard convention experience.

GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop Will Still Be Timed PS5 Exclusives, Phil Spencer Confirms

Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.

Sony Apologizes for PS5 Pre-Order Rush, Promises More Stock "Over the Next Few Days"

That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.

Disintegration Will Gradually Shutter Its Multiplayer, Starting Today

The bikes are setting back down on the ground.

Medal of Honor's VR Comeback Is Slated for a December Launch

Respawn's reboot is coming to Oculus headsets, as well as SteamVR.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Getting a Massive Fan-Made and Valve-Approved Update

The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.

Quake's Soundtrack Just Got a Vinyl Remaster

Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Facebook Confirms a $299 Oculus Quest 2 While Ditching the Rift

The Quest 2 is out next month, and the Rift S will be discontinued next year.

With Launch Behind It, Riot is Already Looking Ahead to Valorant's Next Decade

Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler talks new modes, player feedback, and being willing to disrupt the meta.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Is Heading Online

In January, we'll have more incredible speedruns to watch even if we're still socially distant.

Bungie CEO Denies Reports of Acquisition Talks With Microsoft

Rejoining Xbox would be a mindboggling move for the makers of Destiny and Halo.

Halo 3: ODST Arrives on PC Next Week Along With Firefight for Xbox One

Time to relive the spin-off that Master Chief sat out.

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

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Will Hold a Multiplayer Beta Next Month

As per usual, there's a platform preference and special access granted for pre-orders.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Multiplayer Ditches Specialists And Goes Back to Basics

We go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's 1980s-set multiplayer.

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.

Crysis Remastered Has Surprisingly Modest PC Requirements

You may need more oomph for 4K and 60 FPS, but you can probably run Crysis pretty well as-is.

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

Ahead of the official multiplayer reveal next week.

Doom Eternal Recruits Two New Composers for The Ancient Gods DLC

In the wake of Mick Gordon and id Software's split.

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Rival Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in Ridiculous File Size

And we can expect PC system requirements soon.

Halo Infinite's Newest Foe Is an Elite With a Mysterious Past

Step aside, Craig. Let the fella with the red sword through.

Halo Infinite Gives First Official Look at Weapon and Player Cosmetics

The game's not coming till next year, but it still has a 2020 Monster Energy tie-in.

Doom Eternal's Ancient Gods DLC Will Be Available as a Standalone Purchase

You'll be able to blast these demons without buying the full release.

Report: Xbox Series X Looking to Launch in First Week of November, PS5 Not Long After

Sources say it's most likely we'll see the PS5 launch in the middle of the month.

Doom Eternal's Director Hints at Dragons and Mech Fights in Future DLC

Hugo Martin's seemingly confirmed some pretty exciting enemies.

Destiny 2's Stasis Powers Shine With Darkness in Beyond Light's New Trailer

As we creep closer to November, we'll learn a lot about Stasis in short order.

Doom Eternal's First Expansion Is Arriving in Time for Halloween

The Ancient Gods are coming.

Left 4 Dead 2 is Getting a New Update Featuring Community-Made Content

The Last Stand follows 11 years after the game released.

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