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What does iOS 8 Metal Mean for Gaming?

Earlier this week, Apple announced Metal, a new API that enables developers to produce "console quality" games for iOS devices. Should Sony and Microsoft be worried?

Watch Dogs PS4 Review: Game of Phones

Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was set to be a next generation launch title, but ended up being delayed at the very last moment. Is it worth the extra six-month wait? Oh yes. Oh yes indeed.

WildStar PC Beginner's Guide: What Class to Play, What the Stats Mean, and Interrupt Armor

Just starting out in WildStar? Here's the things you need to know in order to look like a veteran.

Watch: The Ups and Downs (and Ups?) of Final Fantasy

Have a few minutes free? Please enjoy this fine video companion piece to our in-depth feature.

Lego The Hobbit PS4 Review: All These Dwarves Look the Same

TT Games' follow-up to Lego Lord of the Rings is out, making it the third Lego title in six months. How does it stand up?

Monument Valley iOS Review: Short But Phenomenally Sweet

It's said that a candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. If so, Monument Valley is the gaming equivalent of that candle.

The Evil Within: When a Demo Fails to Show the Fun Within

The Evil Within's PAX East presentation wasn't good, but is that the game's fault?

10 Games That Killed a Franchise

These ten games put some great franchises into an early grave or acted as the series' final tombstone. See who made the cut!

Titanfall's Future: Analysis, Prognosis, and Wishful Thinking

After playing for almost a month, we take an in-depth look at the most critical aspects of Respawn's inaugural title - and ponder its future.

Thief Guide: Complete Walkthrough of All Chapters

Welcome to our complete Thief guide. It's split into multiple sections that cover every chapter, plus the prologue. If you need help, here's where you can find it.

Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney's game and internet division lays off one quarter of its workforce.

End of Nations Put "On Hold" By Trion

The MMORTS turned MOBA is put on hold by Trion Worlds.

Thief Guide. Chapter 4: A Friend in Need Walkthrough - The Combination to the Great Safe

Getting to the great safe is tricky, but this part of the guide will show you how.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Guide: Antidote II Walkthrough - Kill Raisa Volkova, Satan's Daughter

Everything you need to know to defeat Satan's daughter, Raisa Volkova and get through Overlook Tower!

10 Games We Wish Rule 34 Didn't Apply To

Because someone had to go out there and see exactly how depraved the Internet is.

Hearthstone Guide: How to Build the Best Decks with Basic Cards, Starter Strategies and Tips

In our third Hearthstone how-to, we check out the classes and some great beginner decks you can build with only the basic cards.

With Pitfall II, Atari Platformers Became More Than Just Running and Jumping

David Crane's adventurous sequel pushed creative and technical boundaries.

What Are The Best Xbox 360 Games Ever?

With a ton of terrific titles to choose from, it's been tough picking the games we believe represent the best that the Xbox 360 has to offer. Oh, and don't expect all of them to be critically-acclaimed best-sellers. These picks are personal!

The PS4 Indie Games We're Looking Forward to the Most

Want to know which upcoming PlayStation 4 indie games are looking the most interesting? Steer your eyeballs to this list and find out.

Why Divinity: Original Sin Might Be the RPG You've Been Waiting For Since Ultima VII

Eurogamer's Paul Dean on how Larian's latest is channelling the spirit of Richard Garriott's classic.

2013 In Review: The Indies We Loved

Mike and Cass take a look at some of their favorite indie games released last year.

Assassin's Creed IV Freedom Cry: DLC That Digs Deeper

Mike takes a look at Assassin's Creed IV's downloadable campaign, Freedom Cry. Does it stand up to the main game?

2013 in Review: Why Being the Game No One Actually Wins is So Good For Dota 2

By virtue of being impossible to truly master, Valve's Dota 2 is also impossible to put down.

USdealhunter: Tomb Raider, Pokemon Y, and VGX Steam Sale

USgamer brings you some of the best deals coming at you this weekend and next week.

Xbox One vs. PS4: How Useful Are They As Entertainment Systems?

How have the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fared as shiny new additions to USgamer's entertainment centers? Jaz, Jeremy, and Mike talk about their trials and tribulations with these cutting edge, all-in-one gaming/media machines.

Forza 5 Driving Guide, Assists Walkthrough, Achievements and Car Lists

Want to become an expert Forza 5 driver? We have all the information you need, from how driving assists work and which make the most sense to turn on (and off), to how to drive effectively so you can extract maximum performance from your vehicles.

Flower PS4 Review: Turn On, Tune In, Chill Out

Voiceless it cries. Wingless flutters. Toothless bites. Mouthless mutters. Flower hits the next generation.

Does PlayStation 4 Live Up to Its Hype? USgamer's In-Depth Hardware Review

We locked ourselves in a hotel room with Sony’s new system for two days, and here’s what we saw.

The Humble Rise of Humble Bundle

Eurogamer's David Owen tells the modest story of an indie icon.

Is Call of Duty: Ghosts Worth Buying on PS3? Review

We take a ride on the Playstation 3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Is it enough with next-gen right around the corner?

Final Fantasy XIV Doing Way Better than Square Enix Expected

So good, in fact, that the company has adjusted its earnings forecast significantly.

Just How Good is the DualShock 4? Hands On With the New PS4 Controller

USGamer spends some time with Sony's new DualShock for PlayStation 4.

A New Breakthrough with Pokemon X/Y Hacking

We now know what Generation VI Pokemon's digital DNA look like. Yeah, science!

Utterly Stunning GTA V Time-Lapse Video

Think Grand Theft Auto V's graphics and atmospherics look really cool? You ain't seen nothin' yet.

How to Make Your PC Run Faster and Smoother for Free

Want to make your PC run a little faster? Here are a bunch of easy, low-tech ways to squeeze a little more performance out of your PC.

Beyond: Two Souls Review

Quantic Dream's latest aims to take interactive storytelling to the next level, but it falters.

As The Dust Clears: Where is CCP Games's First-Person Shooter Today?

USGamer takes a brief look at where CCP's highly ambitious but deeply flawed DUST 514 stands today.

EGX: East Meets West in Assault Android Cactus' Bullet Hell

We check out Australian indie developer Witch Beam Games' upcoming manic shooter Assault Android Cactus, and how it's drawn inspiration from Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and the distinctive Dreamcast-era "Sega look."

What is Valve announcing next week?

Valve's new announcement is looking to bring Steam into our living rooms. Is it the Steam Box, or something else?

End of an Age: The Unfortunate Side Effect of Online Games

With Warhammer Online and Toontown Online ending, a big problem with online experiences begins to take shape.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Review

This remake isn't as good as you remember the original being -- it's better.

Grand Theft Auto V Review

Most anticipated game of the year? Most anticipated game of this generation? We can argue over that. But what we all want to know is - just how good is Rockstar's long-awaited blockbuster?

Shantae Doubles Down

After years of obscurity, WayForward hopes to make a name for their half-genie heroine.

Game of Thrones Goes Retro-Old-School-Platform-Style

The first person to make any kind of comment about the impending arrival of the cold season will be sent to Joffrey and used as a target practice dummy.

Batman Arkham Origins Preview: Passing The Cowl

The prequel to the Batman: Arkham games represents a new start for the series without a reboot.

Diablo III Review

Blizzard's first console game in 15 years turns out to be quite spectacular - and delivers perhaps the greatest couch co-op play of this generation.

Most Wanted: Our Next-Gen Launch Titles of Choice

The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will both be with us by the end of the year. The USgamer team scratches its collective chins (and strokes beards where applicable) and attempts to figure out what each platform's "must-have" launch titles will be.

How Konami Remade Its Own HD Remake

Digital Foundry's John Linneman explores the drastic effect the recent Zone of the Enders HD patch had on performance.

DOTA 2 Review

The best thing about DOTA 2 is its player vs player action. The worst thing about DOTA 2 is its player vs player interaction.

Film Visual Effects Studios Turn to Games in Hard Times

As the movie business gets harder for VFX houses, video game work starts to look pretty good.

Here's a Trailer for Persona 3: The Movie

Atlus' classic role-playing game Persona 3 is getting an official anime movie adaptation -- here's a new trailer to enjoy.

Love for the Middle Child: Mario Bros. Turns 30

Mario and Luigi leapt into their first starring roles in an arcade adventure its creators seem oddly eager to forget.

PlayStation 4 lets you play your digital games anywhere

With a PSN account and Play As Your Download, taking a game to your friend's house just got easier.

Rambo: The Video Game. Looks Terrible. Yet I am Strangely Compelled.

From the makers of Hubert the Teddy Bear: Holiday Island comes Rambo: The Video Game. An on-rails shooter that spans the first three Rambo movies.

Destiny's 12-Minute E3 Video

Originally shown behind closed doors at E3, Destiny's intro gameplay video is now available for public viewing. Step this way!

What Does "Final Fantasy" Mean to You?

We look back in series history and see how we ended up with an action RPG as the franchise's latest.

USG Reacts to Nintendo's E3 Presentation

Nintendo gave us its E3 Nintendo Direct at some ungodly hour this morning; the USG team gives its thoughts on the content therein.