From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite 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.
The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.
"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwi?ski.
A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.
Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.
More awards means another year of new demos.
Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.
A Game Informer editor says she experienced a grand mal seizure as a result of a particular scene.
Make those blocks look extra nice.
Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.
If you've managed to get a new console, you might worry about a sudden failure blindsiding you. Here's what experts think about the longevity of the new machines so far.
The researchers say the work could be "useful for almost all aspects of gaming and visual technologies."
Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.
Where's the pistol in Classic Mode though, id?
Try and spot Santa's sleigh in the skies.
We've barely heard a peep about Xbox's delayed launch title since August.
Plus, you can pre-install (some) Game Pass games.
A Microsoft spokesperson says that developers are "just now scratching the surface" of what the new Xbox consoles can do.
Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For many, next-gen may not be accessible until early 2021.
Sony might have some more news soon.
See how the two console generations handle Night City.
Steve isn't into diamonds anymore. He's all about Kyber crystals now.
There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.
Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.
Arkane's time-looping shooter sets a date for PlayStation and PC next year.
Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.
It seems like a pretty bad idea.
Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.
It's good to be the King of Xbox.
Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.
We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.
It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.
More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.
A new report says studios big and small were recently approached.
The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the dust has settled and reviews are out, are you picking up a new console?
A large chunk of the digital-only console's drive is dedicated to the operating system.
Microsoft's new console inspires plenty of optimism, but it still has a few hurdles to overcome.
The toy soldiers are packing up and heading home.
Another upcoming next-gen Xbox project loses its director.
To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.
Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.
Here's everything you'll find in the box when the Xbox Series X arrives in a couple weeks.
The tiny odyssey will be ready for the big new consoles.
Also, underwater spiders. Spiders that can swim. Water spiders.
A new video shows what it'll look like when you boot up a next-gen Xbox.
Kat and Nadia assess the Xbox One's RPG legacy while sharing their thoughts on Pokemon's Crown Tundra DLC.
This is cool for Bautista but… maybe a bit weird for long-time Gears actor DiMaggio?
Spencer says he thinks we're "going to see lower priced hardware" in the Xbox ecosystem in the future.
Former video host Isadora Basile says she thinks the abuse made her "too much of a problem" for Microsoft to handle.
Inside: More jokes about Steve's reproductive organ in the context of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | From GameCube to Game Boy, we're admiring all the ways our games start.
The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.
Microsoft would want the whole ecosystem to move over, not just games on a case-by-case basis.
It's a good month for Definitive Editions.
We used to do this on electronics more, and we should start doing it again.
Yup, that sure is a blue Halo guy.
By Apple's own rules, using xCloud streaming tech by way of a browser would be just fine.
Return to a time when game commercials were produced like tiny movies.
Just ahead of the next-gen console launch, AMD is introducing its new Zen 3 CPUs for PCs.
A box with a big fan and that much power likely won't run cold, but it shouldn't be blazing hot either.
Bethesda could already be bolstering Xbox's lineup.
Young people need to get off my lawn, but they're still a vital market for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
It's about GRD-damn time.
Steve's building up the roster.
On launch day for Series X and Series S, Ultimate is getting a boatload of EA titles.
Console owners will soon get a taste of what PC owners have enjoyed for a very long time now.
Load times, last-gen improvements, and a new controller were all discussed in detail today.
The future Xbox is planning for is not one where the Series X leads straight to the cloud.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's plan to change the way we play games received a considerable boost this week, but what happens if it works?
See the sights, only better now.
It'll be the first Bethesda game there post-Microsoft acquisition, but PC players need to wait.
Xbox is getting ahead of some rumors that have been spinning up.
It could be a misdirect, but why fake people out on the week Microsoft bought Bethesda?
Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.
Even after a big buy, Xbox could still keep growing.
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.
Time to catch up on Destiny 2, before Beyond Light.
Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.
Bethesda and Obsidian are both Xbox studios now. Will our spurs jingle-jangle again?
The week begins with industry shaking news from Xbox and Bethesda.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?
Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.
The Xbox-published platformer just closed out a Nintendo Direct showcase.
Lower resolution target, smaller file size.
First Origin Access was renamed to "EA Play." Now, EA's making a new hub on PCs.
Microsoft's taking a more transparent stance on data collection ahead of next-gen.
Rejoining Xbox would be a mindboggling move for the makers of Destiny and Halo.
It's easy: S to S, X to X.
Time to relive the spin-off that Master Chief sat out.
Including Destiny 2, Sea of Thieves, Spiritfarer, and more.
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