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Dr. Mario World is Breaking My Brain, But in a Good Way

Dr. Mario and the whole Mushroom Kingdom reunite to cure more diseases. Maybe they can destroy cancer this time.

Starting Screen | It's Becoming Impossible To Keep Up With More Than A Couple "Forever" Games

Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?

Apex Legends Almost Feels New Again After Its Latest Patch

I can engage in long-range combat now? What?

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Dr. Mario World is Breaking My Brain, But in a Good Way

Dr. Mario and the whole Mushroom Kingdom reunite to cure more diseases. Maybe they can destroy cancer this time.

Starting Screen | It's Becoming Impossible To Keep Up With More Than A Couple "Forever" Games

Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?

Apex Legends Almost Feels New Again After Its Latest Patch

I can engage in long-range combat now? What?

Red Dead Online Beta Gets a Capture The Flag-Style PvP Mode

A new Showdown mode called Plunder arrives.

Black Ops 4 Blackout is Testing a Much-Needed Fix for Stash UI

The UI is getting an overhaul, thank goodness.

The State of Destiny 2 After Forsaken: A Game That Can't Shake Its Troubles

Forsaken was a solid start, but it wasn't enough to pull everyone back.

Red Dead Fashion is Red Dead Online's Only Saving Grace

When cosmetics in an online game give way to role-playing in Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode.

Fallout 76 Offline to Address Nuke Bug [Update: Back Online]

Rest easy, a hotfix is coming very soon.

PUBG Can Still Teach its Biggest Competitors Something

With Vikendi and a PS4 port, PUBG's bustling with life again.

Red Dead Online: There Are Currently No Plans to Reset Player Progression

"There is always the chance that we may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues," Rockstar notes in a blog.

The State of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Nearly Two Months Later

From late-implemented microtransactions to the roaring success of Blackout, we look back on how Black Ops 4 has developed.

Fallout 76 Desperately Needs a Proper Endgame

Fallout 76 has problems, but the biggest one involves ongoing endgame content.

Fortnite is Starting to Get Pretty Chilly as Season 7 Approaches

Now players can see their breath while the storm cloud inches getting closer.

Warframe's Journey From Just Another F2P Shooter to One of the Best Games of the Generation

Warframe is five years old, with a new expansion and Switch port under its belt this month. We look back on how it got to this point.

Fallout 76's Biggest Problem: It's Boring

What if there was a Fallout game without any of the Fallout stuff you like? Boy, do I have a game for you!

Nuketown Available Now in Black Ops 4 for PS4 Players First

Between Nuketown and Fallout 76, it's a packed week for nuclear devastation in video games.

PSA: Fallout 76's First Beta Session Is Now Live on Xbox One

PS4 and PC coming next week.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is Already Breaking Sales and Player Count Records

Nothing can stop the call... of duty.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Did Cayde-6 Dirty

But Cayde-6 basically died long before Destiny 2's latest expansion.

Starting Screen | Nintendo Switch Online Hasn't Even Launched Yet, and It Already Has Major Problems

STARTING SCREEN | Nintendo Switch Online launches tomorrow, and details are annoyingly scarce.

Breaking Down Destiny 2: Forsaken's New Gambit Mode: What Works So Far and What Doesn't

A little bit of Strikes sprinkled with Crucible makes Gambit, I guess.

The World Ends With You: Final Remix on Switch Confirmed to Not Have Pro Controller Support

A Nintendo representative confirmed the lack of Pro support at PAX West 2018.

In Scum, The Human Body is an Overly Complicated Management Sim

Scum takes "surviving" to another level.

What Lapsed Players Should Know Heading Into Destiny 2: Forsaken

Masterworks, random rolls, and more explained.

GTA Online Has an Inflation Problem

Prices are skyrocketing, and it's getting harder and harder for players to keep up.

NES Classic Review

Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.

If Fortnite and Minecraft Can't Make Sony Support Cross-Play, Nothing Will

Microsoft and Nintendo sittin' in a tree, c-r-o-s-s-p-l-a-y-i-n-g.

Fallout 76 Will Get Mod Support and "Private Worlds" After Launch

Todd Howard dishes more details on Fallout 76 on YouTube Live at E3.

Battlefield 1's Apocalypse DLC is Out, Brings Us New Maps and Horsey Gas Masks

Say "neigh" to poisoning your horse friend.

An Ode to My Many Destiny 2 Crimson Doubles Partners, I Hardly Knew Ye

The week-long Crimson Days event in Destiny 2 is underway, and it retunes its most fun limited time mode yet.

Shiny New Pharah Skin Revealed For Overwatch's Upcoming Cosmetic Update

Ahead of Blizzard World's launch next week, Overwatch is rolling out teasers of the other new content joining the game as well.

Activision Granted a Patent That Could Use Matchmaking to Sell Microtransactions

A machine algorithm that can compel players to buy more items.

Farewell Visceral: The Push Toward the Destiny Model Claims Another Victim

Single-player games are pivoting to Destiny clones or open-world games, but I miss the more refined, simpler days.

Pokémon Go: How To Save Battery and Play for Longer

If Pokémon GO is eating up your smartphone's battery power, try these handy power-saving tricks.

Float Around in Zero Gravity When Overwatch's New Map Launches Today

Plus, some Heroes of the Storm-barred skins join lootboxes.

Skull & Bones Isn't The Black Flag Sequel You're Looking For, But It's Competitive Fun

Ubisoft Singapore tries something brand-new with its core technology.

Your Dreams of Playing as a Hat Are Coming True: Super Mario Odyssey Will Have Co-Op

The optional second player can control Mario's hat, Cappy.

Metal Gear Survive Feels Like an Undercooked PC Survival Mod

Crafting! Zombies! Melee weapons! What?

Overwatch's Principal Designer Calls the Uprising Event the Biggest Success of Year 1

INTERVIEW | Plus the evolution of competitive, Tracer coming out of the closet, and other thoughts on Overwatch's one-year anniversary.

One Year Later, and Overwatch Is All About Being the Most Fashionable

The art of shooting things has fallen to the wayside.

Witnessing Your Past Lives in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; Plus The Intensity of Tricot's Definitive Album 3

Introducing a new weekly, as-of-yet untitled column from Caty, featuring games and whatever else.

Blizzard Forms New Overwatch-Specific Esports Division

Blizzard's pouring even more resources into their golden child, Overwatch.

Splatoon 2's Maps Will Only Rotate Every Two Hours, Instead of Four

Nintendo is still all-in on limiting our map choices, apparently.

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch's Loot Drop Rates... in China

Too bad about 90 percent of 'em are duplicates though.

Two SNES Classic Edition Game Collections We Would Like to See

Bonus: We also imagine a (good) Genesis Classic Edition.

For Honor's Multiplayer is Brutal, Bone-Crunching, and Brilliant

Its campaign might be underwhelming, but For Honor's multiplayer really delivers the goods.

USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Best Multiplayer

We continue our annual awards countdown with a look at the best in multiplayer for 2016.

As Nintendo Wii Turns 10, So Too Do Retronauts' Complaints About Virtual Console

A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.

On NES Classic Edition and Playing Hard To Get

Why Nintendo keeps partying like it's 1985... and 1996... and 2006.

This Week's Retronauts is Like Lovin' an Elevator

A look back to that brilliant but rarely seen mid-'90s arcade classic, Elevator Action II.

Final Fantasy XIV 4.0 Expansion Stormblood Arriving Summer 2017

New jobs, a revamped battle system, and countless quality of life features inbound as well.

Golden Axe I & II Soundtrack Review: All That is Golden Does Not Glitter

Everything about this new game music compilation is great... except, unfortunately, the music itself.

Shriek With Childlike Delight for This N64 Episode Of Retronauts

It's like Christmas in September!

This Week's USgamer Stream Schedule: Racing Down Old-School Lane

It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.

Retro-Bit's Generations Console: A 70-Game Leap Beyond the NES Mini

The latest entry in the classic clone mini-console wars seems likely to put all the rest to shame. Updated with full list of game titles!

The Hits Keep Coming: SEGA Announces Third and Final 3D Classics Compilation

In Japan only, though. Time to start a change.org petition to demand a U.S. release!

Your Reminder: Games Have Always Been Mostly Terrible

As much as people go crazy for the classics, the greats were surrounded by just as much trash as today's masterpieces, as demonstrated in the latest episode of the Chrontendo video series.

RetroUSB AVS Review: The All-Purpose Modern NES

An in-depth look at the new HD-capable NES clone. Is it worth the price?

MXM Alpha Playtest 3 Giveaway with USgamer! [All Gone!]

Another alpha playtest of Master x Master is on the horizon and you can get your keys for it right here!

It's Another Deep Dive Into Game Boy's History in This Week's Retronauts

Featuring a look at Tetris' essential role in the system's success.

Analogue Nt, the Luxury NES, Returns to Heat Up This Fall's 8-Bit Console Wars

The pricey, limited NES redux will make a comeback back in a smaller, more versatile (not to mention less pricey and less limited) release.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force 3DS Review-in-Progress: Barely Metroid, but Plenty Of Fun

While the verdict remains out on multiplayer, Nintendo's controversial FPS plays well despite its divergence from the Metroid series' platonic ideal.

Konami Tries to Keep MGSV Alive with Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive has Konami stretching Metal Gear Solid V as far as the universe can go without Kojima.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Makes a Lousy First Impression, But It Gets Better

Seriously, it's not as bad as its reputation would suggest.

Overwatch Gets in the Olympic Spirit With Lucioball and New Costumes

Blizzard is celebrating the Summer Olympics with new additions to Overwatch.

Overcooked Preview: A Multiplayer Recipe for Success

Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Or is it a case of the more, the merrier? Both are true in Overcooked.

Download a Demo of Metroid Prime: Federation Force's Blast Ball

Try some Blast Ball before you decide you hate Blast Ball.

Everything is Nerfed: WoW Legion Pre-Expansion Patch Now Live!

The new World of Warcraft expansion is coming in August, but today's patch gives players a little taster.

Pokemon Go Review: Broken App, Amazing Community

The app that Niantic has built may have issues, but playing Pokémon Go is a blast.

Four Reasons Why Pokémon GO's Long-Term Prospects are Looking Pretty Good

What goes up must come down, especially in the wild world of mobile apps. But then again, they said Pokémon was a fad in 1998, too.

Push Me Pull You PS4 Review: Multiplayer Weirdness

Local multiplayer party games don't come much stranger than this.

Runbow's Madcap Multiplayer Action Taps Into the Wii U's Original Promise

13AM Games' competitive runner brings some much-needed Wii Sports'-style whimsy to Nintendo's console.

H1Z1 Crafting Guide and Tips - Build a Base

A complete recipe and crafting guide for H1Z1, including weapons, tools and base building.

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.

Monster Hunter 4 Leads a Good Year for Capcom

A game that hasn't come out in the West yet is now Capcom's sixth best-selling game.

Watch Dogs on PS4 Is "Pretty Fricking Close" to the PC Version

The floodgates have opened and we finally have some more concrete information on Ubisoft's Watch Dogs.

Please Understand: Nintendo Shutting Down Online Services for Wii and DS

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is coming to an end. Quick, download all those Layton puzzles!

Step-by-Step: Let's Break Down a Titanfall Match

Respawn's matches have a particular flow to them. Here's how it breaks down.

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition PS4 & Xbox One Review: Challenging The PC

The new version of Tomb Raider isn't worth a double-dip, but it stands far ahead what has come before.

Rediscovering Half-Life 2 Deathmatch

Pete dodges flying toilets and exploding barrels as he revisits Valve's underappreciated multiplayer spinoff to Half-Life 2.

VGX 2013: Titanfall's New Classes, Telltale's Borderlands Game, and No Man's Sky

Here's all the winners and announcements from this year's version of Spike TV's Video Game Awards show.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW Wii U Review

Much as the title would suggest, we find ourselves feeling a little uncertain about the merits of this eccentric but repetitive Gauntlet-alike.

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.

Xbox One Launch: Live From the City of the Dead

While some enjoyed glitzy Xbox One launch events, most secured their systems under far more mundane conditions. This is one such story.

The Legend of Zelda and the Road Not Taken

How A Link Between Worlds defines Zelda's future by revisiting (and rewriting) its past.

Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Review: Flat-Out Fantastic

Turn 10 delivers a tremendous racing game - that also just happens to be a stunning demonstration of the Xbox One's capabilities.

Battlefield 4 PS4 Review: Not Quite The PC Version

DICE's first game for PlayStation 4 looks great, but it's still below the PC version when it comes to graphics.

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.

Apple Lets Developers Strike Back Against Hacked Leaderboards

After a very long wait, Apple has finally handed the keys for Game Center leaderboard management over to developers.

This Attack on Titan Tribute Is Monstrously Fun

That anime about giant, people-eating monsters that is really about societal anxiety now has new fan game.

Space Hulk Review

Plodding, ponderous and not-quite polished. Space Hulk could have been so good.

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.

Diablo III Is Where All Hell Breaks Loose on a Comfy Couch

Thanks to subtle design tweaks and great controls, Diablo III makes the transition from PC to consoles - and feels all the better for it.

Why Animal Crossing Succeeded Where Social Games Failed

Seemingly everyone is playing Nintendo's new life sim at the moment -- even those who would never normally touch social games. What's Nintendo done differently to the hundreds of Facebook game developers out there?

A Realm Reborn, the MMO for MMO Idiots Like Me

An MMO novice talks to Naoki Yoshida, the man tasked with reinventing Final Fantasy XIV from the ground up, and likes what he hears.

Size Five Games' Gun Monkeys Headed to Steam

Gun Monkeys, a "procedurally-generated multiplayer monkey deathmatch shooter" from British developer Size Five Games, is coming to Steam.

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