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This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island is an Amazing Reproduction of Earthbound's Onett

You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.

Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor Expansion Is Pushed Back "About a Week"

"So far things are going well" with work from home for the Elder Scrolls Online team.

Streets of Rage 4 Publisher Responds to Release Date Leaks: "We Cannot Confirm It Yet"

But to tide you over, check out these retro throwback fighters.

Final Fantasy Tactics Director Yasumi Matsuno Is "a Hardcore FF14 Player"

Why Matsuno is collaborating with the Final Fantasy 14 team again.

In Spite of Shortages, Nintendo Assures More Switch Systems Are On the Way

It's tough to get a Switch right now, but that will hopefully change.

Call of Duty: Warzone's New Update Ditches Trios for Quads

You can still drop into Verdansk solo, though.

PlayStation Confirms the DualSense Still Has an Audio Jack for Headphones

Don't worry, that audio jack for headsets isn't going anywhere.

Obsidian's Small-Scale Survival Game Grounded Hits Early Access in July

An itsy-bitsy survival game from Obsidian arrives this summer.

Sony Unveils "DualSense," the PS5's Next-Gen Controller

The newest PlayStation controller will have haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Borderlands 3 Is Letting You Solve In-Game Puzzles to Help Real-Life Scientists

Support a good cause, and get some loot in the process.

Respawn Explains Why Apex Legends Isn't Likely to Get Solos

A trial run last year produced "unhealthy data" in terms of keeping new players engaged.

The Lego Mario Starter Set Will Cost the Same as a Full Price Mario Game

Lego ain't cheap, and getting your plastic plumber will set you back $60.

Valorant's Closed Beta Twitch Viewership Has Already Passed 1.6 Million

The new kid on the block seems popular.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnip Trackers Are Getting Pretty Sophisticated

The stalk market has always been serious business, and now it's very easy to make a profit.

E3 Will Not Host a Digital Event This Year

E3 2020 has been fully cancelled.

Microsoft Is Transitioning to Digital-First For Its Events Through July 2021

Due to COVID-19, the focus is shifting to online presence.

The Messenger Developer's New RPG Will Feature Tunes From Chrono Trigger's Composer

Sea of Stars just picked up a new guest star.

Sony Refunds The Last of Us 2 and Iron Man VR Digital Purchases

All refunds are being issued immediately.

Disco Elysium is Coming to Nintendo Switch "Soon"

ZA/UM's bringing USgamer's Game of the Year 2019 to the Switch.

Report: Resident Evil 8 Launches Next Year, Features Mechanics New to the Series

A report from VGC backs up the latest rumors.

Leaked No Man's Sky Trailer Reveals Brand New Mech Suits

Hello Games' latest addition says "hello" a bit too early.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fans Have a Use for its Silliest Item Thanks to Tiger King

Netflix's true-crime documentary about big cat traders is spurring odd and occasionally concerning Animal Crossing crossovers.

Gran Turismo 4 Players Spend Over 230 Hours Setting 100% World Record

I doubt this one will be challenged anytime soon.

Undertale's Toby Fox Wasn't a Fan of Sans' Tiny Fingers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Still not as weird as half the Sans fanfic on Archive of Our Own.

New Inside Xbox Set For Tomorrow, But Don't Expect Any Series X News

Tuesday's show is set to feature news about Gears Tactics, Grounded, and more.

The Last of Us Part 2 Director on Game's Readiness: "It's There"

Following its delay, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann discusses the state of the game.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar Not on eShop Because "Whole World Is Upside Down With Delays"

Publisher Planet Entertainment says it's "as anxious as you for the digital download" release.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Players Are Buying Copies For Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here's a nice story to brighten your Monday morning.

Latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons Patch Fixes a Pesky Balloon Bug

Unleash the balloons once again.

Sales Are up for Now, but the Pandemic Is Still Hurting Games

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console sales and engagement numbers have been up, but nobody's happy about COVID-19.

Darkest Dungeon Really Is Getting PvP DLC Next Month

An April Fools meme is actually real.

Sorry, Square Enix Won't Release Final Fantasy 7 Remake Early Digitally

Need a little patience, yeah yeah.

Riot Reveals Why Valorant Isn't in the League of Legends Universe

Guns and magic don't always mix.

Xbox Is Trying to "Stay Agile" With Series X Pricing During Pandemic

There's a lot of uncertainty in the air right now.

Rogue Legacy 2 Is Generating New Heirs for the Slaughter This Summer

This summer, we settle all family business.

Fire Emblem Heroes is Changing Summoning in a Big Way

You can now select any hero from an event, after a certain amount of pulls.

Surprise! PlatinumGames Has a Fifth "Platinum4" Reveal Very Soon

The announcements aren't done quite yet.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Final Trailer Shows Off Every Stunning Character Model

The remake is truly filled with beautiful people.

ID@Xbox's 6-Part Showcase Spotlights Indies That Would've Been at GDC 2020

It's sort of like a bunch of tiny Nintendo Indie World videos all released at once.

A Music Festival in Minecraft Is Raising Funds For Coronavirus Aid Later This Month

Block by Blockwest isn't the same as a real festival, but does SXSW have square pigs?

The Last of Us Part 2 and Iron Man VR Have Been Delayed Indefinitely

"Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve."

In Apex Legends, Duos and Map Rotations Are Here to Stay

Along with a lore dump and a limited time event, Apex gets more ways to play next week.

Square Enix Is Sniping Restless Fans Who Stream Final Fantasy 7 Remake Before April 10

You can stream, but Square Enix will find you.

Dreams Within Dreams: Someone Used Dreams to Make a Special Editor for Their Game

We heard you like Dreams, so here's something like Dreams inside of Dreams…

The PS5 Has a "Back Pocket" Option If Devs Can't Fix Older Games for Next-Gen

Sony's Mark Cerny dives into exactly how and why the PS5's chip can mimic the PS4 and PS4 Pro for backward compatibility.

Sea of Thieves Will Make Its Way to Steam Soon

It's a pirate's life for Steam.

New Final Fantasy 9 Update on Steam Stops You Playing the Game

You now can't start, or download, the game at all.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reflects on Fable Legends and Scalebound's Cancellations

"I did some learning around Fable Legends and Scalebound."

Here's a Mariah Carey Music Video Recreated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Photopia

These two things definitely belong together.

Phil Spencer Says Xbox Series X's Launch Likely Won't Move Even if Halo Infinite Is Delayed

Spencer says the Series X's on-board software needs to be all-there for launch, but games are another matter.

USG Notebook: One of 2020's Hottest Games Might Be Super Mario 64?

Super Mario 3D World, Galaxy, Sunshine, and 64 are getting everyone's attention.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Developers Explain Why It's a 100GB Download

Midgar takes up a lot of disc space.

Bethesda Won't Be Hosting a Digital Showcase This June

Other companies will have online events in June to replace their E3 plans; Bethesda won't.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Already Out in Australia

So keep an eye out for spoilers.

Trails of Cold Steel 4 Is Coming to North America This Fall

First it'll launch on PS4, then it'll come to the Switch and PC in 2021.

Someone's Recreated Hyrule in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Terraforming your way to the past.

A Fix Is Coming to Split Jedi Academy's PC and Console Players Back Up

Aspyr says a "remedy for this loophole is now in the works" and will come out soon.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Isn't Being Sold for PS4 in Russia

There's been no explicit reason given, but the infamous "No Russian" mission is the likely cause.

Minecraft Dungeons Officially Delayed After Studio Goes Remote Amid Pandemic

It's been pushed back, though not by much.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Level Editor Is Valve's "Focus Now"

Jake Rodkin says there'll be more info about the updated mod tool soon.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Is Out on PS4, With Other Platforms to Follow

It's real, and it's available right now for some.

Wasteland 3 Delayed Due to "Logistical Challenges" of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Instead of releasing in May, inXile's RPG is now slated for August.

Gamescom 2020 Is Expanding Digital Presence While August Show Remains Uncertain

With the global situation uncertain, Gamescom prepares for a digital show.

More Details About Super Mario Switch Remasters and New Paper Mario Surface

Super Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy to get Switch ports, while a new Paper Mario will hew to the N64 original.

Dead or Alive 6 Gets Its Final Update Next Month

One last pack of costumes for the road.

The Outer Worlds Gets a New Nintendo Switch Release Date After Delay

You'll be able to take Halcyon on the go this June.

A Full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Playthrough Leaks on YouTube

And it still hasn't been officially announced.

Artifact Won't Be Selling Cards When It Enters "Beta 2.0"

Some big changes are coming to the Dota card game.

Steam Changes Auto-Updates to Manage Increasing Bandwidth Usage During COVID-19 Pandemic

Only your most recently played games will pull down updates right away.

This Very Useful Chart Is a Handy Guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Mystery Islands

Now you'll have no excuse for being blindsided by a haven for tarantulas.

Untitled Goose Game's Delightful Soundtrack Is Now Available to Stream

Dan Golding's goose-y Debussy interpretations have been released by a real classical music label.

Fall Guys Changes Up Battle Royales By Making Elimination Fun

More Takeshi's Castle than Hunger Games.

Valorant Enters Closed Beta Next Week

Riot's anticipated tactical shooter will be playable soon.

GameStop Reportedly Tells Workers to Use Plastic Bags in Place of Proper Protective Gloves

As GameStop prepares to permanently shutter hundreds of stores this year, those still open are operating at risk.

Super Mario Galaxy Among Multiple Mario Games Reportedly Being Remastered for Switch

Many Mario classics could make their way to Nintendo's latest console.

A Trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Has Leaked

It looks like the remaster's release is imminent.

Nier Replicant Remaster Announced, Bringing a Forgotten Classic to Modern Consoles

Square Enix is going back to Nier's roots.

Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Would Carry Preview Builds on a PC Locked in a Briefcase for Business Demos

Do they also handcuff the briefcase to the carrier?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Physical Copies Shipping Early in Europe, Closer to Launch in US

US copies will likely be shipped this week for release day.

It's Not Game Over for GameStop Just Yet

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Reports of the retailer's imminent demise have been mildly exaggerated.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Invents the Most Diabolical Prank Possible

It may be highly specific, but it is masterful.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Can Skip Ahead to Cherry Blossoms After the New Patch

If you don't want to be spoiled on how this cute Spring foliage works, look away.

Competitive Musical Chairs Brings Out the Beast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players

All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey grabbed his elephant gun...

Games Done Quick Is Putting on a Coronavirus Relief Marathon Next Month

The premiere speedrunning fundraiser is also delaying its annual summer event.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Is a Timed Apple Arcade Exclusive That's Fully Out Today

Shantae's latest is exclusive to Apple for a spell, with console release in May.

Head of Xbox Game Studios Talks "Unique Challenges" Posed to Devs During Pandemic

In a new statement, Matt Booty reiterates on Microsoft's commitment to supporting studios as they adjust to working from home.

PlayStation Download Speeds Will Start Slowing Down in the U.S. Today

Sony is taking measures to help ensure internet stability.

Your Final Fantasy 14 Landlord Won't Evict You Because of Coronavirus

At least your virtual landlord is doing the right thing.

PS5 Launch Won't be Affected by Coronavirus, Sony Says

A Sony spokesperson said they still don't see COVID-19 affecting the console's launch.

The Final "Platinum 4" Reveal is Happening Very Soon

It looks like April 1 is when we're going to hear about PlatinumGames' final announcement.

Ring Fit Adventure Has a New Rhythm Mode With Some Killer Nintendo Jams

It features music from Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and more.

Clubhouse Games Brings 51 Classic Tabletop Games to the Switch This June

Play on one Switch, several Switches, or the internet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets Details on April's Bunny Day and Earth Day Updates

Maybe on Earth Day we should stop ransacking other islands for resources.

Catherine: Full Body Brings Lovesick Nightmares to Switch This July

Push, pull, and climb your way to victory.

Bravely Default 2 Demo is Out Right Now, Full Game Set for 2020

A taste of the next Bravely Default is a short download away.

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