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Shantae's First Adventure Is Being Re-Released on Switch, And Surprisingly, Game Boy Color

Two new ports are rounding out the half-genie collection on Switch.

The Time Nintendo Got Hooked En Masse on Space Invaders Because of Hiroshi Yamauchi

Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.

An Infamous Zelda Creepypasta Saga Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Craft Its Finale

A story about haunted machines is using machine intelligence.

A Sims Reality Show Hosted by an American Idol Finalist Is Coming to TBS

The Sims Spark'd will be quite different from other game TV shows we've heard about recently, and it's premiering soon.

Capcom Wants Feedback on Resident Evil Village, Particularly Its Title

Capcom is trying to gauge how aware people are of Resident Evil Village's place in the series.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Is Coming This Fall, Entering Beta Next Week

Blizzard Entertainment gives a release window for the upcoming expansion.

Another Leaked Assassin's Creed Valhalla Video Calms the Community

This leaked video has left the community in higher spirits.

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers Turns Giant Bug Slaughter Into a Chunky Voxel Romp

Beware the very square mandibles of Earth's eternal foes.

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope Will Launch Just in Time For Halloween Frights

The follow-up to Man of Medan now has an October release in its sights.

Report: Microsoft Tells Devs That Upgrades to Xbox Series X Versions Should be Free

The idea of charging for upgrades is reportedly off of the table.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Makes Its Ring Entrance This September

Can you smell what Saber Interactive is cooking?

Destiny 2 Is Celebrating Its Soon-To-Be-Vaulted Content Until September

The Moments of Triumphs are coming to an end.

A Crash Bandicoot Mobile Game Could be Revealed Soon

The game's Twitter account is now seemingly active.

Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Donkey Kong Country With New Features Next Week [Correction]

Along with Natsume Championship Wrestling and The Immortal.

Milla Jovovich Will Wield Dual Blades in Monster Hunter Film, Inspired By Her In-Game Main

Director Paul W.S. Anderson is preparing to deliver another (great?) video game adaptation.

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 Does an Impromptu Performance on The Last of Us 2's Guitar

"Dammit" might've been a bit odd coming from Ellie by herself, but Hoppus makes it work.

Sega's New Arcade Micro-Console Already Has One Rare Game in Its Lineup

You can't keep a good Death Adder down.

Final Fantasy 9's Artist Explains Why He Wants the Series to Go Back to Its Unique Art Syle

The last minute changes to Garnet, its diverse development team, and other tidbits on Final Fantasy 9's 20th anniversary.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Invites You to a Bloody New England Mystery

This vampire party is bloodier than usual.

Ys Origin Brings the Series's Start to Switch Later This Year

Switch into some top-down dungeon crawling.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed By a Month Due to COVID-19

Crime will have to wait a little longer.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Will Launch This September

Amalur will get a new expansion, nine years after its original developer shut down.

Halo 3 Rounds Out the Trilogy on PC Next Week

There's just one more Bungie-made title to go after this.

Bungie's Former Exec on Activision Deal: "It Was Bad From the Start"

Marty O'Donnell reflects on the 10-year publishing deal.

Madden 21 Fans Are Split Over Earl Thomas's Film Study Ability

Player Earl Thomas's special play-reading ability has caused concern during Madden 21's closed beta.

Naughty Dog Condemns Torrent of Abuse Stemming From The Last of Us Part 2 Backlash

"Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any form of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast."

Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Swimming Update Accidentally Allows for Ocean Heists

Griefers can now strike by land and by sea.

Fans Express Disappointment With Leaked Assassin's Creed Valhalla Footage

The leaked work-in-progress footage didn't win over many.

Horizon Zero Dawn Sets August Release Date on PC, Sparks Pricing Controversy

The PS4-to-PC port is at the center of a flare-up over regional prices.

LA Noire VR Devs Say They're Working on a New VR Title for Rockstar

Could Rockstar be throwing its weight behind a triple-A open-world VR title?

Xbox Sets a Date For Its July Game Showcase

Xbox's next big stream has a day and time.

Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat Out of Evo Online Over Recent Allegations [Update]

As more withdraw from Evo Online, two major players won't be present.

Ubisoft CEO Promises "Profound Changes" at Company After Accounts of Systemic Abuse

Yves Guillemot says Ubisoft is "not looking for a quick fix" to its reportedly toxic culture.

Madden 21's Devs Have Heard Fan Outcry and Are "Bolstering Plans to Support Franchise"

"We see your fix Madden Franchise tweets and we understand your frustration," executive producer Seann Graddy says.

Evo President Goes On Leave as Wave of Abuse Allegations Hit Fighting Game Community [Update]

In light of the past day's events, some top players are also stepping away from Evo Online.

Capcom Reaffirms That Resident Evil Village is Not Called "Resident Evil 8"

It's Resident Evil Village, damn you!

Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito Teases a Role in a "Huge" Game

The Mandalorian and Better Call Saul actor is probably playing a bad guy.

No, Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Scratch Your Wallrunning Itch This Fall

Don't scuff up my (already dingy) Night City walls, punk.

Call of Duty: Warzone's Map Will Reportedly Undergo Substantial Changes in Season 5

A new report from Video Games Chronicle details how Verdansk is changing in the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone.

The Updated Fable Trademark Could be the Acorn That Becomes Fable 4

The Fable trademark is resurrected with an "intent to use."

A Fallout TV Show Is Being Made By the Creators of Westworld

The company behind HBO's Westworld is teaming up with Bethesda and Amazon.

NBA 2K21's Standard Release Will Cost $10 More on Next-Gen Consoles

The pricier editions featuring Kobe Bryant will provide "dual-access" within console families.

New Jump Rope Challenge Costumes Include a Long Lost Nintendo Mascot

A free-to-play mascot for a free game? It's appropriate!

Epic Pulls Conan Exiles From Free Games Store Lineup at Last Minute

Instead, the survival game "will be available for purchase on the store at a later date."

Sony Reportedly Trying to Acquire the Company Behind Warframe, Gears Tactics, And Other Popular Games

Hong Kong publisher Leyou owns several very successful game studios, and Sony reportedly wants them.

A Halo Infinite Toy May Have Leaked a Major Character's Fate

If you're spoiler-averse, maybe look away from these little plastic pals.

Madden NFL Fans Stir Up Twitter Campaign Over This Year's Slim Franchise Mode Updates

The #FixMaddenFranchise crowd isn't happy with the state of the franchise in Madden NFL 21.

All Nine PlayStation Indies Showcased Today, Coming to PS4 and PS5

From maps and rabbits to violent, carefree worms.

Halo 3's PC Master Chief Collection Debut Will Come With an Unlockable Jetpack Mode

343 Industries is adding a new skull to Halo 3.

Xbox Will Host Over 60 Demos As Part of Summer Game Fest Event This Month

Get into the summer mood with some show floor demos.

Crysis Remastered Delayed Following Mixed Response to Leaks

The team is taking a few weeks after an unexpected early response.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Will Let Players Explore "Huge Maps" For First Time in the Series

Mario's paper boots were made for walking. And jumping, of course.

Ubisoft CEO Plans to Establish Multidisciplinary Group in Wake of Allegations

The group will determine ways to better detect and resolve incidents within Ubisoft.

Crash Bandicoot 4 Won't Have Microtransactions, States Developer Toys For Bob

Toys For Bob has reassured players that they won't be adding optional purchases to the game.

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.3 Launches August 11, With a Teaser For Future Content

Noaki Yoshida drops a teaser for future patches.

The Last of Us Part 2 Has a Strange Reference to the Greatest Chess Game Ever Played

This is the second Bobby Fischer reference in as many games.

Fortnite Dataminers Uncover a Secret Underwater Location, Set to Go Live in August

Fortnite's tide will recede over the coming weeks.

Ghost of Tsushima's Japanese Menu Translations Are a Bit… Off

The translated menu items are drawing puzzled stares.

Call of Duty's Latest Update Reignites Complaints About Its Huge File Footprint

The PC version lacks options for picking which parts you do and don't want.

Amazon's Hero Shooter Crucible Is Going Back to Beta, One Month After Launch

Un-launching a game is a thing now.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Screens Show Night City's Ray Tracing Potential

Check out how good this will look on hardware I cannot afford.

Google Stadia Finally Gets Wireless Controller Support on Android

Months out from launch Google continues to firm up Stadia's service.

Dreams Is Getting PSVR Support for Free Next Month

The "Inside The Box" expansion will open up lots of new possibilities for Dreams creators.

Fallout 76's New Seasonal Approach to Updates Starts With Today's Update

Today's patch introduces Season One and a new system for teaming up with strangers.

EGX Combines With PAX Online For Nine-Day Digital Event

EGX and PAX are joining forces, and USG will be there too.

Sony Patent Depicts How Advertising Could Populate PSVR

Would you play PSVR with banner ads in your peripheral vision?

Capcom Aims For New Generation With Kid-Friendly Monster Hunter Game

"Hey kids, wanna see a dead Rathalos?"

NBA 2K21 Reveals Damian Lillard As Its Current-Gen Cover Star

A reveal for the next-gen cover star will be made tomorrow.

Nintendo President Apologizes For Joy-Con Issues

The head of Nintendo acknowledges ongoing Joy-Con woes.

Magic: Legends Will Sell Booster Packs, Just Like Its Card-Carrying Counterpart

And a battle pass, and convenience items, and a cash shop...

Crysis Remastered Release Date and Trailer Leak on Microsoft Store

You're here a bit early, Nomad.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Patch Nerfs the Grau and MP5

The patch applies to both Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Monster Hunter World's Alatreon Update Launches July 9, New Developer Diary Coming This Week

And there's a teaser of a new Barioth variant.

Fortnite Save the World Leaves Early Access, No Longer Going Free-to-Play

Ventures are the big gameplay update launching today.

Ubisoft to Reportedly Reveal Hyper Scape, a New Battle Royale

It'll be shown off ahead of the Ubisoft Forward stream next month.

Xbox Lockhart Model Will Reportedly Be Revealed in August

The second box may surface in August.

We'll Get Our First Real Look at Crysis Remastered's Gameplay Later This Week

How does 2007's game of the future look now? We're about to find out.

Call of Duty: Warzone's Player Count Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

Another big patch will make way for bigger lobbies.

Telltale's Once-Delisted Tales of Monkey Island Returns to Steam and GOG

Tales of Monkey Island sails back to storefronts.

Next-Gen Harry Potter Game Reportedly Set for 2021, With Little Involvement From J.K. Rowling

The rumors of Avalanche Software's magical open world seem true.

A Persona 4 Golden Modder Is Bringing Light to the World By Letting You Date Yosuke

Soon we'll be able to eat fsteak with Yosuke, but romantically.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Will Launch in Just Two Weeks

With two-player co-op along for the ride.

Microsoft Says "Sorry To Get Your Hopes Up" Over Uncovered Fable and Perfect Dark Twitter Accounts

Those two accounts don't mean much, says Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg.

A New Metal Slug Is Coming to Mobile in 2020

It's back, but maybe not like you expected.

Join USgamer This Weekend As We Stream During BitSummit Gaiden

Tune in to see some demos of upcoming indie games.

Report: Two Ubisoft Execs and Other Employees Placed On Leave In Wake of Allegations

Two VPs, alongside several other employees, have been reportedly put on administrative leave.

Adding More Teraflops Doesn't Lead to Better Stories

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What's holding back creators from making the heart-wrenching experiences they've always envisioned?

Divinity Original Sin 2, One of This Generation's Best RPGs, is Headed to iPad

The developer behind the Mac version of Definitive Edition is handling the port.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remaster's Demo Will Let Players Team Up With Full Game Owners

It's compatible with those who buy the full game too.

Sea of Thieves is Getting Custom Servers to Let Pirates Frolic in Peace

Only a few select mateys will be invited to the alpha, however.

Shakedown: Hawaii Steals the Wii Swan Song Mic From Just Dance 2020

Brian Provinciano is at it again with passion-project ports for the Wii and Wii U.

A Disco Elysium TV Show Is Now in Development

ZA/UM is teaming up with the production company behind the Sonic movie for this project.

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