Why one of Apex Legends' best modes needs to make a comeback.
THIS WEEK IN THE BUSINESS | While a new console generation means change is in the air, some trends, like rampant crunch, remain unfortunate industry staples.
Sakurai has a twisted sense of humor, and he's not afraid to use it.
The theme is strong with this patch, but the content might not keep players engaged.
Persona's take on the musou sub-genre is more of a sequel than fan-service.
Super Mario Bros. 2 is a major part of Nintendo's history, but it seems scared to dish out relevant nostalgia.
Developer Crema is here with a little Fauxkemon for everyone.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Talk of new hardware likely to dominate industry chatter leading up to holiday launches of PS5, Xbox Series X.
Pokemon's console future is upon us.
Why does Galarian Slowking hide its face? We might find the answer in literature, music, or both.
Star Wars is about to begin anew, and that first step may take place in video games.
Finally, a quest for the Destiny fans who don't have time to run 400 missions.
This will be the year that all of the major promises of the past decade finally come true.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions' unique battle system is a real bop.
At first it Gwent right over my head.
2020 is loaded with RPGs, and it already hurts so good.
"Ever hear the one about the Lalafell who had a 12-inch pianist?"
USG's Game of the Year is an RPG that's stuck in our collective Thought Cabinet.
Project Scarlett has not just a name now, but a shape too.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft not only unveiled its next console this week, but now Sony will start making games for other consoles too?
Three games later, we finally earn a "2."
A legacy series returns, and there’s little else like it in gaming today.
There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.
Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan would like to be seen as the "Asian Steve Jobs" but comes off more like "a jerk selling light-up mice."
Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.
We enjoyed FIFA 20 during review, but is it worth picking up on Black Friday? We check in on EA's soccer sim.
Red Dead Online has still had a rough year, but it's progressed at a much faster clip than its online predecessor.
A look at the games I want to play before 2019 is officially finished.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.
When Gideon Mantell accidentally mixed up early Iguanodon fossils, at least no living creatures suffered.
Star Wars has always made us feel small in a powerful way.
Oculus VR is promising a lot with Oculus Link, and it mostly delivers.
There's more to Fallen Order's red-headed Jedi than meets the eye.
Some indie darlings are up for smaller awards, but not the major one.
Google's first foray into the console space manages to alienate both causal and hardcore gamers alike.
It had an annoying cliffhanger, no doubt. Then, Valve made things worse.
Catchin' the love alongside the Legendaries.
Are you worthy of being a Pokemon's friend? Probably not, but at least Sword and Shield lets you try.
The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.
An odd choice by Obsidian, but there's more than meets the eye here.
Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.
A closer look at Death Stranding reveals a game that isn't as different as it first seems.
Chugging Monster until it kills me.
There's a lot to unpack in Kojima Productions' Death Stranding. That hasn't stopped us from having a crack at it.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.
Shepard's legacy should outlive their consoles.
What a frightening omission.
Like its predecessor, Nioh 2 cranks its difficulty amp way up.
Sam's sneaking missions can still be fun, even if they don't quite measure up.
Eric, Kat, and Hirun answer some follow-up questions about Death Stranding on the occasion of its launch.
The new raid hits me right in my sweet spot.
Apex Legends introduces a new training mode where you can finally test out every character.
Maybe Blizzard's best days really are behind it.
Dragon Age: Origins was willing to eschew Mass Effect's infamous moral binary for something deeper.
"I can show you the world with some help from rewind."
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."
It feels like Disco Elysium represents something new in RPGs.
This isn't an alternate reality.
There's no such thing as a bad cat, even if that cat comes directly from hell.
The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.
How Modern Warfare falls back on old habits, even with its compelling new direction.
Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.
Where once the series sat at the bleeding edge of game design, Shenmue 3 is more content to look backward.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | With The Last of Us Part 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion slipping, the first quarter of 2020 suddenly looks a lot lighter for game releases.
After a long history of buggy games, Obsidian delivers a game with relatively few bugs.
With the announcement of a subscription service, Fallout 76 tosses a fire bomb at its community.
I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!
Forget Ring Fit Adventure, give me the Nintendo Vita.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.
Beamdog's Infinity Engine collections find great ways to bring those games to consoles.
Crazy things can happen when your back is turned.
Dathomir is in Fallen Order, and that could mean the return of the Baddest Man in the Galaxy.
Ring Fit starts adding its deeper mechanics after players have conquered the hardest exercise challenge of them all: sticking with it.
When Luigi's Mansion 3 invites you to sit down, you might want to refuse.
With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.
This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.
Hardcore fans want Breakpoint to be a harder survival experience.
The future of Destiny 2 sounds very, very interesting.
Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.
Whatever time it takes to make a game feel just right on a new system is well-spent.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Monument Valley developer's dismissal of a pro-union employee shines a light on the studio's unfortunate portmanteau of "family" and "company."
Apex Legends has scrapped Kings Canyon for new horizons, with mixed results.
Shara Ishvalda caps off Monster Hunter: World's excellent expansion with an outstanding battle.
For players who haven't played Destiny 2 for a while, there's a lot that goes unexplained.
Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.
Maybe they're looking for the breakpoint in microtransactions.
For success to feel good, you have to have room to fail.
Please enjoy your regular helping of content.
The next Ghost Recon is coming in hard.
A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.
Destiny 2 needs to learn how to embrace generosity.
One Vault Hunter is falling behind mechanically, but making up for it with personality.
They managed to make it even better. Sorcery!
Nintendo's new fitness game excels when you're actively on an adventure.
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