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Hitman Studio IO Interactive Is Working on a New James Bond Game

The minds behind Agent 47 are concocting an origin for a different kind of secret agent.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Divekick and Killer Instinct Makers Iron Galaxy Announce New Melee Multiplayer Project

The Chicago-based team is also welcoming some Bungie talent to the fold and creating a new Co-CEO position.

Please Stop Calling Bugsnax a Horror Game

The hyperbole surrounding the story of Bugsnax is a bit much, don't you think?

Minecraft’s New Star Wars Add-On Ignores the Prequels and Sequels, Just Like You

Steve isn't into diamonds anymore. He's all about Kyber crystals now.

Destiny 2's Greediest Guardians Are Camping Out at a New Loot Cave

Bungie brought back the Cosmodrome and, inadvertently, the act of shooting lazily into a room for shiny engrams.

Axe of the Blood God: Final Fantasy 14, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, and a Farewell

This week's episode is all about Square Enix.

Capcom Confirms Employee and Financial Info Was Subject to Recent Ransomware Attack

The company is warning more could be potentially compromised.

EA Makes Billions From Its Prevent Defense on Loot Boxes

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too

Steam's Getting Support for the DualSense and the New Xbox Wireless Controller

There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.

The Nioh Collection Is Coming to PS5 Next Year

Play both Niohs at ridiculously high frame rates.

Tetris Effect: Connected's Co-op Has a Self-Revival Trick Everyone Needs to Learn

We're never gonna protect this trippy Tetris realm if you don't!

How to Make Your Money in Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Business Mode

Go from rags to riches with some proper management.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Developer Commentary Will Teach You All of Valve's VR Secrets

Sadly, it's not *more* Half-Life, but it is a free and interesting update.

Arkane's Deathloop Is Set For May 2021

Arkane's time-looping shooter sets a date for PlayStation and PC next year.

A New Trails Game is Part of Falcom's Busy 2021 Schedule

Rest assured, The Legend of Heroes will survive the 2020 apocalypse.

Twitch's Advice For Streamers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Recorded Music: "Stop Doing That"

The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.

Minecraft Dungeons Gets PC and Console Crossplay Next Week

Explore dungeons with more pals.

The Brotherhood of Steel Comes to Fallout 76 This December

There's gonna be some drama in the wasteland.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Played Elden Ring and You Haven't, Suckers

It's good to be the King of Xbox.

Baldur's Gate 3 Developer Knows Where You've Been Save Scumming

Larian is learning quite a bit about everyone playing Baldur's Gate 3.

Fuser Players Are Already Concocting Beautiful, Possibly Nefarious Mash-Ups

These combinations are haunting my every waking moment.

Apex Legends Players Are Getting 10 Free Battle Pass Levels Next Week

After launching Season 7 with sluggish progression changes, Respawn wants to make things up to players.

Starting Screen | Mass Effect Should Give Andromeda a Second Chance

The future of Mass Effect shouldn't jet away from the Andromeda galaxy just yet.

Telltale's Sam & Max Save the World Is Getting a Remaster From Its Original Devs

Another Telltale adventure property makes a comeback.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is Getting 30 Free Days of Disney+

More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Bugsnax Review: Stranded on an Island and Lovin' It

The makers of Octodad are serving up another charming oddity on PS4, PS5, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is a Full Trilogy Remaster Coming Next Spring

A new Mass Effect is also in its early stages.

The New Console Generation is Finally Upon Us

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Xbox Series X|S and PS5 offer two competing visions for the future.

Bloober Team's The Medium Is Being Pushed Into Next Year

Horror fans will have to wait for next-gen terror.

Next-Gen Upgrades for Control Delayed to Early 2021

Remedy needs a bit more time getting Control ready for PS5 and the new Xboxes.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Comes to Xbox Game Pass Via EA Play Next Week

Game Pass subscribers get EA Play on the same day it receives Respawn's Star Wars title.

Empire of Sin's Prohibition-Era Escapades Are All About Its People

Brenda Romero and her team are close to launching their take on 1920s Chicago, and it's shaping up to be full of storytelling potential.

More SteamWorld Games Are Coming, and We'd Drink Motor Oil for SteamWorld Heist 2

What we need are some heroes. Now more than ever.

Phasmophobia's Big Success Has Its Developer Rethinking Their Early Access Plans

With all eyes on Kinetic Games, the developer is re-examining its goals for early access.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021's Lineup Includes Beat Saber, Hades, and the Wand of Gamelon

GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.

Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

The hacker game may have been hacked.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

USG Game of the Month: Amnesia: Rebirth

Frictional Games's deeply unsettling horror game stands out in an otherwise underwhelming month.

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Now Has a Definitive Edition Out in Beta

Hitting 1.0 after 15 years wasn't ambitious enough!

Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

Apex Legends' Design Director on Next-Gen Upgrades, the Switch, and Crunch at Respawn

Ahead of Season 7's launch, Respawn's Jason McCord also fills us in on Horizon, map design, and Respawn's new studio.

Everwild's Creative Director Has Left Rare

Another upcoming next-gen Xbox project loses its director.

WoW Shadowlands Will Launch Three Days Before Thanksgiving

Blizzard's delayed expansion debut has a new date.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

Todd Howard Says He "Grossly Underestimated" the Wider Impact of Bethesda's Acquisition

To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.

Watch Dogs: Legion Review: The Voice of the People Is Slightly Muted

Stomp around future London as anyone, from an old punk rocker to poor podcaster.

AMD's New 6000 Series Graphics Cards Are Putting Pressure on Nvidia

It looked like Nvidia was pulling far ahead with GPUs. Now, it might be neck-and-neck.

Apex Legends Season 7 Features a Floating City and the Battle Royale's First Vehicle

A new map and a new way to get around are coming to the Apex Games.

Romantic RPG Haven Will Launch This December

Set a date for this couple's journey into the unknown.

Bugsnax Will Be Free on PS5 at Launch Through PS Plus

If Astro's Playroom isn't up your alley, how about a trip to Snaktooth Island?

No Man's Sky Is Getting a Free, Hefty Upgrade for Next-Gen Consoles

Better visuals, higher resolutions, and bigger multiplayer sessions are coming at launch.

Tetris Effect: Connected Brings Some Competitive Edge Back to the Chillest Tetris

Enhance and Resonair are expanding upon Tetris Effect with new co-op and competitive modes, but the biggest draw might end up being a 1989 throwback.

Baldur's Gate 3's Most Romanced Companion in Early Access Is, Somehow, Gale

A stunning upset for the Shadowheart crowd.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Delayed Again to December

CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.

Obsidian's Grounded Will Be "Next-Gen Ready" For Xbox Series X and S

The tiny odyssey will be ready for the big new consoles.

Grounded's Next Update Adds an Intimidating Koi Fish to the Pond

Also, underwater spiders. Spiders that can swim. Water spiders.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Heading to iOS and Android

Hopefully it'll run better at launch than the Switch version did.

Facebook Is the Latest Tech Company to Join the Cloud Gaming Fray

Its focus is a little different compared to most, though.

Hearthstone Is Playing the Hits As It Revamps the Way Players Earn Their Cards

Blizzard wants to make free progression less inscrutable and intimidating.

Publishers Are Embracing Games as a Disservice

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Take-Two offered an ugly peek at the future with NBA 2K21.

Gears 5's Next-Gen Update Will Let You Swap John DiMaggio's Marcus For Dave Bautista

This is cool for Bautista but… maybe a bit weird for long-time Gears actor DiMaggio?

Apex Legends Heads to Steam Next Month, Switch Version Delayed to 2021

The start of Season 7 will mark Apex's Steam debut.

Nightdive's Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Won't Be Coming in 2020 After All

Updating Westwood's 1997 classic is a bit harder than expected without the source code.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Just Wants To Be an Enjoyable Romp Through Greek Mythology

Sometimes, you don't need to aim to shatter convention or establish a new genre.

The Outer Worlds Just Got Much-Needed Optimizations and Visual Upgrades on Switch

It might not be a total overhaul, but it's a spit-shine at the very least.

Darkest Dungeon 2 Heads Into Early Access Next Year

Looks like 2021 will also hold plenty of horrors.

Devolver Digital Acquires Serious Sam Makers Croteam

A press release jokes that it could also be the other way around, but let's keep this publisher/developer relationship simple.

Ubisoft Merges Uplay and Ubisoft Club Into One Cross-Progression Platform

Connect will bridge the gap between consoles and generations.

Fortnite Has a New, Gigantic PC Patch That Should Ultimately Reduce Its Install Size

To avoid a Modern Warfare problem, Fortnite's new update is like ripping off a band-aid.

AOC's Among Us Twitch Stream Pulls In Over 400,000 Viewers

Her Twitch channel's debut was a pretty big one.

NBA 2K21's Unskippable Pre-Game Ads Were a Mistake, 2K Says

It doesn't sound like ads are necessarily going away, but 2K promises the issue "will be fixed in future episodes."

WoW Lives at the Endgame, FF14 Lives in the Journey

Blizzard and Square Enix take two different paths on the same road.

Baldur's Gate 3 Players Keep Finding New, Inventive Uses For Gravity

Pushing the limits of Baldur's Gate 3's physics never gets old.

Apex Legends Is Sneaking Wallrunning Into Its New Halloween Mode

Titanfall mechanics... intensifying...

Frost Giant Studios Is Another New Team Formed by Ex-Blizzard Employees

The founders of Frost Giant hope to make an RTS that'll resonate with a wide audience.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC Roadmap Includes Trips to Ireland and France

Valhalla's Vikings set their sights on two new lands for future expansions.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting a Bunch of Xbox Series X Enhancements

120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.

Bloodlines 2 Senior Narrative Designer Has Left the Project, Paradox Confirms

Cara Ellison has left the project and the studio behind it.

Evil Genius 2 is the Original's Blueprint Pulled Into the Modern Age

Sixteen years later, Rebellion is focusing on getting Evil Genius right.

Blaseball Is Taking an Extended Break, Following the Defeat of Its Peanut God

Legume deicide is hard work, you know.

Fallout: New Vegas Is 10 Years Old Today, and It's Looking Great in This Fallout 4 Mod

The Mojave has never looked better. Well, besides before the war.

Where Cards Fall Making the Leap From Apple Arcade to PC and Switch in 2021

The Blaseball team's house-of-cards adventure is coming to new platforms.

Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Consoles and Streaming

Ubisoft's popular multiplayer shooter could potentially be a big get for streaming.

NBA 2K21 Draws Ire For Unskippable Loading Screen Ads

A month after release, some ads find their way into NBA 2K.

Amnesia: Rebirth Review: A Different Kind of Horror

Terror and catharsis intermingle in this superb sequel to a horror classic.

Avengers Proves That Roadmaps Don't Always Survive Contact With Reality

A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Microsoft Wants to Keep GameStop Around a Little Longer

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A new deal raises big questions about the present console generation and the future of gaming retail.

NPD: Marvel's Avengers and Mario 3D All-Stars Top September's Best Sellers List

Yup, a game with player retention issues and a widely criticized collection both did quite well.

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