From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.
2020's most confusing Nintendo decision is a "celebration," but hey, at least we know the island fun won't be stopping soon.
The classic roguelike platformer *and* the new hotness are finally coming to Nintendo.
Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.
The Prince will still make a comeback early next year, just not quite as soon as expected.
A new PS5 sizzle reel nails down timing for Athia and a few other Sony-favored titles.
A report from Vice sheds light on the inspiration behind one of the PS5's biggest features.
That means it'll also be removed from the eShop soon.
Party like it's 2002.
See Mario run. See Mario snooze.
These little bots make for one heck of a pack-in.
GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.
Hopefully it'll run better at launch than the Switch version did.
Yup, a game with player retention issues and a widely criticized collection both did quite well.
The publisher responds to one developer, surprised to see a reportedly crunch-ridden project brought back to life.
We've finally seen the interface of Sony's next-gen console.
Please, Derek, please do something about the moles and arrow traps.
After "Journey's End" comes the actual ending, credits and all.
Going fast would be ideal in Fall Guys.
Celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary with lots of cake batter ice cream.
When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.
Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.
Yup, down the road you'll be able to go spelunking on PC with your PS4 friends.
A lot of us at USG are exploring the underworld in Hades, so we gathered around to discuss what we love about it.
With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.
Remember the Eggplant run from the previous Spelunky? This is like that, but even weirder.
The Xbox-published platformer just closed out a Nintendo Direct showcase.
Two of Sony's other big PS5 titles are actually cross-gen, just like the Miles Morales game.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good reminder how far and wide the 3D Mario games take us.
C'mon man, it's only been out for a few hours!
If you were waiting till season 2 for new challenges, you may want to pop back in.
The very speedrun-friendly first-person action title is just a few weeks from launch.
An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.
You hopefully never saw Cheater Island, but now it's no more.
The day after baffling fans with some limited-availability Mario titles, Pikmin is suddenly back.
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What's better than Cat Mario? How about a faster Cat Mario?
Super Mario 3D Sad Rainy World?
Both are launching later this year.
Strangely, this official take on a Mario battle royale will also be a limited-time affair.
Nintendo finally reveals the long-rumored collection.
Bad beans will get the boot.
Massive distances couldn't stop the speedrunners.
Derek Yu says it just needs some extra time to make sure it runs well.
Less Royal Fumble = more royale fun.
Yoshi's Island is a top-tier Super Mario game, but bad timing and bad advertising caused a lot of people to miss out the first time around.
We look at whether you'll be able to play Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on the Switch, as well as what other consoles it's available on too.
Seriously though... how?
Connection issues are plaguing the incredibly popular new game.
We look at whether you'll be able to play locally with your friends on Fall Guys below.
We show you what's causing connection issues for Fall Guys and what you can do about it.
The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)
According to an appearance on the PSN Store.
This is a massive look into older Nintendo development.
That's sure to drop a lot more Fall Guys into the inflatable battle royale.
The USgamer team gathers round to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Xbox Series X and PS5.
This friendly-looking bandicoot bites, which is exactly what Crash fans want.
Don the costume and silly hat.
Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.
Devolver Digital's latest surprise reveal has you wielding a harpoon in a Prince of Persia-inspired world.
Cellar Door says it needs a few weeks to get to a point where it's "truly proud" of the roguelike sequel.
Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.
Alongside the weird, future-bending storyline, there were also games.
What a perfect night to pay tribute to Castlevania games that deserve it.
Darkness falls across the land. Midnight hour is close at hand.
Fresh off of shipping a new Shantae, WayForward will share a Treehouse stream with Paper Mario.
Double Fine founder Tim Schafer shared some new details on how Psychonauts 2 is coming along.
And you can pre-register for the game on Android and iOS.
Two new ports are rounding out the half-genie collection on Switch.
The game's Twitter account is now seemingly active.
Along with Natsume Championship Wrestling and The Immortal.
Toys For Bob has reassured players that they won't be adding optional purchases to the game.
Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.
There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.
With the help of some streamers, we take a moment to reassess Mario Maker 2's merits.
Cuphead and Mugman are ready for their close-ups.
It's a family game, I suppose?
The orange bandicoot is getting a whole new adventure this October.
Toys For Bob chats with us about the lessons learned from the remakes that it's bringing to Crash's brand-new adventure.
With a reveal set for June 22.
Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon tells us what a new generation might hold for the chipper genie.
Lorne Lanning and his crew have clearly been hard at work.
Your favorite Lombax and robot duo are back.
From The Last of Us to Mega Man 2, these are our favorite title screens in video games.
Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.
From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.
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As we celebrate Super Mario Galaxy 2's 10th anniversary, we reflect on how Nintendo threw everything it had into its amazing sequel.
"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."
Four individual "Power-Up Packs" are launching alongside the starter set.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | What's a game that would convince you to pick up a PS5 or Xbox Series X right away?
Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.
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