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Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date, E3 2019 Gameplay, Characters - Everything We Know

Here's all the details we have on Hollow Knight Silksong so far, including a release date, new gameplay demo, and more.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date, Online Co-Op, New Level Tools - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to the Super Mario Maker 2 release date, new online co-op changes, building tools, and more.

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

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Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date, E3 2019 Gameplay, Characters - Everything We Know

Here's all the details we have on Hollow Knight Silksong so far, including a release date, new gameplay demo, and more.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date, Online Co-Op, New Level Tools - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to the Super Mario Maker 2 release date, new online co-op changes, building tools, and more.

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

Mario Maker 2 "Making Changes" That May Make it Possible to Play With Friends Online

Nintendo making some changes after outcry.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Release Date - PC Release, Game Pass, Gameplay

The sequel to a fan favorite Xbox Exclusive is on its way next year. Here’s everything we know about Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: The Next-Generation Xbox is Revealed (Sort Of), But Keanu Reeves Steals the Show

Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Psychonauts 2 Reminds Us Why Double Fine is the Boss of Comedy Games

The Xbox and PS2 cult classic's spirit is alive and well in the modern generation.

All of Our E3 2019 Coverage: News, Rumors, and Hands-on for the Show's Biggest Games

Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Trades 3D Exploration for 2D Platforming

Playtonic's chameleon and bat are back in action.

Sonic Mania Bosses - How to Unlock Secret Final Boss

A guide to beat every boss in Sonic Mania on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, covering every zone. Plus how to unlock the secret final boss in Sonic Mania.

I Hope Weird Nintendo Shows Up To E3 2019

In a conference filled with sequels and remakes, I'm looking for a curveball only Nintendo can throw.

The Sega Genesis Mini's Full Line-Up Reveals More Games Than Promised

Sega is packing the Mini full of Genesis-era classics.

Best Switch Games - The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play in 2019

Our rotating list of the best Switch games, now bigger than before!

All the Metroid Prime 4 Information we Know so Far

Here's all the details we know so far about Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.

What's Your Most Outlandish E3 2019 Prediction?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's time to predict things that will most definitely not happen at this year's E3.

Xbox Live Gold's Free Games for June Are a Little Lacking

Have you heard about Game Pass?

PlayStation Plus Free Games For June Gives You a Chance to Catch Up on the Borderlands Series

Sonic Mania and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection headline June's free PS Plus games.

Super Mario Maker 2 Won't Let You Play With Your Friends Online, Nintendo Confirms

A key online feature is missing from Super Mario Maker 2.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

Super Mario 64 Hack Mod De-Makes Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom

Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

Super Mario Maker 2's Adorable Themed Stylus Isn't Coming to North America

Super Mario Maker 2's cool stylus for attractive level designers isn't on the menu for North Americans.

Super Mario Maker 2 Channels the Spirit of Miiverse With Its Robust Social Tools

Nintendo hasn't skimped on communication options. Remember to behave yourself.

What's the First Game You Ever Finished?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?

Conker Lead Details Ill-Fated Bad Fur Day Sequel in Which Conker Dies

The squirrel would've had to fight his way out of the underworld.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is Good, but Still Has a Couple of Chipped Fangs

We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.

5 Cool Retro Castlevania Facts You Didn't Know in Honor of Castlevania Anniversary Collection's Release

What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.

What Game Style Will Fill Super Mario Maker 2's Mysterious Blank Square? Here are Some Possibilities

Super Mario Bros. 2? Yoshi's Island? Hotel Mario (you know you want it, you monsters)?

Sega Genesis Mini Reveals 10 More Games, Including the Rare Mega Man: The Wily Wars

There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.

When and Where to Watch Today's Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct

We're gonna learn how to make a Mario, too.

A Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct Is Coming Tomorrow

A short surprise just ahead of the big dance.

New Video Outlines the Crazy Fast History of Super Mario Odyssey Speedruns

Super Mario Odyssey hasn't been around for long, but it's already been the home of some amazing speedruns.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Nintendo Switch Online's NES Games for May are Starting to Scrape the Bottom

Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games are coming to the Switch in May.

What's Your Favorite Sonic the Hedgehog Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | After this week's horrifying Sonic trailer, let's look back on some brighter times.

Dig Dog Is A Cute Roguelike About Digging For Bones. It Was Also Developed Without Hands

How Rusty Moyher developed an entire game without using his hands.

Earthworm Jim Surprise Sequel Announced For Intellivision Console You've Never Heard Of

The original Earthworm Jim team is back for a new project.

Breaking Down the Subtle and Not So Subtle '90s References in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Is Bizarre and Wrong, but You Must Watch It

You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.

Super Mario Maker 2 Will Have Cat Bowser According to Japanese Ad

Don't think about the size and contents of Cat Bowser's litterbox—Oh, too late.

It Sure Sounds Like the Nintendo 3DS is Dead

There are no first-party games announced for the 3DS for the remainder of 2019.

Super Mario Maker 2 Stylus Only Announced for Japan and Europe So Far

But, what about poor ol' North America?

BoxBoy + BoxGirl Review

The BoxBoy trilogy pulls an Uncharted 4 with yet another sequel.

"Shovel Knight is Not Done:" Yacht Club Games on the Road to King of Cards and Beyond

Five years after its original release, we catch up with Yacht Club's Sean Velasco to talk about delays, lessons learned, and the future of Shovel Knight.

Nintendo Kills Impressive Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Port

Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.

Starting Screen | The Game Boy Was the Only Console I Needed Growing Up

On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.

The Sonic Game Fans Love to Hate is Being Remade in Unity, and You Can Play the Demo Now

One of the most hated (or loved) Sonic games ever is getting a new lease on life.

Sega Genesis Mini Lineup Looking Stronger by the Day as Another 10 Games are Added

There are now 20 games announced for the Sega Genesis Mini.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection Line-Up Has One Game We Didn't See Coming

No, it's not Bloodlines. We kind of saw Bloodlines coming (and we're chuffed about it).

Dreams Wants to Make Game Developers of Us All, And I'm Convinced It's Working

Dreams has scope unlike any other creation-focused game before it.

Dreams Community Jam - The Current Community Jam Project in Dreams

This is our guide to the current Community Jam project in Dreams, as set by Media Molecule.

Dreams Beginner's Guide - How to Get Started in Dreams

This is our complete beginner's guide for Media Molecule's Dreams, which is in early access right now.

Dreams' Top Creators Share Their Expert Tips in Creating Levels, Games, and Worlds

Some of the biggest early creators in Dreams impart wisdom for new players.

Capcom Home Arcade is an Outrageously Priced Plug-and-Play Retro Console

It's certainly a Capcom machine alright.

Dreams Early Access - How to Enter the Dreams PS4 Early Access

Here's our guide on everything we need to know about the Dreams Creators early access phase, including how you can get access to the beta, and more.

How Sokpop Collective Found a Way to Make Small Games for a Living With Patreon

Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.

Best Video Games for Kids - Best Kids PS4 Games, Family Xbox One Games, Child-Friendly Switch Games

If your children are starting to show an interest in video games, this list of family-friendly games should be on your shopping list.

Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are Getting VR Updates for Labo

Both games will get free updates to add VR content in time for Nintendo Labo VR.

April's Free NES Classics Include Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Punch-Out!!

Three new games headline this month's free NES classics.

Panzer Paladin Draws Inspiration From 8-Bit "Black Sheep" Like Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

Tribute Games reminds us there's a lot we can learn from weirdos.

A Yakuza JRPG and Our Other Favorite Video Game April Fools Jokes From Today

Here are the good gags from this year's April Fool's.

How Cyber Shadow is Benefiting From the Expertise of Shovel Knight's Developers

We check out Yacht Club's first publishing venture, and talk to its developer, Aarne "Mekaskull" Hunziker.

Sega Genesis Mini Will Release in September With 40 Games

Sega's taking the Genesis Mini to the next level.

Dreams Early Access Starts April 16, 2019

Get creating for $29.99 and then get the full PS4 game on its eventual release.

Yoshi's Crafted World Review

Yoshi has such sights to show you.

Dead Cells Has Sold More Than One Million Units, With Switch the Top Console

During a Dead Cells postmortem at GDC 2019, Motion Twin unveils how well Dead Cells has sold.

"It's A Surprise to Us Too:" Studio MDHR Co-Founder On Bringing Cuphead to Switch, Fixing Load Times, and More

Cuphead defeats the boss of Microsoft exclusivity, and lives to tell the tale.

Game Developers Behind Dead Cells, Night in the Woods, and More Share Why the Co-Op Studio Model Works

Developers from all around the world share their experiences in worker cooperative for video games.

Yoshi's Crafted World Has the Cleverest Graphics I've Seen in a Game

Yoshi's Crafted World will show you 500 ways to use a single Popsicle stick.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is Out Today, and Critical Reception is (Mostly) Warm and Fuzzy

Is Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn worth dusting off your 3DS to play?

You Can Win Prizes by Playing Tetris 99 This Weekend

Kid Icarus and StarTropics are also this month's NES Classics.

Meet the Adorable Couple Making Girlfriend Reviews, YouTube's Latest Hit Gaming Channel

After their debut video on Red Dead Redemption 2 passed a million views, their lives changed forever.

Yoshi's Crafted World and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Will be Nintendo's Reliable Bench Players for 2019

Kirby and Yoshi might not be enough to carry a schedule on their own, but they still have plenty to recommend in them.

How Celeste Was Designed With Speedrunning in Mind

The sound designer behind Celeste tells us how the team approached building internal speedrunning tools.

Shovel Knight's King of Cards Expansion Gets a New Release Date: Whenever It's Ready

By the Troupple King's dorsal stem! This is sad news indeed.

Destroying Video Games—Even the Bad Ones—Isn't Funny. Here's Why

The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.

Crackdown 3 Review

Crackdown 3 is the sequel the original game deserved. Shame about the multiplayer Wrecking Zone, though.

Mint Sealed Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for More Than $100,000 at Auction

A world record price for one of the most famous video games of all time.

Crackdown 3 Tips - Agility Orbs, Bosses, Fast Travel

All the tips you need for Crackdown 3 are right here in our Crackdown 3 guide.

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced for Switch This Summer With a New Theme

Super Mario Maker is back, this time on Switch!

Knock Knock it's Knuckles: How Sega Turned the World's Weirdest Mammal into Sonic's Coolest Friend

When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.

How to Fix Axiom Verge's Steam Problem on the Epic Games Store

It turns out "Steam" is the reason Axiom Verge keeps crashing on the Epic Games Store.

The Upcoming Bubsy Game You Forgot Existed Has a Kickstarter for DLC

All pledges are welcome, whether genuine or ironic.

Nintendo Switch's February NES Classics are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2

Two great games that are also kind of weird.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Star Wars Jedi Academy Lead February's Xbox Games With Gold

Assassin's Creed, Star Wars, and Bomberman are all coming to Games With Gold in February.

Metroid Prime 4 Development "Has Restarted" With Retro Studios

We won't be seeing the game for a long time.

The Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices.

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