Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.
A 20th anniversary celebration seems to be teasing something more on the horizon.
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.
In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?
Fears of DMCA takedowns will result in a different endgame.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
New tech specs, drastically decreased load times, and more.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"
Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.
Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.
PlayStation's Shawn Layden opens up today's DICE Summit 2019 talks.
We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.
Now we just need someone to make a cake of Polygon Man.
Listen to some interesting details from the N64 porting process.
Resident Evil 2 is just feeding our hunger for more.
GUEST POST | A Silent Hill producer reflects on what drew him to the perennially haunted series, and what it was like to work on it during its troubled years.
The Italian regulators had an issue with Sony's marketing of PS Plus.
First week sales for both PlayStation Classic and SNES Classic highlights a wide gap.
More details about the PlayStation Classic.
The Amusement Tax rolls over to PlayStation.
But maybe don't consider that a negative.
We help you decide which PlayStation Classic games are worth going back to.
STARTING SCREEN | Licensing issues and questionable choices keep PS1 from reaching its potential.
Parasite Eve, Arc the Lad, Armored Core, and others make for a more tempting package.
As Sony reveals all 20 games included on the PlayStation Classic, we're left asking where some of the console's biggest hitters are.
Sony has followed Nintendo's lead and is releasing a mini PlayStation Classic later in 2018. Here's everything we know, including a release date, games list, price, and more. Pre-Orders are now live.
Sony's revealed the first five games on the PlayStation Classic, so we dreamed up our own expanded line-up of what should join it.
But if Sony remembers the power of the PlayStation's RPGs, it should be fine.
Symphony of the Night's Western success took Konami by surprise, and Richter's infamous quip might've played a small part in it.
The Power of PlayStation takes most of us straight back to the '90s.
18 years later, Scars of Time still gives me the shivers.
One of the greatest tactics RPGs ever outshines its better-known successor.
STARTING SCREEN | An ode to Sony's handheld, this week's releases, and more.
A surprise Resident Evil 2 remake, plus gameplay trailers for The Last of Us: Part 2, Death Stranding, and more.
At a theater near you.
How a quest to master Dark Souls and cope with cancer became a personal curse.
Sony's already revealed some of what you can expect to see at its E3 2018 showcase, including more babies lodged in Norman Reedus' throat.
Looking back on a crazy but enduring entry in the RPG canon.
Three games where you are a stranger in a strange land.
"Holy shit I have a f***ing game studio and this is insane."
At $199, it's hard to ignore.
It was a packed night of reveals at The Game Awards. Here are all the announcements!
Also a Kung-Fu Panda game, because why not.
Learn how to join The Companions, a guild of werewolves living in Skyrim's Whiterun.
Games unveiled in France are extra fancy.
Get equipped with an awesome example of game preservation.
The public allegations come in light of a larger sexual harassment scandal roiling the entertainment industry.
DOOM VFR, The Inpatient, Golem, and The American Dream VR make-up an impressive PSVR release slate.
But maybe Yu Suzuki got some good ideas for Shenmue out of it?
Square-Enix's Y2K classic is headed to the PC and mobile devices. Here's why you should care.
Yoko Taro shares a list of his favorite PlayStation games.
Now that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out, it's time to take a stroll down memory lane.
Watch the Sony E3 press conference livestream as Caty shares her thoughts on all of the news coming out of today's event.
STARTING SCREEN | Superheroes dominate the movie screen, but they almost never star in big-budget games. Why?
From the role of Midgar to Aerith's famous death, we dive deep into an all-time classic.
We parse the info and try to determine whether Far Cry 5 will actually be a western.
Much as I'd love to play a SNES CD-add on prototype of Secret of Mana, I acknowledge it'd be a bad move.
Hardware hacker Ben Heck gets the Nintendo PlayStation in working order after months of work.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | What happens when the good guys are kinda... bad?
But you might want to decide whether you care more about framerate or visual fidelity.
Nadia cuts a slice of cake for Symphony of the Night and looks back at Jeremy Parish's Design in Action series of articles for the game.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Final Fantasy VII's big bad wasn't all that big, but he was definitely bad.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The oppressive megalopolis at the heart of a classic RPG.
Which console debut occupies the most space in your memory banks?
John Learned talks to the translators who gave life to Vagrant Story's English script. Don't miss it!
We close out our in-depth look at Castlevania classic Symphony of the Night by exploring the cumulative power of its brilliant little details.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Such a convenient word, but not the most accurate one.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia welcome Polygon's Matt Leone to discuss his massive oral history of Final Fantasy VII.
Even the most dedicated Final Fantasy VII fans will find tons of new information from Matt Leone's extensive feature.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE| How Konami created a new and different Castlevania by building on, and creating contrast to, what had come before.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The first entry in a new weekly column kicks things off by exploring the inner workings of a video game classic.
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
We'll probably never see another entry in Namco's dreamlike platform action series, and that's a darned shame.
A work-in-progress breakdown of the best PlayStation classics currently available on SEN.
We hope to find the answer in Castlevania's Dracula X duology, Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. Are our words as empty as our souls?
The infamous prototype of a failed Sony/Nintendo collaboration appeared this weekend at Midwest Gaming Expo.
Sony plans to bring more PlayStation IP to mobile, but will it arrive in the form of new games, old ports, or both?
Paleolithic Europe is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E. Does this this primordial reskinning of Far Cry 4 make us want to take up the cause of Cro-Magnon man?
Due next week on PSN at long last, this cult classic adventure presents a world covered by endless water and endless replayability.
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