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The Beauty of Chrono Cross in HD Reminds Us We're Overdue for a Remaster

A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.

What's Your Favorite Fighting Game of All-Time?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's celebrate Evo 2019 by talking about our favorite fighting games.

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The Beauty of Chrono Cross in HD Reminds Us We're Overdue for a Remaster

A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.

What's Your Favorite Fighting Game of All-Time?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's celebrate Evo 2019 by talking about our favorite fighting games.

Fans Give Final Fantasy 9's Cutscenes a Sweet 4K Upgrade

Kuja never looked so fabulous.

Axe of the Blood God's Visit to Final Fantasy 7's Gold Saucer Ends in Blood and Tears

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.

The Dream of a New Ape Escape Game Might Not Be Dead

A 20th anniversary celebration seems to be teasing something more on the horizon.

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.

The Best Resident Evil Games Ranked From Worst to Best

In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.

What's the First Game You Ever Finished?

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

How That Amazing Dreams Metal Gear Solid Remake is Trying to Avoid a Copyright Takedown

Fears of DMCA takedowns will result in a different endgame.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: The 25 Best RPGs of All Time

From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

Sony Reveals First Info on the PS5, Including Backwards Compatibility With PS4 and Ray Tracing

New tech specs, drastically decreased load times, and more.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

How the Dark Crystal Inspired Final Fantasy 9

Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"

The PlayStation Classic's Price Tumbles to $40

Your childhood memories are on sale again.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #5: Suikoden 2

Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.

Suikoden 2 is the Best PlayStation 1 RPG Ever

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.

Final Fantasy 8, Layoffs, a Big Nintendo Direct, and Ultima 7: Examining a Crazy Week for RPGs

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.

Final Fantasy 8 Was Always Good

Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.

"PlayStation 3 Was Our Icarus Moment:" SIE Chairman Shawn Layden Reflects on the Difficult PS3 Era, Praises Switch

PlayStation's Shawn Layden opens up today's DICE Summit 2019 talks.

How Crash Team Racing Challenged Mario Kart and Made Naughty Dog What It Is Today

We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.

This PlayStation Cake is Too Cool to Eat (But That Wouldn't Stop Us)

Now we just need someone to make a cake of Polygon Man.

Original Resident Evil 2 N64 Port Developers are Livestreaming the Remake and Sharing War Stories

Listen to some interesting details from the N64 porting process.

How a Resident Evil 3 Remake Could Be Even Better Than Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 is just feeding our hunger for more.

From Super Fan to Producer: An Insider's Perspective on Silent Hill

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.

Sony Fined 2 Million Euros by Italy Over "Misleading" PlayStation Plus Subscription

The Italian regulators had an issue with Sony's marketing of PS Plus.

PlayStation Classic's First Week Sales in Japan Way Underperformed Compared to SNES Classic

First week sales for both PlayStation Classic and SNES Classic highlights a wide gap.

The PlayStation Name Was Nearly Axed by Sony's Founder

If it ain't broke.

Half of PlayStation Classic's Library Will be 50hz PAL Versions, Plus Other Details Revealed

More details about the PlayStation Classic.

Sony is Skipping E3 2019 Entirely [Update]

PlayStation won't be at E3 2019.

Chicago Gamers Will Have to Pay an Extra Tax on PlayStation Store Purchases Soon

The Amusement Tax rolls over to PlayStation.

Tetris Effect Review

World of color.

PlayStation Classic Uses an Open-Source Emulator to Play Games

But maybe don't consider that a negative.

All 20 PlayStation Classic Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

We help you decide which PlayStation Classic games are worth going back to.

Starting Screen | The PlayStation Classic's Game Lineup Misses Out on Capturing What Made PS1 So Great

STARTING SCREEN | Licensing issues and questionable choices keep PS1 from reaching its potential.

Japan's PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Is A Lot Better Than Ours

Parasite Eve, Arc the Lad, Armored Core, and others make for a more tempting package.

PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Is Short on True Classics

As Sony reveals all 20 games included on the PlayStation Classic, we're left asking where some of the console's biggest hitters are.

PlayStation Classic Release Date, Price, Full Games List and Japanese List - Pre-Order PlayStation Classic - Everything we Know

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.

PlayStation Classic Wishlist: The Games We Want for the Final 15 Spots (And Then Some)

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.

The PlayStation Classic is Going to Have a Much Harder Time Selling its Nostalgia Next to the SNES Classic

But if Sony remembers the power of the PlayStation's RPGs, it should be fine.

Koji Igarashi is Begrudgingly Appreciative of the "Die, Monster" Line from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Symphony of the Night's Western success took Konami by surprise, and Richter's infamous quip might've played a small part in it.

PlayStation Nostalgia Swamps Twitter with Thousands of Memories

The Power of PlayStation takes most of us straight back to the '90s.

Chrono Cross' Intro Movie is Perfect. Let's Watch it Again

18 years later, Scars of Time still gives me the shivers.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #24: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

One of the greatest tactics RPGs ever outshines its better-known successor.

Starting Screen | The Vita Deserves to be Remembered as More Than a Failure

STARTING SCREEN | An ode to Sony's handheld, this week's releases, and more.

Sony E3 2018 Press Conference Recap—Games, Trailers, and Announcements

A surprise Resident Evil 2 remake, plus gameplay trailers for The Last of Us: Part 2, Death Stranding, and more.

Dark Souls Needs to Die: My Complicated Relationship With the Series That Helped Me Beat Cancer

How a quest to master Dark Souls and cope with cancer became a personal curse.

Sony Details the PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase—Promises Death Stranding, Last of Us 2, and More

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.

Why Xenogears Remains Enduringly Popular on its 20th Anniversary

Looking back on a crazy but enduring entry in the RPG canon.

What Shadow of the Colossus, Breath of the Wild, and Dark Souls Have in Common

Three games where you are a stranger in a strange land.

PlayStation Network is Down Again This Week [Update]

Oh no, what about Monster Hunter?!

PlayStation and Nike Collaborate on Paul George's Latest Shoe

The PG-2 sports the PlayStation logo.

Rick & Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland Wants to Make Traditional Console Games, Too

"Holy shit I have a f***ing game studio and this is insane."

The Game Awards 2017 News Recap: Bayonetta 3, New FROM Software Game, Soulcalibur VI, and the Rest of the Reveals

It was a packed night of reveals at The Game Awards. Here are all the announcements!

The December Line-Up For PlayStation Plus Includes Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition

Also a Kung-Fu Panda game, because why not.

Skyrim Guide - How to Join The Companions

Learn how to join The Companions, a guild of werewolves living in Skyrim's Whiterun.

Check Out These Amazing Mega Man 8 Animation Cels a Fan Found at a Swap Meet

Get equipped with an awesome example of game preservation.

A Former Naughty Dog Employee Comes Forward With Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Uncharted Developer

The public allegations come in light of a larger sexual harassment scandal roiling the entertainment industry.

PlayStation VR Has Over 60 Games Coming Out Between Now and Early 2018

DOOM VFR, The Inpatient, Golem, and The American Dream VR make-up an impressive PSVR release slate.

New Interview Reveals the High Expectations That Doomed the Classic RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga

But maybe Yu Suzuki got some good ideas for Shenmue out of it?

Why Final Fantasy IX Matters

Square-Enix's Y2K classic is headed to the PC and mobile devices. Here's why you should care.

What Final Fantasy VII Taught Me

Some of us are only capable of learning lessons the hard way.

Yoko Taro Felt "Trapped" By Big Releases Like Final Fantasy XV, Loves the Game Anyways

Yoko Taro shares a list of his favorite PlayStation games.

You Can Now Stream PS4 Games to the PC

PS4 games join the PlayStation Now library.

Let's Remember the Wacky Crash Bandicoot Commercials from the 1990s

Now that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out, it's time to take a stroll down memory lane.

Sony E3 2017 Liveblog: Shadow of the Colossus Remake Announced, Spider-Man Likely Stars Miles Morales [UPDATE: ALL DONE!]

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 | Why There Aren't More Big-Budget Games Starring Superheroes like Wonder Woman

STARTING SCREEN | Superheroes dominate the movie screen, but they almost never star in big-budget games. Why?

Final Fantasy VII: A Six-Part Deep Dive Into Square's RPG Classic

From the role of Midgar to Aerith's famous death, we dive deep into an all-time classic.

Far Cry 5 Rumor Mill: Figuring Out Whether the Next Entry is a Western

We parse the info and try to determine whether Far Cry 5 will actually be a western.

My Ill-Conceived Dream: To Play Secret of Mana for the Nintendo PlayStation

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.

Nintendo PlayStation Prototype's CD Drive Finally Reads Data

Hardware hacker Ben Heck gets the Nintendo PlayStation in working order after months of work.

MLB The Show 17 Review

Some things never change.

Final Fantasy VII Deep Dive, Part 6: Can Final Fantasy VII's Premise Pass Muster in a Modern Remake?

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | What happens when the good guys are kinda... bad?

MLB The Show 17 Mostly Looks Great on PS4 Pro

But you might want to decide whether you care more about framerate or visual fidelity.

Happy Anniversary, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Here's Why You're So Great

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.

Final Fantasy VII Deep Dive, Part 4: Sephiroth Skewered Our Expectations for RPG Villains... and Our Girlfriend, Too

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Final Fantasy VII's big bad wasn't all that big, but he was definitely bad.

Final Fantasy VII Deep Dive, Part 3: How a "Rotting Pizza" Defined the Plight of Final Fantasy VII's World

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The oppressive megalopolis at the heart of a classic RPG.

USgamer Community Question: What's Your Most Memorable Console Launch?

Which console debut occupies the most space in your memory banks?

Vagrant Story's Localizers Dispel Myths About the Script in New Interview

John Learned talks to the translators who gave life to Vagrant Story's English script. Don't miss it!

Design in Action | Building a Masterpiece, One Detail at A Time

We close out our in-depth look at Castlevania classic Symphony of the Night by exploring the cumulative power of its brilliant little details.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Deep Dive, Part 3: The Metroidvania Lie

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Such a convenient word, but not the most accurate one.

USgamer's RPG Podcast: An In-Depth Look at the Oral History of Final Fantasy VII

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia welcome Polygon's Matt Leone to discuss his massive oral history of Final Fantasy VII.

10 Things We Learned From Final Fantasy VII: An Oral History

Even the most dedicated Final Fantasy VII fans will find tons of new information from Matt Leone's extensive feature.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Deep Dive, Part 2: A Classic's Sublime Structure

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE| How Konami created a new and different Castlevania by building on, and creating contrast to, what had come before.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Deep Dive, Part 1: The Story of the Ultimate Sequel

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The first entry in a new weekly column kicks things off by exploring the inner workings of a video game classic.

Retronauts Explores the Slow-Burn Strength of Dragon Quest VII

Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?

Retronauts Micro Returns to Phantomile With a Look At Klonoa

We'll probably never see another entry in Namco's dreamlike platform action series, and that's a darned shame.

What Are the Best PlayStation 1 Classics on PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP?

A work-in-progress breakdown of the best PlayStation classics currently available on SEN.

This Week on Retronauts, We Ask: "What is A Man?"

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?

Some Thoughts About the "Nintendo PlayStation"

The infamous prototype of a failed Sony/Nintendo collaboration appeared this weekend at Midwest Gaming Expo.

What Do Sony's Mobile "PlayStation" Plans Involve?

Sony plans to bring more PlayStation IP to mobile, but will it arrive in the form of new games, old ports, or both?

Far Cry: Primal PlayStation 4 Review: High Evolutionary

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?

Comfort Food Games: Mega Man Legends

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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