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USG's Top 20 Games of 2020

From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Death by a Thousand Cyber-Cuts

Even if you get beyond the bugs, it's just not worth it.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Exactly the Kind of Game the Series Needs Now

It takes the few good impulses of Disney's TV expansion and combines them with the best kind of Star Wars worldbuilding there is.

PlayStation 5 Update Lets You Know If You're About to Play the PS4 Version of Game

Check yourself before you last-gen yourself.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen | I Hope Video Games Can Be Part of the Healing

An earnest wish after a difficult year.

Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.

The Top Stories That Shaped Video Games in 2020

There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Been Removed From the PlayStation Store Following a "Discussion" With Sony [Update]

Sony is offering full refunds for those who want one.

Shinji Mikami Could Direct Another Game If It Was Completely His Vision, "Beginning to End"

He could return to the director's seat, given the right conditions.

The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Will Test Its Might Next April

Warner's pushing back its toasty release for a dual debut in theaters and on HBO Max.

CD Projekt Red Is "Not Encouraging" Cyberpunk 2077 Returns, Joint-CEO Tells Investors

"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwiński.

Vin Diesel Doesn't Just Appear in Ark 2, He's Also Its Executive Producer

Living life one development milestone at a time.

CD Projekt Red Apologizes For Not Showing Last-Gen Cyberpunk 2077 Before Launch, Offers Refunds [Update]

The studio says it will be working on several updates to tune up the last-gen version.

Major Resident Evil Village Spoilers Seem to Have Leaked

Images of the in-development Resident Evil seem to be circulating.

EA Agrees to $1.2 Billion Deal for Codemasters, Take-Two Now Reconsidering Its Lower Bid

Two publishing giants want the makers of the Dirt and Formula One games.

Axe of the Blood God: The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundtable

We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.

The Message From Disney and The Game Awards: Never Stop Consuming

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Disney and The Game Awards combine for an overwhelming assault of entertainment news

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

JJ Abrams Picks Ex-Valve and Oculus Developer to Lead Bad Robot Games Studio

Michael Booth joins Anna Sweet, CEO of Bad Robot Games, on a journey from Valve to VR to JJ.

The Game Awards 2020 Are Tonight—Where to Watch, and What to Expect

It's time for the Keighleys.

The Alan Wake TV Show Is Still in the Works, Remedy's Sam Lake Reveals

In a year full of other adaptation news, you might've forgotten we're due for a Wake-up call on TV.

Xbox Owners Are Switching Their Region to Play Cyberpunk 2077 Early

Be a Kiwi for a day if you want to get into Night City now.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Receives a Surprise Ray Tracing Performance Mode Update on PS5

Can't choose between 60 FPS and ray tracing? There's a new mode for you.

Godfall Review: You Probably Won't Fall In Love

Godfall is an okay launch game, but you won't want to stick around long term.

Quantic Dream Announces Publishing Deal for Dustborn, From the Makers of Dreamfall

Red Thread's dystopian road trip may end up being the first title published by David Cage's newly independent studio.

Cyberpunk 2077's Reported Epileptic Triggers Draw Warnings From Advocates [Update: CDPR Responds]

A Game Informer editor says she experienced a grand mal seizure as a result of a particular scene.

Ubisoft Hires New Diversity & Inclusion VP Following Reports on Discrimination and Abuse

Raashi Sikka joins Ubisoft from Uber, a company with its own public struggles regarding worker treatment.

CD Projekt Could Wind Up Following BioWare in More Ways Than One If It's Not Careful

The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.

Square Enix's Project Athia Will Be a PS5 Console Exclusive for at Least 2 Years

A new PS5 sizzle reel nails down timing for Athia and a few other Sony-favored titles.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundup: The Good, the Bad, and the Buggy

We'll have our review up in due time, but here's how other outlets are feeling about CD Projekt Red's latest.

Axe of the Blood God: The CD Projekt Retrospective

We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

Why You Should be Skeptical of Rosy Video Game Industry Numbers

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In the absence of very successful people saying very silly things, this week's column is (almost) all about the numbers

PS5's Day and Date Launch in Japan Was a "Statement" of Sony's Commitment, Jim Ryan Says

Ryan, PlayStation's CEO, wants to push back on the idea that Sony shifted its attention away from Japanese games and gamers.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Pushes Back Season One Launch and Warzone Debut

You'll still be leaving Verdansk for a new Cold War locale soon, just not *that* soon.

Are the PS5 and Xbox Series X Fated to Suffer the Same Hardware Problems as Their Predecessors?

If you've managed to get a new console, you might worry about a sudden failure blindsiding you. Here's what experts think about the longevity of the new machines so far.

A New Scientific Study Aims to Learn More About Why Players Do or Don't Invert Controls

The researchers say the work could be "useful for almost all aspects of gaming and visual technologies."

Doom Eternal Gets a New Master Level in Time for Its PC Game Pass Launch

Where's the pistol in Classic Mode though, id?

The PS5's Activities Are Designed to Counteract the "Single Player Is Dying" Mentality

A report from Vice sheds light on the inspiration behind one of the PS5's biggest features.

Doom Eternal Sets Switch Release Date at Long Last

The Doom Slayer is sliding in for a last-minute 2020 launch on Nintendo's platform.

Axe of the Blood God: It's Time For Trivia of the Blood God

An RPG quiz show draws near! Command?

The Console Wars Are Almost as Dumb as Actual Wars

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Phil Spencer says tribalism could drive him out of the industry.

Metro Exodus Is Getting a Next-Gen Version Next Year

4A Games is also working on the next Metro and exploring potential for multiplayer.

Sony Promises More PS5 Supply for Holidays After Record-Breaking Launch

Despite the widespread e-commerce woes, the PS5 had the biggest console debut ever.

Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Thinks "Apathy" Is the Biggest Threat to Both Microsoft and Sony

Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.

The Next-Gen Version of FIFA 21 Is EA's Idea of a "Strand Game"

A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.

Starting Screen | Now Is a Perfectly Good Time to Tackle Tough Subjects in Games Coverage

This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.

Hitman 3 Will Reveal a New Neon-Drenched Locale Tomorrow

Hot on the heels of IO's big 007 announcement, Hitman's looking to give Night City a run for its money.

Spider-Man Remastered Got Its Save-Transfer Update a Little Bit Early

Now, owners of the original on PS4 can pick things up with New Pete where they left off.

When Will It Actually be Possible to Buy an Xbox Series X or PS5?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For many, next-gen may not be accessible until early 2021.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

Souls Speedrunner Finally Opens Demon's Souls Mysterious Locked Door

A sick new set of armor was hiding inside.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

A Quick and Dirty Ranking of The Game Awards GOTY Nominees for 2020

Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.

Controversial Metroidvania Game Shadow Complex Remastered Patched for PlayStation 5 Support

However you feel about it, you can now play Shadow Complex Remastered on the PlayStation 5.

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Left Out an Easy Mode to "Preserve" the Original Intent

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.

EA Has Some Fascinating Ideas for Madden 21 on Next-Gen Consoles

The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.

Please Stop Calling Bugsnax a Horror Game

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

Demon’s Souls Remake Review: The World Mended

The perfect hardcore launch title.

Sony's Jim Ryan Says $70 Is a Fair Game Price for PS5, Denies Considering Going Higher

He also isn't ready to say whether 2021's God of War will be a cross-gen title.

Demon's Souls Remake Holds a Perplexing Surprise: A New Door

Hey, uh, I don't think that was there before.

Starting Screen | Astro's Playroom is Sony's Perfect Answer to Nintendo Nostalgia

These little bots make for one heck of a pack-in.

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.

These Are the Games You Should Buy With Your New PlayStation 5

If you have the PS5 in your entertainment stand, here are the games you should play.

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.

PS5 Owners Are Already Getting Creative With Their Faceplate Mods

Turn that stock plate into something fancy.

The Nioh Collection Is Coming to PS5 Next Year

Play both Niohs at ridiculously high frame rates.

The Xbox Series X vs. PlayStation 5: Our Complete Breakdown and Final Verdict

Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.

Arkane's Deathloop Is Set For May 2021

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

Ubisoft Connect's Cross-Progression Feature is Something Every Publisher Needs

Cross-progression is the number one feature I want from this generation.

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.

Former WWE 2K Developers Yuke's Are Now Working on an AEW Game

WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.

Xbox Head Says Report on Japanese Studio Acquisition Talks Is "Not Accurate"

Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Soundtrack Is Up on Spotify Now

Want the next 48 hours to pass by faster? Listen to some new tracks.

Sony Gifts PS5 to the Person Who Was First in Line for the PS4 and PS4 Pro

"Patience is a virtue" indeed.

The PS5 Doesn't Support 1440p Now, But That Could Change

Sony says the limitation stems from a focus on supporting TVs first.

Sony Reportedly Discussed Raising Game Prices Above $70

It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.

Actor Michael B. Jordan Wants to See More Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, And I'm With Him

When will we get taken for a ride once again?

PS4 Update Adds Local PS5 Streaming Support

Sony also has details on how streaming PS5 to PC and mobile will work at launch.

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 Remaster Will Let PS4 Players Carry Their Saves Forward With Post-Launch Update

Insomniac is letting you carry that progress forward after all.

Sony Might Let You Back Up PS5 Games on USB Drives in a Future System Update

Work is "underway" on the potential for moving PS5 games off of the SSD.

Axe of the Blood God: The Next-Gen Console Launch Extravaganza!

Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.

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.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Reviews Are Out, So What Are You Getting?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the dust has settled and reviews are out, are you picking up a new console?

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.

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