Role Playing Games

Bethesda Starts a New Studio Around the Original Prey Development Team

Human Head also worked on Prey 2 for Bethesda prior to its cancellation in 2014.

You Should Look Closely at the Switch in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s First Room

Game Freak gives the Switch a unique salute in Sword and Shield.

Pokemon's Level Limits Won't Stop You From Collecting Shiny Pokemon

You'll encounter Pokemon you can't catch in the Wild Area, but don't fret about missing out on a shiny.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review Impressions: Lovely and Warm, but Not a Next-Gen Pokemon Game

Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Axes the Global Trade System, but Fear Not, There's a Replacement

GTS is gone, but vendor trash Pokemon will still clog the digital realm.

How to Get Small Game Arrows in Red Dead Online

We go over how to get the smallest arrows as quickly as possible.

Disco Elysium Has Modding Now, So You Can Create Your Own Inner Demons

Be sure to check Nexus before your next visit to Revachol.

Red Dead Online Legendary Bounty 12/11: How to Catch Red Ben Clempson

Here's how to catch Red Dead Online's notorious new train thief.

Pokemon Devs Respond to #ThankYouGameFreak Hashtag: "Sending the Love Back at You"

Pokemon fans flooded Twitter with positivity, and it was super effective.

How the "Last Living Soviet Video Game Developers" Recruited Chapo Trap House for Disco Elysium

ZA/UM Studio and Virgil Texas of Chapo Trap House tell us how they became comrades for a video game.

The Last Japanese Trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield Keeps its Reveals Short and Sweet

Blink and you'll miss two more Pokemon Game Freak wants to show you ahead of release.

The Outer Worlds Companions List

This is our guide on all the Companions in The Outer Worlds, including how to find and unlock each one.

Axe of the Blood God: The Death Stranding Spoilercast is Here

Kat, Hirun, and Eric get together to talk about everything that happens in Kojima's confounding new blockbuster.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Featured Song From the Creator of Undertale is an A+ Jam

Toby Fox describes it as "a fierce track full of explosive power."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Makes Big Changes to Summoning

Not just anyone can beckon the Knights of the Round.

We Need a Mass Effect Remaster for More Important Reasons Than Nostalgia

Shepard's legacy should outlive their consoles.

Anyone Who Wanted Kingdom Hearts 3 Seems to Have Bought it at Launch

Final Fantasy 14 and mobile games carry Square Enix through a quiet year.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Postmortem: The Making of the Expansion and the Future of the Series

We talk to Capcom about the challenge of making new monsters, future events, and that wonderful Palico grandmother.

Concept Art for the Final Fantasy 14 Team's Next-Gen Game Emerges

We've got castles, we've got dragons.

On Its 10th Anniversary, Dragon Age: Origins is Better Than You Remember

Dragon Age: Origins was willing to eschew Mass Effect's infamous moral binary for something deeper.

How to Turn Into a Yokai in Nioh 2

Nioh 2 has a lot of layers, but none are arguably more complex - or more important - as your Yokai form and your Amrita meter.

This 7-Minute Final Fantasy 7 Remake Commercial Will Warm Your Cynical Heart

Who needs new gameplay footage when you have drama?

Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest: The Sega Saturn

Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat and Nadia to talk about one of the most interesting consoles in history.

Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: All Gen 8 Pokemon in Sword and Shield, Gen 1-7 Pokedex

As we hear more about Pokemon Sword and Shield we’ll be adding all confirmed Pokemon to this Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokemon List Guide.

The Only Pokemon Halloween Costume that Matters is This Chonky Cat as Meowth

In honor of Halloween, a cat's dignity has been set aflame.

Undertale's Creator Pens a Special Song for Pokemon Sword and Shield

"It's not like a main track or anything. I just thought it was cool."

Where To Find Madam Nazar in Red Dead Online

All Collectors buy and sell through travelling businesswoman Madam Nazar. We’ll show you how you can find her, and why you’d want to.

BlizzCon 2019 is Blizzard's Most Crucial Show in Years

The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.

Disco Elysium Coming to Consoles Next Year, Devs Confirm

A soundtrack, art book, and more are also in the works.

The Outer Worlds Is "Designed to be Playable Without Color Information"

Unlike games that include colorblind modes, The Outer Worlds sought to bake those design principles in from the start.

Where to Find All the Collector’s Coins In Red Dead Online

The world of Red Dead Online is filled with valuable coins that only the most determined treasure hunter can find.

Wrestler Kenny Omega Enters the Ring as Sans From Undertale

Ditching the one-winged angel for the one-eyed skullkid.

Nioh 2 Beta - How to Play the Open Beta

Here’s our guide to the new Nioh 2 Beta, including dates, details and rewards.

How to Play Red Dead Online’s New Halloween Fear of the Dark Mode

The new limited Halloween game mode from Red Dead Online is all about man versus monster. Whatever your team, we'll teach you to survive and win.

The Outer Worlds is the RPG Genre's Past, Disco Elysium is Its Future

It feels like Disco Elysium represents something new in RPGs.

Ranking The Outer Worlds' Companions, From Parvati to Ugh... Felix

The Outer Worlds offers you six companions, but some are cooler than others.

A New Bloodlines Prequel Mod Makes You Play as a Puny Mortal

Experience the lead-in to Bloodlines in this fan-made prelude.

Please Just Let Us Date the Persona 5 Guys

A new update to P5 Royal either indicates hope or rubs salt in the wound.

Scalpers are Charging Over $250 USD for a Hoodie from the London Pokemon Center

Panic! At the London Pokemon Center.

Dragon Age 4 Won't Be Out For Quite a While

It looks like BioWare's next big RPG is still a ways off.

How to Dual-Wield in Red Dead Online

We explain how to wield two pistols at once in Red Dead Online.

How to Change Your Appearance in Red Dead Online

Changing your appearance in Red Dead Online doesn't just have to be getting a new haircut. Now you can alter your face whenever you want, and we're here to show you how.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Producer Explains Why Squats Are Not Going Away

The end of the world is no excuse for skipping leg day, bro.

Red Dead Online Roles: Which One Should You Pick?

As of Red Dead Online's newest update: "Frontier Pursuits", you can pick one of three specialist roles. Here's how to know which one is right for you.

The Outer Worlds Devs Have One Thing They Would Change About Fallout 3's Most Famous Quest

It's the difference between building a sandbox and building an RPG.

A Speedrunner Has The Outer Worlds Down to Half an Hour

Even without major glitches, you can tear through Obsidian's latest right quick.

The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray - How to Get the Unique Shrink Ray Science Weapon

This is where you can get the Shrink Ray science weapon in The Outer Worlds, one of the unique weapons in the game.

The Outer Worlds Perks - All the Best Perks to Purchase

Here are the best Perks in The Outer Worlds, that you should be purchasing first.

The Outer Worlds Devs on Upcoming Switch Port: We Were "Very, Very Surprised"

On USG's Axe of the Blood God podcast, Leonard Boyarsky sheds some light on how Outer Worlds for Switch came about.

Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

In The Outer Worlds, it’s Easy to Miss All the Options for Your First Huge Choice

There's more to it than who you take your power regulator from.

What's Your Favorite In-Game Costume?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Happy Halloween! Let's talk video game costumes and skins.

Meet the Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Writer Who Helped Write Indivisible

We talk to veteran comic writer Ian Flynn about his role in bringing Indivisible's characters to life.

Bethesda Responds to Fallout 76's Scrapbox Bug, Private Server Issues, and Other Subscription Problems

Bethesda acknowledges that Fallout 1st launched with a major bug, but denies that private worlds are being reused.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Finally Gets a PC Release Date

Good news for PC players: Capcom is holding to its promised release window.

Are There Romance Options in The Outer Worlds?

Does Obsidian's The Outer Worlds have romance options available?

The Outer Worlds Respec - How to Respec Your Character Skills

Here's how to respec your character skills in The Outer Worlds.

The Outer Worlds Power Plant Decision - Should You Divert Power to Edgewater or the Botanical Labs?

Here's our guide on the Power Plant decision in The Outer Worlds. Should you divert power to Edgewater, or the Botanical Labs?

The Outer Worlds Zoe - How to Find and Bring Zoe Back

Here's where to find Zoe in The Outer Worlds, and how to bring her back to town.

The Outer World Canid's Cradle Choice - Should You Give the Targeting Module to Graham or Sanjar?

This is our guide to the Canid's Cradle quest choice in The Outer Worlds. Should you give the Targeting Module to Sanjar or Graham?

The Outer Worlds' Biggest Surprise Is Something It Doesn't Have Much Of

After a long history of buggy games, Obsidian delivers a game with relatively few bugs.

What to Read, Play, and Watch Before Playing The Outer Worlds

Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Cain share the syllabus for their new RPG.

Sirfetch'd Loves Britain's Big Leeks: 7 Cool Facts We Learned From Today's Pokemon Sword and Shield Interviews

You'd be surprised what a Pokemon game can teach you about vegetables.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Creators on National Dex Backlash: "You Have to Take Criticism"

The National Dex criticism wasn't easy for Game Freak to take, but the team still listened.

Fallout 76 Subscription Controversy Compounded by Major Tech Problems

Private worlds don't offer enough privacy, and multiple players say their shiny new scrapboxes are eating loot.

Ubisoft's Gods and Monsters Release Date, Gameplay Trailer, Platforms - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to Ubisoft's Gods and Monsters, including a release date, all the gameplay trailer footage we've seen, and much more.

All The Dumb Ways I Died Or Almost Died in Disco Elysium

Big failed check energy.

How to Play The Outer Worlds For $5, And Get a Chalupa in the Process

For the price of a chalupa combo (yes, really), you can get some time with Xbox Game Pass.

The Final Fantasy 15 Novel Collecting Canceled DLC Has Been Delayed for English Readers

The break of dawn has been pushed back a bit for English audiences.

Ring Fit Adventure's Successful Debut Shows Everybody Likes Fitness Games and Hot Dragons

Why have one or the other when you can have both?

Fallout 76 is Getting a Premium Subscription Model For Private Worlds

It's almost more per month than the actual game costs.

The Outer Worlds Review: To Boldly Go Where Mega-Corps Have Gone Before

Seek out new life and new civilizations, and then steal stuff from them.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Please Stop Putting Big Spiders In Video Games

I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!

This Ghastly Gastly is Already 2019's Pokemon Pumpkin of the Year

We get it, Gastly. You vape.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Three Big RPGs for October

Kat and Nadia are joined by Mike and Caty to talk about Trails of Cold Steel 3, Disco Elysium, Little Town Hero, and more.

Baldur's Gate's Complex Interface Translates Surprisingly Well to Switch

Beamdog's Infinity Engine collections find great ways to bring those games to consoles.

How a Rookie Speedrunner Revitalized Dragon Age: Inquisition by Beating It in Under 30 Minutes

One discovery changed the run entirely, and revitalized the scene along with it.

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

Yes, Tokyo Mirage Sessions Still Uses the Western Localization, and You Can Get a Refund if You're Feeling Aggrieved

Personally I just want to launch a Pegasus off Shibuya's 109 building.

The Witcher 3 Modders Manage to Hit 60 FPS on the Nintendo Switch

It'll just really heat your Switch up in the process.

Bungie Says Destiny 2's New Armor System Will Be Less Confusing, More Flexible After Future Updates

Bungie's revamped approach to armor customization is going to get a bit more flexible and easier to navigate.

Obsidian Developer Says Studio Can Focus on Games, Not Pitches, After Microsoft Buyout

Designer Brian Hines says Microsoft wants Obsidian to keep doing what's been working.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditches the Trainer School, Much to Everyone's Relief

I learned how to catch Pokemon from a drunk old man, and that's good enough for me.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Will Let You Wander Into Supremely Overlevelled Pokemon

You ventured into the wrong patch of tall grass, Trainer.

Ring Fit Adventure Wants People Playing (and Exercising) for the Long Haul

Ring Fit starts adding its deeper mechanics after players have conquered the hardest exercise challenge of them all: sticking with it.

Disco Elysium Review: The Voices in Your Head Are Real, and They'll Get You in Trouble

This unique RPG highlights everything that goes on inside our heads.

Little Town Hero Review: I Can't Be Your Hero Baby

Game Freak's bite-sized RPG carries a lot of charm, but also a lot of frustration and boredom.

Bloodlines 2 Delayed to Avoid the Issues That Plagued the Original

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is still targeted for 2020, but it'll come out later than Hardsuit Labs had initially hoped.

Fat Pikachu and Long Meowth Lead New Batch of Gigantamax Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.

Why The Division 2 Is Still Hard to Jump Back Into

With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Review: Christ, Who's Gonna Die First?

The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is On Indefinite Hiatus Due to Lack of Time and Resources

Larian Studios and Logic Artists were originally targeting Fallen Heroes for a November 2019 release.

Starting Screen | Blizzard's Troubled 2019 Finds the Once Invincible Studio at a Crossroads

This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?

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