Role Playing Games

The Game Awards Has Around 10 New Games and Projects to Reveal

It'll run for almost three hours, too.

The Most Baffling Survivors of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Cull

Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More SNES Games After Long Wait, Including the Once Lost Star Fox 2

Crystalis is almost on its way to the NES version of the service.

Catching Up With Kawazu: The Legendary RPG Developer Talks SaGa and Why We Shouldn't Call Everything an RPG

SaGa series Director Akitoshi Kawazu and Producer Masanori Ichikawa talk to us about the series' revival in the West, Final Fantasy Legend, and the industry's tendency to call everything an "RPG."

10 Star Wars Board Games You Should Play Before Seeing Rise of Skywalker

Here's an interstellar selection of Star Wars tabletop games for you to dig into.

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Persona 5 Royal Will Steal Hearts Once Again in March

The updated Persona drops in at the end of a stacked month for games.

The Legend of Heroes Makes Its Switch Debut with Trails of Cold Steel 3

Falcom's behemoth RPG series is coming to the Switch in 2020.

Kingdom Hearts 3's Re:Mind DLC Will Have New Difficulty Options

A fleshed-out photo mode is on the way, too.

Axe of the Blood God: Why Dungeons & Dragons is Enjoying a Mini-Renaissance

Dicebreaker's Sara Elsam joins the pod to talk about the state of D&D in 2019.

Red Dead Online Legendary Bounties

Here's how to catch Red Dead Online's Legendary Bounties.

Here's 7 Great Video Game Family Reunions Just in Time for Thanksgiving

From Dragon Quest 5 to Death Stranding, chew over these family-centered games while you eat turkey this year.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Traveling Gamer

If your special someone is always on the go, here's some ideas to make those delayed departures sting a little less.

Pokemon Black Friday 2019 Deals - Games, Toys, Card Games, and More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Have a Number of Returning Faces

I hope one of them pops out of a traffic cone or manhole.

Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.

Pokemon's Global Link Service Will End Next Year

The changing of the guard continues for Pokemon, but it's not too drastic.

How Guildlings Went From a Satellite-Level Management Sim to Social RPG

"We had no idea we were making a JRPG until we were almost at full JRPG."

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Use the PC Box Link

Sword and Shield makes some adjustments to where and when you can access your Pokemon PC Boxes. Here’s what you need to know:

The Pokemon Company is Trying to Sue Whoever Leaked Sword and Shield Info

Info from the official strategy guide got out, and they'd like to know who did it.

These Three Pokemon Have a Higher Appearance Rate in Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battles Until Early 2020

One older Pokemon, and two newcomers step into the Gigantamax spotlight.

You'll Need to Upgrade Your Translator in Cyberpunk 2077 to Understand Different Languages

You'll need to find new augments to understand new languages.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Can You Change Your Uniform?

You’ll receive new uniforms for beating Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. But can you change into them for battles?

Pokemon Sword and Shield: ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ Explained

Getting the ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ message when trying to catch a Pokemon? Here’s what it means.

Starting Screen | Five Games I Missed That I'm Planning to Play Now That the Holidays Are Here

A look at the games I want to play before 2019 is officially finished.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is Already In Production

The second part of Cloud Stife's crazy shenanigans will hopefully arrive sooner than later.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Chocobos are Clearly Capable of Murder

Ride, my pretties! Final Fantasy 7 Remake draws ever closer!

Cyberpunk 2077 Likely Won't Come to PS5 or Scarlett Around Launch

Keanu's only got eyes for the current gen.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Type Chart

Type matchups are an extremely important part of any battle in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s a full Type Chart for the game.

What's The Coolest Video Game Collector's Item You Own?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's talk about the cool stuff on our bookshelves.

"Stadia Nailed the Impossible, and Then Failed the Possible"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Worst Pokemon Are a Reference to Actual Prehistoric Mistakes

When Gideon Mantell accidentally mixed up early Iguanodon fossils, at least no living creatures suffered.

Netflix's The Witcher Episode Titles Tease Appearances of Familiar Characters, And More

We could be seeing more than just familiar Ciri and Yennefer as side characters in The Witcher.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Buries Some Deep, Sometimes Dark Lore in its Trading Cards

Hold up y'all, I think that Ghost-type kid is a zombie.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are Already Smashing Series and Switch Sales Records

Combined, the two versions have already sold over 6 million units.

Borderlands 3 Eridium: How to Break Eridium Crystals

Eridium is a premium currency in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to get it.

Borderlands 3: How to Read Eridian Writing

While out exploring the world of Borderlands 3, you’ll likely come across Eridian Writing. Here’s how to read it.

Borderlands 3: How to Unlock Class Mods

Class Mods will give you access to some seriously powerful bonuses. Here’s how to unlock and equip them.

How to Unlock More Weapon Slots in Borderlands 3

You can eventually wield up to four primary weapons in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to unlock new weapon slots.

Borderlands 3 SDU - How to Increase Inventory Space

Inventory space is precious in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to increase it using SDUs.

Borderlands 3: How to Make Money Fast

You’ll need cash to buy guns and ammo in Borderlands 3. Here are the best way to get it.

Borderlands 3: How to Unlock Artifacts

Artifacts are the final addition you’ll make to your inventory in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to unlock Artifacts in Borderlands 3.

Borderlands 3: How to Save

Borderlands 3 is a pretty meaty game, so you won't want to lose any progress. Here’s how to save your game.

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List (November 2019)

Here are all of the Borderlands 3 Shift Codes available as of November 2019.

Final Fantasy 14 May Have Just Been Confirmed for PS5

Will the realm be reborn again on a new console?

Galarian Meowth: Oh My God, What the Hell

The U.K. is free of rabies, but Galar seemingly isn't.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Will Have a New Dungeon and Adventure on Switch

Plus, the president enters the fray.

Best Places for Fishing in Red Dead Online

Fishing can be more profitable than any hold-up, if done right.

The Outer Worlds' Latest Patch Takes a Small Step Towards Solving its Text Size Problem

Was someone playing with Phineas' Shrink Ray?

Pokemon Sword and Shield's New "Bleached Form" Corsola Is an Oddly Relaxed Nod to Climate Change

The Pokemon world seems to have different environmental problems than our own.

The Game Awards 2019 Nominations: Control and Death Stranding Among Top Nominees

And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.

Former BioWare Dev: EA's Frostbite Engine Is "Extremely Delicate and Needs a Huge Crew"

"It was getting harder and harder to make the content that people wanted."

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Pokemon Sword and Shield and Romancing SaGa 3

Kat, Nadia, and special guest Kallie Plagge go in-depth on Gen 8.

Path of Exile 2 Just Got Announced, and It's Already Throwing Jabs at Diablo

We've got a tussle for the loot game spotlight on our hands.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Endgame Has a Heartfelt Sidestory

Catchin' the love alongside the Legendaries.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Players Are Reporting a Scary But Solvable SD Card Issue

It looks more frightening than it really is.

Indie Devs: Apple Arcade is Healing a Wound in Mobile Gaming

The developers of Guildlings and Threes say the model is fixing the player-dev relationship.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Has Proof Pokemon Are Our Friends, Not Just Servants

Are you worthy of being a Pokemon's friend? Probably not, but at least Sword and Shield lets you try.

Report: A New Mass Effect Is In Very Early Development at BioWare Edmonton

A Kotaku report indicates the series may return after a rough venture to Andromeda.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Online Deep Dive: What it's Like to Battle, Trade, and Explore the Vibrant Wild Area

The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.

A Deluge of New Announcements for Xbox Game Pass Came Out of X019

The Witcher 3, Rage 2, classic Final Fantasy titles, and more.

Obsidian CEO Says It Doesn't Plan On Expanding Too Much Under Microsoft

More resources doesn't mean Feargus Urquhart wants giant teams.

Obsidian Founder Feargus Urquhart, Whose Credits Include Fallout, Wants to be a Game Director Again

After years on the business side, founder Feargus Urquhart is ready to make games again.

Here's Why Pokemon Fans Should Take the #GameFreakLied Claims With a Grain of Salt

Sword and Shield might reuse assets, but model wireframes aren't the end of the argument.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Director Has a Pretty Simple Explanation for Why Exp. Share is Always On

The new game's director explains why one feature is locked in the On position.

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 is 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.

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.

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