Role Playing Games

Fallout: New Vegas Is 10 Years Old Today, and It's Looking Great in This Fallout 4 Mod

The Mojave has never looked better. Well, besides before the war.

Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Surfaces Once Again On Ratings Board

Please blink twice if this is actually happening.

Voice Actor Logan Cunningham's Supergiant Reel Is Seriously Impressive

Supergiant Games' Logan Cunningham shows off his pipes.

Atelier Ryza 2 Lands in North America in January 2021

A new RPG adventure, just in time for RPG-loving PS5 owners.

Ghost Story, Once BioShock's Irrational Games, Is Working on an "Immersive Sci-Fi" Title

A new job listing hints at the nature of Ken Levine's next "outrageous and ridiculous" title.

Time-Warping RPG Cris Tales Delayed Into 2021

The classically-inspired RPG shifts into another year.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Features Multiple Performance Modes on Xbox Series X

You can either do 4K at 30 FPS or notch down the resolution for 60 FPS gameplay.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Headlines New Batch of Games Hitting Xbox Game Pass

It's a good month for Definitive Editions.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Is a Great JRPG About Middle-Aged Gig Workers

Who needs incredibly attractive high schoolers when you have grown-ass adults who have failed multiple times in their lives?

Axe of the Blood God: Larian's Swen Vincke on Baldur's Gate 3's Early Access Release

Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke is here to answer all of our questions about this long-awaited sequel.

505 Games Ends Indivisible Production in Wake of Lab Zero's Dissolution

The guest and backer characters won't be joining the roster.

Backward Compatibility Could Mean Good Things for Final Fantasy 14 on PS5

Just try and slow me down with your incessant ERP! I have the processing power of PS5 on my side!

Halo 3, BioShock, and Lost Odyssey: A Look Back at the Last Golden Age of Game Commercials

Return to a time when game commercials were produced like tiny movies.

Square Enix's Co-Op Shooter Outriders Pushed to Next February

Squad up in the new year.

Cyberpunk 2077's Next Night City Wire Will Spotlight Its Futuristic Cars

We'll get an in-depth look at what V will go vroom-vroom in.

Baldur's Gate 3's Dice Rolls Want Me To Fail

I love this game, but the dice do not love me.

Activision Blizzard Closes Its French Support Studio in Versailles

That's hundreds of people out of a job at an office that predates the merger.

The Newest Yakuza: Like a Dragon Trailer Shows Off Its Minigames and the Return of Bakamitai

If you're partial to the English dub, you'll be treated to a new version of the "Dame da ne" song.

Axe of the Blood God: The Xbox 360 Had a Bigger Impact on RPGs Than You Think

Exploring the rich RPG legacy of Microsoft's most successful console.

The Witcher Season 2 Gives Geralt a New Look and More Shoulderpads

Geralt is firmly on the big titty committee.

Genshin Impact's Early Numbers Indicate It Could Be One of 2020's Big Success Stories

Early figures are pointing towards this being one of 2020's big success stories.

Cyberpunk 2077 Goes Gold As Developers Crunch in Final Weeks

The game is ready to be put on discs, but CD Projekt's work is likely far from over.

Baldur's Gate 3's Character Customization Is Looking Pretty In-Depth

Custom characters are looking like a pretty appealing choice.

Genshin Impact Is Inspired by More Than Just Breath of the Wild

Mihoyo is looking towards all things in Japanese entertainment.

Cyberpunk 2077 Studio Head Responds to Mandatory Crunch Report

CD Projekt Red is in a "final sprint" towards launch that entails mandatory overtime.

An Absurdly Long List of Every Game I've Played Since Quarantine Began

Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.

Galarian Slowking Is Pokemon Sword and Shield's Take On Half-Life's Headcrab Zombies

Oh sweet mother of Arceus, someone get a crowbar.

Torchlight 3 Exits Early Access Next Month

Time to crawl some dungeons.

Pokemon Go Will Be Linked to Pokemon Home By End of This Year

Bring your mobile pals into the world of Sword and Shield.

The Crown Tundra Expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield Is Coming Next Month

We finally have a release date for the second add-on as well as some new details.

A New Pokemon Sword and Shield Presentation Airs Tomorrow Morning

We'll probably hear some more about the upcoming Crown Tundra.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon's PS5 Version Arrives Next March [Update]

Ichiban's journey will take a little longer to hit next-gen PlayStations.

Axe of the Blood God: Why RPG Fans Should Check Out Hades

Analyzing Supergiant's excellent roguelite from a role-playing perspective.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Reportedly Set for Next Year, Without Multiplayer

The Legendary Edition will reportedly have all the DLC and no MP.

Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Pushes Xbox Game Pass Into Overdrive

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's plan to change the way we play games received a considerable boost this week, but what happens if it works?

The Baroque Beauty of Valkyrie Profile, Tri-Ace's Greatest RPG

Now 20 years old, Valkyrie Profile is one of the PlayStation's finest RPGs.

Nier Replicant's Remaster Will Arrive Next April

Rediscover where Nier started.

Baldur's Gate 3 Backs Up Its Early Access One More Week

Baldur's gonna be just a little late.

Axe of the Blood God Emergency Podcast: Analyzing the Bethesda Acquisition

Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.

Suikoden 2's Side Story Turns 20 Today, And So Does One of the Best Game Intros Ever Made

Happy 20th birthday to Suikogaiden, the blessed source of one of gaming's last anime attract modes.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition Corners the Market on Legacy RPG Studios

ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?

Former Skullgirl Devs Form Future Club, a New Worker-Owned Studio

The creatives behind Skullgirls are taking the wheel.

GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop Will Still Be Timed PS5 Exclusives, Phil Spencer Confirms

Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.

What Obsidian Is Saying About Fallout: New Vegas 2 Now That Xbox Owns Bethesda

Bethesda and Obsidian are both Xbox studios now. Will our spurs jingle-jangle again?

Axe of the Blood God: Reacting to the Final Fantasy 16 Announcement

Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.

Face the Music: Confronting the End in Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds

”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”

Can We Please Talk About The Anime Dragon's Dogma Man's Bonkers Muscles?

Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.

Star Renegades is a Hodgepodge Of Systems That Somehow Works in Harmony

There are a lot of meters, but it all somehow clicks.

Warner Bros. Distances Hogwarts Legacy From J.K. Rowling

With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Lets You Raise a Rathalos Friend on the Switch

No sweetie, don't hurt the monster. Make nice with it. Niiiice monster.

A New Disgaea Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Next Summer

Time to make the numbers go up again.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

Demon's Souls is One of Several PS5 Games That Will Cost $70

Demon's Souls and Destruction All-Stars indicate a shift in pricing for Sony's next generation.

Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Collection, a Library of PS4 Games Launching Alongside PS5

PlayStation's version of Game Pass, it seems.

Hogwarts Legacy, the Long-Rumored Harry Potter Game, Is Coming Next Year

After many leaks and reports, it was finally revealed at today's PS5 event.

Final Fantasy 16 Revealed, and It's a Console Exclusive For the PS5

Here's what the next fantasy looks like, on the next generation of consoles.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Resurfaces in Retailer Listing

A store listing shows PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions.

Deltarune’s Next Chapter is Making “Healthy Progress,” Says Toby Fox

After some soul-searching with the engine, Chapter 2 is underway.

Axe of the Blood God: The Fall RPG 2020 Preview

We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.

The Next Night City Wire Will Focus on Cyberpunk 2077's Gangs

This time we'll get a Night City tour, a primer on the city's gangs, and a look into the score.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Launch a Few Days Early for Xbox Series X and S

The next step for Yakuza will kick off on the Xbox.

Cyberpunk 2077's Microtransactions Will Only Be in Its Multiplayer Mode

You won't find microtransactions when the main game launches this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Receive More DLC Than The Witcher 3

And it'll be revealed before launch in November.

Axe of the Blood God: What the PlayStation Portable Meant for RPGs

The Console RPG Quest explores Sony's big move into handheld gaming.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered is Getting a Slew of Updates and Fixes

Square Enix aims to mend its cracked crystal.

Gotham Knights Will Have Some Involved Detective Work Leading Up to Villain Showdowns

Don't expect to just roll up on Mr. Freeze, smack him down, and be done with it.

Lab Zero Owner Lays Off Remaining Staff After Others Quit in Protest

The Skullgirls and Indivisible studio is all but shuttered.

The Witcher 3 Gets a Free Next-Gen Upgrade With Ray Tracing Next Year

Geralt's journey gets some faster load times, too.

Toby Fox Teases “a Little Something” for Undertale’s Fifth Anniversary

Don't expect a surprise Deltarune drop, however.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Was Astoundingly Screwed Up Twice

"Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?"

I Wish I Loved Wasteland 3

Amazing promise, middling execution.

Moon Is No Longer Lost To Time. I Hope More Games Join It

Many games are finally getting overdue localizations, but what about the rest?

Cyberpunk 2077's Next Night City Wire Stream Is Slated for Tokyo Game Show

At that point, it'll be just shy of two months from release.

Starting Screen | Scarlet Nexus Is An Accidental Metaphor for the Struggle of COVID-19

There's something eerily (if unintentionally) relatable about Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG.

Axe of the Blood God: Wasteland 3 Impressions, Moon's Switch Release, and More

Recapping a busy week for role-playing games.

Who's Your Favorite RPG Companion?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Who's your best friend 'til the end?

Koji Igarashi Talks to Eiyuden Chronicle Developer About Kickstarters and Cut Content

"I think it would be better if one time we were able to apologize and make a big change that's needed."

The Story of Moon, the "Anti-RPG" That Inspired Undertale

You probably haven't played Moon, but it should feel familiar regardless.

Dragon Age Fans Are Head Over Heels For Its Mysterious Qunari Lady

Move aside Solas, a new character is capturing hearts.

Report: Xbox Series X Looking to Launch in First Week of November, PS5 Not Long After

Sources say it's most likely we'll see the PS5 launch in the middle of the month.

BioWare Offers Its Most Detailed Look Yet at Dragon Age 4

By Fen'Harel, that's Solas!

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend Brings Three Classic Game Boy JRPGs to Switch

Get ready, heroes, to bust an opium-smuggling ring. Er, I mean, bust a banana-smuggling ring.

Lab Zero Head's Misconduct Prompts Employee Exodus From Skullgirls Studio

Employees are departing the studio over head Mike Zaimont's actions.

Outriders Is Surprisingly Better Than Its Drab Aesthetic Suggests

People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.

Cyberpunk 2077's Minuscule Subtitles Can Be Adjusted, Thank Goodness

Yes, the game that will let you custom-color your character's body hair will also let you tweak those hard-to-read captions.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Pins Down Its November Release Date

Yakuza's current-gen and PC launch won't be far from that for the Series X version. Meanwhile, we're still waiting on PS5 details.

Axe of the Blood God: Davionne Gooden of She Dreams Elsewhere on the World of Indie RPGs

This week, Nadia, Eric, and Davionne dream of electric sheep and indie RPGs.

Bloodlines 2 Fires Two Creative Leads, Including Original Game's Writer

Things are looking rough for this Vampire successor.

New Horizon Zero Dawn PC Patch Fixes Some of the "More Frustrating Crashes"

This is the second patch in as many weeks from Guerilla Games.

Sega Will "Aggressively" Focus on PC Ports After Persona 4 Golden's Success on Steam

Sounds like Persona 4 Golden's success has really changed Atlus's thinking on PC.

Baldur's Gate 3 Director Swen Vincke Tempers Early Access Expectations in Follow-up Interview

Larian Studios creative director Swen Vincke addresses the studio's work with the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons game.

Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access is "Targeting" a Release on September 30th

After the first delay, Larian Studios is hoping to have Baldur's Gate 3 on early access at the end of September.

Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter Passes the 108 Character Threshold

Eiyuden Chronicle is continually shaping into the Suikoden successor we pine for.

Axe of the Blood God: Remembering Square's Summer of Adventure 2000

Three big RPGs, one big summer event.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Map Shows Gang Turf Within Night City

From the World of Cyberpunk 2077 book.

Axe of the Blood God: The Nintendo DS's Remarkable RPG Legacy

The World Ends With You, Dragon Quest 9, and other RPGs helped carry Japanese gaming through a difficult period.

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