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Axe of the Blood God: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is This Fall's Sneaky Great RPG Sim

Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.

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

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

Umurangi Generation Is a Beautiful Portrait of the End of the World

This photography sim dives deep into modern struggles.

Nintendo Asks Brands to Keep Politics and Money Out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sorry, Nintendo, but Mitzi won't ever be taking down her Bernie 2020 yard sign.

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.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Finally Getting Save Data Swaps and Storage Expansion

Move your island! Expand your home inventory! Go completely bald for the holidays!

EA Reveals Next-Gen Enhancements for Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons, and More

They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.

Nintendo Reports Big Sales as Animal Crossing: New Horizons Keeps Surging

The Switch is still pretty popular.

EA Motive Says It's Working on "Something Pretty Special," Not a New Star Wars Project

A "human error" caused some Star Wars speculation to kick up.

No Man's Sky Is Getting a Free, Hefty Upgrade for Next-Gen Consoles

Better visuals, higher resolutions, and bigger multiplayer sessions are coming at launch.

Evil Genius 2 is the Original's Blueprint Pulled Into the Modern Age

Sixteen years later, Rebellion is focusing on getting Evil Genius right.

Blaseball Is Taking an Extended Break, Following the Defeat of Its Peanut God

Legume deicide is hard work, you know.

Ooblets Now Includes the Nullwhere, a Spooky Region Perfect for the Season

It's basically always Halloween in the Nullwhere.

Starting Screen | Blaseball Just Had Its Most Bonkers Playoffs Yet

The cultural event of Blaseball only continues to escalate.

I'm The Pumpkin Queen of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new pumpking growing doesn't go full farming sim, thankfully.

Airplane Mode Promises an Experience So Banal That It's Sublime

Developer Hosni Auji tells us about the sim for the frequent flier set.

Tom Nook Totes and Other Animal Crossing Goodies Come to My Nintendo

You, too, can spend your points on a Tom Nook tote.

EA Play Joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in November

On launch day for Series X and Series S, Ultimate is getting a boatload of EA titles.

The Original FarmVille Is Being Put Out to Pasture at the End of the Year

Flash is going, and taking FarmVille with it.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets in the Spooky Spirit With a New Fall Update

Pumpkins, vampire-pale skin, and everyone's favorite Halloween czar are on the way.

Microsoft Flight Simulator's First World Update Is an Upgraded Tour of Japan

See the sights, only better now.

The Game Awards Will Host Its 2020 Show From Three Remote Locations

Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.

No Man's Sky's Origins Update Adds Richer Planets and Some Really Big Worms

Hello Games has found a way to expand its universe without, y'know, starting it over.

Empire of Sin Makes An Offer You Can't Refuse This December

Gather up some Goodfellas, it's time for crime.

Star Wars: Squadrons Gets a Prequel Short Film Made With Lucasfilm and ILM

EA Motive's dogfighting sim is being shown a bit of storytelling love from the Star Wars hive.

Star Citizen Creator Says Promised Gameplay Is "Not a Pipe Dream"

"Nor will it take 10 to 20 years to deliver."

Madden NFL 21's Launch Month Was Significantly Bigger Than Madden 20's

Madden 21's dollar sales are up double-digits on its predecessor.

Star Wars: Squadrons Will Support HOTAS on Console With a Day-One Patch

Everyone gets to build the X-Wing cockpit of their dreams now.

Sea of Thieves Gets More Treasure, But Most Importantly, Dogs

Set sail with some new canine companions.

NBA 2K21 Physical Sales Are Down 37% After One Week Compared to 2K20

Digital sales are trending upwards, however.

Madden 21 Lays Out the Heavily Requested Franchise Mode Updates Due in November

Visual playoff brackets and more are on the way.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is the PC's Killer App for Xbox Game Pass

It's the biggest PC Game Pass launch yet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Celebrate the Super Mario Anniversary in March

Who's hoping to make their island into Delfino Plaza?

USG Game of the Month: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is a Vision of the Future

A true graphical achievement highlights the best games of August 2020.

NBA 2K21 Shows Off Its Story Mode and New Neighborhood Feature

The Long Shadow stars Michael K. Williams and Djimon Hounsou.

Pupperazzi Is an Upcoming Game Where You Snap Pics of Very Good Pups

A chill time with some chill dogs.

Ooblets Makers Share Big Personal News and a Big Update Roadmap

The Ooblets family is about to get bigger.

In Singapore, Free Expression in Games Has Become a Lightning Rod Issue

How Singapore's government is worryingly turning its sights to free expression in video games.

How Blaseball Became a Collaborative Sports League of Peanuts and Hellfire

A surreal sports sim rose from the ashes of sports. Now we can't get enough.

Animal Crossing New Horizons New Fish and Bugs August 2020: What's Leaving and What's Being Added

Here are all the new fish and bugs that have been added for August. This guide includes additions for both southern and northern hemispheres.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Make Bells Quickly (August 2020)

You'll need Bells to pay for all manner of things while building up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Grounded: Spade Gulch location and Complete the Marker Quest

We show you where Spade Gulch is so that you can head to the Complete the Marker quest objective in Grounded.

Cooking and Growing Vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Have Been Datamined

From an ever-reliable dataminer, at that.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Back Up and Restore Island Save Data

Thanks to a post-launch update you can now back up your island save data in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to back up your save and then restore it if you need to do so.

After Long Radio Silence, Star Citizen's Squadron 42 Resurfaces With a Roadmap For Its New Roadmap

The cinematic story mode for Star Citizen is still incognito and fans aren't happy about it.

Star Wars: Squadrons Isn't Planning a PS5 or Xbox Series X Upgrade

There's always backward compatibility, pilot.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets Fireworks Shows and Dream Islands This Week

One of New Leaf's best features is coming to islands this week.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's Debut Trailer Was In-Engine, but Not Representative of Real Gameplay

GSC Game World also has more to share on console exclusivity, modding, and Game Pass.

After Four Hours, Star Wars: Squadrons is a Faster, Deeper X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

We go hands-on with Star Wars: Squadrons and find a revival that's unpolished but promising.

Star Wars: Squadrons Brings Some Classic X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Ships Into Official Canon

Do you want the BFF-1 bulk freighter? You've got the BFF-1 bulk freighter.

Ooblets Gets Some New Player Looks, Thanks to a Bugfix

Revealing what's been there all along.

No Man's Sky Gets All Dead Space With the Desolation Update

Explore lost freighters for a quick score or a quick death.

Microsoft Flight Simulator's Retail Version Will Ship on 10 Discs

They look pretty aerodynamic.

Ooblets Has Already Hooked Me

Part-Pokemon, part-Stardew Valley, all in its own personality.

Ubisoft Has Reportedly Rebooted Skull & Bones, Its Long-Delayed Pirate Game

It's a different version of a pirate's life for me.

HOTAS Support for Star Wars Squadrons on Console Remains a Question Mark

Don't put money down on a joystick and throttle for PS4 or Xbox One just yet.

Bird Alone Is Trying to Help Us Feel A Little Less Alone In Quarantine

The latest game from George Batchelor offers a warm, daily mental health check-up.

A Sims Reality Show Hosted by an American Idol Finalist Is Coming to TBS

The Sims Spark'd will be quite different from other game TV shows we've heard about recently, and it's premiering soon.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Deep Sea Creatures List

There are 40 deep sea creatures to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's all of the info you'll need to catch them all.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Pearls

Pearls are a rare crafting material introduced as part of Animal Crossing New Horizons first Summer update. Here's how to get Pearls.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Mermaid Recipes List

We detail all of the Mermaid Recipes you can get in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Find Pascal

The deep-sea diving otter called Pascal has been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to find them.

New Jump Rope Challenge Costumes Include a Long Lost Nintendo Mascot

A free-to-play mascot for a free game? It's appropriate!

Sea of Thieves is Getting Custom Servers to Let Pirates Frolic in Peace

Only a few select mateys will be invited to the alpha, however.

EA Is Looking to "Double Down" On Star Wars License

Publisher vows to do something with its exclusive rights to one of the biggest pop culture franchises.

In Star Wars: Squadrons, TIE Fighters Don't Have Shields and That's That, Director Says

EA Motive's Ian Frazier weighs in on customization, balancing lore with gameplay, and post-launch support.

EA Play Live 2020 Recap: New Skate, Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay, and the Rest of Today's Announcements

We got a glimpse of EA's future today, from EA Originals to next-gen.

A New Skate Game Is in the Works at EA

EA is making what may be Skate 4, but it's at a "really early" stage.

Star Wars: Squadrons' New Trailer Unveils Its Dual Rebel and Imperial Single-Player Campaign

The new trailer gives off big X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter: Balance of Power vibes.

EA Play Live Airs Today - How to Watch and What to Expect

Here's an idea of what to look forward to from EA this year.

This War of Mine Will Teach History to Polish High School Kids

The Siege of Sarajevo will come to life for students in Poland.

Why Everyone Is So Psyched For a New Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap is just some dumb simulator where you take pictures of Pokemon, right? What's the big deal?

A New Pokemon Snap Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

The Pokemon wildlife photographer sim finally returns.

Star Wars: Squadrons Promises Support for Joysticks and HOTAS Rigs on PC

So, add $40 to the cost of a new PC, a VR headset, and a high-end controller…

How Surgeon Simulator 2 Is Trying to Be More Than a Medical Mayhem Machine

Bossa's building this sequel with co-op, puzzles, and user-created content in mind.

Evil Genius 2 Shows Off Some Gameplay

Now we know that Evil Genius 2 will play... just like Evil Genius.

Star Wars: Squadron, a New Unannounced Game, Shows Up on Xbox.com [Update]

It appears there's some space combat on the way.

20 Video Game Starting Screens That Left A Fantastic First Impression

From The Last of Us to Mega Man 2, these are our favorite title screens in video games.

Session Boardslides Into Early Access on Xbox One Next Week

The skateboarding sim from creā-ture Studios is rolling down the Game Preview route.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Ribbon Eel

The Ribbon Eel is a pretty awesome looking creature that you can catch in the Summer months of Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to catch one.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Wedding Season Event is a Wonderful Pastel Toybox

The latest event has shades of Happy Home Designer.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Gets Its Space Legs Early Next Year

It's time to leave the spaceship behind.

Kerbal Space Program 2's Original Studio Reportedly Closed After Take-Two Poached Staff

After losing the project and a chunk of its team to Take-Two, Star Theory closed shop.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner's Guide and Walkthrough

Your one-stop shop for all of our guides on Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's a beginner's guide, and walkthrough.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock Island Designer

Later on in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll gain access to the Island Designer app for your NookPhone. Here's everything you need to know.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Mosquitoes

With Summer comes annoying, buzzing and biting Mosquitoes. Here's how to catch them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Summer Shell DIY Recipes List and How to Get Them

Summer means a whole host of new features have been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what you need to know about Summer Shells and the DIY Recipes they're used in.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Whale Shark

The Whale Shark is one of the largest fish you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to get your hands on one.

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