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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.

WWE 2K Dev Promises a "Significant Evolution in Gameplay" in the Next Title

Will a year off and a trip back to the drawing board help WWE 2K thrive?

No Man's Sky Is Heading to Xbox Game Pass in June

If you get tired of Sea of Thieves, maybe you should take to the stars.

Minecraft Celebrates Pac-Man's 40th By Putting Him In the Game

The round guy just got blocky.

PS4 Days of Play Sale Returns With Death Stranding, Dreams, and Nioh 2 Savings

It'll basically lead right up to the release of The Last of Us Part 2.

Factorio Dev Gets $39,600 From G2A as a Make-Good For Stolen Key Sales

G2A says it will continue to pay devs for key chargeback losses "if they are able to prove they were illegitimate."

Kerbal Space Program 2 Delayed to Fall 2021 Due to "Unique Challenges" From COVID-19

The new studio behind the sequel says it'll keep fans updated on its progress.

Danny Trejo Will Be a Talk Show Correspondent... In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

He'll be appearing more often on the popular Animal Talking.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Stamp Rally Won't Take Long to Finish

Like the May Day maze, you'll probably knock this out in a single sitting.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: International Museum Day and Stamp Rally Rewards

We tell you everything we know about the International Museum Day Event and the Stamp Rally.

The Musicians of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Unite for a Digital Performance

The vibes of this performance, reader? They're extremely good.

Animal Crossing Cat Cosplay Items Will Encourage Your Cat to Pee in Your Shoes

Dress up your kitty in Animal Crossing: Mew Horizons apparel and die a warrior's death.

Rockstar Stokes Fires of GTA Online's Alien Gang War with Free Martian Bodysuits

They know what's been going on, it seems.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Localizer Explains the Origins of Infamous Sea Bass Joke

Rob Heiret says "it's been humbling" to see New Horizons take off, but he's also a bit tired of the sea bass.

YouTube Gaming's Short Term Memory Strikes Again

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | YouTube's latest exclusivity deal is a reminder that it will choose money over not giving racism a platform every chance it gets.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What Counts as a Clifftop River?

There are a few species of fish that will only appear in clifftop rivers. Here's what counts as a clifftop river.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Golden Trout

The Golden Trout is one of the rarest river-dwelling fish you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to catch one.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Banded Dragonfly

We show you how to catch a Banded Dragonfly to sell or donate to Blathers.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Rosalia Batesi Beetle

We explain how to catch a Rosalia Batesi Beetle without leaving your island.

Fortnite's No-Combat "Party Royale" Mode Launches This Week

No weapons, just music, activities, and friends in silly costumes.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fans Made a Fake Nintendo Direct to Share Their Features Wishlist

If crafting's become the bane of your existence, this video's for you.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Scorpion

We explain how to catch a scorpion, one of the most dangerous bugs in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Violin Beetle

We explain how to catch the long-necked Violin Beetle in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How We're Feeling About Animal Crossing: New Horizons After Its First Full Month

We're over 30 days from the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How have its inaugural days been?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

We explain how to catch one of the rarest butterflies in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-Mahi are one of the more impressive fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, but we can show you where to catch them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Giant Trevally

We explain how to catch one of New Horizons' larger fish, the Giant Trevally.

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