Simulations

Once the King of PC Gaming, MechWarrior is Now the Big Stompy Ghost of a Bygone Era

A legacy series returns, and there’s little else like it in gaming today.

Media Molecule's Dreams Comes to Life Early Next Year

With its early access period essentially over, Dreams now has a release date.

Why It's So Much Easier for Half-Life: Alyx to Just Show Hands

It all hinges on the elbows (sorry).

The Early Access Period for Dreams Is Coming to an End Soon

If you want in on Dreams before the full release, now's the time.

A Massive Stardew Valley Update is Dropping Very Soon

The free 1.4 update is just around the corner for PC players.

Planet Zoo: Is It Coming to Xbox One?

Planet Zoo is out now for PC. But is it coming to Xbox One anytime soon?

Planet Zoo: How to Build Hard Shelters

Some animals will require a Hard Shelter in Planet Zoo. Here’s how to build them using the Terrain tools.

Planet Zoo Animals List

Planet Zoo features a wide array of animals to look after as part of your very own zoo. Here’s a full list.

A Thank You From USgamer For Extra Life 2019

We beat our goal, and it's thanks to all of you.

EA Doubles Down on Live Service Games Ahead of Next Gen

Ultimate Team titles, The Sims 4, and Apex Legends are leading EA's digital growth and informing its strategy.

Modders Are Already Importing Classic Skateboarding Levels Into Session

New game meets old skate spots.

You Can Catch Fish With the Game Boy's Weirdest Accessory

You can lie about "the one that got away," but your Game Boy knows the truth.

Stardew Valley's Creator on Self-Publishing, the "Everything" Update, and His Future as a Solo Developer

Talking to Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone about the future of the popular farming sim.

Here Are the Best The Sims 4 Mods You Can Download Now

We all know that The Sims games are much better with cheats and mods, so here are the best Sims 4 mods that you absolutely must download

The Sims 4 Cheat Codes: Money, Vampire, Items and More

The Sims 4 is a ton of fun as is, but can be made even better by using Cheats. Here’s a full list of The Sims 4 Cheats.

Nintendo Teases Spiritual Successor To Wii Fit... We Think?

Get fit with a Switch band?

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review

Ancestors has flashes of brilliance amidst lots and lots of tedium.

Maxis Appears to be Working on a New Game Unrelated to The Sims

Something new is on the horizon for the sim developer.

Dragon Quest Builders Director Departs Square Enix Citing Burnout and Desire for Different Development Cycle

One of the builders of Builders is ready for something new.

Kerbal Space Program 2 Launching on Consoles in 2020

The lovable game about space exploration is finally getting a sequel.

No Man's Sky's Beyond Update is Rough, But It's Already Getting Patched Up

Hello Games is already putting out a lot of hotfixes.

How Chanbanhi is Turning Video Game Memes Into an Artform

We catch up the editor behind those viral Animal Crossing edits you've probably been seeing around lately.

Overclocking the Nintendo Switch Shows Its Potential, as Well as Its Drawbacks

Digital Foundry takes a look at the potential inside the chip.

Cooking Mama's Next Venture Has a Secret Ingredient: Blockchain

You can also ditch the meat.

"There is a Benefit for Lying [About Loot Boxes]"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry, academics, and watchdogs weigh in on the loot box debate for the FTC in a week full of big issues.

No Man's Sky Beyond Update Will Let You Milk Aliens

The Last Jedi tie-in we've been waiting for.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Room Recipes - All Set Room Recipes

Here's our guide on all the Dragon Quest Builders 2 room recipes you can construct.

No Man’s Sky: Beyond Launches in Two Weeks, but Hello Games Is Keeping a Huge Part of It a Secret

A third part of the Beyond update has yet to be revealed.

Pokemon Go Catches One Billion Downloads

Three years since its debut, Pokemon Go endures like a Metapod that's used "Harden" 100 times.

MechWarrior 5 Dev Says Timed Epic Exclusivity Is About Visibility

Getting discovered on Steam is getting harder and harder these days, it seems.

MechWarrior 5, Now a Timed Epic Exclusive, Gets Bumped Back to December

The big robots will stay with Epic for a year.

Stardew Valley Fish Guide

Fishing is one of the best ways to make money in Stardew Valley. Here’s all of the info you need to know.

Wargroove is Coming to the PlayStation 4 Very Soon

Get your Wargroove on next week, PlayStation 4 owners.

Pokemon Masters Has You Work With Friends To Dominate Poke-Hell Island

"Some of you will form alliances, though we don't recommend it."

SolSeraph Misses the Point of ActRaiser's Town-Building Simulation

Do not forget the ways of the old gods.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Free Coin Chests

Find hidden coins within the sewers.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Earn Coins and Level Up Fast

Follow these tips to level up quick.

ActRaiser is Awesome Because it's About Bashing Monsters While Trying to Understand God's Love

There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.

Beloved GBA Game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is Getting a Switch Remake

Get your butt back to the farm before Karen claws your eyes out.

How a The Sims Machinima About a Pregnant 16-Year-Old Spawned a Soap Opera Dynasty

These two sisters are rewriting the soap opera rulebook with The Sims.

US Super Mario Maker 2 Players May Not Get a Stylus, But There is This Sweet Lunchbox

Do not attempt to use your lunchbox in the place of a stylus, though.

Gran Turismo Sport Demos Stunningly Realistic Rain Weather Effects for the First Time

Gameplay footage genuinely looks live-action.

Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife

Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Won't Use Cloud Saves to Avoid Time Manipulation

Nintendo knows what you've been up to.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon's Customization Options Prove Representation Can Be Simple

Sometimes it just comes down to letting people play as themselves.

Mr. Resetti Will Be on the Job Hunt in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossings' angriest mole won't be tunneling through your front yard anymore.

We've Learned a Lot About Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Including Why It Was Delayed

Here's what we learned about Animal Crossing: New Horizons from E3.

Vote Here for the USG Best of E3 2019 Community Award!

What did you love most from E3 2019? We want to hear from you!

Animal Crossing New Horizons for Switch Delayed to March 2020

A blow to many prospective, virtual home buyers.

Frostpunk and Moonlighter Are Coming to EA Origin Access

11 Bit Studios is bringing more of its games to EA's subscription service.

Madden 20 EA Play 2019 Hands-On: 5 Observations and My Current Confidence Level

Madden 20 adds some new features to highlight the superstars, but is it enough?

Pokemon Sleep Wants to Turn "Sleep Into Entertainment"

The Pokemon Company wants to game sleep like it gamed walking.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

Super Mario Maker 2 Channels the Spirit of Miiverse With Its Robust Social Tools

Nintendo hasn't skimped on communication options. Remember to behave yourself.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

Super Mario Maker 2's Adorable Themed Stylus Isn't Coming to North America

Super Mario Maker 2's cool stylus for attractive level designers isn't on the menu for North Americans.

Japan Gets Adorable Super Mario Maker 2 My Nintendo Prizes, North America Gets to Stare Jealously

Japan understands you can never outgrow stickers and notebooks.

The 25 Best Steam Games: Now Updated for 2019

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!

Frostbite's Next-Gen Hair Tech Demo Is Super Realistic And Definitely Not Creeping Me Out

I am totally fine with the lifelike hair dolls and the tech that powers them.

Minecraft Earth Is a New Augmented Reality Mobile Game and It Hits Closed Beta This Summer

Turn your city block into blocks this summer.

Outer Wilds Will Launch As Timed Epic Exclusive, And Backers Don't Seem Happy

The Fig-funded space exploration sim won't be coming to Steam right away.

A "Minecraft Go" Might Be in the Cards

"You caught CREEPER! Now let it go. Fast."

Pokemon Go Gets Its First Wild Legendary Pokemon Drop

You can try and catch at least one of the three legendary Lake Trio Pokemon, provided you're on certain continents.

Super Mario Maker 2 Will Have Cat Bowser According to Japanese Ad

Don't think about the size and contents of Cat Bowser's litterbox—Oh, too late.

Planet Zoo is a Sim From the Creators of Planet Coaster in the Style of Zoo Tycoon

We're going to the zoo. How about you?

What's Your Favorite Co-Op Game to Play With Loved Ones?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's a weekend all about spending time with family and friends, so let's hunker down and talk about our favorite co-op games!

"The Fact That We're Still So Afraid of a Topic Like Weed Instead of Murder Simulators [...], It's Shocking"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console news abound, games are banned and restricted, and big companies continue to get even bigger.

Anno 1800 Review

Gotta get back in time.

Dreams Wants to Make Game Developers of Us All, And I'm Convinced It's Working

Dreams has scope unlike any other creation-focused game before it.

The Labo VR Experience: My Journey to Look Up a Cardboard Bird's Butt

Up, up, and away with Nintendo's attempt at virtual reality.

HD Mode 7 Emulation Mod Brings Smooth New Life to Jagged SNES Graphics

Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.

Starting Screen | Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Kat may not have time for competitive games anymore, but her tastes haven't changed as much as you might think.

How Sokpop Collective Found a Way to Make Small Games for a Living With Patreon

Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.

In No Man's Sky VR, No One Can Hear You Puke From Spinning Your Ship Out on Accident

We get hands-on time with No Man's Sky's upcoming VR update.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Fixes My Biggest Problem With the First Game

It's easier to enjoy the fruits of your labors in the second Dragon Quest Builders.

Dreams Early Access Starts April 16, 2019

Get creating for $29.99 and then get the full PS4 game on its eventual release.

Overland Feels Right at Home on Switch, and Nine Other Indie Games We Loved at GDC 2019

Another GDC, another year of great indies.

Xbox One S All-Digital "Maverick" Console Reportedly Releasing on May 7

Microsoft's rumored console hasn't been announced yet, but it's taking shape regardless.

Sean Murray Talks About "Drinking From the Firehose" of Criticism During No Man's Sky Launch

"For the majority of developers, release is a real low point."

Hate Spiders Like Any Sane Human? You'll Love Satisfactory's Arachnophobia Mode

That one Jak and Daxter level still haunts me.

The Paradox Way: Paradox's CEO on the Future of the Hit Strategy Publisher

At DICE Summit 2019, we catch up with Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud to chat about supporting games in the long term, fostering a healthy work environment, and more.

Prominent Sims 4 Player Accused of Sexually Harassing Teens, EA Apologizes for Slow Response

"We sincerely apologize for the delay in taking the right actions here," EA says.

Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass in April

The hugely popular world-building and survival game will soon be part of the Xbox subscription service.

We've Played Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and It's a Confounding and Ambitious Next Step for Niantic

We get our first look at the Pokemon Go developer's upcoming AR-enabled game.

X-Wing Alliance Came Out 20 Years Ago Today, And We've Seen Little Like It Since

Let's pour one out for the end of an era.

Stardew Valley Celebrates Anniversary With Release Date on Android

All that's missing at this point is a version for your microwave.

Pokemon Go's Snapshot Mode Isn't Pokemon Snap 2, But It's Still Very Cool

Gotta Snap 'em All! No, no, we're not talking about necks.

Shiny Meltan Now Available In Pokemon Go For a Limited Time: How to Get One

Our favorite already-shiny Pokemon is getting a Shiny version.

Farming Simulator is Now an Esport With a Big Cash Prize and Everything

Players can compete for up to €250,000 in prizes.

Nintendo's Indie Showcase Reveals Multiple 2019 Games, and Goat Simulator is Out Now

The Switch looks like it will continue being a great place for indie games in 2019.

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