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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.

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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.

The Sims 4 Cheats: How to Use Cheats, Cheats List, Money, Relationship Cheats

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.

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.

The Sims 4 Mods: Sims 4 Trait, Vampire and Hair Mods - The Top 10 Best Sims 4 Mods and Beyond!

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Stardew Valley Gets a Frame Rate Fix on the Switch

Rise and shine. Time to farm.

The Best Console to Play Ace Combat 7 is Kind of Surprising

And the winner is...

Overcooked 2 Beat Out Pokemon for a Top Spot on Japan's Switch Digital Downloads

Ghost Town Games' kitchen sim proved to be a hit in Japan.

Stardew Valley Guide - Essential Tips to Help You Become the Ultimate Farmer

Everything you need to know to go from rags to riches in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley Villager Locations - Introduction Quest, Meet Everyone Explained

The first quest you are given is a tough one, but well worth doing. Here’s how to meet everyone in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley Marriage Guide - Gift Guide, Who Can You Romance in Stardew Valley?

Got your eye on someone special in Stardew Valley and wanna know what makes them tick. Look no further.

The Games That Are Probably Not Coming Out in 2019

Sorry to be an agent of reality checks.

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update Finally Has a PC Release Date

Play with your friends, live your best life.

Jurassic World Evolution Review

The kingdom hasn't fallen yet, but the world could be a bit bigger.

No Man's Sky Next is a Testament to the Modern Era of Evolving Video Games

The game can always be improved.

The Sea of Thieves Beta is Having Connectivity Issues, Matey

Some players can't connect to the closed beta.

The US Government is Developing a School Shooting Survival Sim for Teachers

The US Army and Department of Homeland Security are developing a VR training simulator for teachers.

Cities Skylines Goes Green This Month in New DLC

Green Cities lets you make your cities a bit more environmentally conscious.

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Launches, But No Switch Action Yet

The Better Together update is live in Minecraft.

Ark: Survival Evolved Review: A Rough Rodeo As a Dino Rider

Studio Wildcard's survival game is out of Early Access. Did the two years help the team build a clean, cohesive experience?

The Sims 4 Coming PS4 and Xbox One This November

Now you can usher your Sims to an untimely demise on consoles.

Kerbal Space Program Purchased By Take-Two As It Explores The Indie Landscape

Squad looks to remain independent, but with more resources.

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