From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.
From humble beginnings came a tale of peanuts, necromancy, hellfire, and community.
Two publishing giants want the makers of the Dirt and Formula One games.
In pursuit of a disc-flinging esports renaissance, Dotemu's leaving this sequel in the oven a bit longer.
A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.
You call a cup a trophy? This is a trophy.
Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too
WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.
It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.
In addition to getting a WNBA career mode, there's a bunch of other new additions coming.
They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.
GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.
Next-gen sports will arrive a little after launch.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Take-Two offered an ugly peek at the future with NBA 2K21.
EA's hockey sim includes a long-awaited update to a classic mode, but legacy issues drag it down to the ice.
It doesn't sound like ads are necessarily going away, but 2K promises the issue "will be fixed in future episodes."
Legume deicide is hard work, you know.
A month after release, some ads find their way into NBA 2K.
Yup, a game with player retention issues and a widely criticized collection both did quite well.
On the new consoles, it may actually be quite easy to notice the tweaks coming to 2K21.
The cultural event of Blaseball only continues to escalate.
EA's soccer franchise tries to score one more goal before full-time is called on the current console generation.
There were "ultimately some trade-offs" made for next-gen console versions.
A good glimpse of the future for sports games on next-gen.
Speedier than a lap of the Downhill Jam dam.
Madden 21's dollar sales are up double-digits on its predecessor.
Nintendo's latest exercise game has encouraged me to keep up exercise like nothing before.
Vicarious Visions delivers an exhilarating, near-unbruised remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.
The quarterback can take the field again.
Can Activision keep up the momentum from Tony Hawk 1 + 2's positive reception?
Digital sales are trending upwards, however.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 makes skateboarding feel truly welcoming to all.
The backlash against Madden NFL 21 is symptomatic of a larger problem.
Skateboarding can be a socially distant activity, after all.
Visual playoff brackets and more are on the way.
Lots of fixes to Madden 21's gameplay are inbound.
The Long Shadow stars Michael K. Williams and Djimon Hounsou.
Solid improvements to the gameplay are marred by subpar single-player modes and a huge number of bugs.
Pro skater Lizzie Armanto, the developers of Skater XL, and more reflect on the legacy and future of skateboarding games.
Player rankings are helping fans peer into the gears.
Today, you can get a small taste of what this year's $60 NBA 2K offering is like.
Executive Producer Seann Graddy talks about Madden NFL 21's brand-new mode, franchise mode woes, and the road to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The team needs more time to try and fully realize its ambitions.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | While we're not doing combos in the warehouse, let's chat about some great game demos.
The runner will be blindfolded obviously, not the Smash Brothers.
The game is looking to truly honor the legacy of a famous trick's creator.
A surreal sports sim rose from the ashes of sports. Now we can't get enough.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is shaping up to be good, thankfully.
Lights out: burrito radio.
The defending world champion U.S. Women's National Team will be playable on next-gen consoles.
"FIFA 21 is the most responsive game we've ever made," EA says.
The $10 hike reflects an increase in quality and costs.
Franchise Mode's updates will carry on into a whole new year of Madden.
Here are the known locker codes released for NBA 2K20 as of August 2020.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Electronic Arts sees a phenomenal surge in sales due to the pandemic, but the impact on the bottom line is minimal compared to a good tax dodge.
Madden isn't the only football game with an NFLPA deal anymore.
Only three tracks from the original soundtracks are missing from the remakes.
FUT Co-op also among this year's additions.
Steam owners will still get updates, but new users won't be able to download it.
Less dense simulation, more engaging fights.
The Chel team is relying on "forward compatibility" for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Electronic Arts will reflect the recent ditching of Washington's old team name.
Everyone's itching to get fit.
The brawls will stay on this gen, at least for now.
The idea of charging for upgrades is reportedly off of the table.
Can you smell what Saber Interactive is cooking?
EA seems to be following a different path with Madden 21, and that's a good thing.
Player Earl Thomas's special play-reading ability has caused concern during Madden 21's closed beta.
"We see your fix Madden Franchise tweets and we understand your frustration," executive producer Seann Graddy says.
The pricier editions featuring Kobe Bryant will provide "dual-access" within console families.
A free-to-play mascot for a free game? It's appropriate!
The #FixMaddenFranchise crowd isn't happy with the state of the franchise in Madden NFL 21.
A reveal for the next-gen cover star will be made tomorrow.
Jet Set Radio turns 20.
But Konami's PES still holds the rights to F.C. Barcelona.
License to Skill Stick.
But it's still far away from launching.
Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele thinks there "will be no turning back" once players actually witness next-gen systems.
Despite its absence, EA says more info is on the way.
There are some catches, but for lots of folks FIFA 21 will transfer over just fine.
EA is making what may be Skate 4, but it's at a "really early" stage.
Counting Burnout Paradise and Apex, that leaves five unannounced titles.
Looks like the in-depth stuff is coming later.
The skateboarding sim from cre?-ture Studios is rolling down the Game Preview route.
Real soccer noise recorded for video games, now used for real soccer matches.
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