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A New Halo Teaser Indicates Infinite Might Have Ties to Halo Wars 2

Could the events of Halo Wars 2 connect up with what we'll see in Infinite?

Humankind's Cultural Melting Pot Is The "Natural Evolution" Of Amplitude Studios

Why stick with 20 civilizations when you can have a million?

Desperados 3 Review: Quicksave, Quickdraw, Quickload

The developer behind Shadow Tactics lands another headshot on the real-time stealth tactics genre.

Evil Genius 2 Shows Off Some Gameplay

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

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Finally Comes to North America This September

Vanillaware's latest game is hopping in a mech and stomping to North America.

Disintegration Review: Tin Men in Search of Heart

V1 Interactive's debut is solid, but the result is still a bit hollow.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review: Let's Rock

Still hell marching after all these years.

EA Begins Rolling Out Titles on Steam, but There Are Some Notable Absences

Also, EA Access via Steam isn't ready just yet.

Total War Saga: Troy Turns the Minotaur Into a Big Guy With Dreadlocks

Total War puts the history away for something a bit more mythic.

Slay the Spire Coming to iOS This Month, Android Version Still in the Works

Tune into the Guerrilla Collective for more information.

Paradox Reaches Agreement With Swedish Unions For Better Pay, Benefits, And More

Time will tell if other parts of the publisher and developer will embrace unionization.

A Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free For a Day on Epic at Launch

The timed exclusive will have a 24-hour free period.

Civilization 6 Is Free on the Epic Games Store

Just one more turn, I promise.

The Witcher Star Henry Cavill Now Has a Tribute Character in Total War: Warhammer 2

Painting all those minis (and being a great actor) all leads up to this.

Artifact Will Start Trickling Out Invites For Its Big Overhaul Soon

The next version of Artifact isn't too far off.

How Crusader Kings 3 Plans to Attract Fans of RPGs, Sandbox Games, and The Sims

Paradox's grand strategy series wants to reach beyond its hardcore community.

Civilization 6 Makes History With New Season Pass

For the first time ever, the 4X franchise is getting a season pass.

Total War: Elysium Puts a Historic Spin on the CCG

If you've wanted Napolean in a collectible card game, your time is now.

How Fan Feedback Inspired and Helped Build Command & Conquer's Remastered Collection

It was "almost more like a Kickstarter campaign than something from a major publisher."

Gears Tactics Review: 83% XCOM, But Still Totally Gears

Strap on that chainsaw bayonet in this strategy-themed spin-off of the Gears franchise.

Five Great Single-Player Games That Are Also Perfect for Groups

One controller doesn't have to mean playing alone.

Total War and Pac-Man Offered as Free Games to Play While Staying Indoors

A little help for making those social distancing hours go by.

XCOM: Chimera Squad Review: Alien Nation

Firaxis shakes up the XCOM formula in a surprising new addition to the venerable tactics series.

Fire Emblem Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary On a High Note

Three decades later, Fire Emblem's enjoying its resurgence.

Firaxis Reveals More XCOM: Chimera Squad Details: "Neither a Sequel nor an Expansion"

The first expansion for XCOM 2 led to this new standalone entry.

XCOM: Chimera Squad Will Have Ironman Mode and Mod Support, Firaxis Confirms

The standalone XCOM entry will carry forward key XCOM 2 features.

XCOM: Chimera Squad is an Experimental New Take on the Series, And It's Out Next Week

Hybrids, breaching, interwoven turns, and all at a discount.

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Has More Depth Than You See in Most Early Access Games

A glimpse into one of the most popular current games on Steam.

New Inside Xbox Set For Tomorrow, But Don't Expect Any Series X News

Tuesday's show is set to feature news about Gears Tactics, Grounded, and more.

Fire Emblem Heroes is Changing Summoning in a Big Way

You can now select any hero from an event, after a certain amount of pulls.

Iron Danger's Time-Shifting Mechanic Turns a Strategy Game Into a Intriguing Puzzle

Prince of Persia played around with time years ago, and now this unique strategy game is doing it again.

Artifact Won't Be Selling Cards When It Enters "Beta 2.0"

Some big changes are coming to the Dota card game.

Gears Tactics Eschews XCOM Comparisons By Embracing the Brutality of Gears

Tactics with the carnage and momentum of Gears.

2K Is Bringing BioShock, Borderlands, and XCOM to Switch This May

BioShock: The Collection is coming, and it's bringing along some friends.

War of the Visions is Probably the Closest We'll Get to a Final Fantasy Tactics Sequel

The monkey's paw curls, but this mobile strategy game also looks pretty good?

Battle.net Is Getting Slammed by Denial of Service Attacks Right Now

It's impacting everything from World of Warcraft to Call of Duty: Warzone.

Artifact's Reboot Is Large in Order to "Justify Its Existence," Gabe Newell Says

Edge reports it's internally being called Artifact 2.

Life Sucks, But At Least It's Better Than Wasteland 3's Reality

I know we're dealing with a lot, but Wasteland 3's world makes me feel slightly better about our own.

Hearthstone Is Getting Its First New Class Since Launch: The Demon Hunter

Illidan's not just a card anymore.

Teamfight Tactics Goes Mobile This Week With PC Cross-Play

Autobattle on the move.

Command & Conquer Remastered Finally Has a Release Date

You'll be reliving Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, and more in 4K come June.

Team17 Unearths More Worms for 2020

The series hasn't taken a direct hit yet.

Command & Conquer Remastered Devs Uncover Over Four Hours of Previously Unseen Footage in a Hidden Cabinet

A lost archive from the Westwood era will see the light of day.

Three Houses' Best Girl Comes to Fire Emblem Heroes This Week

And Ferdinand too, I guess.

How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games

From tower defense games to resource management sims, these games capture the anxiety around the coronavirus outbreak.

Floppy Knights is a Cheerful Tactics Game About Deckbuilding and Floppy Disks

This blend of cards and combat isn't all doom and gloom.

What Video Game Romances Should Have Remained Friendships?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | On Valentine's Day, we want to hear who you don't ship.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' New DLC Sheds Light on an Overlooked Character

At long last, the truth about Byleth's mom.

Fire Emblem's New DLC Gives the Gatekeeper a Rival

There's not enough room in this monastery for the both of us.

Tea Time With Rhea is Coming to Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Tea time with the Almighty One? Sounds pleasant.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Basement Kids DLC Brings Back Some Classic Classes

The Dark Flier is like the Pegasus Knight, but, y'know, more goth.

"It's Been a Bit of a Hard Week:" Blizzard President Responds to Warcraft 3: Reforged's Reception

J. Allen Brack says Blizzard will continue to update the troubled remaster.

The 25 Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices. Now updated for 2020!

The 25 Best Steam Games

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it. Now updated for 2020!

Warcraft 3 Reforged Gets User Review Bombed to the Bottom of Metacritic

Reforged is probably not the worst game ever.

In Europe, Sega's Going Fully Recyclable for its PC Game Packaging

Console releases, though, are a different matter.

Warcraft 3 Players React to Reforged With Refunds

The early reception to Warcraft 3: Reforged is nowhere near positive.

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #50-26

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #100-51

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

The Warcraft 3 Reforged Interview: Blizzard on Keeping the Remake "Pure"

Instead of a more extensive overhaul, Warcraft 3: Reforged is about creating a remake that can exist alongside the original.

Fire Emblem is Nintendo's Hero in the Mobile Market While Mario Scrabbles for Scraps

Given Mario's enormous star power, why isn't he more lucrative in the mobile space?

Mega Man Battle Network's Creators Are Taking Note of Demand for Series Ports

You shouldn't set your expectations high for a sequel, though.

Thronebreaker, the Gwent RPG, Surprise Dropped on Nintendo Switch Today

They did it, they just gwent and did it.

Warcraft 3 Was the Best Strategy Game Blizzard Ever Made

One of Blizzard's lesser-known classics finally gets its due. Plus, all of the big releases, The Sims 20th anniversary, and more.

Everyone Loves Yuri, Fire Emblem: Three Houses' New Sewer Boy

The prettiest Ninja Turtle.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Adds a Secret Fourth House in New DLC

Byleth dives deep into the Abyss for more students to teach.

Wargroove's Free Double Trouble DLC Gets a Release Date, But PS4 Players Will Have to Wait

Double Trouble will drop first on PC, Switch, and Xbox One next month.

Valve's Dota Underlords Has Been Having Trouble Holding Onto Players

The autobattler has been slowly bleeding players.

Eric Van Allen's Top 10 Games of 2019: The Head and the Heart

Murder Hogwarts, class of 2019.

2019 Was the Year of Auto Chess Fever

It's far from a flash in the pan, though.

Nintendo Knows What You Played the Most in 2019, and Now You Can Find Out Too

See just how much time Fire Emblem and Pokemon ate up.

Warcraft 3: Reforged Arrives Next Month with a Rebuilt World Editor

Meet me in the Life of a Peasant lobbies.

Gears Tactics is Taking a Turn At Fighting the Locust Horde Next April

Don't worry, there are still chainsaws on the Lancers.

Wargroove Developers Respond to Criticisms of Whitewashed Voice Cast

"We want to be honest about what happened."

Phoenix Point Review: Still Trying to Rise

XCom creator Julian Gollop returns to the genre he helped kick off, with uneven results.

Starship Troopers Will Become an RTS Next Year

For those still clamoring for Starship Troopers games.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Traveling Gamer

If your special someone is always on the go, here's some ideas to make those delayed departures sting a little less.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Finally Adds Another Gay Romance Option For Male Byleth

Small spoiler warning: we'll be detailing the new S-Rank character for male Byleth.

New Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC Has Everyone Thirsty

Maid outfits and Jeritza for all.

Starting Screen | Blizzard Had a Terrible Weekend, But At Least Warcraft 3: Reforged is Good

Maybe Blizzard's best days really are behind it.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds is Blizzard's Puzzling Reaction to Auto Chess

Its autobattling, but also very much Hearthstone.

Blizzard President Apologizes for Hearthstone Controversy, Doesn't Change Ruling

Brack apologized, but didn't change the company's stance despite protest.

End of a Reign: The Final Days of Crusader Kings 2

Paradox tells us about how it's giving Crusader Kings 2 a proper sendoff in the months leading up to Crusader Kings 3.

Nintendo Switch Lite Sold Close to 2 Million Units in Less Than 2 Weeks

The smaller Switch is off to a big start.

DeepMind's StarCraft 2 A.I. Ranks Higher Than 99.8% of Human Players

If you lost against AlphaStar, we're sorry.

Four Months Later, Auto Chess' Successors Are Rewriting the Genre

Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.

How Crusader Kings 2 Turned Paradox Into a Powerhouse

With Crusader Kings 3 on the horizon, we look back on Crusader Kings 2's surprising success with key developers from Paradox.

Command & Conquer Remasters Will Let You Rapidly Swap Resolutions At The Push of a Button

Go retro or modern with a single keystroke.

Paradox Answers 12 Major Questions About Crusader Kings 3

We chat with Director Henrik FĂ„hreus about Crusader Kings 3's biggest changes.

Crusader Kings 3 is Happening, And It Has Some Much-Requested Features

The fan favorite strategy series from Paradox is back in a big way.

AOC, Rubio, and Other Legislators Pen Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Over Hearthstone Player's Suspension

A bipartisan letter from U.S. lawmakers urges Blizzard to correct course.

Medieval Succession Simulator Crusader Kings 2 is Currently Free to Play

Get to work building your empire.

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign [Update]

American University's players have received some late judgment.

Paradox Pulls Stellaris Mobile After Stolen Halo Art Discovered In-Game

That's a uh... that's a UNSC logo.

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