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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 Fåhreus 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.

League of Legends is Coming to Mobile and Consoles Next Year

League is going mobile over the next year with the slightly different League of Legends: Wild Rift.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is On Indefinite Hiatus Due to Lack of Time and Resources

Larian Studios and Logic Artists were originally targeting Fallen Heroes for a November 2019 release.

Starting Screen | Blizzard's Troubled 2019 Finds the Once Invincible Studio at a Crossroads

This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?

Wargroove Is Getting a Free Heist-Themed Co-Op DLC Called Double Trouble

Chucklefish will also introduce some new tools for custom maps and game-wide balance changes.

Suspended Hearthstone Player Says He Accepts Blizzard's New Ruling

Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.

Blizzard Reduces Suspension of Hearthstone Player and Casters Following Community Outcry

Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.

"It's Hypocritical for Blizzard to Punish Blitzchung but Not Us"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.

"How Big Is This Going to Get?“: The Future of Killer Queen And Its Console Counterpart

Talking with developers and a few members of Killer Queen's dedicated New York arcade scene about the new multiplayer spin-off.

Blizzard "Assessing the Situation" Amid Fracas Over Hearthstone Suspension

Protests against Blizzard's ruling might have the company rethinking its stance.

Collegiate Hearthstone Players Hold Up 'Free Hong Kong Boycott Blizzard' Sign During Match [Update]

The community response to yesterday's suspension is growing.

Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself

Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.

Police Say One Man Stole $40,000 of Games and Equipment From Valve, Tried to Sell Games to GameStop

The suspect also led police on a chase while driving a stolen FedEx truck last year.

Blizzard Employees Silently Protest While Hearthstone Players Call for Boycotts Over Player's Suspension

After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.

John Wick Hex Review: Excommunicado

An amazing action series yields a one-dimensional tactics game.

Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Voicing Support of Hong Kong Protests [Update]

Fans are upset over Blitzchung's suspension, following his on-air support of the protests.

Teamfight Tactics is Getting Its Own Competitive Scene

The League of Legends spinoff will get its own spot on the esports stage.

Overland Review: Where Not Even Knife-Wielding Dogs Can Save You

Overland is finally out, and it's more brutal than we imagined.

John Wick Hex Turns Gun-Fu Into a Strategy Game Next Month

Write down the launch date, then hide all your pencils.

Troy: A Total War Saga Will Try to Find Truth Behind the Myth Next Year

Creative Assembly is tackling the Iliad.

Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

Brace Yourself Games is bringing the mech strategy genre back in a big way.

The Next Total War Saga Heads to Mythological Troy

The land of gods and monsters seems to be the next saga locale.

Hearthstone Pro Flubs League Match Because He's Playing Auto Chess at Same Time

Not quite the Bobby Fischer of Auto Chess.

NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.

Project Sakura Wars Trailers Show Off New Characters, Mechs, and Gameplay Details

Sega had a lot to share about the game at TGS.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Patch Replaces Former Voice Actor of Male Byleth

Zach Aguilar is taking on Byleth duties now.

Civilization 6's New Battle Royale Mode Isn't A Joke, But Its Tone Sure is Goofy

If Tetris can have one, why not Civ?

Brenda Romero On Her Own Storied History, From FAQ Writing to Empire of Sin

At Gamescom 2019, we catch up with industry legend Brenda Romero to learn about her upcoming Prohibition-era set strategy game.

Game Devs Speak Out on Gaming's Discoverability Problem

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Gearbox Announces Homeworld 3, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Fig

Blackbird Interactive is helming a sequel to the 3D space RTS classics.

Finji's Overland Exits Early Access and Comes to Consoles in September

You only have a few more weeks to survive without it.

Former Artifact Designer Says Expansions Were in the Works Prior to His Departure

He hopes the maligned card game can still find an audience.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hackers Find Secret Blue Lions Conversations Only Accessible Through Mods

The Blue Lions route was going to be even more heartbreaking.

Dota Underlords Is Getting Duos

Auto chess in pairs.

Humankind is Amplitude Studios' Shot at Improving Civilization

After several excellent 4X titles, Amplitude is coming for Civilization directly.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Sets Several Series Sales Records

Now say that five times fast.

You Probably Missed One of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Biggest Unmaskings

Learn a little more about our dear friend, the Death Knight.

Pokemon Masters Already Has 5 Million Pre-Registrations

You get to be a Pokemon Master! And you get to be a Pokemon Master!

Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum Deck Guides, Trailer, Plague Cards, and Quests

Get all the info on the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion for Hearthstone.

Teamfight Tactics vs Dota Underlords: The State of Auto Chess Now That the Dust Has Settled

The big question isn't who's next, but what's next?

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Triumph Studios brings two great genres together once again.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hackers Find Data Suggesting Sothis Could Be a DLC Character and More

Unused voice lines and more are hidden away in Three Houses' files.

Riot Games Confirms Teamfight Tactics is Here To Stay

The League developer is making its autobattler a permanent part of the family.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fans Are In Love With Its Nameless Gatekeeper

He's reliable, charming, and great with battle-scarred kids.

Male Byleth Lines Being Re-Recorded in Fire Emblem: Three Houses After Controversy, Nintendo Confirms

The former Byleth voice actor will be patched out by a new one.

What's Your Favorite Strategy Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With a new Fire Emblem out in the wild, let's talk strategy.

Controversial Fire Emblem: Three Houses Voice Actor Quietly Replaced in the Mobile Game [Update]

Amid allegations, Male Byleth's VA has been swapped out in Heroes.

Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum Card Reveal - Dark Pharaoh Tekahn and Friends Join the Warlock's Menagerie

Tekahn wants to be the cornerstone for Warlock Lackey decks.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Intelligent Systems' venerable tactics series finally returns to console, but is it a success? Our full review.

Hand of Fate Developer Defiant Ceasing Work On New Games

The studio shares one glimpse of what they were working on, too.

Twitch Plays Teamfight Tactics Takes Out Quite A Few Unsuspecting Human Players

It's not quite as chaotic as the Pokemon one, though.

Wargroove is Coming to the PlayStation 4 Very Soon

Get your Wargroove on next week, PlayStation 4 owners.

Plants vs. Zombies 3 Is Happening, But For Now It's Locked In Pre-Alpha

Time to get the army of the dead off my dang lawn again.

Confirmed: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Has Same-Sex Romance Options

More love can bloom on the battlefield.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Essentially A Spiritual Successor To A Game That Never Came West

The spirit of one of the best Fire Emblems lives on, two decades later.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Tips

Tips and guides for PvZ: Garden Warfare 2.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - Gold Gnome Lever Puzzle Solution

Turn the dial to earn rare gnome rewards.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Scale "Simply Wouldn't Have Been Possible" Without Koei Tecmo, Says Devs

They needed a hand making battles even bigger, so they went to the masters.

Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year

Relive the glory days, now on the go.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Dota Underlords Battle Pass Is "In The Works," Says Valve Dev

Not surprising, given Dota's history with passes.

Teamfight Tactics, Riot's Popular New Take On Auto Chess, Launches For All This Week

And look at the adorable little legends you can play as!

Hearthstone Swaps Around Classic Set, But Initial Reactions Seem Mixed

The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.

StarCraft is Getting a Kid-Friendly Graphics Pack Courtesy of Carbot Animations

StarCraft is getting a new look courtesy of the YouTube animation team.

Twitch Lawsuit Blames Artifact Porn Streams for Permanently Pushing Users Off the Platform

Twitch reveals the extent of the damage caused by the Artifact stream attack.

After Playing a Bunch of Dota Underlords, Valve's Effort Feels a Little Too Safe

Underlords takes the tried-and-true Valve approach, for all that entails.

How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers

We check out the unique strategy game being developed with consultation from the film series' creators.

The E3 2019 Awards: The Best Games We Saw at This Year's Show

Here are all the best games we saw at E3 2019, including our Game of the Show!

Fire Emblem Three Houses Release Date, Characters, Gameplay - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to all the Fire Emblem Three Houses characters, release date, gameplay, and more.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Have Romance, but Only After a Five-Year Time Skip

Also, there will be dual-audio options for the whole game.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Brings Jim Henson's Gelflings to Switch

Teaching a whole new generation of children about tactics games.

The Original Auto Chess Creators are Creating an Exclusive Version for Epic Games Store

The original Auto Chess team is switching to a different platform.

We Played Teamfight Tactics, Riot's New Auto Chess, and It's Looking Like A Real Competitor

A new game mode for League could pose some real competition.

Riot Games Is Launching Teamfight Tactics, Its Own 'Auto Chess,' Later This Month

The developers of League of Legends are stepping into the autobattler ring.

Frostpunk and Moonlighter Are Coming to EA Origin Access

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

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