Strategy

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: #100-51

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

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

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 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.

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