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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.

All of Our E3 2019 Coverage: News, Rumors, and Hands-on for the Show's Biggest Games

Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.

Former Artifact Devs Say Revenue Model, Lack of Achievements, and Review Bombing Were Game's Problems

They disagree with the "pay-to-win" narrative around Artifact.

Magic: The Gathering Animated Series Coming To Netflix, Has The Avengers' Russo Brothers Onboard

The stories of the Planeswalkers will be Netflix-bingeable.

Deckbuilding Roguelike Slay the Spire Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Very Soon [Update]

Take your deck on the go in just a few weeks.

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!

Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds, and More Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

But most importantly, SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.

New Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details Reveal Persona-Like School Mechanics

Every day's great at your fantasy military academy.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

John Wick Hex is Keanu Reeves Meets XCOM in New Game by Mike Bithell

The boogeyman comes to Epic Games Store.

League of Legends Developers to Walkout in Protest Today at Riot Games Headquarters, Here's Why

Employees are protesting a controversial clause in their employment contracts, among other things.

Wargroove Essential Tips - Beginner's Guide, How to Skip Battle Animations

This is our Wargroove beginner's guide, including all the essential Wargroove tips you need, as well as how to skip battle animations.

Wolfenstein 2, Wargroove, and More are Coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

A bunch of great titles are coming to Game Pass in May.

Riot Games Employees are Reportedly Planning a Walkout Over Lawsuit Conflict

More news of Riot's treatment towards employees are pushing some to protest.

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.

We Predict Game of Thrones' Final Season Using Reigns: Game of Thrones

A song of ice, fire, and a strategy game's consequences.

Valve Issues First Statement on Artifact in Months, Admits There Are "Deep-Rooted Issues" With Game

Valve is doing away with updates in favor of big changes to the entire game.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes Hands-On: We Talk to Larian Studios About Its Surprising Divinity: Original Sin 2 Spinoff

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is based around tough narrative decisions, like in the RPGs.

Stories From Making Command and Conquer: Blues Brothers Impersonators, Hilariously Low-Tech Sets, and More

Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.

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.

With Artifact Still Struggling, Valve Cuts Ties With Two Key Designers

The layoffs include the primary designer of Valve's CCG.

Wargroove Patch 1.2.0 Set to Address Some Key Complaints About an Otherwise Fun Strategy Game

Faster skip speed, expanded multiplayer, and more.

Gwent's First Expansion, Crimson Curse, Adds Over 100 New Cards

Plus new gameplay mechanics and card types.

Fortnite Week 1 Challenges - How to Complete Season 8 Week 1 Battle Pass Challenges

Here's your complete overview of all the new Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges, live right now.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Gets Release Date and New Details

Take up the mantle of Professor in the new Fire Emblem.

Wargroove Developer Says It Was Denied Cross-Platform, Even As Sony Says It's "Open for Business"

Another developer says it was denied cross-platform on PS4.

New Nintendo Direct Set to Reveal Details on Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Plus more info on upcoming Switch games in 35 minutes of news and updates.

Wargroove Plans Updates to Fix Bugs and Make Game Faster

DLC and expansions also planned.

Wargroove Review

Chucklefish Games repurposes a classic tactics formula while throwing in a few tricks of its own. Our full review.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Star Wars Jedi Academy Lead February's Xbox Games With Gold

Assassin's Creed, Star Wars, and Bomberman are all coming to Games With Gold in February.

A Pair of Classic Command & Conquer Games Are Available on Xbox One Today

Command & Conquer 3 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 are available now.

The 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.

In New Civ 6 Expansion, Climate Change is Science, Not Politics

Climate change plays a big part in the new Gathering Storm expansion.

Honey I Shrunk Civilization 6 to iPhone

Refined UI, smaller screen, same ol' Civ.

Banner Saga 3 Devs Speak Out in Favor of Narrative Games Over "Flavor of the Moment" Games

Stoic Studios is made up of BioWare veterans who know narrative games.

Command and Conquer: Rivals is Coming Exclusively to Mobile, Available on Android Now

The latest Command and Conquer game is a mobile exclusive.

Battletech Designer Accused of Sexual Harassment Resigns: "Believe Every Accusation"

Harebrained Schemes also issued a statement.

Total War: Three Kingdoms Brings Together History and Fantasy For a Franchise First

Total War is not purely historical in this latest entry.

Paradox Interactive Acquires Battletech Developer Harebrained Schemes

The Battletech devs are now a part of Paradox.

BattleTech Review-in-Progress

The detailed tabletop strategy game turns into a detailed digital strategy game.

Behind the Scenes of StarCraft's Earliest Days

StarCraft lead Bob Fitch looks back on the days of "orcs in space," Reaver Drops, and competition with Total Annihilation.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Watch Kat Stream Into the Breach [Watch it Here!]

STREAM | We play the indie darling from the creators of FTL at 2pm ET/11am PT.

Into the Breach Brilliantly Melds FTL and Front Mission Into One of the Best Games of the Year

Subset Games manages to better FTL with an impressive tactics game.

Warcraft 3 Gets a New Patch and Invitational Event

Blizzard remembers its past with a new patch for a strategy classic.

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Review: Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty

Does Rise and Fall add enough to the base game to make this a Real Civilization™?

Civilization 6 Rise and Fall Review Round-up: Play Your Way

Civilization 6's newest expansion opens up how you play.

Disgaea Getting an HD Remake for Its 15th Anniversary

The first Disgaea is getting another shot at the big time.

Disgaea 5 Complete Sales Make PS4 and Switch Nippon Ichi's Main Platforms

Disgaea 5's Switch port has convinced NIS that PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch are the way forward.

Super Robot Wars X Announced, English Subtitled Version Coming April 26

If you've never played a Super Robot Wars game because of the language barrier, now is your chance.

Civilization 6 Rise and Fall Developer Reaffirms Firaxis' Commitment to Expansion Packs Over Microtransactions

"Our love, our passion, and our expertise are in expansion packs."

Starcraft II Goes Free-To-Play

Blizzard is trying something new with its strategy franchise.

Summon Night 6 Survives Delays, Coming This Halloween

Gaijinworks finally offers up the goods on Summon Night 6.

Heat Signature Review: The Great Spaceship Robbery

The developer of Gunpoint returns with another game focused on espionage.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle [Done!]

Two tastes that... taste great together?

Gwent Beta Guide - How to Enter the Beta, How to Unlock Cards, Brand New Story Mode - Everything We Know about this Witcher 3 Spin-off

GWENT, the spin-off card game from CD Projekt RED, originally featured in The Witcher 3, but has now become an entire game in itself.

Microsoft Announces Age of Empires IV From Dawn of War Developer Relic

Relic Entertainment takes on Microsoft's historic strategy series.

Total War's Saga Spin-Off Focuses On "Pivotal Points in History", Not Whole Eras

Creative Assembly is trying something different with Total War.

Valkyria Revolution Review: War Crimes

Sega's Valkyria Chronicles revival is a disappointment.

Gwent Guide - Tips and Tricks, How to Play Gwent, How to Win at Gwent, How to Get Scrap

Gwent, the spin-off game of The Witcher 3, from developer CD Projekt RED, is now in the public beta phase, with a release date still scheduled for later this year.

How Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Modernized a Forgotten 8-bit Strategy Classic for the 3DS

INTERVIEW | Intelligent Systems on building out the story, trying out new mechanics, and why marriage and kids didn't make it into the remake.

Galactic Civilizations III Crusade Review: Every Citizen Is Important

Feed the 4X beast with the next evolution in GalCiv 3.

Endless Space 2 Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Campaign

No one ever says, "I need more dust." ...Unless they're playing Endless Space 2.

Disgaea 5 Complete Rated on PC by ESRB [Updated]

The squad decides that landing a beachhead on the Switch isn't enough.

Fire Emblem Echoes' Developers: Growth Rates Need to be Improved in Future Fire Emblem Games

Developers from Intelligent Systems and Nintendo share their thoughts on growth rates, class changes, and Mila's Turnwheel.

Disgaea 5 Complete Review: The Game of The Year Edition A Few Years Later

Disgaea 5 Complete is a faithful return to the PlayStation 4 original, letting you play Disgaea 5 on the go.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review: Faithful to a Fault

A refreshingly inventive take on Fire Emblem is partly undone by poorly-balanced difficulty.

Phoenix Point Reaches Funding Goal With a Month To Go

Julian Gollop's return to the genre he helped build is fully funded.

X-COM Designer Returns To the Genre With Phoenix Point

Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a new strategy game everyone!

Fire Emblem Heroes Graces Us With Ike's Radiance Tomorrow

The winner of the character popularity poll gets his chance in the sunlight.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Review

In the grim darkness of the far future, Relic Entertainment changes up the Dawn of War formula again.

Starcraft Is Free Now. Completely Free

Blizzard Entertainment makes Starcraft free as it rolls onward to Starcraft Remastered.

Fire Emblem Heroes Showcases Fire Emblem Echoes' Cast in 'World of Shadows'

Nintendo is playing up the upcoming 3DS release with new Heroes on mobile.

Total War: Warhammer II Executes Surprise Attack By Releasing This Year

Creative Assembly is ready to drop the sequel to last year's Total War: Warhammer.

Starcraft Remastered Brings a Classic Into The 4K Era

Blizzard has gone back and given one of its best titles a facelift.

Halo Wars 2 Transcribes Your Trash Talk in Real-Time

Microsoft adds game chat transcription to Halo Wars 2.

Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 3 Releasing This April

Relic's sequel to its successful Warhammer 40K strategy series is coming on April 27

Fire Emblem Heroes Player Spends $1000, Never Gets Hector or Leo

With any gacha mechanic game comes those who have the cash to burn.

XCOM 2's The Long War 2 Expansion Launches

Firaxis and Pavonis Interactive surprise with a quick turnaround from announcement to release.

The Long War 2 Mod Is Coming to XCOM 2

Long War Studios gets a new name and new plan forward.

Civilization VI Adds Poland and The Viking Scenario Today

Jadwiga leads the Kingdom of Poland in the latest Civilization VI update.

Valkyria Chronicles Sequel Heads West and Expands to Xbox One in 2017

The Valkyria Chronicles sequel is coming to the Americas and Europe, with a new friend in tow.

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers Brings Musou Tactics to PS4 & Vita on Jan 31

Koei Tecmo America bringing Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden to our shores.

Total War Heads to a "Brand New Era" Next

After tackling the fictional Warhammer universe, Creative Assembly is moving forward, not back.

After the Review: The Frustration of Civilization VI's Diplomacy

What do you do when your AI neighbors seem to hate you no matter what?

Civilization 6 PC Review: A New Home, Built on Solid Ground

The 4X franchise expands outward with a classic core and some new features.

Civilization VI Offers Multiple Leaders For Certain Civilizations

At launch, Greece will have two leaders to choose from.

Civilization VI Preview: What We Think After a Week With the Game

Mike and Kat recently took a deep dive into Civilization VI. Here's what they found.

Does it Hold Up? Looking Back on XCOM 2 Now That it's on Xbox One and PS4

We loved XCOM 2 when it launched earlier this year, but does it hold up? Plus, some thoughts on the console version.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander PC Review: A Flawed But Promising Space Sim

Halcyon 6 doesn't quite live up to its immense promise out of the gate, but it's on its way.

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