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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.

NIS America Bringing God Wars to PS4 and Vita in Early 2017

Kadokawa Games' tactical RPG is heading Westward. Starving tactics fans rejoice.

Final Fantasy Tactics' Matsuno Returns to Directing with Lost Order

Matsuno takes on his biggest project in a long time with a real-time tactics game for mobile platforms.

Madden 17 Tips: Best Running and Passing Money Plays With No Adjustments Needed

You will find success with these eight plays, none of which require any adjustments.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Follow-Up Heads West in October

Koei Tecmo America is bringing the standalone expansion to the latest Nobunaga's Ambition to our shores.

Starcraft HD Remaster Rumbles Around the Rumor Mill

Blizzard is reportedly planning on releasing an HD remaster for the original Starcraft.

Civilization VI Makes Me Hungry For That 151st Turn

Mike sits down with Sid Meier's Civilization VI for 150 turns.

Summon Night 6 to Bring PlayStation Devotees the Closest Thing They're Gonna Get to Fire Emblem in Feb. 2017

But, you can order the impressively excessive limited edition now.

Sega Acquires Endless Space Dev, Strengthens Strategy Stable

Amplitude Studios joins Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment under the Sega banner.

That Time at E3 That NIS America Tried to Get Me Drunk

Not that they needed to; their lineup of niche software stands on its own.

Dragon Quest Builders Truly is the Dragon Quest of Minecraft Clones

Not just in appearance, but in terms of its fundamental design philosophy.

Deus Ex GO is the Next Game in the GO Series

Square Enix Montreal's strategy series takes on Deus Ex next.

Summon Night 6 Breaks Borders With Western Launch in 2017

Gaijinworks brings a localized version of the strategy RPG to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Civilization VI Preview: Rebuilding an Empire

Firaxis Games looks to the past to chart a new future for Civilization.

Atlas Reactor Jumps Onto Steam Early Access

After transitioning away from free-to-play Trion's competitive tactics title moves to Steam.

Civilization VI Revamps Cities and Research, Coming October 21

Firaxis Games surprises with a new Civilization in the near future.

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III Continues The Eternal Struggle

Relic Entertainment is working on a brand-new entry in the Warhammer 40K RTS.

Shock Tactics is XCOM's Aggressive, Hyperactive Sibling

This game may look familiar, but the developer is hoping a few changes will draw fans in.

Warhammer is the Breath of Fresh Air that Total War Needs

Plus other observations on Total War: Warhammer.

Grand Ages: Medieval Pairs a Big, Seamless Model of Europe with Some Intriguing Economic Gameplay

Gaming Mind Studios's new strategy game does its best to break the strategy mold by focusing on trade.

Speed Chess with Shotguns — Codename: STEAM's Unique Multiplayer

If you want to succeed when playing Codename: Steam against a friend, you'll have to be quick on your feet.

How Well Does Banner Saga Hold Up on iOS Devices?

Close to a year after its original release, Stoic's hybrid visual novel-tactics RPG is now out on iOS. How does it hold up?

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Strategy Guide: Beginner Tips, Best Unlocks, and Move Tactics for Every Character

Want to know how to unlock Duck Hunt Dog and everyone else? We've got you covered. Plus tips on how to use every character.

Game Dev Recipes: Massive Chalice

How Double Fine's upcoming tactical RPG draws inspiration from XCOM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and oddly enough, Mega Man.

Winter is Coming: Creative Assembly's Plan to Win Back Core Fans with Total War: Attila

After the somewhat disappointing Total War: Rome II, Creative Assembly is refocusing on the core fans with Attila. Here's how they're doing it.

Sega Genesis 25th Anniversary: The Rise and Fall of an All-Time Great

A retrospective and oral history of the life and times of Sega's most successful machine.

Watch Dogs Guide: Best Skills to Take, Earn Money Fast, Mission and Driving Strategies

Wondering which skills you should take? Looking for effective combat and evasion tactics? Our Watch_Dogs guide has you covered.

Comfort Food Games: Super Robot Wars

Our resident mecha nut does her best to unpack the appeal of Japan's ultimate robot crossover series.

Exploring Game Boy's True Successor, Bandai WonderSwan

10 years after Game Boy revolutionized portable games, its creator took a swing at creating a faithful follow-up.

50 iPhone and iPad Games We Just Can't Delete

Each of the iOS-toting members of the USgamer team reveal the games they just can't bring themselves to delete, and tell you how and why they earned a permanent place on their iPhones and iPads

Thief Guide: Complete Walkthrough of All Chapters

Welcome to our complete Thief guide. It's split into multiple sections that cover every chapter, plus the prologue. If you need help, here's where you can find it.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Heide's Tower of Flame, Beat the Dragonrider

Now it's time to tackle Heide's Tower of Flame and work your way to the epic Dragonrider battle. We have the tactics to beat him!

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Forest of Fallen Giants, Kill the Last Giant

This section of our Dark Souls 2 guide continues with a walkthrough of the Forest of Fallen Giants, and some useful tactics that'll help you beat the Last Giant.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Things Betwixt and Majula Walkthrough

Our Dark Souls 2 walkthrough starts with Things Betwixt, where you create your character and head to Majula to begin your adventure.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: No-Man's Wharf, Beat the Flexile Sentry

Our Dark Souls 2 guide continues with a journey through No-Man's Wharf, the battle that happens when you summon the ship - and how to beat the Flexile Sentry.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: The Grave of Saints, the Rodents of Unusual Size and the Royal Rat Vanguard

Our journey through Dark Souls 2 continues with a journey through this rat-infested area. We teach you how to take on the Royal Rat Vanguard and come out mostly unscathed.

Thief Guide. Chapter 4: A Friend in Need Walkthrough - The Combination to the Great Safe

Getting to the great safe is tricky, but this part of the guide will show you how.

Thief Guide. Chapter 1: Lockdown Walkthrough - How to Find the Combination to the Jeweler's Safe

Here's where you can find out how to enter the jeweler's shop and "borrow" a few of his things.

Thief Guide. Chapter 8: The Dawn's Light Walkthrough - How to Beat Primal Erin

Here it is! The final chapter of our Thief walkthrough. In this section we take you through the game's final boss, Primal Erin.

Thief Guide. Prologue: The Drop Walkthrough - How to Keep Up with Erin

Our Thief guide kicks off with the prologue, where you meet Erin and acquire her claw.

Thief Guide. Chapter 6: A Man Apart Walkthrough - How to Steal the Primal Stone Fragment

This part of our comprehensive Thief walkthrough takes you through the Baron's mansion - and the sewers.

Thief Guide. Chapter 3: Dirty Secrets Walkthrough - How to Remove the Ritual Book

Getting your hands on the ritual book is no mean feat. But this guide will show you how.

Thief Guide. Chapter 5: The Forsaken Walkthrough - How to Kill the Freaks

This section of our Thief guide will help you navigate the asylum and find Erin.

Thief Guide. Chapter 2: Dust to Dust Walkthrough - How to Open the General's Strong Box

There's lots to steal on the way to the General's Strong Box. This guide will make sure you don't miss anything.

Thief Guide. Chapter 7 : The Hidden City Walkthrough - How to Beat Thief-Taker General

The penultimate part of our Thief walkthrough takes you through chapter seven's hidden city.

Bravely Default Guide Chapter 5: Yesterday's Scenery - Wind, Fire, Water and Earth Temple Walkthrough

If you want some help with Bravely Default, our walkthrough has everything you need. This section is all about the fifth chapter.

Bravely Default Guide Chapter 3: Beloved Bonds Walkthrough

Our Bravely Default walkthrough continues with everything you need to know about chapter 3.

Bravely Default Guide Chapter 2: One day, Beneath a Blue Sky Walkthrough

Playing Bravely Default and stuck on chapter 2? Get unstuck with this section of our multi-part walkthrough.

Bravely Default Guide Chapter 1: Sit and Stay are Tricks for Dogs

Need help with Bravely Default? Our multi-part comprehensive guide will put you in the right track. This section covers the first chapter.

Bravely Default Guide: Prologue Walkthrough

Looking for some assistance with Bravely Default? Our multi-part guide takes you through the game step by step. Here's where it all begins.

Bravely Default Guide Chapter 4: Black and White - Command Central, Everlast Tower and the Temple of Earth Walkthrough

Our Bravely Default guide continues with all the details you need to know to complete chapter four. Best of luck!

My Little Pony Collectible Card Game Review: Rivalry is Magic

If you can't get enough of all things pony, this two-player collectible card game will see you confronting life's problems with your friends until the small hours.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough - The Dead Dunes

Here's how to battle endless Cactuars on your way to completing the Canvas of Prayers quest line in the Dead Dunes.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough - The Wildlands

If you need information about the Canvas of Prayers quest line in the Wildlands, this guide has you covered.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough - Yusnaan

Stuck in Yusnaan and need help with the Canvas of Prayers quests? Here's what you need to know.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough - Luxerion

If you're looking for help with the Canvas of Prayers quests in Luxerion, this complete guide has everything you need.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Side Quests Guide - Luxerion Walkthrough

If you're tackling the side quests in Luxerion, this comprehensive guide will be very handy.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Dead Dunes Quests and How to Beat Grendel

Getting to the Final Day involves beating Grendel. This walkthrough tells you how to do it.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Luxurion Quests and How to Beat Noel

Want to get the Shadow Hunter Weapon? This comprehensive walkthrough has all the information you need to beat Noel.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Wildlands Quests and How to Beat Caius Ballad and Cactair

Want to get Chaos's Revenge and the Fragment of Kindness? This walkthrough tells you how to defeat both the bosses that have them.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Yusnaan Quests and How to Beat Snow

This comprehensive walkthrough covers the Yusnaan main quests, and how to defeat Snow to gain the Ghostly Hood.

Five 8-bit Micro Classics that Really Deserve a Remake

Which of your favorite classic games would you like to see remade? We've chosen five mid-80's computer games we think are perfect candidates for an update - and explain how we think it should be done.

Lightning Returns PS3 Review: Not the Future of Final Fantasy, Just an Intriguingly Weird Present

The Final Fantasy XIII saga continues to be tremendously polarizing and occasionally somewhat baffling. But on the other hand, this final entry plays better than ever.

Hearthstone Tips and Strategies: Beginner's Glossary, Guide to Terms, Deck Types

In our first Hearthstone how-to, we look at the most important thing of all: learning how to talk the talk.

What Are The Best Xbox 360 Games Ever?

With a ton of terrific titles to choose from, it's been tough picking the games we believe represent the best that the Xbox 360 has to offer. Oh, and don't expect all of them to be critically-acclaimed best-sellers. These picks are personal!

What Are The Best PS3 Games Ever?

There are stacks of sensational PS3 games, but which are the best of the best? Here are our personal picks - and not all of them are the critically-acclaimed smash-hits you might expect.

Nintendo Cuts Fiscal Year Forecast From $527M Profit to $240M Loss

Wii U system sales estimates for the year dropped to 2.8 million units, down from 9 million.

2014 in Preview: Can Everquest Next Take MMOs to the Next Level?

Everquest Next is doing something no MMO has attempted before: smushing Minecraft and Molten Core together. Yeah, Mike and Cass had the same response.

2013 in Review: Pikmin 3 Puts a Friendly Face on Video Game Violence

Nintendo's strategy adventure was as brutal and violent as any video game in 2013. So why doesn't it seem as off-putting?

Super Mario 3D World Walkthrough: Find All the Green Stars, Collect Everything, Beat the Game

Playing through Super Mario 3D World and want to find all the green stars and beat the entire game? Our massive, comprehensive walkthrough has everything you need to know! And we mean everything!

Super Mario 3D World: Beginner’s Guide, Power-Up List, Infinite Lives

Mario returns in another brilliant adventure. But do you need help? We've got some great hints and tips to get you up and running!

JPgamer: "Better Than Persona?"

In this week's Japanese gaming column, we discuss the recent crop of Japanese role-playing games -- and whether any have truly bettered Atlus' slice-of-life-with-monsters classic.

Microsoft: We Could've Been "More Focused" on PC Gaming

Microsoft stares wistfully at the success of Valve's Steam platform

Is Call of Duty: Ghosts Worth Buying on PS3? Review

We take a ride on the Playstation 3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Is it enough with next-gen right around the corner?

COD: Ghosts Walkthrough. Complete Single-Player Guide

Need help with Call of Duty: Ghosts' single-player game? Our comprehensive walkthrough covers everything from the Prologue all the way through to the adrenaline-pumping Finale.

How Do You Know If You Have the Best Pokemon X & Y Team?

By testing their mettle through competitive Pokemon battling, of course.

DC's Most Dangerous Vigilante Plays it Safe | Batman: Arkham Origins Review

You don't need to be the world's greatest detective to figure out why Origins feels so tame.

Battlefield 4: Weapons List and Vehicles Multiplayer Guide

Battlefield 4 features an impressive roster of weapons and vehicles - but how are they best used? Our guide outlines the most effective ways to use them both.

Assassin's Creed 4 Walkthrough: How to Complete Sequences 10, 11 and 12

Here's the fourth and final part of our complete Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag walkthrough. In this section, we're covering sequences 10 through 12.

Assassin's Creed 4 Walkthrough: How to Complete Sequences 07, 08 and 09

Welcome to Part Three of our Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag walkthrough. In this section, we're covering how to successfully beat sequences 07, 08 and 09.

Assassin's Creed 4 Walkthrough: How to Complete Sequences 04, 05 and 06

Welcome to Part Two of our Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag walkthrough. In this section, we're covering how to successfully beat sequences 04, 05 and 06.

Assassin's Creed 4 Walkthrough: How to Complete Sequences 01, 02 and 03

Welcome to Part One of our complete Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag walkthrough. In this section, we're covering the prologue and sequences 01, 02 and 03.

Pokémon X and Y: Best Teams, How to Level Up, Mega Evolutions

If you've read our beginner's guide and need a little more help, here's some more advanced information on the best ways to level up and evolve your Pokémon, and how to put together a great all-round team.

Five Tantalizingly Untranslated PSP RPGs

These last-gen stragglers may never make their way to English-language territories, and they may never see new life on the Vita... but they should.

Dungeon Keeper or Heroes of Dragon Age? Take Both - They're Free (sort of)

Coming soon to a mobile device near you: a remake of the 1997 Peter Molyneux classic, and a squad-strategy game based on Bioware's RPG series.

Beyond Creator Says No One Can Define What a Video Game Is

Quantic Dream's David Cage wants us to have a more open game industry with less labels

Card Hunter Review

Card Hunter, a tabletop RPG meets collectible card game (of sorts), takes it back to the old school with more flair than the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Oh, So That's Nintendo's Next Move

Nintendo's price cuts and new hardware announcements offer some surprises, but certainly nothing out of character.

Tomb Raider Sequel Confirmed as Square Enix Commits to AAA

Square Enix US/Europe CEO Phil Rogers promises "the best quality games possible, faster."

DotA, You've Grown Up: A Look Back

With Dota 2 released, Cassandra spends some time reminiscing about how far this community-made mod has come.

'Mon Dieu: MegaTen, Pokémon, and Party Dynamics

How simple differences in presentation set two very similar series apart.

Civilization V: Brave New World Review

Is globalization enough to elevate Civilization V into the strategy game we all thought it could be in 2010?

In Monster Hunter, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child...

...to kill monsters, that is.

MSX: The Little Hybrid That Could

30 years ago, two companies teamed up to create a global computer standard. Great video games were the guest of honor.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Full E3 Interview

Our in-depth conversation with director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase digs into the details and mechanics of the grand finale of the tumultuous Final Fantasy XIII saga.

How Final Fantasy V is Saving the World, Four Jobs at a Time

We talk to the man behind the FFV Four Job Fiesta that's sweeping the Internet (again).

Classic Board Game Agricola Hits iOS App Store

Uwe Rosenberg's board game Agricola has finally arrived on the App Store. This ain't no FarmVille.

Square Wants to Know: Do Gamers Want a Modern Turn-Based Final Fantasy?

An interview with the creators of Lightning Returns yields an unexpected (but intriguing) turnabout.

Freemium Makes Good Games Suffer

PopCap's recent announcement that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be free-to-play has many players concerned - and with good reason.

The Ten Best PC Games

The list of PC games goes on and on and on, but we've got it down to a top ten. There's something for everyone here, from stellar RPGs, first-person shooters and challenging puzzlers.

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