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USG Game of the Month: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Shows Us Why Broken Gangsters Make Great RPG Characters

Never has the title "Homeless Guy" been so compelling.

Doom Eternal Sets Switch Release Date at Long Last

The Doom Slayer is sliding in for a last-minute 2020 launch on Nintendo's platform.

Swery's Next Game, The Good Life, Set For Summer 2021

There's something mysterious afoot next summer.

Axe of the Blood God: It's Time For Trivia of the Blood God

An RPG quiz show draws near! Command?

The Console Wars Are Almost as Dumb as Actual Wars

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Phil Spencer says tribalism could drive him out of the industry.

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course Pushed Back Until It's Ready

The final sip will need to steep a while longer.

Marvel's Avengers Has Yet to Make Back Its Development Costs

Square Enix is saying it will continue pushing toward making the game profitable, however.

Red Dead Online Will Launch as a Separate Game Next Month

It'll be pretty cheap at launch, too.

Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

Hitman 3 Will Reveal a New Neon-Drenched Locale Tomorrow

Hot on the heels of IO's big 007 announcement, Hitman's looking to give Night City a run for its money.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

A Quick and Dirty Ranking of The Game Awards GOTY Nominees for 2020

Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.

Kate Bishop's Marvel's Avengers DLC Has a New Launch Date and Time Travel Shenanigans

The first story content drop from Crystal Dynamics and company is coming next month.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Divekick and Killer Instinct Makers Iron Galaxy Announce New Melee Multiplayer Project

The Chicago-based team is also welcoming some Bungie talent to the fold and creating a new Co-CEO position.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

Minecraft’s New Star Wars Add-On Ignores the Prequels and Sequels, Just Like You

Steve isn't into diamonds anymore. He's all about Kyber crystals now.

Destiny 2's Greediest Guardians Are Camping Out at a New Loot Cave

Bungie brought back the Cosmodrome and, inadvertently, the act of shooting lazily into a room for shiny engrams.

Capcom Confirms Employee and Financial Info Was Subject to Recent Ransomware Attack

The company is warning more could be potentially compromised.

EA Makes Billions From Its Prevent Defense on Loot Boxes

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too

Tetris Effect: Connected's Co-op Has a Self-Revival Trick Everyone Needs to Learn

We're never gonna protect this trippy Tetris realm if you don't!

How to Make Your Money in Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Business Mode

Go from rags to riches with some proper management.

Ubisoft Connect's Cross-Progression Feature is Something Every Publisher Needs

Cross-progression is the number one feature I want from this generation.

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Twitch's Advice For Streamers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Recorded Music: "Stop Doing That"

The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.

Minecraft Dungeons Gets PC and Console Crossplay Next Week

Explore dungeons with more pals.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

The Brotherhood of Steel Comes to Fallout 76 This December

There's gonna be some drama in the wasteland.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Played Elden Ring and You Haven't, Suckers

It's good to be the King of Xbox.

Former WWE 2K Developers Yuke's Are Now Working on an AEW Game

WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.

Fuser Players Are Already Concocting Beautiful, Possibly Nefarious Mash-Ups

These combinations are haunting my every waking moment.

Apex Legends Players Are Getting 10 Free Battle Pass Levels Next Week

After launching Season 7 with sluggish progression changes, Respawn wants to make things up to players.

Starting Screen | Mass Effect Should Give Andromeda a Second Chance

The future of Mass Effect shouldn't jet away from the Andromeda galaxy just yet.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is Getting 30 Free Days of Disney+

More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is a Full Trilogy Remaster Coming Next Spring

A new Mass Effect is also in its early stages.

The New Console Generation is Finally Upon Us

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Xbox Series X|S and PS5 offer two competing visions for the future.

Next-Gen Upgrades for Control Delayed to Early 2021

Remedy needs a bit more time getting Control ready for PS5 and the new Xboxes.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Comes to Xbox Game Pass Via EA Play Next Week

Game Pass subscribers get EA Play on the same day it receives Respawn's Star Wars title.

EA Retains Rights to NHL and UFC Licenses in New Deals

More hockey and more MMA are on the way.

Empire of Sin's Prohibition-Era Escapades Are All About Its People

Brenda Romero and her team are close to launching their take on 1920s Chicago, and it's shaping up to be full of storytelling potential.

More SteamWorld Games Are Coming, and We'd Drink Motor Oil for SteamWorld Heist 2

What we need are some heroes. Now more than ever.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021's Lineup Includes Beat Saber, Hades, and the Wand of Gamelon

GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.

Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

The hacker game may have been hacked.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Ubisoft Says Several of Its PS4 Games Won't Be Compatible With PS5

These titles, including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, didn't appear on Sony's official exemption list.

Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

Apex Legends' Design Director on Next-Gen Upgrades, the Switch, and Crunch at Respawn

Ahead of Season 7's launch, Respawn's Jason McCord also fills us in on Horizon, map design, and Respawn's new studio.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

Todd Howard Says He "Grossly Underestimated" the Wider Impact of Bethesda's Acquisition

To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.

Watch Dogs: Legion Review: The Voice of the People Is Slightly Muted

Stomp around future London as anyone, from an old punk rocker to poor podcaster.

Apex Legends Season 7 Features a Floating City and the Battle Royale's First Vehicle

A new map and a new way to get around are coming to the Apex Games.

Romantic RPG Haven Will Launch This December

Set a date for this couple's journey into the unknown.

No Man's Sky Is Getting a Free, Hefty Upgrade for Next-Gen Consoles

Better visuals, higher resolutions, and bigger multiplayer sessions are coming at launch.

Tetris Effect: Connected Brings Some Competitive Edge Back to the Chillest Tetris

Enhance and Resonair are expanding upon Tetris Effect with new co-op and competitive modes, but the biggest draw might end up being a 1989 throwback.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Delayed Again to December

CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.

Obsidian's Grounded Will Be "Next-Gen Ready" For Xbox Series X and S

The tiny odyssey will be ready for the big new consoles.

Grounded's Next Update Adds an Intimidating Koi Fish to the Pond

Also, underwater spiders. Spiders that can swim. Water spiders.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Heading to iOS and Android

Hopefully it'll run better at launch than the Switch version did.

Axe of the Blood God: The Xbox One's Difficult Generation

Kat and Nadia assess the Xbox One's RPG legacy while sharing their thoughts on Pokemon's Crown Tundra DLC.

Publishers Are Embracing Games as a Disservice

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Take-Two offered an ugly peek at the future with NBA 2K21.

Gears 5's Next-Gen Update Will Let You Swap John DiMaggio's Marcus For Dave Bautista

This is cool for Bautista but… maybe a bit weird for long-time Gears actor DiMaggio?

Apex Legends Heads to Steam Next Month, Switch Version Delayed to 2021

The start of Season 7 will mark Apex's Steam debut.

Nightdive's Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Won't Be Coming in 2020 After All

Updating Westwood's 1997 classic is a bit harder than expected without the source code.

Xbox Denies That Fan Harassment Factored Into the Firing of a Brazilian Host

Former video host Isadora Basile says she thinks the abuse made her "too much of a problem" for Microsoft to handle.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Just Wants To Be an Enjoyable Romp Through Greek Mythology

Sometimes, you don't need to aim to shatter convention or establish a new genre.

NHL 21 Review: This Year's Entry Struggles to Light the Lamp

EA's hockey sim includes a long-awaited update to a classic mode, but legacy issues drag it down to the ice.

The Outer Worlds Just Got Much-Needed Optimizations and Visual Upgrades on Switch

It might not be a total overhaul, but it's a spit-shine at the very least.

Devolver Digital Acquires Serious Sam Makers Croteam

A press release jokes that it could also be the other way around, but let's keep this publisher/developer relationship simple.

Ubisoft Merges Uplay and Ubisoft Club Into One Cross-Progression Platform

Connect will bridge the gap between consoles and generations.

Fortnite Has a New, Gigantic PC Patch That Should Ultimately Reduce Its Install Size

To avoid a Modern Warfare problem, Fortnite's new update is like ripping off a band-aid.

NBA 2K21's Unskippable Pre-Game Ads Were a Mistake, 2K Says

It doesn't sound like ads are necessarily going away, but 2K promises the issue "will be fixed in future episodes."

Apex Legends Is Sneaking Wallrunning Into Its New Halloween Mode

Titanfall mechanics... intensifying...

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC Roadmap Includes Trips to Ireland and France

Valhalla's Vikings set their sights on two new lands for future expansions.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting a Bunch of Xbox Series X Enhancements

120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.

Bloodlines 2 Senior Narrative Designer Has Left the Project, Paradox Confirms

Cara Ellison has left the project and the studio behind it.

Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Consoles and Streaming

Ubisoft's popular multiplayer shooter could potentially be a big get for streaming.

NBA 2K21 Draws Ire For Unskippable Loading Screen Ads

A month after release, some ads find their way into NBA 2K.

Avengers Proves That Roadmaps Don't Always Survive Contact With Reality

A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Microsoft Wants to Keep GameStop Around a Little Longer

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A new deal raises big questions about the present console generation and the future of gaming retail.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says Microsoft's Current Nintendo Switch Approach "Doesn't Feel Sustainable"

Microsoft would want the whole ecosystem to move over, not just games on a case-by-case basis.

Marvel's Avengers' Next-Gen Version Delayed Into 2021

You can still play on your new console with backward compatibility, though.

NPD: Marvel's Avengers and Mario 3D All-Stars Top September's Best Sellers List

Yup, a game with player retention issues and a widely criticized collection both did quite well.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Surfaces Once Again On Ratings Board

Please blink twice if this is actually happening.

Borderlands 3 Adds a New Skill Tree For Every Vault Hunter With Upcoming Designer's Cut

The new season pass will also add a Director's Cut next year.

Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Bungie will introduce Destiny 2's next-gen improvements about a month after Beyond Light.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Hands-On: Getting My Scorpion On, As Ubisoft Rethinks Loot and Leveling

With another demo, we pick at the depths of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

NBA 2K21 Promises Fancy Next-Gen Footwork and Neat Haptics on PS5

On the new consoles, it may actually be quite easy to notice the tweaks coming to 2K21.

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