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Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2020

From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Exactly the Kind of Game the Series Needs Now

It takes the few good impulses of Disney's TV expansion and combines them with the best kind of Star Wars worldbuilding there is.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen | I Hope Video Games Can Be Part of the Healing

An earnest wish after a difficult year.

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.

The Top Stories That Shaped Video Games in 2020

There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

Cyberpunk 2077's Phone Needs a Silent Mode

V needs to turn on their voicemail box.

Among Us Sneaks Aboard Game Pass for PC Today, Will Ruin Xbox Friendships in 2021

Yet another way to play Among Us today and one more planned for next year.

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Will Test Its Might Next April

Warner's pushing back its toasty release for a dual debut in theaters and on HBO Max.

CD Projekt Red Is "Not Encouraging" Cyberpunk 2077 Returns, Joint-CEO Tells Investors

"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwiński.

CD Projekt Red Apologizes For Not Showing Last-Gen Cyberpunk 2077 Before Launch, Offers Refunds [Update]

The studio says it will be working on several updates to tune up the last-gen version.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

EA Agrees to $1.2 Billion Deal for Codemasters, Take-Two Now Reconsidering Its Lower Bid

Two publishing giants want the makers of the Dirt and Formula One games.

Axe of the Blood God: The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundtable

We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.

The Message From Disney and The Game Awards: Never Stop Consuming

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Disney and The Game Awards combine for an overwhelming assault of entertainment news

The Next Mass Effect's Trailer Could Be Teasing Both Milky Way and Andromeda

Showing two galaxies at the start was "intentional," according to the project's director.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

The Game Awards 2020 Are Tonight—Where to Watch, and What to Expect

It's time for the Keighleys.

Cyberpunk 2077's Day One PS4 and Xbox One Versions Are a Bit Rough

Older hardware is struggling with Night City.

The Alan Wake TV Show Is Still in the Works, Remedy's Sam Lake Reveals

In a year full of other adaptation news, you might've forgotten we're due for a Wake-up call on TV.

Xbox Owners Are Switching Their Region to Play Cyberpunk 2077 Early

Be a Kiwi for a day if you want to get into Night City now.

Xbox Confirms Game Pass Streaming for PCs and iOS Will Launch in Spring

Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.

Halo Infinite Has Been Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Yes, Infinite will be coming out about a year later than originally intended, but test flights are making a comeback.

Cyberpunk 2077's Reported Epileptic Triggers Draw Warnings From Advocates [Update: CDPR Responds]

A Game Informer editor says she experienced a grand mal seizure as a result of a particular scene.

Ubisoft Hires New Diversity & Inclusion VP Following Reports on Discrimination and Abuse

Raashi Sikka joins Ubisoft from Uber, a company with its own public struggles regarding worker treatment.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed From January to March 2021

The Prince will still make a comeback early next year, just not quite as soon as expected.

CD Projekt Could Wind Up Following BioWare in More Ways Than One If It's Not Careful

The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.

Forza Horizon 4's Next Update Looks Like Fresh, Chaotic Fun

Taking notes from Nadeo, I see.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundup: The Good, the Bad, and the Buggy

We'll have our review up in due time, but here's how other outlets are feeling about CD Projekt Red's latest.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Returns to PC and Consoles Next Month

Start the new year right: by fighting some Evil Exes.

Axe of the Blood God: The CD Projekt Retrospective

We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

Why You Should be Skeptical of Rosy Video Game Industry Numbers

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In the absence of very successful people saying very silly things, this week's column is (almost) all about the numbers

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Pushes Back Season One Launch and Warzone Debut

You'll still be leaving Verdansk for a new Cold War locale soon, just not *that* soon.

Mojang and Lego Talked About Making a Lego Minecraft Game, Lego Reveals

More information on the team-up will be released as part of a new podcast series.

These Are the Movies and TV Shows to Watch Before Playing Cyberpunk 2077

From Akira to Dredd, there's a lot to watch before Dec. 10.

Cyberpunk 2077 Shows Off What's Possible With Its Photo Mode

It's also a nice reminder that yes, this game is out next week.

Cut Through the Noise With Our Fuser Tier List

Some songs work in any Fuser mix and some don't. Obviously, we had to rank them.

Control Hits Xbox Game Pass Alongside a New $1 Intro Deal

Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.

Doom Eternal Gets a New Master Level in Time for Its PC Game Pass Launch

Where's the pistol in Classic Mode though, id?

343 Promises a Year-End Update on Halo Infinite's Development

We've barely heard a peep about Xbox's delayed launch title since August.

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.

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