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The Mega Man Battle Network esports scene is thriving thanks to Legacy Collection

With the release of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, the series esports scene is experiencing a healthy resurgence.
Jedi Cal Kestis.

The best skills to buy first in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Cal Kestis has a wide variety of skills available to him, and we've got you covered on which ones you should pick up first.
Two beasts battle a monster named Undyin in Cassette Beasts.

Cassette Beasts shows the challenges of iterating on Pokémon perfection

Cassette Beasts stands out from other monster-catching games with its unique style, but its battle system will have you hunting for a strategy guide.
Link fights a Construct with a fused weapon in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

I’m already crafting spectacular chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

In just 70 minutes with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, I brought chaos to Hyrule by crafting some truly ridiculous vehicles.
Two robots from Portal 2.

Get these great games for under $10 during Steam’s Puzzle Fest sale

From Portal to Railbound, these are tons of great deals available during Steam's Puzzle Fest sale.
A Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally, and Nintendo Switch OLED sit on a table.

After trying the Asus ROG Ally, I’m ready to ditch my Steam Deck

Based on our hands-on time with the Asus ROG Ally, the Steam Deck has its first real competitor. And it'll be a hard one to beat.
The Digital Trends website on the Asus ROG Ally.

Seriously, the Asus ROG Ally could replace your desktop

The Asus ROG Ally is an impressive gaming handheld, but its ecosystem gives it enough power to replace a high-end gaming desktop.
A crime scene appears in The Portopia Serial Murder Case.

Square Enix’s free AI game isn’t selling me on the tech’s power

Square Enix released a free tech demo of how AI can be used in games, but the showcase isn't inspiring confidence in players so far.
Raz runs on a colorful stage in Psychonauts 2.

7 excellent game deals you can’t miss during Steam’s Xbox publisher sale

Major Xbox exclusives are currently on sale via Steam, with can't miss deals as low as $5.

Before Tears of the Kingdom, you need to play Zelda’s most underrated game

You might be planning to revisit Breath of the Wild before Tears of the Kingdom, but don't forget another crucial chapter in Link's story.
A stick figure fishes off a pier in Shadows Over Loathing.

Take a quick break from Octopath Traveler 2 with this absurd Switch RPG

Shadows Over Loathing got a surprise Nintendo Switch port this week, just in time to butt into my long Octopath Traveler 2 playthrough.
karmazoo hands on impressions first look key art

KarmaZoo turns Super Mario Bros. into a chaotic 10-player 2D platformer

Imagine Super Mario Bros. but with 10 players platforming together at once. That's the idea behind co-op oddity KarmaZoo.
A still from Rift of the Necrodancer's trailer.

Everything announced at Nintendo’s April 2023 Indie World showcase

Rift of the Necrodancer and Blasphemous 2 were the highlights of Nintendo's April 2023 Indie World showcase.
A masked man with a gun stands in front of a hotel in OTXO.

This stylish shooter is the perfect John Wick: Chapter 4 chaser

OTXO turns Hotline Miami into a stylish roguelike that'll make you feel like John Wick.
Monster Hunter Now being played horizontally.

How Monster Hunter Now distills massive battles down to 75-second fights

Monster Hunter Now distills 30-minute hunts down to 75-second fights. Here's how Niantic and Capcom pulled it off for the upcoming mobile game.
Pikmin in Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Five engaging RTS games to play after Minecraft Legends

Once you're done playing Minecraft Legends, consider checking out Pikmin 3, Age of Empires II, and these other RTS games.
Mark McGwire hits a baseball with a bat in MLB The Show 23.

MLB The Show 23 ad shows baseball is still tone-deaf about Steroid Era

The addition of Negro Leagues players to MLB The Show 23 is a reason to celebrate, but what in the world are Steroid Era sluggers doing alongside them?
Asus ROG Ally on a purple background.

Microsoft, please don’t screw up the Asus ROG Ally

The Asus ROG Ally looks like an exciting Steam Deck competitor, but its success mainly comes down to if Microsoft can get Windows 11 working properly.
Superman fights Solomon Grundy in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

10 years ago, Injustice: Gods Among Us told the definitive ‘evil Superman’ story

Injustice: Gods Among Us is 10 years old, and it still boasts one of superhero media's best evil Superman stories.
Wario with the Mushroom Kingdom from the Super Mario Bros. movie in the background.

7 actors who could play Wario in the Super Mario Bros. movie sequel

If there's a Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel, it will undoubtedly include fan-favorite villain Wario — but who has the chops to pull off the purple suspenders?
Two characters from Warzone 2.0 Season 3.

Even in Season 3, Warzone 2.0 still feels like it’s in beta

Warzone 2.0 Season 3 adds several new features to the battle royale game, but it still feels surprisingly incomplete.
Leon holding a gun in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 shows that a remake doesn’t need to be completely faithful

The new version of Resident Evil 4 works as well as it does because it isn't a perfectly faithful remake.
Link stands near allied humans and Gorons in Tears of the Kingdom.

5 big details from Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s new trailer that you may have missed

The final trailer for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is filled with quick clips that might be teasing some major gameplay changes.
A character wields blue magic in Immortals of Aveum.

Immortals of Aveum applies Call of Duty’s action to a magic shooter

Immortals of Aveum is a first-person magic shooter that takes some surprising cues from Call of Duty.
Mega Man blasts an enemy in Mega Man Battle Network.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a must-own postmortem

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a must-own compilation that lets fans perform an autopsy on a defunct series.
Art fights a giant bird in Dreams.

Dreams live support is ending — and that’s a big misstep for PlayStation

Live support for Media Molecule's Dreams is being discontinued on September 1, highlighting one of Sony's biggest missed opportunities.
Mario and Peach walk through a mushroom field in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks like the games, but their spirit is missing

The Super Mario Bros. Movie perfectly captures the look of a Mario game, but its tone doesn't quite line up.
The player sails to a far off island in Tchia.

6 bite-sized open-world games to play before The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Can't wait for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Kill some time with these bite-sized open-world games.
Luigi and Mario looking at the camera with unamused expressions in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The 7 most powerful characters in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, ranked

The Super Mario Bros. Movie had Donkey Kong and Bowser battle Mario and Peach, so fans can now read the ranked list of the most powerful characters in the film.
A giant fortress looms in Meet Your Maker.

I’m having a little too much fun building death traps in Meet Your Maker

We're having a little too good of a time creating death trap-filled dungeons in Meet Your Maker.

5 game adaptations that could build a Super Mario Bros. Cinematic Universe

If The Super Mario Bros. Movie is going to open the door for a new kind of MCU, these 5 Mario games and spinoffs should get a big-screen treatment.
Mickey Mouse races in Disney Speedstorm.

Disney Speedstorm is a fast and furious kart racer buried under live-service hooks

There's a lot to love in the Mario Kart-like Disney Speedstorm, but its glut of live-service hooks has us worried.
Zoe and Kaito stand side-by-side in Road 96: Mile 0.

Road 96: Mile 0 shows the pitfalls of ‘choose your adventure’ politics

Road 96: Mile 0 wants players to challenge their political beliefs, but its authoritarian boogeymen are too vague to be nuanced.
Jedi Cal Kestis.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor brings balance back to an unstable universe

After playing over three hours of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, I think it might just be the Chosen One