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2022 was excellent for sports games, depending where you looked

2022 was excellent for sports games, depending where you looked

While sports franchises like Madden stagnated in 2022, the indie scene picked up the ball and ran in a delightfully weird direction.
Peter and Miles from Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Our most anticipated PlayStation 5 games of 2023

Our most anticipated PlayStation 5 games of 2023

From Stellar Blade to Marvel's Spider-Man 2, these are the PlayStation 5 console exclusives you should look forward to in 2023.
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What is RAM? Here’s everything you need to know

What is RAM? Here’s everything you need to know

RAM, or memory, is one of the most important components of your PC, but what is RAM? We explain what RAM does, how much you need, why it's important, and more.
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Ruin your family’s holiday with Pac-Man’s bizarre Christmas album

Ruin your family’s holiday with Pac-Man’s bizarre Christmas album

If you want to ruin your family's holiday party, sneak this unsettling Pac-Man Christmas album on today.
A PS5 stands on a table.

PS5 tips and tricks: how to get the most out of your new Playstation

PS5 tips and tricks: how to get the most out of your new Playstation

The PlayStation 5 is a revolutionary console with a list of revolutionary features to match. Our PS5 tips and tricks will help you get the most out of them.
Xbox Series X on a table.

Xbox Series X tips and tricks: how to set up your new console

Xbox Series X tips and tricks: how to set up your new console

Don't dig through layers of menus on your own. We've compiled a list of the best tips and tricks you should know about to get the most out of the Xbox Series X.
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Celebrate the holidays like a true gamer with these 6 yule log videos

Celebrate the holidays like a true gamer with these 6 yule log videos

We promise that yule log off your favorite games this weekend to watch these gaming-themed yule log videos.
Jimmy De Santa flips off his sister in Grand Theft Auto V art.

2022 was the rise (and fall) of the video game leaker

2022 was the rise (and fall) of the video game leaker

Video game leaks became more prevalent than ever in 2022, but that rise came with plenty of controversy.
Link on island in the sky in Tears of the Kingdom.

Our most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2023

Our most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn't the only big game coming to Nintendo Switch next year.
Soldier with Chimera in Modern Warfare 2.

Chimera MW2: How to unlock the Chimera and best loadout

Chimera MW2: How to unlock the Chimera and best loadout

Unlocking the Chimera in Modern Warfare II can be a pain, but in this guide, we'll show you how to earn it with ease.
Joker from Persona 5 Royal.

8 games you should pick up in the Steam Winter Sale

8 games you should pick up in the Steam Winter Sale

From Persona 5 Royal to Final Fantasy VII Remake, these are some of the games you should pick up during the 2022 Steam Winter Sale.
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This chaotic Switch puzzle game is a weird, wonderful way to end 2022

This chaotic Switch puzzle game is a weird, wonderful way to end 2022

Need a small Switch game for your holiday vacation? This lightning-fast puzzle game is the chaos you crave.
A Steam Collection shows a player's backlog.

How to gift on Steam

How to gift on Steam

It's always a good time to give the gift of gaming! Thanks to Steam's easy-to-use gifting program, you can instantly buy games for friends. Here's how to do it.
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Pokémon showed why it’s still unstoppable in 2022

Pokémon showed why it’s still unstoppable in 2022

Pokémon may have hit a low point in 2022, but it's continued success proves that the series' core hooks are still unbeatable.
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Fortnite: how to throw holiday presents for Winterfest

Fortnite: how to throw holiday presents for Winterfest

Struggling to throw holiday presents at named locations in Fortnite? Our guide is here to help! Here's how to complete this Winterfest quest.
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Elden Ring, Modern Warfare II discounted in big PlayStation holiday sale

Elden Ring, Modern Warfare II discounted in big PlayStation holiday sale

You can get several of 2022's biggest games (including Elden Ring) on sale right now thanks to PlayStation's annual holiday sale.
Ghost from Warzone 2.0.

7 glaring issues Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 needs to fix ASAP

7 glaring issues Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 needs to fix ASAP

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is packed with issues, but fixing these seven flaws could go a long way toward stabilizing the shooter.
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How to get loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

How to get loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 changes things up by altering the way loadouts work. Here's what you need to know about getting your loadout in Warzone 2.0.
Marvel Snap art highlights Winterverse variants for Rogue, Ebony Maw, Patriot, and Rockslide.

Marvel Snap’s Winterverse event introduces new cards, variants, and more

Marvel Snap’s Winterverse event introduces new cards, variants, and more

Marvel Snap's first holiday-themed event features Winterverse card variants, new Darkhawk and Sentry Cards, and more.
A Spanish inspired landscape and castle from Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Academy Ace Tournament guide

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Academy Ace Tournament guide

These trainers' teams are all very high-level. Here's all the information you need to become the Academy Ace Tournament champion in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to increase friendship levels in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

How to increase friendship levels in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Raising your friendship levels gives you a tangible benefit in battle. Here's how to become best buds with all your favorite heroes in Marvel's Midnight Suns.
Three characters from Boyfriend Dungeon stand together.

For game writers, authenticity is the key to telling queer romance stories

For game writers, authenticity is the key to telling queer romance stories

Video game creators break down their approach to writing queer romance stories that represent a range of identities.
The Mandalorian with Fortnite's new crystal gun

I love Fortnite again thanks to its new chapter’s best change

I love Fortnite again thanks to its new chapter’s best change

The latest chapter of Fortnite makes a crucial change to weapon balancing that's renewed my love of it.
Gold characters in Fortnite.

Fortnite’s Epic Games to pay $520 million over children’s privacy violations

Fortnite’s Epic Games to pay $520 million over children’s privacy violations

Fortnite developer Epic Games will have to pay $520 million for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Spaceship on planet in Starfield.

Our most anticipated Xbox Series X games of 2023

Our most anticipated Xbox Series X games of 2023

From Starfield to Forza, these are the Xbox Series X and S titles that you should be excited about as we head into 2023.
Chi-Yu exiting its shrine.

How to catch Chi-Yu: all blue stake locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to catch Chi-Yu: all blue stake locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Chi-Yu may look like the least impressive of the legendaries, but that's far from the truth. Here's how you can catch Chi-Yu in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Elden Ring knight sitting with maiden at a site of grace.

2022’s biggest games need to learn a valuable lesson from Elden Ring

2022’s biggest games need to learn a valuable lesson from Elden Ring

Elden Ring proved that players don't always need their hand held, something that some of 2022's biggest games were too eager to do.
Ting-Lu.

How to catch Ting-Lu: all green stake locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to catch Ting-Lu: all green stake locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Ting-Lu is a powerful foe, but also a great potential ally if you manage to catch it. Here's how you can encounter this legendary Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet.
A character named Emo praying in Harvestella.

Harvestella romance guide: how to unlock, eligible partners, and more

Harvestella romance guide: how to unlock, eligible partners, and more

When you're not saving the world, Harvestella lets you mingle with some eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Here's a look at how romance works in Harvestella.
A Harvestella player looking at a mysterious glowing object in the background.

How to upgrade inventory space in Harvestella

How to upgrade inventory space in Harvestella

Harvestella throws a ton of items your way, and your basic inventory can get overwhelmed quickly. Here's how to upgrade your backpack and get some extra space.
A hacker uses a computer in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 cheat codes: money, weapons, and more

Cyberpunk 2077 cheat codes: money, weapons, and more

Cyberpunk has a lot of items, but if you're on PC, you don't need to find them manually. With our list of Cyberpunk 2077 cheat codes, you can unlock anything.
Demon Quest 85 appears on a Playdate screen.

What’s next for the Playdate in 2023? Panic lays out what’s in the works

What’s next for the Playdate in 2023? Panic lays out what’s in the works

The Playdate made a strong first impression in 2022. Panic lays out a road map for what's next for the quirky handheld in 2023.
Characters walking through underground facility in Modern Warfare II.

MW2 Raid guide: How to complete the Atomgrad Raid

MW2 Raid guide: How to complete the Atomgrad Raid

The firs Raid in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Atomgrad, is live and in this guide, we'll show you how to complete it.
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Nvidia kills off GameStream on Shield, points users to Steam

Nvidia kills off GameStream on Shield, points users to Steam

Nvidia is removing support for its GameStream service early next year on its Shield and Shield TV streaming devices.
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Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon’s daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.