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Bowser terrorizes Mario and company in Super Mario Wonder.

Super Mario Wonder is more of a transformation than you’re expecting

Based on a transformative hands-on demo, Super Mario Wonder has a lot of surprises in store for longtime Nintendo fans.
An astronaut explores a planet's surface in Starfield.

Starfield review: Xbox’s ambitious outer space RPG is big, beautiful, and empty

Starfield is a strong RPG full of impactful choices, but its underexplored outer space gameplay leaves its massive universe feeling empty.
Key art for the VR version of Samba de Amigo

Samba de Amigo: Party Central review: motion-controlled nostalgia, with a catch

Samba de Amigo: Party Central is dragged down by unreliable motion controls, but that doesn't shut down a fun rhythm party full of eclectic tunes.
A giant machine stands in an arena in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader could be your next 100-hour CRPG obsession

Just like Baldur's Gate 3, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is shaping up to be an ambitious 100-hour CRPG.
A boss fight in Armored Core 6.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon review: FromSoftware’s latest could use a tune-up

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon delivers when it comes to fast-paced mecha action, but FromSoftware's series could still use a tune-up.
Ghost stand around a living room in The 7th Guest VR.

The 7th Guest VR is an ingenious reimagining of a PC gaming classic

We tried out The 7th Guest VR, which ingeniously reimagines a foundational 1993 PC classic as a modern escape room game.
Solid Snake and Raiden hold weapons in Metal Gear Solid 2.

We played 4 upcoming Konami games, including Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection

We went hands on with Konami's upcoming slate of games, getting a first look at Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection, Super Bomberman R 2 and more.
An angel reads a scroll in Blasphemous 2 art.

Blasphemous 2 review: this challenging Metroidvania will test your faith

So long as you can keep your faith during its most frustrating moments, Blasphemous 2 is a Metroidvania worthy of devotion.
A group of astronauts stand together in Astronaut: The Best.

I sent a reptilian to space in Steam’s weirdest, wildest new game

I won an intergalactic boxing match, partied on an alien space cruise, and sent a reptilian to space in th bizarrely inventive PC game Astronaut: The Best.
A wizard charges a spell to hit a minataur.

Baldur’s Gate 3 spit in the face of every modern gaming trend. And it paid off

Baldur's Gate 3 isn't a live service multiplayer game and it doesn't feature any microtransactions. And yet, it's the kind of megahit studios dream of.
Hermes and Grace jump through a door in Stray Gods.

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is a theater kid’s dream come true

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical lacks pizzazz, but that might not bother musical theater lovers.
Ash holds a Pokeball while a lot of iconic Pokemon stand behind him.

Pokémon Stadium 2 and Trading Card Game are now on Switch with online play

The Game Boy's Pokémon Trading Card Game and Nintendo 64's Pokémon Stadium 2 are now available via Switch Online with some exciting features.
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Ayaneo 2S review: Steam Deck rival is all power, no panache

The Ayaneo 2S might be the most powerful portable PC on the market, but that comes with some big compromises.
Astrion holds his chin in Baldur's Gate 3.

Hear me out, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the hottest new couple’s game

What's more romantic than slaying Mind Flayers together in Baldur's Gate 3?
A Drow prepares to throw an item in Baldur's Gate 3.

Before starting Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to know these Dungeons & Dragons basics

If you've never played Dungeons & Dragons before, you'll want to know these tabletop nuances before starting Baldur's Gate 3.
A female adventurer with scales on her face.

Do you need to play the first two Baldur’s Gate games before playing 3?

Haven't played the first two Baldur's Gate games, but want to hop into 3? Here's what you'll need to know before getting started.
A party of heroes stands on a cliff in Baldur's Gate 3.

Here’s when you can expect our Baldur’s Gate 3 review

Baldur's Gate 3 is an enormous game and we're taking our time with it. Here's what we think so far and when you can expect our full review.
Venba, Paavaran, and Kavin enjoy dinner together.

Venba review: powerful Tamil cooking game is one of 2023’s best

Venba explores Tamil culture through an elegantly written story and mouth-watering cooking interludes.
Two players play Nintendo Switch.

This hidden Switch feature will change the way you play Nintendo games

If you've ever found yourself frustrated with your Joy-con, this lesser-known Nintendo Switch feature will change the game.
Sanrio characters hang out on a beach in Hello Kitty: Island Adventure.

Hello Kitty: Island Adventure should be your next mobile game obsession

Hello Kitty: Island Adventure is an adorable riff on Animal Crossing, even if it doesn't come with all the same hooks.
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You have to see the original Twisted Metal’s lost live-action endings

The new Twisted Metal show isn't the series' first foray into live-action. Feast your eyes on the PS1 original's bizarre lost endings.
A Pikachu sleeps on a bed.

Pokémon Sleep shows the power and pitfalls of a gamified health app

One adorable week with Pokémon Sleep left me with some complicated questions about gamification in health apps.
An Xbox home screen shows Starfield.

All Xbox home screens are getting a PS5-style makeover starting today

All Xbox consoles are getting a fresh face-lift, with a home screen redesign reminiscent of the PS5's interface.
Mimi paddles down a river in a kayak in Dordogne.

5 underrated Xbox Game Pass games you should play while you still can

Xbox Game Pass is loaded with hidden gems that are easy to miss. Here's 5 games that you should add to your backlog.
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This forgotten 1983 vinyl made Mario history, but it could never be created today

Before Mario even had his own game, four moonlighting musicians gave him a voice on an offbeat album from Nintendo’s wildest era.
Honor and Miss Terri stand back to back in Murder by Numbers.

Don’t miss this free Epic Games Store gem from the creators of Fall Guys

Epic Games Store latest freebie is a 90s murder mystery puzzle game that you need to try.
A fire enemy attacks a red Pikmin in Pikmin 4.

Pikmin 4: how long does it take to beat the main story and postgame

Pikmin 4 is the longest game in the series to date, with tons of extra content to dig into. Here's how long it'll take to see it all.
Pikmin run from a giant spider in Pikmin 4.

Pikmin 4 tips that newcomers and series veterans need to know before starting

Whether you're brand new to Pikmin or a series veteran, here are a few tips you'll want to know before starting Pikmin 4.
An illustration of a Snorlax and other Pokémon napping from the Pokémon Sleep trailer.

Pokémon Sleep is here and it features some surprising microtransactions

Pokémon Sleep is out now and free to download, but you can spend quite a bit of money on it due to its microtransactions.
A group of players fights a T-Rex in Exoprimal.

Exoprimal review: Capcom’s dinosaur shooter is ridiculous in all the right ways

Exoprimal is a gleefully fun dinosaur shooter that gets more innovative the more rounds you play.
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Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is going to take even longer

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have agreed to move the deadline for its impending merger, narrowly avoiding yesterday's cutoff.
The player stands with Oatchi and some Red Pikmin in Pikmin 4.

Pikmin 4 review: standout Switch exclusive is a master of multitasking

Pikmin 4 trades in stress and chaos for a rewarding strategy-puzzle hybrid that puts players' multitasking skills to the test.
Leviathan traps a player in Exoprimal.

I hope every multiplayer game copies Exoprimal’s best feature

Exoprimal features a smart approach to storytelling in an online multiplayer game that games like Overwatch could learn from.
Characters pose outside of a kingdom in Let's Revoltion.

This fantasy Minesweeper roguelite is my new Steam Deck buddy

Let's! Revolution! is an ingenious little puzzler that turns Minesweeper into a short, but sweet roguelite.