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SteamWorld Build is a city-builder that goes four layers deep

We’re digging SteamWorld Build’s multi-layered city-building after playing a slice of it at GDC.
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Super Meat Boy’s puzzle game spinoff already has me cursing its creators

After playing only a few levels of Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine, I was already swearing at the new Super Meat Boy puzzle spinoff.
Leon parries a chainsaw villager in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 review: all-time horror classic gets the bold remake it deserves

The Resident Evil 4 remake goes above and beyond the call of duty, reimagining what a horror classic would look like through modern sensibilities.
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Mina the Hollower is a pixel-perfect homage to Zelda: Link’s Awakening

If you love Game Boy Zelda classics like Link’s Awakening, you’re going to love Mina the Hollower.
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This jaw-dropping puzzler just became my most anticipated game of 2023

Based on a hands-on demo we played at GDC, Viewfinder might just be 2023’s most jaw-dropping game.
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Atari is publishing its first VR game, and it’s coming to PSVR2

Atari will publish its first VR game this summer: the nostalgic Pixel Ripped 1978. It's coming to both Meta Quest 2 and PSVR2.
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Don’t start the Resident Evil 4 remake before playing these 5 games

Can't wait for the Resident Evil 4 remake? Make sure you've played these 5 games first.
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You need to get this oddball Zelda game for free before the 3DS eShop closes

You only have a week left to get this oddball Zelda spinoff before it disappears forever when the 3DS eShop closes.
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5 features we’d need from a PS5 Pro to justify an upgrade

With rumors of a PS5 Pro model coming next year, these are the 5 upgrades we'd need to justify another huge purchase.
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GPT-4 created a playable version of Pong in under 60 seconds

GPT-4 users are already discovering that the new AI model can spit out working code for games like Pong in an instant.
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WWE 2K23 review: wrestling simulator continues its comeback story

WWE 2K23 is another win for wrestling fans, but this year's simulator is showing some cracks in its defense.
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Hogwarts Legacy review: uninspired Harry Potter game is deathly hollow

Hogwarts Legacy might bring some warm nostalgia for Harry Potter fans, but a lack of imagination holds back an otherwise boilerplate open-world adventure.
Cheshire stares down Cereza in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon review: charming spinoff has room to grow

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon may seem like an odd spinoff, but give it a chance and you'll find a surprisingly charming adventure.
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Resident Evil 4 demo makes an obscure Wii game a central part of the remake

Resident Evil 4's Chainsaw Demo includes important references to an obscure Wii spinoff and a Netflix animated series.
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Everything announced at Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal, and more

Capcom shared a whole bunch of details on upcoming games like Resident Evil 4 and Exoprimal. Here are the announcements from its Capcom Spotlight stream.
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ChatGPT ‘invented’ a game that already exists, then plagiarized itself

ChatGPT invented a hit puzzle game called Sumplete that could rival Wordle. There's just one problem: It already exists.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a new Yoshi’s Island track — and it’s perfect

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pays tribute to Yoshi's Island with its latest and greatest original track.
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Capcom Spotlight Broadcast: how to watch and what to expect

Capcom is hosting a live stream this week showing off games like Resident Evil 4 and Exoprimal. Here's when it goes down and what we can expect.
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The 2D Metroid saga quietly tells the best story in video game history

Now that every mainline 2D Metroid game is on available Nintendo Switch, you can experience one of the greatest video game stories of all time.
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Starfield delayed to September, but a showcase is coming this summer

Starfield will no longer release in the first half of 2023, but it now has a firm September release date.
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2023 is already an excellent year for rhythm games

From Hi-Fi Rush to Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, rhythm games are all the rage again in 2023.
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Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is as much of a slam dunk as it sounds

Dead Cells' new Castlevania-themed DLC is one hell of an expansion for an already top-tier roguelite.
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When it comes to magic, Hogwarts Legacy could learn a spell from Forspoken

While Forspoken has its fair share of flaws, its excellent use of magic deserves some praise in the wake of Hogwarts Legacy.
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You need to buy the best Wii U game before the eShop closes down

With the Nintendo Wii U eShop shutting down on March 27, this may be your last chance ever to get one of the system's best games.
The Garrador stands tall in the Resident Evil 4 remake.

After seeing Resident Evil 4 remake in action, I’m eating my words

We saw 17 minutes of Resident Evil 4's upcoming remake in action and it's looking like the touch-up the original deserves.
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Final Fantasy XVI cracks the action-RPG formula with spectacular combat

We played 90 minutes of Final Fantasy XVI and walked away craving more of its high-octane, real-time combat.
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Final Fantasy XVI turns accessibility options into equippable gear

Final Fantasy XVI features a host of accessibility options, but you'll have to equip them in a gear slot.
Cheshire and Cereza look out at a forest landscape in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon might be the new Okami

Based on its first five chapters, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon seems like a game that's bound to surprise skeptical fans.
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4 years after its reveal, Pokémon Sleep is finally coming this year

Four years after its debut, we finally have new details on Pokémon Sleep, which launches on iOS and Android this year.
Ellie and Riley ride a merry-go-round in The Last of Us.

HBO’s The Last of Us show spotlights the series’ best game: Left Behind

The Last of Us' seventh episode gives the Left Behind DLC the TV treatment, introducing viewers to the series' finest pound-for-pound game.
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Happy birthday, Steam Deck: console and PC gamers debate its first year

With the Steam Deck reaching its first birthday, Digital Trends' resident console and PC gamers got together to give the handheld a progress report.
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PlayStation VR2’s best launch game isn’t the one you we’re expecting

While Horizon Call of the Mountain is Sony's tentpole PSVR2 launch game, a sequel to a 23-year old PS2 game steals the show.
Kirby slashes a Waddle Dee with a massive sword in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe review: a perfectly timed double-dip

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe accomplishes everything a good rerelease should by creating additional content that enhances the original adventure.
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Get these 6 PlayStation VR2 launch games to showcase its features

If you're buying a PlayStation VR2, you'll want to grab these six launch games that show off what the headset is capable of.