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A Sega Genesis Mini 2, Atari 400 Mini, and SNES Classic, sit on a table.

The Atari 400 Mini is a tiny system with big emulation potential

The Atari 400 Mini isn't just another tiny retro console. It's the perfect home for all your emulated 8-bit Atari games.
The Moscone Center's North Hall is covered in GDC signage.

As the internet raged, game developers at GDC screamed for change

This year's Game Developers Conference acted as a forum for frustrated game makers dealing with layoffs, harassment, and a collapsing industry.
Cartman in South Park: Snow Day!

South Park: Snow Day! review: repetitive action makes for a co-op stinker

South Park: Snow Day! squanders a fun premise with repetitive combat, shallow roguelite hooks, and frustrating co-op.
A wild west-looking town in Wild Bastards.

Wild Bastards combines stylish shooting with outlaw ego management

Wild Bastards, the upcoming follow-up to 2019’s excellent Void Bastards, is all about managing a ragtag crew of outlaws.
A cutscene from Sopa.

We played tons of games at GDC 2024. Put these ones on your wish list

We played a ton of bold, weird, and wonderful games at this year’s GDC. These ones are worth adding to your wish list.
A conversation with Bloom in Ubisoft's AI tech demo.

Ubisoft’s impressive smart NPC demo reveals AI’s quiet gender bias problem

Ubisoft showed off an impressive AI demo at GDC filled with smart NPCs. But the company has one problem to fix: AI’s inherent biases.
Harold Halibut stands tall.

After 14 years in the making, Harold Halibut finally launches next month

Harold Halibut, a handcrafted game that's been in the works for 14 years, finally launches next month, and we've played its first two chapters.
Key art for Epic Mickey Rebrushed.

Epic Mickey: Rebrushed’s control tweaks reinvigorate a Wii classic

We played Epic Mickey: Rebrushed at GDC and got a much better idea of what’s been redone in the Wii remake.
A built structure in World of Goo 2.

World of Goo 2 might just be the Nintendo Switch’s next must-own co-op game

World of Goo 2 is shaping up to be the last hurrah for chaotic co-op games on Nintendo Switch.
A Wonder Effect appears in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder almost featured a realistic Mario and surfing

Nintendo offered some new insight into Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s creation at GDC, revealing wacky Wonder Effects that didn’t make it into the final game.
Peach holds a sword in Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime! review: Peach’s solo adventure is a fine first act

Princess Peach: Showtime! is a good start for Peach's spinoff series, though it leaves a lot of room for growth.
Gameplay from Call of Duty: Warzone mobile

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is out to eliminate mobile gaming’s stigma

Activision believes that Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will be the shooter that changes people's minds about mobile gaming. Here's why.
The main character of Dungeons of Hinterberg blows into a giant horn.

Dungeons of Hinterberg is the breakout indie to watch this year

The stylish Dungeons of Hinterberg already has us impressed thanks to a strong GDC demo that showcases its satisfyingly fluid adventuring.
Key art for Lunar Lander Beyond.

Lunar Lander Beyond makes a classic Atari game even more stressful

Atari classic Lunar Lander is making a comeback, and it’s bringing a stress system that calls back to GameCube cult hit Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.
Key Art for Heading Out shows a man and a car.

Heading Out is a road trip game about outdriving your past (and the cops)

Heading Out blends multiple genres together into one stylish racing game that's loaded with political satire.
An enemy in Hyper Light Breaker.

Hyper Light Breaker is a colorful mix between Risk of Rain and Dark Souls

We tried Heart Machine’s latest game, Hyper Light Breaker, at GDC and left with our butts firmly kicked.
A car driving up to a foggy gate.

Alone in the Dark review: an unabashed ode to a ’90s horror classic

Alone in the Dark offers some unabashed '90s horror silliness, making for a welcome throwback with modern twists.
Apple Arcade characters stand on a chess board.

The method to Apple Arcade’s madness? ‘Bring us an incredible game’

With Apple Arcade's five-year anniversary approaching, Apple sheds some light on how its mobile gaming service continues to thrive.
AI-generated NPCs sit at a bar.

As the use of AI rises in games, SAG-AFTRA is fighting to make the tech ethical

As this year's GDC brings more AI gaming projects, SAG-AFTRA explains why its fighting for an ethical use of the tech.
Aerith prays in FInal Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

In defense of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s polarizing ending

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's ending may divide fans, but it's the exact resolution the subversive sequel called for.
A ship takes aim at a camel in Attack of the Mutant Camels.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story is a vital piece of video game history

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story gives modern players a crash course in one of gaming's most important developers.
Poes sit near a waterfall in The Legend of Zelda: tears of the Kingdom.

How (and where) to trade Poes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Here's everything you'll need to know about Poes in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, including all Bargainer's Statue locations.
Soldiers shoot a giant monster in Contra: Operation Galuga.

Contra: Operation Galuga respectfully modernizes an arcade classic

Contra: Operation Galuga brings retro arcade shooting to modern consoles with some smart twists built for modern audiences.
Key art for Akka Arrh shows psychedelic images.

You need to try PlayStation VR2’s most psychedelic game yet

If you need a good reason to dust off your PlayStation VR2, you'll want to check out the psychedelic Akka Arrh.
An archer fires a shot at a dragon in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is already punishing me for my negligence

We learned a lot of hard lessons in our three hours with Dragon's Dogma 2, which ended with a whole lot of tragic escapades.
An artisan makes pottery in Merchants of Rosewall.

Merchants of Rosewall is a cozy shopkeeping sim with a climate crisis twist

Merchants of Rosewall is a new shop-management simulator where climate problems impact the availability and price of resources.
The characters of Berserk Boy pose together.

If you love retro games, you need to check out this killer Mega Man throwback

If you love retro platformers, the lightning fast Berserk Boy should be on your radar.
Snufkin fishes off a dock in Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley.

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a light, but endearing enough kid’s game

Looking for a new game to play with your kids? Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley offers some light storybook charm for families.
Cody Rhodes stands on a ramp in WWE 2K24.

WWE 2K24 review: the wrestling world gets its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

WWE 2K24 is the best version of the wrestling series yet, even if its lacking fresh ideas.
A skeleton touches a still life in Please, Touch the Artwork 2.

Don’t sleep on these one-of-a-kind games that launched in February

February didn't just give us heavy hitters like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Here are 8 totally unique games that launched this month.
Queen's Blood

Whatever you do, don’t skip Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s card minigame

There's an overwhelming amount of side content in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, but don't sleep on its best minigame: Queen's Blood.
An Inkling shoots an enemy spawner in Splatoon 3 Side Order.

Splatoon 3’s Side Order DLC shows that the series can do it all

With its great new Side Order DLC, Splatoon 3 shows why the inky shooter is Nintendo's most valuable series.
A trainer stands in front of two Alolan Exeggutors in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk.

Everything announced at February’s Pokémon Presents stream

From a new mobile card game to a shocking Pokémon X/Y follow-up, here's every bit of news from today's Pokémon Presents stream.
A summoner poses with chimera in Dicefolk.

If you’re done with Palworld, try this monster-catching game next

If you're looking for another monster-collecting alternative after Palworld, give the genre mash-up Dicefolk a try.