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Rain stands next to Sektor in Mortal Kombat 1.

Bloody new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer brings back 2 classic fighters

Mortal Kombat 1 just got a bloody new gameplay trailer filled with plenty of familiar faces (and cyborgs).
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s next booster pass brings Wii and GameCube nostalgia next week

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's next Booster Course Pass wave drops next week and it's bringing Daisy Cruiser just in time for summer.
Living room with Microsoft Xbox Series X (L) and Sony PlayStation 5 home video game consoles alongside a television and soundbar.

How we test video game consoles

With the gaming hardware landscape more complicated than ever, our approach to video game console reviews has modernized. Here's how we test gaming devices.
A man drives away in a boat with stolen money in Grand Theft Auto 5 art.

Grand Theft Auto V makes its surprise return to Xbox Game Pass today

After a two-year absence, Grand Theft Auto V makes its return to Xbox Game Pass today.
Link holding the master sword in the clouds.

The best games of 2023 so far: Tears of the Kingdom, Resident Evil 4, and more

The first half of 2023 was loaded with heavy hitters and emotional indies. Here are 10 games you shouldn't miss from the last six months.
Players inflate balloons in Everybody 1-2-Switch!

Everybody 1-2-Switch! review: Nintendo’s party game is only as fun as your friends

Everybody 1-2-Switch! can be a lot of fun with the right friends, but the uneven minigame collection gets old fast.
Clive stands in profile in Final Fantasy XVI.

Creating Clive: Final Fantasy XVI creators unveil the details behind its hero

We sat down with the creators of Final Fantasy XVI to learn about the details that went into creating its standout hero, Clive Rosfield.
Arcade cabinets stand in a room in Arcade Paradise.

One of my favorite 2022 games just came to Xbox Game Pass, and you need to try it

Xbox Game Pass just added one of 2022's best hidden gems, a unique arcade simulator filled with retro nostalgia.
Clive walks through a field in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI’s most impressive innovations are the ones you can hear

Final Fantasy XVI features a trio of impressive audio innovations, including a system that automatically generates sound effects.
A character flies on a bird in Flock.

Everything announced at Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2023: Blade Runner, Stray on Xbox, and more

From a new Blade Runner game to a realistic photography simulator, here's every game we saw at this year's Annapurna Interactive Showcase.
Teens and a giraffe pose for a school photo in To a T.

Katamari Damacy creator’s new game is about a teen stuck in a T-pose

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi is back with To a T, a game about a child stuck in T-pose.
Hangman Adam Page throws Jon Moxley onto a ladder in AEW: Fight Forever.

AEW: Fight Forever review: WWE rival needed more time in development

AEW: Fight Forever will please any fans just looking for a throwback wrestling game, but a lack of content leaves it feeling less complete than an N64 game.
Gameplay in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective's remaster.

13 years later, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is still as innovative as ever

The Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective HD remaster highlights just how creative and innovative Shu Takumi's magnum opus still is.
People sit on white blocks in a room holding smartphones.

Everybody 1-2-Switch! offers silly multiplayer fun — when it works

Everybody 1-2-Switch has potential as a true party game, but our hands-on demo left us with a whole bunch of red flags due to some unusual tech issues.
The player rides Oatchi in Pikmin 4

You can’t pet the dog in Pikmin 4, but you can make it buff

Based on over an hour of playtime, Pikmin 4 seems like the best entry point yet for the oddball strategy series.
LEGO Sonic faces down Eggman in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars is getting a Lego DLC, but game still has no release date

Today's Sonic Central stream didn't give us a release date for Sonic Superstars, but it did reveal a new Lego DLC.
A potato wields two guns in Brotato.

This $5 Steam indie might just be the game of the summer

Vampire Survivors-like action/roguelike Brotato steps out of early access today and it's very much worth your $5.
A sand creature jumps at a jeep in Sand Land.

The Sand Land video game is already converting me into a fan of the manga

Sand Land brings something new to the action-RPG genre by letting you take a tank to a swordfight. Here's how it works based on our hands-on experience.
Shiva floats in the air in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI review: spectacular highs and lows in an uneven epic

Final Fantasy XVI impresses with awe-inspiring action, but shallow RPG systems turn the time between big battles into an unrewarding chore.
A hand flips over a card in Chants of Sennaar.

Sorry Starfield, but Chants of Sennaar is now my most anticipated September game

Chants of Sennaar will have you decoding entire languages in clever deduction gameplay that's reminiscent of Return of the Obra Dinn.
A character overlooks a desert in Chants of Sennaar.

We played Tribeca Fest’s 2023 game selections and walked away amazed

We tried out all of Tribeca Fest's game selections this year, featuring astonishing titles from Ecuador, Qatar, and more.
Mimi paddles down a river in a kayak in Dordogne.

You should play the year’s most beautiful game on Xbox Game Pass right now

Drop what you're playing and try out Dordogne, a gorgeous watercolor coming-of-age story available now and included with Xbox Game Pass.
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Pixel Ripped 1978 review: VR charmer offers a nostalgic, sanitized version of Atari history

Pixel Ripped 1978 offers a loving ode to Atari history in VR, though one that's perhaps a little too reverential for its own good.
A red and blue car clash in Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport includes a one-button accessibility option and ‘CarPG’ hooks

We got lots of new details on Forza Motorsport, including changes to its career mode and its new one-button accessibility feature.
Key art for 33 Immortals

33 Immortals will let you fight God in its Divine Comedy-inspired story

We got more details on 33 Immortals during a hands-on session, including information on its Divine Comedy-inspired story.
A Na'vi riding an Ikron in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora honors the Na’vi with ‘quality over quantity’ gameplay

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Associate Game Director Drew Rechner gave us more details about how the open-world game honors the films' ethos.
Sargon leaps in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is already proving the haters wrong

Ignore the downvotes. We played 30 minutes of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and walked away very, very impressed.
Dungeons of Hinterberg key art

Everything we learned about Dungeons of Hinterberg, Xbox showcase’s most eye-catching reveal

We learned more details about Dungeons of Hinterberg, one of the Xbox Games Showcase’s most eye-catching reveals
V rides a motorcycle while shooting at a mech in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty fixes my biggest problems with the base game

After swearing off Cyberpunk 2077 when it launched, a strong Phantom Liberty demo has me ready for a return to Night City.
An island full of puzzles appears in Islands of Insight.

Islands of Insight is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom meets The Witness

Island of Insight looks like a combination of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and The Witness.
60 players race on a track in Stampede Racing Royale.

Stampede: Racing Royale turns Mario Kart into a 60-player battle royale

Stampede: Racing Royale is a 60-player kart racing battle royale that plays like a combination between Fall Guys and Mario Kart.
Robots patrol the streets in Clockwork Revolution.

Clockwork Revolution is Xbox’s next big first-party exclusive

Clockwork Revolution, a time traveling action RPG, is set to be Xbox's next major exclusive.
A spellcaster holds a book in Avowed.

Avowed finally reappears at Xbox Games Showcase with a 2024 launch window

Obsidian's Avowed is now scheduled to launch in 2024 and it has a magical new gameplay trailer.
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior key art shows a character facing off against a bearded enemy.

This ingenious Summer Game Fest indie needs to be on your radar

The clever, time rewinding action of Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior blew us away at Summer Game Fest.