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Leon fights off a parasite in Resident Evil 4's remake.

6 things you need to know before starting Resident Evil 4

While you should mostly go into Resident Evil 4 blind, you'll want to know these 6 things before facing off with Los Iluminados.
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Layers of Fear radically reshapes two psychological horror classics

We played three chapters of Layers of Fear at GDC and were surprised by how much new content the unusual remake includes.
A character lays passed out on a shipping container in Sludge Life.

Sludge Life is getting a surprising sequel and we’ve already tried it

Oddball indie Sludge Life is getting a sequel and we've already played an hour of it. Here's what's new in the open-world slacker comedy.
El Paso, Elsewhere's main character leans on the hood of a car.

El Paso, Elsewhere pays tribute to Max Payne with style and substance

El Paso Elsewhere turns Max Payne into a vampire-filled neo-noir, and there’s a lot of substance under all that style.
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Ra Ra Boom looks to fix the beat ‘em up genre’s biggest problem

Ra Ra Boom bends all the rules of the beat ‘em up genre to create a side-scrolling brawler that feels like Marvel vs Capcom.
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Crash Team Rumble isn’t what you’re expecting, and that makes it a total blast

After playing a few rounds of Crash Team Rumble at GDC, we’re absolutely sold on this surprising Crash Bandicoot multiplayer game.
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This charming indie turns storytelling into a clever puzzle game

Storyteller is 2023's most charming game yet, turning classic fairytales into clever logic puzzles.
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Redfall isn’t just a fun vampire shooter. It’s a takedown of the ultra-rich

Redfall creative director Harvey Smith tells us how Arkane's vampire shooter takes aim at society's true bloodsuckers.
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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.
Key art for Dr Fetus' Mean Meat Machine.

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.
Mina the Hollower stands in front of a castle in key art.

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.
A room appears in both color and black and white in Viewfinder.

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.
Hands in VR control an Atari 2600 joystick in Pixel Ripped 1978.

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.
Saddler looms in front of amber in the Resident Evil 4 remake.

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.
Bad Bunny performs a cross-body on The Miz in WWE 2K23.

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.
Screenshot from Hogwarts Legacy.

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.
Leon parries a chainsaw villager in Resident Evil 4.

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.
A group of players fights a T-Rex in Exoprimal.

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.
Birdo sails through the sky in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Yoshi's Island course.

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.
Leon holding a gun in Resident Evil 4.

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.
Metroid Samus Returns hands on review

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.
An astronaut stands in front of an artifact in Starfield.

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.
The heroes of Hi-Fi Rush stand together.

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.
Death Attacks Dead Cells' hero in the Return to Castlevania DLC.

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.
A Hogwarts Leagcy player uses dark magic.

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.
Ifrit roaring in Final Fantasy 16 surrounded by fire.

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.