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Issac stands tall in the Dead Space remake.

Try these 3 Xbox Game Pass horror titles this weekend (June 21-23)

With Still Wakes the Deep out now, why not try some horror games from the Xbox Game Pass library this weekend?
A still from the intro cinematic for Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked.

These underrated 16-bit classics just got new life on Nintendo Switch

Rocket Knight Adventures and its sequels are underrated 16-bit platformer classics, and you can now play them all on Nintendo Switch.
Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Brothership.

I watched this summer’s big gaming showcases. This one was the best

Who had the best video game showcase this month? We gave report cards to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Summer Game Fest.
Key art for Valorant on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

I’m finally turning into a Valorant fan thanks to its Xbox port

Valorant's console port is a game-changer for anyone who prefers controllers over mouse and keyboard.
An image of the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model Mario Red Edition.

Everything announced at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct

We're doing a live recap of every Nintendo Switch announcement made at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct.
A conversation in Life by You.

The Sims competitor Life by You canceled before entering early access

Paradox Interactive canceled its upcoming life-sim game Life by You weeks after indefinitely delaying its early access launch.
Luigi with the Poltergust 5000.

Nintendo Direct June 2024: How to watch and what to expect

Nintendo's big June Direct is finally happening tomorrow, June 18. Here's everything you need to know about it so you don't miss a second.
A screenshot from Harmonium: The Musical.

Harmonium: The Musical embraces the Deaf community to create something special

I played Harmonium: The Musical and spoke to the developers behind this new adventure game that stars a deaf girl and embraces Deaf culture.
The observatory in the remake of Riven.

Riven’s upcoming remake is only happening because Cyan can do it justice

Cyan Worlds is remaking its PC puzzle game Riven: The Sequel to Myst. We spoke to the team to learn more about the challenges of modernizing a classic.
Battle Aces' kraken in the cinematic reveal trailer.

Battle Aces does for RTS games what Pokémon Unite did for MOBAs

Battle Aces simplifies mechanics and makes the RTS game genre much more approachable, just like Pokémon Unite did for MOBA games.
Key art for Stalker 2.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 seems like it will be well worth the wait

We've had to wait a long time to go hands-on with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, but what I played at Summer Game Fest indicates that it is well worth the wait.
The main character in Phantom Blade Zero

Phantom Blade Zero delivers the action I wanted from Stellar Blade

We went hands-on with Phantom Blade Zero at Summer Game Fest, and the upcoming action game feels like a faster version of Stellar Blade at times.
Key art for Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

3 outstanding PS Plus games to play this weekend (June 14-16)

While you wait for all the new PlayStation 5 games announced this month, check out these three standouts on PS Plus this weekend.
Marcus in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

After the Xbox Games Showcase, play these Game Pass greats this weekend (June 14-16)

With so many big Xbox games announced last weekend, these Game Pass titles just became must-play refreshers.
One of the rarity characters in Bokeh Game Studio's Slitterhead.

Silent Hill creator’s new game Slitterhead prioritizes action over scares

We got a creepy look at Slitterhead during Summer Game Fest and learned why Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama is prioritizing action over horror.
Goku in Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero.

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero is the anime sandbox of your dreams

With spectacle-filled fights and a Custom Battle mode, Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero is shaping up to be the ultimate Dragon Ball sandbox.
Key art for New World Aeternum.

New World: Aeternum made a lot of necessary changes to work on console

I played the Xbox version of New World: Aeternum and think Amazon's MMO is shaping up to be just as fun on console.
Art of the Balahara in Monster Hunter Wilds.

How Capcom created one of Monster Hunter Wilds’ terrifying new monsters

Capcom told Digital Trends how it goes about creating new monsters, like the threatening Balahara, for Monster Hunter Wilds.
A hunter fights two monsters at once in Monster Hunter Wilds.

Monster Hunter Wilds regions are twice as big as World’s, with no loading screens

Monster Hunter Wilds features regions that are twice as big as the ones in Monster Hunter World, yet they don't feature any loading screens
Key art for Age of Mythology: Retold.

Age of Mythology: Retold will have controller support on PC from day one

The PC version of Age of Mythology: Retold will have controller support from day one, a World's Edge developer tells Digital Trends.
A dragon in Dragon Age: The Veilguard

I saw the first hour of Dragon Age: The Veilguard and it was action-packed

I saw the first hour Dragon Age: The Veilguard behind closed doors at Summer Game Fest. Here's a play-by-play of what happened.
Two warriors in Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.

This surprising Capcom game is the best thing I played at Summer Game Fest

You've never played something quite like Capcom's Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess before, and that's why this game deserves your undivided attention.
Key art for Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus.

6 free indie game demos you should play during the Steam Next Fest

Some of the best Steam Next Fest demos are for Creatures of Ava, Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, Gourdlets, One BTN Bosses, and more.
A player does a trick on a skateboard in skate.

The next Skate will finally begin console playtesting this fall

A new development update for skate. confirmed that console playtesting will finally begin this fall.
Nor fights a Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn boss with her gun.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is a ‘Soulslite,’ but I don’t feel a difference yet

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn touts itself as a Soulslite, but its familiar gameplay shows that the Dark Souls formula is in need of a bigger shake-up.
Key art for Replaced.

Replaced is the Hellblade 2 of pixel art games

Replaced does for pixel art what Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 did for photorealistic Unreal Engine 5 graphics.
Celestial units in Stormgate.

Stormgate is the StarCraft 3 you’ve been waiting for

I went hands-on with Stormgate, and in lieu of a Starcraft 3, it's poised to become the new king of the RTS genre.
Indiana jones buried in the sand.

Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase 2024

Xbox announced Doom: The Dark Ages, Gears of War: E-Day, and more at the 2024 Xbox Game Showcase.
The main character in an anime cutscene for Metaphor: ReFantazio.

Metaphor: ReFantazio feels more familiar than I expected

Although Metaphor: ReFantazio overwhelms visually, it's actually a familiar and fun turn-based RPG.
Key art for Starship Troopers: Extermination.

Move over Helldivers 2. A Starship Troopers game is coming to consoles

Starship Troopers: Extermination will give players an officially licensed alternative to Helldivers 2 this October.
Key art for Volgarr the Viking 2.

I already love Volgarr the Viking 2 (even though I couldn’t beat its demo)

Volgarr the Viking 2 is a tough-as-nails platformer inspired by some retro classics, and I wasn't able to beat its demo at Guerilla Collective 2024.
Koira meditates.

Koira creator explains how Day of the Devs’ prettiest game came to be

Animated musical adventure game Koira was a standout from Day of the Devs 2024. I spoke to its developer to learn more about how it came to be.
The main character dashes in Possessor(s).

The team behind Hyper Light Drifter just revealed a beautiful new game

Hyper Light Breaker isn't the only upcoming game from Heart Machine. It's also working with Devolver Digital on a 2D platformer called Possessor(s).
Tenjutsu's main character in the reveal trailer.

Dead Cells designer’s new game, Tenjutsu, is a yakuza action roguelike

Devolver Digital will publish Tenjutsu, the next game from Dead Cells creator Sébastien Benard.