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A fight in Gargoyles Remastered.

Gargoyles just got the remaster all retro Disney games deserve

Gargoyles Remastered gives a 1995 Sega Genesis classic the makeover all Disney classics like it deserve.
Hellboy punches an enemy in Hellboy: Web of Wyrd.

Hellboy Web of Wyrd is one of the best-looking comic book games out there

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 isn't the only comic book game to check out this month. Don't sleep on the stylish Hellboy Web of Wyrd.
Issac Clarke exploring ruins in Dead Space Remake.

One of the year’s best reviewed games is coming to Xbox Game Pass

This year's Dead Space remake is coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, though one of the service's best games is leaving.
Atom Eve fights one of the Mauler Twins in Invincible Presents: Atom Eve.

Invincible Presents: Atom Eve feels like a playable comic book

Invincible Presents: Atom Eve makes players active participants in the events of the iconic comic and TV show.
Kitana in Mortal Kombat Onslaught

Mortal Kombat: Onslaught brings a bloody new universe to mobile

NetherRealm Studios tells us how its new mobile game, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, fits into the series' multiverse.
Controller port on the Nintendo 64.

This new retro console will let you play Nintendo 64 games in 4K

The makers of the Analogue Pocket unveiled the Analogue 3D, a new aftermarket console that can play Nintendo 64 cartridges in 4K.
The player drives toward an octopus boss in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged review: a die-cast delight

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is an approachable and nostalgic racer that enhances its predecessor's formula.
Key art from the 3DS game Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

5 Pokémon spinoff series we want to return after Detective Pikachu

From Pokémon Ranger to Pokémon Pinball, these are five Pokémon spinoff series that need to make a comeback in the wake of Detective Pikachu Returns.
Wiggly pipe in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Wonder no more: the new voice of Mario has revealed himself

Curious about who's taking over the role of Mario? Wonder no more: the new Mario has revealed himself.
The key art from when Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft has acquired Activision Blizzard: What does that mean for you?

After nearly two years, Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard. Here's what that means for players and Xbox's future.
Xbox acquired Activision Blizzard on January 18, 2022, and gained the rights to Call of Duty, Candy Crush, and more.

Microsoft finally closes its $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard after nearly two years of scrutiny from regulators.
Basim showing off his hidden blade.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage ending explained: What happens to Basim, Nehal, and Roshan

If you want to make sense of the thrilling prequel plot of Assassin's Creed Mirage, here's a thorough recap of its ending.
A PS5 consxole is opened up, showing its removable hard drive.

PS5’s new Digital Edition brings console gaming one step closer to PC

The PS5 Digital Edition's slimmer redesign introduces the concept of modular design to console gaming.
The new, smaller PS5 models launching in November 2023.

PlayStation 5 is getting a slimmer (but not cheaper) redesign next month

Sony is replacing its launch PlayStation 5 models with a pair of slimmer redesigned models, but the price tag isn't going down.
All of the Lego Animal Crossing sets interconnected.

Lego’s Animal Crossing sets are every bit as adorable as the games

The Lego Animal Crossing collaboration begins next year with five distinct sets that can also interconnect.
A fight in Checkmate Showdown.

You need to play these 7 creative Steam Next Fest demos this week

Steam Next Fest is back and it's bringing tons of creative demos. If you need help finding some highlights, start with these.
An astronaut explores a planet's surface in Starfield.

A field-of-view slider headlines Starfield’s latest update

Bethesda just added first- and third-person FOV sliders to Starfield in its latest update.
Key art for Pokemon Yellow

With 3DS online support ending, we need classic Pokémon games on Switch

With the Nintendo 3DS' online features shutting down, It's time to bring Pokémon's poorly preserved Game Boy entries to Switch.
hidden gem video games october 2023

Don’t let these 3 October hidden gaming gems fly under your radar

While lots of huge AAA games have already come out in October 2023, you shouldn't miss these three other games that also came out this week.
Redfall Cover

Major Redfall patch adds 60 fps performance mode, a stealth overhaul, and more

Redfall finally got the performance mode that was promised before the game even launched via a massive new patch.
Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Play these 3DS and Wii U games before Nintendo shutters their online features

From Super Smash Bros. to Kid Icarus Uprising, these Wii U and 3DS games will lose crucial features when Nintendo shuts down their online services in April.
Animal Crossing Lego figures stand together.

Animal Crossing is the next Nintendo franchise to get the Lego treatment

Nintendo is teasing a Animal Crossing-themed collaboration with Lego.
EMBARGO 10/4 12:01 AM PT: A camera angle up close to a Forza Motorsport race.

Xbox’s 2023 games feel like the Series X launch lineup we never got

The exclusives Microsoft released for Xbox Series X/S this year have made 2023 feel like what 2020 should have felt like.
Mega Man and Mario fight in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U,

Nintendo is shutting down online services for 3DS and Wii U next April

Nintendo will discontinue online services for most Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games and applications in 2024.
The base players build in The Alters.

The Alters turns Fallout Shelter into an ethically focused management sim

The Alters is a resource management game where players don't just have to find resources, but directly deal alternate versions of themselves.
Basim showing off his hidden blade.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage review: stealth throwback feels behind the times

Assassin's Creed Mirage channels the spirit of older Assassin's Creed games, but that comes with some dated ideas.
A single car makes a turn in Forza Motorsport.

Forza Motorsport review: the long-awaited racing tune-up delivers

The long wait for Forza Motorsport was worth it as this is one of the best-looking and smoothest-playing games on Xbox Series X.
Ellie looking concerned.

Naughty Dog devs suffer layoffs, reportedly impacting Last of Us multiplayer spinoff

Naughty Dog is the latest video game studio suffering layoffs, with around 25 developers from multiple departments getting their contracts terminated.
A frozen man with Liar written on his chest sits in front of oil rigs in Frostpunk 2.

Frostpunk 2 takes notes from Cities: Skylines with its grander scope

We got a first look at Frostpunk 2's Utopia Builder mode, which sets the stage for a much larger postapocalyptic city-builder.
Key art for Starfield

The best video games of September 2023: Starfield, Cyberpunk, and more

September gave us a bounty of great games to kick off a crowded fall. Here's what you'll want to put in your backlog.
A team groups up in Counter-Strike 2.

Counter-Strike 2 is now available on Steam for free after surprise launch

After a tease earlier this year, Counter-Strike 2 just got a surprise launch on Steam.
Aloy swimming underwater.

Horizon Forbidden West is the next PlayStation game to make its way to PC

Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition comes to PS5 next week and will get ported to PC in 2024.
The Last of Us 2 Ellie Gun

Video game voice actors are poised for a strike after successful SAG-AFTRA vote

SAG-AFTRA voted to approve a strike against the video game industry ahead of its next round of bargaining sessions.
A trenchcoat-clad character walks down a lit hallway in El Paso, Elsewhere.

El Paso, Elsewhere review: you won’t want to put down this Max Payne-inspired indie

El Paso, Elsewhere is designed like third-person shooters from the early 2000s, and it uses that aesthetic to tell a captivating story.