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A character from Palia with tan skin, dark brown hair, and dressed in green holds a gardening tool. They are standing in a garden, surrounded by tomato plants.

Palia is a delightfully cozy MMO experience for Animal Crossing fans

Singularity 6's new game, Palia, looks to bring players a community-based experience with a refreshing take on both MMO and cozy game staples.
Bailu in between Banxia and Trailblazer with her hands on her hips

Honkai: Star Rail understands the key to making great ‘side’ content

Desktop mode on the Steam Deck.

I use Steam every day, and I couldn’t live without these 6 hidden features

A Baldur's Gate 3 character lights the way.

I’m going to use a guide for Baldur’s Gate 3, and so should you

Pikmin and Bulborb in Pikmin 4.

The best video games of July 2023: Pikmin 4, Remnant 2, and more

Two players play Nintendo Switch.

This hidden Switch feature will change the way you play Nintendo games

Koa runs on an island in Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara.

This breezy 3D platformer wears its simplicity as a badge of honor

Cayde is in Destiny 2: The Final Shape's reveal trailer.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

Sanrio characters hang out on a beach in Hello Kitty: Island Adventure.

Hello Kitty: Island Adventure should be your next mobile game obsession

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Minnie in Disney Illusion Island.

Disney Illusion Island is full of video game Easter eggs

A Pikachu sleeps on a bed.

Pokémon Sleep shows the power and pitfalls of a gamified health app

Mimi paddles down a river in a kayak in Dordogne.

5 underrated Xbox Game Pass games you should play while you still can

A combat encounter in Armored Core 6

Even if you love Dark Souls, you’re not ready for FromSoftware’s next game

We spent three hours playing FromSoftware's next game, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, and you're not ready for it.
A knight with a gun in a burning square.

Remnant 2 PC: change these graphics settings immediately

Remnant 2 is causing headaches for PC players already. Here are the best settings to optimize your performance in the game.
A group of Blue Protocol players stands together.

Amazon’s Blue Protocol has the potential to be my gateway MMO

Blue Protocol feels more like an action game than other MMOs, which is exactly what hooked me during a demo.
The GOG Galaxy Mac app showing a library of games.

Ubisoft has every right to delete your games — even if it shouldn’t

Ubisoft isn't deleting your inactive account filled with games, but the outrage at that possibility still has merit.
donkey kong goes home retrospective feature art

This forgotten 1983 vinyl made Mario history, but it could never be created today

Before Mario even had his own game, four moonlighting musicians gave him a voice on an offbeat album from Nintendo’s wildest era.
Remnant II's Mother Mind boss fight

Remnant 2 is a master class in great shooter boss fight design

Memorable boss fights steal the show in Remnant 2, elevating the Souls-inspired shooter to new heights.
Leviathan traps a player in Exoprimal.

To create Exoprimal’s story, Capcom pitted past and future against one another

Exoprimal's developers gave Digital Trends more insight into how the multiplayer shooter's unique narrative came together.
Honor and Miss Terri stand back to back in Murder by Numbers.

Don’t miss this free Epic Games Store gem from the creators of Fall Guys

Epic Games Store latest freebie is a 90s murder mystery puzzle game that you need to try.
Pikmin run from a giant spider in Pikmin 4.

Pikmin 4 tips that newcomers and series veterans need to know before starting

Whether you're brand new to Pikmin or a series veteran, here are a few tips you'll want to know before starting Pikmin 4.
An offroad race in The Crew Motorfest

The Crew Motorfest is in a race with Forza Horizon 5, but it’s destined for second place

Based on three hours of playtime, The Crew Motorfest is a well-crafted, but derivative riff on Forza Horizon.
Leviathan traps a player in Exoprimal.

I hope every multiplayer game copies Exoprimal’s best feature

Exoprimal features a smart approach to storytelling in an online multiplayer game that games like Overwatch could learn from.
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

6 lessons that Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game can learn from the series’ past

Everyone wants Bethesda's Indiana Jones game to live up to its potential, and it can by taking a few key lessons from previous Indy video games.
A pot full of ingredients appears in Venba.

Venba celebrates South Indian culture through more meaningful video game cooking

Set to launch later this month, Venba aims to make the cooking video game genre more meaningful.
The GameCube startup screen appears mid animation.

We ranked all the best (and worst) video game system startup sounds

From the PlayStation to the Steam Deck, plenty of game systems have given us memorable startup sounds. But which one is the best?
Barrage Exosuit in Exoprimal.

Xbox Game Pass’ latest addition is a must-try multiplayer shooter

If you're looking for a new multiplayer game, you need to give dinosaur shooter Exoprimal a try.
Gex holding a remote in the Gex Trilogy's reveal trailer.

We’re witnessing a game preservation crisis, but there’s hope on the horizon

A new study from the Video Game History Foundations shows that current state of game preservation is dire, but a few publishers are trying to fix that.
A shot of Sims dressed in Western-style clothing, performing a line dance. One Sim in a red shirt is sitting down at a piano, playing music.

The Sims 4: Horse Ranch expansion is a warm slice of Western charm

The Sims 4: Horse Ranch delivers a Western-soaked world where players can get busy ranching and training and riding horses.
A player sits at a campfire in Enshrouded.

Enshrouded is a survival melting pot with shades of Minecraft, Valheim, and Rust

We got a hands-off look at Enshrouded, which showed that this survival crafting game is taking the right notes from games like Minecraft and Valheim.
Key art for Double Dragon Gaiden

Double Dragon Gaiden isn’t easy nostalgia bait. It’s a full-on retro reinvention

Double Dragon Gaiden doesn't just go for easy retro nostalgia. It reinvents the Double Dragon formula in a creative way that we're already loving.
Xbox's logo used during the Extended Games Showcase

Microsoft beat the FTC. Here’s what the controversial court ruling means for Xbox

Microsoft cleared its biggest hurdle to closing its Activision Blizzard acquisition, but the battle isn't quite over yet.
A Macho Man statue stands tall in WrestleQuest.

WrestleQuest turns your WWF nostalgia into a turn-based RPG, and it works

If you grew up smashing your Macho Man and Jake the Snake action figures together, WrestleQuest might be the RPG for you.
Cloud, Zack, and Sephiroth stand back to back in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

Follow up Final Fantasy XVI with these 6 Square Enix game deals this Prime Day

If you're looking for something to play after Final Fantasy XVI, several Square Enix games are currently on sale for Prime Day.

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