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    • Image for USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #10-#6

      USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #10-#6

      On Day Three of our Top 20 countdown, we crack the top ten.

    • Image for Resident Evil 7's Teaser Shows Promise, But Leaves Some Lingering Questions

      Resident Evil 7's Teaser Shows Promise, But Leaves Some Lingering Questions

      Capcom's reboot brings their horror series in an entirely new direction, but can it sustain first-person tension for more than 20 minutes?

    • Image for The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

      The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

      The Xbox One is the best pure console on the market right now, but it's been a hard road getting to this point.

    • Image for We Test Project xCloud: Why Xbox Already Has the Lead in the Next-Gen Streaming Wars

      We Test Project xCloud: Why Xbox Already Has the Lead in the Next-Gen Streaming Wars

      Project xCloud wins by not being the main event for Xbox.

    • Image for Inside Minecraft Dungeon's Journey From a Zelda-Inspired 3DS Game to an Approachable Dungeon Crawler

      Inside Minecraft Dungeon's Journey From a Zelda-Inspired 3DS Game to an Approachable Dungeon Crawler

      Mojang prepares to deliver its first spinoff for the multi-million best-seller Minecraft.

    • Image for PokeNecromancer: How An Artist Is Resurrecting "Lost" Pokemon With Amazing Illustrations

      PokeNecromancer: How An Artist Is Resurrecting "Lost" Pokemon With Amazing Illustrations

      A little paint and imagination can lift a cold Pokemon from the cutting room floor and into fans' hearts.

    • Image for 20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

      20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

      From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

    • Image for The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

      The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

      On the 20th anniversary of Pokemon's release in North America, we rank the 25 best Pokemon to date.

    • Image for Why the Pokemon Anime is the Most Successful Adaptation of a Videogame Ever

      Why the Pokemon Anime is the Most Successful Adaptation of a Videogame Ever

      Game Freak's marketing juggernaut owes much of its success to its television spinoff. And it's still going.

    • Image for What's The Scariest Video Game Setting?

      What's The Scariest Video Game Setting?

      COMMUNITY QUESTION | To continue with Halloween tradition, let's talk about the creepiest environments in games.

    • Image for Why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Already the Fastest Selling Game in the Series' History

      Why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Already the Fastest Selling Game in the Series' History

      Why Nintendo's racer is more important than your typical next-gen port. Plus: Morrowind's 15th anniversary, American Gods, and more!

    • Image for What Do You Drift For?: Meeting the Fastest Mario Kart Racers in the World

      What Do You Drift For?: Meeting the Fastest Mario Kart Racers in the World

      All across the decades Mario Kart, there are dedicated players racing to be the fastest they can be.

    • Image for USgamer Community Question: What Game Can You Remember Your Parents Playing?

      USgamer Community Question: What Game Can You Remember Your Parents Playing?

      *DJ Khaled voice*: Another one. (Another USgamer Friday Community question.) This week: What game can you remember your parents playing?

    • Image for Farewell, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

      Farewell, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

      In a few hours, Nintendo DS and Wii games go offline forever. But should we eulogize the service? Or do we spit on its grave?

    • Image for The Rise of Nintendo's Curiously Divisive Competitive Communities

      The Rise of Nintendo's Curiously Divisive Competitive Communities

      Why do the competitive communities of Pokémon and Smash Bros. engender so much loyalty... and so much controversy?

    • Image for What We're Playing: Life After Dark Souls and the Delights of Mr. Wolfenstein

      What We're Playing: Life After Dark Souls and the Delights of Mr. Wolfenstein

      Wolfenstein, life after Dark Souls, and of course, fricking robots. Here's what the team at USgamer is playing this week.

    • Image for Nintendo Seems Hell-Bent on Co-Opting Everyone Else's Kid-Friendly Franchises

      Nintendo Seems Hell-Bent on Co-Opting Everyone Else's Kid-Friendly Franchises

      From strategic to sassy, Nintendo is taking lessons (and a bite) of every hot kids' property they can.

    • Image for 25 Years Later, The Spirit of Super Mario 2 Looms at E3

      25 Years Later, The Spirit of Super Mario 2 Looms at E3

      Between Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario 3D World, Mario's most oddball adventure is seeing a modest revival.

    • Image for Of Metroid and Mastery

      Of Metroid and Mastery

      How Dark Souls echoes the sophisticated design of classics like Super Metroid.

    • Image for 2013 In Review: The Legend of Zelda Told Me to Get Lost

      2013 In Review: The Legend of Zelda Told Me to Get Lost

      How A Link Between World's focus on player freedom created the best installment in years.

    • Image for Breaking Tradition: An Interview with Tri Force Heroes' Eiji Aonuma and Hiromasa Shikata

      Breaking Tradition: An Interview with Tri Force Heroes' Eiji Aonuma and Hiromasa Shikata

      The masterminds behind the latest Legend of Zelda talk about their new release, and a missed opportunity to stick Link in his Birthday Suit.

    • Image for What's the Greatest Legend of Zelda Game Ever? We Ranked Them All (Number 25-18)

      What's the Greatest Legend of Zelda Game Ever? We Ranked Them All (Number 25-18)

      We ranked every single Legend of Zelda game to date, from the biggest adventures to the most obscure spinoffs. Here are the results.

    • Image for Retronauts Toots on the Ocarina of Time

      Retronauts Toots on the Ocarina of Time

      This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Link's 1998 leap into the world of 3D gaming.

    • Image for Professor Sharkey's Bad Game Science: Exactly How Big Are Videogame Worlds?

      Professor Sharkey's Bad Game Science: Exactly How Big Are Videogame Worlds?

      How big are video game worlds, really? Professor Sharkey investigates.

    • Image for Miyamoto's Vision for the Zelda Series Comes Full-Circle with Breath of the Wild

      Miyamoto's Vision for the Zelda Series Comes Full-Circle with Breath of the Wild

      Miyamoto designed the first Zelda game to offer us an idea of what exploring a new world was like, and now he's being treated to a full realization of that initial dream.

    • Image for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Appears to Borrow From Skyward Sword in All the Best Ways

      The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Appears to Borrow From Skyward Sword in All the Best Ways

      The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn't a widely loved Zelda game, but it has a lot of elements worth re-visiting.

    • Image for How Shigeru Miyamoto Changed the Course of Hyrule Warriors, and Other Insights into its Development

      How Shigeru Miyamoto Changed the Course of Hyrule Warriors, and Other Insights into its Development

      Insights into the collaboration between Nintendo and Tecmo Koei, and what Eiji Aonuma learned from the process. Plus, the story behind Female Link.

    • Image for Axe of the Blood God: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC, Kat Plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More

      Axe of the Blood God: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC, Kat Plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More

      PODCAST | Recapping Zelda's big night at The Game Awards, Kat's initial experiences with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and more.

    • Image for What the Heck Does Nintendo Have Planned for Its Mobile Zelda Game?

      What the Heck Does Nintendo Have Planned for Its Mobile Zelda Game?

      It's only a rumor, but a it's a feasible one. Which begs the question: Given Super Mario Run's failure to make cash, what can we expect from a mobile Zelda game?

    • Image for From Us to You! Dives Deeper Into Zelda and the Rest of E3 2016

      From Us to You! Dives Deeper Into Zelda and the Rest of E3 2016

      PODCAST: Plus, Nadia delves into her review of Mighty No. 9

    • Image for Nintendo's Live-Action Films: Who Should Play Who?

      Nintendo's Live-Action Films: Who Should Play Who?

      Mike looks at the best Hollywood actors available for live-action adaptations of Nintendo's franchises.

    • Image for USgamer Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Actor and Gamer

      USgamer Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Actor and Gamer

      USgamer's editors come together to pay tribute to a great actor, gamer, and father.

    • Image for How Video Game Cookbooks Are Helping Us Taste Digital Worlds

      How Video Game Cookbooks Are Helping Us Taste Digital Worlds

      The creators behind the Earthbound, Zelda, WoW, and Fallout cookbooks on how they bring fictional cuisine into real-world kitchens.

    • Image for "These Are the Games You Play in Hell" and Other Japanese Reactions to the Zelda CD-i Games

      "These Are the Games You Play in Hell" and Other Japanese Reactions to the Zelda CD-i Games

      Squadalah! We're off, Link-chan!

    • Image for Super Mario's Maestro: A Q&A with Nintendo's Koji Kondo

      Super Mario's Maestro: A Q&A with Nintendo's Koji Kondo

      The composer behind some of gaming's most legendary tunes reflects on the many changes he's experienced in his 30-year career at Nintendo.

    • Image for USstreamer Archive: Bob Takes a Trip to Termina in Majora's Mask

      USstreamer Archive: Bob Takes a Trip to Termina in Majora's Mask

      Revisit one of Link's strangest adventures with a solid hour of the 2000 N64 original.

    • Image for Nintendo E3 2017 Preview: What We're Going to See, and What We Want to See

      Nintendo E3 2017 Preview: What We're Going to See, and What We Want to See

      What's Nintendo got up its sleeve for E3 2017? We've got a few ideas -- and a sizable wish list.

    • Image for Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U vs Switch, Special Editions, and Analyses

      Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U vs Switch, Special Editions, and Analyses

      We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

    • Image for Route Randomizers: Where Everything You Think You Know is Wrong

      Route Randomizers: Where Everything You Think You Know is Wrong

      Randomizers are giving old favorites like The Legend of Zelda and Super Metroid new twists, particularly for speedrunners.

    • Image for The Legend of Zelda's Only Cartoon Aspired to Competence in a Landscape of Trash

      The Legend of Zelda's Only Cartoon Aspired to Competence in a Landscape of Trash

      It might not have been the most faithful adaptation, but Link's animated adventures stood slightly above typical kids' TV dreck.

    • Image for 5 of the Most Unexpectedly Emotional Moments in Games

      5 of the Most Unexpectedly Emotional Moments in Games

      Sometimes video games go on a sudden mission to make you feel things, and you get dragged along for the ride when you least expect it.

    • Image for Still More Evidence for a 2016 Release for Nintendo's NX Console

      Still More Evidence for a 2016 Release for Nintendo's NX Console

      The platform rumored to be a handheld/console hybrid is reportedly in the hands of developers.

    • Image for The 10 Best Turtles in Video Games

      The 10 Best Turtles in Video Games

      Let's celebrate World Turtle Day by counting down the ten best (unstomped) digital terrapins!

    • Image for Nadia's Midboss Musings: Would Nintendo's Real "Badass Princess" Please Stand Up? (Plus: Meet Ironknuckle!)

      Nadia's Midboss Musings: Would Nintendo's Real "Badass Princess" Please Stand Up? (Plus: Meet Ironknuckle!)

      Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle describes Peach as "The Badass Princess." Hah, as if! Right...?

    • Image for Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

      Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

      Zelda II has problems, but it should also be praised for showing us a side of Hyrule we usually don't get to see.

    • Image for Long Time Coming: Finishing the Original Legend of Zelda in 2016

      Long Time Coming: Finishing the Original Legend of Zelda in 2016

      Kat finally got the original Zelda off her bucket list this year. Here's what she found.

    • Image for A Link to the Past Deep Dive, Part 4: Why A Link to the Past's Dungeons Were Perfect

      A Link to the Past Deep Dive, Part 4: Why A Link to the Past's Dungeons Were Perfect

      CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | In transforming dungeons from combat gauntlets to complex puzzles, the third Zelda reinvented the action RPG.

    • Image for Hylians! Cut Down on Recurring Evil with Four Weird Tips

      Hylians! Cut Down on Recurring Evil with Four Weird Tips

      It might not be from a single mom, but this advice will help with the whole "Ganon" issue.

    • Image for Best Zelda Games: Every Legend of Zelda Game Ranked

      Best Zelda Games: Every Legend of Zelda Game Ranked

      We rank the best Zelda games of all time with our definitive list covering more than a dozen consoles, including Breath of the Wild! What is the best Zelda game ever made?

    • Image for Why Zelda is an Unexpectedly Great Proof of Concept for the Switch

      Why Zelda is an Unexpectedly Great Proof of Concept for the Switch

      Plus: Music from Night in the Woods, Logan's success, and a little survival horror game set in 1960s Taiwan.

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