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Gaming

Google kills Stadia, but drops a hint about its future gaming plans

The service never stood a chance.

Cult of Nintendo

Splatoon 3 is the glorious pinnacle of Nintendo's style agenda

Image is everything.

Gaming

The massive GTA 6 leak is an even bigger deal than you think

This isn’t a victimless crime.

Game Anniversary

19 years ago, the best bad video game ever transformed the medium

Good to be bad.

One night in Cologne

How 'Metal: Hellsinger' forged an unholy alliance between gamers and metalheads

As part of Gamescom 2022, an epic concert for 'Metal: Hellsinger' raised hype for the upcoming rhythmic shooter. Matt Heafy and David Goldfarb reveal how they pulled it off.

Gaming

21 years ago, a Nintendo flop changed the video games industry forever

The purple lunchbox.

Maidenless

Elden Ring superfans reveal the surprising reason they've abandoned the game

It’s awful lonely in the Lands Between.

Gaming

God of War Ragnarok’s latest trailer in 10 stunning images

Future’s so bright...

Gaming

Pokémon Unite producer says he’s “surprised” so many people are playing the MOBA

Catch ‘em all.

Gamescom 2022

Flintlock could be the first Soulslike to truly rival its inspiration

The student becomes the teacher.

Borahae

BTS ARMY reveals why they can't get enough of the supergroup's game 'In the Seom'

BTS may be taking a break from touring in real life, but the seven members are still together in mobile game 'In the Seom.'

Inverse Game Reviews

The Last of Us Part I is as close to perfection as it gets

Inverse score: 10/10

Gaming

The messy lore of Elder Scrolls reveals the greatest strength of the games

A loose-cannon approach to canon.

Gamescom 2022

High on Life is far more fun than its goofy trailer suggests

Surprisingly refined and genuinely funny.

HBD

30 years ago, Nintendo changed racing games forever

Built for speed.

Luminaries 2022

'Elden Ring,' 'Breath of the Wild 2,' and 6 more games that will change the medium

We asked six of the most interesting and influential people in the games industry about the games they think will shape the future of the medium.

Year in Games 2020
Year In Games

Inverse readers' favorite game of 2020 was also the most controversial

The Last of Us Part 2 from Naughty Dog came out on top.

Year In Games

The 4 best sidekicks of 2020 reveal why PS5 is winning the console war

Inverse readers have spoken.

Year in Games

2020's most promising new video game franchises couldn't be more different

Just nine votes separated the two frontrunners.

Year In Games

2020's biggest games industry reveal was unforgettably polarizing

The highlight of a long, strange summer.

Year in Games

The most brutal video game decision of 2020 nearly killed me

What's more important: honor or loyalty?

Year in Games

The funniest video game of 2020 leveraged viral memes for worthy causes

The year's most hilarious game is a slapstick triumph with wit to spare.

Year in Games

2020's best multiplayer game made me more paranoid than ever

The possibilities are truly limitless.

Year in Games

Among Us, Warzone, and Animal Crossing are 2020's best comfort-food games

1,483+ Inverse readers reveal their go-to games for quarantine escapism.

Gaming

Inverse's favorite games of 2020

All killer, no filler.

Year in Games

2020's most controversial video game reveals the worst thing about fandom

A perpetual motion machine of outrage.

Year in Games

The most important video game of 2020 is coming out ... in 2021

The absence of Halo Infinite is painfully obvious.

Year in Games

The biggest video game flirt of 2020 changed gaming history

I love you, Jessie Rasberry.

Year in Games

2020's most beautiful video game makes diversity divine

It’s rare to find a game this sexy.

Year in Games

The best boss battle of 2020 changed video games for me forever

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Rat King.

Year in Games

2020's best video game death redefined a popular genre

"Is there no escape?"

Year In Games

The best 2020 video game heartthrob isn’t Zagreus or Cloud

Thirst trap royalty.

Sophisticated Gamer
Sophisticated Gamer

Sit with a vengeance in this The Batman gaming chair

Sophisticated Gamer

DXRacer Craft Series made me a gaming chair believer

This thing’s awesome.

2021

9 cool AF gaming gadgets I can’t live without

I learned a lot about gaming better in 2021.

Sophisticated

Audeze Mobius 3D headphones are so good you’ll cry

Better, more immersive audio can seriously let you feel the music or game audio.

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Sophisticated Gamer

SCUF's Instinct Xbox controller almost beats the DualSense

The Instinct is SCUF’s greatest controller yet, elevating the base Xbox Series X hardware to heights that rival even the PS5 DualSense.

Sophisticated Techie

Take your home theater to the next level with 1 luxe upgrade

BenQ's HT3550i can’t quite replace your TV, but it can make for amazing outdoor movie nights.

Sophisticated Techie

Infinity Game Table has the same disruptive potential as the Kindle

Digitize an entire library of board games on a touch-screen table from Arcade1Up.

Sophisticated

SteelSeries' new gaming headset offers pro quality at a reasonable price

Our Arctis Prime review.

Sophisticated Techie

5 best PS5 DualSense charging stations

Stay charged.

Sophisticated Techie

These Adidas fitness headphones can do everything

The fitness-forward RPT-01 Bluetooth headphones maintain high-quality sound.

Sophisticated Gamer

This genius gadget solves the Nintendo Switch's most annoying audio problem

A little luxury you never knew you needed.

Sophisticated Gamer

Ring Fit Adventure is the greatest fitness video game ever

Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario mechanics with a wry sense of humor.

Sophisticated Gamer

WhirlwindFX compact Atom gaming keyboard beats the competition in 1 crucial area

The Atom is an ideal alternative to WhirlwindFX's less-mobile Element with impressive software.

Sophisticated Gamer

Shadow Boost cloud gaming makes Google Stadia look like a total joke

Now this is cloud gaming.

Sophisticated Gamer

FitXR dance classes on Oculus prove virtual reality fitness really works

Show off your moves.

Game Reviews
Inverse Game Reviews

Superb combat can’t save DioField Chronicle from its own bad mood

Inverse score: 6/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Trails From Zero is the most important RPG release of the year

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

You need to play the best music game since Guitar Hero ASAP

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Splatoon 3 includes one of 2022's most jaw-dropping game sequences

Inverse Score: 9/10

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Immortality is an intriguing movie experiment but a mediocre video game

Inverse Score: 5/10

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The Last of Us Part I is as close to perfection as it gets

Inverse score: 10/10

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SD Gundam Battle Alliance is the series' best game in 15 years

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Saints Row brings the series back to basics, with mixed results

Inverse Score: 6/10

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Soul Hackers 2 is a lackluster attempt at a more approachable Persona

Inverse Score: 7/10

Gaming

Dull gameplay holds back a daring story in Digimon Survive

Inverse score: 6/10.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gave me emotional damage

Inverse Score: 9/10

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Moss: Book II mixes joy and pain for an unforgettable VR adventure

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Live A Live is a dazzling, one-of-a-kind RPG experience

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Endling: Extinction is Forever looks pretty but says nothing

Inverse Score: 5/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Stray is the best cat game ever made and a serious GOTY contender

Inverse Score: 9/10

Gaming

As Dusk Falls is more Lifetime movie than prestige TV, but that's the fun

Inverse score: 7/10

Game Theory 🧠
Game Theory

Now's the time for a new Deadpool game, and one studio is perfect for the job

The Merc with a Mouth deserves another chance as the lead role of a video game.

Game Theory

FF7 Rebirth could make one iconic moment from the original even better

Cloud and Aerith sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Game Theory

3 wild story clues hidden in the God of War Ragnarok story trailer

The end is nigh.

Game Theory

Hideo Kojima drops a pair of Death Stranding 2 and Overdose clues for TGS 2022

Pull out your corkboard and red thread.

Game Theory

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer hints at Hyrule's grim secrets

The sky will play a prominent role this time around.

Game Theory

Soul Hackers 3 should embrace the previous game's "bad" ending

Happy endings are overrated.

Game Theory

New South Park game could take inspiration from the series’ first episode

In SPAAAAAAAAACE!

Game Theory

GTA 6 needs to learn one vital lesson from the Yakuza games

Bigger doesn’t mean better

Game Theory

GTA 6 needs to radically change GTA Online — or risk destroying itself

The two games could exist side-by-side.

Game Theory

Final Fantasy XVI theory reveals a shocking twist hiding in plain sight

Bark bark!

Game Theory

God of War Ragnarok collector's edition teases a major character death

The mighty Kratos.

Game Theory

New Bayonetta 3 trailer hints at a twist straight out of the MCU

Bayonetta and the Multiverse of Madness.

Game Theory

God of War Ragnarok trailer drops a massive clue about Atreus' future

The time is nigh.

Game Theory

God of War Ragnarok theory reveals a shocking return to a familiar setting

Get back to where you once belonged.

GTACoin

GTA 6's most controversial rumor probably won't happen — here's why

Why play the game when you’ve already won?

Game Theory

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth needs to bring back a controversial villain

A LOVELESS villain

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

The best Warzone EM2 loadout for Vanguard Season 5 Reloaded

A recent buff has brought the EM2 back into the spotlight.

Game Guides

How to get rad rewards from the Fortnite Paradise Discord quest

Three nifty treasures await.

game guides

'Genshin Impact' Cyno materials: 6 character and talent ascension items to farm ASAP

Cyno, the latest Electro 5-star in Genshin Impact 3.1, needs his character and talent ascension materials. Here's what you need to farm to raise him to the highest level.

Game Guides

How to unlock the BP50 in Call of Duty by using an ACOG optic

Strange wording makes this challenge confusing.

Game Guides

How to pick the absolute best starter in Temtem

Best place to start is the beginning.

Game Guides

How to unlock the wild Trombone Champ secret ending

That’s a lot of toots.

Gaming

'Deathloop' Yerhva answers: Every correct response to all 10 questions

Beat the infernal quiz machine with our cheat sheet.

Game Guides

All 16 special weapons in Splatoon 3, ranked

Which one’s the most special?

Game Guides

The 7 best Splatoon 3 weapons, ranked

Be the best in the Splatlands

Reboot and Rally

Everything you need to know about the latest Fortnite Reboot Rally event

Lapsed players can get big rewards for coming back.

Game Guides

How to get the Ultra-Hot Burner Lamp cooking gadget in Genshin Impact

Not quite a genie, but it’s something.

Game Guides

How to use the Splatoon 3 QR code in SplatNet 3 to get rad rewards

A stylish reward awaits.

Game Guides

Here’s exactly how long it takes to beat Splatoon 3’s story campaign

Join Smallfry on an adventure

Gaming

Here’s how to unlock every safe in The Last of Us Part I

And all the goodies you’ll get.

Game Time

Here's exactly how long it takes to beat The Last of Us Part I

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic masterpiece is back on PS5.

Game Guides

How to unlock the secret ending in Soul Hackers 2

That’s all folks!