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Suzaku Games Tease New Character Uesugi Kaho with Story that “Will Definitely Give You New Chills!”

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Suzaku Games have teased a new project with new character Uesugi Kaho; either a new game or new content for Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story. Following an initial teaser via the developer’s Twitter account- showing Mei-Lin and Maiko of Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story in front of a Chinese New Year-themed door- Suzaku Games later revealed it was a new character; Uesugi Kaho. However, how this character is being used is unknown. While it is likely to be new content for Sense, this is…

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Epic Games Store Spring Showcase Reveals Upcoming Content

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content A bunch of cool new content has been revealed today in the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, The Epic Games Store Spring Showcase promised players a bunch of new announcements, gameplay, and extended looks from various game developers. Unfortunately, the stream was marred with technical issues on both YouTube and Twitch. The YouTube stream was made private, and the Twitch stream had to be restarted from the beginning entirely. Twitch chat was in emote-only mode; unsurprisingly, it was absolutely merciless in both…

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The Top Stories That Shaped Video Games in 2020

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content I’m finding it hard to come up with names of any friends or acquaintances in games who don’t feel exhausted as we inch toward 2020’s end. It feels like many of us entered lockdowns at the start of the year with a bit of optimism about how video games and the networks surrounding them could provide comfort and community during this time. Surely, with games culture and production so online already, we’d collectively be able to weather this storm better than others,…

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52 Quotes and Stats That Defined Video Games in 2020

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content This Week in Business is a collection of stats and quotes from our sister site GamesIndustry.biz that sheds light on console sales, new trends, and more. Check back every Friday for a new entry! Welp, this is it. The last This Week in Business column on USgamer. It’s been a good two years here, and although I’m sad to see it come to an end, I’d like to thank Kat Bailey for giving it a wonderful home alongside some amazing writing; Caty…

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Starting Screen | I Hope Video Games Can Be Part of the Healing

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content About Starting Screen Starting Screen is our weekly column featuring news, commentary, and music to help you get over your case of the Mondays. See more articles like this in our Starting Screen archive. When I sat down to write the first Starting Screen of 2020, I had absolutely no inkling of what we would all face in the year to come. None of us did. My mind was on the new generation of consoles; the impending release of Final Fantasy 7…

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Niche Gamer’s Games of the Year 2020; Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Hades, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The Niche Gamer selection for Game- or rather Games of the Year 2020 are Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Hades, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. As explained in our Community Game of the Year poll and our Game of the Year 2019, our choice was all the more difficult from not just the wide selection of games, but the fact each fit into criteria that would make it unfair to compare against others. After creating our Indie Game of the Year category last…

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Japan Gets Exclusive in PlayStation Plus February 2021 Games

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The PlayStation Plus February 2021 games have been revealed along with a surprise: Japan will be getting Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night as a bonus game. Every month, Sony releases a handful of free games to its PlayStation Plus subscribers as one of the perks of the service. You pretty much get to keep the game forever as long as your PS Plus subscription is active, so it certainly gives gamers a little something extra to do every month. Next month’s games have been…

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Naruto Ninja Arena Board Game Coming From Japanime Games

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Calling all ninjas, Japanime Games has announced a brand new Naruto board game to be released later this year. Naruto Ninja Arena is a fast-paced 2-6 player ninja battling game pitting some of your favorite characters from the popular anime series. What is Naruto Ninja Arena? Naruto Ninja Arena is a dice-based battling game that pits up to 6 players against one another in an intense ninja battle. Each player rolls their die simultaneously and tries to match the symbols that match their different ninja abilities. Once activated, these…

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USG’s Top 20 Games of 2020

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content 2020 was an unprecedented year for gaming… and for literally every other part of human society. The COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down, wiping out our daily routines and forcing us to stay in our homes, with video games being one of the few sources of solace. What was originally supposed to be a triumphant console launch became a chaotic scramble as production was disrupted, events were canceled, and games were delayed. But the release schedule marches on. Thousands of video…

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Kat, Mat, and Eric’s Top 10 Games of 2020

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Another year has come and gone in the gaming world, bringing a deal of new releases and just as many delays. The COVID-19 pandemic had a sizable impact on the year, but despite all of it, there were still games we played that gave us forums for safe socializing, comfort, or just a good story to get lost in. This is also the last bout of personal Top 10 lists for USgamer, and so with that in mind, we’ve opted to put…

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