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Summer Gaming Marathon


Just because E3 isn’t happening this year doesn’t mean that we’re not in for a long summer full of video game reveals. From Summer Game Fest to the Xbox Game Showcase, we’ll be keeping track of all the hottest gaming news this year. Stay tuned for all the major announcements, plus tons of hands-on impressions of this year’s biggest games!

Detective Pikachu and a Slowpoke wearing a cowboy hat.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

With E3 canceled, it was a busy summer. Here's a full list of every video game showcase that happened in its place.
Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose running in Sonic Superstars landscape course

Sonic Superstars will go head-to-head with Super Mario Wonder this October

tekken 8 release date

Tekken 8 will kick off 2024; January release date revealed

Jin in Tekken 8

Everything announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023

Gordon Freeman's suit in Half-Life 2 RTX

Half-Life 2 is getting Nvidia’s RTX treatment with DLSS 3

Geoff Keighley presents at Gamescom Opening Night Live.

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023: how to watch and what to expect

A giant turret in set up in Gothenburg in Overwatch 2's story missions.

Overwatch 2’s story missions are the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel

A player sits at a campfire in Enshrouded.

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

A character flies on a bird in Flock.

Everything announced at Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2023: Blade Runner, Stray on Xbox, and more

Teens and a giraffe pose for a school photo in To a T.

Katamari Damacy creator’s new game is about a teen stuck in a T-pose

A car jumps in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 — Turbocharged is a shockingly ambitious sequel

The player rides Oatchi in Pikmin 4

You can’t pet the dog in Pikmin 4, but you can make it buff

Four players fight in Payday 3.

Payday 3 plays great, but that’s not the biggest challenge this shooter faces

Payday 3 is shaping up to be more of what the series' fans love, if developer Starbreeze can pull it off its long-term plans.
An astronaut stands on the moon in Starfield.

I rated this summer’s biggest gaming showcases. This was the best one

Was the PlayStation Showcase, Xbox Games Showcase, Summer Game Fest kickoff, Ubisoft Forward, or Nintendo Direct the summer's best livestream? We rated all 5.
LEGO Sonic faces down Eggman in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars is getting a Lego DLC, but game still has no release date

Today's Sonic Central stream didn't give us a release date for Sonic Superstars, but it did reveal a new Lego DLC.
A sand creature jumps at a jeep in Sand Land.

The Sand Land video game is already converting me into a fan of the manga

Sand Land brings something new to the action-RPG genre by letting you take a tank to a swordfight. Here's how it works based on our hands-on experience.
Wario runs out of a jungle in WarioWare: Move It!

WarioWare: Move It! brings 200 new microgames to Switch this November

The WarioWare series is bringing back motion-controlled minigames with WarioWare: Move It!
Mario turning into Super Mario.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder brings the series back to 2D this October

After over a decade of waiting, Nintendo has revealed the next 2D Mario title at its June Nintendo Direct. It's set to arrive on October 20, 2023.
Pikachu with detective cap smiling and drinking coffee cup

Detective Pikachu Returns welcomes fans back to Ryme City this fall

Grab your magnifying glass: Detective Pikachu Returns is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
Mario, Mallow, and Bowser using lightning attacks in Mario RPG.

Super Mario RPG is getting a full Switch remake, and it’s coming this year

Super Mario RPG is getting a full remake set to launch on Nintendo Switch this fall.
Princess Peach in Super Mario RPG.

Everything announced at the June 2023 Nintendo Direct

This is a live recap of everything announced during the June 2023 Nintendo Direct.
A train passes a windmill in Station to Station

Try these 6 excellent, free PC game demos during Steam Next Fest

Steam Next Fest is here and there's a wealth of PC game demos you can try during it. Here are 6 standouts that have already caught our eye.
Pikmin 4 release date

Nintendo Direct June 2023: how to watch and what to expect

A new Nintendo Direct is coming, and it could be an exciting one if rumors about it are true. Here's what you need to know about the show.
A character scales a mountain in Jusant.

You have to try these two climbing game demos during Steam Next Fest

If you're looking for some demos to try during Steam Next Fest, these two creative climbing games should be on your radar.
chants of sennaar impressions tribeca fest card game

Sorry Starfield, but Chants of Sennaar is now my most anticipated September game

Chants of Sennaar will have you decoding entire languages in clever deduction gameplay that's reminiscent of Return of the Obra Dinn.
Key art for Crash Team Rumble

Call of Duty made Crash Team Rumble a better multiplayer game, says dev

Toys for Bob reflects on how its time as a Call of Duty support studio enabled it to make Crash Team Rumble a better live-service game.
A character overlooks a desert in Chants of Sennaar.

We played Tribeca Fest’s 2023 game selections and walked away amazed

We tried out all of Tribeca Fest's game selections this year, featuring astonishing titles from Ecuador, Qatar, and more.
A combat encounter in Armored Core 6

Summer Game Fest: our 10 favorite games we saw and played

Cocoon, Mortal Kombat 1, Sonic Superstars, and Alan Wake 2 were some of the best games Digital Trends tried at Summer Game Fest Play Days.
A boss fight in Armored Core 6.

Armored Core VI lives up to post-Elden Ring FromSoftware expectations

A hands-off demo of Armored Core VI: Flames of Rubicon proved this game has what it takes to follow up Elden Ring.
A red and blue car clash in Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport includes a one-button accessibility option and ‘CarPG’ hooks

We got lots of new details on Forza Motorsport, including changes to its career mode and its new one-button accessibility feature.
Key art for 33 Immortals

33 Immortals will let you fight God in its Divine Comedy-inspired story

We got more details on 33 Immortals during a hands-on session, including information on its Divine Comedy-inspired story.
Hi-Fi Rush full image of stickers in photo mode

Hi-Fi Rush – Arcade Challenge update speeds up the beat

The Hi-Fi Rush - Arcade Challenge update features two new game modes. Here's what we learned about it during Xbox's latest showcase.
The crab holds an item in Another Crab's Treasure.

Another Crab’s Treasure is the SpongeBob Soulslike I didn’t know I wanted

Another Crab's Treasure may look like it could be a SpongeBob SquarePants game, but it plays like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
A Xaurips from Avowed.

Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2023

This is a live recap of everything announced during Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2023.

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