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DeAngelo Epps

DeAngelo Epps

De'Angelo Epps is a gaming writer passionate about the culture, communities, and industry surrounding gaming. His work ranges from reviews and retrospectives to interviews, news, and community coverage. He's especially well versed in the worlds of fighting games, hack n' slashes, and JRPGs. When he isn't writing he's either taking care of cats, talking with friends, or reading One Piece.

You can find his work on Digital Trends as well as Polygon, Fanbyte, Wired, and PlayStation.

Gameplay from Monster Hunter Wilds

Monster Hunter Wilds is coming in 2025

Capcom is releasing a new entry in the Monster Hunter series with Monster Hunter Wilds.
Player riding a dragon in Light No Fire.

The maker of No Man’s Sky revealed its next ambitious game: Light No Fire

No Man's Sky creator, Hello Games, is releasing Light No Fire, a procedural fantasy Earth game.
The list of franchises Sega is reviving.

Sega to revive 5 of its classic franchises, including Crazy Taxi

Sega revealed five new games based on classic franchises at The Game Awards, including ones for Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.
Yuffie holding three materia in FF7 Remake Intergrade.

PlayStation Plus is the perfect stocking stuffer for RPG fans this year

If you need a stocking stuffer for an RPG fan this year, a PS Plus subscription might be your best best.
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With its final DLC, Mario Kart 8 cements its legacy as a multiplayer classic

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's final DLC out, it's no stretch to finally call it one of the best multiplayer games of all time.
Squidward knocking out two opponents with a painting.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 review: finally, a true Super Smash Bros. rival

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 takes the groundwork set in the original and actually adds quality and more originality to the mix.
Fortnite Jonesy running from a ghost bride in a dimly lit hallway.

For horror fans, Fortnite is secretly gaming’s best haunted house

Fortnite has a dark secret: It's quietly home to some of the best user-created horror games out today.
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Why do we love horror games? Psychologists explain our morbid curiosity

Why do we love scaring ourselves in terrifying games? Horror experts break down the psychology of fear.
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth finally launches next February

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth got a new trailer at today’s State of Play that showed off Chocobo riding and Cait Sith.
Paper Mario and Goombella facing down Goombas in Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door Switch remake.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is getting a surprise Switch release

GameCube classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is getting an enhanced Switch port next year.
Mario jumping towards Donkey Kong in Mario vs Donkey Kong for the Switch.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is getting a Nintendo Switch remake in February

Nintendo announced a Mario vs. Donkey Kong remake for the Nintendo Switch in today's Direct.
The Evo grand finals arena packed with a crowd of attendees.

Evo manager explains how he and Street Fighter 6 revitalized the event

Digital Trends spoke to Rick Thiher to gain more insight into how Evo 2023, a monumental fighting game event, was created.
Tekken 8's Asuka Kazama posing and looking at the viewer.

Why Tekken 8’s Katsuhiro Harada wishes he was working on Project L

Katsuhiro Harada may be focused on Tekken 8, but his attention is also turned toward Riot's Project L and its free-to-play model.
Final Fantasy 16's main cast standing together.

More Black video game heroes shouldn’t be a fantasy

Though video games have grown when it comes to diversit, some of the industry's biggest franchises still struggle to center Black heroes.
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.
Assassin's Creed Mirage's Basim riding a camel.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage gets a new gameplay trailer, October release date

Assassin's Creed Mirage received a new trailer at today's PlayStation Showcase, and it looks like the series is returning to its roots.
A promo image for Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is getting a full remake on PS5, Xbox, and PC

After many remasters, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is finally set for full-on current-gen remake.
Foamstars girl character holding her weapon towards the camera.

Foamstars is Square Enix’s spin on Splatoon

Foamstars is a new competitive multiplayer game that seems to be Square Enix's take on Splatoon.
Anakin attacking in Fortnite.

Fortnite’s new ranked mode is great, unless you’re a Zero Build fan

Fortnite's long-requested ranked mode is here, but it's currently lacking if you're a Zero Build player.
Link with a created mining rig in Tears of the Kingdom.

Zeldas: Tears of the Kingdom players are creating an industrial revolution

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players are going as far as creating mining rigs and mechs.
Fall Guys Creative Mode art featuring beans running towards the screen.

I’m already using Fall Guys’ excellent creative mode for evil

Fall Guys' devious new creative mode breathes fresh life into the battle royale sensation.
Fortnite character grinding on rail.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 shows the secret to the shooter’s success

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 shows that the shooter still isn't afraid to change, and that's what makes it special.
Bugs Bunny holding a pie in Multiversus.

Multiversus’ 99% player drop is a lesson in how not to make a free-to-play game

Multiversus' player base has fallen over 99% since launch, and that should come as no surprise considering its long-unresolved issues.
Venom effects on a Marvel Snap playng field

Marvel Snap is dangerously close to becoming a pay-to-win game

Marvel Snap was once praised for its restraint when it came to microtransactions, but that's changed with each passing update.
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The voice of Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke explains the remake’s character changes

The Dead Space remake lets Isaac Clarke speak, but reimagining a silent protagonist was no easy task.
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One Piece Odyssey review: A fun JRPG for fans and newcomers

One Piece Odyssey is a simple and fun time that any JRPG fan will like and One Piece fans will love.
Fortnite character holding the Shockwave Hammer.

Fortnite Chapter 4 is plagued with bugs, and it’s spoiling my hammer time

The latest Fortnite chapter is one of the best in the series, but a myriad of bugs are putting a damper on the fun.
Chun-li classic outfit in Street Fighter 6.

Fighting games took a breather this year, but 2023 is the genre’s moment

Though hardcore fighting game players struggled with boredom this year, 2022 was a much-needed breather ahead of the genre's next big moment.
The Mandalorian with Fortnite's new crystal gun

I love Fortnite again thanks to its new chapter’s best change

The latest chapter of Fortnite makes a crucial change to weapon balancing that's renewed my love of it.

The best stocking stuffers for gamers

The holiday season is approaching, but never fear. Here's a buying guide for the best stocking stuffers for gamers.
Luffy, Nami, and Nico Robin standing against a fire golem in One Piece Odyssey.

One Piece Odyssey isn’t just targeting anime and JRPG fans

We demoed One Piece Odyssey ahead of its January release date and its shaping up to be an strong RPG that's not just for fans.
Grave shooting his guns in Gungrave GORE.

Gungrave G.O.R.E director wants to bring PS2 simplicity back to modern gaming

If you think modern action games are too complicated, Gungrave G.O.R.E.'s aims to bring back the simple fun of the PS2 era.
Grave getting ready to fire missiles from his missile launcher in Gungrave GORE.

Gungrave G.O.R.E review: a PS2 throwback, for better and worse

Gungrave G.O.R.E is a solid, stylish action game that takes players back to the PS2 era. But that might not sit well with everyone.
Spider-Man using his spider sense in his Midnight Suns outfit.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns draws inspiration from Persona, Fire Emblem, and Heroclix

According to its designers, Marvel's Midnight Suns draws inspiration from some unexpected games ... including Persona.