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  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Second Annual Glitchie Awards

    Sometimes they're entertaining, and sometimes they make you want to throw your controller across the room in frustration, but any way you look at it, glitches are an ever-present part of the gaming experience. Despite thousands of hours of play testing and millions of lines of code, almost no game... More
  • Blog Post: The 2011 RPG Of The Year Awards

    We may not be getting as many role-playings games these days as compared to previous years, but fans of the genre still had some fantastic options in 2011. The sprawling open worlds, punishing boss fights, and compelling storytelling in this year’s RPGs demonstrated that developers are from exhausting... More
  • Blog Post: The 2011 Shooter Of The Year Awards

    The manufactured Battlefield 3 vs. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rivalry may have dominated headlines, but gamers had plenty of opportunities to get behind the ironsights in 2011. From the creative, under-appreciated entries like Bulletstorm and Crysis 2 to the big guns like Gears of War 3, we had no... More
  • Blog Post: It’s The Little Things: My Favorite Gaming Bits From 2011

    I’m an optimist at heart, in spite of my carefully constructed prickly exterior. I try to find the bright side of things whenever possible, even if I don’t necessarily share my findings. I also play a lot of games. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve played a game that was... More
  • Blog Post: The 2011 Racing Game Of The Year Awards

    Racing games are always a year-in-year-out staple of consoles, but was it just another year for the genre? Absolutely not. Whether you were looking for a definitive sim-racing experience or wanted to just have some arcade fun, 2011 was a great year for race fans. Check out some of the deserving games... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: Sony's Biggest Mistake Of 2011

    Despite releasing some big name exclusives, 2011 was a rough year for Sony. The company's lackluster security led to one of the worst hacking scandals in recent history, and its solution to motion-controlled gaming fell flat in light of nearly nonexistent support. But these disappointments pale in... More
  • Blog Post: 2011 Sports Game Of The Year Awards

    As is to be expected at this juncture in the console cycle, most of the development teams working on sports games are in their comfort zone, making subtle tweaks to pre-existing foundations rather than making wholesale changes or introducing big idea innovations. This was reflected in our reviews, as... More
  • Blog Post: My Surprise Hits Of 2011

    This year had no shortage of amazing games that I knew I would love and put countless hours into. However, there were also a few games I never thought I'd even play, which turned out to be among my favorites. Dead Island When I first heard of Dead Island, I was instantly intrigued. An open-world... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Achievements And Trophies Of 2011

    Whether you love them, hate them, or forget they exist until they pop on your screen interrupting your game, achievements and trophies have become a (literally) required aspect of all PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games. I fall into the love camp, and these are some of my favorites from 2011. The achievements... More
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