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  • Blog Post: Gears Of War: Judgment Issue Free For Limited Time On Tablets

    To celebrate our latest digital issue of Game Informer Magazine we're making issue 231 free on iPad and Android tablets for a limited time! Throughout the month of October, anyone with a compatible tablet can download the Gears issue and read the entire thing at no cost. Simply download the Game... More
  • Blog Post: Cliff Bleszinski Leads Us On A Tour Of Epic Games

    The headquarters for Epic Games in North Carolina is massive. The last time our cameras visited the studio (for the Gears of War 3 cover story) it was in the middle of construction, adding a whole new wing to an already gigantic studio. We asked design director Cliff Bleszinski to lead us on a guided... More
  • Blog Post: Storytelling In Gears Of War: What Epic Has Learned From Pixar And Its Past

    There's no doubt that the Gears of War series is incredibly popular, people rave about the combat design and technical achievements that the series has to offer. It's fair to say that one of the less heralded aspects thus far in the series has been the storytelling. We spoke to the director of... More
  • Blog Post: The Fresh Blood Behind Gears Of War: Judgment

    With Gears of War: Judgment, Epic Games is sharing the development with a talented studio named People Can Fly. Creating cult favorite in the past like Painkiller and Bulletstorm, the Polish studio is known for its novel approaches to over-the-top first-person fun. While visiting Epic, Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: What's Changing In Gears Of War: Judgment

    Epic Games is hoping to shake things up a bit for Gears of War: Judgment. Co-developing the game with People Can Fly helps with that effort, but the team behind the game is stressing their new approach to storytelling, controls, and game design as well. We spoke to the studio's director of production... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Makes The Case For Baird In Gears Of War: Judgment

    When fans first heard that the next Gears of War game was going to be a prequel, many assumed that players would tackle the locust hordes as a young Marcus Fenix or Dom. Epic Games and People Can Fly decided to throw gamers a curveball by having the next game in the series star the wise-cracking Damon... More
  • Blog Post: What Unreal Engine 4 Means For Artists And Indie Developers

    While Epic is quick to show off the graphical fidelity and raw power of their new Unreal Engine 4 ( click here to see Cliff Bleszinski do just that ), they are also hoping that the engine is appealing to game development teams that don't have a wealth of technical knowledge. The redesigned "Kismet"... More
  • Blog Post: Cliff Bleszinski Explains The Next Generation Of Games

    While on our cover trip for Gears of War: Judgment we sat down with design director Cliff Bleszinski to talk about the power of Unreal Engine 4. Built for the next generation of consoles and high-end PCs, Epic Games is hoping that its next engine will be as widespread in the game development scene as... More
  • Blog Post: A Video Guide To Gears of War: Judgment's OverRun Mode

    We had a rare treat while visiting Epic Games for this month's cover story: we were able to play several hours of Gears of War: Judgment's OverRun mode. Combining the best parts of Beast and Horde mode from previous installments, OverRun pits class-based human forces against a variety of player... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #231

    In issue 229, we asked readers what their favorite snack is in the middle of a gaming session. The latest issue contains some of the healthier responses players submitted, but here are some more snack ideas to feast your eyes on. Health Nuts: Because eating chips or something easy like that can only... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Issue 231 Is Live: Read About Gears Of War: Judgment Now

    Get the full story on Gears of War: Judgment and much more in the latest digital edition of Game Informer Magazine. If you're already a subscriber, make sure you're signed in to gameinformer.com, hover over the "Magazine" tab in the upper right of the site, and click "Read Current... More
  • Blog Post: The Enemies Of Tomb Raider

    Who are the mysterious scavengers populating the island on which Lara Croft finds herself shipwrecked? Since its reveal over a year and a half ago, there’s been a mystery surrounding the identity of the strange figure who imprisons Lara after she finds herself shipwrecked on a mysterious island... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Pid?

    One of the great things about the downloadable game scene is the way new studios can appear out of nowhere to grab your attention with a new project. Might and Delight is a new development house that recently unveiled its upcoming project, Pid. What is this new game, and why is it worth paying attention... More
  • Blog Post: Interview: Wasteland 2's Brian Fargo

    We caught up with Interplay co-founder and Wasteland 2 mastermind Brian Fargo recently to get his thoughts on the evolution of the game industry, post-apocalyptic hellscapes, and Kickstarter’s strengths and weaknesses. When you’re done with this, be sure to check out our Classic GI section... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! Game of Thrones

    The second season of HBO's hit Game of Thrones is awesome, which may tempt you to buy the recent video game of the same name. If you do that, you will learn that the game is not good . But how else are you going to find out what happens in the story and how it ties into the books and TV show? You... More
  • Blog Post: Joey Logano Races Video Games Into Victory Lane

    NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide driver Joey Logano has raced with GameStop as his sponsor in the Nationwide series since 2008, and since the beginning he's achieved great things. In just his third career start he became the youngest driver in Nationwide series history to win a race, and so far he's... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sniper Elite V2

    Most of you know Game Informer's Tim Turi as "that pun guy" or "that unfortunate soul who has to play bad games for Super Replay." After watching this video, you'll know him for his uncanny ability to kill two birds with one stone. At roughly the 11-minute mark, Tim enters... More
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