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  • Blog Post: New Mario Vs. Classic Mario: Which Is Better?

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mario, which is a perfect excuse to reshare this video debate about "New" Mario versus classic Mario. We originally published this as part of the coverage for when the Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U appeared on our cover, which you can explore by clicking... More
  • Blog Post: Does The Public Know About Wii U?

    We here in the enthusiast press often find ourselves in an information bubble. We have known about the Wii U since E3 2011, but we have always been curious about how much the larger consuming public knows about Nintendo's next console. This is a far cry from a scientific polling, but we sent associate... More
  • Blog Post: A Video Tour Of Steam's Big Picture Mode

    Valve is offering PC users a new way to experience Steam via their HDTVs. The Big Picture Mode beta is designed to give folks a taste of how much better the PC gaming experience can be in the living room. In this video, I take you on a brief tour of what Valve's TV-friendly interface has to offer... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Why Nintendo Land Deserves A Second Look

    Minigame collections get a bad rap in the gaming industry, so people were quick to dismiss Nintendo Land when it was unveiled for the Wii U at E3 2012. As more games have been announced and more people have had a chance to play it, the tide is slowly turning in the theme park's favor. Containing... More
  • Blog Post: See Mario's New World Map In Our Exclusive Video

    New Super Mario Bros. U might not be a radical change for the Mario series, but there are a couple of tweaks to the formula. Differing from the three other New Super Mario games, New Super Mario Bros. U features a seamless world map not seen since Super Mario World on the Super Nintendo. Watch the exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Single-Player Footage From New Super Mario Bros. U

    Nintendo has been making a big push to emphasize the multiplayer potential of the Wii U, but players are welcome to explore the Mushroom Kingdom on their own in New Super Mario Bros. U. Free from the shackles of his gangly brother Luigi and the Toads, Mario has nobody to push him off a ledge or refuse... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Issue 234 Is Live: Read About New Super Mario Bros. U Now

    Read up on New Super Mario Bros. U , the Wii U launch lineup, and much more in the latest digital edition of Game Informer Magazine for PC/Mac , iPad , and Android . Some highlights of the issue: -Get up close and personal with the new Wii U GamePad. Tap on all of the buttons and inputs to learn about... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Nintendo Land's Balloon Trip Attraction

    While the Wii U launch title Nintendo Land contains attractions centered around more notable franchises like Donkey Kong and Zelda, the latest attraction to be revealed is based on the 1986 NES title Balloon Fight. Largely ignored aside from a sequel on the Game Boy called Balloon Kid, a 3D mini-game... More
  • Blog Post: Composing Double Dragon Neon

    Jake Kaufman rose to prominence on the chiptune scene under the name “virt,” remixing classic game themes and composing original music. He scored his first freelance composing gig in 2000, working on the Game Boy Color port of Q*Bert. Regular client Wayforward Technologies recognized his... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #234

    A few months ago (issue 232) we asked readers what their favorite video game sound effect is. Nostalgia ruled the roost, with many respondents calling out sounds from 8-bit classics as their all-time favorites. Here are some responses. The Legacy Of Zelda: My favorite sound effect has got to be the "puzzle... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – DayZ

    Few games capture the essence of a zombie apocalypse. Sure, dodging and gunning down zombies is expected, but you've also got to keep yourself fed and hydrated. Don't forget about being careful. Should you trust fellow survivors? What do you do if you fall two stories and break your leg? Adam... More
  • Blog Post: Delve Into Descent: Second Edition

    One of the best tabletop games of the last decade is getting a new edition that adds new characters and monsters, streamlined rules, and a deeper focus on storytelling. Check out our video interview to learn more. Along with our profile of Fantasy Flight Games , we also have a close look at the company’s... More
  • Blog Post: Discover Fantasy Flight Games

    Even in the face of the growing prominence of video games and other form of digital entertainment, it may come as a surprise that the world of tabletop gaming continues to expand. Look no further than Fantasy Flight Games, a leading publisher of board, card, dice, and role-playing games; the company... More
  • Blog Post: The Madden NFL 13 Connected Careers Strategy Guide

    This year, EA Tiburon restructured Madden's franchise mode (now called Connected Careers). We're here to help you build a championship team. You can use this handy guide to help you with everything from scheduling practices to drafting like a pro. We'll also tip you off on how to navigate... More
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