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  • Blog Post: What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

    Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature. Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Capcom’s Ace Attorney Series

    Capcom's Ace Attorney has become a niche darling and is partially responsible for helping visual novel games catch on in the West. These games put you in the shoes of a defense attorney, finding clues and deducing information to put the right person behind bars. With fun gameplay, great humor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fighting Tips From The 2014 Nintendo Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament Champion

    Last month, Sam “Dubuz” Buzby took home the top prize at the Nintendo Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament in New York. Along with bragging rights, Buzby also took home an impressive trophy and a one-of-kind Smash Bros. robe. We spoke with Buzby about his win, but also asked him... More
  • Blog Post: Six Unlikely Amiibos I Hope Exist Soon

    Starting Friday November 21, alongside the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Nintendo will unleash its amiibo figures on the world. Over 25 characters have already been announced, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for more. So far we know Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

    Sonic's career has been through as many loop de loops as the blue hedgehog himself. The next stop on his journey is particularly noteworthy, though, because now Western developers are at the reigns. The Wii U Sonic Boom game is being developed by Big Red Button, while the 3DS side-scroller we're... More
  • Blog Post: 12 Familiar Franchises You Didn't Realize Went Free-to-play

    Free-to-play may not be the total future of the video game industry, but it is absolutely a crucial part of it. From brand new brands to – as this list oulines – established franchises with a fanbase already in place, so many games have adopted the model that it's hard to keep up. These... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Best Strategy/RPGs You Can Purchase Now

    The strategy/RPG has always been a niche genre, which is ironic since it's a hybrid of two popular genres in Japan. Great series like Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Shining Force have no doubt put it on gamers' radar, but the genre is like a diamond in the rough with only a few releases... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon’s Developers On Virtual Console Absences, Twitch, And Super Smash Bros.

    We had a chance to speak with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori recently, and decided to ask them general questions about the Pokémon series. Masuda has been with the Pokémon series since Blue and Red and served as a director... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Super Smash Bros. Fighter Hopefuls We're Disappointed Didn't Make The Cut

    Since the beginning of 2012, we've written three different features about who we want to see in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U. Some of our hopes found fruition – most did not. These are the characters we wanted to see that we're most disappointed don't appear in the game. Shortly... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Citizens Of Earth

    Citizens of Earth, the EarthBound-inspired RPG where players play as the vice president of United States, doesn't release until next month, but Atlus joined us to show off an early extended look at the game. In the video below, we're joined by Atlus' John Hardin as he walks us through an... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About The New 3DS

    Nintendo surprised the video game world today with the announcement of a new 3DS. A mid-generation hardware update is nothing new for Nintendo, but this is perhaps its most drastic handheld revision to date. Read on for a detailed breakdown of what to expect from the new 3DS. More Powerful The system... More
  • Blog Post: 10 3DS eShop Games Worth Checking Out

    Three years ago, the Nintendo 3DS had just hit the market. With the smartphone revolution in full swing, many wondered if dedicated portable-gaming consoles still even stood a chance in today’s tech landscape. Flash forward to present day, and the 3DS serves as the home to several hit titles, including... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons I Want A Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS Remake

    Rumors about a Majora’s Mask remake similar to the Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS have been swirling for years. Some have even gone so far to take matters into their own hands . When it comes down to it, everyone would love to see all of their favorite games remade to modern standards, but there... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Devs Discuss Co-Op, Pogo Jumping, And Beyond

    Yacht Club Games struck Kickstarter pay dirt with Shovel Knight, an NES throwback that combines the sensibilities of Capcom's best platformers with all the fun of digging in the dirt. The finished product is every bit as good as we hoped, and we couldn't help ourselves from geeking out over the... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Play Nintendo Tour 2014

    Nintendo recently announced a mobile tour of its video games and themed photo-ops traveling across the United States over the course of three months. The tour stopped by the Mall of America in Minnesota which isn't too far from Game Informer's offices, so I went and took a few photos. Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: Six Nintendo DS Games That Aren’t Games

    Both the 3DS and Vita are home to more than just games thanks to their virtual download shops. The two handhelds took a cue from smart phones and recognized there is a market for more than just games on a miniature computer you can carry in your pocket. Before the age of online stores for downloading... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games' retro throwback, Shovel Knight, is out today ( read my review here ). We booted it up and played through some early sections, including a trek through the Specter Knight's haunted graveyard and King Knight's regal castle. Join Andrew Reiner and I as we dig into Shovel Knight's... More
  • Blog Post: Kim’s Niche Picks From E3

    I’ve always been a fan of weird and niche Japanese games, and I love alerting people to interesting titles that they may overlook. Therefore, I scoured the E3 show floor for the hidden gems amongst all the chaos. These are ones you should keep an eye on. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Running Cuccos In Super Smash Bros. On 3DS

    Editors Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard recently got a chance to spend some time with the upcoming 3DS version of Super Smash Bros., and they’re sharing their thoughts in a discussion format. Kyle: Hey Jeff! We played Super Smash Bros. on 3DS. Jeff: Great intro, Kyle! Yes, we did play Super Smash Bros... More
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