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  • Blog Post: How I Completely Murdered Thaddius: A Hearthstone Love Story

    Despite not being a huge collectible card game fan, I completely fell in love with Hearthstone this year. Here's a recap of the ridiculous boss match that won my heart (again). One of the reasons I (along with everyone else) love Hearthstone so much is the sheer variety of unique abilities cards... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Great Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    The holidays are filled with family gatherings, gift exchanging, mistletoe smooching, and – most importantly – brief respites from the festivities that are perfect for a little mobile gaming. Daniel Tack already has our iOS fans covered , but if you're looking for a good Android game... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – The Banner Saga

    I'm a big fan of strategy/RPGs, and I always regretted not having time to invest in The Banner Saga. That's why I gladly accepted Ben Reeves' challenge . Strategy/RPGs are a dime a dozen nowadays, and I love that developer Stoic incorporates choice as an extra layer of strategy. What I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – Monument Valley

    When we put together our list of the top 50 games of the year, we don't distinguish between retail, downloadable, and mobile titles. A great game is a great game, regardless of its platform. The result of putting all games on one master list is that many smaller titles – and mobile games especially... 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: Nanoloop, The Amazing Game Boy Music Creation Cartridge

    Recently, I was cleaning out my basement, and found an interesting bit of of video game history: one of the original Nanoloop Game Boy cartridges. I remember receiving this in the mail -- or at least grabbing it out of a pile of unopened Game Informer mail when I was an intern. It came as pictured, a... More
  • Blog Post: Peter Molyneux Thinks More Developers Should Go Free-To-Play

    Peter Molyneux created a number of well-known gaming franchises, such as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Fable, before leaving the big studios behind and starting his own indie developer, 22 Cans. Earlier this month, the studio launched Godus on iOS, which is currently working its way through early access... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Big Franchises That Went Mobile

    Certain games are practically guaranteed to be fun when they come out on conventional consoles, but dominating that realm isn’t always enough. Some publishers want to make a major splash in the mobile market with their biggest properties, not content to churn out silly companion apps. For instance... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Indispensable Android Apps

    For my money, smartphones are one of the greatest innovations from the past few decades. No matter where I am, I have access to a camera, audio recorder, video and audio player, digital notebook and more. Even if it doesn't exactly fit in my pocket (I own a comically oversized Samsung Note 3), it's... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games Worth Your Time

    Spring is finally here, and there's no better way to celebrate than by getting out of the house and having fun in nature. Eventually, however, you'll need to use the bathroom, which is where this list of fun mobile games should come in handy. Android owners often have to wait for big mobile releases... More
  • Blog Post: Should You Buy An Amazon Fire TV For Gaming?

    New video game consoles usually feature the most advanced technology, which makes them pricey pieces of technology that some avid gamers can't afford. But does a gaming machine need the most advanced technology to provide a wealth of entertainment? This is the question that Android-based gaming consoles... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile - Spaceships, Space Marines, and Space Battles

    This week in Mobile has a couple names you’ve likely heard, and a couple that are probably new. You should read on if you’re interested in captaining a spaceship, solving puzzles with visual trickery, or looking for some good, old-fashion shooter action. FTL: Faster Than Light: Advanced Edition... More
  • Blog Post: Why You Should Go Back To Plants Vs. Zombies 2

    When Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time launched worldwide last August on iOS (and a couple months later on Android), there was a lot to love. Fans experienced inventive new worlds, powerful new plants, and pesky new zombies. Plus, the base game was all free. However, certain elements dragged... More
  • Blog Post: Super League Football Impressions

    Soccer doesn't have as big of a draw in America as it does in other countries, but you don't have to be a fan of the sport to enjoy Zen Studios newest pinball table. Zen Studios has created countless tables for its Pinball FX and Zen Pinball series, and yet somehow the developer is still coming... More
  • Blog Post: Five Mobile Ports Worth Tracking In 2014

    The Android and iOS marketplaces have more than their fair share of Clash of Clans clones, pick-three games, and endless runners, but sometimes we want something more along the lines of the games we play on console and PC. If you're a like-minded gamer who gets more excited about Final Fantasy VI... More
  • Blog Post: The Changing Definition of 'Gamer'

    Every Tuesday, I co-host Video Games Weekly , a radio show on the local sports talk station (KFAN 100.3) in the Twin Cities. During our last show, we got a call from a young listener which got me thinking about how the term "gamer" now means something very different than it did when I grew... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: 3DS Will Survive In Diminished Market, Vita To 'Die Slow, Painful Death'

    In the light of Nintendo's recent lowered forecasts for 3DS sales, We asked Wedbush Securities' outspoken analyst Michael Pachter for his take on the current handheld market. As usual, he didn't mince words. On whether he was concerned about Nintendo lowering its 3DS sales projections: No... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Interviews Twitch's Matthew DiPietro In Light Of 2013 Report

    Twitch today released a new report running down all of its growth statistics for 2013 ( view it now ). Twitch VP of marketing Matthew DiPietro spoke with us about the report, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One integration, combating streams that violate terms of service, and goals for the year ahead. In your... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    If you're like me, the winter holidays contain their fair share of downtime. Whether you're waiting for the Christmas lasagna to finish cooking (...everyone eats lasagna at Christmas, right?) or just bored out of your mind by a chatty relative, mobile games provide short, sanity-saving doses... More
  • Blog Post: The Empire Strikes Bux: How Tiny Death Star Robbed Me

    I tried getting into NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower back when multiple Game Informer editors were breathlessly ranting about their miniature enterprises. Something about the free-to-play, microtransaction-focused formula didn’t click with me. Open up new shops, stock products, and give the tiny Bitizens... More
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