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  • Blog Post: Top 10 Horror Game Survivors

    Scary games give us a lot to talk about, from life-saving weapons to nerve-jangling scares. We, the players, are on the receiving end of these experiences, but so are these games' enduring protagonists. In the spirit of our October celebration of horror games ( check out our cover story reveal )... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Resident Evil The Deleted Episode

    Update : We don't usually release our blooper videos, but we made it a good way into this episode and figured we would share this bonus 15 episode of our Resident Evil Super Replay with all of you. Our original plan was to play through the Resident Evil Zero missions in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Should The Term "Survival Horror" Die?

    I’ve always considered myself a big survival-horror fan, but the more I thought about it, the less I understand what the term “survival horror” even means – especially in this day and age. I had a conversation with Game Informer’s resident horror expert Tim Turi to find... 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: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Strider

    The evil Grandmaster Meio is oppressing the citizens of Kazakh City once again, and Strider Hiryu sprints to the rescue. The PlayStation 3 and 4 versions are available for download today with the Xbox One, 360, and PC editions releasing tomorrow. In this episode of Test Chamber, listen as Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: Moments – Figuring Out Mega Man Bosses Have Weaknesses

    I was a young gamer when my brother and I first played Mega Man X. We tackled it without any help from the Internet or even word of mouth from friends who were playing the game at the same time. We worked on it for weeks, tag-teaming bosses and frantically writing down 12-digit passwords whenever they... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Losing My Head In Resident Evil 4

    Call me a wuss, but I was terrified by Resident Evil 4 . At the time of the game’s release I hadn’t played the past Resident Evil games. I never played Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, or any other game that could be called remotely scary. As a result, I spent the first 30 minutes of RE 4 walking... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games Publishers Can’t Stop Re-Releasing

    Re-releases are common in the world of video games, but there are a few publishers who seem to lean on the same games a little harder than others. Here are some games that feel like they get a new re-release every twenty minutes. Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 originally released for the GameCube in... More
  • Blog Post: Five Major Improvements Made By Dead Rising 3

    I’m a new Xbox One owner as of Christmas morning, and the bulk of my time over the last two weeks has been spent with Dead Rising 3. While I enjoyed the previous games in the series, several aspects regularly irked me. During my many hours with the franchise’s third installment, however,... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Dead Rising 3

    Capcom Vancouver's Dead Rising 3 is one of the most exciting titles leading the next-gen charge. This Xbox One title features a huge city packed with an obscene amount of zombies ready for slaying. We take you on a tour of the improved weapon crafting, new vehicle combos, and general gory good time... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Strider

    Fighting-game fans probably recognize Strider Hiryu from the Marvel vs. Capcom games, but they might not be as familiar with his origins. The sword-slashing hero debuted in the 1989 arcade game Strider, which was later ported to the Genesis. Join Dan, Tim, Reiner, and me as we wage a one-man war against... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom And Universal Studios Talk Real Life Resident Evil

    Before survival horror games existed, haunted houses kept our hearts pounding at a mile a minute. Now, modern haunted houses are taking cues from video games. Last year Universal Studio’s based one of its Halloween Horror Night houses on the Silent Hill franchise. This year the studio is blowing... More
  • Blog Post: Our Tokyo Game Show 2013 Highlights

    The excitement and relevancy of the Tokyo Game Show has been in question for years, and this year's quiet affair did little to change its course. Japan's own behemoth Nintendo sits the event out altogether and Microsoft declines public presentation, leaving Sony the soul manufacturer to take... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find The Mementos And Albino Tarkaas In Lost Planet 3

    I may not be the biggest fan of Lost Planet 3. However, I did enjoy seeking out all of the important collectibles. If you're looking to nab all of them and earn some sweet upgrades, you've come to the right place. It takes a while for the following quests to become available in the game, but... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Capcom Circa 1991

    I remember the first time I saw a Street Fighter II arcade cabinet. I was in college, playing pool in the student center with some friends. There were about a dozen or so machines – things like Attax, Rampart, and Cyberball – as well as a few pinball machines. None of the games drew any crowds... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lost Planet 3

    Capcom recruited California-based studio Spark Unlimited for the third entry in the Lost Planet franchise. This prequel follows Jim Payton's adventures on E.D.N. III with a mix of third-person shooting and mech combat. Watch as I play and discuss the ins and outs of the game with Lost Planet fan... More
  • Blog Post: The Duality Of Dead Rising 3

    Capcom knows that the unveiling of Dead Rising 3 at E3 2013 had some fans worried that the wacky spirit of the series was left behind for a more gritty take on zombie survival. The team's hands-on demo at Gamescom 2013 let players explore the gigantic new environment while wearing a shark costume... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – DuckTales: Remastered

    Capcom's remake of the original NES DuckTales game releases tomorrow on PSN, Wii U's eShop, and Steam (the XBLA version is coming September 11). To give fans of Scrooge McDuck a taste of what they can expect, we played through the new prologue scenario of DuckTales: Remastered. The thieving Beagle... More
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