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  • Blog Post: Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation

    We spent our time celebrating the best PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 , and Wii games of the generation. Now we're diving into the best of various genres. Today, we're taking a look at the best role-playing games of the last console generation. Developers got more creative during the cycle, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: The Difference Between Story And Fiction

    I’m a big fan of rich fictional backdrops to a video game. Even when those features aren’t necessarily central to the potential of the action or gameplay, I find myself hungering to know more about the world behind the game – the role-playing gamer and fantasy novel-reader in me enjoys... More
  • Blog Post: Do Updates Change Games For The Better?

    It used to be that once a developer released a game it was finished. No matter how much a developer wanted to continue working on the title, the game was done. NES titles from 30 years ago play exactly the same today as they did when they first hit store shelves. Today’s gaming world is not nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Connection Failed: Troubled Online Launches

    Games are more connected than ever. Many of the world's most popular games are now exclusively online, and an increasing number blur the line between single- and multiplayer. Times are changing, but one thing has remained constant: Launching a large-scale online game is a difficult proposition -... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Diablo III (Console Version)

    Diablo III releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 today, finally giving console gamers a taste of Blizzard's dungeon-crawling masterpiece . Join the GI crew as they take the new couch co-op mode for a spin and discuss the changes Blizzard has implemented for controller-friendly adventuring. Andrew... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #91: Demon Hunter By Its Raining Neon

    Its Raining Neon’s Demon Hunter costume turns heads whenever she enters a room. That’s what happened when I first spotted her at Katsucon in 2012, easily a cosplay highlight of the entire show. What I didn’t know at the time is that this was her first foray into armor fabrication, making... More
  • Blog Post: The PlayStation 4’s Big Unanswered Questions

    We’ve learned a lot about the PlayStation 4 since Sony revealed the console yesterday . New details concerning the system’s Blu-ray player and compatibility with second-hand games continue to trickle in, but we’re still left with some big questions. The remaining mysteries include things... More
  • Blog Post: The Games Of PlayStation 4

    From new Killzone and Infamous titles to Bungie's Destiny and Blizzard's Diablo III, companies announced a slew of games at Sony's PlayStation 4 presentation today. Here's a round-up of every story we wrote about the known PlayStation 4 games. Deep Down - Capcom Deep Down is a fantasy... More
  • Blog Post: Year In RPGs For 2012

    At the end of every year, I find myself looking back on its role-playing games and examining the trends, highlights, and disappointments. Putting it in perspective, 2012 won’t go down as a pinnacle year for RPGs, but if you look closely, the year held plenty to love. Operation Rainfall Comes To... More
  • Blog Post: Game Accessibility: Five Games That Get It Right

    In my previous articles I established what game accessibility is and what developers need to do to achieve it . Now it’s time to look at a few examples of games that are already incredibly accessible. These five recent games all set the standard for what accessibility should look like in their... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Lost References In Video Games

    Lost is apparently every game designer’s favorite show, because even though the series finale aired two years ago, the show is still getting referenced all the time. It’s pretty easy to shoehorn the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 somewhere into a video game, hide a hatch in the middle of... More
  • Blog Post: Into The Pixel's 2012 Winners Gallery

    This year's Into the Pixel, an exhibition of work by video game artists, will be on display at E3 next week. You can get an early look in this gallery showcasing the winners for 2012, including pieces from titles like Mass Effect 3, Diablo III, and Halo 4. Into the Pixel is a juried exhibition of... More
  • Blog Post: Five Diablo III Tips To Boost Your Hero's Output

    Now that we can all actually get in and play Diablo III consistently, it's time to start thinking about how to maximize your fun, your loot, and your leveling. Here are a few Diablo III tips that should improve your experience considerably. Remap your ability keys. It may not have attain MMO levels... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Diablo III

    Our third Test Chamber episode of the week brings you a (mostly) spoiler-free look at Act III of Blizzard's long-awaited action/RPG, Diablo III. Game Informer's Adam Biessener does his best to answer Jason Oestreicher and my questions without getting his barbarian killed too often. It turns out... More
  • Blog Post: Why Online Single-Player Games Are A Bad Idea

    After over a decade of waiting, I’m excited as the installation bar fills to 100% and the Play button pops up. Diablo III is finally out, and I’m ready to settle in for a sleepless night of demon slaying and loot collecting. After I get my feet wet, I may decide to invite some friends to... More
  • Blog Post: Will We Fight Angels In Diablo III?

    Having made my way through an advance copy of the upcoming Book of Cain , an official Blizzard release that details (the latest version of) the Diablo franchise's lore, I'm left with one question: Will we be taking the fight not just to the Burning Hells, but to the High Heavens as well? "But... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated PC Games Of 2011

    There's little arguing that 2010 was one of the best years PC gaming has seen in some time. Between extremely successful major releases like StarCraft II and Civilization V and surprising indie hits like Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there was study buzz for a consistent stream of excellent... More
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