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7 Reasons Why Now’s A Great Time To Revisit Diablo III
on May 03, 2016 at 04:40 PM
Diablo III has become less of a game for me and more of an ongoing obsession. Even as my backlog continues to pile up around me, I find myself returning to the demon-plagued world of Sanctuary nearly four years after the game’s release. The biggest expansion for the game, Reaper of Souls, added...
How Modern-Day Difficulty Masters Create Challenging Games That Are Still Fun To Play
on March 08, 2016 at 08:30 PM
For most game designers, homing in on the right degree of difficulty is akin to discovering the Holy Grail. Make a game too easy, and players breeze through its forgettable challenges with little sense of accomplishment. Make it too difficult, and players may quit out of frustration or feel too intimidated...
The Science Behind Why We Love Loot
Game Informer Staff
on October 23, 2015 at 05:16 PM
This article originally appeared in issue 68 of Game Informer's Australian magazine, written by Nathan Lawrence. A well-crafted loot system converts gamers into bowerbirds [a bird found in Australia that collects colorful items] . We run around collecting shiny bling, gathering up swag to build a...
Twin-Sticking To Your Guns – From Robotron To Lara Croft
on December 08, 2014 at 06:35 PM
Twin-stick shooters have been around since Robotron: 2084 made palms sweaty back in 1982. The genre’s popularity has risen and fallen over the years, enjoying an unmistakable resurgence in 2005 with the release of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and a wake of imitators. Now, with the recent release...
You Against The World – The Top Games Where You're Outnumbered
on September 18, 2014 at 05:02 PM
While it's true that not every game is about letting players live out their power fantasies, it's certainly an extremely popular theme. We don't always feel like we're in charge of our lives as we slog through our days, which is why it's cathartic to plug in and mow down legions of...
Weekend Warrior 08/22/2014
on August 22, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition has consumed our time and our every waking thought. We dream about playing it while we're sleeping, and daydream about playing it when we're at work. This weekend we won't have to dream any longer. Matthew Kato: Going to be playing plenty of Diablo III on...
Weekend Warrior 8/15/14
on August 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM
It's the weekend again! We're also sad to say that this is the last Weekend Warrior you're going to be seeing from this summer's team of interns. Though we're sad to say goodbye, that doesn't mean we're ever going to stop playing video games – and this weekend is not...
Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation
on July 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM
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...
Editorial: The Difference Between Story And Fiction
on April 07, 2014 at 03:57 PM
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...
Do Updates Change Games For The Better?
on March 24, 2014 at 05:38 PM
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...
Connection Failed: Troubled Online Launches
on October 30, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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 -...
Test Chamber – Diablo III (Console Version)
on September 03, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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...
CosBlog #91: Demon Hunter By Its Raining Neon
on July 18, 2013 at 02:00 PM
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...
The PlayStation 4’s Big Unanswered Questions
on February 21, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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...
The Games Of PlayStation 4
on February 20, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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...
Year In RPGs For 2012
on December 28, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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...
Game Accessibility: Five Games That Get It Right
on August 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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...
Top 10 Lost References In Video Games
on July 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
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...
Into The Pixel's 2012 Winners Gallery
on May 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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...
Five Diablo III Tips To Boost Your Hero's Output
on May 28, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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...
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