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  • Blog Post: Analysis: Two Reasons Why Playable Female Characters Are Here To Stay

    Video game protagonists have come a long way over the years. Consider the iconic Lara Croft: In her 1996 debut, she was a polygonal, sexualized figure, designed to appeal to an overwhelmingly male audience. However, she also stood out for being one of the few playable female protagonists at the time;... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2012 Retrospective: The Littlest Big Show

    At the end of last year's E3 conference, I was left feeling a little underwhelmed. In hindsight,it was worse than it seemed at the time. E3 2012 will likely be remembered (if at all) as one of the most uneventful shows in the conference's history. The Sound of Silence A year later, E3 2012 is... More
  • Blog Post: The Cave Video Preview - Double Fine's Mysterious Adventure

    As the winner of our "Best Adventure Game of E3" award, we hope you haven't already let The Cave slip under your radar. Not to be confused with Double Fine's Kickstarter project, The Cave is a new adventure game from the mind of Ron Gilbert. Choosing and swapping between three characters... More
  • Blog Post: Injustice: Gods Among Us Video Preview - Going Over The Top

    While NetherRealm previously produced Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Injustice: Gods Among Us marks the studio's first fighting game that focuses exclusively on the superheroes and supervillains of the DC universe. Lead designer John Edwards says that this kind of focus allows the team to bring the... More
  • Blog Post: Rayman Legends Video Preview - Beyond A Wii U Novelty

    One of the most delightful surprises for platformer fans last year was the release of Rayman Origins, and this year at E3 2012 Ubisoft lifted the veil on the direct sequel: Rayman Legends. While Ubisoft was only showing off the new features that the Wii U version offers, it would be shocking if this... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Lord Of The Rings Video Preview - An Epic Beginning

    At some point you would think that TT Games would run out of fantastic franchises to adapt to their adorable Lego format, but Lego Lord of the Rings looks to be one of their most ambitious titles. Dropping the hub format from previous games and infusing RPG elements into the formula, executive producer... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Video Tour Of E3 2012

    There's a good chance that you weren't able to make it to E3 this year, but we here at Game Informer have you covered with the full show floor experience. Our very own Dan Ryckert and Ben Reeves are your hosts on this whirlwind tour of the sights and sounds of E3 2012. Keep your eyes peeled for... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: Nintendo's E3 Press Conference

    The final press conference of E3 was also the most mysterious. On Tuesday morning, Nintendo finally unveiled some of the launch titles for the Wii U in their presentation. Watch the video below as Game Informer's Ben Reeves and Kyle Hilliard share their thoughts on Pikmin 3, the new Mario games,... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Mario Gameplay Makes Its HD Debut With New Super Mario Bros. U

    For the first time since 1996, a Mario game will be a part of a Nintendo console’s launch window. Demonstrated last year as New Super Mario Bros. Mii, the game has been officially announced as New Super Mario Bros. U, and I had a chance to get my hands on it at a pre-E3 appointment. While the game... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: Sony's E3 Press Conference

    From the mysterious new game from Quantic Dream to The Last of Us, Sony had a couple of interesting games to show off at their E3 2012 press conference. Game Informer's Ben Reeves and Tim Turi run down the highlights and lowlights of the entire press conference in this full video recap. Be sure to... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Bungie's Next Game

    Earlier this week, a leaked contract agreement between Activision and Bungie gave many fans their first hard facts about the former Halo developer’s next project. Bungie is hard at work on Project Destiny, a likely code name for a new “sci-fantasy, action shooter” series scheduled to... More
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