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  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Evolve

    Evolve launched nearly two months ago, but true to the game's title, Turtle Rock Studios is still working feverishly to bring changes and new content to the 4v1 multiplayer shooter. We talked with Turtle Rock co-founder and creative director Phil Robb about Evolve's launch, their plans for the... More
  • Blog Post: Are Evolve's New DLC Characters Worth Buying?

    Turtle Rock has unleashed a new monster on its asymmetrical 4v1 shooter, along with a new squad of hunters to deal with him. Despite our confusion yesterday , we've finally got hands-on time with all five characters on the chaotic battlefields of planet Shear. Read on to find out how the new monster... More
  • Blog Post: Turtle Rock Lays The Groundwork For Evolve’s eSports Future

    At PAX East, during the Evolve PRO-AM tournament, I had the chance to speak with producers Anna Coulter and Jon Bloch about the game. The duo was instrumental in creating Evolve’s eSports-friendly Observer mode, which launched earlier this week. While I was at PAX, I wandered past the PRO-AM tournament... More
  • Blog Post: Checking Out Evolve's Bizarre And Totally Real New DLC Characters

    Turtle Rock has released the first new monster and squad of hunters for Evolve, and the radical new designs are really pushing the limits of the asymmetrical 4v1 formula. Read on for our hands-on impressions. Monster: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Impressions: Evolve's newest monster is by far the biggest... More
  • Blog Post: Gamer – Evolve Pro Player Zaq "Maddcow" Hildreth

    This month the ESL Arena played host to the Evolve PAX East PRO-AM tournament. The day-long single elimination tournament culminated in a best-of-five final match between two accomplished squads: Team Venom Hound and Pushing Daisies. After losing the first two rounds, Pushing Daisies made an impressive... More
  • Blog Post: The Pulse – Game Informer's Weekly Top 10 (Mar 2, 2015)

    The Pulse is Game Informer's weekly ranking of the hottest games according to our team. Each Monday we tally up the games with the biggest buzz based on number of editors playing and the time they put into them. A few weeks ago, if you asked us if Game Informer's staff would spend more time in... More
  • Blog Post: The Pulse – Game Informer's Weekly Top 10

    The Pulse is Game Informer's weekly ranking of the hottest games according to our team. Each Monday we tally up the games with the biggest buzz based on number of editors playing and the time they put into them. In the third week of The Pulse, most editors set aside an afternoon or night to knock... More
  • Blog Post: Cosmetic DLC Isn’t Evil, And It’s Probably Keeping Game Prices Down

    This week, there has been much hand-wringing over Evolve. It’s not because the game is multiplayer-focused. It’s not even the confusing pre-order/pre-purchase options. No, this week we’re revisiting one of gaming’s most contentious sometimes-issues: day one DLC. Since it began... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Tips And Tricks

    Evolve is out in the wild, and players are already honing their monster-hunting/hunter-monstering skills. We've compiled a list of tips to make you a better player. We know from Evolve's beta statistics that the monster and hunters are pretty evenly matched, but sometimes it may not feel that... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Monsters That Need To Find A Way Into Evolve

    Turtle Rock's multiplayer monster-hunting shooter releases tomorrow, but the game only comes packed with three monsters. That's great for the first few months, but fans are eventually going to want to start hunting some more exotic game. Here's our list of dream monsters we'd like to... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Unleashing The Kraken In Evolve's Defense Mode

    The review embargo for Evolve is up, but we're still a few days away from posting our official verdict . In the meantime, you can join us for a look at Defense mode, the endcap to Evolve's five-round Evacuation campaigns. Fellow editors Matt Kato, Bryan Vore, and Jeff Cork join me as we take... More
  • Blog Post: Why Single-Player Gamers Should Consider Evolve

    Evolve's 4v1 multiplayer is a concept that's resonated with gamers through successful public alpha and beta periods prior to its release on February 10. The game's multiplayer credentials, however, have not been created at the expense of those who want to play it solo. Evolve has effectively... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

    If we could stare into the future and find out which games are going to turn out great, our jobs would be a lot easier. So many changes happen to a game in the final months before release that it’s quite common for a game-of-the-year candidate to come out of left field to surprise everyone. But... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Evolve's Big Alpha

    Back in February we unveiled a game from Turtle Rock Studios called Evolve . We played hours and hours of the game at the studio and have been eager to play more ever since. This weekend is our first real opportunity to sink back into the ebb and flow of this asymmetrical multiplayer game as 2K and Turtle... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – There's No Shortage Of New IP On The Way

    Complaining about a lack of new IP is a favorite pastime of gamers, and the undercooked launch lineups of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One served up plenty to gripe about. If you're still bemoaning the industry's lack of new IP, however, it's time to find something else to whine about;... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Key Moments From This Week's Big Trailers

    The previous week showcased a surprising number of big trailers for big games, and we've pulled key moments from a few of them. Hulk parallel parks in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes The latest trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is surprisingly serious. It shows members of The... More
  • Blog Post: The Twenty Best Things We Saw At PAX East

    We’re still coming down off our PAX high, and wanted to share some of our favorite things that we saw this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the coverage, this list (and the links in each entry) should point you in the direction of our favorite experiences. 20. Goliath (And... More
  • Blog Post: Wanted: System Sellers

    Last week I spoke with several friends who are console owners, but not the sort who wait in lines outside of retailers to buy new systems on day one. The talk inevitably shifted to my impressions of the game lineups for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. They aren't jumping at the prospect of laying... More
  • Blog Post: See Evolve Gameplay In Action

    Ever since our Evolve cover reveal , readers have been asking when they can see gameplay footage of the new multiplayer-focused shooter from the creators of Left 4 Dead. The wait is finally over: Our new video contains action of Evolve's first four hunters going head-to-head with the mighty Goliath... More
  • Blog Post: Life After Death: The Story Of Turtle Rock Studios

    To finish off our month of coverage of Evolve , we wanted to take an exhaustive look at the complete history of the game's developer, Turtle Rock Studios. Studio heads Chris Ashton and Phil Robb have had long careers in the game industry, contributing to classics like Command & Conquer, Counter... More
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