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  • 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: Opinion – In The Wake Of Online Problems, Give Players Something Back

    It’s hard to imagine the frustration of a player tearing off the tinsel of a holiday gift, plugging the console into the wall, connecting all the bells and whistles, eagerly gripping the controller, and then turning on the power to find that that big bundle of gaming nirvana that was just received... More
  • Blog Post: How I Completely Murdered Thaddius: A Hearthstone Love Story

    Despite not being a huge collectible card game fan, I completely fell in love with Hearthstone this year. Here's a recap of the ridiculous boss match that won my heart (again). One of the reasons I (along with everyone else) love Hearthstone so much is the sheer variety of unique abilities cards... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Mummy

    This week we're taking a look at the video game adaption of the 1999 special effects blockbuster, The Mummy . Join Andrew Reiner, Jeff Marchiafava, Bryan Vore, and myself as we explore the tombs underneath the pyramids and get a real Dark Souls-vibe. That comparison gets thrown around a lot for difficult... More
  • Blog Post: An Assortment Of Lesser-Known No Man's Sky Facts

    As we near the end of our month of No Man's Sky coverage , it's time to focus on the smaller details. This game is huge and has many elements that inspire questions about space, gameplay, science, and more. Read on for excerpts from our extensive interviews with Hello Games' managing director... More
  • Blog Post: Catching Up With Madden 15

    The annual Madden game comes out in the pre-season when hope is always high. Your team is 0-0, so unless you truly live in a black hole of sports despair (and I know what that's like), the dream hasn't been spoiled yet. Naturally, everyone plays the new Madden when it's fresh, but people... More
  • Blog Post: Dreaming Of Video Games – Researchers Investigate How Playing Games Affects The Sleeping Mind

    Art by Tristan Hilliard If you play video games, then there is a high probability you’ve dreamt about one of your interactive experiences. Maybe you’ve walked the grasslands of Hyrule, sprinted through a science-fiction battlefield, or seen Tetris blocks falling into place while you were... More
  • Blog Post: Five Big Wishes For 2015

    As the year draws to a close, it's time to shift our focus to 2015. Here's my list of five big things I hope we see in it. Shape Up Or Don't Ship Out In 2014, broken games reached a...well, breaking point. More titles than ever launched with major bugs , broken servers , and incomplete feature... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: My Paradoxical Love Of Destiny’s Grind

    For many players, the idea that anyone would still be playing Destiny three to four months into the game’s life cycle seems insane. Peruse any comment thread in a story about Bungie’s open world shooter, and you find your fair share of incredulous gamers, aghast that anyone would still be... More
  • Blog Post: Things I’d Like To See From Nintendo In 2015

    Before we even get started, I want to preface things with the fact this isn’t a “doomsayer” Nintendo piece or anything like that – Nintendo continually puts out some of the best games, draws from its stable of incredible IPs, and had an amazing 2014 with titles like Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Other Uses For Nintendo’s Amiibo Figures

    Like many of you, I got some Nintendo Amiibos for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, I’m visiting my sister on the east coast and I forgot to bring my Wii U, so I decided to experiment with several other uses for Nintendo’s adorable new figures. 1. Pepperoni Placeholder What’s for... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Tweaks That Would Make 10 Great Games Greater

    It's easy to play armchair quarterback, which is why we all do it. Few things approach perfection (except possibly the concept of cheeseburgers) and gaming is no different. There were plenty of great titles released in 2014, but even the best had a few weird issues or things that we believe would... More
  • Blog Post: GI Commentary Track – Sonic Christmas Blast

    I don't know about you, but when I think of Christmas I think of Sonic the Hedgehog. Thankfully Reiner showed up to the office before the GI office let out for holiday break with a DVD titled Sonic Christmas Blast in his hand. Naturally, we knew we had to watch it and record a commentary track to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay Holiday Special 2014

    Grab a glass of eggnog and a handful of sugar cookies, everyone! The Replay crew is here to celebrate the holidays with you in the best way possible: with Batman. Yes, we decided to give Santa Claus a break this year, and play the Christmas-themed Batman Returns instead. We battle our way through waves... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Achievements And Trophies Of 2014

    Whether you love them, hate them, or forget they exist until they pop on your screen and interrupt your game, achievements and trophies are a (literally) required feature of all PlayStation 3, 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam games. I fall into the love camp, and these are some of my favorites from 2014... More
  • Blog Post: Six Beyond Awesome SNES RPGs You May Have Missed

    The SNES was truly an amazing system for RPG titles, playing host to incredible titles like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy IV & VI, Earthbound, Shadowrun, and more. Lots of folks are aware of these incredible games, often spoken in hushed tones when speaking of the glory days of console... More
  • Blog Post: Listen To Game Informer's Favorite Songs of 2014

    We're nearing the end of 2014, which means it's time for Game Informer to share its favorite songs of the year via a Spotify playlist! With 18 editors, plus our wonderful production staff, our tastes are understandably eclectic. Expect many transitions into new genres as you meander through the... More
  • Blog Post: A Look At No Man’s Sky’s Creature Features

    During our month of No Man’s Sky coverage, we’ve been focusing our attention on the game’s unfathomably large scale. We haven’t spent much time talking about the various creatures that players will be seeing while planetside. Like the worlds they inhabit, each species has been... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Great Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    The holidays are filled with family gatherings, gift exchanging, mistletoe smooching, and – most importantly – brief respites from the festivities that are perfect for a little mobile gaming. Daniel Tack already has our iOS fans covered , but if you're looking for a good Android game... More
  • Blog Post: Best iOS Games To Play Over The Holidays

    Whether you’re flying home to see friends and family, kicking back after a big meal by the fire, or just trying to avoid another one of grandma’s yarns about what life was like back in the Lincoln era, there’s a ton of great stuff on iOS to play while you’re enjoying all the trappings... More
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