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  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4's Indie Exclusives List

    Since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Sony has made a strong play towards recruiting high-profile independent developers to the console. From giving games like Mercenary Kings and Entwined showcases at E3 press conferences to a program that allows indies to self-publish without a deal with a larger... More
  • Blog Post: Can Assassin's Creed Unity Pull Off A Love Story?

    We've already focused on the new gameplay that can be found in Assassin's Creed Unity , but for last week we wanted to highlight the game's story. You can learn much more about the characters of Arno and Elise in our dedicated profiles that we posted. While visiting Ubisoft Montreal for our... More
  • Blog Post: Best Video Game Places To Take A Vacation

    We may be at the tail end of summer, but that doesn't mean we can't still take a well-earned vacation. A couple of years ago, we highlighted some of the worst places your travel agent could send you in the video game space. Now that you know where to avoid, let's take a look at some places... More
  • Blog Post: 10 3DS eShop Games Worth Checking Out

    Three years ago, the Nintendo 3DS had just hit the market. With the smartphone revolution in full swing, many wondered if dedicated portable-gaming consoles still even stood a chance in today’s tech landscape. Flash forward to present day, and the 3DS serves as the home to several hit titles, including... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Action Games Of The Generation

    The last console generation was packed with some of the greatest action games of all time. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4's life cycles were longer than any consoles before them, allowing developers to become more familiar with the powerful tech and deliver better and better games. Imaginative new... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Murdered: Soul Suspect

    In Airtight Games' latest game, you have to solve a murder – your own. It's an interesting premise for a game, but does it live up to its potential? Join Reiner and me as we play through the game's opening and show some ghost-detective action. Don't think that being dead is an insurmountable... More
  • Blog Post: Rectify Made The Best Use Of A Video Game I've Seen On Television

    With rare exceptions, I can't stand it when television shows depict video games. We've all seen it: people doing wild couch gyrations with outdated controllers to playing a first-person shooter with Space Invaders sound effects. Or, perhaps there's terrible looking fake GTA that led a kid... More
  • Blog Post: The Return Of Cassandra In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has new characters joining the fight, but old faces are also returning to help restore peace. Recently, we looked at what confirmed party member Varric would bring to the table . Now we're delving into Cassandra's potential and why she's an intriguing character to... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Star Wars Video Games Feature And Review Round-Up

    It's May 4, which means today offers a slightly better reason than any other day to celebrate everything Star Wars. To commemorate the occasion, I have put together a round-up of reviews and features covering Star Wars video games as they have appeared on our website and in the magazine over many... More
  • Blog Post: 20 Respected Actors Who Appeared In Video Game Movies

    Today brought the sad news that venerated English actor Bob Hoskins, who had appeared in the Super Mario Bros. movie as wells as more acclaimed films like The Long Good Friday , has died. In this feature, we look back at some of the other critically respected actors who have appeared in video game movies... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Batman: Vengeance

    Batman has a rich cartoon legacy. Back in 2001, Ubisoft took advantage of The New Batman Adventures' art style and popularity to create a mediocre superhero game with decent production values. Let's see how Batman: Vengeance holds up against modern Batman games. We keep trucking in the second... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: “White Phosphorus” In Spec Ops: The Line

    Spec Ops: The Line is a game that routinely takes your expectations and blasts them to pieces. A simple and straightforward military shooter on the outside, the game’s exterior is hiding a spot-on critique of military shooters and what it means to be a “hero” in a violent scenario where... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... More
  • Blog Post: The Changing Definition of 'Gamer'

    Every Tuesday, I co-host Video Games Weekly , a radio show on the local sports talk station (KFAN 100.3) in the Twin Cities. During our last show, we got a call from a young listener which got me thinking about how the term "gamer" now means something very different than it did when I grew... More
  • Blog Post: The Major Milestones In Console Evolution

    At their core, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are video game systems. However, they contain an array of technology that's built on the innovations of the consoles that came before them. From controllers to online services, these new systems offer more for the gamer than anything we've seen before... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Ahead To The Conversations Of 2014

    Last year was filled with the excitement of new console launches, the curiosity caused by Steam Machine concept, and the sadness of publishers THQ and LucasArts folding. No doubt the impact of these stories will be felt in 2014, but new conversations will emerge. Here are three that we’re keeping... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    If you're like me, the winter holidays contain their fair share of downtime. Whether you're waiting for the Christmas lasagna to finish cooking (...everyone eats lasagna at Christmas, right?) or just bored out of your mind by a chatty relative, mobile games provide short, sanity-saving doses... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Lengths We Go To Finish Our Games

    We want to play every video game that looks cool, but some things get in the way of us having a good time. Over the years, the Game Informer crew has collected a few anecdotes in our ongoing quest to finish our games in the face of adversity. Whether it’s battling minimum PC requirements or navigating... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Armies in Video Games

    What makes a great fictional army? Is it the cool uniforms, the powerful weapons, or the slick spaceships? Video games have always had a fascination with war, and because of that they have given birth to many memorable armies. The best ones are usually aesthetically pleasing, but their greatness always... More
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