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  • Blog Post: Rethinking Video Game Novels With Boss Fight Books

    Boss Fight Books is a small press with a large sense of scale. Series Editor Gabe Durham Kickstarted a line of books that encapsulates classic video games. Each book is filled with an individual author’s thoughts on a game, relationship to it now, and experiences surrounding their time with it... More
  • Blog Post: 7 Strange Games Released After Their Consoles' Death

    Your favorite consoles aren’t going to be around forever. Rumors of Nintendo halting the Wii U’s production and murmurings of an upgraded PlayStation 4 on the horizon have people talking about shortened console life cycles. This conversation doesn’t even include consoles like The Ouya... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Video Game Products We Wish Were Real

    A game’s most unforgettable moments usually come when you’re completely engrossed in its setting. Video games are often marketed to be hosts of living, breathing worlds, but immersive world-building is harder to concoct than you might think. Fleshed out characters hiding complicated pasts... More
  • Blog Post: Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2016

    2015 was fantastic for gamers who love quality adventures. Life is Strange, Tales From The Borderlands, SOMA, Broken Age, and more helped form one of the strongest years in recent memory for the adventure genre , and it looks like 2016 might be just as exciting. As a staff, we discussed all the upcoming... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month: What Current-Gen Improvement Do You Want Most?

    Just because the current-gen consoles have taken over our living rooms doesn't mean there's not room for improvement. What enhancements would you like to see to your newest gaming system? In issue 272 of Game Informer , we asked readers what improvement they'd like to see made to the current... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Best Of 2015 Awards

    From sprawling open-world opuses like Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3, to small indie darlings like Undertale and Rocket League, 2015 contained no shortage of excellent titles to keep gamers busy. We ended last year fighting over our Top 50 list, and it's time to share the results. The latest issue of... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Making Your Backlog Manageable And Tracking Your Gaming

    Each year, I’m fortunate enough to play dozens of games (and even complete some of them). For each one I do get time with though, there are two or three I purchase that sit on the shelf or in a digital library just waiting for me to pay them attention. My backlog has exploded over the past few... More
  • Blog Post: The Gaming Trends Of 2015

    Each December, we take a moment to look back at the news and headlines that defined the year. The video game industry has been in a state of massive transition for years. This latest period has been marked by a console hardware transition, the birth of virtual reality, and a fundamental change in how... More
  • Blog Post: The Most Impressive Sights From The 2015 PlayStation Experience Show Floor

    Right now, Sony's second annual PlayStation Experience is in full swing and we are on hand for all the excitement. This year, the show moved to San Francisco, taking up three floors at the Moscone Center. Fans rushed to form lines for popular games like Dark Souls III and Far Cry Primal, while a... More
  • Blog Post: Taking Cues From Other Shooters To Craft A Better Star Wars Battlefront

    Star Wars Battlefront wows fans with an unparalleled presentation that immerses players in George Lucas’ space opera like no other title. When you look beyond the amazing audio and faithful visuals, however, the game comes up short. To help chart a course of improvement, here are some of Battlefront's... More
  • Blog Post: Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog

    This feature was originally published on January 30th, 2015 but we wanted to resurface the content in honor of the release of the Uncharted collection on PS4. Josh Scherr has worked at Naughty Dog for nearly fifteen years. Joining the studio to help animate Jak and Daxter, Scherr has had a front-row... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Day-Long Destiny: The Taken King Live Stream

    Update: The stream has concluded, and you can catch the archive right here on our YouTube channel! Original Story: Bungie's third expansion to Destiny is out now and we are live streaming the whole day to celebrate. Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara – one of GI's biggest Destiny fans –... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Until Dawn

    Update: The stream has ended, but make sure to watch our YouTube page for the archived version! Original Story: Halloween might be two months away, but we're starting the scare season early with a seven hour live stream of Until Dawn by Supermassive Games. It's a survival horror game where player... More
  • Blog Post: Tack's Top 8 Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Games

    An apocalypse might not be great for the denizens of Earth, but it’s an awesome backdrop to create interesting and unforgiving worlds for players. From nuclear-tinged wastelands to abandoned cities, the post-apocalyptic setting offers storytellers a chance to start fresh – and embrace the... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Third-Parties & PC

    E3 is coming soon, and to get you ready for what may or may not happen, we've compiled a list of predictions for third-party companies and the PC space. A Lot More From Fallout 4 & Bethesda Bethesda just confirmed the game with its first trailer , and we expect a lot more from the game than just... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Worst Characters In Sonic History

    The Sonic Cycle is a meme that has been used by fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise to explain the excitement and eventual disappointment many feel during the lead-up to a new game in the franchise. While Sonic Boom effectively skipped much of the Sonic Cycle by giving fans doubts from the get-go... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Now Is The Best Time To Get (Back) Into Destiny

    Since its launch in September of last year, Destiny has become one of the most polarizing experiences in gaming. Whether it’s due to the fact that the people who do love it do so passionately or unapologetically, or simply the fact that it wasn’t the type of shooter they thought it would... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Call Of Duty Settings We’d Rather See Than ‘Near Future’

    The near-future setting of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is interesting from a gameplay perspective , but with three consecutive games relying on that setting, the franchise is sacrificing one of the key things that made the multiple-developer approach to the franchise work well. Black Ops III is set in... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay Showdown 2015 - The Grand Finale

    Every year the Game Informer editors compete in a vicious and delightfully random gaming competition for the honor of playing a Super Replay game of their choice. If you missed an earlier episode of this year's Showdown, you can click here to watch the initial bracket placement or click here to watch... More
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