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  • Blog Post: Play Final Fantasy VII With Us In Our New Game Club

    Update: Winners have been selected! Check your "Conversations" inbox on this website to see if you won! If not, we encourage you to play along with us anyway! For some time, members of the Game Informer staff have wanted to organize a game club so that the entire Game Informer community could... More
  • Blog Post: Come Join The GI Game Club

    Sometimes we all want to delve deeper and discuss together what makes a game truly memorable. Why is it fun? In what ways did a particular game innovate when it first released? How did the design dovetail with the storytelling? We’re asking you to join us as we take a closer look at games through... More
  • Blog Post: Five Big Surprise Announcements In 2015

    Looking back at 2015, we received many of the awesome gaming experiences we were promised. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turned out every bit as awesome as expected, the team at From Software pushed us to our limits once more with Bloodborne, and Nintendo enabled us to bring our imagination to life with the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Cloud Strife's Grand Super Smash Bros. Debut

    With yesterday's final Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. , we learned not only that Bayonetta and Corrin from Fire Emblem will be joining the roster but that Cloud Strife is now available to download. I'm joined by Kyle Hilliard in this Test Chamber as we test out the troubled youth's... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Final Fantasy VII Remake Needs To Make Changes

    Note: Square Enix's remake of Final Fantasy VII was big news at PSX over the weekend, including discussions surrounding its battle system and multi-part structure . With some fans crying foul about these alterations to the original formula, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this opinion... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Games That Had Surprise Releases Today On PlayStation 4 And Vita

    Sony is making a habit of surprise releasing games during its press conferences, and today's PlayStation Experience show was no exception. Here's what released today. The original Final Fantasy VII PC Port for PS4 Not to be confused with the very exciting Final Fantasy VII Remake , the port of... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – RPG Fans Are The Real Winners Of E3 2015

    I always like to take a few weeks away from any show to really start analyzing and putting it in perspective. I'm not one to usually name a "winner" of E3, since the fans always end up winning with a glut of new games. Even so, this year role-playing game fans really had a lot to cheer... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want (And Don’t Want) From The Final Fantasy VII Remake

    In a surprising E3 announcement, Square Enix and Sony revealed that the Final Fantasy VII remake is happening . This is a practically miraculous development for fans who have been hoping for such a project ever since the PS3 “tech demo” shown at E3 2005. Now that it’s officially happening... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Games We Never Thought We’d See At E3 2015

    E3 2015 was the year all of our joke predictions finally came true. From Ubisoft to Nintendo, there were surprises for fans across the board this year. Here’s a list of the games announced at E3 that we never saw coming. EarthBound Beginnings EarthBound Beginnings was the first surprise game to... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Boss Battle Themes

    A good boss battle serves as a climax for your journey. It often takes everything you have learned to triumph over the most deadly and epic of foes. These battles require suitably complex and epic boss-battle music to elevate the action and make them even more memorable. Here are 10 of the best boss... More
  • Blog Post: Franchise Follow-Ups No One Expected

    Every once in a while a game comes along that catches people off-guard. Whether they’re good or bad, unexpected games are always interesting to explore and discuss, especially when they’re part of a long-running series. Whether it’s because the games differ greatly from their predecessors... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Final Fantasy VII

    Welcome to another installment of the Essentials, Game Informer’s weekly look at the best titles in gaming history. We curate this list to include the medium’s must-play experiences, spanning multiple genres and generations. The games might be especially innovative, groundbreaking, or significant... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII And The Oddity Of Shinra Technologies

    Two months ago Square Enix announced that they were forming a new subsidiary with a focus on cloud gaming called Shinra Technologies. The internet was confused. Why would Square Enix name a company after the evil corporation they created for Final Fantasy VII? Did they realize how bizarre it is that... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Evil Corporations In Video Games

    There are a lot of corporations in the world that fail to look out for the best interests of the global population, but some video game corporations truly excel at screwing up the environment and everyone who lives in it. We rounded up the worst of the lot; here are 10 video game corporations that are... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming Disguises That Shouldn’t Work But Did

    Getting around without your enemies recognizing you is a key component in many games. Often times, our heroes don a disguise in order to hide their identities and sneak around. In some cases, however, the disguises are so weird or outlandish that they just shouldn’t work. We take a look at a few... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth Flashback

    The best game in the Final Fantasy series is a point of contention , but almost every fan acknowledges the significance (though not necessarily the superiority ) of Final Fantasy VII. With its mixture of 3D graphics, amazing cutscenes, and cool characters, Final Fantasy VII created a story that set the... More
  • Blog Post: Places – The Gold Saucer

    Characters in the Final Fantasy series are almost always in do-or-die situations. The actions of these chosen few affect the entire world. Generally, the job of stopping a madman or an earth-scorching apocalypse rests on the shoulders of these adventurers. Cloud, Aeris, Tifa, and the rest of the gang... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down Video Game Character Names

    A fair majority of the people who make video games take a lot of time to think about them. They analyze every detail down to how a character’s limbs should move, how fast a character should walk when someone applies pressure to the control stick, and how high a character should jump when the player... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! Final Fantasy VI

    Spoiled! is our video series that has Game Informer editors discussing the ending to some of the biggest games around, and every once in a while we dive in and dissect a classic. Associate editor Tim Turi just finished his first playthrough of Final Fantasy VI and was eager to discuss the ending and... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Sephiroth Kills Aerith

    Few moments in gaming live in the same amount of infamy as the scene where Sephiroth kills Aerith. Final Fantasy VII is a fan-favorite for a lot of reasons (the hilariously complicated story, Tifa), but what the 1997 game is most known for is its totally unexpected death scene. Players experiencing the... More
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