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  • Blog Post: Replay – Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose Vs. Buster's Hidden Treasure

    Many of us hold fond memories of the 16-bit era of colorful, cheery platformers. The Game Informer editors love sharing our nostalgia with one another over uncontested classics like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario World, while other games spark heated debates. One such rivalry exists between two... More
  • Blog Post: How Mortal Kombat Changed The Industry And Helped Create E3

    Today, NetherRealm announced Mortal Kombat X , the latest in the long-running franchise. But the franchise’s influence on the fighting genre pales in comparison to how the controversy surrounding Mortal Kombat reshaped the game industry. Blame It On Seagal and Van Damme? According to Steve Kent’s... 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 We've all seen it: people doing wild couch gyrations with outdated controllers to playing a first-person shooter with Space Invaders sound effects.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: Discovering Pier Solar

    You could be forgiven if you didn’t know much about Pier Solar and the Great Architects, and its unusual history. But with a planned HD release of the classic-style RPG headed to consoles in late 2013, we thought it was time to shine a light on this fascinating project. We talked with developer... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Warlock

    Every thousand years, the sun and the moon align and the "evil one" sends his son to Earth to undo all of creation. Such is the story of the long forgotten Warlock franchise. We dust off this pulp classic and see if we can defy the evil one. Watch Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, and... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Cool Spot

    In our first exclusively junk food-related episode of Replay, we decided to take a look at a couple of 16-bit licensed platformers. For the main segment, we popped in Cool Spot, a 7up-themed game that several of us have fond memories of. Is it actually still good? Well, have any of you bought 7up in... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Gunstar Heroes

    Besides the so-so Contra: Hard Corps, Sega fans couldn't play any entry from Konami's awesome shooter series on the Genesis. Fortunately, the spectacular Treasure title, Gunstar Heroes, hit the Genesis in full force. The co-op run and gun shooter allowed two players to mix and match power-ups... More
  • Blog Post: Same Name, Different Game: SNES vs. Genesis

    In our most recent issue of Game Informer (with The Elder Scrolls MMO on the cover), I wrote a Classic GI piece that compared 16-bit games that feature the same names, but different gameplay. Most multiplatform games are nearly identical in 2012, but that wasn't always the case. In the days of Super... More
  • Blog Post: Last Stand: The Final Games Of The Biggest Consoles

    Many gamers consider a console dead as soon as its successor hits store shelves. While it's true that the release schedule takes a massive hit when this happens, there are always a handful of titles that arrive late to the party. Take a look at the final games released for some of gaming's biggest... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle

    During the console wars of the early 90s, Nintendo was represented by Mario and Sega had Sonic in their corner. While these faces were the most famous, Sega had a popular platformer of their own before Sonic took off. In this week's Replay, we take a look back at a series that has essentially been... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Castlevania Bloodlines

    The Castlevania series has a long, proud heritage, but not every game in the franchise is a highly regarded classic. Bloodlines for the Genesis isn't a completely awful game, but it's definitely not as well-remembered as other Castlevania games. This week on Replay, we decided to take a look... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Aladdin

    Games based on movies are almost always crappy, and that's the case in 2011. Back in the 16-bit days, it was almost a certainty that they'd be terrible. However, one beloved Disney film made for a fantastic Genesis sidescroller (a slightly different version was on Super Nintendo, but we play... More
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