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  • Blog Post: Requiem For A Seam: Remembering The 10 Best Game Instruction Manuals

    Let me spin you a yarn. Times were, you’d open that brand-new cardboard (or plastic) box and there, nestled right next to your cartridge (or disc), would be a booklet. Yes, a booklet – paper pages stapled together that told you how to play the game (and sometimes more). Remember those? Now... More
  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: Welcome (Back) To The GTA Online Jungle

    I’m on my way to a clothing store, moments after retrieving my car from the impound lot. It’s only a few miles away, but the drive still makes me nervous. I’m not worried about the traffic – it’s nearing dusk, and the streets aren’t overly congested. Besides, Los Santos’... More
  • Blog Post: The Blockbuster Rule: Why The Future Belongs To Mega-Franchises

    [Note: This article originally appeared in issue #251 of Game Informer ] In Anita Elberse's new book, Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and The Big Business of Entertainment , the veteran professor at the prestigious Harvard Business School argues that, despite claims that digital distribution... More
  • Blog Post: The Critical Reception Of Controversial Games

    South Park: The Stick of Truth is heading to retailers soon, and it's sure to have some controversial moments if Trey Parker and Matt Stone's previous work in this universe is any indication. Many games and franchises in the past have stirred up controversy, with some doing it purely for shock... More
  • Blog Post: Causing Chaos Through The Years In Grand Theft Auto

    From its beginnings in 1997, Grand Theft Auto has been a game that is just as much about its open sandbox world as it is about its story and characters. Doing what you want in Grand Theft Auto's world has always been welcome, and we decided to take a look at how it has changed over the last 16 years... More
  • Blog Post: It's OK To Not Like Grand Theft Auto

    Hello, my name is Mike, and I don't really enjoy Grand Theft Auto. I've tried. I promise that I've tried. I played all the way through GTA III. Sure, I had to use cheat codes because of the checkpoint problems, but I saw the end. I played through about half of Vice City, but after I realized... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games to Play When You’re Angry

    Everyone has their own way of relieving stress and releasing anger. Some paint, some write, and some immerse themselves into different worlds, worlds unlike our own. For gamers, we’d rather turn our brains off and escape into another world. Luckily, video games can offer this escape. Here are a... More
  • Blog Post: My Open-World Checklist

    I try to divide my play sessions across as many types of games as possible, but I have a soft spot for open-world games. One of the things I enjoy most about gaming is the chance to explore new worlds and do things I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to do in my unplugged life. Here are a few things... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    The gaming world is eagerly awaiting Rockstar's return to San Andreas, so the Replay crew decided to take a trip back to 2004's massive GTA title. Playing as Carl "CJ" Johnson, this entry in the acclaimed series was one of the most ambitious games on the Playstation 2. Featuring three... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Grand Theft Auto Missions Of All Time

    Every Grand Theft Auto boasts several memorable missions. Some stand out for their explosive action, while others earn a way into our hearts for their sense of humor. Distilling this vast pool of moments wasn’t easy. This list tries to capture the best of both styles of missions. After you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Grand Theft Auto Characters of All Time

    This month, we’ve been celebrating the coming arrival of Grand Theft Auto V, but we also want to take some time to look back at the characters that helped make the series the blockbuster franchise it is today. Read on to find out who we picked as the ten greatest characters in Grand Theft Auto... More
  • Blog Post: Discussing The Grand Theft Auto V Demo

    On October 12th Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara tweeted that he was in New York to see the first gameplay demo of Grand Theft Auto V. Senior features editor Matt Helgeson and managing editor Matt Bertz also went along, the latter being the writer for the 18-page cover story that you can read... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile 10/26/12

    This week in mobile has a little something for everyone, crime drama, zombies invading Los Angeles, Duke Nukem lookalikes, and raptors firing lasers out of their mouths. Just another week in mobile gaming. Name - Grand Theft Auto III Developer: Rockstar Games Price: $0.99 (Limited Time Price Drop) Platform... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The Latest Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots

    In typical Rockstar Games fashion, we know very little about Grand Theft Auto V. We've seen a trailer and a handful of screenshots, but that's about it. We may not have a lot of solid information, but that doesn't mean we can't draw our own conclusions. Mobile Hijacking? People aren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Figuring Out Liberty City In Grand Theft Auto III

    I didn’t know anything about Grand Theft Auto the first time I saw Grand Theft Auto III. I walked in on a friend playing the game. My first thought was it didn’t look very good compared to other PlayStation 2 titles and the jump animation was ridiculous. My friend seemed excited about the... More
  • Blog Post: Casting Call: Grand Theft Auto

    We've seen plenty of gaming properties turn into movies over the years, most with disappointing results. There have been rumblings of a GTA movie in the past, such as that time Rockstar had to shoot down Variety's report about Eminem starring in one. If Rockstar does eventually come around to... More
  • Blog Post: Gameography: Dan Houser of Rockstar Games

    Dan Houser, who helped found Rockstar Games with his brother Sam, has quietly assembled one of the most impressive careers in game writing history. Though he’s traditionally shied away from the spotlight, we were able to interview Houser for the latest issue of Game Informer (#225). To expand your... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    We thought that this weekend would be a good opportunity to go back and visit the modern-day classic known as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. We were worried about how well it would hold up, but we were all looking forward to being reminded of how the story unfolds over the first couple of missions. Before... More
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