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  • Blog Post: Do’s And Don’ts Of Post-Release Content

    Years ago, you bought a game and that was that. You inserted the disc or cartridge, installed or booted up the game, and played it on your computer or console – flaws and all. When you completed it, your time with it was over. Today, games aren’t a standalone product. They alter and grow... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 82: Shining Blade by Enayla Cosplay

    Enayla’s elegant Shining Blade cosplay is – without question – one of the most intricate and awe-inspiring costumes I’ve ever come across. Her incredible attention to detail and resourcefulness also resulted in an impressively true-to-source interpretation of the early Guild Wars... More
  • Blog Post: Year In RPGs For 2012

    At the end of every year, I find myself looking back on its role-playing games and examining the trends, highlights, and disappointments. Putting it in perspective, 2012 won’t go down as a pinnacle year for RPGs, but if you look closely, the year held plenty to love. Operation Rainfall Comes To... More
  • Blog Post: Subscription Fees: A Thing Of The Past

    Guild Wars 2’s cash shop is the death knell for monthly subscription fees on even the highest-quality games. For over a decade, a monthly fee was the accepted price of entry for massively multiplayer games. Players were happy to fork over $10-15 per month in return for access to sprawling online... More
  • Blog Post: How Microtransactions Are Bad For Gaming

    Gamers who have been around for a few years won’t have a hard time remembering the heyday of arcades. Bring enough quarters, and the world was your oyster. Titles like Gauntlet were built to get as many of those quarters as possible. Your health ticked down. Food was hard to find. Monsters became... More
  • Blog Post: What $15 Per Month Buys In Guild Wars 2

    ArenaNet's new MMO has no subscription fee, but it does have an integrated microtransaction shop. What can you get for the fifteen bucks a month you would be paying for a traditional triple-A MMO subscription? Because you can buy gems (the real-money currency) from other players with in-game money... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Guild Wars 2

    Now that we've had a little time to dig into the recently released, we put Adam's leveled-up Guild Wars 2 Guardian under the microscope in this episode of Test Chamber. Host Andrew Reiner asks the questions, and GI's Matt Miller lends another perspective while Adam Biessener pilots his character... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Dungeon Tips

    ArenaNet’s brand-new MMO sends the traditional tank/heal/damage MMORPG trinity packing in favor of a positioning-based system that puts each player in charge of their own health. Here are a few pointers to help you get through Guild Wars 2’s five-person dungeons without the comfort of a familiar... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition Unboxing

    Are you excited for Guild Wars 2? We share in that excitement, which is why when the Collector’s Edition turned up at the Game Informer office, we knew we had to share an unboxing with you. This shouldn’t be too painful for your yearning, since the game drops on the 28th (psst, you can get... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated PC Games Of 2011

    There's little arguing that 2010 was one of the best years PC gaming has seen in some time. Between extremely successful major releases like StarCraft II and Civilization V and surprising indie hits like Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there was study buzz for a consistent stream of excellent... More
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