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  • Blog Post: Rearmed - Ten Unique Weapons That Change Our Favorite Games

    In most games, weapons are the player’s main way of interacting with the world. Enemies come at you and you dispatch them with whatever armament you’ve got. I imagine it must be extremely difficult to design a continually engaging gameplay system around a single weapon (I struggle even now... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Spooky Video Game Locations To Visit This Halloween

    All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and for many that means seeking out the best scares the holiday has to offer. If you’re one of those brave people who walk unfazed through haunted houses and yawn at the spookiest horror films, then why not try getting your scares at these video game locations... More
  • Blog Post: Four More Video Game Commercials That Spoof Other Commercials

    Last week, we took a look at a handful of video game commercials that spoofed other commercials . Here's a few more. This is an equally short list compared to last week's, but looking through the comments, it was obvious that I missed some memorable video game spoof commercials that deserve calling... More
  • Blog Post: Remembering Half-Life 2 For The First Time

    I don't have to tell you how popular Half-Life 2 has become over the years. However, it's one thing to know something is big and another to experience it for the first time almost 10 years after the fact. A lot has happened in the near decade since its release, but it's a testament to the... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Lengths We Go To Finish Our Games

    We want to play every video game that looks cool, but some things get in the way of us having a good time. Over the years, the Game Informer crew has collected a few anecdotes in our ongoing quest to finish our games in the face of adversity. Whether it’s battling minimum PC requirements or navigating... More
  • Blog Post: Connection Failed: Troubled Online Launches

    Games are more connected than ever. Many of the world's most popular games are now exclusively online, and an increasing number blur the line between single- and multiplayer. Times are changing, but one thing has remained constant: Launching a large-scale online game is a difficult proposition -... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Valve

    Few studios boast the diversity of hit titles like Valve. The Half-Life series is celebrated for its innovative gameplay, seamless narrative, and cutting edge technology. Left 4 Dead accentuates teamwork like no other game before it, and was voted the best cooperative game of all time by the Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst Artificial Barriers In Video Games

    Even the most open-world experiences in video games must restrict the player in some way. If you could go everywhere right away, what would be the point of progressing? Sometimes a barrier makes sense, like a locked door in need of a key, or a wall too high to climb. More often though, you have to suspend... More
  • Blog Post: Top Video Game Leaks

    Details of Bungie’s latest game leaked online yesterday , and it led us to start thinking about some of video game’s biggest leaks of the past. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – About six months before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and before the game was even officially... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Video Game Openings

    In November of 2008 we ran our top 10 list of best intro sequences in the biz. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a movie must be worth a million. Check out our original list below, and feel free to add your top contenders in the comments. The beginning of a game can set the tone for the entire... More
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