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  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Cosplay

    Comic Con is a consistently impressive display of costumes across an incredible range of entertainment media. This is only a small sampling of some of the video game cosplay on display on the show. They must all be really embarrassed about wearing the same costumes. He's not nearly as angry as he... More
  • Blog Post: Five Video Game-Based Comics Worth Reading

    What works well in one medium doesn't always translate over to another. For example, Super Mario Bros. is a great video game series, but it was a terrible film . Superman is a great super hero, but most of his video games have sucked. The Cat in the Hat was a terrible film, but an excellent examination... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

    The Game Informer team is on the ground in Los Angeles, CA for E3 2014 and had a lot to absorb with the full day of press conferences. We kicked things off this morning with Microsoft's game-packed press conference. Game Informer's Tim Turi and Jeff Cork managed to watch the entire show amidst... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating Halo

    Versus Mode is a special feature that we're doing today, and it focuses on two editors debating the merits of a particular game or series. This entry features senior features editor Matt Helgeson debating the Halo series with senior previews editor Matt Miller. Helgeson: To start, we'll set the... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want In Halo 5: Guardians

    Today Microsoft and 343 Industries announced a new chapter in the Halo series for Xbox One . Halo 5: Guardians has the Game Informer office buzzing with excitement, discussing what we want to see in this next sci-fi FPS outing. From retooled multiplayer maps to a new protagonist, these are a few elements... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back On Martin O'Donnell's Bungie Career

    We don't know the reasons behind it, but Destiny developer Bungie and longtime composer Martin O'Donnell have parted ways . O'Donnell's credited work with Bungie stretches all the way back to Myth: The Fallen Lords, released in 1997. But it's his definitive work on the Halo series... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games That Can Benefit From A Definitive Edition

    It’s official. We’ve left the world of HD remakes behind (almost). We’ve evolved to the next generation. Enter: The Definitive Edition. Tomb Raider is the first game that’s getting one , and it’s more than a Game of the Year edition. This is a full-fledged overhaul that... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – I Miss Backwards Compatibility, But I Probably Shouldn't

    Neither the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 is backwards compatible. You can't take a disc from your library of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games, put it in your new console, and play. I wish I could, and I understand why I can't, but it does not make me want the feature any less. When the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Music Of The Spheres: The Collaborative Soundscape Of Destiny

    Audio director and lead composer Marty O'Donnell is leaving the music of Halo behind and building a whole new aural world. Luckily, he has some company. Collaborating with the now in-house audio design lead and fellow composer Mike Salvatori and new partner, Paul McCartney, the three have created... More
  • Blog Post: Revealing The Details Of Destiny's Competitive Multiplayer

    At this point I think that people understand the big picture of Bungie's Destiny, you build your own character and go on an action-packed unified journey throughout our solar system. Our goal with the January cover reveal of Destiny is to fill in some of the details on this ambitious and grandiose... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: The Other Side Of The Story: Swapping Playable Characters

    The idea of perspective is complex when it comes to video games. More often than not, the player sees the story through the eyes of one main character. Although the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V will have one of the highest profile instances of character switching, this concept has been around in video... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Microsoft's E3 2013 Press Conference

    Microsoft's E3 press conference was all about the games. The company showed off a host of Xbox One exclusives, including Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and a new Halo. Join editors Dan Ryckert and Jeff Cork as they break down the highlights from the show. The company also revealed the Xbox One's... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 85: Mini Chief by Randall Ng

    I’ve got a massive soft spot for pint-sized cosplay, meaning Mini Chief wreaked havoc on my heart. Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two. I can’t wait to see what this father/son duo comes up with next! Who... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft: First-Party, Next Generation

    In preparation of the next Xbox's big unveiling, we take a look at Microsoft's stable of first-party developers and what each studio is likely working on. While Microsoft hasn't released a lot of internally developed games this generation, the company has been quietly opening new studios... More
  • Blog Post: Places: The Halo Ring

    One has to dig back several years in time to recall when Halo wasn’t a word inextricably tied to video games. The last decade has seen numerous games in the series rise to the top of the sales charts, but for many, the first glimpse they had of Halo was popping the highly anticipated game into... More
  • Blog Post: How To Become A Real-Life Video Game Hero

    Everyone has their idols. While some people foolishly admire athletes and physicists, the rest of us appreciate more down-to-earth individuals like Master Chief or Commander Shepard. As with any idol, sometimes we wish we could be more like them someday. Here’s a guide to being more like your favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Where I'd Like To See 343 Studios Take The Halo Brand

    Earlier today, Halo 4's executive producer Kiki Wolfkill talked about how she thought Microsoft could take the Halo franchise into genres outside of first-person shooters. Here are my thoughts on that. I love the Halo games, but personally I'd love to see a real time strategy game based on the... More
  • Blog Post: My Big Dumb Recap Of Halo's Ridiculous Story

    If you're like me, Halo's confusing plot has always taken a backseat to blasting aliens. Still, if you want a refresher before jumping into Halo 4, here's what I remember. You're welcome. If you're looking for a more serious explanation of Halo's complex lore, Miller's got... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Ringworld In Legos

    Have you ever wondered what a Halo ring would look like in over 10,000 Legos? Catsy [CC] spent three years constructing such a dream. It has been on display at the 2012 BrickCon, where it won “Best Large Planetary Structure" in the Space theme. To check out the Ringworld in its entirety and... More
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