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  • Blog Post: The Best Collector's Editions Of 2015 (So Far)

    As long as developers keep making big AAA games, they will continue to releases impressive and expensive collector's editions alongside them. This year has been home to quite a few already, with more on the way, and we're highlighting the ones that have caught our attention. Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Our Experience With Microsoft's HoloLens

    Like every virtual reality or augmented reality technology, it's difficult to absorb the experience just by watching a video or seeing a stage presentation. I tried out several demos to put the latest iterations of Microsoft's HoloLens through its paces. The first step is to get the distance... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Halo: Spartan Strike

    We took Halo: Spartan Strike – Microsoft's twin-stick shooter, which takes place around the events of Halo 2 – out for a spin. Did we have fun? See for yourself. In the game, you play as a Spartan supersoldier working through simulations of the events that took place during Halo 2. In... More
  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – America's Online Infrastructure Is Failing The Games That Rely On It

    When I head back home following my internship here at Game Informer, I’ll be heading back to a city on the verge of having some of the fastest internet in the world. Charlotte was recently announced as one of the next handful of cities to see the arrival of Google Fiber, a service that Google already... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – We’re Hilariously Bad At The Halo 5: Guardians Beta

    We got an early peak at The Halo 5 multiplayer Beta, and while it took us over 12 minutes to get into our first match, now that we've started playing we can't stop. The beta officially opens on December 29 and runs for three weeks. If you bought a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, then... More
  • Blog Post: Which Game Should You Buy On Black Friday?

    The biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – are coming up. This year has given us a variety of great games to choose from, and we’ve created this helpful list to help you decide which game is right for you. This is by no means a complete list of every good... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Dadabo On Voicing 343 Guilty Spark In Halo

    With the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection , we've all got Master Chief's Bungie adventures on our minds and on our TVs. I had a chance to chat with Tim Dadabo, who played 343 Guilty Spark in the Halo games, and I asked him about what it was like to work on Halo before it was the franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection gathers all of the Halo adventures starring Master Chief into one package, but pays special homage to Halo 2. In an effort to showcase some of the drastic aesthetic changes made to Master Chief's second journey, we're taking a quick look at one of its levels... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Six Successful Online Launches That Give Us Hope For Destiny

    In this new age of online-focused, and increasingly online-required video games, it’s easy to look at the troubled launches of the past and be pessimistic about tomorrow’s big release – Destiny. But just because some games have stumbled out of the gate doesn’t guarantee Destiny... More
  • Blog Post: Life After Game Over: Pro Gamers Face Retirement

    Professional gaming, the loose confederacy of leagues, organizations, and tournaments that fall under the large banner of “eSports,” has experienced dizzying growth in the last decade. Once little more than glorified LAN parties with some sponsors and prize money, the popularity of watching... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Collectibles

    Alongside the impressive cosplay and general spectacle of Comic Con, there was also an impressive collection of collectibles and figures. For more on Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura's takes on Batman, head here . More
  • 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. It's a mass of Michael Myers. A picture of Aerith and Sephiroth. Yes, I'm kidding. Don't know... 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
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