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  • Blog Post: How To Play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Like A Professional

    Pandora is a deadly vacation destination for amateur vault hunters, and the planet's moon, Elpis, isn't any better. While Borderlands fans will feel right at home in The Pre-Sequel, the low-gravity environment, new enemy types, and downright annoying boss battles may prove vexing for new players... More
  • Blog Post: Casting Call – The Tetris Movie

    From time to time, we put together casting calls for actors we would like to see playing characters in film adaptations of video games. Recently, a movie based on the Tetris license was announced , and since we already obviously know who the characters will be (the Tetrominos) we are outlining who we... More
  • Blog Post: Spoilers For Stupid People: 2014 Edition

    Nowadays, you have to be proactive if you want to avoid spoilers for an anticipated movie, television episode, or video game. However, there is such a thing as being too proactive, which can easily spill over into full-blown spoiler paranoia. If you're the kind of person who covers their ears and... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Excuses For Binge Gaming

    Congratulations, you've survived the dreaded summer drought of video game releases! Your reward is a deluge of more games than you'll possibly have time to play. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of ingenious strategies to fool your loved ones into letting you shirk all your responsibilities... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Super Smash Bros. Characters

    The Smash Bros. series has always pulled together a diverse roster of characters, and Super Smash Bros. is no different. While rumors continue to surface of potential additions, Nintendo has already confirmed a host of newcomers. How will they stack up to the series' veterans? Let's find out... More
  • Blog Post: The 15 Dumbest Video Game Titles Of 2014

    We compiled a list of the stupidest video game titles of all time a few years ago, but that doesn't mean developers have magically stopped coming up with terrible names to afflict their games with. Here are the best of the worst for 2014. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star There's really only... More
  • Blog Post: If George R. R. Martin Created The Next Zelda Game

    The Legend of Zelda remains one of Nintendo's most popular series, but like many of the company's first-party games, it's often criticized for sticking too closely to its decades-old formula. At the same time, no element of the series has caused more backlash than The Wind Waker's introduction... More
  • Blog Post: Missed Review Headline Opportunities

    The hardest part of writing an article is always coming up with a good headline. This is especially true for reviews, and while the GI crew tries its best to come up with some clever headlines, there's always room for improvement. Join me as I take a look back at some recent review headlines and... More
  • Blog Post: Infamous: Second Son's Wildest Powers Exposed

    The Infamous series has always focused on messing around with cool super powers in a giant open-world city. Infamous: Second Son isn't looking to change that, but so far Sucker Punch has been reticent to discuss what kind of extraordinary abilities players will have at their disposal. Luckily, Game... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Evolution Of Humor In Games

    Humor doesn’t come easily. In fact, humor is so subjective that often a joke may fall flat or just offend. And yet, some people are able to express humorous concepts that a wide range of people find funny. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone seem to be two of these people. Tomorrow,... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's War On Christmas

    There's a war being waged on Christmas, and I'm not talking about the one that political pundits are always blabbing about – this one is real, and some of our favorite video game characters are behind it. Don't believe me? Check out this incontrovertible evidence. Exhibit A: Mario Beheaded... More
  • Blog Post: The Wrath Of Knack

    Sony Japan Studio's new family-friendly hero is almost here, but players still don't know much about the adventure that awaits him. Rather than wait a few more days to find out the official story, I figured I'd make an educated guess at the plot based on the latest screens. I haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Pokémon Of X & Y

    The recent release of Pokémon X & Y introduced slavers fans to the sixth generation of Nintendo's pocket monsters, bringing the total roster to approximately 700 billion. Are the new beasts really worth tracking down? Game Informer's resident Pokémon expert is on the case. I... More
  • Blog Post: 12 Reasons Pokémon And Mega Man X Exist In The Same Universe

    The history of the Pokémon universe is mysterious. It’s full of magical creatures and wars that no one seems willing to explain in more detail. We may never know more about Pokémon’s history, but I have a pretty good guess about what will happen in its future, and it involves... More
  • Blog Post: Naming The Next Disgaea

    Nippon Ichi Software is about to release Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness , and like a lot of JRPGs, the title doesn't make much sense. However, if the developers want to compete with the best of the absurdly named games out there for Disgaea 5, they need to put on their crazy caps and start brainstorming... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play GTA V Like A Professional

    Surviving in the chaotic city of Los Santos is no easy task; even a leisurely stroll down the sidewalk with your trusty pooch can turn deadly in a matter of moments. It seems like every criminal, cop, and crazy person in Rockstar's satirical city is perpetually looking for a fight, which may prove... More
  • Blog Post: The Hipster's Guide To Hating Games

    Enjoying games is so passé. While normal, lame-o players enjoy this holiday's slate of amazing titles, an elite and much cooler group of gamers will be lamenting how terrible everything about the industry is and discussing super important topics such as ludonarrative dissonance. If you want... More
  • Blog Post: Can Luigi Make It On His Own: An Analysis

    Luigi has been the wingman on countless adventures over the past 30 years, but this weekend marks the retail release of the back-up plumber's very own platforming game, New Super Luigi U. Does Mario's lesser half have what it takes to be the star of the show? We examine some newly obtained photographic... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Mega Pokémon

    Nintendo has revealed the new Mega evolution forms featured in Pokémon X and Y. Are these new forms really mega or just meh? Game Informer's resident Pokémon analyst offers his expert insight. Pokémon Blue was the first and last installment I've played in Nintendo's slave... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play The Last Of Us Like A Professional

    Want to play The Last of Us the way a professional would? Then take a gander at these invaluable tips that are in no way meant to be funny. Look, I get it. Not everyone is born with the exceptional talents of a professional gamer, and even fewer players have time to hone their modest skills to a respectable... More
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