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  • Blog Post: 15 Unexplained Mysteries In The Division

    The Division doesn't feature the most focused narrative, but Ubisoft Massive has built up a fair amount of intrigue surrounding the society-crashing Dollar Flu and what happened to the first wave of Division agents. However, I've run into deeper and much more puzzling questions while plundering... More
  • Blog Post: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone: Gaming’s Worst Advisors

    This feature was originally published March 16, 2016. Every hero needs a sage advisor, someone to dispense wisdom and guidance in times of crisis and hardship. Games naturally lend themselves to the presence of a mentor, as developers have a lot to teach players before they turn them loose into their... More
  • Blog Post: 5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Fallout 4 (And 5 You Shouldn't)

    Video games are often viewed as a fun but ultimately trivial use of one's time. However, just like other forms of fictional entertainment, games can teach us important lessons that apply to the real world as well. Although you (hopefully) won't find yourself scavenging your way through a post... More
  • Blog Post: What Are Your Favorite Video Game Characters Saying On Twitter?

    We all love twitter, and it turns out that so do many of your favorite video game stars. Here’s are some of our favorite tweets from our favorite video game tweeters. Up Next: Tweets from Ezio, Master Chief, and Lara Croft. More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Awesomest Video Game Titles Of 2015

    Making fun of terribly named video games is one of my favorite past times , but I'm also willing to give credit where credit is due. Now that the dumbest video game titles of 2015 have been appropriately lambasted, it's time to take a look at 10 games with names that are so awesome they sell... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things That Are Totally Gonna Happen Now That Activision Owns King

    Last night, Activision announced that it will acquire Candy Crush maker King , making a big move into the mobile space. We’ve consulted industry analysts (a.k.a. social media) to find out exactly what will happen as a result of this deal. 1. All games will now have microtransactions, but in order... More
  • Blog Post: The 15 Dumbest Video Game Titles Of 2015

    Coming up with a good video game title is hard, but devising a mind-bogglingly stupid title is even harder. Nevertheless, another batch of uniquely talented developers rose to the challenge this year, and their efforts deserve recognition. Here are the 15 dumbest video game titles of 2015. Danganronpa... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K16's Face-Scanning Feature Is Still Not Great

    Last year, NBA 2K15 implemented a way to scan your face into the game in hopes of enabling you to create ultra-realistic-looking versions of 2K players in the game. Unfortunately, the potential of this feature was greatly overshadowed by the shortcomings, as monsters created by the game began popping... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Metal Gear Solid V Like A Professional

    Metal Gear Solid V is finally here, and by all accounts, Hideo Kojima has delivered another masterpiece . His greatest accomplishment, however, is providing me with the opportunity to write another masterpiece of my own, once again providing hapless players with my priceless insight. I've written... 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: More Than 50 Of The Worst Video Game Shirts Money Can Buy

    Whether we realize it or not, we've all worn horrible shirts before. In our early years, we were dressed in clothing that other people thought was cute or funny. You know, like a shirt with a moose on it that says "Easily A'moose'd," or another that simply says "Daddy's... More
  • Blog Post: Is July 31 The Most Important Day In Gaming History?

    You’ve likely heard a lot of juicy tales regarding the creation of some of the industry’s biggest games, but the stories behind the stories are even juicer. Did you know that July 31 is actually one of the most eventful days in gaming history? Learn about all of the historic happenings that... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Ridiculous Action Heroes To Take On The Terminator In WWE 2K16

    As with most sports series, the annual installments of WWE 2K can start to feel all too similar. However, Visual Concepts proved it's willing to shake things up with yesterday's surprise announcement that the Terminator is entering the ring. With Arnold Schwarzenegger upping the competition,... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Steps To Becoming A World-Class Video Game Villain

    Video game heroes get all the press, as well as all the love and most of the limelight (though I prefer lemonlight, anyway). But some people feel that those who scheme from the shadows, manipulating people and events to get what they want are the more captivating characters. And who doesn’t want... More
  • Blog Post: How To Win Friends And Influence People The Kamiya Way

    As any celebrity, athlete, musician, or game developer can attest, public speaking has some serious pitfalls. Quotes can be misinterpreted or taken completely out of context, and expressing your opinion can even cost you your job. This dangerous climate is why so many public figures have media specialists... More
  • Blog Post: Your REAL Guide To The Witcher 3's Characters

    The grand scale and superb review scores for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are attracting more new players to the series than ever before. Yesterday, Kim wrote her own character primer to get newbie witchers up to speed, and – considering the fact that she reviewed the game for us – it's pretty... More
  • Blog Post: Missed Review Headline Opportunities: Vol. II

    Let's face it: Most readers don't actually read reviews. Instead they just look at the score and immediately jump to the comments section/email/social media to tell you how wrong and stupid you are. The best you can hope for is that someone might actually look past that big dumb number and glance... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What You Missed In The Recent Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

    A few days ago , Rocksteady and Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, which gave us a long and stoic look at Batman's compatriots: Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman. But if you look closely at the trailer, you might have also picked out a few more juicy details about one of... More
  • Blog Post: Game Infarcer 2015 Edition

    We have a yearly April Fools tradition here at Game Informer: We include a multi-page parody magazine called Game Infarcer in our April issue. It's full of fake news and games, and even helmed by a fictional editor-in-chief . In the past, it's been exclusive to our magazine, but this year, we're... More
  • Blog Post: The Geometry Wars: A Film By Ken Burns

    From the renowned documentarian Ken Burns, creator of The Civil War and The National Parks: America's Best Idea , comes an insightful new look into the catastrophic events of The Geometry Wars. In this trailer for the new 126-disc box set, learn all about the mysterious origins of the conflict and... More
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