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  • Blog Post: Yoshi’s Woolly World's Burning Questions

    Yoshi’s Woolly World is a pleasant experience, but more than a little weird when you really think about it. Among other oddities, it stars a yarn Yoshi gobbling up yarn enemies, then pooping them out as yarn balls to toss at more yarn enemies. After conducting our Afterwords interview with coordinator... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords –Yoshi's Woolly World

    Since releasing in the U.S. one month ago, Yoshi’s Woolly World has enjoyed a generally warm reception, with our own Kyle Hilliard declaring it the green dino's best outing since the original Yoshi's Island . Combining Yoshi’s egg-throwing gameplay with the charming yarn aesthetic... More
  • Blog Post: The New Xbox One Experience: Rebuilding For A New Reality

    When the Xbox One launched two years ago, it brought with it a set of expectations that didn’t align with a loyal consumer base. Since then, Microsoft has made enormous strides rebuilding customer trust and listening to fans about feature improvements. The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) arrives... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About Yo-Kai Watch From Level-5 President Akihiro Hino

    Tomorrow marks the debut of Yo-kai Watch in North America (you can read our review here ). The franchise has already caused a stir in Japan, becoming a worthy rival to Pokémon. It has spawned a television show, manga, films, and toys, but will it cause the same fanfare Stateside? We spoke with... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Forms New Esports Division With ESPN, MLG Vets At The Top

    Esports is already a crucial part of Activision Blizzard’s yearly operations, but the mega-publisher is looking to make it a corporate value. The company has hired former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG co-founder Mike Sepso to lead a new Esports division as chairman and senior... More
  • Blog Post: Volume Creator Discusses Robin Hood, Class Warfare, & Let's Play Influences

    Volume is a game that, blatantly enough, takes a swell of inspiration from Robin Hood legends and the fondly remembered VR gameplay of Metal Gear Solid. Hero Robert Locksley intends to shake down the fortunes of the corrupt one percent, all by instructing viewers via a live stream of his simulated heists... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider’s Lara Takes Cues From Terminator’s Sarah Connor

    When Rise of the Tomb Raider was first announced at E3 2014, it was done via a surprising trailer. What stands out isn’t Lara as an adventurer or hero. It’s that she was in a psychiatrist’s office as a doctor lectures her on getting past her trauma. Positioning Lara as a victim in the... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda Williams And The Odd Gentlemen On Living Up To The King’s Quest Legend

    The Odd Gentlemen’s recent King’s Quest revival features an impressive cast of well-known actors. In addition to Hollywood familiars like Wallace Shawn and Christopher Lloyd, The Odd Gentlemen cast voice actress Zelda Williams, who recently established herself as a strong female voice for... More
  • Blog Post: Tabata Teases That Final Fantasy XV Will Reflect Gaming's Move Online

    At PAX Prime 2015, I spoke with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and art director Tomohiro Hasegawa about a variety of elements and inspirations that are forming the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Tabata displays infectious enthusiasm as he chats about his upcoming project, and has no qualms firing... More
  • Blog Post: Jade Raymond Talks About Her Work On Star Wars, Her New Studio, And Hardline's Future

    A month ago, EA announced that it was giving former Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond a new home in Montréal. Co-located with the BioWare team working on Mass Effect Andromeda, a new studio named Motive was founded to work on its own new IP and play a major role with Visceral's Star... More
  • Blog Post: Read Our Unabridged Interview With Nintendo World Championship Winner John Numbers

    Last week we posted the majority of our interview with Nintendo World Championship 2015 winner John Goldberg A.K.A. John Numbers, highlighting 19 questions we had for him about his history with video games and his experience participating in the NWC. After reading the article, Numbers took to Twitter... More
  • Blog Post: Renaissance Geek – Ernest Cline On Ready Player One, Oculus Rift, And Buckaroo Banzai

    In August 2011, Ernest Cline released his debut novel, Ready Player One , a dystopian sci-fi epic about a Willy Wonka-esque treasure hunt through a massive virtual-reality MMO. The novel burst at the seams with references to ‘80s pop culture and gaming, rocketing Cline into the public eye. More... More
  • Blog Post: The Brutal History Of Mortal Kombat’s Fatalities

    Since its inception, Mortal Kombat has carried with it a sense of brutality. Seeing its share of controversy and censorship, the franchise has always been associated with video game violence, but one segment of its formula stands out as the most bombastic and iconic: the fatality. This article was originally... More
  • Blog Post: 19 Questions For 2015 Nintendo World Championship Winner John Numbers

    Last month during E3, Nintendo held its first World Championship in more than a decade . We got a chance to speak with its winner, John Goldberg A.K.A. John Numbers about the event. John is familiar with the competitive video games scene as a competitive Smash Bros. player, but flying to Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Tri-Force Heroes' Director On Zelda: Four Swords Inspirations And Ocarina Of Time

    During E3 last month, we had a chance to speak with the director of The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes, Hiromasa Shikata. Shikata most recently directed the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. He has been involved with the Zelda series since Ocarina of Time, and hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Hideo Kojima Discusses His Career, MGS V's Story, And More

    This interview was originally published on February 21, 2014. Game Informer traveled to Kojima Productions' headquarters in Tokyo, Japan in preparation for our Metal Gear Solid V cover story . In addition to playing through MGS V: Ground Zeroes’ main story mode and chatting with key Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The MLB Player Who Helped Envision Deus Ex’s Future

    Anyone can dream about the future. Interstellar space ships, laser swords, and alien races are a staple of science fiction, but it takes a lot of diligent research to craft a future that could actually come to pass. When Eidos-Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series in 2011, it wanted to build a world that... More
  • Blog Post: Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Talks Band's Involvement With Guitar Hero Live

    Ever since "The Beast and the Harlot" challenged players in Guitar Hero II, fans of Avenged Sevenfold have requested more of the band to appear in the series. While Activision and Harmonix have given the Guitar Hero and Rock Band communities several tracks from Avenged Sevenfold's catalog... More
  • Blog Post: Nier Director Talks About Needless Violence And The Show 24

    Game developers draw inspiration from everywhere: other games, movies, comic books. However, usually you expect a game to draw inspiration from a source that is similar to the product they’re making. Nier is a future dystopian Japanese action-RPG, so it seems a little strange that its developer... More
  • Blog Post: Castlevania Mastermind Koji Igarashi Spills Details On Bloodstained

    After leaving Konami a little over a year ago, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night creator Koji Igarashi is turning to Kickstarter to help fund his next game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a 2.5D adventure that appears to be heavily inspired by the brand he helped create. Symphony of the Night fans... More
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