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  • 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: 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Interview: Inside The Development Of Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS

    We recently interviewed Nintendo, Monolith Soft, and Monster Games about their enhanced 3DS port of Xenoblade Chronicles. [ Note : This interview was done via email by Game Informer's Kim Wallace, who is traveling at the moment. The questions were divided up amongst the three companies. Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Turtle Rock Lays The Groundwork For Evolve’s eSports Future

    At PAX East, during the Evolve PRO-AM tournament, I had the chance to speak with producers Anna Coulter and Jon Bloch about the game. The duo was instrumental in creating Evolve’s eSports-friendly Observer mode, which launched earlier this week. While I was at PAX, I wandered past the PRO-AM tournament... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back At 10 Years Of Monster Hunter With Its Producer

    Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the Monster Hunter series – a franchise that has found huge success in Japan and has built a small but devoted fan base in America. To commemorate the series’ decade of killing monsters and using their remains to create armors and weapons, we spoke... More
  • Blog Post: ‘Suck It Up,’ Says Teen Who Deleted 11-Year-Old’s Destiny Characters

    In the middle of the day on Thursday, February 19, Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara shared with me a video of a young boy who fell victim to an online predator . Henry, a fifth grade Destiny fan, handed his controller to a stranger via the PlayStation 4’s Share Play feature and watched... More
  • Blog Post: Man Accused Of Deleting 11-Year-Old's Destiny Data Also A Victim

    Update: We continued to follow up on this story after publishing "Adam's" account. After the comments pointing to the dates of other incidents, Adam and his mother reached out to let me know they had determined which of the family's frequent guests was at fault. We spoke with the teenager... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider's Writer Discusses The Evolution Of Lara Croft

    The daughter of legendary fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, Rhianna Pratchett has already built an impressive career giving voice to strong female characters in both games and comics. Pratchett has previous worked on titles like the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, Heavenly Sword, and Mirror's Edge. Now that... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: Nintendo "Still In Denial" About Failure of Wii U

    Each February, Game Informer travels to Las Vegas for the D.I.C.E. Summit, where industry leaders gather to discuss the trends cresting and surfacing in the interactive entertainment space. This year we sat down with Wedbush Securities managing director and former Pach Attack star Michael Pachter to... More
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