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  • Blog Post: Is Her Story One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Her Story is one of the biggest indie surprises to hit this year. Those who reveled in other popular media, such as True Detective and Serial , found something in this interactive experience that scratched a similar itch. The game is delightfully simplistic: you type keywords into a crime database to... More
  • Blog Post: Candy Crush Is As Devious As It Is Delicious

    Back in 2013 when King.com's Candy Crush was a small game with a lowly 10 million daily users, we chatted with King's Tommy Palm about how the game began and how it has become such a phenomenon. In light of Activision's $5.9 billion purchase of King , we decided it was a good excuse to reshare... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – How Guitar Hero Live’s Microtransactions Sour The Experience

    Music discovery is one of the main reasons I enjoy Guitar Hero and Rock Band. With Guitar Hero Live’s TV mode, FreeStyle Games and Activision implemented a system that requires you to earn on-demand song plays by playing on streaming channels. I was originally excited at the prospect of being forced... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Our Hopes And Fears For Pokémon Go

    This morning , Nintendo and Pokémon developer Game Freak announced a partnership with Niantic Labs to release a Pokémon game with aspirations beyond those of anything Pokémon has done in the mobile space so far. Pokémon Go is based loosely on the not widely known but successful... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Star Wars: Uprising

    With the Star Wars hype machine in full swing as the release of The Force Awakens creeps ever closer, a new mobile game has hit the App Store and Google Play. Star Wars: Uprising is a dungeon crawler-like game set in the Star Wars universe that draws inspiration from games like Diablo. Players can go... More
  • Blog Post: Four Ways Fallout Shelter Needs To Improve If It Wants To Survive Post Hype

    Fallout Shelter dominated the mobile phones of Fallout fans for weeks after its surprise E3 release. The seemingly simple resource-management sim casts players as an overseer in one of the many Vault-Tec vaults scattered across the post-nuclear world of the popular Fallout Series. The object is to create... More
  • Blog Post: Win An Official Terra Battle Strategy Guide Signed By Creator Of Final Fantasy

    Gaming legend Hironobu Sakaguchi has tossed his signature on two copies of the Japanese Terra Battle Strategy Guide for two lucky Game Informer readers. Getting a shot at these awesome guides chock full of stats, artwork, and strategies is easy - just leave your favorite title that Sakaguchi has worked... More
  • Blog Post: Inside Her Story: The Indie Mystery Game That People Can’t Stop Analyzing

    Her Story, a game where you search a police database for clips pertaining to a fictional 1994 case, has been one of this summer's biggest surprises. Centering on a twisted narrative about the disappearance of a woman's husband, the shocking reveals and lingering ambiguity have kept players talking... 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: Two New Mobile Games Worth Checking Out

    I’m on the go frequently, so I spend a lot of time mashing the screen on my phone or iPad. The mobile market often comes under fire for aggressive free-to-play models or lack of meaningful content, but there are always awesome new entries that keep me going back to the App Store to see what’s... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Card Games To Watch In 2015

    Digital card games have come into their own as a massive PC and mobile genre, with more options to pick from than ever. Whether you’re looking for a casual card battler or a full-fledged strategy experience, there’s probably something out there for you. Here are some of the titles you won’t... 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: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Is A Pixelated Trip Down Memory Lane

    I’m exploring the Mist Cave, complete with some of the classic enemies and score. At the end of the stage, my team is forced to do battle with the Mist Dragon, complete with his shifting mist form from FFIV. But this time, Cecil isn’t around – instead, Kain, Cloud, and a handful of... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Ideas For Nintendo On Mobile

    In light of Nintendo's announcement of a deal with DeNA for development of new Nintendo games on mobile platforms , we've went back to an earlier story on ways that the company's franchises could make the jump to mobile. [Original story published on January 24, 2014 at 04:36 PM] If you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: How I Completely Murdered Thaddius: A Hearthstone Love Story

    Despite not being a huge collectible card game fan, I completely fell in love with Hearthstone this year. Here's a recap of the ridiculous boss match that won my heart (again). One of the reasons I (along with everyone else) love Hearthstone so much is the sheer variety of unique abilities cards... More
  • Blog Post: Best iOS Games To Play Over The Holidays

    Whether you’re flying home to see friends and family, kicking back after a big meal by the fire, or just trying to avoid another one of grandma’s yarns about what life was like back in the Lincoln era, there’s a ton of great stuff on iOS to play while you’re enjoying all the trappings... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

    Join Daniel Tack, Ben Reeves, and Jeff Marchiafava as they check out the new Hearthstone expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes! With over 120 new cards featuring mechs, pirates, and a smattering of iconic Warcraft universe heroes, this new addition to the digital card game is shaking things up in both constructed... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – The Banner Saga

    I'm a big fan of strategy/RPGs, and I always regretted not having time to invest in The Banner Saga. That's why I gladly accepted Ben Reeves' challenge . Strategy/RPGs are a dime a dozen nowadays, and I love that developer Stoic incorporates choice as an extra layer of strategy. What I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – Monument Valley

    When we put together our list of the top 50 games of the year, we don't distinguish between retail, downloadable, and mobile titles. A great game is a great game, regardless of its platform. The result of putting all games on one master list is that many smaller titles – and mobile games especially... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Capcom’s Ace Attorney Series

    Capcom's Ace Attorney has become a niche darling and is partially responsible for helping visual novel games catch on in the West. These games put you in the shoes of a defense attorney, finding clues and deducing information to put the right person behind bars. With fun gameplay, great humor, and... More
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