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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Journey On PlayStation 4

    Journey makes its PlayStation 4 debut today ( after a few stumbles that it has already recovered from ), so we took the game for a test run to see how the port stacks up to the original. Join myself, Jeff Cork, and Journey first-timer, Brian Shea, as we explore the game's opening areas, and meet... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Modern Developers They Want On Classic Game Franchises

    Two weeks ago I posted a reader discussion asking what modern developers should take over or reboot classic franchises . The conversation was prompted by developers like Devolver Digital, who is attempting to make a Seaman game and The Odd Gentlemen, who are working on a new King's Quest . I put... More
  • Blog Post: Matt Miller’s Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    I’m taking a slightly different tack here than some of my colleagues. In reality, all of the Game Informer editors play a healthy mix of big games like Mass Effect and Grand Theft Auto, and smaller games like Limbo and Flower. However, it’s easy for some of those smaller games to get lost... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games You Can Use To Experience The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

    The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has taken over the Internet – but why keep watching it when you could (sort of) relive it? The teaser is basically made up of seven distinct scenes, many of which will be familiar to gamers if you really stretch your imagination. The obvious answer to recreating... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Journey

    Journey can be finished in a day but it will stick with you long after that, which is what makes it perfect while you relax on Labor Day. The game is best suited to play in one sitting in order to immerse yourself, and it can be completed in a few hours. That being said, the game is just the right length... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Meeting A Friend For The First Time In Journey

    Many games have multiplayer, but few games have multiplayer quite like Journey. The unique part about the multiplayer in Journey is that it surprises you. It does not start out as a multiplayer experience. At the beginning, it is just you and the sand, wandering around, getting a feel for the land. But... More
  • Blog Post: Places: The Deserts Of Journey

    Much has been made of the simple yet engrossing gameplay of thatgamecompany’s marvelous Journey. From the mystery of the main character’s identity to the seamless connections between level concepts, Journey is a project that often defies classification and challenges assumptions about games... More
  • Blog Post: First Five Indie Games You Should Buy On Sony's Indie Store

    Today, Sony announced that it would be adding an Indie category to its online PlayStation store. There have been so many great indie games over the years that there is already a wealth of great gaming content available on the store, but if you've stayed away from the indie scene for the last several... More
  • Blog Post: Former Thatgamecompany Art Director Talks The Future Of His New Development Studio

    Matt Nava used to be the art director for thatgamecompany. His artistic sensibilities set the visual tone for games like Flower and Journey. He recently left the studio in pursuit of his own game development dreams , and created Giant Squid , a small studio with a grand vision. We spoke with Nava to... More
  • Blog Post: 2012 Action Game Of The Year Awards

    As is usually the case, many of the year's biggest titles were first-person shooters. Despite this, 2012 also saw the release of several fantastic games that fit more snugly under the action umbrella. Read on to discover Game Informer's picks for our favorite action experiences of the year. Best... More
  • Blog Post: Why Journey Is One Of The Best Games Of 2012

    Amongst the bombast of shooters and soul-crushing moments of The Walking Dead sits Journey, the PSN exclusive that won over Game Informer's staff and deserves a nod as one of the best games of 2012. The enigmatic title from Thatgamecompany has players controlling a mysterious figure with a flowing... More
  • Blog Post: Being Badass Isn't Always Better

    Many games put a heavy emphasis on making the player feel like a badass. Players are constantly receiving feedback from games about how powerful and tough they are, whether it’s through the character they controlled, the weapons they wield, the armor they customize, or the enemies they defeat.... More
  • Blog Post: Should You Buy Journey Collector's Edition?

    Many PlayStation 3 owners already own Journey, Flower, and Flow. Did thatgamecompany add in enough juicy extras to warrant a re-buy? First off, these three games are some of the best downloadable titles of this generation, so if you haven't played them, then stop reading this and buy this collection... More
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