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  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Five Effective Video Game Teaser Images

    Recently, the creator of Flappy Bird tweeted out an image from his new game . It was a tease for what's to come and it got me thinking about still image teasers of the past that worked to get me excited about upcoming games. Final Fantasy XII Following the release of Final Fantasy X and armed with... More
  • Blog Post: Games From Last Generation With Distinct Art Styles

    This last generation was many gamers’ first step into the world of HD graphics. It was an incredible leap; games were more detailed and shined visually. But along with the good, there was some bad. Super-detailed and visually impressive does not always equate to appealing to the eye. While we saw... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games Filled With Constant Death

    There has been resurgence in recent years of games that punish you by repeatedly killing you without apology. Maybe it’s because we’ve grown tired of games that are too easy over the years, or maybe we’ve just always been gluttons for punishment, and developers are finally figuring... More
  • Blog Post: Limbo iOS Impressions – The Same Beautiful Experience, With Inferior Controls

    I consider myself a bit of a Limbo expert. I played the game multiple times when it released on Xbox 360, even getting the “fewer than five deaths” Achievement. When the game released on PlayStation 3, I played through it again (getting the fewer than five deaths Trophy this time), and yet... 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: 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: Essential Games Of This Generation – Editors' Picks

    In Game Informer issue 224, we ran an essential list of the games from this generation that every gamer absolutely needs to play. While that list was fairly encompassing, it was also just a list. To give context to that list, a few Game Informer editors highlight some of their personal essentials. Limbo... More
  • Blog Post: The Good, The Not So Good, And The Ugly Of Today's New IPs

    New intellectual properties are a dangerous business. A lot of time and work could lead to massive success and assured future prospects in the world of video games. Alternatively, it could lead to catastrophic failure and a scramble to make up for lost time. New IPs aren’t necessarily rare. They... More
  • Blog Post: Reader & Staff Game Of The Year 2010 Picks

    We made our picks for the best games of the year, so now it's time to see what the readers think. Users on this website voted for the best games in a variety of categories. Some of the winners line up neatly with ours, but a few dark horses won the readers' acclaim. See how your favorites stack... More
  • Blog Post: Minimalism Done Right

    Some of the most memorable titles in gaming are the ones developers strip down to the core. Even with simplistic control schemes and less emphasis on polygon counts, minimalistic games provide the type of experience that stick with you long after you put down the controller. Here are a few titles that... More
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