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  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Media Molecule

    Media Molecule might not be as prolific as some of my other favorite developers, but the studio's reinvention of the 2D platformer is one of my standout memories from this generation of consoles. The word "innovative" gets thrown around a lot in the video game industry, but rarely is the... More
  • Blog Post: The Mysterious PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup

    The PlayStation Vita is nearly upon us, but we’re still not completely sure what games will be available to play on launch day. We can make some pretty intelligent guesses based on the confirmed European launch lineup , but nothing will be set in stone until Sony offers us a true list for North... More
  • Blog Post: Critical Mass: The Best Games Of This Generation...So Far

    Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like it was only yesterday, but our current generation of console hardware launched nearly six years ago, with the release of the Xbox 360. Nintendo and Sony followed suit a year later, with the Wii and PlayStation 3. Since then, we've been able to... More
  • Blog Post: NGP Wishlist

    Sony’s NGP (Next-Generation Portable) was recently announced in Tokyo with great fanfare at the PlayStation Meeting. Once unveiled, the folks at Sony broke down some of the system’s features including front and rear touch screens, two cameras for the possibility of augmented reality, dual... More
  • Blog Post: Christmas Celebrations In Video Games

    What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with your favorite games! With this in mind, developers oftentimes add time-sensitive events or festive features to get gamers into the holiday spirit. Here are just a few ways video games celebrate Christmas. World of Warcraft: During the Feast of... More
  • Blog Post: Editors' Picks For The Rest Of 2010

    September is here, and we're steadily gaining momentum toward the holiday release season. That means a flood of great titles and some tough choices. There are so many big names coming out over the next few months that it's tough to pick just one. We've tried to do just that, though—with... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Great Post-Release Support

    Sequels are a dominant force in video games. Publishers want to create blockbuster franchises that reliably rake in cash, and that means sequels. In the rush to pump out new games, sometimes developers forget people are still playing their previous titles. That’s why we appreciate when game makers... More
  • Blog Post: Our 25 Most Anticipated Games Of The Rest Of 2010

    All things considered, 2010 hasn’t been a terrible summer for gamers. We’ve had one or two really outstanding titles ( sup, StarCraft II ), a steady stream of solid releases, and only a handful of weeks that were full-on new game droughts. Even with such an excellent first half of the year... More
  • Blog Post: Games We Actually Want To Get Motion Controls

    We’re kind of mean to the very concept of motion controls around the Game Informer offices. Don’t get me wrong -- we give every game a fair a shot when it comes time to review, but years of disappointing games that implement motion controls half-heartedly have left us a little bitter toward... More
  • Blog Post: Codec Chatter: Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy

    To celebrate the launch of LittleBigPlanet PSP, we sat down to talk with Media Molecule executive producer Siobhan Reddy about the studio's unique nature, preserving creativity in a deadline driven environment, and the art of keeping LittleBigPlanet relevant one year after its release. The Media... More
  • Blog Post: Top Video Game Controversies

    Cinema, rock and roll, and comic books have all been branded as corruptive forces in their day – making apparent that all forms of media or expression are subjected to an elevated level of scrutiny in their budding years. Video games are no exception. In the relatively short lifespan of the industry... More
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