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  • Blog Post: Is Mad Max One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Born on the silver screen in 1979, George Miller's Mad Max captivated audiences with its potent take on the end of days. The earth is scorched, resources are scarce, and all it takes to survive is a nice car and a general lack of empathy for human life. Our guide through this dangerous world was... More
  • Blog Post: Catch Up On Our Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid V, Super Mario Maker, And Until Dawn Videos

    Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, which means you might be dragged away from your console or PC. Never fear! Even if you can’t play, we have your game fix right here. We’ve rounded up our recent videos from recent and upcoming games. Check out our romps through Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Mad Max

    After a 25 year hiatus, we finally have another Mad Max to play. Join Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Cork, and myself as we kick the tires on Max's new ride, discuss the various upgrade systems, and drive headfirst into a storm despite our better judgment. Mad Max is out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Mad Max And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Update: Our seven-hour stream has concluded. Thanks for tuning in! We're offline now, but if you want to watch the archive, you can find it here . Original story: Two massive open-world games both release today, so we're going to pit Avalanche Studios’ Mad Max against Konami’s Metal... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Rivals – Fallout 4 Vs. Mad Max

    While not exactly the same genre, two big games set in an open-world post-apocalyptic wasteland are releasing this year and we wanted to see how they stacked up against each other. Bethesda's Fallout 4 and Avalanche's Mad Max both have a big presence at E3 2015, with plenty of attention from... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015

    It's E3 time again, which means a lot of structures are being erected in honor of the industry's most exciting video games, and we took pictures of them. We will surely become intimately familiar with these balloons when we get our hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later this year... More
  • Blog Post: The Pulse – Reiner's Most Anticipated Games

    E3 week is my favorite time of the year. Within the span of a few days, this expo inundates us with game news, announcements, surprises, videos, hands-on impressions, and horrible press conference moments. I call it a "welcome overload of information" – data we use to determine what games... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Things Mad Max: Fury Road Shares With The Upcoming Game

    Mad Max: Fury Road released last weekend to rave reviews. George Miller's fourth Mad Max film firmly grabs viewers, straps them to the front of the raging cinematic convoy, and doesn't relent until the two nonstop, high-octane hours pass. Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Game Worlds We Can't Wait To Explore

    Games can transport us to new worlds, letting us get lost in all they have to offer. Whether we are changing their course with our choices, seeing the tantalizing sights, or getting lost in the endless activities they provide, every world holds its own allure. Here are 10 worlds on the horizon that we... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Max Wasteland Lore 101

    During our trip to its Stockholm offices, Avalanche Studios worked to cultivate a sense of mystery about Mad Max’s Wasteland. For example, if you’re curious about where the Wasteland is on the globe, you may be out of luck . There are clues scattered throughout the canyons, caves, and deserts... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The Weirdos Of Mad Max’s Wasteland

    Mad Max is the central figure of the movies, but he’s always been surrounded with some of the oddest supporting characters put to film. From Toecutter to Lord Humungus to the odd couple of Master Blaster, these crazed maniacs have left us wanting more. The upcoming game features an all-new cast... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Mad Max, Saint Of The Wasteland

    Video games are home to a wide range of grizzled antiheroes, from the gun-toting noir cliché Max Payne to the nuanced, melancholic Joel from The Last of Us. Long before these troubled protagonists entered our games, another morally conflicted hero graced the big screen and inspired hundreds of... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Deadly World Of Mad Max

    If you've played Just Cause 2 from Avalanche Studios, you understand the team's passion for creating gigantic worlds for players to explore. With their new game, Mad Max, players will be set loose in the Wasteland ( which kinda sorta isn't Australia ) and tasked with finding the resources... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Max, Just Cause, And Avalanche Studios' Biggest Year Ever

    Rising from the ashes of a failed studio, chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg and chief technical officer Linus Blomberg founded Avalanche Studios. Most widely known for the Just Cause franchise, this studio in Stockholm has grown ( and expanded with a New York branch ) and is now releasing four... More
  • Blog Post: Building Your Nightmarish Dream Car In Mad Max

    One of Mad Max's defining characteristics is that he's a man who was tragically separated from his family. Without a wife and child in this post-apocalyptic nightmare, the only other constant in Max's lonely life is his black-on-black Interceptor. This enduring, powerful car is tragically... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Wheel Of Mad Max's Vehicular Combat

    You're road kill if you don't have a vehicle in the cut-throat, wide-open Wasteland. Fans of George Miller's Mad Max films know this, and we learned the importance of being behind the wheel firsthand in Avalanche Studio's game when we visited its studio in Stockholm, Sweden for our March... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is Mad Max’s Wasteland, And Does It Fit With The Films?

    During our visit to Avalanche Studios’ offices, I spent hours exploring the Wasteland. That meant that I experienced Mad Max’s day/night cycle several times over. Senior producer John Fuller pointed out that the night sky featured a meticulously accurate recreation of what you’d see... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Mad Max Screens Show Off The Brutal Wasteland

    We haven’t seen Mad Max in a game for a long while, which makes his return exciting enough. Couple that with the fact that the new title is being developed by Just Cause creators Avalanche Studios, and you’ve got the makings of something special. We got to play the game for several hours... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Badass Things We Did In Mad Max's Open World

    Earlier this week, we announced that the original post-apocalyptic anti-hero, Mad Max, graces the newest cover of Game Informer . We traveled to Avalanche Studio's office in Stockholm, Sweden, to test our mettle in an exclusive hands-on session in the open-world Wasteland. I survived several hours... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Gameplay Of Mad Max

    For our April cover story , we journeyed over to Avalanche Studios in Sweden to finally fully pull the veil off of the open-world Mad Max game. We have a full month of exclusive content that we'll be rolling out in our hub , but to start things off we wanted to give you a high-level idea of what... More
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