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  • Blog Post: Opinion: Next-Gen's Media Problem

    Microsoft and Sony both have big plans to integrate a wide range of on-demand, live, and streaming entertainment into their new consoles. The problem is that these types of services won't be a big selling point for consumers in the next console generation. Since Microsoft's May 21 Xbox One reveal... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sanzaru Games' reboot of the venerable platforming franchise, released today. Check out this episode of Test Chamber to see the game in wacky, stealthy action. For more on Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, read our review of the game. More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    The GI crew sits down with Firaxis' almost-released tactical strategy game and show off what happens when XCOM finally gets its hands on laser weapons. Jason Oestreicher takes the sticks, Andy Reiner hosts, and Adam Biessener drops hard-earned knowledge from his dozens of hours of playtime on the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Torchlight II

    How many times can Adam almost get his Torchlight II berserker killed in one episode of Test Chamber? Find out inside. Matt Miller joins Adam Biessener and host Andy Reiner for a look at one of the more interesting dungeons to pop up so far in the just-released action/RPG from Runic Games. See how an... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Guild Wars 2

    Now that we've had a little time to dig into the recently released, we put Adam's leveled-up Guild Wars 2 Guardian under the microscope in this episode of Test Chamber. Host Andrew Reiner asks the questions, and GI's Matt Miller lends another perspective while Adam Biessener pilots his character... More
  • Blog Post: Talk About Terror: Dead Space 3 Video Preview

    During E3 2012, we got pulled into a small dark room and experienced some of the horrors that Dead Space 3 offers. If our early impressions can be believed, survival horror fans have nothing to fear except Dead Space 3. Game Informer editors Andrew Reiner and Ben Reeves sit down to talk about how Dead... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Real Characters In The Last Of Us

    Many developers falter under the challenge of developing interesting video game stories, but Naughty Dog has always navigated this challenge relatively well. For it's upcoming title, The Last of Us, the studio spent a large amount of time concepting its world and characters. We examine what it takes... More
  • Blog Post: Everything Is Bigger And Better In Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 ups the ante in several ways. The enemies attack and evolve in creative ways. Players can customize their character's looks and abilities. And the city hubs are alive with activity. Lead AI Programmer, Jasper Foreman, talks us through many of Borderland 2's many improvements. More
  • Blog Post: Why You Should Care About XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Not sure if XCOM: Enemy Unknown is for you? Come see why fans of other popular franchises should have Firaxis' upcoming strategy game on their radar – or just to see three more new exclusive screenshots. [Click any of the three screenshots on this page to view a larger version.] Battlefield... More
  • Blog Post: First Screens And Details Of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Come on in to have your questions answered and to get the first public look at what Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown looks like in action. Click on any of the three screens on this page to view a high-resolution version. Find below our answers to some of the most common questions we've seen floating... More
  • Blog Post: Fondly Remembering The Super Mario Bros. Ice Capades

    Mario has had had his fill of adventures. He’s thrown fireballs at giant dinosaurs, jumped off the heads of flying turtles, and taken to the skies with a tanooki tale pined to his butt. Even so, in 1989 he strapped ice skates to his feet for one of his strangest adventures ever. On Thursday, December... More
  • Blog Post: Hear Donkey Kong's New Voice

    Nintendo has always gotten a lot of mileage out of not much voice work for its iconic characters. Even Daisy's sighs have a certain cachet to them after years of Mario Kart. This strong legacy is exactly why we felt it necessary to capture Donkey Kong's new voice in Mario Kart 7 in this short... More
  • Blog Post: Amusing Skyrim Glitches Caught On Video

    This collection of user-made Skyrim glitch videos is guaranteed to make you laugh. You don't want to know how many cringe-worthy YouTube uploads I had to sift through to find videos actually worth watching. Giants Are Not To Be Messed With The most well-known bug in Skyrim is still one of the funniest... More
  • Blog Post: True To Form: Safeguarding The Transformers License

    How High Moon and Hasbro transformed a classic brand into gaming gold. It may seem strange for a toy brand to have its own encyclopedia of chronicled narrative. Properties like Barbie, Hot Wheels, or LEGO aren’t known for their large wealth of fiction, for example. One of the first toy properties... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The First Three Levels Of Portal 2's DLC

    Watch this video of me and a random online co-op buddy tackling the first three levels of Portal 2's just-released DLC pack, "Peer Review." Spoilers obviously abound, so enter at your own risk. I loved every second of my time with Peer Review's co-op. The puzzles are outstanding, GLaDOS... More
  • Blog Post: Saturday Night Live Star Jason Sudeikis Talks Games

    During our time in Los Angeles for E3, video guru Ben Hanson and I crashed the MTV Movie Awards after party to check out the latest Yoostar title on Kinect and talk games with Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis. Check out our interview below where we discuss what he's playing during SNL downtime... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Bonus Gallery

    After celebrating the debut of a new Tomb Raider with a month of retrospective pieces, character profiles, and giveaways, we’re giving readers a closer look at the game itself. Check out our gallery of exclusive Tomb Raider images below. In it you will find a handful of new screenshots, several... More
  • Blog Post: Enslaved: Odyssey To The West 3D Screenshot

    The game's been out for a little while now, and if you haven't played Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, it's worth checking out . In honor of the upcoming DLC, which let's you play the game in 3D, check out this awesome 3D screenshot of Monkey in action. A few things you should note: One... More
  • Blog Post: How Do You Use This Thing Anyway? Kinect Menus

    If you just got your Kinect yesterday you might still be a little confused by all of the systems features. If you didn’t, you might like to know what the system can do for you before you buy. Let Kinect creative director Kudo Tsunoda walk you through all the ins and outs of how Kinect’s remote... More
  • Blog Post: Kudo Tsunoda Answers Your Questions About Kinect

    Does Kinect really need six feet worth of living room space to work? Why did Microsoft dislike the name Natal? And where are all the hardcore games we’ve been promised? No new hardware launch is perfect, but Microsoft’s creative director Kudo Tsunoda is here to help smooth things out. We... More
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