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  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Shadow Complex

    Today, the Game Informer staff explores a series of games that you can beat in a day. Personally, I rarely beat short games in one sitting – often preferring to break them up into multiple playthroughs. I played Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in three days, and split Shovel Knight into several 30... More
  • Blog Post: Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

    One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of any Nintendo news regarding the company's popular Metroid series. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: From The Game Informer Archives: Samus' Lost Super Metroid Profile

    Game Informer's roots begin in the early '90s. In an era before reliable computer communication, our publication received and archived piles of physical press releases, fact sheets, and other slices from gaming history. Past dives into the GI archives brought up a fact sheet for a canceled 16... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Video Game Fan Art Of 2013

    From time to time, we like to highlight the work of artists on Game Informer who create impressive or innovative art based on the video games we love. Here's a collection of some of our favorites from 2013. Pokémon There are a lot Pokémon fans in the world, and as it turns out, a lot... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U Games That Should Be Made

    Strong titles like Super Mario 3D World , Pikmin 3 , and Lego City Undercover have been oases of enjoyable gaming in a desert of few exclusive releases for the Wii U this year. With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, many gamers are moving on from Wii U to growing software libraries on these other consoles... More
  • Blog Post: The Confirmed Stages For Super Smash Bros.

    When Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. during E3 2013 , a lot of the buzz centered on the announcement of Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer as playable characters. The multiple videos that Nintendo released for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games also quietly... More
  • Blog Post: Fusing Metroids: Crafting The Best Metroid Game

    With the Wii U out in full effect, it’s only a matter of time before some of Nintendo’s longstanding franchises make the overdue jump into glorious HD. Metroid is an excellent series that features my favorite female protagonist: Samus Aran. Before the Nintendo delivers the goods on the inevitable... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Why Nintendo Land Deserves A Second Look

    Minigame collections get a bad rap in the gaming industry, so people were quick to dismiss Nintendo Land when it was unveiled for the Wii U at E3 2012. As more games have been announced and more people have had a chance to play it, the tide is slowly turning in the theme park's favor. Containing... More
  • Blog Post: What’s More Likely: Another 2D Castlevania Or 2D Metroid?

    Nintendo’s Metroid and Konami’s Castlevania series both have slightly different takes on the same great formula. We’d love to see more 2D entries from either series, but which series will return to the genre first? Metroid? Metroidvania is a dumb name, but Nintendo pretty much invented... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay T-Shirt Design Contest: Super Metroid

    We're accepting submissions for T-shirt designs for our latest installment of Super Replay featuring Super Metroid. This time, we have two contests going, so the odds of winning are even better! If you've seen our Super Metroid Super Replay , you know that the opportunities for bizarre T-shirt... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Super Metroid

    Metroid is one of the most beloved series in gaming, and Super Metroid is a perfect example of everything fans want from Samus. Awesome upgrades, bizarre creatures, and plenty of exploration make this a true classic of the 16-bit era – and a landmark title in video game history. Join us as we play... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Samus Aran And Link Appearing In Super Mario RPG

    Often, the memories of our favorite video games can be distilled to one specific moment. In our new recurring 'Moments' feature, we're going to discuss some of our favorites. When Samus Aran and Link showed up in Super Mario RPG, it was mind blowing. Despite Mario, Link, and Samus all being... More
  • Blog Post: Dream Team: What We Want In A New Smash Bros.

    Nintendo has always crammed its Smash Bros. titles with as many references to its stable of heroes as possible. But 2008’s Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii was packed tighter than a college student’s suitcase, so who’s left to include in the upcoming Wii U entry? We have some ideas. [This... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Metroid Prime

    On this week's show, we take a look back at one of the Gamecube's best games and Nintendo's most surprising franchise reinventions. Andrew Reiner and Dan Ryckert join me in playing through the first 20 minutes or so of Retro's at-the-time-totally-shocking first-person take on the Metroid... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Mashups We Want To Play

    Whenever gamers get together, it’s inevitable that the conversation will steer itself toward speculation and what-if scenarios. Even our favorite games could benefit from elements from other titles and genres. It’s clearly a thought exercise that designers enjoy playing, too. Games like Darksiders... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Franchises That Deserve A Revival

    To the surprise of many, Nintendo’s E3 press conference catered to the hardcore gamer demographic arguably moreso than Sony or Microsoft. While the HD big dogs were busy courting the casual market that Nintendo already has locked down, Miyamoto & Co. showed off several titles that reminded... More
  • Blog Post: E3's History Of Surprises

    For the last fifteen years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has been the place for gaming's biggest news, reveals, and announcements. With E3 2010 less than a week away, we take a look back at the biggest surprises from years past. 1995: Sega drops a Saturn bombshell For months, Sega had touted... More
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