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  • Blog Post: Spoiled Rotten – Video Games' Biggest Spoilers

    This article contains a giant list of video game spoilers for games such as BioShock, Final Fantasy X, and Red Dead Redemption. You’ve been warned. Games are full of great plot twists, but knowing these plot twists before you play the game can sometimes ruin your enjoyment of the experience. That... More
  • Blog Post: Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

    Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creatures in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder. This chart originally... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Game Series Begging For The Super Mario Maker Treatment

    Super Mario Maker captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at this year's E3. The Nintendo World Championship 2015 highlighted the insane degree of entertainment and unpredictability a creative mind can pack into custom stages. NWC 2015's final challenge was filled with surprising enemies like... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Gaming’s 10 Worst-Kept Secrets

    Though they have been largely eliminated in today’s gaming landscape thanks to downloadable content and the Internet, hidden secrets have played a large role in the games industry since its early days. These intentionally programmed cheats and shortcuts went undocumented, but that didn’t... More
  • Blog Post: The Giant List Of Games Our Readers Must Defend

    Yesterday I posed a question to readers : What generally disliked games do you defend? The responses from readers were wide and varied, covering games I didn't even realize needed defending. I've gathered the results here . Click here for a larger chart First up, in the chart above, you will... More
  • Blog Post: 19 Questions For 2015 Nintendo World Championship Winner John Numbers

    Last month during E3, Nintendo held its first World Championship in more than a decade . We got a chance to speak with its winner, John Goldberg A.K.A. John Numbers about the event. John is familiar with the competitive video games scene as a competitive Smash Bros. player, but flying to Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Metroid-Like Games To Play While Waiting For Samus’ Return

    One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of what many people feel is a proper entry in Nintendo's Metroid series. Even Nintendo understands the complaints , but that doesn't mean we'll be getting the Metroid that everyone wants anytime soon . Thankfully, gamers no... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Nintendo Won’t Give Us 2D Metroid And Other Sequels We Want

    Every year when E3 rolls around, analysts and critics start whispering about the possibility that this year could be the year that Nintendo drops a new Metroid game on us. Most years we walk away disappointed, but this year Nintendo actually did reveal a new Metroid title . Sadly, fans still walked away... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Boss Fights You Should Have Lost

    Beating a tough boss is one of the great thrills in video games…but sometimes your victories don’t seem plausible. For the sake of the story and providing a satisfying experience, you need to defeat adversaries who are far beyond your characters’ capabilities. When you think about... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Futuristic Technologies From Video Games We Wish Actually Existed

    Stepping into a virtual world where anything is possible, from having superhuman strength to casting magical spells, is one of the most appealing aspects of video games. Some games mix fantasy with a hint of realism, such as a cyberpunk universe exploring futuristic technologies. Believing or hoping... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Super Metroid

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the best games our interactive medium has to offer. These games have set a high bar, and might be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Metroid Inspired World Of Axiom Verge

    This is the game that Metroid fans have been waiting for. Axiom Verge feels like a long-lost Metroid spinoff that was developed in the '80s and then fell through a time warp before landing in 2015. If you don't believe us, then watch us play through the game's opening sequence. Join Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Completely Absorbed By Ori And The Blind Forest’s Gorgeous World

    Metroid established a formula that developers the world over are still trying to emulate today. Moon Studios is a developer that doesn't even have an office, but the company has perfectly paired Metroid's blueprint with Rayman's precision platforming. The result is a game that feels great... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like To See

    When Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea was one that most fans would never dream of, and seemed out of character for Nintendo to license out one of its biggest properties to another developer. The biggest surprise of all, however, is that Hyrule... More
  • Blog Post: Five Enemies That Refuse To Leave You Alone

    With Alien: Isolation on our minds, a game where a xenomorph chases you throughout the entire experience, we recall other games with persistent enemies that won't cut you any slack. Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Nemesis is such a persistent enemy that Capcom put his name in the title. He, in... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • 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: 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
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