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  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: The New Identity Of The Xbox One

    Microsoft and its Xbox One have gone through a number of changes since the system was revealed in May of last year. From dropping Kinect and changing leadership, to recently shutting down its TV production plans and a report of cuts for its European staff, the console is being redefined seemingly every... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful period for the company to date; with its excellent Xbox Live service and deep support from third-party developers, the Xbox 360 in many ways became the defining console of the last generation... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2014 Awards

    E3 2014 might have lacked the exciting hardware debuts and surprise game reveals of the past few years, but there was no shortage of amazing games playable on the show floor. Titles like Batman: Arkham Knight and Assassin’s Creed Unity finally demonstrated what the new-gen systems are capable of... More
  • Blog Post: A Candid Conversation On Microsoft’s E3 Showcase

    After the big day of press conferences today, a few of the Game Informer editors had the chance to dig in and explore a number of the games that Microsoft showed earlier that morning at their media briefing. Ben Reeves and I were among those with the good fortune to dig into several of those games, and... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

    The Game Informer team is on the ground in Los Angeles, CA for E3 2014 and had a lot to absorb with the full day of press conferences. We kicked things off this morning with Microsoft's game-packed press conference. Game Informer's Tim Turi and Jeff Cork managed to watch the entire show amidst... More
  • Blog Post: Previously On E3: What Happened (And Didn’t) At Last Year’s Show

    Just like an episode of Game of Thrones , E3 is packed with drama. From shocking revelations to high-stakes blunders, the convention can make or break games, systems, and companies. What happened last year? Read on for a brief refresher. Sony In case you forgot, Sony had a pretty good press conference... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite E3 Moments

    For almost two decades, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a highlight for gamers to see what companies have in store. The show is full of press conferences, game announcements, and demos – some for the better, others for the worse. Either way, E3 provides more than its share of memorable... More
  • Blog Post: It's Time For E3 Bingo

    What will happen during the E3 press conferences is anyone's guess. Every year, we see big surprises amid the sales figures and awkwardly scripted banter. What announcements will make headlines? What familiar faux pas will play out on stage? Using our E3 Bingo card, you can track the events and play... More
  • Blog Post: Revisiting The Past Three E3 Report Cards

    Forget pro StarCraft or League of Legends; E3 press conferences are one of gaming’s most satisfying spectator sports. The three-way matchups between Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, have provided some of the industry’s most thrilling highs and lowest lows. Sifting through their aftermath is... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Hope Happen At E3

    People go into E3 with all sorts of dreams and expectations. Price drops, surprise game reveals, new hardware – no matter how implausible, these are the things gamers hope to see. These individual announcements are always exciting, but we’re not going to break down every little thing we want... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Ways The Kinect Failed Out Of Our Living Rooms

    Microsoft had such high hopes for Kinect. Jumping into the giant wake created by Nintendo's smash hit Wii, the Kinect first debuted as the Xbox 360's response to motion- controlled gaming in 2010. A huge marketing push drove early adoption of the peripheral, with sales topping 10 million in just... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating Halo

    Versus Mode is a special feature that we're doing today, and it focuses on two editors debating the merits of a particular game or series. This entry features senior features editor Matt Helgeson debating the Halo series with senior previews editor Matt Miller. Helgeson: To start, we'll set the... More
  • Blog Post: Coming Full Circle – A Look Back At The Halo Series

    Master Chief became a gaming icon after his debut in November 2001 on the first Xbox. Since then, the green-armored space soldier and his comrades in arms have continued fighting universal evils across all Microsoft’s platforms. Today, 343 Industry announced Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One,... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want In Halo 5: Guardians

    Today Microsoft and 343 Industries announced a new chapter in the Halo series for Xbox One . Halo 5: Guardians has the Game Informer office buzzing with excitement, discussing what we want to see in this next sci-fi FPS outing. From retooled multiplayer maps to a new protagonist, these are a few elements... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Microsoft, Kinect, And The Wisdom of Flip-Flopping

    Following the recent announcement that Microsoft will be selling a $399 version of the Xbox One that doesn't include the Kinect, many are citing this as another example of Microsoft "flip-flopping," as it did when it dropped the Xbox One's always-on DRM features. They're absolutely... More
  • Blog Post: See More Of Sunset Overdrive's Frenzied Gameplay In Action

    Sunset Overdrive’s bright, busy world looks great in action, and you can check out gameplay yourself in this video discussing our hands-on time with the game. Traversal, Insomniac’s wacky weapons, and demented mutants are all on display in this chat between Kyle Hilliard and myself. Check... More
  • Blog Post: RTS Glory Days Rekindled With Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

    Remember in 2002 when the PC gaming scene was flush with awesome real-time strategy titles? No LAN party was without Age of Mythology, one of the more memorable RTS offerings from an era before MMORPGs and MOBAs dominated PC space. Well, Age of Mythology is back in the form of Age of Mythology: Extended... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – E3 2014 Must Be A Showcase For Exclusives

    I spent most of my day putting together release lists for each of the three major console platforms. It was a time consuming endeavor, but it was also educational and rewarding. If one thing is clear to me now, it’s that this E3 is as important (if not moreso) than last year. The second half of... More
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