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  • Blog Post: The Video Game Reboot Report Card

    Over the past several years, reboot fever has hit the entertainment industry. Whether you're talking about film reboots like Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy or J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films, there's no denying that Hollywood has been riding this wave to the fullest. The video game... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's Longest Continuous Stories

    When you think about video game narratives, it’s a bit challenging to find many that contain single, perpetual narratives. To test that assumption, we’ve compiled a list of titles featuring lengthy plotlines and abundant canon entries. Each of these series will also have new installments... 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 Brutal History Of Mortal Kombat’s Fatalities

    Since its inception, Mortal Kombat has carried with it a sense of brutality. Seeing its share of controversy and censorship, the franchise has always been associated with video game violence, but one segment of its formula stands out as the most bombastic and iconic: the fatality. This article was originally... 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: Test Chamber – Jason Voorhees In Mortal Kombat X

    Horror icon Jason Voorhees is jumping into action with Mortal Kombat X, and it's time to put the silent, hockey mask-wearing killer to the test. Join Brian, Dan, and Reiner as they throw a couple of human punching bags at the Friday the 13th icon before breaking out Goro for an actual showdown. See... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

    With the recent release of Mortal Kombat X, it's time for a trip down brutality lane with one of the more interesting titles in the long series - Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Featuring style-swaps, weapons, and the Krypt, this title had a lot of content to offer when it hit way back in 2002. Join... More
  • Blog Post: We Test Our Luck With Mortal Kombat X's Gameplay Modifiers

    Battles in Mortal Kombat X can get pretty crazy, but that craziness pales in comparison to what players can experience in the Kustom Kombat and Test Your Luck modes. In these modes, players are able to fight using various gameplay modifiers that greatly affect how the battles play out. In some cases... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Fatality From Every Mortal Kombat X Fighter

    Mortal Kombat has always had a strong reputation as a great fighting franchise, but we all know that the fatalities are one of the coolest parts of every game since the original arcade title. With Mortal Kombat X hitting stores, we wanted to give fans a quick glimpse at what to expect, by recording a... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Mortal Kombat X

    Mortal Kombat X is finally here and it's time to put the latest entry of the ultra-violent fighting franchise through the paces in a new episode of Test Chamber. Join Reiner, Dan, and Brian as they spend some time exploring the various modes offered by Mortal Kombat X. Get a feel of the kind of over... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Our Mortal Kombat X Stream Has Concluded

    Update: Thanks to everyone who tuned in! If you missed out, you can catch the archived version of it here . In the meantime, you can check out our review , our quick look at the insanity of Test Your Luck , a look at a fatality for every character , and a quick run through of all of a lot of the modes... More
  • Blog Post: Franchise Follow-Ups No One Expected

    Every once in a while a game comes along that catches people off-guard. Whether they’re good or bad, unexpected games are always interesting to explore and discuss, especially when they’re part of a long-running series. Whether it’s because the games differ greatly from their predecessors... More
  • Blog Post: Dimensional Rift: 9 Series That Struggled To Jump To 3D

    The 3D revolution hit the video game industry hard in the mid-90s. Home console technology was improving by leaps and bounds over the forerunners from earlier in the decade and prior to that. Because of that, developers were tinkering with the formulas of classic titles in order to deliver a more cutting... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Cosplay

    Comic Con is a consistently impressive display of costumes across an incredible range of entertainment media. This is only a small sampling of some of the video game cosplay on display on the show. It's a mass of Michael Myers. A picture of Aerith and Sephiroth. Yes, I'm kidding. Don't know... More
  • Blog Post: How Mortal Kombat Changed The Industry And Helped Create E3

    Today, NetherRealm announced Mortal Kombat X , the latest in the long-running franchise. But the franchise’s influence on the fighting genre pales in comparison to how the controversy surrounding Mortal Kombat reshaped the game industry. Blame It On Seagal and Van Damme? According to Steve Kent’s... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

    If you're a longtime fan of Replay, you probably know that Reiner and I are both huge Mortal Kombat fans. Almost three years ago, we revisted Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and were reminded that it's super awesome. We've been talking recently about how it would be fun to do a co-op Super Replay... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... More
  • Blog Post: The Critical Reception Of Controversial Games

    South Park: The Stick of Truth is heading to retailers soon, and it's sure to have some controversial moments if Trey Parker and Matt Stone's previous work in this universe is any indication. Many games and franchises in the past have stirred up controversy, with some doing it purely for shock... More
  • Blog Post: Characters We Want At Our Thanksgiving Table

    At Game Informer, we ponder deep philosophical questions, like if we were able to invite a video game character to our Thanksgiving table, which one would it be and why? From using them to clean to learning deep Mass Effect history, our answers are anything but ordinary. Happy Thanksgiving! Andy McNamara... More
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