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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Live-Action Web Series Roundup

    Since Lou Albano first donned Mario’s blue overalls in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, gamers have had a fascination seeing their favorite digital worlds realized in live action. With the launch of the webisode series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, we’ve collected several first episodes from... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 81: Skarlet by Kasea VP

    NetherRealm’s fighters are some of the fiercest in the genre, making their shoes extra difficult to step into. That being said, Cosplay Kasea VP makes Skarlet’s ensemble look effortless through careful drafting and an eye for detail. Who: The Character This is Skarlet's main outfit from... More
  • Blog Post: An Interview With Syco Collectibles' Tony Searle

    Why do you never see high-end licensed statues at the mall? Why make a statue of Steve Jobs? How does a licensed statue get made? We asked Syco Collectibles' senior product consultant and marketing and promotions manager Tony Searle for the inside scoop on how a licensed statue goes from pixel to... More
  • Blog Post: Video Games' Greatest Rivalries

    Sometimes video game franchises are kind of similar. It can’t be avoided. Sometimes, those games inspire conflict and people take sides. Sometimes, a feature is written that arbitrarily decides a winner. It could be a matter of sales, a clear case of objective quality, or my own personable preference... More
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