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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Is Back!

    The 8-player chaos is back with a vengeance at the Game Informer office. Join Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, myself, and interns Matt Stolpe, Jason Dafnis, and Sam Stewart, as we battle through two ridiculously fun matches. One of them finally settles the debate between which franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Just Cause 3 Won't Launch With Multiplayer, But Don't Give Up Hope

    When Just Cause 3 releases next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, it won’t come bundled with a multiplayer mode, but that doesn’t have to stop Avalanche Studios – or anyone else – from adding multiplayer to the game after the fact. What are the chances that Just Cause 3 will eventually... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Even More 8-Player Smash Bros. Wii U

    The Game Informer 8-Player Super Smash Bros. for Wii U saga continues in a free-for-all match featuring Wade Wojcik, Mike Futter, Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, Tim Turi, myself, and special guest Andy Salisbury from Monolith Productions. We unlocked all of the characters prior to firing up this... More
  • Blog Post: Six Successful Online Launches That Give Us Hope For Destiny

    In this new age of online-focused, and increasingly online-required video games, it’s easy to look at the troubled launches of the past and be pessimistic about tomorrow’s big release – Destiny. But just because some games have stumbled out of the gate doesn’t guarantee Destiny... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview - Dragon Age: Inquisition's Multiplayer

    While it was hinted at during our cover story trip last year , this week Bioware confirmed that Dragon Age: Inquisition will contain a four-player co-op mode. Game Informer's Joe Juba was able to play a couple of matches while visiting Bioware Edmonton and was eager to talk about his impressions... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #256

    In issue 254, we asked readers what improvements they would like to see in new-gen multiplayer games. To our surprise, most players wanted a decidedly old-school feature. Here are some of the responses we received. Nothing Beats Couch Co-op: I know this may sound ridiculous, but what I really want from... 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: Moments: Meeting A Friend For The First Time In Journey

    Many games have multiplayer, but few games have multiplayer quite like Journey. The unique part about the multiplayer in Journey is that it surprises you. It does not start out as a multiplayer experience. At the beginning, it is just you and the sand, wandering around, getting a feel for the land. But... More
  • Blog Post: Movie-Based Call Of Duty DLC We'd Like To See

    It had been teased before, but this week brought confirmation that the Predator would be making an appearance in Call of Duty: Ghosts' next DLC offering. This comes off after a previous pack that included a clever mode allowing players to step into the shoes of legendary slasher Michael Myers. Since... More
  • Blog Post: Revisiting The Tacked-On Multiplayer

    A continuing trend exists in the world of video game development where online multiplayer has practically become a required bullet-point for every game – even in titles that are clearly designed and balanced around a single-player experience. People must be playing these modes, though, because... More
  • Blog Post: Why Evolve Is Not Just Another First-Person Shooter

    When we revealed Evolve as February's cover story , there were a couple of commenters lamenting the release of yet another first-person shooter. Not even factoring in the playable monster in third-person, Evolve is aiming to bring you a focused experience that separates itself from the saturated... More
  • Blog Post: Revealing The Details Of Destiny's Competitive Multiplayer

    At this point I think that people understand the big picture of Bungie's Destiny, you build your own character and go on an action-packed unified journey throughout our solar system. Our goal with the January cover reveal of Destiny is to fill in some of the details on this ambitious and grandiose... More
  • Blog Post: New Footage And Impressions From Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Multiplayer

    Game Informer's Dan Ryckert was lucky enough to play hours and hours of Call of Duty: Ghosts at this week's special multiplayer unveiling in Los Angeles. After a couple of matches, we rounded up Mitch Dyer from IGN and (the extraordinarily young) Alex Rubens from Gank Report to discuss and debate... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Towerfall

    Now that the Ouya is officially released, owners of the new $100 console are probably looking for some games to justify their purchase. If you're one of these people, you definitely need to check out this episode of Test Chamber. Towerfall is a four-player competitive game that might conjure up memories... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Smashes The Line Between Solo And Multiplayer Experiences

    When it comes to shooters, people often draw lines between single- and multiplayer experiences. Some players happily cruise through the storyline soaking up every set piece without once going online and fragging strangers. Their counterparts probably couldn’t even tell you where their favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Full Match Of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Multiplayer

    Ubisoft is allowing attendees of E3 2013 to compete in a custom-made multiplayer match of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The game mode is Wanted, and the video shows a very skilled player annihilating their competition. Watch the video below to see Assassin's Creed IV's multiplayer running... More
  • Blog Post: In The Box: If You Want Gamers To Use It, Include It

    Often, seemingly small decisions have a profound impact. This is true in life, and doubly true for companies that manufacture video game consoles. Since the beginning of this generation, tech experts and journalists have spent thousands of words breaking down the difference between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer

    Multiplayer is a pretty big component of the Call of Duty series, which is why we're devoting an entire episode of Test Chamber to it. Join us as associate editor Dan Ryckert walks Jeff Marchiafava and Jeff Cork through several of the modes and the new Pick 10 system. Dan reviewed the game, which... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Halo 4's Multiplayer

    It's high time we get around to talking about this little game called Halo 4. Join editors Matt Miller, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Cork as we check out some of the game's multiplayer and get a comprehensive look at the game's death animations. As Miller points out, the game isn't out yet... More
  • Blog Post: Multiplayer Versus Life

    A few weeks ago, my friends and I finally saw the end of Borderlands. Not the shiny new Borderlands 2, mind you. No, we’d finally torn through the remainder of the first one. It took us the better part of a year. It wasn’t always like this. I’d beaten the core game shortly after it... More
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