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Guitar Hero Is A Decade Old Today – Here Are All Of Our Reviews
on November 08, 2015 at 07:03 PM
Guitar Hero celebrates a decade today. The original Guitar Hero bundled with its plastic guitar peripheral released today in 2005. In honor of the occasion, we've gathered review scores and excerpts, where available, for every Guitar Hero game we have a review for. Guitar Hero - 9 "I desperately...
Running Down Call Of Duty's Live Action, Celebrity-Filled Commercials
on November 01, 2015 at 06:23 PM
As long as there is a new Call of Duty, it seems a live action commercial will release alongside it. With today's Black Ops III commercial releasing we decided to look back on the trend. Call of Duty: Black Ops This is the one that started it the trend. It has a few celebrity cameos, but they mostly...
Reunion Tour: The Best And Worst Of Guitar Hero
on June 10, 2015 at 07:30 PM
The two giants of the rhythm-game genre are coming out of retirement. With the impending release of Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 , music games seem poised to make a comeback. In anticipation of Guitar Hero Live, we took a look at the six main entries in the Guitar Hero franchise and ranked them from...
Call Of Duty Should Always Have Single Player
on November 04, 2014 at 01:32 PM
I know a good portion of Call of Duty players never fire up the campaign, opting instead to dedicate their time to the multiplayer modes. I agree that the multiplayer is the best part of Call of Duty. I don’t get the fascination of reaching prestige numerous times, but I’m a sucker for trying...
From First To Last – Comparing More Developers’ Early Work To Later Work
on September 14, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Recently, we took a look at a handful of highly successful developers and how their games have changed over the years by comparing their first title, to their most recent title. We’re looking at a few more developers to track their progress over their professional lifespan. Sucker Punch –...
Big Guns, Big Air, Big Riffs: A Look Back at Neversoft (1994-2014)
on July 11, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Yesterday Neversoft, which had once been Activision's premier in-house development studio, was officially dissolved and absorbed into Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. In tribute, we look back at the studio's auspicious 20-year history. Now that the Neversoft story is officially done, we...
Opinion: The Industry's Dead And Dying Publishers
on May 09, 2014 at 05:11 PM
The future of the gaming industry is exciting, with a new generation of consoles in our homes and the promise of new experiences on the horizon. However, as fun as it is to look forward, I can’t help but feel a little sad when I look back. The video game landscape is always changing; in its current...
Replay – Spider-Man
on April 19, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Until Rocksteady came along and revolutionized Batman, Spider-Man was the king of comic book video games. Back in 2000, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater creators Neversoft took a stab at Marvel's iconic character, and the game remains one of the most highly regarded takes on the character today. In the...
Test Chamber – Call Of Duty: Ghosts
on November 05, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Like clockwork, the Call of Duty franchise has returned with another November installment. This chapter focuses on the Ghosts, a small pocket of soldiers that drive tanks, fly helicopters, and battle wolves and sharks. This episode shows off what we feel is one of the better single-player levels in the...
The Cost Of Duty: The Studios Behind Ghosts
on September 20, 2013 at 02:00 PM
While visiting Infinity Ward for t his month's cover story on Call of Duty: Ghosts, a constant refrain from those we talked to was how difficult it has been to create the upcoming entry. Calling upon the help of Neversoft and Raven to more than double the size of the development team from Infinity...
Developer Salute – Neversoft Circa 2000
on September 02, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Since the meltdown of the Guitar Hero franchise, Neversoft has suffered layoffs and fallen off the map. While it's currently assisting Infinity Ward on the Call of Duty franchise within the Activision empire, in 2000 the studio was operating on the highest level. The studio's most prominent accomplishment...
Moments: Seeing Tony Hawk For The First Time
on April 04, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is remembered as a classic, but it wasn't always so. Back in 1999, it was an unknown game from an unheralded PlayStation developer in a genre that many thought could never be successful. I still recall the first time I saw it. The events of my career at Game Informer have...
DJ Hero Deserved Better
on March 08, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Freestyle Games' DJ Hero series had just what the music genre needed: unique gameplay, a cool turntable peripheral, and an infusion of fresh beats from the worlds of dance music and hip-hop. Unfortunately, it was doomed by circumstance and a glut of guitar games. When the original DJ Hero released...
Test Chamber – Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
on July 24, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Watch Dan Ryckert and I grind our stupid hearts out in this HD remake. We wax Tony Hawk nostalgia, revisit classic stages, discuss the soundtrack, and complain about tweaks to the original experience. Above all else, marvel at our amazing skateboarding skillz. Is this remake worth the price of admission...
Ranking The Tony Hawk Series
on March 15, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Long before Call of Duty and Guitar Hero became cultural phenomenons with annual installments, Activision found major success in an unlikely place. Few extreme sport games have found mass appeal beyond their built-in fanbase, but Tony Hawk's Pro Skater struck a chord with gamers of all types when...
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