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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Smash Run Mode)

    Our second Smash Bros. video preview takes a look at the 3DS-exclusive mode, Smash Run. In this mode, four players race against a five-minute clock to scour a vast two-dimensional world for power-ups. Each player enters the game with equal attributes for attack, defense, speed, jump, super, and arms... More
  • Blog Post: 2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

    With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's slated for 2014. The following list will be updated and amended throughout the year. If you something confirmed for 2014 release that's not on our... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Super Metroid

    Thanks to the boom in indie gaming, the past few years have offered players countless great experiences that you can get through in a single day. However, having an extra day to sit at home and play video games makes me nostalgic for some of my favorite childhood gaming experiences, and Super Metroid... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About The New 3DS

    Nintendo surprised the video game world today with the announcement of a new 3DS. A mid-generation hardware update is nothing new for Nintendo, but this is perhaps its most drastic handheld revision to date. Read on for a detailed breakdown of what to expect from the new 3DS. More Powerful The system... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Super Smash Bros. Characters

    The Smash Bros. series has always pulled together a diverse roster of characters, and Super Smash Bros. is no different. While rumors continue to surface of potential additions, Nintendo has already confirmed a host of newcomers. How will they stack up to the series' veterans? Let's find out... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Meet The Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

    Update : Zant, Ghirahim, and the Great King of Evil himself are yours to command, with Impa and Lana arming themselves with new weapons. Ever since traversing Hyrule in 3D for the first time in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, fans have been clamoring for more action-oriented Link. He made an appearance... More
  • Blog Post: Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

    One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of any Nintendo news regarding the company's popular Metroid series. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's... More
  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Remembering The Sega Vs. Nintendo Rivalry With The People Who Lived It

    A new book, Console Wars , recently released detailing the intense competition between Sega and Nintendo during the 16-bit era and a Comic Con panel of the same name discussed the rivalry and book. On the panel was the author of Console Wars, Blake J. Harris, former Sega of America president Tom Kalinske... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dream Roster

    The current roster for Nintendo's premier character fighter already sits at over 30 characters. Nintendo has reached pretty deep into its well of icons (Wii Fit Trainer anyone?), but that doesn't mean it couldn't surprise us with one or two more character announcements before the full roster... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Play Nintendo Tour 2014

    Nintendo recently announced a mobile tour of its video games and themed photo-ops traveling across the United States over the course of three months. The tour stopped by the Mall of America in Minnesota which isn't too far from Game Informer's offices, so I went and took a few photos. Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Tetris' Creators Meet The Designer Of Threes

    In honor of Ubisoft's upcoming Tetris Ultimate ( which you can read a preview of here ), E3 2014 was attended by the two men that made the original game happen. Also attending E3 2014 was the creator of the fantastic iOS game Threes , Asher Vollmer. Thanks to Ubisoft, we arranged for Tetris'... 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: Seen At E3 2014 Part One

    E3 2014 has wrapped, but we took plenty of pictures to make sure those who weren't able to make it could get a good hard look at the show from both the inside and the outside. For a moving pictures version of the E3 2014 show floor, head here for our video tour . Huge banners decorate the outside... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Nintendo's E3 2014 Press Conference

    For the second year in a row, Nintendo has opted out of the traditional E3 press conference. On Tuesday morning, Nintendo unveiled its new "Nintendo Digital Event" pre-made video and it contained plenty of announcements. Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard met up in an L.A. hotel... 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
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