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  • Blog Post: Analysis – E3 2014 Must Be A Showcase For Exclusives

    I spent most of my day putting together release lists for each of the three major console platforms. It was a time consuming endeavor, but it was also educational and rewarding. If one thing is clear to me now, it’s that this E3 is as important (if not moreso) than last year. The second half of... 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: The Seven Strangest Moments From Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life Presentation

    Nintendo is no stranger to quirkiness. Its most popular character and brand exists in a world of super-power granting mushrooms and green sewage pipes that allow for quick transportation. Games like Rhythm Heaven and WarioWare offer some of the strangest video game experiences ever created (see Game... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct: What We Know, What We're Expecting

    Nintendo is planning a Nintendo Direct for tonight that will be 30 minutes of uninterrupted information about Super Smash Bros. Before you tune in at 3 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Eastern, check out a rundown of what we know and what we’re expecting. What We Know So Far Returning Characters Bowser Diddy... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Through The Years

    From its beginnings in 1987, Metal Gear has gone through a huge number of changes, but there are some aspects of the game that have remained constant throughout. Snake is always performing a stealth mission, and he always has back-up – even if they can't be there with him on the field. In this... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Yoshi's New Island

    This week marks the release of Nintendo's third attempt to recreate the fun of 1995's Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. This time around, a bunch of Yoshis have to help deliver Baby Mario to his parents. Sound familiar? The plot isn't the only thing that's recycled this time around... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    If you've got a Wii U, you're crazy if you aren't at least thinking about getting this game. If you still need some convincing, watch this episode of Test Chamber Andrew Reiner, Dan Ryckert, and myself play through two of the many great levels in Retro Studios and Nintendo's latest Donkey... More
  • Blog Post: How To Make Unlimited Money In Bravely Default

    Just like in real life, money makes things a lot easier in Bravely Default. Unlike in real life, we have a handy guide that lets you make as much of it as you want in a matter of minutes. Things can get rather difficult in Bravely Default, and although you'll get the best loot (not to mention helpful... More
  • Blog Post: From The Game Informer Archives: Samus' Lost Super Metroid Profile

    Game Informer's roots begin in the early '90s. In an era before reliable computer communication, our publication received and archived piles of physical press releases, fact sheets, and other slices from gaming history. Past dives into the GI archives brought up a fact sheet for a canceled 16... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Ideas For Nintendo On Mobile

    If you’ve been on the internet over the last few weeks, you may have heard that Nintendo has been going through some rough times . The Wii U is putting up pitiful sales numbers, and even the popular 3DS is selling considerably less than the publisher expected. Debates have been popping up regarding... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: 3DS Will Survive In Diminished Market, Vita To 'Die Slow, Painful Death'

    In the light of Nintendo's recent lowered forecasts for 3DS sales, We asked Wedbush Securities' outspoken analyst Michael Pachter for his take on the current handheld market. As usual, he didn't mince words. On whether he was concerned about Nintendo lowering its 3DS sales projections: No... More
  • Blog Post: A Nintendo 3DS Mea Culpa

    With the recent news that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system ( according to NPD ) for the year, I'm here to admit I was wrong about it – I didn't think it would take off for various reasons. It appears I was looking at the wrong variables, once again proving that handhelds have... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Low Wii U Sales Limit Software Success

    This morning’s news that Nintendo missed its nine million unit Wii U forecast came as no surprise. The target was a long shot under the best of circumstances. The bigger problem is that even the best upcoming Wii U titles like Super Smash Bros. U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Video Game Fan Art Of 2013

    From time to time, we like to highlight the work of artists on Game Informer who create impressive or innovative art based on the video games we love. Here's a collection of some of our favorites from 2013. Pokémon There are a lot Pokémon fans in the world, and as it turns out, a lot... More
  • Blog Post: Discussing The Best Wii Games Of All Time

    Nintendo has abandoned the Wii, fully embracing its future the Wii U. The console may not have been beloved by all gamers, but there were some undeniably fantastic games that released for the system. We counted down a full list of of 25 best Wii games in the latest issue of the magazine , but for the... More
  • Blog Post: Kim's Anticipated RPGs For 2014

    As many know, I love my role-playing games. Every year, I look at what's on the horizon, and I find there's more awaiting me than I initially realized. This year a variety of RPGs are scheduled; Final Fantasy is closing out Lightning’s story in Lightning Returns, the team behind Disgaea... More
  • Blog Post: Developers We Think Should Work On Nintendo's Franchises

    Nintendo handing the keys to Zelda over to Tecmo Koei for Hyrule Warriors (name not final) is highly irregular. Nintendo has handed over the reins to many of its franchises to other developers to great success on a few occasions, but Zelda in particular has always been one Nintendo has held close to... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U Games That Should Be Made

    Strong titles like Super Mario 3D World , Pikmin 3 , and Lego City Undercover have been oases of enjoyable gaming in a desert of few exclusive releases for the Wii U this year. With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, many gamers are moving on from Wii U to growing software libraries on these other consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s Where Publishers Stand On YouTube Monetization And Copyright Right Now

    Following this week’s YouTube copyright catastrophe , we reached out to a number of publishers to find out where they stand on the matter. We were able to reach a number of publishers, and have also compiled public statements from others. YouTube videos have been growing in popularity, especially... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Shin Megami Tensei IV

    An exceptional RPG strikes the perfect balance between story and mechanics. Players should be engaged by the characters and events, but also by the combat and the systems under the hood. Ideally, a game serves both sides of the equation equally. Lucky for Shin Megami Tensei IV, a surplus of good ideas... More
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