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  • Blog Post: Coping With The Hype Of No Man's Sky

    [This article was originally published on December 17, 2014] Ever since No Man's Sky was unveiled during the Spike VGX awards in 2013, the internet's anticipation for this ambitious game has grown astronomically. The small studio Hello Games in Guildford, England is creating an entire galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Read Our Most Popular E3 2015 Previews

    E3 has come and gone and it left us plenty excited, so excited that we filled our website with tons of previews. Keeping track of everything isn't easy during the show. We complied our most popular E3 2015 previews just in case you missed out on reading about one of your most anticipated games, or... More
  • Blog Post: Say Goodbye To Your Free Time, These Are The Open World Games Of E3 2015

    Besides yarn , one of the biggest trends at E3 this year was open world gaming. Open worlds fulfill the next-gen promises of player freedom and a seamless melding of exploration, combat, and narrative. This year we have robot dragons, post-nuclear Boston, and a dictator's picturesque island paradise... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-on With No Man's Sky's Unlimited Universe

    No Man’s Sky has both intrigued and perplexed players since it was announced two years ago at the 2013 VGX awards. It offers a breathtaking scale – budding space explorers can land on more than 18 quintillion planets in a universe – as well as a chance to discover unique flora and fauna... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Game Worlds We Can't Wait To Explore

    Games can transport us to new worlds, letting us get lost in all they have to offer. Whether we are changing their course with our choices, seeing the tantalizing sights, or getting lost in the endless activities they provide, every world holds its own allure. Here are 10 worlds on the horizon that we... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Editors Name Their Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

    We already posted a feature highlighting our top ten most anticipated games that we decided on by a staff vote. Now we're letting you know each editor's personal pick. As you'll see, some editors have similar tastes, while others chose titles that might not make 2015. Find out below what... More
  • Blog Post: Hello Games Addresses No Man's Sky's Comparisons To Spore

    Throughout our month of coverage for the ambitious sci-fi exploration game No Man's Sky from Hello Games, I've noticed a lot of people commenting on how it reminds them of 2008's Spore from Maxis . While visiting Hello Games in England, we spoke to the studio's founder Sean Murray about... More
  • Blog Post: Would No Man's Sky Exist Without Minecraft?

    While Hello Games founder Sean Murray is quick to point out that the two games aren't really that similar, the infinite potential of Minecraft has been a common touch-point for people trying to wrap their minds around the procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky . While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Would No Man's Sky Exist Without Minecraft?

    While Hello Games founder Sean Murray is quick to point out that the two games aren't really that similar, the infinite potential of Minecraft has been a common touch-point for people trying to wrap their minds around the procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky . While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

    If we could stare into the future and find out which games are going to turn out great, our jobs would be a lot easier. So many changes happen to a game in the final months before release that it’s quite common for a game-of-the-year candidate to come out of left field to surprise everyone. But... More
  • Blog Post: An Assortment Of Lesser-Known No Man's Sky Facts

    As we near the end of our month of No Man's Sky coverage , it's time to focus on the smaller details. This game is huge and has many elements that inspire questions about space, gameplay, science, and more. Read on for excerpts from our extensive interviews with Hello Games' managing director... More
  • Blog Post: A Look At No Man’s Sky’s Creature Features

    During our month of No Man’s Sky coverage, we’ve been focusing our attention on the game’s unfathomably large scale. We haven’t spent much time talking about the various creatures that players will be seeing while planetside. Like the worlds they inhabit, each species has been... More
  • Blog Post: Creating No Man's Sky's Infinite Soundtrack

    Odds are that you fell in love with the E3 2014 trailer of No Man's Sky , and the track from the band 65daysofstatic had a lot to do with that. Not only did Hello Games license their song "Debutante" for that trailer, but the partnership between the studio and the band has blossomed into... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret Story Behind No Man's Sky

    No Man’s Sky has captured imaginations since it was first announced at last year’s VGX awards. The space-exploration game is incredibly ambitious, with an entire galaxy of procedurally generated worlds to explore. It’s especially impressive considering how small Hello Games is, hovering... More
  • Blog Post: The Path To No Man's Sky's 'End Game'

    When I talk about No Man’s Sky, either on the site or with friends, I typically get one of two reactions. It’s either, “That sounds cool,” or “That sounds cool, but what’s the point?” I get it; a lot of people like to play games with a greater purpose in mind... More
  • Blog Post: 70 Questions And Answers About No Man's Sky

    No Man's Sky presents players with a practically infinite galaxy to explore. Needless to say, this raises a few questions. In an attempt to clear up exactly what this ambitious game is and isn't capable of presenting to players, Game Informer's Jeff Cork sat down with Hello Games founder... More
  • Blog Post: Stop Thinking Of No Man’s Sky As A Multiplayer Game

    We spoke with Hello Games' managing director Sean Murray for hours about his team’s difficult-to-grasp game. One subject that’s spurred confusion since No Man’s Sky was announced is the incorporation of multiplayer. Even though players can name their discoveries, affect the galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Galactic Map Puts Scale Of No Man’s Sky In Perspective

    One of my favorite parts about working at Game Informer is diving into cover stories for the magazine. Most of the time, the games that appear on the front of our issues are big announcements from equally big studios or the next installments of popular franchises. Those stories are great – and... More
  • Blog Post: Take A 30-Minute Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of No Man's Sky

    No Man's Sky is one of the most ambitious games ever made and we're excited to feature it as our cover story for the January issue . The small team out of Guildford, England is using procedural generation to create an entire galaxy worth of planets, asteroids, and space stations to explore. While... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: The New-Gen Promise Fulfilled

    Gamers who have followed the hobby for many years are familiar with the strange phenomenon that comes with a new generation of consoles and games. First we get the big promises from console makers and publishers about all the ways in which this new generation is going to change everything. Next comes... More
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