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  • Blog Post: Chronicles - Dota 2, 2,000 Hours Later

    With this year's International tournament breaking $10 million, Dota 2 and the ARTS genre continue to climb in popularity on the PC. While the title can present players with a high learning curve, the frenetic team vs. team gameplay can be immensely rewarding. With multiple game modes to dive into... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In The Sims

    All today, we’ve been exploring games that make us feel free . When this idea was presented to me, The Sims instantly came to my mind for the creative freedom it offers. Whether I’m building a new house or making my sim’s life decisions, I just let my imagination run wild. I like building... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In EverQuest

    My entry to the world of MMORPGs wasn’t explicitly in EverQuest, as I’d played plenty of MUDs and other such games in the heyday of the BBS style RPG, but it was certainly the first where I felt this sense of a vast open world brimming with adventure and danger. From my early excursions outside... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In World Of Warcraft

    My mind started racing with ideas when we here at Game Informer decided to reflect on games that made us feel free for the Fourth of July . I still remember gleefully tearing across the countryside in ATV Offroad Fury and creating imaginative freeform missions in GoldenEye 007 with my friends via its... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sniper Elite 3

    Rebellion's Sniper Elite 3 is out now. We've already reviewed it and killed Hitler in the Hunt the Greywolf DLC, but we're back with a video preview of the beginning section of the game. Check out hero sniper Karl Fairburne picking off enemy soldiers on the African front with grisly slow... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Kill Hitler Repeatedly In Sniper Elite 3

    Sniper Elite III is a disappointing game, but my work isn't over just because I've finished reviewing it . One task remains thanks to the Hunt the Greywolf pre-order DLC: Kill Hitler. I strapped up my boots, loaded my rifle, and set off back to Africa to take out the sinister dictator in a variety... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Divinity: Original Sin

    Join Daniel Tack and Kyle Hilliard as they show off the first few encounters in Divinity: Original Sin. Larian Studios merges the old with the new with a classic RPG style and a tantalizing turn-based combat system with a heavy emphasis on elemental combinations. Will you talk to rats to learn dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: Should Titanfall Have Been Free-To-Play?

    The competitive free-to-play online multiplayer environment plays host to a number of huge titles, from League of Legends and Dota 2 to World of Tanks. With Titanfall’s lack of single-player content and focus on multiplayer, would it have benefitted from a content and monetization model similar... More
  • Blog Post: Divinity: Original Sin Livestream

    Join PC Editor Daniel Tack as he navigates the new world of the old-school RPG with Divinity: Original Sin. Larian Studios' latest title embraces a turn-based but never boring combat system and complete freedom in an open-ended adventure that's shaping up to be something really special for RPG... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games' retro throwback, Shovel Knight, is out today ( read my review here ). We booted it up and played through some early sections, including a trek through the Specter Knight's haunted graveyard and King Knight's regal castle. Join Andrew Reiner and I as we dig into Shovel Knight's... More
  • Blog Post: What We Talk About When We Talk About Battlefield: Bad Company

    Earlier today, Eurogamer published an interview with DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson in which he expressed some sense of wonderment regarding why fans hold the Bad Company games in such prestige. “Some people say this: the Bad Company 2 multiplayer is the best you've ever done,”... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Live – Dark Souls II

    Join PC Editor Daniel Tack on a journey of Hearthstone, WildStar, and more! We’ll kick things off with some Hearthstone Arena and switch off to other games – Feel free to discuss suggestions in chat and we’ll boot up almost anything to play! The action goes live at 2:30 CT and will... 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: World Of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Livestream

    Hang out with Daniel Tack all afternoon as he explores the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor alpha! We’ll be building up our garrison and exploring some of the new features and mechanics in the upcoming expansion. It’s alpha, so there may be a few crashes and other quirks along the way... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating BioShock Infinite

    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 digital editor Bryan Vore debating the merits of BioShock Infinite with senior editor Jeff Cork. Bryan: BioShock Infinite was in contention... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Smart Ideas In Upcoming Games

    Gamers are always complaining about a lack of innovation in the industry, but while some titles simple hone previously existing mechanics and ideas, developers are always trying new things. Here’s a list of some interesting features and concepts being explored in upcoming games. Evolve What's... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A League Of Legends Vet Witness A Newcomer's Awful Debut

    In my 25 years of gaming, I've tried to make it a point to stay open-minded and try just about every genre out there. I've never been a sports guy, but I've spent hundreds of hours playing Madden and NFL GameDay. I used to make fun of JRPGs because I didn't think I'd like turn-based... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Done Right: Six Lessons To Learn From Hearthstone

    For many gamers, nothing sucks the excitement and promise out of a title like the term "free-to-play." The monetization method has become synonymous with time gates, nagging messages, broken balancing, and other unnecessary burdens designed to maximize profit instead of entertainment . However... More
  • Blog Post: Would You Spend $15K On A Game Before It Comes Out?

    Chris Roberts’ return to space combat simulations, Star Citizen, is a still long way off from release. While features like Arena Commander (the dogfighting module) are scheduled to come online earlier, some groups of players are already planning and plotting their future amongst the stars. With... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Blizzard’s free-to-play digital collectible card game Hearthstone features exciting constructed and limited game formats. Join Daniel Tack as he explores the intricacies of the Arena format, where players must build and construct a deck from a limited pool of cards and play to 12 victories or 3... More
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