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  • Blog Post: Meet Mad Max, Saint Of The Wasteland

    Video games are home to a wide range of grizzled antiheroes, from the gun-toting noir cliché Max Payne to the nuanced, melancholic Joel from The Last of Us. Long before these troubled protagonists entered our games, another morally conflicted hero graced the big screen and inspired hundreds of... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Buy Battlefield Hardline For The Single-Player Campaign

    The Battlefield Hardline review embargo lifted tonight, but we won't be posting our review until we've spent extensive time with the multiplayer on live servers. I have, however, already completed the single-player campaign and can confidently say that you won't be missing much if you skip... More
  • Blog Post: Building Your Nightmarish Dream Car In Mad Max

    One of Mad Max's defining characteristics is that he's a man who was tragically separated from his family. Without a wife and child in this post-apocalyptic nightmare, the only other constant in Max's lonely life is his black-on-black Interceptor. This enduring, powerful car is tragically... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Wheel Of Mad Max's Vehicular Combat

    You're road kill if you don't have a vehicle in the cut-throat, wide-open Wasteland. Fans of George Miller's Mad Max films know this, and we learned the importance of being behind the wheel firsthand in Avalanche Studio's game when we visited its studio in Stockholm, Sweden for our March... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Live Stream Archive - Smite on Xbox One

    If you're not quite sure how PC MOBA Smite is going to translate to the Xbox One or you just want to see how a third-person action-style MOBA will function on the console frontier, watch the archive of today's stream! Game Informer's Daniel Tack, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner played the game... More
  • Blog Post: Why Darkest Dungeon Is A Great Early Access Game

    From a successful Kickstarter to near-universal acclaim in its early-access debut, Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios successfully combines roguelike gameplay with the sensibilities of H.P. Lovecraft. Since the game is not yet released in its final form and with a PlayStation 4/Vita version on the... More
  • Blog Post: The Big Play For MOBA On Xbox One

    With Smite and Gigantic both moving to Xbox One (and with a one-time account copy on Smite and cross-platform account parity on Gigantic), third-person, shooterlike action-MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas) are making a big move into the console space. Generally the term is used when we’re... More
  • Blog Post: So What Makes Overwatch So Great?

    Unless you attended Blizzcon last year, this year’s PAX East was the first time to get real hands-on with Blizzard’s upcoming 6v6 team shooter Overwatch. While there are plenty of little nuances and intricacies that separate it from obvious inspirations like Team Fortress 2, my second time... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is finally out today, and while you can read our full review here , nothing quite compares to seeing it in action. Now, you have that chance with our latest episode of Test Chamber. Join Brian Shea, Bryan Vore, and Kyle Hilliard as they play the sequel to the 2012 hit by... More
  • Blog Post: Review In Progress – Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Capcom's approach to the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a new one for the series, as it takes an episodic form with new installments weekly. Since the wait between episodes is short, much like a TV show, we decided to provide weekly impressions, leading up to one official review and score... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Badass Things We Did In Mad Max's Open World

    Earlier this week, we announced that the original post-apocalyptic anti-hero, Mad Max, graces the newest cover of Game Informer . We traveled to Avalanche Studio's office in Stockholm, Sweden, to test our mettle in an exclusive hands-on session in the open-world Wasteland. I survived several hours... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Five Nights At Freddy's 3

    The third in Scott Cawthon's jump-scare extravaganza Five Nights at Freddy's series had a surprise release this week, and we turned the lights off to take a look. There is safety in numbers which is why this Test Chamber is a packed house with Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, Ben Reeves, Wade Wojcik... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – White Night

    With a distinct art style that hinges on elements of film noir and and survival horror coming together, Osume Studio's White Night looks like an intriguing find for adventure/puzzle/horror game lovers. Armed with nothing but a box of matches, the player must delve deep into the secrets of an old... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Dark Forces

    Today is the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Dark Forces! This episode of Replay is a celebration of this groundbreaking release . We discuss its place in history, our thoughts on the series today, and give you the one thing you've always wanted: the back story of assassin droid IG-88 A. Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Clone Troopers – The Story Behind Star Wars: Dark Forces

    This is an expanded version of the Classic GI article that ran in issue #263 of Game Informer. Every kid who grew up loving Star Wars dreamed about piloting an X-Wing or firing a blaster at a group of charging Stormtroopers. Many Star Wars games of the '80s and '90s put players in the cockpit... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of The Storm May Be Your Perfect MOBA

    Well, here we are – I’ve reached level 40 in the Heroes of the Storm closed beta , the current cap. Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre is fast (games last around the 15-20 minute realm), accessible, and a blast with friends, which is a far cry from the rather rickety tech alpha that... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Duelyst

    Counterplay Games' upcoming free-to-play digital collectible card game Duelyst combines style with tactical strategy as players face off and make plays on a grid. While the digital trading card game market is getting more and more popular, Duelyst is striking out with a tactical core that's not... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Tips And Tricks

    Evolve is out in the wild, and players are already honing their monster-hunting/hunter-monstering skills. We've compiled a list of tips to make you a better player. We know from Evolve's beta statistics that the monster and hunters are pretty evenly matched, but sometimes it may not feel that... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Live Show — Dark Souls

    Update: Our episode was a success! Check back soon for an archive. Grind Time: The RPG Live show is back for its monthly episode. This time we're looking at From Software's Souls series. Grind Time is all about sharing our love for RPGs and particular franchises. This Thursday, we'll stream... More
  • Blog Post: The Definitive (But Evolving) List Of New-Gen Remasters

    The PS4 and Xbox One are capable of delivering new and surprising experiences, but some of the best games available for the consoles are the ones you’ve played already. New features, better performance, and improved visuals provide more than enough of a reason to revisit older games, and we’ve... More
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