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  • Blog Post: Pokémon’s Developers On Virtual Console Absences, Twitch, And Super Smash Bros.

    We had a chance to speak with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori recently, and decided to ask them general questions about the Pokémon series. Masuda has been with the Pokémon series since Blue and Red and served as a director... 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: Wish List – Pokémon Snap 2

    Since the series’ debut almost 20 years ago, Pokémon has cemented itself as a global phenomenon – so much so that Japan has made some fan-favorite Pocket Monsters mascots for its 2014 FIFA World Cup team . Known not only for their exploits dueling each other at the hands of their respective... More
  • Blog Post: 23 Of The Weirdest Pokémon

    The world of Pokémon is a strange land full of even stranger creatures, but some stand out among the others. Whether it’s because of their design, their name, or because they’re just unfathomably bizarre, some Pokémon just seem to have a little less creativity fueling their... More
  • Blog Post: An Interview With The Mind Behind Twitch Plays Pokémon

    In February , a stream appeared on Twitch where viewers and commenters had total control of a playthrough of Pokémon Red. By typing words like up, down, left, right, a, b, and start in the chat room, commenters submitted more than 122,000,000 commands to finally beat the game over the course of... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – What Games Could Twitch Play Next?

    The success of Twitch Plays Pokémon might turn out to be an isolated phenomenon, but if it does turn out there is a market for crowd-played games, what other titles could work? The popular one often recommended by the Internet, partly in jest, is Dark Souls. If we’re really thinking it through... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Pokémon X & Y

    [This feature originally appeared abridged in Game Informer issue #250.] The latest core entry in the Pokémon franchise is the biggest step forward the series has taken in many years . It's a huge game with a newly realized 3D world and 3D Pokémon, and it's full of mystery in both... 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: Nintendo’s Missed Virtual Console Opportunities

    Nintendo has one of video games’ most impressive backlogs, but it is missing a lot of golden opportunities with its Virtual Console. Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 was Mario’s first 3D platforming adventure, and set a standard for the genre for years to come, but ahead... More
  • Blog Post: 12 Reasons Pokémon And Mega Man X Exist In The Same Universe

    The history of the Pokémon universe is mysterious. It’s full of magical creatures and wars that no one seems willing to explain in more detail. We may never know more about Pokémon’s history, but I have a pretty good guess about what will happen in its future, and it involves... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon X & Y Beginner's Guide

    Pokémon X & Y is an excellent starting point for people who have never played a Pokémon game and players who haven’t touched the series in awhile. It’s also great for lifelong trainers, but they already know what they’re doing. This beginner's guide gives you a... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst Artificial Barriers In Video Games

    Even the most open-world experiences in video games must restrict the player in some way. If you could go everywhere right away, what would be the point of progressing? Sometimes a barrier makes sense, like a locked door in need of a key, or a wall too high to climb. More often though, you have to suspend... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Company International Plays X And Y Close To The Chest

    We just found out about Pokémon X and Y this morning, but Pokémon company international is already out and about answering questions… sort of. We asked J.C. Smith, the director of consumer marketing for the Pokémon company international, about the gameplay, the graphics, how... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon's Burning Questions

    What’s really going in inside of a Pokéball? Can humans eat Rare Candy? Is everyone in the world of Pokémon a vegetarian? We asked Pokémon Black and White 2’s director and producer all the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to. Takao Unno has been with Gamefreak... More
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