www.GameInformer.com
Switch Lights

The lights are on

  • 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: The Three Types Of Games That Keep Me Coming Back

    I have a habit of loving certain video games too much. They grab me and don’t let go, to the point where I stay with one too long and ignore other games that I’ve bought and want to play. You may be in the same boat as me. Most of the times I love the game I’m playing, but after a certain... 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: Opinion – The Importance Of Replaying Our Favorites

    Long before Steam sales and mail-order game rentals, we were limited to playing the games we owned. Sure, an occasional trip to a Blockbuster or its ilk spiced things up, but we were largely bound to our libraries (which were hopefully filled with solid games). Compared to the past, social networks and... 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: The Top 10 Weird But Useful Items In Video Games

    Video game developers have always been able to imagine up unique and iconic items. Sometimes they make sense, like the Buster Sword or Spartan Armor. But there are also many items that are just weird and inexplicable. These are some of the strangest but most useful items found in video games. 10. Stunkz... 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: 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: The Strange And Compulsive Habits Of Gamers

    Most gamers instinctively do something inexplicable while playing games. Some will spend hours managing their inventory in an RPG, as if placing a fire staff next to a book will actually cause a house fire. Others need to find every collectible or open every treasure chest in a game, even when they’re... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Creepiest Masks In Video Games

    Masks serve many functions in video games. Sometimes they’re just used to change a character’s appearance, and sometimes they bestow bonuses or trigger transformations. It’s undeniable, however, that some of the best or most memorable masks are also pretty creepy. Whether it’s... 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: First Impressions Of X/Y From A Pokémon Newcomer

    When I was in ninth grade in 1998, I remember a few kids that would sit in class before the bell rang and play Pokémon Red and Blue on their Game Boys. Despite owning the console, the thought of playing a Pokémon game never crossed my mind. I was never a big fan of JRPGs (especially back... More
  • Blog Post: A Collection Of Pokémon-Free Monster Catching Games

    The Pokémon series has tasked us with catching them all since its inception in the ‘90s, a tradition that continues with the solid Pokémon X and Y entries . Hunting down critters that also fight for you can be an enthralling prospect, so much so that some diehard fans of the mechanic... 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: Latest 'Iwata Asks' Digs Into New Pokémon

    Nintendo's "Iwata Asks" features have long been a great resource of information for fans of old-school games and people who are interested in learning more about recent Nintendo releases. In the latest installment, Nintendo's CEO and president sits down with two of the people behind... 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: Analyzing The New Mega Pokémon

    Nintendo has revealed the new Mega evolution forms featured in Pokémon X and Y. Are these new forms really mega or just meh? Game Informer's resident Pokémon analyst offers his expert insight. Pokémon Blue was the first and last installment I've played in Nintendo's slave... More
  • Blog Post: The New Features Of Pokémon X & Y

    As the first mainline Pokemon game for the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon X & Y is a good place to jump into the series. Game Informer interns Liz Lanier and Matt Akers have been fans of the series for a while, and reviews editor Joe Juba has dabbled in an entry or two along the way. Watch the video below... More
Page 1 of 3 (42 items) 123