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  • Blog Post: Chronicles – Diving Into Dark Souls II's Crown Of The Old Iron King DLC

    Update: Dark Souls II's second DLC pack, The Crown of the Old Iron King, is out now, so we're diving into the new adventure completely blind. What could go wrong? Original Story: The story isn't always done when the credits start to roll. Sometimes there's a wealth of optional content... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tales Of Xillia 2

    Tales of Xillia 2 hits store shelves today. What better time to see the game in action? Bandai Namco has delighted RPG fans over the years with its charming Tales series. Tales of Xillia 2 picks up a year after the events of the first game , letting you see how the worlds and characters have grown. New... More
  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Action Games Of The Generation

    The last console generation was packed with some of the greatest action games of all time. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4's life cycles were longer than any consoles before them, allowing developers to become more familiar with the powerful tech and deliver better and better games. Imaginative new... More
  • Blog Post: Great Mechanics From Not-So-Great Games

    Not every video game is a winner. Sometimes a game just doesn’t fully come together for myriad reasons, but that doesn’t mean the designers didn’t have some good ideas. These are examples of creative mechanics, features, or ideas that made it into games where the total package fell... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games

    When the PlayStation 3 launched in November of 2006, some gamers wondered whether Sony's system would be able to catch up to the Xbox 360's one-year head start. However, even at a higher price point, the PS3 gained traction. Years later, it even overtook the 360 in worldwide sales. Of course... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – One Piece: Unlimited World Red

    One Piece: Unlimited World Red is Bandai Namco's new action game based on a Japanese anime, which was based on a manga of the same name. Now it's a Test Chamber. One Piece really has no limits. I'm going to be honest with you. We don't know a lot about the show, and that means this might... More
  • Blog Post: Kingdom Hearts III Co-Director Teases What's To Come

    Square Enix is extra secretive with its coveted Kingdom Hearts franchise, but we were able to interview co-director Tai Yasue, who's currently working on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. The collection includes the Final Mix for Kingdom Hearts II and Birth By Sleep, on top of updated cutscenes from Re... 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: Five Other Kart Racers Worth A Few Laps

    There was a time when the kart racer was required bullet point on the resume of every mascot or franchise that happened to exist in the world of video games. You weren’t a true video game character unless you also spent some time racing around in a circle in a tiny car. Additionally, if there was... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Key Moments From This Week's Big Trailers

    The previous week showcased a surprising number of big trailers for big games, and we've pulled key moments from a few of them. Hulk parallel parks in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes The latest trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is surprisingly serious. It shows members of The... 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: A Late Adopter's Guide To The PlayStation 3

    Some gamers don’t adopt new hardware when it first becomes available. There can be a lot of advantages to waiting to buy a new console. Not only is the hardware cheaper, but there is a greater wealth of content to explore. Sony’s PlayStation 3 doesn’t just play games; this entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Learning The Origami Killer’s Identity In Heavy Rain

    Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Heavy Rain. Some of the moment-to-moment interactions and voice acting in Heavy Rain are iffy – if not painful – but I still find the overall story and mystery intriguing. For me, a defining moment in Heavy Rain is finally learning the Origami... More
  • Blog Post: 5 Things That Make A Huge Difference In Dark Souls II PC

    Dark Souls II releases for PC on April 25. The question on everyone’s mind is what sort of port this will be, especially in light of the original Dark Souls PC version. While we’ll have to wait until release day for our formal assessment, here are some of the key details you’ll want... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Through The Years

    From its beginnings in 1987, Metal Gear has gone through a huge number of changes, but there are some aspects of the game that have remained constant throughout. Snake is always performing a stealth mission, and he always has back-up – even if they can't be there with him on the field. In this... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Is Not Difficult

    Have a discussion about Dark Souls II, and the conversation immediately turns to talk regarding how the game caters to a hardcore audience where elitism runs rampant and “git gud” is the solution to overcoming any challenges a player may be facing. While the game’s unforgiving death... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber - Dark Souls II

    Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, and Jason Oestreicher as they play through the beginning of Dark Souls II, reveal a few secrets, discuss the 9.75 review score, and talk about the game and some of the significant changes in Dark Souls II. In this video, discover the use for the Petrified Something starting... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream - Dark Souls II & Titanfall

    UPDATE - It's over! But you can check out the full archive down below. On March 11 we've got a blockbuster livestream double feature with Dark Souls II (You can check out our review at 12 EST tonight!) and Titanfall ( And why we don’t have a review up just yet ). Come watch as we die over... More
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