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  • Blog Post: The Orchestrator Of The Fake Super Smash Bros. Rayman Leak Tells Us Why He Did It

    Fake leaks and falsified video game documents appear online every day, but Omni Jacala's fake Super Smash Bros. Rayman leak is a cut above the rest. The attention to detail and amount of original artwork created fooled many. Even in retrospect, it's hard to distinguish Jacala's work from... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Super Smash Bros. Fighter Hopefuls We're Disappointed Didn't Make The Cut

    Since the beginning of 2012, we've written three different features about who we want to see in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U. Some of our hopes found fruition – most did not. These are the characters we wanted to see that we're most disappointed don't appear in the game. Shortly... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why I Don't Want To Collect Things Anymore

    Whether it was Mario collecting coins for points, Banjo collecting musical notes to progress, or Rayman hover-jumping at that lum that was just out of reach, collecting has been one of most-common mechanics in video games. While there will always be a place for coins, fruits, and various power crystals... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Rayman Legends Demo

    Rayman Legends isn't releasing until February 26, but Ubisoft was nice enough to send out a free demo to everyone who has a Wii U. Myself, Reiner, and intern Mike Mahardy played through all three levels the demo had to offer, which included the very awesome music/rhythm based level featuring a bizarre... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels That Nailed It

    There are good games with good sequels, and then there are good games with phenomenal sequels. You know, the sequels that if you want to introduce your friend to the franchise, you will tell them that they can skip right to the second game. It's no easy task, but these are some of the most memorable... More
  • Blog Post: Rayman Legends Video Preview - Beyond A Wii U Novelty

    One of the most delightful surprises for platformer fans last year was the release of Rayman Origins, and this year at E3 2012 Ubisoft lifted the veil on the direct sequel: Rayman Legends. While Ubisoft was only showing off the new features that the Wii U version offers, it would be shocking if this... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: EA/Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    While some are certainly more entertaining than others, there's always a lot to talk about after an E3 press conference wraps up. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard and Matthew Kato discuss the games and highlights of the press conferences from EA and Ubisoft in this video recap. Medal of Honor, SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: The Completionist: Chasing The Final Skull Tooth In Rayman

    Rayman Origins is both my favorite platformer of the year and one of my top games of the year. I love it so much, that I've taken my time grabbing up all of the collectibles it has to offer. But one final prize has escaped my grasp...until now. Completionist host Matt Miller joins me on this episode... More
  • Blog Post: Ubi Uncensored: The History Of Ubisoft By The People Who Wrote It

    Over the course of the last two and a half decades, Ubisoft has grown from a meager distributor finding its footing in the gray market to a publishing powerhouse responsible for some of the most popular franchises in video games. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, we spoke with its key power brokers... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Rayman

    Rayman Origins has been on the shelves for a bit now, and gamers ( including us ) seem to be loving it. Ubisoft's odd character first debuted over 15 years ago as a launch title for the PSone. On this episode of Replay, we take a look back to see if the game is as gorgeous and fun as many gamers... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Rayman Origins

    NOVEMBER 15 IS A TERRIBLE RELEASE DATE FOR RAYMAN ORIGINS. With that complaint out of the way, please join Reiner and I as we do our best to make sure you don't completely miss out on this gorgeous, charming new platformer from Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel. In this 15 minutes of footage... More
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