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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – How Do You Feel About Delays?

    Delays are a part of the industry. Whether publishers decide to aim for more lucrative release windows or developers need more time to polish their games, delays are common occurrence. Today it was announced that Bethesda's horror title, The Evil Within will not arrive until October, and Sony's... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 05/23/2014

    The extended holiday weekend let some people go camping. Fools! For us, the best use of that extra day off is playing games. Most of us will be putting time into Infamous Second Son and Transistor as well as a few other catch-up titles. What about you? Tell us in the comments below. Mike Futter: This... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The Worst Game You've Ever Played?

    Gamers are treated to some of the best titles developers can muster towards the end of a console generation. The Last of Us , BioShock Infinite , and the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V show off what talented creators can do after learning the hardware inside and out. But sometimes, the sterling examples... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Want To Be Able To Download?

    Lately, I have struggled with splitting my time between playing current titles and playing older ones. Too many games exist that I never tried out – either because I wasn’t old enough to hold a controller or because I just didn’t play a title around its release window. Most recently... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Much Kickstarting Is Too Much?

    Tim Schafer and Double Fine launched another Kickstarter today while their previously Kickstarted game is still deep in development. Are you still on board? Double Fine isn’t the only company to go down this route . Brian Fargo’s Inxile Entertainment is still cranking away at Wasteland 2... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Xbox One Or PlayStation 4?

    Back in February we learned a lot, but not all, about Sony's PlayStation 4 . Today we got a similar peek into Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One . We still have a lot to learn come E3, including cost and system versions, but that isn't stopping us from talking about what's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Still Like Your Wii U?

    It's almost been five months since Nintendo launched the Wii U. The system hit with some solid first-party offerings like New Super Mario Bros. U along with ports of popular games like Batman: Arkham City and Assassin's Creed III. Wii U owners haven't had much new to play since the console's... More
  • Blog Post: What Will Make You Switch To Blizzard All-Stars?

    Players of the MOBA/Dota-alike genre are notoriously defensive about their preferred game’s notional superiority. The entire landscape consisted of a handful of titles for years, but more and more games are competing for this enormous player pool every day. What can juggernaut developer/publisher... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Your Go-To Games

    We've reached that horrible time of year, when the holidays suck out your soul and the big games have stopped coming out. What's a person to do in dire times like these? This is the time when you reach back into your collection and pull out that old favorite – that game that you can always... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/7/2012

    It's snowing here in Minneapolis. To most people that means icy roads, itchy scarves, and bad drivers, but to us it's just a great excuse to stay in and play video games. Andrew Reiner: If I don't shoot a handful of endangered animals in Far Cry 3, this weekend is a failure. If you haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/30/12

    With last week’s food-induced comas behind us, it’s time to look onward and see what kind of games we will be spending our time with this weekend. Far Cry 3, Minecraft, Borderlands 2, and The Walking Dead are some of the games that will be getting the most attention this weekend, and don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/16/12

    December is drawing near, so we're all trying to cram in as many of the great games we missed before 2013 rolls around. Halo 4, XCOM, Persona 4 Golden, Dishonored, and advance copies of Far Cry 3 are all at the top of the list. AHL games and car stereos will be second tier priorities. Ben Hanson... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/09/12

    The behemoth that is Halo 4 finally dropped this week, adding to the already large pile of great games to play through. Everything from big releases like Halo 4 to downloadable games like Mark of the Ninja will be getting some attention over the next couple days. What will you be up to this weekend?... More
  • Blog Post: How Meaningful Are Sound Effects To You?

    Halo 4 releases today, and while it’s being praised for things like the combat, the multiplayer, and the graphics, it is also getting an uncommon amount of praise for its sound effects. Sound effects don’t usually garner much attention when compared to most other aspects of a video game,... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/02/12

    Assassin’s Creed III and Need for Speed: Most Wanted both released this week, and both games will be receiving plenty of attention this weekend from the staff. There might also be some time for taking care of babies and dressing up in costumes. How will you be spending your weekend? Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/26/12

    A huge number of Assassin's Creed III copies made their way into the office today, so many of us will be partaking in that adventure over the weekend. Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Lord of the Rings Online, and newborn babies may also fill out our weekend. Andy McNamara: Since Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/19/12

    This will be a diversified weekend for the crew as we tackle just about everything. This weekend the GI staff will be participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon for charity, attempting to teach a baby how to walk, bartending, and pouring even more hours into XCOM and Pokémon. Tim Turi: This weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/12/12

    There were some great games released this week, so we’ll be spending the weekend trying to split our time between as many of them as possible. It’s not all about the new releases though, as a few older games will be getting some weekend lovin' as well. Joe Juba: I downloaded the Mechromancer... More
  • Blog Post: Share Your XCOM War Stories

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been out for a few days now, which means you've probably already trained and lost a handful of beloved soldiers. Come swap your favorite anecdotes with your fellow alien ass-kicking gamers. One of the main draws of XCOM is the personal stories that emerge out of the gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Too Much Crap Came Out Today

    Between retail, digital, and download content, about 50,000 games released today. What is so special about October 9? What happened today? There is good stuff, bad stuff, mediocre stuff, Kinect stuff – you can check out the full list below. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? Is it good to have... More
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