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  • Blog Post: Dissecting The Horror Of The Evil Within's New Gameplay

    As part of our October cover story on the past and future of horror games , Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner played through and wrote extensively about the first five chapters of The Evil Within. You can learn more about the game from its creator Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame , or you... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Games Of TGS 2014

    With all of the strange happenings on the show floor, it can be easy to forget that video games are still the stars of TGS. During our time at the show, we saw a lot of cool stuff from talented developers, but these are the titles that got us most excited for the future. Several games you might expect... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Evil Corporations In Video Games

    There are a lot of corporations in the world that fail to look out for the best interests of the global population, but some video game corporations truly excel at screwing up the environment and everyone who lives in it. We rounded up the worst of the lot; here are 10 video game corporations that are... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Resident Evil

    Update : We don't usually release our blooper videos, but we made it a good way into this episode and figured we would share this bonus 15 episode of our Resident Evil Super Replay with all of you. Our original plan was to play through the Resident Evil Zero missions in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles... More
  • Blog Post: Should The Term "Survival Horror" Die?

    I’ve always considered myself a big survival-horror fan, but the more I thought about it, the less I understand what the term “survival horror” even means – especially in this day and age. I had a conversation with Game Informer’s resident horror expert Tim Turi to find... More
  • Blog Post: Gilbert Gottfried Voices Our Favorite Video Games

    If you’ve seen Aladdin , remember the Aflac duck, or are a fan of comedy in general, then you’re familiar with the squawking voice of Gilbert Gottfried. The legendary comic has reprised his role as the annoying parrot Iago in Kingdom Hearts games, but we’ve always wanted to hear his... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... 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: Does Resident Evil Stand The Test Of Time?

    Even though we have just entered a new console generation with brand new experiences, every so often our thoughts turn to the games of our past. These formative experiences shaped who we are as gamers today, and sometimes we remember things just a little bit more favorably than we actually experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom And Universal Studios Talk Real Life Resident Evil

    Before survival horror games existed, haunted houses kept our hearts pounding at a mile a minute. Now, modern haunted houses are taking cues from video games. Last year Universal Studio’s based one of its Halloween Horror Night houses on the Silent Hill franchise. This year the studio is blowing... More
  • Blog Post: Road To Extinction: Where Zombie Games Are Heading

    Zombies are popular . Brad Pitt is battling waves of them in World War Z , Dead Rising 3 is one of the Xbox One’s main selling points, and The Walking Dead franchise is succeeding in comics, television, and games . State of Decay has become the fastest-selling XBLA game of all time, the creator... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 1/11/13

    We made a substantial dent during the holiday break in our collective back logs, but it wasn't enough! This weekend we're still playing catch-up on all the amazing games from 2012. Reiner: For fear of the flu, I'm not going to visit the outside world this weekend. Kelly and I are going to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Resident Evil 0

    Capcom's legendary survival horror series initially manifested on the PlayStation, but its glory days burned hot on the GameCube. Shortly after the phenomenal Resident Evil remake, Capcom hit fans with a prequel starring S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team medic, Rebecca Chambers. Join Andrew Reiner, Benjamin... 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: Added Thrills: How Focusing On Action Affects Franchises

    Many major franchises evolve dramatically during their lifetime. Sometimes changes are made to bring in new fans or adapt gameplay mechanics for modern palates. Occasionally, it’s accompanied by accusations of “dumbing down” the formula. Resident Evil began as a survival horror trailblazer... More
  • Blog Post: Would You Vote For Any Of These Video Game Presidents?

    Today America voted for its next President. Is it too late to change our vote to one of these five video game presidents? Which of these fictional Commander-in-Chiefs would you vote for? President Adam Benford from Resident Evil 6 Political History : President Benford, A.K.A. President Evil, is close... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Terrifying Enemies In Gaming

    Halloween just passed , but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop losing some sleep by terrorizing yourself with various forms of scary media just yet. What better way is there to scare yourself than playing a video game with terrifying enemies? These are some of the most terrifying enemies... More
  • Blog Post: The Endless Horde: Zombie Games And Why I'll Always Love Them

    I have this notebook that I used to write in as a kid filled with possible game ideas. My young brain imagined a Zelda RTS with eight factions, and a 3D platformer featuring a beaver named Reggie Crenshaw. Every so often, one of my crazy ideas would be crossed off when a real developer decided to actually... More
  • Blog Post: Why I’m Excited For The Resident Evil 6 Camera Update

    Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 6 will be receiving an update that unlocks Ada’s campaign from the beginning of the game, adds a harder difficulty, and allows players to adjust the camera distance. I enjoyed Resident Evil 6 quite a bit, despite what others criticized as too-close-for... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Invaluable Gaming Items & Abilities

    Many games give you tons of weapons or endow you with more abilities than Inspector Gadget. But there are a few potent abilities and items that stand out from the pack. From shape-shifting vampire powers to the common bottle, these are ten items and abilities that permanently change the way you play... More
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