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  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 - LittleBigPlanet 3

    Picking a game to champion for our Top 50 Challenge was easy; I knew it had to be Sumo Digital's charming platformer LittleBigPlanet 3. As a long time fan of the LittleBigPlanet series, I was worried when it was announced that Sumo Digital was taking over the series for Media Molecule. Thankfully... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Bugs Happen, Broken Games Shouldn’t

    While 2014 has seen its share of delays, we certainly have no shortage of games available this holiday season. Unfortunately, in the flood of releases, multiple titles have simply not worked at launch. The relationship between a consumer and a game changes when launch day arrives. The long period represented... More
  • Blog Post: The DualShock 4 Is The PlayStation 4's Achilles Heel

    Nearly a year into the console generation, the PlayStation 4 has proven to be a strong rebound console for Sony, outpacing its nearest rival at nearly a two-to-one clip. This is a much better start than the PS3 had, which alienated consumers with sticker shock early on and proved to be a finicky platform... More
  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With PlayStation TV

    Today sees the release of Sony’s PlayStation TV. The tiny system (about the size of a wallet) allows access to a broad variety of PlayStation content, but as of launch, it certainly isn’t the entertainment all-in-one package some might hope it could one day become. Limited access to older... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Vib-Ribbon

    Released exclusively in Japan and Europe on Dec. 12 1999, Vib-Ribbon for the PS1 is a bizarre entry into the pre-Guitar Hero music-rhythm genre. Tim Turi guides the rabbit heroine Vibri through a myriad of 2D obstacles, proving his sense of rhythm once and for all (after a few tries). Host Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Beginner’s Tips For Shadow Of Mordor

    Today gamers are finally getting their hands on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Starting any new game is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming – especially if you are the type who is haunted by the sense that you are doing something wrong. We’re here to help. We’ve finished Talion’s... More
  • Blog Post: Gaikai Talks PlayStation Now

    We recently spoke with Gaikai CEO David Perry about all things PlayStation Now. The longtime developer joined the cloud-gaming company in 2009 and in 2012 Sony acquired it to form the core of PlayStation Now. Check out our interview as we touch on signing with Sony, remote play, what it takes to get... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Ico

    Ico is one of the titles most commonly used in the "games as art" debate, but regardless of your opinion on that issue, you can appreciate this mysterious and charming adventure. What starts as a simple puzzle game evolves into a memorable journey unlike anything else in gaming. You control... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4's Indie Exclusives List

    Since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Sony has made a strong play towards recruiting high-profile independent developers to the console. From giving games like Mercenary Kings and Entwined showcases at E3 press conferences to a program that allows indies to self-publish without a deal with a larger... More
  • Blog Post: Bonus Replay – Crash Team Racing

    It is a bright, new day for Replay. After outsmarting the Replay staff (and sneaking into Game Informer's office in the middle of the night), interns Harry Mackin, Dimitri Gedevanishvili, and Wayne Stainrook have taken over Replay, and we're doing things our way. The first Replay of the new regime... More
  • Blog Post: Why Isn't Media Molecule Just Making Tearaway 2?

    If you haven’t played Tearaway on the Vita , it’s a clever little platformer, and it looks like the new PS4 version – Tearaway Unfolded – will be well worth your time. If you have played the Vita version, Media Molecule has revamped the game to such an extreme degree that in many... 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: Test Chamber — The Last of Us Remastered Edition

    Last year, Naughty Dog released The Last of Us, a post-apocalyptic survival game that didn't pull any punches. Not only was the game's crafting system and combat were highly engrossing, but it's story still resonates with players even a year later. Not surprisingly, this survival tale looks... 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: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Sony’s PlayStation Now Beta Pricing Is Overly Expensive

    At E3, Sony announced that PlayStation Now will be going into open beta later this summer. Since then, users in the closed beta have noticed some changes, namely that there are prices associated with content rentals now. The problem is that the cost for renting games doesn’t make much sense. Before... 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: E3 Rivals: Oculus Rift Vs. Project Morpheus

    It's a weird sight to behold in the year 2014, but VR fever has swept E3. Both Sony's Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift have large demo areas set up to experience their competing take on what they hope is the future of interactive entertainment. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Mike Futter... More
  • Blog Post: Two GI Editors Discuss VR And Project Morpheus

    Sony surprised gamers at GDC when it revealed Morpheus, a VR headset that the company hopes will compete with Oculus Rift. Game Informer editors Kimberley Wallace and Jeff Marchiafava tried out the new peripheral and discuss their first VR experiences, along with what impact they think Morpheus will... More
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