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  • Blog Post: 6 Non-Christmas Games To Play Over Christmas Break

    Plenty of games feature holiday-themed levels, but it takes a special balance to inspire that warm, vaguely festive feeling without making the game about yuletide. Here are some you should play to get the most out of your time off without sacrificing that fuzzy feeling. Batman: Arkham Origins The Caped... More
  • Blog Post: Six Fictional Locations I'd Like To Explore With Far Cry Mechanics

    Far Cry’s open worlds have, to date, all been incredibly interesting to explore. Full of wildlife and increasing amounts of verticality as the series moves forward, Far Cry’s open worlds feel dense and alive. Far Cry 2, 3, and 4 were all inspired by real world locations, but as Blood Dragon... More
  • Blog Post: Four Teaser Trailers That Did Exactly What They Were Supposed To

    With the Star Wars teaser trailer continuing to make the rounds online ( and being mercilessly spoofed ), it prompts me to think of some of the teasers for video games I am most excited to learn more about. These are the recent teasers that drip-fed just the right amount of information to make me excited... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games You Can Use To Experience The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

    The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has taken over the Internet – but why keep watching it when you could (sort of) relive it? The teaser is basically made up of seven distinct scenes, many of which will be familiar to gamers if you really stretch your imagination. The obvious answer to recreating... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Collectibles

    Alongside the impressive cosplay and general spectacle of Comic Con, there was also an impressive collection of collectibles and figures. For more on Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura's takes on Batman, head here . More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Star Wars Video Games Feature And Review Round-Up

    It's May 4, which means today offers a slightly better reason than any other day to celebrate everything Star Wars. To commemorate the occasion, I have put together a round-up of reviews and features covering Star Wars video games as they have appeared on our website and in the magazine over many... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Star Wars Easter Eggs And References

    The Star Wars franchise has had a tremendous influence on pop culture, and games are no exception. Game developers have been inserting references including character nods and memorable lines from the movies over the past several decades. Here are a few of our favorite Star Wars references in video games... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games We Don’t Mind Seeing Ejected From Star Wars Canon

    To the anger of some and the delight of others , Lucasfilm recently clarified that Expanded Universe Star Wars fiction – video games included – is no longer considered canon . There are some fantastic novels, comics, and video games where seeing them no longer considered canon is a disappointment... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Losing The Star Wars Expanded Universe Isn’t Bad

    Like many people, I absolutely loved the original Star Wars films. I was so enthralled by the universe that George Lucas created that I wanted more of it, and that’s how I stumbled into the Expanded Universe. The continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker, not to mention other characters from the... More
  • Blog Post: Remembering LucasArts One Year Later

    Just one year ago today, the gaming industry lost one of its oldest and most respected publishers. On April 3, 2013, we broke the story that LucasArts had been shut down. What followed throughout the day were calls and emails to many well-known developers who had worked with the publisher throughout... More
  • Blog Post: Oscar Nominated Films And Their Video Game Adaptations

    The Oscars are considered the most prestigious of all film awards. Every year, the films that win and are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture are considered the best of the best. Some of those movies (a surprising amount, in fact) have had video games based on them. Do these games live up... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

    When I was constructing my Fall of the Empire editorial, I spent many days and nights looking back at LucasArts' catalog of games, fondly remember the hits and cringing at the mountain of missteps made by this studio. The research I did for the canceled title Star Wars: 1313 led me into Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Fall Of The Empire: How Inner Turmoil Brought Down LucasArts

    [This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #250] Like a farm boy looking contemplatively upon two suns, in 2004 LucasArts was searching for answers and ways to right a video game business in disarray. Although Star Wars fans were pleased with several of the studio’s latest endeavors... More
  • Blog Post: The Big Decisions Of Destiny's Development

    With around 500 developers now working on the project, Destiny has ballooned to become one of the largest projects in game development history. Technical art director Ryan Ellis was there from the beginning. As one of the first people assigned to the top secret "Destiny" game at Bungie, Ellis... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Tapping Isn't The Same As Playing

    In recent years, mobile and tablet gaming has obviously exploded in popularity. With developers finding smart ways to utilize touchscreens, the quality of these titles has steadily risen in conjunction with the vast quantity of them. I’ve greatly enjoyed many iPhone games, including Hero Academy... More
  • Blog Post: The Surprising Evolution Of Destiny's Art

    Throughout the next month, we're going to be rolling out exclusive videos and articles to coincide with our January cover reveal of Bungie's Destiny . We're starting with the beginning, back when art director Christopher Barrett and his team of talented artists were sketching rough ideas... More
  • Blog Post: The Empire Strikes Bux: How Tiny Death Star Robbed Me

    I tried getting into NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower back when multiple Game Informer editors were breathlessly ranting about their miniature enterprises. Something about the free-to-play, microtransaction-focused formula didn’t click with me. Open up new shops, stock products, and give the tiny Bitizens... More
  • Blog Post: Five Franchises Telltale Games Should Do Next

    If you’ve played either The Walking Dead or the first episode of The Wolf Among Us, you know that Telltale Games has honed in on a formula for presenting narrative games in a way that is exciting, accessible, and emotionally powerful. Here are my picks for five other beloved franchises I’d... More
  • Blog Post: The Lightsaber – Looking Back At A Star Wars Icon In Video Games

    This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster – an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars It all started on May 25, 1977, when the box-office release of Star Wars sent adolescent star dreamers across the globe into a frenzy of science... More
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