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  • Blog Post: Ranking Every Game In The Super Mario Series

    With the Super Mario series celebrating its 30th anniversary last month, there was a lot of discussion around the Game Informer office regarding our favorite Mario memories. While several of us have been enjoying creating our own levels in Super Mario Maker , nothing quite compares to a Super Mario game... More
  • Blog Post: Kyle Hilliard's Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    I’m sure many of our lists will feature broad open worlds and RPGs full of choices and alternate player-driven directions, but I have always been a fan of the more curated experience – the one that has been designed with a specific goal in mind that the player must accomplish. I love exploring... More
  • Blog Post: Ben Hanson's Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    Back in July we published a list of some of the greatest developers in our industry sharing their favorite games from the last generation . Ever since then I've been trying to lock down my personal list. There's the oddball choices like Mushroom Wars or Driver: San Francisco that might have made... More
  • Blog Post: Matt Helgeson's Top Five Game Of The Last Generation

    It was the longest console generation in history, beginning with the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005 and generally ending in the fall of last year. Looking back, it also may have been the best. With three successful consoles, there were more games than ever before, and console game designers finally... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Discussing The Best Wii Games Of All Time

    Nintendo has abandoned the Wii, fully embracing its future the Wii U. The console may not have been beloved by all gamers, but there were some undeniably fantastic games that released for the system. We counted down a full list of of 25 best Wii games in the latest issue of the magazine , but for the... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Super Mario Galaxy

    With the recent release of Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo fans are up to their ears once again in fire flowers, Goombas, and Koopa Troopas. Many of us have been having a blast with the game, and it made us remember how incredible Super Mario Galaxy was when it released in 2007. Considering its level... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games That Did Motion Control Right

    After the immediate success of the Nintendo Wii, the industry was seemingly obsessed with motion control for a few brief years. Sony immediately shoehorned motion control into the Sixaxis, and later introduced the Move controller. Microsoft introduced their own version of motion control in the form of... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Your Backlog: This Console Generation's Infamous Release Weeks

    A special kind of anxiety accompanies being a gamer. Every once in a while a week like this one comes along when there is an excess of good games to play such as Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It’s not a bad problem to have, but it can make our back logs more intimidating. No matter their... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto On Mario Galaxy 2, More

    Last week, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto received a BAFTA fellowship award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Miyamoto, as you’re certainly aware, has created some of gaming’s most iconic characters and franchises, including Super Mario Bros. and the Legend of Zelda... More
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