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  • Blog Post: The Top Ten Throws

    Throwing characters and objects in games is immensely entertaining. Throws can be humorous, destructive, preposterous, and epic all at once. We’ve tossed together this list of the top 10 throws in gaming, highlighting the diverse and most impactful ones. As long as a character or object is moved... More
  • Blog Post: What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

    Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature. Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Super Smash Bros.

    Super Smash Bros. has finally returned, and as you may have read, it's pretty darned good . To mark this occasion, the Replay crew decided to set their clocks back to 1999 and check out the original Nintendo 64 game that started it all. Have the visuals aged well? Is it still fun? Will the editors... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Super Smash Bros. Characters

    The Smash Bros. series has always pulled together a diverse roster of characters, and Super Smash Bros. is no different. While rumors continue to surface of potential additions, Nintendo has already confirmed a host of newcomers. How will they stack up to the series' veterans? Let's find out... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Nintendo's E3 2014 Press Conference

    For the second year in a row, Nintendo has opted out of the traditional E3 press conference. On Tuesday morning, Nintendo unveiled its new "Nintendo Digital Event" pre-made video and it contained plenty of announcements. Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard met up in an L.A. hotel... More
  • Blog Post: Game Ideas That Were Crazy Enough To Work

    PopCap latest installment in its Plants vs. Zombies franchise was a bit unorthodox, to say the least. Rather than follow up with yet another dose of reliable lawn-defense action, the studio decided to create an action-packed shooter, in the style of a Battlefield or Call of Duty. It’s just the... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: The Pillars of eSports

    Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Editors Set Guinness World Record

    Earlier this year, a copy of Guinness World Records 2011: Gamer’s Edition showed up at our office. I spent some time flipping through its pages, amused at records for high scores in Donkey Konga and minigames from Zelda. As I continued reading it, I started thinking about getting in the book myself... More
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