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  • Blog Post: 15 Unexplained Mysteries In The Division

    The Division doesn't feature the most focused narrative, but Ubisoft Massive has built up a fair amount of intrigue surrounding the society-crashing Dollar Flu and what happened to the first wave of Division agents. However, I've run into deeper and much more puzzling questions while plundering... More
  • Blog Post: We Discuss The Division's Contagious Gameplay And Open-World Depth

    This feature was originally published March 9, 2016. Executive editor Andrew Reiner and I spent much of yesterday playing The Division on our live stream . During that time, we got our bearings on the game's various systems, leveling mechanics, and multiplayer. Today, we've regrouped and are... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Character Builds In The Division

    This feature was originally published on March 9, 2016. We’ve spent much of this week diving into Ubisoft’s take on a post-apocalyptic New York City, where a devastating illness has left civil order in ruins. If you’re getting started in exploring the city and leveling up, you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Archive Of Our Full Day Stream Of The Division

    Update: The stream has concluded, but you can check out the archived version below! Original story: Starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. CT and running through 6 p.m CT, Jeff Cork is joining me for a full day of cooperative play in The Division on Game Informer's Twitch& YouTube channels. The show will... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Tips From The Division Devs To Help You Get Some Sweet Loot

    Yesterday, I ventured into New York City (the real one, not the plague-ridden version in The Division) to catch up with two members of The Division team. Producer Tony Sturtzel and game director Terry Spier from Red Storm shared some tips to get the most out of your early hours. We also pried out a secret... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Division’s Dire Tone And By-The-Numbers Combat Are At Odds In The Beta

    It's daylight when I step into the food court. It's a dinky sort of place covered in grime and snow that's fallen through the ceiling window. A few bandits stand near the kitchen, hassling some hostages. I creep across the court, taking cover behind a table. A couple of them are chatting... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With The Division – Fully Updated

    Yesterday, the Xbox One beta for The Division got going, and today sees the launch of the PS4 and PC versions. I’m spending the day exploring Ubisoft’s new shooter, and I’ll be updating this story throughout the day with details. What do you want to learn about? If you don’t have... More
  • Blog Post: Our 10 Most Anticipated Shooters Of 2016

    Last year was an interesting year for the shooter genre, as many titles like Rainbow Six Siege, Star Wars Battlefront, and Evolve left single-player campaigns behind in favor of focusing all the attention on multiplayer. Even though some of the future shooters we're most excited for, like Titanfall... More
  • Blog Post: Five Ways The Division Is Like Destiny, And Nine Ways It’s Not

    Destiny has been a regular gaming destination for many players in the last year and a half, thanks in large part to slotting into a distinct genre that borrows liberally from shooters, MMOs, and open-world RPGs to create something new. Part of its lasting appeal is the social experience and character... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – We Take Back Madison Square Garden In The Division

    Since The Division was first announced nearly three years ago, Tom Clancy and shooter fans alike have been eagerly awaiting to experience its version of post-apocalyptic New York City. With the release date approaching, and hype ramping up, Matthew Bertz and I take a look at one of the early missions... More
  • Blog Post: Say Goodbye To Your Free Time, These Are The Open World Games Of E3 2015

    Besides yarn , one of the biggest trends at E3 this year was open world gaming. Open worlds fulfill the next-gen promises of player freedom and a seamless melding of exploration, combat, and narrative. This year we have robot dragons, post-nuclear Boston, and a dictator's picturesque island paradise... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With The Division's Dark Zone

    As The Division's early 2016 release date approaches, Ubisoft is granting hands-on access with the game for the first time. While nearly all of The Divison is PvE co-op, the newly revealed Dark Zone blends in PvP elements as well. It's designed for endgame play, hosting some of the best loot... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Ubisoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

    There weren't many surprises, but Ubisoft had a lot to show off with this year's E3 press conference. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard and Bryan Vore absorbed the show in its entirety and were ready to talk about Assassin's Creed Unity, Rainbow Six: Seige, Aisha Tyler, and much more in this... More
  • Blog Post: Wanted: System Sellers

    Last week I spoke with several friends who are console owners, but not the sort who wait in lines outside of retailers to buy new systems on day one. The talk inevitably shifted to my impressions of the game lineups for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. They aren't jumping at the prospect of laying... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    To spare you an hour of executives reading scripts and Aisha Tyler trying her hardest to be entertaining, we wanted to share our gut-reaction impressions of Ubisoft's E3 2013 press conference. Game Informer's Kim Wallace and Kyle Hilliard were slightly underwhelmed, but some interesting game... More
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