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  • Blog Post: The Best Open World Games

    Part of the thrill of gaming is being able to step into imaginative worlds that let us make our own marks in them. In an instant, we can be transported to virtually anywhere, such as places in history or fantastical lands. Therefore, we thought we'd celebrate some of the best, as we look forward... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Creepiest Masks In Video Games

    Masks serve many functions in video games. Sometimes they’re just used to change a character’s appearance, and sometimes they bestow bonuses or trigger transformations. It’s undeniable, however, that some of the best or most memorable masks are also pretty creepy. Whether it’s... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Bethesda

    I push past the dark environs of the prison dungeons through the barred door and emerge into the sunlight. A river stretches out in either direction to my sides, and on the far side of the water ruined arches of an ancient building beckon. In the distance, the mountains promise even more adventure. And... More
  • Blog Post: Time Sinks – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    There's often something undefinable about the games that we truly love; a quality that isn't captured by logic. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is on many gamers' lists of favorite games, and like me, you've likely spent a great amount of time doing any number of things in Skyrim's world... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get A Pet Dog In Skyrim

    A wife or husband is all well and good , but sometimes you just want the unwavering affection of a canine companion. Skyrim includes a number of wild wolves and foxes, but you have to know just where to look if you want to find one of the hardy and loyal domesticated dogs of the region. We’ll show... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Skyrim Like A Professional

    Playing video games for a living allows you to hone your skills in ways most players will never achieve. In this feature I'll give you some invaluable tips to help you play Skyrim more like a professional. Below you'll find a list of some of the tricky situations you may encounter in Skyrim ... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    As hardcore Bethesda fans, Reiner and I have been eager to check out the developer's latest epic, open-world fantasy ever since it appeared on our cover at the start of the year. Skyrim is finally here, and we've been whittling away hours in its massive landscape. Join us for a brief tour. In... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Started In Skyrim

    Skyrim is an incredibly large and complex game. How big is it? We’ll leave that for you to figure out. However, the game has so much to do that you can easily get overwhelmed, especially in the first five to ten hours. After multiple Game Informer editors spent dozens of hours apiece in the game... More
  • Blog Post: Notch And Todd Howard: The One-On-One Interview

    A month ago I started thinking about video opportunities that would be available at E3 2011. When considering what I would most like to see, the far-fetched idea of Minecraft's creator (Notch) sitting down and interviewing Bethesda's game director (Todd Howard) immediately sprang to mind. In... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim: Building Better Combat

    In game development, the visual improvements, non-player character AI tweaks, and new storytelling philosophies are all for naught if the base activity the player performs the most frequently is uninteresting or unrefined. In the case of an action role-playing game like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, those... More
  • Blog Post: The Elder Scrolls V Desktop Wallpapers

    We've been rolling out as much information as we can about Bethesda's new role-playing game throughout this month, and our readers seem to be as excited as we are about the potential of this great-looking title. As a little thank you for following our coverage throughout the month, we've... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts

    Many aspects of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will feel familiar to longtime fans. The exploration of a vast open world, first-person combat, and interacting systems of melee, magic, and stealth are all tent pole ideas within the franchise. However, Skyrim introduces something new into the gameplay mix... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim: The Time-Lapse Video

    Concept art plays a key role in designing games, helping studios visualize and craft the world before it ever gets put into code. As development continues, the art team continues to refine the aesthetics of the world and its characters, providing images to inspire the team and the outside world alike... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim: Secrets Of The Wall

    Last week, we revealed how the back cover of Game Informer's February issue held the keys to understanding the teaser trailer. But what about the incredibly detailed wall over which the camera pans in that video? The zoomed-in glimpses you see within the trailer are more than they may first appear... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated Xbox 360 Games of 2011

    Outside of Gears of War 3 and Forza 4, Microsoft hasn't announced any noteworthy Xbox 360 exclusives for 2011, but that doesn't mean the system is lacking in heavy hitters. While we patiently wait for some new announcements, there are enough cross-platform blockbusters to keep you glued to your... More
  • Blog Post: Decrypting The Elder Scrolls

    In light of our upcoming cover story on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, we take a look back at the storyline and development of the role-playing juggernaut series. The tale of the Elder Scrolls began in recent years for many fans, as they explored the massive nation of Cyrodiil in The Elder Scrolls IV:... More
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