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  • Blog Post: Top 10 Deranged Video Game Villains

    Video game villains are compelling for a variety of reasons. Some have great power and abuse it for their own means; others are simple rivals, meant to provide extra drive toward your ultimate goal. These enemies can be daunting, but rarely achieve that feeling of pure evil. Pure evil can be hard to... More
  • Blog Post: From The Game Informer Archives: Twisted Metal Concept Art

    We've been spending some time lately digging through our filing cabinets of press releases and marketing materials , and we stumbled across some pretty sweet concept art from the car combat classic Twisted Metal. Take a look at them in the gallery below. Many of the images are very close to the final... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Twisted Metal

    Reiner is a big fan of car combat games in general and Twisted Metal in particular, but he's largely avoided the pre-release buzz for David Jaffe's latest. In this video, both of us experience the new game for the first time. We spend just under a half hour blowing up cars, getting introduced... More
  • Blog Post: NGP Wishlist

    Sony’s NGP (Next-Generation Portable) was recently announced in Tokyo with great fanfare at the PlayStation Meeting. Once unveiled, the folks at Sony broke down some of the system’s features including front and rear touch screens, two cameras for the possibility of augmented reality, dual... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's Most Bizarre Weapons

    Any game that pits you against floods of enemies won’t leave you defenseless. While the usual go-tos are machine guns, sniper rifles, and rocket launchers, some designers take these ideas a step further by equipping players with an over-the-top arsenal that’s hard to forget. From shark launchers... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Mashups We Want To Play

    Whenever gamers get together, it’s inevitable that the conversation will steer itself toward speculation and what-if scenarios. Even our favorite games could benefit from elements from other titles and genres. It’s clearly a thought exercise that designers enjoy playing, too. Games like Darksiders... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Twisted Metal 1-4

    Most everyone that played Twisted Metal 1 and 2 back in the day has fond memories of them. Their cartoonish brand of mayhem and sick sense of humor resulted in great sales numbers and an enthusiastic fanbase, before 989 Studios took over and tarnished the series' good name. It may have experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Metamorphosis: Game Icons Through The Years

    Considering the youth of the video-game industry when compared to more established media forms, we've managed to amass an impressive number of iconic video-game characters over a short span. Drawing attention to such icons begs the question: how have these characters managed to stay relevant? The... More
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