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  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Sony's 2014 Press Conference

    Last year's press conference from Sony was a blow-out , so the expectations were high for last night's show. There were a ton of announcements, returning franchises and new IP, and a couple of bizarre but appreciated pieces of fan-service. Game Informer's Tim Turi and Mike Futter covered... More
  • Blog Post: A Candid Interview With Evan Wells And Christophe Balestra

    Naughty Dog - the legendary studio behind The Last of Us, Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, and Crash Bandicoot - has been in the headlines the last few months, but for all the wrong reasons. A reported exodus of key team members has people wondering about Naughty Dog and the future of Uncharted. Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Video Game Developer Exodus Of 2014

    Recently, and especially last week, there were a surprising number of noteworthy video game developers who left their positions at the companies where they made names for themselves. The video game industry is changing as small-scale development becomes much more attractive, and the backing of a major... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: The Origins Of Infamous

    Amidst our coverage of the upcoming Infamous Second Son, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on the creation of the original game in the ongoing series. As a stand-out new IP on the Playstation 3 and a studio-changing game for the talented team at Sucker Punch Productions, Infamous'... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Impressions

    Combining the characters and world of the Uncharted series with a competitive card game seems like a strange pairing, but that’s exactly what Bend Studio and One Loop Games did with the turn-based card game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. As strange as it is seeing characters like Drake, Victor... More
  • Blog Post: Creativity Within The Lines: Immersion In Linear Games

    There are dozens of ways to tackle missions in Dishonored. You can forego killing enemies in favor of a stealth-oriented playthrough or you can eliminate anyone standing in your way. Taking cues from games like Deus Ex and Thief, Dishonored encourages experimentation with the ways you approach each situation... More
  • Blog Post: Expanding The House: Naughty Dog's Second Team

    Naughty Dog found tremendous success with its colorful platformers on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, but the PS3’s Uncharted series scored the developer numerous awards and widespread critical acclaim. The achievements and growth Naughty Dog has enjoyed over the years presented the opportunity... More
  • Blog Post: A Bunch Of Facts You May Not Know About The Vita

    The Vita is only a few months away here in the states, but we’ve got the Vita in the Game Informer offices, and I was the lucky editor who got to take it home over the holiday break. I’ve been able to spend some quality time with the device, and I wanted to point out a few things that make... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil (And Jason) Play Uncharted 3

    Reiner and I were so excited for the latest Nathan Drake adventure that we just couldn't stop playing! Join us and new video guy Jason Oestreicher as we look at the first 45 minutes of this action-packed PS3 exclusive. In this lengthy video, we get to see if the opening segment of Uncharted 3 matches... More
  • Blog Post: The Good, The Not So Good, And The Ugly Of Today's New IPs

    New intellectual properties are a dangerous business. A lot of time and work could lead to massive success and assured future prospects in the world of video games. Alternatively, it could lead to catastrophic failure and a scramble to make up for lost time. New IPs aren’t necessarily rare. They... More
  • Blog Post: Critical Mass: The Best Games Of This Generation...So Far

    Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like it was only yesterday, but our current generation of console hardware launched nearly six years ago, with the release of the Xbox 360. Nintendo and Sony followed suit a year later, with the Wii and PlayStation 3. Since then, we've been able to... More
  • Blog Post: The Past, Present, And Future Of Naughty Dog

    With the Uncharted 3 beta kicking into high gear, we caught up with Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells who explained the company’s evolution through the Crash Bandicoot era, the creation of Jak & Daxter, the development of some of gaming’s most memorable characters in Uncharted, and... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play The Vita's Best Demos

    The PlayStation Vita is only a few weeks away, but just in case you absolutely cannot wait to see it in action, watch as I play some of the system's best demos. 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: Thrown Into The Fire: Gaming's Roughest Starts

    Many action titles throughout gaming history follow a fairly simple formula - the gamer learns the controls, their hero gradually earns experience/items/abilities by defeating foes, and the action builds to a giant climax in the final third of the game. However, other titles (especially in the last five... More
  • Blog Post: Storytellers Of The Decade: Amy Hennig Interview

    Expanding upon our cover story featuring the decade’s 30 greatest characters, we’ve called out a handful of industry professionals who’ve earned the title of master storytellers. Amongst the selection is Amy Henning, perhaps best known as the creative director and lead writer on the... More
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