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  • Blog Post: From First To Last – Comparing Developers’ Early Work To Later Work

    Development studios, even highly successful ones, like to change things. As the old adage goes (I assume), if it ain’t broke, try something different to see if that also works. Studios like Naughty Dog may have made a name for themselves with a jumping cartoon bandicoot named Crash, but that doesn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming Disguises That Shouldn’t Work But Did

    Getting around without your enemies recognizing you is a key component in many games. Often times, our heroes don a disguise in order to hide their identities and sneak around. In some cases, however, the disguises are so weird or outlandish that they just shouldn’t work. We take a look at a few... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs Tips And Strategies

    The complex mechanics of Ubisoft Montreal's newest open-world adventure can result in information overload for new players. Here's a spoiler-free list of tips and strategies I learned over the course of the game to help you get your bearing. Open Things Up Most open-world games try to strike... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Watch Dogs

    Update : The live stream is over, but be sure to check out the archive. After being stripped from Xbox One and PlayStation 4's launch lineups, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is finally upon us. Starting today at 3 p.m. CT, Game Informer's Dan Tack and Andrew Reiner are taking a look at the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Playing As A Giant Robot Spider In Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs presents players with a great big open world to explore, and packs it with side missions and other diversions. Some of these gameplay options are sillier than others. Take Spider-Tank for instance; this "digital trip" transforms Aiden into a giant robotic spider. In addition to being... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Watch Dogs

    Ubisoft Montreal is no stranger to making massive open-world games and letting players run amok in them. Watch Dogs eschews the historical settings of the Assassin's Creed series for a modern-day Chicago that's been infused with technological wizardry. Andrew Reiner and I take a look at some... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down Watch Dogs' Multiplayer Modes – Will They Be Meaningful?

    Watch Dogs is only a month away and while we had extensive hands-on time with it, we haven't yet explored the online play. Today, Ubisoft Montreal released a 9-minute trailer showing off three different ways the game incorporates multiplayer. Here is a breakdown of what's shown and if we think... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis - Game Delays Show Publisher Faith In Developer Vision

    There was a time in my life, before I began writing about the video game industry and before other demands made time the most precious resource, that I lamented every delay. What I’ve learned along the way has revealed that extending the development cycle has varied and numerous implications. Developers... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's Competitive Jabs Of 2013

    Ever since the days of "Sega does what Nintendon't" a degree of (usually) healthy competition has existed between various consoles and publishers. The gaming landscape is generally more polite in modern times, but the occasional jab still manages to make its way through. Here are three... More
  • Blog Post: The Next-Gen Launch Lineups: Strengths And Weaknesses

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are nearly here, and their respective software launch lineups are finalized. Do both systems offer something for everyone? We break down the software lineups by genre to see how the early offerings compare. First-Person Shooters First-person shooters are immensely popular... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why I’m Happy About Watch Dogs’ Delay

    Confession: I silently celebrate when some games are delayed. I sighed with relief when I heard Ubisoft’s ambitious open-world hacking game, Watch Dogs, was delayed earlier this week . I’m not some Grinch who finds joy imagining the game missing from a hopeful gamer’s Christmas stocking... More
  • Blog Post: Aisha Tyler On Voicing Watch Dogs And Gamer Cred

    Celebrities are no strangers to video games, but they usually voice a relevant protagonist whichever game they’ve signed on for. Aisha Tyler ( Archer, Whose Line is it Anyway? ) is playing herself as a minor character in Ubisoft’s upcoming open world techno-thriller Watch Dogs . We caught... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What It Will Cost New PC Owners To Play Watch Dogs

    This week, Ubisoft revealed the PC specs for upcoming open-world action title Watch Dogs . The requirements and recommended settings are higher than some gamers expected. With the next-generation of consoles coming (both of which have eight-core CPUs), we're expecting that developers are going to... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Games And Biggest News Of Gamescom 2013

    Gamescom 2013 has shut its doors. With record-breaking attendance and no shortage of news to come from the event, the German gaming convention has solidified its place in the industry. Sony and Microsoft continued their duel on the way to the console launches this fall, games were announced, and fans... More
  • Blog Post: Five Collector's Editions To Empty Your Wallet For

    Recently, there has been no shortage of developers severely misjudging what the average gamer is looking for in a collector's edition. Not that we're pointing any fingers, Codemasters . We decided to round up a few that might be worth a second glance. Read on to see the most fun, bizarre, and... 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
  • Blog Post: The PlayStation 4’s Big Unanswered Questions

    We’ve learned a lot about the PlayStation 4 since Sony revealed the console yesterday . New details concerning the system’s Blu-ray player and compatibility with second-hand games continue to trickle in, but we’re still left with some big questions. The remaining mysteries include things... More
  • Blog Post: The Games Of PlayStation 4

    From new Killzone and Infamous titles to Bungie's Destiny and Blizzard's Diablo III, companies announced a slew of games at Sony's PlayStation 4 presentation today. Here's a round-up of every story we wrote about the known PlayStation 4 games. Deep Down - Capcom Deep Down is a fantasy... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: EA/Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    While some are certainly more entertaining than others, there's always a lot to talk about after an E3 press conference wraps up. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard and Matthew Kato discuss the games and highlights of the press conferences from EA and Ubisoft in this video recap. Medal of Honor, SimCity... More
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