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  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation

    In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises... More
  • Blog Post: Our Top 25 Games Of Last Generation Snubs List

    When you make a list, you’re bound to upset a few people. That’s true whether you’re calling out the best Xbox 360 games , PS3 titles , or Wii releases , as we’ve been doing. Everyone has an opinion; if you’re not putting a particular game too high in your rankings, you’re... More
  • Blog Post: Trends That Defined A Console Generation

    Our month of features celebrating the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii is halfway done. If you have not seen our lists of the best Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , and Wii games, then spend some time deciding if we hit the mark or lost our minds. If you don’t agree with us, maybe you’ll find one... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Developer Top Five Lists

    Now that you've seen the 35 developer lists chronicling their favorite games of the Xbox 360/Wii/PlayStation 3 console generation, it's time to crunch the numbers. Find out which game finished with the most votes, which games were snubbed, and which studio won over the most hearts last generation... More
  • Blog Post: 35 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Games Of The Generation

    You've dissected our picks for the best Wii and Xbox 360 games (and you'll see our PlayStation 3 list on Friday). But what do the developers think are the top games of the generation? We asked several prominent creators to share their top fives, and they obliged. In the next several pages you... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Month-Long Retrospective Celebrates The End Of A Console Generation

    The month of July is notoriously slow in the video game industry. With minimal game releases and a post-E3 news vacuum, we aren't given many conversation pieces as we wait for more information on the highly anticipated games coming out later in the year. To fill the void, we decided to discuss the... More
  • Blog Post: Hyrule Warriors Interview – Breaking Down The Dynasty Warriors And Zelda Overlap

    At E3 2014 this year, I had the chance to chat with the creative force behind the upcoming Hyrule Warriors. I spoke with general producer Hisashi Koinuma and development producer Yosuke Hayashi from Tecmo Koei, and supervisor and producer on the Zelda series in general, Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo. We discussed... More
  • Blog Post: How Do Wii U And 3DS Sales Compare To Previous Nintendo Platforms?

    Yesterday Nintendo reported its financial results from the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014. The overall results were rough and the top-selling software list was solid, but nowhere near the stratospheric highs of the previous generation. We thought it would be interesting to see how sales of the... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At Decades Of Bizarre Nintendo Videos

    If Nintendo’s recent Tomodachi Life and E3 announcements are any indication, the company is slowly losing its mind, and it has cameras on hand to capture the insanity – not that we’re complaining. Nintendo’s recent announcements have been as entertaining as they are bizarre, but... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From Zelda On Wii U

    Zelda is beloved amongst gamers, and for good reason. The series has delivered many defining video game experiences for many players. It’s a series fans hold to a high standard, demanding evolution with each entry, but continue to insist that it not stray too far from what made them fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Super Mario Galaxy

    With the recent release of Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo fans are up to their ears once again in fire flowers, Goombas, and Koopa Troopas. Many of us have been having a blast with the game, and it made us remember how incredible Super Mario Galaxy was when it released in 2007. Considering its level... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Target: Terror

    Even if the Wii didn't become the shooter destination that Nintendo fans initially claimed it would be, it proved on rare occasions that it could be good for some silly shootouts (The House of the Dead: Overkill immediately comes to mind). One insane game apparently flew beneath our radar, and I... More
  • Blog Post: Into The Fold: How Nintendo’s Indie Team Courted Tengami

    Nintendo’s relationship with indie developers on the Wii had a promising start with World of Goo and the Bit.Trip series, but it never really took off. Word circulated that the company was difficult to work with due to policies that included requiring indie developers to have an office aside from... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Give Up On The Wii U Just Yet

    Early adopters of the Wii U know full well of its drought of solid titles. Like many other owners, I bought the console on launch day, only to have the GamePad sit mostly unused ever since. Despite this rocky first year, I realized that this situation isn’t that far off from other Nintendo launches... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: When It Comes To Consoles, Is Everything Nothing?

    Gaming is as big as ever, and the next home consoles are preparing to step into the spotlight and possibly expand the category even further. Is there a ceiling to our sky-high expectations? Console makers have long salivated over the possibility of bringing in both casual and hardcore gamers under one... More
  • Blog Post: The XBLA Exodus: Can Microsoft Reinvigorate Xbox Live Arcade?

    Microsoft has a mixed track record with indie games on its XBLA platform. As indie developers flock to other platforms, can Microsoft reinvigorate Xbox Live Arcade? Note: This article originally appeared in Game Informer issue 242. Brian Provinciano knew he did not want to release his game, Retro City... More
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