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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The High Barrier To Entry Of Video Games

    I can't believe that more people don't play video games. When I think of all the fun times I've had playing games, I'm surprised that more people don't want to join our ranks. Then I think about the high barrier to entry for home console gaming, and I realize it's no wonder more... More
  • Blog Post: The Little Touches Of Nintendo’s Consoles

    Nintendo consoles are special for magical reasons. They may not feature the best online support or multimedia capabilities, but they always contain a few charming features that aren’t immediately highlighted or called out. GameCube – Changing the start-up by holding down buttons. The GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Deadly Creatures

    One of the most unique Wii titles revolved around a spider, a scorpion, and actors Billy Bob Thornton and the late Dennis Hopper. THQ released Deadly Creatures in 2009 to little fanfare, but many that played it were charmed by its quirkiness. This week, we see if that charm holds up. Be sure to stick... More
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Hunt: Why You Should Play Monster Hunter

    Capcom’s Monster Hunter Tri servers shut down in April, but the upcoming release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and 3DS on March 19 promises to invigorate the series. As a veteran hunter who started fighting dragons and other beasts on day one, I’m here to tell you why this series... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Deserve Remakes

    Games are the unfortunate victim of being a technology-focused medium. The games that defined our childhood show their age much faster than the movies we grew up with. It’s one of the reasons video game remakes are often worth getting excited about. They allow us to replay the games we love as... More
  • Blog Post: Watching TVii: Putting Nintendo’s Video Service To The Test

    One of the big selling points of the Wii U is the way it interacts with the entertainment spewing from your television. Rather than taking the route Sony and Microsoft did with its own consoles and creating a whole new television and movie rental and purchasing service, Nintendo is trying to make sure... More
  • Blog Post: In The Box: If You Want Gamers To Use It, Include It

    Often, seemingly small decisions have a profound impact. This is true in life, and doubly true for companies that manufacture video game consoles. Since the beginning of this generation, tech experts and journalists have spent thousands of words breaking down the difference between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Same Title, Different Game

    Tuesday, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the company would put out games like Watch Dogs on both current and next-gen consoles. Similarly, Nintendo's Wii U will feature titles like Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3 that are already out on other systems. This kind of straddling between two... More
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