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  • Blog Post: Opinion – I Like The Kinect Because It Enables Me To Be Lazy

    It’s a controversial opinion to share, but it's one I can’t pretend about anymore – I like Kinect. I live in a house of interruptions thanks to my miniature human roommate, and as a result, the Kinect has become invaluable. It’s not its many advertised exercise functions and... More
  • 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: Debate – Does Batman: Arkham Knight's Batmobile Suck?

    This feature was originally published on July 4, 2015. Rocksteady’s latest, Batman: Arkham Knight, is a hit with fans of the DC superhero thanks to its authentic take on Gotham’s savior ( read our glowing review ). The developer has a history of nailing the look and feel of the city’s... More
  • Blog Post: How Avalanche Snuck A Lightsaber Into The First Disney Infinity

    When Disney bought Star Wars in late 2012, Avalanche had already been hard at work on the original Disney Infinity for some time, prepping it for its August 2013 release. It was too late to add a robust Star Wars playset or figures to the game at a worthwhile capacity, but Avalanche felt it couldn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Original Scores For All Of Rare Replay's Games That We've Reviewed

    Rare Replay releases Tuesday, August 4, and it gathers 30 classic video games developed by Rare all onto one disc. Our full review of Rare Replay will post Monday, but in the meantime, you can read our original reviews for the games featured in the collection that we published reviews for. We don't... More
  • Blog Post: Editor Discussion – Why You Should Play Peace Walker Before Metal Gear Solid V

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is only about a month away, and it seems to be exploring new territory for Konami’s tactical stealth series. However, some fans may not realize that a lot of the mechanics in MGS V are iterations of concepts tested in Peace Walker. Originally released as a PSP... More
  • Blog Post: Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Talks Band's Involvement With Guitar Hero Live

    Ever since "The Beast and the Harlot" challenged players in Guitar Hero II, fans of Avenged Sevenfold have requested more of the band to appear in the series. While Activision and Harmonix have given the Guitar Hero and Rock Band communities several tracks from Avenged Sevenfold's catalog... More
  • Blog Post: Five Shooters That Don't Rely On Bullets

    Splatoon launches this week, and it's a colorful take on a familiar genre. In the game, players paint the floor to gain points and attack other players in a shooter setting. It's a strange premise, but it's not the first in the genre to shy away from typical ammunition. Here are five games... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Now Is The Best Time To Get (Back) Into Destiny

    Since its launch in September of last year, Destiny has become one of the most polarizing experiences in gaming. Whether it’s due to the fact that the people who do love it do so passionately or unapologetically, or simply the fact that it wasn’t the type of shooter they thought it would... More
  • Blog Post: Fighting The Clone Wars: Ninja Theory's Take On Star Wars

    Combat in Disney Infinity and its follow-up, 2.0, was simple by design. The game is, after all, geared towards younger players and their families. Avalanche didn’t want to use that as a crutch for boring combat, however, so it sought out Ninja Theory, a studio with a history of combat-heavy action... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity 3.0 Meets Mario Kart In The Speedway Toy Box

    The Toy Box game sets represent genre-specific alternate experiences for Disney Infinity. Past Toy Box games were built entirely using the in-game creation tools and included Thor’s Assault on Asgard and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Escape from the Kyln, which were tower-defense and dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: See A Dismantled Chewbacca And More In Our Disney Infinity 3.0 Photo Gallery

    When we post image galleries from the games we feature on our covers, it’s always screenshots. Disney Infinity 3.0 offered us the rare opportunity to take photos of physical objects. Below, and in the gallery you will find photos of nearly all of Disney Infinity 3.0 confirmed figures. There are... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny - Xur's Gear And Upgrades For The Weekend Of April 24

    It's Xursday once again and it's time to check out the awesome stuff we'll be able to pick up in Destiny this week! You can find Xur next to the Crucible Quartermaster (down the central staircase on the way to the Vanguard war table). Here's everything he's got with him this weekend... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Left 4 Dead

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful period for the company to date; with its excellent Xbox Live service and deep support from third-party developers, the Xbox 360 in many ways became the defining console of the last generation... More
  • Blog Post: A Late Adopter's Guide To The Xbox 360

    While a lot of gamers are moving onto the new-gen consoles, not everyone experienced the benefits of Microsoft's system during the last generation. Thankfully, it's not too late. Not only is the hardware cheaper, but there is a greater wealth of Xbox 360 content to explore than ever before. Microsoft's... More
  • Blog Post: The Incredible Swan Songs Of The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360 Generation

    The last generation of consoles might have been the strongest yet. We not only got amazing games at retail with far grander ambitions than ever before, but we also saw online marketplaces emerge to give us even more variety and instant access to games new and old. As usual, the end of a generation brought... More
  • Blog Post: We Played Dreamcast With Comedian Jackie Kashian

    The Game Informer offices are connected to the nationally renowned Acme Comedy Club , and from time to time we try to convince touring comedians to come by and play video games with us. On this occasion, we asked Jackie Kashian to come by. We played the little-known Dreamcast game Floigan Bros., and... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Buy Battlefield Hardline For The Single-Player Campaign

    The Battlefield Hardline review embargo lifted tonight, but we won't be posting our review until we've spent extensive time with the multiplayer on live servers. I have, however, already completed the single-player campaign and can confidently say that you won't be missing much if you skip... More
  • Blog Post: GTA Online Heists Impressions – The Waiting Game

    After more than a year of impatient foot stomping by the GTA faithful, Rockstar finally delivered on the promise of bringing multiplayer heists to Grand Theft Auto Online free of charge. These five missions are the most complex and interesting of the activities available to players, but at this juncture... More
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