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  • Blog Post: Retrospective Review – Thief: Deadly Shadows

    I’ve been with Game Informer for over 10 years, which means that I’ve had the chance to review a wide variety of games from everywhere on the quality spectrum. In Retrospective Reviews, I pick up an old game I reviewed a long time ago and give it another look. I’m not changing the original... More
  • Blog Post: Five Major Improvements Made By Dead Rising 3

    I’m a new Xbox One owner as of Christmas morning, and the bulk of my time over the last two weeks has been spent with Dead Rising 3. While I enjoyed the previous games in the series, several aspects regularly irked me. During my many hours with the franchise’s third installment, however,... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Lesser-Known Horror Games

    Recognizable horror franchises like Silent Hill and Resident Evil are adored by fans, but what about the scary games that didn’t receive much time in the spotlight? This Halloween, instead of giving you the predictable “Best Horror Games” list, I wanted to shine a light on some under... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Psychonauts

    Talk to anyone who's played through Psychonauts, and you're bound to hear one of two things: "That game was awesome!" or "The meat circus can go #@% itself!" Majesco released Double Fine's game in 2005 on the Xbox, with a port coming shortly afterward on the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft Is Courting Indie Developers

    At Gamescom 2013, Microsoft fully unveiled their plan to court independent developers . To counter-act Sony's colossal push to bring smaller games to the PlayStation 4, Microsoft built the ID@Xbox program to help independent developers create unique games for the Xbox One. Heading up this new program... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Full Project Spark Demo From Gamescom

    The short-hand for Microsoft's Project Spark is that it's LittleBigPlanet on the Xbox. I was genuinely impressed by the latest extensive demo shown at Microsoft's software showcase at Gamescom 2013; not only does it allow for an insane range of user-created content but it also has a simplified... More
  • Blog Post: Why Cobalt Isn't Technically Made By The Creators Of Minecraft

    During the software showcase before Gamescom 2013, Microsoft was quick to announce that the next game from the studio behind Minecraft named Cobalt will be coming to Xbox One. While Mojang is loosely publishing the game, Cobalt has had a long development history and is being developed by a small team... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Destroy All Humans!

    Players of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will soon be busy blasting aliens in the 1950s, but what about extraterrestrial sympathizers who want to experience the other side of the invasion? Pandemic's PlayStation 2 and Xbox game Destroy All Humans! delivers that experience with a humorous, satirical... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Video Game Vines To Follow

    If you’re unaware, Vine is a new subset of Twitter that, much like its text-based brother, allows users to post very short messages online in the form of videos. As it turns out, video game creators, developers, and publishers can be very creative when it comes to utilizing a visual medium, and... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4: What Does The Public Think?

    A couple of months before the launch of the Wii U, we had Game Informer's Ben Reeves take to the streets to see what people knew about the new console . Now that we are months away from the launch of two new consoles, we wanted to walk the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota once again to find out... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb

    The closest we've ever come to playing an Indiana Jones game on Replay is Donald Duck's treasure-hunting adventure, Quackshot . While Quackshot is one of the best Genesis games, we thought it was time to check in on one of Indy's less celebrated adventures, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's... More
  • Blog Post: Iron Giants: Titanfall's Reinvention Of Mech Combat

    During our visit to Respawn Entertainment's studio, lead artist Joel Emslie confessed his addiction to watching old making-of videos for classic science fiction films. He was studying the techniques of brilliant model-makers like Stan Winston and Ray Harryhausen to help create believable mechanical... More
  • Blog Post: How Titanfall Taps The Power Of The Xbox One

    While Titanfall is also being released for PC and Xbox 360, the developers at Respawn Entertainment are focusing much of their attention on getting the game up and running on the Xbox One. Since the Xbox 360 version of the game is being developed by a separate unnamed developer, the relatively small... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Up Again: The Birth Of Respawn And Titanfall

    Vince Zampella and Jason West developed the most successful franchise of the generation, then they were fired. The creators of Call of Duty founded a new studio called Respawn Entertainment, signed a publishing deal with Electronic Arts, and were given carte blanche to create a new IP. We visited the... More
  • Blog Post: The Gameplay And World Of Respawn's Titanfall

    Gracing our magazine's cover this month is Titanfall , the first game from Respawn Entertainment. As a studio founded by the creators of Call of Duty, the brand new game is a fast-paced first-person shooter that allows players to command giant robots to unleash chaos. The game has shown very well... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft E3 2013 Booth Tour

    We took some time to run through Microsoft's booth with a camera, in order to give you a good idea of what it's like to experience the insanity that is E3. You'll see what Microsoft had on display and get a sense of what it's like to be here. Check out the video below. Be sure to check... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Microsoft's E3 2013 Press Conference

    Microsoft's E3 press conference was all about the games. The company showed off a host of Xbox One exclusives, including Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and a new Halo. Join editors Dan Ryckert and Jeff Cork as they break down the highlights from the show. The company also revealed the Xbox One's... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: The Departure Of Caius Cosades In Morrowind

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind marked my first trek into true open-world gaming. The year was 2002, I was 12 years old, and I’d just purchased an Xbox copy of the game at a friend’s recommendation. I had a vague idea of what Morrowind was about – killing monsters, completing quests... More
  • Blog Post: What Xbox Franchises Should Return On The Next Xbox?

    With the reveal of the next-generation Xbox less than a day away, we've chosen nearly 20 games we'd like to see come back on the console. We've picked only games that were either Xbox or Xbox 360 exclusives, or those that were best known for their presence on a Microsoft console. Then we... More
  • Blog Post: The Complete History Of Xbox Live (Abridged)

    As the sun begins to set on the Xbox 360 and the second generation of Xbox Live, we thought it would be good to look back at the service to see how far it's come. Achievements, avatars, gamerscore, DLC, and Netflix are all part of the evolution, but where did it all begin? In the beginning…... More
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