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  • 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: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is One Of The Best Games Of 2012

    Ever since we featured XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the cover of the February issue of Game Informer , the excitement and passion for the game within the office has only grown. War stories from the alien-littered battlefields dominated every morning discussion and we were taught how a turn-based strategy game... More
  • Blog Post: Gameplay Over Narrative: Placing Story On The Back Burner

    Video games have become host to some of the most in-depth universes created in recent years, sporting fully fleshed out histories, detailed lore, and famous characters to boot. Major franchises use these elements in an attempt to create cohesive stories, tying separate installments together. Undoubtedly... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/16/12

    December is drawing near, so we're all trying to cram in as many of the great games we missed before 2013 rolls around. Halo 4, XCOM, Persona 4 Golden, Dishonored, and advance copies of Far Cry 3 are all at the top of the list. AHL games and car stereos will be second tier priorities. Ben Hanson... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/26/12

    A huge number of Assassin's Creed III copies made their way into the office today, so many of us will be partaking in that adventure over the weekend. Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Lord of the Rings Online, and newborn babies may also fill out our weekend. Andy McNamara: Since Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Gone Forever: How And Why Permadeath Affects Us

    There is no shortage of death in video games. You witness myriad enemies succumb to defeat, and the good guys fall as well. In a well-written narrative, the loss of a close ally or vulnerable friend elicits emotions not commonly found in other media. In rare cases, developers have even forced you to... More
  • Blog Post: Too Much Crap Came Out Today

    Between retail, digital, and download content, about 50,000 games released today. What is so special about October 9? What happened today? There is good stuff, bad stuff, mediocre stuff, Kinect stuff – you can check out the full list below. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? Is it good to have... More
  • Blog Post: This Week's Difficult Choice

    The fall season is never a forgiving time for gamers who strive to keep up with every new release. On days such as tomorrow, that possibility gets thrown out the window. Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown are receiving positive reviews across the board, and it seems like everyone is talking about one... More
  • Blog Post: Under The Radar: 10 Sleeper Games From E3

    E3 is all about hype – the newest consoles, the biggest games. While gamers anticipate the event as another chance to get a look at some of the games they’ve been anticipating for years, it’s easy for worthy titles to get lost in the jungle of press conference and oversized booths.... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Issue 226 Is Live: Read About XCOM: Enemy Unknown Now

    Find out how Firaxis is bringing XCOM back to its strategy roots in the latest digital edition of Game Informer. If you're already a subscriber, make sure you're signed in to gameinformer.com, hover over the "Magazine" tab in the upper right of the site, and click the "Read Current... More
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