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  • Blog Post: Impressions: Super Mario 3D World For Wii U (Trailer Added)

    In a new game announced for Wii U, Nintendo's iconic plumber will team up with Peach, Luigi, and Toad – and transform himself into a cat with a new power-up. In the Mario series, this new title is, as the title suggests, a follow-up to Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS. However, in keeping in line... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2012 Day Four Recap

    As E3 limps to the finish line, the Game Informer crew dragged themselves out of bed to once again conquer the show floor. Here’s a recap of all the major news and game previews we posted today. Hands-On And Demos Today was all about hands-on impression and demo reports from all the hottest games... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2012 Day Three Recap

    As the dust from the press conferences settles, E3’s focus turned to the games on the show floor. The Game Informer staff was all over the show floor, gathering hands-on impression and behind-the-scenes information on many of the convention’s biggest games. Trailer Mania: Today was all about... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Host Public Playable Vita Event In San Francisco Tomorrow

    Sony's new Vita handheld doesn't release in the U.S. until February 22, but the company will be holding a number of Vita Social Club events around the country to give gamers a chance for some hands-on time with the unit. The first of these happens tomorrow in San Francisco. Dubbed the "Vita... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Impressions

    An afternoon on Xbox Live with today's new Black Ops DLC maps has been instructive. My fellow players were more than happy to provide life lessons 7.62mm at a time, while the zombies preferred a gigantic lightning hammer as their educational tool of choice. For $15, or 1200 Microsoft Points, you... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Exclusive Hands-On With Rock Band 3's Piano Challenge Pack

    UPDATE: Read our impressions of the newly announced "Billy Joel Piano Challenge" pack, and find out if you were one of twenty lucky song download code winners. Harmonix reached out a few days ago to tell us about some upcoming and heretofore unannounced DLC tracks. While there's been a... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Space 2 Demo Coming December 21

    Releasing on January 25, Dead Space 2 should be one of the first big hits of the new year. If you're the impatient type, you won't have to wait that long to get a taste of Isaac Clarke's next gripping adventure. Today, EA announced that a demo of the game will release on Xbox Live and PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Red Dead's Biggest DLC Yet Dated And Detailed

    Rockstar has done a great job of releasing regular DLC for Red Dead Redemption, but they’ve all been pretty multiplayer-centric thus far. With Undead Nightmare, the zombies aren’t the only thing we haven’t seen before in John Marston’s West. For the first time, Rockstar’s... More
  • Blog Post: Ghost Recon Wii Hands-on

    Few things in gaming are sadder than awful Wii adaptations of big-budget HD console games. Thank your lucky stars that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is anything but, despite sharing a name with its recently delayed cousins. This (mostly) on-rails shooter cuts its own path by throwing some wrenches into... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With The New Xbox 360 Controller

    Microsoft surprised the world with the announcement of a refreshed Xbox 360 controller just a few weeks ago. Major Nelson assured us that the brains in Redmond had come up with a patented “revolutionary” d-pad solution, as well as some other updated features. We finally got one of these silver... More
  • Blog Post: Befriending Civilization V's City-States

    My previous hands-on report with Civilization V indicated that I felt pursuing diplomatic relationships with the new city-states to be underpowered relative to other ways to spend your resources. A few thousand years in Alexander the Great's shoes has taught me otherwise. First things first, for... More
  • Blog Post: First Hands-On With Donkey Kong Country Returns

    I was raised on the NES and SNES, and my favorite genre growing up was 2D platformers. Though the 8- and 16-bit Mario games always (rightfully) hogged the spotlight, I had a special love for Rare’s trio of Donkey Kong Country games on the SNES. As such, you can imagine my pleasure to hear that... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On DSi XL Unboxing

    Today we received a rather oversized parcel containing a fancy new Nintendo DSi XL. But before we tore into the packaging to try out Nintendo’s latest handheld for ourselves, we thought we’d grab a camera and document the process for our readers. Prepare yourself for the biggest unboxing... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On Impressions Of Perfect Dark XBLA

    Fans of the Nintendo 64 classic Goldeneye have been clamoring for an Xbox Live Arcade re-release for years, but legal issues have prevented it from becoming a reality. Thankfully, the licensing issues that plagued a 007 revival don’t apply to its spiritual followup Perfect Dark. At the X10 conference... More
  • Blog Post: Apple iPad Hands-On

    As you no doubt saw, Apple has finally lifted the curtain on its long-awaited tablet, the iPad. You can see our announcement here but I had a chance to get my hands on the new device just a few moments ago. Read on to see my thoughts on the hardware, software, and strategy that Apple is taking. First... More
  • Blog Post: Hardware Review: PSPgo Hands-On With Video

    I was very excited when the PSPgo arrived in the office. I had been covering the handheld's exposure over the months, and was intrigued by the prospect of a digital-only device. My enthusiasm persisted as I contemplated tearing into the shiny box, but held off for the sake of an epic unboxing video... More
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