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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Play Video Games With Your Significant Other?

    Valentine's Day looms. So let's talk about relationships, specifically about games and relationships. My girlfriend and I used to have a daily ritual where we'd play Spelunky together for an hour or two and try to reach Olmec.It was a good way for both of us to de-stress after a long day... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – Dead Pools, Witnessed Fires, And One Load Of Dishes

    February has been a good month for gaming with some late-January offerings tiding us over while a steady stream of new releases trickles in. Here’s what we’ve been playing this weekend, and don’t forget to chime in with what you’ve got planned for the weekend in the comments below... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Think About Ubisoft’s Plans For This Year?

    As we reported , Ubisoft shed light on its plans for the coming fiscal year, reevaluating Assassin's Creed and letting some other franchises take the spotlight. Ubisoft is looking at the Assassin's Creed franchise and trying to figure out the best way to handle it going forward. The franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Walkthrough Or No Walkthrough?

    I'm not above using walkthroughs when the situation is dire, but most of time I adamantly avoid them. How about you? The Witness , a game I have been playing a lot since release, is one I have been vehemently avoiding using a walkthrough for. Even talking about puzzles in the office has become a... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?

    The Pokémon brand turns 20 years old this month. While that makes me feel extremely old (I'm feeling super nostalgic just looking at the Red and Blue boxarts), that also made me realize that in those 20 years, there have been a ton of potential points of entry for fans of the series. For me... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The Most Devastating Loss You've Suffered In A Strategy Game?

    XCOM 2 is here! Lots of you are playing it! Lots of you are failing miserably! It's okay. That's part of that series' twisted fun factor. In fact, that's something I think can be applied to the strategy game genre as a whole: it's really good at making losing just as interesting and... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – Looking For Our Shadow

    February is here, and Groundhog’s Day already came and went. Since the little critter couldn’t find his shadow, spring is apparently on its way, but here at the frigid GI headquarters we’re taking no chances. Safely nestled in the warmth of our homes, we’ll be blasting aliens... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussions: What Still Annoys You About The Xbox One And PlayStation 4?

    The most recent round of video game consoles are some of the most impressive pieces of tech gamers have gotten their hands on (insert PC snobbery here), but that doesn't mean that the PS4 and the Xbox One are perfect. What bugs you most about them? We recently shared some of our complaints about... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The Hardest Puzzle You've Ever Solved In A Game?

    I'm playing through The Witness right now. I'm really bad at The Witness. I do have little moments of triumphant though, where I finally click together the pieces in my mind and solve a puzzle that's been giving me trouble for an hour. It's a brief, fleeting sense of victory quickly swallowed... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do Multiple Delays On A Game Discourage You?

    When a game is delayed, it's typically a good thing in the end. It usually means that the team isn't happy with releasing a mediocre product and would rather extend the development cycle by a certain amount of time in order to get it right. When a game sees too many delays, however, it can point... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Regret Missing Out On?

    You ever have a game that everybody wouldn't stop talking about and then when you finally got around to playing it, for whatever reason, you couldn't even make that much progress? It hadn't aged well. It was overrated. Something about it rubbed you the wrong way. So on, so forth. I've... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Celebrities Would You Team Up With A Developer

    Ubisoft just announced that Dean Evans, creator of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, would be teaming up with Elijah Wood's production company SpectreVision to make an unannounced VR game. It sure sounds like an April Fools story, but it's true . Which got us wondering what other kinds of Hollywood gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite PC Game Modifications Of All Time?

    We had a reader discussion a while back asking if you used mods. Since it's clear that a lot of you do, let's take a step further today, yeah? A lot of my childhood was actually spent navigating the various dotcoms of the internet in search of mods for the original Half-life. There weren't... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – This Is How We Suffer Through The Winter

    Winter is in fully swing and the icy winds are bearing down on the American Midwest. On a cold winter's day, nothing could be better than cuddling up with a great game. There aren't a lot of new releases, but we're still playing catch up from last year. Let us know what you're playing... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Video Game Spin-offs Do You Want To See?

    Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India arrives next week and is the latest game that's part of a trend where developers and publishers are taking chances with interesting and experimental spin-offs from their franchises. Chronicles: China embraced Mark Of The Ninja's gameplay to become an enjoyable... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Still Have An Ouya?

    Yesterday, we posted a video where we played our Ouya for the first time in a long time. Do you own an Ouya? Do you still play it? The console received some love in 2013 when TowerFall was a true exclusive, but after that, the device has more or less been languishing on a forgotten shelf in a hard-to... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – Starting The Year Off Right

    After the first week back in the office since the holiday break, we're all excited for a weekend where we can play old games and some of the other big titles we missed from 2015. What about you? Leave your weekend plans in the comments below. Brian Shea ( @BrianPShea ) – I’ve been sucked... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars: The Force Awaken's "Traitor Trooper" Gets Backstory

    The baton-wielding First Order stormtrooper created a big splash with fans when The Force Awakens finally hit theaters. Now, Disney has given the character some backstory and a name. Officially called FN-2199, this trooper’s nickname is Nines, and Greg Rucka’s new book Before the Awakening... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: We Want Your Reactions To The Oculus Rift Price

    Earlier today, Oculus opened pre-orders for the first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Along with that, we finally learned what it will cost to bring VR into your house. For many, the $600 price point was surprising, but reactions differed. Some people are calling it a signal of the technology's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are You Playing Over The Holidays?

    It's a new year, folks! And that means that a lot of you are finally getting around to some of the games that came out last year or even the years before that. So tell us what you're working through in your backlog right now. Are you finally nearing the end of the Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt after... More
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