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One Year Ago

It seems like light years since we did the magazine redesign, but the truth is the Resistance 3 cover marks the one-year anniversary for our new look.

And what a year it was. I would say it's our best 12-month stretch of covers in Game Informer's history. The Epic Mickey cover sits on the wall just behind my computer monitor, so it is always just a glance away. When we designed that cover, I never thought it could be beat. We were starting from the top, and from there on I thought we could only go down. How wrong I was. I still consider Epic Mickey to be drop-dead gorgeous, but the past year has had some outstanding pieces of video game art (not to mention a who's who of kick-ass games).

Following Epic Mickey, we had the eight classic covers for our 200th issue.

The L.A. Noire and Portal 2 issues used multiple perspectives to such amazing effect.

There were also endless examples of outstanding landscape design, including our Dead Space 2, Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, Dragon Age 2, and Resistance 3 covers. And who could forget the crisp white covers of Batman: Arkham City?

We worked with Irrational Games to create the Bioshock: Infinite covers in the spirit of the Saturday Evening Post. These take the cake. Breaking the mold and doing something different really worked for these covers, and it just means we have to come up with new ways to push our covers in the future.

That's what this is all about. What can we do next to out-do ourselves? We have some ideas still left up our sleeves.

The developers deserve a lot of credit for our covers, and I thank them for all their efforts to make sure that Game Informer magazine covers stand above the rest.

To see all our covers you can jump over to our Cover Gallery.

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  • "I would say it's our best 12-month stretch of covers in Game Informer's history."

    I would say it's your best 12-month stretch of magazines. The quality of the magazine has soared over the last year. Kudos to the GI staff!

  • The Batman cover was just beautiful.  The Bulletstorm cover had a bunch going on and was fun to just look at for a while to see everything on it.  The Bioshock 2 cover, for me, took the cake.  I was very intrigued when I picked that issue up from my mailbox.  BTW, I got the Murder of Crows cover.

  • I've always been an avid fan of the cover art. The newer cover art blows my mind. I'm so glad you guys decided to simplify the front and let the images do the talking. After all, a picture's worth a 1000 words right?

  • The Batman: Arkham City cover struck me the most and really got me loving the new magazine covers. I loved Arkham Asylum and seeing that cover made me go back to it.

    Can I request something though...when you guys do multiple covers for one issue, send us both...if that isnt asking too much haha

  • Congratulations your magazine covers are some of the best artistic works and i think that your effort was worthed because your work is excellent my favorite is definably the Batman: Arkham City one nice work I'm waiting for the next one.

  • Congratulations your magazine covers are some of the best artistic works and,i think that your effort was worthed because your work is excellent my favorite is definably the Batman: Arkham City one nice work I'm waiting for the next one.

  • I love the covers you guys do.  I print out copies of them and have them lined up on my wall above my bed.  It looks awesome

  • It's been a great year, and I personally amped my involvement with GI when the Epic Mickey cover hit.

  • The Legend of Zelda 200th cover since I love Legend of Zelda

  • I liked the Issue 200 covers ... at work we were trading them like collectibles, it was a lot of fun :)

  • Issue 200! I specifically asked for the cover with Gordon Freeman when I renewed my subscription at Gamestop. Amazing issue with a gorgeous cover!

  • i liked the bioshock covers, but they were all very diverse and interesting good jobs peoples

  • I loved the Batman Arkham City cover!