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  • Where Credit is Due: Adventure Games

    Adventure games have always had a very special place in my heart. Adventure games have always been right next to me in the video game spectrum of my life. I think it's safe to say that adventure games were a huge milestone in the history of video... More
  • Respawn After Kickoff

    Later on today, millions of Americans will be tuning in to watch the San Francisco 49'ers and Baltimore Ravens go toe-to-toe in the biggest sports event of the year. Meanwhile, the rest of the world won't give a hoot because they A: think our... More
  • 12/28 - Another Round of Manga

    So I figured I'd try to interest you guys in a few more manga. The difference this time is that not all of them are, let's say, child friendly. Some are violent and some a gory. Don't think that's the reason for me mentioning them. Despite... More
  • True Social Game Experiences

    Do you remember back in the day when going to the classic Arcades on the weekends or throughout summer using lawn mowing money to play games. Such as Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Pacman, the original donkey kong, HydroThunder, etc. it was also a competition... More
  • Beating The Backlog: Limbo

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    Beating The Backlog is a new series I thought up when a bunch of GIO bloggers were posting their personal video game backlogs. Basically, I want to write a little bit on why I put certain games off, what I expected when starting them, and then some of... More
  • A Thought!

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    With Thanksgiving right around the corner I'd like to propose an idea to every one on GIO. Lets pass the word and for the entirety of Thanksgiving Day lets make GIO go silent. Thanksgiving is about family and so I don't want to see one blog, one... More
  • There is a Sidequest in Final Fantasy IX That You Probably Don't Know About

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    I am a massive fan of Final Fantasy IX and my jaw dropped to the floor today while I was routinely checking Twitter. It turns out that a specific sidequest in Final Fantasy IX was only recently discovered by a Game FAQs forum user by the name of The_Kusabi... More
  • The Amory Wars: Fall of the Keywork

    Claudio Sanchez of the rock band Coheed and Cambria as well as of Evil Ink Comic has partnered with man vs games to bring the characters from The Amory Wars, the story behind all the Coheed and Cambria albums, to life in a street fighter type fighter... More
  • A Childhood of Games

    For some people, they have fond memories of rescuing princesses, defeating mad scientists, blue hedgehogs, and many others. Me? I killed aliens and demons from hell. With LucasArts closed and me finally getting the chance to play the full version of Hexen... More
  • Fan Service: Link In Smash Bros. Vs. Link In Soul Calibur

    This article was originally published on under the name Keaton, because that is my first name. There weren't very many great non-Nintendo games I played as a kid. I wasn't as open-minded as I wish I had been, and that resulted... More
  • Moving Forward And Taking The Scenic Route

    Hello Game Informer Online! It's been several months since I was an intern at Game Informer Magazine - months I've spent searching for a paying job. Initially, I'd stubbornly limited my search to video game journalism positions, and eventually... More
  • Stranded, or How I Learned to Love Video Games Again

    I sat in my bedroom a few nights ago and stared at my TV. I was deliberating on which game I wanted to play. The options I considered were Bastion , Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII , Dead Rising 3 , Mass Effect 3, and Device 6 . I like all of those... More