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  • My Top 10 Game Informer Videos Of 2012

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    This blog is a little big self-indulgent, and I apologize. There weren't any massive projects like the Smash Bros. documentary or the History of Volition (which I feel guilty about not delivering) but I hope that you've enjoyed Game Informer's... More
  • Game Informer's Deleted Scenes from 2012

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    Nobody likes to be on camera. Well, very few people in the Game Informer office actually enjoy being on camera. But I'm consistently blown away by how funny my co-workers can be, even when cameras are rolling. More

    Nobody likes to be on camera. Well, very few people in the Game Informer office actually enjoy being on camera. But I'm consistently blown away by how funny my co-workers can be, even when cameras are rolling. Below is a small collection of snippets... More
  • The XCOM Cover That Never Was

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    Today marks the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown from Firaxis, and I wanted to let fans of the reboot and the original game in on something that happened behind the scenes when Game Informer unveiled the game for our February cover. Game Informer's... More
  • Game Informer's New Soundtrack

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    One of my favorite podcasts is Top Score, a show produced by Minnesota Public Radio that features tightly edited interviews with game composers. The show is hosted by Emily Reese and the technical producer is Sam Keenan. I love the show so much that I decided to make a video feature highlighting their work. Check it out below. More

    One of my favorite podcasts is Top Score , a show produced by Minnesota Public Radio that features tightly edited interviews with game composers. The show is hosted by Emily Reese and the technical producer is Sam Keenan. I love the show so much that... More
  • I've Decided To Endorse Jurassic Park Builder

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    I thought I was above the free-to-play sim genre. Then the developers over at Ludia found the way: Jurassic Park. Why did it have to be Jurassic Park?

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  • The Pokemon Art Gallery

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    There is a lot of horrific art out there. As an art minor I'm ashamed to say that I've wasted too much of my life staring at it. Luckily, The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis did not dissapoint with their recent Pokemon Battle Royale Exhibition. More

    There is a lot of horrific art out there. As an art minor I'm ashamed to say that I've wasted too much of my life staring at it. Luckily, The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis did not dissapoint with their recent Pokemon Battle Royale Exhibition... More
  • My Top 10 Game Informer Videos Of 2011

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    Well I hope you aren't sick of the whole "Best of 2011" topic. Instead of presenting my favorite games of the year (which will be in the February issue of the magazine) I thought it would be fun to rank my favorite Game Informer videos from... More
  • A Year at Game Informer

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    I was tinkering with the sea of scattered equipment in Game Informer's make-shift video storage room when Matt Miller told me that I'd be going on the next cover trip: "They're making an Elder Scrolls V, it's called Skyrim."... More
  • The Video Initiative

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    One of the most common phrases in video production is “Let’s do that one thing...”  Whether it's the Cribs-style tour, the NOOO!!! pullback shot, or the cheesy 1950's PSA parody, there are always comfy cliches to fall back on. More

    One of the most common phrases in video production is “Let’s do that one thing...” Whether it's the Cribs-style tour, the NOOO!!! pullback shot, or the cheesy 1950's PSA parody, there are always comfy cliches to fall back on... More