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  • Proof That Mankind Has Gone Too Far: Ferarri World

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    Before I give any commentary on what Ferarri World is, click the video and experience it for yourself. More

    Before I give any commentary on what Ferarri World is, click the video and experience it for yourself. This isn't a joke. Ferarri World is real, and it's going to open to the public on October 28. The website also lists that the Abu Dhabi location... More
  • The 10 Batman Stories You Should Read After Playing Arkham Asylum

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    UPDATE: In the spirit of our Batman: Arkham City coverage, I figured I would move this list back up into the feed.

    ORIGINAL STORY When my Batman: Arkham Asylum review hit the Internet, my mailbox filled up with reader comments pertaining to my critique of the game’s story. Since I poked holes in the underdeveloped plot, most readers wanted to know what I thought made for a great Batman story. More

    UPDATE: In the spirit of our Batman: Arkham City coverage, I figured I would move this list back up into the feed. ORIGINAL STORY When my Batman: Arkham Asylum review hit the Internet, my mailbox filled up with reader comments pertaining to my critique... More
  • Green Lantern Movie Costume Revealed!

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    I'm a huge fan of Entertainment Weekly, and I've also read every issue of Green Lantern dating back to 1979. The "kick ass" that came out of my mouth when I saw EW's upcoming cover probably shook the foundation of Game Informer's office. I can't wait to see the Green Lantern movie! More

    I'm a huge fan of Entertainment Weekly , and I've also read every issue of Green Lantern dating back to 1979. The "kick ass" that came out of my mouth when I saw EW's upcoming cover probably shook the foundation of Game Informer's... More
  • A Live Journal Of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's Onslaught Mode

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    I haven't kept up on my Battlefield: Bad Company 2 news. Like Matt Bertz, Game Informer's resident Battlefield freak, I lost interest in the game's multiplayer component once I unlocked all of the weapons and the servers became plagued with insufferable lag. I honestly didn't think I would be going back to play this game again any time soon, if ever. That tune changed when Bertz asked me if I would be interested in playing Bad Company 2's newest DLC entitled Onslaught. More

    I haven't kept up on my Battlefield: Bad Company 2 news. Like Matt Bertz, Game Informer's resident Battlefield freak, I lost interest in the game's multiplayer component once I unlocked all of the weapons and the servers became plagued with... More
  • Alan Wake's Ending: Theories & Possibilities

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    SPOILER ALERT: This blog reveals the conclusion of Alan Wake. More

    SPOILER ALERT: This blog reveals the conclusion of Alan Wake.

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  • A Night To Forget In Red Dead Redemption

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    A few nights ago, I stood in line to pick up Red Dead Redemption at the midnight launch. As the minutes ticked by slower and slower, Game Informer's Nick Ahrens and I decided that we would forego playing single player, and would instead form a posse to terrorize other players. Along with Nick, my friends Phil Hoff, Adam Retzer, and Darnel (he believes only having one name will make him the next Madonna) decided to join in on our shenanigans. Big mistake. More

    A few nights ago, I stood in line to pick up Red Dead Redemption at the midnight launch. As the minutes ticked by slower and slower, Game Informer's Nick Ahrens and I decided that we would forego playing single player, and would instead form a posse... More
  • A Game I Wouldn't Mind Seeing: Version 2

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    Some of you are probably thinking "didn't Reiner already post this article last week?" Yes. Yes, I did. I also managed to delete it. More

    Some of you are probably thinking "didn't Reiner already post this article last week?" Yes. Yes, I did. I also managed to delete it. As I learned the hard way, if you surf our website on an iPhone you have to be wary of the 'delete post'... More
  • The Achievement Debacle

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    In the Xbox 360’s early years, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford waged an achievement war against me. Every day we devoted hours of our time to inflate our gamerscores. Neither of us set an endgame score. Neither of us really understood what we were getting into. We farmed college basketball games. We sunk entire weekends into awful kids games. I even canceled plans with friends to dedicate a solid day to achievements, since Randy had put in an unexpected late night to raise his gamerscore 800 points above mine.

    Our foolish endeavor wasn’t a complete waste of time. Since my gamerscore is 40,000 points above Randy’s now, I’ve earned the right to openly mock him in public. Our obsession with achievements became an interesting study on game design by osmosis as well. Randy’s conclusions are similar to mine. “One thing I've learned is that achievement hunting is very compelling as a meta game,” Pitchford says. “It's so compelling that through 2008, I think I spent a lot more hours playing Xbox 360 than I should have.”  More

    In the Xbox 360’s early years, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford waged an achievement war against me. Every day we devoted hours of our time to inflate our gamerscores. Neither of us set an endgame score. Neither of us really understood... More
  • Pleasures Of War

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    When I play first-person shooters, my emotional state fluctuates between wild jubilation and embarrassing child-like pouting. No matter how my soldier is faring on the battlefield, I find myself leaning on specific gameplay mechanics like stealthy knife stabs or full speed tank rundowns. The reasoning? I get a big kick out of annihilating foes in unintentionally comedic ways. More

    When I play first-person shooters, my emotional state fluctuates between wild jubilation and embarrassing child-like pouting. No matter how my soldier is faring on the battlefield, I find myself leaning on specific gameplay mechanics like stealthy knife... More
  • Final Fantasy Versus The West

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    Final Fantasy XIII releases next Tuesday. I’ve been waiting patiently to play this game since its announcement 14 years ago (give or take a year or a decade). When it was announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, many journalists, myself included, wrote that Final Fantasy XIII could be the game that gives Sony the edge in the console war. When Square Enix stripped the exclusivity away with the surprising announcement of an Xbox 360 version, the scales tipped back in favor of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Yet, here on the eve of Final Fantasy XIII’s launch, I’m not hearing the buzz of a generation defining game. I hardly hear a buzz at all. More

    Final Fantasy XIII releases next Tuesday. I’ve been waiting patiently to play this game since its announcement 14 years ago (give or take a year or a decade). When it was announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, many journalists, myself included... More
  • A Journal Of MLB 2K10

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    With Madden NFL 10 selecting this year's Super Bowl winner (this simulation has chosen correctly five out of six times), the football season is officially over. Seriously people, there's no point in watching the Super Bowl unless you want to see a performance by The Geriatric Who. Since no one watches hockey, and organized basketball died in 2000, it's time to focus all of our attention on the forthcoming baseball season. More

    Reiner devotes his life to the series' newest mode, My Player.

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  • How Not To Play The Wii

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    Game Informer's editor-in-chief, Andy McNamara, will be the first person to tell you, "there's something seriously wrong with Reiner." Evidence (like this blog) may prove him right. The topic at hand: I laugh myself silly when I look at staged marketing photos of people playing the Wii. These images are so far removed from reality that I can't help wonder what demographic they are trying to attract. I wouldn't let any of these people into my house, let alone share a couch with them! In an effort to amuse myself (and perhaps you), I've complied a collection of all of the Wii marketing photos I could find on the Game Informer computers. Enjoy! More

    Game Informer's editor-in-chief, Andy McNamara, will be the first person to tell you, "there's something seriously wrong with Reiner." Evidence (like this blog) may prove him right. The topic at hand: I laugh myself silly when I look... More