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  • Hundreds Delivers Stressful Fun

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    Welcome to Hundreds, a new iOS game by Semi Secret Software.

    How does it work? You see that "76" hidden behind a grey sphere? If that number reaches 100, the level is complete. To make this number grow, the player must tap and hold the grey spheres. In this particular stage, the like colored spheres must be touched in unison. Holding a finger on a sphere makes the number climb and also increases the size of the sphere. If any of the spheres collide with one another, the game is over. If a sphere touches a spinning saw blade of doom, its number is reduced to 0. For this stage, dividing the number evenly across all four spheres is a great strategy. In other stages, victory may come from one or two giant spheres. Seems simple, right? More

    It's frying my nerves, yet I can't stop playing it.

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  • An iOS Space Shooter You Should Consider Playing

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    My coworkers often make fun of me for playing everything. And I mean everything. I play bad licensed kids games, purchase weird iOS games with the word “Fart” in the title, and deem any game that scores a 1 or higher on Game Informer’s scoring scale to be in my wheelhouse. People often ask me why I play these games, and I say that they give me perspective. One of the few games that I refused to play this year was Psyonix Studios’ Arc Squadron, an on-rails space shooter for iOS. More

    Arc Squadron is a must-play for fans of Star Fox and Panzer Dragoon.

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  • Small Moments That Make A Big Difference

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    The Game Informer staff has amassed a sizable collection of articles that highlight the top moments in video games. Whether its Kim defending Final Fantasy X's awkward laughing sequence or Tim reflecting on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's inverted castle, our writers provide insightful looks back at some of their favorite gaming memories. Most of these stories center on specific story sequences and amazing reveals; they usually don't account for the gameplay that defines these titles. More

    This ever-expanding list explores gameplay that defines titles, and small touches that make them stand out.

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  • The Man Of Steel Soars In New Trailer

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    Kevin Costner is Superman's Earth dad? I fully support this idea. I also love how Man of Steel is looking. The lengthy trailer gives us a good look at Superman in action, and also the dark tone that director Zach Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are hoping to achieve. Man of Steel looks to complement Nolan's Batman trilogy fairly well. More

    The lengthy trailer gives us a good look at Superman in action, and also the dark tone that director Zach Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are hoping to achieve. Man of Steel looks to complement Nolan's Batman trilogy fairly well.

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  • Watch Star Trek Into Darkness' Teaser Trailer

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    I'm a big fan of J.J. Abrams' new direction for Star Trek. Abrams and the Bad Robot crew found a way to preserve this universe's rich lore, and also give it a fresh start. I hope Disney and LucasFilm find a similar approach for the new Star Wars films. I've read many of the Expanded Universe novels, and would hate to think that these stories don't matter. Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy is one of the best Star Wars stories to date. More

    Star Trek Into Darkness' teaser trailer shows plenty of eye-grabbing shots, but doesn't give away too many story details.

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  • Iron Man 3's Trailer Shows A Different Side Of Tony Stark

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    In two Iron Man films and The Avengers, Tony Stark has been a cocky prankster, capable of dishing out hilarious one-liners in the face of great evil. In the Iron Man 3 trailer, we're seeing an entirely different side of this character. He's fearful, sleepless, and it looks like his entire world is about to be turned upside down. More

    Don't expect to hear any hilarious one-liners in this trailer.

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  • LTTP: Fart Cat

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    Yesterday I asked my Twitter followers to list off their favorite mobile games of the year. Super Hexagon, and Rayman Jungle Run were mentioned the most. A few people also listed a game called Fart Cat as a defining release of 2012. The name of the game obviously intrigued me. I downloaded it immediately. More

    It turns out Fart Cat lives up to its namesake

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  • Classified Ad: Looking For Borderlands 2 Buddies

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    I played Borderlands 2 alone this morning. It didn't feel like the same game, not by a long stretch. I much prefer playing it with a full group of four. I reached out to the Game Informer community for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer participants and was able to assemble teams within a matter of minutes. I'm going to do the same thing for Borderlands 2. More

    Borderlands 2 is a fun game made better with friends. Join my lootfest!

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  • A Lego Contraption 600 Hours In The Making

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    If I had even an ounce of the mechanical engineering talent of Lego builder Akiyuky, I would quit Game Informer and spend my days trying to build functioning Dinobots. Akiyuky has assembled one of the most elaborate Lego contractions to date, which is similar to this blue ball machine, only louder and more expensive. This device runs a ball through its 17 different stations every second. Some of these sections are mind-boggling feats of Lego assembly. More

    If I had even an ounce of the mechanical engineering talent of Lego builder Akiyuky , I would quit Game Informer and spend my days trying to build functioning Dinobots. Akiyuky has assembled one of the most elaborate Lego contractions to date, which is... More
  • The History Of Lego Told In CG Film

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    Lego Group is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. I always knew this company had a lengthy history, but I've never taken the time out of my day to read up on its pre-Lego days. I'm glad I didn't. Lego Group recounts its early days in the lovingly-crafted CG short film The Lego Story. While much of this company's success revolves around an inventor having a great idea, the road it took to get to that point is not what I expected. You can watch the entire movie below. More

    Lego Group recounts its early days in the lovingly-crafted CG short film The Lego Story.

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  • Currently Playing: Week 7

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    I don’t think I’m fulfilling my nerd quota this year. I haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, or Prometheus. I’ve fallen behind on seasons of Primeval and Doctor Who. All of my time is going into my gaming and work. A spur-of-the-moment vacation may be needed to knock these necessary “must-see” movies and television shows off of my list. My nerd card shouldn’t be revoked yet. I did go see The Avengers twice, and no one in the Game Informer offices comes close to touching the number of games I’ve played this year. More

    Here are my thoughts on the games I played this weekend.

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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Lego Sets Available Now

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    I woke up this morning energized and wanting nothing more than to build a new Lego set. Perfect timing. Mall of America's Legoland just received all of the new Star Wars sets, including the Sith Fury-Class Interceptor from Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG. More

    Darth Malgus' Sith-Class Interceptor looks mighty nice in brick form.

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