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In addition to covering all of the most important news coming out of the video game industry, we do our best each week to bring you the most informative and entertaining previews, video features, and editorial content you won’t find anywhere else. Here are the biggest stories from the past week:


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The Twenty Best Things We Saw At PAX East

by Mike Futter

We’re still coming down off our PAX high, and wanted to share some of our favorite things that we saw this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the coverage, this list (and the links in each entry) should point you in the direction of our favorite experiences.


Game Informer's Top Scoring Game Reviews Of 2014

by Bryan Vore

We review loads of games every year, but only the best receive our special Game Informer awards. Some earn a Silver (a score of 8.5 to 8.75), some Gold (9.0 to 9.5), and an elite few make it all the way to Platinum (9.75 to 10). The most outstanding reviewed game featured in Game Informer Magazine also receives our coveted Game of the Month award. We've compiled every awarded game that released in 2014 so that you can easily browse and keep track of the top scoring games. If a particular game catches your eye, you can click on the title to read the full review. This list will be updated monthly so be sure to check back regularly to stay on top of all the finest games and see if your favorites make the cut.

Eight Ways To Improve Your Dark Souls II Experience

by Jeff Marchiafava

I've sunk about 60 hours into Dark Souls II, and although I've loved my time with the game, I do have some regrets. From Software doesn't provide players with a lot of explanations or direction, and although the sense of discovery you get from experimenting is often rewarding, there are some aspects of the game that shouldn't be overlooked. Here's a list of things I wish I had known from the beginning.

Introducing Fortnite's Commando Class

by Jeff Marchiafava

Fortnite constitutes a major departure for Epic Games, thanks to its strong focus on fort building and exploring large, procedurally generated worlds. However, the first of Fortnite's character classes will be reassuringly familiar to fans of the developer's venerable history in the triple-A shooter space. The commando is the tried-and-true lynchpin of any player squad, providing ample defense against the storm's encroaching monsters with an arsenal of high-powered firearms.

Should You Buy An Amazon Fire TV For Gaming?

by Ben Reeves

New video game consoles usually feature the most advanced technology, which makes them pricey pieces of technology that some avid gamers can't afford. But does a gaming machine need the most advanced technology to provide a wealth of entertainment? This is the question that Android-based gaming consoles such as the Ouya have started to explore. Amazon recently released the Fire TV, a media-streaming device that also plays Android powered games. Should this system be a temping buy for gamers? Or does it cater to a different crowd? We put the console through its paces and tell you if it's worth buying.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

  1. Introducing Fortnite's Ninja Class
  2. Five To Watch From PAX East 2014
  3. What Makes A Game Ending Memorable?
  4. Telling The Story Without Cutscenes In Infamous Second Son
  5. The Seven Strangest Moments From Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life Presentation
  6. Looking Back On Martin O'Donnell's Bungie Career
  7. Halo, Destiny Composer Martin O’Donnell Let Go From Bungie ‘Without Cause’
  8. Opinion: I Want More Fetch From Infamous: Second Son
  9. Reiner And Phil's Radical Reunion
  10. Blog Herding: Community Edition 04/17/14

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The First Impression Is Often The Last

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It's All In The Title

BestNinjaNacho considers the impact a video game's title can have on persuading gamers into buying the game, while including a few examples to illustrate the point.

10 More Video Game Haikus Just For You

Not only is thegodofwine7 a professional maker of top ten video game-inspired lists, apparently he is also quite versed at penning a collection of video game Haikus.