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1.6.2017

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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February Cover Revealed – The Top 50 Games Of 2016

by Brian Shea

With celebrity deaths and stressful world events galore, 2016 was a roller coaster for many. Despite that, the year that we just left behind was fantastic for the video game industry. Month after month, gamers were treated to excellent releases that delivered new and exciting experiences. While 2017 is officially under way, we want to take one last opportunity to look back at what 2016 had to offer in gaming.


 

Game Informer Best of 2016 Awards

by Jeff Marchiafava

From Nathan Drake's final adventure to the heated overtimes of Overwatch, 2016 was an amazing year for video games. Culling down our annual Top 50 list was harder than ever this year, but now it's time to share the results. Our full Top 50 list is featured in the latest issue of Game Informer, but that won't stop us sharing our picks for 2016's best platform exclusives, genre standouts, multiplayer experiences, and more. Read on to see which games took home honors, including G.I.'s Game of the Year award.


Reader's Choice Best Of 2016 Awards

by Jeff Cork

Good grief, has it already been a year? Every year, around this time, we look at the games that released over the previous 12 months and give the best ones a special shout out as part of our best of the year awards. In addition, we poll our readers (that’s you!) to see what they think should win the awards. Sometimes the picks align, sometimes they don’t. You can see for yourself how everything panned out today, with the release of the results.

Developers From Naughty Dog, id, Square Enix, And More Share Their Top Games Of 2016

by Kyle Hilliard

This may come as a surprise, but the people who make video games? They play and like them us much as us regular ol' non-developers. As we wave goodbye to 2016, we decided to reach out to developers and find out what their favorite five games of 2016 were.

Mass Effect Andromeda Coming In March

by Joe Juba

The last Mass Effect game released about five years ago, and that's a long time to wait for a new installment if you're a fan. Well, the wait is almost over: BioWare has announced the release date for Mass Effect Andromeda.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

 
  1. Game Informer Editors Share Their 2016 Top 10 Game Lists
  2. RPG Grind Time – Looking Back On 2016 And What’s Ahead
  3. Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever
  4. Top Digital Card Games Of 2016
  5. I Have Become An Annoying Video Game Dad Coach
  6. The Best Achievements And Trophies Of 2016
  7. Check Out 25 Years Of Game Informer's GOTY Awards
  8. Meet The Man Who Put Mario And Zelda On The Philips CD-i
  9. You Know You Play Too Much Overwatch When...
  10. Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (January 5, 2017)

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GI Community

 

Check out our Game Informer Online community blog picks! Here you’ll find a sampling of the great content our community members have to offer. Not a member yet? Want to have your voice heard? Sign up here and get blogging!

 
Why You Should Play The Last Guardian

Writer Zack Burrows calls sitting down to blog about this game a "surreal experience." But now that the game has finally come out, "there's nothing like" it. Granted, that's not true when the game is having its issues.

The Most Annoying Characters of 2016

Not all characters are created equally. These are the bunch that Attackcobra really didn't enjoy. I don't remember some of them, and I even played the games they are from, so our blogger must be onto something.

Why DLC is Great for Games

DLC is hit or miss – and also divisive – but SWAD42 is here to sing its praise. I like DLC when it's good and actually gives me more of something I enjoy, but all too often games just try to make an extra buck. Star Wars Battlefront didn't feel complete and worth the price of admission until its DLC came out. If I had paid full price for the base game, I would have been mighty surly.

   
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