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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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How Tacoma Draws Inspiration From System Shock, Alien, And More

by Joe Juba

Even though Tacoma is set in a space station, the team at Fullbright isn’t just drawing from sci-fi classics to inform its approach to the game. The player’s experience with the game goes beyond the futuristic setting; Tacoma is also about people, their relationships, and how you interact with your surroundings. We spoke with Fullbright co-founders Steve Gaynor and Karla Zimonja about the various things – including movies, books, plays, and games – that help provide guidance when crafting the different elements of Tacoma.


Everything We Know About Fallout 4 So Far

by Joe Juba

When it was revealed at this year’s E3, Fallout 4 instantly became one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Through various demonstrations and announcements, we’re gradually learning more and more about the post-apocalyptic, open-world RPG. This list is your one-stop shop for all of the big news about Bethesda’s blockbuster; we’ll keep it updated with the latest info and features leading up to Fallout 4’s big release on November 10.

What’s Going On With Pokémon This Year?

by Kyle Hilliard

Every year since the release of Pokémon Platinum on Nintendo DS in 2009, Game Freak has released a core Pokémon game on a Nintendo handheld. Unless there are some surprise announcements in store, it looks like 2015 will break Game Freak’s pattern for the first time in six years.

The Complete List of PlayStation 4 Exclusives

by Game Informer Staff

Many gamers lack the cash to purchase multiple consoles, forcing them to choose between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U based on the games available for each. Even if you do have them all, it's always handy to know which games you can only play on any particular system. To make sure you're getting the most out of what your PS4 has to offer, we've compiled an exhaustive list of all the exclusive titles for Sony's console. Note: some games are also playable on PC, but their only console release is on the PlayStation 4. We will update this list periodically.

The Biggest Gaming Gambles On The Way In 2015

by Matt Miller

We’ve got an exciting end of the year to anticipate. Some of the biggest game releases in years are on the way before the end of 2015, and we couldn’t be more excited. However, a close look at some of these titles reveals developers (and publishers) taking some big chances. Here are some of the big design and business gambles in games coming our way later this summer, fall, and winter.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

  1. Analysis - As The Wii U Limps, Its Software Sales Leap
  2. Five Things We Want In A Resident Evil 2 Remake
  3. Never Played Shenmue? Watch Us Play The First Five Hours
  4. Here’s Why Dragon Quest XI Might (Not) Make It To North America
  5. Seen At Summer Games Done Quick 2015
  6. 10 Ridiculous Action Heroes To Take On The Terminator In WWE 2K16
  7. Tack's Top 8 Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Games
  8. What We Can Learn From The First Mafia III Image
  9. The Readers Have Spoken And Selected The Best Version Of Batman
  10. Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (July 30, 2015)

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Team Game Informer – Extra Life 2015 Kick-Off!

If you're interested in watching people play a bunch of video games for a good cause, you should check out Game Informer's Extra Life event hosted by Zachary Pligge. A goal of $25,000 has been set for this year, and Team GI thinks the community can surpass it.

Why Is Nathan Drake The Best?

Sam_Lincoln's super-short blog sings praise for Nathan Drake. I agree that the character is pretty cool, having just played through the trio of PS3 games this past winter. Anyone else like Drake?

An Idea For A New Crash Bandicoot Game

Born4this has some crazy ideas for a new Crash Bandicoot game. I'm not sure it would really work, but I'd welcome the return of the bandicoot – crazy ideas and all.