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  • Blog Post: These Four Awesome Puzzle Games Help Decode Coding

    A new crop of puzzle games is blurring the line between entertainment and education by putting players in the role of a virtual programmer. They also happen to be among the best puzzle games I've ever played. People often think of computer programming as a dull and laborious activity, but writing... More
  • Blog Post: Five Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

    It’s the holiday season, and that might mean plenty of time spent in airports, cars, grandma’s kitchen, or listening to Uncle Jack talk about his "awesome" independent business. While the holidays can be a grand time to spend with family or friends, there are tons of cool mobile... More
  • Blog Post: Candy Crush Is As Devious As It Is Delicious

    Back in 2013 when King.com's Candy Crush was a small game with a lowly 10 million daily users, we chatted with King's Tommy Palm about how the game began and how it has become such a phenomenon. In light of Activision's $5.9 billion purchase of King , we decided it was a good excuse to reshare... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Our Hopes And Fears For Pokémon Go

    This morning , Nintendo and Pokémon developer Game Freak announced a partnership with Niantic Labs to release a Pokémon game with aspirations beyond those of anything Pokémon has done in the mobile space so far. Pokémon Go is based loosely on the not widely known but successful... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Star Wars: Uprising

    With the Star Wars hype machine in full swing as the release of The Force Awakens creeps ever closer, a new mobile game has hit the App Store and Google Play. Star Wars: Uprising is a dungeon crawler-like game set in the Star Wars universe that draws inspiration from games like Diablo. Players can go... More
  • Blog Post: Four Ways Fallout Shelter Needs To Improve If It Wants To Survive Post Hype

    Fallout Shelter dominated the mobile phones of Fallout fans for weeks after its surprise E3 release. The seemingly simple resource-management sim casts players as an overseer in one of the many Vault-Tec vaults scattered across the post-nuclear world of the popular Fallout Series. The object is to create... More
  • Blog Post: Win An Official Terra Battle Strategy Guide Signed By Creator Of Final Fantasy

    Gaming legend Hironobu Sakaguchi has tossed his signature on two copies of the Japanese Terra Battle Strategy Guide for two lucky Game Informer readers. Getting a shot at these awesome guides chock full of stats, artwork, and strategies is easy - just leave your favorite title that Sakaguchi has worked... More
  • Blog Post: Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Talks Band's Involvement With Guitar Hero Live

    Ever since "The Beast and the Harlot" challenged players in Guitar Hero II, fans of Avenged Sevenfold have requested more of the band to appear in the series. While Activision and Harmonix have given the Guitar Hero and Rock Band communities several tracks from Avenged Sevenfold's catalog... More
  • Blog Post: You Must Build A Boat Is Stealing My Life

    Despite not being a huge match-tree fan, I decided to check out You Must Build A Boat. Not only did the recently released puzzle game steal all of my gaming time last night, it apparently put me into a fugue state. Yesterday, the Game Informer office was preoccupied by the release of the much anticipated... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Mobile Games Worth Checking Out

    I’m on the go frequently, so I spend a lot of time mashing the screen on my phone or iPad. The mobile market often comes under fire for aggressive free-to-play models or lack of meaningful content, but there are always awesome new entries that keep me going back to the App Store to see what’s... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Card Games To Watch In 2015

    Digital card games have come into their own as a massive PC and mobile genre, with more options to pick from than ever. Whether you’re looking for a casual card battler or a full-fledged strategy experience, there’s probably something out there for you. Here are some of the titles you won’t... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Is A Pixelated Trip Down Memory Lane

    I’m exploring the Mist Cave, complete with some of the classic enemies and score. At the end of the stage, my team is forced to do battle with the Mist Dragon, complete with his shifting mist form from FFIV. But this time, Cecil isn’t around – instead, Kain, Cloud, and a handful of... More
  • Blog Post: How I Completely Murdered Thaddius: A Hearthstone Love Story

    Despite not being a huge collectible card game fan, I completely fell in love with Hearthstone this year. Here's a recap of the ridiculous boss match that won my heart (again). One of the reasons I (along with everyone else) love Hearthstone so much is the sheer variety of unique abilities cards... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Great Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    The holidays are filled with family gatherings, gift exchanging, mistletoe smooching, and – most importantly – brief respites from the festivities that are perfect for a little mobile gaming. Daniel Tack already has our iOS fans covered , but if you're looking for a good Android game... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – The Banner Saga

    I'm a big fan of strategy/RPGs, and I always regretted not having time to invest in The Banner Saga. That's why I gladly accepted Ben Reeves' challenge . Strategy/RPGs are a dime a dozen nowadays, and I love that developer Stoic incorporates choice as an extra layer of strategy. What I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – Monument Valley

    When we put together our list of the top 50 games of the year, we don't distinguish between retail, downloadable, and mobile titles. A great game is a great game, regardless of its platform. The result of putting all games on one master list is that many smaller titles – and mobile games especially... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Capcom’s Ace Attorney Series

    Capcom's Ace Attorney has become a niche darling and is partially responsible for helping visual novel games catch on in the West. These games put you in the shoes of a defense attorney, finding clues and deducing information to put the right person behind bars. With fun gameplay, great humor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Nanoloop, The Amazing Game Boy Music Creation Cartridge

    Recently, I was cleaning out my basement, and found an interesting bit of of video game history: one of the original Nanoloop Game Boy cartridges. I remember receiving this in the mail -- or at least grabbing it out of a pile of unopened Game Informer mail when I was an intern. It came as pictured, a... More
  • Blog Post: Peter Molyneux Thinks More Developers Should Go Free-To-Play

    Peter Molyneux created a number of well-known gaming franchises, such as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Fable, before leaving the big studios behind and starting his own indie developer, 22 Cans. Earlier this month, the studio launched Godus on iOS, which is currently working its way through early access... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Big Franchises That Went Mobile

    Certain games are practically guaranteed to be fun when they come out on conventional consoles, but dominating that realm isn’t always enough. Some publishers want to make a major splash in the mobile market with their biggest properties, not content to churn out silly companion apps. For instance... More
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