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  • Blog Post: Conflict In Utopia - How Relationships Are At The Heart Of Ken Levine's New Game

    Earlier today, we published the first half of our interview with Ken Levine . We spoke extensively about authentic diversity and the subtle approach to building believable characters. As we continued to speak, our conversation turned toward Levine's current project. In February 2014, Irrational Games... More
  • Blog Post: Faith In Rapture – Ken Levine Shares Thoughts On Creating Authentic Diversity

    In order to understand how this story came about and why I felt it important to write, I need to break a rule. I need to insert myself, just a bit, into the narrative. I was raised in a Jewish home, and we worshiped at a Reformed synagogue. To understand what that means, know that during confirmation... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful period for the company to date; with its excellent Xbox Live service and deep support from third-party developers, the Xbox 360 in many ways became the defining console of the last generation... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming’s 10 Biggest ‘First-World Problems’

    Game characters have a lot to complain about. Whether it’s the love of your life being stolen by a giant talking dinosaur turtle thing or a nuclear apocalypse wiping out the majority of life on the planet, a lot of video game characters have a rough go. Amidst of all of these trials and tragedies... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – BioShock

    Welcome to our second installment of The Essentials, our “required reading” for anyone interested in experiencing the best that the video game scene has to offer. Each weekend we take a look back at a single game and consider its importance. Sometimes, our choices reflect the powerful influence... More
  • Blog Post: Kim Wallace’s Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    Storytelling has always been very important to me in games; it’s what keeps me hooked and immersed. I’ve often looked at the narrative as the great pay-off for all my hard work to complete a game, so it’s no surprise that the list below features games that told memorable tales. One... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Spooky Video Game Locations To Visit This Halloween

    All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and for many that means seeking out the best scares the holiday has to offer. If you’re one of those brave people who walk unfazed through haunted houses and yawn at the spookiest horror films, then why not try getting your scares at these video game locations... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The First Trailer For The Flame In The Flood

    We just gave the world the first information on the promising new Kickstarter game The Flame in the Flood. Now, you can see the game in action. This is the Molasses Flood's Kickstarter video for The Flame in the Flood. For more on the game, read our feature on the game and its development. Related... More
  • Blog Post: Without A Net: BioShock Vets Face Life After Irrational With The Flame in the Flood

    [Note: This article appears in the new issue of Game Informer. Molasses Flood's Kickstarter page is here .] [Photography: Dan Perez de la Garza , all photos subject to copyright] In the Boston suburb of Cambridge, six people sit in a cramped room in the basement of a nondescript office building,... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Physical Miniatures From Virtual Worlds – Bringing Tiny BioShock To Life

    During his working hours, Andy Jarosz runs the company he owns – one that makes camera and lighting gear used by the film industry. In his free time however, Jarosz creates impressive miniature sets inspired by video games. We’ve featured his Battlefield creation before, which you can check... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Playing As A Little Sister In BioShock 2

    For many fans, BioShock 2’s story didn’t live up to the legacy of the original BioShock. While I agree that the original BioShock is the better game, I still enjoyed BioShock 2 – and believe it has moments of brilliance scattered throughout. Playing as a Little Sister is a high point... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Mike’s Favorite Opening Sequences From Last Generation

    There are a number of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles that I love, but the games that endear themselves to me hook me immediately. I’m not opposed to giving a game some time to get going, but I’ll always prefer those that are ready to entertain right away. I’ve picked five games on... More
  • Blog Post: Places – Arkham Asylum

    In the newest installment of the Batman: Arkham series, the Dark Knight has the freedom to explore the entirety of Gotham, swooping between buildings, crossing through the high supports of bridges, and diving down onto thugs in the streets below. But in 2009, our first glimpse of this new version of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Irrational Games

    Do you have that developer who is your sure bet? Mine’s Irrational Games. The visionary studio never lets me down and continues to break the mold with each release. Not only does Irrational continually outdo itself and other developers, but its innovation is most admirable. Whenever I step into... More
  • Blog Post: Boarding Columbia: An Up-Close Look At The BioShock Board Game

    Much of the video gaming world has spent recent months exploring the city of Columbia in Irrational's long-awaited BioShock Infinite. The adventure of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth in the dysfunctional floating city has proven to be one of the best game experiences in years. For those hungry for more... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Turned Hype Into Disappointment

    Today's cancellation of Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U is the final chapter in the long and sad story of the game's development. At one point, Colonial Marines was a highly anticipated title, but fans' excitement and expectations hit rock bottom once they actually played it. This doesn't... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled – BioShock Infinite

    The Game Informer office has been filled with excited whispering about Irrational's fantastic BioShock Infinite . Many editors beat the game within days of its release, and we have been busy piecing together the mind-bending plot and sharing our favorite moments. We decided to finally stop whispering... More
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