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  • Blog Post: Classic Gaming’s 10 Worst-Kept Secrets

    Though they have been largely eliminated in today’s gaming landscape thanks to downloadable content and the Internet, hidden secrets have played a large role in the games industry since its early days. These intentionally programmed cheats and shortcuts went undocumented, but that didn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Is July 31 The Most Important Day In Gaming History?

    You’ve likely heard a lot of juicy tales regarding the creation of some of the industry’s biggest games, but the stories behind the stories are even juicer. Did you know that July 31 is actually one of the most eventful days in gaming history? Learn about all of the historic happenings that... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Rivals – The Best Shooters Of E3 2015

    E3 2015 was a big show for shooters, with several surprising announcements and plenty of bullet-raining gameplay on display. Game Informer's Matt Bertz and Brian Shea got a chance to play some of the biggest shooters at the show and were eager to compare the highs and lows of each. To learn even... More
  • Blog Post: The Pulse – Reiner's Most Anticipated Games

    E3 week is my favorite time of the year. Within the span of a few days, this expo inundates us with game news, announcements, surprises, videos, hands-on impressions, and horrible press conference moments. I call it a "welcome overload of information" – data we use to determine what games... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Boss Fights You Should Have Lost

    Beating a tough boss is one of the great thrills in video games…but sometimes your victories don’t seem plausible. For the sake of the story and providing a satisfying experience, you need to defeat adversaries who are far beyond your characters’ capabilities. When you think about... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Doom

    For over a month now, Game Informer has been taking a look back at the video game industry's most important titles. Dubbed the Essentials, these games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Dark Forces

    Today is the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Dark Forces! This episode of Replay is a celebration of this groundbreaking release . We discuss its place in history, our thoughts on the series today, and give you the one thing you've always wanted: the back story of assassin droid IG-88 A. Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?

    I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Old-School Shooters To Play While Waiting For Doom

    Lucky QuakeCon attendees got a sneak peek of the latest Doom in action. The newest entry in the influential first-person shooter series refocuses on old school genre pillars like fast movement, gory gunplay, and taking down large packs of enemies. The news has our blood pumping, so we've pulled together... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – Doom

    In light of today's news that beta access to the new Doom game is accompanying pre-orders for Wolfenstein: The New Order, it got us thinking about what we'd want in a modern Doom. According to a Kotaku report last year, Doom has been in development hell for over five years. This beta announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Deserve Remakes

    Games are the unfortunate victim of being a technology-focused medium. The games that defined our childhood show their age much faster than the movies we grew up with. It’s one of the reasons video game remakes are often worth getting excited about. They allow us to replay the games we love as... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Terrifying Enemies In Gaming

    Halloween just passed , but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop losing some sleep by terrorizing yourself with various forms of scary media just yet. What better way is there to scare yourself than playing a video game with terrifying enemies? These are some of the most terrifying enemies... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/12/12

    There were some great games released this week, so we’ll be spending the weekend trying to split our time between as many of them as possible. It’s not all about the new releases though, as a few older games will be getting some weekend lovin' as well. Joe Juba: I downloaded the Mechromancer... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Doom

    Doom is the grandfather of the modern shooter, originating many of the things we've come to know and love about gory first-person experiences. But does it still hold up today? Yep. The PlayStation 1 port? Maybe not as much. Join Jeff Marchiafava, Joe Juba, Andrew Reiner, and I as we blast through... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate The Holiday Weekend With Gaming's Easter Eggs

    It's timely that this week has been filled with news stories about hidden Easter eggs. We've learned recently about singing turrets in Portal 2 and hidden fights in Mortal Kombat, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite Easter eggs from gaming's past. Take a look at some of the... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Mashups We Want To Play

    Whenever gamers get together, it’s inevitable that the conversation will steer itself toward speculation and what-if scenarios. Even our favorite games could benefit from elements from other titles and genres. It’s clearly a thought exercise that designers enjoy playing, too. Games like Darksiders... More
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