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  • Blog Post: 7 Strange Games Released After Their Consoles' Death

    Your favorite consoles aren’t going to be around forever. Rumors of Nintendo halting the Wii U’s production and murmurings of an upgraded PlayStation 4 on the horizon have people talking about shortened console life cycles. This conversation doesn’t even include consoles like The Ouya... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Omikron: The Nomad Soul

    Update: Today we remember musician David Bowie, who passed away today after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie's influence has been felt in games, with his music appearing in Elite Beat Agents and, more recently, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He also touched the gaming world with Quantic... More
  • Blog Post: Revisiting Shenmue: A First-Timer's Experience With The 15 Year-Old Classic

    In July of 2015, I began what would eventually turn into a three-month journey to play the Dreamcast classic Shenmue to completion for the first time in a video series . I went in with few expectations (we didn’t even commit to finishing the game until a few episodes in) and walked away generally... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Carrier

    We've been playing sub-par survival-horror games for years now, and there's one game that fans have brought up time and time again: Carrier. OK, OK, we get it! Uncle! This week, we finally get around to playing the Dreamcast game as we search for our special December 31 Super Replay candidate... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Six Dreamcast Games That Demand A Modern Sequel

    In the grand scheme of gaming history, the Sega Dreamcast was barely a blip on the radar. Sega's ill–fated console was never the most popular system on the market, and was only officially on store shelves for about a year-and-a-half. Even so, the Dreamcast produced a small number of gaming... More
  • Blog Post: We Played Dreamcast With Comedian Jackie Kashian

    The Game Informer offices are connected to the nationally renowned Acme Comedy Club , and from time to time we try to convince touring comedians to come by and play video games with us. On this occasion, we asked Jackie Kashian to come by. We played the little-known Dreamcast game Floigan Bros., and... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Gaming Innovations The World Wasn't Ready For (But Is Now)

    Since its inception, the game industry has been in a constant state of innovation. We’re at a point in this industry’s history where it seems that every year is a new metamorphosis of the industry that entertains us on a day-to-day basis. With today’s announcement of Microsoft’s... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Toy Commander

    Odds are you've never seen Godzilla wearing a bunny outfit, unless you played No Cliché's excellent Dreamcast title Toy Commander. We take a look at this charming game in this week's episode with special guest and Replay sensation Aram Jabbari. Our adventure takes us to a cat's... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Lesser-Known Horror Games

    Recognizable horror franchises like Silent Hill and Resident Evil are adored by fans, but what about the scary games that didn’t receive much time in the spotlight? This Halloween, instead of giving you the predictable “Best Horror Games” list, I wanted to shine a light on some under... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Jet Grind Radio

    "Cel shading" is a term that's been tossed around frequently for over a decade, but gamers in the 90s had never heard of the unique graphical style. With the 2000 release of Jet Grind Radio, the style that would go on to be used in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many more games... More
  • Blog Post: Time Sinks – Phantasy Star Online

    I first read about Phantasy Star Online as a news blurb in a gaming magazine. There was very little information other than “it is coming” and you can “play online with other people”. The sci-fi and fantasy blend of the Phantasy Star world was one that I had already spent countless... More
  • Blog Post: Time Sinks – Soul Calibur

    A console’s launch day is always an exciting time for gamers, and most purchasers of a new system prefer to go home with a handful of games. When the Dreamcast launched in 1999, I landed on four titles: Sonic Adventure, NFL 2K, Ready 2 Rumble, and Soul Calibur. Despite never having played Soul... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Dynamite Cop

    On March 6, Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and myself made our weekly visit to the Vault to pick a game to play for Replay. Reiner knelt down by the GameCube wall, Ben Reeves scoured our PSone shelves, and I looked over our Dreamcast selection. Near the top was a game that I had never heard of, but instantly... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Power Stone

    While far from a traditional entry in the genre, 1999's Power Stone was one of the most enjoyable fighters on the Dreamcast. With tons of environmental interaction, wacky weapons, and colorful characters, it managed to put forward a vibe that somewhat resembles that of Smash Bros. We decided to boot... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Shenmue

    One of the more polarizing games on the Sega Dreamcast was 2000's Shenmue. Directed by Yu Suzuki, this story-heavy action adventure title attracted many gamers but turned others off. With its slow pace, some grew tired of talking to random townspeople, participating in tedious side activities, and... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Sword Of The Berserk

    During the Playstation 2 era, gamers saw the rise of stylish and ultra-violent action games in the vein of Devil May Cry and God of War. While Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage can't touch the quality of those series, Eidos gave the genre a shot early in the days of the Dreamcast. We grabbed it... More
  • Blog Post: Last Stand: The Final Games Of The Biggest Consoles

    Many gamers consider a console dead as soon as its successor hits store shelves. While it's true that the release schedule takes a massive hit when this happens, there are always a handful of titles that arrive late to the party. Take a look at the final games released for some of gaming's biggest... More
  • Blog Post: The Console Time Capsule

    We all have (mostly) fond memories of console launches and the excitement of those early days. The sexy new graphics. The new batch of games. The untold possibilities. A handful of Game Informer editors jotted down some of their memories about those heady times. What do you think? Tell us your launch... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Sonic Adventure

    Tossing in an old Sonic title for an episode of Replay has been a long time coming. I just never thought the first one we'd play would be Sonic Adventure. Don't get me wrong - I loved Sonic Adventure when it released alongside the Dreamcast in 1999, but that games, well... it hasn't aged... More
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