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  • Blog Post: Opinion – I'm Disappointed In Myself For Forgiving Star Wars Battlefront's Shortcomings

    In the lead-up to Star Wars Battlefront, I was transparent that I didn't think the game was shaping up well . My experience at Gamescom with the then newly announced Fighter Squadrons mode was dripping with disappointment. Everything pointed to a shallow experience that would sell in huge numbers... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Readers And Staff Tell Their Favorite Star Wars Games

    Starting with the release of A New Hope in 1977, the Star Wars film franchise set the world on fire. Merchandise soon became a major part of the culture that formed around Star Wars fandom as the devotees tried to immerse themselves more and more in the universe. As the decades passed, tens of video... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis: EA's Digital Profit Margins Twice That Of Retail Sales (And Why That Matters To Gamers)

    One of the most profound trends in the video game business today is the significant shift from physical sales to digital delivery. Each quarter, publishers are reporting double-digit growth year-over-year in the area, as consumers are opting for digital copies in greater numbers. Speaking at the UBS... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Playing Through The Different Modes In Star Wars Battlefront

    Ever since our Test Chamber of the Star Wars Battlefront beta back in October, we've been itching to get our hands on the full version of the game. With Battlefront's release tomorrow, we're taking a look at a few of the various game modes. In the video below we check out Supremacy, Heroes... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Need For Speed

    Ventura Bay is a big place, but we're here to be your guide through the ins and outs of its racing scene. Kato and Miller give you a tour through the game, including the customization garage, it's cringe-worthy cast of characters, and a run in with Johnny Law. For more on Ghost Games' reboot... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Watch Darth Vader Force Choke Us In The Star Wars Battlefront Beta

    Star Wars fans likely have two dates memorized: November 17, the launch of Star Wars Battlefront, and December 18, the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens . The countdown to both launches is made a little less painful today with the launch of the Star Wars Battlefront... More
  • Blog Post: What Works (And What Doesn't) In Dragon Age: Inquisition's Final DLC

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been out for almost a year, and its story is coming to a close. The final DLC, Trespasser, is an epilogue set years after the conclusion of the main campaign. Compared to previous single-player DLC for the game, this one is a more focused, narrative-driven experience. That's... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Answers The Big Questions About Dragon Age: Inquisition's Final DLC

    Over the last year, BioWare has added to its fantastic RPG with DLC like Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent (as well as free updates and multiplayer content). At a PAX panel today, the studio revealed Trespasser, the final piece of content for Dragon Age: Inquisition. To get more details about this narrative... More
  • Blog Post: Jade Raymond Talks About Her Work On Star Wars, Her New Studio, And Hardline's Future

    A month ago, EA announced that it was giving former Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond a new home in Montréal. Co-located with the BioWare team working on Mass Effect Andromeda, a new studio named Motive was founded to work on its own new IP and play a major role with Visceral's Star... More
  • Blog Post: Impressions On Five Additions To Madden 16

    Fans are always wondering what's really new with Madden. Well, for this year's game there are a few standouts we noticed in our time with the game at E3. Some are attempts to fix lingering problems while others are brand new to the series. Draft Champions This is a 15-round fantasy football-esque... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap of EA's E3 Press Conference

    In case you missed EA's media briefing in all the E3 madness, never fear! Kim and Jeff M covered the event live, and discussed the highlights in their post-show wrap up. Check it out in the video below! Full Version: TLDR Version: More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

    Mirror’s Edge made a lasting impression on fans in 2008, with its innovative blend of exhilarating first-person parkour and guns-optional gameplay. At E3 2013, DICE announced that it was developing a sequel to the game. Since then, we haven’t heard much more. That changed recently, with the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Video Game Bullshots

    First impressions are important, and game companies want to ensure gamers are excited when a new title is revealed. However, sometimes they go beyond simply putting their best foot forward, releasing doctored screens to generate enthusiasm. It’s an ethically dubious process, since we don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Celebration News Round-Up

    Star Wars Celebration is still ongoing, and plenty of news about the new film and Star Wars: Battlefront have already resulted from the show. We've gathered up all the new details here in one place. Star Wars: Battlefront The biggest news out of the show for gamers were all the new details about... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition Is Weak Force

    As you might expect from the Star Wars Battlefront blowout coverage today, the game is up for pre-order right now. I came across something interesting today courtesy of a friend: EA is offering a “deluxe” digital edition of its upcoming multiplayer title. Included in the “deluxe”... More
  • Blog Post: The Ups And Downs Of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s First DLC

    The first piece of single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is now available , adding on to the already enormous amount of content your Inquisitor can conquer. Jaws of Hakkon introduces plot points regarding warring Avvar tribes, long-lost gods, and the leader of the Inquisition’s last incarnation... More
  • Blog Post: 25 Years of Maxis – Living the Simulated Dream

    Author's Note: This article originally appeared in issue 236 of Game Informer. With the news of Maxis closing its doors in Emeryville, we wanted to post the feature to give you a look at happier days at the legendary studio. I conducted these interviews in September 2012 – prior to the release... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Battlefield Hardline Premium Typifies Problems With DLC

    Gamers have gotten used to the idea that they might spend more than the initial sticker price on a game. DLC in various forms, season passes, and premium memberships are common, and often just easily ignored temptations – unnecessary for some and a nice thing to have for others. Although there... More
  • Blog Post: Beyond Inquisition: What We Want For The Future Of Dragon Age

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fantastic game, and we’ve written plenty about the things it does well. With this victory under BioWare’s belt, you can bet that the developer is going to continue the Dragon Age series. What that continuation looks like is still a mystery; the next step could... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Dragon Age: Inquisition Has The Best Cast In The Series To Date

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has my favorite cast by far. In the past two entries, I've only enjoyed a few select members from each game (cough, cough Morrigan and Varric), but I've never found an ensemble as powerful as Dragon Age: Inquisition, where even if I didn't like certain cast members... More
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