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  • Blog Post: Taking Cues From Other Shooters To Craft A Better Star Wars Battlefront

    Star Wars Battlefront wows fans with an unparalleled presentation that immerses players in George Lucas’ space opera like no other title. When you look beyond the amazing audio and faithful visuals, however, the game comes up short. To help chart a course of improvement, here are some of Battlefront's... More
  • Blog Post: Is Star Wars: Battlefront One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    It's been another good year to be a gamer given all the great experiences we've played, but like every year there's a healthy debate as to which titles actually belong on our Top 50 games list . I've been having fun with Star Wars: Battlefront's easy, breezy take on online multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: The Maps We'd Like To See In Star Wars Battlefront's DLC

    Although DICE can be commended for creating the most authentic Star Wars video game experience to date, Star Wars Battlefront comes up short in content. As an enormous fan of George Lucas' original trilogy of Star Wars films, I can't help but feel excitement whenever I step on the snowy dunes... More
  • Blog Post: An Incredibly Stupid Way To Beat Star Wars: Battlefront's Survival Mode On Endor

    Being a topnotch FPS player doesn't just require catlike reflexes and perfect aim – you also need to be an expert strategist and tactical planner. That, or you can hide in a log like a pair of idiots. Battlefront's co-op survival mode pits you and a friend against 15 waves of increasingly... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Live – Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Star Wars Battlefront

    Update: The stream has concluded, but you can check out the archived version here! Stream starts at 1:09 Original Story: No stormtrooper will be left standing at the end of our Star Wars Battlefront live stream. We're taking a look at the retail version of the game, and will explore every facet of... 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: 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: Is Visceral Dropping More Hints About Its Upcoming Star Wars Game?

    Update: A few weeks ago, Nolan North talked openly about what he knew of Visceral's upcoming Star Wars project, saying "...if you’re a big fan of Amy Hennig and her styles of stories, the big thing about her is she’s gone to EA and is going to reboot a brand-new Star Wars franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Five Thoughts About Some Of The Additions To FIFA 16

    The FIFA series has been on a tear in the last few years, and we got hands on FIFA 16 and gauge some of the new features that stand out in our experience. There are other improvements and additions to FIFA 16, but in my limited time playing a few games, here are some of things that I noticed. Passing... 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: Seven Playoff Beards We Want In NHL 16

    One of the best traditions in sports is the pro hockey's playoff beard, a superstition that dictates players not shave their beards during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Started by the famous Islanders teams of the 1980s, decorum dictates that once the regular season ends, the players are committed to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Battlefront

    After spending a week at Star Wars Celebration , and getting my first look at DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront revival, I didn't want the Star Wars fun to end. I assembled a new Star Wars Lego set for my work desk, spent the majority of my week working on Star Wars stories for our next... 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: 17 Things We Learned From The Star Wars: Battlefront Trailer

    The Star Wars Celebration festival is happening right now and with it comes tons of new Star Wars details. Not only did we see the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens , but today brought a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront as well. We watched it over and over to pull out all the little... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Left 4 Dead

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. 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: Which Battlefield Game Is Best? We Rank Them All

    Since its debut back in 2002, the Battlefield series has delivered an impressive lineup of successful games that any game publisher would be proud to support. But with such a varied history that includes World War II games, modern combat, future warfare, and even the cops vs. robbers motif introduced... 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: Test Chamber – The Insane Action Of Battlefield Hardline's Multiplayer

    We took a look at Battlefield Hardline's troubled single-player campaign last week in a previous episode of Test Chamber , but we're back with reinforcements for the game's new multiplayer mode, Hotwire. Despite the problems of the single-player campaign, Hardline's multiplayer offers... More
  • Blog Post: The Continuing Legal Moves That Ensnare College-Sports Video Games

    NCAA's March Madness men's basketball tournament has just started up, but there's another court that's also getting attention for the association. A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday in the NCAA's appeal of a ruling last fall that... 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
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