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  • Blog Post: Which Cities Love 36 Of The Biggest Franchises The Most?

    With so many major releases arriving in the span of just a few short weeks, it's easy to lose track of what really matters: bragging rights. We decided to take a step back and look at the biggest franchises in gaming to find out which city loves them the most. In order to collect our data, we visited... More
  • Blog Post: Clever Parody Games You Should Try

    Video games have a long and storied history with humor, one that Game Informer’s own Ben Reeves has chronicled well . As games and technology have evolved, so too has the medium’s ability to incorporate different subgenres of comedy. Parody, however, remains largely uncharted waters. Plenty... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Rivals: Oculus Rift Vs. Project Morpheus

    It's a weird sight to behold in the year 2014, but VR fever has swept E3. Both Sony's Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift have large demo areas set up to experience their competing take on what they hope is the future of interactive entertainment. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Mike Futter... More
  • Blog Post: The Changing Definition of 'Gamer'

    Every Tuesday, I co-host Video Games Weekly , a radio show on the local sports talk station (KFAN 100.3) in the Twin Cities. During our last show, we got a call from a young listener which got me thinking about how the term "gamer" now means something very different than it did when I grew... More
  • Blog Post: The Free-To-Play Challenge: Free Is The New Hardest Difficulty

    I can’t stop playing Candy Crush Saga. With its sugary-sweet aesthetic, relaxing music, and satisfying match-three gameplay, I find myself playing it every night before I go to bed. I don’t even mind that I have to wait a couple of hours for my lives to recharge after a few tries. If not... More
  • Blog Post: Candy Crush Is As Devious As It Is Delicious

    Candy Crush Saga may be the biggest game you've never heard of. The color-matching game has attracted a few fans since it launched on Facebook in April 2012. OK, that's a bit of an understatement. Since Candy Crush Saga was released, it's attracted nearly 10 million daily users, putting it... More
  • Blog Post: How Cross-Platform Gaming Will Change The Way You Play

    (This feature originally appeared in issue 231 of Game Informer) In previous generations, a game was a singular experience. You put it in a console, played, and completed it in front of your television with a controller in hand. Today, major publishers see their franchises as entertainment packages to... More
  • Blog Post: Five Of Our Favorite Facebook Games

    We wouldn’t know anything about playing Facebook games while hard at work in the office. We’re too busy writing about console and PC games, and playing console and PC games so we can write about them. If there were games that we liked playing on Facebook, we would play them at home exclusively... More
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