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  • Blog Post: How Every Game Developer Has Gotten Spider-Man Wrong

    If the Batman Arkham games proved anything, it's that comic book-based video games can be highly polished AAA titles in addition to their fan service. Batman: Arkham City could have starred an unlicensed character named Jimmy the Cowled Owl and it still would have been an amazing game. However, those... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Worst Parts Of Awesome Games

    Sitting down to play a top-tier game is the highlight of being a gamer. Every year, a handful of elite titles shape the industry, and playing them gives us a glimpse of the future of gaming. But sometimes, these games also have elements that are better left in the past. In this list, we break down the... More
  • Blog Post: NHL 15 Wish List – Is This A Make Or Break Year?

    The NHL has surged in popularity over the past few years, repeatedly generating improved television ratings , but that same fortune has not been bestowed upon EA's eponymous series. Since its high water marks in NHL 09 and 10, the series has started to slip in comparison to the wider sports genre... More
  • Blog Post: 2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

    With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's slated for 2014. The following list will be updated and amended throughout the year. If you something confirmed for 2014 release that's not on our... More
  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – New Net Neutrality Rules Could Drive Up Game Prices

    In January 2014, a United State appeals court ruled that some elements of the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules were unenforceable. Net neutrality, the concept that traffic should flow equally regardless of origination or pathway is the cornerstone of the “open Internet”... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down Watch Dogs' Multiplayer Modes – Will They Be Meaningful?

    Watch Dogs is only a month away and while we had extensive hands-on time with it, we haven't yet explored the online play. Today, Ubisoft Montreal released a 9-minute trailer showing off three different ways the game incorporates multiplayer. Here is a breakdown of what's shown and if we think... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Approaching The Attic In Gone Home

    Gone Home is not a horror game, but it does a good job of building an atmosphere of tension and unfamiliarity. These elements make sense, since you’re exploring a large, ominous mansion (which you know nothing about) while a storm rages outside. The environment got the best of me a number of different... More
  • Blog Post: Eleven Things You Need To Know About Skylanders: Trap Team

    Come October 5, don’t be surprised if you hear children and adults alike talking excitedly about a tyrannosaurs rex soaring through the sky in a gyrocopter. These people are not crazy; they’re talking about Chopper, one of the new faces featured in Skylanders: Trap Team, the fourth installment... More
  • Blog Post: Villains Steal The Show (And Become Playable) In Skylanders: Trap Team

    Skylanders fans (and their parents) already knew that there would be a new Skylanders game this year, but there are surprises even for veteran portal masters. Skylanders: Trap Team brings a new portal, new characters, and a way to control even the most dastardly of villains, including Kaos. After a year... More
  • Blog Post: The Wolf Among Us From The Outside – Part III

    Telltale released The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile, a few weeks ago. And like I did with the first and second installments, I rode shotgun as my wife played through it. Are the continuing adventures of Bigby Wolf and Snow White cracking her cold, non-gaming heart? Read my recap to find out... More
  • Blog Post: Our Biggest Gaming Regrets

    Admit it. There’s some big game you haven’t played yet, a collector’s edition you let slip through your fingers, or an event you realize in retrospect you just should have been at. Don’t worry. You aren’t alone. We decided to share our biggest missed opportunities with you... More
  • Blog Post: The Endless World Of Fortnite

    Epic Games is leaving behind linear level design to embrace the chaos of an open, procedurally generated world. However, the studio is doing so in a way that still incorporates its experience crafting polished triple-A shooters, providing a unique mix of curated and spontaneous content. Here's what... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard's Accessibility Blitz

    Blizzard is known for its trifecta of popular franchises – Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. With Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm tapping into these IPs and expanding the Blizzard portfolio to new genres, Blizzard and Battle.net are in a great place for one-stop gaming. Within... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Guitar Hero’s True Legacy

    Growing up in small-town Alabama, country music regularly came blaring out of jacked-up pick-up trucks in the high school parking lot. Music that wasn’t “current” or “mainstream” didn’t get much air time. This was fine by me. In junior high and the early years of high... More
  • Blog Post: Replay Fan Chronicles GI's Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Portal Competition

    Replay viewer Bob Buel painstakingly went through all eight of Game Informer's Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Super Replay episodes to tally how many portal jumps were made by Liu Kang or Kung Lao. Buel includes all of the portal-based commentary made by the Super Replay team, and is quick to update... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get Started In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Hearthstone is picking up some steam with its iPad release. Your friends have been playing for a while, where do you even begin? If you’re looking to get started in Hearthstone without opening your wallet for a big collection boost, here are some tips to get started. • You’re going to... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Latest Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer

    This morning brought with it a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition, but it wasn't just a lot of sizzle with no substance. Some elements of the footage are enlightening just by their presence, while others require a little bit of extra explanation. That's why we spoke with Dragon Age: Inquisition... More
  • Blog Post: PS2 RPG HD Collections We'd Like To See

    The PS2 era was a blast for role-playing game fans. We were inundated with RPGs, making it nigh impossible to keep up with every release. Unfortunately, the console RPG market hasn't been the same due to the high development costs on newer, more powerful consoles. Not all is lost, though. In the... More
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