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  • Blog Post: Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog

    This feature was originally published on January 30th, 2015 but we wanted to resurface the content in honor of the release of the Uncharted collection on PS4. Josh Scherr has worked at Naughty Dog for nearly fifteen years. Joining the studio to help animate Jak and Daxter, Scherr has had a front-row... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Day-Long Destiny: The Taken King Live Stream

    Update: The stream has concluded, and you can catch the archive right here on our YouTube channel! Original Story: Bungie's third expansion to Destiny is out now and we are live streaming the whole day to celebrate. Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara – one of GI's biggest Destiny fans –... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Until Dawn

    Update: The stream has ended, but make sure to watch our YouTube page for the archived version! Original Story: Halloween might be two months away, but we're starting the scare season early with a seven hour live stream of Until Dawn by Supermassive Games. It's a survival horror game where player... More
  • Blog Post: Tack's Top 8 Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Games

    An apocalypse might not be great for the denizens of Earth, but it’s an awesome backdrop to create interesting and unforgiving worlds for players. From nuclear-tinged wastelands to abandoned cities, the post-apocalyptic setting offers storytellers a chance to start fresh – and embrace the... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Third-Parties & PC

    E3 is coming soon, and to get you ready for what may or may not happen, we've compiled a list of predictions for third-party companies and the PC space. A Lot More From Fallout 4 & Bethesda Bethesda just confirmed the game with its first trailer , and we expect a lot more from the game than just... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Worst Characters In Sonic History

    The Sonic Cycle is a meme that has been used by fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise to explain the excitement and eventual disappointment many feel during the lead-up to a new game in the franchise. While Sonic Boom effectively skipped much of the Sonic Cycle by giving fans doubts from the get-go... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Now Is The Best Time To Get (Back) Into Destiny

    Since its launch in September of last year, Destiny has become one of the most polarizing experiences in gaming. Whether it’s due to the fact that the people who do love it do so passionately or unapologetically, or simply the fact that it wasn’t the type of shooter they thought it would... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Call Of Duty Settings We’d Rather See Than ‘Near Future’

    The near-future setting of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is interesting from a gameplay perspective , but with three consecutive games relying on that setting, the franchise is sacrificing one of the key things that made the multiple-developer approach to the franchise work well. Black Ops III is set in... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay Showdown 2015 - The Grand Finale

    Every year the Game Informer editors compete in a vicious and delightfully random gaming competition for the honor of playing a Super Replay game of their choice. If you missed an earlier episode of this year's Showdown, you can click here to watch the initial bracket placement or click here to watch... More
  • Blog Post: I've Been A Game Journalist My Entire Adult Life: Ask Me Anything

    Hey everyone, I've worked here a long time. If you have any questions for me, now would be a good time to ask them. I wanted to do something a little different and interact with the community today, so I'm doing an AMA. I've been around the old video game block a few times, and I'm here... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming’s 10 Biggest ‘First-World Problems’

    Game characters have a lot to complain about. Whether it’s the love of your life being stolen by a giant talking dinosaur turtle thing or a nuclear apocalypse wiping out the majority of life on the planet, a lot of video game characters have a rough go. Amidst of all of these trials and tragedies... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Okami

    After watching this week's Replay you will believe wolves can be artists. We take an extensive look at Okami, an action/adventure title from Clover Studio that follows a magical wolf named Amateratsu through a world inspired by Japanese folklore. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard has no problems... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Super Mario 64

    Welcome to our third entry of The Essentials, our weekly feature looking at the games every person should experience during the course of their gaming life. The games we feature include titles that had a meaningful impact on the author, or releases that blazed trails for those that followed it. Often... More
  • Blog Post: 12 Games We Want Localized

    Last week Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax was announced for North America on both PlayStation 3 and Vita. Fighting Climax features many popular anime characters and is made by respectable fighting game developer French Bread. This game coming to North America seemed unlikely at first given the licensing... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Making Your Backlog Manageable And Tracking Your 2015 Gaming

    Each year, I’m fortunate enough to play dozens of games (and even complete some of them). For each one I do get time with though, there are two or three I purchase that sit on the shelf or in a digital library just waiting for me to pay them attention. My backlog has exploded over the past few... More
  • Blog Post: Matt Helgeson's New Year's Gaming Resolutions

    Each new year presents us with a fresh start, and a chance to fail at our goals all over again. I thought about how I'd like to game different in 2015, and here are some of the ways that I hope to change for the better. 1. Pay Better Attention to the Indie Scene For whatever reason, 2014's indie... More
  • Blog Post: The Difficulty Of Lists

    Creating lists – the top games of a generation or a year – is something I've been asked to do many times over the years. While throwing together a list might seem easy – or arbitrary – it's an interesting exercise, forcing you to consider what elements make up the concept... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Is Back!

    The 8-player chaos is back with a vengeance at the Game Informer office. Join Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, myself, and interns Matt Stolpe, Jason Dafnis, and Sam Stewart, as we battle through two ridiculously fun matches. One of them finally settles the debate between which franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Get Lost – Why Losing Your Way Can Make Games More Fun

    It’s really easy to get lost in Mother. The NES predecessor to Earthbound is set in a large, strangely plotted map that serves to disorient and engage the player at the same time. And I don’t mind that one bit. I haven’t made too much progress in the game since I picked it up a few... More
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