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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Murdered: Soul Suspect

    In Airtight Games' latest game, you have to solve a murder – your own. It's an interesting premise for a game, but does it live up to its potential? Join Reiner and me as we play through the game's opening and show some ghost-detective action. Don't think that being dead is an insurmountable... More
  • Blog Post: Rectify Made The Best Use Of A Video Game I've Seen On Television

    With rare exceptions, I can't stand it when television shows depict video games. We've all seen it: people doing wild couch gyrations with outdated controllers to playing a first-person shooter with Space Invaders sound effects. Or, perhaps there's terrible looking fake GTA that led a kid... More
  • Blog Post: The Return Of Cassandra In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has new characters joining the fight, but old faces are also returning to help restore peace. Recently, we looked at what confirmed party member Varric would bring to the table . Now we're delving into Cassandra's potential and why she's an intriguing character to... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Star Wars Video Games Feature And Review Round-Up

    It's May 4, which means today offers a slightly better reason than any other day to celebrate everything Star Wars. To commemorate the occasion, I have put together a round-up of reviews and features covering Star Wars video games as they have appeared on our website and in the magazine over many... More
  • Blog Post: 20 Respected Actors Who Appeared In Video Game Movies

    Today brought the sad news that venerated English actor Bob Hoskins, who had appeared in the Super Mario Bros. movie as wells as more acclaimed films like The Long Good Friday , has died. In this feature, we look back at some of the other critically respected actors who have appeared in video game movies... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Batman: Vengeance

    Batman has a rich cartoon legacy. Back in 2001, Ubisoft took advantage of The New Batman Adventures' art style and popularity to create a mediocre superhero game with decent production values. Let's see how Batman: Vengeance holds up against modern Batman games. We keep trucking in the second... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: “White Phosphorus” In Spec Ops: The Line

    Spec Ops: The Line is a game that routinely takes your expectations and blasts them to pieces. A simple and straightforward military shooter on the outside, the game’s exterior is hiding a spot-on critique of military shooters and what it means to be a “hero” in a violent scenario where... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... 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 Major Milestones In Console Evolution

    At their core, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are video game systems. However, they contain an array of technology that's built on the innovations of the consoles that came before them. From controllers to online services, these new systems offer more for the gamer than anything we've seen before... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Ahead To The Conversations Of 2014

    Last year was filled with the excitement of new console launches, the curiosity caused by Steam Machine concept, and the sadness of publishers THQ and LucasArts folding. No doubt the impact of these stories will be felt in 2014, but new conversations will emerge. Here are three that we’re keeping... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    If you're like me, the winter holidays contain their fair share of downtime. Whether you're waiting for the Christmas lasagna to finish cooking (...everyone eats lasagna at Christmas, right?) or just bored out of your mind by a chatty relative, mobile games provide short, sanity-saving doses... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Lengths We Go To Finish Our Games

    We want to play every video game that looks cool, but some things get in the way of us having a good time. Over the years, the Game Informer crew has collected a few anecdotes in our ongoing quest to finish our games in the face of adversity. Whether it’s battling minimum PC requirements or navigating... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Armies in Video Games

    What makes a great fictional army? Is it the cool uniforms, the powerful weapons, or the slick spaceships? Video games have always had a fascination with war, and because of that they have given birth to many memorable armies. The best ones are usually aesthetically pleasing, but their greatness always... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Neversoft Circa 2000

    Since the meltdown of the Guitar Hero franchise, Neversoft has suffered layoffs and fallen off the map. While it's currently assisting Infinity Ward on the Call of Duty franchise within the Activision empire, in 2000 the studio was operating on the highest level. The studio's most prominent accomplishment... More
  • Blog Post: What We Think About The Nintendo 2DS

    When news hit the office of the Nintendo 2DS , the Game Informer office erupted in commentary. Here are some of the editors' opinions on the new device. The caveat, of course, is that we haven't gotten our actual hands on the device – but that hasn't stopped us from thinking our thoughts... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Seeing God of War For the First Time

    I'm sure there were other games besides God of War shown at Sony's Santa Monica Gamer's Day in 2004. I should know; I was there. But I couldn't tell you if I tried. That was the day that Dave Jaffe unleashed Kratos on the world, and I still remember the impact it had on me. "Gamer's... More
  • Blog Post: Analyzing The New Mega Pokémon

    Nintendo has revealed the new Mega evolution forms featured in Pokémon X and Y. Are these new forms really mega or just meh? Game Informer's resident Pokémon analyst offers his expert insight. Pokémon Blue was the first and last installment I've played in Nintendo's slave... More
  • Blog Post: Ten More Authors Who Should Be Making Video Games

    The news that gamer-beloved author Neil Gaiman is working an original video game has inspired us to look at what other authors could do in our favorite medium. Gaiman's project will no doubt be enthusiastically British given his previous work and the fact that he's working with a studio called... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Rogue Legacy

    We take a look at the punishing indie platformer with the exceptional progression mechanics in this episode of Test Chamber. Host Andrew Reiner is joined by Rogue Legacy reviewer Adam Biessener on the sticks, Tim Turi as backup joystick jockey in the event of catastrophic frustration, and general side... More
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