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  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The First Trailer For The Flame In The Flood

    We just gave the world the first information on the promising new Kickstarter game The Flame in the Flood. Now, you can see the game in action. This is the Molasses Flood's Kickstarter video for The Flame in the Flood. For more on the game, read our feature on the game and its development. Related... More
  • Blog Post: Without A Net: BioShock Vets Face Life After Irrational With The Flame in the Flood

    [Note: This article appears in the new issue of Game Informer. Molasses Flood's Kickstarter page is here .] [Photography: Dan Perez de la Garza , all photos subject to copyright] In the Boston suburb of Cambridge, six people sit in a cramped room in the basement of a nondescript office building,... More
  • Blog Post: Big Guns, Big Air, Big Riffs: A Look Back at Neversoft (1994-2014)

    Yesterday Neversoft, which had once been Activision's premier in-house development studio, was officially dissolved and absorbed into Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. In tribute, we look back at the studio's auspicious 20-year history. Now that the Neversoft story is officially done, we... 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: DJ Hero Deserved Better

    Freestyle Games' DJ Hero series had just what the music genre needed: unique gameplay, a cool turntable peripheral, and an infusion of fresh beats from the worlds of dance music and hip-hop. Unfortunately, it was doomed by circumstance and a glut of guitar games. When the original DJ Hero released... More
  • Blog Post: Moments – Picking Up Guitar Hero

    I clearly remember my first time playing Guitar Hero. I had only been at Game Informer for a couple of years in 2005, and I’d made it clear to my co-workers that I had an intense enthusiasm for all those quirky Japanese music games. I also adored the work from a little developer called Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Video Games' Greatest Rivalries

    Sometimes video game franchises are kind of similar. It can’t be avoided. Sometimes, those games inspire conflict and people take sides. Sometimes, a feature is written that arbitrarily decides a winner. It could be a matter of sales, a clear case of objective quality, or my own personable preference... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels That Nailed It

    There are good games with good sequels, and then there are good games with phenomenal sequels. You know, the sequels that if you want to introduce your friend to the franchise, you will tell them that they can skip right to the second game. It's no easy task, but these are some of the most memorable... More
  • Blog Post: Music Game Video Special

    If you weren't aware, Annette Gonzalez has moved on from Game Informer to become the community manager for Harmonix's Dance Central series. So to congratulate her (and to test her skills at Frequency), we stayed late at the office to record this retrospective on some of the biggest hitters in... More
  • Blog Post: Metamorphosis: Game Icons Through The Years

    Considering the youth of the video-game industry when compared to more established media forms, we've managed to amass an impressive number of iconic video-game characters over a short span. Drawing attention to such icons begs the question: how have these characters managed to stay relevant? The... More
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