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  • Blog Post: The Kickstarter Compendium

    Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention... More
  • Blog Post: The Unusual And Brilliant Indie Games Of TGS 2015

    I can’t imagine the indie teams that made the trek to Tokyo for this year’s big Japan game show could have been especially pleased about their placement. Set aside in a hall far removed from the main convention space, and adjacent to the merchandise booths visited by only a small number of... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Tries To Win Over The Third-Party Market With Indies

    Going into the Wii U life cycle, Nintendo was set on improving relations with third-party publishers after years of negligence in favor of first-party content.. The Wii U launched with an impressive line-up of games from publishers like Ubisoft, Activision, and Electronic Arts in support of its typically... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And Yacht Club Share How The Shovel Knight Amiibo Came To Exist

    Some big news out of PAX Prime has been the fact that a Shovel Knight Amiibo will be sold this holiday season. Though the Amiibo is licensed by Nintendo, the figure is produced and sold by Yacht Club Games, differentiating it as the inaugural third-party Amiibo in addition to being the first Amiibo for... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Indies To Watch From E3 2015

    There are a lot of big name titles at this year's E3, but the indie game scene is still burning bright. Here are some of the most inventive and exciting new titles coming from smaller teams that you should have on your radar. We're trying to get our hands on as many titles as we can, so keep... More
  • Blog Post: The Ups And Downs Of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s First DLC

    The first piece of single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is now available , adding on to the already enormous amount of content your Inquisitor can conquer. Jaws of Hakkon introduces plot points regarding warring Avvar tribes, long-lost gods, and the leader of the Inquisition’s last incarnation... More
  • Blog Post: The Very Best Indie Games Of GDC 2015

    Update: We continue looking at the greatest indie games of GDC 2015 with Push Me Pull You, Super Slam Dunk Touchdown, and more. The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is a mecca for intelligent talk about triple-A game design, but it also hosts a huge assortment of indie games. We've got... More
  • Blog Post: If You Like Destiny, You Should Try Helldivers

    Helldivers just released on PS4, PS3, and Vita yesterday, and our review of Arrowhead’s new game offers an enthusiastic recommendation for anyone looking for something new to try out this month. However, with its sci-fi setting, focus on cooperative play, and character upgrade options, there’s... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Resogun Defenders

    It’s no secret around the Game Informer offices that Resogun is one of my favorite games of recent years. The gameplay arc and path to improvement in the game is significantly more sophisticated than it might seem at first. In addition, Housemarque has done a phenomenal job updating and improving... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC

    Far Cry 4 is the type of game we love to get lost in. There's a wealth of animals to hunt and side missions to accomplish, making it easy to ignore the main campaign. If you're all finished with the game, or looking for a more focused distraction from the campaign, the Escape from Durgesh Prison... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor - Lord Of The Hunt DLC

    Monolith Productions' Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor impressed us when it released earlier this year. Fans of the game spent hours dismantling Uruks with gruesome kills and murdering their way to the top of the dynamic Nemesis System's ranks. By the end of the game, Talion is a wraith-infused... More
  • Blog Post: The DLC Of 2014

    Add-on content and expansions can take a game you already love and give it longer legs. Just like core games themselves, DLC ranges from great to not-so-great. One thing that is consistent, however, is how difficult it can be to keep track of. The games themselves end up in "best of" lists... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Please Accept Our Apologies: DLC Doesn’t Cut It

    A sincere apology can go a long way, and these days publishers and developers have had to say a lot of them to gamers over botched launches. As we're finding out more and more, launch day isn't the end of the game's development. Instead, it's just another step in a title's continuing... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One's Indie Exclusives List

    While Sony got out to an early lead in recruiting indies to PS4, Microsoft has recently closed the gap with the success of its ID@Xbox self-publishing initiative. It's scored some big gets with Capy's Below and Playdead's Inside, among others. The Xbox One list of of home console exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Peter Molyneux Thinks More Developers Should Go Free-To-Play

    Peter Molyneux created a number of well-known gaming franchises, such as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Fable, before leaving the big studios behind and starting his own indie developer, 22 Cans. Earlier this month, the studio launched Godus on iOS, which is currently working its way through early access... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Devs Discuss Co-Op, Pogo Jumping, And Beyond

    Yacht Club Games struck Kickstarter pay dirt with Shovel Knight, an NES throwback that combines the sensibilities of Capcom's best platformers with all the fun of digging in the dirt. The finished product is every bit as good as we hoped, and we couldn't help ourselves from geeking out over the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Resogun Heroes

    Resogun was one of my favorite games of 2013. The seemingly simple shooter has a surprising degree of depth and complexity, and demands a unique set of skills to succeed. That’s why I was especially excited when I heard that Housemarque was hard at work on an expansion, entitled Resogun Heroes... More
  • Blog Post: Editor Discussion – The Indies Of E3 2014

    There were hundreds of games on display at this year’s E3, many of which were brand new triple-A titles being built by massive teams and budgets. But some of the most exciting projects on display were smaller indie titles. Several of the GI editors had opportunities to play and demo these projects... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Transistor

    It's been a long wait for a new game from Supergiant Games. Andrew Reiner and I sat down today for a brief look at Transistor, the latest release from the creators of Bastion, which released today on PS4 and PC after much anticipation. The video offers a glimpse at the broad variety of powers that... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Super Time Force

    No point in Earth's timeline is safe from Capybara Games' (Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP, Below) new adventure. Super Time Force is a downloadable, 2D adventure that encourages players to die, rewind time, and play alongside their fallen comrades. We downloaded it onto an Xbox One and... More
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