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  • Blog Post: Why Does Mario Grind Luigi's Shoes? And Other Strange Google Inquiry Results

    Google has a handy feature that prefills your search inquiry based on the most popular questions asked by users. Sometimes it makes searching easier. Sometimes it proves that people have very strange inquiries about their favorite video games characters. As you will find below, a lot of these questions... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Futuristic Technologies From Video Games We Wish Actually Existed

    Stepping into a virtual world where anything is possible, from having superhuman strength to casting magical spells, is one of the most appealing aspects of video games. Some games mix fantasy with a hint of realism, such as a cyberpunk universe exploring futuristic technologies. Believing or hoping... More
  • Blog Post: Six Pointless Video Game Pets We Love Anyway

    Pets are adorable and we love them, but their true purpose is hard to define. They eat our food, take our money and time, and look at us with deep sorrow in their eyes while we eat dinner. It doesn't matter though, because we love them anyway. On today, National Pet Day, we're considering some... 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: Top 10 Worst Side Activities

    Everyone has come across a side activity in a game that they find infuriating. Whether they're out of place, overly long, or just poorly made, engaging with them feels more like a chore than a game. These are the 10 worst side activities, excluding "collectathon" style diversions, Game... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Dream Sequences

    Spoiler warning: If you haven’t played some of these titles, be sure to skip past those entries. Being an avid lucid dreamer, I thought it would be fitting to rank the top 10 dreams in video games. They are both fascinating and mind-bending, twisting our perception of reality. The laws of physics... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Modern Developers They Want On Classic Game Franchises

    Two weeks ago I posted a reader discussion asking what modern developers should take over or reboot classic franchises . The conversation was prompted by developers like Devolver Digital, who is attempting to make a Seaman game and The Odd Gentlemen, who are working on a new King's Quest . I put... More
  • Blog Post: Kim Wallace’s Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    Storytelling has always been very important to me in games; it’s what keeps me hooked and immersed. I’ve often looked at the narrative as the great pay-off for all my hard work to complete a game, so it’s no surprise that the list below features games that told memorable tales. One... More
  • Blog Post: Ben Reeves' Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    Looking back, this last console generation might have been the best time to be a gamer. The lineup of titles on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii provided some of my favorite gaming experiences to date. Here's a roundup of which titles top out that list. 5. Mass Effect As a kid, my entertainment diet was... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Cassandra Is My New Garrus

    Everybody loves Garrus from Mass Effect. He knows that you need to break some eggs to make an omelet. He understands when you do something he doesn’t like. He’s always on your side. In short, he’s the perfect ally, and I couldn’t imagine anyone better by my side in an RPG. Then... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Franchises That Would Rule In First Person

    When Rockstar first announced it would release GTA V for the next wave of consoles, I was excited for players who had somehow missed out the first time around. The game would undoubtedly look and run better on the new systems and would probably have some nice extras to tempt fans of the original to buy... More
  • Blog Post: Why We Love Mass Effect

    In most communities, today is just November 7. In the video game world, it's N7 Day – a time to celebrate the Mass Effect series and its hero, Commander Shepard. An ambitious trilogy that spans an entire console generation, BioWare’s sci-fi RPG series represents some of the best that... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Evil Corporations In Video Games

    There are a lot of corporations in the world that fail to look out for the best interests of the global population, but some video game corporations truly excel at screwing up the environment and everyone who lives in it. We rounded up the worst of the lot; here are 10 video game corporations that are... More
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Remastered Collections We Want To Play

    Like the HD remakes of the last generation, it’s clear that remastered versions of popular games are going to be a part of this new generation. Gamers are eager to revisit more polished and refined experiences that they already know they love. Single-game releases – like Tomb Raider and The... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Mass Effect

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly seven years since the the first Mass Effect game was released on Xbox 360 (remember it was a Microsoft-published exclusive). The multitude of choices and wide-open sense of exploration still feel fresh in my mind after all this time and make Mass... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare's Manveer Heir On Diversity And The Fight For Inclusivity In Games

    [photo by Riccardo Cellere, all rights reserved] At the most recent Game Developers Conference, BioWare Montreal’s Manveer Heir delivered an impassioned keynote about inclusivity and the lack of representation in games. We spoke to Heir about his opinions on diversity in games and how he would... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - EA's 2014 E3 Press Conference

    The second press conference to hit E3 2014 was from EA. Last year we had the tease of Battlefront from DICE and this year we had a continuation of that tease. EA has an impressive line-up, but not much to show at this point as far as gameplay goes. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Ben Reeves... More
  • Blog Post: The Art Of Endings: Tales Of Ending A Game

    Endings are tricky. A good ending can resonate with you long after you’ve finished an experience and live on in your conversations and memories. However, an unsatisfying one can cast a cloud over an otherwise solid story. So much can hinge on a finale that writers often struggle to bring everything... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Knowing When To End A Story

    We’ve all played games that we didn’t want to end. Saying goodbye to a beloved world or cast of characters is difficult, but it can be even harder to watch your favorite franchises degrade over time. Rather than close the book on a popular game, some publishers send extra installments shambling... More
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