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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Minecraft: Wii U Edition

    We played the latest version of Minecraft with the Wii U version, and were surprised to see and use the available Skyrim and Mass Effect texture packs. Join me, Jeff Cork, and special guest Ben Hanson as we try out the Wii U version of the world's most popular game, and try out some texture packs... More
  • Blog Post: Five Last-Second Gifts For Your Gamer Friends

    Finding the perfect gift for a gamer friend can be difficult, especially if they stay on top of their games and play just about everything. With the holidays fast approaching, and few shopping days remaining between now and most gift-giving parties, I compiled a list of gifts that will always hold great... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Explained (By A Seven Year Old)

    I’m about to utter one of the most apocryphal things I ever have in my years writing about games. I’ve never played more than five minutes of Minecraft. Don’t get me wrong. I know what Minecraft is. I get how it works, and I certainly know a number of the iconic characters like Steve... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Minecraft: Story Mode

    The latest IP to receive the Telltale treatment is the wildly popular Minecraft. With no story previously existing in the game itself, Telltale had its work cut out for it in making it still feel like a Minecraft game while stripping players of the majority of the freedom that made it so popular in the... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Microsoft

    As the image above proclaims, E3 2015 is a mere two weeks away. In preparation for the show, we're sharing our predictions and hopes for the publishers and developers that will be appearing and presenting. Here's what we have for Microsoft. An Xbox One dashboard redesign One of the biggest complaints... More
  • Blog Post: The Pulse – Game Informer's Weekly Top 10 (Mar 23, 2015)

    The Pulse is Game Informer's weekly ranking of the hottest games according to our team. Each Monday we tally up the games with the biggest buzz based on number of editors playing and the time they put into them. The big shock for this week is the removal of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Support for... More
  • Blog Post: Would No Man's Sky Exist Without Minecraft?

    While Hello Games founder Sean Murray is quick to point out that the two games aren't really that similar, the infinite potential of Minecraft has been a common touch-point for people trying to wrap their minds around the procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky . While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Would No Man's Sky Exist Without Minecraft?

    While Hello Games founder Sean Murray is quick to point out that the two games aren't really that similar, the infinite potential of Minecraft has been a common touch-point for people trying to wrap their minds around the procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky . While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: What Will Microsoft Do With Minecraft?

    In light of yesterday's announcement of Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft and developer Mojang we're looking ahead to what's in store for the blockbuster property. We covering items that were already in the works before the buyout, complete slam dunks, and our theories... More
  • Blog Post: Do Updates Change Games For The Better?

    It used to be that once a developer released a game it was finished. No matter how much a developer wanted to continue working on the title, the game was done. NES titles from 30 years ago play exactly the same today as they did when they first hit store shelves. Today’s gaming world is not nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Five Noteworthy Video Game Betas

    If you’re not playing the Titanfall beta at this very moment, you probably wish you were (I know I do). Respawn is creating a huge amount of excitement by letting players get their hands on its anticipated game early . This isn’t the first time a game with a huge level of excitement in front... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U Games That Should Be Made

    Strong titles like Super Mario 3D World , Pikmin 3 , and Lego City Undercover have been oases of enjoyable gaming in a desert of few exclusive releases for the Wii U this year. With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, many gamers are moving on from Wii U to growing software libraries on these other consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft's Lead Talks Console Versions And Fan Feedback

    During E3 2013, Microsoft announced that the runaway hit Minecraft would be available on Xbox One . At Gamescom 2013 it was Sony's turn, announcing that Minecraft will be available on PS4, PS3, and Vita . These versions are under development at 4J Studios under the supervision and direction of the... More
  • Blog Post: Why Cobalt Isn't Technically Made By The Creators Of Minecraft

    During the software showcase before Gamescom 2013, Microsoft was quick to announce that the next game from the studio behind Minecraft named Cobalt will be coming to Xbox One. While Mojang is loosely publishing the game, Cobalt has had a long development history and is being developed by a small team... More
  • Blog Post: Time Sinks – Minecraft

    Despite not having much in the way of a narrative, graphics, or sloped surfaces, the thrill of exploring a never-before-seen world has kept me coming back to Minecraft time and time again. When I first heard of Minecraft, I didn't understand what the big deal was. Interest in the game was just starting... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Comical Video Game Music Videos

    There's nothing I love more than wasting time exploring the seemingly infinite offerings from YouTube and discovering hilarious videos, and some I wish I had never seen. Among these trips into the dark corners of YouTube, I enjoy checking out video game videos to see if anything catches my eye. Here... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/30/12

    With last week’s food-induced comas behind us, it’s time to look onward and see what kind of games we will be spending our time with this weekend. Far Cry 3, Minecraft, Borderlands 2, and The Walking Dead are some of the games that will be getting the most attention this weekend, and don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Island Devs On Surviving Minecraft, DayZ, And Zombie Fatigue

    The developers behind Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide have been thinking about zombies on a daily basis for years. Resident Game Informer zombie expert Tim Turi can't stop pouring zombie and survival fiction into his mind. We thought it would be a good idea to get them all together in a casual... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find The Minecraft Area In Borderlands 2

    Listing all of the pop culture references and silly nods in Borderlands 2 would take forever, so we decided to make a quick video of one of its biggest tributes. You may have heard about a hidden Minecraft area in Gearbox's huge sequel, and we're here to show you exactly how to reach it. Watch... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: What's At Stake?

    Over the course of my gaming career, I've bested towering bosses, gunned down entire platoons of enemy soldiers, and saved the galaxy more times than I can count. I've become so jaded that even the most bombastic setpiece moments elicit little more than a smile or a muttered praise of approval... More
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