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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

    Xbox 360 gamers now have the chance to play Mojang's indie hit, Minecraft! Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson join me for an in-depth look at this highly anticipated release. In the land of "Awesometown," we walk you through the game's controls, crafting systems, and also... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Craigslist Be Like If Games Were Real?

    At Gameslist, we provide a tongue-in-cheek forum for characters to unload their unwanted stuff. Check out the latest listings! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL APARTMENT? YOU'RE IN LUCK, FRIEND!!! Date: 2011-06-12, 4:03PM EDT Reply to: NB1974@gameslist.org Cozy 1 bed/1 bath apartment in scenic South Bohan... More
  • Blog Post: Notch And Todd Howard: The One-On-One Interview

    A month ago I started thinking about video opportunities that would be available at E3 2011. When considering what I would most like to see, the far-fetched idea of Minecraft's creator (Notch) sitting down and interviewing Bethesda's game director (Todd Howard) immediately sprang to mind. In... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Impressions Round-Up: Kinect

    During E3 this year, Microsoft put great emphasis on support for its hit motion tracking sensor, Kinect. The company announced new sensor exclusive titles as well as a suite of games made "Better With Kinect." Check out our impressions on the Kinect titles that were available on the show floor... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Seven: Seumas McNally Grand Prize

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] The Seumas McNally Grand Prize is awarded each year to a title that most... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Three: Excellence In Design

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] Behind the evocative graphics, stirring music, and technical programming... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Two: Technical Excellence

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] What exactly is technical excellence? Read on to find out and see a new... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week: An Introduction To The IGF

    Welcome back to Game Informer’s annual Indie Week – a celebration of little studios with big ideas – leading up to the 2011 Independent Game Festival Awards . Over the next seven days we’ll be taking a look at more than 25 titles nominated in seven unique categories, providing... More
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