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  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Nintendo

    E3 is once again upon us. Announcements will be made, and Nintendo will do doubt use the show to outline some of its plans for the future. The anticipation is part of the fun, so we're looking into our crystal ball to predict some of Nintendo's next moves. More Amiibos On The Way This is a no... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Doesn't Have An Amiibo Problem, But It Doesn't Mind That You Do

    Ask any Amiibo collector (or former enthusiast) and you'll likely hear the same things . They'll tell you that the process for pre-ordering and acquiring new releases is broken. Nintendo isn't producing enough to fill the supply chain. Things need to get better. As a consumer, I wholeheartedly... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Conker's Bad Fur Day Episode 9

    Conker's Bad Fur Day tells the story of a foul-mouthed squirrel journeying across farms, poop mountains, and into space to earn money and save the love of his life. You voted for Conker's Bad Fur Day to be our next Super Replay a few months ago, and we couldn't be happier to dive back into... More
  • Blog Post: How Splatoon Surprised A Six Year Old (And His Father) With His First Online Experience

    As I think about how different my childhood was from my children's, I'm forced to realize how much has changed in 35 years. My kids still hide books under their pillows and read with a flashlight after bedtime, so I know that some things remain the same. But the world is at their fingertips,... More
  • Blog Post: Should Nintendo Make An Amiibo-Powered MOBA?

    When we think of MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas), our minds gravitate toward the isometric, RTS-inspired offshoots that have come to prominence on the PC scene – titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Heroes of the Storm. But upcoming titles like Gigantic, Battleborn, and the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Splatoon's Inkopolis, Single-Player, And Local Multiplayer

    Splatoon is here and Wii U owners now have another game to round out the system's sparse online multiplayer options. We''ve already gone online and checked out the competitive multiplayer , but now it's time to see what else the game offers players. Join Kyle and Brian as they play through... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition

    Nintendo and GungHo Entertainment's match-three mashup Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition came out last week, and we thought we'd give a quick video tour. Join Kyle Hilliard and me as we organize a team, match orbs, and tear through a boss battle. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Enjoy Games More By Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    A few weeks ago someone wrote into our podcast saying that they felt like they had reached a gaming rut. I know the feeling. I’ve loved games all my life, but sometimes I don’t always feel like playing anything. Sometimes I have a stack full of games that everyone is raving about, but no... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Boxboy For 3DS

    Boxboy, from the same developer that brought us games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., is a creative puzzle game with a sparse aesthetic. Join myself, intern Justin Mikos, and Wade Wojcik as we make our way through the game's opening puzzles, paying full respect to the exclamation point that follows... More
  • Blog Post: Interview: Inside The Development Of Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS

    We recently interviewed Nintendo, Monolith Soft, and Monster Games about their enhanced 3DS port of Xenoblade Chronicles. [ Note : This interview was done via email by Game Informer's Kim Wallace, who is traveling at the moment. The questions were divided up amongst the three companies. Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Mewtwo's Final Smash Executed Against Seven Other Fighters

    Mewtwo is available today for players who bought and registered both versions of Super Smash Bros., so we decided to take a look at the new fighter's final smash. You can actually see it performed twice in the video below – once against a single opponent, and once against seven during our 8... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – See Eight Mewtwos Unleash Psychic Chaos In Smash Bros. Wii U

    For the first time in Super Smash Bros. history, a downloadable character has been added to the roster in the form of Mewtwo. To commemorate this occasion, we brought back our recurring 8-player Super Smash Bros. series to pit eight Mewtwos in a free-for-all brawl. Join myself, Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Ruthless Reality Of Nintendo’s Friendly Face

    I love Nintendo. Like many who enjoy video games, I have fond memories of holding a Super NES controller and playing Super Mario World, or standing in awe of Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64. Nintendo has created some special memories for a generation of gamers, but it has a darker side that gets overlooked... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Super Metroid

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the best games our interactive medium has to offer. These games have set a high bar, and might be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Mega Man Spectacular!

    The Blue Bomber has been MIA for some time now, but that doesn't mean Capcom's beloved mascot is any farther from our hearts. The Game Informer editors routinely profess their love for classics like Mega Man X, Mega Man 2, Mega Man Legends, or any number of the other classics in the series. However... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Characters We’re Voting For As Super Smash Bros. DLC

    With the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the release date for the previously announced Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros., as well as a surprise announcement that Earthbound’s Lucas is returning to the series. Perhaps even more surprising, Iwata also revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Live Show – Xenoblade Chronicles

    Update: Our live stream is over, but you can find the full episode below. We couldn't end March without a true Grind Time episode. This time, we're looking at Xenoblade Chronicles. Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best RPGs of the last generation. Next week, Nintendo is giving gamers another... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Video Game News Stories Of 2015 (So Far)

    We're a quarter of the way through 2015, let's take a look back at what's already been a very eventful year in the video game industry. From big announcements like Nintendo making games for the mobile market to big shakeups in Konami's Metal Gear franchise, there's already been a... More
  • Blog Post: I Have A Picross Problem

    Picross is a simple little puzzle game from Nintendo that isn’t particularly well-known. It’s not affiliated with a mascot – or at least it hasn’t been since Mario Picross released on Game Boy in 1995 – and it’s not all that much different from Sudoku. It involves... More
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