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  • Blog Post: Creating The Fierce Women Of The Witcher 3

    When most people think of The Witcher, they immediately think of its powerful antihero, Geralt of Rivia. However, he has three intriguing women at his side fighting the harsh realities of its brutal universe. The kind-hearted Triss, sarcastic Yennefer, and rebellious Ciri are all important to the narrative... More
  • Blog Post: What Works (And What Doesn't) In The Witcher 3’s First Expansion

    Hearts of Stone, the first expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is launching on October 13 for $10. The expansion is a self-contained story in which Geralt accepts a monster contract and gets more than he bargained for. It has no ties to the main plot of The Witcher 3, but the combat is geared towards... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Best Persona Characters

    The Persona series has introduced us to many interesting characters over the years. More recently, its casts of the third and fourth games have taken the series to new places with spin-offs, such as Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth . For now, Persona 5 is still waiting... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With Dark Souls III's New Magic System

    The Tokyo Game Show is upon us, and with it comes a new playable preview of Dark Souls III's magic system. We previously talked with series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki during our Dark Souls III cover story , but Dan Tack and I were able to put that knowledge to the test firsthand. Join us as we discuss... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Chrono Trigger

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the finest games to grace our interactive medium. These games have set a high bar, and can be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles such... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The MLB Player Who Helped Envision Deus Ex’s Future

    Anyone can dream about the future. Interstellar space ships, laser swords, and alien races are a staple of science fiction, but it takes a lot of diligent research to craft a future that could actually come to pass. When Eidos-Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series in 2011, it wanted to build a world that... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want (And Don’t Want) From The Final Fantasy VII Remake

    In a surprising E3 announcement, Square Enix and Sony revealed that the Final Fantasy VII remake is happening . This is a practically miraculous development for fans who have been hoping for such a project ever since the PS3 “tech demo” shown at E3 2005. Now that it’s officially happening... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play The First Three Hours Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Yesterday, the Game Informer crew streamed their first few hours with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . In case you missed it when they were live, you now have the chance to watch the whole archived stream. Join Brian, Dan, Joe, and Wade as they play the game, give their impressions, and field hundreds of questions... More
  • Blog Post: CD Projekt Explains The Witcher 3's Ever-Changing Weather With Exclusive Screenshots

    Today our review went live for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and one of its main attractions is its vast world, which contains new discoveries around every corner. CD Projekt RED wanted the world to feel as real as possible, bringing back its day/night system and creating a dynamic weather system. Both of... 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 – Morphin' Into Action With Chroma Squad

    The Power Ranger influence is undeniable in the Kickstarted tactical RPG experience Chroma Squad. With five colorful heroes at your disposal, Chroma Squad delivers a retro experience that is sure to please fans of sentai series, as well as players looking for a good entry point into the tactical RPG... More
  • Blog Post: How Persona’s Social Links Can Make You A Better Person

    Social links help shift the Persona series, and they are quickly becoming one of the most popular aspects after their introduction in Persona 3. The relationship-building mechanic lets you interact with various classmates and townsfolk by helping them overcome various real-life issues. They also gave... More
  • Blog Post: How The Original Deus Ex Changed The Face Of Gaming

    In the early ‘90s, id Software flipped the gaming industry on its side when it popularized the first-person shooter with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Now shooters are one of the most common video game genres on the market, delivering everything from high-intensity shootouts like Call of Duty to thought... 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: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae

    This week saw the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD , but the more exciting element to that package was the inclusion of the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo. You can watch us play through the entire demo in the archive of our live stream or watch the video below to have a look at a gigantic summon... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Live Show — Kingdom Hearts

    Get your keyblade ready! Yes, Grind Time: The RPG Live Show is still alive and kicking. This year we have a fresh start and a new producer to make sure we stay on track for a monthly show. For our first show of 2015, we're starting strong by taking a look at the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Kingdom... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Secret Of Mana

    This episode of Replay is dedicated to one Square's classics, Secret of Mana. Watch us attack rabites and deal with banishment. It's no secret that Secret of Mana is one of my favorite games , and I couldn't be more stoked for this episode to air. This action/RPG from SNES era has fantastic... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Alphadia Genesis And Meme Run

    On this episode of Test Chamber, we look at Alphadia Genesis, an RPG about war, clones, and other mysteries. The turn-based RPG recently came to the Wii U and just launched on Steam yesterday. We played on the Wii U to give you a taste for the game. Andrew Reiner hosts, Jeff Cork adds the humor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Beyond Inquisition: What We Want For The Future Of Dragon Age

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fantastic game, and we’ve written plenty about the things it does well. With this victory under BioWare’s belt, you can bet that the developer is going to continue the Dragon Age series. What that continuation looks like is still a mystery; the next step could... More
  • Blog Post: My Real Game Of The Year Might Not Be From This Year

    This year was a contentious year for “end of” lists. Many of the editors on staff have their own opinion about what should have been game of the year, and few of them seem to agree. Personally, I’ve been telling everyone that my game of the year is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and... More
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