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  • Blog Post: Let 'Er Ripley: Our Time With Aliens Vs. Pinball

    Zen Studios’ Alien Vs. Pinball pack launched recently, bringing a trio of new tables to its Zen Pinball/Pinball FX platforms. I’ve spent several hours playing around with each one, and as a fan of the Aliens franchise, I’m happy to report that it’s one of the strongest collections... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Sega 32X Spectacular Starring Knuckles' Chaotix (Tim Turi Farewell Episode)

    After the Sega CD, the 32X was Sega's next Genesis hardware add-on. Unfortunately for Sega, the cartridge-based expansion never took off and was discontinued less than two years after it was released. The 32X works by inserting the hardware into the cartridge slot of the Genesis. The option to include... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Deep Fear

    The countdown to Game Informer's annual December 31 Super Replay is under way, and we're actively searching for the best candidate for this esteemed honor. We'd like to introduce you, the Replay viewers, to help us hone in on the worst best game for this Super Replay. We're intrigued... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue Super Replay

    Update: Now that our playthrough of Shenmue is complete, we're moving it from the Chronicles video section to Super Replay. With Shenmue 3's Kickstarter officially funded, numerous people in Game Informer's community sent in requests for complete Super Replay playthroughs of the first two... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Games Done Quick Speedrunners Show Us How To Complete Crystal's Pony Tales In 10 Minutes

    Continuing today's series of speedrun videos ahead of the kick-off of tomorrow's Summer Games Done Quick event , we asked speedrunner Seckswrecks to beat the Genesis classic, Crystal's Pony Tales. Long time Replay fans will be familiar with Crystal's Pony Tales – it was our 47th... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Discusses Shenmue III And How His Dream Project Became A Reality

    The gripping tale of Ryo Hazuki’s quest for vengeance captivated Dreamcast audiences when it released to widespread critical acclaim in 2000. Though Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece was beloved by fans, the astounding cost of its first two entries and poor sales of Shenmue II drove Sega to cancel... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015's Confirmed No Shows

    E3 is always full of surprise appearance and announcements, but ahead of the show there are always a few titles we know won’t be showing up. These are games we would love to learn more about, but its creators have openly acknowledged they will not be appearing, in the interest of tempering our... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Nine Sonic Games I’d Rather Sega Make Than Another Sonic Boom

    Today brought news that Sega will be bringing a new entry to its critically-panned Sonic Boom series . Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is under development by Sanzaru Games, the studio behind last year’s Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. While that could mean Sonic Team is presently working on a... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Worst Characters In Sonic History

    The Sonic Cycle is a meme that has been used by fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise to explain the excitement and eventual disappointment many feel during the lead-up to a new game in the franchise. While Sonic Boom effectively skipped much of the Sonic Cycle by giving fans doubts from the get-go... More
  • Blog Post: Six Dreamcast Games That Demand A Modern Sequel

    In the grand scheme of gaming history, the Sega Dreamcast was barely a blip on the radar. Sega's ill–fated console was never the most popular system on the market, and was only officially on store shelves for about a year-and-a-half. Even so, the Dreamcast produced a small number of gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Turi's Top 10 Sonic The Hedgehog Games Of All Time

    I grew up playing the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis. That's what my family had. I adored my upbringing with Sega's consoles, but always felt like a black sheep watching my friends revel in Nintendo system classics like Mario, Zelda, and Mega Man. While I remained jealous of my peers'... More
  • Blog Post: Where’s My Sequel? – Binary Domain

    Binary Domain is – in my opinion – secretly one of the best third-person shooters from the last generation. Unfortunately, the game was dragged through the mud thanks to its focus on voice commands, which was a contributing factor to Game Informer's review . When Binary Domain launched... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Gaming Innovations The World Wasn't Ready For (But Is Now)

    Since its inception, the game industry has been in a constant state of innovation. We’re at a point in this industry’s history where it seems that every year is a new metamorphosis of the industry that entertains us on a day-to-day basis. With today’s announcement of Microsoft’s... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 - Alien: Isolation

    For last year's Fight for the Top 50 games of the year challenge, I championed a game all about a survivor trying to overcome an alien menace in the far reaches of space. Now I'm back again this year arguing why Amanda Ripley's harrowing adventure in Alien: Isolation deserves to be on 2014's... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Alien: Isolation

    Alien is an illustrious film series with a less impressive track record in video games. Eschewing the action-oriented approach most developers take with the series, The Creative Assembly honed in on the tense, claustrophobic atmosphere of the original 1979 hit for Alien: Isolation. We spoke with Alien... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Mega Man X2

    This week we're taking a look at X's sophomore effort in Mega Man X2. This 1994 SNES sequel to the fantastic Mega Man X series reboot stars the titular hero on his continuing journey to track down the renegade Marverick robots, steal their varying powers, and turn them against them in order to... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

    Sonic's career has been through as many loop de loops as the blue hedgehog himself. The next stop on his journey is particularly noteworthy, though, because now Western developers are at the reigns. The Wii U Sonic Boom game is being developed by Big Red Button, while the 3DS side-scroller we're... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Time Commando

    In Time Commando, Stanley must explore a simulation of the past to save the present by collecting yellow triangles, fighting bears, and battling Loy. Armed with only our awkward yellow jumpsuit and a powerful forward leap, it's up to us to do some sort of ambiguous heroics. To be honest, we're... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is a slow and methodical survival-horror game, and while it's not without its faults , there's plenty to like for fans of the original film. The developer has successfully captured the look of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic, as well as the unrelenting intensity. Andrew Reiner... More
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