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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Order: 1886

    Ready at Dawn’s new shooter is finally out, and players can make up their own minds about whether the cinematic adventure is right for them. There has been a lot of debate ahead of the game’s launch about its distinct creative direction, which puts a high value on cinematic presentation,... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: Nintendo "Still In Denial" About Failure of Wii U

    Each February, Game Informer travels to Las Vegas for the D.I.C.E. Summit, where industry leaders gather to discuss the trends cresting and surfacing in the interactive entertainment space. This year we sat down with Wedbush Securities managing director and former Pach Attack star Michael Pachter to... More
  • Blog Post: Everything We Know About The Order: 1886

    Ready at Dawn's alternate-history Victorian shooter is one of Sony's most critical games this year. Will this occult action game be the blockbuster exclusive PlayStation 4 needs? The Order: 1886 has been much discussed since its announcement during Sony's triumphant E3 2013 press conference... More
  • Blog Post: The Challenges Of Writing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    Coming off of the solitary writing duties on The Last of Us, creative director Neil Druckmann has some help this time around for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End with fellow writers Josh Scherr and Tom Bissell. Scherr has been in the animation department at Naughty Dog since the early days of the first... More
  • Blog Post: What’s At Stake For Nathan Drake In Uncharted 4

    Nathan Drake has always had a thirst for adventure: the bigger the risk, the bigger the adrenaline rush. Throughout the years, we've seen him exude confidence, recklessly throw himself into danger, and do it all with a carefree attitude and a joke to complement it. But Nathan Drake has slowly been... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Screens

    Yesterday we revealed Uncharted 4: A Thief's End as our February cover . We also have a full month of online coverage to complement the main story, so today we're kicking things off with a first look at some exclusive screens. The images below showcase Nathan Drake's trials, including handling... More
  • Blog Post: Four Things Sony Can Do To Make A PlayStation Now Subscription Worthwhile

    Today, Sony announced the oft-requested subscription program for PlayStation Now. If you've been waiting to check out PlayStation 3 titles streaming to your PS4 because you didn't want to rent individual games, a Netflix-style buffet option might be up your alley. The plan will launch at $19... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 - LittleBigPlanet 3

    Picking a game to champion for our Top 50 Challenge was easy; I knew it had to be Sumo Digital's charming platformer LittleBigPlanet 3. As a long time fan of the LittleBigPlanet series, I was worried when it was announced that Sumo Digital was taking over the series for Media Molecule. Thankfully... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Bugs Happen, Broken Games Shouldn’t

    While 2014 has seen its share of delays, we certainly have no shortage of games available this holiday season. Unfortunately, in the flood of releases, multiple titles have simply not worked at launch. The relationship between a consumer and a game changes when launch day arrives. The long period represented... More
  • Blog Post: The DualShock 4 Is The PlayStation 4's Achilles Heel

    Nearly a year into the console generation, the PlayStation 4 has proven to be a strong rebound console for Sony, outpacing its nearest rival at nearly a two-to-one clip. This is a much better start than the PS3 had, which alienated consumers with sticker shock early on and proved to be a finicky platform... More
  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With PlayStation TV

    Today sees the release of Sony’s PlayStation TV. The tiny system (about the size of a wallet) allows access to a broad variety of PlayStation content, but as of launch, it certainly isn’t the entertainment all-in-one package some might hope it could one day become. Limited access to older... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Vib-Ribbon

    Released exclusively in Japan and Europe on Dec. 12 1999, Vib-Ribbon for the PS1 is a bizarre entry into the pre-Guitar Hero music-rhythm genre. Tim Turi guides the rabbit heroine Vibri through a myriad of 2D obstacles, proving his sense of rhythm once and for all (after a few tries). Host Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Beginner’s Tips For Shadow Of Mordor

    Today gamers are finally getting their hands on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Starting any new game is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming – especially if you are the type who is haunted by the sense that you are doing something wrong. We’re here to help. We’ve finished Talion’s... More
  • Blog Post: Gaikai Talks PlayStation Now

    We recently spoke with Gaikai CEO David Perry about all things PlayStation Now. The longtime developer joined the cloud-gaming company in 2009 and in 2012 Sony acquired it to form the core of PlayStation Now. Check out our interview as we touch on signing with Sony, remote play, what it takes to get... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Ico

    Ico is one of the titles most commonly used in the "games as art" debate, but regardless of your opinion on that issue, you can appreciate this mysterious and charming adventure. What starts as a simple puzzle game evolves into a memorable journey unlike anything else in gaming. You control... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4's Indie Exclusives List

    Since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Sony has made a strong play towards recruiting high-profile independent developers to the console. From giving games like Mercenary Kings and Entwined showcases at E3 press conferences to a program that allows indies to self-publish without a deal with a larger... More
  • Blog Post: Bonus Replay – Crash Team Racing

    It is a bright, new day for Replay. After outsmarting the Replay staff (and sneaking into Game Informer's office in the middle of the night), interns Harry Mackin, Dimitri Gedevanishvili, and Wayne Stainrook have taken over Replay, and we're doing things our way. The first Replay of the new regime... More
  • Blog Post: Why Isn't Media Molecule Just Making Tearaway 2?

    If you haven’t played Tearaway on the Vita , it’s a clever little platformer, and it looks like the new PS4 version – Tearaway Unfolded – will be well worth your time. If you have played the Vita version, Media Molecule has revamped the game to such an extreme degree that in many... More
  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
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