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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Nintendo Won’t Give Us 2D Metroid And Other Sequels We Want

    Every year when E3 rolls around, analysts and critics start whispering about the possibility that this year could be the year that Nintendo drops a new Metroid game on us. Most years we walk away disappointed, but this year Nintendo actually did reveal a new Metroid title . Sadly, fans still walked away... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015

    It's E3 time again, which means a lot of structures are being erected in honor of the industry's most exciting video games, and we took pictures of them. We will surely become intimately familiar with these balloons when we get our hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later this year... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Fox 64

    Star Fox 64 is an important game for many members of the Game Informer staff, and today, we're celebrating that classic Nintendo 64 title the best way we know how: by featuring it on an episode of Replay. Join Reiner, Brian, Kyle, and Jeff M. as they blast through several levels and share memories... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Star Fox Wii U

    We’re still not sure what Star Fox really looks like or how exactly it will play, but pending any surprise delays we know it is coming this year, which makes E3 2015 the perfect platform to show it off. It’s been a long time since we’ve played a first-party Star Fox title (the last... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Wii U Games Our Readers Are Excited About For 2015 Since Zelda Is Off The Table

    Sadly, Zelda Wii U has been delayed , leaving a fairly large void for the Wii U to fill in 2015. In lieu of the disappointing delay, our readers shared some of the Wii U titles they are looking for. Following the news of the delay, we issued a discussion post asking readers what Wii U games they were... More
  • Blog Post: Future Amiibo Figures We'd Love To See

    With its all-star cast of recognizable characters, the Super Smash Bros. line of Amiibos served as a great introduction to the figures. The nostalgic elements of each character sold the figures for many, and their success has caused demand to be dramatically more than supply in many cases. Earlier this... More
  • Blog Post: Predicting Amiibo Functionality In Nintendo’s 2015 Games

    Nintendo’s Amiibos already have plenty of functions in many of Nintendo’s games. While the Smash Bros. line can only use the read and write capabilities of their Amiibos in Smash Bros., we have already gotten some interesting rewards for scanning the figures to our gamepads. In the future... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Modern Developers They Want On Classic Game Franchises

    Two weeks ago I posted a reader discussion asking what modern developers should take over or reboot classic franchises . The conversation was prompted by developers like Devolver Digital, who is attempting to make a Seaman game and The Odd Gentlemen, who are working on a new King's Quest . I put... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like To See

    When Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea was one that most fans would never dream of, and seemed out of character for Nintendo to license out one of its biggest properties to another developer. The biggest surprise of all, however, is that Hyrule... More
  • Blog Post: Keeping Promises: Seven Things That Need To Happen In 2015

    It's tough to make a promise when it comes to video game development. So many things can happen when it comes to a title or feature being completed, to say nothing of nailing a release date. That being said, there have been some...assurances, shall we say...that companies have made about their games... More
  • Blog Post: Should Your Favorite Video Game Animals Be Dead?

    Video game characters and their respective series only have one true lifeblood: monetary success. As long as they keep making money, they'll stay alive. But what if video game franchises and their beloved mascots adhered to the laws of nature? We've done some serious scientific research to find... More
  • Blog Post: Insulting The Lamest Characters From Great Video Games

    Even some of the best games have flaws. Sometimes those flaws are characters that are underdeveloped, awkward, or otherwise annoying. They are the Scrappy-Doos of video games; characters we didn't ask for, didn't want, and got anyway. Here's a roundup of the lamest characters from games that... 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: TV Shows That Deserve Better Video Games

    It’s easy to write off a video game based on a TV show as a company’s way to cash in on the property. While not all of the games in the list below do that, most of them do. That’s a shame. Multiple video games exist for the five shows below – but we think they can do better. A... More
  • Blog Post: Skipping A Generation – What We Missed This Console Cycle

    Sometimes genetic traits skip a generation. The same goes for video games. These are the games that decided to sit this generation out, but we'd like to see make a return for the PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox. Ape Escape – Sony’s dual-analog stick mascot made an appearance in a way... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Deserve Remakes

    Games are the unfortunate victim of being a technology-focused medium. The games that defined our childhood show their age much faster than the movies we grew up with. It’s one of the reasons video game remakes are often worth getting excited about. They allow us to replay the games we love as... More
  • Blog Post: The Bizarre World Of Nintendo's Star Fox

    You might be as smart as a fox, but do you know all of these obscure facts about Nintendo's anthropomorphic shooter series? 1. Star Fox Pilots Are Cyborgs You're probably familiar with this version of Star Fox: But check out the box for the original Star Fox game: Specifically look at Fox's... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down Video Game Character Names

    A fair majority of the people who make video games take a lot of time to think about them. They analyze every detail down to how a character’s limbs should move, how fast a character should walk when someone applies pressure to the control stick, and how high a character should jump when the player... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Family Businesses

    Sometimes the tasks of heroes and villains stretch beyond one person. Sometimes a task takes more than a single lifetime to complete. Sometimes you have to pass your business obligations onto your children, and they have to pass those obligations onto their children. Like a family-owned sushi restaurant... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Franchises That Deserve A Revival

    To the surprise of many, Nintendo’s E3 press conference catered to the hardcore gamer demographic arguably moreso than Sony or Microsoft. While the HD big dogs were busy courting the casual market that Nintendo already has locked down, Miyamoto & Co. showed off several titles that reminded... More
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