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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hearthstone

    Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, and Jason Oestreicher as they play a few rounds of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft! In this video, the crew checks out standard gameplay, pack opening, and spends some time in Blizzard's take on the collectible card game draft format, The Arena. Hearthstone officially... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet In The Lego Movie Videogame

    The Lego Movie Videogame holds a hilarious achievement/trophy that pushes players to locate and destroy Wonder Woman's invisible jet. Tracking down red and gold bricks is challenging as it is; finding something that cannot be seen is another story altogether. Thankfully, I just happened to stumble... More
  • Blog Post: Three Useful Tips For Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    It’s rare that I immediately replay a game in my free time after reviewing it for work, but I did just that with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. After giving it my first 10 score in my review , I started round two at home in an effort to do everything there is to be done in the game... More
  • Blog Post: RPG Spotlight: Disgaea

    One of the questions readers ask me most is if they would like a particular series. As a way to provide the answer and celebrate beloved franchises, RPG Spotlight gives a concise overview of the elements that give a franchise its heart and soul. In this edition, I take a look at Nippon Ichi’s Disgaea... More
  • Blog Post: Civ V: Brave New World Culture Guide

    The second expansion changes the cultural side of the game quite a bit. Here’s a primer on the changes so you can hit the ground running. Several dramatic alterations to the culture system all work in tandem to create a much better overall experience than existed in previous incarnations of Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sanctum 2

    As you can see in my recent review , I was pleasantly surprised with Sanctum 2 – Coffee Stain Studios' newest tower defense game with FPS mechanics. The blend between thinking ahead and in-the-moment kept me on my toes. Right now, you can get Sanctum 2 on PC and Xbox 360, so we wanted to you... More
  • Blog Post: Is The Metal Gear Rising Strategy Guide Worth It?

    Strategy guides aren’t just about looking at level maps or finding out how to beat bosses. For many people, they provide a compact and comprehensive way to immerse themselves in their favorite games. However, not all guides are created equal. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and its accompanying... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Fire Emblem: Awakening

    If you read my review , you already know I'm currently having a love affair with Fire Emblem: Awakening. Now it's time to actually see the game in action for yourself. In the video below, join host Andrew Reiner and I as we fight through a beginning battle, show off the world map, watch a cutscene... More
  • Blog Post: Guardians Of Middle-Earth Beginner Guide

    So you want to check out this whole MOBA thing now that there’s a decent console one, do you? This brief guide will help you land on your feet. [Not sure if Guardians is for you? Check out my full review here .] Run away No, seriously. You’re too close to the enemy. Back up! Against experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Impressions

    Combining the characters and world of the Uncharted series with a competitive card game seems like a strange pairing, but that’s exactly what Bend Studio and One Loop Games did with the turn-based card game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. As strange as it is seeing characters like Drake, Victor... More
  • Blog Post: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is One Of The Best Games Of 2012

    Ever since we featured XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the cover of the February issue of Game Informer , the excitement and passion for the game within the office has only grown. War stories from the alien-littered battlefields dominated every morning discussion and we were taught how a turn-based strategy game... More
  • Blog Post: Get The Most Out Of Assassin’s Creed III

    Today marks the release of Assassin’s Creed III, and we suspect a lot of gamers are itching to get home from work or school to get started. The game’s enormous size can be overwhelming; we’ve compiled a list of recommendations, free of spoilers, to help you find your way in the massive... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Beginner Guide: Strategy Layer

    You’ve probably already lost a few countries to panic, and the alien threat is just getting worse. Let us help you with a few tips to get your paramilitary organization humming along smoothly. Be sure to check out our tips for the tactical combat portion of the game too - all the credits in the... More
  • Blog Post: How To Make The Gunzerker A Rapid-Firing Maniac

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a guide on how to turn Zero into a sword-focused badass. Today, I want to focus on Salvador, our cover boy from the Borderlands 2 issue last year. I’m hovering around level 30 with him right now, and I’m finding him to be even more deadly than Zero if you level... More
  • Blog Post: How To Make Zero A Melee Machine In Borderlands 2

    Each of Borderlands 2’s four classes has a variety of awesome abilities and upgrades, but a recent poll on this website indicated that most of you are spending time with Zero during your first playthrough. You’ve made a good choice, as the robotic assassin is a bonafide bad***. He was my... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Dungeon Tips

    ArenaNet’s brand-new MMO sends the traditional tank/heal/damage MMORPG trinity packing in favor of a positioning-based system that puts each player in charge of their own health. Here are a few pointers to help you get through Guild Wars 2’s five-person dungeons without the comfort of a familiar... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Revealed

    Commanding the aliens in one-on-one deathmatches in Firaxis' upcoming tactical strategy game is a very different experience than defending the Earth from their ravages. I recently had the chance to go mano-a-mano for a few rounds of XCOM multiplayer as Firaxis pulled back the curtain on the mode... More
  • Blog Post: Five Diablo III Tips To Boost Your Hero's Output

    Now that we can all actually get in and play Diablo III consistently, it's time to start thinking about how to maximize your fun, your loot, and your leveling. Here are a few Diablo III tips that should improve your experience considerably. Remap your ability keys. It may not have attain MMO levels... More
  • Blog Post: Interactive Ant Farm: Exploring XCOM’s HQ

    Little kids will watch wandering bugs with an intensity most of us only display during an online deathmatch. Firaxis wanted to recapture that childlike sense of wonder and fascination with the HQ management portions of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This is why the studio has dubbed XCOM’s new headquarters... More
  • Blog Post: Advanced Tactics: Exploring XCOM's Combat, Part 2

    In the world of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players will need much more than brute strength and Rambo tactics. Would-be generals will need to implement precise coordination between all of their elite soldiers. Take note as we walk you through some sample tactics, this time we explore flanking. [This feature... More
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