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  • Blog Post: Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

    Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creatures in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder. This chart originally... More
  • Blog Post: New Mario Vs. Classic Mario: Which Is Better?

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mario, which is a perfect excuse to reshare this video debate about "New" Mario versus classic Mario. We originally published this as part of the coverage for when the Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U appeared on our cover, which you can explore by clicking... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Super Mario World

    In honor of Mario's 30th anniversary and the release of the sensation Super Mario Maker on Wii U, we take a look back at one of the fat plumber's finest adventures, Super Mario World. This Super Nintendo launch title received a perfect 10 rating from Game Informer, and as you'll soon see... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Super Mario Maker's Unlockable Amiibo Costumes

    Super Mario Maker is out today and we're taking a look at the awesome unlockable costumes you can use in the Super Mario Bros. levels you create. These costumes are either unlocked through playing the 100 Mario Challenge mode online, or by scanning in Amiibo figures at the level creation screen.... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Super Mario Maker

    Update: Our stream has concluded. Thank you for tuning in! Original Story: Super Mario Maker is still a couple of weeks out, but you can get a great look at one of Nintendo's biggest releases of 2015 sooner than you think. Join us starting at 12 p.m. Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific as we stream two hours... More
  • Blog Post: How Gaming Shaped My Life

    I’ve often told the story about how I used to visit my aunt and uncle’s house in my pre-elementary school days and immediately disappear into the basement where they kept their NES. I would be so excited in the days leading up to my visits, and finally getting my hands on the rectangular... More
  • Blog Post: Other Game Series That Deserve The Theatrhythm Treatment

    Final Fantasy is a huge series with lots of memorable tracks – enough tracks to fill up two rhythm games, as it turns out. It’s not the only series ( and nether is Dragon Quest ), however, full of enough fantastic music to merit its own dedicated rhythm game release. Castlevania Much like... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The First Eight Levels Of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    Everyone's favorite little fungus finally has his own game. Toad's diorama mini-levels from Super Mario 3D World were some of the most memorable asides of the whimsical four-player platformer, and now there's a standalone game packed full of them. We couldn't help but boot up the game... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: How Smooth Got His McGroove – The Introverted Acapella YouTube Artist

    His real name is Max Gleason, and his cat’s name is Charl but you probably know him better as Smooth McGroove, the acapella YouTube phenomenon with long hair and a huge beard. Max posted his first acapella video game song back in January with a nine-part rendition of "Zelda’s Lullaby"... More
  • Blog Post: The Confirmed Stages For Super Smash Bros.

    When Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. during E3 2013 , a lot of the buzz centered on the announcement of Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer as playable characters. The multiple videos that Nintendo released for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games also quietly... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – New Super Mario Bros. U

    It wouldn't be a Nintendo system launch without Mario, would it? New Super Mario Bros. U merges classic platforming action with the magic of the GamePad. At least, that's what we think is going on. Take a look at our latest Test Chamber for a quick look at the game in action. Ben Hanson, Bryan... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Secret History

    "One day the kingdom of the peaceful mushroom people was invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into mere stones, bricks and even field horse-hair plants, and the Mushroom Kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who... More
  • Blog Post: How Meaningful Are Sound Effects To You?

    Halo 4 releases today, and while it’s being praised for things like the combat, the multiplayer, and the graphics, it is also getting an uncommon amount of praise for its sound effects. Sound effects don’t usually garner much attention when compared to most other aspects of a video game,... More
  • Blog Post: 1-Ups And Downs: Reflecting On Nintendo's Past

    Nintendo has an incredibly loyal fan base. The Game Informer office is filled with editors who were raised on the company's games and hardware, and we have more fond Nintendo memories than we could possibly share in one article. But, as with any company that's remained relevant for so long, Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Of The Worst Twists In Gaming

    From the golden era of 8-bit gaming to our modern, cinematic blockbusters, the road of video game storytelling has been packed with twists. Some plot curveballs are visible from a mile away, while others pop up out of nowhere with a pleasant surprise. Some, however, are like opening up a pudding cup... More
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