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  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Far Cry Primal

    Ubisoft showed just how flexible the Far Cry series was with the unexpected release of Far Cry Primal . The latest entry in the series took the open-world action back to the stone age, trading guns and cars for spears and saber-toothed tigers. We spoke with game director Thomas Simon about the time shift... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Going Off The Rails With TrackMania Turbo

    The TrackMania series is big around the globe, and TrackMania Turbo (out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) aims to expand the series' heretofore limited console presence. See what the newest game in the series is all about and what makes it addictive. Kyle and Kato tackle some of the game's... More
  • Blog Post: We Discuss The Division's Contagious Gameplay And Open-World Depth

    This feature was originally published March 9, 2016. Executive editor Andrew Reiner and I spent much of yesterday playing The Division on our live stream . During that time, we got our bearings on the game's various systems, leveling mechanics, and multiplayer. Today, we've regrouped and are... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Character Builds In The Division

    This feature was originally published on March 9, 2016. We’ve spent much of this week diving into Ubisoft’s take on a post-apocalyptic New York City, where a devastating illness has left civil order in ruins. If you’re getting started in exploring the city and leveling up, you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Archive Of Our Full Day Stream Of The Division

    Update: The stream has concluded, but you can check out the archived version below! Original story: Starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. CT and running through 6 p.m CT, Jeff Cork is joining me for a full day of cooperative play in The Division on Game Informer's Twitch& YouTube channels. The show will... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Tips From The Division Devs To Help You Get Some Sweet Loot

    Yesterday, I ventured into New York City (the real one, not the plague-ridden version in The Division) to catch up with two members of The Division team. Producer Tony Sturtzel and game director Terry Spier from Red Storm shared some tips to get the most out of your early hours. We also pried out a secret... More
  • Blog Post: Watch An Enemy React Appropriately To A Glitch In Far Cry Primal

    "Xbox, Record That" is the best thing to come from Kinect, and I put it to good use to capture one of the strangest and most amusing glitches I've seen in a game. I won't spoil what happens in this short clip, but I love that the enemy reacts to the situation like any of us would. That's... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The First Hour Of Far Cry Primal

    Far Cry Primal is finally out, and players are already finding the title to be a surprisingly different variation on the Far Cry formula. If you’re making up your mind about whether Ubisoft’s new game is worth a play, you should consider Jeff Cork’s complete review . If you need some... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil (Part Twelve)

    One of the most criminally overlooked games from yesteryear, Beyond Good & Evil is a story-driven adventure that follows a photojournalist named Jade and her mechanic friend Pey'j. We won't spoil where this journey goes, but fans of Zelda, Pokémon Snap, and fun science fiction stories... More
  • Blog Post: Writings On The Cave Wall – Why 2016 Could Be The Year Of The Caveman

    When Medal of Honor first stormed the beaches of Normandy, it didn't take long before dozens of WWII games were storming retail shelves. When fans grew tired of World War II shooters, it wasn't too long before we were overwhelmed with sci-fi shooters. Gaming trends come and go, but they're... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Talks Rainbow Six Siege Netcode, Clan Support, And Most Popular Operators

    Rainbow Six Siege was one of the toughest review games I've had to score . While I absolutely love the intense competitive core of the multiplayer matches when both teams have strong communication and execution, the supporting content is sparse and server complications dampened my enthusiasm for... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Division’s Dire Tone And By-The-Numbers Combat Are At Odds In The Beta

    It's daylight when I step into the food court. It's a dinky sort of place covered in grime and snow that's fallen through the ceiling window. A few bandits stand near the kitchen, hassling some hostages. I creep across the court, taking cover behind a table. A couple of them are chatting... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With The Division – Fully Updated

    Yesterday, the Xbox One beta for The Division got going, and today sees the launch of the PS4 and PC versions. I’m spending the day exploring Ubisoft’s new shooter, and I’ll be updating this story throughout the day with details. What do you want to learn about? If you don’t have... More
  • Blog Post: Five Ways The Division Is Like Destiny, And Nine Ways It’s Not

    Destiny has been a regular gaming destination for many players in the last year and a half, thanks in large part to slotting into a distinct genre that borrows liberally from shooters, MMOs, and open-world RPGs to create something new. Part of its lasting appeal is the social experience and character... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – We Take Back Madison Square Garden In The Division

    Since The Division was first announced nearly three years ago, Tom Clancy and shooter fans alike have been eagerly awaiting to experience its version of post-apocalyptic New York City. With the release date approaching, and hype ramping up, Matthew Bertz and I take a look at one of the early missions... More
  • Blog Post: Our Assassin's Creed Wishlist

    Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series is at an important juncture. While 2015's Syndicate was a quality game, the series' yearly installments are grinding on the public. With the rumor that Ubisoft may put the franchise on ice for a year, we look at what we want to see from the series going... More
  • Blog Post: You Are Being Watched: The Terrifying Paranoia of Rainbow Six Siege

    I crouch in a dark corner of the parlor. My teammates are restless. They should be. A few minutes ago a camera on wheels rolled into our little hideout and saw each and every one of us, as well as the hostage we're guarding. We've erected steel walls, placed explosive traps all along the perimeter... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Entire Assassin’s Creed Series

    The Assassin’s Creed series has been around for eight years – not a lot of time when compared to industry veterans like Super Mario and Metal Gear. In that relatively short timespan, the series has become an annual fixture, reliably hitting store shelves with one new title (at least) every... More
  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six: Siege – 30 Tips To Keep You Alive

    Rainbow Six Siege hit shelves a few days ago and we've been hard at work playing and analyzing the game, figuring out the best strategies that'll lead you to victory. The truth of the matter is that Siege is a game dripping with tension and uncertainty, where the outcome is often based on quick... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Just Cause 3 & Rainbow Six Siege

    Update: The stream has concluded, but you can watch the archived versions here! December doesn't often bring huge release days for video games, but today welcomes two of the the year's most anticipated titles: Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege. Starting at 4 p.m. CT, we're spending an hour... More
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