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  • Incredible Artist Offers Free Game-Design Advice

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    After playing some Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 the other day, I noticed that a fair amount of what I was doing wasn't very fun. The fighting parts weren't the problem, though I have an admitted soft spot for mindless crowd combat. I didn't... More
  • GI Protip #2: Image Tools

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    Stop right there. You know that copy of Photoshop you’ve got in your Torrent folder is not legal right? Most of the computer users out there think they need Photoshop. Not so much. While Adobe’s flagship product is undeniably amazing, many... More
  • Yeah, I Also Took Photos Of My Desk

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    So yeah, I also decided to take photos of my desk. But I cheated. Since I'm the resident photographer, I used big camera trickery to make it look cooler than it really is. I actually cleaned it to do this and Reiner missed out on the chance to take... More
  • I Need A Bigger PC Case (Or A More Logically Constructed Motherboard)

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    Stuffing oversized parts into a teeny-tiny Dell case is not the most ideal way to build a PC...but it's so cheap! Don't get me wrong, I love my current PC. It's a price-performance monster, with a steeply discounted Dell build augmented with... More
  • Happy Halloween! Time for some treats!

    Trick or Treat? Well treats of course!!! Hello everyone! SO much has been happening and I'm so sorry I haven't been able to check in sooner but I have a bunch of updates. First, I am so thrilled to announce a winner for our The Evil Within 2 giveaway... More
  • That New Old Game

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    Like a lot of you, I've been playing various sports franchises for a while now. You might expect – like I do – that by now I'd be so good at these games that I wouldn't need any help. But I do, and that's what I'm ssssllllooooowwwwwllllyyy... More
  • Rocket Tag!

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    If you just checked out Episode 2 of The Game Informer Show , I mentioned that I would post up the old video from two and a half years ago where Jeff Cork and myself made up games to play in the first Crackdown. Among the fun games we posted like Kick... More
  • Waiting On The Great Migration

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    From Nintendo to iPhones, everyone is talking about casual gaming. That's an umbrella term, of course, referencing everything from the size of the game to the skill level necessary to play it. Regardless of the title we're talking about, many... More
  • Cover Gallery: The Resurrection

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    Cover Gallery is back up, courtesy of Jeff Akervik, who kept a copy of all the scans I made when he wanted to do a blog post on the Ugliest covers of all time. Otherwise, I would have to rescan covers of the first 90 issues. A half day's work on recoding... More
  • My First Few Hours Back in Final Fantasy VIII

    Sometimes things don't always go according to plan. I know I promised you guys I'd share my Final Fantasy VIII adventures sooner, but life's unpredictability got in the way. A lot of my travel was canceled and I ended up having some personal... More
  • My Favorite Track Off The New Between The Buried And Me Album

    I'm not sure if I have made it clear before, but I am a big fan of the experimental metal band Between the Buried and Me.

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  • Shut the Hell Up!

    An all-too-common comment I get when I tell people that I write for a video game magazine is, "Wow, so you must play video games all day!" I know that it's a compliment – and trust me, I take it as one. Getting to sit here for ten... More