These Six Games Had Amazing Level Editors

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Level editors are my favorite endgame destination. I appreciate the highly curated experiences developers create – the easy-to-read level design, or the fine-tuned balance in multiplayer maps – but after I’ve experienced a game the way its developers intended, level editors provide a fun incentive to stick around. They’re often quite educational, too, making me […]

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GI Show – PlayStation 5, Jedi: Fallen Order, Interns’ Dream Games

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Click here to watch embedded media Game Informer‘s Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, and Kyle Hilliard talk about the week’s biggest gaming news, including a lot of new details about Sony’s next PlayStation console. We also share everything we know about Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars game and break down the Rise of Skywalker trailer. Joe Juba and […]

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Heaven’s Vault Review – Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

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Publisher: Inkle Developer: Inkle Release: April 16, 2019 Rating: Teen Reviewed on: PC Also on: PlayStation 4 Building a fictional language from scratch is an ambitious feat. While a handful of games (like Far Cry Primal and Skyrim) twist made-up tongues into their narratives, you don’t have to learn them yourself. Heaven’s Vault, a new […]

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We Rank The 10 Hardest Choices In The Walking Dead Series

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The Walking Dead revels in moral ambiguity. Each episode introduced us to new characters, giving us just enough time to love them (or hate them) before putting us in charge of their fates. Choice is often an illusion in Telltale games – characters’ destinies often stay the same regardless of your choices in critical plot […]

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A Remake Of PS2-Era Shooter XIII Is Coming This November

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XIII, based on the 1984 graphic novel of the same name, released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC in 2003 and didn’t quite set the world on fire. But the cel-shaded look – meant to emulate its comic book roots – helped the game stand out at the time. Now, 16 years later, the […]

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Darli Dagger Gets First Gameplay Trailer For Samurai Shodown

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Darli Dagger, the first new Samurai Shodown fighter in years, was revealed during PAX East earlier this month, but no footage was shown at the time. SNK today gave us a glimpse of her moveset and style in her reveal trailer. Darli is a pirate fighter that, after washing ashore as a young girl, learned […]

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Sony Says The Next PlayStation Will Have An “Appealing” Price

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revealing story on Sony’s plans for its next console, a new slice of compelling information has emerged. While the story itself broke down system specs and hardware capabilities, today’s slice of info via Wired senior correspondent Peter Rubin involves one that many gamers are concerned about: price. Here’s the whole exchange between Ruin and Cerny about the next console’s price […]

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Submit Your Questions For Our Mortal Kombat 11 Podcast Interview

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All month long we’ve been rolling out features highlighting Mortal Kombat 11 from NetherRealm Studios. Hopefully we’ve answered a lot of your questions about the game, but now’s your chance to fill in any gaps. On an upcoming episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we’re speaking with Mortal Kombat 11 designer Derek Kirtzic and […]

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Mortal Kombat 11’s Launch Trailer Goes All In On Nostalgia And Techno

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Anyone who’s seen the (surprisingly solid) 1995 Mortal Kombat film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson probably has its techno-laced theme pounded in their head.  The latest trailer for Mortal Kombat 11, due out next week, weaponizes the nostalgia attached to that ridiculous (and ridiculously catchy) theme song to great effect: Click here to watch embedded media For more on […]

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What Can You Make In Dreams After A Week?

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Introduction During our visit to Media Molecule’s offices last year for our November cover story, the developer stood firmly behind its intentions with Dreams: Create the most accessible and deepest video game creation tool available to a mainstream audience. It was a bold statement, but one that the various demos (and later, closed beta) showed that […]

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Nintendo Releases New Trailer For Switch Version Of Mortal Kombat 11

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Nintendo released a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 today, ahead of its release in just a week’s time. The video shows off some never-before-seen story scenes, and it’s also interesting that the backgrounds in fatal blows look noticeably different than they did in past entries. Watch the entire teaser below. Click here to watch embedded media Mortal […]

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A Quick Primer On Joker For Smash Players

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Nintendo announced Joker from the Persona series as the first fighter included in the Fighters Pass last December, but we didn’t know exactly when he’d join the battle. Well fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were treated to the surprise announcement last night that Joker is making his debut as a playable fighter today. But […]

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Halo Finds Its Master Chief For Showtime’s TV Series

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We learned last summer that Showtime would be producing a live-action Halo television series, and while we knew that Master Chief would play an important role, we didn’t know until now who would don John-117’s iconic green armor. Showtime announced that Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange is the New Black) was cast as the protagonist in […]

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Watch Mortal Kombat 11’s New Shao Kahn Trailer

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Click here to watch embedded media By pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 11 you can play as one of the most frustrating bosses in the series. As the “konquerer of worlds,” you can crush adversaries with the fearsome Wrath Hammer or spawn spears that stun enemies to enable combo stacking. And, of course, the trailer wouldn’t be complete without showcasing his brutal fatality (we’ll let you see […]

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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Is A Missed Opportunity

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When it was reported last year, an Xbox One without the disc drive seemed like a potential home run for Microsoft. The Xbox One has lagged behind PlayStation 4 in sales through most of this generation, and a large part of that revolved around a botched launch and a steeper price point than its competitor. […]

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Netflix’s TV Adaptation For The Witcher Is Releasing This Fall

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It’s been confirmed that the upcoming live-action series adaptation of The Witcher is coming to Netflix later this year. It will hit during Netflix’s Q4 period, which runs from October to December. This gives us a better idea, but we still don’t have an exact date of when it hits the streaming platform. According to […]

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Carnivore Pack Available Now In Jurassic World Evolution

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Frontier Developments’ Jurassic World Evolution continues to deliver new content. Today players of this fun park-building simulation can download the Carnivore Dinosaur Pack to add three new threats dinosaurs to their sprawling prehistoric wonderlands. The dinosaurs are the Acrocanthosaurus, an oddly postured monster from the cretaceous period, the Proceratosaurus, a small threat from the Jurassic period […]

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Fortnite’s Next Bonkers Update Introduces Dogfighting

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Biplanes return to Fortnite this week in Air Royale, a new limited-time, duos-only mode that pits players against each other in an aerial dogfighting arena. Touch the ground? Dead. Fly too high? Finished. Park your plane? Boom. Each plane has three lives, and players will respawn until their plane loses its last life. Food fighting – […]

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How NetherRealm Hopes To Get Mortal Kombat 11’s Casual Players To Compete

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Fighting games can be tough to get into. Most are multiplayer-focused affairs, which can be a deal-breakers for many single-player fans. Even among multiplayer offerings, they require a degree of dedication to memorize combos, time to brush up on things like frame data and mix-ups that can be intimidating at first. Not everyone is interested in diving into training mode […]

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Surprise Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Details Joker And 3.0 Update

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A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct dropped today out of nowhere, showing off Joker and the Super Smash Bros 3.0 Update. Joker arrives tomorrow on April 17 and includes Persona 3/4/5 music and themes for the Mementos stage. In his basic form, Joker has a gun, a grappling hook, and uses his knife for most […]

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Obsidian’s Cancelled Aliens RPG Was Aiming To Be A Horror Mass Effect

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Sega had a brief stint where they went crazy with external partnerships and in a few instances that really seemed to burn them. After signing deals for a number of games, and getting some pretty major flops in return, the company went on a tear of cancellations like Bayonetta 2, which was eventually brought back […]

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Ninja Gaiden II Is Xbox One X Enhanced On Backwards Compatibility

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During Microsoft’s Inside Xbox stream today, the company announced that Ninja Gaiden II will be Xbox One X enhanced as it arrives on the backwards compatibility list for Xbox One games. This means that the game will run at a higher resolution than its original 360 release. The second 3D action Ninja Gaiden game is […]

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We Assemble The Perfect Avengers Game

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With over 10 years and 21 movies behind it, Avengers: Endgame will finally wrap up an epic, connected film arc for Marvel Studios. Now with Insomniac’s Spider-Man setting up a larger Marvel “gameverse,” questions are bubbling over for what we can expect from Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game. Since its announcement in 2017, news has […]

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Mechstermination Force Review – Winning The Battle, Losing The War

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Publisher: Hörberg Productions Developer: Hörberg Productions Release: April 3, 2019 Rating: Everyone 10+ Reviewed on: Switch I already know what I need to do to beat the massive mech towering over me. First, I must destroy its vulnerable plate armor while dodging the lasers, energy balls, and rockets it throws my way. Then, when it […]

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Microsoft Announces All-Digital Xbox One S

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As was previously reported, Microsoft has announced an Xbox One model that features no disc drive. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition retails for a slightly lower price than a standard Xbox One S, and includes three digital games. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is designed for people who know they want to get […]

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundles Xbox Live And Game Pass In One Subscription

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Since its inception in 2017, Game Pass has been a focal point for Xbox. The subscription service that grants players access to over 100 games at no additional charge has continually grown its library and shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Xbox announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This new membership bundles the platform’s two […]

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Spoiled – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Click here to watch embedded media We’ve been dying to unpack everything in From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ever since we started getting glimpses of what the full game offered during our cover story trip last year.  On this episode of Spoiled, Suriel Vazquez, Javy Gwaltney, and Dan Tack (who wrote the review) gather […]

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An Interview With The Composers Behind Resident Evil 2 And DMC5

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Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 released earlier this year to high praise. We got a chance to sit down and talk with two prolific composers – Jeff Rona and Cody Matthew Johnson – that contributed to both games’ assorted soundtracks. Their musical work has also been featured in games like God of […]

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New Nintendo Switch Firmware Lets You Sort Games And Transfer Saves

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Nintendo has released a new Nintendo Switch update today, numbering 8.0.0, which adds a couple of new features to the hybrid console. Previous updates added things that run the gamut from digital game sharing to mining Twitter and Facebook friends lists and the 8.0.0 update is a little closer to the latter than the former. The […]

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New Lego Star Wars Game Accidentally Mentioned

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It’s not exactly shocking that a Lego Star Wars game would be in the works, but it has been a bit of time since the last one. The games were expected to come out in line with the movies, but skipped out the recent The Last Jedi release. It was unclear when, or perhaps even if, a […]

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