Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Hits Good Revenue, But A Fraction Of Pokémon Go’s Players

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launched this past week, making the first follow up to Pokémon Go from Niantic. It is a tough task to follow up what was at one point a genuine cultural phenomenon, but WB and Niantic were betting big that Harry Potter would be the license to do it. If that is to […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Include New Materia Not From The Original

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We found out during E3 just how different Final Fantasy VII Remake’s battle system will be from the original game. We also found out that Materia, the magical gems that can be slotted into equipment to let characters cast spells, still plays a big role in the game’s battle system and it’s even visible within the […]

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Don’t Neglect Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Second Atlantis DLC

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Earlier this month, all eyes in the gaming industry were focused on E3. However, right before the annual convention, Ubisoft released the second episode in the Fate of Atlantis DLC arc for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I understand the temptation to focus on games that are new and exciting, but if you’re a fan of Odyssey, […]

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Borderlands 3 Will Be About 35 Hours Long For The Main Campaign

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Video game length can be a touchy subject for people. Some people can’t stand games that are too short, while others don’t want to play anything too long. Those spending full price on a new game want it to last a decent bit of time, however, and it sounds like Borderlands 3 is probably going […]

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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Review – A Tribute Worth Its Trials

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Publisher: 505 Games Developer: ArtPlay Release: June 18, 2019 Rating: Rating Pending Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One, Switch, PC At first, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night feels a bit staid. Though the series is new, it sees longtime Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi returning to the formula he helped define over the years […]

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10 Pokémon That Should Exist But Don’t

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Back in 2016, we gave our ideas for 10 Pokémon based on real life that deserve to exist. That was before the launch of Pokémon Sun & Moon, and Game Freak seems to have ignored every last one of our ideas – even the one about a Pokémon that’s a truck! This must have been […]

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The Sports Desk – Will The Arcade-Centric Volta Mode Help Or Hurt FIFA 20?

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I was surprised when the first thing EA Sports and developer EA Canada announced for FIFA 20 was the Volta small-side soccer mode, a more casual offering akin to the old FIFA Street series back in the day. Is this a good decision for the franchise?  Perhaps there is no reason to be worried when Volta could […]

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Four Gory Reasons To Keep Your Eye On Carrion

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Publisher: Phobia Game Studio Developer: Phobia Game Studio Release: 2020 Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PC Alongside the torrent of blockbuster games that occupy the open sprawl of E3’s show floor, there is also a wave of smaller-budget, independent titles. This year the one that caught our attention (even winning our Best Indie award) the most is Carrion, […]

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Contra-Inspired Indie Blazing Chrome Releases In Early July

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Publisher: The Arcade Crew Developer: JoyMasher Release: July 11, 2019 Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC Contra fans have a lot to celebrate recently. After the series was assumed long-dead, despite a vague teaser during Konami’s E3 2012 presser, but has recently gotten a collection, a new game announcement, and soon a spiritual sequel […]

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Submit Your Questions For Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Podcast Interview

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All month long we’ve been rolling out features highlighting Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn. 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 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order director […]

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Risk Of Rain 2’s Scorched Acres Update Arrives This Week

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Risk of Rain 2 is getting a significant content update next week, the first of its kind since it launched in Steam early access in March. Titled Scorched Acres, this update brings new gear, a new stage, new boss, and an all-new survivor named Rex who has robotic legs. His special abilities make use of both […]

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Tim Schafer On Microsoft Acquisition And The Future Of Double Fine

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During this year’s E3, it was announced that Microsoft is acquiring Double Fine Productions (creators of Broken Age, Grim Fandango) to join Xbox Game Studios. What does this acquisition mean for Double Fine, a studio that is famously independent? Will the studio’s signature, unique feel be rebranded? With Double Fine’s roster of wonderfully weird titles, it’s […]

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Streets Of Rogue Exits Early Access For Full Release This July

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Streets of Rogue is both a roguelite and immersive sim that takes inspiration from games like Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, but mixes with RPG elements. It’s been in Steam Early Access for over two years, but now it’s finally heading towards full release on PC and consoles next month. Set in a procedurally […]

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Rumor: A New Ape Escape Could Be In The Works

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If a suspicious tweet is to be believed, we may be seeing an Ape Escape comeback in the near future. A Twitter account by the name of @piposaru20th recently tweeted Ape Escape artwork that shows one of the famous apes peeking from behind a tree. While we normally wouldn’t pay much mind to an unverified, random Twitter account, […]

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U.S. Government Bans League Of Legends In Iran And Syria

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League of Legends is currently banned in both Iran and Syria. This is due to growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran (Syria is a key ally of Iran, which is why it’s affected too). When attempting to log in, players in Iran and Syria are met with this message: “Due to U.S. laws and regulations, players […]

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Square Enix President Talks Innovation And The Impact Of Final Fantasy XV

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Final Fantasy XV had a tall order of pleasing old fans, while also reaching a new audience. The entry was a departure from what we’d previously seen, tackling a more open world and taking combat in a more action-oriented direction. Before the game was released, director Hajime Tabata said it was  “make or break for the […]

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Reader Discussion – Which Indie Studio Would You Want To Make A Zelda Game?

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With the recent Cadence of Hyrule making waves and the Cuphead developers saying they’d love to make a Zelda game, Zelda spinoff fever might be at an all-time high. So we want to know: which Indie developer would you want to make a Zelda spinoff? Personally, I’d like to see Wargroove developer Chucklefish take a crack […]

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Fortnite Digital Revenue Down Year-Over-Year In May, Up From April

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Analytics firm SuperData has released its monthly report of the top-grossing digital games on the market, and the rankings don’t hold too many surprises, the report shares some insights on the continuing state of Fortnite’s dominance. SuperData reports that while Fortnite made an astounding $203 million across all platforms, that’s part of a downwards trend for the […]

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Cuphead Dev: Making A Zelda Game Would Be ‘A Dream Come True’

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In a recent interview, Cuphead developer Studio MDHR stated they’d love to try their hand at making a game in the Legend of Zelda series. The idea would have sounded out of the question just a few years ago, but it seems more likely than ever. Speaking to Nintendo Force for its upcoming June issue (you […]

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Square Enix’s Rule For Remakes: They Must Surpass The Original

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At this past E3, we were granted a one-on-one interview with Square Enix CEO and president Yosuke Matsuda. Matsuda spoke to us about the company’s goals and discussed how Square Enix is striving to make its complete library available digitally. With the announcement of Trials of Mana, a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, and the availability of Secret of […]

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Microsoft Lays Off Original Content Team Members

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Microsoft looks to have laid off a number of employees working at on the company’s original content creation side, as employees are reporting they have been let go or had their contracts ended by the company. Now-former Microsoft producer Kate Yeager tweeted a video indicating a portion of Mixer’s content staff had been laid off. Happy […]

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Destiny 2 Details Heroic Menagerie Mode, Won’t Be Nerfing Lord Of Wolves Until Late Summer

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This week, Bungie outlined what players who’ve already mastered the Menagerie can expect from next week’s launch of a Heroic mode and made a statement regarding Lord of Wolves’ dominance in multiplayer, saying they won’t be nerfing or banning the gun until later this summer. First, the new mode. The Menagerie is Destiny 2’s newest cooperative, […]

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What To Watch This Weekend: Summer Games Done Quick, Dota 2, And Rocket League

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Summer is here, and you better believe the esports are too. We also have the start of one of the biggest events of the summer: SGDQ! Summer Games Done Quick is back and brings with it another week of speedruns. So if you had plans you were thinking of flaking on, you now of a good […]

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Creator Of Mario Royale Seemingly Receives C&D From Nintendo

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Have you played Mario Royale yet? The online game puts 76 players, all as Mario, in a Super Mario Bros. level racing to get to the end alive. Whoever gets in a top three position wins the match, everyone else falls to their death in the lava. It’s fun, barely working, and very unofficial. The […]

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Replay – Toy Story 1, 2 & 3

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Click here to watch embedded media With Toy Story 4 in theaters now, we thought it would be a great time to look at how each of the first three films were represented in games. Our journey begins on the Super Nintendo with a side-scrolling look at Toy Story, transitions to Nintendo 64 for a […]

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Weekend Warrior – Nothing But Fantasy

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E3 still took its toll on the office here at Game Informer, so this weekend we’re all looking for some real recovery time. The conference lit some old gaming flames so a lot of us are looking into replaying some Final Fantasy titles. And it might also be a solid time to catch up on […]

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New Elden Ring Details Paint It As An Evolution Of Dark Souls

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Elden Ring, which was announced at E3 and revealed slightly before E3 and more or less suggested even before that, is a collaboration between Dark Souls developer From Software and fantasy author George R.R. Martin. At E3, we only got a small teaser about of the game and what amounts to some concept art and overlayed […]

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Everything We Know About The Story Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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During our trip to Respawn for our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order cover story we spent a lot of time with the developers talking about the process of designing and creating a new canonical Star Wars video game, played with the lightsaber combat extensively, and watched a handful of hands-off demos through various levels. We […]

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Fortnite Raising Minimum Specs On PC With Season 10

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There’s an argument that any key to massive success on PC is that your game should be able to run on near anything. While plenty of people have PCs like laptops or general desktops, the market for dedicated gaming PCs can be quite a bit smaller. Still, as games as a service grow, it also […]

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New Stranger Things Trailer Sets The Tone For Season 3

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With Stranger Things season 3 breathing down our necks, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions about the series in general and where the next season could possibly take the series. With this trailer, which appears to be the final one before before the third season’s premiere, we might get a few hints toward that. […]

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