Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

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Click here to watch embedded media The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is getting remade for Switch later this year. The announcement got Andrew Reiner, Suriel Vazquez, baby Leo Vader, and me thinking about its bizarre legacy, so we decided we had to revisit this old Game Boy title. We got so caught up in […]

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Reader Discussion — Which Developers Would You Want To See Collaborate?

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With rumors of Microsoft and Nintendo cooking up some big ideas between them, it’s not hard to believe that the relationship could one day evolve into having some of their teams work together on games. It’s definitely not unheard of, though it is fairly rare these days, for developers to split duties on games and […]

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When Rivers Were Trails Is An Educational Game About The Native Experience

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Michigan State University’s Games for Entertainment has released an educational game that will give fans of Oregon Trail pangs of nostalgia and fans of the far more recent Where the Water Tastes Like Wine something new to chew on in the same vein. Titled When Rivers Were Trails, the free edutainment game was released yesterday […]

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Bioware Lays Out 90 Day Roadmap For Anthem

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Bioware has put out their 90-day plan for Anthem, showing where they hope and expect to take the loot-shooter game as a service in the next three months now that it’s finally released. The studio outlines everything from fixes and optimizations to new quests and items for you to grab. In a blog aptly titled […]

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Time-Limited Dead Or Alive 6 Demo Out Now On PS4 And Xbox One

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Dead or Alive 6 was supposed to be out by now, but a delay into March means fans aren’t playing through the newest Team Ninja fighting game when they initially expected to. Fret not, because there is a salve for those worries in the form of the Dead or Alive 6 Deluxe demo. You’ll need […]

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FTC Holding A Public Workshop On Loot Boxes Later This Year

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Late last year, the Federal Trade Commission, a government-connected but independent regulatory agency, signaled intentions to look at the controversy of loot boxes within the gaming space. The Entertainment Software Association, or ESA, immediately fired back that such a move was unnecessary, and the FTC was fairly quiet about it in the ensuing months. Now […]

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Love Overwatch? Try Dice Throne

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Back when Game Informer first began to explore tabletop gaming coverage, I’d often headline new game recommendations as direct comparisons to familiar video game genres like first-person shooters or dungeon crawlers. In more recent years, we’ve used that type of comparison less frequently. But this week’s recommendation of Dice Throne can’t help but draw some […]

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Report: Microsoft Revealing Multiple Consoles At E3, Halo Infinite Is A Launch Title

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With discussions going back and forth on whether E3 still makes sense as a show, Microsoft, the one major platform holder still seemingly holding a physical press conference at the event, is still hoping to make a big splash at the annual expo this year. According to reports from different outlets, Scarlet might get detailed […]

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You Can Now Book A Final Fantasy XIV-Themed Wedding In Japan

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A new service from Square Enix will allow Final Fantasy XIV players in Japan to have a wedding themed after the developer’s MMORPG. It’s not something you should tread lightly into, but if you have the desire to seal your love in a ceremony that celebrates a video game, Square Enix has you covered. The […]

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Blackout’s Hot Pursuit Mode – New Gameplay Today Live

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Click here to watch embedded media The battle royale genre is constantly evolving, and we wanted to dive in headfirst to see what’s happening with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout update. While map and quality of life changes have been in the PS4 version of the game since Tuesday, today saw the addition […]

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For Some Reason, There Is A PUBG x Tera Crossover Event

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Crossovers can be really fun and it’s always cool to see two incredibly disparate things come together to watch their interactions. Then sometimes crossovers happen that could be amazing in a milkshake-and-fries sort of way but leave you scratching your head the entire time. It’s hard to say if the upcoming crossover of MMORPG Tera […]

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Planned Layoffs At ArenaNet Rock Guild Wars 2 Developer

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Today, ArenaNet employees on social media came out with fears, and then confirmations, that the company is bracing for layoffs in the immediate future. While there’s no strategy in place for how the layoffs will go, and who will in fact be laid off, it does seem like the MMORPG developer of the Guild Wars […]

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The Video Game Industry Says A Fond Farewell To Reggie Fils-Aime

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  With the recent announcement that Nintendo’s corporate darling, Reggie Fils-Aimé, is stepping down this April, Twitter is full of people from around the video game industry thanking him for his time in the spotlight. It speaks to his impact that people from all around games are feeling affected by this changing of the guard. You […]

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Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Game Pass And Published Titles To Switch

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According to a report from outlet Direct Feed Games, an outlet that has a strong track record for rumors especially centering around Nintendo, Microsoft and Nintendo are about to get together in a big way in the near future. Not only will some Microsoft games find their way to the Switch, but it looks like […]

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Our Hopes and Fears For Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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The latest Nintendo Direct gave us our first big look at Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Switch. To say I’ve been anticipating this game is an understatement. I love that the series is getting back on a home console, which we haven’t seen since 2007’s Radiant Dawn for Wii. The Direct brought more questions than […]

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Celebrate Kingdom Hearts III’s Launch In Square Enix’s Mobile Games

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Click here to watch embedded media Square Enix’s mobile role-playing games, Final Fantasy Record Keeper and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], are celebrating Kingdom Hearts III’s launch with a collaboration that crosses familiar heroes and villains over to both games. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, the event runs from today through March 6, and features numerous dungeons […]

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Blizzard Teases Possible Backstory Of Next Overwatch Hero

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Blizzard uploaded a mysterious document today on its PlayOverwatch website. The report details a clandestine operation in Haiti. A small task force is charged with securing or – if resistance is met – eliminating a Talon VIP by the name of Jean-Baptiste Augustin. In the document, Dr. Cuerva, leader of the aforementioned unit, mentions Baptiste’s unmatched skill as […]

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Skull & Bones Getting A TV Show Ahead Of Game’s Release

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Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s upcoming ship combat game taking the much-acclaimed feature from the Assassin’s Creed games and spinning it off into its own game, is coming out later in the year. Before it hits, however, Ubisoft is partnering with a TV studio to show off the pirate-oriented world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft […]

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New Dawn Is What I’ve Always Wanted From Far Cry

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Far Cry 5 launched last year to divisive reactions. Count me among those who flat-out did not care for the game. The series’ strong gunplay and sturdy progression system remained, but years of chasing after Vaas’ brand of villainy and edgy storytelling made Far Cry 5’s narrative nearly unbearable.  The attempts to balance wacky shenanigans with a […]

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GI Show – Anthem’s Struggles, Tetris 99, Alexa Spy Game

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Click here to watch embedded media Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Andrew Reiner, Matt Miller, and Suriel Vazquez talk about the challenges of writing the review for Anthem and why Bioware’s new game is off to a rocky start. Then Kyle Hilliard and Dan Tack join the show to debate […]

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Steam To Remove Video Section From Store

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For the last several years in addition to selling games, Steam also sold movies in a video section. Though the section included hits like John Wick and The Conjuring, it was never packed to the gills with big releases and trailed behind other platforms that sold videos online like Amazon. Today Steam revealed that it was removing the section […]

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US Government Stole Yoshi’s Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

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The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let’s Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played. Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background […]

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Untitled Goose Game Has Been Delayed

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The Untitled Goose Game from developer House House just slipped from its early 2019 release window. The window wasn’t given a more concrete time frame to replace it. House House just says the game is coming “later 2019.” A bit of news: due to circumstances beyond our control — see video — our goose game will not be […]

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Double Dragon – The Forgotten Bad Video Game Movie

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Double Dragon was a phenomenon when it hit arcades in the late ’80s. Light on story and big on martial-arts combat, it tasked a pair of brothers with saving a damsel in distress, eventually forcing them to turn on each other. The game inhaled quarters and received numerous ports to home consoles, and at some […]

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Anthem, Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Crackdown 3, Metro Exodus

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The Star Wars rumor mill has been working extra hard to make fans believe bad things are happening in their favorite science-fiction universe. The scuttlebutt began last week with news that Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars trilogy had been canceled. This report originated at SuperBroMovies, but quickly spread across social media and various news sites. […]

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Chrono Trigger Director Working On New Square Enix RPG Oninaki

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At the most recent Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced Oninaki, a new RPG from developers Tokyo RPG Factory. Unlike their previous games I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, Oninaki is varying things up a little with a different kind of battle system and tone. It’s also getting a pretty big dose of veteran talent with […]

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Splitgate: Arena Warfare Is An Energized Halo-Portal Hybrid

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Publisher: 1047 Games Developer: 1047 Games Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PC 1047 Games’ first project, Splitgate: Arena Warfare, is a first-person shooter that infuses the much-adored combat of Halo 2 and 3 with the puzzle-solving mechanics of Portal 2. It offers an adequate repertoire of firearms, including the beloved assault rifle and high-powered railguns, four medium-scale […]

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Futuristic Indie Black Future’s Console Port Is Coming To Switch First

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Black Future ’88, an upcoming indie shooter action game, is officially coming to Nintendo Switch as its first console port. The Switch version, in addition to being portable, also has co-op using the game’s two joycons, so you can break out with some future-punk synth with a friend whenever you want. Check out the Switch […]

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Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

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A new update is coming to Red Dead Redemption Online next week featuring an event based on the armor quest in the game, competitive fishing, new weapons, cosmetics, and of course some good old fashioned Bonus XP. The first new addition, Fool’s Gold, takes the armor story quest from Red Dead Online and makes it […]

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Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

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Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind sims like Surviving Mars, launched a new modding platform for its titles today that brings community mods to both PC and Xbox One. The platform allows players to upload and download mods through GoG or the Paradox game launcher. The publisher is focusing its support on Surviving Mars to start, but […]

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