Join Us For A Monster Hunting Madness Stream Today

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Join Us For A Monster Hunting Madness Stream Today

Join Game Informer editors today as they explore early game Monster Hunter: World content. With launch coming up later this week, dive in with us! Ask questions, get into the mix, and enjoy shattering horns, slicing tails, and picking up delicious herbs. 

The action begins at 2 PM CT!

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

New Gameplay Today – Subnautica

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New Gameplay Today – Subnautica

Ben Hanson has been raving about the game Subnautica for a while now. "It's like Minecraft and what we wish No Man's Sky had been," is not a direct quote, but it's close enough. Fine. Hanson wins. Leo Vader and I sat down with him to learn what, exactly, he finds so fascinating about this sci-fi underwater survival game.

There's a lot to cover in this one, and Hanson does a great job of hitting all of the high points. Leo explores the undersea world, getting a little cocky (and oxygen deprived), and also manages to craft a coveted piece of gear way earlier than Hanson managed in his playthrough. Leo truly has a gift.

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Overwatch League Interview – BigGoose, Support For The Los Angeles Gladiators

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Overwatch League Interview – BigGoose, Support For The Los Angeles Gladiators

The odd name of "BigGoose" tied to a character like Mercy has turned Benjamin Isohanni into one of Overwatch League's most popular players. Isohanni,  who hails from Finland, mainlines support for the Los Angeles Gladiators. After two weeks of play, the Gladiators are 2 and 2 on the season, sitting in second place behind the undefeated Seoul Dynasty. Isohanni's play has been exceptional up to this point, dazzling the crowd at times with perfectly timed resurrections and offensive outbursts.

New Gameplay Today – SOS: The Ultimate Escape

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New Gameplay Today – SOS: The Ultimate Escape

What do you get when you cross Survivor with Battle Royale? SOS: The Ultimate Escape, possibly? This new PC game has the components to make it a streaming sensation, including fragile alliances, slightly wonky action, and the ability to affect gameplay with your votes. Is it fun, though? Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and I checked out a quick game to see if we had what it takes to escape. Needless to say, while an argument could be made for our skills at outplaying, outlasting was definitely off the table.

The action begins almost immediately with our island castaway becoming part of a weird triangle. Things quickly go south from there, in spite of our best attempts at communicating with our fellow players (and shamelessly plugging New Gameplay Today). Betrayals! Monsters! More betrayals! It's all here in SOS, as you can see for yourself. 

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New Gameplay Today – Shadow Of The Colossus

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New Gameplay Today – Shadow Of The Colossus

Bluepoint Games is bringing one of the PS2-era's most beloved games to contemporary hardware with the release of the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Kyle Hilliard took Leo Vader and me on a quick tour of the upcoming PlayStation 4 game, showing off some of the quality-of-life improvements with the controls and animations, as well as what's inside one of the fearsome colossi. Spoiler: It's a bunch of black stuff, and it appears to have been stored under great pressure.

Kyle masterfully takes on the eighth beast, A.K.A. "The one that's kind of like a giant lizard." He claims to have not played Shadow of the Colossus in more than a year, but after seeing him dive off a ledge with pinpoint precision, he's going to have to excuse us for not believing him. Also, he rides a fish like nobody's business. 

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Subnautica, InnerSpace, Robocop

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Subnautica, InnerSpace, Robocop

If you are fan of relaxing, combat-free experiences like Journey, Abzu, and Flower, give PolyKnight Games' InnerSpace a look. In this colorful and peaceful exploration game, you take control of a vehicle that can transform from a plane to a submarine, capable of exploring the collapsing skies and oceans of inside-out planets contained in the Inverse. You are tasked to find out what happened to these worlds, and what significance their gods held. This is an intriguing proposition for a game, but most of my time in the Inverse was spent in a state of confusion over what I had to do next and where I should go. The spherical inside-out planets, which can sometimes have oceans surrounding you, are confusing designs, forcing you to find small doorways and collectibles within a huge space in order to proceed.

As frustrating as this may sound, I still enjoyed flying through the pastel-colored caverns, and diving from great heights into an ocean to unearth a mystery or two. InnerSpace isn't as relaxing as it intends to be, but there's some fun that can come from it. You can download it now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Check out the trailer below to get an idea of just how odd it can be:

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Your Winter 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Eggs, Gen 3, And More

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Your Winter 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Eggs, Gen 3, And More

Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.

The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.

Each time a new major update hits, the sense of mystery in Pokémon Go is reinvigorated. However, thanks to the methods discovered and created by players in the original release, light is shed on each successive update quicker than ever before.

Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

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Our 10 Most Anticipated PlayStation 4 Games Of 2018

2017 saw several fantastic PlayStation titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata, and Persona 5. It looks like this year holds just as much promise. Fans have long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, and that thirst will soon be sated. Some great exclusives are on the way too, including the post-apocalyptic Days Gone that brings a biker twist to zombie killing. Others titles, like A Way Out and BioWare's Anthem, show that studios aren't afraid to do something different thematically or through gameplay. Here are our most anticipated PlayStation games of 2018.

For more of our most anticipated games of 2018, check out the following lists:

10. Days GoneRelease: 2018
Platform: PlayStation 4
Post-apocalyptic open-world survival games aren't as fresh as they once were, but we're still hopeful for SIE Bend Studio's take on zombie killing. Players take control of a drifter and former bounty hunter named Deacon St. John, who has been wandering the road, living in wilderness encampments, and eking out a pale existence in the wake of a global pandemic that nearly wiped out humanity. The game's zombies, called Freakers, behave differently depending on the environment. For example, they might seem weak and slow during the day, but will become fast and aggressive at night. Here's hoping the final release comes together.

Overwatch League – Is Seoul Dynasty Too Good?

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Overwatch League – Is Seoul Dynasty Too Good?

Many football fans groaned when the New England Patriots pulled off another come-from-behind victory on Sunday night. The Patriots always seem to be a game or two away from a Super Bowl win, and their miraculous win once again came within minutes of what looked like a loss. If your closet isn't filled with Tom Brady jerseys, the Patriots' continued success is a long-running nightmare, and the NFL is playing out like Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.

Overwatch League is two weeks young, yet fans are already bemoaning a team in the same way NFL fans talk about the Patriots. Seoul Dynasty is undefeated this year, winning all four of its matches convincingly. Two other teams, New York Excelsior and London Spitfire, are also undefeated with four wins each, but their successes have been overshadowed by Seoul's dominance.

Our 10 Most Anticipated Switch Games Of 2018

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Switch Games Of 2018

Can Nintendo top The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in 2018? In terms of game quality, we’ll have to wait and see, but one game on the horizon is just as big, if not bigger than both of these titles. Outside of this juggernaut release, Nintendo’s 2018 lineup currently focuses on cult-classic returns, ports, and characters you may see joining Mario on an adventure.

We left Metroid Prime 4 off of the list since Nintendo has listed it's release window as TBA, meaning it’s likely looking like a 2019 release, given other games were listed as 2018. We also don't know what to make of Nintendo Labo as a game at this point. Plenty more Switch games will be announced over the course of 2018, but these are the standout titles so far: