Super Replay - Demon's Souls Episode Five

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Super Replay - Demon's Souls Episode Five

Today, we continue our quest through the From Software game that ushered in a new subgenre of struggle, challenge, mystery, and triumph. Will the mighty Marcus prevail against the machinations of the Fool's Idol? Will we go say hello to Flamelurker? You'll have to tune in to find out! Join us at 2 PM CST as the incredible journey through the From Software classic continues.

In 2009, From Software changed everything with Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation 3. The challenging action RPG would go on to lead the way for a critical subgenre with the Souls games and Bloodborne. With the PS5, Demon’s Souls found a new home with Bluepoint’s remake of the original title. Once upon a time, we began a Demon’s Souls journey that didn’t last long. This time, we’re going through it all. Today, Super Replay returns to its frenzied Friday slot with a new adventure featuring a full playthrough of Demon’s Souls. This Super Replay is sure to be extra hot!

Join Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Marcus Stewart for a blazing run through this classic game. Marcus’s first full playthrough is sure to be full of thrills, chills, and fire. Yes, fire. We’re gonna be munching on all kinds of ridiculously fiery treats during the playthrough to really up the stakes. Everyone dies numerous times in Souls games, but what if you put the added pressure of some scorching zingers on top?

Top 10 Shooters To Play Right Now

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Top 10 Shooters To Play Right Now

What makes a good shooter? Immediate answers might include punchy phrases/words like “gun feel” or “kit customization.” Even so, it’s hard to define the gratification that comes with securing that coveted victory in ranked multiplayer or surviving a seemingly never-ending onslaught in single-player horde mode. A good shooter tends to contain a smorgasbord of enticing components – gripping atmosphere, weapon/ability balancing, enjoyable arenas, etc. Regardless of style (e.g., FPS, third-person, top-down), the aforementioned features tend to mesh well with polished gameplay, sweeping narratives, and new or improved mechanics. If you feel at home sprinting through multilayered environments, mowing down adversaries with precision and cunning, then the ten games on this list are definitely worth your time and attention. 

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen | Who Is Savathûn? A Lore Refresher

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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen | Who Is Savathûn? A Lore Refresher

The name Savathûn is everywhere, both inside Destiny 2 and out of it. Following Bungie's The Witch Queen expansion reveal back in August (Hive Guardians, what?!) and Season of the Lost bringing the Destiny 2 community to the best place it has been since launch, there is a lot of lore Guardians are catching up on. It's no exaggeration to say that Savathûn has been a driving force of the events of Destiny fiction for years, acting as the trigger or catalyst for many of our Guardian's most involved strikes, raids, and other missions. Because of that, some may need a little refresher on the lore surrounding the central character of the upcoming expansion. With so many returning and new players, here is the biggest deep dive you'll find on who the Witch Queen truly is. 

Ask Us Anything: Submit Your Questions For Our Next Issue

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Ask Us Anything: Submit Your Questions For Our Next Issue

Each month, Game Informer prints questions that are submitted by readers via email and standard mail. We'd like to give our website readers the chance to make the magazine as well.

You'll need to log in to your GI account, and click "okay to print" for your letter or question to go through. We'd also love it if you included your location (city, state, or country will do). We'll look through the questions and pick a few to include in our next issue, which releases on October 5.

In each issue, we ask readers a "Question of the Month." For the Marvel's Midnight Suns issue that should be hitting mailboxes now, we ask...

A Modder's Paradise: The Joys Of Breaking A Game To Enjoy It Even More

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A Modder's Paradise: The Joys Of Breaking A Game To Enjoy It Even More

Sometimes, modding a game can turn out to be a dream come true, and sometimes, it can be a total nightmare. So why spend so much time doing it in the first place? Let's explore the joys of breaking something to make it even better. 

When I first joined the Game Informer team, I immediately pitched my Mod Corner vertical because it's something I've been very passionate about through the years. While I have made a few mods here and there myself in the past, I'm mostly just someone that enjoys utilizing the amazing creations that come out of this particular community. For those unfamiliar, the modding community is massive and filled with passionate fans that love to tinker with the inner workings of some of our favorite games. From total recreations to small little comedic gags, the mod microcosm is a world of its own, and it's a world that has offered me another layer of comfort and happiness within the realm of gaming that I cherish more than I can convey.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate Is A Great Way To Play The 2010 Gem

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Is A Great Way To Play The 2010 Gem

Sonic Colors arrived at a pivotal time in the history of the series. While several games during that era were of questionable quality, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) served as a rock bottom for the franchise, and Sonic Team needed to right the ship. Thankfully, 2008's Sonic Unleashed restored a lot of goodwill to the fan base. Its follow-up two years later, Sonic Colors, continued the trend and remains a beloved title to this day. Sonic Colors: Ultimate gives players a chance to experience the previous Wii-exclusive title again or for the first time. And regardless of which camp you fall in, Sonic Colors: Ultimate is worth playing.

Everything We Know About Lost Judgment

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Everything We Know About Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment, the next game from Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and the second in its Judgment spin-off franchise, is coming out on September 21. We recently went hands-on with the game. You can watch our episode of New Gameplay Today right here. To keep the Judgment train rolling, ahead of the game's release, we're running down everything we know about the game, from its story, themes, gameplay, and setting. 

Naughty By Nature – Naughty Dog Leadership Reflects On The Studio's History

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Naughty By Nature – Naughty Dog Leadership Reflects On The Studio's History

Naughty Dog is one of the most beloved game developers in the industry. Since 1984, the studio has delivered a steady stream of hits, including iconic franchises like Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted, and The Last of Us. But making games isn’t getting any easier, so we sat down with Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann to talk about how they’re shepherding the legacy of the studio, working to combat work crunch, and dealing with harsh criticism.

At first hearing, Naughty Dog can come across as kind of a silly name for a company. It definitely has a legacy now, but do you ever wish you could change the name? Evan Wells: I love it. I think it’s got a great history at this point. When Jason [Rubin] and Andy [Gavin] founded the company, they were called JAM Software, which was maybe cool back in the ’80s but probably not so cool today. They were about to publish their first game with EA and they went, “There’s already a JAM Software, so you’ve got 24 hours to come up with a new name.” That’s where Naughty Dog came from. I think it works. I like the name, and I wouldn’t want to change it now.

Super Replay - Demon's Souls Episode Four

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Super Replay - Demon's Souls Episode Four

Today, the action continues with Carolin Reaper-infused wings, death across the worlds of Demon's Souls, and Elden Ring discussion! Come join us as Marcus attempts to take on the Armor Spider and beyond. That's right, we still have a long way to go! Join us at 2 PM CST as the incredible journey through the From Software classic continues.

In 2009, From Software changed everything with Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation 3. The challenging action RPG would go on to lead the way for a critical subgenre with the Souls games and Bloodborne. With the PS5, Demon’s Souls found a new home with Bluepoint’s remake of the original title. Once upon a time, we began a Demon’s Souls journey that didn’t last long. This time, we’re going through it all. Today, Super Replay returns to its frenzied Friday slot with a new adventure featuring a full playthrough of Demon’s Souls. This Super Replay is sure to be extra hot!

Join Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Marcus Stewart for a blazing run through this classic game. Marcus’s first full playthrough is sure to be full of thrills, chills, and fire. Yes, fire. We’re gonna be munching on all kinds of ridiculously fiery treats during the playthrough to really up the stakes. Everyone dies numerous times in Souls games, but what if you put the added pressure of some scorching zingers on top?

For Fans Of Destiny’s Central Storyline, Now Is The Time To Jump Back In

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For Fans Of Destiny’s Central Storyline, Now Is The Time To Jump Back In

Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost launched on Tuesday, and like many longtime fans of the franchise, that’s a moment of renewal and excitement for me that merits increased playtime and engagement. The full scope and story of that season remain to be revealed, so it would be unfair to make too many cut-and-dry judgments at this point. But no matter what else this season brings to the game, one thing is clear; after several side treks and setups throughout the last few seasons, the narrative scope has now shifted back to its central thrust. If you’ve been away from the game for a while, it’s an excellent time to jump back in and get up to speed.

I certainly don’t want to sound dismissive of recent seasons, as I think gameplay, investment loops, and storytelling have been in solid places for some time now. The Season of the Hunt set up some intriguing bowling pins with the return of a reborn Uldren Sov, the Season of the Chosen charted a fun deep-dive into the Cabal power structure, and the recent Season of the Splicer helped further the story of the Last City, the Fallen, and humanity’s shifting alliances. These seasons also offered fun new activities and an engaging weekly loop that invited even casual players to feel engaged in a living tale.