Wayne Tower Springs A Leak In Weird Arkham Knight Glitch

about X hours ago from
Wayne Tower Springs A Leak In Weird Arkham Knight Glitch

Gotham City is a sucky place to live. Ignore for a moment that it’s a haven for street-level crime. Try to see past the fact that dozens of evil masterminds are obsessed with destroying it. Even if the city underwent an urban renewal the likes of which had never been seen before, you can’t fix one thing: Gotham’s unbelievably terrible weather. I ran into a glitch in Batman: Arkham Knight several days ago, and it proves that there’s no respite from even rain.

Warning: This video shows the inside of Wayne Tower. It's not much of a spoiler (at all), but if you want to play the game 100-percent untarnished you may want to move along.

If you’re a noir-style vigilante who thrives on dramatic lightning flashes, you can’t do much better than Gotham City. Once the Dark Knight’s done making a grand entrance or has milked a brooding perch pose for all that it’s worth, it’s time to go inside for a breather. And as I learned, he can take advantage of a surprise shower, too. 

What's The Magic Behind Fallout Shelter?

about X hours ago from

Bethesda's deep dive into Fallout 4 wasn't the only news about the franchise the company brought to E3. The team also made the surprise announcement of Fallout Shelter, a mobile vault-building simulation set in the post-apocalyptic universe. You can read our official review, but among the rest of the staff, feelings are mixed. Some of us love it, and others deleted it just minutes after installing. Game Informer's Joe Juba (a Fallout Shelter fan) and Tim Turi (a skeptic) had a chat about what clicks and what doesn't in this interesting experiment for the Fallout franchise.

Joe: Tim, how long was Fallout Shelter installed on your phone?

Tim: Funny thing is, it’s still installed on my phone, Joe. I haven’t deleted it yet, partially out of laziness and partially out of hope that something might click and I’ll understand why everyone is still playing it. How long have you had it on your phone?

Is Terminator: Genisys Worth Your Time?

about X hours ago from

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the greatest action films ever made. Maybe the best. The 1991 blockbuster set new standards in computer effects with the iconic liquid T-1000 while still hitting audiences with gritty, explosive practical effects. Unfortunately, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation both failed to recapture fans' hearts thanks to a combination of cheesy jokes, mishandled story twists, and poor casting decisions. Terminator: Genisys carries on the series' tradition of disappointing sequels, bringing us to a point in time where there are arguably more bad Terminator films than good ones. Brief sprints of gleeful fan service are suffocated by trite dialogue, jarring tone shifts, and more.

Genisys' plot is all over the place, even more so than some have come to expect from the Terminator's time-traveling antics. This sequel reboots parts of the timeline, but never makes clear which of the previous films it considers part of the official canon. I managed to keep up with the alternate timelines and time-hopping twists for about half the film, then spent the rest of my time holding my head in confusion. All you need to know is that Skynet must be stopped once again and all the core characters from the series return, each playing a new role in this twisted timeline.

13 Ways 2005's Batman Begins Beat Arkham Knight To The Punch

about X hours ago from

2005's Batman Begins video game tie-in of the same name is a mostly forgettable licensed game, but playing Batman: Arkham Knight recently made me recall some of its gameplay and color it in a prescient light. Batman Begins may not have executed on its mechanics as well as any of the recent Batman games, but it had the right ideas – ideas that Arkham would later perfect.

Many of these mechanics were not invented by Batman Begins or the Arkham series, but they feel very similar when placed side by side.

Stealth movementIn both Begins and Arkham, stealth is important and as frequent as the normal fistfight. Both Batmen crouch in a similar position and both are able to move in that crouched position without losing much momentum.

How To Get Away With Gaming On July 4th

about X hours ago from
How To Get Away With Gaming On July 4th

Three-day weekends are an excellent opportunity to catch up on games, but if your extra day off is a national holiday, a family gathering may supersede your plans. Thankfully, Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Jeff Marchiafava are here to help you build a bulletproof defense for racking up some quality time with your television.

Jeff C: Let's get this out of the way, first: HI JEFF IT IS JEFF. There. I feel better.

Jeff M: Agreed, this article already has too many Jeffs, but we'll make the best of it. It's not our fault our parents didn't anticipate this problem.

Ten Metroid-Like Games To Play While Waiting For Samus’ Return

about X hours ago from

One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of what many people feel is a proper entry in Nintendo's Metroid series. Even Nintendo understands the complaints, but that doesn't mean we'll be getting the Metroid that everyone wants anytime soon. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years, there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's exploration-based gameplay in a variety of original ways. Here are some of the best non-Metroid, Metroid games that fans of Nintendo's series should add to their catalog.

[This story has been updated since its original publication in August of 2014]

The Big Question Each Sports Game Must Answer

about X hours ago from

The main thrust of the yearly video game sports season is about to begin, and even as this year's roster of games pile on the new features, fixes, and other eye candy, each one has at least one big question mark looming over it.

Almost all of the remaining sports games for the year were at E3 (NBA 2K16 was the exception), and we played what we could of the games. While it's still early in some of these titles' development, some of the features are known and we're starting to formulate our expectations. While we can point to aspects of each game we're excited and hopeful about, we also have at least one question for each title (above and beyond the normal bug fixes) that we hope is resolved so the titles can fulfill their promises and become worthy experiences.

Madden NFL 16's Passing Game – The interface between receivers and defensive backs is one of this year's big pushes. Ostensibly you'll see more animations, different outcomes, and more realism in the interactions, as well as be able to control what kinds of catches are initiated via a button press.

Test Chamber – Quiplash

about X hours ago from
Test Chamber – Quiplash

We finally have a scientific means of measuring who is the funniest editor at Game Informer. Jackbox Games (creators of the fantastic Jackbox Party Pack) have just released their new, Kickstarted party game called Quiplash. The game randomly pits two quips against each other that players enter through their phone's browser, other players or audience members then vote on their favorite. Game Informer's Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, Ben Reeves, and Bryan Vore face off against each other before inviting the larger Game Informer community from the unofficial but lovely Facebook group to join in on the fun.

Watch the video below to learn how we made city names sound dirty and more!

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Five Lingering Metal Gear Questions The Phantom Pain Should Address

about X hours ago from
Five Lingering Metal Gear Questions The Phantom Pain Should Address

To say that the Metal Gear series’ story is “complicated” would be charitable. Each installment raises new questions, and occasionally backpedals on answers you thought you knew. However, with Metal Gear Solid V on the horizon, the franchise has the opportunity to clear up any remaining confusion. While fans undoubtedly have theories about where the story of Big Boss will go – and how it connects to Solid Snake’s – these are the five big questions we’d like to see answered in The Phantom Pain.

Where is Roy Campbell?Roy Campbell is a major part of Solid Snake’s chapters in the saga, but his role in the early parts of the timeline seems to be strangely abandoned. This is especially strange given the series’ tendency to constantly loop familiar and established characters into the events. Campbell’s absence may be tied to the ambiguous status of Portable Ops as a canon entry, but in that game, he was Naked Snake’s second-in-command. They even formed the Foxhound unit together. However, Campbell was replaced by Miller as Big Boss’ lieutenant, and we haven’t seen what he’s been up to since.

Exploring The Legend Of Zelda’s Non-Hyrule Worlds

about X hours ago from

During E3, Nintendo revealed a new Zelda game for 3DS. While we don’t know a ton about Triforce Heroes, we do know that it does not take place in Hyrule. Hyrule is The Legend of Zelda’s most iconic setting, but plenty of games in the series have featured worlds outside of Hyrule. With Nintendo being intentionally vague about where the upcoming Zelda game on Wii U takes place, it’s entirely possible that the next two games in this beloved series could be set away from Hyrule.

While we’ll never forget exploring Hyrule in Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past, the non-Hyrule locations have also left a great impression on us. Check out the other worlds you can explore in the Zelda series and see if any of them stack up to the legendary setting of Hyrule in your mind.

Warning: This article contains spoilers to various games in the Zelda series.