What To Expect From The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses Tour

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What To Expect From The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses Tour

This weekend, a handful of Game Informer editors attended the Minneapolis concert for The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses tour. It was my first time attending the concert, which has now been touring for years. We were invited to attend by producer Jason Michael Paul and went backstage to take a look around, meet this particular show’s conductor, Kelly Corcoran,‏ and just generally take in the full musical experience.

If you’ve never attended, or are unfamiliar with it, here’s how the show works. A skilled orchestra and large chorus play through a number of familiarly arranged Zelda pieces while gameplay appears on a screen on stage. Just about every console generation of Zelda is explored, even if not every game gets time in the spotlight.

It’s a stirring experience to hear familiar themes expressed in broad, live, sweeping orchestration (as Javy can attest), and though I was never quite brought to tears, I definitely did feel moved during certain pieces. I did tear up during Disney on Ice for no reason, though, so maybe I’m just extra emotional when it comes to live performance.

The Sports Desk – 14 Things Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Needs To Do

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The Sports Desk – 14 Things Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Needs To Do

Last week Konami revealed the first details for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and so far the feature set seems to build quite well off of the already excellent PES 2017

While we may know the general direction PES 2018 and the series is going via these first tidbits, how exactly it's going to get there remains to be seen until we hear more about the title and get it in our hands.

Thus, I'd like to offer my two cents on what this year's title needs to do.

Watch The Full "Inverted Spire" Strike From Destiny 2

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Watch The Full

Last week, Bungie revaled an avalanche of Destiny 2 details. We attended the event and were able to play through one of the game's new strikes, this one is called "The Inverted Spire" and takes place on the new planetoid Nessus. To learn much more about Destiny 2, click here to check out our full preview with all of the details.

Like in Destiny1, strikes in Destiny 2 allow for three players to team up to confront a distinct cooperative mission that ends with a set piece boss battle. 

Watch the gameplay footage below to see Destiny 2 in action.

What The Heck Is This? Episode 6

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 What The Heck Is This? Episode 6

We cover a lot of big, well-known games here at Game Informer. Thanks to these efforts, you (hopefully) know all about the next big franchise, or the highly-anticipated new game from that notable indie developer What about those random games that fly under the radar? The one among the dozens that release every day on Steam? Or that Xbox One game with the weird title? This new video series is an attempt to highlight those games – for better or worse.

We see these type of games all of the time. The game that we look at and say, "What the heck is that?" This is our chance to play them and decide, on the spot, if we want to keep playing them, or move on to to something different.

Today we look at a game inspired by Jak & Daxter, but with a much longer title called Skylar & Plux: Adventure On Clover Island. After that, we're joined by Jeff Marchiafava and Suriel Vazquez for some four-player puzzle solving in Puzzle Showdown 4K. Stick around to the end of the episode to hear if we want to keep playing either of these games.

Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 26 Hours

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Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 26 Hours

Last year, over the course of four months, we played through Shenmue for the Dreamcast in its entirety. It was an experimental video series, with an undefined schedule that allowed us to take in all the feedback for each episode by reading and responding to comments in (almost) real time. The experiment was a success! So we immediately decided (after playing through Dark Souls III, Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon, Shadow of the Colossus, and Resident Evil 4) that there was no time like the present to return to Yu Suzuki's masterpiece. For the sequel, we're playing the Xbox version that was published by Microsoft in 2002.

Funny To A Point – How To Play Prey Like A Professional

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Funny To A Point – How To Play Prey Like A Professional

This week I'm sharing my invaluable insight into how a professional video game preyer preys Play. Or something like that.

Longtime readers know my biggest passion here at G.I. isn't uncovering mind-blowing conspiracies, telling hilarious jokes, or speaking truth to power, even though I'm phenomenal at all of those things. My real passion is educating amateur gamers just like you. That may sound extremely generous of me, and it is, but I view it as my duty – not everyone can get paid to professionally play video games like me, or enjoy the incredible intuition and skills that result from such a venerable career. But that's precisely why it's so important for me to share my wealth of wisdom; I can't make you as good as a professional gamer, but absorbing even a fraction of my insight will make you a profoundly better player, and your resulting happiness is all the reward I need.

I've provided this service to the gaming community countless times over the years, for games like SkyrimGTA V, Dark Souls II, Metal Gear Solid V, Far Cry 3The Last of Us, and Tomb Raider, all of which were met with ecstatic praise. I put my enlightening How To series on hiatus after I launched Funny To A Point, but when I started Prey, I knew it was time to reprise my all-too-important role.

Here's What Your Amiibo Collection Gets You In Fire Emblem Echoes

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Here's What Your Amiibo Collection Gets You In Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia is amiibo-compatible, but not just with the new Alm and Celica amiibo. You can use pretty much any amiibo you own with the game and it'll have an in-game effect. So let's go over just what you get with each amiibo.

Unique Alm and Celica Amiibo BonusesAs the the two amiibo figures released alongside the game, it's hardly surprising these two have the biggest effect on Echoes. Both Amiibo come with their own unique dungeons for you to tackle. Alm's comes with a Duma dungeon while Celica's is Mila themed. Both dungeons are essentially a series of difficult enemy encounters, but you get some nice loot for each character if you stick it out to the end.

Our Video Breakdown Of Destiny 2's PvP Overhaul

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Our Video Breakdown Of Destiny 2's PvP Overhaul

Along with a lengthy live stream and some extensive hands-on opportunities, today also provided the chance to capture and check out some video of Destiny 2, including a look at one of the new PvP Countdown matches. 

To get a handle on what's new, I sat down with Game Informer's resident Destiny expert, Matt Miller, to talk class changes, game modes, supers, and Captain America.

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What The Heck Is This? Episode 5

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 What The Heck Is This? Episode 5

We cover a lot of big, well-known games here at Game Informer. Thanks to these efforts, you (hopefully) know all about the next big franchise, or the highly-anticipated new game from that notable indie developer What about those random games that fly under the radar? The one among the dozens that release every day on Steam? Or that Xbox One game with the weird title? This new video series is an attempt to highlight those games – for better or worse.

We see these type of games all of the time. The game that we look at and say, "What the heck is that?" This is our chance to play them and decide, on the spot, if we want to keep playing them, or move on to to something different.

Today we look at two games: Iced, a survival game in the snow, and The Frost, a survival game in the snow. This is a themed episode, for no particular reason. Stick around to the end of the episode to hear if we want to keep playing either of these games.