Game Informer’s Ultimate Super Fun List: Top Trees In Gaming

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Game Informer’s Ultimate Super Fun List: Top Trees In Gaming

Ever wonder what are the best trees in gaming? No? Look it’s the holidays and we’re strapped for stories. Let’s just run with this and see what happens.

#1 Deku Tree – Why does the Deku tree outrank every other tree in gaming? Because it’s from The Legend of Zelda, and The Legend of Zelda is like the coolest thing ever. Haven’t you heard? Everything Zelda related should be ranked number one. That’s how journalism works. Also, the Deku Tree has a mustache. Double win.

#2 Teldrassil – The old world tree from World Of Warcraft is home to the Night Elves. Of course, the Night Elves suck because they are part of the Alliance, so we weren’t going to include Teldrassil. However, then we heard that sometimes stupid Night Elf noobs fall off the tree and die, so we moved this tree up to number two. (This isn’t in a Zelda game after all.)

Game Informer’s Ultimate Super Fun List: Top Trees In Gaming

about X hours ago from
Game Informer’s Ultimate Super Fun List: Top Trees In Gaming

Ever wonder what are the best trees in gaming? No? Look it’s the holidays and we’re strapped for stories. Let’s just run with this and see what happens.

#1 Deku Tree – Why does the Deku tree outrank every other tree in gaming? Because it’s from The Legend of Zelda, and The Legend of Zelda is like the coolest thing ever. Haven’t you heard? Everything Zelda related should be ranked number one. That’s how journalism works. Also, the Deku Tree has a mustache. Double win.

#2 Teldrassil – The old world tree from World Of Warcraft is home to the Night Elves. Of course, the Night Elves suck because they are part of the Alliance, so we weren’t going to include Teldrassil. However, then we heard that sometimes stupid Night Elf noobs fall off the tree and die, so we moved this tree up to number two. (This isn’t in a Zelda game after all.)

Replay – Holiday Special 2016

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Replay – Holiday Special 2016

Hide your children. Danta Claus has taken to the streets to spread holiday cheer, and, well, we're glad he's out there and not in this special holiday episode of Replay. Who is Danta Claus? You really don't want to know, but we do summon him from time to time to show you just how terrible he is. As we practice this dark art, we check out one of the greatest holiday games of all time. Die Hard Trilogy may not sound like a great story for the holiday season, but as you'll soon see, there's snow in it, lots of it.

After looking at the game's interpretation of all three of the first Die Hard films, we shift gears to another holiday surprise. Jeff Cork loves it so much! We conclude with another holiday-themed game that you probably didn't see.

We may have blown it with this episode (and the last 65 of them), but we just wanted to record this to tell you that you are fantastic, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. We'll see you again in our annual Super Replay hitting on December 31.

Replay – Holiday Special 2016

about X hours ago from
Replay – Holiday Special 2016

Hide your children. Danta Claus has taken to the streets to spread holiday cheer, and, well, we're glad he's out there and not in this special holiday episode of Replay. Who is Danta Claus? You really don't want to know, but we do summon him from time to time to show you just how terrible he is. As we practice this dark art, we check out one of the greatest holiday games of all time. Die Hard Trilogy may not sound like a great story for the holiday season, but as you'll soon see, there's snow in it, lots of it.

After looking at the game's interpretation of all three of the first Die Hard films, we shift gears to another holiday surprise. Jeff Cork loves it so much! We conclude with another holiday-themed game that you probably didn't see.

We may have blown it with this episode (and the last 65 of them), but we just wanted to record this to tell you that you are fantastic, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. We'll see you again in our annual Super Replay hitting on December 31.

How To Survive In Let It Die

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How To Survive In Let It Die

Let It Die has been attracting curious players since its surprise release, and I've played quite a bit over the course of our review and beyond. If you're just getting started, while there's an adequate tutorial that spans hours and hours of little messages stuck to balloons, here are some serious tips to help you survive and succeed in the Tower of Barbs.

The firework launcher may seem like a joke weapon at first, as its damage is low and good luck using it in a real fight when you're being jumped with hammers and machetes. However, the real value in keeping one around is so you can cook food on the go when you're in the dungeon, even beasts that may be dangerous to approach like poison snails. Instead of having to smack around scorpions or eat uncooked frogs, keep a launcher around and use it to bake your meals at long range.

Your starting level cap for fighters is level 25, and you only have access to the weak All-Rounder template. To unlock new classes of fighters and new grades of fighters (so you can level past 25) you need to climb the tower. Many of the game's unlocks are tied to whatever the highest floor you've been to, so always be looking to progress.

How To Survive In Let It Die

about X hours ago from
How To Survive In Let It Die

Let It Die has been attracting curious players since its surprise release, and I've played quite a bit over the course of our review and beyond. If you're just getting started, while there's an adequate tutorial that spans hours and hours of little messages stuck to balloons, here are some serious tips to help you survive and succeed in the Tower of Barbs.

The firework launcher may seem like a joke weapon at first, as its damage is low and good luck using it in a real fight when you're being jumped with hammers and machetes. However, the real value in keeping one around is so you can cook food on the go when you're in the dungeon, even beasts that may be dangerous to approach like poison snails. Instead of having to smack around scorpions or eat uncooked frogs, keep a launcher around and use it to bake your meals at long range.

Your starting level cap for fighters is level 25, and you only have access to the weak All-Rounder template. To unlock new classes of fighters and new grades of fighters (so you can level past 25) you need to climb the tower. Many of the game's unlocks are tied to whatever the highest floor you've been to, so always be looking to progress.

The Top Tabletop Games Of 2016

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The Top Tabletop Games Of 2016

The field of board, card, miniature, and role-playing gaming continued its meteoric growth this year, exploring hundreds of innovative designs and varied themes. The selections here run the gamut from family-friendly stacking games to complex strategic affairs for dedicated hobby veterans.

If you want more tabletop gaming recommendations than what you can find right here, you can check out our dedicated Top of the Table hub, as well as selections from recent years, including picks for the best tabletop games of 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

To explore the full article, click through the selections on page one (here), two, and three for ten of the best in board, card, and miniature gaming, ordered alphabetically. For five of the most compelling role-playing releases of 2016, hop to page four

The Top Tabletop Games Of 2016

about X hours ago from
The Top Tabletop Games Of 2016

The field of board, card, miniature, and role-playing gaming continued its meteoric growth this year, exploring hundreds of innovative designs and varied themes. The selections here run the gamut from family-friendly stacking games to complex strategic affairs for dedicated hobby veterans.

If you want more tabletop gaming recommendations than what you can find right here, you can check out our dedicated Top of the Table hub, as well as selections from recent years, including picks for the best tabletop games of 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

To explore the full article, click through the selections on page one (here), two, and three for ten of the best in board, card, and miniature gaming, ordered alphabetically. For five of the most compelling role-playing releases of 2016, hop to page four

Seven Ways Prey Has Shocked Its Own Developers

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Seven Ways Prey Has Shocked Its Own Developers

While some developers focus on telling linear stories, Arkane Studios is more interested in creating a series of interlaced systems and then letting players exploit the interplay between those systems to solve gameplay challenges in a variety of unexpected ways. Prey's freeform systems have even surprised its own developers several times. While talking with the team for our January cover story, we rounded up some of the most exciting stories on how Arkane has been dumbstruck by its own game.

Burst to get med pack"There is a little medical bay where the door's broken. Of course, I could use Mimic, like we showed at QuakeCon and turn into a smaller object and roll through the crack in the door, or there's probably an alternate route I could find if I explored. In my play through last week, I didn't have any of those powers. I had kinetic blast, and I was really hurt, so what I did was put a kinetic blast behind the medkit and the blast knocked it over to me. That's why we try to simulate everything. We could have made the decision, 'Well medkits should not be physics objects, because you don't want to lose it in the world, but making them physics objects lets you do these sort of fun things like that." - Ricardo Bare | Lead Designer

Seven Ways Prey Has Shocked Its Own Developers

about X hours ago from
Seven Ways Prey Has Shocked Its Own Developers

While some developers focus on telling linear stories, Arkane Studios is more interested in creating a series of interlaced systems and then letting players exploit the interplay between those systems to solve gameplay challenges in a variety of unexpected ways. Prey's freeform systems have even surprised its own developers several times. While talking with the team for our January cover story, we rounded up some of the most exciting stories on how Arkane has been dumbstruck by its own game.

Burst to get med pack"There is a little medical bay where the door's broken. Of course, I could use Mimic, like we showed at QuakeCon and turn into a smaller object and roll through the crack in the door, or there's probably an alternate route I could find if I explored. In my play through last week, I didn't have any of those powers. I had kinetic blast, and I was really hurt, so what I did was put a kinetic blast behind the medkit and the blast knocked it over to me. That's why we try to simulate everything. We could have made the decision, 'Well medkits should not be physics objects, because you don't want to lose it in the world, but making them physics objects lets you do these sort of fun things like that." - Ricardo Bare | Lead Designer