10 Games You Can't Miss In 2020

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10 Games You Can't Miss In 2020

Each year introduces a number of games that we consider "must plays" even before we weigh in on them critically. These are the games that are hyped up, come from legendary developers, or innovate in ways that just reading about them isn't enough. These games may not end up being the best of the year, but they do enough to warrant a playthrough or at least a look.

For 2019, Death Stranding was one of those titles. Leading up to release, no one really knew what to expect from it. When it eventually hit, it was one of the most polarizing games in recent memory, making it a game most people needed to see for themselves. Given how secretive game companies are, we likely don't know of most of the games that will be hitting in 2020, especially those for PlayStation 5 and Xbox. Of those secret games, we will undoubtedly see another Call of Duty next year, and after a year off, Assassin's Creed should be coming back too. Both of those games will likely deserve a spot on this "must play" list, but I can't say for certain until we know more about both of them. Here are the titles that we know plenty about and are eager to get our hands on:

Game Informer's 10th Annual Glitchie Awards

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Game Informer's 10th Annual Glitchie Awards

Most of 2019’s best gaming moments were the result of careful craftsmanship, storytelling, and design. However, some of this year’s memorable experiences had nothing to do with what players were intended to see; they were the inexplicable events and goofy glitches that occur when things don’t go according to plan.

Our Glitchie Awards honor the most interesting and hilarious bugs that impacted the major releases of the year. So, without further ado, here you can find our 2019 round-up of 10 glitches – with one lucky winner being awarded our coveted Glitch of the Year award.

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Game Informer's 10th Annual Glitchie Awards

about X hours ago from
Game Informer's 10th Annual Glitchie Awards

Most of 2019’s best gaming moments were the result of careful craftsmanship, storytelling, and design. However, some of this year’s memorable experiences had nothing to do with what players were intended to see; they were the inexplicable events and goofy glitches that occur when things don’t go according to plan.

Our Glitchie Awards honor the most interesting and hilarious bugs that impacted the major releases of the year. So, without further ado, here you can find our 2019 round-up of 10 glitches – with one lucky winner being awarded our coveted Glitch of the Year award.

Warning: Game Informer is not responsible for content in video links.

Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

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Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

Are you traveling for the holidays? Doing the nightmare drive to grandma's with a car full of people you see once a year that really, really want to discuss their thoughts on the geopolitical landscape with you? Whether you're taking a flight, a drive, or just staying at home with your charger handy, I've got a few games for you that are real cozy holiday plays.

1) Ulala: Idle Adventure

Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

about X hours ago from
Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

Are you traveling for the holidays? Doing the nightmare drive to grandma's with a car full of people you see once a year that really, really want to discuss their thoughts on the geopolitical landscape with you? Whether you're taking a flight, a drive, or just staying at home with your charger handy, I've got a few games for you that are real cozy holiday plays.

1) Ulala: Idle Adventure

Will Going Multi-Platform Be Good For MLB The Show?

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Will Going Multi-Platform Be Good For MLB The Show?

The sports video game world rejoiced when it was recently announced that the lauded MLB the Show baseball franchise will spread to other, as yet unannounced, home consoles (but not the PC). This is great news not only for those non-PlayStation owners who’ve been wanting to get their hands on the series, but it’s also a validation of sorts for developer San Diego Studios that its work is good enough to share with the rest of the gaming fanbases. Unfortunately, I don’t see this as a simple case of Sony, the series’ publisher and owner of San Diego Studios, agreeing to put the franchise on other platforms.

Doesn’t more versions mean more money for Sony? Probably, but I envision other obstacles along the way. Mainly, I wonder if San Diego is going to handle the other versions all by themselves. If they do, either it is going to have to expand considerably, or it’s going to have to struggle through putting out as many as three other versions with the staff it has. Either way isn’t a sure way to success. Studio expansion can fundamentally alter the culture and values that have made the developer great in the past, while standing pat and soldiering on with just the existing developers is perhaps a certain path to burnout and disaster.

Will Going Multi-Platform Be Good For MLB The Show?

about X hours ago from
Will Going Multi-Platform Be Good For MLB The Show?

The sports video game world rejoiced when it was recently announced that the lauded MLB the Show baseball franchise will spread to other, as yet unannounced, home consoles (but not the PC). This is great news not only for those non-PlayStation owners who’ve been wanting to get their hands on the series, but it’s also a validation of sorts for developer San Diego Studios that its work is good enough to share with the rest of the gaming fanbases. Unfortunately, I don’t see this as a simple case of Sony, the series’ publisher and owner of San Diego Studios, agreeing to put the franchise on other platforms.

Doesn’t more versions mean more money for Sony? Probably, but I envision other obstacles along the way. Mainly, I wonder if San Diego is going to handle the other versions all by themselves. If they do, either it is going to have to expand considerably, or it’s going to have to struggle through putting out as many as three other versions with the staff it has. Either way isn’t a sure way to success. Studio expansion can fundamentally alter the culture and values that have made the developer great in the past, while standing pat and soldiering on with just the existing developers is perhaps a certain path to burnout and disaster.

The 2019 Year In RPGs

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The 2019 Year In RPGs

First off, happy holidays! I want to personally thank you all for being the cool RPG fans you are and sharing your passion for this amazing genre with me – especially for taking the time to read this post amid the holiday craze.  As the year comes to a close, I always take delight in looking back and evaluating how it stacked up compared to others. This year was certainly unpredictable, with plenty of surprises and standout games. Whenever we approach a new console generation, things start to die down and the amount and quality of the releases often follow suit. However, this year still came out swinging and succeeds more than it disappoints. Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, and Kingdom Hearts III made sure this year wasn't going down in defeat. Let's dive deeper into the great games that defined 2019. 

The 2019 Year In RPGs

about X hours ago from
The 2019 Year In RPGs

First off, happy holidays! I want to personally thank you all for being the cool RPG fans you are and sharing your passion for this amazing genre with me – especially for taking the time to read this post amid the holiday craze.  As the year comes to a close, I always take delight in looking back and evaluating how it stacked up compared to others. This year was certainly unpredictable, with plenty of surprises and standout games. Whenever we approach a new console generation, things start to die down and the amount and quality of the releases often follow suit. However, this year still came out swinging and succeeds more than it disappoints. Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, and Kingdom Hearts III made sure this year wasn't going down in defeat. Let's dive deeper into the great games that defined 2019. 

The 2019 Year In RPGs

about X hours ago from
The 2019 Year In RPGs

First off, happy holidays! I want to personally thank you all for being the cool RPG fans you are and sharing your passion for this amazing genre with me – especially for taking the time to read this post amid the holiday craze.  As the year comes to a close, I always take delight in looking back and evaluating how it stacked up compared to others. This year was certainly unpredictable, with plenty of surprises and standout games. Whenever we approach a new console generation, things start to die down and the amount and quality of the releases often follow suit. However, this year still came out swinging and succeeds more than it disappoints. Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, and Kingdom Hearts III made sure this year wasn't going down in defeat. Let's dive deeper into the great games that defined 2019.