Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Nine)

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Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Nine)

A few months ago I emerged as the victor of Game Informer's most recent Super Replay Showdown. My prize? Subjecting my fellow editors and our viewers to the strange and maddening FMV adventure game that is Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. Starring a bumbling private eye who spends his weeks trying to make rent and ends up going on a quest to prevent the end of the world, Under A Killing Moon is a peculiar mishmash of genres, the kind of game that could have only been birthed in the early '90s.

It's pure, undistilled zaniness that has to been seen to be believed. So sit back in your chair and push the Maltese falcon on your desk out of the way of the screen so you can join me, Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Kyle Hilliard as we navigate this twisted, futuristic vision of San Francisco, putting our flimsy detective skills to use while being constantly berated by James Earl Jones.

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Get To Know Your Team In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Get To Know Your Team In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The crew aboard your capital starship Retribution is diverse and varied, hailing from many different nations and backgrounds. You interact with these personalities from mission to mission after completing a main story task or side-mission, and see the world change around you.  As Captain Reyes, you also have a much closer bond with some of your immediate squadmates. Here are some of the major players that you get to know as you attempt to push back the looming threat of the Settlement Defense Front.

You play as Lt. Reyes during the campaign, so you view the events unfolding from his perspective. As a lieutenant in Special Combat Air Recon (SCARS), you are quickly moved into a position of leadership as the captain of the Retribution. As a leader, you are forced to make decisions for the good of the mission and not necessarily the same choices you would have made as a soldier. Your role as captain differs from the traditional distant command role from the flight deck or headquarters, as the importance of the missions at hand call for every ounce of your skill to be used on the ground and in space alongside the rest of your specialized team. In this Call of Duty, you’re not just a grunt following orders or listening to the bellowing commands of your squad leader – you are the one issuing them.

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One In A Billion: A Man’s Quest To Reclaim His High Score

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One In A Billion: A Man’s Quest To Reclaim His High Score

The 1982 arcade game Nibbler may seem simple on the surface, but it has left a detailed legacy of emotion, high stakes, competition, and impressive feats of athleticism. Man Vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler is a new documentary from directors Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy that chronicles the decades-long trial to find the one true world champion of Nibbler.

Selkir and Kinzy bonded during their time working as editors on Battlestar Galactica in the mid-2000s, when they would play games on a home-made arcade machine late at night to blow off steam as they worked under strict deadlines. While playing through a number of games, the two discovered Nibbler.

“The game is deceptively simple,” said Andrew Seklir. “It starts off very slow and kind of manageable. You improve with the game as it gets harder.”

How Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Hooked Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington As Villain

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How Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Hooked Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington As Villain

To find out how one of the biggest names from Game of Thrones got involved with Infinity Ward’s upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we spoke with narrative director Taylor Kurosaki.

GI: So who does Kit Harington play in Infinite Warfare?

TK: I’m pleased to announce that Kit plays Admiral Salen Kotch. He’s the leader of the Settlement Defense Front’s fleet, at the helm of their biggest ship, the Olympus Mons. It’s a classic war story in a different setting, naval warfare with two captains dueling it out in the reaches of space. Kotch is the most skilled “sailor” of the SDF, so you (as Reyes) are up against a guy with a ton of experience who has a vendetta against your entire way of life. You’ve also just been thrust into the role of leadership, and the enemy is ostensibly a massive threat – better skilled, and has a larger fleet. They also have a massive, dangerous ship (the Olympus Mons) hunting you throughout the story.

Replay – Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

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Crash Bandicoot is back! Well, kind of. Sony is remastering his first three games for PlayStation 4, and he's also making a cameo appearance in Skylanders: Imaginators. Fans didn't get the new Crash Bandicoot game announcement that they wanted, but as they say in this business "it's better than nothing."

In celebration of Crash's return, we're revisiting one of his finest adventures, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Although it may not offer up the challenge of its precursor, this sequel offers a wider range of stages, some that include vehicles like hover boards and jet packs. We dive into a number of stages and do our best to show off the variety that this sequel brought. We also discuss the series as a whole before jumping into another gem from yesteryear. This second sequence is one our best yet, as it brings one surprise after another.

Enjoy the episode, and we'll be back with another episode next Friday at 8 p.m. CT.

Top Of The Table – Star Wars: Rebellion

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For years, even as board games grew in sophistication and thematic depth, one of the most popular franchises in history was left out of the mix. Star Wars is awash in potential for cool tabletop play, but licensing relationships meant that great Star Wars games were hard to come by. That has all changed in recent years, as Fantasy Flight deployed a host of rewarding adventures in the Star Wars universe, from miniature battle games like X-Wing to story-driven adventures like Imperial Assault. The latest release zooms out to a galactic view, and delivers an ambitious strategic conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. Put another way, Star Wars: Rebellion is the vast, hero-driven, classic trilogy-focused experience you probably imagine when you think about what a Star Wars board game could be.

Get To Know Your Team In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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The crew aboard your capital starship Retribution is diverse and varied, hailing from many different nations and backgrounds. You interact with these personalities from mission to mission after completing a main story task or side-mission, and see the world change around you.  As Captain Reyes, you also have a much closer bond with some of your immediate squadmates. Here are some of the major players that you get to know as you attempt to push back the looming threat of the Settlement Defense Front.

You play as Lt. Reyes during the campaign, so you view the events unfolding from his perspective. As a lieutenant in Special Combat Air Recon (SCARS), you are quickly moved into a position of leadership as the captain of the Retribution. As a leader, you are forced to make decisions for the good of the mission and not necessarily the same choices you would have made as a soldier. Your role as captain differs from the traditional distant command role from the flight deck or headquarters, as the importance of the missions at hand call for every ounce of your skill to be used on the ground and in space alongside the rest of your specialized team. In this Call of Duty, you’re not just a grunt following orders or listening to the bellowing commands of your squad leader – you are the one issuing them.

Admiral Raines

One In A Billion: A Man’s Quest To Reclaim His High Score

about X hours ago from

The 1982 arcade game Nibbler may seem simple on the surface, but it has left a detailed legacy of emotion, high stakes, competition, and impressive feats of athleticism. Man Vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler is a new documentary from directors Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy that chronicles the decades-long trial to find the one true world champion of Nibbler.

Selkir and Kinzy bonded during their time working as editors on Battlestar Galactica in the mid-2000s, when they would play games on a home-made arcade machine late at night to blow off steam as they worked under strict deadlines. While playing through a number of games, the two discovered Nibbler.

“The game is deceptively simple,” said Andrew Seklir. “It starts off very slow and kind of manageable. You improve with the game as it gets harder.”

Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Eight)

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Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Eight)

A few months ago I emerged as the victor of Game Informer's most recent Super Replay Showdown. My prize? Subjecting my fellow editors and our viewers to the strange and maddening FMV adventure game that is Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. Starring a bumbling private eye who spends his weeks trying to make rent and ends up going on a quest to prevent the end of the world, Under A Killing Moon is a peculiar mishmash of genres, the kind of game that could have only been birthed in the early '90s.

It's pure, undistilled zaniness that has to been seen to be believed. So sit back in your chair and push the Maltese falcon on your desk out of the way of the screen so you can join me, Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Kyle Hilliard as we navigate this twisted, futuristic vision of San Francisco, putting our flimsy detective skills to use while being constantly berated by James Earl Jones.

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