Watch Us Loot And Plunder In Our Sea Of Thieves Livestream

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Watch Us Loot And Plunder In Our Sea Of Thieves Livestream

Rare's open world pirate adventure, Sea Of Thieves, officially launches tomorrow, but the servers are live, so no one is going to stop us from treasure hunting.

Come back at 3pm CST to see how Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and Ben Hanson fare on Sea of Theives' open waters. In the meantime, head here to watch us prank Kyle while playing the beta, or read our feature about Rare's development of the game.

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch or YouTube today, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

Reader's Choice Top 300 Games Of All Time

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Reader's Choice Top 300 Games Of All Time

For the 300th issue of Game Informer magazine, we crafted a list of the top 300 games of all time. Despite all the arguing and life-long interpersonal grudges that resulted from the discussions, we had a good time, and we wanted to extend that opportunity to the reader. At the end of February we opened the polls to let readers vote for their favorite games of all time. Readers were able to submit an ordered list of three games. We took those results, weighted them, and the result is the list you will find below! If you think the list is wrong you only have yourselves to blame, but we will happily absorb your criticism in the comment section below!

Special thanks to Margaret Andrews, Curtis Fung, and Brian Shea for helping to put together this deceptively complicated project!

New Gameplay Today – Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered

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New Gameplay Today – Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered

The year 2014 was a simpler time. Destiny was hot off the presses and fans of Assassin's Creed were forced to decide if they should play Assassin's Creed Unity or Rogue first... since they were released on the same day. With Tuesday's release of Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered, you can correct any mistakes from the past by playing the good one! On this episode of New Gameplay Today, I fill in for Jeff Cork and our best buddy Leo Vader is joined by the great historian Matt Miller. You can read our original review for Assassin's Creed Rogue right here!

Check out the video below to see how this last-gen game looks running on a PlayStation 4.

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 3

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 3

At the end of our Replay Civil War, it all came down to you to choose the next Super Replay! Our Overblood Facebook group ended up choosing two games through a tie: Killer7 and Godhand.

You chose well. Killer7 is my favorite game of all time, for reasons I will fully elaborate on in the near future. The short version, however, it's that it's the closest video games have gotten to being a David Lynch film. It benefits from being played alone in near silence, so you can fully process its wild, surreal moments, cool characters, and ambiguous plot.

In fitting with its themes, we decided to take Killer7 very seriously, as Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Leo Vader, and I focus only an the artistry of Killer7 and never talk about anything else and make absolutely zero jokes. Enjoy!

Replay 300 – Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

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Replay 300 – Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Last week we kicked off our limited series Replay 300, where we play select games from our Top 300 list regardless of their history on Replay. In our first episode we played Super Metroid, and this week we're headed to a different corner of space in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.

So join Andy, Reiner, Joe, Tack and myself as we take look back at the pulse-pounding gameplay and beautiful FMV cutscenes of a now twenty-year-old Star Wars game. After that, we examine a much more heavily contested Top 300 pick.

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Funny To A Point – The Best And Worst Calls Of G.I.'s Top 300

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Funny To A Point – The Best And Worst Calls Of G.I.'s Top 300

As faithful readers are well aware by now, this month marks G.I.'s 300th issue. Like previous milestone issues, we decided to honor the occasion with the noblest pursuit of video game journalism: a Top X Games Of All-Time list. By "noblest," I mean "most stupidly futile," naturally.

Look, here's the thing: All best/worst/sexiest/whatever lists are an intellectual farce. That's why we're hopelessly drawn to them; our brains are hardwired to classify and quantify everything around us, and ranked lists trick us by compiling their entries in a way that looks and feels objective – they're numbered, after all, and numbers don't lie!

But no matter how hard we try, there is no way to transform a personal, subjective opinion into a numerical representation of irrefutable value. Whatever fancy mathemagics I employ to make my case, at the end of the day my favorite game still means crap-all to countless other players out there, and your favorite game probably means crap-all to me (especially if it begins with a "B" and ends with a "reath of the Wild").

New Gameplay Today – Burnout Paradise Remastered

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New Gameplay Today – Burnout Paradise Remastered

I don't think I'm alone when I say Burnout Paradise is my favorite racing game of all time. It perfectly melded the sense of open-world driving, arcade racing fun, and crashing around an intersection as a wrecked vehicle with weirdo physics.

Since it's been remastered and releasing today, I sat with Matthew Kato to talk about how the game holds up, what the remaster bundles and adds, and the thrill of crashing through things you'd normally go to jail for breaking.

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Ten Underappreciated Sequels That Never Got Their Due

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Ten Underappreciated Sequels That Never Got Their Due

When a sequel for a video game is announced, there are typically one of two thoughts that cross our mind: A) I hope it lives up to the original, or B) how did that game get a sequel? Whether it’s because a game didn’t live up to its hype or people had already checked out on a series, sometimes sequels don’t get the attention that they deserve. Here are a few examples of some of the unsung sequels that deserve a second glance.

BioShock 2 BioShock left us in awe after introducing us to the underwater, dystopian ruins of Rapture, but BioShock 2 expanded upon that iconic city beyond the reach of Andrew Ryan. It introduced us to Sophia Lamb, a tyrant of another type, and tasked us with exploring the slums of Rapture that were home to those who weren’t privileged enough to join the city’s aristocracy. 

In terms of gameplay, BioShock 2 had the smoothest combat experience of the entire franchise. BioShock 2 nailed the feeling of playing as a Big Daddy, finally giving us the ability to wield our own drill and stomp around Rapture as the nightmarish titan that terrorized us in the original. That is, until we heard the terrifying screech of one of the most difficult enemies in any BioShock game, the agile and dangerous Big Sister.

Here Are The Game Informer Crew's Personal Top 10 Games Of All Time

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Here Are The Game Informer Crew's Personal Top 10 Games Of All Time

Our Top 300 Games Of All Time list is a collective work. We introduce, argue for, and cement games as "The Greatest Of All Time" based on a number of factors like impact, cultural importance, and sheer quality. But sometimes, it's hard to make conclusive cases for our personal favorites, whether that means placing them higher on the list (where they rightfully belong), or putting them on the list at all. Sometimes we argue they should have made it on the list, while other times, we acknowledge the subtle difference between "best" and "favorite."

So without further ado, The Game Informer crew have compiled their personal lists of their favorite games of all time. You'll find a lot of crossover with out 300 list and see where our top picks came from, as well as slivers of disappointment when you see a top pick that didn't make our list.

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Exclusive Interview With UFC President Dana White On His Addition To The EA Sports UFC 3 Roster

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Exclusive Interview With UFC President Dana White On His Addition To The EA Sports UFC 3 Roster

EA Sports' announcement that UFC President Dana White was coming to the roster of UFC 3 is the latest in a line of special playable characters in the series. White joins other non-UFC fighters like boxer Mike Tyson, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who appeared in UFC 2 as special fighters.

The outspoken UFC President set some time aside to chat with us about how EA Sports is doing with the UFC license to this point, as well as his thoughts on being included in the game's roster. For a video message from White about his inclusion in the roster, check out the announcement of the downloadable character here. For our review of UFC 3, head here.

The deal with EA Sports to handle the UFC license was a long time coming. Now that we're three games in, how satisfied are you with the work the team has done? EA has done a great job of bringing everything it takes to become a mixed martial artist and UFC athlete to life, virtually through their video games. These guys are really passionate about the sport and they've done an amazing job of recreating some of the iconic events, like weigh-ins and press conferences in UFC 3.