Here Are Some Crazy Bugs We Ran Into While Playing Homefront: The Revolution

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Homefront: The Revolution came out two weeks ago, and unfortunately, it's not great. While I appreciated some of the novel ideas the sequel introduces, a wealth of bugs and performance problems made taking back Philadelphia an unenjoyable slog. If you're looking for a better idea of what players are up against, or just want to laugh at some pretty severe glitch videos, I've put together a collection of gameplay clips from my time with the game.

All videos were taken from the PS4 version of the game.

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Top Of The Table – The Other Half Of The Gaming Hobby

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Top Of The Table – The Other Half Of The Gaming Hobby

Growing up, I loved any video game rooted in my favorite genre of fantasy. I would rent and buy all the video games with a passing relation to dragons and wizards, regardless of quality. Like many of you, as my taste in games grew, I began to recognize how much I was limiting my own fun. While I never lost a love of classic fantasy tropes, a whole world of other video games beckoned, inviting me into other interactive settings of action, mystery, horror, science-fiction, sports, racing, puzzles, and more. Why had I spent so long with an artificial barrier that kept me from such great entertainment? 

In the back of my head, that’s always the memory that comes to mind when I hear that someone loves video games, but has never dipped their toe into the other half of the gaming hobby that lives on your home tabletop. It feels like declaring that you love Italian food, but for some reason you just don’t want to try Mexican cuisine. Sure, some people just don’t like guacamole, but how would you know until you try? 

Test Chamber – An Overwatch Overview

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Test Chamber – An Overwatch Overview

Blizzard's 6v6 objective-based shooter is here, and today Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, and the legendary Andy McNamara join forces to get in on the action.

Come along for the ride as we try out a variety of heroes, crack open some loot crates, and discuss many aspects of the game.

You can check out our review of Overwatch here. For tips on being a better Overwatch player, head here.

Replay – The Matrix: Path Of Neo

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In 2010, we took a look at Enter the Matrix, the first video game set in the Wachowski brothers' mind-bending universe that became the subject of debate for fans. On the one hand, people like that it wasn't just a video game adaptation of The Matrix, and gave fans new characters and a new story to soak up. The majority of people that didn't appreciate these things were flabbergasted they couldn't play as Neo in a Matrix video game.

Enter the Matrix eventually went on to become one of the biggest disasters in gaming (despite strong sales), and eventually led to the creation of The Matrix: Path of Neo, a game that fulfills the fantasy of people who were turned off by the first game. It's all about Neo. You get to see him at work. Watch him duck behind cubicles to avoid police. Do weird ninja stuff. And then do more weird ninja stuff.

We take a deep dive into this game, and show off just how weird it can be as we dissect the film trilogy in the process. Our second game is another licensed property that didn't get the justice it deserved. We end the episode with a third game you likely never heard of for the Super Nintendo.

The Game Informer Editors Choose Their Favorite Overwatch Characters

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We've all been playing a lot of Overwatch here at Game Informer. It's safe to say we're fans (head here for our review), but do you know which characters we're fans of?

Below you will find a handful of Game Informer editors' favorite Overwatch characters and why they consider them to be their favorite. Let us know who your favorites are in the comments below and we will be happy to explain why our favorites are actually better.

Mike Futter – SymmetraI traditionally enjoy playing support, so Mercy is an easy go-to for me. But last night I decided to give Symmetra a try. She isn’t great for every mode, but if you find yourself playing defense, she’s a monster.

Top Of The Table – The Other Half Of The Gaming Hobby

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Growing up, I loved any video game rooted in my favorite genre of fantasy. I would rent and buy all the video games with a passing relation to dragons and wizards, regardless of quality. Like many of you, as my taste in games grew, I began to recognize how much I was limiting my own fun. While I never lost a love of classic fantasy tropes, a whole world of other video games beckoned, inviting me into other interactive settings of action, mystery, horror, science-fiction, sports, racing, puzzles, and more. Why had I spent so long with an artificial barrier that kept me from such great entertainment? 

In the back of my head, that’s always the memory that comes to mind when I hear that someone loves video games, but has never dipped their toe into the other half of the gaming hobby that lives on your home tabletop. It feels like declaring that you love Italian food, but for some reason you just don’t want to try Mexican cuisine. Sure, some people just don’t like guacamole, but how would you know until you try? 

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

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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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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 26, 2016)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 26, 2016)

There was a lot of writing on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night this week, which is odd, but more than okay. Luckily, it's not all vampires this week, with one highlight coming from a deaf player writing about what it's like to play video games without sound.  

Community Blogs For May 19 - May 25:   

Top 6 Best Boss Battles  StarterPack's list of insanely awesome boss battles starts off with The Legend of Zelda, so you know it's as good as Link's heroing skills. Actually, Link, Zelda, and Ganon make up the majority of the list. Best list ever.  

Test Chamber – An Overwatch Overview

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Blizzard's 6v6 objective-based shooter is here, and today Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, and the legendary Andy McNamara join forces to get in on the action.

Come along for the ride as we try out a variety of heroes, crack open some loot crates, and discuss many aspects of the game.

You can check out our review of Overwatch here. For tips on being a better Overwatch player, head here.

Pro Tacktics – Getting New Players Into Overwatch

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It's time for another episode of Pro Tacktics! Today, Daniel Tack takes Andrew Reiner and Kyle Hilliard through some of Overwatch's colorful cast of characters, showing them the ropes and how to get the most out of special abilities and weapons.

Will Reiner learn how to deflect Bastion's bullets right back at the tenacious turret bot? Will Kyle heal his teammates as Lucio or wander aimlessly around the map? Join us for this episode of Pro Tacktics where we'll explore some of Overwatch's heroes as our players try them out for the first time.

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