Vote Now For Your Favorite Games Of 2019

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Games Of 2019

This is your chance to sound off on your favorite video games of 2019. Do your part and vote to determine our Reader Games of the Year in issue 322 of Game Informer Magazine.

From new IPs and big, triple-A sequels to a host of ongoing games from years past, 2019 provided us with no shortage of exciting things to play. Whether you were looking at consoles, PC, VR, or even mobile, chances are, you found something that resonated with you. Now is your chance to tell us what.

You can find the survey below, or at this link. Simply click to select your choices.

Vote Now For Your Favorite Games Of 2019

about X hours ago from
Vote Now For Your Favorite Games Of 2019

This is your chance to sound off on your favorite video games of 2019. Do your part and vote to determine our Reader Games of the Year in issue 322 of Game Informer Magazine.

From new IPs and big, triple-A sequels to a host of ongoing games from years past, 2019 provided us with no shortage of exciting things to play. Whether you were looking at consoles, PC, VR, or even mobile, chances are, you found something that resonated with you. Now is your chance to tell us what.

You can find the survey below, or at this link. Simply click to select your choices.

The Mandalorian Should Be A Video Game

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The Mandalorian Should Be A Video Game

You get paid in armor upgrades and are always looking for another quest. You are asked to fetch items from dangerous places and to take down foes that threaten towns. These sentences describe a good number of games, but in this instance they summarize The Mandalorian, the weekly live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus. The first season of The Mandalorian screams “video game,” and could (and should) be used as a blueprint for one.

We’ve been infatuated with the look of Mandalorian armor from the moment Boba Fett first appeared in an animated short in 1978’s abysmal Star Wars Holiday Special, but he didn’t truly win audiences over until he appeared in a lineup of bounty hunters in the 1980 film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. His sleek and colorful armor, jetpack, rocket, flamethrower, and “no disintegrations” warning from Darth Vader made him an instant fan favorite, even though he didn’t do or say much. We adored him for his look and the belief he was one of the most feared individuals in the galaxy. Thanks to The Mandalorian, we now know more about the armor and what drives the people wearing it. In that same breath, however, Boba Fett’s legacy has faded to a point of obscurity. We have a much cooler Mandalorian to gush over now, and unlike the Fetts, he’s not an imposter – he’s the real deal.

The Mandalorian Should Be A Video Game

about X hours ago from
The Mandalorian Should Be A Video Game

You get paid in armor upgrades and are always looking for another quest. You are asked to fetch items from dangerous places and to take down foes that threaten towns. These sentences describe a good number of games, but in this instance they summarize The Mandalorian, the weekly live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus. The first season of The Mandalorian screams “video game,” and could (and should) be used as a blueprint for one.

We’ve been infatuated with the look of Mandalorian armor from the moment Boba Fett first appeared in an animated short in 1978’s abysmal Star Wars Holiday Special, but he didn’t truly win audiences over until he appeared in a lineup of bounty hunters in the 1980 film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. His sleek and colorful armor, jetpack, rocket, flamethrower, and “no disintegrations” warning from Darth Vader made him an instant fan favorite, even though he didn’t do or say much. We adored him for his look and the belief he was one of the most feared individuals in the galaxy. Thanks to The Mandalorian, we now know more about the armor and what drives the people wearing it. In that same breath, however, Boba Fett’s legacy has faded to a point of obscurity. We have a much cooler Mandalorian to gush over now, and unlike the Fetts, he’s not an imposter – he’s the real deal.

Check Out The First Few Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards From The Galar Collection Boxes

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Check Out The First Few Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards From The Galar Collection Boxes

With Pokémon Sword & Shield ushering in the new generation of Game Freak's beloved creatures on Nintendo Switch, it was only a matter of time before the Trading Card Game began embracing the new set of characters. While the first main expansion of the Sword & Shield era isn't scheduled to hit until February, the TCG has released Galar Collection Boxes featuring the three starters from the new games.

We were sent all three Galar Collection Boxes. Each is themed after Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and comes with a foil card for each of the new starters. Since you get all three starters in each box, it doesn't matter which box you choose, aside from the included pin. However, each starter has two distinct cards, but thankfully, if you're trying to collect them all, you can see which Galar cards are included in each box. The boxes also come with a giant-sized card of Zacian or Zamazenta, as well as four booster packs from previous expansions.

You can see every new Sword & Shield card available in the Galar Collection Boxes below.

Check Out The First Few Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards From The Galar Collection Boxes

about X hours ago from
Check Out The First Few Pokémon Sword & Shield Cards From The Galar Collection Boxes

With Pokémon Sword & Shield ushering in the new generation of Game Freak's beloved creatures on Nintendo Switch, it was only a matter of time before the Trading Card Game began embracing the new set of characters. While the first main expansion of the Sword & Shield era isn't scheduled to hit until February, the TCG has released Galar Collection Boxes featuring the three starters from the new games.

We were sent all three Galar Collection Boxes. Each is themed after Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and comes with a foil card for each of the new starters. Since you get all three starters in each box, it doesn't matter which box you choose, aside from the included pin. However, each starter has two distinct cards, but thankfully, if you're trying to collect them all, you can see which Galar cards are included in each box. The boxes also come with a giant-sized card of Zacian or Zamazenta, as well as four booster packs from previous expansions.

You can see every new Sword & Shield card available in the Galar Collection Boxes below.

The First 25 Years

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The First 25 Years

The path from the PlayStation 1 to the upcoming PlayStation 5 lines up neatly, but only if you’re looking at it numerically. In actuality, for more than 25 years the PlayStation team has had to navigate some of the industry’s most difficult terrain. During that time, a dedicated team of visionaries, engineers, and software developers established a brand from scratch, propelled it to unprecedented heights, struggled to maintain dominance, and eventually returned to what initially made them so successful.

In the following story, we’ll hear some of the stories behind PlayStation from the people who were there when it all happened.

The First 25 Years

about X hours ago from
The First 25 Years

The path from the PlayStation 1 to the upcoming PlayStation 5 lines up neatly, but only if you’re looking at it numerically. In actuality, for more than 25 years the PlayStation team has had to navigate some of the industry’s most difficult terrain. During that time, a dedicated team of visionaries, engineers, and software developers established a brand from scratch, propelled it to unprecedented heights, struggled to maintain dominance, and eventually returned to what initially made them so successful.

In the following story, we’ll hear some of the stories behind PlayStation from the people who were there when it all happened.

Five Moments You May Have Missed In Red Dead Redemption II

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Five Moments You May Have Missed In Red Dead Redemption II

It’s been a year since Red Dead Redemption 2 surprised us all: The maturity, the subtlety, blew us away. We watched as one of the medium’s most multi-layered characters changed from belligerent badass to vulnerable hero (assuming the player guided Arthur toward the good path). What made it so moving wasn’t just the detail given to Arthur but the detail of the world. Join us as we look back at this monumental achievement, highlighting five easy to miss encounters that together encapsulate both Arthur's transformation and its significance. 

Five Moments You May Have Missed In Red Dead Redemption II

about X hours ago from
Five Moments You May Have Missed In Red Dead Redemption II

It’s been a year since Red Dead Redemption 2 surprised us all: The maturity, the subtlety, blew us away. We watched as one of the medium’s most multi-layered characters changed from belligerent badass to vulnerable hero (assuming the player guided Arthur toward the good path). What made it so moving wasn’t just the detail given to Arthur but the detail of the world. Join us as we look back at this monumental achievement, highlighting five easy to miss encounters that together encapsulate both Arthur's transformation and its significance.