Replay – Catherine

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Replay – Catherine

Released on February 17, 2011, Catherine is an odd puzzle platformer from some of Atlus' veteran designers of the Persona series. The game's look, pacing, and stylish user interface all scream of that RPG series, but Catherine is a much different beast when it comes to gameplay and story. Best described as "kind of like Q*bert" and "flat-out weird," Catherine is a hard game to describe, but is damn fun, and worth a look for everyone who is looking for something new to play.

If you like what you see, and want to give the game a whirl yourself, it just released on Steam eight days ago, and is heading to PlayStation 4 and Vita soon as a "Full Body" enhanced edition with more content, including a third love interest.

The Second Annual Not 50 Awards

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The Second Annual Not 50 Awards

Along with holiday parties, festively fugly sweaters, and tons of treats I totally shouldn’t be eating, the end of the year always brings with it a sobering realization: I work with a bunch of crazy people. That’s the only logical – and frankly generous – conclusion I can reach every year as I listen to my coworkers spout obviously wrong opinions for DAYS on end during the blitzkrieg of meetings that decide our Top 50 list. Sometimes the arguments for or against any given game are so absurd that I feel like a robot trying to process a logical paradox – all I can do is scream “DOES NOT COMPUTE!” over and over as I run out of the meeting room with sparks shooting from my ears. That’s not a joke, people – it literally happened during last year’s Breath of the Wild debate!

Luckily, I’ve discovered a sanity-saving workaround to the dilemma – I simply disavow the results of our year-end list completely and make my own damn awards instead. I am not bragging when I say they are without a doubt the best awards ever, because not only do I unilaterally pick all the winners (so you know they’re right!), but I also make up the categories too! So, without further ado, I present to you the second annual Not 50 Awards!

The Second Annual Not 50 Awards

about X hours ago from
The Second Annual Not 50 Awards

Along with holiday parties, festively fugly sweaters, and tons of treats I totally shouldn’t be eating, the end of the year always brings with it a sobering realization: I work with a bunch of crazy people. That’s the only logical – and frankly generous – conclusion I can reach every year as I listen to my coworkers spout obviously wrong opinions for DAYS on end during the blitzkrieg of meetings that decide our Top 50 list. Sometimes the arguments for or against any given game are so absurd that I feel like a robot trying to process a logical paradox – all I can do is scream “DOES NOT COMPUTE!” over and over as I run out of the meeting room with sparks shooting from my ears. That’s not a joke, people – it literally happened during last year’s Breath of the Wild debate!

Luckily, I’ve discovered a sanity-saving workaround to the dilemma – I simply disavow the results of our year-end list completely and make my own damn awards instead. I am not bragging when I say they are without a doubt the best awards ever, because not only do I unilaterally pick all the winners (so you know they’re right!), but I also make up the categories too! So, without further ado, I present to you the second annual Not 50 Awards!

Our Most Anticipated Horror Games Of 2019

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Our Most Anticipated Horror Games Of 2019

The horror genre went into hiding in 2018, but is poised to return in a big way this year, beginning with the release of Resident Evil 2 on January 25. The year ahead is chock-full of new intellectual properties that are delivering suspense and gore through unconventional narrative directions. From ancient Nordic horrors to disappearances in Roswell, gamers have plenty of interesting scares coming their way. In assembling this anticipated list, we looked at over 40 horror games slated for 2019, and narrowed it to the nine that we believe look the most promising.

Note: Entries are listed in alphabetical order.

Release: 2019 Platform: PC

Our Most Anticipated Horror Games Of 2019

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Our Most Anticipated Horror Games Of 2019

The horror genre went into hiding in 2018, but is poised to return in a big way this year, beginning with the release of Resident Evil 2 on January 25. The year ahead is chock-full of new intellectual properties that are delivering suspense and gore through unconventional narrative directions. From ancient Nordic horrors to disappearances in Roswell, gamers have plenty of interesting scares coming their way. In assembling this anticipated list, we looked at over 40 horror games slated for 2019, and narrowed it to the nine that we believe look the most promising.

Note: Entries are listed in alphabetical order.

Release: 2019 Platform: PC

The Full Mortal Kombat 11 Roster So Far

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The Full Mortal Kombat 11 Roster So Far

The Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event lived up to its name, laying bare a number of new details. The biggest remaining mystery is who's filling out the character roster. NetherRealm has revealed a number of characters, old and new, that will be unleashing a bevy of punches, kicks, and gruesome finishers with. We imagine in the weeks to come we'll find out more as well. We'll update this list with every fighter revealed.

For now, here's who we know will be in Mortal Kombat 11 (and some folks who are probably on the way).

Scorpion Scorpion has been the most recognizable character in the series since its inception. Of course Scorpion's in it.

The Full Mortal Kombat 11 Roster So Far

about X hours ago from
The Full Mortal Kombat 11 Roster So Far

The Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event lived up to its name, laying bare a number of new details. The biggest remaining mystery is who's filling out the character roster. NetherRealm has revealed a number of characters, old and new, that will be unleashing a bevy of punches, kicks, and gruesome finishers with. We imagine in the weeks to come we'll find out more as well. We'll update this list with every fighter revealed.

For now, here's who we know will be in Mortal Kombat 11 (and some folks who are probably on the way).

Scorpion Scorpion has been the most recognizable character in the series since its inception. Of course Scorpion's in it.

Ed Boon Talks Mortal Kombat 11's Variations, Changes, And Roster

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Ed Boon Talks Mortal Kombat 11's Variations, Changes, And Roster

Today we got to see large chunk of Mortal Kombat 11, including a look at seven of its characters, as well as number of gameplay changes that are moving the game in a new direction based on both the community’s reaction to previous Netherrealm games and how the developer itself hopes to change the way players think about the series’ flashy, gore-filled fights.

I had the chance to chat with Netherrealm creative director Ed Boon about all the changes taking place. We talked about how variations will work for both the average and competitive players, Netherrealm's overall philosophy when it comes to iterating on an established franchise, and where 11’s focus is when it comes to its roster.

Game Informer: I’m a big fan of the custom variations in Mortal Kombat 11.  My concern about it was that with Injustice 2's gear, it was very customizable, but the competitive crowd didn’t take to it.

Ed Boon Talks Mortal Kombat 11's Variations, Changes, And Roster

about X hours ago from
Ed Boon Talks Mortal Kombat 11's Variations, Changes, And Roster

Today we got to see large chunk of Mortal Kombat 11, including a look at seven of its characters, as well as number of gameplay changes that are moving the game in a new direction based on both the community’s reaction to previous Netherrealm games and how the developer itself hopes to change the way players think about the series’ flashy, gore-filled fights.

I had the chance to chat with Netherrealm creative director Ed Boon about all the changes taking place. We talked about how variations will work for both the average and competitive players, Netherrealm's overall philosophy when it comes to iterating on an established franchise, and where 11’s focus is when it comes to its roster.

Game Informer: I’m a big fan of the custom variations in Mortal Kombat 11.  My concern about it was that with Injustice 2's gear, it was very customizable, but the competitive crowd didn’t take to it.

Our Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2019

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Our Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2019

With 2018 behind us, it's time to look forward to the new titles coming our way this year. From Campo Santo's gorgeous, new story-driven adventure taking place in Egypt to trying to escape Hell with your best friend, it sounds like this year will have some great games with unique premises. Here are our most anticipated adventure games.

Note: Entries are listed in alphabetical order.

Release: 2019 Platform: PC, Mac