Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Just Cause 3 & Rainbow Six Siege

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Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Just Cause 3 & Rainbow Six Siege

Update: The stream has concluded, but you can watch the archived versions here!

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December doesn't often bring huge release days for video games, but today welcomes two of the the year's most anticipated titles: Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege. Starting at 4 p.m. CT, we're spending an hour with Just Cause 3, showing the introductory moments of the game, and hopefully a boatload of destruction. At 5 p.m, we're shifting gears to Rainbow Six Siege for an hour of cooperative play.

Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil: Episode 4

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Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil: Episode 4

One of the most criminally overlooked games from yesteryear, Beyond Good & Evil is a story-driven adventure that follows a photojournalist named Jade and her mechanic friend Pey'j. We won't spoil where this journey goes, but fans of Zelda, Pokémon Snap, and fun science fiction stories should either watch our playthrough or pick up the game and play it. This is an exceptional game from developer Ubisoft Montpellier and legendary creator Michel Ancel.

Beyond Good & Evil was originally released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC on November 11, 2003, but to make it look better on your massive displays, we're playing the HD re-release from 2011, which we downloaded through Xbox One's snazzy, new backwards compatibility.

Unlike other Super Replays, we're airing these episodes as soon as we finish them, and we won't record more until you've watched and commented on the newest chapter. We want you the viewer to be a part of this journey as well. We plan to read as many comments as we can during the next episode. If you have any questions for us about Beyond Good & Evil, Replay, or video games in general, list them in the comments section below, or on YouTube. If all goes as planned, we'll finish this Super Replay in December, and will roll into our annual 12.31 Super Replay next. Thanks again for the support!

Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2015

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Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2015

The holiday season provides plenty of reasons for gamers to drain their bank accounts while they march through malls looking for the perfect gifts for their friends and families. We can’t help your wallet, but we can save your sanity. Take a cue from our annual buying guide and your holiday shopping will be done in no time. Here are some of the coolest geek-related toys and tech that 2015 has to offer. Text by Ben Reeves & Brian Shea.

Nav: Star Wars | Retro Gamer | Horror | A.F.K. | Sci-Fi/Fantasy | Technology | Console Bundles

Star Wars – For Jedi looking to reconnect with The Force

Test Chamber – Star Wars: Battlefront's Battle Of Jakku DLC

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Star Wars: Battlefront got its first injection of DLC today with the Battle of Jakku, so we decided to play a few rounds.

Andrew Reiner and Wade Wojcik shoot some Storm Troopers, avoid AT-ATs, and marvel at the Star Destroyers in the sky on a planet that definitely isn't Tatooine below. Jakku will appear in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but in terms of timeline, the battle you're seeing here takes place about 30 years before the events of the new film. The DLC is free for all, but is available a little early today for those who pre-ordered the game. It will be available for everyone else on December 8. It includes a new map (Jakku) and a new mode.

For our review of Star Wars: Battlefront, head here.

The Big 2015 Parents' Guide To Skylanders: SuperChargers, Disney Infinity, And Lego Dimensions

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The Big 2015 Parents' Guide To Skylanders: SuperChargers, Disney Infinity, And Lego Dimensions

Over the past five years, the unlikely success of Activision’s Skylanders franchise has blossomed into a full-blow genre. This year, there are three major entrants in toys-to-life space (not counting Nintendo’s own spin on things with Amiibo).

As a service to parents, we’re breaking down everything that’s coming for the three different games. Below, you’ll find complete checklists for the toys and accessories we know are coming to Skylanders: SuperChargers, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Lego Dimensions

We’ve also detailed some things to know about each of the games as you're considering what you might already own (and what your kids say they need). 

Game Informer Live – Watch Us Play Just Cause 3 & Rainbow Six Siege

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December doesn't often bring huge release days for video games, but today welcomes two of the the year's most anticipated titles: Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege. Starting at 4 p.m. CT, we're spending an hour with Just Cause 3, showing the introductory moments of the game, and hopefully a boatload of destruction. At 5 p.m, we're shifting gears to Rainbow Six Siege for an hour of cooperative play.

Join us in the chat on Game Informer's Twitch and YouTube channels, and we'll answer as many questions as we can over the two-hour live stream.

Test Chamber – Just Cause 3

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Avalanche's Just Cause 3 comes out tomorrow, but we thought we'd go on a quick trip to Medici before the game launches. Join us as we slingshot around, call in some air support, crash a few vehicles, and blow stuff up real good.

I played around with the game's tether and grappling hook plenty during my time playing the game for review, but I clearly wasn't as obsessed with sticking people to objects as Andrew Reiner and Dan Tack are. Not all of their ideas worked, but there are plenty of people pileups and grappling-hook-powered kicks to go around. As Reiner helpfully points out, perhaps his peoplecopter idea is just what Just Cause 4 needs. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this episode, even if I don't come close to matching my earlier high scores. Oh well.

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Opinion – The Importance Of Playing Dress Up

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Opinion – The Importance Of Playing Dress Up

In just a few days on my journey throughout Fallout 4’s Bostonian wasteland, I befriended an adorable pooch, saved countless common citizens from the whims of violent raiders, and began the restoration of a single fertile corner of the world in hopes it serves as a shining example of humanity’s strength. Unfortunately, I achieved most of these benevolent goals while looking like Lord Humungus, my shoulders decked in bloodied spikes, severed fingers draped from my sheet metal chestpiece. Who could blame the wastelanders for being defensive as I came to their rescue?

Fallout 4 is far from the only game to create a disconnect between appearance, actions, and customizability. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt allows players to embark on lengthy quests in pursuit of armor from their school of choice, but even after fully upgrading them, they can still be made obsolete by arbitrarily higher level enemies. After all that work collecting increasingly rare materials, leveling up to acquire the right to wear it, finding a master armorer, and growing attached to its various permutations, seeing it rendered useless can be utterly heartbreaking. It’s the world’s quickest bout of buyer’s remorse – if the feeling also came with knowing the vendor you bought from just got a better shipment in five seconds after you left.

Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil: Episode 3

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Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil: Episode 3

One of the most criminally overlooked games from yesteryear, Beyond Good & Evil is a story-driven adventure that follows a photojournalist named Jade and her mechanic friend Pey'j. We won't spoil where this journey goes, but fans of Zelda, Pokémon Snap, and fun science fiction stories should either watch our playthrough or pick up the game and play it. This is an exceptional game from developer Ubisoft Montpellier and legendary creator Michel Ancel.

Beyond Good & Evil was originally released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC on November 11, 2003, but to make it look better on your massive displays, we're playing the HD re-release from 2011, which we downloaded through Xbox One's snazzy, new backwards compatibility.

Unlike other Super Replays, we're airing these episodes as soon as we finish them, and we won't record more until you've watched and commented on the newest chapter. We want you the viewer to be a part of this journey as well. We plan to read as many comments as we can during the next episode. If you have any questions for us about Beyond Good & Evil, Replay, or video games in general, list them in the comments section below, or on YouTube. If all goes as planned, we'll finish this Super Replay in December, and will roll into our annual 12.31 Super Replay next. Thanks again for the support!