Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

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Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

Luigi has starred in a few games of his own since his inception as a regular player two, but none of his games have been as popular as the Luigi’s Mansion games. Although it’s great that Luigi has a series all his own in which he saves Mario for a change, he isn’t technically the star of the series; the real stars are the ghosts. There are many, many ghosts filling the mansions Luigi plunders, and it’s worth paying our respects to the fallen heroes of the franchise, especially with a hotel full of new ghosts on the way. 

5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

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5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

There has been no shortage of romance in video games over the years, especially when it comes to RPGs. Exploring romantic options can help mix things up and add another layer to the experience. With a love interest, it feels like more is at stake on your journey because you care about someone. Not only does connecting with characters often get you in-game bonuses, but it also makes for a more fulfilling and immersive story. While not every liaison works well within the context of the gameplay, like the possible romance you could have with Benny from Fallout: New Vegas, sometimes you manage to come across a character with whom a dalliance can really energize the adventure. And with the added element of romance, they’re even harder to resist. Here are some video game romances that stuck with us. 

5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

about X hours ago from
5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

There has been no shortage of romance in video games over the years, especially when it comes to RPGs. Exploring romantic options can help mix things up and add another layer to the experience. With a love interest, it feels like more is at stake on your journey because you care about someone. Not only does connecting with characters often get you in-game bonuses, but it also makes for a more fulfilling and immersive story. While not every liaison works well within the context of the gameplay, like the possible romance you could have with Benny from Fallout: New Vegas, sometimes you manage to come across a character with whom a dalliance can really energize the adventure. And with the added element of romance, they’re even harder to resist. Here are some video game romances that stuck with us. 

Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Thanks to everybody that played along and emailed in to podcast@gameinformer.com! Check out the video above to watch our full, exhaustive discussion about 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You can also subscribe to the audio version of The Game Informer Show and listen to the discussion there.

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With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

about X hours ago from
Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Thanks to everybody that played along and emailed in to podcast@gameinformer.com! Check out the video above to watch our full, exhaustive discussion about 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You can also subscribe to the audio version of The Game Informer Show and listen to the discussion there.

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With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

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7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

Ah, fighting games. For many, many years, these games have pit two (or more) players against each other, along with their knowledge of matchups, counter-picks, combos, and spacing. Games like these are contingent on balance between the characters and their gameplay relationships to other fighters; however, sometimes fighting game characters can have unique mechanics that shake up the whole state of the game. Here are a few of those characters and how they changed up the traditional gameplay of their respective series.

7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

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7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

Ah, fighting games. For many, many years, these games have pit two (or more) players against each other, along with their knowledge of matchups, counter-picks, combos, and spacing. Games like these are contingent on balance between the characters and their gameplay relationships to other fighters; however, sometimes fighting game characters can have unique mechanics that shake up the whole state of the game. Here are a few of those characters and how they changed up the traditional gameplay of their respective series.

The Coolest, Weirdest, And Rarest Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Consoles

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The Coolest, Weirdest, And Rarest Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Consoles

Over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles have found their way into consumers’ homes, but there are a handful that stand out from the rest. Whether to promote a game, deal, or even fast food, there have been some beautiful and bizarre variations of the sleek black box.

Sony GayStationRelease date: July 28, 2014
Final auction price: $4,105

Created as an incentive for a charity auction, the cutely dubbed “GayStation” features a colorful rainbow design on the console, with a retro-style heart in the middle. Benefitting the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights, the console sold for 28,300 Swedish kroner (about $4,105). That’s a lot to pay for a console, but as it went to charity, the sole owner of the GayStation has a lot to be proud of.

The Coolest, Weirdest, And Rarest Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Consoles

about X hours ago from
The Coolest, Weirdest, And Rarest Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Consoles

Over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles have found their way into consumers’ homes, but there are a handful that stand out from the rest. Whether to promote a game, deal, or even fast food, there have been some beautiful and bizarre variations of the sleek black box.

Sony GayStationRelease date: July 28, 2014
Final auction price: $4,105

Created as an incentive for a charity auction, the cutely dubbed “GayStation” features a colorful rainbow design on the console, with a retro-style heart in the middle. Benefitting the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights, the console sold for 28,300 Swedish kroner (about $4,105). That’s a lot to pay for a console, but as it went to charity, the sole owner of the GayStation has a lot to be proud of.

Extended Interview: Nihon Falcom President Talks Trails Of Cold Steel III And Future Games

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Extended Interview: Nihon Falcom President Talks Trails Of Cold Steel III And Future Games

A little over a week ago, we shared our deep dive on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. We were fortunate to play the first five hours and interview Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo. While we focused a lot of our interview on the upcoming entry, we also asked some questions about Falcom as a whole and how he sees the company's future. A lot of Kondo's answers made it into our feature, but since we had a glut of info, we couldn't fit everything in. For today's Grind Time, I wanted to share the complete interview, which touches on everything from Rean's complicated next chapter to plans for Falcom's future in the RPG market. As always, let me know if you'd like to see more developer interviews in the future on Grind Time. I'd love to make this a more regular thing. 

Some time has passed since the Erebonian civil war, what’s the world like now for Rean and company? 

After Trails of Cold Steel II, we see that [Chancellor Giliath] Osborne is alive and well, and now holds all the power. He is currently carrying out a campaign of invading foreign lands to increase the Empire's territory. As for Rean, he is caught up in the events that happened at the end of II, and—as the Awakener of Valimar—is following Osborne's orders.