Party Games To Take Home For The Holidays

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Party Games To Take Home For The Holidays

Not every get-together is best served by a sprawling strategic board game that will take all night to complete. Know your crowd, and recognize that sometimes the right choice is a fun and accessible party game that everyone can enjoy with a minimum of explanation or setup. 

The following are some of my favorite recent party games, and any one of them could make for a great way to enjoy an evening with family and friends, no matter their experience level with tabletop gaming. As such, they’re an ideal pick for the holidays; wouldn’t you rather laugh through one of these games than hear your uncle tell his favorite fishing story for the 50th time?

Player counts are listed so you can cater to your group size, and I’ve even included several fully cooperative options – just in case you’ve got that one friend who can get a little too competitive.

A Look Inside Netflix’s New Witcher Series

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A Look Inside Netflix’s New Witcher Series

With books, comics, and video games, there’s been no shortage of ways to experience The Witcher. Creator Andrzej Sapkowski built a rich fantasy world with complex characters, earning him several awards and the moniker “The Polish Tolkien.” If you’re reading this magazine, you probably know Geralt of Rivia from CD Projekt Red’s video game trilogy. Now Netflix is creating its own adaptation starring Henry Cavill. With the first eight-episode season launching this week, we chatted with showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich about what to expect. 

A Look Inside Netflix’s New Witcher Series

about X hours ago from
A Look Inside Netflix’s New Witcher Series

With books, comics, and video games, there’s been no shortage of ways to experience The Witcher. Creator Andrzej Sapkowski built a rich fantasy world with complex characters, earning him several awards and the moniker “The Polish Tolkien.” If you’re reading this magazine, you probably know Geralt of Rivia from CD Projekt Red’s video game trilogy. Now Netflix is creating its own adaptation starring Henry Cavill. With the first eight-episode season launching this week, we chatted with showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich about what to expect. 

Everything You Need To Know About Resident Evil 3 Before Playing The Remake

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Everything You Need To Know About Resident Evil 3 Before Playing The Remake

Yesterday we finally got confirmation on the Resident Evil 3 remake. While leaks spoiled the surprise announcement last week, it's now official and only a few months away. So, to make sure everyone is appropriately hyped, we have collected important information that will answer some of the questions the trailer left us with.  

The eponymous tyrant might be known to fans of the original RE 3, but newcomers have yet to see him since Capcom has only teased us with flashes of lifeless eyes and a brief look at his coffin/incubator. According to Capcom, this monstrosity is even more “intelligent” and “vicious” than RE 2’s Mr. X. Armed with multiple weapons, including a rocket launcher, the Nemesis has been tasked with killing all former S.T.A.R.S. members. You are his prey.  

Everything You Need To Know About Resident Evil 3 Before Playing The Remake

about X hours ago from
Everything You Need To Know About Resident Evil 3 Before Playing The Remake

Yesterday we finally got confirmation on the Resident Evil 3 remake. While leaks spoiled the surprise announcement last week, it's now official and only a few months away. So, to make sure everyone is appropriately hyped, we have collected important information that will answer some of the questions the trailer left us with.  

The eponymous tyrant might be known to fans of the original RE 3, but newcomers have yet to see him since Capcom has only teased us with flashes of lifeless eyes and a brief look at his coffin/incubator. According to Capcom, this monstrosity is even more “intelligent” and “vicious” than RE 2’s Mr. X. Armed with multiple weapons, including a rocket launcher, the Nemesis has been tasked with killing all former S.T.A.R.S. members. You are his prey.  

Keeping History Alive

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Keeping History Alive

In 2008, a fire ravaged through a backlot in Universal City, California. Thousands of irreplaceable master recordings were destroyed in the blaze, the scale of which we’re only learning about today. According to The New York Times, recordings from the 1940s through the 2000s were affected, including artists as diverse as The Who, Tom Petty, The Damned, Buddy Holly, Primus, and more. That part of music history – including countless unreleased and unheard tracks – has now been scattered to the winds.

That kind of story is the thing that keeps historians and preservationists up at night. What could have been done to prevent such a tragedy? In the gaming world, efforts to officially collect and safeguard history are a relatively recent phenomenon. To be blunt, the game industry isn’t organized or centralized enough to have a singular event like the Universal fire. Instead, we lose history in tiny flashes every time a dev tosses out an unwanted ZIP drive from a project, clears out an old storage locker, or recycles piles of their old design notes.

Keeping History Alive

about X hours ago from
Keeping History Alive

In 2008, a fire ravaged through a backlot in Universal City, California. Thousands of irreplaceable master recordings were destroyed in the blaze, the scale of which we’re only learning about today. According to The New York Times, recordings from the 1940s through the 2000s were affected, including artists as diverse as The Who, Tom Petty, The Damned, Buddy Holly, Primus, and more. That part of music history – including countless unreleased and unheard tracks – has now been scattered to the winds.

That kind of story is the thing that keeps historians and preservationists up at night. What could have been done to prevent such a tragedy? In the gaming world, efforts to officially collect and safeguard history are a relatively recent phenomenon. To be blunt, the game industry isn’t organized or centralized enough to have a singular event like the Universal fire. Instead, we lose history in tiny flashes every time a dev tosses out an unwanted ZIP drive from a project, clears out an old storage locker, or recycles piles of their old design notes.

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.

Voting For Your 2019 Games Of The Year Is Now Closed

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Voting For Your 2019 Games Of The Year Is Now Closed

Update: Our 2019 GOTY Reader Poll is now closed. Thank you to all who voted! Stay tuned both online and in issue 322 of Game Informer magazine for the results!

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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.