Test Chamber – Exploring The Dreamscape In Final Fantasy XV's Platinum Demo

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Final Fantasy XV is still a ways out, but Square Enix has released yet another demo, this one letting you play protagonist Noctis as he wanders around his dreams, fighting baddies and hanging with a mysterious rabbit creature.

Join Matt Miller and Javy Gwaltney as the delve into Noctis' dreams and discover what glorious oddities await them. Final Fantasy XV is due to be released on September 30, 2016 on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Test Chamber – Exploring The Dreamscape In Final Fantasy XV's Platinum Demo

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Test Chamber – Exploring The Dreamscape In Final Fantasy XV's Platinum Demo

Final Fantasy XV is still a ways out, but Square Enix has released yet another demo, this one letting you play protagonist Noctis as he wanders around his dreams, fighting baddies and hanging with a mysterious rabbit creature.

Join Matt Miller and Javy Gwaltney as the delve into Noctis' dreams and discover what glorious oddities await them. Final Fantasy XV is due to be released on September 30, 2016 on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Test Chamber – Hyper Light Drifter's Entrancing Early Moments

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Test Chamber – Hyper Light Drifter's Entrancing Early Moments

Heart Machine's Kickstarter success story, Hyper Light Drifter, released this week and it only takes a few minutes to recognize it is something special.

We play through the game's opening and explore the eastern area a little bit and I do something I have never been able to do in any Game Informer video content – I keep my mouth shut. The game's opening cutscene is fantastic, and its soundtrack (from Fez composer Disasterpeace) makes it even better. Going into the cutscene, I promise to not talk and I actually pulled it off. It's harder than it looks.

Hyper Light Drifter is available now on PC and Mac, and is coming to consoles soon. Our review for Hyper Light Drifter will be online soon.

Is Hardcore Henry One Of The Best Action Movies In Years Or An Experimental Disaster?

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Is Hardcore Henry One Of The Best Action Movies In Years Or An Experimental Disaster?

Hardcore Henry, a first-person action movie filmed entirely with a GoPro camera and heavily inspired by video games, comes out next week. Editors Javy Gwaltney and Daniel Tack got the chance to see the movie early and have had a chance to digest their thoughts so they can share them with you. Here. Right now!

Javy Gwaltney: So...Hardcore Henry. That is a motion picture, for sure.

Dan Tack: Indeed, I really liked the experiment anyway. The film, not so much. Listen, I’m all for nonstop action and gratuitous violence. I actually like those things (not for real) as a fan of schlocky action flicks, B-horror films, and worse, but the underpinnings of a 13-year old boy's masturbatory, testosterone-injected fantasy were just too much here at times. The dialogue was ridiculous, and not in a good way, since it took itself sort of seriously (while the movie didn’t take itself seriously most of the time) and the nonstop FPS (yeah, let’s just call it that because that’s what it is) action eventually got boring because there was just so much of it. That’s my hot take. But there were also plenty of things I did like about the film, too.

Phil Spencer Discusses Microsoft’s Unpopular PC Moves And Xbox One Evolution

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Microsoft’s Build 2016 Developer conference is a developer-focused gathering that expands its reach well beyond Microsoft’s Xbox division to talk about the technology surrounding all of Microsoft’s products. With the Universal Window Platform causing so many of Microsoft’s departments to overlap, though, Spencer was on hand (his first time at a Build conference) to talk about Xbox One and Windows gaming. After showing off some new details on stage during the keynote, Spencer took part in a round table discussion to answer questions about everything from his plans for the Xbox, to what goes through is head when he selects his wardrobe.

Will all first-party Microsoft games release on both Windows and Xbox One moving forward?

Game Infarcer 2016 Edition: Bloodborne 2, Destiny DLC, and More

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Game Infarcer 2016 Edition: Bloodborne 2, Destiny DLC, and More

Instead of elaborate pranks, we celebrate April Fools' Day with Game Infarcer, a parody gaming magazine. The feature contains all-fake news, reviews, and interviews; even the editor-in-chief is fake. We include Game Infarcer annually in our April issue, but now you can read this year's edition online.

It all starts with a fantastic cover illustration from artist Zander Cannon (who is also the mind behind the comic Kaijumax). Check out this video for the full image and a deeper dive on the process, where we sit down with Cannon for a look at the creation of the cover art its many hidden Easter eggs.  

If you like what you see here in Game Infarcer, don't forget to read last year's edition for some similar (but outdated) humor. 

Your April Fools' Day 2016 Round-Up

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Your April Fools' Day 2016 Round-Up

Did someone say your shoes were untied this morning? Did you get into work and find your keyboard's buttons had been rearranged? On the way to work, did someone honk at you and yell that you almost hit their car? Don't worry! Check the date!

They were all just (probably) making hilarious April Fools' Day japes. If you follow the games industry, you know that companies like to have fun today, too, with fake announcements and things that might almost pass for humor if you squint hard enough.

We're rounding up everything we find today, and putting it in one place for you. Be sure to check back throughout the day, because the jokes don't show any signs of letting up.

Test Chamber – Putting Quantum Break's Time Powers To The Test

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Test Chamber – Putting Quantum Break's Time Powers To The Test

Time waits for no man – except Jack Joyce. In Remedy's latest action shooter, players take control of Jack who has acquired the ability to manipulate time in a series of really cool ways. Here's a look at some of the time-bending firefights you can expect to get into in Quantum Break when the game releases next week.

Earlier in the month, we showed you some of Quantum Break's opening moments, but join Javy Gwaltney and Ben Reeves as they dive further into the game, infiltrate one of Monarch's facilities, and survive a series of epic, time-manipulating firefights. Quantum Break releases on PC and Xbox One on April 5, but you can read our review right here.

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