Answering Community Questions On Doom

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With the end of our month of Doom coverage right around the corner, we're once again bringing community questions to the developers. On this special edition of The Game Informer Show, Andrew Reiner and Matthew Bertz brought your biggest Doom inquiries to Marty Stratton the game's director.

You can watch the Doom interview below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

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Play Final Fantasy VII With Us In Our New Game Club

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For some time, members of the Game Informer staff have wanted to organize a game club so that the entire Game Informer community could play something alongside one another. We're pleased to officially announce the GI Game Club. The goal is to not just play a classic – in this case the PlayStation JRPG phenomenon Final Fantasy VII – but to also examine certain aspects of games and present our findings for discussion on the podcast and website. Our Game Club can't exist without you, the GI Show listeners/viewers, playing in tandem with us and writing in your comments and insight. To help kickstart the GI Game Club, we're starting off by giving away 20 codes for FF VII on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Answering Community Questions On Doom

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Answering Community Questions On Doom

With the end of our month of Doom coverage right around the corner, we're once again bringing community questions to the developers. On this special edition of The Game Informer Show, Andrew Reiner and Matthew Bertz brought your biggest Doom inquiries to Marty Stratton the game's director.

You can watch the Doom interview below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

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Come Join The GI Game Club

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Sometimes we all want to delve deeper and discuss together what makes a game truly memorable. Why is it fun? In what ways did a particular game innovate when it first released? How did the design dovetail with the storytelling? We’re asking you to join us as we take a closer look at games through the GI Game Club. We're beginning with Final Fantasy VII.

With each game, we’ll be announcing our selection a few weeks before our initial discussion, so that you have a chance to dig in and explore what it has to offer. If you tackled the game a long time ago, you should have time for a replay. We’ll post initial discussion topics and questions for you to consider and talk about with your friends. In the weeks that follow, we’ll have a dedicated podcast segment in which we’ll discuss the game in detail. When possible, we may even have special guests on to join in the discussion. Equally important, we’ll ask for your thoughts and questions via email, and use those to help inform our podcast discussion.

Darkest Dungeon Survival Guide

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If you’re heading into Red Hook Studio’s Darkest Dungeon, you’ll probably be sending tons of poor heroes off to their demise before you start putting things together. It has a lot to take in, from finding out which item works with what object inside the dungeons to crafting powerful team compositions with the perfect set of skills. While a lot of the fun in Darkest Dungeon comes from figuring things out for yourself and taking down the big bosses, we’re here to give you a solid starting base of knowledge to work with, so that while your characters may lose their sanity along the way, you won’t. Join us for some Darkest Dungeon survival tips.

The Hamlet is your base of operations. When you go out adventuring, you’ll be constantly collecting various pieces that can be spent here to improve your buildings and their associated offerings. You should focus on getting the maximum roster size and carriage offerings (the number of new heroes that show up to your town each week) as top priority so you can assemble better teams. As the costs for that get more steep, consider investing in weapon and skill upgrades to make life easier, and pick ONE row of stress reducing options to max out and focus on it – this will make it cheaper to cure stress problems if you have them. 

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (January 21, 2016)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (January 21, 2016)

Assassin's Creed seemed to dominate this week's blogs, but we're okay with that. Read on for another collection of excellent blogs from the community.

Community Blogs For January 14 – January 20:

My Companion In Time: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of TimePower blogger GerardoExber breaks hearts immediately by telling us he traded away his Resident Evil 2 cartridge, but he saves us from heartache: He used the trade to get Ocarina of Time. It's safe to say this game means more to Gerardo than most of us – and I absolutely adore Link.

Five Ways That The Division Is Like Destiny, And Nine Ways It’s Not

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Destiny has been a regular gaming destination for many players in the last year and a half, thanks in large part to slotting into a distinct genre that borrows liberally from shooters, MMOs, and open-world RPGs to create something new. Part of its lasting appeal is the social experience and character improvement options, helping to ensure that there’s always something to work on when you log in. Equally important, few if any other games on the market offer the same mix of activities.

That’s why we were excited to finally spend some extended time with The Division, the first game that seems to genuinely offer a similar suite of features to Destiny. After several hours exploring The Division, it’s clear that the comparison to Destiny is more than superficial. At the same time, several features set Ubisoft’s new shooter apart. 

If you’re a Destiny player, here’s what familiar features you can expect to uncover, along with a few additional elements that make The Division an entirely different game. 

The Explosive, Modified Arsenal of Doom

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The Explosive, Modified Arsenal of Doom

Doom is an iconic first-person shooter for a litany of reasons, but one of the most memorable ways it always stuck out in my mind was the fantastic array of weaponry. From the satisfying thud of the double-barrel shotgun to the room-clearing force of the BFG 9000, few shooters created in the 22 years since its debut have such a memorable arsenal.

During our hands-on sessions at id Software, we got a chance to see how these weapons are evolving in the new Doom with the addition of mods. Unlocked via field drones you come across in the campaign, these alterations give you a new way to play with these legendary weapons.

Here is a brief rundown of the guns we got to use to cleanse the demon uprising. 

Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2016

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2016

2015 was fantastic for gamers who love quality adventures. Life is Strange, Tales From The Borderlands, SOMA, Broken Age, and more helped form one of the strongest years in recent memory for the adventure genre, and it looks like 2016 might be just as exciting. As a staff, we discussed all the upcoming adventure games we’re most excited for and these were our picks.

10. Last Life (PC)Release: 2016

Last Life is an adventure game that begins with protagonist Jack Parker’s death, but it’s okay – he’s brought back to life via the technological miracle that is 3D printing and goes back to investigating the case that led to his murder. Another twist: he's only got four hours to get the job done before he's dead again. No pressure. Outside of its intriguing premise, Last Life is also a visual feast with a slick presentation of Mars cityscapes that gives off a strong noir vibe. We’re looking forward to seeing what treacherous alleyways and night clubs Parker’s dark journey leads us down.