The 10 Best Persona Characters

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The 10 Best Persona Characters

The Persona series has introduced us to many interesting characters over the years. More recently, its casts of the third and fourth games have taken the series to new places with spin-offs, such as Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. For now, Persona 5 is still waiting in the wings, so we decided to look back on some of the best companions so far. With so many great allies, you can only imagine the difficulty of dwindling them down to 10.

M.C. Makoto Yuki (Persona 3)Makoto is the player character of Persona 3, but he might just be one of the best characters to grace the games thanks to his sacrifices. Makoto is partly a reflection of you, but his role in Persona 3's plot is grand, and it's his selflessness that makes him so admirable. When the SEES need a level-headed leader, he steps up to the plate, keeping the crew on task and bringing them together when they need it most.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 1, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 1, 2015)

This week may not have featured a lot of blogs, but what we found were of the highest quality. From getting sweet loot in Destiny while sick, to enjoying the more mundane things in video game life, this week's blogs are a fun read.

Community Blogs For September 24 – September 30:

Even More Glee With The PS4 Screenshot Function (Destiny Edition!) The community seems to love taking in-game screenshots, and Rebekah Lang's blog of Destiny shots does not disappoint. They're nice to look at, making me wish I had time to jump back into the sci-fi world.

Never Played Shenmue? Watch Us Play The First 18 Hours

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Never Played Shenmue? Watch Us Play The First 18 Hours

With Shenmue 3's Kickstarter officially funded, numerous people in Game Informer's community sent in requests for complete Super Replay playthroughs of the first two games in the Shenmue series. Several Game Informer staffers also expressed interest in either revisiting this series or seeing it for the first time. Since we already have numerous Super Replay projects in the works, yet wanted to get a Shenmue playthrough going now, we decided to record it as a crowd-driven experiment of sorts. If you like what you see, and want more of it, we'll return with more episodes. Just let us know in the comments section below or on YouTube.

The Sexiest Exotic Armor In Destiny

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The Sexiest Exotic Armor In Destiny

Shortly after Destiny originally launched in 2014, we went through and highlighted our favorite looking weapons in the game [http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/10/26/the-five-coolest-looking-weapons-in-destiny.aspx]. Of course, that list only included weapons that appeared in the base game, and didn’t account for items that would release in later expansions. Today, we’re taking a similar tack to examine the coolest looking armor in the game, but this time, we have over a year’s worth of entries to choose between. Did your favorite make the list?

We’ve kept the focus here on cosmetic and aesthetic coolness; this isn’t a list of the best functional armor pieces. And while there are loads of awesome armor pieces from the raids, Trials of Osiris, Prison of Elders, and Iron Banner, we’ve kept the focus here specifically on Exotic pieces. 

Luke Skywalker Can Finally Pilot His Weird Toy Spaceship In Disney Infinity 3.0

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Star Wars nerds, this one's for you. Remember that little spaceship toy that Luke Skywalker was dinking around with in Uncle Owen's workshop during Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope? You're forgiven if you don't; as moments go, it doesn't exactly rank up there with the Death Star's destruction or even when that Jawa tried to sell a faulty droid. That ship's relative obscurity made it a perfect Disney Infinity 3.0 addition for superfans, as we learned from Rise Against the Empire play-set creators, Studio Gobo.

The ship in question is the T-16 Skyhopper, which was what Luke flew with Biggs Darklighter to control the local womp-rat population. While it did appear in toy form during A New Hope, audiences never saw the ship in action until Return of the Jedi's special edition, where it was shown soaring above Mos Eisley during the big musical finale. Its humble origins made it another great candidate for the game, according to Studio Gobo art director Paul Ayliffe. " We felt it would be a nice reference to the movie scenes to include it as a toy in the playset, given it's featured in the film as a toy. The Skyhopper is the first vehicle we unlock for the player in Tatooine. It’s used to teach the flying mechanics early on and also offers the player the chance to take it for a spin around Beggars Canyon."

Watch Us Play FIFA 16 With Pro Soccer Players

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Watch Us Play FIFA 16 With Pro Soccer Players

FIFA 16 is out in the wild, which means millions of players are running onto the virtual pitch to check out its new offerings. To get a more informed perspective on how the EA Sports' latest soccer title captures the essence of the beautiful game, we invited players from the future MLS franchise Minnesota United FC to GI headquarters to play a match and discuss their impressions.

Check out the video below to see defensemen Tyler Polak and Brent Kallman discuss what they like about the new version, how they would like to see the game evolve, and what they think their player ratings will be once MN United FC joins the MLS. 

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Test Chamber – Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

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Test Chamber – Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

After a lengthy hiatus, the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise is back. Following the poorly received Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred games that released in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Robomodo hopes to return the franchise to its former glory by taking a back-to-basics approach and releasing the first numbered entry in over a decade.

Our review isn't ready quite yet, but we figured we could take a peek at the structure of the game, as well as how the gameplay looks in action. Join Ben Reeves and Brian Shea as they dive into the opening moments of the main game and tackle some of the missions. They also give a glimpse of the customization options available to players as they start their time with THPS 5.

You can check back later this week or early next week for our full review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. In the meantime, you can get an idea of how the game plays by checking out the video below.