Test Chamber – A Bridge Troll With A Sweet Tooth In King's Quest Chapter I

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The Odd Gentlemen and Sierra Entertainment have allied to bring back the legendary adventure game series, King's Quest. The first chapter of the episodic game, A Knight to Remember, is available now, and it's a whimsical good time (read my review). Come along with us as we take a stroll down King Graham's memory lane, go ingredient hunting for a baker, and meet a...well-connected denizen of Daventry.

Andrew Reiner and I pick up from where his save last left off: on a mission to collect the eye of a hideous beast so that Graham can enter a tournament to become the knight he's destined to be. If you're sensitive to solutions for puzzle spoilers, then please avert your eyes. Otherwise, if you're looking for a good example of what players will be doing in Daventry, please join us by watching the episode below.

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Every Single PlayStation 4 Exclusive To Date

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Many gamers lack the cash to purchase multiple consoles, forcing them to choose between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U based on the games available for each. Even if you do have them all, it's always handy to know which games you can only play on any particular system. To make sure you're getting the most out of what your PS4 has to offer, we've compiled an exhaustive list of all the exclusive titles for Sony's console. Note: some games are also playable on PC, but their only console release is on the PlayStation 4. We will update this list periodically.

[Editor's Note: This list was co-written by Alissa McAloon, Christian Belland, and Hershall Cook]

Abzu Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Giant Squid
Release: 2016
"Players can press a button to assemble and swim with schools of fish...or even ride larger, more solitary animals like this sea turtle – if they trust you. The game contains tens of thousands of fish of all kinds and through different eras, with possibly thousands onscreen at the same time. They have their own routines and exist in the game's food chain – which the player can have a hand in. As you explore deeper into the game you'll uncover different environments with their own puzzles." – Matthew Kato

Everything We Know About Fallout 4 So Far

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Everything We Know About Fallout 4 So Far

When it was revealed at this year’s E3, Fallout 4 instantly became one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Through various demonstrations and announcements, we’re gradually learning more and more about the post-apocalyptic, open-world RPG.

This list is your one-stop shop for all of the big news about Bethesda’s blockbuster; we’ll keep it updated with the latest info and features leading up to Fallout 4’s big release on November 10.

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Here’s Why Dragon Quest XI Might (Not) Make It To North America

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Here’s Why Dragon Quest XI Might (Not) Make It To North America

The next entry in the famed and long-running Dragon Quest series has finally been announced. At a recent press conference, Square Enix unveiled footage of Dragon Quest XI, confirming its existence. Right now, the game has only been confirmed for Japan, raising the question of whether it will see a release in North America.

North American fans have seen their share of disappointments regarding which recent Dragon Quest games reach our shores - so much so I wrote an editorial last year, voicing my concern about the series' future stateside. Since then, Square Enix has continued to launch older entries on mobile, and even surprised me by announcing Dragon Quest Heroes PS4. Now the burning question on fans' minds is: Will Dragon Quest XI see the light of day in North America? I tapped editor and longtime fan Dan Tack to discuss the probability that Square Enix takes the plunge.

Seen At Summer Games Done Quick 2015

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Summer Games Done Quick 2015, the annual charity speedrunning marathon event, is going strong, and we went and checked it out and snapped a few pictures.

This year, for the first time, the event is taking place in St. Paul, the nearby sister city to Minneapolis, where Game Informer's offices are located in Minnesota. We stopped by late last night to check out The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' speedrun live, and were lucky enough to get a tour of the event. Above you will see the main hall where the speedruns take place.

Here's a much closer, and much darker look at where all the action happens.

Top 8 Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Games

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An apocalypse might not be great for the denizens of Earth, but it’s an awesome backdrop to create interesting and unforgiving worlds for players. From nuclear-tinged wastelands to abandoned cities, the post-apocalyptic setting offers storytellers a chance to start fresh – and embrace the harsh realities of society breaking down when survival is the only thing that matters. Today we take a look at some upcoming titles that happen in a forsaken future, and our obsession with inevitable doom (Number 5 will blow your mind).

8. The Division

Ubisoft’s open-world shooter tasks players with restoring order after a pandemic spreads. As a member of a special unit of agents tasked with getting things back to normal in the case of a complete collapse, it’s up to you to do whatever it takes to get New York City back to some semblance of our privileged reality. In traditional fashion, the actual cause behind the apocalypse takes a second-seat to the depths of depravity that man can sink to when the chips are down, and you have to battle plenty of other less-than-noble survivors for a shot at collecting important loot and securing essential objectives. As showcased in a recent video, even your friends can quickly turn to enemies when something valuable is on the line.

10 Ridiculous Action Heroes To Take On The Terminator In WWE 2K16

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As with most sports series, the annual installments of WWE 2K can start to feel all too similar. However, Visual Concepts proved it's willing to shake things up with yesterday's surprise announcement that the Terminator is entering the ring. With Arnold Schwarzenegger upping the competition, we dreamed up 10 more iconic action heroes that Visual Concepts should include to even the odds.

Sylvester Stallone (circa Rambo)There's only one action hero with as much gravitas as the Govenator, and that's Sly Stallone. While the meat-mouthed actor's role as Rocky Balboa would make the cleanest transition to the squared circle, if he's going to take down a killer robot, he'll have to go full-on Rambo. After all, the renegade war hero has single-handedly slaughtered entire platoons of enemy combatants – he's as much of a Terminator as any time-traveling mechanical assassin. Naturally, Rambo would have his own suite of signature moves that players could perform, such as slitting an opponents' throats from behind with his giant survival knife and firing his machine gun while his muscles jiggle in slow motion. He could even use his explosive arrows to blow up morons in the crowd that bring huge cardboard cutouts of their own stupid heads.

What We Can Learn From The First Mafia III Image

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What We Can Learn From The First Mafia III Image

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Earlier today 2K Games revealed the key art for Mafia III, the third entry in the cult organized crime series. After looking closely at the image, we gleaned some hints at the new setting and era. Here are our educated guesses on where 2K is taking the franchise. 

Arrivederci La Cosa Nostra?Judging from the wardrobe and haircuts on display in this image, Mafia III could be branching out from its Italian Mafia roots in favor of a more eclectic organized crime experience. Toned down are the slick haircuts and power suits of the early mobsters in this first piece of art. Though the silhouettes make it hard to see what exactly each of the four characters is wearing, the inclusion of a woman with an afro and a few people not wearing traditional mafioso garb point to a new direction (or at least a team-up). Perhaps the gangsters are more Leftie Ruggiero than Lucky Luciano, but the early indications point to a diversification of subject matter.

Life After Iwata: Will Nintendo Stay The Course Or Chart A Bold New Path?

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Life After Iwata: Will Nintendo Stay The Course Or Chart A Bold New Path?

Earlier this month, the gaming industry lost a bright, creative mind in Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The longtime Nintendo leader's untimely and tragic death was felt throughout the community, and his absence leaves us poorer.

But while the company grieves its beloved leader, business must go on. From this perspective, Iwata leaves behind the first steps toward correcting some of Nintendo’s recent financial troubles. The mobile partnership with DeNA will bring new, unique titles to smartphones and tablets. DeNA is also working on a successor to Club Nintendo, which will hopefully transition licensing from hardware-based to account-based.

Nintendo has a difficult road ahead finding a new CEO, and speculation has emerged that famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto or senior managing director Genyo Takeda might be Nintendo's best options. The company must decide if it wants to stay the course with incremental changes to its philosophy or bring someone in to overhaul operations and enter into more direct competition with Sony and Microsoft. 

Analysis - Iwata's Untimely Passing Creates A Leadership Opportunity Born From Tragedy

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Earlier this month, the gaming industry lost a bright, creative mind in Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The longtime Nintendo leader's untimely and tragic death was felt throughout the community, and his absence leaves us poorer.

But while the company grieves its beloved leader, business must go on. From this perspective, Iwata leaves behind the first steps toward correcting some of Nintendo’s recent financial troubles. The mobile partnership with DeNA will bring new, unique titles to smartphones and tablets. DeNA is also working on a successor to Club Nintendo, which will hopefully transition licensing from hardware-based to account-based.

Nintendo has a difficult road ahead finding a new CEO. The company must decide if it wants to stay the course with incremental changes to its philosophy or bring someone in to overhaul operations to bring them into more direct competition with Sony and Microsoft.