Replay – Nanobreaker

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Replay – Nanobreaker

At some point in your gaming life, you lost your cool playing a game that seemed unfair, broken, or downright difficult. Nanobreaker was one of those games for me. This PlayStation 2 atrocity from Konami nearly broke me as a game critic. Join me in a fearful look back at this game, as we explore Nanotechnology Island (not kidding) for just a few minutes. My frustration in the game once again bubbles to the surface, and we shift gears to another game that doesn't withstand the test of time. We repeat our actions and end up playing a game that we really need to spend more time with.

We're also coming up on the eve of the Super Replay Showdow...wait...Replay Civil War. Yeah, that's what we're calling it this year. Civil War. Two Game Informer teams locked in war. Should be fun. It should be hitting in the next week or two. Keep an eye out for it, and place your bets now on who will win!

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Replay – Nanobreaker

about X hours ago from
Replay – Nanobreaker

At some point in your gaming life, you lost your cool playing a game that seemed unfair, broken, or downright difficult. Nanobreaker was one of those games for me. This PlayStation 2 atrocity from Konami nearly broke me as a game critic. Join me in a fearful look back at this game, as we explore Nanotechnology Island (not kidding) for just a few minutes. My frustration in the game once again bubbles to the surface, and we shift gears to another game that doesn't withstand the test of time. We repeat our actions and end up playing a game that we really need to spend more time with.

We're also coming up on the eve of the Super Replay Showdow...wait...Replay Civil War. Yeah, that's what we're calling it this year. Civil War. Two Game Informer teams locked in war. Should be fun. It should be hitting in the next week or two. Keep an eye out for it, and place your bets now on who will win!

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Watch Us Play Jackbox Party Pack 4 With Its Developers

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Watch Us Play Jackbox Party Pack 4 With Its Developers

The Jackbox Party Pack series is beloved around the GI office. It's unique hook of using a smartphone web browser to play made it a staple of parties with friends and family since the first Party Pack released in 2014.

Now, a few weeks before the release of Jackbox Party Pack 4, we're joined by two directors from Jackbox Games, Arnie Niekamp and Ryan DiGiorgi to run through every game in the new package. Watch them, Ben Hanson, Joe Juba, Ben Reeves, and me try to outwit each other in a variety of hilarious new challenges.

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Watch Us Play Jackbox Party Pack 4 With Devs

about X hours ago from
Watch Us Play Jackbox Party Pack 4 With Devs

The Jackbox Party Pack series is beloved around the GI office. It's unique hook of using a smartphone web browser to play made it a staple of parties with friends and family since the first Party Pack released in 2014.

Now, a few weeks before the release of Jackbox Party Pack 4, we're joined by two directors from Jackbox Games, Arnie Niekamp and Ryan DiGiorgi to run through every game in the new package. Watch them, Ben Hanson, Joe Juba, Ben Reeves, and me try to outwit each other in a variety of hilarious new challenges.

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Funny To A Point – Turns Out I'm Obsessed With Destiny 2 Now

about X hours ago from
Funny To A Point – Turns Out I'm Obsessed With Destiny 2 Now

No, you aren't experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, and you haven't stumbled through a time rift to two weeks ago (at least as far as I know). I did indeed devote last column to Destiny 2, which outlined my impressions (and late-night narcolepsy) in meticulous detail. But a lot can change in two weeks. An adorable puppy can grow into a ferocious adult wolf.* A bag of organic compost can dissolve and leak horrendously putrid garbage juice all over your kitchen counter.** And a game like Destiny 2 can go from being a fun-if-somewhat-forgettable romp to a full-blown, loot-driven obsession. I won't say Destiny 2 has ruined my life yet, but I'm standing on the precipice of a dark abyss and intently staring in.

Funny To A Point – Turns Out I'm Obsessed With Destiny 2 Now

about X hours ago from
Funny To A Point – Turns Out I'm Obsessed With Destiny 2 Now

No, you aren't experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, and you haven't stumbled through a time rift to two weeks ago (at least as far as I know). I did indeed devote last column to Destiny 2, which outlined my impressions (and late-night narcolepsy) in meticulous detail. But a lot can change in two weeks. An adorable puppy can grow into a ferocious adult wolf.* A bag of organic compost can dissolve and leak horrendously putrid garbage juice all over your kitchen counter.** And a game like Destiny 2 can go from being a fun-if-somewhat-forgettable romp to a full-blown, loot-driven obsession. I won't say Destiny 2 has ruined my life yet, but I'm standing on the precipice of a dark abyss and intently staring in.

Is Middle-earth: Shadow Of War The End Of Talion's Story?

about X hours ago from
Is Middle-earth: Shadow Of War The End Of Talion's Story?

We're nearing the end of our month of coverage on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, so now we want to look toward the future. While visiting Monolith Productions, we spoke with VP of creative Michael de Plater about the future of the Middle-earth series. He emphasized that this game will slot into The Lord of the Rings films and that there are still some surprises left in this game.

Watch the interview with de Plater below to learn what the team is saying about the future of Talion and Middle-earth. 

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Opinion: Why It’s Okay That You Can’t Find An SNES Classic

about X hours ago from
Opinion: Why It’s Okay That You Can’t Find An SNES Classic

I feel like a chump. Nintendo’s SNES Classic system released this morning and I spent the better part of my morning driving between Targets and Walmarts looking for a small plastic box that resembles one of my favorite childhood toys. I didn’t get one, but I did waste a lot of gas.

I couldn't find an SNES Classic this morning, so I just threw 80 dollars in the garbage.

I feel like a fool, because I really don’t need an SNES Classic for the games. I’ve already played most of the titles collected on the system, and if I want to play them again, I still own most of them (a couple times over in some cases). Hell, I still have my original SNES system.

Opinion: Why It’s Okay That You Can’t Find An SNES Classic

about X hours ago from
Opinion: Why It’s Okay That You Can’t Find An SNES Classic

I feel like a chump. Nintendo’s SNES Classic system released this morning and I spent the better part of my morning driving between Targets and Walmarts looking for a small plastic box that resembles one of my favorite childhood toys. I didn’t get one, but I did waste a lot of gas.

I couldn't find an SNES Classic this morning, so I just threw 80 dollars in the garbage.

I feel like a fool, because I really don’t need an SNES Classic for the games. I’ve already played most of the titles collected on the system, and if I want to play them again, I still own most of them (a couple times over in some cases). Hell, I still have my original SNES system.