Test Chamber – Funk Of Titans

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Funk of Titans by A Crowd of Monsters combines 70's funk and modern pop culture with ancient Greece. It's an odd mash up, but before you know it you'll be sporting a Stormtrooper mask with a giant boombox while smashing the faces of Greek soldiers.

Most of the levels borrow from the endless runner formula, forcing the player to stay on their toes as they jump and bash through enemies. Join Andrew Reiner and Jeff Cork as they try to get funky in this Xbox One platformer.

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Comparing Uncharted 4's Story And Gameplay To The Last Of Us

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Comparing Uncharted 4's Story And Gameplay To The Last Of Us

Following last year's staff shake-up, Naughty Dog announced that the duo behind The Last of Us would be leading development on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While visiting Naughty Dog for our February cover story on the game, we spoke to game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann about the process of leaving The Last of Us behind and returning to the adventures of Nathan Drake. We discuss the overwhelming response to The Last of Us, dealing with the shift in tone between The Last of Us and Uncharted, and how the gameplay and development compares between the games. 

Watch the video below to learn about the difficulty of developing a game like Uncharted 4 and what the team thinks of creating a sequel to The Last of Us.

Warning: This video contains some spoilers for the Uncharted series, The Last of Us, and its Left Behind DLC.

Our Readers' Top Five Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

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Our Readers' Top Five Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

Earlier this week, we ran a reader discussion asking our readers what game they are most anticipating. Readers had tons of games on their mind, and many had trouble just picking one. We've tallied the results, and it was a close one. Plenty of games such as No Man's Sky, The Division, and Star Wars: Battlefront just missed the cut. Without further ado, here are the top five picks and some of the responses.  

5. The Legend of Zelda Wii U

4. Batman: Arkham Knight

Destiny - Xur's Gear And Upgrades For The Weekend Of January 9

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Xur is back in Destiny’s Tower, but this week his offerings are a little lighter than usual. He often carries with him an exotic engram, but you won’t find one in stock this weekend.

The Agent of the Nine can be found just inside the Hangar (go down the stairs and bear right). Warlocks will likely be disappointed as the chest armor for sale and both gear upgrades are the same as last week. Here’s what he’s got this week:

Last Word (exotic hand cannon) - 23 strange coins

Readers' Choice Best Of 2014 Awards

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Yesterday, we shared the results of over a month of deliberating, debating, and obscenity-filled arguments: Game Informer's picks for the best games of 2014. Today, we're back with the results from this year's readers' poll. Just how "wrong" were we? Read on to find out what your fellow readers think.

Over 7,500 readers took the survey, and while there was plenty of overlap with our editor picks, there were some notable exceptions as well. Let's crunch some stats.

Best PlayStation 4 Exclusive: Infamous Second SonNo surprises here: As with the G.I. editors, readers overwhelmingly chose Infamous Second Son over Sony's only other PS4 exclusive, Driveclub. Infamous raked in 93.7% of the vote, leaving Driveclub in a distant second.

Test Chamber – Trying Out Breakout In The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta

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The Halo 5 multiplayer beta continues with the addition of a new game mode called Breakout. It’s a fast-paced, close-quarters style of match that feels a little more like Counter Strike than our beloved Halo. But despite the lack of rockets and warthogs, we’ve been enjoying it.

Join Kyle Hilliard and myself as we dodge, duck, clamber, and miss crucial head shots in 343 Industries’ latest gift to the Halo community.

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Super Replay – Raw Danger Episode 3

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Super Replay – Raw Danger Episode 3

Another great year of Replay is at an end. We played plenty of good games, more bad games than we should have, said goodbye to dear friends, and opened the door for new ones (like myself and another you'll meet in the new year.) The year ahead is loaded with surprises, including the much talked about Replay: Season 3, something I've been working closely with Reiner on since I started.

But before we get there, we're inviting you to our annual event: the 12.31.14 Super Replay. Holding true to recent traditions, we picked a game that takes place around the holidays, and is downright terrible. Raw Danger is the perfect fit. What we didn't count on was a love story. How will the Game Informer crew handle this? I won't ruin the surprise for you, but they get emotional, and even share their feelings with each other during the slower moments.

Sit back and enjoy the show, folks. I think you'll dig this Super Replay. And not to spoil the future, but we're rolling right into another Super Replay of a bad game as soon as this one finishes! After today's early release, the next episode airs on Sunday. After that, new episodes air every Thursday and Sunday.

Test Chamber – Five-Player Chaos In #IDARB

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Test Chamber – Five-Player Chaos In #IDARB

#IDARB is an insane game that lets you pit breakfast against Killer Instinct fighters in something that feels a little like 2D basketball.

The game was crowd-sourced on twitter by developer Other Ocean who posted an image of a pixelated red box and asked everyone what he should do with it.

Join myself, Wade Wojcik, Daniel Tack, Jeff Cork, and a surprise appearance by editor in chief Andy McNamara. We play a few rounds of It Draws a Red Box (better known as #IDARB) flip-flopping teams and fighters as we try to score points.

Buyers And Sellers Traffic In Gray Market Amiibos As Prices Continue To Rise

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Buyers And Sellers Traffic In Gray Market Amiibos As Prices Continue To Rise

Whether people are purchasing them to put on a shelf or use in game, Amiibo figures are in high demand. Retail locations can’t seem to keep the figures in stock, and there is even fear that some of the original characters are gone for good.

The plastic figures, which can be used in a variety of recent and upcoming Nintendo titles, carry a suggested retail price of $12.99. Secondary vendors are commanding two to three times that for many characters. 

Pit, Captain Falcon, Little Mac, and Fox McCloud all carry prices between $30 and $40 on fixed-price marketplaces like Amazon. Rates on eBay fluctuate, with these figures landing consistently in these ranges.

Opinion – 2015 Is Anyone's Year

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Going into 2014, the PlayStation 4 had a clear advantage. While Sony’s latest console flew off shelves during its launch window in late 2013, Microsoft’s Xbox One couldn't attain the same sales under the weight of a higher price tag and unclear pre-release brand messaging. At the same time, Nintendo’s Wii U struggled to provide enough compelling reasons for the average gamer to adopt the console.

The playing field looks a lot more level going into 2015. Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 made Wii U feel like a much more essential system, and the lower cost of entry of the Kinect-less Xbox One enticed many to take the plunge. The PlayStation 4 continued to sell extremely well (to the tune of 18.5 million units worldwide), but near the end of the year, the Xbox One and Wii U had more compelling exclusives. As a result, 2015 feels like a whole new ballgame.