Dissecting Resident Evil HD Remaster

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In our most recent Super Replay, Game Informer's Tim Turi spent hours and hours comparing the original Resident Evil from 1996 to the magnificent remake for the GameCube in 2002. While visiting Japan for our cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2, Tim sat down with the producer of the upcoming HD version of that GameCube remake Yoshiaki Hirabayashi to compare this 2015 version to the 2002 original. Since this is not your average HD port of a 3D game, the team at Capcom has had their hands full trying to remaster the remaster in the best way possible. What are they changing along the way? Check out the video interview with Hirabayashi to learn more.

Watch the video below to see plenty of gameplay from the HD version of the remaster and learn how the team is updating a revered classic.

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Test Chamber – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Borderlands is back, and this time players will be working for Handsome Jack on Pandora's moon, Elpis. How do the new heroes, environment, and weapons stack up, and will fans of the series enjoy the latest excursion? Sure, you could read our review to find out, but why not watch the game in action with your very own peepers instead?

Andrew Reiner, Wade Wojcik, and I tackle an early mission in The Pre-Sequel, which involves helping Handsome Jack fend off invading rebels. In addition to fighting of an early boss, we take a look at Claptrap's hilarious active ability, and take a few fledgling steps on moon. Watch the video below for plenty of action, inappropriate humor (warning: some of the dialogue is NSFW), and our impressions of The Pre-Sequel and the series as a whole.

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How To Play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Like A Professional

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Pandora is a deadly vacation destination for amateur vault hunters, and the planet's moon, Elpis, isn't any better. While Borderlands fans will feel right at home in The Pre-Sequel, the low-gravity environment, new enemy types, and downright annoying boss battles may prove vexing for new players and veterans alike. Unless, of course, you were to have a handful of incredible, life-saving tips from a professional gamer.

If you're like me, you don't just simply play games for fun – you play them for a living, and your knowledge and expertise are in hot demand. But let's be real: You're not like me, and that's okay. In order for there to be an upper echelon of professional gamers like me, there has to be hordes of unremarkable amateurs like yourself for us to loom over.

Lucky for you, I'm not the looming type. Instead, I've used my amazing gifts to help confounded players understand the dangerous open worlds of SkyrimFar Cry 3, and GTA V, and to survive their harrowing journeys in Tomb RaiderThe Last of Us, and Dark Souls II. Today I'm back with more tips to help you survive some dire situations you may encounter in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Test Chamber – Project Spark

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We're still working on our Project Spark review, but in the meantime, you can take a look at some of our own creations and the creations of others.

Join myself and Andrew Reiner as I show off my shallow attempt at recreating a Crash Bandicoot level and we take a look at what is happening in Project Spark's community. We also use the Kinect to record our own animations, complete with video!

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Test Chamber – Angry Birds: Transformers

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Test Chamber – Angry Birds: Transformers

After finding success with the Star Wars property, Rovio is turning its gaze to another beloved license, but not for the bird-flinging adventure you would expect. Although plenty of green pigs are harmed, no birds are thrown at poorly constructed towers. Angry Birds: Transformers is a side-scrolling shooter with the look and sound of the '80s Transformers cartoon series. The game even kicks off with an animated sequence that looks like it was created decades ago.

Game Informer's Matt Miller joins me for a brief look at the introductory levels. Angry Birds: Transformers is out today on iOS (for free with microtransactions) and will be heading to Android devices later in October.

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Opinion - The Best Bosses In Gaming Are Other Players

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Opinion - The Best Bosses In Gaming Are Other Players

Dota 2’s middle lane is an interesting place, not only within the context of its own game, but in gaming as a whole. Traditionally the mid lane is the most important lane in each game, where a core hero from each team meets in one-on-one combat. These two heroes generally earn more gold and experience than any others on the map, meaning a victory at mid can have huge effects on the rest of the game.

Being in that high-pressure position is unlike anything else I’ve experienced in gaming. The feeling is reminiscent of the best gaming boss fights, but with the added intensity of another player. Dota 2’s Player-versus-Player combat exists in a rift somewhere between both of these experiences, but in my opinion outshines them both.

I have spent countless hours on a number of competitive games including Modern Warfare, Gears of War, and Uncharted 2. Although I love those games, their chaotic, free-for-all nature prevents them from offering the pure PvP experience I love most. Most kills occur when one player catches another off guard, and the engagement is over before the victim can get a chance to react. In the rare situation where two players do stumble upon each other there is only about one to two seconds of real competition before one player is defeated.

Eight Tips For Building A Contender In NBA 2K15’s MyGM Mode

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Eight Tips For Building A Contender In NBA 2K15’s MyGM Mode

Landing a big three and putting your franchise on autopilot isn't going to yield the results you're looking for in NBA 2K15's MyGM mode. With scouting, training, finances, and contract extensions to worry about, even heavy simmers have several plates they must keep spinning to drive their organization in a successful direction. To get a leg up on the league, we spoke with Visual Concepts senior producer Erick Boenisch about strategies to put your team in the best position to win.

Build EnthusiasmIf you want pockets deep enough to let you sign that key free agent or upgrade your staff, you need to get fans through the turnstiles. Several factors weigh in to generating excitement about your team. "The key is doing things that will drive up fan interest - win games, certain press conference responses, and acquiring marquee players in free agency or via trades - and finding a sweet spot for pricing," Boenisch says.

You're also allotted a certain number of promotions based on how much money you allocate to this budget. Giving away tee-shirts, bobbleheads, or running a family night can help attract an audience. Don't forget to use these over the course of the year. You can access promotions by speaking to your finance officer. 

Inside The Mind Of Resident Evil Revelations 2's Scribe

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The Resident Evil storyline is a long, twisting road filled with double-crosses, multiple unique virus strains, and a big cast of characters. As part of our month of exclusive online Resident Evil Revelations 2 coverage (check out our cover story reveal here), we spoke with Capcom writer Hiroshi Yamashita about his writing process, what it's like to pick up Claire's storyline, and more.

What were you doing with your career before landing at Capcom?I studied writing in school, and while still a student, I entered Capcom. I've been at Capcom ever since!

What previous Capcom projects have you worked on?I've worked on Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Star Force as well as Shadow of Rome, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Lost Planet and Resident Evil 6. I was also involved in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Dead Rising to an extent. In all cases, I was in charge of the scenario and in-game text writing.

A Day With PlayStation TV

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A Day With PlayStation TV

Today sees the release of Sony’s PlayStation TV. The tiny system (about the size of a wallet) allows access to a broad variety of PlayStation content, but as of launch, it certainly isn’t the entertainment all-in-one package some might hope it could one day become. Limited access to older games and substandard streaming of current titles make the PS TV a serviceable secondary gaming tool for your house, but it falls short in many other respects. Even so, with a budget price tag and the potential for growth over the coming months and years, the gadget isn’t without potential.

The PlayStation TV is available in one of two packages. The $99 version is barebones, including just the unit and required connection wires, but it’s probably the best choice if you already have a PS3 or PS4 controller. The small main unit includes ports both for a Vita memory card and Vita game cards, as well as a USB port used primarily to pair controllers with the system. The system can support up to four controllers simultaneously. Overall, the black matte finish is discrete but attractive, and its compact size factor is impressive.