2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

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2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the Xbox One in 2014.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - September 23This year's installment focuses on Marvel Comics' pantheon of heroes. It will be out this fall.

2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

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2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - September 23This year's installment focuses on Marvel Comics' pantheon of heroes. It will be out this fall.

Sony Talks PlayStation Now

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Sony's PlayStation Now open beta is well underway on PlayStation 4 and is set to spread to PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation TV, and certain Bravia TVs this fall. We spoke with VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel about how the cloud gaming service is going, pricing models, possible subscription models, net neutrality, and more. 

I understand you were involved in Sony's purchase of cloud gaming service, Gaikai?

An Interview With Shinji Mikami, The Father Of Survival Horror

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Shinji Mikami's career began at Capcom in 1990. He's known as the father of survival horror today, but his early work suggested a much different title. The first three games that Mikami worked on were all Disney properties: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, and Goof Troop. He was given the chance to create his own intellectual property for the PlayStation in 1996. Mikami and his team introduced players to a mansion infested with zombies in Resident Evil. This genre-defining release paved a bloody road for Mikami's career. In addition to the Resident Evil series, Mikami helped create Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Killer 7, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Viewtiful Joe, Vanquish, and God Hand. After departing Capcom, Mikami created Shadows of the Damned for Electronic Arts. His latest venture with his new studio Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks is taking him back to his survival horror roots. The Evil Within is his first survival horror game since 2005's smash-hit Resident Evil 4.

In Game Informer's November issue, I played through the first five chapters of The Evil Within, finding it to be as much a new take on survival horror as it is a love letter to Mikami's previous work. I talked to him about the state of survival horror, embracing different types of horror, and a nod to Resident Evil that he's included in The Evil Within.

Looking Ahead To The Games Of 2015

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Looking Ahead To The Games Of 2015

Whether part of an intended schedule or due to a delay, the games of 2015 are looking good. We’ve compiled a list of next year’s games, so you know what the future looks like for your platform of choice.

We’ll be updating this list throughout the rest of 2014, so check back with us as your future backlog begins to pile up. We're being conservative about some of the titles that were shown without gameplay, so if you see something you think should be on the list, let us know. We'll check back in and keep the conversation going.

Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - 2015Rocksteady is donning cape and cowl for one last go at the Arkham series. This final title in the series will be on PC and new-gen hardware only, so if you want to see who is under the Arkham Knight’s mask (no, the title doesn’t refer to Batman), you’ll have to upgrade.

Game Informer's Top Scoring Game Reviews Of 2014

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We review loads of games every year, but only the best receive our special Game Informer awards. Some earn a Silver (a score of 8.5 to 8.75), some Gold (9.0 to 9.5), and an elite few make it all the way to Platinum (9.75 to 10). The most outstanding reviewed game featured in Game Informer Magazine also receives our coveted Game of the Month award. We've compiled every awarded game that released in 2014 so that you can easily browse and keep track of the top scoring games. If a particular game catches your eye, you can click on the title to read the full review. This list will be updated monthly so be sure to check back regularly to stay on top of all the finest games and see if your favorites make the cut.

Nav: SILVER | GOLD | PLATINUM

The Banner SagaPC | 8.5

Come Play Destiny With Us As We Livestream All Day

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Come Play Destiny With Us As We Livestream All Day

We began our journey among the stars yesterday, and now the solar system is filled with Guardians. We’re going to be livestreaming all day today, and we want you to come and play with us.

Previews editor Matt Miller, news editor Mike Futter (PSN ID: PaladinXII), and senior editor Jeff Cork (PSN ID: Traintruction) will be taking on the forces of the Darkness throughout the day. If you happen to be stuck away from your console, you can still participate by watching us on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/gameinformer).

Feel free to jump in and say hi or join us for a dance. We’ll see you among the stars.

Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #258

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Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #258

In issue 256, we asked readers which company they think is going to have the best holiday season. Unsurprisingly, most respondents put their faith in the companies behind this month's most anticipated blockbusters. Here are some of their responses.

I honestly hope that all three console manufacturers have an amazing holiday. So far the stiff competition has me fighting over which system to play! Mario Kart 8 is currently in the lead, but the Last of Us Remastered is up next. Then it’s going to be a tossup between Halo: Master Chief Collection, Destiny on PS4, and Hyrule Warriors!

I don't know why they all don't celebrate the same ones, but the obvious winners will be whoever celebrates Halloween the hardest. Costumes and candy trump all other festivities. Maybe Double Fine?

Test Chamber – Destiny's Moon

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Test Chamber – Destiny's Moon

Tired of Earth? Who can blame you. Just about everything you've ever done has taken place on this snoozefest of a planet. Thanks to the magic of video games, we're not tethered to piddly concepts like "reality." In our second Destiny-themed Test Chamber for today, we're shedding our Earthly bonds for a quick trip to our nearest neighbor in the sky.

We didn't get a chance to visit the moon during our earlier time with the game, so we were excited to hear that Matt Miller had finally gotten clearance to visit the heavenly body. Reiner and I jumped at the opportunity to be Miller's wingmen, even if we ended up being as useful to him in firefights as Ghost. Take a look at the video below to see the lunar surface and a glimpse of what horrors lie beneath. You may never look at the night sky the same way again.

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Six Successful Online Launches That Give Us Hope For Destiny

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In this new age of online-focused, and increasingly online-required video games, it’s easy to look at the troubled launches of the past and be pessimistic about tomorrow’s big release – Destiny.

But just because some games have stumbled out of the gate doesn’t guarantee Destiny will, and we’re taking a look at some online games that were solid right away, or at the very least became so quickly.

The HalosOne reason to be optimistic about Destiny’s launch tomorrow is Bungie has a good track record. Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo: Reach all offered solid server support right out of the gate. It’s particularly impressive with Halo 2, which charted all kinds of new online ground for consoles with its matchmaking support – something that had not been done prior. The only Bungie game notable for unsure online footing is Halo: ODST. ODST’s Firefight mode, which pits a team of Spartans against waves of enemies, stumbled with frequent slow-down and dropped games, but it smoothed out quickly.