It’s fair to say that video games have become an art form unto themselves. It is also fair to say that the cover art for some games is much more than a simple advertisement — they can be works of art in their own right.… Read the rest
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The original Mario Kart was initially conceived as a multiplayer prototype for SNES launch title F-Zero, and had nothing to do with Mario or karts.
In a new interview with Retro Gamer (via GamesRadar), original development team members Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideki Konno, and Tadashi Sugiyama revealed that the fast-paced single player racer F-Zero eventually morphed into 1992’s Super Mario Kart.… Read the rest
Jackbox Games announced today that Jackbox Party Pack 4 is on its way, and should hit sometime this fall. While Fibbage 3 was the only confirmed title for the upcoming party game collection, Jackbox has mentioned that the next entry in the Fibbage series has a new gameplay element, where players can vote on their own decoy lies.… Read the rest
This weekend marks the last full week of work for the Game Informer Interns, but know that our time here has been well spent, and is full of fond memories. Like that one time Ben Hanson barged into the break room to ask me what I was eating that he could smell from his desk.… Read the rest
Activision has officially announced that Call of Duty: WWII will be the next game in the series, confirming previous rumors that the publisher would be taking the franchise back to its roots this year.
Sledgehammer Games, the studio that previously developed 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be handling development duties.… Read the rest
For many, Nintendo is the first name that pops into their heads when they think of video games. The Japanese tech giant’s influence on gaming is vast and undeniable, and the sheer variety of different home and handheld consoles they’ve released over the years is staggering.… Read the rest
It’s a mighty crowded world of entertainment out there, from movies to television to music to video games, and it’d be easy to get…
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When it comes to storytelling, there’s no doubt that video games still lag behind film and television, as the majority of games still feel like levels stitched together by cutscenes rather than a cohesive whole. That being said, games are starting to catch up.… Read the rest
The gaming industry was shocked to discover last week that Nintendo had discontinued their hugely successful, but tough-to-find NES Classic Edition, but it turns out there may have been a method to the company’s madness after all.
It took a while for the technology to catch up with the concept, but virtual reality gaming is finally (and slowly) become a legit genre. Headsets like the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR are bringing fully immersive gaming into living rooms in ways that we’ve never seen before (sorry Nintendo fanboys, but the Virtual Boy was a huge flop).… Read the rest