How Crossplay Works

Publisher: Activision Developer: Infinity Ward Release: October 25, 2019 Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC A hot topic in the conversation surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to this point has been how Infinity Ward will handle crossplay. The team has said the highly anticipated shooter will feature full crossplay between platforms, but further details have been scarce. Today, we learned a lot more about how the feature works. First and foremost, anybody playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare needs to have a Call of Duty account. You can go here to create one using your PSN, Xbox Live, Steam,…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

The Guns of Borderlands 3: A Revolving Journal

From corroding the oversized armor of the arrogant Crimson Lance to shorting out deranged mechs Borderlands has always excelled at giving our bloodthirsty id something to wallow in. Now the new game is upon us, and, if you’re like me, you’re probably curious what tools of destruction 2K has given us. So, to quell our mutual curiosity I am embarking on a journey. A journey to uncover the best, most brutal weapons in the Borderlands. I’ll be updating regularly as I uncover more but without further hesitation here are the best guns I’ve found so far. As Claptrap commands, “Let’s…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

NHL 20 Review – Off The Post

Publisher: EA Sports Developer: EA Vancouver Release: September 13, 2019 Rating: Everyone 10+ Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One NHL 20 is that team that didn’t make moves in the off-season beyond conditioning its current players and adding mid-tier free agents. After going big last year with a new skating and physics engine, NHL 20 dials back by focusing on refinements and smaller improvements. The result is better gameplay, but the changes – or in some cases the lack thereof – to the core modes leave much to be desired. While not a complete reinvention, the overall gameplay…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

Overwatch Introduces Lego-Themed Event Today

Beginning today and running through September 30, Overwatch players can unlock a Lego-inspired skin for Bastion by simply netting nine wins in any mode. The appropriately named Bastion Brick Challenge brings 12 different rewards in total that are handed out for every three wins. Win your first three games and you'll earn two new Bastion player icons. Win three more and you'll get two new Bastion sprays. Win another three and you'll unlock the legendary Brick Bastion skin. You can also earn more Bastion goodies by watching participating Twitch broadcasters. Spend two hours on Overwatch Twitch streams and you'll get…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher

In recent years, several companies have tried their hands at creating their own PC game launchers. While Steam and Battle.net remain mainstay launchers, the Epic Games Store has most recently made waves in the space. Rockstar Games is the latest company to jump in with the hopes of becoming the one stop for all your Grand Theft Auto, Bully, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3 needs. The Rockstar Games Launcher offers all the features of a standard PC game launcher, including cloud saves, the ability to shop for new games, and automatic updates. Right now the store consists of Grand…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

35 Ways To Celebrate The Transformers 35th Anniversary

As a kid on his way home from school in the mid-80s, few things got me more excited than the prospect of rushing through the door, flinging down my bag, and catching the latest episode of Transformers. It was a ritual in my house, and the characters, music, and images of that cartoon are embedded in my memory. Mine wasn’t the only generation that has enjoyed these strange robot creations. Over the years, the Transformers have regularly reinvented themselves with new iterations across comics, movies, cartoons, games, toys, novels, and more, all while still celebrating what has come before. Today…

by jordan
September 17, 2019

World of Warcraft Classic Review – Not Just Nostalgia

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Release: November 22, 2004 Rating: Teen Reviewed on: PC Also on: Mac World of Warcraft has truly withstood the test of time. With WoW Classic, players can visit the title as it once was, without any of the daily quests, group-finding features, or streamlined leveling. In WoW Classic, you earn everything you obtain, and it makes every green item drop and crafting material feel like something special. While some aspects of the game feel their age and make you long for the changes that came in later iterations, the heart of Blizzard’s legendary MMO…

by jordan
September 17, 2019

The Surge 2 As Seen Through A Violent Music Video

Click here to watch embedded media Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Deck 13 Release: September 24, 2019 Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Developer Deck 13 Interactive promises plenty of violence and a brutal challenge in The Surge 2, which launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next Tuesday (September 24). You've seen plenty of Surge 2 videos that show heads flying, and you'll see that aspect of the game again in this short video, but this time it's a little different. The violence is set to a cover of the song 'The End of the…

by jordan
September 17, 2019

You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch

Hot on the heels of the release of Super Nintendo games on Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers looking for a more authentic experience can now purchase wireless Super NES controllers for use with Nintendo's current hybrid system. To order, you must login with your Nintendo Switch Online account, then enter your information. Each Nintendo Switch Online account can order up to four SNES controllers. The controller comes with USB cable, but can also be charged using the Switch's AC adapter. If you're interested in purchasing a controller (or four), head to the official Nintendo site. Each controller costs $30 plus shipping…

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September 17, 2019

Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns

It's time to fall in love again – with our Fall 2019 internship crew! You'll be seeing these bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our new intern crew. They'll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they build up their portfolios. These young writers come from a variety of places across the country, but they all have one thing in common: video games. We'll let them introduce themselves. Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76) – I was in first grade when I first discovered the Game Boy Color. All the “cool”…

by jordan
September 17, 2019