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Game Informer

Game Informer's cover for the April 2008 issue.

Executive Editor Andrew Reiner
Frequency Monthly
First issue August 1991
Company GameStop Corporation
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Website www.gameinformer.com
ISSN 1067-6392

Game Informer (often abbreviated to GI) is an American-based monthly magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of popular video games and associated consoles. Formed in August 1991,[1] the magazine has nearly 3 million subscribers according to Andrew Reiner, making it the highest circulated video game magazine,[2] and as of the first quarter of 2007, it is listed as the 23rd largest overall magazine. Game Informer is now ranked among the top four magazines for reaching males 18 to 34.[3] GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), whose headquarters are in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), is the worlds largest video game and entertainment software retailer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Video game journalism is a branch of journalism concerned with the reporting and discussion of video games. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Game console redirects here. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...

It is owned and published by GameStop Corp., the parent company of the video game retailer of the same name. Due to this, a large amount of promotion is done in-store, which has contributed heavily to its large subscription base.[4] GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), whose headquarters are in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), is the worlds largest video game and entertainment software retailer. ...

As of May 2008, 181 issues of Game Informer have been published.

Every year in the April issue, GI publishes a parody called "Game Infarcer" as an April Fools' joke. In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...


GI Staff

There have been many different members on the GI team through the years. Handles are in parenthesis, current GI staff members are listed at the top, and members no longer active are below.
For technical reasons, :) and some similar combinations starting with : redirect here. ...

  • Andy McNamara (The Game Hombre): 1991-present
  • Andrew Reiner (Reinolocalypse 2012): 1994-present
  • Matt Helgeson (The Original Gamer): 1999-present
  • Matthew Kato (The Gaming Katana): 2001-present
  • Adam Biessener (The Alpha Gamer): 2003-present
  • Joe Juba (The Real American Gamer): 2003-present
  • Matt Miller (The Once And Future Gamer): 2004-present
  • Matt Bertz (Lord Gamington III): 2006-present
  • Bryan Vore (The Gamer's Advocate): 2007-present
  • Ben Reeves (Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamer): 2006-present
  • Satan the Dark Prince (Jellybeans): ????-present
  • Paul Anderson (The Pro Player, Game Professor): 1992-2001
  • Elizabeth Olson: 1991-1994
  • Rick Petzoldt (The Video Ranger): 1991-1995
  • Marianne Morgan (The Game Master): 1991
  • Ed Martinez (The Video Wizard): 1991
  • Erik Reppen (The PC Jedi): 1996-1997, 1999-2001
  • Ross VanDerSchaegen (The Rebel Gamer): 1991-1995
  • David "Vinnie" Vinyon (The Video Vigilante): 1994-1996
  • Ryan McDonald (The Arcade Alchemist): 1995-1997
  • Jon Storm (The Greedy Gamer): 1996-1999
  • Robert Stoute (The Game Cassanova): 1997-1999
  • Paul Bergren (The Game Burrito): 1997-1999
  • Lisa Mason (La Game Nikita): 2002-2006
  • Beaux Hawkins (The Arcade Assassin): 1998-1999
  • The Vidiot (Minister of Destruction): 2000-2001
  • Jay Fitzloff (The Gonzo Gamer): 1999-2002
  • Justin Leeper (The Digital Deviant): 2001-2004
  • Chet Barber (The Joystick Jockey, The Chronic Gamer): 2002-2003
  • Jeremy Zoss (Gamezilla): 2003-2006
  • Kristian Brogger (The Game Dawg, The Video Viking): ???-2004


Game Informer reviews games on the Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable consoles. The reviews of games for the Game Boy Advance and Gamecube consoles were discontinued during 2007. Older games are given brief reviews in the magazine's Classic GI section (compared with the game's original review score, if one exists). The magazine's staff rate games on a scale of 1 to 10 with quarter point intervals. A score of 1 is considered worse than terrible; 10 is a rare, "outstanding", nearly perfect game; and 7 is "average", a decently playable game. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... PS2 redirects here. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP)[5] is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ...

Some games received even lower scores, scores below 1: Batman: Dark Tomorrow received a 0.75,[5] Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown for Game Boy Color got a 0.5,[6] and the Xbox launch title Kabuki Warriors scored a 0.5.[7] In the latter review, editor-in-chief Andy McNamara said, "I literally won a match just by bashing the controller against my ass." This was confirmed by his fellow editors. One game reviewed for Classic GI -- Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch: Make My Video for Sega CD -- was given a 0. Several video games have been based on the Shrek series. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... Kabuki Warriors was a 2001 video game released for the Microsoft Xbox, not long after that consoles release. ...


GI Online was originally launched in August 1996, and featured daily news updates as well as humorous articles. The magazine editors updated it as a labor of love, with what little spare time they had. Justin Leeper and Matthew Kato were hired on in November 1999 as full-time web editors. As part of the GameStop purchase of the magazine, the site was closed around January 2001.[8] Both Leeper and Kato were eventually placed on the editorial staff of the magazine. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Labor of Love is a 1998 Lifetime Television movie starring Marcia Gay Harden and David Marshall Grant. ... November 1999 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December November 5 - United States v. ... GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), whose headquarters are in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), is the worlds largest video game and entertainment software retailer. ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a month starting on Monday with 31 days. ...

GI Online was revived in September 2003, with a full redesign and many additional features, such as a review database, frequent news updates, and exclusive "Unlimited" content for subscribers. It was managed by Billy Berghammer, former creator of PlanetGameCube.com (now known as NintendoWorldReport.com). 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for September, 2003. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Game Infarcer

Game Infarcer is an annual spin-off of the normal magazine. Similar to GamePro's LamePro, it's released only in the April issue, as an April Fool's Joke. In of 2008 Gameinfarcer received a new Chief Editor, DarthClark, who replaced Garnadan, and the cover game for the same Game Infarcer issue was a mix of both Assassins Creed and Dawson's Creek (Assassins creek.) GamePro is an American video game magazine published monthly. ... For the city in British Columbia, see Dawson Creek, British Columbia. ...


  1. ^ "10 Years of Game Informer" (August 2001). Game Informer, p. 42. "In August of 1991, Funcoland began publishing a six-page circular to be handed out free in all of its retail locations."
  2. ^ Game Informer Announces Rate Base Increase.
  3. ^ Game Informer is one of the top 25 magazines by subscriptions.
  4. ^ Vargas, Jose Antonio (April 2005). A Magazine Whose Lineup Is Always in Play. Washington Post. Retrieved on March 22, 2007.
  5. ^ Batman: Dark Tomorrow review on GameInformer.com.
  6. ^ Shrek Fairy Tale Freakdown review on GameInformer.com.
  7. ^ Kabuki Warriors review on GameInformer.com.
  8. ^ "On the Web" (August 2001). Game Informer, p. 49. "Sadly, this ill-fated site was to last little more that [sic] a year, as gameinformer.com would fall prey to the massive meltdown of the Internet economy in February [of 2001]."

... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

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