Welcome to Game Informer, the world’s largest computer and video game
magazine! A 25-year veteran to publishing, Game Informer Magazine continues to
shape the video game industry by expanding perspectives and providing in-depth
knowledge and insight into the games market. We deliver ne...
Seems fine to me
Using the app, I was able to access back issues and find the information I was looking for.
I like game informer the magazine but this digital format is very boring to read. I think layout is very important to draw the eyes around. This setup is like a 13 year old using microsoft word made it. Makes me want to skip even the articles I really want to read. GI should just upload a pdf version of their printed GI. I regret not getting the printed version.
See bad reviews? Please read this one
I think that as with other apps in the app store, people don't take the time to read the directions on use. I find this app to be just the way it should be. You just have to read the tutorial provided in the app to learn how to navigate through their well designed app. Sure it's not perfect, but it's free (with your GameStop or EB games subscription that you already paid for unless you made the in app purchase which would be silly because it's cheaper in the store). Anyway, I would be curious if the people saying that it doesn't load properly are trying to use it in portrait mode, because it only works in landscape. Landscape is fantastic for me! No you don't get the feel of it being a magazine, but you are on an iPad you are suppose to "Think Different"! If you are having a problem with it loading improper, try uninstall and reinstall. Nothing is perfect and who knows maybe it didn't install right. But for you non tech savvy people find someone who is and exhaust all troubleshooting before you write a one star review. Hate to say it but in most cases, it seems like user error or the inability to read and follow directions. I was going to make this a 4 star, but I just changed it to five stars! Cheers and good day!
I love the idea of the app but there are way too many bugs for me to remotely enjoy using it. A lot of reviews say they can't back out of a issue, which I've never had any problems with (just press and hold on the middle of a page and it will give you the option to back out), but I've had major problems with things as simple as turning pages. I will turn the page and it will get stuck half way and it won't let me continue turning or reading. I have to turn back a page and go forward again about 4/5 times before it skips the page I want to goto and then I can back into the page in order to read it. Also the purchase and other links at the problem are generally buggy. It won't actually launch the site but instead, it will just sit there and act like I never pressed it. Also the biggest issue I have is that I can't load some issues that are in my library. I have a subscription, and yet it won't let me read the issue unless I spend $5 to buy it individually. I am currently having that issue with my monster hunter world December 2017 issue. If you have the choice to get the physical copy, do that instead. The app has been broken forever and a day and no one's doing anything to fix issues that have been around since the app launched.
Yes there are issues, but none are bad
It works great! The only reason I give it 4/5 stars is that, like some others here, I do not want videos to play on their own without my decision to hit play. I want to be able to read this like a print edition, without wasting paper or having to keep old issues lying around taking up space. What I do not want is a magazine acting like a tv channel. Except for this nuisance, I really find this app to be quite useable. That being said, I have read a few reviews claiming that you cannot go back to your Library of game informer issues without deleting the app and redownloading. This is not true. Simply touch and hold on any page of the issue you are reading, and the menu to go anywhere you want will appear at the bottom. Perhaps this app should come with instructions. Perhaps not. It's a little exaggerating that someone would give it 2/5 stars only because of this. But here's to hoping someone reads this review and finds it helpful.
This is great but still needs work.
I have been waiting so long for Game Informer to come out with its own iPad app. Now I finally have a reason to switch to the digital issue. That said I have experienced some crashing issues while browsing in the magazine on a 3rd generation iPad. For the most part it works well but I feel this app is very limited but has potential, I want to be able to zoom in on a story and take advantage of the retina display with text and some of the text is too small and I would like to be able to zoom in on some parts of the magazine. I want to be able to look at the magazine in portrait view as well sometimes. I know this app is fairly new and is still in its beginning stages for improvement, so I'm not going to bash this app when it's this early in development and it deserves a 4 star rating from me, if they add all the improvements I talked about then this would be a 5 star app hands down.
Overall Good but Some Glitches
Personally, I enjoy reading Gameinformer and in the new digital age I am glad to see mobile compatibility mesh with informative gaming journalism. I like the functionality and ease of the app and finally being able to easily sift through an issue on my phone is nice. It is easy to find certain parts of the mag, although I typically read through the whole thing. That being said, there are a few bugs associated with it. I find that the swipe-left-to-turn-page feature is a little touchy and I frequently turn back to the previous page. Also it may be intended, but despite my current digital subscription I seem to be unable to access the current issue without having to buy it mobiley, which is not the business. With some minor improvements, I would call this an effective app for reading a great magazine.
Absolute garbage. Do yourself a favor and buy it from the newsstand.
This app is absolutely horrendous. Every single month I have issues downloading. For one, it can't download in the background. It will stop after about 10-30mb into it and then won't restart until you manually go back into the app and hit download. If there is any issue with your connection during the download, it will reset completely and start you over from the beginning. Despite all this, if you get to the end, you get a pretty good user interface, and a good magazine. With the March issue, however, its gone from bad to completely unusable. 4 separate times I've attempted to download the issue. It will get to the end (while jumping through the hoops noted above) only to have it say connection failed and start the download from the beginning. tl;dr - DO NOT DOWNLOAD. Don't waste your money on the digital edition. Do yourself a favor and just buy it from the newsstand until they sort this app out. But considering its been like this for months on end, I don't think that will happen.
It finally works... But not at first...
A few months ago, this app was no problem. Then, I upgraded from an iPad 1 to an iPad 3. I downloaded the latest version of this app, & then the issues wouldn't download. It was always getting stuck at 99%, and giving me errors. However, I did find a work-around that helped: • I uninstalled the app, rebooted my device, then reinstalled the app. Next, (from within the app) I logged back into my account with the user name and password connected to my subscription. Now, I'm enjoying my monthly issues digitally again. I was also stuck in an issue, and could not get back to the menu to read other issues. I then realized if I held my finger on the screen for about 1 to 2 seconds, a menu pops up. From there I could get back to my library. This is just a user error on my part. Before this app started working, I even reached a point where I was reading the PC version of the digital issues on my iPad from the Game Informer website via the safari app. It was barely a decent substitute for the iPad app, & I shouldn't have to go to that great of length to enjoy my issues digitally. All in all, I'm in love with this app again. Also, I'm not giving it 5 stars because of the headache I went through to get it working. When I download it, it should work right the first time.
Nice when it works and when it doesn't delete your content
I made the switch to digital because I thought it would be more convenient, and when the app works properly it is. But when the app decides to screw up, it screws up hard. Between the minor deleting saved mags so you have to redownload (oh well, no big deal), and the fact that it can COMPLETELY DELETE THE MAGS FROM BEING AVAILABLE! As in, can't redownload and using the restore purchases doesn't work! I want to love this app, I really do. But mags missing is really a deal breaker. On a happier note, like I said, when the app works it's a blast. Slight learning curve for first time users in the way of controls, and videos annoyingly auto play, but that's really it. Smooth sailing from there.
Good content with bad delivery
5 stars for the content. Even for the layout and embedded video. However there are a lot of problems. 1. Videos auto play, which is wrong. I have an iPad gen 1 and I know a page has a video because the app freezes waiting for the video to buffer for a lone time. Just show a icon and let me start the video if I want 2. can't interrupt download/processing. If you do you have to start the download from the beginning. Another 10min wasted. At a min partial and pause-able downloads should be supported 3. Logouts loose content. A crash left me logged out of the mag, but it also caused the app to forget what I had downloaded when I logged back in. So another set of 10min downloads is needed before I can read anything which I already downloaded and was reading 4. massive downloads. 500mb isn't huge when you consider the videos are embedded not streamed, but it does mean I have a 10min dead time waiting for the massive file to download and process. Time I could be reading the mag, if only the videos were left out. At least that is what I think accounts for the size issue. 5. Constant crashes. At least once during a reading will the app crash. If I am lucky then all that is lost is my place in the mag. If not then I am also forced to fully redownload the issue i was reading
Can't even login
I have a digital subscription so when I found out there was an iPad app I thought it would be awesome. It says in the app description that I just have to login by tapping on My Account in the upper right-hand corner of the app. Well guess what? It does not say My Account anywhere. I'm running the "new" 3rd gen iPad so this should work. I've emailed customer service three times now and I get the same canned response about opening the app in Safari. If there's an iPad app why should I have to open in Safari. Kind of defeats the purpose of having the an app doesn't it? If you were on the fence about switching to digital do NOT consider this as a factor. You will be sorely disappointed. At this point if I could cancel the magazine subscription but still keep my Powerup Rewards account I would. I'm considering switching back to print but I think that would involve a call to customer service and I'm not looking forward to that.
Pretty, but awkward and inconsistent.
While I'm really glad to finally have a digital version of GI on my iPad, I find a number of things about the app annoying. First of all, I really hate holding my iPad in landscape, and it's super annoying to have to do so. I get that your images are double paged, but just split up the text and let me suffer if I don't want to see wonderful double-page spreads. Second, the navigation panel, and the navigation in general needs some work. I often have to tap multiple times to get the table of contents, and getting the scrolling list of articles is even more challenging. And finally, the app seems to be sort of hit or miss when it comes to interpreting my gestures. Sometimes, I swipe to the side, and it goes to the next article. Sometimes not. Sometimes I try to scroll down in an article, and it switches to the next article. It's frustrating. Nice looking app, but it sort of seems hurried and unpolished.
Great magazine app, but terrible downloading problems
First, when the app works it's fantastic: everything you love about the magazine is there, plus additional content like videos and additional stills give you a better idea of what the game they are discussing is like. But, problem is, when you download an issue you are in for irritating experience, to say the least. First, it gives you no idea how much space you'll need to download an issue (which take up A LOT of space). Second, when you do manage to get a download going it can: a. start downloading then when it's almost done, literally tick backwards or, b. crash when your done are trying to read the blasted thing, and appear un downloaded when reopened! Lastly, when you have it downloaded, it may still consistently crash when you try to read it. But yeah, great magazine.
DOES NOT DESERVE 1 STAR!!!!!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
I had a paper subscription with GI and was completely happy. When the paper subscription expired I bought the digital subscription so I could have access to the extra content. It worked fine for the first few months and then failed to download any additional months. I exhausted the troubleshooting guide on the web page and emailed GI directly. They issued me the same instructions as the website and when those failed to fix the problem, they told me, "We've not encounter a case where a complete reinstall would not resolved the issue. So this is the first ever reported incident." At this point GI has taken my money and failed to provide their product. They have ignored my last email so it's safe to say I'll be contacting the Better Business Bureau for resolution at this point. Do not waste your money on this broken app or you'll end up frustrated like me.
No. Game Informer does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 75 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Game Informer Is 15.6/100.
No. Game Informer does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 75 Game Informer User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Game Informer Is 15.6/100.
Game Informer works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
Leave a comment: