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Game Informer Issue 159

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  • Letter From the Editor: Shock And Awe (Andy McNamara discusses Sony’s announcement of the PS3’s price and its impact on the upcoming console war)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • E3 2006 (GI’s coverage of 2006’s E3, includes interviews from Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo, Shane Kim of Microsoft and Kaz Hirai of Sony)
  • Bringing Star Wars Into the Future (LucasArts announces new Star Wars game that will utilize the power of next-gen systems to give players greater control over the Force)
  • “id Software Never Wound Up Doing A Fantasy Game” (Interview with John Carmack on his new mobile game, Orcs & Elves)
  • Interview: Hideo Kojima (Interview with the studio head and namesake of Kojima Productions)
  • Classic GI (Excerpt from Dead Takahashi’s book, The XBOX 360 Uncloaked)

Cover Story: Need For Speed: Carbon (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, XBOX, PSP)(Extensive look at the first next-gen Need For Speed game from EA and how it will attempt to reinvent the franchise)

The E3 Hot 50: (GI’s picks for the top 50 games shown off at this years’ E3)

  • Gears of War (360)
  • Spore (PC)
  • Mass Effect (360)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  • Halo 3 (360)
  • Assassin’s Creed (PS3)
  • BioShock (360, PC)
  • Crysis (PC)
  • Supreme Commander (PC)
  • God of War II (PS2)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, GC)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  • Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PS3)
  • Enemy Territories: Quake Wars (PC)
  • Heavenly Sword (PS3)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • Hellgate: London (PC)
  • John Woo Presents Stranglehold (PS3, 360)
  • Unreal Tournament 2007 (PS3, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
  • Prey (360, PC)
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (360)
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic (PC)
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
  • Super Paper Mario (GC)
  • Army of Two (360, PS3)
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War (360, PS3, PC)
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas (PS3)
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway (360, PS3, PC)
  • Warhawk (PS3)
  • Red Steel (Wii)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
  • Turok (360, PS3)
  • F.E.A.R. (360)
  • Crackdown (360)
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent (360, PS2, XBOX, GC, PC)
  • Naughty Dog Project (PS3)
  • Saint’s Row (360)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
  • Tony Hawk Project 8 (PS3, 360, PS2, XBOX)
  • The Club (360, PS3)
  • Company of Heroes (PC)
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, XBOX, PSP, PC)
  • Just Cause (360, PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • Indiana Jones (PS3, 360)
  • Alone in the Dark (360)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • X-Men: The Official Game (360, PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2, XBOX)
  • The Da Vinci Code (PS2, XBOX)

XBOX 360 Review:

  • Table Tennis

PC Reviews:

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
  • SiN Episodes: Emergence
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V

Nintendo DS Review:

  • New Super Mario Bros.

PSP Review:

  • Tomb Raider: Legend

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Gallop Racer 2006 (PS2)
  • Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (PS2)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (PS2)
  • Moto GamePro">GP ’06 (360)
  • Hitman: Blood Money (360)
  • Paradise (PC)
  • Darwinia (PC)
  • The Legend of Heroes II (PSP)
  • Lemmings (PSP)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (PC)
  • Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (PS2, XBOX)
  • X-Men: The Official Game (360, PS2, XBOX)
  • Rumble Roses XX (360)
  • Black (PS2, XBOX)

Retro Reviews:

  • Thousand Arms (PS)
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi (PS)
  • R-Types (PS)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 159
    Month: July
    Year: 2006
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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