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Game Informer Issue 196

ISSUE: 196Content

Feature:

  • Letter From the Editor: Andy's American Academy of Awesome Awards (Andy McNamara give out his own personal awards for this years E3)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Impulse (Roundup of new downloadable titles announced at E3: PixekJunk Shooter, Shadow Complex, Shatter, Trials HD, Trine and Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition)
  • MMO Report (Overview of the various MMOs that made an appearance at E3)
  • Metal Gear Returns! (Two new Metal Gears games announced at E3)
  • BioWare takes Over Mythic (BioWare to oversee fellow RPG developer Mythic)
  • Zenimax Buys id Software (Parent company of Bethesda purchases id Software)
  • Gran Turismo Races Forward (Sony shows off new Gran Turismo for PS3 and PSP)
  • Altered Beast (A look at the EA Partners programs that has partnered EA's publishing power with numerous developers)
  • Classic GI (History of PaRappa the Rapper)

E3 2009 (GI's report of the news and game announcements from E3, including their pick for the top 10 games of the show. Includes interviews with John Schappert of Microsoft and Shuhei Yoshida of Sony.)

Top 10 Games of E3

  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • God of War III
  • The Last Guardian
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Heavy Rain

Cover Story: Rage (PS3, 360, PC, Mac)(Extensive look at id Software's brand-new FPS game that aims to integrate exploration with vehicle combat set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland)

Previews:

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction (360)
  • The Last Guardian (PS3)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
  • Mass Effect 2 (360, PC)
  • God of War III (PS3)
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (360, PC)
  • The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Assassin's Creed II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
  • ModNation Racers (PS3)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
  • Metroid: Other M (Wii)
  • BioShock 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Halo 3: ODST (360)
  • Dirt 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Forza Motorsports 3 (360)
  • Heavy Rain (PS3)
  • Alan Wake (360)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3, 360)
  • Brink (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Borderlands (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Homefront (PS3, 360, PC)
  • League of Legends: Clash of Fates (PC)
  • Supreme Commander 2 (360, PC)
  • Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • NCAA Football 10 (PS3, 360)
  • Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, 360)
  • Prototype (PS3, 360)
  • The Bigs 2 (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Battlefield 1943 (PS3, 360)
  • Guitar Hero Smash Hits (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • Overlord II (PS3, 360)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Damnation (PS3, 360, PC)

Nintendo Wii Reviews:

  • The Conduit
  • Overlord: Dark Legend

Nintendo DS Review:

  • The Legendary Starfy

Secret Access (Cheat Codes and Strategies):

  • The Sims 3 (PC)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3, 360)
  • Prototype (PS3, 360)
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii)
  • LEGO Battles (DS)



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    Title: Game Informer Issue 196
    Month: August
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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