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Game Informer Issue 248

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  • Letter From the Editor: We Have Lift Off (Andy McNamara discusses how the next-gen has taken off with systems now widely available and the coming console war)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The Wii U Survival Guide (Matthew Kato discusses ways that Nintendo can keep the Wii U relevant in the fact of competition from the PS4 and Xbox One)
  • Constant Companions (A look at print strategy guides and their role in a world where the internet is prevalent)
  • Top Ten: Launch Games
  • Test Driving The Oculus Rift (A round-up of a number of demons available online for the virtual reality headset)
  • Current-Generation Cult Classics (An overview of the games from the PS3/360 generation that had become cult hits)
  • Valve's Newest Steam Evolution (Reactions from developers about Valve's SteamOS, Steam Box and the unique controller)
  • Impulse (A look at Ubisoft's RPG Child of Light and WWI side-scroller Valiant Hearts: The Great War)
  • Massive (A look at the completely reworked Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Gamer (Interview with Korean League of Legends team SK Telecom T1)
  • Interview: Goichi "Suda51" Suda (Interview with the famous Suda 51, known for his unique games such as Killer 7 and No More Heroes)
  • Classic GI (Unusual stories from Nintendo's warehouse)

Cover Story: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC)(Extensive preview of Monolith's new action title set in Tolkien's Middle-Earth between the evens of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)


  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 1 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
  • Thief (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
  • Drakengard 3 (PS3)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)
  • Fable Anniversary (360)
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Long Dark (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Tropico 5 (360, PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Dungeon Defenders 2 (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Godus (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
  • Routine (PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4, Wii U, PS3, 360)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3, 360)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 360)
  • Battlefield 4 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3, 360)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Wii U, PS3, 360)
  • WWE 2K14 (PS3, 360)
  • NBA 2K14 (PS3, 360)
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith (PS3, 360, PC)

PC Reviews:

  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • The Stanley Parable

Nintendo 3DS Reviews:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Pokemon X & Y
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

iOS Review:

  • Device 6

The Score (Small, one-paragraph reviews):

  • Wii U Party (Wii U)
  • Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force (PS3, 360)
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)
  • Rune Factory 4 (3DS)
  • F1 2013 (PS3, 360)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita)
  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 248
    Month: December
    Year: 2013
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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