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Game Informer Issue 249

ISSUE: 249Content

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  • Letter From the Editor: The Tie-Breaker (Andy McNamara discusses the role of critical opinion and how, ultimately, it's the reader's decision on what games and systems to support)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The New Generation Is Now (Extensive overview and review of the PS4 and Xbox One)
  • Old and Shiny (A look at the games available on both the last-gen and next-gen systems)
  • Afterwords (Interview with Davey Wreden, creator of The Stanley Parable)
  • Game Hijackings (Ben Reeves looks at games that took major inspiration from other games)
  • Impulse (A look at the expansion to the Kickstarter-funded Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall)
  • Top Ten: New Yorks
  • The Art of Endings (A look at the process of creating a proper, fulfilling end to a game)
  • Gamer (Interview with Michael Thomasson,who holds the Guinness world record for "largest collection of video games")
  • Interview: Eric Hirshberg (Interview with the president and CEO of Activision Publishing)

Cover Story: Destiny (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360)(Extensive look behind Destiny, the first non-Halo game from developer Bungie that looks to evolve the FPS genre)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (An extensive preview of Retro Studios' upcoming DK game set for the Wii U)


  • Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox One, 360)
  • Project Spark (Xbox One, 360, PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Heroes of the Storm (PC, Mac)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3, 360)
  • EverQuest Next Landmark (PC)
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (PC, Mac)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3, 360, Vita)
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Vita, 3DS)
  • Professor Layton And the Azran Legacy (3DS)
  • Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Need For Speed: Rivals (PS4, Xbox One)
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • NBA 2K14 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • NBA Live 14 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Contrast (PS4, PS3, 360, PC)

PlayStation 4 Reviews:

  • Knack
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Resogun
  • Super Motherload*

XBOX One Review:

  • Dead Rising 3
  • Forza Motorsports 5
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Killer Instinct
  • Lococycle
  • Crimson Dragon

PlayStation 3 Review:

  • Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus

PC Review:

  • Path of Exile

Wii U Review:

  • Super Mario 3D World

PlayStation Vita Review:

  • Tearaway

The Score (Small, one-paragraph reviews):

  • Powerstar Golf (Xbox One)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One)
  • Warframe (PS4)
  • Deadfall Adventures (360)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)

*The review of Super Motherload is incorrectly listed for the Xbox One when it is actually for the PS4)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 249
    Month: January
    Year: 2014
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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