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Game Informer Issue 251

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  • Letter From the Editor: The Death of Handheld Consoles? (Andy McNamara discusses the future of handhelds and why smartphones and tablets won't replace them)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Opening The PlayStation Archives (Matthew Kato discusses Sony's unveiling of it's streaming service, PlayStation Now)
  • The Blockbuster Rule (Interview with Harvard professor Anita Elberse, author of Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment.)
  • Watching People Play (Mike Trinh explores the birth and rise in popularity of Let's Play videos)
  • Impulse (A look at upcoming indie games Monument Valley and Road Not Taken)
  • Afterwords (Interview with commercial director for The Room Two)
  • Thinking Inside the Box (Ben Reeves explores the various Steam Machines set to be released)
  • Massive (A look at 5 features that will set Wildstar apart from other MMOs)
  • Return to Black Mesa (The story behind the Black Mesa Modification Team, a group of modders recreating the original Half-Life using the modern Source engine)
  • Interview: Nathan Vella (Interview with the president of Capybara Games)
  • Classic GI (The Legacy of Dungeons & Dragons)

Cover Story: Metal Gear Solid V(In depth look at both Ground Zeroes (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360) and The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One), the next games in the long-running Metal Gear series)

A Journal Of Death (A look at the first five hours of Namco Bandai's Dark Souls II (PS3, 360, PC))


  • Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS)
  • Strider (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
  • Drakengard 3 (PS3)
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3)
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3)
  • Hex: Shards of Fate (PC)
  • Starbound (PS4, PC)
  • LIfeless Planet (PC, Mac)
  • Trove (PC)
  • Grim Dawn (PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PS3)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360)
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One)

Wii U Review:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

PC Reviews:

  • Broken Age: Act I
  • The Banner Saga

3DS Review:

  • Bravely Default

Vita Reviews:

  • OlliOlli
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

The Score (Small, one-paragraph reviews):

  • Dr. Luigi (Wii U)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3, 360)
  • Fable Anniversary (360)
  • Republique: Exordium (iOS)
  • Nidhogg (PC)
  • Joe Danger Infinity (iOS)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 251
    Month: March
    Year: 2014
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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