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Game Informer Issue 256

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  • Letter From the Editor: Games Slip to 2015, But 2014 Holds Strong (Andy McNamara discusses how despite a number of big titles being delayed to 2015, there is still plenty to look forward to this year)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • E3 2014 (GI’s coverage of the news and announcements that came out of E3 this year, as well as scoring the three big platform makers on their presentations)
  • Virtual Reality Makes A Real Appearance At E3 (Article on the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus at E3)
  • Impulse (A look at some of the indy titles that appeared at E3: EarthNight, #IDARB, CountyerSpy, Velocity 2X, Fenix Rage and Never Alone)
  • Massive (A look at the new action-MMO WildStar from Carbine Studios)

Cover Story: Battleborn (PS4, One, PC)(Although the company found major success with its Borderlands franchise, Gearbox has decided not to return to it and instead craft something completely new for their very first title for the new generation of consoles, taking great inspiration from MOBAs like DOTA and League of Legends)

E3 2014 Hot 50: (GI’s picks for the top 50 games shown off at E3 this year)

  • Evolve (PS4, One, PC)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, One, PC)
  • Destiny (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, One, PC)
  • No Man’s Sky (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Advance Warfare (PS4, One, PC)
  • Far Cry 4 (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4, One, PC)
  • Alien: Isolation (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, One, PC)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC, Mac)
  • Below (One, PC)
  • Mortal Kombat X (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (One, PC)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS)
  • Metal Ear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • Battlefield: Hardline (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Mario Maker (Wii U)
  • Madden NFL 15 (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Axiom Verge (PS4, Vita, PC)
  • The Evil Within (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • The Order: 1886 (PS4)
  • Sunset Overdrive (One)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (One)
  • The Witness (PS4, PC, iOS)
  • Dreadnought (PC)
  • Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PS4, Vita, PC)
  • Homefront: The Revolution (PS4, One, PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
  • The Division (PS4, One)
  • Helldivers (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Pillars of Eternity (PC, Mac)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (PS4, One, Wii U, PC, Mac, Vita)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (One, PS4, PC)
  • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
  • FIFA 15 (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (3DS)
  • DriveClub (PS4)
  • Dying Light (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
  • Splatoon (Wii U)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita)
  • World of Warships (PC)
  • Skylanders: Trap Team (PS4, PS3, One, 360, Wii U, 3DS)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Shovel Knight (Wii U, 3DS, PC)
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • EA Sports UFC (PS4, One)

Wii U Review:

  • Pushmo World

Nintendo 3DS Reviews:

  • Tomodachi Life

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Among The Sleep (PC)
  • A Story About My Uncle (PC)
  • Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α (One)
  • Entwined (PS4)
  • Battleheart Legacy (iOS)
  • Kero Blaster (iOS)
  • Grid Autosport (PS3, 360)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 256
    Month: August
    Year: 2014
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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