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Official Xbox Magazine Issue 106

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Letter From the Editor: Power to the Players (Francesca Reyes discusses how important well fleshed-out characters can be to building an atmosphere and world in a video game)

Message Center (Reader letters and responses)

XBOX Next: (Game previews)

  • Spec Ops: The Line (360)
  • Puzzle Quest II (XBLA)
  • Risk: Factions (XBLA)
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron (360)
  • Postal III (360)
  • Two Worlds II (360)
  • Quantum Theory (360)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (360)

Official XBOX Magazine's 2009 Game of the Year Awards

  • XBOX Live Arcade Game of the Year: Shadow Complex
  • Fan Service Award: Bethesda
  • Most Excessive Collector's Edition: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Prestige Edition
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV
  • Sports Game of the Year: Fight Night Round 4
  • Executive of the Year: Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO
  • Achievement of the Year: "Garden Gnome" (Left 4 Dead 2)
  • Avatar Item of the Year: Assassin's Creed II Altair/Ezio Costume
  • Best Sound Design: Assassin's Creed II
  • Best (Unintentional) Comedy: 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand
  • Best (Intentional) Comedy: Brutal Legend
  • Licensed Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Multiplayer Game of the Year: Left 4 Dead 2
  • Music Game of the Year: DJ Hero
  • Worst Game of the Year: Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
  • DLC of the Year: Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Best Game You've Already Forgotten About: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Developer of the Year: Rocksteady Studios
  • Innovation of the Year: 1 Vs. 100
  • Most Unfulfilled Potential: Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
  • Delay of the Year: Alan Wake
  • Peripheral of the Year: Turtle Beach X41 Headphones
  • Gore of the Year: Fairytale Fights
  • OXM's 2009 Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

6 Reasons to Love Final Fantasy (OXM's picks for the top 6 best things about the Final Fantasy franchise)

Cover Story: Mass Effect 2 (Extensive first-review of BioWare's sequel to their ground-breaking sci-fi rpg, tasking you with building a team to take on a suicide mission in order to delay the arrival of the Reaper menace)

The Untold Tales of BioWare (Article that delves into the history and behind-the-scenes work of BioWare, responsible for games such as Mass Effect, Jade Empire and Knights of the Old Republic)

Halo Four (OXM takes a look at the top four things that will impact the Halo universe in the upcoming year)

XBOX Now: (Game reviews)

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)
  • Darksiders (360)
  • Tony Hawk: Ride (360)
  • Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned (XBLA)
  • Polar Panic (XBLA)
  • Gyromancer (XBLA)
  • Dark Void (360)
  • OD Beat Drop (XBLA)
  • Rogue Warrior (360)
  • NBA Unrivaled (XBLA)
  • Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! (360)

The Bionic Gamer (OXM takes a hard look at some of the gaming accessories that claim to give you an extra edge and whether or not they actually help)

Inbox: (Overview on some of the recent minor news stories)

  • Namco to sell Splatterhouse-branded footwear
  • Microsoft bans about a million modified consoles from XBOX Live
  • Activision launches fund to assist veterans in finding jobs after returning home
  • Project Natal named one of Time Magazine's Inventions of the Year
  • EA closes Pandemic Studios

If the Cape Fits, Wear It (Comic author Scott Tipton discusses what it takes to make a good superhero video game)

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    Title: Official Xbox Magazine Issue 106
    Month: February
    Year: 2010
    Publisher: Future US
    Editor: Francesca Reyes
    Pages: 100
    Price: $9.99US / 12.99$CAN
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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