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Official Xbox Magazine Issue 96

ISSUE: 96Content

Letter From the Editor: The Brand-New Narrative (Francesca Reyes discusses Lost Planet 2's focus on four-player co-op and a narrative that takes advantage of that)

Message Center (Reader letters and responses)

XBOX Next: (Game previews)

  • Prototype (360)
  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (360)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)
  • Need for Speed: Shift (360)
  • Scratch: The Ultimate DJ (360)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (360)
  • Dante's Inferno (360)
  • Overlord II (360)
  • Split Second (360)

Gaming's Burning Questions Answered! (OXM collects a panel of experts to answer question related to various seemingly outlandish mechanics in video games)

Cover Story: Lost Planet 2 (Having found success with the original Lost Planet, Capcom returns and has completely changed up the formula for the sequel, putting a focus on co-op multiplayer on a planet that now includes more variety in environments)

Mass Effect 2 Explained! (OXM gives their take and theories on the first trailer for Mass Effect 2)

Choke! (OXM gives their own fixes to some of the worst game endings from 2008)

XBOX Now: (Game reviews)

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (360)
  • Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship, Connect 4, Scrabble, Yahtzee (XBLA)
  • The Godfather II (360)
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh (XBLA)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (XBLA)
  • H.A.W.X. (360)
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (360)
  • Flock (XBLA)
  • WWE Legends of WrestleMania (360)
  • Wheelman (360)
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate (360)
  • Arkanoid Live (XBLA)
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Ashes (XBLA)
  • Prince of Persia: Epilogue (XBLA)
  • Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (360)
  • Exit 2 (XBLA)
  • SBK: Superbike World Championship (360)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (360)
  • Lode Runner (XBLA)

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

  • EA acquired the Bourne license
  • Layoffs hit both Sony and Mircrosoft due to financial issues
  • Former staff of defunct Ensemble form Robot Entertainment and Bonfire Studios
  • Harmonix aims to have 5,000 songs available for Rock Band
  • Crytek buys failing developer Free Radical
  • BootleRocket booted by Namco Bandai from new Splatterhouse game

Choose or Perish (Pete Wanat, executive producer on Wanted: Weapons of Fate, discusses the difficulty in balancing development on both single player and multiplayer components of a game and how it doing both usually results in ruining both)

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    Title: Official Xbox Magazine Issue 96
    Month: May
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Future US
    Editor: Francesca Reyes
    Pages: 100
    Price: $9.99
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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