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Issue 131 was priced at £5 and was released in January 2013.

DiscussEdit

Why the Wii U might fail - 2 pages (10-11)

With the Wii U having been released to a lukewarm critical reception and similarly tepid sales, we take a look at its future to determine whether it can replicate the success of its predecessor over the coming year.

Valve: Giving the Greenlight - 2 pages (12-13)

Steam's helping hand for indie developers has been equally hailed and disparaged. We spoke to some of those who were there on day one to find out what they think of Greenlight.

Behind the Scenes: Wreck-It Ralph - 4 pages (14-17)

How Disney's latest animated venture marries classic gaming icons in one cinematic celebration.

'#Trending - Ryan King - 1 page (18)

The reaction to the mysterious Phantom Pain reveal at the VGAs tells us a lot about how games marketing has developed this gen...

The Big Picture: Ninja Gaiden 3: Returning to its Roots - 1 page (19)

Producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Fumihiko Yasuda discuss the Wii U revamp.

Coast to Coast - Gray Nicholson - 1 page (20)

Remembering a time when a games console really was just a games console.

Reader Reaction: What to expect from the next gen - 1 page (21)

FeaturesEdit

Why I love...

Ico (Peter Molyneux) - 2 pages (44-45)
Doom 2 (Chris Neeley) - 2 pages (82-83)
Super Mario World (Ted Timmins) - 2 pages (126-127)

Welcome to the Jungle - Tomb Raider - 10 pages (46-55)

Lara developer Crystal Dynamics tells us about mulitplayer, music and rebooting gaming's most famous female protagonist.

Trouble in Paradise - BioShock: Infinite - 8 pages (56-63)

Irrational Games returns to the world of BioShock with a brand new instalment in the franchise, dropping the undersea world of Rapture in favour of a city in the clouds.

Building the Next Generation - 6 pages (64-69)

The next wave of hardware innovations has sparked an unending torrent of speculation surrounding the future of the industry, but it's the software developers who have given consumers the first glimpse at what to expect from the next generation of gaming. Investigating the engines that will make it all happen, Games tm pulls back the curtain on the next gen.

Indie Uprising - 6 pages (70-75)

Games™ speaks to a few prominent voices to find out just what the indie uprising means for the industry as a whole...

Ragnar Tornquist Turns the Page - 4 pages (76-79)

Nearly seven years after Dreamfall's abrupt ending left players hanging, work has finally begun on it's long promised sequel, Dreamfall Chapters.

PreviewsEdit

Game Title Pages Pg No(s) 360 PS3 PC
Gears of War: Judgment 4 22-25 X
Dark Souls II 2 26-27 X X X
GRID 2 2 28-29 X X X
The Last of Us 2 30-31 X
The War Z 2 32-33 X
God of War: Ascension 2 34-35 X
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2 36-37 X X
The Phantom Pain 2 38-39 X X
Fuse 2 40-41 X X

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No(s) Verdict
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Namco Bandai PS3 4 86-89 8
PlanetSide 2 Sony PC 2 90-91 9
Natural Selection 2 Unknown Worlds PC 2 92-93 8
The Walking Dead Telltale 360 2 94-95 9
Guardians of Middle-Earth Warner Bros 360 1 96 8
DmC (Devil May Cry) Capcom 360 4 98-101 9
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Beamdog PC 2 102-103 9
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Sony Vita 1 104 6
Pid Might & Delight PC 1 106 6
Ace of Spades Jagex PC 2 108-109 4
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper Tecmo Koei Wii U 1 110 3
Forge Dark Vale Games PC 1 112 8
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition Rockstar iOS 0.5 113 6
The Walking Dead: Assault Gamagjo iOS 0.5 113 6
Ratchet & Clank: QForce Sony PS3 1 114 5
Rabbids Land Ubisoft Wii U 1 115 5
AirBuccaneers LudoCraft PC 1 116 7
Fly'n Steam PC 1 117 8
Middle Manager of Justice Double Fine iOS 1 118 7
Black Knight Sword Grasshopper 360 1 119 6
Aero Porter Level-5 3DS 1 121 7
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn Bethesda 360 0.5 122 8
Mass Effect 3: Omega Electronic Arts 360 0.5 122 5
Little Inferno Tomorrow Corp. PC 1 124 7

RetroEdit

Behind the Scenes: Scorched Tanks (Amiga) - 4 pages (130-133)

Best Boss: Space Harrier (Arcade) - 2 pages (134-135)

Conversion Catastrophe - Miner 2049er - Atari 2600 - 2 pages (136-137)

The Complete History of Games - 2000 - 4 pages (138-141)

Extended Play - The Sims - 1 page (140)

Collector's Corner - Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Mega Drive) - 2 pages (142-143)

The Rise and Fall of Crawfish Interactive - 6 pages (144-149)

Games™ speaks to the team behind the late Crawfish Interactive, the UK studio responsible for the groundbreaking Game Boy Advance conversion of Street Fighter Alpha 3

EssentialsEdit

10 of the biggest idiots in gaming - 2 pages (150-151)

MMO WorldsEdit

MMO Expansions: Round-Up - 2 pages (156-157)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - ½ page (156)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - ½ page (156)
Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan - ½ page (157)
EVE Online: Retribution - ½ page (157)

Marvel Heroes (PC) - 2 pages (158-159)

Guild Chat: Atli Mar Sveinsson (CCP Games) - ⅔ page (160)

Other CreditsEdit

Staff Writers

David Scarborough, Josh West

Senior Art Editor

Greg Whitaker

Assistant Designer

Perry Wardell-Wicks

Sub Editor

Rebecca Richards

Head of Publishing

Aaron Asadi

Head of Design

Ross Andrews

Contributors

Luke Albiges, Sam Bandah, Ben Biggs, Adam Barnes, Steve Burns, David Crookes, Jon Denton, Ian Dransfield, Dan Griliopoulos, Stuart Hunt, Darran Jones, Phil King, Ryan King, David Lynch, Jay McGregor, Damien McFerren, Chris McMahon, Emily Morganti, Graeme Nicholson, Rick Porter, Samuel Roberts, Chris Schilling, Aoife Wilson

External LinksEdit

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