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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (June 2007)

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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Issue Number 216 – June 2007

    EGM ran for many years. By the time 2007 came along, I didn’t really pay that much attention to it anymore. Neither did many others apparently since it didn’t last as a print publication all that much longer. It wasn’t that it became a terrible magazine or anything, I just didn’t keep up with newer games like I used to and most of those who did, did so online. It’s still hard for me to believe that systems like the PS3 are a decade old. The June 2007 issue of EGM includes:

    Letters

    • In Soviet Russia, letter writes you

    Press Start

    • Exclusive: God of War: Chains of Olympus – The portable world just got a whole lot bloodier…
    • Works in Progress – Keep an eye on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – they’re changing
    • Foreign Object
    • Preview: Fracture – The shooter from the MechAssault guys breaks new ground
    • Online Scene – Check out what developers are praising – or whining about
    • Preview: Manhunt 2 – The Wii steps into Mature-rated territory – take that, politician!
    • The Big Ones – Grand Theft Auto IV goes under the EGM microscope
    • Interview: Hironobu Skaguchi – Why does the creator of Final Fantasy hate the PS3?
    • Rumor Mill – The Q-Mann reveals where Dead or Alive will bounce to next
    • Take This Job – Learn what it takes to break into the world of public relations
    • Coming Soon – Games that defy the so-called “summer drought”

    Reviews

    • Reviews Intro
    • F.E.A.R.
    • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
    • Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia
    • Dawn of Mana
    • Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm
    • .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce
    • Etrian Odyssey
    • Time Ace
    • Brooktown High
    • Coded Arms: Contagion
    • Reviews Wrap-Up

    Game Over

    • Seanbaby’s Rest of the Crap – Why is Seanbaby interested in playing with dolls? Isn’t that sort of, uh, creepy?
    • Retro: Grappling With Greatness – Games that feature the infamous “grapple” are destined to be remembered
    • Crossword/Grudge Match – EGM’s final crossword puzzle? Say it ain’t so!
    • Next Month
    • Hsu & Chan

    …and more!


  • Kurenai (Red Ninja: End of Honor)

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    Source: Girls of Gaming 5 

    Girls of Gaming was a spinoff of Play Magazine. It featured pin-ups of fictitious girls, mostly from video games and anime. In this example, we have Kurenai from a game called “Red Ninja: End of Honor” that was released in 2005 for the Xbox and PlayStation 2.

    I wasn’t familiar with this game and after a brief internet search I can see why. It generally got terrible reviews and was the only game produced by the studio that produced it. Some interesting ideas but poorly executed. Nevertheless, the main character, Kurenai, earned a spot in Girls of Gaming.