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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!


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly – Holiday 2007

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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Holiday 2007

    Electronic Gaming Monthly was probably the most well known video game magazine and was certainly the longest lasting. My personal favorite was VideoGames & Computer Entertainment but EGM was a close second, particularly in the 16-bit days.

    Here we have a nearly decade old holiday issue from 2007. The contents include:

    Press Start

    • Holiday Buyer’s Guide
    • Foreign Object – We look at a game that teaches you how to be a pervert (in case you really needed help)
    • Ask the Pros: Halo 3
    • Preview: Unreal Tournament 3
    • Online Game Trading – How to get top dollar for that dusty pile of games chilling in your closet
    • Preview: Lost Odyssey
    • Rumor Mill – BioShock set to resurface on the PS3?

    Reviews

    • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
    • Geometry Wars: Galaxies
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
    • Need for Speed: ProStreet
    • Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground
    • Manhunt 2
    • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    • BlackSite: Area 52
    • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
    • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
    • TimeShift
    • Mass Effect
    • Contra 4
    • Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends
    • Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
    • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus

    Game Over

    • Retro: WTFiction!? – This month we tackle Final Fantasy VII’s convoluted story

    …and more!





  • Top 20 Video Games of Sept./Oct. 2007

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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Holiday 2007

    Amazon.com’s top 20 games of Sept./Oct. 2007 (from the Holiday 2007 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly):

    1. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Halo 3 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    3. Halo 3 Legendary Edition (Xbox 360)
    4. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS)
    5. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party Bundle (Wii)
    6. Wii Play (with Wii Remote)
    7. Carnival Games (Wii)
    8. Brain Age 2: More training in Minutes a Day! (Nintendo DS)
    9. Heavenly Sword (PS3)
    10. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (Xbox 360)
    11. BioShock (Xbox 360)
    12. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (Nintendo DS)
    13. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
    14. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
    15. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS)
    16. MySims (Wii)
    17. Madden NFL ’08 (PS2)
    18. Mario Party 8 (Wii)
    19. Pokemon Diamons (Nintendo DS)
    20. Skate (Xbox 360)

    The most surprising things on this list to me? 1) There are three versions of Halo 3 in the top 3 spots. 2) I can’t believe MOST of this stuff is a decade old but 3) there’s a PS2 game at #17…