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SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

VOL 15 ISSUE 2

FEATURES G.E.L.F. Essential lifestyle gear Epic Mickey 2 Eek, a mouse Darksiders II Feel the chill PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX / NINTENDO

REVIEWS Exclusive: Prototype 2 SSX Kid Icarus: Uprising Journey

This is my tomahawk, this is my gun. This one is for slaying, and this one is for fun.

SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

VOL 15 ISSUE 2

IVE LUS C X E us Bon ver! al co digit

PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX / NINTENDO

REVIEWS Exclusive: Prototype 2 SSX Kid Icarus: Uprising Journey + MORE

DARKSIDERS II I beheld a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death

FEATURES Assassin’s Creed III New game, new assassin, New World. Epic Mickey 2 Eek, a mouse G.E.L.F. Essential lifestyle gear

Editor Michael “RedTide“ James [email protected] Assistant editor Geoff “GeometriX“ Burrows Staff writer Dane “Barkskin “ Remendes Contributing editor Lauren “Guardi3n “ Das Neves Technical writer Neo “ShockG“ Sibeko International correspondent Miktar “Miktar” Dracon Contributors Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert Walt “Ramjet” Pretorius Miklós “Mikit0707 “ Szecsei Pippa “UnexpectedGirl” Tshabalala Tarryn “Azimuth “ Van Der Byl Adam “Madman” Liebman Art director Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides Photography Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides Dreamstime.com Fotolia.com Sales executive Cheryl “Cleona“ Harris / [email protected] +27 72 322 9875 Marketing and promotions manager Jacqui “Jax” Jacobs [email protected] +27 82 778 8439 Office assistant Paul Ndebele Contact details P .O. Box 237, Olivedale, 2158, South Africa Tel +27 11 704 2679 Fax +27 11 704 4120 Subscription department [email protected] Internet www.nag.co.za www.zinio.com/nag www.facebook.com/NAGMagazine www.twitter.com/nagcoza Printing Impress Web Printers 031 263 2755 Distribution On the Dot Stuart Dickerson / 011 401 5932

Contents

Features

Regulars

28 THE TOP 8 ADGs (ATTENTIONDEMANDING GAMES) OF 2012

8 10 14

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2012 is looking like a scorching year for video games. We pick the top eight that have us salivating with thoughts of what gaming’s future holds.

Opinion

32 GAMER’S ESSENTIAL LIFESTYLE FEATURE

14 16 18 20 83 98

The lifestyle of a gamer is generally shrouded in gloriously nerdy pursuits that occupy our time when we’re not actually playing games. Here be some things for you to want, and want now.

I, Gamer The Game Stalker The Indie Investigator Miktar’s Meanderings Hardwired Game Over

Previews 52 54 56

Sleeping Dogs Dead or Alive 5 ShootMania Storm

38 DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO Warren Spector isn’t done with Mickey after just one game. We bring you the skinny on its duo-fuelled innards.

42 DARKSIDERS II

Reviews

War is old hat – Death is all the rage right now. Darksiders II puts the “action” in action RPG, promising more, more and more than its forebear ever did.

58 59

46 ASSASSIN’S CREED III

60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 75 76 77 79

Reviews: Introduction Short Reviews: Army Corps of Hell / Lumines: Electronic Symphony Silent Hill HD Collection Prototype 2 Armored Core V Street Fighter X Tekken Kid Icarus: Uprising Journey Twisted Metal SSX Yakuza: Dead Souls The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff Blades of Time Tekken 3D: Prime Edition The Jak and Daxter Trilogy

Hardware 80 82 84 90 92 94 96 97

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