Game Informer Predicts: The Hot Picks for E3; Veteran Editor Andy McNamara Comments on Top Games, the ``Ones to Watch''.Entertainment Editors/Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2003
Game Informer Game Informer (often abbreviated to GI) is an American-based monthly magazine featuring articles, news, strategy and reviews of popular video games and associated consoles. , the nation's leading computer and video game magazine, today listed its top picks for the hottest games at this year's E3 Expo. (Check back for GI's wrap-up wrap-up
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Here are Game Informer's picks, in no particular order:
Halo 2 Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Bungie Studios Platform: Xbox McNamara says: "This follow-up to the Xbox's breakthrough launch title will surely amaze gamers. Even though it will only be shown on video, it could still be a shoo-in for game of the show." Mario Kart: Double Dash Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Platform: GameCube McNamara says: "Gamers have been waiting patiently for Mario Kart's triumphant return to consoles since 1997, and Double Dash shouldn't disappoint. Featuring support of Nintendo's new Local Area Network functionality, expect Double Dash to be THE party game for GameCube this holiday season." Half-Life 2 Publisher: Vivendi Universal Developer: Valve Platform: PC McNamara says: "The original Half-Life set the gaming world on its ear with amazing story and adventure elements, and the long-awaited sequel already has the online community buzzing with excitement." Doom III Publisher: Activision Developer: id Software Platform: PC McNamara says: "Last year's sneak peek at Doom III sent waves through the industry with its amazing visuals. At last, we get to play the game. Expect Doom III to scare the pants off of everyone with pulse-pounding gameplay to back up its spectacular graphics." Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Electronic Arts Platform: PS2, Xbox, GameCube McNamara says: "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault thrilled gamers with its amazing recreation of the Normandy invasion. As breathtaking as that scene was, it's nothing compared to Rising Sun's unbelievable reenactment of Pearl Harbor. It's so real; it's scary." Gran Turismo 4 Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Developer: Polyphony Digital Platform: PlayStation McNamara says: "Little is known about Sony's follow-up to the greatest racing game of all time, but we do know it is going to be online and feature the biggest line-up of vehicles the world has ever seen. We expect to be amazed by its new photo-realistic graphics as well." Spider-Man 2 Publisher: Activision Developer: Treyarch Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube McNamara says: "With incredible open-city exploration inspired by Grand Theft Auto III, and strong ties to next year's upcoming feature film, Spider-Man 2 could very well be the surprise hit of the show. Kids and adults alike simply adore this character, and seeing that this is Spider-Man's most ambitious game to date, it will surely create a buzz at E3." The Sims 2 Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Maxis Platform: PC McNamara says: "Without question, everyone is curious to see where Electronic Arts plans to take this series next. The Sims' comedic view on life and irresistible gameplay proved to be a winning combination for millions of PC gamers. If this sequel can replicate the magic of its predecessor, gamers will be lining up for miles to trade in their lives for a digital alter ego." Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Platform: Unknown McNamara says: "After the debacle that was Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, it's good to see Konami give the series back to its hero, Solid Snake. This time around he finds himself battling it out in the jungle. Think Rambo, but not as lame." Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Square Soft Platform: GameCube McNamara says: "After spending years apart, Nintendo and Square Soft are reuniting for a GameCube exclusive Final Fantasy adventure. Up to four players can quest together in this groundbreaking entry to the epic series." Jak II Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Naughty Dog Platform: PlayStation 2 McNamara says: "If Jak and Daxter is considered a platform game, Jak II should be classified as a sweeping adventure that redefines what a platformer can be."
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Founded in 1991, Game Informer is the leading computer and video game magazine, with circulation topping one million subscribers. GI was named the fastest-growing consumer magazine in 2002 by Advertising Age DataCenter The department that houses the computer systems and related equipment, including the data library. Data entry and systems programming may also come under its jurisdiction. A control section is usually provided that accepts work from and releases output to user departments. See server farm. , experiencing 260 percent growth from June June: see month. 2001 to June 2002. A veteran to publishing for active game consumers, GI provides in-depth in-depth
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