SW Magazine #64 - Winners of the SW Awards to be announced shortly

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#1 Posted by Willy105 (24747 posts) -

January 17nd, 2013 - Issue 64 - @swm_magazine

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Letter from the Editor:

Cows are hating on Devil May Cry because it used to be a PS2 series that now has it's inferior version on PS3. I thought you guys didn't even want the game.

- Willy, Sheep in Charge


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System Wars Magazine is looking for System Warriors to join the fray! PM Willy105 to join, or send donuts to poor old GUFU.


HOW THE Wii U LAUNCH SAVED GAMESTOP

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Who said the Wii U was a flop?


PREVIEW: DON'T STARVE

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Today I burnt down the whole forestoops.


REVIEW: DAWNGUARD (SKYRIM DLC)

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Being a vampire lord is not as amazing as it sounds.


REVIEW: RAGE - THE SCORCHERS

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How about a cup of RAGE....DLC?


DOES POKEMON X AND Y LOOK LIKE AN N64 GAME?

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Who brought back the 90's?


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#2 Posted by superfalcon1234 (260 posts) -

but the 90s games are the best games ever :P

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#3 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5120 posts) -
excellent work team!!
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#4 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -
Good job William.
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#5 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

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Here are the results from the previous issue's poll. The War Z squeaked by as the dumbest of the bunch, but it looks like there were plenty of differing opinions.

So to everyone who voted (or if you didn't): Why did you pick what you picked? I'm quite curious to hear your reasonings. I personally went with the Eurogamer scandal because it served as a clear reminder that the way video gaming journalism is set up is inherently flawed. Not to say that all of it is corrupt, but the fact that there exists a clear conflict of interests between reporters and the publishers who provide them their material to critique is something that gamers should remain critical of. Any of the poll options are good candidates, though, so feel free to share your own opinions.

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#6 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -

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Here are the results from the previous issue's poll. The War Z squeaked by as the dumbest of the bunch, but it looks like there were plenty of differing opinions.

So to everyone who voted (or if you didn't): Why did you pick what you picked? I'm quite curious to hear your reasonings. I personally went with the Eurogamer scandal because it served as a clear reminder that the way video gaming journalism is set up is inherently flawed. Not to say that all of it is corrupt, but the fact that there exists a clear conflict of interests between reporters and the publishers who provide them their material to critique is something that gamers should remain critical of. Any of the poll options are good candidates, though, so feel free to share your own opinions.

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I'm suprised that the ARMA dev imprisonment and the death of 38 Studios weren't on the poll. They were some of the biggest fvck ups of the seventh gen. Oh and great job with this month's issue. :D
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#7 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

I'm suprised that the ARMA dev imprisonment and the death of 38 Studios weren't on the poll. They were some of the biggest fvck ups of the seventh gen. Oh and great job with this month's issue. :DTheDidact
I didn't realize I had forgotten about the Arma dev imprisonment until after I had posted the article. I ended up not going back and adding it because 1.) details on it were rather vague and 2.) it was more of a dumb political moment than a dumb gaming one. The only thing tying it into video games was that the people arrested happened to be game developers.

This is actually the first time I've heard of 38 Studios being shut down. Maybe if I had played Kingdoms of Amalur, I would have considered adding something about them.

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#8 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheDidact"]I'm suprised that the ARMA dev imprisonment and the death of 38 Studios weren't on the poll. They were some of the biggest fvck ups of the seventh gen. Oh and great job with this month's issue. :D1PMrFister

I didn't realize I had forgotten about the Arma dev imprisonment until after I had posted the article. I ended up not going back and adding it because 1.) details on it were rather vague and 2.) it was more of a dumb political moment than a dumb gaming one. The only thing tying it into video games was that the people arrested happened to be game developers.

This is actually the first time I've heard of 38 Studios being shut down. Maybe if I had played Kingdoms of Amalur, I would have considered adding something about them.

Basically, Curt Schilling, the pitcher that helped win the first world series in decades for the Red Sox blew all his money on the company and hired a million dollar writer for the game. It underperformed so hard that Schilling went broke and is in debt to both the governments of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
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#9 Posted by Willy105 (24747 posts) -
I give props to the guys who made Kingdom of Amalur for hiring the composer for the Rareware games. Wanted to get the game just to hear the music.
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#10 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
I give props to the guys who made Kingdom of Amalur for hiring the composer for the Rareware games. Wanted to get the game just to hear the music. Willy105
David Wise? Okay, now I want to play this game.
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#11 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15528 posts) -
Good job William. Heil68
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#13 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

It also doesn't help that people keep bloating up pictures of a handheld game...

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#14 Posted by Granny_Spanked (1341 posts) -

Just stop with this atrocity

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#15 Posted by ThePlatypus101 (44 posts) -
Nice reviews better then some I have seen on this website.
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#16 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4735 posts) -

Please... Pokemon is a SOLID Super FX game.

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#17 Posted by DraugenCP (8485 posts) -

I'm not a 100% satisfied about my reviews as I had to write them in a hurry, so I hope you guys still like them.

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#18 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

I'm not a 100% satisfied about my reviews as I had to write them in a hurry, so I hope you guys still like them.

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At least you had stuff for this issue. All I can do is try to hijack the topic about stuff I had in the last issue.