My work was featured in five publications during the February 2011 print month (one is a combined January/February issue), including a large exclusive feature preview that I’m excited to finally share on here.
That feature is found in the February 2011 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, and it’s a six-page look at True Crime: Hong Kong based on a trip to United Front Games in Vancouver in early December. The preview is titled “Scene of the Crime” (opening spread pictured below) and is found from pages 54-59. As part of the coverage, I also put together a cover story for the EGMi digital magazine that included a separate preview and transcribed interview, all of which you can read more about here. It was a really big opportunity for me, and I’m really happy with how the coverage turned out. An even larger opportunity offer followed recently, but I couldn’t take it due to timing. But I’m convinced something like it will come around again soon, so I’m holding out hope that it won’t be a long wait!
Over in Official Xbox Magazine this month, you’ll find three relatively brief reviews from me in the back of the book. My review of the crummy Joe’s Adventures add-on DLC for Mafia II is found on page 76, while a larger view of the sharp Raskulls is on page 78, and my appraisal of the shrugworthy 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 is on page 83. The January/February 2011 issue of @Gamer Magazine has a couple pieces from me: a two-page preview of Killzone 3 on pages 24-25, and a tiny review of Michael Jackson: The Experience for Wii on page 87. You’ll find much more coverage from me in the upcoming March issue, including a six-page Nintendo 3DS feature and a two-page review of a soon-to-be-released fighter.
The February 2011 issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine includes three pieces of mine — a news story about the announcement of the Tomb Raider reboot that’s expanded out to a two-page spread from 12-13, a one-page story about Mass Effect 3’s announcement on page 19, and finally a brief review of the decent Beat Sketcher for PSN on page 86. I have a few pieces coming in the March issue, and then two larger contributions to the April issue (one that’s particularly exciting), so keep an eye out for those. Finally, Nintendo Power has just one of my Community pieces this month — a one-page piece on some homemade NES bedding made by a young woman and her mother from Georgia. The layout seems to accidentally include an unrelated image also seen on the prior page, but at least the much larger image spotlights the bedding in all its glory.