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Raiden Cuts Loose on PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s July issue

Roger Burchill's Avatar + Posted by Roger Burchill on Jun 04, 2012 // Editor in Chief, PlayStation: The Official Magazine

PTOM’s cover may be looking a bit more ragged than usual this month, but we think it perfectly represents the slice ’n’ dice awesomeness of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. We’ve got exclusive screenshots and chat with Hideo Kojima, Atsushi Inaba, and other members of the Platinum Games/Kojima Productions dev team to get the inside scoop on this new more action-oriented turn for the Metal Gear franchise. And FYI: The game’s slicing mechanic works suh-weeeeet!

PTOM: July 2012

We also take an in-depth look at 2K Games’ new combat shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Yes, another combat shooter. But Spec Ops focus on the dark, mind-twisting psychological effects of war is intriguing and could offer a new twist for the familiar genre. On a lighter note, we take a look at 20 Insane Trophies that we dare you to attempt. ’Cause there’s no way we’re ever gonna manage to earn ’em. Let us know how you do.

In our early looks and previews, we’ve go info on God of War: Ascension (OMG! Kratos!), PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, Crysis 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dishonored, DmC: Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 6… Can we stop now? Is that enough gaming goodness to suffice? Well, don’t worry about it—there’s more.

Rockstar Game’s Max Payne 3 leads off this month’s review section, which also includes our final verdicts on big titles like Starhawk, Prototype 2, Dragon’s Dogma, Dirt Showdown, and Mortal Kombat for Vita. But the surprise performers this month? Check out our thoughts on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and two notable PSN games: Closure and the first episode of The Walking Dead. Not a bad month for games at all…

It’s also not a bad month to pick up the July issue of PTOM, arriving on newsstands on Tuesday, June 5 (The first day of E3!).

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25 Comments

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+ WFMMK on June 4th, 2012 at 7:40 am said:

Nice cover, love the slice effect. Looking forward to Rising I hope they release the E3 demo to the public soon. Can’t wait to watch E3 live!


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+ PatriotEyez27 on June 4th, 2012 at 7:40 am said:

Amazing,can’t wait for tonight ;)


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+ Newcloud on June 4th, 2012 at 7:45 am said:

DmC playstation all stars???? Dante in battle royle?


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+ Teach1982 on June 4th, 2012 at 7:46 am said:

Anyone have recommendations on where to subscribe to this mag online??


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+ WFMMK on June 4th, 2012 at 7:55 am said:

@Teach

I used amazon they have good deals on it.


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+ XFRod on June 4th, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

#3 – No….. No Dante in Playstation All-Stars. It’s just the banner along the bottom showing what games are covered in the mag. Note, the other side… Resident Evil 6 / Crysis 3… Although, your reaction was what I first saw when I looked at it, too.


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+ WFMMK on June 4th, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

@ Newcloud

It’s a list of 4 games they’re previewing. There is a chance Dante might be in the game but I doubt it’ll be the new one.


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+ Carl-G on June 4th, 2012 at 8:31 am said:

SNAKE?! SNAAAAAAAAAAKE?! “NO NOT SNAKE!!!” :D Classic E3 years back when MicroSoft said “We have Snake now” & Kojima said “No not Snake” :D Can’t say i am to bothered about MG:R(or whatever it’s called now)


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+ ERC1980 on June 4th, 2012 at 8:37 am said:

Hello Roger
As a subscriber, when can i expect to receive this issue?

Can’t wait to check out this issue, the newest e3 trailer has gotten me hyped up for Raidens adventure :)


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+ MarioTBK on June 4th, 2012 at 8:48 am said:

I’m still waiting for the formal cancelation of this project so all MGS fans can rejoice. Ever since the Bayonetta people took over this project it has looked so stupid. The original version looked so much better, and the theory was a thousand times better. Now it’s just generic garbage.

Also, I didn’t know PS magazine still existed, I remember getting it back in the PS1/early PS2 era, nice. They always did have the coolest covers, like the one for the first DMC(you know, the real one, not the craptastic reboot).


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+ BrownChiKaNo on June 4th, 2012 at 9:34 am said:

Who cares, give us PS+ June preview already, wtf!


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+ mcbuttz78 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

hey roger.. im going to pick this up when i get off work. Like the avi.. haha is that really you.. Look like the guy in gta china town wars… hmm. hey my friend said would it be ok to hire bill donuhue onthe staff… you said you could revenge for base ball bat attacks from back in the day.. ne way l8tr

Mcbuttz78
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+ WolfyHopeless on June 4th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

I’m not even going to dignify MGR by acknowledging it as a valid game in the MG universe. Kojima isn’t really taking it seriously and like many of his fans, the metal gear universe ended to him with snake.


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+ CAPTAINCANADA94 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

got my issus last week. the max review was good. and the new eds seem pretty cool. shame ken left but eh the way it goes, yo Rog you guys going to E3


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+ Dantes_Ragnarok on June 4th, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

So they are serious with DmC?
Come on Capcom, give us Devil May Cry 5!
*crosses fingers for E3*


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+ zombie9 on June 4th, 2012 at 12:11 pm said:

I stopped buying PTOM because they would review games before they were even out. cough (Killzone3).
But without MGS I would not be a Playstation Fan. Zombie9 returns in 2 weeks!!!! see ya then.


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+ Elvick_ on June 4th, 2012 at 1:02 pm said:

@16: Wut… they get review copies sent to them… that’s how it works. Unless they know the game is terrible, then a company will force reviewers to either not review it at all or buy it to review it. Hopefully getting enough people to buy it before people find out it’s terrible~

@blog; Shame it seems like a missed opportunity for Move support. And not lame support like Ninja Gaiden 3′s waggle either. The slice mechanic screams, “slice with the move”… and keep the actual combat to buttons. Shame only MS is willing to dish out endless money for Kinect. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dragon Ball Z… even if they suck they’ll sell because they’ll be advertised and are part of big franchises.

*le sigh*


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+ Riaden242 on June 4th, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

OMG I just….. I don.t even have the words. I am SO exited for this E3. I don’t think i can wait 4 more hours!


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+ defeater_man on June 4th, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

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+ j2k_3000 on June 4th, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

Ninja Gaiden 3 is a letdown to hardcore fans like myself. But i’m excited to see how MG Rising is turning out to be epic and its going to bury NG3, blame hayashi for that.


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+ hung187 on June 4th, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

BEST E3 FROM SONY I EVER. KEEP IT UP PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Busca-Cabezas on June 4th, 2012 at 10:32 pm said:

LOL! @ Suh-weeeeeet! :D PTOM simply, ROCKS! E3 FTW!! Sony & PlayStation, #1!!!!


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+ darkspectre on June 6th, 2012 at 2:09 am said:

I usually don’t by gaming mags anymore thanks to YouTube and gaming websites, but this issue of PTOM magazine is just too good to pass up. I haven’t read one since they pulled PlayStation 2 demo discs from the issues!


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+ truongtantai on June 7th, 2012 at 4:18 am said:

cant wait get MSR


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+ S-A-Z-A-R on June 7th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

Looking ford to play MGR even tho snake is not going to be in it ill still enjoy it. And who knows maybe he will get a apparence on playstation All stars Battle Royale but only time will tell.


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