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FirstLook Issue #13 Out Now – Stars Alien: Isolation, Titanfall, Dark Souls II and more!


LONDON, UK 21st February 2014: Like a sleek xenomorph bursting out of John Hurt's chest, 2014's first issue of Cranberry Publishing's celebrated digital magazine FirstLook is now live, via GamerZines.com, PreOrder-IQ.com and Issuu.com.

The thirteenth issue in total stars Creative Assembly's exciting survival horror experience Alien: Isolation, as our staff enjoy exclusive access to the talent behind the cerebral scare-em-up. Other highlights include exclusive previews, shots and video of three of the year's biggest titles The Elder Scrolls Online, Titanfall, and Dark Souls II. We also take the time to examine a few potential sleeper hits which just might take gamers by surprise.

To find out what specific titles and articles feature in the gargantuan 80-page long February issue, in appearance order no less, see below:

·         Styx: Master of Shadows Preview

·         Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Preview

·         PreOrder Must Haves

·         Alien: Isolation Interview with Creative Assembly

·         Titanfall hands-on report with exclusive video

·         The Elder Scrolls Online hands-on report with exclusive shots

·         Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Preview

·         Dark Souls II  Preview

·         Wargame: Red Dragon Preview

·         Why Now Is The Time To Return to  Guild Wars 2

·         Why ESGN Will Take eSports to the Next Level Feature

·         Video Showcase

·         Game On DLC and UGC Round-up

“Firstlook magazine is getting stronger and stronger with every issue, and this month we've really outdone ourselves,” said Andy Griffiths, editor of FirstLook.

“Inside this issue we give the greatest games on the horizon their due in dedicated previews and features, but we also take the time to write extensively about one of our greatest office pastimes – Guild Wars 2. Our obsession with ArenaNet's MMORPG has progressed from constant to all emcompassing in recent months and now that Tyria's greatest capital Lion's Arch is under siege we honestly can't think of anything else!”

Inside FirstLook magazine there are direct links to PreOrder-IQ.com associated with every game featured, so it's possible for an individual to learn about a game and secure a copy of it in just a few clicks. Additionally FirstLook Magazine can also be easily embedded on any web page, be it a publisher's website, product blog, or community forum.

FirstLook is available as a downloadable .PDF every month via GamerZines.com and PreOrder-IQ.com and there's also the ability to view each issue in a browser via Issuu.com. The latter option means that readers can catch up on the latest issue by PC, tablet or phone without the need to download any additional software.

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ABOUT Cranberry Publishing:

Cranberry Publishing was established in 2004 and was one of the first pioneers of digital-only magazine production, publishing over four hundred issues of their bespoke magazines PCGZine, MMOZine, PlayZine, 360Zine and PS3Zine. In additional to independent magazines, Cranberry Publishing has also produced dozens of dedicated product supplements for the likes of EA, Kalypso Media, NCSOFT and other games publishers. The company currently owns and operates the GamerZines.com domain as well as PreOrder-IQ.com.


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