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Special Christmas gift guide edition with the best gaming & pop culture news & reviews. Don't miss this special edition!

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  • VIDEO GAMESCOSPLAY COMICSBOARD GAMES

    ANIME & MANGAINTERVIEWS

    DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE

    180+ PAGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

  • EXCLUSIVESSPECIALS

    PROMOTIONSTONS MORE!

    GET YOURS IN STORE.

  • Publisher: Rob Jenkins (Gametraders Operations Centre)

    Art Director: Giselle Capozza (Gametraders Operations Centre)

    Game Review & Preview Editors:Nick Getley & Kylie Tuttle

    (Sticky Trigger)

    Retro Writer: Jess Wilson

    UK Writer: Elliott Buddo

    US Writer: Serwa Aboagye

    Sticky Trigger Writers: Kylie Tuttle Nick GetleyAlex HolmesSam Babu

    Nick PearceAaron MilliganBen Rachow Elliott Buddo

    Bridget SweeneySean Fox

    Miranda NelsonTim Arnold

    Matthew RaspeSasha KarenLiam Church

    THE LIVE TEAM

    INSIDE16 Your Game Hit List for 201452 Reviews

    118 Cosplay Interviews182 Special Tribute: Justin ACharacter

    Merry Christmas!

    What a year! Christmas is almost here and that means many of us will be taking time off for holidays. It might be snowing where you are or hot summer sun, but whatever the weather, holidays are a great time to catch up on some gaming.

    Some of us will be hoping for a game or maybe even a console under the Christmas tree. Games like Super Smash Bros on 3DS, Destiny, or any of the other titles that stood out in 2014 would be welcome under my tree, as would a PS4 or Xbox One. Yes its time to upgrade and get down to some serious gaming this holiday period.

    Whatever Santa puts under your Christmas tree, enjoy it, have fun and lets look forward to another big year in gaming where my prediction is well see some of the best titles in a long while come out on next generation systems.

    Id also like to take a moment to thank our team, the amazing Giselle is our Art Director and does an amazing job every month. The fabulous team at Sticky Trigger headed up by Nick and Kylie are simply the best reviewers and editors out there. Our contributors including Paul, Khai, Scott and Jess do an awesome job as does Blake and Hayley who are special contributors and writers.

    Merry Christmas to you all

    From the team at Gametraders Live Magazine and all the Gametraders Stores, head office team and store staff.

    FROM THE EDITOR

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    $30!

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    MUST HAVE FIGURINES!

  • WHATS NEW?

    Gametraders stores have a huge range of board games to choose from this Christmas, including the popular Risk - The Walking Dead edition, a great Christmas present for all the Walking Dead fans out there!

    Get it now at Gametraders!

    BOARD GAMES ARE BACK! HAVE A NOTE 4?PO

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    One of the most popular gift ideas this Christmas will be Pops from your Gametraders store. Theres dozens and dozens to choose from including those from games, movies and even TV Series like the popular Walking Dead series. As they say - collect them all!

    IN GAMETRADERS STORES..

  • BOARD GAMES ARE BACK! HAVE A NOTE 4?Samsung Gear VR is the hot new accessory for Note 4 owners and promises you an immersive

    VR experience from your phone giving the wearer a 96 degree viewing angle that creates

    an amazing viewing experience for those watching a movie or playing games on their Note 4. Powered by Occulus this takes mobile gaming into a whole new are of virtual reality and weighs only 379g. Due out soon, check with your phone

    retailer for final costs.http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/mobile-

    phone/wearables/wearables/SM-R320NPWAXSA

    Something different to get those holiday snaps? Jump into your camera store for these retro beauties. Try a Lomo. If you love those funky Instagram style filters youll love a LOMO

    Lomo cameras are originally a Russian made film camera that has a massive following due to their quirky nature and the sometimes unpredictable results you get by using these cameras. You can read more on their official site but heres a few hip cameras to consider for Christmas Spinner 360 is really unique. It lets you pull a rip cord and it takes a full 360 panorama - approx $140 - http://microsites.lomography.com/spinner-360/

    LOMO CAMERAS!

    Imagine your Cosplay photos using this retro camera!

    IN TECH..

  • DECEMBERGAMERELEASES!

    Get em at

    The Crew

    The Crew Limited Edition

    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

    Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth

    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

    Motorcycle Club

    02/12/2014

    02/12/2014

    04/12/2014

    04/12/2014

    09/12/2014

    05/12/2014

    360

    PC, XB1, PS4

    PS3

    3DS

    PC, PS4

    PS4

    DATE TITLE FORMATS

  • 360

    PC, XB1, PS4

    PS3

    3DS

    PC, PS4

    PS4

    MUST HAVE GAMES THIS CHRISTMAS! DISCOUNTED

    PRICES IN STORE!

    Most games available on multiple formats, see in store for massive range!

  • WHAT'S HOT IN THE USGAMING IN THE US

  • WHAT'S HOT IN THE USGAMING IN THE US

    Christmas. The winter wonder-land and the most wonderful time of the year! Well, for gamers it sure is a wonderful time of year! My best Christmas memories are running down stairs to a nice warm living room (it snows here in the US dont forget!) and seeing presents under the tree and then wondering just what I may receive that year!

    Family is a big thing to me, so its al-ways great when we received video games as presents as it was nor-mally something that we could all do together play, fight over whose turn it was, play some more!

    So whats hot for Christmas gift giv-ing in the USA this year?

    Consoles No brainer here! Without a console, a game is just a nice shiny disc in a pretty case! Christmas time is al-ways a great time for buying con-soles. Most retailers will do bundle deals which are great value for money as you not only get the con-sole, but you can also get a game or an extra controller in the deal which normally works out to save some money and everyone likes to do that! This year, the big winners will be Microsoft and the Xbox One. They have a few console deals which see you not only getting a console, but also with pre-loaded games such as Titanfall (yes, there are still a few out there is you look hard enough!) and Sunset Over-drive. A lot of retailers also make up their own bundle deals, so keep your eyes posted on the Christmas catalogues for any deals!

    GamesWhere to begin! We have been spoilt big time this year with title releases! Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sunset Over-drive, Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, Tropico 5, LittleBigPlanet 3, GTA V for next gen and the list

    goes on and on! E3 2014 prepared us gamers for a bumper game giv-ing season this year and gaming publishers havent disappointed us! There are a plethora of titles for all console users this year and the gaming industry are sure to make a pretty penny off it, thats for sure! If you find yourself stressing over what title to get, speak to the sales staff at your local stores about who you are buying for and what games they usually play, they will be able to suggest a great title in your gam-ers fave genre!

    CollectiblesOver the past 12 months, there has been a massive increase in POPu-larity for those funny little plastic things we know and now love as POP! Vinyl figures! What started out as a niche collectible, POP! Figures are quite possibly some of the most popular and most wanted collectibles this year. Catering to all ages and tastes, Funko have a wide variety figures ranges from not only games, but also TV and movie fa-vourites such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Disney movie characters and more. The hardest choice is working out what one to buy as there are so many out on the market now! For the older collector, the more detailed and detailed fig-ures are always a winner. Sure you cant play with them like you could with the POP! Figures, but figures like Batman, the Joker, DeadPool etc will be a huge hit with avid fans and collectors alike.

    Christmas 2014 is sure to be a great one, I just hope you are all on Santas good list! Have a fantastic and safe Christmas yall and stay tuned for more of Gaming in the US in 2015!

    WRITTEN BY serwa Aboagye

  • WHAT'S HOT IN THE UKGAMING IN THE UK

  • WHAT'S HOT IN THE UKGAMING IN THE UK

    As Britons, my countrymen under-stand year-long cold. We shiver, we dig deep and we endure. Be that as it may, we all know the real battle lies at the end of the calendar. From years beginning to years end, that season is always at the back of our minds. We, above all others, have earned the right to say it: Winters coming.

    Fear not dear readers, for there is a solution to the bitter cold! Get in-side, turn the heating on, throw on a sweater and