It’s our birthday, and everyone gets cake*! For 14 years, NAG has been dedicated to bringing you, dearest readers, the best that this glorious gaming life has to offer: technology, games and all the gloriously random stuff in between. And, if we do say so ourselves, the years have been mighty kind to us. We’re growing ever more handsome as we power onwards.

Head beyond the break to marvel at our super-shiny cover and to get hold of the contents PDF.

We’re jam-packed with a pleasing mix of everything this month. Our reviews section boasts dissections of Mass Effect 3, Soul Calibur V, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Syndicate, UFC Undisputed 3, Binary Domain, Gotham City Impostors and more. We preview Street Fighter X Tekken, PlanetSide 2, Tribes: Ascend (ah, jetpacks: we do love you so very, very much) and others.

Our hardware section demands your attention, with reviews of Sony’s powerful portable contender, the PlayStation Vita, Intel’s Core i7-3930K and the Big Bang-XPower II from MSI. Our Dream Machine is kitted out with an all-new beast of a GPU, and we test a whole bunch of these new-fangled tablet thingies to guide potential buyers in the right direction.

We’re rolling in marvellous features to celebrate our 14th year on this planet. We brave scary planes and weird-looking airline food to bring you in-depth looks at Max Payne 3, the real X-COM remake and our cover-featured game, Prototype 2. We aim to get you started on the path to becoming the next great indie developer, while simultaneously boasting about the top eight reasons why this job makes us supremely happy.

You can get your eager hands on all this and more in the April issue of NAG, which crash-lands on store shelves this Thursday, the 29th of March.

Happy birthday to us YAY!

*Nobody actually gets cake. Except maybe us. Maximum apologies. 🙁

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