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PC Gamer

Xmas 2019

In addition to a great visual design, PC Gamer focuses more on communities, user-made content and of course the big-name games we know and love! Each issue also offers exclusive previews and insightful features to make sure you're at the top of your game. Delivering authoritative, honest, informative and entertaining reviews, PC Gamer is the ultimate buyer’s guide. ****Note: This digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.****

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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“inviting you to fully embody the life of a medieval ruler”

Every game’s an RPG these days. Titles as diverse as tactical shooters, fighting games, CCGs, and more are unified by touchstones like levelling and loot. And yet it’s oddly rare that we’re actually invited to play a role. Despite its dry interface of menus and maps, Crusader Kings II is one of the best role-playing experiences in gaming, inviting you to fully embody the life of a medieval ruler to a startling level of detail. Now its confident sequel is doubling-down on that idea, investing its simulation with even more avenues to discover and express not just your character’s personality, but that of their entire dynasty. Hail to the king, baby. ROBIN VALENTINE Specialist in Medieval succession laws Twitter @robinlvalentine This month Ruled the magazine with an iron fist. SUBSCRIBE TO PCGAMER Check out our Xmas offer! SEE p32…

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the pc gamer team

FRASER BROWN Specialist in Strategy scoops Twitter @FraserIBrown This month Headed over to PDXCON 19 for an absolute barrage of new Paradox announcements. RACHEL WATTS Specialist in Employability Twitter @rachel_wattts This month Became PC Gamer’s new staff writer, spilling out words across both the magazine and the site. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Lengthy RPG reviews Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Dropped all his hot takes in our lap and then disappeared off on holiday to Japan. Typical. CHRIS LIVINGSTON Specialist in Wasteland tinkering Twitter @screencuisine This month Found a way to make Fallout 4 even longer. At this rate he’ll be playing until the apocalypse.…

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snowstorm

Activision Blizzard isn’t having the best year. After laying off hundreds of employees in February and killing the Heroes of the Storm esports scene overnight, it’s now suspended Hearthstone pro player, Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai, after he shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” during a post-match interview livestream – referencing the ongoing political situation between China and the region. Blizzard ruled that Chung’s statements were in violation of tournament rules, banning him from competing for a year and revoking his prize money – and, in a bizarre display of collateral damage, even suspending the two casters who conducted the interview, despite them literally ducking under desks to avoid being caught up in the incident. THE BLOWBACK AGAINST BLIZZARD’S DECISION HAS BEEN INTENSE The swift and disproportionate action sparked a wave of…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Fortnite After its child-enraging black hole event, Fortnite returned with an impressive new map. The Sims 4 The latest expansion for the life sim behemoth is Discover University, letting your Sims enroll in education. Resident Evil 2 Modder ZombieAli is working on replacing Mr X with the goose from Untitled Goose Game. Genius. LOWS Vampire – Bloodlines : The Masquerade 2 Hardsuit Lab’s ambitious sequel has been delayed until 2020. Fallout 76 Following the delay of the next major update, Bethesda launched an ill-advised subscription service. Planetside Arena Daybreak Games has laid off more employees including a chunk of the team working on Planetside Arena.…

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remote chance

The problem with couch co-op is that it involves (shudder) Full Human Interaction. Valve to the rescue! Steam now offers (in the beta client) Remote Play Together, which allows local co-op games to be played over the internet. There are over 4,000 supported games at launch, and no, I’m not listing them here because we only have so much space and I’m not looking them all up. The host invites somebody from their friends list (who doesn’t need to own the game) to play, the game is streamed to their screen, and away you go. While we’ve found that internet speeds have an effect on quality, it’s surprisingly solid so far.…

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strong as a (parad)ox

You can check out p30 and p36 for the new games, but there’s plenty more announcements from Paradox’s annual convention to talk about. Battletech’s Heavy Metal expansion, for example. Eight new mechs! Flashpoint mini-campaign! Plus a free update to the base game, with two new mechs and official mod support. All coming November 21. Stellaris gets an expansion by the name of Federations. Based on negotiating with aliens rather than blowing them up, this DLC will allow you to make alliances and be a space politician. Release is TBC, but the Lithoids Species Pack – with new species portraits and ship models – is out now. Age of Wonders: Planetfall’s first expansion lands November 19. Revelations offers two campaigns, a new faction, and more. With Hearts of Iron 4’s La Resistance expansion…

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