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PC Gamer May 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.****

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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EDITORIAL Global Editor in ChiefEvan Lahti Editor in ChiefSamuel Roberts EditorPhil Savage DeputyEditorPhilippa Warr Art EditorJohn Strike ProductionEditorTim Empey Web EditorTom Senior Section EditorAndy Kelly News EditorFraser Brown CONTRIBUTORS WritingKimberley Ballard, Natalie Clayton, Matt Elliott, Phil Iwaniuk, Rick Lane, Chris Livingston, Steven Messner, Xalavier Nelson Jr., James Norris, Tom Sykes, Tyler Wilde ArtDavid Lyttleton PHOTOGRAPHY Future PhotographyStudio All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected ADVERTISING Media packs are available on request Commercial DirectorClare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Advertising DirectorTom Parkinson tom.parkinson@futurenet.com Account DirectorJeff Jones jeff.jones@futurenet.com Account ManagerKevin Stoddart kevin.stoddart@futurenet.com INTERNATIONALLICENSING PC Gamer is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Head of subscriptions Sharon Todd CIRCULATION Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers PRODUCTION Head of Production US & UK Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Fran Twentyman Editorial Operations Assistant Steve Wright MANAGEMENT Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Brand Director,…

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“this issue is full of the subtle things that shape pc gaming”

As a long time PC gamer, I think my sense of perspective has been permanently broken. I enjoy a Battlefieldor Assassin’s Creed, sure, but it takes the resurrection of a 15-year-old cult classic to really get me excited. That’s the kind of PC game I feel proud to have on our cover. This issue is full of the subtle things that shape PC gaming. We cover the news of Dwarf Fortress coming to Steam, reveal the rebirth of Divinity as a turn-based tactical strategy, and celebrate diversity and creativity in our round up of the best free games. We’ve also got reviews of The Division 2 and Anthem, because there’s still always a place for some big, dumb fun. phil.savage@futurenet.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Vampire Twitter @Octaeder This month Managed to convince people that playing a whole bunch of…

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the pc gamer team

RICK LANE Specialist in Hunter Twitter @Rick_Lane This month Prowled the dark streets of Stockholm, hunting for information about Bloodlines 2. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Mage Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Got a crash course in physics when he interviewed Turn 10 about car simulation. FRASER BROWN Specialist in Werewolf Twitter @FraserIBrown This month Saw the option to ride dinosaurs in Age of Wonders: Planetfall and never looked back. PHILIPPA WARR Specialist in Changeling This month Is leaving PCG to write wonderful things about gamesandnot-games. Still made this issue as Pip as possible by writing about fish andbugs.…

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making change

Long running cult favourite Dwarf Fortressis coming to Steam and Itch.io. After 12 years as a freeware project supported by donations, brothers Tarn and Zach Adams who make up Bay 12 are working with Kitfox Games to launch a $20 version which offers a new tile set, enhanced graphics and audio. The free ASCII version isn’t going anywhere and will be updated and released on the Bay 12 web page, it’s just going to be called Dwarf Fortress Classic. The reasoning behind the Steam and Itch.io version is tied to healthcare costs for the developers. Essentially they’re trying to find a way to continue working on the game while ensuring financial stability in the face of health concerns. “IT’S A SOURCE OF CONCERN, AS THE PLAN HAS CHANGED A FEW TIMES” As per…

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the spy

If you ever find yourself looking at a game rumour online and wondering if it’s real or not, The Spy has a 100 percent guaranteed way to confirm its veracity: just wait. For instance, as The Spy writes this, a rumour is floating around that Paradox is on the verge of announcing a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. You, however, as you hold this magazine in your hands, can just look to the cover and know that it was true. Waiting. It works! Or how about the rumour that Sony – creators of worldwide phenomenon the PlayStation Vita – was in talks to buy Take-Two Interactive – owners of 2K Games, who once published Battleborn. This caused a brief flurry of discourse among the kind of people who are…

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this month in… 2009

1 What better way to celebrate 200 issues of PC Gamer than with a scattershot list of 200 reasons to love PC gaming? Included are emulators, free games, physics, text adventures, speed runs, “naked pig slapping”, autoexec.bat, Bejeweled, “the eternal hope ofDuke NukemForever” (oof), maps, HD texture packs, sniper rifles, Sid Meier, Alyx from Half-Life2 and many, many more. ISSUE 200, May 2009 ON THE COVER Bioshock 2 IN THE CHARTS Poker Face – Lady Gaga 2 Of course, 2009 was still a dark time for PC gaming. For instance, this issue’s lead review was Red Alert 3 Uprising. It scored just a paltry 63 per cent. 3 At least brighter things were on the horizon – brighter things that were nevertheless gloomy and dark and took place underwater. BioShock 2 perhaps wasn’t the return to Rapture many…