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PC Gamer August 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
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13 Issues


1 min.
“we get hit by an avalanche of exciting new pc games”

You never know exactly what you’re going to get from one E3 to the next. Some years it’s all about the consoles and their incredibly polished, massively expensive first-party offerings. Other years – 2019 is one of them – we get hit by an avalanche of exciting new PC games. Let’s run down the list. There’s Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s impressive new RPG. There’s Baldur’s Gate III, the surprise next game from Divinity: Original Sin 2 developer Larian Studios. And there’s Doom Eternal, id’s clever continuation of everything that made 2016’s Doom reboot one of the best shooters of recent years. It’s a great year to be a PC gamer. TALK TO PC GAMER Have your say! Email us at letters@ pcgamer.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Hackers Twitter @Octaeder This month Wrote this bio before flying out to E3.…

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the pc gamer team

FRASER BROWN Specialist in Akira Twitter @FraserIBrown This month Learned about the existence of Baldur’s Gate IIIat a barbecue. This isn’t even a joke. CHRIS LIVINGSTON Specialist in Total Recall Twitter @screencuisine This month Stepped onto the battlefield of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with nothing but a notepad. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Blade Runner Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Spent a portion of the issue on holiday in Ireland. Still found time to review a space game. MALINDY HETFELD Specialist in Appleseed Twitter @yourkyotowife This month Launched an investigation into one of the most pervasive E3 staples: videogame trailers.…

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pc gamer

EDITORIAL Global Editor in Chief Evan Lahti Editor in Chief Samuel Roberts Editor Phil Savage Deputy Editor Malindy Hetfeld Art Editor John Strike Production Editor Tim Empey Web Editor Tom Senior Section Editor Andy Kelly News Editor Fraser Brown CONTRIBUTORS WritingJohnny Cullen, Matt Elliott, T.J. Hafer, Tom Hatfield, Phil Iwaniuk, Alex Kane, Chris Livingston, Bo Moore, Xalavier Nelson Jr., Jeremy Peel, Chris Schilling, Alex Sprackling, Tom Sykes, Jarred Walton, Philippa Warr, Tyler Wilde ArtDavid Lyttleton 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 INTERNATIONAL LICENSING Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com SUBSCRIPTIONS 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,…

2 min.
the pc gaming show

PC Gamer returned to Los Angeles for the annual PC Gaming Show on June 10, which is still the only major E3 event completely dedicated to PC gaming. Held at the beautiful Mayan Theater, it featured almost two hours of interviews, trailers, gameplay footage, and exclusive reveals. Rebellion showed off the first trailer for Evil Genius 2, a sequel to the cult strategy sim which lets you become a Bond-style supervillain. We also served up the first in-game footage of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, a sequel to the vampire RPG. Chucklefish revealed its space colony management game, Starmancer, and Tripwire Interactive unleashed the first ever trailer for the brutal-looking medieval brawler Chivalry 2, which includes castle sieges and large battles. Klei, the studio behind Don’t Starve, revealed more about its next…

3 min.
the spy

Hideo Kojima is someone who revels in secrecy just as much as The Spy does. After leaving Konami back in 2015 and founding his own company, Kojima Productions, he sailed down from the rafters to unveil Death Stranding as a PS4 exclusive at E3 2016, before once again disappearing in a cloud of smoke. The perfect heist for the attention of millions. PART OF IT IS THE JAPANESE GAMING INDUSTRY’S REDISCOVERY OF PC GAMING While Kojima went back to work on his game in peace, and people analysed every scrap of information from the trailer’s throat baby to photos of his breakfast on Twitter, the years passed and we learned to appreciate the fluidity of the word ‘exclusive’. Part of it is the Japanese gaming industry’s rediscovery of PC gaming, resulting in…

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this month in… 2009

ISSUE 203, August 2009 ON THE COVER Star Wars: The Old Republic IN THE CHARTS Bulletproof – La Roux 1 Here’s a secret: we want you to buy our magazine. And sometimes that desire leads to, let’s say, some enthusiastic cover hits. So when we claimed that Star Wars: The Old Republic was “The Warcraft killer”, it was simply an optimistic guess. In our defence, 1) Star Wars: The Old Republic was an incredibly exciting prospect, and 2) holy crap, look at that cover art! 2 Indie games! After the release of Braid, Audiosurf, World of Goo and more in 2008, Alec Meer meets the “maverick heroes” of PC gaming. 3 Tom Francis takes a deep dive into Deus Ex’s first level. This is a classic PC Gamer feature, running down the many, many paths through Liberty Island,…