PC Gamer (US Edition) October 2019

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“doom proved to be a confident, clever statement”

In an era where singleplayer shooters have fallen out of fashion, id Software’s return to Doom proved to be a confident, clever statement about what an FPS can be. The 2016 release was arguably the best shooter of the decade. By all accounts, Doom Eternal looks to focus in on everything that made its predecessor great. Head to p30 to read Andy’s bloody report. In a classic case of counter-programming, we also celebrate The Sims, a series that’s excelled at letting every player tell the stories that interest them. Enjoy the issue! EDITOR phil.savage@futurenet.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Coverlines Twitter @Octaeder This month Made the terrible decision to put the words “Granny Theft Auto” on the cover of a magazine. TALK TO PC GAMER Have your say! Email us at letters@pcgamer.com…

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the pc gamer team

ANDY KELLY Specialist in Demon guts This month Had a very good time doing unspeakable things to demons and then speaking about them. MALINDY HETFELD Specialist in No deadlines This month Enjoyed the best half of the deputy editor role—the half without the magazine deadline in it. JEREMY PEEL Specialist in Deadlines This month Suffered the worst half of the deputy editor role—the half with the magazine deadline in it. SAMUEL ROBERTS Specialist in Old anime This month Exorcised his E3 demons by writing a whole lot of previews and watching Neon Genesis Evangelion.…

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aliens vs eve online

Attacking out of nowhere, a non-player faction called the Drifters has invaded New Eden, the galaxy where EVE Online takes place. The Borg-like aliens laid siege to starbases and destroyed more than 5,000 player ships, amounting to hundreds of billions of ISK, EVE’s in-game currency. The major player-led alliances scrambled to respond, but not before a huge amount of damage was done—and now they’re annoyed. What was intended as an attempt to inject some life into EVE’s universe served mainly as an annoyance for the large groups of players who call New Eden home. “The lack of forewarning that normally precludes an event like this took a lot of the playerbase by surprise,” TEST Alliance fleet commander Seraph Padecain told our own Steven Messner. For them, repelling the alien invasion has…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Keanu Reeves His appearance in the game increases the chances of a Cyberpunk 2077 movie, says creator Mike Pondsmith. We’re into that. Lightsabers Following criticisms, Respawn is making them more like the movies. Shenmue III Ryo’s next adventure feels like a Dreamcast game, and we mean that in the best possible way. Mordhau This medieval brawler is superb, but the community is incredibly toxic, which the developer is doing a bad job of dealing with. Gabe Newell We love you, Gabe, but please stop making Half-Life 3 jokes. The latest was at the launch of Valve’s new VR thing, Index. Borderlands 3 The despicable Claptrap being at the forefront of the game’s current marketing push is too much.…

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space odyssey

1 BUILD-AN-ASTRONAUT “To simulate actress Kezia Burrows in zero G using mo-cap, we used a system where we’d capture her limbs separately and then blend them together. Chris Wilson, lead animator, would also do swimming motions lying down on a stool.” 2 HOME OFFICE “On the original ISS, laptops are just stuck to every surface at every angle. Most of these laptops run on DOS, and they run one specific programme only, so you don’t lose lots of crucial data in case of a malfunction.” 3 FOUND FOOTAGE “Cameras on the station are all of the same quality because we wanted tech to feel unreliable as a whole, to give you a sense of unease. The interference and glitches make it feel like they might fail at any minute.” 4 LITTLE HELPER “The spheres are based on…

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watch dogs legion

Let me tell you about Abe Welch. He’s a hired goon who is now in a hospital. I put him there after performing a melee takedown on him during a mission in Watch Dogs Legion. It was at this point I decided to save him to my collection of tracked people in the game. A menu screen tells me he hates Dedsec, no surprise after I knocked him out. But, having hacked into the hospital, I can now prioritize his care, which will begin to change his mind. From there I can help him with the other troubles in his life, like his sister who’s being harassed. Eventually I will have the chance to win Abe to my cause. If all goes well, he’ll have gone from being a random enemy…