PC Gamer (US Edition) July 2020

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“the best access and insight remote working can produce”

Specialist in Avoiding social contact Twitter @robinlvalentine This month Stockpiled Warhammer figures Welcome to the first issue of PC Gamer made from our own hastily assembled home offices. Lockdown may be sending us stir crazy, but it’s yet to dull our drive to bring you the best games mag around. You’ll find the best access and insight remote working can produce, from the criminal underworld of Empire of Sin, to our Early Access verdict on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. All the events may be cancelled, but our coverage lives on. ROBIN VALENTINE PRINT EDITOR robin.valentine@futurenet.com Future Publishing Ltd 11 W 42nd St, 15th Flr, New York, NY 10036 Tel +1 212 378 0448 | Email pcgamer@pcgamer.com www.pcgamer.com facebook.com/pcgamermagazine twitter.com/pcgamer youtube.com/pcgamer twitch.tv/pcgamer forums. pcgamer.com pcgaming show.com FUTURE US, INC. 11 Hanover Square, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10005, USA www.futureus.com SUBSCRIBER CUSTOMER SERVICE PC Gamer Customer Care, Future Publishing, PO Box 5852, Harlan, IA…

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the pc gamer team

FRASER BROWN Specialist in Racketeering This month Experienced a full studio tour and hands-on demo from the comfort of his own living room. TOM SENIOR Specialist in Jury-rigging This month Struggled to survive in a desolate, apocalyptic world. And also gave Wasteland 3 a try. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Fighting dirty This month Explored the strategic possibilities of kicking your enemies in the nards in Company of Crime. RACHEL WATTS Specialist in Monster anthropology This month Tried to figure out what lighthouses and queues are for in A Monster’s Expedition. PC Gamer (ISSN 1470169) is published 13 times a year, monthly plus a Holiday issue following the December issue, by Future US, Inc., 11 W 42nd St, 15th Flr, New York, NY 10036 USA. Website: www.futureus.com. Periodicals postage paid in New York, NY, and at additional mailing offices. Newsstand distribution is handled by Curtis Circulation Company.…

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more in store

Between its world-dominating battle royale Fortnite, and its industry-shaking digital storefront, Epic Games has hardly been quiet over the last few years. But now it’s adding yet another string to its bow—it’s starting up its own multiplatform publishing label. And, as you might expect, it’s starting with a promise to do things differently. As a publisher, it’s already planning to release games from the developers behind The Last Guardian, Limbo, and Control. Remedy has already worked with Epic, as Control is a limited exclusive on its store, but under this deal Epic’s going to be responsible for a lot more than just the distribution. According to Epic, it will be covering up to 100 per cent of development costs for the games it publishes, including salaries, QA, localization, and marketing, but developers…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered It’s getting the 4K treatment in an imminent remaster. Commandos The series is returning with a brand new game. Minecraft To help during the coronavirus pandemic, Minecraft now has free educational worlds to help kids. LOWS Last Oasis The launch of sandbox MMO Last Oasis was so rocky that the game had to shut down for a week. Bethesda The company won’t be hosting a digital showcase to replace its E3 show, because of the pandemic. EVE Online A veteran EVE player was caught hauling nearly $5,000 worth of in-game goods by space pirates. They lost it all.…

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beast in show

Creature sounds can come from anywhere, really,” says ArenaNet senior sound designer Joseph Clark. As game worlds grow in size and density, so does the diversity of sounds for their animal inhabitants, but you may not realize that their voices have a variety of origins as well. “Friction is one of our best friends for sound design,” Clark says. On one particular occasion, one of his co-workers was dragging a trash can from their office to the hall, and noticed that it made a “great purring, guttural sound”. That’s when Clark’s ears perked up and he knew it was time to grab the microphone. Everyday sounds can often become the voices of videogame creatures with a bit of editing after the fact. Clark shared a video for one in Guild Wars 2…

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funny business

Lair of the Clockwork God is a hybrid creature, but not a fancy mythical one like a centaur or chimera. Instead it has the smug face of a point-and-click adventure, and the bouncy bottom of a platformer. You’ll recognize many of the influences fondly pastiched during the course of the game: Monkey Island, Sonic, Celeste, and Super Meat Boy. But the very best thing about it, the comedy, is a black box. Where did Ben Ward and Dan Marshall—the writers, designers and stars of Clockwork God—learn to be funny? Let’s be honest: They didn’t get it from games. They certainly didn’t get it from Borderlands. “It’s odd, I don’t really think of myself as funny,” Marshall says. “I only ever just say silly things as a way of disguising my social anxiety.…