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PC Gamer (US Edition) February 2019

PC Gamer brings you in-depth previews, exclusive feature stories, and the most hard-hitting reviews every month in the world’s best-selling PC games magazine! Every month you’ll get the inside scoop on the most exciting games in every genre from first-person shooters to MMORPGs and cutting-edge games from independent developers, along with detailed strategy guides, how-tos, and the latest news on mods and PC gaming hardware from the best-known authorities in PC gaming. PC Gamer helps you get the most out of the most powerful gaming platform in the world.

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“the plan is for atlas to be a nautical eve online”

Studio Wildcard’s follow-up to Ark: Survival Evolved is certainly ambitious. The plan is for Atlas to be a nautical EVE Online—giving players the freedom to define their own story. We got an advanced look at the game in order to find out what it is, and—more importantly—what it hopes to be.Elsewhere this issue, we reveal our Game of the Year picks, and review some of the biggest releases of 2018: Hitman 2, Battlefield V, and Fallout 76.EDITORphil.savage@futurenet.comPHIL SAVAGESpecialist inDemolition ExpertTwitter@OctaederThis monthWas told that, no, Dragon Age II is not going to be our game of the year.TALK TO PC GAMERHave your say!Email us at letters@pcgamer.com ■…

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the pc gamer team

PHILIP PAWARRSpecialist inConcentrated FireTwitterNopeThis monthTold that a trip to the aquarium is not going to be our game of the year.ANDY KELLYSpecialist inLone WandererTwitter@ultrabrilliantThis monthTold that going viral on Twitter is not going to be our game of the year.SAMUEL ROBERTSSpecialist inChem ResistantTwitter@SamuelWRobertsThis monthTold that drinking a bottle of stout is not going to be our game of the year.FRASER BROWNSpecialist inQuick HandsTwitter@FraserIBrownThis monthTold that becoming PCG’s news ed is not going to be our game of the year. ■…

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world of yorecraft

It’s a weird thing when the most exciting news out of Blizzcon this year is that World of Warcraft: Classic and Warcraft III: Reforged—a top-to-bottom remake of the original—are both arriving next year. I’m not complaining, though, as I’d never refuse an opportunity to go back and play some of PC gaming’s most formative games, especially if they have a brand-new coat of paint.Blizzard surprised everyone in the weeks before Blizzcon by announcing that there’d be a playable demo of Classic for all virtual ticket holders. It was a clear signal that, despite Blizzard initially humming and hawing about how long Classic would take to develop, things were moving along at a faster pace than we predicted. It wasn’t all that surprising, then, that Blizzard also announced that Classic would…

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highs & lows

HIGHSWarframeThe Fortuna update adds a massive open world zone on Venus, and gives you a hoverboard.Hitman 2The sequel has triggered a fierce leaderboard competition among the PC Gamer team. Phil is winning.Black MesaOn Half-Life’s 20th anniversary, the Black Mesa team released footage of its creepy reimagining of Xen.LOWSBlack FridayPCGamer.com’s Tom Senior got so drunk on Black Friday deals that he even bought an RGB mouse mat.Fallout 76Surprise! A Bethesda game has bugs at launch.ArtifactArtifact’s initial monetization model won’t fit in this space, but suffice it to say it has not been received well. ■…

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creating coasters

One Christmas, a young Sam Denney received a Bump and Go: a police car with a flashing light that drove itself around, changing direction when it bumped into something. Most kids would be content with that, but an inquisitive Denney took the toy apart because he wanted to know how it worked. And, luckily, because he’d requested a soldering iron for the previous year’s Christmas present, he was able to put it back together again.Today, his obsession with how things work continues: Both in the motorcycle he tells me is almost always lying in pieces in his garage, and in his work on Planet Coaster, Frontier’s deep, customizable theme park sim. As I talk to Denney he builds rollercoasters on a blank Planet Coaster park, zooms in, and explains how…

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community service

DEATH STARCreator MuFuTeeThis coaster twists around the inside of a replica of the iconic space station.LIMBO: THE RIDECreator PixelatedThis coaster captures the striking visual style of Playdead’s morbid platformer.THE DISUSED DISTILLERYCreator BoochooThis coaster sends you hurtling through an abandoned and dangerous distillery.ALIENS: THE RIDECreator HinNyaWith its Giger-inspired architecture, this coaster is as scary as it is thrilling. ■…

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