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PC Gamer (US Edition)

PC Gamer (US Edition) November 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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13 Issues


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“a wildly ambitious historical strategy game”

PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Promotions Twitter @Octaeder This month Is leaving you all in good hands. (But also not actually leaving.) Amplitude’s forays into the 4X genre have been beautiful and intricate. The experience of making Endless Space and Endless Legend has led directly to Humankind—a wildly ambitious historical strategy that hopes to steal Civilization’s thunder. On a personal note, this is my last issue as editor of the magazine. I’ll still be around—overseeing the UK PCG team across both mag and website—but as of next month there’ll be a new face photoshopped onto our cover. Thanks for reading! phil.savage@futurenet.com 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 Liberty This month Talked to Harvey Smith about the making of Deus Ex’s most iconic level: Liberty Island. MALINDY HETFELD Specialist in Prosecutor This month Marked her final issue as acting dep ed by writing about lovable grumps and space camping. JEREMY PEEL Specialist in Civilization This month Visited Amplitude to learn about their audacious plan to make the next great historical 4X. SAMUEL ROBERTS Specialist in Moving on This month Left PC Gamer. Claims he will now play Destiny 2 with Tom and Phil. We remain unconvinced.…

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pc gamer (us edition)

#323 NOVEMBER 2019 Future Publishing Ltd 11 W 42nd St, 15th Flr, New York, NY 10036 Tel 01225 442244 Email pcgamer@futurenet.com Web www.pcgamer.com EDITORIAL Global Editor in Chief Evan Lahti Editor in Chief Samuel Roberts Editor Phil Savage Acting 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 Writing: Ian Boudreau, Gabe Carey, James Davenport, Matt Elliott, Wes Fenlon, Tom Hatfield, Samuel Horti, Phil Iwaniuk, Rick Lane, Chris Livingston, Steven Messner, Bo Moore, Joanna Nelius, Jeremy Peel, Tom Sykes, Jared Walton Art: David Lyttleton BUSINESS US Marketing & Strategic Partnerships: Stacy Gaines, stacy.gaines@futurenet.com US Chief Revenue Officer: Luke Edson, luke.edson@futurenet.com East Coast Account Director: Brandie Rushing, brandie.rushing@futurenet.com East Coast Account Director: Michael Plump, michael.plump@futurenet.com East Coast Account Director: Victoria Sanders, victoria.sanders@futurenet.com East Coast Account Director: Melissa Planty, melissa.planty@futurenet.com East Coast Account Director: Elizabeth Fleischman, elizabeth.fleischman@futurenet.com West Coast Account Director: Austin…

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fortnite world cup

While Fortnite, Epic’s worldconquering battle royale game, has yet to establish itself as a top-tier esport, that didn’t stop 2.3 million people tuning into the recent Fortnite World Cup across YouTube and Twitch. A whopping $30 million in prize money was up for grabs at the lavish tournament, which was held in New York City’s Arthur Ashe Stadium on July 26-28. The biggest winner of the tournament was 16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, who won the solo tournament on the final day, and pocketed $3 million. That’s a lot of cheese for being good at a computer game, but indicative of how popular Epic’s brightly colored shooter has become. Bugha’s victory made headlines around the world, and not just in the gaming press. THE BIGGEST WINNER OF THE TOURNAMENT WAS KYLE ‘BUGHA’ GIERSDORF Other…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Street Fighter V Edmond ‘E. Honda’ Honda, has finally come to Street Fighter V. Black Mesa After years in development and many, many delays, the Xen chapters of Half-Life remake Black Mesa are finally out. World of Warcraft Good news for Worgen and Goblin players—Blizzard is updating the character models for both races. Epic Games Store We don’t mind the Epic Games Store, but it needs an update. First step: Being able to sort your games. GTA Online With games under scrutiny over gambling mechanics, putting a casino in Los Santos is tone deaf. Call of Duty Modern Warfare can’t decide if war is Hell, or just cool as Hell. You’d think they’d have figured it out by now. LOWS…

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convenience store

Though Steam is still the dominant retail force in PC gaming, the scene is starting to fragment. EA has Origin, Ubisoft has Uplay, Microsoft has an arcane catacomb of systems that loosely resembles a storefront, and with the arrival of the Epic Games Store we’re opening more launchers than ever. At PC Gamer our taskbars are busy with quick-launch icons for different clients, and it’s enough to make us keen for the PC gaming equivalent of a universal remote—one client to rule them all. This is the problem that GOG have set out to solve with GOG Galaxy 2.0. “We took a look at a couple of popular titles,” says designer Piotr Karwowski. “Fortnite, PUBG, Apex Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six: Siege, Destiny, Sea of Thieves, League of Legends, Dota, World of…