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PC Gamer May 2020

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.****

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“we hope you’ll allow yourself a moment of warm nostalgia”

ROBIN VALENTINE Specialist in Déjà vu Twitter @robinlvalentine This month Finally perfected his impression of the old dial-up modem connecting noise. The games industry runs in cycles. I’ve said it countless times before (for I also run in cycles). What greater proof could there be than a month in the year 2020 that sees the launch of a new Doomand, impossibly, a Half-Lifesequel? So it seemed the right time to look back on where these classic series began, and why their impact is still felt so powerfully. In these apocalyptic times, we hope you’ll allow yourself a moment of warm nostalgia as you flick through these pages. You might even learn something. Remember, those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat Doom.…

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the pc gamer team

ANDY KELLY Specialist in VR self-isolation Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Chatted to the legendary John Romero, and managed to resist mentioningDaikatana. JAMES DAVENPORT Specialist in Perfect… timing Twitter @my_beards This month Made it to PAX East, the last videogame event before the Great Cancellation. RACHEL WATTS Specialist in Horror games for the colour-blind Twitter @rachel_wattts This month Discovered just how scary a screen of only black and white pixels can be. FRASER BROWN Specialist in Going viral Twitter @FraserIBrown This month Delved into the coronavirus’ impact on gaming. Don’t worry, he wore gloves.…

3 min
the show won’t go on

A growing list of gaming and industry events have been postponed or cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus, including GDC and E3. While E3 doesn’t take place until June, the ESA has decided not to risk continuing its plans given the escalating outbreak. Events started being cancelled in China back in January, including the Taipei Game Show and several esports leagues, while Chinese companies started sending employees home. This also had a knock-on effect internationally – Path of Exile developer Grinding Gear Games, for instance, is expected to delay the beta of its sequel because Chinese artists weren’t able to work. MORE CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS SEEM LIKELY In February, PUBG Corp postponed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ first event of the year, PGS: Berlin. Shortly after, IEM: Katowice’s licence was revoked by the Polish government,…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Amnesia: Rebirth Frictional Games finally revealed its spooky sequel. This time it’s set in Algeria, and it’s out this year. Horizon Zero Dawn Guerrilla’s open-world, robo-slaying romp is heading to PC this summer, along with its expansion. Star Wars Battlefront 2 Baby Yoda has finally blessed Battlefront 2 thanks to a modder, just in time for the latest big update. LOWS GeForce Now Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform is promising, but games are being pulled after a disagreement between Nvidia and publishers. Twitch Call of Duty streamer Carl Riemer has been suspended by Twitch after accidentally discharging a handgun during a livestream. Descent The Descent reboot seems doomed following a legal dispute.…

3 min
the spy

Like most people in the 21st century, The Spy’s sense of self-worth is derived from how much better The Spy is than other people at handling a crisis. And let The Spy tell you: The Spy is absolutely nailing this working-from-home quarantine thing. Provisions? The Spy has no need of your panic-bought pasta and tinned tomatoes. The Spy once spent an extended period in the jungles of Borneo, based on an admittedly foolish hunch that Rockstar might have buried some GTA VI secrets there, and discovered a fondness for insects as a source of protein. Exercise? Forget a standing desk, The Spy operates from a squatting desk – years of crouch-walking through waist-high grass having blessed The Spy with thighs the size and density of tree trunks. Social distancing? It’s literally…

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this month in… 2010

1 Crack open the bag containing this issue’s PC Gamer and you’re treated to a stark, bold cover featuring Kerrigan as the star. This issue teased the return of the world’s most popular RTS. Looking back, StarCraft II transformed PC gaming and popularised esports worldwide. Here’s hoping Blizzard is still capable of one day recapturing that magic. 2 Marsh Davies’ preview of The Witcher 2 had this great pun: “From rags to witches”. And also revealed CD Projekt Red’s plans following the flawed first game. 3 Jim Rossignol celebrates the PC’s most arty games, fromThe Path to Passage to, er,BioShock. 2010 was a hotbed of indie experimentation, which – if you look at PC gaming today – never really ended. Here we highlighted some of the early trailblazers of experimental systems, art styles…