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PC Gamer (US Edition)

PC Gamer (US Edition) September 2018

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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United States
Language:
English
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Future Publishing Limited US
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Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
“the swarms of aliens and many badasses”

We’re a very serious team at PC Gamer. You should see how we make our back pages: a council of staff, management, and focus testers all sat around a table, wordlessly nodding as we analyze with scientific precision the amount of mirth a joke may produce. A serious team needs a serious game, hence this month’s cover game. Turn to page 44 to learn about the swarms of aliens and many badasses that make up Serious Sam 4. EDITOR phil.savage@futurenet.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Flying Twitter @Octaeder This month Skipped out on deadline to enjoy the sights and smells of E3. Seriously?! TALK TO PC GAMER Have your say! Email us at letters@pcgamer.com…

1 min.
“the swarms of aliens and many badasses”

We’re a very serious team at PC Gamer. You should see how we make our back pages: a council of staff, management, and focus testers all sat around a table, wordlessly nodding as we analyze with scientific precision the amount of mirth a joke may produce. A serious team needs a serious game, hence this month’s cover game. Turn to page 44 to learn about the swarms of aliens and many badasses that make up Serious Sam 4. EDITOR phil.savage@futurenet.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Flying Twitter @Octaeder This month Skipped out on deadline to enjoy the sights and smells of E3. Seriously?! The PC Gamer team PHILIPPA WARR Specialist in Strafing This month Was embroiled in the madcap japes of Serious Sam 4 developer Croteam. RICK LANE Specialist in Crouching This month Donned some shades for another look at immersive sims. Quite serious. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Planning This month Discovered the many ways you…

3 min.
the pc gaming show

WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE GIVEN PC THE SHOWCASE IT DESERVES AT E3 The fourth annual PC Gaming Show, held in the gorgeous Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, was positively heaving with first looks, announcements, and world exclusives. The show was hosted once again by the wonderful Sean ‘Day9’ Plott, and we’re proud to have given PC gaming the showcase it deserves at E3. One of the biggest cheers was for Sega, which revealed that Yakuza is finally coming to PC. Yakuza 0 and Kiwami are canonically the first two games in the series, making them the perfect starting point for PC gamers unfamiliar with it. Yakuza is famous for its brutal combat, wild humor, stirring melodrama, and karaoke sections, and we can’t wait to play it. We saw Sable, a beautiful game set…

1 min.
highs & lows

HIGHS Assassin’s Creed Odyssey With added romances and dialogue choices, we’re cool with Assassin’s Creed turning into Mass Effect. The Elder Scrolls 6 Details are thin on the ground, but we’re already scrutinizing the announcement trailer for clues. Hitman 2 A whole new instalment of one of the best modern stealth games on PC? Our garottes are primed and ready. LOWS Steam Valve’s refusal to police what goes on Steam is going to flood the store with all kinds of edgelord crap. Cyberpunk 2077 This looks incredible, but the wait for CD Projekt Red’s futuristic new RPG is going to be absolute torture. Shadow of the Tomb Raider We’re bored of stabbing people. Can we raid some tombs? Please?…

1 min.
highs & lows

HIGHS Assassin’s Creed Odyssey With added romances and dialogue choices, we’re cool with Assassin’s Creed turning into Mass Effect. The Elder Scrolls 6 Details are thin on the ground, but we’re already scrutinizing the announcement trailer for clues. Hitman 2 A whole new instalment of one of the best modern stealth games on PC? Our garottes are primed and ready. LOWS Steam Valve’s refusal to police what goes on Steam is going to flood the store with all kinds of edgelord crap. Cyberpunk 2077 This looks incredible, but the wait for CD Projekt Red’s futuristic new RPG is going to be absolute torture. Shadow of the Tomb Raider We’re bored of stabbing people. Can we raid some tombs? Please?…

4 min.
showing off

“PERSPECTIVE QUICKLY SHIFTS FROM THAT OF A DEVELOPER TO THAT OF A PLAYER” Games are not built in sequential order, one level or area after another until the job is done. Instead, they’re composed of pieces that are built sporadically. Some developers even advise building the first sequence in a game at the end of a project, so that you can draw on the lessons you learned throughout the process to create a smooth opening. Demos, then, can be something of a Frankenstein’s monster. “The simple truth of the matter is demos are showing something which looks like a final product long before there’s a final product,” says Jason Stark of Ninja Pizza Girl dev Disparity Games. “Even when you do show a finished game, you often have to change things so…