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PC Gamer March 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
“the mod that became a game spawns a mod that’s become a game”

For a company that’s become such an ever-present staple of PC gaming today, Valve remains oddly mysterious. Rejecting tradition at every turn, it does things its own way (for better or worse), and seldom feels the need to explain itself. Getting to step inside its doors, then, feels a bit like being invited into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and Dota Underlordsis surely one of its most intriguing confections. The mod that became a game spawns a mod that has become a game. The story of how that happened, and what happens next, reveals much about how both Valve’s changed, and how it’s staying the same. ROBIN VALENTINE Specialist in Walrus crimes Twitter @robinlvalentine This month Started working on Valve Time. Expect our next issue in ten years.…

1 min.
the pc gamer team

WES FENLON Specialist in Runnin’ and gunnin’ Twitter @wesleyfenlon This month Almost burst a blood vessel playing adrenaline-fuelled sequel Doom Eternal. STEVEN MESSNER Specialist in International indies Twitter @stevenmessner This month Headed to China to discover a game dev scene both thriving and under threat. HARRY SHEPHERD Specialist in Swedish electro-pop Twitter @HarryyShepherd This month Wrote his first PC Gamer review this month – for posthumous rhythm game Avicii Invector. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Fantasy colonialism Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Investigated a new MMORPG brought to us by the world’s most successful bookshop.…

2 min.
speed force

Speedruns weren’t the only records being broken at this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick, which raised a grand total of $3,133,898.56. That’s more than $700,000 higher than last year’s event and $100,000 more than the previous Summer Games Done Quick. The money raised from these 54,160 individual donations goes to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. OVER THE WEEK-LONG EVENT, AN IMPRESSIVE 134 GAMES WERE RUN As always, AGDQ’s speedrunners showcased a massive variety of games, from devilishly tricky platformers to entire RPG anthologies. One of the highlights was Tomatoangus, who had to add a ‘g’ to his handle before he was allowed to participate, and his Fallout Anthology run. When he got to the Fallout 4 leg of his journey, he brought out props – hastily assembled – to show how he’s able…

1 min.
highs & lows

HIGHS The Witcher 3 Thanks to the show, the game now has more people playing than ever before. Resident Evil 3 Remake Capcom confirmed an April 3 release date for its latest remake. Half-Life Alyx We finally got to hear the creepy G-Man, once again played by Mike Shapiro, for the first time in 12 years. LOWS Escape from Tarkov Despite apologising for an interview that claimed women can’t handle combat, the devs still don’t want to add playable female characters. Fantasy Flight Interactive The digital division of the board game publisher has closed its doors. It only got to release one game. Windows 7 Support for Windows 7 has finally come to an end after a decade.…

3 min.
the spy

As a dare, The Spy attempted to write this month’s column using a console web browser to type directly into a Google Docs page. The sheer act of endurance it required to write longform prose with a controller rendered all of The Spy’s finger tendons and arm muscles nonfunctional. Luckily, thanks also to a console, The Spy was able to recuperate by laying on a sofa, watching the entirety of Deep Fried Masters on Amazon Prime Video. As a result, The Spy is beginning to understand why the world is in the sorry state it’s in. Clearly consoles are dangerous then, both physically and culturally. Maybe it would be for the best if all of their games just came to PC. Microsoft has already recognised this fact and in recent years…

1 min.
this month in… 2010

1 “It’s the bomb,” states our cover feature of Fallout: New Vegas, which is clever because colloquially it means it’s good, but also nuclear bombs are a key part of the Fallout setting. It’s a strong cover to kick off the decade: signalling the continued return of ambitious, intricate, incredibly janky RPGs on PC. 2 Reviews include Napoleon:Total War and VVVVVV. Inevitably some claimed that PC gaming was dying at this moment in history, but they were idiots. 3 The best thing this issue was Tom Francis’s six page feature about Spelunky – specifically the free version, released before it became an indie mega-hit. Filled with Tom’s funny anecdotes, and developer Derek Yu’s insightful commentary, this is a perfect love letter to one of the best games on PC. ISSUE 211, March 2010 ON THE…