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PC Gamer

Nov 01 2021
Magazine

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. However if you take out an annual subscription and opt-in to hear from us we will send you any gift codes featured in-mag via email after your new issues become available for download****

“IT COULD BE A HUGE STEP FORWARD… OR A VERY COSTLY STUMBLE”

The PC Gamer team

NICE FRAMES BRO • An artist funded his sister’s degree and added a floor to his parents’ house with WARFRAME skins

LET THEM EAT CAKE

FARMING IS NOW SORT-OF AN ESPORT

THIEVES NEVER PROSPER

Highs & Lows

The Spy • BUT WHO WATCHES THE SPY?

This month in… 2011

Dropdown expanded

FONT AND CENTRE • The tricky art of choosing a game’s font face

LETTER LINGO • Some words for word designs

INTERNET OF THINGS • The best games that simulate being online

WIKI WILD WEST • HowDeus Ex inspired a WIKIPEDIA MURDER MYSTERY

BODY POLITIC • Celebrating the bravery and unbridled intellect of ION STORM AUSTIN

HI NG • The best songs by Invisible War’s pop star, NG Resonance

FAR CRY 6 • A new villain, a new country, but plenty that feels familiar

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY • A very different take on Marvel’s sci-fi miscreants

SAINTS ROW • The ultimate crime fantasy is getting a reboot next year

JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2 • Beautifully-rendered dinosaurs are the main attraction

MARTHA IS DEAD • Dark deeds, dark thoughts, and darkrooms

IXION • Manage your space station as the last hope for humanity

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD • Sledgehammer’s next WWII game follows the birth of special forces

NEED TO KNOW

Steam Full Ahead • Hands-on with the STEAM DECK, Valve’s attempt to make your Steam library portable.

TEST DRIVE • What we played on the Steam Deck

STEAM POWERED • Where Valve may take the Steam Deck next

Tech specs • Let’s break down the Steam Deck and see exactly what makes it tick.

SPECS AT A GLANCE

Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch • The new kid on the block taking on the undisputed monarch of the gaming handhelds.

STAT COMPARISON

Are we buying a Deck? • The positivity, perils and pitfalls of the Valve’s great hope for handheld PC gaming

Emulate everything • Can one handheld play them all? By Wes Fenlon

SIZE COMPARISON

THE DUNGEON MASTERS • How D&D shaped every corner of PC gaming.

TOP OF THE TABLE • PC gaming’s favourite pen and paper worlds

DUNGEONS & JARGON • A handy glossary of weird tabletop terminology

GRATEFUL TO GYGAX • The PC games that pay their respects

REVIEW

Getting loopy

This month’s culturally relevant reviewers…

PERFECT WORLD • How to use the settings to make a more interesting campaign

IT’S ONLY HUMAN • HUMANKIND is a solid 4X in need of a personality

CULTURE CLUB • Some cultures to consider for each era

TIME WASTED • 12 MINUTES squanders its time loop on dull repetition and the year’s worst twist ending.

TAKE A BREAK • Four ways I’d rather spent 12 minutes of my time

NEED TO KNOW

AXIOM DISRUPTOR • AXIOM VERGE 2 is less Metroid, more ’vania

DOT HACK • Here’s how the game’s new hacking tool...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 132 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: Nov 01 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: September 15, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Tech & Gaming

Languages

English

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. However if you take out an annual subscription and opt-in to hear from us we will send you any gift codes featured in-mag via email after your new issues become available for download****

“IT COULD BE A HUGE STEP FORWARD… OR A VERY COSTLY STUMBLE”

The PC Gamer team

NICE FRAMES BRO • An artist funded his sister’s degree and added a floor to his parents’ house with WARFRAME skins

LET THEM EAT CAKE

FARMING IS NOW SORT-OF AN ESPORT

THIEVES NEVER PROSPER

Highs & Lows

The Spy • BUT WHO WATCHES THE SPY?

This month in… 2011

Dropdown expanded

FONT AND CENTRE • The tricky art of choosing a game’s font face

LETTER LINGO • Some words for word designs

INTERNET OF THINGS • The best games that simulate being online

WIKI WILD WEST • HowDeus Ex inspired a WIKIPEDIA MURDER MYSTERY

BODY POLITIC • Celebrating the bravery and unbridled intellect of ION STORM AUSTIN

HI NG • The best songs by Invisible War’s pop star, NG Resonance

FAR CRY 6 • A new villain, a new country, but plenty that feels familiar

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY • A very different take on Marvel’s sci-fi miscreants

SAINTS ROW • The ultimate crime fantasy is getting a reboot next year

JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2 • Beautifully-rendered dinosaurs are the main attraction

MARTHA IS DEAD • Dark deeds, dark thoughts, and darkrooms

IXION • Manage your space station as the last hope for humanity

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD • Sledgehammer’s next WWII game follows the birth of special forces

NEED TO KNOW

Steam Full Ahead • Hands-on with the STEAM DECK, Valve’s attempt to make your Steam library portable.

TEST DRIVE • What we played on the Steam Deck

STEAM POWERED • Where Valve may take the Steam Deck next

Tech specs • Let’s break down the Steam Deck and see exactly what makes it tick.

SPECS AT A GLANCE

Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch • The new kid on the block taking on the undisputed monarch of the gaming handhelds.

STAT COMPARISON

Are we buying a Deck? • The positivity, perils and pitfalls of the Valve’s great hope for handheld PC gaming

Emulate everything • Can one handheld play them all? By Wes Fenlon

SIZE COMPARISON

THE DUNGEON MASTERS • How D&D shaped every corner of PC gaming.

TOP OF THE TABLE • PC gaming’s favourite pen and paper worlds

DUNGEONS & JARGON • A handy glossary of weird tabletop terminology

GRATEFUL TO GYGAX • The PC games that pay their respects

REVIEW

Getting loopy

This month’s culturally relevant reviewers…

PERFECT WORLD • How to use the settings to make a more interesting campaign

IT’S ONLY HUMAN • HUMANKIND is a solid 4X in need of a personality

CULTURE CLUB • Some cultures to consider for each era

TIME WASTED • 12 MINUTES squanders its time loop on dull repetition and the year’s worst twist ending.

TAKE A BREAK • Four ways I’d rather spent 12 minutes of my time

NEED TO KNOW

AXIOM DISRUPTOR • AXIOM VERGE 2 is less Metroid, more ’vania

DOT HACK • Here’s how the game’s new hacking tool...


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