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PC Gamer Issue 1
PC Gamer Issue 1
Editorial
Editor Matt Bielby
Publishing Company Future Publishing
Pages 132
Cover Date December 1993
Release Date 11th November 1993

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Vol 1 No 1 was cover-dated December 1993 and cost £3.95. 2 cover disks were attached.

CoverdisksEdit

4 pages (10-13)

Scoop!Edit

Ultima VIII: Pagan - Matt Bielby - 3 pages (14-16)

Sam & Max Hit the Road - Gary Whitta - 2 pages (18-19)

Theme Park - Gary Whitta - 3 pages (20-22)

Sim City 2000 - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (24-25)

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (26-27)

Evasive Action - Gary Penn - 2 pages (28-29)

Star Wars: Rebel Assault - Matt Bielby - 2 pages (30-31)

EyewitnessEdit

Articles:-

Interviews

  • Dave Gibbons: Artist and author - Gary Whitta - (36)
  • Infogrames speak: Screenplay designer Hubert Chardot on the strengths and weaknesses of the Alone in the Dark series - (39)
  • Charles Deenen: Interplay's Director of Audio - Gary Whitta - (41)
  • Garry Kasparov: World chess champion - Gary Whitta - (46)

Opinion

FeaturesEdit

Contents - 2 pages (5-6)

Planet Gamer - Matt Bielby - 1 page (9)

Cables - 1 page (52)

Terry Pratchett - Going by the Book - Gary Whitta - 8 pages (54-61)

His Discworld novels have had readers in stitches for a decade by poking fun at the Dungeons & Dragons genre. But now that the best-selling books are set to become a graphic adventure for the PC, the author's making sure their humour survives the transition intact.

Reflected Glory - Matt Bielby - 5 pages (64-67,69-70)

How Cyberdreams are buying real-world credibility with big sci-fi names.
Dark Seed, Dark Seed II, CyberRace, Hunters of Ralk, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

PC Heaven - Games of the year 1993 - Andy Butcher - 3 pages (115-116,119)

Space Hulk, Formula One Grand Prix, Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds, Star Wars: X-Wing, Strike Commander, Tornado, AV-8B Harrier Assault, Shadow of the Comet, Syndicate, Lemmings 2: The Tribes, NHL Hockey, Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis, Rules of Engagement 2, Lands of Lore, Day of the Tentacle, Jack in the Dark

PC Heaven: The PC Gamer Programmer's TV Challenge - 1 page (120)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: A game proposal by DID.

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Ver (%)
Star Trek: Judgment Rites Interplay Gary Whitta 1.5 72-73 92
IndyCar Racing Virgin Matt Bielby 2 74-75 93
TFX Ocean Gary Whitta 2 76-77 89
Beneath a Steel Sky Virgin Gary Whitta 1.5 78-79 91
Brutal Football Millennium Mark Ramshaw 0.5 79 59
Jurassic Park Ocean Matt Bielby 1 80 70
The Even More Incredible Machine Dynamix Gary Whitta 0.5 81 80
Network Q RAC Rally Europress Andy Butcher 0.5 81 69
Ryder Cup Golf Ocean Andy Butcher 0.5 82 67
Krusty's Fun House Virgin Gary Whitta 0.5 82 74
Goal Virgin Rich Pelley 1 83 77
NFL Coaches Club Football MicroProse James Leach 1 84-85 76
Front Page Sports Football Pro Dynamix James Leach 1 84-85 80
Frontier: Elite II Konami Andy Butcher 2 86-87 90
ShadowCaster Electronic Arts Gary Whitta 2 90-91 90
Rags to Riches Interplay Cam Winstanley 0.5 92 47
Global Domination Impressions Mark Gallear 0.5 92 69
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands SSI Phil South 1 93 73
SimFarm Mindcraft Mark Gallear 1 94 74
Yo! Joe! Hudson Soft Jonathan Davies 0.5 95 82
Tesserae Gametek Jonathan Davies 0.5 95 21
Privateer Origin Phil South 1.5 96-97 79
Street Fighter 2 US Gold Gary Whitta 0.5 97 46
Bram Stoker's Dracula Psygnosis Andy Butcher 0.5 98 70
Lost in Time Coktel Vision Tim Norris 0.5 98 70
Kasparov’s Gambit Electronic Arts Tim Smith 0.5 99 81
Oscar Flair Stuart Campbell 0.5 99 48
Speed Racer Accolade Andy Butcher 0.5 100 27
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray Impressions Mark Gallear 0.5 100 75
Battle Chess CD Interplay Gary Whitta 0.5 102 65
Lord of the Rings: Vol. I Interplay Phil South 0.5 102 46
Dracula Unleashed Mindscape Phil South 0.5 103 69
Return to Zork Infocom Gary Whitta 0.5 103 53
CJ's Elephant Antics Codemasters Andy Butcher 0.3 105 50
Knights of the Sky Kixx XL Matt Bielby 0.3 105 70
Links Kixx XL Gary Whitta 0.3 105 62
Night Shift Kixx XL Andy Butcher 0.3 106 50
Merlin Digital Integration Gary Whitta 0.3 106 40
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation GBH Mark Gallear 0.3 106 52

DiagnosticsEdit

Tornado - Survival Guide - 2¼ pages (108-110)

SystemsEdit

Games Gear - Simon Williams - 2 pages (112-113)

Desperate for the best PC set-up? Want to know what extras you should add to transform your system into the ultimate gameplaying machine? PC Gamer runs through the basics.

AdvertsEdit

Edge Issue 3 - 1 page (101)

GamesMaster Issue 11 - 1 page (107)

PC Format Issue 26 - 1 page (117)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Gary Whitta

Production Editor

Dan Goodleff

Staff Writer

Andy Butcher

American Editor

Neil West

Art Editor

Maryanne Booth

Designer

Jessica Bennett

Contributing Editors

Stuart Campbell, Jonathan Davies, Stuart Dinsey, Mark Gallear, Tim Norris, Rich Pelley, Mark Ramshaw, Tim Smith, Phil South, Paul Stephens, Simon Williams, Cam Winstanley

Contributor

Gary Penn, James Leach

Issue IndexEdit

PC Gamer Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1993                       1  
1994 2345678910111213 
1995 141516171819202122232425 
1996 26272829303132333435363738
1997 39404142434445464748495051
1998 52535455565758596061626364
1999 65666768697071727374757677
2000 78798081828384858687/88899091
2001 9293949596979899100101102103104
2002 105106107108109110111112113114115116117
2003 118119120121122123124125126127128129130
2004 131132133134135136137138139140141142143
2005 144145146147148149150151152153154155156
2006 157158159160161162163164165166167168169
2007 170171172173174175176177178179180181182
2008 183184185186187188189190191192193194195
2009 196197198199200201202203204205206207208
2010 209210211212213214215216217218219220221
2011 222223224225226227228229230231232233234
2012 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247
2013 248 249 250 251 252 253 254            
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