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This magazine was dated December 2011 and priced at £5.99.

MonitorEdit

Playing with Windows 8 - Rich McCormick - (1½ pages)

What does Microsoft's new operating system mean for PC gamers?

Public Servers - Duncan Geere - (1 page)

Inside London's indie-game pub night

Minecraft art - Craig Pearson - (⅔ page)

Turn your saved game into a 3D model.

Faceoff - We should introduce kids to games at a young age - (1 page)

Tim Edwards vs Graham Smith

Armchair Designer - Ten things we'd like to see in Thief 4 - (2 pages)

Special Report - Defending the world from hack attack - Richard Stanton - (2 pages)

The head of security for Gamania, Taiwan's biggest MMO publisher, explains how online theft is big business in every sense.

PreviewsEdit

Battlefield 3 - Tom Senior - (2 pages)

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Rich McCormick - (1 page)

Syndicate - Rich McCormick - (2 pages)

L.A. Noire - Craig Pearson - (2 pages)

Counter Strike: Global Offensive - Simon Parkin - (1 page)

Overgrowth - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

War of the Roses - Rich McCormick - (1 page)

Diablo III - Tom Francis - (2 pages)

FeaturesEdit

Massive Attack - Martin Davies - (6 pages)

We size up PlanetSide 2, the MMOFPS that makes Battlefield look like a playground scuffle.

Return of the Max - Craig Pearson - (4 pages)

Eight years after his fall, the gravelliest, grimmest hero ever to grace a PC returns in Max Payne 3.

Blue Sky Thinking - Tom Francis - (4 pages)

We talk to Ken Levine about Bioshock: Infinite's new breed of storytelling.

Exploiting Miners - Matt Lees - (6 pages)

Getting rich quick in the free MMO Runescape only took time, a little coal, and the shattered dreams of children everywhere.

The PC Gamer Interview - Owen Hill - (2 pages)

Mark Kern tells us why Firefall is free, how it was inspired by Minecraft, and why indie developers are the future.

The Hard StuffEdit

Razer's sharp new gaming laptop - Adam Oxford - (2 pages)

It's a sleek, stylish and innovative gaming machine from the people who already make half of your other peripherals.

The quest for superfast start-up - Adam Oxford - (1 page)

Can Windows 8 really deliver the holy grail of almost instantaneous boot up?

Buyer's Advice - Controllers - (5 pages)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Verdict %
Rage Bethesda Rich McCormick 4 84
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Rezurrection Activision Tom Senior 1 50
A Game of Thrones: Genesis Focus Dan Griliopoulos 2 62
Hard Reset Flying Hog Richard Cobbett 2 58
Call of Juarez: The Cartel Ubisoft Tom Senior 1 35
PES 2012 Konami Tom Senior 1 84
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Tripwire Graham Smith 4 78
FIFA 12 Electronic Arts Tom Senior 2 90
TrackMania 2 Canyon Ubisoft Duncan Harris 4 83
Rise of Samurai Sega Tim Stone 2 86
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Electronic Arts Craig Pearson 1 15
Sengoku Paradox Dan Griliopoulos 1 71
Universe Sandbox Giant Army Duncan Geere 2 84
Rock of Ages Atlus Tom Hatfield 1 75
Bus & Cable Car Simulator Excalibur Steve Hogarty ½ 60
Ports: Pressure at the Ports Excalibur Steve Hogarty ½ 22
Driver: San Francisco Ubisoft Richard Cobbett 2 80
Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Bethesda Richard Cobbett 1 53
Demolition Inc Steam Tim Stone ½ 74
Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 2 Telltale Richard Cobbett ½ 83

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Verdict %
Populous Electronic Arts Jon Blyth 1 68
R.U.S.E. Ubisoft Jon Blyth ½ 82
Supreme Commander 2 Mastertronic Jon Blyth 1/6 74
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Sold Out Jon Blyth 1/6 68
Dungeon Keeper 2 Electronic Arts Jon Blyth 1/6 93

Extra LifeEdit

Dead Island - Tom Senior - (1⅓ pages)

Counter-Strike: Source - Owen Hill - (⅔ page)

The Hunter - Tim Stone - (1 page)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Tom Hatfield - (½ page)

Bastion - Tom Francis - (½ page)

Battle Report - Starcraft II - (2 pages)

Update:

Minecraft - Jaz McDougall - (2 pages)
Left 4 Dead 2 - Tom Senior - (2 pages)

How to... How to master the infinite caverns - Duncan Geere's - (2 pages)

Guide to conquering Terraria

Reinstall - Uplink - Phil Savage - (2 pages)

The Making of... Ultima VII - Matthew Kumar - (4 pages)

Other CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Graham Smith

Production Editor

Tony Ellis

Section Editor

Tom Francis

News Editor

Craig Pearson

Web Editor

Owen Hill

Art Editor

Alvin Weetman

Deputy Art Editor

Cliff Newman

Staff Writer

Rich McCormick

Interns

Tom Senior, Tom Hatfield

Contributors

Tim Stone, Adam Oxford, Richard Cobbett, Duncan Geere, Jon Blyth, Jaz McDougall, Phil Savage, Dan Griliopoulos, David Lyttleton, Martin Davies, Steve Hogarty, Matt Lees, Simon Parkin, Richard Stanton, Duncan Harris, Matthew Kumar, Andy Ounsted, Nick Aspell

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