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This magazine was dated January 2013 and priced at £5.99.

MonitorEdit

Korea dominates StarCraft II - Graham Smith - 1½ pages (8-9)

Eastern e-sports stars prove they're still the best at the WCS Global Finals.

Minecon celebrates a vast community - Tom Francis - ½ page (11)

Player creations were the stars of the 2012 Paris Minecraft convention.

The Spy - 1 page (12)

Faceoff: Do games really need so many graphics options? - 1 page (14)

Graham Smith vs Rich McCormick

Armchair Designer: How to do Mass Effect 4 right. - Chris Thursten - 1 page (16)

A fourth game is an opportunity for BioWare to do things very differently - while still retaining the elements that made the series great.

Mapping Minecraft megabucks - Marsh Davies - 2 pages (18-19)

We take a look at where Minecraft has sold the most.

PreviewsEdit

Company of Heroes 2 - Tom Senior - 4 pages (20-23)

Dead Space 3 - Rich McCormick - 1 page (26)

Neo Scavanger - Tom Sykes - 1 page (28)

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Craig Pearson - 2 pages (30-31)

Ibb and Obb - Tom Francis - 1 page (32)

Tomb Raider - Rich McCormick - 2 pages (34-35)

Grand Theft Auto V - Jon Blyth - 1 page (36)

FeaturesEdit

The Devil in the Detail - Chris Thursten - 6 pages (38-43)

Metro: Last Light harks back to a time when first-person shooters were about experiences, not set pieces.

Prime Time - Alex Wiltshire - 4 pages (48-51)

Visit Transformers Universe, the Autobots and Decepticons' new home.

The Game of the Year Awards 2012

Coward in a Camel - Tim Stone - 6 pages (60-65)

Fighting Fokkers, fear and physics in Rise of Flight's wild blue yonder

Giftageddon - Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts - 2 pages (66-67)

Send (Letters) - 2 pages (68-69)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
PlanetSide 2 SOE Rich McCormick 6 76-81 90
Natural Selection 2 Unknown Worlds Craig Pearson 2 82-83 90
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Nordic Games Dan Griliopoulos 1 84 (108) 58
Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Tom Francis 6 86-91 89
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Activision Marsh Davies 4 94-97 71
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Excalibur Tim Stone 1 98 85
Cargo Commander Digital Tribe Phil Savage 1 100 72
Viking: Battle for Asgard Sega Phil Savage 1 102 65
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft Chris Thursten 4 104-107 72
NBA 2K13 2K Sports Kyle Manchester 1 108 91

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Condemned: Criminal Origins Sega Jon Blyth 1 110 70
BioForge Origin Jon Blyth 0.5 111 59
Divinity Anthology GOG.com Jon Blyth 0.16 111 77
Dangerous Dave Collection GOG.com Jon Blyth 0.16 111 41
Farm Frenzy Classics Volume 1 Mastertronic Jon Blyth 0.16 111 68

The Hard StuffEdit

3D Cards - Dave James - 5 pages (113-117)

How to find the right pixel-pusher for your PC
Hardware Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Radeon HD 7870 OC Edition Dave James 1 114 89
GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked Dave James 0.5 115 78
Radeon HD 7850 2GB Dave James 0.5 115 83
GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Dave James 0.5 116 64
Radeon HD 7850 1GB OC Dave James 0.5 116 91
Radeon HD 7770 1 GB Dave James 0.33 117 77
GeForce GTX 650 Dave James 0.33 117 61

Reviews

Hardware Type Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
FX-8350 CPU Dave James 1 118 83
S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Keyboard Dave James 0.33 119 77
3XS Graphite LG5 Laptop Dave James 0.33 119 86
Thermaltake Level 10M Mouse Dave James 0.11 119 79
BenQ XL2420TX Monitor Dave James 0.11 119 90
CMStorm Scout 2 Case Dave James 0.11 119 71

The PC Gamer Rig - 1 page (120)

Who loves you, PC? - Dave James - 2 pages (122-123)

The current gen consoles are on their way out and PC gaming is looking better than ever, but who's really supporting our favourite platform?

New drivers bring speed boosts for most - Dave James - 1 page (124)

We rate the impact of the latest graphics card drivers.

Extra LifeEdit

MechWarrior Online - Chris Thursten - 1½ pages (126-127)

Hotline Miami - Phil Savage - ½ page (127)

Football Manager 2013 - Rich McCormick - 1 page (128)

Element4l - Tom Francis - ½ page (129)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - ½ page (129)

Top 10 Downloads: Free games stuff from the web - 4 pages (130-133)

Update - Guild Wars 2 - Tom Senior - 2 pages (134-135)

Guild Wars 2's first major world event nearly drove us insane.

How To... Get to grips with Legend of Grimrock's Dungeon Editor - Rick Lane - 2 pages (136-137)

Get plotting with our guide to building des-res dungeons.

Reinstall - Hitman: Blood Money - Tom Francis - 2 pages (138-139)

Why Hitman: Blood Money is still an amoral masterpiece.

Diary: An Illusionist in Skyrim - Tom Francis - 4 pages (140-143)

Skyrim gets its first nonviolent vampire

External LinksEdit

You may be able to get this issue from Future Publishing for a very limited time. Otherwise it should be available digitally at Zinio and Apple Newstand

Other CreditsEdit

Associate Editor

Rich McCormick

Production Editor

Tony Ellis

Section Editor

Tom Francis

Web Editor

Marsh Davies

Art Editors

Tom Strike, Julian Dace

News Editor

Tom Senior

Video Editor

Chris Thursten

Contributors

Tim Stone, Richard Cobbett, Dave James, Phil Savage, David Lyttleton, Rose Brandle, Evan Lahti, Jon Blyth, Alex Wiltshire, Andy McGregor, Duncan Harris, Duncan Geere, Dan Griliopoulos, James Archer, Craig Pearson, Richard Lane, Tyler Wilde, Tom Sykes, Omri Petitte, Kyle Manchester

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