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

MonitorEdit

Dark Souls II announced - Rich McCormick - 1⅔ pages (8-9)

Namco Bandai's hardcore action-RPG is coming back

The Spy - 1 page (10)

Steam Box takes on the next generation - Tom Senior - ⅔ page (11)

Valve eye the gogglebox market with the launch of their own living room PC in 2013.

LoL pro banned for "toxic behaviour" - Tom Francis - ⅔ page (13)

Riot put their foot down with ban, and investigate the psychology of abusive players.

Faceoff - Is a vulnerable Lara Croft more interesting? - 1 page (14)

Marsh Davies vs Graham Smith

Special Report: The IGF celebrate the heights games can reach - Tom Francis - 2 pages (16-17)

The best of 687 entrants to the Independent Games Festival.

PreviewsEdit

The 10 most exciting games of 2013

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Rich McCormick - 2 pages (22-23)
Arma 3 - Evan Lahti - 2 pages (24-25)
The Elder Scrolls Online - Tom Francis - 1 page (26)
Metro: Last Light - Chris Thursten - 2 pages (28-29)
Planetary Annihilation - TJ Hafer - 1 page (30)
Company of Heroes 2 - Tom Senior - 2 pages (32-33)
DayZ - Evan Lahti - 1 page (34)
SimCity - Tyler Wilde - 2 pages (36-37)
Total War: Rome II - Chris Thursten - 1 page (38)
BioShock: Infinite - Tom Francis - 6 pages (40-45)

Age of Wulin - Legend of the Nine Scrolls - 1 page (67)

FeaturesEdit

A New Night - Kat Bailey - 4 pages (46-49)

Free-to-play MMO Neverwinter introduces a new generation to AD&D's fabled fantasy setting.

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden & Barkley 2 - Rich McCormick - 6 pages (50-55)

Gun Game - Chris Thursten - 4 pages (56-59)

Warface has conquered Russia, but does free-to-play man-blasting have a place in the West?

Read any good games lately? - Richard Cobbett - 6 pages (60-65)

Text-based games are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, driven by new ways of playing them on the move, and an explosion in self-publishing. Take part as a reader and you're likely to end up as a writer.

Giftageddon - Allods Online - 1 page (66)

Send (Letters) - 2 pages (70-71)

PC Gamer Network: Play - 2 pages (72-73)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Hawken Meteor Ent. Andy Kelly 6 78-83 79
AirBuccaneers LudoCraft James Archer 2 84-85 80
Lego Lord of the Rings Warner Bros Ben Griffin 2 86-87 77
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Activision Rich McCormick 1 88 20
WRC 3 Milestone Phil Savage 1 90 56
Battlefield 3: Aftermath Electronic Arts John Strike 0.5 91 85
Little Inferno Tomorrow Corp. Marsh Davies 0.5 91 45
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Torn Banner Studios TJ Hafer 0.5 93 81
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Black Forest Games James Archer 0.5 93 63
Stealth Bastard Deluxe Curve Studios Richard Cobbett 1 94 78
F1 Race Stars Codemasters Ian Dransfield 0.5 95 70
Primal Carnage Reverb Sam Leung 0.5 95 65
Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition Paradox Interactive Rick Lane 2 96-97 55
Miner Wars 2081 Various Tim Stone 1 98 60
Rift: Storm Legion Trion Worlds Phil Savage 4 100-103 82
007 Legends Activision Richard Cobbett 0.5 105 16
Incredipede C & S Northway Rick Lane 0.5 105 72
A Game of Dwarves Paradox Interactive Duncan Geere 1 106 66
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Beamdog Phil Savage 2 108-109 77
Super Hexagon Terry Cavanagh Graham Smith 1 110 90

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Rig'n'Roll Mastertronic Jon Blyth 1 112 48
Alien Shooter: Vengeance Mastertronic Jon Blyth 0.5 113 53
Costume Quest THQ Jon Blyth 0.16 113 62
Imperialism SSI Jon Blyth 0.16 113 77
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Codemasters Jon Blyth 0.16 113 75

The Hard StuffEdit

Monitors - Dave James - 5 pages (115-119)

How to pick the perfect big screen beauty for your desktop
Hardware Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
VX2370Smh-LED Dave James 1 116 90
ProLite G2773HS Dave James 0.5 117 89
i2757FM Dave James 0.5 117 87
Brilliance Blade 2 Dave James 0.5 118 82
HL249 Dave James 0.5 118 67
XL2420TX Dave James 0.33 119 83
VG278HE Dave James 0.33 119 84

Reviews

Game Title Type Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
FX-6300 CPU Dave James 1 120 86
Core i7-3970X CPU Dave James 0.33 121 75
Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Dave James 0.33 121 83
Spire X2.611 Case Dave James 0.11 121 89
Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Keyboard Dave James 0.11 121 93
Mionix Aluminium Mousemat Mousemat Dave James 0.11 121 88

The PC Gamer Rig - 1 page (122)

Could this be the end for your CPU? - Dave James - 1 pages (124)

ARM processors could be poised to end the popular x86 chip's reign at the top.

Extra LifeEdit

Capturing an outpost in Far Cry 3 as research for a lame gag - Tom Francis - 1⅓ pages (126-127)

Being a black-hearted noble in Crusader Kings 2 - TJ Hafer - ⅔ page (127)

Chris and Rich explore the dream of flight in PlanetSide 2 - Chris Thursten - 1 page (128)

The art of damage in MechWarrior Online - Evan Lahti - ½ page (129)

Kerbal Space Program: It is rocket science - Graham Smith - ½ page (129)

Top 10 Downloads - 4 pages (130-133)

Update - Star Wars: The Old Republic - Chris Thursten - 2 pages (134-135)

The Old Republic in the wake of free-to-play

How to... Die slightly less often in Hotline Miami - Rick Lane - 2 pages (136-137)

Learn how to smash skulls with strategy and circumspection.

Reinstall - Transport Tycoon - Duncan Geere - 2 pages (138-139)

The Making of... Supreme Commander - Tom Francis - 4 pages (140-143)

The history of a ridiculously ambitious idea, and how it became a singularly brilliant strategy game.

Must Play - 1 page (144)

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, David Lyttleton, Jon Blyth, Kat Bailey, Andy Kelly, Ian Dransfield, Rick Lane, Duncan Geere, James Archer, Phil Savage, Sam Leung, Ben Griffin, Evan Lahti, TJ Hafer, Andy McGregor, Chris Stocker

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