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

MonitorEdit

The great THQ sell off - Chris Thursten - 1 2/3 pages (6-7)

Company of Heroes, Metro and more head to new owners.

PC Gamer hits issue 250 - Tom Francis - 2 pages (8-9)

Attractive magazine please to announce continued existence.

The Spy - 1 page (10)

Face Off: Would PC gaming benefit from Microsoft's death? - 1 page (12)

Marsh Davies vs Chris Thursten

Armchair Designer: Dragon Age 3, redesigned - Chris Thursten - 1 page (14)

Three ways to ensure that BioWare's next fantasy RPG is their best.

Arrested Arma 3 devs granted bail - (15)

Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta return home after four months in prison.

US govt orders game violence research - (17)

$10 million to investigate links to real violence

Special Report: Best laid .plans - Richard Cobbett - 2 pages (18-19)

A sneaky, mostly forgtotten way into the heads of gaming's biggest names.

PreviewsEdit

SimCity - Tom Senior - 4 pages (22-25)

Defiance - Andy Kelly - 2 pages (26-27)

Octodad: Deadliest Catch - Tom Francis - 1 page (28)

Suvarium - Marsh Davies - 2 pages (30-31)

The Iconoclasts - Marsh Davies - 1 page (32)

Tomb Raider - Andy Kelly - 1 page (34)

FeaturesEdit

At the Gates - Chris Thursten - 6 pages (36-41)

In Total War: Rome II, the ancient world is a violent reaction waiting to happen.

Evolutionary Theory - Rich McCormick - 4 pages (44-47)

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is StarCraft made harder, better, faster, stronger.

Venture Forth - Tom Senior - 6 pages (48-53)

How Roll20 is finally bringing the spirit of Dungeons & Dragons to videogames.

The PC Gamer Interview: Christine Love - Cara Ellison - 2 pages (54-55)

The developer talks about Analogue Hate Story, the creative process, and inappropriate shenanigans.

Why We Love PC Gaming - 10 pages (56-65)

We fell in love with PC gaming for different reasons, but we all remember the moment. Have a seat and we'll tell you about ours.
Featuring Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance - 1 page (58), Full Throttle - 1 page (61), Dark Age of Camelot - 1 page (62).

Giftageddon - Rome: Total War - 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 %
The War Z Hammerpoint Int. Evan Lahti 6 78-83 30
Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Stardock Tom Francis 2 84-85 85
Puddle Neko Entertainment Rick Lane 1 86 80
Wurm Online Code Club AB Richard Cobbett 4 88-91 68
Long Live the Queen Hanako Games Cara Ellison 1 92 65
Omerta: City of Gangsters Kalypso Media Tim Stone 1 94 78
Bit.Trip Void Gaijin Games Ian Dransfield 0.5 95 62
Dead Pixels CSR Studios Jon Morcom 0.5 95 82
Strike Suit Zero Born Ready Games Ben Griffin 2 96-97 62
Triple Towns SpryFox Richard Cobbett 0.5 99 65
Towns Xavi Canal, Ben Paigi Duncan Geere 0.5 99 55
Waking Mars Tiger Style Phil Savage 1 100 73
The Cave Sega Richard Cobbett 2 102-103 67
DmC (Devil May Cry) Capcom Nathan Brown 2 104-105 83
Primordia Wadjet Eye Games Ben Griffin 1 106 55
Ace of Spades Jagex Rich McCormick 1 108 45
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers bitComposer Games Andy Kelly 0.5 109 70
Bleed Bootdisk Revolution Ian Dransfield 0.5 109 78
Crusader Kings II: The Republic Paradox Interactive Phil Savage 1 110 79
Mass Effect 3: Omega Electronic Arts Chris Thursten 0.5 111 70
Borderlands 2: Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage 2K Games Tom Francis 0.5 111 73

Re-Releases

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Rage Bethesda Jon Blyth 1 112 84
Hunted: The Demon's Forge Bethesda Jon Blyth 0.5 113 65
Duke Nukem 1+2 gog.com Jon Blyth 0.16 113 30
Stacking gog.com Jon Blyth 0.16 113 87
Brink Bethesda Jon Blyth 0.16 113 73

The Hard StuffEdit

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

How to choose one for you games PC.
Hardware Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Aivia Osmium 1 116 93
Deathstalker Ultimate 0.5 117 86
Strike 5 0.5 117 79
G710+ 0.5 118 82
QuickFire Rapid 0.5 118 87
Cross Blade 0.33 119 78
Vengeance K90 0.33 119 84

Reviews

Game Title Type Pages Pg No(s) Verdict %
Radeon HD 7990 Graphics Card 1 120 81
Fusion Piledriver Desktop PC 0.33 121 88
HAL Desktop PC 0.33 121 87
Asus RoG Orion Headset 0.11 121 84
Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB Memory 0.11 121 94
Ozone RAGE ST Headset 0.11 121 62

The PC Gamer Rig - 1 page (122)

Game settings made simple - Dave James - 1 page (124)

Struggling to tell your TXAA from your MSAA? Nvidia want to help.

Extra LifeEdit

"I understand that this is not the internet-approved response" - Chris Thursten - 1½ pages (126-127)

Returning to Mass Effect 3 long after the dust has settled.

"I have turned these characters into rocket-propelled balloon" - Graham Smith - ½ page (127)

Breaking copyright law in Garry's Mod.

"These aren't battleships, they're culture factories" - Tom Senior - 1 page (128)

Waging ware with terrible television in Galactic Civilizations II

"It's surprisingly forgiving of insane behaviour" - Tom Francis - ½ page (129)

Tom finally fights his way past Hotline Miami's first boss.

"I've taken to playing it like a skateboarding game" - Rich McCormick - ½ page (129)

Chaining combos and doing tricks in Far Cry 3

Top 10 Downloads - 4 pages (130-133)

Update - DotA 2 - Duncan Geere - 2 pages (134-135)

DotA 2 isn't ancient, but it has come a long way.

How to... build a troubled paradise in Far Cry 3 - Craig Owens - 2 pages (136-137)

Enjoy a tropical island of your own without winning the lottery.

Reinstall - Black & White - Chris Thursten - 2 pages (138-139)

Black & White demonstrates the cost of assuming godhood.

Diary: Playing the Game of Thrones - Rich McCormick - 4 pages (140-143)

Staying alive in Crusader Kings II's Westeros.

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, Andy Kelly, Cara Ellison, Craig Owens, Duncan Geere, Ian Dransfield, Jonathan Morcam, Nathan Brown, Phil Savage, Richard Lane, Rose Brandle, Ben Griffin, Evan Lahti, Andy McGregor

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