PC Gamerhttp://www.pcgamer.com/feed/en-usWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:50:00 +0000Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplayhttp://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-gameplay-first-impressions/Tom and Tyler hunt down their first Uruk captain in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:50:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-gameplay-first-impressions/AdventureLPCMiddle-Earth: Shadow of MordorRPGWBGamesWin tickets to the ESL One New York Dota 2 tournamenthttp://www.pcgamer.com/win-tickets-to-the-esl-one-new-york-dota-2-tournament/Attention New York area-dweller and/or person capable of teleportation: we’re giving away two tickets to the ESL One New York next weekend.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:43:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/win-tickets-to-the-esl-one-new-york-dota-2-tournament/Dota 2E-sportsESLHow the concept of cool cheapens our game worldshttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-tunnel-snakes-and-style-over-function-in-game-design/Games could learn from the pragmatic visual design of Kubrick, Cobb, Foss and Ridley Scott.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:12:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-tunnel-snakes-and-style-over-function-in-game-design/Aliens: Colonial MarinesAssassin's CreedFallout 2OpinionRPGA newbie plays Dwarf Fortresshttp://www.pcgamer.com/a-newbie-plays-dwarf-fortress/Watch Wes learn to play Dwarf Fortress in our Let's Play series. Updated every Tuesday and Thursday!Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:50:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/a-newbie-plays-dwarf-fortress/Dwarf Fortressnewbie plays dwarf fortressstrategyBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel PC gameplay and interview http://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-pc-gameplay-and-interview/Evan talks to Joel Eschler and Anthony Burch about low-gravity combat, Australia, and the new character classes in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-pc-gameplay-and-interview/2K AustraliaBorderlands: The Pre-SequelFPSGearbox SoftwareShow Us Your Rig: Pillars of Eternity's Josh Sawyerhttp://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-pillars-of-eternitys-josh-sawyer/Josh Sawyer, project director on Pillars of Eternity, has an office that looks more like an art gallery.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:51:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-pillars-of-eternitys-josh-sawyer/Josh SawyerObsidian EntertainmentPillars of EternityRPGshow us your rigCo-op monster hunting in Evolvehttp://www.pcgamer.com/evolve-2/Four squelchy humans. One massive monster. The hunt is on.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/evolve-2/FPSTurtle RockMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/middleearth-shadow-of-mordor-review/The tech specs are demanding, but this is the Middle-earth game to rule them all.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/middleearth-shadow-of-mordor-review/Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorReviews10 things every PC gamer should ownhttp://www.pcgamer.com/10-things-every-pc-gamer-should-own/Your PC is a project, and building and maintaining it takes special tools.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/10-things-every-pc-gamer-should-own/Best ofHardwareLeague of Legends World Championships week two round-uphttp://www.pcgamer.com/league-of-legends-world-championships-week-two-round-up-the-six-biggest-moments/We look at the most spectacular moments of week two, featuring two of the most enjoyable games of we've ever seen.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/league-of-legends-world-championships-week-two-round-up-the-six-biggest-moments/League of LegendsLeague of Legends World Championship 2014MOBARiot GamesThe best graphics cardshttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-graphics-cards/Your graphics card is the heart of your gaming PC. Here's why you should buy an Nvidia GTX 970—or one of our recommendations for budget or 4K gaming.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-graphics-cards/AMDGPUgraphics cardGTX 970GTX 980HardwareMust ReadNvidiaNvidia MaxwellTechThis insane round reminded me why Counter-Strike is wonderfulhttp://www.pcgamer.com/this-insane-round-reminded-me-why-counter-strike-is-wonderful/There was a round of CS:GO during last Friday’s Dreamhack Invitational matches that I found really inspiring. I’ve recorded some commentary in a video.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:18:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/this-insane-round-reminded-me-why-counter-strike-is-wonderful/Counter-StrikeCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCS:GOFPSValveVideoThe Vanishing of Ethan Carter reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter-review/Spectral visions turn a cloudy tale clear in a supernatural mystery adventure.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:42:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter-review/AdventureReviewsThe Vanishing of Ethan CarterWhat's a good 'non-casual' PC game for my dad? — Ask PC Gamerhttp://www.pcgamer.com/casual-games-ask-pc-gamer/Ask PC Gamer is our weekly advice column. This week, how to turn your Dad into a hardcore gamer.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:29:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/casual-games-ask-pc-gamer/Ask PC Gamercivilization 5Steam, Tracks, Trouble and Riddles for Half-Life 2: Episode 2http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-steam-tracks-trouble-riddles-for-half-life-2-episode-2/This week, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 gets a sleepy-voiced robot and lots of train-based puzzle solving.Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-steam-tracks-trouble-riddles-for-half-life-2-episode-2/FPSHalf-Life 2Mod of the WeekPuzzleValveThe Best Free Games of the Weekhttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-free-games-of-the-week-45/Be a dog, an alien, a space gardener, or a cube hurtling through space.Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:58:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-free-games-of-the-week-45/browser gamesFreeIndieThe week's highs and lows in PC gaminghttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-25/Each Friday PC Gamer’s writers pick the bones out of the previous seven days. This time they’re doing it while also launching a new site. Expect more tears than usual.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:05:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-25/highs and lowsDeep-space smuggling in Heat Signaturehttp://www.pcgamer.com/heat-signature-hands-on-with-the-stealthy-deep-space-smuggler-sim/Procedurally generated Hotline Miami levels floating through space.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:39:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/heat-signature-hands-on-with-the-stealthy-deep-space-smuggler-sim/IndieStealthstrategyCivilization: Beyond Earth gameplay video and hands-on impressionshttp://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-beyond-earth-gameplay-video-and-hands-on-impressions/We spent 250 turns with the latest game in the Civilization series.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-beyond-earth-gameplay-video-and-hands-on-impressions/4XCivilization: Beyond EarthFiraxisLPCstrategyMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor video: max settings at 2560x1440 on LPChttp://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-video-max-settings-at-2560x1440-on-lpc/We play Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with all the settings maxed out on the Large Pixel Collider.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-video-max-settings-at-2560x1440-on-lpc/LPCMiddle-Earth: Shadow of MordorMonolith ProductionsRPGWBGamesGigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-970-g1-gaming-review/A seriously quick, well-priced, overclockable graphics card, that still manages to run incredibly cool and quiet.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:17:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-970-g1-gaming-review/GigabyteGPUsGTX 970GTX 980HardwareMaxwellNvidiaThree Lane Highway: Patch 6.82 and the Dota 2 of tomorrowhttp://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-patch-6-82-and-the-dota-2-of-tomorrow/In his weekly column, Chris addresses the explosive changes being made to Dota 2Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:01:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-patch-6-82-and-the-dota-2-of-tomorrow/Dota 2Must ReadThree Lane HighwayValveTotal War: Attila interviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-attila-announced-watch-our-interview-with-its-lead-designer/Yup. The barbarians are very much at the gates.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:31:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-attila-announced-watch-our-interview-with-its-lead-designer/Creative AssemblySegastrategyTotal WarTotal War: AttilaTotal War: Rome IITotal War: Attilahttp://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-attila-preview/Battle barbarians in the twilight years of the Roman Empire.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-attila-preview/Creative AssemblySegastrategyTotal WarTotal War: AttilaTotal War: Rome IIPC Gamer UK November issue: Pillars of Eternityhttp://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamer-uk-november-issue-pillars-of-eternity/This month we get exclusive insight into Pillars of Eternity.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:24:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamer-uk-november-issue-pillars-of-eternity/MagazinePC GamerDefense Grid 2 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/defense-grid-2-review/Defense Grid 2 isn't just another tower defense game, it's the best tower defense game.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:43:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/defense-grid-2-review/Defense Grid 2FeatureReviewsstrategytower defenseFifa 15 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/fifa-15-review/Strong, handsome and, at times, fantastic, but FIFA 15 still never quite feels like football.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/fifa-15-review/EA SportsElectronic ArtsFIFA 15Football simReviewsFifa 15: max settings at 2560x1440 on LPChttp://www.pcgamer.com/fifa-15-max-settings-at-2560x1440-on-lpc/See this year's version of the beautiful game looking prettier than ever on our stupid-powerful computer.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:45:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/fifa-15-max-settings-at-2560x1440-on-lpc/EA SportsFIFA 15Large Pixel ColliderLPCpopularSportsVideosOculus Connect interview: Lucky's Tale developers on finding the "Mario brick" for VR platformershttp://www.pcgamer.com/oculus-connect-interview-luckys-tale-developers-on-finding-the-mario-brick-for-vr-platformers/Talking to Dan Hurd about redefining the 3D platformer in VR, the importance of positional audio, and how much more challenging level design can be.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/oculus-connect-interview-luckys-tale-developers-on-finding-the-mario-brick-for-vr-platformers/FeatureFeaturedinterviewInterviewsLucky's TaleOculus ConnectStronghold Crusader 2 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/stronghold-crusader-2-review/Buttressed effectively but the foundations need work.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/stronghold-crusader-2-review/FeaturedReviewsstrategyStronghold Crusader 2Show Us Your Rig: Wasteland 2's Chris Avellonehttp://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-wasteland-2s-chris-avellone/When it comes to the rig of Chris Avellone, designer on Wasteland 2, what’s on the inside isn't nearly as important as what’s on the outside. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-wasteland-2s-chris-avellone/Chris AvelloneDisney InfinityInterviewsRPGshow us your rigWasteland 2Sims 4 diary: The Odd Couplehttp://www.pcgamer.com/sims-4-diaries-the-odd-couple/Meet George and Dave. George is ambitious, tidy, and good-natured. Dave is lazy, messy, and mean-spirited. Together, they are the Odd Couple.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/sims-4-diaries-the-odd-couple/Best ofFeatureFeaturedSims 4 DiariessimulationThe Sims 4Fable Anniversary reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/fable-anniversary-review/Know someone who's never experienced Fable, or has only played Fable 3? Get them on this.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/fable-anniversary-review/Fable AnniversaryFeaturedLionheadReviewsHow to win eco rounds in CS:GOhttp://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-win-eco-rounds-in-csgo/Every Monday in Shooterology, Evan writes about FPSes.You’re dead, and you’re broke. How are you going to win the next round when the enemy team has body armor and rifles and you don’t?Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:59:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-win-eco-rounds-in-csgo/Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveCS:GOFeaturedFPSShooterologyMetal Gear Solid V TGS galleryhttp://www.pcgamer.com/metal-gear-solid-v-tgs-gallery/Dogs with eyepatches! Horses being airlifted! Inappropriate combat wear! Strangeness abounds in this Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gallery.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/metal-gear-solid-v-tgs-gallery/GalleryKonamiMetal Gear Solid VMGS5Phantom PainScreenshotsTGSTokyo Game ShowWhat to expect from Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid 5's experimental preludehttp://www.pcgamer.com/what-to-expect-from-ground-zeroes-metal-gear-solid-5s-experimental-prelude/Metal Gear Solid 5 is coming to PC. First, the prelude Ground Zeroes, followed in 2015 by the full game with the striking subtitle of The Phantom Pain.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/what-to-expect-from-ground-zeroes-metal-gear-solid-5s-experimental-prelude/FeatureFeaturedKojima ProductionsKonamiMetal Gear Solid 5Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground ZeroesMetal Gear Solid VMGS5League of Legends World Championships Week One: the best moments, the biggest playshttp://www.pcgamer.com/league-of-legends-world-championships-week-one/Highlights so far from the LoL mega-tournament.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/league-of-legends-world-championships-week-one/E-sportsFeatureFeaturedLeague of LegendsLeague of Legends World Championship 2014popularRiot GamesMod of the Week: Doom Reborn, for Doom 3http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-doom-reborn-for-doom-3/There are a number of ongoing efforts to mod older games into newer engines. Black Mesa, for instance, rebuilt much of the original Half-Life in the Source Engine, and the modders behind Skywind are painstakingly crafting Morrowind in Skyrim's Creation Engine. With Doom Reborn, modders have been working diligently to recreate Doom and Doom II in Doom 3's idTech4 engine. They recently released aSun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:46 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-doom-reborn-for-doom-3/Doom 3Doom RebornMod of the WeekModsHack 'n' Slash reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/hack-n-slash-review/Hack 'n' Slash starts as a clever game about game design, but ends up feeling like homework.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:53:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/hack-n-slash-review/Hack 'n SlashReviewsDirectX 12's new rendering features are coming to DirectX 11.3 toohttp://www.pcgamer.com/directx-12s-new-rendering-features-are-coming-to-directx-11-3-too/Microsoft demonstrated DirectX 12's CPU efficiency and talked up new rendering features to show off the latest GPU hardware.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/directx-12s-new-rendering-features-are-coming-to-directx-11-3-too/DirectX 11.3DirectX 12HardwareIDFIntelMaxwellMicrosoftNvidiaNvidia GTX 980popularTechTech NewsDawn of War retrospective: ten years of war in the 41st millenniumhttp://www.pcgamer.com/dawn-of-war-retrospective-ten-years-of-war-in-the-41st-millennium/Dawn of War is one of the few games to get close to delivering the spectacle the Warhammer 40k universe demands.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:59:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/dawn-of-war-retrospective-ten-years-of-war-in-the-41st-millennium/Dawn of WarDawn of War 2FeatureFeaturedOnly warReal time strategyRelic EntertainmentSegaWasteland 2 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/wasteland-2-review/An excellent RPG despite its glitches, with combat and writing as good as its predecessors'Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/wasteland-2-review/Brian FargoFeaturedinXile EntertainmentpopularReviewsRPGWasteland 2Three Lane Highway: exploring the expensive e-sports hype trailers of tomorrowhttp://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-exploring-the-expensive-e-sports-hype-trailers-of-tomorrow/Three Lane Highway is Chris' weekly column about Dota 2. Today I watched a very dramatic and slick and expensive-looking trailer for League of Legends' Worlds 2014 tournament. I thought about it in relation to the game of my own preference, and how I spent part of July in a basketball stadium getting really worked up about international wizard conflict. I've written about the narratives thatThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:50:45 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-exploring-the-expensive-e-sports-hype-trailers-of-tomorrow/Dota 2EditorialFeatureFeaturedMOBAThree Lane HighwayValveShow Us Your Rig: Elder Scrolls Online designer Nick Konklehttp://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-elder-scroll-online-designer-nick-konkle/Nick Konkle, Lead Gameplay Designer of The Elder Scrolls Online, is similar to other developers we’ve featured by having three different rigs.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/show-us-your-rig-elder-scroll-online-designer-nick-konkle/ESOInterviewsMMONick KonkleRPGshow us your rigThe Elder Scrolls OnlinezenimaxBattleborn preview: a first-person MOBA with a side of Borderlandshttp://www.pcgamer.com/battleborn-preview-a-first-person-moba-with-a-side-of-borderlands/Gearbox doesn't want to call Battleborn a first-person MOBA, but that's exactly what its competitive multiplayer Incursion mode looks like.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:15:25 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/battleborn-preview-a-first-person-moba-with-a-side-of-borderlands/battlebornFeaturedFPSGearbox SoftwareHands OnMOBAPreviewsCompany of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assaulthttp://www.pcgamer.com/company-of-heroes-2-ardennes-assault-2/Relic discuss their upcoming standalone expansion to Company of Heroes 2, a lengthy single player campaign set during the Battle of the Bulge.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:23:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/company-of-heroes-2-ardennes-assault-2/Company of Heroes 2Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes AssaultFeaturedReal time strategyRelic EntertainmentSegaSims 4 diary: The Cube of Despairhttp://www.pcgamer.com/sims-4-diaries-the-cube-of-despair/Witness Mr. Henry Sim, a sour little man in a self-imposed exile from the world.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:01:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/sims-4-diaries-the-cube-of-despair/Best ofFeatureFeaturedNot The Twilight ZoneSims 4 DiariesThe Cube of DespairThe Sims 4Due Process hands-on: kicking down doors in low-fi Rainbow Sixhttp://www.pcgamer.com/due-process-hands-on-kicking-down-doors-in-low-fi-rainbow-six/The last thing I played at PAX earlier this month was Due Process, a tactical FPS in development by Seattle-based Giant Enemy Crab. Though it's very much in a primordial state (pre-alpha, by the dev team's description), Due Process ended up as one of my highlights from the show simply because it's exciting to see an indie team explore a genre that's typically reserved for big studios.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:31:19 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/due-process-hands-on-kicking-down-doors-in-low-fi-rainbow-six/Due ProcessFPSGiant Enemy CrabIndiePAX Prime 2014PreviewsAstro A38 bluetooth headset impressionshttp://www.pcgamer.com/astro-a38-bluetooth-headset-impressions/After two weeks of use, I think the Astro A38 is a great set of cans, but I'm not sure it belongs at your gaming rig.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:24:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/astro-a38-bluetooth-headset-impressions/AstroAstro A38FeaturedHardwareTechFive hours with the upcoming Watch Dogs expansion, Bad Bloodhttp://www.pcgamer.com/five-hours-with-the-upcoming-watch-dogs-expansion-bad-blood/Haven’t you caused enough damage? Near-future Chicago is a city under secret siege, not from human traffickers, petty thugs, and gangbangers, but from you and your smartphone. The stop lights are broken, the vending machines depleted, the public’s knees permanently scrapped from stooping to grab the cash you sent flying out of malfunctioning ATMs, and no one stands near vents. Isn’t it time toMon, 15 Sep 2014 17:10:52 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/five-hours-with-the-upcoming-watch-dogs-expansion-bad-blood/FeaturedUbisoftWatch DogsWatch Dogs: Bad BloodMod of the Week: Pilgrimage, for Arma 3http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-pilgrimage-for-arma-3/Our regular mod wrangler Chris Livingston is indisposed this week—likely pruning back his INIs, and exorcising rogue RARs. Normal service will resume next week. Before that, I'd like to step in to highlight Pilgrimage, an Arma 3 scenario that, judging from the response to Andy's showcase of the game's best solo missions, is a clear community favourite.Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:00:58 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-pilgrimage-for-arma-3/Arma 3FeatureFeaturedMod of the WeekModsPilgrimageSteam WorkshopThe week's highs and lows in PC gaminghttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-23/Each week PC Gamer’s writers are submerged in amniotic fluid until their combined brainpower produces the exact ratio of words-to-opinion required to accurately describe the past seven days. Enjoy!Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:44:57 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-23/FeatureFeaturedHighs & LowsInterview with a Hearthstone botter: "I'm not scared of getting caught"http://www.pcgamer.com/interview-with-a-hearthstone-botter-im-not-scared-of-getting-caught/A botter tells us about arena win streaks, beating famous streamers, unlimited gold, and why he's not worried about Blizzard.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:50:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/interview-with-a-hearthstone-botter-im-not-scared-of-getting-caught/Best ofBlizzardFeatureFeaturedHearthstoneHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft"There are 711 million PC gamers in the world today" says Intelhttp://www.pcgamer.com/there-are-711-million-pc-gamers-in-the-world-today-says-intel/This is the first time I can remember that PC gaming was mentioned at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) without me reminding an exec we existed.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:22:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/there-are-711-million-pc-gamers-in-the-world-today-says-intel/BroadwellFeaturedHardwareIDF 2014IntelTechTech NewsMSI demonstrates their GS30 2-in-1 desktop gaming PC/laptophttp://www.pcgamer.com/msi-demonstrates-their-gs30-2-in-1-desktop-gaming-pclaptopthing/Is it a bird, is it a laptop, is it a desktop? No, it's MSI's GS30...er...entertainment system?Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/msi-demonstrates-their-gs30-2-in-1-desktop-gaming-pclaptopthing/HardwareIDF 2014Intellaptop/desktop hybrid/mutantMSITechTech NewsHearthstone Help: Learn to play Giants Mage with Hypedhttp://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-help-learn-to-play-giants-mage-with-hyped/This week we're joined by Hyped, one of the best Hearthstone players in the world, to showcase his Mage Giants deck. The games are all incredibly tense. Like crushing your opponents with a stunning comeback? This could be the deck for you…Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:21:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-help-learn-to-play-giants-mage-with-hyped/BlizzardE-sportsFeaturedHearthstoneHearthstone HelpThree Lane Highway: what tournament play has taught me about Dota 2http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-what-tournament-play-has-taught-me-about-dota-2/Three Lane Highway is Chris' column about Dota 2. You're always learning, whether or not it feels like it. I've had games of Dota where I've felt like I've learned nothing at all, where my mistakes have been obvious to me (and probably to everybody else involved) and my victories have been conducted against enemies too busy screaming at each other or eating paint to make it mean anything.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:36:46 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-what-tournament-play-has-taught-me-about-dota-2/Dota 2EditorialFeatureFeaturedMOBAThree Lane HighwayValveThe Sims 4 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-4-review/There's a blithe naivety to the way that life is presented in The Sims that is either comforting or a little disturbing.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:24:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-4-review/EAFeaturedMaxisReviewsThe Sims 4The pile of shame: an unconquerable mountainhttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-pile-of-shame-an-unconquerable-mountain/Choice. That’s one thing a PC gamer is never short of, thanks to cheap games, seasonal sales, and pay-what-you-want bundles. Over the years my Steam library has grown into a vast, overwhelming thing, bursting with games I’ve never, or barely, played.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:00:35 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-pile-of-shame-an-unconquerable-mountain/FeatureFeaturedFirst World ProblemsHumble BundleOpinionPile of ShameSteamsteam saleMicrosoft buying Minecraft: Won't somebody think of the children?http://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-buying-minecraft-wont-somebody-think-of-the-children/The rumor that Microsoft may acquire Minecraft creator Mojang (now upgraded to a maybe), is an uncomfortable possibility. If the deal materializes, it would put a game whose spirit and mechanics are rooted in openness and tinkering in the hands of a closed, proprietary platform holder. It will put the best-selling individual PC game ever in the hands of PC gaming’s most obstructive opponent—aTue, 09 Sep 2014 13:28:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-buying-minecraft-wont-somebody-think-of-the-children/EditorialFeaturedMicrosoftMinecraftNotchWorld of Warships hands-on: captaining a warship is easier than it lookshttp://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warships-hands-on-captaining-a-warship-is-easier-than-it-looks/As a kid I always wanted to one day command a battleship. That dream died when I couldn’t tell port from starboard. Thankfully, Wargaming.net didn’t ask me about my nautical background when I got a chance to sit down with a demo of World of Warships, the latest in its line of free-to-play World War 2 explosion simulators.Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:49:18 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warships-hands-on-captaining-a-warship-is-easier-than-it-looks/Hands OnMultiplayerPreviewsWorld of WarshipsPillars of Eternity hands-on: a beautiful, detailed ode to the Infinity Engine erahttp://www.pcgamer.com/pillars-of-eternity-hands-on-a-beautiful-detailed-ode-to-the-infinity-engine-era/I know this is a faithful homage to the Infinity Engine RPGs of yore, because I’ve been on the character creation screen for almost an hour. It’s an overwhelming sea of options—exactly as it should be—and I can’t decide what kind of person I want to be. In the end I settle for an aumaua, a race of tall semi-aquatic beings with blue-green skin and tribal markings on their faces. Their size givesMon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:28 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/pillars-of-eternity-hands-on-a-beautiful-detailed-ode-to-the-infinity-engine-era/Aquatic PaladinsFeatureInfinity EngineObsidianPillars of EternityRPGIntel's affordable hex-core chip could future-proof your PChttp://www.pcgamer.com/intels-affordable-hex-core-chip-could-future-proof-your-pc/Intel's Core i7 5820K, is a serious step up in performance from the Devil’s Canyon quad-core.Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:13:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/intels-affordable-hex-core-chip-could-future-proof-your-pc/Core i7 5820KCPUFeaturedHardwareHaswell-EIntelsix-coreTechMod of the Week: Legendary Cities, for Skyrimhttp://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-legendary-cities-for-skyrim/There are nine main cities in Skyrim, seven large towns, a dozen smaller settlements, plus scads of farms, mills, shacks, camps, caves, lairs, and ruins. All together, the game sports over three hundred locations, so naturally we all have the same thought: that's just not enough, is it? The Legendary Cities mod adds ten beautiful and historical cities to Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls: Arena (theSun, 07 Sep 2014 10:00:57 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-legendary-cities-for-skyrim/Legendary CitiesMod of the WeekModsThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimFirewatch interview: Campo Santo details its first projecthttp://www.pcgamer.com/firewatch-interview-campo-santo-details-its-first-project/We got our first significant look at Firewatch last weekend at PAX. I spoke to Jake Rodkin and Chris Remo shortly after Campo Santo's panel.Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:12:19 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/firewatch-interview-campo-santo-details-its-first-project/Campo SantoChris RemofirewatchIndieInterviewsJake RodkinPAX Prime 2014VideosThe most baffling Steam reviewshttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-most-baffling-steam-reviews/Before buying a game, it's a good idea to visit several different sources to determine if it's worth your time and money. Read reviews on gaming sites. Watch your favorite YouTube personality play it. See what people are saying on Twitter. Ask random people on the street. Call up your elected political representative. Buy a copy of the World's Number One Gaming Magazine.Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-most-baffling-steam-reviews/Aliens: Colonial MarinesBatman: Arkham AsylumBioshock InfiniteCounter-StrikeCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveDark Souls 2Dear EstherDishonoredDivinity: Original SinDota 2FeaturedHalf-Life 2LimboMass Effect 2MountainMunich Bus DriverMust ReadRustSid Meier's Civilization® IVSteamThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe Secret of Monkey IslandWorld of GooThe week's highs and lows in PC gaminghttp://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-22/Each week PC Gamer’s opinion scryers emerge from their blackened temple to hold forth on the most significant moments of the past seven days. They usually bring biscuits too.Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:38:20 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-weeks-highs-and-lows-in-pc-gaming-22/FeatureFeaturedhighs and lowsWhat do you love about PC gaming?http://www.pcgamer.com/what-do-you-love-about-pc-gaming/We interviewed a lot of different developers last week at PAX Prime. But there was only one question we asked them all: "What do you love about PC gaming?"Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:41:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/what-do-you-love-about-pc-gaming/Best ofFeaturedInterviewsPAX Prime 2014propagandaVideoVideosMassive Chalice hands-on: Respect your elders and don't marry your cousinshttp://www.pcgamer.com/massive-chalice-hands-on-respect-your-elders-and-dont-marry-your-cousins/At first, Massive Chalice seems like a competent, post-XCOM, fantasy turn-based strategy game. That, on its own, wouldn't get me excited (especially since I always prefer lasers to swords), but Massive Chalice innovates on the parts of XCOM that got me hooked: my emotional and strategic investment in the characters I trained, equipped, and sent on missions. It raises the stakes with anFri, 05 Sep 2014 01:23:19 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/massive-chalice-hands-on-respect-your-elders-and-dont-marry-your-cousins/Double FineIndieMassive ChalicePAX Prime 2014PreviewsstrategyDark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/dark-souls-2-crown-of-the-old-iron-king-dlc-review/Part two of the Dark Souls 2 DLC trilogy reviewed.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:28:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/dark-souls-2-crown-of-the-old-iron-king-dlc-review/Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron KingDLCReviewsRPGThree Lane Highway: your Dota hero is having a good time and so should youhttp://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-your-dota-guy-is-having-a-good-time-and-so-should-you/Three Lane Highway is Chris' column about Dota 2. Dota 2 is funny, both by design and by accident. It's funny when people get angry. It's funny to screw up. It's funny to Force Staff your friends into the enemy fountain. It's funny to get a rampage as Axe. Laughing at the weird stuff that springs from Dota forms the basis of a healthy number of YouTube channels. It's as vital a part of theThu, 04 Sep 2014 17:20:37 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-your-dota-guy-is-having-a-good-time-and-so-should-you/Dota 2EditorialFeatureFeaturedMOBAThree Lane HighwayValveHatoful Boyfriend reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/hatoful-boyfriend-review/Warning: this review's screenshots contain light, if inexplicable, spoilers. It's really weird.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/hatoful-boyfriend-review/hatoful boyfriendReviewsDead Rising 3 reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/dead-rising-3-review/The city of Los Perdidos, a fictional riff on Los Angeles, has a serious zombie problem.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/dead-rising-3-review/actionCapcomDead Rising 3FeaturedreviewReviewszombiesHearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-curse-of-naxxramas-review/A much-needed and fun refresher for Blizzard’s card battler.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:58:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-curse-of-naxxramas-review/BlizzardCurse of NaxxramasHearthstoneReviewsRodina review (Early Access)http://www.pcgamer.com/rodina-review-early-access/An ambitious but repetitive shooting gallery with deep story beats.Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:55:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/rodina-review-early-access/Early Access reviewFeaturedReviewsRodinaSpace simGabriel Knight interview: Jane Jensen on the revival of her classic adventure gamehttp://www.pcgamer.com/gabriel-knight-interview-jane-jensen-on-the-revival-of-her-classic-adventure-game/Veteran game designer Jane Jensen and her indie studio, Pinkerton Road, have been working on a 20th anniversary remake of the classic Sierra point-and-click adventure Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers since last year. After co-designing King's Quest VI in 1992, Jensen got her first shoot at designing and directing her own project. That game was Gabriel Knight, the story of a New Orleans writerTue, 02 Sep 2014 19:05:59 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/gabriel-knight-interview-jane-jensen-on-the-revival-of-her-classic-adventure-game/FeaturedGabriel KnightGabriel Knight: Sins of the FathersInterviewsJane Jensenpoint-and-click adventureVirtual reality is closer than ever, but it still has a long way to gohttp://www.pcgamer.com/virtual-reality-is-closer-than-ever-but-it-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/I’ve been regularly strapping the office Oculus Rift to my head for a few months now, and I’m convinced virtual reality is something special, and not just a daft gimmick we’ll all laugh at in a decade. But there are still a lot of problems with the hardware as it exists today—including the recently released DK2 version—that will have to be ironed out before the thing is ready to appear inTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:00:38 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/virtual-reality-is-closer-than-ever-but-it-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/FeatureFeaturedOculus RIFTOpinionRollerCoaster Tycoon World preview: regaining momentumhttp://www.pcgamer.com/rollercoaster-tycoon-preview/I sat through a hands-off demo of Rollercoaster Tycoon World at PAX this weekend, though to be honest I spent a good portion of my time talking to the Pipeworks dev team about the different ways you can torture park goers.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:13:51 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/rollercoaster-tycoon-preview/PAX Prime 2014PreviewsRollerCoaster Tycoonrollercoaster tycoon worldThe PC Gamer server listhttp://www.pcgamer.com/server-list/Whether you're after a quick game of Counter-Strike, or want to brave the deadly zombie-infested outdoor regions of DayZ, you'll find a game on one of our servers, provided by Multiplay. If you'd like us to host a particular game, let us know. If we get a lot of requests, we can switch the games around.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:52:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/server-list/The PC Gamer community siteshttp://www.pcgamer.com/community-sites/Do you like playing games with excellent people? Good news: PC Gamer readers from all over the world have gathered to form groups and guilds in PC gaming's busiest games. If you'd like to get involved, check out our community sites and servers listed below.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:38:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/community-sites/Mod of the Week: #WatchDogsIV, for Grand Theft Auto IVhttp://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-watchdogsiv-for-grand-theft-auto-iv/Like me, you've probably spent dozens of hours in Grand Theft Auto IV's Liberty City, but often wish there was some way to cause a little destruction and mayhem. Finally, there is! The #WatchDogsIV mod summons the sullen Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs, and more importantly, brings along Aiden's awesome Phone of Hacking +4. Traffic lights, payphones, ATMs, security cameras, and those poles thatMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:15:45 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/mod-of-the-week-watchdogsiv-for-grand-theft-auto-iv/#WatchDogsIVGrand Theft Auto IVMod of the WeekModsDarkest Dungeon gameplay footage and demo from PAX 2014 http://www.pcgamer.com/darkest-dungeon-gameplay-footage-and-demo-from-pax-2014/Darkest Dungeon continues to be one of the games I'm looking forward to most. Red Hook Studios has cherry-picked its favorite aspects of XCOM, roguelikes, and turn-based strategy, and wrapped Darkest Dungeon in a gloomy fantasy art style that's evocative of Dark Souls while still feeling inexplicably cute. It also has one of the most fitting mechanics I've seen featured in a roguelike partlySun, 31 Aug 2014 21:19:24 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/darkest-dungeon-gameplay-footage-and-demo-from-pax-2014/Darkest DungeonFeaturedIndieInterviewsPAX Prime 2014Red Hook StudiosRoguelikeRPGVideosLords of the Fallen preview: Europe takes on Dark Souls, and they got the dying part righthttp://www.pcgamer.com/lords-of-the-fallen-preview/In the span of my 30-minute PAX demo with Lords Of The Fallen, a single player action RPG in the same vein as Dark Souls, I was killed perhaps a dozen times. I fought a total of six different enemies, successfully killing three. Suffice it to say this game did not want to be friends.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:36:29 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/lords-of-the-fallen-preview/Deck 13Lords of the FallenPAX Prime 2014PreviewsRPGPAX 2014 photos - cosplay, booths, and the PC LAN areahttp://www.pcgamer.com/pax-2014-photos-cosplay-booths-and-the-pc-lan-area/Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:30:49 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/pax-2014-photos-cosplay-booths-and-the-pc-lan-area/PAX Prime 2014Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell hands-on: fighting Satan in a weaponized La-Z-Boyhttp://www.pcgamer.com/saints-row-gat-out-of-hell-hands-on-fighting-satan-in-a-weaponized-la-z-boy/It’s hard to imagine what developer meetings must be like now for Saints Row. They have to just be constantly asking themselves “Well, where do we go from here?” From a series that started off as a paint-by-numbers copy of Grand Theft Auto, it has since made us President, given us super powers, even blown up the Earth. How far we’ve gone from the streets of Stilwater. And now, we’re in Hell.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:04:54 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/saints-row-gat-out-of-hell-hands-on-fighting-satan-in-a-weaponized-la-z-boy/Hands Onhands-on previewPAX Prime 2014PreviewsSaints RowSaints Row 4Saints Row 4: Gat Out of HellVolition GamesThe PC Gamer Top 100http://www.pcgamer.com/the-pc-gamer-top-100/Meticulously drawn from the PC’s decades of history, these are the games we’ve decided you absolutely need to play today.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:40:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/the-pc-gamer-top-100/Best ofFeatureFeaturedPC Gamer top 100Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is like playing Mario inside FTLhttp://www.pcgamer.com/lovers-in-a-dangerous-spacetime-is-like-playing-mario-inside-ftl/I love that same-screen games continue to find appeal on PC. It’s hard to say how many PC gamers own USB gamepads, and yet Towerfall, Spelunky, Gang Beasts, Nidhogg, and others have come to represent a tiny renaissance for local multiplayer on our platform. It’s a trend that coincides with Valve’s still-developing push into the living room, too. A handful of new or recent same-screen games areSat, 30 Aug 2014 17:49:27 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/lovers-in-a-dangerous-spacetime-is-like-playing-mario-inside-ftl/arcadeIndieLovers in a Dangerous SpacetimePAX Prime 2014PreviewsShadow Realms hands-on: blowing up heroes as the evil ghost of Bombermanhttp://www.pcgamer.com/shadow-realms-pax-preview/I'm not sure how a 'fan event' can also be the first time anyone in the room is playing the game they're meant to be fans of, but that didn't stop BioWare. Earlier tonight I joined a bunch of preemptive fans to play Shadow Realms, Bioware's new 4v1 action RPG—and I got to be the one. Not Jet Li (I wish), but the Shadowlord, an invisible creature who floats around the dungeons dropping traps andSat, 30 Aug 2014 06:00:40 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/shadow-realms-pax-preview/BiowareFeaturedPAX Prime 2014PreviewsRPGShadow RealmsMiegakure preview — playing a four-dimensional puzzle gamehttp://www.pcgamer.com/miegakure-preview/For the first six or so levels, I did not get Miegakure at all. I was completing the early puzzles, but I had no idea how I was doing it. It was like finishing a trigonometry problem and coming up the the correct answer without knowing why. I couldn't show my work. I felt dumb. I hoped the massive crowd at the PAX Prime Indie Megabooth wasn't watching my screen. They probably were. And totallyFri, 29 Aug 2014 23:37:33 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/miegakure-preview/Hands OnMiegakurePAX Prime 2014PreviewsPuzzleDreadnought hands-on: a multiplayer slugfest with really big spaceshipshttp://www.pcgamer.com/dreadnought-hands-on-a-multiplayer-slugfest-with-really-big-spaceships/Dreadnought is about spaceships—emphasis on 'ships,' timid ensign voice on 'space.' Not X-Wings or Vipers: think Galaxy-class vessels, trading missiles and laser fire across vast battlefields—in space, eventually, but I didn't see a space map during Yager's demonstration. Instead, I fought over a rocky red desert, commanding a hovering battleship with enough room for the population of SanFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:08 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/dreadnought-hands-on-a-multiplayer-slugfest-with-really-big-spaceships/DreadnoughtHands OnPAX Prime 2014PreviewsYager DevelopmentIntel Core i7 5960X reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/intel-core-i7-5960x-review/Hot damn this is some quick, expensive silicon. But it’s probably not the CPU you’re really looking for.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:17:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-core-i7-5960x-review/Core i7 5960XHardwareHaswell-EIntelWe're giving away three thousand Steam keys for 7 Days To Die - UPDATE: the keys have now been distributedhttp://www.pcgamer.com/were-giving-away-three-thousand-steam-keys-for-7-days-to-die/The weekend's nearly here, and that means taking a break from the stresses of the week, right? Wrong. For us, it means working through the weekend at PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle, scooping up interviews and stories over the next four days (keep an eye on our YouTube channel, too). For you, the weekend means terror, desperation and bludgeoning a man to death for his last can of beans. To celebrateFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:16:38 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/were-giving-away-three-thousand-steam-keys-for-7-days-to-die/7 Days to Diefree gamegiveawayGiveawaysPAX Prime 2014the last can of beansPC Gamer UK October issue: Evolvehttp://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamer-uk-october-issue-evolve/Release the Kraken! Hunt the Kraken! Stop the Kraken! Panic at the Kraken! These and other Kraken-based activities are at the centre of Evolve, Turtle Rock's 4-vs-1 multiplayer shooter. We sent the monstrous Ben Griffin to take a look at the game, and he came back, not only with a hands-on report on the Left 4 Dead successor, but also bathed in the blood of multiple games journalists. We didn'tFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:52:25 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamer-uk-october-issue-evolve/evolveMagazinePC GamerDragon Age: Inquisition hands-on: fine fantasyhttp://www.pcgamer.com/dragon-age-inquisition-hands-on-fine-fantasy/You might have seen images of maps online, on Reddit or elsewhere, where cartographically-skilled gamers have compared the sizes of The Largest Worlds in Gaming. Tamriel is sized up against Liberty City, Chernarus against Far Cry 3. Just Cause 2’s island is overlaid atop The Lord of the Rings Online (a ridiculous 30,000 square miles, allegedly). World size has always struck me as a meaninglessThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:00:54 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/dragon-age-inquisition-hands-on-fine-fantasy/BiowareDragon Age: InquisitionEAFeatureFeaturedHands OnPreviewsRPGThree Lane Highway: the seven stages of Techieshttp://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-the-seven-stages-of-techies/The patch could be here tomorrow. Maybe? Hopefully. By the time you read this you'll probably know more than I do. Valve have promised Techies by the end of August; Valve have promised a lot of things. Anything - and literally nothing - is possible. It'll probably be tomorrow. If it is, we'll finally begin the process of accepting Techies into the game. Techies, the argument goes, are going toThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:18 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/three-lane-highway-the-seven-stages-of-techies/Dota 2EditorialFeatureMOBAThree Lane HighwayValveCivilization: Beyond Earth hands-on: aliens ate my colonyhttp://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-beyond-earth-hands-on-aliens-ate-my-colony/Here’s a tip: don’t mess with aliens. I learned this the hard way in my Civilization: Beyond Earth demo, almost immediately after I made planetfall. The insect-like species that nested near my new colony seemed like simple adversaries, and I quickly mistook them for the barbarians of past Civ games. They were far, far worse.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:57 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-beyond-earth-hands-on-aliens-ate-my-colony/2K GamesCivilization: Beyond EarthFeaturedFiraxisHands OnPreviewsSid Meyer's Civilization: Beyond EarthstrategyInvisible, Inc. review (Early Access)http://www.pcgamer.com/invisible-inc-review-early-access/Invisible, Inc. proves that the logic of stealth games fits turn-based strategy conventions very well, even if it's a little...Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:10:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/invisible-inc-review-early-access/Early Access reviewInvisible Inc.ReviewsChess 2: The Sequel reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/chess-2-the-sequel-review/You've seen specialty chess sets before: maybe a Civil War set, where the pieces are soldiers, or a Star Wars set with Darth...Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:13:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/chess-2-the-sequel-review/boardgameChess 2: The SequelReviewsWarface reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/warface-review/Do you remember that bit in Call of Duty? You know the one I mean. You were a guy—a war guy—and you ran around...Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/warface-review/CrytekFeaturedFPSFreeFree To PlayReviewsWarfaceLichdom: Battlemage reviewhttp://www.pcgamer.com/lichdom-battlemage-review/I’m staring into a vast desert. The subterranean streets and ice canyons from earlier levels are gone, along with...Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:34:00 +0000http://www.pcgamer.com/lichdom-battlemage-review/Lichdom: BattlemageReviewsRPG