A vast horde of PC gamers are hungry for the harsh and harrowing worlds of survival games. As the current leader of this open-world phenomenon, DayZ is the star of our latest issue. Chris broke out his best tin opener, tracked down Dean Hall, and talked about the what the future holds for his zombie and bandit survive-'em-up. A vast hordes of the internet were also hungry for the bloodied bodies of PC Gamer. The epic livestream of murder and betrayal is documented in our DayZ diary.
That's not all. If you're looking for some power fantasy to pierce through the bleak post-apocalypse, we're giving away a
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This month we...
Interview Dean Hall about the future of DayZ
Travel the Road to Green Mountain in our dramatic DayZ diary
Talk to Valve about their Steam Machines
Ask if Early Access is good for games
Preview Evolve, Rust, Infinite Crises, The Elder Scolls Online, Invisible Inc, Entropy and Next Car Game
Turn the judgement laser on Broken Age, The Walking Dead, The Banner Saga, Nidhogg, Metal Gear Rising, Might & Magic X: Legacy, Samurai Gunn, Assassin's Creeed: Liberation HD, DayZ, Starbound, Black Flag's Freedom Cry DLC and Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
Bring headsets to the Hardware Supertest
Take another look at Battlefield 4 after the patches
Revisit Bully: Scholarship Edition