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Mafia II preview: chilling violence

It’s cold in Empire Bay. The Second World War still rages over the sea, but for now, Vito Scaletta is back home. Having joined the army to avoid jail-time for his youthful misdemeanours, Vito is well-versed in bullet-dodging. Fortunate, that, because gunfights are an occupational hazard in his post-war line of work.

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10 new Mafia II screenshots

Mafia II is shaping up to be the cars & cops crime-em-up I'm most looking forward to this year. It's got style, sophistication, and provided you don't turn into Niko Bellic, the cops will try to pull you over and will even write you a ticket for running a red light. Excuse me, I've got to go salivate over these new screens.

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Mafia 2 review

The chronic oversaturation of the mafia in our international media has taught us much. Mafia II is an attempt to chronicle these teachings in game form. Fact number one: mafia men do lots of killing. Fact number two: they like suits. Fact number three: mafiosa don’t call each other mafiosa; they use the term ‘wiseguys’. I’ve cross-referenced facts one and two with Mafia II, and they’re definitely right – a lot of killing and a lot of suits. Fact number three isn’t. ‘Wiseguys’, with its implied streetsmarts and cunning, doesn’t fit Mafia II’s mobsters. It certainly doesn’t fit the mid-level gangster the game asked me to tail early in its middle act, who didn’t have the presence of mind to check his rearview mirror as he drove away from a literal hatchet job. Had that guy done so, he’d have seen Sicilian-born WWII veteran and new-boy mobster Vito Scaletta about 20 feet behind, dressed in a red and white cod- Hawaiian shirt, driving a hot pink corvette with ‘BUMS12’ proudly displayed on the numberplate. That guy was not very wise.

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Reinstall: Mafia: City Of Lost Heaven

Reinstall invites you to join us in revisiting classics of PC gaming days gone by. This week, editor Sam Roberts revisits Mafia: City Of Lost Heaven. Both Mafia games share one thing that I’d totally forgotten until I reinstalled the original: they both challenge you with mundane tasks before the fun kicks in. In Mafia II, you stack crates in a van for as long as you can stand it. In City of Lost Heaven, you go through five horrendous taxi fares in Tommy Angelo’s pathetically slow car before you sack it off and enter a world of organised crime.

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Win Half-Life 2: Episode 29!

Attention PC gamers! We’ve got a giveaway so momentous that it stands to eclipse epochal moments in history going all the way back to the discovery of fire by an unfortunate troglodyte in a lightning storm about one and a half million years ago. In fact, it’s so spectacularly massive that it may create a singularity unimagined by even Stephen Hawking at his most fanciful after a fifth of bourbon. What could be so huge? How about this: a magical Steam code that will grant you free, permanent access to Valve’s entire catalog—which includes some of the finest PC games ever made—and every game Valve ever will make. That’s right: you can win Portal 2, Dota 2 and even Half-Life 2: Episode 3.* It’s the prize that keeps on giving, year after year! But wait, that’s not all! Click through to see what else, and how to win it! Update: Winners have been drawn, and notifications are going out. We'll post the list of winners soon!Update 2: Winners posted!

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GAME suddenly have a download service

GAME, the high street retailer whose name must be SHOUTED because of the CAPS, have launched a download service called GAME Downloader. They're selling Mafia II on it. Wait, what? You don't have to go into a shop, or put on trousers, or anything? Watch out Steam! Your days are nu- oh, you still need Steam to play Mafia 2 anyway.

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PC Gamer wants to clothe your entire family! [US only]

UPDATE: The 30 winners have been selected and contacted! Go check your e-mail and see if you'll finally be able to clothe yourself. But be warned: once you put on these items of clothing... THEY DON'T COME OFF. Thanks to everyone that entered! Times are tough. The economic turmoils of late have cost some people their homes, their jobs and even the shirts off their backs! Well, PC Gamer is here to right this wrong and bring a little more justice into this cruel, cruel world like an unstoppable superhero made of pure gaming bliss. This weekend, we'll be opening our cargo holds to give away 30 articles of clothing--all of which have been conveniently branded with different videogames' or developers' logos and artwork by the PR contacts that distributed them to us. While their fashion value may sometimes be questionable, their ability to cover your body and advertise your gaming inclination to the world is unquestionable.

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Weekend Game Deals - Gimme a Quake

This week: at least three retailers (including Steam and GameStop) discount their Bethesda catalogs in the wake of QuakeCon, Get Games joins the list with its Take 2 and Batman sales, and Amazon sticks to its usual crop of discounts. See all of this weekend's deals inside!

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Weekend Game Deals - September 21, 2012

Amazon has 10% off Borderlands 2 - it's not a lot, but it did just release - and a more substantial 40% off The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, Saints Row: The Third is 66% off on Steam and free to play this weekend, the Tribes: Ascend Starter Pack is only $7.49 at GameStop, and Green Man Gaming continues to give out 25% off vouchers (it matches Amazon's Borderlands 2 deal, too). Much more after the break.

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Free games for the long weekend [Giveaway]

Those of us in the United States have a three-day weekend coming up, and this isn't one of those "family" holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. This is boring ol' Labor Day, which, for gamers, means that we're looking at a solid 72 hours of prime gaming time. But what about the gamer whose gaming collection has run low? How will they possibly fill the long weekend without new games to play? Don't worry, as always, PC Gamer's got your back. Here's our roundup of games with free-to-play weekends, open betas, or recently launched free-to-play games to keep you interested. And if that's not enough, we're giving away five retail games to keep you gaming all weekend long and beyond!

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Sixteen PC games that dominated E3

Another year, another E3 gone by. It's the perfect time to take stock of the great games we've seen, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted over the last three days. Here are the sixteen games that stood out for us, and what we said about them.

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Weekend Game Deals - August 10, 2012

This weekend, Steam is putting Nexuiz into homes at $2.50, GamersGate's Summer Sale is on (and it's big), GameFly is on a cheap shooter kick, and Get Games continues to send off copies of Civilization V for $8.99. Many more deals of the weekend game variety below! Also, tell us what you're playing this weekend in the comments, because sharing is fun.

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PC Gamer Top 100

For reference, here's our list of the 100 games we think rule over all other PC games.

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The Darkness 2 review

Four arms: it was so obvious. It must be galling for other shooter developers. They’ve spent decades since Doom trying to work out ways to innovate on the FPS model, to make shooting people feel fresh and interesting again. They’ve tried vast open worlds and they’ve tried hurling Hollywood-size production values at projects, but the Darkness II manages it by just giving anti-hero Jackie Estacado four arms. Well. Technically he only has two arms. These are his normal limbs, functioning as arms do in games where arms are only necessary to hold guns and occasionally fire them at swarms of enemies. He also has two demonic snake-tentacles.

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