This week, PCG Little League team captain Evan's letting the fans do the talking, with Chris, Tyler, Gavin and Lucas also on the roster for listener question overtime. Besides a rundown of the latest releases that are worth your attention, we do our best to answer the queries phoned in by our beloved listeners. Also: learn of the imminent super-villain origin story which Evan set in motion one fateful year ago.
PC Gamer US Podcast 305: Community Extravaganza
The Game of the Year awards 2011 have come and gone, and we thought we'd take an hour (or two) to break down our decision-making process. For those of you questioning reality and the fabric of life itself after seeing our choices, we're here to help. Chris Antista has channeled the demon spirits of the Internet Zeitgeist, joined by Evan, Josh, Lucas, and Gavin, as they explain the thought process behind each and every selection. No punches are pulled in this marathon of elucidation—whether you gave our selections a thumbs up or the bird, this is definitely worth a listen.
PC Gamer US Podcast 304: Justified
This week, Lucas carries out the cult rituals of the PCG tribe with Evan, Josh, Tyler, and Gavin as they seek the answers within to the most pressing of questions. What game determined their path through life? What is their deepest, darkest PC gaming passion? How do they nourish themselves whilst gaming like champions? And who, pray tell, participated in a LAN for a whopping 52 straight hours?! Don your cabalistic cloaks and join us in this inward-looking ceremony.
PC Gamer US Podcast 303: 52 Hours
This week, Lt. Logan, Chris #1 and Chris #2, and intern soldiers Greg and Gavin hunkered down in the PCG compound to prepare for all-out war on crappy legislation. Gavin gives us the scoop on the new TOR flashpoint, Kaon Under Siege, Greg patents his ingenious idea for 3D printers, and Logan lights a torch and passes out pitchforks around the office in preparation to take down SOPA.
PC Gamer US Podcast 301: Drop the SOPA
What is Catfantastic? CATFANTASTIC IS MEOW! Run with Evan, Josh, Tyler, two Chrises and hostmaster Logan Decker as they navigate a gauntlet of incredibly cruel trivia, electroshock therapy, and a blackhole of math and fairness for the epic 300th episode of the PC Gamer US Podcast!
PC Gamer US Podcast 300: ELECTROCATFANTASTIC
You've read the review, now build the best character, find the dev team's favorite items, survive your first PvP encounter, and get the most out of Star Wars: The Old Republic with our enormous 10-page launch guide and behind-the-scenes coverage. Then bury your nose deeper into the February 2012 issue of PC Gamer US for previews of 2012's biggest games, including Diablo III, BioShock Infinite, Guild Wars 2 (which may just change everything we know about MMOs), Mass Effect 3, and more, as well as an all-star lineup of reviews, including Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
You can find it all and more on newstands now! Or, if your house is surrounded by small rabid beasts which have somehow made it clear that only your flesh can satiate their voracious appetites, you may want to stay inside and check us out on Coverleaf.com and Apple Newsstand.
We ask the big questions, point-blank: was 2011 PC gaming's best year ever? To find out, Evan leads Tyler, Antista, Greg, and Lucas on a journey of self-discovery, as they look at the best gaming years past, what we're loving now, and what we have to look forward to in the near future. It's a magical journey of nostalgic tear-shedding, forward-thinking futurism, and intern mockery. Peer into our crystal monitors as we divine which year of PC games we look back on most fondly.
PC Gamer US Podcast 298: Simply The Best
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just the January 2012 issue of PC Gamer US? This issue's molten center features the exclusive reveal of The Secret World's Hell Dimension with a whopping eight pages of insight into the paranormal MMO, its character builds, quests, 500-ability Skill Hive, large-scale PvP system, and more. And when you're done soaking in the horrors of Funcom's underworld, you can dig into our take on WoW's Mists of Pandaria expansion, a story from inside the WoW Arena, an in-depth Star Wars: The Old Republic preview, and a look at the best entries in the 2012 Independent Games Festival. Then get the verdicts on two high-profile three-quels, Battlefield 3 and Saint's Row: The Third, alongside a bevy of other reviews for gems like City of Heroes: Freedom and Might & Magic Heroes VI.
It's all on newsstands now! Or, if you're under house arrest, we’re also available on Coverleaf.com and Apple Newsstand.
It's the biggest PC gaming week of the year, and we've got a big podcast to go along with it. Join Dan, Greg, Chris, Tyler, and Evan as we bring you our impressions from the unspoiled frontier of Skyrim, and loads of anecdotes from our travels (as spolier-free as we can make it). We also touch on the monster that is Modern Warfare 3 and the overshadowed LA Noire.
PC Gamer US Podcast 294: Giants are strong
Skyrim. The very name makes all other roleplaying games tremble in fear. But not PC Gamer—we charged into Bethesda's breathtaking new game world without regard for personal safety. We emerged hours later with a sacred tome containing the tales of our adventures therein, which we now present to you in the form of this month's cover story.
Once you've read and reread the Skyrim feature, be sure to check out the 50 things you need to know about the free-to-play MMO shooter Firefall. We've also got a preview on Gearbox's gorgeous-looking Borderlands 2, in-depth insight into PlanetSide 2, and the review of Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Also, see which mouse tied the highest review score ever. This, fellow PC gamers, is sexy hardware at its best.
Killing in the name of! That's how every PC Gamer podcast would start if Chris and Lucas were the only participants. As it stands, we have Gavin in the lead this week with Chris, Dan, Evan, and Lucas in tow, discussing their experiences thus far with Rage, our TF2 Killer Exclusive, the glory that is orc genocide in Orcs Must Die!, and Neverwinter MMO heartbreak. And when Evan calls a Truthiness and Falsity question "a good one," you know it must be excellent: does playing defense suck?
PC Gamer US Podcast 290: Rage Against My Machine
PC Gamer Digital is a go, and as the rest of the staff skips with glee throughout the office, Lucas, Evan, Dan, Chris, and Greg take to the recording studio to make good on their ancient podcasting pact. This week, we're talking PCG Digital, even more LoL: Dominion ownage, the Battlefield 3 beta, TOR's release date, and more. And get on your earmuffs, kiddies: Evan's channeling his inner sailor this week.
PC Gamer US Podcast 289: Mechs-ico
Slowly but surely, the intern takeover/revolution is beginning. Join us as Gavin leads Dan, Evan, Lucas, and newcomer intern Greg into battle, discussing their impressions of Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, Dead Island, Hard Reset, and the trials and tribulations of proximity mines in Goldeneye: Source. We also (attempt to) answer the age-old question: do unlocks in multiplayer FPS games enhance or encumber our experience?
PC Gamer US Podcast 287: SMAZ (Space Marines and Zombies)
Sometimes, only a classic documentary about the resurrection of dinosaurs can help you explain your thoughts. Join us for this week's velociraptor-themed podcast, with special guest Ian Hardingham of Mode 7 games, makers of the excellent strategic-warfare-meets-Counter-Strike Frozen Synapse. Share in the delightful recollections of our favorite games and quirkiest surprises from PAX Prime 2011, including in-depth discussions on the PC Gaming Press Conference, Tribes: Ascend, League of Legends: Dominion, Warp, and more. Also: effortless Jurassic Park metaphors.
PC Gamer US Podcast 286: Jurassic Remark
Do you know the PCG editors' deepest, darkest secrets? You may not find out about figurative/literal skeletons in the closets in this week's podcast, but you will get a heap of podcasting tomfoolery with Chris, Evan, Dan, and Lucas. Get to know the editors' hobbies, what they think of Battlefield 3, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and what they sound like when they're podcasting on film.
PC Gamer US Podcast 285: Good To Know
You're tuned into 133.7, Radio PCGP, on this fine Sunday afternoon. I'm your soft-spoken host Tyler Wilde, comin' at you with the smoooooth sounds of topical game discussion. This week, I'm joined by guests Evan, Andy, and Lucas as we take your ears on a magical journey of podcasting perfection. We're talkin' about League of Legends, Unreal Tournament, female Shepards, and Street Fighter blood feuds. Come join us, won't you?
PC Gamer US Podcast 282: Neurotransmitters
On this seminal episode of the PCGP, Evan and Logan explain their criticism of Kotaku's recent esports "coverage" (recently rebutted by our own Rich McCormick), which leads us to a broader, meaningful discussion about the state of esports and the inescapable supernova known as free-to-play (or is it?). We also ask: are unmoddable games proper PC games? How stable is a hat-based economy? What's the best Civ game? Would Harry Caray make a good StarCraft commentator?
PC Gamer US Podcast 279: PCG for President
At PC Gamer, we're all about giving. Our July 2011 issue just hit newsstands with a generous look at Mass Effect 3: who's back, why it matters, and what the skinny is on those silly Reapers. Further in, Chris braved the frosty summits of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and lived to tell write eight pages about it—no dragon was left unturned, despite Chris' pet peeve of being drenched in molten liquid-fire breath. As if that weren't enough, we've got tons of content just waiting to be fervidly read in the latest issue. Come get a sneak peek of what Issue 215 has in store.
This week, Head Intern [sic] Anthony assembles a team consisting of Lucas, Chris and PCG's newest editor, Tyler Wilde (formerly of GamesRadar) to stop the Reapers and save the Galaxy. But first, they must discuss the topics of the week that was. Stories include Modern Warfare 3, League of Legends' new Tribunal system, Age of Conan going free-to-play, the announcement of Ghost Recon Online, Windows 8 and Duke Nukem Forever finally going gold. We also do a round of Truthiness and Falsity, answer your questions and say our goodbyes to Anthony.
PC Gamer US Podcast 274: Hello Tyler. Goodbye Anthony.