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PC Gamer UK October issue: Evolve

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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't ask questions.


PC Gamer UK August issue

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Stop tapping out those emails, lay down that furiously scribbling pen and set free your carrier pigeons. The new issue of PC Gamer UK is here. In addition to its rigorous reviews, a bumper-load of percipient E3 previews and in-depth features covering The Sims 4, Battlefield Hardline and Transformers Universe, this issue also contains a free and exclusive Killing Floor 2 in-game jacket. The sustained hordes of blood-gushing zombies will marvel at your style. And then try to eat you.

That's not all! We're also giving readers a free copy of Tidalis, the block-based puzzler from Arcen Games. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features to be found in issue 268.


PC Gamer UK July issue: EVE Valkyrie

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Quick, to the starboard observatory! You'll soon be passing Printopia, where the universe's best magazines are produced. That long stream of delivery ships in the distance? That'll be them exporting the latest issue of PC Gamer. It features EVE: Valkyrie on the cover, which must be a documentary or something, because as I've tried to imply over the course of this paragraph, we're in space now. Oh no, we've hit a wormhole! It's taken us out of this galaxy that's so reminiscent of CCP's upcoming VR shooter, and into a world of high-fantasy and fierce competition. It reminds me a lot of that time the PC Gamer staff had a Hearthstone tournament, which you can also read about in the latest issue of their magazine.

That's not all! This issue, we're giving readers a free Zeus character for Hi-Rez's lane-pusher Smite. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features to be found in issue 267.


PC Gamer UK June issue: Civilization – Beyond Earth

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Discovery... Hope... The future. That's what you'll find in the new issue of PC Gamer UK. Admittedly nothing quite as grandiose as the future of humanity. Instead, we're taking a look at the future of Firaxis, and their recently announced Alpha Centauri successor Civilization: Beyond Earth. Tom Senior journeyed into the unknown, becoming the first person outside the studio to try the sci-fi 4X strategy. You can read his hands-on report exclusively in this issue.

Also in this issue, Andy talks to David Braben about Elite: Dangerous and the return of the space sim, and Chris Schilling takes a look at the new kings of comedy gaming. That's not all. This month, we're giving away two free gifts: a New Player Pack for Warframe, and a light recon tank for War Thunder. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 266.


PC Gamer UK May issue: Heroes of the Storm

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Diablo? Kerrigan? Thrall? This improbable clash of franchises is brought to you by Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's upcoming all-star lane pusher. It's certainly got a recognisable roster, but can Blizzard's first official entry into the genre stand up to existing champions like League of Legends and Dota 2. To find out, we sent Chris to investigate the alpha. He talked to developers, tussled with pros, he returned with a newfound respect for bushes. And a cover feature.

Want more? This issue we investigate the Japanese indie scene, get lost in the creativity of Starbound, and bring another selection of in-depth previews and reviews. We're also giving away the co-op platform adventure game Pid. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 265.


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PC Gamer UK April issue: The Witcher 3

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Look out monsters, Geralt's on the way! He might be a little later than originally planned, but, when he does arrive, he'll be carrying dual-swords, decisive decision making, and the massive, sprawling open world of CD Projekt's most ambitious RPG. To celebrate his eventual appearance, we tasked Sam with bringing us the heads of the game's development team. Instead, he came back with an exhaustive series of interviews. If you think about it, that's even better.

That's not all. Alongside the many features, reviews and previews sandwiched inside, we're also giving away a bundle of exclusive items for Planetside 2. Not only will you get the fearsome NS-44 Commissioner pistol and a 1-day experience booster, but also our personal PC Gamer decal. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 264.


Subscribe to PC Gamer UK and get a Roccat Savu gaming mouse worth £45

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Many people choose to have PC Gamer seared directly into their eyeballs via magical electronic screens. Thanks, we're happy to sear you! But did you also know that every month we tame the world's finest word-beasts and set them to work crafting a tangible tome of a magazine? In each issue you'll find fascinating features, piercing previews, rigorous reviews and more. If you subscribe to PC Gamer UK by direct debit, not only will you get the special subscriber edition of the mag for less than you'd pay in the shops, you'll also receive a Roccat Savu gaming mouse worth £45.


PC Gamer UK March issue: DayZ

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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 free booster item bundle for Dragon's Prophet. Containing expansion slots, Elixers, and potions, the bundle contains £10 worth of bonuses. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 263.


PC Gamer presents: The Ultimate Guide to Indie Games

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Cute, distinctive characters? A penchant for invention? The drive to push gaming in to new, weird and wonderful directions? It must be indie games bumper special, then. We've created a 146-page celebration of everything indie, covering it all from the best, most obscure hidden gems, to the multi-million selling success stories. We'll show you the best things to come out of 2013, and the most exciting games still to come. We'll even save you some money, by rounding up our favourite free indie games of all time.


PC Gamer UK February issue: Alien Isolation

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It's comforting to know that even in the future, the modern pastime of photobombing is alive and well. On this month's cover, Amanda Ripley gets a surprise visit from a familiar face, signalling the return of the Xenomorph as a singular, unstoppable threat. We sent Chris to creep through the halls of Creative Assembly to play their upcoming stealth horror Alien Isolation, and to leap out at developers to extract their precious information. We then move from one alien threat to another: the resonance cascaded corridors of Black Mesa. We've got an exclusive chapter from Robert Yang's upcoming book about the original Half-Life, explaining how all of your favourite moments were secretly a train. No, really.

That's not all. To get you through the cold winter month, we're giving away Company of Heroes 2's Case Blue DLC. Following the German Wehrmacht through their 1942 summer offensive, the DLC mission pack provides a plethora of co-op and solo challenges that would normally cost you £7. The issue, which is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 261.


PC Gamer UK January issue: World of Warplanes

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Tally ho, skipper, we've got a new issue bearing down on your six. This month, it's the airborne acrobatics of World of Warplanes that's soaring toward the cover. We've sent our ace pilots Andy and Ben to give you a full dogfighting masterclass; handing out the best tips, lessons and historical manoeuvres for Wargaming's latest free-to-play battler. Once you're chock-full of aeronautic knowledge, you can take advantage of our gift: a free World of Warplanes starter kit for new accounts, giving 500 in-game gold, 3 days of premium access and a Supermarine Type 224 fighter plane.

And then there's more. We're rolling out the red carpets and stocking up on mini bottles of bubbly, because it's time for our Game of the Year Awards. We've picked out the best the year had to offer, and sprinkled in our own favourites. The issue, which is in shops now, can also be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 261.


PC Gamer US issue #248: EverQuest Next and Landmark (plus beta codes for print readers!)

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SOE wants to change the way you play MMOs—by letting you build them. Our newest issue of PC Gamer US features Tyler's hands-on report on how EverQuest Next Landmark's tools work, what you can build with them, and what it all means for EverQuest Next. Plus, print subscribers and print newsstand readers will get exclusive, one-week access to EverQuest Next Landmark's upcoming closed beta!


PC Gamer UK December issue: 20th anniversary special, featuring the Oculus Rift

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PC Gamer has been finding its way into the hands of PC gaming fans for twenty years now, but why look back when the future is so exciting? The cover line on our anniversary issue mirrors the one that appeared on PC Gamer issue one: "this is the future of PC games". Within, we take a good, long look at the Oculus Rift and speak to developers about the amazing possibilities of the next twenty years of PC gaming.

There's plenty more, of course. You can expect just as much coverage of the best and brightest in PC gaming right now. We venture beyond the borders of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online, explore Ubisoft's ambitious shooter MMO, The Division and give away a load of free stuff, including the Indie Royale Bundle, a free copy of indie shooter, Really Big Sky, exclusive access to the Panzer General Online beta and a free plane for War Thunder. The issue is in shops now, can be ordered through My Favourite Magazines. Digitally, you'll find it on the App Store, Google Play, and Zinio, and you can subscribe to get issues delivered directly to your door. Read on for a look at the subs cover, and a round-up of the features in issue 259.


Subscribe to PC Gamer and get a Speedlink Medusa gaming headset worth £70

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This website isn't the only way to ingest the world's finest writing on PC gaming, you know. Subscribe to PC Gamer's papery incarnation here in the UK, and you'll receive a hefty wad of perspicacious previews, ruminative reviews, fulsome features and more, all conveniently sandwiched between two lustrous covers. And if you sign up by UK direct debit, you'll not only snag the mag for less then you'd pay in the shops, but you'll also get a Speedlink Medusa gaming headset worth £70.


PC Gamer UK November issue: Diablo 3 - Reaper of Souls

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As any Crusader will tell you, you don't take on the hordes of the fallen without the considerable might of a swinging pair of flaming balls. The chap on our cover has a sizeable set, and he's using them to guard a massive feature about Diablo III's first expansion, Reaper of Souls. Tom and Evan teamed up to co-operatively take on Blizzard's new class, and the features and improvements they've got planned for the ARPG's fifth act. Elsewhere in the magazine, you'll find an in-depth look at what's new in Battlefield 4, and see Chris's report on The International 3.

What's more, readers get a free Warframe Starter Pack, worth £5. The issue is available now, via the App Store, Google Play, or Zinio. Alternatively, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door.


PC Gamer presents: PC Hardware, The Ultimate Guide 2014

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Planning to upgrade your rig? Thinking about building a whole new system? We're on the cusp of a new console generation, which is a great time to get your PC in shape. But where do you go for the latest information on the components that will stand the test of time? We've condensed the knowledge of our resident PC experts into this, PC Hardware: The Ultimate Guide 2014. Throughout its 146 pages, you'll find in-depth reviews for every aspect of your PC. Over two hundred products have been judged, ensuring that if you're looking to upgrade, you've got the last word in quality kit. You'll find buyer advice that covers everything from 3D cards, processors and motherboards, through keyboards, mice and headsets, to pre-built systems and laptops. We've also included a complete guide to building a sofa-surfing, next-gen beating, living room PC.


PC Gamer UK October issue: XCOM - Enemy Within

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Who are those mysteriously silhouetted, stoic soldiers above? To find out, we sent a veteran squad of top writers. Only Tom Senior returned, steely-eyed and resolute. He'd seen things, man. Things like XCOM: Enemy Within, the giant expansion Firaxis are researching in their tactical underground bunker. Over a massive six page preview, he'll explain to you how they plan to add more choices, more dangers, and more ways to heroically sacrifice your team in service of the greater good.

That's not all. Richard Cobbett celebrates brutal difficulty with fifteen mods that'll toughen up your games. Chris battles the monster of emotion, as he searches his feelings about The Sims 4. Once recovered, he also tests the very foundations of the MMO, in an extended look at Everquest Next. What's more, readers will get £20 of free Warframe in-game currency. The issue is available now, via the App Store, Google Play, or Zinio. Alternatively, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door.


PC Gamer UK September issue: The Indie Issue

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Confined on the cover of this month's issue, a crim with a dark past, a cold-eyed con, an orange outlaw with a rebellious streak that can't be tamed - it's Prison Architect! This month's issue is devoted to celebrating the wit and inventiveness of indie development in all its many and varied forms. We go inside Introversion to uncover the story behind their prison-building sim, round up the most exciting upcoming indie games, cover 50 fantastic free games that you can play right now and still find space to review the latest releases, go on more adventures in Now Playing, and cover the hottest hardware.

What's more, this month you'll get Introversion's entire back catalogue for free. That's four games worth £12 in total including Uplink, Defcon, Darwinia and Multiwinia. The issue should be with subscribers now, but will hit corporeal and digital shelves on Thursday, where you'll be able to buy it via the App Store, Google Play or Zinio. If you prefer, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door. Read on to discover what else we've trapped within the pages of issue 256.


PC Gamer UK August issue: Thief

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Garrett is back! Yes, there he is, Batmanning his way up a wall on the cover of PC Gamer UK issue 255. Is this Thief a worthy successor to the much-loved originals? Graham slipped on his best thievin' gloves and played Eidos Montreal's new take on the classic robbery sim, and then slipped on his best velvet writing gloves to pen this month's six page cover feature. The soft roar of beleaguered keyboards filled PC Gamer towers this month as the staff united to forge our list of the 100 greatest games of all time. There was controversy, mild mannered discussion, tea-drinking, more discussion, sagely nodding and then a blaze of word-making. Will you agree with the list? Perhaps. But, more importantly, it's sixteen pages of passionate writing celebrating the best games ever made.

That's just a fraction of what's inside the latest issue, of course. We've got loads of previews, reviews, features and tech coverage, which you can find out about below. The issue is available now via the App Store, Google Play or Zinio. If you prefer, you can subscribe to get each issue delivered to your door. This month's issue also comes with a free game, a spiritual successor to Deus Ex, Project Snowblind, worth £4. Read on for a closer look at the cover and a list of what to expect from issue 255.