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An ode to PC gaming

We put an absurd amount of time and effort into organizing the PC Gaming Show for E3 back in 2015, and one of the things we decided early on is that we needed a ludicrous, over-the-top video to open the event. We needed something that immediately set the tone for PC gaming's first-ever format E3 presence, something that expressed our pride for the platform but also reflected that PC gamers can poke fun at themselves.

We had a ton of fun assembling this intro video, learning along the way just much effort goes into shooting and editing something high-concept that's so tightly synchronized with music. We'd be remiss to not share it on its own, partly because I think it makes a pretty playful bit of PC gaming propaganda.

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.