Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.
news Enshrouded is part Zelda, part Valheim, and has some seriously impressive base-building tools.
Shrimply the best Dive for fish by day, run a sushi restaurant by night, and get swept up in adventure in your free time.
Showtime I'm a lifelong cutscene crank, but Dave the Diver's are so good I'm changing my tune.
News Farthest Frontier's next big update introduces spiritual relics that give your city bonuses beyond just citizen happiness.
stacked City builder fans should be happy: there's still a lot to look forward to before the end of this year.
news Population milestones determined when you unlocked services in the original game, but the sequel will be different.
News Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth is the first game to be developed in-house by Annapurna Interactive.
News Pioneers of Pagonia will have co-op play, witches and ghosts, and the possibility of being overrun by werewolves.
News Money will be one element of AI pathfinding—and just like in real life, younger people won't have much of it.
News Bounce around from era to era unlocking new technology and trying to stay alive in Grand Emprise: Time Travel Survival.
News That planet? You can go to it. But that alien dinosaur? You can't ride it. Modders, you've got your first assignments.
moon units At Starfield Direct we saw a ton of Starfield's planets and moons. Here are the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Best of the best Which games "won" the last week? The PC Gamer team's verdict after watching every trailer.
News The black market at Dogtown is the place to buy new types of illegal cyberware, and it all sounds pretty useful.
News We got a look at some of Basim's moves, and I don't think his enemies have a chance. 'Cuz he can teleport?
Close Encounter The Starfield presentation covered a lot of familiar ground, but we got a deeper look at Bethesda's space RPG.
News Stampede: Racing Royale throws 60 players on the same track in elimination-style cart races.
Gimme Space I'll let someone else solve the mysteries of the universe. All I want to do is scan planets, catalog alien creatures, and build a space home.