Who'd have thought that Eastern Europe would be enjoying a videogame vogue that doesn't involve Chernobyl? We've Papers, Please to thank for that, I'll wager. Jalopy has sets its sights on grander things than an immigration booth in Arstotzka, however, as it takes you on a road trip through a procedurally generated Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of capitalism. You'll get to take the wheel of a rusted feat of German engineering at our very own PC Gamer Weekender (opens in new tab) before it ever gets to Steam.
You'll need to keep your tin can of a Laika 601 running as you trundle the countryside, be that through scavenging scrap, trading like an honest schmuck or smuggling goods past border guards. It's like Oregon Trail with carburettors. Ah, capitalism!
When your car has carried you as far as it'll go, you can switch over to Dark Souls 3, Umbrella Corps, Street Fighter V, XCOM 2 or any of the dozens of games we'll have on the show floor. Maybe that's too many games for you—never fear, we'll have hardware masterclasses and the great and good of gaming on-stage too.
The Weekender will be held at London's Old Truman Brewery from March 5-6. You can book your tickets here (opens in new tab), but if somehow you're not convinced yet, here's a bangin' teaser: