PC Gamer's best features of 2017 explored everything from how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are hurting gamers, to the Skyrim sex modding community where almost no taboo is off limits. It goes without saying that we're proud of the longform work we produced this year, however 2017 also brought with it a bucket-load of entertaining news stories.
Net neutrality, for example, caused a stir in the US recently—while Belgium declared loot boxes gambling on the opposite side of the pond. Newcomer PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made the headlines on more than one occasion, whereas old heads Terraria and Grand Theft Auto 5 proved their enduring relevance by popping up throughout the year.
With 2018 almost upon us, here's a look back at PC Gamer's ten most read news stories from January through December, 2017.
A leaked video shows Ajit Pai, the FCC chair, joking about being a Verizon plant.
Most likely due to the long-standing success of GTA Online, people still want to know if their setup can handle the fifth main series Grand Theft Auto.
Official multiplayer support is due next year, however buddy up now with this nifty mod.
Belgium's Gaming Commission investigates the legalities of loot box gambling.
PUBG developer Bluehole/PUBG Corp says its game was used to promote battle royale 'em up Fortnite "without [their] knowledge".
Popular PUBG streamer Dr. DisRespect gets banned for intentionally killing a teammate.
PUBG encounters thrifty idlers.
The patch that added 4K support, zoom sliders, and new languages.
One of Twitch's biggest personalities is taking time off to focus on his family.
You're a dirty lot, you are. Fun fact: Badgers composer Mr. Weebl created a song about the slider following Chris' tweets about the above.
And so onto 2018. See you all on the other side!