I don’t normally post about the magazine here, but the latest issue of PC Gamer is something special. Here’s the cover:
For a start, there’s a small picture of me on the cover, in the lower right. “Cover model” is totally on my CV now.
This issue of PC Gamer is especially great because it’s the first without the coverdisc. I was Disc Editor when I first joined the magazine, producing two CDs and a DVD every month, and I second Tom’s sentiments when I say that I am glad that it is now gone. There are two great advantages: we’re no longer sealed in a plastic bag on shop shelves, and we now have more pages.
Having so many pages suddenly frees us up to do a lot of big, silly, fun things we normally wouldn’t have space for. This month, that’s produced a ludicrous amount of great writing: Tom’s Skyrim diary and interview with Todd Howard, Owen’s interview with Gabe Newell, Craig’s huge feature on Firefall, large previews on Planetside 2, World of Warplanes and half a dozen others, the Making of Shogun: Total War, a free and exclusive TF2 hat and lots, lots, lots more. It is probably the best issue of PC Gamer I’ve ever worked on.
My favourite piece is the entire team playing Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator together, which is why I’m dressed as a Vulcan on the cover. It’s a multiplayer game where everyone controls a computer terminal on the bridge of a Star Trek-style spaceship, and everyone should make their friends play it with them immediately.
You can buy the magazine on shop shelves and from Apple’s new Newsstand, where it was very briefly the top grossing magazine. It’s now about 12th, which is still great. Buy it buy buy it buy it.