Monthly Archives: October 2010

December’s best free PC games

I’ve just taken down my Christmas tree. This means that the festive period is officially over. I’ve eaten turkeys and pigs, and turkeys wrapped in pigs, and pigs wrapped in pigs. I hope there aren’t any pigs reading. What this … Read the rest of this entry

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Wings of Prey – PC Gamer UK’s Simulation Of The Year

With its breathtaking terrain and heart-stopping battles, this air combat sim is flying high. We waggle our wingtips at Wings Of Prey. A much-loved PC combat flight sim is ported to consoles and gets utterly trashed in the process. PC … Read the rest of this entry

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Total War: Shogun 2 system requirements revealed

The Creative Assembly have just released the system specs for Total War: Shogun 2. Read on to find out if Shogun II: Total War will run on your PC. Minimum Specs (Required for playing Total War: Shogun 2): 2 GHz … Read the rest of this entry

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The Minecraft Rube Goldberg machine

There are few things more satisfying than a massive chain reaction ending in an explosion. A creation by Minecraft player called Daniel looks to have taken the crown of best Rube Goldberg machine away from the one hidden in Fallout … Read the rest of this entry

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Constant net connection no longer required for Ubisoft games

It looks like DRM checks on games such as Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction have been changed for the better. The controversial DRM system was launched earlier this year with Settlers 7, and required players to be permanently … Read the rest of this entry

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Football Manager dev awarded O.B.E. by the Queen

Studio Director of Sports Interactive, the studio behind the stellar Football Manager series, has been awarded an OBE by the Queen in the latest round of honours awards. In full, O.B.E. stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order of … Read the rest of this entry

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PCG Pulsing on your smartphone

Remember a little while back when PC Gamer was a featured source for popular mobile news reader app Pulse? Turns out we were such a hit that Pulse has created a full gaming channel. To read PC Gamer through Pulse, download the … Read the rest of this entry

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PC gamers have won the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam battle for Hastings

What’s the best word for this? “Pwned?” “Obliterated,” perhaps. Let’s just go with “destroyed”. PC gamers have destroyed the console based opposition to take first place and unlock the hidden fifth map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. The map … Read the rest of this entry

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Crap Shoot: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Richard Cobbett takes a break from bad adventure games in favour of a trip to the bar where everyone knows your name… because they’re telepaths, aliens, and crazy people from the future. Finding a nice surprise in a bargain bin … Read the rest of this entry

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What Shogun II can learn from the original Shogun: Total War

At 9.40 this morning, one of my geisha entered the quarters of rebel general Homma Katsunaga. By 9.43 Katsunaga was hanging from a rafter by a lute string, and I was one mouse-click away from ruling all sixty provinces of … Read the rest of this entry

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