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PCPP#206 is nothing short of epic. We chat with The Creative Assembly and return with exclusive info on why Rome II will be Total War's grandest strategy game yet.
We also quiz Bethesda about taking The Elder Scrolls Online to the MMO world, get behind the controls of hotly-anticipated mech combat game Hawken, and chat to the creator of DayZ about crafting the best zombie apocalypse on PC.
Speaking of the best PC games, The Top 100 makes its annual return this issue. Some big changes this year will have you laughing, crying, raging, and nodding sagely in agreement.
From the best games to some of the biggest, we review The Secret World, a double-shot of 4X goodness with Endless Space and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the indie adventure Gemini Rue follow-up Resonance, the deceptively clever shooter Spec Ops: The Line, the dimension-jumping puzzler from Portal creator Kim Swift Quantum Conundrum, and more!
Big things are happening in tech, too, as we take you through the show floor of Computex 2012. Get a sneak peek at the future of PC hardware. Plus, the fastest single-GPU video card reviewed: the Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition, along with the ASUS Maximus V Extreme mobo, a $25,000 4K projector, the ultimate PC gaming network solution, and more!
On the disc are 7 massive demos: Spec Ops: The Line, Sniper Elite V2, Xenonauts, Warlock: Master of the Arcane, DIRT Showdown, Resonance, and an impressive alpha version of a Minecraft-meets-Halo shooter StarForge.
Want more from your magazine? We chat to Tex Murphy's creators about the Kickstarter future of the series, get hands-on with the biggest map in Battlefield history, explore the FPS's new obsession with the morality of pulling the trigger, investigate the latest MOBA competitor SMITE, appraise the modern resurgence of the Roguelike, and much, much more!
PCPP#206. Sandals not included.