Do you replay games if you don’t get the ‘best’ ending? Batman broods

PCG Q&A here. Some highlights: – What turns a dungeon into a fun-geon? – Who did you romance in Mass Effect? – Have you ever injured yourself building a PC? Sometimes you have to replay part...

10 years later, the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy still haunts gaming culture

end of 2019 for Kotaku. He noted that "player choice" is a bit of an oxymoron. It doesn't matter how much rope a studio concedes to the player over the course of a game story; the...

It’s weird that Mass Effect 3 was the game that really made loot boxes mainstream Mass Effect 3 multiplayer: Resurgence

in BioShock 2, and Mass Effect 3's co-op, which you could play to up your "galactic readiness" for the campaign's big finale. Mass Effect 3's multiplayer was, in concept, a transparent attempt to stretch out the...

PC gaming’s greatest stories Best story games

Planescape: Torment review Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment) Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Obsidian Entertainment / 2018 This seafaring fantasy RPG is set in the mysterious Deadfire archipelago, a chain of islands...

The story of Irrational, the studio that shut down to rediscover its roots Borderlands: The Pre-sequel

PC Gamer magazine issue 354, as part of our 'DNA Tracing' series, where every month we delve into the lineages behind iconic games and studios.  Why choose the name Irrational? Because, although it would one day...

The best game design programs, ranked by the Princeton Review 2021 Students in a gaming conference

princetonreview.com/game-design  Whether you’re taking your first steps or refining your skills, there’s a game design program for anyone. Check out the 50 best undergraduate and 25 best graduate programs out there. The top 50 best game...

The best FPS games Half-Life: Alyx

Steam, GOG One of our highest-rated shooters of 2018, Dusk is a riff on classic FPS games, with clear influences from Quake, Doom and Half-Life. If you worried first-person shooters had gotten too slow since the...

Five game mechanics legally protected by the companies that made them Thane from Mass Effect.

Shadow of Mordor an 85% game back in 2014. That six year gulf gives you an idea of how protracted a process patenting typically is. For years now, Warner Bros will have been going back and...

What videogame outfit would you wear in real life? Adam Jensen, backed by a lot of yellow

PCG Q&A here. Some highlights: – What game would you put in a time capsule for future generations? – What's the last game that felt truly next-gen to you? – What's your dream Star Wars game?...

Everything we know about Atomic Heart Atomic Heart RTX trailer

disturbing, explosive trailer in May 2018. Developer Mundfish has been off and on about sharing the game since then, but we're encouraged by how good it looks every time a new video arrives. It's still one...