Magazine- Gaming: October 2021 issue of the PC Gamer magazine in detail discussion on its way to newsstand

October 2021 issue of the PC Gamer magazine is on its way to the newsstand.

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Are you ready for the latest issue of PC Gamer? You’d better be, because it’ll be arriving with you soon, and we can’t wait to tell you what’s inside.

This month we’ve gone direct to Valve HQ to go hands-on with the Steam Deck. If the company’s pitch is to be believed, it could be a handheld revolution, letting you dip into your existing Steam library wherever you are. But can the hardware truly live up to that promise? Across our huge cover feature we interrogate that question from every angle – as well as collecting absolutely everything you need to know about the device, offering our expert analysis and opinion, and grilling the developers themselves. Is it worth the money? Can it compete with Switch? Could it be a godsend for emulation? You’ll find out inside.

Over in previews, we’ve taken a look at some of the biggest games on the horizon. We’ve been hands-on with Far Cry 6, trying to find out what new twists it brings to the formula; investigated Call of Duty: Vanguard, the series’ return to WWII – or, actually, just after; had our first peek at the new, rebooted Saints Row and how it’s updating the chaos and humour of the series; chatted to the developers of Guardians of the Galaxy about its unique approach to the beloved heroes; and stepped into a world where humans and dinosaurs live side-by-side (until the T. rex gets hungry) in Jurassic World Evolution 2.

It can’t all be about looking to the future though, can it? We’ve also delved into the past this issue with a look at how Dungeons & Dragons wielded a surprising influence over such iconic classics as Deus Ex, Doom, and Quake. Across revealing interviews with legendary developers John Romero, Warren Spector, and Bioware co-founder Trent Oster, we discover that the inspiration goes far beyond loot and XP – and also that John Carmack is a seriously brutal DM.

All that, plus all the usual good stuff you’ve come to expect from the best games magazine around – the month’s biggest games reviewed, expert hardware guides, loads of regular features, and much more.
Enjoy your issue!

Robin Valentine
Editor, PC Gamer

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