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What makes a great videogame villain?

This article was originally published in PC Gamer issue 301. For more quality articles about all things PC gaming, you can subscribe now in the UK and the US.  More than any other artform, gaming is defined by antagonism. From the earliest arcade machines to the most extravagant FPS, pitching the player against an external threat has been one of the industry’s foundational elements. A

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| 2/20/17 in PC Gamer
Why I love watching my hands in first-person games

If you're playing a first-person game in 2017 your character probably has hands. Let's not take this for granted; in Half-Life 2 we picked up cups and threw them at combine soldiers using magic. Hands in first-person games are great. They can gesture, hesitate, declare intent, swear, punch—all the videogame things. They affect the world and communicate at the same time. I want to

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| 1/25/17 in PC Gamer
The best vents in PC gaming

Now that our game of the year awards are out of the way, we can get to the serious stuff: ventilation shafts. They’re a pillar of modern game design, shunting players from one level to the next, telling spy wannabes that a square aluminum tunnel is all espionage requires, and giving the hunted a temporary haven from their mouth-breathing pursuers. The most iconic protagonists in PC gaming

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| 1/5/17 in PC Gamer
Why I love the low-fi tech of Alien: Isolation

 A lot of 1970s science fiction has aged badly, but Alien hasn’t. This is down to several factors, including director Ridley Scott’s insistence on realism over flashy effects, and the practical, industrial designs of concept artist Ron Cobb. In the Alien universe, space travel is not glamorous or exciting; it’s completely matter-of-fact. The crew of the Nostromo aren

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| 1/4/17 in PC Gamer
The best stealth games on PC

We’ve been playing stealth games for decades now, infiltrating military bases undetected, choking henchmen from behind and packing ventilation shafts with their naked unconscious bodies. But making sneaking fun isn’t easy. Full spatial awareness, how to communicate your visibility, and reliability of tools and AI behaviors are a hard thing to pin down. Luckily, these games pull it o

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| 12/13/16 in PC Gamer
Have You Played Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. You probably haven t and you probably shouldn t. A year before the world finally got the Alien game it deserved with Alien: Isolation, the burning wheely bin known as Aliens: Colonial Marines was dragged into public view and stank out the industry with countless bugs, terrible

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| 12/6/16 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Alien: Isolation studio's Franco Jam returns this weekend

The Creative Assembly's third annual Franco Jam is set to run this weekend a 48 hour game jam in memory of the late Simon Franco who sadly passed away in 2014. Franco worked at the studio for 10 years as a programmer on a number of Total War games, and as a senior programmer on the esteemed horror survival game Alien: Isolation. "Creative Assembly s annual charity Game Jam, Franco Jam ,

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| 11/10/16 in PC Gamer
Alien: Isolation's lost intro sequence

Almost two years after it was released, Alien: Isolation still has secrets left to spill. Web developer and modder Matt Filer — whose work we've featured on PC Gamer before — has discovered a huge amount of unused dialogue hidden in the game's files. You can download the whole script here. It's a long read, and not strictly canon, but reveals a lot of extra information about Sevastopol, Ripl

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| 9/6/16 in PC Gamer
Alien: Isolation 4K gallery

Two years later, I'm still playing Alien: Isolation. The Creative Assembly's homage to Ridley Scott's 1979 classic is a great horror game, but it's the urge to revisit Sevastopol and the Nostromo, and soak up that chunky retro-futuristic aesthetic, that always lures me back.For someone as obsessed with the production design of the movie as I am, the opportunity to explore a painstakingly authentic

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| 7/26/16 in PC Gamer
Daily Deal - Alien: Isolation Aliens Franchise, 75% Off

Today's Deal: Save 75% on Alien: Isolation & Aliens Franchise!*Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time

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| 4/26/16 in Announcement
They re Coming Outta The Goddamn Balls!

Before my parents abandoned hope of me not growing up a degenerate and allowed me to watch murdermovies, I was fascinated by the local swimming pool's Aliens arcade cabinet and Terminator 2 pinball table – Cool Things I couldn't have. Ooh, the hours I spent watching bigger kids play or waggling the joystick as demo as I pretended to play the demo! This… isn't quite going where I wante

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| 4/13/16 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Oh: No Mortal Kombat X Alien DLC On PC

There was much confused rejoicing earlier this month at news that the honest-to-God Alien (and also Leatherface, but whatever) was becoming a fighter in Mortal Kombat X [official site], but now there is even more confused snarling. It turns out that only the konsole I'm so sorry, console versions of the game will be receiving the Kombat Pack 2 DLC which contains the new chaps. The PC will also be

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| 1/21/16 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
How Do Alien Isolation s Lockers Work?

This is the first entry in a new column called The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. It's about the sweat, grease and genius behind the little things that make games special. Alien: Isolation is an AI-driven science-fiction horror game featuring, for the most part, a

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| 12/18/15 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
What Makes A Videogame House A Videogame Home?

Oh boy, am I conflicted. Fallout 4's main plotline requires that I do this thing and as far as things go, it's a pretty major thing and a major thing that you'd expect someone with the maternal instinct of my character Halle to crack on with straight away. The trouble is, rather than doing this major thing, for at least an hour now, she, and when I say 'she , I mean I , have been poking a

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| 11/30/15 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
The 10 Best Games Based On Movies

I had twin criteria for this. The first was 'is it a decent game?' and the second 'does it meaningfully evoke the spirit, themes or characters of the movie in addition to having Quite Good Guns And Graphics?' The second saw quite a few games which would otherwise qualify ruled out. This year's Mad Max, for instance, was an agreeable murder-romp but it's much harder to argue that it nails the des

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| 11/27/15 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun