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PC takes centre stage in LA during E3 with the PC Gaming Show

April 30th, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

Live Event on June 16 Celebrates the Games, Tech and People Behind PC Gaming’s Golden Age; Cliff Bleszinski, Blizzard Entertainment, Cloud Imperium Games, Dean Hall and Tripwire Interactive to Appear

AMD, Bohemia Interactive and Digital Storm to Sponsor

LOS ANGELES — April 23, 2015 — “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer,” a first-of-its-kind event for developers, publishers, hardware companies, press and fans, will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Presented by AMD, organised by PC Gamer, and streamed live in partnership with Twitch from the Belasco Theater, the show will bring the PC gaming community together under one roof for breaking news and perspective from some of the biggest names in the industry. Hosted by Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, the first announced participants of the show include Dean Hall (DayZ), Blizzard Entertainment, Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions) and Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen).

For more information and to register for press access, please visit: www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow.

This is an incredible time for PC gaming, with more powerful and affordable hardware than ever before, thousands of games available through Steam, Origin and other platforms, and millions of viewers regularly watching esports events. The PC Gaming Show is a call to the PC community to come together to celebrate this era, and the innovations that lie ahead.

“At AMD, our focus is on driving gaming innovation in all possible ways. The PC Gaming Show embodies the spirit of innovation, openness and community that’s part of our DNA – delivered by gamers, for gamers,” said Matt Skynner, Corp. VP & General Manager, Computing and Graphics at AMD. “The time is right for a PC-focused event in the week of E3 and we’re honored to be part of bringing the industry together.”

Organised by PC Gamer, with support from Presenting Partner, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), the inaugural PC Gaming Show will see participation from a range of game developers, including Blizzard Entertainment, Bohemia Interactive, Cloud Imperium Games, Tripwire Interactive, Square-Enix, Obsidian Entertainment, Paradox Interactive and Humble Bundle among many others.

“We’re living in a golden age of PC gaming, but unlike other platforms the PC has no format holder, no marketing department, and—until now—no event during E3 week purely devoted to it,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “We think a show like this, which brings together people from every corner of PC gaming to celebrate the exciting things happening, is long overdue. We hope you’ll join us, in person or on stream, to be part of it.

“PC gaming is experiencing an extraordinary growth spurt,” said Shaun Prescott, Australian editor, PC Gamer. “It boasts a creative and passionate player base, and burgeoning technologies like VR will ensure it’s the dominant platform for many years to come. Now is a better time than ever to bolster the global community with a high profile show that showcases what PC gaming is all about.”

About PC Gamer

PC Gamer is the global authority on PC games. For more than 20 years, it has delivered unrivaled coverage, in print and online, of every aspect of PC gaming. Our team of experts brings readers trusted reviews, component testing, strange new mods, under-the-radar indie projects and breaking news around-the-clock from all over the world.

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The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft available now

April 1st, 2015 Posted by News No Comment yet

The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft, Future’s second Minecraft-focused publication, is now on sale. With a newsstand price of $8.95, The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft features 84 pages of news, tutorials and in-depth features on the phenomenally popular building game. Presented by PC Gamer, the bimonthly magazine is available in all good newsagents as well as Big W and Target, among others.

It follows the success of Future’s Ultimate Guide to Minecraft, which rocked newsstands when it released in December 2014.

“We’ve lovingly put together this first issue of the Builder’s Guide as huge fans of the game,” editor Paul Taylor said. “Whether you’re starting out or you’ve been building since Notch threw the first block out into the ether, there’s loads of hints, tips and guides to improve your game.”

Highlights of the debut issue include tutorials on advanced mining and building techniques, a guide to the game’s notoriously tricky Ender Dragon boss fight, as well deep dives on how Microsoft’s forthcoming Hololens technology will influence the game; a collection of outstanding biomes and more. The magazine also features collectible posters and will appeal to fans playing across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Android and iOS.