If you aren’t a subscriber, it’s time for a pilgrimage to the newsstand. Our companion print publication PC Gamer has blessed us with a new installment overflowing with sexiness, including the first available review and demo of Medieval II: Total War. But before you send thousands of your chain-mailed minions into the cinematic chaos of Dark Ages warfare, at least equip them with cow-hurling catapults.
The bloody pantheon stretches onward, with hands-on tales from the dungeons of Neverwinter Nights 2 and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. And Tolkienites, there’s a look at the new Battle for Middle Earth 2 expansion pack, The Rise of the Witch King.
Those who like to orchestrate strategic wide-scale slaughter in a more futuristic setting will gravitate towards the preview of Supreme Commander, which showcases huge Monkey Lord robots that piss lasers. These cybernetic frays are global in scope, and the game is the first RTS to support dual monitors. Assistant Editor Dan Stapleton recounts his victory in a multiplayer fray.
To balance the killing with furry cuteness, there’s time spent with Sims 2: Pets, and... Reservoir Dogs. Hey, those dogs are cute too - right up until they cut off your ear.
October 17, 2006