PC Gamer is a magazine that started in Britain in 1993. An American version of the magazine started in 1994. As the title suggests, both versions of the magazine are completely dedicated to PC games. You can find articles of news and developments in the Video Game industry, previews and reviews of games, reviews of hardware, articles on mods, the old-school games, and much more.
This magazine provides examples of:
- IBM Personal Computer and Microsoft Windows: Games for these platforms are what the title focuses on.
- Mascot: The American version has one in the form of Coconut Monkey.
- Running Gag: Coconut Monkey mentions frequently that he can't do this or that because he has no hands, and that he's trying to make a game called Gravy Trader. In case you're wondering, this Gravy Trader game will never, ever see the light of day.
- Relatively recently, PC Gamer will take any excuse they can get to use an image from The Witcher 3 of Geralt relaxing in a bathtub as the headline image for any Witcher content. Eventually reached a head with CD Projekt RED sent them their own personal statue of Geralt reading PC Gamer magazines in the same pose.
- Spiritual Successor: The original UK version was a spiritual successor to Future Publishing's earlier Amiga Power. At one time they shared many of the same staff writers, and PC Gamer carried over much of its tone, some regular articles (like the annual Top 100), and several of the running gags and memetic mutations from Amiga Power as well. Of course, it was covering a different machine, and things changed after the AP staffers eventually moved on.