PC Gamer October 13
In PC Gamer October Issue 257:
This month, Tom Senior visits Firaxis for a world first look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the expansion that brings mech suits and genetic modification to the strategy series. Elsewhere, Chris reports on the reveal of Everquest Next and Richard Cobbett rounds up the world's toughest mods. Plus reviews of Dota 2, Saints Row 4 and Teleglitch.
In hardware, Dave James assesses SSDs. We look at the mechanics of inspirational design, speaking to vehicle design legends Syd Mead and Chris Foss, amongst others, about the secret to creating iconic art.
The workshop starts with Mike McCain's spaceship cover work-through, then there’s John Giang's workshop that helps you use 3D and 2D methods to create a mech-centred war scene, whilst Liviu Tudoran uses Photoshop to show how to create a clean futuristic vehicle scene.
We also unveil the results of our second annual Rising Stars competition – the 10 best young digital artists today!