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The 100% free-to-read August issue of Thirteen1 is available now, featuring more reviews, previews and original features than you can shake a C.O.G Lancer's chainsaw at!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, August's cover star is StarCraft II, the sequel to Blizzard's genre-defining RTS, which has finally burst onto the scene after 12 years of agonising anticipation. But does T1's self-confessed fan-boy think it was worth the wait? And just what did he get up to at the midnight launch event in London? You'll find the answer to both right here in the latest issue.
The upcoming Nintendo 3DS is the talk of gaming-town right now, so Thirteen1 decided it was high time to get hands-on with the device themselves. The DrunkenGamer brings you his honest report of just how effective the handheld console is, as well as his take on some of the games you can expect to play on it. All in mind-boggling 3D!
He also got the chance to look at some of the titles shaping the Wii's future, including Metroid Prime: Other M, Donkey Kong Country Returns, GoldenEye 007, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and more. So much gaming goodness..and T1's got it all covered for you.
In fact, this month's issue of Thirteen1 is packed with reviews and previews, from Frima's surprisingly polished PSN title, Young Thor, to a hands-on with FunCom's latest MOBA (that's Massive Online Battle Arena, if you didn't know), Bloodline Champions, and a full tilt look at Youda Games fascinating casual poker game sequel, Governor of Poker II. It's poker 'and' a proper game!
Downloadable games are well and truly kicking ass at the moment, what with arty-puzzler Limbo and the superbly titled DeathSpank showing everyone how it should be done. But which is best? And what about extreme speedboat racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane? T1 has the answers for you.
As usual, T1 features a 13-1 countdown of important gaming topics, and this month's look at gamings most controversial curveball moments is sure to cause a stir. Check it out now to see if you agree with their number 1 choice.
You can also see what happened when the guys at Project TriForce sent Thirteen1 one of their brand new replica C.O.G Lancers– a 15 pound beast that looks and feels so realistic, you'd be forgiven for getting carried away and trying to chainsaw your friends in half. N.B. The T1 crew did just that...
Throw in a comprehensive round-up of ComicCon's best bits; Mrs DrunkenGamer's anticipated return with a preview of We Sing Encore (she can sing. The T1 chaps really, really can't); reviews of top gaming soundtracks; a Mario-splashed retro corner; a huge feature on how you can break into the industry; and more; and you've got plenty to sink your teeth into this month.
Oh, and don't forget to search for T1's Badger mascot, who's hidden himself on one of the magazine pages. There's a rather awesome Nerdoh.co.uk t-shirt in it for you!
Comps and Giveaways!
Thirteen1 are giving you the chance to get your hands on loads of free goodies this month.
You can bag yourself a copy of Paradox's latest RTS, Commander: Conquest of the Americas, a cool Runes of Magic t-shirt/game bundle, and one of two movie-inspired Nerdoh.co.uk t-shirts! Ever wanted to rock a Big Kahuna Burger logo on your chest? Now is your chance..
There's the usual retro gaming bonanza too, giving you the chance to win 6 (that's right!) classic games of your choice, courtesy of the fine folk at GOG.com.
Daniel Allen&Craig Albeck