Having an unlucky Friday 13th? Fear not! The May issue of free-to-read online-based gaming magazine Thirteen1 is available now, meaning you can grab a brand new games mag and catch up on the latest gaming news, reviews and previews without having to step into the dangerous outside world. It's for the best - we heard there's a weird guy out there with a ski mask and machete..
There's plenty to keep you busy in this month's T1, including battlefield reports from the Gears of War 3 multi-player beta; a look at upcoming super-indie title, Hawken; a brand new Retro gaming section; a quick chat with industry legend Max Schaefer; a Trapped Dead themed competition where you can land some wicked prizes; and much, much more!
gPotato's space-faring MMO, Allods Online, has finally launched proper after a seemingly endless beta testing period, so be sure to check out T1's launch feature to catch up on the lessons they've learnt, the improvements they've made, and why you should definitely get involved with this triple-A quality free-to-play offering.
The multi-player beta of Gears of War 3 is in full swing now, so T1 jumped into the battlefield to bring you a look at the good, the bad, and the downright ugly (those Locusts 'aint pretty) parts of the game. Is it living up to the hype, or is there still much to be done before the game's release later this year?
Section 8 has also exploded back onto our screens with the release of Section 8: Prejudice, a ridiculously cheap shooter that offers a lot more bang for your buck (literally) than most. Be sure to check out the review to see why it's impressing FPS and non-FPS fans alike.
It just wouldn't be a gaming mag without a look at the latest scandals, so Thirteen1 have duly obliged by bringing you their opinions on the controversial PSN hacking affair. Find out exactly what happened, why it happened and what you should make of it all.
Topping it all off is a countdown of the most important things videogames have taught us - such as team management knowledge, top-notch reflex skills, and how fun it is to be a criminal (erm..); the DrunkenGamer's Portal 2 and MotorStorm: Apocalypse drinking games; reviews of new hack-and-slash MMO, Mythos, action/adventure game The First Templar, and X3 space game StarPoint Gemini; and more.
Be sure to get involved with the gruesome-themed Trapped Dead competition too, giving you the chance to win a one-of-a-kind airbrushed keyboard/mouse set, along with copies of the game and Dr. Dales potentially life-saving“Dr.Dale's Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive”.
Enjoy the issue!