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The 100% free-to-read September issue of Thirteen1 is available now, keeping your Autumn blues at bay with crazy shooters, head scratching strategy sims, previews of upcoming gems and free to enter competitions. Summer eh..who needs it!
This month sees T1 dabble in the shady lie of crime, as 2K Games' gangster sequel Mafia II dominates the front cover. Does the series' next-gen debut outing deserve your respect? Or should it be cast aside and left sleeping with the fishes?
The heist and gun play fun doesn't stop there either, with Kane&Lynch 2: Dog Days bursting onto the scene in a bid to right the wrongs of the original. They're actually looking pretty good for a couple of dead men..
And if that isn't enough run-and-gun fun for you, the frenetic action continues with a special preview of Natural Selection 2, an epic upcoming FPS from Unknown Worlds Entertainment, as well as a review of MMO-shooter Global Agenda, which was recently released in the UK and has adopted the growingly popular free-to-play model. Guns, explosions, crimes and robots...it doesn't get much better than this!
T1's DrunkenGamer once again unleashes the fanboy within, finally bringing his anticipated first impressions of the Cataclysm expansion to World of WarCraft. Can Blizzard really better a game like WoW, or have they finally done the unthinkable and made an error in the game design department? No prizes for guessing the right answer...
The inebriate has also had fun flying around Final Fantasy XIV, taking screens for his new Wish You Were Here feature, and brings you more on his double life as a games designer for top gangster MMO, Omerta.
Keeping on top of the online gaming world, this month's Thirteen1 takes a thorough look at Burda:IC's surprisingly awesome Land of Chaos Online (or LOCO, for short), and features a chat with the guys behind Uncharted Waters Online and TLBB to discover how the two MMO's are wowing gamers the world over.
For the more strategy inclined, T1 brings you exciting info on upcoming smash hit Terra Militaris - gPotato's RTS that's set to raise the bar for the browser based gaming market.
And if you want to really test your thinkers, you should definitely check out the reviews of Victoria II and Patrician IV, the latest strategy sims from Paradox and Kalypso respectively. You can even bag a free copy of them for yourself, as well as get your hands on a key for the closed beta of Terra Militaris!
Of course, all of this is accompanied by the usual stellar mixture of retro gaming goodness; yet another cracking 13-1 countdown (this time ranking gaming's greatest ever sequels!); tips on how to break into the gaming industry; and much, much more!
Comps and Giveaways!
This month's issue of T1 gives you the chance to get your hands on some top gaming goodies.
You can bag yourself a copy of Paradox's latest RTS, Victoria II, as well as Kalypso's newly released trade-and-battle sim, Patrician IV. There's the chance to be one of the first to try out Terra Militaris, a bundle of retro games up for grabs, and the monthly Badger Hunt - proudly sponsored by movie-inspired t-shirt providers, Nerdoh.co.uk.