PC Gamer must have known that they only had a short amount of time left to impress me with their writing because they have recently posted several interesting stories. They have a follow up to their Pirate Bay story that notes the 12 million user increase in Pirate Bay traffic since the UK announced their wish to ban the website. It makes you think, who exactly would gain from shutting down the website?
They also posted a story about a UK official’s desire to make violent video games less accessible. This was a good piece because they gave both support and criticism to the official, which, in this case, is appropriate due to the lack of scientific backing on either side of the “effect of video game violence” debate.
And I was also intrigued by their innovation story about LaSeRs!!! (sticky caps and exclamation points are necessary). Connecting PCs to routers using lasers may result in a faster than WiFi internet connection, which would be amazing. Thanks for letting me know PC Gamer! But despite this recent influx of decent posts, I will not continue to read the magazine. I want a gender-balanced nerdy magazine to be in my life, but since that apparently doesn’t exist, I’m going to stick with the Mary Sue.