Source: Games for Windows – July 2007
Games for Windows was the successor to the best computer games ever, Computer Gaming World. While the name changed, the content and contributors remained mostly unchanged which was a good thing. However, the magazine only continued for a short while longer. The July 2007 issue includes:
- Editorial – What happens when we have the new SimCity and StarCraft II in the same issue? Our EIC’s head explodes! Literally! It was, like, the grossest thing ever!
- Letters – You love to hate us and we love that you love to hate us, which makes you love us back. That’s true love right there. Will you marry us?
- Start – We’ve got the straight dope on BioShock, Crysis, Warhammer Online, and a first look at SOE’s next MMO, The Agency. Plus: How two brothers built a fantasy empire out of ASCII blocks.
- Reviews – Against all odds, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is actually worth your time and money – and might even pu you away from World of WarCraft. We sound off on this, as well as ArmA: Combat Operations, Spider-Man 3, and the final episode in Sam & Max’s first season.
- Extend – Don’t you hate those random ninja guild invites and gold-farming spam in MMOs? Columnist Cindy Yans speaks her mind. Also: Tom and Bruce team up to travel the lands of Middle-earth, and the GFW staff chimes in on Blizzard’s big StarCraft II announcement.
- Tech – How badly do you need to get your gaming fix to-go? This month, we look at bleeding-edge ultramobile PCs and cell phones. Plus, we review AMD’s first DX10 graphics card and Gateway’s sweet 24-inch monitor.
- Greenspeak – Let’s hear it for career suicide! Jeff bites the hand that feeds with some griping about GFW Live. Yay!
- StarCraft II – It took ’em long enough, but Blizzard finally announced StarCraft II at a massive unveiling ceremony in South Korea – and we were there to scream like girls!
- Cover Story: SimCity: Societies – The next chapter in EA’s long-running SimCity franchise is headed in a radical new direction. This month, we take a world-exclusive first look at how developer Tilted Mill plans to renovate the aging series.