PC Gamer

PC gamer

PC gamer. (1990). Burlingame, CA: GP Publications. (ISSN 1080-4471)

Plot Summary:

PC Gamer focuses on games played on PC.

Critical Evaluation:

Computer games continue to be a popular recreational activity among young men. Filled with glossy coloured images featuring characters and scenes from games, PC gamer advertises upcoming games through exclusive reviews of upcoming games and special deals.

The main selling features from the player’s perspective are the cheats and strategy guides that help players move successfully through their favorite games.

The magazine is supplemented by the PC Gamer website, which should be linked on the catalogue.

Reader’s Annotation:

Includes hints, cheats and strategy guides for popular games. Also provides news and reviews of upcoming games.

Information About the Author:

According to the PC gamer website, PC Gamer is part of Future pic, an international media group. Future pic produces content in five area: Sports, Creative, Music, Entertainment, and Technology. “Future is the PPA and AOP Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.”


  • Entertainment
  • Video games
  • Hi/Lo – Reluctant Readers

Curriculum Ties:

  • Media classes to discuss the concept of writing for ones’ audience and tone.
  • Expository writing and persuasive writing.

Booktalking Ideas:

  • Use as an alternative title when presenting new materials to teenage boys that do not like reading novels
  • Gaming options

Reading Level/Interest Age:

  • Ages 14 and up

Challenge Issues:

  • N/A

Why did you include this resource in the titles you selected?:

Not all readers read novels. Nonfiction, current events, and entertainment resources can encourage the teenager who considers himself a nonreader to read. Further, teenage boys represent a significant percentage of gamers. PC Gamer will interest this population.

Further, it was a suggested title in the School Library Journal article “The Good, The Bad, and the Edgy” by Julie Bartel. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA621754.html


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