Welcome to PC Invasion, a site dedicated to our all-conquering PC overlords.
For those of you who remember us from IncGamers, we won’t need much introduction. For anyone joining fresh, here’s an overview of what to expect from us.
We’re a small, fully independent set of games writers who’ve been covering the industry (and predominantly the PC) for many years. Decades in Paul’s case. We’re longer in the tooth, which means more cynicism, a certain group-immunity to hype cycles, and a pragmatic approach to critiquing games.
On our review scale, a 5/10 means “mediocre” and 7/10 is a good score. All games are played to narrative completion or (for more open-ended titles) the nearest equivalent. You can read our full review policy here.
We’ll always do our best to review the marquee PC titles (even if that means delaying a review beyond ‘embargo’ to actually finish them properly,) and also strive to cover the many smaller or independent titles which interest us.
Coverage of a game shouldn’t always end with a review. Too many titles are ‘front loaded’ with an endless marketing campaign, then effectively ignored by the press as soon as they’re released and critiqued.
We don’t think it makes sense to stop covering a game at the very moment most people are able to start playing it, so we endeavor to write about important patches (and performance impact,) developing modding scenes, and all the other important post-release details associated with contemporary PC games.
Of course we still recognise that there is a need to provide readers with information about upcoming releases, but you can expect a healthy dose of piss-taking alongside any five second ‘teaser’ trailers. Likewise, our previews will not shy away from pointing out any potential issues or problems.
We almost never attend press events, as we’ve found they make lousy environments for proper critique or discussion. Whenever possible, we just request digital preview code or a separate interview opportunity instead. If, in the ultra-rare event that we do attend one, we’ll let you know if any ridiculous hard-sell marketing shenanigans take place.
Where possible, we speak to our interview subjects directly (largely over Skype.) On occasion an email Q&A is more appropriate, but we will always indicate when an interview has been conducted in this manner.
Written reviews and features are our main focus, but we’re partial to a bit of video at times. Just don’t expect any hyperactive shrieking.
PC Invasion will also run a weekly podcast, which we’ll launch next week.
We welcome comments on articles, and are happy to correct factual mistakes when they occur. Courteous remarks tend to get a better response, but we’ve been called “middle-class twats who hate games” before, so we’re used to that as well. Comments are moderated for spam and for anything particularly hideous and/or illegal, but the rest is in your hands.
You are probably wondering why we have moved. When IncGamers.com was established many moons ago it was launched as a multi-platform site. A couple of years ago we moved back to our roots of PC gaming and we felt we needed a site that better conveyed out passion for PC gaming.
Look to your HDDs and SSDs, your vast backlogs, and your wish lists. You’ll find us When PC Specs Collide, in the shadows of DirectX 12 From Outer Space, and ready to embrace the Attack of the 50 Terabyte Drive.
The PC Invasion is here.