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Fun fact: I’m writing this post on the 12th of December 2014. Does that mean I have the power to bend time to my terrible will? I THINK IT DOES. If a young George Carlin suddenly appears on your doorstep and offers to do a quick comedy gig in your living room, you can thank me later.

Anyway, it’s the future and stuff. A few days have passed since Christmas and it’s just a few days to go before 2015 crash-lands into existence. Everything’s about to change. Soon you’ll be accidentally writing “2014” on all your important documents and only realising later that you’ve made a mistake. Probably when everyone to whom you sent said document is teasing you. It’s a scary thought.

For now though, let’s relax in a state of familiar normality, and have a look at all the wondrous content contained within the first issue of your favourite magazine for 2015.

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Our cover feature this month goes full zombie with a dash of parkour thanks to the magic of Dying Light. Techland has taken the core of Dead Island and given it a substantial makeover, and given how much we enjoyed its forebear we’re impressively intrigued by the potential of its spiritual successor.

Mobile gaming grows larger every day and we’ve decided it’s time to take a closer look at it in our knowledge-filled Gaming to Go feature. We grab a microscope and use it to stare at a bunch of hyper-magnified mobile titles to discover what makes them tick. There’s a video montage set to punchy electronic music and everything. We don’t actually see or learn much, but we’re fairly certain good science can only be done with a microscope and a montage.

We’ve got a grand total of zero previews again this month, because they’ve been replaced with a satisfying number of important reviews. Previously we put FIFA 15 through its paces, and we’ve now spent some time with fierce competitor PES 2015 to let you know if either is more worthy of your cash. We roll a d20 to decide if our copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition survives a harrowing encounter with an actual dragon. Does Assassin’s Creed Rogue prove that Unity isn’t the only way to get your AC fix? Far Cry 4 straps C4 to magnificent digital elephants and potentially angers animal rights activists, but boy is it fun. Driveclub forgot its C4 at home, so instead just drives around in circles really fast.

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Hardware this month is packed with delights, including a review of the EVGA GTX 980 Classified, which is currently the fastest GPU in existence. We’ve taken Sony’s PlayStation TV for a spin to see if it’s worthy of the hype. HDDs and SSDs and SSHDs are put side by side to discover which has the shiniest benefits. Other hardware stuff happens, and we’re sure you’ll love it.

Also, for the first time in a long time we’ve got a poster included with the magazine, which is something that’s frequently requested of us. We hope you like it!

You’ll find all this in the pages of our January issue, along with a smorgasbord of other yummy content. If you’d like to access said content in futuristic paper-free digital fashion, check out Zinio for your fix. Below you can have a peek at that smexy (but frightening) cover and discover the full contents PDF of the magazine.

We wish all of you a mega-prosperous, happiness-filled 2015!

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