This is it. The last issue of NAG magazine you’ll ever see on store shelves.
It’s been one hell of a ride. 17 years of ups and downs, highs and lows, glorious triumphs and sandy failures. We’ve had the time of our lives putting this amazing magazine together, turning it into something with meaning and power that resonates beyond the bounds of its pages, something that people can touch and feel and form a real connection with. We’ve loved every minute of it, but it’s time to say goodbye to this wonderful thing.
So what better way to send it off into the long night than by putting Batman: Arkham Knight, one of the finest games we’ve ever played (mostly because we didn’t play it on PC. LOL.), on its cover. And then doubling up by having not one, but two covers dedicated to Bats and his newest nemesis, the eponymous Arkham Knight. Despite all the controversy surrounding its launch, Arkham Knight is worthy of being the last game to grace a NAG cover.
We’ve got a huge Computex feature stashed within the pages of the final issue, detailing some of the exciting tech we’ll be getting our hands on over the next few months. There’s also an in-depth look at the various game engines that power the virtual worlds we visit, wherein we pick apart what makes them different and examine the games they fuel.
The lack of previews is made up for by a reviews section packed with Important Stuff. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt unsheathes its silver sword and slays its monstrous competition. Splatoon is an utterly adorable, paint-splattered take on team-based shooters. Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard doing MOBAs, and the result is every bit as shiny as you’d expect. Cities: Skylines picks up the pieces of SimCity and builds something brilliantly impressive. Neon Struct proves that you don’t need a massive development team to create compelling sneakery.
Hardware sees us putting the phenomenal GIGABYTE G1.Gaming GTX 980 Ti to the test to see if it’s worth ALL THE MONEY. In the Lazy Gamer’s Guide we’re introduced to the Alienware Alpha, the very first Steam Machine we’ve met in person. Various virtual/augmented reality offerings square off in Versus, hopefully helping you decide where your money’s best spent when the horde of VR headsets finally lands.
There’s all that and more in this, the final issue of NAG magazine. It’s due out tomorrow, the 9th of July, and will be available until the end of August. As always, check it out on Zinio if you’re a fan of things not made of trees. Below you’ll find those sexy covers, along with the contents PDF.
Remember that even though the mag is no more, NAG isn’t going anywhere. Be sure to continue visiting NAG Online, as we’ve got exciting stuff happening in the very near future.
Lastly, to everyone who supported this magazine over the years, you have our sincerest, deepest, most squishy gratitude. Thank you so much.