Our latest issue is on sale today - which is to say, newsagents up and down the country are even now cowering under the glare of a scary blond man holding a chainsaw. That man is Damon Baird, and his game is Gears of War: Judgment, Epic's latest orgy of cover-locking and curb-stomping.
Besides a whopping Judgment hands-on which covers new weapons, characters, multiplayer modes and enemies, issue 94 includes a 31-point breakdown of Grand Theft Auto 5, and a feature on the probable contents of the next generation Xbox. Previews are out in force, including the very latest on Bioshock Infinite, Watch Dogs and Tomb Raider, plus a three-way head-to-head starring Anarchy Reigns, DmC: Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. January is officially the month of punching and stabbing things.
Naturally, we've found time to round up our favourite games of 2012, and there's an intriguing feature on the best boardgame spin-offs from popular videogame franchises. Gears of War: The Board Game? Strange things do happen. Last but not least, you'll find demos for Devil May Cry, F1 Race Stars and Warlords on the cover disc.