Some 9 months ago, PC Gamer published a definitive reviews policy. It pledged that they would review only finished game code; that said game code would be from the gold master version the publisher uses to create the discs that end up in retail boxes or the equivalents; that MMO and multiplayer-only games would be reviewed in a setting that replicates the consumer experience; and that as such, they would only review MMOs and MP-only games when they could play them against the general populace.
PC Gamer adhered to every letter of this reviews policy. And do you know what they hae discovered? It totally doesn't work.