Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Hayden writes about games for PCWorld and doubles as the resident Zork enthusiast.

GOG Fall Sale 2016

GOG's Fall Sale dangles free copies of Victor Vran, Little Big Adventure 2, and more

You can walk away with four free games on top of this year's GOG's "Monstrous" fall sale harvest.

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Valve requires real in-game screenshots for Steam listings

No concept art, no pre-rendered cinematics—Steam now requires developers to fill the screenshots section of the store with actual screenshots.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots review: A grim sequel for one of 2016's best gaming surprises

The bizarre and grim world of the Rusty Lake series has quickly led to one of the best point-and-click series of the modern era—provided you can stomach its gruesome imagery.

Michael Phelps will shoot you

This week in games: Gwent's beta, Evolve's end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

Plus: Battlefield 1's zeppelins spiral out of control, Cities: Skylines blows it all up with meteors, and more. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 review: Prepare for more mech-dropping, wall-running action

Titanfall 2 has more to offer than the original, including a full singleplayer campaign. But is it better? And can it survive, sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty?


Obduction's long-awaited Oculus Rift VR support launches next week

If you've been waiting to experience Cyan's spiritual successor to Myst with all that modern VR hardware can offer, wait no longer. Okay, maybe one week longer.

Civilization VI

Civilization VI review: Learning from some (but not all) of history's mistakes

Civilization VI released and just like that, an entire weekend disappeared. We've pulled ourselves out of the "One More Turn" hole to deliver our thoughts on the latest entry in the long-running strategy series.

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This week in games: Diablo 4 whispers, Civilization VI launch

Plus: King's Quest ends, Samsung vs. the exploding Note7 mod for GTA V, new Stellaris story DLC, and more. This is your gaming news for October 17 through 21.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 review: Satisfying chaos, solemn silence

Battlefield 1's solemn campaign and over-the-top multiplayer may feel like polar opposites, but the complete package is all-around excellent.

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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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Razer's revamped Blade Pro laptop marries a GeForce GTX 1080 with 4K G-Sync

With a Core i7 and a GTX 1080, the new Razer Blade Pro is finally worthy of its name—but its price tag might give you pause.

Halo Wars 2 - Blitz

Halo Wars 2 hands-on preview: Blitz mode's thrilling twists could trigger an RTS revival

We went hands-on with Halo Wars 2 and its new RTS-lite Blitz mode. No base building, no setup. Just all-out warfare.


This week in games: Tyranny snags a release date, polygonal Lara Croft returns

Plus: Overwatch's Halloween event, EA teases another The Old Republic expansion, and Cuphead's delayed. This is gaming news for October 10 through 14.

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Samsung TVs will integrate Steam Link's PC game streaming technology

The $50 game streaming box that could will now reportedly be included inside (at least some) Samsung televisions.

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Valve dangles new HTC Vive VR controller prototypes at Steam Dev Days

A second iteration of the Vive's controllers—this time, ones shaped like actual hands—might be coming sooner than you think.