Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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


Event[0] review: An ambitious 2001: A Space Odyssey-tinged adventure you can talk to

Event[0] isn't perfect by any means, but its experiments with text parsers might make it the most important (or at least most interesting) indie game of 2016.

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Corsair Lapdog review: An ideal candidate for compromise

Corsair's Lapdog takes a no-holds-barred approach to living-room gaming, but a few compromises might've made for a better product.

Razer Turret

Razer Turret review: This compact lapboard works around the living room

The Razer Turret is too small for any serious gaming, or even serious work, but it's also inconspicuous enough that you won't mind leaving it around your living room.

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Dead Rising's long-awaited arrival on Steam is a reminder of PC gaming's darkest days

PC gaming went through a dark era in the mid-2000s. A decade on, Dead Rising's arrival on the PC is a nod to how much better we have it nowadays.


ReCore review: The first Xbox Play Anywhere game is a beautiful chore

ReCore features charming robot companions and snappy platforming, but a chore of an end-game and terrible load times make it a hard sell.

Mass Effect

This week in games: Mass Effect Andromeda on display, Deus Ex gets DirectX 12

Plus: Interplay's up for auction, Shadow Warrior 2 decapitates dozens of people, and The Walking Dead Season 3 targets a release date. This is gaming news for September 5 through 9.

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9 reasons why PC gaming is a better value than consoles

The PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio drive the point home: PC gaming is more affordable than ever and often a better value than consoles.

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Endless Space 2 preview: A 4X space game with some actual weight to its universe

Amplitude's fast becoming one of the best 4X studios in the industry, with Endless Space 2 looking like an impressive follow-up to 2014's surprise hit Endless Legend.

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More powerful PlayStation 4 Pro revealed with 4K support, AMD's new Polaris graphics

Touting technology from AMD's new Polaris architecture, the new 4.20 TFLOP PlayStation 4 Pro should finally allow console developers to reliably hit 1080p at 30 frames per second. And maybe more.

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Sony’s smaller PlayStation 4 Slim launches September 15

The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim is smaller, quieter, more efficient—but has the same three-year-old hardware sitting inside.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole's fart-simulating Nosulus Rift almost made me vomit

We had to sign a waiver to try out South Park's Oculus Rift parody, the fart-simulating Nosulus Rift. In retrospect, that moment's when we should've walked away instead.

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PAX 2016: A PC with a blood bag, $10,000 rigs, and all the craziest PC hardware

Other items inside: A PC that shoots paper planes, a wall made out of keyboards, and an honest-to-goodness Soviet-era T34 tank. OK, we included that last one just for fun.

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Duke Nukem 3D's 20th Anniversary Edition is the same game you remember, except better

The Duke's 20th Anniversary Edition? Not a remaster. Just a better way to play Duke Nukem 3D.

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Rock Band VR makes you a virtual guitar god, without the virtual drugs

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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Duke Nukem 3D's back in a remastered 20th Anniversary Edition with eight new levels

Let's all pretend Duke Nukem Forever never happened, so then maybe we can be excited about this news.