Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Age of Empires II: Rise of the Rajas

This week in games: Free Ubisoft games galore, a new Age of Empires 2 expansion, and more

Plus: Sam Lake sings Bowie, a Reddit user gets Doom running on a digital keyboard key, Hitman cribs a holiday mission from Home Alone, and Planet Coaster receives a snowy expansion. This is gaming news for December 12 through 16.

Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match

We put a small herd of mice through their paces so you can find the best one for your needs.

Breakaway

Breakaway preview: Amazon's first game blends basketball with the MOBA genre

It's kind of like Spartacus, the Black Knight, Morgan Le Fay, and Anne Bonny got together to play a pick-up game in Atlantis, or something.

For Honor

For Honor preview: Fierce fighting hides a surprisingly delicate dance

For Honor's Samurai versus Knights versus Vikings premise is bizarre, but the more we play the more we find hidden depths to its combat—almost like it's borrowing the best aspects of fighting games. Interesting.

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Dead Rising 4 review: Slay ride

Fans of Dead Rising will lament everything this latest Christmas-themed sequel has lost, but it's still a pleasant-enough time for those who want a mindless zombie-killing sandbox.

Atari 2600 in Minecraft

This week in games: Battlefield 1 gets a Grenade Crossbow and someone builds an Atari 2600 in Minecraft

Plus Sean Bean finds out he died in the Civilization VI trailer, Fallout gets the pinball treatment, and Rare shows off Sea of Thieves. This is gaming news for December 5 through 9.

Halo 5

Halo 5: Forge's multiplayer is now more accessible on PC with a new custom game browser

Halo 5: Forge launched over the summer and brought Halo multiplayer to PC—but only if you had friends to team up with. The new server browser should fix that issue.

Assassin's Creed III

Ubisoft's 30th anniversary putters across the finish line with free copies of Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III a.k.a. "How America's triumph in the Revolutionary War was actually predicated on teenage angst."

Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 impressions: 'Tis the season to BBQ zombies with your flaming sword

Dead Rising 4 hits the PC today, but you're forgiven for not knowing—it's only releasing in the Windows 10 Store at the moment.

Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch controller review: Putting virtual worlds at your fingertips, with caveats

Review: Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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The Full Nerd episode 12: The best PC hardware, laptops, and games of 2016

PCWorld's Full Nerd podcast names the best CPUs, graphics cards, laptops, games, and more of 2016.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 review: A fresh, interesting rebirth that ditches the stale Ubisoft formula

Watch Dogs 2 is as big a series-defining comeback as Assassin's Creed II was back in 2009—and it does it by burning away all the worst parts of Ubisoft's formula.

Titanfall 2

This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One

Plus: Disaster strikes Cities: Skylines, GTA IV gets its first patch in six years, Gears of War 4 PC and console players go head-to-head, and more. This is gaming news for November 28 through December 2.

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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016: Guardians of the Galaxy to Walking Dead

Here's every new game and trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from new games (like Guardians of the Galaxy) to fresh glimpses at existing games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

GOG Winter Sale

Get Neverwinter Nights for free as GOG's big Winter Sale kicks off

GOG's Monstrous Winter Sale also offers "free" copies of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Stasis.