Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 review: Spinning its Warthog wheels in a stagnant RTS genre

Littered with microtransactions and featuring the same half-dozen campaign missions you've played since the days of ye ol' StarCraft, Halo Wars 2 is not the RTS genre's salvation.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Test your PC's Ghost Recon: Wildlands performance in this weekend's open beta

Want to go crazy in fictional-Bolivia? Well from February 23 to 27 you can in the Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta—and you can start preloading it now.

Razer Blade Pro (2016)

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop

For the first time in years, the Razer Blade Pro feels like it deserves the name. Packed with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1080, there's a lot of power in this slim, 17-inch laptop.

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The Full Nerd Episode 17: Ryzen price and performance leaks, GTX 1080 Ti vs. Radeon Vega

With competing events from Nvidia and AMD planned at GDC, and Ryzen CPUs launching soon, the Full Nerd crew goes full nerd on what to expect in hardware this month.

Lion King - GTAV

This week in games: Payday 3 announced, The Lion King invades Grand Theft Auto V, and more

Plus: The Apocalypse Now Kickstarter moves to a private site, Hot Wheels cars hit Rocket League, and more. This is gaming news for February 13 through 17.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 PC impressions: This console-fied RTS has some PC-specific problems

If you were hoping a PC release of Halo Wars 2 might fix its issues, I've got bad news: It actually introduced new ones. Controls, performance, and AI covered inside.

Prey (2017)

Hands-on with Prey: System Shock's spirit lives in this ambitious reboot

Prey sure does feel a lot like a new System Shock game.

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana review: The soundbar finally makes its way to PCs

Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana brings the soundbar to the PC with big sound, a small form factor, and one eye-popping price tag.

Humble Software Bundle

Humble's software bundle for PC lovers is brimming with power tools, for a bargain

If you’ve been looking to pick up some reputable benchmarking software at a bargain price, now's the time.

Humble Freedom Bundle

The Humble Freedom Bundle packages over 30 of the best indie games together for $30

Some notable titles: The Witness, Day of the Tentacle, Stardew Valley, Octodad, Super Meat Boy, Invisible Inc, The Stanley Parable, Super Hexagon, VVVVVV, and more. Yes, more.

Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 review: Lofty aims battle grindhouse roots in this ambitious sequel

Still obsessed with exploding organs and a pseudo B-movie vibe, Sniper Elite 4 nevertheless improves upon its predecessor in every way—enormous maps, better stealth systems, and more good ol' American freedom.

Project Cars 2

This week in games: Overwatch gets a server browser, Project Cars 2 targets 12K and more

Plus South Park is delayed a second time, Bard's Tale IV shows off its combat, and about a million other trailers inside. This is gaming news for February 6 through 10.

Steam Logo

Valve finally replaces the faulty Steam Greenlight system with Steam Direct

Begone, Steam Greenlight's spammy voting system. Fill out an application for Steam Direct, pay a fee, and you're done. Like "applying for a bank account," Valve says.

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14 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

These graphically intense PC games crank the eye candy to 11—and make your PC sweat while they're at it.

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Best Buy closes nearly half of its Oculus Rift VR demo stations

If you want a live Oculus Rift virtual reality demo, it just got a little bit harder to do so, as nearly half of Best Buy's 500 demo stations are being shuttered.