Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Quern - Undying Thoughts

Quern - Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

Reminiscent of Cyan's style of storytelling and puzzle design, Quern is an excellent Myst or Riven homage in an era suddenly packed full of them.

Operation Blockhead - Arma 3

This week in games: Morrowind comes to Elder Scrolls Online, Lego invades Arma 3, and more

Plus: CPY cracks Resident Evil 7's Denuvo protection in five days, Stellaris teases a Dyson sphere expansion, Deus Ex reportedly gets put on ice, and more. This is gaming news for January 30 to February 3.

10tb suckers

Why PC game downloads are so damned big

Video game installation sizes are out of control on the PC, causing hard drives and data caps to beg for mercy.. There could be an answer, if game vendors follow the lead of the PC software industry.

oculus rift

Oculus cleared of stealing VR secrets in ZeniMax lawsuit, but still must pay $500 million

Oculus didn't steal VR secrets, but it also didn't emerge unscathed. The jury agreed that Palmer Luckey violated an NDA, and ZeniMax was awarded $500 million as a result.

fallout 4

Fallout 4's free high-resolution texture pack will make even the brawniest gaming PCs sweat

Got a beastly PC and need something to really push it? Bethesda's adding 58GB of textures to Fallout 4. Yes, 58GB.

Dirt 4

This week in games: Dirt 4 revealed, Square Enix teams up with Marvel's Avengers, and more

Plus: Star Wars hits Planet Coaster, Ni No Kuni II is coming to PC day-and-date with the PS4, the Pillars of Eternity doc goes free to everyone, Bossa announces a skateboarding game, and more. This is gaming news for January 23 to 27.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Obsidian unveils Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire with a crowdfunding campaign

After a week of very obvious teases, Obsidian unveils Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and the titular Deadfire Archipelago.


Dauntless hands-on preview: Bringing the thrill of monster hunting to PCs

If you've ever lamented the lack of Monster Hunter games on the PC, Dauntless hopes to fill that hole with a big ol' Owlbear and other deadly creatures.

Apocalypse Now

The horror: Francis Ford Coppola's studio is turning Apocalypse Now into a video game

If a riverboat journey up the Mekong River seems like a weird fit for a video game, well, you're right. It is. But hey, at least Josh Sawyer is involved in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now game.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost Recon: Wildlands abandons military tactics for Just Cause-style mayhem

Fan of the old tactics-heavy games? Doesn't seem to be much of that in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. There is, however, quite a lot of chaos.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera preview: This is the bizarre follow-up Planescape deserves

If you've ever wanted to roleplay inside of a transdimensional slug city, or fall into a maze seemingly hidden in your own subconscious, then Torment: Tides of Numenera is for you.

Steam Logo

Moving Steam games to a different folder or hard drive is finally easy

A Steam update late last week makes it so you can finally move a game to a new drive from within the client, rather than dragging the folder manually. Good news for SSD owners.

Portal - Apple IIe

This week in games: Portal on the Apple IIe, Pillars of Eternity 2 teased, and more

Plus: Mario does (terrible) backflips in Grand Theft Auto IV, Overwatch dangles a Lunar New Year event, and the Oculus v. Zenimax trial gets proper nasty. This is gaming news for January 16 through 20.

Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 preview: More sniping, less shooting

The fourth entry in everyone's favorite Nazi-sniping series moves to much larger maps, and becomes a smarter stealth game in the process.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 campaign preview: Polished, pretty, but not as exciting as Blitz mode

If you're hoping Halo Wars 2 manages to make a real-time strategy campaign feel fresh, you'd better hope harder. Our first hands-on? A good ol' "attack-these-three-points" mission.