Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ review: Back from the dead

Mad Catz and its famed R.A.T. mouse return from the ravages of bankruptcy. Is the new R.A.T. worthy of the name, or just a pretender? We went hands-on to find out.

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I’m ashamed it took me so long to try the Yakuza series

If you care about storytelling and world-building in video games, you owe it to yourself to give the Yakuza series a shot—especially now that they've started arriving on PC.

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This week in games: Diablo rises from the dead on GOG, Dead or Alive's $93 season pass, Halo on PC?

Plus: Our first look at the nightmarish Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Creative Assembly confirms three unannounced games in the works, and more. This is gaming news for March 4 to 8.

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The best co-op PC games to play with your friends

Sure, you can play these co-op PC games alone, but they're way better with a buddy.

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Devil May Cry 5 review: Satisfying, slick, and stylish

Devil May Cry 5 is a game that delights in setting the bar high up front and then continually one-upping itself with ever-more-ludicrous cutscenes and some of the most stylish combat in the business.

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This week in games: New Dune games, Phoenix Wright on PC, and Borderlands 3 rumors

Plus Noclip.website allows you to freely explore old video game maps, Johnny Cage debuts in Mortal Kombat XI, and more. This is gaming news for February 25 to March 1.

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Globesweeper review: February's most addictive game is a modernized take on Minesweeper

There's so much work to be done but I just can't stop playing Globesweeper, a spherical take on Minesweeper.

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This week in games: Free copies of Thimbleweed Park, major overhauls for Fallout 76 and The Bard's Tale IV

Plus a lengthy look at Total War: Three Kingdoms' "Records Mode," Nikola Tesla terrifies scientists on a boat, and Wadjet Eye delves into 3D. This is gaming news for February 18 to 22.

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Anthem review: A great first impression and not much else

Anthem's first few hours are enticing, but it's not long before you realize BioWare's run out of cool toys to show off.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall preview: A sci-fi melange makes this 4X universe worth exploring

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is as complicated and slow-paced as its predecessor, but its vibrant science fiction setting might help smooth the learning curve. Plus, space dinosaurs.

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Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A good laptop, an awkward tablet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15 is a decent laptop and oversized tablet, in desperate need of a few more fans to perform at its greatest potential.

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This week in games: Hollow Knight gets a sequel, Neill Blomkamp makes a live-action Anthem trailer

Plus: Harmonix has a new VR game, Verdun sequel Tannenberg emerges from early access, a free Rainbow Six Siege weekend, and more. This is gaming news for February 11 to 15.

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Steam's iron grip on PC gaming is probably over even if the Epic Games Store fails

The days of Steam being your only option on PCs are long gone if you want to play today's hottest triple-A games.

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Crackdown 3 review: Why?

Crackdown 3 feels like a game unstuck from time, a piece of 2007-era design that sneaked through into 2019, with middling results.

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Far Cry New Dawn review: A surprisingly satisfying refresh, with some lingering old problems

Far Cry New Dawn is the second series overhaul in as many years, with excellent results, but the story continues to underwhelm.