Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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Empire of Sin preview: This mob strategy game blends real-time and turn-based in exciting ways

Turn-based combat mixes with real-time exploration in this character-driven strategy game about Prohibition Era Chicago. Empire of Sin seems smart in so many ways.

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This week in games: Bethesda ships Fallout 76's canvas bags and EA dubs loot boxes "surprise mechanics"

Plus Total War chops off a bunch of horse legs, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds's E3 demo, and Alpha Protocol disappears from Steam. This is gaming news for June 17 to 21.

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Planet Zoo was quietly one of the best demos at E3 2019

Frontier's last stab at Zoo Tycoon didn't go over so well, but six years later they've returned (albeit without the name) to create the Zoo Tycoon 2 sequel we've waited for since 2004.

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Dell G7 15 7590 review: 9th-gen Core and RTX power in a low-key chassis

The Dell G7 15 is a perfectly serviceable mid-tier machine with an understated business-casual design, but its expensive price tag is out of step with the hardware inside.

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41 must-see PC games at E3 2019: Watch every trailer

The PC was out in full force at E3 2019's major press conferences. We've rounded up the trailers for all the biggest game reveals.

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The 10 best PC games of E3 2019

These are the best PC games we saw at E3 2019. Spring 2020 is going to be WILD.

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Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you

Alienware's m15 is in a weird place, with underwhelming RTX 2070 Max-Q performance and a major redesign coming soon. But the OLED display will win you over.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint's rogue operative oozes mesmerizing Apocalypse Now-style madness

We went hands-on with Ghost Recon Breakpoint at E3 2019, and rogue Ghost Cole Walker stole the show.

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What's inside the Atari VCS: Faux wood paneling, AMD's Ryzen, and the soul of a Steam Machine

The Atari VCS carries the torch of Steam Machines forward, but the nostalgia-tinged $250 PC offers a more than just emulated Asteroids.

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is more than just another remaster

For its 20th anniversary, Age of Empires II is getting another facelift—and a bunch of interface tweaks, new tutorials and challenges, and an entire expansion's worth of content.

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Dying Light 2 preview: Your choices can change the entire fabric of this zombie-filled city

The theme of our E3 2019 demo of Dying Light 2? “It’s not about which ending you get, but how the city looks when you finish the game.”

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Watch 20 minutes of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 gameplay on the PC

We captured gameplay footage of the hotly anticipated Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 on the PC at E3 2019.

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Cyberpunk 2077's latest mind-blowing demo haunts you with the ghost of Keanu Reeves

Cyberpunk 2077 was our favorite demo of E3 2018. The E3 2019 demo is just as stunning.

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Obsidian's The Outer Worlds feels even more like Fallout: New Vegas than I expected

We got a deeper glimpse of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds at E3 2019, and the sci-fi RPG definitely draws on the studio's Fallout: New Vegas experience.

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Microsoft follows Battle.net and Discord's lead, lets gamers choose any Xbox gamertag they want

You can use any Xbox Live gamertag you want now, even if it's already being used, if you don't mind a numerical identifier after it.