Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to PC

Plus: Sony breaks down the cross-play walls, Gearbox settles (some of) its legal battles, and a Twitch streamer goes full goose. This is gaming news for September 30 to October 4.

Topre Realforce RGB

Realforce RGB gaming keyboard review: Even for Topre fans this is a tough call

The Realforce RGB is a tough call. Even Topre switch fans may balk at paying $300 for a generic design, dim backlight, and ABS keycaps.

Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review: Not impossible, but not very fun either

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lacks most of the original game's charm, and its final gauntlet is more tedious than taxing.

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EA will give you a free month of Origin Access if you turn on 2FA (which you should do anyway)

EA's giving away a month of its Origin Access Basic subscription service just for eating your vegetables. And if you already did? Don't worry, you get a free month too.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep review-in-progress: Fly me to the moon

Destiny 2 moved to Steam and released a new expansion on the same day. Predictably, the servers melted—but we still played enough to have some initial thoughts. It's no Forsaken, but Shadowkeep has room to grow.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Ghost Recon Breakpoint review-in-progress: Jon Bernthal's carrying the whole game on his back

Heavy-hitting acting talent helps elevate Ghost Recon Breakpoint's familiar story, but the moment-to-moment action is starting to feel pretty familiar as well.

Planet Zoo (Beta)

The Planet Zoo beta is fantastically enthralling despite some rough edges

The Planet Zoo beta has plenty of bugs and rough edges, but I still can't put it down

The Outer Worlds

This week in games: Getting ready for an onslaught of October releases

Plus: Frogwares and Focus fight it out over Sherlock Holmes, and another Fallout 76 merchandise mess. This is gaming news for September 23 to 27.

Oculus Quest

Oculus Connect 6: Significant Oculus Quest upgrades could render the Rift obsolete

Facebook didn't announce any new hardware at Oculus Connect 6, but it revealed key Oculus Quest improvements and a big-budget Medal of Honor VR reboot.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Hands-on: Respawn's Medal of Honor revival for Oculus Rift nails WWII, but lacks little VR extras

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a VR rebirth for the WWII shooter, will be 50 levels long when it lands on Oculus Rift.

Gears 5

Microsoft wants you to help test its Project xCloud game streaming service

Offer includes free access to Gears 5, Halo 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves if you sign up.

Red Dead Redemption 2

This week in games: Epic gives away six games at once, Rockstar tosses another launcher onto the fire

Plus: John Wick Hex and Disco Elysium nail down release dates and Anthem puts all its future content plans on ice. This is gaming news for September 16 to 20.

Astro C40

Astro C40 review: For those who think the Xbox Elite Controller just isn't premium enough

Great battery life, reliable connectivity, durable build quality, trigger stops, grip buttons, and swappable stick layouts—the Astro C40 does it all. It's an excellent high-end controller option.

Acer Nitro 5 (2019)

Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious laptop, at least for the moment

Acer's Nitro 5 may age quickly with its entry-level hardware, but it's a great option for budget-minded buyers who enjoy light gaming and wouldn't mind upgrading in a few years.

Epic Games Store

Epic's own library update finally adds a List view for your game collection

Yes, the Epic Games Store probably should've launched with a list view—but hey, it's here now.