Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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This week in games: Iron Maiden sues 3D Realms, Larian teases Baldur's Gate III

Plus Call of Duty ditches Zombies for 2019, our first footage of Halo Reach on PC, and GOG gives away copies of Obduction. This is gaming news for May 27 to 31.

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Every future Xbox game Microsoft makes for PC will launch on Steam, too

"As the creators of Windows, we have a unique responsibility to ensure we’re investing in experiences that benefit players everywhere," says Microsoft's Phil Spencer.

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Microsoft's fantastic Xbox Game Pass subscription service is coming to the PC

It's dubbed "Xbox Game Pass for PC," a name almost as bad as Games for Windows Live, but with support from Bethesda, Paradox, Sega, and Deep Silver, it could be a great value for PC gamers.

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Valve Index impressions: An eye-opening headset that pushes enthusiast VR further

Valve's new VR headset makes huge FOV improvements, but its finger-tracking controllers are going to take some brain retraining.

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Layers of Fear 2 review: A brilliant psychological horror game that's better without expectations

Layers of Fear 2 doesn't have many scares to offer, but visual panache and a multitude of classic film homages make for an extraordinary adventure—for the right person.

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This week in games: Sims 4 for free, a Just Cause film, and Frostbite's hairy tech demo

Plus: Telltale's catalog start to disappear from storefronts, George R. R. Martin reportedly working on From Software's next game, and more. This is gaming news for May 20 to 24.

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25 great games you can play on laptops and low-end PCs

No graphics card? No problem. These great games run on pretty much any PC or laptop.

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Observation review: Old science fiction meets New Weird in this 2001: A Space Odyssey homage

No Code's follow-up to Stories Untold once again manages to combine the everyday with the extraordinary in bizarre and compelling ways, in what's sure to be one of 2019's best games.

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This week in games: World of Warcraft Classic enters beta, another new Vampire: The Masquerade game

Plus: Netflix is headed to E3, Metro details its dual expansions, and KFC gets politely told to sit down by Respawn. This is gaming news for May 13 to 17.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence review: A grisly, story-driven journey through Medieval France

Survive the Black Plague, the Inquisition, and the Hundred Years' War in this relentless story-driven game that somehow got made in the era where nobody makes linear story-driven games.

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The Epic Mega Sale tempts PC gamers with weekly freebies and $10 off any game over $15

And yes, they do mean any game—even unreleased ones like Borderlands 3, Control, and John Wick Hex.

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Rage 2 PC impressions: Fun guns with keyboard controls you'll want to remap immediately

Rage 2's first hours are surprisingly unmemorable for a game with such an over-the-top aesthetic.

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Forager review: Mindlessly mining the minutes away

There's not much substance in Forager, but sometimes you just want to mindlessly snack on tasty junk food—even if you feel slightly unfulfilled afterward.

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Oddworld: Soulstorm revives the series by bringing back Abe and abandoning 20 years of expectations

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is getting a direct sequel for the second time—but unlike Abe's Exoddus, this one actually counts.

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This week in games: John Wick tactics, a Blood remaster, and a survival-focused Ghost Recon

Plus: Randy Pitchford gets weird(er) on Twitter, the Final Fantasy VII remake finally resurfaces, and QuakeCon heads to Europe for the first time. This is gaming news for May 6 to 10.