Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Anno 1800

Anno 1800 review: An Industrial Revolution but not a design revolution

Anno 1800 bolsters the hybrid city-builder-slash-strategy series with some quality-of-life improvements and truly impressive technical feats, but old interface issues continue to hold it back.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order revealed at Star Wars Celebration with a story-centric trailer

Respawn's promising this is the "singleplayer, story-driven" Star Wars game you've been waiting for, and it's due to release later in 2019.

Yakuza Kiwami 2

This week in games: Yakuza Kiwami 2 confirmed for PC next month, H1Z1's new developers call it quits

Plus: Kotaku reveals the original spies-and-heists concept for Dragon Age 4, the BFG-9000 comes to Rage 2, and Surviving Mars teases a terraforming expansion. This is gaming news for April 8 to 12.

The Sinking City

The Sinking City hands-on preview: Like Sherlock Holmes, but weird

Sherlock Holmes never had it this rough, as Frogwares brings its decade of detective game experience to a Lovecraft-inspired world.

lenovo legion y7000 primary

Lenovo Legion Y7000 review: A smart, sophisticated gaming laptop you can actually afford

Lenovo's Legion Y7000 is a smart, sophisticated gaming laptop that will perform admirably for at least a few years—and at a competitive price point.

Remnant: From the Ashes

Remnant: From the Ashes and the search for the infinitely replayable shooter

Darksiders III developer Gunfire Games is back with another project—yes, already—and this time it's a Souls-inspired shooter with procedurally generated levels.

Borderlands 3

This week in games: Borderlands 3 is an Epic exclusive, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds

Plus: Prince Harry calls for Fortnite to be banned, Rage 2 adds a wandering wizard who sells cheat codes, and more. This is gaming news for April 1 to 5.

HyperX FPS Alloy RGB

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB review: Rainbow lights and silver switches at an affordable price

HyperX's entry-level Alloy FPS keyboard gets an RGB upgrade but otherwise stays the same, for better and for worse.

Windows 10 Game Bar - New

Microsoft powers up Windows 10's Game Bar with truly useful tools for PC enthusiasts

Performance tracking, Spotify integration, better volume management tools, and cross-platform chat are all coming to the Windows 10 Game Bar.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII - Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout is free to play throughout April

Yeah, you read that right: An entire month of free Blackout for people who haven't purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. At some point, you have to wonder whether there's a free-to-play pivot in the works.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

This week in games: Free copies of Morrowind, Divinity: Original Sin 2 gets a tactics spinoff

Plus: CD Projekt says it will release not one but two games before 2021, and release dates for Heaven's Vault, Observation, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This is gaming news for March 25 to 29.

Magic Leap

Magic Leap hands-on: Magic, sure, but augmented reality is still a long way away from mass consumption

Next week Magic Leap One devices will start showing up in select AT&T stores, but at more than $2,000 this very-much-prototype tech is hard to recommend even to early adopters.

Cooler Master MM830

Cooler Master MM830 review: Its gimmicks are unnecessary flair

Cooler Master has tried a bunch of experiments with the MM830, none of them that successful. And yet it's still, at its core, an excellent mouse at a more-than-fair price. Surprise!

Borderlands 3?

Borderlands 3 reveal brings back familiar faces and "over one billion guns," including a gun that walks

Click here to watch the debut trailer for Borderlands 3 without sitting through Gearbox's padded panel or Randy Pitchford's magic tricks.

Control

Hands-on with Control: Weird, unsettling, and Remedy's best-playing game since Max Payne 2

We went hands-on with Remedy's surreal new game Control at GDC 2019, and the biggest surprise? It's one of the most exciting shooters of the year, in addition to hooking us with an intriguing story.