Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Audeze Mobius

Audeze Mobius review: This gimmick-ridden headset doesn't need the gimmicks to sound great

Audeze's debut gaming headset, the Mobius, boasts sound quality that justifies its high sticker price—but it's undermined slightly by some first-time-out errors.

Acer Nitro 7 (AN715-51-752B)

Acer Nitro 7 review: A good budget gaming laptop that made some hard choices

Acer's Nitro 7 focuses on its display and storage instead of its internal components, an odd choice for a gaming laptop. Acer's own Predator Helios 300 may be a better budget option.

Elgato Stream Deck Mini

Elgato Stream Deck Mini review: All your streaming actions and enhancements are a button push away

Elgato's refined Stream Deck Mini is the perfect tool for any streamer, with the same power and most of the flexibility of the larger sibling, but in a smaller, cheaper, and more durable package.

Elgato Stream Deck

Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer's best friend

Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.

cuphead primary

This week in games: Blizzard sics DeepMind on its StarCraft II players, Cuphead heads to Netflix

Plus The Bard's Tale IV is getting a director's cut with "thousands of fixes and tweaks," Amazon announces a Lord of the Rings MMO, and Ion Maiden loses its fight with Iron Maiden. This is gaming news for July 8 to 12.

gog galaxy 2 splash

GOG Galaxy 2.0 hands-on: The only game launcher you need? Not yet, but maybe someday

As PC gaming becomes more and more fractured, the next logical step is for someone to come along and hook all these disparate launchers together. GOG Galaxy 2.0 tries to do exactly that, and the results are already promising—with a few exceptions.

Steam Labs

Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

Amid Evil

15 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2019 (so far)

Over 4,000 games have been released on Steam in 2019. It's easy to miss some gems, so we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the first half of the year.

Valve Index - Headset

Valve Index review: The new bar for VR headsets

It's pricey, but Valve's new Index virtual reality headset is the one to beat thanks to its crisp display and high field of view.

Valve Index - Controllers

Valve Index Controllers review: These revolutionary VR controllers need patience to hit full potential

Valve's Index Controllers have the potential to be a huge leap forward for motion-tracked controls and virtual reality, but it'll take patience—and a lot more developer support.

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The best PC games of 2019 (so far)

We're only halfway through 2019 but our annual June check-in list of favorites is so strong it feels like a proper end-of-2019 Game of the Year list. It's been a good one.

Steam Summer Sale 2019

Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is one of the better ones in recent memory. Maybe Valve's feeling the heat from the Epic Games Store? Regardless, you win.

Empire of Sin

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.

Star Wars Battlefront II

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.

Planet Zoo

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.