Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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This week in games: Team Fortress 2 gets spooky, Fallout 4's PC specs revealed, more

Plu:s The Witcher 3's latest patch notes detail 500+ fixes and voice actors vote to go on strike. This is gaming news for October 5 - 9.

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The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

Virtual reality is a bold new frontier, and a lot of big-name players want a slice of the pie.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion review: Lifting all ships

Civilization: Beyond Earth's first expansion is a smart add-on that makes the game more than just Civilization V in space.

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Star Wars Battlefront beta impressions: Better than the prequel films

The Battlefront beta opens to everyone on Thursday, but we got the chance to check it out a bit early.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

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Far Cry Primal officially revealed, takes players to the Stone Age

After an ultra-long reveal stream and a leak, Ubisoft finally reveals the next Far Cry entry. The only question now is "Can we ride woolly mammoths?"

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Prison Architect review: Warden's pet

Prison Architect finally finished serving its three-year Early Access sentence. We take a look at the promised land, Version 1.0, to see if it's worth your time.

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The Beginner's Guide review: A weird, fiercely personal game

Davey Wreden's follow-up to The Stanley Parable is either refreshingly raw and personal or painstakingly self-indulgent. Or both.

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This week in games: BattleTech heads to Kickstarter and a Fallout fan builds a working vault door

Plus: Frictional releases a live-action SOMA prequel and EA announces a Mass Effect theme park ride. This is gaming news for September 28 - October 2.

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Batman: Arkham Knight swoops back onto Steam in time for Halloween

After four long months, the Caped Crusader will finally finish up his walk of shame and go back on sale.

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Worlds Adrift preview: Surgeon Sim's dev gets serious in floating island survival game

First Bossa made Surgeon Simulator. Then it made a game about being a slice of bread. But its new survival game is a different kind of ambitious.


Armikrog review impressions: This relentlessly old-school, Gumby on acid-like game could use a bit more polish

After multiple delays, we finally get our hands on this claymation point-and-click. Good news: It runs.


WildStar promises less grind as it goes free-to-play today

WildStar was the most promising MMORPG of 2014, then the most disappointing MMORPG of 2014. Now it's (maybe) the most promising MMORPG of 2015?

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80 Days (PC) review: Choose your own adventures

80 Days smashes together elements of the classic Jules Verne novel with a branching story that spans the entire globe. Plus mechanical elephants.


Logitech's G410 Atlas Spectrum is a compact, tenkeyless RGB keyboard

Logitech's newest gaming keyboard is for those who want Romer-G switches and RGB lighting without losing half their desk in the process.