Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Atari 2600 in Minecraft

This week in games: Battlefield 1 gets a Grenade Crossbow and someone builds an Atari 2600 in Minecraft

Plus Sean Bean finds out he died in the Civilization VI trailer, Fallout gets the pinball treatment, and Rare shows off Sea of Thieves. This is gaming news for December 5 through 9.

Halo 5

Halo 5: Forge's multiplayer is now more accessible on PC with a new custom game browser

Halo 5: Forge launched over the summer and brought Halo multiplayer to PC—but only if you had friends to team up with. The new server browser should fix that issue.

Assassin's Creed III

Ubisoft's 30th anniversary putters across the finish line with free copies of Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III a.k.a. "How America's triumph in the Revolutionary War was actually predicated on teenage angst."

Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 impressions: 'Tis the season to BBQ zombies with your flaming sword

Dead Rising 4 hits the PC today, but you're forgiven for not knowing—it's only releasing in the Windows 10 Store at the moment.

Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch controller review: Putting virtual worlds at your fingertips, with caveats

Review: Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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The Full Nerd episode 12: The best PC hardware, laptops, and games of 2016

PCWorld's Full Nerd podcast names the best CPUs, graphics cards, laptops, games, and more of 2016.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 review: A fresh, interesting rebirth that ditches the stale Ubisoft formula

Watch Dogs 2 is as big a series-defining comeback as Assassin's Creed II was back in 2009—and it does it by burning away all the worst parts of Ubisoft's formula.

Titanfall 2

This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One

Plus: Disaster strikes Cities: Skylines, GTA IV gets its first patch in six years, Gears of War 4 PC and console players go head-to-head, and more. This is gaming news for November 28 through December 2.

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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016: Guardians of the Galaxy to Walking Dead

Here's every new game and trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from new games (like Guardians of the Galaxy) to fresh glimpses at existing games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

GOG Winter Sale

Get Neverwinter Nights for free as GOG's big Winter Sale kicks off

GOG's Monstrous Winter Sale also offers "free" copies of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Stasis.

Astro A50 (2016)

Astro A50 (2016) review: Better than ever, but the competition's still catching up

Astro's new A50 packs in a base station that doubles as a charging station so it's always ready to go, but $300 is a lot of money for a gaming headset these days.

SteelSeries Siberia 840

SteelSeries Siberia 840 review: A minor (and optional) upgrade to the old Siberia 800

The new Siberia 840 adds Bluetooth to the old Siberia 800/H Wireless model, but not much else.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 PC impressions: A smooth-running romp through meme-filled San Francisco

After the ultra-dour death march of the original Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 targets San Francisco and a more light-hearted feel. Even better? The PC version runs smoothly...most of the time.

Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 review: New stealth highs hobbled by frustrating PC performance lows

Dishonored 2 has some of the most creative levels ever seen in a stealth game, but it might as well not exist if you're struggling with the PC version's performance issues.

Xbox One Streaming to Rift

You'll be able to stream Xbox One games on the Oculus Rift in December

The Xbox One might not have a dedicated virtual reality headset yet, but now you can play its games through the Oculus Rift on Windows 10.