Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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Oculus teases a standalone Rift headset that blends the best of PC and mobile VR

Oculus wants to move beyond the Rift with a standalone, self-contained VR headset.

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Oculus provides a tantalizing glimpse at social VR's future

At Oculus Connect 3, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg provided a tantalizing glimpse at what social VR could become.

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Gears of War 4 (PC) review: Passing the torch

Gears of War 4 struggles with pacing issues and a bland protagonist, but it works well as a passing-the-torch installment bridging the old and new trilogies.


Virginia review: This detective thriller adapts the language of film to games

Virginia's extensive use of jump and match cuts makes it the meeting point of games and film, though it's not the best of experiments.

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This week in games: Amazon reveals 3 games at TwitchCon, Steam Controller skins appear

Plus: New Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 trailers, Quantum Break hits Steam, Lo Wang meets Stan Bush, and more. This is gaming news for September 26 through 30.

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Logitech's C922 webcam is the revered C920's vastly upgraded successor

Announced at TwitchCon, the Logitech C922 allows for automatic background removal and 720p/60 captures.

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Wasteland 3 heads to a crowdfunding campaign, and the snowy wastes of Colorado

After winning PCWorld's game of the year award in 2014 with Wasteland 2, InXile's hoping to bottle some crowdfunding magic yet again with Wasteland 3.

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Razer’s DeathAdder Elite upgrades the ever-popular gaming mouse's capabilities

For its tenth anniversary the DeathAdder gets new mechanical switches and what Razer claims is the "world's best" optical sensor.

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Forza Horizon 3 review: The best arcade racing series around roars onto PCs

Forza Horizon 3 is the best arcade racing has to offer in 2016, and now it's on PCs thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere endeavor.

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GOG Connect offers more no-cost, DRM-free copies of Steam games you already own

Want a DRM-free backup of your Steam library? This week, seventeen more games for you to duplicate into your GOG.com account for free.

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Xbox One S controller review: New features and custom colors make for a great successor

It's no Elite controller, but the new Xbox One S controller is a step up from the original stock Xbox One gamepad—and a colorful one at that, if you use the Xbox Design Lab.


This week in games: Blizzard ditches Battle.net, Gears of War 4 adds PC split-screen

Plus: A behind the scenes look at Star Citizen's problem-ridden development and Sniper Elite 4 shows off slow-motion Nazi murderin'. This is gaming news for September 19 through 23.

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Forza Horizon 3 (PC) review impressions: Get ready to make your graphics card sweat

Sure, your computer can run Crysis—but what about Forza Horizon 3's Australia? We'll see.

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Steve Jackson's Sorcery! review: A sprawling adventure of mind-boggling scale

The PC adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebooks has some rough edges, but it's a thrilling, sprawling adventure overall.

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Fixes for botched BioShock Remastered PC port coming

Mouse acceleration, FOV, and more are all planned for upcoming patches.