Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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Tyranny (E3 2016)

Tyranny hands-on: Sow dissent and reshape the world in this branching bad-guy RPG

It's like Pillars of Eternity, but crossed with the faction-heavy politicking of Fallout: New Vegas or Alpha Protocol.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is Rare's grog-drinking, accordion-playing pirate silliness simulator

Sea of Thieves was our favorite game of E3 2016—at least, what little of the game currently exists.

Batman: A Telltale Series

Telltale's Batman is best when he takes off the mask

Batman: The Telltale Series promises to make Bruce Wayne as important as Batman—if not more so.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter review: A dreadful case

Three weak cases, one decent, and a lackluster finale make Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter a marked step back from its predecessor.

E3 2016

In pictures: This powerful hardware symbolizes E3 2016's PC gaming renaissance

E3's always been a console-focused show, but the PC was out in force for 2016. We were there to document all the PC-focused companies and hardware on-hand.

wilsons hearts

Wilson's Heart hands-on: Oculus's new VR showcase mixes creepy hospitals and crazy teddy bears

Wilson's Heart proves the potential of the made-for-VR Oculus Touch controllers—if you can make it through the entire thing.

quake champions

The 10 most exciting PC games of E3 2016

PC gaming got lots of love at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo, and these titles in particular set our hearts a-flutter.

deus ex mankind divided 4

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hands-on: Choose your own cyber-augmented adventure

Deus Ex's famed open gameplay returns in Mankind Divided.

Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 hands-on: Lo Wang gets even more wild with fast, furious 4-way action

Shadows Warrior 2: More Wang, more weapons, more d*ck jokes, more fun.

alienware backpack pc

Alienware's sleek backpack PC is a dorky, but practical solution to a big VR problem

Alienware's Radeon RX 480-powered backpack PC may look like something out of a cyberpunk dystopia, but it's a practical solution to one of VR's biggest problems: Being tethered to a computer.

star trek bridge crew

Hands-on: Star Trek Bridge Crew fulfills every geek's wildest starship fantasies in VR

Seize control of Starship Enterprise with four of your friends in virtual reality with Star Trek Bridge Crew.

Acer Predator 17

Acer Predator 17 review: One gimmicky fan can't make up for aging hardware

The Acer Predator 17 lets you swap out the optical drive for an extra fan, but novelty can't hide the machine's increasingly long-in-the-tooth discrete graphics.

xbox scorpio

Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio, the Xbox One's powerful, 4K-ready successor powered by AMD

The rumors were true. At E3 2016, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio, a powerful Xbox One successor capable of 4K resolution and VR gaming.

serious same vr

It's complicated: Oculus and Croteam explain controversial Serious Sam VR exclusivity offer

The virtual reality community exploded after a Croteam employee alleged that Oculus tried to buy exclusivity for Serious Sam VR. The truth is a bit more nuanced.

Obduction

Obduction hands-on: Myst's spiritual successor makes you feel small and mortal in VR

Since our first coverage of Obduction people have asked about virtual reality. Well, now we've got footage—though the Oculus version currently only puts out split-screen view on the main screen. Get ready to cross your eyes to watch our video.