Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars turns catastrophe into inspiration as humanity claws for the stars

We saw our first demo of Surviving Mars, the new city builder from Tropico devs Haemimont, and the takeaway? Death can come swiftly and silently on Mars—but that makes survival so much sweeter.

Phantom Dust

Microsoft's Phantom Dust remaster brings the cult Xbox classic to PCs, for free

The 2004 cult classic Phantom Dust finally is landing on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One today, for free.

Steam Logo

This year's Steam Summer Sale dates have already leaked

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 dates have apparently leaked. Prepare your wallets accordingly.

hitman

This week in games: Square Enix abandons Hitman, Assassin's Creed rumors point to Egypt

Plus: Someone beat Prey in 20 minutes, Need for Speed confirmed for 2017, Mass Effect also put "on hiatus," and Strafe's launch trailer is even better than the game itself. This is gaming news for May 8 through 12.

Surviving Mars

Paradox teams with Tropico's devs for Surviving Mars, lends a hand on BattleTech

At PDXCon, Paradox unveiled a new Europa Universalis IV expansion, a Mars survival game with Tropico's developers, and that it's now publishing BattleTech.

Divinity: Original Sin II - GM Mode

Divinity: Original Sin II's Game Master Mode is the tabletop RPG sim you've been waiting for

Divinity: Original Sin II's custom campaign tools, called Game Master Mode, has players rolling virtual dice like an actual tabletop role-playing game.

Prey (2017)

Prey (PC) review: System Shock's spirit lives in this mammoth, intertwined space station

Exploring Prey's mammoth Talos I space station and discovering its secrets is a constant source of joy, even when the combat and story falter.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

It's not the most powerful gaming laptop ever made, but a quad-core i5 and a 1050 for only $850? That's a steal of a price.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

This week in games: Dota 2 co-op, Darksiders III revealed, and The Witcher 3 in glorious 8K

Plus: Valve opens up about receiving 75,000 support requests per day, Oculus shuts down Story Studio, and Rocket League is free for the weekend. This is gaming news for May 1 through 5.

Prey (2017)

Prey's PC port isn't perfect, but it runs like a champ

Prey's not the best-looking PC game ever made, and there are a few nagging issues, but compared to Dishonored 2 it runs like a dream.

PC Gaming Show - 2017

The PC Gaming Show returns to E3, but without AMD

Expect trailers from PC-centric publishers like Bohemia, Tripwire, Nexon, and more as the PC Gaming Show rolls into its third year at E3.

Everything

Everything review: Live a thousand lives in this ambitious recreation of the universe

Everything asks you to contemplate your place in the universe by experiencing the point-of-view of hundreds of other creatures, plants, and objects.

Outlast II

Outlast 2 review: Fear turns to frustration

Outlast 2 has a few solid horror moments, but undermines those scares with tedious gameplay.

Forza Horizon 3 - Hot Wheels expansion

This week in games: Forza Horizon 3 gets Hot Wheels, Terry Crews gets a wild Old Spice PC

Plus: The unveiling of Night Trap's 25th Anniversary Edition, someone speedruns Dark Souls 3 in an hour and a half, and Planet Coaster shows off its "make everybody vomit" cheat code. This is gaming news for April 24 to 28.

Logitech G213 Prodigy

Logitech G213 Prodigy review: An ambitious keyboard that's oversized and overpriced

An exorbitant price, flimsy construction, and an overly large footprint undermine the high-end rubber-dome switch in Logitech's gaming keyboard.