Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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Hayden writes about games for PCWorld and doubles as the resident Zork enthusiast.

Edge of Nowhere

Insomniac bets big on VR with a trio of games, including an “urban magic fight club”

With Edge of Nowhere and two other newly-announced games on the way, Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac's making a big bet on the fledgling tech.

Quantum Break

Quantum Break (PC) review: A time-bending adventure hobbled by technical mishaps

Microsoft's push into PC gaming continues to be hobbled by shoddy PC ports, as driven home by the otherwise excellent Quantum Break.

This week in games: Titanfall 2 teased, Ghostbusters revealed, and Dark Souls III goes retro

Plus the new Ghostbusters game looks like a bust, and Stellaris, Sherlock, and Shadwen all drop new trailers.

Rainbow Six Siege

PSA: Doom, Rainbow Six: Siege, Battleborn, and Overwatch are all free to play this weekend

Got plans this weekend? No? Well now you do. Rainbow Six, Doom, Battleborn, and Overwatch are all free or "free" this weekend.

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Virtual reality is incredible, but that doesn't mean you should buy a Rift or Vive yet

Most people shouldn't buy an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive yet. Virtual reality is amazing, but it's still an expensive first-generation product with kinks and software support to work out.

Battleborn

Gearbox's Borderlands/MOBA mash-up Battleborn enters free open beta on PC today

Battleborn's "Borderlands Plus A MOBA" action is in open beta from April 13 - 18.

Urban Empire

Urban Empire preview: SimCity, from the eyes of a minor government official

Live out your fantasies of a C-tier government position in this latest city builder from Kalypso and Fragment Production.

IKEA VR Experience

This week in games: IKEA wins VR, Ben Affleck cries over Dark Souls, and more

Plus: A US Representative burns $1,000+ of campaign funds on Steam games, and Fable Legends clings to life. This is gaming news for April 4 - 8.

Doom wallpaper

Doom's open multiplayer beta kicks off next week

Didn't preorder Wolfenstein to get into the closed beta? Looks like you'll still get to try Doom's multiplayer before launch, for at least a weekend.

htc vive vr headset

HTC Vive review: Reach out and touch the virtual world

If we chart the progression of video games from Spacewar and Zork all the way through to 2016, then the HTC Vive is the next logical step towards realism.

Apollo 11 VR

The HTC Vive's best SteamVR games and virtual reality experiences

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset may be impressive hardware, but it's the games and experiences that will make or break virtual reality. Here are the best SteamVR games in the HTC Vive launch lineup.

Quantum Break

Quantum Break PC performance: Running fine, Windows Store flaws aside

Quantum Break's PC port isn't perfect thanks to the Windows Store's inherent issues, but it runs (mostly) fine.

Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III (PC) review impressions: Die in 60 glorious frames per second

Dark Souls III committing to new consoles for this go-round makes it easily the best-looking game in the series.

The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division review: Bow before the Grind

Tom Clancy's The Division is a grind in every sense of the word.

half life 2

This week in games: Half-Life 3 confirmed, and hopefully you didn't fall for that one

Plus: Doom gets a live-action trailer and Dark Souls gets an eighties action trailer. This is gaming news for March 28 - April 1.