Hayden DingmanGames reporter, PCWorld

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GOG Galaxy

GOG's Galaxy client, a DRM-free Steam alternative, enters open beta

And in typical GOG fashion, it's all about providing options. Don't like Galaxy? That's fine, don't use it!

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PC gaming is finally getting a dedicated E3 event

E3 is typically a console-centric show, but the PC Gaming Show aims to shine a spotlight on the most powerful gaming platform around.


Steam now lets developers sniff out cheaters and swing the banhammer

Tired of cheaters? Valve now lets developers detect and ban "disruptive players" from games semi-autonomously.

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Free game alert: Origin’s latest “On the House” game is Ultima VIII

Sure, it's not even close to the quality of Ultima VII. But hey, it's free.


Steam kills off controversial paid mods feature for Skyrim

Following four days of player anger, Steam finally puts the kibosh on paid mods for Skyrim. But maybe not for other games?


Days later, Steam community is still in an uproar over paid mods debacle

It's been four long, tumultuous days to be a PC gamer. We round up what happened this past weekend, from Gabe Newell's Reddit Q&A to mod theft to in-game pop-ups.

Dungeons 2

Dungeons 2 review: Almost the Dungeon Keeper 3 you've been waiting for

Dungeons 2 is neither a great RTS nor a great Dungeon Keeper game. But it's pretty good at both.

Alan Wake

This week in games: GTA V mods, the Alan Wake 2 that could have been, and more

Plus: That Mad Max game looks amazing, someone beat Bloodborne with a Rock Band guitar, and WWE is coming to the PC—this is gaming news for the week of April 20.


Valve now allows devs to charge for Steam Workshop mods, community riots

Valve says it's to support mod developers. Community says Valve is made up of money-grubbing Hitlers. The truth is maybe somewhere in the middle.

Chip's Challenge

Classic puzzler Chip's Challenge and an unreleased sequel hitting Steam in May

This is the first time in over a decade that the legendary Chip's Challenge will be easily (legally) available.

Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard announces Heroes of the Storm release date and open beta

Soon you'll be able to pit the stars of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, and other Blizzard games against each other in Heroes of the Storm.

Star Wars Battlefront

This week in games: Star Wars: Battlefront's first trailer revealed, Project Cars runs at 12K, and more

Plus: Dying Light gets official mod tools from Techland, Abe's Exoddus is getting an HD remake, and more. This is gaming news for the week of April 13.


Grand Theft Auto V community hacks in basic Oculus Rift VR support

Thanks to a third-party tool called VorpX, you can immerse yourself in virtual Los Angeles. Minus the great Mexican food.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma

Razer's tenkeyless Blackwidow Tournament Edition keyboard refreshed with RGB lighting

Sick of that RGB keyboard taking up your entire desk? Now there's a tenkeyless variant.

Grand Theft Auto V (PC)

Grand Theft Auto V PC impressions: Los Angeles never looked this pretty in real life

Grand Theft Auto V finally made it to PC...but did it make it intact? We take the PC version for a (gorgeous) spin.