Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Surviving the Aftermath

Surviving the Aftermath hands-on: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine(ish)

If you're more a glass half-empty person, Paradox has a post-apocalyptic alternative to the eternally optimistic Surviving Mars. Can it break out from its predecessor's shadow though? We trudged through nuclear winter to find out.

Crusader Kings III

PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving the Aftermath, and more

After eight years and over a dozen expansions, Crusader Kings II is getting a sequel—or an heir, if you prefer. That, plus expansions for Hearts of Iron IV, BattleTech, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris, and more inside.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

This week in games: Internet Archive adds 2,500 DOS games, Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 delayed

Plus: Free copies of Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer, the surprise release of Postal 4, and Riot announces both a shooter and a card game. This is gaming news for October 14 to 18.

Astro A50 (2019)

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money

Expensive as ever, Astro's redesigned A50 nevertheless makes a case for its sticker price with a sleeker charging cradle, a return to the more reliable 2.4GHz band, and a refined audio profile.

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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium review-in-progress: This deep detective RPG bends itself around your choices

It's hard to imagine seeing everything in Disco Elysium.

doom eternal

This week in games: Doom delayed until March, Call of Duty's 175GB install

Plus: Blizzard's ongoing troubles with China, a new Surviving Mars spin-off, and a detective game that centers around Picross puzzles. This is gaming news for October 7 to 11.

Sennheiser GSP 370

Sennheiser's GSP 370 gaming headset touts a 100-hour battery life

That's more than three times our current frontrunner, the HyperX Cloud Wireless, which claims up to 30 hours. Quite an impressive feat—if it holds up.

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex review: This strategy game nails the John Wick feel

John Wick Hex is a satisfying strategy game that aptly captures the feel of the films in a way no true action game could, though the difficulty ramp-up might drive some away.

The Bradwell Conspiracy

The Bradwell Conspiracy review: You can unravel this one in an afternoon

An explosion at the Stonehenge Museum? A gun that prints objects? The Bradwell Conspiracy starts like a great Portal-style puzzler, but doesn't have the range or flexibility to keep it interesting.

Red Dead Redemption 2

This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to PC

Plus: Sony breaks down the cross-play walls, Gearbox settles (some of) its legal battles, and a Twitch streamer goes full goose. This is gaming news for September 30 to October 4.

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Best gaming keyboards: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards

We sifted through the latest and greatest mechanical keyboards to come up with our top recommendations.

Topre Realforce RGB

Realforce RGB gaming keyboard review: Even for Topre fans this is a tough call

The Realforce RGB is a tough call. Even Topre switch fans may balk at paying $300 for a generic design, dim backlight, and ABS keycaps.

Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review: Not impossible, but not very fun either

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lacks most of the original game's charm, and its final gauntlet is more tedious than taxing.

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EA will give you a free month of Origin Access if you turn on 2FA (which you should do anyway)

EA's giving away a month of its Origin Access Basic subscription service just for eating your vegetables. And if you already did? Don't worry, you get a free month too.