Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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This week in games: Sonic loses his teeth, John Carmack steps back from Oculus

Plus: a Shenmue III launch trailer, deep dives into Diablo IV and Crusader Kings III, Bethesda acquires Human Head's ashes, and more. This is gaming news for November 11 to 15.

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The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure.

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Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero review: This wireless Elite Atlas is better in every way except price

Turtle Beach's wireless take on the Elite Atlas improves on the original with built-in controls, software-side support, and more. At twice the price though, this upgrade doesn't have the same breakout appeal.

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Microsoft Xbox X019: Age of Empires IV, new Rare and Obsidian games, xCloud on PC, and more

Plus Wasteland 3 and Halo: Reach finally pin down release dates, and a brand new (beautiful) trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We recap all the biggest X019 announcements inside.

Need for Speed: Heat

Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need for Speed this generation, but the formula's well-worn

Need for Speed: Heat is probably the best series reboot EA's put out this entire console generation, but it arrives as the open-world racing formula is running out of gas.

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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review: More of the same, but better

With a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth support, the redesigned Elite Controller Series 2 is Microsoft's most convenient wireless controller to date.

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These 22 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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This week in games: IO confirms Hitman 3 development, BioWare teases Dragon Age news for next month

Plus Payday 2 restarts active development with a new heist, Hideo Kojima goes into film production, and Kerbal Space Program 2 gets delayed. This is gaming news for November 4 to 8.

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HP Omen 17 (2019) review: Solid performance that's shockingly affordable

HP's Omen 17 has a reputation as a solid performer with a budget price, and its 2019 model follows suit. It's a heavy gaming laptop and the battery is a bummer, but a full RTX 2070 at this price? Believe it.

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Red Dead Redemption II PC impressions: Drop-dead gorgeous, if you can run it

Witness, Red Dead Redemption II is a game that can bring a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to its knees...at 1080p. Seriously.

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Planet Zoo review: Zoo Tycoon, but for people who want to build bear-themed bathrooms

Planet Zoo's management layer is thin and its construction kit occasionally frustrating, but a cast of lifelike animals and an if-you-dream-it-you-can-build-it spirit make this one of the most charming builders ever.

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This week in games: Look at this Terminator-themed Xbox One X and its ominous red eye

Plus Death Stranding's coming to PC next summer, Netflix puts out the first trailer for The Witcher, and Red Barrels teases Outlast 3 (or maybe not). This is gaming news for October 28 to November 1.

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BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Blizzard had quite a few announcements in store for BlizzCon 2019. Still no Warcraft IV, but what can you do?

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Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package

Alienware's redesigned m15 R2 is a gorgeous laptop that puts out impressive performance—though you should probably opt for the OLED upgrade.

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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.