Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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John Romero celebrates Doom's 25th anniversary with Sigil, a free fifth chapter for the original game

John Romero's apparently spent the last two years working on a nine-level mod for the original 1993 Doom, titled Sigil. Also, it's free.

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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.

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Whirlwind FX VortX review: The PC's first 'environmental simulator' is just hot air for now

Whirlwind FX's VortX promises to be the "world's first environmental simulator for PC gaming," but first-generation hardware woes make this experiment mostly a bust.

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This week in games: Call of Duty starts selling sans-Zombies, DayZ preps Early Access exit

Plus: Below finally gets a solid release date (soon!), Ubisoft Club Units get a two-year timer, and Just Cause 4 features one of the best Easter eggs in years. This is gaming news for December 3 to 7.

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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile review: Get a laptop feel on your desktop PC

Corsair's new K70 is the first to feature Cherry's new Low Profile MX switch, recreating a laptop feel on a desktop keyboard. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's pretty damn nice regardless.

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All the big reveals at The Game Awards 2018

We rounded up all the major trailers from the 2018 Game Awards, including quite a few "World Premieres" and a few 2019 release dates.

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17 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

These graphically intense PC games crank the eye candy to 11—and make your PC sweat while they're at it.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone

CS:GO finally ditches its archaic $15 price tag and embraces free-to-play, timed with an 18-player battle royale(ish) mode called Danger Zone.

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Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared

With a better revenue split and a focus on communication, Epic's new storefront makes a compelling offer to developers—and where developers go, players will have to follow.

Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 review impressions: A buggy and boring overhaul

Just Cause 4 takes the series in a new direction, but not entirely successfully. It's also replete with bugs, as of release.

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This week in games: Obsidian teases a game reveal, the FTC pledges to look into loot boxes

Plus: BioWare hints at Dragon Age news for December, Nier: Automata gets a Game of the Year edition, and Pathologic 2 goes episodic. This is gaming news for November 26 to 30.

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Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right

If publishers don't want to put their games on Steam, that's fine—but they'd better make sure their replacement launcher reaches a baseline level of quality.

Razer Mamba Wireless (2018)

Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) review: It nails the fundamentals

With the 2018 Mamba Wireless, Razer's stripped away the gimmicks and focused on the fundamentals. The result? A well-made but unremarkable wireless mouse.

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Darksiders III review: A slightly disappointing sequel that hopefully merits another

Darksiders III isn't bad per se, but its constrained scope and inessential story don't live up to six year's worth of expectations.

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Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo review: Cherry-style RGB switches done right

Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo finally does right by Cherry-style RGB switches, with half-height keycaps letting the backlight shine out in all directions. It's eye-catching, to say the least.