Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Razer Huntsman TE

Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition review: This stripped-down plank is laser-focused on 'pro' features

Razer's Huntsman TE is one of the few keyboards (or maybe the only one) that combines optical switches, PBT keycaps, backlighting, and a portable tenkeyless design.

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20 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.

Halo: Reach (PC)

Halo: Reach PC impressions: The prodigal son returns to the PC, with some quirks

Halo's back on PC for the first time in over a decade and that's got us nostalgic, even if lackluster graphics settings and mouse-and-keyboard snags put a damper on the Halo: Reach experience.

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The Steam Autumn Sale's surprisingly steep game deals feel like the good ol' days

Gears 5 for half-price and $25 for the whole of Hitman 2 make the Steam Autumn Sale feel almost like an old Steam Sale, for the first time in a long time.

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Oculus Link beta impressions: Connecting Oculus Quest to PCs negates the Rift

With Oculus Link, the standalone Oculus Quest VR headset gives you the performance of a PC headset when you want it, and mobility when you don't. It's not perfect, but it's the future.

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This week in games: A Divinity: Original Sin board game, rumors of a new Mass Effect, and more

Plus: All the Black Friday sales kick off a week early, Grinding Gear unveils pseudo-sequel Path of Exile 2, and a bizarre Stadia launch trailer. This is gaming news for November 18 to 22.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB SE

Corsair Virtuoso RGB SE review: Finally a fancy headset to match the rest of Corsair's hardware

Corsair's new Virtuoso RGB SE doesn't sound quite as good as it looks, but it looks really damn good. If nothing else, it's a much-needed alternative to Corsair's cheap Void line.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is a full-length VR prequel coming in 2020, and Valve Index owners get it free

And no, Half-Life: Alyx isn't Half-Life 3. More like Half-Life 1.5, if we're going to give it a label.

Jedi: Fallen Order

Jedi: Fallen Order review: The Star Wars game you're looking for

Jedi: Fallen Order borrows liberally from other games, but a strong supporting cast, clever level design, and a cute little droid companion make Respawn's Star Wars story more than the sum of its parts.

Google Stadia

Google Stadia review: A glimpse of a future some other company will probably perfect

Google's game streaming service Stadia is occasionally exciting, often disappointing, and more than a little perplexing, releasing this week full of half-finished features and a subscription that serves barely any purpose.

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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.

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero

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.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

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.