Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Middle Earth: Shadow of War strips out loot boxes and reworks its end-game

The July 17 patch brings huge changes to Middle Earth: Shadow of War, removing all microtransactions and fixing the part of the game that felt most designed to coerce players into buying them.

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This week in games: More Witcher games, new Commandos, and Darksiders III gets a release date

Plus: Release dates for Bard's Tale IV and Monster Hunter: World, and Epic slashes its revenue share for the Unreal Marketplace—while giving all content creators four years of back-pay. This is gaming news for July 9 to 13.

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Steam’s useless 'Upcoming Releases' list embraces algorithms to become less useless

"Less than half of one percent of customers" clicked on Steam's old Upcoming Releases page, so the bar is pretty low for the new algorithm-driven "Popular Upcoming" list.

Prey: Mooncrash

Prey: Mooncrash review: Expansion or not, this is one of 2018's best and most unique games

Drawing inspiration from roguelikes, Mooncrash's constant tension and resource management allow Prey's already impressive web of systems to truly shine.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

This week in games: Dead Island 2 revival, Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC and Shenmue on PC

Plus Rocket League is free all weekend, Bethesda talks smack about Sony's crossplay restrictions, and the Vive Pro finally gets properly pricey bundles. This is gaming news for July 2 to 6.

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Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price

The Razer Blade Stealth is a great laptop made even greater in this generation with a quad-core CPU. But compared to similar laptop competitors, there's one thing it still needs.

The Crew 2

The Crew 2 review: A bad racing game I can't help falling in love with

The Crew 2 hits almost the exact same highs and lows as its predecessor, a compelling fantasy of American car culture that's less fun as soon as you start actually racing.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Review impressions: The definitive Crash Bandicoot experience in 2018 is on the PC, and that's bizarre

Once a PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot now joins the long list of games that are "Best on PC," thanks to lower-latency monitors and a higher frame rate.

Myst IV: Revelation

Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation are back on sale for the first time in a decade

For Myst's 25th anniversary, Cyan and Ubisoft finally worked out a deal on Mysts III and IV—meaning the entire series is on sale again (legally) for the first time in 10 years.

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The 10 best PC games of 2018 (so far)

Halfway through 2018, these are the best PC games we've played so far.

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The Intergalactic Steam Summer Sale: 15 great picks for under $5

There are currently 26 thousand games (and DLC, etc.) on sale on Steam, and 14 thousand of those cost less than $5. We've grabbed some of the better ones.

The Intergalactic Steam Summer Sale

The Intergalactic Steam Sale kicks off with steep deals on PC games, a $2.50 Steam Link, and an alien-blasting side activity

The Steam Summer Sale returns once more, this time with the cheapest price we've ever seen on the standalone Steam Link, plus the most ambitious minigame Valve's made in a while, "Saliens."

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Hands-on: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is like XCOM with a quirky personality

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden blends XCOM-like tactical action with real-time exploration reminiscent of isometric RPGs. Oh, and a pig wearing biker gang clothes and wielding a shotgun.

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43 must-see PC games at E3 2018: Watch every trailer

E3 may be considered a console show, but most of the blockbusters announced are coming to PCs, too. We've sifted through the major events to find the most noteworthy new games.

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Dying Light 2 builds more heart and brains into one of the best zombie games ever

Dying Light 2 adds deeper storytelling and branching player choices on top of the original's superb parkour-infused gameplay.