We go hands-on with Code Vein a.k.a. "Dark Souls meets gloomy vampire anime," experiment with its lifesaving companion mechanics, and wield a sword taller than our main character. As you do.
We go hands on with the Sea of Thieves closed beta, get drunk, fight sharks, fight other pirates, die, get drunk, and generally cause a ruckus.
Rusty Lake Paradise's brand of Victorian Gothic weirdness is still unique enough to earn a wholehearted recommendation.
Plus: Epic shifts developers from Paragon to Fortnite, Age of Empires remaster gets a release date, and Fox teases a new Alien shooter instead of the Alien: Isolation sequel everyone wanted. This is gaming news for January 15 to 19.
The best free PC games will give you a good time even if you don't have a dime to spare.
Final Fantasy XV demands a whopping 155GB of storage space if you want 4K HDR visuals. Better start clearing out your hard drives.
Plus: Cyberpunk 2077 shows signs of life, Creative Assembly announces Total War: Three Kingdoms, and Stellaris adds Death Stars. This is gaming news for January 8 through 12.
NZXT's N7 Z370 looks "finished" in a way most motherboards don't, bringing the NZXT minimalist aesthetic over from NZXT cases. It's pricey, though.
Razer's answer to Logitech's Powerplay mousepad and mice is here, but with a twist: There's no battery inside the HyperFlux Mamba. It's powered directly from the new Razer Firefly HyperFlux, and that's it.
HTC's Vive Pro boasts "78 percent more pixels" and more, as VR's second generation of hardware heats up.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm isn’t as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but it's an excellent refinement of those ideas and a solid prequel.
Plus: Need for Speed: Payback is adding online free-roam, CCP Newcastle was sold, Titanic: Adventure Out of Time lands on GOG.com, and more. This is gaming news for January 1 to 5.
Some of 2017's best games weren't gorgeous—and that's encouraging.
Mad Catz filed for bankruptcy in 2017, killed off by a pile of unsold Rock Band guitars. Less than a year later the brand owners have resurrected it though, along with an updated set of PC peripherals.
2018's new PC games have big shoes to fill after a stellar 2017. They're off to a good start.