Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Code Vein

Code Vein hands-on preview: Sort of anime, sort of Dark Souls

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.

Sea Of Thieves

Sea of Thieves beta: Come for the pirates, stay for the beautiful waves

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

Rusty Lake Paradise review: Bizarre and brilliant

Rusty Lake Paradise's brand of Victorian Gothic weirdness is still unique enough to earn a wholehearted recommendation.

Two Point Hospital

This week in games: Theme Hospital's spiritual successor, rumors of Fable's return from death

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.

fortnite battle royale

The best free PC games

The best free PC games will give you a good time even if you don't have a dime to spare.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's PC port needs up to 155GB of storage space

Final Fantasy XV demands a whopping 155GB of storage space if you want 4K HDR visuals. Better start clearing out your hard drives.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris

This week in games: Big Destiny 2 changes revealed, Dark Souls finally gets a proper PC port

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 N7 Z370

NZXT's debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever

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 HyperFlux Firefly and Mamba

Razer's HyperFlux Mamba is a self-charging mouse with no wires and no battery

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 Vive Pro

The HTC Vive Pro's upgrades make the Vive finally feel complete

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

Life is Strange: Before the Storm review: A small town and smaller stakes

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.

Monster Hunter: World

This week in games: PUBG goes to Hollywood, Monster Hunter: World gets a PC release window

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.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Some of 2017's best games were ugly, and that's a good thing

Some of 2017's best games weren't gorgeous—and that's encouraging.

Mad Catz RAT Air

Mad Catz is back from the dead with new PC gaming hardware

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.

sea of thieves

The new PC games we're excited for in 2018

2018's new PC games have big shoes to fill after a stellar 2017. They're off to a good start.