Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Steam - Spring Game Festival

Steam Spring Game Festival: Play over 40 game demos for free

Test drive over 40 games this week as indie developers collaborate on an all-digital replacement for GDC and E3.

Razer Viper Mini

Razer Viper Mini review: At 61 grams, this is one of the lightest gaming mice ever made

The Viper Mini is small, lightweight, and cheap, making it perfect for small-handed folk and as a child's first gaming mouse. Just be wary of the budget sensor.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Warzone

Call of Duty's free Warzone spinoff is the newest (and maybe last) magnificent battle royale

In Call of Duty: Warzone, a tense one-on-one respawn mechanic and excellent level design make for the best battle royale since Apex Legends. Now all it needs is a solo mode.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is officially coming to PC this summer. What's next?

Sony says Horizon's arrival on PC isn't necessarily indicative of future plans for other games. Still, we've got our fingers crossed for Bloodborne.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps review: A lively adventure in the shadow of the forest of death

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is more than the sum of its parts, but only barely. Increased mobility and a bevy of beautiful environs carry the day, but it's still a fairly familiar adventure with some awkward middle-chapter pacing.

Murder by Numbers

Murder by Numbers review: Come for the Picross, stay for the pi-crimes

Murder by Numbers blends police procedural and Picross puzzling, a unique combination that will keep you solving crimes far longer than intended.

Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved on PC sparks fond memories of a simpler time

Coming up on two decades old, the original Halo: Combat Evolved hasn't aged very well—but we still have a soft spot for it, and now that it's on Steam it's easier than ever to access on PC.

Baldur's Gate III

Three hours with Baldur's Gate III: No Infinity Engine, no problem

Baldur's Gate III ditches the Infinity Engine, but the spirit of the series feels intact in Larian's long-awaited sequel.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps feels familiar, but finds the extraordinary in the ordinary

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a bit too familiar after a generation of Metroid mimics, but an eye for the otherworldly helps make it more than the sum of its mechanics.

Corsair K95 Platinum XT

Corsair K95 Platinum XT review: A lot of keyboard for a lot of money

Corsair's K95 Platinum XT keyboard remains an ostentatious option aimed at a select few, but new Elgato integration, PBT keycaps, and a plush wrist rest make it better than ever.

ps4 controller

If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X live up to the hype, $500 is a steal

Rumors that the PlayStation 5 is costing Sony $450 to manufacture have the internet in a furor, but is a $500 or $600 console so outrageous in 2020?

Half-Life: Alyx

Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx's release date, but it's nearly impossible to buy a VR headset right now

Six weeks out from Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's Index headset is still unavailable. So is Oculus's Quest and Rift S.

The Division 2: Warlords of New York

The Division 2: Warlords of New York heads back to NYC, and makes you wonder why we had to leave

The Division 2: Warlords of New York finally sends agents to Brooklyn—as part of the sequel, not the original game. It's an ambitious expansion, but also the latest example of "Games as a Service" going through growing pains.

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-54T-76PY)

Acer Swift 5 review: A small miracle

The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-54T-76PY) is one of the lightest clamshell laptops ever made, but it compromises performance and battery life to take home that honor.

Steam Backlog

Why 2020's a rare perfect time to dig into your video game backlog

You probably won't be able to finish every unplayed game you own, but with the spring release calendar looking this empty you can certainly make a dent.