Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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It's time: We need a unified RGB lighting standard

RGB lighting will never reach its full potential if hardware manufacturers continue to insist on proselytizing a dozen different SDKs, vying for inclusion on the year's hottest games to the exclusion of the competition. We need a standard.

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Tetris Effect review: So much more than Tetris

Tetris Effect wraps age-old ideas in a modern and meditative skin, a work of art that you just happen to interact with by stacking blocks and clearing rows.

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This week in games: Origin makes a PC with every modern console inside, Netflix's Witcher trailer

Plus: Destiny 2's annual Solstice of Heroes event will mark the debut of the Armor 2.0 system, Overwatch put out hero number 31, and more. This is gaming news for July 22 to 26.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood review impressions: A fearless and flawed experiment

Health bars? In a Wolfenstein game? You'd better believe it. Youngblood is one hell of a departure for the series, though there's a lot to admire if you can get your head around it.

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These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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Why July is a barren wasteland for new video games

We all know summer is the last remaining dry spot in the year's torrent of game releases, but why? The answer: It's Europe's fault, probably.

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This week in games: A Cities: Skylines com-poo-ter, a new story for PUBG, and a new Valve game

Plus: Netflix's Witcher adaptation continues to look uninspiring, Ubisoft details its upcoming subscription service, and more. This is gaming news for July 15 to 19.

Audeze Mobius

Audeze Mobius review: This gimmick-ridden headset doesn't need the gimmicks to sound great

Audeze's debut gaming headset, the Mobius, boasts sound quality that justifies its high sticker price—but it's undermined slightly by some first-time-out errors.

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Acer Nitro 7 review: A good budget gaming laptop that made some hard choices

Acer's Nitro 7 focuses on its display and storage instead of its internal components, an odd choice for a gaming laptop. Acer's own Predator Helios 300 may be a better budget option.

Elgato Stream Deck Mini

Elgato Stream Deck Mini review: All your streaming actions and enhancements are a button push away

Elgato's refined Stream Deck Mini is the perfect tool for any streamer, with the same power and most of the flexibility of the larger sibling, but in a smaller, cheaper, and more durable package.

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Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer's best friend

Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.

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This week in games: Blizzard sics DeepMind on its StarCraft II players, Cuphead heads to Netflix

Plus The Bard's Tale IV is getting a director's cut with "thousands of fixes and tweaks," Amazon announces a Lord of the Rings MMO, and Ion Maiden loses its fight with Iron Maiden. This is gaming news for July 8 to 12.

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GOG Galaxy 2.0 hands-on: The only game launcher you need? Not yet, but maybe someday

As PC gaming becomes more and more fractured, the next logical step is for someone to come along and hook all these disparate launchers together. GOG Galaxy 2.0 tries to do exactly that, and the results are already promising—with a few exceptions.

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Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

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15 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2019 (so far)

Over 4,000 games have been released on Steam in 2019. It's easy to miss some gems, so we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the first half of the year.