Plus: All the Black Friday sales kick off a week early, Grinding Gear unveils pseudo-sequel Path of Exile 2, and a bizarre Stadia launch trailer. This is gaming news for November 18 to 22.
Corsair's new Virtuoso RGB SE doesn't sound quite as good as it looks, but it looks really damn good. If nothing else, it's a much-needed alternative to Corsair's cheap Void line.
And no, Half-Life: Alyx isn't Half-Life 3. More like Half-Life 1.5, if we're going to give it a label.
Jedi: Fallen Order borrows liberally from other games, but a strong supporting cast, clever level design, and a cute little droid companion make Respawn's Star Wars story more than the sum of its parts.
Google's game streaming service Stadia is occasionally exciting, often disappointing, and more than a little perplexing, releasing this week full of half-finished features and a subscription that serves barely any purpose.
Plus: a Shenmue III launch trailer, deep dives into Diablo IV and Crusader Kings III, Bethesda acquires Human Head's ashes, and more. This is gaming news for November 11 to 15.
Turtle Beach's wireless take on the Elite Atlas improves on the original with built-in controls, software-side support, and more. At twice the price though, this upgrade doesn't have the same breakout appeal.
Plus Wasteland 3 and Halo: Reach finally pin down release dates, and a brand new (beautiful) trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We recap all the biggest X019 announcements inside.
Need for Speed: Heat is probably the best series reboot EA's put out this entire console generation, but it arrives as the open-world racing formula is running out of gas.
With a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth support, the redesigned Elite Controller Series 2 is Microsoft's most convenient wireless controller to date.
These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.
Plus Payday 2 restarts active development with a new heist, Hideo Kojima goes into film production, and Kerbal Space Program 2 gets delayed. This is gaming news for November 4 to 8.
HP's Omen 17 has a reputation as a solid performer with a budget price, and its 2019 model follows suit. It's a heavy gaming laptop and the battery is a bummer, but a full RTX 2070 at this price? Believe it.
Witness, Red Dead Redemption II is a game that can bring a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to its knees...at 1080p. Seriously.
Planet Zoo's management layer is thin and its construction kit occasionally frustrating, but a cast of lifelike animals and an if-you-dream-it-you-can-build-it spirit make this one of the most charming builders ever.