Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - Work Area

Is upgrading a laptop's SSD and RAM worth it? We try it in the Dell Inspiron 15 7000

Is it worth it to upgrade a laptop's RAM or storage? We had a chance to find out when Dell asked us to test the upgradability of its Inspiron 15 7000.

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You can play XCOM 2 for free through April 30, and it's not the only freebie right now

It's a great week for tactics games already, what with XCOM: Chimera Squad and Gears Tactics on the horizon, but those behind-the-curve can fill their time for free with XCOM 2—for a few days, anyway.

Ancient Enemy

Ancient Enemy review: Somehow 'fancy solitaire' is one of my favorite games of 2020

Ancient Enemy is a beer-and-pretzels adventure you can have by yourself, a solitaire-based battler that's the perfect sort-of mindless for these times.

Fallout 76 - Wastelanders

Fallout 76 re-review: The free Wastelanders expansion deserves a second trip into West Virginia

Hell, if you like Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Wastelanders is potentially a better follow-up than Fallout 4.

Crysis Remastered

Crytek announces Crysis remaster releasing this summer

With software-based ray tracing and volumetric fog, the question is...can your PC run Crysis…Remastered?

Steam Summer Games Festival

Valve supplants E3 with its third all-digital Steam Game Festival—and this one could be huge

The third iteration of the Steam Game Festival goes live June 9 to 14. Will Valve be able to get some bigger publishers and developers onboard for this pseudo-E3 replacement? We'll see.

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Kick back and chill with these relaxing PC games

Sick of stress and action? Grab a cold one and chill with these relaxing PC games.

Google Stadia

Google's Stadia is finally 'free' now, but the game-streaming service still comes with caveats

Can we consider Stadia officially launched now? Because the laundry list of missing features is still about as long as it was in November—only now it's free-ish.

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VR is keeping me sane while I'm stuck at home

If you've set up a virtual reality headset for Half-Life: Alyx, it can help take the edge off of self-isolation. You may not be able to visit the world beyond your house, but you can bring it to you.

Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3 review-in-progress: It's no Resident Evil 2

Linear levels, an abundance of shooting, and a plethora of cheap one-hit deaths make Resident Evil 3 a grind after last year's incredible RE2 remake.

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31 great games you can play on laptops and low-end PCs

No graphics card? No problem. These great games run on pretty much any PC or laptop.

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Best gaming mice: Find your perfect match

We put a small herd of gaming mice through their paces so you can find the best mouse for your needs.

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These 25 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.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx review: A great game burdened by astronomical expectations

Half-Life: Alyx isn't quite as revolutionary as you might hope, particularly if you're already well-versed in virtual reality, but it's undoubtedly one of the best games on the platform and hopefully the start of a resurgence for both the series and the hardware.

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal review: It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

We've been to hell and back again, and you know what? It's actually pretty fun down there on the return trip, so long as you bring your own BFG 9000.