Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has all the usual multiplayer options, and no singleplayer, but the new Blackout battle royale mode is the star of the show. It's like Battlegrounds without all the jank.
Plus: Microsoft reputedly close to buying Obsidian, Stories Untold studio No Code unveils its second game, and Star Citizen adds another trailer to the pile. This is gaming news for October 8 to 12.
Razer's Naga Trinity finally makes the MMO mouse a little less niche by allowing you to swap in 12-button, 7-button, and 2-button side panels on-the-fly.
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey doesn't have an educational Discovery Tour mode yet, but there is history to discover—as long as you know which menu it's hidden under.
The Omen Mindframe gaming headset makes its mark with thermoelectric cooling in the earcups. It works as advertised, but HP misses on some basics.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey fills its massive Ancient Greece world with things to do, places to see, and philosophers to chat up while shaking up the series' staid core.
Plus: Surviving Mars unveils its first expansion, Mike Morhaime departs Blizzard after 27 years, and Divinity developer Larian stars in an hour-long documentary. This is gaming news for October 1 to 5.
Logitech's G305 and G603 give traveling gamers a choice of two wireless mice that are capable performers, easy to pack, and run on AA batteries.
GOG is giving Shadow Warrior 2 for free, and you'll also find killer deals and compelling game bundles as part of the site's 10th anniversary blow-out.
Plus Fallout 76 shows off its opening cinematic, Hitman 2 unveils its second mission, and an update on Telltale's woes. This is gaming news for September 24 to 28.
Join Adam and Dan as they play the Forza Horizon 4 maxed out on a Maingear F131
Antlion's ModMic 5 is the audiophile's alternative to a headset, by allowing you to add a studio-quality mic to your high-end headphones.
Incredibly comfortable and aided by cooling gel in the ear cups, the Razer Nari Ultimate is a haptics-enabled headset that doesn't feel like a one-off gimmick.
The Oculus Quest offers true standalone wireless VR, complete with handtracking that actually works. Most of the time.
The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.