Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Antlion Modmic 5

Antlion ModMic 5 review: The best headset mic you can get, but is it worth it?

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.

Razer Nari Ultimate

Razer Nari Ultimate review: This haptics-enabled gaming headset lets you literally feel the groove

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.

Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

The Oculus Quest offers true standalone wireless VR, complete with handtracking that actually works. Most of the time.

oculus quest action

The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.

Life is Strange 2

Life is Strange 2, Episode One review: The hard road

Life is Strange 2's opening chapter tackles a whole litany of touchy topics through the eyes of a teenage boy and his younger brother.

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.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 review: Seasons and social hooks make the best arcade racer even better

Forza Horizon 4 brings the four seasons, Scottish streets, and a richer multiplayer experience.

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Destiny 2: Forsaken review: There's a reason to play Destiny every day again

Destiny 2's second-year refresh, Forsaken, caps off a troubled first year by fixing most of players' longstanding complaints with the end-game and multiplayer.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

This week in games: Telltale hit with major layoffs and THQ continues its buying spree

Plus LawBreakers shuts down its servers, Call of Cthulhu puts out an eerie trailer, and Frostpunk releases a free expansion. This is gaming news for September 17 to 21.

Cube Escape: Paradox

Cube Escape: Paradox review: There's nothing else like this surreal room-escape/short film mash-up

The Rusty Lake series gets even weirder in Cube Escape: Paradox, a room-escape game mashed together with a 20-minute short film.

The Bard's Tale IV

The Bard's Tale IV review impressions: An enthralling adventure hobbled by PC performance issues

Ten hours in, The Bard's Tale IV has all the makings of a special adventure, but it's crippled by long load times and other technical issues

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII - Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode is like PUBG without the jank

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, Blackout, is like a more polished version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but lacks a distinct identity of its own.

katamari damacy

This week in games: Katamari Damacy finally rolls onto PCs, Tencent's snowboarding battle royale

Plus: Alan Wake is headed to TVs, the Yakuza devs announce "courtroom thriller" Project Judge, and Ubisoft reveals an Assassin's Creed III remaster (for some reason). This is gaming news for September 10 to 14.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's Exploration Mode isn't afraid of letting players get lost

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey includes an exploration mode that strips away most map markers and forces you to rely on directions and clues to find locations, instead.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: An unsatisfying end to the reboot trilogy

Shadow of the Tomb Raider plays just as well as the other Tomb Raider reboots, but the story loses the plot.