Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback review: Pouring loot boxes on a tire fire

Need for Speed: Payback is the first full-price game to be irredeemably ruined by loot boxes. It probably won't be the last.

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII review: Not a remaster, but it might as well be

Nostalgia mitigates Call of Duty: WWII's weak story and bland characters, and multiplayer is better than before.

Watch Dogs

Uplay is giving Watch Dogs away for free this week

Ubisoft's giving the original Watch Dogs away for free in Uplay this week.

xbox one x

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's powerful 4K gaming console

The Xbox One X is a powerful 4K-capable cousin of the Xbox One S. Here are all the details.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

BlizzCon 2017 news recap: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, new Overwatch hero, more

Blizzard's BlizzCon 2017 reveals new features for Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone. Sorry, Diablo fans.

Best gaming mouse: 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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9 reasons why PC gaming is a better value than consoles

The PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X drive the point home: PC gaming is more affordable than ever and often a better value than consoles.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X review: A surprising amount of power in a very small box

The Xbox One X is faster than ever, and it also matches up to the majority (55 percent or more) of gaming PCs today—and for only $500. Pretty impressive, for a console.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Assassin's Creed: Origins review: Climb like an Egyptian

Assassin's Creed: Origins provides a solid foundation for the future, but a year off hasn't changed the series as much as you might've hoped.

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Horror classic Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth hits GOG with 'fixes for modern PCs'

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth is back, and the all-time horror great works this time.

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Same old keyboard, with comfy new wrist rest

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 sports a new Yellow switch and a magnetic wrist rest, but a lack of media keys and other modern luxuries leave it a bit behind the competition.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus review: No other game could pull this off

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus deftly blends social commentary with riding robo-dogs through Nazi-occupied streets.

Stronghold HD

Castle sim Stronghold HD is free on GOG today

GOG is giving away free copies of Stronghold HD—and one of the worst looking "cult classics" we've ever seen.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 PC review impressions: Worth the wait

Destiny 2 just launched on PCs and it's glorious, with gorgeous graphics and tight gunplay.


Hitman Game of the Year Edition brings back Elusive Targets after dodging a bullet

Hitman's Game of the Year Edition includes the first season, plus a new "Patient Zero" campaign. And Elusive Targets are back.