Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Xbox One X - Terminator

This week in games: Look at this Terminator-themed Xbox One X and its ominous red eye

Plus Death Stranding's coming to PC next summer, Netflix puts out the first trailer for The Witcher, and Red Barrels teases Outlast 3 (or maybe not). This is gaming news for October 28 to November 1.

Diablo IV

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Blizzard had quite a few announcements in store for BlizzCon 2019. Still no Warcraft IV, but what can you do?

Alienware m15 R2 (2019)

Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package

Alienware's redesigned m15 R2 is a gorgeous laptop that puts out impressive performance—though you should probably opt for the OLED upgrade.

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EA's games are coming back to Steam

The eight-year Origin experiment effectively draws to a close, as Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, The Sims 4, and more head back to Valve's storefront.

Cooler Master MK850

Cooler Master MK850 review: Don't throw away your controller just yet

Cooler Master's MK850 keyboard integrates analog controls to replicate using a controller, but the experience is far from seamless, like a neat tech demo that's not yet a fully realized product.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign review: War never changes, and neither does Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tries to be a serious (and controversial) commentary on present-day armed conflicts, but it's mostly just another Call of Duty game.

coop payday

This week in games: First look at Command & Conquer remaster, Payday 2 back from the dead

Plus: Battlefield V heads to the Pacific, a handful of Ubisoft delays, and everyone celebrates Halloween—even Agent 47. This is gaming news for October 21 to 25.

The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds review: A stellar argument for deeper games, not wider ones

While it bears surface-level similarities to Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian's created a deeper and more meaningful role-playing experience in The Outer Worlds, though it can still be frustratingly old-fashioned in regards to combat and exploration.

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 adds $100 yearly subscription for private servers and crucial game improvements

Fallout 76's "Fallout 1st" $100 private server rental isn't actually all that expensive. On the other hand, tying the same subscription to a bunch of quality-of-life upgrades and dangling mod support for paying subscribers feels sort of dirty.

Surviving the Aftermath

Surviving the Aftermath hands-on: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine(ish)

If you're more a glass half-empty person, Paradox has a post-apocalyptic alternative to the eternally optimistic Surviving Mars. Can it break out from its predecessor's shadow though? We trudged through nuclear winter to find out.

Crusader Kings III

PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving the Aftermath, and more

After eight years and over a dozen expansions, Crusader Kings II is getting a sequel—or an heir, if you prefer. That, plus expansions for Hearts of Iron IV, BattleTech, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris, and more inside.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

This week in games: Internet Archive adds 2,500 DOS games, Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 delayed

Plus: Free copies of Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer, the surprise release of Postal 4, and Riot announces both a shooter and a card game. This is gaming news for October 14 to 18.

Astro A50 (2019)

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money

Expensive as ever, Astro's redesigned A50 nevertheless makes a case for its sticker price with a sleeker charging cradle, a return to the more reliable 2.4GHz band, and a refined audio profile.

outlast 2 primary horror

20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium review-in-progress: This deep detective RPG bends itself around your choices

It's hard to imagine seeing everything in Disco Elysium.