Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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The Occupation preview: This real-time investigative thriller feels groundbreaking

You have four hours to solve The Occupation's mystery in an amazingly reactive world.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken impressions: The grind returns

Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion brings back some of the best aspects of the original Destiny and adds much, much more.

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This week in games: Battlefield V delayed, Streets of Rage gets another sequel nearly 25 years later

Plus Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds announces an arctic-themed expansion, Daybreak kills Just Survive, and Capcom resurrects Onimusha for modern hardware. This is gaming news for August 27 to 31.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 700 review: A rare wireless headset for the Xbox One Wireless Adapter

Turtle Beach's Stealth 700 is the first third-party device we've seen take advantage of Microsoft's Xbox One Wireless Adapter, and that's worth checking out even if the headset has a few issues.


Hands-on: GTFO blends Payday's ultra-hard team tactics with a horrific sense of inevitable doom

GTFO is a cooperative shooter where your crew is trapped underground with too few bullets, too many enemies, and only a vague sense where to go.

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Logitech's G502 HERO updates our favorite gaming mouse with even better hardware

The Logitech G502 HERO adds some modern niceties to our long-time favorite gaming mouse.

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Two Point Hospital review: A better Theme Hospital for the modern age

Dumb dad jokes wedded to an excellent management sim and builder game, Two Point Hospital is the rare spiritual successor that manages to not just honor its past but surpass it.

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Steel Division II preview: Massive real-time WWII battles get more strategic on the Eastern Front

Steel Division II moves to the Eastern Front and bolts a turn-based strategy layer onto the top of the original's enormous real-time battles.

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CD Projekt reveals 48 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay

Cyberpunk 2077 is "the most impressive game demo we've ever seen," and now you can see it for yourself.


This week in games: Gabe Newell struggles with "triple kill" and BattleTech announces its first expansion

Plus Reigns gets a Game of Thrones-themed tie-in, Life is Strange 2 debuts its first real trailer, and Shenmue III announces the most tenuous of tenuous release dates. This is gaming news for August 20 to 24.

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Hands-on: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's fluid action and mobile levels make it no mere Dark Souls clone

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the protagonist's grappling hook arm literally changes the game.

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Beyond Blue follows Never Alone in blending games and education, this time with BBC backing

A companion piece to the BBC's nature documentary Blue Planet 2, Beyond Blue takes you deep under the ocean to try and answer the question "What is the role of a scientist?" in the modern world—and also admire the fish.

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Steam adds Proton, making Windows games playable on Linux (at least in theory)

Last week it was just a rumor. This week it's real: Valve's added a games-centric compatibility wrapper into Steam for Linux.

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TimeRide VR offers Gamescom visitors a fascinating virtual tour of Cologne's imperial age

TimeRide VR's tour of prewar Cologne drives home how effective the medium can be in educational circumstances.