Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Windows 10 Game Bar - New

Microsoft powers up Windows 10's Game Bar with truly useful tools for PC enthusiasts

Performance tracking, Spotify integration, better volume management tools, and cross-platform chat are all coming to the Windows 10 Game Bar.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout is free to play throughout April

Yeah, you read that right: An entire month of free Blackout for people who haven't purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. At some point, you have to wonder whether there's a free-to-play pivot in the works.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

This week in games: Free copies of Morrowind, Divinity: Original Sin 2 gets a tactics spinoff

Plus: CD Projekt says it will release not one but two games before 2021, and release dates for Heaven's Vault, Observation, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This is gaming news for March 25 to 29.

Magic Leap

Magic Leap hands-on: Magic, sure, but augmented reality is still a long way away from mass consumption

Next week Magic Leap One devices will start showing up in select AT&T stores, but at more than $2,000 this very-much-prototype tech is hard to recommend even to early adopters.

Cooler Master MM830

Cooler Master MM830 review: Its gimmicks are unnecessary flair

Cooler Master has tried a bunch of experiments with the MM830, none of them that successful. And yet it's still, at its core, an excellent mouse at a more-than-fair price. Surprise!

Borderlands 3?

Borderlands 3 reveal brings back familiar faces and "over one billion guns," including a gun that walks

Click here to watch the debut trailer for Borderlands 3 without sitting through Gearbox's padded panel or Randy Pitchford's magic tricks.

Control

Hands-on with Control: Weird, unsettling, and Remedy's best-playing game since Max Payne 2

We went hands-on with Remedy's surreal new game Control at GDC 2019, and the biggest surprise? It's one of the most exciting shooters of the year, in addition to hooking us with an intriguing story.

Firmament

Myst developer Cyan returns to Kickstarter for new game Firmament

It's been about a year since Cyan teased its new project, Firmament, but it's finally headed to Kickstarter ahead of a planned 2020 release date. And contrary to last year's VR-only stance, there's a traditional PC release planned now as well.

Bloody B975

Bloody B975 review: The optical switches impress even if the 'edgy' aesthetic doesn't

Bloody's B975 makes a number of questionable aesthetic choices, but its LK Libra Orange optical switches might become your new favorite—provided you like a loud and clicky tactile switch.

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15 years later, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is finally happening

Paradox announced the long-awaited Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 at GDC 2019, set in Seattle.

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Your Steam library is getting a massive visual overhaul this summer

Valve revealed a new-look Steam library interface at its GDC 2019 panel.

Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store won't always push for exclusives 'at this scale'

At GDC 2019, Epic discussed planned improvements for its rookie game store, including cloud saves, user reviews, and scaling back its exclusives program.

The Outer Worlds

Obsidian's Outer Worlds and Remedy's Control lead a new wave of Epic Games Store exclusives

Those games spearhead a list of fourteen new Epic Games Stores exclusives, in addition to Quantic Dream's liberated PlayStation exclusives, as well as The Sinking City, Afterparty, and Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey.

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Hands-on: The $399 Oculus Rift S kicks off the next gen of PC-based VR by appealing to the masses

The overhauled Oculus Rift S keeps pushing VR towards the mainstream by sticking to a wallet-friendly price and reasonable resolutions.

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Google's Stadia game-streaming service lets you play games anywhere, if your Internet can handle it

At GDC 2019, Google took the wraps off its hotly rumored Stadia game-streaming service and a companion controller. It looks pretty wild—and bandwidth intensive.