Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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This week in games: Nioh comes to PC, Star Wars Battlefront 2 open beta, Ubisoft's fart contest

Plus: 15 minutes of Psychonauts 2, Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) gets multiplayer support patched back in, and Overwatch starts decorating for Halloween. This is gaming news for October 2 through 6.

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 PC impressions: A solid lightweight racing sim sullied by loot boxes

Forza Motorsport 7 isn't the most exacting racing simulator around, but it's sim enough for me.

Fallout 4

HTC Vive buyers now get Fallout 4 VR for free

The HTC Vive is being bundled with Fallout 4 VR, one of 2017's biggest gaming exclusives.

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10 great PC games you may have missed in September

September was a busy month for new PC games. These are some of our favorites.

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This week in games: Call of Duty: WWII's open beta, Planet Coaster gets spooky

Plus: Dark Souls returns to Lordran, Lawbreakers free weekend, Fortnite's new battle royale mode, a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, and more. This is gaming news for September 25 to 29.

Fnatic Gear Clutch G1

Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 mouse review: Made by and for the e-sports crowd

It's made by an e-sports organization, but is Fnatic's Gear Clutch G1 tournament-worthy? We go hands-on with this rebranded Func mouse to find out.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Assassin's Creed: Origins adds Discovery Tour mode focused on the history of Ptolemaic Egypt

Want a crash course in the history of Ptolemaic Egypt? Assassin's Creed's new Discovery Tour mode strips combat away to create a living museum, complete with guided tours.


Atari's Ataribox console will run Linux and cost $250-$300, if it ever materializes

Details finally emerge on Atari's retro-styled living room PC, and it's basically just a cheap Steam Machine with AMD innards and a custom TV-friendly front end. Also, crowdfunding.

Total War: Warhammer II

Total War: Warhammer II review: Dinosaurs battle rat-men for the fate of the world

Pseudo-sequel Total War: Warhammer II is a more daring take on fantasy than its predecessor, but it's a less daring Total War game.


This week in games: Grab Outlast for free, Battleborn ends active development

Plus: Strategy game sales galore, Vampyr slips to 2018, Shadow of War goes live action, and Hayden continues indulging his Divinity: Original Sin 2 addiction.

Creative SBX Siege M04

Creative Sound BlasterX Siege M04 review: This debut mouse impresses

Despite its awkward "Sound Blaster" name, Creative's debut mouse is a delight, featuring a PWM3360 sensor, beautiful lighting, and an interesting shape.

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The Xbox One is getting the Xbox 1’s Duke controller (and Windows 10 too)

The infamously large Duke controller for the original Xbox has been reworked for modern devices courtesy of Hyperkin and is set to hit stores later this year.

The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 hands-on preview: An artistic approach to horror, and vice versa

The Evil Within had some great ideas, but buried under a mountain of poor decisions. The sequel attempts to rectify matters, though it strays a bit from its survival horror roots in the process.

Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft releases a Forza Motorsport 7 demo for Windows 10

Want to do some laps in Forza Motorsport 7 before committing (or not) to a Project Cars 2 purchase this week? Microsoft just gave you the keys.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review: A fine follow-up to a stealth masterwork

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a perfectly fine stealth game, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the best parts of Dishonored 2.