Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Destiny 2: Warmind

Destiny 2: Warmind review: A small expansion surrounded by bigger steps towards salvation

Bungie is making huge changes to Destiny 2's core experience, but the Warmind expansion itself feels small and rushed.

Two Point Hospital

Hands-on: Two Point Hospital brings Theme Hospital's spirit into the modern era

Two Point Hospital stays true to Theme Hospital's lighthearted feel.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire review: A strong ship in shallow waters

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire starts strong, but an aimless middle section, lifeless world, and a multitude of bugs undercut its excellent main storyline and polished systems.

Star Wars: Episode I Racer

Star Wars: Episode I Racer roars back onto PCs and it's still one of the best racing games ever

19 years later, Star Wars: Episode I Racer is an exciting and fresh-feeling racing game with an almost unparalleled sense of speed.

Red Dead Redemption 2

This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 ignores PCs but Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is back

Plus: For Honor and Call of Duty: WWII are free for the weekend, BattleTech teases sped-up combat and more mech customization, and Steam adds Nintendo Switch Pro support. This is gaming news for April 30 to May 4.

State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 finds the humanity in the zombie apocalypse

State of Decay 2 stands out from the horde of zombie games by focusing on mankind's survival—not just yours. But like the first game, it has some rough edges.

Kerbal Space Program - Making History

Kerbal Space Program's ho-hum first expansion is a great excuse to revisit a PC gaming paragon

Kerbal Space Program's Making History expansion is lackluster, but the game itself is one of the all-time PC greats.

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This week in games: Dark Souls: Remastered discounts, Destiny 2 expands (again), and a new game from the creator of Valiant Hearts

Plus Valve acquires another developer, Pillars of Eternity II reveals its expansion plans ahead of launch, and Arma 3 and Day of Infamy are free-to-try this weekend. This is gaming news for April 23 to 27.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider preview: Hunting in the dark

Lara Croft learned some new tricks in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, from swimming to blending into crowds, but can her last journey feel as revolutionary as the first game?

Razer Mamba Hyperflux and Razer Firefly Hyperflux

Razer Hyperflux review: A wireless mouse that has no battery inside—believe it!

Razer’s Mamba Hyperflux mouse and Firefly Hyperflux charging-pad combo break new ground in wireless mousing. And it works, aside from a few edge-case scenarios.

Plantronics RIG 800LX

Plantronics RIG 800LX review: A comfy wireless headset with Dolby Atmos and subpar bass

Lightweight, comfortable, and with Dolby Atmos support, the Plantronics RIG 800LX would be one of our favorite wireless headsets ever—if it weren't for a bass driver that's prone to heavy distortion.


BattleTech review-in-progress: A fantastic tactics game saddled with lingering performance issues

If you want to watch two mechs punch each other in the face, BattleTech is one of the best ways to do that—provided you don't run out of patience waiting for the game to load.

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This week in games: Call of Duty and Battlefield bound for battle royale, Shenmue comes to PC

Plus: Amazon's Alexa is your "personal Call of Duty coach," Croteam teases Serious Sam 4, and the latest Cities: Skylines expansion heads to the park. This is gaming news for April 16 to 20.

ps now pc

PlayStation Now for PC is the surprise OnLive replacement I didn't know I wanted

PlayStation Now streams surprisingly well, and lets PC gamers play Sony exclusives like Uncharted and God of War.

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The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure.