Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Steam Labs

Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

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15 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2019 (so far)

Over 4,000 games have been released on Steam in 2019. It's easy to miss some gems, so we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the first half of the year.

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Valve Index review: The new bar for VR headsets

It's pricey, but Valve's new Index virtual reality headset is the one to beat thanks to its crisp display and high field of view.

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Valve Index Controllers review: These revolutionary VR controllers need patience to hit full potential

Valve's Index Controllers have the potential to be a huge leap forward for motion-tracked controls and virtual reality, but it'll take patience—and a lot more developer support.

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The best PC games of 2019 (so far)

We're only halfway through 2019 but our annual June check-in list of favorites is so strong it feels like a proper end-of-2019 Game of the Year list. It's been a good one.

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Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is one of the better ones in recent memory. Maybe Valve's feeling the heat from the Epic Games Store? Regardless, you win.

Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin preview: This mob strategy game blends real-time and turn-based in exciting ways

Turn-based combat mixes with real-time exploration in this character-driven strategy game about Prohibition Era Chicago. Empire of Sin seems smart in so many ways.

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This week in games: Bethesda ships Fallout 76's canvas bags and EA dubs loot boxes "surprise mechanics"

Plus Total War chops off a bunch of horse legs, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds's E3 demo, and Alpha Protocol disappears from Steam. This is gaming news for June 17 to 21.

Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo was quietly one of the best demos at E3 2019

Frontier's last stab at Zoo Tycoon didn't go over so well, but six years later they've returned (albeit without the name) to create the Zoo Tycoon 2 sequel we've waited for since 2004.

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Dell G7 15 7590 review: 9th-gen Core and RTX power in a low-key chassis

The Dell G7 15 is a perfectly serviceable mid-tier machine with an understated business-casual design, but its expensive price tag is out of step with the hardware inside.

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41 must-see PC games at E3 2019: Watch every trailer

The PC was out in full force at E3 2019's major press conferences. We've rounded up the trailers for all the biggest game reveals.

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The 10 best PC games of E3 2019

These are the best PC games we saw at E3 2019. Spring 2020 is going to be WILD.

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Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you

Alienware's m15 is in a weird place, with underwhelming RTX 2070 Max-Q performance and a major redesign coming soon. But the OLED display will win you over.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint's rogue operative oozes mesmerizing Apocalypse Now-style madness

We went hands-on with Ghost Recon Breakpoint at E3 2019, and rogue Ghost Cole Walker stole the show.

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What's inside the Atari VCS: Faux wood paneling, AMD's Ryzen, and the soul of a Steam Machine

The Atari VCS carries the torch of Steam Machines forward, but the nostalgia-tinged $250 PC offers a more than just emulated Asteroids.