Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

31 great games you can play on laptops and low-end PCs

The best free PC games
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The best free PC games

The best free PC games will give you a good time even if you don't have a dime to spare.

Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match
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Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match

We put a small herd of gaming mice through their paces so you can find the best mouse for your needs.

These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life
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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

Half-Life: Alyx review: A great game burdened by astronomical expectations

Half-Life: Alyx review: A great game burdened by astronomical expectations

Half-Life: Alyx isn't quite as revolutionary as you might hope, particularly if you're already well-versed in virtual reality, but it's undoubtedly one of the best games on the platform and hopefully the start of a resurgence for both...

Doom Eternal review: It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

Doom Eternal review: It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

We've been to hell and back again, and you know what? It's actually pretty fun down there on the return trip, so long as you bring your own BFG 9000.

The Zowie Mouse Fitting Kit is a try-before-you-buy option for gaming mice

The Zowie Mouse Fitting Kit is a try-before-you-buy option for gaming mice

On the hunt for a new gaming mouse? Zowie lets you try all 10 of its models in your very own home for just $10. Hopefully other companies follow suit.

Steam Spring Game Festival: Play over 40 game demos for free

Steam Spring Game Festival: Play over 40 game demos for free

Test drive over 40 games this week as indie developers collaborate on an all-digital replacement for GDC and E3.

Razer Viper Mini review: At 61 grams, this is one of the lightest gaming mice ever made

Razer Viper Mini review: At 61 grams, this is one of the lightest gaming mice ever made

The Viper Mini is small, lightweight, and cheap, making it perfect for small-handed folk and as a child's first gaming mouse. Just be wary of the budget sensor.

Call of Duty's free Warzone spinoff is the newest (and maybe last) magnificent battle royale

Call of Duty's free Warzone spinoff is the newest (and maybe last) magnificent battle royale

In Call of Duty: Warzone, a tense one-on-one respawn mechanic and excellent level design make for the best battle royale since Apex Legends. Now all it needs is a solo mode.

Horizon Zero Dawn is officially coming to PC this summer. What's next?

Horizon Zero Dawn is officially coming to PC this summer. What's next?

Sony says Horizon's arrival on PC isn't necessarily indicative of future plans for other games. Still, we've got our fingers crossed for Bloodborne.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps review: A lively adventure in the shadow of the forest of death

Ori and the Will of the Wisps review: A lively adventure in the shadow of the forest of death

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is more than the sum of its parts, but only barely. Increased mobility and a bevy of beautiful environs carry the day, but it's still a fairly familiar adventure with some awkward middle-chapter pacing.

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