Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

GOG.com's winter sale kicks off with free copies of LucasArts classic Full Throttle

John Romero celebrates Doom's 25th anniversary with Sigil, a free fifth chapter for the original game

John Romero celebrates Doom's 25th anniversary with Sigil, a free fifth chapter for the original game

John Romero's apparently spent the last two years working on a nine-level mod for the original 1993 Doom, titled Sigil. Also, it's free.

Best gaming keyboards: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards
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Best gaming keyboards: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards

We sifted through the latest and greatest mechanical keyboards to come up with our top recommendations.

Whirlwind FX VortX review: The PC's first 'environmental simulator' is just hot air for now

Whirlwind FX VortX review: The PC's first 'environmental simulator' is just hot air for now

Whirlwind FX's VortX promises to be the "world's first environmental simulator for PC gaming," but first-generation hardware woes make this experiment mostly a bust.

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile review: Get a laptop feel on your desktop PC

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile review: Get a laptop feel on your desktop PC

Corsair's new K70 is the first to feature Cherry's new Low Profile MX switch, recreating a laptop feel on a desktop keyboard. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's pretty damn nice regardless.

All the big reveals at The Game Awards 2018

All the big reveals at The Game Awards 2018

We rounded up all the major trailers from the 2018 Game Awards, including quite a few "World Premieres" and a few 2019 release dates.

17 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card
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17 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

These graphically intense PC games crank the eye candy to 11—and make your PC sweat while they're at it.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone

CS:GO finally ditches its archaic $15 price tag and embraces free-to-play, timed with an 18-player battle royale(ish) mode called Danger Zone.

Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared

Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared

With a better revenue split and a focus on communication, Epic's new storefront makes a compelling offer to developers—and where developers go, players will have to follow.

Just Cause 4 review impressions: A buggy and boring overhaul

Just Cause 4 review impressions: A buggy and boring overhaul

Just Cause 4 takes the series in a new direction, but not entirely successfully. It's also replete with bugs, as of release.

Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right

Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right

If publishers don't want to put their games on Steam, that's fine—but they'd better make sure their replacement launcher reaches a baseline level of quality.

Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) review: It nails the fundamentals

Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) review: It nails the fundamentals

With the 2018 Mamba Wireless, Razer's stripped away the gimmicks and focused on the fundamentals. The result? A well-made but unremarkable wireless mouse.

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