Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Surviving the Aftermath hands-on: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine(ish)

PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving the Aftermath, and more

PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving the Aftermath, and more

After eight years and over a dozen expansions, Crusader Kings II is getting a sequel—or an heir, if you prefer. That, plus expansions for Hearts of Iron IV, BattleTech, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris, and more inside.

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money

Expensive as ever, Astro's redesigned A50 nevertheless makes a case for its sticker price with a sleeker charging cradle, a return to the more reliable 2.4GHz band, and a refined audio profile.

20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off
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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

Disco Elysium review-in-progress: This deep detective RPG bends itself around your choices

Disco Elysium review-in-progress: This deep detective RPG bends itself around your choices

It's hard to imagine seeing everything in Disco Elysium.

Sennheiser's GSP 370 gaming headset touts a 100-hour battery life

Sennheiser's GSP 370 gaming headset touts a 100-hour battery life

That's more than three times our current frontrunner, the HyperX Cloud Wireless, which claims up to 30 hours. Quite an impressive feat—if it holds up.

John Wick Hex review: This strategy game nails the John Wick feel

John Wick Hex review: This strategy game nails the John Wick feel

John Wick Hex is a satisfying strategy game that aptly captures the feel of the films in a way no true action game could, though the difficulty ramp-up might drive some away.

The Bradwell Conspiracy review: You can unravel this one in an afternoon

The Bradwell Conspiracy review: You can unravel this one in an afternoon

An explosion at the Stonehenge Museum? A gun that prints objects? The Bradwell Conspiracy starts like a great Portal-style puzzler, but doesn't have the range or flexibility to keep it interesting.

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.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review: Not impossible, but not very fun either

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review: Not impossible, but not very fun either

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lacks most of the original game's charm, and its final gauntlet is more tedious than taxing.

EA will give you a free month of Origin Access if you turn on 2FA (which you should do anyway)

EA will give you a free month of Origin Access if you turn on 2FA (which you should do anyway)

EA's giving away a month of its Origin Access Basic subscription service just for eating your vegetables. And if you already did? Don't worry, you get a free month too.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep review-in-progress: Fly me to the moon

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep review-in-progress: Fly me to the moon

Destiny 2 moved to Steam and released a new expansion on the same day. Predictably, the servers melted—but we still played enough to have some initial thoughts. It's no Forsaken, but Shadowkeep has room to grow.

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