Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Anthem review: A great first impression and not much else

Age of Wonders: Planetfall preview: A sci-fi melange makes this 4X universe worth exploring

Age of Wonders: Planetfall preview: A sci-fi melange makes this 4X universe worth exploring

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is as complicated and slow-paced as its predecessor, but its vibrant science fiction setting might help smooth the learning curve. Plus, space dinosaurs.

Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A good laptop, an awkward tablet

Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A good laptop, an awkward tablet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15 is a decent laptop and oversized tablet, in desperate need of a few more fans to perform at its greatest potential.

Steam's iron grip on PC gaming is probably over even if the Epic Games Store fails

Steam's iron grip on PC gaming is probably over even if the Epic Games Store fails

The days of Steam being your only option on PCs are long gone if you want to play today's hottest triple-A games.

Crackdown 3 review: Why?

Crackdown 3 review: Why?

Crackdown 3 feels like a game unstuck from time, a piece of 2007-era design that sneaked through into 2019, with middling results.

Far Cry New Dawn review: A surprisingly satisfying refresh, with some lingering old problems

Far Cry New Dawn review: A surprisingly satisfying refresh, with some lingering old problems

Far Cry New Dawn is the second series overhaul in as many years, with excellent results, but the story continues to underwhelm.

Metro Exodus review: Finding humanity in a post-nuclear hellscape

Metro Exodus review: Finding humanity in a post-nuclear hellscape

Escaping the cramped corridors of the Moscow subway system, Metro Exodus comes full circle and embraces a S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-esque open-world where it's just you, a map, a gun, and a prayer. It's janky, sure, but we love it anyway.

New World preview: Amazon's debut video game is a sandbox MMO with a lot of faith in its players

New World preview: Amazon's debut video game is a sandbox MMO with a lot of faith in its players

With New World, Amazon has put the politics of an EVE Online into an historical 17th-century setting. The question is whether players will follow that vision.

Crackdown 3 hands-on preview: Left behind by development hell

Crackdown 3 hands-on preview: Left behind by development hell

Crackdown 3 feels average, at a time when Microsoft desperately needs exceptional.

Metro Exodus is skipping Steam for the Epic Games Store, and passing the savings on to you
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Metro Exodus is skipping Steam for the Epic Games Store, and passing the savings on to you

Another notable game, Metro: Exodus, defects from Steam for the Epic Games Store, and slashing the price in the process.

Lenovo C730 Cube deep dive: A solid budget option for mainstream gamers

Lenovo C730 Cube deep dive: A solid budget option for mainstream gamers

The Lenovo Legion C730 Cube has an eye-catching design, a fairly easy upgrade path, and enough power to play modern games at High settings. And it does it all for cheap.

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice
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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.

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