Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review: More of the same, but better

These 22 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life
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These 22 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.

HP Omen 17 (2019) review: Solid performance that's shockingly affordable

HP Omen 17 (2019) review: Solid performance that's shockingly affordable

HP's Omen 17 has a reputation as a solid performer with a budget price, and its 2019 model follows suit. It's a heavy gaming laptop and the battery is a bummer, but a full RTX 2070 at this price? Believe it.

Red Dead Redemption II PC impressions: Drop-dead gorgeous, if you can run it

Red Dead Redemption II PC impressions: Drop-dead gorgeous, if you can run it

Witness, Red Dead Redemption II is a game that can bring a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to its knees...at 1080p. Seriously.

Planet Zoo review: Zoo Tycoon, but for people who want to build bear-themed bathrooms

Planet Zoo review: Zoo Tycoon, but for people who want to build bear-themed bathrooms

Planet Zoo's management layer is thin and its construction kit occasionally frustrating, but a cast of lifelike animals and an if-you-dream-it-you-can-build-it spirit make this one of the most charming builders ever.

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Blizzard had quite a few announcements in store for BlizzCon 2019. Still no Warcraft IV, but what can you do?

Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package

Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package

Alienware's redesigned m15 R2 is a gorgeous laptop that puts out impressive performance—though you should probably opt for the OLED upgrade.

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.

EA's games are coming back to Steam

EA's games are coming back to Steam

The eight-year Origin experiment effectively draws to a close, as Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, The Sims 4, and more head back to Valve's storefront.

Cooler Master MK850 review: Don't throw away your controller just yet

Cooler Master MK850 review: Don't throw away your controller just yet

Cooler Master's MK850 keyboard integrates analog controls to replicate using a controller, but the experience is far from seamless, like a neat tech demo that's not yet a fully realized product.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign review: War never changes, and neither does Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign review: War never changes, and neither does Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tries to be a serious (and controversial) commentary on present-day armed conflicts, but it's mostly just another Call of Duty game.

The Outer Worlds review: A stellar argument for deeper games, not wider ones

The Outer Worlds review: A stellar argument for deeper games, not wider ones

While it bears surface-level similarities to Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian's created a deeper and more meaningful role-playing experience in The Outer Worlds, though it can still be frustratingly old-fashioned in regards to combat and...

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