Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Hands-on with Wasteland 3: A simplified but still satisfying glimpse of the post-apocalypse

The 18 biggest game reveals from Gamescom's first-ever keynote—including Kerbal Space Program 2

The 18 biggest game reveals from Gamescom's first-ever keynote—including Kerbal Space Program 2

Is Gamescom the new E3? A flood of new game reveals were announced in a two-hour keynote hosted by Geoff Keighley.

Google shows off Stadia streaming games: Cyberpunk 2077, Mortal Kombat 11, and more

Google shows off Stadia streaming games: Cyberpunk 2077, Mortal Kombat 11, and more

Google revealed several more games coming to its Stadia game-streaming service at Gamescom 2019.

Best gaming mice: Find your perfect match
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Best gaming mice: 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.

Swiftpoint Z review: Would you spend $230 on a mouse?

Swiftpoint Z review: Would you spend $230 on a mouse?

The Swiftpoint Z's exorbitant price is hard to stomach no matter how many gimmicks are crammed in—and there are a lot of gimmicks here. Pressure-sensitive buttons, a gyroscope, and more.

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.

Logitech G Pro X review: The best headset Logitech's made yet

Logitech G Pro X review: The best headset Logitech's made yet

Logitech's new G Pro X looks great, sounds better, and even features a headset microphone that doesn't suck. If only it were wireless, as well.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall review: This space-faring 4X saga is dense but rewarding

Age of Wonders: Planetfall review: This space-faring 4X saga is dense but rewarding

Dinosaur-soldiers, character customization, and strong storytelling help Age of Wonders: Planetfall get over the early-game onboarding hurdles and micromanagement woes.

The most exciting PC games still to come in 2019

The most exciting PC games still to come in 2019

These are the best upcoming PC games left on the 2019 release calendar.

It's time: We need a unified RGB lighting standard

It's time: We need a unified RGB lighting standard

RGB lighting will never reach its full potential if hardware manufacturers continue to insist on proselytizing a dozen different SDKs, vying for inclusion on the year's hottest games to the exclusion of the competition. We need a...

Tetris Effect review: So much more than Tetris

Tetris Effect review: So much more than Tetris

Tetris Effect wraps age-old ideas in a modern and meditative skin, a work of art that you just happen to interact with by stacking blocks and clearing rows.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood review impressions: A fearless and flawed experiment

Wolfenstein: Youngblood review impressions: A fearless and flawed experiment

Health bars? In a Wolfenstein game? You'd better believe it. Youngblood is one hell of a departure for the series, though there's a lot to admire if you can get your head around it.

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