Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

BattleTech

BattleTech review-in-progress: A fantastic tactics game saddled with lingering performance issues

If you want to watch two mechs punch each other in the face, BattleTech is one of the best ways to do that—provided you don't run out of patience waiting for the game to load.

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This week in games: Call of Duty and Battlefield bound for battle royale, Shenmue comes to PC

Plus: Amazon's Alexa is your "personal Call of Duty coach," Croteam teases Serious Sam 4, and the latest Cities: Skylines expansion heads to the park. This is gaming news for April 16 to 20.

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PlayStation Now for PC is the surprise OnLive replacement I didn't know I wanted

PlayStation Now streams surprisingly well, and lets PC gamers play Sony exclusives like Uncharted and God of War.

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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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Heaven's Vault preview: Translating long-lost alien languages is all about context

Heaven's Vault is a space archaeologist adventure that won't tell you if your lost language translations are wrong.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless review: A high-end gaming headset with years of experience

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless gaming headset is easier to recommend in 2018 than its aging Siberia 800 predecessor, but there are still caveats

Mionix Wei

Mionix Wei review: We hope this beautiful mechanical keyboard sets a trend

The Mionix Wei is pricey and somewhat feature-bare, but it's also one of the most beautiful mechanical keyboards on the market and takes some smart pointers from the enthusiast crowd.

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The best VR games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

The best VR games for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift aren't all games—some of them are jaw-dropping virtual reality experiences, too.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Sam Fisher

This week in games: PUBG ransomware, Splinter Cell infiltrates Ghost Recon, SteamSpy ends

Plus: Worlds Adrift finally takes aim at Early Access, Warcraft III goes widescreen, Destiny 2 teases its second expansion, and CCP swears Project Nova is alive. This is gaming news for April 9 to 13.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin's Creed: Origins is Assassin's Creed at its best

"Egypt is under attack by mummies!" sounds like a bad setup, but Assassin's Creed: Origins Curse of the Pharaohs is a thoughtful, intriguing, and—above all—immensely creative expansion.

Radical Heights

Hands-on: Radical Heights is a free battle royale game oozing '80s neon and early access bugs

Boss Key's Radical Heights is like Battlegrounds mixed with a video game adaptation of The Running Man, but the early access release feels like it's in pre-pre-pre-alpha state.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

Every Myst game is being rereleased for its 25th anniversary, with a real Linking Book

Cyan's preparing to re-release all five Myst games (seven if you include Uru and realMyst) later this year, but backing through Kickstarter can also get you a "working" Linking Book and more.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

This week in games: Free copies of Crusader Kings II, Shadow of War removes loot boxes

Plus: Path of Exile becomes a battle royale game, Assassin's Creed: Origins adds cheat codes, Lawbreakers developer Boss Key teases a new project, Shaq Fu is resurrected, and more. This is gaming news for April 2 to 6.

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Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

HTC Vive Pro

HTC Vive Pro review: Virtual reality without the rough, blurry edges

The HTC Vive Pro pushes VR forward with a higher resolution and improvements that debuted in the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, but at $800 for the headset alone it's likely to remain niche.