Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

11 classic games that deserve a Final Fantasy VII-style remake

The best VR headsets for 2020: Every option reviewed and ranked
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The best VR headsets for 2020: Every option reviewed and ranked

From Oculus Quest to Valve's fully loaded Index, these are the best PC-based VR headsets you can buy.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway

Farewell, Civilization VI. We hardly knew you. This week, it's remasters of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel up for grabs.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath review: One of 2020's best action films (and a pretty good fighting game)

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath review: One of 2020's best action films (and a pretty good fighting game)

Aftermath is like a three-hour after-credits stinger for Mortal Kombat 11, adding five new chapters to an already fantastic story—though it comes at a steep price.

Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store

Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store

You won't get the full experience unless you buy the expansions, but Civilization VI is perfectly enjoyable for thousands of hours on its own—and it's free until next Thursday.

Take a trip through Ancient Greece and Egypt with Assassin's Creed's free Discovery Tours

Take a trip through Ancient Greece and Egypt with Assassin's Creed's free Discovery Tours

They won't replace a real history class, but the Discovery Tours for Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey are a great crash course in Greek and Egyptian history. This week, they're free.

Grand Theft Auto V is free on the Epic Games Store this week

Grand Theft Auto V is free on the Epic Games Store this week

Sure, you probably own a copy (or multiple copies) of Grand Theft Auto V by now. It's one of the best-selling games of all time. If you don't, though? Today's your lucky day.

Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks stunning, and how the new graphics work is just as important

Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks stunning, and how the new graphics work is just as important

Sure, Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks pretty, but more importantly, UE5 might make it easier for developers to create games with next-gen graphics, a process that's become more and more onerous over this console generation.

Square Enix’s 'Stay Home and Play' bundle gives you 54 games for under $40

Square Enix’s 'Stay Home and Play' bundle gives you 54 games for under $40

Deus Ex, Thief, Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain, and more are available in Square's anthology bundle, with 100 percent of revenue going to charity.

Microsoft reveals the first Xbox Series X games: Watch every trailer

Microsoft reveals the first Xbox Series X games: Watch every trailer

Microsoft's Xbox 20/20 event gave us our first glimpse of games running on the Xbox Series X, and most will probably land on PC, too. Watch every trailer here.

It's time to admit I just don't want to play my Steam backlog

It's time to admit I just don't want to play my Steam backlog

Why is my Steam backlog so deep? "I don't have time," the most convenient excuse, is gone—but that doesn't mean I'm any more likely to play Final Fantasy XIV or Monster Hunter World, and it's time to stop pretending.

Gears Tactics review impressions: A turn-based spinoff with shooter sensibilities

Gears Tactics review impressions: A turn-based spinoff with shooter sensibilities

Gears Tactics is a fast-paced and satisfying spinoff, a little less thoughtful than its tactics peers but with plenty of big-budget spectacle and storytelling. It adds some smart tweaks to the underlying XCOM-like formula.

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