Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Corsair Virtuoso RGB SE review: Finally a fancy headset to match the rest of Corsair's hardware

Half-Life: Alyx is a full-length VR prequel coming in 2020, and Valve Index owners get it free

Half-Life: Alyx is a full-length VR prequel coming in 2020, and Valve Index owners get it free

And no, Half-Life: Alyx isn't Half-Life 3. More like Half-Life 1.5, if we're going to give it a label.

Jedi: Fallen Order review: The Star Wars game you're looking for

Jedi: Fallen Order review: The Star Wars game you're looking for

Jedi: Fallen Order borrows liberally from other games, but a strong supporting cast, clever level design, and a cute little droid companion make Respawn's Star Wars story more than the sum of its parts.

This week in games: Sonic loses his teeth, John Carmack steps back from Oculus

This week in games: Sonic loses his teeth, John Carmack steps back from Oculus

Plus: a Shenmue III launch trailer, deep dives into Diablo IV and Crusader Kings III, Bethesda acquires Human Head's ashes, and more. This is gaming news for November 11 to 15.

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.

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero review: This wireless Elite Atlas is better in every way except price

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero review: This wireless Elite Atlas is better in every way except price

Turtle Beach's wireless take on the Elite Atlas improves on the original with built-in controls, software-side support, and more. At twice the price though, this upgrade doesn't have the same breakout appeal.

Microsoft Xbox X019: Age of Empires IV, new Rare and Obsidian games, xCloud on PC, and more

Microsoft Xbox X019: Age of Empires IV, new Rare and Obsidian games, xCloud on PC, and more

Plus Wasteland 3 and Halo: Reach finally pin down release dates, and a brand new (beautiful) trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We recap all the biggest X019 announcements inside.

Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need for Speed this generation, but the formula's well-worn

Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need for Speed this generation, but the formula's well-worn

Need for Speed: Heat is probably the best series reboot EA's put out this entire console generation, but it arrives as the open-world racing formula is running out of gas.

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

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

With a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth support, the redesigned Elite Controller Series 2 is Microsoft's most convenient wireless controller to date.

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.

This week in games: IO confirms Hitman 3 development, BioWare teases Dragon Age news for next month

This week in games: IO confirms Hitman 3 development, BioWare teases Dragon Age news for next month

Plus Payday 2 restarts active development with a new heist, Hideo Kojima goes into film production, and Kerbal Space Program 2 gets delayed. This is gaming news for November 4 to 8.

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.

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