Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Best gaming keyboards: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards

This week in games: Blizzard sics DeepMind on its StarCraft II players, Cuphead heads to Netflix

This week in games: Blizzard sics DeepMind on its StarCraft II players, Cuphead heads to Netflix

Plus The Bard's Tale IV is getting a director's cut with "thousands of fixes and tweaks," Amazon announces a Lord of the Rings MMO, and Ion Maiden loses its fight with Iron Maiden. This is gaming news for July 8 to 12.

GOG Galaxy 2.0 hands-on: The only game launcher you need? Not yet, but maybe someday

GOG Galaxy 2.0 hands-on: The only game launcher you need? Not yet, but maybe someday

As PC gaming becomes more and more fractured, the next logical step is for someone to come along and hook all these disparate launchers together. GOG Galaxy 2.0 tries to do exactly that, and the results are already promising—with a...

Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

15 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2019 (so far)

15 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2019 (so far)

Over 4,000 games have been released on Steam in 2019. It's easy to miss some gems, so we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the first half of the year.

Valve Index Controllers review: These revolutionary VR controllers need patience to hit full potential

Valve Index Controllers review: These revolutionary VR controllers need patience to hit full potential

Valve's Index Controllers have the potential to be a huge leap forward for motion-tracked controls and virtual reality, but it'll take patience—and a lot more developer support.

The best PC games of 2019 (so far)

The best PC games of 2019 (so far)

We're only halfway through 2019 but our annual June check-in list of favorites is so strong it feels like a proper end-of-2019 Game of the Year list. It's been a good one.

Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is one of the better ones in recent memory. Maybe Valve's feeling the heat from the Epic Games Store? Regardless, you win.

Empire of Sin preview: This mob strategy game blends real-time and turn-based in exciting ways

Empire of Sin preview: This mob strategy game blends real-time and turn-based in exciting ways

Turn-based combat mixes with real-time exploration in this character-driven strategy game about Prohibition Era Chicago. Empire of Sin seems smart in so many ways.

This week in games: Bethesda ships Fallout 76's canvas bags and EA dubs loot boxes

This week in games: Bethesda ships Fallout 76's canvas bags and EA dubs loot boxes "surprise mechanics"

Plus Total War chops off a bunch of horse legs, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds's E3 demo, and Alpha Protocol disappears from Steam. This is gaming news for June 17 to 21.

Planet Zoo was quietly one of the best demos at E3 2019

Planet Zoo was quietly one of the best demos at E3 2019

Frontier's last stab at Zoo Tycoon didn't go over so well, but six years later they've returned (albeit without the name) to create the Zoo Tycoon 2 sequel we've waited for since 2004.

41 must-see PC games at E3 2019: Watch every trailer
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41 must-see PC games at E3 2019: Watch every trailer

The PC was out in full force at E3 2019's major press conferences. We've rounded up the trailers for all the biggest game reveals.

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