Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Borderlands 3 review impressions: It's exactly what you think and nothing 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.

This week in games: Civilization reproduced in Excel, Control teases an Alan Wake expansion

This week in games: Civilization reproduced in Excel, Control teases an Alan Wake expansion

Plus: KFC unveils a visual novel starring the Colonel himself, Netflix leaks The Witcher's release, and a dribble of Tokyo Game Show trailers. This is gaming news for September 9 to 13.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's educational Discovery Tour mode is here at last, and better than before

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's educational Discovery Tour mode is here at last, and better than before

Make Pythagoras mash grapes or learn about Thermopylae from historian Herodotus in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's version of the Discovery Tour spin-off mode. It's back for a second go-round, and much improved.

Gears 5 review: War has changed

Gears 5 review: War has changed

Gears 5 still feels like a series in need of an identity, but a more charismatic lead and experiments with open-world structure hold promise for the future—even if they don't quite pay off now.

Steam's long-awaited Library overhaul launches Sept. 17: Salvation for your massive game collection

Steam's long-awaited Library overhaul launches Sept. 17: Salvation for your massive game collection

It's been a long time coming, but Valve's sweeping library update will add a "Recently Played" section, new filtering and search options, event updates, and more when the open beta arrives on September 17.

Hands-on: Stadia's cloud gaming feels impressive, but Google's showing off the wrong games

Hands-on: Stadia's cloud gaming feels impressive, but Google's showing off the wrong games

After demoing Doom Eternal and Mortal Kombat 11 on Stadia during PAX, it's clear the platform works as (or better than) intended. That doesn't mean those are the types of games you'll want to use it for though.

Astro's new Astro.ID program lets you build your own stylish A40 gaming headset

Astro's new Astro.ID program lets you build your own stylish A40 gaming headset

Is customization the next big trend for gaming peripherals? I'm not sure, but after Xbox Design Lab and now Astro.ID, I certainly hope so.

Gearbox finally announces a proper Homeworld sequel, 15 long years later

Gearbox finally announces a proper Homeworld sequel, 15 long years later

Homeworld 3 is crowdfunding on Fig for the next month, though with a stated $1 goal the process is more of a formality than a necessity. Homeworld 3 is finally on its way.

Tritton Kunai Pro review: Superior sound, substandard build

Tritton Kunai Pro review: Superior sound, substandard build

Tritton's Kunai Pro is one of the best-sounding entry-level headsets you'll find, but it feels like a stiff wind might snap it in half.

Man of Medan review: Five friends, a haunted ship, and plenty of ways to die

Man of Medan review: Five friends, a haunted ship, and plenty of ways to die

If you've ever watched a horror film and thought "Why are you doing that?" then Man of Medan is your chance to prove you could do better—though launch-day woes provide a different kind of fright.

Control review: So good, you might finally stop asking for Alan Wake 2

Control review: So good, you might finally stop asking for Alan Wake 2

Control is the culmination of Remedy's entire oeuvre to-date, pairing a top-tier action game with a dense story about the Federal Bureau of Control and the unexplainable horrors locked within. Oh, and there's finally a worthwhile...

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