Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Latest Cyberpunk 2077 footage shows off a 'braindance' and more of the prologue

Latest Cyberpunk 2077 footage shows off a 'braindance' and more of the prologue

The debut Night City Wire event was brief, but a new trailer and a glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077's detective mode-esque "braindance" system took top billing.

The Oculus Go is dead, and virtual reality is better for it

The Oculus Go is dead, and virtual reality is better for it

The death of the entry-level Oculus Go headset on Tuesday was as unexpected as it was overdue, nailing shut the coffin that closed when Quest released last year. Farewell, and may nobody accidentally buy Go while looking for Quest...

New Marvel's Avengers gameplay tease shows Thor hammering robots, supervillian MODOK

New Marvel's Avengers gameplay tease shows Thor hammering robots, supervillian MODOK

The debut "War Table" stream showed off a new mission, new faces, and MODOK, but Crystal Dynamics's Avengers brawler still doesn't demo as well as you'd expect.

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

We sifted through the latest and greatest mechanical keyboards to come up with our top recommendations.

15 must-try demos from the Steam Summer Game Festival

15 must-try demos from the Steam Summer Game Festival

With over 900 demos available, it can be hard to know where to start. Let us point you in the right direction.

EA Play 2020: Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay, the return of Skate, and not much else

EA Play 2020: Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay, the return of Skate, and not much else

In a year without E3, EA's would-be E3 showcase didn't reveal much new. Still, we've got a deeper look at Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay and a handful of smaller games.

New Baldur's Gate III gameplay shows off the Underdark and a mushroom man

New Baldur's Gate III gameplay shows off the Underdark and a mushroom man

Larian's Swen Vincke takes us on a guided tour of the Underdark in Baldur's Gate III, showing off the new initiative system, overhauled dialog, and more.

The Steam Summer Game Festival brings E3 to your home with tons of free game demos

The Steam Summer Game Festival brings E3 to your home with tons of free game demos

The Steam Summer Game Festival includes demos for Stronghold: Warlords, Desperados III, Inkle's new project Pendragon, the Destroy All Humans remake, Ghostrunner, and a lot more.

Star Wars: Squadrons resurrects the spirit of yesteryear's X-Wing and TIE Fighter games

Star Wars: Squadrons resurrects the spirit of yesteryear's X-Wing and TIE Fighter games

Star Wars: Squadrons will bring 5-on-5 space dogfighting to the PC on October 2—complete with virtual reality support.

Future Games Show finishes off a big not-E3 day with more must-watch game reveals

Future Games Show finishes off a big not-E3 day with more must-watch game reveals

The Future Games Show wrapped up a long day of not-E3 presentations with even more trailers and announcements. We've rounded up the most interesting game reveals inside.

The PC Gaming Show 2020: These are the new games PC enthusiasts need to see

The PC Gaming Show 2020: These are the new games PC enthusiasts need to see

E3 may be cancelled this year, but the PC Gaming Show rolled on, showcasing over 50 games that make the PC the best platform around.

Guerrilla Collective: Watch trailers for Baldur's Gate III, System Shock, Dwarf Fortress, and more

Guerrilla Collective: Watch trailers for Baldur's Gate III, System Shock, Dwarf Fortress, and more

The Guerrilla Collective's showcase showed off dozens of games from indie developers including big hitters like System Shock and Baldur's Gate, along with plenty of interesting games you may not have heard of.

Sony reveals the PlayStation 5 and trailers for Horizon, Gran Turismo, Spider-Man and more

Sony reveals the PlayStation 5 and trailers for Horizon, Gran Turismo, Spider-Man and more

We've rounded up all of today's trailers from Sony's "Future of Gaming" event, including multiple cats, multiple games based on Edge of Tomorrow, and uh...Grand Theft Auto V?

IGN Summer Gaming Expo kicks off with trailers for Mortal Shell, Wasteland 3, and more

IGN Summer Gaming Expo kicks off with trailers for Mortal Shell, Wasteland 3, and more

Once upon another lifetime, E3 would've been this week. Instead, we're kicking off fake-E3 with a recap of IGN's Summer of Gaming event, including a few PC games.

Command & Conquer Remastered impressions: The roots of real-time strategy, resurrected

Command & Conquer Remastered impressions: The roots of real-time strategy, resurrected

Petroglyph's remasters of the original Command & Conquer and follow-up Red Alert are loving and well-crafted, but very much products of their day, and are "missing" many of the improvements made by those that built on Westwood's...

Epic will give away the next Total War game for free on launch day

Epic will give away the next Total War game for free on launch day

When A Total War Saga: Troy launches in August, it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store—and temporarily free.

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

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

Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy VII show how successful modern remakes of classic games can be. These ones next, please!

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.

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