Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review: A classic remastered, but not remade

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review in progress: This realistic Skyrim rival is a true role-playing game

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review in progress: This realistic Skyrim rival is a true role-playing game

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is equal parts unique and janky. We've spent 20-odd hours in the Holy Roman Empire circa 1400—throwing manure at people's houses, killing bandits, and trying to earn enough money to buy clothes.

Celeste review: An excellent platformer with an excellent message

Celeste review: An excellent platformer with an excellent message

Celeste is the best precision platformer since Super Meat Boy. It's also an amazing parable about depression. The way those two combine is what makes it so endearing.

Rusty Lake Paradise review: Bizarre and brilliant

Rusty Lake Paradise review: Bizarre and brilliant

Rusty Lake Paradise's brand of Victorian Gothic weirdness is still unique enough to earn a wholehearted recommendation.

The best free PC games
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The best free PC games

The best free PC games will give you a good time even if you don't have a dime to spare.

NZXT's debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever

NZXT's debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever

NZXT's N7 Z370 looks "finished" in a way most motherboards don't, bringing the NZXT minimalist aesthetic over from NZXT cases. It's pricey, though.

Razer's HyperFlux Mamba is a self-charging mouse with no wires and no battery

Razer's HyperFlux Mamba is a self-charging mouse with no wires and no battery

Razer's answer to Logitech's Powerplay mousepad and mice is here, but with a twist: There's no battery inside the HyperFlux Mamba. It's powered directly from the new Razer Firefly HyperFlux, and that's it.

The HTC Vive Pro's upgrades make the Vive finally feel complete

The HTC Vive Pro's upgrades make the Vive finally feel complete

HTC's Vive Pro boasts "78 percent more pixels" and more, as VR's second generation of hardware heats up.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm review: A small town and smaller stakes

Life is Strange: Before the Storm review: A small town and smaller stakes

Life is Strange: Before the Storm isn’t as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but it's an excellent refinement of those ideas and a solid prequel.

Mad Catz is back from the dead with new PC gaming hardware

Mad Catz is back from the dead with new PC gaming hardware

Mad Catz filed for bankruptcy in 2017, killed off by a pile of unsold Rock Band guitars. Less than a year later the brand owners have resurrected it though, along with an updated set of PC peripherals.

The new PC games we're excited for in 2018

The new PC games we're excited for in 2018

2018's new PC games have big shoes to fill after a stellar 2017. They're off to a good start.

The 10 best PC games of 2017

The 10 best PC games of 2017

These are the best PC games of 2017, in one of the best years for PC games ever.

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