Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

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This week in games: Heroes of the Storm winds down, Monster Hunter adds The Witcher's Geralt

Plus: Planetside Arena turns the sci-fi MMOFPS into a battle royale, Metro Exodus moves its release date up a week, and there's that awful Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster. This is gaming news for December 10 to 14.

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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.

HyperX Cloud Mix

HyperX Cloud Mix review: Pivoting to a mobile lifestyle brand brings mixed results

Bridging the gap between wired gaming headset and mobile Bluetooth headset, the HyperX Cloud Mix doesn't quite nail either. But if you're in both categories, perhaps it's an appealing jack-of-all-trades option.

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GOG.com's winter sale kicks off with free copies of LucasArts classic Full Throttle

The classic LucasArts adventure game about a man, a motorcycle, and a whole lot of butt-kicking is free for the next 48(ish) hours. Go grab Full Throttle in GOG.com's Winter sale!

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John Romero celebrates Doom's 25th anniversary with Sigil, a free fifth chapter for the original game

John Romero's apparently spent the last two years working on a nine-level mod for the original 1993 Doom, titled Sigil. Also, it's free.

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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.

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Whirlwind FX VortX review: The PC's first 'environmental simulator' is just hot air for now

Whirlwind FX's VortX promises to be the "world's first environmental simulator for PC gaming," but first-generation hardware woes make this experiment mostly a bust.

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This week in games: Call of Duty starts selling sans-Zombies, DayZ preps Early Access exit

Plus: Below finally gets a solid release date (soon!), Ubisoft Club Units get a two-year timer, and Just Cause 4 features one of the best Easter eggs in years. This is gaming news for December 3 to 7.

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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile review: Get a laptop feel on your desktop PC

Corsair's new K70 is the first to feature Cherry's new Low Profile MX switch, recreating a laptop feel on a desktop keyboard. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's pretty damn nice regardless.

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All the big reveals at The Game Awards 2018

We rounded up all the major trailers from the 2018 Game Awards, including quite a few "World Premieres" and a few 2019 release dates.

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17 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

These graphically intense PC games crank the eye candy to 11—and make your PC sweat while they're at it.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone

CS:GO finally ditches its archaic $15 price tag and embraces free-to-play, timed with an 18-player battle royale(ish) mode called Danger Zone.

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Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared

With a better revenue split and a focus on communication, Epic's new storefront makes a compelling offer to developers—and where developers go, players will have to follow.

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Just Cause 4 review impressions: A buggy and boring overhaul

Just Cause 4 takes the series in a new direction, but not entirely successfully. It's also replete with bugs, as of release.

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This week in games: Obsidian teases a game reveal, the FTC pledges to look into loot boxes

Plus: BioWare hints at Dragon Age news for December, Nier: Automata gets a Game of the Year edition, and Pathologic 2 goes episodic. This is gaming news for November 26 to 30.