Hayden Dingman

Games Reporter

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

Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match

These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life
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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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.

20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off
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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass's brutal new mode shines on Battlefield's grimmest map ever

Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass's brutal new mode shines on Battlefield's grimmest map ever

Battlefield 1's They Shall Not Pass adds two great maps, two filler maps, the French, and the brilliant new Frontlines mode for a decent first expansion. The only real issue? Pricing.

The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

Virtual reality is a bold new frontier, and a lot of big-name players want a slice of the pie.

The 15 most anticipated PC games of (the rest of) 2015

The 15 most anticipated PC games of (the rest of) 2015

Sure, delays have pushed some games into next year. But the next few months are still packed with worthy titles like these.

Acer Aspire E-15 review: This laptop packs solid performance, but at too high a price

Acer Aspire E-15 review: This laptop packs solid performance, but at too high a price

The Acer Aspire E-15 isn't a bad machine, but it's a bit of an also-ran—there are cheaper machines with better specs and performance.

Grand Ages: Medieval preview: Economics, warfare, and economic warfare

Grand Ages: Medieval preview: Economics, warfare, and economic warfare

Put on your medieval accounting hat, grab a jug of mead, and prepare to take over Europe—through the sword or the power of the ducat.

Newly-launched Fig allows crowdfunders to properly invest in (and profit from) indie games

Newly-launched Fig allows crowdfunders to properly invest in (and profit from) indie games

It's like Kickstarter, except instead of throwing your money into Tim Schafer's wallet and saying "Keep the change," now Tim Schafer might give you some money back.

Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

This Lenovo laptop is poised to take on Chromebooks, so expect Chromebook-style performance.

Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs

Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs

We reviewed eight mainstream budget laptops—because "cheap" doesn't have to mean "awful."

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