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Hayden Dingman


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Past articles by Hayden:

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Antlion ModMic Wireless review: One step closer to the ideal ModMic

Ditching the cable makes installing the headset-agnostic ModMic Wireless a cinch compared to its predecessors, though middling battery life and diminished audio quality are the necessary trade-offs. → Read More

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure. → Read More

Razer Blade Stealth (2020) review: A tiny gaming laptop with a big price

The 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth is both a fantastic work machine and a solid gaming machine—but it costs more than comparable models in both categories. → Read More

Ubisoft Forward shows off Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Hyper Scape

Ubisoft stuck to the hits for its not-E3 event, revealing more details about Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla. → Read More

Assassin's Creed Valhalla hands-on preview: More natural, more serious, more vikings

We spent three hours with Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and dare we say it? It kind of reminds us of Assassin's Creed III. → Read More

Watch Dogs Legion hands-on preview: There's no other game like it

Our second hands-on with Watch Dogs Legion proves it will live or die by its play-as-any-character system—though its police state story feels pretty timely as well. → Read More

The Steam Summer Sale starts with deals on Borderlands 3, Assassin's Creed and more

Apparently it's summer outside? With no end to isolation in sight, pick up some games to keep you company for the next few months—on the cheap. → Read More

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. → Read More

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 again. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

HyperX Alloy Origins review: Same keyboard, new switches, new name

Another custom-built keyboard switch joins the fray. The HyperX Alloy Origins is near-identical to its Alloy FPS RGB sibling, but with HyperX's new Aqua and Red switches under the hood. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More