Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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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Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn review: A phenomenal detective story invoking old Macintosh adventures

A unique art style and a fantastic puzzle hook make Return of the Obra Dinn a detective story worth experiencing, especially if you can do it all in one go.

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Living Computer Museum

Inside the Living Computer Museum founded by Paul Allen: Where PC history stays alive

“Other museums put a glass in front of their computers. We put a chair.” We tour the Living Computer Museum founded by Microsoft's Paul Allen.

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Steam may get tools to play Windows games on Linux and Mac, code deep-dive finds

Reddit discovered references to a "Steam Play" compatibility wrapper this week, and while there's no official announcement, it does indicate that Valve's support for Linux isn't over yet.

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Facebook Spaces

Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR

Oculus Rift's Spaces, Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.

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StarCraft: Remastered

The original StarCraft and its beloved Brood War expansion are now free

Alongside the latest 1.18 patch, Blizzard's made the original StarCraft and its Brood War expansion free.

Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

Legendary RPG Planescape: Torment is getting an Enhanced Edition, 17 years later

What can change the nature of an Infinity Engine game? Beamdog revisits Planescape: Torment and updates it with native widescreen, bug fixes, and more.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

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Steam Winter Sale

Steam's massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

It's like Gabe Newell squeezed down your chimney to bring you a bunch of the year's best games. And that's weird, because I don't even have a chimney.

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Doom

Doom running on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar is the latest hilarious 'Doom on dumb stuff' hack

You've seen Doom on an ATM, on an oscilloscope, and on an ultrasound machine. Now see it squashed onto the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Xbox One Elite Controller

Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’s proprietary wireless signal

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft's Legion expansion launches in August

Legion, a.k.a. Burning Crusade Redux, will be here soon—though not soon enough for some content-starved players.

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PSA: Steam is having serious issues with account security at the moment

A caching error has exposed people's Steam accounts to other users. The best thing you can do? Nothing at all. Stay as far from Steam as possible today.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the scariest PC games ever, is free for 24 hours

Lock the doors, turn out the lights, put on some headphones, and keep a spare pair of pants nearby. Frictional's giving away the game that launched a thousand YouTube channels.

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