Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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

Steam Library Update

Steam's wonderful Library Update beta is finally live: Here's how to get it

The Steam Library Update went live today, bringing with it new organizational tools and a slick interface. You could (and should) join.

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Steam Summer Sale 2019

Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is one of the better ones in recent memory. Maybe Valve's feeling the heat from the Epic Games Store? Regardless, you win.

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Google's Stadia game-streaming service lets you play games anywhere, if your Internet can handle it

At GDC 2019, Google took the wraps off its hotly rumored Stadia game-streaming service and a companion controller. It looks pretty wild—and bandwidth intensive.

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Globesweeper review: February's most addictive game is a modernized take on Minesweeper

There's so much work to be done but I just can't stop playing Globesweeper, a spherical take on Minesweeper.

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Steam Winter Sale 2018

The 2018 Steam Winter Sale is here with steep savings and free daily gifts

Check out the Steam Winter Sale's Extremely Cozy Cottage every day for wallpapers, in-game items, and more. Or don't, and just buy games on the cheap like usual.

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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.