The Xbox Series X is a current and next-generation powerhouse console, and I can't wait to see what it will deliver in 2021.
Subnautica: Below Zero is a solid addition to the survival game genre, delivering a standalone experience that manages to be both cozy and challenging.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD makes a few smart improvements to an excellent game. A cumbersome control scheme still holds it back, however.
The Razer Barracuda X is an inexpensive and versatile wireless gaming headset, which plays nicely with PC, PlayStation and Switch, but has few bells and whistles.
The Roccat Syn Pro Air wireless gaming headset offers good sound and a quality mic, but it’s frustrating to use, and far too expensive for what it does.
The Razer Blade 14 offers powerful components and excellent performance in a compact and lightweight package.
Scarlet Nexus is an action-packed adventure, with a good story and characters. It’s worth picking up for both longtime JPRG fans and newcomers.
Knockout City is a zany take on dodgeball that combines surprisingly deep gameplay with a bright, colorful aesthetic. It’s a winning combination.
The PS5 is a true generational leap, offering incredibly fast load times and an innovative new controller that can change the way games feel.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade leverages the PS5 to make a great game even better, but it’s the Intermission DLC where the experience really shines.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the exclusive title the PS5 has been waiting for. With finely tuned gameplay, an ambitious story and terrific production values, it's a high-water mark for the series.
The HP Omen 30L runs games beautifully, thanks to its powerful hardware and quiet cooling system. It's expensive, though, and packed with a lot of extraneous software and accessories.
The Roccat Kone Pro is a comfortable and effective gaming mouse, with particularly striking RGB lighting. It's expensive for what it does, though, and the software could be better.
The MSI Aegis RS11th couples strong performance with a chassis that'll fit your needs as they grow, at a price that's fair — if it's in your budget.
The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed is one of the best gaming keyboards on the market, combining a just-big-enough keypad with excellent functionality and a sleek design.
The MSI MEG Trident X looks great, doesn't take up much space, and runs demanding games at top settings. It's not cheap, however.
The Dell G5 5090 can handle both demanding games and productivity tasks with ease, but its specs are lackluster.
The Alienware m15 R4 (2021) looks beautiful and runs games wonderfully. Its powerful hardware makes this gaming laptop nearly future-proof.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an impressive gaming laptop that delivers great performance and incredible battery life.
The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT marries excellent sound quality with a stylish design and two types of wireless connectivity. It's expensive, though.
The Nintendo Switch Lite takes an already impressive console and makes it cheaper at the expense of some veratility.
The SteelSeries Rival 5 incorporates the best features from previous SteelSeries gaming mice, with rock-solid performance and lots of colorful lighting.
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced combines a thin, lightweight design with great game performance. Just be prepared to dish out a whole lot of money.
More than just a mouthful of a title, the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is quite tough.
The PS4 Pro offers 4K gaming and streaming, gorgeous HDR effects and a healthy game library with VR support.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids is an expansion that plays it safe, delivering the same basic gameplay and structure as the core title.