The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

G-Man in Half-Life: Alyx
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Everything is cancelled (opens in new tab), which means less travel for us, and more time sitting around playing March's upcoming releases, which include Doom Eternal (opens in new tab) and Half-Life: Alyx (opens in new tab). Here's some pointless trivia: The last time a new Doom and a new Half-Life released in the same year was in 2004, when Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 released. 

Where does the time go? Possibly into writing news recaps—here's what happened this week in PC gaming:

AMD's Threadripper 3990X can run Crysis without a graphics card (opens in new tab)

It can't run it very well, obviously, but it's still pretty wild how far we've come over the past decade and a bit. At some point, we're going to have to find a new game to fill the role of un-runnable monster.

Halo: Combat Evolved just surprise launched on Steam (opens in new tab)

Not a huge surprise—the rest of the games in the Master Chief Collection (opens in new tab) should be arriving at a pretty good pace for the rest of the year—but not a bad one, either.

3 new Half-Life: Alyx videos show her gravity gloves and upgradable gun in action (opens in new tab)

Check out the third video below. And if you were hoping to play Alyx on Valve's Index headset, they'll be back in stock on Monday (opens in new tab)—but they'll probably sell out quick. Other VR headsets (opens in new tab) will work, too, so long as they hook up to a PC.

One of EA's unannounced Star Wars games has leaked (opens in new tab)

It's called Project Maverick. We don't know much about it other than that, but there is an image to draw too many speculative conclusions from.

Streamer suspended from Twitch after accidentally firing a gun on stream (opens in new tab)

It was only a matter of time before a Twitch streamer got drunk and accidentally fired a gun on stream. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.

Bethesda was surprised how uninterested players were in Fallout 76's PvP (opens in new tab)

Sometimes you don't know what players are going to want until they're playing the game, case number 36,456.

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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.