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Leaked ‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 trailer showcases a new map and boats

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Epic Games Fortnite is set to return from the void with a major overhaul, if a leaked trailer is anything to go by. The original, constantly evolving battle royale map was destroyed in spectacular fashion Sunday, leaving only a black hole for players to look at. As has been rumored, […]

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Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft is starting to invite players to test out its Project xCloud game streaming service. It said last month it would open up a public preview of the platform in October, allowing players to stream games to their Android devices. Now, it’s starting to send out invitations to those […]

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Microsoft tests content filters for Xbox messages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The gaming community can be ruthless and often outright abusive. In an attempt to make Xbox more welcoming and inclusive, Microsoft is introducing new content filters. Beginning today, Xbox Insiders can select one of four filters that will automatically block abusive and offensive messages. The filters include four levels: friendly, […]

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Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced gets an optical mechanical keyboard

Engadget RSS Feed We’ve seen gaming laptops with mechanical keyboards before, but Razer is taking things to a new level with the latest Blade 15 Advanced. It’s the first notebook to feature an optical mechanical keyboard, meaning it relies on light sensors instead of physical switches to register inputs. We first saw those switches on […]

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NVIDIA will remaster more games with RTX ray tracing

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links id Software/Lightspeed Studios/NVIDIA Quake II RTX is far from the last game to receive an NVIDIA ray tracing upgrade. DSOG has discovered that NVIDIA is hiring a producer for its Lightspeed Studios unit to lead work on a “game remastering program” that will add RTX ray tracing to more classic […]

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Original ‘Fortnite’ map vanishes in a cataclysmic event

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links DrLupo/Twitch The leaks were on the mark — Fortnite‘s original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title’s hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and trigger a massive amount of rifts, culminating in a meteor strike that […]

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Improved ‘Apex Legends’ training zone better prepares you for combat

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Respawn Entertainment/EA As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends‘ gameplay, its training area has remained… lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all too likely that you’ll have to learn about an ability or weapon in the middle […]

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Blizzard halves ‘Hearthstone’ pro’s suspension over Hong Kong protest

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Fans watch an eSports tournament with the video game ‘Hearthstone’ during the ‘Paris Games Week’ on October 28, 2018 in Paris, France. Chesnot via Getty Images Three days after Blizzard handed down a year-long ban to pro Hearthstone player ‘Blitzchung,’ aka Ng Wai Chung, the company has walked back its […]

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Riot urges ‘League of Legends’ pros to keep quiet on ‘sensitive’ issues

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Timo Verdeil/ESPAT Media/Getty Images Riot is trying to keep its hands clean after Blizzard banned a pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests on-camera. The League of Legends developer’s esports head John Needham has issued a statement saying that Riot has “reminded” pro players and hosts to avoid discussing “sensitive […]

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The next ‘Fortnite’ season might finally include a new map

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Epic Games Apex Legends, PUBG and other battle royale brawlers have added maps over time, but not Fortnite — you’ve had to be content with revisions (if sometimes dramatic ones) to the existing layout. You might finally get something new in the near future, however. Users browsing Apple’s Italian App […]

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