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‘Fortnite’ DirectX 12 update boosts performance on high-end PCs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Epic Games Fortnite is about to make better use of your fast gaming rig. Epic is rolling out an update to the Windows version of its battle royale shooter that adds support for DirectX 12. If you have a high-end graphics chipset, you should see “higher and steadier” frame rates […]

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Check out the trailer for the final episode of Darth Vader’s VR saga

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ILMxLAB LucasFilm’s ILMxLAB has shared a new trailer for the upcoming final episode of its excellent Vader Immortal VR game series. While short, the minute-and-a-half long clip is dense with details. [embedded content] Thanks to the ancient lightsaber you recovered in Episode II, we see that you’ll be able to […]

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‘Death Stranding’ and ‘Control’ lead Game Awards nominees

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The Game Awards The Game Awards takes place in less than a month and voting is now open after Geoff Keighley announced the nominees. Hideo Kojima’s sprawling epic Death Stranding leads the pack with nine nominations, including game of the year, game direction, score/music, narrative and performance for both Norman […]

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‘Roblox’ wants you to build ‘Star Wars’ speeder to celebrate ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Engadget RSS Feed There’s a new Star Wars film coming out soon, and Roblox is partnering with Disney to enable players to build their own in-universe vehicles. The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge tasks you with building your own customized drift speeder and race against your friends. You’ll fly across the land, trying to pass through […]

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NVIDIA’s RTX Studio driver speeds up ray-traced V-Ray rendering

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chaos Group When you see a particularly shiny, photorealistic 3D scene, there’s a good chance it was created on Autodesk’s 3DS Max or Maya using Chaos Group’s V-Ray renderer. It can take a long time for workstations to crunch through V-Ray scenes, however, so NVIDIA has just unveiled an instant […]

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Niantic is adding gifting to ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Niantic Taking a page from Pokémon Go, Niantic is adding gifting to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The next time you launch the augmented reality game, you’ll be able to find different colored boxes at the game’s inns, fortresses and greenhouses, and then send them to your friends. Depending on the […]

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‘Detroit: Become Human’ is coming to PC on December 12th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Timothy J. Seppala/Engadget It took a while, but the PC version of Detroit: Become Human is nearly here. Quantic Dream has revealed that the Windows edition will be available through the Epic Games Store on December 12th, with pre-orders available now. A demo including the game’s opening scene will be […]

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This ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ lightsaber is also a motion controller

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Rudeism Twitch streamer and DIY gaming accessory buff Dylan “Rudeism” Beck, who created a hilarious Untitled Goose Game “controller,” is at it again with the new Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order. He built a motion-controlled lightsaber and a force glove that make the game look more fun and sporty, […]

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Valve will unveil its ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ VR game on Thursday

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Valve Software No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: after 12 years, Valve has announced a new Half-Life game. The company has confirmed swirling rumors with word that it will reveal Half-Life: Alyx, its “flagship VR game,” on November 21st at 1PM Eastern. It didn’t provide any details about the game […]

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Sony patent may show a familiar-looking controller for the PS5

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Japan Patent Office While Sony is still about a year away from releasing its next-generation console, we may have just gotten an early look at the device’s new controller. Newly published images by Japan’s patent office that were first spotted by VGC may provide some clues as to what to […]

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