Video Games

‘Dota 2’ will match players sooner if they’re open to different roles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images Play class-based games and you’ll know that it’s tough to convince people to play certain roles — there are only so many people who’d rather be the support character than the front line hero. Valve’s solution for Dota 2? Give players an incentive to […]

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Epic Games Store revamp helps you find trending titles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Epic Games The Epic Games Store still has a lot of work left if it’s going to match some players’ expectations, but there are signs of progress. Epic has launched a redesigned storefront that lets you see what games are trending, filter releases by genre and otherwise track down the […]

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‘PUBG Mobile’ Payload Mode adds helicopters and airstrikes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PUBG/Tencent/Lightspeed & Quantum Studios PUBG on your phone is about to get decidedly more lethal. Tencent has introduced a promised Payload Mode to PUBG Mobile on Android and iOS that adds both aerial combat and the means to defend yourself. You can fly in attack helicopters to wreak havoc on […]

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DeepMind AI now keeps up with ‘StarCraft II’ Grandmasters

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links DeepMind DeepMind’s StarCraft II AI can already hang with human players, but now it’s ready to handle the best of the best. The team has revealed that its AlphaStar AI can play one-on-one matches in the real-time strategy game at a Grandmaster level for all three factions (Terran, Protoss, Zerg). […]

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Steam’s redesigned Library is available to everyone

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Valve Software Your Steam game collection is about to look decidedly different. Valve has released a Steam update that brings the redesigned Library to everyone, giving you a smarter (and hopefully easier) view of your catalog. There’s now a central hub with game news, friend activity, recent games and the […]

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‘Apex Legends’ adds two-player teams on November 5th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Respawn Entertainment/EA Apex Legends players won’t have to choose between full three-player squads or (when it’s an option) going solo, at least for a while. Respawn is adding a “limited time” duos mode to the battle royale game starting on November 5th. Other details aren’t forthcoming, but the appeal is […]

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The first season of Call of Duty League begins January 24th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jason Koerner/Getty Images Activision Blizzard’s bid at an Overwatch-style, city-based Call of Duty esports competition is relatively close to getting underway. The publisher has announced that the first season of the Call of Duty League will get started on the weekend of January 24th, 2020, when the Minnesota Røkkr will […]

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NCAA will allow college athletes to earn money off their likeness

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS In a departure from a long-standing position, the NCAA has voted to allow student athletes to “benefit” from the use of their likeness. The organization’s Board of Governors made the announcement on Tuesday, and said they’ve instructed all three of the NCAA’s divisions to start looking at their […]

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Razer game controller turns your phone into a wannabe Switch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Razer Razer had one more mobile gaming accessory in store today, and this one will seem… familiar. Its newly released Junglecat controller effectively turns your phone into an ad hoc Nintendo Switch. If you have a Razer Phone 2, Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy S10+ (plus the P30 Pro outside […]

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‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ devs will fix frequent Xbox One X crashes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Infinity Ward/Activision Blizzard The reborn Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is off to a rough start if you’re an Xbox One X owner. Infinity Ward has identified a problem that leads to frequent crashing for some owners of Microsoft’s higher-end console, in some cases rendering the game virtually unplayable. There’s […]

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