Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone As useful as the Twitch mobile app can be, it still falls short of what you're used to on the desktop, especially if you're a broadcaster. Would you believe that you have to switch apps just to stream live? Thankfully, it's shrinking that gap today…. Source: Engadget […]

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 Welcome to the middle of the week. It was Nintendo's turn to dominate E3, the world's biggest gaming show. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Switch this October, Intel is making VR better and the Atari 2600 is back. Kind of. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: […]

Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal in 14 minutes

Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal in 14 minutes After months of teasing it's fancy new console, Microsoft officially revealed Project Scorpio… er, the Xbox One X here at E3 2017. The company packed a nearly two-hour event with specs, availability info and a ton of games. If you missed any the bi… Source: Engadget […]

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Monday, and the beginning of a very busy week in gaming news. While you can expect the usual mix of Gear, Entertainment and Tomorrow reports, E3 2017 has kicked off, and that means all of gaming's big… Source: Engadget Link: […]

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet FIFA's Interactive World Cup has been been growing in stature over the years, and its next eSports competition promises to be the most ambitious yet: the organization and EA have unveiled plans for the "largest ever" FIFA competition (using FIFA 18,… Source: Engadget Link: EA […]

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival The Indie Megabooth, a bastion of independent games at conventions around the world, is growing. Again. But this time around, things are different: The Megabooth is expanding beyond games. The Megashow is the first standalone festival to be spun off… Source: Engadget Link: Indie games […]

What to expect at this year's E3

What to expect at this year's E3 Dazzling press conferences. Heart-stopping trailers. A convention center packed with video games large and small. E3 is a magical week for anyone who likes to spend their free time pushing buttons on plastic gamepads. It's like the Super Bowl, the Os… Source: Engadget Link: What to expect at […]

Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming

Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming It would almost be ridiculous not to buy a 4K TV without HDR, since you can get such sets for under $500 — so it's weird that we haven't seen many HDR PC displays yet. Luckily, Samsung has some big news on that front: It's releasing […]

Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2'

Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2' Dota 2 isn't just an ever-repeating, five-on-five race to destroy your enemy's base. Every so often, Valve adds temporary cooperative game modes to the MOBA that unite the toxic player base against an entirely different end goal. In the build-up to T… Source: Engadget Link: Valve […]

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abusers from putting out a never-ending stream of garba… Source: Engadget […]

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new… Source: […]

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age Megan Garber, The Atlantic Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended […]

Create a masterpiece on the Switch's touchscreen in 'Qbics Paint'

Create a masterpiece on the Switch's touchscreen in 'Qbics Paint' A new game coming to the Nintendo Switch promises to make good use of its touchscreen. Qbics Paint, developed by Abylight Studios, lets you sculpt and paint works of art from the comfort of your living room — or wherever else you've toted your Switc… […]

'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days

'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days That didn't take long. Rime developer Tequila Works promised earlier this week that it would remove Denuvo, the anti-tampering/DRM system on the Windows version of Rime, if someone cracked it. Just five days later, and that's already happened and the… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' goes […]

‘Need for Speed Payback’ adds higher stakes and familiar ideas

‘Need for Speed Payback’ adds higher stakes and familiar ideas On paper, Need for Speed Payback sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto V crossed with a modern Fast and the Furious movie. Tale of revenge? Check. Three distinct protagonists with differing skillsets? Check. Heist missions? You see where I'm going with… Source: Engadget Link: […]

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony It's not a great time to be a Wipeout fan. Unless you're eager to re-play Wipeout HD through the Omega Collection, you don't exactly have many choices when it comes to hyper-stylized sci-fi racing. Take heart, however — R8 Studios has released the f… Source: Engadget […]

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017 Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week. Most of you are probably enjoying a three-day weekend, but the show never stops at Engadget. We have a team of reporters settling into Taipei for Asia's biggest PC show, Computex, while we also look at the… Source: Engadget Link: […]

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked Game studios that use digital rights management (DRM) tools tend to defend it to the death, even after it's been cracked. It prevents 'casual' piracy and cheating, they sometimes argue. However, Rime developer Tequila Works is taking a decidedly diff… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' creators will […]

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintend… Source: Engadget Link: Nintendo […]

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be… Source: Engadget Link: […]