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Giant ‘Minecraft‘ graphics upgrade delayed to 2018

The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what‘s not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to sometime in 2018. They‘re not elaborating on the reasons behind the delay, but in both cases the features simply aren‘t finished. More information on the graphics delay i

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‘Battlefront II‘ under investigation in Belgium over loot crates

EA isn‘t only getting a lot of flak over Battlefront II‘s loot crates, it‘s also under investigation from Belgium‘s gambling authority. According to VTM Nieuws, the country‘s gaming commission is in the midst of taking a closer look at both Battlefront II and Overwatch, since add-on boxes that have to be purchased before you can see what‘s inside might constitute gambling. As Commission chairman Peter

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Your gaming skills could earn you a Drone Racing League contract

So you want to be a professional drone racer? Then you should probably download Drone Racing League Simulator from Steam. To coincide with the game‘s official launch, watchmaker Swatch has announced it‘s sponsoring tryouts for the 2018 season, where top prize is a spot in the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship Season and a 75,000 contract. We‘ve seen this type of thing with Gran Turismo before but it‘ll never not

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‘Warframe‘ for PS4 gets yet another expansion four years after launch

When the PS4 launched on November 15th, 2013, the free-to-play MMO-ish shooter Warframe was available to download. It had debuted on Windows the previous March and came to Xbox in September 2014, yet still sustains a healthy playerbase. The Warframe team has been refining it since, adding content for free. Now, its latest gratis expansion is live on the PS4 version. Source: PlayStation Blog

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Razer‘s latest gaming keyboard can survive spilled drinks

Razer‘s keyboards have been many things, but tough generally wasn‘t one of them -- knock your drink the wrong way and that elaborate input device was toast. That won‘t be as much of a problem in the future, as Razer has unveiled a new version of its signature BlackWidow Ultimate with IP54 water and dust resistance. While the rating doesn‘t mean you can dunk the keyboard in the pool (you‘d want IP67 or bett

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The Game Awards nominees include ‘PUBG,‘ ‘Zelda‘ and ‘Persona 5‘

The Game Awards, the industry‘s equivalent to the Oscars or Tony‘s, seeks to commemorate the year‘s best titles -- and boy, what a year 2017 has been. By our April roundup, we‘d already seen many of the titles on this year‘s ballot. This year‘s awards show, the fourth annual, will be livestreamed on December 7th.

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‘This War of Mine‘ drops first episode of its story-driven DLCs

Games about war, though insanely popular, do little to illustrate the hardships faced by soldiers and civilians. With its stark design and focus on survival, This War of Mine (TWOM) set out to change that. The indie game from the devs behind the Anomaly series struck a chord, becoming an instant hit and going on to reap awards. Three years later, it seems the title still has some life left in it, with 11 Bit Studios releasing the first c

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The Morning After: Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. While we prepare for The Engadget Experience today in Los Angeles, you can take a look back Monday‘s biggest stories, including yet another terrifying robot from the good folks at Boston Dynamics.

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EA makes ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II‘ heroes easier to earn amid backlash

Video game studios sometimes tinker with their games until release day, but Electronic Arts is making another last-minute change to soothe legions of irate fans. After the high price to unlock heroes in the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II caused fans to revolt, EA relented. The publisher told fans in a blog post that, effective immediately, a handful of iconic characters including Luke and Darth Vader would be far easier to earn.

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