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Where are VR and AR headed? We’ll explore at the Engadget Experience.

We're diving head-first into the world of virtual and augmented reality next month at the inaugural Engadget Experience. The event, which takes place at LA's Ace Hotel on November 14th, will bring together pioneering minds in these new mediums. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Welcome to the mid-week Morning After. There's no lack of hardware today, with new Microsoft laptops, Pixel 2 reviews, a smart Sonos speaker and much more. And robot battles.

EA shuts down the studio behind 'Dead Space'

So much for hopes of a Dead Space sequel in the near future. EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline and The Godfather. According to EA, the closure is the result of a decision to "pivot" Visceral's Star Wars title. Show More Summary

'GTA Online' transforming vehicle races start today

There are plenty of new racing games to choose from this fall (Forza 7, GT Sport, Project Cars 2 and Need for Speed: Payback), but none of them will let you change vehicles mid-race. Nor are they anywhere near as crazy as what Rockstar Games has been doing with GTA Online. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Welcome to Tuesday! Yesterday's news centered on a WiFi vulnerability that could affect pretty much anything that connects to wireless networks. We checked on which companies are already issuing fixes. Huawei launched its newest phone in another bid to establish itself as a top-tier smartphone brand, and there's a fancy (albeit unofficial) SNES mini for grown-ups.

Microsoft delays its 'Age of Empires' remaster to 2018

Were you planning your gaming calendar around Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's release on October 19th? You'll... need to find an alternative. Microsoft has pushed back the launch of the remastered real-time strategy collection at the last minute, anticipating a launch sometime in early 2018. Show More Summary

'Doom' arrives on Nintendo Switch November 10th

Turns out that you won't have to wait too long to raze some Hell on your Nintendo Switch. That's because Doom will be released this November 10th, only a few short weeks from now. How's it look? Based on the video below, good and it seems to play just as fast, but it's a little soft/hazy compared to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Show More Summary

First 'Rocket League' Halloween event kicks off October 16th

There may be an emerging backlash to loot boxes in video games, but that isn't stopping Psyonix from hyping them up. Rocket League is holding its first-ever Halloween event between October 16th and November 6th, and it's ushering in a new event system that encourages you to earn crates. Show More Summary

11 years after creating ‘League of Legends,’ Riot is making a new game

The two founders of Riot Games announced that they're handing off the management of League of Legends to other administrators so they can make a new game -- which will end up being the publisher's second big video game release in 11 years of operation. Show More Summary

Try the Xbox One X before it launches at select Microsoft Stores

With less than a month to go before you can get your hands on the new, more powerful Xbox One X, Microsoft is giving the unconvinced a chance to try it out at the company's retail outlets. You can try the new console connected to a 4K...Show More Summary

'South Park' game's main DLC items won't be available this year

After a few delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will finally be released next week. If you're curious what the super-hero-themed RPG's season pass offers before laying down another $30 (assuming GameStop hasn't already guilted you into buying it), we've got you covered. Show More Summary

IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game and book retailer Humble Bundle

Media conglomerate IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want gaming, book and software collection retailer that raises money for charitable causes. In a blog post, Humble Bundle cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Rosen noted thatShow More Summary

Chat app Discord opens official game channels

Gaming-focused chat app Discord is partnering with developers on official chat channels. Verified Servers are places where a game's community can hang out, talk and get news straight from the teams that made the games. Think of them like official forums, but with real-time communication versus asynchronous. Show More Summary

'Life is Strange' prequel's second episode arrives next week

Life Is Strange was one of our favorite games of 2015 and its prequel of sorts turned out to be pretty great, even though it was made by a different studio. Titled Before the Storm, the game's first episode came out in August of this year. Show More Summary

Niantic is hosting a 'Pokémon Go' AR photography contest

How good are your Pokémon Go photography skills? We're asking, because Niantic is holding an in-app augmented reality photography contest for all players where Pokémon Go has been officially released. Yep, it's not limited to US residents...Show More Summary

Razer will debut its first smartphone on November 1st

Those rumors of a Razer smartphone for gamers just got much, much more tangible. Razer is teasing an event on November 1st with a preview image that shows a man holding a conspicuously phone-sized device. The company isn't wasting much time taking advantage of its Nextbit acquisition, then. Show More Summary

Ask Engadget: How does one start playing 'Overwatch' as an adult?

The amount of support shared between readers in the Engadget's comment section is one of the most impressive parts of the Engadget community. There is terrific advice in the comment section, on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. The voice of a generation is going quiet, and Apple is about to deliver new emoji.

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ public betas are available this weekend

Whether it's the cinematic campaign, the much-improved space combat or simply being able to pilot ships as the franchise's favorite muppet wizard, there's a lot to look forward to when Star Wars Battlefront II hits store shelves on November 17th. Show More Summary

Transforming vehicles and aerial dogfights are coming to 'GTA Online'

GTA Online manages to do more than hang on to its playerbase, despite its source game Grand Theft Auto V coming out four years ago. The continual flow of bonus content every other month net studio Rockstar Games over $400 million in Q2 2017. Show More Summary

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