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‘Minecraft’ now has 112 million players per month

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes Fortnite might still have the lion’s share of public attention, but that doesn’t mean it’s hurting the other gaming phenomenon. Microsoft’s Helen Chiang told Business Insider in an interview that Minecraft now has 112 million active players every month, a surge of 20 million over figures from October 2018. This …

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‘Gears 5’ will add new modes and maps in its first six months

Sponsored Links The Coalition/Microsoft Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what’s next. They’ve outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn’t be a shortage of new material. The initial season (“Operation” in Gears speak) is starting off modestly with weekly …

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Five Nights At Freddy’s will soon terrify you in augmented reality

Sponsored Links Illumix The Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise shows few signs of slowing down after a virtual reality spinoff arrived earlier this year. Next up is an augmented reality mobile game in which, based on the teaser, it seems the series’ creepy-as-hell animatronics will chase you around your own home (or anywhere else). That’s …

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What we’ve been playing in September: ‘Control’ and ‘Wheels of Aurelia’

Welcome back to Engadget’s Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. This time around, we dove into Remedy’s latest third-person shooter, Control, and the indie driving sim Wheels of Aurelia. One of our editors also made the unwise choice of reinstalling World of WarCraft Classic, and he also …

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‘Anthem’ heads to EA Access after rocky launch

Sponsored Links EA Anthem, the open-world action RPG by Bioware and EA, had a less than stellar debut earlier this year. The game is now available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, giving the troubled title one more chance to turn around its fate. Gamers will be able to access the “Standard Edition” of …

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‘Project Resistance’ video shows its 4-vs-1 co-op gameplay

Sponsored Links Project Resistance Capcom has released a new video for its upcoming Resident Evil spinoff Project Resistance that shows how the multiplayer game works. The survival horror title is apparently a 4-versus-1 asymmetrical co-op game similar to Dead by Daylight, allowing you to play any of the four survivors or the Mastermind trying to …

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Hideo Kojima releases ‘Death Stranding’ briefing trailer in 4K

Sponsored Links Pablo Uchida/Kojima Productions Kojima Productions has released a 4K version of Death Stranding’s briefing trailer, which originally debuted at Gamescom in August. And you may want to watch it if you intend to follow all the Death Stranding news that comes out of Tokyo Game Show. Hideo Kojima will unleash two lengthy Death …

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Even ‘Civilization VI’ is getting a battle royale mode

Sponsored Links Firaxis/2K Games Firaxis and 2K are taking an all-too-familiar approach to revitalizing a game: tack on a battle royale mode in a bid to capture the Fortnite crowd. They’ve released an update to Civilization VI that introduces Red Death, a 12-player competitive mode that grafts battle royale on to a strategy game that …

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Intel is hosting an Olympics-sanctioned esports tournament in 2020

Sponsored Links Ivan Abreu via Getty Images Gamers will go for the gold next summer in Tokyo, but not in the Olympics. Intel has announced it will host an esports tournament in Tokyo during the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Players will compete in Street Fighter V and Rocket League for a price of $250,000 …

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PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Samsung’s PlayGalaxy PC-to-mobile game streaming app is ready to roll, provided you have the right hardware. The tech giant has released PlayGalaxy Link in the US and South Korea for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners who want to play computer-quality games on their handsets. You’ll need a reasonably brawny …

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