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

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

We truly value the time and detail you all spend in responding to questions from your fellow tech-obsessed commenters, which is why we've decided to bring back the much missed Ask Engadget column. We're kicking things off with a question from an adult looking to dip their toes into a game intended for a younger age audience. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to ask@engadget.com!

‘Eve Online’ is going mobile next year with ‘Project Aurora’

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‘Eve Online’ is going mobile next year with ‘Project Aurora’

Popular space MMO Eve Online has been doing pretty well lately, bringing a massive map, galactic trade economies and the vastness of space to players over its 14-year history. It's made several moves to keep folks interested in its PC-based game title, too. Developer CCP Games, has made Eve Online free to download and play while also allowing players to participate in finding exoplanets in real life. Now the team is partnering with mobile game developer PlayRaven to bring Eve Online-style multiplayer action to mobile devices. Dubbed "Project Aurora," the upcoming title for iOS and Android is set to launch later in 2018.

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

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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. GTA Online has more in store for the next DLC set to release later this month includes races with transforming vehicles, a marked-for-death mode and aerial dogfights.

There’s a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X

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There’s a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X, Microsoft's mid-generation answer to the PlayStation 4 Pro, is launching next month. The $500 system is a more powerful version of the Xbox One that will "enhance" games up to 4K and 60 frames per second. Other than its beefier specs, we haven't learned much about the new console, but YouTuber unocero got one early and popped it open and found a couple surprises -- namely, a depiction of Halo's Master Chief riding a scorpion that's etched into the system's circuit board.

Discord makes video chat and screen sharing available to all

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Discord makes video chat and screen sharing available to all

As promised, Discord is rolling out video chat and screen share to its entire user base. Some of you may recall that the Slack-style gaming chat app began testing the highly-requested features in August. During the trial run, they were available to around 5 percent of members. Now, anyone can take advantage of video chat in one-to-one calls, or with up to ten people in a direct messaging group. You also have the option to switch between your webcam video and screen share. And, the update includes picture-in-picture support, allowing you to video chat while checking out other stuff (like servers or DMs). With 45 million users and counting, the latest changes should see Discord swipe more gamers from Skype and TeamSpeak.