Overwatch League commissioner leaves to head competitive ‘Fortnite’

If it wasn't already apparent that Epic Games is serious about competitive Fortnite, it is now. The company has confirmed that it hired Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer (shown at middle) to oversee Fortnite esports at Epic. The chief of Ac...

Bungie is making ‘Destiny 2’ raid races more competitive

Destiny 2's World First raid races are supposed to provide glory and rewards to anyone with a sufficiently committed fireteam, but that's not how it works in practice -- and Bungie wants to level the playing field. When the shared-world shooter's Se...

‘Firewatch’ publisher’s Playdate gaming handheld has a crank

Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of gam...

Windows 10’s Xbox bar helps you find and share games

Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while you're playing. Invoke the Win-G keyboard shor...

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This to Light Your Path!

Fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise will remember the potion jars you can find that give you certain boosts depending on the color of its contents. Check out this light-up potion jar that light that looks like it came straight out of the game.

The jar stands 6-inches tall, and if you push the cork down, you can cycle through its modes. Functions include the ability to slowly cycle through the colors or stay on a particular color, so you can pick your potion.

It lights up in red, blue, green, orange, and yellow. Power comes from three AAA batteries, and you can buy one for $24.99 at Entertainment Earth, with shipping starting this July.

Pro ‘Fortnite’ player sues FaZe Clan over ‘oppressive’ team contract

A lawsuit might just redefine how esports teams treat their players. Turner Tenney, better known as the pro Fortnite player Tfue, has sued FaZe Clan for allegedly hurting his opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract that v...

Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies and shows

Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on games. Sony Studios will help distribute the material, bu...

‘Overwatch’ third anniversary event kicks off May 21st

Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it'll...

‘Call of Duty’ shake-up may see ‘Black Ops 5’ arrive in 2020

Activision's Call of Duty release schedule has been predictable for years -- the company has rotated between three studios, with Treyarch pumping out a Black Ops game every three years like clockwork. However, you might be in for a surprise in 2020....