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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jan 17, 2020 at 20:35. 3 comments

Big-Headed Anime Fortnite Figures Are Coming

Big-Headed Anime Fortnite Figures Are Coming

Japanese toymaker Good Smile Company makes big-headed anime figures out of everything from Blizzard hero shooters to scary clown movies. It was only a matter of time before they started in on Fortnite. Already big-headed, the bright pink cuddle team leader is a great place to start.

I don’t play Fortnite, but I love the character designs, especially Cuddle Team Leader. What’s not to love...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Dec 07, 2019. 13 comments

A New Scene From Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Is Premiering Next Week At Fortnite's Drive-In Theater

A New Scene From Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Is Premiering Next Week At Fortnite's Drive-In Theater

Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Fortnite? Do you like famous directors appearing in video games? Well, next week is going to be great for you as a new exclusive scene from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will be shown at Risky Reels, a theater located in the digital world of Fortnite.

The news was announced via an image on the Fortnite Twitter account, which shows a poster that is...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Dec 06, 2019. 6 comments

Rocket League Replaces Loot Boxes With Pricey Item Shop

Rocket League Replaces Loot Boxes With Pricey Item Shop

Rocket League players will no longer have to worry about grinding for new crates and the keys that unlock them in order to get the custom skins they want. But the new alternative will hurt their wallets.

Yesterday, Rocket League’s Blueprint update went live, kicking off season 12 and adding a new item shop where players can just buy whatever items they want outright. Players’ existing crates...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Nov 15, 2019. 13 comments

Epic’s New Hero-Collecting Game Seems Fine, Has Vague Connections To Fortnite

Epic’s New Hero-Collecting Game Seems Fine, Has Vague Connections To Fortnite

The most striking thing about Battle Breakers, Epic Games’ new free-to-play collectible character role-playing game for PC and mobile devices, is its rocking ‘90s cartoon style opening, complete with theme song lyrics. “Monsters from the sky / want us all to die / they’re hidin’ underground / now they must all be found.” Good stuff. The game itself? It’s okay.

I have played dozens of games...

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Ian Walker Ian Walker Nov 08, 2019. 10 comments

YouTuber's Lifetime Fortnite Ban Opens Conversation About Fair Punishments For Cheating

YouTuber's Lifetime Fortnite Ban Opens Conversation About Fair Punishments For Cheating

Jarvis Khattri, a YouTube content creator for the esports organization FaZe Clan, received a lifetime ban from Fortnite earlier this week after releasing a video of him cheating in the mega-popular battle royale shooter. This has since given way to discussion about the severity of the punishment and whether content creators whose livelihoods depend on these games should be banned at all.

In...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Sep 10, 2019. 20 comments

Gears 5 Campaign: The Kotaku Review

Gears 5 Campaign: The Kotaku Review

Gears 5 has the longest and most ambitious campaign that Gears of War has ever done and, for the most part, that ambition pays off. In a series first, the story focuses on a female character, putting the player in a woman’s shoes for the majority of the game. Gears 5 heroine Kait Diaz’s journey of self-discovery introduces new complexities, both tactical and emotional, to the wider world of...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 29, 2019. 16 comments

After Player Outcry, Fortnite Reverts Turbo Building Changes

After Player Outcry, Fortnite Reverts Turbo Building Changes

In the wake of widespread outcry over yesterday’s changes to building, Fortnite developer Epic Games has done a 180 on its decision.

A lot of Fortnite’s success comes from its building mechanic. Apex Legends and PUBG might also strand competitors in an inescapable death arena with tens of other people, but only Fortnite lets players draw feats of absurdist architecture from the ground. Earlier...

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Aug 21, 2019. 24 comments

Now Game Developers Have To Ask Fans Not To Harass Them Over The Epic Store

Now Game Developers Have To Ask Fans Not To Harass Them Over The Epic Store

One of the easiest bits of news to miss on Monday’s Gamescom Opening Night Live show was tucked away in an ad for the Epic Games Store. A simple sizzle reel that showcased a number of games exclusive to the controversial digital PC game storefront included an upcoming indie that previously wasn’t in Epic’s roster: Oddworld Soulstorm. Shortly after, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning posted a...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 07, 2019. 6 comments

Rocket League Is Ditching Loot Boxes

Rocket League Is Ditching Loot Boxes

Psyonix announced in a blog today that its car soccer game Rocket League will be leaving loot boxes behind in a move aimed at “creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world.”

The change will happen sometime before the end of the year with a new system coming in to replace the game’s existing randomized lottery. Instead of earning loot boxes by playing and then having...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 06, 2019. 24 comments

Epic Pledges To Support Developers After Intense Harassment Of Ooblets Team

Epic Pledges To Support Developers After Intense Harassment Of Ooblets Team

By now, you probably know the drill: A developer announces that it will sell the PC version of its game exclusively through the Epic Games Store. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth , and increasingly, harassment from folks used to smashing that “buy” button on Steam. The latest target of Epic exclusivity ire? The developers of Ooblets, who tried to get out in front of the inevitable stampede of...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 02, 2019. 12 comments

Ooblets Is Epic Exclusive, Developer Puts Expected Backlash In Perspective

Ooblets Is Epic Exclusive, Developer Puts Expected Backlash In Perspective

Ooblets is one of those games that just oozes effortless charm. It’s not even out yet, but the gooey, chewy mash up of Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, and Pokémon has already earned its fair share of salivating admirers. Today, the game’s developers announced that, on PC, Ooblets will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. In an attempt to meet the inevitable backlash head on, they explained their...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 26, 2019. 11 comments

The $30 Million Fortnite World Cup Kicks Off Today

The $30 Million Fortnite World Cup Kicks Off Today

The event that competitive Fortnite players have been waiting for finally gets underway today at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. Hundreds of pros will be present at the three-day Fortnite World Cup, and thousands or millions more will be watching. When all is said and done a few will end up a whole lot richer.

The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. ET. Nobody...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 20, 2019. 5 comments

Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

In these days of rampant data mining, few things are ever truly surprises. Even Fortnite’s seemingly endless parade of (often literal) bashes isn’t immune, with big moments like the Tilted-Towers-leveling Vault event getting spoiled before players could experience them firsthand. This weekend, though, longtime leakers—people with the word “leak” front and center in their handles—have decided...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 07, 2019. 22 comments

Banned Fortnite Streamer Admits He's 12, Streams On YouTube With His Mom Supervising [UPDATED]

Banned Fortnite Streamer Admits He's 12, Streams On YouTube With His Mom Supervising [UPDATED]

A pro Fortnite player signed to the esports organization FaZe Clan, who was recently banned from Twitch for being under the age of 13, has admitted that he is, in fact, 12 years old. The streamer, named Patrick, aka “H1ghSky1,” has now moved his stream to YouTube, with his mom occasionally supervising on camera.

The controversy over Patrick’s age came to light as part of a lawsuit brought...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 06, 2019. 14 comments

After Swiping Lots Of Fortnite Dances From Black Artists, Epic Finally Teams Up With One

After Swiping Lots Of Fortnite Dances From Black Artists, Epic Finally Teams Up With One

Fortnite has been a colossal success for publisher Epic Games, but Epic has not made a habit of sharing that notoriety with the predominantly black artists whose dances helped turn it into a global phenomenon. This has led to (for-now dropped) lawsuits from the likes of rapper 2 Milly and Fresh Prince actor Alfonso Ribeiro, both of whom created dances featured in the game. Now, Epic finally...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 05, 2019. 17 comments

Top Fortnite Streamers Aren't Happy Epic Scheduled Two Big Events On The Same Day [Update]

Top Fortnite Streamers Aren't Happy Epic Scheduled Two Big Events On The Same Day [Update]

Fortnite has a big weekend coming up later this month. On June 15 and 16, Epic is hosting its second Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, a Los Angeles event where top players and celebrities team up and face off in a big, flashy tournament. Itsy-bitsy problem: The Pro-Am overlaps with the final week of online duos qualifiers for Fortnite’s World Cup. Top streamers such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins—the...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach May 25, 2019. 18 comments

Dauntless Struggled With Online Issues In Its First Week, But Things Are Finally Improving

Dauntless Struggled With Online Issues In Its First Week, But Things Are Finally Improving

Dauntless, an online multiplayer game inspired by Monster Hunter that officially released earlier this week, has been slammed with matchmaking issues and server problems in its opening days, but its developers say things will get better.

After launching in alpha in 2017, Dauntless finally came out of Early Access on May 21, arriving for the first time on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson May 17, 2019. 24 comments

Publishers Pull Their Games From Epic's Store During Its Big Sale

Publishers Pull Their Games From Epic's Store During Its Big Sale

Earlier today, Epic once again took a page from Steam’s book and announced a “mega sale” that includes both percentage discounts and an additional $10 off every game priced $14.99 or higher on the Epic Games Store. It seemed to be smooth sailing for the sale, but then two major games suddenly vanished from the store.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, the upcoming action RPG, disappeared...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra May 17, 2019. 11 comments

Fortnite's New John Wick Mode Is Basically Just Fortnite With Nice Suits

Fortnite's New John Wick Mode Is Basically Just Fortnite With Nice Suits

Fortnite Battle Royale is having a tie-in event with the movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, offering a limited time mode and sleek new skins. The mode, called Wick’s Bounty, doesn’t feel like it has much to do with John Wick—who I once saw kill three men in a bar with a pencil—but it is packed with more than enough gunfights to spice up your Fortnite matches.

Considering how much of a...

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Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio May 16, 2019. 21 comments

Upstart Epic PC Store Launches Its First Steam-Style Mega Sale

Upstart Epic PC Store Launches Its First Steam-Style Mega Sale

Epic Games’ store has announced its own take on the Steam Summer Sale—the latest spoonful of Steam’s game-selling pie that Epic has shoveled directly into its mouth. The move comes over a month before Steam typically offers its famous Summer Sale.

The Epic Mega Sale, launched today, is discounting games up to 75 percent. Right now, Oxenfree, Transistor, Subnautica, The Witness, and What...

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