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The Epic Games Store has kicked off its Summer Sale event with deep discounts on a variety of games, including "scorching offers" of up to 85 percent off various titles and add-on content. And of course the usual rotation of weekly free games is in effect, so if for no other reason, it's worth diving in to collect the freebies. On tap for this week are Next Up Hero and Tacoma, both of which are free to claim until July 30. Those titles normally sell for $19.99. Then starting on July 30, you can claim three more games for free, including 20XX, Barony, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. Control - $29.99 (save 50 percent) at Epic Games Store As for the discounted games that are part of... Read more...
Epic Games has rolled out its v13.30 patch for Fortnite and with it comes a bunch of bug fixes, some changes to the flooded map, and new Summer Splash limited time modes (LTMs). It is not the biggest patch in the world, but there are some notable additions and issue resolutions. For example, Epic Games fixed an issue that was preventing players from respawning or spectating if the game started at the same time as they were respawning. The developer also squashed a bug that was causing dropped items to remain in Featured islands after players returned to the Hub and then came back in, and fixed another issue where the storm FX permanently remained on-screen when the storm circle finished outside... Read more...
We are now into the fifth week of Aquaman challenges in Fortnite, the hugely popular battle royale that is a veritable cash cow for Epic Games. Each week's challenge has offered players a chance to claim a themed award, like the Supreme Shell Back Bling from last week. For this latest challenge, if completed, you can claim Aquaman's trusty Trident and make it your pickaxe. It is a relatively simple challenge in the grand scheme things—you just need to locate the Trident at Coral Cove. However, it can be in one of three different specific places. They are relatively near each other, though, so there is not too much treasure hunting involved. So, where exactly do you need to go in order to... Read more...
If you are looking for something to keep you busy this weekend (and beyond), head over to the Epic Games Store and nab yourself a copy of Torchlight II by Runic Games. It is the latest free title, and normally sells for $19.99. While it is a bit dated at this point, the action role-playing dungeon crawler is still a fun game, particularly if you are into the Diablo-style of gameplay. Not by coincidence, Runic Games was co-founded by Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer, the same team who co-founded Blizzard North, creators of Diablo. Unfortunately, Runic Games was shuttered in 2017 (Max had left the studio in 2016), though both Torchlight and Torchlight II remain available and playable, the latter... Read more...
It's pretty incredible what today's smartphones can do, even if we mostly use them to upload lunch and dinner photos to Facebook. They can do so much more, though. For example, Epic Games just released a Live Link Face app for iOS that lets developers capture and stream high quality facial animation in real time from iPhone and iPad devices. This data can be imported onto characters in Unreal Engine 4.25. The actual tracking leverages Apple's ARKit and an iOS device's TrueDepth front-facing camera. "Designed to excel on both professional capture stages with multiple actors in full motion capture suits as well as at a single artist’s desk, the app delivers expressive and emotive facial performances... Read more...
For most PC gamers, the place they prefer to get their video games is Steam. When the Epic Games Store first opened, many PC gamers were upset that Epic landed some high-profile exclusive titles forcing them to have games across more than one digital service. Feelings towards the Epic Games Store have changed for many, with the store offering some very cool games at no cost since it opened. Today, the latest Epic Games Store free games for July have been announced. The first of the three free games is Killing Floor 2. Many will be familiar with the game, but for those who aren't, we will run down the premise of the game. Killing Floor 2 sees players in continental Europe after it's overrun by... Read more...
It appears that everyone wants a piece of Epic Games. Whether its competing developers that want a piece of the battle royale market that Fortnite dominates, or companies that want to invest into the gaming behemoth that Epic Games has become over the past two decades. Sony is looking to slot into the latter category with a $250 million minority investment into Epic Games. In a joint press release, the two companies said that the investment "reinforces the shared mission to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and socially-connected online services." The investment shouldn't be too surprising, given that Epic Games chose Sony -- rather than Microsoft -- to showcase... Read more...
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is just now kicking off, and Epic Games is already enticing gamers with a sweet new Captain America skin (which can be yours for 2000 V-Bucks or $20). But one other in-game item that is causing a lot of ruckus right now is the Golden Mushroom. Unfortunately for battle royale gamers that want to jump right and find this delicious delicacy, it is a super rare item with a spawn rate of just 0.0001 percent. We don't like those odds, but the payoff is immense if you do happen to find one. According to Fortnite leaker and data-miner HYPEX, consuming a Golden Mushroom will give you 100 shield. In addition, you can stack three of them in a single... Read more...
Captain America is the latest in a growing line of comic book superheros to burst into Fortnite, the hugely popular free-to-play game that has made developer/publisher Epic Games a boat load of money through similar tie-ins to pop culture. Cap arrives with his iconic shield, not Thor's Hammer this time, and you can actually use his shield in-game, if you buy the skin of course. You can display the proto-adamantium shield on your back or wield it as a Pickaxe. When you run with a weapon or item in your hand, like a gun, the shield serves as Captain America's back bling. But when you're empty handed, it transfers over to the superhero's right hand/arm. Over on YouTube, King Mystic offers up a pretty... Read more...
Fortnite Season 3 kicked off not long ago with a new island map that is flooded as the result of the events happening at the end of Chapter 2, Season 2. Data miners have found suggestions that new consumables are coming to the game in the form of different types of Flopper fish that can be caught using the fishing rod. Floppers were introduced in patch 11.0 last year. With much of the island flooded at the beginning of Season 3, focusing on the Flopper and fishing as a mechanic for capturing consumables in the game makes a lot of sense. Several themed Flopper types will be coming to the game according to data discovered, including the Thermal Flopper, Shield Flopper, Jelly Flopper, Hop Flopper,... Read more...
Fortnite fans looking for something do Friday night, June 26, will get to participate in the first Fortnite Movie Night. Epic Games is inviting Christopher Nolan film fans to grab some popcorn and catch one of three full-length feature films with availability depending on the region. The available films include Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige. Anyone wanting to enjoy movie night in the United States will be able to watch Inception. The movie will show three times on Friday, June 26, starting at 6 AM MDT with other showings at 6 PM and 9:55 PM. Epic Games says that it wanted to reach as many people as possible with the first Movie Night, but navigating the distribution rights was challenging.... Read more...
Epic Games is promising "hot new surprise" to be found in Fortnite's newly unleashed Chapter 2 Season 3, though players will have plenty of opportunities to cool off in what has essentially become a giant water park. The island's been flooded, though landlubbers need not worry, there are plenty of dry spots to be found as well. For most, however, water is simply the new normal in Fortnite, at least for the current season. "Survive more than just the storm in the aftermath of its revenge. As the island adapts to its flooded way of life, stay afloat and take on new challenges," Epic Games says. Getting to the wet and wild fun that awaits was not without a bit of controversy. As has become customary,... Read more...
Following a series of delays, Fortnite's doomsday event called The Device finally took place yesterday, effectively putting an end to Chapter 2 Season 2. The event left many gamers miffed. Not because they did not want Season 2 to conclude—they are angry because Epic Games did not have the server capacity to host everyone who wanted to log in and witness the hoopla. These season-ending events draw large crowds. Fortnite is already a popular game, but things kick up a notch at the conclusion of each season, because something big and potentially game-changing typically occurs. Players understandably want to witness these sort of things. And many of them did yesterday—so many, in fact,... Read more...
Doomsday is coming to Fortnite, just not as originally scheduled. Following a series of delays, the most recent of which was in response to Black Lives Matter protests, Fortnite current Season 2 Chapter 3 is now only days away from happening. Before the new Chapter kicks off, however, a live event called The Device will commence later today. "The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities," Epic Games announced earlier this month. Today's live The Device event is a doomsday scenario and it will take place at precisely 2:00 pm ET (11:00 am PT), according to a countdown timer... Read more...
One thing you can count on in Fortnite is things are always going to change at some point. Sometimes the changes are minor, other times they alter the landscape in dramatic ways. With that said, the developers seem to be hinting that Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 3 will see the map hit by a massive flood, so get ready to swim. This looks to be a complete flood with parts of the map going underwater. In the lead up to what appears to be an inevitable event, Fortnite players have spotted curious puddles appearing in different areas of the map. Several players have posted screenshots of the puddles on Twitter and Reddit, though they are not brand new. ⚜️#News⚜️ 🇮🇹 In giro per la mappa stanno apparendo... Read more...
Epic Games has rolled out a new update for Fortnite that brings the game to v12.61. The update adds in Storm the Agency challenges, new cosmetics, and more. There are five Storm the Agency challenges in total, completing them will earn the player new rewards and bonus XP. The challenges include: Land at The Agency. Survive 10 Storm Circles. Open a faction-locked Chest at three different Spy Bases. Swim over five hatches at The Agency. Eliminate a Henchman at three different Safe Houses. Among the rewards that are granted for completing these challenges include a Shadow Seal Wrap, Steel Shadow Pickaxe, and Shadow Stalker Glider. Players can visit the Fortnite Store and pick up a new Renegade Shadow... Read more...
It is the end of the world as we know it, at least in Fortnite, and players feel fine. A doomsday countdown timer recently appeared in the battle royale smash-hit game, and this particular timer likely hints at an end-of-season event for Chapter 2 Season 2. Data miners quickly found files for a countdown timer after the v12.60 update was dropped. This timer is now visible to players in two locations. One timer appears on the player’s home screen, while another is visible in Midas’ office (seen above). The timers are counting down to end on Saturday, May 30 at 2:05 PM  EST. The timers are not the only indication of an end-of-season event. Tubes that lead to an orb-shaped... Read more...
It’s here folks; the Epic Games Store has just kicked off its month-long Mega Sale which brings with it healthy discounts on some of your favorite games. Games at the store are available with up to a 75 percent discount off their regular asking price which is impressive by itself. However, the Epic Games Store is sweetening the deal even further by providing gamers with a $10 “Epic Coupon”. This coupon can be used on the purchase of any game priced $14.99 or higher, and will be applied automatically at checkout. Every time you make an eligible purchase with the $10 coupon, you get another loaded to your account that you can use for a future purchase. In other words, you... Read more...
So many people flocked to the Epic Games Store yesterday to claim a copy of Grand Theft Auto V for free that the platform buckled under the pressure. That is a pretty impressive draw from a game that has been available on the PC for five years. Who knows if future free titles will bring players out of the woodwork to the same degree, though if you are wondering what is on tap, a new leak might provide the answer. Here's the deal—Epic Games is running a "Mega Sale 2020" event with discounts of up to 75 percent and "endless Epic coupons" through June 11. While that is going on, Epic is continuing to give away games for free each week. Epic got the party started with GTA V. If you had trouble... Read more...
Epic Games is giving us our first real look at its upcoming Unreal Engine 5, and it’s nothing short of spectacular beauty. The company has posted a nearly 10-minute long video of a real-time tech demo that is entitled “Lumen in the Land of Nanite”, along with some great commentary explaining what’s going on in real-time.  The title of the game is a reference to two new tools that are featured in Unreal Engine 5: Lumen and Nanite. Lumen refers to a fully dynamic global illumination that allows the scene to react to lighting changes in real-time. Nanite uses what’s called virtualized micropolygon geometry to create incredibly detailed landscapes from “film... Read more...
Fortnite is no stranger to collaborations. Could their next collaboration be with Nintendo? The character Kirby recently made an appearance in a Fortnite trailer. It is unclear why Kirby was included in this Fortnite trailer, but the Internet already has a few theories. Kirby makes the briefest of appearances in the Fortnite Party Royale trailer. If you look very closely, he can be spotted around the 1-second mark of the trailer. He is dancing on a video monitor. Interestingly, Kirby has been blurred out in the trailers that were posted on the Xbox and PlayStation 4 channels. What is Kirby doing in this video? Some have speculated that a collaboration between Nintendo and Fortnite is imminent.... Read more...
Going to a dance party and bumping bottoms with a large group of people is not exactly the best idea in the world right now—social distancing is still in vogue. That's okay, because Epic Games is bringing the party to you, in virtual form of course. And naturally, Fortnite is the venue, with some special guests planning to attend the Fortnite Party Royale Premiere. The event kicks off this Friday, May 8, at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT). It's basically another live concert, this time with Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5 in attendance. The three DJs will perform their own live sets back-to-back on the big screen in the Main Stage, while attendees are invited to "hit the dance floor, chill... Read more...
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