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Epic Games has begun rolling out a new content update to Fortnite (version 5.40.2), the developer's freebie battle royale shooter and gaming sensation that is basically a money generating machine (through in-game purchases). There is a bunch of new and improved goodies in the patch, though it's not all candy and rainbows. Nintendo Switch owners are upset that Epic Games took away a feature with its latest update. Gamers who play Fortnite on the Switch can no longer capture video and then share their epic clips with friends. This was not immediately evident in the patch notes. Instead, Switch owners... Read more...
Epic Games struck gold with Fortnite, the incredibly popular battle royale shooter. Despite being a free-to-download title, Epic Game is raking in barrels of cash through in-game purchases. To keep the influx of cash flowing at a steady rate, Epic Games has teamed up with Hasbro to offer Fortnite-themed Nerf Blasters and a Monopoly board game. A Fortnite-themed Monopoly game feels like a natural extension, given that the goal of Monopoly is to ruin your opponents—usually family and friends—and be the last person standing. Only in Monopoly, we're talking about financial ruin, and over... Read more...
Epic Games is talking about the success of its limited launch of the Fortnite Android Beta. The initial Android rollout was a Samsung exclusive for a few days and then Epic began to issue invites to a subset of Android users on other devices. Epic Games says that interest for Fortnite on Android has been "extremely high" with over 23 million players entering the Android beta and over 15 million players installing the APK. Epic bypassed the Google Play store and ended up with a serious flaw in its installer that could give hackers full access to user's devices. Epic later slammed Google for announcing... Read more...
Sony has not exactly been a champion of supporting multiplayer gameplay across different platforms, otherwise known as crossplay. If there was a time and place to reverse course, it would be now, in Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale shooter. Sony is sticking to its guns, however, drawing ire from not just gamers, but also Microsoft. Fortnite is a veritable cash cow for developer Epic Games, and part of the game's success is its availability on so many different platforms—PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. And for the most part, players on one platform can... Read more...
One of the reasons that Fortnite is the most popular game out there right now is all the work that Epic Games puts in to keep the game fresh. It seems like there is always a new mode, a new event, or new weapons for fans to check out. The latest change to the game is a new High Stakes challenge that will take place soon along with a new mode called Getaway. In Getaway mode players will team up with a squad of three other players to steal a jewel hidden on the map. That jewel is inside a safe that players will have to crack to acquire the jewel. A rival squad is bent on taking the same jewel and... Read more...
It seems ridiculous that in this day and age of video gaming, cross-play support isn't a standard feature across the board. Things have improved, sure, but there is still a long way to go. One of the holdouts is Sony, and if you were hoping the company would change its mind in the wake of increased pressure, you're going to be disappointed. Cross-play just isn't something Sony feels compelled to promote at this point. The reason for this is almost definitely financial, though you won't hear Sony say that directly. Instead, Sony's new chief executive officer Kenichiro Yoshida emphasized at IFA 2018... Read more...
Make no mistake about it, Google could not have been happy with Epic Games for deciding to make its wildly popular battle royale shooter, Fortnite, available on Android devices only by sideloading it. By skipping the Play Store, Google is missing out on potentially tens of millions of dollars in revenue. As Google would point out, this also puts users at an added security risk. To drive the point home, Google disclosed a security vulnerability affecting Fortnite on Android, and Epic games is pretty ticked off about it. The vulnerability resides in the Fortnite installer. It potentially allows the... Read more...
Few things annoy console gamers more about cross-platform play than being forced to compete against PC gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard are sometimes seen as an unfair advantage to console gamers using a gamepad or other type of controller. PS4 gamers who are using a mouse and keyboard are considered to have an advantage over PS4 gamers using a DualShock controller, for instance. Xbox gamers don’t have to worry about that since there isn’t official mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One. Regardless, Epic Games wants to keep things fair... Read more...
When Epic Games announced that it wouldn't be putting its world-dominating Fortnite Android game on the Google Play store, everyone knew Google wouldn’t be happy. Epic didn't want to pay Google 30% of every purchase via the app, a move that could potentially cost Google $50 million. In fact, Google decided to take a very hard look at the installer Epic Games was using for Fortnite and it found a massive security flaw. Google disclosed via the Google Issue Tracker that the first Fortnite Installer was vulnerable to hijacking by hackers. This vulnerability potentially allowed the installation... Read more...
Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to go for an extra layer of security for software and accounts for various online services when available. Many services support two-factor authentication like PayPal and Facebook. The catch is that two-factor authentications is a bit of a pain for the average Joe or Jane to mess with, so most just don't enable it. Epic Games wants players of Fortnite to use two-factor authentication and to get people to turn the security feature on, it is offering an incentive. For all Fortnite players who enable two-factor authentication Epic will give... Read more...
When we think of the Apple TV, we don't think of it as being a particularly good gaming system; at least with the potential of something like the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. And don't even get us started on the media streamer’s dreaded remote or Apple's refusal to develop a dedicated gaming controller for the device. With all that being said, a big hint was dropped today that could lead to Fortnite landing on tvOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple TV. Fortnite is the biggest video game on the planet right now and code found within the game calls out references to tvOS. #fortnite Fortnite... Read more...
Fortnite fans on Android weren't happy when word surfaced that the game would be an exclusive title for Samsung on the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 and other newer Galaxy devices via Galaxy Apps. Fortnite is a huge deal with massive numbers of players battling it out and has turned over a billion dollars in revenue for a game that costs nothing to download. The good news for Android Fortnite fans with no intention of buying a new Samsung device was that Fortnite exclusivity was promised to be short-lived. Samsung's exclusive deal wore off over the weekend and that means that Android gamers on other... Read more...
Despite being a free-to-play title, Fortnite is a veritable cash cow. That's because there are in-game purchases available, and Epic Games is raking in a lot of sales from what has become the world's most popular battle royale shooter, having taken the torch from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and run with it. Unfortunately for Google, it stands to miss out on potentially substantial Fortnite-related revenue when it launches on a wide swath of Android devices. Epic Games previously confirmed that Fortnite will not be available in the Play Store, as it wants to avoid paying a 30 percent cut to Google... Read more...
After what feels like a long wait, Fortnite has finally landed on Android devices, though it is only available on Galaxy S7 and newer handsets. Samsung scored an exclusive to help promote its Galaxy Note 9, which launched yesterday and is available to preorder today. Do not fret if you own a different Android handset, though—the exclusivity period is super short. Epic Games has started rolling out Fortnite Mobile to Android in beta form to newer Galaxy devices and will continue to do so through this Sunday, August 12. After that, Samsung's exclusivity period will have expired. At that point,... Read more...
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