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Fortnite Champion Series Finals: Everything You Need to Know

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The Fortnite Champion Series closes its five-week run of qualifiers this weekend with the Season X Finals where the best and brightest players will battle it out battle royale style for ultimate glory. We've compiled all the crucial details, so you don't miss a moment of the action. Tournament Format The finals take on a three-day format starting this Friday, Sept. 20 and run until Sunday, Sept...

Rocket League & Street Fighter Join the Tokyo Olympics - Sorta

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A Rocket League tournament at the Olympic Games anyone? It may be closer than we think because the International Olympic Committee, Capcom, Psyonix, and Intel are teaming up to host an eSports event in the lead up to the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year. We just announced INTEL World Oprn in TOKYO 2020!More to come tomorrow at TOKYO Game Show Capcom booth in 2pm〜(JPT)So excited...

Fortnite Patch v10.30: Everything You Need to Know

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The latest Fortnite patch is here, v10.30, and although not the most thrilling update from Epic Games by any stretch of the imagination, it contains a few nuggets to inject a semblance of freshness to those battle royale high jinks. Here are five things you need to know about v10.30. 1. Paradise Palms and Greasy Grove Get a Makeover Fortnite's unpredictable Rift Zones are back at it again and...

Epic Games Store Exclusivity: You Hate It - Here's Why Developers Don't

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Tales of Epic Games Store using lucrative exclusivity deals to poach games away from Steam have dominated the news cycle in recent months. But, in an interview with Destructoid at PAX West, Super Meat Boy co-creator Tommy Refenes shed new light on just how impactful these deals can be for small developers. Epic Games Store Exclusivity Is a 'No Brainer' Refenes revealed the surprising reason...

Borderlands 3 Devs Mercilessly Trolled For Enabling Obvious Pre-Loading Feature

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After announcing earlier this week that Borderlands 3 would support pre-loading on all platforms 48 hours before launch in a Tweet that framed the news as the best thing since sliced bread, developer Gearbox was quickly reminded by the community that the addition of the feature isn't all that extraordinary. Here's when you'll finally be able to play #Borderlands3! We're also happy to...

Ninja Bashes Fortnite Cheaters After Rage-Quitting for Minecraft

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Popular streamer Ninja unloaded on Fortnite cheaters who he says are ruining the battle royale juggernaut's competitive landscape. The streamer, real name Tyler Blevins, also demanded that Fortnite developer Epic Games "mitigate" the issue of cheating in the game. Fortnite Teaming Scandal Clouds Cash Cup Tourney Here's the backstory: Professional Fortnite player and Faze Clan member Sway was...

Epic Games Lures Players with Free Game Tactic

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While much of the press coverage dedicated to Epic Games focuses on the ethical merits of tempting developers with lucrative deals and community backlash to exclusivity, the company is knee-deep in a cleverly orchestrated campaign for the hearts and minds of gamers – free games. Approximately each Thursday, a pop-up appears on the Epic Games Store launcher announcing a bundle of free games for...

Borderlands 3 Fanboys Need to Shut Up About Fortnite

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Upon hearing the news of the Fortnite X Borderlands 3 crossover, the more cantankerous segment of the Borderlands 3 community was quick to dust off their digital pitchforks and lament the ''corruption'' of their beloved franchise. Whiny Borderlands 3 Fans Aren't Happy The usual game haunts are awash with thread after thread spewing vitriol at the collaboration, alongside more level headed...

Ninja Rage Quits Fortnite Over Mech Troubles, Jumps To Minecraft

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By CCN Markets: Popular streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has finally given up on Fortnite, or at least, temporarily. Yesterday, as a match of Fortnite came to an abrupt end due to a mech causing its now all-too-familiar flavor of game-breaking havoc, Ninja finally reached the end of his tether and opted to load up Minecraft instead. Ninja Has Had Enough Breaking the news to his Fortnite squad mates...

Fortnite X: Rumors Tease an Epic It Chapter Two Crossover

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Fresh off of a collaboration with Netflix's Stranger Things earlier this summer, Epic Games' battle royale game Fortnite might be slated for a crossover with Stephen King's It, according to new rumors. Data Miners Discover Creepy It-Inspired Assets The 250 million-strong Fortnite community is no stranger to data mining the game's files, especially following updates, for hints about what Epic...

DARQ Creator Drops Free DLC After Epic Diss Goes Viral

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Following on from Unfold Games' highly-publicized diss of the Epic Games Store's questionable exclusivity dealings, the indie developer has announced free DARQ DLC to thank the community for its support. Marhulets Lays Bare Epic's Inflexibility A scathing Medium post authored by Unfold Games director Wlad Marhulets laid bare just how aggressively and uncompromisingly Epic Games sought Epic Games...

Epic Dangles Exclusivity Carrot With Borderlands 3 X Fortnite Crossover

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Epic Flaunts Merits OF EXCLUSIVITY WITH Borderlands 3 X Fortnite Crossover

Epic Games and Gearbox Software have announced a cross-over between the massively popular battle royale shooter Fortnite and upcoming action-RPG shooter Borderlands 3. Apart from being a clever cross-promotional coup to entice players to purchase Gearbox's latest entry in the Borderlands series, it may lure further studios to seek out a lucrative Epic Games Store exclusivity deal. Borderlands 3...

This Little-Known Indie Studio Just Stood Up to Epic Games

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By CCN Markets: When Epic Games tried to force the creator of DARQ, a promising indie horror title, to sign an exclusivity contract, the fledgling indie developer refused to back down. Now, gamers are hailing that developer - Unfold Games - as a hero for having the courage to stand up to the Fortnite creator - even if it means missing out on a massive payday. Epic Games Tries to Force Small...

$5 Billion Esports Boom Will Benefit Big Publishers, Slaughter Indies

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By CCN Markets: A new report by technology analyst firm Rethink Technology Research suggests that esports will be bringing in revenues of more than $5 billion a year by 2024. Esports revenue brought in an estimated $800 million in 2018, but this could grow to $5.05 billion by 2024, a meteoric rise that Rethink pins on the growing number of "esports enthusiasts." In 2018, there were around 154...

Fortnite Developer Hit With Privacy-Fueled Lawsuit, Dividing Gamers

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Gamers are no strangers to security breaches at this point. Those tend to be the nature of the beast, as companies like Sony and more have been victim to data breaches before. Fortnite developer Epic Games experienced a similar breach in 2018, where a massive number of accounts were hacked. Now, Epic Games is reportedly facing repercussions for the hack, as the company is being sued over the...

Fortnite's New Patch Is So Awful Gamers Are Rage-Quitting

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By CCN Markets: Epic Games released the first post-mech controversy Fortnite patch, dubbed v10.10, and to say players are unhappy about it is an understatement. It may be Fortnite's most underwhelming patch to date. Chiefly, the update fails to nerf the BRUTE mech as clamored for by the community. If anything, the patch buffs the much-beleaguered vehicles by adding a mini-map alert that allows...

Why Epic Games Deserves Praise for Suing 14-Year-Old Fortnite Cheater

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Epic Games is taking flack for suing a 14-year-old Fortnite player for promoting cheats on YouTube. But even though the defendant is a minor, Epic absolutely made the right choice. YouTube videos to promote Fortnite cheats The 14-year-old YouTuber, CBV, says that he's facing a $150,000 lawsuit from Epic Games who accused him of copyright infringement and breach of the DMCA's anti-circumvention...

Fortnite Boycott Forces Epic Into a BRUTE-al Corner

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The start of Fortnite Season 10 was supposed to be a joyous occasion as Epic Games spoiled players with a slew of new content ranging from the progression of the battle royale's ongoing environmental narrative and fresh challenges to the addition of new vehicles, skins and, weapons. Things didn't quite pan out, though, thanks to one new addition - the B.R.U.T.E mechs. A Game-Breaking Addition To...

Esports Play Epic Games to Finally Ramp up Competitive Fortnite Efforts

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As the dust settles on the Fortnite World Cup, Epic Games appears to be laying the groundwork for a more elaborate and sustained competitive circuit. During a break in the competition at this weekend's event in New York, Fortnite caster Sundown announced the Fortnite Championship Series, slated to debut with Season 10, which is widely rumored to start from Aug. 10. Details of the exact format...

15-Year-Old Is Now a Millionaire, Places Second in Fortnite World Cup

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A 15-year-old has become an overnight millionaire after participating in this weekend's Fortnite World Cup. British teenager Jaden Ashman, who plays under the moniker Wolfiez, alongside his 21-year-old duo Dutch partner Dave Jong, known in-game as Rojo, stormed the duo finals yesterday to take home an eye-watering split prize of $2.25 million. Before yesterday's exploits, Ashman was a relatively...

Battle Royale Foes PUBG & Epic Games End Long-Running Fued

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As the publishers behind the two dominant battle royale games Fortnite and PUBG, you'd expect some bad blood between Epic Games and PUBG Corp especially given their turbulent history, but according to an interview with PUBG Corp studio director Brian Corrigan, the relationship is anything but that. Speaking to PCGamesN, Corrigan said; When [PUBG] first came out – years ago now, I guess – the idea...

Epic Splashes Fortnite Millions Luring Game Developers to Ditch Steam

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Inviting the wrath of diehard Steam fans, Epic Games continues to snap up Epic Store exclusives by throwing millions at developers to coax them away from Valve's platform. How does a newcomer chip away at such an entrenched market? No competitor has yet to successfully rival Steam's dominance as the go-to digital storefront for PC games, partly due to the sheer breadth of its catalog. The answer...

Epic Games Adds Airstrikes to Fortnite and Players Are Furious

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Epic Games has added a new update to Fortnite. Chief among the new features is an airstrike grenade, which adds fire from the sky for players lucky enough to find weapons on the map. Each projectile brings 20 missiles with it, and explosions damage players and buildings alike within a 3.5-meter radius. Like many other recent additions, the airstrikes have received backlash from the community...

Why Fortnite Remains Popular Despite Slowed Growth

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Today, Fortnite is nothing short of a household name after carving a firm berth not only at the pinnacle of gaming but as a mainstream cultural phenomenon, the likes of which we aren't likely to see anytime soon. But how does Fortnite retain its relevance despite slowing growth figures? The title doesn't attract the same number of new players as it did during the heady days leading up to the...

Epic Games Forces Fortnight Leave on Employees in Overworked Gaming Industry

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Epic Games has taken a long, hard look at the current state of Gaming. the development firm behind Unreal Engine 4 and its predecessors it's taking strides to make gaming a better, more profitable, and more sustainable industry. Facing major competitors Like Valve, Epic Games is pushing other companies to compete with a higher standard. Epic Games has been widely criticized for inciting a crunch...

Fortnite Season 9 Spitfire Begins: Return of The Drum Gun

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By CCN: Fortnite Season 9 has begun, and along with with it, a heavy dose of carnage and chaos. Even the Battle Royale map hasn’t been spared! Retail Row and Tilted Towers were obliterated and replaced with new, cyberpunk Neo-Tilted and Mega Mall. Epic Games has delivered new modes of transportation and destruction. Give Me Your Guns, Grenades, And More! Fortnite Season 9 Has Begun Fortnite...

Rocket League: Epic Buyout Likely Means It's Game Over for Steam Users

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By CCN: Epic Games is buying Psyonix, and to say that many in the Rocket League community are unhappy is putting it woefully mildly. The Fortnite creator is desperate for exclusives to prop up its Epic Games Store against Steam. Flush with cash after Fortnite's jaw-dropping success, they have claimed one of the shining jewels of the esports movement. Despite Psyonix alleging they won't leave...

Fortnite Billionaire Pledges $100 Million to Game Developers, No Strings Attached

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Less than a week after Epic Games awarded creators participating in its $5 million Unreal Dev Grants program, the developer of the hugely successful online video game Fortnite has announced a new $100 million grant initiative known as Epic MegaGrants. Just like with its now-defunct grants program, Epic is targeting creators who work with its game development suite Unreal Engine 4. The grant...

Fortnite’s Epic Games Leads Record $5.7 Billion Year for Gaming Investments in 2018

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Game company investments, into market leaders like Epic Games, doubled an already record figure for gaming investments in 2017. Epic Games, developer of Fortnite - the world's most popular videogame - saw the greatest single investment in 2018 of $1.25 billion. Epic Games $1.25 Billion Funding Round is the Largest non-IPO Gaming Investment Ever A first-quarter 2019 report from Digi-Capital, as...

Forget Bitcoin: Why Criminals are Using Fortnite to Launder Illicit Funds

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By CCN.com: With well over 200 million users across the globe, few video games have as large a following as Fortnite. The freemium game is so popular that its developer, Epic Games, banked $3 billion in 2018. However, according to a report on the Independent, Epic Games isn't the only entity getting rich off Fortnite. V-Bucks, the game's official in-game currency, are increasingly being used as a...

Epic Games & Fortnite Are Not Into Crypto, Yet

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Recent reports that Fortnite was accepting cryptocurrency Monero for purchases of merchandise are incorrect says Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. CCN reported the news on January 2 after a tweet by Monero developer Riccardo Spagni: Too cool: the Fortnite merch store () lets you pay in Monero, so now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends / family / coworkers judging you...

China's Easing Up On Game Approval Ban, So Why Are Tencent Shares Still in the Red?

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Chinese regulators have, after a near-year-long freeze, began to approve new videogames to earn valuable sales revenue in the country. The regulators didn’t, however, approve Tencent’s Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Tencent’s share price might be suffering because of this. New game approvals paused in China in March 2018 during a government reshuffle. Previously regulators had...

2018 Stock Market Crash Shreds $76 Billion Off America's Wealthiest

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The stock market crash in 2018 shredded billions off the wealthiest Americans. A staggering $76 billion were wiped off their balance sheets. Still, new billionaires were added to the infamous Forbes list, while some industry investors saw their fortune increase and decrease, at the same time, per a Bloomberg report. Fifteen individuals were added to the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans...