What Might UK’s Loot Box Ban Mean for Fortnite and FIFA?

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The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) parliamentary committee has said that video game loot boxes are gambling. The commission also suggested that the notorious industry practice should be banned for games that are available to children. In its report, the DCMS wrote that “UK Government advises PEGI to apply the existing ‘gambling’ content labeling, and...

Crowd Favorite Civilization VI ‘Red Death’ Hops on Fortnite’s Battle Royale Train

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Battle Royale games have exploded in popularity since H1Z1 launched in 2017. The game sold over one million copies while in early access. Household names such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, though, have outshone the Steam-based game. Viewer counts for H1Z1 plummetted, resulting in a broke-ass league and player-oriented payment issues. Sid Meyer’s Civilization 6 has decided to put a strategic spin...

Fortnite YouTuber Formula Tells Fans to ‘Sell Their Beds’ to Go Pro, Sees Backlash

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Fortnite YouTuber Formula causes controversy by suggesting that aspiring gaming streamers should sell their beds to buy professional equipment. One follower of the YouTuber, who has more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, called it “some of the worst advice” posted on Twitter. On Twitter, Formula gave followers his suggestions for saving money to buy more powerful gaming...

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...

Fortnite Pro Tfue Tries to Hide Evidence After Saying N-Word

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Professional Fortnite player and Twitch streamer Tfue got caught saying the n-word during a stream. The streamer scrambled to delete the evidence that he said the racial slur, but not before viewers were able to expose the racist language. The LivestreamFail subreddit, a community that chronicles funny and controversial streamer moments, exposed the damning Twitch clip from a Tfue Minecraft...

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...

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...

This Fortnite-Ripoff Jumanji is an Awful-Looking Video Game

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Video game adaptations of Hollywood movies have a sketchy track record as haphazardly-assembled money-makers offering the bare minimum in terms of game play and art-style. Going by a new game play trailer released yesterday, developer Outright Games’ is seemingly following in that unflattering tradition with upcoming Jumanji: The Video Game. Fortnite In The Jungle With Jack Black and The...

Twitch Steals Top YouTube Fortnite Streamer Nick Eh 30

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The streaming wars are heating up. Today, YouTube Live’s biggest Fortnite streamer, Nicholas ‘Nick Eh 30’ Amyoony, announced he is taking his 4.6 million-strong legion of subscribers known as the Eh Team over to rival Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch. Starting from Sep. 1, 24-year old Nick Eh 30 will stream exclusively on Twitch abandoning a berth as YouTube’s...

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...

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...

Adidas Secures Ninja Deal, Sports Brands Double Up On eSports

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Despite questions surrounding the long-term viability and commercial ramifications of switching to Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform earlier this month, popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins revealed today a partnership deal with sporting brand Adidas. Welcome to the family 💙 ; adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) August 27, 2019 Adidas x Ninja – Time In The...

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...

Epic Dangles Exclusivity Carrot With Borderlands 3 X Fortnite Crossover

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...

2004’s World of Warcraft Rules as Unlikely Fornite Killer on Twitch

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Although World of Warcraft launched 15-years ago, fan nostalgia for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game has seemingly not dwindled in the intervening years. #WoWClassic is live! Let’s celebrate with a #ToastToWarcraft and 15 years of epic adventures and everlasting allies. Here's to rediscovering Azeroth and forging new friendships! pic.twitter.com/4Ojgyh8TC6— World of...

Heroin Addict Turned Fortnite Streamer Feels ‘Obligated’ to Help People

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By CCN Markets: Chicago-based Fortnite and Halo Twitch streamer Aaron Travis, better known as “ac7ionmannn,” struggled with heroin addiction for several years. Now he wants to help other drug users fight their addictions. From a shower gel-stealing heroin addict to a hard-working Fortnite streamer His addiction had become so extreme that at one point in 2012, Travis decided to steal...

Fortnite Star Ninja’s Booming Mixer Fanbase Should Terrify Twitch

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By CCN Markets: Fortnite streamer Ninja hits 1.5 million subscriptions on Mixer and suggests that there is more growth to come for his new channel. The popular streamer hit this milestone just a few weeks after making the shock announcement that he would be dropping Twitch to stream exclusively on its rival, Mixer. 1.5 million subscribers on @WatchMixer and almost 2 million follows. The best...

Leftist Fortnite Gamer Gets Twitch Ban for Saying ‘America Deserved 9/11’

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By CCN Markets: Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker – a one-time Fortnite streamer with over 120,000 subscribers on Twitch – found himself on the wrong end of the banhammer after he said the US “deserved” 9/11 in a now-deleted stream. ❌ Twitch Partner "HasanAbi" has been banned! ❌ #ban #partner #twitchpartner 🏋🏿‍♂️ — Twitch Partner Bans (@TwitchBanned) August 23, 2019...

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...

Mobile Fuels Gaming’s Ascent to $152B, Transforms Gamer Image

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By CCN Markets: Perceptions of gaming and gamers are on the cusp of changing thanks to the rising popularity of mobile games. This year alone, the value of the gaming market is expected to jump to a staggering $152.1 billion, making it the single most lucrative entertainment industry on the planet, dwarfing the music and film industry by a considerable margin. Mobile gaming accounts for close to...

Ninja Gives Fortnite Fan With Cerebral Palsy an Unforgettable Shout-Out

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By CCN Markets: Fortnite legend Ninja just gave one of his youngest fans an unforgettable shout-out, inspiring a little boy from the United Kingdom as he recovers from having multi-level medial surgery. Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, took to Twitter to respond to a video by KingoCraigo, a fellow streamer who broadcasts Fortnite gameplay on Twitch. Ninja Responds to One of His Biggest Fans...

Behind Luminosity-Yelo Deal Lurks Gaming’s Fastest Growing Company

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By CCN Markets: You may never have heard of Enthusiast Gaming, but chances are you soon will. With sights set on consolidating one of the largest gaming networks in North America, Enthusiast is making more and more high-profile acquisitions, some of which the gamers you may very well recognize. 🚨🚀 We are proud to welcome @Yelotree to Luminosity Fortnite!📺: Edited by @ObeyDivinity📝 Read more: pic...

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


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...

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...

Ninja Porn Fiasco Exposes Even More Serious Twitch Controversy

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By CCN Markets: As the streaming community reels from Twitch’s controversial decision to use Fortnite star Ninja‘s channel to highlight other streamers, accidentally promoting pornography in the process, some say that it has exposed a far more serious issue with the platform. Ex-VP: Twitch Betrayed Fortnite Legend Ninja Even Before It Streamed Porn on His Channel On Twitter, early...

Call of Duty is Activision’s Big Bet after Disappointing Earnings


Activision Blizzard appears to be struggling these days, as revenue and earnings fell compared to the same quarter last year. Let’s take a look at the headline numbers, and see what those metrics can tell us about Activision stock today and in the future. Management commentary on some of the details may help us understand the struggles facing the company. Revenues and Earnings Get Clocked...

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...

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...

Apex Legends: ‘Iron Crown’ Solo Mode Proves There’s an ‘I’ in ‘Team’

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Apex Legends took the gaming world by storm when it launched in February, amassing millions of players and briefly becoming the most popular game on Twitch. The Respawn/EA juggernaut revolutionized the team-oriented Battle Royale genre so much that its biggest competitors were quick to take note and copy the best aspects of it, such as the respawn mechanic. Faithful to its ever-surprising nature...

Watch PewDiePie Roast Fortnite Star Ninja After Shock Twitch Exodus

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After yesterday’s explosive news that Fortnite streamer Ninja is leaving Amazon’s Twitch and moving his entire operation over to Microsoft-owned platform Mixer, the king of YouTube himself Felix ”PewDiePie” Kjellberg has weighed in on the matter. Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t hold back any punches and takes tangible pleasure in mocking Ninja despite the two teaming up...

Ninja Jump to Mixer Is the Most Lucrative Mistake He’ll Ever Make


Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced today that he’s waving goodbye to Twitch and porting his stream over to pastures new, specifically the Microsoft-owned rival platform Mixer. In a video published simultaneously on YouTube and Twitter, the Fortnite streamer announced he would be streaming exclusively on Mixer full time moving forward. The video takes the form of a staged press...

Esports Play Epic Games to Finally Ramp up Competitive Fortnite Efforts


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...

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...

Bullies Infiltrate Big-Name Titles, Could Put an End to Multiplayer Games

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For anyone who has dived into a multiplayer game recently, the rampant harassment plaguing countless big-name titles is an issue that needs no introduction. Behind the cutesy aesthetic and surface-level family-friendly veneer of games like Fortnite and League of Legends hides an inconvenient truth. Bullying and entrenched harassment, or toxicity as publishers like to call it to downplay its...

Is the Farming Simulator League Taking eSports Too Far?

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When we think of eSports, games like Overwatch, League of Legends, and Fortnite spring to mind – not Farming Simulator 19. If we were to suggest the agricultural sim as an eSport, we’d expect a more muted response, if not one defined by utter confusion. eSports hint at ever-larger stadiums packed to the rafters with adoring fans. They cheer on their favorite teams and are thrilled at the...

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...

Epic Games Adds Airstrikes to Fortnite and Players Are Furious


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...

Flagging Fortnite Vacates Top Spot on Twitch Streaming Platform

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Twitch viewership results for the first half of 2018 are in, and Riot Games’ massively popular MOBA League of Legends has ousted Fortnite from the top spot for the first time in over a year. Data compiled by The Esports Observer indicates League of Legends amassed 512.3 million hours watched while Fortnite accrued 465 million hours from January 2019 to June. Twitch viewers watched 531.1...

How The Coalition’s Gears of War 5 Escalation Mode Differs from Fortnite

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With Gears of War 5 being several months from release, developer The Coalition has started unveiling new features of the game. Fans of the franchise’s multiplayer game are set to get a kick out of Gears 5’s new Escalation mode, which the developer notes is the “most intense competitive mode to date.” A blog post and video package highlight features of the upcoming...

Why Fortnite Remains Popular Despite Slowed Growth


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...

Epic Confirms Fortnite Crossover to Juice Your Stranger Things Binge

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Hours before Stranger Things season three was released on Netflix, fans began noticing portals inspired by the show were popping up in Fortnite. This led to speculation that there would be a crossover event featuring the two entertainment juggernauts, with Epic Games and Netflix subsequently confirming the news. Taking to the game’s official Twitter, Epic posted an image that confirmed 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...

John Legend: Streaming ‘Changed Everything’ in Music – Gaming’s Next

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By CCN Markets: Ten-time Grammy award winner John Legend recently appeared on CNBC to discuss how Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services have completely upended the music industry. His comments portend the market-shattering disruption that awaits the gaming industry once it undergoes its own streaming revolution. John Legend Says Streaming Has Changed ‘Everything’ It’s...

Elon Musk Ports Epic Unreal Engine to Install Fortnite in Your Tesla

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By CCN: Worried Telsa CEO Elon Musk wasn’t packing his cars with enough feature? The tech pioneer wants you to be able to play top video game titles in his vehicles. Tesla is definitely porting over Unity and Epic’s Unreal Engine, that Fortnite and Rocket League, run on. Musk also tweeted Microsoft and Roblox to see if they want to be involved too. Also porting Unreal Engine — E...

Fortnite Season 9 Spitfire Begins: Return of The Drum Gun


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...

Here’s Why Fortnite Doesn’t Need a Lame Avengers Crossover

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By CCN.com: Fortnite is a phenomenon. A money-chugging, time-sucking behemoth of a game that has upset the apple cart, closed down gaming studios that couldn’t compete, and reset the clock. Epic Games stumbled across the winning formula way back in 2017 when another battle royale-style game, Player Unknown’s: Battlegrounds, was keeping everyone busy. Since then it’s grown into a...