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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 chance...

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...

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 million...

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 title's PvP gameplay. Escalation...

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 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 crunch...

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