Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain Comes to Epic Games Store

Three acclaimed games from developer Quantic Dream are coming to PC later this year on Epic Games Store.

Players on PlayStation platform may or may not recognize developer Quantic Dream for action-adventure games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but they sure have heard of Detroit: Become Human from 2018.

Though they are not one of those ground-breaking successful titles, they sure are beloved by fans and sort of exclusive to PS consoles. Recently, the French studio has decided to release PC version of these three games on Epic Games Store later this year.

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Quantic Dream Trilogy Comes to Epic Games Store

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It was announced during Game Developers Conference 2019 lately that all three of these acclaimed titles are heading to Epic Games' digital distribution platform in 2019 for PC and will be sold as timed exclusives for a whole year.

Whether Epic has just partnered up with Quantic Dream by funding their development phase for PC ports or did they simply paid a good chunk of cash to gain exclusive distribution rights for a certain time is still not revealed to everyone curious.

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Back in January 2019, Chinese internet giant NetEase has taken an interest and invested into the developers with a plan of releasing future projects on multiple platforms in order to reach global audience on a larger scale.

Following this new deal with Epic Games, their twelve years of exclusive partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment has now come to an end. Other than working on exclusives, the company will now focus on several projects at a time from now on.

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Founded in 1997 by co-CEO and game director David Cage, Paris-based developer studio Quantic Dream made a name for themselves in making action-adventure game with an engaging narrative driven plots that gives players a unique experience.

Epic Games Store snatches another victory over their market competitor Steam by bagging up Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain a year earlier, which could definitely be a big-game changer for them.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

Available to claim until March 21, Epic Games Store is giving away farming simulator title Slime Rancher for free.

Stepping into the digital distribution market for video games, Epic Games have offered great revenue share for developer studios and free giveaway titles every two weeks after for the entirety of 2019 by launching Epic Games Store.

As the seventh entry into the free title listing offered by the online outlet, PC version of open-world life simulation game Slime Rancher from developer/publisher Monomi Park is joining today for everyone to claim a free copy of their own.

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Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Typically sold for $8.99 only, the game with generally positive reviews is currently free from 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST of March 7 and will remain available until 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of March 21, 2019, to claim and keep on your library forever.

It started as an Early Access title back in 2016 that eventually saw a full official release on 2016. Slime Rancher is a chilled out game where you go farming on a distant alien planet in first-person perspective as a female rancher named Beatrix LeBeau.

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She wanders around on the surface of Far Far Range, looking for slimes that she collects to raise and breed, so they generate plorts that would earn her Newbucks. This in-game currency lets players buy different upgrades for farming equipments.

Though their attempt to lure away many AAA-publishers from Steam marketplace with lucrative revenue share offering remains somewhat questionable, people seem not to care too much when they are getting some games for free.

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Wrangle Wiggly Slimes

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Have you been collecting these free giveaways on Epic Games Store from the beginning, you would have gotten Subnautica, Super Meat Boy, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Jackbox Party Pack, Axiom Verge and Thimbleweed Park already.

If you have added Slime Rancher to that freebie list, then you have a total of seven free games worth $91.93 only so far. Next on the lineup is a 2016 supernatural thriller from Night School Studio titled Oxenfree, coming on March 21, 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thimbleweed Park Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away indie adventure game Thimbleweed Park for free from now until March 7.

Coming to digital distribution platform Epic Games Store as a free giveaway, point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park from developer/publisher Terrible Toybox will be available to claim for another two weeks on the platform.

The digital outlet has launched back in December 2018 with a handful of exquisite games as part of their launch lineup and a promise of giving away a free game every two weeks for the rest of 2019 and we have received five titles already.

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Thimbleweed Park Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Presented in a 2D graphics environment, Thimbleweed Park lets players to play and switch around with five playable characters in a strange town to perform different actions and solving puzzles while giving you vibes of X-Files TV series.

Players are given the chance to add this successful crowd-funding title with mostly positive reviews to their library on Epic Games forever before 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of March 7, 2019 and also save $19.99 at the same time.

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Uncover Surreal Secrets

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Aside from snagging out a couple of timed exclusives by AAA-publishers away from Steam, Epic Games Store seem to also up their free video game giving away program by adding new and exciting titles to entice players to their platform.

After games like Subnautica, Super Meat Boy, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Jackbox Party Pack and Axiom Verge are offered free on a biweekly basis, Thimbleweed Park joins the fray and makes way for life simulation title Slime Rancher to come next.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Axiom Verge Free on Epic Games Store Now

Offered free for a limited time on Epic Games Store, metroidvania hit Axiom Verge arrives as their recent giveaway.

Following their launch back in December 2018, digital distribution platform Epic Games Store is giving Steam a run for their money and offered to give a free game on a biweekly cycle for entirety of 2019 and they are keeping true to their word.

On their way to fifth giveaway title, Epic Games is offering Metroidvania game Axiom Verge from developer/publisher Thomas Happ Games for free this week and players are encouraged to claim it while it lasts.

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Axiom Verge Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Already available to Epic Games' digital storefront, PC version of this critically acclaimed title is currently priced $8.19 only up for grabs till 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of February 21, 2019. It will be a part of your collection forever then once you claim it right away.

The game explores a cyberpunk plot of an Earth scientist named Trace who apparently gets knocked out in an accident and wakes up in a mysterious alien world. There he takes a stand with the locals to stop mad scientist Athetos.

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However, players have met with an issue of the title constantly crashes once you enter a certain area and it turns out to be caused by a missing file called "Steam.xnb". Turns out, removal of any game files including the word "Steam" was what caused this crash.

Funnily enough, people initially head to Steam forums looking for answers on how to solve the problem with game crashes, which clearly is a reminder of Epic Games Store immediately needing a community forum for its members.

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Mysterious Alien World

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The error is eventually fixed and developer Tom Happ took Twitter to inform everyone to fix the problem with an update.



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Axiom Verge promises an experience of solid retro side-scrolling adventure and it offers a lot of blasting aliens as part of the gameplay, which is actually a fun thing to do. Since the game is good and free for the moment, why not give it a try for once?

For their next giveaway, Epic Games have listed point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park out from developer/publisher Terrible Toybox and it will become available for all from February 21 and will remain there until March 7, 2019.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

Bundle up with deals on Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Fortnite for a solid $50 price off on Xbox One Bundles and more.

Like each New Year, players are looking forward to a great start in 2019 with their favorite games and so, Microsoft Studios had an amazing idea of coming up with a sale for their selected Xbox One bundle that will save you $50 instantly.

Available at participating retailers, these console packages comes with free game download and some exclusive perks. Some of the sellers like Amazon and Best Buy would love to take the discount even further with gift cards and vouchers only if you are aware.

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Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

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Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle
Jump into the madness of Battle Royale with Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle and be the last one standing in a 100-player PVP mode. Fortify your defense against your opponents and take them out one by one to get that sweet "Victory Royale"!

Aside from the Fortnite full-game download, you will get 2,000 V-bucks and Eon cosmetic set including Epic Aurora glider, Rare Resonator pickaxe and skins that come along this bundle. Get into the arena blowing up your rivals and celebrate your kills with flossin'.

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Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle
Enter a world of chaos in the stage of greatest conflict mankind has ever witnessed and be a part of World War II to scour the frontline with Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle. Experience historic battles of WWII and be a part of it by joining in.

The bundle offers you Battlefield V Deluxe Edition that includes Paratrooper Outfits set, Special Assignments to challenge your skill and weekly Airlifts. Also packed within the pack is Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition and Battlefield 1943 full-game downloads.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle
Strap on your Power Armor and step into a post-apocalyptic world that got demolished in a nuclear war as you pick the Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle. The latest release from the award-winning RPG series is fully online and has a map four times bigger than Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 lets you explore, salvage and rebuild your way into a wasteland filled with dangers and opportunities. Vault Dwellers can even band up to collect atomic launch codes to fire nukes and unleash the Scorchbeast Queen for an ultimate endgame.

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All of the games mentioned above have some great multiplayer features to enjoy on Xbox One consoles that require you to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online and luckily, Microsoft is including a 14-Day Free Trial with all these bundles.

Added to the topping is a 1-Month Free Trial to access a growing catalog of over 100 great games on Xbox Game Pass, where you can enjoy games like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on launch date.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

For a limited time, party games bundle The Jackbox Party Pack is free to download on Epic Games Store.

Putting all the good cash they earned last year after making the whole world go crazy with Fortnite and Battle Royale madness, video game developer/publisher Epic Games launched their own digital outlet Epic Games Store.

Making good of their promise of giving up a free game after each two week made during announcement, Epic Games Store has teamed up with developer/publisher Jackbox Games to offer party game title The Jackbox Party Pack for free.

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The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Head over to their storefront today to grab your own copy and add a bundle of five amazing party games worth $24.99 to your library forever. Download PC version of the game using Epic Games launcher before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST of February 7, 2019.

This pack includes titles Drawful, Fibbage XL, Lie Swatter, Word Spud and You Don't Know Jack 2015. Whether or not you are into party games, TJPP can still give you a decent time when you are bored and nothing good is at hand to try out for no bucks in this deal.

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By now, Epic Games Store has treated fans with open-world survival Subnautica, indie platform title Super Meat Boy and first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch. The Jackbox Party Pack is the most pricy one among the other that came before it.

Next up in Epic Games line of free giveaway is a metroidvania title Axiom Verge from 2015 by developer/publisher Thomas Happ Games, which will be available from February 7 and will be up for grabs until February 21, 2019.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch completely free for a limited time.

Back in December 2018, video game developer/publisher Epic Games have offered to do a free game giveaway for PC every two weeks until the end of the year during their official announcement for the global launch of their digital storefront Epic Games Store.

First they gave up open-world survival-adventure Subnautica from Unknown Worlds Entertainment, then there was indie platform title Super Meat Boy from Team Meat and now they are offering first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch for free!

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What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Starting today, January 10, you can head over straight to the storefront to claim a free copy of the game that is typically sold for $7.99 only for your own using the Epic Games launcher. However, you should claim it before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST, January 24, 2019.

Developer Giant Sparrow and publisher Annapurna Interactive were the studios responsible for the creation of the game which is about a young woman named Edith Finch and mostly based on a strange house with a family curse.

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The player character will be exploring deaths of several members of Finch family in their long abandoned house. You ought to take the role of deceased family members died in bizarre and tragic ways years ago while investigating the blight that befall upon them.

Even though the title plays out in a slow paced motion where players are on a quest to discover how a generation died of unnatural causes while reliving those memories and having Edith Finch narrating the events that took place prior gives out a lot of creepy vibe, this is still not a horror game.

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Sitting on Swing

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What Remains of Edith Finch is considered as one of the best first-person stories by critics and fans alike and having it on your collection is worth it for sure. If you have already played before and were looking forward to play again, now you have a great excuse to do that.

What up next on the list of free giveaway of Epic Games Store is The Jackbox Party Pack, a series of party games from developer/publisher Jackbox Games and it comes on January 24 to stay up till February 7, 2019.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Epic Games Store Announced

Launching as a competitor to Steam, Epic Games announced to start their own digital storefront Epic Games Store.

Whether you have been indulged into the Battle Royale mania with free-to-play title Fortnite or not you probably must have heard of developer/publisher Epic Games. Amassing a staggering number of 125 million worldwide in less than a year, they have scored big time!

After winning over the gaming world with a phenomenon game lately, Epic Games is currently focusing on a major online game distribution platform of their own, which would be a competitor to Steam, a prominent digital storefront of Valve Corporation.

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Epic Games Store Announced

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This is not something that Epic has jump on board with and in fact, they have been developing launcher for their own game compatible for Mac and PC that supports a digital commerce worldwide by handling several different payment methods.

So, to get into a direct relationship with players and help all developers, Epic Games Store will be launched soon. Though their initial plan only includes platforms like Mac and PC, there are plans for expanding to Android and other open platforms for a broader reach by 2019.

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Epic will open up with a hand full of curated games and then will expand their collection as they progress. People can either purchase the game from the store or just access it with Epic Games launcher but everything else will be handled through the application.

Current Fortnite players are already considered as users of their launcher and Epic Games decided to make their game exclusively available to their digital store. This is a practice that would be continued for the foreseeable future.

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Epic Games Store Revenue Split

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The biggest perk of the platform is that it offers a more flattering revenue split with developers than Steam or any other. Moving aside from the standard 70/30 revenue split, Epic Games Store is considering giving developers 88 percent of the revenue for the games.

It that is not sounding crazy enough, developers won't have to pay up the 5 percent engine royalty for using Unreal Engine to create the game. Epic will cover for that 5% of extra charge from their small margin on a total of 12%.

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes that business for digital storefronts have grown quite exponentially over the decade but the economies revolving around it has not benefited the developers much for years; especially indie developers.

Aside from that, Epic also launched Support-A-Creator program recently that will hook up content creators from YouTube, streamers on Twitch, video game Bloggers and such with developers to help them share revenue for affiliate marketing. That's so EPIC!

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Consumers of the store will be handed out at least one free game after every two weeks throughout 2019 and they will cover the fees of those releases on behalf of the developers, so they don't miss out or lose money over this.

Epic Games can easily become a digital distribution platform giant in no time if they stay true to their plan of incentives and promises to share more details about their plans regarding the store this Thursday, on December 6 at The Game Awards 2018.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami for the month of November 2018.

Hope you are having a blast this Halloween whether trick or treating or just lazily sitting around playing video games, which is probably your favorite thing to do, right? We are at the endgame of the year 2018 and November seems to be very promising (for now).

Last month, not everyone was impressed with survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game and futuristic sports game Laser League. So, a new free games lineup of this month for PlayStation Plus subscribers has been carefully chosen this time.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

Before we just jump into the PS Plus lineup, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for November 2018.




The very first game we got our hands onto is a first-person shooter titled Bulletstorm from People Can Fly and Epic Games that Electronic Arts had the Publishing rights to. You can play it in both solo and co-op mode in a 26th century setup.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition gets you all the exclusive content of the game for a definitive experience. Players will take the role of Grayson Hunt, who runs a black ops team called the Dead Echo and on a mission to either seek payback or survive.

Next up is a remake of the first game from the acclaimed action-adventure Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami from Sega and Deep Silver. Originally released on PlayStation 3, the game was later launched on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and now is visually enhanced for 4K.

The game follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu, who is known as the Dragon of Dojima and he takes the fall for a murder of a crime boss at the hands of his friend. When he finally comes out ten years later, he discovers himself in the middle of a mess.

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Yakuza Kiwami on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of November 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Arkedo Series (PlayStation 3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Roundabout (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

If the Battle Royale genre interests you and you don't mind playing H1Z1 (because this is clearly not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, nor even Fortnite) then we recommend you get the PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack with goodies for free until November 13.

Hopefully, Bulletstorm and Yakuza Kiwami will be able to sustain you for the month or long enough till games like Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Spyro Remastered Trilogy comes out and makes you completely forget everything else.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

This Halloween, go trick or treating with new outfits and weapons in Fortnitemares event of Fortnite Battle Royale.

With Halloween celebration headed our way faster than the comet that invaded the world of the free-to-play player-versus-player Battle Royale game Fortnite awhile ago, developer Epic Games have arranged a brand-new event for this season.

Titled Fortnitemares, it intends to bring a lot of fun experience into Battle Royale gameplay by introducing Cube Monsters and new weapons into the mix. Since the event is already live now, you are all set to go out hunting creepy creatures of the night.

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Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

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Before you jump into action, let's take a look at the haunting horrors Fortnitemares event has to offer in a new official trailer.




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The first thing you need to for a celebration like this is to dress up and looking good, for which you have a Deadfire Outfit. It will change style with in-match progression whether it is against AI or other participating players from the game.

Based on how long have you been in the match or the type of damage you inflict upon enemies, this outfit will make progress. We cannot help but notice an uncanny resemblance of this cowboy-styled outfit to the one Arthur Morgan wears in Red Dead Redemption 2 with a twist of Undead Nightmare.

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Get The Deadfire Outfit

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Players are allowed to stylize the Deadfire costume with Shackled Stone Back Bling and also wield a Dark Shard pickaxe to match with its look. However, they are both cosmetics item to show off and not anything more than that.

To carry out a better swag to your homies, you can choose from a number of new weapons like the new Six Shooter and make a spectacle display of your shooting skills. If you are planning on going for slaying monsters on Halloween night, the Demon Hunter crossbow would be a good choice.

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Win The Spooky Train Glider!

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Like any other events, Fortnitemares comes with a slew of challenges as well for each week, completing which will reward you with different cosmetic items every time. The first week will kick off with Storm Monsters that you need to take care of, go to a Corrupted Area during matches and dance at Different Halloween Objects. Simple enough, right?

So, come back to seek new challenges and complete them to get your well deserved rewards. Upon finishing the final set of challenges, players will receive the spooky train glider as a grand prize! So, hop into the battle bus and head for PvP combat in Fortnite Battle Royale throughout one giant map.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

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Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Fortnite Season 5 Release Date

With their current Season nearing to an end, Epic Games have just confirmed release date of Fortnite Season 5 in a Tweet.

Shortly ahead of its anticipating launch, developer/publisher Epic Games have come forward to announce an official release date for Fortnite Season 5 through a teasing Tweet today. We know now that the newest season of the insanely popular free-to-play Battle Royale game available for all platforms, is only a few days away and this was really nice of them to finally confirm the date which we knew earlier from this month to be July 12, following the end of a thriving Season 4.

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Fortnite Season 5 Release Date

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Speaking of tease, aside from making the announcement for their next season in the Tweet, developers have left another hint, which is a mask from a crack on screen and is going to break out in-game anytime. Like always, theorist fans are coming up with different ideas and booming up online with suggestions regarding the mask. It looks similar to kitsune or fox in Japanese, which shape-shifts into diverse forms and has supernatural powers according to Japanese yokai folklore.



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We are in no position of making any solid meaning of the subtle clue left by Epic Games but this marks to be the first time Japan has been referenced in the game so far. Players have already ventured through history of ancient Egypt, pirate anchors and wooden carriages so far. Possibly themes of Ancient Japan might be explored or there are even chances for a time-travel. At this point, we are just spit balling and waiting for three more days to know what is waiting ahead of us all.

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Considering the game is all about building and shooting, shifting forms and appearances may be a hint for introducing stealth, which is just a wild guess from us of course. Lately, the company had been in a beef with PUBG Corporation concerning a lawsuit over copyright violation on last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Since that case has been dropped afterwards, Epic Games is fully back on track with newest Season for their most successful game ever.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PUBG Corp. Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games

PUBG Corporation has just dropped their copyright violation lawsuit against Epic Games over Fortnite Battle Royale.

Ever since developers Epic Games have added a "Battle Royale" mode to their sandbox survival game Fortnite, it was obvious that where they took the inspiration from because it was quite on the nose. Then developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corporation eventually called them out for straight out copying their idea. Then earlier this year, PUBG owners have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against their rival company, which is dropped after months of debacle over it.

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PUBG Corp. Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games

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An injunction against Epic Games was filed by the accuser back in January for supposed copyright violation stating the game in question is creating a similar gaming experience for players like PUBG. Now, dropping the case can be for several reasons and both of these game developing companies are partially owned by Tencent Holdings might be one of them. Also, PUBG uses the same Unreal Engine made by Epic Games and that makes it even complicated than it already is.

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Initially, Fortnite was struggling with their "Save the World" mode until they decided to introduce a PvP mode that is very much akin to last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, published by Korea-based publisher Bluehole. Although no official statement on this sudden setback is not yet revealed but they might have reached over some settlement that caused the withdrawal of the copyright lawsuit over online battle royale game of their competitor.

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People like to play Battle Royale games and there is no denying of it but the way whole gaming industry has been on its tail, it seems a bit of stretch now when big-name titles like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 announces of having the same mode to their game. Because of their practice of accuse similar games and taking legal action over them, followers trolled them on Twitter when it welcomed Battlefield series to the club by hinting another lawsuit filing maybe on its way.

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PUBG is already suffering from a loss of player count for some time despite recently crossing the milestone of selling 50 million units of the game. They completely screwed up the players who supported the game from a primitive stage by not fixing the glitches but heavily focusing on DLC and loot boxes. Whereas, for their free-to-play nature, Fortnite Battle Royale didn't just gained huge popularity but also made a good buck from selling cosmetic items through micro-transactions.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fortnite Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

The biggest games in the world, Fortnite may be coming to the fastest growing Nintendo console.

Only a day before, we've learnt from a leak that popular Battle Royale shooter Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch virtual console. The leaked image showing a list of unannounced games for Switch showed up on image-board site 4chan. Recently, Game Content Rating Classification Committee of South Korea have rated a Switch version of the game, which definitely means it is not a hoax and will probably be announced on Nintendo's E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.

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Fortnite Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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A number of upcoming Switch ports were on that list, which a guy working on showroom displays for E3 2018 apparently took a picture of and then leaked it to the image-board forum site earlier. To be honest, it looks legit than most fake leaks out there. If that booth layout is genuine then Dragon Ball FighterZ from Bandai Namco, FIFA 19, arcade-hit title Killer Queen Black, party cooking game Overcooked! 2, free-to-play shooter Paladins from Hi-Rez Studios and Starlink: Battle for Atlas from Ubisoft is also on their way to Switch.

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Fortnite Switch Rating

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Even though, Epic Games is currently in a legal situation with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds regarding copyright violation, they still rule the genre in terms of popularity and growing audience. Aside from reigning as the most-played multiplayer game, Fortnite Battle Royale has received recognition from mainstream media when rapper Drake decided to join for a game. It was only a matter of time that this massive franchise now has joined Nintendo Switch to create more hype.

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Epic Games' widely renowned free-to-play multiplayer shooter Fortnite gained insane level of popularity when it hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles after debuting on Mac and PC. An iOS version is already live and the title will soon come to Android as well. So, being ported to Nintendo Switch will finally let the game rule all available platform for gaming. Players owning a next-gen gaming console from Nintendo will now be able to enjoy this third-person shooter as much as they want.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Leaked

Epic Games' massively popular battle royale shooter Fortnite coming to Nintendo’s Switch console soon.

After conquering almost every gaming platform available out there as well as live streaming video platforms like Twitch and YouTube, Fortnite is reportedly heading for Nintendo Switch according to a recent leak. A brand-new image has popped up on image-board site 4chan lately that showcases a number of Switch ports waiting to be announced at E3 2018 booth. One of the biggest titles from that list is none other than Epic Games' insanely popular free-to-play multiplayer shooter Fortnite.

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Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Leaked

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Fortnite has been creating a lot of buzz recently and after debuting on Mac and PC, they even hit both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It's been only a short while that they have launched on iOS, with an Android release expecting to land this summer. It even managed to leave its biggest and primary competitor PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds behind by a huge number, whether it is on popularity, current player count or even revenue stream from various media.

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Nintendo Switch E3 2018 Games Leak

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After the game successfully lands on Switch, it will truly triumph over every major platform. Aside from this popular Battle Royale game, there were a few other big-name E3 2018 games listed from third-party developers for Nintendo Switch virtual console. Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ tops the list, then came football simulator FIFA 19, one popular arcade title re-branded as Killer Queen Black, party cooking game Overcooked! 2, another free-to-play shooter Paladins and action-adventure Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

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Nintendo Switch Listing for E3 2018

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We did not include the name of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the list above for obvious reason as it was already announced earlier this month. Mario Tennis Aces is seemingly the only first party game from this leak that Nintendo is bringing on E3, which is quite unusual. Since there is no other Battle Boyale games currently on Switch port, Epic Games has made a well devised move to seize momentum on this trendy platform and score a big time competition here!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games for Copyright

Developers of Fortnite have been accused of copying from rival title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

After throwing accusations for copying their game, developer studio PUBG Corporation has finally filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for copyright infringement. PUBG Corp is a subsidiary for Korea-based publisher Bluehole that is responsible for multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Although PUBG has introduced the concept of last-man-standing shooter in video games, their main competitor Fortnite is currently ruling everywhere!

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PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games for Copyright

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This is not the first time the accuser has claimed for their designs or intellectual property being copied by Epic Games for their Fortnite Battle Royale, which eventually became more popular. Back in January, the company filed an injunction against Epic Games Korea for supposed copyright violation. The accused company has not made any comment on the lawsuit yet and Seoul Central District Court will decide whether or not they have copied aspects from PUBG.

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Both Fortnite and PUBG have millions of players engaged in online multiplayer battles these days. Originally inspired from a Japanese thriller film Battle Royale, PUBG debuted in March 2017 on Steam's Early Access before being fully released on December, 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Then Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released by Epic Games in September when their "Free The World" PvE mode was constantly failing to get any footing or recognition.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Because of their free-to-play nature, it soon gained huge popularity and a massive fan-following, which their rival game was lacking. They were also making some sweet cash out of micro-transaction for cosmetic items. While Fortnite was breaking into mainstream media with guest appearance from rapper Drake or having a timed crossover event on the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was slowly dying for their compatibility problem, lack of optimization and loads of bugs.

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Despite sharing traits like dropping 100 players into a selected map to survive till the last person or a team, Fortnite also pushes you to build fort and craft various items for better defense, which is completely absent in PUBG. Although, they have no problem with Epic Games adapting a Battle Royale mode for their game, PUBG Corp is concerned with Fortnite trying to repeat what they did to deliver similar experience to players and they already pay a huge buck to them as royalties for using Unreal Engine 4.

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PUBG Revolutionized Battle Royale

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Considering those above mentioned points, it really seems very inconsiderate for Epic to using intellectual properties of their client. Since, Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, PUBG is currently struggling to even retain their spot on the competition. However, people will still abandon the game if they do not prioritize fixing tons of existing problems their community has been complaining about from the very beginning.