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RIP Tilted Towers, Cause Of Death: Volcano

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/06/2019
We’re dealing with a lot of grief in the entertainment world this month. Why did (SPOILER) have to die in Avengers Endgame and why did (SPOILER) have to die on Game of Thrones? And how come (SPOILER) got wrecked by a volcano in Fortnite? Oh, right, we already spoiled that one in the title. It’s […]
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New Report Exposes Brutal Working Conditions At Epic

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/23/2019
Everyone knows by now the treatment of workers at AAA game studios is appalling, but if you thought the programmers of a free-to-play, game-as-a-service product have it somewhat easier, think again. A new expose from Polygon paints a typical picture of seven-day-a-week, mega-overtime crunch sessions, only because Fortnite is never truly completed, the crunch never […]

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Fortnite Is Crossing Over With Avengers Again

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/22/2019
What do we have coming out at the end of this week? Correct, you already know, because you have an Internet connection. Avengers Endgame is a movie that needs no promotion, but it’s getting some anyway. When could the world’s greatest super-team be spreading their brand across Fortnite? Epic has begun to drop hints that […]
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So How About Apex Legends On Switch?

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/13/2019
Respawn’s Apex Legends is the latest battle royale game to hit it big, but its coverage isn’t as wide right now as Fortnite’s is. Is there a Switch version of the game on the way? It would make sense not to ignore such a vast and growing userbase, right? “Where’s the Switch version” seems to […]

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Fortnite Affecting Gamers’ Buying Habits….For Good And Bad

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/08/2019
How are Fortnite and similar battle royale titles changing the consumer market?¬† Not just in the number of ripoffs, but in ways you might not think about…like buying preferences? Yahoo Finance reports that a recent survey of 8,000 game-playing teens was conducted by Piper Jaffray. One of the questions they were seeking an answer for […]
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Fortnite Introducing “Reboot Vans”

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/05/2019
You know how, in Apex Legends, if you have a squad mate taken out, you have a chance of resurrecting them before the match is through? And you know how Fortnite has no such thing? That will no longer be the case as of Epic’s next update. In yet another example of how competition makes […]

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Apex Legends Patch Accidentally Wipes Players’ Progress

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/03/2019
How do you know you’re having a bad day? When your big Apex Legends update patch, despite being throughly tested, inexplicably erases all the progress on some players’ accounts. What exactly happened there? Respawn Entertainment uploaded a small patch this morning, Version 1.1, to the community. Immediately some players reported that there was no record […]
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Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card Now Live In PUBG

by Peter Paltridgeon 03/29/2019
If you’re playing the PC version of PUBG, the third Survivor Pass is now obtainable. This batch of missions has a “spy” theme among its prizes, offering stylish Bondian suits to wear on the battlefield. Each Pass costs $9.99 on Steam or PUBG’s in-game store. Once the Survivor Pass is activated, players have ten weeks […]

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Ouch Ouch…The Floor Is Lava In Fortnite Now

by Peter Paltridgeon 03/27/2019
Who here used to pretend the floor is lava? When the newly announced Patch x8.20 appears in Fortnite, you’ll be able to relive those childhood fantasies onscreen. “Floor Is Lava” is a new mode about to erupt into the game. A few minutes into each Floor is Lava match, molten rock will begin to flow […]
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Battle Royale Meets Vehicular Combat In notmycar

by Peter Paltridgeon 03/14/2019
There are a lot of battle royale games out there now, fighting for attention. There’s a lot at stake, because in your typical large-sized gaggle of Fortnite wannabes, only one will actually see mainstream success. Competing in the battle royale industry is…..like playing Battle Royale, ironically. To get noticed in that crowd, you have to […]