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Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020

Epic Games have been working to carve out a larger space for themselves in digital distribution of games for multiple years now. They’ve made exclusivity deals with tons of games, which they plan to do a lot more of, and have been offering free games as an incentive to customers, which they’ve yet to stop doing either. That all costs money, naturally, and some new court documents from Epic’s ongoing legal battle with Apple dig into just how much. Epic committed $444 million to securing exclusive games in 2020, meaning they’ll almost certainly be spending even more on this year’s…

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Epic is losing millions on Epic Games Store exclusives – and Tim Sweeney is cool with that

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 14:00 GMT If you’ve got an Epic Games Store account, you’re probably very aware of the exclusivity deals the company has been promoting over the past 28 months.Even back in February, we heard that Epic Games plans to continue attracting game developers and publishers to its PC platform by offering them exclusive deals.This revelation followed on from statistics the company revealed that it had grown its userbase by millions over the course of 2020, but revenue had remained consistently flat. As reported by PC Gamer over the weekend, we’ve learned that a lot of the company’s…

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Remedy’s next game with Epic is Alan Wake 2 – report

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 1 April 2021 10:20 GMT It looks like Remedy will be going back to Alan Wake with its next big project.A little over a year ago, Remedy announced signing a publishing deal with Epic Games to produce two games for PC and consoles.According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, one of those is Alan Wake 2. Grubb revealed this on his Twitch show, explaining that Remedy had been looking for a publisher to help it fund Alan Wake 2, and Epic offered the best deal. The reporter didn’t reveal any other details about the game, just that it…

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Rocket League Season 3’s Rocket Pass contents detailed

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:40 GMT Rocket League Season 3 kicks off soon, and now we know what’s included in the new Rocket Pass.The new Rocket Pass for Rocket League will include 70+ Tiers of new items, some of which are shown off in the latest trailer.Season 3’s Rocket Pass includes a new vehicle called the Tyranno which is super fast and features the Dominus hitbox.It is unlocked immediately with Rocket Pass premium, which gives you additional Weekly and Seasonal Challenges, plus an XP boost to help you Tier Up faster.If you have Rocket Pass Premium, you…

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Genshin Impact, Six Months Later

Genshin Impact was a landmark game for 2020, and for global awareness of Chinese-developed video games. Its impressive graphics, compelling fantasy world, and charming characters impressed and attracted millions of players.

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Fortnite wolves | How to tame or kill wolves

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 has the Primal theme, bringing with it a host of wilderness survival mechanics. Among the new additions are wild animals which are now roaming the map. Currently the local fauna is made up of chickens, frogs, boars, and wolves.Of the four, wolves are particularly interesting for a couple of reasons. They’re the only animal in the game that will attack you on sight, so it’s good to know in advance how to deal with them if they spot you.But taking the time to tame a wolf will get you a fearsome animal companion who’s capable…

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Fortnite: Golden Artifacts near the Spire | All locations for the weekly quest

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 launched yesterday, and naturally a new set of weekly challenges are already underway.Completing these quests are of vital importance if you’re looking to unlock all the content from the season’s Battle Pass, including some highly sought-after new skins.This first quest requires you to collect three Golden Artifacts from near The Spire, a new location that’s opened up on the map.Where to find Golden Artifacts in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6So far we’ve found five Golden Artifacts, though you only need to collect three to complete the challenge. (This can be done across multiple matches).All of…

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Fortnite: Season 6 | New skins, map changes, and more

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 begins today, with a new set of collaborative skins based on Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft garnering the most attention.There’s still more to see, however, as the season also introduces weapon crafting, the game’s first single-player story segment, and a whole host of other new skins which are worth looking out for (even if they’re maybe not Tomb Raider levels of cool).The season’s theme is wilderness, with the subtitle Primal giving you some hints as to what changes to expect on the map. New skins in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 How to unlock the new…

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Here’s the full Fortnite Zero Crisis Finale solo mission

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 12:01 GMT Fortnite’s Season 6 kicked off a little differently.Primal, Season 6 of Fortnite‘s second chapter, went live this morning. Primal transformed the game’s map, adding roaming wild animals, weapon crafting, and introducing a wildlife theme to the island.Epic Games didn’t opt for a world-ending live event this time around, however, so the story of the new season is instead delivered in a single-player mission. Zero Crisis Finale is the name of this mission, and it’s available to all players on their first login after downloading the patch.The mission, which we’ve captured above…

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Fall Guys Season 4 teased with clip of 60-player gauntlet with low gravity zones, forcefield, and more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 20:23 GMT Fall Guys Season 4 has been teased by Mediatonic.The development team teased one of the seven levels coming to Fall Guys with Season 4.According to the tweet, what you see below is a 60-player gauntlet with “Low Gravity Zones, Forcefields, Flippity Bippities, Chonky Buttons, and Spicy Light Swingers.”While there is no exact date for Season 4, a release date will be revealed via a trailer on March 15.Mediatonic was recently acquired by Epic Games, which promised the gameplay isn’t changing and that the company will “continue to invest in making the…

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Fall Guys studio Mediatonic is now part of Epic Games

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:17 GMT Mediatonic has joined the Epic Games family.Th news was first announced via a tweet from the Fall Guys Twitter account.According to the announcement from Epic, the gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will “continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.”The game will remain purchasable on Steam and PlayStation. If you own the game on these platforms, you’ll still be able to play it from there and will receive future updates. It is also still coming soon to Nintendo Switch and Xbox. “At Tonic Games Group…

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Fortnite adds Ripley and the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 February 2021 14:53 GMT Ripley and the Xenomorph are the latest hunters to arrive in Fortnite this season. Both characters are now available in the Fortnite Item Shop for a limited time.The Xenomorph comes with both the Xenomorph Tail Back Bling and Xeno Menace built-in Emote, and Ripley comes with the Nostromo Crew Outfit variant, and Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier (complete with Jonesy the Cat).There’s also the Space Gear Bundle available. The themed Bundle includes the P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe, the Cheyenne Dropship Glider, and a new emote that features a Llama bursting from Ripley’s…