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So, It’s Been A Year, Huh

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the growing outbreak of covid-19 a pandemic. In the year since, over 120 million people have been infected by the virus worldwide, and 2.5 million people have died because of covid-19. Life has forever been changed. We wear masks. Avoid crowds. Businesses have shut down, and many won’t reopen. And while the vaccine has brought hope to a planet drowning in fear and anxiety, it can’t fix what’s already happened. Through all of this, video games still came out, and we still played them. At times, working for a website dedicated…

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Apple is trying to drag Valve into its on-going legal battle with Epic

Against its will, Valve is being dragged into the Epic vs. Apple antitrust lawsuit, with new documents revealing Apple has asked Valve to hand over financial data.Various court documents have revealed that Valve has been subpoenaed by Apple for Steam commercial data, with Tim Cook’s tech giant requesting years of in-depth sales information from the Steam platform owner.“Apple and Valve have engaged in several meet and confers, but Valve has refused to produce information responsive to Requests 2 and 32,” says the joint discovery letter.Apple notes that “Epic’s various mobile and non-mobile distribution options are central to disputed issues of market…

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A Fortnite x Fall Guys crossover may be coming soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 February 2021 17:48 GMT A line of data in the most recent Fall Guys update suggests that the game show-inspired battle royale will get its very own Fortnite crossover.Fall Guys is no stranger to collaborations: the developers at Mediatonic have managed to fold a slew of other brands into the title since it launched in 2019, including Godzilla, Sonic the Hedgehog, Goose Game and more.The next crossover, though, seems to be looking at another stablemate in the battle royale genre: Fortnite. Fortnite X Fall Guys will be coming in the future! Some new strings were…

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343 Industries hints “a new place to play” Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 February 2021 11:04 GMT The latest Halo Waypoint blog post from 343 Industries suggests “a new place and way to play” is coming for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.This week, a new test flight was announced for the immensely popular Halo: The Master Chief Collection by its developer, 343 Industries.Over on the Halo Waypoint blog, the developer (who has been in charge of the series since Bungie moved onto Destiny in 2007) noted that the new test flight will arrive in the game in late February or early March and will introduce “a new place…

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The next free game on the Epic Store is… Torchlight 2!

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:04 GMT Epic’s second last free game is here, and as predicted, it’s the 2012 action-RPG Torchlight 2. Log into the Epic Store any time between now and 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT tomorrow to download the game. You can also get the original Torchlight for half price on Epic and Steam. Download Torchlight 2 on the Epic Store Your quest, if you choose to accept it, is to pick from one of the four character classes and go plunging into a warren of randomly generated dungeons, battling monsters, building experience,…

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Card-based mashup Solitairica is free on the Epic Games Store

By Grace Curtis, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 16:24 GMT Drumroll please! Okay, maybe not. The list of free games in the Epic Games Store Winter Sale leaked quite a while ago, so there’ll be no monocle-popping or tea-spitting or expressions of indignant surprise in any form. But yes, the prophecy is true yet again, and Solitairica is free to download for the next 24 hours.So far we’ve seen a wide variety of titles coming out of Epic’s gift basket, with big-budget suspense thriller Alien: Isolation one day and indie darling Night in the Woods the next. Solitairica is one of…

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Alien: Isolation is free on Epic Games Store until tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 December 2020 18:03 GMT Creative Assembly’s horror masterpiece, Alien: Isolation, is free to claim on Epic Games Store today.Epic Games Store’s Twitter account announced that Alien: Isolation is free to claim and keep if you log into the storefront and add it to your account before December 22 at 8am PT /11am ET / 4pm GMT.The initial announcement managed to crash Epic’s storefront thanks to the popularity of the licensed stealth-horror jaunt. The store is back up and working now – and if you click through, you’ll also find 75% off the game’s add-on content,…

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Epic Games Store kicks off Holiday Sale with infinite $10 coupons

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:05 GMT Epic’s now-annual Epic Games Store Holiday Sale returns today, kicking off 15 days of free games this month and offering players a limitless $10 coupon.After announcing its plans for 15 days of free games last week, Epic has now lifted the lid on its wider plans for the Epic Games Store Holiday Sale. The free games giveaway begins today with Cities Skylines, which is free to download until 8am PT/11pm ET/4pm GMT tomorrow when another title will replace it.Perhaps the biggest offering this year comes in the form of a limitless $10…

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No physical Fortnite events planned for 2021, Epic Games confirms

Epic Games has confirmed that physical Fortnite events, such as the Fortnite World Cup, will be held online-only throughout 2021.Epic said it has no plans to hold in-person Fortnite events next year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.The publisher noted that its desire is to hold online-only events for the foreseeable and that extends even to the biggest annual events in the Fortnite calendar, such as the Fortnite World Cup.of interest to visit too, with more expected as the season progresses.“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety…

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Black Friday Sale begins at the Epic Games Store

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 17:57 GMT Black Friday has finally begun over on the Epic Store. From now until December 3rd, they’re selling games and DLC at up to 75% off the regular price.In case you’re logging onto the internet for the first time ever, Epic are the company that owns Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store is the virtual marketplace they set up to rival Steam (Steam is also running a massive sale right now, which you can read more about here). Epic are famous for straight up giving games away for free, so it should come…

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BTS will debut new music video inside Fortnite

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:55 GMT The internationally acclaimed K-pop group will debut its newest music video within Fortnite’s Party Royale mode.Epic Games has announced that K-pop group BTS (one of the biggest bands in the world right now!) will be debuting their next music video within Fortnite’s dedicated event mode, Party Royale.The same mode that has hosted the likes of Travis Scott, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5 will now host the massive Korean group, too.The video debuting within the mode will be a choreography-led video for new single “Dynamite,” and its set to be shown for…

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Fall Guys quarantined its worst players on a special ‘Cheater Island’

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 September 2020 17:42 GMT Fall Guys developer Mediatonic used a secret place called Cheater Island to have fun with the game’s most dishonest players.Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout fans that have been playing since the game’s launch on PlayStation Plus and Steam will have undoubtedly noticed the game’s cheater problem. It’s not a new issue for the developers, after all.This is a problem you get with most online games: there’s always a minority ruining it for the rest of us. But Mediatonic has a frankly inspiring approach to dealing with these dishonest players. I’ve got lots…