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Google Play Games beta for Windows expands to the US and seven more countries

Internet jupiter-brains Google have popped another eight countries on the eligibility list for their Google Play Games beta for Windows. PC owners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore can now play their Android games on their desktop or laptop. It’s not exactly a replacement for the Google Stadia streaming service that’s shutting down in January, but if you play a lot of Android games on your phone, tablet, or Chromebook then at least it’s an option. Read more

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Epic is sending ‘Free Fortnite’ swag to influencers

This is the latest swipe in the company’s war of words with Apple.Games giant Epic is still pushing its Free Fortnite campaign, this time sending bags of branded swag to influencers.As posted on Twitter by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, this goody bag comes in a white cardboard case, reminiscent of the packaging Apple uses for its hardware, and features a black bomber jacket with rainbow ‘Free Fortnite’ branding. Again, no prizes for guessing which company Epic is trying to make a point about right here.If that wasn’t enough, the package also comes with the Samsung Galaxy S7 tablet, an Android…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…