Tag: Fortnite

‘Fortnite’ Will Host A July 4 Conversation On Race Featuring Killer Mike, Jemele Hill, And Lil Baby

Fortnite is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon, and in recent months its impact has on that culture has gone far beyond just gaming. As the title evolves and grows it has turned from a genre-defining battle royale game into something much more, hosting movie trailers for massive movies such as the latest Star Wars […]

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OnePlus 8 improves mobile Fortnite with support for 90fps

Faster displays have started to find their way into mobile devices, and this is starting to have ramifications for gaming as well. The new OnePlus 8 smartphone, for example, has a 90Hz screen. This makes browsing the internet and scrolling through content look extremely smooth. I like it so much that I would prioritize a […]

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Epic Games seeking to sell stake for $750 million at $17 billion valuation

Fortnite maker Epic Games is raising $750 million, according to two sources who spoke to GamesBeat. Bloomberg reported the news first, but we have independently confirmed the details in our story. The deal would give Epic a pre-money valuation of $16.3 billion, with a post-money valuation (the value of the company after the deal is […]

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Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players due to the protests related to the killing of a black man by a white police officer. In some ways, Epic Games is a little late in doing the postponement, following […]

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Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players due to the protests related to the killing of a black man by a white police officer. In some ways, Epic Games is a little late in doing the postponement, following […]

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The DeanBeat: It’s time to hurry up and build the Metaverse

During this pandemic, I can’t think of anything more exciting for us to do from the comfort of our own homes than to explore the Metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. It’s the same goal that Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, is […]

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The Next Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s Mind-Bending Drama ‘Tenet’ Will Premiere… In Fortnite?

Christopher Nolan fans have been eagerly anticipating the next trailer for his mind-bending thriller Tenet, but it’s a safe bet that none of them anticipated it would make its debut in Fortnite. In a very surprising announcement on the hit video game’s Twitter page, Fortnite dropped the bombshell that the eagerly anticipated trailer will debut […]

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Fortnite will launch on next-generation consoles on Unreal Engine 4 and migrate to UE5

Fortnite will debut on the next generation video game consoles as those machines launch this fall, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. In an interview with GamesBeat, Sweeney said that the company is using Unreal Engine 4 to adapt Fortnite to run on both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X when those […]

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Epic Games shows off a stunning Unreal Engine 5 demo on PlayStation 5

Epic Games has released a video showing off the first look at the graphics capabilities of Unreal Engine 5, the tool that game developers will use to make video games for consoles of the future like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and high-end PCs. The Lumen in the Land of Nanite demo runs in […]

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Fortnite surpasses 350 million registered players, which is a lot

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world, but what does that mean? Well, developer Epic Games revealed that it has surpassed 350 million registered players. In April alone, those players spent 3.2 billion hours in the battle royale shooter. Those huge numbers also make Fortnite one of the largest social platforms on […]

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Gaming sees explosive growth in social video as people stay home

Entertainment, in all of its forms, has always been an important pastime for Americans. And now with millions sheltering at home, it’s taken an even more crucial role in helping people escape the boredom and anxiety that comes with a global pandemic. As a result, there have been huge increases in not only TV consumption […]

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Travis Scott’s Livestreamed Concert Broke ‘Fortnite’ Gaming Records

Thursday night saw a new record fall for the mega popular battle royale game Fortnite, but it had nothing to do with firing pixelated weapons. A live Travis Scott in-game concert drew record players to watch the in-game spectacular, as Scott debuted a new collaboration with Kid Cudi and a lot of special effects for […]

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Instagram Live Shows Have Become the Norm, But Travis Scott Just Killed a Concert…in a Video Game

Image: Epic Games I’ve never played Fortnite a day of my life, but with COVID-19 forcing the music industry to undergo a virtual revolution, it was only a matter of time before someone figured out a way to capitalize on the game’s enormous popularity. Advertisement And by someone, I mean Travis Scott. On Thursday night, […]

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Kyler Murray And Bryce Harper Headline A $1 Million Fortnite Tournament On Twitch

Many athletes have, like so many others, turned to video games as an escape and form of entertainment as they deal with lockdowns and pro sports on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. To fill the time, ESPN has put together tournaments to pit players against each other in NBA 2K and Madden, but pro athletes […]

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‘Fortnite’ For Android Is Finally Back In The Google Play Store

Epic and Google have apparently squashed their app store beef and have made it easier for you to get Fortnite on your mobile phone these days. The maker of Fortnite has officially put the massively popular battle royale game back into Google’s Play Store after a year-plus absence over in-game purchases. Fortnite had always existed […]

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A Twitch Streamer Really Struggled With ‘Call Of Duty: Warzone’ In This ‘SNL At Home’ Sketch

Twitch streams across the world are seeing additional viewers thanks to social distancing keeping everyone inside with not much to do, but not every stream is the most entertaining. In the “At Home” version of Saturday Night Live, that notion is taken to the extreme with a streamer who is absolutely terrible at Call of […]

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Houseparty, Discord, Zoom, and Marco Polo downloads explode amid coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus quarantines have sent downloads soaring for social video apps as millions of people search for ways to connect socially and professionally. As has been widely noted, Zoom’s video conference service has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the new isolation regimes. Even amid an historic stock market sell off, Zoom’s stock has risen […]

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Here’s A Look At How Jon Favreau Used ‘Fornite’ Tech To Make ‘The Mandalorian’

As The Mandalorian became a pop culture phenomenon and a smash hit for Disney+, Jon Favreau has talked about collaborating with Epic Games and using the Unreal Engine — the secret sauce that powers Fortnite — to allow the bounty hunting series to effortlessly traipse around new corners of the Star Wars universe. But talking […]

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Fortnite’s second Season 2 expects you to die

Do I need to play the first Fortnite Season 2 to understand what’s happening in the second Season 2? Well, I can find out now that Epic Games has launched the newest update for its battle royale shooter. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 2 is available now with a secret agent theme … and also […]

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Tim Sweeney: Android is a fake open system, and iOS is worse

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney opened the Dice Summit game event in Las Vegas today with a call to make the industry more open and liberate it from the monopolistic practices of platform owners such as Google and Apple. In a talk about his vision for games in the next decade, Sweeney alternated between criticizing […]

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Streaming 101: 4 tips for getting started

In 2014, Amazon bought Twitch.tv for an eye-popping $1 billion. The popular streaming platform now claims to have more than 100 million monthly users, suddenly giving people a platform for building their brand as a gamer and a streamer. From my experience building the esports broadcasting livestream ESV TV, I learned working as a streamer […]

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Fortnite is hosting a PS4 tournament on February 15 and 16

Sony announced today that Epic Games is hosting The Fortnite Celebration Cup on February 15 and February 16 as an exclusive tournament for PlayStation 4. Fortnite is a gigantic hit, becoming a pop culture influencer that has extended its reach well outside of the world of gaming. It’s also a popular esports title, although most […]

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Microsoft’s Game Stack chief: The next generation of games and game development

James Gwertzman started PlayFab to provide cloud-based tools and services for game developers, offloading the server infrastructure grunt work so developers could focus on games. In 2018, Microsoft bought PlayFab and integrated it into its Azure cloud services and renamed it Microsoft Game Stack. Now Gwertzman serves as general manager of Microsoft Game Stack, which […]

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Xbox Q2 revenue sinks 21% as Microsoft reloads for next gen

Microsoft’s gaming revenue dropped significantly in the second quarter of its fiscal 2020. Xbox’s Q2 revenue plummeted 21% year-over-year during the three-month period ending December 31. But while that is a precipitous decline, it looks worse than it actually is. This decline is due to Xbox One pushing far past its prime. Microsoft is planning […]

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PlayVS brings Fortnite to high school and college esports tournaments

PlayVS will bring organized Fortnite competitions to high schools and colleges in the U.S. PlayVS already uses its software platform to organize popular esports tournaments for high schools, and this deal marks the first time it is expanding to colleges and universities. The Los Angeles company already handles high school tournaments for Rocket League, which […]

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