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  • 'Epic Store Exclusive' Show Lineup Announced for June 10

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    'Epic Store Exclusive' Show Lineup Announced for June 10

    May actually be called "The PC Gaming Show," but it's debatable.

    The PC Gaming Show 2019 lineup has been announced. You'll be able to watch it live on Twitch at the PC Gamer channel.

    The event, which takes place at 10AM (PT) on June 10, 2019 is sponsored by the Epic Games Store.

    As the sponsor of the show, Epic will "reveal brand new material for several games." Oh, that sounds nice! That also includes "some exclusives, coming to the Epic Games Store." Oh, for f...
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  • Fortnite Season 9 Launched

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    Fortnite Season 9 Launched

    New Battle Pass cosmetics await you.

    The 9th season for Fortnite is upon us. The latest season has launched this week and with it comes a revamped map, new cosmetics, new modes of transportation, and more. Some of the highlights include the Neo Tilted and Mega Mall locations. Players can now get to and from places utilizing the Slipstream wind transportation.

    Those who like the Creative mode also have some new goodies today like the Hover Platform, a more advanced Creature Manager system, and new islands to build on.

    The Save the World mode still actually...
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  • Epic Buys Rocket League Studio

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    Epic Buys Rocket League Studio


    Psyonix, the studio behind one of 2015's biggest games, Rocket League, was just purchased by Epic Games. The acquisition is pretty much set in wet cement at this point, with the final crossing of the t's coming later this Spring.

    Yes, this also means that Rocket League is leaving Steam and is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. Those are the long term plans. In the short term, nothing much will change at all. Psyonix gave a rundown of what they say will happen with the game in the coming months.



    So, it will be on Steam still or...? Nope. According...
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  • Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout

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    Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout


    It's been a real wild ride for Riot Games, the studio responsible for creating League of Legends. Sadly, this seems to be one ride that is far from over. Employees are now considering a walkout after Riot Games took steps to prevent employees from taking legal action against the company.

    Riot Games had moved to prevent further lawsuits against the company after multiple lawsuits were filed following Kotaku's recent investigation into the studio's sexist culture. At least two separate sources told Waypoint that employees are talking about walking out as a result of these new,...
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  • Epic Games Launcher Allegedly Scrapes Local Steam Data Prior to Granting Consent, Epic Responds

    Earlier today, Reddit user PhoenixPoint and ResetEra member Madjoki found out that the Epic Games Launcher may be collecting your Steam history at startup. As part of their investigation, they found that at startup, the Epic Games Launcher searches your local computer for a Steam install. If it finds that Steam is installed, it then apparently proceeds to pull a list of files typically stored in your Steam Cloud. This data includes game saves for all users that have logged in to Steam on your computer.

    Madjoki also found that it pulls a list of your Steam friends and their name history....
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  • Fortnite Season 8 Promotes Piracy

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    Fortnite Season 8 Promotes Piracy


    The eighth season of content for Fortnite went live earlier today. Get your sails ready, your peg leg waxed up, and your hook sharpened because Fortnite Season 8 is all about the pirates life for me.

    But wait, there's more! Who is a pirate's greatest nemesis? If you answered scurvy, you'd be wrong! It's ninjas! Unlike some ninjas, these probably don't have blue hair. I guess Epic is trying to pull back in that Sea of Thieves crowd on Twitch? There's also some stuff about a giant volcano, a freed Prisoner, treasure, cannons, and Volcanic Vents that aid in travel.
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  • Epic Games Suing Fortnite Live Event Organizers

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    Epic Games Suing Fortnite Live Event Organizers


    This past weekend, a little Fortnite themed event was held in Norwich. The event, called Fortnite Live, charged event-goers around $20 (USD) to enter the event that included a whopping four go-karts, a climbing wall, and areas to play Fortnite.

    From multiple accounts, the event was a rather large disaster. The various activities were severely lacking. People had to wait in line in the cold just to get in. In total, around 2,800 people attended the event in which they were mainly charged a lofty fee just to play Fortnite, a free-to-play game. Shortly after the end of the event,...
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  • Unity Changes Terms Once More, Commits to 'Being an Open Platform'

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    Unity Changes Terms Once More, Commits to 'Being an Open Platform'


    Unity has had a real interesting seven days. Last week, SpatialOS from developer Improbable was apparently barred from being used within Unity development. SpatialOS is a robust tool that many Unity developers use to add multiplayer to their games. For a time, Unity's new Terms, which went live in early December but were only clarified to Improbable last week, actually affected games that were already released. This led to some quick back and forths between Improbable and Unity through their respective sites. It all seemed to quiet down when Improbable and Epic Games formed a joint $25...
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  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3 'Broken Toys' Out Now

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    The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3 'Broken Toys' Out Now


    The third episode for The Walking Dead: The Final Season is now available to download and play via the Epic Games Store (affiliate link, non-affiliate link), the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This is, of course, all made possible by the efforts and funding from Skybound Games and Epic Games.



    The fourth episode for The Walking Dead: The FInal Season will be released on March 26, 2019.

    I think we already put up the launch trailer about a week ago, but it probably doesn't hurt to put it up again. And no, I have absolutely no idea if these last two episodes will appear on any other digital distribution platform for the PC. I would sugg...
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  • Epic and Improbable Create $25 Million Fund to Move Devs Away from Unity

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    Epic and Improbable Create $25 Million Fund to Move Devs Away from Unity


    It's been a real rollercoaster of a day for those using the Unity game engine. First, Unity cut off all future support for the online multiplayer platform called SpatialOS. Unity updated their terms of service back on December 4, 2018, and only clarified these changes to the SpatialOS development team at Improbable on January 10, 2019. These changes specifically prevent services like SpatialOS from working with Unity.

    SpatialOS is a widely used development toolkit allowed developers to more easily integrate online multiplayer experiences into their Unity developed games. In...
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  • Tencent Acquires 36% Ownership in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Developer Fatshark

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    Tencent Acquires 36% Ownership in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Developer Fatshark


    Fatshark, the development studio behind Warhammer: Vermintide 2 now has a new investor and it's none other than Tencent. That's right, the very same Tencent that seems to have their investment filled hands in what feels like everything, including Epic Games (40%) and Ubisoft (5%). They also have a majority ownership of Riot Games and Supercell. Of course, this is all just the tip of the iceberg for the tech giant.

    According to the Swedish website DI Digital, Tencent paid around $56 million (SEK 500 million) in exchange for a 36% ownership stake in Fatshark. This places Tencent...
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  • The Division 2 Skipping Steam in Favor of Epic Games Store

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    The Division 2 Skipping Steam in Favor of Epic Games Store


    Ubisoft has made the decision to skip Steam for The Division 2, instead opting to sell it on the Epic Games Store. It won't be fully exclusive to the Epic Games Store on the PC as Ubisoft will also sell the game through their own storefront and game client, Uplay.

    A representative for Ubisoft says that they "have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam." This move comes after The Division 2 was up on the Steam storefront for months prior.

    This won't be the only title from Ubisoft to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft...
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  • Epic Games Reportedly Launching Mobile App Store Next

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    Epic Games Reportedly Launching Mobile App Store Next


    First, Epic came for Steam on the PC front. They threw piles of cash at studios to put their games on the Epic Games Store for a period of exclusivity that lasts at least one year or more. Now, Epic may be going after that sweet, sweet mobile industry by launching their own mobile games store.

    This is according to a new report from MarketWatch.



    MarketWatch goes on to say that Epic will once again allow devs to keep 88% of earned revenues. This is in comparison to the 70% that Apple and Google allow for.

    Will this store be curated? Will...
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  • Discord Store Moves to Give Developers 90% of Sales Revenue

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    Discord Store Moves to Give Developers 90% of Sales Revenue

    In the new war on crappy revenue splits, Discord announced today that they are going to allow all developers to self-publish their games. Not only that, but they're going to give developers a 90% revenue share for games sold through the Discord Store. That leaves just the remaining 10% for Discord to cover operating costs.

    But wait, it gets even better.

    Discord says that they may even end up lowering that 10% to a smaller amount by finding ways to optimize their technology and making things more efficient.
    Earlier this year though, we noticed a change happening in the game industry. We talked to a lot of developers, and many of them feel
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  • Ashen Released on Epic Games Store and Xbox

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    Ashen Released on Epic Games Store and Xbox

    Try to stick with me on this one. Ashen was released on December 7, 2018 for the Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. It is a console timed exclusive, which means it "should" hit other consoles like the PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. It "may" also be a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store, which means it will come to other digital retailers on the PC at some point.

    Why are we not sure? Because every publisher and developer are being cheeky as hell when it comes to this whole "exclusive" thing with the newly launched Epic Games Store. See, Epic tossed around a lot of money to get "exclusive" releases on their platform. Ashen is one of those games despite it being promoted on Steam, with its own Steam Store page,...
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