Epic quickly nerfs the new 'Fortnite' SMG after complaints

about X hours ago from
Epic quickly nerfs the new 'Fortnite' SMG after complaints

The v5.10 Fortnite update that brought back our beloved Playground mode also added something else -- this new gun. Unfortunately, the "high capacity, fast firing Compact SMG" was just a little too overpowered, and many high-profile players quickly complained that it made the game a race to get the SMG so one could chew through their enemies (and their buildings, as the starting and max health of many materials dropped at the same time).

'PUBG Mobile' adds fast-paced War Mode and clans

about X hours ago from
'PUBG Mobile' adds fast-paced War Mode and clans

PUBG Mobile just got some spicier gameplay, whether you're just looking for a quick fix or striving for glory. Both Android and iOS versions of the game now include War Mode, which ditches the familiar battle royale in favor of a deathmatch-style experience where respawns are available and kill counts are the key to victory. At the same time, competitive players are getting their fill with clan support (including insignia, missions and a Clan Shop).

Realm Royale’s closed beta starts on consoles next week

about X hours ago from
Realm Royale’s closed beta starts on consoles next week

After amassing thousands of viewers on Twitch.tv, and briefly cracking Steam's top five most-played games in its second week of release, Hi-Rez Studio's decision to bring its free-to-play fantasy shooter Realm Royale (formerly Paladins: Battlegrounds) to consoles could be a wise one, even if it has plenty of competition from the likes of H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Steam Chat's messaging features are now available for all

about X hours ago from
Steam Chat's messaging features are now available for all

After a few weeks of being limited to Steam's beta channel, a new Chat feature has rolled out for all users within the desktop app and on the web. Having an integrated friends list and chat system should make it easier to meet up with friends across games, just as we've seen on consoles and powered by third-party apps like Discord. It's already cribbed features that have taken years to show up on other platforms, like sorting friends by which game they're playing, or popping favorites to the top of the list.

'GTA Online' rewards you for watching Facebook livestreams

about X hours ago from
'GTA Online' rewards you for watching Facebook livestreams

You now have good reasons to watch GTA Online streams besides the thrill of the gameplay itself. Now that the After Hours expansion is available, Rockstar is using Facebook's In-Stream Rewards to give you free GTAO currency when you watch certain broadcasts. So long as you have your Facebook account linked to your Rockstar Games Social Club account, you'll have a chance at padding your virtual bank account just by tuning in.

'Guacamelee 2' brings mayhem to PS4 and PC on August 21st

about X hours ago from
'Guacamelee 2' brings mayhem to PS4 and PC on August 21st

You only have to wait a few more weeks to get another fix of Mexico-inspired Metroidvania action. DrinkBox has announced that Guacamelee 2 will reach PS4 and Steam (for Windows PCs) on August 21st for a reasonable $20. It's a refinement of the formula that made the original a cult favorite, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The sequel brings slicker graphics, new moves, an upgrade system and four-player co-op to luchador Juan Aguacate's quest to protect his homeland and the entire universe. And naturally, chickens will play an instrumental role.

Twitch Creator Camp teaches the fundamentals of livestreaming

about X hours ago from
Twitch Creator Camp teaches the fundamentals of livestreaming

It's easy to start streaming on a service like Twitch, but there's a ton of work involved in creating a production that will reel in the viewers, whether it's mastering your audio and lighting setups or fostering a community. Where do you turn for guidance? Twitch itself might just help. It's launching a Creator Camp that promises to teach the "ins and outs" of broadcasting through both live and on-demand help. It'll include education on the basics (such as creating a channel page and becoming comfortable on camera) as well as more advanced topics like interacting with your community, building your brand and, of course, making money through subscriptions, merch and sponsorships.