Fortnitemares Has Begun

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Fortnitemares Has Begun

Fortnite's Fortnitemares promotion has begun, bringing loot-dropping cube monsters to Battle Royale in a limited time event as part of a larger 6.20 patch.

The event brings with it new weapons (the Six Shooter, Fiend Hunter crossbow), the reactive Deadfire outfit that changes the better you do in a match, and new sets of challenges with new rewards such as the Dark Engine Glider.

Earlier today Epic reported matchmaking problems and disabled Fortnitemares in Battle Royale, so check the Epic status page in case of any future issues.

Fortnitemares Has Begun

about X hours ago from
Fortnitemares Has Begun

Fortnite's Fortnitemares promotion has begun, bringing loot-dropping cube monsters to Battle Royale in a limited time event as part of a larger 6.20 patch.

The event brings with it new weapons (the Six Shooter, Fiend Hunter crossbow), the reactive Deadfire outfit that changes the better you do in a match, and new sets of challenges with new rewards such as the Dark Engine Glider.

Earlier today Epic reported matchmaking problems and disabled Fortnitemares in Battle Royale, so check the Epic status page in case of any future issues.

Drake Now Co-Owns Gaming Brand 100 Thieves

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Drake Now Co-Owns Gaming Brand 100 Thieves

Musician Drake, who made Headlines when he joined streamer Ninja on a Fortnite stream, has seemingly decided to get deeper into gaming circles by investing in gaming brand 100 Thieves.

The Emotionless Drake, seen standing here with 100 Thieves found Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag, are joined by entertainment mogul and investor Scooter Braun, who represents artists like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. Both Drake and Braun are now co-owners of 100 Thieves, which a lifestyle brand focused around gaming and esports as a central idea. 

The brand has raised $25 million in funding over the last few years and seems poised to do more through design and apparel produced in-house, which tends to sell out in a matter of minutes. 

Drake Now Co-Owns Gaming Brand 100 Thieves

about X hours ago from
Drake Now Co-Owns Gaming Brand 100 Thieves

Musician Drake, who made Headlines when he joined streamer Ninja on a Fortnite stream, has seemingly decided to get deeper into gaming circles by investing in gaming brand 100 Thieves.

The Emotionless Drake, seen standing here with 100 Thieves found Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag, are joined by entertainment mogul and investor Scooter Braun, who represents artists like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. Both Drake and Braun are now co-owners of 100 Thieves, which a lifestyle brand focused around gaming and esports as a central idea. 

The brand has raised $25 million in funding over the last few years and seems poised to do more through design and apparel produced in-house, which tends to sell out in a matter of minutes. 

Red Dead Redemption II Has A Companion App

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Red Dead Redemption II Has A Companion App

Rockstar has revealed that, in addition to playing Red Dead Redemption II on your big screen, you can also add a few inches to your screen by looking at a smaller screen sometimes. With the Red Dead companion app, the old west is at your fingertips.

In fairness to Red Dead, and putting aside well-warranted cynicism from years of companion apps, this one doesn't look too bad. The app, available on iOS and Android, lets you make waypoints directly from your phone for you to follow in the game. That means that the app has a complete map of the old west on it, which is thematically consistent, because companion apps also feel like they're from a bygone era.

Way more importantly, though, the app lets you move all the heads-up display (HUD) elements onto your phone, so you can play the game HUD-free if you so choose. I'm a big fan of getting rid of HUDs for open world games, so this is pretty cool. 

Red Dead Redemption II Has A Companion App

about X hours ago from
Red Dead Redemption II Has A Companion App

Rockstar has revealed that, in addition to playing Red Dead Redemption II on your big screen, you can also add a few inches to your screen by looking at a smaller screen sometimes. With the Red Dead companion app, the old west is at your fingertips.

In fairness to Red Dead, and putting aside well-warranted cynicism from years of companion apps, this one doesn't look too bad. The app, available on iOS and Android, lets you make waypoints directly from your phone for you to follow in the game. That means that the app has a complete map of the old west on it, which is thematically consistent, because companion apps also feel like they're from a bygone era.

Way more importantly, though, the app lets you move all the heads-up display (HUD) elements onto your phone, so you can play the game HUD-free if you so choose. I'm a big fan of getting rid of HUDs for open world games, so this is pretty cool. 

The Fallout 76 Beta Has Begun On Xbox One

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The Fallout 76 Beta Has Begun On Xbox One

For those who pre-ordered Fallout 76 and have access to the closed beta test, your time to shine is coming up soon, as the Fallout 76 multiplayer beta launches at 4:00 p.m. PDT, i.e. now.

Here's a quick cheat-sheet for your region:

Other platforms will get access in a week with their pre-order codes, but Xbox One owners get to try out the game earlier today. Yesterday, Bethesda warned of "spectacular" bugs and performance issues in the beta and asked for both understanding and a heads up.

The Fallout 76 Beta Has Begun On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
The Fallout 76 Beta Has Begun On Xbox One

For those who pre-ordered Fallout 76 and have access to the closed beta test, your time to shine is coming up soon, as the Fallout 76 multiplayer beta launches at 4:00 p.m. PDT, i.e. now.

Here's a quick cheat-sheet for your region:

Other platforms will get access in a week with their pre-order codes, but Xbox One owners get to try out the game earlier today. Yesterday, Bethesda warned of "spectacular" bugs and performance issues in the beta and asked for both understanding and a heads up.

Spider-Man Crawls To The Top Of September U.S. Game Sales, With Assassins And Tomb Raiders Climbing Up Behind

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Spider-Man Crawls To The Top Of September U.S. Game Sales, With Assassins And Tomb Raiders Climbing Up Behind

For the month of September, the National Purchase Diary (NPD) has assembled a list of the best selling retail and in most cases digital sales for video games. September was a doozy of a month, seeing major releases like Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more.

In terms of software, Spider-Man swings high above the competition. Sony had previously put the game at 3.3 million copies sold worldwide within three days of release. Extrapolating that out to the U.S.'s usual percentage and assuming the game just didn't stop selling, it is probably around two million in the U.S. for the month of September, though I am sure Sony will be along shortly to give more concrete numbers. The NPD group does say the game is the third best selling title of 2018 already.

Marvel's Spider-Man's launch month sales are 37 percent higher than the combined launch month sales of every other Spider-Man game since the NPD first started tracking retail sales in 1995.

Spider-Man Crawls To The Top Of September U.S. Game Sales, With Assassins And Tomb Raiders Climbing Up Behind

about X hours ago from
Spider-Man Crawls To The Top Of September U.S. Game Sales, With Assassins And Tomb Raiders Climbing Up Behind

For the month of September, the National Purchase Diary (NPD) has assembled a list of the best selling retail and in most cases digital sales for video games. September was a doozy of a month, seeing major releases like Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more.

In terms of software, Spider-Man swings high above the competition. Sony had previously put the game at 3.3 million copies sold worldwide within three days of release. Extrapolating that out to the U.S.'s usual percentage and assuming the game just didn't stop selling, it is probably around two million in the U.S. for the month of September, though I am sure Sony will be along shortly to give more concrete numbers. The NPD group does say the game is the third best selling title of 2018 already.

Marvel's Spider-Man's launch month sales are 37 percent higher than the combined launch month sales of every other Spider-Man game since the NPD first started tracking retail sales in 1995.