Failed Fortnite Festival Organiser Sued By Epic Games

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The organiser of an ill-fated Fortnite festival is to be sued by the game's publisher, Epic. Fortnite Live took place over the weekend in the UK city of Norwich, but was met with a universally negative reception from attendees.

Tickets cost between £12 and £32 per person, which granted fans access to understaffed, generic, and poor-quality attractions such as a climbing wall and archery practice. Fortnite branding, including character likenesses, was used all over the event, despite none of that intellectual property being licensed for use by organiser Exciting Events. As a result, Epic has stated it will sue the event organiser.

"The quality of our player experience is incredibly important to us, whether it's inside the game or at official public events like last year's Fortnite Pro-Am," an Epic Games spokesperson told Eurogamer. "Epic Games was not in any way associated with the event that took place in Norwich and we've issued a claim against the organisers in the High Court of London."

New Xbox One Game Deals Available Now On Xbox Live

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Microsoft has rolled out a new selection of Deals with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This week, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will find discounts on a couple of 2018's biggest releases, including Red Dead Redemption 2, while publisher Warner Bros. is holding a sale on a range of Lego games across both consoles.

The standard edition of Rockstar's critically acclaimed western is down to $40.19 USD for Gold subscribers this week. If you have a Gold membership, you can also pick up EA's latest football game, Madden NFL 19, for $15, while the recent Witcher spin-off Thronebreaker is down to $22.49. Destiny 2's big Forsaken expansion is also on sale this week; Gold members can download it for $20.

A number of other Rockstar games are discounted on Xbox 360. Gold members can get Grand Theft Auto V and Max Payne 3 for $10 apiece, the detective game LA Noire for $9, and Bully Scholarship Edition for $6. On top of that, the tactical shooters Sniper Ghost Warrior and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 are down to $2.24 and $5.24, respectively.

PS4 Bandai Namco Sale Discounts Tons Of Anime Games (US)

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This week's PlayStation Network sale in the US is a celebration of anime, thanks to deep discounts on loads of games from publisher Bandai Namco. The sale discounts games following popular anime franchises like Dragon Ball, Digimon, and Naruto, along with anime-inspired games like the .hack and Tales series.

Some notable deals include sales on Dragon Ball FighterZ ($23), including the FighterZ Edition ($47) and Ultimate Edition ($55). You can also get the first FighterZ Pass for half price at $17, which includes an extra eight fighters, or you can select individual characters for $3 a la carte. You can also get Dragon Ball Xenoverse for $10 or Xenoverse 2 for $15.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is down to $36. Gundam Versus is $20. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja and One Piece: Burning Blood are both $15, and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm is $5. Plus the RPGs Tales of Berseria and .hack//GU Last Recode are down to $15 and $20, respectively.

Anthem Day One Update Detailed, Read The Patch Notes

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Anthem is already live for those with early access, but its official launch for all players will come later this week. It will be accompanied by a sizable day-one patch, set to fix a wide array of issues across all platforms just as the broader audience is cracking into the BioWare shooter.

The patch notes list dozens of adjustments, but some are more prominent than others. The so-called "high-level fixes" improve loading times, fix infinite loading bugs and other crashes, fix challenge tracking, and make numbers appear for weapon and gear modifiers. Other notable improvements make the gather party mechanic work more leniently, and unlocks challenges at the correct levels. The notes go on to mention several tweaks for Strongholds, crafting, and other features.

For a few more days, Anthem is only available to those who have either EA Access on Xbox One, or Origin Access on PC. Those players are diving into the game without the benefits of these improvements, so you may have a better overall experience by waiting.

Toy Fair 2019: New Funko Movie Pops From Ghostbusters, Alien, Jaws, And More

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Toy Fair 2019: New Funko Movie Pops From Ghostbusters, Alien, Jaws, And More


New York's Toy Fair may have come to a close, but that doesn't mean the news of brand-new toys has dried up. Funko has revealed a few more batches of Pop figures, and this time around, it's from cult classic movies you know and love.

If you're a fan of the '80s comedy Ghostbusters, there are plenty of new Pop collectibles to decorate your home with, including a recreation of the Ghostbusters headquarters. Additionally, there are some other comedy classics included in the new lineup like Caddyshack. So, if you wanted a Bill Murray Funko Pop, this is the time to get one. There were also a few X-Men Pops announced as well. They are not movie versions of the character, though.

There were no specific release dates or price points for any of these figures. They are all labelled as "coming soon." Regardless, here is what Funko announced.

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New York's Toy Fair may have come to a close, but that doesn't mean the news of brand-new toys has dried up. Funko has revealed a few more batches of Pop figures, and this time around, it's from cult classic movies you know and love.

Fortnite 7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle, Driftin' LTE, And More

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Fortnite 7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle, Driftin' LTE, And More

Epic Games has released a new content update for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The update introduces a new weapon and item, as well as a couple of Limited Time Events (LTE). Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode."

There's also some fresh firepower in the form of the Infantry Rifle, which offers precision fire downrange. The new Driftin' LTE is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

Gear up and grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet up with your team, then race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!

Nintendo Switch Update 7.0.1 Out Now, But It Doesn't Do Much

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Nintendo has released a new Switch system update, but unfortunately it doesn't change much. The firmware patch fixes a bug pertaining to Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee / Pikachu and introduces "general system stability improvements."

As Nintendo's patch notes state, update 7.0.1 resolves "an issue where the Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee games cannot reconnect to the Pokemon Go app if the game software was closed after pairing with the app." Aside from that and the general improvements noted above, that's about it for this latest patch, which is not a mandatory download.

The previous update, version 7.0.0, was similarly minor, despite its round number. That update did at least include some new player icons themed around New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Fortnite Patch Notes (7.40 Content Update): Driftboard, Driftin' LTM, And More

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Fortnite Patch Notes (7.40 Content Update): Driftboard, Driftin' LTM, And More

Epic Games has released a new patch for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The 7.40 content update introduces a new item, as well as a couple of Limited-Time Modes. Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode."

The Dirftboard is only a "limited-time item," and we don't know how long it will stick around for. Whatever the case, you can do a variety of things while riding--fire your weapons, use consumables, loot, and revive allies--but you can't build. You'll find Driftboards located "all around the map."

The new Driftin' LTM is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 7.40): Driftboard And What's New

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Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 7.40): Driftboard And What's New

Epic Games has released a new patch for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The 7.40 content update introduces a new item that we've been waiting months to see, as well as a couple of Limited-Time Modes. Here's everything that's new in today's patch.

Undoubtedly the biggest addition is the Driftboard, which was originally announced late last year but never made it into the game. It lets players "catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode." The Driftboard is only a "limited-time item," and we don't know how long it will stick around for. Whatever the case, you can do a variety of things while riding--fire your weapons, use consumables, loot, and revive allies--but you can't build. You'll find Driftboards located "all around the map."

The new Driftin' LTM is an opportunity to make good use of the Driftboard, as it has a racing element to its gameplay. If you're after something a little more chaotic, Catch mode removes all guns, but leaves in grenades and other items that can be thrown at enemies. Take a look at the full patch notes below to see all the new content coming to Fortnite's battle royale mode. You can head to the official Fortnite website to see what's new with the Save The World and Creative modes.

PS Vita To End Production Soon (In Japan, At Least)

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Sony will soon cease production of the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The company revealed the news on the PlayStation Japan website, where it was confirmed both remaining models of the handheld will be discontinued soon.

While Sony has not confirmed what this means for the handheld in the West, the writing has been on the wall for a while. In May 2018, physical PS Vita games were discontinued in the US and Europe, while incoming PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in June 2017--when he was head of PlayStation in Europe--that the Vita was "not an active line" outside of Japan.

The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before being released elsewhere in early 2012. A smaller, lighter model was released in 2013 in Japan and the following year in other parts of the world.