Fortnite on Android has lots of fake versions with malware, spyware, and so forth

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Fortnite on Android has lots of fake versions with malware, spyware, and so forth

Hey, remember when concerns were raised about Fortnite on Android not having any built-in security by avoiding the Google Play store? After all, it’d be really easy for someone to put a fake app out there labeled as Fortnite and ask you to download and install it while you bypassed security alerts without realizing it was malicious. Luckily, Epic Games...

Check out the BlizzCon attendee swag before you catch the pre-show kickoff

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Check out the BlizzCon attendee swag before you catch the pre-show kickoff

Like Christmas, BlizzCon is arriving earlier every year. Yes, the actual convention doesn’t start until late October, but there’s a pre-show kickoff event taking place today, during which you can find out the in-game Overwatch skin awarded to all ticket holders both real and virtual. (We assume there will be other virtual stuff, but it’s not on the list.) You...

Blade & Soul’s Warden’s Fury goes live today, introducing Warden class, Shadowmoor dungeon, and more

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Blade & Soul’s Warden’s Fury goes live today, introducing Warden class, Shadowmoor dungeon, and more

Today, Blade & Soul is receiving its newest content update, Warden’s Fury, which brings with it Act 9 of the game’s main storyline, a new dungeon, balance and system changes, and most importantly, the titular Warden class. The headliner of the update is, of course, the greatsword-wielding Warden, which was the subject of an overview post last week. Warden’s Fury...

The Daily Grind: How much of a historical or lore purist are you in MMOs?

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The Daily Grind: How much of a historical or lore purist are you in MMOs?

VG247 put up an interestung piece this week discussing in part the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which I realize is not an MMO, but the gist was that Ubisoft Montreal has been pulling away from “historical accuracy” to simply tell a better story. “We’ve always used the excuse, ‘History is written that way, so that’s the way it should happen. […]...

China’s delays on video game licenses may last another 4-6 months

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China’s delays on video game licenses may last another 4-6 months

It’s been a bit of a rough go for games in China recently; Monster Hunter World was the first massively popular game we watched slam head-on into its new licensing standards, and juggernaut Tencent lost a huge pile of value thanks to these new regulations. And it looks like it’s going to take even longer to get better, as it...

Aion is turning nine with a truckton of cake and experience bonuses

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Aion is turning nine with a truckton of cake and experience bonuses

Awww yeah, who wants some cake. Because it’s just about cake day in Aion. Starting tomorrow, NCsoft West is kicking off Aion’s 9th birthday celebrations, starting with oversized pastries in town tomorrow. “The age-old tradition of larger-than-life cakes will be returning to the capital cities. Grabbing a slice of cake will grant you 100% bonus XP and a 20% bonus...

Overwatch’s latest map, Busan, goes live today

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Overwatch’s latest map, Busan, goes live today

Overwatch’s latest map, Busan, is live as of today. The new map, which is located on D.Va’s home turf of South Korea, may be familiar to players as the setting of the Shooting Star animated short that debuted at Gamescom 2018 last month. Busan is a control map where players will battle it out across multiple sections of the map...