An easy way to fake out your opponents in Fortnite

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An easy way to fake out your opponents in Fortnite

This Fortnite trick is going around Reddit, and it’s both simple and incredibly clever. You can take a look at someone using it in the gif below from this thread, but here’s what’s going on:

It’s one of those things that makes immediate sense once you see it in action, but it’s a move I would never have thought of trying in a million years. You can watch another example of this play in action below, from this thread on the topic.

Pokémon Go’s latest event leaves shiny hunters empty-handed

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Pokémon Go’s latest event leaves shiny hunters empty-handed

An event running in Pokémon Go is causing a stir in the player base, which hyped up the promotion as the possible release of several new Pokémon variations. After a datamine revealed more than 100 shiny Pokémon within the game’s code, players are finding out that those shinies remain unattainable — much to their disappointment.

Niantic announced a weeklong event starting April 10 that increases the number of wild first-generation Pokémon. The campaign launched just days after a hacker unearthed the unannounced shiny Pokémon assets that had been added to the game as part of its most recent update. Although that update went live, the new shinies have yet to be seen in-game.

Steam tweaks privacy settings, will soon let you be invisible while online

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Steam tweaks privacy settings, will soon let you be invisible while online

This week’s Steam update seems to have nuked services like Steam Spy, promising to shut off the flow of publicly available user data. It also added a few new option to the profile tab, all with a eye toward giving users more control over the information they share online. A post issued late Tuesday also said that Valve’s planning on implementing a new presence mode that would allow users to be invisible while still staying online.

If you play games on PC you’ve likely signed up for a Steam account. But, if you’re like most users, you probably didn’t pay much attention to the privacy settings at the time. Truth be told, they were pretty limited. That changes today.

NHL 18 simulates the playoffs, predicts Canada’s first Stanley Cup in 25 years

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NHL 18 simulates the playoffs, predicts Canada’s first Stanley Cup in 25 years

The Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway tonight and EA Sports has again tried to predict their outcome using a simulation within NHL 18. Their call? Winnipeg defeats Boston four games to three for Canada’s first Stanley Cup champion in 25 years.

Specifically, in the seventh game, the Jets take a 3-1 lead on Boston with a power play goal from Conn Smythe winner Patrik Laine. The Bruins draw to 3-2 late in the third on a goal by Brad Marchand, but Dustin Byfuglien dumps in an empty netter to put the final on ice.

Red Dead Redemption looks amazing on an Xbox One X

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Red Dead Redemption looks amazing on an Xbox One X

Red Dead Redemption has been added to the list of games that receive significant visual improvements over the original release, including a bump to 4K resolution, when played on Xbox One X. The differences are dramatic. You can watch a detailed comparison of the original game and the upgraded version in the video from ElAnalistaDeBits at the top of this post.

Watching Red Dead Redemption run in 4K is like putting on glasses for the first time: Textures are crisper, details pop out of the background and it’s much easier to see what’s happening in the distance.

Even Drake wants a Hotline Bling emote in Fortnite

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Even Drake wants a Hotline Bling emote in Fortnite

Aubrey “Drake” Graham was back on Twitch last night, once again streaming Fortnite with his friend and big-deal streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Just like last time, Drake’s appearance led people to beg for an emote based on the rapper’s most famous video — and now we know that he’s on the same page.

Toward the end of the stream, Drake and Ninja talked about whether Fortnite would get any callouts or samples on his next album.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead shows its newest character, meet her here

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Overkill’s The Walking Dead shows its newest character, meet her here

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is still a thing, folks. Originally announced in 2014, slated for a 2016 launch and delayed twice, it’s back again with some more promotional materials. Here’s a trailer for Maya, the second of four playable characters to be revealed.

Maya gets caught in about the worst place to be during the outbreak: A hospital. This is pure cinematic, so don’t expect to see much about her play type within it. The video is mainly a reminder that the game is still on the way, probably because the last trailer we saw was exactly four months ago, for Aiden, the first character to be revealed.

Steam Spy no longer able to operate after Valve’s latest Steam update

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Steam Spy no longer able to operate after Valve’s latest Steam update

Steam Spy, one of the most-used analytics tools for Steam, created in 2015 by Sergey Galyonkin, will no longer be able to operate in part because of Steam’s new privacy settings.

Galyonkin tweeted about the conundrum he found himself in, addressing Steam’s new policies, which now make users’ game libraries private by default. Steam Spy operates via the ability to scan through millions of public game libraries and extrapolate information used to provide analysis reports on game sales and user data. Now that game libraries are private by default, Steam Spy won’t be able to operate.