Fortnite available on the Google Play Store for the first time

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Fortnite available on the Google Play Store for the first time

Fortnite is now available for Android on the Google Play Store. The game was previously available outside the Google Play Store as a direct download from developer Epic Games’ website.

In 2019, Epic told The Verge it asked Google to remove the expectation that apps “use Google’s payment service for in-app purchase.” It said the 30% fee Google requires is “illegal in the case of a distribution platform with over 50% market share.” Google disagreed.

Telling Lies, a FMV thriller, hits consoles on April 28

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Telling Lies, a FMV thriller, hits consoles on April 28

Telling Lies arrived on PC in August of 2019, but a wider crowd will get to experience this twisting, turning FMV story. Annapurna Interactive announced Tuesday that Telling Lies will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 28.

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is the next Madden cover athlete

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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is the next Madden cover athlete

Lamar Jackson, the thrilling young quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, will appear on the cover of this year’s Madden game. Jackson made the announcement himself Tuesday afternoon, surprising the world during a conference call with the media.

“It’s always been a dream of mine, since I was a little kid, since I first started playing Madden,” said Jackson. “I done had every Madden, so for me to be on the front of it, that’s a dream come true.”

World of Warcraft now has its own fake news

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World of Warcraft now has its own fake news

World of Warcraft players often have to deal with fighting gods, monsters, and dragons, but observant fans have found a new threat brewing while we wait for the next expansion, Shadowlands. The Scarlet Brotherhood, an enemy faction dating back to the game’s launch, has returned (again) with a whole new strategy: fake news.

Players have fought the Scarlet threat in one form or another for well over a decade. At launch, these crusaders were a religious military force dedicated to killing all of the undead in their kingdom. The problem is that these undead had been freed from the evil Lich King who raised them as an army, and are now sentient beings who just wanted to be left alone. This meant the Scarlet Crusade were committing genocide, and players had to show up and stop them. Because of the Scarlet Crusade, and general human fear of undeath, Sylvanas and her undead Forsaken ended up joining the other in-game faction, the Horde.

Nintendo ‘investigating’ reports of Nintendo Switch account breach

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Nintendo ‘investigating’ reports of Nintendo Switch account breach

Nintendo is investigating reports of Nintendo Switch account breaches, according to Eurogamer.

Nintendo Switch users on social media have reported account breaches in days prior, with the hackers reportedly purchasing digital goods like Fortnite V-Bucks. At least one Polygon staff member was impacted by this breach. Nintendo is encouraging its users to enable two-factor authentication for Nintendo accounts.

New Peaky Blinders video game is all about planning the perfect heist

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New Peaky Blinders video game is all about planning the perfect heist

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a brand new puzzle-adventure game headed to Nintendo Switch, PC platforms, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this summer. The announcement was made at IGN, and includes the first look at the game’s fascinating time-bending mechanics.

The British period crime drama has been a hit with fans since it launched on the BBC in 2013. The series later became a favorite in the United States thanks to a streaming deal with Netflix. This new video game, developed by the team at FuturLab and published by Curve Digital, focuses on a single line of dialogue uttered by one of its central characters.

Halo: Reach fans spent 10 years trying to land an impossible stunt

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Halo: Reach fans spent 10 years trying to land an impossible stunt

When a group of Halo: Reach players discovered a Master Chief Easter egg back in 2010, they weren’t happy with just appreciating the statue from afar. All they could think of was: How can I get there? What would it take to stand atop this franchise monument, which resides in the background scenery well beyond the game’s playable area? They wouldn’t get the answer until a decade later, in 2020.

Lone Wolf is the final mission in Halo: Reach, and for “trick jumpers” who bend the game’s physics to launch themselves to and fro, it is a particularly notorious level.

Borderlands 3 endgame Mayhem Mode is getting some big changes

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Borderlands 3 endgame Mayhem Mode is getting some big changes

The endgame in Borderlands 3, Mayhem Mode, is getting a big update. On Tuesday developers at Gearbox announced Mayhem Mode 2.0, which includes random modifiers and tweaks to the loot tables. The update that goes live on April 23.

Mayhem Mode automatically unlocks for players who have finished the main campaign, and was previously accessible only from the starship called Sanctuary 3. After this Thursday, players will be able to hop into Mayhem at any time using their in-game ECHO device. Before they launch, however, they’ll be able to customize their Mayhem Level from a scale of 1-10.

Gears Tactics started out as a board game, here’s what it looked like

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Gears Tactics started out as a board game, here’s what it looked like

After previewing the first few missions in Gears Tactics, I’m pleasantly surprised. The new turn-based strategy game from Splash Damage is more than just another XCOM clone. It actually feels like a Gears of War game, with all the fluid movement and high-powered weaponry fans have come to expect. But it also feels a lot like a tabletop game. That’s because Gears Tactics actually started out as an elaborate board game.

Polygon talked with associate creative director Steve Venezia, who cobbled together the paper prototype using the office printer way back in 2017, to learn how that work contributed to the final product due out on April 28. More than anything, he said, the early prototype helped his team experiment and take risks in a fun and flexible way.

Animal Crossing fans reimagine album covers with KK Slider

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Animal Crossing fans reimagine album covers with KK Slider

Everyone’s favorite Jack Russell pup can obviously produce some good bangers, but one of my favorite things to do when I get a new K.K. Slider track in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to look at the album cover. You’ll see K.K. Slider in all sorts of situations and get-ups, and sometimes he’s even accompanied by other Animal Crossing villagers.

But what if K.K. Slider were behind some of the biggest and well-known albums in real life? That’s a question many artists are answering lately in the form of a “redraw” challenge, where they take actual albums and find ways to include the hippie musician. The results are as amazing as they sound.