Fortnite’s new creative mode leaked by YouTuber

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Fortnite’s new creative mode leaked by YouTuber

Fortnite players will soon have the ability to create and customize their own islands where they can build terrain, structures and obstacles courses, then battle each other in a variety of game types. News of Epic’s all-new creative mode was reportedly leaked by a YouTuber named Lachlan, who indicated that the feature will be released later this week.

While Lachlan has pulled his video, Fortnite Intel broke down all the details from his hands-on clip. We’ve reached out to Epic Games for confirmation, but have yet to hear back at the time of publication.

Valve brings Steam Link to Raspberry Pi

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Valve brings Steam Link to Raspberry Pi

Valve recently discontinued its Steam Link hardware, the small hardware peripheral that let PC users stream games to another device over an in-home network, and the company is now completely sold out of the device. And while the Android version of Steam Link will continue, Valve has released something for low-cost hardware as well.

Steam Link is now in beta for Raspberry Pi, the tiny, affordable computer aimed at hobbyists and aspiring programmers. Valve is currently supporting the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch, and Steam Link is free to install. Instructions for how to do so are noted in a Steam community post.

EA removing Kareem Hunt from Madden NFL 19 roster

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EA removing Kareem Hunt from Madden NFL 19 roster

Kareem Hunt, the star running back that the Kansas City Chiefs released Friday after video surfaced of him assaulting a woman, is now on his way out of Madden NFL 19, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed to Polygon on Tuesday.

“We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team,” an EA representative said in a statement. (Madden NFL Overdrive is EA’s football game for mobile devices.)

Elite’s new exploration system brings even more real-world science into the game

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Elite’s new exploration system brings even more real-world science into the game

Elite: Dangerous, the multiplayer spacefaring game from Frontier Developments, is on the verge of releasing its fourth chapter of new content. The update, referred to as Beyond, is adding nuance to the game’s exploration mechanic. The secret sauce is a dataset drawn from radio waves generated by our own planet, harvested from a remote sensor array in Antarctica.

When players begin their adventure in Elite, they’re deposited inside the “bubble” of human civilization within the Milky Way galaxy around the year 3300. From there, it’s on them to make a living, upgrade their ship, and participate in the game’s political struggles.

Tony Hawk’s new skateboarding game hits mobile on Dec. 13

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Tony Hawk’s new skateboarding game hits mobile on Dec. 13

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk has a new video game hitting mobile devices next week. It’s called Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam and looks to follow the formula of Hawk’s numerous skateboarding games: Skate through parks. Pull off tricks. Go for high scores.

According to listings on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam will feature a career mode, global tournaments and three skating disciplines: street, park and vert. The Android and iOS game will also include more than 15 parks and dozens of Birdhouse brand skateboards to collect. The game will be free to play.

5 things to know about the Dec 4. Fallout 76 patch

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5 things to know about the Dec 4. Fallout 76 patch

Fallout 76 is a game that’s inspired a lot of controversy immediately after its launch, and Bethesda have stepped in to detail the upcoming patches that will hopefully fix the game’s major problems. Today’s patch is relatively minor — it doesn’t solve any of the most pressing issues of the game, but it does provide some Band-Aid fixes that should make those problems less painful until the Dec. 11 follow-up patch and beyond.

These are the five most important things to take away from today’s patch notes, and how they’ll affect your play in Appalachia.

Fallout 76’s future includes weekly in-game events, regular fixes to come

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Fallout 76’s future includes weekly in-game events, regular fixes to come

Fallout 76 received its largest update since just after launch today, Dec. 4 — which has Bethesda talking not only about the current state of the game, but what to expect in the recent future.

Today’s patch, available now on consoles and Windows PC, comes not only with bug fixes, but meaningful balance changes. The game’s framerate has been uncapped again, and Bethesda has increased the stash storage limit to 600 pounds — a 50-percent change. The developer said that it will continue to make changes to that maximum with time. Bethesda also decreased the experience gained from killing higher-leveled monsters, as well as the damage dealt by automatic weapons.

How to buy PlayStation Classic’s games separately

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How to buy PlayStation Classic’s games separately

The PlayStation Classic is, by most accounts, a bust. But perhaps its 20-game lineup sparked something within you: the drive of a collector, someone who now needs to own each of the included games. It’s possible to grab all of them with varying amounts of legwork, if you’re so inclined. If the PlayStation Classic’s disappointing emulation and uninspired package isn’t doing it for you, then this is the best way to grab what’s in its library without picking up the system itself.

The PlayStation Store has several of these PS1 games available to purchase under its, uh, PSone Classic brand. These games are available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, neither of which are the most convenient platforms to play on these days. But true collectors can find the games below with ease; it’s especially nice for people looking to sample these games a la carte.

Epic Games is launching its own store, and taking a smaller cut than Steam

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Epic Games is launching its own store, and taking a smaller cut than Steam

Epic Games announced that it will soon launch its own digital storefront, with the first wave rolling out on Mac and Windows before broadening to Android and other platforms later in 2019.

There will be a “hand-curated set of games” available to purchase when the store first opens in the coming weeks, and that catalogue will expand throughout the year. Buyers will be able to access it either online or through the Epic Games launcher to purchase games, but everything else will be handled through the proprietary application. Fortnite players are already users of the launcher, as Epic Games makes its games exclusively available through it. That will continue.