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'Fortnite' removes police cars with eye on U.S. race protests

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Fortnite's virtual world previously contained police cars, but those could no longer be seen in the latest version of the game

FORTNITE PLAY. Gaming fans play "Fortnite" at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, in Los Angeles on June 11, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

In pandemic times, all the gaming world's a (concert) stage

May 14, 2020 - 12:42 PM

The trend of holding concerts in games gains momentum following a Travis Scott concert held within battle royale shooter Fortnite

FORTNITE. A shot of the Fortnite Travis Scott concert in the game. Screenshot from YouTube.

The Red Cross is teaching 'Fortnite' players to save, not take, lives

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM

A new mode gives players a glimpse of the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross workers

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'Fortnite' goes offline after asteroid blows up virtual world

Oct 15, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Season 10 ends with a black hole sucking up the virtual world, leaving gamers both miffed and amused

Photo from Fornite/Twitter

American teen 'Bugha' becomes solo Fortnite champ, winning $3 million

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:02 AM

At 16, Kyle Giersdorf, known in-game as 'Bugha,' is the first 'Fortnite' world champion in the solo division

BUGHA REIGNS SUPREME. Kyle Giersdorf is Fortnite's first solo world champion. Photo from Epic Games Twitter

'Fortnite' awards world champion duo $1.5 million each

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:36 AM

With a total of 51 points, 'Nyhrox' and 'aqua' defeat runners up 'Rojo' and 'Wolfiez' who scored 47 points and also became millionaires, earning $1.125 million each

FORTNITE DUO CHAMPIONS. Nyhrox and Aqua take home around $1.5 million each. Photo from Epic Games Twitter

Epic Games Store goes live with small curation of starting titles

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The existing games selection is starting out small with 3 titles in addition to Epic Games' stable of offerings, but is expected to grow steadily across 2019 with free games every two weeks in addition to new titles

Epic Games launching digital store to rival Steam

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The Epic Games Store has a revenue sharing proposition where 88% of sales revenue goes towards the developer, with 12% meant for overhead on the store

'Fortnite' beta now available on Samsung Galaxy S, Note phones

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The much-awaited battle royale title finally steps foot on Android

FORTNITE ANDROID. The hit battle royale game comes to Android. Screenshot from Epic Games

Nintendo reveals 'Super Mario Party,' 'Fire Emblem,' 'Fortnite' for the Switch

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:34 AM

Of the 3 games, Fortnite will be available the soonest, at 10:00 AM Pacific time (1:00 am, Manila time)

SUPER MARIO PARTY. It's coming out on October 5. Image from Twitter.

Facebook launches, its videogame streaming hub

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The new, experimental initiative will let Facebook Live streamers with a gaming focus to be more easily discovered and watched online

FB.GG. Facebook's game streaming initiative aims to take on and Mixer. Screen shot of Facebook page.

Record-breaking $100 million in store for 'Fortnite' players

May 22, 2018 - 3:29 PM

'Fortnite' breaks the record of 'Dota 2,' which awarded a total of $38 million in 2017

FORTNITE. The game hosts an average of 46 million players per month, leading to huge revenues for its makers. Photo from Epic Games

'Dota 2' gets 'battle royale' game mode

May 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The popular game takes notice of the phenomenal rise of 'battle royale' games such as 'PUBG' and 'Fortnite'

UNDERHOLLOW. The new game mode comes with this year's battle pass. Photo from Valve

'Fortnite: Battle Royale' launches on iOS

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Itching for a fight? 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is now available for eager gamers with supported iOS devices!

FORTNITE ON IOS! The famous Battle Royale game is now freely available for iOS users! Screen shot from YouTube.

'ROS' faces competition as 'Fortnite' comes to phones with PS4, PC cross-play

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The mobile port of the massively popular battle royale shooter is coming to iOS and Android devices to face the likes of 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' and 'Rules Of Survival'