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After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games

It’s been a heck of a week for everyone involved with post-apocalyptic survival shooter series Metro. On Monday, the latest game in the series, Metro Exodus, became an Epic Games Store exclusive, prompting Valve to call the sudden departure “unfair to Steam customers.” For some Steam users, that’s served as a rallying…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games

It’s been a heck of a week for everyone involved with post-apocalyptic survival shooter series Metro. On Monday, the latest game in the series, Metro Exodus, became an Epic Games Store exclusive, prompting Valve to call the sudden departure “unfair to Steam customers.” For some Steam users, that’s served as a rallying…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Valve Says It’s ‘Unfair’ That Metro Exodus Is Exclusive To Epic Store

Metro Exodus, true to its name, is exiting Steam. The post-apocalyptic shooter will only appear on the Epic Games Store when it launches on February 15, and will stay there exclusively until 2020. Valve is not remaining silent about it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Eric Prydz announces his ‘most technically advanced’ live production to date

For years, Eric Prydz has been at the forefront of intricacy and grandeur in his live performances. From intense lasers to 3-D holograms, it’s easy to wonder if Prydz has anywhere left to go with his stage production. However, the Swedish producer and DJ extraordinaire has announced that his next tour will feature his “most […]

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Epic Cracks Down On Fortnite Leak Website, Saying It Advertised Illicit Mods

A prominent Fortnite leak website run by a teenager has shut down its Twitter account, claiming that Epic Games threatened legal action. The move appears to be one in a string of hardline enforcement decisions by the company against younger players who the company claims violate their terms of service with cheats or…Read more… Continue […]

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Discord Thinks It Can Woo People With Yet Another PC Game Launcher

Last week, the store wars began, but now they’re really getting spicy. With Epic’s store up, running, and offering an 88 percent cut of earnings to developers (compared to Steam’s industry-standard 70 percent), Discord has fired back with an even more appealing offer: 90 percent.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Gets Guided Missiles Back, And They’re Less Likely To Dominate

Fun: riding a guided missile right into some unsuspecting goon’s face. Not fun: being the unsuspecting goon whose face eats said missile. This simple and universal truth handily illustrates the problem with Fortnite’s guided missiles, which were yanked in April. Today, Epic announced that they’re finally coming back.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Funeral Goes As Badly As The Rescue It Memorialized

Last week in Fortnite, an in-game rescue attempt to help a trapped player went awry. The incident achieved near-memetic status, and Epic added a tombstone into the game commemorating the fallen player. Now, players hold mock funerals, and they’re going just as poorly as the bungled rescue.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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YouTuber Keemstar Makes A Fuss After Epic Muscles In On His Fortnite Tournament Turf

For millions of Fortnite fans, Friday Fortnite—a YouTuber- and streamer-focused tournament series hosted by shameless drama profiteer Keemstar—has become a weekly ritual. This week was supposed to be its swan song, but the party’s been called off because Epic decided to host an even bigger shindig just down the block.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Admits Disastrous Fortnite Tournament ‘Did Not Go As Planned’

Last weekend, Epic kicked off its $8 million Fortnite “Summer Skirmish” series with a $250,000 tournament featuring top-tier players and content creators. Thanks to latency issues and confusing camera work, it was a disaster. Now Epic has put out a postmortem acknowledging that, yeah, between lag and hyper-cautious…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Burger Disappears From Map, Reappears In Real-Life Desert

Last weekend, Fortnite’s sky cracked like a giant, star-spattered egg. Now, smaller rifts are appearing all across the game’s map, and they’re sucking up everything in their path. This includes beloved landmarks like the Tomatohead mascot in Tomato Town and the Durrr Burger in Greasy Grove. Where have they gone? Well,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Fan Calculations About Fortnite’s Big Missile Event Were Off By A Day

Fortnite is no stranger to countdowns and theatrics, but this weekend’s mysterious (though probably missile-related) event is a little different. It’s happening just once. Fans thought they’d pinned down exactly when, but today Epic announced the actual date: one day before fans had calculated.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Player Destroys Tilted Towers In A Single Shot

Fortnite’s notorious Tilted Towers—a high-risk, high-reward landing spot once described as “tryhard central” by erstwhile Kotaku editor/genius Patricia Hernandez—have been a target of players’ grimmest imaginings ever since rumors that they’d be obliterated by a comet started swirling in March. But still they stand.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Players Blame Stream Snipers For Update That Hides Streamers’ Names

If you’re a streamer, getting trounced by stream snipers is a pain. Some players, though, live for the thrill of coming face-to-face with their favorite streamers in games—and maybe even besting them. A new Fortnite feature that anonymizes streamers’ names, then, could represent something of an impasse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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