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Fornite Lazarbeam

Fortnite‘s Lazarbeam skin puts the humble Aussie tradie in the spotlight

March 3, 2021

Fortnite adds cool new skins every other day, but the Lazarbeam skin is especially cool. The newest in the Icon Series line features Australian YouTuber Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott in quintessential tradie garb. When real-world Fortnite players like fellow Aussies Loserfruit and Lachlan have their likenesses recreated in-game, they opt for a fashionable look. Cool clothes, […]

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Fall Guys

Epic Games acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic

March 3, 2021

Epic Games has formally acquired Tonic Games Group, the company behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. News of the acquisition came via Epic’s official blog, with a promise to players that “your gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.” To wit, the current […]

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TikTok

*Updated* Donald Trump signs Tencent order, may make many video games illegal

August 7, 2020

Update 3:00pm AEST Here is the (rather oddly written) section that indicates the order is targeted at Tencent’s WeChat app and not their broader portfolio. Update 2:45pm AEST Sources have reportedly confirmed to the LA Times that the executive order itself pertains only to Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat and was written to specifically exclude […]

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Unreal Engine 5

New Unreal Engine 5 demo promises eye-popping PS5 visuals

May 14, 2020

Epic Games have unveiled Unreal Engine 5, the next iteration of their popular software development kit. The trailer, released this morning on social media, shows a lengthy real-time demo that spotlights two new systems — Lumen and Nanite. Lumen is a new system for dynamic global illumination. Its job is calculating how light should look […]

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Why Valve’s stranglehold on PC gaming might finally be coming to an end

December 10, 2018

Decisions made by major developers have made this year have indicated Steam’s uncontested reign as the dominant PC gaming storefront may be coming to an end. This week, a conversation has sprung up around the Epic Games Store and the value it offers developers when selling their games. Does Valve finally have direct competition? To call Steam […]

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Games Opinion: Why cross-platform play is Fortnite secret weapon

September 17, 2018

Epic Games’ Fortnite has quickly taken the world by storm following the launch of its Battle Royale mode in September last year. Its meteoric rise was bolstered by its rapid expansion to other platforms — initially on Windows PC, Mac OSX, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and now on iOS and Android devices. Fortnite‘s popularity […]

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I Died 50 Times in Fortnite, and Loved Every Minute Of It

September 10, 2018

At this point in time, Epic Games’ Fortnite needs no introduction. Frequently demonised and lambasted in mainstream media, Fortnite‘s PvP Battle Royale mode has become a scapegoat for everything wrong with modern gaming. Tales of addicted children, provoked violence and money lost to microtransactions are rampant, and it paints a picture of an incredibly violent […]

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E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch

June 12, 2018

The worst kept secret of E3 2018 bar none is that Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch. We knew that already, but here’s the thing: you can play it right now.

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