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The massive popularity of ‘Fortnite’ is inspiring copycat modes from major games — here’s the latest example

The massive success of “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is making major waves in the video game industry. Earlier this year, Activision announced that this year’s “Call of Duty” would have a Battle Royale mode. Then, in June, EA announced that this year’s “Battlefield V” also will. The announcement is indicative […]
The massive popularity of ‘Fortnite’ is inspiring copycat modes from major games — here’s the latest example
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The makers of ‘Fallout’ and ‘Skyrim’ just issued an ultimatum to Sony over the PS4, and it could have a huge impact on the future of gaming

Microsoft and Sony directly compete in the video-game market, where the PlayStation 4 has a commanding lead over the Xbox One in hardware sales numbers. Since last year, Microsoft has been pushing the concept of “cross platform” play: the ability to play games like “Minecraft,” “Fortnite,” and more with friends […]
The makers of ‘Fallout’ and ‘Skyrim’ just issued an ultimatum to Sony over the PS4, and it could have a huge impact on the future of gaming
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The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name

A song in the upcoming “Madden NFL 19” censors a reference to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The song – YG’s “Big Bank” – features a verse by Big Sean that directly references Kaepernick’s last name. His name is replaced with silence. It’s unclear why the song is […]
The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name
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For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo’s miniaturized version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the top-selling game console in June. The tiny console outsold heavyweights like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo’s own Switch. The NES Classic Edition was re-released on June 29, yet it still beat out the competition with […]
For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
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The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long

The sun is trying to kill us all. Let’s just be honest. Instead of spending your summer dashing between shaded spots, why not play some great new video games? Here are the 13 best games coming out this summer: 1. “OnRush” If “Overwatch” were a car-based game, it would be […]
The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long
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Forget 2018 — these are the nine biggest games set to arrive in early 2019

Many of the biggest upcoming games are missing this holiday season, intentionally making way for an 800-pound gorilla: “Red Dead Redemption 2,” the new opus for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from the folks behind “Grand Theft Auto.” With “RDR2,” tearing up the charts, major upcoming games like EA’s […]
Forget 2018 — these are the nine biggest games set to arrive in early 2019
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The 13 biggest announcements from E3 2018

E3 2018 is wrapping up. All the press conferences are over, and all the big announcements have been made. Overall, it was quite an impressive showing this year. The industry’s top game makers, including Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, as well as top publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, and EA introduced plenty […]
The 13 biggest announcements from E3 2018
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The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018 — here’s what’s going on

The company behind the biggest game in the world, “Fortnite,” is being taken to court by the studio responsible for the second-biggest game in the world, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” also known as “PUBG.” Stranger still: The two companies involved share a mutual investor, the Chinese holding company Tencent. Bluehole, the South […]
The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018  —  here’s what’s going on
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‘Fortnite’ is finally getting vehicles, and they’re coming this week

The world’s biggest game, “Fortnite,” is about to get a major addition: vehicles! In true “Fortnite” style, the first vehicle is a shopping cart. The shopping cart arrives this week in “Fortnite,” though it’s not clear exactly when. “Fortnite” is finally getting a much desired feature: vehicles. In the update […]
‘Fortnite’ is finally getting vehicles, and they’re coming this week
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‘Fortnite’ just got a huge new addition: Jetpacks!

“Fortnite” just got a ridiculous new item: Jetpacks! Jetpacks are available in all versions of “Fortnite” with the latest patch, 4.2. You can shoot at enemies while in mid-air, but can’t aim precisely while flying. The world’s most popular game, “Fortnite,” just got a hilarious new addition: Jetpacks! In the […]
‘Fortnite’ just got a huge new addition: Jetpacks!
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This crazy new game looks like ‘Grand Theft Auto’ meets ‘Mad Max’

“Rage 2” is what happens when the open-world experience of “Grand Theft Auto” meets the sun-drenched post-apocalypse. Just look at this madness: The newly-unveiled “Rage 2” won’t arrive for at least another year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but we got our first good look at it this […]
This crazy new game looks like ‘Grand Theft Auto’ meets ‘Mad Max’
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8 tips for mastering ‘Fortnite,’ the biggest game in the world

“Fortnite” is everywhere, being played by everyone, and yet it’s tremendously difficult. If you’re one of the many new players just jumping into “Fortnite,” or one of the many people still struggling to eek out a coveted victory royale, we’ve got your back. Here are the eight best tips, tricks, […]
8 tips for mastering ‘Fortnite,’ the biggest game in the world
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Sony’s upcoming video games aren’t being sold on Amazon — and nobody knows why

Games published by SonyInteractive Entertainment are no longer available for preorder on Amazon.That includes many anticipated exclusives for Playstation 4. Customers noticed the change in April, around the time that “God of War” was released. Amazon usually courts gamers with perks like 20% off preorder titles for Prime members. Nobody […]
Sony’s upcoming video games aren’t being sold on Amazon  —  and nobody knows why
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‘Fortnite’ just lost a huge feature that was polarising among players

The controversial and delightful guided missile has been removed from “Fortnite: Battle Royale.” The game’s maker, Epic Games, said the weapon was being put “into the vault” for the time being. There’s no promise that it’s coming back, but Epic said it was working on “the next steps for its […]
‘Fortnite’ just lost a huge feature that was polarising among players
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After a major ‘Fortnite’ outage, players are getting these free goodies

The world’s most popular game, “Fortnite,” was offline from Wednesday evening to Thursday afternoon. Tens of millions of players were unable to access the insanely popular game for nearly 24 hours. As an apology, Epic Games is giving out a some free stuff to players of the game’s “Battle Royale” […]
After a major ‘Fortnite’ outage, players are getting these free goodies
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Battle Royale: These massive hits are battling to be the biggest video game in the world

With tens of millions of players each, both “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (“PUBG”) are incredibly popular games in the nascent “Battle Royale” genre of video game. They’re on consoles, and phones, and computers. Kids are playing them, adults are playing them, maybe you’re playing them, too.Even Drake’s getting in on […]
Battle Royale: These massive hits are battling to be the biggest video game in the world
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The hottest 30 video games you shouldn’t miss in 2018

Between “Super Mario Odyssey,” “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” it’s going to be hard to top 2017’s game line-up. But 2018 has some massive games of its own. From major new Nintendo games to highly-anticipated sequels, 2018 is full of promising […]
The hottest 30 video games you shouldn’t miss in 2018
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A record-breaking number of people watched Drake play a video game in the middle of the night — and it was an incredible cultural moment

Drake jumped on a Twitch stream Wednesday evening with prominent streamer, “Ninja.” The stream reached over 600,000 viewers at one point – the highest-ever concurrent viewership on the Amazon-owned live video streaming service. Drake and “Ninja” played “Fortnite” together, an enormously popular online shooter. What happens when an enormously popular […]
A record-breaking number of people watched Drake play a video game in the middle of the night  —  and it was an incredible cultural moment
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The 38 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2018

Between “Super Mario Odyssey,” “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” 2017’s game lineup was hard to top. But 2018 has some massive games of its own. From major new Nintendo games to highly-anticipated sequels, 2018 is full of promising new games. As […]
The 38 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2018
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There might not be as many great-looking Nintendo Switch games next year

Nintendo is delaying the availability of 64-gigabyte game cartridges for its Switch console into 2019, reports the Wall Street Journal. That, in turn, might make it harder for developers to bring top-tier, graphically intensive games to the Switch in 2018, imperiling the pipeline of flagship games. Nintendo has already sold […]
There might not be as many great-looking Nintendo Switch games next year
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Despite major controversy, the new ‘Star Wars’ game is a massive success

“Star Wars Battlefront 2” launched amid a storm of controversy, with many fans vowing not to buy it. Despite that controversy, the game was the second-best selling game of November – the biggest month of game sales all year. Strong sales of “Battlefront 2” demonstrate the disconnect between critics and […]
Despite major controversy, the new ‘Star Wars’ game is a massive success
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The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics

The 50 best games of all time are a surprisingly diverse list of games spanning decades of consoles. There are iconic household names, cult classics, and forgotten gems. Did your favourite game make the list? Let’s find out. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. There are dozens of ways […]
The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics