16-Year Old Teen Just Made Bank By Winning $3 Million In Fortnite Championship

Back in the earlier days of computer games, the narrative would be that playing sports was “cool” while video games were seen as something that was nerdy and had no future. However, fast forward to today, and that narrative has changed massively. Take Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, a 16-year old teen who took home a cool $3 million and the title in the first ever Fortnite World Cup championship.


This Kid Streams Fortnite 10 Hours A Day To Pay His Dad’s Medical Bills

Going to the hospital for treatment can be an expensive process, especially if it is for a serious illness such as cancer. Insurance can only cover so much, which is why a young boy who goes by the Twitch handle zylTV has decided to take up a career in video game streaming in hopes that he can raise enough money to help pay for his dad’s medical bills.


Former Epic Director Reveals He Had Tried To Cancel Fortnite’s Development

Fortnite is one of the most popular games at the moment and it is a huge money maker for Epic. However, it seems that had one former Epic director had his way, Fortnite would have been cancelled and it would never have been made a reality. This is according to an interview with Game Informer where former Epic director Rod Fergusson talked about his time at the company.


Epic Has No Plans To Stop Selling Rocket League On Steam

Recently it was revealed that Epic would be acquiring Psyonix Games, which in the process also means that the company would own games like Rocket League. In the post on the Rocket League website, Epic announced that they would eventually be bringing Rocket League over to the Epic Games store and kind of left it at that.


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Fortnite Update Forces Xbox One And PS4 Players To Fight Each Other

The rivalry between Xbox and PlayStation gamers is nothing new, but it seems that Epic could actually be actively encouraging it. In the latest update to the game that bumps it up to version 8.10 (via Engadget), the game will now automatically group Xbox One and PS4 gamers together where they will then battle against each other.


Nerf’s Fortnite Guns Will Be Launched Next Month

Last year Hasbro announced that they would be making a series of Nerf guns based on Fortnite. This isn’t the first time that Hasbro has collaborated with video game developers, as previously they had created some Nerf guns based on Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise. For those who are looking forward to these toys, you’ll be pleased to learn that they will be made available for purchase next month.


Another Major PC Game Is Skipping Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store

Last year Epic announced their plans to launch their own digital game storefront where it would play host to their own games as well as games from other developers. It seemed like quite a daunting task to challenge Valve’s Steam platform which has become the default storefront for most, but it seems to be working.


Spectator Mode Is Finally Coming To Fortnite

If a feature that you think is missing from Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is spectator mode, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Epic will be adding the feature to the game in the future. This is according to an email that Epic is said to be sending out to select Fortnite players were they were inviting them to take part in a private testing session.


Teachers Are Blaming Fortnite For Increased Violence In Schools

Violence in video games has always been a somewhat controversial topic as there have been debates going back and forth as to whether or not it contributes to real-life violence. More recently it seems that some teachers are starting to blame Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale for the increased violence that they are seeing in schools.


Epic To Pause Fortnite Updates Ahead Of Tournaments

If you’re a casual gamer, sometimes when balancing patches are released for games, you might not feel the differences too much. Usually this affects professional/competitive gamers more who care about min-maxing their stats and characters because even the slightest change can affect your gameplay.


Report Claims That Fortnite’s V-Bucks Are Being Used To Launder Money

Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is making the company a ton of money, despite it being a free game. This revenue is generated by selling in-app purchases such as costumes. However it seems that a chunk of this change could actually be used by criminals to help launder their money.


Epic Sued Again Over A Fortnite Battle Royale Dance

One of the things that makes Epic’s Fortnite so relatable to the current generation is that it features and uses dance moves that are popular. However it seems that more than a few celebrities who helped popularize those dance moves aren’t too thrilled with Epic using them without their permission.


Ubisoft’s Latest Game Will Be Skipping Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store

These days whenever games are launched on PC, it’s almost always guaranteed that you will be able to find it on Steam. This is because Steam has established themselves as the platform for distributing PC games, thanks to features like a friends list, the ability to read reviews and give reviews all in one place, gifting, and so on.


Epic’s Profit From Fortnite Is More Than What Some Countries Made

Every now and then we come across a game that for some reason has the ability to generate a truckload of cash. Back in the day we had titles like Angry Birds, then there was that cult indie hit Flappy Bird, then there was Candy Crush, and in recent times, Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is taking the cake.