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.
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.
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.
Netflix as an entertainment service that provides video streaming to their customers definitely has their fair share of competitors in the form of Amazon, Hulu, HBO, and let’s not forget Disney who is planning on launching their own service later this year. However interestingly enough, Netflix doesn’t necessarily view them as big of a competition compared to Fortnite.
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.
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.
Last month in an update to Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS devices, Epic made it so that the game would run at a buttery smooth 60 FPS. However this only applied to Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. So what about the previous year’s iPhone, like the iPhone X?
Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale has certainly blown up to very epic proportions in terms of popularity and how it fits into pop culture today. So much so that we can’t say we’re surprised that Epic is trying to milk the hell out of it as the company has since launched the official Fortnite merch store.
When Epic first launched Fortnite Battle Royale for Android, the system requirements needed for the game was somewhat strict and was pretty much limited to handsets powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset or later. However if you have a mid-range Android phone, not to worry as Fortnite will now support more devices.
When Fortnite’s dances were revealed, there were many who pointed out how a lot of them looked like familiar dance moves, moves that had gone viral. However in the past month, it seems that some of the creators of those dances weren’t too happy that Epic was profiting off them.
Epic had the right idea when they introduced dance moves to Fortnite Battle Royale, and it was also a pretty good idea to use contemporary dance moves, especially with some of these moves having gone viral in the past. Unfortunately it seems that Epic’s decision to use these moves came without permission from their creators.
Leaks can sometimes be seen as good or bad. It can be good because it allows companies to get an idea of what consumers are feeling/saying without officially confirming anything, so changes can still be made. It can also be bad because sometimes leaks paint an incomplete picture or ruins the surprise.
Following the announcement that Epic would be pulling the Infinity Blade trilogy from the iOS App Store, the company later announced that the Infinity Blade weapon would find a new home in Fortnite Battle Royale. It was Epic’s way of paying tribute to the franchise and it seemed like a rather fitting tribute.
Yesterday Epic announced that they would be effectively killing off its Infinity Blade franchise by removing the games from the iOS App Store. However according to Epic, they hinted that Infinity Blade could still appear in places we least expect. “As we bid farewell, be sure to keep your eyes peeled! You may find Infinity Blade popping up in places you wouldn’t expect.”