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Epic Games opens streaming-focused studio led by Star Wars: Rogue Squadron creators

(Image credit: Factor 5, LucasArts)Epic Games has opened a new streaming-focused studio in Cologne, Germany, to be led by the founders of developer Factor 5, which made the excellent Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games.The new studio is led by director Achim Moller, who joined Epic in March, and Julian Eggebrecht, who joined in January. ...

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero are free on the Epic Games Store

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The Epic Games Store is doing its last double freebie this week, at least for now, giving everyone a copy of Hyper Light Drifter, the tricky pixel RPG, and the turn-based tactics game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.It's a bit like XCOM, but with even more RPG nods and a whole exploration layer. ...

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Fortnite mechs are here to stay, says Epic Games

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Epic has released a statement explaining why the Fortnite mechs (known in-game as B.Since their introduction, many players have argued that the mechs are messing up their tried-and-true Fortnite tactics and disrupting competitive play. ...

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Epic stands by Fortnite's mechs, says they cause relatively few eliminations

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As of late, if you watch any Fortnite streamer or browse the subreddits, you'll get drenched in frustrated commentary about Season X's B.But the mech persists, and the Fortnite team's penned a short blog post explaining why. ...

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Epic Games Store gets better product pages and more cloud saving

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The Epic Games Store got a facelift today with the rollout of new features including expanded cloud saves, new product pages, and keyless integration with the Humble Store that will enable you to purchase games there and have them automatically added to your EGS account.To enable the latter feature, log into your account at Humble, select "settings" from the dropdown menu under your email address, hit the "Epic Games Link" button, and then throw the thumbs-up in the popup that appears. ...

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Epic Games Store Adds Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, And Announces Its Next Free Game

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The Epic Games Store's latest update has seen the storefront receive a visual face-lift, while also implementing Humble Bundle keyless integration and additional cloud save functionality.All Ubisoft titles have supported cloud saves since launch due to their Uplay integration, and Epic says more games will include the feature moving forward. ...

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Epic apologizes for selling a new Fortnite dog that was identical to an old Fortnite dog

Epic Games released a pet dog named Gunner to the Fortnite shop earlier today that players could purchase for 1000 V-bucks and then carry around with them on their backs.But now the doggo is gone, because it was a little too similar—which is to say, virtually identical—to a prior dog-in-a-backpack named Bonesy who was included in a previous Battle Pass. ...

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The new Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer teases an epic battle between the Gelfling and the Skeksis

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is so close you can almost hear the Skeksis disgustingly demolishing plates of grotesque food.A second trailer for the Netflix series has been released, teasing the incredible new adventure from the Jim Henson company. ...

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Fortnite mechs: pro teams beg Epic to remove them from competitive play

(Image credit: Epic Games)Updated: Epic has reduced the spawn rate of mechs in Fortnite's Arena and Tournament playlists ahead of next weekend's Champion series event.It comes after pro Fortnite teams asked for mechs to be banned from tournament play (see original story below). ...

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Epic pledges loot box transparency across all of its games

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Starting next year, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and others have agreed to start sharing loot box odds.Since then, other ESA members have committed to transparency, including Epic Games. ...

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Ooblets devs reveal threats of violence and racist abuse following Epic Store announcement

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Epic Games Store exclusivity deals have typically been met with unhappiness from a vocal contingent of the gaming community, but last week's Ooblets announcement has been particularly ugly.(Image credit: Glumberland)There’s a strange relationship a segment of the gaming community has with game developers. ...

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Epic addresses Ooblets outrage with statement on 'misinformation and abuse'

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Ooblets developers Rebecca Cordingley and Ben Wasser announced last week that their long-awaited farm life sim Ooblets will be an Epic Games Store exclusive at launch.In an update posted to Cordingley's Patreon (via USgamer), the developers said that they seriously misjudged just how angry the response to their message would be. ...

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Alan Wake and For Honor are free on the Epic Games Store

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Today is Friday, and that means it's time for a gentle reminder—or, if you missed it the first time around, a heads-up—that Alan Wake and For Honor are free on the Epic Games Store if you want them.For Honor is the Standard Edition, which normally goes for $40, so that's a solid pickup if you don't have it already. ...

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Epic tells Fortnite players on Xbox One to unplug their Kinect

If you’ve noticed some issues with Fortnite on Xbox One today then Kinect could be to blame.Epic Games is encouraging Fortnite players to disconnect their Kinect camera due to “stability issues” when starting up Fortnite. ...

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Fortnite Season 10 Leak Suggests Epic Is Hitting A Giant Undo Button

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Fortnite: Battle Royale is about to hit Season 10, with a start date set for this Thursday, August 1.Developer Epic Games has been releasing Season 10 teasers this week, which have suggested that some sort of time-related hijinks were about to unfold as part of the big seasonal changeover event. ...

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The Fortnite World Cup Finals were a victory lap for Epic Games

At the world’s largest tennis stadium in New York, the company held the first Fortnite World Cup Finals.The Fortnite World Cup celebrated that. ...

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Epic Games Store now has cloud saving… but it's only available for 2 games

In a succinct message on the Epic Games Store Reddit (thanks, VGC), u/Henrysk shared an image illustrating there was the option to enable cloud saving on Moonlighter.An Epic spokesperson promptly responded to the post, confirming the option was indeed available for both Moonlighter and This War of Mine, and confirmed: "cloud saves will be coming to additional games soon". ...

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The sprawling role-playing epic Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

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Obsidian  worked wonders in creating a wonderful tabletop-esque adventure with the Pillars of Eternity games.Now you can take the sprawling fantasy epic on the road when Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition comes to Nintendo Switch next month. ...

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These 2 PC Games Are Free To Claim At Epic Starting Today

Now, it appears Epic is testing the waters of giving away two free games on a weekly basis, if the offerings this week and next are any indications of its future plans.From now through August 2, you can claim Moonlighter and This War of Mine for free at the Epic Store; then, on August 2, the pair will be replaced by another duo of freebies: Alan Wake and For Honor. ...

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Beyond: Two Souls joins Heavy Rain on the Epic Games Store today

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Beyond: Two Souls, Quantic Dream's peculiar psychological thriller, makes its debut on PC today.It joins Heavy Rain, while Detroit: Become Human is due to round out the collection later. ...

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