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Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to iOS and Android

Epic Games have announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to smart devices.

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Epic Games have announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to smart devices.

Fortnite Battle Royale will be coming smart phones and tablets later this year. Epic Games say the mobile experience will feature the same map, content, and 100-player PvP gameplay as the PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game.

The game will also benefit from the same weekly updates, and have Cross Play and Cross Progression with the PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac editions.

From Monday March 21, interested players can sign up for a pre-launch invite event on iOS. Email invites be sent out soon after with a link to download the game from the Apple App Store. Players who receive links will also get an invite code to share with friends. Epic say support for Android devices will follow in the coming months.

Fortnite Battle Royale device support

  • iPhone 6S/SE
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 2017 devices

You will also need to be running iOS 11.


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Diablo anime, Overwatch cartoon in the works

An Overwatch cartoon and Diablo anime are in the works at Activision Blizzard Studios.

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An Overwatch cartoon and Diablo anime are in the works at Activision Blizzard Studios.

We now know that two animated series based on Blizzard IP are on the way…

…thanks to an update on an executive’s LinkedIn.

Nick van Dyk is co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, and oversees the corporation’s film and television division. Eagle-eyed folks at GameSpot noticed that van Dyk has updated his job description to include references to upcoming shows based on Diablo and Overwatch.

Van Dyk lists himself as “Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style.” He also states that the show is in pre-production and will be distributed worldwide through Netflix.

Additionally, he says that he has co-developed and sold an animated series based on Overwatch.

There’s no word yet on where the Overwatch cartoon will be available. And, as of right now, we have no time table for when either series will be released.

Given Blizzard’s well-established love for very pretty cinematics, though, this seems like a perfect match.


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You could win an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition

Well, technically you and a friend could win one each. Which is why it seems baffling that Nvidia made 77 RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk Edition graphics cards.

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Well, technically you and a friend could win one each. Which is why it seems baffling that Nvidia made 77 RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk Edition graphics cards.

You’ve got to take your hat off to the licensing folks at CD Projekt Red. We’ve seen Geralt of Rivia pop up in Soulcalibur VI, Monster Hunter World, and Daemon X Machina. (And on Netflix, obviously.)

But now that the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 is (almost, sort of) just around the corner, no doubt their efforts will be moving from the world of The Witcher to Cyberpunk.

The first salvo is this natty yellow graphics card from Nvidia. It’s the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 edition, and it’s going to be very limited edition. How limited? Just 77 of these cards will be manufactured by Nvidia, and you can only win them through a contest.

Now, this is all well and good. The RTX 2080 Ti is basically the top of the consumer graphics card tree right now, and you’ll have to put down over a grand to get even the most basic model. You can’t argue with the prospect of grabbing one for free as a competition prize.

But, as an exercise in basic mathematics, we invite you to spot what’s wrong with Nvidia’s proposal.

They made 77. And you and a friend can win one each, as a pair, by entering the competition together on Twitter, with reciprocal hashtags and whatnot. 77 is an odd number. You and a friend can win one. 77 is not divisible by 2. There’s going to be a remainder. There’s going to be an RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 edition leftover that nobody wins.

Can we have the 77th one for pointing out the flaw in your plan, Nvidia?


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Save on Link’s Awakening and Wario Ware with My Nintendo

Dust off your stash of Gold and Platinum Points. Discounts on some great video games feature in the latest batch of My Nintendo rewards.

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Dust off your stash of Gold and Platinum Points. The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards features discounts on some great video games.

A new selection of game discounts and digital rewards are now available through the My Nintendo rewards programme in Europe.

Pick of the bunch is a 50% discount for the classic Game Boy adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX. Even if you played the recent Nintendo Switch remake, the original has a timeless charm all of its own and is very much worth playing.

Other new additions include a springtime Yoshi Nintendo 3DS theme and the charming low-fi platformer, Bye-Bye BoxBoy!.

The new rewards join those added to My Nintendo at the beginning of February. The highlights are overlooked RPG Ever Oasis, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and the 3DS version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Here’s the full rundown on February’s new rewards for Europe. Check back soon for the latest discounts and digital rewards for North America.

My Nintendo rewards – February 2020 additions

EU Gold Point Rewards

  • Ever Oasis (3DS) – 50% discount – 200 points
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 40% discount – 160 points
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (3DS) – 50% discount – 30 points
  • Mole Mania (3DS) – 50% discount – 15 points
  • Wario Ware Gold (3DS) – 50% discount – 200 points

EU Platinum Point Rewards

  • Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (3DS) – 30% discount – 100 points
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (3DS) – 30% discount – 300 points
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) – 33% discount – 380 points
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Print-it-yourself cover – 50 points
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Mirage Masters) Wallpaper – 50 points
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Wallpaper – 50 points
  • Yoshi’s Springtime Siesta (Theme) – 100 points

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Xbox One releases: February 17-21, 2020

The Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle headlines this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

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The Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle headlines this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

Can it really be ten years? Crikey, we feel old, but we’re looking forward to revisiting Bayonetta and Vanquish nonetheless. PlatinumGames’ pair of action classics are reissued this week in a double-pack of remasters. Both games get a visual bump and run at 4K resolution and 60 fps on Xbox One X. A limited-edition physical steel-book release is also available from various retailers, including Amazon.

Also heading to Xbox One is Reigns: Game of Thrones. The game is a fun twist on Nerial’s acclaimed monarch simulator and is definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of George R. R. Martin’s books or the hit HBO series.

Other new games include Bunny Parking, Thief Simulator, and Draugen, which its developer describes as “a single-player, first-person Fjord Noir mystery set in 1920.” Sign us up.

Each new release can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store and Microsoft online store. Here’s the confirmed lineup.

New Xbox One games – February 17-21, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

  • DCL – The Game
  • Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Bunny Parking
  • Knightin’+
  • Lost Artifacts
  • Thief Simulator

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Ailment
  • Draugen
  • Uncharted Tides: Port Royal

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New Nintendo Switch releases: February 17-21, 2020

This week’s lineup of new eShop games for the Nintendo Switch includes an impressive collection of retro classics.

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This week’s lineup of new eShop games for the Nintendo Switch includes an impressive collection of retro classics.

Not a week goes by without the Nintendo Switch eshop getting at least one retro game or remake. This week we have 27. Gulp!

The fun starts on Wednesday with four new games added to the list of NES and SNES classics available through Nintendo Switch Online. Smash Tennis and Pop ‘n TwinBee are our picks from the new additions.

Even more impressive is the Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle from Arc System Works. The collection features no fewer than 18 titles, including arcade classics Double Dragon and Renegade, plus 11 NES games never before released in the West.

We also have nothing but good things to say about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2. Both games come to the Sega Ages range with some cool new features and game modes. Hamster Corporation also continues its good work with Arcade Archives VS. Mahjong.

Finally, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition is the latest entry in Capcom’s popular action series to get a Switch outing.

Brand new releases include Blood Will Be Spilled, Last Encounter, and the curiously titled sci-fi adventure, Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator. Gulp, again!

Here’s the current roster of new Nintendo Switch releases. We’ll keep the list updated throughout the week.

Nintendo Switch releases – February 17-21, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo – US

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • 3000th Duel
  • Eliminator Boat Duel – NES
  • Pop ‘n TwinBee – SNES
  • Shadow of the Ninja – NES
  • Smash Tennis – SNES

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Blood Will Be Spilled
  • Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
  • Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle
  • Fred3ric
  • Georifters
  • Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story
  • Lines XL
  • Oddmar
  • A Sound Plan
  • Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow
  • Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2
  • Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow
  • Tower of Babel – no mercy
  • Uncharted Tides: Port Royal
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] – EU
  • Vitamin Connection

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Arcade Archives VS. Mahjong
  • Blood Breed
  • Brief Battles
  • Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator
  • Dark Tower
  • Ego Protocol: Remastered
  • Fishing Adventure
  • King Lucas
  • Knightin’+
  • Last Encounter
  • Otherworldly
  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo – EU
  • Ubermosh:Omega
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] – US

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