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Good news, Fortnite [Free] players: Epic Games is adding replays to Fortnite! This is part of Unreal Engine 4.20 (blaze it) and will enable players to watch a complete replay of their match from any angle, adn from any player's point of view. The debut video focuses on how content creators can take advantage of replays, and it's absolutely true. The quality of PUBG GIFs and videos went up when that game added replays, and everyone could rewatch their matches, and create cinematic camera angles for their videos. However, everyday players can take advantage of replays too...

'Crying Suns' is an 'FTL'-Inspired Space Roguelike Coming to iPad

Alt Shift is working on a promising title called Crying Suns, a tactical, roguelike-inspired game that draws heavy inspiration from FTL [$9.99 (HD)], Dune, and Isaac Asimov's Foundation, while also featuring a story focus. The galactic empire has fallen, space has fallen into chaos, and humanity is near its ruin. The OMNIs, powerful robots, have shut down. You play as a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, awakening on the planet Gehenna by the last OMNI, Kaliban. You'll be exploring a procedurally-generated universe, fighting other battleships and squadrons, while trying to discover just when and where everything went wrong for humanity...




Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup, where we discuss the latest Nintendo Switch news, sales, and releases! A few new titles dropped today, and there's a bunch of sales still to discuss. As far as news goes, if you missed the Nintendo Switch "Nindies" video presentation, you missed out on a first look at some fun-looking games coming to the Switch this year, including both ports and original titles. Here's the entire presentation:..

Is 'PUBG Mobile' Better Than 'Fortnite'?

March 19th, 2018 7:20 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News
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The Fortnite vs. PUBG battle comes to mobile, as versions of both titles are currently on mobile. But which game is the better mobile experience? While the two games are different takes on the battle royale experience with their own visual styles and gameplay options, it is possible to compare how the two play on mobile. As of the Fortnite [Free] Invite Event launch and the PUBG Mobile [Free] release, PUBG Mobile feels like the superior game for mobile, but there are plenty of caveats to that, and Fortnite might someday match PUBG Mobile's level of performance...

'Fortnite' for iOS Made $1.5 Million in 4 Days

Fortnite is already racking up the money on iOS. After the game's launch, analytics firm Sensor Tower estimates that mobile Fortnite players spent more than $1,000,000 USD on the title in the first 72 hours, and $1.5 million in the first four days. The game pales in comparison to Pokemon GO [Free] and Clash Royale [Free] which earned about three times as much in their first four days of worldwide release on the App Store...

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup! I'm warning you, there's about to be some Sonic fanboying happening, so for that I apologize. As well, with no new releases here on March 19th, we're running down a bunch of games on sale that you should consider, including the dual-stick clicker Vostok Inc. Browse those sales and choose wisely, because this is gonna be yet another busy week full of releases, folks...

After its release in China and a soft launch in Canada, Tencent's PUBG Mobile [Free] is out now worldwide. While two versions released in China, the game made by Lightspeed is the one that released internationally. This was regarded as the better of the two versions by the community, though the Timi version, Army Attack, might still make it out worldwide if it has alternate modes. However, its base game is the same as Lightspeed's version...

The latest limited-time mode in Fortnite is now live, and it's called Blitz mode. This Squads-only mode gets rid of that pesky early portion of the game where you have a few minutes to gather items and get to the circle before the storm starts closing in. No, the storm starts closing in ASAP, so you need to get your squad to the circle right away. The storm times are also shorter, with matches lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. The game also has modified loot availability, as per the 3.3 patch notes:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Fortnite'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Fortnite went impressively mainstream this week, what with the mobile invite event launching on Thursday and taking the app to number one (Despite not everyone being able to play it), and then Drake playing the game with Twitch streamer Ninja and shattering Twitch records in the process. And yet, on Friday night, Fortnite somehow got more mainstream. One of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County men's basketball players, fresh off the biggest upset in men's college basketball history when they became the first 16 seed to beat a 1 seed (RIP Virginia), compared their historic win to getting your first win in Fortnite. Seriously...

Post Here for 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' iOS Invites

Are you not in the Fortnite Invite Event for iOS yet, and want in? Are you a player with invite codes left to share? This thread is where you can meet. Use the comment section below to post your requests for Fortnite invite codes, and link up with other players to get access to the game. Each invite code can be sent from the game itself, and will offer up the instructions on how to download and sign up for Fortnite on iOS. This invite code will also add the player you invite to your friends list on your Epic Games account...

Armello [Free] from League of Geeks is a game of options, and figuring out how to deal with your opponents. You and three other opponents take turns in a day-night cycle, all the while the King of Armello is dying from corruption by the Rot. Then, this becomes a game of plotting, intrigue, and even potential alliances in the game's online multiplayer mode. The fun comes from being devious, and watching as your glorious plan starts to come together...

'Fortnite' Disables Boogie Bomb Due to Bug in 3.3 Update

Updating a game on a weekly basis comes with its challenges, and Fortnite has unfortunately run into a minor issue with the Boogie Bomb in update 3.3, and as such the unique grenade is temporarily disabled. This all happened through a server-side update, so there's no client update necessary, though you might see some files downloading before you next launch Fortnite on whichever platform you decide to play it on...

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for March 16th, where we're covering the latest Nintendo Switch news and new releases, including Kirby Star Allies and Tesla vs. Lovecraft! It's amazing to think that a week where there were at least a dozen games released feels like a slow week, especially when there's a new Nintendo game, but perhaps that's why. Then again, in the world of gaming, there's never a 'slow' week, always a good time to go through the backlog of titles that you probably missed along the way. Seriously, we live in a world with too many cool games, enjoy it while you can!..

'Fortnite' is the Number One App on the App Store, Despite Limited Release

Fortnite is the number one app on the App Store in 13 countries, including the United States. While this is not a surprise considering the popularity of the game, it is surprising because not everyone can play the game, as only a certain number of people got the invites, but anyone can download the app. While the grossing charts still exist but are not accessible to consumers, the mobile version might actually reveal just how well Fortnite actually monetizes, if only to a small degree. See, the game is free-to-play, but everything players can buy is cosmetic, such as direct purchase of skins for characters and items, emotes, or dance moves. Also, there is a Battle Pass for approximately $10 in V-Bucks that grants rewards over the course of the season for players, with a season running about three months. There are no "pay-to-win" elements...

Welcome to the March 15th SwitchArcade Roundup, where we are covering the latest Switch news and releases! A busy day with nine releases, yet it's tough not to look over the shoulder and see iOS players starting to enjoy Fortnite. It plays surprisingly well even on older mobile hardware, so a Switch version seems absolutely imminent, right? With controllers and Nintendo's openness toward cross-platform play, it sure feels like this game is coming soon, it absolutely has to be. Battle royale needs a home on the Switch, and why not have it be the most popular battle royale game going right now? Oh well, until then we'll have to entertain ourselves with this massive other cavalcade of games...

'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Invites Now Being Sent, Version 3.3 Patch Available Now

Check your inboxes: the first wave of invites for Fortnite [Free] on iOS are now going out. Not everyone is going to get in with the initial batch of invites, but Epic promises that more players will get in with the coming days and weeks. Also, if you have a friend that gets acess to the game, they can offer you a code to sign up for the preview event yourself. And there is the cross-platform multiplayer, so if you have the game on PS4, Xbox One, or desktop, you can play with someone who has the mobile version Fortnite is available on the App Store, but for now your Epic Games account must have access to the game in order to play...

League of Geeks' digital strategy board game, Armello [Free], has finally completed its long and winding path to mobile, and is out now worldwide! The game actually started as an iPad tile early in development, before its development took it to PC and consoles, where the title has grown a sizable userbase and sees a ton of content released for it regularly. But after so long, the mobile version is finally here, and you can play it on your iPhone or iPad...

Majic Jungle's The Blockheads [Free] is still kicking five years after release, and update 1.7, out now, is a dramatic new update. The biggest feature? Pets! You can now tame creatures, including sharks and dodos, and breed unicorns that fly through the sky with rainbow sparkles. Seriously. Dodos can even lay special eggs that help provide special resources...

'Fortnite' is More Popular Than 'PUBG' and 'Minecraft' and Only Getting Bigger

If it wasn't already, Fortnite is officially a mainstream phenomenon. After last night's stream where Drake played with Twitch streamer Ninja, and broke the individual channel viewership record on Twitch, the game is at a new zenith in popularity...