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Leak reveals when the next Fortnite earthquakes will happen

Leak reveals when the next Fortnite earthquakes will happen

Soon after the 7.40 update arrived, Fortnite players were surprised by an earthquake that shook the island. Large cracks appeared on the island's surface after these earthquakes, the trembling no doubt foreshadowing whatever Epic will debut with the game's Season 8. Though the earthquakes are seemingly random, a new leak has revealed a time chart allegedly showing when the next will take place.

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Pokemon GO lawsuit settlement will tackle game’s trespassing problem

Pokemon GO lawsuit settlement will tackle game’s trespassing problem

Though it was a hit with fans, popular mobile game Pokemon GO spurred complaints far and wide from businesses and homeowners plagued by players seeking Pokemon only they could see. The nuisance was extreme in some cases, prompting multiple lawsuits eventually consolidated into a class action suit against Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO. At the heart of the matter is an important question: what is considered trespassing when it comes to augmented reality?

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Enable Fortnite two-factor authentication now to get a free glider

Enable Fortnite two-factor authentication now to get a free glider

Epic really wants its Fortnite players to enable two-factor authentication, and it is offering a new incentive to nudge them into action. For a very limited time, Fortnite players can grab the free glider from the in-game store, but they'll need to enable 2FA in their Epic account before they can access the reward. There's a catch, though: you have to give the glider away.

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Extremely rare Super Mario Bros NES game sets new auction sale record

Extremely rare Super Mario Bros NES game sets new auction sale record

An exceptionally rare copy of Super Mario Bros for the NES has sold at auction for $100,150 USD. The sale took place through Heritage Auctions, which claims this auction has set a new world record. What makes the item so special? This particular copy is unopened and in a "supreme state of preservation," according to Wata Games chief grader Kenneth Thrower.

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Epic offers free Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass for completing Overtime challenges

Epic offers free Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass for completing Overtime challenges

Fortnite Season 7 will end later this month, ushering in the game's anticipated Season 8. As with past seasons, players will be able to either play the game for free or purchase a Battle Pass to unlock rewards. Ordinarily the Battle Pass comes with a small fee, but Epic is giving players the chance to score a free Battle Pass by finishing a series of newly launched challenges.

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Fortnite 7.40 update drops Feb 14: Here’s what to expect

Fortnite 7.40 update drops Feb 14: Here’s what to expect

On Tuesday, Epic said that it had to delay the Fortnite version 7.40 update originally scheduled for release early Wednesday morning due to an unexpected issue. The company didn't say at the time when players could expect the update to arrive, but now we have the answer: early tomorrow morning. What can you expect after updating? A new weapon, new challenges, and more.

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Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Game Boy classic remake will launch this year

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Game Boy classic remake will launch this year

During its Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo revealed that it will be remaking its classic Game Boy title The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The game was first released in 1993 on the original Game Boy, later launching on the Nintendo 3DS system. As if that weren't exciting enough, Nintendo said that it will be releasing the remake this year.

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Super Mario Maker 2 arrives for Nintendo Switch in June

Super Mario Maker 2 arrives for Nintendo Switch in June

Nintendo has taken the wraps off Super Mario Maker 2, the next version of its popular game creation system. The upcoming version is currently in development and will launch for the Nintendo Switch console this June, the company revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation this afternoon. The game's preview reveals a few details about the upcoming release, and Luigi makes a brief appearance in a builder costume.

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Fortnite v7.40 update delayed over last minute bug discovery

Fortnite v7.40 update delayed over last minute bug discovery

Another Fortnite update has been delayed after the company discovered a bug at the very last minute, Epic Games has revealed. The game was originally scheduled to experience downtime at 4AM ET on February 13, but the update has been delayed to a future date. A similar delay was announced hours ahead of the v7.10 update released back in December.

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Activision Blizzard lays off 800 employees after record revenue in 2018

Activision Blizzard lays off 800 employees after record revenue in 2018

In a call with investors today, Activision Blizzard revealed that it has laid off 8-percent of its employees, which works out to around 800 jobs. Company president Collister Johnson cited "weaker than anticipated retail demand," and it was also revealed that Blizzard doesn't have any major game releases planned for this year fiscal year. The business decision is despite a record net revenue in 2018.

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Beat Saber increases controller motion limits because pros are too fast

Beat Saber increases controller motion limits because pros are too fast

Popular virtual reality game Beat Saber has been updated with, among other things, increased controller motion limits. This change is only relevant to the best players, the experts who, the developers explain, exceed "what we thought was humanly possible." The change was based on tracking data gathered from Beat Saber professionals capable of making moves insanely fast.

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Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Activision is offering Guitar Hero Live buyers the chance at "potential refunds," the company has revealed. The game's music catalog was substantially cut down toward the end of last year, having dropped from its around 500 offerings down to less than fifty. The new "potential" refund program is for customers in the US who bought the game on or after December 1, 2017.

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