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Epic banned 1100 cheaters during Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

Epic banned 1100 cheaters during Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

Cheaters are a common problem on popular games, and though they're never welcome, these players are a particularly serious issue in competitive play when large rewards and glory are on the line. Epic has released a new statement on integrity in its own competitive events, detailing the outcome of its anti-cheater efforts. Among other things, more than 1100 players were banned during the week 1 qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup.

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SEGA Genesis Mini pre-orders kickoff with 10 more titles revealed

SEGA Genesis Mini pre-orders kickoff with 10 more titles revealed

The mini retro console craze apparently hasn't died just yet. The latest to jump on that train is SEGA who announced last month that it was making a Genesis Mini launching later this year. Like other console makers before it, like Nintendo and Sony, it's revealing the console's titles in waves of ten. Now it has dumped the second batch of classic titles along with the green light for pre-ordering the mini console today.

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Overwatch ‘Havana’ map revealed: Play it on the PTR now

Overwatch ‘Havana’ map revealed: Play it on the PTR now

Overwatch players are getting access to another map, and it's called Havana. The game's beautiful rendition of Cuba's capital blends a mixture of classic architecture with modern technology, offering Overwatch players the style they're familiar with while keeping the game fresh. The new map is available to play on the Public Test Region (PTR) now.

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Fortnite World Cup Creative earmarks $3 million for prize pool

Fortnite World Cup Creative earmarks $3 million for prize pool

If your Fortnite battle royale skills are lacking but you dominate in Creative efforts, good news: Epic Games has announced the Fortnite World Cup Creative event. This part of the overall Fortnite World Cup initiative focuses on the Creative part of the game, where players can create their own unique destinations, mini games, and experiences.

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Nintendo Switch is about to get a huge new launch

Nintendo Switch is about to get a huge new launch

Though the Nintendo Switch has been selling well in many parts of the world, there's one major market where it hasn't officially launched yet: China. It looks like that'll be changing soon, as Nintendo has confirmed a partnership with Tencent to distribute the console in the country. Beyond that, it seems Tencent has been given permission to distribute a test version of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, which launched in other parts of the world earlier this year.

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Nintendo Switch eShop has a huge week ahead of it

Nintendo Switch eShop has a huge week ahead of it

Nintendo has detailed the next round of releases for the Switch eShop, and the week ahead might just be the biggest week of the year for the eShop thus far. Most of the attention today is on the version 3.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update and the release of the game's first DLC fighter, Joker, but even if you aren't a Smash Bros. fan, there's still plenty to look forward to.

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Epic says Fortnite user security ramping up

Epic says Fortnite user security ramping up

Fortnite, being the biggest game in the world at the moment, is a prime target for hackers and account thieves. Epic claims that there are now more than 250 million Epic accounts out there, which are used across its games, its store, and the Unreal Engine. Though Epic says that its account system has never been compromised (which sort of feels like tempting fate), it has acknowledged that there have been problems with individual accounts being breached.

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GameStop to offer returns on new games, but there are some big catches

GameStop to offer returns on new games, but there are some big catches

As it is now, it's pretty difficult to get a refund for an opened, new game at GameStop. That will all be changing soon, as GameStop customers will be able to return new releases within 48 hours of purchase, even if they've been opened. That sounds great, but of course, there are plenty of caveats to consider before you get too excited.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0 update detailed, Joker DLC out today

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0 update detailed, Joker DLC out today

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players have been waiting on details for the game's 3.0 update for a long time. They've also been waiting for news on when Joker, who hails from Persona 5 and is the first DLC fighter for Ultimate, would drop. Late last night, Nintendo finally answered all of the questions fans have in a 15-minute video that appeared with no warning at all.

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Fortnite 8.40 arrives tomorrow: Here’s what we know

Fortnite 8.40 arrives tomorrow: Here’s what we know

Epic revealed the time for its Fortnite version 8.40 game update: 2AM PT / 5AM ET on April 17. After installing the update, Fortnite players will find new items and other changes; though the company doesn't provide all of the details until after the update is live, we have some ideas about what to expect, including the arrival of a new Legendary firearm.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Live Gold under single plan

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Live Gold under single plan

Microsoft is giving Xbox customers something they've been asking for over the past couple years: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The name refers to the new version of its Xbox Game Pass service, one that bundles Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass under a single monthly rate. Some Xbox players have the chance to try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate before it rolls out for everyone later this year.

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PUBG Mobile ‘Darkest Night’ zombie survival mode arrives in 0.12.0

PUBG Mobile ‘Darkest Night’ zombie survival mode arrives in 0.12.0

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile has been updated to version 0.12.0, receiving multiple changes including the new "Darkest Night" zombie survival mode. The new option joins the previously added "Survive Till Dawn" mode, which has been updated to include weapon improvements, some changes to how the zombies act, and support for daily missions, among other things.

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