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Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Following the Season 5 update for Fortnite, some PlayStation 4 players are reporting issues joining other players' parties, making it impossible to play Duos and Squads. Epic Games has acknowledged these reports, stating earlier today that it is "monitoring" the situation with plans to update gamers when the issue is fixed.

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Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Today is the coveted day: Fortnite Season 5 has arrived, bringing major changes to the game, including entirely new portions of the map, a new vehicle, face masks, and more. The patch notes are huge and picking through them is tedious. Haven't had time to jump into a game yet? Here are five big things you should know.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mushroom men and epic adventures

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mushroom men and epic adventures

After going through a bit of a quiet phase last week, the Nintendo eShop has some big-name debuts in store over the next few days. Of course, many Switch owners have been looking forward to one of them, Octopath Traveler, for quite some time. A year-and-a-half after Square Enix first revealed the game, Octopath Traveler is finally scheduled to launch on the Switch eShop tomorrow.

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Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Inside the latest Xbox One update (preview edition) is a whole bunch of bits and pieces you're going to want to get a handle on. This update brings about Dolby Vision Video Streaming - that's a first. With this update, Dolby Vision video streaming brings HDR "up a notch" with systems such as Netflix Premium - you'll need a premium subscription for that, but still.

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Octopath Traveler review in progress: A big, bold game

Octopath Traveler review in progress: A big, bold game

Tomorrow is a big day for RPG fans, as Octopath Traveler finally launches on the Nintendo Switch. This is a game that Square Enix has been advertising since before the Switch even launched, and a lot of people have been hoping that Octopath Traveler might be something of a return to form for the company. After all, it definitely looks like the RPGs that made Square a popular name among gamers back in the 1990s, such as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here and it’s big

Fortnite Season 5 is here and it’s big

As expected, Fortnite went down for maintenance in the early-morning hours today, and when the game came back up, season 5 was live. In a word, Fortnite season 5 appears to be massive. The patch notes show that a lot has been changed, even if they don't make all of the changes entirely clear. Let's dive in and see all that's new.

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New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

The Nintendo Switch is one of recent times’ most interesting gaming consoles and it isn’t only gamers that are loving it. Its tightly locked system has challenged hackers and modders to find exploits that will let them break into the system. One such vulnerability named Fusée Gelée was supposedly impossible to patch on existing Switch systems. However, reports now claim that a fresh new batch of Switch consoles are invulnerable to it without actually changing anything in the hardware.

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Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish competitive series begins this weekend

Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish competitive series begins this weekend

Last month, Epic announced that it would commit an absurd $100 million to Fortnite competitive play through the 2018-2019 season. That amount dwarfs even the most popular eSports around, and this weekend, we'll see the first phase of those plans kick off. Epic has announced the start of the Summer Skirmish series, which will see a grand total of $8 million in prize money handed out to competitors.

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Minecraft Aquatic Phase 2 update arrives on almost all platforms

Minecraft Aquatic Phase 2 update arrives on almost all platforms

The second phase of the Minecraft Aquatic update is rolling out to nearly all platforms. The update began rolling out yesterday, bringing various new features, changes, and improvements that build upon the first phase released in May. The Aquatic updates bring a massive change to the game, adding underworld elements, new in-game items, underwater zombies called "The Drowned," and much more.

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Xbox One Sport series kicks off with a sleek, white controller

Xbox One Sport series kicks off with a sleek, white controller

For console gamers, there's usually no lack of special edition controllers to pick from. That's especially true for Xbox One which, on top of the usual limited release fare, offers players the chance to create and customize controllers through Xbox Design Labs. Microsoft has a new special edition controller to add to the pile today, and this one is particularly sleek.

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Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

If you needed anymore evidence that Overwatch and its pro league are insanely popular, here it is. Disney and Blizzard have announced a new partnership that will see Overwatch League broadcasts come to cable networks like ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. This partnership is getting going fast too, as the first broadcast is tonight.

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PUBG Mobile beta version brings new features to Android

PUBG Mobile beta version brings new features to Android

Tencent, the company behind the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has launched a beta version on the game on the Google Play Store. Unlike many beta apps, which require the user to get an invitation or sign up for beta access, this new app can be downloaded by anyone at any time. There are a couple catches, such as not being able to use your regular PUBG account, but in return you get access to the latest features and changes.

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