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  • South Africans really, really want local Apex Legends servers

    You've probably heard the news, Respawn-developed Apex Legends is already a hit and its only been out in the universe for two weeks. This can be confirmed by 25 million players who joined Electronic Arts' battle royale in its first week. Me included. Now, a player named Ruan Van Vliet has started a petition to get African servers for the game, as spotted by Glitched. "This is a petition for public servers on the continent, for all platforms. We love the game, we want to invest in it. We want to experience it the way it was meant to be experienced," Van...

  • Fornite update offers free Season 8 Battle Pass as a reward

    Epic Game's latest update for Fornite is celebrating Valentine's Day by giving players the opportunity to earn a free Season 8 Battle Pass. "Starting with the v7.40 release, complete 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 to receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for FREE!" the company announced on its website. If you already own a Battle Pass, you'll be awarded with new outfit styles for completing the Overtime Challenges. Usually, a Battle Pass cost 950 in-game V-bucks. Feature image: Epic Games

  • Super Mario Maker 2 is heading to the Switch in June

    Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced on Thursday. The sequel to the 2015 Wii U game will sport a number of landscape enhancements, including SLOPES! The game will arrive in June 2019, so there's plenty of time to dust off that Wii U and relive some of those impossible Super Expert levels. Watch the trailer below. Feature image: screenshot, Nintendo via YouTube

  • Fornite update introduces mobile controller support

    Fortnite now has mobile controller support, thanks to a new game update issued by Epic Games. Outlined in version 7.30's patch notes, the new feature will allow Android and iOS players to play the game using "most of Bluetooth controller adapters" on Android and MFi controllers on iOS. Version 7.30 will also turn off your phone's vibration when you're using a gamepad. Feature image: Epic Games

  • Nintendo’s ‘Dr Mario World’ is coming to smartphones in 2019

    Nintendo has announced a new action puzzle game for smartphones dubbed Dr. Mario World. In a press release published on Friday, the Japanese gaming firm noted that it will be a joint effort alongside Line, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of South Korean firm Naver. The puzzle game will be free on both Android and iOS, and released globally in multiple languages. Dr. Mario World is set to launch in mid-2019. Feature image: Nintendo

  • PlayStation Plus users are getting 90GB more cloud storage, ‘For Honor’ in Feb

    In its monthly free game announcement, PlayStation revealed that Plus members will see an increase to their cloud storage capacity from 10GB to 100GB. "With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one PS4 system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress," the company explained. The buffed storage space will be available from February for PlayStation Plus subscribers. As for PlayStation Plus' free games for February, gamers can look forward to For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season. PS3 and PS Vita games are also on the line up, but both platforms...

  • Apple’s working on its own game streaming service, report suggests

    If you feel like the term "Netflix for games" is already overused barely a month into 2019, you're not alone. According to a report by Cheddar, Apple is planning its very own version of a subscription based game-streaming platform. Sources reportedly told the publication that the fairly new project may involve partnerships with developers, to help Apple broaden its horizons in the gaming industry. The expected launch of such a service, its cost or the types of games users will have access to, is still largely unknown. The report does note that Apple could be planning to make App Store games...

  • Death Stranding launching in 2019 according to Best Buy

    Hideo Kojima's open world stealth game Death Stranding could be launching in 2019, if an eagle-eyed Redditor -- and Best Buy Canada -- are to be believed. The post published to r/DeathStranding reveals a promotional card from the store for the PS4 exclusive with a sticker reading "Available 2019". https://www.reddit.com/r/DeathStranding/comments/ahpt08/hmmmmmm/ "Bring this card ti the cashier to pre-order this game (Requires $10 deposit)," Best Buy's card reads. The game's also available to preorder -- rather optimistically -- via its website, for CA$79.99. While it's not proof that Death Stranding is indeed set for launch this year. the title was first showcased at 2016's edition...

  • Fortnite security flaw let attackers hijack players’ accounts, buy V-Bucks

    A swathe of Fortnite players' accounts were left vulnerable to cyber criminals after a security vulnerability was discovered. Details of the vulnerability was published by security company Check Point on Wednesday. "By discovering a vulnerability found in some of Epic Games’ sub-domains, an XSS attack was permissible with the user merely needing to click on a link sent to them by the attacker," Check Point writes in its report. "Once clicked, with no need even for them to enter any login credentials, their Fortnite username and password could immediately be captured the attacker." This would allow those now in control of...

  • Sony (finally) enables cross-play for Rocket League on the PS4

    If your friends own an Xbox One or any other modern platform and you a PlayStation 4, we have good news for you. Fortnite is no longer the only game available on Sony's cross-play beta. The company today added Psyonix's manic car-football-crossover Rocket League to the list. This now opens the digital doors for you to play alongside and against gamers on the Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), and Xbox One via the PlayStation 4. The move, according to Psyonix, covers all echelons of play, including Casual, Competitive and Extra Modes. The developer notes that cross-play is enabled in game by default, but for...