An Epic Fortnite event

Plus a first look at the Fallout television series

An Epic Fortnite event
Via Epic

Fortnite’s Big Bang event took place this weekend, outlining a number of new modes within the game. Find out all the details, plus the latest on the Fallout TV series and more. 

Fortnite goes bang, in a big way

Fortnite’s Big Bang event took place over the weekend, ushering in a new season of the game. The event sent players who joined through a black hole, showing them the future of the game, including Lego Fortnite, racing and a Rock Band mode.

First up was Lego Fortnite, a new in-game experience described as “a new survival crafting game.” Fortnite owner Epic first announced the Lego partnership last year.

Next up was Rocket Racing, a new in-game mode developed by Psyonix, creators of the game Rocket League and a company owned by Epic. 

Finally, the event concluded with an Eminem concert, showing off another new mode coming to the game, Fortnite Festival. This mode features a rhythm-based game where players push buttons that match the beat, similar to Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Epic purchased Harmonix, the creator of Rock Band, in 2021.

For those who actually want to play regular Fortnite, Season 5 will offer a new island, new guns, and new skins that include Solid Snake and Peter from Family Guy. 

What excites you most about the new season? Let us know in the comments. 

Fallout’s new trailer

Via Amazon

Fallout is the latest game being developed for television, and the first trailer is out. 

In Fallout, the world was destroyed by nuclear war over 100 years ago. Some individuals were able to survive in fallout shelters built around the country. These shelters became homes to the survivors, and new generations spent their lives there. But what happens when you leave the shelter? That is what the game and the show explore. 

The Fallout series is set to launch April 12, 2024 on Amazon Prime. Until then, check out some of the Easter eggs from the trailer.

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♟️ The Tabletop Awards were announced at PAX Unplugged, with Sky Team winning best board game and Women Are Werewolves winning best RPG. Check out the full list of winners

🚀 Starfield hits 12 million players since launch. 

🤬 Sony is deleting television shows individuals purchased through their storefront due to “content licensing arrangements with content providers.” Shows include Mythbusters, Naked and Afraid and many more from Discovery. See the full list

🐉 Dragon’s Dogma 2 received a release date (March 22, 2024) and a new trailer. 

👓 Steam Link can now wirelessly stream VR games to a Meta Quest headset.

⚔️ The popular Unmatched board game announced its latest character expansion: The Witcher

🗡️ Dead by Daylight hits 60M players, and announced their next next killer: Chucky

↩️ The new Baldur’s Gate 3 patch adds a playable epilogue

💸 ReedPop is attempting to sell its gaming websites, including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, and

🎮 YouTube is getting into gaming by launching over 30 mini-games.

🚓 Meanwhile, Netflix subscribers will soon be able to play the Grand Theft Auto trilogy.

📅 Bungie announces Destiny 2’s The Final Shape expansion is delayed until June 2024

🦢 Among Us is collaborating with the indie studios behind Untitled Goose Game, Celeste, Undertale and more. 

🦔 Sonic Superstars sales were "weaker than expected," likely because the game came out the same week as Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

🍑 Waluigi creator says he also designed a ‘Bad Peach,’ knows as Wapeach. 

🧕🏼 Good read: Saudi Arabia’s plan to become the crown prince of gaming.

New Releases this week:

Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun

12/7: Arizona Sunshine 2 (PlayStation VR, Meta Quest and Steam VR)
12/7: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)
12/7: The Day Before (PC)
12/7: Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun (PC)
12/7: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)

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