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  • Fortnite to feature Coachella-themed music and fashion items to celebrate the festival

    Epic Games has announced the launch of Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite, which will be timed to correspond with the real-world music event over the next two weekends. Music from artists on the Coachella lineup is also now available in the game. Two item drops are scheduled in Fortnite to coincide with Coachella’s dates. […] More

  • Fortnite-developer Epic Games and Lego partner to build a metaverse aimed at kids

    Fortnite-developer Epic Games announced today that it’s partnering with Lego to build a metaverse aimed at kids. The companies say they are going to shape the future of the metaverse to make it safe and fun for children, while building an immersive digital experience for kids to play in. While the companies didn’t go into […] More

  • Epic Games just bought an entire Bandcamp, and it’s not even Friday

    Happy Bandcamp Wednesday. Fortnite-maker Epic Games is treating itself to an entire Bandcamp. The music download site announced the acquisition in a blog post today, adding that it will continue to function as a standalone entity with cofounder and CEO Ethan Diamond at its helm. “We share a vision of building the most open, artist-friendly […] More

  • This Week in Apps: Fortnite (sorta!) returns to iOS, PUBG Mobile maker sues over copycats, Apple plans for alternative payments in South Korea

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the […] More

  • Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but not on the App Store

    Fortnite is back on iOS — well, kind of. Through Nvidia’s streaming game service GeForce Now, mobile users on iOS and Android will be able to play a touch-control version of Fortnite through cloud gaming. Players can now register to join the closed beta test for Fortnite’s new mobile work-around — you don’t need to […] More

  • Epic pulls plug on Fortnite in China

    Epic Games announced today that its work to bring video game mega-title Fortnite to the Chinese market is shutting down. The company said in an official announcement that the long-running test of the popular shooter title in China will conclude on November 15. New users won’t be accepted starting today. Tencent, a Chinese internet giant, […] More

  • Core might be the Vegas of the metaverse

    A self-described “endless arcade,” Core feels like a 90s cyberpunk fever dream come to life. Half playable game library, half no-code game creator, all neon lights, the new platform is a surprisingly well-realized vision of this metaverse thing everyone sure seems to be talking about lately. Billing itself as your “portal to the multiverse,” Core […] More

  • Google files a counterclaim in Epic Games lawsuit, saying it’s owed financial relief

    As the Apple v. Epic Games lawsuit goes under appeal, Google on Monday afternoon filed an answer and counterclaim in the Epic Games’ antitrust litigation against the company. The tech giant and Android maker denies Epic’s allegations of antitrust behavior and instead says that it’s owed relief, as Epic Games breached the Google Play Developer […] More