Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Arts Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Arts | A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss? Supported by ByElizabeth A. Harris Jan. 11, 2019 In 1973, the performer Hugo Zacchini sued Scripps‐Howard Broadcasting after one of its news programs aired his entire act on television — an act in which he shot himself out of a cannon at an Ohio county fair and landed in a net 200 feet away. The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which found in his favor, saying, essentially, that if someone could watch the whole thing on television, why would they bother to get off the couch and see it in person? Today, a new set of cases is nudging the legal boundaries of who controls certain performances. This dispute centers on dancing avatars in Fortnite Battle Royale, one of the biggest video games in the world, and whether … [Read more...] about A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss?
Red Dead Online, the multiplayer online mode in “Red Dead Redemption 2,” is currently in a beta phase. A new update will add a “Fortnite”-style battle royale mode called Gun Rush to Red Dead Online, along with some quality of life improvements. Creator Rockstar Games expects the beta to continue for a few more months, and is developing separate story missions for Red Dead Online. Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer mode in “Red Dead Redemption 2,” is getting some major updates to mark the start of 2019 – including Gun Rush, a new game mode that’s similar to “Fortnite: Battle Royale.” Gun Rush was added an update landing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today, and lets up to 32 players play at once. Like “Fortnite,” Gun Rush tosses players into a shrinking battle zone and forces them to search for weapons to survive. Players can ride solo or join up with a team, and the last squad standing wins the game. … [Read more...] about ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ is getting a ‘Fortnite’-style battle royale mode
By Thomas Barrabi Published January 10, 2019 Technology FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Starbucks brews up more controversy; 'Fortnite' gets a failing grade Fox Business Briefs: Some Starbucks stores will soon include needle-disposal boxes in their bathrooms; Better Business Bureau gives Epic Games, the company behind the popular 'Fortnite' video game, an 'F' rating in customer service. “Fortnite” may be a global phenomenon earning tens of millions of dollars each month, but its parent company has a subpar record of customer service, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Continue Reading Below The nonprofit organization gave Epic Games an “F” rating in a press release late Wednesday, citing “unanswered customer complaints.” The “Fortnite” maker has allegedly failed to respond to 247 of 279 customer complaints over the last three years. MORE ON THIS FORTNITE … [Read more...] about ‘Fortnite’ company gets ‘F’ rating from Better Business Bureau
Kevin Webb, provided by Published 3:17 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 "Tom Clancy's The Division 2"/Ubisoft Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," recently launched a digital storefront for PC video games called the Epic Games store. Ubisoft, the developer of the highly anticipated game "The Division 2," will release the game in the Epic Games store instead of the most popular online platform for PC games, Steam. Epic Games only takes 12% of the revenue generated by sales in their store, while Steam takes a 30% cut from transactions. If Ubisoft and other major publishers continue to support Epic's business model, it could lead players to change their purchasing habits and force Steam to change their policies. The creators of "Fortnite" scored a big win over the world's biggest PC gaming platform when they convinced a major publisher to make one of the biggest PC releases of the year exclusive to their online store. Ubisoft will launch "Tom Clancy's The … [Read more...] about The creators of ‘Fortnite’ just scored a big win in their effort to take over the PC video game marketplace
With more than 200 million registered players, “Fortnite” is the world’s most popular video game. Epic Games, the Cary, North Carolina-based company behind the game, makes hundreds of millions of dollars each month from “Fortnite” microtransactions. North Carolina’s Better Business Bureau has given the company an F for failing to respond to hundreds of customer complaints in the past year. “Fortnite” sparked a global phenomenon in 2018, capturing the hearts of millions of players and becoming the world’s most popular video game in the process. But even as “Fortnite” continues to skyrocket in popularity around the globe, the company behind the game is facing criticism from a very local source, the Eastern North Carolina Better Business Bureau (BBB). As reported by WTVD in Cary, North Carolina, “Fortnite” creator Epic Games received an F-rating from the BBB following hundreds of complaints from upset … [Read more...] about The company behind ‘Fortnite’ got an F from the Better Business Bureau following hundreds of complaints