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Pushing Buttons: do games have to be a neverending story?
Destiny, Call of Duty and other epics expect you to play not for hours but for years. This endless games monoculture isn’t just bad for players – it’s bad for innovation

Keza MacDonald

26, Jul, 2022 @10:55 AM

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Bandcamp sells to Epic: can a video game company save independent music?
A hero site generating better revenue for creators has sold out, say some musicians, while others hail the potential to reach new audiences

Chal Ravens

07, Mar, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Kaws: New Fiction review – an art show where you brush shoulders with virtual visitors
This hybrid show of physical and digital works by US artist Brian Donnelly – also viewable in the video game Fortnite – could not be more of the moment

Simon Parkin

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Who’s to say it’s not real?’ Street artist Kaws on creating Fortnite’s first exhibition
The New Yorker has made a virtual art show to take place within the smash-hit game – and a real-life one at London’s Serpentine with a touch of augmented reality. Can it get young gamers into galleries?

Amy Fleming

18, Jan, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Would you play a video game for 500 hours?
Modern video games boast longer and longer playtimes – but does the idea of spending hundreds of hours on a game make you feel excited, or exhausted?

Keith Stuart

12, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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TechScape: looking back at our tech predictions of years past
In this week’s newsletter: let’s scroll back and see how right – or wrong – we were about the future of tech

Alex Hern

28, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Pushing Buttons: gaming is culture – even Fortnite has something to say about society
In the first edition of our gaming newsletter: why games, like all art, have the power to connect, entertain and cause change

Keza MacDonald

14, Dec, 2021 @12:45 PM

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From Fortnite to Fifa, online video game players warned of rise in fraud
After games boom in pandemic, gangs are using phishing and malware to cheat fans out of money and reveal their personal data

Hilary Osborne

17, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Fortnite may be a great video game but it would make a pointless movie
The game has a ready audience of around 350 million – but are they really going to sit through 120 minutes of plot and dialogue?

Ben Child

15, Oct, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Apple bans Fortnite from App Store indefinitely as legal battle continues
Epic CEO condemns ‘extraordinary anticompetitive move by Apple’ in case that could take years

Guardian staff and agencies

22, Sep, 2021 @8:50 PM

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Apple: what is Fortnite feud about and what does App Store ruling mean?
Tech firm is ordered to remove restrictions on app developers steering buyers outside platform

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

10, Sep, 2021 @9:09 PM

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Australian watchdog considers regulating Apple and Google to boost app store competition
Push comes as Fortnite creator Epic Games fights a global legal battle against the tech giants over in-app payments

Josh Taylor

18, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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