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Fortnite – Not Another Zombie Video Game

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Enter Fortnite (from Epic Games), a game that totally isn’t another generic zombie shooter game. In a culture so saturated in the undead, Fortnite is nothing wholly innovative or new. But, it’s tremendously fun. It takes aspects of Minecraft, tower defense games, and Team Fortress and mashes them together into a sort of funhouse, shoot’ em’ up, survival game. What more could you ask for?

Fortnite begins with most of the world’s population vanishing without a trace. Strange storms start brewing and odd, shambling creatures show up. Their sole purpose is to destroy what’s left of mankind. Even if it is a slow, steady shuffle. Enter you; the new leader of the free people, responsible for protecting the helpless and saving the world. Oh yeah, and building forts.

Pickaxe your way through trees, rocks, and cars to obtain wood, brick, and metal. Since you need these materials for your fort, nearly everything is destructible. A school bus will yield metal girders, springs, and mechanical parts. Rocks and statues give you brick, ore, and crafting powder. It’s best not to think too hard about it while you’re mining a park bench. In addition to building walls, floors, and stairs from the variety of materials, you can also craft weapons and traps.

What Fortnite gives you that other zombie survival games do not is an online platform to play with friends and strangers. It also offers four unique character classes to choose from. Feel like diving into hordes of enemies with a  crushing blow? Then the ninja is a perfect choice. Enjoy building forts and electrifying walls? Pick a constructor! Feeling greedy and want to hunt for buried treasure? Meet the Outlander class. Or, is tossing grenades and firing assault rifles more your speed? Pick a soldier!

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Since each mission type has a different objective, it’s ill advised to only play one class. In fact, Fortnite offers an incentive to play all of the classes. Each day brings new side quests to accomplish while you’re completing the main storyline. A Tuesday might offer you the challenge of killing 500 enemies with a soldier. A Saturday could bring you building a radar tower with a constructor. They do their best to force you to test every single character. Of which there are a lot of. Fortnite makes you change the way you play each mission depending on your daily quests and challenges.

All of the missions are repeatable but, the way you approach them will change each time. The first time you play a mission, the defense point might be in a valley surrounded by enemies. The next it will be on a plateau with only one entrance. What material you build in is going to depend on what type of environment the mission takes place. Sometimes you’ll be smack dab in the middle of an industrial zone and have unlimited access to metal and stone. Other times you’ll be stuck in the middle of the wilderness with only trees to harvest.

With so many different ways to play, it’s easy to get sucked into the game. In the past seven days, I have put more than thirty hours into Fortnite. While it’s rather embarrassing to admit, it’s a testament to how entertaining it can be. Fortnite is a highly addictive game with an extensive list of things to do. There’s a collection book to put all your extra guns, survivors, traps, etc. You can send your extra heroes out on expeditions to gather extra materials. There’s skill trees, research trees, and survivor squads. The possibilities of what you can do in Fortnite are nearly limitless. But, don’t take my word for it. Use your hard earned cash to buy the game for the low price of $39.99.

Until next time, see you space cowboy.

 

Born in the mountains of Colorado, it is said that Zach Kimbell has always been a nerd. His passion for art, literature, and video games bloomed at a young age. With a background in illustration, tabletop RPG creation, and IT you can bet Zach will be dissecting everything from new age tech to the brush strokes on a comic panel. Stick around and you just might learn a thing or two.

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New PS5 Patch Introduces Rare 40FPS Mode for Avatar Game

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has received an exciting update that introduces a new graphical mode, elevating the game’s visual experience. With a smooth frame rate of 40 frames per second and enhanced resolutions, players can now immerse themselves in even more stunning and detailed environments. Now downloadable on PS5 with the latest patch 3.2, this mode is compatible with 4K TVs that can handle up to 120 Hz. Before this update, Avatar PS5 only offered quality and performance modes. However, with this new option, players can now enjoy the benefits of both modes after downloading the 2.4GB update.

Throughout the PS5 era, 40fps modes have been a rarity, much to the disappointment of the hardcore community. Insomniac Games first introduced them in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and later added the feature to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. They also included it in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Other PS5 titles, such as Hogwarts Legacy, Lies of P, and God of War Ragnarok, also offer 40fps modes.

In addition to that, Patch 3.2 for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings along the following:

Worldwide:

  • Research Station Alpha now features a convenient Fast Travel option
  • The issue of controller re-mapping and resetting on game restart has been resolved
  • Addressed multiple instances of crashes
  • I corrected a few spelling errors
  • Addressed the issue of voice lines overlapping during dialogue

Primary Objectives & Optional Objectives:

  • [Main Quest: Shadows of the Past] This main quest is an intriguing journey into the depths of history. Addressed a bug that previously hindered quest progression in co-op mode

More bug fixes have been implemented.

  • [Available on all platforms] The rescued human characters no longer return to the Resistance HQ wearing masks
  • Available on all platforms. There is a noticeable improvement in the visibility of NPCs when they are at the edge of the Player’s vision

 

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Exciting news for gamers! The highly anticipated PS5 game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be joining EA Play on Thursday

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Update: It seems that the PS Store may have acted prematurely, as it has now been officially confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be added to EA Play on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. Once the active members are in, they’ll have the opportunity to download and play the complete game.

Original Story: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, released in 2023, has been added to the EA Play subscription service. This exciting action-adventure game is now available for download and play at no additional cost for active members. While EA has yet to provide any official updates, you can head over to the PS Store and find it listed as “included with EA Play.”

Adding to the mix is the recent announcement of a forthcoming price hike for the subscription, affecting both monthly and yearly payment plans. Starting on May 10th, 2024, the monthly subscription fee will be increased from £3.99 / $4.99 to £5.99 / $5.99. For those who choose the 12-month commitment, the price will be £34.99 / $39.99, which is a £15 / $10 increase.

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In April 2023, the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor made its debut on the PS5. After thoroughly evaluating the game, we are pleased to announce that it has earned an impressive 9/10 rating in our review. We praised the game for its ability to build upon the first installment’s foundations and improve upon every aspect. “The combat is highly enjoyable and provides a plethora of options, while the exploration reaches new heights. The incorporation of Metroidvania elements adds an extra layer of depth, resulting in captivating puzzles and rewarding experiences.”

Click the link to access a comprehensive list of all EA Play games available on PS5 and PS4. Are you planning to give Star Wars Jedi: Survivor a try on the service? We would greatly appreciate your feedback in the comments section.

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Rest assured, the highly anticipated PS5 exclusive, Stellar Blade, will be available in its original, uncensored form across all regions

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Fear not; for those worried about potential censorship issues with the PS5-exclusive Stellar Blade, set to release on April 26th, Sony has got you covered. ShiftUp, the developer, proudly assures players that the game will maintain its uncensored content across all regions, including Japan.

We have to admit, we didn’t anticipate this as a potential issue or a potential selling point. The main character, Eve, and her revealing costumes have been heavily showcased in the game’s pre-release marketing. Nevertheless, it is pleasing to witness ShiftUp’s evident enthusiasm as their vision prepares to reach the hands of a vast number of players.

Regarding Stellar Blade, Yoko Taro believes it surpasses NieR: Automata, and we were pleased to learn that the game will be considerate of your PS5 storage capacity. The demo is now available for you to try, and it has nearly doubled the daily active users of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. This is quite impressive, especially considering it is the game’s first console showing.

Will you be there to experience Stellar Blade on its release day? It’s certainly a relief to witness the game remaining uncensored until the last moment. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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