Epic Games Is Rolling Out Patch 9.10 for ‘Fortnite’ on All Platforms with a Comment on Delayed Patches in the Patch Notes for iOS

Fortnite (Free) Season 9 began earlier in the month with a new Battle Pass, new points of interest, and a lot more. Read about the big patch here. If you’ve been out of the loop with Fortnite for a while, you can play with 60fps gameplay on certain mobile devices now and full cross platform play is a reality. Watch the cinematic trailer for Season 9 below:

Today, Patch 9.10 arrives with it rolling out on all platforms already. After a few delays on patches for iOS, Epic Games comments on the delay asking iOS users to check the social channels for Fortnite for information when a patch is delayed since App Store updates can take a while to roll out. It is pretty disappointing form that iOS is the only platform where the patches have been delayed. Epic Games manages to have patches roll out on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch which are consoles that have their own certification on time but Apple is seemingly unable to let them schedule and release on time. Hopefully this is sorted going forward because you can’t actually login and play until you’re up to …read more

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IGN’s Top 25 Favourite Kart Racers

Kart racers are a bit of an enigma. They’re easily the most suitable racing games to play amongst friends, but they’re also capable of rapidly ruining relationships. They seem so lean and simple compared to the colossal car-PGs that dominate the realistic end of the racing spectrum, and yet for every bona fide classic – or even every cute, half-decent distraction – there’s a fistful of fetid, phoned-in flops based on the cheapest licenses money can buy. It’s obviously not as easy to put together a good kart racer as it looks.

We’ve been speeding, sliding, and slinging weapons through kart racers on just about every bit of hardware conceived throughout the last quarter of a century. They’ve become a lot rarer these days, although this week sees the release of Sega’s Team Sonic Racing – and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be unleashed next month. Can either of this pair stand the test of time and make the cut next time around?

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Introducing FroStee – Australia’s Hearthstone Grandmaster

Hearthstone’s new 2019 esports program is in full swing now, and the first stop on the Masters Tour is coming up in Las Vegas on June 15 – June 17. That tournament is going to be unlike anything Hearthstone has done before, with 350+ people competing in two days of Swiss rounds to determine who will go through to the top eight playoffs on the third day. Not only is this is the first Blizzard-run tournament of this size, it will also be a showcase for the game’s new Specialist format, which sees competitors bringing multiple decks for a single class.

Most of the players in attendance will have earnt their spots through online Masters Qualifiers tournaments, but there will be 48 players who get an invite by default. These are Hearthstone’s Grandmasters: 16 players from North America, 16 from Europe and 16 from APAC, all of whom were invited to be Grandmasters based on factors like lifetime earnings or HCT points earnt during 2018.

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Valve Just Released a Standalone ‘Steam Chat’ App for iOS and Android and Details Plans for the Main ‘Steam’ App Updates

If you missed the big news, Steam Link was finally released on the App Store for iOS and tvOS recently after a long period of radio silence that likely involved a back and forth between Valve and Apple to get the app approved. The good news is that the app works brilliantly. In a surprising move, Valve released another app on iOS and Android today. Steam Chat is now available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Facebook did the same thing with Messenger a long time ago and that worked out pretty well because I know a lot of people who only care about Messenger and not the actual mess that is Facebook.

Over the last year or so, Valve drastically improved chatting with friends on Steam’s desktop client with link previews, embeds, and more. They have now brought that to iOS and Android with Steam Chat that has customizable notification options and everything from the desktop chat experience. Right now, custom emotes are slow on certain devices but hopefully this gets addressed soon.

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Huge Hearthstone News: Rogue Nerfs, Card Buffs for Every Class and Another Free Legendary!

It’s all happening in the world of Hearthstone right now. Yesterday, Blizzard’s Team 5 announced a number of nerfs designed to address the power level of Rogue, hitting Preparation, Raiding Party and EVIL Miscreant; three of the core cards in the current build of Tempo Rogue. These changes are a reflection of how many powerful cards the class has right now – changing a single card just wouldn’t cut it. While the adjustments are relatively minor on their own, cumulatively they should reduce the power level of the archetype, and promote more diversity within the class.

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