Fortnite is coming to Android this summer

Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, the company announced in a developer blog post this morning. The post, titled “The State of Mobile,” broke down a number of new features the game’s mobile team has been working on. Those include a customizable HUD, which launched earlier this week, and a new voice chat function exclusively for mobile. “We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile. On top of that, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform,” the blog post reads. Epic is also working on strong opt-in options and muting features to make sure voice chat is not abused…. Read the full article…

I’m not ready to give up my Nintendo 3DS yet

The Nintendo Switch has dramatically altered my expectations for a video game console. Prior to the existence of Nintendo’s tablet, I placed games in one of two buckets: there were full home console or PC games and portable releases. That line has blurred to the point of being nonexistent because of the Switch, and it’s only continued as games like Fortnite have become available on every conceivable device with a screen. In 2018, the existence of a dedicated gaming handheld can seem quaint, like a product of an older era. But I still have at least one reason to keep my Nintendo 3DS around: classic-style role-playing games. I came to this conclusion while playing the remixed version of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which came to… Read the full article…

Paladins: Champions of the Realm Review

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as blasting the entire enemy team off the stage with Torvald’s hyper beam. Reanimating after you die as Terminus and vaporizing any opponents too slow to get away never gets old, and seeing Willo’s multiplying seedling attack come your way inspires horror. But the greatest achievement is that Paladins: Champions of the Realm allows you to dictate your playstyle. Whether it’s adding to the knockback of weapons or increasing the duration of your shield, Paladins empowers experimentation and true customization. Amid the thrilling battles is a diverse five-on-five hero shooter that puts the power of choice front and center. Whether it’s the wonderfully imagined characters, the in-depth card and item customization systems, or the inoffensive free-to-play model, there are plenty of options that make Paladins a worthy competitor for Overwatch. Read the full article…