Fortnite: Battle Royale is an online free-to-play video game and if you’re
new to these online games, ‘battle royale’ is a genre of first-person-shooter,
(FPS), games in which the players start out the game with minimal equipment,
weapons, ammo, etc, etc and are pitted against each other in a fight for
survival. It was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and
Xbox One in September 2017.
Fortnite Battle Royale features up to 100 players so it could be YOU against
all of them fighing for food, water, and more ammunition. Here are our editor’s
three most critical tips for survival. One or more of them just might help
you to be the last man standing!
Fortnite will drop you out of a flying bus onto an island. The island has
everything that you will need to survive, but finding those assets before
the others do or before the others shoot you is the challenge.
- When jumping from the flying bus, wait for a few seconds letting the
other players rush out the door. There’s no sense landing in a pack of
adversaries. Let them fight over the few assets that they find.
- During your initial skydive activate your glider. This will slow you down
immensely and allow you to choose a nice landing place. It’s not enough
to land in a clearing of trees and brush, that’s easy. What’s better is
to land near some buildings because that’s where most of the guns, ammo,
food, and water will be found.
- Your adversaries are in need of weapons as much as you are and many players
will let others find assets, then attack and rob them. With that in mind,
you will want to be as stealthy and as quiet as possible. One of the best
tips is that when entering a building, go through the window because the
doors make a very loud sound in Fortnite.
The latest release from Rare, the British video game developer has been having
nothing but problems. Sea of Thieves is a shared world action-adventure video
game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows
10 and Xbox. Sea of Thieves is a game where players can take on the role of a
pirate either solo or as part of a four-player crew. Sailing the seven seas and
living the life of a pirate is an appealing adventure for most gamers.
Regarding the technical problems with the game, Rare’s support team is claiming
that they are addressing the bugs and glitches as fast as possible.
Here’s a short list of the bugs:
- Login issues,
- The Game Servers are overloaded with players,
- Player rewards being not unlocking,
- Player rewards lost forever,
- Achievements disabled due to not unlocking properly,
- Items missing at login,
- Overall performance lagging,
- In-game entitlements disabled.
Well, if you’re thinking that the game should have had some beta testing, you
are close to the truth as it did have beta testing, but evidently not near
enough. These bugs are not small annoyances, the rewards and entittlements
form the heart of the game: looting other ships, winning sea battles, etc.
Just a few days ago on Mrch 14, Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos announced that
Sportium has been awarded Columbia’s ninth online gambling license. Sportium, unheard
of before now is actually a joint venture between Spain’s Cirsa Gaming Corp and a company
that is familiar to most online gameblers, UK’s bookmakers Ladbrokes. Sportium Apuestas
Colombia S.A.S is the official name of their joint venture; Sportium, for short. Sportium
paid US$2.76m for its five-year license to offer sports betting and games of chance
on it’s Sportium.com.co domain which is not even live yet.
Sportium’s timing couldn’t be better considering that they will be taking sports bets
and the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia in May. And, or course, Columbia has
it’s own national football team that will be competing in Russia. There will certainly
be tens of thousands of Columbians wanting to place bets on their team
Of course, this is good for Columbia also as they will be taking in hundreds of thousands
of dollars in taxes. In fact, the regulating entity, Coljuegos, has stated that they
expect to increase their awarded licenses to 17 by the end of 2018. As Columbia has
been having financial problems of late, this is great news for the country.
For all the Call of Duty diehard fans, it has become official that Activision’s
Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, 2018! Black Ops 4 is predicted to be
a big hit for Activision, it’s owner. Black Ops 4 is one FPS, (first person shooter),
game in a long series all falling under the Call of Duty name. The Call of Duty
series has sold over 250 million copies as of February 2016 totalling $15 billion.
(And that doesn’t count the t-shirts, action figures, etc. etc.) It is expected
to be playable on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but if rumors are correct you’ll
also see it on Nintendo Switch too.
Some of the previous Activision Call of Duty hits:
- 2017 Call of Duty: WWII
- 2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts
- 2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Interestingly, not all of these games were developed by the same game studio. Here
are some of the developers and contributors:
- Gray Matter Interactive,
- Exakt Entertainment,
- Spark Unlimited,
- Amaze Entertainment,
- Rebellion Developments,
- Ideaworks Game Studio,
- and nStigate Games
When our editors started reviewing online games for our Best Game of the Month
– March 2018 feature artice, they were told to come up with something from the
past. It looks like they had no problem finding many PC games that are old enough
to have been forgotten about by most gamers. FPS, (first person shooter), games
have been all the rage for years, but before them, karate and kickboxing games
were the big hit. So, this month we suggest that you try Dojo of Death. Sounds
like fun, right?
Dojo of Death opens with a large ninja training center made of Chinese wooden
slats. In the center of the dojo is a combat ring and this is where all the action
will take place. As the background story goes, a ninja trainee is cleaning
up the combat ring when in comes fighters from a rival clan. The ninja trainee
is obligated to defend his dojo at all costs.
As you play, YOU are that ninja trainee, but fortunately, you have extra speed
as one of your strong skills. Dojo Death is entirely mouse driven. Just click
on the direction that you need to move and your player will move in a flash
with sword drawn and slay the rival clan member.
If anything was immune to fake news, you’d think it would be online games, but dealing
with fake news can be tricky. Most people are already savvy to online advertising and
they know that they should not believe everything in the advertisement. The real problem
is the ‘advertisements’ that are not labeled as such, in fact, they are presented as
news, or better yet, breaking news. In the USA, the Federal Communications Commission
will take action on misleading advertisement for TV, radio, and print, but online there
is not much policing, if any.
Therefore, it’s up to each individual, adults, young adults, high school kids, and even
very young children, to discern what is real news and what is fake news.
Thankfully, there is help and that help is in the form of online games! There are games
online that will assist all of us to discern the difference between real and fake news
stories and it can be fun to pick out the differences.
Once of these games is called: Factitious, (meaning: artificially created), developed by
the American University JoLT team. When you start the Factitious game, it will show you
an article that looks like real news, but the challenge for you is to determine if it
really is legitimate news or if it’s fake news. You can click, (or swipe), your answer.
The article will have some hints within it, but it’s still a good challenge.
This game is good for all ages!