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OnePlus Announces Partnership With Epic Games To Provide The First-Ever 90FPS Fortnite Smartphone Experience

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OnePlus Continues Creating Winning Mobile Gaming Experiences For Its CommunityNEW YORK, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OnePlus, a global mobile technology company, today announces a partnership with Epic Games, designed to create an unprecedented Fortnite mobile user experience for its device owners. With the rollout currently underway, the OnePlus 8 Series is now the first line of smartphones able to run Fortnite on the Unreal Engine at 90FPS, which is the fastest frame rate ever available for Fortnite on a smartphone.”OnePlus and Epic Games have created one of the best Fortnite experiences ever on a smartphone. The OnePlus 8 Series delivers a smooth, high framerate Fortnite gameplay experience – that even current generation console game systems can’t match,” said Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus. “OnePlus creates the best devices for mobile gaming through our industry leading display, speedy performance, and overall user experience designed with power-users in mind.”The partnership, rooted in technological innovation, was driven by both Epic Games and OnePlus’ desire to take Fortnite to a higher level on Android. The entire endeavor to bring 90FPS to Fortnite on the OnePlus 8 took months of development. To kick off the launch in India, OnePlus users (OnePlus 6 and newer) are now able to download …

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Council Post: Follow The Gaming Industry’s Example To Stay Relevant During A Crisis

council post: follow the gaming industry’s example to stay relevant during a crisis

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During these unprecedented times of quarantine and social distancing, games have provided people with a way to explore and share new experiences without stepping foot outside their homes. Video games are keeping us socially engaged, helping us connect with our friends and families, and, most importantly, helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s how you can follow the gaming industry’s example to stay relevant in these uncertain times.
Help Keep People Safe And Entertained
Social distancing and self-isolation are necessary measures in order to flatten the curve. With millions around the globe consequently stuck at home, people have looked for new ways to occupy their time. Recently, video games have surged in popularity, with mobile gaming activity jumping 24% in the first two weeks of quarantine and Steam breaking its concurrent user record multiple times.
Developers have quickly realized that their games provide a critical public service by keeping people connected while in quarantine. Some developers have gone so far as to add in-game messages to stay at home, featuring billboards and signs advising players to self-quarantine.

Games are stopping many of us from giving in to the temptation of leaving our homes in search of things to …

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Long-term future of skills games not a sure thing

long-term future of skills games not a sure thing

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GILLETTE — The city of Gillette’s decision to kill an ordinance to regulate “skills” games does not end a larger debate about whether businesses and organizations across Wyoming should be allowed the have the games.In March, the Wyoming Legislature created a statewide gaming commission to be in charge of the permitting process for in-state gaming. The commission also will set punishments for rule violations.The new law also eliminates the exemption that allows “skills” games and establishes a sunset date of June 30, 2021, to allow businesses who own the electronic wagering devices to keep them if they comply with new regulations set.

After that date, if nothing is done, then all businesses won’t be allowed to use the machines.“I don’t think that was the Legislature’s intent,” Wyoming Amusement owner Nic George said about the sunset date. “It was more to get a handle on things. Their fear was if they open it up, there would be too many games too fast for any commission to get their arms around it.”The Gillette City Council was considering an ordinance that would have charged fees for the games at local businesses. Because of the Legislature’s action, however, …

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Gaming start-up EWar ropes in Satya Mahapatra as advisor

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Bengaluru-based mobile gaming and e-sports start-up EWar Games has roped in industry veteran Satya Mahapatra as an advisor.Mahapatra, who has more than 15 years of experience in terms of launching and anchoring growth of several gaming start-ups in India, US, and UK, was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Junglee Games.Also, previously he has been a key stakeholder at Party Gaming and Gamesys Limited (UK), the company said in a statement.“Capitalising on the rising popularity of competitive gaming in India, EWar now wants to strengthen its roots in India, position itself as a leading, go-to-destination for e-sports enthusiasts in India, and eventually take Indian e-sports players to the global levels,” Mahapatra said.E-War, a flagship product of gHack Technologies, is a new entrant to the e-sports market in India. The start-up had recently raised equity funding of $200,000 from angel investors, and will be pitching to raise further rounds of funding in the upcoming months.

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The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been …

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CoD and Animal Crossing among best video games for socialising

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Minecraft, Call of Duty and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have all been named as the unsung heroes of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a study.

A new study conducted by Audley Villagers has examined multiple categories while consulting with a number of psychologists and health experts to reveal the top things we’re engaging in during lockdown.

Audley Villagers notes that all activities were chosen based on popular activities that people have been searching for during the last 30 days in the UK and US. The research was then collected by looking at the literature and research available that was conducted by psychologists and health experts in the field.

It was easy to anticipate but a lot of people have turned to gaming as an escape from a troubling reality.

To gather the research, Audley spoke to avid gamers to see where they were turning their attention to amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

A comprehensive guide of the best video games to play during lockdown

Popular simulation games, including Minecraft and Animal Crossing especially, were ranked among the best science-backed video games for virtual travel and socialisation.

The research found that Minecraft is one of the most popular lockdown games with 685,000 …

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IGT Introduces Cashless Gaming in Sweden with IGTPay Technology

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IGT’s dedicated payments team supplies cutting-edge solution for retail payments, in preparation for the post-COVID-19 eraInternational Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) announced today that its cashless gaming technology is propelling the new era of gaming at Svenska Spel venues throughout Sweden. Through IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ systems product utilizing IGTPay™ technology, Svenska Spel players now have the option to easily and securely fund their play at Video Lottery Terminals (“VLTs”) from their mobile devices.Svenska Spel’s recent launch of IGT’s INTELLIGEN VLT system and Quasar® VLTs enables players to use their mobile device to register for and log into VLTs by integrating with their individual, nationally available Digital BankID, paving the way for cashless gaming with the addition of IGTPay.Recommended AI News: Soliton Systems Announces Free Trial of Secure Remote AccessNow, with the deployment of IGTPay, players who are logged onto a Svenska Spel VLT are presented with the option to draw funds directly from their bank account through Swish, a widely used mobile payment service in Sweden that is owned by the banks. Players simply approve the transfer via their mobile device and start playing their favorite VLT games. This end-to-end process takes just seconds. Following completion …

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Demanding gaming is possible on Nokia 5.3

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Nokia 5.3 is coming with Snapdragon 665, which is a processor similar to SD660 but should perform better in gaming. YouTube channel MaximumMobile demoed gaming on Nokia 5.3 in its latest video. The demo was done on rather challenging games for GPU’s like PUBG:Mobile, CallOfDuty, and NFS. While Nokia 5.3 isn’t the fastest loader of the games in the market, it does behave well which will be interesting for the occasional gamers searching for a budget phone. I don’t know if that was mentioned in the video, but it would be interesting to know if the phone is worming up too quickly or not. It looks to me that SD665, 6GB of RAM and 4000 mAh battery might be a good hardware combination for occasional gamers.
The 3-minute video is in Russian, but that won’t stop you from seeing how the phone performs.
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I am not a gamer myself, well Subway Surfer is my upper limit, but if there are any gamers here, how does it look to you?
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Fortnite Downtime: Epic Games Fortnite servers shutting down, update 12.61 news

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UPDATE: Fortnite downtime scheduled for today will be kicking off at around 7 am GMT, on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mac and Mobile.The latest message from Epic Games explains: “Hi, everyone. v12.61 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Downtime will begin at 2 am ET (0600 UTC). We’ll post updates when downtime begins and ends.”Epic Games’ scheduled maintenance is expected to run for less than three hours, with patch notes being shared during that time. Rumours regarding Fortnite update 12.61 and what it might contain, can be found below.ORIGINAL: The next Fortnite update is scheduled for release on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile later today, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Epic Games has also confirmed they will be shutting down servers, meaning the game will be unplayable for some time. This could be one of the last big patches of Chapter 2 Season 2, with the countdown to Season 3 now ongoing.A new end of season event is also being worked on and there could be some big news found by dataminers regarding Doomsday.Epic Games has yet to announce its plans for its next event, but they have provided some big hints.Recent leaks suggest Midas will be behind the Doomsday …

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