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Nintendo to smartphone game makers: You can only gouge our players so much

Enlarge / If CyberAgent Inc had its way, this game would have tried to squeeze more money from its players. Nintendo / CyberAgent Inc. Here at Ars Technica, we’ve scrutinized Nintendo’s smartphone games with a frank conclusion: they’re often brutal about microtransactions. “Free-to-play” games like Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Dragalia Lost […]

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'Fortnite's' New Year's Eve surprise confused so many players that the cofounder of Epic Games weighed in with a crack about time zones

“Fortnite”/Epic games&quotFortnite”/Epic games “Fortnite” is the world’s most popular game, with 80 million players spread across the globe. “Fortnite” will feature a ball drop and fireworks at the top of every hour as the New Year reaches all 24 time zones. However, as the celebration began on New Year’s Eve in some time zones, players […]

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Online scammers are bombarding young 'Fortnite' players with fake offers for free v-bucks

Epic Games“Fortnite” players spend more than $ 200 million a month on v-bucks, the in-game currency. Online scammers are targeting “Fortnite: Battle Royale” players with fake offers for free v-bucks, the game’s digital currency. Players use v-bucks to purchase cosmetic items and skins; the currency can be earned through playing or purchased outright in the […]