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9 minutes ago, mtchromatic said:

What's the distinction between smartphone and tablet games?

I think tablets became the new laptops. There are games that are tablet exclusives, and the ones that are not, they do support tablets tho, which makes it a bit confusing.

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"After years of asking Epic Games to give him his own skin in Fortnite, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is getting his wish. The streamer has announced on Mixer that his Fortnite skin will be added to the game on Jan. 16, though he’s currently playing games with it right now.

The Ninja Fortnite skin is part of a series — the Icon Series — that’ll bring “the artistic vision, personality, and attitude of top creators to Fortnite,” Epic Games said in its announcement. The Ninja Outfit will be available on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET until January 19 at 8 p.m. ET, as well as a few extras: Ninja’s Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote, and a Dual Katanas Pickaxe. Neither Epic nor Ninja have said how much the items will cost."


Well, I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with the level of engagement and promotion present around Fornite. I don't know if I've seen a game become so mainstream (aside from cod and minecraft, but I would argue they didn't reach this type of level) and feature so many cross promotions and leak into pop culture. The end of the season event was also something never seen before. On the other hand, you've got worn down devs trying to keep up with the next updates without end. I hope they at least adopt a more healthy life-work balance progressing into this new decade. It's gonna be interesting to see how other big companies try to replicate this success. 

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"According to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, their main platform is Mobile after the success of Call of Duty: Mobile. During Activision-Blizzard’s recent quarterly financial call, Kotick mentioned the rapid growth and revenue opportunities of mobile and the company intends to expand on the platform. There are apparently several Call of Duty projects in the works right now, on top of multiple mobile titles which include a potential Crash Bandicoot runner. Call of Duty: Mobile is available on iOS and Android now.

“Using Call of Duty as an example, with the introduction of Call of Duty: Mobile, we grew our player base from 40 million to 100 million players in less than a year,” said Bobby Kotick. “And we expect significant growth in the Call of Duty franchise in 2020 as compared to 2019, as a result of this and from other unannounced Call of Duty initiatives. Mobile, in fact, is now our leading platform. The business model for Call of Duty Mobile is free to play, which enables the rapid development of large community of players with the option to purchase digital items and services, as well as our ability to generate advertising revenues.” "


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17 hours ago, FMPONE said:

I feel like this isn’t even a real game outside of headlines about how it’s being rebooted. Does this game even exist? Has anyone actually seen it in the wild? 

It will become a game soon, once they add more motivating challenges, with exciting and meaningful rewards and progression. :eng101:

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3 hours ago, Minos said:

It will become a game soon, once they add more motivating challenges, with exciting and meaningful rewards and progression. :eng101:

I can't wait to face motivating challenges, to be excited by meaningful rewards, and to progress.

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