Everyone's getting a battle royale these days. Like a Mountain Dew-crazed Oprah handing out gaming goodies, just about every video game is getting a battle royale variant. The latest? Fallout 76, for some reason. Oh, and this fan-made conversion of the original Super Mario Bros., known simply as Mario Royale. Which you should go out and play right a-bloody-way.
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Whether you enjoy playing battle royale games or not, the game mode has taken the games industry by storm with everyone from small dev studios to massive titles wanting in on the action. Now Hi-Rez Studios (who made the shooter games, Paladins, Paladins Strike and Smite), have built a battle royale game called Realm Royale, and it’s just entered open beta status. Drop into the Realm Like Hi-...[Read More]
Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of Stuff’s top games of 2018. But the beautiful part of gaming is that it isn’t over. Frequently new content is released to improve the longevity of a game — something that developer Rockstar is amazing at. Case in point: A new update has Red Dead Online joining Fortnite and Black Ops in the battle royale area. If you’ve missed the battle royal...[Read More]
Ever wish you can just play Fortnite without dying with every first encounter? Yeah, we do too. Fortnite’s Creative Mode is available to everyone for free now, and is essentially Minecraft meets forts. This Creative Mode takes the building of structures in Fortnite to the next level. Instead of building structures anywhere in the world as you play, Creative Mode gives each player their own i...[Read More]
This year, Activision made the bold move of removing the campaign mode from their new Call of Duty instalment. And while opting for online gaming and zombies sounded controversial at release, we actually think they are onto something here. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the most recent addition to the first-person-shooter series, made by Treyarch — the guys best known for 2008’s World at War a...[Read More]
‘Tis the most creepy time of the year, and in the spirit of Halloween, Fortnite has decided to roll out an event mode called ‘Fortnitemares’. And this time, you won’t be fighting each other. Life was going very well on the island. The only thing you had to worry about was other players actively looking for people to kill… Then, when the bells tolled on 24 October, the map became littered with comp...[Read More]
Colourfully animated battle royale sensation Fortnite has ended its fifth season — which means the game is due for a whole range of new updates. Horrifying new updates to be exact. What can we expect from the (now-live) Season 6? Obviously a Halloween-themed season that’s packed with invisibility, new skins, new locations and pets. Because October is literally around the corner and 31 Octobe...[Read More]
The online video game Fortnite Battle Royale was launched just a year ago in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion for the developer, Epic Games. It has also been linked to 200 divorces and a case of aggravated harassment where a 45-year-old man threatened to kill an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the game. Love it or hat...[Read More]
It’s getting to be about that time again, where we throw everything out of the windows in favour of levelling up with the rest of the Call of Duty fans. Black Ops IV is set to deliver on its multiplayer, as usual, but it is the new Blackout battle royale mode that really has our attention this year. There’s a beta test of the all-new mode kicking off, hard, next week with PlayStation g...[Read More]