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Revisiting Audiosurf reminds me that no one owns music in 2019

“No one actually owns any music nowadays.”This is how I come to learn that Phil paid money for an album called Monster Halloween Hits (full track listings here). Regular hauntsThe track listing of Monster Halloween Hits reads like an exercise in Halloween keyword searches. Monster Halloween Hits avoids both. We saw Monster Halloween Hits and decided that life was too short for these shenanigans. I guess what I am trying to say here is that this Reinstall of Monster Halloween Hits was a complete

By | 2019-03-04T15:27:53+00:00 March 4th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apex Legends Hits New Major Player Count Milestone

Monday morning the Titanfall developer confirmed that the Apex Legends player count total has crossed 50 million. Apex Legends is showcasing an unrivaled rate of growth that even Fortnite wasn’t able to get close to. For comparison’s sake, Fortnite reported 10 million players after 2 weeks and 20 million players after 6 weeks. To stave off that decay and continue growing rapidly, new content is a must for Apex Legends. The simpler answer for Respawn Entertainment to grow Apex Legends‘ player bas

By | 2019-03-04T09:46:29+00:00 March 4th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite hits new concurrent player high despite Apex Legends’ success

Epic confirmed that the game reached 7.6 million concurrent players on Saturday, Feb. 16, a non-special-event record for Fortnite. This news comes at a contentious time in the battle royale landscape. It does seem that the battle royale space is more than big enough for both games. It does seem that the battle royale space is more than big enough for both games. Its success may herald a new age for Fortnite, where it evolves from being a battle royale shooter into a social gathering space (that

By | 2019-02-20T16:00:00+00:00 February 20th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite Carlton dance lawsuit hits copyright speed bump

Alfonso Ribeiro's suit against 2K and Epic Games over the use of his character's dance from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is facing a pretty significant obstacle. The US Copyright Office has refused his copyright registration. Since 'The Carlton' wasn't already copyrighted, Ribeiro and his lawyers first had to register with the US Copyright Office. For copyright purposes, there's a distinction between a dance and a choreographed work, and for a dance to be considered the latter, it needs a sufficient

By | 2019-02-15T12:38:51+00:00 February 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apex Legends hits 25 million players in a week – smashing Fortnite’s record

There seems to be no stopping Apex Legends hitting fresh highs following its debut, and the latest revelation is that the game has reached 25 million players in its first week – and last weekend it exceeded two million concurrent players. The 25 million milestone was shared by the game’s official Twitter account, complete with the comment that the success of the past week has been beyond Respawn and EA’s wildest imagination. Thank you to all 25 million Legends out there. Mucho momentumLet’s not

By | 2019-02-12T12:23:54+00:00 February 12th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Doom megawad Eviternity hits final revision

Eviternity is a massive project put together by the Doom modding community consisting of six five-map episodes which use a new high-quality texture pack. The episodes each explore a different theme, with examples like "Icy castles", "Medieval", and "Industrial/Brutalism". There are a couple of secret maps as well, because what would Doom be without secrets? Though it was initially released in December, Eviternity has just had a final revision, and you can read all about its changes here. Or you

By | 2019-02-11T01:47:27+00:00 February 11th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apex Legends hits 10 million players in three days – when it took Fortnite a fortnight

Apex Legends seems to be going from strength to strength; after managing to reach a million players in its first eight hours, the free-to-play battle royale shooter has now hit 10 million players in three days flat. That’s incredibly good going, particularly when you consider that it took Fortnite two weeks – a fortnight, rather appropriately – to reach the same milestone. It took Fortnite 24 hours to accrue a million players, compared to eight hours for EA’s shooter, as we already mentioned. If

By | 2019-02-08T12:36:22+00:00 February 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ campaign hits the Super Bowl

The seemingly never ending battle between Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg and T-Series for most subscribed to YouTube creator just hit a whole new level. Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, another popular YouTube creator, appeared at the Super Bowl with his friends wearing “Subscribe to PewDiePie” shirts, bringing the internet campaign to a whole new level. pic.twitter.com/jEUct0ObCr — ESPN (@espn) February 3, 2019Donaldson also noted that because their seats are directly behind the Los Angeles Rams’ field

By | 2019-02-02T16:00:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple Music hits 50 million subscribers

While Apple’s iPhone business didn’t end 2018 on a high note, iTunes and Apple Music are growing at a good clip according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. During the company’s first earning call of 2019, Cook made the announcement that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million subscriber mark at the tail-end of last year and the services side of the business - which includes Apple Pay, Apple Music, Apple News and the 30,000 subscription-based apps on the App Store – is up 40% year-over-year. At last check, S

By | 2019-01-30T00:14:55+00:00 January 30th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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