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Fortnite season 3 has been delayed one more week
Fortnite Credit: Epic Games (Reproduction)

Epic Games announced that Chapter 2, Season 3 was delayed once again. Initially planned to be released on April 30, Epic already had pushed the season to June 4 before this latest announcement.
The company said: “In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 - Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week. The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11.”.

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Pac-Man turns 40
Pac-Man arcade machine
Pac-Man arcade machine Credit: Peter Handke (Creative Commons Attribution 1.0)

Developed by Toru Iwatani and released by the Japanese company Namco, the first Pac-Man machine was unveiled in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980.
With more than 400,000 gaming cabinets sold to arcades around the world, Pac-Man is the best-selling arcade game of all time.

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Epic Games online store down for hours after rumours of 'Grand Theft Auto V' for free
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Credit: Rockstar on IGDB

Epic Games online store was down on Thursday due to massive traffic after rumours that it was giving the premium edition of "Grand Theft Auto V" for free.
Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, has given away dozens of free titles since their online store launched in December 2018, and the company said in January that it plans to continue to give away free games through 2020.

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Electronic Arts beats investor expectations with $1.39 billion revenue in Q4
FIFA 20, an Electronic Arts game, screenshot
FIFA 20, an Electronic Arts game, screenshot Credit: Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts delivered financial results today above investor expectations. The game publisher generated $1.39 billion in revenues for Q4 -- against the $1.19 billion predicted by analysts.
The company credits its digital sales and strong franchises for its growth. That includes $4.05 billion in digital net bookings for fiscal 2020. That’s up 9% year-over-year, and EA says it accounts for 78% of its total net bookings.
“We’re humbled to see people around the world connecting through our games during this unprecedented period,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said.

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Fortnite World Cup 2020 cancelled
Fortnite World Cup 2020 cancelled

Epic Games, the video game and software development company behind Fortnite, has announced the cancellation of this year's Fortnite World Cup. On Twitter, they stated that all other Fortnite events and competitions will be held online.

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PlayStation to provide full pay to employees, regardless of ability to perform remote work

Reporter Patrick Klepek announced on Twitter that he obtained a memo stating that all PlayStation employees are set to work from home until April 30. Employees will be paid "regardless of ability to perform remote work due to job function or responsibilities". Additionally, employees will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 to purchase any equipment needed to continue their work remotely.

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YouTuber calls gamers to help build the entire Earth in Minecraft on a 1:1 scale

The YouTuber PippenFTS aims to recreate the entire Earth in the online game Minecraft in life-size. With the help of two mods, called "Cubic Chunks" and "Terra 1-to-1" respectively removing the size limits of the Minecraft worlds and converting Google Maps earth data into Minecraft maps, the YouTuber has re-created the earth in a Minecraft world. In his proposed second steps he calls for players to get together and hand-build all human-made structures, which were not added by the mods itself. The players organize in a Discord which already has over 40,000 members and the video with the call for participation broke the 5 million views.