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Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

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Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about "cross-play" restrictions imposed on Fortnite.Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to use the same Fortnite account with the newly released Nintendo Switch edition.This prevents them from being able to make use of outfits and other in-game purchases and rewards they had accrued.There is no such limitation when moving between the Xbox One and Switch.Gamers were already unable to share a Fortnite account between Microsoft and Sony's platforms. But the appeal of the Switch is that its portable nature allows owners to play when away from home, and...
Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

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Comcast made a $ 65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies. The ruling signaled that Comcast could win regulatory approval, too; its bid for Fox shares many similarities with the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Comcast says its cash bid is 19 percent higher than the value of Disney offer as of Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal and others reported earlier that Comcast had lined up $ 60 billion in cash to challenge Disney for media mogul Rupert Murdoch's company. Disney's ...
Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

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Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.Three parents contacted the ASA after their children saw ads for Insidious: The Last Key - rated 15 in the UK.One ad for the film was shown before videos of songs from Frozen, instructions for building a Lego fire station and a clip from the cartoon PJ Masks.The ASA has upheld the complaints.In a second ad, the ASA said a young woman was seen "lying on a floor immobile, bloodied and distressed while a humanoid creature crept towards her and then probed at her with claw-like fingers and pierced her skin".Screaming womenFurther horror-themed imagery followed, including a sequence of women screaming.Thi...

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Nintendo has announced that Fortnite is being released for its Switch console to coincide with the opening of the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.However, the release is limited to the title's last-gamer-standing Battle Royale mode and will not include the original Save The World co-op content.Nintendo also revealed Super Smash Bros Ultimate will include every character to have appeared in prior versions.It described it as the "biggest crossover in gaming history". That means the fighting game will include the Japanese firm's own characters - Mario, Zelda and the Splatoon Inklings - as well as those from third-party developers, such as Final Fantasy's Cloud, Metal Gea...