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Fortnite dataminers find a hidden location underwater

Fortnite fans have found a new location hidden under the waters of its latest update. The Ruins will emerge later this season as water levels around the submerged map slowly recede. Today brought the first of these incremental changes, though full plans for the island through until the end of …

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Pokémon Go maker Niantic's next game is Catan: World Explorers

The fourth game from Niantic, the maker of Ingress, Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will be… Catan: World Explorers. This new themed take on the developer’s massively-multiplayer augmented reality formula uses the same library of real-world locations to turn the planet into a giant Catan game board. As …

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The Almost Gone's point-and-click personal history doesn't work

Stylish isometric visuals, venerable point-and-click puzzle design and a brooding tale of family tragedy are hitched more than a little awkwardly together in The Almost Gone, a new morsel of misery from Belgian developer Happy Volcano. Fragmentary explorations of memory and loss are fashionable these days, but Kentucky Route Zero …

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Pokémon Unite is a new free-to-play MOBA from Tencent

Cross-platform between Nintendo Switch and smartphone. Tencent studio TiMi is working on a free-to-play Pokémon MOBA named Pokémon Unite. A five-versus-five team battler, it sees squads of players with their own Pokémon battling it out in an arena dotted with control points on various lanes. As your Pokémon level up and …

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Fortnite has quietly removed police cars

Source confirms deliberate change following murder of George Floyd.  Last week, Fortnite fans noticed police cars could no longer be found on the game’s map. The change, reported on at the time by Kotaku, appeared to have been made at the same time as Fortnite’s new season. Fortnite’s cop cars, …

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App store loot boxes allow for "predatory" gambling, lawsuit alleges

Apple “entices consumers, including children”. Another day, another row over whether loot boxes constitute gambling. The latest development comes as part of a fresh class action lawsuit filed in California on behalf of 100 people. As recapped by GamesIndustry.biz, Californian law outlines the definition of an illegal gambling device as a …

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Minecraft's big Nether Update arrives next week

The Nether Update, Minecraft’s biggest addition in years, will finally arrive next Tuesday, 23rd June. Meet the Piglins. That date applies to the game’s Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS and Android editions, as well as the classic Java version of the game on Windows, Mac and …

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