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Epic Games sues two Fortnite Streamers over promoting cheating software

October 16, 2018 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

Epic Games has filed a suit against two game streamers/YouTubers for posting videos of cheats in Fortnite. Additionally, they also directed viewers on purchasing the tools they could use to replicate those cheats. The streamer in question is Brand “Golden Modz” Lucas, who is being sued for violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breach of contract, and “tortious interference.” Colton “Excentric” Conter, who often appears in Lucas’ streams has also been named in the suit.

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Epic is requesting that Lucas and Conter’s earnings be disgorged, i.e, they want an extra share of the profits since they were obtained unjustly. This in addition to damages and court costs. They have also, naturally, been asked to pull several videos off of YouTube. It should be noted though, Epic Games has plenty of money, so the stringent suit appears to be solely to send a message to cheaters.

As justification, Lucas has said that other streamers were doing similar behaviors, so he didn’t think what he was doing was problematic.

Just like it is with PUBG, cheating has been a big problem for Fortnite. Epic also has to deal with several phishing schemes where sites claim to give away versions of Fortnite which are cheat enabled. They recently acquired an anti-cheat company to this end, beefing up their anti-cheat mechanisms. Hopefully, stronger anti-cheat mechanisms should discourage streamers from promoting cheats in the game.

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EA is planning Command & Conquer remasters and is looking to fans for direction

October 12, 2018 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

During their E3 presentation this year, EA briefly had fans delighted over a new Command & Conquer game, however, the delight was short-lived after discovering that it was Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game. Well, it’s not like us to completely ignore it just because it’s a mobile game. As it turns out, it was not that great.

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Well, there’s some good news for Command & Conquer fans now, as EA producer Jim Vessela took to reddit to reveal that EA has plans to remaster some of the games from the popular series and they already have the “ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary” as he said on Reddit. The 25th anniversary will fall in 2020 for those wondering.

Vesella mentions in his post that EA is taking to the fans to help with the future of the Command & Conquer franchise, and the purpose of his post is to gather input on which games fans want remastered. We personally loved the Red Alert arc and would love to see it remastered. One other qualm we had was EA’s recent approach to, well, everything. Microtransactions. Thankfully, Jim cleared this up with his response to another concerned redditor, stating that “We will not be adding microtransactions to a C&C Remaster.” This is EA though, so we’ll just have to hold our breath till it’s actually out, but it would be nice if this were the case.