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Nerf Releasing Overwatch-Themed Toys

Fans of Overwatch can rejoice as Blizzard teams up with Nerf to bring reality a little closer to the world of the game. Just without all the robots, assassinations, and a destroyed Australia.

A post on the official Overwatch Twitter announced a new partnership between itself and the toy company Nerf. Set for release at some point next year, Nerf will be making Overwatch-branded blasters in the style of different weapons from the game.

These new toys will be a part of the Nerf Rival line. These blasters are designed to be more precise than the standard Nerf guns, offering a somewhat safer alternative to things like paintball and airsoft through the use of foam balls.

No specifics have been given yet as to which guns from the game will be making it into the line, though it’s a safe bet that the likes of Tracer’s iconic pulse pistols will probably make an appearance. Price has also not been announced, with other guns in the line costing as much as $100 in some cases but as low as $25 making it hard to speculate as to how much you’ll need to pay when the time comes.

This won’t be the first time Nerf has produced weapons in the Rival line themed after different media, as Deadpool got his own toys in the form of specially themed Apollo XV-700 blaster and a set of Kronos XVIII-500 pistols covered with his face. However, these were recolors of existing toys, so whether or not the company plans to do the same for Overwatch or create entirely new weapons will remain to be seen until more information is revealed.

How is “Fortnite” Making So Much Money?

One of the most popular games right now is “Fortnite”. Chances are you’ve heard of it. Although it was already popular, it became more popular when Drake played “Fortnite” live on Twitch with the streamer Ninja. They played the free side of the game which is named Battle Royale.

Not only can you play this game against your PC friends, but it is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Cross play is available with all platforms except for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so many people are currently a player. I just recently just played “Fortnite” with my friends on Xbox and it was a great experience to finally have the opportunity since I am also a PlayStation 4 user.

Since “Fortnite Battle Royale” is a free game, people have been wondering how they make so much money. The answer is quite simple. They offer in-game purchases.

Players have the opportunity to purchase “V-Bucks” which are used to then buy the different skins they can use for their character, purchase different dance moves for their characters to use during the game, and also purchase other in game items that make the experience more personalized.

Although “Battle Royale” is free to play, they also have a paid version of the game which is the “Save The World” side. While “Battle Royale” is a player-versus-player game, the “Save The World” side is a paid version.

There is also money to be made on the “Save The World” side since it is a paid version. Also, “V-Bucks” are used to buy “Loot Llamas” which are used to upgrade your weapons, traps, characters, and survivors. These are used to power up your character and help you get further in the game and to save the world!

By utilizing it’s in game currency, “Fortnite” is having no problem making as much money as they need, plus some.

Fortnite Battle Royale: What Is The Hype About?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, it is almost sure that you have heard about the hit game from Epic Games, Fortnite. If you are unfamiliar with the game, let me fill you in just a bit.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a massive multiplayer player vs. player style game that has a campaign mode that you can play on your own, or the more popular game style; Battle Royale. Battle Royale is the most played version of the game as it gives you the opportunity to play alone, with a friend, or in a squad of four to take down your opponents. One hundred players start off on a “Battle Bus” at the opening of each round of Fortnite: Battle Royale and jump out at any given point across the map to choose their landing location so they might find resources and weaponry faster than their enemies. If it already sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the website now to download for free to play on PC or go to your PlayStation or Xbox online stores. Here is the link for PC gamers: Download Fortnite Here!…
What is the gameplay like?
Once you reach the ground, it’s an all-out scramble depending on where you decide to land. If you float into a named city like Tilted Towers, you may find yourself dying before you can even see a weapon to defend yourself. If you are lucky enough to land in a decent spot that isn’t crawling with trigger happy enemies, then loot up in the area and then it’s time to gather resources. What resources do you ask? In Fortnite, both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes allow you to collect wood, metal, and brick by breaking apart just about anything you can think of in the game; But be careful! If you make too much noise cutting down that tree for some wood, you could be telling the enemy your exact whereabouts. The reason you want to gather resources is to build forts to protect yourself throughout the match as well as develop stairways and floorboards to get to loot that you may not have been able to reach otherwise.
Fortnite is a great way to build team building skills or even just blow off some steam after a long day of work.

New Details Released for Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest is an upcoming real-time strategy game based in a 1920’s-era steampunk environment. A recent Kickstarter success story, the developers were able to earn a $1.2 million budget to make their game with.

As expected, in-depth information is fairly hard to come by for a game that was only recently crowdfunded and is still heavily in development. However, King Arts Games recently took time out of making the game to do an interview with PC Gamer, giving some insight into what players can expect from the finished product.

In this interview, the business development manager for King Arts Games, Julian Strzoda, talked about how surprised the team was that they managed to make as much as they did through Kickstarter, mentioning that it was more than their last three Kickstarter endeavors combined. They also mentioned that, in preparation for beginning work on the game, they played through many classic RTS games and asked fans for input on what they wanted to see in Iron Harvest.

Polish artist Jakub Rozalski and games like StarCraft, Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes were all cited as inspirations for the setting, aesthetics, and gameplay featured in Iron Harvest. Strzoda described their method as combining everything that worked from the work that inspired them while finding fixes for what didn’t, with a finished product that hopefully ends up the best of everything.

Additionally, he mentioned that players will be able to choose from over 30 different mechs to play with during the game, with different advantages and disadvantages depending on which of the three factions the player is aligned with in a match. And, while each faction has their own mechs to choose from with three of nine available heroes in each faction, he specifically says that the factions aren’t supposed to feel as radically different as something like StarCraft.

Basic gameplay is planned to include a basic infantry unit and six different “specialist” classes, giving players options on how to play. There will even be stealth components to the game, with “one or two stealth-heavy maps” being promised.

While that is about all the information available, more is sure to come as development continues forward.