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Fortnite holds boogie contest for their next dance emote

Shake your groove thing!

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There are lots of reasons why you should love Fortnite Battle Royale. Despite being one of those reasons, the game’s dance emotes take a step back to the fun gameplay mechanics. Epic Games wants to change that with a dance contest that might bring your dance into the game.

In Fortnite, emotes are just one of the game’s quirkier ways to show player expression. Players can select from a variety of gestures and dance moves. The feature works best when it embraces pop culture. The game’s best emotes include dabbing, the electro shuffle, a Salt Bae gesture, and the Best Mates meme dance.


The announced #BoogieDown contest invites players to strut their own stuff for a spot in Fortnite’s hall of dancing fame. One hundred winners will earn both real-world and in-game prizes including V-Bucks, cosmetic goodies, and an IRL Boogie Bomb. However, Epic Games will render the grand prize winner’s dance into the game.

Dance entries will be judged based on fun, originality, and creativity. Eligibility is fairly lax, opening up the contest to adults all around the globe. Of course, entries should still avoid offensive, mature, or copyright infringing content.

Interested players (or groups of friends) can post their entries on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #boogiedown to qualify. The contest runs from now until April 10 EST.

SEE ALSO: Fortnite is doing better than PUBG, revenue report says

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Minecraft Earth is like Pokémon Go but with building blocks

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In a move that makes loads of sense, Minecraft is coming to mobile though an augmented reality app similar to Pokémon Go.

It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s arriving later this year with a beta phase happening during summer. The developers offered this trailer, but it does little to explain how the system would work.


Check it out:

The official website’s FAQ section, however, delves into more of the info we actually care about.

For one, it’ll be free to play and will include several of Minecraft‘s traditional features including world building and discovering/fighting mobs.

Concerning regional availability, the developers aren’t confirming these details just yet. If it’s anything like the issues Niantic experienced with Pokémon Go before, chances are this rollout will be gradual, too.

Finally, for the “Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?” question, the website has a definite “No” to answer that.

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS. Fingers crossed that there’ll be no delays. 🤞

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Finally! New trailer of Final Fantasy VII remake drops

We waited four years!

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It took four years but we now have a follow-up trailer to the Final Fantasy VII Remake. First announced during E3 2015, the much-anticipated remake has only shown up through rumors and disappointing news of delay.

However, at PlayStation’s State of Play, we now have some new footage of the game. The released footage features cinematic scenes with Cloud and Aerith, gameplay previews, and glimpses at the remake’s primary antagonist, Sephiroth.


Final Fantasy VII was first released for the original PlayStation. It’s the first game in the series to move away from 2D animation and make use of polygonal character design, taking advantage of the console’s capabilities.

The game’s director Tetsuya Nomura also said that “most of the plans are already in place in the run up to the launch.” He also promised more details in June. Here’s to hoping for no more delays and that we don’t have to wait another four years until the game actually comes out.

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Confirmed: EA plans to expand Apex Legends to mobile platforms

Following other titles like Fortnite and PUBG

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Electronics Art‘s popular battle royale title, Apex Legends, is on its way to challenge mobile players. During the company’s earnings call, the game’s publisher and developer mentioned the upcoming mobile version of the Titanfall-based game.

The confirmation aligns with EA’s initial thoughts of bringing Apex Legends to mobile, especially on smartphones. There are no specifics about platforms or release dates, but we’re betting Android and iOS are part of the list. There’s also a possibility for the Nintendo Switch to join the party.


EA’s decision to expand to mobile is part of the new strategy they are working on. Part of it is bringing Apex Legends to China.

Also during the call, EA reported that Apex Legends currently has over 50 million users. While impressive, the game’s growth is slowing down, which is why they now have to bring the game to more platforms.

Via: Engadget
Source: GameInformer

SEE ALSO: PUBG shut down in China

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