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For Twitch, 2019 is all about the growth of ‘Just Chatting’ streams

Twitch is still the primary destination for live gaming video for most people. But the company is no longer laser-focused on just games. And that’s good because it is seeing more growth outside of those traditional categories, according to data-tracking firm SullyGnome and broadcasting services provider StreamElements. The “Just Chatting” category on Twitch has grown consistently…
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Microsoft tests content filters for Xbox messages

The gaming community can be ruthless and often outright abusive. In an attempt to make Xbox more welcoming and inclusive, Microsoft is introducing new content filters. Beginning today, Xbox Insiders can select one of four filters that will automatically block abusive and offensive messages. The filters include four levels: friendly, medium, mature and unfiltered. The friendly filter will be…
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Fortnite Chapter 2 hype builds as Epic shuts it down

Developer Epic Games is using a classic strategy to build up excitement for Fortnite Chapter 2. The studio is hoping that the absence of its free-to-play battle royale shooter will make players’ hearts grow fonder. And it seems like it’s working. Fans are engaging with the mystery of why they cannot play Fortnite. It is The End for Fortnite. Or, at least, that’s what Epic is calling its…
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Original 'Fortnite' map vanishes in a cataclysmic event

The leaks were on the mark — Fortnite‘s original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title’s hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and trigger a massive amount of rifts, culminating in a meteor strike…
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The next 'Fortnite' season might finally include a new map

Apex Legends, PUBG and other battle royale brawlers have added maps over time, but not Fortnite — you’ve had to be content with revisions (if sometimes dramatic ones) to the existing layout. You might finally get something new in the near future, however. Users browsing Apple’s Italian App Store noticed that Fortnite‘s entry included a picture for a “Chapter…
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