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Kevin the Fortnite cube has started to pulsate

Seems fame has taken its toll on Kevin because now Fortnite’s colossal purple cube is pulsating. It could be a relaxing sight, but it’s not a soft and comforting glow more of a rapid rhythmic speed and the swirling vortex underneath it just adds to its foreboding nature. read more

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Black Ops 4 PC player counts have doubled over last year’s game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has ditched many series traditions, and it’s paying off – PC player counts are way up, and the title raked in over half-a-billion dollars in its opening weekend. Activision notes several new franchise records on current platforms, with player counts topping both Black Ops 3 and WWII’s strong launches. read more

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AMD Zen 2 could overtake Intel’s i9 9900K CPU performance lead next spring

We’re still around six months out from when we expect the next generation of AMD processors to arrive, using the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, but there are fresh rumours about the expected performance boost the new chips will deliver. read more

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Fortnite’s battle buses are getting 25% faster

If you needed a reason to thank Fortnite’s bus driver then this is it – they’re now driving the Battle Bus 25% faster. Yep, it looks like they’re putting their foot down at last. The speed upgrade was announced on the Fortnite Twitter account this morning, saying “test driving an engine upgrade [so it] now travels 25% faster while flying.” A speedier bus means that players will get to their chosen drop destination faster. read more

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Rockstar devs say crunch “typically” means under 50 hours a week and are mostly fine with it

A number of developers at GTA and Red Dead Redemption studio Rockstar have discussed their working conditions on social media, after their famously tight-lipped employer apparently lifted a ban on their doing so. read more

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Logging into PUBG will get you 20,000 BP for free

The developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is apologising for its recent server and matchmaking issues by giving each PUBG player 20,000 battle points. This apology has been issued after players experienced a host of problems following the game’s recent patch that was part of an ongoing campaign to specifically fix problems within PUBG. read more